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Having been married for 35 years (and counting), I truly understand the value of the commitment you are making to one another. With that in mind, I work closely with you so that your wedding in the mountains will be a truly memorable event.

After receiving your request and confirming the location and date, I will meet with you to discuss the details of the ceremony. Because of distance and time restraints, the ceremony details are often completed through the use of email. I provide you with the basic civil ceremony as well as a number of phrases and reading options that you may wish to include in order to personalize your ceremony. You may also incorporate your own vows or readings. Through this process a ceremony is developed to reflect the couple you are.

If you require a rehearsal, I will attend. This is a good idea for weddings with a wedding party of two or more attendants, but not necessary for smaller weddings. Sometimes a meeting to review the details of the ceremony is all that is necessary. On the day of your wedding, I arrive on site approximately 1/2 hour prior to the ceremony start time.
This allows time to quickly say "hi" to all involved.

photo compliments of Mountain Light Studio

"We really appreciate your willingness to be flexible with ceremony, so that we could have the day that we wanted! "

Emma & Fred

Perform the ceremony!

During the ceremony, if a tissue is needed for those tears of happiness, I always have one available. After the wedding, I ensure that the Registration of Marriage is properly completed and returned promptly to the Registry office.

Immediately following the ceremony, I prepare and present you with a Marriage Statement which will act as proof of the wedding until the Certificate of Marriage is received.
I am available to perform your ceremony in the location of your choice on most days except Sunday which I reserve for family.

photo compliments of Kim Payant

"Your kindness and genuine warmth really put us at ease and we have such fond memories or our wedding."

Fonda & Nathan