It is always assumed that everyone invited would know the language the officiant is speaking at the wedding, maybe one or two that speaks a different language. For me I had just half that spoke English. Half of what was left spoke German and the other half spoke Japanese. It was wonderful to work with a bride and groom that helped me speak with their families. They all knew what was going on during the ceremony and the love from every one was over whelming. I felt like I was part of the family, we laughed and chatted. No matter the language, no matter if we understood each other I know that we have all had a wonderful time. I wish, bless, and safe travels back to their home countries and a wonderful life hoping that one day we can all meet again. I love officiating weddings. I get to meet the best people and step out in the world and expand my knowledge. My blessings on the families and couples.
This is a time of being who we were made to be. There are many people who have lost everything, their lives shattered, and routine gone. Many have asked how may I help, others have lent a hand, boat, and even hard earned money. Brides and grooms throughout the Houston area as well as the vendors have had a disruption in the plans that they had. I will work with the many couples and vendors to help them out as much as possible to still make their dream come true. As an officiant I believe that this is my calling and I welcome any that need help to please call or email me. If you know of anyone that needs my assitance please pass my information along. I can move things around and work something out for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Good afternoon everyone. It is that time of year in South and Central Texas when weddings start to pick up. It is also that time of year when themed weddings will start to take place. If you know of a couple that is wanting a themed wedding for Halloween or a fall wedding please contact me. I am willing to dress for a costumed wedding in October. Just get in touch with me and I can talk more about with you or the couple that needs a costumed officiant. Don't be afraid to ask me. Share this post with as many people as you wish and help me get the word out.
Well it happened. I published my first book. It is about writing your own vows for a your ceremony. There will be more books on the way as a follow up. Please visit the Publications page and order a book. It will be great as a gift or just to have on hand. If you know of a wedding planner and don't know what to get them as a present, this would be a great present for them. It will help them out as well as the couples that they are serving.
Have a blessed day.
I have done something a little different in 4 ceremonies that I have officiated. At first the couple was not so sure about what was going to happen but, once we did it they were so happy we did. When I officiate a wedding the couple stands facing one another. That way everyone can see their faces and I am not the center of attention. The next thing I did was have the wedding party switch sides that way the bride looked at her mother and the groom looked at his mother. The mothers aren't getting just a side profile. This makes for a happy couple and happy mothers. They get to be a part of the ceremony and get to see all that is going on. More tears, yes. It is something none of them will ever forget. Also helps when I have a nervous couple and I know that the moms can help me keep them calm. Try this at your wedding or suggest it, it is very special for all involved.
Guess what!!!!! The first of the booklets that I am writing is ready to go to the publisher. I am a little nervoius. I am working with a company as I am writing this. Hopefully by the end of summer they will be out. I am starting on my next one. As I get them all complete I may put them all in one book. The first one is on writing your own vows. The second will be toast speeches. Focusing on the best man/woman and matron/maid/man of honor. Here we go. I hope English class kicks in soon LOL.
Blessings on your day. Please respond and let me know if there are other areas that you would like to see in a book or booklet.
There are times when we don't always listen to those that are close to us or those that we honored to be a part of their life. I am a person like that. I hear what people tell me but, I am not listening. I have recently been stopped to listen to people and I am making a change. I have been asked by many people why don't I write a bookelt on couples writing their own vows. Will I have started it and almost have it done. Hopefully, it will be out by the end of the summer. I have also been asked by many why I don't write a book about the adventures of me being a minister and the ceremonies that I have officiated. That is also in the works. Summer projects here I come. I am hoping that it will be a help to others and an insight into what it is like on the other side of couple.
Blessings on you all.
There have been times when I have had two weddings in a weekend. Pretty normal stuff. I will have to say that this go round was a first. Both brides are teachers. Both grooms work for a city. They are within years of each other in age. They have great parents to work with. The questions that I ask them to answer were almost the same answers. The ceremony ideas where pretty much exact. It was hard to keep them apart. The couples were a blast to work with and I am looking forward to baptisms, blessings and anything else that they will need as life goes on. I wish both couples blessings on their marriages. Marty and Lauren, Travis and Kira enjoy the honeymoon school starts back in two weeks. The four of you made my weekend the best. OH!! I also met a wonderful photographer and videoagrapher. Water to Wine Productions. Check out the website.
Blessings on you all and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
As I have written before about a wedding I officated last year with the groom in the hospital and expected at that time to pass. Well,,,,,,he didn't and is in full remission and guess what?!?!?! I finally got to do the public ceremony and it was a great one. I didn't recognized him at first. He was up and running. It was just as tearful as the first one. I enjoyed that ceremony so much. Good things happen to those that keep the faith. Blessings on them and their families as they continue on this adventure.
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Just a little note about me. I am posting thoughts and helpful hints. I am hoping this makes your special day even better.