Congratulations! Let’s make your wedding ceremony memorable!
Officiating weddings is one of Laura’s truest joys! She’s genuine, enthusiastic and committed to making memories memorable by presiding over the ceremony you’re envisioning.
As unique as your entire wedding day will be, Laura will fully express and publicly share your love story at the location of your choice.
Laura’s friendly, relaxed and spontaneous nature immediately makes each and everyone feel comfortable and along with her decades of professional counseling experience is a beneficial source of heartfelt assurance and inspiring confidence to couples knowing that they are in the hands of an accomplished Officiant that understands and cares.
A traditional wedding ceremony is a formal nuptial, foremost religious, reflecting the couple’s spiritual orientation. Typically the bride & groom are attired in the garments that reflect their culture and tradition.
A spiritual wedding ceremony reflects the authenticity of the couples distinct spiritual life and sacredness of their union, frequently inspired with symbolic meaning.
A metaphysical wedding extends beyond the limits of the ordinary wedding experience by focusing on the unity of all creation, the basic goodness of humankind and the superiority of spiritual vision.
A military wedding ceremony is not a military service but rather a respectful mass conducted in a military chapel or otherwise. Military clothing/uniforms ought to be worn and involve a Saber Arch in which sabers or swords are used to salute the newly married couple.
A pagan wedding ceremony is a spiritual sacrament that is deeply connected to nature. It can be considered a polytheistic or pantheistic religion. Legendary rituals such as ‘hand-fasting’ or a ‘broomstick wedding’ (this is where a couple jumps over a decorated broomstick symbolizing a leap of faith) may be included. Any symbolic path can be incorporated by the couple.
An interfaith wedding ceremony is when a couple incorporates aspects of two different religious faiths into one. Two officiates are right and proper but not necessary.
A double wedding ceremony is a single ceremony where two couples wed simultaneously.
A same sex wedding ceremony is when two people of the same sex marry. It can be a simple or elaborate service reflecting the authenticity of their union.
Optional wedding ceremonies are designed to be used as 'out of the ordinary' add-ons to the original wedding ceremony. Varieties are available for consideration including:
- Rose for Mothers
- Sand Ceremony
- Love Letter/Wine Ceremony
- Candle-lighting Ceremony
- Rose Exchange Bride & Groom
- Tulip Exchange Bride & Groom
- Mead (Toast) Ceremony
Devotional Ceremonies is an occasion for people to enrich and honour each other's lives. It's not a destination, rather an opportunity for each person to find the strength to live his or her life, together, with courage and commitment. It is an act of devotion that pledges loyalty to the other for an indefinite period of time and can serve the same purpose as an oath, if an oath is objectionable because of religious or ethical grounds. A commitment ceremony becomes a legal rite only when a marriage license is endorsed.
A renewal of vows ceremony is to reaffirm or renew vows. It’s an ideal opportunity for a couple to experience the magic, hope and promise they felt on their wedding day and rejoice in the pride of having family gather. It can be considered an important milestone in a couple’s relationship by way of bringing their relationship full circle. The service can reflect the original service and be as casual or formal an occasion as a couple wishes. As renewing ceremonial vows is not a legal act, no official paperwork is required.
A rehearsal is often encouraged.
A rehearsal plan ensures that the schematics of the ceremony are simplified and clarified for the arrangement of the actual day. This stratagem sets the tone for the official day, offering the rehearsal participants self-assurance and a sense of relief and contentment instead of impending fear and worry often credited to pre-wedding jitters and lack of knowledge and planning. For more information click on the REHEARSAL page.