Seaside Ceremonies

Ventura, CA
As your officiant, I want to create and perform a ceremony that reflects you as a couple. Your ceremony should be a perfect symbol of your ideas, your future dreams, your inner beliefs, your vows for each other, and your message for your guests. I pride myself on being open minded and flexible to all requests which allows endless possibilities to script and perform a unique ceremony that encompasses your marriage. Each ceremony can be tailored to your wishes with the type of ceremony, the length of the script (how long the ceremony takes), the wording type (formal vs. informal), the message or theme (love, adventure, family, etc.), the attire of the officiant, and the order of the processional and recessional. Different types of ceremonies include religious, non-religious, non-denominational, LGBTQI ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals. I allow unlimited communication so that we may work together to perfect your ceremony. No request is overlooked! In addition, I will coordinate with wedding planners, DJ's, and photographers beforehand and am available for rehearsals for you and your wedding party.
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One of my life's richest and strongest passions are deep interpersonal relationships. My approach to performing weddings is born out of my own experience and in my own life as I have learned how enduring, satisfying relationships thrive. When I boil life down to its essence, the material world fades in comparison to relationships. Loving another and being loved adds color to a black and white world. Building an unshakable marriage based on genuine workable love and mutual respect is the heart of a full and rich life. I have been involved with and have chaired several types of relationship-based support groups and workshops, attending hundreds of meetings with people from all walks of life. The focus and goal for all being a healthy and gratifying relationship. Some years ago when my marriage with my wife, Kate, was put to test, to say we worked very hard to transform our relationship would be a great understatement. Yet I can assure you that the rewards are priceless, as our love and marriage is beyond anything I could ever have imagined. Marriage With Meaning is my heartfelt contribution to the human race, my small gift to those who are celebrating love and commitment and wish to begin their marriage with joyful purpose and with thoughtful meaning. Every word in my ceremonies is carefully chosen to express the essence of genuine love, a nurturing relationship and an authentic, satisfying marriage. The ceremonies which I write are generally non-religious, yet I can easily reflect your individual spirituality in a variety of skillful ways. I speak with a relaxed confidence and enthusiasm whether your ceremony is with a few people present or several hundred. I have performed hundreds of ceremonies along the Central Coast; at dozens of wineries, beaches and special venues. I have worked with countless wedding professionals and can give my recommendations if you have need. I am eager to help you with your wedding ceremony in a variety of ways and I endeavor to make it as simple as possible for you. Call me or write to me and we can talk about your wedding plans. When you ask me to officiate your wedding, you can rest assured that your wedding ceremony is in sure, capable hands and a heart of gold.