My Philosophy

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for which all other work is but preparation.
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke
We live in a time when each of us has much freedom to live as we choose, but we retain a strong yearning for tradition that binds us with others now, in the past, and into the future. A wedding ceremony should combine both of these elements. 

The relationship that you are celebrating is unique in the world. You should have a ceremony that can serve as a reminder of this unique gift. That is why I work with you to weave personal elements into your wedding ceremony. But a wedding is also the time to bring together the community of friends and family that will support you as a couple and to share with them the celebration of love. All ceremony involves binding parts to a whole--two individuals into a couple and that couple into the community.

As an officiant, I believe my role is to guide you through a ceremony that will be meaningful to you. I will not dictate how you should believe or what traditions are important to you but will listen to you and work with you to create a ceremony that will live on in your memory. Whether you want a traditional or non-traditional feel, or whether you would like to mention God or not, my job is to help you express your beliefs within the framework of this great tradition called marraige.