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The Ceremony – Where do we start?

Posted Posted by Joe Morris in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized, Weddings     Comments No comments
Aug
19

A good place to start the planning of your ceremony is to take time together to explore your individual beliefs, values, circumstances and ideas of the type of ceremony you envision.

Non-religious

One that has no religious references, no prayers, no mention of any God, no set of religious beliefs.

Religious

A ceremony of spiritual belief  in God with  prayers and religious readings.

Interfaith

Two different religions, with differing beliefs.

Spiritual

Not “religious” but ceremony of a more greater, profound, and higher power.

When a couple chooses to be married outside the doctrinal definitions of a particular religion or spiritual path,  with  the  opportunity to combine beliefs, values, and committment,  it becomes a  wonderful opportunity for self-expression and a declaration of the power of love in their lives.

As a non-denominational officiant I can perform most  religious and spiritual ceremonies.

Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies

Posted Posted by revDeMarco in Blog, Offerings, Photos     Comments No comments
Feb
21

I am a non-denominational wedding officiant and so an interfaith wedding ceremony is something that I do often.

Many couples want a ceremony that reflects their spiritual or religious beliefs but don’t want to get married in a church. I understand that interfaith weddings can be a very sensitive subject with two different religions and two sets of families with differing opinions.

I love these weddings because there can be customs and traditions from both sides that make a beautiful and loving ceremony that is uniquely yours.  I like to include  things like unity candles, wine sharing.  oriental tea (sake)  ceremonies,  the Chuppah (the arch)  with  all it represents in a couples’ relationship  Families can be a part of your ceremony by beautiful readings both romantic and spiritual.  Asking them to be a part of your ceremony goes a long way in joining the families.

I am respectful of all beliefs and will work with you to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding.

 

Finding the right person & finding the right officiant

Posted Posted by revDeMarco in Blog     Comments No comments
Feb
21

How to find the person who will marry you – the right person for the job!

Finding the right person to marry you is an important decision – after all, they will have a huge influence on the tone of the ceremony. You’ll want to make sure that you find someone who is willing to perform the kind of ceremony you are envisioning, or who has a style and belief system similar to your own. The first most basic thing you must do is decide if you want a religious or secular ceremony. This highly personal decision will determine the words and feeling you want to convey to each other and your guests.

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"What a wonderful ceremony! Kathy DeMarco was so great to work with. She had great ideas, was easy to communicate with, and so personable. She really took the time to get to know our story and us in order to create a perfect ceremony." Bride's quote from Wedding Wire

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