Becoming an Ordained Minister all started with my own wedding to my wonderful husband, Warren. Both of us had been married before so we wanted to keep things simple, yet, it was important to us that it still be memorable and "something special" that we would cherish forever. We both felt that going to the town hall, for us, was impersonal so we called a local officiant and were married in our home, with a beautiful, intimate ceremony on New Year's Eve with our children and family around us. Exactly what we wanted! I wrote our ceremony because it was important to both of us that our love be represented and how grateful we are to have found each other and how blessed we were to have this newly blended family.
Warren and I both have children from our first marriage. Warren has three children and I have two. Sadly, I lost my 18-year-old son, Nicholas, in 2014. As the struggles of his passing are daily, the love of all our children keeps me going, and being able to perform wedding ceremonies gives me so much joy and a huge purpose to get up with a smile every day!! We also have two fur-babies, Baylee-Boo (Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix) and Lexi-Loo (Chocolate Lab/Border Collie mix). We adopted Baylee in February 2013 while we were still in New Jersey and Lexi, we rescued in December 2017 while we were living in New Mexico. The two of them are spoiled rotten and trouble together, but we wouldn't change a thing.
Warren, my daughter Katie and I moved back to Tennessee in the Fall of 2018. We are originally from New Jersey and moved to Tennessee in the fall of 2014 and then out to New Mexico in 2016. Tennessee has always been where we wanted to settle down so when Warren's commitment was up in New Mexico, we were blessed that another opportunity came to my husband which brought us back to Tennessee, to the Chattanooga area, and we couldn't be happier! Although I do miss all my couples and incredible vendors I met while living in New Mexico. They will all hold a special place in my heart. Oh, and also, the green and red chile!!!! It's to die for.
I worked in Banking for many years leaving in 2014 to pursue my love of officiating wedding ceremonies. I wanted to be available to my couples 24/7. I knew I could create and give couples the same wonderful memories my husband and I have of our wedding ceremony. For me, the Wedding Ceremony is the most important part of your Wedding day and when my couple is standing in front of me, I want them to feel as a friend is marrying them and not some stranger they met online. Through the years I have come to realize that this is not just a business for me, but a passion. To stand witness to the start of your married lives together is truly a gift and with that gift given to me, I give my couple the gift of love and respect for them and their wedding day.
I look forward to helping you fill the first page of your new life with treasured memories of a ceremony that is as unique as the love you share.
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