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). The two of them are spoiled rotten and trouble together, but we wouldn't change a thing.
Before becoming an ordained minister, 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. When my couple is standing in front of me, I want them to feel as if 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 have been extremely blessed to have performed wedding ceremonies all over this beautiful country ours. This has also enhanced my services because of all the beautiful traditions I have picked up along the way. For example (my favorite one, being a bourbon lover), in the South, they have a tradition called "Burying the Bourbon" where one month (to the date) you go to where you're getting married and bury a bottle of bourbon. This is to keep the rain away and make for a beautiful day. After your ceremony, you dig it up and drink it with your bridal party, and most definitely, your officiant ;),
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.