Who Should Marry Us?

Whether a friend, relative or a hired professional like myself, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing someone to officiate your marriage… One of the best resources for all things wedding is The Knot.  The Knot recently produced an article called Here’s What You Need to Know About How to OfficiateContinue reading “Who Should Marry Us?”

What Does an Officiant Wear?

As a female Officiant, this could be a bit tricky.  The number one rule of any wedding is to never wear white as a guest and this applies to the Officiant as well.  How rude and embarrassing would it be if I showed up wearing a white dress for a ceremony?  I had one coupleContinue reading “What Does an Officiant Wear?”

Cave Rock – Lake Tahoe Elopement

I worked with Hannah Martini, amazing photographer, adventurer, and “professional third wheel”, on a previous micro-wedding.  You immediately feel comfortable with her energy and vibe.  When she recommended me to Erick and Lauren, a couple who recently moved to Reno, I was excited to work with her again… Little did I know, she was goingContinue reading “Cave Rock – Lake Tahoe Elopement”

Marriage Officiant Etiquette

Couple to Officiant From couple to officiant, there is no true etiquette specifically tailored to us.  We are considered to be one of your wedding vendors, so you can absolutely treat us as such!  Communicate with us as much information you have for your big day – i.e. wedding timeline, expectations, etc.  The more informationContinue reading “Marriage Officiant Etiquette”

Sh*t Happens! – Wedding Bloopers

You know the common saying, “Sh*t happens”?  Well, sh*t doesn’t avoid weddings.  Actually, sometimes it seems sh*t seeks them out! There will be at least one incident during your special day.  And, no, I didn’t just jinx it.  There will be one!  Trust me… Someone will get too drunk, someone will step on your dress,Continue reading “Sh*t Happens! – Wedding Bloopers”

We Want to Elope; Where Do We Start?

RIGHT HERE! If you and your partner are looking to elope, you came to the right blog!  I’ve helped several couples get hitched in the most random and beautifully unique locations.  It’s up to you to dream of your wedding backdrop and I, as your marriage officiant, can make that happen!  Here’s what you need:Continue reading “We Want to Elope; Where Do We Start?”

How to Elope without All the Feelings… (of other people)

An elopement is an “act or instance of running off secretly, as to be married”.  The act of running off to get married (with or without the secrecy) has become trendy as wedding costs increase.  With this, however, comes feelings.  Not the happy feelings you have for your future spouse. I’m talking about the disappointmentContinue reading “How to Elope without All the Feelings… (of other people)”

PRIDE MONTH

How do I feel about same sex marriages? HAPPY PRIDE! LOVE IS LOVE! EQUALITY FOR ALL! This is how I feel! I know this is a sensitive subject for many people.  Being in the wedding industry for about 2 years, I realize this high level of sensitivity.  Same-sex marriages have been legally recognized by myContinue reading “PRIDE MONTH”

The Year 2020: Virtual Weddings

As we’ve recently endured (and are still witnessing) the events of 2020, that will undoubtedly go down in history, where does that leave wedding ceremonies?  We have all heard the phrase “BLANK is canceled” and to some, that may have meant the wedding of their dreams.  Some couples had to cancel and some rescheduled forContinue reading “The Year 2020: Virtual Weddings”

What is an “officiant”?

pronounced of·​fi·​ci·​ant | \ ə-ˈfi-shē-ənt From Marriam-Webster, the definition of an officiant is “someone (such as a priest) who officiates at a religious rite”. Over the years, the image of a wedding ceremony has completely evolved. Today, marriage or wedding officiants have moved beyond a priest or a minister; they are simply the officially licensed person who may perform marriageContinue reading “What is an “officiant”?”