invite you to explore the site and learn more about my services as a
Wedding Officiant. I do perform other ceremonies that honor the fullness of life, such as Baby Blessings and Memorials. The focus of this site is on my services as a Wedding Officiant.
Heart Ceremonies is more than just a cute phrase; it is an expression of my approach to creating and performing personalized ceremonies. I have over sixteen years of experience in the design, coordination and planning of rituals, ceremonies and public moments for reflection. I have performed over 400 wedding ceremonies and I am humbled and honored to have shared in the lives of so many couples. Whether I am leading a spiritual, interfaith, or a non-religious ceremony, I understand that a wedding ceremony is about the couple being married, not the person performing the ceremony.
You can have a ceremony that is personalized with great care and attention, one that reflects who you are, your hopes, dreams and love. Whether you and your beloved have different faiths, have different feelings about faith, or are simply spiritual or even nonreligious; together, we can create a personal wedding ceremony that is uniquely yours.
With every ceremony I lead, I intend to express myself with confidence, joy and warmth. It will be an honor to help you create the ceremony of your dreams. I honestly believe that the heart of the couple is the heart of the ceremony. I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your wedding celebration! -Stephanie
the planning process, I am a listening ear, resource, and guide. I
offer encouragement and information, advice and perspective. I
like to meet a couple at least once face to face; this meeting allows
us the opportunity to get to know one another and to review your hopes
and intentions for the ceremony. In addition to a face to face meeting, I available to you by phone and email. Whether
we use email or the phone, texts or Skype, I am available for support.
TOGETHER, we will create and finalize a ceremony that is ‘yours.’ I am
mindful to focus on YOU. We discuss whether spiritual or religious
wording would be something you want in your ceremony. We talk about who
you want to include in your ceremony and how you want to include them.
In addition to the work of creating a ceremony script, an Officiant must also have stage presence- so to speak. An Officiant communicates to two audiences during a ceremony. There is the communication and presentation of the ceremony that all of the guests experience and there is the communication and experience of the couple being married. I am confident that I manage both levels of communication well. I believe that it is my responsibility to offer encouragement to you, to remind you to breathe and to talk you through the actual ceremony. I cannot diminish the intense emotions of the day; however, I can guide you through the moments of your ceremony. By finding simple ways to make you smile, you will laugh and relax in the midst of the amazing emotions you experience in the ceremony. For guests and the Bridal Party, I lead ceremonies with joy and confidence; guests are able to hear what I say and feel the joy and excitement. Communicating a ceremony is as important as creating it. -Stephanie