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I offer the highest quality services for a fair fee.
In short, I do not perform ordinary marriage ceremonies...

As a Certified Life-Cycle® Celebrant, I take great care to learn about you, your love story and your vision for the future. Your ceremony encompasses moments you will recall long after you have been pronounced "Husband and Wife".

You will find officiants who offer cheaper ceremonies, and noone can beat the price at the City Clerk's Office. "The underlying question is 'What is your ceremony's value?'" Sometimes saving a few dollars just costs too much.

Not only do I fully engage for approximately 10-15 hours for each ceremony I write, there are many other aspects to the process that enable me to deliver a remarkable, one-of-a-kind marriage ceremony.

  • In-person consultations.
  • Emails and Phone Calls throughout the process.
  • Editing the ceremony several times to get it just right.
  • Researching vows and rituals for each and every ceremony.
    • [No two Celebrant ceremonies are alike!]
  • Custom crafting of your love story.
  • Ceremony preparation: proof reading, private read-throughs,
    • revisions, approval and last-minute changes.
  • Travel time to & from the rehearsal and to & from the ceremony.
  • Waiting time before the rehearsal.
  • Managing the rehearsal.
  • Waiting time before and after the ceremony.
  • Overseeing the entire 'Ceremony' to calm nerves to be sure everything
    • will go smoothly and worry-free.
  • Coordinating with your venue & all other wedding professionals.
  • Being available to the honorees and guests before and after the ceremony.
  • Mailing of your marriage license via certified mail.

Whether you are spiritual, secular, non-denominational, multi-cultural, part of the LGBT community or simply want a ceremony that reflects all that is meaningful to you, you've come to the right place!

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Having the perfect ceremony is a big part of that, after getting married, that is. We will work with you and for you to create the most unique, personalized and one-of-a-kind ceremony tailored to express the uniqueness of the love between the two of you. Whether you know exactly what you want or need our assistance to create something out of the ordinary... we can help! For the traditionalist in all of us, we have a variety of service options for you.

SIMPLE SERVICE PACKAGE the 'Elopement', sort of...
At Creative Celebrations, we understand that not everyone wants a big wedding or an extensive ceremony. Some are looking to simply "tie the knot", yet prefer a more personal experience than city hall provides. If you are seeking the minimal requisite for a marriage to be legal, sprinkled with a touch of romance, 'Simple Service' could be just the ticket! This a great option for busy people, couples on the move, or a simple vow renewal. The 'Simple Service' ceremony consists of approximately 30-minutes... from arrival time to completion of the marriage license. If this sounds like your idea of a brief, yet beautiful service, our short and sweet 'Simple Service' might be just what you are looking for!

GOLD PACKAGE Customized Ceremony Service
Our Gold Package provides you with two one-on-one consultations and a handcrafted ceremony delivered at the venue of your choice. It also includes all the elements of a marriage ceremony, along with ritual(s), your 'love story' and personalized vows. We will meet with you to discuss your vision for your ceremony and will suggest vows that speak to who you are as a couple. You will receive up to four ceremony drafts until we get it just right! It offers unlimited phone and email consultations that will be sure to cover all your questions, suggestions and last-minute ideas. This package also includes coordination with your wedding planner, photographer and musicians, as well as an on-site ceremony rehearsal, so everyone knows exactly what to do and where to go when the music starts and the processional begins. Lastly, it includes a beautiful keepsake copy of your entire ceremony, so you will have it to add to all your wedding memorabilia... and to remember the vows you exchanged on this most important day.

PLATINUM PACKAGE Our All Inclusive Ceremony Service
The Platinum Package offers it all! For those planning on a large, 'no-holds' barred event, this package may just fit the bill. This package offers a customized, handcrafting and delivery of your ceremony at your chosen venue. It also includes ritual(s), your "love story" and personalized vows, unlimited one-on-one consultations, unlimited phone, email consults and drafts, we will consult with your wedding event planner, prepare a cue sheet for your musicians and create a beautiful, hand-made keepsake copy of your ceremony. The other bonus 'nugget' in the Platinum Package guarantees you EXCLUSIVITY for the entire day of your event. This offers you the freedom to leave every single detail of the ceremony portion of your wedding in the capable hands of your Celebrant! You need not spend one moment pondering how everything will get done as you will have that extra set of eyes and ears, beyond those of your wedding planner, to insure the ceremony and everything it entails comes off without a hitch!

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There are also many customs and rituals available to enhance your one-of-a-kind marriage ceremony that can add to the uniqueness of the occasion. Some of the rituals you may want to consider incorporating into your ceremony include...

Handfasting: The couple's hands are loosely tied together with a cloth, cord or ribbon at the appropriate time during the ceremony and removed just before the pronouncement of marriage. This ritual symbolizes that you are now bound together for eternity. The cord or ribbon is then part of your wedding memorabilia. This is where the term "tying the knot" comes from!!

The Unity Candle: One of the most popular rituals where the bride and groom each take a lit tapered candle and simultaneously light a third larger "unity candle". You may blow out the individual lights, or leave them lit, symbolizing that you have not lost your individuality in your new unity. This ritual is another way to involve the mothers or close friends of the bride & groom. They can light the individual tapers and hand them to the bride & groom who then light the pillar candle together.

Sand Ceremony: The bride and groom each pour different colored sand into a glass container. You can easily include other family members or children. This is a wonderful ritual for second marriages and blended families. The glass container also becomes a decorative item in your new home together as a wonderful memory of the occasion.

Rose Ceremony: A simple unity ritual where the bride and groom exchange roses. Other variations of this ritual are also typical; children and other family members each place a rose in a vase, the families exchange roses, the bride and groom exchange roses with their families, the bride and groom exchange roses, then present their mothers with the roses. This is where your imagination can soar!

Tree Planting: This is a lovely custom if you are having your ceremony at home or in your garden. A sapling is prepared ahead of time to plant in the ground to represent the permanence of the marriage, symbolic of the tree growing as strong and as enduring as your union will be.

Jumping the Broom: An African-American tradition that has its roots in slavery times when slaves couldn't marry can add a tinge of playfulness into your ceremony. Typically, at the end of the ceremony, the family places the broom on the ground, and the bride and groom jump over it 'into their new life together' as husband and wife. The broom can then decorate a place of honor in your home.

Children's Gift Giving: This heartfelt custom is an ideal way to include children into your ceremony. The children are brought up to the altar and presented with a gift by the bride & groom to symbolize their importance of their role within the marriage of their parents.

Readings & Poems: Often, this is a beautiful addition to any ceremony and offers a very personal way to include family members or close friends who can recite poems or other blessings during the ceremony.