My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic, technically. We knew wanted a ceremony that was more of a personal nature rather than religious. I had phoned another officiant who immediately gave me a guilt trip about not having our ceremony in a church. She even went so far to say that I should be happy my mother was so understanding, to allow us to be married outside a church. I had expected the same reaction from other officiants so I was hesitant when I called Reverend Deb. But it became clear immediately that my fears were unfounded. Reverend Deb put us at ease immediately and assured us that she would custom design our ceremony to suit our desires of a perfect wedding day. And that is exactly what she did. She infused our families into the service, which was very important to us, and stayed true to the personal feel that we wanted. Always patient and understanding, she organized our rehearsal and made our ceremony a success. We would recommend her with no reservations, and I welcome any questions anyone would like to ask me. My LIW screenname is greenfreak for any forum mail. Sincerely, Tricia and Rusty
This was the one vendor that I was really procrastinating with booking… here I was 3 months before the wedding and still had no one to marry us. Neither DH nor I are very religious and are both different religions, so I thought this was going to be my most challenging vendor to book…After doing some LIW research, I first contacted Pastor April, from the Church of Ancient Ways… after receiving my first email from Pastor April, by the time I wrote back to her, she had booked an appt for our date but was nice enough to recommend Rev. Deb. Rev Deb was great from our first meeting with her DH opened up to her immediately so I knew she was the one to book! She actually made me excited about our ceremony and made me feel like it was actually going to be special… I was so nervous that it was going to be boring since we didn’t want to involve anything religious… She gave us a huge packet of non-religious readings that was so hard to pick from, because they were all beautiful and she shared the idea of having a sand ceremony. Well, our ceremony was very special and when Rev. Deb got there, she gave me a big hug and I knew everything was going to be great. She even gave us a copy of what she read for our ceremony. It was really beautiful.