You believe in love. You wish to marry the one you love. I believe your wedding ceremony should be memorable and meaningful to both of you. The excitement of the reception afterwards is something you have spent many months planning and figuring out. Your vision for the party is and should be important because hey, a marriage is something to celebrate!
I would encourage you during the process to take some time as a couple to focus on why you love each other enough to say forever with you...
The party is an amazing evening. The marriage is all the days, weeks, months and years following the event. Allow yourself a ceremony that honors the love you share, that reflects your personality and beliefs, that honors the generations before and that gives you a timeless moment where it feels like it's only the two of you in the space.
I ask all couples to be an anchor in the storm and give each other wings. You are each other's safe place, you ground one another, you are in it together facing it all. And yet for a relationship to be successful you need to give each other wings. The best and worst of who you see before you is who you will share life with. They see the best and worst of you as well. Loving someone means accepting them as they are, without judgement, without attempts to change them. Giving each other wings allows you to support your partner's individual goals and dreams while reaching for your own.
Marriage is a journey unlike any other. I am always honored to officiate that timeless moment when you are saying to one another, I see you, I love you, you are perfectly imperfect, I am perfectly imperfect, let's brave the world with our imperfections and help make each other's dreams come true.