A great joy I have in performing weddings is getting to speak about the couple's love story. How they found each other, their first impressions of one another, highlights of their romance. Very sweet, humorous, and fun tales. The wedding guests love it. Last weekend, I got to talk about Katherine and Eric's courtship, sharing with everyone that, when Katherine first laid eyes on Eric, a voice inside her head clearly said, "He's the one! You're going to marry this guy!" But at the very moment Katherine was being struck by Cupid's arrow, another woman swooped in and shamelessly began flirting with Eric. The result of which delayed their romance a bit. Eric dated the other woman for a few weeks before coming to his senses. He ended the relationship and succumbed to the power of Katherine's inner voice. Today, they're on their honeymoon! The "other woman" was not invited to the wedding.
I do this work because I am deeply touched by the love revealed in wedding ceremonies. I’m blessed to be nearby when a bride and groom open their hearts and profess their most sincere affection to each other. I hope that my participation helps to bring about a sense of reverence to the moment, so much so that everyone present honors the covenant being played out before their eyes. People choose to get married in a ceremonial way because they understand – we all understand – that the moment deserves to be extraordinary. The act of two people making such intimate promises to one another with such transparency deserves the respect and awe of everyone witnessing it. I try to help create the space for that to happen. I like supporting couples in knowing that there is meaning to their lives and that their sacred union serves a high purpose. Weddings are magical moments when the goodness of two lives shared is brought into the light and celebrated. We who bear witness to these hallowed gestures are blessed.