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Katie · Married on 09/05/2015
When we first met with prospective wedding officiants, we knew the person we'd choose to marry us would have their work cut out for them. Coming from traditional Catholic families, we needed a ceremony that'd be respectful/resonant of the faith in which we were raised. However, we wanted an outdoor, predominantly non-religious ceremony to make our wedding authentic for us. We also needed someone who would be a calming presence; who could command the respect of guests accustomed to clergy presiding over wedding ceremonies; who could help us plan for not only our wedding, but also our marriage. Thus, we were so fortunate to meet Harvey! After our first meeting with him, we knew he was a perfect fit for us and would craft a ceremony that was a perfect fit for us too.Sent on 09/15/2015
Before beginning to write our ceremony, we did the “Prepare/Enrich” program with Harvey. Admittedly, we were initially skeptical about assessing our relationship’s strengths/weaknesses through an online survey. However, the results we obtained were fodder for insightful conversations in our subsequent meetings with Harvey. Additionally, Harvey led us through the “His Needs/Her Needs” exercise. We are so glad we spent the time/money to do pre-marriage counseling. Not only did doing so make us feel more prepared to get married, but it also helped us develop a relationship of trust with the person who was going to actually make it happen!
Our ceremony was the meaningful, beautiful rite we hoped for. Through Dayna’s book and Harvey’s experience-based insight into what “works” for weddings, we collaborated on a respectful, reverent, personal, and wonderfully sweet script. The most special part of our ceremony was Harvey’s “reflection,” the one part that we asked Harvey to keep a surprise. Using our responses to questions he asked us individually, Harvey put together a beautiful account of our love story that had just about everyone, us included, blinking back happy tears. Can't recommend him enough!
If your looking for someone to do your cermony Dayna should be your first choice
Dayna is extremely professional and very easy to work with. She takes the time to get to know each couple so that their wedding ceremony is personal and meaningful. The clients that I've recommended her to have loved her!
After meeting this author and reading her book, I knew the brides finally had a resource to plan the most beautiful and intimate ceremony from beginning to end! Great job!