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One of the first questions I ask my couples is "Why did you hire me?" While each couple has their own expectations and family dynamics to navigate, the answer to this question tends to be, surprisingly, similar for all my couples.
All of my couples, no matter their age or background, can't imagine themselves "just going through the motions" and saying "I do" in a cookie-cutter ceremony. Instead, they say it's important that their "love story give context to all that is said and done throughout their wedding." "We wanted something personal and memorable, something unique to us. We want our ceremony to be about us. Something that shows our guests how much love we have for each other."
Often, couples feel that "a standard religious ceremony would not adequately express their unique relationship and hopes for the future." They want their wedding ceremony to be about them and not a particular religion. Alternatively, many of my couples come from different faith and/or cultural traditions, and they want to "weave important themes and elements from their heritage into a broader story that celebrates them as a couple."
Without a doubt, all of my couples feel that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day, "the reason why all our friends and family are coming together" They want their ceremony to create an "experience that makes a lasting impression on everyone in attendance." They want their guests "to have a great time", "to be included", to feel "the warmth, love and spiritual nature of their commitment." They want their guests "to leave the ceremony feeling inspired and with big smiles on their faces."
If this also resonates with you, please visit my website www.alisatonggcelebrant.com to learn more about how I create wedding ceremonies from scratch and perform them for couples who want an inspired, distinct story to be the centerpiece of their wedding. My goal is always to create authentic ceremonies that transform routine into inspired.
Lots of Love,
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Lauren S. · Married on 03/13/2021
A True Dream Come True
On Sunday Nov. 1, 2020 my now husband and I got married at Promise Ridge. Alisa Tongg made the process extremely easy and was very quick to respond to any questions we had. From the first time we talked we had an instant connection to her and she reassured us that even during a pandemic, we will have a beautiful ceremony. Alisa was in depth and organized with everything leading up to the actual ceremony. The morning of the wedding it was raining and I received a message saying that our ceremony would be under the pavilion. She sent us videos of other ceremonies under the pavilion and reassured us that our ceremony would be perfect no matter the weather. My husband and I never saw the venue before the ceremony in person, but seeing pictures online we knew it was going to be even more stunning in person. We had friends and family watch via facebook live during the ceremony and they all raved about how beautiful the views were and that it was a complete vibe.Sent on 11/05/2020
Without Alisa this day would not have been everything we dreamed of. We are forever grateful for her and she will always have a special place in our hearts. We are now forever friends!
Ali G. · Married on 02/27/2021
Alisa was such a wonderful person to work with! She is very thorough and she tell YOUR story. All night we were told how beautiful our ceremony was and how amazing Alisa was.Sent on 02/28/2021
We are very thankful to have shared our special day with her! I would recommend her a thousand times over!
Love Mrs and Mr Cloran! ❤️
Kristy S. · Married on 01/10/2021
Personal and Professional
My now-husband and I contacted Alisa at the end of May this past year for an October wedding at Promise Ridge. From the beginning, she was prompt and professional with her responses, and she also gave us a few other suggestions for options for a ceremony space. Our ceremony was last week with 16 guests and everyone said it was such a personal and lovely ceremony. One called it "unbearably adorable and absolutely beautiful." My cousin was surprised we didn't know her beforehand! Alisa was able to zero in on what made our relationship special, and we also got a written copy of the whole ceremony the next day. I can't recommend her highly enough. As far as Promise Ridge, the location is beautiful and perfect for a very small wedding.Sent on 10/19/2020
What CANT I say about Alisa!!! She is such a warm, fun, and kind spirit, working with her is such a joy! She really takes great care in getting to know her couples and all of the sweet details about their love story, and in making sure their elopement or wedding day is a special moment for them and their family's to share in together. She is a true professional and oh so personable.
Alisa Tongg is a extremely intelligent and insightful celebrant. If you are looking for someone of the highest caliber she is the perfect choice.
To meet Alisa is to gain a warm and creative spirit as a friend! She helps couples craft meaningful, authentic ceremonies that capture the essence of each love story. She is a wonderful officiant!