ABOUT “GET MARRIED YOUR WAY!"
Rev. Richard has been performing wedding ceremonies for couples in the Central Oklahoma region since 2010, after moving to Norman with his wife, Dr. Dara Fogel. Our founder, Rev. Joane, who was Dara's mom, trained him directly through attending many of her wedding performances, passing on much wisdom and insight. Richard came to the family business with his own love of ceremony and ritual, and tries to stay in touch with the sacred dimension of life, even in the midst of the ordinary moments. With close to 100 couples married by him personally, he has developed a unique style and poetic flair to make your Dream Wedding a reality.
You can write your own vows if you wish, or together we can help you design your vows any way you want them.
Get Married Your Way! was founded by Rev. Joane Fogel, who passed away in 2017. She had been officiating weddings since the year 2000, collecting vows of many religions, including many Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Tao, New Age, and Secular (non-religious), she specialized in meaningful, romantic and personal, one-of-a-kind vows. She was also known and respected as a fine and commercial artist, and also held notable roles as a performer and co-founder of the Norman Community Playhouse with her husband of 50 years, Dr. Norman Fogel, Prof. Emeritus of OU, who passed on in 2011. They were both incurable romantics!
Together, 'til the end, they demonstrated the meaning of "Happily Ever After!"