About Officially Hitched
Make it Official!
Congrats! You and your partner have decided to get married! As you plan all the details of the big day, you may be wondering who will guide the ceremony so it lives up to your expectations. You may be sorting through religious and cultural traditions, trying to knit together a ceremony that feels authentic. You may be asking each other, how do we make this official?
You've come to the right place! I can create a custom ceremony; one that is uniquely tailored to authentically represent your union. I'll be your guide and co-creator, as we weave together ancient and contemporary, traditional and unconventional.
On the big day, I can solemnize the union with style, grace, and warmth.
PASSION + TALENT
I officiated my first wedding in July of 2016, for 2 dear friends—Dan and Melissa. I enjoyed working alongside them to create a ceremony that reflected their relationship. I enjoyed the ceremony and received such encouraging feedback, I knew I’d love to offer this service to others.
This creative and spiritual endeavor combines my love of public speaking, strong writing skills, and my abiding faith in the divine and the conviction that we are sacred.
DIVERSITY + THE DIVINE
I was raised in--and still practice--the Protestant Christian tradition. I believe, however, there are many paths to the divine. I am ready to accept the presence or absence of faithI am comfortable in any cultural or religious tradition, including atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism. I can and get along with just about anyone.
I grew up in the midwest, spent time out east, and now live here in San Francisco. I am a bi-racial and well-traveled woman, eager to learn about the traditions that matter to you and your partner.
I am ordained by American Marriage Ministries, a non-profit, interfaith and non-denominational church. American Marriage Ministries believes that the choice of wedding officiant belongs to the couple. Read more about this ordination here.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan—a small city in southwest Michigan. I attended the University of Michigan for undergrad, directed a faith-based non-profit in Kalamazoo, and then headed to pursue a graduate degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After a few years in Long Beach, California, my partner and I settled here in San Francisco. I enjoy my day job as a city planner, as well as my hobbies: politics, performance, and being outdoors!
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