Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
I would be truly honored to create a dynamic space for us to collaborate on your wedding ceremony. First and foremost we will forge a relationship so that when I marry you we will have nurtured a kind of intimacy that enables us to be fully present and connected on your wedding day. You can be involved in writing the ceremony to whatever degree you are comfortable or not at all. I assure you the relationship building piece will happen naturally as I will lead you through a process filled with ease, fun and heartfelt moments. My capacity to deeply hear your story and translate it into a ceremony that reflects who you are, as individuals and as a couple, has been honed for over 12 years and will be reflected back to you every step of the way.
Let's meet so that I can get to know you both which will enable me to capture your essence and place the perfect words on the page that reflect your relationship. The wedding ceremony we create, and that we will share with your families and closest friends, will serve as part of the foundation for your marriage and remind you of your amazing love! I have discovered that, if possible, it is best to meet in person, but we can also work together via phone, Skype and/or FaceTime.
As a fully licensed and ordained Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister, I am excited to join both opposite- and same-sex couples in a spiritual, civil, or commitment ceremony. Most of the couples I marry identify themselves as "spiritual, not religious" - all this to say that you set the tone for your ceremony and I have the skills (10+ years!) and passion to reflect your vision.
Additionally, I bring an extensive background in event planning and as a Transformational Life Coach. I am also available for destination weddings. I look forward to sharing my commitment and love for this work with all of the couples that I have the great pleasure of knowing through this important milestone.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristin · Married on 09/15/2018
You will thank yourself for partnering with Jody for your wedding ceremony. We are so incredibly grateful to Jody as she saved our day! We had originally planned to have a grandfather officiate our wedding ceremony. As the day quickly approached we realized that this task may be too challenging and sought out an officiant with not too much time in advance.Sent on 10/02/2018
Jody is in high demand but it is for a reason. Despite this, she had availability for our wedding and took us on, not because she needed to, she had another wedding on Friday and our wedding was far for her, but because she wanted to help us. Despite the time constraints, Jody was insistent that we would spend time together prior to our wedding. We were out of state so we could't meet in person so we improvised. We spent hours on the phone, video conferencing and it was such a nice experience. My husband (then fiancé) and I had dated for so many years, yet in a few hours on the phone with Jody, we had pealed back beautiful layers together to help Jody create the ceremony and learn about us as a unit.
We had always planned to write our own vows but when we read Jody's ceremony, there was no need. She wrote them for us. When she read them, she exuded our personality. Jody brought us to our ceremony and she brought her wisdom and wit. Our guests adored her and sang her praises after the ceremony and are still today. Jody makes it easy and meaningful, lighthearted and serious. She is worth every single penny and you should run not walk, to book her for your event.
Suzie · Married on 03/23/2019
Would give 10 stars if I could!
Jody is unlike any other wedding officiant I've seen. We could not be happier with our experience working with her to create our ceremony and to be there to marry us on the day of our wedding. From our very first meeting with her, we knew that she would create something truly beautiful and different. We wanted our ceremony to be unique and to give our guests a good feel for what makes our relationship so special. We met with Jody for many hours to discuss our relationship, how we met, how things evolved and how we feel about each other. It was so evident from the very first draft of the ceremony that she understood us fully. She put our love into words in a way that we could not have even done ourselves. We also decided to write our own vows which she helped us to articulate. On the day of the wedding she was such a calming presence and we felt so happy to be standing there with her. If there's one comment we've received the most about the wedding it's that people could really feel our love throughout the entire day and night. We credit that fully to Jody's ceremony setting the stage for a night filled with genuine love and a personal touch, rather than any old canned ceremony script. We are eternally grateful and know Jody will remain an important figure in our lives. Highly, highly recommend!Sent on 04/06/2019
Mary · Married on 12/22/2018
Jody is timeless, flexible and fun
Jody was exactly what we were looking for, we wanted warm, simple and joyful - nothing over dramatic. Jody was like Gumby, she could bend and twist and be the officiant we needed because she heard us and she wanted to give us the ceremony that suited Us as a couple. She read us and our guests, and totally went along with us for the ceremony - we wanted a coin toss as to who would say their vows first, she worked it into our ceremony. Jody is timeless - a joy to work with!Sent on 01/27/2019