Wedding Ceremony 2.0
Co-creating your wedding ceremony is a true labour of love. It allows you to really savour what you cherish about each other, why you have chosen each other. It can ground you while a myriad of details swirl around and help you say: “you know, honey, I am not sure about those table centrepieces, but I AM sure about spending the rest of my life with you.”
We’ll work together: you are the experts on “you”, and I can create a pretty good ceremony…:) The format we use will work for you, your ceremony and timing, but whether we dive deep and work together for 4 months or swim shallow and work for 4 days, we’ll be holding hands from start to finish. And through that process and the wonders of modern technology, along the way we’ll develop a pretty strong synergy that will change the energy of your day. You won’t be married by a stranger.
Every ceremony I do richens the resources we can tap into. My vows vault is remarkable, thanks to the intentional couples who choose me.
And for your guests to feel it too. To move them from “gonna play with my phone till this is over” to “wow, I really love those two…what an awesome day this is going to be”.
Part of that is preparation…the myriad of details before your day…and your ceremony begins. I’ve got your back on that (and if you don’t have a coordinator/planner, I can jump in and be extra helpful).
The day of, I will show up early, huddle with your other pros, meet your family, set up my PA system (so you can spend the rental $$ on prosecco instead..:), pet your ring dog, huddle with your wedding party, and do all the things that seem to fill that mysterious black box before a ceremony.
The other part is delivery…the one thing people know I do…:) I’ll make sure you are grounded and breathing properly. My couples have been known to ad lib in their own ceremonies. Often.
When your ceremony is over, I’ll file your documents with the Ministry of Vital Statistics and make sure you have a copy. And I will provide you with a lovely keepsake version of your ceremony.
Travel: I normally deliver ceremonies between Victoria and Campbell River. But I’ve travelled further afield when requested.
Scheduling: Since I aim to provide an exemplary level of service, the number of ceremonies I am able to create and lead is –simply– limited. Most days, I only do one ceremony.
Payment: You can pay by e-transfer, credit card, cheque or even rolls of coins (if you’ve been saving up for the big day.) Half upon booking, the balance near the end.
I have a special fondness (and talent for) couples with lots of history: if you’ve been together for quite a while, have kids, this is your keeper marriage, or you are marrying after loss, we can make a ceremony that fits you like a glove. Check out Weddings with History.
And of course, love is love is love. LGBTQIA2ST weddings prove that BIG time.
I also provide Ceremony Writing as my time permits.
If you like what you see here, wonderful! Start the conversation by e-mailing me here. We can set up a no-obligation get-together to see if we’re a fit.
“We could not recommend Barbara enough. In fact, we already have recommended her to several friends and family members, one of whom said “your ceremony is how ours should have been; I want to renew my vows with her at the helm!”. But the thing is, Barbara isn’t really the one at the helm. She’s the one guiding you, so you can be there at the helm! Our ceremony was fun, inclusive of our guests, touching, unique, and SO us. We even threw a few curve balls Barbara’s way, which she handled with ease. We never thought we’d be able to create such a unique ceremony that reflected who we are so fully, but we did, with Barbara’s guidance and boundless creativity, and we are so happy with how it turned out.” (K&G, pictured above)