Colorado Wedding Officiant and Minister

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How do we get our Colorado marriage license?

You must present yourselves in person at the office of a Colorado County Clerk to apply for a marriage license. The license is valid for 30 days and is valid anywhere in the State of Colorado. The Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder has a FAQ page for common questions. 

Can we write our own vows?

Absolutely! Writing your own vows is a beautiful way to show your love to one another.  You may also choose other special elements to your ceremony that provide meaning to you. 

How long are wedding ceremonies? 

The length depends on many variables including:  The number of people in the wedding party processing in and out, additional enhancements such as a Unity Candle or Rose Ceremony, and readings or other ceremony elements. On average, 20-30 minutes allows just the right amount of time for substance and meaning, without being too short or too long. The processional and recessional may add a few more minutes to the total wedding time. 

How does marriage preparation work?

We discuss your marriage expectations, partner roles,  strength and growth areas, communication skills, stress levels, partner habits, leisure activities, and other relevant topics. Couples find this experience very validating of their relationship. While I do not require it, most couples choose to participate, since I include it with my services. 

What resources do you provide ? 

You will receive a comprehensive "Ceremony Planning Guide" that contains numerous ceremony ideas, tips, how to's, sample vows and ring exchanges, readings, enhancements, prayers, rituals and unity ceremonies. I have a referral list of outstanding wedding professionals such as wedding planners and photographers that I can refer when needed. 

What are your rates?

Since all weddings are unique, and couples have different needs, rates and services vary. Contact me for your personalized quote.

We do not live in Colorado. Do you work with couples long distance?

Absolutely! You will need to get your marriage license in Colorado, not from the state in which you live.  We will meet long distance by phone, Skype, Facetime, or Google Hangout to plan your wedding.  

Do you provide ceremonies for same-sex couples?

Yes! My specialty is creating unique ceremonies that captures the essence of your relationship. I am an avid supporter of marriage equality.

What are your credentials?

I am an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ (ucc.org), hold a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology, have specialized training and certifications, and many years or experience. 

What do you love about being an officiant? 

One of the best ways for me to positively affect other peoples’ lives is to creatively and thoughtfully create an amazing and meaningful ceremony. I am really passionate about this! My area of expertise is understanding the couple and creating a customized ceremony that reflects their unique relationship as well as their shared beliefs and values. I absolutely love helping couples plan the very best wedding that they could ever think of. I will enjoy getting to know you and and learning about your story. The wedding ceremony is one of the most important days in your life. It will truly be an honor for me to stand with you on this special day .

Where do you travel for ceremonies?

I travel wherever you are getting married, including reception halls, hotels, churches, parks, outdoors, or even at your home!

We would like a ceremony that honors our beliefs.

That is one of my specialty areas. You and your partner may come from different backgrounds and I can help you create a ceremony that honors your beliefs and traditions.

Will you provide a non-religious service?

Of course! You can have a ceremony that is are beautiful, meaningful and heartfelt, without religious elements.  

What is a civil ceremony?

A civil ceremony (also known as a secular ceremony) has no religious or spiritual basis. Civil ceremonies may have traditional or contemporary readings or poems. 

What is a spiritual ceremony?

A Spiritual ceremony is non-denominational and incorporates an overall sense of spirituality for couples who consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, who do not attend a particular church, or do not affiliate with one particular belief. 

What is an Interfaith ceremony?

Interfaith ceremonies incorporate prayers, traditions or blessings from more than one culture or faith. My studies and my experience have included a variety of traditions, including Christianity, Metaphysics, Judaism, Buddhism, as well as others.