Archives of Weddings

Biligual Weddings!

I am pleased to expand my business to include bilingual weddings in Spanish. I have spent many years living and traveling in Latin countries and feel a kinship with the culture and the language of my Latino friends.  Offering a ceremony in both English and Spanish honors your Hispanic roots. It is a way to […]

Sylvia and Ray’s Wedding, Crying in the Rain.

    I was impressed with Sylvia from the moment she called me. Here is a mother of a 4 month old, a 5 year old special needs son and a 7 year old daughter planning an out of town wedding with her childhood sweetheart Ray, on a shoestring budget. Sylvia is a woman who […]

A Traditional Filipino Wedding

Janice and Ray Jan, high-school sweethearts, dreamed of someday getting married. Throughout the years they worked towards this day which marks the joining of their lives. They are accompanied only by close family members, “For the ideals, the understanding, and the mutual respect, which you bring to your life together, had their roots in the love and […]

Julie and Victor tie the knot again, this time in La Manzanilla!

Celebrating a very special union in La Manzanilla, The wedding of Julie and Victor! Forty friends from Canada, the US and Mexico gathered one afternoon recently to celebrate Julie and Victor’s wedding. Founders of La Catalina Foundation, they support 39 children on scholarships and have a multi faceded and vibrant group of community programs geared […]

Julie and Victor get married in Mendocino

  “Call Julie regarding their wedding in Mendocino” the note said. My heart leaped with delight! Wow, what a lovely surprise.  What a sweet opportunity to perform a ceremony for two good friends – people Richard and I dearly love! I’m thrilled! For the next two weeks Julie and I had many telephone conversations between […]

Desiree and Marty

Desiree and Marty called me on a Monday and I married them on Tuesday! On a weekend getaway from Tahoe, Marty brought along their marriage license with the secret intention of giving Desiree an opportunity to tie the knot in a private ceremony on the coastal bluffs – before their big Tahoe wedding later this […]

Rainbow Tattoo Wedding ~ Index Finger Moustache!

    Meeting Erin and James, hearing their stories of love and hope, sharing and laughing with this delightful couple as we planned their ceremony was pure pleasure. Meeting their friends and family and performing their colorful wedding was pure joy. Erin’s stunningly beautiful tattoos of Kuan Yin and her Dragon by artist Jeff Gogue […]

How to choose your wedding officiant

  Your wedding is a very special opportunity to speak your love for one another, to join your friends and family together in love and support, and to state your deepest intentions for your shared life. The person you choose as your minister or officiant can skillfully anchor and express your most heartfelt intentions in […]

Return to the pottery studio

Sculpted elephants, polished little pots, wedding vessels, cereal bowls – yes, I am back to work! It is more like “play” and very rewarding! After living in Mexico for 8 months – rewarding in itself, but without a studio –  it is a true pleasure to be immersed once more in art-making. It brings me […]
Sunset wedding at Grand Bay, Isla de Navidad, Mexico

A Grand Bay Wedding/ Yachting Style

The sun was setting over the Pacific as we gathered on a rocky bluff to celebrate the love that radiated from Joanne and Jon. Here we were –  friends and family assembled – surrounded by  the beauty of the tropics,  sharing this moment filled with electric joy. Jon and Joanne arrived via dune buggy to […]
The flowering

The true meaning and promise of marriage

After performing hundreds of weddings and being married myself for over a decade, I have some observations about this rite of passage. Some people unconsciously approach marriage as a vehicle to quell fear and loneliness, and meet their “needs”. There is nothing wrong with that necessarily. However, marriage may not accomplish this goal. What it […]

Vow Writing Tutorial

Your Vows are the heart of your ceremony. Your wedding vow is not only a vow you make to another. It is a vow you make to yourself. It states how you intend to be through all of your changing circumstances, challenges, disappointments and triumphs. It provides an inspiring and strong place to stand.  Where do you […]