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Unions of Love

Wedding rings C eremonies of love and public celebration of a union are perhaps the most common ceremonies of life. However, many couples may feel that they are limited to a few options: 1) have a religious wedding, which will include the inclusion of spiritual and/or supernatural beliefs and may require the couple to undergo marital counseling, 2) have a purely civil ceremony, or 3) have someone they know get a quick ordination from an organization like the Universal Life Church or the Church of the Latter-Day Dude (Dudeism).

I don’t think that couples should be limited to those options, and I’m interested in helping couples make a choice that more closely matches their desires for this special day.

You might opt for a secular ceremony for any of the following reasons:

  1. Both you and your partner are religious, but your congregation or religious community requires you to meet certain conditions or will not recognize your union (e.g. same-sex couples, remarriages).
  2. Neither you and your partner are religious, and you want a ceremony where religion is largely absent.
  3. You are religious and your partner is not (or vice versa), and you want to avoid the religion question altogether as you declare your commitment to each other.
  4. You and your partner come from different religious traditions, and you want to have a secular ceremony that may incorporate some elements from both religious traditions.
  5. You and your partner just prefer a wedding without religion.

In any case, I will work with you to put together a service that celebrates the beauty of your particular relationship and the type of event you are planning (including renewal of vows). Contact me to start the discussion about enlisting my help in making your dreams for your special day possible.

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