If you want to feel your ceremony, not just hear it, then a Sacred Dove personalized ceremony by Judy Thompson is for you. Imagine the possibilities... the story of how you met. Song lyrics that express the different facets of your love. Trinkets of your relationship from the cork from that special bottle of wine, to the concert ticket where you said your first "I love you's." This is your personal love story, and these wonderful details are woven into your own spoken script.
Every ceremony is absolutely unique, filled with love and laughter, reflecting your wishes and personal style. Whether your wedding will be extravagant, intimate, or slightly unconventional, Judy uses a creative approach to develop something truly memorable for all couples, meaning all genders and orientations, all ages, and all venues from elegant ballrooms to a tree by the river.
"My uncle is in his 70s and had gone through many hardships and had never been married, and then he met the love of his life and married her several years later in my parents' living room. There were only ten of us present; the intimacy and gravity and significance of this union could not be understated. Judy Thompson performed the ceremony - or should I say, worked her magic. She captured the extraordinary beauty of their love. It was perfect. The bride cried. The groom cried. I cried. It was magnificent. She is the absolute best."
It all starts with a conversation, because that's the only way you'll know if I'm the right person to officiate your wedding. In fact, regardless of who you choose for this sacred role, it should be based on getting to know each other rather than just words in an ad or a website. And then, if it feels right to you, we proceed to the next step - meeting in person.
We'll talk about how you imagine your ceremony, such as your wants and needs, wishes and hopes, and desire for (or lack thereof) rituals - traditional, modern, family, religious, or even not-yet created. And through a collaborative effort (in which I'll do most of the work!), your vision of the ceremony comes to life, from the most simple, classic and poignant ritual of union, to one filled with stories and laughter and all that touches your heart.
But you can expect so much more than the ceremony. You'll also receive a rehearsal to ensure that the ceremony flows with ease. And you can expect that I will reach out to and work with your wedding coordinator, photographer, and DJ or musicians because when everyone has an understanding of all that the ceremony entails, the experience is that much richer for you and your loved ones.
And I'm with you all the way, sharing everything with you, from the the advancing drafts of your ceremony to the plans for the rehearsal. Because ensuring that your special day is stress-free means making sure that everyone is not only on the same page, but that they're on your page.