GET TO KNOW ME
I can't talk about how much I LOVE sharing your love story, without telling you a bit about mine!
That handsome fella in the picture with me is my soul mate, we met in 2001 and got married in 2002 - so you do the math, we have been together. . . a lot of years, and we are still going strong. In fact, earlier this year, on the Summer Solstice, we had a commitment ceremony (think vow renewal, just not "re" doing anything) we wanted to set a new intention for the rest of our lives together!
We have two kiddos together, they are in their teen years, it is fun and there is never a dull moment! My kids and husband are the center of my world, well them and our pets!
I have always been a cat person, we currently have five (yes, 5!) kitties that run the house. But now, I guess I am just a pet-obsessed person, last year, we adopted two Labradoodle sisters, and they really have my heart, I can't imagine not being their human.
Road trips and adventure feed my soul, finding a long road heading now-where can always ease my troubled mind, and bring balance and clarity in difficult times. So when we have spare time, that is where you can find us, out in the west Utah desert, on a country road in Idaho or exploring a canyon, with our dogs and a cooler full of snacks!
My side gig (NO! this is not my "side" gig) is being an Office Manager. I have been in this field for years, and like having a stable consistent income from working part-time. I am passionate about making sure things are done right the first time, and I love that there is always a right answer when it comes to numbers in bookkeeping.
A Few Of My Favorite Things
My Tribe: Check them all out to the left!
Garrett (hubby) - Tanner & Dylan (my human kid's) and Marley & Bayley my doggos. FYI - this was our Covid19 "Front Porch Project" Photo back in April 2020 when life was shut down.
Movies: Crash, Across The Universe, The Invention of Lying & Death at a Funeral, Up!, Little Miss Sunshine, Footloose,
Books: The Alchemist, The Traveler Series, The Handmaids Tale, and anything by Thich Nhat Hanh. But I really love to read, so if you have a favorite I should check out, please share!
Music: Oh it is so vast it would surprise you... everything from Chris Ledoux, Metallica, Bob Dylan to Ice Cube!
I believe that love is one of the most important human experiences. Your wedding ceremony should be a beautiful reflection of the love that you share with your partner.
I offer many options to cater to your specific needs or traditions, by providing a consultation (included in most price quotes) I can get better acquainted with you as clients and understand your vision for your big day! I pride myself on being able to work with your budget, and still provide a beautiful and organized ceremony. Love is LOVE, and I will perform weddings for couples from any religious faith, culture, or background.
One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." You should feel loved, supported and confident on your wedding day; that is my main goal as your officiant, for you to have a memorable, incredible experience where you and everyone else sharing your day feels LOVED!
I think it is so important to talk to each couple and get a feel for their plans for the ceremony, location, all the important details in our first conversation. I like everything to be clear, to the point, and informative right from the start. I pride myself on having all (or at least most) of your questions answered before you ask them.
The first step is to book a consultation over the phone, and then we can see if we "click" and which service works best for your Big Day. As you know weddings are not one size fits all, your wedding should be as unique as your love story.
Whatever your dreaming for your wedding day and the ceremony that will celebrate your love, I can help you make it a reality!