BRIDE GUIDE: From the desk of a Wedding Officiant

I was raised Catholic.  I went to Sunday school.  I went to church, the later the better.  I even went to all girl’s Catholic high school.  I led the choir in song every First Friday of the month.  I was raised with religion and I always dreamed of it being a part of my wedding day.  I wanted to walk down the aisle of a beautiful church with stained glass windows and incense burning, with a fun-loving priest giving joyous blessings to this everlasting love that my husband and I shared.

This was not how it all went down.  And I couldn’t be happier about it.

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BRIDE GUIDE: Celia Milton style

 

Celia Milton is brilliant.  Truly brilliant, balls to the walls clever, and full of awesome creativity.  I have never met anyone like her. She is my wedding officiant mentor in every sense of the word.  She is the reason I am a wedding officiant; she advised me on how to write a beautiful ceremony for people and taught me the ins and outs of this awesome side gig.  I’m so thrilled that I work with her but even more honored that she officiated over our own wedding. I had to share her awesome blog she wrote.  In general I have to share it because again, brilliant.

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