Honoring the wedding traditions of the past… while moving forward with pride!
Not one Officiant/Celebrant can be the end all – be all to every couple. Each celebrant has their own merits in style, personality and presentation. Chaplain Mary is the fun, happy and lighthearted type of Chaplain. Honestly, if they are looking for the long winded, poetic and reading from a book type of Officiant, that’s not me! I love being part of a fun and uplifting celebration and believe the ceremony should segue to the reception not the “Oh Dear God, we have to sit through this to get to the party”.
“There’s a BIG difference between being a comedian and being lighthearted and I know the difference. Plus by showing you how you can be the creative foundation of your own ceremony planning and showing you how simple we can make it, allows the ceremony to reflect the two of you, not who I think you are.” – Chaplain Mary
If you weren’t aware, outside the walls of the Church you can be very creative in your ceremony ideas. Your ceremony ideas are endless, so don’t settle on an Officiant that won’t let you show a creative side in the ceremony planning process.
Chaplains (Clergy or Laity) have the ability to support individuals in time of need without personal judgment or religious agenda. This allows Chaplains to serve couples of all faiths, beliefs and even non-beliefs in planning a wedding ceremony that reflects their passions and personalities!
In addition to your ceremony always being fun, lighthearted and romantic; Chaplain Mary’s styles and personality allows for her to always respect her couple’s beliefs with a foundation that reflects who they are! Whether their ceremony is Civil, Spiritual & Traditional or Christian!
After literally hundreds of meetings with couples to discuss their celebrations there is one common denominator; The majority of couples have never gone through the Officiant selection process before and have no idea what to ask, what to look for in an Officiant and most importantly, how to express their wishes and desires for their ceremony. They simply trust the Officiant to handle it. Chaplain Mary will break down this barrier and shows each couple how they can be part of the magic and this also helps them when interviewing other officiants!
Your personalities should shine and be presented on your wedding day, not what Chaplain Mary thinks it should be. She will simply walk you through the ceremony process, from processional to recessional and everything in between. The Vows From The Heart “Ceremony Handbook” allows this to happen; Easy, step by step instructions and ideas. You choose the style of your presentation; Really, it’s up to you! Remember, a Wedding Chaplain gives the ability to respect and observe all Faiths, Beliefs and yes, even those couples Non-Beliefs without judgment or with a hidden agenda.
- Civil / Secular
- Spiritual / Traditional
Not going to write your own vows? Not a problem at all, there are dozens too choose from or use them to create your own. All the elements that make your celebration come together by simply reviewing your options and piecing it all together.
- Ring exchange promises
- Popular Wedding readings and poems
- Wedding prayers and blessings
- Acts of unity and celebration
Everything at your fingertips… Plus, she can make it even more special by incorporating your family and friends into your celebration!
Chaplain Mary believes your ceremony should be just as fun and enjoyable as your reception without taking away from the seriousness of the moment. If you’re a fun and happy couple, She’ll make that happen! This is your wedding day, not hers. You tell her what you want, she puts it together and delivers the ceremony without fear on your part of…. “What is he or she going to say”. Since you have made the selections, there’s no mystery at all and you can rest assured that the ceremony is taken care of, the way you want it to happen.