Recent Ceremonies

Some little glimpses into recent ceremonies here in Colorado: elopements, weddings, blessingways, baby namings and more. I am truly blessed and privileged to create ceremonies for these milestone moments in people’s lives. Each one of these ceremonies has filled me with joy and so much gratitude for the work I do and the people I have connected with…

For more information about wedding ceremonies, blessingways, home blessings, baby blessings (or any ceremony your heart desires,) please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement Ceremony

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Ceremonies, Elopement | Comments Off on Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement Ceremony

Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement Ceremony

We got Rocky Mountain National Park’ed at this quintessential Colorado elopement ceremony, by the side of Sprague Lake. At 4:30, it was sunny and warm. By ceremony’s start at 5pm, a storm blew in and it was cold and drizzly. No worries though, I just asked the couple to stand closer and closer and closer […]

Washington Park Custom Wedding Ceremony – Denver

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Washington Park Custom Wedding Ceremony – Denver

Washington Park Custom Wedding Ceremony – Denver

The earth was well dressed for this custom wedding ceremony — what a stunning location, what a magical day, and what an honor to be entrusted with capturing the love of this couple.

Transgender Naming Ceremony: a new name, an open door

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Ceremonies, Transgender Naming | Comments Off on Transgender Naming Ceremony: a new name, an open door

Transgender Naming Ceremony: a new name, an open door

The shortened story of transgender naming ceremony: For as long as she was aware of having a gender, which for most children awakens around three, she knew she was a girl. Her parents were a bit mystified, as she was born a born a boy. They set up rules: you can be a girl at […]

Elopement Photographer for fabulous Colorado Elopements

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Ceremonies, Elopement | Comments Off on Elopement Photographer for fabulous Colorado Elopements

I just received a lovely thank you note and little gift from Rayna McGinnis, Colorado elopement photographer extraordinaire. She specializes in elopements and smaller weddings, and when I meet folks looking for just that, I send them her way. Now, I have made many referrals in the past, and never got so much as a […]

No ceremony vs. small ceremony or elopement

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Ceremonies, Elopement | Comments Off on No ceremony vs. small ceremony or elopement

No ceremony vs. small ceremony or elopement

An client from the past recently reached out to me. She has a friend who was contemplating marriage, but was a bit put off by the idea of large traditional wedding, and all the pomp and circumstance that ensues. And believe me, I get it. I was turned off by the wedding industrial complex for […]

A glimpse into weddings in action, via videos

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on A glimpse into weddings in action, via videos

A glimpse into weddings in action, via videos

I find that most couples do not record their ceremonies, or they have a friend film their wedding ceremony on a smart phone, for posterity’s sake. While I never seem to see the “filmed by a friend” wedding videos, I recently did come across some professional videos of a couple weddings that I officiated. Such […]

The elements made for a magical wedding… {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on The elements made for a magical wedding… {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

The elements made for a magical wedding…  {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

All the wedding ceremonies that I have officiated have been truly beautiful and amazing — really, those are not empty words, each and every ceremony has its own unique magic. And… there was something about this particular wedding ceremony that still takes my breath away. (It didn’t hurt that we were in Allenspark, Colorado, with […]

A little English + a little Spanish = Bilingual wedding ceremony {Wedding: Denver, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on A little English + a little Spanish = Bilingual wedding ceremony {Wedding: Denver, Colorado}

A little English + a little Spanish = Bilingual wedding ceremony {Wedding: Denver, Colorado}

She was born and raised in Colorado, he in Costa Rica. They are both bilingual, their love story spans two languages and two countries, and the wedding ceremony needed to reflect that. It was truly beautiful to flow between the two languages — not so much trying to translate each and every word, but simply […]

Vow renewal, ten years {Steamboat Springs, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Vow renewal, ten years {Steamboat Springs, Colorado}

Vow renewal, ten years {Steamboat Springs, Colorado}

The beauty of a vow renewal Have ceremony, will travel. I was delighted to journey up to Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs to officiate a vow renewal for this amazing couple. Vow renewals are a different breed, and can often feel even more potent than the first ceremony: all blinders are off, you know […]

A ceremony, one year after marriage {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on A ceremony, one year after marriage {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

A ceremony, one year after marriage {Wedding: Allenspark, Colorado}

This couple was married in their local courthouse, but they knew they wanted a ceremony. One year (and a baby!) later, that day came. They live in Wyoming, so our initial conversations were over the phone. They wanted a homey, casual ceremony, and rented a house in Allenspark to celebrate with their friends and family. […]

Destination: YMCA of the Rockies {Wedding: Estes Park, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Destination: YMCA of the Rockies {Wedding: Estes Park, Colorado}

Destination: YMCA of the Rockies {Wedding: Estes Park, Colorado}

This coupled lives in Wisconsin, and all our work together was done over the phone. Their relationship began with a great adventure, and when they decided to marry, they knew their wedding would have to be full of adventure as well. Off to Colorado, destination: wedding ceremony. I met them in person on their way […]

Lei’s and laughter at Chief Hosa Lodge {Wedding: Golden, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Lei’s and laughter at Chief Hosa Lodge {Wedding: Golden, Colorado}

Lei’s and laughter at Chief Hosa Lodge {Wedding: Golden, Colorado}

This wedding ceremony was chock full of goodness: A lei ceremony, welcoming and honoring the parents… Beautiful and heartfelt vows to his new step-children… (This was such a heart-opening moment, and showed so much love and integrity. As a step-child myself, a few times over, I can say that an action like this would have […]

A baby is born, a mama is born {Blessingway: Boulder, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on A baby is born, a mama is born {Blessingway: Boulder, Colorado}

A baby is born, a mama is born {Blessingway: Boulder, Colorado}

We all love to celebrate the baby:  baby showers, with their accompanying bundles of baby-related gifts are the norm.  And as much fun as those showers can be, they don’t really address the amazing rite of passage that is also occuring:  a mother is about to be born (and she is going to work her […]

Peak of summer at the Farmette {Wedding: Lyons, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Peak of summer at the Farmette {Wedding: Lyons, Colorado}

Peak of summer at the Farmette {Wedding: Lyons, Colorado}

A lovely perk of being a Colorado wedding officiant is that I get to visit so many lovely spots across the state. This was a perfect summer day in Lyons, a gorgeous crew, a working farm… a recipe for a fantastic wedding! I was moved by how deeply this couple could express their love for […]

From the Alps to the Rockies {Elopement: Denver, Colorado}

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Ceremonies, Elopement | Comments Off on From the Alps to the Rockies {Elopement: Denver, Colorado}

From the Alps to the Rockies {Elopement: Denver, Colorado}

An Austrian couple, choosing to celebrate their nuptials with an elopement in Denver, Colorado. We skyped so we could see each other’s faces, and “meet” at least once before their ceremony. They shared their love story, I shared my ideas, and the wedding ceremony started to take shape. It was a glorious summer day in […]

Winter Bliss {Wedding: Nederland, Colorado}

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Winter Bliss {Wedding: Nederland, Colorado}

Winter Bliss {Wedding: Nederland, Colorado}

Sometimes, you just go for it, up the canyon, through the snowstorm, on the coldest day of the winter.  Your elopement beckons, and this love stops at nothing.  It was frigid and snowy, yet we were warm.  A custom ceremony, full of laughter and tears.  A jar filled with snow, full of wedding blessings, to […]

How to let go…

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on How to let go…

How to let go…

Two years post separation, six months post divorce, she needed a sacred ritual of completion, surrender, and renewal — a divorce ceremony, as it were.  Witnessed by closest friends, she shared the grief, the sadness, and the beauty.  We forgave ourselves, we forgave the other:  I am so sorry, I love you, Please forgive me, […]

Autumn Sunrise {Wedding: Boulder, Colorado}

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Ceremonies | Comments Off on Autumn Sunrise {Wedding: Boulder, Colorado}

Autumn Sunrise {Wedding: Boulder, Colorado}

An intimate sunrise wedding, at the Amphitheater, in Boulder, Colorado…  A miracle: gay marriage is legalized in Colorado three days before the wedding…  The civil union license is trashed, a wedding license (just like anyone else’s) is signed. We barely need any words to set the sacred space, the morning is glorious, the earth is […]