Welcome To Your Handcrafted Love Story

Experience your living love story with Interfaith Wedding Officiant and Storyteller of love, Elizabeth River. 

As an Ordained Minister, I understand how to weave the secular with the sacred, the traditional with the unique; creating something that is wholly you.

Handcrafted from scratch, your sacred ceremony is designed and performed so it envelops everyone present and authentically reflects your love. There won’t be a dry eye in the room! 

My passion and joy is invoking the essence of your love. Through the love story we co-create, I delight in helping you witness and celebrate your love and vows. 

Whether traditional, spiritual, non-religious or eclectic, you’ll enjoy a completely personal celebration– one that’s uniquely yours, deeply fulfilling and cherished for life.

From simple and sweet to powerfully moving, you’ll find a perfect experience to celebrate your love with your beloved community. This is where your living love story blooms.

Elizabeth was the perfect person to marry us! As a spiritual but not very religious couple, she struck exactly the right balance for us and the whole gathering. We’re huge fans.

~ John and Ashton

How Will Your Living Love Story Be Told?

A Kiss and a Promise

Standard Wedding ceremony

Enjoy a simple, meaningful spiritual or non-religious ceremony that’s sweet and deeply personal. With A Kiss And A Promise, you’ll enjoy:

  • A Welcome and optional prayer to set just the right tone of romance, ambience and connection
  • A short, sweet homily (where I speak about marriage) that reflects your deep love and commitment
  • An optional poem or reading that expresses your love
  • The intentions where you say “I do” to this lifetime commitment
  • Traditional vows where you recite your vows or declare your commitment to each other
  • The Ring Ceremony to bind your love with a promise
  • An optional closing blessing or prayer to honor your commitment
  • The pronouncement which is sealed with a kiss 
  • The introduction of your sacred union as newlyweds

This ceremony includes:

  • A telephone conversation where we’ll establish your language of spiritual love (Spiritual, Interfaith, civil or religious)  And we’ll clarify the exact details of your ceremony.
  • Easy-to-follow details about your marriage license so you don’t have to stress about the paperwork
  • Although this isn’t a custom ceremony, we’ll sprinkle beautiful details meant just for you

A Kiss and a Promise

Standard Wedding ceremony

Enjoy a simple, meaningful spiritual or non-religious ceremony that’s sweet and deeply personal. With A Kiss And A Promise, you’ll enjoy:

  • A Welcome and optional prayer to set just the right tone of romance, ambience and connection
  • A short, sweet homily (where I speak about marriage) that reflects your deep love and commitment
  • An optional poem or reading that expresses your love
  • The intentions where you say “I do” to this lifetime commitment
  • Traditional vows where you recite your vows or declare your commitment to each other
  • The Ring Ceremony to bind your love with a promise
  • An optional closing blessing or prayer to honor your commitment
  • The pronouncement which is sealed with a kiss 
  • The introduction of your sacred union as newlyweds

This ceremony includes:

  • A telephone conversation where we’ll establish your language of spiritual love (Spiritual, Interfaith, civil or religious)  And we’ll clarify the exact details of your ceremony.
  • Easy-to-follow details about your marriage license so you don’t have to stress about the paperwork
  • Although this isn’t a custom ceremony, we’ll sprinkle beautiful details meant just for you

At our initial meeting, we knew immediately that Elizabeth was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant: warm, kind, and attentive.  She took the time to ask questions about us, our relationship, and our future together as a married couple.  Then, she used that information to create a ceremony that was very touching and personal.  Everyone was  incredibly wonderful.  Thank you so much!”

~ Keith And Jeanette

Your Living Love Story
A Custom Ceremony

See your living love story come to life before your eyes! Working closely, we’ll craft an entirely unique ceremony that’s never been seen and will never be seen again. It’s as special as the love you share. Designed to evoke emotion and touch hearts, you’ll cherish this unforgettable experience for the rest of your life.

This original custom ceremony includes everything in A Kiss And A Promise Standard Wedding Ceremony, plus:

  • A homily that tells your unique story in a symbolic language that’s personalized for you as individuals and as a couple
  • Suggestions for readings, poems, songs or other rituals for your ceremony so it brings your love story to life
  • Guidance for writing your own vows so you can easily articulate the depth of your love
  • Suggestions for other rituals to include in ceremony that make your sacred union one-of-a-kind
  • One or two conversations (in-person or video teleconference) about your life exploring:
  • Your personal and shared history for a complete understanding of your story
  • Your love, thoughts, dreams and visions for your marriage
  • Everything that’s most important to you so your story unfolds flawlessly
  • A couples review and ceremony edit before the wedding so everything, from start-to-finish represents you
  • Warm guidance with the overall event structure such as the processional, vendor coordination and more (perfect if you don’t have a wedding planner or coordinator)
  • Witnessing of your license, ensuring it is returned to the county clerk within the required time frame

 

BONUS: 

The magic of your living love story happens in a flash. Immortalize your memories with keepsake copies of your ceremony. Perfect for you, mothers and honored family, these special gifts capture the spirit and romance of your love.

Elizabeth was the perfect officiant for our same-sex wedding. She took the time to get to know us by interviewing us ahead of time and wrote/delivered an absolutely beautiful ceremony. 

We couldn’t be happier!

~ Leanne and Victoria

Your Love Story with Toppings 

A Custom Ceremony and Then Some!

Sometimes,  a love story is so powerful, so remarkable, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime gift. Packed with extras, this custom, imaginative ceremony is for couples who want a sacred union that moves hearts and souls. 

With this premium package, you’ll enjoy everything that comes with Your Love Story with additional “a la carte” options like:

  • Conducting or attending a rehearsal so your big day is absolutely flawless
  • A Blessing or Prayer at your Reception Dinner that sparks magic and inspires connection with your treasured guests
  • 1-2 hour coaching sessions with step-by-step guidance to write vows so your words are authentic, beautiful and accurately express your love
  • 1-2 pre-marital spiritual guidance so you begin your marriage with deeper connection and intimacy
  • 1-2 post-marital spiritual guidance (up to your 2nd anniversary) so your love, faith and connection evolves and continually deepens
  • Handcrafted, original ideas, concepts and options so your desires, wishes and vision awaken your living love story

*100 an hour is added to weddings over 1 hour from Point Reyes Station. Same for rehearsals.

Say ‘I Do’ With More Than Words

Need a little help putting your love into words? Getting tongue-tied? I’m happy to help! As an Interfaith Wedding Officiant and Storyteller, I help couples create their own unique vows. Whether you want to adapt traditional vows or write your own, we’ll work together to uncover the words that accurately express your love.

TRANSFORM YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY INTO A LIVING LOVE STORY

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