Your Ceremony Style

Once you know what type of officiant you are looking for and have reflected a bit on your wedding style, you'll want to think about what type of wedding ceremony you and your fiancé(e) would like to have. Here too, don't assume your betrothed is thinking of the same type of ceremony as you. This is where it is really important to sit down with your partner, and if your families' input is important to you, with them too, and talk about what type of ceremony would best suit you.

Play around with ideas.   Remember to have fun.   Enjoy the process.

 

"Rev. Mary-Rose is an artist of ceremonies, and every one of our guests told us how moved they were with the ceremony." ~Rob & Shaz

Types of Ceremonies

Same Sex Modern Wedding

Modern

You and your fiancé(e) choose to break away from the traditional standard wedding but you still want a ceremony with heart that reflects your values and beliefs. You may be a same sex couple or you might like to see some non-traditional elements in your ceremony such as poetry, modern music or having your children play a key role.
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Elopement

You may be thinking of eloping as an alternative to a traditional wedding. Your reasons may be ease of planning, cost, time constraints or eloping may be a family tradition. You are looking for a simple, no-hassle ceremony that is elegant and personal.

 

Civil

You may consider yourselves to be more Humanist than religious or spiritual, or simply Atheist, yet you want your ceremony to be memorable and heartfelt. You may want the focus of your ceremony to be on the integrity of marriage, unconditional love, or thankfulness.

 

Small Wedding

A small, private affair is your opportunity to deepen the bond between you and your close-knit family and friends. Your ceremony will be a warm and friendly celebration that incorporates elements that invite your guests to feel comfortable and relaxed while still having a classic ceremony.

 

Same Sex

You might be a same sex couple who wishes your ceremony to reflect your beliefs and passions in such a way that celebrates your choice of love and the way you choose to share it. Congratulations New York!!

 

Call (646) 872-6085 or use our Wedding Officiant Contact form to learn how Rev. Mary-Rose can create a wedding ceremony that fits your style.

 

Spiritual But Not Religious

Spiritual

You consider yourselves to be part of a growing movement of those who identify themselves as spiritual. Whether you don't agree with a personified god or were raised in a certain faith but no longer practice, you still believe in a higher power. To read more, Click here

You have a personal connection to that which you hold highest and brightest

You might feel a connection to "spirit" while out in nature, enjoying the company of good friends, or listening to uplifting music. Your ceremony will consist of spiritual elements that leave out all the rigid ideas. Whatever terms you are comfortable with: God, Universe, Creator, The Divine, Spirit, whatever resonates with you will be used. With spiritually neutral blessings, prayers, readings and rituals, your wedding ceremony will move hearts.

 

You follow a faith tradition but do not consider yourselves to be actively participating

For example, you may have been raised Jewish and while you still uphold the values and teachings of Judaism, you limit your participation to observance of High Holy Days. Your wedding ceremony will capture the essence of your respective religion without any traditions you feel no longer serve you.

 

Call (646) 872-6085 or use our Wedding Officiant Contact form to learn how Rev. Mary-Rose can create a wedding ceremony that fits your style.

 

Hindu Jewish Christian Interfaith Wedding

Multicultural or Interfaith

You may come from different cultural backgrounds or you and your partner may be from different religions. Observing your diversity by celebrating your commonalities and honoring your differences is a vital part of your wedding. It's also very important to you that your guests and family do not feel excluded or offended. To read more, Click here


Cultural

Your ceremony will celebrate your cultural background(s) with rituals, blessings, prayers or readings reflective of your heritage. Extra care will be taken to adapt these elements into a universal context such as love, family or tradition. Any cultural elements that may be unfamiliar to your guests will be explained for the benefit of all.

 

Interfaith

Your interfaith ceremony will be a graceful meld of vows, rites and rituals from both of your traditions, or you may have two or more religious leaders presiding over different elements of your ceremony. You are seeking an officiant with experiential knowledge of beliefs and rituals of your respective religions, ensuring your ceremony will be delivered with the utmost respect and honor. Any religious elements that may be unfamiliar to your guests will be explained for the benefit of all.

 

Rev. Mary-Rose is well versed in performing Hindu hawan (fire ceremony), abhishekams, pujas and sacred mantras, with over 20 years experience and multiple pilgrimages to India.

 

Call (646) 872-6085 or use our Wedding Officiant Contact form to learn how Rev. Mary-Rose can create a wedding ceremony that fits your style.

 

Creative ExpressionCreative Expression

You see your wedding as a creative platform, grand and splendid, from which to express your love and individuality. To read more, Click here

You live your life on your own terms and may even be questioning and challenging the cultural expectations that come with weddings and marriage. You and your partner know you are a little left off center or maybe more than a little left off center, and you embrace that part of yourselves. Your wedding is not about being offbeat; it's about being honest and authentic.


Your Style

You love a clever idea especially if it's an opportunity for you to express yourself through art, music, fashion or design. Your style may range from classic and timeless with a little bit of sassiness, to a complete breakaway from the norm. You may follow cutting edge fashion but opt for your own nouveau-retro look. You may be having your suit or dress made by an up and coming local designer, or if you're going for a simple and chic look and want to keep the element of surprise, you pair it with matching Converse.

 

Your Ceremony

Your ceremony may have a surprise element or two, or an absolute departure from the expected. No matter the case, you're excited about creating something brilliant.

 

Call (646) 872-6085 or use our Wedding Officiant Contact form to learn how Rev. Mary-Rose can create a wedding ceremony that fits your style.

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