It’s no secret– I love a wedding. To be more specific, I love to officiate weddings. I have never thought of myself as a romantic, but I am in awe of the deep commitment, vulnerability and hopefulness that work in tandem toward a couple’s decision to get married.
Marriage is hard work, and I privilege the opportunity to play a role in establishing a firm foundation.
Premarital counseling is sacred. It gets a bum rap sometimes, which is a shame. Sharing your life with someone is no easy feat, and the better able we are to see the terrain, the better we will be able to navigate with compassion, gratitude and joy.
And the wedding ceremony has such potential beyond the blandness of magazine features and website formulas. Holy worship- liturgy- that celebrates the true fact of being a relational species. God desires us to love and be loved, for our own enjoyment and for the benefit of the whole world (maybe we can call it discipleship?).
I have a particular interest in working with couples from distinct religious backgrounds. The pictures below are of a Christian-Hindu wedding I officiated in April 2015. The joining of traditions has so much more potential to be a blessing than a challenge.
So… Who wants to get hitched?
Sent from Sarah’s iPhone. Pardon the questionable grammar.