|Life has taught us that love does not consist
in gazing at each other, but in looking
outward together in the same direction.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
|Simplicity in Weddings
a division of Simplicity Healthworks
1030 W. Hawes Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin, 54914
Did you know that the average bride and groom spends more time deciding on their dinner favors, than in choosing their vows and
the elements of their ceremony? There are so few resources available with a wide variety of choices, that wedding couples
frequently just go along with whatever is chosen for them. At Simplicity in Weddings, that is simply not the case.
Because of the healing and personal nature of the work that I do, I have chosen to become an ordained minister through the
Universal Life Church. This allows me to officiate custom wedding ceremonies of the style, and at the setting, of your choosing.
You can write your own ceremony from start to finish, or I can assist you with that process. In any event, your union will be blessed
with the same positive energy and care that I make use of in my sessions.
Whether this is a first or second wedding, renewal of vows, commitment ceremony or other celebration, you have chosen each
other, the date and time, and ideally should be able to choose the words, music, and how you wish your ceremony to be
conducted. With dozens of introductions, vows, readings, pronouncements and elements to choose from, your ceremony can be
as modern and unique, or traditional as you wish.
To design your personal ceremony, we will respect who you are both as individuals and as a couple, discover what is meaningful
to both of you, and how you wish to include your family and friends. After our first meeting, you will be sent home with a 42 page
directory of vows, readings, prayers and elements, both traditional and nontraditional in nature. You will also have several options
as to how you would like to recite your vows - you can memorize them, read them from index cards, recite them in 'repeat after me'
style, or have them rewritten so you can simply state "I/we do" or "I/we will". There is no limit to how many readings you choose,
whether you wish to change some of the wording, or combine parts of several choices. The entire text of your ceremony will be
designed into an attractive, handcrafted booklet, and given to you as a keepsake of your day.
The Celebrant package ($225.00) includes:
- Initial consultation and interview
- Meeting(s) for finalization of plans
- Unlimited telephone and e-mail support
- Handcrafted, personalized booklet of your ceremony
- Signing and filing your marriage license
Pre-marital assessments and counseling are available, but neither is a requirement prior to your ceremony.
Additional services, travel, etc., may require an increase in fees. Contact me for details.
My husband and I felt at ease through the entire process from
beginning to end. It was more meaningful than ever and meant
the world to us, not to mention you were always available
whenever needed. You went above and beyond what was
necessary from start to finish... your creativity, fun and sense of
humor were a highlight, you were definitely on top of things and
kept everyone else on track as well. We highly recommend you to
I like the way the wedding blessing ties in with the whole
ceremony.... you got it, and that's awesome. That's what I
wanted for our wedding...someone who cares enough to try
to understand us and gets the tone we want to set for our
ceremony...not just a "cookie cutter" officiant.
So thanks for understanding what I'm trying to convey. I
can't wait to get married !!