As a professional wedding Celebrant, I am able to craft custom wedding ceremonies for a whole variety of couples. From simple beach wedding ceremonies to Vancouver luxury weddings at the most premier Vancouver wedding venues … entirely secular or deeply spiritual… ritual or no ritual.
Sarah and Geoff’s custom wedding ceremony was held at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which is definitely one of the most elegant Vancouver wedding venues. Simply put, it is a stunning setting for a wedding, both ceremony and reception.
This couple’s wedding ceremony was their chance to show everyone how much they mean to one another… to share with family and friends the sacredness of their emotional bond. Sarah and Geoff are private people, but they thought that if there was ever a time to share their hearts… it was on their wedding day and especially in their wedding ceremony.
Sarah has a deep connection to First Nation traditions, and she has a heartfelt connection with a First Nation Elder who was invited to be co-Wedding Celebrant with me. I had suggested to the couple that we do a Directional and Elemental Blessing as part of their custom wedding ceremony. They loved the idea.
To begin, Sarah and Geoffrey cleansed their hands in water scented with fresh cedar. I used a sacred ceremonial abalone shell to scoop the water over their hands. The First Nations elder led the directional turns, while I sought the blessing. Everyone in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s stunning ballroom rose and joined Sarah and Geoff in turning to the four directions. Truly, it was an amazing sight to see.
I’m pretty sure it was the first Directional Blessing held in that grand hotel!
For this wedding I had the chance to work with such a fine team of professionals.
People who care deeply about the couple and their respective craftsmanship. The always sunny-hearted and uber-calm Alicia Keats from Alicia Keats Wedding, one of the finest Vancouver Wedding Planners… Talented and intuitive photographer Melia Sorenson from Lucida Photography… the phenomenally stylish and incredibly nice team from Upright Décor... stunning floral from Balconi Floral Design Studio... and the most perfect music from DJ Lance and (live) Musical Occasions.
Vancouver and Whistler’s Modern Celebrant Michele Davidson works with newly engaged couples to create transformational and totally custom wedding ceremonies. She helps couples expand their vision of their ceremony AND their engagement. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime folks… make it sing!!! Email Michele at Michele@moderncelebrant.ca for Vancouver + Whistler wedding ceremonies. She also travels internationally for weddings! Bali anyone?