It is simply amazing the variety of couples who come to us to help them tie the knot. We've served 18-year-olds all the way up to 70-something-year-olds, and all points in between. We've had very pregnant brides, and couples with adorable babies and toddlers who very often steal the show; and middle-aged couples with grown children and grandchildren in attendance. We've officiated mixed-race couples, same-sex couples, couples who've never been married, as well as the ones making the trip down the aisle for the second (and third-plus) time around. We've even helped a handful of folks to re-marry one another following a divorce at some point in their history. We've worked with meticulous planners as well as couples who call us on the fly, last minute, sometimes even the same day they want to be wed. (As long as they have their license and have obtained a waiver of the 3-day waiting period, we can usually accommodate same-day requests.) Oh and we've helped unite couples from many different cultures, backgrounds, religions, as well as the nonreligious. It is always fun to see just who will walk through the door next!
Yesterday I officiated a wedding in an assisted living facility in Forest Grove where the bride's mother is a resident. It's difficult for her to get out and about, so we brought the wedding to her. We performed the simple ceremony in the care home's sweet little chapel. It has a large skylight, which seemed like a window to heaven. Many happy tears were shed among the guests, especially from Mom, who was so pleased and grateful to be included in the celebration.
I'm the founding minister of Wedded Your Way. I love helping people tie the knot!