Our creative process

Madison Weddings

What makes a great ceremony?

  1. A personal and unique ceremony reflects your history, your emotions, your personalities and your wishes.
  2. A meaningful and memorable ceremony inspires your guests to tell you that they feel closer to you because of what was said during the ceremony and that yours was the best ceremony they have ever attended.
  3. A personally-tailored ceremony inspires your guests to tell you that they feel closer to you because of what was said during the ceremony and that yours was the best ceremony they have ever attended.

Our Inspiration

When we married, our officiant sat with us under her apple tree to talk about our vision for our wedding ceremony. When we became officiants, it was our own wedding that inspired us to help couples experience the same joy in the creation of their own ceremonies.

Getting Started

Madison Wedding Officiants

While we do not have an apple tree to sit under, we do invite you to enjoy the comfort of our home (and meet our dog). We expect you will laugh and have a good time as you share stories of your relationship and your hopes for your ceremony!

Later On

We cue everything from the Processional through the Recessional so we will ask you about the participants in and the logistics of your Wedding Ceremony so we can coordinate as needed with your wedding planner, venue coordinator, musicians, sound coordinator and readers.

Your Love Story

We not only want to share the major events in your relationship, such as how you met and became engaged, but we want to talk about significant, meaningful and magical times you have experienced together. And we look for some funny things - and every couple has these - because we believe when people laugh together they feel closer together.

In addition, we ask questions like, “What is the sweetest thing your Beloved has done for you?” and “If you could say one thing to your Beloved which he or she will always remember, what would that be?” These are the awe moments of the Love Story for they explain the feelings you experienced on your journey from acquaintance to attraction, from romance to true love, from living together to living Happily Ever After together!

Rough Draft

We then create a Rough Draft of your Ceremony which we walk through with you, making sure it is exactly what you want.

Day of the Wedding

The first thing we do when we arrive is to tell you that anything you need to do or say, we will invite or cue you to do so; in other words, you do not have to think or worry about anything regarding the ceremony because we will take care of everything! We officiate a meaningful and, at times, humorous Wedding Ceremony, facilitate the signing of the Marriage License and file the License with the Register of Deeds as you begin living Happily Ever After!