As someone who has years of experience counseling people leading up to their marriage, Reverend O’s perspective on weddings and relationships was unique and powerful. She talked us through her pre-marital counseling system, SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) and gave us tips for having a Come to Jesus moment with family members with a lot of opinions. She talked about ways to bring excitement and joy back into the 24-hour/7-days-a-week togetherness that so many couples have been thrust into during the pandemic. And she discussed what makes a ceremony shine, and why you shouldn’t rush through it.
Throughout her interview, Reverend O infused us with her bright, optimistic-but-realistic energy, reminding us of the fundamental WHY underneath all of our occupations in the wedding industry.
Here is how she introduces herself on her website: A perfectionist at my core with a wicked sense of humor, I’m an Ordained, Professional Wedding Officiant based in Connecticut serving couples since 2005.
Because I understand that every couple’s vision and needs are unique, I work closely with my couples to ensure that every ceremony is a true collaboration and a reflection of who they are.
I get profound satisfaction in seeing the joy and love surrounding you and your Beloved on your special day, so whether it’s a simple intimate backyard ceremony or a large black-tie affair, I love going above and beyond for all of my couples while executing their ceremony vision.
By the way, here’s the blog post Reverend O mentioned in her interview:
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Written By: Cate Barry of @catebarryphotography
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