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I was honored to officiate for the wedding of Gillian and Mike on New Years Eve at the beautiful “Society Room” in Hartford, Ct.  The location was perfect for their romantic, sparkly, city wedding theme.  While I was briefing the DJ and going over their music cues, I got to watch the groomsmen stuffing hundreds of balloons into a net stretched high above the dance floor to drop at the stroke of midnight.

Gillian and Mike chose to honor their loving families within their ceremony by creating a sand ceremony as unique and individual as their relationship.  They included readings by a cousin and the bride’s beloved Grandmother.

Gill and Mike left the venue after midnight with a Sparkler send off.  No more throwing rice, this couple distributed sparklers to their friends and family to send them off with the light of a New Year.  Your ceremony can be as different and unique as your reception.  As a Wedding Officiant and a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I can show you how to start your wedding day or evening with a ceremony that is inspiring and heartfelt.




Elisa-Bob and I are still feeling so much joy and happiness, even weeks after your amazing wedding ceremony. It was perfect. Your ability to connect with us, with our friends and especially with everyone made our wedding the best day of our lives and our ceremony the best moments of our day. We will remember you always.

Phil and Robert

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