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    The Marriage Proposal

    Last month I wrote about the relationship and marriage of a fantastic couple, Javier and Arthur Leddy, and especially about their proposal. Many other couples I’ve married have told me…

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Last week I was Skyping with a couple whose wedding is this upcoming Pride Weekend. They had initially contacted me in January, eager to start planning. Just one month later,…

    Two Cool Guys from Chico

    Two Cool Guys from Chico

    In Jenner last October, Javier and Arthur Leddy were the photographers at Kim and Karen Huckaby’s wedding, which I officiated. I was quite impressed with these two young men. Watching…

    Preparation + Caring = Fun!

    Preparation + Caring = Fun!

    My boyfriend had never been to a synagogue for a regular Sabbath service, let alone for a bar or bat mitzvah, so I had more than just a little trepidation…

    Married Four Months, Together Eleven Years

    Married Four Months, Together Eleven Years

    Last October, Cat Byerly and Jill Marimon from Indianapolis came out here to Wonderland, the Point Reyes National Seashore, to get married. October is always such a thrilling time for…

    Finding My Story in the Obituaries

    Finding My Story in the Obituaries

    Most people smile when I mention that I officiate weddings, but seem a tad surprised when I mention that I also lead funerals. Obituaries, death notices, life tributes: whatever you…

    Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

    Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

    Last October I had the privilege of marrying Karen and Kim Huckabee in Jenner, where the Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful place that is…

    A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

    A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

    Is it any different officiating for one’s best friends? I had the opportunity to find out when, on New Year’s Eve, I was honored to marry my best friend and…

    Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

    Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

    Last month I had the pleasure of officiating a wedding that was orchestrated exquisitely by Samar Hattar of Blissful Events (www.blissfuleventplanning.com). This was a rare treat for me, as I…

    Reflecting Yourself Through Words

    Reflecting Yourself Through Words

      Wedding ceremonies can be nerve-racking. As an officiant, I see my role as similar to an anchor; someone couples can lean on for support. So, typically, the first thing…

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