Cynthia’s Officiant ServicesGot a lot of question? I've got the answers!

Posted by Cynthia on 24th March, 2014

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The process begins with an in-person meeting to see if we are a “good fit” for each other.  If we agree to work together, we will sit down in a design session and discuss what is important to you.  With the information you share with me, I will design a ceremony that will truly reflect who you are and what your wish are.  A ceremony that is professional and caring and one that will bring you and your guest the memories of a lifetime.  Weather you are religious or non-religious, spiritual but not religious, inter-faith or non-denominational or somewhere in between, I’m here to create a personalized ceremony that will reflect your lives, your love and the best of what the two of you have become.


CHRISTIAN…Within the Christian religion, there are many ceremonial options.  All Christian faiths can be embraced with an almost unlimited list of choices of what I call “ceremonial enhancements”. While these ceremony enhancements are not required in your wedding they do add a lovely element to your event.

NON-DENOMINATION…We live in an imperfect world.  Very different for the stuff that fairy tails are made of.  Cinderella didn’t have to worry about “different religions” or “what is my family going ton say when I tell them he is not of our faith?  Your marriage is the blending of the two of you and your respective families but this is the real world.  We all have stress and “issues”.  Sometimes it takes a special sensitivity to help couples work through the “blending” of their families, their faiths and even their friends so the “issues” don’t get in the way of our “happily ever-after”.

Special care is sometimes needed to help couples work through then “blending” of their faith and families.  I take great care to make your ceremony meaningful to your faiths, your heritage and your families. Together we are creating a new family…your family.  With understanding, I help bring families together who can’t seem to figure out what to do about he “issues” buy bridging your difference and making you “whole”.

INTERFAITH CHRISTIAN-JEWISH CEREMONY…Need information to help plan your interfaith Christian-Jewish wedding?  Interfaith marriages can become complicated and stalled by many issues, but you’ve found then right place to get the answers you so badly need.  As an Interfaith Christian-Jewish Officiant, I can provide the following information and services all of which can be adapted to your needs:

Officiate your (non Orthodox) Jewish ceremony
Provide tips for inclusive Wedding Ceremonies
Explain what makes a Jewish Wedding “Jewish”
Examine the differences between a Christian and Jewish Wedding
Help in finding the common ground for the Jewish-Christian Ceremony
Expose the obstacles in the planning of a Jewish-Christian Wedding

THE SPIRITUAL CEREMONY…Is a “universe” focused ceremony. Your guest would not necessarily realize that there is little to no mention of God or a higher power.  The focus is on the earth, the sun, the sky and universe as a whole.  Lovely in it’s verbiage and feel, a “spirit filled” ceremony appeals to all as it traditionally transcends all religious and cultural beliefs and can be a great solution for families that are struggling with the blending of two different cultures and or religions.

NON-RELIGIOUS CEREMONY…Are you an Atheist or of another belief system that just can’t be placed in some nice, neat category?  Maybe your fiance is religious and you are not.  Well, no worries because this is where Officiants shine.  Did you know we typically are not Ministers?  I have embraced all belief systems and can bring to your wedding the elements that are important to you and your fiance.

VOW RENEWAL…Your still in love after all these years and want to renew the vows that brought you together in the first place 0r maybe your initial wedding wasn’t exactly “the perfect” day or you simply want to renew the special feelings you have for one another.  The renewal of vows is the perfect choice.  Together we will create a personal ceremony that reflects the love you felt for each other as bride and groom and how your love has grown over the years.  Invite your family and friends to celebrate your new wedding day.

COMMITMENT CEREMONY…Have you been together for years or you’re in the early stages of love?  Either way, your decision to commit to a life partner is a wonderful step in life and your relationship.  I would love to be part of that day.  Together we will create the words that will be spoken from your hearts on your special day.  It will be a personal reflection of your relationship and your future years together.

And there’s more…

Wine Ceremony (non religious and one of my favorites!)
The Rose Ceremony
Las Arras (Thirteen Coins Ceremony)
Hand Fasting (also known as the Ribbon Ceremony. Mine is different and very beautiful)!
Family Medallion Ceremony
Children’s Pledge to Bride and Groom
Sand Ceremony
Unity Candle
Ethnic Closing Blessing vs. Standard Blessing
Rose exchange

And the list goes on…

MY PROMISE TO YOU…I offer you an elegant, personally meaningful wedding ceremony that you will cherish for the rest of your life.  I offer you my time and friendship.

 Together we will write specialized vows that reflect your love and life together. Be assured that your wedding day is of the utmost importance to me and that I look forward to helping you create the most meaningful, personal, and unique ceremony possible. Remember…no “cookie cutter” ceremonies here.

Call or schedule your appointment today.

Cynthia Black


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