Love is the magic that brought Jay and Dena together. They were wed on a warm summer day - August 15, 2016 at Horseshoe Bend. As we walked up the path, I held a golf umbrella in an attempt to shade the bride and keep her cool. When we arrived at the overlook we had some concerns about finding the right spot as there were swarms of sightseers. However, we quickly found the perfect platform overlooking the magnificent Colorado river. It was easy to find two witnesses who were honored to join us. One of the witnesses was a woman whose daughter had passed away and her daughter's name was the same as the bride, Dena. It was a beautiful moment for all of us to have that soul connection. The mother felt the presence of her daughter and found healing in that experience. What a blessing!
I turned my attention to Jay and Dena and we took a moment to center ourselves on that sacred ground. The ceremony included lyrics from the Led Zeppelin tune "Thank You"... 'If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you, when mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.' Our hearts were wide open as Jay and Dena sealed their vows with a kiss!
Of her Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon Ceremony, Dena said...
Jen was absolutely amazing. From our first conversation prior to booking, I felt incredibly comfortable. We were getting married in a place we had never been before so I was understandably nervous. Jen was so helpful with suggestions to make the day go smoothly. She wrote an incredibly beautiful ceremony which brought tears to my eyes before I heard it at our actual ceremony. She is incredibly down to earth and made us feel so special, like she had known us for years. I cannot say enough nice things and I would recommend Jen Paul of Life Passages 1000x over!
Jen Paul, Life Cycle Celebrant, Ordained Minister, Wedding Officiant, Life Coach, Death Doula