Sarah and Julian's wedding ceremony was anything but ordinary. Yes, it had all the tears, love and laughter, moreover, it represented their unique coupleship. Authentic presence. Their love story touched everyone and opened hearts, creating such an intimate feeling despite the fact that over 100 people attended. Sarah’s mom and Julian’s cousin gave readings, very moving. Then, after the ring exchange an epic log sawing honoring Julian’s German roots and how powerful they are! Julian said, “Have you seen the guns on Sarah?!!” Their dear friend crafted an incredible saw horse and they had special gloves and aprons too! Two groomsmen and the best man held the log as they sawed. All the guests cheered them on while ‘Home Sweet Home’ by Flatt and Scruggs played in the background.
We had six premarital sessions during which they went deeper, expressed vulnerabilities and gained new skills for their marriage. So much good work and I’m so grateful to have held space for them as they grew.
On their rehearsal day after all the busy-ness I took them aside for smudging; clearing away the past, invoking all the good for their future. Grounding.
Sarah and Julian, I can’t wait to hear what happens as you continue to build your lives and help others!
Afterwards Julian said: I have only the best things to say about Jen Paul. My wife and I appreciate the time and attention she offered us every time we met before the wedding. Her ability to be present with each of our stories and see through to our essence really came in handy throughout all the premarital sessions we did. She was flexible in her time and allowed us to add an additional premarital session to cover some of the material. Her questionnaires are thought provoking and lead me to a deeper reflection on who I am, who my partner is, and how we’d like to live in our loving relation with one another. I never imagined that there would be so much that would come out of the premarital sessions. All I can say is, it wasn’t couples counseling, it was more like authentic self and marriage building.
Jen Paul’s ceremony was a monumental moment. She has a presence in ceremony that really calls in Spirit. The construction of every word felt unique and special to how she had gotten to know us. The wedding ceremony is the most important part of getting married to me, and Jen made that place light up! I couldn’t be happier with the choice my wife and I made with Jen. I recommend going with her complete offerings and taking the leap into a greater connection with your partner. You will not regret it.
And from Bride Sarah: I cannot say enough about how great Jen was officiating our wedding. Her kind and peaceful nature put us at ease and always made us feel we were in good hands. She has boundless wisdom regarding love and life. From the initial meeting, to our premarital sessions, to the rehearsal, and finally our big day, everything went smoothly and was more than I could have ever asked for. We left the experience with a new friend and someone we will continue to have a connection with throughout our lives. I highly recommend hiring Jen!
Photos by Saaty Photography
Jen Paul, Life Cycle Celebrant, Ordained Minister, Wedding Officiant, Life Coach, Death Doula