Rev. Ari is a non-denominational/interfaith wedding officiant providing customized wedding ceremonies that reflect the couple’s personalities and beliefs. Her specialty is combining cultural and/or faith traditions as well as incorporating unique a
Yes! Rev. Ari was the perfect person to help with my wedding. It was great having someone be so passionate about my ideas. She was just as excited about my big day as I was.
She wound up being my wedding planner the day of the wedding. She did everything for me! She took all the guesswork out of the wedding and made every transition appear seamless. The day would not have come off as well as it did without her!
My Dad and my Grandfather both were a part of the wedding ceremony. It was truly a personal wedding, and so much more meaningful having my family as an integral part of the ceremony.
I had so many compliments about the ceremony and the reception. Everyone thought the day was incredible. All of my guests had a blast and loved the fun atmosphere that was created.
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? My husband and I hit it off real quick with Ari. She has a great personality and made us feel very comfortable about wanting to do things differently and our way. She made suggestions and was always available for questions and advice.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? She knew so much about all types of wedding traditions and when I mentioned an Irish toast I wanted to be read in the ceremony she quickly suggested the handfasting. We both loved the idea immediately and we incorporated it into our ceremony.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? Ari sent me multiple samples of ceremonies and we cut and paste and added some stuff of our own and made the entire ceremony completely ours. It was unlike any wedding ceremony I've ever witnessed and that made it very special to us. She even made a little book for us that has the ceremony from beginning to end so we can always look back on it.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? The guests loved how we had other married couples hold hands and remember their vows as we said ours. As well they loved that I included the Irish parts in memory of my great grandfather. Overall, the uniqueness of the ceremony was very well received by all.
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? For us, we felt comfortable due to Ari's reliability and knowing that she'll take charge. We didn't want members of the family running the rehearsal.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? She gave us original ideas on what we can say and different traditions that can be incorporated. I went into this expecting to have an ultra-traditional ceremony just to get to the reception. I'm glad we did things differently.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? We had a handfasting which symbolizes the tying of the knot with a cord we made. We also had a moment of silence for our passed on relatives. Our vows were taken from examples Ari gave us and slightly altered to fit us. We got complements on these.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? They talked about the verbage of our vows were we said that even though we are joining in marriage, we still respect the individuality and uniqueness of each other.