There are some key things to know before working with me. Please read them all thoroughly before submitting an inquiry:
I do not send out a script of your ceremony for pre-approval. Every ceremony I write is unique, heartfelt, and crafted to assist you and your partner to be completely present in your love. Already knowing the words that will be shared (in my experience) takes away from the gift of being truly present on your big day. My schedule also doesn't always allow for me to send out copies with time for revisions. This requires your willingness to trust my craft :) Thank you for your willingness to trust what I do!
I no longer take large productions or weddings; I solely work with elopements (15 people or less) during the work week. I also no longer take bookings on the weekends, unless it is a very last minute 'emergency need' (considering I am available). If you inquire about a larger production or a booking on the weekend, I will not respond to your request. Thank you for understanding!
If you are looking to have an outdoor "adventure" elopement here in the Appalachian mountains, please be prepared to experience all forms of weather— rain, hail, wind, snow, muggy heat etc. Please plan accordingly for you (and your guests if applicable) with appropriate footwear, removable layers, hydration, snacks, etc. Remember that the most important part of your big day is the ability to connect to your love regardless of the weather!
The only way to have an experience where you will most likely not have to worry about any weather factors is to book a venue or secure a location with an indoor space for your ceremony. Please sit together with your partner and ask "Can we truly still enjoy our day if we're outside and it'll be raining/snowing/cold?". If you feel that it will be too stressful for you both to roll with unpredictable weather, please choose an appropriate alternate location.
Before deciding on a location, please investigate whether or not you will need to secure a special use permit.
I am not a religious officiant. I am a nationally ordained Humanist Celebrant. I am always happy to incorporate/acknowledge particular beliefs or weave in certain traditions that are important to you (example: jewish breaking of the glass, or certain prayers or bible verses), but please do not request that I hold a particularly religious ceremony; it is not my wheelhouse and would be best executed by the ordained professionals of that particular faith.
I only book my dates 4-6 months in advance to leave room for life and travel. If you inquire about a date further into the future, I will not respond to your request. Thank you for understanding!
When you inquire about a potential booking and I think we're a good fit, I will send you my pricing info. If my offerings align for you, then we move forward with booking through my welcome email, which includes helpful information, links for payment, and a questionnaire so that I can get to know you.
I try my best to be prompt with my responses to any emails that come through, including booking inquiries. Most commonly I respond to emails that come in during the work week within 48 hours, but please allow up to 1 week for me to respond due to my busy schedule.
Thank you for taking the time to understand how I work ♥