Weddings and Ceremonies
Weddings are an expression of your unique love. Just as each individual is unique, so every wedding should reflect your unique personalities, history, and love. Let Emerald assist you on your journey, creating a ceremony that is just as unique as you are.
Wedding Ceremonies Offered:
- Legal and nonlegal joining ceremonies
- Interfaith or no-faith weddings
- “Nerd weddings”
- Polyam weddings
- LGBTQAI+ weddings
Let’s make your dream wedding a reality no matter how unique: pagan weddings, geek weddings, themed weddings, Halloween weddings, Dr. Who weddings, cosplay weddings, renaissance weddings, medieval weddings, futuristic weddings, the more adventurous the better! Whatever sings to your soul and makes your wedding unique and special to you.
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Weddings are more than just words, all the mechanics of getting married are included, including the vows, rings, candles and all the traditions and ideas. Let Emerald find the words, the tech, and the magic to make it happen!
Funerals and Memorials
Funerals and memorial services are for the living and for the dead. This is a time of passage and transition for everyone involved. It’s crucial to have a service that is authentic and true to the deceased, a comforting a guide through the ceremony of the grieving process.
Everyone grieves in different ways, some need more or less help, some know exactly what they want, some need more guidance. Emerald makes sure to meet the needs of the bereaved.
Personalized Rites of Passage
Rites of passage are important and we don’t honor these moments as we did in the past. Hiring rituals, retirement and graduation parties are great but aren’t always enough to create psychological closure and make sense of our lives in a mythological way.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate multiple faith traditions into your rites or are looking for something more spiritual and less religious, Emerald can help you create a ceremony to mark the occasion.
Possible Rites of Passage:
- Coming of age
- Baby blessings
- Naming ceremonies
- Transition ceremonies
- Divorce ceremonies
- Pet memorials
- Renaming ceremonies
If you’ve been asked to officiate a wedding you know how much pressure that can be. Somehow you’ve become the arbiter of all things spiritual: a writer, a confidant, a public speaker, and a wedding planner! If you need a little help to get things just right for your favorite couple, Emerald can help.
- Coaching for writing ceremonies
- Coaching officiants to learn the process
- Running wedding rehearsals
- One on one training in public speaking for officiants
- Writing ceremonies so that your secular officiant doesn’t have to.
- Workshops on officiating ceremonies