Many ask what my spiritual, religious background is.
I was raised Catholic with 12 years of Catholic school. Over the years, and in studying and learning, I would now describe me as more spiritual in my beliefs.
In addition to being a Wedding Officiant , I am also a Reiki Master.
My additional learning and training led me to becoming ordained in the Universal Life Church. It was a step that I took and continue to take very seriously and which has great meaning for me.
Often couples ask if it is okay with me if their ceremony is non-religious, and yes it is!
Being a wedding minister is a great joy for me, as well as a great honor. Uniting two people in love is something I enjoy, and I truly treasure each of the couples I marry. Whether large or small, formal or casual, humorous or serious, or in front of a fireplace or by a waterfall, my wish is to provide you with a ceremony reflecting the love and personality of your relationship. There may be poems, writings, readings, or personal vows that you would like woven into your wedding, or you may have a ceremony that you would like me to use.
When you need help collaborating, I am happy to be your sounding board, and can share suggestions and ideas. You may have family customs, traditions, and beliefs that you would like to incorporate, or perhaps you would like to include children in the ceremony, there are special ways in which to weave these into your ceremony.
Whether religious, nondenominational, or secular, or if you are eloping, or have been planning your special day for weeks, months, or years, your ceremony can be as special and unique as the love you have.
My offices are conveniently located in Portland, Oregon near Mall 205. And in Vancouver, WA at 1220 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98660 I am as close as your phone 503-522-7303 or your computer Loretta@beginningblessings.com.