My approach to performing weddings is born out of my own experience and in my own life as I have learned
how enduring, satisfying relationships thrive.
When I boil life down to it's essence, the material world fades in comparison to relationships. Loving another
and being loved adds color to a black and white world. Loving another is a powerful way to stretch beyond
our limits, to grow as a human being.
Building an unshakable marriage based on genuine workable love and mutual respect is the heart of a full
and rich life.
I have been involved with and have chaired several types of relationship-based support groups and
workshops, attending hundreds of meetings with people from all walks of life. The focus and goal for all
being a healthy and gratifying relationship.
Some years ago when my marriage with my wife, Kate, was put to test, to say that we worked very hard to
transform our marriage would be a great understatement. Yet I can assure you that the rewards are
As I write an original ceremony, I draw upon my background with groups such as Recovering Couples
Project which help couples to navigate successfully through the issues encountered in marriage in order to
build a deep, emotionally rich and intimate relationship.
The wonderful life lessons which have made my marriage and countless others very successful and
satisfying are part of what I like to incorporate into my ceremonies.
Marriage With Meaning is my heartfelt contribution to the human race, my small gift to those who are
celebrating love and commitment and wish to begin their marriage with joyful purpose and with thoughtful
The ceremonies which I write are non-religious, yet I can easily reflect your individual spirituality in a variety
of skillful ways.
Every word in my ceremonies is carefully chosen to express the essence of genuine love, a nurturing
relationship and an authentic, satisfying marriage. I speak with a relaxed confidence and enthusiasm
whether your ceremony is with five people or three hundred.
When you ask me to officiate your wedding, you can rest assured that your wedding ceremony is in sure,
capable hands and a heart of gold.
Beautiful and Expressive Ceremonies on California's Central Coast