Pro TipMagically Inspired & Unique Wedding Ceremonies
by Sandy Queen — Officiant, Weddings by Sandy
For over a decade, Weddings by Sandy has been helping couples unite in the Mid-Atlantic Region; Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.
As a non-denominational officiant, Sandy has the same legal standing as a mainstream officiant, making marriage licenses signed by her valid and recognized.
Collaborating with engaged couples to create a personalized ceremony that reflects their beliefs, philosophy of life, and personality, is what sets Sandy apart from others in her field. Taking a genuine interest in the couple and crafting the ceremony around who they are, assures the ceremony will be meaningful and remembered by the couple, their family, and friends.
Sandy is happy to perform a ceremony in any location that is meaningful to the couple – Golf Courses, barns, wineries, on the beach, hotels, parks, and most recently small intimate weddings in private homes and backyards.
Whether you consider yourselves spiritual or religious, all couples deserve a meaningful ceremony. Sandy welcomes LGBTQ and interdenominational weddings too.
There are numerous rituals to choose from and incorporate into your ceremony. Some of these wedding rituals are fun and popular creations that couples have crafted to be symbolic of their love, while others have religious origins. Sandy will review, with both of you the familiar options; Jumping the broom, Unity candle, Sand pouring ceremony, Cord of three strands, Ring Warming, Wine unity ceremony, Handfasting, Wedding ceremony time capsule, Breaking the glass, Unity tree planting ceremony, or maybe you will construct one that is new and unique.
Most of the ceremonies that Sandy officiates are 12 to 14 minutes in length. Sandy critiques herself by the comments of family members, bridal party attendants, and guests. She feels she has effectively done her job when at least of one them says, “This is the BEST ceremony that I have ever witnessed”.
When couples meet with Sandy and plan this very personal part of the wedding, everyone gets to know one another, forming a warm working relationship. It is not uncommon to see Sandy celebrating with the couple after the ceremony.
The ceremony might only last 12 to 14 minutes but it is what gives you legally and spiritually the ability to celebrate for years and years to come.