I am fortunate to have two amazingly talented, humorous, and creative friends who asked me to officiate their wedding: Tabitha and Gavin.
When Tabitha asked me to officiate their wedding, I was overjoyed as her friend. But for Tabitha, who is an amazing wedding event stylist and floral designer in the wedding industry—as founder of Winston & Main—to ask ME? It was also a huge honor. She would entrust me with her big day? No pressure!
I mean, she and Gavin did such a beautiful job with designing their wedding, that it was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Gavin modified his own jacket and cast his own buttons, created a wedding emblem, and Tabitha designed all of the flowers, the look & feel of the event and ceremony, and chose her absolutely gorgeous wedding gown and Pricilla Presley-inspired veil. Basically, they are rock stars.
I worked closely with Tabitha and Gavin on what they wanted to their wedding to feel like. They are both quirky, stylish, creative and funny, so the wedding ceremony had to be all of those things. They are also a heartfelt and sweet couple, who show their love for one another through gentle jibes and sweet inside jokes. When I asked Gavin if he had given any thought to his vows, he referenced the "Ming the Merciless" vows from 1980's cult classic Flash Gordon. I knew we'd have to incorporate them somehow.
At the end of them filling out a questionnaire and a few emails back and forth, I sent them a draft of the ceremony, which they approved on the spot!
Tabitha and Gavin, I really want to thank you for honoring me with the opportunity to marry you. Your love is so inspiring and you give everyone around you a relationship to look up to. I had an absolute blast writing the ceremony...thank you for being so open and creative, so we could have a little fun! I hope your family, friends and loved ones did as well!!