Damian King

Wedding Officiant/Marriage Coach

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Saturday
Oct182014

Wonderful Love! John & Janine in Paris

John & Janine's wedding took place this past weekend at Darby House near Columbus, Ohio. They asked me to join them as their officiant, therefore, I had the pleasure of conducting their very unique and profoundly beautiful wedding ceremony.

Near Columbus Ohio, Damian King was wedding officiant at Darby House for John and JanineJohn and Janine in Paris, France. Their wedding was at Darby House near Columbus, Ohio.They chose some words that were extraordinarily meaningful from a book that I have not read, The Alchemist. It is somewhat challenging to describe the love that this couples shares, because it is something that causes me to pause a bit in wonder. It just seems so beautiful to me.

Here are the words they chose, "When he looked into her dark eyes, and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke – the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert. It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. Because when you know the language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning."

Thanks for visiting our website! Damian King, Wedding Officiant & Marriage Coach

Saturday
Oct112014

Rebekah celebrates with Lisa & Joseph! Westin, Columbus

Wedding officiant, Rebekah King, brings celebration to the atmosphere! She was at the Westin in Columbus, Ohio, with bride and groom, Lisa and Joseph, who chose a unique style all their own!

Nathan Nazeck of Prodigy Cinema was the videogapher. His emial: nathan@prodigycinema.com; and phone:

Sunday
Oct052014

Late Summer Wedding - Hong & Servet's Love Shines!

Wedding in Columbus, Ohio! Hong and Servet asked me to be their officiant at Franklin Park Conservatory after I had the honor of marrying their friends at Scioto Reserve! I never get tired of marrying brides and grooms. Each ceremony is different - each relationship, like a fingerprint! The love and energy that each bride brings to her groom, and groom to his bride, is unique. I must say at times it is awe-inspiring, and warms my heart in a way unlike anything else. I believe it also is a reminder of my own marriage, and the love that Jean and I share that continues even through the many challenges we have faced in life for the past 30-plus years. This love relationship that husbands and wives share is one of the great mysteries of our existence. For this reason, it is something to celebrate! Therefore, I want each wedding to feel so special and unique to each couple, so that they will remember their day with the utmost joy.

In this first photo Hong and Servet share some humor, laughter, and smiles!

Hong and Servet with Damian King, wedding officiant in Columbus OhioHong and Servet in Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant, Damian King, at Franklin Park ConservatoryThis next shot shows Hong walking the aisle as she approaches her groom in the Brides Garden at Franklin Park. This location is a favorite at the Conservatory, especially for smaller, outdoor weddings.

Hong, bride, walks down the aisle in Columbus as groom and wedding officiant awaitServet waits for his bride, Hong, in Columbus, Ohio, as wedding officiant will soon ask presentation question!Their wedding kiss! Hong and Servet share their kiss as they have been pronounced husband and wife before their family and friends. What could be more cool?

Wedding officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park ConservatoryWedding Kiss in Columbus Ohio! Hong and Servet rejoice in their moment as officiant applauds with guests and family!The happy couple, now husband and wife, walk the aisle arm in arm, ready to face the future together in the embrace of their undying love. Gotta love this!

United Marriage Services wedding officiant in Columbus Ohio at Franklin ParkJoyful moment for bride and groom, Hong and Servet, as they exit as husband and wife at Franklin Park Conservatory!Now I'd like to give credit to Hong and Servet's wedding photographer! Her name is Tessa Berg and her photography company is Starling Studio! You can contact Tessa by following the link provided. Also her email and phone number are info@starling-studio.com and 614-423-9094. Please visit her website to see some of the other great photography work that she does!

Wedding videographer was Dane & Leslie Khy of The Perfect Pear. It was great to work with them. Live strings by Columbus Musicians and Ian Jones. 

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Fabulous Wedding Video at Creekside!

Love this video by Sway the Crowd! Wedding was at Creekside Event Center, near Columbus Ohio.

I had the privilege to serve as the officiant for the wonderful groom and bride, Bobby & Brooke! Ryan Nord was the videographer at Sway, and he also is director of operations. The wedding branch of Sway the Crowd is know as, Sway Cinema, in Dublin! Follow the links to see more or Ryan's and Sway's work. Enjoy!

Sunday
Sep282014

Rebekah increases the happiness for brides and grooms!

We want to acknowledge a wonderful addition to our officiant team, Rebekah! She had her beginnings in the wedding industry in Columbus, OH, almost 6 years ago, and she has been amazing.

Wedding Officiant, Rebekah King, near Columbus Ohio at Rockmill Brewery in LancasterWedding Officiant, Rebekah King, with happy couple, Missy and Ryan, at Rockmill Brewery near Columbus, Ohio, in Lancaster!Rebekah is a joy to know and work with and has conducted wedding ceremonies for almost 2 years. Brides and groom love her friendly, upbeat style, and her genuine heart that cares so deeply for each and every bride, groom, and person. She has a fantastic speaking voice and delivers each ceremony with energy, joy, and love! We are so glad to have Rebekah as part of our team of professional officiants! Thanks Rebekah for being a part of creating happiness for the important work we do!

The image in this entry was taken at Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster Ohio. The happy bride and groom are Missy and Ryan. Here are some nice words that the bride, Missy, sent after her wedding, "We have received numerous compliments about the ceremony already.  Your energy and enthusiasm really impressed all in attendance.  Thank you again for all of your help, and for making the ceremony special.  Everything went so smoothly!  We will definitely recommend you to friends and family in the future." Thanks, Missy & Ryan!

Missy's friend, Kari, took this photo and did not desire to have it credited because she works out of town! Thanks for the photo Kari!

Saturday
Sep272014

Joyful wedding! The confetti flies at New Albany Links!

Wedding officiant, Damian King, near Columbus OH with bride and groom at New Albany LinksI could not resist posting this photo of John and Kim's wedding kiss at New Albany Links near Columbus, OH. I was their officiant and as I said, "you may kiss the bride", large confetti poppers were discharged from both sides!

This photo, taken by a friend of the bride and groom, captured this loving couple in a perfect moment! The effect of the confetti with the shadows is really unique. Nothing is photoshopped here!

John and Kim sent this expressing that they wanted to share it with me. One phrase John used was, "Magical Right?!" I would have to agree. Magical indeed!

Thanks John & Kim, for asking me to share in such a wonderful experience on the day you celebrated your lifetime of love! 

Sunday
Sep142014

Lauren & Derek! Grange Audubon Wedding

In Columbus, Ohio, there are many wedding venues from which to choose! As the officiant for Lauren and Derek I was happy to solemnize their marriage at the Grange Audubon Center. The two marriage readings they chose were, "These I Can Promise" by Mark Twain, and "I Carry Your Heart with Me" by E.E. Cummings.   In this photo below I stop in to see how the bride, Lauren, is feeling.

Hello happy bride! Wedding Officiant Damian King with Lauren in Columbus, OhioWedding Officiant, Damian King, meets with bride, Lauren, in Columbus Ohio, at the Grange Audubon Center Here she looks over my tie selection and finds one she likes! So...see next photo....

Bride compares officiant tie choices at her wedding in Columbus OhioBride chooses tie for her wedding in Columbus as officiant, Damian King, reviews the possibilities with her!...I wear it for her!

Indoor wedding ceremony in Columbus, OH. Damian King officiantBride, Lauren, and groom, Derek, with wedding officiant, Damian King in Columbus, Ohio at Grange Audubon Center.There was a great deal of warmth, and there were many smiles and laughter.

Wedding officiant with bride and groom in Columbus at Grange Audubon CenterWedding venue, Grange Audubon Center, in Columbus Ohio. Dan Buckley, Photographer. Damian King, officiant.Dan Buckley photographs Damian King, wedding officiant, in Columbus OhioDamian King officiant, enjoying upbeat, happy wedding ceremony with Lauren and Derek - Audubon Center, Columbus OHHere is the reading they chose by Mark Twain, "These I Can Promise". ""I cannot promise you a life of sunshine; I cannot promise you riches, wealth or gold; I cannot promise you an easy pathway that leads away from change or growing old. But I can promise all my heart's devotion; A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow. A love that's true and ever growing; A hand to hold in your's through each tomorrow."

Photographer, Dan Buckley, captures officiant, bride, and groom in Columbus, OhioBride and groom with wedding officiant in Columbus, Ohio, at Audubon CenterAnd this is their reading, "I Carry Your Heart with Me", by E.E. Cummings:

"i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) ...it continues...

Wedding officiant, Damian King of United Marriage Services Columbus OhioWedding Officiant, Damian King, reflects on an important moment during Lauren & Derek's ceremony in Columbus, Ohio

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)"

Here the groom, Derek, receives his bride's ring.

wedding ring placed by officiant in groom's hand in Columbus OhioGroom receives bride's wedding ring from officiant, Damian King, in Columbus, Ohio

Now the bride begins to place her groom's ring on his hand, sealing their promise on this very special day!

bride places wedding ring on groom's hand as officiant looks on in ColumbusLauren happily places wedding ring on Derek's hand as they exchange vows at venue, Grange Audubon Center, Columbus, OHA farewell greeting with Derek's father is exchanged. I have just completed an awesome time, as this happy bride and groom step into their future as husband and wife!

Dan Buckley Photography of Columbus captures wedding officiant shaking hands with Derek's fatherWedding congratulations in order! Officiant, Damian King, exchanges greetings with groom's father in Columbus, OH The artistic images in this entry are courtesy of Dan Buckley of Dan Buckley Photography. You can view more of Dan's fine professional work by visiting the link to his website provided. Dan's phone number and email address are 614-288-4427 and dan@danbuckleyphotography.com.

Sarah Selhorst of Mass Appeal Catering (now Bosc and Brie) did a fantastic job, as always!

Thanks for visiting our website! I so enjoy serving as the wedding officiant for brides and grooms in Greater Columbus and throughout Central Ohio.