Damian King

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Sunday
Nov162014

Incredible Beauty! Bin Zhu & Jia Shi at Corazon

There are times when the beauty of a husband and wife just speaks for itself! It was my privilege to serve as this bride and groom's wedding officiant near Columbus, Ohio, at Corazon wedding venue. Bin Zhu and Jia Shi's rehearsal photos were posted in our last blog. They just sent me some images of their wedding day, and this one stood out. Thanks, Bin Zhu & Jia Shi! I was so happy to be a part of your lives and your very special day!

wedding officiant, Damian King, near Columbus, Ohio with Bin Zhu and Jia ShiHusband and wife, Bin Zhu and Jia Shi, share a special moment with wedding officiant, Damian King, near Columbus, Ohio.

Sunday
Nov092014

Fun Rehearsal! Venue at Corazon

I had a wonderful time with this sweet couple, Jia Shi and Bin Zhu. I was so happy to serve as their wedding officiant at the Venue at Corazon in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus! Their family and friends were all there to support them as we conducted their rehearsal, and covered the details of their wedding ceremony.

Please enjoy these rehearsal images by Open Prism Photography and April King!

Open Prism Photography with wedding officiant, Damian King,at Corazon in DublinJi Shi smiles with her father, Jin Liang, at her rehearsal at The Venue at Corazon in Dublin Ohio.United Marriage Services LLC wedding rehearsal at CorazonFather and daughter practice the presentation of the bride to be married!Damian King with bride and groom, Jia Shi and Bin Zhu, for United Marriage Services LLCBin Zhu and Jia Shi with their wedding officiant, Damian King, at The Venue at Corazon in Dublin Ohio.Wedding Officiant stands with bride and groom at Venue at CorazonHappy couple, Jia Shi and Bin Zhu, now practice their formal presentation!Bride and groom, Jia Shi and Bin Zhu, at wedding rehearsal near ColumbusBin Zhu and Jia Shi practice exiting as "husband and wife" at their wedding rehearsal at the Venue at Corazon.Bride and groom practice their exit as husband and wife at Corazon wedding venueBride, Jia Shi, smiles as she exits with her groom, Bin Zhu, at Corazon wedding venue in Columbus Ohio

Thursday
Nov062014

Lauren & Garrett at Scioto Reserve!

Another fabulous video with Lauren & Garrett by Jonah Epps! We were at Scioto Reserve near Columbus, OH, for their wedding ceremony and we had an amazing time! I was so happy to be their officiant on that very special day! Watch their video for more....

Friday
Oct312014

October wedding! Kristin & Jacob at Darby House

I had the privilege of serving as Jacob and Kristin's officiant on their wedding day last year! Their venue, Darby House, is located just west of Columbus, Ohio, and is a beautiful place for a wedding in any season.

Damian King, officiant at Wedding at Darby House near Columbus, OhioWedding officiant, Damian King, with bride and groom, Kristin and Jacob outside of Columbus Ohio at Darby House.Kristin & Jacob had their first anniversary this October. I was looking thorough some files and saw this great photo taken by Christy Gibson, and it reminded me of their wonderful wedding last year! I am happy to share some of the words that were a part of their special day that I read during their ceremony...

"Jacob and Kristin met at the University of Rochester in 2005 as freshmen in the physics department. Their friendship grew during their first two years on campus, and in October of their junior year, they began dating. They survived the physics department together, and moved on to graduate school, with Kristin residing in Cleveland and Jacob in Columbus. Their relationship endured 2.5 years of Greyhound bus trips and car rides for brief visits. One night when Kristin was visiting Jacob in Columbus, they looked at engagement rings just for fun. One ring stood out to both of them. The next day, when Kristin left to go back to Cleveland, Jacob secretly bought that engagement ring. He planned to hold onto that ring until they were finished with graduate school in a few years and able to live together in the same city. As it turned out, Jacob didn’t feel like waiting that long. One month later, Jacob proposed to Kristin when she was visiting Columbus!"

Happy Anniversary, Kristin & Jacob!

I hope to post more about this beautiful couple as I receive more images.

Thanks, Christy, of Gibson Photographics for the great picture!

Thursday
Oct302014

Ryan & Missy at Rockmill Brewery!

Ryan and Missy chose to tie the knot! Rebekah had the pleasure of serving as their wedding officiant at Rockmill Brewery about 25 miles from downtown Columbus Ohio! The wedding venue is located in rural Lancaster, Ohio, and it turns out to be a very nice place for an intimate event! In this first photo you can see Ryan and Missy (happy groom & bride) in the lovely outdoor setting with Rebekah.

Wedding officiant, Rebekah King, of United Marriage Services, LLC, Columbus OH, with Missy and RyanWedding officiant, Rebekah King, with Missy & Ryan outside of Columbus, Ohio, at Rockmill Brewery, Lancaster.Here is a small portion of the Missy & Ryan's personal story. Rebekah shared these words during their ceremony, "Ryan and Missy first met more than 10 years ago at Ohio State and quickly became friends.  Ryan was consumed with CAR and working on his thesis and Missy was an R.A., constantly counseling college freshman and keeping them in line."

Bride and groom exchange vows and rings at wedding ceremony with officiant Rebekah near Columbus OHMissy and Ryan exchange vows and rings at their wedding at Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster, Ohio.

"Over the years they kept the friendship going, confiding in each other about life’s ups and downs.  Eventually, they began to realize how much they really meant to each other, and their relationship began.  Together they love attending concerts, running, hiking, and dog rescue.  Their love and commitment for one another has grown steadily over the years, and they have become a team, each working to support the other."

Bride and groom, Missy and Ryan, embrace at wedding near Columbus as officiant looks onWedding Officiant, Rebekah King, witnesses a heartwarming moment as Missy and Ryan embrace during their ceremony.And now we will share one of the marriage readings they chose for Rebekah to read, "What Do We Mean by Love?", Author Unknown. "What do we mean by love? When we love, we see things other people do not see. We see beneath the surface, to the qualities which make our beloved special and unique. To see with loving eyes, is to know inner beauty . And to be loved is to be seen, and known, as we are known to no other. One who loves us, gives us a unique gift: a piece of ourselves, but a piece that only they could give us. We who love, can look at each other's life and say, 'I touched his life,' or, 'I touched her life,'...

Groom and Bride, now Husband and wife, Ryan and Missy share a wedding day kissA very special moment for Ryan and Missy on their wedding day at Rockmill Brewery...just as an artist might say, 'I touched this canvas.' 'Those brushstrokes in the comer of this magnificent mural, those are mine. I was a part of this life, and it is a part of me.' Marriage is to belong to each other through a unique and diverse collaboration, like two threads crossing in different directions, yet weaving one tapestry together...

The tender moment of sweethearts, Missy and Ryan at their Lancaster Ohio wedding"I can't imagine anywhere else I'd rather be right now...Let's make these moments last."...To make this relationship work, therefore, takes more than love. It takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so. And it takes faith, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both. While love is our natural state of being, these other qualities are not as easy to come by. Thus, they are not a destination, but a journey. The true art of married life is an inner spiritual journey. It is a mutual enrichment, a give and take between two personalities, a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both."

Ryan and Missy's Wedding Officiant sends out a joyful greeting near Columbus OH at Rockmill Brewery Ryan and Missy, now married - Rebekah shares in the joy of this happy couple on their wedding day!Photos in this entry are courtesy of Kari Rolnick of Seven Seventeen Photography located in Port Orchard Washington. Kari's phone number is 360-621-4076. Thanks Kari! Rebekah was so happy to celebrate with Missy and Ryan at their wedding and to serve as their officiant on a day they will remember for the rest of their lives! We wish you all the best Missy & Ryan!

Sunday
Oct262014

The Outdoorsman and the City Girl!

Jean had a wonderful time at Blake and Camille's wedding! She was their officiant at London Country Club just west of Columbus Ohio!

Blake and Camille with signed marriage license in London, Ohio! Jean King, wedding officiant. Image: SunfirePhotoPlusHow did this outdoorsman manage to marry this lady from urban Florida? Let's find out as Jean read these touching and somewhat humorous words from their story during their outdoor wedding ceremony!...

Beautiful bride, Camille, poses for this elegant display at London Country Club near Columbus Ohio. Image: SunFirePhotoPlus..."Now everyone knows of Blake and Camille's different backgrounds; Blake born and raised outside rural London, Ohio with Camille born in the largest city in Florida. How did he ever get her to live out here? With her open mind to ride 4-wheelers...

Wedding officiant, Jean King, with Camille & Blake at London Ohio near Columbus. Image: SunFirePhotoPlus ...to even shooting a compound bow, Blake found someone who he calls a great friend to himself and others and a true companion with every adventure. And Camille didn't expect Blake to carry her through life's struggles and losses from so early on in their relationship but from it, they were able to build an undeniable trust. Such a trust that Blake didn't remember to pop the question when he got down on one knee!   So Camille had to ask, 'Well are you going to say something?'  And with his continuous smile she had to say 'yes'."

Bride and groom, Camille and Blake, with "junior staff" at their wedding in London Ohio! Image: SunFirePhotoPlusIsn't that a great story! We wish all the best for you, Camille and Blake, as you continue into your future together!

Photos in this entry are courtesy of Sunfire Photo Plus and Kelly Kirkpatrick. Her phone number is 614-619-3552 and her email is sunfirephotoplus@gmail.com.

Saturday
Oct252014

Finishing Touches! The Marriage License Process

Your wedding officiant will need to sign, date, and return the certificate of your marriage license to the Probate Court after your ceremony!

wedding officiant Damian King completes marriage license in Columbus OHBride and Groom's Marriage License from Franklin County Probate Court Columbus, OhioThe one shown here was returned to Columbus, Ohio, where the seat for Franklin County is located, after a beautiful wedding at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City. This process is the only way that the government has proof that you are no longer a groom and bride, but a husband and wife!! Now the rest of your life together awaits you! Franklin County has an excellent website for all of your marriage license questions. Just select the link provided to check it out!

I wish you all the best as you experience the joys of your wedding! Damian

No photographer is mentioned because this was a photo I took! Bride's bouquet is amazing. Yes, that is butter in the right hand corner, however, it is in the shape of flowers. What fun.