Jean & I are humbled by this, as we feel so fortunate to have received such wonderful feedback from the brides and grooms, and the people we love, and love to serve. We only hope that we continue to offer the service that has made us so honored to be a part of your lives. We are so very grateful. Thanks again. With love, Damian & Jean
We are so thankful to our fantastic brides, and the wonderful wedding professionals we have grown to love, for helping to make this very special recognition a reality over the years! There are thousands of individuals. Too many to mention. We are so very grateful and privileged to have served you. Thanks to all of you!
With Much Love! Damian, Jean, Rebekah & The UMS Team!
As a wedding officiant in greater Columbus, Ohio, I often have the privilege of experiencing the many ways a bride shows love to her groom, and a groom to his bride. We were at Cheers and Lakeside Chalet in Lancaster. Cherly and Scotts's dove release was an incredible gesture with depth and exquisite meaning that made it truly amazing! Here are the words I shared on their wedding day. "Throughout the ages, the white dove has been an emblem of new beginnings, friendship, love, peace, prosperity, fidelity and true love. It is said that, the pure white color represents the bride and groom as they begin their life’s journey together in purity and with no regrets of their past. Doves choose one partner and mate for life, or until death do they part, staying together and remaining true and faithful to each other. They share a commitment and a love of being home together. It is said that if white doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured and good fortune will come to all who witness their release. Their participation in this wedding ceremony makes it very special. Today, as a romantic gesture, and a special heartfelt symbol of their life-long commitment, Cheryl and Scott are going to release two single white doves, sending them skyward, to symbolize their union and the beginning of their life journey together as wife and husband. A wedding ceremony begins a journey of two lives working together for life’s happiness. The actions of the doves demonstrate this beautifully.
Once released, the doves fly higher and higher together as they seek their way home. Similarly, a bride and groom do not know what the future holds for them. Their path may change many times along the way, but with faith and love they will find their way together. Just as the doves have the instinct to find their way home, Cheryl and Scott will always know where 'home' is, as home is wherever they are together.
These white doves released in celebration today represent all of Cheryl and Scott’s hopes and dreams and their deep commitment to each other. Just as doves marry for life, so, too, they promise to be faithful, loyal, devoted and true to each other.
As the doves fly freely overhead, a perfect pair, we all rejoice in the vows being exchanged here today.
Cheryl and Scott, we wish for you that your life together will be everlasting, rich, rewarding and full of love! May your marriage always bring great joy, fidelity, hope and respect."
Cherly & Scott, thank you for allowing me to share in such a wonderful day! I wish you a life filled with the greatest blessings from above.
These awesome photos were provided by John Croyle Wedding Photography and the artisitic talent of John Croyle. Contact John by using the link provided to his website, or by calling 614-216-6005. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks John, great work!
As a wedding officiant I see marriages all year long and here I was at Dock 580 venue in Columbus, Ohio! Helene and Michael were the bride and groom and they chose a sand ceremony to add meaning and symbolism as two people, and two families, became one! The extra jars of sand were for the groom's children and the completed ceremony demonstrates the union of all the members of this new family, now inseparable!
Jean took this picture! Michael and Helene, it is a joy to be a part of your lives and we wish you all the very best in the years ahead! Damian & Jean
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!
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.