Damian King

Wedding Officiant/Marriage Coach

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Via Vecchia Winery; Wedding Venue in Columbus!

What I enjoy about being a wedding officiant is that I have the chance to visit the many beautiful venues here in Columbus, Ohio, and meet some great people. Some venues are more unique than others and Via Vecchia is in a class by itself.

Via Vecchia Winery and wedding venue in Columbus Ohio. Photo by Picture the Love www.picturethelove.comI had the chance to visit with the Owners, Paolo Rosi and Michael Elmer, along with their Marketing Manager, Lindsay Everson, and they shared some things that make this special winery their pride and joy.

Michael Elmer and Paolo Rosi at Via Vecchia Columbus OhioOwners Michael Elmer & Paolo Rosi at Via Vecchia in Columbus Ohio. Photo by Lindsay Everson - Via Vechhia Winery.Via Vecchia is first and foremost a winery! They had moved to their location at 486 S. Front Street in Columbus and then people spontaneously began asking to have weddings there! It became a win-win arrangement for them and brides and grooms. They offer a great deal of flexibility for events without some of the usual added fees found elsewhere - in an awesome urban setting where couples can personalize their decorations (which tends to draw creative people). For wine enthusiasts, the care and attention they give is amazing. Via Vecchia offers a wine without additives! I received quite an education from Paolo in just a few short minutes about the many additives (including color!) used in virtually all wines. It seems that once people start enjoying the Via Vecchia brand, they have difficulty returning to the others. One of the main draws about this winery is the feeling they create; like you are one of the family with Michael, Paolo, Lindsay and their entire staff. 

Wedding officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio at Via Vecchia venueWedding at Via Vecchia Winery and venue, Columbus Ohio. Photo by Kevin Keefer.So when looking for a unique and very pleasant experience for your wedding day, check out Via Vecchia Winery in downtown Columbus, Ohio. You will be glad you did!

Wednesday
Mar262014

Joelle & Jacob at the Vault!

I was the officiant for another fun wedding at the Vault in Columbus Ohio! This indoor ceremony for Joelle and Jacob was filled with joy and meaning. A few words that I was privileged to share are listed below this photograph!

Wedding Officiant in Columbus Ohio, at the Vault, Damian KingDamian King is the wedding officiant in Columbus, Ohio, at the Vault for Joelle and Jacob's celebration!"A relationship grew stronger by the aid of their friends. And blossomed into love, by the support of their families. And that’s when Jacob realized, it wasn’t really fate that brought them together.  It’s been said, that fate is nothing more than the crossing of preparation and opportunity. The day that Joelle met Jacob was the opportunity.  But they had been in preparation for that opportunity their entire lives.  A preparation that came from everyone in this room.  Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues."

They also conducted their own Sand Ceremony! Here is the wording they used - "Joelle and Jacob, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent who you are as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one." 

(Sand is poured here) "Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."

Their sand ceremony was then followed by a special ceremony for their parents! Roses were presented as these words were spoken... 

"This wedding celebration is a joining of two unique families who stood separate until today.  Today we unite these families by the marriage of Joelle and Jacob.  Now as an extension of their love for each other Joelle and Jacob will present a rose to their parents.  They would also like to acknowledge the love and sacrifice that each parent has made to make their children who they are today. The giving of this rose is a symbol of honor, love and gratitude. It says, we value you mom & dad, today and always. Thank you for all you have done. We will always be grateful."

It was a very special day and their family and friends were so glad to be part of such a time of celebration with the ones they love.

The artistic image in this entry is 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.

Thanks for visiting my website today!

Saturday
Dec212013

That "Holiday Feeling" at Dock 580!

Wedding Officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio at dock 580, shutterhead studios photographedKimberly & Roshan with Wedding Officiant, Damian King, at Dock 580 in Columbus, Ohio!Sometimes a wedding has unexpected moments of fun and festivity! As the offiicant for Kimberly & Roshan at Dock 580 in Columbus, Ohio, we enjoyed a unique moment captured by Mike Stempler of Shutterhead Studios. Mike back lit the precipitation in the dark and photographed a really fun and artistic image. Nice work Mike! I just wanted to share this one before a more complete blog about Kimberly and Roahan's big day at Dock 580. Make sure to check out Mike's website by following the link provided.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday
Nov242013

Rachel & Elias at Franklin Park Conservatory!

I was enjoying some happy moments as the officiant for Rachel & Elias. It was their wedding day in Columbus, Ohio, at Franklin Park Conservatory. The Palm House is such a fantastic location both for the plant life, and the lighting for photos!

Columbus Ohio wedding officiant, Damian King at Franklin Park ConservatoryDamian King was officiant for Rachel and Elias at their wedding in Columbus, Ohio!Rachel and Elias share their moment after those words so often heard at weddings, "You may kiss the bride!"

Wedding officiant Damian King smiles as bride & groom kiss in Palm HouseBride and groom kiss in the Palm House at Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Ohio.Everyone is very joyful and happy as the bride and groom begin making their way down the aisle! Best man and groomsmen are seen celebrating too.

Indoor wedding ceremony at Franklin Park, Officiant was Damian KingHappiness and Joy! Rachel and Elias begin their walk down the aisle at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.In these next 3 photos Rachel and Elias can be seen together in the peacefulness and quiet joy of their love.

Wedding officiant Damian King celebrated with this bride & groom in Columbus OhioRachel and Elias share a beautiful and tender moment on their wedding day in Columbus, Ohio.Rachel & Elias share moments in Columbus OH at wedding at Franklin Park ConservatoryBride & Groom, Rachel & Elias, at their wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, OhioBride & groom in a peaceful moment at wedding in Columbus Ohio"The peace I feel when we are together lets me know - We are meant to be one."All photos in this entry were from the fine work of the professionals at AddVision. These talented artists can be reached by visiting their website using the link provided. Also you can call or email Mac Wentz at 614-505-6070 and mac@addvisionstudios.com.

The pleasure of being the wedding officiant for this wonderful couple for was a truly joyful experience. I wish Rachel & Elias all the best in their marriage and lives together!

Wednesday
Nov132013

Mai & Linh at Scioto Reserve Country Club!

I was very happy to be the officiant for Mai & Linh’s outdoor wedding ceremony in Columbus Ohio! Their ceremony and reception were held at Scioto Reserve Country Club in Powell.  

This incredible video was by Jonah Epps Videography!  Select the link provided to visit Jonah’s website. His email and phone number are jonaheppsvideo@gmail.com and 614-434-8061. Thanks!

Tuesday
Oct152013

Rachel & Steven at Via Vecchia!

I had the privilege of sharing in Rachel and Steven's wedding as their officiant in Columbus, Ohio! They chose Via Vecchia Winery as their venue. Below, bride and groom enjoy a happy moment as they walk the aisle together!

Wedding venue Via Vecchia Columbus OH. Officiant was Damian KingRachel & Steven at Via Vecchia wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio.The love that Steven and Rachel share is sweet and genuine. My heart sometimes jumps a little when I see a couple enjoy moments like the one seen below.

Outdoors at Via Vecchia wedding venue in Columbus OH. Officiant was Damian King"We couldn't be happier!" Rachel & Steven at Via Vecchia wedding venue.There is a great deal of emotion in the 2 images that follow and I feel that these images have their own language. Take a close look at bride with father; then bride with father while she looks upon her groom.

Damian King was wedding officiant for indoor ceremony at Via Vecchia in Col OHAn emotional moment at Via Vecchia in Columbus. Father of the bride with Rachel on her wedding day.Bride and groom's hands joined by father of bride at wedding in Columbus OhioFather of the bride joins daughter's hand to groom's at Via Vecchia wedding venue.Here is a full image of their indoor ceremony.

Wedding officiant, Damian King of Columbus OH, celebrates with bride and groom at venue, Via VecchiaRachel & Steven's wedding starts at Via Vecchia. Damian King was their officiant.Just love this shot! What a fun group!

Bride and groom with bridal party outdoors at wedding venue, Via Vecchia, in Columbus OHHaving a great time! Rachel & Steven and their bridal party outdoors at Via Vecchia in Columbus Ohio.Another very genuine and touching moment shared by Rachel & Steven. I feel fortunate just to be able to see and enjoy this moment in time.

Rachel & Steven in a moment of quiet connection outdoors of Via Vecchia wedding venue in Columbus OH"With tomorrow in front of us...to share this moment with you makes time stand still."At Via Vecchia couples can enjoy an outdoor ceremony or one that is indoors. This bride and groom chose an indoor ceremony with the delicious food served by the wonderful folks at Catering by Scott. The owners of Via Vecchia are Michael Elmer and Paolo Rosi. These men are some of the most warm, friendly, and kind you will ever meet. They create a real "family feeling" at Via Vecchia, and take great pride in making people feel so welcomed. They will make you feel like family too. Scott Bast, owner of Catering by Scott, loves his work and loves to make people happy. He is always so fun and friendly, and the food he and his staff prepare is amazing!

All the photos in this entry are by Kevin Keefer Photography. Kevin does fantastic work as you can see by the images shown here. They speak for themselves. Please contact Kevin at the link provided. Also, his email and phone number are kevin@kkeefer.com and 614-787-4743.

It was my honor to celebrate with Rachel & Steven as their wedding officiant in Columbus, Ohio! I wish the very best for them in the years ahead!

Friday
Sep132013

Franklin Park Conservatory's Wedding Magic

When looking for a wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio there is no place like Franklin Park Conservatory. I have the privilege of serving as the officiant for many brides and groom at this wonderful venue and the experience is always amazing. One reason why this venue stands out is the dedication and professionalism of the staff at this Conservatory.

Columbus Ohio Wedding officiant Damian King visits Franklin Park ConservatoryFront - Colleen Tassone, Ariana Tyler, and Abbie Ingersoll; Center - Lauren Miller and Megan Heady; Top - Lauren Mack, Catie Devine, Mary Aluise, and Eliza Babarczy! Ladies not present but missed - Brandon Peters & Alyssa Albertone!I had the opportunity to talk with Colleen Tassone and Ariana Tyler earlier this summer. These ladies were kind enough to spend some time with me as we explored some aspects about this venue that distinguishes it from the rest.

Colleen Tassone and Ariana Tyler meet with wedding officiant Damian King in ColumbusWedding Officiant, Damian King with Colleen Tassone and Ariana Tyler at Franklin Park Conservatory , Columbus, Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory is a garden in an urban area. Brides and grooms are able to get the best of both the lush garden surroundings, and all the urban benefits of being situated close to downtown Columbus. The photographs couples obtain are unique and incomparable. Also, brides and grooms receive a high level of customer service. Colleen shared, "Everybody's number one goal here is that the event goes off flawlessly".

Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus Ohio for outdoor and indoor wedding ceremoniesDamian and Colleen discuss the uniqueness of Franklin Park Conservatory wedding venue.There are specific time frames built in with each event step very clearly delineated, so couples know what to expect and when. Each couple also receives a personal wedding coordinator who does so much at the rehearsal and on the wedding day to make sure every need is met. It's great!

The staff also maintains a fantastic rapport with the vendors serving their couples, and have a "team mentality" when it comes to bringing about a successful wedding. This all works together for a wonderful wedding experience.

Officiant takes notes at Franklin Park Conservatory wedding venue Columbus OhioColleen and Ariana share more about how they strive for excellence in their service to brides and grooms.Hanging out on the steps in the Palm House...

Palm House Columbus Ohio. Wedding Officiant, Damian King poses on steps.On the steps of the Palm House - Damian King enjoys a moment of reflection.These are the ladies who make this all work... No they are not showing off, they are just happy to be a part of such an awesome team!

Wedding venue Franklin Park Conservatory serves brides and grooms in Columbus OhioHaving some fun! These ladies help to create Franklin Park Conservatory's "Wedding Magic"!Okay I could not resist this...plus the photographer wanted this shot - (That's my excuse anyway!)

Columbus OH officiant Damian King stands with the wedding professionals of Franklin Park Conservatory Damian King is privileged to stand with this team of dedicated wedding professionals at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.Overlooking the West Terrace...

Overlooking the West Terrace in Columbus OH, wedding officiant Damian King reflects on outdoor ceremoniesOverlooking the West Terrace in Columbus, Ohio. Many outdoor ceremonies take place here.Here you can see a little bit of what I was looking at. It is all so incredibly beautiful.

Outdoor wedding ceremony location. Officiant Damian King in Columbus OHOutdoor Ceremony Backdrop - gardens along the Grand Mallway. Stephen Canneto's NavStar sculpture can be seen in the distance.When I asked Colleen "If there were 3 things that make Franklin Park Conservatory truly stand out as one of Central Ohio's Premier wedding venues what would they be? She said that they were the Botanical Gardens, the convenience and amenities, and the customer service. These ladies seen below make it all happen. I invite you contact Franklin Park Conservatory for your wedding needs. You won't be disappointed!

Palm House steps, officiant Damian King, stands with the wedding pros of the Conservatory in ColumbusThese ladies are fun, professional, and do everything they can to give brides and grooms a fantastic wedding experience!All photographs in this entry are the artistic work of April King of Open Prism Photography. You can contact April by email at openprismphotography@gmail.com, or by calling 614-653-9082.