Damian King

Wedding Officiant/Marriage Coach

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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.

Sunday
Sep072014

Renaissance Wedding Rehearsal - Columbus, Ohio

I had a fun time at Lindsey & Jimmy's wedding rehearsal! I was their officiant in Columbus, Ohio at the Renaissance Hotel. Aren't they a handsome couple and isn't the Renaissance a beautiful wedding venue as seen in these photos? Being a part of their marriage was a privilege, and I will remember them with warm thoughts well into the future!

Damian King wedding officiant in Columbus Ohio at Renaissance HotelDamian King, wedding officiant in Columbus, Ohio, at the Renaissance Hotel for Lindsey and Jimmy's rehearsal

Marriage Officiant Damian King at wedding Rehearsal Columbus OhioWedding Rehearsal Fun! at the Renaissance Hotel, Columbus Ohio! Bride and groom, Jimmy and Lindsey, with groomsmen.

Wedding officiant Damian King instructs bride and groom in Columbus at Renaissance venueBride and groom receive instructions from wedding officiant, Damian King, at Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, OH.

Marriage officiant at Renaissance wedding rehearsal vow practiceWedding day details explained by officiant and marriage coach, Damian King, at Lindsey and Jimmy's rehearsal in Columbus OH.

Open Prism Photography, Father of the bride with daughter at Renaissance wedding venueFather of the bride and beaming daughter, Lindsey, practice walking down the aisle at Renaissance Hotel in Columbus.

Bride and groom walk down the aisle at wedding rehearsal at Renaissance Columbus OHBeautiful photo of a beautiful couple, Jimmy and Lindsey, at their wedding rehearsal at the Renaissance Hotel!These photos were taken by April King of Open Prism Photography, 614-653-9082, openprismphotography@gmail.com.

Please call or email me with any questions! Thanks for stopping by our website!

Sunday
Aug242014

Denise & Justin at Heritage Golf Club!

A Columbus, Ohio wedding for Denise and Justin at Heritage Golf Club! I was privileged to be their officiant that day and Heritage, which is located in Hilliard specifically, is an amazing location to tie the knot and become husband and wife. It is outstandingly beautiful, and Jody Unger, Sales & Catering Director, is always so wonderful with brides, grooms, family and friends. Jody does an incredible job all the time. She is a lady who truly cares. In this photo below, Denise and Justin beam with joy as their special day has arrived!

Denise and Justin Heritage Golf Club wedding, officiant Damian King, Columbus, OhioBeaming with Joy! Denise and Justin at Heritage Golf Club, wedding venue, in Greater Columbus, Ohio Next, Justin peers into the distance. He appears to be deep in thought, perhaps warmly reflecting on his future with his lovely bride, with the grandeur of the sky above him. So many possibilities await for their lives ahead!

Groom, Justin at wedding venue, Heritage Golf Club in Columbus. Open Prism PhotographyA man considers his future and knows the one he wants to spend his life with. Groom, Justin, at Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard, Ohio.Here is a happy and fun moment during their ceremony. There was a lot of joy, smiles, and laughter at this occasion. I always try to make sure that brides and grooms are able to experience and savor their precious moments together. The ceremony should not be overlooked or slighted.

Wedding officiant, Damian King, of United Marriage Services, Columbus, OHWedding officiant, Damian King, in Columbus, Ohio, as bride and groom, Denise & Justin, celebrate their life together.A rich and meaningful moment as Denise and Justin take another step toward a lifetime of love!

Bride, groom, bridal party, and wedding officiant, Damian King, in Columbus OhioThe richness of marriage as husband and wife pledge their love forever. Wedding venue, Heritage Golf Club, Columbus, Ohio.Now husband and wife, this happy bride and groom walk down the aisle and are greeted with love and well-wishes from a host of family members and friends. What a day! Their future filled with possibilities, love, and adventure and growth together is now unfolding.

Bride and groom at wedding venue, Heritage Golf Club,in Columbus Ohio. Officiant - Damian KingBride and groom, now husband and wife, walk those sacred steps down the aisle as guests witness their joy!All photos are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and the artistic work of Rebekah King and April King. Visit their website by selecting the link provided. You can also reach them by calling 614-653-9082 or emailing openprismphotography@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting our website! Helping to join brides and grooms in marriage and serving them as their wedding officiant is a true privilege that we greatly enjoy!

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!