Damian King

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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

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!

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.

Saturday
Jul132013

Wedding Officiant for Darlene & Don at Jorgensen Farms near Columbus Ohio

Darlene and Don enjoy a special moment on their wedding day in Greater Columbus Ohio. They needed an officiant and had a friend call me first. Their friend explained how they wanted a simple, yet intimate and meaningful ceremony at Jorgensen Farms in Westerville. The bride and groom scheduled a meeting with me at our office and we began to design their personalized ceremony on the spot.

Darlene and Don at wedding in Columbus Ohio area. Officiant was Damian KingDarlene and Don's wedding day in Columbus Ohio at Jorgensen Farms.As you can see in this second photo we were having a lot of fun and enjoyed a great rapport.

Bride and groom laugh with wedding officiant near Columbus OhioWedding Officiant, Damian King, enjoying fun with bride and groom near Columbus, Ohio.You may kiss the bride!

married now as officiant pronounces husband and wife in Columbus Ohio areaDarlene and Don kiss at their wedding ceremony in greater Columbus Ohio. Location was Jorgensen Farms in Westerville.Darlene is filled with excitement and expectation, and feels happy and satisfied as the newly married bride!

Bride with smile and bouquet at her Columbus area weddingBride's face says it all at her wedding ceremony in Westerville at Jorgensen Farms.Now I take care of the marriage license. We want to make sure their marriage is legally recognized.

Wedding officiant Damian King of Columbus Ohio completes marriage licenseMarriage License signed by wedding officiant Damian King of Columbus Ohio.Here the sun shines through above us as I stand with this happy couple. I like to think of it as a "good omen" for their future!

Marriage officiant Damian King stands with Darlene and Don near Columbus OhioDarlene and Don at their wedding standing with their officiant near Columbus Ohio at Jorgensen Farms. I really like this country-style wedding sign with the candles. I felt it was a very nice touch!

Wedding sign for Darlene and Don with candles at Jorgensen Farms in Westerville OhioCandle lighting and wedding sign for bride and groom, Darlene and Don, in country setting at Jorgensen Farms. The photographs in this entry were provided by Open Prism Photography and the work of Rebekah and April King. You can contact Rebekah and April by visiting their website at the link provided or by calling 614-653-9082. You can also email them at openprismphotography@gmail.com.

Ian Jones and Columbus Musicians LLC fantastically provided the music.

Carly Ziemer and Two Caterers provided the food!

It was my privilege to celebrate with Darlene and Don as their officiant on that very special day in Columbus, Ohio! Thanks for visiting our website!

Friday
Apr202012

Beautiful wedding venue - The Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, Ohio where many outstanding weddings are held. As an officiant, I have the honor of celebrating with many brides and grooms at this very tasteful and busy venue. The staff always amazes me, because sometimes they are holding 4 weddings at the same time! Talk about the need to coordinate! But they manage all the details so well and consistently provide their brides and grooms with outstanding service in a setting that is filled with beauty and charm. Oh, by the way...the food is fantastic! Wait until you try their meatballs.

The Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue visited by officiant, Damian KingBanner outside the Athenaeum wedding venue in downtown Columbus, OhioHere is a shot of the outside of the venue. It can be deceiving because the inside is incredible.

Open Prism Photography with Ohio wedding officiant, Damian King in ColumbusAn outside look at the Athenaeum wedding venue in Columbus, OhioIn this next shot I am with Gina Cristofani, Sales and Event Manager, and we are in the Priory discussing some wedding details. It was a fun visit and Gina does a great job as she has to coordinate many things to make the wedding day experience come together as it should. The entire staff runs like clockwork.

Wedding professional, Gina Cristofani, and officiant, Damian King, in Columbus Ohio at the Athenaeum venue.Gina Cristofani and officiant, Damian King, discuss wedding details in Columbus, Ohio, in the Priory.Here you can see some of the incredible architecture inside the Priory within the walls of this 1896 structure.

Wedding officiant, Damian King, takes note of beautiful architecture in Columbus Ohio at the Athenaeum venue.Beautiful architecture in the Priory at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venueHere is a look from just outside the Priory.

Gina Cristofani and Damian King discuss ceremonies as Columbus Ohio wedding event planner and officiantA look from outside the Priory at the Columbus Athenaeum - Gina and Damian continue their chat.Open Prism Photography took this shot along the way while we were there. I thought it looked pretty cool.

Open Prism Photography captures a display of light reflections at the Columbus Athenaeum, Ohio wedding venue.An image from the Small Theater in the Columbus Athenaeum, wedding venue in OhioHere is a quick look at the Macedonian Room.

Wedding officiant, Damian King, visits the Macedonian Room at the Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio.The Macedonian Room at the Athenaeum wedding venue in Columbus, OhioThe Small Theater is another amazing location for both weddings and receptions, or both. I did not know this photo was taken...

Officiant, Damian King, stands in Small Theater at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio.A look from above at the Columbus Athenaeum's Small TheaterI felt that this lamp base was a fitting sign for a place where so many brides and grooms commit to a lifetime of love as they become husband and wife.

Symbol of love captured by Open Prism Photography at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio"A Place for Love" - Heart shaped lamp base at the Columbus Athenaeum wedding venue in Ohio.The photographs in this entry are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and the work of Rebekah King. Feel free to visit their website at the link provided. You can call or email Rebekah for more information at 614-653-9082 or openprismphotography@gmail.com.

I enjoyed my visit to the Columbus Athenauem venue in Ohio, and I look forward to serving as wedding officiant for many more happy brides and grooms. Thanks for stopping by my website!      

Tuesday
Feb012011

Brand New Venue - Grand Oaks in Grove City, Ohio!

The weather in Columbus Ohio is cold and icy right now in early February. As a wedding officiant, I have the pleasure of serving brides and grooms at many venues. As a reminder that our current wintry weather will not last, it was sunny and warmer on the day I visited. Grand Oaks Event and Business Center in Grove City is a brand new wedding venue that I feel sure you will love. 

wedding officiant Damian King visits Grand Oaks Event and Business Center in Grove City OhioNew Wedding Venue - Grand Oaks Event and Business Center in Grove City

Below is Randy Mosher, co-owner of this gorgeous facility. He and his wife, Peggy Mosher, built this center from the ground up. They were able to fulfill their dream and fill it with personal touches and amenities that make the overall experience pleasant and memorable. Let's have a look at some details. If you were to ask Randy and Peggy "What makes your center unique and special?" - here is their response:

Wow, where do we start? We often hear from different clients that come through our facility some version of “Oh, my gosh, there's just no place like this anywhere in Columbus/Central Ohio!”, and we also hear a lot of “Wow, you guys have just thought of EVERYTHING! Why didn't anyone else think to do all this??”

We love hearing those sentiments, and of course that was our goal: to offer you more.

  • For starters, our Ballroom seats approx. 350 people (depending on seating arrangement) and our patio is actually bigger than the Ballroom.
  • Our fenced in lawn is about the same size as our entire building (over 12,000 sq. ft.). Talk about a place for a fabulous outdoor event!
  • If you're having a ceremony, you can have it and the reception all here, and we offer a variety of ceremony sites. For instance, there's the gazebo on the lawn (with paved walkway, wired for sound & electricity); the patio (sized perfectly to hold a tent if desired, with built-in fireplace, fountain, & 3-hole putting green); the Ballroom (with an aisle similar to a large church, built-in stage, plenty of ceiling hook-points for optional lights or draping); or the Gallery (with beautiful black granite fireplace, crystal chandelier, and a great view of the lawn beyond).
  • Our Ballroom does not have any columns to block your guests' view, opens directly onto the patio, and has truly the latest and best in audio/visual technology.
  • We like to offer you options, so our dance floor and all four bars are portable. You can put them wherever you want, even outside.
  • We have plenty of parking spaces and your guests park free
  • We have 11 hotels nearby (within a mile) and are close to all major highways.
  • And our women's restroom has not only one, but two crystal chandeliers!

Owner, Randy Mosher with Damian King, Wedding Officiant at Grand Oaks Event and Business Center in Grove City

This chandelier is beautiful enough in this photograph. But it is truly amazing in person. Here are a couple more photos.

Ladies Restroom Chandelier at Grand Oaks Event and Business Center

Grand Oaks Grand Ballroom Ceiling, Multi-Layered for Enhanced Visual and Acoustic Effects

Main Sign for Grand Oaks Event and Business Center in Grove City Ohio

Call Randy or Peggy Mosher, or their event manager, Cori Rapp at 614-539-0199. You can visit their website by following the link provided here. Randy's, Peggy's and Cori's email addresses are respectively, randy@grandoaksevents.com, peggy@grandoaksevents.com, and cori@grandoaksevents.com. United Marriage Services LLC and Grand Oaks Event and Business Center are members of the Wedding Professionals of Columbus, Jamie Rapavy, president.

All photos in this entry are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and the work of photographer, Rebekah King. You can visit her website by following the link provided. Rebekah's phone number is 614-653-9082.

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