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Cheryl and Scott's Amazing Dove Release!

Damian King of Columbus Ohio was happy to be wedding officiant when Cheryl and Scott released their doves
United Marriage Services, wedding officiant Damian King for Cheryl and Scott at Cheers Chalet

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. Cheryl and Scott's wedding at Cheers Chalet in Lancaster, Ohio. Damian King was wedding officiant.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. Cheryl and Scott release doves at their wedding at Cheers Chalet, Lancaster Ohio. Images by John Croyle. 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.

Columbus Ohio wedding officiant and marriage coach, Damian King, present for Cheryl and Scott's dove release

Doves take flight at Scott and Cheryl's wedding at Cheers Chalet in Lancaster Ohio. Image by John Croyle. 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."

Columbus Ohio, joyful wedding officiant, Damian King was glad to see dove release for Cheryl and Scott

Male and female doves fly together as bride and groom, Cheryl and Scott, watch. Damian King was wedding officiant that day.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 john@johncroyle.com. Thanks John, great work!

Holiday Weddings, Often Unforgettable - Dock 580

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! 

Wedding officiant in Columbus Ohio at venue dock 580 for marriage of Helene and MichaelMarriage License ready for wedding officiant to sign; and Helene and Michael's sand ceremony at Dock 580 in Columbus, Ohio!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

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.

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!

Fantastic Wedding at Pinnacle Golf Club!

I was so pleased to be the wedding officiant for this beautiful couple, Whitney & Evan, at the Pinnacle Golf Club near Columbus in Grove City, Ohio. Their very sweet daughter, Willa, was present too! She is a darling.

Damian King, wedding officiant and marriage coach, in Columbus Ohio, at Pinnacle Golf Club with bride, groom, and daughterDamian King, wedding officiant, and happy couple, Whitney & Evan with daughter, Willa, at Pinnacle Golf Club near Columbus, OHThis photo was taken by a family member and I just received it today! This bride and groom and their daughter were beaming so much, that I wanted to post this soon. Thanks, Whitney & Evan (and Willa!) and your family for inviting me to be a part of your very special day!

Late Summer Wedding - Hong & Servet's Love Shines!

Wedding in Columbus, Ohio! Hong and Servet asked me to be their officiant at Franklin Park Conservatory after I had the honor of marrying their friends at Scioto Reserve! I never get tired of marrying brides and grooms. Each ceremony is different - each relationship, like a fingerprint! The love and energy that each bride brings to her groom, and groom to his bride, is unique. I must say at times it is awe-inspiring, and warms my heart in a way unlike anything else. I believe it also is a reminder of my own marriage, and the love that Jean and I share that continues even through the many challenges we have faced in life for the past 30-plus years. This love relationship that husbands and wives share is one of the great mysteries of our existence. For this reason, it is something to celebrate! Therefore, I want each wedding to feel so special and unique to each couple, so that they will remember their day with the utmost joy.

In this first photo Hong and Servet share some humor, laughter, and smiles!

Hong and Servet with Damian King, wedding officiant in Columbus OhioHong and Servet in Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant, Damian King, at Franklin Park ConservatoryThis next shot shows Hong walking the aisle as she approaches her groom in the Brides Garden at Franklin Park. This location is a favorite at the Conservatory, especially for smaller, outdoor weddings.

Hong, bride, walks down the aisle in Columbus as groom and wedding officiant awaitServet waits for his bride, Hong, in Columbus, Ohio, as wedding officiant will soon ask presentation question!Their wedding kiss! Hong and Servet share their kiss as they have been pronounced husband and wife before their family and friends. What could be more cool?

Wedding officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park ConservatoryWedding Kiss in Columbus Ohio! Hong and Servet rejoice in their moment as officiant applauds with guests and family!The happy couple, now husband and wife, walk the aisle arm in arm, ready to face the future together in the embrace of their undying love. Gotta love this!

United Marriage Services wedding officiant in Columbus Ohio at Franklin ParkJoyful moment for bride and groom, Hong and Servet, as they exit as husband and wife at Franklin Park Conservatory!Now I'd like to give credit to Hong and Servet's wedding photographer! Her name is Tessa Berg and her photography company is Starling Studio! You can contact Tessa by following the link provided. Also her email and phone number are info@starling-studio.com and 614-423-9094. Please visit her website to see some of the other great photography work that she does!

Wedding videographer was Dane & Leslie Khy of The Perfect Pear. It was great to work with them. Live strings by Columbus Musicians and Ian Jones. 

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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!

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! 

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.

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.

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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!

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!

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 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.

Thanks for visiting my website today!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

Katie & Mark at The Columbus Athenaeum!

The Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio, is one of my favorite venues to serve as the wedding officiant for brides and grooms like Katie and Mark. The staff at this venue are very organized and punctual, and this can be very helpful as so much of a wedding is on a timeline! Ann Clark does a fantastic job and she was their wedding coordinator that day. In this first photo, Katie and Mark are having a great time together as they stand outdoors in downtown Columbus.

wedding in Columbus Ohio at Athenaeum. Officiant was Damian KingMark & Katie celebrate their marriage outdoors at the Columbus Athenaeum in Ohio.Here this beautiful couple and I enjoy a pose together. Katie chose an awesome bouquet. Let's take a closer look...

Officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio for wedding of Katie & Mark at AthenaeumKatie & Mark's formal pose with wedding officiant, Damian King in Columbus, Ohio A great deal of detail went into crafting the arrangement for this bouquet so that appears much like a work of art!

wedding bouquet for Katie, bride,in Columbus OhioThis wedding bouquet is a work of art!Here I check in with the bride and offer a few words of encouragement to Katie. She felt very ready to begin! Mark and Katie have waited a long time for this day and want to celebrate!

wedding officiant checks in with bride at the Columbus AthenaeumKatie is ready to be married. Wedding officiant, Damian King, checks in with bride before her ceremony in Columbus Ohio.One of my favorite parts of any wedding ceremony for me is when the words, "You may kiss the bride!", are spoken. And Mark truly kisses his bride! The guests were cheering and I was over to the side enjoying the reaction of all those in attendance.

Groom, Mark kisses bride, Katie, at wedding in Columbus OHYou may kiss the bride! Groom, Mark, takes those words seriously. A very happy couple!Another great photo with the bride and groom with their bridesmaids and groomsmen in downtown Columbus.

Wedding dip in Columbus OH. David's Bridal supplied dressWedding Dip! Katie & Mark relish in a fun moment with their bridal party in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.Here Katie and Mark again enjoy each other's company, as they celebrate their future as husband and wife with all the possibilities and the promise it holds.

Bride & groom, Katie & Mark, outdoors at their wedding in Columbus OHBride & groom in the moment - "I am captivated by your love."All the photographs in this entry display the fine artistic talent of Bobbie DeBrito of Photography by Bobbie DeBrito. You can find out more about Bobbie's work by following the link provided. You can also call or email her at 937-716-4378 and bobbie@photographybybobbiedebrito.com to see if she is available for your wedding.

Katie & Mark used Master Mix DJ for their music and *Rachel's Cakes* for their wedding cake. Katie's beautiful dress was by David's Bridal.

I wish this beautiful couple all the best in the years to come! I was happy to serve as their officiant on their wedding day in Columbus Ohio!

Kayln & Matt - The Columbus Museum of Art

Serving as the wedding officiant at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio is always a wonderful experience for me. Katie Laux and the staff there are fantastic, and the lighting is often excellent for those important wedding photos. I was privileged to celebrate with Kayln & Matt on their special day! Their reception was held at the Boat House at Confluence Park in Columbus, a very picturesque location for any event. At the Boat House, Matt and Kayln threaten each other with wedding cake! They appear so happy together. In a later shot you will see that they both scored points with that desert! Who won? You'll just have to wait and see.

Kayln and Matt's Columbus Ohio wedding reception at Boat HouseFight Fair! Kayln & Matt's wedding cake dual at the Boat House in Columbus. Here the happy bride and groom walk down the aisle as "husband and wife!" Isn't Kayln's bouquet amazing? You can also see the mother of the bride turning her head toward the newly married couple as they exit.

Walking the aisle in Columbus Ohio wedding. Officiant was Damian KingKayln & Matt walk the aisle at the Museum of Art in Columbus Ohio. Mike and Kim photography. Enjoying a quick photo while signing the all-important marriage license.

Marriage license signed in Columbus by wedding officiant Damian KingColumbus Ohio wedding officiant, Damian King, signs marriage license. Kayln & Matt were bride and groom.And now off to their wedding reception at the Boat House!

Columbus Ohio Museum of Art. Wedding of Kayln and Matt. Officant provided by United Marriage Services LLCColumbus Ohio wedding at the Museum of Art. Bubbles fly as Kayln and Matt make their exit to the limousine!Kayln & Matt in their limousine. They are radiant and happy to be married!

Just married in Columbus. Kayln and Matt sit in limousineSo happy together in Columbus Ohio! Kayln and Matt just married at the Museum of Art.Time for their "grand entrance" at the reception. Cool wedding dress that Kayln has chosen!

Wedding reception bride and groom grand entrance at Boat HouseA skip in our step! Grand entrance of the bride and groom at their Boat House wedding reception!Wedding cake that looks too good to eat! The Columbus city skyline can be obscurely seen in the background.

Columbus Ohio skyline behind wedding cake of Kayln & MattKayln and Matt's amazing wedding cake at the Boat House, Columbus Ohio.Victory! Kayln and Matt smear that decorative desert on each other but find it's well worth it for the fun they share.

Wedding cake dual won by bride at Boat house reception in Columbus. Damian King was their officiantLooks like she won! Bride scores points in wedding cake dual in Columbus Ohio at the Boat House.Thank you Kayln & Matt! It was a pleasure celebrating with you and your friends and family at your memorable wedding day celebration!

Kayln and Matt in Columbus Ohio with their wedding officiant Damian KingKayln & Matt after their Columbus Ohio wedding with officiant Damian King.All the awesome photos in this blog are the work of Mike and Kim Lotz of Mike and Kim. Please visit their website and contact them for all your photography needs. They are professional and kind, and they do an amazing job. Their phone number is 614-460-9851. You can also email them at info@mike-and-kim.com.

I was so happy to share Kayln and Matt's wedding as their officiant and wish them the very best in their marriage and future!