Rebekah King

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!

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!

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!      

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.

Thanks for visiting my website and reading my blog!

Pam & Rick at Franklin Park Conservatory

Wedding officiant Damian King with RickFranklin Park Conservatory Wedding - Damian King and RickHaving a wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio is always such a great experience. After Pam and Rick asked me to be their wedding officiant I had the pleasure of celebrating their union in the Palm House. The Palm House may be hot, but it is still a cool place to tie the knot!

I apologize for the lame humor, but I couldn't resist. Besides, Pam and Rick were a lot of fun to celebrate with! There were many smiles, some jokes, and a great deal of fun and joy as this couple became husband and wife. In this picture to the left, Rick and I are waiting peacefully for Pam who can be seen in the foreground during her bridal walk.

 

 

 

 

Their ceremony is now underway as I adjust my glasses.

Wedding officiant Damian King with Pam and RickFranklin Park Conservatory Wedding - Damian King with Pam and Rick

Something funny is now said. I can't remember if it was me, Pam or Rick who said it, but we were all enjoying the moment.

Damian King the wedding officiant in Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park ConservatoryFranklin Park Conservatory Wedding - Damian King with Pam and Rick 2Pam and Rick exchange vows. Let's be sure the ring is secure.

Ring Ceremony with wedding officiant Damian King in ColumbusFranklin Park Conservatory Wedding - Damian King with Pam and Rick 3Sweet feelings arise. I just love their expressions.

In Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant Damian King at Franklin Park ConservatoryFranklin Park Conservatory Wedding - Damian King, OfficiantNow, their sand ceremony with their children's involvement. How cool is that?

Sand Ceremony with wedding officiant Damian KingSand Ceremony at Franklin Park Conservatory - Damian King OfficiantWedding officiant Damian King pronounces Pam and Rick husband and wife at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus OhioPam and Rick now Husband and Wife - Franklin Park Conservatory 

 

Pam and Rick are excited to be husband and wife!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding officiant Damian King watches Pam kiss Rick at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus OhioPam says, "Let's Kiss" - Wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come here my love, let's kiss!

Wedding officiant Damian King from United Marriage Services LLC watching kiss at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus OhioPam and Rick Kiss - Wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although spontaneous, Rick agrees. Damian King as wedding officiant with Pam and Rick in Palm House weddingPam and Rick in Palm House, Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park Conservatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick's smile tells it all. Wedding Officiant Damian King in Palm House in Columbus Ohio with Pam and RickPam and Rick in Palm House, Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park Conservatory 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tearful joy and sheer contentment!

 

Pam and Rick, thanks for asking me to be a part of this awesome day! May you enjoy all your days together and may they be filled with much love, joy, and zest for life!

 

All photographs in this entry are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and the artistic work of Rebekah King. Rebekah can be contacted by calling 614-653-9082. You can also visit her website by following the link provided.

Violinist, Connie Anderson, filled the air with beautiful music. Connie can be reached by calling 614-746-0393.      Her email is CAnderson43212@aol.com.

Sand Ceremony at Franklin Park Conservatory

Being a wedding officiant in Columbus, Ohio allows me to experience many "special" ceremonies that couples, and sometimes families, include. For Pam & Rick the sand flows at Franklin Park Conservatory in a symphony of colors as this blended family combines their sand into one vase. As their wedding minister I had fun officiating this part of their ceremony. Here the height of the sand is at the inscribed letters.

Now the sand moves above the letters.

 

 

A few final grains poured by one serious participant. If you look closely you can actually see the last bit of sand between vases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the finished product! Doesn't it look great?

 

 

 

Maybe you are wondering where to obtain various colors of sand if you were to use this ceremony for your wedding. You can conduct a Google search for sand ceremony kits and you will find companies like Sandsational Sparkle that sell many colors and styles. Enjoy!

All images in this entry are courtesy of Open Prism Photography and photographer, Rebekah King. You can call Rebekah at 614-653-9082.

OSU Faculty Club - a fun visit to a great venue

Now here is a great venue for weddings and other events in Columbus, Ohio, the OSU Faculty Club. It shares a field bordering Browning Amphitheater and Mirror Lake, so you have easy access to both. As a wedding officiant - sometimes called a wedding minister, I recently had the honor of performing 2 ceremonies, one at each place. Actually, it started to rain (pour) at the wedding at Browning Amphitheater, so we moved that one inside the Faculty club, but that is a separate story soon to come! Shall we have a look inside the Club?

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          By design, I ran into the catering manager, Liz Groff. Somehow I convinced her to vote for me in the November 2010 elections, although I was not running for any office, whatsoever. As you can tell, Liz is carrying precious cargo yet she keeps right on with her job. Liz is a great lady and I enjoyed working with her at that rainy wedding mentioned before. More to come on that, but she handled it marvelously!

In this shot, Layne Fulks, Assistant Catering Manager joins us for some relaxation and enjoyment. These ladies are a lot of fun and our visit was a blast. To find out more about what the Faculty Club has to offer contact Liz at 614-292-2262 or email her at Liz@ohio-statefacultyclub.com. To contact Layne call 614-292-2262 or email her at Layne@ohio-statefacultyclub.com.

 

 

This last photo is just for show. I thought it was pretty cool looking and it does come from inside the Faculty Club.  It's inverted and the top portion showing is a reflection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos in this entry are courtesy of Rebekah King (yes, my awesome daughter) at Open Prism Photography. Rebekah's phone number is 614-653-9082, if you would like more info about her work.


PJ & Kim - Columbus, Ohio

Now here is a great couple, PJ & Kim.  I had the pleasure of being the wedding officiant to solemnize their marriage in Columbus, Ohio. Cool photo huh?

I like this shot. What a beautiful couple. They were very sweet together as you can see.

Here is a joyful wedding kiss.

Kim was such a sweet bride and host. Holding the door for a pose. I thought Kim was a lot of fun.

Here is another shot of their outdoor ceremony.

Home can be a great place to celebrate a marriage and have a wedding! You will notice me just hanging out in the picture below. PJ & Kim were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed being a part of their special day! Thanks PJ & Kim.

All photos courtesy of Rebekah King. You can contact Rebekah at 614-653-9082.