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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

Finishing Touches! The Marriage License Process

Your wedding officiant will need to sign, date, and return the certificate of your marriage license to the Probate Court after your ceremony!

wedding officiant Damian King completes marriage license in Columbus OHBride and Groom's Marriage License from Franklin County Probate Court Columbus, OhioThe one shown here was returned to Columbus, Ohio, where the seat for Franklin County is located, after a beautiful wedding at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City. This process is the only way that the government has proof that you are no longer a groom and bride, but a husband and wife!! Now the rest of your life together awaits you! Franklin County has an excellent website for all of your marriage license questions. Just select the link provided to check it out!

I wish you all the best as you experience the joys of your wedding! Damian

No photographer is mentioned because this was a photo I took! Bride's bouquet is amazing. Yes, that is butter in the right hand corner, however, it is in the shape of flowers. What fun.

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!

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!

Making It Legal

Rachelle and Matt's marriage license signed by officiant, Damian King, in Columbus Ohio

I love this photo taken by a friend of Rachelle and Matt after their wedding. I felt fortunate to be the wedding officiant for this dedicated couple as they became husband and wife that day in Columbus, Ohio.

Signing the marriage license is the last step of the process. The couple's marriage certificate is signed and filed with the county, and then the probate court certifies the marriage on the county records. Then the couple can request their "marriage abstract", which is the document that says they are married. The marriage abstract is the document that a new wife presents to the Social Security Administration for her name change.

For more information about applying for and certifying your marriage in Franklin County, follow this link to the Franklin County Probate Court - Marriage License Department. They have some great information there that couples find very helpful.

Thanks for visiting my website and have a great day!

Another Beautiful Wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory

As the wedding officiant for Jessica and Daniel, I was honored to celebrate with this bride and groom. We were in Columbus, Ohio, and it was time to sign the marriage license at Franklin Park Conservatory on their big day. It was fabulous weather and a wonderful moment. I love Jessica and Daniel's expressions as they both look on at the signing. You can tell that this bride and groom are meant for each other.

Wedding officiant Damian King signs marriage license in Columbus Ohio at Franklin Park ConservatoryWedding officiant, Damian King, in Columbus, Ohio, signing Jessica and Daniel's marriage license at Franklin Park Conservatory.Here is a close up view of the marriage license as their wedding photographer, Comfort Witcher, captures the image.

Jessica and Daniel's license from Marriage License Department at Probate Court in Franklin County, OhioLicense obtained from Marriage License Department - Probate Court, Franklin County, Ohio In this photograph Jessica and I were looking together at her marriage license. She is so happy that this day has come and we were enjoying the fact that she and Daniel are now married.

Happy bride views marriage license from the correct Department at Franklin County Probate Court, OhioJessica and Damian view the marriage license of the bride and groom at Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OhioThe happy groom -  Here is a great shot of Daniel as he stands with joy and anticipation as his lovely bride will be approaching soon. Groom with wedding officiant, Damian King, waiting for his bride in Columbus, Ohio at Franklin Park ConservatoryDaniel, a groom filled with joy, awaits his bride with wedding officiant, Damian King, at Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, OhioI found this couple to be very kind and sweet. When they were together I was able to feel their love for each other and for other people, too. I was happy to celebrate with Jessica and Daniel on the beautiful day they became husband and wife.

Columbus, Ohio, Jessica and Daniel stand with their wedding officiant, Damian, at Franklin Park ConservatoryBride and groom, Jessica and Daniel with wedding officiant, Damian King, at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, OhioAll photos in this entry are courtesy of Comfort Witcher and Comfort Photography. She does fantastic work as you can see from the images posted here. You can view more of her fine work at by following the link provided. Comfort's email and phone number are comfort@comfortphotography.com and 614-668-7609.

The DJ for their wedding was Dan Green of Encore Entertainment.

Ali Goldschmidt was the wedding event lady for Franklin Park Conservatory. Ali does a tremendous job and is very caring and attentive. I was glad to be on the same team with her that day.

Jessica and Daniel, your Columbus wedding was wonderful! Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of your day and to serve as your officiant. I wish you all the best and many happy years together!

Time to sign The Marriage License - Genevieve & Max

It was a beautiful fall day in Columbus, Ohio where I was the wedding officiant for Genevieve and Max. Here I sign their marriage license as they celebrate their love at North Bank Park, near downtown.

Wedding officiant,Damian King, signs marriage license in Columbus Ohio for Genevieve and MaxWedding officiant, Damian King, signs marriage license for Genevieve and Max in Columbus, Ohio at North Bank ParkThe weather was amazing on that early October day in 2011. This devoted couple wrote personal vows for each other, followed by traditional repeat vows at their ring exchange. There were a few tears shed...tears of joy and the wonder of love. It was beautiful.

Columbus, Ohio wedding, officiant, Damian King, stands with bride and groom at North Bank ParkGenevieve and Max's wedding. Damian King, officiant, poses with happy bride and groom at North Bank Park in Columbus, Ohio.These amazing photographs were provided by Tiarra Howell (Tia) of Agape Photography. Please visit her website by following the link provided. You can also reach Tia by email at info@agapephotographs.com or by phone by calling 614-425-1121.

Tommy Nutter of Diamond Entertainment provided the music for their wedding celebration.

Genevieve and Max, I wish you many happy years together! Thanks again, for inviting me to be your officiant at your beautiful wedding in Columbus, Ohio.

Let's Celebrate! Allison & Thomas - Married!

Let's begin the wedding fun! Thomas and Allison celebrate their marriage in Columbus, Ohio. Officiant Damian King is off to the left, Brian from True Video wedding videographer captures imagesThe newly married couple, Allison and Thomas, are ecstatic at Heritage Golf Club in greater Columbus, Ohio.They could not have asked for a better day. As their officiant I had the honor of helping Allison and Thomas design a ceremony that was just right for them. They personalized it by exchanging vows they wrote to each other, and also by asking me to share stories about how they met and fell in love. It was an incredible celebration filled with love, laughter, and an abundance of good feelings by all those who attended in any capacity. Wedding officiant Damian King in Columbus Ohio at Heritage Golf ClubWedding officiant, Damian King, in Columbus, Ohio for a beautiful and solemn moment with Allison and Thomas.I had just pronounced them husband and wife and it was a very special moment when Allison and Thomas kissed. I have some video on this too. True Video filmed it but if you follow this link to the knot you can see this amazing ceremony kiss in the second video listed (as of today). Bride and groom's wedding day kiss, officiant Damian King looks onYou may kiss the bride! The newly married couple seal their moment at Heritage Golf Club, in greater Columbus, Ohio.You can see how happy Allison and Thomas are as they walk the aisle as husband and wife. Cool! The happy bride holds her bouquet in Columbus Ohio. Who has the marriage license?Allison & Thomas walk the aisle at Heritage Golf Club, Hilliard, Ohio.This photo should be in a magazine or on a TV commercial. The couple exits the stable with an incredible horse... best man standing to the left and the bridesmaids to the right. Truly picturesque. Beautiful bride with groom. Best man and bridesmaids in this Red Gallery photoThomas and Allison enjoy more company after their wedding in Columbus, Ohio.Who can put a price on a moment like this? A sweet gaze of love and friendship. "I will love you for all of my life." This couple had a wonderful journey to find each other and some magical moments where they had a taste of eternity. Here is an actual section of their ceremony, keep reading...Red Gallery Photography captures Allison and Thomas' loving embraceMarried to the one I love. Thomas and Allison on their wedding day. "Their paths crossed and an inexplicable, never before felt electricity surged through her body and she felt as if time had come to a brief stand still.  They were experiencing a divine moment that would begin the journey of their lives together. On the stairs she asked if he was “the Hungarian” that the fellas were talking about.  The beauty in this is found in the fact that there are not many Hungarians in Chicago, and they both share a Hungarian lineage." What was Thomas experiencing?  In the grooms own words, “I was floored by her immediately.” There is more to their story and we also shared these words at their wedding having to do with the early days of their relationship... A sweet kiss, Allison and Thomas. Marriage license has been signedSweet moments not soon to be forgotten. My wife, my husband, "I am yours.""Throughout that entire weekend, they were giddy as school children with their hidden feelings for one another.  An amazing photo, Lisa from Red Gallery Photography captures bride and groomRight now, all I see is you. Will you be my love? As the weekend on the farm came to a close, Thomas said his farewells to the amazing family he had just met, but they were both secretly thinking within themselves of when would be the next time they would be able to gaze upon one another." Beautiful wedding, Officiant Damian King, was glad to be a part in Columbus Ohio"All of life is sweeter, with you by my side." Allison and Thomas in Columbus, Ohio.This leads us to the story of their first kiss, also part of their ceremony... "Some romantic encounters laced with destiny and magic are found only in fantasy, but when Thomas and Allison first kissed they both said to themselves independently of each other, 'I am not going to mess this one up.' Something divine was at work and it caused these two people to know and understand that they were meant for each other."

Now married, Allison and Thomas in Columbus, Ohio with wedding at venue, Heritage GolfAllison and Thomas - Ready for life together after their wedding at Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard Ohio.

The photographs in this entry are the work of Lisa Hernadez of Red Gallery Photography. Clay Justice and Lisa are husband and wife team and their work simply speaks for itself. Amazing. Please contact Clay or Lisa by clicking on the link provided or by calling 614-794-1113. Their email is redgallery@redgalleryphoto.com and their office in in greater Columbus, Ohio.

Thomas and Allison, thanks for asking me to be a part of what you have found in each other as your wedding officiant. It is my privilege to have celebrated with you on your special day!

Throughout that entire weekend, they were giddy as school children with their hidden feelings for one another.  As the weekend on the farm came to a close, Thomas said his farewells to the amazing family he had just met, but they were both secretly thinking within themselves of when would be the next time they would be able to gaze upon one another. 

 

Love's not a fight...Is it?

In the grassy fields close to Scioto Reserve, a wedding venue near Columbus, Ohio, Christine and Bill were ready for anything! As their wedding officiant, I enjoyed many fun moments with this couple. They were not going to let me leave until I married them and signed the paperwork - Otherwise I would be nerfed to death.

Not wanting to face such a fate, I decided to stay...and, thankfully for me, it turned out to be a beautiful ceremony...

They were a lot more friendly after the ceremony was complete. No weapons present. Whew!

Still making sure I would get it right, they waited patiently....

Bill & Christine were truly a wonderful couple. Light hearted and happy, there were heartfelt emotions expressed during their ceremony and fun and jokes as well.

Below they exchange a memorable wedding day kiss. I love the way this photo coordinates with the colors, the position of the bride and groom, her flowers, his hand. Nice job Little Tree Studios! (more info below this image).

All images in this entry are from Little Tree Studios and the fine work of Kyle Muza and her husband Steve Muza. Please visit their website by selecting the link provided. Kyle's phone number is 614-985-1671 and her email is info@littletreestudios.com.

Thanks for stopping by my website!

Mike and Andrea - Whetstone Park of Roses!

Here we are at the Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House, in Columbus Ohio, where I joined Andrea and Mike for their celebration as their wedding officiant. They had a fantastic ceremony, filled with fun and technology! As self-declared IT geeks, they read their personal vows from their smart phones! It was great! They have two of the sweetest girls, Eris and Aaliyah. In top photo see lower right corner where one of their daughters looks on with wonder!

Andrea & Mike I wish you all the best in your years together!

Photographs are courtesy of Cassidy Dawn photography.

Her contact info listed here! Link to site: Cassidy Dawn. Her phone: 740-703-6495

Her email: cassidy@cassidydawn.com