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The Outdoorsman and the City Girl!

Jean had a wonderful time at Blake and Camille's wedding! She was their officiant at London Country Club just west of Columbus Ohio!

Blake and Camille with signed marriage license in London, Ohio! Jean King, wedding officiant. Image: SunfirePhotoPlusHow did this outdoorsman manage to marry this lady from urban Florida? Let's find out as Jean read these touching and somewhat humorous words from their story during their outdoor wedding ceremony!...

Beautiful bride, Camille, poses for this elegant display at London Country Club near Columbus Ohio. Image: SunFirePhotoPlus..."Now everyone knows of Blake and Camille's different backgrounds; Blake born and raised outside rural London, Ohio with Camille born in the largest city in Florida. How did he ever get her to live out here? With her open mind to ride 4-wheelers...

Wedding officiant, Jean King, with Camille & Blake at London Ohio near Columbus. Image: SunFirePhotoPlus ...to even shooting a compound bow, Blake found someone who he calls a great friend to himself and others and a true companion with every adventure. And Camille didn't expect Blake to carry her through life's struggles and losses from so early on in their relationship but from it, they were able to build an undeniable trust. Such a trust that Blake didn't remember to pop the question when he got down on one knee!   So Camille had to ask, 'Well are you going to say something?'  And with his continuous smile she had to say 'yes'."

Bride and groom, Camille and Blake, with "junior staff" at their wedding in London Ohio! Image: SunFirePhotoPlusIsn't that a great story! We wish all the best for you, Camille and Blake, as you continue into your future together!

Photos in this entry are courtesy of Sunfire Photo Plus and Kelly Kirkpatrick. Her phone number is 614-619-3552 and her email is sunfirephotoplus@gmail.com.

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.

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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!

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.

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!

Erica & Ben at Whetstone Park of Roses!

Whetstone Park of Roses sits in Columbus, Ohio and is the site of many weddings! As the officiant at the ceremony for Erica & Ben, it was my honor to celebrate with them and to pronounce them husband and wife!

Wedding officiant, Damian King, Columbus OH at Whetstone ParkErica & Ben in Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant, Damian KingThe weather was hot at this outdoor celebration, but family and guests hardly noticed as the attention was focused upon this lovely bride and her groom. The Marriage Readings they selected were "The Art of Marriage" by Wilfred A. Peterson, and "Thoughts in a Garden" by R. Gerhart. As you can tell by their photos, the readings were quite fitting for their special day. Let me share a few of the opening words to "The Art of Marriage" - "A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things... It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once each day." And now an excerpt from "Thoughts in a Garden" as we continue on to the next few images.  

"This is a special place, a place where people have brought beautiful living plants, here to establish them, to nurture and care for them, that they may forever surround us with the beauty we now see.

Whetstone Park wedding venue Columbus OH. Officiant was Damian King.Wedding at Whetstone Park of Roses in Columbus Ohio. Officiant present with bride, Erica, and groom, Ben.And into this place where we stand, you have brought something beautiful -- the relationship that is becoming your marriage.

Wedding Photographer Kaleido Photo Studio with officiant Damian King in Columbus OH"Here I pledge my love to you for all my days." Here you are declaring it and pledging it, promising to establish and nurture it."

Wedding photographer Ryan Jacquot Columbus OH. Officiant provided by United Marriage Services"This is the moment I have waited for...I am yours and you are mine, because we choose each other."Now Ben & Erica step into their future to experience their lives together in the warm embrace of married love!

Bride & groom exit at Whetstone Park Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant in background"This next step we take begins our future together. I am so happy that it is with you."The photographs in this entry were from Kaleido Photo Studio and the fine artistic talent of Ryan & Jen Jacquot. The link provided will get you to their website and you can also contact Ryan & Jen by phone at 614-886-5536, or by email at kaleidophotostudio@gmail.com.

Erica's dress was supplied by The Perfect Bride.

It was a privilege to celebrate with this lovely couple and to serve as their wedding officiant at their outdoor ceremony in Columbus Ohio. I wish Erica & Ben the very best in their lives together for a blessed and happy future!

Lisa & Nick at the Brookshire, Delaware!

What a fun time at the wedding ceremony of this sweet couple, Lisa & Nick! The Brookshire in Delaware Ohio hosted the event , and I was their officiant. The venue sits just North of Columbus, Ohio, on Route 23. I love these next two photos as Lisa & Nick enjoy each other in the rural setting outside Brookshire.

Brookshire wedding venue, Damian King officiant, Columbus OhioLisa & Nick at Brookshire wedding venue outside Columbus, OhioLittle Tree Studios, Brookshire wedding Columbus Ohio, Damian King officiantLisa & Nick pose for photograph at Brookshire wedding venueWe had a fun time of celebration during their wedding as shown here, and then I get to pose with them after the ceremony is over.

Bride and Groom, Lisa & Nick, at  Brookshire wedding venue, Damian King officiant, ColumbusWedding officiant, Damian King, of United Marriage Services, LLC at ceremony of Lisa & Nick, Brookshire in Delaware OhioOfficiant, Damian King, poses at wedding in Columbus Ohio at Brookshire. Lisa & Nick, Bride & GroomLisa & Nick with their wedding officiant, Damian King, near Columbus, Ohio This bride and groom were very easy to talk to and just hang out with, and they share a friendship that is contagious.

Bride chats with her wedding officiant near Columbus Ohio. Groom in backgroundHappy bride, Lisa, chats with wedding officiant, Damian King, after her ceremony with groom, Nick, in background!This image below is my favorite shot of this happy couple! Thank you Lisa & Nick for allowing me to share on the very special day when you became husband and wife!

Wedding day. Nick and Lisa at Brookshire Venue. Kyle Muza, photographer"Today is the day I affirm my love for you... now and forever."The photographs are by Little Tree Studios and the fine artistic work of Kyle Muza. She and her husband Steve Muza own a studio located at 650 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085. They have an fantastic team of professionals and I always enjoy working with them. Their phone number is 614-985-1671. Kyle's email is info@littletreestudios.com.

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Amber & Adam at the Athletic Club of Columbus!

I was privileged to be the officiant for another wonderful Ohio wedding at the Athletic Culb of Columbus. Adam and Amber were celebrating with many friends and family members whom they were acknowledging as they made their way down the aisle in this first photo. You can also get a great look here at Amber's beautiful dress supplied by Big Rock Little Rooster (located in downtown Columbus).

Wedding officiant Damian King Columbus Ohio, Adam Lowe PhotographerAmber and Adam's wedding - They walk down the aisle at the Athletic Club of Columbus, Ohio.Amber and Adam did a great deal of prep work in anticipation of their amazing wedding day. I was so glad to be a part of their lives and that I was able to share those very special moments with this beautiful couple.

Athletic Club of Columbus Wedding in Ohio, officiant by United Marriage ServicesAmber and Adam with wedding officiant, Damian King, at the Athletic Club of Columbus, Ohio.Kristin Coburn was the Athletic Club's event lady doing an awesome job coordinating the many activities for a successful event. The bride and groom also brought wedding planner, Lisa Sullivan, on board and she payed such close attention to so many of the details for Amber and Adam along the way. She was great.

The beautiful images you see in this entry are by Adam Lowe of Adam Lowe Photography. You can select the provided link to Adam's website to see more of his artistic work and talent. Adam's email and phone number are adamlowephoto@gmail.com and 614-571-9577.

I truly enjoyed being the wedding officiant for this gracious bride and groom, and also working with Adam Lowe and everyone at this festive celebration!

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Kleo & Jonathan - Renaissance Love

Columbus, Ohio, Wedding officiant Damian King at Renaissance Hotel with Red Gallery Photography at Fall weddingKleo & Jonathan at the Renaissance Hotel rooftop in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Wedding officiant, Damian King presided."Our life's journey begins....in joy and style!" I was fortunate to be the wedding officiant for this happy couple in Columbus, Ohio at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel. The excitement Kleo & Jonathan felt is so evident as the thoughts of their future together were so vibrant and alive!

The rooftop ceremony was perfect for this couple as the weather cooperated for their beautiful Autumn wedding!

Red Gallery Photography was there, and this photograph was the work of Clay Justice and Lisa Hernandez.

To contact Clay or Lisa their email is redgallery@redgalleryphotography.com and phone is 614-794-1113.

Kleo & Jonathan, it was wonderful to celebrate with you on your very special day!

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.

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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!      

Wedding Day Dream - Brenda & Clint at Darby House

I was so glad that Brenda & Clint asked me to celebrate with them as their wedding officiant. They chose the beautiful Darby House in Columbus, Ohio as their location. It is easy to enjoy this first photo with Brenda and Clint's look of delight as they gaze upon each other on this very special day.

Columbus Ohio wedding officiant from United Marriage Services, Damian King, at Darby HouseBrenda and Clint enjoying a fun moment, together with their wedding officiant, in greater Columbus, Ohio, at Darby House.A tender kiss for the bride and groom, now pronounced "husband and wife". They love each other like no one else and it shows!

In Columbus, Ohio, wedding officiant Damian King applauds with guests as the bride and groom kiss at their ceremony"You may kiss the bride!" Brenda and Clint's wedding ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.Two very lovely and sweet flower girls make their appearance and add the touch of flower petals to the ceremony location. These little ladies clearly have the attention of the guests!

Flower girls at wedding ceremony for Brenda and Clint at Darby House in greater Columbus, OhioThe aisle was laced with rose petals... In order to personalize their ceremony for them, I had the honor of sharing a few thoughts with the guests. Here is one of those thoughts - "We initially bonded over our similar taste in music and have attended many concerts together.  Our relationship was very easy right from the start – no games, no dishonesty – completely natural."

Wedding at Darby House in greater Columbus Ohio. Brenda & Clint were bride and groom. Damian King was the officiantTender moments like these are never forgotten. I am going to let these last 4 special images of Brenda & Clint's wedding day speak for themselves.

Wedding ceremony complete and marriage license signed. Brenda & Clint in Columbus, Ohio at Darby House"How can we make this moment last?" Brenda & Clint at Darby HouseAzar Photography after wedding ceremony over - bride and groom hold bouquet in gentle pose.Brenda & Clint after their wedding ceremony at Darby House in Columbus, OhioAzar Photography at Darby House at Brenda & Clint's wedding ceremony in Columbus Ohio"These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you..."

In Columbus Ohio, wedding officiant Damian King had the privilege of celebrating the ceremony with Brenda & Clint at Darby House"Let's dance this moment into the future." "I am so grateful to have found you."Azar Photography and the fine work of Andriy were responsible for the images in this entry. Please contact Andriy at the link provided or by calling 614-218-2103 or emailing azarphotography@hotmail.com.

Brenda's wedding dress was provided by David's Bridal. Their music was provided by Encore Entertainment and Trent Iguchi. Their caterer was Cameron Mitchell Catering. Flowers were by Bloomtastic and their wedding cake was by Cakes by Cecile, Columbus, Ohio.

Brenda and Clint it was such a pleasure to celebrate with you as your wedding officiant! May all your years be filled with peace and happiness! 

Danielle & Bill at Brookshire in Delaware!

Bill and Danielle asked me to be their officiant for their wedding celebration at Brookshire Premiere Event Facility near Columbus, Ohio. Brookshire sits off Route 23 about 8 miles north of I-270 in Delaware, Ohio. In this photo below I am posing with this happy couple. Danielle and Bill have a true sense of humor and also are some of the most caring people with whom I have had the pleasure to celebrate.

United Marriage Services , LLC Wedding officiant Columbus, Ohio at Brookshire Premiere Event Facility in DelawareWedding officiant, Damian King of Columbus Ohio stands with Danielle & Bill after their ceremony at Brookshire in Delaware. Their sand ceremony was distinctly unique. You see, this bride and groom are soldiers serving the USA and living to protect our freedoms. They obtained the grounding layer of sand from Omaha Beach on the shores of Normandy, France. If you have seen Steven Spielberg's movie "Saving Private Ryan" you have experienced a depiction of the devastation that took place on Omaha Beach, and the profound loss of lives endured when Americans began to liberate Europe from the Germans. So this grounding layer was extraordinary.

Wedding officiant Damian King of Columbus, Ohio at Brookshire Premiere Event Facility in DelawareDanielle & Bill's beautiful sand ceremony after their wedding at Brookshire Premiere Event Facility near Columbus, Ohio.In this photo we were discussing just how special their own sand ceremony was and as we contemplated how fortunate we are to have men and women who are willing to live to defend the cause of freedom. They were both so humble about their own service to our country.

Ohio wedding officiant, Damian King, of Columbus talks to bride and groom, Danielle and Bill about their sand ceremonyWedding Officiant, Damian King, reflects with Danielle & Bill about their sand ceremony at Brookshire near Columbus, Ohio. This was a touching day in so many ways. I was very happy to have been able to celebrate with these two very special people. 

Photos in this entry were provided by Missy Gray. Missi does not have a website yet but her email address is missibsu@yahoo.com

Danielle and Bill, I wish you all the best in your years together as husband and wife!

Thanks for the privilege of celebrating with you as your officiant on your wedding day in Columbus Ohio!

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.