Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As you move through the planning process remember to take a breath and enjoy each moment - no matter how hectic it may seem. I would love to get together for a free consultation, then you can decide if we are a fit.
My name is Jan Smillie, I have been an ordained minister since 2012, perfoming 350+ ceremonies from intimate elopements to large formal weddings. As a former wedding venue owner I truly understand all that goes into the advance planning of a wedding of any size. Specializing in non-denominational weddings, elopements, and vow renewals, I recognize all marriages and believe a ceremony should be written unique to each couple. I do not to use pre-written scripts, I just don't buy into the 'one ceremony fits all' concept. I like to meet with the two of you over a cup of coffee or glass of wine to get to know you. After all, you are not just 'any' couple.
I believe your special day should be done your way. Whether you choose a short, simple ceremony, an elaborate event, or anything in between, it should be as individual, fun and unique as the couple. Emphasis on FUN. You get one chance to make your wedding day special so let's get it right.....there are no do-overs!
If one or both of you have children your wedding is a big event in their lives as well. Let's include them in your ceremony to unite you as a family.
I am available solely to officiate at your ceremony, I can attend and coordinate your rehearsal, or you can use my services as a day-of coordinator. Let's chat and create your day. I am located in Tacoma, serving the greater Puget Sound area but I will travel beyond the area if available.