Your wedding is one of the most important and exciting events in your life. A day of dreams come true and the beginning of a life-changing journey for both of you. If you want the ceremony to be the highlight of this wonderful day reflecting who you are individually while capturing who you both want to become and what you want to create together through your marriage, you and Rev. Judith Joyce are a perfect match! Together we can create a personalized, heart-centered ceremony.
The first step is to begin the conversation about what you want and how I work. As with all relationships, the chemistry between the three of us is critical to the success of our co-creative partnership. This is the chance for us to know if we’ll feel comfortable working together. The option of using a labyrinth as a framework for your ceremony is also available. Explanation of what that is and how it would be used in your ceremony would be included in this discussion. If we decide to move forward together, we’ll embark upon the following process. To begin, connect with me.
The Co-Creative Process
A questionnaire that you each will complete is used as a starting point to facilitate my getting to know you both better and provide a context for how your individual journeys have led you to this time and place.
You will be given an outline of the “traditional” components of a ceremony to assist in guiding your choices of what you want. This includes any personal aspects or rituals you want to include in the ceremony i.e., Native American rituals, hand fasting – a Celtic tradition, honoring aspects of nature, or whatever supports your spiritual connection. You are encouraged to write any aspects of the ceremony, if you’d like. Sample ceremonies and other resources are provided to expand your perspectives on what’s possible and clarify how you want your ceremony to look and feel. Drafts will be created, discussed, refined and revised until the ceremony you want is finalized.
Site Visit and Contingency Plans
A visit to the wedding site should happen at least a month prior to the ceremony. If the wedding is planned to be outdoors, contingency plans for moving it indoors in case of bad weather will be developed.
My commitment to you is to have the ceremony completed and ready at least one month prior to the wedding date. The last month of preparations is stressful enough without having the ceremony completion add to the stress. Your commitment to meeting agreed upon time frames and being present during the creation process is critical to a successful and stress free outcome. To that end, it is ideal to have at least 4 – 6 months lead time prior to the wedding date. When I work with couples within shorter time frames, your agreement to being available on short notice and to provide quick turnaround is crucial.
I am not available to perform weddings if there is less than one month available for preparation.
- Co-creation of a personalized, heart-centered ceremony
- Pre-marital counseling
- Facilitation of a full rehearsal usually the day before the wedding, ideally at the same time the wedding is scheduled, with musicians, photographer and all wedding participants present.
- If a labyrinth is being used for an outdoor wedding, creation of the labyrinth will be done the day before the wedding prior to the rehearsal. If the Celebration Labyrinth is being used for an indoor ceremony, it will be in place for the rehearsal.
$400 for listed services– 50% due at time of agreement to work together with the balance due on or before the wedding date.
An additional $100 will be charged if a labyrinth is used indoors or outdoors.
What a blessing it was to have you come into our lives & to have you as witness for our next stage in commitment. You are such an inspiration of groundedness, fullness of expression and embodiment of bright spirit. To hug you was to know your greatness.
Angie & Seth, RI
Thanks for making our wedding day so magical and dreamy. It was heavenly. The words you spoke, we won’t forget. So many people told us how moved they were by the ceremony and by you. You are such a special woman. Thank you for coming into our lives.
Anne & Doug, VT
WOW! We can’t tell you how much we enjoyed working with you. You truly created the groundwork for our special day and our lives together. Your words were so meaningful. We knew they were unique and just for us. You created the perfect ceremony for us and we cannot thank you enough!
Sara & Doug, AZ
You did a marvelous job with our ceremony. We have received so many compliments in regards to you and the ceremony. Thanks so much for making our wedding special.
Mary & Joe, AZ
Thank you for making our wedding day so special. The ceremony was wonderful, personal and everything we had envisioned it to be. We received many compliments on it from our guests! Thanks again for everything. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you.
Erin & John, NH
Your loving attention to every detail is making our wedding ceremony a very special, one of a kind event. Your contribution will always be remembered and cherished by both of us.”
John Wayne & Gretchen, VT
Thank you for all your help and support along the way. It was a great pleasure working with you.
James & Maria, VT
It was a pleasure working with you on our wedding. Thank you for helping us make it all happen. You did a wonderful job! The uniqueness of our ceremony will be remembered forever.
Derek & Ellen, VT