Evan helped us find the public face and the right tone and feel for our wedding ceremony. In preparation, Evan began the process by asking us a series of elementary, thought provoking questions which helped us focus on the aspects of our relationship and our connection to spirituality, community, ritual, and commitment that we wanted to share, celebrate, and affirm with one another and before our guests.
Evan provided a basic structure for the ceremony and collaborated with us in determining its final, elegant form. He easily integrated elements that were important to us, such as readings by members of the wedding party and our choice of a more oratory style of personal vows, into the format.
The ceremony was perfect for us: Evan conducted the ceremony with the grace, clarity, joyful presence, and humor that has marked every step of the process. Through his own focus, sureness, and words, Evan helped us be present and mindful of our assembled guests, the site of our wedding, the sites and sounds; and importantly, our sincerest emotions. The simple structural elements and props that he suggested and used during the ceremony incorporated sound, color, interaction and exchange into our experience and helped define the stages of our commitment, as well as, those of the proceedings.
Friends and family--including those used to very traditional, denominational weddings--found the ceremony meaningful and moving, and Evan's presence and work wonderful.