Oh, man, a few things! First, I went to several friend weddings where the ceremony wasn't that great. I didn't think much of it but, overtime, I realized how much I actually loved weddings. So, I thought about how I could get into it and happened upon Officiating - which was fantastic because I could connect with the couple and give them something incredible. Along the way I saw so many couples that could benefit from coordination and so I jumped into that. Finally, I'm an emergency preparedness professional and an EMT = always involved in peoples worst day. It's kind of nice to be on the other side of things. To see people who are absolutely in love AND all of their friends and family coming to celebrate that moment.
The couples. No doubt. Preparing for a wedding is a ton of work, not to mention the pressure of trying to make things as perfect as possible on a day that you can't really call a mulligan on. Honestly, I thought that officiating was my favorite thing. Actually, it's the time after the ceremony, after the dinner, after the toasts, when the lights turn down and everybody gets out on that dance floor. I absolutely love being a fly on the wall - watching everybody dance, all the smiles... it really just renews your own energy about not just love but life.
"We had Clinton coordinate and officiate our wedding. I want to start off with saying I wasn’t going to get a coordinator for my wedding. I am so glad that I had Clinton because without him I would have lost it a long time ago. He took so much stress off of me. He always made sure to get back to me right away and answer questions I had, no matter how stupid they were. Obviously, I had never done this before, and he left no stone unturned. He helped guide me through the entire process, helping me with anything and everything. The day of the wedding couldn’t have gone smoother, and I have him to thank for that. I can’t imagine what it would have been like without him. Clinton took charge when he needed to, to make sure everything went perfect for me. His attention to detail and care for my wants exceeded my expectation and was exactly what I needed in a wedding coordinator. When it comes to officiating, he exceeded my expectations. I called around to multiple places and he had the most personality, and really seemed to care about us as a couple and what was right for us. For the ceremony, he made sure to tell our story. I received so many compliments on how he crafted and delivered the ceremony. He personalized the ceremony so that everyone felt like they were there through it all with us. It was fun reliving our story from the beginning. He had so many people crying happy tears lol. I came into this just looking for someone to marry us and came out with a friend. If you’re considering someone to coordinate or officiate your wedding, it would be a mistake to not go with him." --Kelsey T