Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Dorien and Kenny got married atop a hill, overlooking a canyon, facing west towards San Diego.
Dorien and I went to high school together, so it was an honor and a pleasure to officiate her wedding to her beloved Kenny. I had known Kenny over the years, and then, recently, I had been teaching them yoga in a small group so our relationship had deepened in that way.
D and K are one of those couples whose delight in one another is apparent quite from the start. It was simply my job (our task) to give it voice.
Gina gave my wife and I the exact ceremony that we conceived in our hearts. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We had a non-traditional wedding, and one of the major reasons why was we wanted a ceremony that would be specific to us and our love for each other. Gina gave us that and then some. She met with us several times and really got a sense of not only who my wife and I are as people, but why we wanted to get married to each other. That attention and understanding came through in a ceremony that was sincere, moving, loving, and all the things my wife and I see and feel for each other. Just amazing!Kenny S
From the bottom of my heart, let me start from the top and say: Gina took us on the shortest notice and spun it into grace. she took all of me in with pure insight. The service began with a guided meditation. I was grounded, and with Gina on my right and Tommy in front of me, I was sure I was in the most perfect space. Gina's sermon was poignant and she listened, illuminating truths that hadn't occurred to me. She saw me for me and anchored our happily-ever-after. I wouldn't have had it any other way. She is so committed to the service she provides. She brings grace, humility, refinement, consideration and dignity.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tamar was my yoga student. She and her beloved George were stumped on what type of wedding was right for them. They knew they wanted ceremony and the sacred ritual of a wedding, but they couldn't imagine going the traditional route with hundreds of their family and friends.
We sat down, and, almost at once, it became clear. The vision of their perfect wedding started to come into view.
As always, it was a pleasure and an honor working with them and helping them to tell their story to eachother and their witnesses.
Trying to put what you did for us in words just doesn’t do justice to the magic, peace and beauty you brought to our wedding... I'm tearing up right now just thinking about it!!!! Thank you for being there for us. I can't imagine anyone who would be more perfect for us.
it was such a beautiful day . Thank you for being such an vital and nurturing part of it. You are a tender, thoughtful guide -Tamar H.