Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Forest Park locations

I've been officiating weddings for the entire 20 years since I was ordained. Now we have multiple ministers. We have had a run of beautiful weddings lately and I thought I'd share some photos of recent ones in some locations that we have done weddings before and some new ones too. 
The Grand Basin in Forest Park
Some of these weddings were custom full service ceremonies and some were of the "short and sweet" variety.  As the photos show a wedding can be beautiful in either type. So far we've planned this out for two weeks but we may continue and feature more locations and ceremonies.

Mr. and Mrs. Mulrenin
Our first wedding we are featuring is the "short and sweet" variety that we offer at WedXpress and EZ-Wed Elopement Service .This one was shot at The Grand Basin in Forest Park.

These seven to ten minute ceremonies are pre-written and are offered in religious or non religious versions. They may have an exchange of rings or not.

This is not a courthouse wedding. These ceremonies use beautiful language and imagery.  The couple receives a keepsake bound copy of their ceremony personalized with their names throughout, as well as a four color certificate of marriage. 

The EZ-Wed Elopement Services also included a bridal bouquet and 30 or 60 photos like the ones shown here.  

I think these photos show that you can have a beautiful wedding that will be memorable without having to spend a lot of money.  (Note that the cost of the officiate is one of the smallest expenses of any wedding.) 

Our primary business comes from our full service weddings, done by Remembrance Weddings 

These more formal weddings are written specifically for a couple based on a questionnaire developed over my twenty years of marrying couples. It evolves as my experience grows so that I really get tothe heart of what is important to the couple and what they really want for their ceremony. I've modified it and the information I involve in the planning twice this year. The questionnaire is really helpful to both those couples .
  • who know exactly what they want but are wanting additional ideas and possibilities.
  • who don't know exactly what they want but they want to be able to plan a ceremony for their special day and want someone who can help them get a thorough review of the possibilities.
Our attention to detail both in the ceremonies and the staging of the ceremony separate Remembrance Weddings from the  rest of the officiates.

The two weeks of weddings we feature here in our blog for Remembrance Weddings represent both the old and the new. This week we are featuring some old familiar spots for St. Louis weddings. The first wedding features photos from The Grand Basin and the second are photos of The Jewel Box  both in Forest Park, City of St. Louis. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkes-Cates
Both are very familiar locations as I have done several ceremonies a year at each over the last 15 or so years.

The Grand Basin is a beautiful spor for either the short or the full service wedding.

Next week we'll show you some new least new to us.  And a unique home wedding.


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