Rev. Carrie MaKenna is an Independent, Non-denominational Ceremony Officiant specializing in Spiritual, not religious ceremonies for Moments That Matter such as Weddings, Baby Blessings, and House and Business Clearings and Blessings.
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|Posted on August 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Daniel & Megan chose the Sand Ceremony using pink and white to create a beautiful keepsake. They spoke personal words of love to each other instead of traditional vows. And they put a spin on the Bowl of Blessings Ceremony and received written blessings from their guests.
|Posted on May 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM||comments (0)|
Melissa and Ben chose not to trust Colorado's fickle spring weather. They opted for a simple ceremony indoors at the elegant Grant-Humphries Mansion in Denver. To include the diverse members of their extended families they gave flowers of gratitude to their Mothers, honored Melissa's grandparents for their long-lasting marriages, and had their fathers present readings. The weather held for refreshments and pictures outdoors, followed by a gracious indoor sit-down reception.
|Posted on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM||comments (0)|
OK, I didn't think I would find myself caught up in the Royal Wedding. Not because I think ill of the Royals or anything. Just that I've got a lot to do in my own life, and the wedding was at 4:00 in the morning here in Colorado. Last December someone mentioned Kate Middleton and I had no idea who she was.
But it became impossible to avoid seeing Prince William and Kate in the media. When I finally watched one of the interviews with them I fell in love with them as people. And it became obvious that they really care for each other.
There's a very good sign that Prince William and Kate Middleton will have a long-lasting and compatible marriage. Research shows that couples who actively participate in selecting or writing some component of their wedding ceremony are more likely to be compatible and stay together. It seems to show that they are interested in and willing to work together on something that has meaning for both of them.
Will and Kate wrote the following prayer that was said during their wedding ceremony:
"God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen."
It also helps that they have known each other a long time. They have lived and traveled together, and seen how each other respond to adversity. Plus they appear to genuinely like each other. It seems like they will be good partners throughout their life together.
|Posted on April 24, 2011 at 9:27 PM||comments (0)|
Elicia & Doug had a sweet ceremony at a private rental home in Breckenridge.
It was a pleasure to work with planner Wendee Walter-Vezzetti
and photographer Andrea Flanagan.
|Posted on March 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM||comments (0)|
Rebecca & Brad wanted a Celtic-Inspired Ceremony that included their children.
We designed a Family Circle of Light and Children's Vows Ceremonies.
Then the Bride & Groom concluded with a Hand-Fasting
and Stepping Across the Broom from the Irish tradition.
My greatest joy is helping a family unite in a way that makes them happy.
|Posted on March 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM||comments (0)|
Jourdan and Ryan "Tie-the-Knot" atop Winter Park Ski Area with boarding buddies.
They drove in from St. Louis for the ceremony and honeymoon.
Beautiful Views, Gorgeous Day, Love in the Air.
|Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM||comments (0)|
With all the family in Denver for the Holidays, why not celebrate with a wedding. Daneille and Tim tied the knot with a simple ceremony in front of family. The only thing missing was snow, but it was cold enough for this Arizona couple.
|Posted on October 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM||comments (0)|
The Brides, Tawni and Denise, have been friends since childhood. The couples shared their own vows. Then they and their children all dropped pebbles in water to signify the ripples of their lives intersecting with each others'. It was a beutiful evening shared by all.
|Posted on September 28, 2010 at 12:41 AM||comments (0)|
Preparing for a Double Wedding 10-10-10! Two couples with 9 kids between them will share a Ripples Ceremony to join their families-Awesome!
|Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
Janice & George share a beautiful wine ceremony to celebrate their union.
|Posted on August 17, 2010 at 5:14 AM||comments (0)|
Congratualtions Laurienne and Karl. Here they drop pebbles in water along with their children, signifying the ripples of their lives now intersecting as a new family.
I wrote this ceremony for a couple several years ago and it has become a favorite in my portfolio of unique ceremonies.
|Posted on August 9, 2010 at 3:49 PM||comments (0)|
Wine Ceremony with Sharon & Ted provided a moment of humor.
Their sweet ceremony included his kids.
|Posted on August 5, 2010 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations Anne & Andy! What a beautiful location - Devil's Thumb Ranch, Winter Park.
Rain threatened, but we got to be outdoors. Gorgeous!!!
|Posted on July 27, 2010 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
Damara and Josh represent a true melting pot "American" couple. Between them they have Greek, English, Apache, Irish and Scottish heritage! FUN!!!
As part of their ceremony they gave their mother's roses to thank them. To celebrate Josh's Apache heritage his Dad read a Native American Blessing. Because Damara is a ballet dancer they chose the reading from Gifts from the Sea that begins with, "A good relationship is like a dance."
After the vows they shared wine from a single cup. That made Damara's Greek Ya-Ya (grandmother) happy - "It's just like an Orthodox wedding!" she said. Sweet.
I'm always so happy when I can help a couple create a ceremony that honors their heritage.
|Posted on July 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Just created and performed a sweet Mexican Traditions wedding with 13 Coins and Lasso ceremonies. Congratulations Laura and Raymond.