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Erin and Ryan, I didn’t know either one of you when we sat down for the first time to begin your premarital counseling.  Now, a year later, there’s a very special bond with you, and I love standing in front of you on this day. I’ve told you more than once, and told others about […]

  (On a 45 degree day with 20-mile-per-hour winds for an outdoor wedding at Raffaldini Winery in Elkin, I greatly abbreviated the ceremony and meditation for Colton and Kimberly.  Here’s what I had planned to say!) Colton and Kimberly, on this day when you formally choose each other, I want to thank you for choosing […]

Jordy and Emily, thank you!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives and of this special day.  A year ago I hardly knew you; now it feels like you’re friends. What shall I say to you on your wedding day?  The story of Jordy and Emily sounds like it could be […]

Torean and Jessie, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be here today for this special day. I can’t say this about very many people, but I know the exact date when I met both of you, at least I think I do.  And I know the place. I can’t even […]