Creative Ceremonies
by Virginia Moore
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below are some of the unsolicited thank you notes
and emails I've received.  I guarantee that these are
real responses from real brides, grooms, and same
sex couples whose ceremonies I wrote and officiated.
Thank you - Thank you - Thank you!!!

We loved our wedding so much, and it was so special
because of your wonderful ceremony.  Everyone
loved your words and presence.  They thought it was
the best wedding having it close and natural - Thank
You -

Love to You - Tanya & Milenko
Dear Virginia,

Mark and I wanted to thank you again for helping us
create the most wonderful wedding ceremony!  We
started with a blank page and you helped guide us to
select a perfect assortment of meaningful words
accompanied by your wonderful introduction and
closing comments.

We appreciate the time you spent getting to know us
through meetings, emails and the couples interview
which we completed separately.  We both feel that you
understood us completely and it came through with a
perfect ceremony on April 29th.

I also wanted to mention that at the reception (and still
now) almost every guest has told us how he or she
loved the ceremony!  One husband admitted to me
after the ceremony that he doesn't enjoy weddings, but
was very touched by the inclusion of the children.  He
was raised by a stepfather, and shed a tear during that
part.  Another friend of mine asked where we found
you.  She wished that she could get married again with
the thought and care you put into our ceremony. In
fact, when I look back at the pictures, there were quite
a few others wiping their eyes, holding hands and
smiling.  You created and executed a ceremony that
not only touched us, but all of our friends and family
who attended.

Thank you for helping us make our wedding day very

Donna & Mark
Dear Virginia,

The Ceremony you performed for us and our
guests on Saturday was wonderful.  Everyone
was delighted by the customs and traditions
you shared.  

We appreciate all you did to work with us in
the weeks that lead up to the wedding (we
know it wasn't always easy).

Thank you,
Melissa & Michael
Dear Virginia,

Once again we'd like to thank you for the
wonderful job you did at the wedding.  We've
received so many compliments on the ceremony
from our guests, and we owe it all to you.  By
blending modern and traditional elements, like the
hand-fasting ritual, we felt like we had a truly
unique and memorable ceremony.

Warmest wishes,
Sam & Shannon

Thank you so much for conceiving of and performing
our ceremony.  So many people said they had been
truly moved by being there and that it was so
genuine.  You really were quite masterful at
capturing the essence of what we wanted to share
with each other and our larger community of family
and friends.  
I hope you find this folder from India helpful in your
work to help many other people create meaningful
moments in their lives.  You truly helped us create
the most important moment in ours.  

Charlotte & Amita

I just wanted to write to you to express to you our
profound pleasure and gratitude for the ceremony you
performed for us, not only as a bride and groom, but as a
blended family.

It was very important to us that our ceremony not just
include our children from our previous marriage, but that
they play a central part in the ceremony itself. You took
the time to meet with us, and stay in contact with us over
the several months leading up to our big day, and really
immersed your self in the planning as well as our hopes
and desires, and you brought them forward from thoughts
and dreams into a spectacular reality that well surpassed
what we had hoped for..

Seeing tears of happiness come to my husbands eyes, was
a beautiful feeling, only surpassed by the tears of
happiness and the smiles on the faces of our children.. I
can not tell you how many guest remarked and
commented on our truly unique ceremony and expressed
great happiness at a ceremony that kept them interested

Many brides have an idea in their mind of how their
wedding day will be, and that picture is unfortunately not
always exactly as they imagined when the big day actually
arrived... reality does not always follow the mental image
and dream that brides carry with them throughout the
planning... Our wedding and our ceremony was far and
above anything I could have imagined... you fulfilled not
only our wishes and hopes, but went above and beyond to
make them a reality for us... there are not words to ever
express our gratitude or ever express how truly happy we
are to have found you!

Thank you so very much!
Shawn and Martin
Thank you so much for being an integral part of
our ceremony.  Your ideas and participation, as
well as your assistance in helping us work in ways
our family could easily participate, made it a
beautiful ceremony that we'll always treasure.

In love, peace and harmony,
Karen & Jeanine
We cannot thank you enough for being a part of our
wedding day.  Your beautiful words, patience, and humor
made the ceremony our own,

All our best,
Megan and Sam

You are amazing at your job.  The wedding was
perfect. Perfect. You were calm and adaptable.  The
ceremony was thoughtful, deep, reflective--perfect.

My dad is a very smart man---who---doesn't love
weddings because he often finds them unimaginative
and boring.  He loved ours.  He said it was the best
ceremony he has ever seen/witnessed.  And--he was
only one of many who said the ceremony was
amazing.  Todd and I agree.  We loved every minute of
it---I have been replaying the whole ceremony in my
head---for the past few days---and sometimes I
smile---and other times I get misty-eyed.

Thank you for making our wedding vows and
ceremony our favorite memory of the wedding.  (And
we had a gret time the entire wedding.)  But you made
our wedding perfect.

Please let me know if you would like us to write a
testimonial for your website---we would be honored.

I am so glad my sister found you---you are LOVELY.  
Thank you!

Todd and Ali
Creating Ceremonies in
Charlottesville & Central
VA, Augusta,
& Page Counties.

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