When she got engaged, my best friend asked me to perform her wedding ceremony. She and her fiance came from different cultures and traditions, and wanted an original ceremony that reflected not only their background, but their personalities and relationship.

Lindsey, Ben, & I on their wedding day!

I was honored that she had asked me to undertake this, and I immediately began researching the ceremonies and rituals they had asked for. I was astonished with everything that was out there! There was so much wonderful material, so many traditions and rituals and ceremonies that could be included! Why wasn’t everyone exploring this, finding unique ways to express themselves through their wedding ceremony? I discovered a true passion for creating, writing, and officiating original weddings.

In addition, I LOVE weddings!  I feel so lucky that I get to be part of each couple’s special day, creating these beautiful moments for them that I know they will remember and treasure always.  Weddings are such beautiful, wonderful moments in your life, and I aim to really capture that deep feeling of love and commitment in your ceremony.

I am a certified Celebrant, an ordained non-denominational minister, and authorized to perform weddings & civil unions in New Jersey.

I have a BA in Theatre Arts from Drew University, and a background in creative writing and performance. Though I do not follow a specific spiritual path, I have a deep respect and understanding of the tradition, ceremony, and ritual associated with many religions.

On a personal note, I live in East Rutherford, NJ with my fiance, Dan, and our two kitties, Maeby and Friday (they’re quite adorable).  We are currently planning our own wedding for October of 2010!

You can learn more about me on my website! www.Eclectic-Unions.com

Feel free to email me with any questions – jessie@eclectic-unions.com

My awesome header for the blog was created by the beautiful bride pictured above, Lindsey Rose Weisman.  You can learn more about her on her blog!