Today, as we near the end of 2017, we present our 100th Marriage Minute. You’ve been on a journey with us to strengthen your relationship, and love itself will always be a journey of discoveries unique to your relationship.
In appreciation, we want to offer some general advice about the longevity of love.
Dr. John Gottman states in the final chapter of What Makes Love Last? that the best advice he can offer any couple is to “revere each other and be grateful that you are in each other’s life.”
True love is woven out of honoring and understanding each other’s unique gifts, vulnerabilities, and eccentricities. Your journey is not going to be like any other couple’s, and that’s how it should be.
The first step toward nurturing true love is to recognize what it looks like for you, with all its imperfections and complications. The second is to honor it.
It was so special to marry Shannon and Neil yesterday at Gates of Heaven in Madison, WI. They were the sweetest couple to work with. The only people at the ceremony was the wedding couple, the photographer and videographer, their adorable dog Dexter, and me. Even though it was an elopement, it was still a very meaningful ceremony and the bride cried during her vows. No matter what size the wedding, it is still important to me to create a wedding that is customized to each and every couple I work with.
Thank you Shannon and Neil for writing such an amazing review for me on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Yelp.
"Pat was beyond amazing. We hired her for our elopement, and were looking for a non-religious, yet spiritual ceremony. She went above and beyond our expectations. She met with us twice before the ceremony (at no additional charge) and walked through paragraph by paragraph, helping us craft what we wanted to be said in the ceremony. She had great material she shared for us to pick from in order to create what we wanted. She was not only was our officiant- she guided us how to apply for marriage license and let us know the things we have to get done before the big day. She had a lot of supplemental material for readings (religious and non religious), music, other vendors, etc. On the big day, the ceremony was executed beautifully. She followed up after the wedding to let us know she filed the paperwork, and gave further instruction. I could not have asked for anything better than what she had to give. I highly recommend her!"
Thank you Kelsey and Chris for writing such a nice review for me on Wedding Wire. I'm so grateful for your taking the time to write such a kind and heartfelt review for me. It was wonderful to work with both of you and I was honored to officiate your wedding.
"My husband and I are so grateful that Pat was our officiant on our special day. From the beginning, Pat made us feel very comfortable. She has such an upbeat and positive personality/attitude, we loved that about her! Pat allowed us to customize our ceremony so it would be perfect for both my husband and myself. Because of Pat, our wedding ceremony was FLAWLESS! It was perfect and we received many compliments regarding Pat. I highly recommend Pat to officiate your wedding, you will not regret it!"
Kelsey and Chris married on November 17, 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue, Madison, WI
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