Marriage is a pathway of the heart and a gift to be treasured for a lifetime. I am a wedding officiant, minister and celebrant performing non-denominational and interfaith weddings straight from the heart. I believe that it is a great joy and honor to share the most joyous of days with you, your wedding day. The weddings that I perform are personal, meaningful and co-created with you, the bride and groom, so that it will be a ceremony that speaks to your hearts.
I was ordained by The New Seminary in New York City in 1996 and received ordination authorizing my services nationwide. I have been officiating weddings since 2001 and am available throughout Bexar and the surrounding counties. I have officiated weddings in large venues, gardens, churches, on hillsides and backyards.
We begin with a meeting to get acquainted where you and I discuss not only the specifics of your wedding day, but the most important aspects of your wedding, your vows and the words you will speak to each other as you exchange rings. You can expect my full presence. I love hearing your story! I want to know what brought you together; how this love has changed you. Whether your wedding is just the two of you with two witnesses or a large gathering of family and friends, the care I give in delivering your vows is the same.
You have spent much time planning your reception and the other details of your wedding day. This is good—-it is a party of a lifetime. Your ceremony deserves the same careful consideration. That special moment when you pledge your love for one another and take your vows is the true highlight of your wedding day and will be long remembered after the party is over.
The typical service includes a welcome, a reading, an address from the minister, vows, exchange of rings, the pronouncement, and of course the kiss. You can use this as a guide and fill in with ceremonies or components that have significance to you.
I look forward to assisting you in creating a marriage ceremony that speaks to your hearts and I will be honored to deliver your vows as you enter this most sacred union.
Rev. Suzanne S. Benson