With This Ring, I Thee Wedd is lead by Leora Willis, a wedding officiant serving couples in Washington, DC, Maryland, in Virginia.
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! As you approach this major stepping stone in your life, I could not begin to describe the honor to stand with you on this prominent day. I believe that standing aside you as your wedding officiant is a very important job – to ensure that you and your spouse actually get married!
Let’s begin this journey with a complimentary meeting in order to get to know each other.
“To Be One With Each Other what greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?”
— George Eliot
Leora is an amazing person who guided us through the process with kindness, clarity and joy. We would recommend her to anyone. She was an integral part of the day and is a wonderful addition to our memories.
The objective of any ceremony is to legally bind two individuals so at the end of the day, they can say to the world “this is my spouse!” Not only do I ensure the legality of your commitment, but also, I ensure your passion will be conveyed through the energy of your ceremony. By encouraging couples to actively engage through the sharing of their wedding dreams, I am able to set the perfect tone of their ceremony. Whether it be formal or informal, spiritual or secular, serious or playful, I assure you your ceremony will meet all your wishes. These personal touches within your ceremony are the moments that create memories in time on the hearts of all of your guests.
My services as your celebrant are comprehensive to save you time and effort. For example, you are provided unlimited consultation and assistance as you prepare for your wedding ceremony; and I’m available to assist you with the rehearsal by offering you knowledge I have gained over the past 26 years by suggesting tools you might want to employ; providing customized draft scripts; and emailing you the link to the specific court you will visit in order to apply and obtain your marriage license.
From our first phone consultation, Leora listened carefully to our preferences, and was extremely easy to talk to. We had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony, and she helped walk us through some options, and crafted a script that was personalized and very much our style. We loved the simple vows that she used, and she included a beautiful note of remembrance for my husband’s father. It was clear that she really loves this job, and puts careful time and intention into crafting a meaningful ceremony for each couple.
– Kimberly S