CEREMONY + RITUAL
Ceremony + Ritual Philosophy
In every ceremony I officiate, there is always a moment where I am struck with wonder. No matter how complex our lives, or how different our backgrounds, the mysteries of birth, growth, love, change and death are some of the most important experiences we will ever have. Ceremony catches those moments as they happen and invites others to stand in witness, to participate, to remember what came before and share the vision of what will unfold. Ceremony can be simple or elaborate. There can be many people in attendance, or just a few. What matters is that our hearts are open to transformation.
Ceremony + Ritual Roots
I am ordained as a non-denominational minister through the highly regarded ceremony association, Journeys of the Heart. Since 2011, I have had the great honor of officiating life cycle ceremonies for individuals, couples and families.
Ceremony Path // Creating a Ceremony Together
If you are interested in creating a ceremony or ritual with me, you are probably creative and drawn to sincerity. You are likely imagining a ceremony that is unique and personal. Something that touches the heart, while at the same time feels comfortable and accessible. You want someone who will collaborate with you, guiding the process with experience and resources, but listening to your ideas and following your lead.
Ceremonies + Rituals Include:
New baby blessings
Rites of passage for teens
Personalized ceremony for important life event
Schedule Your Ceremony Consultation
All ceremony planning starts with a complimentary, no-obligation, phone consultation to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. A variety of ceremony packages are available, providing a range of personalization and pricing.
I’m looking forward to working with you on Ceremony or Ritual!
Clients have said:
"When we were planning our wedding, finding an officiant was one of the more difficult tasks. We come from different backgrounds and neither of us are religious, so we weren’t sure where to turn. We were looking for an officiant who was warm, professional, and supportive. From the moment we met Tara, we both knew we had found the right person.
From that initial meeting onward, both us felt totally comfortable and confident in her ability to lead our ceremony. Tara struck the perfect balance of being welcoming and receptive to our input while still taking control and putting us at ease. She provided guidance and reassurance for us when it came to writing our own vows. As a result, our ceremony felt personal, eloquent, and warm. For weeks, our guests told us how much they enjoyed the 'sweet' and 'touching' ceremony, and it is certainly one of our favorite memories of the day. We could not have asked for a better start to our marriage and are so appreciative to Tara for all the time and thought she put into making our day so special!"
– Margot and Adam