The Wedding Officantado
The Crystal Wedding Parlor
Growing up in a large family, I learned early on patience, tolerance and the importance of considering others first rather than myself, which has been an invaluable asset when I interact with my clients. My family background also helped flourish a love of people and the willingness to listen, engage, understand and problem solve, which invariably overlaps into my work. Private school education from elementary through high school, prepared me to be culturally and intellectually informed and empathetic to others, which also has proven to be an invaluable asset in my business and socially.
My natural inclination for being a help to others fostered my career as a trusted luxury services provider, spanning over 25 years. In such time I have developed relationships with families who have entrusted me to provide therapeutic/spa services, Hospitalized bedside grooming, interior design, landscape and architectural design, private charters, travel chaperone, sober companion, catering, corporate & personal event production, nutritional lifestyle support, private security, senior/hospice care, secured transporting and pet care for them as well as their beloved family members. Motivated by my client’s trust and appreciation for my business acumen, I’ve added several certifications and skills to my caché to accommodate their needs. With my love of assisting couples who have found love, I found it apropos that I become an ordained minister and marry them as well.
Over Forty years ago, for the first time I had the privilege of participating in a wedding as a flower girl and experiencing the joy, excitement and wonderment of a wedding day. Since that day I have been fascinated with everything wedding related and have been a bride’s maid three times and a maid of honor twice. I also planned my wedding, designed my gown, headpiece & veil and catered the rehearsal dinner. Twenty-seven years later whenever I encounter guests of my wedding, immediately they remind me of the unforgettable wonderful time they had. Whenever my luxury services are wedding related, they are all the more sweeter for me. If I’m providing hairstyling or makeup artistry, catering, wedding planning, assisting with wedding gown selection/design, ring design & fabrication, a personalized bridal bouquet, grand floral motifs, producing a dream wedding, a fantasy destination wedding or as a personal chef preparing a surprise marriage proposal dinner. In short I have assisted my clients in every aspect of their wedding process.
When clients choose me to be participate in their special day, they do so with the confidence that my only agenda is to give them the wedding day they desire without exception.
Licenses & Certifications
Foreign Language & Second Language English Teacher
Executive Chef ServSafe Manager
Mental Health First Aid Counselor
Adult & Pediatric First Aid CPR & AED
Act 235 Armed Security Agent
Landscape & Architectural Designer