Michael & Yasmine: Married Beneath The Full Moon

Most people probably spent April 16, 2011 stressing over the last-minute details of their 2010 tax returns however Michael and Yasmine chose this date to celebrate their love in an intimate wedding ceremony hosted at a private home in Brentwood, CA.

As the full moon rose in the east, the sun settled into the hills of Brentwood and the Pacific ocean glistened in the distant background the two exchanged vows in a couples-centered, non-religious ceremony that reflected their love for each other and their committment to create a new life together. Among the witnesses were a mother hawk and her hatchlings who watched from their nearby nest.

Afterwords, my husband and I joined the couple and their guests for a fantastic evening of mixing, mingling, great music and delicious food.

Hello from Rev. Connie Jones-Steward

Your wedding will be a unique life experience and your ceremony should be a reflection of that uniqueness. The words spoken by your officiant should reflect and express the deep love and commitment that the two of of you share.

I would be honored to help make your wedding day as stress free and memorable an experience as possible. As an ordained minister I am legally able to solemnize marriage in the State of California.

In addition to being a wedding officiant, I am also an anthropologist with knowledge of cultures, traditions and religions from around the world. My anthropological background has equipped me with research skills, cultural sensitivity and an appreciation for diversity that will help me to help you create a wedding that truly expresses your cultural and spiritual identities. And because I am a mobile officiant, I can perform your wedding at the location of your choice; elegant restaurant, intimate backyard or warm sunny beach.