When you want someone to care
                          as much as you do.....
 Rev. Judith L. Guasch, M.Div.
                          Wedding Officiant

Serving S. Central PA, MD DC
                           (717) 222-9173 
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Weddings & More

Weddings, Civil Unions, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies & Commitment Ceremonies
                                                      
Introducing the Happy Couple      Whether planning a small, quiet wedding for a few close family members and friends, or having a large wedding with several hundred people, the wedding ceremony should reflect who the two of you are as a couple.  No matter if you are getting married for the first time, renewing your vows on an anniversary, or celebrating a commitment ceremony, I treat every wedding as if it were my own. 

      I encourage couples to involve others in their wedding ceremony... use attendants, ask a favorite family member to share a reading, present mothers with roses or have them help in the Unity Candle ceremony...if children are sharing the day, involve them in a sand ceremony, or have a son escort his bridal mother down the aisle.  

      If you want to include something in your wedding ceremony which I do not already offer, NO PROBLEM!  I have written or helped couples write many different items for their personalized ceremonies. 

What's Included?

~~Receipt of the  “Ceremony Planning Guide."  (Varies depending upon package.)
~~Unlimited phone access to This Officiant throughout Client’s  planning process.
~~Pre-ceremony meeting to finalize ceremony plans.
~~Availability on wedding day, if available and requested, to offer a blessing of the meal. 
~~Coordination on wedding day with other vendors, such as music, photographers, etc.
~~An archival quality, personalized printed booklet of client ceremony. (Some packages)
~~ An archival quality Keepsake Certificate.  (Some packages)
~~Timely filing of  all legal paperwork.
~~Guidance on the day of the rehearsal, if requested.

~~And lastly, by using a professional, you get my years of experience when the unexpected happens on the day of your ceremony!  Someone forgot the rings, NO PROBLEM!  Florist forgot the roses for the Mothers' Rose Ceremony?  NO PROBLEM!!


"Reverend Judith is awesome!  She was a complete dream to work with.   Our wedding was outside on our family's farm.  We weren’t able to rehearse on site for our wedding, due to tornados that ran through most of western Maryland the day before our wedding.  This left us (and the rest of the bridal party) somewhat uneasy about the ceremony positioning, etc.  There also wasn't a "coordinator" or "planner" on site, but Rev. Judith worked with our DJ to make sure our ceremony ran perfectly.  She made sure all of the party felt comfortable with the ceremony before we started.  ...  We've had a least half of our guests tell us it was the most moving wedding ceremony they'd ever attended. And everyone told us how much they enjoyed Rev. Judith and the way she made everyone in attendance feel like they were part of our ceremony.  Rev. Judith is absolutely amazing."
                            Melanie - Married June 2, 2012   See full review at Wedding Wire
  • UNIQUE OFFERINGS  to Re-Traditionalize Your Wedding Ceremony

Broom Jumping

  • Unity Candle
  • First Cup of Wine
  • Rose Ceremony (Couple)
  • Rose Ceremony (Mothers)
  • Sand Ceremony
  • Second Rings such as Soul Mate or Family Heirloom
  • Tartan Presentation
  • Wedding Coin
  • Varmala or Lei Ceremony
  • Mandala & Cord Ceremony
  • Blessing of the Four Winds
  • Glass Breaking
  • Broom Jumping
                                      Jumping the Broom                                               Jumping the Broom








Sand Ceremony & Rose Ceremony


                                                                  

           
Similar to lighting a Unity Candle, the 
                           Sand Ceremony
       is a beautiful "First Act," especially for outdoor 
       weddings where candles would extinguish. 
       The couple, and sometimes their children,
       pours different colors of sand into one single 
       container, symbolizing the further joining and
       blending of their lives. 





Wedding Sand Ceremony