Sarah came to this profession after realizing that she loved weddings and working with people. She would like to help you make this day truly YOURS. She is happy to craft your vows to be as secular or spiritual, casual or formal, simple or complex as you would like. Sarah understands that, while the goal is to satisfy and represent the bride and groom, there are often other people involved whose traditions need a bit of "a nod". With her guidance, you will, together, write a personalized ceremony that will strike all of the right chords and reflect your personality.
Sarah is a preferred vendor for: The Barr Mansion, Camp Lucy, Le San Michele, The Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, The Driskill Hotel, Mercury Hall, The Palm Door, Hummingbird House, Travaasa, and Chapel Dulcinea.
Contact Sarah and "Let's Do It" Vows for more information about her officiant / celebrant services for opposite and same-sex weddings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals in Austin, Central Texas, and West Texas.
FULL CEREMONY video: Emily & David's Big Day, Bethel Hall, Saint David's Church, Austin, TX
SOME FRESH IDEAS FOR CEREMONY READINGS:
Some Thoughts from a True Genius, by Albert Einstein
Capturing thoughts on early love, Einstein said, "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
Decades later, reflecting on his own marriage on his 50th wedding anniversary, here is what Einstein observed about the success of their union.
“When we first got married, we made a pact. It was this: In our life together, it was decided I would make all of the big decisions and my wife would make all of the little decisions. For fifty years, we have held true to that agreement. I believe that is the reason for the success in our marriage. However, the strange thing is that in fifty years, there hasn’t been one big decision.”
i carry your heart, by ee cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog, by Taylor Mali
First of all, it’s a big responsibility,
especially in a city like Austin.
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.
Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable.
Who knows what love could do in its own defense?
On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know Don’t you ever do that again!
Sometimes love just wants to go out for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise. It will run you around the block
and leave you panting, breathless. Pull you in different directions
at once, or wind itself around and around you
until you’re all wound up and you cannot move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.
Contact Sarah and "Let's Do It" Vows for more information about her officiant / celebrant services in Austin, Central Texas, and West Texas.