Presentation of a Bride and Groom
As a Chicago wedding officiant as well as a designer of wedding
ceremonies I teach my couples that- clearly, and without exception,
facing your guests is the most dramatic, visually engaging, and
change you can make to your wedding ceremony. Let's face it,
your guests are dying to see you, and to share this most wonderful
of a lifetime experience with you, - let them!
Your wedding photography will
improve radically. Your guests will for once, not only be treated
to seeing you as bride and groom, but in hearing you take your
vows as well. And the elegance and openness of your pose tells
everyone how proud you are of the loved one standing beside
you. At your reception, you will listen to their compliments
all night long.
Breaking with the old fashioned
and visually dysfunctional look of the old style format,
which places your guests in the role of mere observers, this
forward and open format connects the audience with the bride
and groom. Having established this visual connection, your
wedding ceremony now has a far stronger sense of family and
friendship with those attending.
Just as importantly, all of your
guests will get to hear every word of your ceremony as your
voices will now project into your audience, rather than away
from them. The attractiveness of the bride's beautiful gown,
her lovely bouquet, the gowns and tuxedos of the bridal party,
as well as the floral arrangements of the brides maids, are
all brought fully to bear before the on looking audience as
seen above. This format has no equal.
When performing your ceremony,
I will at times stand beside you- known as speaking 'offset.'
While at other times I will stand in center aisle facing you
along with your guests. Clearly,
this is the ultimate presentation of a bride and groom in a