This year weddings started out so great with the busiest March I’ve ever had. This season feels different...more optimism, more conventional weddings, more awesome venues than ever....so many new ones! And I’ve seen more very young military men and women seeking to marry their partners in inexpensive elopements. I try to make these as special and memorable as I can just because I believe every couple should have a memorable wedding. I love living in the Coastal Virginia area. I grew up in Norfolk surrounded by Navy families coming and going all the time. When I married, it was a local Smithfield man who won my heart and we raised our 4 children in this rural area. It was only when I became involved with weddings that I started visiting my old stomping grounds in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. I love the oceanfront, love listening to the water, the birds, collecting seashells....but most of all.....performing weddings!!! Being a part of someone’s special day, helping create the special moments, the words that try to describe love, devotion, honor, joining as one. I feel so blessed by this work, or as I prefer, this calling. My destiny, to celebrate love on so many wedding days!!