Explore the full dimension of this major life event with a customized wedding ceremony
David Gellman and Alex Gellman will work with you to tailor a ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values, your heritage, your unique spiritual outlook, and truly expresses the magnificent bond you share with your partner.
Whether you draw from ancient cultures and philosophers, or from the rich tradition of verses on love by poets as diverse as Kahil Gibran and Shel Silverstein, or pen your own expressions – or do all of the above – the Gellman’s customized and thorough approach assures you and your guests of a memorable, meaningful event.
All couples, of all faiths or no faith, including same sex are welcome.
Weddings can be performed in any location. We also offer blessings rituals for your new born, the sick, your home and to honour significant changes in your life.
A copy of the text of your ceremony will be beautifully bound and decorated for you to cherish.
For a truly blessed celebration have an interfaith minister reside over your next significant event.
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls”
Fulfill Your Dream of the Perfect Wedding with a Customized Wedding Ceremony
Explore the full dimension of this major life event with a unique, customized wedding ceremony. David Gellman and Alex Gellman will work with you to tailor a ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values, your heritage, your unique spiritual outlook, and truly expresses the deep bond you share with your partner. This personalized and thorough approach assures you and your guests of a memorable, meaningful event.
We embrace all concepts from simple to elaborate, and all aspects of spirituality and personal expression. Draw from ancient rituals and cultures, or from the rich tradition of verses on love by poets as diverse as Kahil Gibran and Shel Silverstein, or pen your own expressions – or do all of the above. We promise a customized wedding ceremony that will be unique, spiritually fulfilling, emotionally rich, and memorable for all.
All wedding packages include:
- INTRODUCTORY ONE HOUR MEETING – at which we will gather background information, help to clarify your vision of the event, and capture the essence of your unique relationship
- A DRAFT OF THE CEREMONY – to be emailed to the couple for preview and final approval before the wedding
- YOUR CHOICE OF LOCATION FOR THE CEREMONY – anywhere in Southern Ontario
- BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND DECORATED TEXT – a copy of the finalized text of your ceremony, beautifully bound and decorated for you to cherish.
- PERFORMING THE CEREMONY – under the jurisdiction of the Province of Ontario
- REGISTERING THE OFFICIAL MARRIAGE WITH THE ONTARIO GOV’T
You’re sure to find the right fit among the selection of wedding packages we offer. Choose from the following:
Star of Wisdom
Includes all items outlined above PLUS:
ONE HOUR COMMUNICATION CONSULTATION – designed to help the couple learn to communicate and express their needs to each other in an effective manner. This step helps set the stage for individuals to grow as a couple and support the vision expressed in their wedding ceremony.
Star of Fulfillment
Includes all items outlined in the “Star of Wisdom” package PLUS:
A SECOND MEETING TO REVIEW THE DRAFT IN PERSON – for final tweaking
ONE HOUR COACHING SESSION – on how to listen to one another and learn to speak the language of the other person
Star of Love, Beauty, and Joy
Includes all items outlined in the “Star of Fulfillment” package PLUS:
CUSTOMIZED RELATIONSHIP ANALYSES – this 3 hour session will include personality and relationship tools such as Ennegram, Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Spiritual Astrology. You’ll get to know each other on a deeper spiritual plane and gain powerful and rewarding personal insights.
The Four Directional Stars
This ceremony will be created in keeping with ancient shamanistic principles and energies, designed to prepare the couple for a life in harmony with the natural and spiritual worlds.
Alex is descended from a long line of Yaqui Indians, the tribe upon which the books of Carlos Castaneda were based. The Yaqui are known for their healing powers and their deep connection to nature. They believed the world of spirit and the natural world were a perfect unit, balanced and whole and residing in us all. The couple will gain a greater understanding of the balance between the two worlds, and of the nature of Spirit and its connection to every day life.
Customized rituals will be devised to facilitate connection and balance for the couple, including a revelation of each person’s unique animal totem and the animal token they share as a couple. Alex will clear and bless the ceremonial space with traditional, revered herbs and prepare a special herbal bath for the couple to bathe in prior to the ceremony.
She will also perform the ancient ritual of the blessing of the rings, by evoking the four guardians of the four compass directions (east, west, south and north). Candles and incense will be selected to reflect the spirit essence of the couple. Flowers will be chosen that stimulate and enhance the energy of the couple’s chakra and will be worn by the couple and used for decoration.
By employing techniques of shamanistic divination, the most auspicious date for the wedding and for its location will be determined.
This package also includes the clearing of past relationship energies that will release any baggage carried from old, worn out attachments that may be hindering your fulfillment as a couple. If one or both of the couple have been married previously, there will be a ritual prior to taking the vows to vanquish and disconnect any lingering spirit essence. Your hearts will be strengthened with knowledge gained by experience, and your energy freed to focus on your present and future prospects.
The package does not include the flowers and candles. Herbal bath and smudging herbs are included in the price