An International Love Story Times 2!

The Introduction

"You married us 10 years ago...." That's how one of my favorite email messages for all time began and it continued "My friends are getting married in New York City and I told them 'You have to get Kim!'"

That's how I met Natalie and Krystian! I I married their friends, Evelyn and Hannes a decade ago. I loved their shining hearts and sophisticated style.

Don't miss the bonus picture below! 

 Celebrant Kim Kirkley with Austrian newlyweds, Evelyn and Hannes, Ladies Pavilion, Central Park

Celebrant Kim Kirkley with Austrian newlyweds, Evelyn and Hannes, Ladies Pavilion, Central Park

The Coaching

They say that birds of a feather flock together and Natalie and Krystian are just as wonderful! Krystian and Natalie loved that I have added virtual and in-person communication coaching to my offerings. Their final coaching session took place live in NYC and they glowed as they looked into each other eye's and shared what they admire and appreciate about each other!

 On their way to exchange vows...   Image courtesy   A ngela Altus

On their way to exchange vows... 

Image courtesy Angela Altus

The Ceremony

I love the prayer we focused on just before they were declared husband and wife:

"We also pray that they may build a life that brings them balance, health, and wisdom as they venture through the trials and triumphs to come. May they continue to strengthen their bond of love and find a gentle peacefulness in being hand in hand, wherever life leads them. May their love serve as a living reminder of your love for each of us and all beings. We give thanks for all that has come before and all that will be as the days and years unfold. May everyone leave this celebration feeling even more blessed than when they arrived. Amen"

 The vows...  Image courtesy   Angela Altus

The vows...

Image courtesy Angela Altus

 The rings...  Image courtesy   Angela Altus

The rings...

Image courtesy Angela Altus

 Photograph courtesy of    @angela_altus

Photograph courtesy of   @angela_altus

 Photograph courtesy of   @angela_altus

Photograph courtesy of  @angela_altus

The First Family

 Evelyn, Hannes and their children!

Evelyn, Hannes and their children!

Perhaps 10 years from now I will receive a beautiful picture of Natalie and Krystian with their children and a referral!

Here's to more love and more love story ceremonies!

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

Wedding Planner: Happily Ever After Events

Photographer: Angela Altus

Venue: Gapstow Bridge, Central Park

Flowers: The Plaza Hotel

Makeup: BrwnPaperDolli

Dress: Solaine Piccoli Vienna

Rings: K&K Hofjuwelier Köchert

Accomodations: The Plaza Hotel

Headpiece: Niely Hoetsch Headpiece

 Such a terrific couple!

Such a terrific couple!

Advice for Other Couples Planning a Wedding? 

Plan together, include your fiancé and his dreams.

And, choose your celebrant, both for the civil and church ceremony wisely. We were so luckily recommended to Kim. She is amazing.

A Note from Kim

Are you a couple looking for a responsive wedding minister/Celebrant for your ceremony? Couples and their guests will tell you that Kim Kirkley of Our Elegant Ceremony is always the easy choice! An experienced ceremony specialist and communication coach, declared "The Officiant" by New York magazine, I love to help couples experience a wedding ceremony that is as special and meaningful as their relationship.  As we are all reminded of the transcendent power of love, yy goal is to create a singular experience where everyone feels more alive and euphoric than when the ceremony began! Contact me today for your no obligation, "get-acquainted" chat.