By Rev. Yareni Alvarado
Can you believe we made it through 2020?
What an emotional rollercoaster of a year it has been.
As a wedding officiant, this year it was more evident that love conquers everything, and love overcomes all obstacles.
I married couples from all walks of life during a global pandemic. Wearing facemasks, practicing social distancing, and virtual wedding ceremonies became the norm.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I was so hesitant to even pursue being a wedding officiant. As I had so many questions and so little answers about COVID-19. I just kept asking myself, “how is life going to be like during a global pandemic?”
However, couples still pursued me for my services regardless of being in a pandemic and as I was also healing from some health issues.
Despite all those inconveniences, couples still hired me for their special day. I am grateful for the opportunity to be in an industry where I get to witness love on a daily basis. Even when the world feels upside down love is everywhere if you just pause for a moment and take a closer look.
For 2021, don’t stop chasing happiness just because it is harder to get a hold of.
I am grateful and blessed, that despite a pandemic people are still searching for my services. For now, I have limited availability for 2021 and currently booking through 2022.
Lastly, thank you, to my family, friends, and vendors that continue to support me as a wedding officiant. Word of mouth beats social media any given day and I am truly grateful for all the referrals.
Into the new year, I will continue practicing being the most amazing bilingual wedding officiant that I am known to be in Oklahoma City, OK. Cheers to 2021!
By Rev. Yareni Alvarado
JJ and Stephanie of Moore, Oklahoma married at Nosh Restaurant in Moore, OK.
JJ and Stephanie decided to get married after being together for 5 years. The couple wanted a custom ceremony that reflected their views along with being able to recite their own vows to one another.
Family and friends traveled from the Dallas metro area to join the couple on their special day. Several laptops and Iphones were on various live streams broadcasting their wedding ceremony to family and friends that could not attend the ceremony due to COVID-19.
This was definitely a one-of-a-kind virtual wedding ceremony during the pandemic in 2020!
Review from groom: "Rev. Alvarado, thank you so much for being so flexible with us. Stephanie and I loved our custom ceremony! We will remember our ceremony for years to come! Thanks again for everything!”
"Two lives, two hearts joined together in friendship united forever in love."
Hello brides and grooms!
Oklahoma City Bilingual Wedding Officiant