By Rev. Yareni Alvarado
This year has been full of facing my fears head on. As I've mentioned earlier in the year, my mom passed away in March. There have been challenging times but I am grateful for my brother David, and my closest friends that have taken the time out of their busy day to check up on me daily. I am appreciative that they made sure that my mental health and well-being was okay. I am loved by many and my heart is full of gratitude throughout the grieving process. My mom would have been so proud of everything that I have accomplished in 2023. I'll always carry her love for me near and dear to my heart.
In 2023, I have met strangers along the way that are now considered family through performing weddings. I look forward to dinners and celebrating holidays in the upcoming year with you all.
Thank you to the brides and grooms that I have married in 2023 that continue to trust me for their big day. It truly means the world to me.
I've come a long way in my healing journey and I wholeheartedly believe in myself throughout this experience called life. This year I've been the most vulnerable that I have ever been before and I am proud of myself for that. I am able to connect with my brides and grooms on a deeper level to create one of a kind wedding ceremonies. The wedding ceremonies that I have performed have been unforgettable and will forever be a cherished memory in their lives.
That is what I strive for as a bilingual wedding officiant, to always be the best that I can be, someone that is serious about their craft, and to provide excellent service.
I want newly-engaged couples to know that I am non-judgmental, full of love and light, and I am driven to create a one of a kind experience as a bilingual wedding officiant that performs weddings in Oklahoma City, OK.
I'd like to thank my youngest brother David. He has fully supported me in more ways than one. He's been my photographer throughout the wedding season capturing the highlights of the weddings that I've performed. He is a huge asset to my success and I'd be lost without him. I am forever grateful for his compassion, kindness, and big loving heart.
A highlight of 2023 was being interviewed by CanvasRebel. You can read the article here:
Photo credit: David Alvarado
As I shred the last wedding scripts of this year’s weddings, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a bilingual wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, OK.
Thank you to my family, friends, and vendors that continue to support me by word of mouth. I am grateful to be considered as a bilingual wedding officiant for upcoming weddings.
Not a minute goes by that I don't take my profession lightly or for granted. I am grateful and I am blessed to continue to marry couples in the Oklahoma City metro.
2024 will be my 15th year of being a bilingual wedding officiant. I look forward to marrying happy couples throughout the new year. I will also be celebrating my quinceañera (celebrating 15 years) as a wedding officiant stay tuned for details on that.
Lastly, may 2024 be your golden year full of many blessings, lots of laughter, and unconditional love.
Cheers to the new year!
Rev. Yareni Alvarado
"Two lives, two hearts joined together in friendship united forever in love."
Hello brides and grooms!
Oklahoma City Bilingual Wedding Officiant