Explore the full dimension of this significant life event with a customized wedding ceremony
David Gellman and Alex Gellman will work with you to tailor a ceremony that reflects your beliefs, values, heritage, and unique spiritual outlook and truly expresses the magnificent bond you share with your partner.
Whether you draw from ancient cultures and philosophers, or the rich tradition of verses on love by poets as diverse as Kahil Gibran and Shel Silverstein, or pen your 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 couples, are welcome.
Weddings can be performed in any location. We also offer blessings rituals for your newborn, the sick, and your home to honor 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, ask for an interfaith minister to preside over your next significant event.
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it 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 significant life event with a unique, customized wedding ceremony. Rabbi David Gellman and Alex Gellman will work with you to tailor a ceremony that reflects your beliefs, values, heritage, and 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 the rich tradition of verses on love by poets as diverse as Kahil Gibran and Shel Silverstein, or pen your 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.
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 GOVERNMENT
You’re sure to find the right fit among this selection of our wedding packages, or we will create a customized and personalized ceremony that reflects your traditions and beliefs.
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 effectively. 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 Enneagram, 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
At your request, his 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 deep connection to nature. They believed the world of spirit and the natural world was a perfect unit, balanced and whole and residing in us all. The couple will better understand the balance between the two worlds, the nature of Spirit, and its connection to everyday 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.
She will also perform the ancient ritual of blessing 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 spiritual essence of the couple. Flowers that stimulate and enhance the energy of the couple’s chakra will be worn by the couple and used for decoration.
By employing techniques of shamanistic divination, the most auspicious date for the wedding and its location will be determined.
This package also includes clearing past relationship energies to release any baggage carried from old, worn-out attachments that may be hindering your fulfillment as a couple. If one or both of the couples have been married, there will be a ritual before taking the vows to vanquish and disconnect any lingering spirit essence. Your hearts will be strengthened with knowledge gained by experience, and your energy will be freed to focus on your present and prospects.