Tall Red Head Girl – Shannon Day
As your wedding officiant, I offer a custom ceremony created and personalized for the two of you. As calm or as crazy as you choose. I will help you make your wedding day your own!
Q & A with Shannon Day
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in B.C., moved to the U.S. when I married my husband Peter. He was a career army man; we spent the first 10 years of life together stationed in VA and overseas in Germany. We moved to Bellingham in 2004, and now live in Bow with a small hobby farm. I am also a proud step mom of two amazing daughters (and one very loved son-in-law), and have two wonderful grandsons.
How did you get into officiating weddings?
I got into the wedding industry in Bellingham after working for a DJ service as an event emcee. When that business closed, I realized how much I enjoyed working with couples, and launched the officiant side of my life.
What is your favorite part about working weddings?
I love seeing all of the chaos of the preparations turn into the emotions of the couple in their ceremony. They say some of the most important words they will ever say to anyone, and I get to guide them and support them through that!
What is your favoring wedding memory when you were officiating?
have a couple of favorites ... my best are when I get to make a couple laugh. Also, when we make really personal touches that I can surprise a couple with. I had a bride who had lost her mom a few years ago, and her best friend and I conspired to have a picture of her mom in my ceremony book. I didn't share with her until after we were done the ceremony and signing, but then I showed her that her mom was with us the whole time.
What is your wedding advice?
Advice! Take five minutes immediately after your ceremony to be alone together ... with your photographer, but no one else. Kleenex and vows do NOT belong in cleavage. Hold hands at your reception, people want you to be together, and to meet your new husband/wife. And leave your phone alone! And have fun! This is a BIG day ... don't miss it!