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About Reverend Knight

Hello, I am Reverend Knight I became ordained in 2001 expressly for the purpose of serving as a wedding officiant for friends seeking alternatives to traditional church weddings.  In 2009 I began planning my own wedding and realized two things quickly, first wedding are expensive, second officiants aren’t as common as I’d expected.  We’ve also…

Traditional wedding ceremony order

Unless you’ve been to a ton of weddings you probably have no idea of the ceremony order.  The vows are the center of most wedding ceremonies. Religious and cultural rituals differ, of course, but if you were to outline a standard service, the ceremony order would look something like this. Processional – The couple and…

Jumping the Broom (African-American Tradition)

An African tribal ritual had couples placing sticks on the ground to symbolize their home together. This may be the origin of the broom jumping tradition, which was popular among among African-American slaves (who could not have official wedding ceremonies); it may also symbolize the sweeping away of evil spirits. The couple holds the broom…