Reverend Nicholas Lubelfeld of The Falls Church has expressed his willingness to perform our wedding ceremony! Chris and I are thrilled, and hope to meet with Nicholas soon to review the vows and service, both taken from the Book of Common Prayer. The vows are rich and lovely, though we want to be sure, since the ceremony is outdoors (and indoors at the Carriage House with everyone standing up and around us if it rains) that the ceremony is kept to a 25-30 minute minimum. We may need to do some editing, possibly on the readings, but we'll have to see. Chris read through the BOP and it took him about 25 minutes, so that is encouraging.
Nicholas is a lovely man, and one of the few people I know who can utter a single sentence containing the topics of The Chronicles of Narnia, healthy relationships, Peter the disciple, and medieval architecture without blinking an eye. He has a delightful sense of humor and a wonderful, compassionate way about him. We couldn't think of a more fitting person to officiate our marriage. Hope to make an appointment with Nicholas soon.