The Officiants at Church of Ancient Ways

Theme & Pop Culture Ceremonies

For some couples, the idea of a traditional ceremony goes agains everything that they hold dear. Every couple is unique and special. Your wedding is your moment to shine and we’re here to bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s incorporating words likening marriage to your favorite hobby, crafting vows inspired by your favorite movie, or creating entire ceremonies based upon time periods, pop culture phenomena or literature, we say, ‘YES!’, and look forward to collaborating with you to realize the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Star Wars? Game of Thrones? Disney? Gatsby? Princess Bride? Harry Potter? Victorian? Baroque? Hockey? Baseball?

Yes, Yes, Yes, and As You Wish!

Below are links to just some of the Theme and Pop Culture inspired ceremonies we’ve created for our couples.

  • Yitza & Anthony’s Princess Bride Ceremony

    "Mawage is wot bwings us together today!" This adventurous couple gave Pastor April free reign to craft a full-blown homage to The Princess Bride. What can I say? You just have to read it to believe it!

  • Athena & Christopher on Halloween with Game of Thrones

    A Halloween ceremony written by our own Rev. Aviva Sala. You'll find musings about the time of year, lots of Game of Thrones referencesm and a little Star Wars thrown in too, in addition to a remembrance, handfasting, some really lovely vows. There's room for a personal section here too should you wish to add some bits of your own story.

  • Monica & Gary’s Beach Wedding

    With sand and water symbolism throughout and readings from St. Francis and Anne Morrow, this is a lovely ceremony with room for personal vows and a unity sand element.

  • Elizabeth & Jack’s Nautical Themed Wedding

    A short yet meaningful nautical inspired wedding, including an hourglass sand ceremony, a nautical version of a traditional Irish blessings, modern vows and a 'beach and sea worthy' pronouncement.

  • Lilli & Kevin’s Victorian Wedding

    Married at the Merchant’s House Museum in a ceremony with an 1880’s flair to it… Yet as timeless as love itself.

  • Lori & Bob’s Handfasting Ceremony

    This elegant ceremony concludes with a handfasting and honors the Lord and Lady of the manor with pomp and class; drawing down the God and Goddess and celebrating the joys and challenges to come.

  • Kellie & David’s Baseball Ceremony

    As Yogi Berra once said, "“Yogi Berra once said; “Love is the most important thing in the world. But baseball is pretty good too.” A baseball loving couple knocked it out of the park with this one!

  • Andie & John – The Sky Dive Wedding

    They say that a picture paints a thousand words. "Wow! is all we can say. Here's a ceremony for anyone thinking of literally 'jumping' into marriage.

  • Janine & Bob’s Vineyard Wedding

    A vineyard destination wedding. Short and sweet and ripe with symbolism, a reading from Thomas Merton, and vows sealed with the sharing of wine from a chalice.

  • The Santa Ceremony

    Christina and Ray wanted to be married by Santa just before Christmas 2011. At 6 foot 3 inches tall and 300 pounds, one of our alumni officiants, Thomas Dikeman, fit the bill to a tee!

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