About vows with angie
I became Ordained in 2010 after a very traumatic 2009.
I will try to keep it short. My Mom was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, my Daughter (14 yrs old at the time) was almost killed in a car accident, my Grandmother was killed in a car accident, and in February of 2010, I was fired from my full-time job as an X-Ray Technologist. I was having a hard time getting to work on time, because I had nothing going on in my personal life (is that sarcasm...). My Mom had been going through chemo treatments, my daughter was in ICU for 3 months in a medically induced coma, (she had to learn to walk and talk again), and then my Grandmother was in a car accident and dies. I was a single Mother of three at the time and I just lost my job and healthcare. Not to mention all the medical bills I had and the medical care my Daughter would need to make a full recovery (which amazingly she has).
I needed to create a career for myself that utilized my compassion for others and offered my family and I flexibility and security. I didn't know what that was.
My Ex-Husband was a Wedding DJ. I helped him with many events, customer care, and the business side of things. My favorite part was helping run the ceremony music. I loved the happiness I felt by everyone around me. Wedding days are magical. They create an unexplainable escape from the rest of the world.
One day, I was at a local Bar & Restaurant having a conversation with a guest there who I did not know. He was a big guy with a really big beard. He was telling me how he was an Ordained Minister. That was it! Yes! I wanted to do that!
It became my passion. I researched everything. I still do as a matter of fact. Learning everything I can about ceremonies. The legalities, the trends, the pros, and the cons.
I started small as most businesses do. Working from my home and meeting clients at local restaurants and coffee shops. I decided to get registered to do Pre-Marital Counseling with Prepare-Enrich. The question then became, "Where can we meet that is private?" In October 2017, I decided to open my own office. It is located on the second floor of Big Lake Floral. I absolutely love it and can now have conversation without having to talk over the noise of the coffee beans being ground;)
I want couples to be able to have their weddings wherever they want, and how they want them. I do this with an open mind, without judgment.
I try to minimize my overhead costs to keep my fees low. I offer basic service costs with add-on options. This way you only pay for what you need.
Your ceremony is treated as it is my own. I take pride in helping couples personalize their ceremonies creating an event unique and individual to them as a couple.
I am grateful to say, both my Mom and Daughter are back to themselves and are doing fantastic! Oh, and business is Great!
"Remember to make it personal!"