Your Love . Your Vows . Your Moment (HOME)

After 30 years of officiating weddings in Santa Fe, I have moved to beautiful Tucson. It it is my joy to serve couples here as each takes this next most important step in their relationship—the Celebration of “Love in Union” in the commitment of Marriage! View a beautiful wedding slideshow and read an introduction to this site.

Minister/Officiant Services I Offer for Your Wedding in Arizona

Your wedding is just that…yours! Let it simply reflect and celebrate who and what you are together. It is my interest and intention that as a couple you experience the ceremony that speaks to your personal, individual and honest vision of your marriage commitment. Learn about my services and fees.

Notes of Gratitude from Couples Whose Weddings I Have Been Honored to Serve

 

"We sensed your enthusiasm for making our ceremony unique and meaningful. Your words were chosen with care and hold deep significance for us." - Betsy & Dave, Texas. Read more testimonials

A Taste of the Wedding Ceremony in Tucson, Arizona

The essence of this commitment we honor as marriage, is the conscious choosing to live your life fully with another, in one’s entirety, as lover, companion, and most important, with a strong bond of true friendship. See excerpts from wedding ceremonies I've performed and a personal closing note on the ceremony.

Additional Ministerial/Officiant Services I Offer in Tucson, AZ

 

Toast Coaching, Baby Naming, Graduation Recognition, Home Celebration, Compassionate Memorials. Read more

Irene Swain

Non-Denominational Minister & Wedding Officiant

Serving Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana, AZ

505-983-1799    irene@tucsonazweddings.com    PO Box 69402 Tucson, AZ 85737

© 2019 by Irene Swain. Created by K.G. Loving.

Photos © 2019 by Vladimir Chaloupka, Insight Photo, Robin Parrot, Kathryn Gabriel Loving, and Irene Swain

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Matured Love Becomes Deep Respect For One Another

Swans Mate for Life - Symbolizing Our Human Ideal of Marriage

One of the first parts of a great wedding ceremony is  expressing the couple's ideal of their marriage-

what their intentions are.  How do they see their marriage, their vision of being together.  In other words, how do they see love between the two of them and their joined life.  This is a great contemplation and dialogue for any couple considering making this life long commitment.


As I reflect and contemplate marriages I admire, one particular characteristic comes to mind's view; the respect each has for the other as a good, true human being.  This of course develops over years of marriage and many experiences, both positive and negative.  In my personal observances along with couples personal stories shared, it is the so called "not so good times", getting through these times with honesty, integrity and humility, that develop deep respect for one another.  When one sees their partner "digging deep" to become a better person, after recognition of "missing the mark", and their sincere willingness to move into and manifest a higher point of view and higher behavior, a deeper admiration  for the one they love continues to develop into true respect.


In my observation and reflection it is this" loving respect" that is what one can see in the togetherness of a couple who have been married for many years. That beautiful adoring way they still reach for each other in their touch, their voice, and their focused eye contact, even while dining out, or hand in hand walking into Home Depot.


Many say that marriage is hard work.  I have come to admire that marriage, a good marriage, is one of the most creative endeavors we humans can choose, if both in the marriage "consciously choose" to be responsible for their individual "creating" daily.