Verbiage about wedding setting and mood…

Having the right wedding officiant for your ceremony can set the tone of your wedding … some verbiage like this

We interviewed one of our favorite wedding officiants to work with. He is very patient, reliable, and informative!

Richard Hudson

Arkansas Northwest Weddings

www.arkansasofficiant.com

rhudson@uark.edu

479-841-4015

Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into becoming an officiant?

The idea of officiating at weddings never crossed my mind until 2014. I was approaching retirement from my work as the University of Arkansas’s vice chancellor for government and community relations when friends asked me to be the officiant at their wedding. My naive reply was, “Is that like a best man?” They explained that, no, they wanted me to marry them! I soon learned how things have changed in terms of obtaining an officiant’s license.

After that first wedding things just gradually took off, and I have married well over 100 couple in the last five years. It has been a real pleasure to get to know so many neat couples and to be a part of one of the most important days of their lives.

Is there a fond memory during a wedding ceremony that you’d like to share?

I have a number of fond wedding memories. One is of a cute little flower girl who displayed complete confidence as she came down the aisle scattering petals like a real pro. Then, when she reached the front, she promptly turned, bent down, and started picking up every petal she had dropped. The audience broke into laughter, and finally one of the grandmothers got up and convinced her that it was OK, this one time, not to pick up everything you have dropped.