You’re Spiritual, Not Religious
If you find yourself stuck wanting a meaningful ceremony but unable or unwilling to commit to a full-blown religious event, know that there are plenty of officiants who can make your ceremony uniquely yours. Palm Spring-based Cathy O’Connell, 760-777-8420, celebrationsofjoy.com, is an ordained minister who does interfaith, nontraditional, multicultural and Jewish "blended" ceremonies. "I start off by talking to the couple about their religious and spiritual background," O’Connell says. "Then, I use a questionnaire they’ve filled out to create a ceremony that reflects who they are." And for an added bonus, she offers wedding planning too.