Every couple deserves a joyful, personal marriage service.
Your wedding is a celebration of you—of where you have been, of the extraordinary day, and of your future together. The marriage ceremony will reflect both of you—your backgrounds, your beliefs, your style, your love.
Couples come to me because of my ten years' experience officiating at religious and non-religious weddings of every size, for people of all backgrounds, ages, orientations, and faith traditions (including no faith background). Your service will respect and celebrate the beliefs of both people making a commitment to one another. Joyful weddings for all!
You are putting your hearts into every detail of your big day--don't forget that the wedding service is the real centerpiece of the event. So much attention to detail goes into creating a personal, meaningful and memorable service.
Your wedding day will be full of details and perhaps some stresses. The ceremony shouldn’t be one of them. We’ll work out all the plans in advance, so you can check the ceremony off your worry list.
Let's talk and see if I can be of help. Blessings!
"Not enough can be said about how wonderful it was that we chose Reverend Shannon Wall to officiate our wedding! Our ceremony was perfect and she was wonderful to work with. Incredibly responsive and simply nice to talk to. We wanted at much guidance as possible with the planning of the ceremony and Rev. Shannon was happy to help. She helped us integrate religion and our personalities into the ceremony and really made it special to us and our families! Highest recommendation imaginable!"
"When my fiance and I started looking for an officiant, we knew it would be tough. I come from a Catholic household and my husband is an atheist. I used The Knot to find officiants within the area with expertise in interfaith/non-religious ceremonies. When we first met Reverend Wall, she immediately made us feel comfortable and that our views were being equally respected. She took special care to get to know us both as individuals and as a couple. Our ceremony was touching, personal, and everything we could have asked for. She used humor at the perfect moments and could reflect on many of the stories we told her during our premarital counseling sessions. Many of our guests said this was the best ceremony they had ever seen. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had Reverend Wall."
"Rev'd Wall made my husband's and my wedding day unforgettable and perfect. She was kind, generous with her time, thoughtful with her words and very accommodating. We had an interfaith ceremony, and Rev'd Wall was both very respectful of my husband's different faith and very good about finding the place I wanted for my own faith. I cannot recommend her more highly."
Ten years' experience officiating at religious and non-religious weddings
Acting Pastor, First Congregational Church of New Milford, CT
Previously served as Pastor of the South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury and Associate Minister at the First Congregational Church of Darien, CT
Ordained in the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant Christian denomination
M.Div degree from Yale Divinity School (also taught Scripture Reading and received awards in Preaching and Scripture Reading)
MFA in Acting from NYU