Carolyn Burke is a wedding officiant and ceremony co-ordinator in the St. Louis area. Carolyn is an Accredited Bridal Consultant and one of less than 75 worldwide to hold this prestigious designation. Carolyn has been nominated and won several industry awards. Nominated for St. Louis Wedding Awards in 2012. Winner of the Couples’ Choice Awards with Wedding Wire for eight years. Carolyn won the Perfect Wedding Guide Vendors’ Choice Awards for Best Wedding Officiant in the St. Louis area in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Having performed 180+ wedding ceremonies in 2017 alone – Carolyn Burke provides a meaningful ceremony for couples looking for something short, sweet, and simple. Brief, but always meaningful for small intimate weddings and even large traditional weddings. Her warm personality will guide you through all the parts of the ceremony, allowing vows and readings to be as unique as you are as a couple.
Carolyn can also act as a coordinator for your wedding. On your wedding day, Carolyn Burke ensures that your plans at the ceremony are carried out smoothly. She can discretely handle any problems that may arise. Carolyn keeps people calm, takes care of the ceremony details, and gives assistance to couples who want to enjoy and be present for their wedding ceremony. Cool under pressure and fast with solutions, she’s the one you can count on to make things happen at your ceremony. Couples of many faiths and beliefs, religious and non-religious backgrounds.
In this article, Carolyn Burke advises couples on what to do when planning their wedding.
What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
- Do not invite a guest that you would not invite to your own home.
- Don’t get caught up in the decor or favors – the event lasts only one day.
What don’t couples know about Carolyn Burke STL that they need to know?
My knowledge of over 600 locations in the St Louis metropolitan area and 150 religious sites.
What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Etiquette is more like a wedding tradition instead of doing something right or wrong.
There really is no code of polite behavior with the roles of the wedding party.
Of course, this depends on how formal or if religion plays a big role in the wedding.
What your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
A wedding is a blend of traditions and personal touches.
Each wedding ceremony is a creation unto its own and the only limit is your imagination.
What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Since my specialty is short, sweet and simple ceremonies – the location is the unusual part.
I have performed a ceremony in the Penguin House, the top of the Gateway Arch, a Harley Davidson dealership,
a nail salon, and even a bus stop in Maplewood.
What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?
My first same sex marriage ceremony. My first was with two men who have been together as a couple for over 25 years at the time. Being part of an event that was once illegal and considered taboo was the highest honor.
If you’re considering Carolyn to officiate or co-ordinate your wedding, do yourself a favor and contact her immediately.
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