Episode 10 – Marie Burns Holzer, A Marriage of Traditional and Modern Weddings

Welcome to Episode 10 of the Celebration Show. This week we are talking creating amazing wedding ceremonies with Marie Burns Holzer.

Welcome, my friends, to another episode of the Celebration Show. This week, I am very lucky to have as a guest an amazing and fun officiant from California. Marie brings a terrific mix of qualities to work on her background in musical theater, all the way through to her expertise in social media. We have a terrific time talking about all sorts of topics, but especially how she works with many couples each year to take their varied backgrounds, ideas, hopes, and dreams and craft those, with a beautiful synergy, into the kind of modern ceremony every couple hopes for. I hope you enjoy out talk as much as I did.

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Thanks for listening. The links and resources are below, and …. don’t forget to make life a celebration!

This Week’s Interviewee – Marie Burns Holzer

marieburnsholzerofficiant“Hello, gorgeous! I’m “not that kind of minister” Marie Burns Holzer and I LOVE what I do!

I love people and I love big moments in people’s lives. It is the best feeling in the world to get to the heart of an experience and help others live in a way that feels completely authentic. If you’re not having fun or finding meaning in an experience, what’s the point?!

Well, I’m a wife, mother, Girl Scout Troop leader, dog mom, relationship coach, writer, blogger, avid Instagrammer and Pinterest fanatic who loves travel, reading, movies, TV, and video games. I love coffee, food, and martinis too. I’m also new to the yoga and Spartan (Obstacle Course Training) communities. Aroo!

What does all that mean for you?

Well, I’m passionate and purposeful about what I do. For example, I purposely chose to be ordained as a nondenominational minister. This means I’m not beholden to a specific set of religious rites, so I serve couples of all walks of life and am a proud LGBTQ advocate. The focus of your wedding ceremony with me is the love and life you share. I didn’t want to become a Reverend or Pastor or Celebrant because I specifically love what the word “minister” means:

min·is·ter
ˈminəstər/ verb.
attend to the needs of (someone).

Merriam Webster’s English Dictionary

So that’s what I do! My job is to make sure you have everything you need physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally to do what you are putting so much time, energy, and money into planning: marrying the love of your life!”

Links and Resources

Let’s Get Married SoCal – https://letsgetmarriedsocal.com/

Marie Burns Holzer on WeddingWire – http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/lets-get-married-socal-serving-all-of-southern-california/

Marie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/marieburnsholzer/

Marie on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/letsgetmarriedsocal/

Marie on Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/LifeKintsugi/

Alan Berg – https://alanberg.com/blog/

Buffer (Social Media Management) – https://buffer.com/

Hootsuite (Social Media Management) – https://hootsuite.com/

Off Beat Bride (check it out!) – http://offbeatbride.com/

Thank you for listening!

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