I made a promise when I started my business: I would never jeopardize my commitment to my couples.
Part of that commitment means I never book more than one ceremony per day. Ceremonies rarely begin on time, so booking multiple ceremonies on the same day could mean taking the risk of being late — and that is something I am not willing to do on one of the biggest days of my couple’s lives!
Naturally, that meant I was constantly turning away couples, and they would always ask me who I could trust to recommend in my place. However, since most other officiants do book more than one ceremony per day, I could not comfortably vouch for them.
I had to come up with a solution, but who could I possibly trust to deliver excellence for these important events?
Who could have the same skills, characteristics, professional qualities, and commitment that I have?
Who could I trust to be punctual, helpful, to go above and beyond for my couples on their special day?
Who could articulate the words I write about my couples with eloquence and poignancy?
Who could captivate and maintain an audience’s attention — and know how to deal with unexpected interruptions with humor and grace?
Who would be culturally adaptable in order to relate to various beliefs and backgrounds?
Who would care enough about my couples to do whatever it takes to help produce the best experience possible?
Who would uphold my company’s integrity and make me proud?
“An educator” was the answer that kept coming to me.
As a former Professor of English, I know that instructors at this level already have so much of what is necessary to do this job well! Most of us professors are natural-born helpers. That’s why we chose to teach in the first place: We love helping others! We are at our best when we are engaged in activities that contribute to the happiness or well-being of another person. We are punctual. We are comfortable in front of an audience, and we are challenged to make learning something new, interesting, and enjoyable, and so we must learn the art of storytelling. We must adapt to our audience in order for them to experience the full benefits of the information we are relaying.
And so I searched for, vetted, and trained a handful of outstanding professors from local colleges and universities to deliver the ceremonies that I create for my couples when I am scheduled to preside over another ceremony on the same date.
Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to my PrOfficiants™!
Allow the term to bring whatever comes to mind. I’ll help you: Professional…Professor…Officiant…Proficient…These folks are all that and so much more.
Scott Alan is an internationally-acclaimed songwriter who has worked with some of the brightest stars of theatre, tv, film and recording. Some of those artists include Grammy Award-Winning Group Pentatonix, Grammy Award-Nominated Artists Jane Monheit, Shanice, Marc Broussard, and Taylor Dayne, Tony Award-Winning Artists Sutton Foster, Cynthia Erivo, Randy Graff, Frances Ruffle, and Lea Salonga, Film and TV stars Tracie Thoms, Patina Miller, Katie Stevens, Cheyenne Jackson, Megan Hilty, Samantha Barks, and Jeremy Jordan, and Reality TV Stars Sam Bailey, Diane DeGarmo, and RJ Helton. His music has been heard on ABC’s So you Think You Can Dance and featured on various programs on VH1, MTV, CBS, and Logo.
He is currently a visiting professor with the New World School of the Arts in Miami and teaches private vocal therapy lessons in his private studio. His witty, fun personality, and compassion and love for others, demonstrated in his music and lyrics, makes him the perfect PrOfficiant for your wedding, making your day extra special and unique. For more information on Scott, visit scottalan.net.
Anthony Spinner has over 20 years experience working as a public speaker. He has taught interpersonal communication and public speaking at colleges in New York and South Florida. In addition to teaching speech at the college level, he runs a communications consulting firm called Speak Easy With Spinner. Anthony spent a decade touring the country as a stand up comic. He appeared at Carolines on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club in New York, The Comedy Store in L.A., The Punchline in San Francisco, and other top venues. Anthony worked as a radio personality when he created and hosted the call-in show WORKTALK in Tucson, AZ and Bridgeport, CT. He also wrote for and performed on morning shows from coast to coast. In addition to Hippocampus Magazine, his writing has appeared in Harpur Palate. He lives in both South Florida and New York City with his wife and daughter.
Anthony is a joyous communicator. He makes brides, grooms, their families, and friends feel comfortable and at ease. He understands and appreciates the spirit of weddings. He is a natural storyteller and PrOfficiant!
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