My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and prior to Belma, we’d had trouble finding a wedding officiant that was aligned with our values as a couple. We’d been connected with 5 others who didn’t work for us for various reasons until we met Belma less than a week to our wedding.
Within a few hours of being connected to her, Belma set up a check in call to understand our expectations and see if there was mutual alignment for us to proceed with her. She patiently listened to us, answered our questions, explained next steps in detail and provided her contact information for us to reach out if we had subsequent questions. Despite setting out an hour to talk to us on short notice, she did not put us under any pressure to go with her for her ceremony.
As soon as we decided to go with Enduring Promises, we were provided access to the nimblest console, which allowed us to craft every aspect of our ceremony and provided examples of text and anecdotes that other couples had used in the past. Because of their console, we were able to customize every element of our ceremony and include our friends and family in different aspects.
Belma then reviewed our entries in detail multiple times and made suggestions to us to help make transitions more fluid and to allow for a more inclusive session. She also had fun suggestions such as having our friends and family cheer as the groom walked down the aisle, which was such a beautiful touch.
She sent a super kind message on the morning of our wedding, arrived promptly (as usual), encouraged us, and carefully explained each step in the ceremony to members of our bridal train who had different roles to play.
The icing on the cake was the calm and kind way in which she officiated our ceremony and made our audience feel so welcome. She also kept whispering words of encouragement to both of us during emotional parts of the ceremony such as the vow and ring exchanges.
Our guests could not stop complimenting her afterwards and we felt so at peace starting our marriage under her guidance.
Belma, you are truly one of a kind; God bless you abundantly.
Temitope & Muhammad-Amin
Married on September 03/2022