We had the good fortune of connecting with Connie Jones-Steward, a wedding & life cycle officiant, and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Connie, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
I don’t think that most people are aware of the time commitment that a professional officiant makes to each couple’s wedding. From start to finish I spend at least 15 hours preparing my most customized ceremonies. And that’s not even including travel and any post ceremony assistance that may be needed.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My life cycle officiant service offers experiences that range from traditional to eclectic. I fully embrace the Omnist ideal of finding and applying to good in all religions as well as accepting that some of my clients have no particular spiritual mindset. My personal spiritual mindset is dedicated to the creating a ceremonial space that feels welcoming to all in attendance and fully expressed the ideals and beliefs of my couples.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My life cycle officiant service offers experiences that range from traditional to eclectic. I fully embrace the Omnist ideal of finding and applying the good in all religions as well as accepting that some of my clients have no particular spiritual mindset. My personal spiritual mindset is dedicated to creating a ceremonial space that feels welcoming to all in attendance and fully expresses the ideals and beliefs of my couples. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a shout out to three of the wonderful wedding planners that helped me to stay afloat during 2020; True Lux Events, Sharp Occasions and Diana’s Events.

Website: Www.officiantlady.com
Instagram: @officiantlady
Twitter: @officiantlady

Image Credits
N/a

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutLA is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.