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"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well"

Lord Chesterfield

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"I would rather share one liftetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone" 

J.R.R. Tolkien 

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"You are every reason, every hope and every dream I've ever had."

Nicholas Sparks 

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"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."

Leo Buscaglia

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"Being loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

Lao Tzu 

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"We loved with a love that was more than love."

Edgar Allan Poe

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"My love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending at never."


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"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

Dr. Suess


Marriage is the beginning—the beginning of the family—and is a life-long commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your spouse and children. Marriage is more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual and emotional union. 

The first day of the rest of your life is your wedding day, where, through your wedding vows, you express the depth of love and commitment to each other in front of your family and friends. 

It would be my honor and pleasure to co-create with you a personalized ceremony with vows that are customized to your individual love story. 


As an ordained metaphysical minister and wedding officiant licensed by the state of Ohio, I perform ceremonies in a variety of ways and settings:  

  • Traditional / Non-traditional

  • Non-denominational (mentions God)

  • Non-religious (no mention of God)

  • Indoor / Outdoor

  • Formal to Casual

  • Large groups

  • Small, intimate gatherings

I look forward to the opportunity of connecting with you!   

            ~ Karen 

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Wedding rings are circles and a circle is the symbol of the sun, the earth, the universe, of wholeness, perfection, peace and unity. Like circles, your rings have no beginning and no end and in the sacred tradition of marriage rings have come to symbolize eternal love and the endless union of body, of mind, and spirit.


Rev. Karen E. Schaefer


I would love the opportunity for an introduction phone call to get acquainted and learn more about your desires for your wedding ceremony to determine if we are a mutual fit for you very special day.

  I look forward to hearing from you! 

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