I love being a wedding pastor. I have a genuine connection with every couple I marry. Every groom is important to me and every bride is special. But this wedding can’t be topped.
On October 17, 2015 I had the honor and joy of presiding over the wedding of my daughter Kate and her new husband Dave, now known as the new “Mr. & Mrs. Behnen.” The ceremony took place at The Starline Factory in Harvard (the perfect venue for these guys).
This wedding has been on my calendar since Kate was about 5 years old (she just turned 25). The actual date has been set for more than a year. But people have been asking me for at least 5 years how I was going to handle the challenge of actually performing the ceremony for my only daughter. I did pretty well, if I do say so myself, meaning that I got choked up a few times and a few tears fell that day. But the truth is that, as I said in my message during the ceremony, it was “The next right step.” It was exactly that, in her life and in our relationship.
I’m proud to have an amazing married daughter, and a fantastic son-in-law. So, to all the couples I’ve married since I became a wedding pastor in 2009, and to all the couples I will marry in the years ahead… You are all genuinely special to me. Your wedding either was, or will be, an event that has great meaning for me. But I hope you’ll all understand, the wedding I performed on 10/17/15 will always be “The Big One” in the calendar of my life.