Davyne E Verstandig
I am a poet and Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at UConn. It is my pleasure to work with couples to create meaningful unique interfaith services. I officiated at the first Civil Union ceremony in Washington and once it was legal in Connecticut I officiated at weddings for LBGTQ and continue to do so. Love knows no religion, race, or political party.
I am Poet Laureate Emeritus of Washington, Ct. My website shows me as a writer, painter, and spoken word performer. I also give writing workshops and am a writing consultant for people working on all types of creative fiction (novel, play or short story), and creative non-fiction (essay or memoir). As someone who is interested in the environment, I often refer to Nature in my ceremony and to the Great Creating Spirit.
I have been officiating at weddings for more than 10 years. Generally, I meet with a couple in person but in this time of Covid19, many may be more comfortable meeting via Facetime and that is possible as well. I completed the training to be a Covid19 officiant.
I also create memorials for deceased loved ones.
In addition to being a Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, I am also ordained by the Universal Life Church.
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Davyne conducted our wedding ceremony with grace and wisdom. She embraced our love and wrote a beautiful and meaningful oration.
Poetically, she recited,
but love is not meant to be the possession of two people alone. Rather it serves as a source of common energy, as a form in which you find the strength to live your lives with courage.
The wedding ceremony was well organized; she created a warm and friendly atmosphere, which made us feel relaxed. We were so fortunate to have Davyne as our Justice of the Peace, and when she said,
give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness,
she truly reflected those words in her own demeanor.
Although the ceremony was not religious, it was spiritual and transcendent. We hold Davyne near and dear to our hearts.
Needless to say, we highly recommend Davyne as a Justice of the Peace.
Angie and Barry