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A unique personalized ceremony is much more than the action of arranging and selecting poems, rituals, readings, etc. The ceremony is the CORE of the wedding and should capture the depth of meaning for the couple?s journey together. Each couple is a co-creator of their ceremony in expressing their love, commitment, hopes and desires for their future.
I create personalized, original ceremonies, for interfaith, intercultural, interracial, religious, same-faith, interdenominational, humanist, atheist and agnostic weddings, honoring the cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of each couple.
Many avenues are used to accomplish this goal. One such avenue is the completion of a questionnaire by the bride and groom individually which allows them to express themselves fully while offering the necessary answers which allows me to get to know each on a deeper level. My role as a wedding minister is very sacred to me. To be a part of a couple?s commitment to travel the path of life together is one of the truly emotionally gratifying experiences.
My name is Elisheva C. Clegg. I am an ordained interfaith minister and pastoral counselor, M.A serving Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland and North Carolina. Thank you for viewing my website and the services I offer..
What Others Are Saying About Reverend Clegg
Click here to read what other couples are saying about their unforgettable personalized ceremony. Then, explore more photos of couples on their happy occasion. As always, please feel free to call me for additional information at (434) 589-4864.
To each couple I offer the opportunity to remain in contact for future consultation, if and when, there may arise one of those unexpected ?bumps? along life's journey. No one has ever sailed through life without facing bad weather, cross winds, or one of those rare hurricanes. Such contact is extended without charge.;
Where You Will Find Me
I work and travel throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. I call the Charlottesville, Virginia area my home, but travel and offer my services throughout these areas. Tell me more about your special occasion and how I can help.
What is an Interfaith Minister?
"Most fundamentally, interfaith is respect. Respect for different traditions, different religions, different faiths. It is coming to understanding them. And more, it is coming to love them. All of us have so many layers in our lives. We speak many languages and listen to diverse music. We eat many kinds of foods. It is time that our spiritual diet, too, becomes a healthy mixed menu. Its very variety makes us richer, deeper, more understanding, more loving."
Learn more about Interfaith Ministers and Ministries here.
For more information, details and availability, you can also use this online inquiry form, and I will follow-up with you promptly.
Reverend Elisheva C. Clegg
265 Turkey Sag Trail - Suite 102
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: (434) 589-4864
Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of your be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Reverend Elisheva and Wade Clegg did an absolutely amazing job. My husband and I postponed marriage for 8 years because we could not visualize or envision how to do a ceremony itself that would be meaningful, personal and beautiful but non religious. We needed someone to help us bring together elements of three religions - my husband is Muslim and from Turkey, and I am half Jewish and half Christian and from the UK. We met with several other officiants who all gave us things to read and ideas about how traditional ceremonies are performed and what we could do, but we did not feel a sense of comfort or inspiration with any of them.
Finally, I did a search in inter-cultural, inter-faith ministers and there she was. Her and her husband Wade did such a phenomenal job! We had guests that flew in from the UK, Germany and Israel, and guests from Turkey, India, Pakistan, Tunisia, 20 nations in total. They totally were able to capture who we were and what we stand for in the most meaningful way with a service that they wrote and personalized themselves, after we completed a questionnaire. Elisheva was also very supportive throughout the process, spoke to me on the phone several times and gave very meaningful support throughout, and really helped us to pull our thoughts and feelings together. The service itself was worth waiting eight years for! And the crowd was a very discerning and highly educated lot, more phd's per square inch than any other wedding I know of. So not an easy one to please.
I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone considering a wedding that may not be completely traditional, or just for people who would like to have a highly personalized service or one that pulls together diverse identities. Of all the money we spent on our wedding, this was the best value service we could have asked for. Anyone will be lucky to have them work with you.
Sharon & Tugrul Keskin
married August 23, 2008 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD