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Best. Ceremony. Ever.

How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Entertaining
Christopher Shelley
Book cover for Best. Ceremony. Ever. by Christopher Shelley
Gravitas and fun get married within these pages, and we're all invited

Certified lifecycle celebrant Christopher Shelley is on a mission to revolutionize the wedding ceremony—or at least to make it as enjoyable as the reception. In Best. Ceremony. Ever. , he will forever alter the way couples and wedding pros think about tying the knot. Shelley, who has officiated hundreds of weddings, walks couples and officiants through working together, from setting the atmosphere to telling an unforgettable love story. He shares questions for the couple to ask themselves before meeting with their officiant, and offers a wedding vow workshop and complete sample ceremonies.

Shelley cares about the guests as much as the couple getting married, and his friendly, entertaining guide is a treasure chest of ideas to make guests laugh, cry, and then laugh at how much they’re crying. From announcing the wedding (insert cliff-hanger) to selecting venues (consider breweries!) to choreographing processionals (dance party!) to explosive recessionals (balloon drop!), opportunities to surprise guests abound.

February 2019
978-1-68268-285-2
5.5 x 8.25 | 224pp | Paperback |
Illustrations throughout
$14.95 (US)
$19.95 (CA)
About the Author
Christopher Shelley is New York’s funniest certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. In addition to performing wedding ceremonies in New York and beyond, he has officiated in-studio weddings on The Rachael Ray Show and wrote and performed a memorial service for Joan Rivers’s dog on Joan Knows Best.