Marry Me in Indy truly is a “We.” It is not only me, Victoria Meyer, the founder of Marry Me In Indy! but the wonderful ladies I work with and the spirit of love that works through us. WE are truly a partnership.
When I started Marry Me In Indy! I had no idea what this would become and I’m blessed every day with each and every change. When I became an ordained minister through the mail many years ago it was kind of a joke. I thought it was funny. The email said “you too can officiate weddings and funerals and baptisms and naming ceremonies!” I became ordained on a whim but at the same time, I really liked having a piece of paper to show for the exploration and study of my own spirituality. I felt like I’d mastered at bit of something along the way. When I had 2 young children and needed money to pay for them this is what came to me and an I went with it. I started marrying people. I love it! And, with my children, it’s growing.
I thought that marrying people would always be a simple and happy occasion and joy filled! And, well, mostly it is. I have enjoyed the brides and grooms I’ve married. I’ve been honored to share in their wedding day. I’ve met families and wonderful people you consider family.
As my business has grown it as also changed quite a bit. I’ve learned a lot having experienced it first hand. We often use the “term for better or worse, in sickness and in health, til death do us part.” It took on new meaning for me this year as I married a couple at her father’s death bed. They had a newborn baby and they were saying goodbye to dad and pledging their love. I will ever be changed by that. I went on to officiate several weddings where there were terminal parents and the couples wanted to be married as soon as possible in order for their parents to physically be at their weddings. I officiated weddings where very special people had recently passed away which made it very difficult. I officiated one wedding that was cancelled due to cancer and then went on as planned with a mom in remission in attendance!
I’ve watched brides who had been beaten in their last marriage marry the beautiful, loving, devoted, dedicated and gentle grooms they deserve. I’ve watched men and women take responsibility for children that are not theirs by blood but theirs by love.
I started the $50 quickie which has opened me up to an entirely different view of marriage. The legal part. I am pretty sure I offer the cheapest wedding in the state in my home in Fishers. I’ve been so happy welcome couples and make it a romantic or meaningful day for them. I’ve welcomed couples from all over here on marriage visa’s. They needed to make it legal so they could file the proper paperwork to stay together before they celebrate their marriage with their families all over the world. I’ve helped couples easily make their marriages legal for so many important reasons. Insurance, taxes, custody battles. I’ve also helped couples have their quiet moment together, alone, to experience the exchanging of their vows in an intimate setting. I’m very happy to have helped couples with little money have a wonderful little wedding. I’ve seen widowers with small children marry women who hold their babies as their own.
I’ve even hosted a cameraman from Fox59 news! They were here on 11/12/13 but blast them for not mentioning my name or the name of my business!! LOL!!! At least they got a fabulous picture of my fireplace area.
I’ll be officiating my first prison wedding in January and I am very much looking forward to it. The bride is seriously considering joining us to be able to officiate more prison weddings as she has taken on a personal mission to help prisoners rehabilitate their lives, their relationships and to successfully re-enter society. As she knows first hand those that find themselves in prison are not always who we think they are. She is unconditional love. I look forward to introducing her when she is ready!
I am happy to call Marry Me In Indy! a Partnership. I’m still the chief businessperson as this really has turned into a full time job but Mikka Mabius and Aleks Pasalj as as much a part of this business as I am. They are my wonderful friends and have so much to offer. All three of us are open to everything and everyone. I have another webpage www.cherubimandseraphim1.com which very much deals with the angelic presense in our lives. But, please know that I am truly open to everyone and welcome non-religious ceremonies. I thrive on them because it is not religion that makes the world go round. It is the power of love and I hope the power of love is what you trust your marriage to! Religion can be a very confusing thing when it comes to having a wedding. We understand that. Atheists welcome!
All three of us have our specialties. But, please don’t limit us! I have a tendency towards stand-up comic at many ceremonies. I live to engage everyone at your ceremony so they feel involved and not bored. I want you to feel comfortable and as relaxed as possible during your ceremony and I also want your guests to feel the same way.
Mikka is a wonderful choice for large formal affairs. She is a gifted public speaker that can command a crowd as well has being gentle with a meaningful delivery. Mikka was raised Catholic and went to atheist and is now in a happy medium. She used to have a high powered HR position in a large company and left it to take care of her children. Her daughter has a chronic health condition and her son is amazing dealing with very high functioning autism. She has devoted her life to her kids and their journey is incredible. Her son just recently graduated from his autism program and is adjusting very well!! Mikka brings an amazing amount of compassion and understanding to life and your wedding.
Aleks is… just amazing! Aren’t we all? She grew up in communist Serbia. Her family’s culture is eastern orthodox. Yes, as I’m writing this the day after Christmas her children are still waiting for Santa to come on New Years Eve! Aleks holds dual citizenship with the United States and Serbia. Her communist upbringing has made her more of a secular humanist with the belief that we all need to look out for each other regardless of our own personal spiritual beliefs. Her husband is a Muslim from Libya and his family also resides here in Indiana. Their household revolves around the Muslim calendar and it is reflected often in their way of life. She is the founder of a soon to be non-profit organization called Foster Fairies. Aleks works with Child Advocates in Indianapolis helping to represent children in court. She is dedicated to helping these kids be successful in life. Each Christmas she masterminds new gifts for children in the system. They have open cases in the legal system and are either in foster care or living with family members until their situation with their parents can be resolved. She was able to collect new gifts for over 120 kids this past Christmas getting them what they asked for. She also works with kids as they are graduating from the system as they turn 18 and are on their own. With Aleks around, they are never alone! She is a wonderful light in the world and truly open to all. She is a great choice to officiate your wedding and she doesn’t mind if you find her accent funny. Her light shines brighter!
If you are Hispanic or have a Hispanic family or large group at your wedding we welcome you. We don’t speak Spanish but Veronica does! Veronica is from Chile and her husband is from Venezueala. She is fully bi-lingual. She runs her own wedding officiant business with bi-lingual services. I want to make everyone aware of this because she is a wonderful addition to your Hispanic wedding ceremony. If we are all booked she is also a wonderful addition to any ceremony. I’m happy to refer her. http://www.weddingofficiantindianapolis.com/ I want your parents and grand parents to understand the ceremony too. You do not have to settle!
Thank you again for visiting Marry Me In Indy. I welcome your questions. We realize that getting married is different for everyone. We can make it legal for you and we can also make it magical.