"Every road is a road of transformation"
-Van Gennep

Using a Life-Cycle Celebrant for your ceremony is a choice you would be very pleased with.

Celebrant USA Foundation and Institute I am a ceremony specialist, a Life-Cycle Celebrant.  I write and officiate ceremonies and celebrations that span the life cycle. They may be civil ceremonies, secular, spiritual, nondenominational, multi-cultural, interfaith and any combination thereof. I can help you create a ceremony that expresses you, your people and the manner in which you wish to cross this threshold. 

In a celebrant ceremony you are educated, empowered and guided in choosing readings, rituals, and symbols in order to create a transitional event that best reflects you and your experience.

As your celebrant I will:

  • Meet with you, at no charge or obligation, to discuss your ceremony.
  • Visit with you, at length if necessary, to discern your personal story or
    that of your loved one.
  • Write your ceremony and consult with you on it until it is just what you
  • Be present at the rehearsal in the case of a wedding.
  • Coordinate with the other professionals present, officiate in a calm and
    professional manner.
  • Provide you with a beautiful keepsake of your ceremony.

Telling your Story

One of the most important and engaging elements of any ceremony is the story it is built upon. It might be the love story of the bride and groom, or the story of a childhood leading up to going off to college or the military, or the story of an elderly woman’s adventurous life told at her funeral. Our winding road of life is made up of our authentic stories. That is how we can know each other and celebrate each other and that is what will survive of us. Nothing honors each of us as much as having our stories told, listened to and enjoyed by the people that love us. A ceremony is a perfect venue for that storytelling.

One of my strengths as a celebrant is my ability to write your story. Through a series of questions and interviews, rough drafts and rewrites I can honor the story that your ceremony is based on. It might take two hours, more likely it will take twenty. As a former English teacher, writer and professional storyteller, I am fascinated by the stories I hear from my clients. It would be an honor for me to write and share your story or the story of your loved one at your ceremony.

Marsanne Howard is featured in Style Magazine

Read the article on page 70

Winding Road Ceremonies

2628 Ferndale Drive
LaPorte, CO 80535
Phone: 970-219-3107

Proudly offering wedding and funeral officiant services in the Fort Collins/Estes Park, Colorado area:

Fort Collins, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Allenspark, Longmont, Lyons, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Laporte and all of northern Colorado.


Officiant services are also available in Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge.