Your love story is unforgettable.
Your wedding ceremony should be, too.
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Your wedding ceremony is about celebrating your favorite story—your love story! Not every couple wants their wedding to tell a story, but I'm the ceremony planner for those who do. I help you select music and readings that resonate with you, and I weave them together with details of your relationship to craft a ceremony script that's unmistakably *you*. I specialize in making your guests laugh *and* cry, and I have a knack for writing about life and love in a way that feels true to your beliefs (without alerting your grandparents to the fact that you might not be religious any more—if that's what you want). I have a method for making it so easy to write your own jaw-dropping, tear-jerking vows that you won't even want to wait until the night before the wedding. I also design original "unity rituals" that reflect your unique personalities, and I write words for your wedding website that set the right tone for your special day before it even begins. I *love* love stories, and I want to help you make your wedding day into a story you'll tell for the rest of your lives.
I'm based in Baltimore, but I work with clients virtually around the world! Every ceremony is different, and so is every wedding planning process. I meet clients where they're at and customize my process to work for them, on their timeline. I believe that couples should get to be married on their terms, and by *any* officiant they want—even if that person isn't ordained. I'm ordained myself—which means that I became an officiant as a byproduct of going to school to become a pastor. I founded Something New Ceremonies in 2021 and left my church job because I'm obsessed with weddings officiated by a loved one who got ordained online. It's the absolute best way to add a personal touch to your ceremony, plus it's amazing to look back on ceremony photos where another person you care about is at the altar with you. I'm passionate about supporting couples and their first-time officiants to plan every detail of an unforgettable ceremony—and make sure that you're definitely *officially married* by the end of it!
Hi, I'm Victoria Wick
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—Serena, The Wedding Duo Podcast
Tori is a stunning writer, a lot of fun to work with, and overall an incredible asset to your wedding dream team! When my partner and I got engaged, we knew we wanted a personal ceremony that incorporated traditions from both of our families, but we also knew that some of the more patriarchal symbols in a traditional wedding didn’t feel right for us. We didn’t know what else was possible or even where to start, so we were extremely relieved to find Something New Ceremonies and Tori—who seems to have ideas for everything! I expected the wedding planning process to strain my relationship with my partner, but putting so much energy toward our ceremony helped us stay grounded in why we were getting married in the first place. I’d recommend Tori and Something New Ceremonies to anyone planning a wedding (or anything, really). The ceremony script she wrote us will forever be one of my favorite keepsakes from my wedding!
—Lexi S. (newlywed)
Working with Tori was easy. Not only does she know the ins and outs of the officiant role, she understands the nuances built into weddings. For me this meant that I learned how to take care of the legal aspects of the ceremony, while gaining insight into what I should anticipate when working with the couple, their families, and venue/wedding personnel. For a day that could’ve been really stressful, I felt well prepared and appreciative for all I learned prior to the big day. I would recommend Tori to anyone who’s interested in working with someone who’s collaborative, warm, and an expert in their field. Thank you again!!
—Matt M. (first-time officiant)