Today we’re sitting down with Young Hip & Married Officiant Beth Carlson-Malena for the next in our series “Ask an Officiant.” Beth is new to the YH&M team but grew up watching her father officiate weddings. She is currently available to officiate weddings in the Greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley.
Describe yourself in 5 words
What’s your most memorable wedding moment?
What one piece of advice do you have for couples choosing an officiant and planning a wedding?
What is your favourite part of a wedding ceremony?
My favourite part is the vows. I believe something sacred happens when we make promises to the one we love, surrounded by all the people who support us, and often it feels to me like time slows down to hold the weight of those beautiful words.
And finally, what song always gets you on the dance floor at weddings?
R Kelly’s “Remix to Ignition.” And pretty much any 90s R&B or hip hop.
For more information about Beth and to inquire about her officiating your wedding, visit Beth’s page here.