At some point in our lives, most of us have imagined what it would be like to have a destination wedding. The right location makes for a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony or reception. Often times, we picture destination weddings on the beachfront. A lovely archway over white sand in front of crystal-clear waters would be a timeless wedding photo to hang in one’s living room. For a lot of people, it is just a fantasy. For some, it is their reality.
Planning a wedding is difficult enough, but planning one in another state or country is twice as hard. It is stressful to book a service without knowing how good it truly is. Food might be ordered without the ability to taste it. Venues could be booked simply based on pictures from the location’s website.
Nothing is quite as unsettling, however, as hiring an officiant for your special day that you know nothing about. They might have dozens of sterling reviews, but you can’t know if you really connect with them until you meet them. For most couples planning a destination wedding, they are unable to meet their chosen officiant until the day of. That type of commitment is frightening.
When booking an officiant in Mexico, couples don’t have to worry about whether or not they’ve selected the right Rabbi for their ceremony. Rabbi Stephen Spiegel does everything in his power to make sure the couple is as comfortable with him as they are with their own Rabbi. Whether in need of a traditional, contemporary, or interfaith Jewish wedding, Rabbi Spiegel gladly puts together a customized ceremony that reflects the couple.
“Rabbi Spiegel is one of the best in the business,” expert Julie Rehberg of Omaha, Nebraska says. “Clients rave about how he was the highlight of their night, and how his anecdotes and interpretations of their traditions were truly memorable. That is all someone can ask for their wedding day — memories to last a lifetime.”
Providing service to any kind of couple is a personal affair to Rabbi Spiegel. When his daughter intended to marry a Christian man, Rabbi Spiegel and his wife were not pleased. It took time for him to accept his daughter’s decision to raise an interfaith family. He knows how difficult it can be to accept interfaith marriage firsthand, and strives to make that experience more comfortable for all families that come to him.
Rabbi Spiegel proudly offers his words of wisdom to any Jewish Life Cycle event. A couple could marry under Rabbi Spiegel, host a baby naming ceremony, give that child a bar or bat mitzvot, and eventually undergo a memorial service. No matter how is he needed, Rabbi Spiegel is glad to be there to provide comfort, warmth, and happiness.