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Rev. Dr. Mike Dearing

Kentucky & Indiana Wedding Officiant

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Hurricane Matthew Wedding Print E-mail



Rev. Dr. Mike Dearing, a Kentucky/ Southern Indiana Wedding Officiant, assisted Natalie Dearing and Shawn Sustrich become husband and wife.  The ceremony took place at her mother's house in Candler NC which is near Ashville NC. Natalie amd Shawn used the unique Ceremony of the Roses, a romantic and spiritual ceremony.  It is unique because Rev. Mike assists the couple in marrying each other instead of Rev. Mike marrying them.

The couple live in Seattle WA.  Her mother and step father, Cyrese and Frank Moore, offerred their house for the wedding.  This allowed Natalie's sisters to participate. It also gave us the Smokey Mountains for a back drop.

Inititially the Ceremony was to take place on the front porch steps.  It was moved under cover because Hurricane Matthew was on the east Carolina coast and provided us some strong gusting winds and occasional rain.  Although, The overcast skys were great for pictures.


Natalie is my niece and her cousin, my 10 year old grandaughter, Ashlynn Dearing, caught the bridal bouquet.  

Natalie's sisters, Autumn and Julie and Julie's children, Rose and Ryan, live near Ashville so they participated. Natalie's brother Bill drove in from Lafayette IN.

I had so much fun at Natalie and Shawn's wedding.  It gave me the chance to visit with my nieces and nephew.  I also had a nice visit with my son, Mark, and his family, Tonya and Ashlynn.  Mark was in Philidelphia on business and decided to return to Seattle via Ashville.  His wife Tonya and daughter, Ashlynn flew in from Seattle.

I enjoy every wedding that I officiate for.  However, this one was extra special. 

Thanks so much for having me officiate for you.

Rev. Dr. Mike Dearing