Hello, my name is Laurie Lemek, CFD, AIFD, PFCI, AAF.
What do those designations mean?
I am a Certified Floral Designer(CFD) through AIFD, the American Institute of Floral Design, which I was inducted into in 1991.
I am also a member of the Professional Floral Commentators International, and last year I was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture ( AAF).
I am a Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut. Therefore, in accordance with the law of Connecticut, and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the law of Connecticut, your union will be legal in the state of Connecticut.
I am an ordained, non-denominational Wedding Officiant and Civil Celebrant, legally sanctioned to perform weddings, commitments and other rites of life, in the state of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.
I am ordained through the ULC - an interfaith and non-denominational ministry as well as an ordained member of both The Church of Spiritual Humanism and Open Ministry. Because these ministries embrace a diversity of beliefs, it allows me to perform a wide variety of ceremonies.
As a non-denominational celebrant, I will not ask for a religious commitment or require counseling sessions as a prerequisite of marriage from my couples.
All ceremonies are precious and wonderful are carried out in an open, loving and non-judgmental environment.
I am the Celebrant that assists in verbalizing what couples are feeling and the Officiant that is ordained to make it official.