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Jacob RitterCelebrant, Officiant, MC & Wedding Consultant
From the USA, Jacob first came to Thailand in 2008 via India to attend an advanced yoga teacher training under advice by a friend studying for a graduate degree at Harvard Divinity School. He fell in love with the friendly culture, scenic nature, and delicious healthy food. He also fell in love with his wife Angie (who manages bridal hair and makeup or other logistics for ceremonies). Before getting involved full time with weddings, he was on the spa menus at various 5-Star resorts in Phuket for for teaching meditation, yoga, tai chi and for holistic counseling.

In 2009, he began his public speaking career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism at Phuket’s leading University (Prince of Songkla University). He went on to manage marketing communications and administer Training and Public Relations at the island’s most popular wedding venue (Katathani Phuket Beach Resort) where he helped to open three new resorts with the rapidly expanding Katathani Collection. Until now, he remains their on-call wedding reception M.C.

His passion is in the wedding industry:

“It is such a powerful, graceful and moving experience to be so close to couples exchanging their vows. I have had the honor to lead many ceremonies filled with laughter, tears and bliss… Each is different, but they are all united by a thread of loving commitment, the spirit of love pronounced and witnessed.”

Jacob is not religious, although he deeply identifies with religious experiences. He does he impose any abstract spiritual concepts in ceremonies unless requested by couples. Ordained by three universal ministries: Humanist, First Nation and Interfaith; he offers non-denominational and secular (non-religious) Wedding Ceremonies and can also offer religious ceremonies as requested: Jewish, Christian, Taoist, Buddhist, Native American etc.

All ceremonies are tailor-made down to the last word if couples prefer, or can be standardized according to Jacob’s traditional-style wedding script which also provides a modern, heartfelt and fairy-tale-like nuptial experience.





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