Diane believes that we each have a story and that marriage blends these stories to make a deeper, unique one. A personal, heartfelt ceremony, where the couple is celebrated and honored at the threshold of their married life, spirited on by their loving, chosen community, is Page One of their new story together.
A true romantic at heart, this collaboration is what inspires Diane in her work as a wedding officiant and story teller. Diane believes ceremony reveals who we are and what is important to us. For couples preparing to marry, it’s the chance to share themselves and their own wonderful story not only with each other but with all those around them.
As a member of the same book club for 20 years, Diane appreciates how we can always find some part of ourselves in stories. Reading and writing for pleasure nourishes her love of expression. She also believes that music connects us in a powerful way whether we are listening via headphones or dancing in the crowds at a concert. The connection between performer and listener in live performance is irresistible to Diane – some of her favorite places to see a show include the Fillmore, Union Transfer, The Tower, TLA, The World Café, and NYC’s Beacon Theater as well as the XPoNential and Newport Folk Festivals.
Diane’s Italian heritage has given her roots in the deep love and spirituality of family traditions. She honors treasured cultural customs with a modern sensibility and loves hosting boisterous intergenerational gatherings where love is celebrated, good food is shared, and everyone belongs.
Diane’s quieter pursuits include cooking, baking and sewing, but with background music playing, of course! Her proudest project is a crazy quilt created from scraps of costumes from her older daughter’s high school drama guild performances. Diane has also sewn countless ballet ribbons to point shoes for her younger daughter as she danced her own way through high school and college.
Working every day as an instructional aide in one of the most cheerful environments on the planet – an elementary school – Diane has discovered that nothing makes a day sparkle like the wide-eyed perspective of a six-year-old. She loves to laugh and delights in the humor and observations of her young charges.
A walking enthusiast, Diane has given running a try in the last few years completing the Broad Street Run twice (so far.) She is a proud annual participant in the 15K Philly Hot Chocolate Run because, well, who can resist running for chocolate?
With grace, humor, joy, and reverence, Diane loves to use her passion for connection and her gift with words to create meaningful ceremony. And she is always honored and delighted to share in these significant life events – helping to tell the stories and make the moments that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Diane was the Perfect Officiant!
We could not have enough great things to say about Diane Weltman. We originally had our wedding planned for August 2020 which unfortunately had to be pushed due to COVID. We decided to do a small, intimate backyard wedding which Diane unselfishly agreed to officiant. Diane was such a huge part in our planning process when we had to adjust on the fly. We could not have done it without her! We were fortunate enough to have our big ceremony and reception this summer and with the help of some incredible suggestions by Diane, incorporated both the traditional ceremony aspect as well as recognizing the small intimate ceremony from last year. Diane was the perfect officiant from small to finish and I couldn’t have enough amazing things to say about her. HIGHLY recommend using her for all couples out there. Diane, we thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts!
We wanted to thank you so much for everything! Everyone kept asking how we knew you and how they thought you were a long time family friend with how personal you made our ceremony. It was absolutely perfect! You made our day so incredibly special for not only us but also our guests… I’m not kidding everyone kept saying how awesome you were. I feel like we cannot thank you enough for one, working with us in such a short amount of time and secondly, for helping make our day everything we could have hoped it could be and more! We have a few weddings coming up and I know no one will measure up.
We honestly cannot thank you enough!
Thank you again for making our wedding ceremony so special. Many people said it was the most personal and meaningful ceremony they have ever been to and we agree!!
We have to say thank you to you again for helping make our dream wedding a reality. We have received so many compliments on your extraordinarily loving, funny, and compassionate ceremony. We are so happy we found you. You truly made this special day tie together flawlessly (literally with the Celtic handfasting!) Thank you so much for everything!
We feel so blessed to have found you and are so grateful for the warmth, love, and compassion you brought to our ceremony. Thank you for the support in helping us retell our story and share our vows with the people we love most. Wishing you all the best in 2021.
We want to genuinely thank you for everything over this past year. All of your wisdom, words of encouragement, and grace have been nothing short of amazing. We are blessed to have met you!
Every single person, live stream and physically there had nothing but compliments towards you and what a beautiful ceremony you held. It was the first thing they mentioned.
We cannot thank you enough for your part in our day yesterday. We had an amazing time and the ceremony was absolutely perfect! It was short, sweet and completely reflected us as a couple and we are so grateful to have had you there with us. Thank you for making us so comfortable from start to finish and for making this dream a reality!
Thank you for being such an amazing and central part of our day. The ceremony you came up with felt close to home and so comfortable and easy. (We got rave reviews from family and friends as well.)
Wishing you and your family healthy and safe times ahead.
Much much love,
Thank you so much for officiating our big day! We really enjoyed doing our ‘homework’ and it made for a very special bonding experience to share our answers (after we passed them off to you, of course!). You made the event so special and personal to us and our story. This was not the wedding that either of us had ever pictured, but it was simply perfect. Thank you again for all your work. Sending lots of love.
Thank you so much for making our special day perfect! We will never forget how warm and loving our ceremony was because of you. Having you stand there with us was so comforting and we can’t thank you enough for everything. You will always be in our hearts!
THANK YOU for such an awesome ceremony. Our guests were raving about the ceremony all night and kept saying how much they loved your energy.
With a lot of love and our deepest gratitude,
Thank you Diane for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful. You put together the perfect balance of love and humor which we think should always go hand in hand! We will always remember your advice and kind words about us. You really ‘get’ us!
Many couples receive compliments about a fun reception, a lively band, or a great venue; but how many people get TONS of compliments about their officiant?!? Diane was masterful as our officiant and was certainly worthy of all the kind feedback we received.
With our simple guidelines of ‘not too short, not too long, cover all the basics and make it about us,’ Diane created our ideal ceremony. It was a perfect blend of faith, sentiment, humor, and thought-provoking advice. Diane has a great speaking voice and really knows how to command a room. She kept our guests’ attention with a great mixture of story telling, tear jerking moments, and well timed humor.
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. It was absolutely perfect and we got compliments all night about how beautiful and well done the ceremony was! I don’t have the words to tell you how thankful we are for how much work you put into making our ceremony absolutely perfect, but we are so in awe of how amazing everything was on our wedding day.
We are so grateful for you as our officiant!! Our wedding was the most perfect wedding we could have ever imagined (and trust me, this was not the wedding we had planned haha!). Your ceremony was so personalized and felt so right for our circumstances.
Again, we cannot express how thankful we are for you, you gave us a perfect wedding!!!