About Marjo

An Immigrant, Airplane Pilot,
Linguist, and Academic Theologian

Marjo was born and raised in Finland, where she excelled at school and as a classical pianist in the music conservatory. Higher education opportunities brought her first to Japan, then to the United States.

Multilingual and Multicultural

Marjo has lived a decade or more on three different continents.

She holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics, and is fluent in English -- the 3rd of 6 languages she speaks. Marjo recently retired after decades serving in Japanese and American universities, as a professor and senior academic administrator.

Public Speaker

Marjo was selected to give a TED Talk on her role in representing the U.S. at a U.N.-affiliated workgroup that created the original standard for aviation language proficiency.  

From Survivor to Thriver

Marjo has endured and overcome
oh so
much -- culture shocks and divorce, + widowhood. 

Through it all she persevered, relied on her belief system and Finnish "sisu" (grit), and today is a proud mother to 5 and grandmother to 9.

About Our Weddings

Some context for contrasting Our Wedding for YOU from all the Others. 

BASE Package

Core Wedding Services -- $750

Review the Registration Process

Discuss Overall Vision of the Requested Service

Craft a Written Version of the Ceremony

Finalize the Ceremony

Rehearse the Ceremony

Attend the Wedding Rehearsal

Review the Marriage License Together

Perform the Ceremony

Sign and Process the Marriage Certificate


STANDARD package

    BASE PLUS    -- $1,250.

A Digitized Copy of a Personalized Song, composed and sung by Marjo


A Couples' Financial Planning Consultation with W. G. Platt, Ph.D., RMA, Professor Emeritus of Finance


We may add services and products to "Standard Package".

You will receive the above, plus additions added between your contract date and wedding date,

-- at NO additional cost to you. 

optional add-ons

Additional services are available, such as flowers, catering, photography, and venue.

In addition, Marjo can be available to sing and/or play the piano at the Wedding Rehearsal or Wedding Ceremony.

To be discussed at

Initial Meeting