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.
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.
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
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.
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