Our Foundation

Welcome to my very first blog post! I honestly have no idea what I am doing but I promised myself in 2017 that I would step out of the “I don’t know” box and create the “I tried it” box.

Actually, I’ve been adding to my new box quite frequently over the past 3 years and I haven’t looked back…well maybe one or twice but its been pretty progressive. I’m adulting.

If you’ve stumbled across this blog, you’re either planning a wedding and looking to hire a pro wedding officiant or you’re looking for help within your relationship. Either way, I’m glad you found me here.

This is my love story and how Weddings By CPE came into existence.  

In March of 2013, I met my husband, Mr. Anton Sears. My cousin was engaged to Anton’s co-worker at the time, and they decided to set us up on a blind date. Short story even shorter, we met, fell in love, and 8 months later we got married! He’s been my homie, lover, encourager, and best friend since.

I never imagined myself being married until I met him. I was attracted to his peaceful spirit and gentleness with my two sons…and of course his gorgeous smile. One day I asked him “Why do you love me babe?” his response?… “Because I choose to”.

Can you see why I said “Yes”?! #swoon

He is/was the total package and now our family is complete and whole with three boys and a girl pup named Daisy. We recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary on November 10th (all applause and gift cards are welcome ‘cause the struggle was real!).

Speaking of struggle, the journey we have been through has been quite the adventurous one. During our first three years of marriage, we went through the tough stuff that no one could have prepared us for.

We had no idea that we would fall in love so quickly, get married, blend a family, buy a house, and have a baby all in our first year of marriage. We had no idea how much work it even took to wake up every day and choose to be married. We had no idea we would lose our partner parent and that grief would hit us hard. We had no idea how much therapy we would need to process all of this. But were still here. Still thriving.

If it weren’t for our faith in God, our premarital coaching basics, and our tribe/prayer warriors, we would have not made it this far.

Since I consider myself blessed for making it to year 5 (and hopefully many more) and having all the help and support that we so desperately needed during those hard times, it’s only fair to pass this blessing of love and spiritual support along to others.

Weddings By CPE was created in 2017 with love in mind. I want to help couples tell their love story, just like I’m telling you mine, in a meaningful way so that you can bless others as well. Love is the gift that keeps on giving!

I want to help couples start their marriage on the right foot with premarriage coaching…Not the boring do’s and don’ts of relationships but the real in depth thought provoking conversations that will help you build an ironclad foundation.

I want to stand together with you to pray, fight, and protect your love like many others have done for us.

In my future blog post, with the permission of other couples, I will share their love stories in hopes to encourage you to keep believing in Love.

XO Minister Sharnise Sears

Minister Sharnise Sears - Photo Credit  www.stayfocusedfilms.com

Minister Sharnise Sears - Photo Credit www.stayfocusedfilms.com

Our Wedding Day- Photo Credit  www.denniscriderphotography.com

Our Wedding Day- Photo Credit www.denniscriderphotography.com

5 Year Anniversary - Photo Credit  www.stayfocusedfilms.com

5 Year Anniversary - Photo Credit www.stayfocusedfilms.com

Sharnise Sears