We’re so excited to share our interview with our Secretary and one of our valued, lovable, and upbeat officiants, Heather Barron!
Tell us about your business, Luminous Ceremonies.
“I’m a Wedding Officiant and certified Marriage Celebrant based in beautiful Buena Vista. I have the privilege of writing and officiating heartfelt, meaningful wedding ceremonies from scratch tailored to each couple, their beliefs and their unique love story. My favorite thing is all the FANTABULOUS folks I get to meet, both at the altar as well as their loved ones and all the amazing vendors with whom I get to work (and play!).”
How long have you lived in the area and what brought you here?
“Since 1998 with a couple breaks for work opportunities outside of the area. I fell in love with this stunning river valley when I first arrived at age 16 to work at a summer camp and I decided I would love here when I grew up (which took a whole 4 years until I moved here permanently!).”
Are you a mountains or water girl?
“Definitely a mountains-with-rivers girl!”
Where are you from initially?
“I grew up in Northern and Central California until I was 18.”
If you could be a part of any celebrities wedding, whose would it be?
“Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes comics) and whomever he decides to marry! Hobbes would make the greatest Best Man ever!”
What do you love most about being a part of weddings?
“I LOVE love! So having the honor of the best seat in the house as two people express radiant love for each other and exchange their vows of commitment to walking together in marriage is such a gift! It’s also fun to be at so many unique locations for weddings.”
Tell us a little bit about what you’re doing when you’re not working?
“When I’m not doing weddings, I am running my life coaching company, Luminous Life, as well as raising several teenagers at The Link School, a private residential school north of Buena Vista where I currently live. Not a lot of “free” time, but I love everything I do! Such a blessed and rich life!”
What do you love most about where we live?
“What’s NOT to love? No, really?! If I can only pick one thing it is the smell of the cottonwoods on the river when morning sun is hitting the water. Or maybe it’s alpenglow on Mt. Princeton. Or the millions of rainbows I’ve seen following rainstorms over the past two decades. Or the way clouds move and form through the enormous sky. Or hands on sun-warmed rock. Or BV Roastery coffee. Or the kind people who have been through good and tough times with me in this quaint mountain valley of my heart!”
If you could have any other job in the world what would it be?
What was the last song you listened to (on purpose)?
“Sliding Down by Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall and Béla Fleck.”