Vendor Spotlight – Weddings Your Way

We’re so excited to share our interview with our our valued officiants, Rev. Forrest Whitman!

Tell us about your business, Weddings Your Way.

“I love getting to know wedding couples and officiating a wedding ceremony that is really theirs. Often that means presenting various options ranging from humanist ceremonies to more traditional ceremonies (even sometimes with sections in Spanish). Especially nice is when we can include some old Colorado customs and a bit of history. I’m there to assist a couple as they set up the marriage milestone on their journey.”

How long have you lived in the area and what brough you here?

“I’ve been in Colorado for many years and in Salida for about 10. We moved here from our old county to be with friends and for a less challenging climate.”

Are you a mountains or water guy?

“I’m addicted to birding and enjoy all the service opportunities and walking with GARNA and Central Colorado Conservancy. I’m also a train fan and you can hear my show ON THE RAILS on I tunes or as a podcast on”

Where are you from initially?


If you could be a part of any celebrities wedding, whose would it be?

“Barack and Michelle Obama.”

What do you love most about being a part of weddings?

“That warm glow when you chat with them afterwards.”

Tell us a little bit about what you’re doing when you’re not working?

“Reading books. Writing my weekly newspaper columns. Watching TV with my wife. Gardening.”

What do you love most about where we live?

“Being able to walk anywhere I go and taking in beauty on the way.”

If you could have any other job in the world what would it be?

“Leader of tropical birding trips.”

What was the last song you listened to (on purpose)?

“Pint and a Half doing the DRG.”

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