We believe in community. This community. Our community. We started this company because we believe we can provide unique experiences and ceremonies that highlight the specialness of Yellow Springs, along with utilizing the local talent and resources. We offer a 5% discount on our services to clients who are residents, Antioch students or alumni, local business owners and employees, and to people who grew up in YS. This discount can be refunded to the client, or can be donated to the 5% Fund. The 5% Fund provides assistance to clients who have an immediate need and limited financial resources. These monies can help with memorial services, spiritual direction, healing services, and more. As the fund grows and is utilized, we will feature stories on our testimonials page.
We especially are proud to be of service to the LGBTQ+ community. Aaron was the first pastor to perform a legal, religious wedding with a Montgomery County marriage license. He has performed dozens of same gender services, along with designing gender-affirming ceremonies for transgender clients.* He is an outspoken, committed advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, and have been living as an openly bisexual man since 1995. He works closely with Equality Ohio on issues of justice.
We both believe in service and caring. Our work is based on love. A love for each other, a love for this village and its people, and a love for being present at vital times in people's lives.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Miriam and Aaron
*Significant financial discounts can be made available for these ceremonies through the 5% Fund.
Miriam grew up in the back of a tour van, scrunched between the bass fiddle and guitars of her parents, who brought the glory of bluegrass to the masses as the Hotmud Family. She learned how to sing harmony around the same time she learned to speak, and she's been singing ever since.
Aaron picked up the guitar at 13 years old, not so secretly wanting to be Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull. Almost thirty years later, Aaron is still a-pickin' and a-singin'. When he's joined by Miriam, they go by the handle Local Honey.
The two fell in love with each other with music at the center, whether it was listening to records all day, sharing and making memories, or arranging beloved songs to perform together. They have sung at weddings and memorial services, hootenannies and house parties. If you don't see a song below but you'd like to have Aaron and Miriam learn it, mention it to them and they'll let you know if they can do it. If not, they most likely know musicians who can!