Officiant ATL

Congratulations you have chosen to wed the love of your life! It is an absolute joy to work with you to create and design a wedding ceremony that will be special to you.

I am simply a happy woman who enjoys writing and telling love stories.

Your decision to marry is important and I am dedicated to provide you with the best service and guiding you through the wedding ceremony planning process.

Having first hand experience of the ebb and flow of marriage, my husband and I have greatly benefited from and highly value marriage counsel. Therefore, premarital education is available to all for the purpose of helping couples have strong and healthy relationships, thereby giving them a greater chance of enjoying a stable as well as satisfying marriage.

Ceremonies

All Ceremony types are welcomed: 

Secular

Cultural

Spiritual

Humanist

 Religious

Holistic

 My services are available for all faiths, ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, and sexual orientation.

Travel

Based in Atlanta, services are provided for all Georgia counties.

From the Blue Ridge Mountains all the way to the coasts of Savannah, it is my pleasure to travel the great state of  Georgia performing wedding ceremonies. I'm always down for a road trip!

 

My services are also available to couples across the US and abroad.

The Process

 

  • The initial consultation typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour. ​

 

  • Meetings with couples are held in my office or remote meeting, in which I will be listening intently to understand what you are looking for in a wedding ceremony.

  • I genuinely enjoy meeting all of my couples, getting to know them and hearing their love stories. So be prepared to lay it on me!

 

  •  I will walk  you through the ceremony creation process step by step, offering suggestions and leading you through a guideline of elements that may be included. 

 

  • If you choose to incorporate family, friends, traditions, or customs the sky is the limit when it comes to creating your ceremony. I also have a list of beautiful and unique enhancements that I will gladly share.

 

  • You will always have the final say on the ceremony, so that it is exactly what you want and look forward  to with  joyful anticipation on your wedding day.

  • Leading up to your wedding day, we will stay in contact via email, calls, and remote meetings as  I will be gathering information to create your customized ceremony.

  • If premarital counseling is agreed upon, sessions will be held in office or virtually.

  • Lastly I will get you hitched, and we're going to have a celebration!​

  • After your ceremony, I wont leave you high and dry. I am available for mediation or if you would like to simply come in for a couple's check up and talk about a few things. 

Pricing

I believe in up front pricing so there are no surprises! Traveling fees may apply for mileage, parking, and hotel accommodations depending on your venue location. Ceremonies outside of Atlanta's fiftey mile radius will incur a travel fee of one dollar per mile. 

After our initial consultation, I will reserve a soft hold to book your wedding date for 48 hours. Should you not book within this time period, I will release the date for other inquires. 

A 50 % retainer and signed electronic contract is due at time of booking  to reserve your wedding date on my calendar.

Remaining balance is due two weeks prior to your event. Visit my Pricing Page for more information.

Marriage License

As an ordained minister, I am legally authorized to perform rites of marriage.

Have no worries, I will lead you through the process of obtaining your marriage license.

 

After the ceremony I will sign the marriage license and Priority Mail it to the Probate Court within 3 business days.

You will receive your marriage certificate within 1-4 weeks, depending on which county probate you obtained your marriage license.

I will follow up with you to ensure you have received  your marriage certificate.

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