BASIS FOR MARRIAGE:
are fantastic, but Marriages are Wonderful. And why are they Wonderful? Because they are ordained by God.
Marriage was instituted by God Himself as declared in Genesis 2:18. "It is not good that a man should be alone;
I will make him a helper comparable to him". Thereupon God created woman of man's own substance and brought her
to the man. Our Lord Jesus honored marriage by His presence at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. And He confirmed
it as a divine ordinance and a union not to be severed when He declared, "Therefore what God hath joined together, let
man not separate". Matthew 19:6. Moreover, the apostle Paul set forth the sacred and exalted nature of marriage
when he likened it to a mystical union that subsists between Christ and His Church.
I am an ordained
Non-Denominational Christian Minister licensed to officiate weddings and other life event services. I provide not
only a quality product, but also a QUALITY EXPERIENCE and am professional in every way. My services are ALWAYS about
YOU and my goal is your complete satisfaction. I will work with you to write YOUR story and I will make it a true feature
of the day rather than just merely a ceremony that accomplishes a mission. Your ceremony will not only be one your guests
talk about whenever they see you, but it will be remembered for years to come. It will be truly unique, truly reflective
of your personalities and your story, and it will give your guests a gift of inspiration, of laughter, and of joy for you.
I am prepared to perform your wedding ceremony or vow renewal in
any location you choose, whether it be outdoors, in a church, or in the comfort of your own home. I will travel anywhere
you would like to have your wedding and distance is not an issue. The love you share is a gift from God, and you
are His special gift to each other. It would be my privilege to perform your wedding ceremony under His blessing and
to not only offer you a fantastic wedding, but help you begin a wonderful marriage... a dance between three partners;
you, your bethrothed and God Himself. "A cord of three strands is not easily broken". Ecclesiastes 4:12. .
offer a wide range of officiant services and will work with you to make your wedding exactly as you envision. Whether
it be a spur of the moment ceremony, an elopement or a wedding of any size, your ceremony deserves to
be every bit as special as the love you share and regardless of length, it will be written with complete care and attention. I
offer a full-service customized wedding ceremony, personalized to your style and taste and am prepared to perform either
a traditional or contemporary service; or if you prefer, a nice blend of the two. Writing and public speaking are
my strong points and this is where I do my best work. I like to talk with my couples, get a feel for their thoughts
and feelings as to what they would like their wedding to portray and then write a ceremony that speaks for and about
them, both as individuals and as a couple. Theme Weddings are another way of expressing your individuality and I
can tailor your ceremony to correspond with any theme you choose. Including family members and pets as a special
part of the ceremony is also becoming a popular feature and whatever your wedding vision is, I will work with you to
make it happen. You may choose your vows from examples I provide or, if you prefer, you can write your own. We can include
a Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Water Ceremony, Rose Ceremony, Breaking the Glass Ceremony, Box Ceremony, special readings,
favorite scripture, family customs, anything you choose that would make it unique and meaningful
to you. The possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination and desires. Depending
upon your location, we can handle the pre-marriage consultations by phone, by mail, or in person and I will work with you
to make sure every detail is just as you want it. Your personalized ceremony will be written specifically for you and
your betrothed, a beautiful reflection of you, your beliefs, personal desires and the love you share. Once
written, I will either mail or hand deliver the ceremony draft to you for approval or further editing. My
goal is your complete satisfaction and I will go the "extra mile" to capture the heart and soul of your
relationship, making the finished product meaningful, memorable, and UNIQUELY BREATHTAKING.
I bring my own PA,
which works with or without electricity, so your guests will be able to hear the ceremony even if your venue
does not provide one. It is small, self-contained and unnoticeable in photos. Following the wedding, I will provide you with a Wedding
Portfolio, a Keepsake Marriage Certificate suitable for framing and a beautiful booklet containing a copy of your personalized
ceremony. I will also file your marriage license with the proper town or city authorities and provide
you with a copy of the same. A lot of times couples will have family members ask the blessing at the meal following
the wedding, however if you would like me to perform this function, I would be honored to do so. My ultimate goal is
to provide you with a quality experience and one that will leave a memory that is equally treasured years down the road, as
it is the day following your wedding.
am sincere, easy-going and flexible and will do everything within my power to make YOUR day special... just the way YOU want
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Most of the comments I receive come from parents, relatives and wedding guests
who sincerely thank me for a unique, heartfelt ceremony and memories that will last a lifetime.
One mother told me, "I will never experience another wedding service more beautiful than this one. As
I listened to your words, I kept wondering if you could possibly say something better or more meaningful than what you had
already said, and each time you did. It was wonderful. Anyone would be privileged to have you perform their wedding
Another person told me "My family and I flew all the way across country to
attend this wedding, and hearing your words made it worth every mile".
Fees are structured
to support time dedicated to writing and designing your ceremony. I custom-write each
and every one of my ceremonies and no two are alike. This means that your ceremony will be one of a kind, totally unique to the two of you and there will never be another one
exactly like it. Factors in determining the cost of your ceremony will include meeting time and travel,
as well as time to write and officiate your ceremony.
fees are usually as stated on this page, but since every ceremony is unique, please e-mail me for a quote. Please be assured that all fees will be discused openly and agreed upon prior to booking and
there will be no hidden charges. Additional services, such as travel beyond a certain distance from my office
may be extra. I travel all over the East Coast singing, speaking and doing weddings so you just never know, I
may be in your area at the same time you plan to have your wedding.
BASIC - $200
is for those who want a short, sweet ceremony without all the frills and drama that often go along with weddings of a larger
scale. This ceremony does not include any personalization or add-ons, but what it does offer is a heartfelt celebration of
your relationship and the love you feel for one another. Your ceremony will be tailored to your style and taste
and can be celebrated in your home, my office, or any other place of your choosing. You will receive a copy
of your ceremony, a beautiful marriage certificate suitable for framing and I will also
file your marriage license with the proper authorities. The fee for this service is $200, plus travel expenses. If you would
like to include add-ons in this package you may do so at a cost of $50 each. Total cost will be discussed individually
based upon wedding destination and any extras that you would like to have included.**.
DELUXE - $300
If you want a personalized ceremony that is memorable, uniquely special and do not require a rehearsal,
this is the one for you. I will custom write a love-inspired ceremony, tailored to your
style and taste and will officiate it in the comfort of your home or venue of choice. Whether an elopement or small intimate wedding, your ceremony will be one that is unique, meaningful and truly
reflective of you and the love you share. And if you would like to include a Ceremonial Add-On, I will work
with you to choose one that will give your ceremony that extra special touch you are looking for. You
will receive a copy of your ceremony, a beautiful marriage certificate suitable for framing and I will also file your marriage license with the proper authorities. The fee for this service is $300, plus travel
expenses. Additional add-ons may be included at a cost of $50 each. Total cost will be discussed
individually based upon wedding destination and any extras that you would like to have included.**
FULL-SERVICE - $400
The most common and widely preferred package includes
incorporating "your story" into a beautiful, uniquely written wedding ceremony. I will work with you to capture
the true heart and soul of your relationship and together we will craft a personalized love-inspired ceremony that is truly
"your own". It will focus on love, devotion and the special gift of love that you are to one another and when finished
it will be one that is totally unique, totally reflective of your personalities and truly memorable. This package includes
up to two Ceremonial Add-Ons, customized vows, unlimited phone or email consultations and unlimited revisions.
I will travel to your venue of choice, help you with any last minute pre-wedding details and deliver your ceremony with complete
eloquence. Following your marriage I will present you with a portfolio containing a professionally bound copy of your
personalized ceremony, inspirational marriage materials and a beautiful marriage certificate suitable for framing. This
package includes a complimentary rehearsal, if needed, and I will also file your marriage license with the proper authorities
and mail you a copy of the same. The fee for this service is $400, plus travel expenses. Total cost will be discussed
individually based upon wedding destination. **
- $100 [Complimentary with the Full-Service Package]
* Lodging Costs will be added for overnight stays required due to a Rehearsal
I travel to various states and locations to perform marriage ceremonies so it is not feasible to set one standard rate that
includes travel. Therefore, mileage, as well as air and lodging (if required), will be added to the above stated
prices. Total cost will be discussed individually with each couple based upon your State and County requirements and your
wedding destination, "
Package prices include mileage up to and including a 50 mile
round-trip radius of Buckhannon, West Virginia.
costs will be added beyond 50 miles at .55/mile.
Lodging costs will also be added if destination is beyond two hours driving distance from home office in Buckhannon,
Costs of air travel, if required,
will be added to the package price, along with mileage beyond 50 miles from Buckhannon, West Virginia to the airport of departure.
Booking is first come first serve and dates will only be held with a 50% NONREFUNDABLE
deposit. with final payment being due two weeks prior to the ceremony.
If by chance you find it necessary to change the date of your ceremony, all monies remitted will be fully transferrable to
the new date, provided that my schedule permits and I am available to perform your service at that time. If I am forced
to cancel due to circumstances beyond my control, all monies will be refunded and I will go above and beyond to find an officiate
who is able to fill in for me.
It is my sincere honor and privilege to extend a $50 discount to all Active Duty and Retired Military.
Valid Military ID Required.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: PayPal, Check or Money Order
LET ME HELP TURN
YOUR WEDDING DAY INTO A TREASURED MEMORY.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SURPASSING YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
I also perform Funerals, Memorial Services, Christenings, Baby Naming Ceremonies
and other spiritual ceremonies. Contact me and let me know what your needs are and I will attend to them as best
as I can.