H ere are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear from couples. If you don’t find your question here, please email me or call 434-572-7436.
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Southern Virginia and Central North Carolina.
The stipend to officiate at your wedding is $600. This fee includes a pre-ceremony meeting, emails and telephone calls, development of your personalized ceremony script and all revisions, a day-of wedding rehearsal, officiating at your ceremony, and processing your marriage license. These services may vary based on the needs and desires of the couple.
All kinds. From ceremonies that are Catholic or interfaith to those with a spirituality of their own. My job is to help you tell your story and to do so in a way that is joyful and respects your current values and beliefs.
Not al all. My wedding ministry is open to all. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.
I encourage it and that’s what makes me unique. There are many ways this can be accomplished. Options for readings, both from the scriptures and other sources are available. You can write your own vows or select from more traditional or contemporary options. Unity or sand candles, love locks, hand fasting, roses to parents and other activities can be easily included.
Absolutely! I offer personalized wedding ceremonies that are designed to be a reflection of who you are and the statement that you want your wedding to make. This is about you, not me.
Yes. I officiate at weddings in many locations both inside and outdoors.
On average, between 20-30 minutes.
Yes. We affirm the dignity and worth of gays and lesbians believing that GLBT equality is a civil right. I would be honored to officiate at your wedding.
Yes. This can make your ceremony very personal.
Absolutely. I rejoice that you have found love. Together, we can design a wonderful ceremony with all the elements that speak to you.
You will. The legal requirement is that you get your marriage license from the state (city or county) where the marriage ceremony will take place. Securing your marriage license is a legal requirement before the marriage ceremony can be performed. After the ceremony, I will process and sign the license and return it to the appropriate government agency.
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