The wedding ceremony is an important ritual and transformational rite of passage. I work closely with each couple to create a meaningful and personalized ceremony that best reflects who they are as a couple and what their hopes and dreams are for their marriage and their life together. As an Interfaith Minister and Chaplain, I help each couple envision and craft their desired ceremony, whether it is spiritual, secular or religious. I provide ideas, guidance and resources all along the way. Each couple and their circumstances are unique and special, therefore each ceremony I officiate is unique and tailored to each couple. As a long time marriage equality advocate, I am honored to officiate LGBTQIA+ ceremonies. I provide each couple guidance on:
- Obtaining the marriage license in North Carolina as well as the legal documents required after marriage.
- Personalizing the wedding ceremony to reflect their unique love story, as well as honor family and cultural traditions.
- Honoring family members in the wedding ceremony.
- Incorporating the spiritual, religious or secular elements that are important to each couple.
- Navigating any sensitive issues that might impact the ceremony and wedding day.
- Marriage Vows - I provide samples and inspiration to help you choose or write your own.
I offer simple legal signing ceremonies, elopements, casual, informal ceremonies, traditional, formal ceremonies and Vow Renewals. Professional Fees are based on driving distance and type of ceremony.
I do not require pre-marital counseling to officiate a ceremony, but I do offer it upon request. Using an online Prepare-Enrich assessment as a resource, each couple strengthens their relationship by learning skills in all the areas that will impact their marriage: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Financial Management, Intimacy, Relationship Roles and Expectations, Understanding Personality and Family of Origin Issues and more. Please inquire for more information.
I serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Benson, Smithfield, Clayton, Garner, Wake Forest, Youngsville, Oxford, Rocky-Mount, Wilson, Tarboro, Goldsboro, Greenville, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast, NC Beaches and beyond.
I am an Independent, Community Interfaith Minister, Chaplain and Officiant. I have been Clergy in Good Standing with my Ordaining Body - The Chaplaincy Institute Interfaith Seminary and Community since 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant
What is the typical price for your wedding services?
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What is the starting price for your wedding services?
Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Hindu, Jewish, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 mins.
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