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Officiant in Del Valle, TX,
(512) 623-9754

About Us

Dress Floofer. Groomsmen Wrangler. Storyteller.

Hello lovers... you did it! The hunt is over! You found me! I knew you would. You’ve searched high and low, swiped left and right, endured blind dates and crappy coffee.

AND THEN... you finally landed on the love of your life…

You’ve also found your

  • venue

  • florist

  • classical ukulele player

  • dove handler

  • taco truck

NOW you need someone to MARRY YOU and here I am.

​Obviously you have gathered that my name is Christel Stuart. Now, let me tell you a little about me. I left a 10 year career with AT&T to do what I do now. Officiating weddings has been the most fun, rewarding, exciting, and joyous “job” of my life. My first ceremony was my cousin’s wedding in Costa Rica in 2014 in front of a breathtaking waterfall.

Not a bad day at the office, am I right?

​Cut to today and I have officiated over 500 ceremonies in several states AND countries! I am happy to dress in costume, perform rituals like unity candles and knot-tying.

I offer custom vows or read the ones you have prepared.

​When 2 people stand before me, they are filled with love and nerves and sometimes whiskey! I say some pretty words and ask some important questions and PRESTO-CHANGE-O they are MARRIED! So “changing lives” isn’t something I take lightly. Some people want a quick ceremony to “get it done” and some want the puffy marshmallow dress and the string quartet.

I respect all of those decisions. Lately, I have seen that people want their friend to officiate their wedding. My goal is to be your Professional Friend. To capture the essence of the two of you while knowing where to stand, how to keep groomsmen sober-ish, and work with your other vendors. Officiating isn't only reading a beautiful script and asking for the "I do's". It's listening and learning about your love story so that you and your guests feel like we have known each other for years.

I live in between Austin and Bastrop. I have lived in Texas almost my entire life. I am married to a terrific, patient, handsome man named Austin and have a stepdaughter, Riley, who impresses me daily with the young woman she is becoming. Austin left a 16+ year career with AT&T to pursue HIS dream, photography. (

Heck of a duo, right? We have a company where we offer officiating and photography, and photo booth services together. You can check us out at Hand Heart and Crown Weddings (

(ya know… in case you haven’t booked your photographer yet!)

​I would love to find out more about you and what your perfect wedding day looks like. I want to change your life and marry you to the love of your life in a field, under a tree, at an outdoor chapel, in a gorgeous venue, or even out of the country. My passport is current and I can always use more stamps in it!

Lauren H.

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  • From the moment we met her, it was an instant connection. I love that she has such a bright, warm, loving personality. She is definitely a trooper as she had to literally hike to our destination! She made our ceremony magical and I would highly recommend working with her! We plan on having another ceremony for family and I would 10/10 ask her to officiate for us again! Thank you for making our day so wonderful! You’re the best!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 375.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 150.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 50.00

    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

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    No Denomination

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    MA, TX

    What languages do you speak?


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