The very first wedding I attended as a child was of two women. I liked their flowing dresses. It wasn’t legal but it was beautiful and sincere and carried all of the weight the couple needed.
My own gay wedding was also before legalization and required multiple trips to Canada and a FedEx account.
Since then I’ve had the honor of officiating many queer weddings, both religious and secular. There is something so precious about celebrating LGBTQIA+ love publicly and with witnesses – and to be able to sign my gay name to official licenses as an ordained pastor!
I would be delighted to work with you as a couple (or thrupple, or…) to create a meaningful ritual celebrating your love. Premarital counseling (covering the marital hot topics of family of origin, sex, children, religion, and money) also available.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Allen’s Whispered Vows is an accomplished wedding officiating business led by certified celebrant Allen Bencomo. As a member of several clergy and wedding associations, this talented professional has earned a reputation for his compassionate approach to officiating.
Allen’s Whispered Vows presides over marital occasions in Palm Springs and its surrounding areas. Keen to make sure that your “I do” moment represents your wishes, he will be sure to include the traditions that you hold dear. He specializes in secular ceremonies, but with a touch of religious or interfaith celebrations if you wish.
Having been trained in ritual writing, Allen can’t wait to help you and your beloved in creating your own heartfelt vows. In addition to weddings, he serves elopements, vow renewals, and marriage license signings. AND offers Transgender Naming Ceremonies FREE of charge. Considering your input to be key, he will work diligently to create a personalized meaningful ceremony that showcases your romantic connection.
I absolutely love the process of getting to know every single couple I work with, and for the chance to stand in front of their chosen family and tell their love story. I would LOVE to share yours!
When my sister-in-law wanted to have a commitment ceremony in 2011 (weddings still weren’t legal then) we had the hardest time finding someone who would officiate for the two of them. Somewhere along the line, I thought, “I should do this”. No one should have to jump thru hoops to marry the person they’re in love with!
Six years later I became ordained. Two years after that I left my day job to be a full-time wedding officiant. And a year later, I enrolled in the Celebrant Academy, graduating from their masterclass as a Professional Master Celebrant. Now, thanks to equally wed, I’m an Equality Enthusiast as well!
When we work together, you are going to feel accepted, and celebrated. Call me…
Clients from the fullness of the LGBTQ+ spectrum are welcome and enthusiastically affirmed. Religious, non-religious and interfaith, multi-faith, agnostic and atheist wedding celebrations. Previous marriages, kids, living together, families formed in alternative ways — all welcome. Whether its a hilltop elopement or a big affair, I want to help make your day and your ceremony special.
My name is Tirzah. I offer Wedding Coaching, Premarital Coaching, and Officiating services. I am a Queer-Owned business and started NearlyWed Coaching after spending a decade as a Licensed Social Worker. After navigating the wedding industry when my wife and I were getting married in 2019, we experienced firsthand that not all vendors are inclusive and aware of how to make Queer couples feel seen and safe. I started NearlyWed Coaching to change how couples are getting married by providing a support system that focuses on the emotional side of the wedding planning process and affirms and celebrates couples of all identities!
NearlyWed Coaching Services
Wedding Coaching: Wedding Coaching is an unbiased support system to help you navigate the wedding planning process, with a special focus on the stress, anxiety, and emotional dynamics that often show up throughout the process. Let’s keep it real..wedding planning can be really hard (there can be a lot of expectations, pressures, and external opinions). I am here to help you navigate this journey while being true to yourself. Together we will create a wedding that is truly what you want and authentic to who you are as a couple.
Premarital Coaching: Are you looking for an unbiased support system to help you strengthen certain areas of your relationship? I use a strengths-based approach to help you LEVEL-UP your relationship and become more connected as you enter into marriage. Our sessions are guided by where you are at and where you would like to be. I will help you gain useful tools to improve your communication and connection.
Officiating: In-person officiating service for your small wedding or elopement includes a 60-minute collaborative session to create your ceremony before your wedding day. I believe in the importance of getting to know you as a couple and what makes your relationship and love unlike any other. We will work together in collaboration to create an intentional ceremony that is aligned with your belief system and is authentic to who you are as a couple. Your ceremony is the heartbeat of your wedding and who you choose as your officiant is an important decision. I offer a free discovery so we can connect and you can see if I am the right fit. I would be honored to be by your side as you cross the threshold from Nearlyweds to Newlyweds!
I can’t wait to hear from you!
We are a team of wedding officiants with aloha. Based on Oahu but serving all islands of Hawaii. Our officiants perform heartfelt ceremonies with modern Hawaiian influences.
Weddings are special and sacred moments. I know this to be true first-hand, as a married queer person and as a queer spiritual leader. It’s my mission and a true honor as a wedding officiant to pay that magic forward to other queer couples.
Each wedding ceremony should best reflect the couple at its center. I work with couples closely to co-create the wedding ceremony that fits who they are and uplifts and celebrates their values and beliefs. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, I have the experience and knowledge to co-create wedding ceremonies that exist across the spectrum of religious to secular. I can offer spiritual and/or religious framing to a ceremony, but I also have flexibility and knowledge to lead ceremonies that are deep and meaningful and do not rely on religious words or framing. It’s part of my role to help couples create a ceremony that is fully and completely representative of you and your love for one another.
I’d love to work with you! I’m located in Los Angeles, CA, and I am willing to travel. Please be in touch to set up an initial conversation about your special day.
We’re Jess & Austin – elopement photographers based in Colorado. We plan, officiate & photograph intimate wedding ceremonies in beautiful wild places home in Colorado and all over the western US. We prioritize an amazing, connective and private experience above all else so that you can look back on real memories forever and ever.
Minister LaToya of Waning Moon Weddings is a premier officiant and pre-marital coach for couples that have prioritized honoring and celebrating their unique love stories! She believes that your story is what holds the key to your excellence and your ability to create meaningful connections in each moment; in marriage and in life.
After the historical ruling on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015 and emblazoned by her own wedding experience, LaToya decided to shake up the wedding industry standards a bit! Through her dedication to her couples, Min. LaToya has become the wedding officiant for all couples that want professional support, magical moments, comforting fun, and a genuine connection at the wedding altar.
LaToya has been featured on wedding blog sites and magazines like Brides.com, Southern Bride Magazine, Martha Stewart, Green Wedding Shoes, and New Orleans Wedding Magazine. She also served as a wedding officiant for season 11 of the popular LifeTime tv series, Married at First Sight.
In her debut book, Laughter at the Altar, she shares unique wedding ceremonies and unity ritual ideas. In Laughter at the Altar, she uses her experience in the spiritual wellness community and her vast insight as a professional Wedding Officiant to guide the reader through reconnecting with the spiritual element and emotion behind wedding ceremonies. Laughter at the Altar is fun to read, inspiring, and a true reflection of the joy that LaToya wants all couples to experience at the wedding altar.
As a Professional Wedding Officiant, she works to highlight the love stories and grand celebrations of couples with authentic reverence, joy, and lots of laughter. From her heartwarming laughter to her high-energy presence at the altar, after looking through her website you’ll know right away if LaToya is the officiant for you!
Send in a message and see if LaToya is available to honor YOUR love story! She is also able to perform traditional and cultural ceremony rituals, ceremonial smudge blessings, divination and intuitive services, and prayers.
Daria MacGregor, owner of Circle of Love Weddings is an officiant and wedding coordinator in Atlanta and other locations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Daria is by your side from start to finish, leading the way to a calm, love-centered and fun wedding.
*For couples who have had to cancel or postpone their weddings due to Coronavirus, but who still wish to be married in 2020, Circle of Love Weddings is available to officiate your ceremony. Please reach out if you need help!*
Since 2006, owner and operator Daria MacGregor has worked with hundreds of couples to co-create beautiful, calm, organized and stress-free weddings and events. Her diverse experience with different religions, cultures, wedding styles, venues, and various personalities enables her to work with you as a partner to create a personalized, meaningful wedding that is just perfect for you. Daria is a good listener and problem solver, and a flexible, friendly and compassionate professional.
As an ordained interfaith priestess-minister, Daria can officiate your wedding ceremony and conduct other rituals and ceremonies. The unique combination of her wedding planning, writing, speaking and logistics talents provides couples with complete peace of mind and an enjoyable wedding experience.
- Writing personalized, meaningful ceremonies
- Rehearsal coordination and direction
- Unique cultural ceremonies
- Elopements and tiny weddings
- Destination weddings
- Ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City
- Wedding coordination and direction
- Online consulting services
As a traveling adventurer, Daria works anywhere in the United States and is licensed to perform weddings in all 50 states. Daria also works on destination weddings and elopements in Europe and worldwide.
I’ve been marrying people for over 15 years as a justice of the peace. I enjoy helping create and capturing romantic, meaningful, fun, and chill weddings. Although I officiate, photograph and design flowers for big weddings, I am known for making planning elopements and small weddings easy to plan because I offer three services and planning guidance. I have a second shooter and photography assistant when I am officiating the ceremony. I also know all the great venues and other vendors in Vermont.
Available seven days a week, last minute weddings always welcome. So, call me, let’s talk!
Member of Vermont Wedding Professionals Association (VAWP).
Often thought of as Jacksonville’s best kept secret, River City Brewing Company offers one of the most unique sites for special events, social or corporate, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Hand-crafted Wood accents and Nautical touches, decorate our Bridge Room, which can seat 80 guests comfortably. Or if you desire a larger event, the Acosta Ballroom can seat up to 180 guests with a dance floor. Both spaces offer incredible views of the St. John’s River and Downtown Skyline and close proximity to the Downtown hotels. Catering Menus are available for Breakfast, Lunch, Hors D’oeuvres Receptions and Dinner, or if you prefer, we can customize a menu to meet your guests’ specific needs. All event details are coordinated as a complete, one-stop, all-inclusive package by our amazing catering staff. RCBC has spent 25 years turning our guests’ dreams into realities. We look forward to hosting you soon!
At Melissa Coe Ceremonies, you won’t find cookie-cutter, boring, redundant, copied-off-the-internet wedding ceremonies and you certainly won’t find predictable! What you will find is a refreshing, personal and customized approach designed to make your wedding ceremony the BEST one you and your guests have ever attended. Each ceremony is created to be as unique as you and your love story: personal, meaningful, entertaining, fun and profound. No two ceremonies are ever the same. Always welcoming and inclusive, Melissa Coe marries lovers and loves, loves, LOVES celebrating LOVE – especially yours!
Congratulations on your engagement! Each couple is unique and so each wedding ceremony needs to be unique. The most beautiful ceremonies reflect the hopes, dreams, love, traditions, and values that you bring to each other.
I can provide resources and guidance throughout the ceremony planning process. As you determine how you want your wedding to be structured, I will help you both to understand the meaning of different rituals and customs (both religious and secular) and to select readings, prayers, and music that you find meaningful. Your ceremony can be creative and can include as many or as few religious elements and cultural traditions as you want. I can also help you prepare vows if you choose to write them yourself and determine how you would like to involve your family, friends, and guests in the ceremony.
In addition to providing rabbinical and cantorial services for Jewish weddings, I am comfortable conducting both interfaith and secular wedding ceremonies and am happy to co-officiate with special friends or family, or clergy from other faiths. I believe strongly in marriage equality and delight in serving and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. In life – and especially at a wedding – everyone should feel loved and embraced.
Wedding officiant crafting ceremonies in the Andalusian sunshine.
Dare to be different! Combine your perfect destination wedding ceremony with a dream honeymoon in Southern Spain.
Former UK Deputy Superintendent Registrar Debbie Skyrme, is a Civil Celebrant who performs bespoke symbolic wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and elopements on the Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol in beautiful Andalucia – a destination that combines palm trees and sunny beaches, romantic castles and olive groves, with the longest ski season in Europe!
Ceremonies written with empathy, love, an open heart and an open mind – Debbie is a talented wordsmith who will capture your love story, your values and your beliefs in a unique script crafted especially for you.
Contact Debbie to book a one-hour free Skype session to get to know each other and talk about your vision for your dream wedding ceremony in the real Spain.
Your destination wedding location is Andalucia, Southern Spain.
Your officiant is Debbie Skyrme, Celebrant Spain.
Read Debbie’s blog: “Are we over the rainbow badge? The pros and cons of the inclusivity symbol”
CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement and your choice to marry the love of your life!
Whether you are eloping spur of the moment, having a civil ceremony, or planning to have the wedding of your dreams, I will produce the ceremony you envision. My main obligation as an officiant is to create the most heartfelt, unique memory as possible that will be treasured always by you and guests alike.
I will perform your wedding, vow renewal, or elopement – whichever union you desire. I will incorporate any traditions and rituals that you wish to include in your ceremony. No ceremony is too big or too small. I can meet you and your fiancé to witness you exchanging “I do’s” and signing your marriage license, or officiate your lavish ceremony!