Philosophy & FAQs

My goal is to help make your lives a little easier. Wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful so my primary focus is to remind you all the reasons why you're together. I am here to curate the script for your dream wedding and am given the gift of sharing your hearts. Let me be your confidant and an advocate for your marriage.

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 Best Northeast Ohio Wedding Officiant Cleveland Ohio Ordained Minister LGBTQ

What type of weddings do you officiate?

Everything from non-religious or non-denominational to interfaith or spiritual. LGBTQ+ friendly, whatever pronouns you prefer, I am here for you and accepting of you and your partners love. My certification is through Universal Life Church Ministries and recognized only in the state of Ohio. 

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony can range from 10-30 minutes depending on you. I will follow your lead when it comes to customs and traditions. Your day, your way. 

Where do we get our Marriage License?

If you are an Ohio resident, the marriage license can be obtained from the county where you live. For example, you live in Geauga County but are getting married in Cuyahoga County. You would go to the Geauga County courthouse to apply.
If you are not an Ohio resident, the marriage license will be obtained from the county where the ceremony takes place. 
Keep in mind you both need to be present while applying and the license expires after 60 days. 

Do you attend the rehearsal dinner or reception?

This is incredibly flattering, but your wedding is meant for you and your loved ones. I would feel like a wedding crasher and would not want the expense of another plate on you both. 

What is required to book you as our officiant?

I require a 50% deposit of total services and a signed contract to reserve the date/time. The remaining balance can be payed one month prior to your ceremony. 

How do I get a legal copy of our Marriage Certificate?

Directly following your ceremony, I will sign and mail your marriage license. Depending on your county, you will be able to obtain this document in person at the county Marriage License Department or via mail with a form found on their website. 

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