Your Wedding Officiant
I am a Christian marriage officiant and counselor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
I believe marriage was ordained (appointed) by God.
So what does God think about marriage? I'm glad you asked:
"Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
A healthy marriage is eternal. The relationship between a man and a woman is meant to be loving, intimate, and selfless. Healthy marriage is also the backbone of civilization. It symbolizes the importance of commitment, love, and mutual respect between two people. Healthy marriage is not only the foundation for a functional family, but marriage is the foundation for a strong and successful society.
What do you get when I officiate your wedding?
I started officiating weddings in 2004 at Gateway Church in Southlake Texas.
I've officiated close to 100 weddings and vow renewals.
My personality is fun and light-hearted and I bring humor to break the ice during the ceremony. Your wedding day should be spiritual AND fun!
If you and your fiancé have not been through pre-marital counseling, I can provide that service. We walk through a systematic pre-marital course that will help you navigate the happy times ahead of you in your marriage. We can do three 1-hour sessions or one long session. It is completely up to you.
I do post-counseling also. I am not just officiating your wedding and leaving... I am committed to your marriage.
It is customary to offer an honorarium (payment). A typical officiant's honorarium is between $200 and $400
Q: How long is a typical ceremony?
A: It's your ceremony, it can last 5 days if you want it to (Although, I don't recommend that) Ceremonies usually last between 10 and 35 minutes. It is all up to you.
Q: How many weddings have you officiated at?
A: I've officiated weddings since 2004. In 20 years I have officiated close to 100 weddings.
Q: Do you have a script or do you personalize the wedding ceremony for each couple?
A: I personalize the ceremony for each couple.
Q: Can we input how the ceremony is performed?
A: It is your wedding ceremony, not mine. You can add as many elements, customs or celebrations to your ceremony. I am there to serve you, not lead you.
Q: Can we write our own vows?
A: Um...of course! Personal vows are always better.
Q: Will you attend the rehearsal?
A: Yes! If I cannot, you can type up a service order and email it to me. I'll arrive early enough to the actual ceremony to get a run-down from the coordinator.
If you are ready to get started or you have questions, send me a message below.