**"I am a Minister, and that
frees me from the burden of judgment.
I have permission to
accept everyone for who they are."
Contact: You can call or E-mail
My number is listed on the
ABOUT page and again
the bottom of this page.
So what do we do from
First you need to read my policy
do not require pre-marriage counseling. (But I offer it to
help you get a discount on your license.)
I do not judge couples who live together and or have children before marriage.
I do not judge couples
who want civil service ceremonies.
not jump out of perfectly good airplanes.
See my statement at the top of this
page ** refer to italicized statement above.
Once we have made contact via
phone or e-mail
I like us to meet and discuss your wedding in person. Getting
married is a such a joyful event,
and I firmly believe that you want
someone who shares you views about what your wedding is to you,
offers all the enthusiasm and grace required for such a wonderful
have been booked over the phone, over e-mail before and on only one hours notice.)
discuss the kind of wedding you want, I get to tell what I can do
for you and we get to know each other a little.
Then you and your intended can have a chance to chat about it or we
can do the paper work on the spot.
License applications for most counties are available on line click
Now here is
what you get from me.
I write, or help you write the wedding you have
I have a stock pile of several hundred weddings, including unique and
custom family vows/vows to children.
Many ceremonies are very faithful Christian weddings, many are
very civil, some are quite humorous, I offer Renaissance,
Wiccan, and the great sporting event verbiage as well, Most
importantly all my weddings focus on the bride and groom.
AS we get to know each other I am able to write a wedding that
really sounds like you.
I direct your rehearsal and make it a production.
You and I will look over our venue
and decide who is entering from where,
when and how. (Did you know there are more than 5 ways for the
groom to get to the minister?)
I answer your questions on etiquette, seating and just about
anything else that comes up. Processional for moms and dads.
I direct your maids and men, entrance, stance, responsibilities and
etiquette and cue every ones entrance, exit and music.
I offer musical insight, and timing guidance.
On the day of your
I direct your ushers and groomsmen
I monitor your guests, and make it clear cell phones and pagers are
I launch your wedding on time.
I cue every segment of the processional, music, every segment of the
ceremony and recessional
All you need do is smile and say I do.
How will you know me when we meet? Click
Ok, I do try to keep these up dated but good
photos of me are so few and far between.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
And I know this is a lot of reading but there is some very
important information below.
Full Formal Weddings
You need to know that your
formal wedding date with me is not secure until you make your $150
deposit, however if we have met and discussed your wedding I will
call you if someone else inquires about the date you want. Beach
weddings require no deposit.
My fee for meeting with you, consulting on your ceremony and
scripting, leading your rehearsal and performing your ceremony,
is $550. within 1 hour drive of my living location which is
Naples. Destinations are defined as "More than 1 hour drive
from my living location and or over night stay" for these I charge
$750. All balances are due at the rehearsal to keep the
wedding day romantic.
You must have your
license with you
at the time of the wedding. You aren't legally wed
till the license is signed and filed. The document must be mailed within five
days of the wedding, I take responsibility for the
license after it is signed. The county will
generally have the recorded, sealed document back to you within four
days however In Season months tends to get backed up a bit.
You should not try to travel on your married
name until you have legally changed your state ID. You can
leave the state or country, but you can not get back in. (Ask Jan -
k honey just teasing a wee bit.)
Casual Beach Weddings
One meeting, prior to wedding date. Beach or
other location wedding in Naples Area $200.
$250. Sanibel or Captiva $300. Checks are
accepted 10 days prior to ceremony. Credit Cards Accepted, Cash only on the day.
If we, for whatever reason,
we are having a difficult time finding
mutual meeting dates, you can reserve your day by down loading a
simply save as whatever text form you use, or copy and
paste the contract into what ever word program you use. My
address is at the bottom of the form. Send both contracts to me
for signing, I will return one to you.
There isn't really much else to tell you. Other than I can
return E-mail during the business day very quickly, some times more
quickly that I can return phone calls. And I
generally return phone calls the same day I receive a
message. I do try to note on my voicemail if I am going
to be unavailable for multiple days in a row and here below my
numbers. and if you select a different officient you can
still have my expertise.
Choreographed Wedding Ceremony is here.