We are non-denominational wedding officiants. We perform traditional and same sex weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies in and around Tucson, Arizona (trip fee added depending on driving distance and time commitment), San Carlos and Yucatan Mexico!
We are professional, experienced (We have now performed close to 1,000 weddings combined in just over ten years), articulate, efficient, very organized and offer an excellent service at a very reasonable rate.
We perform weddings because we truly love what we do and enjoy every experience offered to us! We have a flexible schedules and can be available for "last minute" ceremonies.
Michael is also a photographer. If you are also seeking a photographer we can offer you an excellent rate on a combined package. Please view his website here.
We officiate weddings at the venue of your choice whether at your private home, park, court house, chapel, beach, hiking trail or resort. Please review the "venues" page for our preferred venues.
We perform wedding ceremonies in and around Tucson, Arizona and we also perform destination weddings outside of the United States in other beautiful destinations, perhaps on a beautiful beach in our paradise, Holbox Island or in San Carlos, Sonora (where we own a very unique home close to tbe beach!) or in the Yucatan, Mexico (where we own a rustic, old, farm house in a small country town!)
Having legal wedding ceremonies in other countries can include many obstacles. Other, easier options are to get married quick and easily at a local courthouse or attain your marriage license in the United States, have that signed and witnessed in the United States and then have your actual, symbolic, wedding ceremony in the destination of your dreams.
Hiring the perfect officiant is very important on YOUR wedding day. You have many options at a variety of price ranges, so I prefer that you do as much research as you are able to including reading articles from the Huffington post and www.Brides.com about tips for selecting an officiant. Your research should include reading my review page and/or my blog post regarding choosing an officiant and/or speaking to my past couples. You may be able to find an officiant whose rate is lower than mine, but rest assured, their services will not meet the expert level of mine. My rates are very reasonable and my services are superb. I always go a step beyond whenever necessary. I have experienced many weddings that lack coordination and have stepped in and assisted inclusive of our agreed rate for my officiating services. I am happy to plan a meeting with you in person or by Skype or Face time so that you can meet me and ask any questions you may have and see if my personality matches yours! Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience and I want to make sure that you hire the BEST officiant to perform your wedding ceremony, one to represent you both on your very important day!
Our rates range between $100 to $350 depending on the location of your wedding. Rehearsal attendance, witness services and and travel outside of my immediate home areas are in addition to my rate range. Our rate depends on the location, amount of guests and size of your bridal party. Feel free to text, call or email me to get a rate quote.
Our rate includes:
All communication including email, phone calls and meetings (in person or electronic).
Travel time to and from your wedding ceremony.
Customizing your wedding ceremony with you.
Performing your wedding ceremony.
Signing your marriage license and submitting the bottom portion of your marriage license into the courthouse.
A keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony and the upper portion of your marriage license in a folder.
We are happy to meet with you in person or electronically (Skype/FaceTime) although it is not necessary. The majority of our couples do not meet me until their rehearsal!
We do attend wedding rehearsals (encouraged, especially for venues without a coordinator and large bridal parties) to ensure that your wedding ceremony runs smoothly. I charge a trip fee of usually $50 due to the additional trip (rate can be higher if your location is a further drive for me from NW Tucson). Rehearsal attendance is based on my availability once you have advised either of us of the date/time of your rehearsal. Requesting our attendance when you booked my services does not guarantee my availability to attend your rehearsal until either of us confirms my attendance with you.
Up to a year prior to getting married you will need to obtain your Arizona marriage license. Your marriage license will be reviewed by either of us prior to your wedding ceremony. You can now obtain a marriage license in our county, Pima County from the Tucson downtown Superior Court or Oro Valley. This link gives you all the information you need regarding obtaining your marriage license from the downtown Tucson Superior Court. This link gives you all the information you need regarding obtaining your marriage license in Oro Valley. If you live in another state and want to apply for your marriage license online and by mail instead of applying in person, you can do that through Mohave County through this link or you can apply entirely online through Maricopa County through this link. Maricopa County currently offeres the option for couples who go in to their office and apply for their marriage license to use that license to get married anywhere in the world. If you apply for your license online through Maricopa County one of the parties getting married must be an Arizona resident. An Arizona marriage license requires that two witnesses sign your marriage license. If you do not have two witnesses over the age of 18, I can provide those for you for a fee per witness.
Once you decide to book either of our services, We will confirm our service with you and request a 50% deposit. Once the deposit is received (payment methods are Zelle, Facebook Pay or PayPal). The balance for our services is due a week prior to your wedding by these same methods or in cash at your rehearsal. If you cancel our services, your deposit is non-refundable. If you request to book our services and we confirm with you and we do not receive your deposit after a second reminder, your wedding ceremony is NOT confirmed and it will be removed from our calendar.
The next step is customizing your wedding ceremony. Michael and I handle the creative process of our couples ceremonies differently.
My process starts with me emailing templates to you based on your interest for your wedding ceremony. If you are not sure what type of ceremony you want, no worries! We will send you wedding ceremony, vow and reading samples.
Michael will gather information regarding what you would like your ceremony to be and he will then create your ceremony for you. Whichever way it is done, we work together to create your perfect ceremony.