Wedding Officiant


My Story
A friend of my wife's daughter (picture above) was looking to get married and their church would not marry them because this would be both Bride and Groom's second marriage.  The couple could not find anyone to perform the ceremony for them and my wife mentioned it to me.  I was already ordained through the Christian National Church and said that I could do it.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I received many compliments. 

I really enjoyed conducting the ceremony and seeing the joy and happiness on the family's faces, made me want to help other couples that are turned away from the church because of prior marriages, or those who are of differing faiths or no faith at all.  I do not and will not judge, nor will I try to convert you. 

Also, most courthouses have stopped conducting marriage ceremonies and my services fill the void that was created for those couples wanting just a simple elopement type ceremony.  I can even meet you at the courthouse and perform your ceremony off of the courthouse grounds or any location (see local places link for options) of your choosing.

I have over 16 years of public speaking experience as an instructor for the US Army at Fort Rucker, AL. My full time job is as a Maintenance Supervisor for L3, Army Fleet Support and I officiate weddings as a side job.  I am available Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM , and Wednesday through Sunday after 3:30 PM.  If you call and I do not answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

What I do: 
You are going to have a lot of questions.  First off, we provide Professional Wedding Officiant services only.  We are not a "wedding planner".  Our responsibilities are to conduct the wedding ceremony, pronounce you married, sign the marriage license, and turn it in to the County Clerk's Office.

It is very important for you to remember that you need to go to your county clerk's office for your marriage license.  See the "Marriage License" link on the left for the specific requirements of your state. 

During our consultation, we will discuss your ceremony, whether it is an elopement, standard vows, or a heart-felt customized ceremony.  There are many types of ceremonies as you can see on the "Wedding Services" page.  We can discuss what will fit your budget or we can create a personal ceremony that is unique to you alone.  For any of the Standard and Customized ceremonies, we will meet and discuss the particulars to your package. 

Although not a requirement for us to marry you, as a certified facilitator, we also offer couple counseling using the SYMBIS assessment.  The assessment is a practical tool for everyone who works or will work with couples – particularly couples on the front end of marriage. This includes pre-engaged couples, engaged couples and couples in the first five years of marriage. 

Feel free to download and go over the "Questions for Better Communication" document.  Not required, but may clear up some issues most young couples have!

Thank you,
Pastor Dan
 
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Daniel Rawlings,
Mar 7, 2016, 2:34 PM