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Weddings are one of the most fun and sacred celebrations in the world. The excitement of the moment, the commitment of the couple, the ritual of the ceremony, the hope of friends and family, the laughter of celebration, the tears of joy, the fun of a little extravagance. Gathering together to witness the solemn commitment two people make for one another is an uplifting experience. And choosing to make covenant with one another – that is, to make a sacred promise – is one of the greatest commitments a person can make in her or his lifetime.
I’d love to officiate your wedding!
I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and have performed over a dozen weddings. For each of those couples, we also had a series of premarital conversations leading up to the wedding, too, because your wedding is just the first day. Your marriage is all the days that follow it. I’ve also done a series of premarital conversations with several couple who were having a close friend or family member officiate the wedding and still wanted those crucial discussions before the big day.
It’s an absolute joy to officiate weddings. I love getting to know couples through premarital conversations, a great wedding day, and sometimes couples even return to me when their child is born for a baptism or to pass my name along to another couple looking for an officiant. And it’s always fun getting to see the photos!
The wedding ceremonies I officiate are personal, fun, and memorable. But you don’t have to take my word for it…
“How many wedding ceremonies do you actually remember? We’re lucky enough that we still have people 5+ years later tell us how much they enjoyed our wedding ceremony. Not the reception, not the DJ, not the venue. Our actual ceremony. And the reason why was almost exclusively because of Nate.
“During planning we didn’t really have many ideas for the ceremony, but he listened to us, gave us ideas, and helped incorporate what we wanted without pushing any agenda. The day was so much easier knowing that he was in charge of things. It was so much fun working with Nate. He is one of the funniest people I’ve known and also one of the kindest. I can’t imagine a better person on your side as you and your significant other embark on the craziness that can be planning a wedding.”
– Amber, bride (my first wedding)
“Nate made us feel right at ease from the moment we came into his office and I feel the whole process brought us closer together. My favorite part was the personal touches he added into our wedding ceremony with the letters we wrote to each other.”
– Joey, groom
“Pastor Nate put such a personalized touch that I can’t even count how many people came to us after the ceremony to tell us it was one of the most special and memorable weddings they had been to. I feel like he truly cared about the success and love of our relationship while going through the process. He truly made our day so special and specific to us. I appreciate all Nate has done to help us along our journey of marriage.”
– Ali, bride
“Every single moment of our ceremony was unique and tailored to fit my husband and I perfectly. Nate’s sermon was the highlight of the entire ceremony. After the ceremony, our parents and my husband and I were approached by multiple guests who told us they were so impressed and Nate. How many weddings have you gone to where the guests talk about how remarkable the officiant is?”
– Brooke, bride
“From the start, Nate’s warm and open character made us both feel comfortable and at ease as we began the discussion of our relationship in our pre-marital classes. Though the thought of two hour sessions of premarital education seemed daunting at first, I looked forward to each session.”
– Evan, groom
“Nate has a remarkable ministry. As the officiant for our son’s wedding, Nate expertly interwove the sacred with the celebratory. With sincerity, wit and humor, Nate gave a very personal and insightful message that highlighted the Bride and Groom and warmly included the community of friends and family gathered to celebrate. He is the best of the best!”
– Julie, mother of the bride
“When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted a small, simple, outdoor ceremony and we wanted to get married before the end of the summer. When we contacted Pastor Nate he was accommodating of our tight timeline and greatly exceeded our expectations. He helped equip us with strategies for a supportive lifetime partnership and officiated a beautiful ceremony highlighting our love and lifetime commitment.
Given all the stress leading up to the ceremony, it was really refreshing to be able to talk to someone who knew both of us equally well, and who did not apply a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it came to advice on communication and problem solving within a marriage. I am so glad Pastor Nate agreed to officiate our wedding and highly recommend him to other couples planning to get married.”
– Erika, bride
Friends, here’s the truth:
Weddings are amazing. Marriages are amazing.
Let me be part of your amazing wedding.
Let’s prepare for your amazing marriage.
I want to take you out for coffee and see if I’m the right wedding officiant for you. Please contact me today.
Let’s sit down and go over a handout on packages options, resources, timelines, potential discounts, and contracts. And if you happen to arrive a moment before I do, don’t order your coffee just yet, it’s my treat!
Getting ready for your big day? These books are a great way to prioritize the most important part of your wedding: your relationship!
- Prepare-Enrich premarital assessment (the cornerstone of our premarital conversation), with a sample assessment
- The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, PhD.
- The ZimZum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage by Rob & Kristen Bell
- Love to Stay: Six Keys to a Successful Marriage by Rev. Adam Hamilton