Lovely Weddings
Lovely Weddings

Lovely Weddings

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Introduction: During this COVID-19 pandemic season, I am offering discounts! All holiday, weekend, evening and early morning weddings are discounted. Couples do not pay the extra costs associated with those weddings. If you are interested in other discounts, I will discuss them with you. I’m always open to hear your story and to assist with your needs. I have officiated hundreds of couples' marriage vows since 2008. Weddings are wonderful and exciting, whether large or small, because they play a major role in connecting two people in love. I personally get the grand opportunity to direct the connection. I feel honored to play a major role in couples’s first step toward living and sharing their lives together as legally married people. I meet people of many different social backgrounds-cultures, nationalities, religions, etc., and I learn and grow by my association with different people of different walks of life. My diverse experiences of working with diverse peoples are necessary for the type of services that I provide. It is a blessing that some of the couples I serve continue a friendly ongoing relationship with me after the wedding day. Some contact me on their anniversary dates with updates about their marriage. Others invite me to celebrate with them. The renewal of marriage vows also is a service that I provide. I assist in the writing of the renewal vows and assist in the planning of the ceremony. These celebrations are held in many diverse settings, such as at the arboretum or the Hunt Morgan House or even in a beautifully lit backyard. I am flexible. I allow couples to write their own wedding vows with my oversight and direction to assure that vows are covenant based. I am flexible to couples' selected venues and willing to travel up to 100 miles to perform marriage or renewal of marriage vows. I structure my covenant ceremonies to fit the theme of the service. I dress based on the theme and/or as is requested. And I provide premarital and marriage and relationship counseling if requested. There is an additional charge for marriage counseling. I offer and recommend extended marriage counseling when there seems to be a need. My business stands out because services provided extend past the wedding day. I invite couples to share their stories as they live out their lives together while I inspire and encourage them. All of the above are reasons why I officiate marriage covenant vows and why I love this business. My work as a wedding officiant is heartwarming and satisfying. It allows me to impact others' lives in very positive ways as they also impact my life. I love bringing two people into a committed relationship - to love one another forever, until the end of time. I enjoy my work because I believe in the institution of marriage and am family oriented. I am passionate and excited about my vocation. Marriage spiritually and legally connects two people who are in love and commit them to a lifetime of togetherness. It is a covenant - a promise and an agreement - to work together forever while keeping the love alive within the marriage. It is a bond that promotes and encourages forgiveness, support, and understanding of one another whether in good times or in times that are not so good. It is an agreement to remain committed to one another in sickness and in health-always and forever regardless of the circumstances. Finally, marriage is an expression of thankfulness for the precious gift of love with a promise of faithfulness including family and community. I have been married for 39 years as of August 29th. I know and understand marriage in its purest sense. And I enjoy bringing others into the community of marriage because it manifests wholeness and completeness in peoples' lives. I cannot imagine my life without my husband who is certainly my companion, my friend and the love of my life.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 33 times

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7 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.

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Samika P.

Wedding Officiant

We have had wonderful expierience with wedding were considering our to be the best we possible could have were not asking to do or for to much but we will like it to be a night to remember and of course we will and can't wait for our officiant to join and help us with it weddings are a site to last forever as much as the love we have for each and we are greatful to be able to join together in marriage can't ask for anyone else as special wedding have always been rememberable to me and we appreciate our value thank you
Lovely Weddings's reply
Hi Samika. Thank you for responding to my review request. I’m looking forward to officiating your wedding. After the wedding, you may review my work, then provide an informed response about my work to help others make a more informed decision to hire me. Can’t wait to officiate your wedding. Blessings to your groom and you as you plann forward. Lovely Weddings Chrysanthia
Apr 14, 2021
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Briana W.

Wedding Officiant

I highly recommend Lovely Weddings! Chrysanthia was absolutely amazing!!! She was right on time, very professional, and exceeded our expectations as our officiant! I am so pleased with the ceremony and she was so down to earth and comforting! Thank you again!!!
Lovely Weddings's reply
Thank you very much. Be blessed.
Oct 12, 2020
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Rechelle h.

Wedding Officiant

Wonderful lady, helped us through our vowels and stayed in touch with me throughout the process of the wedding to make sure we was all on the same page Thank you so much 💜💛💜
Sep 10, 2021
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Brittany C.

Wedding Officiant

Chrysanthia is such a lovely woman, it's no wonder it's called "Lovely Weddings." She was dressed beautifully and has such a soothing voice.
Jul 26, 2021
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Emilie W.

Wedding Officiant

Chrysanthia was very willing to try something new and work with us to do what we wanted in our wedding while guiding us with her knowledge and and support. She helped make our day extra special!
Jul 4, 2021
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Chrysanthia Carr-Seals

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Officiant uses a standard pricing system. Please know that some prices may not appear here, as she may have added a category or changed a cost for a specific service since last updating the information provided here. The basic pricing is as follows: 1)$60.00 - Reading of the vows. 2) Weekdays after 4:30 p.m. - additional $30.00. 3) Weekends - additional $30.00. 4) Weekends after 4:30 p.m. - additional $30.00. 5) Holidays - additional $60.00. 6) Within a couple of days before or a couple of days after a holiday - additional $30.00. Note: Holidays include all nationally acknowledged days or a National Election, typically in November. It also includes my own wedding anniversary, August 29th, my birthday, November 15th and my husband's birthday, July 21st. Note: Officiant has the discretion to turn-down wedding requests due to personal and professional reasons. 7) Mileage - $.58 (cents) per mile roundtrip. Mileage costs may be reasonably decreased at the discretion of the officiant under circumstances when officiate will travel for a distance which may cause the cost of the marriage to extend greater than officiate and client believe to be reasonably fair. 8) Writing vows or modifying vows are difficult to state a price. Based on the extent of officiant's needed services in rewriting, writing or modifying the vows that the officiant generally uses, the cost will range in price. Simple changes to the already existing vows, don't cause additional costs. 9) Officiant's presence at the rehearsal - additional $30.00. If the wedding rehearsal requires the officiant to travel, mileage is applied. If the officiant must remain over at a hotel after a rehearsal to be able to attend the wedding on the next day, the couple is responsible for paying the cost for overnight stay and associated expenses.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I am reasonably flexible in the way that I work with potential clients or contracted clients, but there are basic steps that I take in my initial contact with clients. The flow goes like this: 1) I respond to the request either by telephone, email or text message. 2) I briefly introduce myself and request a more detailed explanation about their upcoming wedding and what they expect of me. 3) I inform the potential client of that which I will do and how I envision my work blending with their ideas. 4) I give them a run-down of the costs for that which they have proposed and that which they have requested of me to perform. 5) I work with potential clients to bring the cost to where both parties, the couple and I, are satisfied. 6) The couple informs me whether or not I am hired. 7) If hired, a deposit of half the amount of total cost is requested and paid, if not at that moment, very soon thereafter, for the deposit confirms and books the wedding. There is no return of deposit. In excruciating situations, it is at the discretion of the officiant whether a deposit is fully or partially refunded. 8) All services that the officiant performs are discussed in detail. 9)The couple contacts officiant at a later but reasonable date and time prior to the wedding to inform her about e.g., the confirmed venue and other last minute details that the officiant should be aware. 10) On the day of the wedding, the marriage certificate is completed and signed by the officiant and the balance of the bill is paid. Note: All payments are made via Cash App, Venmo, PayPal, or a similar method, in advance. A receipt for payment follows.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a licensed Pastor in the United Methodist Church. I am a licensed marriage officiant in the Universal Life Church. I have a Master of Divinity Degree. I have a law degree (Juris Doctor) and am a certified youth minister. I have officiated weddings in the church as well as in secular venues (non-religious). I’ve served as a Justice of the Peace in Fayette County for 8 years - giving me full authority to marry couples in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Continuing education is required annually in my profession and in my vocation as a pastor. I am also a member of organizations that keep me informed and that offer continuing education courses that I take annually in ministry. These require consistent CEU's are thoroughly reviewed and highly scrutinized for continuation in my profession and vocation in my church.

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