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Beautiful Beginnings
Beautiful Beginnings

Beautiful Beginnings

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Introduction: ***Ask about week day rates*** ****Payment plans available**** ***Emergency Services Available*** ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ ❤❤❤❤Summer Special❤❤❤❤ **$225 Elopement special** **Monday thru Thursday** **within 20 miles of 07747** ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ I am Reverend Martha an ordained non-denominational Minister serving all races, faiths and lifestyles since 2010. Over the years, I have developed a compassionate understanding of everyone's individual circumstances and put my 100% into every service and ceremony that I create and officiate. ​ Whether you are looking for a small intimate affair or a larger event I will work with you to create the Wedding of your dreams. ​ Base Officiating Fee- (depending on location) Which includes one initial meeting (done virtually during Covid-19) to go over your details and initial outline of ceremony, unlimited phone, text and email contact as well as the writing, officiating and filing of your marriage license with the local registrar. Secure your date with a $50 deposit. ​ I always work with my couples to the best of my ability to meet your specific needs and try to do my best to accommodate. I offer a military discount so please let me know if you are or have served. ​ HOLIDAYS: THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR SERVICES OFFICIATED ON HOLIDAYS. The MINIMUM fee for a HOLIDAY Wedding is $600.00. This fee is subject to change based on distance traveled and the length of your service. All fees are set before your wedding day and must be paid in Advance (Holiday weddings only). Holidays include (New Years Day, Easter, St. Patricks Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Labor Day, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve) etc... I am a believer in the spirit of love and commitment regardless of sexual preference. Same sex, & trans gender couples will be treated with the same respect as heterosexuals and I will do all that I am capable of to make your day special. themonastery.org/

Current Top Pro

Hired 40 times

Serves Matawan, NJ

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11 years in business

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Currently a top pro

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Jan - Jun

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

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

35 reviews


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Dweep B.

Wedding Officiant

Martha understood well what we needed and was able to cater to us very nicely. It was a pleasure having her officiate our wedding.
Beautiful Beginnings's reply
Thank you Dweep, it was a beautiful day and gorgeous location! Wishing you a lifetime of love and memory making.
Jan 24, 2021
Daniella S.

Wedding Officiant

Martha is a real pro. She was quick to respond, and easily available for our short notice wedding in our home. With one short phone call, she easily walked us through the process so we knew what to expect. Our ceremony was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Thank you Martha!
Beautiful Beginnings's reply
Thank you Daniella! You and Daniel are an extraordinary couple and I appreciate you choosing me to share your special day. 💕💕
Dec 30, 2020
Tong B.

Wedding Officiant

Couldn't have asked for a better officiant! She officiated our simple wedding ceremony in our apartment building. Martha was responsible, organized and punctual! I definitely recommend her service to anyone getting married!!!
Beautiful Beginnings's reply
Thank you Tom(Tong)! You and Ivy were so easy to work with and your setting absolutely lovely! Wishing you unlimited years of love and joy!
Dec 6, 2020
Mark And Mannat U.

Wedding Officiant

Martha was able to officiate our wedding very last minute! She delivered a beautiful speech and made all our families smile. She’s incredibly reliable and we had a beautiful experience with her. Thank you again Martha, we had a blast!!
Beautiful Beginnings's reply
Thank you Mannat, it truly makes me happy to be able to assist my couples in any way possible. Thank you for sharing your joyous day with me.
Aug 15, 2020
Meghan S.

Wedding Officiant

Rev. Martha was amazing. My new husband and I made an excellent decision when choosing our officiant. The ceremony was beautiful and she was amazing. Everything she said during the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Thanks again Rev :)
Apr 10, 2021
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Martha Bowles


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

    I provide a quality service at a reasonable rate. *** Military and Civil Servant Discounts *** Please ask

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

    To discuss your specific details/desires for your big day. Your wedding should be everything you have ever dreamed of, I will help make that happen.

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

    I am an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister with over 10 years of experience.

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