Divine Love Ceremonies
Divine Love Ceremonies

Divine Love Ceremonies

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Discounts available
$200
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Introduction: Thank you for your interest in my wedding services. I am an ordained minister (not an Internet minister) and have performed hundreds of weddings and other ceremonies throughout Northeast Ohio. I personalize each service to meet your exact requests so that it reflects who you are, your relationship and your love for one another. The ceremony is non-denominational and invokes God/Higher Power as part of the service. Plus, I am happy to accommodate your specific spiritual beliefs. I will meet with you to review the entire ceremony and discuss various options like Unity ceremonies, readings and personal additions. I also direct the rehearsal and coordinate with the photographer, DJ/musicians, etc. My fees range from $250 to $400 depending on the size of the wedding party and if a rehearsal is needed. A $50 deposit, that is part of the overall cost, is required to hold your date. I also offer a 20% discount for active military persons. I am licensed in Ohio, New York and Florida. If you really want an exceptional, special ceremony for the most important day of your life and not just a quick, impersonal service then I am the minister for you. My ceremonies are extremely personal and I have been told many times that they are the most beautiful services people have ever witnessed. I would be honored to create a special and meaningful ceremony just for you. I also offer other personal, non-denominational services including: vow renewals, baby blessings and celebration of life memorials.
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24 years in business

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Ryan O.
Sep 14, 2021
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I found Shirley through Thumbtack after talking to referrals from friends and family. My wife and I are really glad that we found her for our wedding! This kind of event is a BIG deal and best left to a professional. She helped us tailor fit our ceremony to our style and gave us a lot of confidence. Definitely would recommend Shirley to anyone in need of an experienced officiant!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 101 - 150 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

Divine Love Ceremonies's reply
Thanks so much for the kind words, Ryan. You and Mia were a joy to work with. You knew exactly what you wanted and I was happy to provide it. Not everyone is as organized as you are! 😃 I know you and Mia will have a wonderful life together. I hope our paths cross again.
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David D.
Oct 25, 2021
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Shirley from Divine Love Ceremonies made our small out door ceremony very special. She was friendly, sincere, and helpful through out the wedding!

Details: Wedding • Christian • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

Divine Love Ceremonies's reply
Thanks so much, David. Your wedding was quite special and very loving. Wishing you only the best!
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May Hazel C.
Nov 24, 2020
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I’m so happy I got Shirley as our marriage officiant! She makes the whole ceremony amazing and wonderful. Even on a short notice she was very helpful and makes it easy for me not to worry about the ceremony itself even without rehearsal. During this crazy covid time Shirley made my cozy little wedding beyond perfect and I couldn’t ask for more. Would definitely recommend her as your wedding officiant!!! I will probably even get her to perform our baby blessing soon!!! We love her!! -Joe and Haze

Details: Wedding • Christian • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

Divine Love Ceremonies's reply
Thank you so much, May Hazel! It was certainly my pleasure to meet you, Joe and your lovely families. And so happy that your family could be with us from the Philippines via Zoom. Technology is wonderful! Wishing you so much love and happiness in your new life together.
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Katie E.
Sep 28, 2021
Reverend Shirley is awesome! We LOVED working with her for our wedding and are so grateful to have had her officiate for us. She understood our vision and who we were as a couple very intuitively, and her wording for our ceremony was absolutely perfect- exactly what we were looking for. Reverend Shirley’s experience shows in her professional and knowledgeable approach and her light-hearted, uplifting and kind energy makes her a joy to be around! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony and Reverend Shirley’s words were. When we met to discuss the ceremony details, she was full of insight and helped us determine what we really wanted, and then delivered our message with such genuine caring and enthusiasm. Reverend Shirley made our special day so much more special than we could ever have imagined, we will never forget our magical ceremony with her! She was so much fun and a pleasure to work with! Thank you Rev. Shirley!!
Divine Love Ceremonies's reply
Ryan and Katie, you are two such special people. People like you are why I love performing weddings so much. Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was certainly my honor to be a small part of your special day. I know you two will be so happy together. Wishing you love, peace and happiness in your new life together!!
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Bridget W.
Jun 7, 2016
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Rev. Shirley did an absolutely fantastic job officiating our wedding. She is very personable and really makes you feel special. Everyone keeps commenting how wonderful the ceremony was! It was my favorite part of the day!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Intimate wedding ceremony – no rehearsal – Bride and Groom only - $200 Wedding ceremony – no rehearsal - Bride and Groom (wedding party of 2) - $250 Wedding ceremony – w/rehearsal - Bride and Groom (wedding party of 4 - 8) - $350 Wedding ceremony – w/rehearsal – Bride and Groom (wedding party of over 10) - $400 Vow renewal ceremony – no rehearsal - $250 I offer a 20% discount for active military persons.

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

    I always meet with my wedding couples to go over the entire ceremony to customize and personalize it to their wishes. This can be done in person, Zoom, FaceTime or phone.

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

    I was ordained in 1998 at Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY. This is a three-year school with a highly intensive curriculum. Plus, I am always researching additions for new ceremonies and trends to add to my wedding service.

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