What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I love to meet with my couples to learn about their 'love story' which I incorporate into their ceremony to personalize it.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, always on the lookout for traditions to personalize your wedding ceremony.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Least expensive option - is The Drive-by for $50. Then, my Elopements on beautiful Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC $150. I am not a professional photographer but I am happy to share photos that I take with you.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started out as a Mobile Notary Public. I found out that they can perform wedding ceremonies in SC....my husband said I would never officiate a wedding....now I've solemnized the marriage of over 1000!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Wedding Ceremonies - Religious - Holy Union
Semi-Religious - Traditional
Civil - Non-religious - Spiritual - Humanist -Intercultural - Interfaith - International
Elopement - You come to me, ceremony on beautiful Lake Hartwell
"Elopement Special" - Midweek - Sunday thru Friday only (pending availability)
Contemporary - "Short & Sweet"
Write your own vows or 'love letters' to each other to be included in the ceremony I write for you!
Affirmations of Love and Commitment
I support Marriage Equality.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Summer & Joe's Wedding at ZEN in Greenville, SC - Brenda Owen you did such an amazing job! I can't tell you how many of Joe and my family members commented on the excellent and heartfelt ceremony you did for us!! Not only did our family love it, but Joe and I would high recommend you to anyone who is getting married!! On top of delivering a beautiful ceremony, you came early to walk us through what to do, you even knew all the tricks to getting amazing pictures; then took beautiful pictures yourself & helped us with everything we needed when the reception started!! If that wasn't enough, we could tell you had an amazing working relationship with our Dj and Photographer and it showed!! - You helped them with what they needed as much as you helped us!! We didn't know what we where doing and you did an amazing job thinking of everything we didn't think of! Our wedding went as smoothly as it did, because of you (I feel like your prices are far to low for all of the work you did)! We can't thank you enough!! You are way more then a great wedding officiant, you are truly are the WEDDING WOMAN!!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for a wedding professional...an officiant or minister that has officiated many weddings...and at your venue if possible. They will be familiar with the 'lay of the land' and can make suggestions as to how to best take advantage of what the venue offers as well as the challenge. They can also talk with you to make suggestions on venues that will be a good fit and make recommendations for other dependable vendors that they have worked with and know the quality of service they provide!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am a wedding professional. I have been officiating weddings since 2006. I am experienced as a public speaker and wedding officiant, having solemnized the marriages of more than 1000 of couples! I have enjoyed each and every one of them! I love what I do and you will find that obvious by my enthusiasm.