The Wedding Pastor
The Wedding Pastor

The Wedding Pastor

$150
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: My name is James and I am ordained and licensed to perform weddings in VA. Having performed numerous weddings, named "Best of" on TheKnot and "Couple's Choice" on WeddingWire, as a storyteller I’d love to let your unique story shine for the people you surround yourself with on your big day!
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 20 times

Serves Virginia Beach, VA

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1 employee

3 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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Reviews

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

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Cynthia c.
May 1, 2021
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James was such a pleasure to work with! He made our wedding day so special. What an awesome day we are so happy we chose him to officiate our wedding

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

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Jennifer G.
Mar 18, 2021
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You can tell that this was not James first rodeo. Even in such a short notice he was the last piece of the puzzle to complete the perfect elopement. He was very professional, quick to reply, and incorporated everything we asked for. Even after the ceremony, he was so very helpful with everything. To future couples, you will not regret having him as your officiant. And a quick shoutout to his wife, Irene. She was the super talented photographer who took our wedding photos. They are a power duo!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Kristina A.
Dec 2, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Oh my goodness! We can not say enough good things about James and Irene! Our ceremony was absolutely amazing- it was such a beautiful moment and they both captured exactly what our hearts needed and wanted out of our wedding! Irene took the best pictures of our family and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out! If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing! 🥰 thank you both again for all you did for us! Love Always, The Wilkins Family

Details: Elopement • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Bernice K.
Jul 14, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pastor James was awesome. He made us and our guests feel like he's known us for years. He added humor and religion into our ceremony. I was also impressed by what he knew and was able to articulate to our guests about jumping the broom. He was absolutely amazing and I would recommend him to anyone needing an officiant.

Details: Wedding • Christian • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Kristin H.
Jun 16, 2021
We are beyond happy we picked James as our officiant for our wedding; he is the best!! We got so many compliments and some guests thought James knew us beforehand because he explained our story so well! I will highly recommend him to anyone who asks.
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James Davis

FAQs

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

    Wedding Ceremony/Vow Renewal $350 FOR THE COUPLE LOOKING TO MAKE THEIR MEANINGFUL MOMENT MEMORABLE WITH AN AUDIENCE OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Includes a video chat to get to know you as a couple and hear your story. 1 hour time block at your wedding venue for a 15-20 minute custom-crafted personal ceremony & other special moments. Professional processing of your marriage license. Includes travel* Elopement $175 PERFECT FOR COUPLES WITH NO AUDIENCES OR JUST A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE, SEEKING A SIMPLE CEREMONY: Includes a basic, simple, yet intimate ceremony along with professional processing of your marriage license. Includes travel* Elopement with Professional Photography $475 PERFECT FOR COUPLES WITH NO AUDIENCES OR JUST A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE, SEEKING A SIMPLE CEREMONY WITH PHOTOS: Includes the Elopement package plus up to 50 professionally shot and designed photos from your ceremony with fun and intimate moments captured after. Photography by irenedavis.com. Rehearsal $100 Includes a 30 minute professionally directed rehearsal to set your mind at ease for your wedding ceremony. Quick Sign $75 This is perfect for couples looking to have a friend or family member perform their ceremony while I will professionally process the license. *A $175 deposit for weddings and renewals should be paid before or by our first meet-up to secure your wedding time and date. The complete $175 for elopements or $75 for quick signs should be paid to secure your time and date. Once payment is made, rest assured because your date and time will be secured on my calendar. Mobile deposit information is as follows: Cash App username - “$iamjamesdavis” Venmo App - “James-Davis-834” (last 4 digits for phone number is 6006) Apple Pay # is 7574086006 Zelle # is 7574086006. Weddings starting later than half an hour after the agreed upon time may be subject to a $50 per half hour wait//Weddings conducted beyond Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth or Chesapeake may be subject to a time and travel charge to be determined by the distance//Elopement price is for elopements within a 30-minute drive from home office in Virginia Beach.

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

    We'll have an initial phone call so I can catch the vision for your wedding. I'll send you an email with a form to fill out from my site along with deposit information. Once you pay the deposit, your date and time are locked in on my calendar, and once you complete the form we will meet up over Zoom to go over all the details and chat about your story more in-depth so I can create a custom crafted ceremony that is personal, fun, and meaningful for your most memorable moment.

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

    I've been a pastor for over 16 years, having officiated hundreds of weddings.

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