One of the most fun things about being a Las Vegas wedding officiant is an elopement! I can assist you in finding the perfect location. Marriage licenses here require one witness, we can also furnish that witness.
I will set up a 15 minute appointment time for me to meet with the two of you and your witness on your wedding day. If you’d like I will perform a short 5 to 15 minute marriage ceremony or just pronounce you a married couple and process your paperwork, without all the expense and hassle.
ONLY $149 (When you have fewer than 5 guests)
Paperwork & Filing Only
If you want a family member or friend to perform the ceremony, you have the options of me signing and file the paperwork. I do have to be present for the ceremony due to licensing requirements.
I always include the hand ceremony in my marriages. You are welcome to add any of the following (You will be responsible for providing all materials needed for these ceremonies).
Handfasting - A handfasting ceremony has its roots in ancient Celtic tradition, symbolizing the couple binding their lives together and the union of their hopes and desires. (and is the origin of the phrase "tying the knot!").
Sand Ceremonies - Expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family. Typically, each person has a different colored sand and takes turn pouring it into one glass vessel, forming a layered effect.
Unity in Glass - During the ceremony the couple comines glass crystals (like in the sand ceremony). After the ceremony the glass crystals are given to an artist and blown into a beautiful piece of art.
Tree Ceremony - is when a couple plants a tree togheter during their wedding ceremony to symbolize their marriage.
Rose Ceremony – In the Rose Ceremony, the Bride and Groom give each other a red rose bud. If you have children involved in the ceremony, you may have a rose for each of them as well. The Rose Ceremony is placed near the end of the ceremony just "after" being pronounced husband and wife.
(optional) As the couple exits the alter area some will often walk to their mothers and present the rose buds to them immediately following the ceremony. The groom hands the mother of the bride his rose, and the bride hands her rose bud to the groom's mother, whispering "I love you," or "I'm happy to be a part of the family,"
Wine Ceremony - The bride and groom both drink out of a single glass three times symbolizing the sharing of all life's experiences together.
Love Letter Ceremony - Love letters are locked away to be revealed several years into your marriage.
Unity Candle - The unity candle is lit by the bride and groom from two separate family candles, representing the union of your families and the fact that you and your fiance are creating a family of your own. Often your mothers light the family candles, and then you two each hold your family's candle to light the unity candle together
Butterfly Release - Symbolizes that a couples love is as beautiful as the butterflies themselves
Dove Release – Doves symbolize love, peace, happiness, and prosperity, and can be released outdoors as the couple leaves the church or during an outdoor ceremony. It is said that if doves are seen on your wedding day it will assure a happy home, good fortune, and ever- lasting love. The trained white doves, ranging in number from two to 20, circle the couple and then fly away, denoting the newlyweds' departure from their families and toward life's new journey.
Veil, Cord (Lasso), and Coins – The veil covers the couple as a reminder that Christ covers them in his love. It symbolizes that their new home will be a place where God dwells and that they have chosen to live under the mantel of His love. It is also a symbol of the faithful love they have for each other.
The cord/lasso, looped and crossed in the middle, an infinity symbol, is wrapped around the bride and groom to symbolize the Blessed Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who are one and the same. The cord symbolizes this same union and the infinite nature of marriage.
Jumping the Broom - a time-honored tradition in which the bride and groom jump over a broom symbolizing a new beginning and a aweeping away of the past.
Overview of your love story – A reflection of those special moments when you fell in love, what you love most about each other and/or your romantic engagement story
There are so many wonderful and creative traditions to be considered – too many to list!
Please contact me for additional suggestions. I welcome your ideas!
*Price includes travel in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and North Las Vegas
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Service Options (at no additional charge):
Traditional Ceremony (religious/spiritual)
Traditional vows are found in every culture and religion around the world. They are the basis for the declarations of faith, love and commitment that marrying couples share with each other.
A ceremony where Christ is the center of your marriage ceremony and is an expression of testimony before God, demonstrating your Christian values. These ceremonies generally include prayers and scripture readings.
A ceremony does not reference God or any other spiritual deity. Civil ceremonies may be traditional or contemporary, have readings or poems but there are no prayers or blessings.
Vow Renewal Ceremony (Traditional or Civil)
A ceremony where you renew your vows to one another and can include your children and even grandchildren into the wedding party.
Some of the most beautiful ceremonies are performed at non-traditional location, including remote areas beyond city limits. (A $30 travel fee may apply)