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Falling in love with the person of your dreams and being married is something we all dream of. And,
for me, the wedding ceremony is all about sharing your relationship and the love that joins you together.
Marriage is a celebration and that's why many choose to be married by an officiant such as myself instead of going to the
local County Clerk's office. It is a time to celebrate your relationship with your friends and family and an opportunity
for them to join in your happiness as they bless you with their prayers, their presence and good wishes. Every
couple has a great story about how they met, how they wooed, and how they fell in love. That story should absolutely be shared
with everyone and that is exactly what we will do together.
Whether you are spiritual,
non-religious, religious or somewhere in between, I am committed to creating a personalized ceremony that incorporates
your beliefs and values, celebrates who you are as a couple and includes customs,
components and traditions that represent you best.
The process will begin with
the initial consultation; in person, by phone, or email to see if we are a good fit for each
other. If we agree to work together we will discuss what is important to you, talk about some other ideas you may not have heard about and with the input you provide I will design a ceremony that truly reflects who you are and your wishes.
I am passionate about love and marriage and I am passionate
about what I do. I promise you an enjoyable ceremony, a treasured memory and a truly quality
experience full of joyful tears and plenty of smiles.
Jamie and Andy Tesfazion
~ Gaithersburg, Maryland
"Pam was absolutely the best
officiant we could have asked for. From the very beginning, she took the time to get to know us both and learn about us as
a couple in order to make our ceremony extra special. We spoke with her a few times over the phone initially and then had
the opportunity to meet her in person. When we met her, we were amazed by her enthusiasm, her kindness, and her overall excitement
to be involved in our wedding. It really showed. My husband is from Kenya, and Pam embraced the idea of adding a few Kenyan touches to our ceremony. She even did her
own research on Kenyan culture and wedding traditions and added them to our ceremony before we even asked! She really had
a desire to make our ceremony meaningful to the both of us, and she didn't disappoint. I will say that each and every person who attended our wedding was AMAZED
by the personal touch that Pam added. They said they felt like she had known us forever and wrote each and every part of the
ceremony specifically for us. We felt exactly the same way. Pam will make your wedding truly special and we couldn't have
imagined it without her. Thank you Pam!"
Aubree and David
~ McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
"We couldn't be happier with
how our wedding day went and Pam was a big reason why. She was extremely cooperative and open to our suggestions, keeping
in constant contact with us to make sure everything came together smoothly. Putting together the ceremony, she took
our wishes and considerations to heart and really made it our own. You want your wedding day to be special, but more
importantly personal, and that's exactly what Pam did for us. There won't be another ceremony exactly like ours and
that's why we're so happy to have had Pam as part of our wedding day. Not only that, but our family really embraced
her, and she felt more like a guest than just someone there to handle the business. We couldn't have asked for a better
person to share our wedding day with."
An initial meeting (In person, by phone or email)
As much phone and email
communication as needed to develop your ceremony
a couple-centered ceremony that reflects your love, dreams, beliefs, values and
Assistance with choosing or writing your vows
Assistance with finding
readings that convey your thoughts concerning love and your special
Incorporating Ceremonial Add-Ons of your choice
Preparation of a draft ceremony, discussion
of same and fine tuning it to perfection
and punctual Officiant for your ceremony, dressed in your choice of attire
normally arrive one hour early to your wedding to help you with any last minute
details or answer any questions you may have
Eloquent, passionately delivered ceremony that will bring joyful tears and smiles
to all who hear it
Lovely keepsake certificate of marriage
suitable for framing
professionally bound copy of our vows and ceremony encased in a beautiful wedding portfolio
Delivery of your signed marriage license to your issuing County Clerk's office
for filing within three business days of your wedding ceremony. I also photocopy it for you and mail it to you the same
An email afterwards with details about next steps
~ getting certified copies of your marriage certificate and how to change your last name, if relevant.
Upon request, presence and/or assistance at the rehearsal (may be an
Fees are structured to support
time dedicated to writing and designing your ceremony and are also dependent
upon which package you choose. I custom-write each and
every one of my ceremonies and no two are alike. This means that your ceremony
will be one of a kind, totally unique to the two of you and there will never be another one exactly like it.
Factors in determining the cost of your ceremony will include
meeting time and travel, as well as time to write and officiate your ceremony.
The fees are usually as stated on this page, but since every ceremony is unique, please e-mail me
for a quote. Please be assured that all fees will be discussed openly
and agreed upon prior to booking and there will be no hidden charges.
Additional services, such as travel beyond a certain distance from my office may be extra. I travel all over the East Coast singing, speaking and doing
weddings, so you just never know, I may be in your area at the same time you have scheduled
No matter which ceremony package you
choose, please be assured that I will do everything within my power to make your ceremony totally stress free so that all
you have to do is smile, say "I do", and enjoy your day.
NOTE: Every marriage must be solemnized under a marriage license issued by a clerk of the city,
burrough, county or state that the couple chooses to be married in, in accordance with the provisions of the laws
governing that particular state. If a ceremony of marriage is performed without a license, the attempted marriage is void,
and the parties do not attain the legal status of husband and wife. Therefore, in order for your marriage to be legal, I
must have your valid marriage license, in hand, prior to officiating your ceremony.
CEREMONY PACKAGES (All prices include
use of my Wireless PA System)
When you find that special someone
you want to spend the rest of your life with, your wedding day should be perfect in every way. Yet, when it comes to wedding ceremonies, not one size fits all. Whether your perfect day consists of a quiet exchange
of vows with just the two of you, a romantic private ceremony at one of three beautiful countryside settings at my home or
a ceremony with all the bells and whistles at a venue of your choice, I can custom-write and officiate a ceremony that will fit you perfectly. I have several different packages available
and regardless of which one you choose, your ceremony will be written with the utmost of care making it a true reflection
of you, your personalities and your relationship. My ultimate goal is your satisfaction and I won't be happy until your ceremony
fits you perfectly. Give me a call and let's talk. I would love the opportunity to work with you. (304) 472-0296
* Mileage and travel fees apply to all ceremonies performed at locations other
than my home in Buckhannon, West Viginia.
COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING CEREMONIES AND ELOPEMENTS
Includes Use of Venue, Ceremony and Photography ~ STARTING AT $350 [Please NOTE that Optional Features and Ceremonial Add-Ons may incur additional
Are you planning a quiet, intimate
wedding, vow renewal or elopement with just the two of you and a few select guests? If so, I invite you to pledge your
vows at my Countryside home where you can enjoy the tranquil beauty of nature, peaceful
gardens and all the lovely sounds that await you. The Ceremony is performed at
my home, located in a quiet, wooded, country setting approximately eight miles outside the city limits of Buckhannon, West
Virginia. The Countryside location is enhanced by wildlife, sounds of birds chirping
and all the wonderful aspects of nature that the countryside is known for. See my Countryside Weddings and Vow Renewal Page at www.SweetSongMinistries.com/id146.html for complete details.
[THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES APPLY TO WEDDINGS OFFICIATED AT VENUES OTHER THAN MY HOME]
JUST MARRY US ~ $100 [This Ceremony is available by appointment only
and limited to the Buckhannon, West Virginia area]
"Just Marry Us" is for couples who want to be legally married without the stress or expense of having a ceremony.
If this sounds like what you're looking for and you would like to seal your commitment in front of a Minister instead of going
to the local Courthouse, give me a call. It can be officiated in your home, at a local park, or any location of your choosing
and the best part is that it's completely affordable. You may choose traditional vows, "I Do" vows or if you prefer,
you may bring your own. You will receive a beautiful keepsake marriage certificate to document the occasion along with pertinent
name change information. I will also take care of forwarding your signed marriage license to the proper officials and will
send you a copy by return mail.
Your Ceremony will include:
* Simple exchange
of wedding vows with or without ring exchange
* Traditional Vows, "I Do" Vows.
or you can write your own
* Beautiful Rose Embossed Marriage Certificate
Return service of your signed Marriage License to the proper authorities along with a complimentary copy provided to you by
* Name Change Information
SHORT AND ROMANTICALLY SWEET ~ $250 [Travel Expenses May
Many times couples would like to have a special wedding ceremony but hesitate
to set a date because their finances won't allow it. The "Short and Romantically Sweet Ceremony" is for those who
want nothing more than to celebrate the love that is in their hearts. It can be officiated in your home, at a local park or
any location of your choosing and the best part of all is that it's completely affordable. You may choose traditional vows,
"I Do" vows or if you prefer, you may bring your own.
Your Ceremony will include:
* A short, romantically sweet ceremony that focuses
on the gift of love you are to one another.
* Traditiional Vows, "I Do" Vows, or you
can write your own.
* Beautiful Rose Embossed Marriage Certificate
* Keepsake Copy of Your Ceremony
* Return service of your signed Marriage
License to the proper authorities along with a complimentary copy provided to you by return mail.
Name Change Information
FOREVER IN LOVE ~ $300 [Travel Expenses may apply]
you want to be married without all the fuss and drama that sometimes goes along with larger weddings but at the same time
want your ceremony to be meaningful and full of love, the "Forever In Love Ceremony" is the perfect choice. The
great thing about this ceremony is that it can be officiated in the privacy of our own home, your backyard, a spot that holds
special meaning for the two of you or perhaps even a certain venue that you have always admired. Whether your ceremony is
an intimate exchange of vows with just the two of you, or a celebration that you choose to share with those closest to you,
I "vow" to make it extraordinary.
Ceremony will include:
* A love-inspired ceremony that is tender, meaningful and uniquely
* Traditional Wedding Vows, "I Do" Vows, or you may write your own.
Joining of Hearts and Hands Ceremonial Add-On before the exchange of rings and vows.
* Wonderful tips on love and life to make your ceremony truly meaningful
copy of your Ceremony.
* Beautiful Rose Embossed Marriage Certificate.
* Return service of your signed Marriage License to the proper authorities along with
a complimentary copy provided to you by return mail.
* Name Change Document
SWEET SONG STANDARD - $350 [Travel Expenses May Apply]
If you want a truly special
Marriage Ceremony that you help to create, the "Sweet Song Standard" may be what you are looking for. It includes
all the elements of the "Forever In Love" plus the flexibility to make it your own.by including a reading of your
choice, customized vows and a ceremonial add-on of your choice. It also incorporates other special features that the
Basic Ceremony does not have.
Your Ceremony will include:
* A love-inspired ceremony that is tender, meaningful and
* Your choice of vows from samples
I provide (traditional, contemporary, religious, non-religious, funny... you name it). You can mix and match to create a vow
that fits your personality or you may write your own.
* Joining of Hearts and Hands Ceremonial Add-On before the exchange of vows and rings
* Wonderful tips on love and life to make your ceremony truly meaningful.
* A Reading of your choice from samples I provide or you can include
one of your own choosing.
* One Standard Ceremonial
Add-On of your choice (i.e., Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Love Letter Ceremony, Time Capsule Ceremony, Dove Release, etc.)
* Keepsake copy of your ceremony
* Beautiful Rose Embossed Marriage Certificate
* Return service of your signed Marriage License to the proper authorities along with a complimentary
copy provided to you by return mail.
Name change document
* Inspirational Marriage
* Unlimited consultations by
phone and/or email
& SOUL PERSONALIZED ~ $450 [Travel Expenses May Apply]
The "Heart & Soul Personalized Ceremony" is a custom-written ceremony that is a true
reflection of you, your love and your personalities. Every couple has a song of love in their hearts that they want the whole
wide world to hear and helping them express that song in words is what I do best. Many couples find the "Heart and Soul
Personalized Ceremony" to be the perfect choice because in addition to being meaningful, love-inspired, and
uniquely beautiful, it also gives them a part in creating it. And best of all... it's affordable! No one else knows better than you the sentiments you want to express to your soulmate and no one wants to witness point-blank
the tender exchange of your love and commitment to one another than me. Together we will transform YOUR STORY
into a uniquely crafted marriage ceremony that will be the true highlight of the day.
Your Ceremony will include:
* Your Story transformed into a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is personalized to reflect the true heart and soul of
* Elements detailng your love
story; how you met, things you love about each other, your hopes and dreams for the future, all those special things that
make your relationship the uniquely beautiful gift that it is.
* Your choice of vows from samples I provide (traditional, contemporary, religious, non-religious, funny... you name
it). You can mix and match to create a vow that fits your personality or you can write your own.
* Joining of Hearts and Hands Add-On before the Exchange of Rings and
* Wonderful tips on love and life to make your
ceremony truly meaningful
* A reading of your choice
from samples I provide or you can include one of your own choosing
* One Standard Ceremonial Add-On of your choice (i.e., Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Love Letter Ceremony, Time
Capsule Ceremony, Dove Release, etc.)
Bound Keepsake copy of your ceremony
* Beautiful Rose-Embossed
Keepsake Marriage Certificate
* Return Service of your
signed Marriage License to the proper authorities along with a complimentary copy provided to you by return mail.
* Name change document
* Inspirational Marriage Materials.
consultations by phone and/or email.
I am willing to travel anywhere you would like to hold your ceremony
and distance is not an issue. The fee will be based on the Ceremony Package you choose and time spent in making your day absolutely
perfect! I have a lot of resources available to me that would help enhance your ceremony and am prepared to use them to your
advantage in making your ceremony the amazing work or art that you would like it to be. Mileage, Lodging and Air Travel, if
required, will be added to all packages.
Available Upon Request
Rehearsals - $0 ~ $100
Many venues have dedicated Wedding Coordinators who run Rehearsals for their couples; however,
in the event that yours does not, I would be more than happy to orchestrate one for you. I am always on site an hour prior
to the Ceremony and can do a complimentary walk through at that time. Or, if you prefer to hold your Rehearsal the evening
prior to your ceremony I can do your Rehearsal for an additional fee of $100. I can also send you a detailed Rehearsal Guide
if that would be beneficial. Please note that lodging costs will be added to all packages requiring overnight stays due to
Ceremonial Add-Ons - $50 each
a Ceremonial Add-On is not included as a part of the Ceremony Package you choose, you may add one or more at a cost of $50
each. Please note that this charge is for writing the information pertaining to the add-on into your ceremony and does
not include any of the supplies required to perform it. I do not furnish supplies for add-ons and they must be provided by
the couple. Most supplies; candles, sand, vases, doves, boxes, etc. may be purchased from a local craft store or online distributor. .
Meal Blessing - Complimentary
Many couples have a family member perform this function; however, if
you would like me to stay and give a blessing before dinner, I would be absolutely honored!!! I consider it a blessing
to be a part of your special day and to be able to return thanks would be my sincere privilege.
often officiate more than one ceremony per day and it is imperative that weddings begin promptly at the time
they are scheduled. When a ceremony starts late it not only cuts into the next couple's time, it makes traveling
stressful as I drive to the next destination. That being said, there will be a $50 per 15 minute late fee for weddings
that do not start on time. This fee is geared to protect my couples from being inconsiderate of one another and also
to allow me to do the best job possible in providing each of my couples the great service they expect and deserve. If
more than 15 minutes late I reserve the right to cut out part of the ceremony to compensate for the time difference.
I do everything within my power to make your ceremony perfect and I want your wedding day to be a beautiful, memorable
experience. Starting the wedding on schedule helps that to happen. Thank you for your consideration and I appreciate
The Couple gives permission and shall allow The Officiant to post a photograph(s) of them with The Officiant
(or any other photos taken by the Officiant or her Representative during the course of the wedding ceremony) on The Officiant’s
website or other social media for viewing by the internet community. The Couple acknowledges that this is for promotional
purposes only and they do not expect to receive any compensation of any kind. There shall be no expiration for this
** I travel to various states and locations to perform marriage ceremonies so it is not feasible to set
one standard rate that includes travel. Therefore, mileage, as well as air and lodging (if required), will be added
to the above stated prices. Total cost will be discussed individually with each couple based upon your State and County requirements
and your wedding destination, "
Mileage and time spent traveling to and from your venue location will be added to all packages.
Lodging costs will also be added if destination is beyond
two hours driving distance from home office in Buckhannon, West Virginia.
** Costs of air travel,
if required, as well as round-trip mileage from home office to Pittsburgh International Airport will be provided
by the couple.
BOOKING AND REFUND POLICY:
I officiate all of my own ceremonies and take great pride in
the fact that each and every one is delivered with "heart" and "passion". Booking is first
come first serve and dates will be held with a 50% NONREFUNDABLE deposit with final payment being due two
weeks prior to the ceremony. If by chance you find it necessary to change the date of your ceremony, all monies will
be fully transferrable to the new date, provided that my schedule permits and I am available to perfrom your service at that
DISCOUNT: As an expression of gratitude to our United States Military, it is my sincere honor
and privilege to extend a 10% discount to all Active Duty Service Members, Retired Military and Honorably Discharged Veterans.
[Valid Military ID or DD Form 214 Required]. Thank
you so very much for your service and sacrifice. It is sincerely appreciated and I pray God's blessings upon each and every
one of you.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: PayPal, Check or Money Order
LET ME HELP TURN
YOUR WEDDING DAY INTO A TREASURED MEMORY.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SURPASSING YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
I also perform House Blessings, Celebration of Life Services, Christenings, Baby
Naming Ceremonies and other life event services. Contact me and let me know what your needs are and I will be in touch.