Welcome to 2017!

First, a wish for happiness, health, and peace in this new year. May it bring you everything you want.

If you’ve been wondering whether I still do weddings, the answer is YES! In fact, I’ve been quite busy and have not updated my site in a while. (It doesn’t help that the dog got caught in the power cord and knocked the laptop onto the floor …. life with dogs is like life with toddlers.)

Since last year, I’ve probably performed over 100 weddings! It’s always an honor and a pleasure to be the person who unites 2 people in marriage, and a bonus that I’ve gotten to meet so many wonderful people along the way. I sincerely hope that all of my couples are doing well and enjoying married life!

I’m always happy to perform small, quick weddings/elopements. I know that sometimes, couples simply want the legal part for their own personal reasons. I’m also happy to perform large, elaborate ceremonies with sand, candles, ribbons, knots, brooms, dogs, or whatever you like.  Weddings can be civil or religious, and can include components from two faiths (for example, Christian and Jewish).

2017 is looking to be busy. If you’re planning a wedding for March-June, or Sept-Oct, I’d advise you to secure your venue, caterer and officiant soon. The middle of summer tends to be less busy, owing to our “Famously Hot” Columbia summers.

My pricing is fixed: I do not run specials or deals. The price for an elopement is the same in January as it is in June. Same for a large wedding. There may be an additional fee for Valentine’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. I don’t do weddings over Thanksgiving weekend, as that is reserved for time with my family.

For questions about my prices and availability, please contact me at weddinglove35@gmail.com, or use my contact form. G-mail gets to me quicker.

If you are engaged, congratulations and I wish you all the best!

Love Never Fails

A huge congratulations to 2 beautiful couples, Pam & Moke and Mike & Anita. Pam & Moke met 44 years ago in college, lost touch, reunited this past January, and were married this past Saturday.  Mike & Anita met in college in 1981, married in 1986, and celebrated 30 years with a vow renewal on Sunday.

It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of this special day for each couple, to share laughter & tears of joy, and to celebrate with family and friends.

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Where Did September Go?

Wow! What a busy, crazy month. I performed lots of elopements last month, and some larger weddings, too.

This month, I have a 30-year vow renewal, a Halloween themed wedding, and even a baby Christening!

Photos coming soon, I promise!

Another “Famously Hot” August Wedding!

Congrats to Liana and Tammy! They form a new family with their beautiful daughters.

It’s always an honor to unite a couple in marriage. To wish them joy and blessings as new families are formed, and new bonds are forged. How fortunate we are to have marriage equality! What a “traditional” married couple takes for granted – spousal health benefits and insurance benefits; tax and estate benefits; even the right to visit your spouse in ICU – is now granted to every married couple!

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Weddings, Moving, and More Weddings!

Borrowing a line from one of my favorite singer/songwriters Jimmy Buffett, “It’s been quite a summer.”

In May, we moved from Alabama to South Carolina, lock, stock, dogs, cats, and all. Always an interesting process! While I haven’t updated this site in a while, I haven’t stopped performing marriages! I am happily busy making couples happily married. My job is the best ever – I get to start couples off on the wonderful, crazy journey called marriage.

Some weddings are large, formal affairs, with plenty of attendants, loads of flowers, favors, cute décor, pomp and circumstance. Some weddings are sort of in-between: a little fancy but a lot more laid-back. And some are just me and the marrying couple. I just married a couple at a Starbucks. Yep, you read that right.

No matter where you see yourself along that spectrum: full blown fancy, laid back with a Real Tree theme (yes, that happened, too), an intimate wedding at a B&B, or just the 2 of you at Starbucks, I can work with you to craft exactly the experience you’re looking for!

You may notice that I don’t use the phrase “bride and groom.” Sometimes, I have that. Sometimes, I have two brides, sometimes two grooms. Sometimes a couple and their children. Sometimes a dog is a ring bearer. You get the idea. I try to be inclusive. That’s what love is all about.dandmandme

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You can find me at The Knot, as well as on Facebook.

Enjoy the photos, and as always, I wish you a lifetime of love & happiness. (And if you want to hear a very pretty love song, check out “Love and Happiness” sung my Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.)

I Won an Award!

Thank you for choosing me!

If you want a quote for your wedding, PLEASE use my Contact form, or call me directly at 254-458-8983. (Much as I appreciate Thumbtack, it costs me money to use them. I’d rather keep my prices low for my clients!)

Love across generations!

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I had the opportunity to preside over the marriage of Michael and Nelda, a feisty couple in their 70’s, last Friday. It was a spur-of-the-moment courthouse wedding and I was glad I could take a lunch break and do the honors!

Today, I married Erin and Mat. High school sweethearts, Erin is now in Veterinary School at Auburn. War Eagle! They were such a loving and cute couple and it was an honor to perform their marriage.