Wedding Ministers & Wedding Officiants for Arizona
Wedding Minister & Wedding Officiant - Phoenix
Officiant - Minister
Very Flexible Wedding Officiant Minister
All Civil Non-Religious - All Interfaith - Spiritual
Religious - Non-Denominational - Multi Cultural
When we first get together, you'll hear me say something like this: "This is your wedding. Anything can be done here. There is nothing, no interest or viewpoint, that cannot be blended beautifully into your ceremony. But it will not be about the words as such. It will be about the meaning of the words for you. This is all about you two."
Ordained Wedding Minister since '83 - 18 Years Full Time in the Valley
I do as Many Civil Ceremonies as Religious and Non-Denominational
Renewal of Vows - Baby Blessings - Popular Creative Options (see why, here)
Ceremony Starter Kits (Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Interfaith, Non Religious
Civil, Children, Baby Blessing) - Associate Wedding Ministers & Officiants
if Referral Needed - Spanish Interpretation- All Special Needs accommodated.
"SINCE 1983, as a wedding minister and wedding officiant, I have officiated a wide variety of expressions--from purely civil non religious to religious; each equally valid and beautiful to me. I maintain an independent and very non-denominational approach that I am told is uplifting for couples and famlies of every faith and persuasion.
EVERYTHING I DO, from script to ceremony, is only about one thing: a wedding, your wedding, what would support you two to have a great start as husband and wife, as
you two would define it. You are the CEOs of your marriage ceremony! This includes
the length and tone, and the prayer (or no prayer if you're a civil non-religious couple).
As your Phoenix wedding guide, MY ROLE WILL BE a more modern flexible
one and a very supportive one. I'm not someone who tells couples what's right or
wrong for them, not even one who thinks he knows what is right or wrong for a couple.
WHEN WE START WORKING TOGETHER (after we've met or talked), you will receive my Wedding Ceremony Starter Kit, a tool for getting the perfect words for your ceremony (includes ceremonies, vows, "how to's" and very! special creative options). Yet with lots of options, still, the process is simple because all you have to do is tell me what you like or don't like (and if you're not sure, I will help you find this out).
WANT TO KNOW MY STANDARD for the perfect script for you two? Easy. I want you two to read your script and be able to say: 'This is really us! This is just how we want our ceremony to be.' A wedding ceremony that's what you two want--that matches you two--will be like none other in the wedding world. On wedding day, your ceremony will not only touch each of you and your family, but me as well.
AND IT'S ALL JUST BECAUSE it started with a 'makes-sense-matched-to
-the-couple ceremony concept' and, then, what was needed to be done was done
and done well. This is what I've been doing and I'm very happy to offer it to you.
Below, you can get a sense of how my approach touched couples and their families.
OR you may contact me now if you'd like.
WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT MY APPRAOCH AFTER THE CEREMONY:
We appreciate your demeanor, your style, your personality, the way you handled everything.
It was the perfect balance of religion, marital seriousness and light humor. It wasn't too heavy, too religious (or too funny). The balance was wonderful. There was something for everyone.
We will NEVER forget the way that you delivered it!
You have an impeccable sense of timing, fanning the embers of humor when they spark and all the while paying proper homage to God, spirituality and the sanctity of marriage!!!
Since the wedding, I have gotten numerous phone calls and hand written notes, saying that our wedding was "good for their marriage", that it made some couples re-evaluate their marriage, and that some couples now want to renew their vows.
Some guests expected a quick 10 minutes ceremony and then off to the reception, but they got so much more.
The creative ideas that you offered us were a huge hit!
Everyone especially liked the Love You part...you were absolutely right about that part.
As Godmother for (the bride), I can say that the ceremony really captured both of them.
The room glowed with positive energy. . .the audience involvment rocked!!!
"If you want a special ceremony with true sincerity, you need to hire Paul Michael" (this is what a couple said their string quartet told them when they inquired about officiants in the Valley).
After meeting with you today, I came to the realization that the most important thing is the ceremony and the meaning behind the ceremony. I believe you are going to help make this most memorable for both Casey and I.
We met with a number of wedding ministers and chose you and we're so glad we did. Thank you for all that you gave especially with how you brought our ceremony words to life on wedding day..They touched everyone..
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Top photo is © IDC Photography (Bruce Dorn and Maura Dutra). |
Thank you Bruce and Maura.
What Does The Word 'Officiant' Really Mean? Officiant is a catch-all wedding industry word for anyone legally-able to officiate a wedding marriage ceremony including any marriage clergy, all wedding ministers, all wedding officiants, all wedding pastors and wedding priests, all types of civil non-religious wedding officiates and more..
Arizona Counties/Cities I personallyServe:
Phoenix Area: Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Casa Grande, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Litchfield Park, Maricopa , Mesa, New River, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, Superior, Tempe, Tolleson, Tucson, Wickenburg, Youngtown;
COULD THERE BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED FOR PAUL'S TRAVEL?
Wedding Marriage in Maricopa County, no travel fee for Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, most of Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, most of Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Possibly for: Anthem, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Fountain Hills, Surprise, Sun City, Buckeye, Avondale, El Mirage, Queen Creek, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Surprise, Apache Junction and far South Gilbert..
Wedding Marriage in Pinal County: Typically, travel fee for: Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Kearny, Mammoth, Maricopa, Oracle, Picacho, Picacho Peak, Red Rock, San Manuel, Superior.
Wedding Marriage in Northern Arizona: Yes, a travel fee for Flagstaff, Prescott, Chino Valley, Page, Sedona, Tuba City, Williams
Wedding Marriage in Pima County: Yes, a travel fee for Ajo, Arivaca, Catalina, Green Valley, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Tucson.
Dear Prospective Wedding Minister / Wedding Officiant Associate Residing in Phoenix Arizona, As my dates are often taken well in advance, I am open to additional associates to serve Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona or Prescott. Are you very very flexible, good to work with and sincerely into serving Arizona couples so they can have the wedding marriage ceremony they most want? That it's 100% about them? If so, email me. Thank You, Paul.
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