Special Circumstances
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Evan and Amy ~ Port Hueneme, California
 
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"We had a last minute ceremony with immediate family before my husband deployed.  We had the honor of Mrs. Pam Moore of Sweet Song Ministries do it.  It was an amazing and touching ceremony that she was able to throw together last minute.  We are planning on doing our annual vow renewal for our actual ceremony after he comes home and ask her to do that as well.  We couldn't have been more pleased with everything.  Thank you!  Definitely recommended if you have a special time in your life that comes up and need a service like she offers. ***** - 5 Stars!!"

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Simone and Thomas - Washington, DC

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While all weddings are special, sometimes circumstances arise that cause a ceremony to be performed with very little notice.

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          Unexpected Deployment
          Sudden Illness or Accident 
          Elopement

          Last Minute Decision

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I am happy to perform such ceremonies in your home, in a hospital, or wherever is appropriate for the occasion. Either the Just Marry Us or the Sweet Song "Deluxe" would be ideal fo these type situations and in the case of an unexpected deployment, I am happy to offer a $50 discount off of my regular fee for these services.  I am able to perform your ceremony with as little as 24 hours notice and can even perform your ceremony in my own home or backyard if you would like. I have a beautiful log house with a lovely stone fireplace in the living room and it would be a perfect setting for exchanging your vows. I even have a log staircase that would be ideal for the bridal entrance if you would like to change your clothing in one of my upstairs bedrooms. Add this to pre-recorded bridal music for the occasion and you have the perfect setting for your spur-of-the-moment ceremony. 

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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.

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Officiant Services
  • An initial meeting (In person, by phone or email)
  • As much phone and email communication as needed to develop your ceremony
  • Preparation of a couple-centered ceremony that reflects your love, dreams, beliefs, values and cultural traditions
  • Assistance with choosing or writing your vows
  • Assistance with finding readings that convey your thoughts concerning love and your special day
  • Incorporating Ceremonial Add-Ons of your choice
  • Preparation of a draft ceremony, discussion of same and fine tuning it to perfection
  • Professional and punctual Officiant for your ceremony, dressed in your choice of attire
  • I 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
  • Elegant, 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 day.
  • An email afterwards with details about next steps ~ getting certified copies of your marriage certificate and how to change your last name, if relevant.

 

Fee Information

 

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.

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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 your wedding.

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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. Smile
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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.
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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 

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* 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 charges]
 
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. 
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[THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES APPLY TO WEDDINGS OFFICIATED AT VENUES OTHER THAN MY HOME] 
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JUST MARRY US ~ $100  [This Ceremony is available by appointment only and limited to the Buckhannon, West Virginia area]

The "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. 

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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 return mail.

* Name Change Information

SHORT AND ROMANTICALLY SWEET ~ $250  [Travel Expenses May Apply]

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. 

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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 

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FOREVER IN LOVE ~ $300 [Travel Expenses may apply]   

If 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.

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Your Ceremony will include:

A love-inspired ceremony that is tender, meaningful and uniquely beautiful.

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.

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 Materials

  

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 uniquely beautiful.
* 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
* 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 Materials 
* Unlimited consultations by phone and/or email
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HEART & 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.
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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 your relationship. 
* 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 Vows
* 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.)
* Professionally 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.
* Unlimited consultations by phone and/or email. 
 
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DESTINATION WEDDINGS 
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. 

OPTIONAL ITEMS: 
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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 a Rehearsal.   
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Pre-Ceremony/ Wedding Music - $100 - [Music Before and During your Ceremony]
This includes wedding music up to one (1) hour before your ceremony, the Bridal March or your choice of Processional and Recessional and any other music you might want played during your ceremony.
[Any special music must be supplied to officiant prior to the start of the ceremony] 
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Ceremonial Add-Ons - $50 each
If 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. .

Photo Package - $350 

Black Hat Photography, Sweet Song Ministries' own Professional Photographer, documents all of my ceremonies for ministerial purposes. However, please be assured that my Photographer is unobtrusive and will not interfere with any Professional Photographers hired by you to document your wedding. That being said, each and every Photographer has their own unique style of documenting ceremonies and sometimes one Photographer will capture a moment that another does not. For this reason, we make our photos available to couples who would like to have them. Purchase of these photos is completely optional and if you opt not to purchase them, please be advised that all photos are held on file and may be purchased at a later date. For those desiring to take advantage of this offer, pictures will be delivered to you on a disk, with copyright privileges, along with a photo collage of up to ten of the best photos and a picture of the two of you with your vows embedded in it. This is a wonderful package at an affordable price and a great way to supplement your collection of memories.  If you do not have a designated Photographer and would like to obtain our services, we would be happy to work with you. Please note that pictures following the ceremony will not be taken unless you designate ahead of time that you would like to obtain our services. Pre Wedding and Reception Photography may incur additional fees, depending upon your needs and the amount of time required to appropriately complete the job. See my Black Hat Photography Page at  www.SweetSongMinistries.com/id167.html  for complete details and photo samples.

 

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.
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NOTE:  I 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 your understanding. 
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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 permission. 


 
** 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, " 
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TRAVEL COST:
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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.  
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BOOKING AND REFUND POLICY:

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 time. 
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MILITARY 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.  
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METHOD OF PAYMENTPayPal, Check or Money Order
 
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LET ME HELP TURN YOUR WEDDING DAY INTO A TREASURED MEMORY.
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I LOOK FORWARD TO SURPASSING YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
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OTHER SERVICES
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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. 
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