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Need a Wedding Officiant/ Minister for YOUR Special Day? Consider Pam

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Offering a Customized Wedding Ceremony With a Personalized Touch

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to Make YOUR Day Exactly as YOU Want It To Be!

 

 

 


" I also officiate weddings at my countryside venue in Buckhannon, WV.  Please contact me for availability."
 

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Do YOU Need a Wedding Officiant/ Minister for YOUR Special Day?  Many couples have a hard time finding a Minister to marry them if they are living together prior to marriage, if they have been married before, or if they don't belong to a particular church affiliation or religion.  My only requirements are that couples truly love each other, that they understand the importance and sanctity of marriage and that they have a sincere desire to be united as Husband and Wife under God's blessing. That's it!

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Hi. My name is Pam, and I am a fully Licensed, and Ordained, Non-Denominational Christian Minister/ Professional Wedding Officiant. I began family ministry in 2011 and have been blessed to officiate at some of the most incredible venues throughout the East Coast. And now, 1,000+ ceremonies later, I can honestly say that it has been the experience of a lifetime. I have met so many wonderful couples and worked to create some of the most amazing ceremonies as I learned about their cultures, traditions, and wrote love stories to reflect their most cherished dreams and combined personalities. As with everything in life, things change and by God's grace, I was able to open my own venue in 2018. I continued to travel, while officiating small ceremonies here at home, and as of June 2023, I now officiate elopements, weddings, vow renewals, and other life-event ceremonies exclusively at my home venue, Heaven's Grace, and other venues throughout West Virginia. If you are planning a wedding at another venue, please feel free to ask me about availability.

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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. I specialize in beautiful, custom-written, personalized ceremonies that capture the heart and soul of a relationship and strive to ensure that each ceremony I officiate is UNIQUELY BREATHTAKING, ... just the way YOU want it!  My love-inspired ceremonies are so much more than some words to accomplish a mission. They are beautifully written, professionally officiated, and the best part is... they are all about YOU!  My ceremonies are never religious unless the couple specifically asks for them to be. Instead, they are spiritual in nature and focus on the gift of love God has given them, being good to each other and cherishing their love for a lifetime. They are also not canned, off the shelf ceremonies. Each one is love-inspired and personally written for the couple I am working with. They can be contemporary, traditional or a nice blend of the two. I can provide samples of readings, vows, and ceremonial add-ons that you may choose from to make your ceremony unique and meaningful to the two of you, and if you would like something special written in, I am always happy to include it. Your dream ceremony is limited only by your imagination; writing and public speaking are my strong points, and I always like to tell my couples, "If you can think it, I can write it." Once your ceremony is written and approved by you, you will never have to worry about it being heard clearly by your guests. I use an amp with microphone and do everything within my power to ensure that all bases are covered. Couples wait their entire lives to find the person of their dreams, and once they do, I feel it's my job to make their ceremony the absolute best it can be. I not only provide a quality product, but I also leave my couples with treasured memories and an experience that is both professional and completely affordable. My ultimate goal is to make your dream wedding not only possible, but absolutely PERFECT, and I won't be happy until it is. I would love to hear about your plans and welcome the opportunity to help turn YOUR special day into a treasured memory.

I have a sincere heart and passion for love, marriage, and making couples happy. I would be honored to do the same for you! Thank you so very much for considering me and my services and please do not hesitate to contact me at (304) 472-0296 with any questions you may have.

Take care, Keep Smilin' and above all...

Be Blessed,

Pastor Pam


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NOTE: Marriages officiated in West Virginia must be solemnized under a Marriage License issued by a County Clerk within the State of West Virginia, and it must be presented prior to officiating the ceremony.  West Virginia residents may apply for and receive their Marriage License from the County Clerk in the county in which they live. Out-of-state residents may obtain their Marriage License from any county within the State of West Virginia. There is no waiting period for Marriage Licenses in West Virignia, and many times couples will stop by the Upshur County Courthouse in Buckhannon and obtain their License before coming on out to my home, providing that the Courthouse is open and it is during business hours on the day of their wedding. If this isn't feasible, I always recommend that couples apply for and obtain their License at the County Clerk's office closest to their home state. The fee for a West Virginia Marriage License is $56 and the License is good for 60 days. However, if you choose to have marriage counseling prior to obtaining your License, and provide documentation, the fee is reduced to $36.  I do not require counseling, but I am always willing to provide it at no charge for couples who desire it.

 
*** If a Marriage License is not obtained and presented at the time of your ceremony, it will be considered a Commitment Ceremony, and the parties will not attain legal status as husband and wife. 

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Raychel and Shane ~ Irmo, South Carolina

Pastor Pam truly made our wedding day magical! I can't say enough about how amazing she has been throughout this entire process. From the moment I found her, I told her her it felt "meant to be". Pam poured her heart and soul into writing our ceremony and took the time to really get to know us and learn about our love story. We opted for one of her ceremonial add-ons- the Butterfly Release! It was nothing short of MAGICAL. Our guests raved that they had never experienced such a unique and beautiful unity ceremony. Pam helped with every step along the way- helping me to find and order the butterflies from the perfect company, to incorporating our connection to the butterfly effortlessly into our ceremony. We were ALL in tears- it was more than I could have dreamed of. If you are considering Pastor Pam for your big day- please take the time to reach out and get to know her. I can promise she will make you feel at ease, supported, and special.

 

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There is nothing more beautiful than butterflies floating in a summer breeze. They lighten the heart with their magical presence, and make the world better just because they are in it. If I can make your wedding complete with a beautiful Butterfly Release, please let me know. ~ Pastor Pam 

                   


Paradise in the Woods, French Creek, WV

 
               YOUR Wedding... YOUR Way!!  
Picture Taken at Alpine Lake, Terra Alta, WV

My Ultimate Goal is to Create a Wedding Ceremony That Fits You Perfectly. 
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Hammack Hills, Clendenin, WV

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Bullskin Plantation, Summit Point, WV

Confluence Resort, Hico, WV

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Choose Your Customized Package:

MESSAGE FROM PASTOR PAM: 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 my Serenity Cove Gazebo, or one of my larger ceremony packages with up to 20 guests, 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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[The Following Packages and Fees Apply to Weddings Officiated at Venues Other Than My Home

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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, don't want to compromise the beauty of a ceremony that is meaningful and full of love, the "Forever in Love" is the perfect choice. Your ceremony will be uniquely written to reflect the gift of love you have found in one another and includes many features that are not typically found in traditional ceremonies. Whether you choose 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.

*  Special Joining of Hearts and Hands Addition before the exchange of rings and vows. 

*  Keepsake Copy of Your Vows

*  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.

*  Inspirational Reading Materials

*  Name Change Information 

* eBook Written by Pastor Pam - "Secrets to a Deeper Love: How to Create a Happy Marriage." 

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

  

SWEET SONG STANDARD - $400 [Travel Expenses May Apply] 

The "Sweet Song Standard" includes all the elements of the "Forever in Love" but takes it a step further by offering you the flexibility to make it our own by including customized vows, a ceremonial add-on, a reading(s) of your choice, and anything special you would like to include. Together we will craft a ceremony that reflects your personalities, and I will not be satisfied until the finished product fits you perfectly. 

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.

* Special Joining of Hearts and Hands Addition 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 Vows

* 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

* eBook Written by Pastor Pam - "Secrets to a Deeper Love: How to Create a Happy Marriage." 

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

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HEART & SOUL PERSONALIZED ~ $500 [Travel Expenses May Apply]

The "Heart & Soul Personalized Ceremony" is a fully custom-written ceremony that is a true reflection of you, the love you share and your dreams for the future. 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 is wholly, 100% about them. 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 detailing 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.

* Special Joining of Hearts and Hands Addition 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.)

* Keepsake Copy of Your Vows

* 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.

* eBook Written by Pastor Pam - "Secrets to a Deeper Love: How to Create a Happy Marriage." 

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

 

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY ~ $650 {Travel Expenses May Apply]

If you are dreaming of a larger wedding, with multiple add-ons; or perhaps you want to incorporate elements relating to family heritage or traditions, this personalized ceremony package is guaranteed to leave you with happy hearts and wonderful memories. Some couples like to center their weddings around certain themes or even dress up like characters from movies; whatever your passion, I will work with you to create vows that totally correspond with your theme and center your entire ceremony around your thoughts and ideas, and if you like, I will even dress up, too. The "From Here to Eternity" is a fully custom-written ceremony that is written totally for and about you. Your ceremony will be so much more than just some words that accomplish a mission. It will be unique, meaningful, full of love and caring; and most of all it will be a one of a kind ceremony that you and your guests will remember and talk about for years to come.  With the "From Here to Eternity," you will also have the option to include multiple readings and up to three ceremonial add-ons. This is the ultimate ceremony package for the couple who truly wants to have a ceremony that is "all their own.". It even includes a Rehearsal with you and your Bridal Party to prepare you for your special day..  

The "From Here to Eternity includes Use of the Venue, as well as:

* A Rehearsal With You and Your Bridal Party to Prepare You for Your Special Day

* Your Story transformed into a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is personalized to reflect the true heart and soul of your relationship

* A Ceremony reflecting a theme of your choice, and/or elements pertaining to family heritage, customs, or traditions

* Elements detailing 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.

* Special Joining of Hearts and Hands Addition before the Exchange of Rings and Vows

* Multiple Readings of your choice from samples I provide, or you can include one of your own choosing

* Up to Three Standard Ceremonial Add-Ons of your choice (i.e., Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Love Letter Ceremony, Time Capsule Ceremony, Dove Release, etc.) 

* Keepsake Copy of Your Vows

* 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 email.

* Name change document

* Inspirational Marriage Materials.

* Unlimited consultations by phone and/or email.

* Music and First Dance Option 

* Photo Package w/Collages 

* eBook Written by Pastor Pam - "Secrets to a Deeper Love: How to Create a Happy Marriage." 

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

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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: 

  

Interpretive Services Available Upon Request

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Rehearsals - $0 ~ $100

Many venues have dedicated Wedding Coordinators who run Rehearsals for their couples; however, if 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. 

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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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Writing Service - Fee will be based on the Package chosen from the above offerings, minus travel expenses. 

I often get calls from couples who have asked a friend or family member to officiate their wedding, but many times the person chosen does not feel comfortable writing the ceremony. If this is your case, and you would like your ceremony to be personally written by an experienced professional, I would love to work with you. I will custom write your personalized ceremony to your specifications, send you a draft for editing and I won't be happy until it fits your desires and expectations perfectly. Once you and your fiancé approve your dream ceremony, I will finalize it and deliver it to you in a beautiful keepsake binder, along with a copy in easily readable format for your Officiant to use on the day of your wedding. Don't settle for less than your heart's desire. If I can help you, please don't hesitate to ask. Helping couples' dreams come true is what I do, and I would love to work with you. You may contact me at (304) 472-0296 or by email at faithaglow@aol.com.

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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, but it also 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 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 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:

I officiate all my own ceremonies and take great pride in the fact that each one is delivered with "heart" and "passion". Booking is first come, first served and dates are held with a 50% NONREFUNDABLE deposit, the remainder of which is due 30 days prior to the wedding day. Deposits are remitted and accepted in good faith, and from the moment of initial booking, until the moment of "I do," my services are all about the couple and crafting a ceremony that mirrors their thoughts, dreams, and emotions perfectly. If by chance a couple finds it necessary to change their ceremony date, that couple may reschedule their wedding once, with all monies being fully transferrable to the new date, provided that the wedding is held within one year of the original date, and my schedule permits me to officiate the ceremony at that time. Additional rescheduling will incur a $150 rescheduling fee. After two reschedules, all monies paid will be forfeited and any further reschedules will be treated as new bookings. Ceremonies booked within 30 days of the Wedding date will require payment in full at the time of booking.

 

In the event I am sick, or unable to officiate a wedding due to circumstances beyond my control, Abigail Layman, Sweet Song Ministries Team Member and Professional Wedding Officiant will be on site to officiate on my behalf. Abby is a truly gifted professional and will totally knock it out of the park with her caring and love for what she does..

 
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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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CONTACT PASTOR PAM TO BOOK YOUR COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING. 

  YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID. 

 

(304) 472-0296 or FaithAglow@aol.com 

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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.