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Ceremony Options and Packages for Every Need
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Your Dream Wedding.

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. 
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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.
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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.
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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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My Vow Renewal

Renewal of Vows

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Maybe your initial wedding wasn't everything you wanted it to be and maybe it didn't turn out to be the "perfect day" you would have planned.  Or maybe you just want to renew the special feelings you have for one another, especially on a special anniversary.  A renewal of vows is the perfect option.  You can invite family and friends and create a "new special day", one in which you and your spouse renew the vows you made to each other when you first said "I do".

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My husband and I renewed our vows for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and it is a memory I will never forget. We went to our favorite beach park and barefoot with toes in the sand, we renewed our vows in the presence of the campground chaplain and numerous other guests who made their way to the seaside to watch. Our daughters and their families were there with us and as precious as our wedding day was, our vow renewal was extra special. Because of life's experiences we were more committed, our love had grown even stronger than we imagined and for us, it was a celebration of a love even deeper than we ever thought possible. I would like to offer you the same experience.

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In preparation, we will work together to create a personal ceremony that reflects the love you felt for each other as bride and groom, and how that love has grown and matured through the years.  And if you have children and would like to, we can make them a part of the celebration of life you have built 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.

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Traci and Nathan - Charlotte, North Carolina

Elopement Weddings
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Pre-Planned Elopement Ceremonies and small intimate weddings are some of the sweetest ceremonies I do.  This is basically for the couple who wants a drama-free ceremony, no details to distract you, just a celebration of your relationship.  There can be many reasons that lead you to decide you want to have a wedding of this type, but no matter what the reason, the end result is a wedding that is celebrated beteween the two of you, me and God as our witness.  This type wedding allows the two of you to focus on each other and your relationship instead of so many other things that often become a part of a larger wedding.  I love being a part of Elopement Weddings.  Couples come to me rather than just going to the local courthouse because they want something a little more personal, and a lot more special than what a Justice of the Peace has to offer. They want something unique and memorable, something created specifically for them and a ceremony that will mark their "special moment in time".  That is what we will do together. I go through the same process as I do with couples who want a much larger wedding and the end product is the same... a beautifully written ceremony.  I will talk with you, get to know all the special things about you and your relationship, and together we will craft a ceremony that celebrates your love as only your hearts can tell it.  And if you want to invite a few more guests to share in your joy; parents, siblings or best friends, that's perfectly alright too.  
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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 promise to deliver your ceremony professionally and with the same eloquence as a wedding of a much larger scale.  The only difference will be that it is just the three of us.  Your ceremony will be enjoyable, a treasured memory and a truly quality experience full of joyful tears and plenty of smiles.
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Tom and Simone ~ Washington, DC

Special Circumstances
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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 "Now and Forever" or "Happily Ever After" package 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 will write your ceremony with the same loving care that I would any other ceremony. My beautiful Serenity Cove gazebo would be a perfect setting for exchanging your vows.. 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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Commitment Ceremonies  [Also, commonly known as "spiritual" "symbolic" or "promise" ceremonies] 

LIfe situations vary and what works for one couple might not work for another. Many times couples find themselves in committed relationships, and want to be united under God's blessing, yet for one reason or another, it's more practical for them to choose a Commitment Ceremony rather than a traditional wedding. The major difference between the two is that, without a Marriage License, the union is not legally valid, and the couple does not receive legal status for medical berefits, insurance, name change, etc. There is also a difference in the way the vows are written.  Yet, for those who choose to have Commitment Ceremonies, they are just as valid and important to a relationship as having one with civil (government) backing. If this is your situation, please give me a call. I will get some information from you for the ceremony, have you sign a document stating that you understand it will not be a traditional Marriage Ceremony and that you will not obtain legal status as Husband and wife. I will proceed to draft a ceremony for you with the same love, care and consideration that I give all of my ceremonies, and you have my promise that it will be every bit as beautiful. Some of the most happy, committed couples I know have found themselves in the same exact situation, so please don't hesitate to ask. It would be my honor to do it for you.

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"From this day forward,
you shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
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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
  • Eloquent, passionately delivered ceremony that will bring joyful tears and smiles to all who hear it
  • Lovely keepsake certificate of marriage suitable for framing
  • Keepsake copy of your vows and ceremony 
  • 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.

 

 

     

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I also officiate at other venues, so please feel free to contact me about availability." 

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Choose Your Customized Package at Heaven's Grace:

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 50 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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Heaven's Grace is perhaps the best kept secret in West Virginia. This charming venue, located at our home in Buckhannon, is the perfect choice for small, intimate elopements, weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies.  Because of parking limitations, guest count is limited to no more than 50 guests. Black wrought-iron benches are provided for the Bride and Groom's immediate families, and will accomodate up to 10-12 family members, and/ or guests.  You are encouraged to bring your own chairs, or any type seating you would like to ensure that additional guests are comfortable. Many times guests prefer to bring their camp chairs or stand during the ceremony, and they are always welcome to do that.  Please note that the guest count does not include the Bride, Groom, or Bridal Party. 


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All prices include use of my Wireless PA System

Heaven's Grace is open May - October, and throughout the remainder of the year, weather permitting.

 

                 

All Packages Include Your Choice of Ceremony at Our Serenity Cove Gazebo, Music with First Dance and Photography.  If you don't see what you are looking for, please feel free to reach out. I would love the opportunity to help make your day incredibly special. 

 

 

THE SWEETEST THING ~ $300

May be Shared Privately Between the Bride and Groom or With 10-12 Select Guests 

 

If you want a simple wedding,but don't want to compromise the beauty of a ceremony that is meanngful and full of love, I would like to offer you "The Sweetest Thing."  This package includes a short but sweet, love-inspired ceremony that is custom written to reflect the gift of love you have found in one another, being good to each other, and cherishing your love for a lifetime. You may choose Traditional Vows, "I Do" Vows, or if you prefer, you can write your own. And if you have trouble putting your feelings to words, I can help you. You will receive a Keepsake Copy of your Vows, a beautiful rose-embossed Marriage Certificate, Name Change Information and I will forward your signed Marriage License to the proper officials, with a copy to you, by email.This package also includes music, first dance, and photos of the two of you, digitally delivered by text, messenger, or email. The day you marry your soulmate is a special time in your life and whether you choose an intimate exchange of vows with just the two of you, or a celebraton with those closest to you, I "vow" to make your day extraordinarily special. 

 

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

* Complimentary Rose Ceremonial Add-on. 

* 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 

* Your Choice of Music With First Dance, Father/ Daughter and Mother/ Son Dance Option

* Photos of the Bride, Groom, Family and Guests, Digitally Delivered by Text, Messenger, or EMail   

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

 

NOW AND FOREVER ~ $400 

May Be Shared Privately Between the Bride and Groom or With Up to 20 Guests 

[Up to 50 Guests - $450

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The "Now and Forever" includes all the elements of  "The Sweetest Thing" 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

* Your Choice of Music With First Dance, Father/ Daughter and Mothe/ Son Dance Option

* Photos of the Bride, Groom, Family and Guests, Digitally Delivered by Text, Messenger, or EMail

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER ~ $500 

May Be Shared Privately Between the Bride and Groom or With Bridal Party and Up to 20 Guests 

[Up to 50 Guests - $550]

  

The "Happily Ever After" 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 "Happily Ever After" 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.

* Your Choice of Music With First Dance, Father/ Daughter, and Mother/ Son Dance Option

* Photos of the Bride, Groom, Family and Guests, Digitally Delivered by Text, Messenger, or EMail  

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

 

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY ~ $650 

May Be Shared Privately Between the Bride and Groom or With Bridal Party and Up to 50 Guests   

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..  

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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.

* Your Choice of Music With First Dance, Father/ Daughter, and Mother/ Son Dance Option 

* Photos pf the Bride, Groom, Family and Guests, Digitally Delivered by Text, Messenger, or EMail 

* Portfolio Containing Keepsake Documents

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OPTIONAL ITEMS:

 

Interpretive Services Available Upon Request.

 

E Book Written by Pastor Pam - "Secrets to a Deeper Love: How to Create a Happy Marriage" - $12.95  

It has been said that a successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. The real act of marriage takes place in the heart. It's a choice that lasts long after our wedding day and should be reflected in the way we treat and interact with our spouse.  But sometimes life gets in the way, and it isn't always easy to hold on to the same loving feelings we had when we said our "I do's". God cares deeply for all of us and desires that our lives be full of peace, joy, and contentment, free from all the pain and stress that the world sometimes offers. Tough issues plague our society and bring pain to our lives which in turn can cause problems in our marriages, leaving us in search of answers. This is the basis for my book "Secrets to a Deeper Love." I have an awareness of these issues and it is my vision and passion to help others deal with them; not only in their lives, but in the lives of others with whom they care deeply. This book is also a great Pre-Marital Counseling tool, and has even helped couples resolve marital issues after the wedding day.. 

 

Vow and Photo Collages - $25 Each/ Both for $45

Photos are Included With All Countryside Weddings officiated at Heaven's Grace.

Custom Collages May be Purchased at a Cost of $25 Each or Both for $45. (Examples Shown Below)

Rehearsals - $100 

A Rehearsal is Included with the "From Here to Eternity," but may be Added to Any Other Package for a Fee of $100. 

Pre-Ceremony/ Wedding Music - $100 - [Music Before your Ceremony]

This includes wedding music up to one (1) hour before your ceremony. The Bridal March or your choice of Processional and Recessional/ First Dance Song is included with your package. 

[Any special music must be supplied to officiant prior to the start of the ceremony]

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.

 

Writing Service - Fee will be based on the Package chosen from the above offerings., minus photography fees. 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 and makes preparation for the next ceremony more stressful. That being said, there will be a $50 per 15-minute late fee for weddings that do not start on time. This fee is designed 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 or after 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. 

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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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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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** NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS **

 

 

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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.