Wedding, Elopement, and Vow Renewal Ceremony Information
What can you do? I am a minister; I perform weddings and baptisms/christenings. Including secular (non-religious) ceremonies.
What areas do you officiate in? I perform ceremonies in all of Oregon’s 36 Counties.
Oregon Coastline to the Idaho border and everywhere in-between.
What if we do not want our picture(s) posted on your site? I only post the pictures from ceremonies when I am given permission by the couple when they sign the contract. I will not take or post any pictures if you have not permitted me.
How are you dressed when you officiate a ceremony? I dress in a simple Black suit, Black dress, or a Black robe with/without a white wedding stole. For a relaxed or informal ceremony, I wear a solid color blouse with black dress pants. The decision of what I wear to your ceremony is your choice. If you do not notify me of a preference, then I will wear dress pants, a blouse, and a Blazer/cardigan sweater.
What do I need for the ceremony? Marriage License Ceremony Location At least 2 witnesses
Don't have witnesses? I can provide the witnesses for your joyous union.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done? No, this is not required.
How long after my Divorce can I apply for a marriage license? A license can be issued one day after the final date of a divorce. If you were previously married, you’ll need the exact date of your divorce to complete the application.
Do you require a contract? Yes, I believe you should feel confident that you are hiring a professional to officiate your ceremony.
How long have you been performing weddings? I have been performing weddings since 2005.
Do you take care of the license after the ceremony or do we? Yes, I fill out your wedding license and send it to the county clerk’s office. Within two weeks you should be able to obtain your official marriage certificate.
What are your beliefs? I am a non-denominational minister; I believe you should have the wedding or vow renewal of your desire. I respect all beliefs and customs; your individuality is what makes your ceremony special.
Do you have reviews I can read? Yes, I have a few on this page - Reviews.
What type of
payments do you accept? I accept Cash, or Debit/Credit Cards via Square invoice online.
When do we pay
I request the Reservation Fee of
$150, this amount will be put toward the total
price. This is to be paid when you fill out/return the contract. The Remaining
Amount is paid 60 days before the ceremony date.
What happens if we cancel our ceremony?
If you cancel your ceremony any time prior to 60 days of
the ceremony date only the reservation fee for the ceremony will be non-refundable.
If you cancel your ceremony within 60 days of your ceremony date the full
amount of the ceremony is due to me.
What happens if we need to
reschedule our ceremony?
I will do my best to accommodate your request to change the
date of your wedding. If for some reason I cannot accommodate the change in
your wedding date, then I will refund all the fees you have paid except the
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected,
from which the couple must choose?
No, each ceremony is unique. I do, however, have
suggestions for couples that need a little extra help in making their ceremony
Do you allow the couple to write their vows if
Yes, this is your day. Writing your own vows makes it
completely unique. However, if you do not feel comfortable then I have a variety
of vows to choose from, many are simple yet lovely.
Can our children be involved in the ceremony?
Yes, the ceremony is your vision, I just help you
Where do we get
a marriage license? Residents of
Oregon - May apply for a marriage license at any
of the 36 county clerk offices. There is a 3-day waiting period before
the license can be used. The fee varies from $50.00 to 85.00, they all can be paid in cash or credit/debit card. The marriage license may be used in any county in the State of
Oregon. The license is valid for 60 days.
Oregon - May apply for a marriage license at any
of the state's 36 county clerk offices. Request a waiver to waive the three-day
waiting period for the use of the marriage license. The marriage license fees
are $50 to $85, they can be paid in cash or credit/debit card. The license is valid only for 60
Can you marry us the day we get the license? Yes, If
you can obtain a waiver. Otherwise no, the law says you must wait three days
after obtaining your marriage license before it is legal to wed. However, on
the fourth day, I would be very pleased to officiate your ceremony.
How much does a Waiting Period Waiver cost?
It depends on the county. Each county is allowed to set its fee
for waiving a waiting period. The fee varies from Free to $25.00. Some counties
in the state of Oregon do not allow the waiting period to be waived. Please
check the website of the County Marriage License Office you plan to obtain your
license from for more details.
What is the legal age to marry in the State of
You are legal to marry if you are 18 or older without the
need for parental consent. You may marry if you are 17 and have parental
consent. The county clerk can help you obtain the necessary forms when you go
to obtain your marriage license.