Officiant and minister Reverend Judy specializes in premarital counseling and administering wedding and commitment ceremonies in the greater metropolitan area of Athens, Georgia. With a Masters of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Tennessee Technological University, and vast experience assessing and advising couples of all faiths and backgrounds, Reverend Judy is dedicated to ensuring her clients have long, satisfying, and life-enhancing marriages.
Reverend Judy provides optional Couples Coaching sessions for couples interested in preparing for the rigor, rewards, and sacrifices intrinsic to marriage. Flexible to your wedding’s needs, Reverend Judy can arrange, customize, and administer your ceremony regardless of its size or your religious background. She is comfortable overseeing such wedding elements as the unity candle, sand ceremony, glass breaking, and blessing of the hands, among others. She is also happy to officiate elopements and vow renewals.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Matt · Married on 04/23/2016
Judy was the PERFECT choice for us. She was extremely professional, and put together a fantastic ceremony that was unique and personal for us as a couple. Our previous plan for a minister fell-through, so we contacted Judy only a couple weeks before our wedding. I'm actually thrilled that the previous plan didn't work, because it felt like Judy's ceremony was meant-to-be for us. Many people who attended our wedding came up to Judy or myself and said how great she was at officiating our ceremony.Sent on 04/27/2016
She used stories and experiences that my wife and I had provided to her, and created a ceremony that was personal, emotional, and included bits of humor that were perfectly timed. It far exceeded what I had envisioned with such little time to plan. I think that Judy's efficiency and professionalism allowed us to come up with the perfect ceremony in just two weeks.
Judy returned all my emails and phone calls within minutes. I can't say enough about her. I don't write reviews very often, but I felt strongly about the quality of Judy's work. I guarantee that you will love your ceremony if you work with Judy.
Jayne · Married on 09/15/2018
We had a wonderful wedding last Saturday. Judy did an amazing job working with us both originally to select our vows she put together a beautiful ceremony. We felt like the words she spoke were speaking to each other hearts. She joined our family for a small reception lunch afterwards and all our family members felt we knew both her and her husband. Thank you Judy, we'll adopt you anytime! I highly recommend her services.Sent on 06/21/2017
Lauryn · Married on 04/28/2018
A few months before the wedding, our previously booked wedding officiant had to cancel - of course at the time this put me in panic mode, but now I think it is the best thing that ever happened to our wedding ceremony! When I spoke to Reverend Judy for the first time on the phone, I felt like I was talking to a good friend. She was so warm, caring, and excited to celebrate our love! Reverend Judy helped us to craft the most personal ceremony that reflected us as people and as a couple. Our guests told us it was the most beautiful and personal ceremony they had ever heard. Reverend Judy shared with us many options for readings and types of ceremonies to make the planning process easier and had us fill out questionnaires with personal information so that she could weave details about us and our relationship throughout the ceremony like she had known us for years. She was so accommodating and flexible to our thoughts and suggestions with the ceremony and was able to integrate a hand fasting as we requested. She was punctual and dependable, both at the rehearsal and the wedding day. We invited Reverend Judy and her husband to join us for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception, and they were a pleasure, even bringing us some honey from their farm! Thank you again for helping us to have a wedding ceremony that was a pure reflection of us and our love!Sent on 09/30/2018
Athens Georgia Wedding Minister's reply:Lauryn, your kind words are most appreciated! It was an honor to be a part of your and Andrew's special day! Your day was magical; your families and friends, gracious and welcoming. I wish for the two of you much joy in your journey together!
Rev. Judy is a dear friend of mine for many years. When she decided to offer wedding officiant services a few years ago, I was delighted to share with her all my ceremony material and knowledge gained from over 16 years of officiating weddings in North Carolina. She took the ball and ran. Her ceremonies are amazing and very couple-specific including the story of how they met and fell in love and the things they love about each other. Judy is a polished public speaker and delivers each wedding ceremony with grace and confidence. If you are looking for an amazing ceremony and officiant, hire Judy!