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Welcome to Authentic Weddings! We are proud to be a women and veteran-owned business, committed to serving all couples with love and inclusivity. At our heart, we celebrate diversity and are proud to be LGBT-friendly. Our mission is to create a warm and accepting atmosphere where every love story can shine brightly. With our extensive experience and attention to detail, we will go above and beyond to make your special day truly exceptional. From crafting custom vows to providing unlimited access for consultations, we are dedicated to making your ceremony as unique as your love. We are based in Chattanooga, TN, and happily serve couples in Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Georgia, and other local areas. Let us join you on this beautiful journey, as together we create memories that will last a lifetime.

Services Offered

Authentic Weddings is prepared to guide you through your entire journey, from premarital counseling to the day-of ceremony. With a team of five officiants, in addition to standard ceremonies, we offer:

  • Handfasting

  • Unity Candles

  • Sand Ceremony

  • Other Special Ceremonies

Authentic Weddings also shares sample ceremonies, writes custom ceremonies and vows, and does everything we can to make your day as special as you hope it will be. Our goal is your perfect day with Weddings Your Way!


Based in Chattanooga, our officiants are happy to travel to destinations throughout Tennessee and surrounding areas including Knoxville, Gatlingburg, Sevierville, Nashville, Cleveland, Tellico Village, Soddy Daisy, Hixson, Dayton, East Brainard, Ooltewah, and Colledage, as well as some areas of Georgia.


After your big day, Authentic Weddings will either mail your wedding certificate to you via regular postal mail for free, or priority mail with tracking for $25.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$275

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$275

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$125

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of Authentic Weddings

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Debbie from Authentic Weddings is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for her officiant services at weddings. She is praised for her professionalism, timely communication, and the beautiful vows she writes. Reviewers appreciate Debbie's flexibility and willingness to accommodate their specific vision for the ceremony. She is described as kind, supportive, and helpful, and her affordable pricing is also mentioned positively. Overall, reviewers were extremely satisfied with Debbie's services and highly recommend her for weddings.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Debbie from Authentic Weddings is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for her officiant services at weddings. She is praised for her professionalism, timely communication, and the beautiful vows she writes. Reviewers appreciate Debbie's flexibility and willingness to accommodate their specific vision for the ceremony. She is described as kind, supportive, and helpful, and her affordable pricing is also mentioned positively. Overall, reviewers were extremely satisfied with Debbie's services and highly recommend her for weddings.

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Christina C. Sent on 10/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Smoky Mountain Wedding

We worked with Debbie for a few months to put together our ceremony in The Smoky Mountains. She was SO easy to work with and listened to our every need/want for what our ceremony consisted of. I would highly recommend Debbie as she’s so personable and so easy to talk with. I feel like I’ve known her for forever and she truly made our ceremony the absolute best it could be!
Matt
Matt Sent on 05/22/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Authentic Weddings 02/23/24

Deb was great in helping us tie this whole thing together. Her professionalism and etiquette is amazing. We chose for her to be Not very formal, and cut out the religious aspects and she respectfully did so. Her script and readings were fantastic and no one had trouble being able to understand her.
Thanks for an awesome ceremony Debbie!
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Amy P. Sent on 02/19/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

We wanted a simple, sweet ceremony with the just the two of us and Debbie did everything to make it perfect. She contacted me immediately after my inquiry and kept in constant contact to give us a beautiful memory!
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Debbie  George
Debbie George
Owner - Wedding Officiant

Authenticity is my passion! My most sincere desire is for you to have the wedding that feels most authentic to your hearts. Whether it be formal, theme, silly, or destination...this day is about the two of you.

This is your day, and I work with you to make it everything you have been hoping for. Officiating your wedding is just one way to celebrate life with you on your special day, and encourage you to live your best life!

I truly love helping people in their journey for all things authentic.


My background as an ordained minister includes over 20 years experience in hosting retreats and speaking...teaching groups and individuals how to move in their gifts and motivating them to let their light shine in the world.

I love to share wisdom, humor, and encouragement with every person I meet. One of my greatest joys is helping you see how amazing and unique you are, and encouraging you to live your most authentic life. No matter where you are on that journey, I can speak your language and help you on your way.


Living my authentic life includes reading, riding motorcycles, going to the beach (my happy place), enjoying funky coffee shops, playing chess and dice games with friends, playing guitar and drums, singing, binge watching Netflix, lounging with my four chihuahuas and spending time with my spouse and enjoying life.

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