Hello couples! I am Rev. Patrick Byrd. Since my Ordination in 2008 when I began joining couples in Matrimony, I committed my heart & have embraced all who have genuinely come forward to me, regardless of belief, background, family situation, or lifestyle. No couple has ever been turned away. I sincerely believe that the key elements of a successful marriage go far beyond what a couple may look like together, what they believe in, or how they live. It is the daily practice of open communication, mutual honesty, good listening, and supportive friendship with your spouse that makes a successful marriage. Life can be challenging enough with career, family, finances, and more. That committed friendship can help a couple weather the toughest of storms TOGETHER! My hope is that all couples find that in their union together, and that I can begin that journey for them on their wedding day!
Your Wedding Day is the most blessed of days! I design it your way. Ordained through the Church of Christ & Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, I provide ceremonies according to your beliefs. Simple and Short, and meaningful. I personally sit and meet with ALL couples. For those from Out of Town, SKYPE is the free video chat where we can meet face to face.
Sand or Rose ceremonies, Celtic Hand Fasting, and even a sentimental Family Promise for children of blended families, can all be part of your Wedding Ceremony experience. My Designer Package can offer these and so much more, and INCLUDES your Rehearsal at no extra charge. All venues & locations welcome! I am available for travel throughout the Southside and Peninsula Area of Hampton Roads. I do not require Premarital Counseling. FREE consultation available.
I am a professional Wedding Dj of 25 years, at many of the receptions following ceremonies I perform. Not everyone needs both our services, but for those that do, I like to offer only the best recommendations! You'll see my heart & soul is always in my work. I have an all-inclusive package for many of our clients detailed under Special Deals here who do need both services! Feel free to ask about this.
I sincerely look forward to meeting you!
Recommended by 91% of couples
Tabitha · Married on 09/18/2016
Where to start? After 10 years of being together, my fiancee and I set a date. Then, decided we wanted to get marred at the beach. I began to look around at different beaches and seen that Virginia Beach was beautiful, as well as offered the perfect place we wanted to say our vows to one another. However, it being my first time getting married, it was overwhelming, and looking at places or venues was discouraging, at first. I then begin to look for someone to do our ceremony. I found Blessings From Above Ceremonies and Services. The name alone was like a sign. However, after contacting them, Launa was quick to return my reply. She explained what services she offered, the different packages, and even gave me some idea of what I wanted, as well as where to look but I did not know it yet.
After our first phone conversation, I was excited to get started on the resources she supplied. She kept in contact with me states away and helped me whenever I needed her. The resources she provided was so helpful and I was able to get the perfect photographer, along with other services we wanted. My fiancee at the time (now husband) and I Skyped with her to meet and talk about our vows. She helped and broke everything down to where we could have the perfect ceremony for us. She was quick to get the ceremony together and send it to me for approval. She also answered all my questions in regards to being prepared to get our marriage license once we got to Virginia Beach.
She was on time, professional, sweet, caring, and we just loved her. She made everything operate smooth and successful with the ceremony. If you have second thoughts about choosing her or her husband to perform your services, give her a call, and her professionalism and compassion for what you want your perfect day to be will put your mind at ease.
I hope your Wedding Day was a great as mine.
Thank you Launa, We love ya and hope one day we will be able to have you renew our vows!
Christy · Married on 10/06/2018
Launa officiated my daughters wedding, she was amazing. Everything was set up for her vows exactly as she asked. Launa asked questions and suggestions to make the day perfect. She performed a unity ceremony with sand to signify the blending of the two families. She helped calm the bride down during all the rain and made it a perfect day.
Heather · Married on 08/08/2018
We used her for our wedding on June 30th. She is absolutely the best! So nice, thoughtful, and willing to help with whatever you need! She works with couples one on one in order to understand and create the perfect ceremony. I would recommend her to any and everyone!! :) Thank you for making our day perfect!!
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Reverend Launa Byrd is a true professional and takes the time to guide you through each step of your ceremony. She is extremely organized and her scripts are unique and beautiful. Her adaptability to any venue, scene, or situation makes her the perfect officiant for your wedding!
Rev. Launa Byrd from "A Blessing from Above Ceremonies and Services" has always been extremely organized and friendly with us and more importantly her clients. We enjoy working with her on several occasions and would recommend her company to anyone looking for an awesome officiant!
If you are looking for the perfect officiants for your ceremony, call Launa & Patrick Byrd of A Blessing From Above. In today's world of "cookie cutter" thinking, Launa & Patrick stand out. They take the time to listen and tailor your wedding ceremony to reflect your personalities so that all your guests will remember your vows. We consider ourselves to be extremely lucky because Launa & Patrick are not only "wedding industry" acquaintances, Custom Photography also photographed their wedding with a friendship of many, many years.