Hello and congratulations! I'm Alex Cheek, a wedding officiant based out of Pinnacle, North Carolina. I've officiated at nearly a thousand marriage ceremonies since 1994, so I have plenty of experience in what makes an enjoyable ceremony. Though I'm an ordained Christian minister I perform both non-religious and religious weddings. Individuals with "ordinations" obtained over the internet cannot legally perform marriages in North Carolina and Virginia, so check your officiant's credentials! I aim to please every one of my clients, ensuring that from the first correspondence that you have a wedding officiant who is dedicated to making certain you have exactly the kind of custom-written ceremony you desire. I've been a part of weddings of every kind imaginable, always ensuring the ceremony is both memorable and enjoyable for everyone there! Whether you have three people at your wedding or three hundred, you'll receive my full attention and care.
I have "run" countless rehearsals, and would be happy to assist you with that if you desire. Having spent years working in radio, I have a voice folks enjoy hearing, and one that never needs a microphone to be heard. My writing skills have always been praised for custom crafting ceremonies to fit the exact needs of the moment, and the precise wishes of my clients. Also, I've spent time acting on the stage, so I know a bit about how to deliver my "lines" with style and grace without upstaging the two real stars of the show--the couple getting married! You can watch me speak on a variety of wedding topics at my YouTube channel "Ceremonies By Alex." I regularly perform weddings in Spanish, and have performed portions of ceremonies in nine other languages.
I'm a firm believer in the KISS principle; keeping things simple is best, and I want the focus to be on the two people getting married. Having more "stuff" in your wedding is not going to make it that much better--you can't double your wedding budget and expect it will be twice as wonderful or twice as romantic, or that you will be twice as happy or (most importantly) that your marriage will be twice as good.
244 Reviews for Ceremonies by Alex
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alexa T. · Married on 01/30/2021
We're Still Talking About Our Ceremony
That's right – Of all the amazing parts of our special day, Alex and our ceremony itself is the thing that continues to come up in conversation. Hiring Alex was the best decision we made during our wedding planning. We waited 10-years to get married, and really wanted our ceremony to be special and memorable which we accomplished with Alex's help. He was able to help us create a custom ceremony that was personal, intimate and engaging for everyone in attendance not just me and my husband. We had a small COVID wedding (think 12 guests), and Alex helped us make our ceremony special by incorporating everyone in some way. He's funny, well-spoken, and calming aka everything you want and need on your wedding day (and throughout planning). 10/10 would recommend to all of my family and friends.Sent on 02/24/2021
Dan O. · Getting married on 01/06/2022
Wonderful Ceremony by Alex!
Alex and his family were kind enough to host our wedding at his family home in the later stages of the COIV-19 pandemic.
He gave us various options from which to choose from.
The wedding, although planned to be very informal, was enhanced by the grace and elegance not only afforded by the well-written verses but also by the kindness displayed by Alex and his family.Sent on 06/28/2020
Wendi R. · Getting married on 11/27/2021
Amazing!!! Amazing!!! Amazing!!!
Alex is phenomenal! An initial phone consult told me that he would be the best by far, and even though our situation took a strange turn in events... he was accommodating and professional, and totally just an all around fantastic person. His guidance, enthusiasm, well rounded knowledge, and passion for this profession, makes him a #1 choice hands down!!Sent on 02/08/2021