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About Ceremonies By Rick

Ceremonies from a Charismatic and Professional Officiant with all the personal touches.

How did I get from corporate America to wedding ceremonies?

I believe that life should be about doing what you enjoy, and not just making money.   After leaving the international business life behind in 2004, I “retired” to North Georgia to assist my wife Cyndi with her fledgling wedding venue Cavender Castle.

Over the next couple of years I observed other ministers and officiants as they conducted weddings. With a background in sales and public speaking, I was amazed at how boring most of  the ceremonies were.   And, worse than that, most officiants did nothing to personalize their ceremony for the couple they were marrying.   I knew I could do better.

So I did my homework and became an ordained a non-denominational minister.

Through that process I learned not only how to make a marriage legal, but how to make the ceremony touching, memorable, and meaningful for the couple and all theirmguests.  Most importantly I learned how to celebrate the relationship being honored at a wedding.

I started by doing a few small ceremonies at our Cavender Castle venue.   But it became crystal clear… I had finally found my passion!.

One of the skills that I am most proud of is learning how to incorporate children into my weddings in a way that makes them feel both included, and important, to both the wedding and the new family being created.

Today with almost a thousand ceremonies under my belt, I have become perhaps the busiest wedding officiants in the country. In addition to doing ceremonies at wedding venues everywhere I also conduct weddings at waterfalls, lakes, rivers, beaches, and cabins throughout the USA.

To make the planning process easy for you I have designed a special Online Ceremony Builder that provides every couple with complete control over the style, content, and wording of their ceremony.  My clients love how they can add their own personal touch into their wedding and avoid any surprises on  their wedding day!

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Regions serviced: Atlanta

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Rick was very accommodating and professional.

Profile Picture Michael, 6/21/18, 2 Reviews
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He was wonderful from the start - if you need an officiant, he’s your guy! Thank you!
P.S.: he suggested black rock mountain state park and we fell in love with it!

Profile Picture Meredith, 5/29/18, 1 Review
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Rev. Rick is absolutely incredible! Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we invisioned for our special day. He incorporated both of our personalities seemlessly. We had a unique unity ceremony, that he had never done before, but he did a lot of research beforehand and it could not have been more beautiful! I will refer Rick to any of our friends and family in the future. Thank you so much for helping to create such an unforgettable and amazing day for the two of us!

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Profile Picture Kristen, 5/26/18, 2 Reviews
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Rick really cares about the couples wants and desires and is a full time wedding officiate.

Rick does an great job! He is professional and reliable. We always recommend Ceremonies by Rick to all of our brides when in need of an officiant. You won't be disappointed with Rick!

Rev Rick is our "Go-To" officiant for our weddings all over North Georgia! Brides love his Online Ceremony Builder!

The best officiant in North Georgia! His On-Line Ceremony Builder gives our brides complete control of the style and wording of their ceremony. No surprises with Rev. Rick!


121 Cavender Castle Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533   See On Map
(706) 654-6268 (phone)