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I officiate non-denominational, interfaith, cross-cultural and same sex wedding ceremonies.

Ordained 20+ years, I’ve met hundreds of good, funny, wonderful couples. I’ve officiated wedding ceremonies as diverse as Muslim/Hindu, Muslim/Jewish, Christian/Atheist.

I’ve seen a pot-bellied pig as a ring bearer and a bride’s cousin belly dance with a sword balanced on her head as she presented the rings!

I’m not going to say that I’ve seen it all, but I’ve witnessed a lot. And I’ve loved it all!

I believe that in a wedding, a couple invites family and friends to celebrate the great good they have found in each other — and bear witness as they pledge to continue to create a life-giving life together. Folks put aside the messiness of daily life and remember what really matters — love, loyalty, family, friends. This is what I help a couple celebrate. . .

I don’t have pre-printed ceremonies as I work with a couple to create a ceremony that reflects them. Five years after your wedding no one will remember what I said, but they’ll remember the tone and feeling of it all.

Many couples who come to me desire a ceremony that honors the sacredness of what they’re doing without it being religious or denominational. “Sacred” (not “stuffy”) in the sense that when you give your word to another, that giving is bigger than the two of you.

Your life together began the first moment you met. Your wedding is an oasis along your journey— celebrating the life you’ve created and honoring the life you’re committed to creating.

My hope is that your ceremony provides a touchstone for your life together.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$450

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

$100

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Buddhist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of JPR Weddings

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Emily J. Sent on 09/25/2023
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Incredible ceremony!!

JP gave us the ceremony of our dreams! He is kind and personable, and we really felt like he added a personal touch. Our guests without exception commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and that was largely down to JP. We can’t thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone who is getting married!
Sandy
Sandy T. Sent on 11/15/2022
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Amazing, Professional, Delight

JP was amazing from the beginning of our journey up to the wedding day at Terranea. My husband and I met JP 2 years ago since our wedding was postponed twice due to the pandemic. He was always there and ready to meet with us virtually with any questions we had. He has a ton of knowledge and very friendly.
The whole ceremony turned out beyond our wildest dreams. To this day, we still cannot believe how beautiful the entire process was. Every little detail from JP's heartfelt words to the calming vibes he provided was better than we could have ever imagined. With how anxious we both were for the day, he definitely played an essential role in helping us just enjoy the day together. An extra thanks to you for making our dream wedding a reality and a day to never forget.
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Amy H. Sent on 08/05/2022
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The Perfect Officiant!

JP is the perfect officiant. He made our wedding so memorable! So many of our guests complimented about our ceremony and how beautiful it was. He is so friendly, organized, and professional. He has a kind, but clear and confident voice. We had a couple of Zoom meetings throughout the whole wedding planning process to go over the what we had envisioned for our wedding and the logistics of each step. JP was able to walk us through each step and was receptive of our interest in a dove release for our unity ceremony and also to add in parent appreciation as it was important to us. Everything was clearly planned out so that it went very smoothly, we did not have to think or stress too much, and our photographer was able to capture each moment clearly. We’re so happy to have had JP be part of our special day! If anyone is looking for an officiant, check out JP!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination Wedding Planners

JP is a great officiant, classy & always professional. My couples always love their ceremony and JP gives that feeling to guests that he has known the couple for years.

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