About JR's Weddings
Welcome to JR's Weddings! Congratulations!
I am thrilled to be working with couples in this beautiful and exciting time in life. I believe your ceremony should represent you and your style. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN MY ABILITY TO GET TO KNOW YOU AS A COUPLE AND CAPTURE YOUR LOVE STORY! I look forward to the opportunity to customize a unique ceremony for you.
"Where there is love, there is life"-Mahatma Ghandi
I graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Theatre. After a 12 year residency in Los Angeles, California working as a professional actor and musician (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638338/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1), I am back home in the beautiful Texas hill country with my wonderful wife and daughter. In addition to officiating, I teach music at an elementary / middle school in Austin.
HOW I BEGAN OFFICIATING WEDDINGS:
I began playing classical guitar for wedding ceremonies, as well as the Banjo and Mandolin with an Irish Folk Rock Band for wedding receptions. I started to notice how weddings are changing from the less traditional into a unique and personalized event. What drew me into the officiating side was the idea of getting to know a couple's love story and finding a way to tell it so that it truly represents them. My specialty is working with the couple to customize a ceremony together. I love meeting new people, and enjoy speaking in front of people. This is the one time I get to do that and its not about me at all, its all about you and that is very rewarding and fulfilling for me--to be a part of uniting two people who love each other. I have always believed that I was put on this earth to make people smile and facilitate happiness, and officiating allows me to do that with every ceremony!
MY SERVICE BREAKDOWN:
I charge $395 to officiate. An additional $80 for a rehearsal. (Additional travel fees apply for weddings in Fredericksburg and other outlying locations)
As a professional musician, I have the ability to offer discounted prices for live music when hired as your officiant. Whether you're looking for Classical/Spanish guitar while your guests are arriving, an upbeat folk rock song about love that all your friends know, or something completely obscure that you and yours call "your song". I will learn songs hand picked by the bride and groom to play live for your ceremony, while saving you the hassle and money of hiring another musician!
I begin booking spring / summer weddings in January.
I begin booking fall / winter weddings in August.
Categories: Wedding Musician, Wedding Officiant