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Larry James is an ordained Wedding Officiant (non-denominational) and has been a full-time professional speaker, author and relationship coach since 1987.

Larry James is listed on the "Preferred Vendors" list of many of the Greater Phoenix area's finest resorts and wedding venues! He is one of the busiest, most creative and unique wedding officiants in the Greater Phoenix area. He was recently voted "Best Officiant" in the Greater Phoenix area by the Wedding Chronicle's 2007, 2008 & 2009 Readers Poll. I have performed more than 1,100 wedding ceremonies in AZ and beyond.

If you are looking for a customized, "romantic" wedding ceremony (or "Commitment" ceremony) with some refreshing words that will capture the attention of your guests; one that is truly different from the ordinary, traditional wedding ceremony, you've come to the right place. Your wedding is your very romantic day! We want to help you create a day uniquely your own and make it a memorable event.

LoveNote. . . We just wanted to thank you for performing the ceremony at our wedding. It was perfect; exactly what we wanted. Finding the right minister is the one thing both of us were most worried about when planning the wedding. But you were great and our families loved the ceremony as well. So thank you so much for being part of our wedding day. - Amy & Dwight Sutherland - Visit the Sutherland Photo Gallery!

You are encouraged to book Larry James for your wedding as far in advance as possible. You need to know that the weather is terrific in March & April and October & November in the Greater Phoenix area and they are four of the busiest months for Larry James at that time of the year so call soon. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure the time and date.

LoveNote. . . We just wanted to thank you for performing our ceremony. Wow! What fun we had! We have had so many comments about how "fun" it was. It was definitely not your typical wedding! Thank you for helping make our special day... extra special! We knew from the moment we met you, that you were an awesome guy!!! Thank you!" - Gina & Steve Murdough - Visit the Murdough Photo Gallery!

We will help you make your wedding experience everything you want it to be. Your ceremony will be uniquely yours; custom designed with romantic elegance and impeccable attention to detail; one that will be a cherished memory for a lifetime.

LoveNote. . . Thank you again for officiating our ceremony. I loved the flexibility you gave to us in what we wanted to say. Brent and I found it was a great combination of spiritual and traditional sentiments, with a splash of humor! The photographer said it was one of the smoothest ceremonies he's seen... and he's seen a lot! Even some of the minor hiccups were endearing.

You did a great job, You were on time, organized, and patient. The sand ceremony turned out better than expected. (the sand in the glass jar is evenly distributed... thanks to you turning it around). Your ceremony was romantic and delivered in such a way that was clearly heard by all. Having you celebrate with us at our wedding was a true delight!" - Amanda & Brent Vermilion - Visit the Vermilion Photo Gallery!

Get Married in a Tropical Paradise! If the lure of a tropical paradise with an exotic "resort" feeling sounds good to you; if you desire a romantic, intimate ceremony on the beach with the sounds of the ocean, consider having your wedding ceremony in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point). Rocky Point is located on the Sea of Cortez in the State of Sonora, Mexico. Larry James regularly performs "romantic" beach wedding ceremonies in Rocky Point!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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


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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Maria H. Sent on 03/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Love Wins 2020

Larry is kind and encouraging. The words he spoke at our wedding ceremony were beautiful and they touched my heart and soul. His love and passion for what he does is evident.
Megan L. Sent on 10/22/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Ceremony!

Larry James was our officiant for our wedding. His words were absolutely beautiful and our guests loved every minute. We received so many compliments about the message his words carried. Not only was our ceremony beautiful, but Larry James is truly a kind and wonderful man to talk to as well! I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a unique and beautiful wedding ceremony!
Jocelyn O. Sent on 03/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect officiant for our wedding

Larry was the officiant for my daughters wedding and when it was time for my wedding I knew right away I wanted to hire Larry. He is all about love and his ceremony is beautiful. I didn't want a religious ceremony and he was perfectly ok with changing the ceremony. He is super easy to work with & professional but at the same time he knows when to keep it light and roll with the little spontaneous moments that happen during the ceremony that makes it unique and feel like it is 100% yours. Highly recommend Larry.
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Larry is a class act all the way around. He's a wedding officiant that truly loves what he does and works hard to make his ceremonies touching, funny, and memorable. You can rest easy if you've hired Larry to do your wedding!

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Larry knows how to connect with brides and grooms like no other. His professionalism mixed with his fun and energetic side will be sure to make your ceremony memorable and wonderful. Larry knows how to mix up his style to fit your specific wishes and show the special love between each couple he works with. We highly recommend his services to all our brides and grooms!

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