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Your ceremony, your day, your wording, your way

No Ordinary Ordained non-denominational wedding officiant is a wedding service provider who truly believes it's your ceremony, your day, your words, your way. From traditional and romantic to personal and humorous, have your wedding where you want with the words you want. It's your day, don't let finding someone to preside over it dictate your dream ceremony coming true. I work with you to create your ceremony and make it as easy, stress-free, and fun as possible.

Inter-faith ceremonies; vow renewals; wedding renewals; commitment ceremonies; goth and most other themes; actual holiday weddings; last-minute civil and quick "courthouse" ceremonies; I am up for most all of it. I've officiated weddings at private residences, museums, Bed & Breakfasts, cemeteries, parking lots, prisons, parks, wineries, historical venues, and just about everywhere else. Please visit my website for photos and more information.

I live in Bowling Green, VA, but travel anywhere your wedding takes me. I am fully authorized to officiate ceremonies in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (my main areas), but am also authorized in Pennsylvania, North & South Carolina, Florida, the Virgin Islands and most everywhere else too. E-mail, text, Skype and phone meetings are included with my services -- I do not place a limit on our communication as it is vital to get the vows and ceremony wording perfect for your day. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your wedding, please feel free to call, text, or email.

I'm a proud supporter of marriage equality and am LGBTQ wedding friendly, but I prefer to say I'm "love" friendly. Love is love - if you're happy, in love, and want to be married that's what is important to me.

 

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Regions serviced: Washington DC, Richmond

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Even though she was a few minutes late to the ceremony, we had a really positive experience with Tamara overall. We were looking for a wedding ceremony with no religion whatsoever and Tamara did a brilliant job helping us design it, sending us lots of examples and allowing us to combine them as we liked, then tweaking everything to make it perfect. Since we live out of state, she was really flexible in meeting us via Skype to get an understanding of what we were looking for.

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Full disclosure, I know this officiant from outside the wedding world, so she was an obvious choice to officiate my wedding. That being said, she made the process smooth and easy, and I could tell it would be the same for any couple. After filling out the initial questionnaire, she gave me several wording samples that fit what I was looking for. I customized a couple into one, and she gave me great feedback on how to make it flow better for the ceremony. She always has ideas if you're looking for a unique spin on tradition, and can be as professional or as laid back as fits the mood. Our ceremony had a lot of sweetness and a little humor and turned out absolutely perfect for us as a couple.

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Profile Picture Sheree, 4/28/18, 6 Reviews
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Tamara did such an amazing job with our ceremony! We loved our vows and couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out! Our wedding was tailored perfectly to our personalities and we would recommend No Ordinary Ordained to anyone!

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I highly recommend No Ordinary Ordained to all my couples. Tamara and her husband are both professional and personable and will make your ceremony extra special with personal touches. They allow photographers freedom in photographing your ceremony in an artistic manner and they truly want you to love your ceremony and feel comfortable standing in front of all your guests.

Tamara is a caring and FUN wedding professional that really knows her stuff. We always look forward to having the opportunity to work with her!

We have the privilege of knowing Tamara both professionally AND personally! She was actually our very own officiant, so we know how much time and effort she puts into getting to know her clients and personalizing vows that are so very meaningful... On a professional level, we've also photographed weddings that Tamara officiated... So, we've had the opportunity to see the same level of personal care, that she gave to us, given to other wedding couples on their very special days...

Being a wedding planner, I'm in a unique situation, as I get to work with vendors from all over the area. I've had the great fortune of working with Tamara Riley of No Ordinary Ordained on several weddings. She listens to the needs of each couple, helping them to craft a ceremony unique to them. She also has a way of making everyone feel at ease as to what the lies ahead of them. Tamara is very comfortable to work with and always adds a bit of humor to the day.

As a wedding planner, I would highly recommend Tamara's services to any bride. She is friendly, easy to talk to and listens to your ideas. She will design a ceremony that is perfect for your spiritual needs. She is very professional and she is great at making nervous brides and grooms feel at ease. Tamara is my go to officiant for all my weddings.

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