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Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson is a licensed and ordained wedding officiant and pre-marriage coach working with couples throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has more than 35 years of experience in working with couples to create ceremonies that is exceptional, personal, and memorable. You may be religious or non-religious. Rev. Frank believes that your ceremony is all about who you are as a couple. He also offers pre-marriage coaching that is easy and fun to complete and qualifies for a $75 discount on Minnesota marriage licenses. Rev. Frank always goes the extra mile to create one-of-a-kind ceremonies and lead the ceremony with warmth, joy, and eloquence. Couples say…

- I'm not sure if other brides get so many compliments on their ceremonies, but it is ALL anyone could talk about at the reception.

- Wow! Hiring Rev. Frank was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding and marriage. He is a true professional – tending to each client with interest, care and excitement.Frank played a huge role in making the day and the ceremony so special.

- We have been to many weddings in the Twin Cities and we can honestly say that no one will do a better, more custom, beautiful ceremony than him! FIVE STARS!

- To say this was an AMAZING experience would be an understatement. We had so many people tell us it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever attended.

This thank you note from a bride arrived in the mail after the wedding: You did a tremendous job and we couldn't think of a more fun way to have a rehearsal. We received so many compliments all night on your ceremony. We couldn't have asked for it to go any better. Your blend of religion, love and humor was absolutely perfect. Thanks so much!!!

And this Christmas note is from a groom: We loved every little touch you did to make the ceremony amazing. We loved every second of it and could not be happier with having you marry us! We also want to thank you for the marriage counseling! We feel the time we spent with you prepared us for the amazing journey of marriage. Wishing you a joyful holiday and a Merry Christmas!

Please contact Rev. Frank directly to find a time to meet for coffee and to explore the possibility of working together.

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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
Premarital Counseling

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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Reviews of Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson

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Sydni S. Sent on 07/26/2021
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Very helpful and friendly! Highly recommend!

We had Rev. Frank for our wedding on June 11th. He was absolutely amazing! He is so friendly, helpful, and always quick to respond. He made our day run perfectly!
Matthew A. Sent on 07/05/2021
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Truly Fantastic Experience!

My wife and I were recently married and couldn't have had a more positive experience with Reverend Frank as our officiant. From the moment we met him, we felt truly comfortable that our wedding ceremony was in the best of hands. Despite not knowing Reverend Frank prior to our engagement, we were able to easily come to know him over the course of our wedding prep sessions, which certainly helped the ceremony itself feel even more intimate. We couldn't recommend him more highly!
Mary B. Sent on 01/05/2020
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Personal and professional

Frank worked with us from the beginning. He encouraged us to get to know each other more. He guided us through a beautiful and simple ceremony, and was instrumental in keeping us all on track.
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Rev. Frank Nelson has a beautiful way of personally connecting with the couples that are planning weddings. Throughout the planning process he gets to know the couples he is marrying. On the day of the rehearsal and the wedding he is totally devoted to guiding everyone to understand their role. He doesn't crowd other weddings into one day. He truly 'devotes' and focuses himself on the wedding he is performing. 'Calm', 'confident' and 'caring' describes Rev. Nelson. He is comfortable in any situation. I have interacted with him in a variety of settings including an outdoor vineyard wedding, a park, as well as many classy venues. The ceremonies he conducts are thoughtful and heartfelt. He has a gift for connecting with people including other wedding professionals such as myself, the wedding party, the guests, and most importantly...the wedding couple. Those who experience Rev. Nelson's weddings are truly blessed.


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