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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Erin · Married on 12/09/2017
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. We could not have imagined a better person to work with.Sent on 12/18/2017
Frank is a delight and very easy to talk to during the pre-marital sessions! He is deeply interested in getting to know couples, he has a great sense of humor, and he has the wisdom that can only come from a long marriage and family of his own. We completely trusted him from the beginning and our sessions with him were some of our favorite moments of wedding planning.
Frank has his own marriage curriculum that he has developed to facilitate conversations about lots of important marital topics. We completed all the workbook materials and conversations on our own, but brought them back to talk through with Frank –and to address certain sticky issues.
He then took our answers and he wrote our ceremony and our vows. This was a major relief to have someone with the skills to do this for us. He did multiple drafts and always paid great attention-to-detail, asking relevant questions to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.
Throughout the entire wedding weekend, Frank was a joy to have around. Not only is he interested in the couple, but he really likes to get to know your extended family. 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. People commented that it seemed he had known us for years (I credit his interest in really investing his time and care into getting to know the couple and family) and several guests we didn't even know that well had told us they were in tears multiple times!
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!
Lauren Lyle · Married on 07/27/2019
A Beautiful Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony
We had a great experience working with Rev. Frank as our officiant. Frank was recommended to us by a pastor at my husband’s childhood church, and we are so glad we got this recommendation. Frank met with us at a coffee shop in order to get to know us personally, and it really showed in the ceremony draft he put together. He also made it easy for us planning a wedding out of town by being very responsive through email. He created a few different drafts for us based on our comments and feedback and by the end we had a ceremony that felt very personal and heartfelt. He also did a great job running the wedding rehearsal and making sure the bridal party and ushers knew exactly what to do on the big day. In the end we had a ton of positive comments from family and friends about how wonderful the ceremony was. A few aunts and uncles mentioned that it made them reflect back on their own marriages and vows. We highly recommend Rev. Frank!Sent on 08/14/2019
Kirstin Sinner · Married on 11/10/2018
All I can say is WOW!
My husband and I were married by Reverend Frank during late fall 2018. We both grew up in faithful, Christian homes, but between our several moves in a short period of time due to college and graduation, we had not found a church of our own, and were left without an obvious choice for an officiant for our wedding. We found Reverend Frank via an online search, and by our first meeting together we knew that we wanted to have him officiate our wedding and counsel us premaritally.Sent on 08/04/2019
Reverend Frank is very accommodating to whatever your ceremony wishes are, and it is something that you will spend time discussing prior to your ceremony. He is very detail oriented and so genuinely caring; it was very clear that he wanted us to love the ceremony and play a role in its design. Every detail was crafted and reviewed to ensure the ceremony reflected our personalities and desires. We felt completely comfortable suggesting new and different ideas to Reverend Frank, and never once felt they were unwelcome.
We chose to have a ceremony rooted in Christian faith, but we had some non-traditional elements as well - particularly when it come to the readings and music. Reverend Frank did such an amazing job, and we had many compliments on his officiating after the ceremony. It truly felt like we had known him and worked with him for so much longer than just a few months!
He also offers premarital counseling, which I would highly recommend as well. The formatting of the premarital counseling is such that you work individually, with your fiancé, and also as a group of the two of you with Reverend Frank. We found ourselves cherishing the time we spent together on our counseling, and it was an effective method to discuss our hopes, excitements, and fears, all with Reverend Frank’s guidance.
All in all, Reverend Frank officiated a very lovely ceremony for us. He prepared us for our wedding day, and also many years to come. Reverend Frank was one of the top highlights of our wedding, and made us feel so special. I highly recommend him - you will not be disappointed!
-Brett and Kirstin Sinner
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.