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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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.
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!
Shiori · Married on 10/07/2018
Caring Officiant for Any Wedding
Rev. Frank was a final piece to our wedding puzzle. We met at a cafe for the first time, and we knew right away he was the right one. He worked to incorporate our different cultures respectfully into our wedding, and he was very open to our requests and had many great ideas himself. We received many compliments on our ceremony and his warm personality, as well as his ability to engage people in the event. We truly appreciated him as an officiant, and we highly recommend him to anyone!!
Molly · Married on 09/29/2018
We were married on September 29th, 2018 up north in Minnesota. We met with Rev. Frank last spring and immediately felt comfortable and understood how organized Rev. Frank was. Prior to our wedding, we completed the Talk Points marriage counseling course. My Husband and I have been together for a long time and yet this course was able to get us to discuss things we hadn't talked about before. We learned new things about each other and had difficult conversations with one another that we may not have otherwise had that inevitably drew us closer to one another. We both think we garnered a great benefit and we are appreciative of the guidance the course offered to develop such honest conversations between us. Rev. Frank led our ceremony rehearsal and made a point to meet everyone present so that on our wedding day, everyone was excited and assured of what their role was.
Using Reverend Frank as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Our ceremony was personable and heartfelt. Reverend Frank was engaging and funny. He presented us with an outline and worked with us to create a program that expressed everything we wished for. He played off of my husband and I's humor and made the ceremony to reflect our personalities-- including a reading dedicated to our dog! We were not the only ones who were very impressed; the rest of the night our guests raved about how wonderful our ceremony was and how great Reverend Frank is. He made the entire ceremony feel warm, even on a cool, snowy Minnesota day.
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.