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Weddings, Handfastings, Commitment Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, "Welcome to this World" ceremonies. LBGTQ friendly.

"I pronounce you married" are some of my favorite words. Providing officiant services in the Phoenix area for over 20 years, it is my privilege to offer personalized ceremonies of all types including elopements, handfastings, and full-scale weddings. I also officiate Baby Naming and other Coming of Age ceremonies.

Your special day of commitment should be one of the amazing memories. The perfect venue, the perfect food, and clothing are easy to find from the many resources online, but finding the right officiant is a little less easy. Many couples come to me not knowing what to expect or what to ask. My job as your officiant begins with our very first contact. I'm here to answer your questions and guide you through the process of creating the ceremony of your dreams. Contact me soon to be sure your date is available.

I am LBGTQ friendly and I serve all couples of all cultures and beliefs. LOVE is LOVE.

When you contact me, we find a time and location where we can comfortably get to know each other and together we create your special ceremony. We incorporate ideas you have, family or cultural traditions, and suggestions if needed. If you are looking for a heart-felt ceremony, I'm sure my past couples will agree, I'm your officiant.

My starting package includes the planning and rehearsal, if needed, for weddings in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Travel outside the area is also possible. I know my rate is lower than a lot of officiants, and I want to help you get the service you deserve at an affordable price.

After your ceremony, I capture a few photo images of the day and handle the filing of your signed marriage license.

For a commitment ceremony or vow renewal, I provide a special certificate for the day if you desire.

My services are very flexible. I serve all couples. And I offer non-religious, religious, hand-fasting and other cultural options. Let me know what works for you.

Skyping in loved ones who can not attend in person is encouraged. I encourage the creative participation of children and pets (if the venue allows the latter). Children can either participate as part of the wedding party and/or as part of a family bonding ceremony after the couple has been announced.

Do you want to add a unity ceremony, like a unity candle, sand ceremony, time-capsule box, or other special activity?

Do you have an unusual request for a location or element? Let me know.

I've been blessed to be uniting couples and celebrating love for over 20 years. Heart-felt, Creative and Professional Service.

I'd love to officiate your ceremony.

Pam

A brief video is an introduction to Rites of Celebration and a chance to see and hear me. https://youtu.be/N-T0XZUe3C4

I also conduct ceremonies for Baby Blessings and for other new starts: Coming of Age and Stepping Into Life.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$350

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$200

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50

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

$55

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Earth-Based
Lutheran
No Denomination
Pagan
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AZ
CA
CO

What languages do you speak?

English
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Pamela is highly praised by multiple reviewers for her services as a wedding officiant. Reviewers appreciated her warm and professional demeanor and found her to be very helpful in tailoring the ceremony to their individual needs. They also mentioned her flexibility, creativity, and ability to make the ceremony meaningful and memorable. Many reviewers also mentioned that Pamela went above and beyond by taking beautiful photos of the wedding and including personalized touches in the ceremony. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Pamela as a wedding officiant.

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Pamela is highly praised by multiple reviewers for her services as a wedding officiant. Reviewers appreciated her warm and professional demeanor and found her to be very helpful in tailoring the ceremony to their individual needs. They also mentioned her flexibility, creativity, and ability to make the ceremony meaningful and memorable. Many reviewers also mentioned that Pamela went above and beyond by taking beautiful photos of the wedding and including personalized touches in the ceremony. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Pamela as a wedding officiant.

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Anita W. Sent on 01/15/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Pamela was the perfect officiant for our ceremony!

We feel beyond blessed that Pamela officiated our ceremony. We met with her twice online and shared information about ourselves as individuals and as a couple. She asked insightful questions that helped her tailor our ceremony. The day of the ceremony Pamela arrived early so we could meet and talk in person. She is the perfect combination of warm, personable & professional. She calmed the anxious bride and shared beautiful thoughts about relationships with both of us. Pamela gently guided us and our family/friends through the different parts of the ceremony. She was perfectly poised and kept the mood light & beautiful throughout. We count Pamela among our blessings on our wedding day. We are so grateful we found her! ❤️
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Patrick L. Sent on 10/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Pam gave us a beautiful ceremony. She is so kind and made us feel really comfortable with the whole process. She was engaging for the audience and made our wedding ceremony unforgettable. Thanks Pam!
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Nancy P. Sent on 10/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Officiant !

Pam made our entire wedding vow renewal just perfect!! She is a wonderful person with passion and skill for being an officiant. She gave us so many ideas and was flexible with everything we wanted in the ceremony ad our location. The hand fasting was such a special, magical part of our ceremony. We will forever remember it with our ribbons hanging in our home. Pam’s price was the best we found. And the most amazing part was that Pam took wonderful pictures after in a way that a professional photographer would. We can’t thank Pam enough for our pictures and giving us the perfect ceremony.
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This is an excellent wedding vendor. We highly recommend!

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Thanks for endorsing our business Pamela, and we feel exactly the same about your service. When we show up and we see you there we know that the officiating part of the wedding service is going to go perfectly smooth! The bride can cross that off their Worry List. Its handled! Looking forward to working alongside you again soon :) Cheers, Chad Zaneis Owner - Hey, Bartender!

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