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Samantha McGovern is a wedding officiant and wedding photographer in romantic and historic New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been providing officiant and photography services to happy couples just like you since 2002!

Samantha McGovern has years of wedding experience that provide her with insights into the New Orleans wedding scene and its traditions and opportunities. She will help you with all of your questions, and offer advice on what New Orleans has to offer so that you can make the most of your wedding experience — and make your wedding vision a reality.

Samantha McGovern specializes in elopements and small weddings in a variety of offsite outdoor and indoor locations. She also offers her services for any size or style of wedding.

Services Offered

Samantha McGovern is a state licensed officiant and an ordained minister. She provides standard and customized wedding ceremonies and vows, and photography services. She has packages to suit every budget, and offers civil, non-religious, religious, and interfaith wedding ceremonies, as well as rehearsals and vow renewals.

Samantha McGovern will help you make your wedding planning process as stress-free and easy as possible, with sample vows and ceremonies available, marriage license information, wedding and reception venue ideas, advice on any of your questions, and even an online scheduler to assist you in checking her availability and booking your special date: www.RomanceInNewOrleans.acuityscheduling.com.

Samantha McGovern welcomes “All Loving Couples” (LGBTQ Friendly!)

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$195

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$195

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$199

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AR
CA
LA
MS
TN
TX

What languages do you speak?

English
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Samantha is highly recommended as a wedding officiant and photographer. She is praised for her professionalism, helpfulness, and ability to make couples feel comfortable. Reviewers were impressed with her ceremony preparation, personalized vows, and beautiful photos. Samantha's flexibility and expertise in navigating the wedding process were also appreciated. Overall, she provided a memorable and enjoyable wedding experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Samantha is highly recommended as a wedding officiant and photographer. She is praised for her professionalism, helpfulness, and ability to make couples feel comfortable. Reviewers were impressed with her ceremony preparation, personalized vows, and beautiful photos. Samantha's flexibility and expertise in navigating the wedding process were also appreciated. Overall, she provided a memorable and enjoyable wedding experience.

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Jma Sent on 01/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Big easy elopement!

Thank you so much for performing our ceremony! You were the absolute best and we appreciate you working with us on such short notice! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this one of the best days of our lives! We felt like we had known you forever! Gracias amiga!!!
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn C. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Straight forward, knowledgeable, professional and authentic.

My husband and I are happy we went with Samantha as our wedding officiant and photographer. The thought of planning and having a wedding was nerve wracking for me. I wanted a simple and sweet ceremony. Samantha had prepared the perfect vows for us. I was also l worried my photos would look awkward and too posed. Samantha’s genuine personality made me feel at ease throughout the time we spent with her and the photo session was more fun than I anticipated and the photos came out great, I couldn’t wait to proudly show them to my friends and family. Everyone was very impressed. We won’t ever forget our elopement day and we will cherish our photos forever.
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Amy A. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Ceremony

Samantha is a warm and caring person. Exactly the type you want to deliver your vowels on your special day couldn’t have been happier!
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