The Modern Officiant is a wedding officiant service based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in servicing LGBTQ+ and nontraditional weddings. As a wife, mother, and member of the LGBTQ+ community, owner Jemelle Wooten understands that everyday life comes with many challenges, and so she endeavors to help all couples feel wholly loved and supported through their wedding ceremony. Jemelle endeavors to create heartfelt, uniquely beautiful ceremonies, and she takes extensive time to get to know each couple to craft a ceremony that speaks to them. In order to make ceremonies feel personalized as possible, Jemelle happily incorporates any traditions and rituals that the couple desires into their ceremony.
The Modern Officiant services a variety of wedding ceremony types, including civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. Jemelle specializes in LGBTQ+ and non-traditional ceremonies, though she gladly officiates ceremonies for any couple. All couples are provided with customized vows, as well as the option of counseling services.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Peter · Married on 01/12/2017
We can't recommend Jemelle enough! She was wonderful. My husband and I were looking for someone who could perform our ceremony on pretty short notice. We had been searching for the right person for a while. As a gay couple, it was very important to us to find an officiant with whom we were comfortable with and we felt we had a connection with. Jemelle responded to my email request almost immediately and after a short telephone conversation, we knew we had found the right person. And boy were we right. Our ceremony was poignant and perfect for us. Jemelle managed to capture our story perfectly. She has a beautiful spirit and that was evident from the start.Sent on 01/13/2017
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Ren Long · Married on 02/23/2019
A wonderful experience!
Jemelle is an incredible officiant. It was important to us to find someone who was LGBTQ+ friendly, who would be able to represent us with a ceremony that would reflect our (not-very-religious) views, and not be alienating to our (varied religions) family. My husband & I spoke with Jemelle on the phone & I knew she was exactly what we were looking for! We explained the sort of ceremony we were hoping for, and she truly delivered!! It was beautiful and moving! So many people came up to me after the wedding to say how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and specifically how much they enjoyed what Jemelle said. Most people just go "Oh what a lovely ceremony" but people were like "Where'd you find that officiant? Everything she said was so beautiful! What a joy!" Also, we didn't get a chance to meet with her before the rehearsal, but she immediately put us at ease. It really was wonderful working with her.Sent on 04/17/2019
I could gush forever and honestly, I can't recommend The Modern Officiant highly enough! She really helped make our wedding a beautiful experience.
Elizabeth · Married on 11/10/2018
Perfect Wedding Officiant!
We absolutely loved working with Jemelle for our wedding!! First of all, she was so supportive and responsive throughout the entire wedding process. Literally from the moment we contacted her, she always got back to us so promptly and always had great answers. The questionnaire was so helpful for us in writing our vows and in thinking about our relationship in preparing for our wedding. She was always quick to answer and follow up with us.Sent on 11/20/2018
The ceremony was so wonderful and professional. Jemelle crafted our ceremony perfectly. We were very particular that we wanted a very personal and non-religious ceremony and Jemelle absolutely delivered. We got so many compliments on our ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the place.
After the wedding, Jemelle quickly sent in our wedding certificate, even sending us a confirmation with the tracking number! She then helped me figure out how to get a copy of our filed certificate quickly from the courthouse.
She was so helpful and we couldn't recommend her more. Our ceremony was so wonderful and we couldn't have imagined a better day.
I highly recommend The Modern Officiant to all of my clients. She writes and performs the most beautiful intimate ceremonies. I have seen her bring her clients to tears with the way she crafts ceremonies. Jemelle puts her clients at ease with her calming demeanor and gives her clients a beautiful day to remember.