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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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.
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.
Brittany · Married on 09/29/2018
I cannot even begin to share how much love I have for Jemelle and what a genuinely perfect ceremony she created for us! We had an unfortunate incident with my father-in-law having a seizure right before the ceremony, and Jemelle was a such a comfort during the scary incident. She stayed a bit late even though she had another wedding to perform after ours and promised not to leave until we could make it official. All of our guests could feel the love and that had so much to do with the beautiful words she had to say. She really captured us and we were an out-of-town wedding that I had never actually met her. She also checked in with me the next day to make sure my father in law was ok. Luckily he is!! Her kindness and sincerely beautiful energy really did save the day. I could not recommend her services enough!Sent on 10/06/2018
The Modern Officiant's reply:
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.