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.
100 Reviews for The Modern Officiant
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Sarah Knapp · Married on 01/25/2020
Devoted, thoughtful, and caring Officiant
Jemelle truly is a wonderful person. We chose her as our officiant for our wedding. We were drawn to her warmth and optimism when we had first interviewed her over the phone. We had a slightly unusual request in that we had asked for her to marry us legally a few days before the official wedding (we wanted a certain date as our legal wedding date). Jemelle accommodated us without an additional charge or hesitation.Sent on 02/01/2020
Jemelle provided a beautiful service. We had several family members tell us what an amazing job she did. We felt like we had known her all our lives by how she treated us during the ceremony. We were obviously emotional, but she was our rock. We had a last minute change where we had incorporated in a handfasting, and Jemelle happily made the change. She was sweet, thoughtful, and I can't think of enough good things to say about her. She was truly a gift, and I can't thank her enough for marrying us. I highly recommend her.
The Modern Officiant's reply:Thank you for this wonderful review, Sarah! Working with you and Nick was such a pleasure. It was refreshing to have a couple who knew how they wanted their love reflected in their ceremony. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting your very supportive family and friends, and I am so thankful to have been chosen to be a part of your day!
Orin Thompson · Married on 10/10/2019
Completed our vision
Jemelle did an amazing job at our wedding. She was professional, friendly, warm and compassionate. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!Sent on 02/01/2020
Ayannah · Married on 10/06/2019
A Master of Her Craft!
I contacted Jemelle after reading all her exemplary reviews and it left me excited and anxious ( in a good way) to work with her. Not being from an extremely religious background, we were looking for an officiant to craft a ceremony full of love and not religion and I’m so happy we found her. She took time getting to know us through pre-marital counseling (highly recommended!!!) and took pieces of what she learned to carefully tell the story of our magic on our big day. Our wedding was only a month ago, but we’re still getting compliments on how meaningful Jemelle made our ceremony! Her prices were extremely reasonable and she was flexible with us and our schedules throughout the entire process. If you’re looking for an amazing officiant take time to get to know you and your partner and make your ceremony memorable and meaningful, look no further!Sent on 11/08/2019
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.