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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Collin Shumate · Married on 05/26/2019
5 Star Wedding Officiant
Jemelle (Modern Officiant) was an amazing wedding officiant! My husband and I wanted an LGBTQ-specialized officiant who would be able to create a custom ceremony that highlighted our personalities and stories, as well as kept it non-religious. Jemelle met with us multiple times to craft our perfect ceremony and bring it into fruition! Many of our guests remarked on how beautiful the ceremony was. We highly recommend Jemelle for your special wedding day!Sent on 06/07/2019
Michelle · Married on 05/05/2019
From start to finish Jemelle was the best officiant we could have chosen to marry us. Jemelle made sure we got everything we wanted, and she made sure to reach out to us regularly throughout the process to answer any questions we had. I am absolutely pleased with our experience with her. She was kind and patient, and I would highly recommend her to other couples.Sent on 05/29/2019
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.
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.