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The Modern Officiant is an officiant service based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in non-traditional and LGBTQ+ weddings. As a wife, mother, and member of the LGBTQ+ community, owner Jemelle Wooten understands that everyday life can come with many challenges. She therefore endeavors to help all couples feel wholly loved and supported through their wedding experiences. Jemelle creates heartfelt, uniquely beautiful ceremonies, and she takes time to get to know each couple and craft a script that speaks to them. She will happily incorporate any traditions and rituals that clients desire into their ceremonies.

Services Offered
The Modern Officiant presides over a variety of ceremony types, including civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, single religion, and vow renewals. Jemelle specializes in non-traditional and LGBTQ+ weddings, though she gladly officiates for any couple. All lovebirds are provided with customized vows, as well as the option of counseling services.

  • Black-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$375

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$200

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$50

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Earth-Based
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
GA
SC
TN

What languages do you speak?

English
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Jamie
Jamie J. Married on 06/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Go with Jemelle, you won't regret it!

From the moment we met with Jemelle, we knew that she was the perfect officiant for us. As an LGBTQIA+ couple, navigating a heteronormative wedding industry had us defeated at times, especially when we were looking for an officiant. Jemelle was instantly welcoming and we loved talking with her! She's professional, answered our million questions, and was extremely helpful. Our ceremony was perfectly tailored towards us and so many of our guests made sure to go out of the way tell us just how incredible she was (which we already knew, but that was good to hear)! We would recommend her and her services to anyone, but especially if you're a queer couple. Thank you, Jemelle!
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Deborah L. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jemelle Wooten; the Modern Officiant was amazing!

We were seeking an officiant who would accommodate both Christian and Buddhist beliefs into our ceremony. We also wanted someone who brought creative and diverse thinking to our vows. Jemelle was everything we'd hoped for. By the end of the wedding and celebration, we felt like we were family. She made every moment of our celebration perfect; we felt so special...like she knew our hearts.
Tamalyn
Tamalyn A. Married on 10/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Jemelle was the perfect choice for our wedding!

Jemelle was phenomenal, arrived early and fit right in with our family - hanging out and relaxing pre-ceremony. Everyone commented later how great it was to meet Jemelle. The questions asked of my fiance and I beforehand served to create the perfect, tailored ceremony with very personal nods to our lives together thus far. It made our whole day so sweet and romantic, and really set the tone for the rest of the night. I would recommend Jemelle to ANYONE looking for a more personalized wedding ceremony lead by a soul that radiates kindness, acceptance and love.
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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.

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