Weddings As You Wish

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About Weddings As You Wish

I am a Christian Wedding Minister, performing traditional and unique marriage ceremonies throughout Florida, including Pensacola, Destin and Panama City.

Your wedding is a unique beginning; it's a blending of two lives. It forever stands as a marker to the commitment of each to the other and the forsaking all others. It should reflect your hopes, dreams, and personality. Your wedding should be one you've always wanted- a ceremony completely under your control. If this is your goal, I can help you achieve it.

As your officiant, (the minister who performs the ceremony), I can help you craft the words; your vows are the spoken promise of love that you make on your wedding day. I also perform the task of actually taking your words before God , your family and friends and making them public. I'm not a wedding planner. I don't provide the flowers or the candles (see resources), I provide the voice of your commitment to each other, to God and to those in attendance.

Traditionally Southern Baptist, but Non-denominational at Heart

Raised in a Southern Baptist home, I trained at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. I was licensed as a Southern Baptist minister in 1984 and ordained through the Universal Life Church in 2002.

Called to a Special Task

This is not just a job; officiating weddings is not something I do to simply make a living. I consider these weddings to be my calling, and consider myself to be God's representative in these proceedings. Therefore, while you design your ceremony to include many personal touches, the only thing I insist on is an acknowledgement of Him on some level within the ceremony. I don't mean we need a huge wedding mass with complete choir and fifteen readings from scripture, I prefer my weddings to be much, much smaller and more intimate than that, but if I am to marry you in God's name, I believe you should acknowledge Him somewhere in the ceremony, if only through prayer.

I am a registered pre-marital counselor

I am a registered instructor for the marriage preparation course in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties. If you choose to utilize this 4-hour course you are eligible for a discount on the initial marriage license fee. (See Resources). I take this pre-marital counseling seriously, so don't expect a simple rubber stamp approval, but if you would like to sit down and discuss the complexities of married life with an interested third party, I am available.

*Over 20 years experience and over 2,000 weddings performed

*Expert help in writing and/or selecting your vows

*Design a ceremony that fits your personality and the personality of your romance

*Optional pre-marital counseling available if desired

*Ask about our "week-of" elopement special!

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Taleah and Avery Thomas, June 16, 2014.
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Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alex and Kyle Wall, May 10, 2014 at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
Alexa and Daniel Robinson, August 39, 2014.
Alexa and Daniel Robinson, August 39, 2014.
Ashleigh and Jason Dunham, September 13, 2014 at the Gulf Trails Riding Stables.
Ashleigh and Jason Dunham, September 13, 2014 at the Gulf Trails Riding Stables.
Ashleigh and Jason Dunham, September 13, 2014 at the Gulf Trails Riding Stables.
Ashleigh and Jason Dunham, September 13, 2014 at the Gulf Trails Riding Stables.
Blair and Kyle Broussard, July 26, 2014.
Blair and Kyle Broussard, July 26, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Cassie and Blake Falgoust, May 31, 2014.
Brittany and Anthony Lynch
Brittany and Anthony Lynch
Christi and Rob Dee with Mia and Maren, August 4, 2014.
Christi and Rob Dee with Mia and Maren, August 4, 2014.
Dana and Brett Hunt, October 17, 2009.
Dana and Brett Hunt, October 17, 2009.
Hayley and Justin Harris, May 24, 2014.
Hayley and Justin Harris, May 24, 2014.
Heidi and Andrew Dunning, June 21, 2014 at Old Christ Church in Pensacola.
Heidi and Andrew Dunning, June 21, 2014 at Old Christ Church in Pensacola.
Heidi and Andrew Dunning, June 21, 2014 at Old Christ Church in Pensacola.
Heidi and Andrew Dunning, June 21, 2014 at Old Christ Church in Pensacola.
Heidi and Todd Jabusch, July 31, 2014.
Heidi and Todd Jabusch, July 31, 2014.
Jessica and Ryan Waters, October 3, 2014 at Grayton Beach.
Jessica and Ryan Waters, October 3, 2014 at Grayton Beach.
Lisa and Paul Kamolnick, July 26, 2014 at the Eglin Officers' Club, EAFB.
Lisa and Paul Kamolnick, July 26, 2014 at the Eglin Officers' Club, EAFB.
Melinda and Keith Borrer, July 11, 2014.
Melinda and Keith Borrer, July 11, 2014.
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Recommended by 77% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Hannah · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Don was great! We were looking for a simple ceremony at sunrise and he definitely delivered, he took care of all the details for mapping out the ceremony and gave us guidance on writing our vows. He was excellent, super fast to respond, and so easy to talk to. That morning was perfect, and I couldn't imagine the ceremony going any better!

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    Jason · Married on 07/16/2018

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    Don was amazing! He was very prompt at answering all of our questions. He gave great advice. During the ceremony it felt like he had known us our entire lives. It was absolutely beautiful! I would recommend him to Anyone getting married. Thank you Don!!

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Weddings As You Wish FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 300.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal, Premarital Counseling
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 300.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? Yes
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 15.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
  • What languages do you speak? English

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    Always sweet and a little bit funny! Don makes everybody feel right at home.

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    850-502-5609 (Phone number)

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