Through the Denver, Colorado based Wedlock Officiants, Scot officiates weddings across Denver, Breckenridge, Vail, Estes Park and deep into the Rocky Mountains. (COVID-19 Questions? See my website) He wants to ask, what good is finding the perfect location, inviting closest friends and family and getting dressed up if the ceremony is going to be awkward, boring and forgettable? That’s because to him, the most important thing a ceremony can do is help get a couple lost in the moment and in doing that forever answering the unsaid lingering question in guests minds, "Did they make the right choice?”
Scot’s background is in project management and software engineering, but it was with helping his wife on weekends to grow her flower shop that he would watch wedding vendors apply their craft. And while he was impressed with most of the vendors he watched, he was unimpressed with the quality and professionalism of the officiants. Putting his money where his mouth is, he started officiating part-time and absolutely loved it. It wasn’t too long after that when he retired from project management to be a full-time wedding officiant and hasn’t looked back.
Scot rejects the notion that officiating is just speaking words, that a ceremony is just a formality or that it's alright for an officiant to project their views onto a wedding. In his relentless pursuit to be the best officiant he can be, he offers non-religious, christian and interfaith ceremonies that are engaging, reflect the couple and their views, and keeps the focus of the ceremony on the two of them, not himself. Only once a couple has gazed deeply into each other’s eyes and made their promises while lost in the moment does he believe that a job is done well. Reach out and not only will Scot help you determine if he is a good fit, he’ll also share his guide on “How to Choose a Wedding Officiant” to help you in your search.
86 Reviews for Wedlock Officiants
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Bree Davies · Getting married on 05/12/2021
Scot was super professional and we felt comfortable with him right away. He gave us pointers and listened to what we wanted our ceremony to be and made it happen. Everything went great! And since Tom is in the Air Force, Scot gave us a military discount that we really appreciated.Sent on 12/31/2019
Wedlock Officiants's reply:In my previous life, my work would routinely take me to military bases all around the country. And the one thing that stuck out to me was how hard that life is. Now I'm not just talking about serving, but just everyday life. Not only are those in the military subject to the whims of being sent anywhere at anytime, but 99% of the places they could be sent aren't exactly vacation spots. In fact, they are typically harsh, out of the way places where no one wanted to live, so they put in a military base. I honor everyone who chooses a life of service, particularly those who have to undergo hardship to serve.
Justin Stolpman · Married on 07/06/2020
Structured Yet Personalized and Unique!
We first found Wedlock Officiants and Scot because he was recommended to us by our coordinator (Danielle-Muse Events). We saw that he had some flexibility in his packages and he was within our budget. We scheduled a consultation with him. He was extremely friendly and very thorough in all of his information, which I appreciated. Through his experiences, he was able to think of everything that he wishes would have been done in weddings he has gone to, and created his personal style from that. He has thought of everything from big to little such as moving out of the way for the big kiss so he isn’t in the pictures, to having a leather bounded book to read from for professionalism, to having a large clipboard to sign the marriage license and to allow for great pictures, and many more! He is also really helpful when it comes to advice on writing your own vows, and even how things like obtaining a marriage license work. He has different packages to choose from, and different types of scripts to choose from as well. We were able to choose his middle package that allowed us to choose what we wanted to include in our ceremony from the different scripts (we chose the love is a journey script) and well as unity ceremonies. We were able to have that perfect balance between structured and personalized. He even sent us many readings that we could include as well. Had had a google doc set up for the drafts that we had so we could provide feedback and changes. He was able to offer those things that would help make our ceremony exciting and unique, which was very important to us. We did have a rehearsal and Scot was present for that, because we paid the extra fee for him to be there. This was important to us as I wanted everything to run as smooth as possible. In my opinion, I think that with the fees we paid him, that the rehearsal should be included and not an extra cost, so just be aware of that. We were able to figure out the details of our unity ceremonies (the mothers rose ceremony, and the handfasting cords ceremony). He was even able to offer us advice to make our own handfasting cords. Scot was always available to us via email and phone call. On many occasions we called him up after business hours and Scot picked up and happily answered all of our questions or concerns. On the day of the rehearsal, we had a last minute change of the best man, which Scot was able to take note of, however as we were rehearsing certain things, Scot did mess up the groom’s name a few times, confusing it with other groomsmen. We understand the last minute best man change and the stress of a wedding, however it was just a little off putting as it felt like maybe he wasn’t prepared or fully remembered the grooms name. On the day of the wedding however, the actual ceremony went great! He spoke very eloquently and there was no mistakes. He even volunteered to come in earlier than he planned to meet with the DJ to figure out the sound for both him, and for us to read our vows. The ceremony was beautiful and great. We received many compliments after the ceremony saying that it was one of the best ceremonies they have seen! Many had said that they have never seen the mothers rose or handfasting ceremonies before, and that they were so different and they loved it! At the end of the ceremony, we were planning on signing the marriage license, however Colorado decided that it was going to rain for the tail end of our ceremony. Therefore we decided to get cute umbrella pictures while we waited for the rain to stop. I had an envelope with his tip in it that was back at the bridal cottage, so after our pictures by the ceremony site, someone had to run down and grab it for him. When we told Scot of the plan to wait just a bit to sign the marriage license and to wait for his tip envelope, his attitude seemed a little off putting that he had to wait for us. It gave us the feeling that he only cared about providing the service to us and then leaving, that we were an inconvenience, as opposed to caring about us as a couple. Soon enough the rain subsided and we signed the marriage license. Overall, the service that Scot provided was exactly what we wanted in a ceremony and it was perfect and beautiful and everything we hoped for. I would recommend Scot to anyone that isn’t looking to break the bank with an officiant, yet still have the type and style of ceremony that you like, whether it’s structured, or personalized, and to anyone who is looking for a unique ceremony that will be remembered.Sent on 07/20/2020
Alice Reed · Married on 03/12/2020
Scot is amazing in every possible way! He is so open and warm. In our first meeting with him really opened our eyes to what we could do with a ceremony. We had no idea! His detailed nature was extremely helpful in fine tuning the details of what went into the ceremony. On the big day, we were pretty nervous but Scot arrived early and was a real calming presence. He crafted the perfect ceremony. And afterwards our guests kept commenting on how touched they were by our story of falling in love.Sent on 12/31/2019
Thanks to Scot, for a perfect ceremony!
Wedlock Officiants's reply:My favorite part of the consultation is the last part when I say, "Do you have any questions?" And that's because by that point, I know I've already answered them all. For me, it's kind of a victory lap knowing that throughout the whole consultation process I've talked the couple through each and every step, option and expectation. Alice let me know she had a dozen or so questions up front but I asked her to let me go through my consultation process first. Then if there was something I hadn't covered we'd talk about it after. Sure enough, by the time we were done, I'd covered everything she wanted to know and more. And as an officiant, I really enjoy exceeding expectations.
Micah does a fabulous job of building a ceremony specifically to fit the couple. HE designs the ceremony with them, for them. He is extremely professional, and a spectacular speaker. I HIGHLY recommend him, and Wedlock for any couple getting married.