A Wedding with Grace provides inspired, artistic and distinctive wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. I truly believe that your ceremony is the heart of your wedding day, and should be a joyful expression of your love for one another, and commitment to your journey together.
Whether you wish an intimate wedding for two or a formal gathering surrounded by family and friends, let us work together to design a unique and moving ceremony that will be remembered long after your wedding day is over. My commitment to my couples is the cornerstone of my work, and my goal is to give each of my couples a distinctive and cherished lifetime moment.
I perform the following types of wedding ceremonies:
Nondenominational, Spiritual, Christian, Agnostic, Evangelical, Episcopalian, Earth-Based, Taoist, Quaker, Methodist, Presbyterian, Hindu, Persian, Jewish, Anglican, Interfaith, Multi-Cultural, Civil Unions, Same-sex Unions, Vow Renewals, and Commitment Ceremonies
I love being a wedding officiant because:
I love being able to connect with my couples from the beginning – it's so essential to have that bond so that by the time of their wedding, the couple is so comfortable with me that they feel that someone close to them is officiating their ceremony. I've had so many people come up to me after a couple's weddings and ask me on whose side I was a relative since the ceremony was so personal and so reflective of the couple.
I like to provide my couples with a professional, yet the friendly, atmosphere in which to work, so that they can be themselves, and feel as though they are planning with a friend or family member — but with the peace of mind in having a professional writer and speaker perform their ceremony.
What sets me apart from other officiants is:
I am genuinely honored when a couple desires to work with me, and it is an honor I don't take lightly. I believe in listening to the couple, and learning about them — their love story, the people (and pets!) that are meaningful to them, and all of the other little details that make their relationship so unique — so that I can craft a ceremony that speaks to the heart of who they are as a couple.
Also, when a couple decides to plan their ceremony with A Wedding with Grace, they work directly with me. I don't pass them on to another Officiant, or employ assistants to answer their questions along the way; all interaction is direct with me; my couple has the security of knowing that I am there for them, from our first conversation, to our post-ceremony hug (and beyond, in many instances; great friendships have been formed with many of my couples, for which I am so grateful!).
I offer the following services:
I offer artfully crafted wedding ceremonies and vow renewals that are not simply a gateway to the reception, but in fact, set the tone for the entire wedding day. A writer by profession, with a degree in English/Film, each ceremony I create in partnership with the couple is meticulously planned, with a beautiful and original narrative that speaks to the couple's unique love story.
I also provide wedding advice, etiquette, and inspiration throughout the entire planning process, as well as full rehearsal coordination, an Outline of the Order of Ceremony for the couple's use in creating programs, assistance with writing their vows, if needed, instructions regarding the Marriage License, and answers to any questions they may have regarding the ceremony, or the wedding day in general. For those couples wishing an intimate ceremony for two, I also offer elopement packages.
As my ceremonies are custom-crafted for each couple, my fee will depend on a number of factors; I'm happy to discuss my process for working with my couples, along with my fees, in detail, with the couple.
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Member of Marry Me Tampa Bay
Member of Southwest Florida Event Leaders (SWEL)
A Wedding with Grace Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“Grace made a point to get to know Evan and me, and it was genuine that she wanted to learn all about our relationship. She customized our wedding ceremony, incorporated details about us as individuals and as a couple, and made our ceremony unforgettable.” -Stephanie and Evan | Tropical Coastal Chic Destination Sarasota Wedding
“Grace from A Wedding with Grace was exactly what we were looking for. She was so warm and took the time to answer all of our questions over the phone. It was also a plus her values seemed to align with ours. She really took the time to get to know us and made sure our ceremony was personalized to our love story.” -Rochelle and Che | Classic Blush Pink Garden Courtyard Wedding