Vicki Harrell and Susan Turner, Marriage Commissioners
WEDDINGS BY SUSAN & VICKI
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In an age when couples are planning wedding ceremonies unique to their beliefs and lifestyles, we work with you to create the perfect wedding ceremony.
Blended ethnic traditions
No counseling required
It is our desire to help you make your dream wedding a reality.
Get To Know Susan
I am a creative, mature and energetic person, married for 47 years to my high school sweetheart and the father of our 4 wonderful children. He is also the owner of Turner Events offering custom ceremonies, equipment use, and special services for your wedding. We live in the little cottage close to Smithfield where his Mother and Father raised my husband and his sisters. I have enjoyed the many waters that are so beautiful here, and now I can say I have officiated weddings on most, if not all of our shores! Beach weddings are my favorite, but I can't think of a wedding yet I haven't thought was my favorite or a couple getting married that I didn't grow to love. My maturity and good nature brings a calming influence on your most important day, your wedding day. Just knowing you have an experienced person there to help you can be very comforting. And you allow me the blessing to share in all this love and joy! I consider myself a very lucky person! When you select me to officiate your ceremony, you then have the option of selecting to work with Turner Event's files to create a beautiful custom ceremony or I will perform an elopement ceremony in Smithfield for a significant savings. You also will be able to select to use the IPOD ready PA system. We also provide a small portable table, one decorated Sand Vase if you want a sand ceremony (you provide the colored sand if not using beach sand) or a unity candle holder set, you provide the candles. You have the best of both worlds....an Officiate who really cares and Turner Event's Creative Files and equipment.
Get to Know Vicki Turner Harrell
you for visiting our website! I am a Marriage Commissioner working with my Mom,
Susan Turner to provide you with the best wedding experience possible.
am an education professional, having taught Special Education for over 20
years, and for the past 2 years, I have been head of the Special Education
department at my Virginia Beach High School.
am organized, intelligent, personable and passionate about weddings! I have
been training with my Mom for this position and know I will be able to please
brides and grooms as much as she has over the past years.
me through this website and I will be glad to answer any questions and meet
with you in person, at your convenience. Let's work together to make your
special day so lovely no one will ever forget it, but most of all, the two of
A Blending of Lives and Families
Often we think of marriage as the joining of two people. In reality, many times marriage is much broader. It is also the coming together and merging of family and friends. This is even more apparent when the bride and/or groom have children. With children present, the wedding ceremony also becomes the proclaiming of a new family. Turner Events will work with you to create a BLENDING ceremony so that every member of the new family feels important and included on this wonderful day.
The blending ceremony can be as simple as joining of sand or speaking vows to the children; sometimes it is more lighthearted with the creation of a blended 'ice cream sundae" or colorful M&Ms! Turner Events is known to be very creative and flexible. Your ceremony can be very serious and traditional or fun and lighthearted; religious in nature or civil with the words of love adding the spirituality.
Many couples struggle with the issue of wanting their ceremony to meet the expectations of their families, but desiring to remain true to their own different values and beliefs. Turner Events can help you create a ceremony that is beautifully spiritual in nature while not religious or controversial. The greatest sense of spirituality that you have comes from the amazing web of people with which you surround yourselves,
and your wedding should be a community celebration of your love and
commitment to one another: a unique ceremony that honors the beliefs of others while remaining true to your own.
If you select Susan or Vicki and the CUSTOM ceremony option, Turner Events will supply you with files for the creation of your own, unique or traditional wedding ceremony; working with you and answering any questions you may have every step of the way. You may use Turner Event's help as little or as much as you want.
We encourage you to customize your ceremony so that it reflects who you are and how you would speak your love to one another. You do not have to use any of the helps or sample ceremonies provided; sometimes the Bride and Groom create the wedding ceremony from beginning to end ! Turner Events helps make this process as easy as possible. Our easy system has only 4 steps but many many unique choices!
IF YOU HAVE SELECTED THE OPTION OF A FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION, WE WILL MEET YOU AT A LOCAL STARBUCKS OR McDONALDS TO DISCUSS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING............
Outdoor/Beach Weddings a Specialty
We love weddings that are performed outdoors; they are both beautiful and more affordable. Virginia is rich in natural beauty and brilliant sunshine! Turner Events offers many suggestions of outdoor venues you may not have known existed, places where we have helped with beautiful weddings. When planning an outdoor wedding, it is always imperative that it include a bad weather backup plan such as an alternate location or a tent.
If you select the option of using Turner Event's PA system that is battery powered, rechargeable and Ipod ready with microphone, the ceremony can have music without a DJ and can be heard and understood by all the guests, even if the surf is crashing behind your wedding. We do not provide an Ipod, so if you would like to use this feature for your music, please make arrangements for bringing one and a person to queue the music for you.