Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and for visiting our wedding website! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your vision for your wedding ceremony. We perform weddings of all kinds...religious, non religious, spiritual, mixed religions, mixed ethnic traditions, opposite sex as well as same sex.
Thank you for visiting our website! I am a Marriage Commissioner and Interfaith Minister working with my Mother, Susan Turner to provide you with the best wedding experience possible. We perform weddings of all kinds...religious, non religious, spiritual, mixed religions, mixed ethnic traditions, opposite sex as well as same sex.
Wedding Services We believe that we ARE the right Officiant/Celebrant for most couples. Each officiant has a style, personality and presentation formulated over the years of positive wedding experiences. We are the warm, calm, and intimate type of Officiants. We are not your traditional reading from a book type of Officiants, although we can present a very traditional ceremony if that is your choice! We love when your ceremony is all about you, your love, your commitment, the connection you have to your ‘tribe’ or ‘clan’ of family and friends and of course, to each other. We want to tell your story from beginning when we welcome your guests, telling them how much they mean to you…..and ending with a blessing and pronouncement that sets the tone for the rest of your day! As experienced Marriage Commissioners, we have officiated weddings in almost every venue in the Coastal Virginia area. As Interfaith ministers, we also perform ceremonies inside and outside the walls of a Church or chapel and we can direct you to many who allow you to select us to officiate. We do not require counseling to prepare you for married life, as many of you have had long term relationships and already know what it takes to survive the pitfalls of life together. But, if you think you would benefit from counseling, we recommend you self-council together, using the book, “DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF IN LOVE”. Your ceremony ideas are endless, and we have guides to help you take your ideas into fruition in your unique wedding ceremony. Want to write your own vows? We share a large file of vows that have been written by couples just like you, but minus any personal details of course. Don’t settle for an Officiant that won’t let you show your creativity and style in your ceremony. We serve couples of all faiths, beliefs and even non-beliefs without judgment or our own religious agenda. Whether you want your ceremony to be Civil, Spiritual, Traditional or Christian; we can help. Most of the couples we meet with have no idea what questions to ask us, what a competent and great Officiant looks like, or even how to express what they want in their ceremony. This is a process and from our first meeting to the final ceremony script, we work with you, holding your hand if necessary until you are 100% as excited about the ceremony, as you are what comes after! We provide very easy step by step instructions and ideas in our electronic “How to Create Your Custom Ceremony” files. You will choose every word of your ceremony and we have made it very easy to do. We do not require you to stick to our ideas or selections, you have total literary license with your ceremony. As we serve you on your very special day, you can be assured we are totally professional, personable, experienced and will respect your Faith or even Non-Beliefs without judgment. ·Civil / Secular ·Christian ·Non-Denominational ·Spiritual / Traditional ·Interfaith ·Scottish/Celtic ·Filipino ·Hispanic ·Blend of Ethnic Traditions ·Blend of Religious Traditions ·Blending families a specialty Not going to write your own vows? We provide dozens you may choose from or use them to create your own. Start with one of the many generic ceremonies we have already created and then just make selections to change it and personalize it, make it your own. ·Ring exchange promises ·Popular Wedding readings and poems ·Wedding prayers and blessings ·Acts of unity and celebration, Traditional or Unique We also offer selections to incorporate your family and friends into your celebration! This is your wedding day, we are merely facilitators. You tell us what we will say; we put it together and deliver the ceremony of your dreams. You will have the final script before the wedding and have final approval. The script we create is a guide, we never just read a ceremony….we present it. ELOPEMENTS We do not offer this custom ceremony service with elopements because we try to make this a much less expensive option. We do allow you to select religious/non-religious and ring exchange or no rings. We also allow you to write your own vows and if the wedding is on the beach, we do help you create a memorable keepsake through a special sand ceremony of our own creation. You will not be disappointed!
Vicki Harrell officiating on one of the many waterways in Virginia
Lighting a unity candle, Beautiful Wedding in Suffolk
Courthouse Wedding Ceremony
This option is available to couples who only want their marriage license signed, a simple and quick process. We are able to meet you at a location in either Smithfield or Suffolk and is our least expensive option. This can also be a 'courthouse' wedding.
Small, Quaint Wedding Ceremony This option is for couples who would like a very intimate ceremony attended by a small group (up to 25 people). We will officiate your ceremony and sign your marriage license with the pricing dependent upon the distance to the location and if you want a customized ceremony. The closer you are willing to come to us, the less expensive our officiating becomes.
Mid-Size or Large Wedding Ceremony If you are expecting 100 or more guests and you are renting a wedding venue, we not only officiate your ceremony and sign your marriage license, we also work with you to develop your ceremony and your vows. This includes an in-person consultation, and can include our conducting or attending your rehearsal for an additional reasonable fee.
Extras for Wedding Ceremonies We include many other things to make your wedding a wonderful event:
A Cordless PA System for music and or microphone for outdoor or beach weddings
A Keepsake Card which includes the wedding ceremony presented during your service.
Over 30 unique elements that can be added to your one of a kind ceremony.
Use of a small table for the elements you select (if needed).
And many more things....
***We require a deposit for all services and this can be paid on PayPal over the computer. PayPal does not require you to have an account with them and accepts e-checks, debit, and credit.
Use this link for paying deposit to TurnerEvents (Susan & Clinton Turner)
Use this link for paying deposit to Vicki Harrell
Family Blending Ceremony Honors
the Children & the new family
FAMILY BLENDING ELEMENTS
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 families and friends. This is even more apparent when the engages couple have children. With children present the wedding ceremony also becomes the proclaiming of a new family. We will work with you to create a Family Blending element in your ceremony so that every member of the new family feels important and included on this wonderful day! The blending element can be as simple as joining sand or speaking special vows to the children. Sometimes it is more lighthearted with the creation of a blended 'ice cream sundae' or joining M&M's instead of sand! We are very creative and flexible.
A Family Sand Ceremony can be so special.
In this one, the grown children added large seashells as a symbol of their support. Guests added small seashells to symbolize their best wishes.