All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad

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All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad
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What an exciting time, so much to do and so little time to do it all. Choosing a wedding officiant to make your wedding ceremony as stress-free as possible is easy. Can you say yes to any of the following statements?

  • We are a non-traditional couple and want a non-traditional ceremony to reflect our interests.
  • We are looking for an offbeat unique ceremony that is just as geeky and offbeat as we are.
  • We need a wedding officiant in North Carolina, Virginia, or South Carolina
  • We know the wedding ceremony and our vows are the most important part of our wedding day but we don't know where to begin.
  • Our wedding is themed and we want our ceremony to reflect our theme.
  • We know what we want in our ceremony but aren’t sure of exactly how to make it flow
  • We are atheist, agnostic or humanist and don't know how to find a wedding officiant who will respect our choices.
  • We want to be sure our ceremony is done by an experienced professional and will be legal.
  • We are a same sex couple and want to be honored and treated with dignity by our officiant.
  • We come from two very different faith backgrounds or cultures and want to respectfully honor both during our ceremony.
  • We don't know a lot about planning a ceremony and need someone with a lot of resources available to help us.

If you said yes to one or more of these statements, then you are exactly the couple we are looking for! All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad are the area's best wedding officiants. We perform ceremonies across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We work with couples from all backgrounds. Each couple has complete control over the words that are said on their wedding day. We work together with you to be sure you're completely satisfied with your wedding ceremony before we ever say the first word. We provide resources, right on our website, to help you plan your ceremony and know what you need to do on your wedding day.

Call us today to arrange a no obligation consultation: 336-259-7236.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

You get to decide if you are Offbeat! We don’t label or define people or relationships. You have complete control of your ceremony, we make suggestions and provide resources and a draft. You let us know what you like, what you want changed and we make it happen for you!

You want your wedding ceremony to be Dr. Who meets Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones meets Star Wars meets Super Heroes meets Hunger Games? YEAH! We can do that! No idea is too geeky, weird or off beat to be the central theme of your wedding ceremony. So, you want your ceremony to be a mix of all the geeky things you love? We have done weddings where it all flows and blends beautifully regardless of the genre of movie, comics, games, or books. Or, if your love of cars is a vital part of your relationship, we can drive the point home during your ceremony.

We are willing to dress to suite your theme. Past couples have asked that we wear bibbed overalls, Renn-inspired clothing, Santa suit (seasonal only), witches outfit, Norse themed, and steampunk.

We also work with couples to blend religious and cultural backgrounds. Our goal is to have each religion and culture authentically reflected and honored equally. At no time will one override the other. Atheist, humanist, agnostic, Pagan, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Bahá'í, are all faith backgrounds we have worked with.

Unique locations for weddings are some of our favorites! Liz did the very first ceremony in front of the shark tank at The Greensboro Science Center Aquarium. We have found covered bridges for simple elopements, hiked to special waterfalls, performed ceremonies on the family farm, even pool side at the couple’s apartments or the baseball field for the community league the couple plays for.

We can do all of this and maintain a traditional format and feel for the ceremony or make it completely out of the box while keeping the legally required portions there.

Paola shared this: "I was always the kind of bride that thought I wouldn’t cry on my wedding day. My husband was the same way, to our surprise, we both did. Looking back to that day, my husband and I know our ceremony was the most perfect part of that night. Jac took every little detail from our lives and made the most beautiful ceremony. He made it ours! My friends and family saw the last 4 years and our future reflected in each word, and so did we. Jac made us our own unity ceremony and we know no one could’ve done this for us but him. Everything was perfect! Those 30 minutes remind you why you fell in love, why you want to be with your special other for the rest of your life and it may also remind you, you’re a Disney freak but that’s alright when you’re surrounded by people who love you. THIS WOULD’VE NEVER BEEN OUR CEREMONY WITHOUT YOU, JAC. THANK YOU!"

Oana had this to say about her multicultural ceremony: "We had the wedding ceremony of our dreams! Jac tailored the ceremony to fit our multicultural family and even learned a few words in Romanian for us."

Alan had this to say about the Scottish ceremony he and Jodi had: "Liz and Jac Grimes are, in fact, the best! Liz did a great job officiating our wedding and helping us develop our vows. We had a Scottish-themed wedding from handfasting, a quaich, and an oathing stone right down to kilts in the family tartan. Liz walked with us step by step to craft vows that were personal and honored these ancient traditions. Both she and Jac invited us into their home for pre-wedding sessions devoted to understanding the strengths and weaknesses my wife and I would be bringing to the marriage. They are quite knowledgeable about the ingredients for a long-lasting marriage and these sessions were a great way to start our marriage well informed. Months later, our wedding guests are still commenting on how beautiful the ceremony was and what a great job Liz did as officiant. Do yourself a favor and get Liz to help you with this important event."

You can see all of our reviews on our website.

Examples of my work

It is difficult to show in photos a truly unique spoken ceremony. So often the couple wants the ceremony to look like a rather traditional ceremony while totally reflecting their love, beliefs and interests. We can do this for you!

You can see us in action on our website. We also have examples of many of the themed ceremonies available there. Our resource section also shows the many ways we can help you have the ceremony that truly reflects you and your relationship. We provide readings, quotes, vows and suggestions for writing your own vows. All these things are at your disposal to make certain your ceremony is uniquely yours.

We work with couples to make sure their ceremony is a reflection of their cultures and faiths. We worked with Bita and Drew to appropriately blend her Persian culture with his American culture while also honoring their Muslim faith. Jodi and Allen wanted their Scottish heritage represented in the ceremony. They included a handfasting, a quaiche, and oathing stone.

Some of our original writing includes comparison of how marriage is like fishing for a couple whose hobby was going fishing and visiting aquariums. Jessica and Hoy’s love was reflected in the ceremony with these words “While marriage is a lot like fishing, something I know you both enjoy, it is important to remember this is not catch and release! This is the Big Catch! This is the one that did not get away. Marriage and fishing both require a license. However, your marriage license, unlike your fishing license, is good for life! Both are learned on the job!” Their ceremony was held in front of the shark tank of the local aquarium.

Acacia and Stephanie had a Harlem Renaissance themed ceremony. Their favorite poets and authors were used through out the ceremony to represent their love and commitment to one another.

Paola and Taylor included the bottle cap pinning from their favorite movie "Up" as their unity ceremony.

Shelby and Carol met at a convention of fans of the series "Once Upon a Time". We used many quotes and references to this series to represent them and the love they share.

The geeky nerdy side of Angela and Brandon came out in many different areas of their ceremony. Their love story included how they met at a Con, which was not going very well! Quotes from their favorite songs were used and closing words were words of wisdom from Albus Dumbledore, Captain Adama, Spock, and Dr. McCoy.

As you can see, no matter what you want in your ceremony, we find ways to say, “Sure, let’s do that!”

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