South Alabama and Northwest Florida's "First Choice" Wedding Officiants

South Alabama and Northwest Florida's "First Choice" Wedding Officiants

South Alabama and Northwest Florida's "First Choice" Wedding OfficiantsSouth Alabama and Northwest Florida's "First Choice" Wedding OfficiantsSouth Alabama and Northwest Florida's "First Choice" Wedding Officiants


We are experienced destination wedding ministers for Christian or Non-Religious romantic wedding and marriage vow renewal ceremonies.

Traditionally Ordained, Licensed and Insured

We are happy to perform short notice elopements and vow renewals as well as formal weddings in Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan and Orange Beach, Alabama or Perdido Key, Florida

Yes! As of August 29, 2019, you may be married in Florida with an Alabama Marriage Certificate! Alabama documents are easier (requiring NO courthouse visits), cheaper (by about $20) and valid in every state no matter where you live. This is good news for everyone wishing to be married at the much less crowded beaches of Perdido Key (next door to Orange Beach).

Ordained ministers, Steve and Bev are also Notaries Public for Alabama and can notarize, file and request certified copies of your Alabama Marriage Certificate in accordance with the new Alabama Marriage Law. 

Text the number below to find out if we are available on your date!

Just shoot us a quick text to see if we are available. There is no obligation and we promise NOT to send you any spam or pester you after your inquiry. Just be sure to include your date, time and approximate location.  If we are available and you wish to book our services, then we can work out the details. 

We normally reply within 30 minutes or so if not sooner.




Our Services

"Signature" Package



We come to your location in Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Orange Beach or Perdido Key.

For this package, we will:

1. Perform a beautiful, custom wedding or vow renewal ceremony anywhere in our area. 

2. Sign, certify and/or notarize the marriage documents you bring with you as required by state law.

3. Return your documents to the appropriate agency for you. 

4. Provide unlimited consultations and recommendations.

In this package, you are responsible for bringing the completed documents and $73 money order made out to “Probate Judge” to the ceremony. We will notarize them the day of your wedding.

$140  (Does not include the required  $73 state filing/copy fee.)



"Stress Free" Package (Most Popular by Far!)


This package makes your wedding as easy and affordable as possible! All you have to do is show up!

In addition to performing your dream wedding ceremony, we can handle all of the necessary legalities for you before performing your wedding ceremony. 

This package includes:

1. Downloading, filling out and printing your required Alabama Marriage Certificate.

2. Downloading, filling out and printing your Certified Marriage Certificate Copy Request.

3. We pay the State of Alabama’s fees required to file your certificate and have a certified copy sent to you (a $73 state requirement).

4. Notarizing your Marriage Certificate as required by law.

5. Filing all of your required documents with the Baldwin County Probate Court.

6. Performing a beautiful Wedding Ceremony on the beach or location of your choice in Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Orange Beach or Perdido Key.

$250 (Includes the state required $73 filing/copy fee.)



"Just Make It Legal" Package


We understand that many couples simply wish to "make it legal." Perhaps a wedding ceremony may not be right for you or you may not have access to a computer or printer. Maybe you just hate filling out forms! 

For those who want to “Just Make It Legal”, we will:

1. Download, fill out, print and have your documents ready for your signatures. 

2. Purchase the required money orders for the Probate Judge.

3. Pay the legal fees ($73) for your certificate and certified copy to be mailed to you.

4. File your marriage certificate in at the Baldwin County Probate Court.

After a brief phone call to gather the required information, we will meet you at your location for your signatures. Five minutes later, you are married!

$125  (Includes the state required $73 filing/copy fee.)



Notary Only at Your Location


To be legally married with an Alabama certificate, couples must fill out and download a form, have it notarized and return it to the Probate Court along with a $73 money order to file it and obtain one certified copy. Both Steve and Bev are Notaries Public who can notarize your Alabama marriage certificate. We will be happy to come to your location (even on the beach!) in the Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan/Orange Beach/Perdido Key area and notarize your document.




Documents Needed


Marriage Licenses/Documents

Please note: As of August 29, 2019, The new Alabama Marriage Law allows Alabama marriage documents to be used in any state by residents of any state

If you would like to be married on the beautiful beaches of Perdido Key, Florida, you can use the Alabama Marriage documents. They are cheaper, easier and perfectly legal marriage documents valid in all 50 states and around the world. 

Even better, you don't have to go to any courthouse or other location to obtain your marriage documents!

Even so, if you would like to use the marriage documents of another state, you are welcome to do so. We are happy and qualified to sign all state's marriage documents so long as that state allows you to bring it to Alabama or Florida. Just be sure to let us know!

Arkansas residents: Steve is registered in Arkansas and can certify Arkansas documents for you.


Why We Do This

We know, it's cheesy, but we just love weddings! We are both retired, so we don't do this for a living.  It's about love and that special moment between two people when they promise to stand by one another for the rest of their lives. In a world that seems full of negativity sometimes, we get to help create a few minutes of pure joy and happiness with laughter, tears and a little romance. We believe the wedding ceremony should be something that inspires a couple to recall the most beautiful, carefree, loving moment of their relationship. That's how we look back on our wedding and we want nothing less for you.

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Beach Wedding Decorations

Need more than just a minister?

We are honored to partner with Olga Afanas at Your Dream Beach Wedding to provide beautiful, affordable beach wedding set ups. Her work is featured in most of the photos on our website.
Your Dream Beach Wedding provides arbors, chairs, photography, music and much more that are guaranteed to make your wedding truly special.
We would not partner with anyone we didn't know well and trust completely. Olga is a joy to work with and goes "above and beyond" to provide the very best.
You can contact Olga at  

  • (850) 559-5560


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