Welcome!

We are experienced destination wedding ministers For Christian or Non-Religious (Civil) ceremonies

Traditionally Ordained, Licensed and Insured

Elopement Specialists

Happy to perform short notice elopements and vow renewals as well as formal weddings!

Our total fee for a wedding is $140 (+$90 if you desire an optional rehearsal. Most couples don't need a rehearsal).


Our Services

What We Do

  • Steve or Bev (your choice) come to any location you choose in the following areas only: Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Perdido Key or Johnson Beach. (Sorry, we do not travel to Mobile, Dauphin Island or Pensacola Beach.)  
  • We officiate weddings and vow renewals on the beach and in churches, homes and special venues.
  • We are ordained, licensed professional Ministers/Officiants. Steve has 30+ years of pastoral experience. 
  • We are authorized to solemnize marriages in all states.  
  • We perform your choice of a Christian or Non-Religious ceremony which you are welcome to customize, including readings, vows and unity ceremonies (sand, candle, knot, etc.) 
  • We offer unlimited email/text/phone consultation and recommendations for wedding locations. 
  • We are happy to obtain a State of Alabama Beach Wedding Permit for you if one is required. (The state charges $60. We won't charge anything to get one for you.)  Please note: This is NOT your marriage license. This is a permit allowing you to be married on public beaches.
  • We sign and return your marriage license afterward.  
  • We provide an "in-county" check so you won't have to purchase a money order or cashiers check for your certified copy to be mailed to you from Baldwin County. 
  • We are happy to put you in contact with professional photographers.
  • All of the arbors, chairs, etc. you see in the pictures on this website are placed by our friends. We partner with the best "set up" companies along the coast and will be happy to put you in touch with some great people!

Helpful Tip: If you hire a wedding "set up" company that can provide an officiant in its package, ask what they charge for the officiant. You can probably bring me for a lot less cost. 


Christian couples please note: We understand that most people are cautious about the religious style of a destination minister.  We choose to be low-key and totally non-denominational. Over the years, many couples have noted their appreciation that our Christian ceremonies are faithful but not "preachy." We are both Christian.


Non-Religious couples please note: We understand the need for non-religious, civil ceremonies. We respect everyone's right and honor your point of view. We are happy to perform a completely non-religious ceremony if you like. 

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.

Marriage Licenses

You will need one of the following:

  • Alabama Marriage License
  • Florida Marriage License
  • Arkansas Marriage License (Steve is registered in Arkansas so you may bring your Arkansas Marriage License with you.)
  • Your state's Marriage License ONLY if you are certain your state allows it to be used  out of state.

Helpful Tip: Vacationing in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area? Consider getting a Florida Marriage License in Pensacola and having us marry you in Perdido Key. There is no beach wedding permit required and the beach is more secluded. Call Steve for details - 251-709-5007.


NO ONE CAN OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE FOR YOU.

YOUR PERFECT WEDDING DAY STARTS HERE!


Total Cost for Officiant Only: $140 


$50 non-refundable deposit for Officiant due at time of booking. The deposit is part of the total, leaving $90 due at the ceremony. (See button below).


Talk to us BEFORE purchasing a "Beach Wedding Permit." Many weddings do not need one.


Rehearsals are optional. We are happy to come to your location and lead a rehearsal!

The rehearsal fee is $90. Payable at the rehearsal.

The Contact Form and Deposits are required for any wedding to be booked.

Beautiful, Affordable Beach Wedding Packages

NEED MORE THAN JUST A MINISTER/OFFICIANT?

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  



$100 Set up Discount

Mention that you found Your Dream Beach Wedding through Bama Weddings (or just Steve and Bev) and receive a $100 discount on the set up AND priority "tender loving care!"

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