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


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!

Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan and Orange Beach, Alabama or Perdido Key, Florida ONLY

Meet Our Ministers/officiants


Total Cost for a Minister or Officiant Only: $140

We come to your location in Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan and Orange Beach or Perdido Key, perform your wedding ceremony (including any unity ceremony such as the Sand or Knot ceremony), certify your marriage license and return it for you if necessary. (Please note: Our fee is the same for elopements, vow renewals or large weddings regardless of the number of people attending or location.)

If you do not have a location, we can recommend one that will meet your needs. - CLICK HERE

(Weddings and Vow Renewals)

A $50 non-refundable deposit for an Officiant is due at time of booking. The deposit is part of the total, leaving $90 due at the ceremony. 

The deposit IS required for any wedding to be booked.

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.

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We recommend starting your wedding one hour before sunset.

Wedding Ministers for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Ft. Morgan, Perdido Key

Wedding Ministers for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Ft. Morgan, Perdido Key

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States


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.


Officiant Deposit


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The deposit must be made at the time of booking. Please DO NOT send a deposit until you find out if one of us is available! 

The deposit is non-refundable.

The remaining fees ($90 for the ceremony and/or $90 for the optional rehearsal) may be paid online or in cash/credit card  at the ceremony. 

Balance After Deposit


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 Ceremony Balance may be paid here or at the ceremony. Thank you!

Marriage Licenses

You will need one of the following:

  • Alabama Marriage License or Contract
  • 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.

CLICK HERE for directions to Marriage License Departments


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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.
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