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

Welcome!

We are experienced destination wedding ministers For Christian or Non-Religious romantic ceremonies.

Traditionally Ordained, Licensed and Insured


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


Steve and Bev are Notaries Public for Alabama and can notarize your Alabama Marriage Certificate in accordance with the new Alabama Marriage Law. 

There are NO extra fees for this service from us.

The Probate Court requires a $73 recording fee (that includes one certified copy) to file the certificate. We would be happy to send it in for you.

Meet Our Ministers/officiants

 

Ordained, Licensed Wedding Minister - $140

(This fee does not include your required State of Alabama Marriage Certification costs. 

See below for details.) 


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 (or notarize your Alabama Marriage Certificate) 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.) 

Our fee includes Notary Public service.


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.


Check when sunset will be on your wedding date: Click Here

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

New Alabama Marriage Law Requirements

If you choose to be married in Alabama, you can no longer obtain a marriage license before your ceremony. Rather, you are required to sign, have notarized and file a "Marriage Certificate" with the Probate Judge after your wedding. This will make it easier for our destination wedding clients.

Couples can no longer go to the courthouse for Marriage Documents.


Instead , Alabama requires you to follow these four simple steps.



  1. Fill out the "Marriage Certificate Form" and print it. DO NOT SIGN IT! (download and print here)
  2. Fill out the "Certified Copy Request" form and print it. (download and print here) 
  3. Obtain a money order or cashier's check for the $73 Baldwin County filing fee that includes one certified copy. The money order or cashier's check must be made out to the "Probate Judge". 
  4. Give it all to Steve or Bev at the ceremony. We will notarize and file the certificate and copy request for you in Baldwin County for free.


OR

If you would like us to handle all of the details for one single fee, consider our "Stress Free" package!

Just click HERE for more details.


Contact us if you have questions!

251-709-5007 bamaweddings@gmail.com

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

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Deposit/Fee Payments

The deposit required to guarantee your date/time is $50. 

The remaing balance for the wedding ($90) may be paid at anytime (here or at the ceremony) or included with the deposit. 


Note: If you have chosen our "Stress Free Package", please go HERE for deposit and fees.


*Paypal collects these funds as "donatons." 


The total is $140

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Documents Needed

 

Marriage Licenses/Documents

You will need one of the following:

  • Alabama Marriage Certificate (download here) 
  • 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.

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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.

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
  • yourdreambeachwedding@yahoo.com

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