This pre-written ceremony for weddings, vow renewals or gender-neutral commitment ceremonies offers your choice of religious or non-religious option. The service lasts approximately 10-12 minutes and includes the following: - Opening words, statement of intention (the "I do's"), - Vows - An exchange of rings - The signing of the marriage license - Blessing, pronouncement and a kiss! Sometimes I am even able to perform these on the day that you call me. This option is suitable for couples who want something informal. It can often be arranged on very short notice. If you live in another part of the country and considering a brief ceremony followed by a honeymoon in one of the beautiful areas that we serve, then this ceremony option may be right for you. Elopement Ceremony includes: - Your choice of pre-written civil or nondenominational religious ceremony in a casual setting (no wedding party, processional, etc.) - Up to 6 guests - Performing of ceremony by Officiant/ Minister Danielle M. Baker - Arrival of officiant 10 minutes prior to start of ceremony - Filing of license What's not included The Elopement ceremony is an affordable and tasteful alternative to the "County Courthouse" type wedding. It is designed for intimate, informal gatherings and is not meant for couples who want more formability than this ceremony allows (such as a processional, seated guests, a wedding party, guests, etc.) If you are looking for those features at a still-affordable price, then I suggest my Basic Ceremony. ** Pricing for the Elopement Ceremony begins at $200 and is determined by location, day of the week, number of guests and any customizing of the ceremony script that you might want. Send me an inquiry using the Contact Me button. I will get a little bit more information and quote you a firm price right away.
This is where it gets really fun! Blissful Love ceremony starts off with a free introductory meeting with me. This is for you to see if your chosen officiant's style fits in with what you're looking for. This meeting also allows you the opportunity to review my extensive collection of ceremony resources and brainstorm ceremony ideas. (This meeting is best if in person, but if you're planning your wedding from out of town--no worries. We can chat with you over the phone or via Skype video). The "Creative, Unique & Personal" ceremony offers you opportunity to co-create a ceremony that is beautifully written and performed, and has a warm and personalized feel. You may include up to three optional components*. I offer selections from a wide variety of options (see below*) and you can still be as religious, spiritual, Civil or secular as you want to be. You'll work one-on-one with me, your officiant, so by the time your wedding day rolls around, We'll be good friends. Generally, couples meet with their officiant twice--for the complimentary meeting above as well as a second meeting to write their customized ceremony. "Creative, Unique & Personal" ceremony includes: - Getting to know you meeting (initial consultation) and one ceremony-writing meeting - Telephone and email consultations - Custom & Individually-written ceremony composed of choices from an array of options (Core components plus up to two additional component selections*) - Written script of ceremony - Arrival of officiant 30 minutes prior to ceremony for pre-ceremony coordination - Performing of ceremony - Filing of marriage license ** Optional rehearsal (additional fee applies) *Danielle M Baker's Ceremony Components List (Custom Ceremonies Only) ~ Core Components ~ Processional Options ~ Opening Words ~ Statement of Intention ~ Repeated Vows
The Majestic Elegance ceremony is my top of the line offering. I will pull out all the stops to make your ceremony a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. You can use my wide array of ceremony resources, or I'll craft a customized ceremony from scratch. I will suggest as requested, ideas for each facet of your ceremony. You can include as many people as you like in your ceremony and I will coach them every step of the way. You don't need to ask, "Is it possible to...?" The answer will always be a resounding "YES!" (as long as it's legal!). We'll get together and write a draft of your ceremony approximately two months before your wedding, e-mail it to you for revision and editing and make whatever changes you want until it's just the way you want it. You will have a final written script of your wedding two weeks prior to the event. And I will make sure I get to know you both personally, so that I may, with your permission, tell a personal story or two at your ceremony. * For the Majestic Elegance ceremony, my attendance at your rehearsal is required. (additional fee) I will take care and make sure everything runs smoothly for the real thing! On your wedding day, I'll arrive 60 minutes prior to your ceremony and serve as coordinator to make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time and as relaxed as we can help everyone to be. I will coordinate with your other ceremony vendors prior to the wedding day to ensure that we are all on the same page about your wishes for Your Day! This Ceremony Includes: - Initial complimentary consultation - Unlimited ceremony-writing/review meetings. - Unlimited telephone and email consultation - Access to my vast resources for ceremony ideas, with unlimited number of additional options - Ability to add ceremonial elements that are not part of my component offerings (especially useful if you want to include little-known cultural or religious features) - Custom & Individually written, creative ceremony that is uniquely yours - Individual consultation to write your own wedding vows - Prior consultation with ceremony participants (readers, speakers, singers, musicians, photographers, etc.) - Facilitation of rehearsal (Required) - On-site pre-ceremony coordination 60 minutes prior to ceremony - Performing of ceremony - Filing of License Pricing for the Majestic Elegance Ceremony (including rehearsal) is $525.00 and is determined by location, day of the week. Please contact me for a quote.
Danielle was amazing and so easy to work with. She really works to help couples get exactly the ceremony they are looking for. Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!
Both Mike and I found Danielle to be extremely professional and personable. She made you feel like she was part of your family and concerned that you would get the kind of wedding you wanted. She allowed us to call her or meet with her as much as we felt necessary and was not ever too busy to return our calls. I felt we had made a friend. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and our families enjoyed our celebration.
Mrs. Baker did an outstanding job and i will be getting "THE WORD" out to everyone about this amazing woman. She made me and my husband feel like we had known her for years. I highly recommend everyone to business with this awesome woman.