WEDDING OFFICIAL: If you would like me to Officiate at your wedding, I would be delighted and honored. I like to work with couples to tailor the wedding ceremony to their beliefs and ideas. The ceremony can be traditional or contemporary; serious and/or with touches of humor.
Skills: I have officiated at hundreds of weddings over the past thirteen years, and some pictures are shown on this web siute - personal references are available. I was British born but I am now an American Citizen. Prior to moving to Utah, I was a school teacher for 13 years in England and an Computer Technology manager/ trainer. While both are unrelated to weddings, that experience has given me the confidence and ability to manage groups of people. I will Officiate at your wedding in a confident and pleasant manner - getting everyone in the right place, at the last minute, if needed. My English accent, and especially my sense of humor, help people relax and enjoy the day.
My fees are on a sliding scale:
$250 for a couple who are eloping or for a couple with a couple of witnesses/friends. 5-9 people. Close by (ie: Springdale / Virgin) or in Zion NP Canyon.
$350 for simple wedding of 10 - 15 people, simple, no rehearsal required. Close by (ie: Springdale / Virgin) or in Zion NP Canyon.
$475 for a "normal wedding" (if such a thing exists !) Rehearsal included and will travel upto 40 miles (from Springdale / Virgin)
I haven't changed my fees in 4 years, so rather than charge more, gratuities are appreciated but NEVER expected ;-)
An hourly travel/hiking charge may be required for unusual wedding locations.
Please note: Sorry - I do NOT perform weddings on Angels Landing !
Payments: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required before I begin working with you on the ceremony; the balance is due before the wedding date. (Payment by Personal Check, Cash or Money order)
WEDDING PLANNER: If you want to start your marriage in a relaxed and happy mood,. you need to try and avoid becoming a "bridezilla" on your special day !!! I strongly suggest the use of a wedding coordinator - especially if you do not live very close by. You can plan and arrange all you want but on The Day I suggest you hand the control to someone else. I recommend :
Laura Stagg from http://forevermoreevents.com (435-215-8801)
or GT & Allison from Zion Party Remtals (435-632-7705)
HONEYMOON SUITE: In Springdale, I think the most romantic Honeymoon Suite can be found at Under The Eaves Inn/Bed & Breakfast, complete with a wood burning stove for chilly winter nights. See: www.undertheeaves.com (435-772-3457)
Or in wild Escalante La Luz & La Luna Desert Retreats (Click link to see)