Crafted ceremony scripts and professional officiating services for weddings, elopements, and vow renewals.

From simple ceremonies, intimate elopements, and microweddings to curated weddings, classic affairs, offbeat rituals, and more, I offer different ceremony options to fit your vision. I’ll create meaningful moments no matter which wedding ceremony option you choose.  
While your wedding officiant will take care of completing, signing, and filing the marriage license with the issuing county, it is the couple’s responsibility to obtain The Marriage License (from the state that you are marrying in) before the wedding. 
North Carolina requires that two witnesses sign the marriage license at the ceremony, South Carolina requires 1 witness. For North Carolina Weddings, you can obtain your Marriage License in any NC county, for use in any NC county. To get you started, here’s the link for the New Hanover County Register of Deeds.
All Are Welcome! 
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Custom ceremony

A couple & guest favorite! With my top wedding ceremony option, I create a custom ceremony that reflects you and your love. Elements of your relationship and love are woven into a curated wedding script that’s professionally delivered on your wedding day. Ceremony script design, vows writing assistance, option to add a ritual of your choice (up to 2 rituals), option to add up to 2 readings of your choice, plus collaboration as needed with fellow wedding vendors on your wedding day. Book a consultation and let’s chat! 

Sweet ceremony

 Wonderful for an intimate wedding, lavish affair, or anywhere in between. This ceremony option adds personalized aspects to the wedding script that I create for you. Based on information that I gather, I design a wedding ceremony in a style fitting of your relationship. Choose your vows, option to add a sand ceremony or ring warming, and includes a reading. Book a consult for more information – it’s a great way to see if we’re a great fit for each other!

Simple Ceremony

A short elopement style ceremony to intimately say, “I Do!” – with this option you are limited to up to five guests (including your marriage license witnesses). Perfect for the park, the beach, your hotel, or almost anywhere you choose in New Hanover County. Oak Island is also available, with a reasonable travel fee added. (Please note, this ceremony option is not available at formal venues.)

Sign & Celebrate (License Signings)

Cozier than the courthouse and quick! License signings, with a sweet touch, are available on weekdays, at a location near me in Wilmington, NC. Guests are limited to only your two witnesses, and the cost is $125. Other Wilmington locations and Saturdays may be available, at an additional cost. Signing services are booked no more than three weeks in advance. (Please note, license signings are not wedding ceremonies. This service is not available at formal venues.)

vow renewals

Vow renewal ceremonies are a meaningful way to celebrate your marriage and renew your commitment. Renew your wedding vows, or have a “We Do, Part 2” with family and friends, with one of the ceremony options above.

Wedding rehearsals

Wedding rehearsals are available for an additional fee. Running through your ceremony highlights with your officiant present can give you peace of mind that everyone’s prepared for you wedding day. For destination wedding couples, it’s also a great opportunity for us to meet in-person – and connect – before your wedding day. 

Rehearsals may be booked at the time of your initial contract or added at a later time. Those booked at a later time are contingent on Officiant Sherri’s wedding calendar. Rehearsals after 4pm on Fridays, and after 10 am on Saturday’s may not be possible.


I was recently interviewed by American Marriage Ministries, for advice to novice officiants: All About Wedding Ceremony Rehearsals