Crafted ceremony scripts and professional officiating services for weddings, elopements, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, and more

Officiant Sherri creates couple-centered ceremonies that reflect you and your love. From curated weddings, classic affairs, and offbeat rituals, to intimate elopements, romantic microweddings, and more, I offer different ceremony options to fit your vision. 
I’ll create meaningful moments no matter which ceremony option you choose, because I love what I do. Authenticity and love are at the heart of the ceremonies that I write and I deliver them with warmth, professionalism, and care. Officiating your ceremony is more than just speaking words, it’s about celebrating your love.
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 North Carolina Marriage License Info. – Fast Facts
  • It is the couple’s responsibility to obtain their NC Marriage License before the wedding.
  • You can get your marriage license in any NC county, and then use it in any NC county. (The officiant will return it to the issuing county.)
  • The marriage license fee is $60. The license is good upon issuance (no waiting period) and is valid for 60 days.
  • Two witnesses, 18+, must sign the marriage license, in front of the officiant.
  • To get you started, here’s the link for the New Hanover County Register of Deeds. Or, find your NC register of deeds by county.
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A signed contract and retainer are required for booking your ceremony date and time - dates cannot be held. Once we're booked, you have access to my wedding knowlege, reccomendations, Ceremony ideas, and more.

Custom ceremony

A couple & guest favorite! With my most popular wedding ceremony option, I create a tailored, custom ceremony that reflects you and your love. Elements of your relationship and love are woven into a curated wedding script that’s professionally written and then performed on your wedding day. Ceremony script design, vows writing assistance, option to add a ritual of your choice, option to add up to two readings of your choice, plus collaboration as needed with fellow wedding vendors on your wedding day. Schedule a consultation and let’s chat on bringing your love story to life! 

Sweet ceremony

 Wonderful for an intimate wedding, lavish affair, or anywhere in between. This ceremony option adds personalized aspects to the wedding ceremony 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 or write your own, and includes a reading. Book a consultation call for more information – and let’s 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. Personal and intimate, this ceremony option is perfect for the park, the beach, your hotel, or almost anywhere you choose in New Hanover County. Please note, this ceremony option is not available at formal venues, and is not available Fridays and Saturdays after 10am April-Oct. Additional guests over the five-person limit will result in an upgrade to the sweet ceremony and additional charges will be incurred. Location recommendations, if needed, are provided for booked couples. 

Sign & Celebrate (License Signings)

Cozier than the courthouse and quick! License signings, with a sweet touch, during the busy wedding season of April-Oct. are only booked Mon-Thurs. between 9a-11a and are subject to availability. These are performed at Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC, rain or shine. Guests are limited to ONLY your two witnesses, and rates start at $150. (Other Wilmington-only locations may be available, at an additional cost.) Signing services are booked no more than three weeks in advance, and incur an additonal fee if the date or time is changed, once booked. (Please note, license signings are not wedding ceremonies. This service is not available at 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 reception & event emcee

Your wedding day is a celebration of your love, that’s why the personalized ceremonies I create are reflective of you and the love you share. And why I deliver your unique ceremony with warmth, personality, and joy. I’ll do the same for your wedding reception, as your emcee. With my background as a former radio personality, radio news anchor, and stadium announcer (for Wilmington’s then pro soccer team The Wilmington Hammerheads) I’ll set the stage for your key celebratory moments and be your spirited hype-woman. 
Form corporate events to community events, as a dynamic MC I’ll help your event timeline run smoothly, deliver announcements, and engage your guests. 

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 12 pm on Fridays and after 10 am on Saturdays may not be possible.


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

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