Why Elope at the Beach?
I am a big advocate of do-it-yourself simple weddings, especially the second or third time around. I believe in the value and importance of the wedding ceremony, and believe that it can be simple, yet dignified and meaningful, even with a dash of humor or a touch of personalized features.
A simple wedding is an ideal way to embrace a spiritual marriage – not necessarily religious, but living each day as soul-mates! I embrace the gift of marriage as given by our Creator for the spiritual, emotional, and eternal well-being between a man and women, and I want to help brides who want to put more into their marriage than into their wedding budget.
Marriage is not always easy, but neither is earning a pay check, choosing run a marathon, budgeting for a vacation, completing a degree, giving birth to a child, or any number of things that are worth the growth to gain the reward!
I was once in a conversation with a groom and one of his guest, when the guest shared some awesome wisdom with the groom. The guest described marriage as “3 steps forward 2 steps back and sometimes 3 steps back 2 steps forward.” He then looked toward the groom and added “The key is not to bailout when you’re 3 steps back because the longer you stay in it, the further forward you get.”
You can read my Bio and my Personal Testimony at my church’s website. I don’t take a salary from my church, CrossHope Chapel in Mobile, Alabama so the officiating fees keep me involved in ministry. I have been in vocational pastoral church ministry for over 30-years and offer a laid-back, yet dignified meaningful wedding or vow renewal ceremony and who acknowledge my church’s Wedding Officiating Policy.
Elope and Save…
I do not take a salary from my small church pastorate so when you pay me an officiating fee to officiate your wedding or vow renewal or Covenant Marriage Ceremony you help keep me active in ministry.
I’ve learned a few things after officiating 5000+ beach wedding and vow renewals ceremonies along Gulf Coast Mississippi, Alabama, Northwest Florida, having been featured on ABC Good Morning America, Fox News, and the Christian Television Network, and I’ve tried to share as much as may be helpful at these pages:
Why Elope at Beach • Gulf Coast Beaches • Vow Renewals • Bridal Reviews • Photo Gallery • FAQ • Premarital Planning • Officiating Policy • Officiating Fees • Booking Me • Availability Request • Ceremony Keepsake