Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
(888) 886-6075 (Anchorage AK) As wedding celebrants, we specialize in personalized, custom-designed weddings that can be religious, civil, interfaith, non-denominational or spiritual. We also speak Spanish, Italian and many other languages.
Alaska Wedding Ministry
(907) 232-8237 (Palmer AK) Providing services in the greater South Central Alaska! Including (but not limited to) the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, east to the Copper Valley, south to the Kenai Peninsula, west to Nome, and north to Denali National Park.
(907) 792-9133 (Anchorage AK) We offer three different Wedding Packages to meet your wedding needs. In our Custom and Deluxe Packages we will work with you to create your own personalized wedding ceremony. We have examples for you to choose from, or create your own! Whether your wedding is small or large, we will work with you to make your special day memorable!
Customized Wedding Ceremonies
(416) 530-2942 (W Vancouver B.C.) By weaving together meaningful traditions, values, rituals, and customs, Catherine will craft a ceremony that reflects you as a couple and makes the start of this next stage of your journey through life together one that is unique and a memory to treasure for always.
(513) 884-2618 (Cincinnati OH) “I consider it an honor and a privilege to be invited to participate in one of the most important days of your lives!” Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and 28 other states.
Stephanie J Bateman, Notary Public
(207) 449-2497 (Bathe ME) Your Mid-Coast Maine Ceremony Your Way! All couples deserve a wedding ceremony that reflects their taste and their hope for committed and loving relationships. Let me help plan your ceremony.
Alaska State Laws
2009 Alaska Statutes
Title 25 MARITAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 25.05. ALASKA MARRIAGE CODE
Article 05 SOLEMNIZATION
Sec. 25.05.261. Who may solemnize.
(a) Marriages may be solemnized
(1) by a minister, priest, or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state, or by a commissioned officer of the Salvation Army, or by the principal officer or elder of recognized churches or congregations that traditionally do not have regular ministers, priests, or rabbis, anywhere within the state;
(2) by a marriage commissioner or judicial officer of the state anywhere within the jurisdiction of the commissioner or officer; or
(3) before or in any religious organization or congregation according to the established ritual or form commonly practiced in the organization or congregation.
(b) This section may not be construed to waive the requirements for obtaining a marriage license.
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has authorized its courts to perform same-sex marriages. The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced its new policy Monday, February 23, 2015. Tlingit-Haida’s seven-member governing board voted unanimously Friday to define legal marriage without a gender requirement. Council President Richard Peterson says the council is exercising its governing authority to include all tribal members. The Council will also be responsible for any related divorces that may arise.
“It’s something we can do to extend our sovereignty for all of our tribal citizens. It’s not just about the same-sex marriage and helping just one segment of our tribal citizens, but all of our tribal citizens,” he says. The tribal government will issue marriage licenses. Tlingit-Haida will require least one person in a couple to be a tribal member. The council lists nearly 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians in and outside Alaska within its rolls. Peterson cites high suicide rates among Alaska Natives, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths, as another reason for the policy.