Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
(888) 886-6075 (Phoenix AZ) 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.
Awakening JOY Ministries – Spiritual Counseling & Unique Ceremonies
(505) 699-5066 (Santa Fe NM) Call Rev. Andrea to Officiate your Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal and your dream-come-true day is perfect! Joyfully elegant ceremonies are Rev. A’s specialty. Serving New Mexico and beyond.
Ceremonies of Distinction
(520) 622-0252 (Tucson AZ) Beautiful and meaningful ceremonies form lasting bonds for couples and their families and friends. I create and perform custom weddings and other personalized family ceremonies. Truly honoring important events — marriages, baby blessings and memorial services – connects us to the deeper meaning of life and brings us together as a community.
Matt T. Nathanson 1st Officiant
(480) 363-4282 (Scottsdale AZ) I’ll provide you with a unique, stress-free way to plan your wedding ceremony. I offer two packages; a warm, simple ceremony and a custom-tailored ceremony.
(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.
Spirit and Light
(623) 561-0240 (Glendale AZ) It is our belief that regardless of why friends and family are gathering, they will gain so much more from being together if the service or ceremony is all it should be. A traditional church setting is not required for a dignified, spiritual, and truly reverent event. What is necessary is a minister who is willing to listen and a writer who is able to express exactly what you want to say.
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.
(623) 302-1514 (Surprise AZ) Make it Unforgettable . . . One life is a miracle, but two lives joined together is a joy beyond words. Today is a day you will remember forever. Treasure it, as I treasure both of you.
Weddings by Reverend D.A. Jones
(702) 409-3904 (Buckeye AZ) I am an ordained minister, and member of the National Association of Christian Ministers
conducting weddings to suit you! We have different vows to chose from.
Arizona State Laws
2011 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 25 Marital and Domestic Relations
Article 2 Validity of Marriage
AZ Rev Stat § 25-111 (1996 through 1st Reg Sess 50th Legis)
Article 3 Marriage License, Ceremony and Record
AZ Rev Stat § 25-124 (1996 through 1st Reg Sess 50th Legis)
25-124. Persons authorized to perform marriage ceremony; definition
A. The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons who are authorized to marry:
1. Duly licensed or ordained clergymen.
2. Judges of courts of record.
3. Municipal court judges.
4. Justices of the peace.
5. Justices of the United States supreme court.
6. Judges of courts of appeals, district courts and courts that are created by an act of Congress if the judges are entitled to hold office during good behavior.
7. Bankruptcy court and tax court judges.
8. United States magistrate judges.
9. Judges of the Arizona court of military appeals.
B. For the purposes of this section, “licensed or ordained clergymen” includes ministers, elders or other persons who by the customs, rules and regulations of a religious society or sect are authorized or permitted to solemnize marriages or to officiate at marriage ceremonies.
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
The Law and Order Code of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Community of Arizona, Chapter 10 – Domestic Relations §10-11 states that all marriages since April 19, 1954, “shall be in accordance with state laws.” On October 17, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona’s same sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The Constitution of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Title 5- Civil Code, Chapter 2- Domestic Relations, provides at §2-10 that marriages which are valid at the place where contracted are recognized. Persons 18 and above, or with parental/guardian consent if a minor, shall obtain a license and be joined by an ordained clergyman, minister, or judge. The tribe is located in the state of Arizona, which recognized same-sex marriages as of October 17, 2014.
Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community
The Tribal Code of Ordinances of the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation in Arizona, Chapter 10: Domestic Relations §10–30(a) provides that all marriages since April 19, 1954 “shall be in accordance with the state laws.” U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled on October 17, 2014, that Arizona’s same sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
According to the Constitution and By-Laws of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona, Section XII all marriages shall be in accordance with the State laws. On October 17, 2014, Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage was declared unconstitutional.