Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
New York NY (888) 886-6075 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 & many other languages.
Affirmations of Love
Morrisville PA (706) 372-8035 Whether traditional, religious, spiritual, civil, cultural or your own unique expression, together we can design just the right ceremony that will have special meaning for you
Almost Heaven Wedding Officiants
Fairmont WV (304) 694-2663 Five years as a Licensed Minister, we service north central West Virginia, PA , Maryland. All denominations, spiritual or casual. Get married today on a 4 hour notice.
Ceremonies and Celebrations
Columbia MD (410) 207-7162 Wedding Officiant/Minister -Serving all of Maryland. Unlike many other officiants, I schedule only one ceremony a day so couples will have my undivided attention and efforts.
Akron OH (330) 703-5194 Exclusively Yours' Independent Officiants work with you to create a ceremony that comes from the heart and expresses just what you feel for each other and will hopefully remain a cherished memory for years to come.
Philadelphia PA (267) 250-6311 Special ceremonies can be written with a personal touch if you so desire. Romance in any type of ceremony is always an option and your choice! It's your day, let us help you ease your stress.
Infinite Blessings Ministries
Red Lion PA (717) 515-6699 Serving Hartford and Northern Baltimore Counties in Maryland and Adams, Dauphin, Harrisburg, York and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania.
Joyful Heart Ceremonies
Manchester MD (443) 676-7131 I know you want to make that special day perfect in every way, and I'm here to help you. I will design a customized ceremony based on the wishes and desires of each couple.
Lois Heckman ~ Celebrant
Saylorsburg PA (570) 992-5316 Your ceremony can, and should, truly reflect your personalities, beliefs and values. Secular, spiritual, interfaith, multicultural - creating something unique is what I do.
Pittsburgh PA (412) 271-7464 I am here to help you celebrate your love and commitment, and will do so in a manner that brings the most meaning and joy to your ceremony.
Our Wedding Promise
North Wales NJ (888) 316-5009 It is my intention to convey, along with you, the depth of love, spirit and bliss which you share at this very special time to your guests and family members.
Magnolia DE (410) 241-7963 Nondenominational Minister/Wedding Officiant. Specializing in same sex, traditional and non-traditional weddings. Servicing areas in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh PA (412) 901-8140 I am dedicated to helping you realize your dreams concerning your wedding day. To that end I'm work to help you design your ceremony, provide assistance writing vows, or assist with other aspects of your special day.
Poconos PA Wedding Chapel
Stroudsburg PA (570) 620-1859 Wedding ceremonies at your location or at my church for heterosexual couples. Experienced, and reasonable fees.
Reverend Bill Teyssier
Westminster MD (410) 751-5260 I am an Ordained Minister of Spriitual Sciene. Each wedding is customized to suit the needs of the couple. A sample ceremony is available upon request.
Cincinnati OH (513) 884-2618 "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. Serving Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky & 28 other states.
Reverend Frank ~ where hearts are joined.
Jackson NJ (732) 705-7297 I will customize your Full Service Ceremony to meet your needs. It can be as long or as short as you wish. It can include special Readings, personalized wedding and ring vows as well as any theme you wish.
Reverend Kenneth Reihl
North Arlington NJ (201) 741 -0881 Pastor Reihl offers warm, beautiful wedding ceremonies throughout New Jersey and in NY & Pennsylvania.
Reverend Pamela L. Brehm, RHy, CtH
Boyertown PA (610) 367-7244 Your wedding day should reflect your individual personalities and what brings you together as a couple. It should be as unique and special as the two of you!
Services of Distinction
Westbrook MD (443) 844 -1573 I am proud to serve the Mid-Atlantic community and its need for unique, time-sensitive & cost-effective weddings and other occasions, with a special, caring touch.
Stephanie J Batterman, Notary Public
Bath ME (207) 449-2497 Your Mid-Coast Maine Ceremony Your Way! All couples deserve a wedding ceremony that reflects their taste and their hope for committed and loving relationship. Let me help plan your ceremony.
Temple of Gaia Incorporated
Collingdale PA (610) 532-9598 I will help you design your ceremony for just you! It is YOUR day, so I will make sure it is done with YOU in mind.
The Contemporary Catholic
Fairlawn NJ (708) 710-3460 We willingly celebrate outdoor weddings and are open to those having prior marriages. Many approach us because of our non-judgmental approach to weddings.
Vow to Be Different
North Haledon NJ (201) 563-5544 We’ll create a personal, light-hearted, & meaningful wedding ceremony that speaks of your unique relationship, & presents a beautiful gift of inspiration to those you have chosen to share this day with you.
Vows of the Heart
Wilmington DE (302) 475-7884 Celebrate that special day your way. Traditional, contemporary, outdoors, indoors. You decide the type of wedding that will make your day special.
Weddings by Sandy
Frederick MD (410) 340-3224 Specializing in "Wedding Day Peace of Mind" & Joining Two Hearts together by creating the Wedding Ceremony of Your Dreams! I Do I Do's!
Weddings Ceremonies Gold Standard
Clifton NJ (973) 922-0219 We offer civil, contemporary, religious and same-sex marriages. We are multilingual. Ofrecemos ceremonias civiles, contemporáneas, religiosas y matrimonios de mismo sexo. Proveemos servicio en español, ingles y portugués.
Welcome to Pun Nuptials
Emmaus PA (484) 602-5477 You need an Officiant who has the knowledge and experience to put a ceremony together for you or one who offers Customized Ceremony Packages allowing you to express your affections for each other.
Your Wedding, Your Way
Bound Brook NJ (732) 356-0101 British accent, sophisticated yet spontaneous, warm and welcoming… if this sounds like your ideal wedding officiant, give me a call. I specialize in interfaith and non-denominational marriage ceremonies in PA and NJ.
Pennsylvania State Laws
2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 23 – Domestic Relations
§ 1310. Duration and form of license.
The marriage license shall not be valid for a longer period than 60 days from the date of issue and shall be in substantially the following form:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
ss: No. ….
County of (name)
To any person authorized by law to solemnize marriage:
You are hereby authorized to join together in holy state of matrimony, according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, (name) and (name).
Given under my hand and seal of the Court of Common Pleas of (name), at (city, borough or town), on (date).
§ 1501. Form of marriage certificates.
The marriage license shall have appended to it two certificates, numbered to correspond with the license (one marked original and one marked duplicate), which shall be in
substantially the following form:
I hereby certify that on (date), at (city, borough or town), Pennsylvania, (name) and (name) were by me united in marriage, in accordance with license issued by the Court of
Common Pleas of (name) numbered …..
(Title of person solemnizing marriage)
Cross References. Section 1501 is referred to in section
1502 of this title.
§ 1502. Forms where parties perform ceremony.
(a) Declaration of authorization.–In all cases in which the parties intend to solemnize their marriage by religious ceremony without officiating clergy, the marriage shall not take place
until their right so to do is certified in a declaration in substantially the following form:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
ss: No. ….
County of (name)
To (name) and (name)
Legal evidence having been furnished to me, in accordance with law, this certifies that I am satisfied that there is no legal impediment to you joining yourselves together in
(b) Marriage certificates.–In lieu of the certificate set forth in section 1501 (relating to form of marriage certificates), there shall be appended to the declaration two
certificates, numbered to correspond to the declaration, in the following form:
We hereby certify that on (date), we united ourselves in marriage, at (city, borough or town), County of (name), Pennsylvania, having first obtained from the Court of Common
Pleas of (name) a declaration numbered …. that the court was satisfied that there was no existing legal impediment to our so doing.
We, the undersigned, were present at the solemnization of the marriage of (name) and (name), as set forth in the foregoing certificate.
§ 1503. Persons qualified to solemnize marriages.
(a) General rule.–The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons that produce a marriage license issued under this part:
(1) A justice, judge or magisterial district judge of this Commonwealth.
(2) A former or retired justice, judge or magisterial district judge of this Commonwealth who is serving as a senior judge or senior magisterial district judge as provided or prescribed by law; or not serving as a senior judge or senior magisterial district judge but meets the following criteria:
(i) has served as a magisterial district judge, judge or justice, whether or not continuously or on the same court, by election or appointment for an aggregate period equaling a full term of office;
(ii) has not been defeated for reelection or retention;
(iii) as not been convicted of, pleaded nolo contendere to or agreed to an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or other probation without verdict program relative to any misdemeanor or felony offense under the laws of this Commonwealth or an equivalent offense under the laws of the United States or one of its territories or possessions, another state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a foreign nation;
(iv) has not resigned a judicial commission to avoid having charges filed or to avoid prosecution by Federal, State or local law enforcement agencies or by the Judicial Conduct Board;
(v) has not been removed from office by the Court of Judicial Discipline; and (vi) is a resident of this Commonwealth.
(3) An active or senior judge or full-time magistrate of the District Courts of the United States for the Eastern, Middle or Western District of Pennsylvania.
(3.1) An active, retired or senior bankruptcy judge of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle or Western District of Pennsylvania who is a resident of this
(4) An active, retired or senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit who is a resident of this Commonwealth.
(5) A mayor of any city or borough of this Commonwealth.
(5.1) A former mayor of a city or borough of this Commonwealth who:
(i) has not been defeated for reelection;
(ii) has not been convicted of, pleaded nolo contendere to or agreed to an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or other probation without verdict program relative to a misdemeanor or felony offense under the laws of this Commonwealth or an equivalent offense under the laws of the United States or any one of its possessions, another state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a foreign nation;
(iii) has not resigned the position of mayor to avoid having charges filed or to avoid prosecution by Federal, State or local law enforcement agencies;
(iv) has served as a mayor, whether continuously or not, by election for an aggregate of a full term in office; and
(v) is a resident of this Commonwealth.
(6) A minister, priest or rabbi of any regularly established church or congregation.
(b) Religious organizations.–Every religious society, religious institution or religious organization in this Commonwealth may join persons together in marriage when at least
one of the persons is a member of the society, institution or organization, according to the rules and customs of the society, institution or organization.
(c) Marriage license needed to officiate.–No person or religious organization qualified to perform marriages shall officiate at a marriage ceremony without the parties having
obtained a marriage license issued under this part.
(June 22, 2000, P.L.443, No.59, eff. imd.; Nov. 30, 2004, P.L.1618, No.207, eff. 60 days; Dec. 1, 2004, P.L.1777, No.232, eff. 60 days; July 14, 2009, P.L.81, No.18, eff. imd.)
2004 Amendment. See sections 28 and 29 of Act 207 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to applicability and construction of law.
§ 1504. Returns of marriages.
(a) General rule.–The original marriage certificate shall be signed by the person solemnizing the marriage and given to the parties contracting the marriage. The duplicate certificate shall be signed by the person or by a member of the religious society, institution or organization solemnizing the marriage and returned for recording within ten days to the court which issued the license.
(b) Marriage performed by parties.–If the marriage was solemnized by the parties themselves, the original certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage, attested by two witnesses and retained by the parties contracting the marriage. The duplicate certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage, attested by the same two witnesses and returned for recording within ten days to the court issuing the license.