Choosing the right wedding officiant is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning process, because the way your ceremony feels will be something you and your families will remember forever. Dr. Mayowa Lisa Reynolds will work closely with each couple to create a fully customized ceremony that celebrates their unique relationship, and we never deliver a generic “cookie cutter” script.
Dr. Mayowa Lisa Reynolds, aka mama Mayowa, performs many religious and secular wedding ceremonies each year, and will create a memorable, heartfelt experience for you and your wedding guests. For more information on our values and philosophy, read our ABOUT section. Whether you are interested in something short and sweet, or a complicated interfaith wedding ceremony, we are happy to collaborate with you to make your wedding ceremony exactly what you’re looking for.
We offer a simple, convenient booking process which will make planning your wedding ceremony easy and fun. Each wedding ceremony package includes the following:
Initial Consultation – We want you to feel totally comfortable booking our services. We will hold your wedding date for up to 10 days after your consultation if the deposit is not paid, so you will have plenty of time to speak with them and make a decision before you need to sign a contract. Once you’ve signed your contract and paid the 50% deposit, your officiant will be in touch to schedule a planning meeting. This meeting normally happens in person, but it can also be done via video or phone call as well. Your officiant will ask you questions about what you feel is important to include in your ceremony and get to know the two of you and learn about your relationship. This information will help your officiant in writing your ceremony to make sure it reflects your beliefs and personalities.
Ceremony Editing – Following your consultation, Dr. Reynolds will write a short draft of your ceremony and email it to you for your review. You can revise your draft ceremony as much as you’d like until it is the exact wedding ceremony you want, and then simply email your edited draft back to your officiant. We want it to feel perfect – if you need additional suggestions or guidance, she is happy to help, as well.
The Ceremony! – Your officiant will arrive at your wedding early to get ready for the processional. We are more than happy to work with other wedding professionals, and are perfectly comfortable with photographers taking pictures anywhere they would like during the ceremony. Dr. Reynolds will deliver the exact ceremony you’ve discussed, and create a wonderful experience for you and your guests.
OPTIONAL SERVICES – Premarital and couples counseling are available, as well. Counseling services help you to strengthen your bond as a couple and prepare you for marriage, as well as providing longevity. We also have elopement ceremonies available, as well.
We would love to find out more about you and your wedding plans – to find out more about our services or to check our availability for your wedding date,