A true romantic and believer that love wins, Wedding Officiant, Jacqueline is open to officiating any couple without judgement and stands by her motto: everyone deserves to love freely. Whether you want to write your own vows, or would like Jacqueline’s assistance, she is open-minded and flexible. With her, your dream wedding can become a reality! View our Wedding Services below.
As your Wedding Officiant, I will provide you with the dedicated time and attention your ceremony deserves to create a customized life-long memorable experience.
Virtual Consultation & Unlimited calls and emails
Ceremony Script & Vow Writing Assistance
Signing and filing of your marriage license
Travel up to 40 miles from zip code 44123
(further distances can be discussed)
Just For 2:
For the couple that wants no frills, just a simple ceremony for the two of you. This includes:
Modern or Traditional Ceremony Script
Marriage License Filing
Travel up to 15 miles from 44123 zip code
(further distances can be discussed)
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
30-45 minute premarital coaching sessions designed to bring about awareness to key points of a successful marriage through The SYMBIS Assessment which is built on a growing mountain of research that reveals what is most effective when it comes to pre-marriage education. Personalized assessments are unpacked with a certified SYMBIS Facilitator that carefully guides the couple through the findings.
Being prepared for a wedding does not equal being prepared for a marriage
41% of divorced couples say lack of pre-marriage preparation contributed to their divorce
Deposit/Payment Methods for
My Wedding Services
*PayPal can be made here: paypal.me/weddingsbyjacqueline
Frequently Asked Questions
How much advance notice do you need in order to book a wedding?
As your wedding officiant, I try to be as flexible as possible and have been called upon with as little as two hours notice. For prime wedding months (May-September), I would recommend contacting me about 6 months in advance if possible.
Where do you perform your wedding services?
As a wedding officiant, I can officiate weddings all over Ohio – backyards, beaches, parks as well as your living room with your family and dog (I have performed the latter one several times), the location is up to the couple.
Why should I choose you instead of another wedding officiant?
As your wedding officiant, I strive to make sure that the wedding service process is smooth, customized for the couple and as stress-free as possible.
Do you need a deposit?
As your wedding officiant, I do require a deposit for my wedding services, along with a short, one-page agreement, to confirm and hold your date. The balance of the payment must be paid prior to beginning the wedding ceremony.
How long is a typical ceremony?
The details of your ceremony will determine the length. Typically, it can last about 15 – 25 minutes.
What do I need to bring to the wedding ceremony?
The most important thing to bring is your wedding license. I will fill out my portion as the wedding officiant and sign it at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Do we pick from several different ceremony templates and you just insert our names?
I believe that everyone is different and the love that brought you together is unique. We start by talking over the phone and, if possible, we meet in person so that I can find out more about you as a couple. From there, we go through some ideas about the wedding service you prefer together and form a customized ceremony.
What do you wear?
When you choose me to be your wedding officiant, I can dress in any way that you like, I'm flexible. Typically, it will be business casual unless otherwise specified. Most couples do not request that I wear my Minister's Gown.
Do you only do religious ceremonies?
No, I am a wedding officiant that is open to perform any ceremony of any faith, and non-denominational as well.
Who writes our vows?
Because this is your ceremony it is totally up to the couple. As your wedding officiant, I can create the traditional vows, but to make it more personal it helps when the couple includes some words to personalize your wedding service experience. I always try to provide the couple with a draft prior to the ceremony for approval and for adjustments to be made.
Where are you legally able solemnize marriages?
As a wedding officiant, I am authorized to solemnize marriages in Ohio, as long as the couple has a valid marriage license.
When can we get a copy of our official marriage license?
A “recorded” copy of your marriage license is generally available FROM THE PROBATE COURT about 2 weeks after your wedding. Some courts automatically send you a copy once it’s been filed, others require you to request a recorded copy. To get yours from Cuyahoga County Probate Court, you can either go in person or make your request by mail. Further information is available on Cuyahoga County Probate Court website.
What if I can't find my question listed here?
Any questions that were not answered above feel free to ask me ask by email or phone.
What type of deposit/payment methods do you accept?
PayPal can be made here: paypal.me/weddingsbyjacqueline
What wedding venues can you perform your wedding services?
As a wedding officiant, I can perform wedding services at these venues:
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dunham Tavern Museum
ThornCreek Winery (Aurora)
100th Bomb Group Restaurant
78th Street Studios
Windows on the River
Happy Days Lodge
Bay Arts – Irene Lawrence Fuller House
Sun Valley Party & Banquet Center
House of Blues
Tudor Arms Hotel
The Tanglewood Club (Chagrin Falls)