The Modern Officiant

Category: Officiant and Celebrants

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5495 Old National Highway suite b 18 108, Atlanta, GA 30349, USA


Welcome to The Modern Officiant, a distinguished black-owned wedding officiant service based in A tlanta, Georgia, that specializes in non-traditional and LGBTQ+ weddings. Owned and operated by Jemelle Wooten, a dedicated wife, mother, and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, The Modern Officiant is more than just a wedding officiating service—it's a celebration of love, commitment, and inclusivity.

Our Founder's Passion and Purpose

Jemelle Wooten's journey as an ordained minister and licensed officiant began in 2016 when she recognized a crucial need in the Atlanta wedding scene. Her own experience in planning a wedding highlighted the absence of an officiant who resonated with the LGBTQ+ community while also embracing non-traditional weddings. With unwavering support from her wife and a fierce dedication to Marriage Equality, Jemelle became The Modern Officiant.

Crafting Your Dream Ceremony

Your journey with The Modern Officiant starts with the desire to commemorate your love and lifelong commitment. Whether you're opting for a spontaneous elopement, a civil ceremony, or a grand wedding surrounded by loved ones, Jemelle is committed to creating the ceremony of your dreams. Her primary mission is to craft a heartfelt and unique memory that you, along with your guests, will cherish forever.

Officiant Services Offered:

The Modern Officiant offers a range of ceremony types, including civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, single religion, and vow renewals. While specializing in non-traditional and LGBTQ+ weddings, Jemelle happily officiates for all couples who are deeply in love. Her services encompass:

Wedding Officiating:

Whether it's an intimate elopement, a civil ceremony, or a grand wedding celebration, The Modern Officiant is dedicated to making each ceremony a cherished memory. Every ceremony is crafted with care, incorporating traditions and rituals that hold meaning to the couple.

Marriage Consultation and Enrichment:

Going beyond the wedding day, The Modern Officiant offers marriage consultation and enrichment services. This investment into the future helps couples navigate the journey of marriage, focusing on building a strong and lasting relationship.

Personalization and Customization

At The Modern Officiant, personalization is key. Jemelle's dedication to understanding each couple's unique story and crafting a script that truly resonates sets her services apart. She's eager to weave in any traditions, rituals, or elements that hold significance to you. Unity ceremonies and family traditions are lovingly incorporated, ensuring that your ceremony is a reflection of your relationship's depth and the love you share.

The Process Unveiled

The journey towards your dream ceremony involves several meaningful steps:

  • Initial Consultation: Jemelle believes in compatibility. A free, no-obligation consultation allows you to discuss your ceremony's important elements while getting to know each other. This meeting, typically held via Zoom, ensures she's the perfect officiant for you.
  • Booking The Modern Officiant: When you decide to work with Jemelle, an electronic contract will be provided upon your compatibility confirmation. After signing the contract and paying the retainer fee, your wedding date is officially reserved.
  • Capturing Your Essence: Through a couple's questionnaire, Jemelle gathers insights into your personalities, relationship, and love story. This information serves as the foundation for crafting your personalized and custom wedding ceremony.
  • Writing Your Vows: Personal vows are encouraged, reflecting your unique connection. Jemelle is ready to support you throughout this process. For those who prefer, heartfelt "repeat after me" vows are also available.
  • Your Special Day: The culmination of your journey arrives—the wedding day. Jemelle delivers a ceremony tailored to your beliefs, desires, and personalities, capturing the essence of your love.
  • Post-Ceremony Care: Jemelle signs your marriage license and, unless otherwise specified, files it with the appropriate court. She provides a copy of the signed license, certified mail tracking number, and name change guidance.

Going Beyond the Ceremony

Jemelle's dedication extends beyond officiating. As a certified Premarital Counseling Facilitator and Relationship Coach, she assists couples in preparing for the journey after the wedding, offering invaluable guidance for the life you're building together.

Diverse Services for Your Perfect Day

The Modern Officiant's services include:

  • Wedding Officiating: From elopements to lavish weddings, Jemelle presides over all types of ceremonies, incorporating traditions and rituals that matter to you.
  • Marriage Consultation and Enrichment: Ensuring your marriage thrives post-wedding, Jemelle offers guidance to help couples navigate the challenges and joys that come after the celebration.

Inclusive Love for All

The Modern Officiant embraces love in all its forms. While specializing in non-traditional and LGBTQ+ weddings, Jemelle is proud to officiate for any couple. The message is clear: love transcends gender, and every couple's journey deserves to be celebrated.

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