wedding officiation

photo by Elizabeth Oakes

Are Weddings A Legal Requirement?

To be legally married you need two things: a marriage license and a solemnization (the fancy word for "wedding ceremony"). Your solemnization can be big or small, with or without all the wedding furbelows, but at a minimum you must give your consent before a qualified officiant to be legally married.

Elizabeth Oakes is a qualified officiant who serves at weddings both large and small. The goal: to make getting married easy, and to embrace your story, values, and style at the moment of your marriage--whatever those may be.

Whether it's an mountaintop elopement or an intimate party in the heart of the city, whether your values are faith-based, spiritual, or non-religious (or somewhere in between), I'll deliver your ceremony with joy and respect. That's my job.

I'm happy to create bespoke texts for one-of-a-kind weddings, or perform our famous on-demand civil ceremony for your short-notice nuptials.

However you go about it, I wish you a wonderful wedding!