Your Ceremony is the heart of your Wedding and your Officiant is the heart of your Ceremony.
Your ceremony sets the tone.
The ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. It is the moment when your family and friends witness as you enter into the most important agreement of your life, the moment when you become partners for life.
In our many years of experience performing wedding ceremonies, both Penelope and I have had the honor of joining thousands of couples in this most sacred bond. We would be honored to be chosen to do your ceremony.
What to expect from your wedding officiant.
The officiant will meet and get to know you, and learn about your dream wedding. If you live out of the area, we can have a phone interview then communicate by phone, text or email.
Penelope and I have performed weddings in nearly all of the local wedding venues. So whether your dream wedding is on the beautiful beaches, in a park, at a chapel, a historic building in the charming downtown, the Aquarium, on a dock, a boat, or your family’s backyard — you choose the venue and we’ll be there to make your dream come true with the beautiful ceremony that joins you in marriage. We are equally comfortable in any location.
Reverend LeeAnn Politis
Reverend LeeAnn Politis welcomes you to the barrier islands of southern North Carolina and invites you to plan your beach wedding on one of the pristine beaches in her little corner of the world. Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, or Bald Head Island! Read More
Reverend Penelope Morningstar
Penelope Morningstar was ordained in 1994 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in NYC upon graduation from the New Seminary. She immediately began performing ceremonies for weddings, baby blessings and memorial services in the Piedmont region of North Carolina then moved to the Wilmington area in 2000 where she expanded her ministry of services. Read more.
Ceremony designed specifically for you
The words we say at weddings are like no other. They are spoken from the heart and touch all who hear. They should be meaningful and memorable. You will want the words to reflect your relationship and be compatible with your beliefs. I will provide sample vows, readings, and blessings for you to choose from whether you prefer a sacred or civil ceremony.
I can suggest unique ceremony ideas to enhance your own traditions. You might consider the ‘Unity Candle or the Unity Sand ceremony,’ the Celtic Handfasting Ceremony, ‘knot tying,’ or the ‘Lei ceremony.’ You may wish to have a friend or family member do a reading, or to remember deceased loved ones. Ultimately the ceremony will be what you have chosen, your own unique version.