How I officiated 600+ Wedding Ceremonies
I have performed over 600 wedding ceremonies in the past 20 years. It’s kinda of a crazy story really – how I became a minister and ended up performing so many ceremonies.
In 2007 I bought a then 16 room Bed and Breakfast on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio, Texas called The Inn on the Riverwalk. As you can imagine, I had accumulated rather a large mortgage to go along with the property and needed to generate money where it was available. At the time, we were not doing any weddings. One day, a lady called me and asked if we did weddings. The past owner had done a few, so I said yes, not having ANY idea what I was getting myself into!
Later in the conversation, she asked, do you know of a non-denominational minister to perform the ceremony? I said, “No, but I’m sure I can find you someone”. By the end of the day, after dreaming about making the $350 per ceremony charge that others on google were demanding, it struck me like lightening. “Wait a minute”, I said to myself. “Aren’t I ordained?” I quickly investigated the laws in Texas and found, eureka, another source of income! I could legally perform the ceremonies at the B&B. So, after doing that first ceremony, I came up with a template, and long story short in the 8 years I owned the business we hosted well over 600 weddings and receptions.
The best part of the ceremony is when they exchange the vows. It warms my heart. I love being so up close to the intimacy, the scary, the dramatic and the romantic celebration of love between two people. It’s been a blessing that a long time ago, not knowing that I would ever be such a part of so many intertwining lives, I was ordained.
I would be honored and delighted if you are so called to invite me to celebrate your special day with you. I perform ceremonies all over the United States but mostly serve San Antonio to Austin, Texas area. Please contact me at 512-456-5869 for further details.