Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.
“Who better to perform your same sex wedding than an officiant who is in a same sex marriage?. This is the foundation of NOLA Ceremonies. We understand.
NOLA Ceremonies was created by myself, Donna Chauvin – Buffone’ after planning my own same sex wedding a few years ago. It was a challenge to find an officiant who understood my world and my love for my now wife. Same sex marriage was not legal in our home state, so we eloped, without our loved ones present. I wanted a special ceremony on my special day. I did not want judgment. It was personal. Being gay friendly is wonderful, but I would have preferred someone in the LGBT world.. We are elated that our marriage is now recognized in our home state thanks to the Marriage Equality Act.
My wife Annette has since become an officiant. We have performed countless same sex weddings for our community! We are active members in the LGBT community and have enjoyed being part of the Marriage Equality movement. We do not believe that a marriage license is “just a piece of paper”, it is a right that gay and lesbian couples have been denied for way too long. It is OUR right to be exercised if we so wish.
Originally from New Orleans, we now live in Simpsonville, SC and proud to continue to provide LGBT couples with a personalized ceremony according to the beliefs of the couple. The first thing we ask is what the vision of the ceremony is, and we take if from there. All ceremony material is sent to each couple before the ceremony, to be sure it reflects the couple. We offer affordable prices and dependable service. We understand the needs of couples in the LGBT community and will do whatever we can to be accommodating. We know how important the right to marriage is and honor this always. This is why we love what we do!
Sadly, we have couples who have unsupportive family members who do not wish to attend the ceremony. While we cannot change this, we are very supportive of our couples while they make the very best out of their special day, regardless of who is present or not present. We can accommodate couples who wish to marry privately without anyone present. We will not judge, no questioned asked.
We offer a variety of unique ceremonies including handfastings, spiritual, secular, non-religious, non-denominational or commitment ceremony. Casual to formal, private to large groups. Our process is simple and easy; we do not want our couples to be stressed out about the process. Short notice is no problem.
We are an award winning dependable officiant service. You obtain the marriage license and after the wedding we will have it delivered to the courthouse to be filed.
A big congratulations on finding that special someone. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns you may have regarding your very special day!
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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in South Carolina