Watch this space! We will be offering pop up weddings in a public space near you! Just show up with your valid license and your fiance for a quick wedding ceremony! Be sure to book online and pay in advance!
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AN UNUSUAL AFFAIR
Your Wedding Officiant
Finding a wedding officiant who understands and embraces your idea of a wedding ceremony or vow renewal is sometimes limited to the traditional. That’s why I decided to open An Unusual Affair. I will help you plan and deliver your unusual wedding ceremony. Whether it is cosplay, steampunk, any kind of science fiction or your imagination is the limit, I will help you to create your perfect wedding ceremony and serve as officiant to solemnize your vows. We also offer, regardless of where you may live, written ceremony scripts that range from the traditional to full cosplay. I am a registered officiant in the State of Ohio and can officiate in other states that do not require registration (or given enough time, can meet those requirements).
We are happy to work with couples from all types of backgrounds. We are available for all types of weddings including traditional and LGBTQ couples. Your ceremony should be a reflection of your relationship and your values. We will work with you to create a custom ceremony that is as unique as you are! There are many options available where we will be as involved as you desire – we are able to blend into the background and simply present the usual traditional ceremony to dressing as your favorite cosplay character and deliver an in character ceremony tailored to your event. Although we are licensed in Ohio, An Unusual Affair LLC is willing and able to travel and work within your state’s requirements to ensure that your wedding ceremony complies with local and state laws and regulations.
We believe that we offer VALUE as professional, licensed officiants. We are reliable and experienced in reflecting your relationship through the ceremony. A recent article that researched the benefits of hiring a professional officiant can be found here:
Both of our officiants have an abundance of experience in professional writing and delivery in front of very large audiences. Deborah has a BSOE from Wayland Baptist University and Dale has a BA from Texas Lutheran University (both completed the required biblical courses in addition to other course work). Both worked in the Federal Government in senior leadership positions where delivery of speeches in front of large audiences took place. Deborah was a Senior Executive for the Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. She was stationed at the Pentagon for 8 years and frequently delivered complex presentations to other senior leaders as well as subordinates that numbered over 700. Dale is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and was a financial analyst for the Air Force while stationed at the Pentagon. He routinely had to defend multi-million dollar expenditures to senior leaders and provide program support across the Pentagon.
An Unusual Affair, LLC is a woman-owned and veteran owned small business.
In addition to the civilian service to our country, Deborah grew up as an Air Force Brat and Air Force Wife and lived all over the world (many states as well as Turkey, Germany, and Japan). Dale spent over 20 years in the Air Force and retired as a MSgt. Both are very well traveled, have spent time in every US State and territory as well as visited many foreign countries.
AN UNUSUAL AFFAIR, LLC SERVICES
Services We Provide
Many couples are looking for something just a little different so that their wedding day is truly special. Their wedding may focus on a theme (from traditional to cosplay), but it may be difficult to find an officiant who can add authenticity to the ceremony! We believe the wedding ceremony should fit within the theme. The ceremony should accurately reflect your unique ceremony, not just a generic script. We pride ourselves on working with couples to create ceremonies that are personal and memorable.
We also offer cosplay events to make your proposals, engagement announcements, gender reveals, invitation to the prom, corporate events, you name it, really shine! Thinking of making something extra special? Contact us!!
NO COST CONSULTATION
ARE WE RIGHT FOR EACH OTHER? LET'S TALK!
We believe that your wedding is all about you. Who knows what you want in your wedding ceremony better that you? We offer a no cost consultation to discuss your ceremony needs. This will be a 30 minute discussion to find out what you envision for your ceremony and whether we can provide it. We can arrange to discuss by phone, Skype, FaceTime, or depending on your location, in person. We will talk about the date, time of day, venue location, venue amenities, how you want the ceremony to reflect your relationship, all the important things to discuss with your officiant. We will answer any questions you have, discuss cost and what it includes - we believe in transparent pricing. If we agree that we are a match and choose to work together, I will ask you for a 50% nonrefundable deposit. Once I receive the deposit, your date is secure and we will begin working with you to create your magical wedding ceremony.
YOU, YOUR FIANCEE, AND THE OFFICIANT
Our simple ceremonies and elopement services provide the option of meeting at a local venue (home, park, sun rise, sun set, etc) OR a location agreeable to all.
Our simple civil ceremonies are only available Sunday through Thursday and are short, standard civil ceremonies that includes the couple and the officiant. We mail the marriage license to your county via certified mail. Simple ceremonies start from $125 plus travel.
We offer the option of just completing the legal documents and mailing it to your county via certified mail. This is a super simple process that meets the State of Ohio's requirements of declaration of intent and pronouncement of marriage. This must be done in person. Prices starting from $125 plus travel.
For the elopement, we create a personal, simple wedding ceremony specifically for you. The price may be impacted by the distance our officiant has to travel. Elopements start from $175!
ULTRALITE CEREMONY SERVICES
SMALL, INTIMATE, PERFECT
Many of our couples opt for our Ultralite Ceremony for a small and intimate gathering of family and friends. Our officiant travels to your venue, crafting your perfect ceremony, delivering the ceremony at your location in front of your guests of up to 100 people, and filing your marriage license with your county. An option is for the officiant to lead your rehearsal. Same day rehearsals are no charge!
STUNNING AND MEMORABLE
This is a longer, more intricate ceremony custom crafted to ultimately reflect your relationship and love in front of your 100+ guests. We will create the perfect ceremony that includes readings, lyrics, unity ceremonies, and any additional elements that you choose to include in your ceremony. Our officiant travels to your venue. You may make this the elaborate wedding ceremony of your dreams!
COSPLAY WEDDING CEREMONY
COSPLAY, FOR YOU!
This is the first of two cosplay wedding ceremony options. In the Enhanced cosplay wedding ceremony, our officiant will heavily research your cosplay, create a character (subject to your approval), and deliver the ceremony as part of your cosplay wedding event. All other wedding requirements (writing the ceremony, completing the official paperwork, submitting your marriage license to your county) will be completed.
ULTIMATE COSPLAY WEDDING CEREMONY
LIVELY AND FUN FULL ON COSPLAY!
This is the ultimate in cosplay wedding ceremonies. In addition to all the other features in the Enhanced wedding ceremony, our officiant will not only create the character and deliver your wedding ceremony in character, they will perform fully as the character for your entire wedding event. Our officiant will become the cosplay character, officiate your ceremony, and participate in your reception in character. This involvement is subject to your approval and you are encouraged to participate in creating opportunities for the character to interact with your guests throughout the event.
WANT TO MAKE YOUR PROPOSAL OR ENGAGEMENT PARTY SPECIAL? MAKE IT COSPLAY!
When it comes time to propose or announce your engagement, why not incorporate a little cosplay? It's not as big of a commitment as making the full ceremony a cosplay event, but it's very innovative! Contact us to make your proposal, engagement announcement, or vow renewal a cosplay event. We will work with you to make your event extra special!