Ash Grove, MO
Professional Officiant is a full service Christian wedding officiating service. We offer ceremonies from simple to complex, brief to extended, traditional to accentuating the spiritual aspects of the Christian wedding. We can provide very basic ceremonies to more complex ones with additions such as special music, unity sand, candles, tree plantings or other unity ceremonies, communion, poems, readings and more.
We provide the highest quality Officiant who will care about you and this most special day and will put forth the effort to make it a truly memorable occasion. The ceremony is the center piece and focal point of this most important day, having the service conducted professionally and attentively will make it a very special occasion.
You will have an Officiant that cares about your needs, arrives on time for meetings, planning sessions, rehearsals and events, customizes the service to meet your needs, assists with proper paper work completion and provides assistance with wedding ceremony etiquette and decorum. We offer full wedding ceremony coordination services for an additional fee.
We will work with most wedding scenarios from short notice situations to the elaborately planed.
We will work in most any venue such as a, church, chapel, hall, ballroom, home, barn, indoors or outdoor and even exotic locations.
We are a Non denominational distinctly Christian service. It is our belief that the Christian wedding is a covenant ceremony.
Mark 10:6 - 9 (NKJV) 6But from the beginning of the creation, God â€˜made them male and female.â€™ 7â€˜For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8and the two shall become one fleshâ€™; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.â€
We believe marriage is intended to last a life time therefore we also offer premarital and marital coaching and related resources.
Our Mission: Provide couples with the best quality wedding ceremony possible in accordance with Christian wedding values and their individual needs and wants along with the support needed to assist them in having a marriage that last a life time.
Our Purpose: To assist people in understanding the gravity of the Christian marriage commitment and to equip them for marital success in order to help them have happier marriage and family relationship for generations.
Our Goal: To manifest the love of Christ while empowering people to have happy successful marriages.
Bud Shackelford has been a credentialed minister since 1984 and performed his fist wedding in 1985. Before that he was involved in speech and debate in high school, was a member of the National Forensics League and an award winning public speaker.
Bud has done weddings in almost every circumstance imaginable from marrying a gentleman to his mail order bride to performing a ceremony in a moving ambulance for a couple of EMTs. He has also solemnized vows in large churches, small chapels, houses and out doors.
Bud himself has been married since 1985 and has performed scores of weddings in three different states.
What I do when it is wedding time. I conduct rehearsals to make sure everyone knows where they are going, when they are going, what they are doing and what they are saying in order for everyone to be comfortable come wedding day.
Whether it is a small private outdoor wedding, a large church wedding, a small house affair or a large outdoor event we can do it.
From the seating of the family to the giving of the bride and the charge to the parties we are ready for what is next. If you wish to include unity sand, a unity candle, a tree planting, a personal communion (I will conduct the Eucharist for you according to your Christian tradition) we can included it.
If you wish to do a single or double ring ceremony we can do that for you as well.
I will carefully walk you through the reciting of your vows, pray a prayer for you, and pronounce a blessing over you.
Then comes everyoneâ€™s favorite partâ€¦ The Kiss!
Then I have the privileged of introducing you for the very first time.
I will be available for the receiving line and will guide you and assist you with the completion of the competition of the necessary legal paper work.
Finally, we will have a good time. If you are having a wedding and you are not having fun you are not doing it right.