Winter wedding ceremony
March 6th, 2019

A wedding planner details how an experience with a tardy wedding officiant prompted her to get ordained online. This decision paid off not long afterward when another officiant bailed last-minute and she had to step in and save the day. Continue reading

Wedding officiant with couple
February 13th, 2018

So, you’ve been asked to perform a wedding ceremony. With minister license in hand, you’re just itching to get up to the altar on the big day. But then you realize: there is one important detail you’re unsure about. How much should you charge for an officiant fee? Continue reading

Stephen Heasley, Andrew Borg
January 18th, 2018

A same-sex couple in Pennsylvania was shocked when they opened a package that was supposed to contain programs they had ordered for their upcoming wedding. Instead, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg were treated to roughly 80 copies of a pamphlet titled “Understanding Temptation” that was filled with hateful anti-gay messages. Continue reading

Man marries a goat
December 1st, 2017

When it comes to marriage, they say love knows no bounds. Well, we’re inclined to believe it! This list of odd pairings will leave you scratching your head. From a 106-year-old bride to a woman in love with a building, there sure are some strange couples out there. Continue reading

anti-gay, baker, wedding cake
March 16th, 2016

The debate surrounding the scope of religious freedom has become increasingly contentious over the past year. With the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court, it’s a topic that has received national attention as individual states have introduced legislation … Continue reading

October 6th, 2015

Officiant: Rev. Jon Turino Wedding Location: Portland, Sentinel Hotel, Portland, OR Ordained: June 2, 2015 Contact: Jon Turino Bride and Groom exchanging rings Ring Bearer being thanked for his good job.

October 6th, 2015

Officiant: Rev. Robert Gantt Wedding Location: West Columbia, SC, Asheville, NC Ordained: April 17, 2015 A lovely outdoor wedding! Congratulations to Virginia and Matt!

October 6th, 2015

Officiant: Rev. Kurt A Fondriest Wedding Location: Chicago, Wit Hotel Chicago Ordained: November 12, 2010 Contact: Kurt A Fondriest Deirdra and Gabriel, from The Chicago Wedding Style magazine, Fall 2015, at The Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago loop

October 6th, 2015

Officiant: Rev. Ralph Gebbia Wedding Location: Hopatcong, Asbury Park, NJ Ordained: February 6, 2015 Contact: Ralph Gebbia Lets get Married! Having a blast and playing my part! Lovely couple and now Family! Love is in the Air! You may Kiss … Continue reading

March 5th, 2012

One of the most recent additions to the ULC Monastery’s growing list of celebrity ministers, which includes the likes of talk show host Conan O’Brien, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, and reality T.V. personality Jason Segel, is actress Fran Drescher. … Continue reading