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 Connie Jones-Steward, MA  

Your Los Angeles  Wedding Officiant, Life-Transitions Celebrant tm and Marriage Coach

Hello, I’m Rev. Connie Jones-Steward: award-winning  Los Angeles based wedding officiant, practicing minister, and blogger-in-chief at Talking WedI’ve served couples and families from the Southern California area and the world at large  for eight years and FYI, my wedding ceremonies are legal throughout the United States. I’m glad that you are considering  having me stand with you on your wedding day.

If you are a fun-loving and modern couple  on a mission to find an equally fun-loving and modern wedding officiant or non-denominational minister to solemnize your union, then you've found that officiant!  With you as my muse, I create unique wedding ceremonies that are inspiring, relevant, sometimes a little offbeat but always upbeat. The  ceremonies that I craft always strike the appropriate chord between the joyous and the sacred. 

The Love Story Story wedding, written from the answers to your Love Story homework, is the most in-depth and personal ceremony that I offer. However, every ceremony that I write, even the elopement ceremonies, is different from the last and contains elements of you; your beliefs, your personalities, your ideas and visions. I do not work on the cut and paste method of ceremony creation and I don't ask that you piece together a ceremony from a list of pre-written modules. However, we will certainly work to include any reading or passage that you want included.

If you've read this far and are still interested then you might like to read more about me here. You can also click here to fill out the form to request a consultation. I strive to make my business as paperless as possible, therefore we can conduct the entire meeting, planning and billing process via Skype, telephone and the Internet or we can meet in person over coffee.

Call me if your wedding officiant needs include any of the following: African-American wedding traditions or any other cultural wedding traditions, agnostic weddings, backyard weddings, beach weddings, civil weddings, earth centered weddings, elopements, gay weddings, goddess centered weddings, handfastings,  holiday-themed weddings, home weddings, humanist weddings, lesbian weddings, non-denominational weddings,  same-sex weddings, secular weddings, public park weddings, reiki weddings, restaurant weddings . 

As a ceremony celebrant I also offer the following services: baby naming ceremonies, business blessings, house blessing, funerals and memorial services.

Love Story Weddings

Full-scale, personalized weddings that reflect who you are as a couple. These weddings are developed based on the unique love story that the two of you share.


Barefoot on the beach  or in your own living room, no wedding is too big or small. I take just as much delight in performing your small beach or backyard elopement as she does in your large scale, full size wedding.

Baby Blessings & Namings

Non-denominational baby blessing and naming ceremonies are a wonderful way to welcome children who have been newly added to your family via birth or adoption.

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