Los Angeles Wedding Officiant & Celebrant
Hello, I’m Officiant Connie Jones-Steward: award-winning Los Angeles based wedding officiant, Life-Transitions Celebrant (tm) and inter-faith minister. I am also blogger-in-chief at Talking Wed. I understand and welcome that today's modern couples come from diverse religious and cultural traditions. I have over a decade of experience that I will use to create a ceremony for you that is inclusive, respectful of your input and honoring of your uniqueness. I am happy to work with all couples and perform dozens of interfaith, intercultural and LGBT weddings every year. No matter what type of wedding ceremony you are planning, I will work with you to create something that is perfect in your eyes and that turns your vision into your reality.
I am based in Southern California and have experience working at some of Los Angeles and Orange County's finest wedding venues and with some of the areas premier wedding planners. In addition I am well versed in California's marriage license laws and can offer you advice on how to obtain your license. In addition I will professionally carry out the filing of your license after the ceremony and assist you in dealing with any license related issues that may arise.
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 include
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. For your convenience and for the good of the environment I encourage that consultations, signings and the billing process be conducted via the Internet. However, if you prefer, we can meet over coffee to discuss your plans,
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 life-transitions celebrant (tm) 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.
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.