What areas do you serve?

I proudly serve all of New Jersey, New York City, and Eastern Pennsylvania including but not just Philadelphia.

We have no idea where to get started with our license.  Can you help?

I can!  The state of New Jersey publishes all the information you need to start the marriage certificate process at this web address:  http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/registration-vital/marriage-licenses/

If your ceremony will take place in another State besides New Jersey, you will want to Google marriage license application procedures for your State, County or City (County if you will be married in Pennsylvania for example, or if you will be married in New York City, you'll want to look up the City's marriage license application process)

Do you accommodate non-religious and interfaith couples?
Yes, in fact this is my specialty.  As part of my Premier package, I write a unique ceremony from scratch for every one of my couples.  I have proudly delivered ceremonies for couples practicing a broad range of beliefs, including agnostic and atheist couples.  No matter what your spirituality or belief system, I pride myself on my ability to build just the ceremony you want.  And with my Premier package, you get to review and approve the ceremony well ahead of time, so you will have everything you want, and nothing you don't!

Do you have experience marrying same-sex couples?

I do indeed!  Through my first two years as an officiant, nearly all of my weddings were for same-sex couples.

Do you have sample ceremonies we could look at for inspiration?

I do.  Please just let me know you are interested in seeing my samples, and I will send you some, with no obligation to you.  Please just note these original ceremonies remain my own intellectual property and I reserve all of my rights in their regard, including my right not to have them put to use without my express written consent.

What helpful resources can you recommend?  

For even a simple wedding, there is plenty to do.  I can recommend some free resources to help you like checklists that are available online, and I'll advise you however I can.

Reverend Stephan, are you a Christian minister?

My ordinations are through the Universal Life Church and the Church of Spiritual Humanism, which are all-inclusive churches recognized everywhere I perform weddings.  I was baptized in the Danish Seaman's Church in Brooklyn and raised in a progressive Lutheran household right here in New Jersey.  I do not preach, I simply officiate beautiful, legally-valid weddings.  I have delivered ceremonies from simple to elaborate for couples from a very broad range of religious traditions, and whatever yours is, I am sure I can deliver a ceremony you will always cherish. 

Do you offer pre-Cana or any similar instruction?

I'm afraid I do not provide pre-Cana instruction. 

Did you build this website yourself??

I sure did!  How did you know?

Reverend Stephan Jorgensen, Wedding Officiant


Which Wedding Ceremony package is right for you?

For quick pricing information, please reach out to me via phone (texts welcome) at (732) 798-0084, or by clicking here to use my handy contact e-mail form on my Contact page.

I am proud to offer competitive ceremony and rehearsal pricing.  My Premier ceremony package is a full-service experience including complete advanced review of your ceremony and unlimited revisions to it well ahead of your wedding.  If your wedding is just a week or two away however, ask me about the quick Express package instead.  See just what you get with each option on my What You Get page by clicking here

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