1) Signature Sand Art Heart, Unique Sand Ceremony & Horn Shell Herald Included
INCLUDED at no extra charge in ALL ceremonies performed by our Wedding Minister/Officiant! We create a sacred space for the couple to stand in: grooming the sand into a heart with seashells border. Also includes our unique sand ceremony with keepsake glass heart-shaped bottle with cork, AND at the end of the ceremony, our Officiant blows the Shell Horn Herald! See it here…
2) Rehearsal (optional) $100 + travel fee
Please ask us about our popular, graceful, no-cost alternative to a typical rehearsal. If you ARE Rehearsing with us, it must be scheduled outside of sunset times and no weekends please. Read more…
3) Officiant or Minister Services $300
FYI: a different special fee for active Military/Police/Fire/EMS by bride or groom, or for vows renewal, or no license needed, and all winter dates! Experience sublime, fun and personalized Officiating for ANY couple (since 2004 actually), male or female Officiants, custom vows from traditional to creative to non-religious. This includes a sand ceremony and bottle, shell horn herald, your dress code, keepsake copy of vows, license filing afterward, all consultations (unlimited phone, text, emails, etc), and unlimited referrals for other services. Read more…
4a) All Photography Services & Albums, Wall Prints, Etc.
Margo Ross Sears is experienced, reliable and very talented (800+ weddings & sessions). Her work is on the covers of 4 magazines! Licensed and insured, her award-winning images make delivery on a USB flashdrive in 2-6 weeks. She is a talented professional commercial artist (fine and graphic) too. Read more…
4b) Best Photo Pkg for Elopement, $500/1 hr
Have 1-hour of photos to cover your simple short wedding+group shots+a few portrait shots, done by Margo with Enhancements and normal delivery time. (CLICK HERE to learn what Enhancements are), receive all images on a USB flashdrive, unlimited printing and e-sharing, FOR LIFE by Couple. See page 2, first column, on Regular Contract.
4c) Budget Photos Pkg for $395/1 hr
For couples with a small budget, there is 1-hour of photos by Margo with No Enhancements and 5-8 weeks delivery time. (CLICK HERE to learn what Enhancements are.) Receive all images on a USB flashdrive, unlimited printing and e-sharing, FOR LIFE by Couple. See page 2, first column, on Regular Contract. To assist you, upon request, we can discuss payment installments before your wedding date arrives.
5) Videographer Services $316
Since 1988, Mr. Bob Collins is an experienced, fast, kind, expert who is a fun, talented and reliable professional videographer. No travel fee between Holden Beach NC to Georgetown SC (farther locations with travel fee). Because Bob is an outside Vendor, prior payment in full is needed AFTER he confirms availability. Read more…
6) Children’s Vows $5
For children to say “I do” in a fun and meaningful way, accepting their new family member. Most kids simply say “I do” in unison, or nod & smile.
7) In-Laws or All-Guests Vows $5
Your loved ones all say “I do” together in response to customized wording, in support of your new marriage.
8) Fresh Flowers, $ varies as follows
Hand-delivered, tax included, perfectly custom-made by a local professional florist, your personal choice of color, style and flower types! We email you detailed instructions on how to order. See more bouquet styles HERE. Because this is an outside Vendor, prior payment in full is needed. Items:
- Bridal bouquet–by professional florist, domestic flowers/greens, your colors, your flower types, $100
- With exotic imported blooms, add $35/bunch for 1 bouquet & boutonniere
- Cascade shape, add $50
- Boutonniere $15
- Bridesmaid bouquet $50 (2/3rd size of Bridal)
- Mini-bouquet $25 (1/2 size, for little girls, moms, toss)
- Corsage $20
- Bag of rose petals $14 and $19 (estimate 300-500 petals)
- Head wreath / Crown: $50 and up
- Dog collar wreath (on actual nylon snap/buckle collar) $50 and up
- Arbor sprays, single stems, and table pieces. Ask us for prices!
9) Baby Blessing / Baptism / Christening $150
Indoors or outside, customized ceremony wording, YOUR spirituality honored, any guests/family may participate as you wish, your dress code, includes keepsake, framable, customized Baby Certificate and using holy water or lavender oil. By David or Margo. Read more…
10) Celtic Handfasting, simple style $25
During ceremony, an ancient symbolic bonding of your right hands with ribbons! A heartfelt, custom promises/vows are declared while Officiant places 1-6 cords or ribbons around your hands (temporarily). Bring your own lovely 3-ft. cords/ribbons to ceremony.
11) First Gifts Ceremony: Red Rose or Seashell $5
At end of ceremony, the first gift between the Couple which becomes an anniversary tradition in the future. Use 2 red roses or gift-quality seashells (you supply).
12) Gratitude Gifting $30
During ceremony, the Couple gives a beautiful, special keepsake seashell to parents/in-laws or whomever, and Officiant speaks customized words of around how the shells represent appreciation and love. We supply 1-4 gorgeous gift seashells which your recipients keep.
13) Wishing Stones Toss $20
At beginning of ceremony, each person gets 3 small, clean stones and is invited to the water’s edge. The Officiant then leads everyone to make 3 (non-religious) wishes while making 3 throws, as a group, into the ocean. Fun, grounding, a bit therapeutic, and POPULAR! We supply clean stones.
14) Celtic Stones Toss $20
At beginning of ceremony, A releasing of the Old, and welcoming of the New! Everyone gets 3 small stones and is invited to the water’s edge. The Officiant leads everyone to make 3 throws into the ocean, as a group, while Officiant says 3 Celtic spiritual blessings. Fun, grounding, a bit therapeutic, and POPULAR! We supply clean stones.
15) Family Broom Jump $5
At the end of the ceremony, the couple, family, and/or friends jump the Marriage Broom in honor of the union, of marriage, or new beginnings, new families, or re-commitment to own marriage. Bring your decorated, special broom!
16) Rings Blessing or Warming Services $10
During the ceremony, all guests touch and bless the couple’s wedding rings as they pass them around safely in your sheer fabric drawstring bags.
17) 4 Gifts from the Deep $35
During the ceremony, Couple places four total strands of keepsake seashell lei’s on each other while 4 blessings are repeated: for Patience, Joy, Love, and Connection. We supply unique, handcrafted Seashell Lei’s you keep. See example pics on this page.
18) Native American Rite of 7 Steps $10
During the Ceremony, after Minister calls the indigenous 7 Directions, the couple takes 7 Steps together, while making 7 custom vows. We supply easy-read cue cards!
19) Jewish Smash the Glass $5
At end of ceremony, the Officiant describes and blesses of the ancient Hebrew ritual for the groom or couple to stomp on wrapped light bulb, with a group “Mazel Tov!”
20) Keepsake Marriage Certificate $10
Suitable for framing, a formal, lovely custom graphics, your full names/ date /location on fine, thick certificate paper, corners clover-notched, embossed golden foil seal, hand signed commemorating your wedding day! See example pic on this page.
21) Sweet Honeymoon Basket $50
Champagne or red wine or white wine or sparkling juice (your choice); 2 glass flutes; glass jar Candle; wooden matches; handcrafted-by-Margo honey & goatmilk Honeymoon Soap; a Carolina whelk seashell; your choice of a large dark, milk, or white Godiva™ Chocolate bar; Keepsake Marriage Certificate (above); packed in a colorful, pretty basket and bow! See example pic on this page.
22) Sweetheart Basket $80 or $30 upgrade
An upgrade from the Honeymoon basket, BUT with all 3 Godiva™ chocolate bar flavors, and a finer drink and fancier basket decor with candle, matches, honey soap, Carolina whelk shell, Keepsake Marriage Certificate (above); packed in a colorful, pretty basket and bow, or upgrade in Packages with basket (MUST order at least 1 week in advance).
23) Soulmate Basket $100 or $50 upgrade
More upscale, larger basket, premium Godiva™ chocolate truffles box in all flavors, your choice of finer wine or 2 non-alcohols, other finger foodstuffs, 2 special soaps, larger finer milled Candle, wooden matches, romantic and (useful) beach-y souvenirs, more quality NICE seashells, finer glass flutes, plus fanciest basket decor: Keepsake Marriage Certificate (above); packed in a colorful, pretty basket and bow, or upgrade in Packages with basket (MUST order at least 2 weeks in advance).
24) Live Flute Serenade $30
Rev. David Sears plays the wooden, Native American-style cedar or crystal Love Flute (or the White Flute in wet weather) at whatever point you wish: bride entrance, groom entrance, guests seating, first dance on the beach, etc. Hear him play…
25) Chairs, Arbor or Decór Services
Available through other Vendors and we have recommendations: read more…
26) Tying the Knot $10
After the Rings, tie your half of a SUPER simple fisherman’s knot (we show you how), then together you pull the 2 half-knots into One whole knot! Displays well in a shadow box later! We supply 2 satin-y, white, thick, ropes that David meticulously prepares by personally hand-lashing the ends neatly.
27) Memorial $5 & up
Custom wording at beginning of the ceremony memorializing any loved ones not present–simple or elaborate.
28) PA System & Music $50
We set up & break down our cordless, 100-watt portable, self-contained speaker and amplifier, 1 wireless mic, 1 handheld mic, and iPod/cellphone hookup and little device cords, all on a 4-6ft. stand. At ceremony only. Your recorded music or ours!
29) Authentic French Gourmet Reception Dinner $800 & up
By a 2x Iron Chef winner (who is from France!) at the delicious and historic Brentwood Restaurant in Little River SC, for a minimum of 10 people for 3 hours with several lovely and useful extras. $800/off-season; or $950/prime-season, and over 10 ppl requires additional fees. Read more…
“Thanks for all your help! You two have made this process very easy and not at all stressful. You are so much warmer and nicer and more real than most officiants we’ve contacted. We are so grateful we found you. We feel so much better about this whole thing – we know you really understand what we want. It’s such a huge relief!” ~ Jessie & Tony