My name is Sondra Peeden. I am a wife, a mother, an ordained minister, a counselor, and a life coach among other things. My husband Antonio and I have been happily married for 17 years and counting. I love working with people; whether through my advocacy work, counseling couples and families, or meeting with community groups, I love to see people working toward positive goals.
Coupling was created so that I could consolidate my activities and make it easier for those seeking my services to understand the scope of what can be done. As a minister, I perform weddings and elopements, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, baptisms, baby blessings, memorial services and funerals. As your wedding officiant, I can help you have the civil, religious, or interfaith ceremony of your dreams. I studied and became an ordained and fully licensed minister as a natural outgrowth of my own faith and work, and I love to bring couples together and create families. I feel blessed every time I am able to facilitate a couple's wedding process, from engagement to wedding day, and beyond.
Based on information about the wedding couple, your relationship and love story, likes and dislikes, I create a ceremony tailored to you. Even if you decide to use one of my standard ceremonies, I always incorporate personal touches throughout the wedding ceremony to make it unique to each couple - your love story and circumstances will be the focus. Fully customized ceremonies are available by request as well. I make sure, that no matter what, all of the legal necessities are fulfilled from the language used during your ceremony to the filing of your certificate.
My fees range from $200 for a simple elopement, to $3000 depending on the time of your ceremony, location, level of customization, rehearsals and other factors. We offer reasonable payment plans and accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, money orders, and paypal.
No wedding is too big or too small. I have officiated elopements in private homes where I had to provide the witness, and elaborate affairs with hundreds of guests and large wedding parties. This is your day and the details need to reflect your desires. It is my honor to serve you, allow me to help you begin your happily ever after. Forever is built moment by moment.