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A Blessing From Above Ceremonies & Services

Virginia Beach , VA

LOCATION

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 US (map)

PHONE

757-617-4541

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ABOUT US

Hello couples! I am Rev. Launa Byrd. Since my Ordination in 2008 when I began joining couples in Matrimony, I committed my heart & have embraced all who have genuinely come forward to... Read more
Hello couples! I am Rev. Launa Byrd. Since my Ordination in 2008 when I began joining couples in Matrimony, I committed my heart & have embraced all who have genuinely come forward to me, regardless of belief, background, family situation, or lifestyle. No couple has ever been turned away. I sincerely believe that the key elements of a successful marriage go far beyond what a couple may look like together, what they believe in, or how they live. It is the daily practice of open communication, mutual honesty, good listening, and supportive friendship with your spouse that makes a successful marriage. Life can be challenging enough with career, family, finances, and more. That committed friendship can help a couple weather the toughest of storms TOGETHER! My hope is that all couples find that in their union together, and that I can begin that journey for them on their wedding day!

Your Wedding Day is the most blessed of days! I design it your way. Ordained through the Church of Christ & Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia, I design ceremonies according to your beliefs. Simple and Short, or Romantically designed with Detail to express your deeper feelings. I personally sit and meet with ALL couples. For those from Out of Town, SKYPE is the free video chat where we can meet face to face.

Sand or Rose ceremonies, Celtic Hand Fasting, and even a sentimental Family Promise for children of blended families, can all be part of your Wedding Ceremony experience. My Designer Package can offer these and so much more, and INCLUDES your Rehearsal at no extra charge. All venues & locations welcome! I am available for travel throughout the Southside and Peninsula Area of Hampton Roads. I do not require Premarital Counseling. FREE consultation available.

I would also like to extend an invitation to you to watch a one minute video below, featuring my Ceremony Services at the esteemed OceanAire Luxury Resort in Virginia Beach! The resort chose to feature the Wedding Services of my husband and I in their promotional advertising. My husband, a professional Wedding Dj of 25 years, often partners with me at many of the receptions following ceremonies I perform. Together, we have an all-inclusive package for many of our clients detailed under Special Deals here! Feel free to ask about this.



I sincerely look forward to meeting you!

Blessings,

Rev. Launa Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baptist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NC, VA

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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing!! She was flexible with time, place, wardrobe (our wedding was very casual and unique). She went over everything and was very organized. It went perfectly!! She even suggested things I hadn't thought of. We are having our formal wedding in October and will be using her again!!! Thanks so much Rev. Launa!!!
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing!! She was flexible with time, place, wardrobe (our wedding was very casual and unique). Read more...
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing!! She was flexible with time, place, wardrobe (our wedding was very casual and unique). She went over everything and was very organized. It went perfectly!! She even suggested things I hadn't thought of. We are having our formal wedding in October and will be using her again!!! Thanks so much Rev. Launa!!! Read less
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Jasmyne
Wedding:
12/23/2016
5.0/5.0
She is great!! she will work with you and make your day so much smoother. I would refer her to anyone that asks.. and it doesn't hurt that she is so nice and sweet.
She is great!! she will work with you and make your day so much smoother. I would refer her to anyone that asks.. and it Read more...
She is great!! she will work with you and make your day so much smoother. I would refer her to anyone that asks.. and it doesn't hurt that she is so nice and sweet. Read less
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Ryann
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Our experience was great! Rev Byrd and his wife are a lovely pair! They came to our rescue at the last minute! Rev wore a white shirt I requested at last minute when we originally decided on a different color shirt. I really liked that our happiness was their main goal. Rev arrived promptly on time and called ahead of time to assure me he was on the way! I give 5 stars all around and without a doubt recommend for the next couple. We are also planning to do our youngest sons dedication with them. Thank you guys.
Love,
The Freeman family
Our experience was great! Rev Byrd and his wife are a lovely pair! They came to our rescue at the last minute! Rev wore a Read more...
Our experience was great! Rev Byrd and his wife are a lovely pair! They came to our rescue at the last minute! Rev wore a white shirt I requested at last minute when we originally decided on a different color shirt. I really liked that our happiness was their main goal. Rev arrived promptly on time and called ahead of time to assure me he was on the way! I give 5 stars all around and without a doubt recommend for the next couple. We are also planning to do our youngest sons dedication with them. Thank you guys.
Love,
The Freeman family Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife Leah and I were Married back in October with Rev. Launa, we couldn't have chosen anyone better for our wedding, she was attentive to our requests and schedule when needing to meet with her. She was very patient with us and was open to changes. She took the time to appreciate our families out of town and country during the ceremony; everybody loved her. From beginning to end she made everything go smooth with helping us set up our vows and the rest of the wordings to make our wedding day go great :) we would definitely recommend her :)
My wife Leah and I were Married back in October with Rev. Launa, we couldn't have chosen anyone better for our wedding, Read more...
My wife Leah and I were Married back in October with Rev. Launa, we couldn't have chosen anyone better for our wedding, she was attentive to our requests and schedule when needing to meet with her. She was very patient with us and was open to changes. She took the time to appreciate our families out of town and country during the ceremony; everybody loved her. From beginning to end she made everything go smooth with helping us set up our vows and the rest of the wordings to make our wedding day go great :) we would definitely recommend her :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
A Blessing From Above provides excellent service for a great price. Both Launa and her husband were very accommodating and flexible when plans changed. Our ceremony changed drastically about one month prior to the official date and Launa adjusted as needed - going out of her way to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. She tailored the ceremony beautifully to our personalities, stayed in touch throughout the entire process, responded quickly to emails, and even drove through two feet of water to make it to our wedding! We could not have had a better experience with anyone else!
A Blessing From Above provides excellent service for a great price. Both Launa and her husband were very accommodating and Read more...
A Blessing From Above provides excellent service for a great price. Both Launa and her husband were very accommodating and flexible when plans changed. Our ceremony changed drastically about one month prior to the official date and Launa adjusted as needed - going out of her way to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. She tailored the ceremony beautifully to our personalities, stayed in touch throughout the entire process, responded quickly to emails, and even drove through two feet of water to make it to our wedding! We could not have had a better experience with anyone else! Read less
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Dwayne
Wedding:
9/24/2016
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If you want someone who will provide you with many options but patiently allow you the time to make the ultimate decision...then you need "A Blessing From Above" (ABFA). If you want someone who will join in and help out at the ceremony to ensure it's a success...then you need ABFA. If you want someone who will speak from the heart and tear up your audience...then you need ABFA.

We used them for renewing our vows on the beach and ABFA exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them to anyone needing similar services. We can't say enough about them!
If you want someone who will provide you with many options but patiently allow you the time to make the ultimate Read more...
If you want someone who will provide you with many options but patiently allow you the time to make the ultimate decision...then you need "A Blessing From Above" (ABFA). If you want someone who will join in and help out at the ceremony to ensure it's a success...then you need ABFA. If you want someone who will speak from the heart and tear up your audience...then you need ABFA.

We used them for renewing our vows on the beach and ABFA exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them to anyone needing similar services. We can't say enough about them! Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Where to start? After 10 years of being together, my fiancee and I set a date. Then, decided we wanted to get marred at the beach. I began to look around at different beaches and seen that Virginia Beach was beautiful, as well as offered the perfect place we wanted to say our vows to one another. However, it being my first time getting married, it was overwhelming, and looking at places or venues was discouraging, at first. I then begin to look for someone to do our ceremony. I found Blessings From Above Ceremonies and Services. The name alone was like a sign. However, after contacting them, Launa was quick to return my reply. She explained what services she offered, the different packages, and even gave me some idea of what I wanted, as well as where to look but I did not know it yet.

After our first phone conversation, I was excited to get started on the resources she supplied. She kept in contact with me states away and helped me whenever I needed her. The resources she provided was so helpful and I was able to get the perfect photographer, along with other services we wanted. My fiancee at the time (now husband) and I Skyped with her to meet and talk about our vows. She helped and broke everything down to where we could have the perfect ceremony for us. She was quick to get the ceremony together and send it to me for approval. She also answered all my questions in regards to being prepared to get our marriage license once we got to Virginia Beach.

She was on time, professional, sweet, caring, and we just loved her. She made everything operate smooth and successful with the ceremony. If you have second thoughts about choosing her or her husband to perform your services, give her a call, and her professionalism and compassion for what you want your perfect day to be will put your mind at ease.

I hope your Wedding Day was a great as mine.

Thank you Launa, We love ya and hope one day we will be able to have you renew our vows!
Where to start? After 10 years of being together, my fiancee and I set a date. Then, decided we wanted to get marred at Read more...
Where to start? After 10 years of being together, my fiancee and I set a date. Then, decided we wanted to get marred at the beach. I began to look around at different beaches and seen that Virginia Beach was beautiful, as well as offered the perfect place we wanted to say our vows to one another. However, it being my first time getting married, it was overwhelming, and looking at places or venues was discouraging, at first. I then begin to look for someone to do our ceremony. I found Blessings From Above Ceremonies and Services. The name alone was like a sign. However, after contacting them, Launa was quick to return my reply. She explained what services she offered, the different packages, and even gave me some idea of what I wanted, as well as where to look but I did not know it yet.

After our first phone conversation, I was excited to get started on the resources she supplied. She kept in contact with me states away and helped me whenever I needed her. The resources she provided was so helpful and I was able to get the perfect photographer, along with other services we wanted. My fiancee at the time (now husband) and I Skyped with her to meet and talk about our vows. She helped and broke everything down to where we could have the perfect ceremony for us. She was quick to get the ceremony together and send it to me for approval. She also answered all my questions in regards to being prepared to get our marriage license once we got to Virginia Beach.

She was on time, professional, sweet, caring, and we just loved her. She made everything operate smooth and successful with the ceremony. If you have second thoughts about choosing her or her husband to perform your services, give her a call, and her professionalism and compassion for what you want your perfect day to be will put your mind at ease.

I hope your Wedding Day was a great as mine.

Thank you Launa, We love ya and hope one day we will be able to have you renew our vows! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
9/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Great service for a great day. We were very happy!!!!!!!
Great service for a great day. We were very happy!!!!!!!
Great service for a great day. We were very happy!!!!!!! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
8/18/2016
5.0/5.0
On my daughters most spectacular day I could not find a better officiant than Launa Byrd. She is sensitive to your my daughter and her husbands needs, she has compassion for special circumstances and situations that are unique to your own personal wedding needs. Launa even goes above and beyond her job a lot of times. I would not only highly recommend her, but I would even go as far to say that she is the BEST in the business. Tailoring a seremon special for each and every wedding she officiated. Thank you Launa for all you did in making this a moment I will never forget as a mother.
On my daughters most spectacular day I could not find a better officiant than Launa Byrd. She is sensitive to your my Read more...
On my daughters most spectacular day I could not find a better officiant than Launa Byrd. She is sensitive to your my daughter and her husbands needs, she has compassion for special circumstances and situations that are unique to your own personal wedding needs. Launa even goes above and beyond her job a lot of times. I would not only highly recommend her, but I would even go as far to say that she is the BEST in the business. Tailoring a seremon special for each and every wedding she officiated. Thank you Launa for all you did in making this a moment I will never forget as a mother. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Launa is wonderful. She is not only very professional, but she is personable as well. I felt very comfortable with her from the moment we spoke on the phone. She was attentive and very genuine. I knew she would handle our small ceremony with care. We did not have a rehearsal prior to our ceremony. However, no one could tell because Reverend Launa made sure we knew exactly what to do by providing us with an overall plan. She guided us so well on our special day! We appreciate her services and I think she would be great for anyone considering a wedding in the Virginia Beach area.
Reverend Launa is wonderful. She is not only very professional, but she is personable as well. I felt very comfortable Read more...
Reverend Launa is wonderful. She is not only very professional, but she is personable as well. I felt very comfortable with her from the moment we spoke on the phone. She was attentive and very genuine. I knew she would handle our small ceremony with care. We did not have a rehearsal prior to our ceremony. However, no one could tell because Reverend Launa made sure we knew exactly what to do by providing us with an overall plan. She guided us so well on our special day! We appreciate her services and I think she would be great for anyone considering a wedding in the Virginia Beach area. Read less
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DEALS

A Complete Wedding Ceremony & Reception Event Package
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Promo Code: COMPLETE EVENT   $100 Value
I am always available for Officiant Services only. When Music, & Microphones are needed for the Wedding Ceremony & Reception, I often partner with my husband Patrick Byrd, a Professional DJ Host of 25 years, also listed here on Wedding Wire. His event rate with a Timeline Agenda & Dance Floor Lighting is $1000 for the day. For Clients requesting our combined services of Officiant & DJ, the rate is $1250. This includes my Designer Ceremony Package with Rehearsal for $250, normally priced at $350.
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