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Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies

Johnson City , TN
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Johnson City, TN 37601 US (map)

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ABOUT US

We marry “PEOPLE” who are in love regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or previous marriages.



Each beautiful and distinctive wedding... Read more
We marry “PEOPLE” who are in love regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or previous marriages.



Each beautiful and distinctive wedding ceremony is created and customized to be uniquely yours. You will have the opportunity to select the descriptions of love and marriage that best resonate with the two of you and choose exactly the words of the vows and promises you will make to one another.



Spiritual, non-denominational, interfaith, multi-cultural, civil or secular. Your ceremony will reflect the spiritual tone that best agrees with your personal beliefs. All spiritual paths and cultural backgrounds are honored.


Formal, traditional, contemporary, casual or themed. Any location. Pre-prepared ceremonies are also available for those who prefer or only require a simple basic ceremony. Elopements and short-notice weddings also welcome. All of our ministers and officiants are open-minded, non-judgmental, and experienced professionals. (Both male and female available.)



Regularly serving Tennessee, Kentucky, southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, and adjoining areas of SC, GA, AL and IN. Other areas upon request.



To help you strengthen your relationship and start your marriage off on a firm foundation, we are pleased to offer an optional premarital counseling course which you can complete in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The course is available to everyone, but provides a special opportunity for Tennessee residents to save $60 on their TN marriage license.



Additional customized special services are available including vow renewals, baby welcoming and naming, memorial services/celebration of life, commitment ceremonies, animal blessings, home and business blessings. Ceremonies can be created to celebrate any occasion, and we welcome your inquiry about your special life event. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
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, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA

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Rev. Claiborne provided an amazing unforgettable ceremony for our wedding. The setting was as beautiful as the service and her words touched our hearts. We can not thank her enough or recommend her services enough to repay the joy and happiness she legitimized for us today. Thank you in every way possible
Our New Family
Rev. Claiborne provided an amazing unforgettable ceremony for our wedding. The setting was as beautiful as the service and Read more...
Rev. Claiborne provided an amazing unforgettable ceremony for our wedding. The setting was as beautiful as the service and her words touched our hearts. We can not thank her enough or recommend her services enough to repay the joy and happiness she legitimized for us today. Thank you in every way possible
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Anonymous
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Out of all of the tasks for our wedding, finding the officiant seemed the most daunting. My husband and I do not belong to a church and we are not very religious, but we wanted something more than a standard justice of the peace wedding script. It was important to us that we found someone who would be willing to listen to our ideas and help us to craft something that would fit our personalities and beliefs. We are so glad we found Rev. Carolyn and Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies! Rev. Carolyn was very responsive. After a few phone calls and email exchanges, we knew she was the right choice. She provided some great information and helped us to finalize the ceremony in plenty of time. Rev. Doug conducted the actual ceremony, and he was great! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted! We would highly recommend Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies!
Out of all of the tasks for our wedding, finding the officiant seemed the most daunting. My husband and I do not belong to Read more...
Out of all of the tasks for our wedding, finding the officiant seemed the most daunting. My husband and I do not belong to a church and we are not very religious, but we wanted something more than a standard justice of the peace wedding script. It was important to us that we found someone who would be willing to listen to our ideas and help us to craft something that would fit our personalities and beliefs. We are so glad we found Rev. Carolyn and Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies! Rev. Carolyn was very responsive. After a few phone calls and email exchanges, we knew she was the right choice. She provided some great information and helped us to finalize the ceremony in plenty of time. Rev. Doug conducted the actual ceremony, and he was great! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted! We would highly recommend Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/18/2015
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Rev. Carolyn made everything so easy, but it was incredibly special. Her ceremony was so perfect, and felt so personal. We could not have been more pleased. I'm thrilled that we found Carolyn. I would recommend her services completely and without reservations.
Rev. Carolyn made everything so easy, but it was incredibly special. Her ceremony was so perfect, and felt so personal. We Read more...
Rev. Carolyn made everything so easy, but it was incredibly special. Her ceremony was so perfect, and felt so personal. We could not have been more pleased. I'm thrilled that we found Carolyn. I would recommend her services completely and without reservations. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
4/18/2015
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Working with Rev. Claiborne to perfect all of the details involved in our wedding was a wonderful experience. She was thorough, professional, and so kindly spoken! Rev. Valerie was the officiant at our wedding, and she did an amazing job! Thank you so much, Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies!
Working with Rev. Claiborne to perfect all of the details involved in our wedding was a wonderful experience. She was Read more...
Working with Rev. Claiborne to perfect all of the details involved in our wedding was a wonderful experience. She was thorough, professional, and so kindly spoken! Rev. Valerie was the officiant at our wedding, and she did an amazing job! Thank you so much, Distinctive Wedding Ceremonies! Read less
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Wedding:
4/11/2015
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They truly made my day special. People have told me it is the best ceremony they been to because it was so detailed. It was customized and unique to our culture and values. I would recommend this vendor to anyone!
They truly made my day special. People have told me it is the best ceremony they been to because it was so detailed. It Read more...
They truly made my day special. People have told me it is the best ceremony they been to because it was so detailed. It was customized and unique to our culture and values. I would recommend this vendor to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Rev Claiborne did an amazing service for us and I would highly recommend her. My husband, myself, and our baby were the only attendees with no guests and she made sure her friend took pictures for us so we could have memories from our special day. She was very flexible and was willing to do our ceremony on Easter Sunday with only a few days notice. Thanks Rev Claiborne!
Rev Claiborne did an amazing service for us and I would highly recommend her. My husband, myself, and our baby were the Read more...
Rev Claiborne did an amazing service for us and I would highly recommend her. My husband, myself, and our baby were the only attendees with no guests and she made sure her friend took pictures for us so we could have memories from our special day. She was very flexible and was willing to do our ceremony on Easter Sunday with only a few days notice. Thanks Rev Claiborne! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Rev. Carolyn was the absolute best choice for us as an officiant to preside over our wedding. As a lesbian couple our first thought was that we wanted to be completely comfortable with the person officiating our wedding. She went above and beyond to find out stuff about us and our relationship to make us comfortable. She called and spoke with each of us and kept up with us right up until the wedding. She even came to our requested location which was up at the top of a mountain. We had a phenomenal experience with her. She was very professional and all around perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know who needs an officiant to do their wedding.
Rev. Carolyn was the absolute best choice for us as an officiant to preside over our wedding. As a lesbian couple our Read more...
Rev. Carolyn was the absolute best choice for us as an officiant to preside over our wedding. As a lesbian couple our first thought was that we wanted to be completely comfortable with the person officiating our wedding. She went above and beyond to find out stuff about us and our relationship to make us comfortable. She called and spoke with each of us and kept up with us right up until the wedding. She even came to our requested location which was up at the top of a mountain. We had a phenomenal experience with her. She was very professional and all around perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know who needs an officiant to do their wedding. Read less
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Lori Ann
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Claiborne was very responsive and professional, as well as warm and personable. She was sensitive to our needs and traveled to another state to perform our ceremony, as our marriage is not legal in our home state. She had a back-up plan in place in case of inclement weather, which, luckily, we didn't have to use, but it was nice to have the security. With her several choices of ceremony styles, I can recommend her services to all couples.
Rev. Claiborne was very responsive and professional, as well as warm and personable. She was sensitive to our needs and Read more...
Rev. Claiborne was very responsive and professional, as well as warm and personable. She was sensitive to our needs and traveled to another state to perform our ceremony, as our marriage is not legal in our home state. She had a back-up plan in place in case of inclement weather, which, luckily, we didn't have to use, but it was nice to have the security. With her several choices of ceremony styles, I can recommend her services to all couples. Read less
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taylor
Wedding:
10/30/2014
5.0/5.0
First off Rev. Carolyn is a lifesaver.Our original officiant was not going to be able to attend, and he decided to tell me this 4 days before the wedding. PANIC MODE. That night we started the hunt for someone new and my stepmom found Distinctive Wedding services. Well I called them the next day, and was able to directly speak with Rev. Carolyn. Thankfully she was available, otherwise I don't know what we would have done! We talked over the phone and through email through the next few days figuring out how to do the ceremony. She also gave advise and suggestions to make the ceremony last just a little longer, and other handy advise that I don't think anybody else would have thought of. SHe is a lifesaver and my now husband (!!!!) and I thank her very much. SHe is super professional and knows what she is talking about. Even though we had an extremely short time to get things together, because of her we were able to get it done and have an absolutely wonderful ceremony. She offers many of services and I highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married.
First off Rev. Carolyn is a lifesaver.Our original officiant was not going to be able to attend, and he decided to tell me Read more...
First off Rev. Carolyn is a lifesaver.Our original officiant was not going to be able to attend, and he decided to tell me this 4 days before the wedding. PANIC MODE. That night we started the hunt for someone new and my stepmom found Distinctive Wedding services. Well I called them the next day, and was able to directly speak with Rev. Carolyn. Thankfully she was available, otherwise I don't know what we would have done! We talked over the phone and through email through the next few days figuring out how to do the ceremony. She also gave advise and suggestions to make the ceremony last just a little longer, and other handy advise that I don't think anybody else would have thought of. SHe is a lifesaver and my now husband (!!!!) and I thank her very much. SHe is super professional and knows what she is talking about. Even though we had an extremely short time to get things together, because of her we were able to get it done and have an absolutely wonderful ceremony. She offers many of services and I highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
They made our wedding perfect they were lovely I could of not asked for a better service. We originally were gonna have a pig ion forge wedding but got ripped off and the rev preacher never called back after we payed and refused to give us our money back we found u guys the ratings were correct their the best u won't regret nothing I promise love ya all thanks again Joanna and Oscar
They made our wedding perfect they were lovely I could of not asked for a better service. We originally were gonna have a Read more...
They made our wedding perfect they were lovely I could of not asked for a better service. We originally were gonna have a pig ion forge wedding but got ripped off and the rev preacher never called back after we payed and refused to give us our money back we found u guys the ratings were correct their the best u won't regret nothing I promise love ya all thanks again Joanna and Oscar Read less
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