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Everafter Weddings

Saint Louis , MO
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4947 Ringer Road
Saint Louis, MO 63129 US (map)

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314-714-9114

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Romantic, creative weddings anywhere, at any time, by appointment
May I help you create a ceremony of celebration for your wedding?




Weddings Just About... Read more
Romantic, creative weddings anywhere, at any time, by appointment
May I help you create a ceremony of celebration for your wedding?




Weddings Just About Everywhere

Once again we can offer weddings at a reduced rate of $200 for those who want a quiet, intimate ceremony in our home at 4947 Ringer Road, St. Louis, MO 63129. You can have up to 10 people with you (limited parking) In addition to completing all the legal requirements, I give you a bound copy of your wedding. With 24 hours notice in advance, I will create a wreath of fresh roses and herbs for you to keep.


Wonderful Weddings Anywhere And Anytime

I offer weddings anywhere at a standard rate of $350 with exception of winery weddings which are $400. A deposit of $50 is required to secure a date and time. The balance is due on the day of your rehearsal. If your wedding is over 40 miles away from St. Louis, I will charge a small travel fee.

I welcome your ideas for your wedding. It is VERY important to me that we meet before your wedding. You will feel more comfortable at your wedding if we have met before. If you live out of the St. Louis area we'll do conference calls. If you want me to travel we'll have to talk about arrangements. I have married couples in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, Virginia and in Italy.


In the 39 years my husband, Bob LaRouche, retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer/editor/writer, and I have been together, I've experienced the happiness that true love and devotion in marriage can bring. I want others to have that too--all others, so I DO most happily perform same sex ceremonies when invited to do so.

Ours is a second marriage for each of us. Life doesn't always go the way we planned when we were twenty-two. We owe it to ourselves to try again with courage and honor.

Since May 1993 when I married my son, Brandon, to his wife, Paula, I've learned a lot about weddings.

I've learned You want your wedding to be very personal, unique to the two of you, not a canned ritual. You want your children, if you have them, yo be included in the celebration in an appropriate way.

I wrote a ceremony in which the newly married parents make promises to love, respect, teach and protect their children equally. The children, in turn, promise to respect the decisions parents make together; to respect each other and to honor the home that they share. Mutual respect creates trust; rooted in trust and respect, love grows.

In all likelihood, it could be said that, in your hearts, you are already as married as any two people could be. You more than likely already make your home together.

It is my calling to provide wedding ceremonies for any who ask me. I like your ceremony to be unique to your situation. In my life, I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. You may have other beliefs. I honor those. I create ceremonies blending the beliefs of many varied religions, nationalities. customs and traditions. I offer traditional wedding ceremonies that may include such features as sharing a cup of wine symbolizing sharing all things in life; the use of a Nuremburg Wedding Cup so that two may drink from the cup at the same time; a sand ceremony for a couple but even better for those with children; ancient hand fastings, jumping of the broom and my own special binding of the couple with a wreath of fresh roses and herbs. Most brides keep this. It dries very nicely.


My life experience includes eleven years spent as Special Events Coordinator for Famous-Barr Co,(now Macy's) planning major events, celebrity appearances and extravaganzas in the golden years of retail promotions. I have been a publishing writer since 1971, a newspaper editor and I spent two years handling publicity for the State of Missouri Division of Tourism. Nothing much intimidates me and I am pretty unflappable. I've never lost a bride or groom yet.

Now you know all there is to know about me except that I am a right chubby old elf, wear a size 4 shoe. My blood type is O . I'm pretty positive about everything. 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
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, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Amanda
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Sandy was truly amazing! She ensured that our wedding was all that we dreamed of. We even threw a curve ball with some surprise homing pigeons and she rolled with it with two days notice! She was witty and made our guest laugh-it made for a very light-hearted wedding. Just what we were looking for! It felt like we knew her for years! She has interesting stories to tell and is sweet as pie! Thanks for making our day so special.
Sandy was truly amazing! She ensured that our wedding was all that we dreamed of. We even threw a curve ball with some Read more...
Sandy was truly amazing! She ensured that our wedding was all that we dreamed of. We even threw a curve ball with some surprise homing pigeons and she rolled with it with two days notice! She was witty and made our guest laugh-it made for a very light-hearted wedding. Just what we were looking for! It felt like we knew her for years! She has interesting stories to tell and is sweet as pie! Thanks for making our day so special. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of the people who made our wedding so special and unique. Sandy and her husband Bob are an incredibly gracious, kind, and generous couple. It is apparent this is Sandy's calling, as although she makes what she does appear so very natural, we know the effort and time she put into making our day beautifully memorable. She and her husband opened their home and hearts to us, and through inviting us to do the same, she created an amazing, individualized ceremony for us. We are so glad we made the choice to contact her and have her carefully chosen words, oozing of wisdom, as the poetry accompanying the start of our lives together. We will never forget how they treated us, and made us feel on one of the most important days of our lives.
I cannot speak highly enough of the people who made our wedding so special and unique. Sandy and her husband Bob are an Read more...
I cannot speak highly enough of the people who made our wedding so special and unique. Sandy and her husband Bob are an incredibly gracious, kind, and generous couple. It is apparent this is Sandy's calling, as although she makes what she does appear so very natural, we know the effort and time she put into making our day beautifully memorable. She and her husband opened their home and hearts to us, and through inviting us to do the same, she created an amazing, individualized ceremony for us. We are so glad we made the choice to contact her and have her carefully chosen words, oozing of wisdom, as the poetry accompanying the start of our lives together. We will never forget how they treated us, and made us feel on one of the most important days of our lives. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
AMAZING. Had so many compliments on Sandy and our ceremony. It was so perfect and made just for us. She gave us a book of every word of our ceremony and her husband took pictures as a bonus! She sent us the CD of the pictures within a week! She was so amazing and genuine and really got to know us prior to the ceremony. We were a little off the beaten path as a couple and she catered to us perfectly. I could not have asked for a better ceremony or officiant. She was down right amazing and I would recommend her in a heart beat!
AMAZING. Had so many compliments on Sandy and our ceremony. It was so perfect and made just for us. She gave us a book of Read more...
AMAZING. Had so many compliments on Sandy and our ceremony. It was so perfect and made just for us. She gave us a book of every word of our ceremony and her husband took pictures as a bonus! She sent us the CD of the pictures within a week! She was so amazing and genuine and really got to know us prior to the ceremony. We were a little off the beaten path as a couple and she catered to us perfectly. I could not have asked for a better ceremony or officiant. She was down right amazing and I would recommend her in a heart beat! Read less
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schmoore
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Sandy was the best choice for us. We spent a while getting to know each other, she really took an interest in us and our families. Not to mention the attention she paid to our style and religious preferences. She was able to customize our ceremony to fit US and our personalities. She's very responsive and reliable. On top of all this, she's amazing at officiating, her personality and sense of humor made our ceremony not only special but it wasn't BORING! Can you believe it? People will be talking about our ceremony for a long time thanks to Rev. Sandy. We absolutely love her like family.
Rev. Sandy was the best choice for us. We spent a while getting to know each other, she really took an interest in us and Read more...
Rev. Sandy was the best choice for us. We spent a while getting to know each other, she really took an interest in us and our families. Not to mention the attention she paid to our style and religious preferences. She was able to customize our ceremony to fit US and our personalities. She's very responsive and reliable. On top of all this, she's amazing at officiating, her personality and sense of humor made our ceremony not only special but it wasn't BORING! Can you believe it? People will be talking about our ceremony for a long time thanks to Rev. Sandy. We absolutely love her like family. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I contacted Sandy after our original officiant had to back out of our wedding and I was a little concerned that she wouldn't be able to perform the ceremony on shorter-than-average notice, but she was more than willing. She's unique, sweet, entertaining, and very easy to talk with. She performed a ceremony that was personalized just for us and everyone there was speaking fondly of her afterwards. There isn't a single thing I would have asked her to do differently and my husband and I are so happy that we now have memories of a sweet, unique ceremony! I really cannot recommend her enough :)
I contacted Sandy after our original officiant had to back out of our wedding and I was a little concerned that she Read more...
I contacted Sandy after our original officiant had to back out of our wedding and I was a little concerned that she wouldn't be able to perform the ceremony on shorter-than-average notice, but she was more than willing. She's unique, sweet, entertaining, and very easy to talk with. She performed a ceremony that was personalized just for us and everyone there was speaking fondly of her afterwards. There isn't a single thing I would have asked her to do differently and my husband and I are so happy that we now have memories of a sweet, unique ceremony! I really cannot recommend her enough :) Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
When we first met Sandy in person we knew that we had found the right officiant for our wedding. She is charming, sweet, and absolutely adorable in every possible way. The extra little details that she put into our ceremony really made it something special. Her words were heartfelt and sincere, and many of our guests told us that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. We couldn't have made a better choice with anyone else. Thank you so much, Sandra!

PS, Keeva wore the crown of flowers for most of the rest of the night, and we plan on getting it framed to keep forever as a special reminder of that incredible day! Thank you thank you thank you!!! :D
When we first met Sandy in person we knew that we had found the right officiant for our wedding. She is charming, sweet, Read more...
When we first met Sandy in person we knew that we had found the right officiant for our wedding. She is charming, sweet, and absolutely adorable in every possible way. The extra little details that she put into our ceremony really made it something special. Her words were heartfelt and sincere, and many of our guests told us that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. We couldn't have made a better choice with anyone else. Thank you so much, Sandra!

PS, Keeva wore the crown of flowers for most of the rest of the night, and we plan on getting it framed to keep forever as a special reminder of that incredible day! Thank you thank you thank you!!! :D Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

There was never a more perfect day or a more perfect couple. Who would not love these people, not to mention their dog. If was as if the World conspired to make a perfect day for them and I am so happy I got to be there--even if I was afraid of falling off the dock.
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Whitney
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Don't go looking anywhere else because Sandy and her husband Bob are a total gem. We had the perfect ceremony yesterday. It could not have gone any better! The duo work so well together and it was my honor to have them there. She was the perfect fit for us. If you are looking for a genuine and compassionate person to perform your ceremony do not look any further. You will not regret it!
Don't go looking anywhere else because Sandy and her husband Bob are a total gem. We had the perfect ceremony yesterday. Read more...
Don't go looking anywhere else because Sandy and her husband Bob are a total gem. We had the perfect ceremony yesterday. It could not have gone any better! The duo work so well together and it was my honor to have them there. She was the perfect fit for us. If you are looking for a genuine and compassionate person to perform your ceremony do not look any further. You will not regret it! Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Wow that was quick! Thanks Whitney and Justin--we loved being with you and getting to share the happiness that emanated from the two of you. We love love, having been in love ourselves for about 100 years. Thanks for letting us be a part of your day.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We were married on 10.24.15 and used Ever After Weddings for our officiant. I actually found them online while doing a search for an officiant. The company name stood out to me because it reminded me of the movie, Ever After (a take on the Cinderella story). When I met with Sandy, I realized she was perfect. Sandy is kind, funny, quite sassy, and seems to genuinely enjoy marrying people. She went over what she would say, asked my now-husband and I for our input and actually brought me to tears when I realized how special it was going to be.

Sandy was great about answering all of my questions leading up to the big day and was more than willing to incorporate some vows that we had written. Her lovely nature put me at ease.

Fast forward to our rehearsal and a woman named Sarah came up to me and introduced herself as our officiant. I was a bit confused until she explained that Sandy and her husband were having some personal issues and she was filling in. (I knew about these issues but didn't know that Sandy had a "back up" - how nice to know that Sandy was looking out for us!) Sarah was very similar to Sandy in the sense that she was very laid back and go with the flow.

On our wedding day, Sarah's service was great! She had a few prayers, read the vows we had written to each other and made everyone laugh multiple times. She was very free-spirited and that was exactly what we wanted. The only "negative" thing I can say is that everyone stood through our entire service! I'm not sure if that was intentional or if she simply forgot to tell everyone to sit down, but I didn't hear one complaint about it after.

Please look into using Ever After Weddings for your big day - they are wonderful to work with and their price point is great!
We were married on 10.24.15 and used Ever After Weddings for our officiant. I actually found them online while doing a Read more...
We were married on 10.24.15 and used Ever After Weddings for our officiant. I actually found them online while doing a search for an officiant. The company name stood out to me because it reminded me of the movie, Ever After (a take on the Cinderella story). When I met with Sandy, I realized she was perfect. Sandy is kind, funny, quite sassy, and seems to genuinely enjoy marrying people. She went over what she would say, asked my now-husband and I for our input and actually brought me to tears when I realized how special it was going to be.

Sandy was great about answering all of my questions leading up to the big day and was more than willing to incorporate some vows that we had written. Her lovely nature put me at ease.

Fast forward to our rehearsal and a woman named Sarah came up to me and introduced herself as our officiant. I was a bit confused until she explained that Sandy and her husband were having some personal issues and she was filling in. (I knew about these issues but didn't know that Sandy had a "back up" - how nice to know that Sandy was looking out for us!) Sarah was very similar to Sandy in the sense that she was very laid back and go with the flow.

On our wedding day, Sarah's service was great! She had a few prayers, read the vows we had written to each other and made everyone laugh multiple times. She was very free-spirited and that was exactly what we wanted. The only "negative" thing I can say is that everyone stood through our entire service! I'm not sure if that was intentional or if she simply forgot to tell everyone to sit down, but I didn't hear one complaint about it after.

Please look into using Ever After Weddings for your big day - they are wonderful to work with and their price point is great! Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you, my dear. The "personal issue" at hand was that my 81 year old husband was being treated for Stage IV throat cancer. He asked me not to do multiple weddings in a weekend. After 6 mo. of intense treatment, this week we received the news that he is cancer free. He is still quite fragile. In the late stages of his treatment, I asked Sarah Kaiser to join my staff based on her exuberant nature, education, manner of expression and calling to this work. I needed to be prepared in the event of the worst happening . We have been blessed and I intend to respond to marriage requests myself as well, now that Bob is getting stronger.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First of all, Sandy and her husband Bob are an amazing couple! There is nothing like sitting at a table while getting to know each other, and figuring out that they are the relationship that anyone and everyone would want for their future. It is very clear that Sandy takes her job seriously, and that she really enjoys the work that she does. She had a list of questions that she went through upon the first meeting and these questions are very simple, but really got into who we were as a couple, and she got to know more and more about us. The simple questions turned into stories and soon enough she knows everything she needs to know to make the most personal and beautiful ceremony speech possible. She hit everyone's heart in some way at our ceremony- we laughed, we cried, and we thought about the work and dedication that love requires. Throughout the night tons of guests would comment on the ceremony and remind us of how special and personal it really was. Lots of people even thought she was a relative or someone who has known us a long time. --- Overall I would recommend Sandy to anyone! She made our ceremony so special to us, and we will never forget her and Bob as we aspire to have a relationship just like theirs one day.

Thank you Sandy and Bob!!!
First of all, Sandy and her husband Bob are an amazing couple! There is nothing like sitting at a table while getting to Read more...
First of all, Sandy and her husband Bob are an amazing couple! There is nothing like sitting at a table while getting to know each other, and figuring out that they are the relationship that anyone and everyone would want for their future. It is very clear that Sandy takes her job seriously, and that she really enjoys the work that she does. She had a list of questions that she went through upon the first meeting and these questions are very simple, but really got into who we were as a couple, and she got to know more and more about us. The simple questions turned into stories and soon enough she knows everything she needs to know to make the most personal and beautiful ceremony speech possible. She hit everyone's heart in some way at our ceremony- we laughed, we cried, and we thought about the work and dedication that love requires. Throughout the night tons of guests would comment on the ceremony and remind us of how special and personal it really was. Lots of people even thought she was a relative or someone who has known us a long time. --- Overall I would recommend Sandy to anyone! She made our ceremony so special to us, and we will never forget her and Bob as we aspire to have a relationship just like theirs one day.

Thank you Sandy and Bob!!! Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you, my darlings. I don't need to even say how much I loved your wedding and getting to e a part of it. Bob and I are trying for another ten years together. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.
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Sharon
Wedding:
10/4/2015
5.0/5.0
My wedding was so beautiful because of the personal vows that Sandy wrote- she is an awesome lady and the whole wedding was a work of art- I could not imagine anything more touching than the ceremony that Sandy wrote and officiated. My husband agrees with me ! We were so touched and I've never been to a wedding that was as personal as this one!
My wedding was so beautiful because of the personal vows that Sandy wrote- she is an awesome lady and the whole wedding Read more...
My wedding was so beautiful because of the personal vows that Sandy wrote- she is an awesome lady and the whole wedding was a work of art- I could not imagine anything more touching than the ceremony that Sandy wrote and officiated. My husband agrees with me ! We were so touched and I've never been to a wedding that was as personal as this one! Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Sharon and John honored me by asking me to perform their ceremony. Old friends and it was a touching and wonderful event for me too. I even stayed for wedding cake because I love almond flavored cake.

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