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Everafter Weddings

Saint Louis , MO
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4241 Summit Knoll Drive
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 $150 for those who want a quiet, intimate ceremony in our home at 4947 Ringer Road, St. Louis, MO 63129. You can have up to 6 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 but checks can be made payable the day after your wedding. Due to the price of gas, if your wedding is over 40 miles away from St. Louis, I will have to charge a travel fee but I use a figure far less than the federal government allotment per mile.

I welcome your ideas for your wedding. We need to plan this together. It is VERY important to me that we meet before your wedding. I will, but I prefer not to marry strangers. 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, Arizona, Virginia and in Italy (Yes, they really did fly us to Italy and put us up for the wedding.)

In the 38 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. 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. (They are still married. Bob and I have ten wonderful, perfect grandchildren from our blended family of seven children.)
I have, as of April 2015, married 950 couples.

This is what I've learned from the couples I've married: You want your wedding to be very personal, unique to the two of you, not a canned ritual. If you, like my husband and I, are fortunate enough to have children, you want them to be included in the celebration in an appropriate way.

Remembering our very hot July wedding day with our combined 7 children, I wrote a little 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.


I've learned that, in all likelihood, it could be said of you two, that, in your hearts, you are already as married as any two people could be. You more than likely already make your home together. I know you could "just live together," but you want to make public and legal, the private promises you have already made to each other in a beautiful and memorable ceremony before your friends and family. I love being a part of that moment.

It is my calling to provide wedding and Christening 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 them. 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.

On February 12, 2012 I created a new ceremony for those who are spiritual if not religious and who may want to honor nature. I made an Earth Bowl into which the couple added elements of fire, wind, water and earth. Open my Portfolio to see photos of just a few of my weddings.

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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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. She is funny, genuine, and just loves what she does. We spent about 2 hours with her in her home and knew immediately that she would be the perfect person to marry us. She did a great job on our wedding day - We received so many compliments on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. Weeks after my family is still talking about how wonderful she was. I would recommend her to any bride!
Sandy was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. She is funny, genuine, and just loves what she does. We Read more...
Sandy was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. She is funny, genuine, and just loves what she does. We spent about 2 hours with her in her home and knew immediately that she would be the perfect person to marry us. She did a great job on our wedding day - We received so many compliments on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. Weeks after my family is still talking about how wonderful she was. I would recommend her to any bride! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Elizabeth. You know it was a joy to be at your wedding. I loved your families and you were so relaxed and had so much fun that everyone else did too.
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Karen
Wedding:
9/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was a vow renewal and Sandy prepared the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. She made us laugh and cry with her understanding of us and our wonderful life that we share. She listened to what we wanted and she captured so much of our lives in her words. Sandy brought a joy and wonder to our day that we will cherish forever. We plan on rereading the ceremony every year as we continue to grow in our love. All in all she and Bob made our special day one that we will cherish and revisit via pictures and words often.
Our ceremony was a vow renewal and Sandy prepared the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. She made us laugh and cry with Read more...
Our ceremony was a vow renewal and Sandy prepared the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. She made us laugh and cry with her understanding of us and our wonderful life that we share. She listened to what we wanted and she captured so much of our lives in her words. Sandy brought a joy and wonder to our day that we will cherish forever. We plan on rereading the ceremony every year as we continue to grow in our love. All in all she and Bob made our special day one that we will cherish and revisit via pictures and words often. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

We were in an English Woodland Garden and it was a magical time for all of us.
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Julie
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I couldn't recommend Sandy enough. The wedding was on the 11th and I keep hearing compliments to send to her regarding how well she did and how fun she made the ceremony and rehearsal. I knew Sandy would be the officiant for me long before I was even engaged. I had known her through Facebook and she has a way of writing and presenting her personality online that is always so wonderful, honest and witty and it translated beautifully over to my event when it was finally time for Ed and I to be married. Some of the highlights were her sense of humor, her uniqueness, and "tying" our hands with the flower crown she made. She listened to our wants and was a trooper through our many wedding party mix ups (we had to change 3 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen over the past year for various reasons). If you want someone who is authentic, skilled, and whose warm personality with come through and leave a positive impression on you and your guests then I would absolutely choose Everafter Weddings. You will be so glad you did.
I couldn't recommend Sandy enough. The wedding was on the 11th and I keep hearing compliments to send to her regarding how Read more...
I couldn't recommend Sandy enough. The wedding was on the 11th and I keep hearing compliments to send to her regarding how well she did and how fun she made the ceremony and rehearsal. I knew Sandy would be the officiant for me long before I was even engaged. I had known her through Facebook and she has a way of writing and presenting her personality online that is always so wonderful, honest and witty and it translated beautifully over to my event when it was finally time for Ed and I to be married. Some of the highlights were her sense of humor, her uniqueness, and "tying" our hands with the flower crown she made. She listened to our wants and was a trooper through our many wedding party mix ups (we had to change 3 bridesmaids and 2 groomsmen over the past year for various reasons). If you want someone who is authentic, skilled, and whose warm personality with come through and leave a positive impression on you and your guests then I would absolutely choose Everafter Weddings. You will be so glad you did. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure even though the temperature was 96 degrees. Lovely setting and lovely people.
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Christy
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy officiated my daughter, Ashley's wedding this past weekend. She was absolutely wonderful. She made the ceremony personal and very enjoyable. Ashley and Matt said she was wonderful to work with and they were extremely happy with their choice. I had numerous friends and family come up to me at the reception to remark on how this was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Some asked for her contact information for future reference. I could not more highly recommend Sandy. She is wonderful!!
Sandy officiated my daughter, Ashley's wedding this past weekend. She was absolutely wonderful. She made the ceremony Read more...
Sandy officiated my daughter, Ashley's wedding this past weekend. She was absolutely wonderful. She made the ceremony personal and very enjoyable. Ashley and Matt said she was wonderful to work with and they were extremely happy with their choice. I had numerous friends and family come up to me at the reception to remark on how this was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Some asked for her contact information for future reference. I could not more highly recommend Sandy. She is wonderful!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful Sandy was for our wedding and how lucky we were to have her officiate our ceremony. She was caring, funny, and just special! Everyone loved her! My friends and family thought she was so great and I still have people asking about her and giving her rave reviews for the unique and personal ceremony she gave for us.

We met with Sandy a couple times before the wedding to go over everything we wanted and so she could get to know us. She came to our rehearsal on time and was prepared.

At the ceremony the day of she had our ceremony typed and in a binder that we could keep for memories in the future.

My husband and I love love love her!
Words cannot express how wonderful Sandy was for our wedding and how lucky we were to have her officiate our ceremony. She Read more...
Words cannot express how wonderful Sandy was for our wedding and how lucky we were to have her officiate our ceremony. She was caring, funny, and just special! Everyone loved her! My friends and family thought she was so great and I still have people asking about her and giving her rave reviews for the unique and personal ceremony she gave for us.

We met with Sandy a couple times before the wedding to go over everything we wanted and so she could get to know us. She came to our rehearsal on time and was prepared.

At the ceremony the day of she had our ceremony typed and in a binder that we could keep for memories in the future.

My husband and I love love love her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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michelle
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Sandra was absolutely WONDERFUL! We called just a few hours before the time we wanted to get married, and we were on a tight schedule. She did not hesitate to accommodate us to the fullest. Our wedding was a same-sex marriage, and she did such a beautiful job of presenting us with an incredible ceremony. We laughed, cried, and cheered throughout the 25 minute vow reading and ceremony. Because it was such short notice, we had no idea what the ceremony would be like, or what we would be presented with. Her husband provided photography, and we are very satisfied! Her readings, quotes, advice, and approach really made this commitment to each other PERFECT for us. We drank from the German Wedding cup in the Unicorn den of her home in Benton Park, St. Louis and we will always remember and hold that dear to us. As my wife and I are eclectic and unique, so was our wedding. We absolutely could not have asked for a more memorable and meaningful marriage! Her and her husband are two of the most kind and humble individuals we have had the pleasure of meeting, and their warm personalities really made it all that much more special. They gave us a bottle of wine afterwards, which we will always keep as a memory!
Sandra was absolutely WONDERFUL! We called just a few hours before the time we wanted to get married, and we were on a Read more...
Sandra was absolutely WONDERFUL! We called just a few hours before the time we wanted to get married, and we were on a tight schedule. She did not hesitate to accommodate us to the fullest. Our wedding was a same-sex marriage, and she did such a beautiful job of presenting us with an incredible ceremony. We laughed, cried, and cheered throughout the 25 minute vow reading and ceremony. Because it was such short notice, we had no idea what the ceremony would be like, or what we would be presented with. Her husband provided photography, and we are very satisfied! Her readings, quotes, advice, and approach really made this commitment to each other PERFECT for us. We drank from the German Wedding cup in the Unicorn den of her home in Benton Park, St. Louis and we will always remember and hold that dear to us. As my wife and I are eclectic and unique, so was our wedding. We absolutely could not have asked for a more memorable and meaningful marriage! Her and her husband are two of the most kind and humble individuals we have had the pleasure of meeting, and their warm personalities really made it all that much more special. They gave us a bottle of wine afterwards, which we will always keep as a memory! Read less
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Everafter Weddings responded with the following comments:

Michelle is right--we laughed and had so much fun at their wedding. Even though we had such a tight schedule we made it work and after they left Bob and I talked about how spontaneous and full of life they were, not to mention beautiful.

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