130x130 sq 1404055971820 michael ceremony 4 stephanie dee photography airli

No Ordinary Ordained

Fredericksburg , VA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Fredericksburg, VA 22405 US (map)

PHONE

540-498-5363

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Your ceremony, your day, your words, your way. From traditional and romantic to personal and humorous, have your wedding where you want with the words you want. It's your day, don't let... Read more
Your ceremony, your day, your words, your way. From traditional and romantic to personal and humorous, have your wedding where you want with the words you want. It's your day, don't let finding someone to preside over it dictate your dream ceremony coming true. I work with you to create your ceremony and make it as easy, stress-free, and fun as possible.

Inter-faith ceremonies; vow renewals; wedding renewals; commitment ceremonies, LGBT ceremonies; goth and most other themes; actual holiday weddings; last-minute civil and quick "courthouse" ceremonies; I am up for most all of it. I've officiated weddings at private residences, museums, Bed & Breakfasts, cemeteries, parking lots, prisons, parks, wineries, historical venues, and just about everywhere else. Please visit my website for photos and more information.

I live in Fredericksburg, VA, but travel anywhere your wedding takes me. I am fully authorized to officiate ceremonies in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (my main areas), but am also authorized in Pennsylvania, North & South Carolina, Florida, the Virgin Islands and most everywhere else too. E-mail, text, Skype and phone meetings are included with my services -- I do not place a limit on our communication as it is vital to get the vows and ceremony wording perfect for your day. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your wedding, please feel free to call, text, or email. Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1424190951847 aldrich ceremony 5 wolf trap farm ryan  rach photo
130x130 sq 1424190980477 allen ceremony 2 edgar allan poe museum kristina b
130x130 sq 1424191071653 armentrout ceremony 7 augustine golf club ash beaz
130x130 sq 1424191114750 beran ceremony 3 inn at old silk mill amanda doria
130x130 sq 1424191142587 berry ceremony 8 callie hardman photography
130x130 sq 1424191176578 canbulat ceremony 1 blue rock inn aaron watson pho
130x130 sq 1424191212612 carroll ceremony 7 market square kelli brewer phot
130x130 sq 1424191248477 chandler ceremony 4 nesselrod bb tara lilly design
130x130 sq 1424191254818 christian ceremony 3 sunset room by wolfgan puck c
130x130 sq 1424191271051 chung ceremony 1 ben powell photography
130x130 sq 1424191289194 cornette ceremony 1 morais vineyard liz maryann ph
130x130 sq 1424191300299 cousins ceremony 1 logo chamberlin photography bel
130x130 sq 1424191324734 day ceremony 2 bgp amanda adams photography
130x130 sq 1424191346847 dilbeck ceremony 1 private residence larry w stone
130x130 sq 1424191377105 edmonson ceremony 2 sam ryan photo
130x130 sq 1424191394287 england ceremony 6 augustine golf club terri baski
130x130 sq 1424191636427 ettswold ceremony 3 stevenson ridge amanda dorian
130x130 sq 1424192158863 farmer ceremony 2 inn at old silk mill living stor
130x130 sq 1424192211849 ferguson ceremony 2 lansdowne resort george street
130x130 sq 1424192398006 forsythe couple 3 carlyle club alex markle photogr
130x130 sq 1424192448226 gibson ceremony 1 middleburg community center pete
130x130 sq 1424192486981 greene 2 ring exchange lavender heights bb shannon
130x130 sq 1424192510077 ham ceremony 5 fairfax cemetery michelle darnell
130x130 sq 1424192535746 harral recessional 1 woodlands at algonkian pearto
130x130 sq 1424192567780 harrell ceremony 2 amber grove 88 love stories
130x130 sq 1424192598406 honaker ceremony 5 quiet waters park marcus dilano
130x130 sq 1424192623471 huber ceremony 2 ciao bella photography morais vin
130x130 sq 1424192711812 hughes ceremony 1 fawn lake country club beck  cal
130x130 sq 1424193050595 jimenez c  s ceremony 1 photo by rj

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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Amy
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara with No Ordinary Ordained was absolutely amazing! She was great with coming up with a perfect ceremony for me. I made so many changes to my ceremony, but she was with me every step of the way and embraced all of my changes. She was responsive to every e-mail we exchanged and offered many great suggestions. Although we only spoke through e-mail and on the phone a few times, our ceremony felt like she had known us for years. Many guests asked after the ceremony how long we had known Tamara and were shocked when they heard the wedding day was the first day we had met in person. Everyone loved how she made it feel like she had personally known my husband and I as a couple for years. I highly recommend No Ordinary Ordained!
Tamara with No Ordinary Ordained was absolutely amazing! She was great with coming up with a perfect ceremony for me. I Read more...
Tamara with No Ordinary Ordained was absolutely amazing! She was great with coming up with a perfect ceremony for me. I made so many changes to my ceremony, but she was with me every step of the way and embraced all of my changes. She was responsive to every e-mail we exchanged and offered many great suggestions. Although we only spoke through e-mail and on the phone a few times, our ceremony felt like she had known us for years. Many guests asked after the ceremony how long we had known Tamara and were shocked when they heard the wedding day was the first day we had met in person. Everyone loved how she made it feel like she had personally known my husband and I as a couple for years. I highly recommend No Ordinary Ordained! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much Amy! Y'all were a blast to work with and I had a great time at your ceremony. Everyone was so friendly and laid-back, and so dag-gone happy for you two! It was an honor and definite pleasure.
Default vendor profile pic
KristinBeth
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara was absolutely awesome. Upon the first time I spoke with her (45 minutes over the phone to gain more information about her services) I knew I had found the best of the best. Done. Hired. She was also one of them most reasonably priced officiants that I came across in my search. But that wasn't most important to me. What was most important was finding a great officiant who had the ability to make our guests cry with happiness and laugh at the same time.

She has a sense of humor and a half, which is why we clicked the most. During our 45 minute phone chat she had me cracking up with tales of past weddings she had officiated. These stories came about after I told her my idea of presenting the groom to be with a ring pop as a small joke during the ceremony. Tamara was instantly on board with the idea and we ran with it. From then on, working with her to create our personalized vows and readings were a great big piece of enjoyable, and at times goofy, cake. Any idea, suggestion, or concern that I had she was instantly able to offer her professional input. When I determined my unity ceremony would be to combine two cups of soil into the pot of a planted tree she offered the sweetest idea of using soil from each of our home towns. I would never have been able to think of that! I loved the idea! She also did her own research to make sure the words of the ceremony told the guests exactly what that type of tree is known to symbolize in love and marriage.

Our ceremony was gorgeous. We all laughed, we all cried, then we all laughed some more. There were high fives and fist pumps and cheers of happiness once all "I do's" were said and done. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better officiant to take the time out of her day to help us tie the knot. Tamara, I can't thank you enough!
Tamara was absolutely awesome. Upon the first time I spoke with her (45 minutes over the phone to gain more information Read more...
Tamara was absolutely awesome. Upon the first time I spoke with her (45 minutes over the phone to gain more information about her services) I knew I had found the best of the best. Done. Hired. She was also one of them most reasonably priced officiants that I came across in my search. But that wasn't most important to me. What was most important was finding a great officiant who had the ability to make our guests cry with happiness and laugh at the same time.

She has a sense of humor and a half, which is why we clicked the most. During our 45 minute phone chat she had me cracking up with tales of past weddings she had officiated. These stories came about after I told her my idea of presenting the groom to be with a ring pop as a small joke during the ceremony. Tamara was instantly on board with the idea and we ran with it. From then on, working with her to create our personalized vows and readings were a great big piece of enjoyable, and at times goofy, cake. Any idea, suggestion, or concern that I had she was instantly able to offer her professional input. When I determined my unity ceremony would be to combine two cups of soil into the pot of a planted tree she offered the sweetest idea of using soil from each of our home towns. I would never have been able to think of that! I loved the idea! She also did her own research to make sure the words of the ceremony told the guests exactly what that type of tree is known to symbolize in love and marriage.

Our ceremony was gorgeous. We all laughed, we all cried, then we all laughed some more. There were high fives and fist pumps and cheers of happiness once all "I do's" were said and done. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better officiant to take the time out of her day to help us tie the knot. Tamara, I can't thank you enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tamara was the perfect fit for us. She is sweet, funny and relaxed which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to wedding vendors. She made the process painless and easy and was accommodating to all of our needs and wants. She replied to our emails extremely fast during the planning process and we never felt like we made the wrong decision in choosing her. Very professional business and a relaxing process which is rare when planning a wedding. We loved Tamara and would recommend her to anyone!

Emily & Justin Adams
Tamara was the perfect fit for us. She is sweet, funny and relaxed which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to wedding Read more...
Tamara was the perfect fit for us. She is sweet, funny and relaxed which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to wedding vendors. She made the process painless and easy and was accommodating to all of our needs and wants. She replied to our emails extremely fast during the planning process and we never felt like we made the wrong decision in choosing her. Very professional business and a relaxing process which is rare when planning a wedding. We loved Tamara and would recommend her to anyone!

Emily & Justin Adams Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
amazing and quick. quick response
amazing and quick. quick response
amazing and quick. quick response Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Letasha
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara spent time finding out how we would like our vow exchange/ceremony to go. She also had a great sense of humor and was very professional.
Tamara spent time finding out how we would like our vow exchange/ceremony to go. She also had a great sense of humor and Read more...
Tamara spent time finding out how we would like our vow exchange/ceremony to go. She also had a great sense of humor and was very professional. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Letasha! It was great working with y'all. I loved how laid-back and easy-going you all were. The love and happiness between you two is magical.
Default vendor profile pic
Kelly
Wedding:
12/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Tamara officiated our wedding recently and we were so, so, so happy with her work. She is warm, funny, professional, and absolutely amazing. She tailored a script that fit us as a couple, and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments afterward, most of them saying that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they had witnessed. I would absolutely agree! With her willingness to customize the ceremony down to every detail, she would be a great fit for any couple. Tamara is truly the reason I felt our wedding day was so perfect!
Tamara officiated our wedding recently and we were so, so, so happy with her work. She is warm, funny, professional, and Read more...
Tamara officiated our wedding recently and we were so, so, so happy with her work. She is warm, funny, professional, and absolutely amazing. She tailored a script that fit us as a couple, and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments afterward, most of them saying that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they had witnessed. I would absolutely agree! With her willingness to customize the ceremony down to every detail, she would be a great fit for any couple. Tamara is truly the reason I felt our wedding day was so perfect! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tamara Riley officiated a private gay ceremony for us at the Inn at Little Washington. Her style and gentle manner were a perfect match for us. She put us at ease from the moment we first spoke and throughout the ceremony. We greatly appreciated her sample vows and flexibility to include whatever we wanted into the ceremony. Her open and accepting approach is obvious which allows you to create the ceremony that is right for you. We definitely recommend her if you are looking for a nontraditional wedding.
Tamara Riley officiated a private gay ceremony for us at the Inn at Little Washington. Her style and gentle manner were a Read more...
Tamara Riley officiated a private gay ceremony for us at the Inn at Little Washington. Her style and gentle manner were a perfect match for us. She put us at ease from the moment we first spoke and throughout the ceremony. We greatly appreciated her sample vows and flexibility to include whatever we wanted into the ceremony. Her open and accepting approach is obvious which allows you to create the ceremony that is right for you. We definitely recommend her if you are looking for a nontraditional wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you both so much for those kind words. I had an amazing time working with y'all, and it was truly an honor to meet you and have a small part in the next chapter of your story. Congratulations!
Default vendor profile pic
Larry & Jeanette
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We are very pleased with the service and all of the help Tamara provided to us. She was informative, flexible, affordable and personable. I highly recommend Tamara. Couldn't have found a better officiant.
We are very pleased with the service and all of the help Tamara provided to us. She was informative, flexible, affordable Read more...
We are very pleased with the service and all of the help Tamara provided to us. She was informative, flexible, affordable and personable. I highly recommend Tamara. Couldn't have found a better officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Curtis
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Tamara was wonderful! She was super helpful in putting together the ceremony and on the day of the wedding. She was very nice and I am really appreciative of her being so calm and relaxed and helping me stay calm when something slightly delayed the start of my ceremony. I highly recommend her for all types of weddings!
Tamara was wonderful! She was super helpful in putting together the ceremony and on the day of the wedding. She was very Read more...
Tamara was wonderful! She was super helpful in putting together the ceremony and on the day of the wedding. She was very nice and I am really appreciative of her being so calm and relaxed and helping me stay calm when something slightly delayed the start of my ceremony. I highly recommend her for all types of weddings! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
hayley
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Tamara married us in November and we cannot say enough good things about her service. She was helpful from the very beginning and I KNEW right away I couldn't have any one else marry us! Not only did she listen to my out of the box ideas and special touches but she was excited about them. On the day of the wedding she really blew us away with her care and determination to involve my brother (who couldn't attend) in the entire ceremony. We will ALWAYS recommend No Ordinary Ordained. She is simply the best!
Tamara married us in November and we cannot say enough good things about her service. She was helpful from the very Read more...
Tamara married us in November and we cannot say enough good things about her service. She was helpful from the very beginning and I KNEW right away I couldn't have any one else marry us! Not only did she listen to my out of the box ideas and special touches but she was excited about them. On the day of the wedding she really blew us away with her care and determination to involve my brother (who couldn't attend) in the entire ceremony. We will ALWAYS recommend No Ordinary Ordained. She is simply the best! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much Hayley & Chris!! I had an amazing time working with y'all, and it was truly an honor to have played a small role in your fabulous celebration! I loved the unique aspects you wanted to incorporate. You have some truly special friends and family that love you both so much. Definitely a wedding I'll never forget and always proudly brag and talk about :)

MAP

 
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for No Ordinary Ordained
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1404055971820 michael ceremony 4 stephanie dee photography airli