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No Ordinary Ordained

Fredericksburg , VA
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Fredericksburg, VA 22405 US (map)

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540-498-5363

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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
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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
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.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Tamara is fantastic! We contact her on very short notice and she was the first vendor to respond. She gave us information about the area and even suggested different locations to meet our needs. She definitely went above and beyond! Even after only a few conversations and talking for a short time with us, she was able to add some personal touches to our ceremony. I would definitely recommend Tamara and No Ordinary Ordained!
Tamara is fantastic! We contact her on very short notice and she was the first vendor to respond. She gave us information Read more...
Tamara is fantastic! We contact her on very short notice and she was the first vendor to respond. She gave us information about the area and even suggested different locations to meet our needs. She definitely went above and beyond! Even after only a few conversations and talking for a short time with us, she was able to add some personal touches to our ceremony. I would definitely recommend Tamara and No Ordinary Ordained! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
When our original officiant didn't show up to perform our ceremony, my friends frantically searched for a "last minute officiant". They found No Ordinary Ordained which stated on the website last minute ceremony! When they called and asked her exactly how last minute, Tamara just happened to live in our area and was here in our home within the hour. She acted as if she had known us all along. She asked about the ceremony that we had planned and she picked it up as if she was the one that had helped us plan it from the beginning. She is/was truly a blessing in disguise. She has a huge heart and a fantastic personality. I would, without a doubt or hesitation, gladly recommend her to anyone who plans on getting married. She took what could have been a complete disaster and made our ceremony beautifully amazing. Without her coming to our rescue or wedding would not have taken place. She is definitely appreciated by many.
When our original officiant didn't show up to perform our ceremony, my friends frantically searched for a "last minute Read more...
When our original officiant didn't show up to perform our ceremony, my friends frantically searched for a "last minute officiant". They found No Ordinary Ordained which stated on the website last minute ceremony! When they called and asked her exactly how last minute, Tamara just happened to live in our area and was here in our home within the hour. She acted as if she had known us all along. She asked about the ceremony that we had planned and she picked it up as if she was the one that had helped us plan it from the beginning. She is/was truly a blessing in disguise. She has a huge heart and a fantastic personality. I would, without a doubt or hesitation, gladly recommend her to anyone who plans on getting married. She took what could have been a complete disaster and made our ceremony beautifully amazing. Without her coming to our rescue or wedding would not have taken place. She is definitely appreciated by many. Read less
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No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! I was happy I could help out. Thank you for being so flexible, for letting me read off your cell phone, and for being so understanding of my attire :)
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Devon
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara is amazing. We met with a year ago at Panera bread to just chat with us to see if we were the right fit and we were so blown away by her easy going nature that we knew immediately that we wanted to book her. She literally worked with us the entire year to help us develop the perfect wedding ceremony. One of the things that I really love about Tamara is her blog and social media postings. She is always so current with what's on trend with weddings and marriage equality that I was so proud to have her officiate my wedding. :)
Tamara is amazing. We met with a year ago at Panera bread to just chat with us to see if we were the right fit and we were Read more...
Tamara is amazing. We met with a year ago at Panera bread to just chat with us to see if we were the right fit and we were so blown away by her easy going nature that we knew immediately that we wanted to book her. She literally worked with us the entire year to help us develop the perfect wedding ceremony. One of the things that I really love about Tamara is her blog and social media postings. She is always so current with what's on trend with weddings and marriage equality that I was so proud to have her officiate my wedding. :) Read less
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No Ordinary Ordained responded with the following comments:

Thank you both so much! It was truly an honor to officiate your wedding. I was thrilled to make you two finally legal. You are such an amazing couple and a great match - not to mention a ton of fun!
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Private User
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara was amazing! She worked with my husband and I to create a lovely ceremony. She asked what we envisioned and delivered multiple samples for us to choose from. I think we took pieces from all of her samples and on the day of, it was so special how she put them all together. Not only did she create an amazing ceremony, but she had some awesome ad libs which surprised both my husband and I. A few people asked if we knew her because she seemed like she knew us very well. I couldnt have asked for a better ceremony. She was also very easy and flexible to work with on the business side of things. I would totally recommend her to other couples.

Thanks again lady!
Tamara was amazing! She worked with my husband and I to create a lovely ceremony. She asked what we envisioned and Read more...
Tamara was amazing! She worked with my husband and I to create a lovely ceremony. She asked what we envisioned and delivered multiple samples for us to choose from. I think we took pieces from all of her samples and on the day of, it was so special how she put them all together. Not only did she create an amazing ceremony, but she had some awesome ad libs which surprised both my husband and I. A few people asked if we knew her because she seemed like she knew us very well. I couldnt have asked for a better ceremony. She was also very easy and flexible to work with on the business side of things. I would totally recommend her to other couples.

Thanks again lady! Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
The officiant was friendly and professional. She did an excellent job. It was a great ceremony.
The officiant was friendly and professional. She did an excellent job. It was a great ceremony.
The officiant was friendly and professional. She did an excellent job. It was a great ceremony. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Tamara.. I can't say enough wonderful things about this woman! She goes way above and beyond! She customized our vows, incorporating our silly love of M.A.S.H. into them. She walked us through the process, and had us laughing, the entire time! And, she caught, what I thought, was the best pic of the wedding - the giant wolf spider that had managed to crawl up inside the tulle of my dress!

It doesn't matter how formal, or how quirky, you want your wedding to be, Tamara can do it all. I HIGHLY recommend her. It's almost sad that I don't ever plan on getting married, again, because I'd have her officiate in a heartbeat! :)
Tamara.. I can't say enough wonderful things about this woman! She goes way above and beyond! She customized our vows, Read more...
Tamara.. I can't say enough wonderful things about this woman! She goes way above and beyond! She customized our vows, incorporating our silly love of M.A.S.H. into them. She walked us through the process, and had us laughing, the entire time! And, she caught, what I thought, was the best pic of the wedding - the giant wolf spider that had managed to crawl up inside the tulle of my dress!

It doesn't matter how formal, or how quirky, you want your wedding to be, Tamara can do it all. I HIGHLY recommend her. It's almost sad that I don't ever plan on getting married, again, because I'd have her officiate in a heartbeat! :) Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
While not the primary officiant for our daughter's wedding, Tamara conducted a very special part of the ceremony. Our daughter wanted to have something special besides just lighting a candle or pouring sand in a bottle. Tamara offered the idea of having a "binding" ceremony. This was a beautiful idea of binding two families together and allowed other members of the bless the couple with love and good wishes. Tamara helped us create the cords to bind their hands and presented the meanings as part of the ceremony. It truly was very special to us and to very special it have her be apart of this day with us.

Thank you Tamara! We would highly recommend Tamara as an officiant for any ceremony!
While not the primary officiant for our daughter's wedding, Tamara conducted a very special part of the ceremony. Our Read more...
While not the primary officiant for our daughter's wedding, Tamara conducted a very special part of the ceremony. Our daughter wanted to have something special besides just lighting a candle or pouring sand in a bottle. Tamara offered the idea of having a "binding" ceremony. This was a beautiful idea of binding two families together and allowed other members of the bless the couple with love and good wishes. Tamara helped us create the cords to bind their hands and presented the meanings as part of the ceremony. It truly was very special to us and to very special it have her be apart of this day with us.

Thank you Tamara! We would highly recommend Tamara as an officiant for any ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tamara was such a great officiant for our wedding! She worked with me to create the ceremony of our dreams and incorporated everything I asked for. She was prompt, professional, delivered it beautifully, and sent in the marriage license after the wedding so we didn't have to worry about it! Her fees are also extremely reasonable which is not always the case with other vendors in this area. I would absolutely recommend Tamara for your all your officiating needs! :)
Tamara was such a great officiant for our wedding! She worked with me to create the ceremony of our dreams and Read more...
Tamara was such a great officiant for our wedding! She worked with me to create the ceremony of our dreams and incorporated everything I asked for. She was prompt, professional, delivered it beautifully, and sent in the marriage license after the wedding so we didn't have to worry about it! Her fees are also extremely reasonable which is not always the case with other vendors in this area. I would absolutely recommend Tamara for your all your officiating needs! :) Read less
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Mrs. Smith-Smith To Be
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
I learned about Tamara from a friend, as Tamara officiated his wedding in 2013. I quickly stalked her website and blog and instantly fell in love with her! She was great to work with...offering me some sample readings that she has used in the past. My (now) husband and I was able to personalize everything, which made our ceremony memorable and more "us".

Tamara is responds VERY quickly to any emails I sent her. She came to our ceremony dressed in all black to blend in with the background. She is so friendly and professional...we cannot recommend her enough to future brides and grooms!!
I learned about Tamara from a friend, as Tamara officiated his wedding in 2013. I quickly stalked her website and blog and Read more...
I learned about Tamara from a friend, as Tamara officiated his wedding in 2013. I quickly stalked her website and blog and instantly fell in love with her! She was great to work with...offering me some sample readings that she has used in the past. My (now) husband and I was able to personalize everything, which made our ceremony memorable and more "us".

Tamara is responds VERY quickly to any emails I sent her. She came to our ceremony dressed in all black to blend in with the background. She is so friendly and professional...we cannot recommend her enough to future brides and grooms!! Read less
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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
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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.

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