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Our Simple Ceremony

Ocala , FL

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110 NW 1st Avenue, N. Central FL - Gainesville - Ocala
Ocala, FL 34478 US (map)

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352-219-1773

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ABOUT US

Officiant to create and officiate your marriage ceremony, your way. Experienced Officiant will calmly and gently lead you through your ceremony on your wedding day so that you are... Read more
Officiant to create and officiate your marriage ceremony, your way. Experienced Officiant will calmly and gently lead you through your ceremony on your wedding day so that you are comfortably focusing on your spouse while saying your vows and sealing your commitment! A beautiful and meaningful ceremony is tailored to your wishes and created for you. Your ceremony is written and completed with your approval; you will know exactly what to expect before your wedding day. This gives you the freedom to focus on the love of your life; to share and enjoy in the touching moments of your marriage ceremony! You will be joined in a heartfelt romantic ceremony by your experienced non-denominational Officiant, licensed and bonded by the State of FL. www.oursimpleceremony.com Our Simple Ceremony makes your marriage ceremony easy!

Included with Officiant: Complete personalized marriage ceremony creatively crafted before you marry, then professionally presented on your wedding day; Ceremony and vows in a keepsake booklet; Notarized Certificate of Marriage; Name Change Instructions; Legal filing of the original notarized marriage license; Microphone and amp for ceremony (when requested); Experienced, licensed and bonded Notary Public.

With your personalized marriage ceremony, I assist you before your wedding day with a simple process to create your entire ceremony plan, as well as write your actual ceremony, step by step. Quick Summary of Simple Process to Create Personalized Marriage Ceremony - Step 1: Commitment to officiant & Remit $50.00 non-refundable retainer fee 2. complete and return ceremony Questionnaire, Step 3: ceremony is Drafted, Step 4: couple Reviews and makes changes to draft (as many times as needed), Step 5: ceremony is Finalized, Step 6: final version of ceremony is Printed for wedding, Step 7: Wedding! Just Marry Me: If you just don't want to make any big decisons about your wedding day, I also have a complete prepared romantic marriage ceremony; it's ready to go!

On the day of your marriage, I focus on you. I arrive early to meet with you, verify the marriage license, review ID's and assist with ceremony choreography or any last minute changes. Your ceremony is professionally organized and elegantly presented as I lead you through the program; from the bridal party line-up to the pronouncement! After the marriage you are gifted with the wedding folder which includes your program, complete ceremony, certificate of marriage and name change instructions. Your original marriage license is signed & notarized then the legal document is filed timely with the Clerk of Court.

Videos, reviews and complete details of Our Simple Ceremony for your FL Wedding Officiant may be found at http://www.oursimpleceremony.com/cost.htm. Recent photos may be viewed on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OurSimpleCeremony Elopements, small weddings and grand at any FL location. Official Disney Fairytale Wedding Officiant. Romantic, themed, non-denominational, religious, civil - yes any kind of marriage ceremony! Please contact me directly at wthurow@oursimpleceremony.com Thank You! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical, Jewish, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I travel to your location. Popular places for marriage ceremonies are in botanical gardens, historical buildings, museums, city/county/state parks, private estates, country clubs, theme parks, resorts, beaches, golf courses, horse farms, private islands, in a horse drawn carriage, Disney Fairytale Weddings, etc. You marry wherever you wish. I've done weddings in many amazing and unique places that I never knew existed until I was asked to officiate there!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Typically a professional business suit or dress. If requested I will present your ceremony dressed with the theme (themed weddings are great fun!) or casual attire if desired (beach elopement!).
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I have many options and you are welcome to include your own readings. Most of my ceremonies are romantic yet traditional. Theme weddings and Destination weddings are great fun too!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, it's your wedding - say what you want to say! Writing your own vows is just fine with me. The the only requirement by FL law is that the couple make a legally binding commitment.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, it is the couples choice whether to include readings or not. Anyone you'd like is welcome to come forward to present the reading or I will. Unity ceremonies are also optional, I can send you examples and you choose what fits you best as a couple.
How long are your ceremonies?
The length of your ceremony is your choice. Marriage ceremonies are typically 15 - 25 minutes. You will review, edit and approve the final version of the ceremony. You'll know every word to be said and the procedure of how it's done (timeline for family and bridal attendants, cues and helpful information to make your ceremony a success).
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. 
 I am a FL Notary Public. I can officiate all kinds of marriage ceremonies! :)
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. It is not always necessary to spend extra time and money on a rehearsal. I provide instruction with a timeline in the wedding plan and arrive early on your wedding day to answer questions and get the bridal attendants lined up. If you have a full bridal party then you may wish to consider a rehearsal. Everyone will be more comfortable knowing where they should be when and what is expected of them. I will iron out all of the details and do a complete run through at least twice. This is typically done in just an hour, then you're onto your rehearsal dinner! You know your bridal party best and rehearsals are not required, which is why I price them separately. Since the rehearsal is a separate time and date, I have to charge for the time and travel.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, if requested I can bring an amp & mic. This works great for outdoor weddings too.

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Sarah
Wedding:
12/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy was absolutely perfect! She made this day so special for me and my husband. Our friends and family couldn't stop talking about the ceremony and how smoothly it all went. There were a few minor hiccups and Wendy was able to keep me calm and find a quick solution. I recommend Wendy to the highest level. We greatly appreciated her professionalism and charisma.
Wendy was absolutely perfect! She made this day so special for me and my husband. Our friends and family couldn't stop Read more...
Wendy was absolutely perfect! She made this day so special for me and my husband. Our friends and family couldn't stop talking about the ceremony and how smoothly it all went. There were a few minor hiccups and Wendy was able to keep me calm and find a quick solution. I recommend Wendy to the highest level. We greatly appreciated her professionalism and charisma. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy Thurow was extremely professional and friendly. She provided a wonderful fulfilling ceremony which was very moving for both myself and my husband. I would highly recommend "anyone" to utilize her services. I simply cannot express in words how special she made both of us feel. We sincerely express our appreciation and gratitude to Wendy for her services.
Wendy Thurow was extremely professional and friendly. She provided a wonderful fulfilling ceremony which was very moving Read more...
Wendy Thurow was extremely professional and friendly. She provided a wonderful fulfilling ceremony which was very moving for both myself and my husband. I would highly recommend "anyone" to utilize her services. I simply cannot express in words how special she made both of us feel. We sincerely express our appreciation and gratitude to Wendy for her services. Read less
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Cindi
Wedding:
11/11/2014
5.0/5.0
All we can say,
We been blessed to have Wendy Thurow to officiate our “Simple Ceremony” inside Disney World in Florida. She is very thorough, well organized and have strong passion in the work she does. Wendy knows the right way to make things perfect so that the process will go smoothly. She has a kind and loving heart. Wendy was considerate not only to our needs, but also to our wishes. Her flexibility is outstanding and was a huge asset for our private wedding inside Disney World.

This is how “Simple” the process goes…
1: Found the website “Our Simple Ceremony”
2: Called Her
3: Pay deposit
4: Filled out survey
5: Received personalized packet
6: Emailed Wendy with our choices
7: Received final copy
8: Met her at our desired location inside “Disney World”
9: Had the “Simple Ceremony”
10: Became Mr & Mrs.
10.5 : Got our marriage license with-in a week

All in all, Wendy made “Our Simple Ceremony” a day we will never forget and have brought us into marriage.

Our Dreams Came True at Disney World inside the Magic Kingdom in Florida!

We are already planning to renew our vows with Wendy in 5 or 10 years from now.

Thank You & God Bless,
Mr & Mrs Quijano
All we can say,
We been blessed to have Wendy Thurow to officiate our “Simple Ceremony” inside Disney World in Read more...
All we can say,
We been blessed to have Wendy Thurow to officiate our “Simple Ceremony” inside Disney World in Florida. She is very thorough, well organized and have strong passion in the work she does. Wendy knows the right way to make things perfect so that the process will go smoothly. She has a kind and loving heart. Wendy was considerate not only to our needs, but also to our wishes. Her flexibility is outstanding and was a huge asset for our private wedding inside Disney World.

This is how “Simple” the process goes…
1: Found the website “Our Simple Ceremony”
2: Called Her
3: Pay deposit
4: Filled out survey
5: Received personalized packet
6: Emailed Wendy with our choices
7: Received final copy
8: Met her at our desired location inside “Disney World”
9: Had the “Simple Ceremony”
10: Became Mr & Mrs.
10.5 : Got our marriage license with-in a week

All in all, Wendy made “Our Simple Ceremony” a day we will never forget and have brought us into marriage.

Our Dreams Came True at Disney World inside the Magic Kingdom in Florida!

We are already planning to renew our vows with Wendy in 5 or 10 years from now.

Thank You & God Bless,
Mr & Mrs Quijano Read less
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Anonymous
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As Mother of the bride, I was so thankful for Wendy Thurow's guidance. She remained calm, collective, yet in control of an overly excited bridal party. She is the reason all went smoothly and the ceremony was beautiful.
As Mother of the bride, I was so thankful for Wendy Thurow's guidance. She remained calm, collective, yet in control of an Read more...
As Mother of the bride, I was so thankful for Wendy Thurow's guidance. She remained calm, collective, yet in control of an overly excited bridal party. She is the reason all went smoothly and the ceremony was beautiful. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for my husband and I. She gives you plenty of options to have any type of ceremony that you desire, and you customize the whole thing. She was also very professional, kind, and fun to work with! Everyone at our wedding commented on what a fantastic job she did, and how beautiful the ceremony was! We would recommend her to officiate for anyone getting married in Florida! She is simply the best!
Wendy created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for my husband and I. She gives you plenty of options to have any type Read more...
Wendy created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for my husband and I. She gives you plenty of options to have any type of ceremony that you desire, and you customize the whole thing. She was also very professional, kind, and fun to work with! Everyone at our wedding commented on what a fantastic job she did, and how beautiful the ceremony was! We would recommend her to officiate for anyone getting married in Florida! She is simply the best! Read less
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Vicky & Rob
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Love, love, LOVE Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony!!! From day 1, she made the process of scheduling our date, choosing our vows, and creating a simple yet romantic ceremony effortless! Always offering suggestions, providing information and responding quickly to our emails and questions. Wendy is very sweet & soft-spoken, but don't let that fool you! She knows what she is doing as well as how to handle people & keep things moving smoothly. Our wedding was a small & intimate lake-side ceremony with just a few friends & family members, but we have no doubt in our minds that no matter how big or how small, Wendy will help to make your special day memorable, enjoyable, & a lot less stressful. She lays out all the important steps you need to follow, offers options to choose from for how you would like your ceremony & vows read, and files your marriage license with the Clerk of Court! Then as a gift to the new couple, she prints your ceremony & vows in a booklet for a keepsake as well as provides the bride (or groom) details on how to go about changing your last name. And she will travel to just about any location to perform your wedding anywhere between Gainesville & Orlando! What more could you ask for?! We highly recommend Wendy of Our Simple Ceremony & know that you will be just as happy with her as we were!
Love, love, LOVE Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony!!! From day 1, she made the process of scheduling our date, choosing Read more...
Love, love, LOVE Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony!!! From day 1, she made the process of scheduling our date, choosing our vows, and creating a simple yet romantic ceremony effortless! Always offering suggestions, providing information and responding quickly to our emails and questions. Wendy is very sweet & soft-spoken, but don't let that fool you! She knows what she is doing as well as how to handle people & keep things moving smoothly. Our wedding was a small & intimate lake-side ceremony with just a few friends & family members, but we have no doubt in our minds that no matter how big or how small, Wendy will help to make your special day memorable, enjoyable, & a lot less stressful. She lays out all the important steps you need to follow, offers options to choose from for how you would like your ceremony & vows read, and files your marriage license with the Clerk of Court! Then as a gift to the new couple, she prints your ceremony & vows in a booklet for a keepsake as well as provides the bride (or groom) details on how to go about changing your last name. And she will travel to just about any location to perform your wedding anywhere between Gainesville & Orlando! What more could you ask for?! We highly recommend Wendy of Our Simple Ceremony & know that you will be just as happy with her as we were! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy worked with us to give a wonderful ceremony and overall experience. When your day comes you know exactly what is coming and when nerves and excitement overwhelm, all you have to do is follow her lead. Very professional and incredibly warm at the same time,our family will be singing her praises for years to come. We also opted to hire the guitarist recommended on the oursimpleceremony site and couldn't be happier we did, they are like the wonder twins of wedding ceremonies, working together seamlessly. Thank you both for helping us make beautiful memories!
Wendy worked with us to give a wonderful ceremony and overall experience. When your day comes you know exactly what is Read more...
Wendy worked with us to give a wonderful ceremony and overall experience. When your day comes you know exactly what is coming and when nerves and excitement overwhelm, all you have to do is follow her lead. Very professional and incredibly warm at the same time,our family will be singing her praises for years to come. We also opted to hire the guitarist recommended on the oursimpleceremony site and couldn't be happier we did, they are like the wonder twins of wedding ceremonies, working together seamlessly. Thank you both for helping us make beautiful memories! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I cant begin to explain how wonderful Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony is! She created my husband and I's story into fairytale vows, which was so fitting for our Disney wedding! She performed the ceremony in true Disney style and it couldn't be more perfect!
I cant begin to explain how wonderful Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony is! She created my husband and I's story into Read more...
I cant begin to explain how wonderful Wendy Thurow of Our Simple Ceremony is! She created my husband and I's story into fairytale vows, which was so fitting for our Disney wedding! She performed the ceremony in true Disney style and it couldn't be more perfect! Read less
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Dianne
Wedding:
8/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The briefest and least effort seemed enough when remarrying after being divorced for 46 years. Finding Our Simple Ceremony was such a blessing for us. Wendy Thurow turned my "least effort" into a meaningful and memorable ceremony. She brought such genuine joy to the occasion that it turned a dry legality into a precious moment for us.
The briefest and least effort seemed enough when remarrying after being divorced for 46 years. Finding Our Simple Ceremony Read more...
The briefest and least effort seemed enough when remarrying after being divorced for 46 years. Finding Our Simple Ceremony was such a blessing for us. Wendy Thurow turned my "least effort" into a meaningful and memorable ceremony. She brought such genuine joy to the occasion that it turned a dry legality into a precious moment for us. Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
8/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Wendy was wonderful and so helpful. My husband and I renewed our vows at Disney World on a boat. She responded to emails right away and answered any questions I had. She personalized the ceremony to our circumstances and we were able to include our children. She was VERY flexible and VERY professional. Definitely recommend!
Wendy was wonderful and so helpful. My husband and I renewed our vows at Disney World on a boat. She responded to emails Read more...
Wendy was wonderful and so helpful. My husband and I renewed our vows at Disney World on a boat. She responded to emails right away and answered any questions I had. She personalized the ceremony to our circumstances and we were able to include our children. She was VERY flexible and VERY professional. Definitely recommend! Read less
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