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Serenity Weddings

Columbus, Dayton And Surrounding Areas , OH
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Columbus, Dayton and surrounding areas, OH US

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937-570-8665

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ABOUT US

Hi! My name is Rev. Emily Jean Mefford and I am an Ohio Wedding Officiant. I specialize in professional, affordable and experienced wedding ceremonies. From large wedding ceremonies to... Read more
Hi! My name is Rev. Emily Jean Mefford and I am an Ohio Wedding Officiant. I specialize in professional, affordable and experienced wedding ceremonies. From large wedding ceremonies to small elopements I have packages that fit everyone's needs and budget.

From small bride and groom ceremonies to large venues, we can customize a ceremony to fit your needs. With many different ceremonies to choose from and the option to write your own, it's not the same old cookie cutter ceremony people have seen a hundred times.

I have been lucky enough to perform ceremonies in some of the most amazing places. These include an old pottery factory in Cincinnati, The Columbus Zoo, Oak Grove in Columbus, OSU campus, a princess bride wedding in Yellowsprings, many backyards, parks and even a surprise wedding!

If you are looking for a candle ceremony, sand ceremony, wine box or any other tradition we can do that!

Holidays are never extra and same day elopements are available.

Why have the same wedding ceremony everyone else has had? Let us make it unique! 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?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, most of my ceremonies are done outdoors or in halls. Some are even done at the bride and grooms house.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a black skirt suit or black dress. This way I do not clash with your wedding colors
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely! Every bride choses their own wedding ceremony. They know exactly what is going to be said weeks in advance and can change whatever they want.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I use a wedding "menu." This has all the different parts of the ceremonies listed and options for each.
How long are your ceremonies?
Between 15 and 20 minutes long is the average ceremony. I find that is about the attention span of the guests.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Absolutely! I provide rehearsals for an additional fee.
Do you supply a sound system?
YES! I come equipped with my own microphone amp system at no extra charge.

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Emily was great. She answered immediately, booked us only weeks before the wedding, and did everything just as we asked. She was great at keeping my ADD friends alert and paying attention at the rehearsal. There was even a glitch between the djs' speakers and her mic during the ceremony but she kept going like a professional. Would absolutely recommend her!!
Emily was great. She answered immediately, booked us only weeks before the wedding, and did everything just as we asked. Read more...
Emily was great. She answered immediately, booked us only weeks before the wedding, and did everything just as we asked. She was great at keeping my ADD friends alert and paying attention at the rehearsal. There was even a glitch between the djs' speakers and her mic during the ceremony but she kept going like a professional. Would absolutely recommend her!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EMILY! Emily at serenity weddings was the best! She is down to earth and friendly, had a great positive attitude and kept everything running smoothly. She has so many wording options that I felt like our whole ceremony was completely customized without us having to come up with every word. She responded to every email and inquiry quickly and professionally. She made the day run so smoothly! Would recommend her to everyone!
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EMILY! Emily at serenity weddings was the best! She is down to earth and friendly, had a great positive Read more...
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EMILY! Emily at serenity weddings was the best! She is down to earth and friendly, had a great positive attitude and kept everything running smoothly. She has so many wording options that I felt like our whole ceremony was completely customized without us having to come up with every word. She responded to every email and inquiry quickly and professionally. She made the day run so smoothly! Would recommend her to everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Emily did an amazing job officiating our wedding!! She was very helpful throughout the whole planning process, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!!
Emily did an amazing job officiating our wedding!! She was very helpful throughout the whole planning process, and I would Read more...
Emily did an amazing job officiating our wedding!! She was very helpful throughout the whole planning process, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everything was great. Also they helped me in a time of need, when I lost the original person who was going to marry us. I had to find someone last minute with less than a week before our big day. :-)
Everything was great. Also they helped me in a time of need, when I lost the original person who was going to marry us. I Read more...
Everything was great. Also they helped me in a time of need, when I lost the original person who was going to marry us. I had to find someone last minute with less than a week before our big day. :-) Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily agreed to perform our ceremony with two days notice - she came to our house arrived on time and everything was lovely.
Emily agreed to perform our ceremony with two days notice - she came to our house arrived on time and everything was Read more...
Emily agreed to perform our ceremony with two days notice - she came to our house arrived on time and everything was lovely. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We loves Emily! She was always fast to respond when we had questions and she did a great job at making us feel comfortable, she went above and beyond her duties, she has many options for what you would like said during the ceremony so you get to personalize it a bit which is nice. I highly recommend!
We loves Emily! She was always fast to respond when we had questions and she did a great job at making us feel Read more...
We loves Emily! She was always fast to respond when we had questions and she did a great job at making us feel comfortable, she went above and beyond her duties, she has many options for what you would like said during the ceremony so you get to personalize it a bit which is nice. I highly recommend! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I have worked with Emily for several years. She is professional, prompt and her ceremonies are a breeze to photograph. She communicates well with the other vendors and is easy to work with. Looking forward to photographing many more of her weddings:)
I have worked with Emily for several years. She is professional, prompt and her ceremonies are a breeze to photograph. She Read more...
I have worked with Emily for several years. She is professional, prompt and her ceremonies are a breeze to photograph. She communicates well with the other vendors and is easy to work with. Looking forward to photographing many more of her weddings:) Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily is truly an exceptional officiant. She responded promptly to all of our communications, was very easy to work with and punctual to all of our meetings/events. She made creating our ceremony easy with various selections to pick from which also made the ceremony customizable. She led our rehearsal and made it easy for everyone to understand what to do and where to go. She was also wonderful with our 6 year old flower girl and 3 year old ring bearer. We got many compliments afterwards about how meaningful our ceremony was and how our family members truly enjoyed it. I was a little hesitant randomly picking someone off the internet to marry us but am extremely pleased with my luck in picking Emily. Highly recommend her!!
Emily is truly an exceptional officiant. She responded promptly to all of our communications, was very easy to work with Read more...
Emily is truly an exceptional officiant. She responded promptly to all of our communications, was very easy to work with and punctual to all of our meetings/events. She made creating our ceremony easy with various selections to pick from which also made the ceremony customizable. She led our rehearsal and made it easy for everyone to understand what to do and where to go. She was also wonderful with our 6 year old flower girl and 3 year old ring bearer. We got many compliments afterwards about how meaningful our ceremony was and how our family members truly enjoyed it. I was a little hesitant randomly picking someone off the internet to marry us but am extremely pleased with my luck in picking Emily. Highly recommend her!! Read less
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brenna
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
She was awesome. very professional and flexible. I would recommend her to anyone of my friends and family.
She was awesome. very professional and flexible. I would recommend her to anyone of my friends and family.
She was awesome. very professional and flexible. I would recommend her to anyone of my friends and family. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Emily was absolutely wonderful!! She got to wedding site & my groom was running late for rehearsal & I was an absolute basket case & emotional as ever!!! But she stayed calm & very professional!!! And she did an amazing job at ceremony holding my husband & my self together at our most nervous moment in our lives!!! We couldn't have asked for anyone else better to marry us!! She also did everything we asked for from helping us stay calm to our story and ceremony wording!!! Our story was the most important part that we asked for & she put it together perfect!!! Thank you so very much from the McKnight family!!!!
Emily was absolutely wonderful!! She got to wedding site & my groom was running late for rehearsal & I was an absolute Read more...
Emily was absolutely wonderful!! She got to wedding site & my groom was running late for rehearsal & I was an absolute basket case & emotional as ever!!! But she stayed calm & very professional!!! And she did an amazing job at ceremony holding my husband & my self together at our most nervous moment in our lives!!! We couldn't have asked for anyone else better to marry us!! She also did everything we asked for from helping us stay calm to our story and ceremony wording!!! Our story was the most important part that we asked for & she put it together perfect!!! Thank you so very much from the McKnight family!!!! Read less
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