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Union of Souls Wedding Ceremonies

Des Moines , IA

LOCATION

Des Moines, IA US 50315 (map)

PHONE

563-210-8680

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ABOUT US

My name is Brandy and I would be honored to be your wedding Officiant! As an ordained Minister in the state of Iowa, I serve as a wedding Officiant and soul mate celebrant throughout... Read more
My name is Brandy and I would be honored to be your wedding Officiant! As an ordained Minister in the state of Iowa, I serve as a wedding Officiant and soul mate celebrant throughout Iowa. Soul mates who seek a civil wedding Officiant typically want a special ceremony marked by their own lifestyles, beliefs and vows. I will follow the wishes of the soul mates in setting the tone of the ceremony - formal or informal, spiritual or secular, serious or light-hearted. I will focus to unite soul mates together in love, trust and hope for a wonderful life together. I honor ALL beliefs and lifestyles; whether you seek an Officiant who will deliver vows which are religious, secular, spiritual, inter-faith based or same-sex.


Wedding Officiant Fees- Contract and deposit required- Below prices are estimates/examples and are subject to change- please see disclaimer below package listings.
Please understand that in the State of Iowa two witnesses are required to be available to sign your marriage license and I am not able to provide witnesses for you.

ELOPEMENT: $75.00 (Soul Mates and 2 witnesses only)
5 to 10 min basic ceremony, or license signing only
No in-person meeting/rehearsal prior to ceremony
Discuss details over the phone and or email
No contract or deposit required- Cash only before ceremony or license signing can take place

BASIC SERVICE: $75-$150 (Up to 20 guests)
5 to 15 minute ceremony
Basic vows
No in-person meeting/rehearsal prior to ceremony
Discuss details over phone and via email prior to ceremony date

For the Basic Service- I will require a 50% deposit before the ceremony that can be paid via cash, check, or money order.

STANDARD SERVICE: $150-$300 (Up to 50 guests)
10 to 20 minute ceremony
Phone discussion and/or personal consultation meeting prior to ceremony date and ongoing email discussions if needed
Present at rehearsal (approx. 30 minutes) if required
Pre-written vows/ceremony "script" provided if required

For the Standard Service-I will require a 50% deposit before the ceremony that can be paid via cash, check, or money order.

FULL SERVICE: $300 and up (More than 50 guests)
Formal ceremony of 20 minutes or more
One-hour personal consultation meeting with couple and on going email discussions if needed
Phone consultation if required
Present at rehearsal (up to 1 hour) with ceremony walk-through if requested
Custom vows/ceremony "script" to couple's specifications

For the Full Service-I will require a 50% deposit before the ceremony that can be paid via cash, check, or money order

*Travel: There is no extra charge for travel within 30 miles of the Des Moines Metro area. I will travel to any area within 120 miles of Des Moines and the first 30 miles are free. After that there is a travel charge of 50 cents per mile, round trip. The first 30 miles each way are free. This compensates for both my travel time and mileage expense. I will consider traveling further distances upon request at a negotiated price. Please keep in mind that I may choose to charge a flat rate with travel included as well. If that happens there will be no extra mileage cost. Of course this depends on the location and my needed mode of transportation.

These prices are subject to change based on your location and size of ceremony. All prices are negotiable based on my needed involvement in your ceremony. Holidays and late evening/early morning ceremonies are subject to an increase in price. Contract will have all details, prices are not final until both parties have agreed to and signed the contract. 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 - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Whatever the Soul Mates Prefer
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, very
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes
How long are your ceremonies?
As long or as short as the Soul Mates prefer
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No, but I am willing to at the Soul Mates request

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Wedding:
6/14/2014
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My husband and I heard of Brandy Pool through the grapevine that she does an amazing job officiating weddings and she really does. We were so lucky to have her marry us and it was such an honor to work with her. She is extremely organized, super nice, and has a true passion for officiating weddings. We had such an amazing experience with her and she made our ceremony one of my absolute favorite parts of our wedding. Brandy performed our ceremony so beautifully and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Even during the ceremony rehearsal when I was feeling stressed about some hiccups, she helped calm me down and gave some great words of advice to help me. She is absolutely wonderful and meeting her for our consultation meeting made us so excited to work with her. She gave lots of helpful suggestions but also worked with us to make sure our wedding ceremony script was very personal to us. Extremely professional and amazing at what she does. I highly recommend her!! We are forever grateful for having Brandy marry us - can't say enough how appreciative we are and how great she is!!
My husband and I heard of Brandy Pool through the grapevine that she does an amazing job officiating weddings and she Read more...
My husband and I heard of Brandy Pool through the grapevine that she does an amazing job officiating weddings and she really does. We were so lucky to have her marry us and it was such an honor to work with her. She is extremely organized, super nice, and has a true passion for officiating weddings. We had such an amazing experience with her and she made our ceremony one of my absolute favorite parts of our wedding. Brandy performed our ceremony so beautifully and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Even during the ceremony rehearsal when I was feeling stressed about some hiccups, she helped calm me down and gave some great words of advice to help me. She is absolutely wonderful and meeting her for our consultation meeting made us so excited to work with her. She gave lots of helpful suggestions but also worked with us to make sure our wedding ceremony script was very personal to us. Extremely professional and amazing at what she does. I highly recommend her!! We are forever grateful for having Brandy marry us - can't say enough how appreciative we are and how great she is!! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
5/24/2014
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She was an amazing person to work with. She made sure we knew all the information that we needed. She also let us write most of the ceremony to fit who we are as people. She was very flexible to work with and was an all around great officiant to have at our wedding. We would definitely use her again to renew our vows.
She was an amazing person to work with. She made sure we knew all the information that we needed. She also let us write Read more...
She was an amazing person to work with. She made sure we knew all the information that we needed. She also let us write most of the ceremony to fit who we are as people. She was very flexible to work with and was an all around great officiant to have at our wedding. We would definitely use her again to renew our vows. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Deb
Wedding:
12/8/2012
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Brandy is amazing. She is a very personable person and has a passion for doing this type of work. She was sensitive to our needs and desires. She allowed us to write as much or as little of our ceremony as we were comfortable with. She offered suggestions and had lots of resources for us to use to make our ceremony perfect!
Brandy is amazing. She is a very personable person and has a passion for doing this type of work. She was sensitive to our Read more...
Brandy is amazing. She is a very personable person and has a passion for doing this type of work. She was sensitive to our needs and desires. She allowed us to write as much or as little of our ceremony as we were comfortable with. She offered suggestions and had lots of resources for us to use to make our ceremony perfect! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After interviewing several other officiants, Brandy was a breath of fresh air! She came organized and prepared with great ideas. She is very personable. She really did a great job for our wedding. Kurt and Carrie N.
After interviewing several other officiants, Brandy was a breath of fresh air! She came organized and prepared with great Read more...
After interviewing several other officiants, Brandy was a breath of fresh air! She came organized and prepared with great ideas. She is very personable. She really did a great job for our wedding. Kurt and Carrie N. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Joanna
Wedding:
11/13/2012
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Brandy was amazing!!!! She was not only professional, she really listened and made our ceremony a reflection of us and our relationship. We plan to renew our vows when our families can be here and we are definitely going to have Brandy as our officiant again.

Brent and Joanna
Brandy was amazing!!!! She was not only professional, she really listened and made our ceremony a reflection of us and our Read more...
Brandy was amazing!!!! She was not only professional, she really listened and made our ceremony a reflection of us and our relationship. We plan to renew our vows when our families can be here and we are definitely going to have Brandy as our officiant again.

Brent and Joanna Read less
Services Used: Officiant

DEALS

Military Appreciation Discount
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Redeem In-Store   $75 Value
All military members will receive 15% off of all of my ceremony packages. You will just need to provide me with your military I.D. before I apply the discount.
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