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Weddings by Standing Bear

Fort Myers , FL
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Fort Myers, FL US 33903 (map)

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239-340-5600
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ABOUT US

Providing Officiant services in SW Florida. I can perform your traditional non-denominational ceremony, a traditional native american cermony incorporating my Lakota traditions or... Read more
Providing Officiant services in SW Florida. I can perform your traditional non-denominational ceremony, a traditional native american cermony incorporating my Lakota traditions or customize the ceremony to fit your exact needs. Most of the ceremonies that I do are what I call "earth-based" ceremonies. The ceremonies that I have performed are always personal. Spiritual but not religious. By getting to know you, we work together to achieve the ceremony you want for your special day. Whether your ceremony is on the beach, in a backyard or at a special venue, I will work with you to make sure your ceremony will be unique to you as a couple.

I am not a wedding planner, I only provide and perform the actual ceremony to make your day a memorable one. Call me at #239-340-5600 and let's work together to make your ceremony a special day to remember! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination)
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?
For native american ceremonies, I wear my traditional native dress. For beach ceremonies, I typically wear a long summer dress.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
My ceremonies are customized and personalized to fit each couple that I work with to make it fit who they are.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage it!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have samples of ceremonies that I have done and they may chose from those or we can create a special ceremony from any readings they may want.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically my ceremonies range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. I leave that up to the couples.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, however I do charge for that extra rehearsal time.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Lauren
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Jeanine Standing Bear was an absolute perfect choice for our wedding! My husband wanted an earth-based ceremony for our intimate wedding and a search online yielded the only person to even use this term "earth-based" - Jeanine Standing Bear. I gave her a call and from there, my experience with her has been nothing but amazing. Jeanine's spirit shines through her writing and when I finally met her, I felt like I had known her for years. She took the time to get to know us, writing back and fort and wrote us a 100% unique, absolutely personal ceremony that she gave us final approval over - it was spot on the first time around, proving how she listened to our story.

I had the opportunity to spend a little time with Jeanine the evening before our wedding, learning about her family and about the Lakota tribe. I felt so honored that this beautiful spirit was there with us, joining us together. We had a sunrise lake wedding and early in the morning, while waiting for our small group to arrive, an eagle passed over head - Jeanine had told me the evening before what the eagle means to her family. It was a beautiful blessing.

The number one comment we heard from our friends and family was how wonderful Jeanine was - she truly made our wedding unique and spiritual in a way that drew everyone together. She made suggestions graciously, helping us create a setting in which we were able to slow down in the moment, appreciate each other and each of our guests.

I used a quote that I found to help guide me in the planning of our wedding, it informed many of my decisions. The author is a great great Uncle of Jeanine's.

"The Earth has received the embrace of the Sun
and we shall see the results of that Love" - Sitting Bull, Lakota-Sioux

Our wedding was an event that we will never forget, the beauty, simplicity and honor we felt in that moment will stay with us forever. Thank you, Jeanine.
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Two of the most beautiful people I have had the pleasure to meet and they have both touched my life! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and love!
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Gail and Brock
Wedding:
11/27/2013
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Jeanine Standing Bear was perfect for us to include in our special day. Each time we corresponded, and at the ceremony and reception, she displayed a warmth that put everyone involved at ease. We provided her a very short time to get our ceremony together and she came through for us beautifully. Standing Bear met with us to get to know us a bit, then went home and wrote our ceremony. Each one is written to reflect the individuals and captured the true intent perfectly.
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Weddings by Standing Bear responded with the following comments:

I appreciate being a part of your special day and for a wonderful review of my services. Wishing the two of you many happy memories to come!
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Megan
Wedding:
11/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeanine is fantastic. We talked and e-mailed beforehand to get to know one another and she worked with us to create a custom ceremony. And although I had read her words in advance, I couldn't have prepared myself for the actual day.

Her writing is beautiful and her delivery is confident and calming -- a perfect addition to our sunset beach ceremony. We love Jeanine and loved having her as a part of our wedding day (and now wedding memories)!!
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Weddings by Standing Bear responded with the following comments:

It was such a pleasure being a part of your special day! Thank you for such a kind review. May you and Kevin have a lifetime of happiness!
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Deb
Wedding:
10/4/2013
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Because of Jeanine Standing Bear, our wedding was exactly as we hoped! Jeanine wanted our wedding to be what we envisioned and she worked with us to build the ceremony from beginning to the end. Together we wrote every word which made the experience heartfelt and extremely personal. Jeanine was only an email or phone call away whenever we had a question. Jeanine impressed many of our friends which led them to think of her as an option for their wedding. We can't wait to see the individuality of each couple blossom under with her as their officiant.
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Private User
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Such a caring person with such a kind and warm soul. I am so grateful to have found Jeanine Standing bear. Our wedding was wonderful and it was thanks to the help of Jeanine who helped me put together a heart felt ceremony that even brought a tear to my husbands eye. I can't praise you enough, thanks a million Jeanine you did a beautiful job!!! I will treasure our ceremony forever thanks to you!!! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Standing Bear was the perfect officiant for our wedding! We were looking for a non-denominational officiant and Standing Bear was more than willing to listen to our input and help us put together the ceremony we wanted. She gave us guidance throughout the process and kept us on pace to have our vows written in time and reviewed by her before the big day. The ceremony was delivered perfectly and everyone still says what a great ceremony it was.

We highly recommend Standing Bear for anyone who is looking for a flexible, professional, and extremely nice officiant for their wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jeanine is an amazing person and was a treasure to share our day!
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Christin
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Jeanine was a joy and wonderfully free of stress. She wrote personalized vows that incorporated our suggestions and reflected who we are as a couple. Our ceremony was memorable and like no other because of Jeanine; she really took the ceremony to another level. I would highly recommend Jeanine as you will receive personalized attention and will not be disappointed.
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Sue
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided that we wanted a quiet wedding in Florida, as we had both been married before and did not want the traditional wedding in the UK. Jeanine and I corresponded by e mail and she was very helpful in advising me in advance to ensure things went smoothly on the day.
The ceremony that Jeanine carried out was a traditional American Indian ceremony and perfect for us. It was personal to Mark and I and was everything we had hoped it would be, still incorporating traditional marriage vows. The ceremony that Jeanine prepared was beautiful and afterwards she sent me a copy so that I have it to keep in the future.
Jeanine is a lovely person and made the day very relaxed and special. She is a true professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeanine if you are planning a wedding.
Sue and Mark
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Chris
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeanine was very respective of our wants and needs for our ceremony. Jeanine offered many options of which we used and then added our own personal touch.
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Sonya and Patrick
Wedding:
7/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Janine is a beautiful person,we are so thankful to have found her! She was quick to every need and open to listen to our suggestions and had a few of her own that we used and ended up being the magic touch for our ceremony,she suggested playing her flute for us in memory of my father and his mother that passed that was something that we really needed to fit in somewhere and didn't know how... the way she did it was so beautiful!!!Janine is professional about what she does and also made us feel like family. Thank you for helping us have the beach wedding of our dreams it was perfect.
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clh
Wedding:
7/4/2011
5.0/5.0
So personal. Could not have asked for more!!! Even last minute additions to the ceremony were graciously added. We highly recommend Jeannine. We had so much fun, a day to remember forever.
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jpkp
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Ours was a renewal of vows ceremony and it was wonderful!
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Chefswife19
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
She was absolutely wonderful! She lent me a book of wedding vows to help give us ideas for writing our own. She was helpful, but not pushy, and very flexible. She was professional and helped keep everyone at ease. Everyone commented on what a unique ceremony we had and what a great job she did. I would highly recommend her!
Services Used: Officiant

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