130x130 sq 1316649922244 marshaatnawlins

Weddings That Inspire

Indianapolis , IN
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Indianapolis, IN 46220 US (map)

PHONE

708-466-9106

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Hi! My name is Rev. Marsha Thomas, YOUR wedding officiant here in Indianapolis and NW Indiana! I am experienced in creating and officiating a wide variety of wedding ceremonies... Read more
Hi! My name is Rev. Marsha Thomas, YOUR wedding officiant here in Indianapolis and NW Indiana! I am experienced in creating and officiating a wide variety of wedding ceremonies including: non-denominational, spiritual, religious, traditional, casual, romantic, and even fun! Rest assured that no matter what style you choose, I will perform your ceremony professionally and in a manner that is fitting and appropriate for this most important occasion.

Your wedding day is one of the most important and meaningful days of your life. And, with the love and support of family and friends, you have all the ingredients for a celebration that will be just as you envisioned it.

So, in order to get started planning for your special day, your first step is to schedule a no-obligation meeting with me so we can get to know each other. Then, once your wedding date is confirmed in my calendar, together we will make decisions about all aspects of your ceremony - the readings, the music, the rituals and traditions that reflect your cultural heritage, and most important, your vows.

I will help you to choose or write inspiring wedding vows that have the power to "touch hearts and change lives!" For years to come, the heartfelt words you speak on your wedding day will remind you and your beloved of the promises you made to each other; and your vows may very well inspire your guests to renew sacred promises that they have made!

This is YOUR wedding and every aspect of your ceremony should reflect who you are as a couple and should be just as YOU want it to be. I will create a unique and memorable ceremony that will make your wedding day one that you will cherish forever. Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1358905958746 karinaandanthonymoneganjuly1720116
130x130 sq 1316650441741 karinaandanthonymoneganjuly1720112
130x130 sq 1316650463565 karinaandanthonymoneganjuly1720111
130x130 sq 1358905913847 karinaandanthonymoneganjuly1720115
130x130 sq 1358905870892 karinaandanthonymoneganjuly1720114
130x130 sq 1316650372305 malikanddeniseshakirwedding4
130x130 sq 1316650402460 malikanddeniseshakirwedding5
130x130 sq 1316653915399 kimandsteve005
130x130 sq 1316653877756 kimandsteve010
130x130 sq 1316662783250 martinaandrich073
130x130 sq 1316654173860 martinaandrich025
130x130 sq 1316654292202 martinaandrich100
130x130 sq 1316662812625 martinaandrich115
130x130 sq 1353466912074 jenandrossdickson2
130x130 sq 1353466885519 jenandrossdickson
130x130 sq 1358905495292 bethmikeandme92212
130x130 sq 1358905569452 bordwellwedding72112
130x130 sq 1358905533490 bordwellwedding272112
130x130 sq 1358905669968 smithfrancineozzie3
130x130 sq 1358905610516 durrettfrancineandozzie1
130x130 sq 1358905751029 autumnandlawrence2
130x130 sq 1358906809015 autumnandlawrence1
130x130 sq 1358905787608 autumnandlawrence4
130x130 sq 1358905766066 autumnandlawrence3
130x130 sq 1358905807532 autumnandlawrence5

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact most of the ceremonies I perform are not at a religious site. I perform ceremonies in private homes, mansions, banquet halls, and country clubs. I have even done weddings at a train station, The Taste of Chicago, US Cellular Field, and Meyer's Castle in Indiana.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
A black suit or dress or colors to coordinate with the wedding, or a white or black clergy robe.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. I work with the Bride and Groom to find the wording that best reflects who they are as a couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage it and support them in their decision to do so.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a variety of resources including vows, readings, guest greetings, exchange of rings, benedictions, blessings, and special rituals such as sand ceremony, unity candle, and blending of families.
How long are your ceremonies?
Based on the couple's desires for various elements - anywhere from 15minutes to 35 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. But I offer pre-marital coaching as one of my services.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, for an additional fee.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Sherri
Wedding:
10/30/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with Rev. Marsha Thomas officiating our wedding. The planning of the ceremony to the completion of the ceremony was awesome. Marsha and I had phone and email conversations prior to the wedding day, which gave me a sense of satisfaction. She was professional and friendly at the same time. The words that she used during the ceremony were filled with love and joy. Her presence in our home was truly a blessing all by itself. I would highly recommend Rev. Marsha Thomas to officiate your wedding ceremony, she is extremely passionate about what she does.
My husband and I were very pleased with Rev. Marsha Thomas officiating our wedding. The planning of the ceremony to the Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with Rev. Marsha Thomas officiating our wedding. The planning of the ceremony to the completion of the ceremony was awesome. Marsha and I had phone and email conversations prior to the wedding day, which gave me a sense of satisfaction. She was professional and friendly at the same time. The words that she used during the ceremony were filled with love and joy. Her presence in our home was truly a blessing all by itself. I would highly recommend Rev. Marsha Thomas to officiate your wedding ceremony, she is extremely passionate about what she does. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Althea
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Marsha Thomas was fabulous. She helped to make our wedding day beautiful with a well organized ceremony which flowed smoothly from beginning to end. She gave us a wonderful template which made it so easy to create the flow of the ceremony and set the tempo for the day. I received numerous compliments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great of a job our Officiant did. From the first day we met to the end of the ceremony Rev. Marsha was professional yet personable, thorough and with great follow-up. Thank You Rev. Marsha for the great job you did!!!
Rev. Marsha Thomas was fabulous. She helped to make our wedding day beautiful with a well organized ceremony which flowed Read more...
Rev. Marsha Thomas was fabulous. She helped to make our wedding day beautiful with a well organized ceremony which flowed smoothly from beginning to end. She gave us a wonderful template which made it so easy to create the flow of the ceremony and set the tempo for the day. I received numerous compliments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great of a job our Officiant did. From the first day we met to the end of the ceremony Rev. Marsha was professional yet personable, thorough and with great follow-up. Thank You Rev. Marsha for the great job you did!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Cynthia
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Marsha Thomas officiated my wedding which was held on Sun., September 21, 2014. Marsha was wonderful!! She was very flexible when I had to change my wedding date. She was extremely helpful when deciding the order of services for the ceremony by providing examples of her services. I was able to craft a beautiful ceremony. She is very professional, friendly and helpful; she even assisted the groomsmen with putting on their boutonnieres. Marsha made my wedding day stress free and beautiful!! Marsha, both Stephen and I thank you!!!
Rev. Marsha Thomas officiated my wedding which was held on Sun., September 21, 2014. Marsha was wonderful!! She was very Read more...
Rev. Marsha Thomas officiated my wedding which was held on Sun., September 21, 2014. Marsha was wonderful!! She was very flexible when I had to change my wedding date. She was extremely helpful when deciding the order of services for the ceremony by providing examples of her services. I was able to craft a beautiful ceremony. She is very professional, friendly and helpful; she even assisted the groomsmen with putting on their boutonnieres. Marsha made my wedding day stress free and beautiful!! Marsha, both Stephen and I thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Weddings That Inspire responded with the following comments:

Cynthia, thank you so much for choosing me to be your officiant. I was happy to do whatever I could to accommodate you and Stephen on your special day. You looked absolutely beautiful, the venue was lovely, and clearly all of your guests were thrilled for you both.

I wish you and Stephen all the best in your married life. May it be filled with laughter, love, and God's blessings for many years to come.

Warmly,
Marsha
Default vendor profile pic
Robbin
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Ms Thomas is such a warm and friendly individual m She made my fiancee and I feel as if we have known her for years. She did a great job creating our love story and she looked absolutely beautiful for our special day. I would definitely recommend her to a couple that wants their day to be perfect.
Ms Thomas is such a warm and friendly individual m She made my fiancee and I feel as if we have known her for years. She Read more...
Ms Thomas is such a warm and friendly individual m She made my fiancee and I feel as if we have known her for years. She did a great job creating our love story and she looked absolutely beautiful for our special day. I would definitely recommend her to a couple that wants their day to be perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Weddings That Inspire responded with the following comments:

Robbin, thank you for such kind words. I loved you and Latrell from day one! Once I heard Your Love Story I was so happy for the two of you. All I can say is, "Thank God for Facebook!!!" I had more fun at your wedding than any other I have performed. And everyone got such a kick out of the way Latrell kept trying to kiss you before I said the magic words..."You may kiss your Bride." But, that's what you love about your "Superman!"

Mr. and Mrs. Hite, I wish you many happy, loving years of married life. It was my honor to be your officiant!

Love,
Marsha
Default vendor profile pic
Charles Andrew
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a week before the wedding and my wife and I had checked off just about everything on our todo list, when we realized we hadn't checked possibly the most important checkbox for the big day. OFFICIANT. The hunt was on. We had less than seven day to find someone who not only fit into our budget, but who would mesh well with our personalities and deliver an amazing experience that we would be proud to remember for the rest of our lives. That's when we found Marsha. When we first spoke on the phone she said "Your wedding's when? Well it's tight, but we can make it work." We meet a few days later and instantly we knew we had made the right decision. She was calm and cool, personable, extremely organized with a detailed folder of ceremony options, and after our brief meeting she felt like a family friend whom we could trust. With guiding suggestions and a wealth of experience, she helped us create the perfect custom ceremony. When our nuptial day arrived, the magic continued. She was on time, pleasant and gave a huge supporting smile as we said 'Ido'. We couldn't have asked for a better person to be a part of wedding!
It was a week before the wedding and my wife and I had checked off just about everything on our todo list, when we Read more...
It was a week before the wedding and my wife and I had checked off just about everything on our todo list, when we realized we hadn't checked possibly the most important checkbox for the big day. OFFICIANT. The hunt was on. We had less than seven day to find someone who not only fit into our budget, but who would mesh well with our personalities and deliver an amazing experience that we would be proud to remember for the rest of our lives. That's when we found Marsha. When we first spoke on the phone she said "Your wedding's when? Well it's tight, but we can make it work." We meet a few days later and instantly we knew we had made the right decision. She was calm and cool, personable, extremely organized with a detailed folder of ceremony options, and after our brief meeting she felt like a family friend whom we could trust. With guiding suggestions and a wealth of experience, she helped us create the perfect custom ceremony. When our nuptial day arrived, the magic continued. She was on time, pleasant and gave a huge supporting smile as we said 'Ido'. We couldn't have asked for a better person to be a part of wedding! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Melanie & Marquese's Wedding
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Marsha was a pleasure. She is very kind and open. She is a genuine person. She put together a beautiful ceremony for us. We could not be happier. We would highly recommend her services.
Marsha was a pleasure. She is very kind and open. She is a genuine person. She put together a beautiful ceremony for us. Read more...
Marsha was a pleasure. She is very kind and open. She is a genuine person. She put together a beautiful ceremony for us. We could not be happier. We would highly recommend her services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Weddings That Inspire responded with the following comments:

Melanie, thank you for that very kind review. It was my honor and pleasure to be your officiant. The day was lovely, the garden venue was awesome, and you and Marquese are a beautiful couple. By the way, this was the first wedding I've ever performed where the Bride wore red! Melanie, you were stunning!!!

Best wishes to both of you for a long, happy, and loving marriage.

Warmly,
Marsha
Default vendor profile pic
Gregg
Wedding:
8/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My bride and I wanted a wedding for just the two of us on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. We contacted several pastors and hired one (someone else). When Pastor Marsha called back from my voice mail, it was too late as we had already made our selection. She was so gracious to offer us some helpful information, and we both loved her awesome spirit. We felt so badly that we decided on another minister so quickly. We both knew that Pastor Marsha was the pastor sent by G-d for us. As the good lord would have it, the minister we hired had a wedding booked on the day that we wanted to get married. Because the day that we selected was the 121st anniversary of the birth of my first soulmate, my father's mother, we were inflexible about another date. We were now open to hiring Pastor Marsha. We couldn't imagine a better choice! I felt like we were getting married by a family member that knew us our entire lives! If you want an experience that feels "right in every way", you should talk to Pastor Marsha. She will be "family" to us forever!!!!!
My bride and I wanted a wedding for just the two of us on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. We contacted several Read more...
My bride and I wanted a wedding for just the two of us on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. We contacted several pastors and hired one (someone else). When Pastor Marsha called back from my voice mail, it was too late as we had already made our selection. She was so gracious to offer us some helpful information, and we both loved her awesome spirit. We felt so badly that we decided on another minister so quickly. We both knew that Pastor Marsha was the pastor sent by G-d for us. As the good lord would have it, the minister we hired had a wedding booked on the day that we wanted to get married. Because the day that we selected was the 121st anniversary of the birth of my first soulmate, my father's mother, we were inflexible about another date. We were now open to hiring Pastor Marsha. We couldn't imagine a better choice! I felt like we were getting married by a family member that knew us our entire lives! If you want an experience that feels "right in every way", you should talk to Pastor Marsha. She will be "family" to us forever!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
Weddings That Inspire responded with the following comments:

My Dear Ruthann and Gregg, "our" story will forever remain close to my heart. We were just meant to be! The two of you are so special to me and I'm glad that you allowed me to be a part of your special day. From the very first time we spoke I could feel a very loving spirit coming from both of you and that made our collaboration easy, fun, and warm. Even though you/we wanted the ceremony in the park, the rain gave us an opportunity to explore another option which I think was perfect. We had all the elements of a beautiful outdoor space but inside and dry! lol

It was also extra special because you two and my BFF, Cassandra, got a chance to meet each other and she was gracious enough to be your photographer/videographer for the occasion.

Let's keep in touch knowing that ours is a bond that can't be broken by distance.

Thank you for the honor of being your officiant; and I wish you many years of married life filled with joy, happiness, peace, laughter, love, and God's richest blessings.

From my heart to yours,
Marsha
Default vendor profile pic
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We are extremely pleased with the services Marsha provided us as our wedding officiant on August 3, 2014. Marsha was very professional, as well as helpful, flexible, and full of ideas during our wedding planning process. She allows you to personalize your wedding ceremony however it works for you, all while adding her creative touch to it. And...her spin of your "Love Story" is awesome! Marsha definitely has a gift of creativity and a special way of keeping your guest engaged, be it a traditional or nontraditional ceremony. We have put our 5+ star stamp on Marsha!
Thank you Marsha for helping make our day perfect! We enjoyed working with you.

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory :-)
We are extremely pleased with the services Marsha provided us as our wedding officiant on August 3, 2014. Marsha was very Read more...
We are extremely pleased with the services Marsha provided us as our wedding officiant on August 3, 2014. Marsha was very professional, as well as helpful, flexible, and full of ideas during our wedding planning process. She allows you to personalize your wedding ceremony however it works for you, all while adding her creative touch to it. And...her spin of your "Love Story" is awesome! Marsha definitely has a gift of creativity and a special way of keeping your guest engaged, be it a traditional or nontraditional ceremony. We have put our 5+ star stamp on Marsha!
Thank you Marsha for helping make our day perfect! We enjoyed working with you.

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory :-) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Rachel
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were married this summer and had the honor of having Marsha as our Officiant. Marsha did an excellent job! She is very professional and has a motherly warm heart. She was very flexible regarding meeting dates and I loved how she gave many options for the ceremony to make it unique and your own! She is truly a beautiful women and I would definitely pick Marsha again!
My Husband and I were married this summer and had the honor of having Marsha as our Officiant. Marsha did an excellent Read more...
My Husband and I were married this summer and had the honor of having Marsha as our Officiant. Marsha did an excellent job! She is very professional and has a motherly warm heart. She was very flexible regarding meeting dates and I loved how she gave many options for the ceremony to make it unique and your own! She is truly a beautiful women and I would definitely pick Marsha again! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Crystal
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Marsha was Excellent and it was a honor having her apart of our special day! She was very prompt with emails and communications, always showed the ability to provide excellent services and gave unique and quality inspirational words. My Husband and I also received premarital counseling and she gave us great tools for communications. We always felt like with Marsha encouraging words and wisdom our ceremony would be great; and it was!! We loved our "Love Story" and so did the guest. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant.

Thanks a lot and Great Job!!
Be on the look out in 10 years when we renew our vows :-)

Mr. & Mrs. McCall
Marsha was Excellent and it was a honor having her apart of our special day! She was very prompt with emails and Read more...
Marsha was Excellent and it was a honor having her apart of our special day! She was very prompt with emails and communications, always showed the ability to provide excellent services and gave unique and quality inspirational words. My Husband and I also received premarital counseling and she gave us great tools for communications. We always felt like with Marsha encouraging words and wisdom our ceremony would be great; and it was!! We loved our "Love Story" and so did the guest. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant.

Thanks a lot and Great Job!!
Be on the look out in 10 years when we renew our vows :-)

Mr. & Mrs. McCall Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Weddings That Inspire responded with the following comments:

Crystal and Leverette, you two were a joy to work with both in creating your perfect wedding ceremony and in our pre-marital counseling sessions. It was my honor to be a part of your special day.

I will think of you both often and look forward to your call to officiate your 10-year vow renewal ceremony. Look for me on facebook. (*_*)

Mr. and Mrs. McCall, I wish you a long, happy, fun and love-filled marriage.
See you in 2024!

MAP

 
Indianapolis, IN 46220 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Weddings That Inspire
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1316649922244 marshaatnawlins