Alternative Weddings by Rev Roberts...

Weddings done to YOUR spiritual preference

(Serving the Amicalola Falls area in the North Georgia Mountains)

Alternative weddings don't have to begin with a lot of hoopla. Many marriages often start off with a big wedding where all of your friends and families come together to witness the joining of your two lives together. While these are often wonderful occasions, they are frequently stressful for the couple involved.

All you really need to get married is a valid marriage license, the two of you and, most importantly, ME, one of the wedding officiants who can make you legal in the eyes of the state of Georgia. Those are the bare necessities and everything else is incidental.

The next most important thing that you have to have is a wedding ceremony, which is made up of your wedding vows. This is what you will be saying to each other when you promise to commit yourselves to each other for the rest of your lives.

To get a feel for what my officiation is like, you can click on this video of a wedding that I did for a couple. They were gracious enough to let me have a copy to post on my site.

Hello, I am Reverend Doctor Barbara Roberts, a non-denominational minister and marriage celebrant. You can have Alternative Weddings such as non-denominational, inter-faith, LGBT Weddings, and Recommitment Ceremonies in the north Georgia mountains area.

Here you can find the perfect phrasing for what you want to say to each other and then it will be personalized with your names and printed up to be read at the actual marriage ceremony itself. It is then yours to keep as a memento or to use again if you want to have a wedding vows renewal on down the road.

There are also wordings for blended family wedding vows and how to include children from former marriages the second time around for a really meaningful wedding. This applies to Unity Candle rituals and Sand Ceremonies as well, which are really good ways to have everyone be able to participate. You can even find out how to put everything into a nice wedding program that others can keep after the ceremony.

Places To Get Married

There are lots of wonderful places around here to have a fabulous outdoor wedding of any size, big or small. A favorite alternative wedding site is Amicalola Falls State Park, one of North Georgia’s most beautiful parks, which is close by. These falls, which drop 729 feet down and are the highest falls east of the Mississippi River.

Of course, you do need a back-up in case of inclement weather and that is taken into consideration too. You can also learn about the wedding etiquette that you need to follow if you don’t want to have a wedding coordinator. That helps alternative weddings to take place effortlessly.

In addition, you can find out how to become an officiant if that seems to be calling you to do. There is a book that gives you all of the marriage laws which apply to doing weddings in all of the 50 states and the US territories. This is all of the rules and regulations in each of the individual states and the territories.

Later on down the road, after you have started a family, you can have memorable Christenings or Baby Naming Ceremonies, if you so desire. Alternative weddings by Rev. Roberts is all-encompassing!

Here's a review from a satisfied customer:

Christy Purcell congratulated you on your work anniversary! "Congratulations! And thank you again for your marriage ceremony! It's been a blessing" See update © 2015, LinkedIn Corporation. 2029 Stierlin Ct. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

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You may go to my Facebook page to see examples of weddings I've done at various venues.

Alternative weddings by Rev. Roberts is available in Dawsonville, Ellijay, Jasper, Dahlonega, Cumming, Gainesville and any of the other surrounding north Georgia areas within a 30 mile radius of Amicalola Falls, GA. ALL couples welcome, including LGBT.

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Marriage License
A valid marriage license is required for you to be married in the eyes of the state of Georgia.
Wedding Officiant
A wedding officiant is the second most necessary thing that you need in order to get married.
Wedding Vows
Here are the parts that make up the wedding vows or the marriage ceremony.
Wedding Ceremony Choices
This page gives you a choice of a wedding ceremony that is pre-made.
Blended Families Wedding Vows
Blended families wedding vows help to make remarriage more meaningful for all parties.
Wedding Program
A Wedding Program is a nice gesture to give your guests an idea of what is going on in the ceremony.
Wedding Etiquette
Wedding etiquette tells you how wedings are set up, how the bridal party enters, etc.
Wedding Vows Renewal
How to do a wedding vows renewal and what that entails.
Wedding Checklist
A wedding checklist for what the minister needs to know.
Outdoor Wedding venues in the North Georgia Mountains
Here are some outdoor wedding venues you may consider in the North Georgia Mountains area.
Handfasting Vows
If you are of Celtic origin, you might want to add handfasting vows to your ceremony.
Wedding Vendor Reviews
These wedding vendor reviews are to help supply other wedding needs.
Customer quotes - Satisfaction
These customer quotes show satisfaction with the services of Rev. Dr. Barbara Roberts.
Wedding Officiant Fee
Here's the bottom line of what the wedding officiant fee is for your wedding.
Become An Officiant
You can even become an officiant and do weddings on your own, if you feel that calling.
Christening Ceremonies
Here are a few christening ceremonies to guide you in deciding what to use.
Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy - what we do with the information that we collect from you.
About Barbara
About Barbara - how she came to be a minister.
Contact Barbara
This is where you can contact Barbara about using her services for weddings or christenings.
Alternative Weddings Site Map
Here is a Site Map of all of the pages within Alternative Weddings by Rev. Roberts.
More Customer Referrals
Getting more customer referrals is a sign of great service.
Gay Wedding Ideas
Here are some Gay Wedding Ideas now that same-sex unions are legal.

Alternative Weddings by Rev. Roberts Reviews

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Winter Robe with velvet mantle

Summer Robe with lavender mantle

The mantles are interchangeable but the robes are not.

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