What services do you provide?
I am a wedding minister that officiates weddings. As a native Floridian born and raised in the sunshine State, I know all the best places to have an unforgettable wedding. Not to mention Iíve got innumerable wedding professionals who can provide fabulous photography, elegant formal wear, exquisite catering, and dynamic disc jockeys to liven any atmosphere. Most importantly I accommodate you and your venue choice (mountains, beach, resort, attraction, home, church, on the lake, etc.).† †
Wedding Minister Qualifications and Experience:
Paul has been in ministry for over 17 years. Paul is a licensed minister with the International Foursquare Church, which has churches throughout 142 nations worldwide. Paul is a highly sought after professional speaker, minister, life coach, and author. He is personal, genuine, heartfelt, sincere, transparent, communicative, fun, personable, knowledgeable, wise, and experienced.†
Paul takes great care to attend to each couple and personalize every ceremony. Paul is honest, sincere, professional, and fun. Paul is reliable and fully informs you up front everything you need to know without any sudden surprises later on. Paulís Questions & Answer page is designed to inform and make you feel comfortable.
How do I "save the date" and secure you as my minister?
To "save the date" and secure me as your wedding minister, notify me as soon as you decide on a date. After I hear from you, I will send you a wedding questionnaire and the details concerning your ceremony. To show good faith on your part, it is customary to send a $100 deposit to secure the wedding minister for officiating your ceremony.
Paul will work with you. Reserve the minister first, after which he can help you with other services later. Should travel arrangements and scheduling conflicts occur, Paul will do his best to accommodate you. As a world traveler who has been to over 50 countries, Paul understands coordinating with airlines, resorts, and the service industry.
PO Box 684
Goldenrod, FL 32733
Can you recommend hotels and other wedding vendor services?
Absolutely! Once you have contracted to use Pastor Paul as your wedding minister you will get all the helpful advice of this world traveler and native Floridian.
Do you perform vow renewals, baptisms, funerals, commitment ceremonies, birthdays, breakthroughs, and other special events?
Pastor Paul is a creative, flexible, and fun minister who enjoys doing all of the above. Paul is a worldwide minister, author of 11 books, and inspiring prophetic orator able to create tailor made ceremonies to bless people in whatever life season they may be celebrating.
A marriage license is only required for weddings and matrimony. Each package is always available, but priced differently based on specific needs and time involved to perform. Contact us for additional information.
Do you perform same sex commitment ceremonies?
No we do not. The State of Florida does not recognize same-sex marriages.
Which locations do you service?
Paul provides worldwide ministerial services, but does charge a fee to cover traveling expenses based on location and time involved to officiate. Couples and celebrities may opt to have Paul stay with them for several days at an additional charge depending upon services desirable.
Marriage license issues and items of concern.
A Florida marriage license is mandatory to get married in the state of Florida. Pastor Paul will sign your license, which you must obtain from a county courthouse clerk and bring to the ceremony.
If you are not a Florida resident, you may pay an authorized consultant to obtain the license for you.
In accordance with customary U.S. law and international standards, your Florida marriage is legal and valid everywhere in the world. However please be advised it is highly recommended that you consult your local government and marital court authority. Consult your attorney for more complex legal questions.
Who performs the Ceremony?
The majority of the ceremonies will be performed by Paul himself. However since he is a highly sought after professional speaker, minister, life coach, and author it is good to book him well in advance.
How long does the ceremony take?
It all depends on you. Paul can spend as little as 15 minutes together and as much as 1 hour or even more as you prefer.
Is a Rehearsal Included?
You may request a rehearsal for an additional fee. Please book this well in advance to secure your desirable date.
What happens if it rains or the weather is poor?
We've been very blessed in the past few years and have rarely had to use an alternate location due to rain. However it is the couple's responsibility to arrange a back-up location within 5 miles from the ceremony location in case of inclement weather so that we can proceed with our services as scheduled. We suggest you reserve a function room at your resort, hotel, restaurant, or reception place where we can perform our services.
Can I customize the ceremony?
Absolutely! You may personally customize your ceremony by writing/reading/reciting your own vows. Pastor Paul will also happily personalize any additional aspects of the ceremony with you. Though we have never had to do so yet--we reserve the right to refuse to use certain ceremonies, readings, and prayers if the minister does not feel comfortable with the appropriateness of its content. Paul enjoys unconventional and creative ceremonies, as he is a flexible and fun person.
What is the cost to get married during a holiday?
It depends what the holiday is and Pastor Paulís schedule. Commonly wedding packages and services cost double during major holidays. Consider how valuable your time with family is during the holidays.
Wedding tips for brides:
Your wedding is the beginning of your marriage and should be a celebration. What shall be most remembered is the expression on your faces. The love in your hearts and tenderness you show one another is more important than all of the wedding details. Brides should not allow themselves to be consumed with the wedding as it is an event that only lasts for a few hours.
Preparation, organization, and attention to detail makes a good wedding great. However when anyone excessively frets about every minute detail of the wedding, this can hinder the experience and dampen the joyous atmosphere before, during, and after the wedding. Therefore go into your wedding happy and predetermine not to let little things get you down.
Outdoor weddings require flexibility and a willingness to endure the elements, while capturing the beauty of creation. Paul is a surfer and knows well that beaches come with sand, salt, and sunshine. To some that also means itchy, sticky, and sunburned skin. That being said if you plan on having an outdoor wedding, be prepared to endure the elements and deal with the difficulties that accompany the blessings of the great outdoors.
For these reason traditional weddings are preferred by those who donít desire to endure the elements of the outdoors. Most importantly, whatever venue you choose, be carefree and happy as stress will diminish the joy of the best weddings.
If you still desire an outdoor wedding, to reduce stress and get the best pictures consider the following: