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When you write, please let us know
the date and time of your ceremony as well as
the state, city and location for your wedding.

Rev. Carolyn at Smoky Mountains Wedding Ceremony • Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg TN

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Spiritual Wedding Ceremony - Meadowview Marriott, Kingsport - Reflective Moments

Unity Minister-Officiant Services are provided by Unity Life Coaching and Sacred Gatherings, Inc.

Let me start off by saying THANK YOU! The ceremony was BEAUTIFUL and it could not have gone any better. Several comments were made on what a great job you did and how perfect the selected ceremony was. You were WONDERFUL and if any of my friends ask for a minister I will be sure to point them straight to you.
                With Love and Gratitude,
                Andrew and Chelsea
A Lifetime Photography
My husband and I are a mixed-faith couple. We were desperately searching for someone to help us. Thankfully, we found Rev. Carolyn. It was definitely meant to be. Rev. Carolyn is the kindest, sweetest soul. She let us customize our own ceremony in order to pick exactly what we wanted said or not said-- which I highly recommend!! She is very hands on and more than helpful. I couldn't count the number of emails that went back and forth as well as phone calls. She was accommodating and supportive. I have nothing but amazing things to say about her!! We are so very happy to have found her. She made our wedding day incredible! - Jessica Trull Flusk

What Brides Are Saying

Reverend Carolyn is simply wonderful. My wedding ceremony was remarkable and she did a fantastic job. She imbued the experience with a sense of sacredness while keeping with my wishes to have a non-religious ceremony. It was spiritual, original and very much about me and my husband. She helped to create something that was formal yet personalized and meaningful to us. Several people, including my dad who is a devout Catholic, commented on how great the ceremony was. I can't imagine anyone other than her being there on that day. She is also extremely patient, kind, accommodating and adds an element of calm to a potentially stressful day. I’m extremely grateful to have found her.
                                                - Lori Ann Sukel

With Rev. Carolyn, we knew we had found a friend, ally and supporter not only for our wedding day and the days leading up to it, but for all the years to come as well.
                                         - Jenni and Joe

Weddings are my calling and my passion. It will be my joy to create a perfect ceremony for the two of you on your special day.
- Rev. Carolyn

Reverend Carolyn Claiborne,
Reverend Carolyn Claiborne
Is Passionate about Weddings!

Reverend Carolyn Claiborne is an ordained minister with over 20 years of experience. She established Minister-Officiant Services in 2002 when she recognized the need that couples without a local church affiliation have to find experienced, professional and open-minded ministers and officiants to officiate at their wedding.

Rev. Carolyn will always work personally with you to create your custom wedding ceremony. Then whether Rev. Carolyn or one of her hand-picked associates (both male and female available) officiates for you on your wedding day, you can relax knowing that you have an experienced professional up there with you and that your ceremony will be presented exactly according to your wishes.

For more information or to reserve your date
Call (423) 636-1003
The Event of a Lifetime
Your Wedding Day

If you are like most couples, you are devoting a lot of time and effort to insure that everything about your wedding turns out just right.

You are searching for a perfect location, shopping for that exquisite wedding dress, ordering invitations, hiring a photographer, checking out DJs and musicians, sampling several caterers’ specialties, and engaging a florist.

Have you also considered what choices are available to you for the ceremony itself?

Your Wedding Ceremony:
The Heart of Your Wedding Day

Your ceremony is truly the heart of your wedding day. The words and promises spoken set the tone for your married life together. This celebration of your love is too important not to give consideration to exactly what will be said and to insure that you will have the best professional wedding minister or officiant standing up front with you to present your ceremony in accordance with your wishes and to provide support for you and your fiancé as you make your vows to one another.

Have a Custom Wedding Ceremony
As Unique as the Two of You

Any Location
Indoors or Out

Formal or Casual
Large or Small
Traditional, Contemporary or Themed

Spiritual • Non-Denominational • Interfaith
Religious • Multicultural • Civil • Secular

Both male and female ministers and officiants available.

When you choose Rev. Carolyn Claiborne or one of her associates from Minister-Officiant Services to officiate at your wedding, we will help you to create a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony that is a unique and perfect reflection of you and your fiancé’s love for one another. Our step-by-step ceremony building process along with our abundant collection of wedding resources makes creating your custom wedding ceremony fun and easy to do.

All spiritual paths and cultural backgrounds honored

No Restrictions on Second Marriages

No Premarital Counseling Required
Although we highly recommend you consider taking advantage of our

You will encounter no judgment or discrimination from any of our wedding ministers and officiants. We honor all spiritual paths and cultures, and we respect the life experiences that have brought both of you to this day. We are here to celebrate your love for each other and provide you with the wedding ceremony of your dreams whether you are planning a gala affair with hundreds of guests, a smaller more intimate gathering of your closest family and friends, or a private celebration for just the two of you.

All of Our Wedding Ministers and Officiants
Are Professionally Trained and Experienced

With Minister-Officiant Services, you can be assured that you will have a fully qualified wedding minister or officiant whose confident and calming presence will help you to relax and focus on your fiancé during your ceremony. All of our associates are seasoned and proficient public speakers, comfortable in front of a crowd, and capable of handling anything unexpected that might arise. Both male and female officiants are available.

Regularly serving Brides and Grooms
throughout the Region including

All of Northeast, East and Middle Tennessee
Including Tri-Cities, Smoky Mountains, Knoxville,
Chattanooga & Nashville areas

Western North Carolina
Southwest Virginia
Most areas of Kentucky
Northern South Carolina
Northern Georgia

Read more about planning your destination wedding
in the Smoky Mountains

We will come to any city or town in our regional area
to officiate a wedding ceremony

Other Areas by Request
We Love Destination Weddings!

The Wedding Kiss • Maple Lane Farm, Johnson City, TN • Capture Photography
Garden Wedding at Dara’s Gardens, Knoxville TN •         Julie Mallett Photography

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Dedicated to making your special day as unique as the two of you.