Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan are nondenominational Palm Springs ministers / officiants who help loving, committed couples create a special wedding ceremony.

Reverend Virginia
Palm Springs, California Wedding Services
Palm Springs Weddings: Specialized Wedding Services - Nondenominational Wedding Ministry

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officiatepecialized Wedding Services, situated in the exquisite Palm Springs, California area, is a nondenominational, religious and interfaith wedding ministry. It was created over 20-years ago, so that the discriminating bride and groom might express their loving commitment to one another in a unique and truly beautiful wedding ceremony. Each ceremony reflects you as a couple — your love, your relationship, your beliefs and values. Specialized Wedding Services has two licensed, ordained interfaith ministers to serve you. The warm pleasant manner of both Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan coupled with their delightful presentation brings to life the wedding of your dreams. Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan only officiate at one wedding on any given day. A sound system is also provided, so all your guests will hear the entire ceremony. Additionally, Specialized Wedding Services maintains Commercial General Liability Insurance coverage. We invite you to tell us about your wedding, when you check our availability!

Ordained ministers and nondenominational wedding officiants, Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan provide you free personal consultation regarding your wedding ceremony. Additionally, they furnish you with their Wedding Ceremonial and Information Package, which contains a variety of time-tested ceremonial selections from which to choose. These selections, together with other requested information, form the foundation of what will become a lovely, highly tailored and very personal customized wedding ceremony. Or, if prefered, Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan help the bride and groom write their own very special wedding vows, further customizing the marriage ceremony.

One of Reverend Stan’s specialties is the blending of Jewish and Catholic or Christian and Jewish wedding ceremonies. These ceremonies are presented in such fashion so as to offend no one, while, at the same time, celebrating both traditions. Whether Jewish or Christian, the guests come away from this truly beautiful ceremony having learned more about the traditions of both religions. Additionally, Reverend Stan reads several blessings and other passages in the Hebrew language and wears a kippot and tallit for this type ceremony. You may wish to ask Reverend Stan about the unique Jewish Ring Ceremony. The wedding ring is first placed on the index finger, or heart finger, of the right hand, before it is voluntarily moved to the ring finger of the left hand. Of course, Reverend Stan is also called upon to officiate at Catholic, Christian and Jewish wedding ceremonies, as well as nondenominational and civil ceremonies.

Adding the very touching and memorable Rose Ceremony, Unity Candle, Breaking the Glass, a Children's Ceremony or something still different — something the bride and groom alone have created, further enhances our wedding ceremonies. In the alternative, for those already married, you may wish to consider a Renewal of Vows Ceremony, a commitment to a loving lifestyle and a reawakening to future years together.  Ceremonies Described

The bride and groom may even select the color of the robe to be worn by Reverend Virginia or Reverend Stan, while officiating the service; or, for a more casual affair, you may select from an assortment of other wearing apparel. And, your photographers may click away during the entire wedding ceremony, thus creating an everlasting memento of this day.

As our gift to you, you will be sent a Certified Copy of your Marriage License directly from the Recorder's Office, and as a final remembrance, we present the bride and groom with a beautifully bound and printed copy of the wedding ceremony — a keepsake to cherish forever.

Whether a large wedding at an elegant hotel or country club, or a small wedding in our lovely wedding chapel, there is an alternative to the Las Vegas wedding! Come to the Palm Springs, California area and enjoy the sumptuous lifestyle of the desert communities — the many country clubs, hotels, spas, golf courses, tennis gardens and casinos — the lifestyle of the rich and famous!

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The warm pleasant manner of both Reverend Virginia and Reverend Stan coupled with their delightful presentation brings to life the wedding of your dreams.

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Specialized Wedding Services Receives The 2014 Couples' Choice Awards

Palm Springs, CA – January 28, 2024 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce that Specialized Wedding Services has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for the sixth consecutive year in the Service Category of “Ministers / Officiants.”

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Specialized Wedding Services was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Specialized Wedding Services is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride's Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

"WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "Since the launch of the Couple's Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Specialized Wedding Services for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples."

We are happy to announce that Specialized Wedding Services is among the very best Ministers / Officiants within the WeddingWire Network, which, in addition to WeddingWire, includes leading wedding planning sites, such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past bridal couples for their review and nominating us to receive the Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014. This is our sixth consecutive year to be so honored.

Specialized Wedding Services is a nondenominational, religious and interfaith wedding ministry. Each ceremony reflects the personal desires of our bridal couples – their love, their relationship, their beliefs and values. There are two ministers to serve you. These are Reverend Virginia Surrell and Reverend Stan Jacobson.


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