Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Your Wedding Day will be a day of moments...  Moments when you laugh, cry, smile endlessly, and feel so much in love with the person standing before you. Many of these moments happen during the Wedding Ceremony. The words said, the feelings shared, and so much more... My work as your Minister and Officiant is to create a Wedding Ceremony that is based on your beliefs, ideas, special readings, and personality traits. That is what makes it memorable. 

THE CEREMONIES     I offer couples the ability to choose either a Simple Ceremony, which is pre-scripted & geared towards the smaller, more informal gatherings, OR a Designer Ceremony, which is specially tailored  towards special readings and details. Both choices offer the ability to have a Unity Ritual, which is a physical representation of your union together. Examples of these include the Sand Ceremony, Unity Candle, Hand Fasting, and the Hand Blessing. 

THE LOCATION           The Ceremony takes place at the location of your choosing. I travel mostly with an hour of our home here in Virginia Beach, reaching areas that include Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg. Our locations have included beaches, parks, military base chapels, private residences, resort hotels, bed & breakfasts, country club settings, and special places of interest such as The Chrysler Museum, Spirit of Norfolk cruise line, and The Norfolk Botanical Gardens. 

THE OFFICIANT          I am Rev. Launa Byrd. I have a non-denominational background and Certification with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Both I and my husband, Rev. Patrick Byrd, are Ordained Ministers, certified to perform wedding ceremonies. Our wedding ministry has been serving Virginia since 2008.  My website is:  Please visit this site for pricing, pictures, and testimonials from many couples. For the past consecutive 4 years, I have received the BRIDE'S CHOICE Award on This is given only to the top 5% best rated vendors.

Many couples can book 6 months up to a year in advance, so do not hesitate to call early if you have a special date in mind. I can be best reached at (757) 617-4541 or by email at CHAPLAINSERVICES@COX.NET. I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest regards,

Rev. Launa Byrd

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