Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon.
It's all about love.
Officiants generally referred to as "celebrants" are people who officiate marriage and other major life ceremonies for those who do not want a traditional religious ceremony.
Celebrancy is a movement to provide agents to officiate at ceremonies often reserved in law to either the clergy officers or the courts. Today more and more people are choosing a life celebration that is an expression of their love and creativity in non-traditional styles and in non-traditional settings - parks, beaches, lakes, mountains, bridges, honky-tonk bars, private homes and venues of all kinds including churches, porches and reception rooms.
Love is everywhere.
This is your wedding and the sky's the limit.
150 Weddings officiated...and the love story continues.
A big THANK YOU! To all the awesome couples who have given Zelda the honor of officiating their wedding it's been an absolute privilege and to read all the lovely 5-Star Reviews on Google business page is so gratifying. Zelda has enjoyed helping couples from all walks create their own unique and special wedding ceremony and looks forward to serving you too.
By popular demand - same day rush-service East Nashville $150.
In response to 'living at the speed of LIFE' Zelda is happy to offer NASHVILLE RUSH SAME DAY WEDDING SERVICES. This short n' sweet 'love in a rush' signing ceremony will give you just enough time to 'tie the knot', sign and then go live life large in the fast lane. This Rush Service will be East Nashville Riverside Village and professional fees start at $150. You'll need your marriage certificate for Zelda to officiate your marriage. Text 24/7 at 615-720-7192 with names of the couple, your preference for location and time. All services will require pre payment via Venmo or PayPal. If you don't have these text Zelda to make special arrangements. SEE BELOW WEDDING SERVICE MENU FOR ALL THE SERVICE OPTIONS.
Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon ~ All you need is love.
Below is a video of the first 50 weddings officiated by Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon. Each one truly special and unique and a perfect fit for the wedding couple. The classic Beatles song All You Need Is Love soundtrack sung and performed by Zelda Sheldon on ukulele.
Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon ~ First 50 Weddings
Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon ~ weddings with love.
Love has the power to bring us together.
In the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world, officiants and celebrants perform religious or secular celebrancy services for weddings, renewing vows, child namings, coming of age ceremonies, funerals, and other significant rituals which are a valuable part of our lives.
An officiant's main responsibility is to receive and witness the consent of the intended spouses and to ensure the legal formalities, ensuring the validity of the marriage or civil union, are observed.
Officiant's duties and responsibilities, as well as who may be an officiant vary among jurisdictions.
As a lawfully recognised Marriage Officiant in the state of Tennessee Zelda Sheldon is available not only to legally officiate your ceremony but also to help you make your wedding ceremony truly special.
Nashville Marriage Officiant Zelda Sheldon creates a beautiful ceremony perfect for you.
Zelda will write and personalize your ceremony, helping you create a tone that's a perfect fit for your style and preferences, whatever you want that expresses your unique personality. One thing for sure, if you are wishing for the most beautiful joy-filled ceremony full of warmth, laughter and love that you and your guests will always remember Zelda will help you create that magic moment in time.
Here's an idea by popular demand: A Simple Table Wedding!
Seems that more and more people just want a simple, no-fuss wedding. It all started when several couples reached out to me and requested a simple wedding ASAP where we could meet and officiate in a nice convenient location close to downtown. I said "YES!" and the rest is history. The couples LOVED it because it’s so easy. All you do is bring your marriage license for me to officiate and in under 10 minutes you'll be officially married and on your way as a legal married couple. Book ahead to reserve your service at your preferred time and save money.
Looking for your most affordable option? Choose a simple table wedding with wedding officiant Zelda Sheldon.
DOSE CAFE located at Dose Cafe, 1400 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN 37216 is Zelda’s most affordable option. The simple reason is because it’s a super convenient location to Zelda with minimal time and travel. Couples come to her and therefore she passes on the savings. For all other locations including downtown there will be extra fee.
DOWNTOWN LOCATION ALSO OFFERED: Pinewood Social at 33 Peabody Street Nashville 37210 is conveniently located just five minutes drive from the Davidson County Clerk where you pick up your Marriage License. There's plenty of free parking and you just need to validate your parking ticket at the Pinewood’s front desk. Tell Pinewood reception you’re here to get married with Zelda and they’ll take good care of you. You can also reserve your table and a retro bowling lane at an additional cost charged by Pinewood. Zelda has officiated several weddings in the lanes. This venue has an awesome informal fun vibe - everyone loves it. If you prefer this downtown location just add on $50 to each of the service options below. Simple.
WEDDING SERVICE MENU ~ *PLEASE NOTE PRICE UPDATE EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2019
By popular demand: Same Day Weddings and Simple Table Weddings with Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon.
In response to 'living at the speed of LIFE' Nashville Wedding officiant Zelda Sheldon is happy to offer couples a range of service options to suit your preferences, timeframe and budget.
ALL THE PRICES BELOW ARE FOR THE DOSE CAFE LOCATION 1400 McGavock Pike, Nashville TN 37216.
1) 'Love in a Rush - NEXT DAY' signing ceremony reserved for weddings with 24 hours notice from time of booking. This is the most affordable Sign & Go option. Call and reserve then and prepay your service via Venmo $120 USD.
2) 'Love in a Rush' - SAME DAY' signing ceremony is reserved for weddings within same day 2+ hrs from time of booking. This is the second most affordable Sign & Go option. Call and reserve then and prepay your service via Venmo $150 USD.
3) 'Love in a Rush - WITHIN 2 HRS' signing ceremony is reserved for weddings within 2-hrs notice from time of booking. This is the third most affordable Sign & Go option. Call and reserve then and prepay your service via Venmo $180 USD.
4) 'Love in a Rush' Short-N-Sweet' vows / ring exchange ceremony. This Short n' Sweet vow and ring exchange ceremony gives you just enough time to say "I do", 'tie the knot' and then go live life large in the fast lane. Next Day $190; Same Day $250.
5) ‘Love at Your Location’ vows / ring exchange ceremony or table wedding. Two options: 1. Nashville metro location within I-24-440-I-65-Briley loop. Call and reserve then and prepay your service via Venmo $295 USD. 2. OTHER LOCATIONS: Beyond Nashville metro the service fee will be determined by location and proximity to Nashville. Call or email with your address for pricing.
HOW IT WORKS
First, arrange to collect your your marriage certificate for Zelda to officiate your marriage.
Book your service time and date with Zelda: Text of call Zelda at 615-720-7192 with your preference for type of service, location and time and names of the couple.
Pre-Pay for your service to complete your reservation. All Services requires pre payment via Venmo or PayPal.
PAYMENT: All services require pre-payment and you can pay conveniently via Venmo or Paypal.
For Venmo: Zelda Sheldon@Zelda-Sheldon. With her red scarfe, hot-pink and polka dotted background she’s hard to miss.
For PayPal: Use this email address: email@example.com (au is for Australia - Zelda’s country of origin). For PayPal add their $5 service fee or use Venmo to avoid a service fee PayPal charges.
If you don't have either Paypal or Venmo text Zelda to make special arrangements for cash payments. All cash payments only available as a last resort and will require an additional 5% handling fee as Zelda does not use cash in her business transactions.
Zelda will confirm via text your prepayment has been received and you’re in the schedule ready for the service.
PRACTICALITIES FOR TABLE WEDDINGS: For Table weddings it’s usually just the couple and Zelda. Sometimes the couple has one or two family or friends attending, but any more than 5 or 6 absolute max in total including me will be too large for a table because of the venue space at the cafes and will therefore require the next level of service $295 for your party or you can book the bowling lane at an additional cost Pinewood charges.
MEETING: The couple arrives a before the scheduled service time. It a table wedding at Dose or Pinewood Social, the couple finds a table, and as a courtesy to the venues for letting us have our ceremony at one of their tables the couple orders and pays for their beverage of choice. And order food if you want. Both these venues serve delicious food and beverages and offer wonderful service so make sure you tip your service staff. Once seated and ordered the couple then texts me and then Zelda arrives at the appointed time ready to be of service to officiate your simple table wedding. Simple, no fuss, and simply awesome!
MARRIAGE LICENCE: You'll need your current valid marriage license for Zelda to officiate. Make sure it’s a marriage license issued in the state of Tennessee.
RETURNING TO OFFICIATED LICENSE: Once officiated Zelda is happy to mail it back for you, or if you prefer you can return the officiated documents yourself via mail or personal delivery. Your choice.
*CURRENT PUBLISHED SERVICE PRICE LIST: This page is the official published current service pricing and this pricing shall apply over any other websites. Apologies if any other websites or online service directories may not have the latest pricing.
Zelda Sheldon is legally ordained to officiate your awesome wedding.
153 weddings so far…and the love story continues….
Over 150 marriages officiated so far. It's a privilege and honor to have officiated for these awesome couples.
Regina & Sean - Family backyard wedding Murfreesboro
Jill & Ronnie - Family backyard wedding Nashville
Micah & Jason - Intimate Gathering at Parthenon wedding Nashville
Chantil & Shay - Elopement wedding at The Children's Garden in Centennial Park Nashville
Dee Dee & Alan - farm wedding in Hendersonville
Janeen & Aaron's romantic zombie wedding at the Zombie Walk Nashville on World Zombie Day
Nick & Michelle romantic elopement ceremony in Zelda's garden.
Karen & Devan's Tree of Life wedding in Smyrna TN
Kelli & Todd's home wedding featuring romantic ukulele performance
Toyia & Michael church wedding in Nashville
Cayley & Chris's romantic elopement ceremony in Nashville
Judy & Greg Private Ceremony in Brentwood
Hunt & Jessica intimate Ceremony in Nashville
Diana & Raphael's Morning Elopement Ceremony in Nashville
Shandrelle & Brandon's private Elopement Ceremony in Nashville
Yuli and Russell short and sweet ceremony in Zelda's garden Nashville
Cassie's Commitment Ceremony at Centennial Park Nashville
Wynne & Eugene's Fun-filled Zoo Ceremony at Nashville Zoo
Alison & Luis barn wedding at Franklin
Emily & Ben's outdoor sunset wedding in Cool Springs TN
Steven & Emily's Monday Lunch Wedding in Nashville
Shir & Eli's Lakeside Wedding in Hermitage TN
Hey & Ingun's romantic elopement wedding in Nashville
Tao & Larry's romantic elopement wedding in Nashville
Teringo & Dereg Bicentennial park wedding in Nashville
Judy & Rick's Broadway Honky-tonk wedding Tue
Tatiana & Adrey's romantic elopement wedding Friday
Jordan & Joe's outdoor sunset wedding in Nashville Saturday
Sara & Ben's romantic elopement wedding Monday
Britni & Dennis outdoor sunset wedding at Hermitage Saturday
Ashley & Dezie's gothic wedding at Murfreesboro Saturday
Lauren & Duncan's romantic elopement wedding Tuesday
David & Carina Romantic Paris Landing Park Wedding Wednesday
Missy & Rob’s Romantic Halloween Wedding at Cheekwood Mansion
Jordan & Anthony Elopement Wedding Nashville Parthenon
Sukoham & Sam romantic Elopement Wedding Nashville
Leah & Steve Romantic Wedding at The Building East Nashville
Brad & Julia home wedding in East Nashville
Holly & Mark New Years Eve Murfreesboro
Laquita & Haotiun in Nashville
Kyla & Phillip Nashville Downtown on a Saturday evening
Holly & John at the Tulip Garden Centennial Park Nashville on a Saturday
Rachel & Bill Sat at the Bandstand Centennial Park, Nashville riverfront on a Saturday
Norma & Israel at Bellevue home wedding on a Sunday
Rachel & Anthony romantic elopement ceremony on a Friday
Ramona & Tyler romantic elopement ceremony on a Saturday
Jessie & John at Whiskey Bent Broadway on a Thursday night
Christy & Charles at Nashville on a Friday in May
Robyn & Aaron at Shelby Park June on a Friday
Joanne & Daniel houseboat wedding Center Hill Lake on a Saturday
Kayla & Ben at Schermerhorn Auditorium Saturday
Erin & David at The Parthenon Nashville
Sara & Austin at Mount Juliet on a Saturday
Jamie & Tim in Nashville on a Friday
Caitlin & Chase Elopement Wedding Cookeville on a Wednesday
Heidi & Keane Elopement Wedding in Nashville on a Thursday
Yuliya & Preet Elopement at The Parthenon Nashville on a Sunday
Rachel & Ben - Franklin on a Saturday
Alan & Gabby Saturday Lebanon
Shyam & Meredith elopement Zelda’s Garden on a Wednesday
Chad & Leilani - Elopement Zelda’s Garden on a Wednesday
Richard & Wendy in Zelda’s Garden Nashville
Debra & Osher Tulip garden Centennial Park Nashville Friday
Cheryl & Samir at Zelda’s Garden Tuesday
Jamie & Andy McKinney Cedars of Lebanon
Lori & Herb Brentwood Wednesday
Travis & Breanne SUN Bowling Green, Kentucky
Chris & Melody Nashville Saturday
Felix & Donna Percy Warner Park Nashville
Nicole & Jay Saturday Riverwood Mansion
Richard & Wendy in Zelda’s Garden Nashville
Debra & Osher Tulip garden Centennial Park Nashville Friday
Cheryl & Samir at Zelda’s Garden Tuesday
Jamie & Andy McKinney Cedars of Lebanon on Saturday
Lori & Herb Brentwood Wednesday
Travis & Breanne Bowling Green, Kentucky Sunday
Chris & Melody Nashville Sat
Felix & Donna Percy Warner Park Nashville
Nicole & Jay Saturday Riverwood Mansion
Joshua & Heather at Centennial Park Nashville
Izzy & Tony at Belle Meade Mansion in Nashville on a Friday ~ Zelda’s associate officiated while Zelda at Harvard Law School
Buddy & Jenny Elopement in Zelda’s Garden
Brian & Kasania Backyard Elopement in Zelda’s Garden on a Wednesday
Jessica & Brian Sample Treehouse Ceremony in Nashville on a Friday
Andrew & Melissa in Zelda’s Garden on a Saturday
Justin & Emily Thompson's Station, TN on a Sunday
John & Melinda - a simple table Wedding at Pinewood Social on a Wednesday
Tucker & Rebecca - WED a simple table wedding at Pinewood Social Nashville on a Wednesday
John and Jade - a simple table wedding at Pinewood Social on a Friday
Patrick and Katherine - Total Eclipse wedding in Gallatin on a Monday
Sandy and Monica - simple table wedding at Pinewood Social on a Friday
Hannah and Sam - a home wedding in East Nashville on Friday
Daniel & Arabella - simple table wedding at Pinewood Social on Friday
Jan & Maurice - simple table wedding at Pinewood Social on Friday
Rebecca David Chalmers - On a bridge in Centennial Park on Sunday
Vashti & Brendan - simple table wedding at Pinewood Social on Friday
Shawn & Randy downtown Nashville on a Saturday
AND SO MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL COUPLES AS THE LOVE STORY CONTINUES...
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Zelda was the absolute best officiant my husband and I could have asked for on our wedding day. Her ceremony script was beautiful and she was open to any and all changes we requested although there weren't many. She made our ceremony feel very intimate and personal which is what we were looking for. Our guests couldn't stop complimenting how "us" the ceremony felt with some saying it was the best ceremony they had witnessed. Thank you Zelda for being such a dream and making our day that much more magical! Nicole Nash, Nashville ~ 5-Star Facebook Review on Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon
Zelda Sheldon is the absolute professional when it comes to thoughtful, expedient, and satisfying officiant service. My wife and I (feels weird to type that now) scheduled a same day signing of our marriage license. Payment was simple, the meeting was perfect, and the overall experience exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Zelda Sheldon to any couple looking for an officiant. Brock Steele - Nashville ~ 5-Star Google Review.
Zelda is amazing! My husband and I were thrilled to share our special day with her. During our planning process Zelda was very communicative, friendly and helpful. We met several times prior to the wedding to discuss plans and details; at one point we even changed the date of our wedding and Zelda was extremely flexible and happy to work with us. She is a beautiful person inside and out and just brought so much joy to our wedding day with her awesome uke playing and singing. Our guests loved her and so do we. Thank you Zelda!! Emily and Ben Nelson, Florida USA
Zelda was the icing on the cake! First of all, God meant for her to marry my husband and I. After something happened with the first officiant I had spoken with, I quickly talked to Zelda eight days before our wedding! I was very happy she was available, and she met me within a couple of days, thoughtfully walked me through each sentence, and read me what she would read at the ceremony, like an angel! She sounds so great and that is important. It also started raining for a bit when my outdoor ceremony was supposed to start, but Zelda and her own sunshine came in, she is so personable and sweet. She was even having good conversation with my guests while we waited for the rain to stop. Didn't need a microphone, her very pleasant voice was clear enough for the people in the back row to hear (80 guests outdoors). She was soothing to have near when mine and my husband's hands were shaking. She included my dad and our son in asking who gave me away and asking by name to provide our rings, very sweet and thoughtful. I am sooo glad Zelda could be there for us and our ceremony. :) Alison H. Franklin TN
"Our guests were raving about our ceremony - namely Zelda's singing and ukulele playing as I walked down the aisle. She played and sang "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles. She is talented, fun and professional. You won't be disappointed." Kayla and Ben, Nashville
Thanks again for all your help Zelda. It was truly a special day for us and we were so glad to have you be a part of our Nashville Wedding! Rachel and Bill.
Zelda, I'm happy we found you to do our ceremony. As soon as we met you we knew we made the right choice. Thank you for making our houseboat wedding a wonderful memory. All our guests loved you too. We're glad you & Pal stayed & had fun". The Benoit's
Amazing! My romantic dream wedding to propose and have my wedding ceremony on stage downtown Broadway during my show. Zelda, you made it all happen, Jessie my lovely bride was amazed and it couldn't have been more perfect! Thank you for everything. Johnathan and Jessie, Nashville
My wedding was wonderful due to the fact that Zelda Sheldon, officiant, was on time and went that extra mile to make sure everything turned out excellent. She is very friendly and has a great personality, I highly recommend her as your wedding officiant. Thanks so much, Zelda for making my day special!!! Toyia S. Detroit
Zelda performed a brief and memorable wedding ceremony for us in Nashville. We traveled for our wedding and Zelda was great to work with in planning our vows and ceremony from out of town. The ceremony was warm and personable and her ukulele playing was wonderful! She was professional and we were extremely happy with her services, both in prepping and delivering the ceremony. Kelli S. Nashville
We chose Zelda Sheldon to perform at our country style wedding in Hendersonville. She was very efficient, warm and gracious. We had beautiful and memorable wedding. Mrs. Sheldon helped prepare us for the coming day. I will totally recommend her again and again. Thank you, Mrs. Sheldon, and God bless you. Jill J. Hendersonville
Zelda my husband and I want to thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful. We could not have done this without your help. You are the most beautiful person and a wonderful wedding officiant. Lora F, Nashville TN
Zelda did a wonderful job. She really listened to what we wanted and came through exactly as we had in our minds for our small private elopement ceremony. Chantil H. Nashville TN
Zelda, THANK YOU so much for a wonderful ceremony. I felt as if you were family. Jolene W. Texas
Zelda is a wonderful officiant performing our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Zelda so much. Regina L. Nashville TN
Zelda, thank you for everything. As the groom it was up to me to find the right officiant for our wedding ceremony. And I’m relieved I made the best decision. You made the whole process so easy. I got so many nice comments from my family and friends who all loved your service. Huntley B, Nashville TN.
Thank you Zelda. The wedding ceremony you gave us was perfect. Especially the song you played on ukulele ‘So This is Love’. Vance and Mikinzie TN.
We decided to elope to Nashville and found Zelda online. She was so responsive, professional, and wonderful to work with from the beginning. On the day of our ceremony, she made us feel so comfortable. She was genuine, easy to work with, and fun! She allowed us to customize our ceremony beforehand, and was so flexible, calm, and joyful during the ceremony. Our ceremony turned out perfectly, and a large part of that was because of Zelda! She was willing to go above and beyond and you can tell that she truly cherishes her work! We feel so fortunate to have found her and been able to work with her. Without a doubt, we would recommend Zelda to anyone who is looking for an awesome and enjoyable ceremony! - Will & Sarah M. PA
My husband and I decided to elope on our third anniversary. We thought that the state would have someone available to witness our marriage at the clerk's office, but were told once there that they were available only once a week. It was important to us to keep our anniversary so with a hurried search on google we found Zelda. She arranged to meet same day and was an absolute joy to work with. She has an incredible attitude and made even our modest "tabletop" wedding feel like a wonderful event. She made the whole process so easy and even took some pictures of us together that turned out great. We would recommend her to anyone. Thanks, Zelda! Nicole & Steve TN
Zelda married my husband and I at bicentennial park. It was lovely. She is such a upbeat person. Our experience was memorable and I would recommend her to anyone. She went above and beyond what she said she would do. Our family gives credit where credit is due. 5 stars!!!! James & Natasha TN
Zelda was very excited and sweet. We met at dose Cafe and we were done before the food came out! She let us say some vows and made the entire experience relaxing and pleasant. Would definitely recommend instead of a huge wedding. Darrion & Jessica TN
Zelda is amazing we both loved our experience with her. She has great energy! Highly recommended. Andrew & Sarah TN
Highly recommend using Zelda. We arranged for her to marry us in the Opryland Hotel just 4 days before we arrived in Nashville. The process was easy and enjoyable, she is very prepared and timely. Glad to be married so soon to the man of my dreams. Stephanie & Shaun
Zelda Sheldon is the absolute professional when it comes to thoughtful, expedient, and satisfying officiant service. My wife and I (feels weird to type that now) scheduled a same day signing of our marriage license. Payment was simple, the meeting was perfect, and the overall experience exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Zelda Sheldon to any couple looking for an officiant. Brock & Maddie TN
My husband and I got married on a table wedding with Zelda and it was incredible! She is so kind! I highly recommend her! Thank you so much for being a part of such a special day in our life! ♥️ Jessica & Taylor TN
Highly recommend! We had a fantastic experience from our very first contact with Zelda, right through to our simple signing ceremony. Nashville is one of our favourite cities so when we decided to get married we looked for an officiant who could offer us the simple, personal and no fuss wedding we wanted. We are UK based so first contacted Zelda via email and arranged the whole thing really easily in advance. We had lovely messages from Zelda the day before, which was reassuring to know it was all good to go. Our ceremony was exactly as we hoped, Zelda went the extra mile for us, even taking some photos and sending them on to us. If you are looking for someone who cares and will make your special day fun and perfect then Zelda is the officiant for you! Rachel and Terry, UK
My husband and I planned our wedding at last minute, I did some research and fold Zelda. We get married at Dose Café and it a really nice place and she made our wedding so easy and relaxing. It was an amazing experience!!!! Nayeli TN