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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 opting for a life celebration 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 and chapels.
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 recognised Officiant Zelda Sheldon is available not only to legally officiate your ceremony but also to help you make your wedding ceremony truly special.
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.
Zelda's fee for officiating within Nashville Tennessee is $300 which includes consultation, writing and redrafting as needed. As an add on service Zelda can help you write your own special vows, attend a pre-ceremony rehearsal if needed and also sing a romantic song performing on ukulele for your ceremony (Hawaiian Wedding Song is a big favourite) or a song of your choice. Zelda is also happy to offer her home as a location for an elopement ceremony with just the bride and groom or tailor a lovely simple wedding without rehearsal to fit your budget and welcomes all inquiries. For all other locations outside of Tennessee you are welcome to email your contact details, date and location of your ceremony so you can receive a written quote. Bookings are confirmed with your pre-payment online via PayPal, or with a phone call for credit card transactions.
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.
Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon Diary
Oct, Nov, Dec 2013
It's a privilege to be chosen to officiate for these awesome weddings:
Chantil's secret park wedding in Nashville Fri Oct 4, 2013
Dee Dee and Alan's farm wedding in Hendersonville Sat Oct 5, 2013
Janeen and Aaron's romantic zombie wedding in Nashville at the Zombie Walk on World Zombie Day Sat Oct 12, 2013
Nick and Michelle's romantic elopement' ceremony Tue Oct 15, 2013 in Zelda's garden.
Karen and Devan's Tree of Life wedding in Smyrna TN Sat Oct 19, 2013
Kelli and Todd's home wedding in Nashville Fri Nov 29, 2013 featuring romantic ukulele performance
Toyia and Michael's church wedding in Nashville Thur 26 Dec 2013
Sending out a heartfelt thank you to all the awesome couples who invited me to officiate for them in 2013. It was an honour and privilege to be part of your wonderful wedding. ~ Zelda Sheldon wedding officiant.
Nashville Wedding Officiant Zelda Sheldon Diary 2014
Cayley and Chris's romantic elopement ceremony in Nashville Fri Jan 10, 2014
Judy and Greg's Private Ceremony in Brentwood Sat Feb 1, 2014
Hunt and Jessica's intimate Elopement Ceremony in Nashville Wed Feb 5, 2014
Diana and Raphael's Morning Elopement Ceremony in Nashville Sat March 22, 2014
Shandrelle and Brandon's private Elopement Ceremony in Nashville Tue April 2, 2014
Yuli and Russells private short and sweet ceremony in Zelda's garden Fri May 30, 2014
Cassie's Commitment Ceremony at Centennial Park Nashville Sat May 31, 2014
Wynne and Eugene's Fun-filled Wedding Ceremony at Nashville Zoo Fri June 20, 2014
Alison and Luis barn wedding at Franklin Sat June 21, 2014
Emily and Ben's outdoor sunset wedding in Cool Springs Franklin Sat June 28, 2014
Steven and Emily's Monday Lunch Wedding in Nashville Mon June 30,2014
Shir and Eli's Lakeside Wedding in Hermitage Tue July 1, 2014
Hey and Ingun's romantic elopement wedding Tue Aug 19, 2014
Tao and Larry's romantic elopement wedding Fri Aug 22, 2014
Teringo and Dereg's park wedding in Nashville Sun Aug 31,2014
Judy and Rick's Broadway Honky-tonk wedding Tue Sep 2, 2014
Jordan and Joe's outdoor sunset wedding in Nashville Sat Sep 18, 2014
Britni and Dennis outdoor sunset wedding at Hermitage Sat Oct 11, 2014
Ashley and Dezie's gothic wedding at Murfreesboro Sat Oct 18, 2014
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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 8 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
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
Mrs. Sheldon performed my wedding on Sept. 28, 2013. 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 did a wonderful job 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.