The wedding ceremony will pass in a flash, for many it's like a dream. Your senses at their peak. This is perhaps the most intimate of public moments, as you proclaim to the world AND yourselves, your absolute and enduring love for each other.
Non-denominational minister (Universal Life Church)
Key West Wedding Notary Public and Non-denominational minister (Universal Life Church) and assistance writing your Key West wedding vows.
Perfect for couples seeking a professional person to perform their wedding vows. My years of experience are also helpful in planning your processional, recessional and other aspects of your Key West wedding ceremony. Rehearsals are ALWAYS available if you desire a rehearsal.
Payment plans are flexible, as needed, to accommodate our clients.
Michael Vernon, "The Conch Republic Minister of Love".
Authentic Signing Ceremony
Our signing ceremony follows the pronouncement and kiss of the wedding ceremony.
After Mr. Vernon blows from his Conch Shell horn (his traditional blessing), the couple is invited, with guests, to witness the document signing. This is the perfect way to create a lifetime memory of the signature that will solemize your wedding or vow renewal forever.
Your witnesses (2) are also invited to sit and sign the Florida marriage license. The parchment Conch Republic Minister of Love Marriage Certificate is signed by and presented to the couple, complete with the date, time and location of the ceremony. Mr. Vernon signs both documents and presents them to the couple in a custom document cover.
The "Signing Ceremony" composition includes solid wood table, padded cloth french provincial style chair, Ostrich or Peacock feather quill pen and Conch Republic Minister of Love Marriage Certificate which is suitable for framing and decorative document cover.
Ceremony and Decor provided by Conch Concierge Weddings
Our simple sand ceremony includes loving words written by Reverend Michael Vernon, "The Conch Republic Minister of Love" and includes a small amount of sand or soil taken from directly beneath your feet from the place of you ceremony.
This symbolizes your spirits joining as one. Forever Spring, Forever Young. Your love is a river. Today is Forever.
Handfasting Ceremony with Custom Patchwork Cloth.
This novel ceremony combines the pagan ceremony of handfasting, which is basically a simple ceremony that gently binds the hands with loose cloth to symbolize 2 lives joining as one. This is usually done by a ribbon or rope. This idea replaces the ribbon/rope with a patchwork cloth that is made from various pieces of light weight cloth provided by your friends and family. The added symbolism: that we all are bound by our love for each other. What a wonderful way to acknowledge family and friends who are not able to attend your destination wedding ceremony, but welcome in spirit by providing a piece of personal cloth that is sewn into the patchwork. The cloth provided should be from an item worn or held close, such as a shirt, pants, blouse, bed sheet, lightly woven towels, etc. The patchwork will be perhaps 12" to 24" wide and 24"-60" long. This depends on the number of pieces presented for sewing into this treasured souvenier.
You may want to sew this yourself or ask a family or friend to assist you, but if you like the idea and need help...
I've partnered with a local seamstress.
Allow 14 days to sew the handfasting cloth, so ask your guests to send their pieces at least 30 days prior to the ceremony.
This is very important, as last minute additions will add significantly to the cost of the patchwork.
The very nature of this work is that each is very different and determined by each individual piece provided. All cloth pieces must be clean, unfrayed, Avoid sending too heavy or too light fabrics such as denim, corduroy, and lace. Ideal fabrics are cotton, silk, rayon, summer wool, polyester.
Send all cloth to:
Conch Concierge, c/o Patchwork B&G NAME,
PO Box 1242, Key West, Florida 33041
Hours Daily: 6am - 9pm
Conch Concierge, LLC