wedding & hand fasting ceremonies

Are you hoping for a non-traditional, customized wedding with deep spiritual meaning?

Are you and your partner looking for an open-minded Officiant who is knowledgeable in
Hand Fasting and other wedding rituals?

Then you should talk with Tess about planning and officiating your wedding.

Throughout life, we use ceremony to mark important events and passages from one phase of being to another. A wedding or hand-fasting is a very sacred ceremony -- one that should be planned with utmost care to reflect the values and sacred vows of you and your life partner. 


An ordained minister with the Universal Life Church, Tess can help you design a beautiful ceremony that holds deep meaning and truth for you and your partner. You will receive a beautiful Marriage Certificate and your marriage will be legally registered in your state.


What to expect when planning your Wedding or Hand-Fasting

If you are interested in planning your nuptials with Tess, you should first contact her regarding when you would like to have the ceremony. Assuming you both agree to move forward, you will then need to schedule a 30-minute Wedding Consultation with Tess. You can arrange this by clicking "Book It" above or contact Tess if none of the available times work for you. The consultation can be in person or via telephone. Both you and your partner need to be present at the consultation.


During the consultation, you will discuss the what you would like included in your ceremony as well as discuss the spiritual meaning and commitment that comes with pledging yourself to another through sacred ceremony.  At that time, you will also discuss your Wedding date, rehearsal time, and place with Tess. Once the Wedding date is agreed upon, Tess will send you an invoice for the ceremony. A non-refundable, $50 deposit for your Wedding is due immediately upon booking so that Tess can hold that date for you; the balance plus any related travel fees are due when Tess arrives to officiate your ceremony. Please pay her prior to the beginning of the ceremony and immediately upon arrival.


Tess will be in touch between your Consultation and the Ceremony to finalize any details. If you need to change your wedding date, you need to notify Tess as soon as possible. 


Interested in having Tess officiate a Memorial, Baby Naming, or other Ceremony?  Contact Tess to find out more.

A Basic Wedding/Handfasting Package is $250, which includes:
  • A 30-minute telephone counseling/planning session for you and your betrothed;
  • Customization of your ceremony that reflects your beliefs, values and traditions;
  • Officiating of your nuptials
  • Marriage certificate compliant with the laws of your state
  • Up to 30 minutes of travel each way (1 hour total travel time). Additional travel time is assessed at a rate of $20 per hour.

Contact Tess Now to Book Your Nuptials!

Note that 50% of the package fee will be invoiced upon booking of your nuptials, with the balance due upon Tess' arrival at your wedding site.

Tess Snyder

Shamanic Practitioner & Certified Hypnotherapist

Avon Lake, Ohio

Please note that Shamanic healing is spiritual healing, and should never replace or be substituted for medical care. Shamanic healing is a complement to your doctor's care, not a replacement. Please consult a physician for your condition before pursuing alternative healing.

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