Celebrating Marriage For More Than 20 years
I believe that love is love. I believe that love will find a way. I believe that two people in love should be able to express that love to the world. With this in mind, I happily preside over ceremonies for couples of all races, genders, faiths, gender preferences and beliefs. I want you to be happy and I support your vision on your day. Love is love!
“Everyone loved you during the Ceremony! We laughed & cried! The personalization you added to our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Brandy & Cordell ~ Columbia, MD
“We used the Kurtis Cross team for our wedding DJ, and Officiant. We loved the ceremony Kurtis personalized for us and loved how in control he was of the entire event.”
Kathleen & Bryan ~ Issue, MD
Many of my couples have a distinct vision in mind, when it comes to the type of ceremony they'd like. Other couples prefer a bit of guidance and I'm happy to help. Whatever your vision is, we will discuss it and design a wedding ceremony that is distinctly you. Couples that I marry are most often looking to step away from the traditional church/synagogue/place of worship ceremony. They want to laugh, they want to cry but most importantly, each couple wants to marry the love of their life, on the most important day of their life. I celebrate love. Together, we will make sure that your wedding day includes a ceremony that you & your guests remember for a lifetime!
Q&A With Minister Kurtis
Below you’ll find answers to questions, I most frequently answer…
What’s Your Style As An Officiant? My style is professional yet heartfelt. Every ceremony I deliver, is custom written for each couple. It is important for me, to get to know you as a couple. I enjoy including your story in the ceremony. I will deliver your ceremony in the style of your choice. I welcome your input as we partner to design a ceremony that is distinctively you!
What Types Of Ceremonies Will You Officiate? I celebrate love! To me, love does not favor one race versus another, one religion versus another, nor one gender versus another. For this reason I will happily preside over ceremonies for couples of all races, genders, faiths, love preferences and beliefs.
Will You Perform A Ceremony In My Place Of Worship? If your preferred Minister, Reverend, Pastor Or Rabbi is not available, I will gladly preside over your ceremony. Of course, you must first seek permission from your place of worship, prior to contacting me.
What Do You Require From Us To Officiate Our Wedding? Marriage is the most serious commitment you will make to one another. If you are truly prepared to celebrate your love through marriage, then I am happy to hear more about your wedding plans. Of course, you must also secure a marriage license and the related legal forms, in order for me to legally marry you.
Can We Write Our Own Vows? Absolutely! I encourage each couple to personalize their ceremony in a way that fits them. Feel free to write your own vows. If you’d like some assistance, I’d be glad to help you write your vows as well.
What Lengths Of Ceremony Do You Offer? It is important that together, we design a ceremony that reflects you as a couple. In doing so, I listen, advise and help you to develop the character of your ceremony. Most ceremonies I write are between 20-30 minutes. Of course, the amount of personalization we include, will adjust the time. From short & sweet to a lengthier, more formal ceremony, I am happy to write and perform a ceremony that fits your needs.
What Does Your Fee Include? Please see below.
Do You Offer Other Services As Well?
Yes! I also offer…
•Wedding Rehearsal / Rehearsal Dinners
Please feel free to inquire about these services or anything you do not see listed!
Each Ceremony Package Includes…
An initial consultation to discuss your vision for the ceremony.
A follow-up planning session.
Unlimited e-mail & telephone support.
Assistance with vow writing, if desired.
A custom ceremony written and performed specifically for you.
Custom elements to include your personal traditions, culture, faith and lifestyle
Your marriage license signed, returned & filed with the County Clerk within three (3) business days.
Services & Pricing
10 minute Elopement Ceremony – $200
Standard Ceremony (Up To 30 Minutes) – $350
Standard Ceremony (Up To 60 Minutes) – $450
Additional Services Include…
Rehearsal – $150
Pre-Marriage Counseling – $100 Per Session
Newlywed Counseling – $100 Per Session
Vow Writing – $50 Per Hour
Blessing/Grace – $100
Travel fees apply for celebrations beyond 50 miles from Kensington, MD.