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Minsiter Kurtis & Team

Celebrating Marriage For More Than 20 years

We believe that love is love.  We believe that love will find a way.  We believe that two people in love should be able to express that love to the world.  With this in mind, The Minister Kurtis Team of Wedding Officiants will happily preside over ceremonies for couples of all races, genders, faiths, gender preferences and beliefs.  We want you to be happy and we will 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

Your Wedding
Your Way

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!

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Our Team

Paula & Kurtis welcome the opportunity to celebrate your marriage.  We create & perform ceremonies for couples of all backgrounds, beliefs, faiths, genders and cultures.  We believe that you and your love should be celebrated.  We hope to meet you at the end of the aisle!

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  Below you’ll find answers to questions, we most frequently answer…

What’s Style Are Your Officiants? 

Our style is professional yet heartfelt.  Each ceremony we deliver, is custom written specifically for each couple.  For us, it is important to get to know you as a couple.  We enjoy including your story in the ceremony.  We will deliver your ceremony in the style of your choice.  We welcome your input as we partner to design a ceremony that is distinctively you!

What Types Of Ceremonies Will You Officiate? 

We celebrate love!  We believe love does not favor one race versus another, one religion versus another, nor one gender versus another.  For this reason, we 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, We will will gladly preside over your ceremony.  Of course, you must first seek permission from your place of worship, to get approval.

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 we are 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 us to legally marry you.

Can We Write Our Own Vows? 

Absolutely!  We 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, we'd be happy to assist.

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, we listen, advise and help you to develop the flow of your ceremony.  Most ceremonies we write are between 10-18 minutes.  Of course, the amount of personalization we include, will adjust the time.  From short & sweet to a lengthier, more formal ceremony, we are 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!  We also offer…


•Pre-Marriage Counseling

•Marriage Counseling

•Wedding Rehearsal / Rehearsal Dinners

•Vow Writing



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 licensed wedding Officiant/Celebrant to perform your ceremony.

  • 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 Available

  • 10 minute Elopement Ceremony - $450

  • Standard Ceremony (Up To 30 Minutes) - $550

  • Standard Ceremony (Up To 60 Minutes) - $650

Additional Services Include…

  • Rehearsal - $250

  • Pre-Marriage Counseling - $100 Per 45 Minute Session

  • Newlywed Counseling - $100 Per 30 Minute Session

  • Vow Writing - $75 Per Hour

  • Blessing/Grace - $100

Travel fees apply for celebrations beyond 50 miles from Kensington, MD.

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