Authentic Weddings

Weddings Done Your Way!

Authentic Weddings

Weddings done your way! 

Wedding Officiant serving Chattanooga TN and the greater surrounding areas. Officiants are also available in Georgia & Texas. Contact us for your wedding needs!/

About Debbie

This is your day, and I work with you to make it everything you want. Whether, formal, silly, theme, or destination, this day is all about you.
I love helping people in their journey for all things authentic. Officiating weddings is just one way to celebrate life with you on your special day and encourage you to live your best life!

Open & Affirming


Pre Marital Coaching

Our officiants are ordainded non denomiational ministers. 1 hour online video sessions availabe at an reasonable cost.

Virtual Weddings

Yes we can do it online! Need to get married now and plan your big party later? We can do online zoom or even a facebook live wedding.


Elopement on short notice!

Great experience all the way! Loved it very much

Scotty May 3 2022

May 28, 2022

Amazing Wedding!

We had an amazing ceremony. Debbie was so helpful and answered all questions that we had. She fulfilled our requests for what we wanted in the ceremony. Very patient and kind. Would definitely recommend to all couples. Her pricing is great too


Jun 25, 2022

Great on short notice!

Work wonders with a short time line. Wedding was planned in 3 weeks

Misty April 19 2022

Apr 19, 2022

Valentines Day Elopement!

She is so Sweet… So professional. I highly recommend Ms. Debbie.

Angela February 14 2022

Feb 14, 2022

Very Pleased!

I loved that Deb gave us the option to write our own vows. She showed up ahead of schedule just to meet me and my fiancé.

Casey June 5 2022

Jun 28, 2022

GLBT Affirming!

She was really nice and sweet. She explained the process clearly and made the whole experience memorable. Great for same sex marriages, eloping, and flexibility.

Jasmine- March 23 2022

Mar 23, 2022

A Valentines Wedding!

The sweetest experience ever. Debbie took great care of us and make everything so easy.

Mikayla February 14 2022

Feb 14, 2022

Easy to work with

Debbie was very fast addressing my questions. waiting for the big day!

Diana May 7 2022

May 7, 2022


Debbie was amazing! She wrote the most beautiful ceremony for me and my husband. Would definitely recommend her to anyone! She was very efficient, professional, sweet, and personable. She made our day extra special and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. She truly is amazing and we were so bles...


Mar 21, 2022

Short & Sweet Elopement

She was amazing, and super nice and understanding, and early to arrive!!!

Tammi April 30 2022

Apr 30, 2022

A Beautiful day!

I loved Debbie and how she helped our day become ours. She was very nice and flexible when it came down to the  down payment payment. Would recommend to all my unmarried friends!

Casey June 5 2022

Jun 5, 2022

25 Year Vow Renewal

Authentic weddings did a fantastic service for a renewing our vows, she was very personal, and spoke from her heart.

Tom July 4 2022

Jul 4, 2022

Lakeside Wedding!

Debbie was wonderful and really made our day feel special. She is the sweetest and got along with our families great too! I highly recommend her to anyone looking. We just did a simple by the lake at an Airbnb wedding. She was on time, fun, and professional! Thank you Debbie!

Katlin June 2 2022

Jun 2, 2022

An Amazing Day!

Debbie was amazing! She led the most beautiful ceremony for my sisters wedding. It was like we have known her for some time. She was on time and so sweet and welcoming. I would highly recommend using her. She’s awesome!

Carol March 18 2022

Mar 28, 2022

Mountain top wedding

Debbie was great. She was reasonably priced and she was very responsive. We wanted a short and simple wedding vows and she did it.


Jul 28, 2022

A Waterfall Elopement

My experience with Authentic Weddings was truly priceless. Debbie was on time (she got there before I did 😀) and gave a beautiful ceremony.

Kendra November 17 2018

Jul 28, 2022

Wonderful Experiance!

Thank you Debbie for being there for me every step of the way! You were amazing. I love your personality and the way you made my day special.


Jul 2, 2022

Above & Beyond

Debbie went above and beyond for us! Debbie arrived at the court house before we did! She answered all of our questions and even helped us write some vows. We had an issue getting our license but thanks to Debbie she made it happen. Debbie took our pictures even special request pictures. She made it...

Myrna February 14 2022

Jul 28, 2022

Very Professional!

Ms. Deb was pleasant to work with. She was very personal as well as professional. She made everything as simple as we wanted. If your in need of an officiant I would highly recommend her.

Mary May 21 2022

May 21, 2022

The best day!

It was perfect it was exactly what we wanted short and sweet and at a very reasonable price it was easier knowing she had my back. And it’s true you do feel different afterwards even if it’s not a huge wedding thank you so much it was very special loves and hugs!

Sunni May 3 2022

May 3, 2022

Wonderful Day

Ms. Debbie was wonderful!

Beverly April 16 2022

Apr 16, 2022

Wonderful Park Wedding

You will love everything about Ms. Deb I promise! She made my wife and day awesome.. Thanks again

Jessica March 26 2022

Mar 26, 2022

A Perfect Day!

When I tell you she made my day special and not only is she so easy to communicate but she makes you feel very supportive.

Yuli February 12 2022

Feb 12, 2022

A Sweet Elopement

Awesome and stress free ❤❤❤

Sylvia July 17 2022

Jul 17, 2022

Top-notch wedding officiant!

Top-notch wedding officiant. The level of professionalism and ceremony services was excellent. To anyone looking for that right person to reformer wedding ceremony I would look no further.


Jun 20, 2022

Amazing to work with!

Debbie is very well to work with, we told her what we were looking for even when we didn’t have the complete picture, just some of the pieces. She was able to feel in the gaps in and complete what we wanted. Debbie did an amazing job with our wedding. If you are looking for someone to officiant your...

Nathan April 15 2022

Apr 15, 2022

What To Expect?

Once you have booked your date and made your deposit, I will schedule a video or phone call, whatever works best for you. We will go over your detials and wishes for your vows or anything extra you want to make part of your special day.

How much?

Whether your wedding is big or small, the cost can add up. I charge a flat fee of $250.00, which includes mailing in your certifcate and a introductory phone or video chat to discuss your vision. An extra fee can be discussed if your destination is more than 150 miles round trip. Video weddings are a $75.00

What is your travel area?

I service Chattanooga, TN and the surrounding areas. Extra mileage fee may apply for destinations greater than 150 miles roundtrip.

Do you do special weddings?

I do all types of weddings!  Jump over a broomstick, light a candle, formal, casual and everything in between. Whatever you want because this is all about your special day!

Will I mail in your certificate?

I am happy to mail your certificate for you and provide a tracking number as part of your wedding package. Extra fee applies if you request it to be hand delivered to the county courthouse.

Let’s Plan Your Day!




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