I meet with the couple, share with them a template of the ceremony and work with them to customize the ceremony for them.
Wedding ceremonies are serious occasions but they should also be joyful. I enjoy meeting the couples' families and friends. I have a great time at each ceremony.
Shambreya B. • August 4, 2018 Reliable and accommodating Richard was a pleasure to work with. He was open and willing to incorporate unique elements into our ceremony instead of pushing us to keep a cookie cutter ceremony. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early and was ready to fulfill his duty. My husband and I have no complaints and would recommend him to couples in need of a wedding officiant.
Rennie A. • November 29, 2020 Excellent Job! Mr. Richard Dawkins performed to perfection. His talented performance was outstanding. He brought tears to the eyes in the audience through his inspirational rendition of classic down home gospel that was needed in this time of pandemic and uncertainty. His reflection of the lords spirit moved all in attendance. He was on time, professional and far exceeded any expectations that I had for a job well done. He did an excellent job and I will hire him again.
We start with a initial consultation usually by phone or virtual setup to review the requested services. For weddings we'll communicate as often as the couple would like, but definitely a couple weeks prior to the service. I share a copy of the ceremony with the couple for review and customizations.
For singing engagements I refer clients to videos available on youtube and woff to k with them on songs they would like me to perform.
I'm a licensed and ordained minister since 2001 and 2007 respectively. I have officiated weddings from Maryland to Myrtle Beach, SC.
As a singer I have performed in churches and events on both coasts and up and down the east coast.
Ive been a musician and Minister of Music in churches in North Carolina and Michigan.
The fees charged will vary due to travel costs, but generally singing engagements are time based in 15 minute blocks.