I’m Gwen Waring, an ordained professional
civil wedding ceremony officiant 
here to serve you…

Arizona Ministers civil wedding ceremony officiant
Arizona Civil Wedding Officiant/Duly Ordained Minister. To create a legal marriage in Arizona, state law requires an authorized individual to perform a solemnization ceremony in the presence of at least two witnesses, age 18 or older. Solemnization means the couple is pronounced “married” by the authorized person: a Minister or Judge.

To stand before a judge or someone professing ordination on a website is not part of most couples’ dream weddings. I’m a college graduate duly ordained by an authentic Christian church. Because we care, Arizona Ministers has always carried professional liability/clergy malpractice insurance (not available to those ordained on the internet). If experience counts, I have personally performed more than 6,000 of more than 23,000 Arizona Weddings, (founded in 1977 by my retired husband, Phillip Waring). Please read on and consider my leadership service for your wedding ceremony.

Arizona Ministers✓  As your Wedding Officiant, you can trust me to lead your wedding day’s most meaningful and intimate public moment.

Without a doubt, you are searching for the best, most experienced, and personally vetted wedding ceremony officiant in Arizona. If you do not belong to a church or know a friendly minister to perform your wedding ceremony in Arizona, you have come to the right place. 

Many say that I relieve so much of their stress. My positive spirit, knowledge, leadership, and calm demeanor allow everyone to relax and enjoy the ceremony. Making couples happy on their wedding day is my highest priority. Indeed, I truly enjoy doing my part to help create the perfect wedding ceremony experience for you!

Some couples may have different faiths or might not even ‘be religious,’ but would enjoy the celebrating services of a caring, open-minded, dignified, and creative wedding minister. My romantic, unreligious civil wedding ceremonies are among the most appreciated and enjoyed! I’m known as a prolific writer and dynamic storyteller. I love to speak about love. You’ll never find me judgmental or imposing any beliefs.
Ordained Civil Wedding Officiant
Coming to Arizona for a destination wedding and don’t have a trusted clergy connection? Between churches and haven’t met a qualified civil wedding officiant, minister, judge, or priest to perform the marriage ceremony?

My office is at the Phoenix Wedding Studio, but I serve all couples aged 18 and older throughout Arizona. I travel to officiate weddings in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Glendale. Additionally, I serve in Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff, The Grand Canyon, and all over Arizona. I can even marry couples on a corner in Winslow, Arizona!

✓  Performing Romantic Civil Weddings or Faith-Based Ceremonies

✓  Marriage License Execution and Hand Delivery for Recording

Arizona Wedding MinistersAre you searching for wedding ceremony ideas? With Arizona Ministers, you can write your vows or personal words. Your customized wedding ceremony may include a traditional Unity Candle or Sand Blending. In addition, you can celebrate with an Anniversary Wine Box Sealing or Bell of Truce. Also, you can “tie the knot” with Arizona Ministers’ original Golden Cords Ceremony.

It should be noted that you can also have a very simple, straightforward ceremony. I’m here to lead, not push you! I am a leader, not a reader.

As an orator in the classic sense, I have tried to distinguish my ceremonies from others. Blending families means children can be included. Importantly, I do not read a long script from a binder; I make eye contact and ultimately engage you and your guests. In addition to this, all traditions & customs are cheerfully respected and facilitated from the heart. Besides, when you retain me, you get someone reputable and respected in the worldwide wedding industry.

Arizona Ministers has won many wedding industry awards, recognizing their popularity among rising wedding vendors. I go for the reward, not an award. My greatest blessings are the couples that have stayed in touch and have become friends. Like Arizona Ministers on Facebook, we can keep in touch, too!

✓  I am here for you. What to do?

First, I need to determine availability for your wedding date, time, and location. My calendar fills quickly, so those who call early usually get me.


Call to check availability and schedule a complimentary “get acquainted” consultation! See for yourself why I might be just right for you. I want to hear your love story and wedding ceremony ideas. I can explain everything clearly and help you visualize your entire wedding ceremony. Moreover, I try to make this meeting as exciting as the ceremony itself! You will not doubt my passion for your satisfaction.

Please note that if I am unavailable to schedule your wedding ceremony, I will introduce you to another trustworthy, like-minded officiant that is availableAnd, if for any reason you might prefer a gentleman officiant – no offense taken! I’m proud to know the best officiants as personal friends. Just ask!

Cell/Text 602-619-7277, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note: I serve by appointment only for everyone’s privacy.
Messages returned the same or the following day.

Thanks for visiting!

In your service,
Gwen Waring
Ordained Professional Civil Wedding Ceremony Officiant℠
Phillip Waring, Founder

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HELPFUL TIP: The Marriage License Office is located two traffic lights east of Phoenix Wedding Studio. Schedule a convenient appointment to meet me during the day and purchase your marriage license on the same trip.

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