Love and Partnership Ceremony

What fancy, what imagination, what poetic genius can foresee even approximately the potentialities of such a force in the life of men and women. If the world is ever to give birth to true companionship and oneness, not marriage, but love will be the parent.


-From the wisdom of Emma Goldman (b. 1869 – d. 1940).

Minnesota is a beautiful place be together. I support your choice. I joyfully support Marriage Equality.

Rev. AnnaMarie Ronning, MN Wedding Officiant, 612-803-3073


Modern Elopement

same sex wedThe idea of “elopement” or what it means to “elope” has really changed over time. In the past, couples who made the choice to elope were doing something considered taboo or daring.

1. to run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one’s parents.

2. to run away with a lover.

today, a modern elopement looks more like this:
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Listen to Wedding Readings Here

Gift From the Sea – Anne Morrow Lindberg


The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman


“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” by Louis de Bernieres


I’d love to meet with you and find out how I can help you create a meaningful, memorable ceremony that celebrates who you are as a couple and in completely your style.

Ceremony Design

Before the wedding ceremony, your wedding officiant will have thought through every aspect of your ceremony from your point of view, your guest’s point of view as well as the point of view of your various vendors contributing to the total design of your ceremony.

It’s the little things. Small details. Big impressions.

Anthony + Deborah

Anthony + Deborah

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Perfect Wedding vs. Authentic Wedding

cropped-wedding-canoe.jpgAs a MN Wedding Officant I can look through a unique lens. I have a “closer than front row seat” at the most beautiful weddings in Minnesota. To me, perfect weddings are found in the “heart” of the wedding, the ceremony.

“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed it’s beauty to them.” -Boris Pasternak, Writer

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Bowl + Paper = Premarital Task #1 from your MN Wedding Officiant

AnnaMarie Ronning MN Wedding Officiant 612-803-3073

Take a break from wedding planning and spend some time getting to know each other better.

Both of you write down twenty personal questions on separate scraps of paper.

Roll your questions up and drop them into separate bowls. Take turns pulling a question out of your fiancé’s bowl and answering it. Each of you can exercise the right to not answer one question.

I often get calls from my couples requesting support on their journey as “nearly-weds.” If you found this helpful and you are planning to marry in Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN give me a call at 612-424-8880.

I am a MN Wedding Officiant with over 10 years experience as a licensed and ordained wedding minister providing personalized wedding ceremonies throughout the Twin Cities according to your preferences and style.

I’d love to talk to you about your plans and how I might assist you. Don’t forget to take lots of breaks during the wedding planning journey–just for you–as a couple!

(Resource: 52 Great Cheap Dates Card Deck by Lynn Gordon)

MN Wedding Ceremony FAQ #1: Cost

“How much does a wedding officiant in Minnesota cost?”

wedding money

That is the #1 question I get from engaged couples seeking my services.

My answer? That depends!

The fee for my Wedding Officiant services for your wedding ceremony is based on the following factors:

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