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Two Texas Officiants Make a Splash with Underwater Weddings

Published Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 2023

The best wedding guests! (Photo: Brandon Storm via Storm Unlimited)

These Texas diving instructors turned wedding officiants will help you plunge into marriage in a unique underwater wedding




A husband-and-wife wedding officiant team are taking their love of adventure to new depths… with underwater destination weddings! 


Meet AMM Officiants Nicki and Brandon Storm – the dynamic duo behind ‘Storm Unlimited,’ a brand-new, all-things-diving business in San Antonio, Texas. 


Brandon and Nicki Storm, diving instructor, underwater photographer, and AMM ordained wedding officiants

Meet Brandon and Nicki Storm:

Brand-new wedding officiants and open water enthusiasts in San Antonio, Texas... and abroad!



The Storms’ new business offers a variety of services, including several PADI and SSI scuba diving certification courses, underwater photography, travel and destination wedding packages, and, you guessed it, underwater wedding ceremonies!


Nicki and Brandon hope their unique deep-diving wedding packages will set them apart from other officiants in the area by attracting adventure lovers, snorkeling and scuba enthusiasts, and couples ready to take the plunge (literally!) in a nontraditional way… Couples just like them. 



Diving photo shows scuba divers and fish underwater

Bliss below the surface... Scuba photo via Brandon Storm, Storm Unlimited



The Storms share a love of adventure, open water, culture, and travel, and they’ve visited more than 40 countries combined. They’re bringing that same spirit to their business, and to the couples they marry. 


As they say on their website, “We have to continuously move and explore the world. With that in mind we created a small company that gives people a wide array of experiences to make new memories.” 


Of course, it takes a lot of knowledge, planning, and quick thinking to ensure a wedding ceremony below the surface goes swimmingly. That’s where Nicki and Brandon’s special expertise comes in: Nicki is a certified Open Water Scuba Instructor;  Brandon is an experienced diver and underwater photographer and videographer; and both are retired military veterans, with years of experience in the water and traveling abroad. 


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Underwater photograph of brightly colored coral and sea life

This is our kind of underwater wedding bouquet!



With this impressive mix of skills, and ordination through American Marriage Ministries, the Storms hope to perform unforgettable underwater wedding ceremonies that their landbound peers can’t. 


Related: Submarine weddings are coming! Would you officiate 650 feet underwater?


Nicki tells us that the couples they marry can expect a high attention to detail and safety on their big day. The wedding party will be joined underwater by Nicki, Brandon, and an associate dive master who will assist with precautions and ceremony delivery, and the couple will need to be scuba certified themselves before jumping in. 


Learn more about AMM Officiants Nicki and Brandon Storm, and Storm Unlimited’s inclusive wedding services, scuba diving certifications and travel packages on their website.



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How to Take the Plunge with an Underwater Wedding Ceremony


Plan an inspired underwater wedding ceremony with this helpful how-to guide: From finding an officiant, choosing a venue or diving location, scuba gear and equipment needs, exchanging vows, legal requirements, and more!


Read the full article here. 



bride and groom kiss underwater in a wedding ceremony, she's in a white dress and holding a bouquet, he is in a suit


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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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