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Wedding Officiants, Do You Have a ‘Perfect Record’ for Marriages?

Published Friday, May. 17th, 2024

Wedding Officiant Susan Noles performs the marriage ceremony for Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner and winning contestant Theresa Nist, who is dressed in a white wedding dress and veil. Everyone looks excited and happy.


Officiants, do you have a ‘perfect’ marriage record – meaning that no couple you’ve married has ever divorced? Do you even keep track of that sort of thing? 


The idea of a ‘perfect record’ was brought to our attention by a recent article featuring The Golden Bachelor’s Susan Noles. 


Susan performed the wedding for the reality show's first couple, Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist. But when the Gerry and Theresa announced their divorce in April, just 3 months after tying the knot, Susan joked to reporters that her ‘perfect’ marriage streak had also come to an untimely end.


“They ruined my marriage thing. I mean, I had no divorces,” Susan told Us Weekly following news of the split. “My record was perfect.” 
As you might recall, Susan quickly became a favorite contestant among viewers, thanks to her vibrant style, humor, and enthusiasm. The 67 year-old makeup artist and wedding officiant was eliminated in week 5, but returned later to officiate the marriage ceremony between Golden Bachelor Gerry and Theresa.


Her time in the limelight has earned her more than 126,000 followers on Instagram, and her Philadelphia wedding business (Nuptials by Noles) appears to be going strong.  


So, we have to ask:  Officiants, do you keep in touch with couples after the ceremony? Do you have a ‘perfect record’?



Wedding officiant Susan Noles reads from a ceremony script as bride Theresa and groom Gerry hold hands and smile at each other

Scene from ABC's The Golden Bachelor: The Golden Wedding. Officiant Susan Noles reads from the ceremony script as bride Theresa and groom Gerry hold hands. 




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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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