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The First AMM Yearbook! American Weddings Year in Review

Published Friday, Jun. 25th, 2021

Thank you to our American Weddings contributors... You rock!

Summer daze ahead, a year in review… We present to you, the first AMM yearbook page! 



It’s finally, officially, undeniably summer! With the Solstice behind us, and summer weddings stretched out in front of us as far as the eye can see, it seems like a perfect time to acknowledge the incredible AMM Ministers and wedding professionals that have contributed to the American Weddings blog this year. 


And what better way to do that than with a nod to vintage yearbook style? We present to you the American Weddings ‘Class’ of 2020-2021… 


These Ministers and vendors contributed their time, wisdom, expertise, and stories to help other wedding officiants and couples plan their perfect ceremonies during a very uncertain year. 


Scroll down to find the top linked article featuring each one!


Have an awesome summer! Stay cool! 


Yearbook page image for American Marriage Ministries with a collection of ministers and vendors, edited to look like a 90s style yearbook

*All photos have been altered from the original.

Click the minister’s name listed below to find the original.



American Weddings contributors, June 2020 to June 2021


Top row: 

Lewis (writer, editor, Director)
Natasha (writer, editor, Outreach & Operations Manager)
Glen (website coding hero, Founder)
Jessica (writer, Content & Artistic Lead)
Danny (writer, Operations & Fullfillment)
Samantha (contributor, Minister Support Specialist)


2nd row:

Liz Rae 

Officiant Quick Tip: Ceremony Writing with AMM Minister Liz Rae (of Liz Rae Weddings)
Samuel Heath 
AMM Minister Samuel Heath has a calling: To operate on love and to officiate the hell out of weddings
Bonnie Sanchez 
Even Wedding Officiants Get Ghosted Sometimes… What To Do When Couples Go MIA
AMM Bot  (AMM staff)
Maria Michonski 
A queer Tennessee Minister talks about the importance of online ordination, and the state’s discriminatory new law
Donna Norris 
Wedding Officiant makes a bride’s day shine with borrowed wedding dress


3rd row: 

Brandy Kerley
What Should I Do With My Hands? 4 Tips For First Time Wedding Officiants
Amber Olsen
AMM Minister Amber Olsen is giving away her secret recipe -- and empowering couples everywhere
Officiant Jimmie 
What Should I Do With My Hands? 4 Tips For First Time Wedding Officiants
Mathew Anderson 
876 feet in the air: Officiating an adventure wedding on the New River Gorge Bridge
What Should I Do With My Hands? 4 Tips For First Time Wedding Officiants
Nancy Kerr 
Chiefs fans find their Cupid in game-day wedding this Super Bowl

4th row: 

AMM’s Sweethearts
Articles written for couples
Scarlet Mullikin  
Celebrations of Life: Wild Child Reverend Scarlett’s memorial services honor people in the same ways they lived
Bethel Nathan   
Become a Successful Wedding Officiant with this Brilliant Advice from Bethel Nathan
Happy nudists
“I do,” in the Nude: Officiating a Naturist Wedding
Patricia Burgess
“With This… Goat? I Thee Wed” : A wedding with baby pygmy goats!
Jenny GG 
A Wedding Photographer Reminds Us Why The Big Picture Is The Most Important One

5th row:

Seumas Gagne   
Plan a Simple Wedding Ceremony With Inspiration from One Couple’s ‘Year and a Day’ Pagan Engagement
Stephen Colbert
Thanks for reading “American Weddings” AMM’s publication that’s all about Wedding Ceremonies (we lied, this is from a couple years ago, we just love that Stephen Colbert is an AMM Minister.)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Remembering RBG's Work to Legalize and Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage
Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom’s Getting Married? Plus a look back at our favorite comic book weddings.
Luke Renchan 
Covid Testing Before Your Wedding -- What’s the Best Strategy to Avoid Last Minute Cancellations?
First Time Officiants
Articles written for first time officiants!

Image is an autograph signature page from a year, with handwritten quotes in colored ink, quotes are by AMM ministers



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