We love non-traditional ministers, and nobody embodies that ethos better than hairdresser, podcaster, figure skater, television personality and wedding officiant Jonathan Van Ness. That’s why we were so excited when we found out that the star of the Netflix series Queer Eye is coming to Seattle on June 4th to officiate the wedding of one lucky couple at the world-famous brewpub Elysian. Over the last month, couples have competed to get married by arguably one of the most famous officiants in America.
Now, that lucky couple has been selected. The winners of the contest were Washingtonian couple Megan and Haden, and they are in the final days before their big day.
"To have JVN witness and seal our union is such an incredible moment for us - Jonathan has personally emboldened both of us to live our truths in a much bigger way, and we can't believe we will be able to meet him,” the couple told local media. “We have been ready to seal the deal for quite some time, and we could not think of a better way to do it than to celebrate marriage equality and all love with JVN.”
All of us at AMM can’t agree with Megan and Haden more!
Naturally, we were stoked back when we found out that the fabulous JVN was officiating weddings -- and now that he's performing marriage for a lucky couple right here in Seattle, we are only too happy to spread the word.
Online ordination began as a way for gay, lesbian, and other minority couples to create ceremonies that matched their values and beliefs. And while online ordination is as mainstream as apple pie these days, having someone like JVN officiate is a reminder that we all deserve love, and that we all should have a community that stands beside us when we pledge our love to one another.
So, from all of us at AMM, congratulations to Megan and Haden, and we can’t wait to see the pictures!
And of course, you don't have to be a celebrity to get ordained and officiate weddings! Just click this link, fill in the form, and you'll be on you'll be ready to go (of course, we encourage you to take advantage of our online training tools, so that you look like a pro when you are standing up there).