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Articles by 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.

Check out these 936 articles written by Jessica Levey, Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!

936 Articles by Jessica Levey

Check out these 936 articles written by Jessica Levey, Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!



Promotional photo for the Officiant Accelerator Salt Lake City training and networking event, AMM

3 DAYS AGO | 5.24.2024

AMM’s Officiant Accelerator is in Salt Lake City on July 17th! Meet the Spea...

Attn Wedding Officiants in Salt Lake City and beyond! American Marriage Ministries’s officiant training and networking seminar will be in SLC on July 17th, 2...

Bride and groom pose in front of a scenic mountain view in the Oregon forest, PNW wedding ceremony

4 DAYS AGO | 5.23.2024

How Much Does it Cost to Get Ordained Online in Oregon to Officiate a Wedding?

Learn how much it costs to become an ordained minister online in Oregon, whether you’ll pay more for minister registration to officiate a wedding, and how th...

Newlyweds stand next to friends and family during their second wedding, vow renewal ceremony.

5 DAYS AGO | 5.22.2024

Did You Elope During The Pandemic? It's Time To Renew Those Marriage Vows!

Couples who eloped during the pandemic are planning 'second wedding' celebrations that go far beyond a typical vow renewal ceremony. These ceremonies have a ...

Poster for new horror movie titled 'Invited', written in red letters at the top of the image. Below, a series of squares are filled with stills from the film, including a bride with blood on her forehead, and desperate looking family members.

6 DAYS AGO | 5.21.2024

A Zoom Wedding Gets Bloody in New Horror Film ‘Invited’

AMM interviews the masterminds behind new horror movie ‘Invited,’ featuring a deadly woman-lead cult, family drama, and a Zoom wedding ceremony gone wrong! W...

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.

10 DAYS AGO | 5.17.2024

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

Following the announcement of The Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner's divorce from Theresa Nist (S1), wedding officiant Susan Noles joked that the couple's split ...

A wedding guest attends an afterparty in Japan dressed in cosply as Mobile Suit Gundam. He has one glove off and holds a glass of wine.

11 DAYS AGO | 5.16.2024

Forget black-tie! Wedding guest wears giant robot costume to cosplayer nuptials

Wedding guest Kuroboshi wears a Mobile Suit Gundam cosplay costume to the wedding afterparty of two Japanese cosplayers, Ryuryu and Ruby.

Bride and groom hold hands while walking along the shore on the beach on their wedding day in Hawaii

14 DAYS AGO | 5.13.2024

Your Hawaii marriage license appointment is available online… in about 88 years

Learn about updates to Hawaii marriage laws that make it possible for couples to meet with a marriage license agent remotely using online services. Once appr...

17 DAYS AGO | 5.10.2024

Pastry Chef Officiates Epic Gay Wedding In a Cave, And It’s Just As Cool As I...

Meet AMM Minister & first-time Officiant Tonette Lawson, aka Chef Toni of Tesserts, and read about the epic queer wedding in a cave she officiated for daught...

A bride and groom raise glasses of champagne next to two computer monitors showing all their guests attending remotely on zoom, during a virtual online wedding

18 DAYS AGO | 5.9.2024

Updates to Utah’s Virtual Marriage Laws Are in Effect This Month

Learn about updates to online/virtual marriage laws in Utah, and what wedding officiants and couples should know about remote marriage services in the state:...

An interracial couple, man and woman embrace outdoors in the sun on their wedding day

20 DAYS AGO | 5.7.2024

New Utah Marriage Law Protects Interracial Couples, In Effect This Month

A new law that protects the right to marry in Utah regardless of race, ethnicity, and national origin went into effect earlier this month, on May 1st, 2024. ...

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