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Articles by Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves digging into the history and magic of ritual, exploring the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She’s an advocate for marriage equality and individuality. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys easy hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

Check out these 391 articles written by Jessica Levey, Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!

391 Articles by Jessica Levey

Check out these 391 articles written by Jessica Levey, Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!



684 DAYS AGO | 1.18.2021

Last Minute Wedding: Officiating a Ceremony on Short Notice, or Same Day!

Not all weddings come with months of planning. Say yes to officiating elopements, short notice ceremonies, and being a backup officiant when couples need hel...

687 DAYS AGO | 1.15.2021

Officiant Quick Tip: The Questionnaire -- What question surprises couples the...

A short interview with AMM Minister and professional wedding officiant Amber Olsen on what question surprises couples the most during ceremony planning.

688 DAYS AGO | 1.14.2021

Q&A with AMM Minister Amber Olsen on her new book & giving couples an upper h...

A short interview with AMM Minister & professional wedding officiant Amber Olsen on her new book for couples, planning a wedding ceremony, and choosing the r...

689 DAYS AGO | 1.13.2021

Pope Francis changes rules for Catholics -- Still bans women from ordination

Pope Francis changes Catholic laws for lectors, altar readers - still ban women from ordination & performing marriage. Many see this as sexism and discrimina...

690 DAYS AGO | 1.12.2021

Write a Wedding Ceremony Using a Classic Story Arc

Wedding ceremonies should tell a story! Use classic story structure to write a ceremony script with the power of timeless fairy tales & Hollywood happy endin...

693 DAYS AGO | 1.9.2021

Harry Styles officiated his agent’s wedding in a hotel bathrobe! Plus, a look...

Harry Styles officiated a wedding in a hotel robe! Plus a look back at some of our favorite celebrity officiant outfits to answer the eternal question: What ...

694 DAYS AGO | 1.8.2021

How Wedding Officiants Save the Day When There’s a Sudden Change in Venue

What happens when a wedding venue cancels or closes unexpectedly? Learn how wedding officiants save the day for couples by updating the ceremony, unity ritua...

696 DAYS AGO | 1.6.2021

Officiant Quick Tip: Ceremony Writing with AMM Minister Liz Rae (of Liz Rae W...

A short interview with AMM Minister and professional wedding officiant Liz Rae, on writing a creative wedding ceremony, meeting with couples & revising a fir...

698 DAYS AGO | 1.4.2021

A Simple Funeral Service Script with Candle Lighting and Reading

Asked to officiate a memorial or funeral service? This simple script includes a candle lighting ceremony for family and friends, and a reading from Mary Eliz...

702 DAYS AGO | 12.31.2020

What to wear as weddings trend toward the bold, bright & colorful in 2021

Bright, bold, colorful weddings are trending for 2021. What should wedding officiants wear to a ceremony filled with color? Stick to the basics or break out ...

705 DAYS AGO | 12.28.2020

How does the rise in weekday weddings impact wedding officiants?

Will a rise in weekday weddings impact marriage officiants in 2021? As more couples get married during the week, nontraditional ceremonies give officiants a ...

709 DAYS AGO | 12.24.2020

Active duty military personnel may soon be able to marry by video conference ...

Service members will be able to choose a virtual or proxy marriage ceremony in Texas if House Bill No. 675 passes in 2021.

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