Planning the wedding ceremony is itself a process of discovery for a couple entering into marriage. Your service is an outward and visible sign of the inward love and commitment you share.
The ceremony should incorporate your personal beliefs, to be an event that affirms your special day in a heartfelt and meaningful manner. Distinct Celebrations provides an intelligent and joyful path to communicating and sharing your love.
No matter what style or tradition you wish to incorporate into your service, Pastor Gary and Distinct Celebrations will provide you with a rich and fulfilling ceremony.
Pastor Gary Annis graduated from Garrett, the graduate school of religion for Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1976 and was ordained by the United Methodist Church as an elder in 1977.
Pastor Gary has performed hundreds of marriages and other ceremonies that celebrate the passages of life, and offers a unique and distinctive style that is caring and sensitive to your traditions and values. He encourages you to work with him to create your own wedding service, including vows and prayers, readings and choice of music and other elements of your service.
His themed weddings are as distinct as a biker wedding, a wedding on horseback, scottish weddings, a renaissance wedding, long lost loves rejoined into marriage, blended families, interfaith weddings, multicultural weddings, multifamily weddings, group weddings, and many, many others.
Weddings can take place indoors, outdoors (even in the midst of winter!), in churches, chapels, restaurants, reception halls, private homes, clubs, and many other locations.
See our site for a list of venues and themes, prices, and much more information. Our site, Distinct Ceremonies.com, is a treasury of information and ideas, references to other professional services, suggestions, ideas and other information that will help you to craft a distinct ceremony of your own.
The basic wedding service fee is $250 for an "elopement" wedding. A full fee schedule, which includes rehearsal and travel costs, your unique, customized and expertly crafted wedding service, and a host of other services.