About

Beach Wedding in Gulf Shores

Rev. Steve Horn, M.Div., D.Min.

Experienced Destination Wedding Minister For Christian or Non-Religious (Civil) Ceremonies

Ordained and Licensed - Elopement Specialist

Happy to perform short notice elopements and vow renewals as well as formal weddings!


Beach Wedding in Orange Beach

My Services

  • I come to any location you choose including (but not limited to) Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fairhope, Fort Morgan, Perdido Key or Johnson Beach. (Sorry, I do not travel to Dauphin Island.)  
  • I officiate weddings and vow renewals on the beach and in churches, homes and special venues all over south Alabama and Northwest Florida.
  • I am an ordained, licensed professional Minister/Officiant with 30+ years of pastoral experience. (Not purchased online!) 
  • I am authorized to solemnize marriages in all states.  
  • I perform your choice of a Christian or Non-Religious ceremony which you are welcome to customize, including readings, vows and unity ceremonies (sand, candle, knot, etc.) 
  • I offer unlimited email/text/phone consultation and recommendations for wedding locations. 
  • I'm happy to obtain a State of Alabama Beach Wedding Permit for you if one is required. (The state charges $60. I won't charge anything to get one for you.) 
  • I sign and return your marriage license afterward.  
  • I offer help getting a certified copy of your marriage license from Baldwin County. (I provide an "in-county" check so you won't have to purchase a money order.) 
  • I'm happy to put you in contact with professional photographers, arbor and chair rental companies, florists and other vendors. 
  • You may have free use of my Bluetooth portable speaker and/or unity ceremony table. 
  • Although I am not a professional photographer and do not charge for my photography, I would be happy to take a few pictures for you after the ceremony. I've posted a few photos I've taken here. Some are of my family and others are of nice couples I've married. 


Christian couples please note: I understand that most people are cautious about the religious style of a destination minister. I choose to be low-key and totally non-denominational. Over the years, many couples have noted their appreciation that my Christian ceremonies are faithful but not "preachy."

    

Non-Religious couples please note: I understand the need for non-religious, civil ceremonies. I respect everyone's right and honor your point of view. I'm happy to perform a completely non-religious ceremony if you like.        

Beach Wedding in Fort Morgan

About Steve

 Welcome to my little website! 

I believe it is important for you to know a little about the person you ask to officiate your wedding. 


I have been a Pastor and Wedding Officiant since 1985. I am now retired from pastoral ministry and do this because I love being able to help people who are looking for a sweet, meaningful, legal and affordable ceremony without any of the typical headaches. 

 

I believe your wedding ceremony, the most important ceremony of your life, should be handled by someone with experience, tact, compassion, a sense of humor and an above average understanding of romance. (But, since my sweet wife isn't available, you'll just have to ask me.) 


I didn't just sit down at my computer and join a website to become a minister or marriage officiant. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies (Comparative Religion) from The University of Alabama. My theological training was in residence at Lexington Theological Seminary, where I received the Master of Divinity degree. I went on to earn the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation, through whom I attended Springhill College (Jesuit) and Foundation Fellowship at Christ Church College, Oxford University, England. 


I was traditionally ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served four churches in Alabama, Kentucky and Illinois as Pastor. I've been honored to have performed well over 2,000 wedding ceremonies and still look forward to every one!


Even so, all the degrees and experience in the world don't mean anything if the minister officiating your wedding isn't easy to work with. My only goal is to help you realize your dream ceremony and be helpful to you rather than a burden. I am dedicated to your wishes and have the years of experience necessary to make your wedding ceremony the one you have always dreamed of. 


I also happen to be a Notary Public for the State of Alabama at Large should you need those services.


Special Note: If you are purchasing a "wedding package" from one of the many great companies in this area, you may save money by bringing me to be your officiant rather than paying for one in the package. Also, I'm happy to recommend the best, most reliable companies. I play well with others. :)


Contact Form - Deposit - Fees

Total Cost: $140 


$50 deposit due at time of booking (See button below).

$90 fee due at the ceremony (Cash, online or credit card).


Rehearsals are optional. I am happy to come to your location and lead a rehearsal, but I'm rarely necessary!

The rehearsal fee is $90


The Contact Form and Deposit are required to guarantee any wedding!