Welcome!

Stephen Simmons Austin Wedding Officiant Minister

Courtesy of Moments to Remember Photography

“Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies has been chosen by couples as a top area wedding officiant in The Knot Best of Weddings for 2016!!!!  I Do Ceremonies is among the top 2% of wedding professionals reviewed on The Knot and has earned this coveted award! Earning this award is a testament to the fabulous work performed, excellent customer service, and the ultimate stamp of approval from couples.”

“We are excited to announce that Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies has earned the prestigious Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016 as determined by reviews from past clients. The Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.”

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 

My name is Stephen Simmons and I have enjoyed creating “I Do” ceremonies with couples in and around the Austin area since 2005. As an Austin wedding officiant and a non-denominational ordained minister, I am honored to have the opportunity to partner with couples to create the perfect personalized ceremony that reflects what you as a couple want on your special day. Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life and your wedding officiant should make you feel at ease about the details of your ceremony. Have you considered, that in addition to the groom and bride, the wedding officiant/minister is the only other “must have” person required to have a wedding? I’m sure you’re wanting to find the right person for this momentous occasion, so don’t wait on this important decision.

Over the last five years, I Do Ceremonies has become one of the most requested Officiant services in the Austin area. Because of the amazing success of the customized/personalized service offered, I Do Ceremonies is expanding by training other Officiant/Ministers. To ensure all couples requesting the service of I Do Ceremonies will have the same beautiful experience these ministers will follow my method of creating your ceremony.

I like to schedule a free initial consultation with all couples to discuss various options and get to know one another. Consultations are available in person, via phone, Skype or Facetime. Following that consultation, if you decide to move forward with my services, we will create your personalized ceremony. Together, we can create your wedding ceremony to be short and simple or more detailed, integrating personalized vows, scripture, blessings/prayers, readings/poemsunity ceremonies/cultural traditions, and other specific preferences you desire. My goal as your officiant is to provide the amount of guidance you want in creating your ceremony. I offer many options allowing you to select specific elements, or you can combine a mixture of options as well as your own custom vows for your special day to share your love story.

While here, you will find beautiful wedding ceremony ideas as well as various other useful nuggets to create your perfect wedding ceremony. It would be an honor to officiate your wedding.

Best wishes, Stephen Simmons

Austin Wedding Officiant and Minister

If you would like to experience a live ceremony here is a video of an Austin wedding I was honored to officiate.

May 2015 – Stephen Simmons was our officiant for our wedding this past May. Stephen was extremely responsive and helpful during the planning process. He was very prompt in responding to my emails and answering my questions. After spending weeks looking for an officiant, we finally met with Stephen who was so thorough in explaining what services we were getting and was so personable during our first meeting that we immediately booked him that day. Stephen’s website was also very helpful in planning our ceremony because it contained hundreds of examples that we were able to pick and choose from to help create the perfect ceremony. Stephen was so very kind during our wedding planning and I could not recommend him enough!!

Robert & Meagan – The Allan House

I Do Ceremonies has performed weddings at over 150 venues in and around Austin, he is a preferred Austin wedding officiant at several Austin area venues including: Twisted Ranch, Gabriel Springs, Chateau on the Creek, Lone Oak Barn, Terrace Club, Ranch House at Teravista, Barr Mansion, Nature’s Point and many other venues.