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, 2017, 2018 and 2019!  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, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 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 and Central Texas since 2005. I am now based out of Temple, so my area of coverage has expanded beyond Austin and the surrounding area.  As a 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 six years, I Do Ceremonies has become one of the most requested Officiant services in the Austin area (over 500 requests per year). 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 our customized detailed approach creating your ceremony.  In the majority of cases, Stephen still meets with all couples and creates your customized ceremony, then one of our awesome Officiants/Ministers will perform your ceremony.

I have married over 750 couples and never performed the same ceremony twice.  I do not believe a “canned” approach represents the various elements couples wish to include during their ceremony.

Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation 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 the personalized preferences you desire. My goal as your Officiant/Minister is to provide the amount of guidance you want in creating your ceremony. I’ve created a detailed template to take all of the pressure off of you for planning your ceremony approach and what is important to you as we share your love story with your family and friends.

On my site, 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 me officiating a ceremony here are highlight videos provided by JR Digital Video.

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 250 venues in and around Austin and Central Texas. Stephen is a preferred Austin wedding officiant at several Austin area venues including: Twisted Ranch, The Milestone (Gabriel Springs), Chateau on the Creek, Lone Oak Barn, Terrace Club, Silo and Oak, Barr Mansion, Canyonwood Ridge, Vineyard at Florence,  The Terrace Club, Cathedral Oaks, Union on Eighth, Lakeway Spa & Resort, Stonehouse Villa, Vista West Ranch, Avery Ranch Country Club, Barton Creek Resort, Vintage Villas, Angel Springs, Venue at Lilly Pond and Casa Blanca are a few.