In seeking a wedding chaplain for your Special Day, it is always important to know their ordination
and formal certifications and credentials.
A Blessing From Above ministries was founded in 2007. Both I and my husband completed our education and formal ordination through the Church of Christ in June of 2008. We have congregational membership and active affiliation with a local non-denominational church in Virginia Beach. Both he and I are legally certified to perform and administer all Rites of Marriage throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our ordination credentials are also valid in the State of North Carolina.
Our goal and purpose is to bring together all couples that truly wish to bond their lives together in life and spirit, with love and commitment, for as long as their lives will allow.
Ministers with "A Blessing From Above" (Top to bottom)
Rev. Launa Byrd, & Rev. Patrick Byrd
Some couples prefer a simple ritual of marriage with a small audience. Other couples look to design their Wedding Day complete with many special touches. We cater to both.
Both packages include a personal one-on-one meeting. We like to get to know all of our couples face to face and on a first-name basis. It helps us to learn more about them and their desires for their special day. It also allows me to become more of a friend to the couple, and helps make them more comfortable knowing who I am when I arrive at their location on their wedding day.
For those coming in from out of state, I do my absolute best to meet with you whenever you are in the area taking care of arrangements for your wedding. If time is limited and that isn't possible, we can do everything by telephone and email, or even video conference through SKYPE! I can also refer you to other professional, reliable local vendors for your wedding if you are unfamiliar with the area. Then we would meet at the rehearsal dinner to make sure everything is as you wish it to be.
*Our "Simple" Package is $250.00. This includes a Free Consultation, a one-time meeting, if advance notice time allows. Phone and minimal e-mail consultation afterwards. Using a standard, prewritten script, I arrive at the location of your choice to unite you both in holy matrimony. Following the ceremony, we present you with a decorative wedding certificate. Marriage License Paperwork is filed personally by me after ceremony.
*Our "Designer" Package is $350.00. This also includes a Free Consultation, and so much more. Our Designer Package allows you to have me personally design and tailor the wedding ceremony according to your beliefs and desires. We will personally meet at your convenience. This includes a possible second/third meeting to finalize the wording in your ceremony. There are several styles of ceremonies to choose from. We can shape the text to include personal vows to one another, as well as special Unity Rituals. Examples of Unity Rituals include The Sand Ceremony,Hand Blessing Ceremony, and more. We can also refer you to an outside vendor for a unique butterfly release. This is your wedding ceremony, your way. Included with the Designer Package, we practice the ceremony at your rehearsal dinner. I arrive on the wedding day, following the ceremony, I present you with a beautiful wedding certificate suitable for framing, AND your actual script of the wedding ceremony that I personally read from. If I am available and you would like, I can also offer the "Blessing" at the reception before dinner. Marriage License paperwork is filed personally by me after the ceremony.
(**This pricing also includes all other services such as baby dedications)
HOLIDAY Wedding Day Pricing:
Simple Package $350.00 Designer Package $500.00
Some couples wish to make their day extra special by having their wedding on a Holiday. We can accomodate that as well. Holidays include:Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. We generally have our personal family time on these days, but we decided for the special rates noted above, we would help make your holiday dream come true. For these days, events must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Reserve early!
Yes, we even includeHALLOWEEN as a holiday for those wanting a unique day for their event.
(This pricing also includes our other services, such as baby dedications.)
Our general service area is Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. We are available for travel throughout The Commonwealth of Virginia and State of North Carolina.
Any distances beyond 30 minutes of our travel time from Virginia Beach will incur a travel fee.
When available, I partner and work with my husband Patrick Byrd, who has been a local entertainment personality and professional wedding host, who can provide sentimental music and microphone audio for the ceremony. Patrick has had over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. His DJ work can also extend to the Wedding Reception where he can really help you and your guests have a great time! He is very professional, yet personal, and he creates a celebration atmosphere that is classy and entertaining. You can learn more about Patrick and the high quality service he offers by visiting his website:
When booking us together as an "all-inclusive" package, microphone audio, and music for your wedding ceremony can be provided at no extra charge, as long as your
ceremony & reception are hosted at the same venue.
Setting The Date
If you have found us to be what you are looking for in a Wedding Chaplain service, please go to our Contact page to call or e-mail us with your wedding date and information. We promise to get back with you as soon as we are available. We try to return all calls and emails the same day they are received, typically within 24 hours of receipt of a request for information, you will hear from us.
We are also available for other important events, including Vow Renewals, Holy Union / Commitment Ceremonies, Baby Dedications, and special Memorial Services. We look forward to speaking with you and arranging your perfect day. Thank you for visiting us today.