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, throughout their life together.
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 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, pre-written 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.
Our " Designer " Package is $350.00
This also includes a Free Consultation, your Wedding Rehearsal if needed, 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. We can shape the text to include personal vows to one another, as well as special Unity Rituals. See below.
The Sand Ceremony
Hand Blessing Ceremony
Celtic Hand Fasting
Jumping of the Broom
Love Lock Ceremony
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 is the Rehearsal, where we practice the ceremony.
I arrive on the wedding day, following the ceremony, I present you with a beautiful wedding certificate suitable for framing. I also present you with the actual script
of the wedding ceremony that I personally read from.
Securing the original Marriage License from your local Virginia courthouse is the
responsibility of the couple. Your Marriage License Paperwork is brought to me by you
prior to the Wedding Ceremony, sometimes even at the rehearsal.
After the Wedding, I file it with the Courthouse personally via Certified Mail.
Typically you can secure a copy from the courthouse within 2 weeks
for name changes where needed.
In addition to performing the rites of marriage,
I also perform Baby Dedications.
A dedication is similar to a baptism or christening. I used a blessed oil in place of water. A dedication is a special ceremony for a family. You are thanking God for the precious gift given you and are dedicating the raising of this child, and blessing his life to God. I am always honored and excited to dedicate a child. Being a mother of two I know the importance of blessing your child's life as they grow into adulthood. Having the ability to arrange a private ceremony with me for your little one to be surrounded by family and friends makes a special day even more precious for everyone.
Pricing for these ceremonies is the same as weddings
Simple ~ $250.00 Designer ~ $350.00
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 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! Professional & personal.
Patrick creates a celebration atmosphere that is classy and entertaining.
You can learn more about Patrick
and the quality service he offers by visiting his website:
When booking us together as an "all-inclusive" package, microphone audio,
& 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 - 48 hours.
We are also available for other important events, including
Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies, & Memorial Services.
We look forward to speaking with you to help arrange your perfect day.
Thank you for visiting us.