Meet the Chaplain
Chaplain Derrick Hall, Sr.
Hello! And congratulations on your engagement!
"To be a friend, support, and advocate for wedding couples, families, and friends; to provide personal and professional wedding services according to the unique needs and desires of each couple; to provide resources to help couples create and enjoy the wedding day of their dreams."
Now let me guess. You're wondering: "Where do you find a good officiant to perform our wedding?" The yellow pages? Ugh. Referral from the wedding site? Well, that's an improvement, but you still don't know anything about the person you're calling.
On your wedding day, when youre standing before family and friends, facing each other for the most important event in your lives, you WILL be nervous! At that moment, you want someone you know and who knows you;someone you trust and feel good about.
My name is Minister Derrick Hall. I'm a genuine, ordained minister -- and a friend -- I enjoy people and performing weddings -- the magic, the romance, the tears of joy, the laughter, the life, the power of the moment. Most of all, the celebration of love. This is the most powerful and important event in your life. To be a part of such an occasion is both exhilarating and humbling.
I WOULD BE HONORED to be the one who pronounces you husband and wife at your wedding! It would be my high privilege to introduce you to your adoring family and friends following that memorable first marital kiss!
As a wedding officiant your wedding is something I take very seriously -- whether it's a gala event in the grandest resort hotel or a simple, private 10-minute affair in your own back yard. Making it everything you want -- that's all that matters. After all IT'S YOUR WEDDING!
I understand your position. You don't know me. You want to be sure you'll be happy with your choice. I would feel the same way. So I've decided that if FOR ANY REASON you're not satisfied with my services, you get your money back. That is, either you LOVE your ceremony -- or YOU PAY NOTHING! Okay?
Now if you still aren't sure or feel hesitant, I have an idea. Why not just pick up the phone and dial 916-634-0318 call! --and ask for me (Derrick). You don't even have to give me your name if you don't want. !
JUST SAY THIS: "Hello, I don't want to tell you who I am because I don't feel like being pressured. But I'm planning on getting married in a few months, can I ask you a question?"
Minister Derrick will be able to furnish you with a marriage license application and assist you in the completion & filing of the license. The license application must be filed at a County Clerk's Office.