Our team at A Beautiful Wedding includes three wedding officiants. Carmen, Michael, and Blake take great pride and joy in performing wedding ceremonies for brides and grooms from many different backgrounds and spiritual faiths in many different settings. Remember, the ceremony itself is one of the most significant moments of your wedding day; it’s the true beginning of a new life as husband and wife.

Officiants available nation-wide and world-wide


Carmen Hocking, wedding officiant
Carmen Hocking wedding officiant

From Carmen: “I obtained my Credentials of Ministry in 2001. I perform each wedding ceremony as if it were the first, last and only ceremony I will ever perform. Every couple that stands before me deserves to have an extraordinary experience. This is the moment when they are making promises of love and deepening the spiritual bond that they have created.

It is an honor to be chosen to share such an intimate moment and so it is important for me to contribute all that I can to make it very memorable for the couple. I never rush through a ceremony, rather I speak to the couple and help them feel relaxed. It is important to remember the moment when you say “I Do” and fully experience the look of love in the eyes of your new husband or wife.

I’m proud to offer non-denominational, inter-faith, religious, non-religious, and civil ceremonies for all couples celebrating their wedding vows.”


Mike entered into the wedding ministry to assist couples in declaring their love and committing themselves to each other for eternity. He has been officiating customized wedding ceremonies for several years and captures the couple’s joy throughout the ceremony to make their wedding uniquely their own. 

Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Missouri State University. He worked for 12 years in corporate sales, and has worked 21 years in rental management. If you would like to have your ceremony customized to reflect your personalities, possibly add some humor, or add some family traditions, Mike would be honored to officiate your ceremony.

Blake Hocking Wedding Officiant
Blake Hocking Wedding Officiant


We are proud to have Blake on board, our multi-lingual officiant, who has been officiating customized wedding ceremonies since 2013. Blake is pleased to serve English, Spanish, Portuguese and French-speaking couples, and has a deep respect for all cultures.
Although Blake has a Christian background, he would be glad to customize your ceremony as you request, whether you would like it to be religious, non-religious or just spiritual.
Blake holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature & Language, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He will be awarded a Graduate Degree in Romance languages by the University of Missouri at Kansas City (“UMKC”) in May, 2017. Blake is available to perform your personalized marriage ceremony anywhere in the world you desire.

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