Jone Johnson Lewis
Your Day, Your Way
every couple is unique
Your ceremony should reflect your uniqueness: the values, experience, and dreams you bring to your marriage.
I work with couples to craft a ceremony that speaks for who you are and what you are promising to each other. The words on this special day can help shape your future together.
every ceremony is special
Most of the weddings I officiate at are described as “nontraditional,” “meaningful,” “spiritual but not religious,” “secular,” or “creative blendings of our traditions.” Each one is crafted to fit your vision.
Do you want to incorporate special rituals? We can find creative ways to include inventive or re-shaped cultural traditions.
Hi! I’m Jone
I’m an Ethical Culture Leader (humanist clergy) and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. I have been crafting and officiating at wedding ceremonies for more than 30 years. I love working with couples to bring out their best on their special day!
Love Is Love
I gladly perform legal wedding ceremonies for one man and one woman, but also ceremonies involving Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Trans, or Nonbinary persons, or others in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Both Ethical Culture and Unitarian Universalism supported marriage equality early, by performing ceremonies and advocating for legal change.
Wedding Officiant Packages
Small weddings are those with fewer than 100 guests, and that have no more than 6 attendants. These can be lovely intimate weddings, and require care and attention to have a meaningful ceremony.
$300 to $1000
Medium to Large Weddings
Weddings with more than 100 guests or more than 6 attendants are often more complicated and require more time to plan and rehearse. Whatever the size, I work with you to have the ceremony speak for you and your values.
$500 to $1500
Office Weddings (Elopements)
Just a simple ceremony, with the couple, the officiant, and witnesses. Maybe a friend or two, a photographer? You may have a venue in mind, or the beautiful Society grounds are often available. We can even often find the witnesses if we need to.
$150 to $300
The most important goal for me was that our day would reflect the love we feel for each other and for the words we spoke to fit who we are as a couple and as individuals. Jone was instrumental in guiding us towards piecing together the framework for our ceremony, providing suggestions on readings and help with what to consider when writing our own vows.
We felt completely comfortable in her presence and there was no judgement towards our needs or beliefs but instead an openness and enthusiasm to learn who we are so that she could give us the best experience possible.
We met with her several times prior to the wedding and she was available both on the phone and email for questions and support.
On the big day she met us at our suite in The Plaza Hotel where she performed the ceremony eloquently and beautifully.
It was one of the best days of my life and I know that a huge reason for that was because of Jone’s warmth, professionalism and expertise.