I am an ordained minister, and my credentials are on file at the Pope County Court House, Glenwood, Minnesota. I have served as both a hospital and nursing home chaplain, and for ten years was pastor of a church (UCC). But weddings are my favorite thing that I do! I live in west central Minnesota, but am happy to travel statewide to perform marriage ceremonies. Besides Glenwood, other locations have included Alexandria, Sauk Centre, Morris, St. Cloud, Starbuck, Sauk Rapids, Brainerd, Breezy Point, and Willmar.
I am very non-rigid in my theology and practice as a minister and wedding officiant. I honor all paths, whether traditional, contemporary, spiritual or secular (or any combination thereof).
When a couple hires me to be their officiant, my focus is to help them design a ceremony of their own unique creation – using words of their choosing, incorporating any rituals, readings, and/or special music desired. My goal is that each bride and groom experiences the wedding of their dreams. I have assisted many couples in achieving and enjoying their ideal wedding ceremony, and many have been good enough to recommend me to others.
I encourage an initial meeting, both to make sure the couple considers me a good fit for them, and to begin to get their thoughts and ideas about the ceremony. However, in some cases I have officiated weddings in which it was the case that I did not meet the couple until the rehearsal or their wedding day. And yet all goes well because whether or not we are able to meet in person beforehand, much of the communication and crafting of the service is done via email and phone conversations. I am happy to offer input and advice, but the final say always belongs to the couple.
I very much enjoy my role as a wedding officiant, and would be happy to hear from you!
Reviews for Ginger Beck
Ginger officiated our wedding, and our ceremony was exactly as I wanted. I was able to plan the whole ceremony down to each word, each detail. She was also full of great advice. She listened to what I wanted and pointed us in the right direction, but let all the details be my very own! She is pleasant to work with, and I would highly recommend her for your wedding too!
~ Tina and Peter
Ginger ~Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony! It was short, sweet and beautiful, and we will recommend you to anyone. Thanks again!
~ Steph and Dave
Ginger, one year ago Tom and I had the pleasure of having you officiate our wedding. We continue to hear nice comments about how well the ceremony was executed. We are so thankful we were able to have you part of our big day. Thanks again!
~ Tom and Janae
As a little girl I always dreamed of my wedding day, and I feel so lucky that the day was every thing I dreamed of, and more. A large part of this was due to the very intimate and special ceremony we had. The homily that Ginger gave was so personal and heartfelt. The advice she gave on what makes a successful marriage was so moving. I can truly say that having Ginger officiate was one of the most special parts of our wedding day. Thank you Ginger!
~ Shannon and Tim
We were lucky enough to be able to plan our wedding ceremony in less than 3 months. There was no real rush to get married, but we decided the time was right so why wait! Ginger did such a wonderful job and was so flexible in anything we needed. We did a lot of our communication via email and the responses were always very prompt. She sent various examples and gave us suggestions of things that we should consider, but never once pressured us into anything. It was all up to us and she wanted to make sure that we created our own unique ceremony that complemented our personalities. The ceremony was everything we thought it would be and more. My husband and I are extremely happy and so pleased that we asked Ginger to be our officiant. If you are thinking about getting married and need an officiant, we would highly recommend Ginger. She will make your day all the more special. Thank you, Ginger, for making our wedding day perfect!
~ Tracy & John
Ginger was great to work with through our whole wedding experience. The first time we talked on the phone we knew she would be a great fit for us. She guided us through the whole process, and helped us pick a great wedding ceremony that was unique to us. She made our whole wedding day so calming , and she was there to answer any question we had. I would recommend Ginger Beck to anyone who is getting married; she truly made our wedding day perfect.
Roger & Jessalyn
Ginger officiated our wedding this Fall (2013) in Brainerd, MN. Her willingness to travel to Brainerd was greatly appreciated and certainly not expected. However, she didn’t even bat an eye at this. I would give her my highest recommendation! I couldn’t have asked for her to be more accommodating and thoughtful. Ginger was very supportive through the entire process. Her response time was great to any questions or inquiries that we had. Her experience of officiating many weddings was extremely beneficial because she was able to offer very insightful advice. Ginger’s performance of the ceremony made our day complete!
Kevin & Nicole