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Hello, and thank you for taking a moment to learn more about who I am.

My name is Lynn Grand and I am a licensed, Non-Denominational, Ordained Officiant - Ceremonial Minister. I provide the highest level of quality to your wedding ceremony making sure that each step of your ceremony fits your wants, needs and most importantly, your personalities.

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Serena Whitaker

2 September 2019

Words cannot describe how wonderful Lynn is. She went above and beyond for us and our little ceremony. We can't thank her enough for everything. Lynn is an excellent officiant and has a heart of gold. The world needs more people like her. More...

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Amanda

6 July 2019

Lynn is a god send, literally. She singal handedly made our wedding dream come true when everything fell apart. She came into our lives and from a thousand miles away helped us put together a wedding in under a month while our son was in and out of the hospital. Not only did she go above and beyhond for us but even when things were hectic in her own life, she still gave 110 percent and dedicated to our wedding even when we told her she did not have to. We can honestly say we love her and she is family now! We could not have dreamed or prayed for anyone more perfect to take part in our special day with us and our son. Your are an incredible woman and we are eternally thankful for having you in our lives! We plan on keeping in touch forever because she is now and forever part of our family! We love you! Love the St.Laurent family More...

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Manda Marie St. Laurent

6 July 2019

Lynn is a god send, literally. She singal handedly made our wedding dream come true when everything fell apart. She came into our lives and from a thousand miles away helped us put together a wedding in under a month while our son was in and out of the hospital. Not only did she go above and beyhond for us but even when things were hectic in her own life, she still gave 110 percent and dedicated to our wedding even when we told her she did not have to. We can honestly say we love her and she is family now! We could not have dreamed or prayed for anyone more perfect to take part in our special day with us and our son. Your are an incredible woman and we are eternally thankful for having you in our lives! We plan on keeping in touch forever because she is now and forever part of our family! We love you! Love the St.Laurent family More...

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Janice Lode

9 June 2019

Lynn is just amazing. I reached out to several officiants and Lynn was the only one who wanted to get together right away and talk about the wedding. The other's said to wait until a month before. As someone with OCD, and having to get things done immediately, the fact Lynn wanted to meet right way made me initially felt at ease. When my now husband and I met with her, it was as if she was tailored made for us. The options she provided for our ceremony was incredible. There were so many beautiful options that I have to admit, we choose a lot and when we sent it all to Lynn, she created a rough draft of everything put together and it was gorgeous. After our ceremony, our guests came up to us and said it was the best ceremony they've ever been to. Lynn took the time to find out what we wanted and boy, did she delivered. She went beyond our expectations. Now with this new law, Tennessee is passing in a few weeks it was wonderful to know that none of this applied to her. Don't question booking her. Do it now before she's not available. You won't regret it. More...

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Megan

24 May 2019

Lynn is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is kind, considerate, and amazingly helpful. She helped us customize our entire ceremony, submitted our marriage license on our behalf, provided a guide for changing our names, and so much more. She made us feel like family, and brought so much love and joy to our special day! More...

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Jeremiah Brown

7 May 2019

Lynn was absolutely amazing. She made everything so easy! She did all she could do to accommodate our day also. Not only was she professional she's an amazing woman on the personal side also!

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Victoria Tanders

27 March 2019

If you are looking for an officiant, you can stop here!! You have found the best! Lynn Grand did such an amazing job at our ceremony, I highly recommend! She was a pleasure to work with and so helpful and informative about the whole process. I had SO many people come up to me at the wedding to say our ceremony was the best they’ve ever been to. For us, Lynn made the ceremony unique and fun, exactly how we envisioned it. Lynn sends you so much information that makes your ceremony all about you and then once you pick out what you like, she sends you a draft so you are able to get familiar with it and change anything if needed. That really helped me feel less anxious on the day of the wedding. Lynn is full of great ideas and is sure to make your ceremony a memorable one, trust me! It’s been 4 months since my wedding and I still have people talking to me about how great Lynn was. Lynn was a little out of our budget but let me tell you, you don't want to cheap out with your officiant! It truly matters! On your wedding day, do you want cheap, or the best? We had the best and I would do it all over again, just to have that experience with her. Lynn, thank you for everything, Mike and I could not have been happier with how everything went! More...

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Caroline Burk

8 February 2019

We had originally planned to have an ordained friend perform our ceremony, but she was unable to do it and cancelled on us just two months before our wedding. Lynn came to the rescue. From the moment we met her we knew she was the one we were meant to have officiate our wedding. She was professional, but personal. Her system to create a personalized and unique ceremony is easy to use and there are a ton of options. She also helped us incorporate our own ideas to make the ceremony our own. She brought her personal experience and excellent advice to the table as well and helped us deal with some issues involving opinionated family members. We couldn't have asked for more and are so pleased with how the ceremony went. We just love Lynn and she will always be a part our lives and our friend going forward. We highly recommend her if you want a professional, friendly, personal, and passionate officiant who will be your advocate for a perfect day. More...

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Jen

25 November 2018

Lynn was absolutely wonderful to work with! We really had no idea how to write a wedding ceremony, and Lynn was there every step of the way to help us! Our ceremony was very 'us' and was everything I hoped it would be. I might be biased, but it was my favorite and most personal ceremony! Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and our vows. I never expected our ceremony to be filled with so much joy and laughter. Lynn was so kind, helpful, and extremely responsive to all of our questions. She was a joy to work with! Any couple would be extremely fortunate to work with Lynn! More...

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Gabby Perez

9 November 2018

Lynn was our officiant and she did an absolutely amazing job! She provided my husband and I with a beautiful, intimate, and memorable ceremony. We chose the wine box ceremony and that was a perfect touch to our ceremony as well! I loved how Lynn helped us to incorporate our dog, Oliver, in our wedding. He was another perfect addition to the entire wedding day. Thank you so much, Lynn, for helping make our day so special! We appreciate you, and Oliver appreciated all the love and dog treats! More...

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Linsey Wilmot

9 September 2018

If you want someone to come in, say a few words, and sign your license Lynn is not the right officiant for you. If you want someone to care about you and your significant other like family, who takes the time to really make every single aspect of your ceremony and day special, and someone who will go above and beyond for you then Lynn is perfect for your big day. My husband and I enjoyed Lynn so much we fully plan on still meeting for coffee even after the wedding. We are SO happy we were able to meet her and to have her be part of our day. She was incredibly helpful from the very first day we met! She played a huge part in making sure the wedding went smoothly. My husband and I will never be able to thank her enough. More...

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Avalon Jay

23 July 2018

I recently DJ'ed a wedding where Lynn was the officiant and she was awesome! She was super nice, easy to work with and very professional. She was very well prepared and organized with impressive attention to detail. She customizes each ceremony that she does for the couple getting married and it's so genuine when she officiates their marriage vows. I would highly recommend Lynn for your special wedding day! You'll be really glad that you booked service with her! � More...

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Meagan Marie Tozier

23 July 2018

Lynn has been such a blessing. She made my day so special and unique. Lynn came into our family’s life with open arms. Her work is so organized and she made us feel like family. She made me feel like my wedding was the most important thing to her. We are so blessed that she was apart of our day! It was perfect and so many people complimented our ceremony saying how special it was and how it touched everyone’s heart. Thank you Lynn!! More...

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Donna Hutka

23 July 2018

5+5+5 and then some! Lynn works so hard,does an awesome job & is truely a blessing!

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Tyler Olsen

23 July 2018

Lynn is amazing! Such a warm, caring woman who did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. We couldn't have asked for anyone better :)

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Faith Bergin

23 July 2018

Amazing !!!!!very blessed to have had such an amazing person to marry me and my husband I will for ever recommend you to everyone I know !!!! You are very loved in my growing family lynn!!! More...

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Ashley Doss

23 July 2018

Lynn is a wonderful person and amazing at what she does! We are so thankful that we found her to officiate our wedding!
-Will and Ashley Doss

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Ashlee Barreto Clifford

23 July 2018

What is there not to LOVE about Lynn. From the first moment my husband and I met her I KNEW she would be absolutely perfect for our wedding. She is ALWAYS there for you during and after your wedding. Lynn is so helpful and always responds to emails within an hour (honestly within 10-15 mins because she's amazing). Lynn truly wants the best for your wedding day and proves it over and over again. I gained a family member with Lynn and I will recommend her for the rest of my life. She is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! More...

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Ellen Preston

23 July 2018

We chose Lynn for our destination wedding. Boy did we make the right choice!! She was wonderful from the beginning! I had concerns about picking an officiant I didn't know but Lynn soon became what I felt was a friend! She made the whole process simple and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for your wonderful work and beautiful ceremony! She is highly recommended by myself and my wife!! More...

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Brenda Celine Melendez

23 July 2018

This message is on behalf of Amanda Melendez.

Lynn is such and amazing person. I knew that I wanted her to officiate my wedding as soon as we met. My fiancé and I loved her personality. She was very professional and offered so many options for us to personalize our ceremony from beginning to end. I felt very involved, which was super important. She is so attentive and offers her undivided attention which made me feel great because I was able to count on her. So many Thanks to Lynn at A Grand Beginning. More...

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Matt Melo

23 July 2018

Lynn was everything we wanted and more. Amazing and calming to my wife, and able to put up with me and my sense of humor! My next wedding I will use her again! Thank you Lynn!

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Lauren

20 June 2018

Lynn is wonderful! She's very professional and organized and great to work with. I planned my wedding from out of state and communicating with her was very easy and she was very prompt in responding to any emails or phone calls. The rehearsal and wedding went great and she even took care of our marriage license for us since we were leaving town the next day. Lynn definitely takes care of her wedding couples! More...

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Whitney

19 March 2018

Lynn was awesome. She has several ceremony options and our ceremony definitely felt very personal and special. She was timely, organized, easy to work with and simply a very sweet person to share our day with. She even provided assistance with what to do after you are married, which was super helpful! We highly recommend Lynn! More...

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Rashani

19 March 2018

Lynn was so kind and helpful. The best officiant I think there is especially if your not too familiar with weddings. She was very organized and accommodating and will make sure she can be there to help your wedding go perfectly! Loved her . She’s highly recommended. More...

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Rex

2 December 2017

Lynn Grand created a very personalized, memorable, beautiful, and creative wedding ceremony for us. It was perfect and gorgeous. She is knowledgeable, professional, and open-minded. She first met up in a Flying Star cafe and spent more than an hour listening to us and then sharing many ideas with us. Later on she sent us lots of information and sample ideas via email on how to create a meaningful wedding ceremony. She shared ideas with us on so many details such as wedding ceremony procedure, activities (e.g., wishing stones), and vows and spent lots of time editing the wedding ceremony script. Our wedding guests were all very impressed by the beautiful wedding ceremony Lynn Grand created for us. Many of our guests said this was the best wedding they have ever attended. Lynn Grand is the best officiant! Rex More...

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Dakota C.

28 September 2017

Lynn Grand officiated my wedding this summer and I could not be any more grateful to her! Truly, anything I write here will fall short of just how warm and caring she was to us, and how perfect and special she made our wedding.First, her service is personal and affordable. We requested quotes from many officiants but didn't even meet with them because Lynn offers so much for such a great price! She never books more than one wedding on the same day, and she will run your rehearsal at no charge! Most other officiants I saw charged an extra fee for both of these luxuries. However, please don't think that because she doesn't charge through the nose means that you are in any way getting less - Lynn explained to us that she decided to become an officiant after her own wedding because she felt that some officiants charge too much and refuse to be in any way flexible with the ceremonies they design. Not Lynn! She wanted to give couples the perfect day, and boy did she deliver. We knew we wanted to work with Lynn from the first meeting we had with her. She helped us create a completely personal, beautiful wedding ceremony that worked in our crazy situation. We were kind of late getting started with our planning but she helped keep us on track and made sure everything was ready in time. She had a HUGE selection of choices and suggestions for each piece in the ceremony, from the "Who gives this woman..." all the way through the "I now pronounce..." We were able to build a ceremony that satisfied our very Catholic families while still making my inner feminist happy. No small feat, let me tell you! We also suffered a tragic loss just weeks before my wedding - my husband's father passed away quite suddenly. When I called to explain to Lynn what had happened, she was full of empathy and support - she even sent us a card with her condolences. How many wedding vendors care that much about their clients? She also helped us decide how to honor my Father in Law during our ceremony without bringing the loss up too directly - we wanted mostly tears of happiness! Lynn goes the extra mile in everything that she does for her couples. She was at our ceremony early to work with other vendors to make sure everything went perfectly, and after the ceremony she collected all of our documents (including vows) in a pretty folder for safekeeping. I adore Lynn and will reccomend her until the sky turns green! Thank you so so much for our beautiful wedding. More...

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26 May 2016

I can't begin to thank Lynn enough!! I was a little concerned picking an officiant I had never met. During the process of contacting her and arranging our ceremony, I was so impressed! We talked via email about what we wanted and Lynn sent a packet of ideas and sample ceremonies as a beginning point. She allowed us to customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted! The process was so easy! I felt right at home with her. There was no awkwardness at all. The day of the wedding, she was very professional and felt more like a friend. Our guests were also touched by her! We would highly recommend Lynn! More...

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User5337697

11 August 2015

Exceptional ... Lynn was flexible and got to know exactly what we wanted. She will not stop until your wedding ceremony is perfect!

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Dina

28 April 2015

My wife and I got in touch with Lynn only a couple months before our wedding date. We thought finding a person to marry us would be easy but it was frustrating and more difficult than originally expected. That was until we found Lynn Grande. Lynn agreed to meet with us personally and we ended up meeting her in a nearby Panera bread. We had expressed to Lynn that we are not your traditional couple and explained all of our crazy wedding ideas, and not only was Lynn open minded she added ideas that I actually incorporated into our day. When we met with Lynn, we could tell by her disposition and professionalism that she was the woman that'd be marrying us! She is a very enthusiastic individual and genuinely loves the process of marrying people. She brought along some sample vows and ceremony scripts for us to look at which really eased our worries. We gave Lynn an idea of what we were looking for which included a request to honor my wife's step father who had passed last year. Lynn made everyone feel right at home during this process. She made sure everyone was aware of the process, on our wedding day.
Lynn made my process so easy and comfortable with every phone call or email. She made sure to email me copy's of ceremony and reading so I could review them. When I picked what I liked she went over it and tweaked it to incorporate our own words. Everyone told me afterwards that they weren't expecting that and were blown away and touched by her words!
Basically, Lynn gave us a great wedding ceremony that everyone thoroughly loved! We were given nothing but praise by our guests and would hands down recommend Lynn! She was professional, funny, well organized, gave great direction, and always had a positive attitude throughout the entire process!
And best of all I have a new friend
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Hannah

3 November 2014

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lynn. Not only did she write an unbelievably beautiful ceremony, she threw her heart and soul into it. She was never out of contact, her prices were very reasonable and the value of what she gave my husband and I was priceless.

Lynn is amazing, I feel like a close friend preformed the ceremony, not some woman I found on a wedding website.

If you have found Lynn, you can stop looking. You have the right person.
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What I love most about my job is the process and the people I get the opportunity to engage with. I like to see my couples faces when they read their wedding ceremony, the words they chose the day they become married, for the first time. Each wedding ceremony offers a different experience and requires different steps to be taken. I give 100% of myself to my couples and will not stop until they are completely satisfied. This is a personal experience I am honored to share with couples which is why I will only perform one wedding a day. My couples wedding day is as important to me as it is to them!

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