Thank you for visiting my website! I am ordained, non-denominational minister, Valarie Manning. I would love to help make your wedding day the happiest day of your lives! I believe that you have the right to marry the love of your life on your terms. This is your wedding! Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, I will help you create a memorable wedding ceremony that is as unique and beautiful as you are!
I began officiating weddings because I love weddings and helping others is my passion. Officiating is something that I had been considering for quite some time. The decision to follow this path was made during the planning of my daughter's wedding. After careful consideration and reflection, I became an ordained minister and Athens Wedding Officiants was launched in Athens, GA in December 2018! I have since expanded my service area and changed the name to The ATL Wedding Officiant.
In addition to being a wedding officiant, I am the very proud mother of three fabulous young adults. I have retired from my sales and marketing career to devote my full attention to officiating weddings. Aside from catching a few hours here and there with my children and their significant others, I enjoy going to the lake, beach, fairs, and festivals and being a doting pet parent (servant) to Abby the cat. I am also happily enjoying as much time as possible with my first grandchild, a granddaughter born in July 2022! Her parents are the beautiful couple in the wedding photo above!