Personalize your wedding ceremony to celebrate your unique story as a couple.
In addition to being a licensed counselor, Lanta is also an ordained minister and has experience officiating wedding ceremonies for over 50 couples in the Atlanta area and beyond.
Rev. Carroll would be honored to provide officiant services for your wedding ceremony or elopement (check her availability for your date)! She will work with you to plan all of the elements of your ceremony to make sure it is what you imagine and hope it to be.
Lanta also journeys with her couples through the premarital counseling process (completion of a minimum of 6 hours gives you a discount on your marriage license in the state of Georgia)!
YOUR CEREMONY PACKAGE INCLUDES
-Fully Customized Ceremony including unlimited script revisions
-Premarital Counseling Packages of 3, 6 or 10 sessions
-Pre-Wedding Consultation to gather details on your relationship and vision
- Day of timeline review before the wedding to go over timeline and logistics for the wedding day
- 1 Hour of Rehearsal Services
- Signing and Mailing of your Marriage License
Lanta is an inclusive, open and affirming minister and welcomes couples of all backgrounds.
LGBTQ+ couples are welcome and celebrated here!
Thank you so much for your guidance during our counseling and for officiating our wedding ceremony. Your thoughtful remarks were a testament to your engagement and understanding during our premarital counseling sessions.
Thank you for being such an awesome officiant! The premarital counseling was important to us to help ensure we have the most positive foundation for our marriage and family. I'm so glad we found you! I am so honored to have had such a kind, warmhearted person officiate our wedding. We couldn't have asked for more!
EXPERIENCE WITH LOCAL
ATLANTA VENUES & BEYOND!
I'd love to add your venue to this list!
LITTLE RIVER FARMS
THE INN AT SERENBE
GLOVER PARK BREWERY
RITZ CARLTON LAKE OCONEE
BRASSTOWN VALLEY RESORT
ABMIENT PLUS STUDIO
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS
JEKYLL ISLAND CLUB
Important Questions to Ask Before Booking an Officiant
(and my answers to them)
Can anyone officiate a wedding in Georgia? Are you legally qualified to marry us?
I'm ordained and licensed by the state of Georgia to officiate wedding ceremonies and also have extensive training in both ministry and counseling, including a Masters in Divinity from McAfee School of Theology/Mercer University and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My ordination certificate was attained by a local congregation/denomination (in other words, I didn't get my ordination certificate online). While there are a growing number of "quick click" online ordination certificates out there, I deeply value the extensive ministry training and congregational ordination process that I have undertaken. You can trust that I have the skillset and training you're looking for when it comes to planning and performing your wedding ceremony and journeying with you through an intentional premarital counseling process.
Can we have family or friends participate in our ceremony?
Yes! I welcome the participation of friends and family in your ceremony if desired and will help you brainstorm meaningful ways to best include them.
How many weddings have you performed?
I've performed over 50 wedding ceremonies for couples and value building relationships with each couple I work with.
Will you accommodate our photographer and videographer?
Yes-I hold both a deep value for the sacredness of the ceremony and also have flexibility in working with your vendors to capture your ceremony experience in a way that is most meaningful for you as a couple. (Some officiants will not allow these vendors to be too close during the ceremony, so be sure to ask this upfront!)
Can you accommodate our wishes/vision for our ceremony?
Yes! I am not a "one size fits all" officiant, meaning that I value your input and ideas for what best captures your vision and helps uniquely celebrate your story.
What resources will you provide to help us plan special ceremony elements (i.e. special readings, sample ceremony formats, vow language, etc...)?
All of the above! I have carefully put together a resource packet that will help take the stress out of planning the details of your ceremony. You won't be alone in considering what elements to include, what language best resonates with you, and any other samples of readings that can be helpful. I want you to have a template and guide to know what to expect that also gives you the freedom to have a ceremony that flows how you want it to.