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My name is Lisa Shoemake. I am authorized to perform weddings in the state of Arkansas. I believe that a marriage is not something created by law – it is two people who love and cherish each other and want to create a life together. I believe that whether you belong to a church or not, whether you are religious or not, and no matter what your beliefs, you deserve to have the wedding that you want – done your way.

I am a non-denominational, independent wedding officiant serving the state of Arkansas. More couples than ever are choosing to work with officiants like me. Why? Because I can help you design the ceremony you want and avoid the dreaded “cookie cutter ceremony syndrome” so your wedding will truly be a unique event. It can be large, small, religious, secular, inter-faith, contemporary, traditional, intimate, fun, fancy, fairy-tale or frivolous, but it will be the perfect expression of your love.

I began officiating weddings in 2010 when I had the honor of preforming my son's wedding.  After a few more people asked me to perform their weddings, I realized there is a need for officiants who work with couples to truly customize their ceremony.    Many couples called  didn't want religion in their ceremony, or wanted to have it in an out-of-the-way place that was special to them  (top of Sugarloaf Mountain, for example!)  or include special readings, and many other unique elements.   I love performing each unique ceremony that is unique to each couple.

It has been said that the greatest gift you can give someone is your undivided attention and that is what I will offer you. I will sit down with you and we will discuss your vision of your ceremony and how we can make it a reality. I will help you with ideas for your ceremony, find resources, address your concerns and make planning your ceremony as stress-free as possible.