420 McDonough Blvd SE Suite 320, Atlanta Ga 30315

(678) 592-9187

JEMELLE WOOTEN Specializing in non-traditional and LGBTQ WEDDINGS


My name is Jemelle Wooten - THE MODERN OFFICIANT.  I am a wife, mother, daughter, Air Force Veteran, and an up and coming wedding officiant in Atlanta.  I am a licensed officiant and an ordained minister.  I was ordained in 2016, and my accreditations grant me the full legal right to perform marriages in every state. I am also a certified Premarital Facilitator and Coach helping prepare couples for what is to come AFTER the wedding.  I acquired my MBA from Keller Graduate School for Management in 2015.  

For years, I have worked in careers and jobs that didn’t bring me joy.  With the encouragement and support of my wife, and my passion for Marriage Equality, I became The Modern Officiant. I love meeting couples and hearing the story of how they fell in love and decided to spend their lives together.  I am especially interested in the stories of LGBTQ couples because I know their journey wasn’t always smooth sailing.  When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Marriage Equality, I was overjoyed just thinking about all the couples who could now marry legally.  I want to help make the wedding experience exciting and memorable for couples whose friends and families may not be supportive of their decision to marry the person they love.​​

I believe that as LGBQT people, we experience so much hate and discrimination in everyday life.  We shouldn’t also experience it with something we fought so hard for – the right to marry who we love.  This is why I specialize in LGBTQ weddings.  Of course, I do NOT discriminate.  Though my specialty is LGBTQ marriages, I am delighted to marry ANY couple in love.  Love is just as strong and meaningful between ALL couples.