About Us



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 opportunity presented itself when my daughter's wedding officiant suddenly couldn't attend. Her "Bonus Dad", my husband, ordained minister Nick stepped in and officiated.  After an in depth discussion, I became an ordained minister and Athens Wedding Officiants was launched in Athens, GA in November 2018!


Personal Life

In addition to being a wedding officiant, I am the very proud mother of three fabulous young adults, including boy/girl twins and a younger daughter.  I have retired from my sales and marketing career to devote my full attention to Athens Wedding Officiants.

Aside from catching a few hours here and there with my children, I enjoy going to the lake, beach, fairs and festivals and being a doting pet parent (servant) to Abby the cat.