Before becoming a pastor, I was a florist at a local flower shop in Modesto, California. This is where the idea of becoming a minister blossomed. Over the years, many brides would come in and ask if we provided ministry services through our shop. To accommodate such requests, a space was created within our shop to perform marriage ceremonies. It was at this time that information was gathered, and I realized that there was no longer any local services that would accommodate various marriage requests. Many couples didn’t want a traditional church wedding, there was no longer any Justice of the Peace officer, which thus turned couples to get married by judges, whom could only marry in office and usually had a two week back log. So I decided to establish Minister on Wheels to accommodate such requests and be able to travel to those who want their ceremonies in other locations such as a park, a bridge, or even in their own back yard. Minister on Wheels provides nondenominational ministers to assist in your wedding or commitment ceremony.
As for myself, Pastor Gene, I have 9 years of experience as a wedding officiant. I get great joy in talking with each couple before their service to help them create their dream ceremony in an atmosphere of comfort rather than a stiff office surrounding. A place to laugh, share stories, and feel as if you’re at home! What a better way to get to know someone, and plan a magical day!
In our floral department, we have over 35 years of experience, we are here to ensure that each couple has access to low cost floral arrangements and services. We use both fresh and silk flowers and will be able to accommodate many requests. We have an open mind for the ideas of the bride and groom to help create the beautiful bouquets, center pieces and the decoration for the reception and cake table. We are not open to the public, so most of our brides find us through bridal shows, referrals from other brides, as well as friends and family.
As mentioned before, Minister on Wheels offers traveling services and we are devoted to meet every need to each couple. We travel as far as Santa Rosa, Sacramento, and Bakersfield as well as the surrounding areas of Modesto. Whether it is in your back yard or in the city, we are here to make sure your wedding day is perfect.
We all enjoy our work and love to see the happiness it brings to the faces of all our couples. Regardless of the type of ceremony, whether it be traditional, themed, same-sex, or something completely your own, we love to hear from you afterwards. Your feedback is extremely important to us.
We look forward to working with you!