"Scott Payne is the gold standard of wedding officiants!  

As the son of a minister, I have been to dozens of weddings and seen hundreds of unique ideas and ceremony types. I thought I'd seen it all.  But Scott brought a fresh perspective and an "all heart" attitude to our planning.

He has a tremendous amount of experience and has seen it all.  He listened to our basic needs and then curated some amazing options for us to consider for our ceremony.  There were MANY choices - things we had never even thought about - but his ideas and thoughts helped us craft a wedding that neither of us will ever forget.  

Thank you, Scott, for helping to make our wedding a very special, terrifically memorable start to our lifelong adventure of love!"  M&L  More Reviews

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"If you are reading this review regarding Scott, you just might have missed an opportunity to have one of the best minister’s/officiant for your wedding because that’s how wonderful he is!!

 My wife and I were looking to get married with just our immediate family and kids. We searched all around and read reviews for several different officiants but none really caught our attention. So I reached out to my  wedding coordinator at Front Yard Brewery and I explained our situation. She gave me Scott’s number and said she heard good things about him and had seen him at other ceremonies and seemed like a really nice guy. That was a understatement to say the least. I reached out to Scott through his website requesting the date and time that we were looking for to officiate our wedding. Within a day he responded telling me he was available and immediately sent me all the information I needed for the wedding day including links for the marriage license, different song choices, all the packages that he offers, different types of ceremonies and so on. The first thing we did was set up a meeting where we could all sit down and get to know one another. Within the first 5 minutes we knew we had made the right choice. Scott is one of the kindest, warm and genuine people you will meet. The more time we spent with him the more he was helping us formulate a special day for us, not just a cookie cutter ceremony. He was truly wanting this to be a special day for us and it turned out to be a fantastic day we both will remember.

Between the meeting and the day of our ceremony, Scott wrote down all of the details we spoke about and put pen to paper. Within 2 days he sent us a review of the outline for the ceremony and asked for any and all feedback as to what he put together. We went back and forth several times and even up to the day of the wedding we were making changes and not once did Scott ever make us feel bad about the changes, all he wanted was it to be what we wanted for our special day.

Throughout the ceremony, he spoke the words with passion, meaning and love and his gestures made it feel heartwarming and intimate. He truly has a gift and you can tell that he loves what he does and cares that you have the exact day you want. He is such a fantastic guy that I know my wife and I are very blessed and fortunate to have chosen Scott for our wedding and you won’t be disappointed at all!! Thanks again Scott, you made our day so very memorable and special."  Rob and Alicia  More Reviews

You are having a Real Wedding and we are Real Ministers!

 Congratulations on your engagement!   

I am honored that you are considering me to be your Wedding Minister!  What a privilege it would be for me to unite the two of you as Husband & Wife!  I believe your wedding needs to be all about the two of you becoming husband and wife and want you both to enjoy every minute of this amazing moment in time!  Because you are considering me to be "The Knot Tyer", I want to let you know who I am and what I will do for you.  I am all about weddings!  

I am a Christian Minister of 36+ years and have officiated many weddings throughout the years.  I have been married for 35 years to my beautiful wife, Anna.  We have three boys.  My goal is to be there for you in any way that meets your needs.  I want to make YOUR day as special as possible! 

 I believe each wedding needs to be just the way the couple wants it to be.  I am very open to changing up the services from traditional to contemporary ceremonies.  I will help you create the ceremony of your dreams!  You are welcome to choose your own vows, readings and traditions.  You are free to include your family and or friends if you so desire.  I love to help couples put their signature on their wedding!  Your wedding will be special and meaningful!  

I truly love people and will do everything I can to make you, as a couple, and everyone else comfortable and relaxed during the ceremony.  I can be as serious or as light hearted as you feel the occasion calls for.  I absolutely love weddings and will do all I can to create an environment of joy and love!  There are not many things in this life more memorable than the day two become one!

Please, look over my website and once you have finished contact me so I can set your wedding date in my calendar.  

Just so you know, I used to be a boy scout and I am a Minister so I can "tie a knot" that will stay!

Best Wishes on YOUR Special Day!

Most Sincerely,  

Scott Payne

Scott Payne's Biography

Name: Scott Payne, The Knot Tyer, Wedding Minister 

Family:   (Wife) Anna (Married 37 years and counting), (3 Children) (Also had the honor of being a part of 7 other non-biological children's life at Sunny Glen Children's Home.)

Hobbies:  Spending time with friends and family, singing, writing songs, playing the piano & guitar, all outdoor activities and photography.

Minister of 38 yrs. performed over a 1000 of Wedding Ceremonies.  Also a professional singer.  Before he met his wife, Scott wrote a duet titled: "Fulfilled By A Love That's True". Following this, he went to a music camp in the Texas Hill Country.  For the talent show, he asked a girl to sing his duet with him.  Together, they prepared to sing the song but ended up NOT doing so.  A year from that date they were married at that camp and sang that song to each other on their wedding day and the title of the song CAME TRUE: "Fulfilled By A Love That's True"!  Since that day, Scott loves Weddings w/ all his heart! 

Accomplishments:  To the Glory of his Lord, throughout his 35 years as a Minister, Scott has been a Senior Pulpit Minister, Youth Minister, Worship Leader and Deacon, Evangelist & CEO of Foreign Evangelism Correspondence.  Also Scott and his beautiful wife, Anna, many years ago were parents to 7 children at Sunny Glen Children’s Home and Scott has had the honor of being the Director of Development for Central Texas Children’s Home which gave him the opportunity to preach all around the State of Texas to raise awareness and funds for the children’s home.  Scott had the honor of being asked to be the first Director for Camp of The Hills which is a camp near Marble Falls, Texas.  This camp is a nonprofit camp where children from the inner cities in Texas, who live in impoverished areas, get to see the beauty of God’s Hill Country for the first time in their lives.     

As a professional recording artist, Scott has performed for many different events throughout his life.  He has performed on stage many times in: Duets, Quartets, Groups, bands (Christian, rock, country, classical, etc.) and as a solo act.   Scott has had the privilege of singing for many different distinguished people including 3 past Presidents of our nation.  He has had a multiyear contract with a professional recording company, Southern Pro Records and has also helped to record and promote other talents on the radio.  Scott has written and holds the copyrights to hundreds of songs and has had one make it to #14 on the charts and more than one on the radio and has co-written songs for other professional singers.  

Scott was dubbed the Official Music Director for the Continental Congress and performed at the Texas State Capitol for the Articles of Freedom Rally.  He has performed many weddings throughout his 38+ years as a minister.  He has also been the photographer, DJ (because he has the best equipment for performing concerts) and singer for many weddings.  Often, Scott performs a special song he wrote titled, “Let’s Start Forever Today” at rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions and also sings songs from other artists upon request.     

Scott loves officiating weddings because he feels there are not many things in life more rewarding!  He never performs “canned ceremonies”.  Scott is a true Wedding Ceremony Consultant where couples reach out to Scott to help them create the ceremony of their dreams even if he is not available to be their Wedding Minister.  Your ceremony will be unique, special and cherished!  Scott says, “The joy of the occasion and the expressions of love are hard to compare!”  He considers it an honor to have a hand in helping two people start off their new life together as husband & wife!  Scott says, “I truly love helping people’s dreams to come true!”  Every year Scott far surpasses the requirements established by the wedding industry through yearly 5 star reviews of winning the award as the “Top Wedding Minister in all of Austin and the Hill Country”.  For the past 11 years in a row the winner of the “Best of Weddings” award and was inducted in the “Hall of Fame”. These multi-year awards are a bride and groom choice awards, which means so much to Scott!    

Every month Scott speaks before 2 to 4000 people (Almost 50,000 people a year.).  Scott is in the ministry because he loves his Lord, God’s Word and especially The Gospel!  To Scott, loving his Lord, loving people and helping them to get ready for eternity is what life's all about!  That’s why Scott loves officiating weddings; it’s all about a new life as one which is similar to one becoming a follower of Christ.  Scott does not believe in pushing religion on others.  He believes in loving people and striving to live a Godly life that may encourage others to look to the Lord for guidance in life, to be, as the Lord says, “a pleasing aroma” “so that in every way to make the teaching about God our Savior attractive” and to strive to “become all things to all people so that by all possible means might save some (2 Cor. 2:15, Titus 2: 10 & 1 Cor 9: 22).  A few things you will know as soon as you meet Scott.  He loves life, people and knows no strangers!  If you have not already done so, read his reviews to see what other couples are saying about Scott and his abilities and talents for your wedding day! 

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Scott is an Officiant (Wedding Minister) for Austin, Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano, Spicewood, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Lampasas, Johnston City and all surrounding areas of the Hill Country!

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