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What I want you both to know about my Ministers and me.  We work closely with our couples, and try our best to create a ceremony that reflects their combined hearts.  I have developed a package with 48 attachments that the couple never have to look at or can totally consume to their liking.  When we meet with a couple virtually or in person,  we get to know each couple and make notes and, with their permission, create a ceremony for them to consider and tweak to their liking, using our package and from other places until everything is just the way they want it to be.  We do this in an expeditious way for the couple so they can be as involved as they want but it won't take too much of their valuable time.  The end product is a ceremony they will cherish for the rest of their lives.  We really are successful at what we do because we took the time to develop a system that comes from our hearts to your combined hearts!  In the end, each couple will have a cherished ceremony, a long lasting relationship with their Wedding Minister and a sincere and professionally performed ceremony by their friend, their Minister, on their wedding day to exemplify the couple's personality and wishes.  You both and your possible guests will be touched by your personalized ceremony!  To God's Glory and for the benefit of each of our amazing couples, we are proactively the best at what we do and our reviews and awards reflect this. 

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Scott for our wedding. He was so genuine from the moment we met him! We spoke with a few other officiants prior to meeting with Scott and none of them showed us the kindness that he did. Scott took the time to truly get to know us and our story which made our decision even better. Finding an officiant was an important decision for us and we couldn't have asked for better. On the day of our wedding, Scott met with us privately to help calm the nerves and even helped my Dad with his Father of the Bride duties! We are so thankful for Scott. Look no further, he is your guy!  With love, Caitlyn and Derek

If you’re planning your wedding, Scott is the officiant to hire. From our first FaceTime meeting, my fiance and I felt at ease. Scott’s caring ture shined as he took time to understand us.

Scott’s goal is to help couples create their dream wedding. We were unsure of what we wanted, but Scott guided us through various options. Together, we crafted a unique ceremony incorporating traditions we hadn’t considered.

Post-ceremony, our guests were full of praise. Comments like, “How did you find your officiant? He was amazing,” and “Your ceremony was the best we’ve ever been to,” were common. I mention this not because we wanted to impress our guests, but rather, these comments reflect how Scott beautifully translated our love and uniqueness into our ceremony.

Scott is more than an officiant; he’s a guide, a confidante, and a facilitator of memorable moments. Hire him, and let him transform your wedding into an unforgettable experience.  Jason & Emily Turnbo 

Scott, our wedding officiant, was nothing short of awesome. From the moment we met, we were struck by his warm and engaging personality. He took the time to understand our unique story and infuse our ceremony with personal anecdotes and heartfelt messages, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

 Scott's energy and charismatic presence captivated our guests, drawing them into the heart of our celebration. He seamlessly transitioned from meaningful vows to lighthearted moments, ensuring that everyone was engaged and having a great time. His ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds created a truly inclusive and joyful atmosphere.

 We are thrilled to have chosen Scott as our officiant. He is not only a gifted communicator but also a genuinely caring and supportive person. He made our wedding day even more special, and we are incredibly grateful for his expertise and dedication. If you are looking for an officiant who will elevate your wedding ceremony to a truly remarkable occasion, we highly recommend Scott. He is an absolute gem in the world of wedding officiants.

Best, Temi and Sultan 

First thing first, Scott is hands down the best officiant you will ever meet. My husband and I had such a wonderful time with Scott (literally our favorite part of the day) and we felt so lucky to have him as our wedding minister, our wedding wouldn't be this perfect and heartfelt without him. From our first call with Scott, we knew we have to have him being part of our big day. On the wedding day, Scott did such an amazing job hosting our ceremony, kept everyone engaged and all the beautiful scripts he said during the ceremony really captured our hearts. Wait, did I mention how beautiful his voice is? Trust me, you will always remember your big day if you have Scott as your officiant! Scott, thank you so much for everything you have done for us. And we couldn't ask for a better officiant to get us married!  Zhen & Patricio

From the moment we connected with Scott over zoom, my fiancée and I knew we would hire him to be our officiant. He took the time to know us and understand how we envisioned our ceremony.

Our wedding day was magical and we owe a lot of credit to Scott. He is organized, passionate about his craft and stellar at delivering messages that not only resonated with my fiancee and me, but also our family and friends in attendance.

If you’re getting married in Texas, call Scott. You’ll be glad you did!

Diana & Carlos

The best Wedding Minister we could have ever imagined.

To be remembered through the years.

We are Marco and Serena from Italy. We gathered in Texas with our close relatives and friends to celebrate our wedding. 

We were looking for a person who could guide us through the wedding Journey and  found that person in Scott Payne.  He is amazing, from the initial contact he made us feel comfortable, it was like we knew each other from long time.  Scott is not only a true professional but also an empathetic extraordinary person, the best wedding officiant we could ever imagined.  We were very impressed by the planning process and even more by the way he guided us throughout the ceremony.  Scott considers all the details, he even had a translated wedding ceremony in Italian for our relatives who did not speak English. 

After one year we are still trilled by emotion. Today on the day of our first anniversary we would like to drop a note of appreciation thanking the person who made that day even more special than expected.  

Thank you so much Scott, we were blessed to have you as our wedding officiant. You were able to build such a special wedding  atmosphere, even people watching our wedding on streaming in Italy still talk about you. We consider you our friend, God Bless you and your family.   

Sincerely,  Marco & Serena

Best Officiant in the world!

Scott Payne was an amazing officiant.  He made our big day, a day to remember.  He made us feel special since the first time we talked to him, making sure we had everything we needed and wanted.  He made sure we felt comfortable and were able to enjoy our special day.  He was very detail oriented and explained everything perfectly so everything would go smoothly.  His priority was us and that made us feel at ease.  Thank you Scott for giving us a lifetime memory.  Aylin & Orlando 

Paul and I were so blessed to have you officiate our wedding! What a wonderful day it was indeed when we met you at Starbucks! We knew immediately you were the one sent into our lives to make the wedding a fun and lively day for all but also a spirit filled ceremony. You are definitely walking in your calling and we are so happy to be the recipients of that calling.  Numerous family and friends came to us during the reception stating you were so incredible!  They felt very engaged throughout the ceremony and could feel God's blessing on our marriage.  What an incredible gift you gave us, thank you!  Kathleen & Paul

On May 3, 2023 we had the pleasure of meeting Scott, our wedding officiant. Not only did he very clearly love his job, he made our ceremony so warm, loving and entertaining too! Some of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to! He was thorough from the start, while my fiancé and I were both working out of town, he did a group call just to ge to know us and customize our ceremony. On the day of the wedding he helped me organize the family while simultaneously keeping me and my husband cool and calm. I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone who wants a unique and wonderful Texas wedding ceremony. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  

Melissa & Russell

My wedding day exceeded all my expectations and it was the wedding of my dreams. I felt so excited and at ease having Scott as our officiant. He did an amazing job at communicating and planning out our dream wedding. Hands up to the sky because Scott is #1 at what he does. Minister, officiant, photographer, comedian, magician, I can go on and on. He wears many hats and made our wedding truly memoriable. I have so many wonderful pictures from my wedding and its unbelievable looking back. There was never a dull moment with Scott. He made us laugh and feel very comfortable. My children were included and my growing family felt so loved and valued on our special day.  Scott is on time, communicates amazingly. He will make you feel at calm and ready for your life long commitment to your partner and best friend. He made our wedding a day we will never forget. Each step of the way to our special day was amazing and I never felt lost. He guided us through the entire process and the day of the wedding couldn't have gone any better. It was absolutely perfect. If you want to enjoy your special day and have a beautiful memory to cherish for life have Scott be your officiant at your wedding. A million stars  if that's a thing. I love my wedding and Scott was perfect  We will never forget him and how much effort and love he put into our dream wedding. Ashley & Devin

I'm so glad I ran across Scott Payne for my wedding Officiant! From the very first email that I sent to him, I knew I had the right person for the job. Scott is so very easy to work with, and his joy and exuberance are felt in every form of contact! Scott has performed so many ceremonies in so many different ways, and allows you to craft your ceremony exactly to your liking. And nothing is off the table - he wants you to be pleased. I highly recommend Scott, you will not be disappointed!  Thank you again for everything!

Love, Kristy & David

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Scott made sure to customize our ceremony the way we wanted and gave us great suggestions along the way. He kept us calm, and really acted as our coordinator and officiant on the big day. He kept our families engaged and made it special for everyone watching via webcam and in person. Every question we had was answered quickly, and any changes we asked for were honored. Thank you, Scott for giving us a day we will never forget!  Danielle & Garrett

Scott was absolutely amazing. From the very beginning he was so easy to communicate with. He set a meeting up with us before we ever had to commit to anything, just to get to know us! He really let us drive the ceremony in any direction (religious/ non-religious), asking us exactly what we wanted to be said and allowed us to edit his script multiple times. He centered our ceremony around God, just as we asked and prayed over us multiple times during our meeting, which brought us a lot of peace. We also asked if he would be able to write the ceremony in Spanish for a few of our guest, and he did!

Before the wedding we reached out to Scott multiple times asking a multitude of questions about Marriage License, day-of-events, etc., and he was always quick to respond.

The day of the wedding was just great! He was so calm before the ceremony, which is exactly what every bride needs, and really kept all of our guest engaged. He started by making us all laugh and then got more serious and brought all of us to tears. I don't think we could've asked for a better Minister. He followed through with everything that he had discussed on day one and that's the most we could ask for!  Genna & Kristian

Scott was phenomenal! From the moment my wife and I left our first meeting with him we both knew he was the officiant for us! Communication was great, and most importantly the day of the wedding he was calming, reassuring and a crowd pleaser. Our wedding guests had two comments about our wedding: the food and Scott! Please do yourself a favor and reach out to him for your wedding!

Jimmy and I had decided we wanted to get married and just be the two of us. I had found Scott through a Google search. We chose the elopement package. We got married on January 14 in Marble Falls along the lake. The weather was beautiful. But it was Scott that made our ceremony amazing. He had suggested the Unity Cross and the Wine ceremony box which we did. Scott makes you feel at ease the minute you meet him. His enthusiasm is contagious and you can really tell that he loves to perform marriage ceremonies. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day.  Rhonda & Jimmy

Where do I even begin? When my now husband and I first met up with Scott to meet him I knew he was the one I'd want to officiant our wedding. He was kind, personable, understanding, professional and I could go on. He was the perfect mixture of religious, spiritual and even everything in between for my husband who isn't as religious as me. We got to work with Scott to create our ceremony to the way we wanted it to be and let me tell you it was PERFECT. I contacted Scott quite a bit during the year of planning and he was very patient and kind with all of my questions and feedback. After our ceremony we had so many people from all backgrounds come up and tell us how amazing the ceremony was and how wonderful Scott was. We already knew we made the right choice in choosing Scott but they just confirmed it. If you have the opportunity to meet Scott, talk with him or to have him be a part of your big day DO IT. You will not be disappointed and you will have another friend in your corner for life.  Kali

Scott's outgoing personality was exactly what my introverted wife and I needed. He made our ceremony truly unforgettable and we highly recommend him to anyone!  Elijah & Alyssa

Scott I can’t tell you how many people came up to me asking where we found you or complimenting how phenomenal you were.  You’ve been awesome from the beginning and you’re so fun in person as well!  We really appreciate you ! I wanted to tell you how wonderful everyone (including us) thought you were!  Kelly & Bill

Mr. Scott Payne was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was willing to work with us to make sure that our ceremony was everything we wanted. Scott made it a point to focus on us and our vision from the first meeting onward. He is very experienced and offered opinions and options to us as we requested. Planning your wedding is obviously a very stressful task but Mr. Payne was absolutely incredible in helping us achieve our goal of a flawless ceremony. Scott was available to us to answer questions and was very flexible when we had to adjust our timeline multiple times. Scott was nothing but professional and joyful throughout this process. He has truly made us feel like family and we cannot stop singing his praises to our family and friends. During our rehearsal he made it a point to make our family and friends feel welcomed and comfortable. Our ceremony went off without any issue. Scott was the perfect choice for us and we cannot recommend him highly enough. If you are a nervous bride as I was, I highly suggest considering Scott as your officiant, you won't be sorry.  Thank you again, Jacquee and Elijah

Our wedding day was ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL.

We 10/10 recommend Scott all day everyday!!! I have to give a giant shout out to our officiant, Scott Payne . We met him at one of the bridal expos and instantly fell in love with his BIG personality. Scott has been with us since that day, through our whole planning experience. He sat down with us and wrote us a super personalized ceremony, he really got to know us inside and out. He answered any and all questions I had, even if they weren't necessarily officiant related, he was there to lend a helping hand. On the day of the wedding he went to us each individually to check on us and give us blessing and a run down practice of the ceremony again. The ceremony he executed couldn't have been more perfect. It was lighthearted and humorous but also loving and meaningful. Thank you, Scott for all your efforts in helping make our day perfect.  See photos above, and especially check the one as he sashays away from the alter for our first kiss that is my absolute favorite!  Heather & Chris

It is almost impossible to describe how incredible Scott is, not only as an officiant but as a person. He helped us create a ceremony that felt unique and special. His delivery during the ceremony was exceptional, and he provided moments of much needed comedic relief. We have recieved so many compliments about him from our guests. Scott also jumped in to help us set up our reception area, which was completely above and beyond his "job decription". We are so grateful for Scott and our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him. He is the perfect choice for any couple looking for a memorable wedding ceremony. You won't find a more professional, passionate or extraordinarily kind officiant. We can't thank you enough Scott!!  C R.

My husband and I are truly grateful for Scott and every effort he put into our ceremony. We did much research in looking for an officiant and the moment we read Scott's profile we knew we'd found someone special. Not only was he an absolute pleasure to work with, but he truly cared about making our wedding day special! He worked closely with us in creating our ceremony script so our wedding would be unique,  memorable and true to us as a couple. We cannot recommend Scott enough!  -Carole and AJ

Scott was an incredible presence at our wedding ceremony! He was attentive, helpful, and quick to answer our questions throughout the process. He truly wanted our ceremony to feel unique and customized to us, yet he still offered a lot of guidance and support to make it perfect! His professionalism and experience made the process incredibly easy. 

Our families could not stop talking about how excellent Scott was as our wedding minister. He has a contagious personality and added humor and energy to our ceremony! I could not be happier with our choice to choose Scott as our wedding minister, and we cannot recommend him enough! Thanks again for everything!! :) Tatum & Jake 

This is the man you need to officiate your wedding. Truth is, he does much more than that. . Our wedding day completely blew our minds. It was SO special to us. Every moment. The weather, the people, the beauty... I could go on and on.... Let's just say all of our hard work payed off. Not to brag but we had many guests coming up to us saying that this was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Not only for the profound love that was in the air, or the pretty decorations, or beautiful venue or how smoothly everything went, but because of SCOTT! So many people commented on what a great minister we had. It was a compliment for us too because we took the time to choose the right one! The ceremony was emotional, heartfelt, a little funny, not too heavy or long and most importantly, it was us. I am so happy we took the time to work with scott and customize every bit of it. The words in every moment were beautiful. Also, apparently a lot of the guests were crying WITH us! Happy tears....Scott even walks you through every step of the process when you first reach out to him. Helpful information, memory joggers, all kinds of song ideas for not only your ceremony, but dancing as well, loads of examples and intriguing thoughts for ways to make your wedding day unique and special and even more information AFTER your wedding on how to change your name, marriage books & videos and more. He took the time to be there early, be with us, meet our parents, prepare the other vendors for the ceremony and most importantly prepare us right before the ceremony. Scott is so kind, so professional, but also feels like a friend through the whole process. I would not want any other minister to be there with us at that alter on such an emotional and monumental day. Thank you Scott!!!

Hello, Scott!  We hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Today marks our one-year wedding anniversary, and our union would not have been possible without you.  Thank you for assisting us in creating such a lovely ceremony. You truly exceeded our expectations, and we will cherish all of the laughter, joy, and love your presence magnified (our family still talks about you to this day!). We had the wedding of our dreams, and we will be eternally grateful for you!  With Love, The Smith Family + 1

One of my favorite parts of the day was Scott. He helped us remain present, and brought the perfect balance of funny/entertaining, but also serious.  He made us laugh, made us cry, and kept everyone engaged in the ceremony.  He had some really creative excellent ideas to take our ceremony up a notch. He made everything so special for us and so special for our guests.  Stephanie & Nick

Personal note: Scott, thank you so much. You were definitely a bright spot during our day!  Our ceremony couldn't have been more perfect.  I thought the ice breakers were great and the reminders to breathe were especially needed.  We had so many people ask us where we met you.  It's evident to me that this is your calling in life...

We are so grateful to Scott Payne (The Knot Tyer) for the amazing, completely stress free wedding ceremony he performed for us at Chapel Dulcinea. We found the beautiful Chapel on the internet and it was more amazing than the pictures. Scott sang and played the guitar, it brought tears to our eyes, it was so heartfelt. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a minister. He is unique, one of a kind, with a fun personality. I will be forever grateful that he made our ceremony so special. Thank you so much Scott!  Felicia & Kevin

We cannot say enough good things about Scott!

We initially had one of our friends as officiant, and they suddenly had to move across the country.

We were recommended by a friend to Scott. He was very responsive during our initial communication and that continued throughout. 

We had an hour long meeting where Scott took time to get to know us and tailor the ceremony specifically to us. As well as our preference on clothing option, and minor details. He then sent a follow-up that gave us a clear idea of what to expect during the ceremony.

We are really big goobs, and there was so much fun and laughter throughout the ceremony which is EXACTLY what we were asking for. Even before walking down the aisle, Scott brought lightness to us.

Thank you Scott for making our wedding as joyous and us as possible!

Hunter & Jess 

From James:  "Pastor Scott went above and beyond my expectations in helping shape the most important moment of our lives!  He exuded patience and kindness throughout the process - from our initial introduction he came up with so many great options and advice that brought our wedding day vision to life.  He was readily available throughout the process making us feel at ease.  I would highly recommend pastor Scott to officiate any wedding!" 

From Iliana:  "I could not have asked for a better pastor to officiate our wedding!  From the time we first met pastor Scott he made us feel at ease and we knew we could entrust him with our most special day!  He was always responsive and considered all our questions, lovingly walking us through every detail and addressed all concerns.  He always followed up with an email outlining all that was discussed, leaving no room for misunderstandings.  The best part was the day of the Wedding - pastor Scott ensured that everyone was well taken care of, including both sides of the family as well as my husband & I.  He made our day beyond special just by the way he paid attention to every detail and with his cheerful and genuinely joyful personality!"

Scott, we were so very honored to have you officiate our wedding!  Your presentation, personality, passion, compassion for us, our kids, and our families was beyond anything that we could have imagined!  Thank you so very much!  Thank you again for such an awesome ceremony!  We received compliments from everyone that attended!  Phillip & Kristen

Dear Scott Payne,  YOU WERE AMAZING!!  Everyone cannot stop talking about how wonderful the words you said were, how perfect the ceremony was, and how captivating of a speaker you are. 

You also helped keep us both very calm 😁

Thank you so so much for being the Minister for our special day. 

We are eternally grateful,

Yelena & Brandon

The ceremony is the heart of wedding, the vows are the heart of the ceremony. When I tell you that Scott got me through my vows like no one else could, I mean it so genuinely. His energy is incredibly radiant and full of love. He kept us and our guests in the moment the entire time. This was my favorite part of our big day and I will never forget all the beautiful words and moments we shared that would have not been the same without Scott's presence. He is extraordinary and we received endless compliments on his services. I feel so blessed to have had him officiate our ceremony.

Scott was the perfect officiant for our wedding. From our first call with Scott, he was excited for us, fun, and organized. He helped us customize the ceremony to reflect who we are as a couple. The day of the wedding, Scott did an excellent job keeping us present in the moment and laughing. We had several guests tell us it felt like he must've known us for years. I am so grateful we found Scott. We will forever remember this day and are happy he was such a big part of it. Ellen & Royce

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

Scott was absolutely spectacular! I have a huge and high energy family so my wedding planner had recommended Scott! He was not only so genuine and friendly but he had such great energy and left my family and friends speaking so highly of him after the ceremony! Thank you so much for being a  part of both Ryan an I's day! You made it simply wonderful and we are so excited to see the ceremony all over again in our wedding film! I would highly recommend Scott! Thank you so much again!  -Ryan & Bianca

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

If we could give you 100 stars, we would! 

We're finally getting all settled in after our grand celebration and we'd like to thank you for your OUTSTANDING service, friendliness, and professionalism. We definitely know why Chapel Dulcinea recommended you! 

Even though things seemed to get a little chaotic near the end due to the time constraints, we still absolutely LOVED every bit of it, and it's all now forever a part of our journeys in life. Your guidance from beginning to end and your energy throughout the ceremony were supremely sharp and, honestly, we couldn't have done any of this without you! (Quite literally; you made it all official!) I knew we made the perfect choice when you became our officiant. 

Expect to be tagged in all the photos/videos on Facebook once they are finished up. We're too excited to upload them and can't wait for the next chapters of our lives to begin unfolding. We're eternally grateful for all that you've done and shared with us. Sincerely, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! 

(P.S. I'm referring you to as many people as I possibly can, so don't blame me if your phone starts ringing wildly with requests lol) 

Cheers! You're the best!  Luigino & Nilanni

Hi Scott, I hope you’re doing well. We want to take this time to thank you for officiating our wedding.  You truly made it so special and we are forever grateful. Thank you for your guidance, your kind words and being there for us on our big day.  Our guests were touched by our ceremony and could not stop talking how great you were. We agree!

Thank you again,

Misty & Devin (and Finley) 

Scott, your service was amazing and everyone loved it and you!  Thank you so much for being our officiant and making our ceremony special and memorable with all of your suggestions.  You provided excellent service and lasting memories that we will cherish always! Thank you, thank you, so much for being so awesome!  We will make sure to add you soon and tag you in some pictures.   Thanks again!  Regards, Judith and Sheldon

I could go on and on about how PERFECT Scott was for our wedding. I had picked him out only by luck. However, now I am confident that God chose Scott to officiate our wedding for a reason. He accomplished everything and more in how we wanted our ceremony to go. He made it perfect for us. Scott always made sure it was everything we ever dreamed of. Our night was special and magical and it was all with the help of Scott. Also, not the mention…Scott knew we were both very nervous for the wedding. He did everything to bring us both back down and to made sure we enjoyed the moment. We seriously cannot say enough great things about Scott, other than he’s the one!! -Paul and Kayla Castro 

If you’re anything like us and the thought of the wedding ceremony stresses you out or makes you anxious, stop and reach out to Scott! He is truly one of a kind. The second we met Scott over a Zoom call, we felt like we had known him for years. There was only a resounding yes in our hearts and knew he was the right person to officiate our wedding.

Not only is he kind, genuine, and professional, he wants to make sure that the ceremony is tailored to you and what makes you happy. With all the craziness of wedding planning, I forgot to order the unity cross for our ceremony. It was a last minute change up that was no issue for Scott to work around. He even went out of his way to being extra items on the day of the wedding that we could incorporate instead.

I have been hearing comments from guests everyday after the wedding about how amazing Scott was. They had never witnessed a ceremony like the one Scott put together. Not only will he touch your hearts, he will touch the hearts of all of your guests with beautiful words, scripture, and even some much needed jokes. 

Scott will always hold a special place in our hearts and I know he’ll always be an email or call away if we need anything from him!  -Haley & Connor

Scott was an amazing officiant from introduction to ceremony.  At our first FaceTime meeting, he spent time getting to know us before he went through a very detailed, yet engaging description of what our ceremony was required to have as well as many other options to make it personal to the needs and wants of my husband and I.  He was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the ceremony, and he customized every word to make sure we were able to express our love for each other and our loved ones.  His humor was light and timed perfectly so that not only were my husband and I distracted enough to calm our nerves, but our guests also felt as if they were part of our ceremony.  Despite all the tears of joy at our wedding, it was truly the most magical experience and I can't thank Scott enough for being there to unite my husband and I.  Romie & Chris

Good Morning Scott, Just wanted to drop you a note and say 'THANK YOU' for all you've done. The ceremony/day turned out just perfect.  It really all came together wonderfully and we couldn't be happier!  Opening your home (Vision Splendor Ranch) to us so we all didn't freeze, well, we are so appreciative.  Everything was just right.  EVERYONE loved you! Thought you were just the best, taking command of the room and making it all happen just as it should. Funny and kind and serious. Just perfect. So again, thank you so much for everything!  Oh and the song and your voice and guitar, awesome! We Loved every second of the entire ceremony!!  Love, Lyn and Mike

So refreshing. Scott is a breath of fresh air. His mannerisms, his word choice, his light and funny demeanor. He's everything you could want from an officiant. He cares, he put his heart into his work for you in front family, friends, and God. He literally lays it all out, and creates a memory that is ever lasting. He is the type of guy who will have your family talking about him for months after. He's truly a man of God, and puts faith into your marriage. He hand tied a God knot for us, that my wife and I will have for the rest of our lives. We are so blessed to have met Scott, and have him lead our special day. I would HIGHLY recommend using Scott for your wedding day.  Cory & McKenzie  

We are so blessed to have had Scott be a part of our wedding day! From the moment we had our fist skype interview we know that Scott had to be a part of our day. He really listened to and helped shape our ceremony to show the love and uniqueness of the two of us. Leading up to the day we were both nervous to be the center of attention and Scott made sure to see both of us before we walked down the isle to help calm our nerves and refocus us in the moment. My husband told me how Scott really helped him to feel calm, excited, and helped ground him and remember that this day was a day to celebrate the two of us and the love we shared for each other. He helped us feel so calm and really enjoy the ceremony with laughed and love through his words and comfort and there was not a single dry eye during the ceremony. We hope Scott knows that he is an honorary member of our family and we are so grateful to him and all the lightness, laughter, and love he helped create for us on this special day! Kate & Francesco

Scott is AMAZING!!! We were referred to Scott by our best friends who he officiated their wedding a few years ago and they had nothing but great things to say about him (he even married them on his ranch when their venue fell through on the day of!!!) From the beginning, Scott was extremely friendly and professional.  After our introductory meeting, my husband and I knew that Scott was going to be a great fit for our special day.  We had many exchanges via email prior to the wedding day and Scott was always very thorough and responded quickly.  On the wedding day, Scott helped my husband and I to feel at ease and did everything in his power to ensure that the ceremony went as smoothly as possible -- and it did thanks to him!  He had everyone laughing and crying at the same time.  After the wedding was over, I can't reiterate how many times our family members went up to us requesting his contact info because he inspired them to get their vows renewed!  We would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to get married or renew their vows.  Thank you so much for making our day so special, Scott!!!  Isabella & Dale

We had the absolute PLEASURE of working with Scott for our wedding. We weren't sure exactly what we were looking for in an officiant, but let me tell you, Scott is everything you will need and want, PLUS so much more!

We didn't do a rehearsal dinner, so Scott took the time on the day of our wedding to visit with myself, my soon-to-be-husband (at the time) and my father to walk us through the process. He totally eased any nerves we had and honestly was just such a comforting presence at the altar. He made our ceremony fun and light, and we still have guests commenting on how fun and uplifting he was!

Scott, we are so thankful for you, and we will always and forever remember you and our wedding. Thank you so much!!  Claire & Brandon

Good Afternoon Scott,

There are so many compliments I want to give you it is hard to know where to start! You are such an amazing, talented and wonderful person! You made my wedding so perfect and special! The way you speak about God is profound and incredible. I am so grateful that God brought you into our lives. You went so far above and beyond to make everything perfect! Thank you so much for coming to our rehearsal dinner! It felt like you were part of the family! The magic trick and song you performed were AMAZING!! It was beyond a pleasure to hear you sing and the song was perfect. Every guest at our wedding has made a point to let us know how impressive and wonderful you are and we couldn’t agree more. You made my Rehearsal dinner memorable, and you helped us so much to learn everything we needed to know. You brought fun, laughter, wisdom, and happiness to the night.

I truly appreciated how much time you spent helping us learn everything we needed to learn for our Ceremony. You went over everything with us multiple times, including the day of and that helped tremendously. Because of your guidance, the Ceremony was seamless, perfect, beautiful, and emotional. We knew what to say and when and exactly how to do everything, because of your guidance. Everything you said was beautiful. You are so talented, and it was a pleasure to take in your words of wisdom, advice, and faith. The humor and moments you take to help us relax were perfect.  All the wedding party said you really helped guide them on where to stand, when to fix the dress/ grab the bouquet, how to handle the rings, etc. This attention to detail and extra help was what made the Ceremony flawless! You said all the right things in all the right ways, and it was beautiful! You made sure no one stepped on my dress too

We were all so glad you were able to stay and join us for the reception! Having spent so much time with you for our wedding and for our aunt and uncle’s wedding a few weeks prior, you already felt like family. Having you there was extra special for us, our family, and the guests. Your prayer before dinner was wonderful and we appreciate you letting us add that and other moments in, last minute.

As overwhelming as it can be for a bride on the day of her wedding, I just want you to know that I saw all of the amazing and helpful things that you did. You were always helping in any way that you could which went way above and beyond the role of officiant. When my tribute gift was accidently removed by someone, you salvaged the moment by increasing your tribute speech and mentioning the gift would be given later. When I got nervous you gracefully guided me. When the venue equipment for my video didn’t work you ran to your car, retrieved your laptop, and helped the DJ/Staff to figure out a way to get the video to play. You did so much to help! That meant EVERYTHING to me. There are not even enough words to describe how grateful we are. You are family to us now. God speaks so beautifully through you. We appreciate you and everything you did for us on our special day!  Danielle Noack

I am a wedding photographer and met Scott last year at a wedding we were both hired for. I hired him for my daughters wedding on Oct 31, 2021. I have been to over 400 weddings and I have no memories of any officiant, and for that matter any ceremony with the exception of Scott. To find words to describe this man, his persona, his humility, talent and sense of humor will be extremely difficult. We not only had him officiate our daughters wedding, he also attended our pre wedding celebration. He told jokes, performed a magic trick, sang and played guitar and gave us blessings beyond words. My daughter said he made her ceremony better than her dreams and imagination could allow. The entire wedding was magical but if wasn't for him several mistakes the venue made would have been a lot harder to endure. He was our guest at the wedding and was a great help in helping us laugh over a very important item being removed from the ceremony area. He was instrumental in helping the DJ with a problem with the audio during a pre recorded music video. I am happy to tell you he is now is part of the family and my daughter is over the moon with the way the ceremony went. He will be remembered for the rest of our lives. And when I say the name Scott Payne my daughter smiles and remembers. There is not enough words to express to you Scott what a wonderful person you are. Thank you from the bottom and tops and all the rest of our hearts. Paul and Joyce Parisse dad and mom of the bride!!!! WOOOHOOOO!  Paul Parisse

Scott was an amazing officiant at our intimate wedding! Before the ceremony began, he helped us feel at ease by going through through exactly what was about to transpire. During the ceremony, he made the crowd laugh and created an environment filled with LOVE that we will never forget . We cannot recommend Scott enough to officiate your wedding!  Best, Danielle and Alex

THANK YOU so much for being our wedding day Minister! 

We had so many people comment on how much they loved your energy and how you made a point to keep us centered and present throughout the whole ceremony.  We really can’t thank you enough for being such a huge part of our special day!  It truly was perfect, and we are anxiously anticipating receiving our wedding day video from our media team to watch it all again!  Again, thank you!! Mr. & Mrs Brock

In one word to describe Scott Payne - "wow". In 5 words - "Reverend Scott Payne is AMAZING"

My wife and I found Scott on The Knot and reached out for guidance and assurance that we had the right Officiant. From the beginning, we picked up on his charisma, sincerity, and friendliness. It was an easy decision in the midst of very difficult wedding planning.

My wife did a lot of coordination between vendors and professional services, so the first time I met Scott in person was about an hour and a half before the ceremony in the Groom's quarters at the venue. As soon as he walked in, he knew who I was right away and addressed me with the most charismatic greeting, including an inquiry if I knew who he was. It was an easy guess for me. I could tell right away by his gentle, yet confident demeanor.

Although he was proactive and sent us his beautiful ceremonial address months in advance, I only glossed over it assuming it was going to be a vanilla ceremonial proceeding. It wasn't vanilla at all. He had the guests laughing at many points and crying at other times. He was prepared for that and put me at ease immediately with his reassurance and guidance. He's clearly very well experienced with nervous brides and grooms such as ourselves and gave us the "cliff's notes" we needed on the words while putting the real focus on pointers and expert knowledge unbeknownst to most brides and grooms (with a lot of humor). We've never rehearsed anything, in the amount of time it took, more efficiently and there's a secret sauce to his method that is one of a kind. By the time we went through the preparation, I felt 100% at ease, and it seemed that in a few short minutes, we were old friends.

The ceremony was beautiful, it went extremely successfully, he kept us calm, and in the moment, with tasteful quips, small jokes, and gentle gestures at the altar, while periodically taking time to address (in his sincere and humorous fashion) the guests before, during, and after the ceremony. ALL OF THE GUESTS commented on how great he was. For a Southern wedding, I couldn't think of someone better to officiate.

I implore you to look into this man's professional ability to officiate a beautiful wedding as well as his ministry, good will, and service. Paige & Chase

I can’t say enough about Scott, just meeting him makes you realize genuinely good people still walk the earth. He is pure kindness and humor and one of the best officiants I have ever talked to. His southern charm makes the wedding complete, everyone was talking about how great he was and “how did you find him…we hope he has a church we’d love to see his sermons in person” 

Literally one of our favorite vendors for our 9.18.21 wedding, and he will put you at ease with any worries you have and makes everything seem so easy. 

Please book Scott Payne you won’t regret it.  Chase & Paige

From the minute we started talking with Scott, we knew he was the right minister for us. He was personable, kind and took his time getting to know us. He helped guide us to the perfect ceremony and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. Scott’s demeanor during the ceremony and obvious joy and love for what he does shined through. We felt like he had been our personal minister for years. Highly recommend listening to all of his suggestions and picking here and there to customize your perfect ceremony. We love him and can not recommend him enough. A wonderful man.  Christen & Jason

My husband and I could not have picked a better officiant to perform our wedding ceremony!  Scott was extremely professional and informative every step of the way!  He was such a joy to work with and really made the whole event fun and upbeat.  We got so many compliments after the wedding on what a great officiant Scott is and how fun he made our ceremony.  Even our young daughters commented on how they liked his jokes.  He personalized our wedding to the exact way we wanted it as well as offered advice and input on what he thought would be fun and new to include in our ceremony.  He was extremely responsive to our questions/emails and was very flexible in accommodating our schedules when needing to discuss anything about the wedding.  He was very thorough with our rehearsal as well and clearly communicated to the whole wedding party on what to do, what to say and where to stand.  That was not an easy task considering our wedding party consisted of mostly children from 6 - 11 years old.  We highly recommend Scott as your wedding officiant, he will help make your day truly magical!  Jennifer & Mick


(A Five Star Review)

10. If you have roots in Louisiana and want to do a second line at the end of your ceremony; Scott’s your man. 

9. If you have friends who can’t attend due to Covid19 and you want them to be there; laminate photos of their likenesses and glue them to sticks and have them participate. Scott will love it. 

8. If you don’t have a photographer, don’t stress. Have a guest with an iPhone?  Scott knows all the right poses. 

7. If you have a short “LIVE” guest list and no one else to help you at the last minute, Scott will be there for you. 

6. If you are the kind of person who requires attention to detail, no worries!  He’ll dress up, he’ll dress down, and YOU still can’t make up your mind?  Scott arrives at the venue prepared with an entire wardrobe to change into, even at the last moment, just to please you. 

5. If you need a singer songwriter with a beautiful voice that doesn’t require amplification, hire Scott.

4. If you want a ceremony that is truly memorable, Scott will provide you with a cornucopia of computer files full of suggestions that might never have occurred to you and help you to create a wedding that is uniquely YOURS.

3. If you really want to be “in the moment” at your wedding ceremony, Scott will gently guide you throughout the ceremony to be sure you are “present” and not “zoning out” in a moment of overwhelming wedding stress.  We remember our wedding!

2. If you want to impress your wedding guests, hire Scott.  They will love him. Promise.

1. Scott LOVES his job (YOUR Wedding)!  Hire him now. Thank us later.

This review was created by John & Sharon Hamilton, united in marriage on August 25th, 2021 by Scott Payne, The Knot Tyer, at Chapel Dulcinea.

Such an amazing Officiant!  Everything in the ceremony was customizable and everyone kept telling us how awesome Scott was, even after the wedding! 

Tori & Kye

Scott The Knot Tyer was the cherry on top to our wedding day.  From planning out our ceremony to keeping us relaxed with his pre ceremony talk, and finally delivering a great ceremony.  I'm so glad we found Scott to officiate our wedding.  If you're in need of a officiant for your big day, Scott is your man!  Chris & Kayla

We were so lucky to have found you, and even luckier that you officiated not one but two of our weddings! Our wedding journey with you was fun and not stressful at all. When we were debating about what to do for our July 31st wedding, we just knew that you'd be the man. Your voice is awesome to listen to and the way you command people to listen is incredible. We'll never forget your kind words, positive attitude and strive to create a unique ceremony. The Final Rose Ceremony was literally my fav! Thank you again, Scott!!  Cheers, Courtney & Austin 

Scott Payne was an absolute blessing!

We had been looking for an officiant to marry us and just couldn’t find an authentic man of God.

We found many who would say they would say what we wanted to.

When we first talked to Scott, I knew immediately he was a true man of God! Everything about him was honest and true. 

He set the tone for our wedding made us both feel very special and stayed in contact before wedding day.

His faith in God and passion for what he does just radiates off him! It was an absolutely amazing ceremony! Much more then we had imagined!

It was truly an honor to have him marry us and we are so grateful and feel so blessed!

My husband and I know it was meant to be and Scott will be a friend of ours for life!


Mr. & Mrs. DuBois️

Scott,  Thank you so much for the ceremony. It was BY FAR my favorite part of the entire weekend You definitely roped our families in and made some magic.  You did such a fantastic job of helping us live that moment. Thanks again for everything!  Amy & Daniel

There will never be a better choice than Scott for your officiant. Run, don't walk, to jump on his calendar! First impressions: During our first Skype "introduction", we found Scott to be a consummate professional, asking thought-provoking questions intended to guide us in curating our ideal wedding ceremony. He put us at ease and radiated happiness when he spoke; we thought, this is a man that truly loves what he does! He was respectful and enthusiastic about both of our backgrounds (being of two religions) and went over every aspect in detail, from what we would like for him to wear, to offering options on fun traditions that were outside the box. In the interim: Scott immediately followed up with a recap via email and took the time to attach the entire ceremony for our review WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DAYS. Communication was always friendly and prompt, and when my father unexpectedly fell ill from Covid and passed within months of our ceremony, Scott was so sensitive and considerate in altering wording to reflect our new reality. Day of: When you have guests coming up to you REPEATEDLY to ask where you located your officiant and complimenting his jokes and demeanor, you know that you made the right choice! Scott visited with both of us prior to the ceremony to calm our nerves and review what we discussed. He landed an excellent ice breaker at the beginning of the ceremony and had exactly the amount of joy and gravitas we could only hope for. Our guests had so much fun chatting with him throughout the reception, and it seems that half the party walked away with a story to tell from speaking with him! Long story (not) short, we are so grateful to have found Scott, and we can't thank him enough!  Miranda & Bhavik

Scott is the absolute best! We are so thankful he got to be part of our wedding. He is such a kind and caring person. I loved that he took the time, before the ceremony, to run through and practice what we'd be saying. It helped relieve some nerves, haha! So many guest came up to us after the ceremony to tell us how much they enjoyed our officiant. He brings the perfect balance of sentimental and comedy. I couldn't imagine having anyone else be our officiant. Thank you so much Scott!  Amy & Athen

Scott was everything we could have wanted/needed in an officiant. He truly got to know us and our values before the big day. He stayed in touch and was so kind and helpful throughout our re-scheduling due to COVID. Our guests all wanted his phone number after because they want him for their wedding now too!! Loved his energy and heart on our special day. So blessed we got to book him :-) -- Cheryl and Liran Braun

You truly cannot get anyone better than Scott. Not only did he capture our audience with his humor and presence, he helped us to stay present throughout our ceremony. Scott went above and beyond for us to ensure that we were ready for the big day. Scott is an excellent communicator, and he knows his stuff. He has endless ideas for ceremonies, and will create a beautiful ceremony that reflects you and your partner perfectly. He was truly there for us every step of the way, and we felt like his priority. Scott even took time the day of the wedding before to meet with us both separately before our "I do's" to ensure that we were feeling good with everything, and confident in what to say and do during the ceremony. He gave us gentle reminders during the ceremony that in, no way felt like he was calling out our jitters, but instead were very kind and helpful. If we had to do it all over again, we would choose Scott a million times over. You simply cannot go wrong by choosing Scott!  Nikole & Kurt

Thank you so much for everything Scott!  The wine box idea was a huge hit, and is perfect for us wine lovers.  When I asked everyone the following day their favorite part of the day, multiple people answered “The ceremony itself was special.  Your officiant was amazing!” We couldn’t agree more.  You made our ceremony one to remember and that is very special to us!!  We are honored to have met you and have you be our amazing officiant!! 

With love, Erika & Andy

Scott Payne is one of the best officiants that I have ever seen at a wedding, yes I am biased because he officiated ours, but when you have multiple people from out of state ask for his card, you know he is that good.  He is organized, smooth, and knows every situation that can come which is very helpful on the big day.

He has a beautiful booming voice that everyone can hear and can control a crowd like no other.  He knows every reading by heart and truly cares about your input in the ceremony.  I give Scott an 11 out of 10 stars and he made our day so special with taking as much stress off of us as possible.  He is the nicest, most energetic, and godly man you can ask for marrying you.  Thank you, Adam & Diane Hundelt

Scott is incredibly charismatic and coordinated. He was responsive to every last-minute change and attentive to every detail of our ceremony. He made it go as smoothly as I could hope for. He handled unexpected noises and surprises with ease and made us all feel very comfortable. He has excellent advice for little details that will get you beautiful pictures throughout the ceremony. I highly recommend doing a rehearsal with him because with so many details, you'd be thankful you came prepared. He guides you through everything, but it's nice to know those details ahead of time because it take a huge weight off your shoulders when there are a million things you're already worried about. I couldn't imagine having as smooth of a wedding with any other officiant after that experience!

Caitlyn & Braden

Scott Payne did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding. He's full of great ideas and was very easy to work with. He helped keep us calm throughout the whole process and really left a lasting impression on everyone at the ceremony. I can't imagine anyone else officiating our wedding and I would recommend him to everyone.

    Aaron & Brittney

Scott is one the most genuine human being’s that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! You can tell that he honestly loves what he does. He offers many packages and creates a ceremony specifically for your and your fiancé. Scott even helped us set up a few decorations the day before our rehearsal! He didn’t have to do that, but out of the kindness of his heart offered to do so. He was so sweet, we had to have him as one of our guests for a few hours after the ceremony. We will forever be thankful to have shared our big day with him. Five out of five stars, I would recommend him ANY DAY!  -The Castanedas

From: Mercedes & Marcus 

Hey Scott, let me start off by saying you made our day so memorable! You made us feel so comfortable and at ease. You were the talk of the wedding! I had all my guest coming up to me saying “ the officiant was so good how did you find him”, “if I know someone that’s getting married I’m going to recommend him.” I couldn’t have been more happy choosing you to help make our day that much better! I know God put you in our path for a reason so once again thank you!  From, Ramirez Family


"We were so sad that we couldn't have our wedding as planned on May 15th. Luckily, we told Scott that we still wanted to get married that day and he came to rescue! He sent us the ceremony script and even added a wonderful heartfelt song that he personally wrote and sang it to us all with his guitar. We were so touched and cried even before we said our vows. Despite COVID-19 and us being away from our family and friends, we were able to have our "mini-mony" via Zoom with our family and it was so sweet thanks to Scott! We can not wait to celebrate with everyone at our actual wedding where Scott will marry us one more time! If you are in a similar predicament as us this year or are just researching officiants for your wedding in Austin, we highly recommend Scott. You will not be disappointed. Thanks again, Scott!"


Where do we begin?! Scott Payne is simply AMAZING. We are so happy we were able to have him a part of the best day of our lives. From day one, he had prompt communication, truly took the time to get to know us, and we felt an instant connection to him. Scott truly listened to what we wanted as a couple, and made us feel so much more at ease on the day of. We were both nervous, but Scott did an incredible job making us feel comfortable and stay in the moment. He even generously presented our wedding license signing/wine box ceremony, and said a wonderful blessing before our dinner. Our guests all loved him, too! They had nothing but marvelous things to say all night long. We wholeheartedly recommend him - he's the absolute BEST!!!!!!  

Emily & Joseph

Sorting through options and vendors for a wedding can be an extremely stressful process. Luckily, my husband and I were referred to Scott through our venue's preferred vendor list! From chatting through email, to meeting in person, Scott made Kyle and I feel right at home! Like old friends, we spent about 2 hours talking, getting to know each other, and piecing our ceremony together so that it was unique to our relationship and religious preferences. Just talking about the ceremony, words, and passages had us all in tears at starbucks! Scott sent us a draft of our ceremony quickly after our meeting, and made it a point to meet up with each of us separately on the day of to ensure we were prepared and confident walking down the aisle. We couldn't have chosen a better minister for the job! He had us, and all of our friends and family, laughing and crying happy tears throughout the whole ceremony. The compliments and praises kept coming during reception from all of our guests! We are so happy and fortunate to have had Scott involved on one of our most important days, and to have made such a genuine friend! Thank you so much for making us feel so special and loved! We would highly recommend him for any style of wedding ceremony!

-Crissy & Kyle

From Piper & Colt 

When our journey began to plan a wedding in 3 months (engaged on 9/3/20 and married on 12/18/20), we never thought we would find an officiant of Scott’s caliber!  We knew the 3 big necessities to book ASAP were the venue, the caterer and the officiant. Once we found the venue, they helped with the rest.  They recommended Scott.  Then, we saw Scott’s name recommended on another venues list. Then, he popped up on The Knot and it seemed like everywhere we turned, everyone had nothing but nice things to say about him.  Well, we decided to email Scott.  Within minutes, Scott wrote back.

First of all, wedding planning can be tedious and rarely do people contact you back when you want them to.  Well, not only did Scott email us back, he was so organized.  He provided prices, which lets be the one thing everyone wants to know about. Then, he literally sent us information on every type ceremony he offered.  Scott can truly do it all!  Next thing we knew, we were on a phone call with him planning our ceremony and laughing through the whole meeting.  Scott made it all so incredibly comfortable.  Scott’s easy nature and sense of humor makes everyone relax and take note.  Within a couple days of that zoom call meeting, Scott sent us our ceremony completely typed out.  That was our first big hurdle. When you see your ceremony on paper, you can take a deep breath!

Fast forward to our wedding day. Scott showed up and collected everything he needed (rings, scarves, marriage certificates, etc). He visited the groom first and then the bride and made everyone relax by offering a quick summary and tips to look out for.  He said it was to keep our wedding “from ending up on America’s Funniest Home Videos!”

As soon as we were together at the altar, Scott loosened up the crowd (& the bride & groom) with a few jokes!  It was a great ice breaker and I believe it truly helped us regain our center so that we were in a better state where we could focus on remembering the vows we made to one another!

Scott is a pro! Anyone who wants THE BEST officiant there is to offer should seriously consider Scott. Hands down, Scott is a dream officiant & an excellent choice for anyone getting married!

"Scott was absolutely incredible from our first contact to the day off the wedding. We are truly blessed to have stumbled upon him and have him be a part of the day we will remember for the rest of our lives. He responded quickly to our first email and from there out he truly took the time to get to know us and help us put together a ceremony that was just for us and reflected our relationship perfectly. He listened to what we wanted, offered suggestions, and was thorough with the planning process. During the ceremony he made us laugh, played beautifully on guitar as I walked down my trail isle at Enchanted Rock State Park, and truly made our ceremony special. We can't thank him enough."

 One pre-review before the wedding: 

We are both very excited and looking forward to this ceremony - as you have allowed us to put our fingerprints on the process which means so much to us.  Until Then, Jason & Karen 

Hey Scott!   We wanted to write to you, and tell you how amazing you were at our ceremony on Friday. You were truly brilliant in everything you did(including the dancing), and you helped make our day perfect. I cannot say thank you enough!  We will definitely be writing you a review, and Im sure you can tell by this email, that it will be a great one!  I hope all is well, and we both hope to see you again sometime in the future!  Ashley and Olly.

We got so lucky to stumble upon Scott's website while we were planning our wedding. We didn't have much time to plan, so we were so happy that he agreed to do it on such short notice! From the moment we met him he made us feel comfortable and at ease--wedding planning is stressful! He was interested to hear how we met, how we fell in love, which all goes to show that he is so involved in the ceremony, more than any officiant I had ever seen before. He gave us a really lovely gift, a really great book and a printed out ceremony for us to frame! He also kept in contact to the time leading up to the wedding, asking us how we were doing and if he could help with ANYTHING. And I know if I would have asked him to help with anything he would have! It goes without saying that he officiated our wedding SPECTACULARLY. He delivered our ceremony with such passion and also helped us feel comfortable when we were so nervous. All the guests LOVED him and were really enraptured (not bored like I've seen at some weddings). So we only paid him to be our officiant, but he stayed after to help with photos and to help move things along during the cocktail hour! The best part is next, during the reception he stuck around to talk with all the guests( a lot of the guests didn't know each other as they were from out of town). However, by the end of the reception you would think that they had known one another for years! This was solely down to Scott. He greeted everyone with his wonderful enthusiasm; he spoke to every single guest there and made everyone feel as comfortable as they would be in their own home! It didn't stop there, as the music continued... well so did Scott to the dance floor. This is where he really showed he was the life of the party! His Incredible dance skills along with his knack of generating a crowd round him wherever he goes ensured that many guests were on their feet, and having a really fun time.

All in all, there's so much I could say about Scott, but just would not have the time! All we will say though is, BOOK HIM! A truly amazing person, with a heart full of joy, who just makes you feel so good every time you meet him. He was a major part of our day, and we could not imagine having anyone else as our officiant that day.

God bless you Scott and thank you so much for everything you did for us, not only on that day, but in the months leading up to wedding. Will never be forgotten!  Ashley & Olly.

It's all about making your day just right!  and Scott Payne is the best officiant I have ever met to do just that!  He is more than a minister for your wedding; he is a coordinator, an entertainer, a photographer's right hand man, and a bride and groom's best friend!  He is well worth every penny you pay for his services!!!!  Scott makes the event fun, memorable and function smoothly!  He takes the stress out of the day.  Scott knows the good posses that a bride and groom want and will assist the photographer in getting them just right. 

I think to express it best is at our son's wedding after lighting the unity candle the bride wanted a song played.  The DJ played a few bars then faded out.  The bride whispered I wanted the whole song played.  Instead of going on with the ceremony, Scott announced, "everyone, this is the Bride and Groom's day and they want to hear the whole song, so Mr. DJ if you'd be so kind and play their song for us".  WONDERFUL!  It IS THEIR day and it should be as they wanted.   I was thrilled!  After the ceremony Scott assisted the Bride and Groom with certain posses for the photographer and mingled with the guests as the rest of pictures were taken. 

I can't say enough about Scott.  If you really want someone that will help make your day JUST RIGHT, then Scott is your man!


Deborah Morris, (Steven’s Mother)

Hey Scott!  Thank you very much again for all you did to make our wedding extra special!  I have heard nothing but great compliments from our families and friends about what an awesome job you did!  Once again, thank you so much!  MaKailey & Steven 

 Much more than expected!   We weren’t sure what to expect with an Officiant. Scott put us at ease from the start. Before we could even think about what we wanted for our ceremony, Scott send us ample information, choices and even guidance of what we could do. My husband and I are very relaxed, like to have fun and really wanted to enjoy the ceremony (life for us is too short for us to be so formal). We wanted to ensure Scott could help us create that kind of feel for the ceremony. After our initial conversation, we were quickly put at ease. He was funny, easy to talk to and seemed to genuinely want to give us what we were looking for. After deciding what we wanted, Scott became the least of our worries on our wedding day (he does a great job of relaxing you). The ceremony turned out much better than expected, much funnier than expected (no fears for those that want something a bit more formal—this is what my husband and I wanted – I have no doubt Scott can create any type of feel you’d like). Even looking back at the video, what Scott did for us during our ceremony is the only thing about the wedding I wouldn’t have changed! 

Scott, I cannot tell you how much we loved the way you did our wedding ceremony.  We received so many compliments about how great you were and how much everyone loved you!  I attached some photos of the ceremony.  Thank you for everything!!!  You are highly recommended in our books!  Kenna & L. 

A definite answer to prayer!  

About 3 months before my daughter's wedding, she told me she had not booked anyone to perform the ceremony and she didn't want anything to formal or religious. She found Scott's website and instantly knew he was exactly what she was looking for. I was a little concerned about 'finding someone on the internet to perform your ceremony.) It seemed impersonal but I didn't say anything. I met Scott the week before the ceremony and knew he was exactly what she wanted/I needed. He was so engaging and we immediately felt a connection. He was able to provide what they wanted in their ceremony but he also did it from a place that I needed. He was great - the rehearsal was awesome, he even attended the rehearsal dinner (shrimp boil) with his wife and was exactly what we all needed the day of the wedding. He is so endearing and knows exactly what to say to everyone (individually and as a group). As with the other reviews, he stayed for our reception also and was the hit of the party. I cannot say enough about Scott except we were blessed to have found him for the ceremony but also now have a life long friend!


Scott, We will never be able to express how much it meant to us to have you perform the ceremony on our special day.  We truly appreciate all of the time and effort you gave in helping us to create a ceremony that was “ours”. 

We will cherish this memory for the rest of our lives.  We are truly blessed to have such special people helping make our day perfect!  Thank You & God Bless!  Keith & Shelly H. 

     He made it great!          Wedding Location: Vintage Villa  

Scott Payne made our ceremony everything that we hoped it would be. It was such a beautiful and touching ceremony. He is such a wonderful man with a kind heart. I recommend him to anyone and everyone who is going to tie the knot!  Preston & Jenny T. 

Wow! What a terrific day! Scott did a fantastic job for us on our special day! We wanted a very casual wedding--we even went through the ceremony bare-footed! It was an amazing experience on the lake bank. Scott went over everything with us in advance. There were no surprises--except when he broke out with "magic" tricks and entertained all of the children (and many of the adults!) at the reception! He made everyone feel comfortable and welcome with his warm smile, kind words, and wonderful personality. I can think of no other person I would rather have had officiate our wedding than Scott. I would (and do) recommend him to anyone who is ready to make that commitment of marriage! We love you Scott!  Jody and Leanne L 

 An Amazing Wedding Day  We had set the wedding date of September 6, 2008 but didn’t have any details worked out until I made a trip to the Payne’s house in July 2008 with my sister in law. I went home and told my now husband I know where I want to get married. I want to get married at the Payne’s on their perfect “wedding stage” overlooking the lakes at sunset. Scott did more than just marry us – he kept us laughing, he kept our guest entertained and he was genuine and sincere when doing our vows. He opened his home to us and to our guest. He allowed us to move in chairs and tables and rearrange things to fit our needs. He provided his DJ equipment and his talents to provide music at the reception. He offered many suggestions for awesome picture poses. We really enjoyed our wedding. It was a wonderful day enjoyed by many and we have Scott Payne to thank for making our day so special. - Kara Morrison - Houston, Texas   

Minister, Best man, best friend

Scott and I have known each other since 1973. He is the best friend I have ever had. When I finally met the woman of my dreams, I had no one else in mind but Scott to marry us. What a honor to be married buy someone as wonderful as him. He has a genuine love and care for everyone. You couldn't find a better person to get married by. When my Mother fell ill she requested to us that Scott do her eulogy. He has been there for me in my happiest of times and saddest. He comforted our family beyond belief.  Jim & Gloria C.

  Simply Fabulous!

Scott united us in marriage in February of 2006. We just wanted a simple, no frills ceremony with our union as the most important detail. Not only did we get very memorable vows, which he picked out just for us after sitting and getting to know us, but he also provided a personal serenade afterward that was just beautiful! He opened his own property to us to use as a beautiful backdrop to our ceremony and also made sure there were plenty of pictures so we could remember our day! There aren't enough stars on here for a true rating of our experience. He took our ceremony from just three people standing before God to a really nice experience. Music - GREAT, Ceremony - GREAT, Photography - GREAT! Scott is a very caring minister who goes the extra mile to make your day as special as it should be no matter how simple or elaborate you want it to be. Larry & Angela W.  

At the last minute......  On December 2 ,2007, Steve and I decided that we would be married the following Saturday, December 8. Since Scott had married, I don't know how many of my family members and others, I decided to contact him to see if he could accomodate a wedding that was less than a week away. He said we could make it happen! Then Steve fell ill on that Wednesday and ended up in the hospital. We thought he would be out by Friday, but on Friday we found out that it would be Sunday, at the earliest, so I called everyone to put the wedding on hold. I called Scott and he asked, that if Steve did get out on Sunday, would we want to do it then. Knowing that Scott is a minister and his Sundays are usually very busy, I did not want to commit, but he told me to let him know anyway. Sunday morning came and we were told that Steve could go home around noon. I called Scott to let him know and he said "How about 4:00 o'clock?" Steve said yes and so we all got it in gear. We called the guests, checked Steve out of the hospital, my best friend, Kellie, brought BBQ, Steve's mother brought a cake and flowers, my family got there so my Dad could "walk me down the aisle" (from the bedroom to the living room of Steve's house), Mom brought the something borrowed, something blue, Scott rearranged the furniture to seat the guests and sang a song for us to start the wedding and we had the most intimate ceremony there in the living room. Steve was very weak and I was very tired, but we did it and only 1 day later than we planned. Everything that looked so impossible, was possible because Scott cared enough to make it work for us. He is very talented and dedicated to his work, whether it be in his service to the Lord or his clients. We would recommend him anytime! Steve & Donna Palousek  

  Amazing Ceremony

Our wedding was in 1998 and Scott officiated the wedding - however, he did more then just marry us. He was a great help in keeping us calm so we could really enjoy the ceremony. He was funny too ! Our guest really enjoyed the ceremony and the humor he brought and it was such a calming affect. One of the things that still gets talked about today (12 years later) from our guests - is that the DJ couldn't find the song we were supposed to walk down the isle to after we married - so after a brief moment, Scott told us to start walking and he starting singing (no music) and it was so amazing!! Our guests and us were so impressed!! It was totally unplanned and with his good voice and quick thinking it was better then what we had even planned. Again folks still talk about it to this day ! The other thing that made that moment special was it is a song that my Grandmother and I love and it's a song that is special to the both of us - she had even requested that that be played at our wedding (without Scott even knowing that). Again making it so much better then what we had planned. Thanks Scott so much for a memorable day!!  Missy H.

The word is Flexibility!                                                                                         

Once we decided to get married, we did not wait much, so we had a fast approaching date.  The Knot Tyer was accommodating and worked with our schedule.  We are glad he was there since our wedding was a little unusual and he filled a role of managing our guests as needed, so the word is flexibility.  Everything went great and I heard good comments from our guest about The Knot Tyer.

Wedding On A Windy Day

In 1997 Scott married my husband and I on a very beautiful but windy day, setting was in the blue bonnets with a lake as the back ground, he was instrumental in keeping the ceremony on time and giving our vows to us was quite a feat on such a windy day, he helped us with the words considering how nervous I was.  I would recommend Scott to be the officiant to anyone who is looking for a professional who can also make you feel at ease on what can be a very stressful day.  Debbie R Heffington

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