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Custom Ceremonies for Life ~ Love ~ Loss






Sheila Nolder

Life is full of new beginnings, difficult endings and important transformations.


As an Interfaith Minister and Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, I combine my passion for ritual and ceremony with a breadth of professional experience drawn from careers as an educator, training specialist and massage therapist to create and officiate unique ceremonies that celebrate and honor all of life’s transitions with intention and meaning.  

My philosophy is simple:  Your story is unique.  Your ceremony will be too.


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"Where do I begin to tell you all the wonderful things about Sheila? From the very beginning, you could tell how passionate she is about bringing two souls together. She is so kind and warm. Since we couldn’t meet in person initially, we had a Zoom meeting and her personality and smile were very contagious and uplifting. She devoted her time and energy into creating the perfect script for our ceremony. She guided us through writing heartfelt passages to one another. She emailed us often to make sure we had the perfect plan for our ceremony, and she incorporated our personally-written vows to make a perfect script. Her kindness and warmth showed through on our wedding day, and our ceremony was absolutely beautiful thanks to her. Even after our initial plans were canceled due to COVID, she remained supportive and helpful. She is just a wonderful person and a wonderful officiant. I can’t recommend her enough!" - Ashley B.

"Sheila was truly wonderful to work with! She was so patient and kind throughout the entire process. I appreciated how collaborative her writing process is and I truly felt like we had a ceremony that reflected who we are, both as individuals and as a couple. We had multiple people tell us that it was one of the most personal and beautiful ceremonies they had ever been to! We would highly recommend choosing her as a wedding officiant." - Mandy K.

"Sheila is incredible at what she does! She was such a blessing to us... I loved her energy, there’s a calmness about her that is SO comforting. She pays attention to detail, Things we didn’t even think about. She guided us, never judged- and never pushed us. Having Sheila was like having a wedding planner for the ceremony. She went above and beyond our expectations. She truly LOVES what she does and it shows... Thank you for working so hard to make sure our day was special. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!" - Chelsea K.

"I do not have words for how amazing of a job Sheila did as our officiant...I keep getting compliments on how heartfelt our ceremony was....My wedding ceremony was everything I could have hoped for and more, thanks to Sheila!" - Madeleine M.

"Sheila made our renewal of vows an evening we will remember always. Our ceremony was intimate, personal, heartfelt and perfect for us. She incorporated our faith and traditions and invited our family and friends to participate in such an intimate way. Everyone felt the love and joy shared and renewed between us that evening.  ​Sheila, thank you for making our ceremony a complete, over-the-top celebration and experience of love we will cherish forever." - Doreen M.

"Sheila was excellent. She was amazing at putting together an individual and unique ceremony for my daughter's wedding. She really cares about each couple. Her final keepsake book is professionally done. I would highly recommend her services for anyone that wants a one-of-a kind ceremony." - Wendy B.

"Sheila has an amazing spirit and wisdom when it comes to the most heart felt moments of our lives...her passion to celebrate life and love...her compassion and wisdom, allow her to touch the hearts of many." - Priscilla S.



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Tel: 727.753.9656

East TN Tri-Cities, Western NC and Surrounding Areas

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