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Qualified Officiants

Reverend James A. Frost, Ph.D.

Although semi-retired from the wedding business, Dr. Frost will perform small ceremonies for all couples. He is an ordained minister, fully qualified and licensed to solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio.


Dr. Frost has pretty much retired from the wedding business. If you need information or have an immediate need for a ceremony, you may call Mrs. Frost at: 330-903-4573.

We specialize in Scottish Wedding Customs.  We can even help you arrange a wedding in Scotland, if that is your wish.


We will do any ceremony in which love is involved, so long as all parties are committed to each other.  That includes: weddings, renewal of vows, committment ceremonies, handfasting ceremonies, engagement affirmations, and dedication/naming of babies and children.
Ordinarily we do not require pre-marital counseling, but we are happy to provide if it would make the couple feel more comfortable.  Dr. Frost holds degrees in both counseling and psychology so he is well qualified to advise.


Best Beginnings Wedding Svc Receives 2015 Best of Akron Award

Akron Award Program Honors the Achievement

AKRON July 22, 2015 -- Best Beginnings Wedding Svc has been selected for the 2015 Best of Akron Award in the Wedding Chapels & Ceremonies category by the Akron Award Program.

Each year, the Akron Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Akron area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Akron Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Akron Award Program and data provided by third parties.

If you prefer a female officiant, Rev. Margaret Frost, D.D., will be glad to assist you.  She is also a fully qualified minister, licensed to solemnize marriages in the State of Ohio.


Margaret can be reached at:
or by telephone:  330-903-4573

We are a group of officiants.  Some of us will do non-denominational, traditional, humanist, or religious ceremonies. Some do hand fasting, vow renewals, sand ceremonies, unity candles, tree planting ceremonies - in fact, any ceremony where love is involved.

The following are among other qualified officiants who are ready to serve when called upon. 

Rev. William Kennedy
Rev. Diane Popa
Rev. Jeff Popa, D.D.
Rev. Jason Seiberling

Jason Seiberling
Tel.:  330-416-0062

Bill Kennedy
Tel.:  330-687-8804

Diane Popa
Tel:  330-612-1066

Jeff Popa
Tel:  330-819-5834