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Rev. John Bostock is an ordained Englishman in Texas and takes pride in the marriage ceremonies he performs making each one as special and unique as the people he is marrying. He offers the services of Properly Ordained Ministers and professional excellence in performing wedding ceremonies. He is the founder and Senior Minister of Harmony Church here in Galveston.
Our ceremonies include denominational, non-denominational, interfaith, masonic, Celtic, Civil, etc. and allows the Bride and Groom to personally select special readings, scriptures, songs and add other distinctive touches. Couples may write their own vows that will we incorporate into the ceremony. In addition to a large variety of ceremonies, we offer special ceremonies that include The Children Ceremony for couples previously married with children, The Family Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony or Inter-faith weddings. A Re-marriage Ceremony or a Vow renewal for married couples to have the ceremony they wished they could have had the first time or to renew the vows to each other. Also a Commitment ceremony for those that cannot have or do not wish a legal wedding.
Please complete and submit our Reservation Form to enquire about availability and fee. Our fee is determined by where we travel to perform your ceremony. Without a location we cannot quote you a fee or deposit amount. Let us know if you need assistance in finding a location and we can provide you with a few suggestion. However, we go everywhere even performing weddings on a boat or a horse and carriage or on horse back, so you are not limited to just those places that stand still! In fact the Rev. John is the very first to conduct a wedding ceremony on the Galveston - Bolivar ferry. Please indicate in your inquiry if you need suggestions
Wedding dates are only reserved by deposit or full payment. We cannot hold your date without at least a 50% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and should be made payable to Rev. John Bostock. Once we receive your deposit or full payment, we will reserve your date and time. Please complete the Information Form and return along with your deposit or full payment. This provides us with the information necessary to complete your reservation. Consultations are scheduled by appointment only.
The Marriage License
To marry in Texas you must have your Marriage License issued by a county in Texas at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the wedding ceremony (some exceptions exist, contact the Clerks office for more information). Marriage Licenses are obtained from the County Clerk at the County Courthouse (600 59th Street in Galveston) and are good for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. You may purchase your Marriage License in any county and go to any other county within the State of Texas to be married.
You will need parental consent if you are under 18 years of age.
Your Divorce Decree proving that any prior marriage has been dissolved.
If you are from Out-of-State or do not have a Driver's License, you will need your Social Security Card and a photo I.D.
If you are from another Country and want to be married in the United States, you will need to have your Passport.
You may appear separately or together before the County Clerk when applying for your Marriage License.
The County Clerk's Office is only open office hours and is closed on weekends.
Click here for Galveston County Clerk's information
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