Additional Ministerial/Officiant Services I Offer for All Occasions in Tucson, AZ

TOAST COACHING – If you, your bestman, bestwoman, family, or friends need guidance on creating your meaningful, loving, engaging “toast” speech for the rehearsal dinner or wedding celebration, I can help. We will together put your heartfelt thoughts on paper and fine tune for concise fluidity and timing. You will be able to say exactly what you want to say. We will practice so that you will be more at ease and comfortable and will therefore enjoy the experience!


BABY NAMING – Many parents want to acknowledge and celebrate their child’s coming into the world and their family. The idea of a “Godparent” is still current for some without a religious ceremony. Together we create a special celebration, whether small or large. I like to image this as the parents (and Godparents, if included) stating their “intent” for the child. Set the vision of their commitment to care for and guide their child. We together create with your heartfelt intentions, including any other family members, cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs.


GRADUATION RECOGNITION – There is the actual graduation and then a party, large or small. You may want to acknowledge the graduate and their journey, past, present, future as part of this celebration in a more focused formal way. We together create the perfect recognition in thoughts, words and actions. The graduate may participate too. You may be the graduate!

This may be one of the most meaningful gifts to the graduate, and all who have been their support.


HOME CELEBRATION – Moving into a new home? Perhaps your first home. Perhaps a home where you will be raising a family. If you would like to create together a way of laying the spiritual foundation in appreciation of your new home, honoring your new life there, we can create a fun and meaningful way to celebrate this newness in your life. If you are building a home, we can also celebrate the land.


MEMORIALS – It is very personal the way you or your family want to honor a life lived. A memorial expressed with respect, truth, meaning, and compassion. I have created memorials not only with the beloved’s family, but also with the one who is leaving their physical life; as their memorial and what is said is important to them. “All” of one’s life is honored in celebration of the beautiful soul continuing It’s journey! I am happy to honor and celebrate the passing of pets too. To view more about my memorial services, please visit Compassionate Memorials of Tucson.

Contact me for more information on any of these services.

Your Love . Your Vows . Your Moment (HOME)

After 30 years of officiating weddings in Santa Fe, I have moved to beautiful Tucson. It it is my joy to serve couples here as each takes this next most important step in their relationship—the Celebration of “Love in Union” in the commitment of Marriage! View a beautiful wedding slideshow and read an introduction to this site.

Minister/Officiant Services I Offer for Your Wedding in Arizona

Your wedding is just that…yours! Let it simply reflect and celebrate who and what you are together. It is my interest and intention that as a couple you experience the ceremony that speaks to your personal, individual and honest vision of your marriage commitment. Learn about my services and fees.

Notes of Gratitude from Couples Whose Weddings I Have Been Honored to Serve


"We sensed your enthusiasm for making our ceremony unique and meaningful. Your words were chosen with care and hold deep significance for us." - Betsy & Dave, Texas. Read more testimonials

A Taste of the Wedding Ceremony in Tucson, Arizona

The essence of this commitment we honor as marriage, is the conscious choosing to live your life fully with another, in one’s entirety, as lover, companion, and most important, with a strong bond of true friendship. See excerpts from wedding ceremonies I've performed and a personal closing note on the ceremony.

Additional Ministerial/Officiant Services I Offer in Tucson, AZ


Toast Coaching, Baby Naming, Graduation Recognition, Home Celebration, Compassionate Memorials. Read more

Irene Swain

Non-Denominational Minister & Wedding Officiant

Serving Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana, AZ

505-983-1799    PO Box 69402 Tucson, AZ 85737

© 2019 by Irene Swain. Created by K.G. Loving.

Photos © 2019 by Vladimir Chaloupka, Insight Photo, Robin Parrot, Kathryn Gabriel Loving, and Irene Swain