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What others say about Chaplain Jerry Schwehm and his Associates

  I do wedding ceremonies at many hotels and other places in New Orleans. I am retired so I can officiate any wedding, any where, any day I am available. The Maison Dupuy Hotel, can be contacted for a reference or read the below letters.I do weddings at most all the hotels in the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta, Place D'Arms, and many more. The Hilton, Roosevelt, and several larger hotels outside the Quarter. Jackson Square, City Park, and most restaurants too. Read my references below or ask any wedding planner about me. I do several weddings per week and have for over 20 years. I go to most locations so ask the planner where you will be married to contact me to officiate your service. Or just e-mail me for details. My phone number is 504/617-6359 . I can go to other states too and spend summers in the Philadelphia area, just ask.

Below is what Wedding Planner, Nicole Stanley has said about me.

"Congratulations on your engagement and wedding! I can offer only the HIGHEST recommendation for Jerry Schwehm. He has officiated over 100 weddings with me in the last 4 years and praise continues to pour in from all of his couples. Many are still in contact with him years after their wedding! We allow our clients to select their own officiate from a list of officiants and suggest phone interviews before confirming. After speaking with Jerry, it is very rare that clients choose another officiate and it is usually because he is not available. He is a longtime resident of New Orleans and a very active advocate of rebuilding our beloved city.  He and my husband are also acquainted and share an affinity for Vespa scooters and Italian motorcycles. He is definitely NOT your typical minister but can be if you prefer. He does an incredibly friendly ceremony and takes time to make sure your ceremony is personalized.  Please let me know if I can provide any additional information, but I am sure you will love Jerry and his service. Again, my sincerest congratulations on your engagement and best of luck to you and your fiance!


And a recent couple:

Hi Jerry, Thanks again for performing our wedding two weeks ago! It was fantastic and I relaxed shortly after! You did a wonderful job and made it so easy to plan the actual ceremony. And thank you so much for your patience as we gathered our crew in pirates alley. Surprisingly, I was a lot more nervous than I had anticipated but you were so calm and reassuring that things were able to stay on target. I was thankful for your guidance in the process.
Here is a picture of us in pirates alley. I haven't obtained a photo yet that has you with us. But when I do and if you would like a copy for your website let me know and I will send one your way.
Again thank you so much. The ceremony was perfect!

Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony! We are so appreciative of how kind and calm you were. We loved that you could be playful in the ceremony and we could have a religious tone. Congratulations too on the birth of your third grandchild.
Thanks so much!
Christine and Jon

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how AWESOME the ceremony was for Marty and Mindy. I was extremely worried about the whole suprise concept as many ministers would have never accepted that challenge! You were very willing to help us out as well as make suggestions!! I could not have planned it all without your guidance!! I would HIGHLY recommend your services to anyone!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! May God Bless You!


I highly recommend Jerry! I decided to get married on Wednesday, found him on Thursday and he married us on Saturday. He was perfect- very personable, funny, charming, sweet and easy-going. It was a brief but beautiful ceremony. He had me crying at his emotion-filled words. My family warmed to him fast as well. Very non-denominational which was great because I have both atheists and Catholics in my family- no one was offended or put off to which I can only say �Whew!� He pulled it off and everyone was happy. I�m writing this because I saw him again a year to the day we were married- he remembered us. We liked him so much we wanted to put our experience down in words for all of you out there still deciding. I can�t say enough good things about Jerry. You are in safe and experienced hands.
Adrienne 5/20/2012

------------------------------ From first email to 'I Do', Jerry was wonderful to work with. We traveled to New Orleans from North Dakota, and Jerry was very helpful in recommending location options and was flexible when we switched locations at the very last moment. He always responded to emails in a timely manner and was really a delight to get to know. Jerry made our sweet little ceremony as lovely as possible with his experience and warm personality. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Erin M- May 2013
_____________________________ Great Officiant Choice
posted 8/31/2014
Jerry was a perfect choice for our wedding. He is super easy to work with and adds a bit of humor to the whole thing. My parents had a chance to talk to him before the ceremony and they kept raving about what a great guy he is long after the day was over.
rmallet2005 Wedding: 8/16/2013

_________________________________ Pastor Schwehm was Wonderful
posted 9/14/2013
Pastor Schwehm did an awesome job officiating our wedding ceremony. He was very professional, on time and full of humor. He met with us prior to the wedding to get to know us a little bit. We found out that my husband, him and I all are graduates of Warren Easton High School in New Orleans. All of our paper work was turned in on time and he was very reasonable as well. Highly recommended!!! :-)
K8tann Wedding: 6/1/2013

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