I Do Weddings NOLA and Coast

Wedding Officiant in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Schumm, Officiant


 
 
 

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As you browse this site, we hope you will come to discover the honor and privilege Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Schumm has enjoyed over the years, while serving couples on their BIG DAY. He has conducted destination weddings in places such as New Orleans, The Mississippi Gulf Coast, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York Finger Lakes, Lake Michigan and Paradise Cove (DisneyWorld). The Mississippi Gulf Coast venues include: Alabama Gulf Shores State Park, Beach Wedding City of Bay Saint Louis, Biloxi White House Hotel, Ocean Springs Community Center and Pass Christian Oak Crest Mansion Inn. Because of long lasting ties to Louisiana and New Orleans, he has performed numerous weddings in Louisiana and around New Orleans. Venues include: “The Newman Bandstand” and “Tree of Life” in Audubon ParkBeauregard-Keyes House and GardenJazz QuartersOmni Royal Orleans HotelWindsor Court HotelThe Four ColumnsThe Westin Canal PlaceCedar Grove Tchoupitoulas PlantationHermann-Grima HousePalmetto's On The Bayou, Oak Alley Plantation, Court of Two Sisters, Antoine's Restaurant, Fontainbleau State ParkIrish Cultural Museum, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Tomas Bistro, The Columns Hotel, Loews Hotel, Hyatt Hotel French Quarter, Jackson Square Garden, Edgard Degas House, Southern Oaks PlantationBenedict's Plantation, Hotel Monteleone, City Park, and Cabildo (Louisiana State Museum).


During his forty years in the ministry, many of his ceremonies were performed while serving as a pastor in two of the most architecturally magnificent and historic wedding churches in Miami (Coral Gables Congregational Church and Plymouth Congregational Church).

 
Coral Gables Congregational Church (Coral Gables, FL)
Coral Gables Congregational Church (Coral Gables, FL)
 
Plymouth Congregational Church (Coconut Grove, FL)
Plymouth Congregational Church (Coconut Grove, FL)

Additionaly, Dr. Schumm has performed over 2300 weddings in a wide variety of venues in Florida at exotic locations such as Miami Beach, Miami Seaquarium, Key Biscayne, Florida Keys, Sanibel Island, St. Augustine, and Boca Grande. 


Dr. Schumm plans to continue his “love affair” of doing wedding in NOLA and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He and his wife, Jeanne, have decided to retire in Diamondhead, Mississippi to be near daughter and family living in New Orleans.

In meeting with couples, Dr. Schumm emphasizes the importance of planning the wedding that is truly yours. This is because he remembers the joy he and his wife had in planning their own wedding nearly 50 years ago.   Dr. Schumm will work with you to design a ceremony that is sensitive to your personal, social, cultural, and religious preferences. It’s your wedding (not his); it’s your BIG DAY!  

It’s Your Wedding!

 
Jerry and Jeanne’s wedding (1968)
Jerry and Jeanne’s wedding (1968)


 
Bride and Groom at Coral Gables Congregational Church
Bride and Groom at Coral Gables Congregational Church

                 “May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitement                  a marriage should bring."