Meet Your Officiant

Deb Lorentz – WV and OH Wedding Officiant

I am Deb Lorentz, and I lead a team of licensed marriage ministers. It’s not a hobby. It’s not a side gig. I am a professional wedding officiant. I do it full time because I love what I do.  I specialize in making your wedding experience a memorable one.

Here’s how it started.

My husband and I were married in an elopement ceremony in Columbus, OH in 2015 when I became frustrated as I planned our destination wedding. We canceled our original plans and ran away to get married. We had no guests. It was just us and the officiant.  I carried a borrowed bouquet from the venue. We recited our vows and became husband and wife. It was short, sweet, and beautiful.

Afterward, I told my husband that our experience was so positive that it inspired me to officiate weddings for others. Two and-a-half years later, Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants was born.

Currently, I am licensed to officiate weddings in West Virginia and Ohio. Although most of my scheduled weddings are located in or near Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH, I also travel several hours to the end of each state to join couples in marriage. I am available for destination weddings too. Just ask!

About Deb

I am a former college English and communications/public speaking instructor. I have also been a freelance copywriter, proofreader, and editor for nearly 20 years. Currently, I own and operate Deb Lorentz Photography.

Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants is a division of Deb Lorentz Photography. My photography studio and wedding chapel are located on the second floor of The Dils Center at 521 Market Street in downtown Parkersburg, WV. 

I live in Veto, OH with my husband Johnny and my dogs Lana and Winston. When I am not taking pictures for clients or officiating weddings, you can find me working out or taking pictures of bands on stage.

I am ordained as a non-denominational minister through Universal Life Church. I officiate non-religious and religious wedding ceremonies. I’d love it if you’d LIKE the Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants Facebook page for updates and stories of love.