And Now For The Vows

Wedding officiating for couples who value originality, personality, and meaning

Boston, Atlanta, and destination weddings

If his wife, Joy, makes weddings beautiful, then Tyler makes them official. A trained civil celebrant and an ordained non-denominational minister, Tyler S. Thigpen officiates weddings for couples who value personality, originality, and meaning. Tyler officiates both civil and spiritual weddings, specializing in crafting and performing customized wedding ceremonies with each couple in mind. 

A pure enthusiast and admirer of marriage, Tyler affords his clients an unwavering willingness to promote their individual needs and desires, working with them to create a meaningful service that they and their guests will not forget.

Tyler’s fees vary for each event and begin at $600. He structures his fees to support the time he devotes to writing and designing your ceremony, while simultaneously striving to work within your budget. Other factors include travel, date, rehearsal, and location.

As a fluent Spanish speaker, Tyler also performs ceremonies in Spanish.

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Tyler has worked in community development via nonprofits, for-profits, and public, private and charter schools.

He is a doctoral candidate in education leadership (Ed.L.D.) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, co-founder of Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, former head of upper school at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, and former Spanish teacher in Gwinnett Co., Georgia, public schools.

Earlier, Tyler worked as a minister at a local Atlanta church and in international development in Peru in areas of healthcare, education, poverty alleviation, infrastructure, and human rights. 

Tyler holds a Midcareer Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Master of Theological Studies from Regent College of the University of British Columbia.

Tyler resides with his wife and four children, splitting time between Atlanta, GA, and Boston, MA.





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Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, Doctor of Education Leadership (2017 expected)

Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, Mid-career Master in Public Administration (2011)

Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Master of Theological Studies (2007)

Furman University, Greenville, SC, B.A. in Spanish (2000)

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain, Undergraduate coursework (1998)


Grace Fellowship Church, Snellville, GA (2001)