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Eloping in Utah, Pastor Turns Entrepreneur

Eloping in Utah, Pastor Turns Entrepreneur



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Kim Johnson ReportingPeople in the market for a quick wedding have been frustrated by long lines to see the justice of the peace. Now a pastor-turned entrepreneur has a solution.

Minh Tat and his fiance Loan are getting married on their lunch break, before they have to get back to their jobs. Pastor Steven White and his wife say weddings at their non-denominational 24 hour chapel are quick, affordable, and easy.

Lisa White, Two Shall Be One 24 Hr. Wedding Chapel: “We wanted to fill that niche between going to the clerk’s office and going to Vegas. So people can elope in Utah and still be able to have their family and friends come with them and enjoy the ceremony.”

And they'll personalize any ceremony...to a point.

Pastor Steven White: “A couple, I’ll just give their play names Nature and Rain, and they wanted to get married in the nude. And it was a shocker because at first I didn’t realize they really wanted to be in the nude, and that’s where prayer came in handy.”

The prayer was answered -- the Pastor says the couple agreed to clothes. And he believes his services are an answer to prayer for those who don't want to spend a lot on a wedding. The least expensive wedding is $75. The most expensive, $475.

Some of the deluxe packages include the traditional wedding invitations, bouquet, the guest book, cake knives, candles, ring pillow, cake and photos.

Pastor Steven White: “We want to encourage people that they don’t have to spend $20,000 to be married. They can do it right here in Utah. Guys, you have no excuses now.”

Pastor White married seven couples on Valentine's Day.

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