joined of heart

Joined of Heart wedding ceremonies

Your Wedding your way


Your wedding day,You deserve to have your wedding ceremony performed your way, at your choice of location, your time  

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your wedding day

You deserve to have your wedding ceremony performed your way,at your choice of location, your time  (if available).... your faith or belief  by a truly caring professional fully ordained wedding minister. (not an internet or mail order ordination.) All are welcome      


Your ceremony

 Are you required to attend meetings and counseling before marriage
No. There is no requirement for counseling or meetings before you are married?

 Andy honors all beliefs regardless of nationality, creed, race, orientation, spiritual belief  or income level. We are all in this world together to learn, grow and love.  All are welcome.

Can you schedule your wedding on Christmas or Easter 

 Yes.  Andy is available to perform your ceremony between 10:00am and 10:00pm everyday whether it be weekdays, weekends (including Sundays) and on any holiday.  Call 314 479 8388 to schedule your wedding.  There is no additional charge for weekends or holidays.  

Same Day Ceremonies? 

 If you like, your wedding ceremony can be  performed the same day that you pick up your marriage license...  many times within the hour.

Where should I hold my wedding ceremony?

 Andy will perform your ceremony at any location in Missouri or Illinois.
Some locations for your consideration
Any Church of your choice                    Chapels                             

court  houses and city
halls                                                    Motels and hotels          

County, city and state parks               Botanical  Gardens               

Golf Clubs                                           Bed and Breakfasts             

Community Centers                           Forest Park                           Stadiums

Where ever you can imagine          (no skydiving weddings please)


you inc.

  Your wedding is about you and nobody else. Andy is completely you centered.. He knows that most couples are nervous before their ceremony, so, he takes great care to help you lighten your stress before the ceremonyPlease call soon to schedule your ceremony. Because your your ceremony or elopement  is very important to Andy.He cares about youThank you 

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joined of heart

St. Louis, MO 63125, us

(314) 479-8388


Call anytime between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm.

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About Your wedding minister


           Your Wedding Minister
      Rev. Paul Andrew Leonard  

                (call him Andy)
It is so wonderful to see the beauty of the couple's love as they say their vows to each other and place the rings on each others fingers. As the tears of joy roll down their cheeks I am so touched by the honor I feel for their allowing me to be with them in this intimate moment. A heartfelt joy.
Although Andy was born in Milwaukee Wi. At five months of age he was moved to his home town of Jackson Missouri.
In '84 Andy left the family business to open a more people helping therapy center in Southeast Mo. that would later move to Arizona and the state of Washington.
In his early college education Andy's  Central Methodist College career was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return he worked in a family business in Jackson and later received a  BSBA from Southeast Mo University. After leaving the family business he earned a M.A in psychological counseling from Southeast Mo U and opened his practice  in hypnotherapy ... The Center for Self Improvement.
His education was furthered by some course work at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield and Sancta Sophia Seminary in Oklahoma.
Andy received his training and ordination from a fully chartered interfaith church during his residence in Arizona . This is not an ordination  from a mail order or internet company like Universal life church that can be had for a small charge.
In 1999 Andy moved to the Seattle area where he was certified as a mental health counselor and continued his practice.
In 2004 he returned to Missouri to be with his family, renewed his ordination and began performing wedding ceremonies as an ordained interfaith minister....  He has since performed over 1600 weddings in Missouri and Illinois, traveling as far south as Cape Girardeau and Puxico and as far west as Lebanon Missouri.
Andy's family is made up of three grown daughters and nine grandchildren..and three great grand children.The lights and loves of his life.




  • Everything we hoped for and moreEverything was fantastic. We decided to do a small elopement ceremony last minute and weren't sure if we would be able find someone. Andy had no problem doing it even though it was November and outdoors! He was extremely friendly and everyone loved him. He had plenty of options and readings for us to choose from to make our ceremony our own which I really liked. I would highly recommend him to anyone.Mary K. on November 28, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewGreat choice��Andy was wonderful in making sure our day was exactly how we wanted it. Very friendly person too!Benjamin S. on November 10, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWonderful job!our expierence with Andy was great!Katherine S. on October 19, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewHighly recommendedCould not have asked for better! With the very short notice, and circumstances, Andy was awesome! I recommend him to anyone! Thank you again, so very much Joined of Heart Wedding Ceremonies!!!Tammy W. on September 20, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewThree cheers for Andy!Andy was fantastic and performed an excellent ceremony for my husband and I. 

    We couldn't have asked for a better day, and it was in large part to Andy. I highly recommend him!Marla S. on September 14, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewIt went wonderful, job well done thank you so very much :)Justina S. on August 16, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Non-Religious Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWe chose Andy for our wedding ceremony yesterday. He did a FANTASTIC job, especially in the eyes of a stressed out bride in the middle of getting ready. He was funny, friendly, and performed perfectly. Thank you so much!Erika H. on August 15, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was a blessing to our needs.James H. on July 17, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was great and gave us a simple and lovely ceremony!Andrea B. on June 6, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewContacted at last minute and he did a fantastic job!Sheila D. on April 11, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was available for our NEW YEARS EVE WEDDING last minute (3 days prior). We met at our rehearsal and his friendly attitude calmed me immediately. Our ceremony was BEAUTIFUL. Andy let us custom it to what we wanted. He kept reminding us that it's our day and what we wanted. We Highly Recommend Andy to any couple looking for an awesome pastor. Thank you from both of us and our families. The Harris FamilyLAYROCE S. on January 2, 2016
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWe just wanted a quick and informal wedding. Andy was glad to accommodate our request and things were great. Thanks AndyMark W. on December 29, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Non-Religious Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy couldn't have done a better job! He was absolutely wonderful! He created a quick and simple, yet still very meaningful ceremony for our wedding. I could not have asked for a better day. Thank you so much, Andy!Lexi C. on December 1, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWe found Andy on here two days before our wedding and he made such an effort to be personable our families thought he was a friend for years. He helped us customize the ceremony so we got exactly what we wanted, I would recommend him to anyone.Christopher B. on November 13, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Non-Religious Wedding Officiant Verified Reviewfriendly with everyone, flexible with your time, patient when you are not organized, and very speedy on d. on November 6, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewRachel O. on November 4, 2015
  • 4/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewLukas D. on October 6, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was awesome, especially with the 2 day notice. He had a great sense of humor and was very pleasant during the ceremony. He also had great suggestions as to how the ceremony can go. We greatly appreciate everything he's done and highly recommend him for any type of marriage. Thanks Andy.Iren C. on August 24, 2015
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWe had a very nontraditional wedding, and Andy was a good sport. Very professional, would highly recommend him.Traci B. on October 24, 2014
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was great from the time we sat down with him to create our wedding ceremony to the actual ceremony. He emphasized this was our special day and took note on what was special and meaningful to us. The ceremony was beautiful and fit for our small intimate wedding. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Andy!Betsy P. on September 17, 2014
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was awesome! Not only did he do what we wanted, he did it with a bit of personality too. Made my daughter's wedding day perfect. He was even so kind as to give suggestions when putting it all together. Thank you so much! You won't be sorry if you use Andy!!!!!Lori R. on August 26, 2014
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was the perfect officiant for our wedding. He was beyond accommodating -- from helping us customize our vows to taking our job with little notice. He helped us feel at ease and you can tell, he loves what he does and genuinely cares for his clients.Leanne W. on July 3, 2014
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was the best!! He made our wedding exactly what we wanted! He is very professional and knows how to do it for sure. Even when it was time for the rings and our son didn't know where they were Andy kept the ceremony going :) We eventually found the rings! I will suggest him to every engaged couple I know. My husband and I loved him!!
    Butch and Kay LenbergKay C. on June 12, 2014
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWe cannot say enough great things about Andy! He was very professional and performed a picture perfect ceremony. We received many compliments on the beautiful service. Neal and I highly recommend using Andy. He made our wedding complete!Christy L. on October 27, 2013
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewWonderful wedding! Andy was great and even showed up early. We had a perfect day and would highly recommend his services!Christina P. on October 27, 2013You replied to this review on October 27, 2013Thank you so much for your kind review. It was my pleasure and honor. Enjoy the love.
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy was perfect! We couldn't have had a better individual perform our wedding ceremony!Beth N. on October 20, 2013
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewAndy did a great job!! We added some vows in for my step children and he performed it perfectly. Very personable and laid back, highly recommend!!!!!Victoria S. on October 14, 2013
  • 5/5 stars Wedding Officiant Verified ReviewOur wedding was quite unique, we decided to get married at the beginning of halftime at thr rams vs ravens game in St. Louis. Andy showed up on time and even in referee stripes which made of ceremony complete. Andy is a true professional and took extra steps to make our special night exactly what we wanted. I definitely will recommend him to friends or anyone needing an officiant.Matthew R. on September 2, 2013

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