The Video for Karen & Tammy Hunt | Married on February 22, 2020 in Inman, South Carolina

I had great pleasure in being part of the Wedding Ceremony of Karen and Tammy​ Hunt on the night of February 22, 2020. It was a great experience from beginning to end.Upon arrival, I was greeted with nervousness, but readiness … Continue reading

For Valentine’s Day | I Will Marry You

Are you planning on getting married on February 14th, Valentine’s Day? This year, the day of falls on a Friday. What does that mean for you? It means that you get to start your Wedding Weekend off right.

Start it off by letting me be your Marriage Officiant.

Click HERE to Book the Falls Park Elopement Special for Valentine’s Day.

Click Here to Book Your Valentine's Day Ceremony

If you haven’t begun the process, meaning applied for your Marriage License, you can follow THIS LINK for a basic run-down of applying for your Marriage License in Greenville County.

Need some pointers on themes for Valentine’s Day? You can visit several sources, including:


Still have questions? You can always call me at 864.214.6447.

The Marriage Notary, Sonita M. Leak

New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day | Marriage Notary Service Availability

With New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day approaching, most banks and other financial offices will be closed. and will be OPEN for business. Outside of two Marriage Ceremonies on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2019), the New … Continue reading

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Blake & Tyler Jameson | Married November 9, 2019

Introducing the New Mr. & Mrs. Blake and Tyler Jameson! The Jamesons were married on the Afternoon of Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Greenbrier Farms, located at 766 Hester Store Road, Easley, SC 29640. You can watch the Feature Film … Continue reading

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Anthony and Jessie Yurgin | Married December 7, 2019

Congratulations are in order for this couple married on Saturday, December 7, 2019 on location at the beautiful pastures of Belleview Meadows. Continue reading

The Marriage Application Process in Greenville County, South Carolina


As per the Marriage License Division, if either party is a Greenville County resident, the application fee will be $45.00. If both parties live outside of Greenville County, yet one resides in South Carolina, the fee will be… Continue reading

Add a Fall Wedding to your Schedule | “I Will Marry You”

It is officially Wedding Season, so let’s get this season started out right. You’ve been in the search for a Marriage Officiant for some time now, but you can’t seem to decide which one to go with. Let me give … Continue reading

Introducing the Weddings by Sonita Merchandise Shop

Come one, come all; come get your Weddings by Sonita gear today! Whether you are a couple that was married by me, you are going to be married by me, or you just wanna look cute.

Within the shop, you can select over 100 different products – clothing items, coffee mugs, aprons, phone cases, baby clothing (bibs included), pet paraphernalia and MUCH MORE.

Customize it.

When you select your products within the shop, you have the ability to customize them with your own sayings, given space, or you can choose to order with the Weddings by Sonita logo print alone.

Gift it.

Ever though, what would be the perfect Wedding gift for a couple getting married by me? Look no further. You have a wide selection at hand.

Just check out some of the products available for purchase below:

The link directly to the shop can be found HERE. You can also Copy and Paste the Shop link into your browser from

That’s all folks. To find out who won and what you won, refer to my Facebook post at or CLICK HERE.

Happy Boss’s Day from One Boss to Many!

For those who are employed under, or should we say, alongside a Boss, Supervisor, or otherwise… Continue reading

23 Years of Transformation and Triumph | The Anniversary Edition


I saw the connection almost right away. They had eyes for each other, but not just eyes, good conversation and a deep appreciation for one another. Continue reading

Congratulations to Jason and Tiara Wedderburn, Married on September 16, 2019

Jason and Tiara were married at Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, County, South Carolina. When the photographer, Shana Pyburn and I arrived on the scene, we were met with an elegantly decorated observation deck. The florals, the trees, the … Continue reading

Introducing a New Venue and Officiant Package | A Touch of Essence Events & Sonita M. Leak

Let’s start the Wedding Season with a BIG BANG, shall we? How about we start the Wedding Season out right with an overly awesome deal you can’t pass up? Starting with your ceremony; A Touch of Essence and Weddings by … Continue reading

September 11, 2001: In Memoriam

To those survivors and those left behind, keep your head up. Your loved one would want you to keep going. Continue reading

Congratulations to Frank & Leisa ~ Married on September 7, 2019

Officiant: Weddings By Sonita – Marriage Notary ‘I Will Marry You’Photography: Kimberly Cruz Photography To get married by Officiant Sonita M. Leak in the Greenville/Upstate, South Carolina area (or really anywhere in the country), visit the Booking Page by Clicking HERE. “I … Continue reading

Congratulations to Eric & Tiana ~ Married on August 31, 2019

Tiana & Eric were married at Falls Park on the Reedy River in Greenville, SC Continue reading

Happy Anniversary to Candice and Ronald Watson! Married August 20, 2016

From Candice A. Watson from the engagement post dated March 26, 2016: Ronald and I knew of each other in 2006, but never communicated. Until one day at a college party, he took my phone and put his number in … Continue reading

Wedding Services Provided by your Marriage Notary Sonita M. Leak

If you are in search of a Wedding Officiant or Notary Signing Agent, let me be your option for either. With a proven track record of professional and personable, when it comes down to it, you need reliability. “I promise … Continue reading

My Wedding Beginnings | Stepping into the Unknown


What a pleasure to do what I do for a living. When I became a Notary Public in April of 2010, I would have never imagined that I would be in the position I am today when it comes to my wedding ceremonies. It wasn’t until two years into my tenure that I even thought about performing a marriage. Continue reading

Happy Anniversary to Trayvis & Precious Hutchison

Travis and Precious Hutchison were married at the Exchange Club of Laurens, South Carolina on July 29, 2017. Photography courtesy of Smitha Lee.

Blog & Podcast | I Wanna Get Married but my Wedding Officiant Isn’t Here!


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More From the ‘Adventures in Matrimony’ Audio Podcast Greenville, South Carolina I can’t tell you how many people call me and say, “We had everything … Continue reading