Many Couples Now Want Someone They Know to Officiate Their Wedding, Including Soon-to-be Groom Patrick Stewart, Says

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Actress Ian McKellen to officiate X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart’s wedding

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Times have definitely changed. Current widespread internet accessibility allows people to get ordained on the web to officiate weddings, so much so that even a celebrity like Ian McKellen is doing it for friend Patrick Stewart’s upcoming wedding.

X-Men actor Ian McKellen recently announced that he will be officiating co-star Patrick Stewart’s wedding to jazz singer Sunny Ozell. According to a Time article, Stewart and Ozell’s wedding is slated to take place in Massachusetts, a state that allows people to become a one-day officiant ( Although no official reason was given as to why Stewart chose McKellen to officiate his wedding, experts speculate that the pair are probably very close to one another. Although the typical tradition of having a religious figure perform a legally binding ceremony is no longer a necessity in this day in age, many couples are still choosing to have a professional wedding officiant perform the ceremony.

“Many couples want to keep their wedding close-knit and personal, and sometimes, that means having an ordained friend or family member officiate the wedding, even if their ordainment was done via the internet,” says Brett Reynolds, CEO of “Celebrities often prefer very personal and private weddings, and chances are Patrick Stewart is no different.”

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