Wedding Policy

Congratulations on your engagement and special day. It is an honor to be asked to officiate your wedding, and I will do everything in my power to ensure it is a special day for both of you.

Weddings are performed by appointment only. Unfortunately, I do not accommodate walk-ins due to my Court schedule. If you wish to make an appointment, please contact Patricia Pepperman at (281) 633-7415 or by emailing her at


All couples must present the following items on their wedding day:

  1. Valid Identification;
  2. A Texas Marriage License; and
  3. Have waited 72 hours, or you have presented the Judge with an Application for Waiver of the Seventy-Two Hour Waiting Period.

You may obtain a marriage licens through the Fort Bend County Clerk, located at 301 Jackson St, Richmond, Texas 77469. Questions regarding marriage licenses should be directed to the Fort Bend County Clerk's Office at (281) 341-8685. You can find more information here:

Marriage Licenses - Fort Bend County Clerk's Office

Weddings are performed during normal business hours of the Fort Bend County Justice Center in Courtroom 2-C, County Court at Law No. 1. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled wedding. Late arrivals may result in the delay of the wedding. The Judge's fee is $200 cash or cashier's check. If you are requesting the Judge to perform your wedding at a private wedding venue outside the courthouse, please contact Ms. Pepperman for more information.

General Information for the Wedding:

  • The Judge is only able to perform weddings in English
  • Photography and video (professional or not) are welcome and encouraged
  • The Court will allow the married couple up to 15 minutes after the ceremony for pictures
  • The Court will accommodate parties of up to 60 people
  • The Court will not allow bird seed or other items to be tossed on the married couple after the ceremony
  • No wedding decorations are allowed in the courtroom
  • You must marry within ninety (90) days of the date that your marriage license is issued
  • After the wedding ceremony, the Judge will file your marriage certificate within seven (7) business days with the Fort Bend County Clerk's Office
  • All inquiries related to the filing of the marriage certificate are to be directed to the Fort Bend County Clerk's Office