Shua Potter turns ordinary wedding ceremonies into a theatrical experience with acting officiant.
Available in Pittsburgh, NYC, and internationally.
Shua tells your love story in a beautifully crafted, personalized wedding ceremony. in addition to dressing in a SMART tuxedo or a suit, Shua also officiates in imaginative themed costumes, as his drag queen alter ego SCHWA DE VIVRE, or as the one and only Liza Minnelli!
Hi! Shua Potter here, the Acting Officiant. I’m a Broadway actor and singer, cabaret artist, drag queen, Liza Minnelli enthusiast, and registered wedding officiant available in Pittsburgh, NYC, and internationally.
Why should you choose me as your wedding officiant? I love connecting with people and being of service. I love performing and telling stories. I love creating memorable moments. And most of all, I love love! If you hire me, your ceremony will be extraordinary.
I officiate all types of weddings for all types of people. If you are two people in love and ready to make the ultimate commitment, I'd love to share in that joy with you as your wedding officiant! Contact me today with your wedding date, and let's create a ceremony you'll never forget.
Contact Shua Today!
excited to find out more about having shua as your wedding officiant?
Here's how it works.
1. Contact me with the date and location of your wedding plus any questions you might have. If I'm available for booking we'll set up a free FaceTime or Skype meeting to discuss all the details.
2. After the consultation you'll be like "Damn, we need to book him!" and you will.
3. Together we will craft the intimate and customized wedding ceremony of your dreams.
4. I will perform the service as if it were a Broadway show - with clarity, diction, professionalism, and passion.
5. I will sign the marriage license and mail it to the City Clerk on the following business day.
BAM - YOU'RE MARRIED!
themed weddings are the new black
If you're having a themed wedding or you want to take your ceremony to the next level, consider one of my themed packages.
I often wear a tuxedo or a suit, but there's nothing more fabulous than officiating a unique wedding in costume! Hire me to officiate your wedding dressed as your favorite cosplay character, superhero, celebrity (Liza Minnelli is my specialty), or as my gorgeous drag alter ego, Schwa de Vivre! I take great pride in creating fantastic, quality looks for each of my themed weddings. I'll also create and embody a CHARACTER for the entirety of the ceremony, really selling the story we've created. So, if you've ever dreamed of Superman or Liza Minnelli as your wedding officiant, I'm your guy!
No matter what you choose for me to wear, the ceremony we create together will be tailored to your exact specifications. The length of the service, wording, and general feeling will fit your style perfectly.
Allow me to help you create a magical wedding ceremony without stress or frustrations - you have enough of those already! Hire me as your wedding officiant and trust that the ceremony is taken care of, 100%.
so what's a wedding officiated by shua like?
the perfect wedding starts with the perfect ceremony. which goes something like this...
Picture it: Sicily, 1934. No wait... that's THE GOLDEN GIRLS.
Picture it: It’s your wedding day. You’ve been planning for months to get every detail just right. You've put in so much effort, and it’s finally time. You want the experience to be momentous. You want to remember it forever. You're about to walk down the aisle, say your vows, and marry your best friend.
The hall looks beautiful. Everyone is dressed to the nines. You see your parents beaming with pride. Your friends are smiling and hugging. Butterflies flutter in your tummy as the music starts.
You walk down the aisle, clasp hands with your love, and the wedding officiant begins the ceremony. As the intimate service unfolds, both you and your guests swell up with emotion. Artfully chosen words and personal anecdotes flow to reflect exactly who you are as a couple. You can hear a pin drop as clear, heartfelt, and theatrical delivery by the officiant sweeps everyone up in the story of your love. Every now and then a joke sprinkled into the service gets the crowd laughing boisterously. You fall deep into your partner's eyes as rings are exchanged. You giggle and throw a silly look or two out at your loved ones. The charming officiant sings a verse of your favorite love song as tears fall softly around the room. The officiant smiles with a twinkle in his eye, takes a deep breath, and pronounces you married. You fold into one another for the first of a million married kisses.