Minister LaToya Papillion-Herr is a Premiere Wedding Minister, Pre-Marital Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur. Inspired by the historical ruling on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015, she began serving couples that wanted radical support, professional standards, a whole lot of magic, and a genuine connection at the wedding altar. Her work not only creates timeless, engaging, and intentionally memorable wedding ceremonies but she is also a guide for couples as they work on the foundation for a long-lasting, fulfilling, and healthy marriage.
As an award-winning wedding officiant and minister, she highlights the love stories and grand celebrations of diverse couples from all over the world. Her couples and ceremonies have been featured in publications like Brides, Southern Bride Magazine, Martha Stewart, Dancing with Her, Equally Wed, New Orleans Wedding Magazine, and Munaluchi.
Minister LaToya was the wedding officiant on season 11 of the popular LifeTime tv-series, Married at First Sight, for one of the series' favorite couples, Woody and Amani.
With a dedication to honoring the full spectrum of our human experiences, LaToya wrote Laughter at the Altar, a guide to creating meaningful moments and magic at the wedding altar. In her book, Minister LaToya shares her personal wedding story, the lessons learned, and the knowledge she now shares with her couples. While openly sharing her experience as a professional in the wedding industry, she also features insider notes on coordinating the ceremony, space for note-taking and planning, and unique script samples for every part of your wedding ceremony.
LaToya and her wife have been together for 14 years and have a shared commitment to creating change that will positively impact the world their children will inherit. Her dedication to making lasting change and challenging the "norms" of the event industry has made LaToya an influential speaker and educator on diversity, entrepreneurship, and wedding trends in the industry.