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Dear Celia,

Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you performed. I have to tell you that the feedback we got back right afterwards was overwhelming. Our friends and family said that they have never been to a ceremony that was so beautiful and personalized. Some of our friends said that they were even “listening” since most people can’t wait for a ceremony to be over. But they all said how moving it was. We are putting the readings into our photo album and will think of you always. If anyone else we know is getting married, we will absolutely give them your name.

– Joanna and Bill

“As an attorney I always research, research, research before making a decision. When I was “shopping” around for an officiant, I found it overwhelming. There are so many who offer this service! My now-husband and I felt that the ceremony is indeed THE most important part of the wedding because it creates feelings that will lead into the reception. That will determine how the guests feel. So, we lined up a few people and the search began.

Celia was THE absolute most responsive officiant we reached out to. Not only did we communicate via email immediately, but also by telephone. She did not hesitate to offer an in person consultation. We met halfway and that was when I knew she was the one for us. As we chatted during that meeting, I listened to her tone of voice, how she formed her sentences, the words she used, and even her body language while speaking. To be honest, she was on the pricier side of officiants I found, but for my ceremony I wanted the Mercedes and the Harvard/Yale/Princeton model. This is precisely what we got from Celia. Throughout the process she was the ultimate professional. No judgment, no criticism, no ego attached to the ceremony.

The ceremony was eloquent, fluid, and beautifully delivered. Our guests, mostly lawyers who are not prone to romantic sentiments and emotional outbursts, were literally in tears because of how touching the ceremony was. Even our photographers who have seen hundreds and thousands of ceremonies were moved by not only the words but by how Celia delivered the words. Everybody was in the moment with us because of her and we really and truly could not thank her enough for making that part of our day so memorable. Our recommendation for every couple is to find Celia, hire Celia, and you will end up thanking Celia.

-Lanhi and Gary

My wife and I are the kind of people who like to read a lot of reviews before making a decision, but rarely take the time to write reviews of our own… so that should give you some idea about how strong our endorsement for Celia’s wonderful services are…

From the very first meeting, we were delighted to have found her. She was a calming, reassuring presence for us during the hectic build-up. She ensured that our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted in advance, then performed perfectly on the day. My wife and I, and our guests, at various points during the ceremony had tears in our eyes, smiles on our faces and “aaahhhs” coming from the deepest parts of our bellies 😉 Celia did the absolute best job imaginable for us.

The reason for this lays in two factors: Firstly, Celia is the consummate professional – experienced, organized, calming. She knows what will happen before you do, and tells you exactly how it will unfold. I remember just before our ceremony on the big day when our musicians were running late in traffic… the panic was setting in… but suddenly I found Celia standing next to me. A few words of reassurance in my ear and I was good again… that kind of service you just can’t put a price on and is the reason I wish there was a rating higher that 5 Stars to give.

The second factor is that Celia is one of the nicest people we have ever met! She is very considerate, kind and generous. She even drove to meet us one day to give us a huge bundle of willow branches for our center pieces! Her humanity allows her to really get to grips with the emotions on the day and produce superbly written ceremonies. As I mentioned, we felt a full range of emotion during the ceremony, and as such, I think the experience will stay fresh in our minds for so much longer than would otherwise be the case.

All in all, Celia was one of the best things about our wonderful wedding and we give her our full and absolute endorsement. We guarantee she will be the perfect addition to your big day!

-Eunice & Billy

Hi Celia-

Wow! Debbie was right! You were great!!! Everyone was soooo impressed by your ceremony. My friends got such a kick out the fact that you talked about our crazy nightclub lifestyle. They all had a big laugh. In all honesty, your ceremony was the one thing that left the biggest impression on my guests! They kept coming up to me telling me all night telling me what a great job you did!!! I can’t thank you enough. I truly enjoyed working with you. I’m sending out a check to you today. Thanks!!!!!!
-Melanie

Hi Celia,

It was a wonderful day for us. I can’t tell you how many people asked us where we found you. (of course it was google – my forever favorite source for ALL things!) They thought the celebration was wonderful and to them it seems that you must have known us for years. What a great job—thank you for making it so special. Now we are done with weddings! We do have some friends that have requested your name, so you may hear from them. Take care and enjoy this beautiful day.
—Pam

Hello from Athens.. :O)

We both wanted to thank you for a most memorable & beautiful ceremony. Even the heavens held out for us… we both are so blessed and lucky in love & life.. and we thank you for making the “binding” that will keep us together…. forever…. Although many of my family members are quite religious.. you should be proud to know that even my most devout grandmother was moved.. and confirmed that our ceremony was one she would never forget.
—Nicole and Jim