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Joie met us at time and location very convenient to both of us. We immediately felt at ease and comfortable with her in expressing our expectations for the ceremony.
We had a Hawaiian ceremony with lei exchange between family members. There was a Hawaiian band in a tropical setting at our home. We were so pleased when Joie offered to wear tropical attire!
What we thought was extra special was that we were able to customize our Hawaiian vows and incorporate other things that were dear to us.
Our guests said that they enjoyed themselves at this wedding vs. others, due to the informality. Joie fit in as part of the family experience as everything flowed quite smoothly. The special touches which Joie allowed us to partake were enjoyed by all.
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? Despite the fact that we decided to get married with only two weeks until the ceremony, Joie was super helpful and extremely flexible as we tried to make last minute decisions and kept changing our minds. She was friendly and helpful and went with the flow, reassuring us that she was fine with only two weeks. Even when we were deciding between her and another officiant, she was understanding and supported us.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? In the best way, she didn't add anything we didn't expect. We talked and had everything covered, and did perfectly 100% what we wanted. Unlike many officiants that worked for other people, she actually kept the ceremony short and casual. I've been at some weddings were the officiant added 5 or more minutes of talk that wasn't wanted. We had our dog involved, and Joie said what we wanted, did what we requested, and even made our dog a smooth-flowing part of the ceremony.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? She provided us with a template of the ceremony, all we had to do was edit it. We worked all too long, and at the last minute provided her with our finalized, personalized version of it, and she was able to do exactly what we wanted.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? Not to brag, but every guest there said that our wedding was honestly the best they'd ever been to. It was short, casual, and fun. It was a picnic in the park with a bunch of family, friends, and pets. The ceremony was short and sweet. Just enough to make people tear up, but not enough to bore them!