Hi, I am a pastor who loves doing weddings. My goal is to get to know the bride and groom, so that I can design a wedding message that suits their style, whether that is formal or relaxed. Many of the weddings I do are from people who attended another wedding I did, and liked my approach (and probably my English accent - I am British :) I am happy to do weddings pretty much anywhere in Northern California, particularly the San Francisco area and surrounding. Find out more...
Glyn is our church pastor, so the decision to have him as our officiant was obvious. However, for anyone else trying to make this very important decision, Glyn would be a wonderful choice. He asked us to fill out a survey and then asked us to type up some answers to personal questions about our relationship. He then met with us one day to discuss how we scored and our ceremony structure. He made us feel comfortable by pointing out where our really strong points as a couple are and then offering solutions to our weaker points.
From the paper he asked us to type up, he added a little blurb about our personal love story. This made it really special for us, and provided the guests with a little laugh as well. He was also very punctual and professional, which is always nice.
Everyone loved it. They said it was a beautiful ceremony and that Glyn did a fantastic job. It was meaningful, but without being long-winded. He comes highly recommended from the new Mr. and Mrs. Murphy!
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Personable : 5.0
Customized Ceremony : 5.0
Reliable : 5.0
Presence : 5.0
Review: The Easiest Decision We Made (besides "I Do")
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not? Glyn met with us prior to the wedding as a pastor, marriage couselor and mentor. He guided us through one of the most important events of our life- a life long marriage. He gave us tools and strategies for communication and conflict - resolution in a setting that entailed no shame, blame or guilt. We also felt he took the time to know us individually and as a couple.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected? Glyn added a story of how we met and how Dave proposed. He also included our entire congregation in repeating phrases, gave them a few chuckles and took charge at the rehersal when the coordinator was almost an hour late.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony? We took an online survey to help with counseling and gave a few answers to a brief questionere Glyn provided. Glyn also started our first session by asking how we met and concluded our last session giving advise for our program and asked about personal stories we would like to share. It was all a very easy and comfortable process.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests? Most of our guests first comment was what a great officiant/pastor we had. They liked being involved in the ceremony and his humor. Since Dave and I come from two similar but different faiths, our families were happy with the theme and his overall sermon. The fact that he is a Brit helped too! We know two couples who are engaged and have asked for his card and information based on his 20 minute ceremony at our wedding.