A Sacred Celebration!
7 Reviews

Selected Best of 2009

2808 Cardinal Drive
Sacramento CA 94206
United States




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Serving Sacramento, San Jose, and San Francisco Bay Areas, Edward Black has served the wedding community for over 15 years as a Wedding Officiate. His warm, welcoming and inviting style will immediately put you and your guests’ right at ease! We perform weddings for those with or without a background of faith; non-denominational; traditional, contemporary and more. Each ceremony is unique… incorporating many elements of your personal story into the most important day of your life… all this, and a touch of enthusiasm and humor! From the formal beginning… through a brief message… to your personal vows… culminating in your first kiss as husband and wife, you are in very secure hands! Often said with a smile, Edward is often quoted as saying, “I’ve never lost a couple yet.” When Ed is not serving the wedding community, he's usually spending time with his own lovely wife of ten years, Karen, or one of their adopted sons. Rest assured, he's NEVER missed a wedding, and have never been late! We invite you to reserve your date early, as 2010 dates are filling up quickly!




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A Genuine Pastor

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Pastor Ed is the type of Pastor that will take the time to invest his time into you and your future spouses relationship, so that not only will you have a beautiful wedding day, but a beautiful marriage. Pastor Ed is will bring meaning to your ceremony, and will take the time to hear what is special to you and your fiancé, so that your ceremony is what you have always dreamed it would be.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Pastor Ed had my husband and I face the audience during the ceremony so that they saw his back instead of ours. It made our guests more involved in the process.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He allowed us to add some other minister friends into the mix of the ceremony so that we could include everyone that was special to us, and the special cultural elements that were important to our families. We also were able to add a family dedication at the end.




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Thank you for a wonderful service

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Christy and I were both very comfortable with Pastor Ed. He was easy to talk to, listened well and showed a genuine desire to give us our very own special ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Pastor Ed added an appropriate level of humor to our ceremony that was well recieved by our guests one and all. Many of our guests commented on how well Pastor Ed balanced the traditional and more casual moments in our ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Pastor Ed encouraged us to work from an example of a ceremony that he provided us and make it our own. We added prayers that were special to us, a blessing of the rings and a sharing of the common cup. Pastor Ed cohesively put it all together and delivered a wonderful ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Universal comments that we received from our guests indicated that Pastor Ed spoke clearly, was easy to understand, kept the ceremony moving along and had a smooth delivery.




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Pastor Ed Black

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Pastor Ed made us and our guests feel completely at ease with his humor and sentimental stories of times past.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Pastor Ed added an emotional touch that was heartwarming and unforgettable... my husband and I were touched.




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Always Remembered

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Very. He made sure we got to know all about him, while he got to know all about the married couple to be.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Quirky jokes/stories from the special times me and my husband shared with him during our private one on ones.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

By doing unity sand instead of a unity candle.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How simple yet elegant we made every aspect of the wedding to be.




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One Perfect Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Pastor Ed put my fiancée and I totally at ease. He was easy to talk to and made us feel comfortable that everything was going to go smoothly. He gave us wonderful suggestions if something were to go wrong, but nothing did. He was a great officiant.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He preformed our ceremony exactly as we asked him too. He connected with us and with our guests. He made the ceremony interesting, but not unexpected.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We changed our vows slightly and Pastor Ed was able to accommodate us and our requests perfectly.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and Pastor Ed was a big part in making that happen.




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Wonderful Ceremony in Walnut Creek

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ed Black will put you at ease and make a stressful day much more pleasant.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He has a touch of humor that is just the right balance. Too much humor at a wedding can be inappropriate… too little and things will be dry and dull.

He knows the balance well.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We asked for short and sweet and he delivered.




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An Officiant with Excellence-- Highly Recommended

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Pastor Ed made both Daniel and I feel very comfortable. He handled our premarital counseling and officiated at our ceremony. We really appreciated his warm and considerate wisdom when we met with him ahead of time. And he listened to what we wanted for our wedding and graciously obliged. He was great! Our wedding was fun, yet meaningful, personlalized specifically to us and our needs. We had soooo many folks tell us afterwards how much they loved our wedding and there were many positive comments about the ceremony itself, too.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Pastor Ed has a great sense of humor! I don't know if this would qualify as "unexpected", because we wanted our wedding ceremony to be fun for people, to be light-hearted and merry, a real joyous celebration. Since it was an outdoor wedding in this incredibly beautiful location with much greenery, and since both my groom and I are very much into movies, everyone who knew us really appreciated Pastor Ed's opening line. After my father had passed me off to Daniel, Pastor Ed paused for dramatic effect and said, "Welcome to Jurassic Park". We had more people chuckling about that one afterwards...even now, many months after our wedding, there are still people who remember that!
Another thing that was unexpected but really awesome was that Pastor Ed had a somewhat serious chat with the guys and gals who made up our wedding party on the night of the rehearsal. He really took the rehearsal seriously and he explained to them what their role in our marriage was, and that it didn't just stop with our ceremony--they were the important folks we had chosen to stand with us to support our marriage. This was totally unexpected, and I loved it. I have never heard that from any other pastor/officiant before.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

As mentioned, we wanted it to be light-hearted and joyful. Neither Daniel or I are into traditions, necessarily. I had also told Pastor Ed, "I would really prefer if the wedding ceremony was sorta short and sweet. I'm not interested in it being long and drawn-out...I'd rather leave the guests wanting more." He was great--it was just the right time frame. But one of my friends got married a few months after me, and Pastor Ed again officiated. Their wedding was very different--much more traditional and sorta Greek orthodox. It was a much longer ceremony, also, and more tailored to my friend. So I can totally see how willing Pastor Ed is to work with the brides and make their wedding individual to each individual bride. I really appreciate that.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"This was the most beautiful wedding ceremony I have ever been to!"
Yes, I really did hear this comment from a guest.


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