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Wedding on 2013-07-13


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was very personable and did a great job performing our ceremony. After the ceremony, I found out from my husband that he and Jeff chatted while waiting for me to come down the aisle. He also took the time to say good-bye and congratulate us before leaving after the ceremony. When I made a trip to Florida a year prior to our wedding, it was Jeff that I met with in person and discussed our ceremony with.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

When my husband and I read our "Promises" to one another, Jeff responded to our readings in a pleasant, conversational way.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose to add "Promises" to one another in addition to the traditional vows. We also had a memorial vase and pictures of family members that could not be with us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"That was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to."



Wedding on 2012-11-10


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Comfortable and heartfelt

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely, Jeff called me multiple times during our whole wedding process and then also a couple days before the ceremony to just say hi and ask if we had any last minute changes we'd like to make.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He didnt add much unexpected except it was nice that we included the kids in our sand ceremony and he stepped aside during that time so we could get pictures of everyone.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Although the wedding ceremony was already pieced together, we were sent a copy and allowed to change anything and everything we wanted to make it our own. We ended up keeping everything they gave us though and not changing anything because I thought everything included was thoughtful and important.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My aunt gave a speech at the wedding reception that referenced the hands verse about what all your hands would do with your new husband/wife. It was nice to know that the ceremony resonanted with our guests as well as us.



Wedding on 2012-09-22


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Ron was very easygoing and accommodating. He made everything run smoothly!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The officiant added a part where he asked who was going to give me away and my dad answered I will. It really made the ceremony special.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had a sand unity ceremony. It was so beautiful. We had my husbands children included in the ceremony so it made it made the kids feel included with our special day.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Favorite wedding comments were how much the guests loved the beach atmosphere. They also said it was one of the prettiest ceremonies they have ever been to.



Wedding on 2012-09-01


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Trent was awesome to us both!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Trent made us feel very relaxed and comfortable. He was personable, friendly and light hearted. He seemed to genuinly care when talking to me prior to the ceremony and to us both during. He guided us through in a very smooth manor that did not seem scripted or awkward. He was very professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Trent took the time to learn more about me prior to the ceremony. This made me feel that he really cared and he wasnt just trying to get through the ceremony and leave.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were actually very happy to use the guided layout plan sent to us by Simple Weddings. We were able to choose our own music. The music we used was untraditional to most weddings and Simple Weddings was able to find the exact version of each song we chose. They played each song when we wanted and faded as we requested.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I cant say anything specific comment made, but a continued comment from most all of our guests of how great it was. The ceremony was classy and simply elegant.



Wedding on 2012-06-29


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely. Ron was very personable and considerate, he called me the day before our wedding and reviewed the ceremony to make sure everything was the way we wanted it to be.. He even asked if the outfit he planned to wear was suitable :)

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He wouldn't let Danny turn around to see me walk down the aisle (beach)..

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added a sand unity ceremony and selected a specific list of songs to be played during the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Too many to write! We only had a small intimate group with us, 22 family members and best friends. They didn't have enough good things to say about the experience. They were all impressed and really seemed to enjoy themselves!



Wedding on 2012-05-19


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

YES! She was very easy to talk to the day before. she met up with us to show us where to go and how it would be set up.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Not sure whos idea it was but they let my mom and dad both walk me down the isle which was pretty neat.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our ceremony was very simple but we did do the sand ceremony but had pink and white sand. They also but star fish on the edge of chairs. The officiant even coordinated with our colors Pink.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That they loved it and it was so very special and a few of them wished they had down a beach wedding and used Simple Weddings. People also commented on the AWESOME photo shots that were taken.



Wedding on 2012-05-12


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Trent was Great!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Trent was very easy going and flexible with our requests for the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We discussed the ceremony ahead of time, therefore Trent stuck to the script.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our aunt, who was recently widowed, spoke at our wedding about love.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everything was perfect!



Wedding on 2012-03-17


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Jeff was awesome!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was very flexible and accomodating

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He allowed us the opportunity to edit and customize the scripts to make it more personable and unique to us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added scriptures, and enhanced the scripts. Included a butterfly release ceremony to honor our late Fathers.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"This was the PERFECT wedding, everything went so smoothly!"



Wedding on 2011-12-17


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Heart warming and professional

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was awesome! He provided examples of what we could have done during the ceremony and produced a very heartwarming wedding day. He made our families feel more than comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He personalized the ceremony to what we had asked for. He went above and beyond for me and Mike, since we were both stationed in Germany trying to plan the wedding.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved the blessing of the hands ceremony. Made everyone cry :)



Wedding on 2011-12-10


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Brittany and Hayes

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Hayes and I are both terrified to speak in front of people. Jeff made it seem like he was one of us part of the family. He was easy going and laid back.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A calm energy. I was so anxious to get the ceremony and everything done with, when he came and introduced himself it was this amazing feeling of everything was going to be ok.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Hayes was so nervous he gave me the wrong ring, perfect ice breaker. Everyone laughed, it wouldnt have been the same with out that happening.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Claire, our photographer, telling hayes to "STOP SHAKING" because he was so nervous she couldnt get a clear shot!



Wedding on 2011-09-24


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Our Perfect Wedding Day!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our wedding officiant made us extremely comfortable. He put us at ease with his great personality and soft sense of humor. We supplied our own vows. Trent was able to read them off with ease and put meaning into each one for us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Trent stayed after the ceremony to assist the photographer. He offered to hold our glasses, bouquest, etc, so we could capture the most awesome pictures. Of course, we definitely had a picture with him also because he was so awesome.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose to supply our own vows instead of the traditional vows. The vows we chose represented our true personality and are a daily presentation of our life together.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Since there were no guests there. I would have to say the favorite comment would be from Hulk Hogan. The location we chose to be marired was in his back yard on North Beach. Although we did not know he had recently moved in there, he agreed to be our witness during our ceremony and watch the entire thing from his balcony. How many people can say Hulk Hogan was at their wedding?? Totally unexpected surpise.



Wedding on 2011-05-12


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AWESOME!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, he made us very comfortable. He called us before the cermony just to make sure of every detail we wanted and did it perfectlt.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A warm personality. It felt like he was a member of the wedding party. He was a great fit :-)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

With a sand unity. We combined all 3 of our lives to never be seperated!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The vows were AMAZING!!



Wedding on 2011-07-23


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Simply Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, our wedding officiant did a perfect job!! Jeff, performed our customized ceremony exactly the way we wanted!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The officiant was unexpectedly personable and helped us have a wonderful wedding.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We changed the ceremony to reflect our values.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved our native American wedding prayer and wanted a copy of the ceremony.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Calvin made us feel comfortable. We spoke on the phone a few days prior and he was very cheerful and pleasant. He seemed genuinely happy to officiate our wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

There wasn't anything added that was unexpected but I'm happy for it. We knew what we wanted, picked out our vows ahead of time from the sample vows they'd given us and we were very happy with that.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We didn't really personalize our ceremony other than picking out from the sample vows. But like I mentioned before, we wanted it that way so it was perfect for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My favorite guest comment right after the ceremony ended was from my niece and nephew who shouted out "Awww, Uncle Jeremy!" since he had finally become official.



Wedding on 2011-07-25


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Trent did a wonderful job!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our officiant was Trent. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He helped put my nerves at ease by contacting us before the big day, and making sure of our location and going over the different possibilities for vows.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My husband and I selected the vows we wanted, so there was not much that seemed unexpected. He tailored the vows and ceremony exactly as we had wanted.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He contacted us to make sure that everything was as planned.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved the beach setting. The wedding was just how we wanted it. The sunset and our wedding were simply breath taking. I couldn't have asked for more.



Wedding on 2011-08-05


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Wedding of My Dreams!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April was amazing and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing unexpected.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our good friend sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow during the sand ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"That was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to".



Wedding on 2011-07-09


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Beach Wedding



Wedding on 2011-06-15


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Millward/Jaundrell Wedding June 2011

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was professional and really attentive to what we wanted for our day. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect on a day my husband and I will remember forever. I can not thank Jeff enough for being the perfect officiant, he was funny and attentive and made our day very special indeed.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Jeff met up with us early the following morning with our completed marriage licence so we could file it and get the copies we needed prior to returning to the UK

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He contacted us a couple of days before the ceremony to go over a few things prior to make sure that everything was in order.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Not too long and stuffy, just right
Very Personal



Wedding on 2011-06-03


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Very Nice

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The wedding officiant was so kind and energetic that it took all anxiety out of the day. He had everything planned out and executed it well.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The wedding officiant actually called me a few days before the wedding (I live in Nebraska and got married in Florida) because I had sent him an e-mail requesting a special letter to be read at my ceremony and he wanted to call and talk more about it to make sure he gave me exactly what I wanted. I was so impressed by his effort.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband and I wrote our own vows and had our very close friends/mentors write the message for our wedding (they could not be there due to a surgery) that the officiant read to us. We had not heard the letter before the ceremony so it was a surprise and a very special part of our wedding.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests all really enjoyed the ceremony. Everyone just thought it went perfectly, including us :)



Wedding on 2011-05-09


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Trent was wonderful. He was very personable. He made us all feel relaxed.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The sand ceremony table looked beautiful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added our own personal touch to our ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved the sand ceremony and how the children were involved in it as well.



Wedding on 2011-05-28


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Fabulous!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Margo was wonderful! She knew exactly what we wanted/needed to make the ceremony special and unique. Thank you, Margo!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Celtic tradition for guests to toss stones into the water with a blessing for the newlyweds.



Wedding on 2011-04-02


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes he did. Calvin made us feel comfortable mostly by his personality. He was very easy going. He called me several times to fill me in on the ceremony, to see if I had any questions, and even to keep me updated about the weather! (I am from out of state). He had a good sense of humor, and just made me feel real confident with his phone calls. We really liked him.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He didn't really add anything. The ceremony was just as we talked about.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We picked out the vows that meant the most to us, and we also did the sand ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Just how beautiful it was!!



Wedding on 2011-05-21


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April was amazing from beginning to end. She answered my questions very quickly with thoughtful, creative suggestions and information. She made me and my whole family extremely comfortable with detailed information that fit all my desires for my wedding day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

There was not much that seemed unexpected as she tailored the vows and ceremony precisely as I imagined it.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I desired to have a part of the ceremony devoted to our families departed loved ones and asked April to help me make that section very memorable; and she did just that. In addition my husband and I wrote our own vows, we took out some old and traditional wording, and finally we added humor into every facet we could.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was peaceful, beautiful, and it was just so you and Robert!



Wedding on 2011-05-14


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May 14, 2011

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

totally- Trent was such a nice guy. Called me on Friday to make sure we were on the same page regarding the ceremony; even asked if what he was planning to wear to the ceremony was ok with me....totally something I had NOT even thought about, but very thoughtful and considerate of him to ask!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The sand unity ceremony was a nice touch that was done after the ceremony was over, for photography purposes.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Josh (my husband) and I put our desired ceremony together...it wasn't really anything out of the ordinary. We did add some scriptures, a group prayer, and a special recognition to my husband's brother, who is currently serving in Iraq. Trent did a great job of respecting our wishes and executing the ceremony as we asked!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved our vows, they weren't the traditional "richer or poorer, sickness and health" ones- just some I found online that were a bit more progressive, IMO. Josh's family was also very appreciative that we added the mention of his brother overseas.



Wedding on 2011-05-05


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Robyn and Scott

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff is the best officiant a couple could ever ask for - he is so kind and willing to help with anything. He even joked a little during the ceremony to make it more light-hearted!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Jeff took our video camera that we set up during the wedding and videoed us after the ceremony while we were having our pictues made by his wife Claire! We will forever be grateful for those videos - since it was just the two of us, all we had was our camera on the tripod but Jeff went above and beyond and thanks to him we have footage we will look at for years to come!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

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Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

No guests - just the two of us.



Wedding on 2011-05-15


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Simple weddings is great :)

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ron was very accommodating. He made us feel comfortable and did follow up phone calls before the wedding day.



Wedding on 2011-04-30


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Jeff

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We were very comfortable with Jeff. He contacted us a couple of days in advance to remind us to get our marriage license once we arrived in Florida and to make sure we didn't have any questions for him. I had no worries with such a great team on our side.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Jeff said some lovely things at the start of our ceremony, that I had several guests comment on. We wanted a short and simple ceremony, and he delivered just that, but with some nice touches.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We took a sample ceremony provided to us, and tweaked it to make it our own. Jeff did exactly as we requested.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone commented on how happy and relaxed we were on our wedding day. I have been around many stressed out brides on their wedding day, and I knew that I didn't want that to be my wedding experience. I'm thrilled with how everything turned out!



Wedding on 2011-04-22


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Officiant Greg with Simple Weddings

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Greg made us feel incredibly comfortable. It was like he was an old family friend. He was very easy going and helped us have a relaxed atmosphere for the wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I was surprised that I felt as at ease with Greg as I did considering the first time I ever saw him was when I walking up the aisle. :) He was great.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Greg offered me many variations of services to chose from and told me I could take bits and pieces from all of them and put them together if that is what suited us best. We did a sand ceremony that my ten year old daughter participated in. My husband and I also did a hand ceremony. I thought it was all very special and fit us well!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My guests all thought Greg was awesome and that my husband and I both looked so calm and focussed on each other and what was going on.



Wedding on 2011-03-19


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perfect ceremony!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was fantastic and made the ceremony feel just right for us. He contacted us a few days before to make sure everything was correct and if we had any questions to call him, which we did.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He was just very personable, helpful/available to our questions, and easy going, which was fitting with our personalities :)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We looked at the wedding ceremony templates that were emailed to us and picked a combination of 2 of them- using traditional vows and a reading from 1 Corinthians 13. We also ordered rose petals to be scattered on the sand at the table for the unity sand ceremony. Simple Weddings was very accommodating of our personal preferences.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Just overall was very lovely- my guests all commented how calm and happy we looked, which was a result of not having to worry about anything due to planning ahead with Simple Weddings!



Wedding on 2011-04-16


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Perfect

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

YES, Trent did a wonderful job making our wedding special.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our son got to do the unity sand with us. It was Trent who gave us the great idea. Also, after the ceremony our son got a little upset and Trent used his own shirt to whip his face so we could take pictures. THAT WAS AWESOME
THANKS TRENT

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

All we wanted was to have the Word of God in our ceremony and he did just that.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We all loved every minute, it was PERFECT!

Thank you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wedding on 2011-04-09


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Super fun and nice

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. Trent was great. Wasnt up tight and joked around making us feel comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor and emotion.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows which trent held for us until it was time to read.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Beautiful!



Wedding on 2011-04-11


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Lite Wedding 4.8.11

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I was comfortable with Jeff the very first phone conversation we had, back in last April. It was just the begining stages of planning and I was calling around looking for an officiant. As soon as I had him on the phone I knew I had to have him compose our wedding! He made us very comfortable the 'day of' by talking to us before hand to make sure we were comfortable and ready and by talking to us after the ceremony to make sure we were happy and all set.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I wrote the whole ceremony and we each wrote our vows. It was just what we wanted - short, sweet and emotionally unforgettable. Jeff had no problem with what we wanted him to say and that was awesome for me because I like to do everything a little different.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The ceremony was the perfect length (It came out to be about 15-18 minutes long) and was so heartfelt. We had EVERYONE crying! It was a huge success!



Wedding on 2011-04-11


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Dave and Dianne

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April was exceptional! She made us both feel so comfortable and at ease. Friendly and down to earth, she helped with ideas for different photos and was extremely professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She brought along a song that she played while we signed our marriage certificate. It happened to be one of our favorite songs.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We kept it simple. Barefoot in the sand, just the two of us at sunset.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

No guests.



Wedding on 2011-03-18


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Pam & Paul

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, very professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Very flexible to our needs and made all feel relaxed!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Music

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The plane flying by right as we were in the middle of ceremony! Kidding - everyone loved it, I had married friends, want to get remarried just to get married by these guys!



Wedding on 2011-03-01


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A Beautiful Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The wedding officiant was very personable and friendly. Even though we did not know her before our wedding, we felt very comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She gave us a typed copy of our wedding vows as a keepsake.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She sent us 3 or 4 different examples of vows geared toward a beach/Florida wedding. I was able to go thru them and pick what I liked from each of them. I then typed them up and we had our own personalized vows/wedding ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We only had 2 guests and they commented on the wonderful advice given during the ceremony. Very real life, applicable advice for married couples.



Wedding on 2011-03-09


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Melia Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April made our wedding day truly a day that we will never forget. She was also our wedding planner so I was confident she would ensure that our wedding was nothing less than amazing.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

April was very eager to include our young son into the ceremony such as the sand ceremony and throwing shells into the ocean.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had shells, that had the bride and groom's name on them along with the wedding date and then everyone tossed the shells into the ocean at the end of the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The sunset made for an amazing scene for our amazing wedding!



Wedding on 2011-01-11


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Dana & Dave's wedding 1-11-2011

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April, the wedding officiant , was fabulous! She felt like an old friend, and that was very special to me since we eloped so I did not discuss the details with my family or friends. April helped me with the details which I greatly appreciated.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She transported us since we did not have a car (we arrived on our boat) and then she had the photographer, Lorraine, come to our hotel and take pictures of us on our boat, which meant so much to us!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Read my comment above! We had pictures take on our boat and .....we jumped in the ocean and had pictures taken there. That was so much fun!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We did not have any guests, since this was a secret, last minute elopement and most family and friends live out of town anyway...but, when everyone saw the pictures, they are amazed at how beautiful everything looked and how simple weddings helped me put on such a wonderful wedding in less than a week...



Wedding on 2011-01-11


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Our Magical Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Oh yes April was wonderful... She really made us feel so special..

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

April really helped me by coming to help me get into my dress cause it was alittle tricky to get into.....Just having her there with everything was a blessing....

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

April had us meet up before hand so we could find just the right spot to have our ceremony... April was incredible...

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

WOW!!!!!!! Nothing else could top that....



Wedding on 2011-01-01


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David & Stacy's Beach Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! April was our wedding planner and officiant. We were so comfortable with her, it was great being able to stand there with her when I was so nervous, it helped! She was so friendly and you could tell she actually cared and loves what she does.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She added the sand ceremony in for us since I had forgotten that part in our vows! There is a great picture of her while she was helping with everything where she had one of the bouquets and the bottle of champange for the toast and pics, I love it!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I have always loved the steel drum, and we got that as part of the ceremony. Also, April got our accent color and added it to the bamboo canopy and the aisle decorations, it looked beautiful. A day we will never forget, it was perfect! The weather was a nice personalization too! About 80 and sunny, beautiful day.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They all loved the whole picture, they way the scene turned out. The white chairs, the bamboo canopy, the aisle runners and the steel drummer. And of course the little table where we had our sand ceremony!



Wedding on 2010-11-13


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Rich & Liz's Wedding, Clearwater Beach, FL

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was my officiant and I had dealt with him throughout the entire process so I was very comfortable with him. It was nice to finally meet him after so many months of conversating!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Really, there was nothing unexpected that I can recall... the sand unity ceremony was beautiful, he made sure to add my son to it as we had discussed. His words were very nice, I really liked what he had to say. The ceremony itself was perfect--not too long and not too short.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We each wrote our own vows :-)

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I cannot recall a specific comment but ALL of my guests (which was mostly family) absolutely loved every aspect of the ceremony. They all said it was beautiful, the staff was professional and they absolutely loved our guitarist, who is also named Jeff. I was so pleased with everything, I will always be thankful. I would--and have done so-- recommend Simple Weddings to anyone that is getting married at the beach!



Wedding on 2010-11-12


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Lisa and Matt's beach wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the beginning Greg reached out to us to make our wedding experience the best it could be. His calm and relaxed manor continued through to our wedding day. He was the perfect officiant for us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing was unexpected, everything went as discussed. Greg was understanding of our desires and delivered perfectly.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Greg provided 4 ceremonies as a starting point. We chose one of his ceremonies with slight additions and subtractions.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Did I train the dolphins that were swimming around during the ceremony?



Wedding on 2010-10-16


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Vow Renewal

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Margo made us feel very comfortable. Margo contacted us the day before to talk about the ceremony and to find out about our history as a couple.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We did a vow renewal that included our two small children. Margo brought bubbles for them to play with. The bubble made for some great candid shots for the kids. Also it entertained the kids while we took some couple only shots.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Margo included our children in the ceremony and did a family vow at the end.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

there were not guest




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Becky's review

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We had my dad who is an ordained minister as our officiant.



Wedding on 2010-10-09


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Kim & Ed's Wedding Oct 9th 2010 Treasure Island

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes Jeff made us feel so comfortable...Thankyou again for that! Jeff was so relaxed which helped us both relax!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our ceremony went perfect....

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added a steal drummer, and some home made items for the chairs...They were happy to accomidate any personal items we wanted to have at the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"Clearly the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to' We feel the same way! It was very beautiful and magical and perfect.



Wedding on 2010-10-10


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Officiant Donna and David10/10/10

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

April was very genuine,professional and knowledgable.David and I connected with her immediately.Very approachable and authentic in her need to make our dreams come true

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

All the little extras. Extra time with the Limo.A beautiful Unity table with matcihng thule tied to the trees

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Vows that were specific to the ocean and songs that tell a story of our life together

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The music. The venue.The overall flow of the ceremony



Wedding on 2010-08-07


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Don and Rosa's Pass-A-Grille, Fl Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

My husband and I traveld w/ our Pastor from Groveland. This was a very special time for both of and we wanted him to be part of it.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The wedding was beautiful!!!



Wedding on 2010-07-20


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Ron was Great

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes her made me feel very comfortable before my bride came out. He was funny and easy to talk too.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He allowed us to add some words my wife wanted in the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added some lines to our vows and we all threw personalized sea shells into the ocean.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The most common quote was how smooth everything went that day.



Wedding on 2010-07-17


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A Perfect Day

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was great. He made us feel very comfortable. We weren't at all.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing. Everything went as planned.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We picked out our marriage vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Simple Weddings are professional. Everyone praised them when we got back home.



Wedding on 2010-07-15


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Jayne and Ron

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was extremely personable, he even held the umbrella to fend off the light while conducting the ceremony. He kept in contact on several occasions to answer any questions and confirm details.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own wedding vows based on an example that Simple Weddings has supplied.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was just the two of us.




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trent was great!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Trent was great! He did exactly what we expected. He even stayed to help out with the photography!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He stayed well beyond the ceremony to help with the wedding photography. I wanted this one photography with something written in the sand, and he did that for me! it was great

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

we were given sample ceremonies from Claire and we were able to choose which one we wanted.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

most beautiful wedding they've ever been to!!



Wedding on 2010-06-20


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Our officiant was personable and professional.

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. Margo was extremely personable. She called ahead prior to the wedding to answer any questions and confirm details. Both my husband and I were very at ease and impressed with Margo. She really made our wedding enjoyable and special. My husband commented on how much he enjoyed the ceremony and Margo's style.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The officiant added some additional information on relationships, love, and being married. I thought they were right on and so appropriate for our wedding. She also brought a customized bottle of non-alcoholic champagne. The bottle had our names and date on it. It was a wonderful surprise. I had forgotten that would be part of the ceremony. It was a perfect ending to a perfect ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We used one of the ceremonies that Simple Weddings offered, and we added the sand ceremony. I highly recommend the sand ceremony and the First Corinthians ceremony. We both enjoyed both of them. They were very beautiful and made our ceremony very special. I can't say enough about our wedding. Simple Weddings did an amazing job.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We didn't have any guests.



Wedding on 2010-06-22


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It really was simple!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. I'm really glad my daughter found you guys! Everything went so smoothly.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

They were very attentive to the nit picky things my daughter wanted/didn't want in the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was beautiful!



Wedding on 2010-06-22


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Claire and Jeff were awesome!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

They made us feel as comfortable as possible... which was hard to do on such a stressful yet wonderful day.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

They let us change up the ceremony to fit our needs. I was able to get a ceremony that fit my feminist beliefs! Being able to personalize the ceremony was probably the best part.... I would suggest Simple Weddings to anyone going to FL to get married.



Wedding on 2010-06-06


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Great Work!!!!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Of course. Jeff was extremely laid back and made everyone comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A sense of relaxation.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was very personal and intimate




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Bratcher Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

YES! Trent was awesome, Im sorry we didnt see him after the wedding to thank him!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We went with a very simple, all natural set up that was perfect!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The beach of course! They were impressed how smoothly it went!



Wedding on 2010-06-06


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Very Professional!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was prepared and made the bride and groom very comfortable.
I became worried just as the ceremony started and thought I should check with Jeff to insure that he knew how to pronounce the bride and grooms first names - their names are not difficult but they have both had many that have called them by another version of each of their names. Of course, Jeff had already covered this and no need to worry!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Jeff seemed so relaxed after working so hard to prepare the perfect beach set-up. Amazing!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

The bride and groom had their own vows that they wanted to read to each other. We just told Jeff where they wanted to insert this in the wedding agenda and he took care of the rest.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We all felt that this wedding was so much fun and are so glad that we were able to work with Jeff and Claire -Simple Weddings.



Wedding on 2010-06-19


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Adele and Malcolm Sheridan

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was amazing he made me and my husband and also friends very comfortable i was very nervous at first but after a few minutes i was fine

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

he was so friendly and professional at the same time i thought i would just go on the beach get married and that wasit but he made it so special he put me at ease as i thought the weather would be a problem but he said there was always a back up plan

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had the sand unity table , and what was more special is friends turned up from America and also from back home in the uk

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

If i wasn't already Married i would book Jeff and claire this very moment , i cant believe how professional claire and Jeff are



Wedding on 2010-04-10


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Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! He made us feel very comfortable and was very professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We personalized our wedding by writing our own vows. It was absoutely perfect in every way!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was beautiful!!!




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Great

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! He made us very comfortable. He contacted us before the wedding to introduce himself which we greatly appreciated.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He allowed us to make some adjustments in order to make our day special.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loveed the whole thing. We even got comments from strangers on the beach that were watching saying how beautiful the ceremony was.




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Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absoloutly, Our officiant was calm, friendly, easy going, met every request I had!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing unexpected, everything went smooth as planned

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our officiate gave us a sample ceromony, It totaly revamped it, and It came out perfect.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"It was perfect"



Wedding on 2010-03-20


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Wonderful

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Trent was wonderful. We spoke early in the day to discuss various details about the wedding and his sense of humor was refreshing!! He was laid back and relaxed, making us feel relaxed.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

There was nothing that was unexpected, but we're both still trying to figure out how to put the finger on the ring!!! hahah;)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose music that meant something to us and we had our siblings do our readings.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The archway was beautiful, the sunset was spectacular and the fact that we were laughing and smiling the entire time made it a fun experience for everyone!



Wedding on 2010-03-19


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Officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

He was so relaxed and that helped our last minute jitters.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Everything was expected which I needed.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I was able to pick the ceremony and also included my father walking me to my husband on the beach.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

He was very professional.



Wedding on 2010-03-05


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Lance and Alice Bishop's wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I really could go on and on about how he made us feel comfortable! I talked to Jeff several times prior to my wedding day, and he was just a joy to talk to! He had so many good suggestions and didn't sound like a "salesman". He truly loves what he does.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Before I walked down the aisle he chit-chatted with my husband which was nice to relieve his anxious feelings. Lance has commented on how much he appreciated the little chat which is so great to hear.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I didn't need to personalize it very much. The ceremony that Jeff had written regarding the MEANING behind 1st Corinthians and what love really is...it's a COMMITMENT and a DELIBERATE DECISION was perfect perfect for us! He reminded everyone to be IN LOVE every day, and to hear him talk about his wife really showed me that he knows what being IN LOVE really is! I thought it was one of the best ceremonies that I have heard and would be a nice refreshing reminder and for others to hear.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved Jeff and Claire. They thought it was a beautiful ceremony and that is the best comment any bride and groom could hear! They loved everything that Jeff said and even quoted a few lines during our lunch reception.




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Sunset Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, he made us feel very comfortable. I was so nervous but soon after he started talking, my nerves started to go away. It helped that he made a little joke about our hectic day in the courthouse and with the weather!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing, we knew what the vows were and I knew exactly what was going to happen.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My friends and family can't get over how good the wedding pictures are!




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A Bride's Dream Come True

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. He talked to the family like he knew us for awhile.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

None

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Wasn't my wedding. Was my daughter's

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How beautiful the bride looked.




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Dianne and Leon Mason

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff was great, he was very friendly on the phone when we first spoke, after several conversations we were old friends. At the ceremony he was so sweet and encouraged us to make it our own. He went right along with our nervous giggles and tears, and was patient when I couldn't get my grooms ring on. He laughed with everyone! it was a great ice breaker...

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We had a sand ceremony included in our ceremony, I was greatful that they had evertything to complete that, because I had forgotten to even think to bring a bottle/jar to use...

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I am only 5' tall(short). I wanted to wear my heels and realized that it would be a real challange on a sandy beach. So we brought a large cutting board to place at the "alter"for me to stand on, it worked out perfect, I just wanted to be able to reach up and give my new husband a kiss and a hug or two. and the cutting board was the answer. Jeff thought it was great!!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests were all impressed by the set up. the chairs and torches, with the little alter, and champagne and glassess,it all looked so beautiful!



Wedding on 2009-12-27


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Our perfect day

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Jeff made us very comfortable, from the first time we contacted him right up to the cememony he was helpful and easy going. Jeff wanted to make everything perfect for us and we could tell.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He really didn't do anything unexpected, he gave us a copy of what he would say and when he would tell us to do our vows, he worked with us when we asked for a song during the ceremony. He did what he said he would.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We said our own vows and we had music that meant alot to us. We also brought our own heart shaped bottle and vases for the sand unity ceremony. Our daughters took part in sand ceremony with us and each of us had our own color of sand to pour into the bottle. The girls loved being party of the wedding and this made it truly our family unity ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was so beautiful. Your wedding was something that most people only dream about.


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