Memorable Professional Weddings
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The reception is for your guests, but the ceremony is for you!
My mission and my passion, is to work with you and fashion your Wedding Ceremony. One which will create memories that you, and your family and friends will cherish for a lifetime. The central theme will be your love story, and any traditions or customs you wish to add.




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TheCooks
Wedding on 2015-09-13


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Everything We Could Have Asked For.. and more!

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From the first phone call everything just clicked. The chemistry was there, Mark's intentions were nothing less than to make this occasion a personable memory that would last forever.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

At the end of the ceremony Mark had all the guests pronounce us husband and wife. A crowd of over 100 people we love speaking those words with Mark was very surreal.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark asked us questions from how we met, to what we love about one another, to what we enjoy doing together and pieced all of that information to create a one of a kind ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"The best ceremony they have ever been to!"
Many of our guests said the ceremony was fun and light hearted. They said they loved that we were ourselves and the ceremony showed our playful and lovable side.

It was amazing and better yet the highlight of the day!


CassondraM
Wedding on 2014-04-05


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Amazing Job!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark made my husband and I feel very comfortable from the first phone call, to the first meeting, to the ceremony. He had great ideas and when we left the first meeting, we knew we had nothing to worry about. It felt great to have one less thing to worry about! On the day of the wedding, I of course was a little overwhelmed, and Mark was able to reassure me that everything at our event space was fine and made sure that everything was perfect for our ceremony. If there were any problems I did not know of any because I knew Mark had taken care of it.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

At the beginning of our ceremony, Mark started with the "Mawage" speech from "The Princess Bride". We did discussed him doing the speech during our first meeting but by the wedding day, we had completely forgotten. It was a great start to the ceremony and had us, our bridal party, and all of our guest laughing.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark had great ideas on how to make our ceremony ours. Both my husband and I are not religious and did not want religion in our ceremony and wanted it more to be about love, so it was a little difficult to know what we would be doing. Most of the weddings that we have been to have had some type of religious aspect to it. Mark was able to guide us in different things that we could do. We did a wine mixing ceremony, presented flowers to our mothers, gave remembrance to those we've lost, and (my favorite part) when he had all of our friends and family marry us. It truly felt like we were surrounded by love and support and that is exactly how we wanted to feel on our wedding day.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Every single guest that we have talked to said they LOVED our ceremony. They were telling us during the reception and even now (4 months later) we still have guest telling us how much they loved our ceremony. I also kept having friends, who have already been married, tell me that they wished they knew about Mark while they were getting married. They would have loved to have him as their officiant because he was so much fun!


Diane Lebo
Wedding on 2014-05-24


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Amazing Officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I was very comfortable working with Mark. He was very professional; he knew exactly what he was doing, where he was supposed to be, etc. He made the wedding as easy as a wedding can be.

Also, he was on my side for everything - he was willing to do our ceremony in an absolute down pour if we really wanted it to be outside.

And, He knew how to work with the crowd and get them to engage in the ceremony rather than simply sit there.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

When we first met with Mark, he asked us a bunch of questions about our relationship. When he spoke at the wedding, he included some funny tidbits from that meeting. It was great because most of the tidbits were things that only Kevin and I would get which made us laugh (which was great because I couldn't stop tearing up).

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He helped us to write our own vows. I was wishy washy on the concept of writing our own vows - I wanted to do it in order to express my love for my husband in a very personal way, but I didn't know how to get started (plus, I'm not a very good writer.)

Mark gave us a structure to work with. He even gave us sample vows that were very nicely written (I definitely stole a few pieces from his vows because they were absolutely perfect).

And, as I stated before, when we first met with Mark, he asked us lots of questions in order to get to know us and our relationship. He used many of the things we discussed in his wedding messages - it was so nice to hear (again) why we (my husband and I) loved each other.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We (my husband and I) presented flowers to our mothers in order to thank them for everything that they have done during our relationship, our engagement, our lives. This presentation was Mark's idea and it was so beautiful. It was a part of the ceremony that everyone took pictures of and it was just so lovely.


Kellykayrojas
Wedding on 2014-03-21


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Rev. Mark Larose

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark made our day splendid. We felt comfortable from our very first interaction with him. He has incredible patience, creativity, and will be a friend of ours for the future.

The day of the wedding when we arrived Mark was already there at the venue preparing our ceremony which was incredibly comforting.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added a flare to capture an audience like I have never experienced before. We especially loved when he had the attendees at our ceremony repeat after him to announce us as husband and wife.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did write our own vows which was emotional for each of us but the entire time Rev. Mark assured us he was there to support us and to take our time. He also suggested upon our first meeting that we use the theme to Star Wars as our recession song, which we did decide to do. Additionally, he threw in a Princess Bride reference which many enjoyed. He also made it our style without us having to explain much about us. Upon our initial meeting Mark took all of our conversation to make a beautiful ceremony for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The guests couldn't say enough about how much fun they had during our service. They said it was such a unique experience to have the Reverend be as jovial, funny, and sincere the entire time. He made everyone feel comfortable to be apart of the experience which was important to myself and my husband as we wanted everyone to experience the wedding with us.


Rachel521


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Captivating, personal, sincere!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From our first phone call to the inital meeting, I knew Mark was the officiant for us. Mark has the incredible talent of immediately putting people at ease. He is kind, genuine, thoughtful, warm, hilarious and witty. It's as simple as this - Mark loves love. He was very interested in learning about our love story and us as individuals. Any call or email Mark replied very quickly with throrough, helpful responses. It was clear Mark would be in our corner every step of the way. We took great comfort in knowing this!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Although we loved wedding planning, there were a few times we wished (as I'm sure others do) we were able to have someone who could take one task and handle it so there would be an element of surprise. Mark did exactly that. We provided Mark with very little direction as to how we wanted the ceremony to go. All we said, is that we hoped it would be personal and capitivating. The ceremony Mark wrote was absolutely beautiful, like a dream. Mark was eloquent, charming, funny and heartfelt. He knew exactly how to make us and our guests laugh (when appropriate!) and how to move all of us to tears (also when appropriate!). If I had to sum up our ceremony in one word, it would be enchanting. I'd also like to add to any bride or groom reading this, that Mark does a phenominal job of taking care of you and reminding you to be in the moment as well. My husband and I were so grateful for this especially, as it helped us enjoy each moment of our special day.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wanted our ceremony to be personal and captivating. We've attended way too many weddings lately where guests are playing on their phones or distracting themselves with personal thoughts. I've always felt that writing our own vows would be a great way to share our relationship and allow others to see another layer of our affection for one another. So we wrote our own vows and included handfasting. Both were a huge hit!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Immediately after the ceremony ended until even now (three months after our wedding!) guests have been raving about Mark! Several friends and family members have said wow - your friend did such an incredible job; how lucky are you to have a friend marry you. To be honest, we never corrected them, there was no point. Mark is and always will be a dear friend in our eyes and we feel so very blessed to have had our friend marry us.


rsansone
Wedding on 2013-08-31


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Customized and Fun!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely. We began by meeting Rev. Mark beneath his office to grab coffee, after that he asked us questions about each other and really listened to our responses. We loved the relaxed nature of the initial meeting and the fact that it was really fun- I heard responses from my future husband that even I didn't know!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Mark was great throughout the process of planning our wedding ceremony- he made great suggestions and worked with our ideas as well. We had a family member do a surprise (to us) reading and he worked directly with her to coordinate. In addition, he understood from meeting us and from our description of how we wanted our day to go that we wanted to involve our friends and family- we incorporated a modern offering of peace to one another and even had our guests all pronounce us man and wife :)

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests raved about our ceremony and just kept saying it was "so us"- that is the best compliment we could have received and are so thankful for Rev. Mark for listening and caring to get to know us. He made our wedding the "us" everyone loved.


MichelleV
Wedding on 2013-07-13


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He was amazing!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! We were comfortable around him from the moment we met him and as he helped us through the planning process.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mark added personal touches from our story to our ceremony that made it very special to us. He added humor and energy that I rarely see in wedding ceremonies.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows with Mark's help and added a part to the ceremony where we gave roses to our mothers.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We're still getting compliments about our wedding ceremony and how wonderful Mark was as our officiant!


Carla Dow
Wedding on 2013-08-02


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Wonderful Mark!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the very beginning Mark made us feel very comfortable. On our first meeting time we enjoyed a cup of the best hot chocolate ever and got to know each other. He wanted to know about the first time my husband and I met, who asked who on the very first date, what makes us laugh, the shows we watch on TV, past vacations, and about our everyday life together.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

On our day wedding Mark called us both to wish us the best day and to remember enjoy every minute. During the ceremony he made our guests laugh by sharing funny stories about us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark personalized everything for us. He offered several options for each part of our ceremony and was willing to incorporate our unique ideas too.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our family and friends still tell us how wonderful our ceremony was, and that's all thanks to Mark!


Lindsay Salaj
Wedding on 2011-07-09


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Best Officiant EVER!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes he made is feel beyond comfortable. He was confident in his knowledge of ceremonies as well as many other aspect of the wedding process!!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

His own personal touch was added on things that we wanted to have in our ceremony. He took our story and told it in a way that was so special- even to people that have known us forever.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose to write our own vows (my husband with help from the rev) and really made them personal to us. We also chose to do a wine ceremony, which I hadn't seen done in the past. After watching our video several times, our ceremony was amazing each time!!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I can't pick just one!!! Everyone STILL talk about our ceremony 2 1/2 years later!!! I guess the best ceremony compliment was the fact that several of our friends have used the Rev (that's what we call him) for their own weddings!!!


Robyn Grant
Wedding on 2013-08-03


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Wonderful!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Mark was the perfect fit for our wedding! From the moment my husband and I met Mark, we instantly felt comfortable and at ease with him. We met in person to discuss our wedding and he was excited, asked great questions, and had a fun personality that we knew would make our wedding exciting and special, and we were definitely right about that! Throughout the entire process Mark was always available and was easy to talk to and contact with any questions we had. He was extremely helpful!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mark had lots of great ideas for our ceremony and surprised us during our ceremony by talking about the details of our relationship we had shared with him during our meeting. It was great to hear him tell our story! Mark also helped us pull one over on our parents by surprising them and including them in a special hand ceremony during our wedding, which was amazing!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark personalized our ceremony so it fit us just perfectly. My husband and I are from different religious backgrounds, so we didn't want a religious ceremony. Mark managed to do a beautiful ceremony that applied to everyone and made everyone feel comfortable. It was more about two people being in love and was tailored to us and our relationship which was just right for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Since our wedding I've gotten tons of comments from guests saying it was the best ceremony they've ever been to. I think that's as good a comment as you can get, and it's all thanks to Mark!


Egencs1
Wedding on 2013-05-12


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The best in the business!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark is simply the best in the business. After our first meeting with Mark we just knew we had found the right person to marry us. It's hard to explain but we truly connected and he understood us as a couple. So much so that it was like we has known eachother for years!! He is professional, qualified, dedicated, responsive.... I could go on forever! The worse part about planning a wedding is the worrying that comes along with booking vendors and wondering if they will deliver what they had promised. From the beginning I never had any doubts about Mark! He not only delivered but exceeded our expectations 10 fold!!!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added the story of how we met and how we got engaged which was great because I would bet half of the people there didn't know!! He also quoted both Matt and I from our first meeting of how we spoke about each other. Which of course brought tears to my eyes!! He was awesome in every sense of the word!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My parents were worried when we told them we were not having a traditional church wedding because everyone in my family had a church wedding and because of the non church weddings we'd been to in the past that were quick and impersonal. Just "I do's" then it's over. Our ceremony lasted over 30 minutes and included every element we wanted. The ceremony was the highlight of our wedding and I will forever be grateful to Mark for all he had done. I come from a Catholic background and my husband Jewish so we combined a few elements of both into the ceremony - sign of the peace, breaking of the glass, etc. We also read personal vows which I strongly recommend. It personalizes the ceremony rather than the usual cookie cutter. We also did the wine box where we had wrote letters to each other and locked them away with a bottle of wine and will open on our 5th anniversary. Lastly, one of my favorite parts was the blessing of the hands including participation from our parents. We had not told them about it previously so their surprise during was amazing to see.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"Most romantic wedding ever. You set the bar very high for future weddings!"


Sharlyne_Vance
Wedding on 2013-05-05


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The best officiant you could ask for !

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark made us feel like family ! From the second we met him we knew he was the officiant for us !

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our guests absolutely loved mark ! He surprised us with a story about how we met and our (and our guests) favorite part was when he asked the crowed to say "we do!" Along with us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

During the ceremony mark had a remembrance ceremony for our loved ones who passed away, and friends in Afghanistan. He also told the story of how we met which was a nice personalized touch.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests raved about how personable Mark is, and how well spoken and easy to understand. The guests absolute favorite moments was when he included them into our ceremony by saying "we do "


Danae Saleeba
Wedding on 2012-11-11


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Amazing heartfelt Officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Comfortable? Ummm, YEAH! He felt like family. We had a connection since the minute my husband and I met him! He was so genuine.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He made the ceremony personal to what WE wanted. He accepted every opinion we brought to the table. We had an idea of what he would talk about but standing up there and listening to his words, they were so powerful to my husband, myself, and our guests. Loved every minute of it. I wish i had a script of what he said....

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had our grandparents who are no longer with us involved, we had a part where our parents were involved in blessing us. We had our grandparents read an excerpt from something we chose and we also are huge athletes so we decided to have something special for our unity portion of the ceremony. We decided to combine gatorades instead of candles or sand or anything traditional. Reverend Mark was ALL for everything and helped us plan! What an amazing person!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Friend: How long have you known your Officiant?
Me: 9 months?
Friend: it felt like he knew you and Nick since you were young! What an amazing ceremony!


Stephen Kubinski
Wedding on 2012-09-08


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A Memorable and Fun Filled Event

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Mark Larose interviewed us prior to putting together the ceremony. After speaking with him I really felt like he was trying to get to know us and our preferences to integrate that into our ceremony. He was very organized but also flexible to our needs.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mark was a creative, flexible and passionate contributor to our wedding experience. Have a clear idea? Tell Mark and he will implement it, plus build upon it. Not sure what you want? Mark will draw on his abilities and experiences to help you figure it out. I recall a special unity ceremony my wife and I wanted to do but were not sure how to implement. Mark helped us draft, modify and implement that event, coordinating with the hotel on details the day of the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark had us relive special memories with each other to use in his comments during the ceremony. We also did a special event of rose presentation to our mothers and remembering those who were not with us. Mark was very responsive to us the entire time always communicating and making sure he helped us prepare for the wedding. He truly made it possible for us to focus more on the experience of the day instead of logistical details.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That was the funniest and most fun ceremony I've ever been to


Natalie Benyon


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Went above and beyond...highly recommend!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

What else can I say other than Reverend Mark is truly amazing. I can't put into words how grateful I am to have met him. He's a genuine guy not only looking to make your wedding ceremony perfect, but to help you with everything along the way. Reverend Mark was always there for me and responded to me immediately with any questions and concerns I had. And to a bride that is very important! He understood completely what we were looking for in our ceremony but delivered more than I could have ever dreamed of! He had people laughing and crying, and touched many hearts. To this day, my friends and family are still talking about how special he made our ceremony. Thank you so much Reverend Mark, you've become a dear friend!


rebecca schatzer
Wedding on 2012-06-15


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Perfect Personalized ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Mark Larose made us feel comfortable from the moment we met. He's a really special person with an incredible personality. His presence is calming and he's a true professional. He's seen so many weddings that he just knows what to expect and how to calm you down should anything unexpected arise.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

As much as I always like to be in control and know what to expect, Reverend Mark still managed to surprise with a couple of things during the ceremony that we weren't expecting but absolutely adored! The ceremony was perfect.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Since I'm Jewish and my husband is Catholic, yet neither of us is particularly religious,
we wanted a ceremony that was more spiritual than religious. Reverend Mark gave us exactly what we wanted. He helped us choose readings and made suggestions we never would have thought of. We wrote our own vows with the help of Mark as well.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My friends told me that if they were ever to renew their vows one day they would like to have a ceremony like the one performed by Mark, as it was so personal and it wasn't the usual "I , so and so, take you, so and so, to be my husband...blah blah blah." There was so much depth to it. People left the ceremony knowing my husband and I more intimately from the words that Mark spoke about us.


Katherine Paquette
Wedding on 2012-07-21


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Mark is wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our ceremony was beautiful. It was perfect and exactly what we had hoped for. Mark's personality and words were perfect and fit us well. His interview questions were personal and utilized well in the ceremony. He is open and honest and willing to share his life stories and words of wisdom. He created a peaceful, respectful and kind atmosphere and seemed to truly understand our relationship. His message was perfect for us. He even told a few jokes when the time served. Mark loves life and seems to love his career. Overall, Mark is a wonderful man with a true gift.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Prior to the start of the wedding, I was stressed because of the lack of professionalism and organization of the caterers (Frungillo) and he was able to make me and my girls laugh and relax. He also did several favors for me which was wonderful, but not necessary. This was much appreciated.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added unique readings that we found on our own. We included time to give thank you notes and flowers to our mothers, give peace and love to our guests, and nailed love letters and a bottle of wine into a box to be opened on our 10 year anniversary. We will then rewrite our letters and close the box for another 10 years.

Mark was able to include everything we wanted in the ceremony. He also gave us several ideas to make the ceremony more unique to who we are as a couple.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

So unique and personal, yet beautiful and traditional.


Claire Almog


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Extremely Satisfied

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Mark. He was the most professional and caring oficiant, always making sure things were done well and in a timely manner and always making sure that we were happy at every step of the way. He helped to encourage us to enjoy our wedding and took away so much of the stress that is associated with planning a ceremony. He sat down and talked with us for two hours the first time we met him, allowing us to tell him our story. This allowed him to write an incredibly personal ceremony for us. We would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much!


Chrissy LaBate
Wedding on 2012-06-09


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Great


Stacy Schnurr
Wedding on 2012-03-10


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Mark Larose was wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark provided us with a personal, uplifting and heartwarming ceremony. We couldn't be more grateful!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Mark took the time to get to know us! Every moment of the ceremony reflected our values, personalities, and relationship. Thank you Mark!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Guests have called to say that our ceremony was the best they've ever attended. We agree! Many guests have asked for his contact information and wish to work with him on upcoming events!


CARRIE FORDHAM
Wedding on 2011-12-31


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Reverend Mark Review

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

SOOO confortable! He made us comfortable by being so very available and responding to all our needs immediately.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added so many personal details into our ceremony from our meeting, little things that were mentioned so when they were referenced in the ceremony it was super special.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Referenced many personal things.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They were impressed with Rev. Mark's professionalism as well as the customized, personal ceremony he wrote.


Audra Lovering
Wedding on 2011-10-22


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Nothing short of perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! Five minutes after meeting Rev. Mark, we felt as if we had known him for years! His amazing personality makes it so easy to talk to him and truely have a strong connection.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev Mark had the most unique, beautiful ideas for the ceremony and he presented these ideas in a way that didnt make you feel pressured to use them (we did because he gave us amazing ideas).

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We personalized our wedding by including our family in parts of the ceremony (1 example: My Father in Law presented the rings to us).

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We are still getting phone calls from family and friends about Rev. Mark! The guests LOVED him. We have recieved numerous compliments about how he actively included family and friends and how personal and love filled he made the ceremony.


Maribel Wahl
Wedding on 2011-10-21


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Brian & Maribel, If there is Love...it's PERFECT!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Let me start by saying that the original date for our wedding was on August 27, well we all know what happened that day. Irene came to town!!! We were very upset. He told me that rain was good luck and surely we were having tons of it. Rev. Mark made himself available to us, any time any day, by phone, e-mail or text. From the moment I spoke with him before we hired him, I KNEW HE WAS THE ONE. I told him so.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He offer FRIENDSHIP,he took away a lot of my fears. I felt safe as long as he was in charge. He had all of our guest participate in the ceremony. He made it fun and easy.
People loved him.
He made people laugh, he is a regular guy, with the touch of God. Thank you for making our special day even more remarkable. Mark you are one of a kind, we are fortunate to know you.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My three sons gave me away, my daughter was my Maid of Honor, my nine year old granddaughter was my junior brides maid my three granddaughters were my flower girls Mark helped us write our own vows. We felt very comfortable doing it. It felt as if we knew each other for many years an we are now personal friends, he knew our hearts and it was fine. He is genuine.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

With out exception, all of our guests had something to say about how perfect and well structured the ceremony was.It is all thanks to you Mark.
He is great
He is fantastic
He is different
He is very honest
He seems to know you well. Well Mark makes it easy to be open and honest with him.


Tanya Miranda


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Not just an officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I went through a few officiates before meeting with Rev. Mark and one thing that made him different from the others is that he wanted to get to know us first and not just ask us what we wanted in a ceremony. We didn't really know what we wanted. When we met with Rev. Mark, we had a good conversation about our kids, our politics, our histories (including his own), and it was so comfortable that we didn't notice the time pass by. I felt his suggestions were aligned with our personalities because he took the time to get to know us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev. Mark gave an summary of how my husband and I met and how we later started dating, stories from almost fifteen years ago. We had discussed this during our initial meeting but I did not know he was going to use the details in the ceremony. The guests who didn't know the story felt they learned a good deal of our past together, and those that were part of the story were exchanging details and remembering specific moments from 15 years ago. It was amazing to hear everyone's memories of our relationship from back then.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My 10-year-old daughter read a short version of A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton with large printout of the dinosaur drawings from the book for the guests to see. We also gave our daughter and 4-year-old son a surprise gift during the ceremony. It was important to us that they both be part of our ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They loved the kiss. Rev. Mark had suggested that we NOT kiss all day, and our photographer took a ton of almost-kissing photo before the ceremony, and when the moment came it was pretty dramatic for the both of us. After I had read my vows, my husband asked the reverend if he could kiss me now, and Rev. Mark replied "No." and we heard a few "awe"s and chuckles from our guests. A few of our guests teared up just from the moment we kissed; it was evident that we both really really wanted to kiss each other.


Jamie McKee
Wedding on 2011-09-24


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He has touched our lives forever

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark absolutely made us feel comfortable. He was easy to talk to- understanding of any and everything that we had going on in our lives- and flexible. The day of the wedding he gave us each a quick phone call that was very comforting. Also, right before the ceremony he made sure to visit each of us. He told me how excited my fiance` was and how great he looked. Which are such comforting words when things start to grow closer.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev. Mark mentioned our dog Gibson in our ceremony. Our dog is like our child and I had been on the fence about having him there the whole time and opted to not (He sheds really bad and I did not want to add to anyone's stress that day). So for Rev. Mark to mention him was so special. Also, the reaction of everyone when he said it was great because they all know what he means to us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Mark was able to take my Catholic upbring and his non-religious views and turn it into something that fit us perfectly. There was a great mix of spiritual meaning but it in turn solely focused on us...the couple. This is exactly what we wanted. Also, it was no more than 20 minutes long which was perfect!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Any and everything I heard was extremely positive- which is hard to hear when you have people who may be set in their ways. "Where did you find him? He was great!" "That ceremony was perfect!" "Your Reverend is so nice!" "I loved that he got us all involved-that was special"

But the best comment I think came from us..."That was Spot On!"


ryan moglia
Wedding on 2011-09-09


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Greatest Officiant Ever!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark is awesome..that's all you need to know. From the moment we met him we knew immediately he was perfect for us. He demeanor and approach make you feel comfortable..nothing about the process seemed tedious or like a 'wedding interview.' He was never pushy and overbearing but knew when we needed to talk and was always prepared..that is the key..always prepared and had great advice..

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Before anyone can add anything unexpected they first need to understand their audience. Rev. Mark did just that..he knew what meant the most to us, which allowed him to come up with great ideas for our grandparents and our 5 year old son.

At the end of the ceremony he had our son say 'Daddy you can now kiss mommy'..that went over very well..

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

His speeches were perfect. Not drawn out, very descriptive and touched upon all the great moments my wife and I articulated to him when we first met.

The ideas he had for our parents, grandparents and son were awesome..he basically directed our ceremony perfectly..and knew how to handle the staff where we were married..

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Here is all you need to know..my wife and I are Catholic and our Grandparents are very traditional. Not getting married in a church wasn't exactly what they envisioned. At the end of the ceremony both our grandparents thought it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever witnessed..they loved it.

And the ideas Rev. Mark incorported with our five year old son had people crying..


Geir Tufte
Wedding on 2011-06-24


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Great ceremony with a lot of compliments.

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark Larose made us comfortable from the second he came to visit us at our house. We had a nice conversation and he had all the right questions in order to get to know us and for him to get an idea of what the ceremony would be like. As the wedding approached, Mark would email and call to make sure things were going accordingly for not only the ceremony, but the whole wedding day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We liked that Mark was open to different options for the ceremony. He asked about our nationalities and if we would like any cultural traditions to be put in. He also did the research on the types of traditions in our nationalities. He had multiple ideas for the ceremony joining of our unions, like the candle lighting, the mixing of sands, etc. We chose the mixing of red and white wines which we thought looked great the day of and in the pictures.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Other than the mixing of the wines, which we're sure isn't uncommon, but the first we saw of it. Mark simply personalized it with his words, our story, and our vows. It was simple yet thorough and real! If you are reading this review prior to your wedding, let Mark stop by and see if you feel just as comfortable as we did having him do our ceremony. Mark and our D.J. stood out by a long shot from the other vendors and were the best for our wedding day, they made it the great time that it was.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

One guest stated "I've been to a million weddings and that has to be the best ceremony I've ever seen!!"


Lindsay Salaj
Wedding on 2011-07-09


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Unbelievably Personalized Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Comfortable is not the word that we felt. Throughout the entire planning process, we were made to feel like we were members of Reverend Mark Larose's family. From our first meeting. there was a connection between us that we new was just perfect! He was with us every step of the way and we can not thank him enough for making a "possible stressful stituation" completely effortless!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our ceremony was so special to us and our guests because it was not "cookie cutter". That is the complete opposite that Reverend Mark Larose does. He told our story which brought smiles and laughs to our close friends and family. He gave us so many options of how to make our ceremony fit us which is great because we didn't know there were so many possibilities of things to incorporate into our ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We personalized our wedding ceremony by writing our own vows which we read 1/2 of and repeated 1/2. We also added my husbands late mother into our ceremony by Reverend Larose speaking a few words in her name and having a moment for everyone to remember her specifically on our special day. That meant a lot to us and was done in such a tactful way, we truly can't express our gratitude. In addition to this, we also had a wine ceremony. which was something that was suggested to us by our Rev. and went very well!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests are still talking about our wedding ceremony. Usually people comment more on the venue. food, or entertainment, however we have received SO many comments on our ceremony and the Reverent himself, that we know how amazing he did. The best compliment that we have received was 2 of our newly engaged friends asking for his contact information for their upcoming weddings. Everyone seems to comment on the personalizaiton of our ceremony and how they loved how he involved our guests instead of just treating them as an audience. We can not say enough amazing things about Rev. Mark Larose!


Karen Marie Vito
Wedding on 2011-07-17


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Amazing Ceremony!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark is just very easy to get along with and he made the arrangement of our ceremony very easy to put together. He's very understanding of what you would like out of your ceremony and made everything very comfortable for us and our guests. The bits of humor in our ceremony made my husband, our guests, and I laugh and it made the ceremony memorable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing was unexpected as we all agreed at the initial meeting that humor was a must. We expected to enjoy our ceremony, and everyone, including us did!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wanted to incorporate remembering my grandparents who were my parents growing up. They're no longer with us, but having them included in our ceremony made it very special to my family members and I. A sand ceremony was included as we had an outdoor ceremony, humor as well.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests, and especially my mom and aunt, can't stop telling us how great the ceremony was...from beginning to end, it kept the attention of our guests. We received a lot of comments on how great the humor was and how nice it was that my grandparents were included. Overall, we are EXTREMELY happy with Rev. Mark Larose and we truly believe you'll get the customized ceremony you're dreaming of by having him as your officiant!


Karen Lee
Wedding on 2011-06-11


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Amazing Customized Ceremony!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Mark was amazing in every way, from helping us plan our ceremony, to helping us write our vows, and finally, officiating our wedding ceremony. From the moment we met him, he made us feel immediately at ease, and we talked with him for hours about our relationship. It felt as if we had known him for a long time. He was also exceptionally well-organized and easy to talk to.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Reverend Mark included so many personal details about us in our ceremony, details that made our guests laugh and cry. He also suggested including a wine ceremony and having our parents help pour the wine, so that we could include them. The ceremony flowed seamlessly.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Aside from the wine ceremony, Reverend Mark helped us write our personal vows. He helped us write them separately so that we would experience them for the first time at the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We had many guests comment about how fantastic Reverend Mark was at setting the romantic and sentimental tone of the wedding, while taking into account my husband and my personal tastes.


janine grimm


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One remarkable man!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

When my now husband and I met Rev. Mark Larose, it was like we were sitting down with a cup of coffee with an old friend. From the moment we met him, we knew he was the right person to marry us. He was warm, caring and truly interested in learning about us and our story. We sat down with for several hours as he listened to us talk...before we knew it the sun had set and we had booked our officiant and made a new friend!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We knew that our wedding was going to be customized to our love story, but we had no idea that Rev. Larose would go into a truly intimate level of detail of about our relationship. Many of of our guests remarked for weeks at the sheer beauty and emotion that our ceremony held.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Larose asked for some of the love letters that my husband had written to me during our first year together and he incorporated some of the phrases into our ceremony. Truly remarkabke!! I mean.. I can't even think of another officant that would do this. I am a professional photographer and I've shot many weddings and hands down, our ceremony MADE for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"There was not a dry eye in the house." MANY of our guests remarked at this. Also, many friends asked us if we knew Rev. Larose personally considering the level of detail put into our ceremony. At the time, we were just getting to know him. and now I can say he's like a member of our family!! If you are lucky enough to work with this wonderful man for your wedding consider yourself very very lucky! I can promise you he will over deliver and your ceremony will be comparable to no other. :)


Lisa Kochet
Wedding on 2011-04-17


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Rev. Mark is awesome!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the moment John and I met Rev. Mark we felt as if we had known him forever. He put us both at ease with planning the most important part of our day. He is extremely personable and insured that tthis would be the easiest part of planning the entire wedding. He was the first officiant we interviewed and knew before the end of our meeting that we wanted him to perform our ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

John and I wanted to write our own vows and Rev. Mark was very helpful and supportive through that process. He was available throughout the entire planning process even if it wasn't ceremony related. He was aware how important family is to the both of us and added a beautiful Native American saying about family. When he sent the ceremony to us to review it brought tears to my eyes because it was exactly perfect for us!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Mark included our history as a couple. The fact that we have been friends for so long before realizing we were meant to be together. He talked about the things we love about each other and the special movie we were watching when John proposed. He made our guests laugh with us and laughter is very important to our lives.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"How long have you known your Reverend? Because he nailed your ceremony!"


ashlie carmichael
Wedding on 2011-06-03


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the most talked about part of our wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

when we first met mark, he made it very clear and promised that this specific part of planning is going to be the least stressful...and he certainly was right. everything he had formatted for our ceremony was perfected and personalized, every i dotted and every t crossed. our friends and family could not believe how perfect the ceremony was, or how precise he brought out myself and ross's relationship. everything was absolutely perfect.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

he brought out the pure beauty of a wedding ceremony. made everyone realize why they were really there... not just for a wedding, but to celebrate and cherish the moment of two people taking the next step in life together.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

mark got to know us, not just from our first appointment but over the course of planning the wedding. he kept in touch and learned alot about ross and i that we never told him. when it came time for him to send us our vowes... every single word sparked our hearts. it made us stop and realize that throughout all the plans and the stress, this day was about us and the uniqueness that made us... us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"you're ceremony was absolutely beautiful, best i have ever seen... really right down to the heart, and you know me... i hate wedding ceremonies."


Suzanne Franco-Rossiter
Wedding on 2011-06-12


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Our Unique Ceremony 6/12/11

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mark was calm, easy going, and prepared. He made everyone laugh and even made everyone cry! He was totally focused on our ceremony!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He gave by husband a tic-tac when he walked it - I didn't know it until I watched the video and then I cracked up!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our vows together and then Mark made them even better!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"That was the most unique ceremony I/we have even been to in our life. If we were ever to marry again, we would want the same type of ceremony.


Marissa Deysel
Wedding on 2011-04-23


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Personalized, Professional and Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt immediately comfortable with Rev. Mark. He is funny and down to earth and so easy to get along with.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev. Mark went ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty! Not only was he an outstanding officiant (I received dozens of compliments that it was the best ceremony people had ever been to!), Rev. Mark got me a glass of water and was there to help with other wedding details that he wasn't even responsible for!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Mark spoke about my husband and I and how we met and really engaged the crowd. Everyone was blown away by that "non cookie cutter" ceremony. It was obvious that Rev. Mark took the time to get to know us before writing vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many guests said it was the BEST wedding ceremony they had ever attended!


Barbara Ann Ryan
Wedding on 2011-03-19


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THE BEST WEDDING EVER!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We were immediately comfortable with Rev. Mark. He is a warm, genuine, funny person. We knew right away that he was the right person to marry us and he did not let us down. In fact, he exceeded our expectations!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev. Mark asked me if it would be okay if he took a shot at trying to write our wedding vows. It was obvious from reading them that he really "got" both of us and they were absolutely beautiful. I could not have put my feelings into words any better than he had. My husband was very pleased with his vows as well and felt that Rev. Mark had read his mind/heart. I also really appreciated that he included a remembrance for my father in the ceremony. We honored my father (who passed away 7 years ago) and it felt like he was there with us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I wanted very few traditional things in our wedding ceremony (we got married in a tavern, so that wasn't very traditional to begin with!). So when I scowled at the idea of doing the lighting of the unity candle, Rev. Mark suggested a wine ceremony instead. We each poured wine into a carafe (white for me and red for my husband) and then this mixture was poured into glasses for us to drink. It was something none of our guests had ever seen before and it was very nice.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Just about everyone told us that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever seen. They all loved the fact that Rev. Mark included them in the ceremony as well. It made everyone feel like they were a part of our wedding and not just onlookers. Everyone also thought that the interjection of some humor by Rev. Mark was very appropriate for us and a lot of fun.


stephanie rossy
Wedding on 2010-10-08


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The perfect day!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt at home with Rev Mark the moment we met him! He took the time to get to know us and to understand our love for each other, and from that he created our perfect ceremony!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev Mark made sure that each nuance of the ceremony was created just for us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev Mark worked with us to make the entire ceremony as personal to us as possible - hand selected music, beautiful readings, an amazing wine ceremony in the place of a unity candle, a wonderful fusion of faith, tradition, and our personalities... it was filled to the brim with love.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"the most special ceremony they had ever been to. They could feel our love"!


kimberly masler
Wedding on 2010-09-24


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The BEST!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev Mark was amazing. We knew within a few minutes of meeting him that he was a perfect match for us. He made us feel comfortable right away and allowed us to share all of our thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Our ceremony was more than we ever expected it to be. Everyone at our wedding raved about how great the ceremony was. So many of our guests thought that Rev Mark must have been a long-time friend because our ceremony was so personalized. Rev Mark was always available to talk to, he responds to emails very quickly and is so easy to work with. You can tell he really loves his work and he does anything he can to make your day perfect! He even called me the day of the wedding to see how I was doing and ask if there was anything I forgot that he could pick up for me. I can not say enough about him! We loved the element of surpise the ceremony had. Rev Mark did not share our ceremony with us until the actual wedding. He also recommended that we write our own vows. Although we were a little nervous about this, we are so thankful that we did. It made the ceremony so special. Rev Mark made our wedding ceremony perfect!


Lisa Balderose


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LOVED LOVED LOVED OUR CEREMONY & REV MARK :)

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We loved rev Mark from our very first meeting- he kept in constant touch w/us- He was also very helpful prior to the ceremony- it was our pleasure to have him and can not say enough kind words about him and our wonderful ceremony

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The Rev Mark speaketh was beautiful based on stories we told him at our first meeting

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Tequila ceremony

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Not a dry eye in the house


Keturah Thatcher


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More than we could have ever imagined!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark made everything so easy and wonderful for us. We got to know him and he got to know us so well, it is wonderful to have such an amazing person in our life!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

There were so many wonderful surprises. He started off the ceremony by calming our nerves and making us smile; he printed out a picture of our dog so that he was there with us too! That was just the beginning of the nice little surprises.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We worked with Rev. Mark to come up with a ceremony that was very much us. The entire ceremony was custom, which is exactly what we wanted. Our most special thing was giving a ring to Joe's daughter, a symbol that the wedding brought us all together as a family, not just Joe and I.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was unique and heartfelt. :)


kristie wheeler
Wedding on 2010-08-28


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Beautiful & Personal Wedding Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

yes, Rev. mark made both me n my husband very comfortable. He set up meetings with us to discuss everything, and even emailed and called to check up on us. I knew the ceremony would be the last thing I had to worry about, because he made us feel so confident in his work.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added some nice details about our life together that probably alot of people didnt know so they really got to understand our relationship, and how good of a relationship we had built with him as well.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Rev. Mark personalized our whole ceremony. There was not one part that was generic or not unique to us. He told stories, included our loved ones that had passed, and added personal touches throughout our ceremony. It really went to show how much effort and time he out into getting to know us and our relationship, and it meant alot.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and I mean everyone. They all said it was so personal, and romantic, and could definately tell he had spent time getting to know us. They said they loved the personal touches because it let them into our life, and our love. Rev. mark did an amazing job, and I would recommend him to everyone. My ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt, and we owe it all to him.


Ana Arellano
Wedding on 2010-09-05


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Mr. & Mrs. Arellano

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Mark Larose made sure we were at ease every step of the way.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We did not expect for the ceremony to be as unique and memorable. It was like he knew every detail of our relationship and lives.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We didn' have the whole "We are gathered here today".... Rev. Mark Larose assured us of a unique ceremony and that was followed through till the very end.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests didn't have to say much- they were all crying by the end of our ceremony! It was sooo touching, and beautiful!


Christopher Perilli
Wedding on 2010-08-21


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Unforgettable Wedding and Officiant !

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We meet a lot of people in our careers and sometimes you meet someone whom you connect with instantanously. That is Reverend Mark Larose. I can not even begin to explain in words how comfortable he made the entire process. From the initial meeting, to writing the vows, he had ideas, suggestions and a complete understanding of our relationship. THe big day was amazing, I was very nervous during the ceremony and Mark made it go off without a hitch. He was incredible.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mark added something I have yet to see at many weddings, at the end he turned to the crowded and had everyone usher us in as bride and groom by asking them to repeat I now pronounce you husband and wife. I am sure this isn't for everyone, however our wedding was full of New Yorkers and NJites who loved it.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We both had special vows written with the help of Mark, and getting the crowd to participate was awesome.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I have had nothing but rave reviews about our wedding and so many people remarked how great Mark was, and how beautiful the readings were plus many felt it was such a refreshing change to have them participate. I would highly recommend Mark Larose as wedding officiant.


Sharon Wagner
Wedding on 2010-07-31


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Beautiful Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the day we spoke and met in person, Mark has been there throughout the wedding planning. Prior to the wedding he ensured both my husband to be and I were calm and ready for the big moment. During my vows I became emotional and he helped ease me through it with comfort and grace.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Speaking of "life's unknowns" and insightful poems as well as adding moments of humor. It was balanced perfectly.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wanted to give roses to our mothers as a symbol of gratitude and welcoming to our families. Mark suggested adding a note to the rose which made it even more special. We also added a butterfly release at the end of the ceremony. The butterflies were to be released by my daughter as we kissed for the first time as husband and wife. It truly was perfect.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

A friend of mine is single and not even dating at this time. She had pulled me aside and said she would definetly want Rev. Mark Larose to marry her.


michelle martin
Wedding on 2010-07-31


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Awesome !!!!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Very personable and engaging. Sweet, sweet person.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor. Also some very valuable suggestions for an unforgettable ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Giving our daughter a ring as part of the ceremony.Also a suggestion from Rev. Mark. Just beautiful and touching!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone had only wonderful things to say.


LORI SALIMBENE
Wedding on 2010-05-15


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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Salimbene

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the first phone call with Mark, we felt like he had been in our lives forever. He was very personable and attentive and said everthing we wanted to say

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mark helped us out with our vows...for me i knew what i wanted to say, but had some trouble putting it all together. Mark was fantastic and made me sound like a poet!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We included the memories of Michael's father and brother into our ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

our vows


Christina Hoffecker
Wedding on 2010-03-27


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Better than we could imagine!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes we were both very comfortable with Reverend Mark.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I was expecting to read my vows off a sheet of paper, it was a VERY pleasant surprise that he had us repeat our own vows after him.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We tried a few different ideas that Reverend Mark came up with as well as our own.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How unique the ceremony was and it was "magical".


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