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Hello, I am a non-denominational minister serving MD.,VA., D.C., PA. and DE. I am here to provide a service that meets your needs from simple to simply elegant. My intent is to officiate weddings for people who are spiritual but not necessarily religious. I love working with all people and honor and respect whatever your beliefs and values are, and I incorporate them into your ceremony. Your wedding, your way!




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Tim Sutfin
Wedding on 2012-10-20


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Thank You Ginny!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From the moment we first sat down with Ginny to discuss our ceremony, it was like we had known each other for years. She is a true peoples person, and was able to get us to open up about our relationship very quickly. We met with her for 2 hours initially, and that really showed with the level of personalization she added into our ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny added a level of warmth and personalization to the ceremony that we didn't really expect to have from an officiant who didn't know us personally. She also had a very calm and genuine way of delivering the ceremony, which made the whole ceremony feel even more personal and meaningful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny was able to understand our relationship, and she asked all of the right questions to get to know us better. She was able to pick up on little inside jokes we have, and those types of personal moments made their way into the ceremony, making it extra special.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Almost every guest I spoke to said that our ceremony was the most moving, and genuinely special ceremony they had ever witnessed and been a part of. We can't thank Ginny enough for making our wedding day so perfect!


breana johnson
Wedding on 2012-10-16


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Our Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny definitely made us comfortable. She spoke to us as if we've known each other for a while. We immediately felt like family to Ginny. She was amazing.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

In addition to our marriage certificate from the state, Ginny made one for us with personalized touches.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows. After we were done saying them, Ginny told us she can tell they came from the heart and well done. Amazing!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We recorded our wedding to show to our friends and family as they were not there. When they watched the video, they told us we seemed so comfortable and that Ginny seemed so genuine. They can really tell she cared a lot about our ceremony.


Heather Aviles
Wedding on 2012-10-06


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Awesome!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was awesome! She listened to our ideas and requests when we met in person and exceeded expectations when she performed the actual ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny made us laugh during the ceremony and everyone at the wedding commented on how much fun it was. I know that is not a comment made often at more "traditional" weddings.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

There was a portion in the ceremony on how we met and that we were "stuck" together that made everyone laugh, but really reminded my husband and I of how we met and how we felt.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was the best wedding they had been to in a long time!!


Jamie Jones
Wedding on 2012-09-29


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Absolutely wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny did a wonderful job making us feel as though we could trust her from the very beginning. At our in person meeting, Ginny was very responsive to our ideas for the ceremony and gave us helpful advice and ideas. She responded to telephone and email communication quickly.

As part of our ceremony, we had a blending ceremony involving my 7-year-old daughter who was very nervous about being in front of all the guests. At the rehearsal, Ginny's gentle approach allowed my daughter to feel comfortable and confident during the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Most of the marriage ceremonies we've been to could be used for anybody. Ginny took time to get to know us and was able to add a personal touch into the ceremony that made it even more special to us.


Amy Boland
Wedding on 2012-08-04


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Thank you Ginny!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We loved Ginny! She was so kind and did a wonderful job with our wedding! Everything was perfect! Thanks Ginny!!!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did a sand ceremony with my daughter and my daughter also did a reading. We chose our own blessing as well and went with the Irish blessing.


Ania Bernat
Wedding on 2012-06-03


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Wonderful Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was fantastic, we loved everything about her. We received many compliments on the ceremony she performed, it really was a great one! I would recommend her to everyone. She's kind and caring and it's obvious she truly enjoys what she does. Thanks Ginny!


Claire Petersen


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May Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Ginny made us feel very comfortable with her kindness and calming nature.


S Curtis
Wedding on 2012-03-24


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Great Officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, when we first met Ginny she was very easy to talk to and nice to work with. She is open to ideas if you wish to make your wedding ceremony unique or do things a bit differently. Yet, if you want traditional, she can do that too. We really liked how she let us review the ceremony prior to the event, so we were able to ensure it was exactly what we wanted. We also really appreciated the resources she provided. She gave us pages of wedding and ring vows to pick from since we weren't keen on writing our own but didn't want to use the traditional vows. We ended up meshing a few vows together which worked out perfect. Ginny is definitely a great officiant!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She provided my husband and I with a beautiful keepsake copy of our marriage certificate and our ceremony. It is wonderful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We actually rearranged the order that the wedding party was to enter as well as mixed a few vows to make our own unique wedding and ring vows which was really nice.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All of our guests loved our ceremony. We received so many compliments on how our ceremony was romantic, traditional with the vows, etc but unique since we were able to pick our own vows. Ginny also created a comfortable environment as she talked with many of the guests prior to the start of the ceremony. We also had some of our family members ask for copies of our wedding ceremony because they thought it was so beautiful.


Ashley Brooks
Wedding on 2011-10-01


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Beautiful Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt very comfortable having Ginny as our officiant. She is so sweet and kind, she was even able to make my husband open up to her who is normally on the quiet side. During our meeting she got to know us and used that to make our ceremony personalized. We opted not to do a rehearsal, but Ginny came early the day of the wedding to help us quick practice which really put us at ease.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She provided a detailed questionnaire that she used to really make our ceremony personalized in addition to our meeting in person. She also provided lots of options for vows and ring vows. We were able to preview the ceremony wording before the wedding, but hearing the words on our wedding day it was even more beautiful than we expected.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had a moment of silence for our loved ones that passed, during which a gust of wind came in. Ginny made a quiet comment that "they're here" and I got goose bumps. Wow. I also liked that she personalized our ceremony by saying how my husband and I met, and what we loved about each other. The entire ceremony was perfect.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone I've heard from loved the ceremony saying it was beautiful... elegant and yet also casual.


Jamie Bay
Wedding on 2011-10-01


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Terrific Officiant!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely. She was organized and ran through the program in advance and joked with us to keep us calm before the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She made a few jokes that only my husband and I could hear during the ceremony which made the whole experience more enjoyable and less stressful

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She got to know us a bit before the ceremony and could reference who we were as people during the ceremony itself.


Nancy DiCarlo
Wedding on 2011-09-30


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Awesome officiate :)

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes...Ginny is extremely personable, and welcoming. I felt comfortable around her as soon as I met her. She seems very interested in learning about you and your fiance so that she can provide exactly what you want in your wedding ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny gave us a personalized copy of our wedding ceremony that we can keep to remember our wedding day and even use later down the road for vow renewals. She also filed all of our paperwork with the state and provided in depth instructions on how to change my name and file the proper paperwork which was a HUGE help.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny gave us a large selection of vows and readings to give us ideas as to things we could select. We were essentially able to write the ceremony with her guidance so that it was worded in a way that related to us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My mom just loved Ginny and the ceremony which meant a lot :)


Daniel Silvera
Wedding on 2011-09-24


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Ginny went above and beyond to meet our needs for the ceremony and rehearsal

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

When we first met her in February, we felt very comfortable talking with her. She has a warm demeanor, asks good questions, and is an excellent listener. She stood out from the crowd enough that we booked her on that day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny went above and beyond in making it to our rehearsal. It took her three hours in traffic and horrible weather. Without her, the rehearsal would not have been successful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own ceremony, based on materials provided by Ginny and from other sources. She did a meticulous job proofreading our ceremony, and was able to make small changes that we didn't catch.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Well....most comments dealt with the "background music." We had an outdoor ceremony and spent our time worrying about rain and wind. We had neither rain nor wind, but there was a nearby music festival that drowned out parts of the ceremony and the guitarist! Ginny handled it all with grace and elegance. And in the end, it was kind of funny -- we embraced it.


Ruth Mae Finch
Wedding on 2011-09-03


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Fun, Personal, Unique & Memorable Wedding Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny is a very warm and inviting person. She met with us before the wedding - asked us about our values, beliefs, hopes and dreams. She incorporated all of this into our wedding ceremony. Ginny also made us very comfortable during the ceremony. As a result, we were able to say our vows without hesitation. We always knew that she would take care of us as the ceremony progressed and she did.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing. The wedding ceremony was completely expected. Ginny had written our ceremony prior to the wedding, so we knew exactly what to expect.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Outdoor wedding. Unity Candle. Vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Delightful, sweet, and very warm. It was spiritual without being preachy.


Allison Fleck
Wedding on 2011-07-16


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Wonderful Wedding!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny made us feel extremely comfortable. She met with us 6 months before wedding. She really talked to us and got to know our values, beliefs, hopes and dreams.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Actually we surprised her. We had a Harris Hawk fly through our crowd, land on the best man's arm and deliver the rings. Ginny had no practice time with the Hawk (we did tell her about it ahead of time) but she didn't miss a beat! She walked right up to it, took the rings from it and played into the whole surprise to our guests. She was wonderful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny incorporated portions of our "love story" - the story of our courtship and romance.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests thought she had known us for years - she was so intuned to everything we felt and wanted for our wedding day.


Mary Benson
Wedding on 2011-07-15


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Flexibility and Open-Mindedness

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt comfortable only because she allowed us to change anything that made us uncomfortable about the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We didn't have any last minute surprises.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our ceremony was touching and personal without being in any way religious. We're an atheist couple with religious families, so we needed our ceremony to omit religion without alienating our guests.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

People remarked that our ceremony was very "us".


sara herman
Wedding on 2011-05-29


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Best Officiant EVER!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Very comfortable- we were able to meet with her about 6 months prior to the event to discuss our relationship and what we value in our relationship. She has a warm smile and a vivacious laugh!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Just an outstanding story about our relationship and meaning of love... Nothing that we didnt appreciate!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

For the most part our ceremony was non-denominational with a Jewish twist. With Ginny's assistance, we were able to personalize our wedding and ring vows. Honestly, the entire ceremony, from walking down the aisle to taking our picture with Ginny following seemed like it all belonged in our Love Story.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Multiple guests commented on how sentimental and special our vows were... (They all thought that we had written them on our own... he he he) Many also commented on how they couldnt keep the tears from falling!!


Danielle Ring
Wedding on 2011-05-01


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Simple and perfect

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. She was very warm and seemed to be genuinely excited for us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A personalized ceremony based on the questionnaire we answered.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We used the Basic Package, so were not able to create any part of the ceremony. But Ginny took the answers from our questionnaire and personalized the ceremony where she could. We were also able to indicate that we wanted a simple, modern ceremony of about 10 minutes total. We left out many parts we did not want (there were options for candles, blessings, and other symbolic and traditional pieces), but included the ones we did such as the exchange of rings, and having Ginny say our vows for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I loved how intimate the ceremony and celebration were. We were actually able to sit down, talk to people, and get caught up -- which tends to be unusual for lots of wedding celebrations.

Also--that was a very short ceremony, unlike a church!


Catie Marino
Wedding on 2011-04-16


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The ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I felt comfortable the entire time with Ginny. I must admit, I was two to four weeks behind in planning most aspects of my wedding. Ginny came highly recommended so I thought she might already be booked for my date, but I figured it can't hurt to ask! Even though we were behind schedule, Ginny worked with me and my fiance and made us totally comfortable. I felt totally relaxed putting our ceremony in Ginny's hands. When we met with her she put us at ease. When we spoke with her I knew she was the right fit!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Even though we only met with Ginny for about 30 minutes, it seemed like she "got" mine and my husband relationship. I did not expect her to make the ceremony so personal with so little knowledge about us. She understood that our relationship revolved around laughter and that family was very important to us. She made our non-denominational ceremony very personal and very memorable.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We didn't really do anything to personalize our wedding ceremony. We had a short non-denominational ceremony. Ginny's words were the only thing that really personalized our wedding for us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

During the ceremony we had a really cute situation with our five year old ring bearer. We got him a pillow with the fake rings attached to it and when she asked for the rings, he marched right up because he had the "real" rings. She comforted him, letting him know he had the real rings but we were using fake ones for the ceremony. It was so precious how she made sure he knew he was doing a great job. My favorite comment from a guest was from my now mother-in-law. She said she thought it was amazing that she handled the situation so delicately without bellttling our ring bearer and making him feel like he was still the most important man on the floor.

Since I can very rarely narrow any of my favorites to a single choice, my mother-in-law also said it was beautiful how Ginny was able to understand our character and put it into words in front of our family. She was great.


Lucas Ives
Wedding on 2011-04-08


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Very Happy Couple

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny Carson is an excellent officiant. she is warm and kind. The words she spoke at the ceremony were absolutely beautiful. We are very thankful to Ginny for being part of out special day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Her commente during the ceremony were even more beautiful than we expected.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny made our wedding very special and personal. She listened to us, guided us through the process and in the end, our wedding ceremony was representative of our lives and our personalities. We chose our own music and wrote our own vows. It was perfect.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Several people said it was the best or most beautiful wedding they have ever attended.


Angelia Fell
Wedding on 2010-12-04


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Highly Recommended!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

She was very easy to talk to and kept reminding me that I was around the people I love so nothing could go wrong that would matter. She was very ill and yet always had a smile on her face. She made our day wonderful! She even practiced a few extra time with me so I would not be so nervous about saying my vows.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She was very calm and patient. She read a beautiful poem that was not only touching to my husband and I but our guests also.


carolyn lensch
Wedding on 2010-09-18


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Great Officiant for Beautiful officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, When my husband and I met with her we felt very comfortable and knew she would be the perfect match to work with us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny Carson provided us with a beautiful, completely customized ceremony for our wedding. She gave us plenty of advice and suggestions but only as much as we wanted and were looking for. She performs her services because she is passionate about what she does, and you can see it in the planning and execution of her services. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more info, facebook.com/carolyn.mele.lensch, but once you call/e-mail/meet Ginny, you will see what Jon and I saw, and will know you made an excellent choice with Ginny.


Marelise Voss


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Our ceremony & vows were our wedding highlight!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I picked Ginny from WeddingWire because I liked her sunshiney look in her picture. On the phone, she was personable, so I had my fiance call her too to discuss payment details and get a feel for her. He liked her, so we set up an in-person meeting that turned out to be a lot of fun.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

At our meeting, we really enjoyed sharing creativity with Ginny. We talked about the projects and hobbies we like, and Ginny showed us the iris paper folding and jewelry crafting she does. She even dug up yellow flowers from her yard, which are now growing in our back yard!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny emailed us a questionnaire asking about our relationship, how we met, wedding parties, personal values, spiritual beliefs, wishes and peeves, what kind of ceremonies we might like included, etc. We filled it out together and it was a helpful start to discussion. Then she sent us a beautiful draft ceremony that was moving and poetic. It really reflected water themes, which are central to how we met and our relationship itself. Editing the draft together, we had an emotional breakthrough that pulled us closer. Since we were writing vows ourselves, she sent us several documents of examples of wedding and ring vows. We adapted vows to "repeat after me" and also adapted a verse that we recited together.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All in all, our ceremony and vows were our favorite part of our wedding. Many guests commented afterward how moving, genuine, and unique our ceremony was, and that they actually enjoyed listening to it. We were incredibly proud to say things that really represented our relationship, values, personalities, and feelings, and these all started with Ginny!


Becky Dillon
Wedding on 2010-07-06


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Ginny is the BEST!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny is very sweet and kind. She completely put us at ease. We felt like we had known her for years. We couldn't have been luckier or feel more blessed to have Ginny officiate one of the most important days of our lives!!!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny performed a prayer/moment of acknowledgement & silence for my grandmother and for my husband's mother both of whom have passed. We miss them both dearly, and to mention them by name was so touching and important to us. Thank you Ginny.


gillian mccusker
Wedding on 2010-05-30


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Was great!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was very pleasant when we met her in person, we had a nice conversation and she inspired our confidence.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Hand made earrings!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We mostly planned the ceremony via email but she gave lots information to help us personalize our own vows


Andrew Estel
Wedding on 2010-06-19


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Highly recommended!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was great! She really tried to get to know us in a short time, and she was very accommodating of our requests for the ceremony. She did a great job at the rehearsal, and she was kind and professional at the ceremony. She even brought her own microphone when we realized we didn't have one! She's sweet and professional--highly recommended.


Michael Guilbault


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Stop Looking...If u need an officiant, here she is

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! She took care of all our needs, answered all our questions, and brought a warmness to our planning and ceremony that made us feel like we were in good hands

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Calm spirit, attention to detail, keepsake ceremony book and vows, etc....


Patricia van Vliet


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We loved our wedding ceremony, thanks Ginny!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt very confortable with Ginny. She is very friendly and warm and made us feel special for her.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She was very talkative with our friends and family before my arrival and after the ceremony. She even helped the groom to put his boutonnier when the rest of the family was so nervous to help him :-). After the ceremony she sent us a very nice email, and we hope to keep in contact with her.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We asked her to talk about our baby (I am 7 months pregnant), she mention her and her name; and to talk about our family members that traveled from so far to come to our wedding. Also asked her to tell our friends it was very important for us their presence in our wedding. And finally we choosed the Hand Ceremony as a way to offer our love to each other.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

A friend told us: It is the only wedding ceremony (besides my sister's one) where I was moved to tears. Also a friend asked us: Where did you find the marriage officiant? Also some others were saying that they really liked Ginny and that she seems to be a nice and friendly person. Indeed she is!


Christina Boucher
Wedding on 2010-06-04


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Couldn't have asked for a better officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

She was very friendly and made me and my now husband feel more like friends than clients. She was open to our thoughts and feelings and wanted the ceremony to be exactly as we wanted it.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

During our meeting with her she let me choose some earrings from a wide variety of handmade jewelry sets she has. They were all beautiful!!! I thought that was very cool.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Created my vows from one of my favorite poems and picked out a Irish Blessing since my husband and I are both Irish.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was so original!!! We did a hand ceremony which many guests had never seen before and they thought it was just so beautiful. That is the exact reason we chose it. Ginny pointed it out to us in our first meeting together and I loved it and it turned out to be the hit of the ceremony.


Katie Massie
Wedding on 2010-05-21


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Love Ginny!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, from the first time we met Ginny until the wedding day we felt totally comfortable. Ginny has a very warm presence that just sets you at ease, and made us feel as though we knew her for years.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny had a number of different ceremonies to add that we hadn't heard of, beyond the sand ceremony and the candle ceremony, ultimately leading to our choosing of a pebble ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows. When one of u had trouble finding the words Ginny was there with helpful hints and encouraging words.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests thought the entire ceremony was beautiful.


Jennifer Kunkel
Wedding on 2010-05-05


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Ginny was great!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was able to go at a pace that I could handle considering how nerve wracking the whole wedding experience thing is...

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She added the ability for the ceremony to be not just about the bride or the groom but about everyone present.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Short and sweet without being sexist.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They all loved the fact that she did not talk about any traditional "roles" of the bride or groom. They were eternally grateful for how short and memorable the ceremony was.


Amelia Frost
Wedding on 2010-04-24


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Absolutely Wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! She was very warm and welcoming to both me and my husband.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing. She was very upfront about everything.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

When we met before the wedding, she asked us when we knew we loved each other and she added that to the words to the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How nice the vows and ceremony were.


Ronda Bennett
Wedding on 2010-03-01


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I contacted Ginny to officiate the wedding for my Mom. Ginny responded promptly and I immediately felt a connection with her. She personalized the ceremony to reflect the relationship between my Mom and her fiance perfectly. Our guests were very touched by her words. She was wonderful.


G Neben


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Ginny is fantastic!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was easy to talk to right from the start. She is open minded, kind and truly wants to make the ceremony perfect for the bride and groom.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny gave us wonderful ideas to include and involve the children in the ceremony. She also allowed us to re-write certain parts and was supportive and gave us tons of positive feedback.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We personalized everything with Ginny.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That the ceremony was beautiful and that the content (words) truly reflected us, the bride and groom.

Ginny was absolutely amazing. We had to delay our wedding due to a blizzard and she was incredibly flexible. She saved our wedding!!! We recommend Ginny to anyone, anytime, anywhere!


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Ginny made us very comfortable throughout the entire wedding process. She was easy to talk to and wanted our wedding ceremony to be what we wanted.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny emailed us supplement information that was very helpful, such as how to obtain our marriage license and FAQs on how to change my name.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny wrote our ceremony specifically for us. We also had a reading.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

One of the most common compliments we got at our was that the words Ginny chose to use were beautiful.


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HIghly Recommended

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny made us extremely comfortable. She was warm and inviting and made our day very special

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She put together a copy of the ceremony and was happy to take photos of us. She was so sweet and gave us recommendations on things to see while we were on our honeymoon.


sls


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Highly Recommended!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We conducted most of the process by e-mail yet the moment we met Ginny we felt as though we'd known her forever!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She gave us a special certificate and a copy of our vows.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny had a very thorough questionnaire that was fun and easy to fill out and from that she wrote such a beautiful ceremony that showed just how we felt about each other!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was just the two of us, Ginny and our dogs at our home but it couldn't have been any more special!


Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales


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Review of our ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We met with Ginny at her home two months before the wedding. She was very friendly and helpful. She answered all our questions and took a genuine interest in making our wedding ceremony special.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She didn't just show up to pronounce us as husband and wife and sign the marriage license. She acted as a true friend.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She made sure the entire service was what WE wanted.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone was very impressed with the service and with Ginny's warm, friendly personality.


Mrs. Sackey


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Sackey vow renewal

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ginny was really interested in our thoughts and ideas. We communicated several times via phone and e-mail to give our own personal touch. She even asked our opinion on her attire which I was impressed with.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I really wanted a scripture from Corinthians included in our ceremony and without telling Ginny she already had the scripture in the rough draft!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Just a few details about our relationship.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My guests said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have ever attended.


Meganville2


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Dan & Jan

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We met with Ginny prior to the ceremony and just developed a comfortable relationship. She made us very relaxed-you just felt like she was your friend for years. Ginny did not judge or push any religious beliefs toward us. She makes you feel whatever your thoughts and beliefs are is the right choice for your wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A very personal touch. This wedding was very special to us since we had been through previous rocky marriages. She touched our hearts with her words and expressed how we really felt about the marriage.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She met with us to learn about what we expected and wanted in the ceremony. This gave her an opportunity to get a feel on us as a couple. Ginny provided a lot of choices for the vows. We did not have a difficult time selecting what needed to be said. She guided us through the ceremony with ease and made us very comfortable. She was extremely reliable with communication prior to the wedding. There was never a problem about getting in touch with her if we needed to add or change something.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The guests just had compliment after compliment about the ceremony. Our family and friends knew how special this marriage was to us. There were tears on many faces which just added to the marriage ceremony itself. I would highly recommend Ginny to anyone needing any type of spiritual ceremony.


chelsey53085


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Lehman Review

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

She was very easy to talk to and made it clear that she wanted our special day to be exactly as we had always imagined...It turned out perfectly!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our story! We didn't know it would be part of the ceremony, but we loved that she included it! It was such a great personal touch.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We met with Ginny and just answered a brief questionnaire about ourselves, our family, and our relationship. After we filled out the questionnaire we discussed with Ginny how we wanted our ceremony to be set up.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They thought it was absolutely beautiful and very personalize. They also thought it went perfectly and that Ginny was the right person to marry us.


bellfredo


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Kimberly & Frederic - 09/20/2008

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Nothing, Ginny did not need to as we could not have met/had a better person to officiate our ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny added some very nice words to our ceremony, we only wished she had been able to stay and celebrate with us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had given a lot of thought and had already chosen our vows, she added some nice touches.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved the words/vows we had chosen, love Ginny and are still asking when the next event is (just not wedding).


dstolarik


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As much or as little help as you need...

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Had a great questionnaire that prompted us to really consider what we wanted in a ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor in a warm and appropriate way.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did not have to provide anything. We elected to provide certain religious props (Greek-Orthodox crowns) and we created our own handout for guests (although Ginny made a beautiful commemorative handout for us).

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

At the risk of sounding immodest, ALL of our guests told us it was the most moving and enjoyable ceremony they ever attended.


chelstack


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Our Minister

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

invited us to her home, listened to us, our requests and brought several of her own great ideas to the table as well.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She pulled out a tissue from her robe during the ceremony as I started to cry.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was a surprise wedding for our guests and our Minister played right along with the surprise. Everyone was truly blown away.


allens


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recommended officiant

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The thing that she did that made me feel most comfortable was give us a draft of the ceremony as soon as she had a real working copy. This allowed us to make any changes and to also just know what was coming on the day of the wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ginny added very personal touches to the ceremony. We live out of town and were unable to meet in person until the rehearsal. However, she was able to gather a lot about us just from phone conversations and e-mails, and she used these insights to make a personal ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Ginny provided a questionnaire that both bride and groom filled out which made it easy for us to answer the questions that she needed to get to know us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests haven't commented much on the ceremony itself, but we were very pleased.


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