On the Side of Angels
5 Reviews

4790 Yoest Drive
Columbus OH 43081
United States




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Why do couple choose me as their wedding officiant?
My wife, Amy, and I work as a team. We provide a male/female perspective to any wedding. She also serves as a backup for me even though I have never missed officiating any wedding.

Does it matter what religion each of us are or are not?
No. I serve you in a way that brings joy to your day. I've conducted wedding ceremonies where the couples were Catholic/Muslim, Agnostic/Lutheran, Baptist/No Faith, Spiritual/Presbyterian. I work with the couple to blend the traditions as much as they wish. I am just as comfortable serving you in the manner that helps you live out your own spiritual experience, whether devoutly Christian, Jewish, Muslim, purely spiritual or Agnostic.
Can we have a non-religious, spiritual wedding ceremony?

This is your choice. Most prefer a "spiritual" and not a heavily "religious" ceremony. It is your wedding and my goal is to officiate the ceremony that is right for you. You may find that what you desire is in line with what most other couples that come to me desire – reverent, special, spiritual, and pleasing to the parents without being too "over the top" in terms of religiosity.

Can we have a wedding ceremony that includes elements of different religions and religious traditions? Yes! These make for interesting, rich, meaningful wedding ceremonies. I have conducted ceremonies that blend religions, working with you and your various traditions to put together a ceremony that truly reflects your wishes.

Are there any prerequisites for using you as our wedding officiant, such as counseling?
No premarital counseling or coaching is necessary and people do not have to share my beliefs in order for me to conduct their ceremony.

Does it matter that either of us have been married before, divorced, or have children?
No. Many of the couples I've married are on their second or third marriage. If there are children involved, I often include them in the ceremony. They are recognized and vows are taken to them as well.

Can we write our own vows or make changes to your basic wedding ceremony?
Absolutely! I encourage you to personalize your ceremony as much as you wish.

What do you wear when officiating weddings?
Usually I wear a suit and tie when I officiate, but many couples want something that is in line specifically in with their theme or style, so I do have other ensembles as well. I have worn a reversed collar with a ministerial robe.

How is the booking of my wedding handled?
You are booked when I receive a deposit of 50% of the total fee and a contract is signed.

Can we pay the entire balance when we book to get it out of the way?
Yes. The balance can be paid at least 2 weeks before your wedding day.

How far in advance should I confirm a wedding officiant?
The sooner the better. Sometimes I am booked a year in advance, so do not delay!

What about last minute requests?
I usually can accommodate any couple but sometimes there are timing considerations. I have done many weddings on short notice, (one within 30 minutes from the call) and we were able to work through the details without any difficulties and have a wonderful ceremony.

Do we need a marriage license?
Yes, you must purchase your wedding license within 60 days of your marriage. If you are already married and are looking to renew your vows with a first time style, a marriage license is not required.




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Wedding on 2012-03-17


Personable
Customized Ceremony
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Presence

Great Wedding officiant and LOTS of fun wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Greg and Amy are true professionals. Everything came together perfectly and the ceremony written was perfect for Donald and me. We were engaged on St. Patrick's Day and married on St. Patrick's Day. The Gordons listened,incorporated our ideas and created a perfect ceremony specifically for us. I would rate them 6 stars if I could. The Gordons are very warm and gracious people.



Wedding on 2011-06-04


Personable
Customized Ceremony
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Kasey and Steve's wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Greg and his wife Amy were so personable from the start. We met them over coffee, and they really dug deep into getting to know Steve and I. This really made the whole experience that much more personal. Greg and Amy spent our rehearsal dinner with us, getting to know our families, so that when our big day finally came Steve and I felt really comfortable up at the alter getting married! :)

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I think the whole experience of getting to know Greg and Amy, and them making a lasting impression on our lives was the most unexpected. Steve and I hired a minister as one of the last items we did in our wedding planning. We really just needed someone up there saying "do you Steve, and do you Kasey?" but what we got in Greg and Amy was amazing. They made us feel so comfortable,as well as our family and guests. Our parents loved them. They really spent time getting to know us as a couple. We really appreciate them making the whole experience of the ceremony, icing on the cake!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Greg and Amy wrote the ceremony, but they were very detailed in asking the questions that made it personal to us. ...From our comfort level with religious views, to asking if we had pet names for each other, to funny little quirks about each of us. Subtle jokes during the ceremony made everyone laugh, and made those of us that were nervous at ease.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone said the ceremony was so natural and so "Kasey and Steve". Steve calls me "darlin", they wrote into the ceremony "I now pronounce you "official darlins!" This was a great token. Also, Greg and Amy stayed for our reception and spent much time getting to know our guests, which everyone loved as well.




Personable
Customized Ceremony
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Our wedding officiant was excellent.

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We did not expect to have such a wonderful wedding. Everything went perfectly.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Greg was warm, funny and really knew what was needed to make everyone feel great.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had several additions that Greg added with ease.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We loved your wedding.



Wedding on 2011-05-29


Personable
Customized Ceremony
Reliable
Presence

My officiant, Greg (and Amy)

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Both Greg and Amy are so easy to be with, so relaxed, fun, and open to ideas. They also are organized and efficient, as well as imaginative and professional.

I highly recommend this team!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Greg and Amy easily implemented our last-minute changes.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Most memorable event!



Wedding on 2010-09-22


Personable
Customized Ceremony
Reliable
Presence

May I Suggest Min Gordon?

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I was very comfortable with the Minister Gordon. Along with his wife Amy, they were quite welcoming to my wife and our family and friends.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

While my wife and I were willing to participate in a very low-key wedding, Minister Gordon suggested the Park of Roses---a wonderful idea indeed.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My wife and I took advantage of the lovely scenery at the Park of Roses and encouraged family and friends to take pictures of us---as a couple and as a family.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

In all honesty, we received comments indeed, yet I don't recall any particular comment which stands out among the rest.

Vendor's Response

I enjoyed working with Jermaine and his wife. I normally officiate 1-3 weddings per week. I advertise that I can officiate any type of weddings including those to be done quickly. This was the fastest wedding, as far as length of time for the ceremony, I have officiated all year. Jermaine called me on a Monday and said "I want to get married as quickly as possible, anywhere, even at your home." I asked him how fast he wanted the ceremony completed. Jermaine answered "Immediately." I asked what type of ceremony he desired. Jermaine said, "A fast one - no more than 5-10 minutes." I asked him if he and his fiance had prepared vows. He said, "Yes, we have." I said, I know a beautiful place and you can be married this Wednesday. "How does that sound?" Jermaine said, "That would be great." It was a beautiful day and the background of roses was perfect. I gave Jermaine a reduction in price because he is a military man. I am sure he and his wife, Kanisha, are doing great!


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