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Brenda M. Owen
Greenville SC 29601
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summer gagnon


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Fantastic Wedding Officiant!!

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Brenda was amazing!! I was very comfortable with her, she had a way of keeping our wedding day as stress-free as possible. She took the time to get to know the groom (Joe) and myself before the wedding and wrote a very heartfelt ceremony. She thought of all the little (and some big) things that we didn't think of! She is a very sweet and caring person and that showed during our wedding.

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Brenda did such an amazing job! I can't tell you how many of Joe and my family members commented on the excellent and heartfelt ceremony she did for us!! Not only did our family love it, but Joe and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is getting married!! On top of delivering a beautiful ceremony, she came early to walk us through what to do, she even knew all the tricks to getting amazing pictures, then took beautiful pictures herself & helped us with everything we needed when the reception started!! If that wasn't enough, we could tell she had an amazing working relationship with our Dj and Photographer and it showed!! - She helped them with what they needed as much as you helped us!! We didn't know what we where doing and she did an amazing job thinking of everything we didn't think of! Our wedding went as smoothly as it did, because of her (I feel like her prices are far to low for all of the work she did)! We can't thank her enough!! She is way more then a great wedding officiant, she is truly the WEDDING WOMAN!!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Brenda sat down with us and talked about all of the different ceremony we could do. She wants to give you the wedding and ceremony of YOUR dreams. She did the blessing of the hands at our wedding and we found it truly beautiful and touching! She also said a few heartfelt prayers and wrote great vows! We asked for a shorter lengthened wedding ceremony, which she did without leaving anything out!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

There are too many to count! My mother found her very warm and loved her heartfelt words during the wedding. My mother in law loved how she helped walk us through the ceremony before hand and how touching her ceremony was.


Malisa Rhea


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Elopement

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda welcomed us like family and made us feel very relaxed and comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She took the time to write a beautiful ceremony and gave us a copy along with providing the documents needed for name change.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband is Muslim and I am Christian. Brenda personalized our vows and included tradions from both cultures.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

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Courtney Rode
Wedding on 2011-05-06


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Brenda

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, she's very friendly and has that Southern charm going for her. She was interested in our relationship and how we came together. She used this in our ceremony to make it more personable.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She sent us the script she used and we added or removed little things. We also specifically requested no mention of God or the Bible and she was very accommodating to these wishes. We also wrote our own vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All of our guests thought the ceremony was wonderful. They loved the comments Brenda made as well as our own written vows. We were overall very happy with her service!


Abby Crumpton


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AMAZING!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! Trying to figure out your ceremony when you are not getting married in a specific church is stressful. She made it really easy and simple. And almost everything was done via email, minus the first meeting and the rehersal- so there were no extra meetings that were not necessary.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We wanted our ceremony to be Christ centered. That is exactly what we got. I guess I thought using an officiant would be just about the I do's. But she was able to give us an intimate ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We used the sand ceremony and got a lot of comments about how cute and thoughtful it was after our wedding.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was a beautiful ceremony and very unique!


Janice Burts
Wedding on 2011-03-26


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. We both felt veryi comfortable. Brenda was awesome. She has this special glow about her that just radiated the room. This added to the ambiance of the setting. Honestly I don't think that there are any words that can describe Brenda. She just has this aura about her.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone thought that the ceremony words were beautiful and well delivered. The guest also loved the rose ceremony. I have a friend who is thinking about using it.


Marissa Whalen


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Renaissance Wedding was very well done

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, she was very professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

It was unexpected to observe a moment of silence for those who could not attend but we liked it alot.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did a handfasting which fit in with our beliefs and heritage.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They all loved the ceremony. They thought it was done very well and it reminded alot of them of there own vows. So in a way they were renewing their vows to each other while they were sitting there.


Mimi Coulter
Wedding on 2010-08-07


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Great!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

She was great! Very professional and made it a lot of fun!


Natalie Couch
Wedding on 2010-07-31


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She was fun and fabulous!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The whole situation of planning and getting married was very stressful, but Brenda really alleviated some of my stress by showing up to the ceremony early, providing a table for our sand ceremony, and by walking us through the whole process. I was nervous about arranging an officiant, but she was really nice and actually rather funny!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

When I think about an officiant, I think of someone who is rather stuffy and all business. I have seen other officiants when I attended weddings as a guest, and Brenda was by far the best one! She helped my clueless husband and I through the whole ceremony. She suggested that we get pictures of us signing the marriage certificate, which I would never have thought about.

We both love, love Brenda and are so happy she was our officiant! I would highly recommend her services to anyone! She is flexible and ready to adapt to the situation at a moment's notice. Thank you Brenda!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We integrated a poem into a semi-religious ceremony. We also included a sand ceremony. Since we had never seen anyone do this before, let alone participate in one, Brenda's guidance was much needed and she was right there to help us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many of my guests commented on Brenda's work. They thought she was fun and personable.


Jennifer Mojave
Wedding on 2010-05-29


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Highly Recommend Brenda Owen

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda made my husband and I extremely comfortable about the entire process. She was very thorough and on top of everything so we didn't have to worry about anything related to the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing was unexpected because Brenda was so on top of everything! The entire ceremony went according to plan. As a bride, anything unexpected is not what you need on that day in particular.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

She personalized our entire ceremony. Prior to the wedding we met with Brenda and she took about an hour to get to know us and our relationship and it felt like she knew everything about us by the time we were leaving. She used little details of that meeting to make the words in our ceremony mean so much!


Leigh Clark
Wedding on 2010-06-19


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Elopement special

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We were very comfortable with Brenda. She was very easy-going and we never felt hurried.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She and the photographer, Susan Grey (http://SusanGrayPhotographer.com/) worked really well together and were a lot of fun!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were married at the SC Botanical Gardens. We walked around the gardens and took pictures and when we were ready we stopped and had the ceremony. The whole morning was very relaxing and laid back, which was exactly what we wanted.


Tania Kane
Wedding on 2010-06-19


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Brenda was awesome!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. Brenda knew so much about so many different types of ceremonies that she was able to help us figure out what style of wedding would be perfectly suited for our personalities and the overall feeling we were going during the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We wanted a semi-religious ceremony but not too heavy on "God" or "Jesus", but it was important to us that the ceremony still feel like a wedding and be longer than 10 minutes. Brenda suggested in addition to the ceremony she would write for us that we add in a handfasting ceremony. It was beautiful and made our wedding even more memorable and meaningful.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We let Brenda write an original ceremony for us and included the handfasting ceremony. It was an outdoor wedding in the South Carolina mountains in a handcarved gazebo on family property. We incorporated my favorite color (orange) and flowers (daisies) into the bouquets and the groom and groomsmen each had a different orange ties. Rob's a cyclist so we had a reading about how love is like riding a bike. We also had a fireworks as party favors and we set off a ton of the big ones (S.C. has the BEST fireworks...not the little puny kind). Since there was room on the property, we also carved a trail and campground out of the wilderness for our friends and had a shuttles running from 2 of the hotels to the wedding so the guests would not have to drive.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

This was the most fun wedding I've ever been to.


Diane and Xavier
Wedding on 2010-04-16


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Highly Recommend Her Services!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda was our officiant at Twigs in downtown Greenville, SC and she was absolutely perfect from beginning to end! She took the time to get to know us and personalized our ceremony to fit our family. She is very friendly, efficient and a good hearted person who is pleasant to work with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant or minister. I'm sure she gives the same personal attention and overall experience to all of her couples - she's great and we highly recommend her services! : ) Xavier & Diane


mle stclair
Wedding on 2010-06-05


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Just the two of us

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

It was the perfect ceremony for the two of us. Being far from our families we just wanted something small and memorable, Brenda provided that and more for us. Her photographer contacts were great as she hooked us up with Susan Gray for our pictures. I would and already have recommended her to others considering getting married.


Latisha Robinson
Wedding on 2010-06-09


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Thanks Brenda for my PERFECT DAY!!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda made me feel very comfortable...I Love that she is direct and honest. She interacted with me and my family as if she known us forever.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Thank you sooooo much for including my mom into the ceremony. That was truly a wonderful surprise I will always hold on to.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We exchanged vows and Brenda printed them up so nicely.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Brenda, Lewis and I Thank you from the bottom of my heart...I truly had a perfect wedding. You gave us an AWESOME ceremony that I will never forget. Thank You for your time and tested patience! You and Susan are a great team and I enjoyed both of you. Love you for all you do!!

Love,
Mrs. Latisha Robinson


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Thank You So Much!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda came and talked with me (bride) prior to the ceremony beginning...she gave me some tips to calm me down.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Her personality ;-)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Wedding reading and our personal letter to eachother.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Brenda,
Hello! Thanks again for performing our ceremony! It was so wonderful.... We had so many people come to us and tell us how special they thought it was. It was just the way we wanted it to be! Thanks for everything! I would be happy to recommend you to any of my friends (or possible clients/couples of yours) getting married in the future!

We will never forget you!! Thanks again for everything you did!!! With the warmest of regards, Traci and Ed


AnnieOne


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Professiional and Personable!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda is a professional.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Willing to do whatever it took to make our day special.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Brenda, Thank you so much for all of your patience and concern for our family on such a special day. The ceremony was precious and it meant soooo much to us for the kids to be included. It was wonderful and everything was perfect! You are such a nice woman and I know with all my heart that we made the right decision choosing you. We will definately recommend your services to everyone! Special thanks for making it all possible. Josh, TJ, Tanner & Tucker

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many comments on the ceremony, how it was perfect for us. We recommend her services.


Fred N' Susan


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Everything was perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda was relaxed and confident. I was nervous but she came to see me and we spoke before the ceremony started. She reassured me, told me to breathe and just listen.
We did and everything went fine.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She sent us a copy of our ceremony about a week before the wedding so there were no surprises. She has a great personality and that came thru during the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

There was a list of questions we answered to customize our ceremony. She has lots of good ideas and suggestions.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many of our guests and family commented on what a wonderful, meaningful ceremony we had!


BettyBride


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Brenda Did A Wonderful Job!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Brenda did a beautiful job writing and officiating our wedding ceremony. She is a professional and as such, was able to put us at ease. We trusted her totally and she did not disappoint!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The opening prayer was very touching and the blended family Sand ceremony was more beautiful than I imagined.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

At her suggestion, we wrote our own vows which she incorporated into our ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Brenda did a beautiful job writing and officiating our wedding ceremony. We had several comments from friends and family afterwards about how beautiful and well written the it was. Everyone loved the sand ceremony! Brenda, thank you for your guidance and we appreciate the thought you put into our wedding ceremony.


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