LoveNotes Weddings
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Wedding on 2015-10-24


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Great officiants and great for interfaith marriage

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Joe did a great job at helping us through the planning process and creating the perfect ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He was able to take a story I told him a beautifully tell it during the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

The book that comes along with the service was of great help in planning the ceremony and the website makes it very easy to submit what you have planned. Joe also was able to give us drafts of the ceremony to review ahead of time.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The story he told of my wife and grandmother was beautiful and had guests in tears.



Wedding on 2015-05-16


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Sonny Gann

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From our first meeting, Sonny was personable, genuine and laid back.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He provided suggestions and recommendations for us in the ceremony. Ideas on ways to include the kids in our ceremony

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had my husband's children (my now step-children) hand the rings to the best man during the ceremony. It was a nice way to incorporate them into the service.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The officiant was spot on!




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Carol was absolutely wonderful - an A+ in our book

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol made us very comfortable from the very beginning - we loved that she included the entire family in the ceremony since we are now a blended family

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

There was nothing that was unexpected because everything was discussed up front

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were allowed to personalize our wedding ceremony from the get-go - they had suggestions of wording, etc. that was extremely helpful

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our 12 year old daughter said that she wants Carol to perform her wedding when she gets married someday!!



Wedding on 2014-03-29


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A+ for Pastor Daniel Erickson and Love Notes

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Everything about the ceremony was perfect!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Everything had a little bit of a personal touch since he took so much time in our initial meeting to get to know us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were able to pick and choose every part of our ceremony to create a 100% personal experience for our guests.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Something very simple... all my vendors love that Love Notes officiants know to step to the side when the Groom kisses the Bride! Makes for a much nicer photo!



Wedding on 2013-11-02


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Beautiful Ceremony, Wonderful Day!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Chuck Cisneros had a wonderful calm and peaceful demeanor, but just the right touch of humor. Everyone loved him!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I wish I could remember the exact words--but it was during the ring exchange. The Reverend mentioned the word "commission" as part of the vows --then nodded at my husband as I placed the ring on his finger and said--"now that takes you out of commission!" Everyone enjoyed the lighthearted humor! I have a photograph from that exact moment of us at that alter, laughing, and it's one of everyone's favorite pictures from our wedding.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We went fairly traditional and religious for the ceremony words, but went with non-traditional "Texas Country" for all of the music from the processional to the recessional.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We had so many guests tell us it was the best wedding they had ever attended!



Wedding on 2013-10-05


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Rev. Al Taylor was wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

He took the time to meet with us several weeks before the wedding to discuss our different options for ceremonies. He also discussed several different options of attire he had for our wedding style. From there we emailed/called/texted back and forth with Al to make all of the final arrangements.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

On the day of the wedding, Al drove an hour and a half to our wedding location, and he made sure to be there an hour and a half before our wedding start time. Our wedding actually ended up being an hour later that we anticipated because it was an outside wedding, and Mother Nature was not cooperating. Al mingled with our guests and kept them informed on what was going on

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were able to use the wedding ceremony book options to perfectly customize the wedding based on our personality, style, and beliefs. This helped set love notes above the rest because we knew the exact outline of the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Rev. Al Taylor was very charismatic, personable and very professional.




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Lovely Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Definitely. He was there to help out but not pushy

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our wedding was themed and he went out and bought the bowler hat, suspenders, and converses to match : D

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I got to choose between all of the different ceremonies that they provided to mush one together that matched best

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

He has the perfect hat for his face.



Wedding on 2013-09-07


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Rev Chris Marx was amazing

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Love notes and Rev Chris Marx were so helpful and amazing in all what they did and he was so understanding to our needs and what we want to have in our ceremony. Also you can pay using any method you like so it doesn't have to be only cash and that is convenience to us that we were looking at. I strongly recommend using Rev Chris Marx for your wedding ceremony needs.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Love notes and Rev Chris Marx were so helpful and amazing in all what they did and he was so understanding to our needs and what we want to have in our ceremony. Also you can pay using any method you like so it doesn't have to be only cash and that is convenience to us that we were looking at. I strongly recommend using Rev Chris Marx for your wedding ceremony needs.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Love notes and Rev Chris Marx were so helpful and amazing in all what they did and he was so understanding to our needs and what we want to have in our ceremony. Also you can pay using any method you like so it doesn't have to be only cash and that is convenience to us that we were looking at. I strongly recommend using Rev Chris Marx for your wedding ceremony needs.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Love notes and Rev Chris Marx were so helpful and amazing in all what they did and he was so understanding to our needs and what we want to have in our ceremony. Also you can pay using any method you like so it doesn't have to be only cash and that is convenience to us that we were looking at. I strongly recommend using Rev Chris Marx for your wedding ceremony needs.



Wedding on 2013-08-18


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Highly recommended!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Sonny Gann is so personable and friendly. After only meeting with him for about an hour before our wedding, we felt as if we had known him forever. He is very professional, yet also friendly and relaxed. We felt like we "clicked" with him right away and were so happy that he was available to officiate our wedding ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Sonny kept his sense of humor and personality throughout the ceremony, so in areas where it was appropriate, he would throw in something to make us all laugh or smile. It helped us to feel much more relaxed!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We wrote our own wording for the sand ceremony and customized it by involving each and every one of our guests. Sonny helped us to figure out the best way for it to flow during the ceremony and he did a wonderful job making it more beautiful than I had imagined!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"That was the most beautiful ceremony I've ever seen!"

Big thanks to Sonny! :) We highly recommend him and LoveNotes.



Wedding on 2013-06-09


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Wonderful Wedding Officiant!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We went with Love Notes Clergy Services for the officiant at our wedding, and Marty Younkin was the reverend who officiated. We could not have asked for a better, more personable officiant who gave us exactly what we wanted. One of the best things about Love Notes is that they allow the bride and groom to decide how the wedding can be conducted. They offer a vast variety of service options, from the short & sweet, to the traditional or religious, to the blending of families, and much more. Marty, in particular, was a wonderful officiant! He made the extra effort to get to know us and find out what we wanted on our wedding day, what mood we wanted, and he delivered above and beyond. Many of our guests commented to us after the ceremony about what a wonderful job he did! I highly recommend Love Notes (and Marty in particular) for your wedding officiant!



Wedding on 2013-08-11


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Chris Marx

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Chris Marx was our wonderful wedding ceremony minister. Nervous? No need if Chris is there! Worried? Not with Chris helping guide you through! Concerned? You won’t be! On the joyous day you can expect to experience sensory overload. Chris is a calming influence and makes sure you do everything right with aplomb, elegance and a touch of light-heartedness. A lot of our guests expressed just how impressed they were. He has a presence that you want in your photos, but manages to stay in the background. Your ceremony will be in good hands.




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Exceeded Expectations

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We planned our wedding from out of state and Ken was flexible with our schedules. He did phone conferences with us and was very responsive to our emails.
He was also very good at communicating exactly what would happen the day of the wedding so there was nothing unexpected. This really helped calm day-of nerves.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ken added some humor into our ceremony that was tasteful and hilarious.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We pieced together the language provided by Love Notes to create the interfaith ceremony that we envisioned. We also incorporated some family traditions into our ceremony that Ken handled perfectly. And we wrote our own vows which Ken reviewed for us ahead of time.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We got so many compliments about our ceremony and about Ken specifically. Everyone thought he was funny and personable and that he made our ceremony more enjoyable than other weddings they had been to. We provided referrals to some of our engaged friends because they said he had the exact presentation they wanted at their wedding.




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LoveNotes was wonderful

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Pastor Joe met with us before the wedding and took time to get to know us and listen to what we were envisioning. Leading up to the wedding, he was timely in all of his communications and he put together a ceremony that reflected everything we had talked about. The day went smoothly and it really felt like a dream had come true. My husband, Travis, and I loved every minute of it. I would recommend Pastor Joe and Lovenotes to anyone!!!




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Reverend Al Taylor

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. Absolutely. Al was wonderfully calm and sincere and put both of us at ease immediately.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

What was wonderful about our experience was that everything was thoughtfully put together and planned. We loved that nothing was unexpected!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We found Cherokee and Czech readings to highlight our family history.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone thought the ceremony was beautiful. Our families very much enjoyed working with Al.



Wedding on 2013-06-08


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LoveNotes - Marty is AWESOME!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty - of LoveNotes - was amazing! He took the time to get to know us, and made sure the ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted. He is able to provide levity if that's what you're looking for - or a more serious tone for your day if you prefer. Our wedding day was perfect, largely due to Marty!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He just put us all at ease - both for the rehearsal, and for the day of the ceremony - he made us all laugh, and put us all in an a calmer state of being. He was truly spectacular, and I will use him again

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty met with us before the ceremony to ensure all our personal touches were exactly as we wanted them.

He asked what colors we would be wearing for the ceremony and ensured he was coordinating.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

At least half of the guests at my wedding (of 110 people) made mention of our officiant, and how wonderful he was.

I have known 2 other couples who were married by Marty, and were equally as happy with his services, and my cousin - who will be married in the fall, has already worked to procure his services for his wedding.



Wedding on 2013-06-15


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Perfect!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Totally did, especially I was nervous about making all of my blended family feel included!



Wedding on 2013-06-08


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Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I cannot say enough wonderful things about LoveNotes! Our officiant was Dave Tucker and he was perfect! He made the entire experience effortless for us, I never had to worry once about anything! Completely professional and extremely easy to contact (he ALWAYS responded immediately with any of my e-mails or phone calls!). Our wedding was a "surprise wedding", in which we had a surprise wedding ceremony at our engagement party and of course he was apart of all the secret keeping and did a great job! He blended in well with our guest during the "engagement party bit" and no one thought a thing! During the ceremony he was great, everything ran smoothly and he did every single thing that he said he was going to do (no unwanted or unplanned surprises!). He was funny, easy to talk to and made every minute of the ceremony rememberable. I would recommend him one-hundred times over! Thank you Dave!!!



Wedding on 2013-06-07


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Amazing job Randy!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Very and was very easy to talk too!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added funny jokes in the ceremony which we loved.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

i added reading and poems that my mother would have loved.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

everything was beautiful!



Wedding on 2013-05-18


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Our day was perfectly us!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Dave Tucker was very personable when we met and he assured us that our wedding would be just the way we wanted. He truly meant what he said and every part of our ceremony was "As we wished". Revered Tucker took the time to get to know us before our ceremony, he was very responsive to all of our communication, and his professionalism put us at ease. He made our day so beautiful and special

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My husband and I are both light-hearted, happy people and Reverend Tucker took the opportunity to add a touch of light hearted humor at appropriate points in our ceremony. He won over the guests and us and helped bring joy and laughter to our special day. Another unexpected touch came after our ceremony. During photos of the wedding party, Reverend Tucker pulled out our marriage license and suggest having our maid of honor and best man sign as witnesses would make for a great memory and beautiful photo. He was right, and I'm so glad he did!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

With Love Notes, you are able to personalize your ceremony precisely how you want. From the prayers, to the vows, to the readings, to special touches, your ceremony will be completely and totally custom to you and your partner. My husband and I were married at Lost Oak Winery in Burleson, TX. We exchanged vows under an old oak tree in front of the vineyard. We chose the unity cup celebration in lieu of the unity candle tradition. Each of our mothers poured wine from individual carafes into a single wine glass. They left a bit of wine in each individual carafe signifying our separate lives before we met. Then we each drank from the single wine glase signifying our married life together. This had special meaning to my husband and I, standing in front of the vineyard where the grapes that made the wine we drank grew and also as a symbol of the communion cup from my Catholic upbringing. It was all very meaningful to us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Guest after guest came up to us and said how beautiful everything was and how very "Kelly" the wedding was. It was such a compliment to hear how perfectly "us" our special day was.



Wedding on 2013-04-14


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Very Thoughtful and Helpful Service

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Love Notes and specifically Reverand Zinser was a service I used to find an Officiant for my wedding. Love Notes referred me to Rev. Zinser. I could not have asked for a nicer person. We met with him face to face and he has such a warm nature and seemed genuinely happy for our upcoming day!

I cannot say enough nice things about Love Notes and Reverand Zinser.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

This service is incredible because it provides you with an entire workbook with all sorts of different types of wedding ceremonies, tradtions, non-traditional things to add and everything in between. It helps you create and write your own ceremony, beginning to end. VERY HELPFUL!!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added a gift presentation to my 5 year old daughter, all available in the book that comes with using Love Notes.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved how we included my daughter in the ceremony.



Wedding on 2013-04-20


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Thank You LoveNotes!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Chris made us both feel extremely comfortable from our initial meeting through the ceremony. These were intimate details of our lives that we were sharing in order to create the ceremony that conveyed what we were looking for.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He was so responsive to all of our questions and had great suggestions to help us incorporate my teenage daughters into the ceremony as well. The day of the ceremony he went above and beyond to help settle "wedding nerves" - thank you Chris!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We needed a mix of civil and spiritual to accomodate both of our beliefs - it was also important to my husband to include my teenage daughters after we exchanged our rings - so Chris suto include them suggested adding a wedding tradition that was a committment to them (and us) as a family - it was beautiful

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"Your ceremony was absolutely beautiful and a unique combination of both of you!"



Wedding on 2013-04-06


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AMAZING!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Very! We hired Ken Byrd and he did a great job! He's very kind and a great professional, so he made me feel very calm the whole time.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He made some great jokes and everyone loved him!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband is Persian, so we needed to incorporate a lot of Persian elements in our ceremony, while keeping the classic american traditions. Our officiant did an AMAZING job mixing those elements together and explaining the Persian ones to the american and other foreign guests. I'm so glad I picked Ken to do this!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That it was the most beutiful ceremony they had ever seen!



Wedding on 2013-04-06


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Honeymooning for Life!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We felt absolutely comfortable in his presence! He showed up to the ceremony early and wanted to make sure we were prepared, because we did not have a rehearsal. The ceremony ran smoothly and he was a delight to be around!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The company completely exceeded my expectations for timeliness and flexibility! I contacted LoveNotes on March 30th (Easter weekend) and they replied to my request within a day! My husband is in the military and we wanted something special, but we were in a time crunch and wanted to get married on April 6th. I was very impressed with how quickly LoveNotes contacted me and they continued to be efficient through out the whole process!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Not only was Rev Joe flexible and accommodating, but he wanted to give my husband and I a ceremony tailored to our desires! He provided us with a variety of vows and ceremony pieces that we could include in our wedding. We could not have been more happy with the services provided, it was beautiful!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My mom was a bit skeptical because I found the Reverend online, but after the wedding she was in tears and said it was such a lovely ceremony and she thought Rev Joe was perfect!



Wedding on 2013-03-10


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Rev. Chris Marx

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Chris was extremely easy to work with, and helped keep a relaxed atmosphere. He did a great job keeping everyone at ease, and you can really tell that he really cares about his role in helping couples start their lives together.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Chris really rolled with the punches. As expeceted with all the nerves, some lines were messed up and Chris worked around it without missing a beat.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Chris really picked up on that we are not an overly emotional couple and he heplped to keep things light.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Before announcing us as a couple, Chris asked Thomas what the date was. After he answered Chris said that it was an easy enough answer now...but for years he would have issues remembering today's date.




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LoveNotes is the perfect choice!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

My wife and I could not be more pleased with LoveNotes and Rev. Dave Tucker, who served as the officiant for our wedding. We were truly blessed to have found Rev. Tucker. He guided us through the entire process - he really helped us put together a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that we will treasure with such happy thoughts for the rest of our lives. LoveNotes provided us with so many different ways to personalize our wedding ceremony; the resources that they provided us were very thorough and gave us lots of options for each part of the ceremony.

In the months leading up to our wedding, Rev. Tucker was always available to us whenever my wife and I had questions. He really made it a point to be as accessible to us as he possibly could. On the day of our wedding, Rev. Tucker could not have been more helpful to us. He answered all our questions, and guided us through how everything would work. The ceremony itself was amazing - it was everything and more that we had hoped for. My wife and I received so much positive feedback afterwards from our guests about Rev. Tucker. Everyone who attended our wedding was so happy with him.



Wedding on 2013-02-13


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Perfect Choice!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. Very friendly, professional, and experienced.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Knew just the right time to add something funny to keep everyone at ease.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Used Love Notes wedding guide to decide what type of wedding we wanted as well as what we wanted included in the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

He was a perfect choice for a minister!



Wedding on 2013-02-23


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Thank you Love Notes for a beautiful ceremony!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Minister Ken Byrd with Love Notes officiated our wedding recently and I was very impressed by not only his professionalism but the level of detail and organization the Love Notes provided in helping me plan my ceremony. I would definitely recommend them to any bride that is looking for an officiant/minister for their wedding! :)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did a sand ceremony with my 2 daughters which turned out beautiful and will be a treasured memory.



Wedding on 2013-02-23


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Love Notes was excellent

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Was in control, managed the details, personable with guests. Just an all-around great job

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Added humor (at our last minute request) to the service which just made the ceremony a memorable experience for all of our guests.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Minutes before the bride walked down the aisle I asked Marty to put some humor into the service. He gladly obliged and didn't disappoint

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How long have we known Marty. I didn't have the heart to tell people that the first time I had actually met him in person was at the ceremony.



Wedding on 2012-12-07


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Great Service and Great Pastor

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We had the wonderful privilege and opportunity to use LoveNotes, and Pastor Daniel Erickson for our wedding. From the moment we met Daniel, we had a connection with him! He is very professional, super responsive, and did a fabulous job helping us plan for our wedding ceremony, as well as at the rehearsal and at the ceremony itself. We HIGHLY recommend LoveNotes and Pastor Daniel Erickson! Feel so blessed to have found them and Daniel!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Daniel stepped us through every step of the process...from initial meeting to the order of the ceremony. He was fantastic!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

LoveNotes gives you ceremony options and personalized it just for us! Both of our Fathers have passed, and Daniel wrote some very nice ceremony opening comments that honored them both.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"What a beautiful ceremony!"



Wedding on 2012-09-01


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Perfect Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Lovenotes made coordinating and finding the perfect officiant and creating the perfect ceremony for our wedding easy and painless! The tools they provided took a lot of pressure off of us and allowed us to create a meaningful and personal ceremony that truly reflected who we are as a couple. Our officiant Chris Marx was fantastic! He met with us and walked us through all of our options and helped us create the perfect ceremony. His cool and calm demeanor during the whole process, from first meeting, to rehearsal to the big day itself allowed everyone involved to relax and enjoy themselves. Chris orchestrated all the parts of the ceremony with professionalism and aplomb. All of our guests felt that the ceremony was a perfect reflection of our personalities and that the wedding was wonderful and memorable! Everyone thought Chris was excellent!



Wedding on 2012-11-10


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Extremely Impressed

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Going into the wedding I was told by several people that if something does not go as planned, (flowers, candles, lighting etc), the guests will not notice. I strongly disagree with that comment. People WILL notice the officiant. Chris was noticed by everyone and everyone gave their compliments. He smiled, he laughed, he made us laugh and had a very relaxing presence which I found to be his best quality. If anyone I know is ever looking for an officiant, Chris Marx would be my answer.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added some of our own vows.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The is the best wedding I have ever been to.



Wedding on 2012-10-12


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Chris was amazing!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Chris did an amazing job at our wedding. He was fun and engaging and guided us through the whole process. We had several people come tell us after the wedding how great he did, including my grandma! He made it fun all while keeping the ceremony traditional and focused on the moment. We would absolutely recommend Chris for your wedding!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He really made both of us comfortable and kept it light and fun.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We used the Love Notes workbook that Chris provided us and we were able to customize the entire ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My grandma kept raving about how great of a job Chris did!



Wedding on 2012-10-12


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Life Savers!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

After finding out that our scheduled minister was not going to be able to perform our wedding 2 weeks before it was to happen, we were in a BIG jam. Randy and Love Notes Weddings were life savers!! They were extremely helpful, very professional and very reasonable priced. A special thanks goes to Randy who drove in 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic to make it to the ceremony. He did a masterful job as our minister... thank you Randy!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

After finding out that our scheduled minister was not going to be able to perform our wedding 2 weeks before it was to happen, we were in a BIG jam. Randy and Love Notes Weddings were life savers!! They were extremely helpful, very professional and very reasonable priced. A special thanks goes to Randy who drove in 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic to make it to the ceremony. He did a masterful job as our minister... thank you Randy!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

After finding out that our scheduled minister was not going to be able to perform our wedding 2 weeks before it was to happen, we were in a BIG jam. Randy and Love Notes Weddings were life savers!! They were extremely helpful, very professional and very reasonable priced. A special thanks goes to Randy who drove in 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic to make it to the ceremony. He did a masterful job as our minister... thank you Randy!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

After finding out that our scheduled minister was not going to be able to perform our wedding 2 weeks before it was to happen, we were in a BIG jam. Randy and Love Notes Weddings were life savers!! They were extremely helpful, very professional and very reasonable priced. A special thanks goes to Randy who drove in 2 hours of bumper to bumper traffic to make it to the ceremony. He did a masterful job as our minister... thank you Randy!



Wedding on 2012-09-22


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Wedding Ceremony

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Chris Marx is a professional! He made us clam the nerves and made our day special.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Everything was done as planned!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Chris helped us personalize our wedding and gave us creative ideas!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone that attended to our wedding said it was one of the most beautiful weddings seen!




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Wedding on 2012-06-22


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Great!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely-- Chris was both professional and personable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He made our ceremony seem very warm and sweet with a bit of humor-- just what we wanted.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

People asked where they could see him as a pastor and many were surprised he WASN'T our pastor.



Wedding on 2012-06-30


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Marty was wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty made us feel comfortable from the very beginning! He was always available if we had a question.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We asked for a casual and light-hearted ceremony. Afterwards, guests kept telling us how funny Marty was-just what we had hoped for!



Wedding on 2012-06-15


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Great Experience

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From initial meet and greet through the service a great experience

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Quit witted that added substance to ceremony

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Personalized every bit of te ceremony down to changing of a couple words at the last moment to fit our situation

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

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Wedding on 2012-05-05


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Would recommend!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Dave Tucker was very warm and open when we met him. He made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My grandmother had passed away two weeks prior to the wedding. Dave suggested that we add a memorial to my grandmother, which I really appreciated.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We picked and chose the different vows, prayers, etc. and developed the ceremony that we were most comfortable with.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Guests have said how "stress free", "relaxed" and "intimate" our ceremony was.



Wedding on 2012-02-04


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Ken Byrd is AWESOME!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From our first meeting with Ken, we realized there was nothing to worry about. He is an easy going guy that makes you feel calm and in good hands, but you can tell he is very organized and won't let anything slip by. He has a great way of mixing the spiritual with the humor of the couple in an appropriate way.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ken added appropriate humor to the ceremony, and even more importantly, a lively guest to the cocktail hour. So many of our guests commented on how much fun he was to hang out with during cocktails. He is a great conversationalist!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our ceremony was personalized in every way. We had very specific wishes and Ken accommodated all of them while adding personal touches.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

You minister is so cool!




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Thanks LoveNotes for making my wedding so special.

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Ken is incredible.
Dear Ken, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful and so special.The entire event was perfect. So many people told me it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to and I agree. It was beautiful.You made sure the day was as great as it could be for Ryan and I and all our guests. I hope you have a successful end of year, and all the brides are as stress free on their special day as I was thanks to the support of you and your staff at Love Notes!
You are the Best and I am glad that you were the official at our wedding! You are truly amazing at what you do.

Happy Holidays,
Alessandra



Wedding on 2011-11-26


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Thank you so much!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We used LoveNotes for our wedding and Lou Whitworth was excellent! He was very professional, extremely friendly, and was the perfect fit for our wedding! We loved having him be a part of our big day. He made the vows special and meaningful, but made us laugh at the same time, which was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you again Lou for making our wedding so memorable! We really appreciate it!

Sincerely,
Ryan & Jessica KELLER! :) Woo!!



Wedding on 2011-11-12


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Carol was excellent

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol's demeanor was great through the entire process. She put us at ease, and her conduct of the ceremony itself earned a lot of nice comments from our guests after the ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We had given Carol a totally customized script, so we were not looking for her to add much of her own. But she still inserted a number of value-add comments during the ceremony, such as crediting our work with her on the script and giving some good additional context about some of the readings we selected.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Carol encouraged us to make the ceremony our own by choosing the words to be said, and the ceremony-planning book provided by LoveNotes ("A Wedding Ceremony To Remember") was a fantastic resource for making that happen. Not that we would expect others to do the same, but we chose every word of our ceremony by adapting suggested passages from "A Wedding Ceremony To Remember" and selecting other passages and readings we found online.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests gave several compliments about the wedding ceremony location and Carol herself. One of our great-aunts commented, "This wedding is in my Top 5, and I've been to A LOT of weddings."



Wedding on 2011-10-15


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Marty Yonkin; Genuine, Sincere and Witty

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely. Look, it's not every day a Groom will set aside some time and willingly jump on a wedding site. The reason being; Marty Yonkin. From every interaction, to the ceremony itself, Marty is the consummate professional. Despite his years of experience, despite the number of weddings he's done, he delivers, and makes you and your bride feel like the most unique, the most special couple he has ever interacted with.......

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty is very fluid and genuine, but unexpectedly witty too..... His timing and delivery of jokes within the ceremony was perfect, and really kept our guests attention and gave a sense of calm to all including ourselves....

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We aren't religious and Marty understood this and allowed us to design our own ceremony excluding things, and inserting things as we saw fit......My favorite thing that we did during the ceremony, was to turn, and say a few words to each other.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We had and still do have a lot of people coming up to us and saying "Best Wedding Ever"...I can't tell you what an honor it is to hear that from so many people.



Wedding on 2011-10-08


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Helpful and Responsive

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The company is organized (i.e. the planning workbook) and professional. Keith Long did an amazing job. If I could give him a 6 out of 5 for reliable/responsiveness, I would.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

At the rehearsal, it was mentioned that witnesses on the license are optional, I asked if our mom's could sign. The following day after the ceremony and various pictures, Keith found me and handed me the license signed by him and our mothers. I had only mentioned it once, and he had accomplished it without me even noticing.



Wedding on 2011-10-08


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Marty folded right in with our family!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We are so happy to have found Marty to officiate our wedding. He folded right in with our family and couldn't have made our day more special.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty was not only the voice of reason when trying to wrangle a rehearsal and a voice of calm on our wedding day, he was a voice of humor during our ceremony which fit our family personality to a tee.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty took the time to get to know us and learned our story. He has a great program in place where the bride and groom can select the type of ceremony he conducts, the readings, the traditions, the tone of the ceremony. He really works to make your ceremony personal to you and your family.



Wedding on 2011-07-04


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Love Notes was absolutely amazing

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was amazing, my husband and i met with him once and he absolutely made us feel completely at ease. we clicked right off the bat. he was easy going and funny and made us really comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty was extremely charismatic, he mingled well and made everyone feel comfortable! he was absolutely amazing and made my ceremony perfect.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Love notes gives you the options to build your own ceremony, and we did, we are not a traditional family and of course didnt have a traditional ceremony, but everything that marty and i worked on ended up perfect and am so thankful that he was there to help me out.




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beautiful ceremony



Wedding on 2011-04-02


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The best!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

My husband and I are both Catholic, but for various reasons decided to get married at our venue and therefore needed a clergy person. Love Notes was recommended by a friend and I'm so glad she did! They made the process very easy, from the original request to meeting with our pastor to picking out what kind of ceremony we wanted. It was all very customizable which made it perfect for us, fitting our personality to a 't'. I received numerous compliments at our rehearsal as well as the wedding. Our day was so special and I'll never forget what a wonderful ceremony we had. Don't think twice about using Love Notes! You won't regret it! p.s. Ken Byrd was our pastor. He's wonderful!




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

My husband and I are in our late 50's - he is Jewish and I am Christian and neither of us intend to convert but want to embrace each other's traditions. We weren't sure who should marry us but when we met Marty Younkin our search was over. He created the most poignant, touching and humorous ceremony I have ever been to - even surpassing those I've seen on TV. Our guests were raving about the ceremony all night and still do 2 months later. Marty really made it special and we will always be grateful to have had him as our officiant. LoveNotes knows how to do it right!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor!!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How long have you known him? Seemed like he's known you forever.



Wedding on 2011-04-14


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Best Officiant EVER!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

This company is amazing! I requested to meet the officiant I would have for the ceremony and on our first meeting, we immediately clicked and we talked for almost 2 hours.

Carol is the sweetest person ever and she is soooo good at her job. Her husband Marty is the person who responds to all emails and even though they perform countless weddings every year, he still manages to respond to emails within minutes. Any question I ever had was immediately responded to via email or telephone, no matter what time of day or night.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She took the time to go over the whole ceremony with me before the wedding and since I told her I wanted the ceremony to be lighthearted and fun, she took it upon herself to ad-lib some transitions that made everything flow better and placed an enchanting air over the whole event. Carol is truly an artist...call her if you want an amazing ceremony that you will never forget!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Carol and Marty also provided me with sooo much great advice regarding the ceremony. In fact, they even give you a book with all different kinds of traditional and special ceremony ideas. Because of all of these ideas, I was able to write my own custom ceremony from start to finish. And even though Carol had never performed a ceremony like it before, she nailed it!



Wedding on 2011-04-16


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Marty of LoveNotes was Wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, very comfortable. Marty has a fun-loving, kind attitude. Our ceremony was wonderful!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Good humor! :)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I was able to customize everything from start to finish using Marty's book (he supplies) I was able to pick and choose every little detail. It was so easy and I got just what I wanted!




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another happy bride!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Keith was awesome! He was very kind and genuine. He was a great listener, he incorporated all of the things that my husband and I wanted.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My husband and I made a handshake when we first started dating. Over the years, we have added onto to. Keith was totally supportive of us incorporating our handshake into our ceremony. He respected our choices and didn't chastise us for wanting to do our wedding our way.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We did our handshake! Also, I had both of my parents walk me down the aisle, since they bother were and are integral in my life I felt that it was only right if BOTH of them walked me down the aisle.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone was glad that the ceremony was short, sweet, and meaningful. I hate going to weddings were the ceremony lasts forever! I didn't want that at our wedding, plus I knew that our guests would be hungry!



Wedding on 2010-10-10


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Randy Dicken to the Rescue... and More

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We found ourselves without a wedding officiant one week before our wedding, and things were looking dim. Then we found Randy Dicken through LoveNotes and we knew everything was going to be fine. Mr. Dicken is such a wonderfully nice person and is also very patient. It took only the first conversation with Randy to know that this was the right person to officiate our wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The only thing Randy added that was unexpected was the level of professionalism. From day one he helped us get exactly what we wanted out of our ceremony and helped make sure that the day we dreamed of came out the way we wished.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

He personalized our wedding by fitting the ceremony to match the types of people we are. The ceremony communicated our values and beliefs, and created something that we will never forget. He also added elements of our lives into the ceremony in a well places manner that did not get near some of the clichés one hears about. He helped us get our ceremony and for the we will always be grateful.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I think the thing that we kept hearing that night was how serious the wedding ceremony was, while also production some wonderful moments of laughter and joy. The blending of the intrinsic seriousness of a wedding with the joys and laughter of life were what shined from our ceremony.



Wedding on 2010-10-10


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Reverend Randy Dicken was Perfect

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mr. Dicken put us at ease during our initial meeting. We were so impressed with him that we booked him right away- and paid in full!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He did everything as planned.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

What's great about Love Notes is that you can customize your entire wedding ceremony. We chose more contemporary readings rather than traditional and it fit our personalities perfectly.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The guests felt that the ceremony was right on so many levels: the right venue, the right minister, the right length of time...people were so moved by the ceremony that they were asking for the scriptures and the readings!




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Rev Marty was GREAT!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty endeared himself to my bride and I right away. We'd recommend him for your wedding, and his book was a TREMENDOUS help. Thanks Marty!




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Strongly Reccomend!! Carol Sage

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol, was very personable with a great sense of humor, couldn't help but be at ease.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She customized our ceremony and had guests asking how we knew her. Many were convinced that we had known her on a personal level beyond being our officiant. She kept us and mind and did not have a rehearsed or auto-programed approach that many officiants or clergy have. She really captured our personality in our ceremony. She inserted a light heartedness and an appropriate bit of humor all while making the ceremony feel truly special to us both.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

There were so many options from love notes. We were able to choose exactly how we wanted the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone just kept asking about Carol. Both my husband and I were really impressed with her and would recommend to anyone! Above it all she was not having her best day. She had slipped and fell earlier and kept up a great facade and no one but my husband and I knew that she was under the weather due to the pain. A true professional!



Wedding on 2010-06-12


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Carol Sage with LoveNotes is wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol Sage of LoveNotes did a wonderful job for our wedding! She met with us before the wedding so we felt very comfortable going into the "big day." We were able to personalize our ceremony, so we were confident our wedding would be perfect!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Carol made our rehearsal fun and enjoyable for the entire wedding party. Our ceremony was everything we had hoped it would be and more! Carol made us feel so comfortable and added the perfect amount of humor to our ceremony to keep the guests engaged.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were able to personalize everything and the book they gave us made it very easy and fun!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

People came up to us afterwards remarking on how great the ceremony was and said they themselves even got something out of it. Thank you to LoveNotes and Carol for making our wedding ceremony everything we could have hoped for!



Wedding on 2010-04-30


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Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty made us feel very comfortable...he took time to get to know us and to find out what we wanted out of our ceremony, which was to keep it light-hearted and happy. He was perfect...everyone commented on how great he was after the wedding and they all thought that Marty had know us for years, when we had only know him for a few months.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty added a couple of good one-liners to keep the mood light, which was exactly what we wanted!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty has a great tool to help plan your ceremony and walks you step by step through the entire process. He makes sure to cover every detail so that your ceremony is totally unique to you.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

It was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding and they wish it could have lasted longer!



Wedding on 2010-04-18


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In love with LoveNotes

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Randy Dicken showed up early and with a plan. I knew that we would be taken care of.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The LoveNotes system helps you to build a ceremony that is just right for you as a couple. The access to their online book was incredibly helpful in understanding the rituals associated with marriage.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose not to have a very personalized wedding. We had certain traditional elements we wanted included and those were used. We liked the idea of performing an age-old ritual. There is something humbling about getting married using the same words as your parents and grandparents.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We'll let you know what the guests said once we watch the video! I'm sure there were plenty of compliments regarding the great job Randy did :)



Wedding on 2010-03-21


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Thank you Marty!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was fantastic! He took the time to meet with us before we selected him to be a part of our big day. During the time between signing the contract and the day of the wedding, he communicated with us on a regular basis and always got back to us quickly! I knew I would be able to count on him for this important day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I don't know that there was anything completly unexpected, it was a very nice ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted and I couldn't ask for anything better than that!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our ceremony included mentioning my husband's children, that not only in the acceptance into marriage, we created a family. It was a very nice touch, though the kids aren't really old enough to understand, it meant a lot to us that we both acknowledged we were creating a family that includes them.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

How my new son stole the show! He was precious, as soon as he started to come down the aisle, he saw his daddy and exclaimed, "I'm comin' daddy!" and ran to my husband! We both laughed afterwards, we knew he would do something like that, but it was even cuter than we could have expected.




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Marty is an instant best friend!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty made me feel more than comfortable. I feel like I had known him for years and years! Such a wonderful delight to speak too. Very kind and nurturing. :)

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Charisma and the constant thank you's and passion of our love for one another and chosing him as our minister.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty added humor, which really helped break tension and anxiety from the groom.. he could put a smile on my husband to be's face, and that was great!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Where did you find your minister??! He was absolutely amazing!! I liked how he added laughter to the room! :)



Wedding on 2010-01-17


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Made our wedding even extra special!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ken Byrd was the best! He made us feel very relaxed and was extremely easy-going. He had great ideas for us (such as the Family Medallions), and was able to tailor the ceremony to fit our personalities beautifully.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Since we both had children, we added exchanging of family medallions, which allowed our children to be a special part of marriage celebration.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everybody loved our vows that Ken helped us choose, and they loved how we included our children with the Exchange of Famly Medallions.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, Marty was wonderful. He is thoughtful and caring!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty, announced the name of our unborn son at the ceremony. That meant a lot to us to be able to sharing our joy with friends and family.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

LoveNotes allows you to create a customized wedding to meet all your needs.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All of are guests simple raved about Marty. In one word, he is fabulous.



Wedding on 2009-12-20


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We had a fabulous time arranging everything with Rev. Byrd. He is exceptionally professional, humorous, and honest.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We did not expect Rev. Byrd to take such an interest in our daughter. He made her feel so special, and she still asks about him, weeks after the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Thanks to Love Notes, and their compilation of pre-written ceremonies, we were able to combine our own thoughts with theirs.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone commented on how sincere and honest Rev.Byrd was.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Marty was fantastic! The second I met him I was completely at ease. He truely loves what he does and it shows from the planning process through the "big day". He is calm, professional, and personable and took a sincere interest in us and our ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We worked with Marty to completely customize our ceremony. From start to finish we were able to choose exactly how we wanted our ceremony to read. We included several special touches including blessing stones and a sand ceremony which Mary explained beautifully!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many of our guests mentioned that they loved Marty! He has such a great personality and conducted a beautiful ceremony for us.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty Younkin was our officiant, I only spoke with him on the phone a couple of times and via email. When I met him on the day of our wedding he made us feel very comfortable. He asked if we wanted a light funny ceremony or a more serious religous ceremony, then went over what he would say. He was a true delight. We felt like we had known him forever.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I have a young son and we did the all in the family ceremony to include him in the ceremony.



Wedding on 2009-08-01


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty is such a warm individual and he really did made us feel very comfortable! It was great because we really didn't know exactly what we wanted to do about our vows, but Marty helped us personalize them, yet keep it somewhat traditional. He was wonderful through the whole process, it was much easier than we had originally thought.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added little touches of humor to our ceremony and helped us relax as much as possible.



Wedding on 2009-11-13


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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, he was very down to earth and easy to talk to.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He didn't necessarily add anything but, he truly spoke from the heart which you could tell very much that he put a lot of effort into the service.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I chose some specific vows and a prayer that made the ceremony our own.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That our ceremony was the best they'd been to in a long time or ever.



Wedding on 2009-11-13


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I Love LoveNotes!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I first heard about LoveNotes when Marty officiated my friend's wedding. It was fun, unique, touching and beautiful. Marty was already booked on my wedding date and suggested I use another one of his employees, Randy Dicken. I was hesitant since Marty is so great, but Randy far surpassed my expectations. He made my husband and I feel incredibly comfortable with our ceremony...and he truly made it our ceremony. It was personalized, but not cheesy. It was touching, but not sappy. It was the perfect balance of everything we could have possibly asked for.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We met with Randy several times to go over personalization for our ceremony. He was easily reachable, met us when it was convenient for us and honestly took our requests seriously. We wanted guests to hear a little bit about us throughout the ceremony and that's exactly what he did. It was awesome.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Every guest we talked to commented on the ceremony. How it was touching and unique and they had never heard anyhthing like it. And most of all, everyone said it was 'us'. Randy took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony 'ours.'




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Wonderful Ceremony!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty Younkin made us comfortable from the 1st day we met him. He was great at the rehearsal and absolutely perfect at the wedding! We loved the vows that we were able to pick from the LoveNotes book online. We made a few adjustments to the verbiage in a couple of them, which was no problem at all for Marty.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He not only made myself and my husband feel super comfortable, but our bridal party and family as well. We had so many compliments on the ceremony, and I know it will stand out to people for many years. I can't say that I usuallly remember most wedding ceremonies since they are so short but our ceremony was so good that it was truly unforgettable! (I admit I am a little biased on that) ;)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose the reading "These Hands" from the LoveNotes book and just the way Marty read it as my husband and I looked in each others eyes was so profound. Also at the very end when it was time for my husband to kiss his bride, it was a longer than usual kiss and Marty jokingly said "ok guys that's good enough" which made everyone including us laugh as we were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Smith. We walked out on a huge high from the amazing ceremony!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

'That was THE best ceremony I have ever seen!' So many people asked who he was thinking we had known him a long time though we had only met 3 times. We honestly couldn't be happier with Marty and LoveNotes!!! = )




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We had the BEST Officiant for our Wedding!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Mike R. was fantastic! We could not of asked for a better Minister. He made us both feel extremely at ease and comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My husband spoke a little early on his part (I guess he was a little nervous) and Mike smoothly made a little humorous comment and moved right along with the ceremony without a hitch.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We asked Mike to inject a little humor here and there and he did perfectly. We changed a few words here and there but mostly stuck with the suggestions by LoveNotes.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

When Will (my husband) was asked to kiss his bride and when we were pronounced husband and wife.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Most definitely. From day one the first meeting to the end.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Nothing comes to mind.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Grandmother's ring. Unity candles.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They really liked the flow of the wedding.




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A fun, moving wedding service

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was our wedding minister and we felt comfortable with him the first time we met him. He has a relaxed, laid back personality without being flaky. He reminds me of clergy or church members of some of the churches I grew up in.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added a touch of humor that fit in well with our informal wedding which was held beside our pool. We wore flip flops, shorts, sundresses, etc., and Marty set the tone of the ceremony to this scenario very well.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added to and took away some of the items that were included in one of the ceremonies that was in the book that Marty left with us. I became quite emotional when reading the wording of the civil ceremony for the first time. It fit our situation and personalities very well.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many of our guests asked where we found Marty, and stated that that while the ceremony was informal, and at times funny, they thought it was very well done and quite touching.




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Perfect!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes. We met with Dennis before the date. We visited for a while and we all learned alot about each other. He was very personable and caring. He even kept our ceremony light and fun. He was perfect for our day! :~)
Also, when I wasn't 100% happy with our first officient, Marty found us another one with no questions asked! And nearly instantaneously! He was very helpful and wasn't judgmental about our choice. They're view is that's it's the couple's day, and they want to help make it perfect!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

With Love Notes you can design your own ceremony (whiched we REALLY liked, and enjoyed designing prior to the date). So everything was expected. He met our personalities perfectly.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We were able to design the entire ceremony. We got to choose the opening, prayers, unity candle sayings, vows, etc. We chose every detail, which we really enjoyed.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved Dennis! Everyone kept complementing on how he kept the mood light, but still sweet. He was wonderful!




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9/19/09 Wedding in Dallas

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We met with our minister, Larry Maughan, in March 09 in preparation for our September wedding. We all hit it off - Larry was very thorough how to create our ceremony. We wanted a few unique items - incorporating my fiance's stepson and spanish customs - Lasso, Bible, Arras - and Larry was very knowledgeable in how to work all of these items in. He really took to the time in our first meeting to understand what we were looking for.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Great followup - we were in touch with Larry many times between March through our wedding in September.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Spanish customs - Bible, Lasso and Arras. Also, we did not do a traditional 'kiss the bride'; instead we did a celebrate with a kiss.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That it appeared that we had known Larry, our minister, for years based on our chemistry.




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Our perfect ceremony:

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our Wedding official was Carol Sage, she made me, my husband and guests very confortable. Since the moment she started walking to the altar to the time she left, she had a big smile, making everyone feel welcome and happy. During our bilingual ceremony, she knew just the right things to say to make everyone be part of thst special day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Many things, all good!! She added her own words of wisdom to keep a good marriage, not from the book but from her experience, she gave us both tips. Always making guest laugh and enjoy.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband and I wrote our own vows, they were very touchy and funny, making everyone tearfull. We also chose more that one prayer. My sister in law read "The Love chapter" in Spanish, and we had two prayers, one in English and one in Spanish that Carol read.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Most guest said, our ceremony was a role model to follow, Carol and her energy made our day perfect. She is bilingual, so I couldn't have a better officiant. Thank you for everything.




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely! My officiant was Keith Long and he was amazing. His personality matched ours and meeting him for the first time was a breeze. He totally made it his obligation to take care of us during the ceremony, we didnt have to remember anything because he was there to guide us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He was very funny. My family has a big sense of humor and he fit right in. He included some anaologies in our ceremony of the first time that we met him and really got some laughs.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We used the book provided by Love Notes to do personalize our ceremony. We just sat down with the computer and opened up a word document and copy and pasted evrything we wanted. For instance, we had a traditional opening but had contemporary vows..etc. Keith Long approved it and it was perfect for our ceremony becuase it was what my husband and I wanted!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

EVERYONE was asking who our officiant was and how we knew him. I got to tell them how we found him on Love Notes and how awesome he did helping us through everything.




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Wedding went from stressful to enjoyable

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our wedding officiant, Mike, made us comfortable from the start. He was confidant, interested in us and completely accepting.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Mike was able to make the ceremony flow, even when my crying nephew tried to steal the show! Mike kept everyone's attention, so hardly anyone noticed!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband and I wrote out own vows in addition to the traditional ones, but Love Notes made it possible to completely customize our own ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone complemented us on Mike our officiant, they thought he did a superb job! We couldn't be happier!




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Review: Love Notes Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was wonderful. We felt comfortable quickly during our first meeting. He is laid back and not pushy, but we knew we could trust him and rely on him to make our day special.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He asked about what tone we wanted for the wedding and kept it important but also light and funny. We truly enjoyed him and laughed out loud during the ceremony; he is very quick.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We read our own vows. It was a lovely ceremony in my brother-in-law's home.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They said it felt very personal, very real, and loved how Marty interacted with us.




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Randy Dicken did another excellent wedding !

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

He explained the process, was light-hearted, funny. He was very confident in his abilities and he was serious when and where he needed to be.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He gave us choices in a way we could design our own ceremony, with a lot of class.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We selected from the contemporary service in many areas, but not exclusively. We even edited the words in a few spots. Then Randy helped review it, then delivered it perfectly.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Did you write the words yourselves !
My sister wants a copy, the best she ever heard.
Mom thought the words were very very fitting and meaningful.




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CHOOSE THIS VENDOR

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely, we used Randy Dickens and he immediately opened himself up if I needed anything at all. He is personable and professional. Everyone else loved him too!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor to lighten the mood. He didn't by any means make a "joke" of my ceremony but just did a few little things to help me and my husband relax.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Love Notes has suggestions for wedding ceremonies, lots and lots of them. I used these plus my own ideas to create our personal ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

No one believed I found my minister on the internet!! Everyone loved him and asked where we found him! I definitely recommend Love Notes and Randy Dickens.




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Highly Recommended!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty at LoveNotes made us feel super comfortable from the first moment we met him. He took the time to get to know us, listened to our concerns and customized a ceremony that was truly unique to us. Josh and I were more than confident that he would craft and perform a beautiful ceremony for our wedding.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My husband and I wanted a lighthearted ceremony and Marty added his great sense of humor to our ceremony. He was always appropriate and made all our guests feel comfortable and part of the process.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose two specific readings and Marty incorporated them beautifully into our ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They all thought Marty was great and really set the tone for the rest of the festivities!




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Jeni's and Rod's thoughts on LoveNotes 3-6-2009

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ken Byrd of LoveNotes officiated our ceremony. We met with him for lunch one day to get to know him and see if he was a good fit for us, and we found that he quickly felt like an old friend to us. He asked all the right questions to get to know us and had great ideas for making our wedding the best it could be.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Our children were a part of the ceremony. He helped put them at ease and he truly enjoyed working with them.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

LoveNotes provided a book which we used to customize every part of our ceremony and though we could have easliy been satisfied with the options available in the book, we chose to write our own vows. Ken prepared them on memorable cards and included a program of our ceremony (we did not use a program during the ceremony) that he sent to us after the wedding as a beautiful souvenir. The ceremony forms we filled out and questions we answered gave Ken plenty to work with on the day of the wedding to personalize his comments during the ceremony about getting to know us as a couple.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Many of our guests said that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever attended. It's pretty hard to top hearing that!




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Mike From LoveNotes Was The Best!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! We were very comfortable working with Mike! Mike was so professional from the minute we met him, yet he was so comfortable to talk to and be around...kind of like a family member we had known forever!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We decided to do the handfasting ritual rather than the unity candle, and it was awesome! Mike flawlessly performed the ritual, and guests came up to us at the reception and commented on how neat it was to watch.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My father came up to me after the ceremony and told me it was the best wedding ceremony he had ever witnessed...and he is 70 years old! That meant a lot to us :)




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Billy and Shawna 3-14-09

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The LoveNotes organization is the definition of professionalism. We placed our faith in Marty within five minutes of meeting with him. His demeanor and wit immediately put us at ease. Our confidence in LoveNotes and in Marty never faltered for a second. Marty is excellent in prompt communitcation, and he always made us feel like we were a priority.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Prompt communication, and an understanding of where we were coming from, and what we were trying to create.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

With the help of the Wedding Ceremony Planner that LoveNotes supplied, we were able to plan the ceremony to fit our specific wants and needs. Marty delivered the exact ceremony that we wished for. In fact, he far exceeded our expectations. We feel so fortunate that he was such a large part of the beginning of our lives as husband and wife.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our guests complimented us on many aspects of our wedding, but by far our minister received the most positive comments. Marty did all that we wanted and then some. We have seven daughters between us and imagine that Marty will be somebody that we will see again, and again, and again....and that would be our pleasure. Thank you Marty....we found our "preacher"!




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Charles & Melissa's Wedding - February 27, 2009

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Absolutely, we were comfortable with the officiant the day we met him! He got to know us and asked us several questions on how we met, where we met, and what we like to do together. He was very personable and helpful in helping us plan the ceremony for our special day!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He gave us a copy of our ceremony on our wedding day! It was great because he took the time to make sure we had a keepsake of our ceremony!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We selected the format for the ceremony so that it reflected us and not someone else. The LoveNotes book was very helpful and had a great selection for prayers, wedding vows, etc.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone said how gorgeous everything was!




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My Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty Younkin did a great job. It felt like he had known us for years.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

His personality was off the charts.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We followed a simple wedding ceremony with some changes to reflect us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Most of the guests asked if Marty was a friend of the family and said he was awesome.




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Marty is Fantastic!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty has a great personality, he met with us as many times as we wanted and was always very happy to do so. He has seen it all, and shared with us exactly what to expect, and he went out of his way to make sure that everything we wanted hapenned.
I cannot recommend him enough.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty is a very funny guy, we told him that we definitly wanted our ceremony to be fun. He poked fun at me (the groom) in a loving way and he made our day VERY special.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose every aspect of our ceremony, we mixed and matched readings,blessings, etc and even added our own poem into the ceremony, Marty took this mis-match of parts and turend it into a beautiful funny loving ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved Marty and thought he did a fantastic job, he made everyone laugh and cry. Great guy!




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Marty Younkin

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty made us feel very comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day. He went over everything you could think of during rehearsal to make sure that we had what we wanted out of the wedding and did a great job.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty just had a great personality that made everyone laugh during the wedding and it seemed like he had known us for a long time. He also gave us ideas and suggestions that made the ceremony better.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

He was such a great Minister and added alot of character to the ceremony. He did not just go through the motions.




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Absolutely Amazing!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes! Marty took the time to review everything with us before hand to ensure that the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. With so many things happening at once, it was great to know that the ceremony was in great hands.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

I didn't expect him to sit with me before the ceremony, I was so nervous and Marty came back and offered to pray with me. It was that special attention that made all the difference.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We kept everything light-hearted & Marty did a great job of rolling with everyone's sense of humor and keeping the celebration joyful.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone wanted to know how we found Lovenotes - and everyone thought that we had known Marty for years! How great is that?!




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great minister, perfect ceremony!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Yes, it was very comfortable! He catered to what we wanted and needed and let us be ourselves.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added a warm, yet Holy mood. We wanted things to be warm, fun and yet reverent. He did a wonderful job!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We added different vows/prayers

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That it seemed the minister had known us a long time




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Superb!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The officiant was great! We had Carol & I absolutely loved her!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Carol added a certain charisma to the ceremony that one can only hope for.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Carol provided my husband and i with all of the possible readings and we were able to pick exactly what we wanted for the ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The guests were most impressed with Carol's ability to perform the ceremony in English and Spanish. She went back and forth between the two languages with grace and ease.




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Beckwith Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was our officiant and he was wonderfully understanding. We forgot the marrage license at home the day of the wedding. It was over an hour away and there was no way to go back and get it in time. He said it happens all the time and really calmed me down. I was able to mail it to him the next day and he took care of everything for me.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty asked us both individually if we would like an upbeat and fun ceremony or if we would like a little more serious ceremony and we both said upbeat and fun. We later discovered he had asked us both separatly and we thought it worked out great we both said the same thing. He did a great job and it was very personal for us!




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Absolutely Perfect

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Everything! Before the wedding, Marty was always available by phone and email, and at the wedding, he put me and my husband at ease immediately. I was a very nervous bride but the minute Marty showed up, I felt a hundred times more comfortable. He is so calm and soothing, and really just perfect. I can't think of a single thing that could have been better about Marty.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Being able to go through Marty's book online and picking out our own ceremony and vows was extremely important to us and we weren't sure something like that would be possible until we found LoveNotes. And during the ceremony itself, I was just really surprised by how Marty made me feel the opposite of nervous. It was like having someone I'd known my whole life perform my wedding. He was incredibly respectful about the whole thing, and also made it lighthearted and joyful, just as I'd hoped for. He made everyone laugh but he also took it seriously. I just really was stunned by how great he was.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

All we had to do was go through Marty's book and select the parts we wanted and cross out the parts we didn't, and then I called Marty and told him what we'd chosen. He even asked me what I would prefer he wore (robe, suit, casual, etc), and how many attendants there would be, and whether I'd have anyone walking me down the aisle, etc - things it wouldn't have occurred to me to tell him until he asked. The next day, he emailed both of us the text of the entire ceremony and asked for our approval and for any changes. All of this made me feel like I was in excellent hands and had nothing to worry about, which was really important in the days leading up to the wedding because I really was nervous about everything else!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They all LOVED Marty. At least half my guests came up to me and said "Your minister was wonderful! Where'd you find him?!" I told them the resort where we had our wedding had recommended him and that I was very very happy they had. Even several days after the wedding, my mother and aunt brought him up again and said how perfect he was. I really, really was completely thrilled with Marty and LoveNotes and I don't say that lightly. It couldn't have been better.




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What a great experience!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We were lucky enough to get Marty Younkin as our wedding minister. Marty took the time to meet with us prior to the wedding so that we could all get acquainted. It was like sitting with an old friend! He inquired on us as individuals and as a couple so that he could get a good feel for the type of people we were.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Marty added a personal touch to the ceremony. Even though we had only met the one time, he had gathered enough understanding of how we were as a couple. He asked prior to the wedding on multiple occasions if we wanted it serious or fun and we opted for fun. Marty made sure to throw in some very humorous comments during the ceremony which everyone enjoyed!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty requested us to pick out which ceremony best fit our needs based on his book that he provided. It was the simplest, most painless process ever. Once we picked out the ceremony there wasn't anything left to do!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed how Marty conducted the ceremony. Many came prepared with kleenexes but no one had the opportunity to use them! Everyone loved how fun and down to earth the ceremony was and all exclaimed it was the funniest wedding they had ever been to!




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our officiant was Marty Younkin. Marty was just amazing. We had seen all the wonderful reviews on the website and everyone of them were true! We met with Marty one time before the ceremony. He was so personable and friendly, and he made us feel confident that he knew this was our special day and that he would do everything he could to make it so. He was always open to anything we wanted to do for the ceremony and open to meeting with us as many times as we liked.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We knew Marty was going to make it a light, happy event for us. We wanted our ceremony to be filled with laughter and fun and joy, and he delivered! The ceremony did not feel like it was scripted. I believe he was genuinely happy for us and celebrated with us as if he were a family friend we had known for years.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We only submitted one verse that was not part of the ceremony book. Marty did a great job of joining the extra verse and the entire ceremony together. It flowed!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They loved him as we did. Everyone was asking who he was and where we had found him.
Thank you Marty!




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Great Officiant!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Our Officiant, Mike Ryherd, was just fabulous! He returned all calls and emails very promptly. Then during the ceremony, my mind went completely blank and he helped me get back on track!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I didn't have to provide anything, but I did give him a special reading that I found. He did a great job with it.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They loved it! They thought he did a fabulous job.




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The Best Ceremony Possible

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty is personable, warm and humurous. Whenever I sent him an e-mail or called he would respond within minutes and was always wanting to help us and willing to meet us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added a lot of humor! Before the ceremony he asked what kind of style we wanted. My husband and I both love to laugh and have a good time so we both said light hearted and fun. He broke the ice and made it more personable. For example, my husband and I had mentioned during an earlier meeting with him that we spent a summer in Boulder playing ultimate frisbee, etc and during the ceremony he said we spent a wonderful time throwing frisbees at each other. It made us and everyone laugh.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Love Notes provides a book that allows you to look over all aspects of a ceremony. It helped keep us from feeling overwhelmed, because all crucial parts were laid out in the book and we just chose whatever style or combination of styles that worked best for us. We aren't particularly religious so we were able to match the ceremony with us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

After the ceremony we had so many complements from our friends and family. Many of them said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to (and I'd have to agree). They said whenever they were about to cry they would bust out in laughter...the perfect combination of emotion for a wedding. I still couldn't be happier about the results of our wedding. Often the ceremony isn't something you dwell on, it's the party you think about. However the ceremony's the main event: it's the act of two people commiting their love to one another and it should be the most important part. Marty knows this and makes your dream ceremony come true.




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Thank-you for making our special day so memorable!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol was wonderful. She made all of us comfortable with her warm humor and respectful nature. She kept everyone engaged for the entired ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Her humor and giving us the ability to reflect on what is important in our relationship.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We selected the address and most of the other options from their book - it was wonderful to make it personal and yet not have to worry about things too much.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They loved it - many guests stated it was the best wedding they had ever attended!




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The Most Memorable!!!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I couldn't have asked for anything more from Kenneth Byrd. He was more than amazing!! He made us feel extra special and it seemed as he had known both of us our whole lives. He was real personable and very, very professional!!!!
After changing the time of the wedding, LoveNotes was right there to make the change with me. I never had to worry about looking elsewhere for another service beacuse they accomodating our every need! It ended up that Ken and my parents actually knew each other and my Mom and his Dad actually live in the same neighborhood now and my Dad and his Mom are buried at the same cemetary!!!! What a small world!!!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

His own personal "touch"! He was very calm and relaxed and everything seemed to be be real thought out and planned. Not to mention, the hankie he gave my husband when the tears just kept flowing!!!!!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My words mainly!! We had met prior to the Big Day and had a big discussion of what we wanted and didn't want. Also, they are great when it comes to communication! Email, phone calls, you name it!!!!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Nearly everyone in the whole audience (over 125 people) was in tears, literally!!!! They all told me later how beautiful the ceremony was and what an AWESOME job Ken did!! Without him, it wouldn't have been as great as it was!!1 Thank you again Ken!!!!!!




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LoveNotes more than exceeded my expectations!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty Younkin's has a calming air about him that put me at ease. That's no small feat! He is genuinely kind and has a great sense of humor.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Humor! Before the ceremony, Marty asked me what I wanted the tone of the ceremony to be. I chose funny over somber and serious. It was the best decision I've ever made. He totally made it work without being awkward or silly. He had everyone laughing several times, which was great since I was a big ball of waterworks. Everyone kept complimenting me on how great and funny he was - it totally fit me and my husband's personalities.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Nothing. Due to a crazy travel schedule right before our wedding, my husband and I were unable to meet with Marty beforehand. I was assured by Marty and my wedding planner that is was not a big deal and pretty common. They were right! Our ceremony was warm, loving and humorous and felt perfectly tailored to us.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Several people commented that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, seriously. Everyone loved Marty and thought he did a fantastic job. Marty Younkin and the good people at LoveNotes truly deserve their fantastic reputation.




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WOW!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Carol Sage was so nice and took the time to hear who we were and what we were looking for in the ceremony. I had some family issues that I brought up to her and she handled it with grace!!!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She added a touch of humor and tears at the right time!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Nothing. We were very confident in Carol from our meeting with her

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved the ceremony. Some of the friends that got married before me wish they knew about LoveNotes. I would recomand them to anyone who is looking for someone to perform a perfect ceremony. My friends who used their minister that they have known for years, regret it and wish they could have found this company!!




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Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was always relaxed and genuine. He made us laugh and smile every time we met with him and all the way to the alter. He was also ready to make changes to anything we wanted or did not want in our ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

To tell you the truth after meeting Marty the first couple of times before the ceremony...I knew that I was getting everything that I wanted in my ceremony. I told him before the ceremony that I wanted it to be a little funny here and there, just to break the ice. He did an amazing job. I can't begin to tell you how amazing he was doing his job. It was so personal and seemed to draw the whole family in.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I didn't have to provide anything really. I just told him what we wanted based on the book that he wrote and the rest was history! Simply amazing.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone just adored Marty. Everyone said he was sweet and funny. They also said that they felt drawn into the ceremony and found it very wonderful to sit and listen to. People also loved how he broke the ice with a little humor. After that we all relaxed. It was very romantic and personal. Every single person had something nice to say about Marty. I can't recommend this minister enough!




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Absolutely Wonderful!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

I have known Marty for a while in a professional capacity -- I am a wedding photographer, and had seen him perform many ceremonies. So when it came time for *my* wedding he's the first person I thought of! On our wedding day he was very calming when I was ruffled about running a little late. In general you know you're in good hands, because Marty is great at what he does and I had no doubts he would peform my ceremony wonderfully -- and he did! As a bonus note I love being the photographer at weddings he performs, because he knows how to gently position the bride and groom to get the best ceremony pictures!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Honestly I pretty much knew what to expect (see above) but one thing that surprised me was that my husband, who was very sweetly emotional during the ceremony, even managed to choke Marty up a tiny bit. I thought that was awesome -- you know he's really in the moment with you as the bride and groom, and not just walking through the part.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Marty provides you with a wonderful workbook that he wrote, which features many different types of ceremonies -- religious, non-religious, second marriages, etc. You can either choose a ceremony in its entirety, or pick and choose the different elements (vows, ring exchange, blessing...) and combine them in your own very customized ceremony.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

We got TONS of compliments from our guests on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how Marty was the best minister they'd ever heard perform a wedding. You won't be disappointed, I promise!




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I highly recommend LoveNotes!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Marty was like having an old friend officiate our wedding. He made us both feel relaxed during a very stressful time. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a memorable ceremony!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

His presence was very calming and he added humor in all the right places during our ceremony, which made it more enjoyable for everyone!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

LoveNotes's provides a book as well as a number of questionaires to get the couple thinking about what they want their ceremony to say about them.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Our families both commented on what a fantastic job Marty did!




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Ken Byrd

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ken met with us before hand to make sure we were a good fit. He answered all of my questions and addressed any concerns. Ken provided me with a book of our custom ceremony.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Ken added a lot to the ceremony. He made the bride and groom feel comfortable and everything flowed very easily, even without a rehearsal. He provided the bride with a handkerchief when she got teary eyed.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Too make the wedding ceremony more personalized we provided the unity candles and the cross arrangement.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

The guests thought the ceremony was very moving and that Ken did a fabulous job.




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LoveNotes is incredible!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Younkin met with us beforehand to get a better understanding of our story and preferences. Many of our guests at the wedding asked whether he'd known us for a long time, as his interaction with us during the ceremony was so friendly.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He made a joke at the end of the ceremony that our friends still talk about today.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

LoveNotes provides a whole ceremony planning book with different options for openings, vows, prayers, etc. We were able to choose the parts that were most fitting for us as a couple.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone RAVED about Rev. Younkin and his personal and caring demeanor. He made the ceremony so special, and our guests never forgot him. We just recently had Rev. Younkin perform a blessing ceremony for our twin sons...and lots of our guests remembered him from our wedding!




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Marty Younkin

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

We're very relaxed people that do a lot of joking. He asked us what kind of mood we wanted for the ceremony, and fit right in with us.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We thought he'd make 1 or 2 jokes, instead he had the whole crowd laughing thoughout the ceremony

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose the ceremony that you pick each part from different ceremonies to say what you really want to say to eachother.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone thought he was great, and very entertaining!




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Excellent!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ken met with me prior and worked with my extremely busy schedule. He also was more than willing to customize the ceremony and wanted to do it exactly as I wanted.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He was extremely genuine and warm.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

They loved Ken! He was so kind and warm!




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Love notes: Ken savage

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Ken Savage and his wife (who did our rehearsal) were both wonderful! Before the ceremony, Ken came and spoke with me, and really put me at ease. Mrs. Savage was sweet and said something I will never forget. She was telling us at what point in the ceremony we should hold hands, and she said you might as well hold him close and start now because we'll be holding onto eachother for many years to come.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

During the ceremony, even though I promised myself that I wouldn't cry, I burst into tears, and couldn't stop. Ken was very nice and discretely handed me a handkerchief. It sounds like a little thing, but it was so kind and it really helped!! (I'm also going to save that handkerchief forever) It was such a beautiful ceremony!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone thought it was lovely. I know some people may be hesitant about finding a minister "off the internet", but this was a great experience. I also met my husband on the internet, and that worked out pretty well =-), so we decided to give this a shot, and i'm now 2 for 2, a great husband, and a very professional, kind, caring minister who performed our ceremony! Thank you Ken and Mrs. Savage and love notes!




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Our Wonderful Day

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

The Preacher was so sweet, and he was patient w/ my children.

He made everyone feel at ease.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

He added some humor which was what the Groom needed.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

I only had to chat with Marty on the phone alittle and fill out a worksheet with the names of perticipants.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

"The Preacher was really good" and "I realy liked the Preacher how did you find him?"




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Made our day

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

It was clear from the get go that he knew how to handle all aspects of the ceremony and that whatever happened, he would be able to deal with it. He told us to just relax and enjoy. He would worry about the rest.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

A little bit of well placed humor :)

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

They provided us with a list of options. We went through and picked exactly what we wanted. They had every detail covered (from what the minister said to what he would wear that day). Also, the pre-written texts were all wonderfully written.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Beautiful, touching, memorable


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