Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?
April was confident, calm, professional, personable and always available to me when I needed her. She took complete control of the Ceremony from day one and it was because of her that everything went flawlessly. She showed up over an hour early to connect with everyone involved and see how I was doing. She even called me up a few weeks before wedding just to talk to me and check in-she even advised me on how to handle some of the other more difficult vendors. She sent us her first draft just hours after meeting with her and she nailed it. To know that our ceremony was basically taken care of months before our Wedding was a huge relief because that was the most important part of the whole day.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?
April added emotion to the day. The way she writes and speaks connects her not only to the bride and groom but memorizes the guests. I know this because I attended 3 weddings she officiated and also my professional pictures prove that every single guest couldn’t keep their eyes off of what was happening in front of them. She loves what she does and it come through!
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?
Just having April as our officiant was enough to personalize our Wedding. Everything word out of her mouth was about us and the love we share. My husband and I did a Wedding Tree Ceremony instead of sand or unity candle. We love nature and so we purchased a fig tree and at the ceremony both sets of parents added dirt from their homes to the tree and now we have planted it and enjoying our figs!
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?
We first saw April Officiate one of our good friends Wedding about a year before ours & then we went to two other Weddings where April officiated & we were blown away. At the end of the third wedding I was begging her to save our Wedding date even though we still had not met with her! I was a Bride who wanted to CONTROL everything & so at our meeting I started speaking a mile a minute. April calmly told me to sit back & relax & let her do the work. She had her own magical way of getting the information she needed & she was just so calming. Her process was amazing, we would give her information & then within minutes she would take our words and give us an idea of something she might say based on what we had just told her. Each time we loved what she came up with, it was almost like magic & we told her to make sure it was all included! After 10 minutes I had no doubt that our Ceremony was going to be perfect & unforgettable. After leaving our meeting, a few hours passed and April’s first draft ,as promised (this was almost a year b4 our wedding) was in my inbox! We couldn’t wait to read it & when we did we both cried because she really understood us as a couple. She wanted us to make changes & she also gave us about 10 examples we could use for each segment! We hardly made a single edit to that original rough draft and on August 31st, she delivered a Ceremony where you could hear a pin drop. Leading up to the Wedding she responded to my emails immediately, always made herself available & she even called just to touch base and gave me advice on how to handle some of my other more stressful vendors! Friends and family are still raving about her!
Personable: 5 Stars
Customized Ceremony: 5 Stars
Reliable: 5 Stars
Presence: 5 Stars