Reverend Edward Black, Jr.
Reverend Edward Black, Jr.

Reverend Edward Black, Jr.

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Introduction: A great wedding ceremony does not happen by itself. It takes planning, preparation, coordination, and experience. Edward Black has served the wedding community for over 27 years as an ordained Officiant. His warm, welcoming and often humorous style will immediately put you and your guests’ right at ease! He will work with you to create a unique ceremony that represents both of your personalities. Ed will make sure your wedding is perfect for you and looks forward to helping you plan your wedding. Most ceremonies last between 15 - 20 minutes, depending on any additions to the ceremony, such as a sand ceremony, special readings by a guest or family member, or a song or two. Ed considers it a privilidge and an honor to unite couples, and will, without a doubt, make sure your day reflects you both! He's also happy to work with another officiant if you have a family member or another member of the clergy that needs to be a part of the ceremony. Often said with a smile, Pastor Ed often says he has not “lost a couple in 27 years!” Together he will go over a questionnaire and a variety of choices of different elements of the ceremony, and gracefully move you from the start to finish of your wedding celebration. Pastor Ed lives in Rocklin with his lovely wife Karen and daughter Madison Grace and serves on staff at the Pointe Church in Antelope. He enjoys going to movies, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Lara W.

Wedding Officiant

Reverend Black was a delight to work with and his words were beautiful and perfect for our wedding. He set just the right tone with a good balance of humor and seriousness. We highly recommend him! Thank you!
May 24, 2021
Jeanine d.

Wedding Officiant

Ed married my husband and I this past weekend and was great. He added humor in the ceremony to our liking and the crowd laugh. We also had a large wedding party which he was very gracious in handling all of us at the rehearsal. I would recommend his services to my friends and family.
Reverend Edward Black, Jr.'s reply
Hi Jeanine! So gracious of you! It was a WONDERFUL time, and loved every moment of the rehersal and the wedding. Your guests were gracious, and the two of you were delightful!
Sep 15, 2020
Charlie R.

Pastor Ed was awesome! He immediately made us feel more relaxed with a humorous remark. He is a very seasoned wedding officiant and many wedding guests said they enjoyed his spiritual and charming service. Thank you Pastor Ed!
Reverend Edward Black, Jr.'s reply
Charile, forever you and your lovely wife's wedding will stand out as one of my favorites. Your famliy were so gracious! the backyard was beautiful! I was honored to be a part of your day. It was nothing short of breathtaking. - Pastor Ed
Jun 17, 2021
Lee F.

Pastor Ed was exactly what we wanted and needed for our wedding. We were able to have a ceremony but no reception. That being the case we wanted to keep it as fun and entertaining as possible. Pastor Ed did just that in spades. He was great from the rehearsal and giving us some direction to the amazing ceremony itself. He was light, fun, and threw in some surprises that went over better than I've seen at a ceremony. However, he was also very professional and used great bible verses that were perfect for the traditional portion of the ceremony. Thanks again, Pastor Ed!!
Reverend Edward Black, Jr.'s reply
Lee you are too kind! What a great time it was with you both! And thanks for holding on to my glasses! We'll meet up soon so I can grab them! Again, thank you!!! - Ed
Sep 10, 2020
Rick & Kathei B.

My fiancé and I were absolutely thrilled with Pastor Ed Black’s words at our ceremony! Not only did he capture everything in our conversations, but he added more sentiments than we could’ve expressed on our own! He so perfectly and eloquently blended humor and reverence. We adore him! Thank you, Pastor Ed!
Reverend Edward Black, Jr.'s reply
Thank you so much for such a kind review! I'm so grateful. Forever, the two ofyou will be one of my favorite couples. Your backyard ceremony was simply perfect! Love and blessing to you both! - Ed
May 26, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    It's normal and customary to retain the professional services of a licensed (or ordained) Officiant to provide leadership to the most important day of your life. As a pubic figure, pastor, and community leader, it's my belief that couples wanting to be married understand there is always a fee that shows respect for someone's time and talent. $300 fee, in advance, Greater Sacramento area. Modest travel if outside of the local area.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Detailed Frequently Asked Questions are on my website. That said, the process is remarkably simple! We meet for coffee and determine if it's a good fit for us both. Afterwards, you receive a questionnaire by email. Simple fill it out, return the agreement, and your day is locked into our calendar. Together we will answer questions such as, “Will it take place in a church, or at home, in a garden, or a hotel suite? Will the wedding ceremony be traditional or contemporary, non-denominational, formal, casual or even “spontaneous?” These questions and multiple details will be joyfully worked through as you plan one of the most important days of your life! The Day of your wedding, Pastor Ed arrives about 30 minutes early for a brief walk through if there is no rehearsal requested. If a rehearsal is requested, it's included in the honorarium. We encourage everyone to visit our Facebook page and read the reviews.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    20 years of being a public speaker, public figure, and having performed no less that 100 weddings and funerals. There are many options open to you in planning your Wedding Celebration, and Ed’s experience will help guide you through the planning process of your wedding celebration… so critical to making your special day a moment to remember!

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