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

Reverend Edward Black, Jr.

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Introduction: Hello friends! CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming day! How exciting! I look forward to chatting with you. Please, if you select me to have a conversation with, please do so, let's chat, and see if it's a great fit. If you select 3 or 4 other officiants at the same time, did you know it costs us all $20 each time? To be fair, please select only one at a time. Let's chat, If we're a great fit, I'd be honored to serve you. If not, them reach out to any of the other great offiants on Thumbtack. That's fair to us all. As you know, 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 30 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 20 - 25 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 30 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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Michelle M.
Jun 10, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

EDWARD BLACK WAS AMAZING!!!!! Holy moly. This officiant is absolutely incredible. I could not believe how many of my guests complimented on his GENUINE and heartfelt ceremony. He was talked about almost as much as we were. We requested a non religious ceremony and he gave us exactly what we requested. He worked diligently and efficiently to make sure the script came off exactly how we imagined it to. His communication from start to finish was so positive. He had just the right amount of humor, love and passion in his script. We had many zoom calls and he was so understanding and happy to work with us each time we chatted. He came to the rehearsal day and made us all feel so confident for the next day. He dressed professionally to both rehearsal and wedding day. He blended right in with our formal attire. Edward black is truly amazing at what he does and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. 10/10! Thank you Edward!!!!

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 151 - 200 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Lara W.
May 24, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

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!

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Jeanine d.
Sep 15, 2020

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Hired on Thumbtack

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.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 51 - 100 guests • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal

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!
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Charlie R.
Jun 16, 2021
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
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Lee F.
Sep 10, 2020
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
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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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