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Ed was a wonderful wedding officiant! He listened to our requests and took them to heart. He did a great job of making the wedding personal to us in the small amount of time we had requested. He put in the effort to make our ceremony special by including quotes from friends, meaningful events in our lives, and asking our parents to join us for a final blessing, before sending us out officially as Mr. and Mrs. We had family and friends coming up to us after to tell us it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they had been to! Thank you Ed for making our wedding day feel truly special!Oct 17, 2019A Sacred Celebration Wedding Officiate's reply
You and Joe will alway have a special place in my heart! It was like marrying two of my own kids. Love you both dearly and will never forget.
Ed officiated our wedding 6 years ago. Was an amazing day and we have the video to prove it that he did also.Oct 15, 2019A Sacred Celebration Wedding Officiate's reply
Thanks Crystal! Your wedding will always go down in the history books as one of my favorites!
I recommend Ed whole heartedly! He made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We received so many comments on how beautiful our ceremony was – the words were meaningful, and sincere. we were both nervous but Ed helped us keep it together. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony.Oct 11, 2019A Sacred Celebration Wedding Officiate's reply
What an honor it was to stand with you guys. It was a great time with you and your family!
Ed has been a very important part of our lives. He officiated my daughter’s wedding which was fun, professional and he just naturally felt like family. On a sad occasion, I was blessed to have Ed perform a celebration of life for our restaurant team after we lost a very special teammate:( he led us in prayer and really made the entire situation so much better. Ed is a fabulous person who TRULY cares about people and it’s obvious through his actions how important it is to him to ensure that he makes all events, good or bad the best that they can possibly be. I would also like to mention that we have a chronically ill family member and without hesitation, we led us in a prayer circle in his own back yard. I highly recommend Ed for any occasion. Such a wonderful, compassionate human.Oct 11, 2019
I wish I could attach a picture with this review, can't locate it right now. Ed Black met us prior to our wedding, asking very good questions that we did't think about. My wife really liked Ed's casual persona. She was expecting some uptight, Officiate. We left feeling so at ease, comfortable that it would go just perfect. The wedding was perfect. Ed's humor really helped my nerves and I'm sure everyone in attendance. We received many compliments on Ed after our wedding. I was a bit surprised as to how many that were in attendance made it a point to mention, besides the wedding itself, how they really liked his officiating, his humor and how smooth the whole event went. I would recommend Ed Black to anyone without any hesitation. Very professional , courteous, and obviously experienced.Oct 17, 2019A Sacred Celebration Wedding Officiate's reply
What an honor it was to unite you both! Loved the experience with you!
- 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. $250 fee, in advance, Greater Sacramento 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!