Tropical Ceremonies

Sarasota, FL

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About this pro

Whether you select a beautiful ceremony, or a romantic beach wedding, a charming casual gathering, we'll design and create a custom wedding ceremony together that expresses your uniqueness as a couple, as well as your dedication to each other. This heartfelt creation is the elegant defining instant that marks the formal start of your new life together.

- Rev. Eileen

Location

Sarasota, FL 34233

Years in business

10

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

28 Reviews
  • Lori V. Apr 18, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Viars / Bethke "Our Wishes Came True"
    We were very lucky that Rev. Eileen Kemp responded to our needs. We wanted a non-traditional ceremony. Just the Two of Us in the Botanical Gardens we like to visit. Something short and sweet, but memorable. No rehearsal dinner, no big wedding. and no reception. We purchased a fifth wheel instead of the above. We all met in person and chatted for awhile. Within a week she sent us a first draft of our vows. That was all that was needed, they were perfect for us. On our special day, she drove all the way from South Sarasota to Northwest Bradenton. The ceremony and vows were perfect for us. Rev. Eileen Kemp was professional, personable and genuinely happy for us. This also showed with her reading of our vows. We just received our official Marriage License only 16 days after our wedding. We would recommend Rev. Eileen Kemp for anything from a small ceremony to an elaborate wedding. Thanks so much for making our special day so memorable, Lori and Bill Bethke
  • Carol W. Mar 29, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Woodard Beach Wedding
    Lovely informal beach service. Eileen is awesome! She does a beautiful job!
  • Jesse L. Jan 4, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jesse & Mary Dec 24 2016
    We held our wedding at a local beach where Eileen made our day better then we could have even imaged. Eileen is like having a lifelong friend she asked some questions about us and with that she find the most precious wedding vows for us. We would recommend that if you plan on getting married please get with Rev. Eileen Kemp. Thanks again Jesse & Mary
  • Ashley U. Nov 14, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was wonderful!!
    Eileen was wonderful! She so very professional and sweet. The ceremony was exactly how we imagined thanks to her! Thank you so much!
  • Brooke S. Jul 20, 2016
    She made our ceremony absolutely beautiful! She wrote exactly what my husband and I were looking for and made me a lot less nervous. I would recommend Eileen to anyone for their wedding day!!
  • Paula B. Jun 9, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was most helpful from beginning to end for our vow renewal. She makes it all about "your special day", and "what your desire" is. She has an incredibly loving and calm spirit. You will be incredibly happy you chose her.
  • Jen H. May 26, 2016
    Eileen was fantastic! We would highly recommend her. She met with us before the ceremony and wrote personalized vows for us. The day of she was great! So happy she was there to perform our wedding.
  • Andy G. Apr 18, 2016
    Eileen officiated our ceremony on March 19. From the initial meeting she was calming and able to design a ceremony that was perfect for us. We wanted to add a Loving Cup ceremony to it and she readily obliged. During the actual ceremony, her voice was so calming to us. But the best compliments came from those attending the service. Multiple people came to us asking where we found Eileen. Each said she was the perfect officiant...and they loved her voice!! People have told us it is the best wedding they have ever attended. And much of that is thanks to Eileen!!! Andy & Gary
  • Alana N. Nov 17, 2015
    Eileen was a wonderful part of wedding day. She has such a wonderful personality and made us feel very well represented. She made it so easy on us as a non-religious couple we had certain things we wanted to leave out but felt awkward asking for and she took care of us and made us feel very comfortable. We can't thank her enough for her help. She is so easy to work with!
  • Jen M. Oct 14, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was awesome! She came to my mother's house where we had a small intimate ceremony and she catered her ceremony to our liking, which included saying our own vows and having our four kids be a part of the ceremony by saying some words of their own. We wanted simple and meaningful and she did just that. I was said to see her go! Thank you Eileen for memorable evening!
    Rev. Eileen K. Oct 18, 2015

    Thank you Jen and CL for choosing me to be a part of your loving day...may your life be filled with the joy and love that you hold in your heart. What a beautiful family!

  • Jennifer P. Oct 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! She wrote beautiful vows that I felt captured our essence as a couple. She was also very efficient in answering any questions.
    Rev. Eileen K. Oct 18, 2015

    Thank you Jen and Mike. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your beach wedding!

  • Cathleen D. Jul 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was a wonderful addition to our special day. She spoke with emotion and a demeanor of comfortable authority. She is also knowledgeable while also friendly.
    Rev. Eileen K. Jul 29, 2015

    Thank you so much Kitty...I appreciate your review. Eileen

  • Kara F. Oct 15, 2014
    I found Eileen on thumbtack a few months before my wedding on May 10, 2014. I met up with her at Barnes & Noble to ask her questions and shared a few things about ourselves. I think Eileen did a wonderful job dealing with certain family members strong personalities and a last minute decision on doing a rehearsal. Also I liked the fact that I was able to make my own wedding draft in replace of the one she provided without any trouble. I loved her and would recommend to everyone I know.
  • April M. Sep 20, 2014
    Eileen was great to work with, she was very professional as well as delightful. She also answered many questions I had relating to the wedding and the area since I was not from FL. She helped make our day perfect!
  • Debra Y. Aug 28, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was awesome! Our marriage was a 'Public' wedding at Selby Gardens, in Sarasota, Fl. Eileen kept us informed before the wedding answering any questions we had. She was very warm and kind. She truely loves what she does! She was also flexible with what our needs were. I will and would recommend Eileen to anyone hwtting married! She is a delight.
  • Laura S. Jul 28, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience! Great to talk to remotely before our ceremony. Great guest at our rehearsal dinner! Very cool attitude. Rocked some last minute changes in our script. Get Eileen to marry you!
  • Erin T. Jun 20, 2014
    My family and I went to Anna Maria Island to renew our wedding vows this June. We found Eileen's information online and after a brief phone conversation with her I knew she was the one we wanted to do our ceremony. She was thoughtful, kind, and showed an honest interest in wanting to get to know us and learn about our marriage. She offered advise about location, time of day, and worked with us to develop the perfect ceremony. She was honestly wonderful, a genuinely good person. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a personal and beautiful ceremony.
  • Mary B. Jun 18, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had a wonderful time. Eileen gave us a copy of her very beautiful draft of the ceremony for our review and let us tweak with our own touches. We have gotten so many comments from friends and family saying things like it was "the best wedding ever" and "it's the talk of the club" etc. An unforgettable and fabulous memory!
  • Kara F. May 25, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Eileen was very accommodating with the short notice ceremony rehearsal and somewhat difficult family members. Im very pleased she was accepting of my changes of the wedding draft. She was on time and ready to go. I highly recommend her.
  • Dale H. Mar 30, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Our experience was wonderful. Rev. Kemp was kind, professional, and personable. She performed the ceremony with sincerity and sensitivity. Her words were clear, above the rumbling ocean, and so meaningful. They brought us to tears of joy. She suggested the particular beach, which turned out to be perfect. She also recommended a restaurant nearby that we went to and thoroughly enjoyed. She sent a script ahead of time for us to review and make any changes we wanted to (we changed nothing – it was perfect). All of this was done in a timely manner, so we had no anxiety around last minute things. She made our wedding such a beautiful and meaningful memory. We recommend her to the highest degree possible!
  • Patricia C. Jan 5, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Eileen was wonderful to work with and having her be our Officiant made all the difference. She guided and made suggestions, and was open to our requested changes. When there was a slight mic mishap at the start, she simply 'rolled with it' and handled the challenge with grace, starting again so everyone could hear the important & beautiful words. She's calm, kind and listened to us, giving us the ceremony we wanted. I highly recommend her!
  • Marissa M. Dec 22, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    This was the best experience. We had our wedding at the beach. It was fun and Eileen was great. We did exactly what we wanted and she made it happen!
  • Karl S. Oct 20, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev Eileen officiated our 30 minute beach wedding this week and it turned out really great! Some of the guests (and my wife and I), thought it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! Would definitely recommend Eileen if you are planning an intimate ceremony.
  • Roxanne H. Sep 9, 2013
    Reverend Eileen was so wonderful to work with on creating a special beach side wedding. We wanted to include our parents in the ceremony and Eileen added a special candle lighting for them to bless us in our marriage. It was just what we were looking for! She took the time to sit with us beforehand and plan even though we only had family and a few close friends attending. She is so kind and reassuring it helped to calm our nerves that day even when the sky looked like rain!! We know we made the best choice in choosing Reverend Eileen as our wedding officiant!
    Rev. Eileen K. Sep 10, 2013

    It was my pleasure and honor to officiate at your beautiful wedding! Many blessings to you and your beloved. Hugs, Eileen

  • Anya M. Aug 14, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She made sure , before the day of the ceremony, to remind me of things I would need for the ceremony, (ie . unity sand ceremony pieces.) She made sure to stay in contact withme every few days for updates. She ws dressed professionally for the ceremony. Arrived in plenty of time in spite of traffic. Very Friendly to family and friends. Thank you so much Eileen and Thumbtack for everything. Our special day was just that!!
  • Elisha B. Jul 3, 2013
    She made my wedding go smooth and was so friendly and willing to work with us on what we wanted to do, couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Would recommend her every time hands down!!!
  • Donna W. Dec 18, 2012
    Rev. Eileen - what a wonderful day you gave us! We both feel that our wedding was greatly enhanced by your presence. You helped us so much with so many things we might have forgotten to do beforehand if it wasn't for you! And your ceremony was outstanding - especially the "Sand Ceremony". You exude LOVE and HAPPINESS. Thank you again so very much.
  • Anita G. Nov 16, 2012
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    she was a pleasure. put us at ease. even worked my little boy into the wedding.