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Your Wedding Your Way
5.0
from 147 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adrienne L.
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Patty Burgess was the most amazing, magical, warm, wonderful, and professional officiant my husband and I could have hoped for. We planned our Georgia wedding from New Mexico, and were concerned about finding a suitable officiant with whom we felt a genuine connection, as well as one we could afford! Through a Google search, we found Thumbtack, and Patty popped up as one of the officiants available for our date and location. What made Patty stand out right away was the rapidity of her response to our inquiries, as well as the sincerity and detailed nature of her responses. You felt like she was giving you all the time in the world, even before you had hired her or paid her a cent. Patty answered many questions via email, and was glad to have a lengthy conversation with my fiance and I by phone, in which she explained her approach to working with a couple to craft a unique ceremony that truly reflects their story and personalities. We came away from that conversation convinced that Patty was the one for us. She then sent us a treasure trove of sample components for us to consider and pull from as we crafted our ceremony. When we decided to involve friends in a dramatic performance as one of our "readings", and to have other friends play a song in place of a reading, Patty was 100% supportive. Two things that made her stand out even before our wedding day were, 1) She sent an extensive email with the contact info for the courthouse in the county where our wedding would be held, with instructions on how to obtain a marriage license, and details of how she would handle filing it for us; and 2) Patty insisted on meeting with us in person once prior to our wedding, at no additional charge, so that we could forge a personal connection that would be reflected throughout our eye contact and energy together during the ceremony. She was so warm and relaxed during our pre-wedding day meeting, and you could just tell that she genuinely loves not only officiating, but getting to know her couples and helping them pull of a totally unique ceremony on their big day. As for the wedding day itself, Patty had a wonderfully soulful, grounded, authoritative presence (like you would want from an ordained minister). She had a wonderfully articulate and easily audible speaking voice with a beautiful Virginia accent. And, she rolled like a champ with the curve balls, even folding them into the ceremony, like when our friend's 2-year-old son began to cry just as our friend walked forward to do a reading. Our friend ended up holding her son throughout the reading. While our friend sorted this out, with her son wailing, Patty said with a smile, "Well, you know, it's not a proper Southern wedding unless there's at least one crying child!" This got the whole crowd "on board", and everyone had a good laugh and showed their support for the mother of the crying child, and it actually made the reading more endearing. Patty remained calm and affirmative throughout this hiccup, and that made me respect her even more. You can tell that after 800+ weddings, she is simply unflappable. Finally, Patty had some time after our ceremony and was able to join us for the reception. My family and friends had so much fun talking to her and getting to know her. She felt like part of the family! Bottom line: Patty has loads of experience and just kind of thinks of everything in advance, and does everything she can to take worry and stress off of the bride and groom's plate, so that all the bride and groom have to do is show up, follow her cue, and look in her book when it's time to do vows, since she has everything there for you. She even gave us a printed, ribbon-tied copy of our ceremony as a keepsake right out of her book after the ceremony! And she filed our marriage license for us after signing it. She is a delight, and so incredibly good at what she does. I found her price to be an astonishing bargain, and could not more highly recommend her! Thank you, Patty, for making our ceremony so wonderful, memorable, and effortless!

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Atlanta Wedding Ceremonies
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela C.
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Carol was amazing! we are so glad we used her as our officiant! she was on time, prepared and the ceremony was so beautiful that everyone was in tears! we highly recommend!!!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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Rich was very professional throughout the entire process. We were admittedly apprehensive about booking a minister through this service, yet Rick was beyond impressive. He put on a beautiful ceremony and made us a better couple during our counseling session. I definitely recommend Rick's services.

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Weddings By Lisa
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tamara H.
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Lisa was a true joy! She is a kind, caring and sincere person who writes personalized vows based on meeting with you as well as your own input. Lisa was prompt to reply to phone calls and emails and was very organized; even giving me a packet with information on making name changes after the ceremony. I couldn't recommend her more!

Thumbtack Best of 2015/16/17
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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Very kind man! Very Profesional he was prompt and on time. Glad he was our minister.

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Kathy E. Ross
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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Minister Ross was awesome, and made our day so special . We had a simple ceremony but she made it really special and unique.

Circle Community
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Allen F.
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Reverend Cahaley presented a very nice ceremony. We were very pleased with her wonderful manner. She made our small family wedding go smoothly. She was just what we were looking for in a minister. Truly a blessing!

Sevier County Weddings
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie K.
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Everything went as planned, was early to arrive. He did exactly like we wanted, where we wanted. Super nice like able guy. Would def refer him to everyone that ask u for a minister. Thanks for making my day special. And helping us with taking photos.

Emmanuel Counseling Services
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bro T.
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As I minister to my daughter and son-in-law, who is retired military, Bro. Will has provided me with invaluable insights about Veterans returning home to family life. His counsel has been sound and mostly importantly biblical. Thanks Will

GACC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Alex B.
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So we have known Angel for several years now, and had the benefit of him helping us not only in our spiritual lives but in our relationship from dating right up through to our marriage. We were married in August 2012 and were grateful to be able to have pre marital counselling sessions via long distance over the phone and Skype (as we were located in different countries at the time), which helped us in laying a good foundation for marriage. Angel did a great job with conducting our ceremony and it was very personal for us. He also was accommodating to our families and friends which helped our special day to go well. A. Butterfield

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sharon R.
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My life coaching experience has been mind blowing to say the least! Baruti Muenda Meriamen has been and always will be an inspiration to me. Life coaching was definitely his calling. Mr. Meriamen is easy to talk to and also has a great ear for listening. I am a married woman with three amazing children. The initial consultation a year and a half ago was about my six year old daughter. My daughter's lack of focus was interfering with her performance in school. Mr. Meriamen has given me amazing help an strategies in dealing with this issue. As I listen and communicated with Mr. Meriamen, realization sets in that my life needs coaching too. At the age of forty nine, scared and felt my identity was lost and needed clarity on my purpose or importance in life. Starving for his knowledge and expertise, Mr. Meriamen supplied food for thought! His mentoring ability is very impressive. He coached me in a gentle but firm way In so many areas of my life. Mr. Meriamen is very direct, deliberate and decisive in his recommendations. I have been able to make great strides, improvements and applaud Baruti's strength, understanding, patience, enthusiasm,tenacity, and perseverance to my life's journey! He's made me see that the glass is always half full! I look at life differently and know now that it's never ever to late to accomplish what you desire in life. I wanted to enhance my growth and improve relationships with the people who mean the most. I know how and when to pick or choose battles! I've learn to not sweat the small stuff! I am so appreciative and thankful to Baruti Muenda Meriamen for his help, support, dedication, and commitment to enhancing my quality of life! There is no question in my mind that Baruti Muenda Meriamen would be a tremendous asset in your life as a mentor and or coach. He's taught me to always remember that you are confined only by the walls you build yourself.......and you are in the driver's seat with or without a license......that you my friend are in control! Live life....but on your own terms!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Latonya B.
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Minister Scott is a great man. He was very very patient with me when communication was bad on my end. He was so professional and had such a calm demeanor. My wedding ceremony stated an hour late and he was still very patient with us all. He even stuck around to take pictures with my husband and I. Minister Scott was concerned with making sure that our ceremony went exactly how we wanted it to go. He is very knowledgeable in ministry and he wasn't pushy about anything. He allowed the ceremony to go off without a hitch. I would love to work with him again.

Redefinding You
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa Y.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about the phenomenal service that Minister Kim provided before, during and after our special day. At our meeting before the ceremony, she made both of us feel comfortable and provided a wealth of information to us regarding marriage and a few other topics. Her life experiences have given her a unique perspective and value on life's triumphs and tragedies. Minister Kim tailored our ceremony to fit us and our vision for the perfect ceremony. Our guests are still raving about her. I highly recommend Minister Kim.

Dr. Bob L. Royall
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Christina H.
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Bob officiated our wedding and he and his wife did our premarital counseling and they were GREAT. Such compassionate and loving people. They really got personal with us and made sure we were aware of the real relational issues of marriage, did a great job helping plan our ceremony, and kept pointing us to Jesus :). I love them and and their counsel.

  • 40 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Renee L.
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REVEREND JOHNSON WAS EXTREMELY LOVING, WARM AND CARING. VERY PROFESSIONAL - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Thank you for taking time to review this information about my wedding ceremony services. My goal has always been the same with every couple. When you walk down the aisle, do it the way you have always wanted and not the way someone tells you it should be. I am 100% devoted to my craft and to couples who are in search for a non-denominational wedding officiant to preside over their wedding ceremony. I bring couples my knowledge, professionalism, understanding, and experience, which I have earned by performing over 900 weddings. By being a non-denominational wedding officiant, it gives me the ability to respect and observe all faiths, beliefs, and yes, even non-beliefs without judgment or with a hidden agenda. The most common words used by brides and grooms to describe me would be, fun, personal, fun, warm, fun, professional, fun; do you notice a theme here? I am also the program director and author of the National Professional Wedding Officiant's Training Program. I would love to meet with you and see how we can put together a wedding ceremony that will be filled with memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Rev. Mike Lowe

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a traveling ordained minister as well as a wedding and event planner. My fee range from the type and size of the event. My fee starts at $150.00 for performing the wedding service, but it also depends on the special request made by the party. Georgia is the only State where I could marry people but I am willing to provide wedding and event planning services anywhere.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a christian minister who embraces and respects the diversity of all faiths and beliefs. I am a motivational speaker, personal coach and mentor.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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As a non-denominational mobile wedding officiant, We stand out by offering to come to you. We firmly believe that your wedding should be the way you want it, and one of the key aspects is "Where" you want it. So if we can come to you, then that makes it the best possible solution for everyone!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an ordained minister and licensed to perform weddings and premarital biblical counseling. I have a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at the Interdemominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I will not discriminate!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide counseling, consulting, planning, and ministry services. I am an ordained Christian Church pastor (Disciples of Christ), and I am married.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm not your normal minister; I have a different hair color every 4 months, I have done more blue jean and tshirt weddings than suits and dresses weddings. I enjoy writing wedding ceremonies that are sweet and maybe a little funny.

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We offer the following who are licensed to perform religious and non-religious wedding ceremonies for brides and grooms throughout GA: • Wedding officiants • Clergy • Ministers • Priests • Justice of peace • Judges A Spanish-speaking officiant is available! We can perform marriage vows at your church, chapel, home, or private location. Vows are customized. We offer reasonable fees, and travel on short notice. We also do quick elopements, premarital counseling and blended families. We have been performing ceremonies in Georgia for over a quarter of a century. We were established in 1978, and are listed in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

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