Joyous Vows

Coeur D Alene, ID

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My philosophy is simple: Every couple deserves to have a wedding that embodies and amplifies the love they share. I will design the ceremony with you to meet your unique needs. I am LGBT friendly and an ally. Living in Coeur D'Alene, I love the beauty of our region and you'll love the convenience of meeting together close to home. Communication is key to ensuring we create the perfect ceremony together. I am happy to meet in person and over the phone, through email, via FaceTime or Skype, or through online meeting software of your choice. In addition to the reviews on Thumbtack, you can check other reviews of my services here: bit.ly/joyousvowsreviews I am a certified Prepare-Enrich program facilitator (see: bit.ly/p-e4couples). Pre- and Post- Marriage Counseling with me is very practical and reinforcing. After filling out a secure, on-line assessment, I share with couples both their strengths and grown areas. In four sessions, we work on communications, conflict resolution, and understanding each others styles to help couples become even stronger partners. Couples can feel confident that my counseling is supported by a framework that has helped millions of couples and is backed with solid, proven methods for over 30 years. I am a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. I want couples to know that they can be completely confident when they work with me. I have high professional standards and an independent organization that stands behind me to assure my clients are satisfied with my services.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with couples and one of the happiest times of their lives. I get to create something spectacular with them to amplify the joy and love that they share. I am independent and flexible so I can be as religious or as non religious and as traditional or as unique as the couple desires. In the counseling setting, I get to help couples strengthen their relationships, better understand each other, and apply practical approaches to the most critical areas that contribute to the success of their marriage. I am hopeful that I can help couples beat the national averages, and stay happily married for years to come.
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Location

Coeur D Alene, ID 83815

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

43

Reviews

25 Reviews
  • Julie M. Feb 15, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was amazing!
    We requested a last minute ceremony so my grandmother could witness her 1st great-grandchild get married before she passed away. I sent my initial request on 1/25/17, Dave replied quickly with all the info we needed for a ceremony on 2/14/17. When her health took a turn for the worse a day later, I contacted Dave again who agreed to perform the ceremony, bedside, on 1/28; we lost her on the 31st. We were able to honor her wish of witnessing her great-grandson getting married while at the same time not breaking my sons promise to her - that he would get married during her lifetime. Thanks to Dave for his prompt response, fantastic pricing, and complete understanding of the situation. We are very thankful and appreciate everything he did to make this happen.
  • Jan O. Nov 3, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Vows (Finally!)
    We really couldn't have asked for anything better! Dave asked what we wanted, offered suggestions and possible alternatives (for inclement weather) and followed through with coordination - on anything and everything. We were two people who'd been "dating" for nearly a decade, living in two different states, getting married in a 3rd state, yet everything went smooth, thanks to Dave; and his fee was very reasonable. Thanks Dave!
  • Nicholas V. Sep 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Hands down, the best!
    Dave created the most memorable and beautiful ceremony! From the beginning, we knew that he was the perfect fit for our wedding. His customized style of creating the ceremony is perfect for anyone getting married. He is great at communicating during the process and we felt at ease knowing that he was there to help us along every step of the way! Our family and friends paid many compliments to his performance during the ceremony. I would highly recommend ending your search with Dave, because he is by far the best! He is fun to work with and really made us feel like he wanted to construct the perfect ceremony for us.
  • Amber H. Sep 25, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Perfect day
    My husband and I were on s right budget, but Dave did not let that do him from making our day perfect! He was so willing to work with us, and we greatly appreciate it. He puts on a beautiful ceremony!
  • Jeff J. Sep 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave is GREAT!
    Dave was very personable and accommodating to our every need. We used his references for rental equipment and our wedding cake and were extremely pleased. We would definitely recommend him to anyone!
  • Brenda S. Aug 18, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was wonderful and made the whole ceremony stress free and easy going. He has so many options to choose from, it really made our wedding vows unique and our own 😀
  • Stephanie D. Jul 31, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave Cavanaugh was fantastic!! He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. My husband and I have had very little wedding experience and Dave took the time to help guide us through all of the details of the ceremony before hand. During our ceremony our ring bearer panicked and Dave knew just exactly how to help him get down the isle as smoothly and quickly as possible. He also provided all of the sound equipment, a few pictures and 3 full videos of the ceremony from different angles. Would definitely recommend.
  • Rebecca A. Jul 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    It was such a pleasure working with Dave. He did an outstanding job of performing our wedding ceremony and he just seemed like he was part of the family. I would highly recommend him for any of your wedding needs. Wonderful experience! Thanks again Dave!
  • Theresa C. Jul 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Victoria H. Jun 27, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was amazing! Everything went smoothly throughout the entire wedding process! He is a very caring and genuine man that treats his customers with utmost respect and kindness. We are forever thankful for everything he has done for us!
  • Tammy M. May 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was very accommodating and customized our ceremony to what we wanted. He made it very very simple!!! We received several compliments after the wedding on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and what a great job Dave did. Since this is both of our second wedding and my husband hates to get his picture taken, we did not hirer a professional photographer. We asked Dave to take a few photos and he was more than happy to do so!! I asked my husband what he would rate Dave? He also gave Dave a 5 star rating... !! Thank you, Dave for a beautiful ceremony and making our special day just that more meaningful
  • Melissa W. Mar 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Karen A. Dec 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Your wedding is one of the most special and magical days of your life and Dave went out of his way to make ours particularly personal and beautiful. Dave was kind, generous, very easy going, and communicated many wonderful ideas to us. We meet a couple of times before the wedding and he created a wedding story for us that were simply perfect. One of the compliments we consistently get about our wedding is referencing Dave and what an amazing job he did. He emailed any changes and updates to the ceremony and even helped us troubleshoot problems along the way. I was surprised and touched that his wife and him took pictures at the reception. Those pictures actually turned out better than our own photographer! I highly recommend Joyous Vows for your special day.
  • Nessa M. Nov 22, 2015
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was fantastic. I really enjoyed working with him.
  • Ann W. Nov 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave made our day! He was awesum to work with and made everyone feel at ease.Our weather was horrible but his infectious laughter made it fun. Wind and rain does not deter this man. Thanks Bunches!!!
  • Barbara S. Sep 18, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Caroline A. Aug 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He was perfect for the settings worked hard on the ceremony and helped with the entrance exit song and even sent some great photos he was a class act
  • Alexis B. Aug 25, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He is very prompt and all about us as a couple and our Day!! Love that! -Coby & Alexis
  • Starr V. Aug 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Richard A. Aug 3, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Christina R. Jul 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Julia A. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave was awesome! He dogs a fabulous job, and he pickled right up on impromptu things! Hire him!
  • Lillian C. Jul 8, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Ceremony was great and simple. Dave had prepared the script and even helped us in picking out a spot along CDA for our ceremony.
  • Cody P. May 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Dave helped us tremendously with a last minute wedding because the original guy flaked out. it was at falls park and took about 2 hours. Everything about it was perfect. I honestly couldn't say what went wrong or what didn't go right. I would most definitly recommend Dave to a lot more people.
  • Debbie A. May 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing experience.... Dave made the entire process a breeze!