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Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
The absolute best. Rosalie was incredible throughout the entire process. From suggested readings to vows, to follow through. She was the best. Let it be noted that our wedding happened during a HURRICANE and she moved the time up and drove into a storm for us, FIVE hours early. She is amazing. For sure, this is the officiant you go with, hands down.Oct 11, 2017VerifiedRosalie Mortillaro - Wedding Officiant's reply
Thank you so much, Brooke, for such a nice review! It was truly my pleasure working with you, and hope that your wedding was everything you wanted, in spite of the re-arranging that had to be done! It really was no trouble at all, on my end. Best wishes to you and Michael!!
Rosalie was absolutely outstanding! From the very beginning, as I was reading her reviews, I had a good feeling about her. Boy, was I right!! Rosalie was very responsive and polite. She was able to communicate and offer helpful suggestions such as providing a draft ceremony script, wedding ceremony sites, instructions and reminders for licensing requirements and even fun photo sites!! She was truly remarkable in her effort to help us pull our elopement off on such short notice! We were very fortunate that she was available for our private and intimate elopement, for only myself and my groom, on Valentine's Day. We met in New Orleans Botanical Gardens, and although it was a little stressful (as with most weddings), Rosalie did everything she could to make our ceremony perfect. She is one of the sweetest women I've ever met! Rosalie helped us feel perfectly comfortable and she took care of everything we needed! I could not recommend her highly enough to officiate your wedding! Thanks so much Rosalie for helping us pull off the most romantic Valentine's Day ever!Feb 16, 2016Verified
Absolutely wonderful experience! My now husband and I searched high and low for an officiant. We were overwhelmed with options and sites galore. We stumbled on Thumbtack and were blessed to have been found by Rosalie when we posted our event. Rosalie was perfect. She spoke with us in advance, got to know us and we talked about what we envisioned for our ceremony. She shared the script she planned with us shortly after and gave us the option to approve or edit - we didn't change a single thing. In fact, we're getting it printed, designed, and framed with our photo. On the day of our wedding we met up in advance, talked (I was fretting about my hair), and she was comforting, kind and just like a friend. It was beautiful, moving and more than we expected. Thank you, Rosalie! We're so happy and grateful to have had you to marry us. XoOXoNov 5, 2015Verified
Rosalie was a co-officiant at my daughter's wedding and she was absolutely wonderful. It was a Christian and Hindu fusion ceremony that we had no idea how we were going to pull off. Rosalie worked with us, meeting with us several times and communicating via email, to come up with a script for the ceremony, which wasn't easy. The other officiant was a Hindu priest who had broken English. None of us, other than the groom, were familiar with a Hindu wedding. But Rosalie made this all work and was even able to improvise when during the ceremony the Hindu priest went off script. I would give Rosalie ten stars (even though the highest rating is only 5 on here). She was absolutely excellent and I would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Rosalie!Jan 5, 2016Verified
Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
Rosalie was exactly who we were looking for to officiate our wedding. She met with us beforehand and stayed in touch via email up until our wedding day. She wrote and revised the script for our ceremony to be specific to our lives and relationship. If we ever decide to renew our vows in the future, I'll absolutely be calling on Rosalie again. She was such a delight to work with!Apr 3, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The base price is $160 and includes an introductory phone call, customizing your script, two revisions, officiating the ceremony, and processing the marriage license paperwork. Extra fees apply as follows: • $40 Premium fee for weddings at 7:00 p.m. or later. • $25 Premium fee for French Quarter/CBD, and areas outside of Jefferson or Orleans parishes. • $75 to attend rehearsal (plus premium fee if in French Quarter, CBD, or outside Jefferson or Orleans parishes. • Extra fees will apply in the French Quarter during Carnival season or during special events. Please contact me so we can discuss what is needed, and then I will provide a final quote.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have a 20-30 minute phone call with the couple to find out what they are envisioning for their ceremony. Then I customize their script based on their requests, and submit to them a few days later for review. I will email an invoice to pay online with a credit card, and payment is due 2 weeks before the ceremony. After the ceremony, I process the paperwork and return it to the marriage license office.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My father, Judge Steve J. Mortillaro, was the Justice of the Peace in Metairie for 25 years, and I learned at his knee.