Ceremonies By Alex

Pinnacle, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Having performed over five hundred marriages, I have plenty of experience in what makes an enjoyable ceremony. I spent years working in radio, so I have a voice folks enjoy hearing, and one that never needs a microphone to be heard. My writing skills have always been praised for custom crafting ceremonies to fit the exact needs of the moment, and the exact wishes of my clients. Also, I've spent time acting on the stage, so I know a bit about how to deliver my "lines" with style and grace without upstaging the two real stars of the show--the couple being married! Watch me speak on a variety of wedding topics at my YouTube channel "Ceremonies By Alex."

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Of course, wedding days are the happiest of days, and the ceremony is such a mix of emotions--joy, nervousness, wistfulness from family members as a new life together begins, memories of past weddings, and above all else, love. I get a front row spot for the whole wonderful thing! My job is all about helping people find even more joy in what should be one of the very happiest days of their lives. I reduce stress, solve problems, and find answers, all of which makes me feel pretty good!
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Location

Pinnacle, NC 27043

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

560

Reviews

330 Reviews
  • Lauri H. Aug 17, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    What a terrific experience we had with Alex.I would most certainly recommend him to friends and family. Very professional.
  • Kimberly M. Aug 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was such a pleasure to work with. He did such a fantastic job before, during, and after the wedding. What I really liked most about working with Alex, is that he got to know us. A couple phone calls and emails goes a long way! He gave my husband and I great advice and helped us personalize our wedding ceremony to our needs. Everyone loved our wedding ceremony! Short, sweet, and simple. Alex also entertained the crowd with a couple personal jokes between my husband and I, (nothing too crazy) here and there. Overall everything during the ceremony went smoothly. Thank you Alex for being a part of our special day! Chris & Kim Simpson
  • Rick B. Aug 14, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He was perfect..!preparing service.. delivering it.. everything
  • Jessica L. Aug 11, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was awesome couldn't have had anyone better. He really makes things so smooth and stress free on your big day. And his personality is awesome and everyone will love him. Thank you so much! JessicaandBirdman
  • Jennifer F. Jul 27, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was wonderful. He kept things light when needed but solemn when called for. He did a great job and patiently answered my million questions. He was also very patient with the venue snafu that messed up my original date and was able to still do my wedding when I had to change it to 3 months later. Alex was just amazing and added to our special day.
  • Wes L. Jul 24, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review Updated
    Alex made our special day everything we had hoped for. His professionalism is top notch and the way he presented the ceremony was spot on. We highly recommend him and wish him nothing but success and the best in the future
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  • Sherell G. Jul 21, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Everything was amazing. From the communication, arrangement of ceremony etc. My family and I loved everything. Indeed he felt like family. I would definitely refer friends looking for an officiant.
  • Megan F. Jul 21, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    From the first contact to saying goodbye after the ceremony, Alex was absolutely wonderful. He made us feel at ease and gave us advice and options for the ceremony, but really listened to what we wanted and designed a ceremony that was perfect for our wedding. Thank you Alex! We have had many compliments about you from our family and friends.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 19, 2017
    With my experience with Alex I would highly recommend anybody that fixing to get married to go to Alex
  • Liz C. Jul 14, 2017
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was absolutely amazing! He was always on time and prompt. Throughout the entire process he would check in. Alex was very professional and full of energy at our first meeting, rehearsal, and on the wedding day. His main focus was always on me and conducting the wedding in the way that we had planned. He helped us to make the ceremony very personal and included things you might not have ever seen before at a wedding ceremony. Alex truly ensured a stress free wedding day! We would absolutely recommend Alex to anyone looking for a wedding officiant for their big day.
  • Jennifer F. Jul 10, 2017
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My son got married in South Carolina in May, 2017. We wanted a traditional, Christian ceremony, but did not have a local Pastor to officiate. I checked "Thumbtack" just to see what options we had. I chose Alex Cheek, based on the great reviews others had posted about their experiences. Wow!! We were so blessed to find such a genuine and kind professional. Alex was so helpful and responsive from the very start. He followed through with everything agreed on, made excellent recommendations and delivered an absolutely beautiful, personal and humorous ceremony. We could not have been more pleased with his services. Many of our guests commented on what a great job Alex did and how he made everyone (wedding party and guests) feel so comfortable...we even had a few laugh out loud moments. He even had a fresh handkerchief for the mother of the groom having a "moment" before the ceremony started. If you want the best, hire Alex Cheek!
  • Bianca S. Jul 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 4, 2017
    Muy satisfechos con los servicios de Alex. Muy entregado a su trabajo, nos dió varias propuestas para la ceremonia y así mismo escuchó las nuestras, haciendo de nuestra boda algo muy bonito, muy personal. Sin pensarlo dos veces buscaría a Alex para un próximo evento.
  • Jamie B. Jul 2, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My husband and I had an excellent experience with Alex. He created a ceremony draft based on what our thoughts were for our day. We sent our changes and even if we were not for sure how to incorporate something into our ceremony he assisted with doing so very well. He was very professional and personable and even said he would be our minister going forward... not just for our ceremony should we ever need him. We would highly recommend Alex for your ceremony and again we were so pleased with the way our ceremony was conducted. Thank you Alex.
  • William R. Jul 1, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex handled our ceremony with great skill, sincerity, and professionalism. From the beginning he was responsive and helpful with crafting our own personal ceremony. Throughout the preparation he exuded confidence and we were assured that he would deliver. He conductrd an excellent ceremony for us and really seemed to really care.
  • Kyra O. Jun 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was a great help me! He knows the answers to all the questions regarding legality. Even after my own mistake which I won't get into, he was very professional and polite. He didn't make me feel bad and he still did everything he was supposed to. Highly Recommend!
  • Kristin W. Jun 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was amazing in all ways possible! We weren't sure what we were doing or what we wanted and he offered the guidance we needed. It was a wonderful experience!
  • Amy W. Jun 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was absolutely wonderful! He went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable during all parts of our ceremony. I highly recommend him!
  • Brittany R. Jun 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I could not be happier with the ceremony and services that were provided. We feel so lucky to have found such a qualified officiant to conduct our wedding.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 21, 2017
    Was really nice and informative
  • Stephanie R. Jun 19, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex arrived early for our event and even offered to help with set up, etc. We, of course, didn't let him help but I could tell he was sincere in his offering! He did a great job performing the ceremony and was kind to all the guests. He was friendly and highly responsive - a great vendor to work with. Thanks, Alex, for officiating!
  • Natasha R. Jun 18, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Myra D. Jun 15, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was great to work with, he preformed our ceremony exactly how it was planned and how we wanted, very professional yet humorous and made us feel very relaxed . Would totally recommend Alex for your wedding ceremony.
  • Sarah A. Jun 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was fantastic!! He was everything we were looking for in our officiant. He gave suggestions on how to keep the traditions of a ceremony and also was able to do what we wanted. He is flexible to your specific needs. I saw him holding shoes and water at one point after the ceremony. (That really wasn't his job!) He did everything in his power to make himself useful without being asked. He prepared a lovely ceremony and delivered it beautifully. He was gracious and seemed humbled and honored we had him as part of our big day. When we asked him to make correction to the ceremony, there was no ego what so ever. He said many, many times he would do whatever to make our day just as we wanted it. He pulled me aside at the rehearsal and asked me specifically what he should wear, from suit and shirt color to tie color and design. We were pretty flexible on that so we were tickled that he had such attention to detail and wanted to please us. Alex had great advice on marriage, the flow of the ceremony, and common pitfalls of things that go wrong. Someone misplace our marriage certificate and Alex was patient and kind to wait around while someone found it. We cannot say enough good things about how fantastic Alex was. With so many things going on with wedding planning and the wedding day, Alex was one thing we didn't have to worry about. He performed his job impeccably. Please, please consider him for your big day! You won't regret it. Alex made a conscious effort to step out of the frame when it was a big picture moment. We were able to capture a few of him speaking though!
  • Taylor B. Jun 5, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He was amazing. Always offered to do anything he could to help, even held up a light reflector for my photographer. Always answered calls quickly & I loved how personal he made the speech. He was very affordable & a had pleasant attitude. However our speech ended up a bit altered from what we had originally discussed and I'm not sure how it happened, but I would recommend him fully!
  • Darlene F. Jun 5, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We are getting married next year. Due to 2 major surgeries and both of us switching jobs we have change the date3 times. Alex has been wonderful. We now have a date and I feel the right person to do the honor of joining us in holy matrimony. He asks questions to make this special and about us. So glad we found him.
  • Amanda M. Jun 4, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    It was a genuine pleasure to work with Alex, from the very beginning to our ceremony. He was so great, knowledgable, helpful, and accommodating! And he really made us feel comfortable and listened to exactly what we wanted and then some. I would reccomend him to anyone, we have nothing but great things to say about our experience with him. My husband and father and law continued to talk about what a presence and the delivery went, Alex really is great at what he does and he made our day memorable and perfect!
  • Pat L. Jun 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was so patient and professional with our group. As the mother t of the groom I really appreciated his efforts to really make this special.
  • Jessica S. Jun 2, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex is top notch! My husband and I were so pleased by every part of our ceremony and it couldn't have been as perfect if we had hired someone else. The script he wrote was so perfect based off of the series of questions he asked both of us to get to know us on a personal level. Alex pays attention to detail, really cares about your requests and completely puts your mind at ease about your most important day! I can't count the number of times he asked me if there was anything I needed or if there was anything else he could do for us to make our day perfect. He even gave me his handkerchief during the ceremony when I started crying. Such an awesome guy! I recommend him to anyone getting married!
  • Alyssa S. May 30, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We are so happy we chose Alex to officiate our wedding. He did such an amazing job and allowed us to make our wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted! We were able to add and take out as much as we wanted and he delivered in such a beautiful way. Not once did we feel pressured or rushed when it came to our ceremony. Thank you so much Alex! Jason and I couldn't have imagined our ceremony any better.
  • Michelle J. May 29, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I couldn't have asked for a better person as my officiant! When I read the first draft of our vows, I was thinking how beautifully well written and personalized it was. On the wedding day, the speech literally gave me goosebumps and warmed everyone's heart. I will be recommending him to all of my girlfriends who are getting married!!! Thank you for making my ceremony so intimate and magical!!!
  • Erica R. May 29, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I cannot thank Alex enough for the wonderful ceremony he created. My last minute little wedding that I thought would be a train wreck turned out absolutely incredible and I owe almost all of that to him. Thank you so much. God bless. Mr & Mrs DiBattista
  • Heather C. May 29, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was absolutely amazing!!! He was so easy to work with and did everything we asked him to do. At our reception all of guest kept saying to us and our parents how great of a job he did. We couldn't have chosen and better officiant for our wedding! Thank you so much Alex!!!
  • Vickie I. May 28, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    It eas very easy working with Alex. He was promt and thoughtful throughout the entire process. He is also very funny. My son was nervous and impatient. Alex kept the ceremony light and when my son messed up he made it funny. I highly recommend Alex.
  • Erin R. May 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was helpful through out the process. He was timely for the rehearsal and ceremony. He made it pleasant and made sure to make our day the best. I would recommend him to anyone who is getting married.
  • Rachel E. May 25, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex will work with you to ensure a perfect day to fit what you envision your special day to entail. Highly recommend
  • Michelle D. May 20, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was great to work with. Very personable. He did a great job on our ceremony as well as giving us some tips here and there when we were a little stuck. Would highly recommend.
  • Carmen D. May 11, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    ONE WORD ---- FLAWLESS!!! In planning a wedding there is so many decisions...colors, styles, fine details. But there was ONE thing that I had no doubt in my mind from the very beginning and that was Alex. After ONE phone call I looked no further... his voice is so soothing and he really put his heart and soul into our ceremony. He made sure he stayed clear of the photos so everything was picture perfect and it just COULDN'T of gotten any better, no way. He had just the right amount of humor and spoke loud and clear and we got so many compliments about Alex, someone even said he sounded like Jesus!! LOL!! If you are considering do yourself a HUGE favor and give him a call and you will see instantly that he's a TRUE PROFESSIONAL!! With our other vendors I spent COUNTLESS HOURS getting things the way we wanted them, tweaking and changing but not at all with Alex!! His readings were so perfect from the beginning we didn't change a thing!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH Alex you were truly a breath of fresh air and real BLESSING to us!!! God Bless you and your family :)
  • Misty F. May 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Soothing voice. Was on time, and relaxed. You can really tell he enjoys what he does, and he good at it. Very professional.
  • Sha F. May 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    It was a delight to have Alex officiate our vow renewal. He was professional prompt, on time and friendly. He is open to weddings at alternative places (outside of 4 walls) and helped me brainstorm things we could try. He helped everything go on smoothly. His personality really shines through and you can tell he loves what he does!
  • Tammy H. May 2, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    The process of scheduling Alex for our wedding has been very simple. Alex has responded quickly to all emails and texts. I am looking forward to working with him while planning our wedding! T&J
  • Kay M. May 1, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is the BEST!!
    Alex was awesome!! He officiated our wedding ceremony in a rainstorm (flooded streets and all) in the middle of a garden with absolutely no problem! He made our day so very special despite the weather conditions and location. Our ceremony was beautiful! I would recommend Alex any day for ANY occasion! We are definitely hiring him for our anniversary celebration next! Alex, you are the best!!! Thank you so much for your time and commitment to our joyous day!!
  • Michael H. Apr 30, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did an amazing job. He wrote a great ceremony and allowed us to put our personal touches to it. He was very knowledgeable about obtaining and completing the paperwork. He connected the ceremony so that everyone was included and comforatable.
  • Amy C. Apr 25, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    April 14th Wedding
    Alex did an amazing job at our ceremony. He was very professional, yet funny. We loved having him as our officiant. He made us feel very comfortable and that calmed our nerves. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Lauren S. Apr 23, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was amazing! He showed up ahead of schedule, dressed to the nines, did exactly what we discussed & was very personable!!! Highly recommend!!! Thanks Alex!
  • Ashley L. Apr 19, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent Services, Above & Beyond
    Our wedding was above and beyond what we could have asked for. Everyone is still talking about our ceremony and what an excellent job Alex did at our wedding. Alex went out of his way to make our wedding special. I would highly recommend using his services.
  • Yuli C. Apr 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Perfection
    Alex was absolutely perfect! Even though we had a very intimate ceremony, he was very accommodating and helpful with the process, making sure we had it exactly the way we wanted it to be... he was right on time which is amazing. I definitely recommend his services a 100%. Thank you so much for being part of our perfect day. It was beyond of what I expected. Thank you again!
  • Amy L. Apr 16, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex will help you with anything you need
    Alex was so nice​ and understanding of the brides needs. He would ask if I needed anything, but since I've never married before I never had a good answer. Even though the ring passing didn't happen, the ceremony was great.
  • Candace B. Apr 11, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Exceptional Wedding Officiant
    Overall, we had a very good experience with Alex. He arrived early, made sure everything was completed accurately, and was clearly a successful public speaker. We felt a little awkward at times, but this was mostly a clashing of personalities. We would recommend Alex to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
  • Rubetta G. Apr 9, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!
    One word to describe the services of Alex Cheek: PHENOMENAL. He was professional, prepared and exact. He was there on time and ready to assist in anyway. The ceremony was just beautiful. He made us feel very comfortable. I can not tell you how much of a pleasure it was to come in contact with this man and to work with him. After having to postpone our wedding due to some health issues I was having, he was very patient. We are already looking forward to having him perform our renewal ceremony. Highly recommended!! If you want your ceremony to be professional but have that "family" feel, you MUST hire Alex Cheek.
  • Crystal W. Apr 4, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Extremely pleased with Ceremonies by Alex
    Everyone involved was very pleased with the service we were provided by Alex. Alex was very friendly and professional. We had a small wedding at Hanging Rock State Park and the wind was blowing pretty hard at times to the point that it almost blew the arbor over that the happy couple was getting married under, Alex not only did a great job officiating the wedding, but did so while holding the arbor so we did not have any catastrophes with it. I found Alex for my brother and now thanks to Alex officiating my new sister in-law, however if my fiance and I decide to get married in North Carolina would not hesitate in hiring him to officiate our wedding
  • Catherine S. Apr 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is an awesome officiant!
    Alex was on time and a delight to know. He became one of the family right away. His ceremony was superb! I will never forget it. Very highly recommended!
  • Katie M. Apr 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing service
    He did a beautiful ceramony. The words he spoke were great. Very professional and timely.
  • Neel S. Mar 29, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent Officiant!!
    Alex was excellent officiating me and my wife's wedding. Each and every guest praised and enjoyed the wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend any future wedding couples to give Alex an opportunity to officiate the wedding. He accommodated all of our requests and changes we have asked. Very friendly and fun person. Thank you Alex for providing us an excellent ceremony.
  • Daphne C. Mar 27, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Definitely 5 Star
    Alex made the process​ easy and helped with things that we didn't even think about. We would definitely recommend him to anyone & loved the ceremony he gave us.
  • Bonnie R. Mar 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    It felt like Alex was a long time friend of our family!
    Alex performed our wedding ceremony at Bent Creek Lodge on March 18. He was wonderful to work with, making sure to have our ceremony personalized just the way we wanted it. He sent me some questions and then he wrote an absolutely perfect ceremony that couldn't have been better. Several of our friends and family thought that he was someone we had both known for a long time. It was absolutely perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing!
  • Camille R. Mar 26, 2017
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We can't thank Alex enough for making our ceremony special. From writing the words to delivering them on the day, Alex is incredibly helpful and kind. He helped us customize our ceremony to fit us, and we are so happy with how it turned out. Our family and friends commented all night on Alex's delivery and his eloquence. Thank you so much, Alex!
  • Crystal C. Mar 25, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Fantastic officiant and excellent service!
    I was a little nervous about hiring someone who we had never met to officiate our wedding, but everything turned out great. Alex did an outstanding job of personalizing our wedding ceremony by learning about the two of us, our families, and our past experiences. He provided us a variety of options to chose from ahead of time for vows and other parts of the ceremony, and delivered it all in a very warm and touching manner. In addition, he was very flexible with our unusual requests: our wedding ceremony was performed on a Sunday in a conference room of the rehab center where my now father-in-law is staying. We could not get our marriage license until Monday, and Alex agreed to drive a considerable distance to meet us to sign the license and make everything official. We couldn't have been happier. Highly recommended!
  • Elizabeth T. Mar 22, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Morrison Wedding March 17,2017
    Alex was loud and funny. The ring warming was the highlight of the ceremony. Alex was on time and was willing to help out with the rest of the set up of our wedding. We were a little late starting the wedding and Alex was so patient and a kind, He is very professional and the price was affordable! The ceremony was great the sand ceremony was the ending to a great bringing of our life's together. Will be hiring him for my daughters wedding.
  • Susana S. Mar 19, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We couldn't have chosen a better officiant!
    We chose Mr. Cheek to officiate our wedding after reading all the wonderful reviews! He is very professional and catered to all our needs not to mention the price was affordable! Our ceremony was short and sweet but very meaningful. We are very happy to have chosen him and couldn't have chosen a better officiant !
  • Sara O. Mar 13, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Five star officiant
    Alex was wonderful. He tailored our ceremony to our liking. He was kind, friendly, funny, and professional. Definitely would recommend.
  • Bridget L. Mar 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Great Experience!
    I really cannot say enough about the ease of experience choosing to work with and having Alex perform our ceremony. Having an idea of what I already wanted to include in our ceremony, he was more than willing to work everything in as well as providing us additional options and putting together a beautiful service. We had a private wedding and did not have a rehearsal the previous day. That being said, Alex arrived early and made the situation comfortable. He has a great personality and is very helpful through the whole process, beginning to end. You can tell that he loves what he does and cares about the people involved.
  • Carly C. Mar 5, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Wedding Review
    We were so impressed by Alex officiating our ceremony. He did an amazing job and we got compliments from all of our guest. He helped make our night memorable.
  • Austin C. Mar 5, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    The best officiant!
    Everything went amazing! We are so grateful to have received Alex's services. He's very professional and well spoken, and very flexible to do anything you want for your ceremony. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
  • RAFAEL P. Feb 27, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing
    Mr. Alex gave us a wonderful custom ceremony in Spanish. He kept in constant communication with us from the moment we hired him till the day of the wedding. He also worked with us when we made last minute changes to the time frame.
  • Matthew B. Feb 26, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wow
    Alex is the man. He will do whatever it takes to make your big day just right!
  • Carla C. Feb 20, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Mi boda 2-17-17
    Fue un placer tener a alex en nuestra boda! Me gusto como me ayudo en prepararme en mi gran dia! Es muy generoso y amable. Y no los hace nada mas por el dinero si no por la buena causa en casar a todos los matrimonios! Muchas gracias otra vez alex.!
  • Michael K. Feb 20, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    ceremonies by Alex
    Alex was like family from the time he arrived. The wedding ran late and alex jump in and helped. I was in a panic but alex helped me relax .my new wife is still talking about him and how blown away she was about the ceremony .we both can't say enough. We could tell alex really loves what he does.thanks again alex for a great job and me and Teresa give you a 10 plus review
  • Christin C. Feb 3, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great find
    Alex was just great! My husband and I eloped to Boone, NC. We both have grown children and family out of state so we Skyped 12 people! Alex was so patient and flexable. The ceremony was wonderful. He was even able to bring witnesses (his wonderful wife and a friend from Boone). You won't be sorry choosing Alex!
  • Erin M. Jan 12, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    6 stars
    Alex gave us exactly the ceremony we wanted, even though we had no idea what we wanted. He was able to accommodate our last minute schedule and then even more last minute schedule change. He was patient and kind as we tried to get everything together the day of. If I could give 6 stars, I would.
  • Brandy M. Jan 12, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review Updated
    AWESOMESAUCE
    Alex was excellent! Quick on his feet to improvise when I forgot ribbon for the handfasting portion of the ceremony. He was extremely patient and helpful, even after the ceremony
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    AWESOMESAUCE
    Alex was excellent! Quick on his feet to improvise when I forgot ribbon for the handfasting portion of the ceremony. He was extremely patient and helpful, even after the ceremony
  • Raymond W. Jan 11, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We could not be more pleased with Alex!!
    Our ceremony was going to be a NYE surprise wedding on short notice. Alex was very easy to work with beforehand. He arrived perfectly on time, well dressed, and kept our guests entertained until breaking the good news. The ceremony was sweet and personal. Alex was the perfect officiant for our happy day! We whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
  • Kayla H. Jan 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    12.26.2016 Wedding
    Excellent! Alex was professional, easy to work with, and prepared! He was early to both the rehearsal and the ceremony which gave peace of mind! Great!
  • Jeffry F. Jan 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Awesome
    He did everything perfect and what she loved best was that he did it in Spanish that was awesome. He was on time and did everything exactly how you wanted to be.
  • Carol C. Jan 7, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Big thanks to you Alex!!!
    Alex is an exceptionable man who put me and my fiancé at ease. He was professional and yet took a personal interest in us. He traveled a great distance through snow covered roads . And showed up with a smile on his face and a warm heart.. We highly recommend Alex and he will be always dear to our hearts.
  • Mike S. Jan 2, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Ceremony
    Alex was very professional and easy to work with. He took into consideration what we wanted and provided some previous experiences that he was familiar with.. he help personalize our ceremony for us.
  • Crystal A. Dec 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Simply perfect
    Alex officiated my wedding recently. Ceremony was perfect....guests all said that it was wonderful and they loved a mini ceremony he included that was based around our rings. He was the perfect choice and made our day beyond perfect.
  • Eliseo V. Dec 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    Alex is a very great person, I highly recommend him. He made my wedding ceremony feel Amazing.
  • Venus L. Dec 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent service
    My wedding went off without a hitch. Alex service was excellent. I definitely recommend him for anyone who needs a preacher.
  • Donna D. Dec 19, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    First Class! TEN STARS
    First Class all the way!! I booked Alex at the last minute for a simple at home ceremony with just family. He went above and beyond what I could ever had hoped for. Even with the short amount of time..... and I do mean just three days that we had to get things done. He put together the most personal, simple and yet such an elegant ceremony together. I can't say enough great things about Alex. He really made us feel at ease with everything. Its truly his calling to bring the love, happiness and the blessing of the Lord Jesus Christ with every message. Thank you so much from my family to yours Alex! May the wind always be at your back and the sunshine upon your face. Chris and Donna Miller December 17, 2016
  • Dudley R. Dec 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great Communicator!
    Alex was a great professional and paid attention to every detail.
  • Lesley-Ann J. Dec 12, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful intimate services !
    Alex actually performed two ceremonies for us :) One in October when we eloped together and another in December when we had our "official" wedding ceremony and reception. My husband and I are so pleased with the services he provided . Alex gave us two very different lovely ceremonies and our guests at the wedding loved his words. Look no further if you're looking for a officiant !
  • Robert H. Dec 12, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thankful
    My now wife and I had an experience that was stress free with Alex. We were new to the whole wedding thing... like most, and he was gracious enough to steer us along the way from start to finish. He went above and beyond to help make our day one to remember. We planned an out of state wedding in 6 weeks and hired him with only 4 left. His 5 star rating is not a joke and if I could rate him higher I would. Thank you, Alex Robbie and Taylor
  • Lisa C. Nov 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex's thoughtfulness and attention to detail impressed us all!
    We can't thank Alex enough for officiating our daughter's wedding at Caffe Luna in Raleigh, NC. He was truly an integral part of a wonderful celebration. His thoughtfulness and attention to detail impressed all those who attended. The way he captured both the bride and groom - you would have thought he knew them for years. Our daughter and son-in-law enjoyed the process and found him very easy to work with. Our family and friends would highly recommend Alex for your special day.
  • Danielle L. Nov 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    5 stars!!
    Alex was amazing!! So timely in all requests, genuine soul and had a fabulous presence at my wedding on 11/5. Many people came up to me saying how great he was - loud enough for even the elders to hear and added in some fun tweaks too! He worked with us on several edits to get it just how we wanted! He also gave us an idea of a newer "ring ceremony" that was not only touching but loved by all. Alex is a definite must use for your ceremony. You will not be disappointed!
  • Mike S. Nov 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Awesome
    Alex did a great job. He showed up on time, and preformed the ceremony just as we wished. He stayed long enough to be sure that all our needs were taken care of. We received many compliments from both guests and venders about what a beautiful ceremony it was. I give him my highest recommendation.
  • Brenda A. Nov 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wedding officiant
    Alex did a great job at our wedding. He was helpful and created a beautiful ceremony in English and Spanish. He requested questions to help create the ceremony and the return time on a rough draft was about a day or two. Everything turned out wonderful.
  • Michelle P. Nov 7, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Awesome officiant
    Alex did a fantastic job on our wedding. He was funny and also got to the point. Everyone loved him and the ceremony. He was always willimg to answer any questions that i had. Would recommend with 5 stars all the way. Thank you and God bless.
  • Missy R. Nov 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great officiant!
    We had the pleasure of having Alex as our officiant for our ceremony on October 28th. He's got a great personality and added some charm during our ceremony. He definitely made standing in front of everyone more at ease. :) M&W Coleman
  • John K. Nov 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Ceremonies by Alex
    We had Alex perform our ceremony in October and he couldn't have made it a better experience. He was patient with us, making many revisions to our ceremony per our requests without complaint and a smile in his voice. He made sure to keep us stress free on the big day and guided us through it like a pro. He has an easy going, friendly personality and although he was very busy that day with other services he always made us feel we were the only ones. Very good experience. If you've chosen Alex or are thinking about it he is a great choice, you'll be well pleased with him as you officiant. John and Teresa Kuhl
  • Kevin H. Nov 1, 2016
    Catholic Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Perfect "legal" wedding ceremony prior to Paris destination wedding!
    My fiancé and I planned the perfect destination wedding in Paris, but there was one problem: because of marriage laws in France it wasn't going to be considered legal, requiring us to legally marry in the US prior to the trip. Fearing an impersonal "DMV" experience at the local courthouse, we searched for other alternatives and were so glad to find Alex on Thumbtack. Alex hosted us at his lovely home and even provided his wife and father-in-law as witnesses. He understood our destination wedding plan and even incorporated that into the ceremony with lovely Parisian references and quotes in perfect French! It was a wonderful ceremony and perfect prelude to our final union in Paris! Merci Alex from Kimberly and Kevin!
  • Kanzata P. Oct 30, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Extremely happy
    He did a wonderful job to do my ceremony in English and Spanish. I loved it. So patient and caring. I definitely will be recommending him.
  • Valerie C. Oct 25, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is fantastic to work with! He was very professional and easy to work with. He helped to make sure my daughter's wedding was personalized to them as a couple. It was very sweet with a little humor added in. I highly recommend him!
  • Erin D. Oct 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful Job!
    Alex did wonderfully! I asked him to attend the rehearsal as well, even though he said he does not normally require his attendance at rehearsals I'm so glad we made that decision. He guided us through the ceremony and made me feel at ease for the big day. He is easy to talk to and is ready to help in every way. Worth every penny!
  • Sierra B. Oct 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    This is the man you want for your wedding
    Alex is the most remarkable man! He wrote us a beautiful ceremony that completely captured our hearts and the hearts of our attendants. He was kind, funny, patient, and attentive. He truly wants to deliver the best service to you. We couldn't have made a better choice in officiants. Thank you so much Alex, we love you and we were so blessed to have you be a part of our day. -Daniel and Sierra
  • Dawn M. Oct 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Lawrence Wedding 09/25/16
    My husband Keith and I picked Alex to be our wedding officiant from the reviews we read on Thumbtack. Honestly, we were a little skeptical at first given this was such a big decision and you don't have a second chance to get it right. Alex was everything and more we could have asked for. He was patient with us as we took a long time to decide on our wedding program. He was professional and put us at ease that everything would be just as we wanted and planned for on our special day. Alex was also flexible and understanding and listened to what we wanted in our ceremony. We had a beautiful ceremony and are very grateful to Alex for all he did to make it so memorable!
  • Elyse M. Oct 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was outstanding!
    Alex was outstanding! He approached me pre ceremony and asked me how I was feeling. Also if there was anything he could do for me. As an already nervous bride this meant alot to me. All the details I told him about my husband and I were placed wonderfully throughout the ceremony. He had us all laughing from time to time suring ceremony too.Thank you so much Alex! Your presence was calming and welcome! Elyse
  • Marcy L. Oct 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great Officiant for our wedding!!
    Alex did a great job for us. Ceremony was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. I got a lot of great feedback abt the interactive aspects he included - they all thought it was super touching and something they had never seen before. Alex went out of his way and evened helped with unloading some items for us - which was unexpected :). I highly recommend Alex and thank him for making our ceremony great.
  • Stephen R. Oct 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Wonderful
    Great officiant you won't be disappointed.
  • Ashley C. Oct 14, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great experience!!
    Alex was prompt in answering emails, very well priced, showed up on time with a great attitude. Everyone commented about how funny he was. We are so glad we booked him! We will def be referring him!
  • Jeremy P. Oct 12, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He goes above and beyond!
    Alex did an amazing job at our ceremony despite a hurricane going on all around him! Alex went above and beyond his duties as an officiant, and he was there as a calming and reassuring presence. He offered to help multiple times in any way he could, even offering to go pick up a new tux for my brother. We could not have picked anyone better to help us during the stressful and unexpected forces of nature that came during our wedding. We would highly recommend him! Everyone has commented how special our ceremony was, and we know that it is in a big part because of all the time and revisions he made to make our ceremony was exactly how we imagined and even better!
  • Layne K. Oct 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is awesome!!!!
    Alex, gave a great ceremony. He really engaged the audience. He was great to work with coming up the ceremony. Very dedicated. The ceremony was beautiful and meaningful very unique. Highly recommend.
  • Melissa M. Oct 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    WHAT A GUY! YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG WITH ALEX
    So, Hurricane Matthew decided to stick around for our special day! But Alex arrived on time and was just outstanding. I am so excited that I found him on Thumbtack. He was absolutely amazing and the service was just beautiful. Alex, was gracious in writing service. I loved working with Alex on our service and believe you me you can not image the words this man put on paper. We had the opportunity to select from several different options for the exchange of rings and vows, and man he does not disappoint when writing and working with you on what you want for your special day. Alex was easy to work with and I actually did all online through Thumbtack. I can say that I was a little nervous about that part but I'm here to say you can not go wrong with hiring this great man. The guest were engaged and everyone commented after on the vows and exchange of rings wording, saying that they were beautiful. I can not thank you enough for coming into our home on a rainy, windy, chilly day and making it so special. I am totally impressed and would recommend him to anyone in the future that might need his services.
  • Nanci M. Oct 5, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent
    Alex did an amazing job. Everyone loved him.
  • Brooke K. Oct 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Outstanding
    We had so many compliments on our ceremony! It was original and creative.
  • Brittany D. Oct 3, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Don't be a fool! Pick Alex!!!
    Alex officiated our non-religious ceremony on 10/1/16. Mike and I were BEYOND thrilled with Alex. He was attentive, flexible, and reliable. Anything we asked for, he delivered on. We wanted a light-hearted, fun ceremony and Alex made it happen. He met with us to go over our preliminary ceremony about 3 months prior to our wedding date. We were able to tell him about our love story, and by the end of that night, he had integrated everything we had shared with him into the script. Not only were we extatic with his ceremony, so were our guests. I don't think I have ever heard anyone rave about a wedding ceremony ever. We even had guests find him after the ceremony to compliment him on what an amazing job he did. His ceremony helped kick off our wedding celebration with a bang! We had the perfect day, all starting with the perfect ceremony by Alex. Thank you Alex!!!!
  • Mary C. Oct 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing! Wonderful!
    Best. Ceremony. Ever. Alex is amazing! He made our ceremony so personal and so meaningful! All of our guests raved about his eloquent words! He communicates with you so well before the wedding and makes sure you are getting exactly what you want for your special day. I would recommend Alex to anyone.
  • Danita H. Sep 30, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Simply Amazing
    It was amazing..guided us all along the way. Really appreciate Alex including our son in our ceremony
  • Staci M. Sep 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    5-Stars
    Alex was amazing! anytime we needed anything from him, he was a message or call away. extremely professional, and willing to take the time and get to know everyone involved. i would highly recommend Alex to anyone and everyone! thank you so much!
  • Constance H. Sep 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Amazing!
    Alex was an amazing officiant! He was so funny, kind, and thoughtful throughout the whole process. He made the ceremony enjoyable for us and our guests. He made my husband and I feel at home and releived whenever we spoke to him on wedding details. We highly reccommend him!
  • Charlene T. Sep 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is the best!!!
    Alex was amazing! We wanted our kids incorporated into the ceremony and he did it flawlessly. We also had a non-religious wedding and he still made it memorable to out religious relatives. I could not have chosen a better person to do our ceremony. His voice is amazing and he even added in a few jokes and different things to make it truly our wedding. He stepped us through everything we needed to do and was helpful from beginning to end! I would completely recommend Alex for any kind wedding ceremony that you can think of!!
  • Casey N. Sep 20, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    MAWIAGE
    Alex was PHENOMENAL! He was quick to respond to any questions I had- and like every first time bride i had a LOT! He was very organized and had many options to choose from so that we could compile our own wedding ceremony that fit our personalities. He has a lot of experience and advice to help make your day special. He did a wonderful job and everything went seamless on our wedding day. I highly recommend Alex to help make your big day complete and worry free.
  • Shanna W. Sep 19, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Ceremony was perfect!
    Alex was very professional and courteous. He was straight-forward and to the point--which I loved! Exactly what our ceremony needed! Thanks a lot, Alex!
  • Ashley I. Sep 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Umberhocker Wedding 9.3.16
    Alex was absolutely wonderful. Our wedding vows were everything we asked for and tailored to fit our personalities. Alex was very patient with all the questions we had and responded to us almost immediately. It was a pleasure working with him and if we had to do it over again, we would do it exactly the same way!!!
  • Angela V. Sep 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Haley & Angie wedding
    Alex officiated our wedding just last night, 9/8/16 and we couldn't have asked for a better ceremony! Throughout the whole process Alex helped us feel at ease. We truly loved how he incorporated some humor in as well. Throughout the night, our guests raved about how beautifully worded the ceremony was. Thank you so much Alex!!!
  • Angela S. Sep 7, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Well done by Alex.
    Alex done a wonderful job putting our ceremony together. Wouldn't have changed a thing.
  • Virginia H. Aug 31, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Best wedding ever!
    He is the best of the best! Very professional,polite,nice and funny. We enjoyed the ceremony very much. We highly recommend him to everyone that needs a wedding officiating. He preformed the wedding just as we wanted. Thank you Alex!
  • Caitlin H. Aug 30, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex done a great job. He made sure everything was perfect for our big day.
  • Lynn D. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex is wonderful He does Beautiful Ceremonies Our wedding was Perfect Thank you again Alex
  • Candace A. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Kayla M. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • John S. Aug 28, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very professional and flexable. We were very pleased. Thank you
  • Kurstin Z. Aug 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • NATALIE W. Aug 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex assisted me in my role as officiate at my daughter's wedding. He was so kind and helpful which I genuinely appreciated. I would highly recommend him as a most cooperative and generous spirited person. Dr. Natalie Winters
  • Lori S. Aug 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex performed our ceremony with perfection. We had a small family affair and everyone remarked on how wonderful Alex was during the ceremony and after while enjoying food and drink. He definitely heard our desire for a traditional ceremony and delivered. I would recommend Alex to any couple wanting to customize their special day!
  • Anh B. Aug 19, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My wedding day was down poured on a hot summer day. I called Rev. Cheeks up about an hour prior to the wedding to see if he can make it through the storm. He answered me and said that he was right down the street from the ceremony venue. What a relief! When he walked into the venue, he asks if there were any last minute things that he can help with. He went above and beyond. As a bride, he put me at ease. I highly recommend Rev. Cheeks to any that are looking for a celebrant. He prepared his scripts a few weeks before for the wedding date and asks us to review and edit it. The sermon was fantastic. Quick and easy, just the way how we asks. Also, he responds quickly to any emails and phone calls!
  • Kristin T. Aug 16, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did everything to make sure our ceremony was memorable and reflected our personalities. It was perfect. We continue to hear from guests about what an outstanding job he did and how they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I would recommend him to everyone.
  • Rebecca H. Aug 15, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent at what he does and very patient. We were running behind and he still performed the ceremony as if he wasnt pressed for time. He is the best!
  • Sarah O. Aug 14, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did a wonderful job
  • Kristie F. Aug 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Our ceremony was absolutely perfect for us... EXACTLY what we asked for! Thank you Alex!
  • Samantha A. Aug 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I couldn't have asked for a better man to marry us! It shows how much he truly loves his job with his presentation and care he took in writing our ceremony. Thank you so much Alex for making our wedding a dream come true!
  • Jeanine W. Aug 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Mr. Cheek performed an outstanding ceremony for me and my husband. I would highly recommend him for your wedding!!
  • Brenda C. Aug 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex went above and beyond anything that we could imagine. He showed up at our wedding and made everyone feel comfortable; we were totally nervous and he put us at ease. He was on time, professional and you could tell that every word he said was sincere. We are blessed knowing that he will be a part of our wedding memories. We highly recommend him.
  • Michaela H. Aug 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was amazing! I could not have asked for a better ceremony!!
  • Delia C. Jul 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Outstanding is a under statement !! Alex is the best officiant My guest or myself have ever seen ! He made my wedding extra memorable . I could not be happier and if you want a great wedding this is your guy. Alex is the absolute best my guests are still talking about him
  • Lindsey S. Jul 31, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Everyone loved the ceremony that was presented from Alex, however, I'm only giving 4 stars as he was late to the ceremony the day of so we started everything a little behind.
  • Audrey A. Jul 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did a wonderful job yesterday. He was funny and personable, had everyone laughing at 2 pm outdoor July wedding. He arrived early and ready to go. And stayed long enough to say some hellos to the family. Everyone commented on how great it was. I was told by several people it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Thanks Alex I'm really glad we found you I wouldn't have had it any other way.
  • Annette C. Jul 27, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My fiance and I wanted a simple but very meaningful outdoor ceremony - just the two of us and our officiant. We quickly found out that the State of NC does not care for such simplicity and requires TWO witnesses. Alex and his lovely wife Angela stepped up with the perfect solution by offering to marry us on their beautiful country property at the foot of the Sauratown Mtns. We honestly could not have been happier with the experience. Not only did he patiently answer all of my pre-wedding questions and offer very helpful suggestions, Alex honored our day by giving every detail the attention that might be expected at wedding with 500 guests. Even though the day was sweltering hot, he and Angela were so beautifully in the moment with us from beginning to end. After we left, (multiple hugs all around!) we couldn't stop talking about how perfect it all was and how happy we were that this lovely couple agreed to participate in our special day. We could not recommend Alex more highly!
  • Queeta F. Jul 26, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was nothing short of awesome. He was very accommodating I switched my wedding date and he still was able to perform my wedding ceremony with no hesitation.
  • Beth W. Jul 21, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex Cheek officiated our non-religious wedding ceremony at Castle McCulloch on July 2. He was, hands down, the best part of our wedding experience. It was a long-distance wedding for us, so he spend a good deal of time on the phone getting to know us and talking about what we wanted for the ceremony. He then sent us a draft of the ceremony that we were able to customize. At the ceremony, Alex was funny and charismatic. He really made the wedding feel like *us,* rather than just a boilerplate ceremony. I've heard many couples say that the ceremony was the least memorable part of their wedding, that it passed by in a blur. For us, it was the most memorable. I cannot recommend Alex highly enough.
  • Ashley S. Jul 14, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Nydia V. Jul 12, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had the pleasure of having Alex Cheek be our wedding officiant and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very responsive to email, very attentive and thoughtful, providing suggestions for planning. His fees included filing the marriage certificate to the courthouse. I highly recommend him.
  • Mindi A. Jul 8, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Allison M. Jul 8, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Beth C. Jul 7, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I couldn't have been happier! Alex was great! He was so caring and helpful every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone for their special day! Thank you so much Alex you're the best!!
  • Theresa S. Jul 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was awesome. Our ceremony was perfect for us. There were even a few guests who complimented us on our choice of Minster. We couldn't be happier.
  • Joshua J. Jul 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Kathleen B. Jun 27, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    we were very happy with Alex Cheek! He was very prompt & professional, but he made our wedding ceremony very personal. He was very good at relaxing a nervous groom and making everyone feel comfortable. I would recommend him highly to anyone seeking a wedding officiant.
  • Frank S. Jun 27, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did an outstanding ceremony. It was very challenging for him because it was a bilingual ceremony. He was extremely professional and made the extremely memorable. His services are worth triple his rates.
  • Kyle C. Jun 20, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Stefani D. Jun 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was a superb officiant at my ceremony, the words above and beyond do not do his performance justice. I would recommend Mr. Cheek to anyone with my highest regards. Thank you again Alex you're the best.
  • Kelly S. Jun 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had a small backyard wedding. Alex arrived with ample time and did a wonderful job! I was very pleased with the ceremony and his presenting of it!! I would definitely use him again. Thanks Alex!
  • Amanda B. Jun 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was absolutely wonderful! We had the most perfect day starting with the most perfect ceremony which Alex prepared himself! I couldn't do it over again, and expect anything better! :-) thank you Alex!
  • Jaime L. Jun 10, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did a wonderful job, couldn't of turned out any better! We would definitely recommend him! If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn't change a thing!!! :)
  • Troy M. Jun 8, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was professional and thoughtful through the whole experience. He tailored our ceremony to be exactly as we wanted it and nothing we didn't want. He was also flexible with his schedule and was able to attend the rehersal on short notice.
  • Tabatha G. Jun 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was incredible! We couldn't have asked for a better sermon with its uniqueness and powerful quality, thank you again Mr. Cheek!! We truly enjoyed your help!
  • Holly S. Jun 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I couldn't be happier with my experience with Alex. He was very professional, quick to respond to any questions, and easy to work with. The service was excellent and glad we chose him to officiate. 5 stars! Thanks, Alex!
  • Sarah P. Jun 3, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did an amazing job through the rain & mud. He made jokes to settle to mood and worked with the wording to make our ceremony what we wanted. I highly recommend him!
  • Nicole W. May 31, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Well, first of all, he said he wasn't gonna be here until 2:30 and my wedding was suppose to start at 2:00, then he showed up early and I wasnt expecting him for another 30 mins so I was having to rush. If we didn't he would have to leave and I wouldn't of been able to get married! So it was rushed and we didnt have a flower girl ring bearer and my mother inlaw missed her own sons wedding because of a baby we had and he got hurt at the last second , it was all messed up!! It was very unprofessional of him to not let me know he had prior engagements, that I wasn't aware of, that he had going on, if I was aware of this I wouldn't have got him because I wanted my wedding to be good, not rushed!! It was aweful, I wouldn't recommend this man at all!!
    Alex C. Jun 1, 2016

    Dear Nicole: I'm regret that your day was not everything you desired it to be, and I'm even sorrier that your recollection of events is quite a bit different than mine. I arrived at 2:15 and had no idea about any of the chaos going on behind the scenes. I merely told your fiancé that I would be leaving as soon as the ceremony was completed and the licenses signed. I would never give an ultimatum to a bride and groom! The groom told me to go wait down at the ceremony site, which I did. The only other person I spoke with was your Father. Before long the bridal party came down the hillside, and then you arrived. If anyone had told me the ceremony need to be delayed I would have been happy to do so. Blessings, Alex Type your response to this review.

  • Richard L. May 26, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Fantastic! I don't know what our wedding would have been like without Alex officiating, but I don't think I want to know! He was professional yet very approachable, and worked with us to make sure we had a perfect ceremony. Alex gave us great suggestions to help us build a ceremony that really reflected our relationship beautifully.
  • Sabrina I. May 24, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was great ,professional service can not complain about anything I would recommend him to anyone who five stars
  • Megan L. May 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did an amazing job with my wedding last night! The speech was perfect to our tastes. He actually saved the wedding video when the mic went haywire and static-y, he shut it off in an instant and projected his voice so well even the back row had no trouble hearing him. Definitely recommend!
  • Cecilia S. May 23, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thank you Alex for making our day so special. Alex is very pleasant and easy to work with. Has a very engaging personality and a great voice. Extremely reasonable price. Thank you, and God bless. John & Cecilia
  • Lisa C. May 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We can't thank Alex enough for making such a special day that much more awesome. In addition to the ceremony itself, he was so helpful along the whole process and attentive to the details. By the end he felt like family.
  • Heather S. May 19, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I want to thank Alex for all his help with my wedding. I had a wizard of oz theme wedding and he customized the ceremony to fit the theme it. He is very funny and personable. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. The service was great start to finish. Thank you again Alex!
  • Nichole D. May 15, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
  • Stephanie A. May 14, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He did such a great job incorporating both religions. He made us laugh yet kept things classy. Such a fantastic job! Couldn't have asked for anyone better!
  • Sherise D. May 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was such a joy to have at our wedding ceremony. Before the wedding, he carefully created a ceremony just for me and partner and was able to include Filipino Catholic traditions into our non-Catholic wedding (which is exactly what we wanted)! We had so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was (esp. the ring warming ceremony, everyone loved that!), and we have Alex to thank for a majority of that! Thank you, Alex!! We would recommend him in a heartbeat!
  • Allyn D. May 12, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    My name is Ashley and my husband's name is allyn.Our wedding was Saturday April the 30,2016.Alex was there early he helped hold my flowers for me to fix my dress and he did a wonderful job at the ceremony. Alex put our best interest at heart and did our wedding the way we wanted it.I would tell anyone to go with him because before the wedding he talked to us whenever we needed him and I've still talked to him after our wedding.My opinion to those that have been married by him and have not taken time to say how good he is should.I thank God for this man and the wonderful job he did.Thanks Alex we love you as our brother through Christ our Lord.Allyn and Ashley Younger
  • Maria D. May 9, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
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    I would recommend Alex in a heart beat!!!! We had a great communication and he talked me through all the steps. He sent me a draft of the ceremony and it was beautiful. Everybody was talking about how nice his words were and all the guests loved him. He even helped take group pictures!!!!!. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!
  • Desarae F. May 8, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was absolutely amazing at our wedding. He included everything in our ceremony that we asked for. We wanted fun things included in ceremony which he came up with great ideas!! He was super funny which we loved also! Not too mention he grabbed my shoes for me and grabbed me something to drink during pictures. I highly recommend hiring Alex he was absolutely inspirational!!!
  • Candi G. May 6, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was absolutely wonderful! The ceremony was perfect in every way!
  • Brittany B. May 2, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
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    We had an outdoor ceremony with roughly 75 guests. Alex was wonderful. He was very helpful with all of our questions and willing to offer input and adjust the ceremony as desired. He made both of us very comfortable through the entire process. Even had a handkerchief handy when we got teary eyed! We received several compliments from our guests about Alex's wonderful words. We highly recommend him!
  • Marie B. May 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    What a pleasure it was working with Alex. A true professional, while being sensitive and genuinely concerned about each aspect of our ceremony. Many guests commented on what a great job he did. Thanks for making it such a special time, Alex!
  • Katie G. May 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a better job then I could have ever imagined. I hired him very last minute he wrote me up a ceremony within a couple days and even changed everything I wanted to change about it to make it fit us perfectly. He showed up early and really helped our wedding day go smoothly. His attire was perfect and professional. I wouldn't have changed anything about our ceremony. Highly recommended!
  • Benjamin T. Apr 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was great. What else can I say?
  • Alyssa W. Apr 28, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    My Husband and I had Alex perform a handfasting ceremony and he was phenomenal! He worked with us on every little detail imaginable, gave us suggestions, and made sure everything went smoothly. I couldn't imagine it going any better than it did. We would definitely hire him again in a heartbeat and recommend him to anyone who needs am officiant.
  • Bruce D. Apr 28, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex did a great job! He is knowledgeable, flexible and experienced. He helped us create the perfect ceremony for us.
  • Boris G. Apr 23, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Could not have asked for anything better, made me feel at ease when I was nervous and gave an amazing ceremony. Would definitely recommend him.
  • Casey R. Apr 18, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    I highly recommend Alex, he is an experienced professional and did a great job at our wedding ceremony! Casey & Melissa
  • John V. Apr 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was amazing. Any time we had questions about the ceremomy he was always quick to answer. He made our day even more special by making sure everything was personalized about us. We couldn't have had a better officiant.
  • Rebecca K. Apr 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a fantastic job with our wedding g, from the coordination and planning beforehand all the way til the ceremony! He was very communicative and accommodating throughout the entire process and was empathetic and understanding, not to mention very affordable. He has great ideas and suggestions should you want them. He also has a resonant voice and projects well, and is generally well-spoken. I highly recommend his services, really and truly!
  • Marcus S. Apr 10, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did an excellent job. I Highly recommend
  • Candice H. Apr 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was the absolute BEST! The ceremony he put on was perfect, beautifully written, and EXACTLY what we wanted! When I had forgotten my marriage license at home he helped figure it out & waited until everything was perfect. He constantly asked what he could do to help before, during, and after the ceremony. I can not give enough credit to him in this review because he was TRULY fantastic. SO please that we hired him.
  • Patti E. Apr 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    He called us back after 3 days of calling him. Then set up meeting for today in Winston Salem at 1100 and told us to bring the deposit. He told us he would do up a ceremony and we could let him know if it was OK. Then he wouldn't send us the address or answer calls and a Ted like we were supposed to mail the deposit and didn't ha e a meeting set up. I will never use this site again.
    Alex C. Apr 9, 2016

    Dear Patti: I apologize that your initial experience with me wasn't positive. I did have a brief conversation with your fiance about the details of your wedding, however no meeting was set up. I also didn't receive any calls from you, it's possible that you had a different number for me. That said, I am committed to making this process a stress-free and happy one. If there is anything I can do to make things right, please contact me. My very best wishes to you, Alex

  • Mindy G. Apr 6, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    He was very good and laid back exactly what we like. I would refer him to others.
  • Lisa C. Apr 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was awesome. He prepared the most perfect ceremony for us. A super big thank you!
  • Yvette C. Mar 26, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did an excellent job. All our guests loved our ceremony :)
  • Whitney W. Mar 21, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a WONDERFUL job with out ceremony... even on a short notice. My husband and I, as well as our family and friends, were more than pleased with the ceremony! It was beyond PERFECT! I definitely recommend him for anyone around; he was definitely meant to be our officiant!
  • Kelley J. Mar 20, 2016
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  • Elizabeth H. Mar 15, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was amazing and made our wedding day so special. He kept in close contact with us, answering questions, changing our ceremony to fit us perfectly and helping us work out details, right up until the ceremony. I'd like to thank him and the commend him to anyone needing an officiant. You will not be disappointed.
  • Danielle P. Mar 14, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was such a joy and we would highly recommend him. He did a great job helping us personalize our ceremony, and we received so many compliments from our guests on how great the ceremony was. He was with us through the entire planning process, and it was wonderful working with him.
  • Megan S. Feb 29, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
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  • Carole F. Feb 15, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony! Alex was warm, personal and most official. He worked with us to customize our vows, and was punctual and professional on our big day. Highly recommended!
  • Marvin S. Feb 10, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex is incredibly nice, sincere and has a very good heart. We are so pleased with his professionalism and service. You will not be disappointed!!
  • Emily P. Feb 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex helped write the perfect ceremony for our family. Our wedding day was very snowy and many companies were closed but Alex arrived as scheduled, looked sharp, and even offered me a cotton handkerchief when my Tissue was soaked!
  • Virginia O. Jan 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was very professional and communicated with us throughout planning and ceremony. He made sure the ceremony was just the way we wanted it and even wore our wedding colors. Through our communication, he was able to personalize our ceremony and make it warm and inviting for all. He made our special day so much more so.
  • Sandra P. Jan 12, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Me encanto él servicio él mensaje de la oración estuvo todo muy lindo todo un profesional ...!!! Muchas gracias muy contentos Kn usted, dios lo bendiga
  • Shelby H. Jan 3, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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  • Gilbert R. Jan 2, 2016
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  • Michelle L. Jan 2, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    From our first conversation to the "I do's", Alex was a consummate professional and a true delight to work with. He made this whole process stress-free and run as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend using him on your very special day.
  • Joanna A. Dec 23, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was amazing!!
  • Bryanna N. Dec 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex Cheek was very professional and fun and made our big day even more amazing!
  • Kimberly C. Dec 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    I would gladly give Alex 10 STARS but this site only allows 5. He not only performed the ceremony as I had asked, he did it brilliantly! I can't imagine being any happier with what Alex brought to this special day for us. Absolutely 100% grade A satisfaction!! Thank you ALEX!!!
  • Buffy L. Dec 19, 2015
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was wonderful he handled everything so fast .and he gave us a beautiful service and so reasonable on price .I would highly recommend him for your wedding
  • Dorothy V. Dec 11, 2015
    He was an absolute joy!! He really made the ceremony special and tailored to exactly how we wanted!!
  • Treniss C. Dec 10, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was professional, on time and helpful where we had questions. He really allowed us to have the ceremony we wanted. He performed just as we had hoped. It was beautiful.
  • Venny J. Dec 9, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great service from Alex!
  • Ashley B. Dec 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a perfect ceremony for us! And everyone commented how great of a job he did! He was available when I needed him, and very friendly. I would definitely recommend Alex for your ceremony!
  • Nathan W. Dec 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did an awesome job with the ceremony. Very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
  • Ronda S. Dec 5, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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  • Natalia G. Nov 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was absolutely great! He was so nice and even changed his schedule to be able to marry us. The wedding ceremony was beautiful!!!
  • Grace Y. Nov 22, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a great job from beginning to end. Was very responsive and efficient through our process. He was funny and relaxed during the ceremony which all made it great.
  • DONALD R. Nov 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was professional and fitted well with the guests but his wardrobe was unkempt and inappropriate for the ceremony.
    Alex C. Nov 21, 2015

    Dear Mr. Overby: I appreciate your describing me as "professional," but I'm not sure about the rest of the review. You have my deepest apologies if I did not meet your standards. Forgive me sir, but how is a dress shirt, tie, blazer and khakis "unkempt and inappropriate?" I'm sorry if you wished for more formal attire, but you asked for a "short, simple ceremony" in your living room in the middle of the afternoon. Thank you again for letting me play a small part in your big day. Alex

  • Christine F. Nov 18, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    Alex performed a fallout themed wedding for us today. The ceremony was thoughtful and well crafted, we appreciate all of the work he put in! Thank you Alex!!!
  • Sharlene F. Nov 14, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was incredible! He was stately, smooth and displayed the command necessary by someone in his position yet never drew attention away from where it belonged most...on us. In preparation he listened fully, made incredibly helpful recommendations and encouraged us do what we wanted, customary or not. We highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for an officiant who will perform beautifully with unassuming confidence.
  • Madison W. Nov 12, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was hired to officiate our tiny wedding. He took my notes and incorporated exactly what we wanted to say in the ceremony. He was punctual, professional, and friendly. I don't want to say 'would hire again', but he did outstanding work for us!
  • Margaret W. Nov 10, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    The ceremony was beautiful. Loved the Scottish part. I'm glad you made it, in spite of the traveling into unknown territory and awful weather.
  • Elma D. Nov 8, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We hired Alex to officiate our ceremony and could not be happier with our experience. after speaking a few times Alex put together the most perfect ceremony and incorporated so many of our ideas. He was extremely easy to work with and we would definitely recommend his services!
  • Ashley H. Nov 8, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex took was amazing with our ceremony he was laid back just he way I wanted the reading was so beautiful all of our guest were talking and raving about his reading. He was a great speaker for our wedding and you should hire him as well.
  • Gwen W. Nov 8, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    He was very nice and accomodating... he communicated thru every step of the process.. we would choose him again and again and recommend him to anyone for any wedding occasion...
  • Melanie K. Nov 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was very thorough with the wedding nuptials in regards to exactly what we wanted. He was patient when we started 20 minutes late as well. He drove 60 miles in a downpour, was there early. We are very thankful for him and his rate is great! Thank you sir!
  • Melinda J. Nov 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did an AMAZING job. We had a Harry Potter themed wedding and everything was PERFECT. He included HP quotes in the ceremony and everyone loved his energy.
  • Jewel A. Oct 31, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex performed our wedding today on time and was very well spoken. He brought tears to my eyes with his words for our vows. It was as he had known us forever, but with only talking to him twice on the phone before this day he knew exactly what we needed and who we were. Today was amazing. There is a great chance of using him again to renew vows and do a formal ceremony.
  • Brittany W. Oct 26, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a fantastic job on our ceremony! It was exactly what we wanted. He sent me several rough drafts and we created something amazing. The day of our wedding came and he was very punctual, full of energy, people loved him! Would highly recommend!!
  • Genevieve A. Oct 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was amazing throughout the entire process, the day of our wedding it rained (our ceremony was outside). Alex's personality was uplifting and he made our crazy day a memorable one! Thanks Alex!
  • Natalie J. Oct 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was just wonderful! He new exactly what to do, had a great speaking voice, and delivered a perfect ceremony. I would very highly recomend Alex Cheek to anyone wanting a wonderful experience and a perfect wedding day.
  • Michelle C. Oct 21, 2015
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I would like to recommend Alex Cheek to perform your wedding ceremony. He will go the extra mile for you to ensure the ceremony is your way. He did an excellent job performing our ceremony and fit in with our families and friends. It was like he had known us forever. When plans change he rolls with it. He is a very considerate and kind person with a godly spirit. Thank you Alex!
  • Brittany M. Oct 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was fantastic from start to finish! He responded quickly to questions and sent us a draft of the ceremony well in advance so we could revise as we saw fit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and would definitely recommend his services to anyone needing an officiant! Thanks so much :)
  • Nicole D. Oct 19, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex Cheek was absolutely fantastic I couldn't have asked anything more! He was so kind and helpful on our special day!!!
  • Valerie L. Oct 18, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Fantastic officiant!!! A+ Very attentive and thoughtful! We were very happy with our ceremony and all the time and effort Alex spent to make it truly special for us. Thank you Alex for sharing in our special day! :)
  • Zhen D. Oct 18, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Because some accidents happened on my car, we were behind the schedule over 30 minutes. I were touched that Alex still were waiting for us and performed our ceremony very carefully and patiently even though he had another back to back ceremony to perform.
  • Jeff B. Oct 14, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was outstanding we could not have had a better ceremony. The words he spoke went straight to our hearts. I would recommend him for any same sex marriage. And thanks so much Alex for the effort you put into our vows.
  • Jade J. Oct 13, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex made the wedding smooth sailin! He was professional, helpful and very kind. His reading was beautiful and he was very well liked by my guests.
  • Trey F. Oct 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a great job with our ceremony. He was also very helpful in guiding us through the preparation process. I would highly recommend his services.
  • Brandy D. Oct 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex done a great job . He was very fast to respond and helped us tremendously on short notice . He was very professional and has a genuine warm personality. Alex wrote our ceremony that fit us perfectly. Thank you Alex best wishes Eric and Brandy .
  • Pamela C. Oct 10, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex really went above and beyond to customize our experience and make for an unforgettable ceremony. Thank you so much!
  • Maurice B. Oct 8, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    So far so good! Alex is very responsive and willing to make our ceremony what we want it to be. We can't wait to see what he comes up with for our special day!
  • Cathy G. Oct 6, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a good job despite the chaos of the day. I appreciated his calm.
  • Lindsey T. Oct 5, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex helped make our southern backyard ceremony a success! He was very flexible, professional and extremely helpful! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an Officiant that is not "by the book" and really LISTENS to what the bride and groom want. Thank you for making our day amazing!
  • Tracy S. Oct 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a fantastic job. He is very professional yet personable. We can not say enough good things about Alex and the ceremony he helped us put together. We are very thankful to have had the pleasure of having him perform our ceremony.
  • Tiffany S. Oct 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex helped craft a ceremony that captured us as a couple and the spirit of our wedding. We had quite a few compliments on the ceremony after he was done.
  • Norlisha H. Sep 29, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Absolutely pleased! Mr. Cheek is very interpersonal. He has myself and my Fiancé best interest at heart. He is about quality. We are looking very forward to Mr. Cheek Officiating our ceremony.
  • Jessica F. Sep 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Excellent service!!! I booked Alex at the last minute, He even was lenient enough to meet me for the deposit. The contract was fair and the price was absolutely affordable, me and my fiance decided to wait for personal reasons, but Alex sent us a complete draft of everything, and his value is so much more than what he charged. You can tell that this is something he loves to do. Thank you for your kindness and prayers Alex.
  • Patrice W. Sep 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Has been giving me great advice fir weeks now. Very prompt and professional with answering any questions I may have. I had to cancel a contract with an officiant do to lack of communication, gate to lies my deposit. Is rather have so done who is concerned about my needs and who I can rely on too make the most important day if my life special. Alex will be awesome perfect fit for this job. I'm excited about my final decision I have made. Thanks thumbtack!
  • Matthew G. Sep 28, 2015
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
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    He did a spectacular job. Everyone thought we had known each other for years. I would recommend him to any couples that are looking to get married. He sits down with you, does a custom ceremony, and is very professional and a heartfelt person. Thanks Alex!
  • Lucia C. Sep 27, 2015
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  • Rachel A. Sep 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Wonderful experience! Alex made sure nothing about the process was stressful. Our vows were beautiful and Alex was extremely helpful the entire time!
  • Gabriela V. Sep 26, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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    Alex, we appreciate everything. It was a wonderful ceremony. My family loved it; we appreciate the fact that you did it in Spanish so our family could understand. Once again thank you, thank you, thank you for making our day a very special day even with the rain. God bless you and your family.
  • Chris B. Sep 24, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Cheek was a pleasure to work with. He answered all of our questions in a timely matter and helped us craft a wonderful ceremony. He was very professional and fun to work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant.
  • Rachelle G. Sep 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Where to start. Alex is knowledgeable experienced friendly professional! From the get go I knew this would be a gpod match and was not.disappointed!! My fily and friends raved about Alex after the ceremony and wondered where I got him Awesome Awesome Awesome!! Thanks Alex xoxox
  • Danielle C. Sep 14, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did and amazing job! We could have not asked for a better wedding ceremony. He was so caring and went out of his way to make sure our ceremony was for us. The words that were spoken were breath taking. So many compliments were recieved! Thank you so much, Alex!
  • Tracy M. Sep 13, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We hired Alex cheeck to preform our ceremony and it was outstanding my health was poor and he took last minute time to change things and including waiting on me being late and sick we also left legal papers at home and all the while he was just amazing and very respectful and courteous I believe he is amazing at what he does and takes it to heart my family and husbands family just loved his performance for our wedding I highly recommend him for hire and his price completely the best around we will be recommending him to our friends and family and anyone who needs the best thanks again Alex
  • K. B. Sep 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was hired to be the officiant at my son's wedding at the Winmock in September 2015. He was professional at all times, punctual, genuinely interested in the couple and exactly what they wanted for their ceremony, flexible in making the arrangements to meet in person, and made himself available for the rehearsal as well as the wedding ceremony. He was personable, outgoing, and very respectful to everyone involved in the wedding. An added bonus was his excellent speaking voice and enunciation of the words of the ceremony. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
  • Pat B. Sep 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We had our non-traditional wedding ceremony on the evening of the Blue Moon, August 1, 2015. Alex was amazing! His humor and professionalism helped to make our special day memorable! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
  • Heather P. Sep 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did an outstanding job. He's so caring and you can tell he truly loves his job. There isn't anything about my ceremony I would change.
  • Elizabeth V. Sep 9, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We hired Alex to be our wedding officiant and he was absolutely AMAZING!! I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with and to be part of my special day. He wrote and amazing ceremony for us and i was well beyond please with how professional he was. Alex was very friendly and did everything he could to make sure my day went as perfect as it could. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. I will always be grateful to alex for making my wedding as amazing as it was.
  • Margaret M. Sep 8, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Alex was amazing. We had a very short time frame to work in to accommodate my son's leave from the Marines and Alex was very accommodating. He made our ceremony personal and short as we requested. All the guests commented how lovely it was and I would definitely recommend Alex. He was a very special part of our day.
  • Christine W. Sep 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was awesome! He performed a great ceremony for us that everyone thought was perfect for us. I could not have been more happy. I would recommend him to anyone. He is great!
  • Amanda S. Sep 6, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was wonderful! The ceremony was exactly how we wanted it!
  • Elena D. Sep 6, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had a wonderful time with Alex, he has great style and wonderful voice, all our guests were charmed with him. He made a very personalized ceremony, and that was a wonderful experience. He was very patient and accommodating with our changes of dates, times etc, and everything worked great! I would definitely recommend him to my friends! Thank you so much, Alex!
  • Cynthia C. Sep 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex did a great job with officiating our wedding. He was timely, always available to us through email, and very professional, and flexible with our last minute changes! He really listened to our wishes in the vows and helped to make the whole ceremony smooth! I felt reassured though out the whole process that he was the right person to officiate our wedding. Thanks Alex!
  • Aileen R. Sep 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex wrote us a very beautiful ceremony, he is a great officiant and we would highly recommend him to others. We give many thanks for the fantastic job he did!
  • Colleen M. Aug 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Very fun, easy to work with, and helpful. I would recommend him to friends and family!
  • Doris J. Aug 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was on time, humorous, and serious as needed. He addressed and engaged the attending families and friends. He spoke clearly, and followed the prepared script. We were all very pleased and impressed.
  • Ashley C. Aug 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Oh my goodness!!! Alex was über fabulous!!! We could not have asked for a more kind, professional, thoughtful person to share in our special day! All of the wedding attendees were raving about the ceremony and how beautifully it was written. He even slipped my husband a handkerchief during the ceremony which is something that we didn't even plan for but he did. He th
  • Joseph A. Aug 28, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We needed him last minute and bam he was there at the exact time we needed him and did what he said he is excellent and I was more than pleased
  • William G. Aug 21, 2015
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great job. Personal and professional. Was welcomed in to a band of strangers and left as an old friend. On time, very organized, pleasant.
  • Bethany S. Aug 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Mr. Alex Cheek did an awesome job at our wedding. His performance was superb! Very friendly and kind fellow. Pricing was right in our budget, he kept in good communication with us up until the wedding date, and he was very accommodating. He customized the ceremony to our liking and really put the focus of the wedding on me and my husband above all else... he made us feel very special on our wedding day. Only reason I'm posting 4 stars instead of 5 was the timing... he came a little later than he said he would which had me in a panic (the ceremony was supposed to start at 2pm... he said he would be by the arch at 1:45 but he arrived between 2:05-2:10), but once he arrived he took it on like a pro and the ceremony went on beautifully and smoothly. We really enjoyed having him officiate our wedding. Would highly recommend!
  • Leeda B. Aug 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    We did not get married at this time.
    Alex C. Aug 21, 2015

    Leeda, I'm truly looking forward to performing your ceremony when you both are ready. I hope I'll live up to your five star rating on that day. Until then, take care! Alex

  • Henrry T. Aug 17, 2015
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  • Nikki M. Aug 16, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex was outstanding!! He was always easily reached and when I sent an email or left a message he responded promptly. Made my wedding day that much better.
  • Chelsey N. Aug 16, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Alex saved the day! He made our wedding great even when everything worked against us! So happy.
  • Wanda V. Aug 11, 2015
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    Mr Alex Cheek did a wonderful job. Thank you for being so kind and punctual. We would recommend him to anyone who needs an officiant. Thank you
  • Rachel M. Jul 30, 2015
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  • Dave R. Jul 30, 2015
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    Alex was great! He made our wedding day just that much more enjoyable!!
  • Tracey T. Jul 21, 2015
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    Alex was wonderful. We couldn't have been more happy. I have recommended him several times to other couples.
  • Rashaun M. Jul 20, 2015
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    Alex was a pleasure to work with on our ceremony. He wrote a beautiful wedding ceremony that spoke to our hearts and also those of our guests. On the day of the ceremony he stood ever ready to offer assistance in any way possible, as well as being a constant source of support. He also helped continue to keep the mood light when things didn't go as planned. (He even offered to make a run to the store to get something we left at home!) His presentation was clear and concise which helped the ceremony move along quickly and successfully. We are forever grateful for making our day such a beautiful one.
  • Doris C. Jul 19, 2015
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    I cannot say enough about the wonderful job that Alex did in performing our ceremony. I highly recommend him. He made the entire experience so personal, so easy and so much fun. My friends said it was the sweetest ceremony they have witnessed and I attribute so much of that to Alex. Professional, personable, and absolutely perfect compliment to our day. THANK YOU ALEX!!!!
  • Lawanda D. Jul 11, 2015
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    Alex was a pleasure to work with, every step of the way. Our wedding was everything we hoped for.
  • Amanda M. Jul 8, 2015
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    I would recommend Ceremonies By Alex to anyone. Alex was a pleasure to deal with. I had an outside wedding and unfortunately it rained that day but Alex helped lead the guests to safe and semi dry ground and was in good spirits despite the rain. After the reception he was even helping bridesmaids clean up.
  • Tonya S. Jul 8, 2015
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    Alex was great. I was so nervous on our wedding day but Alex reassured me everything would be alright. Alex was on time, he was very personal and super nice. To make a long story short hire Alex and your wedding day will be very special, my husband and I will recommend Alex to you . They only allow 5 stars but we rate him a 10. Mr. & Mrs. Steven Smith
  • Sade H. Jun 30, 2015
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  • Jennifer L. Jun 28, 2015
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    Alex was amazing and very professional. He took the time to write our vows and include some very important things to both of us. He made sure our kids were all mentioned and included in the ceremony. He even included our guests as well. I was worried everyone may not be able to hear as we had our wedding outside without a microphone, however Alex has a great speaking voice and was loud and clear. When I became emotional during the reading of the ceremony Alex had a handkerchief ready and didn't miss a beat, he handed it to me and never stopped speaking. Something so small really touched my heart. Thanks to Alex my wedding day was everything I imagined and I highly recommend him! As a matter of fact I believe some of my guest may have gotten his information for later. Again, thank you Alex for being there and helping to make our day such a great one. Jamie and Jennifer Walker
  • Billie W. Jun 22, 2015
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    Alex is a very kind and gracious man. He wrote our ceremony and performed it beautifully. I have no complaints. The only reason I give only 4 stars & not 5 is because we requested a short ceremony & though the first draft was perfect, the ceremony he performed was much, much longer. I have a back injury and am not supposed to stand for long periods of time. It was difficult and painful for me to stand for the much longer ceremony.
  • Stephanie B. Jun 14, 2015
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  • Alaina S. Jun 14, 2015
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    Alex did a wonderful job answering all my questions for the ceremony,and he also did a great job customizing the service for our family. Although we hadn't met Alex prior to the ceremony it was like we had known him for a long time. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Alex for making our day so special.
  • Zorina A. Jun 11, 2015
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    Alex performed a ceremony for both me and my husband it was very special. The moment he speaks it captures you.. And both my husband and I felt he has a way of making a special day memorable for couples. He is very prompt in answering all questions from scheduled date to all details included on our day in such short notice. I would highly recommend Alex to perform any ceremony in the future for friends and family.
  • Brooke R. Jun 11, 2015
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    We were so lucky to run across this thumbtack website and find Alex. By far, our best decision of the wedding. Alex was always responsive to emails and the vows he wrote for us were dead on spot what we had hoped. He is so personable and was a great asset to our wedding. We would highly recommend him.
  • Erica M. Jun 7, 2015
    Alex was a wonderful in conducting our ceremony and making everyone feel comfortable and the ceremony run smoothly! He's very easy to work with, organized, laid back, and a wonderful asset to anyone's big day!
  • Tia P. Jun 3, 2015
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    Alex was absolutely amazing! He came prepared and ready to go! I started to cry even before everything started and he was there to talk me down before getting too far. The ceremony was perfect! He did everything exactly we wanted it and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm so happy he was able to officiate our wedding. Tia W.
  • Kelli R. Jun 1, 2015
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    Alex was wonderful! As an event planner, it's important that I can find vendors (including the minister) that is willing to listen to the couple and personalize their experience to help make their wedding everything they wanted. The couple received many compliments on the ceremony. I highly recommend! Thanks again Alex! Kelli Rodriguez Embellished Events for You
  • Timothy L. Jun 1, 2015
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    He is the best. He wrote the ceremony down for us, took time to read over them weeks before our wedding. My fiance almost cried then. She definitely cried alot at our wedding and Alex simply handed her his hanky without missing a word. I would highly recommend him for anyone, anywhere. He did an awesome job. Couldn't have picked anyone better. Thanks Alex for everything.
  • Heather M. May 26, 2015
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    Alex was fantastic, perfectly worded our vows and ceremony for a couple living apart for years. He knew the vibe right away and everyone loved it! Thank you so much Alex!!
  • Deb T. May 26, 2015
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    Our daughter was married in Greensboro, Alex had no problem coming to town for the rehearsal and performing their ceremony. He was prompt, his communication with us was excellent. We liked him very much and felt he did a wonderful job. Thank you.
  • Melissa R. May 13, 2015
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    A very sincere and heartfelt ceremony! He was on time and ready to go, not over priced like some. He was great and I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks again Alex!
  • Trish O. May 11, 2015
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    From start to finish, the wedding experience with Mr. Alex Cheek was an unforgettable one. His advice, tips, experience, humor, professionalism and guidance throughout the whole marriage process was extremely valuable. Everyone who was apart of the wedding ceremony had nothing but words of gratitude for Mr. Alex Cheek and collectively and highly recommend him. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. O'Neal 5/10/15
  • Laura J. May 10, 2015
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    I just got married this past Saturday and I have to say there is no one else that could've done a better job than Alex. He was on time very courteous. Even though we had never met it felt like we had known him for a long time. He really helped make my wedding perfect.
  • Caitlyn M. May 9, 2015
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    Alex was gracious and professional! He wrote a beautiful ceremony personalized just for us! Made a memorable day day a stress free day!
  • Brittany C. May 5, 2015
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    My Husband and I hired Alex for our wedding on May 2, 2015. Alex was punctual and a very great speaker. He did a wonderful job and we highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you Alex, you really helped make our day very special! Joshua & Brittany Taylor
  • Zachary A. May 3, 2015
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    Alex was the consummate professional for my wedding. A great man, with great values, and one I'd recommend to anyone in need of an officiant. He went through our ceremony, line by line, to customize it for our own personal system of beliefs. Thanks a lot Alex for making our special day just a little more special!
  • Kelsey R. May 3, 2015
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    Alex was wonderful, performed a beautiful ceremony. Only had one issue and that was my husband forgetting the marrage license at home. Alex was kind enough to wait while a family member went to retrieve them.
  • Solange I. Apr 28, 2015
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    Mr. Cheek was very professional, on time, polite, well dressed, very courteous to all my guest and made my ceremony unique by performing it in spanish. My husband and I was very pleased with Mr.Cheek. Solange I.
  • Wesley J. Apr 19, 2015
    Our wedding, which was supposed to be in a flower garden, was completely rained out. Though we were sad to lose the setting we had our heart set on, Alex Cheek created an indoor ceremony that had everyone smiling. He worked my kids from my first marriage into the wedding service exactly the way I wanted, and they didn't feel awkward about it at all, which was a big concern for me. We made a couple of changes to the ceremony at the last minute, and that was no problem for Alex. He always made time to answer our questions and had plenty of helpful ideas. HE DID A PERFECT JOB!!
  • Angela S. Apr 19, 2015
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    Alex was very supportive the before during and after the wedding he has a very smooth delivery and u can't ask for a greater voice hire him u won't go wrong
  • Kristin U. Apr 19, 2015
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    Double booked without notification. Was more than an hour late for our ceremony. We had guests leave.
    Alex C. Apr 19, 2015

    Dear Kristen: I apologized publicly to all in attendance, and accepted all blame for the wait, and I offer you my humblest regrets for all the stress I caused. Let me assure you I would never double book a ceremony. I was one hour late, and this was entirely due to the previous ceremony starting so much later than scheduled. I still have no clear explanation for what happened at the ceremony, but apparently the bride had a nervous breakdown. As my delay interfered with you enjoying your day I am not submitting a bill to you for my services as an officiant. Once again, my deepest apologies for the delay in starting your service. Alex

  • Joslyn B. Apr 19, 2015
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  • Todd T. Apr 13, 2015
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    Alex was MAGNIFICENT! He was very accomodating and helpful from our first phone conversation about the ceremony to the followup after the wedding date. Everyone complimented on his booming voice and how easy it was to hear him while he articulated our vows. He was willing to be a little creative with us in our ceremony as well. I could not recommend someone who is as kind and professional as Alex!
  • Amy F. Apr 13, 2015
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    Alex did an absolutely amazing job on our ceremony ;) thanks again so much for everything alex...
  • Eric C. Mar 30, 2015
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    He was wonderful. He made a very unique ceremony. It fit our theme very well. My wife and I are very happy.
  • Brittany N. Mar 22, 2015
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    Alex was and is great to my husband and I he is very professional but caring I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant, no matter what you need he is willing to research it to make your day as special as it can be. i highly recommend him!!!!
  • Genell G. Mar 18, 2015
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    From the very beginning Mr. Cheek was friendly and extremely accommodating. He was willing to educate my husband and I on the whole process and never made us feel rushed or bothersome. The day of the wedding Mr. Cheek called me (the bride) and asked me how I was feeling, gave me some pointers to stay relaxed and reassured me that everything will be beautiful. He delivered the ceremony with ease and expertise. We picked the perfect wedding officiate. Thank you Mr. Cheek for making our lifetime memory 5 star and thank you Thumbtack for providing us with the resources to find Alex Cheek.
  • Elizabeth R. Mar 16, 2015
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    Alex was wonderful!! Professional Friendly Courteous.. The service he put together for us was great.. He made us both feel at ease and very comfortable. 10 thumbs up!!
  • Mark . Mar 15, 2015
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    We loved Alex. Nice, professional, suggested so many options for our ceremony and was so knowledgable about everything. Highly highly highly recommend Alex! On a scale of 1 to 10 he is a 10++++++!
  • Jacquline C. Mar 12, 2015
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    Awesome!! Very well spoken and very organized. Also a very nice person. Willing to make changes when we needed them. We were very pleased!!!
  • Chris D. Mar 11, 2015
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    Alex did an amazing job with our wedding,the part i loved the most was he was very soft spoken and even though i was all over the place with nerves he kept me calm and made everyone feel very welcomed!He was on time and not just there physically but mentally. Also the way he wrote our ceremony was amazing! We loved how he incorporated our friends,family and children! Definitely 5 stars!
  • Ann M. Mar 9, 2015
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    Great! Was on time and made everyone feel welcome. It was a small ceremony and Alex knew how to make it special. I would definitely recommend him, thanks. Alex!
  • Mark F. Feb 15, 2015
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  • Mike T. Feb 8, 2015
    He is a witty and gracious compere who maintains gentle but firm control over the ceremonies.
  • Avery G. Feb 4, 2015
    My now-husband wanted to be married by a magistrate, but I wanted a church ceremony. We compromised by getting married at our favorite restaurant near the university where we met, and we hired Alex from the internet. He worked with us to make a custom ceremony that satisfied my now-husband's desire to not be "too religious," and yet made it all very spiritually satisfying for me (I am a Christian.) His delivery pleased everyone in attendance, and now my maid of honor is thinking of using Alex for her wedding (sorry if that's a surprise to your boyfriend, Tracy!) I would recommend Alex to anyone, because he listens to what you want to have in the wedding, and does things exactly the way you want.
  • Brandi S. Feb 2, 2015
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    Wonderful. Would use everytime! Very professional. Alex was on time and very helpful answering any questions I had. I would recommend Alex and his services again and again. His prices were EXCELLENT!!
  • Kimberly D. Jan 24, 2015
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    We enjoyed Mr. Cheek's services in our wedding very much. His open mind on how we did our wedding our way was very refreshing. We had a quaint ceremony, and reception, and his demeanor gave us comfort. We thank him for being so punctual, and flexible with his time. He made us feel as if there were nothing more important than our Special Day, and for that we want to give a warm Thank you. He will forever have a special place in our hearts and memory. So with that said, Thank you Alex Cheek.
  • Araceli S. Jan 20, 2015
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    We were very satisfied with Alex Cheek's service. We had lots of people tell us they loved the ceremony. Loved that he was able to work with our busy schedule. He also has a great personality! Very professional and does his ceremonies with heart! Thank you Alex Cheek!
  • Luis Z. Jan 19, 2015
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    We were very pleased to have Alex Cheek as our marriage officiant. He did a great job, and really took his time to personalize our ceremony for us. He was very professional and worked with our busy schedule. He was fantastic! Thank you Alex.
  • Wayne K. Dec 18, 2014
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    We enjoyed our wedding ceremony very much he was all about giving us what we wanted. I would highly recommend him he was very personable and professional.
  • Jessica A. Dec 4, 2014
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    Alex provided us with a very thoughtful service and was extremely professional. I would recommend him to anyone searching for an officiant in the area.
  • Helene J. Nov 20, 2014
    We needed an officiant on short notice and Alex came to the rescue. He helped us pick out the best words for the wedding. It was old fashioned enough for our parents but modern enough for us and our friends. He showed up exactly when he said he would and did not overcharge for his time. He had style and was professional. His prayer at the end of the service almost made me cry (in a good way) .
  • Kathryn D. Nov 10, 2014
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    Alex Cheek was great! We planned a wedding in short notice and scrambled to put it together. Alex reached out to me to let me know that he was available without any pressure. He was calm yet very interested in our upcoming ceremony. He really contributed to making our day a memorable one. Thank you!
  • Tom C. Oct 27, 2014
    Alex was was exactly what we needed! My wife and I had no idea what kind of ceremony we wanted. Alex gave us several choices but did not try to add stuff we didn't want. My wife's folks were not pleased we were not being married in a church, but after they saw the job Alex did they were happy. Before they were worried it would not be a proper Christian ceremony. Alex helped me get over my "stage fright" before the wedding. I was really worried about being in front of all those people. He calmed me down and gave me a little pep talk about saying the vows I had written. Everything went fine and I actually enjoyed it.
  • Allison A. Oct 18, 2014
    Alex married my husband and me and was outstanding. We wanted a secular wedding but something nicer and more formal than the courthouse. He has done lots of weddings before, so he knew exactly what to do, how to lead us through the rehearsal, and who needed to be where, when. He was very flexible and crafted the ceremony and his remarks into exactly what we wanted. And best of all, he made it fun. If you want a religious wedding, Alex isn't your guy. But if you want a more secular wedding of any style and level of formality, he's a great choice.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is not complicated. I do not have a set rate for my services; instead I charge by the hour, the same as most professionals. A set rate for a wedding implies that all weddings are alike, which they most certainly are not! I charge twenty dollars an hour for my time. Sometimes this is intensive work, like researching information for a specialized request for a wedding theme or aspect. Sometimes it's meeting with clients beforehand to discuss the ceremony and review the text. Sometimes it's just driving to the ceremony site. All these things are time spent service to my clients. My original quotes are based on the (usually) very limited information contained in the client's request for quotes on Thumbtack. The final cost depends upon the actual number of hours the whole project takes--sometimes it's less, sometimes it's more, and sometimes it's the exact amount quoted originally. I do not have a set rate for my services; instead I charge by the hour, the same as most professionals. I ask for a deposit from hard-won experience. It makes certain folks are just as serious about their commitment to the contract as I am!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I start by arranging for a deposit to reserve the date, and I immediately send them a legal contract as my bond and promise to do what I say I'll do. Then I'll ask questions to get the information I need to custom write their ceremony. I provide any information they need about marriage licenses and other legal details. I love getting questions from clients, and never tire of answering them. I want my customers to be totally comfortable with me, and confident they have made the best choice for their ceremony. I will always share the benefit of my experience in any area. Not long ago I provided restaurant recommendations for a couple honeymooning in West Palm Beach! It has nothing to do with the ceremony, but it's the information they needed from me.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Of course there is my formal religious education, but most of what I have learned about marriage and wedding ceremonies has come from hard-won experience. Over time you learn what works and what doesn't, and I'm always writing new material to meet the requests of my clients, I'm always on the lookout for new trends in weddings in order to share ideas with my clients. Unity candles and unity sand are still big right now, and the "handfasting" ceremony is also popular with both religious and non-religious ceremonies. Fads come and go, but the center of the service--the promises, the joining of two hearts--stays the same.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The first twenty or so weddings I performed were for family, friends, and co-workers. Only in the last three years has this been my primary way of making a living. While I have never had a desire to pastor a church, I'm so very glad to have invested the time I spent in my religious studies. A large part of my spiritual journey has focused on missions and the scholarly side of things--getting ordained was just the icing on the cake! Last year I had the novel experience of officiating at a wedding where the bride learned about me by attending the wedding of a friend, who in turn had learned about me by attending the wedding of another friend!
What types of customers have you worked with?
My clients are seeking something different than a standard church wedding or the very impersonal and plain service performed by a civil magistrate. I give my clients the opportunity to choose exactly what they want in their wedding to make certain it reflects their dreams and desires. I am here to give my clients the kind of wedding they want, and I will help them choose what suits them best. Some folks want to write their own vows and tweak every word of the ceremony, and others just want to be sure the wedding ceremony is short and sweet without worrying about the content. Most folks are somewhere in between. Whatever your level of interest, I can produce a ceremony you'll not just be satisfied with; you'll be excited about it! I have performed weddings from Pittsburgh to Tampa, from Atlanta to Charleston, and all over North and South Carolina.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
It was a chilly November night, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and the wedding ceremony took place in the barrel room of a winery. The soft light of candles glowed on the wood of the giant casks behind me, and the wine helped ensure a happy mood. The bride was radiantly beautiful in a stylish yet traditional gown, the groom so handsome and relaxed, and everyone there was just beaming with joy. It felt great to be in a place with so much positive energy! Afterwards we had a delicious supper in the same space, and I had the privilege of blessing the happy couple's first meal as husband and wife. Music and dancing followed, with much laughter and love. A perfect evening, and I was able to help make it happen! The setting was a December evening at a big log cabin in the woods, far from anywhere. A fire blazed in the rustic stone fireplace providing the only light as the bride and groom said their vows before two dozen family and friends. Afterwards there was supper and dancing to a fiddle and guitar. It was an evening that could easily have taken place two centuries ago. Spring was in full force in rural Alamance County. The setting was a gazebo in the bend of a stream, caressed by a cool breeze that alleviated the bright sun. Blooming all over the hillsides and the banks of the babbling stream, the wildflowers matched the color of the bridesmaids' dresses exactly. The elegantly dressed bridal party processed across a bridge and surrounded the gazebo. At last the lovely bride made her grand entrance and joined the dashing groom, surrounded by friends and family. They were all smiles as they said their deeply heartfelt vows. Great natural beauty was matched by great human joy that day!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be very careful about hiring someone with an "online" or "mail order" ordination. No matter what various websites say, such ordinations are not legally recognized in North Carolina, Virginia, and other states. Ask questions! If an officiant does not have the time to answer them properly and thoroughly they will not have the time to help you when you need it. A lot of folks who seek out officiants wish to avoid the premarital counseling sessions that most church pastors require before they will agree to marry a couple. While I have no such requirements, I still think premarital counseling is a very good idea. If nothing else it can help you face the "Big Three" issues that put a tremendous strain on marriages--money, children, and in-laws. As my wife says, people spend a lot more time planning their wedding than planning their marriage!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Some folks who seek out wedding officiants are looking for the lowest cost possible. I cannot compete with the price charged by the Magistrate's office, which has not changed in sixty years. Remember that if you want a professional job done, hire a professional, someone who does this for a living. When you hire me you have also hired all my skills and expertise. I give my clients one hundred percent of my abilities and resources! Make certain that your officiant has the personality, vision, and commitment to make your ceremony memorable; one that in ten (or more) years will make you say "I am so glad we did not just have a courthouse wedding!" Actually, there aren't many "courthouse weddings" any more, as the Magistrates do all their work (including marriages) at the County Jail.