- 3 years in business
- 78 hires on Thumbtack
"We had a phenomenal experience working with Juan Enrique for our wedding. Let me start by saying that we had the good fortune of finding him with a little over a month left until the big event.
He met with us during the week to get specifics about what we wanted for our ceremony, and from the first few minutes we knew we wanted him as officiant. He has a jubilant demeanor coupled with a firm dedication to making sure the ceremony itself goes exactly as you want it. I came into the meeting anxious given the impending deadline of the wedding, and left fully confident that the ceremony would go well.
After we met, he gave us a copy of his typical ceremony (which he has in both English and Spanish), and encouraged us to make amendments. He gave us his phone number, and asked us to call him any time with questions or changes.
We later made several changes to the ceremony, including the addition of two Bible readings (including one Gospel reading, done in both English and Spanish by Juan Enrique), and having a mix of both English and Spanish for certain key parts, and he was very accommodating. He even made sure the passages were pulled from the correct version of the Bible (we needed the King James translation since our families are both Catholic). We also decided to have two readings by family members during the ceremony, and he made sure they were printed out and ready to go.
On the big day, Juan Enrique was a calming presence. He was patient and assuring, which honestly helped alleviate some of the day-of jitters. It had been raining the entire day and we found a break in the storm to do our ceremony (which was in a garden just outside the venue). Though the rain had stopped, the sky was still threatening, so we made some last minute changes to the ceremony to shorten it up. Juan executed the ceremony perfectly even with the last minute changes, and everyone at the wedding agreed it was lovely despite the unfortunate weather.
I would definitely recommend Pura Vida Wedding to anyone looking for an officiant."