Divine Love Ceremonies

Brecksville, OH

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I meet with my wedding couples and get to know them so that I can personalize and customize the ceremony to reflect who they are and the love they have for each other. The day of the wedding I have a checklist to make sure that everything runs smoothly. This covers things like making sure the Best Man and Maid of Honor have the rings, the Unity Sand Ceremony is set up, programs and bubbles are being distributed, coordinating with the DJ/musicians, etc.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love getting to know my wedding couples and sharing in the joy of their special day.

Location

Brecksville, OH 44141

Years in business

19

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

23

Reviews

25 Reviews
  • Gabrielle B. Aug 29, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Janice B. Aug 27, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
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  • Samantha D. Aug 2, 2016
    Shirley is amazing and caring. We loved having her officiate our wedding. If you are looking for an officiant, please consider Divine Love Weddings!
  • Kath-Irene P. Jul 24, 2016
    6/27/16 We highly recommend Rev. Shirley’s services. Mahalo (thank you) to Reverend Shirley for the awesome wedding ceremony she performed for us. As a same-sex couple (women) we went a non-traditional route with a Hawaiian themed wedding ceremony. Rev Shirley was very flexible in working through the ceremony with us both the choice of wording as well as the events which took place during the ceremony. The rehearsal really helped the actual day go smoothly. The day of the ceremony her presentation was dynamic and inspiring. We received all positive compliments about the ceremony including her delivery.
  • Sabrina S. Jun 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Shirley was wonderful! Very professional and careing. Made the whole day easy and perfect
  • Bridget W. Jun 7, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Shirley did an absolutely fantastic job officiating our wedding. She is very personable and really makes you feel special. Everyone keeps commenting how wonderful the ceremony was! It was my favorite part of the day!
  • Saam J. May 26, 2016
    Reverend Shirley - Words cannot express the gratitude in our hearts for this wondrous gift of you in our lives! You have truly been a blessing - your care & attention to every little detail has made our special day perfect! We truly would have been lost without you. You turned trepidation of a seemingly daunting amount of work in such a short window of time into anticipation and excitement. From every inch of our hearts - THANK YOU! - Saam and Waddell Johnson
  • Christine S. May 24, 2016
    Dennis and I were married by Rev. Shirley MacFarland on February 6,2016. The ceremony was personal and beautiful and I could not imagine being married by anyone else. Thank you so much Dennis & Christine Smith
  • Heather R. Mar 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Shirley is absolutely amazing!! My fiance' and I couldn't ask for someone better. She makes her readings very personal and goes out of her way to make sure that the couple's day is special.
  • Debbie M. Oct 20, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Elvis C. Oct 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Shirley was amazing. Her message was everything we wanted said for our ceremony. Our ceremony had everyone tearing up and our guest told us how great it was. Couldn't have wrote a better message ourselves. We would recommend Rev. Shirley to anyone.
  • Isabella A. Sep 9, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Carol D. Jun 25, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We LOVED her!! She helped us with details that we had not even had time to plan due to coming from out of state. The vows we heard could not have suited us more! Warm, sweet and would recommend highly! Thank You Kevin and Carol Jarvis
  • Jaime M. Jun 17, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Shirley did such a fantastic job! Her words were beautiful, and she was so wonderful to work with! She made our rehearsal and ceremony absolutely perfect!! Thank you so much!!! xo
  • Kelsey A. Mar 9, 2015
    Everything about the ceremony was perfect! She was very kind and made everything go as smoothly as it could have possibly gone! We would not have changed a thing about our ceremony.
  • Denise M. Mar 3, 2015
    Rev. Shirley officiated our ceremony on 2/7/15. From our initial meeting we knew we were in good hands. She ran through her ceremony with us, allowing us to make any changes, but there was no need because her wording is perfect. My husband and I both got emotional just listening. On our wedding day, Rev. Shirley arrived with plenty of time to spare to make sure everything was in order. She married us in an intimate ceremony in front of our families and there wasn't a dry eye. The ceremony was absolutely perfect! We would, with no question, highly recommend Rev. Shirley.
  • Jaime T. Nov 17, 2014
    My Husband and I could not have been happier with Rev. Shirley Macfarland. The ceremony she provided was breathtaking. All of our guests commented on what a great service it was! She is eloquent and professional. The vows she provided us were everything we dreamed of, deeply meaningful, spiritual and emotional. I highly recommend Rev. Shirley Macfarland. Thank you for making our day unforgettable.
  • Beth N. Nov 4, 2014
    I was extremely happy with Reverend Shirley officiating my wedding ceremony. I only had a few days to get everything in order...needless to say, I gave Reverend Shirley very short notice but it was not a problem at all! She explained everything thoroughly and put my nerves at ease. I especially enjoyed the wording of the vows. They were very meaningful and beautiful. My husband and I were very pleased with everything.
  • Andrea M. Oct 31, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My now husband and I were extremely lucky to find Rev. Shirley Macfarland on Thumbtack. She was the first wedding officiant we looked into, and we were so pleased after having met her in person, that we decided to go with her to officiate our wedding! We received SO many compliments from friends and family about how beautiful her ceremony was. Everything she said throughout the ceremony suited us perfectly. We were truly lucky to have her as such an integral part of our special day. We highly recommend her.
  • Mandy M. Oct 26, 2014
    Rev. Shirley was wonderful! Very professional and easy to work with. She answered all of our questions and helped keep our group on time and organized on our big day. She gave us a beautiful ceremony and made it a very memorable wedding for us!
  • Janan A. Oct 16, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I would recommend Rev. Shirley Macfarland to any couple looking to be married! Rev. Macfarland sat down with me and my husband-to-be, where we discussed our backgrounds and what we were looking for in our ceremony. In a matter of hours, we were very comfortable with our choice! It was hard to find someone willing to perform our ceremony without the multiple counseling sessions and someone open to our non-religious backgrounds. On May 25th, 2014, our ceremony took place at the Hilton in downtown Cleveland, and Rev. Macfarland's professionalism, and beautiful words of wisdom made it all the more special!
  • Tom B. Oct 15, 2014
    Rev Shirley Macfarland was organized, professional, and caring. She took great care in the details of our ceremony. The service was unique and molded to who we are as a couple. She even included our daughter!! The service wasn't your usual service. Her wording of the vows was most impressive, and the way she included everyone who attended and those who could not be with us was very special!
  • Lindsay K. Jul 29, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Have no doubts about hiring Reverend Macfarland for your wedding! Ours would not have been the same without her. She tailored the wedding to exactly what we wanted, something that really represented us as a couple and young family. Everything went so smoothly thanks to her, she is very professional and really put my mind at ease about the wedding. Thank you so much Shirley!
  • Dennis L. Mar 22, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    On March 1st 2014, Reverend Shirley performed our ceremony, which we allowed her to pick readings for myself and my bride,and the service was very beautiful, and one of the best ever according to us and all that were present. We could not have asked for a better ceremony.
  • Lara S. Dec 15, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Beautiful and unique ceremony, received many compliments. She was able to incorporate both our religions into the ceremony and let us customize a few parts that we wanted. Would definitely recommend!!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I always meet with my wedding couples to go over the entire ceremony to customize and personalize it to their wishes.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always researching online for new ceremonies and trends to add to my wedding service.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Wedding ceremony is $185 and $75 for a rehearsal. For a quick, small wedding with no rehearsal the price is $150.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love people and helping to make their wedding truly special. I take my responsibility very seriously knowing that this is one of the most important days of their lives.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most of my weddings are outdoors but I am happy to perform weddings in churches, homes, event centers - wherever the couple wishes.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was the Christian minister sharing the stage with a Hindu priest for an Indian/Irish wedding that lasted 3 1/2 hours!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be sure to check credentials to make sure they did not get their certification over the Internet and are truly an ordained minister.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That ministers are not scary or different people. I chose to be a minister to spread love and joy to people who are not affiliated with a religion or church but are spiritual with the God of their understanding.