- 6 years in business
- 4 hires on Thumbtack
"My fiancée and I were in search of a good fit for our impromptu elopement-style wedding. We were looking for someone who was kind, down-to-earth, and generally not stuffy. Doug was that and so very much more. We were working with an incredibly limited time frame and Doug devoted all of his time to us and was with us every step of the way.
Doug's initial reply to our request was very kind and personalized and didn't feel at all cookie-cutter like so many other officiant services we had looked at. We had a very positive first impression. Doug wrote a ceremony script for us that was built around the event we had initially planned out and included beautiful quotes and poems that were relevant. The script itself was entirely customized for us and he was fantastic about getting our feedback and modifying the script as we desired. Doug was incredibly flexible and even collaborated with us via Skype since we didn't have time to meet face-to-face beforehand.
On the day of, the weather had not been kind and we had to cancel our main event about two hours before it took place. My fiancée and I didn't have a contingency plan and the wedding party was only immediate family so we decided to have a cozy wedding in our home. This is where Doug completely transformed our wedding... Doug arrived with an alternate ceremony script, which was spot-on, in the event our main plan fell through. Doug had even packed his car with an arch, white Christmas-style lights, candles, and the works just in case. He helped set everything up in our backyard and was so incredibly friendly and kind the entire time. We had a more beautiful wedding than we could have ever imagined and the ceremony was perfect, all thanks to Doug. My family and I enjoyed every moment and Doug even offered us a personalized gift to commemorate the wedding. Wow!
Doug went way beyond our expectations in every possible way. We insisted that Doug dine with us afterwards and we had a fantastic time. Doug is one of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met and my wife and I are so blessed he was able to officiate our wedding. Even though Doug came in as our officiator, he left our home as a very dear friend and kindred spirit and I feel that we all made a very special connection. My family absolutely adored him too. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I would choose Doug in a heartbeat. It is my honor to give Doug the highest rating available.
Doug, if you are reading this - I honestly can't thank you enough for everything. You are the best and everyone out there needs to know it! Thank you again and again!
PS - We haven't forgotten about your book either. Always remember: when, not if! :) I still can't wait to see it! Please keep in touch!
JP and Alaina