Sep 19, 2016
Look no further than Joe...
My husband and I could not possibly have imagined a more perfect officiant to lead one of our most special days than Joe McAlpine. From our initial phone call to our wedding day, Joe constantly acted with a high level of both warmth and professionalism. He made us both feel very comfortable during the several pre-marital counseling sessions we were happy to take advantage of, even during difficult conversations. Joe remained very respectful of our wishes as far as religion in our wedding, and was excellent in assisting us to create a ceremony that was meaningful, personal, and spiritual to us and our families. We invited Joe to stay for our reception, and our friends and family still describe him as a very kind, funny, and easy-going person who seemed perfect to perform the job. During the entire wedding planning process, Joe made himself available to us in a very reasonable amount of time and was very responsive to our requests. We are truly grateful to have worked with Joe, and we would always recommend him as both an officiant and for his valuable marriage counseling services.
Jul 10, 2016
Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
Joe was awesome. He got to know us as a couple and was quick to reply with any questions or concerns we had. Our ceremony was fun and heartfelt, and he officiated it in a way that reflected us as a couple. We could tell he was genuinely happy for us and he helped calm my nerves at rehearsal when my stress level peaked! I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Joe, for your help in making our wedding day wonderful.
Joe handled our ceremony in an unconventional location with ease and flare. Exactly what we wanted. He made our wedding look and feel very special. If you haven't decided on an officiant, pick Joe.
Feb 15, 2016
Jan 9, 2016
We received pre wedding counseling and had Mr McAlpine officiate our wedding. Joe was welcoming, non judgmental and worked with our special requests / circumstances. Would highly recommend him.
Nov 11, 2015
Joe met with my fiancé and me last Saturday for our first trial premarital session. I was a little nervous as I have never done anything like this before but right away Joe put us at ease. Pretty soon, it was like chatting with an old friend. This is important to us since we need to be able to open up to whoever is our counselor and we felt very comfortable with Joe right away. Joe has a pretty laid back style and is very nonjudgmental. I felt as if I can tell him anything and he would not make me feel bad. I would highly recommend him as a premarital and marital counselor!
My husband and I got married this past July. We didn't have a church home yet but we knew we wanted someone from the church to marry us. Rob (husband) worked with Joe while attending college. We reached out to him and he jumped on the opportunity! He first wanted us to go through premarital counseling. It was wonderful. He really made us open up about what we wanted in a relationship, what hardships we each went through and how we handle situations together. Everything you didn't really think about when the guy pops the question! He also provided reading material to which really helped us breakdown our communication!
Joe was very understanding of our schedules and offered to Skype with us instead of the 1-2 hour commute. He really wanted us to have the ceremony that we dreamed of. He worked with us for both religious aspects and a tree planting ceremony we wanted. He attended our rehearsal dinner with great hopes and love for our relationship.
The ceremony was beautiful. He really made it feel like the ceremony was all ours. His words were made just for Rob and I.
It's been a few months and I still get compliments on his great words. If we lived closer Rob and I would attend his church for sure. He has blessed our marriage and would do a wonderful job for you too!