My Custom Wedding Ceremony

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Our satisfied couples agree that Officiant John Reardon, with My Custom Wedding Ceremony, made their special day the finest imaginable!  Please see the pictures and read the comments below from some of the satisfied and happy, newly married couples:

My husband & I were so happy that we found John to be the officiant for our recent wedding in Jacksonville, FL. I found his website, and really liked what I read there as well as the pictures that I saw. We met John, and he explained how his services worked. We felt an instant connection with him, and hired him right on the spot. He immediately provided us with the framework for our wedding ceremony. He was so flexible with changes! I was able to make changes just a few days before the ceremony! I felt like I had ample to time to make sure the ceremony contained all the elements that were very important to me and my husband. From the moment we met John until after he completed the ceremony, he has been so kind to us. He always called to check in and see how things were going and if he could be of any service to us. We really appreciated that. I would absolutely without a doubt recommend John Reardon to officiate your wedding! He is comfortable bringing religious aspects to the ceremony or leaving them out. He really helps customize the ceremony for the couple! So many guests commented on how great they thought he was, and we couldn't agree more! 
Thank you so much, John, for helping us create the wedding of our dreams! 


 
Wedding: 01/25/2014 - Elecia and Andy
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John is a true professional; he is compassionate, flexible, and genuine. From first contact, he guided us through planning our perfect ceremony, ensuring that we received exactly what we had envisioned. 

On the day of our rehearsal , our wedding party was running late due to heavy traffic & John agreed to stay until everyone had arrived. He is understanding, easy going, and truly passionate about his career. I highly recommend John to any couple searching for an officiant that won't just punch his time card; He really went the extra mile for us. 

John, it was a pleasure meeting and working with you! 



Kate and Tommy - Wedding 2/16/2014
The White Room, St Augustine FL
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John is the sweetest and most sincere officiant ever! He married us on Sunday evening at The White Room and we were so happy with our Ceremony.  It was SO great having options with our Vows and he really made it OURS.  I would not change a thing! He was so professional and had a fantastic personality - always smiling :) Thank you John so much!!

Christina and David, Wedding, February 2014, The White Room

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Mr Reardon was everything we hoped he would be! He helped us plan our perfect Ceremony and we were able to choose from choices for our Vows and Ring Statements. Mr Reardon was on time and was at our venue early enough to make sure we were at ease and went over any last minute questions:) I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a wedding! 

Hiring John was a great decision that I would do again in a heartbeat...he even made sure we didn't forget the rings back in the hotel room!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Officiant John Reviewed On: 10/21/2013
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The White Room, St Augustine, FL
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Officiant John Reardon was great!  We first saw John at our friends wedding and really liked the way he handled the ceremony.  I knew I wanted him for our wedding.  From the first conversation with John, I knew he was the right fit.  He customized our ceremony exactly how we wanted it and delivered on the day of the wedding.  He is so friendly and even came into the bridal waiting room before the event to see how I was feeling and help calm my nerves.  I highly recommend John to any Bride.

Jamie - Married 8/10/2012
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From the first time we spoke with John we knew we wanted him at our wedding.  He has a friendly personality and really wants to make your day special.  He really makes it "your" wedding!  He was on time and did an amazing job at the rehearsal and ceremony.  We are so glad John was our Officiant.  He would check in on us to make sure everything was fine and we didn't have any questions.  Any time we needed a question answered, he would respond very quickly (even at 11:00pm)!   The ceremony was beautiful and John did a great job in making sure everyone could hear and see us.  He is a great person to have at your wedding.

Jennifer, Married 04/07/2012
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John was a pleasure to work with and helped us create our perfect ceremony!  His sincere enthusiasm shined through and enlightened the whole wedding process even more, if that's possible!  One of my favorite photographs from the ceremony is of my husband and I being introduced as Mr and Mrs Riley and John behind us with his hands way up in the air, excited as can be.  He was responsive and personable and made us feel very comfortable, especially since we weren't able to meet until the day before the wedding at the actual rehearsal because we live out of town.  Thank you for being an important part of our wedding day, John!

Morgan - Married 4/20/2013 - The Club Continental, Orange Park, FL

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Private User
11/15/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
John made everything easy for us and the wedding turned out absolutely perfectly! He is very knowledgeable about the area, truly warm and engaging and worked as our partner throughout the whole process.
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Lisa
10/26/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My new husband and I were so happy to have John marry us. He made everything worry free and was a big help getting everyone organized so I could finish getting ready! He had a wonderful attitude and was serious, yet light hearted in the right parts. We really liked that he offered options for the Vows and Ring exchange. Thank you So much John!! Lisa and Garrett Cross
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Liz/Nate
10/25/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife and I can't say enough great things about John and the job he did for us. Not only was he great the day of, but he was incredibly helpful in the weeks/months leading up to the wedding. The detailed ceremony and options he presented put the both of us at ease and really took a lot of the stress off the whole thing. I think what I really liked the most about John however, is how spontaneous he was throughout the entire process. He is not one of those officiants that will just perform the "standard issue" ceremony. He will make it fun and light hearted and that's what you'll remember about him. I highly recommend John Reardon/MyCustomWeddingCeremony. You will not be disappointed.
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lisa
10/19/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
John Reardon did a wonderful job during our wedding ceremony. He made myself and my husband feel at ease and very comfortable. He was great to work with leading up to the ceremony as well and I would highly recommend his services. He truly made the wedding ceremony experience unique and enjoyable.
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Samantha
10/18/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I were in search for an officiant, when we landed on My Custom Wedding Ceremony's page on Wedding Wire. We were intrigued by the way John Reardon customizes the ceremony for each of his couples and were hooked once we met at One Ocean. He made the ceremony so beautiful and simple, and at our request it only lasted 25 minutes, which was wonderful because we did not want a very long ceremony. John is very persistent with any requests and is just an email or phone call away with help of any kind. He is a very kind gentleman, and I would recommend him to anyone requiring officiating services. Thanks John for making our wedding so special and effortless. Much Love, The Elmore's from Jacksonville Beach Fl.
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Nina
10/10/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
John was absolutely amazing to work with for our recent wedding! We were so pleased with his flexibility and ability to conduct our wedding ceremony. We did not get married in a traditional house of worship, so we needed an officiant to marry us. John not only did that, but so, so much more. He put us at ease during the stressful wedding planning process, and was available to chat with us any time we needed. He created a beautiful, smooth ceremony for us. Most of all, we loved his charismatic ability to engage our guests during the ceremony. We highly recommend John's officiant services if you are in need of an officiant for your wedding!
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Michelle
10/2/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I couldn't be happier with how John handled our stress and anxiety!! He is a great person and officiant which makes for a great wedding! I love that he helped us breath and slow it down to make for a lite and airy ceremony. From putting together the words and allowing us to write our own vows..Five star recommended you won't be disappointed (:
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Amanda
9/27/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When planning our wedding, I had so many ideas and knew exactly who and what I wanted as our vendors, except the officiant. That seemed to be our last piece of detail where I didn't really have a plan. Originally I wanted to get married in the Catholic church but it didn't work out so when we started thinking about the officiant I really had no where to start. We looked on Google and My Custom Wedding ceremony popped up & it looked promising. Then we reached out to our venue & asked who they would recommend & John was the first on the list. We contacted him & were able to set up a meeting shortly after. John was great and made our day so special. He had pre-planned ceremonies we could choose from but could customize it in any way that we wanted, which was extremely helpful. My husband wanted to write our own vows, but I wanted to say the traditional I Do's, so John was able to make that happen. We told him all of our ideas for the ceremony, how we wanted to have special songs sang & we were doing a Unity Cross, and together we were able to come up with the perfect ceremony that fit our style & it was perfect! John was so helpful during the rehearsal, he helped keep things running smoothy and stayed calm and made sure everyone knew what to do and where to go. The day of the wedding and during the ceremony he could tell I was nervous & even had me take a deep breath to take in our surroundings to help me calm down after walking down the isle with my dad which was a really great moment for me. There were so many small touches he did that made our day even that much more special & I would recommend him to everyone. Not only is he a nice person, but he seems to love what he does & it fantastic at it!
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Charlsie
5/25/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I knew John was perfect to officiate our wedding from the moment we met him. We loved that everything could be customized, but that there was some structure to work from, too. John is extremely personable and definitely loves what he does. He was so kind and worked with us when we were a bit light in the bank due to my lack of pay in summers by letting us pay in installments. We were able to correspond mostly by email (we live in Georgia), which was extremely convenient. John was always quick to respond to emails and was thoughtful and would check in periodically. When the wedding got closer, John called me and made sure everything was going as planned - I don't even think it was about the ceremony, just checking in on us in general. That tells you what a great person he is! Then, he was there for our rehearsal and made sure we all stayed on task. The ceremony went perfectly - my husband and I loved every minute, and so did all our guests. We HIGHLY recommend John for anyone - he is so wonderful! Thanks so much, John, for making our day perfect! :) C & J 5-25-2014
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Stacy
3/15/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mr. Reardon was amazing! As one of the preferred vendors for our venue, we reached out to Mr. Reardon and requested his information and service information for availability and to ensure that he was a match for what we were looking for in an officiant. After reading his bio and other information, we were thrilled to find that he was available for our day and booked him immediately. He sent over all the info we would need, including vow choices and "day of" information. We sent over our selected vows and when the week before came, he checked in to ensure that everything was the way we wanted. At our rehearsal he put our minds at ease as he calmly and thoroughly showed us what would happen at each step in the process of the ceremony. I was nervous for the big day and his reassurances were truly a saving grace. On our big day Mr. Reardon ensured that everything was going smoothly from start to finish and we got a laugh out of him attempting to calm me as I reached the front of the aisle for the vows! We strongly recommend him for an amazing wedding experience!!
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Private User
2/28/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
John was an amazing officiant! My now husband and I are from Orlando, but got married in St.Augustine, so we were only to make a few trips up to meet with vendors and visit venues. John was extremely flexible with our schedule and stayed in contact with us via phone and email throughout the wedding planning process. He made sure to accommodate all of our requests, especially since I was having my cousin perform music live during the ceremony. I would definitely recommend to any and all brides!
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Elecia
1/25/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband & I were so happy that we found John to be the officiant for our recent wedding in Jacksonville, FL. I found his website, and really liked what I read there as well as the pictures that I saw. We met John, and he explained how his services worked. We felt an instant connection with him, and hired him right on the spot. He immediately provided us with the framework for our wedding ceremony. He was so flexible with changes! I was able to make changes just a few days before the ceremony! I felt like I had ample to time to make sure the ceremony contained all the elements that were very important to me and my husband. From the moment we met John until after he completed the ceremony, he has been so kind to us. He always called to check in and see how things were going and if he could be of any service to us. We really appreciated that. I would absolutely without a doubt recommend John Reardon to officiate your wedding! He is comfortable bringing religious aspects to the ceremony or leaving them out. He really helps customize the ceremony for the couple! So many guests commented on how great they thought he was, and we couldn't agree more! Thank you so much, John, for helping us create the wedding of our dreams!
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Mr Reardon was very professional and courteous, allowing us to customize our vows with some small guidance - this was perfect for us!


Tonya - Married 4/13/2013 - The University Club, Jacksonville, FL

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Right from the first time I spoke with John on the phone, I had a very good feeling he was perfect for our ceremony.  Each time I spoke to him, John was always professional and genuinely cared that our special day would be perfect.  Also, he always kept timely communication with me.  We are from Michigan and were married on Vilano Beach in St Augustine.  John was so easy to work with and kept the ceremony very relaxed and comfortable. Our ceremony was scheduled for 10 am and as we were walking on the beach to "our spot", there was already another ceremony being performed.  This could've been upsetting and stressful but John quickly guided us to another location there on the beach and it was even better than the original chosen spot.  Also...John's son, Devin, took AMAZING photographs of our wedding!!!  We are so grateful to John for making our special day so memorable ans special...just as he promised.
 
Amy - Married 01/05/2013 - Vilano Beach, St Augustine, FL

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As a working professional, I have come to realize how important effective partnerships are to achieve positive results. John is a knowledgeable and polished Wedding Officiant who truly attempts to achieve the desired outcome for his couple, but he maintains an unparalleled aspect of true consideration and collaboration to make your event a unique and beautiful realization.  As I was very nervous and excitable moments before walking down the aisle, John provided clear calming consultation that made me completely at ease and prepared for the big moment.  The ceremony was exquisitely performed with the right amount of sincerity, humor, compassion, and commitment.  My husband and I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant than John, who has now become a good friend. :)

Tina - Married 06/02/2012 - The Hilltop, Orange Park, FL

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Ron and Gay Lynn Hearst, Married - The Reef Restaurant, St Augustine, FL
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John Reardon was the most amazing officiant!!  He created such a light and fun atmosphere.  After the ceremony I was approached by lots of our guests telling me how nice and wonderful he was.  We absolutely loved him and he was a pleasure to work with.
Thank you,
The Indurantes
 
Michelle - Married 06/23/2012 - The White Room, St Augustine, FL

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John,

The ceremony was perfect… we received so many compliments on how beautiful it was. Thank you very much for all your patience and help with our wedding and making our day so special. You really made a beautiful memory for us, our family and friends.

You were awesome!!!  Thanks again John-

David and Gina Hancock
Married July 12, 2011 - St Augustine, FL

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Dear John,

We want to thank you so much for being our Wedding Officiant!  We loved the way you presented our ceremony, it was so beautiful and memorable.  You were also very calming that day, and we feel blessed that you were the man who married us.  Thank you again!

Sincerely,
Nathan and Colleen Fletcher

Married May 7, 2011 - One Ocean Resort and Spa - Atlantic Beach, FL

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I knew from the moment I heard John's voice, we had the right person to marry David and I!  John was extremely professional, SOOOO positive, always smiling, and very accommodating to whatever we wanted for our day! The ceremony he performed was exquisitely written. David and I also said our own vows, and he was more than happy to let us coordinate the ceremony exactly as we wanted. Anyone who wants his/her special day to be just right, JOHN is your man! David and I highly recommend John and his photographer Devin who just added to the perfection of this enchanting day! Thank you so very much John and Devin, you will forever be part of our dream come true!

David and Angela McDougall
Married Aug 20, 2010, At Vilano Beach in St. Augustine

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"We could not have picked a better person to officiate our wedding. John made us so comfortable despite all of our nerves, and really made the experience fun. We are so thankful, it would not have been as special without him!"

Katy and Eric Joson
Married at Queens Harbour Yacht and Country Club, Jacksonville, FL



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”John was incredible dependable, trustworthy, and experienced. He surpassed our every expectation for a wedding officiant by calling us to follow up, creating an incredible ceremony for us, delivering a well-spoken ceremony,and being extremely kind and involved with every step. If you want someone that will take your wedding ceremony to the next level, John is by far the one. Though John performs many ceremonies, he made us feel important and special by treating our special day as if it were his own – that’s how professional and kind he was! Being that we were form out of town and lived in another state, we were a bit hesitant at first – but we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and would recommend John to anyone. Through this process John became not just our wedding officiant, but someone we’d call a friend. Thank you John.”

Lissa and Saulo Married at the The Casa Marina Hotel at Jacksonville Beach, FL


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John--  Thank you, again, for making our wedding special.  You did a great job conducting our ceremony and kept everyone as relaxed as possible, as well.  You have such a wonderful personality that makes everyone feel comfortable and at ease.  Thank you for being a part of our wedding and for making it such a special and memorable night.  

Mike and Amanda Lonon
Married at
The White Room, St Augustine, FL

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"My husband and I were married on Amelia Island June 12. We had a beautiful beach ceremony. John provided us with many options for vows and incorporated a sand ceremony for our blended family. John was professional and fun loving. We were very pleased with his services." Kelly Voges

Kelly Voges

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John,

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special!  We especially loved the sand ceremony!  Thank you for being so easy to work with and giving us options and suggestions to help make our ceremony perfect!  Everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and thanks to you it was the easiest part of planning the whole wedding!
Sincerely,
Daniel & Jessica Pruitt
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Thanks John.  Everything turned out wonderful and we thank you very much for being part of our celebration.  You did a fantastic job performing the ceremony we both wanted and providing personality into it as well.  We both thank you very much for making our wedding day so special and enjoyable for everyone there.  I attached some pictures of the ceremony and a couple of just us…enjoy!

Thanks again,

Anthony & Robyn Pinson


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"John,
Thank you so much for doing our ceremony. You helped to make our day so special & everyone commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. We especially loved the sand ceremony. In the future, we would definitely recommend you to other people. Here are a few pictures of us to help remind you of our beautiful day.
Thank you again,"


- Tanya & Phil. Maryland married at The Casa Monica Hotel, St Augustine, FL


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John,

Thanks to you our ceremony was everything we dreamed of -- modern, semi-formal, yet still very intimate. Your delivery of the remarks you created for our ceremony really made the meaning of the words ring true for us, our family and our friends.  From the rehearsal to the wedding day you exceeded our expectations. 
 
Forever grateful,
 
Natalie & Adam Wollet, The Club Continental, Orange Park, FL

"John performed a lovely ceremony, which he allowed us to personalize to our liking and taste. He was professional in every aspect of planning and preparation and we would highly recommend him to other couples seeking the same"

Matthew and Ashley Routte, Jacksonville, FL at Washington Oaks State Gardens

Photo by Zach Thomas Photography, www.zachthomas.com

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"John,
 
John and I just returned from our Honeymoon!  Thanks for a beautiful day and a beautiful service, we couldn't have been happier!
 
Thanks again,"


- Patty and John, Jacksonville, FL at Kingfish Grille at Comachee Island





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John, 

Thank you so much for helping to make our ceremony so special and memorable.  Even though we changed everything two or three days before the ceremony, you were able to flawlessly present it to our guests.  Our service was extremely personal and very moving for both us and our guests.  Thank you again for everything and for making our wedding day a very stress free and amazing event.  

James Lee and Melissa Lee
Jacksonville, FL

Wedding at Oldest House and Gardens, St Augustine, FL



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John provided a lovely and dignified wedding ceremony. I was so pleased with the wording and his patience and understanding regarding the few changes I requested. Even though we had a very small wedding with only immediate family, John's officiating made it very special and memorable.


Barbara and Stephen Yeandle
Jacksonville, FL
Married at Ponte Vedra Beach


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John,

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you provided, you did it just the way we asked and I couldn’t have been happier with how it all turned out.  St Augustine Beach was the perfect place to be married.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Geiske and Logan Morley

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When my son, who lives out of state, called and informed me that he and his fiancee wished to be married in THREE WEEKS, I instantly went into panic mode. With all the tasks I had to complete my biggest concern was who would I get to perform the ceremony.  I immediately sent out a mass email to my friends and associates and received many responses, each with the same person being recommended - John Reardon.  Having known John for several years myself, I was entirely comfortable contacting him.  He immediately took charge of the situation and contacted the bride and groom and worked with them to incorporate their wishes into their 'perfect" ceremony.
 
On the day of the wedding John arrived early and spoke with the couple to go over any last minute changes in the ceremony that they wanted.  I can honestly say I don't think I've ever attended a more beautiful and spiritual wedding.  It was entirely what my son and his wife wanted and John definitely helped them realize their dream.  I would recommend John's services to ANYONE wishing to have the wedding they've always wanted. 
 
Anita Crocker
Flagler Beach, FL
386-503-0221

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Hi John,
 
Scott and I just wanted to thank-you again for officiating our Wedding Ceremony!  You were great to work with and really made our ceremony special:) 
 
Kindest Regards,

 
Scott and Courtney Padgett:) Married, The Oldest House and Gardens, St Augustine FL




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