Elizabeth Mueller was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations.
Denise and Bryce
From the moment we sat down together to plan our ceremony, we knew we were right to choose you as our officiant. You embraced and encouraged our incorporation of cultural and religious references into the civil ceremony, all the while providing practical advice on issues we hadn't thought of. On the wedding day itself, you were the calm in the eye of our little storm, adapting smoothly and expertly to our slight improvisations, and making the entire ceremony feel warm, sincere and a little spontaneous. Many of our guests told us they found your remarks on marriage especially thoughtful. We did too. We feel it is a credit to you that a number of our guests also asked if you were a friend of the family.
Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on what we felt was, by far, the most important part of our day.
Nawel and Hilary
Judith Ritcey was so welcoming and we felt so comfortable with her. She followed our ceremony wishes. Judith was also very helpful in preparation for the ceremony. Everything was handled professionally and efficiently.
Tara and Steve
Mark and I just wanted to send you our thanks for your services on our big day. You really put us at ease on our first meeting together - Mark especially - and all the tips you gave us were great.
I remember you had told me to make a conscious effort to block everything out and focus only on you and each other. I prepared myself for this in advance and managed to do it. Ignoring our audience (for the ceremony at least) was the best thing I could've done. I remember our whole ceremony and was happy and excited to be standing up there instead of being nervous about all the people watching.
You coming back to meet me and the bridal party was also great. Your calm demeanor really put me at ease.
During the ceremony, I found your voice very soothing (yet still loud enough for everyone to hear) and the ceremony was well-paced. And you got our ceremony perfect. You hear horror stories of officiants mispronouncing names or forgetting sections of the ceremony, but yours was flawlessly executed.
Our poem (Coleridge - "The presence of love") sounded great and will now have a special place in our hearts thanks to you. My mother, who previously couldn't understand how a non-religious ceremony could be beautiful and special confessed that it was the nicest ceremony she had ever heard!
All this to say a huge thank you. Our day went better than I ever could have dreamed of, and you played a big role in that. We certainly lucked out in getting you as our officiant and you even received compliments from our guests.
We will certainly recommend you to anyone in the wedding market down the road.
All the best to you and your family,
Krista and Mark
Christian Sawka went above and beyond to customize our wedding ceremony and make it the most memorable day ever. He vastly exceeded all our expectations. Christian met with us one-on-one prior to the wedding to walk us through his process. He also took the time to get to know our thoughts, desires and expectations for the ceremony. He really understood us as a couple and adapted accordingly - he was funny, yet sincere. Informative and confident, yet flexible. Multiple guests were so impressed by Christian, they reached out to him after the ceremony. Since the wedding, I have had the opportunity to talk to friends, as well as reviews through third-party sites to refer Christian as an officiant. Thank you so much, Christian, for playing such an imperative role at our wedding. You truly made it a magical day, full of memories, vows and words spoken that we will always remember.
Allie and Cody
Bonny (Thorne) was an amazing officiant, and she made our special day all the more perfect. She was available to us whether it be via phone, text, or email and was happy to answer all questions we may have had. She conducted a beautiful ceremony and it suited my husband and I so well. She is a down-to-earth, caring, thoughtful person and I would recommend her as a wedding officiant to anyone!
Thank-you so much again Bonny for making our day amazing.