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Proud to be the 200th 5-star review! Jim Haley married my new husband and I on 11/7 in Philadelphia and I couldn't be happier. We met him in a coffee shop back in March where we were won over by his kindness, open mindedness, and his willingness to listen to us, and really understand what we want. I grew up in a split household where my father and I are Jewish and my mother and brother are Catholic. My husband grew up without much religion in his life... so therefore, we were looking to pick and choose traditions that were important to us without too much God-talk. Jim let us edit and revise, and he even helped me out with my vows which was SO helpful. He was responsive, kind and professional. The day of our service, he was punctual, and led a service that we are SO proud of. It represented who we are as a couple and I feel so honored to have had him be part of our special day. Everyone should be so lucky to have the same kind of experience!
Susanne has been so wonderful! She's incredibly warm and kind. We can't wait to have her officiate our wedding!
You are in for a treat on your wedding day - Susanne is an extraordinary officiant! (and a really nice person, too!)
Gabby was amazing as our officiant. She wrote a ceremony that was perfect for us and was always quick to respond back to questions we had. The ceremony was lovely the day of the wedding and the personalized love story was our favorite part. Thank you Gabby for all you hard work and always going above and beyond!!
When we first got engaged we knew that we wanted to have a “non-religious” ceremony, but what we didn’t know was how challenging it would be to find the right officiant for that. Bob from Journey’s of the Heart helped make our idea of the perfect ceremony a reality. From our first meeting with him (that was about 2 hours long!) through all of our emails, he was extremely helpful in providing so much more then we ever could have expected. What we were so impressed by was his true investment in really getting it right and making it personal for us. He was completely open to any changes that we made and by the day of, our ceremony was perfect for us. We received so many compliments on how real and personal our ceremony felt. The day after our ceremony Bob emailed us several things, most exciting of which was an audio recording of our ceremony!! It was so unexpected and awesome to be able to hear everything. Thank you Bob!
Gabby Kaplan-Mayer is AMAZING! We wanted something that wasn't too religious but brought in a few of our Jewish and Catholic traditions. Right after our ceremony, as I walked around the cocktail hour, everyone told me how unique and beautiful the ceremony was. They thought it was so personalized and loved all the different parts like the wine box ceremony - something that a lot people had never seen before. Gabby was very responsive to all of our emails and really made us confident that it would turn out just the way it did. She really cared about making it just the way we wanted. So glad we went with her as our officiant!
My husband and I were so happy with our officiate, Eve Wenger. She communicated well through out the whole process and fine tuned our wedding ceremony with the feedback we provided. She is such a warm and caring individual. So much so that I felt inclined to hug her as soon as I met her. Everyone at our wedding raved about what a good job she did. I would highly recoomend her to anyone.
We used Jim H. as our officiant and he did an amazing job constructing the perfect, most meaningful ceremony for my husband and I. Our ceremony was short in length, but was very deep in meaning. Jim made sure he tailored our ceremony to our specifications, helped us with wording, vows, and timing. He captured who my husband and I are, and what our love means to us. Jim was very responsive, professional, and helpful, and would recommend Jim and Journeys of the Heart to any couple looking for an amazing officiant.
After having a near catastrophe after our first officiant was less than nice & helpful.. Journeys of the Heart came to our rescue. Kelly Fuddy was our officiant. And I could not find enough words to sing her praises. Extremely nice, polite, friendly, welcoming & completely about making our day special. She was not pressuring, very organized, and was always there for either of us if we had a question. During the reception we received so many great comments on our ceremony and our officiant.. People who haven't cried in years have said there was not a dry eye in the house! She was spectacular at the rehearsal. Very calming & completely on top of things. Kelly Fuddy, from the bottom of our heart, we thank you. And everyone who is looking for a non-denominational wedding that encompasses all your wants and needs should most definitely look into this mission. Kelly's values are what made our day the best it could be.
Kelly is such a gift with her kind heart, poised presence and joyful spirit! We are so so happy you were able to begin your new life together with a ceremony you will never forget. Every joy and blessing to you both!
Our officiant was Naila and she was AMAZING!! We planned our wedding from afar and didn't meet her until we were about to walk down the aisle but our guests told us it was the most personal and beautiful ceremony they have seen. We felt the same way. The words she chose were so personal and she truly did her best to get to know us (we didn't make it easy!). The ceremony was so special and meaningful to us. Naila was an incredible speaker. She is so eloquent and speaks with emotion. Naila was awesome and I would recommend her in a second.
Isn't Naila so amazing? We are so happy you were thrilled with her - she is such a wonderful person and officiant! Thanks for taking the time to share your joy!
Eileen DiFranco was absolutely wonderful. When my partner Meghan and I met her we immediately felt comfortable with her. She incorporated everything we wanted (and didn't want) into the ceremony and guided us along the way - providing suggestions and options that fit our beliefs and preferences. She was extremely professional, accessible and easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend working with Journeys of the Heart, and specifically Eileen, to anyone.
Susanne Wilson was our officiant and she did a WONDERFUL job. Susanne is a beautiful person and she really took the time to get to know us and our relationship so she could craft the perfect ceremony for us. My husband and I are not religious, but I have quite a few Catholics in my family, so we wanted someone who would be able to create something that we loved and could get behind, but that would also resonate with some of my more traditional family members - and Susanne did that perfectly. Many guests (including some of the religious ones!) told us it was the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony they had ever been to! We couldn't have been happier with our ceremony - thank you Susanne and Journeys of the Heart!!
Susanne is like poetry - she is wise, fun, beautiful, and soulful...and whatever else you may need her to be for you! We are so lucky to have her. Thanks for sharing your joy with us - every blessing for a long and wonderful life together!
We had the pleasure of working with Bob P. who was perfect. We really appreciate how amazingly flawless the ceremony went. We have received so many compliments about how sincere and moving it was. Thank you for helping us create such a beautiful and loving ceremony.
I can not say enough good things about our officiant, Diane! She crafted our ceremony perfectly and her words were so beautiful. It was exactly what we wanted. Since it was a same-sex wedding, we asked her to add something to the ceremony regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling, and everything that she said was 100% perfect. We were both nervous about standing there for the ceremony and Diane put us at ease throughout the entire process and made it run so smoothly. So many of our friends and family commented to us that they thought the ceremony was so beautiful and it was one of the best ones they've ever been to. This was seriously all thanks to Diane, she was perfect and I cannot recommend her and Journeys of the Heart enough!!!!!
Thanks so much the kind words! It was such an honor to be with you both and your sweet families. Every blessing for a long and happy (and legal!) life together! ~ Diane
Laura from Journeys of the Heart truly exceeded our expectations! She personalized the ceremony so it really celebrated the unique love between my husband and me, and made the process easy for us along the way. She even provided sample wording for us to choose from, and gave us the freedom to customize the wording to make sure it really fit us and our vision. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our family and friends, and we are so thankful to Laura for kicking off our wedding with such a wonderful ceremony.
Laura is a wonderful person and gifted officiant - and one of the founding members of Journeys of the Heart! Thanks for this kind review and every joy to you in your new marriage!
Jim Haley was incredible through the whole process. We waited too long to book an officiant and found Jim online. My fiance was nervous as our first choice had been booked and she didn't want ANYONE else. She agreed to meet with Jim and was brought to tears when he went over his basic draft of the ceremony. We knew right then he was the person for the job and delivered big time on our wedding day. He was easy to reach via email, text and phone call which made it very easy with our busy schedule. He was very thorough which put our mind at ease with all the planning as he helped with parts we didn't even think of. Jim is very easy-going and was able to adjust and customize every aspect of our wedding to fit our needs. The day of, our maitre d had a death in the family so her assistant had to try and run the show. Without Jim's guidance, the day would have been a disaster as the girl was fairly new and overwhelmed. The ceremony was beautiful and was one of the main parts of the wedding our guests commented on. I will be recommending him to everyone I know after our great experience with Jim.
Jim Haley is such a calm, cool and delightful guy, isn't he? So happy he was such a perfect match for your needs. We LOVE giving couples their choice of officiant for just this reason! Thanks for sharing your kind words with us!
We chose Journeys of the Heart and are so happy that we did! After looking through profiles, my husband and I decided we would like to meet Bob Pileggi and learn more about him to see if he would be a good fit with us. My husband and I felt very comfortable talking with Bob and he seemed really interested in us and in helping us create our ideal wedding! Bob helped us create a beautiful ceremony that included personal readings, a rose ceremony, as well as many more personal touches. After our wedding, my husband and I received numerous compliments telling us how beautiful our wedding ceremony was. Many people even thought Bob was a good friend of my husband and l. Bob really showed an interest in us and being part of our story and are so happy we found him! He was always available through email or on the phone! Would definitely recommend Bob as well as this company to other couples looking for a unique and personalized ceremony.
Bob is such an extraordinary officiant - he has a gift with words, a gentle spirit and a hugely kind heart. We are so happy you were thrilled and took the time to share your joy with us! Best wishes for a wonderful married life!