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My wife Nikki and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Father Stephen. He took the time to discuss the kind of ceremony we desired, provided examples of previous ceremonies he officiated as a guide for us to design our own, and executed the ceremony in a flawless manner. In addition, he was willing to travel to our destination at Ravenwood Castle. I would definately recommend him for anyone interested in an officiant for their ceremony!
We meet Father Stephen and discussed our marriage ideas. We liked the get to know you time with him and felt very comfortable immediately. Our customized ceremony was performed in our home by Father Stephen and this made our wedding very memorable and romantic. We proceeded to a Champagne toast and served our wedding cake. Our family then went out for an amazing celebration dinner. Many people say they want to keep it simple and this is definitely the way to be wedded and start married bliss!
Father Stephen did an outstanding job with our wedding. Communication prior to the wedding was quick and concise. He prepares you for the rehearsal and during the rehearsal did an excellent job taking command and helping configure the plans for the ceremony. The day of the ceremony we decided to change having our grandmothers walk down the aisle. Father Stephen had no issues with the last minute adjustments and did an outstanding job making everyone laugh during the ceremony and make it special. He did everything we asked him to do and we thank him for his professionalism. We would recommend father Stephen to anyone. Thanks Father Stephen!!
Rev. Melanie was the perfect fit as an officiant for our ceremony. She added a little bit of humor to the ceremony while still keeping it special and memorable. We received numerous compliments about how Rev. Melanie did throughout the rest of our wedding night. We are so happy we were able to have her as our officiant.
Fr. Stephen Ayotte was amazing. He was funny and light hearted but yet kept the seriousness of the event in tact. We had several comments from people telling us how much they enjoyed the priest and the service. We can not say enough good things, he was fantastic.
Father Stephen could not have helped us more to achieve a wedding that was both spiritual and personalised. He turned our marriage from a process into a celebration that reflected our tastes and included our friends and families. We have already recommended him to other friends, and will continue to do so as he was so important in us having the best possible day we could.
My favorite part of our wedding day was by far our ceremony. As soon as we met Reverend Melanie, we KNEW we had met our Officiant! She helped us customize everything from the opening lines to the closing announcement...because of this, the ceremony was 100% completely US. She was willing to incorporate any/all traditions, suggestions, etc. we requested and provided some VERY helpful ideas!! We received a bunch of compliments on our ceremony! While she kept the process lighthearted, fun and joyful, she was also extremely prompt and available for anything we needed. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an entertaining, upbeat Officiant!
Fr. Stephen and his family are amazing. They worked with me for over 5 months just over the phone and email. I never met him in person until I walked down the aisle.
I interviewed a few different officiants and know one worked for my husband and I until I spoke to Fr. Stephen.
I felt like I had been going to church there all my life.
We showed up no more then 10 minutes late and Fr. Stephens wife wasn't afrade to let us know.
Our wedding was fantistic. Fr. Stephen kept my groom calm while he was waiting on us to show up. He kept calm while my 16 month old cried during the ceremony.
He said a blessing for our children. The ceremony was small but I felt very special.
As we left he told mu husband and I he will be performing our vow renewel in 25 years on a sunny beach.
Father Stephen did a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. He made my husband and I feel very comfortable, warm and welcome at all times. He had total control of the ceremony and took a lot of stress and pressure from Rob and I. At times during the ceremony, we could count of Father to break the tension and add a funny line or two, at the perfect timing. The best part about our wedding ceremony was that we got to pick what we wanted done and when. Everything was the way WE wanted it and Father was more then happy to work with us.
Thanks for everything Fr. Stephen!
Rob & Gina Heiser
Father Stephen was great! We are continually getting comments from our guests talking about how funny and personable he was. He was a perfect match for what we wanted. We wanted a catholic service that follow the rituals but also was entertaining for our guests. Our guests LOVED Father Stephen. He was excellent with his officiating and logistical aspects for the rehearsal. Communication with him was always easy and we never had to wait a full day for a response. He is such a warm and caring person and truly has a passion for what he does. Thank you so much Father Stephen. We look forward to keeping in touch with you. Andrea & Anthony Horning
Rev. Melanie was amazing. She allowed us to customize our ceremony to our personalities and even reminded us to breath when we got teary! She is easy to work with and prompt with communication. We honestly could not be happier with her.
We really enjoyed having Fr. Stephen officiate our wedding! He was pleasant to work with and made our wedding ceremony very special. He took the time to understand our religious background and was open to performing the ceremony exactly as we wanted it. I would recommend him to anyone, particuarly couples trying to have a personalized or untraditional wedding ceremony.
Father Stephen was amazing! He met with us for a 30 minute meeting to decide if we would be using him to preform our wedding ceremony, an hour and a half later we had already decided he was for us! He was easy to talk to and made us so comfortable, also he was so prompt with emails back and so professional! I can't say enough great things about him and his church! Please if you are looking for a pastor, father etc. He is perfect!
Fr.Stephen was our officiant. He was professional, accommodating, low maintenance and his sense of humor made for an enjoyable rehearsal and ceremony.
Rev. Melanie did an amazing job. We had no worries after we met her, we both loved her and knew we made the best choice. She is very down to earth, kind, patient, helpful, funny, etc. Everybody at the wedding loved her too!! Recommendations I gave Melanie is to never lose her sense of humor. We loved that she could joke around and make everyone laugh. Everyone was inquiring about her at the reception!
Since we counted on Wedding wire's reviews so much for planning our wedding, we made a point to write reviews to help others out. And Rev. Melanie's reviews don't lie, she is EXCELLENT! She sent us so many different types of ceremonies to look over, we picked them apart, and added some of our own stuff to make our own ceremony. Rev. Melanie responded quickly and was able to provide good advice and suggestions. She gave us homework the weekend of our wedding to take time for just the two of us, which was very relaxing and enjoyable. The day of the wedding she came back to check on us and was very calming. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for everything and being the best we could ever wish for!
Stephen was so great to work with! He was our officiant for our Feb 20 wedding at the Columbus Athenaeum. He is so funny and all our guests really liked him. He was a pleasure to work with and let us dictate how we wanted our ceremony to flow. He is very professional but added a fun & light-hearted element to our ceremony. I highly recommend Stephen!!