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I found One Heart Ceremonies after a friend of ours backed out of performing our wedding 2 months before the wedding. I emailed OHC and Mark immediately responded. I gave him the date and time of our wedding and we went from there. Upon meeting with Mark my husband and I knew he was perfect for our wedding. We told Mark what we wanted and he delivered. On our wedding day, 11-21-15, Mark told our love story to our friends and family effortlessly. It's like he's known us forever. Mark was wonderful to work with. He's patient, kind, and funny! It's been a week since the wedding and my guests are still raving about him. Thank you Mark for making our day oh so special. I highly recommend Mark and One heart ceremonies to any couple that's looking for someone to tell their love story.
Mark Giller created a very heartfelt and personal wedding ceremony for my fiance and me. Neither of us is particularly religious, but we wanted our ceremony to be spiritual and meaningful to us nonetheless. Mark was able to capture all of that and more.
The ceremony he crafted for us perfectly reflected our love for each other and who we are as a couple and as individuals. It was obvious he put a lot of time and thought into picking just the right words and making us feel comfortable and happy.
The ceremony was touching and simple, moments of laughter and strong emotion...everything we wanted. Our guests complimented us throughout the reception about how moved they were by the ceremony and how wonderful Mark was as officiant.
Working with Mark was a true pleasure and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a great officiant.
Thanks to Norma our wedding day was smooth, beautiful and special not just because I was married to my best friend and the sweetest person in this world. Norma made it even more magical. Before we met her we were lost. Did not know what to do, what to expect or what will happen. After we met her and had a chance to get to know her, we instantly felt relieved and everything fell into it's place.
We are very grateful for her knowledge and willingness to make our ceremony personal and meaningful.
Thank you Norma!
Finding One Heart was the best thing to happen for our ceremony. Norma was kind and welcoming from the moment we first spoke which was such a huge relief because we were both very nervous and didn't know what to expect. She took the time to get to know us and she was very accommodating to our schedules. She offered wonderful advice and gave an awesome suggestion on how we could include a blessing for our children. When we had the final review we were completely blown away at just how perfect of a ceremony she had created for us. Our favorite part of having Norma officiate was the moment she had us huddle together with her, right before the ceremony began so we could recollect ourselves, what a comfort that was. Our only regret was that it ended so soon. Norma took our special moment and made it even greater with her beautiful words, choice of poems and professionalism. We will always recommend One Heart Personalized Ceremonies to any and all. Thank you Norma, we will cherish you and our moment forever!
Mark is a Master of his Craft!
Seriously, look no further. Working with Mark was a dream and we cannot recommend him enough!
My husband and I had a relatively small NYC wedding. Coming from large families, this was very challenging (every single invite required a lot of thought to land at 110 people), but we really wanted our wedding to feel intimate. It was a huge success and we owe that in large part to Mark, who set the stage with a beautiful ceremony that was personal to us, engaged our guests, and honored extra special people like our parents, siblings, and bridal party.
Mark was highly recommended by our venue, the Gramercy Park Hotel. We had spoken to a few officiants throughout the process, but we asked Mark to be a part of our day within hours of speaking with him. We first spoke over the phone, then exchanged emails during a questionnaire process (to help him get to know us), then met in person at a beautiful NYC hotel a few weeks before the big day. By the wedding day, we were so comfortable with Mark and felt like we had known him for 100 years.
Mark maintained a perfect balance when crafting our ceremony: he took into account all of our preferences and wishes (the general vibe we were going for, ceremony length, amount of religious references), while still adding his own touch. He kept a few parts secret so that there was an element of surprise for us on the big day. The questionnaire information was so tastefully incorporated that you would have never known we had only met him a few months prior. On top of all of this, Mark was extremely down to earth. We look forward to keeping in touch!
Before meeting with Norma my husband and I knew we wanted a simple yet
meaningful ceremony. After meeting Norma at her home we knew she was
the perfect and only officiant for us. She asked us many questions and
was sincerely interested in getting to know who we are, what was
important to us and the values and messages we wanted our ceremony to
Throughout the entire process Norma made us feel not only involved but
that our personalities would shine though during the wedding. On our
wedding day, we couldn't have asked for a more memorable, heartfelt
ceremony. Norma was professional, kind and charming. Our guests raved
about how beautiful and entertaining the wedding was and about how
well it encompassed us as a couple.
We were so fortunate to have discovered One Heart Ceremonies and met
Norma. She truly is the best at what she does.
Steve and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Reverend Mark. Rev. Mark was not supposed to be our Officiant, the Officiant that we had been working with leading up to the Wedding had a family emergency two weeks before the wedding date and needed to find a replacement. He put us in touch with Reverend Mark and from the minute he did so, Rev. Mark stepped in and was amazing. Reverend Mark immediately wanted to take the time to get to know us prior to the ceremony. Our schedules were crazy leading up to the wedding so Rev. Mark made himself available to come to our apartment at 9pm on a Weeknight to spend time with us. His calm demeanor and genuine approach immediately put us at ease and we were excited that he would be performing our ceremony on our big day.
Reverend Mark did an excellent job delivering our ceremony and it was evident that he spent the time to get to know us by including small pieces of information that he learned from out prior meetings. He truly made it a personal ceremony as if he had known us for years. We had multiple people let us know how beautiful the ceremony was and that is a testament to Rev. Mark. We highly recommend Reverend Mark!
When I first spoke with Norma over the phone, I knew that she would be the PERFECT officiant for us. We wanted a "short and sweet" non-denominational ceremony, that spoke to us as a couple, and Norma did perfectly. After speaking with her a while on the phone, we set up an in-person meeting and spent more than an hour chatting with her while she got to know us better. We also Skyped with her as the day got closer to go over all of the details and allowed us to change anything we didn't like. Norma really made our ceremony personal, and included anecdotes about our relationship, hobbies, and interests. We would strongly recommend One Heart Personalized Ceremonies - they are indeed personal, and made our ceremony beautiful.
Norma was a truly wonderful officiant and a pleasure to work with. From the moment we met her she was warm, welcoming and personable to us, and that translated into every aspect of the work she did with us. She wrote us a beautiful and personal ceremony based on her detailed interview with us and had a ton of really great ideas. On the day of the wedding she was prompt, organized, and prepared. She, and the ceremony itself, got rave reviews from everyone at the wedding; there were so many personal touches and the pacing was perfect. Everything felt unique, special, and completely true to ourselves. I cannot say enough good things about Norma and I'd recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone. If you're looking for someone to make your ceremony a true testament to you and your partner's personalities, Norma is the one.
Mark did a amazing job with my ceremony. My wife and I were planning everything for our wedding and it came time to find an officiant and we were not sure what to do. Mark was referred to us and after the first Skype meeting we had with him we knew we found our officiant. Mark did an incredible job of incorporating everything we wanted in our ceremony. Our ceremony had a perfect mix of religion, laughter, and love. The greatest compliment I can give Mark is that all of our guests loved his ceremony and had great things to say about him. I can't imagine having had anyone else perform our ceremony. Thanks to Mark we started off our marriage on the right foot and I couldn't be happier about it. Thank you Mark.
My husband and I wanted a simple wedding, the less fuss the better. The one thing important to us both was a meaningful ceremony -- Norma created a ceremony that so beautifully expressed our love, it made any of the fuss involved with wedding day preparation 100% worth it.
We first met with Norma in her tranquil home office where she got to know us better as a couple. Within minutes, I felt very comfortable as if I had known her for years. She was sensitive and someone you can trust completely with discussions about marriage, family, and other personal details.
In addition to being an incredibly caring and warm person, Norma is extremely organized and professional. She helped us think through details of our wedding day and ceremony that we otherwise may have forgotten to consider.
She gave us each a written assignment to complete separately from one another. It was comprehensive and gave us both an opportunity to reflect on our relationship, our values and all of the reasons why we wanted to be married. Norma then wove what we had written into a tailor-made ceremony. Her finished work brought tears to my eyes when we reviewed it together a few weeks before our wedding day.
On the day itself, Norma's calm and loving presence guided us through the various rituals she included in our ceremony. She helped to create an incredibly special day that we will treasure forever. I still get emotional when I think about it.
Norma has a truly special talent in helping couples create a wedding ceremony that invokes their deep love for one another. And she does it all with humor and grace.
Once all the scheduling, to-do lists, and stress that comes along with wedding planning is complete, you realize the ceremony is the only thing that really matters. If a meaningful ceremony is your priority, Norma at One Heart is the perfect choice.
Kathleen and Joe - warm congratulations to you and your families and many thanks for your kind words. What a joy to celebrate with you and yours!
While planning our wedding weekend the most important component to us was our ceremony. We struggled for some time to find the right person to marry us. We had an idea of what we wanted our ceremony to look like but our vision was very uncommon and we were not sure if anyone would be able to help us manifest that vision into reality. But then we met Norma. Upon getting the first email from her I knew we were onto something just from the warmth and welcoming tone of her written words. Prior to formally hiring her, she scheduled a meeting so we could all make sure we were comfortable working together. We gathered for coffee and began to share our hopes and dreams for our ceremony. Norma spent a lot of time asking us questions that helped her get to know us and help us bring our vision to light. We knew immediately that Norma was the right person for us because within minutes of speaking to her we felt comfortable. She was open, genuinely interested, and totally nonjudgmental despite our desire to have an unconventional ceremony in front of family and friends who are mostly used to more common religious ceremonies. Walking into the meeting we were nervous about this but Norma embraced our ideas and made us feel confident and excited to share our ceremony with our loved ones. Norma worked closely with us during the remaining months consistently checking in with us and making sure we were happy with her development of the ceremony. Our wedding day ceremony was extremely successful and special. Norma did a fantastic job incorporating our personalities, hopes, dreams, interests, and focus into our ceremony. It was emotional and touching, yet lighthearted and fun. We have gotten a ton of feedback from family and friends telling us that the ceremony was their favorite part of our whole wedding weekend, as it was ours as well. Many people noted how unique it was and that the expression of our love was felt by all. We strongly recommend One Heart Personalized Ceremonies.
Mark was a great officiant for our wedding ceremony! He was very professional and compassionate and really tailored the ceremony to us which made it extra special. We received compliments from our guests saying that they felt it was the most intimate and romantic ceremony they has ever been to, and we owe that to Mark! Thanks so much!
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Norma created the perfect choice of words that not only highlighted us as a couple, but also inspired others. She is very easy to work with & flexible (I planned an out-of-state wedding). Norma is smart, kind-hearted and receptive. She truly cares about her couples as she guides them through her wisdom & faith. If my husband and I decide to renew our vows in the future, we would want Norma to officiate us once again :)
Before we met with Norma my husband and I weren't sure what to expect. She immediately made us feel welcome with her warm and inviting personality, and we felt as if we had known her for years. She came up with a wonderful ceremony outline that was a perfect blend of old and new traditions, and one we knew would not only make us happy, but our families as well. When Norma read us our ceremony for the first time we were both blown away with how she was able to articulate our relationship and what we hoped for in our marriage and lives together so eloquently. We were so lucky to find One Heart Ceremonies and Norma, who made our ceremony so special. Thank You, Norma!
Mark was our officiant for our June 13, 2015 wedding and he did an excellent job. We planned our wedding from almost 2000 miles away in Texas so it was a challenge to choose an officiant from that far away. When we met Mark it was clear he was our guy. He wanted to know more about us and took the time to learn about my fiancé and my story, how we met, and what makes us want to share our lives together. He coordinated our day with the expertise of seasoned professional, working with our catering director to make sure everyone knew the order of events and where they needed to be before, during, and after the ceremony. He did an excellent job with our ceremony, alternating humor with more serious tones, perfectly matching our personality as a couple. Many family and friends commented afterward on how well he did in bringing them into our love story. Thank you Mark for making our wedding day so special!