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We had an uninvited guest, Hurricane Dolores that decided to pop into our outdoor wedding at Marina Village. Pastor Bill was a calm and very great presence as we were obviously scrambling with the ceremony moving inside from out. He nailed the ceremony and as both me and the Bride had our most amazing day of our lives he was able to make key changes as we were at times a bit off our game with vows and such due to the pressure of the weather situation. It went off without a noticeable hitch to our guests and we had such an amazing experience with him as our spiritual and worldly guide to matrimony. Thank you thank you thank you for being there and everything you did to make our day that much better!
Bill was such an important part of our journey. He met with us on multiple occasions to get to know us and our story. The ceremony was such a touching and personal weaving together of our unique love story, personalities, and dreams for our lives. Many guests shared how meaningful the ceremony felt, and how many emotions it brought out. Bill did a beautiful job and made our day so special.
Bill did our couples mentoring for us and was our pastor for our big day!! He is the best!! He made our day an even more memorable day. Couldn't have asked for better person to be there before us & God while I marry my best friend. Thank u again Bill for an amazing ceremony!!!
Me and Paolo found Pastor Bill through wedding wire, at first I was a bit hesitant to contact him, I was just intimidated by the fact that I will be talking to a pastor whom we've never met before. But after talking to him over the phone and exchanging emails, specially after we met him and talked to him in person, he made us feel at ease. He is very passionate on what he do, he is very much interested, and a genuine person. We would also recommend to take part on his relationship coaching materials, it help us see our weakness, which we didn't know we have. On the day of our wedding, he made time to meet and mingle with our family members. Everyone love how he ran our ceremony, his words are heartfelt. He is such a blessing to me and Paolo.
Pastor Bill was an invaluable resource in both preparing and officiating our wedding.
We underwent a cross-country move from Washington, DC to Arizona in the middle of our wedding planning and despite living in San Diego, Pastor Bill was flexible and understanding every step of the way. Despite not meeting face-to-face a couple days prior to the ceremony, our weekly Skype calls prior had us well acquainted in time for our big day. His pre-marriage counseling was invaluable and he used those sessions to weave facts and observations about us seamlessly into his sermon beautifully.
Not only we were we thrilled with his work, he impressed everyone who attended our wedding too!
Spoken quite simply Pastor Bill should be at the top of your list when considering who will officiate your ceremony. In the chaos of planning out our wedding. two months before the ceremony we realized that we forgot one of the most important pieces. Who was going to marry us? After searching the entirety of weddingwire.com we began corresponding with a few officiants, but was far and away impressed by Pastor Bill's approach and ease in conversing. After we made our choice we began getting to know one another. and after only one meeting and a few correspondence it was like we had known each other forever.
We didn't have a coordinator and hadn't planned a wedding ceremony before, but at the rehearsal we followed his lead and felt confident that we could pull off the perfect ceremony the next day. That confidence was not misplaced as the day went off without a hitch. He kept the ceremony light and joyous.
Afterwards everyone we spoke to at the ceremony could not stop giving us compliments as to how he lead the ceremony and added so much to our perfect day. Even weeks later we are still getting compliments about the job he did in making our special day all the more special.
From this day forward when we speak to anyone looking for an officiant we will always recommend Pastor BIll.
We live in Seattle and our wedding was in San Marcos, Ca so we looked on Wedding Wire to find a Pastor who was professional, genuine, and not cheesy! We found Pastor Bill through all the great reviews and he was exactly what we were looking for! We contacted him and he responded quickly. Since we live in Seattle, we didn't have a chance to meet him until our rehearsal but we did speak on the phone a few times. We talked about us, our relationship, and he sent us a packet of personal questions we had to fill out individually. Not going to lie, we were nervous having a Pastor marry us that didn't know us or had ever met us, but Pastor Bill did an incredible job! He came to the rehearsal and it totally made us feel at ease! He came early on our wedding day and had a chat with us and even mingled with our family and wedding party. He did an outstanding job at our ceremony! He was heartfelt, genuine and it felt like he had known us for a long time! So many people came up to us after the wedding and commented on how lovely the ceremony was and how great Pastor Bill was. I would definitely recommend Pastor Bill to anyone getting married!
Wow - what can I say. Always a bit of a risk hiring in a Pastor who you have never met before to get your 81 year Mom married but Pastor Bill was the most charming minister, who immediately put everyone at ease and provided a really intimate and wonderful service. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Pastor Bill is a lifesaver! He stepped in at the last minute for us, when our planned officiant had a medical emergency. We literally met Bill on Thursday, he came to our rehearsal on Friday, and married us on Saturday.
In a very short time, he was able to gather information about us and put together a beautiful ceremony that was personalized to who we are. I received many comments throughout the night of how lovely the ceremony was and how engaging Pastor Bill is as a speaker. Because he included so many personal thoughts about our relationship, he fooled everyone into thinking that we've known him a long time as a couple.
All in all, our ceremony was seamless and we are so grateful to Pastor Bill for stepping in and giving us a genuine, personalized ceremony with only a couple days of preparation.
Pastor Bill Yaccino was absolutely wonderful, my husband and I would recommend him to anyone if they are in need of a wedding officiant! We both loved everything he said during our ceremony, it was the perfect mix of religious, personal, meaningful, and funny, we wouldn't change a thing! We also had so many compliments throughout the night about Pastor Bill, everyone else thought he was great too!
Pastor Bill is great. I'm happy we went with him for our wedding ceremony. He did a lovely job. I highly recommend him. He is very easy to talk to and a very nice guy.
Pastor Bill did an amazing job with our wedding. He was kind and open minded to our special requests. We aren't very religious and were hesitant at first meeting with Bill but he was polite and accommodating. Everyone keeps telling us how nice of ceremony we had and an amazing job Bill did. He went above and beyond. He kept in contact with us up to the moment we said our vows. He was on time (early) for the ceremony, talked to us before the ceremony, and followed up with us after. Would definitely use him again for a vow renewal.
When we first met Pastor Bill Yaccino a year ago, it was such a pleasant surprise how comfortable he made us feel and how genuinely interested in how we met, what our interests were, all about us, and more. Obviously, this is a given for any Officiant in this type of profession, however it was a completely different feeling for us with Pastor Bill in regards to us knowing in our hearts that he really cared and was excited to play such a significant role in our wedding ceremony. He asked in depth questions of both of us, to get to know us personally, not only so that he could construct the perfect script for our big day, but also because it is important to him to advise all couples about marriage success. We would highly recommend you check out the couples check up, we found it extremely helpful and insightful. We also were impressed that thoughout the year, Pastor Bill would check in with us, wish us happy holidays, and let us know he was praying for us. It was so sweet and refreshing that even though our event was months away, he still took the time to check in on us. We decided to to have our ceremony geared towards a more traditional, Christian style. Our approach when planning the ceremony was to have a good mix of serious, humourous, and religious. Pastor Bill did the perfect balance of this, I was blown away at the altar with how it came to life, how tailored and unique it was for us. Not too much or too little of anything, it really did cater to, and was respectful of all different types of beliefs and backgrounds, which was across the board for our family and friends attending. We received numerous compliments from our guests on how touching and memorable it was. We had even debated writing our own vows, however with the verbiage that Pastor bill drafted, we thought this is perfect, this is exactly how we feel, and we couldn’t say it any better. We are both so thankful and honored that Pastor Bill was our Officiant, hands down, the best decision for us!
Pastor Bill Yaccino did a great job as our wedding officiant!
We were initially thinking about having a family friend officiate our wedding, but I am so glad that we went with Bill instead. When you hire Bill, you're not just hiring an officiant -- you're also hiring someone who will talk to you and craft a memorable ceremony, tailor-made for you and your families.
Many people told us after the wedding that the ceremony was very touching and felt very warm and natural, and we can owe a lot of that to Bill! He was able to take our personal stories and readings that we liked, and weave them into an overall message of faith and love. He had "just the right amount" of sermon for us -- enough calling to scripture and prayer for our Catholic families, but not SO much that it would alienate our atheist/agnostic friends.
Most of all, I really appreciated how reliable & flexible he was. Even with a lot of people running around and us changing our minds about the ceremony *mere hours* before it began, he took it all in stride and gave us a polished ceremony. Highly recommended!
Pastor Bill was AWESOME. The ceremony started off on the right foot with Bill and his kind words which were very moving. The entire ceremony was very memorable and it was like he knew us for years. Bill made our wonderful day even more memorable than we anticipated. He calmed our nerves while on the altar and brought a great start to our joyous day.
KWW & BMW
As a wedding coordinator, I have had the absolute privilege to work with Pastor Bill Yaccino on a couple of weddings - one of which, I was the one who referred him to my client because he is so fantastic. I will continue to refer him out to anyone I know who is looking for a great officiate. Pastor Bill is professional, SUPER friendly, SUPER helpful, very laid-back, and he has a way of really bringing the LOVE out in wedding ceremonies - and making it shine. He's also very funny in all the right moments, and serious when he needs to be. He will bring every element to the table that you will need to make your wedding day one you and your guests will not forget. It was a joy to work with him, and I look forward to more opportunities to do so!