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Mark was a great officiant for our wedding! I originally grew up Catholic and my husband has no specific faith, so we wanted a wedding that would fit us! He was so friendly and funny, my entire family loved him! He communicated regularly with me prior to the wedding and we were able to meet face-to-face to plan everything in advance! My husband and I randomly found him, but I would highly recommend him to any one! We we're so happy to have him be a part of our special day!
Tim and Jan were fantastic to work with. They were completely open to our ideas and our ceremony was exactly how we'd imagined. They were always on time and kept everyone on track at the rehearsal. Jan was a HUGE help getting everything organized the day of our wedding too. She helped organize our bridal party for the ceremony, worked with the DJ to make sure everyone entered at the correct time, and even made sure our personal items were in a safe place during all of the chaos.
We recommend Simple to Elegant Weddings without a doubt!
Laura Phillips was our officiant and she was amazing! From our first meeting, she was welcoming and really listened to our wants/needs for our ceremony. She was able to incorporate a ring warming ceremony and other small details that really made our ceremony special. We had so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful it was!
I would highly recommend Mark. He made sure our day was special. We wanted something other than a unity candle or sand ceremony. He recommended a wine box ceremony. It was just what we were looking for. He made sure to go through every detail, just to make sure it was how we wanted our ceremony to go.
He loves what he does and he is interested in your relationship; who you are as a couple and individuals. He genuinely cares for you and cares enough to make sure your marrying for good reasons. His speech during our ceremony fit us perfectly. That shows right there he listens, pay attention and cares. Love that it didn't feel like a cookie cutter type wedding, it was made for us. Thank you Tim.
Rev, Kristin Dow did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Her price of $200 included a consultation, attending rehearsal, and the wedding day. We chose not to write our own vows so she provided us with a great selection of "mix and match" choices for each part of the ceremony. She brought it all together seamlessly during the ceremony. She orchestrated the rehearsal and did a great job. The next day for the wedding she arrived right on time. I highly recommend Rev. Kristin Dow.
Since we are not part of a church it was difficult for us to find traditional vows we wanted for our ceremony. Mark provided us with samples to use and even helped us decide what various versions fit our goals. This was very important to us as the internet was absolutely no help. Mark also did a great job on the day of the ceremony. He did exactly what we wanted and was very prompt and attentive.
Mark served as our officiant and was great to work with! He was responsive, flexible, and had suggestions when we needed some help picking a reading. The ceremony went very smoothly and we had several guests comment that they really enjoyed the Mark and the service.
Rev. Mark Willis was the officiant for our wedding ceremony. We were very happy with his services. Before the ceremony, he was very responsive and helpful while coming up with our ceremony. We wanted something secular and and he worked with us to make it perfect. The day off the ceremony, his delivery was perfect. He kept it quick and light... just as we wanted!
Mark was amazing he provided the best ceremony vowels that fit us. His personality was fun and out going, which makes a serious moment relaxing.
Would definitely recommend him!
Tim and his wife Jan were so laid back and easy to talk to, they not only made the ceremony easy to plan but they also offerred to help with coordination on the wedding day. They were the only vendor we had that I didnt have to stress about, Reverand Brooks did a great job during the ceremony and personalized it to fit me and my new husband. They also had a very reasonable price for their services. They are not just out to read prewritten words and take your money like alot of other officiants I had checked out , Tim and Jan put in so much work and effort to personalize everything for our wedding and the rehearsal, I love these people. I would recommend him to other newlyweds to be.
We hired Tim to officiate at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted him to say during the ceremony. Our initial meeting was about 45 min and then we met a second time about 6 weeks before the wedding to finalize last minute details. Our wedding was very small so we decided to skip a rehearsal. Even without the rehearsal everything went very smoothly. Jan helped coordinated the ceremony which helped immensely. Jan also helped bustle my dress and she was kind enough to help my maid of honor with a stain in her dress. Tim and Jan truly make a great team and we feel blessed to have found such wonderful people to be a part of our special day.
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and Melissa played a big role in making it so memorable for us, our family, and friends. Melissa was very personable, funny, and professional, keeping everything flowing smoothly. Before the wedding, she was there for us every step of the way with examples of ceremony ideas. We had no clue what we were doing or what we wanted, so that really helped and it made it feel very customized and personal.
I am still hearing from family and friends saying things like, "that was the best wedding ceremony I've ever been to." and "I've never been to a ceremony as beautiful and romantic as that."
Thank you so much Melissa for sharing your time, talent, and passion with us to make our wedding day so special!
Mark Willis was our Pastor officiating over the wedding. I cannot think of a single thing that he could have done better. He worked with us from the beginning of our planning, meeting with us, counseling us on the positives and negatives of marriage and what to expect; he was very helpful planning the event, providing us with several choices of ceremonies from which to choose, arranging for the organist, custodian, and sound person. Mark was very prompt and flexible with changes we made and was very good at directing the practice the night before as well as the wedding ceremony on our big day. His message was great, he added humor as appropriate, yet was very serious with the sanctity of marriage. Mark is GREAT!!!
Francis & I were so happy to have Mark Willis perform our wedding ceremony. We gave him more than he requested as an additional thank you! He is very professional;makes you feel comfortable in what could be a stressful event and a fun person to be around. I would highly recommend him for weddings, funerals, any event needing his profession.
We love him as our Pastor at Merriam Christian Church.
We hired Reverend Tim for our wedding in the Kansas City area in the summer of 2015. We were consistently astonished by his professionalism, knowledge, easy-going personality, and passion for what he does. It was easily one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning.
Before accepting a dime from us, Rev. Tim met with us in person so we could get to know him. He wants to make certain that the couples he works with are comfortable with him before setting on a final choice. We particularly loved his flexibility - he excels at making the ceremony "your way". He came prepared with upwards of 10 sample wedding scripts and encouraged us to pick and choose our favorite parts of each. We took our favorites and customized some bits, and Rev. Tim incorporated the changes perfectly. He even made great suggestions along the way that came from his years of experience running beautiful wedding ceremonies. Nothing fell through the cracks - he remembered changes and details we talked about months before the big day.
You will have so much on your plate on the day of the ceremony. Rev. Tim eliminates a big stressor by taking charge of the ceremony itself. His wife even came at no additional expense to both our rehearsal and our wedding to serve as a coordinator. They worked with our venue to make sure the ceremony flowed beautifully. We got to pick how we wanted things to go, and they simply made it happen. The bride and groom need only show up and enjoy the day!
The ceremony itself was beautiful and incorporated everything we had talked about with Rev. Tim. The man is simply a professional - he knows when to take charge of the room and when to step into the background. He was punctual, excellent with communication, friendly, and just a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Rev. Tim to all our friends and family with no reservations.
Thank you Reverend Tim!