Phoenix-based but servicing Arizona statewide, 1st Officiant specializes in officiating fully customized wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Ordained minister Matt Nathanson and officiant Kyle Allen are passionate about crafting wholly original, unique ceremonies catered to your personality and style that you and your guests will never forget.
For over ten years, 1st Officiant has been dedicated to making each couple’s wedding ceremony a fun, memorable, and stress-free experience. Its team offers unlimited pre-wedding support and counseling, and will take care of signing and filing your wedding license. 1st Officiant will even help ghostwrite your best man and maid of honor’s speeches! Matt and Kyle are happy to accommodate every couple's needs, whether you require their services for a wedding ceremony, rehearsal, vow renewal, or an elopement.
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Sarah · Married on 10/20/2018
Matt MADE our ceremony & wedding!
The reviews about Matt & First Officiant really don't do him the justice that he deserves. He was phenomenal - hands down, no questions asked.
Every one of our guests made a point of telling us that our ceremony & Matt were by far the best and most fun that they have ever been witness to. It was fun, upbeat, and got the audience involved! He brought so much energy and enthusiasm to our ceremony and helped kick off the celebration that we had planned.
To say that Matt is detail-oriented and thorough is an understatement! His goal of getting to know the couple personally and their story like the back of his hand are the reason why his ceremonies are so special. He listens to the couple and ensures that what he says is what they want - whether it is super traditional, or full of humor and sarcasm like ours! His process of tailoring the ceremony to what we want, with the content that we want, gave us the unique wedding we envisioned and there is nothing cookie-cutter about Matt's ceremonies.
Matt was one of the best investments that we made for our wedding, and we have so many amazing memories thanks to him.
Thank you so much, Matt, we truly appreciate what you did to make our ceremony amazing!
Jentrie · Married on 10/14/2018
So many compliments!!
We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! Matt made our ceremony so personal. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests! They thought that he knew us because the ceremony was so amazing and personal to our story! He is a bit more pricey when compared to other officiants but 100% worth it! I’m so glad we chose him to officiate our wedding.
Nicole · Married on 07/14/2018
Matt was OUTSTANDING!!! From the first meeting down to the details of my husband's and my life and how we met, it was perfect. He really made our ceremony so personal just about us and our love. I love how he incorporated our families and loved ones in the ceremony as well, it was a great touch. I even asked if he would participate by pouring the final crystals from my sand ceremony and he was more than willing to be part of that special moment. The ceremony he prepared for us was captivating, funny and so loving. That was the major compliment we got from our guests; that he was funny, genuine and that they have never seen a ceremony so loving. If you want a customized wedding ceremony Matt is definitely the man you want to be your officiant. I can't say thank you enough for giving us the ceremony of our dreams!
Matt is our favorite wedding officiant. He is a "one of a kind", easy going, personable and top notch professional. He meets with his clients and gets to know them on a personal level and carries that personal touch to the alter and through the ceremony. The Ashley Castle staff highly recommends Matt to officiate your special wedding ceremony!
I had the opportunity to meet Matt over 6 years ago before I started my company. His passion for serving couples with a heart felt and unique ceremony makes him one of my very favorite officiants. Our team has had multiple opportunities to work with Matt over the years, and every ceremony leaves us speechless. He has a way of connecting with couples and making them feel incredibly special leading up to their wedding and especially on their wedding day. We would HIGHLY recommend Matt!
Every time one of my clients use Matt, they absolutely rave about him and how fantastic he is. He is professional, easy to work with and makes each ceremony so personal to each couple. I highly recommend 1st Officant