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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.

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For over ten years, 1st Officiant has been dedicated to making each couple鈥檚 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鈥檚 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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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Karli K. Married on 10/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded Our Expectations

Kyle Allen did a phenomenal job performing our ceremony. We had multiple meetings prior to our wedding day which made me and my husband feel much more relaxed about the process. He personalizes everything and creates a ceremony that is truly just for you and your spouse. I received countless compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how unique it was because of how customized it was. We can鈥檛 thank Kyle enough for being a part of our special day!
Lynn S. Married on 12/06/2019
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Flexible and accomodating

Kyle did a wonderful job explaining the process and was very upbeat and professional. We ran into traffic so were a little late getting there but everything went great. We got our license back from the county just 2 weeks later.
Elizabeth Married on 07/13/2019
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Matt was the most amazing officiant. He helped us to custom create our ceremony, and everyone that attended said that was the most genuine ceremony they had ever seen. It celebrated our love, and Matt helped us put that into words. He is incredibly professional, and he led our rehearsal and ceremony with grace. He is the kind of person that once you meet, you know that no one else would be better to help you create a personalized, beautiful ceremony. I would recommend him for your ceremony, as he is eloquent, friendly, and cares about your vision and your success as a couple.
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The Ashley Castle The Ashley Castle Banquet Halls

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!

Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

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!

A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations Wedding Planners

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

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