A Unique Wedding by Darlene is a wedding officiant based out of Portland, Connecticut. Darlene has more than 34 years of experience and specializes in providing you with a unique ceremony that is delivered with flair. Whether you want something traditional or a ceremony that is completely out of the box, she will create an incredible ceremony tailored just for you, resulting in an experience you and your guests will remember forever.
From single-religion, non-religious, or civil-union ceremonies to vow renewals, A Unique Wedding by Darlene will craft a beautiful ceremony full of emotion and love that will make you day all the more special. Her ceremonies typically last less than 30 minutes, and she welcomes a range of faiths, including agnostic, Baptist, Lutheran, non-denominational, and Unitarian.
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Kristen Misset · Married on 07/19/2019
Darlene is amazing!
My husband and I knew that finding the perfect officiant for our wedding would be a daunting task, but as soon as we met Darlene we knew she was the perfect choice! Darlene was professional, helpful, easy-going, and very passionate about what she does. She helped us plan our perfect ceremony that was tailored to us as a couple. Our ceremony was moving, beautiful, and unique thanks to Darlene! So many of our guests came up to use during/after the wedding to tell us how amazing Darlene was and what an excellent job she did. We loved how Darlene had us pause and face our friends and family before our recessional to really take in everything and appreciate all the love surrounding us—it was very touching not only for me and my husband but for all of our guests as well. Darlene also framed her speech about us from the ceremony and gave it to us as a wedding gift which was so touching! I highly recommend Darlene Rice--having her as your wedding officiant will be one of the best decisions you make during the planning process!Sent on 08/05/2019
Abigail Carnes · Married on 11/18/2018
Perfect officiant for a perfect wedding
Darlene communicated with us throughout the entire process and created a unique ceremony for us! She was personable and made our day easy and without stress! Everything went so smoothly and we highly recommend her for your special day! She is thoughtful and caring and will make your day personable and unique to you! Thank you Darlene for all you have done for us!Sent on 12/07/2018
A Unique Wedding by Darlene's reply:Abby, your wedding ceremony was so much fun! Loved the cutting of the braided bracelets in exchange for the rings of promise. Best wishes to you both and thank you for the honor! Darlene
Brian · Married on 11/10/2018
Great Wedding Officiant!
We booked Darlene for our November wedding in Connecticut. She is the perfect wedding officiant. She truly made our wedding unique and special. Weeks before the wedding, she sits down with you and works on creating YOUR perfect ceremony. From choosing the elements in the ceremony to where I should place my hands, Darlene was professional, easy-going, knowledgeable, and will be right by your side every step of the way. We chose to do a time capsule element and she made sure every component was unique and relevant to us as we go forward in marriage. During the ceremony, she spoke with confidence, sincerity, and love. Although she knew us only during our engagement, she instilled heartfelt thoughts into her message as if she had known us for years. Many guests came up to us during and after the wedding and commented on how seasoned and professional Darlene was during the ceremony. She also gave us a touching keepsake that we will cherish together in marriage. For those looking for a wedding officiant, hire Darlene Rice and don’t look back. This will be one of the best decisions you make among the hundreds of decisions you will inevitably have to make when planning a wedding.Sent on 12/24/2018
I've worked with so many ceremony officiants over the years but Darlene Rice of A Unique Wedding by Darlene is by far one of the very few that are at the top of the list! She has that genuine warm, friendly and engaging personality that make her stand out as a consummate professional. Her ability to make the Bride, Groom and all the guests feel so comfortable is a rare gift and should never be under estimated! I've witnessed a number of Darlene's ceremonies and they are not the "cookie cutter" type we've all been to. She tailors the ceremony to fit the couples wishes, always personal and makes sure she puts their stamp on it. A Unique Wedding by Darlene is a perfect title for her! She's absolutely great at what she does and truly a pleasure to work with!!
Darlene is easy to work with and will make sure your wedding day goes according to plan. Darlene is experienced, professional, creative and affordable. She took time to listen to our story and will incorporate it into the ceremony while providing ideas for things we didn't even think about. Highly recommend her.
I've had the pleasure of working with Darlene on a number of occasions. She is a true professional! I can't wait to capture another Unique wedding!