CeremonybyRachael is a wedding officiant in Parkton, Maryland. The owner, Rachael, describes herself as a caring, patient, and outgoing ordained minister. CeremonybyRachael strives to make the ceremony something unique that celebrates each couple’s love and individuality. She’s detail-oriented and collaborative in her approach to working with clients; note that she can work with Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland licenses.
CeremonybyRachael focuses on ceremonies without prejudice and views each event as a sacred union between two people. Her ceremonies generally last around 30 minutes, and she offers the option for customized or licensed vows to be used. She’s officiated civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, and vow renewals, among other event types. Religions covered include:
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Denton Senft · Married on 10/07/2018
The best of the best!
Words can't describe how important Rachael was to our wedding. The guidance she provided throughout the process leading up to the big day made things so easy. Rachael provided us with support, ideas, answers, suggestions and opinions at all the key moments during both the planning process and throughout the ceremony on the day of. Her ability to help you take in every moment during your wedding process for what's worth is what really makes Rachael so special as an officiant. She really helps you have the experience you want and deserve on your big day. The attention to detail and the little things are what really makes her special. Things like moving you closer together as she steps out of the way for you to have a special moment together as she does a reading, to the color coordination on the print out of our vows to help make sure you get some breaths in. (Much needed because without those color coordinated sentence/paragraph breaks I would have been an emotional blubbering mess through the entire reading of the vows). The number of compliments we got from people attending the wedding telling us how great our officiant was made us feel even better about our decision. I would and will recommend Rachael to anyone looking for an officiant, as I now know just how important it is to have the right person there for you as you plan the most amazing day of your life.Sent on 10/29/2018
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Nick Roy · Married on 03/30/2019
The Absolute Best!
Let's talk about my wedding nightmare, three weeks before our ceremony our officiant informed us that they would not be available for our ceremony. Not a problem I thought, I quickly found a second officiant who then cancelled on me a week later. I looked for recommendations from a few people and was given Rachel's contact information, and could not be more pleased with how not only the ceremony came out, but how natural everything felt.Sent on 04/17/2019
Right after getting off the phone with her the first time I immediately felt better and that everything was going to be great. She walked through everything on the phone with me, and there could not have been a better person to officiate our wedding. When everything was all said and done it felt like we had been planning this for months. The attention to detail was great, Rachel fit right in to the group and made the wedding fun, and made sure to give us little tips on how to get the best pictures of our wedding.
It's not often that you get married, and looking back I'm glad everything worked out the way it did. We had a small group but are still getting compliments about the ceremony and just how great it was. Thank you again Rachel for stepping up at the last minute and really making it an incredible day!
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Lisa · Married on 03/23/2019
Working with Rachael was absolutely amazing! We started by chatting about our very unique non-religious Hindu Christian wedding and put together the entire ceremony. After a few revisions we had a final draft and Rachael performed our ceremony flawlessly, on her part! We had little crazy issues like the garland breaking, but Rachael was great at making a joke or pivoting and keeping the ceremony fun and on track. All our friends and family commented on how great the unique ceremony was and what a great job Rachael did. One very unique element was that she made sure to not be in all the photos and she would give us little cues like hold hands act you love each other. She was great and we were so happy we chose her to be our officiant!Sent on 04/18/2019
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When we photograph a wedding and hear that Rachel is going to be officiating, we know that the ceremony is going to fun, whimsical, and sweet! She has a natural talent for engagement with both couples and guests and it's the little things she does that make photographing ceremonies with her so rewarding; from the moment of reflection where she has the bride & groom stand together and just gaze into each others' eyes to the way she steps back for the first kiss so we have a photo of just the bride & groom, her consideration and attention to detail is remarkable. Everyone loves Rachel, especially us!
You can tell that Rachael really cares about her clients and puts a lot of time into ensuring that the clients are getting what they want out of their ceremony. As a fellow vendor, i really appreciated how Rachael worked collaboratively and made sure that the couple have the perfect moments for us to capture during the ceremony. I highly recommend Rachael if you’re looking for someone who truly goes above and beyond!
Did such an amazing job marring off a beautiful couple. Spoke Clearly and really helped the bride and groom with their vows