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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Julie · Married on 04/26/2019
The BEST part of our wedding!!!
I need to start by saying Rachael is the sweetest and most caring person you will ever meet. When we first started thinking about who we wanted to officiate our wedding, I was against the idea of someone "random" marrying us; I wanted it to be someone who knew us. I quickly realized this wouldn't be possible and that's when we met Rachael. From the moment of our first inquiry, she was nothing but supportive and excited for us; after our 15 minute FaceTime with her, we both knew we HAD to have Rachael officiate our wedding. She immediately provided us with so many ceremony reading options and gave us advice/pushed us in the right direction when we needed it. The ceremony planning process was so easy and honestly fun, we told her which passages we liked and she did all of the editing and rearranging to make it flow and sound cohesive. One of the most important things in a wedding vendor is responsiveness, and Rachael is so incredibly responsive, sometimes even answering our emails within 10 minutes no matter what time of day it was. She would even reach out to us to make sure everything was okay if she hadn't heard from us in awhile!Sent on 06/13/2019
The first time we met face to face was on my wedding day, but I already felt like we were friends. From the time Rachael showed up at our venue (early!), I felt completely at ease with her around. She immediately took care of our marriage license and started talking to us going over key pointers of what we'd need to do throughout the ceremony. She even took the time to talk with our other vendors (photo, video and DJ) to go over what they needed to know for the ceremony, where to stand, when there would be good photo opportunities, etc. Right before the ceremony, she assisted in lining everyone up and walking everyone through what would happen.
One of my favorite moments before the ceremony was when Rachael literally read my mind. We were battling some bad weather, our photographer approached us saying that we had a break in the weather and he wanted to get some quick pictures. I said okay but Rachael could tell I was hesitant (I had gum in my mouth and was trying to figure out where to get rid of it before we rushed to take pictures). Without me saying ANYTHING, Rachael whips out a tissue and says "here, spit your gum out". This seems like an insignificant moment but it shows how attentive Rachael is and how much she cares about EVERYTHING running smoothly, even if it doesn't involve her. On top of this, she was giving my bridal party mints and water; she is 110% prepared for anything that might happen in the short time she is with you. Rachael was extremely professional and delivered the ceremony perfectly, adding in jokes here and there to put us at ease and keep us engaged. She handed me tissues (and took my dirty ones), held my veil in place when the wind picked up, and stepped away from the alter so our photographer could get pictures of just us. We received SO many compliments from our guests about how great the ceremony was and how perfectly Rachael officiated. Everyone was blown away by her, including us.
It is so so worth it to find an officiant who you are comfortable with, and who will make it a special and memorable ceremony (and not just the cheapest available option). For us, we are so thankful we decided to hire Rachael, and you will not regret making her a part of your special day! Thank you Rachael for everything you have done for us!!!
Ceremony by Rachael's reply:Oh. My. Goodness.... Julie! You literally had me in TEARS reading this review! I feel like it was my best friend who wrote it...someone who has watched me weekend after weekend, month after month, year after year at every wedding, taking notes of the little details I do to help make my couples' wedding days PERFECT... and you captured it all in ONE day! Thank you SO MUCH for being so attentive to the little things I do, and for APPRECIATING them as deeply as you did. I am so incredibly happy that we had the opportunity to plan the perfect ceremony together, and I ADORE the fact that you chose me to be the persons you had marry you. Thank you so incredibly much! Be sure to keep in touch!
Jacob Lozano · Married on 08/16/2019
Easy process, easier to get along with!
Rachael is amazing, and makes mapping out your special day simple and personal. If you’re looking for officiant who is easy to work with and cares about your needs then stop your search and hire her!Sent on 07/30/2019
Ceremony by Rachael's reply:Well, this is a first! Thank you, Jacob, for writing such a sweet review for me, even before we've had the chance to fully get through all of wedding planning! What a lovely surprise! :)
Matthew Shea · Married on 07/26/2019
Rachael is amazing!!
Rachael was absolutely perfect! She made the planning process a breeze ahead of the ceremony and was very easy to work with and was incredibly flexible. The day of the ceremony she made everyone feel very at ease. Our guests assumed she was a family friend because of how naturally she got along with everyone. Every review we looked at told us to hire her and we will be no different. She was an essential to making our wedding day as special as it was.Sent on 09/08/2019
Ceremony by Rachael's reply:Eek! Thank you SO MUCH Matt for this shining review! I'm so honored you chose me to be your officiant, and I LOVE that you and Lindsey felt comfortable and relaxed.... mission accomplished! Please be sure to keep in touch!
Ceremony by Rachael Price Rates
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