Custom Hitches is a wedding officiant service in Austin, Texas. Spike Gillespie performs custom created wedding ceremonies in Austin and The Hill Country area. Spike is an accomplished author with published work in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple, GQ, National Geographic Traveler, and other prestigious publications. She has more than 12 years of experience creating beautiful ceremonies for couples.
Spike uses her love of words to create intimate, heartfelt and highly personalized ceremonies. She meets with couples and gets to know their story and vision. She is open to your opinions, beliefs and ideas and will help cultivate them into a seamless ceremony. She welcomes all couple, backgrounds and lifestyles. Spike is available for travel in and out of Austin, Texas.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Melissa Lampkin · Married on 09/21/2018
Best wedding vendor ever!!
Spike did SUCH a good job, we loved our ceremony!!! She worked with us to create a custom ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. We so appreciate how accommodating and professional she is. Book Custom Hitches, your ceremony will be perfect!Sent on 10/21/2018
Diane · Married on 12/31/2017
I don't know, what else can I say. We got Spike's name from a referral on a website, we sent her an email, hopped a plane, stayed at her ranch, Tiny T Ranch, and knew right away that Spike was the woman....the "must have" perform our ceremony - without a doubt! There are a few people you meet in life that just 'get it' and Spike is one of them. Spike doesn't push anything on you, she gets to know you but doesn't bug you, she puts her education, experience and heart, (omg her heart, so big, so deep!) into everything I have witnessed and experienced from the day we met. After our initial meeting weekend, we booked Spike; six months in advance from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and she never forgot about us - not once. Our ceremony was perfect, and we are over the moon to have Spike in the memories of our wedding day that will be treasured for a lifetime. I hope more and more couples choose to enjoy the "must have" we found in Spike.Sent on 01/23/2018
Andrea · Married on 11/18/2017
Spike was really wonderful to work with and we're so happy she was such an integral part of such an important day in our lives. We started by just touching base and seeing if she was free. We had a lovely conversation to make sure she was the right fit for our service and went from there. She sent some simple guidelines to her service and provided us with some previously used outlines for ceremonies she had preformed to give a place to start. From there we spent some time emailing in detail about various aspects of the ceremony.Sent on 12/27/2017
Honestly, the best part about working with Spike is that she has some really wonderful insight on weddings, relationships and marriage (which she only offers if you ask, in case you'd rather not philosophize in detail on those points). I feel privileged to have had someone with such a wonderful heart and mind there to untie my husband and I. I would recommend Spike to anyone.
Fantastic mentor & experienced wedding officiant. I loved working with Spike & gained invaluable insights from her.
Spike makes me smile. Spike always knows what she's doing. She's the real deal and always a pleasure to see her! Vote SPIKE G!!!!! for your officiant!
I've worked with Spike at several weddings in completely different settings. She is so positive, honest and intelligent. She loves what she does and she's very good at it. Easy going and totally confident, Spike somehow channels that energy straight to the nervous couples every time and puts them at ease. Love watching her work!