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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.

Services Offered
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.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
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Reviews of Custom Hitches

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Charles P. Sent on 11/10/2019
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Spike is amazing!!!

I think the greatest compliment to Spike鈥檚 work is the fact that our guests all thought that my husband and I had been friends with Spike for years. She was able to capture our story beautifully in just the two times we met with her before the ceremony. She was so much fun to work with and instilled a sense of trust from the moment we met her. Any concern I had about the fact that we didn鈥檛 have a rehearsal in advance of the wedding vanished as I listened to her and enjoyed the ceremony she helped us create. We would recommend Spike unconditionally and feel incredibly lucky for the opportunity to have worked with her.
Melissa L. Sent on 10/21/2018
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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!
Diane Sent on 01/23/2018
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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.
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4 Endorsements
Spoken Heart Ceremonies with Katrina Baecht Spoken Heart Ceremonies with Katrina Baecht Wedding Officiants

Fantastic mentor & experienced wedding officiant. I loved working with Spike & gained invaluable insights from her.

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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!

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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!

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