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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Nienke · Married on 05/01/2011
Our primary goal initially was simply to find someone who would marry us in a non-traditional ceremony in our backyard with our closest friends and family. As with anything wedding related the scope and aim changed the more we talked about it. We realized that it was very important for us to find the right person for the job on this super special day. We were looking for someone we could personally connect with, with a sense of humor, a no-drama atttitude and a willingness to listen to our ideas and contribute with his/her experience.
We certainly could not have found anyone better than Spike to officiate our wedding. She is all of the above and much more. From the very start she was able to help us with our ceremony and vows by providing ideas and samples. Spike is wonderfully social, has a low-key personality and we immediately felt a connection with her, or shall I say, we knew she was The One? As our wedding date approached we were starting to get a little overwhelmed with family coming into town from two different countries. Spike was great at pressing gently for additional details and offering up suggestions to keep us on track. Throughout the whole process Spike was always available and ready with advice.
The wedding day went off without a hitch - we juggled multiple sets of relatives from both families co-mingling and doing readings together and Spike had it all beautifully organized. We really felt that Spike was truly passionate about making our wedding day special for us. You can tell that she sincerely loves performing weddings and it shines through. The proof is in the pudding: our photographer asked Spike to perform his wedding! We can't recommend her enough.
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!
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.
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!