Every wedding, or vow renewal, ceremony is unique, designed with the participants so that it will be a memorable event for them and for their guests. Some weddings have very religious overtones, while some include religious aspects but are more secular. The ceremonies reflect the participants, the most important people attending. No two ceremonies have ever been the same.
A perfect choice for interfaith or same-sex weddings.
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Stefanie Rupp · Married on 05/27/2019
Skip is the Best!
Skip was the best! My husband and I weren’t sure what we really wanted for our ceremony. We wanted a little bit of everything- not too much of this, not too little of that. Skip had all the answers. He is so knowledgeable and helpful and was so fun to work with. We sat down with him at the start of our planning process and it was so easy to talk to him. He made us feel so comfortable and he really took the time to get to know us. After our first meeting with him we knew that he was the one for us! He made it a point to make sure our ceremony was perfect and everything we wanted. He even included our pride and joy- our golden retriever. The day of the rehearsal Skip put our minds at ease- he kept it lighthearted while making sure we knew what we were doing! Our bridal party and families kept commenting on how great he was. I would 100% recommend Skip to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding ceremony, no matter your religious or non-religious background!Sent on 06/15/2019
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Andrew C · Married on 07/28/2018
Skip officiated our wedding this summer and did an amazing job. We spoke with a fair number of officiants from the Newport area, and we immediately felt most comfortable working with Skip. When we first started our wedding planning, we did not have a clear picture for how the ceremony would unfold, but we had some ideas. Skip was very patient, and generous with his time, and helped us come to an agreement on a great plan for a ceremony.Sent on 10/17/2018
As we got closer to the wedding date, Skip made sure we got our marriage license on time and he reviewed each of our vows and gave us feedback. On wedding weekend, it was great to have Skip by our side - he knew us well and made us and our families comfortable. I highly recommend Skip.
Andy · Married on 09/10/2017
Skip was amazing to work with! He kept us at ease and helped guide us through the process of getting the marriage license, writing our own vows, and customizing our wedding service. It was very easy working with Skip, even with us planning from afar in Michigan. We highly recommend Skip if you are looking for an officiant that is funny, caring, thoughtful, and well organized.Sent on 10/11/2017
Skip is our favorite officiant! Always on time, professional, caring and goes above and beyond our couples expectations. I always breathe a sign of relief knowing he was hired to do the rehearsal/ceremony which in my opinion is one of the most important part of the wedding experience. ,
John is always very easy to work with. He comes right over and talks to the string quartet, and is very clear about cues for the musicians. From the perspective of the ceremony musicians, this makes working with him a breeze. He is a personable and energetic officiant during the ceremony as well. We always enjoy watching and participating in his ceremonies.