Joyful Unions

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About Joyful Unions

Joyful Unions is a wedding officiant from Phoenix, Arizona. Liz O'Brien, the owner, is a non-religious wedding officiant happily serving a diverse array of couples throughout the Phoenix metro area. She has successfully guided hundreds of couples at their wedding altar during her more than 20 years in the business. A recently retired college professor, Liz is a warm, smart and experienced speaker who knows how to channel uplifting energy to you and your guests. She combines your ideas with her best practices to create a personalized and authentic narrative wedding ceremony that you and your community of family and friends will feel and remember.

Services Offered
Joyful Unions provides non-religious officiant services for wedding ceremonies, elopements, and vow renewals. Rehearsals are available if needed. A licensed officiant, Liz can help couples create custom vows, incorporate readings and participate in cultural rituals such as a wine-box ceremony, wishing stones, unity sand or candle ceremony, a handfasting, or a smashing of the glass. She also provides unlimited email/text support prior to the ceremony and files your marriage license afterward.

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Congrats Sarah and Andrew!
Congrats Sarah and Andrew!
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Katelyn's big aisle kiss
Katelyn's big aisle kiss
Walking in with the gentlemen
Walking in with the gentlemen
Paige hands off her bouquet
Paige hands off her bouquet
Paradise valley wedding
Paradise valley wedding
Doug and boys await the bride
Doug and boys await the bride
Superstition Mts elopement
Superstition Mts elopement
Treasure and Austin's big day
Treasure and Austin's big day
Sedona ceremony under dramatic skies
Sedona ceremony under dramatic skies
Holly and Sam
Holly and Sam
New River elopement
New River elopement
Stunning ceremony at MIM
Stunning ceremony at MIM
Beautiful interfaith wedding
Beautiful interfaith wedding
Kissed by the setting sun
Kissed by the setting sun
Maddie and Patrick seal their vows
Maddie and Patrick seal their vows
Ashley and Michael's first walk as a married couple
Ashley and Michael's first walk as a married couple
John and Bridget tie the knot
John and Bridget tie the knot
Four Seasons ceremony
Four Seasons ceremony
Desert processional with the groom
Desert processional with the groom
Romance at the Four Seasons
Romance at the Four Seasons
Private ceremony at the DBG
Private ceremony at the DBG
Nhu and Rich in a private casita at the Sanctuary Resort. Warm and joyous laughter prevailed...
Nhu and Rich in a private casita at the Sanctuary Resort. Warm and joyous laughter prevailed...
Mr. and Mrs. Brady!
Mr. and Mrs. Brady!
Winter desert sunset wedding. Beautiful.
Winter desert sunset wedding. Beautiful.
The saguaros witness, along with the guests, for Katie and Derek. Gretchen Wakeman Photography.
The saguaros witness, along with the guests, for Katie and Derek. Gretchen Wakeman Photography.
Lynda and Phil's handfasting.
Lynda and Phil's handfasting.
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Ben and Alex at Encanto Park.
Ben and Alex at Encanto Park.
Performing a unity candle ceremony with Michael and Emily.
Performing a unity candle ceremony with Michael and Emily.
Bri and Jon elope to Arizona (Ryan and Denise Photography)
Bri and Jon elope to Arizona (Ryan and Denise Photography)
Lauren and Paul share a moment.
Lauren and Paul share a moment.
Unity sand ceremony.
Unity sand ceremony.
Desert wedding (Ryan and Denise Photography)
Desert wedding (Ryan and Denise Photography)
Simple and meaningful outdoor wedding in the park. Peach-faced love birds were singing in the nearby...
Simple and meaningful outdoor wedding in the park. Peach-faced love birds were singing in the nearby...
Another happy couple makes it legal!
Another happy couple makes it legal!
Legal!
Legal!
An official family now
An official family now
The community shows up for Phuong and Michael.
The community shows up for Phuong and Michael.
Congrats Sarah and Andrew!
Congrats Sarah and Andrew!
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Katelyn's big aisle kiss
Katelyn's big aisle kiss

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Robert · Married on 09/07/2019

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    Exactly what we envisioned!

    Liz was able to take what little information she had from us and transform it into exactly what we wanted. We wanted a wedding that simply highlighted the love of two people coming together. We also have four kids and we incorporated them into the wedding. Liz gave suggestions and again made the experience exactly what we wanted and then more. Highly recommended!

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    Joyful Unions's reply:

    It was a true pleasure being part of your wedding day, Robert. The Sedona day was memorable -- wind and helicopters, yes, but overall, it was all about love and family. All my best to you and your beautiful family! Love, Liz
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    Madeleine · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Liz is amazing!

    We met Liz the morning of the wedding, but it felt like we had already met because she had spent so much time working to get to know us to make sure our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect. She works to make sure that her service is personalized to the couple, and she pay attention to the details that you tell her. She is incredibly adept at tuning into exactly what makes you as a couple click, which is impressive since we had only spoken over email! She is open-minded and compassionate to everyone's unique situations, which is exactly what we were looking for. She also operates at a great price, as well! It's clear to us that she genuinely loves officiating, and we couldn't have imagined a better ceremony. If we could get married again, we'd definitely have Liz officiate our wedding!

    Sent on 07/22/2019
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    Joyful Unions's reply:

    One of the best benefits of officiating is getting to learn and share a couple's love story. Stories, thankfully, run the gamut, so it makes sense that wedding ceremonies should do the same! Glad to hear you and Kade found the experience meaningful. All my best for a most amazing marriage! Love, Liz

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  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 395.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 395.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 75.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Quaker, Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AZ, CA
  • What languages do you speak? English

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  • Photography by Joshua Killeen
    Photography by Joshua Killeen Wedding Photographers

    Words can't describe the amazing experience that I had working with Joyful Unions! Absolutely professional, and extremely pleasurable to work with from start to finish. Quality vendors that work well together make every single event better for everyone involved (especially the clients), and this collaboration was no exception. Looking forward to future events with Joyful Unions!

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    Such a wonderful speech Liz gave for one of our brides who we have designed the bridal gowns. We felt as if Liz was the best friend of the bride and groom forever and speech filled with love, care, happiness made us moved. Thank you Liz!

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    Liz at Joyful Unions is awesome! Her ceremony style is innovative and fun. In other words a perfect fit for our clients :)

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