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.
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Britianey · Married on 09/29/2019
Thoughtful and Kind
Liz was the perfect officiant for our wedding. From the first meeting through to the day after our wedding she was kind, thoughtful and caring. Liz took the time to get to know us and our relationship - she put together the most beautiful words for our ceremony. Guests complimented our ceremony the entire evening and after the wedding. We will cherish the words that she wrote for and about us - thank you for being a special part of our day!Sent on 10/11/2019
Joyful Unions's reply:I loved your Canada-to-Phx story(!) and it was such a pleasure being with you and your families and friends on your beautiful wedding day. No doubt you look upon that box of crystals and feel it radiating the love. All my best to you Mr. and Mrs. Basler!
Robert · Married on 09/07/2019
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!Sent on 09/21/2019
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
Madeleine · Married on 07/06/2019
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
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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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!
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!
Liz at Joyful Unions is awesome! Her ceremony style is innovative and fun. In other words a perfect fit for our clients :)