Joyful Unions provides nonreligious wedding officiating in Phoenix, Arizona. Liz O'Brien, the owner, is a nonreligious 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 nonreligious 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, files your marriage license afterward, and also sends you a keepsake copy of your ceremony script.
143 Reviews for Joyful Unions
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Mathew Contini · Getting married on 06/11/2021
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Liz was the officiant at our wedding on 11/30. Having only met via email and phone prior to our special day, Liz was able to capture our spirit and connection in such a way that our guests thought we had known her for many years. She did an excellent job and would recommend her to anyone for their special day.Sent on 01/11/2020
Joyful Unions's reply:Thank you so much for your vote of confidence, Mat. Much appreciated. It was my pleasure being with you and Phillip and your families on your colorful wedding day. With love, Liz
Anne · Getting married on 10/11/2020
Delivering the essence of marriage and us!
Liz built and delivered an extraordinarily personalized service for us. She spent time getting to know us and hear our story, and put the details together beautifully. As she read the words, both of us truly grasped the depth of the commitment we were making to one another by marriage. Since the wedding, so many friends in attendance have commented to us on how beautiful the service was.Sent on 01/05/2020
Joyful Unions's reply:It was my pleasure learning your story and being part of your beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking the city on that crisp winter afternoon, Anne. The personal touches (like the meteorite!) only made it more memorable. My best to you both. Love, Liz
Scott Jones · Getting married on 08/11/2020
Rave reviews from our guests
We were married by Liz in November 2019. Liz did an amazing job at our ceremony, making it a wonderful experience for us and our guests. The time she took prior to the wedding to get to know us and our story made the message she provided at the ceremony so personal and so special for us. She made sure the ceremony was what we wanted, guiding us in putting it together, but allowing us to add our personalities as well. Liz adjusted quickly and seamlessly to some last-minute changes we made to the ceremony as well. Liz worked hand in hand with our wedding planner to ensure everything was on track and we were all on the same page prior to, and the day of the wedding.Sent on 12/04/2019
Liz’s calm, kind demeanor and assurance she had everything under control made us both feel very at ease the day of the wedding. After the ceremony, we received so many compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was. We heard several times that guests thought we have known Liz for years based on her words during the ceremony, which speaks volumes about the care and preparation Liz put into making the ceremony about us.
We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Thank you, Liz, for sharing in our day and making it so very special for us and our guests.
Joyful Unions's reply:Thank you, Scott. I'm so pleased to know that you and your guests were happy with the ceremony -- and I won't soon forget the fun we all had with those last-minute changes! Sending my best to you and Leasa for a most meaningful marriage.
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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 :)