Based out of Windsor, Vermont, Reverend Joy Weddings provides professional wedding officiant services for soon-to-be newlyweds. Reverend Gary Shapiro, aka Reverend Joy, is an ordained nondenominational interfaith minister who truly adores created unforgettable moments. He will strive to bring your vision for your union to life, coordinating a ceremony that truly reflects your values and beliefs. Reverend Joy will focus on the finer details of your big day, allowing you to focus on spending time with your loved ones.
Reverend Joy will prioritize the creation of a genuine connection with you and your partner, building an understanding of your relationship. He services a wide spectrum of wedding events including non-religious occasions, civil unions, vow renewals, and more. In addition, Reverend Joy Weddings services a vast array of religious beliefs such as Hindu, Jewish, and Islamic couples.
4 Reviews for Reverend Joy Weddings
Recommended by 97% of couples
Maggie · Married on 10/17/2020
Great experience with Rev. Gary!
Reverend Gary did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony! He was so easy to work with and created such a beautiful ceremony and really customized it to what we had in mind. Our guests are still talking about how great he is. The ceremony was thoughtful, joyful, and just really reflective of our relationship - everything Rev. Gary wrote was perfectly said! We also appreciate that he took the chairlift up for our mountain top wedding ceremony on a chilly fall day!! We highly recommend. Thanks again Rev. Gary!Sent on 10/25/2020
Candace · Married on 10/08/2016
What an amazing experience! Our wedding would not have been the same without Reverend Lovejoy! We live in Austin but were married on 10-8 in Vermont on the family farm (my husbands). When scouting for an officiant, I researched and spoke with many as I am not from the area, but I wanted the person to really "get us", and understand our lighthearted vibe. Also, admittedly I did't want to cry my face off. I am a bit of a sap. Just as we almost nailed down the person we had settled on... magically I stumbled across Reverend Larry Lovejoy through a search on The Knot. I immediately loved his profile, he was refreshing and fun... so naturally I reached out. After speaking with him (my fiancé now husband too), we knew he was perfect. Weddings are such an emotional time, and we wanted someone who could find a balance between humor and sincerity. Larry was both! He took the limited time we gave him via email + a few calls... and really got to know us, and spoke so well to the nature of who we are. It was touching. Also, he handled our somewhat unruly groomsmen at the rehearsal after a brewery trip (palm to forehead). That takes a lot, he handled them with poise and humor. The crowd of guest at the wedding loved him and instead of rolling tears there was rolling laughter during the entire ceremony. It was lovely and perfect. I couldn't of asked for a better experience. I definitely recommend Larry, hands down. He knows what he is doing! + He's such a sincere and genuine soul!Sent on 05/15/2017
Jason · Married on 09/21/2012
Great experience with Gary
Gary was great. We were considering booking him and then our overall plans went a different direction but throughout the entire process Gary was responsive and very easy to talk with. He was willing to customize to our liking and it was just a good experience and not stressful at all. So much so that I decided to write this review even though we did not get to use him for our ceremony. Would highly recommend. JDSent on 06/17/2019