Richard J. Colonna Ministries is a wedding officiant business that is based out of Garwood, New Jersey. Richard is able to perform weddings, civil unions, baptisms, baby namings, and more. He is ordained as an interfaith and non-denominational officiant and would be pleased to provide a variety of service to couples who are ready for their next step in their journey together. Richard is happy to accommodate weddings that range in size from two all the way to 200 and beyond.
Richard believes that an officiant's service should be fun and flexible. He strives to make sure that each and every event is completed in a memorable and enjoyable way, creating memories that will last his clients for a lifetime. In his mind, he considers the opportunity an honor and he would be happy to be a part of any couples' journey.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jess Guerriero · Getting married on 07/04/2020
Nothing Short of Outstanding
There are not enough positive things to say about Richard Colonna. From the organization throughout the months leading up to the wedding, all the way through the professionalism of the actual wedding day, and even beyond, he was nothing short of outstanding. He makes you feel comfortable and calm throughout the entire process while ensuring that your ceremony will be EXACTLY the dream you are hoping it turns out to be. He even made light of a faulty microphone at our wedding and the ceremony did not even skip a beat. The care that he shows for his married couples, partnered with his ability to add a touch of humor into such an important day are just SOME of his qualities he will bring to your wedding day and the days leading up to it. Guests are still complimenting me to this day about how wonderful our officiant was and have even asked me for his information. I would recommend him to anybody in a heartbeat! Thank you for making our day as perfect as we imagined it would be! - Jess & JustinSent on 05/17/2019
Jessica Rusin · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Heartfelt and Genuine. AMAZING!
My husband and I knew we wanted Richard to officiate our wedding the moment we met him. He is extremely professional and great at what he does, while also being easy-going and personable making the entire wedding process fun! He made our wedding ceremony stress-free by walking us step-by-step through everything and even helping with retrieval of our wedding certificate after everything had ended. He gave us so many opportunities to personalize our ceremony and bring our wedding vision to life. The night of our wedding we received countless comments from guests saying how heartfelt and genuine Richard's words were. He helped make the most important night our life truly magical and I would recommend him to any couple in a heartbeat.Sent on 04/29/2019
Danielle Spinelli · Married on 09/06/2019
Rev Rich is the Officiant you NEED.
Rev Rich is the officiant you NEED. He is absolutely awesome! My husband and I have been to a lot of weddings and we knew a good officiant made SUCH a difference, so this is one vendor we spent a lot of time researching. After meeting with Rev Rich, he immediately presented us with an example script of a ceremony, and ensured us we'd be able to customize it however we'd like. Rich pays attention to every single detail that you would have never thought of to ensure the ceremony will go smoothly. This was HUGE for me - You can trust him to perform a beautiful ceremony without a hitch, and he took care of all of the marriage license documentation for us, which was a huge relief. He is professional, responsive, and fun to work with! Several guests told us our ceremony was the best / most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to. Do not hesitate to book him!!!Sent on 09/24/2019
Richard and I have worked together many times and I always look forward to being a part of the beautiful ceremonies that he conducts. Incredibly personable and professional, Richard takes the time to get to know couples in order to provide a beautiful and memorable ceremony, with style, grace and humor. If you're looking for amazing attention to detail and a very personalized, beautiful ceremony, Richard Colonna is the officiant you're looking for.
Reverend Richard J. Colonna, I can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for my clients from Austria. You made their day so special and you can tell that you love what you do! Can't wait to book you for another client's wedding! A++ service, which to us is a Peony+!. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!