Richard J. Colonna Ministries is based in Garwood, NJ. I am a certified Minister and I am able to perform the following services:
My gift to humanity is to comfort those who need comforting, to unite people who believe in the power of love and to welcome the newly born into this world of opportunity.
A very special person in my life told me that as long as we have laughter, we have love. Therefore my goal is to bring peace, joy, comfort and most of all laughter to anyone I come in contact with.
As a leading provider of Ministry Services I take pride in meeting your needs and the needs of your family and friends.
I am an licensed Ordained, Interfaith, Non-Denominational Minister who goes beyond traditional limits to help you create the most unique, customized, loving, and personalized service you have ever wanted or dreamed of.
Your wedding ceremony, civil union or commitment exchange, is the cornerstone of your marriage, and it should reflect who you are, your unique relationship, and include those you love.
Whether your guest list is 2 or 200, your ceremony should be as unique as your relationship, and your Officiant should be fun and flexible.
If your service involves a baptism or a blessing of a renewed life, I commit to making it a memorable event. If you've experienced the loss of a friend or loved one, allow me to bring comfort to your heavy heart and help you celebrate their life. Whatever the need is, please honor me with the opportunity to make it a special experience.
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
Heather Newland · Married on 06/08/2019
My husband and I are so happy we chose Richard for our wedding! From the beginning he was helpful, flexible, down to earth, and made us feel at ease. The day of our wedding we had to make a few minor changes and he was flexible and thorough. Even throughout the ceremony he made us feel completely comfortable almost as if it were just him my husband and I at the altar. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We would definitely recommend Richard to anyone who is getting married.Sent on 06/10/2019
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!