Weddings by Paul is a Reading, Pennsylvania-based minister and wedding officiant. Serving Reading, King of Prussia, Pottstown, Allentown, Chester county, Berks county, and the surrounding regions, Reverend Paul Costello specializes in designing and performing customized wedding ceremonies. As both a professional writer AND a professional speaker, my goal is to not only create your perfect ceremony, but also to deliver a memorable one to your guests.
I work with couples who are not affiliated with a religious institution, or do not share the same one,
to provide them a wedding ceremony both warmer and more personal than what a Justice of the Peace might offer.
Would you like a custom-designed ceremony that will...
...tell your story,
...joyously celebrate your union,
...touch your hearts,
...engage your loved ones?
I routinely perform both 'romantic' and 'spiritual' ceremonies.
Romantic ceremonies describe love, and define that love as the reason for the wedding.
Spiritual ceremonies describe your relationship with your Creator, and define marriage as a covenant.
A mix of these two distinct styles can be easily achieved, as well!
After all -- this is YOUR wedding ceremony,
and I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of it.
- Complimentary consultation
- Romantic ceremonies
- Interfaith ceremonies
- Non-religious ceremonies
- Rehearsals (additional fee)
- Vow renewals
- Customized vows
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I've been a minister / wedding officiant since 2000, as this part-time vocation allows me to combine ("marry") my two best talents: Writing and speaking. :-) Since I began officiating weddings, I have NEVER performed the same ceremony twice, because I've never married the same couple twice. Each couple is unique in their views, beliefs, and philosophies around love and marriage, and it's my responsibility (and frankly my honor) to imbue their ceremony with these -- and convey them to the guests.
I also sit on the Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding, a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit which grants weddings and vow renewals to couples suffering from serious illness, or life-changing health circumstances.
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Paul is friendly, warm, a great writer and has a wonderful sense of humor. A professional when it comes to personalizing ceremonies, he has written a Ceremony Selection book with tons of suggestions for literally every detail of a wedding. Paul's personality makes him easy to talk with and fun to be around. I know Paul personally, but I can imagine that couples totally enjoy working with him from the first planning stages all the way through to the end of their very special day!
Reverend Paul has set the bar when it comes to romantic weddings. He has a way with words that is pure poetry and a demeanor to set anyone at ease. The perfect combination for an officiant.
I have never met a more accomodating officiant! Paul brings it all when he marries any couple whatever religious background or domination they are from. His website is very helpful to any Bride and Groom who is not sure of how much they want to add to their Ceremony. Paul will meet with a client at a location that is suitable for the Bride and Groom and always makes them feel comfortable and that all their needs are met with their Ceremony. I have had the pleasure to work with Paul on several occasions and all of my clients are very happy with his services.
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