Hailee · Married on 08/19/2017
Gwen was so amazing!!! We had a last minute wedding and she was so helpful from the very beginning. She guided us in the right direction and helped us create a beautiful ceremony that we will cherish for years to come.Sent on 08/20/2017
We were planning to have an outdoor wedding, but the rain prevented us from doing so and we had to move to the reception location to have our ceremony. Gwen accommodated us since we had to move our ceremony to an hour later than planned. She helped set up our last minute ceremony stage and kept us calm and collected beforehand so we could be our best selves during the ceremony. I could NOT have asked for a better individual to have been our minister than Reverend Gwen!! I will be telling all my friends about her.
Thank you so much for giving us a beautiful ceremony that demonstrated my husband and I perfectly.
All Faiths Weddings's reply:Thank you so much for the lovely review. Working with you was a joy from beginning to end.
Debra · Married on 08/19/2017
If I could give Gwen a higher score for flexibility, I would. It was an excellent ceremony. In the short time our family had to put together a wedding, I was glad Gwen was there with some experience to give us direction, especially since the original ceremony was rained out with lots of mud to deal with, and we had to move it back an hour and change the venue. Gwen did exactly as my daughter and her now husband requested. Thank you.Sent on 08/20/2017
All Faiths Weddings's reply:My first review from the Mother of the Bride! Thank you. It was chaotic, with all the last minute changes, but we all worked together to make sure Hailee and David's ceremony went smoothly and as planned, even though the venue changed. Your smiling energy was enlivening and helped everyone stay happy and positive in spite of the rain and mud. After all, it turned out romantic, funny and touching. Those vows were incredible. You should be very proud of your kids. I know they will be very happy.
Ingrid · Married on 06/15/2015
Gwen and I studied at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary together, side bySent on 03/30/2015
side. I saw how she poured herself into every ceremony she created. She is
so amazingly passionate about discovering what could make an event
completely special, powerful, life-changing, fun, filled with everything a
couple would love. If you don't belong to a spiritual congregation of some
sort, are figuring out an interfaith relationship, or don't consider
yourselves religious at all, Gwen will create a wedding that will resonate
with your hearts. A Justice of the Peace would deliver a legal
pronouncement, but with Gwen, you can co-create a ceremony that you and your
community will remember forever (and it's legal, as well!). Don't miss this
chance to create magic!
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User4927033 · 2+ years ago
Reverend Gwen treated us better than family:all the love and support, but with no controlling or fighting. She respected and understood everything we asked for in our ceremony and went out of her way to make sure we felt special. She gave us so much guidance and amazing spiritual advice and just great advice about how to live our lives. She was as emotionally invested in our day as we were. She made it so personalized that you'd think she knew me for 25 years, and treated me like a brother. She was able to effectively handle anything that happened, including our crazy families.Sent on 03/30/2015
Laura · Married on 10/20/2014
I recommended Reverend Gwen for a last minute wedding. She handled all the details, had a calming influence, made it look easy, and delivered an elegant, poised, and heartfelt ceremony that moved us all. I was highly satisfied with the delivery and intimacy of the ceremony. She has a strong and confident presence. It felt like she truly enjoyed being there conducting the ceremony for my sister-in-law and good friend.Sent on 03/24/2015
All Faiths Weddings's reply:Laura, Thank you for the referral. It meant the world to me that you sent me to family!
User4922386 · 2+ years ago
After moving into a beautiful home together, Jack and I decided we wanted to get married. We wanted to do it right away! Fortunately, a friend referred us to Rev. Gwen. In our first interview, we were able to explain our spiritual beliefs and she was able to suggest how she could include them in a service. We soon had a copy of the text she planned to use, and we were able to modify it to meet our needs. She respected our choices regarding music and staging of the service, and she was a grounding, loving presence at our wedding. We appreciated her willingness to work with us on short notice and her professionalism throughout the process. Her pricing is reasonable in light of her experience and skill.Sent on 03/28/2015
Susan · Married on 08/09/2014
Gwen was responsive to our needs. She worked with us to develop our vows and plan our ceremony. We received positive feedback from those who attended our event on how unique and inclusive the ceremony was. She did not pressure us she was open to additions changes and respected our time. We received stright forward professional at a reasonable cost. We were extremely pleased with her services.Sent on 02/15/2015
Cindy · Married on 07/20/2014
Rev. Gwen's all encompassing spiritual approach to weddings is a perfect way to meld each of your individual faith practices into a cohesive and fun ritual, one that will bring each of your families faiths into the mix. Rev. Gwen's energy and delight in what she is doing makes the whole process effortless and fun!Sent on 05/03/2015
Janet · Married on 09/21/2013
We couldn't have asked for a better orchestration of our wedding! Rev. Gwen Goldsmith was able to provide us with the perfect spiritual foundation for our most cherished day.Sent on 02/12/2015
It wasn't that we knew exactly what we wanted for a ceremony, it was that we knew what we didn't want. We had to work backwards, a bit, and Rev. Gwen was able to walk with us through formatting a combination of spiritual vows and common language to create an evening which was both dynamic and deeply profound.
She was joyful, responsive, and very wise in how she approached our wedding, asking good questions when interviewing us before we proceeded in scripting our ceremony and holding us accountable for our intentions when writing our vows. We are Buddhist and Divine Scientist Christians, respectively, and my wife and I really worked hard on both crafting the ceremony and the cues for guest participation. Rev, Gwen gave us a lot of room to maneuver but also made smart suggestions and observations which helped to guide us efficiently.
We can't imagine how our wedding could have been more of what we had dreamed. We will always be indebted to Rev. Gwen for providing a peaceful, fluid and loving hand on that day.
Kristina · Married on 06/22/2013
Gwen was amazing! Our destination wedding was the best! From the beginning to the very end of the process she was professional and caring. She made us feel comfortable to share our personal story and we could just tell that she really loved what she was doing and honestly cared about our experience. She asked us poignant questions and from that created a ceremony that represented our own unique style and beliefs. It was so incredibly meaningful. We feel so lucky that we found her. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Sent on 03/04/2015
All Faiths Weddings's reply:Dear Kristina and Harold - Your Destination Wedding in NYC was a dream to prepare and officiate at. I love featuring your photos on my website. Much love.
Theresa · Married on 08/04/2012
Reverend Gwen was everything I had hoped for and more! She came highly recommended by a longtime friend of mine whose wedding she had officiated in the past. I was so pleased with the way our ceremony was written using our own words mixed in with hers to create our beautiful story. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and how it really represented us perfectly. Reverend Gwen also has such a wonderful, calming presence that really helped me to shake off the pre-wedding jitters and with just a look, she helped me to regroup during the ceremony when my emotions took over. Even though we had only met via email, on that day I felt like she had known us all of our lives. Everyone’s favorite part of our ceremony was the sand ceremony which included my daughter. It showed her that SHE was just as important as my husband and myself in our union. It was a great way to show the blending of our family. I am so grateful for you, Reverend Gwen. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you for making our ceremony so incredible.Sent on 02/09/2015
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Paul · Married on 03/13/2010
Gwen was absolutely amazing. My wife and I did not want a traditional style wedding. We were able to meet with Gwen and she offered up many different ideas that were very helpful. The ceremony was perfect. Looking back I am very happy with our choice.Sent on 02/23/2015
All Faiths Weddings's reply:Thank you Paul! Much love to Juliet and the boys.