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Jessa Mae Steiner · Married on 05/19/2019
Reverend Patrick is an amazing officiant and person in general. Ever since I booked him in January, he has been helpful with the wedding process and checked in on me when he could. Few days before the wedding, he met with my husband and I just to go through the ceremony and also gave us some marriage advice. The day of the ceremony, he made sure that I was calm & made sure that everything will be okay. Our family and friends really enjoyed the personalized ceremony script he prepared for us. The sand ceremony was also a great touch. So thankful that Reverend Patrick helped me find my smile at the end of the ceremony.Sent on 05/27/2019
Jaime Quella · Married on 08/10/2019
Absolutely wonderful experience!
Our experience with both Rev Patrick and Rev Launa Byrd was great. Patrick wrote the script and Launa officiated. They both were very professional and personable. Patrick took into consideration what both my husband and I wanted in the ceremony--my husband being Catholic and me being Baptist. I received so many compliments afterwards by the guests on the uniqueness and beauty of the ceremony. I would highly recommend Patrick and Launa to others. I can't say enough how happy we were with his service.Sent on 08/21/2019
Darrell Deitenbeck · Married on 07/13/2019
Reverend Patrick was absolutely amazing to work with and made our wedding unforgettable.Sent on 07/19/2019
Michelle · Married on 05/19/2019
A joy to work with
Rev. Patrick is a sweet calming presence. He did an amazing job with our requests and our ceremony.Sent on 05/20/2019
Haley · Married on 05/12/2019
Professional and Caring
I'm so happy I chose him as my officiant. He checked up on my husband and I as our big day approached. He loves what he does and wants to help each couple however he can. He made our ceremony special.Sent on 05/19/2019
Diana · Married on 05/11/2019
The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a real party. Rev.Patrick did an awesome job!Sent on 05/14/2019
Rob · Married on 04/27/2019
Great event - everybody commented on our Reverend / DJ!!Sent on 05/03/2019
Kristen Ragno · Married on 04/20/2019
Rev. Patrick Bryd is amazing. He’s so nice and gives helpful advice for wedding ceremony tips. Responded within minutes, and made sure everything went smoothly. He was also very assuring with his certifications and him making sure he would be to the events on time. His unique ceremony was the perfect touch to my husband and I’s ceremony. I’m so happy he was our officiant!Sent on 05/06/2019
Alison · Married on 04/17/2019
Rev. Patrick was amazing from the first coversation. He was very professional, had a great sense of humor and made sure things went the way my husband and I wanted.Sent on 04/18/2019
It was all about making that day about us. He was absolutely the best fit for myself and husband.
Thank you again, Rev. Patrick. It was a day that I had always envisioned and you help make it that way.
Michele Kelly · Married on 10/11/2018
Wonderful wedding on the beach
Hurricane Michael was on his way in the day we were supposed to get married. We asked Patrick if he could move the time from 6:00 pm to 2:00 and he was able to do so! The beach was empty because of the storm so it was perfect! It was a wonderful day! Patrick was very sweet!Sent on 03/04/2019
Christy · Married on 10/06/2018
Launa officiated my daughters wedding, she was amazing. Everything was set up for her vows exactly as she asked. Launa asked questions and suggestions to make the day perfect. She performed a unity ceremony with sand to signify the blending of the two families. She helped calm the bride down during all the rain and made it a perfect day.Sent on 08/25/2016
Heather · Married on 08/08/2018
We used her for our wedding on June 30th. She is absolutely the best! So nice, thoughtful, and willing to help with whatever you need! She works with couples one on one in order to understand and create the perfect ceremony. I would recommend her to any and everyone!! :) Thank you for making our day perfect!!Sent on 08/07/2018
Melissa · Married on 06/09/2018
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She made us feel at ease during our initial consultation and decisions on our ceremony. Rev. Launa made sure to incorporate what we wanted throughout the ceremony including our unity tree ceremony as well as an original poem reading by the best man. She was very outgoing and all of our guests enjoyed her as our officiant. We would highly recommend Rev. Launa's services. Thank you!Sent on 06/20/2018
Shannon · Married on 05/05/2018
Launa was amazing! When we met to create our own personal ceremony, she had books and passages to pick samples from. I found a twist on the oathing stone, and she got as excited about it as I was and we made sure it was in the ceremony. If you give her and idea, she will figure out how to incorporate it. Launa found an old Nordic tradition with swords that we worked into the wedding, but last minute were not able to use, so she just skipped that passage and nobody noticed. I have really bad anxiety and everybody knew this before hand. I did really good all day until I got up to the alter. My fight or flight kicked in and I almost had a panic attack. She recognized this and paused until it passed. If she hadn't, I would have been throwing up in the bushes. I would highly recommend Rev Launa to anybody, but you should also hire her husband Patrick as your Dj. He did the music for the ceremony and reception. Everything went so smooth and they work so well together it was amazing.Sent on 05/08/2018
Becky · Married on 05/04/2018
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing!! Our day was perfect and she fit the ceremony exactly to our wishes. My husband was a little (very!) nervous and she did great at keeping him calm and making sure he was ok! We could not have been happier with the outcome of our day!Sent on 05/09/2018
User7462758 · 1+ year ago
Rev. Launa was absolutely amazing!! She was flexible with time, place, wardrobe (our wedding was very casual and unique). She went over everything and was very organized. It went perfectly!! She even suggested things I hadn't thought of. We are having our formal wedding in October and will be using her again!!! Thanks so much Rev. Launa!!!Sent on 01/02/2017
Sheryl · Married on 10/21/2017
Rev Launa was recommended to us by our venue coordinator, and from our first meeting I knew she was the perfect officiant for our wedding! I'll admit when I started wedding planning, the ceremony was not something I put much thought into, I wanted to get through it and party with our loved ones. However in working with Rev Launa I realized that the content of my ceremony was actually quite important to myself as well as my now husband. She was so sweet and easy to work with, flexible with our schedules, and gave us so many options and examples. Even when we were stuck and had no idea how we were ever going to finish before the wedding, she helped us put together the most beautiful ceremony that was perfect for us, complete with our personally written vows and sand ceremony that included my children. Our guests have been telling us just how wonderful they thought our ceremony was! I'd definitely recommend Rev Launa to anyone in the Virginia Beach area looking to make their big day extra special!Sent on 11/20/2017
Alex · Married on 08/31/2017
Oh Launa! Such great things to say about her! We got married in Sandbridge on the beach and Launa helped make our dream into reality! We live in Canada and she made it super easy for us to plan our ceremony abroad. I am still getting goosebumps of our day on the beach. The ceremony was everything we wanted, it was personal and it reflected us! We had Launa's husband, Patrick, as our DJ which made things so much easier for music! If I had to do it all over again, we would choose Launa and Patrick!!Sent on 09/17/2017
Paul · Married on 07/16/2017
Launa Byrd was an absolute blessing. Prior to the actual ceremony, we met to discuss different possibilities for the wedding, She perfectly accommodated my wife and I by incorporated a semi-religious/modern vibe for the ceremony. All of the guest loved her, as she set a perfect mood for the night with her diligence and expertise. Equally, she maintained control when needed and made the ceremony exclusively about us. She was the main catalyst in a perfect wedding night. Thank you again Launa, and I hope you have blessed life.Sent on 08/15/2017
Jasmyne · Married on 12/23/2016
She is great!! she will work with you and make your day so much smoother. I would refer her to anyone that asks.. and it doesn't hurt that she is so nice and sweet.Sent on 01/11/2017
Ryann · Married on 10/29/2016
Our experience was great! Rev Byrd and his wife are a lovely pair! They came to our rescue at the last minute! Rev wore a white shirt I requested at last minute when we originally decided on a different color shirt. I really liked that our happiness was their main goal. Rev arrived promptly on time and called ahead of time to assure me he was on the way! I give 5 stars all around and without a doubt recommend for the next couple. We are also planning to do our youngest sons dedication with them. Thank you guys.Sent on 11/04/2016
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Nick · Married on 10/16/2016
My wife Leah and I were Married back in October with Rev. Launa, we couldn't have chosen anyone better for our wedding, she was attentive to our requests and schedule when needing to meet with her. She was very patient with us and was open to changes. She took the time to appreciate our families out of town and country during the ceremony; everybody loved her. From beginning to end she made everything go smooth with helping us set up our vows and the rest of the wordings to make our wedding day go great :) we would definitely recommend her :)Sent on 01/08/2017
Michelle · Married on 10/09/2016
A Blessing From Above provides excellent service for a great price. Both Launa and her husband were very accommodating and flexible when plans changed. Our ceremony changed drastically about one month prior to the official date and Launa adjusted as needed - going out of her way to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. She tailored the ceremony beautifully to our personalities, stayed in touch throughout the entire process, responded quickly to emails, and even drove through two feet of water to make it to our wedding! We could not have had a better experience with anyone else!Sent on 11/19/2016
Dwayne · Married on 09/24/2016
If you want someone who will provide you with many options but patiently allow you the time to make the ultimate decision...then you need "A Blessing From Above" (ABFA). If you want someone who will join in and help out at the ceremony to ensure it's a success...then you need ABFA. If you want someone who will speak from the heart and tear up your audience...then you need ABFA.Sent on 11/07/2016
We used them for renewing our vows on the beach and ABFA exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them to anyone needing similar services. We can't say enough about them!
Tabitha · Married on 09/18/2016
Where to start? After 10 years of being together, my fiancee and I set a date. Then, decided we wanted to get marred at the beach. I began to look around at different beaches and seen that Virginia Beach was beautiful, as well as offered the perfect place we wanted to say our vows to one another. However, it being my first time getting married, it was overwhelming, and looking at places or venues was discouraging, at first. I then begin to look for someone to do our ceremony. I found Blessings From Above Ceremonies and Services. The name alone was like a sign. However, after contacting them, Launa was quick to return my reply. She explained what services she offered, the different packages, and even gave me some idea of what I wanted, as well as where to look but I did not know it yet.Sent on 11/04/2016
After our first phone conversation, I was excited to get started on the resources she supplied. She kept in contact with me states away and helped me whenever I needed her. The resources she provided was so helpful and I was able to get the perfect photographer, along with other services we wanted. My fiancee at the time (now husband) and I Skyped with her to meet and talk about our vows. She helped and broke everything down to where we could have the perfect ceremony for us. She was quick to get the ceremony together and send it to me for approval. She also answered all my questions in regards to being prepared to get our marriage license once we got to Virginia Beach.
She was on time, professional, sweet, caring, and we just loved her. She made everything operate smooth and successful with the ceremony. If you have second thoughts about choosing her or her husband to perform your services, give her a call, and her professionalism and compassion for what you want your perfect day to be will put your mind at ease.
I hope your Wedding Day was a great as mine.
Thank you Launa, We love ya and hope one day we will be able to have you renew our vows!