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Chase Blakney · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Well where to start.... I suppose the initial interview would be the best place. From Day one, Bethel made everything seamless and fun! Her experience really shined in all the detail she put into the questionnaires, homework assignments and swift responses. I can’t quite say that we had an expectation, but had we, one thing is certain - she without a doubt would have exceeded it as she knocked it clear out of the park!!!! Our feelings alone solidified our selecting in her, but we had more than a handful of people express just how good she was from their perspective as well! We would highly recommend adding her to perspective list, as we are confidant in your subsequent choosing in her! Cheers to you on your wedding day!Sent on 04/30/2019
Mel & Chase
Linda Evers · Married on 09/14/2019
Bethel was professional and personable from the first email to our wedding to the follow up after our wedding!Sent on 10/05/2019
Bethel came highly recommended by our wedding venue coordinator and on WeddingWire. We had high expectations going into the process and Bethel far exceeded those expectations.
We can’t say enough good things about her professionalism and fun loving attitude! We highly recommend Bethel to anyone getting married!
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I absolutely loved getting to know you two and your very loving and supportive relationship - and being able to celebrate that with those who matter most to you! I cannot wait to see what this next chapter in life holds, and all of the adventures ahead. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your relationship and of your marriage!
Lori Ehrhardt · Married on 09/07/2019
Inspiring, touching, funny, meaningful and personal
Bethel, no words can describe how happy we were with our ceremony. How many people came up to us to tell us that was the best ceremony they had ever been to was overwhelming. They loved how personal, meaningful and inspiring it was. You truly made our celebration so special. You are so gifted at helping express people’s lives and made us feel so special in the process. Your words to us outside of ceremony will always stick in my mind too. You have a special place in our hearts and lives. Thank you so much for everything! So much love,Sent on 09/16/2019
Marcus & Lori Ehrhardt
Victoria Tarantino · Married on 08/31/2019
Bethel was FANTASTIC! Words cannot describe how amazing she was!Sent on 09/22/2019
Emily · Married on 08/10/2019
Bethel is the best of the best!!
Bethel is THE BEST and I can’t say enough wonderful things about her! My husband and I weren’t having a religious ceremony and were clueless when it came to selecting an officiant, but fortunately our wedding coordinator recommended Bethel and she happened to be available on our wedding day (which our coordinator later told us we were incredibly lucky since Bethel gets booked up well in advance!)Sent on 09/01/2019
We knew we wanted to work with Bethel the second we met her. She was warm and kind, funny, and immediately made us feel comfortable. She was professional, helpful, thorough, and detail-oriented in all of her communication and made the process so much easier for us. We had no idea what we were doing coming into this and Bethel gave us so many ideas, tips, and recommendations, and provided exceptional guidance throughout the entire process.
The “homework” she gave us to get to know us better was fun to do and really helped my husband and I keep coming back to the why behind our marriage and what the wedding day is all about. The way Bethel weaved in our responses made for the perfect ceremony and really let our guests know who we were (both as individuals and as a couple) and we couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony turned out. We got the most amazing and genuine feedback from our guests, saying it was the most honest, heartfelt, and personal ceremony they had ever attended. Everyone we talked to said they cried during the ceremony and were just blown away.
I don’t love being the center of attention and leading up to the wedding I was feeling nervous about standing (and speaking) in front of 100 people, but standing up there with Bethel (and my husband of course!) put me at ease. She smiled throughout and winked at me a couple of times, and I knew there was nothing to be nervous about. I actually enjoyed being up there!
It was honor to have Bethel be a part of our special day and we can’t recommend her enough! She is AMAZING in every way and helped make our ceremony personal, memorable, and a true reflection of my husband and me. It’s clear that she cares so much about her work and her couples and it was an absolute joy to work with her. Book her immediately, you won’t be disappointed!
Isabel Kelly · Married on 08/03/2019
Amazing!! THE best!
She worked with us to make our wedding ceremony specifically geared to us. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect wedding. She worked with us on everything to make it exactly how we wanted.Sent on 08/06/2019
Celeste · Married on 06/16/2019
Bethel went above and beyond for our wedding. The ceremony was perfect and we had many people come up to us saying that our officiant did an amazing job. We recommend her absolutely and don’t regret choosing her either!! She made us feel comfortable and our ceremony wasn’t actually boring like most ceremonies! IF you want to put your own touch into your ceremony go with her!Sent on 05/14/2019
Nicolina Hallock · Married on 06/09/2019
Bethel is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and to have her be such a big part of your special day makes planning even better. She is so sincere and caring and works with you to plan your ceremony exactly the way you want. She makes your ceremony so personal and memorable. All of our guests kept telling us that our ceremony was their favorite part of our wedding- and my husband and I agree!Sent on 07/19/2019
Hao Teng · Married on 06/04/2019
Bethel is the best
We are so lucky to have Bethel as our officiant! She was so prepared and considerate. She customized her speech for each couple. Our ceremony was so successfully because of her. You will never regret to have her as your officiant!Sent on 05/06/2019
adrienne · Married on 05/25/2019
Shows the soul of the couple with love, laughter & reverence.
I met Bethel through my Maid of Honor and since my MOH & I are in the Wedding & Event industry I knew Bethel was going to be good. But after meeting Bethel and getting to know her, I found that she is AMAZING! There was no need to look or talk to anyone else. My now husband & I loved her energy and approach to weddings. I know first hand that weddings can become about family and not about the couple, Ryan & I really wanted it to be about us and our story. We wanted our wedding to celebrate us and our love story. Bethel has a true gift to bring out the couple's soul and celebrate it. She guides you through what can be the overwhelming process of building a ceremony in a seamless and stress free fashion. It was FUN! She showcases the love and story of the couple with love, laughter, reverence, and uniqueness. I have planned and worked on almost a hundred weddings but I have never met anyone like Bethel. Our guests were moved & captivated by Bethel and how she unfolds the ceremony. I can't say enough about Bethel. She truly is one of a kind and we are honored and blessed to have had her be apart of our special day and showcase our love in the best lightSent on 06/19/2019
Brooke King · Married on 05/18/2019
Bethel is the absolute best, from start to finish she makes you feel comfortable and taken care of. She is so quick to reply to any questions, provided a fun survey for us to complete that was incorporated into our wedding ceremony. I cannot say enough good things about her! Our ceremony was my favorite part of the day because how special she made it for us. It really represented who we are as a couple! Hire her!! You will not be disappointed.Sent on 05/27/2019
David Gouzoules · Married on 05/04/2019
When my wife and I asked our wedding planner for recommendations for an officiant, she immediately recommended Bethel and we got in touch with her. From our first correspondence and FaceTime with her (at her request to get to know us better!), we were thrilled. Bethel takes her job very seriously and does everything she can to make sure that the ceremony is touching, deeply personal, and memorable. She has a fantastic process by which she gets to know both individuals and the couple together, and she is just as invested as the bride and groom. Our ceremony was tear-jerkingly beautiful and we will always cherish it. Bethel also is very proactive in reminding you of upcoming deadlines, duties, helpful hints, etc. We are so happy we chose her, and we look forward to staying in touch with her for years to come. We HIGHLY recommend Bethel!Sent on 05/24/2019
ROBERT MARTIN · Married on 03/30/2019
Jason was amazing!
We lost our officiant due to an injury ONE WEEK before our wedding. Jason with one questionnaire was able to prepare a beautiful ceremony better than we could have imagined. Jason, thank you so much.Sent on 06/15/2019
Lauren Fisk · Married on 03/16/2019
Meaningful and Authentic
Bethel came highly recommended to us when we were searching for an officiant. She may be more expensive than a lot of others, but I believe she is worth every penny and more.Sent on 04/06/2019
She got to know us at an initial meeting in person, and then further through her online process of questions and assignments that helped us articulate why we were getting married and what it meant to us. I don’t know how she finds the time to get to know all of her couples’ stories so well, but at the ceremony, it felt like she was a very close friend who was marrying us.
Bethel is a masterful speaker, commanding the attention of the crowd with meaningful words and bringing many of them to joyful tears.
Leading up to our wedding, she was in constant communication with us about details, different ideas for components of the ceremony (we chose to do a celtic handfasting ritual) and drafts of what would be spoken.
She even guided us through the process of getting our marriage license application and took it in for us - we really didn’t have to worry about a thing as far as our ceremony was concerned!
We are so grateful that this woman found her calling and that we found her for our wedding!
Ashlin Santana · Married on 03/01/2019
Above and Beyond
Bethel was nothing short of AMAZING. We called her at short notice and she was more than willing to work with us. She helped us with so much more than being an officiant and keeping us organized. She added to our ceremony and made it so personal. It meant so much to us and our friends and family talk about it to this day. You will not be Disappointed when you book her! Thank you Bethel 🖤Sent on 03/19/2019
Stefanie · Married on 02/01/2019
Bethel is amazing!
We cannot say enough amazing things about Bethel! My wife, then fiancee, and I met her at the Bridal Bazaar and of anyone has been to one of those you know you meet so many people and have so many conversations, some better than others. Most conversations and quick and sometimes awkward but when we walked up to Bethel the conversation just flowed! She is such a personable person and so likable. After that conversation we knew she was the one we needed to marry us!Sent on 02/20/2019
After email conversations we sat down and really talked about the different elements we wanted in our wedding and it was a great feeling to hear someone so on board with our ideas and making things work.
Bethel's "homework" is hands down the best thing ever! She takes the time to get to know the couple as well as build this amazing ceremony centered around the couple; we loved it. She also works with the couple to build every little aspect of the ceremony with the couple and that is something so unique. She has so many different ceremony ideas that literally every couple can find something that works for them and include who they are as a couple. Bethel was also very open to using new quotes and ideas that we had and had no problem working them into the ceremony. She sent us drafts of the ceremony to go over and just reading them together had us in tears.
On the day of the wedding Bethel showed up early and ready to go and even when our speakers didnt work, she didn't miss a beat. Everyone at our wedding complimented us on our beautiful and unique ceremony.
We could not have asked for anyone more amazing to officiate our wedding and marry us! Bethel was so helpful throughout the entire wedding process and so many of our other vendors had nothing but amazing things to say about her as well.
We love Bethel!!!!
Kanima · Married on 01/26/2019
Bethel was the exactly what we needed for the special something!
More than anything, the ceremony itself was of the utmost importance to have be something special, unique, and memorable. Bethel delivered all that and more! We are SO thrilled we decided to hire her for our big day. By the end of her process, you’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend.Sent on 02/13/2019
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so very very much, Kanima! I so loved and appreciated knowing from the very start that you two truly cared about the ceremony and wanted it yours. And your letting me do that with and for you, and watching you two enjoy it all come together in those really neat moments, was so much fun. Thank you!
Lauren Waldow · Married on 01/19/2019
We eloped and Bethel helped us create memories that will last a lifetime!
Bethel did the most outstanding job lovingly creating, handling and delivering our elopement ceremony. With it just being the two of us, it was paramount that we partner with an officiant that we would be proud to include in our perfect day, share with our family and friends back home, and remember for years to come. When we met Bethel, we knew immediately that our search was over. Bethel is one of the warmest, most kind individuals, and she genuinely cares about love and happiness. She keeps it very real and she also makes you work for it, because she wants your ceremony to be as unique and one-of-a-kind as you two are! She had us fill out secret questionnaires that really dug deep into the meaning of our relationship, how we feel about one another and what we plan to do in the future. When she read these woven entries to us during our ceremony, it was such a tearful and special moment that we will never forget.Sent on 01/21/2019
Eloping like we did, all of the planning and preperation was on us: the bride and groom. But when we decided to work with Bethel, she took so much of the stress away from us just knowing that she would be there to help navigate us through such a monumentous occasion. She's so professional, knowledgable and communicative throughout the entire process. I love how thorough she is, because it proves just how much she cares about every one of her couples! She provided answers to many questions we had and also gave us a lot of information and choices on how to best construct our ceremony so that it uniquely fits us as a couple.
When we began our ceremony on our wedding day, Bethel told us to take a deep breath and really take in the surroundings... and honestly, that's what it felt like working with her: you can take a deep breath and focus on your surroundings, live in the moment of your wedding day, because she will take care of your ceremony for you and encourage you to absorb just how beautiful, important and special this moment is for you two.
We are lucky to have worked with her and so happy to call her a friend. We feel that it was an honor to be considered one of her many awesome couples!
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I had such a ball working with you two and am grateful that you let me in, behind the curtain of your really great relationship, and allowed me to fully celebrate you in such an intimate and fun way! You two absolutely are one of my awesome couples, and always will be!
Emilie Clark · Married on 12/28/2018
She did an absolutely wonderful job! We received nothing but complements from all of our guests after the ceremony. They way she works with you to put the ceremony together was the best experience we had. My husband and I just love Bethel! We couldn’t have dreamed of a better ceremony if we tried.Sent on 12/29/2018
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so so much, Emilie! I so loved working with you and Curtis, and so enjoyed watching you both (and your friends and families) enjoy it all in those really neat moments!
Othello · Married on 12/15/2018
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Thank you!
Bethel was the most fitting person to marry my husband and I. She is warm, patient, accommodating, and made us feel relaxed during the first meeting . Her 'homework' was beneficial and significant in shaping our ceremony, and that it was 'us'. We are grateful for having her as our officiant... she is the best!!Sent on 01/02/2019
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so very much, Othello!! It was a pleasure and absolutely an honor to celebrate what you two have built and where you are headed together! Thank you for trusting me to celebrate you two in the way you deserved to be celebrated!
Rachel J · Married on 11/16/2018
Truly a one of a kind experience...AMAZING!
I am simply writing this review because I truly can't say enough great things about Bethel! My husband and I tell everyone that our ceremony was one of our favorite moments about our entire wedding and that working with Bethel was our FAVORITE part of the entire wedding process. Bethel is not only a joy to work with because of her positive attitude and timely professionalism, but she truly takes her time to get to know you as a couple and personalize your wedding ceremony. All of our friends and family have commented on what a great job she did at explaining our story and really letting our friends and family know who WE are as individuals and as a couple. We were really nervous to find an officiant that we would connect with and who would understand what marriage means to us, but Bethel EXCEEDED every expectation! I would recommend her to any and everyone looking for a thoughtful and personalized wedding ceremony.Sent on 11/16/2018
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so so much, Rachel!! I so loved working with you two and you have no idea how much it made my heart sing when you told me - before the wedding - that working with me was your favorite part of the process! Truly, that meant more to me than you could ever know. And then getting to watch you two - and all who care for you - enjoy what we created together was such a joy!
Kaleigh Burnett · Married on 11/03/2018
Wedding with Cermonies by Bethel
I could not have been happier with Bethel and the ceremony she created for us! She was incredibly kind and professional at the same time. She answered my seemingly silly questions and gave us tips on things to remember along the way. Great to work with!Sent on 11/08/2018
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so so much! I promise you, Kaleigh, those questions are never silly as long as we on this side remember that it's your first time going through this whole process. All good, as I'm happy to get to help, and I loved getting to celebrate you two!
Kaila · Married on 11/01/2018
Beautiful Palm Springs Ceremony
Bethel was amazing to work with from front to finish! She made the entire process stress-free and brought a true sense of who we are to the ceremony. We had a very intimate wedding and she felt like a member of the family during that time. Bethel was extremely communicative and quick to respond! She guided us through the weeks before with ease and a smile. She has a lovely sense of humor and I would suggest her for any ceremony you want to be the most special it can. Thanks again, Bethel!Sent on 11/07/2018
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thank you so much, again, Kaila, for making me a part of your super intimate and really beautiful and special celebration! I loved helping you two make it yours, and loved watching you two enjoy it all as it came together, both laughter and the mushy moments too!
Nay · Married on 10/02/2018
About a year ago I was just like you, scouring the internet for reviews and not sure where to begin on finding an officiant especially for a destination wedding. To be honest I was hesitant to think we would find anyone states away who had never met us that would still be able to do justice to the small intimate ceremony we wanted... then in "walked" Bethel.Sent on 10/14/2018
I reached out to Bethel through email and instantly felt at ease. We made an appointment to face time and had a lovely conversation. From that day forward she was there every step of the way to help in anyway possible (recommendations for other vendors, honeymoon locations, writing of the vows, you name it!). The homework assignment was a lot of fun and helped Bethel get a better sense of who we are as a couple. I also appreciated the vast variety of ceremony options and readings (we went with the wine box and love letter ceremony).
By the time the ceremony came around you would have thought we had been friends for years! I loved at the beginning of the ceremony when she took a moment to tell us both to breathe lol. We were both excited and nervous but her friendly reminder and words of encouragement helped us focus on the ceremony and really take in the entire experience. The family members who were in attendance were blown away by the loving and thoughtful ceremony. I especially love that she sent the printed ceremony to us afterwards so we can read over it again and again.
Did I mention she wore fish earnings to go with the theme of the wedding (all the guys wore fish ties)!! As I said.. a year ago I was just like you. Today I can tell you- Your search is over because you will not find a better more loving or supportive person to guide you through your special day.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Bethel!
Shenee and Lainey Kross
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Getting to wear my fish earrings - yes yes yes! :D Truly, I had so much fun with the two of you, and loved helping you make this whole experience truly yours, and worthy of what you have. Kicking off your marriage together, in the way that you and we did, was such a joy and honor. Thank you for allowing me to do so, with and for you two! XO
Matt Harris · Married on 09/22/2018
Bethel was the PERFECT officiant for our wedding. Bethel helped guide us to the perfect ceremony. She made created an intimate, personal and fun ceremony - it was perfect for us and all that attended.Sent on 02/09/2019
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Thanks so much, Matt! It was a pleasure to work with you and Lindsey, and so much fun helping you two to have something that fit you best and was worthy of what you share!