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Autumn · Married on 10/06/2019
Wonderful ceremony thanks to Joan!
Joan was absolutely amazing! She was so easy going and took the extra time to truly get to know us. Taking that time allowed her to write a beautiful ceremony about us. We received so many compliments on what a wonderful ceremony it was. She just did such a good job with helping us put our story all together, directing our rehersal and made us prepared for what we should be doing at the ceremony. We are so thankful for her being apart of our day and you will be too!Sent on 10/16/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Autumn - I appreciate your kind review. You were an absolutely gorgeous, glowing bride and Joey's love for you shined!!! It was so much fun to be there with you two. You are an amazing couple with a bright future! I must say, your wedding was a highlight for me! Thanks again!
Katie · Married on 06/01/2019
Ceremony perfectly suited for us!
It was so nice to work with Joan! She tailored our ceremony perfectly for us after taking time to get to know us and our love story. It was a very smooth experience and she definitely made us feel comfortable and heard from planning to the big day!!Sent on 08/12/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Hi Katie and Christo - thanks SO much for the kind words. It was a pleasure being there with you two and sharing your love story. You knew what you wanted and it really was beautiful. Wishing your family happiness and a big hug to Ava!
Staci · Married on 09/29/2018
Working with Rev Joan was such a great experience! She listened to us and built a custom ceremony around our love story and our preferences. We received so many compliments about how our day was so focused on love and Rev Joan definitely set that tone from the very beginning! ♥️Sent on 01/26/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Staci - what a beautiful wedding in Lake Geneva! You two are an amazing couple, starting with being high school sweethearts to all the adventures you are sharing raising a family. It was so much fun being a part of your special day. Thanks for your kind words.
Samantha Dominski · Married on 09/21/2018
Reverend Joan got to know my husband and I so well that people thought that we’d known her for years. Upon meeting her, she took so many notes to make sure that our love story was exactly the way that it felt and happened for us. Our ceremony was short and sweet and absolutely perfect! She’s a dream come true!Sent on 01/31/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Thanks Samantha for your great review. I fell in love with you both!!!! What a gorgeous bride you were. I am glad that you both are still on a honeymoon!!!! It was so much fun!!!
Westin Fisk · Married on 09/02/2018
Professional and courteous
Rev. Joan was absolutely wonderful!Sent on 01/27/2019
She helped us immensely and was accommodating to our needs. She was at our rehearsal and gave us que's as to where to go and when and helped to relax me(the husband). She was very professional and beyond courteous.
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Hi Westin - you and Amanda had a beautiful wedding. I was glad to help you through it. Your vows were amazing!!!! So much love there! Thanks for the kind words.
Jessica · Married on 08/18/2018
Rev Joan was so pleasant to work with. From the beginning she made us feel like she really wanted to get to know us so she could create the perfect ceremony for us. What she wrote was so personal to us and our love story and was better than we could have ever imagined!!Sent on 01/13/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Jessica - thank SO much for the kind words. It was SUCH a pleasure being there. You had an amazing wedding!! I will always remember the wineyards. It was a beautiful setting and you two just glowed. Best always!
Kinzie Goldberg · Married on 06/02/2018
Joan saves the day!
Joan saved the day when our original person backed out and it was truly meant to be! We are a family of mixed faiths and we had issues when it came to our pastor working with a rabbi. When this happened my heart was so broken, and I was not lost in our wedding planning process. Hiring Joan, was not just a good choice because she covered all bases, but because she was apart of the healing process when it came to everything that had happened. I do not resent what happened with my pastor because it lead us to Joan. She sat in my kitchen and listened to us talk about our journey and took many MANY notes. All in all it was a truly amazing experience and I am so thankful she was apart of it all.Sent on 01/27/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Thanks so much Kinzie! I loved being there with your family. You and Adam are the best parents and an awesome couple. It was a beautiful wedding...lots of love and lots of fun!!
Jackie Gemein · Married on 05/19/2018
The best decision!
Choosing Joan as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. She made the process easy and enjoyable. It was really special to plan out what we wanted to say to each other and walk her through our story together. She put in a lot of time and really cared about making our ceremony special and she had a lot of great ideas and guidance. We got so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was. It was important to us to select someone who could customize it to be exactly how we envisioned and not just use someone required by the church or ceremony venue. And it was perfect. Thank you Joan for for giving us such a beautiful day!Sent on 01/13/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Hi Jackie and Mark - you are so kind. It was really an honor to work together with you to create your special ceremony. It was such a joyous occasion and you two had a very heartfelt love story to share!! Thank you!
Ben · Married on 12/31/2017
Great Ceremony by Joan!
Joan was very flexible in creating our perfect, customized ceremony. She did a great job on the big day - we received many compliments on the ceremony. We had no problems of any nature with Joan and would happily recommend her to anyone.Sent on 01/27/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Thanks for the review. It was a lovely wedding and I was so happy to be a part of your special day.
Kyle · Married on 08/19/2017
Joan is wonderful!
My wife Christine and I were honored to have Rev. Joan Fergus officiate our wedding. Reverend Joan was great to work with and was very flexible on making the ceremony our own. We were so happy with the outcome and received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. We couldn't have been happier!Sent on 02/05/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Thank you, Kyle and Christine, for the kind words. You had such a fun wedding. I enjoyed meeting your family and friends. You two really enjoyed your day. Thanks again!!
Yvonne Cavanaugh · Married on 08/27/2016
Wonderful Wedding Ceremony Officiant in Lake Geneva
My fiance and I wanted to have a very intimate wedding (this was our 2nd after 16+ years) with immediate family and closest friends. We both agreed on a non-denominational ceremony, but still wanted it to be meaningfull, filled with gratitude and spirituality. I spent a great deal of time reading reviews of wedding officiants and was referred to Rev. Joan Fergus. Rev. Joan was exactly what we were looking for. She met with us pre-wedding to get to know us as a couple, our history, our love story. From there, she helped us work on our vows and continued to communicate with us as needed up until our wedding day. Through this process we developed a very comfortable and warm rapport with Rev. Joan. As a result, it felt like a friend was officiating at our wedding. Our ceremony was everything we hoped it would be, the heart of our wedding day, with Rev. Joan making it heartfelt, meaningful and spiritual. Following the ceremony, many of our family and friends shared that this was one of the loveliest wedding ceremonies they have ever attended. Thank you Rev. Joan for making our special day unforgettable!Sent on 01/28/2019
Maxine Farmer · Married on 05/20/2016
The most personal and beautiful ceremony done by Joan
Our ceremony which Joan wrote wasn't your everyday wedding ceremony, it was our story, written with care and our history, letting our family and friends know how we became a couple, fell in love, and what we hoped for our future. Joan wanted to know us first, to know what our marriage meant to us, and how our families would want for us too. She wrote and delivered a ceremony that was personal and made everyone that witnessed it feel our love and commitment to each other. It could not have been any better! She took great care in listening to what we wanted in a ceremony and explaining to us what our vows would truly mean. Many of our family and friends said they never had been to a wedding where the ceremony was so personal and enjoyable too! Joan put us at ease with each step in our planning. She communicated well with us on the phone and through email and came to our home, which made it easier and more comfortable to talk about what our needs and wants were. By the time the wedding day had arrive, we considered Joan not only our Reverend, but our friend. If we could relive our wedding, we wouldn't want it any other way and we wouldn't want any other personal marrying us. Joan created a beautiful ceremony and memories for us that we will always cherish!Sent on 01/22/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Maxine - thank you SO much for those kind and thoughtful words. Your wedding was amazing! Your love for each other filled the room with so much joy. Working together to create your ceremony was so easy because of the wonderful love story you share. Yes, I consider you and Bob life-long friends. Thank you!
Meagan Kelly · Married on 06/08/2019
Super accommodating despite venue change!
Reverend Joan married my husband and I in June and we were happy to have her! Despite a last minute venue change the week of our wedding, Joan was cool, calm, and collected and helped run a smooth rehearsal and ceremony! We loved that we met Joan before the big day and were able to plan out everything for the ceremony beforehand, it helped reduce a lot of stress!Sent on 08/07/2019
Ceremonies by Joan's reply:Hi Meagan and Adam - thanks so much for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about your wedding. You looked so stunning in that dress!!!! And, you were able to stay calm and cool with all the support of family and friends that helped in the venue change as well. It was a lovely place and an awesome wedding. Thanks again!!!
Hayley · Married on 06/30/2018
We loved working with Joan! She's professional and friendly, and takes the time to really get to know you as a couple.Sent on 01/30/2019