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Samantha Millman · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Our romantic, spring wedding
Choosing Colleen to officiate our wedding was not a hard decision. She met up with me several months before the big day. I really liked her from the start. Her energy is very relaxed and I could tell she would be a good fit for us. Another unique thing that she offered was to 'personalize' our wedding. My husband wanted a short and sweet ceremony (and didn't want to say too many personal things), but I wanted it to be very personal and I wanted everybody to feel included. We filled out a questionnaire separately and she wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. We were able to edit it and we both felt very comfortable and excited with the words she spoke. Plus we get to keep a copy of it! On the actual wedding day we had to make quick decisions by changing the location of the ceremony due to rain. Colleen made this transition smooth and non-dramatic. We really appreciated everything she did for us. She was a big part of what made our day so special.Sent on 05/02/2019
Brittany · Married on 10/12/2019
Completely custom & meaningful
Coleen wrote a beautiful ceremony that fit our personalities. The other “officiants” we interviewed didn’t come close to this celebrant! She had us fill out separate in depth questionnaires and from there wrote our love story and a beautiful 30 min ceremony that was absolutely perfect! She was one of the best parts of our wedding. Thanks Colleen!Sent on 10/18/2019
Holly Hamm · Married on 07/04/2019
The Happiest Day
I stressed out a lot prior to my wedding day. So many expectations I felt others had put on me. Friends and coworkers constantly asking and assuming I wanted a traditional wedding and would be doing things the “normal” way. Well, I’ve never really been like that and for a while was set on eloping with my husband in order to avoid wedding day stress. Finally I knew in my heart that it was important to me to include only those closest in my family to my special moment. Choosing the right person to officiate such a small and intimate ceremony at my parents home was stressful. I had no idea how Colleen would be able to handle our tiny living room with my mom, dad, dog, husband, and my dads small phone mounted on a tripod recording the whole thing. I was blessed to realize she was the perfect fit! Colleen was sweet and kind and fit right into our intimate gathering. She wrote customized vows, in which she included details of our meeting and courtship. She was kind enough to send us a copy after the ceremony. I would recommend Colleen to anyone and everyone. She was truly a blessing on my happiest day.Sent on 09/09/2019
Colleen Good Ceremonies's reply:I am so moved! I that tiny room was filled with love. It reminded me what weddings are really all about.
Sam Brad · Married on 05/11/2019
Thanks Colleen for helping us make our wedding ceremony truly meaningful. You successfully weaved in all the themes and important messages we wanted to include – our love story, the urban river location, honoring our parents … all put to our own musical score with treasured readings by loved ones. You helped us rehearse with ease and show up ready to go on the big day without any fuss or stress.
I heard from many family members and friends who shared thy were really touched by our ceremony – a very special experience.
Thank you! Samantha and Brad, May 2019Sent on 09/02/2019
Whitney Sommerville · Married on 06/16/2018
The Perfect Ceremony
Colleen honestly could not have been better. She crafted the absolute perfect ceremony for us. We have continued receiving compliments months later. She went out of her way to get to know my husband and I in order to make the ceremony perfectly tailored towards our personalities and what was important to us. Colleen also allowed for recognition of loved ones in a very personal and beautiful way. I personally never imagined that an officiant could complete such a beautiful, personal and unique ceremony. If you want an officiant who will put continuous effort into giving you the perfect and most heartfelt ceremony, Colleen in the right person.Sent on 11/10/2018
Paula · Married on 03/31/2018
Colleen was wonderful to work with and made our ceremony feel perfect. She was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process and really made the ceremony feel so personal and heartfelt. With everything we wanted to be included in our ceremony, Colleen definitely made that possible. Our guests loved how Colleen made the ceremony feel so personal and centered around our relationship. It was such a pleasure to work with Colleen and we cannot recommend her enough.Sent on 05/01/2018
Lori · Married on 11/12/2017
Colleen was wonderful to work with, and we're so grateful we chose her to officiant our wedding. She did an awesome job writing our ceremony and was super flexible in incorporating our feedback. She was great at the rehearsal and during the actual ceremony too.Sent on 12/03/2017
Terry · Married on 04/29/2017
When we met Colleen the first time, we talked about our relationship, how we met, and gave her our basic vision of the type of ceremony we wanted. Colleen has a great process: Three months before the ceremony, she sent each of us a questionnaire with instructions not to share with the other what we wrote. Based on what we wrote, Colleen crafted (and this is just the right word to use) a ceremony and we received her first draft roughly four weeks before the wedding. For both of us, it was a good surprise to discover what the other said, thought, and felt about our relationship, our shared vision, and what we expected as our relationship matured. This was truly one of the best experiences we had. The ceremony as written was great. We made some minor adjustments simply because seeing the completed document gave us other thoughts; but, on the whole, the ceremony Colleen conceived remained intact.Sent on 07/24/2017
Having the ceremony as a complete reflection of personalities and our “messaging” to our guests really was the best part about having Colleen customize the ceremony. While we expected our friends and relatives to compliment the ceremony, we were surprised and delighted when the guests neither of us knew commented on how beautiful and emotional the ceremony was.
All in all, working with Colleen gave us one of our greatest and most delightful surprises.
Greg · Married on 06/18/2016
Our wedding ceremony was perfect! Our guests loved how Colleen told our story so personally and how she effectively incorporated our favorite song and our winery venue into the ceremony. Colleen made us feel completely comfortable from the moment we met her and throughout the process she really connected with us and understood what we wanted from the ceremony. Thank you Colleen for being such an important part of our day and our lives!Sent on 08/09/2016
Alexis · Married on 02/07/2016
My wife Andrea and I absolutely loved our ceremony. We wanted something simple, and with conflicting schedules, were resigned to a courthouse wedding, when we came across Colleen. From our first contact she treated us with the same care as she would a large event, and on the big day managed to make our 'simple' ceremony into something we will cherish forever! There wasn't a dry eye to be found afterward; it was simply perfect and more than we ever expected. We highly recommend Colleen for all of your life's celebrations, and will certainly use her services in the future!Sent on 02/08/2016
Colleen Good Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Alexis!
Danielle · Married on 10/17/2015
Colleen worked closely with my fiance and me to make our ceremony personal. It was exactly what we wanted! We received a lot of compliments from friends and family on how personal our ceremony was. A lot of guests commented that the ceremony was beautiful and different than a "church" ceremony. Colleen listened to our feedback and worked nicely with the staff at our venue to make our wedding perfect.Sent on 03/16/2016
Danielle · Married on 10/17/2015
Colleen worked closely with us to make our ceremony unique. It was exactly what we wanted! She was very responsive to emails and willing to change any aspect of our ceremony. She even sent reminder emails about getting her our questionnaires on time and suggestions about the readings and vows we selected. We received a lot of compliments from friends and family on how personal our ceremony was. A lot of guests commented that the ceremony was beautiful and a nice change to the traditional church ceremony. Colleen listened to our feedback and worked nicely with the staff at our venue to make our wedding perfect and memorable! Danielle and MarkSent on 07/27/2016
Jordan · Married on 10/03/2015
We could not have asked for a better experience from our celebrant than we received from Colleen. The original meeting with her was quick and easy, and the follow up "getting to know you" packet she had us complete to get to know us was fun to fill out together. A couple of days before the wedding, Colleen sent us a draft of the ceremony, using bits and pieces from our completed packet to create a 100% tailored wedding ceremony for us. We didn't even have to edit it - it was perfect the first time around! After the ceremony, many of our guests complemented us on the ceremony in particular, and a few even said it was the best ceremony they've ever attended. If you're getting married in the tri-state area, hiring Colleen is a MUST!Sent on 12/03/2015
Chelsey · Married on 10/03/2015
Colleen was beyond amazing for our wedding. SO many people came up to me to tell me that they had never been to such a heartfelt and unique ceremony. Having a completely crafted to US ceremony was definitely worth it.Sent on 01/20/2016
User4382542 · 2+ years ago
Collen was a dream to work with. She brought several ideas and concepts to our initial meeting and was truly happy to provide us with our ideal ceremony. She helped us stay on track with planning and was completely accessible and reliable with feedback and suggestions on how to improve the ceremony. We feel so lucky we were able to find such a genuine and dedicated person to help us so much on our special day.Sent on 09/07/2014
Rachel · Married on 05/31/2014
We were looking for a very personalized wedding ceremony that would reflect our relationship and personalities. Colleen provided just that and more! We met with her and filled out detailed questionnaires to help her develop our ceremony. The result was truly amazing! Guests kept telling us how special it was, and how much they enjoyed hearing such a unique, and honest wedding that actually reflected the bride and groom instead of something generic.Sent on 10/10/2014
Colleen was very prompt in answering all of our questions, and arrived to the rehearsal and wedding right when she said would. She was reliable, trust-worthy, and also affordable. You should feel at-ease trusting her with your big day.
User3671592 · 2+ years ago
Colleen performed the wedding ceremony for my son and his wife-it was so beautiful-one of the best I've ever heard. The best part was the she made it so personal and meaningful to them. Everyone who attended kept talking about how wonderful it was. Best of all,my daughter in law said that working on the ceremony with Colleen was her favorite part of planning the wedding. they were both so happy with the way it turned out.Sent on 11/11/2013
User3972455 · 2+ years ago
Colleen did an amazing job officiating our wedding. She made us feel extremely comfortable and really got to know us so she was able to write and perform a perfect wedding ceremony. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and included our own words and words of our friends. She gave us a number of drafts so we were able to work with her until it was just how we wanted it. We were nervous about selecting someone we didn't know to officiate our wedding but it turned out amazing. All of our guests loved how personal she made it. I would definitely recommend her to others. It was the highlight of the night!Sent on 03/16/2014
Shannon · Married on 08/31/2013
Colleen was great she really made it easy to prepare for this wedding. She tried to incorporate all the family's needs. It was a pleasure to work with her.Sent on 09/09/2013
Norman · Married on 09/24/2012
Colleen went out her way to make sure that our marriage and reception were perfect in every way, from the ceremony to the spread for the reception. We were exceptionally please with every aspect.Sent on 05/04/2013
User4719610 · 2+ years ago
We loved working with Colleen for our wedding. We wanted a secular ceremony and something very personal, while limiting the ceremony to 30 minutes. Seemed like a tall order, but together we got it done! We loved filling out our "couples' survey" and felt that it gave us the opportunity to really tell our story and loop our family and friends into the ceremony. Colleen offered suggestions but was very flexible. She was open to doing multiple drafts/changes to the ceremony as it firmed up. She attended our rehearsal and dealt with our large, somewhat unruly group well :-P Would definitely recommend.Sent on 01/20/2015