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Ali Stamport · Married on 04/11/2020
Rev. Simmons-the best there is!
There are no words to describe how special this individual is and how God has truly given him a gift. Our ceremony was so personable and comfortable. It was done with grace, charm, and professionalism. You are the best Rev. Simmons! You will always be a part of our hearts! I'm still speechless-thank you sincerely!Sent on 11/19/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Ali!! The love between you, Darwin and the girls was so beautiful and I appreciate the honor of being a part of such an amazing celebration of love. May all your dreams become a reality!
Cecilia Cristina Helmick · Married on 02/20/2020
We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! Stephen is awesome and will always be the person I recommend to everyone!!!Sent on 02/29/2020
Rachel Walker · Married on 12/14/2019
Kind, charming and professional
He found a way to read and interpret a script that we wrote perfectly. He did not make it a production about himself. He allowed my grandfather to run the ceremony via cell phone actually. I really felt like I knew him forever. I have no regrets choosing him.Sent on 12/20/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Rachel!! I could feel the love and admiration you have for your grandfather from the first day we spoke. I'm so thankful for technology and that your grandfather although in this 80's and health not what it used to be, was able to celebrate with us from California. I'll never forget the first ring you gave Curtis too, and his response showed his love for you, very special!!
Melanie · Married on 09/21/2019
A true professional
If you want someone who know's exactly what their doing, this is the guy for you. Stephen is truly a professional at what he does and has it down to a science. After getting off the pleasant 30+ minute phone consultation I had with him, I knew that having him apart of my wedding day was a stress-free bullet-proof plan. On the day of, he showed up early to greet the wedding parties and did his thing. My only regret was not paying the additional fee for him to attend the rehearsal. He had more direction and experience than my day of planner.Sent on 12/20/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Melanie, it was a beautiful ceremony and what a great display of those that have served our country and communities when we honored Michael and the others. I appreciate your kindness!!
Kallie Lerchbacker · Married on 07/26/2019
Stephen made our ceremony so special!
Stephen was so easy and fun to work with. We did a phone interview with him before committing and he explained the whole process so nicely. He knows exactly what needs to happen when and calmed my nerves the day of. He helped make our ceremony so special and unique.Sent on 08/02/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Kallie, it was an honor to celebrate with you, Brett and your family and friends. Continue to persevere :-) as you did with the sun in your face during parts of the ceremony.
Debra Noll and Jacques Benun · Married on 05/12/2019
Organized, Prompt and an Authentic Ceremony Result
Stephen Simmons from I Do Ceremonies was wonderful to work with. He is extremely organized, prompt in responding, and has some great resources to choose from for the ceremony verbiage. We discussed tone and style and Stephen made us feel comfortable during the ceremony which was beautiful, genuine and felt like "us." We still have guests commenting on how lovely it was!Sent on 09/08/2019
Jessica White · Married on 05/08/2019
Exceptional and friendly wedding service
We were scrambling for someone to perform the wedding ceremony at the VA hospice. Stephen was amazing and made the whole experience less stressful!Sent on 05/21/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Jessica. I was honored to be a part of such a special moment with you, Jason and the girls. I'm glad Jason had a chance to share the moment with his grandparents and trust it brought some joy to them too.
Susan Garfield · Married on 05/04/2019
Could not have been better!
Stephen was nothing short of wonderful. From the first meeting with him (a whole year before our big day) we immediately knew that he was a great fit. Stephen was prepared with answers to questions that we didn't even know we had and he made the process of designing our ceremony as organized and easy as it could be. He guided us with options and suggestions while also making us feel like this was our own ceremony that we could personalize as much as we wanted - it was our day and there was no wrong way to do it. He gave us gentle reminders leading up to the day (helpful since my husband and I both tend to procrastinate). And even though we didn't deliver our final draft to him until the night before the wedding, he delivered it flawlessly. He was comfortable and funny, warm and genuine, kind and welcoming. I think the compliment we heard most at the wedding was with regards to Stephen and our ceremony. We truly could not have been happier.Sent on 10/18/2019
Cayla Morrow · Married on 01/04/2019
Stephen made our ceremony so special!
Having Stephen as our officiant was one of the best decision we made leading up to our wedding! We were able to customize our entire ceremony, and having suggestions for our selections from the website was awesome. It was a relaxed, no-stress, incredibly heartfelt ceremony. THANK YOU Stephen!!!!Sent on 01/13/2019
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Cayla, it was an honor to be a part of such a beautiful celebration! The inclusion of your dog, the beautiful arch Sebastian made, the unity ceremony and your custom vows all made it special! May you continue to have amazing adventures as husband and wife. I trust Belize was amazing!!
Marina · Married on 10/27/2018
Highly recommend! Stephen Simmons did an excellent job helping us plan and create our own personalized / customized ceremony. His website is so comprehensive with so many fun ideas to incorporate. He responded so quickly to all our emails and we had multiple phone conversations to make sure everything was perfect. I never felt lost in the process, because he was there to guide us on all the steps, including obtaining our marriage license / doing the paperwork afterward. Loren Jones officiated our ceremony and did a fabulous job. He has such a gentle, calm demeanor and is extremely friendly and responsive to emails and requests. He truly wanted our day to be perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better ceremony. These guys truly care, and we feel so lucky to have had them officiate our special day. A+ !!Sent on 11/26/2018
Jourdan Leonard · Married on 10/27/2018
Stephen with I do ceremonies was great! Very professional, organized and on top of things. I had no worries. So glad I went with I do ceremonies!Sent on 11/28/2018
Marilyn Cooper · Married on 10/21/2018
Stephen Simmons, Wedding Officiant
Stephen was a great wedding officiant; he was very cognizant to the mood of the wedding and fit easily into his role. I felt like we had known Stephen as a life long friend even though we had just met for the first time the day of our wedding. I recommend Stephen Simmons highly!Sent on 11/28/2018
Jennifer & Ogami · Married on 08/12/2018
We live out-of-state and I was nervous about finding an officiant we would love! However, after some online searching we came upon I Do Ceremonies and Stephen had such great reviews! So I went ahead and booked a meeting with him. Within 5 minutes of our initial meeting, I knew he was the person we wanted to officiate our wedding! He is so welcoming and definitely knows what he's doing. He answered any questions we had and we even incorporated the arras and lasso ceremony. Everything went great during the ceremony, he made it run so smoothly and perfect! He has a great personality and knows how to make everyone feel at ease! I would definitely recommend him!!Sent on 09/23/2018
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Thank you for the honor of celebrating with you!! May all your dreams become a reality!
Jalissa · Married on 07/22/2018
Stephen did a wonderful job for our wedding. He really listened to our input on how we wanted the ceremony to go and brought a warm and fun energy to the ceremony. He induced laughs with jokes along the way and maintained professionalism and a positive attitude...even when the maid of honor fainted! He was the perfect choice as our officiant!Sent on 09/12/2018
Arlynnda · Married on 07/12/2018
Stephen was the best wedding officiant we could have asked for!! We met him at a wedding "open house" and immediately knew we wanted him to officiate our big day. He told us about his website and how we could personalize our ceremony and make it exactly the way we wanted. His website was very thorough and user-friendly and he was answered any questions we asked. We opted for a rehearsal and he walked us through everything we needed to know about the ceremony process. Our ceremony was PERFECT!! During the reception we received many compliments on how smoothly the ceremony went and how much everyone enjoyed it. We are SO HAPPY we chose I Do Ceremonies for our wedding!!!Sent on 08/01/2018
I Do Ceremonies's reply:Arlynnda, thank you for the opportunity to celebrate with you and Vance! It was a little hot in July, but your love for one another made everyone forget about the elements and focus on your beautiful ceremony!
Bree · Married on 07/01/2018
Stephen was amazing! He tailored the service just to our liking!!Sent on 07/14/2018
Christine · Married on 06/12/2018
I cannot say enough good things about Stephen Simmons and our experience at Silo and Oak. The venue itself is so beautiful (the pictures really don't do it justice!!), and Stephen really went above and beyond our expectations. When meeting with Stephen, I could hear the joy in his voice every time he talked about other weddings, and shared ideas with us for our day. We were able to customize our ceremony to what we wanted and I couldn't be happier with how my wedding turned out. Even though ours was a small wedding, Stephen made my husband and I feel just as important as a big wedding party. To anyone getting married, please take the time to check out this venue. It is well worth the time, and you will be guaranteed an officiant who genuinely cares about his couples!Sent on 06/18/2018
Julie · Married on 04/20/2018
As the Mother of the Bride starting the planning process of my only daughter's wedding a year ago was daunting. Choosing Stephen as the officiant was the easiest and best decision we made for the ceremony of our daughter's wedding. Amy and Ty met with Stephen and after that first meeting they loved him. He was patient and very reassuring that he would provide exactly the type of ceremony they wanted to match their personalities. He worked continually the whole year up until the moment they said "I Do. Stephen "I DO CEREMONIES" was amazing. He made the ceremony exactly what they wanted with the sense of humor to lighten things us and allowed everyone including the Bride and Groom to relax and enjoy the most beautiful part of their wedding. His process allows the Bride and Groom to have a say in exactly what they wanted said and done in their own ceremony. In my opinion he is the best there is out there.Sent on 04/24/2018
Nicole · Married on 04/15/2018
We used Stephen to officiate our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we've made. My husband and I are two different faiths and that is no problem with Stephen because everything he says is completely customizable to what you want. Stephen was quick to answer any questions we had and the outline he provided was so helpful! The outline allowed us to pick everything we wanted said during the ceremony which just made it feel exactly like us. Our guests loved Stephen as well and we received many compliments on him after the wedding. We would highly recommend!Sent on 05/06/2018
Megan · Married on 03/31/2018
Stephen sealed the deal with his "sales pitch" during our first meeting together. His professionalism and experience rang true. Stephen has a layout to make all ceremonies unique and special to the bride and groom. It takes time for the couple to choose their options, but it is an easy process and it allows the couple to take the time with their future spouse to choose what really matters to them for their ceremony. Stephen was timely in his responses and coordination, as well as arrival to the wedding. He officiated wonderfully. We were so happy to have him pronounce our marriage to our family and friends.Sent on 09/16/2018
Laura · Married on 03/23/2018
Stephen was an amazing officiant. His prep work with us made everything seamless and allowed us to customize it to fit our own love story. If you want to leave out certain aspects of the ceremony, you can. Want to select your own scripture readings? You can do that too! He wants you to make this your wedding without you having to reinvent the wheel so to speak.Sent on 05/15/2018
His initial conversation with us was splendid and he explained small aspects of the ceremony that we didn’t even consider but were so grateful that he did. It was truly a blessed day and we received nothing but compliments on how our wedding was officiated. Our sincerest thanks for starting our marriage with such a wonderful memory.
Curtis · Married on 03/22/2018
I do ceremonies are extremely great! From the cost, to helping with the wedding outline, even right down to the vows, they have all the basis and MORE covered!! Stephen is extremely helpful and easy to work with, and also very fast with responsiveness! Loren Jones was our day of officiant and Loren was outstanding. He was punctual, helped ease the tension I had, and even made jokes in the ceremony, which everyone loved!! Very nice and down to earth gentleman, and we appreciated all the services provided.Sent on 03/30/2018
Emily · Married on 02/15/2018
I would highly recommend Stephen to any of my friends or family tying the knot and I would hire him again! We originally chose I Do Ceremonies because we liked Stephen’s cadence and voice, and I really wanted a customized ceremony with personal vows, and his template made it SO easy to do that! I will admit that I procrastinated on the ceremony portion because it seems overwhelming but as soon as I sat down and got started with the template it was extremely easy. Everyone loved the customized ceremony and it felt perfect for our style.Sent on 05/11/2018
We did all this via Skype and email- we got married in Austin but lived in San Francisco at the time. He made it all very easy and he seemed to be able to fit into any style of ceremony, religious or not.
Stephen also was fantastic during the ceremony- he knows when and how to lighten the mood and I noticed he even changed the pitch of his voice to account for some unfortunate traffic we could hear from the road, it all went very smoothly. There are many good reasons he’s been voted best multiple years in a row. You won’t regret hiring him and you should do so before his schedule books up!
Ashley · Married on 01/12/2018
Stephen was amazing. He brought a great mixture of love and humor to the ceremony. He was extremely patient and understanding. He was also very helpful in keeping the event organized. He really made our day special!Sent on 04/26/2018
Kelsey · Married on 12/10/2017
Stephen was very sincere and patient on the big day. I’ve had several of my guests say they loved his way of officiating. Even though he wasn’t there for the rehearsal he made sure it went beautifully when he arrived. He arranged the ceremony the way I wanted and definitely made my day so special. I recommend him again and again! Thank you!Sent on 12/31/2017