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Jennie · Married on 10/18/2014
Stephen was awesome and comes highly recommended! We feel like we hit the wedding officiant jackpot with him! We loved him and our friends and family who attended our wedding raved about him. From the moment we met him to the actual wedding ceremony, we had total and complete confidence in him.
Planning a wedding ceremony felt very overwhelming. Stephen walks you through the steps and provides a great outline as well as his website, which was an excellent resource. We utilized it quite a bit and appreciated all the content he provided. We were so impressed at how he performed during our wedding ceremony. He spoke loud and clearly (at our outdoor wedding) with a relaxed demeanor and total confidence. Because of this and his expertise in doing this, we felt calm and could trust him to take control and 'run' the ceremony. Everything felt easy with him. We loved our wedding ceremony and we owe a huge thank you to Stephen for performing our ceremony flawlessly and helping create such an amazing memory of our wedding day.
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
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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!
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
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Bree · Married on 07/01/2018
Stephen was amazing! He tailored the service just to our liking!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Denzel · Married on 12/08/2017
Stephen was absolutely AMAZING! I know most are skeptical in reading reviews, especially regarding the most important day of their life, however rest easy. Stephen is worth his weight in gold. Stephen did a phenomenal job at easing our anxiety about the ceremony (if you don't have it yet, you will). In fact, my wife and I (that's sounds so cool to say now) waited all the way up until a week before our wedding to finally sit down and figure it out. There is so much involved in the ceremony that you only come realize as you're searching for an officiant; "Should we do this?", "Should we do that?", procession order, opening remarks, scriptures to be read, special thank yous/recognition, unity ceremony, and more. With Stephen it was effortless. After our first meeting with Stephen, in the car, my wife and I both agreed we knew within 15mins Stephen was a perfect fit. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Stephen helped make it exactly how we dreamed-it was perfect. Literally, perfect. Stephen is an incredible human being, which makes him an incredible officiant. We can't speak highly enough of him. You couldn't be happier with an other officiant.
coley · Married on 12/02/2017
Stephen with I DO Ceremonies did such an amazing job officiating our wedding! He also officiated my best friends wedding 2 years ago, which is where I originally met him. I am so glad I was able to use him! So many of my family and guests have commented on how much they LOVED him!! I couldn't have asked for a better officiant!!
Nia · Married on 12/02/2017
Me. Jones was great!!! Steven was great as well!!!! Thanks
Kristi · Married on 12/01/2017
Stephen provided us with such a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony. Several of our guests commented on how much they liked Stephen and the outstanding job he did. He was extremely organized and responsive throughout the planning process. His infinite professionalism and flexibility made this part of our wedding planning process stress-free. He made it easy for us to plan a meaningful ceremony that was unique to our love story. I highly recommend his services.
Adam · Married on 11/25/2017
Stephen was hands down the best choice for our ceremony. Per our request, he provided a great balance of humor and seriousness that made our day great. He even lent me his handkerchief to wipe off the lipstick after the first kiss. There was not a detail he didn't think of that could have made our day better. Thank you Stephen for doing such great work.
Adrian · Married on 11/11/2017
Mitch was great! Very easy to work with, and he was very flexible in supporting the specifics and non-traditional aspects of our wedding. I (the groom) was running late the day of the wedding and didn't have time to hand write my vows that day as intended (and as I apparently promised my wife so we weren't tackily reading off our phones). Mitch offered to write them for me while I got dressed and had them done before we lined up to walk out. Mitch to the rescue! Mitch also provided some day-of guidance on how the process will flow, what a lot of common hiccups are and how to avoid them, and provided confidence that things would work out just fine.
I recommend I Do Ceremonies and Mitch to others needing an officiant.
Lindsay · Married on 11/10/2017
From the moment we met with Stephen, we knew we wanted to hire these guys to be our officiant(s). Stephen was booked but his partner Loren was fantastic. They were easy to work with, answered all of our questions and provided great insights into timing, ideas for our vows, and more. They are friendly, professional and really take an interest in you as a couple. There was no doubt they would do a fantastic job. When the day came, we had absolutely zero issues. Loren was on time, wonderfully dressed and joking around with our guests. We were running a little late because my grandmother had not yet arrived but he just went with it. We got a lot of compliments from our guests. I highly recommend I Do Ceremonies! You won't regret it.
Caroline · Married on 11/10/2017
Stephen Simmons was amazing! I am so happy we chose him to officiate our wedding. He was able to work with us and customize our ceremony to the last detail. He is so easy going and a pleasure to work with. He had so many creative ideas for the ceremony that I had not seen before.
Leslie · Married on 10/22/2017
Stephen did a fantastic job officiating our wedding ceremony. He had some great ideas and suggestions and we are glad listened to him. Our ceremony was personal and special and we are so grateful to Stephen for listening to us and helping us get exactly what we wanted. Also, Stephen is extremely easy to work with and you can even give him guidance on what you want him to wear!
Taylor · Married on 10/14/2017
We are so lucky to have found Stephen for our officiant. He was so helpful from the very beginning, and he kept me on top of things by reminding me when to get the marriage license, and when to have my final outline done by. Everyone at our wedding talked about how he was funny and personable during the ceremony, and he helped my husband and I feel at ease. I can not say enough great things about him!
Georgette · Married on 10/07/2017
Stephen was helpful throughout the process from beginning to end. On the actual day, my husband and I were so tense during the ceremony that we were genuinely scared when we were at the altar. But Stephen cracked a few jokes tying into our ceremony. Wonderful relief of tension during such an intense moment. Absolutely would recommend him to other engaged couples looking for an officiant. He is very personal and thorough with the ceremony timeline.