Kate · Married on 05/17/2019
Professional and Organized
When it came time to hire the officiant for our wedding, we were relieved when we met Denise. Her professionalism and organization really impressed both of us. She was personable during our initial meeting and put us both at ease. We loved all of the options she provided for us when it came to writing our ceremony, and she made herself available for any questions we had. She had a calmness about her during our ceremony that certainly made me feel better and helped me stay in the moment. We would highly recommend!Sent on 10/31/2019
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Kate & Mike, it was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day! Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so glad we hit it off and I wish you both an amazing future together!
Jenny D. · Married on 08/04/2020
Denise was amazing!! She was able to prepare our ceremony, with short notice, exactly as we requested. Everything was perfect!! We are so THANKFUL that we chose Denise to perform our ceremony. Thank you!!! Mr & Mrs Brandon DentonSent on 04/22/2019
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Congratulations Jenny and Brandon! It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. I'm so glad that you loved your ceremony. Best wishes to you both on your happily ever after!
Amber · Married on 07/18/2020
Helpful and Open to Whatever You'd Like To Do
Denise was a wonderful officiant! She gave us guidance on potential options for our ceremony but was also open to anything non-traditional that we wanted to do. Due to COVID we had some changes along the way. She was always extremely understanding and responsive. Highly recommend!Sent on 07/20/2020
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Despite some bumps along the way, due to COVID, your rose garden wedding was beautiful! It was a pleasure to work with both of you and to be a part of your special day. Best wishes on your happily ever after!
Nessa V. · Married on 10/19/2019
Denise was truly amazing! She was fine to completely do everything or work with the material I provided. She made my best person cry during the rehearsal and the ceremony and did an amazing job wrangling participants who drank too much. We didn't have nearly all the details ironed out but she ensured it all went super smooth--even our Iranian sugar ceremony. More than that, she made me feel beautiful and important and I would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 10/21/2019
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Nessa, I am so happy that your day was special for you and Amin! Your words means so much to me, I have tears in my eyes! I truly wish you and Amin a magical life together. Best wishes!
Abby · Married on 09/22/2018
Denise was an incredible officiant for us. We found her on WeddingWire and are so glad we went with her. From the moment we met her in our initial meeting, we could tell she was going to provide us with a service that would be unique to us. We wanted a very short ceremony that was intimate and still capture the emotions we were feeling that day. Denise was so accommodating in helping us design a ceremony and vows that would be a true testament to our relationship. She did a great job keeping the ceremony rolling and making sure we were prepared through the rehearsal. My husband and I did not want a very religious ceremony, and Denise was great at helping us to come up with a way to incorporate a short prayer but then highlight the other aspects of marriage as well. We would highly recommend Denise to anyone who is in search of an officiant who is experienced, organized, and flexible!Sent on 09/27/2018
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Abby and Brett, it was a pleasure working with both of you on your special day! Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of it. I thank you for your wonderful review and I wish the both of you happiness and joy in your married life together!
Stephanie · Married on 09/08/2018
Denise did an amazing job at our wedding ceremony. Very pleased with how it all fell into place.Sent on 09/09/2018
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you Stephanie and Timothy! It was a pleasure to work with you both and to meet your family. I wish you all the absolute best in your life together!
Stacey · Married on 08/25/2018
Denise was really great. She provided ideas for us and was very open to whatever we decided for our ceremony. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married.Sent on 08/29/2018
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Norman and Stacey! I really enjoyed working with both of you and helping to make your special day so meaningful. I wish you every happiness in your married life together!
Andraya · Married on 06/30/2018
Denise is AMAZING! 110 degrees at our outdoor ceremony and she never missed a beat. She was so accomadating during the entire process. We had many compliments from guests. Pleasant and professional personality.Sent on 07/18/2018
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Andraya and Cody, it was an honor to be a part of your special day! Thank you for the kind words. I wish you and your family a beautiful life together!
David · Married on 06/16/2018
Something just felt right starting from our initial contact with Denise. We had several questions along the way and Denise gave us not only the answers we needed but other suggestions we had not considered.Sent on 07/14/2018
Our wedding experience was wonderful, and having Reverend Denise Gonyea as our officiant made it that much more special.
All the best, David & Angel.
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:David and Angel, I so appreciate your kind words! Thank you! You are such a wonderful couple. I really enjoyed working with you both. I wish you an amazing married life together.
Jerry · Married on 05/01/2018
I honestly can't say enough good things! Denise was very helpful and understanding. She worked with us to get everything just right, and was on the ball with everything from last minute paperwork to unforeseeable schedule changes. We would have been totally lost without her.Sent on 03/07/2018
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Jerry- Thank you to both you and Desiree! It was an honor to be a part of your ceremony of love and commitment to each other. I wish you both every happiness in your married life together!
Molly · Married on 12/23/2017
Denise was wonderful. She stayed an extra 20 minutes because we forgot our paper work at the hotel. She was incredibly professional and was very helpful to us. She helped keep our ceremony personal and made it reflect us as a couple. We were thrilled to have her as our efficient.Sent on 04/17/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Molly, thank you so much for your review! I really enjoyed working with you and Mitch to make your ceremony a personal reflection of your love for each other. I wish both you all the happiness in the world in your married life together!
Jessica · Married on 11/03/2017
Denise did such an amazing job helping us with our wedding ceremony! She was available every step of the way. She couldn't have made it any easier to pick the perfect vows for exactly what we wanted for our ceremony.Sent on 11/10/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Jessica, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you both loved the ceremony. It was an honor to be a part of your wedding and I wish you and Joseph all the best in your married life together!
Michelle · Married on 10/21/2017
Denise was wonderful to work with! She helped us choose vows that reflected us as a couple and made planning our ceremony very easy.Sent on 11/19/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Michelle! I loved your venue and I'm so glad you enjoyed your ceremony! Best wishes to both of you on your married life together!
Chelsis · Married on 10/14/2017
Denise did an amazing job officiating our wedding! Everyone complimented on how great she was. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better!Sent on 10/23/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Chelsie, Thank you so much for your nice review! I'm so glad that you and Tristen enjoyed your special day. It was an honor to be a part of it! All the best to both of you in your married life together!
Shannon · Married on 10/13/2017
Denise was amazing. She was super excited to be apart of my special daySent on 11/10/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Shannon! I enjoyed your ceremony and I wish you and your family every happiness!
Wendy · Married on 10/08/2017
Denise was wonderful to work with. Her templates were helpful and we combined with some of our ideas. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and experienced officiantSent on 10/17/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Wendy, thank you so much for your kind review! I really loved your wedding ceremony- simple, elegant, and heartfelt. It was such a beautiful day for you and John. I wish you both the best in your married life together!
Devin · Married on 10/01/2017
Denise was awesome! She helped us through everything every step of the way. She was very professional and the ceremony was beautiful. Couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!Sent on 10/14/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Devin and Aaron, congratulations to you both! Thank you so much for your kind review. It means so much to me that your day was special to you. I wish both of you every happiness in your married life together!
Jess · Married on 09/01/2017
I would recommend Denise to anyone looking for a wedding officiant, she was prompt when I needed questions answer, she was flexible and she was beyond professional. She was kind and caring and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant at our wedding. I give her 5 + stars all the way around!Sent on 09/06/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much for your thoughtful review Jessica! It was a pleasure to officiate your wedding ceremony. I wish you and Chad, and your sweet family, all the happiness in your married life together!
Anthony · Married on 08/13/2017
She was amazing. Helped us out with making our own personal vows, and couldn't of been any happier wither her help and understanding!Sent on 08/22/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Anthony! Your wedding ceremony was very special. I don't think there was a dry eye! I wish you and Anna every happiness in your life together!
Tina · Married on 08/12/2017
Denise was just what we were looking for! Professional & met just our needs & flexibility! The ceremony was perfect! Thank you!Sent on 08/14/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review Tina! Your ceremony was beautiful! I'm honored to have been part of your special day. I wish you and Brook every happiness together!
Brittany · Married on 07/01/2017
Denise was amazing ! We conducted most our business over email and she was very prompt! We also changed a couple things along the way and she was very flexible. When we finally did meet, she led such a beautiful ceremony for us, she was very sweet and polite. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!Sent on 07/17/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you for the wonderful feedback Brittany! I really loved the venue you and Daniel picked. It was so beautiful and peaceful. You are such a sweet couple. I wish you both all the best in your married life together!
Debra · Married on 06/24/2017
Denise Gonyea was easy and wonderful to work with. We used one of her templates and added our own touches.Sent on 06/29/2017
She was so relaxed and professional on a very exciting day and we really enjoyed the ceremony. We highly recommend Denise Gonyea as a wedding officiant!
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Debra! I really enjoyed helping you on your special day. You and Jaime and just vibrant, positive people and your wedding really reflected your love for each other and your love of family. I wish you both every happiness in your married life together!
Kaitlyn · Married on 06/17/2017
Denise did a great job. She was easy to work with and made planning the ceremony very easy. She helped make our day extra special!Sent on 06/21/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you Kaitlyn! Your wedding was beautiful and fun! I love the colors you two picked for you sand unity ceremony. I wish you and Herve every happiness in your married life together!
Kevin · Married on 05/27/2017
Denise was very accommodating and worked to tailor the ceremony the way that we wanted it. We asked to remove all religious and gendered language from the ceremony and there was no problem in doing so. She performed wonderfully and we were very pleased with our officiant throughout the entire process.Sent on 05/30/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much Kevin! Your ceremony was a very special reflection of your love and commitment and it worked so well in the venue you chose. I wish you and Catherine all of the happiness in your married life together!
Hannah · Married on 04/29/2017
Denise was on time and extremely friendly to everyone. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes for their wedding to be done in a beautifully done and timely manner.Sent on 08/23/2017
Iowa Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you for such a wonderful review Hannah! I appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting your family. I am honored that I got to be a part of your special day. I wish you and David all the joy in the world as husband and wife!