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James Croft - Humanist Officiant Reviews

James Croft - Humanist Officiant

James Croft - Humanist Officiant

Saint Louis, MO
Rating 4.9 out of 5, 6 Reviews
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6 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    John Married on 05/27/2017
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    Thank you for the beautiful ceremony. Several of our guests commented on it. Words we heard were "funny," "poignant," "sweet," "touching," and "respectful." The one word everyone said was "personal," and how you captured and expressed our relationship. Kevin Adams-Bohnenstiehl and I agree. It was a simple, elegant, and moving ceremony. Thank you for all your effort creating it for us. Thank you for celebrating with us (guests also commented on your mad dance moves). And thank you for flying over just to do our ceremony (that's what my family thinks, go with it). Love you and appreciate you, friend.
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    Reena Married on 05/20/2017
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    James was an absolute delight to work with during our wedding planning. His experience, flexibility, understanding, and professionalism allowed us to create a ceremony that was uniquely our own. In the hustle and bustle of everything that goes into planning a wedding, it's reassuring to have someone as qualified as James on your team.
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    Ken (. Married on 06/12/2015
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    We know when you see ratings of all 5’s, you think that just can't be. Wouldn't it have been wiser just to rate one of the categories 4.5, that way it looks more legit. But we’re here to tell you James Croft earned every bit of the 5”s he received from us.

    When James asked if we would be willing to write a review for WeddingWire, we were delighted to do so. We found him to be engaging, interesting (and interested in us, and attended to our specific wishes/desires) and, a thoughtful companion with whom to work out our wedding vows and our wedding ceremony. He was easy for us to work with, and quick to understand the laughter and love we wanted our ceremony to reflect.

    After our initial meeting by telephone, we went to the Ethical Society of St. Louis website to listen to several of his podcast—we were philosophically matched! In our meetings leading up to and planning our event, all the while becoming more acquainted, we found his humor and kindness a comfort to us—especially since we had waited 23 years for this event to happen we were not content to have just any officiant, and a cookie-cutter ceremony; he embedded our stories into a ceremony that was a reflection of the intersection of love, liberation, and life for us. We couldn’t have asked for a more present and mindful officiant. Thank you, dear James.


    Ken and Jerry



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    M&C Married on 05/03/2014
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    James was a fabulous officiant at our wedding. Well before the date, he sat down with us and interviewed us together and then each of us separately. He wove the information we provided into his remarks and made them very personal and special. He worked together with us to create the content of the ceremony, and he had a variety of sample options for both the ceremony overall and for specific elements like vows (although he was also totally cool with the fact that we wanted to write our own vows). He was organized and thorough, but beyond that, incredibly warm and fun. He was a genuine delight to be around (and not just because of his charming British accent). If you're looking for someone to liven up your dance floor later, invite him to the reception!
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    Anna Married on 12/13/2019
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    Absolutely the perfect fit

    James made our wedding ceremony so personalized and touching. We both got teary-eyed just reading his draft he sent over. Our main request was that we wanted the ceremony to feel like us. We wanted a secular ceremony with no mention of religion or those weird common wedding quips along the lines of "one you get married and you start fighting and everything sucks, remember that marriage is important, etc." James listened closely to our requests and our relationship, and crafted the most beautiful ceremony. Countless guests gave us compliments on how very "us" the ceremony was, and how it reflected our love and passion. I am delighted to have worked with James and would recommend him to anyone looking for a personalized, detailed, and loving ceremony!
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    Deaven Married on 05/21/2017
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    James was unbelievably fantastic! We had a Doctor Who themed wedding and he wrote the most powerful ceremony to go along with it. Not only did it capture us as a couple, but it showed the guests a great balance of humor (which we love) and heartfelt moments.
    I would 100% suggest James Croft to everyone.