108 Reviews for Joyful Unions
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Liz. She took the time to get to know my husband and I so very well, and gave us such a perfectly tailored and beautiful ceremony we will treasure for the rest of our lives. She wove in the readings we chose to her ceremony address, and so perfectly captured what we meant to each other and what our marriage meant to us (due in no short order to her diligence and quest to get to know us!). Liz is a bright, beautiful, and insightful presence--everyone kept asking if she was a family friend and commented that we had the best ceremony they had ever witnessed. She truly loves helping couples find the words and path to marriage, and does so with grace, wit, and joy. If you are in need of spiritual and deeply personal, but perhaps not religious, ceremony on your wedding day, I cannot recommend Liz more wholeheartedly. She truly is a gem, and my only hope is that we can stay in touch!
Thank you for your vibrant and detailed review, Whitney. Guiding you and Matt at the altar was a true pleasure. From your heartfelt vows to the sweeping views to your caped wedding dress, your ceremony was one to remember. Long live ugly sweater parties, and long live your marriage!
Liz was so wonderful. She met with us multiple times in order to really get to know us a couple. She is a great writer and speaker and made our wedding extra special. She performs a non religious ceremony but definitely is spiritual. It was perfect for us a couple. We would highly recommend her.
What a joy to work with such a beautiful couple as yourselves. The love between you two is electric and I know you'll make the most of your marriage. Thanks again Susan!
We had Liz as our officiant in November for our backyard wedding and she was absolutely phenomenal. We met with her a few times prior to the actual ceremony and on the ceremony day she did nothing but exceed our expectations. During our meetings with her, she interviewed us about our relationship and made us feel so comfortable during this whole process. We had family coming up to us after the ceremony telling us how beautiful and unique it all was! We did not want any religious affiliation with our wedding and Liz filled the ceremony with a script she wrote about us, a love quote that we chose and a wishing stone announcement (which was her idea and our family loved it!). Thank you so much Liz!!!
Liz was such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. Our ceremony was perfect and Liz tailored the ceremony to us and our love story. She even gave us a copy of the ceremony as a keepsake! We received so many compliments on our ceremony from our guests that attended. We highly recommend Liz!
Thank you Lauren. I so enjoyed meeting you both and being part of your picture perfect day. And thanks again for providing me the opportunity to toast to your love and marriage over oysters and cocktails! Always, Liz
Liz is the most amazing officiant you will find! Stop looking and meet with her ASAP! She created a beautiful and very personal story for us that we and our guests will never forget. Our guests all raved about how beautiful our wedding was and how impressed they were with Liz. She made us laugh, cry, and most of all, made sure we were present in the moment. We HIGHLY recommend her!!!! She creates an atmosphere that is very person to YOU.
Sweet Susan -- thank you for your kind words. Being present on your wedding day is the ultimate gift you can give yourselves and I'm glad to know I helped get you there. May you and Jen have the most joyful and inspiring of marriages! xo
Liz was awesome. She was a total pleasure to work with. She did an amazing job at our ceremony and really tailored it to us. I had several dozen guests ask me about Liz and compliment her. I had one friend who was so touched by the ceremony she could not stop crying. We are so grateful she were able to be there with us!
Tears of happiness, I hope! = ) Anyhow, thank you kindly for the review, LL. I am so happy that Team LL& Bob found me and invited me to be part of your dancing wedding! It was a memorable day for sure.
Liz is amazing! We could not have found a better officiant if we tried. Her prices are reasonable and she will put everything she has into making your ceremony perfect. I recommend doing the "love story. She will take the time to get to know you and your significant other and will tell your love story during your ceremony, which will make it tailored just for you and unique. You can tell she loves what she does and it shows! We got so many compliments on how wonderful our officiant was. I would highly recommend hiring Liz!!
I'm so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed hearing your Love Story, Stephanie. I so enjoyed my time with you and Josh. You are so well suited for each other and I know you'll make the most of your marriage. All my best!
Liz was absolutely amazing! Everyone was raving about her, She made our ceremony so personal and told our love story perfectly. Liz paid attention to capture our personalities and what makes us, us. She was very professional while also being sincere and personal. She made our ceremony so special, We absolutely loved her and would highly recommend her.
Thank you again for inviting me to be part of your gorgeous sunset wedding up on the hill. It was a pleasure meeting you both and being part of your big day. You're a beautiful, vivacious couple and I know you'll make the most of your marriage. xo
Liz was fantastic!! She makes the occasion very personal and very special and is receptive to the ideas that you have for your big day. The suggested readings/poems that she recommends are both appropriate and beautiful and we couldn't be happier with our choice to have her officiate our big day! You won't be disappointed!
It was my pleasure helping you two make it legal! Make the most of your marriage, as I know you will. xoxo
Just do it! Liz was incredible! We had so many people come up to us after the ceremony and say how beautiful and how wonderful it was. One of our guests was an officiant herself and said to me "Thank goodness you didn't go with me, I could not have done that good". It was exactly what we wanted, personal, fun, and completely us. Thank you!
I'm so pleased to hear that the ceremony captured your love with Steven! Thanks for your feedback, Grace.
Liz made our special day amazing. We can't imagine picking anyone else to officiate our service. Love you Liz!
Tim and Kevin
Aw! Feelings reciprocated for sure. What a treat to be part of your special and intimate family day. I'm so glad our paths crossed. Make the most of your marriage!
Liz did our wedding and she was incredible. She made our ceremony so loving and personable. She is so quick to respond to any questions and showed up the wedding early! I highly recommend her! We had guests come up to us and say how much they loved our ceremony!
I appreciate your detailed feedback, Treasure. It was my pleasure working with such an enthusiastic, positive and organized bride as yourself! Wishing you and Austin the happiest of marriages.
Liz was great and was willing to marry us on short notice! The love story she told entertained our guests and put a personal spin on the ceremony. She also walked us through the whole process of getting a marriage license, picking our vows, and arranged a rose ceremony. We highly recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant! ~Jace and Jennifer :)
Jennifer and Jace -- I am so glad I had the date open! it was my pleasure meeting you, and learning and sharing your love story. You've found quite the catch in each other. May your marriage be long and happy!
I cannot say enough about this wonderful lady! she is so genuine, caring, very sweet & you will be so happy to have her as your officiant. her words are very inspiring, beautifully said & her voice is of an angel ! very clear & upbeat. she will make you just ever so sweetly laugh, and yet her heartfelt words you know are coming from the depth of her soul! she has made my daughter & son in law's wedding a day to remember! everyone "loved" her & asked "who she was!" she will truly be everything you could ask for or want, I promise!! I could not be happier that I found Liz & you will be too if you choose her. she"s one in a million & this is definitely her calling in life.
Thank you so much for your spirited and heartfelt review, Terri! I, too, am so pleased we connected. Joining your community of wedding guests was a treat for me, and I'm so pleased to hear that you all heard the words and were invited to participate in Jamie and Eric's big day. Love to you all!
We are so grateful Liz was part of our wedding. We felt very much at ease with her and easily opened up to her about our relationship. I think we were a bit worried that hiring an officiant would come across as impersonal, but she was able to tell our story beautifully in a way that felt very personal. We loved it, as did our guests -- we had many guests tell us how meaningful and beautiful the ceremony was. We also had many guests tell us they thought Liz was a family friend given the way she spoke about us. Also, Liz was very flexible and handled us adding things at the last minute (because we're procrastinators) without making us feel bad about it. My husband and I would enthusiastically recommend Liz to anyone!
I am so pleased to hear that you and your guests were happy with the service, Adriana. Thank you for the detailed feedback, and I'm always happy to give couples the ceremony they want, no matter when the ideas flow. Wishing you and Matt the most fulfilling marriage!
Highly recommend Joyful Unions!
Liz was very nice and informative. She was professional and checked in with me prior to our wedding which was nice because I had alot going on.
Thanks Jenna. I know there's a whole lot on the checklist when putting on a wedding. I'm glad to hear that the ceremony part of it went well for you and Ron. Happy Marriage!
Liz did an amazing job with our ceremony I can't even put it in words. She took the time to get to know us and put our story into a wonderful worded ceremony. When talking to our guest one of the first things they would say was how wonderful the ceremony was. She was a joy to work with and would recommend her in a heart beat.
Thanks for your kind words, Nikki. I'm so glad you found the right man wearing those boots that night. He's a keeper. May your marriage be one of the greatest things you're capable of building!
Finding an officiant was a little nerve-wracking for my husband and I, as it was very important to us that we had a non-religious ceremony that felt comfortable for us. The moment we met Liz, she put us completely at ease and we hired her on the spot. It was clear from the beginning that Liz loves what she does. She really got to know us as a couple and as individuals, and completely customized the ceremony for us. She was a very calming presence and gently reminded us why we were really going through all the hoopla of planning a wedding, that ultimately it was about us and celebrating our love. The ceremony was simple and beautiful, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. You could tell she was emotionally invested and truly cared, which made the ceremony really special. My husband and I are not generally very emotional people, but she really brought us into the moment. We got SO many compliments from our guests on our officiant, and we could tell that she really made the ceremony a special experience for everyone there.
I truly appreciate seeing the wedding through your eyes, Megan. Thank you kindly for your feedback and attention to detail. You and David are such a great match. I know you will enjoy a most meaningful marriage. All my best to you both.
When my husband and I were planning our wedding, the absolute most important piece of our wedding was our ceremony. We were very concerned about how we would be able to tell our own love story, but also honoring our families and incorporating traditions from our Catholic and Jewish backgrounds. We found and met Liz just one month before our wedding, and she helped us craft the most beautiful and personal ceremony that many of our guests thought she had known us for the 6 years we had been dating. She beautifully told our love story, seamlessly integrated a Bible verse we selected, and closed our ceremony with a wonderful summary of the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass. Our ceremony ended up being better than we could have imagined and we are so grateful that we found Liz. We would highly recommend her to couples who are looking for a personal and memorable ceremony.
I'm so pleased to hear that your ceremony is just what you and Michael were wanting. You are a loving, smart and vivacious couple, and it was pleasure to learn your love story and share it with your many family and friends. I know you will make the most of your marriage! All my best.
Choosing Liz to officiate our wedding was the best decision we made for our big day. She was easy to work with, available throughout the entire planning process, and told our story beautifully! She even offered to make changes the day of to be sure everything was how we imagined it. Our friends and family truly enjoyed the ceremony, and we couldn't have been happier with it. My husband and I definitely recommend her!
I'm glad our ceremony was a memorable part of your wedding day, Nicolle. It was a true pleasure working with you and Garrett; you are clearly crazy about each other. And your wedding cake topper just may have been the best one I've seen all wedding season!
Liz was AMAZING. Honestly, she far exceeded our expectations or what we could've dreamed for our ceremony. My husband and I contacted Liz to officiate our civil ceremony in the suburbs of Phoenix. We had a symbolic wedding in July, 2016, but my grandfather wasn't able to attend. We decided to have a very small (6 people!) civil ceremony at my grandfather's in November, 2016, to ensure he was a part of our marriage.
We live in Atlanta so we were trying to find an officiant in Phoenix long distance.
As soon as I read about Liz all searching stopped! My husband and I both agreed she fit the bill perfectly. We had a few stipulations for our vows - we're not religious, we didn't want anything too spiritual or emotional, but wanted to make sure they conveyed our lifelong commitment to one another and included the importance of my grandfather being present.
When we had our symbolic ceremony we wrote all our vows. It was painful. Liz did all the heavy lifting for us with our civil ceremony! It was truly a more relaxing & enjoyable event for us because we weren't panicking about if the vows were right or appropriate and trying to remember them.
Liz arrived early, made sure my husband & I were both happy with the ceremony prior to it happening. The ceremony was perfect. My grandfather was so impressed with Liz's engaging presentation & the intimacy of the ceremony. It felt like Liz had known us for years.
After the ceremony, Liz had everything ready for us to sign our marriage license & she took care of having it sent to the county office for processing.
What was the icing on the cake - after we were "officially married" and back in Atlanta we received a package in the mail from Liz. She had mailed us a beautiful copy of our wedding ceremony!
Katie, seeing your experience from your point of view affirms my work. Thank you for your generous feedback and may you and Clemens continue to have the most fulfilling marriage!
Liz was our officiant on Oct 29, 2016 and we are happy we chose Liz. She was responsive by email, text and phone calls each time we had questions to clarify the method and sequence of saying of our vows. She created a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband that included our story. Liz also filed our signed certificate right away so that I could get my paperwork going for name change.
Thank you for your detailed review, Sandy. I always aim to be organized so that you two can focus on the important things -- like each other! It was a pleasure to be part of your beautiful ceremony. All my best to you both for a most meaningful and fulfilling marriage.
Liz was a true professional and very easy to work with. She made herself available to us whenever we had any questions or concerns about the ceremony. If you're looking for someone that will help put your mind at ease when it comes to an officiate Liz OBrien should be at the top of your list.
Thank you, kindly. May you have a beautiful marriage and lots more adventures!
She is the BEST, I felt like I have known her for years. To bad I'm only getting married once.
Thanks for your succinct review, Rob! Love it. The connection with both of you just felt so right and easy. I'm glad you felt the same. Happy Marriage!