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Mia Grossman · Married on 04/06/2019
JP Reynolds: The Officiant Of Our Dreams!
My husband and I came to JP with a myriad of asks in mind for our big day. My husband was especially particular about finding the perfect officiant; he had a Catholic upbringing and wanted a very meaningful ceremony, but did not want the stodgy feel that can sometimes accompany these mass-type ceremonies. Our ceremony was outdoors, and we wanted it to feel very positive, very upbeat, and be personalized to us and our story. From the moment I came across JP's website, I knew I couldn't wait to speak with him and see if he was the right fit for our day. His website stood out from the rest and I had a very good feeling that he would be able to give us the exact ceremony we were after, based upon what he presented. We wanted a ceremony that was not at all cheesy, was not gimmicky, was not canned, but was real and authentic to us. When we spoke with JP on the phone and met with him in person afterwards, our connection with him was immediate. He put us at ease and his presence actually felt familiar. We were so grateful that he was available for our day and booked him immediately. He is incredibly detail-oriented and, after getting to know us and what we were looking for, he took us through the entire ceremony, and explained each part. Our asks were unique, in that we wanted to exchange the traditional vows, but also wanted him to incorporate our sentiments to one another in the ceremony, but with one caveat: we did not want the pressure of saying them out loud. A true master of his craft, JP wove together a beautiful beyond words ceremony that expertly granted all of our wishes. His flexibility and creativity with our unique meets timeless ceremony is something we are very, very grateful for! His presence that day was calming and special alike; he arrived over an hour before the ceremony to make sure Chris and I were prepared and knew exactly what we needed to do. Every single one of our guests that night commented on what a memorable and beautiful ceremony it was. They all told us how much they enjoyed it all, and how real it was. Some of our friends even said that they stopped taking pictures and put their phones down because they wanted to take it all in. My uncle even asked JP afterwards it he was related to my husband, because it seemed like he knew us so well.Sent on 04/20/2019
JP was an integral part of making our day as perfect as it was and we are forever grateful to him for truly setting the tone of the entire night with such a thoughtful and magical ceremony.
Jennifer · Married on 10/27/2018
The ceremony at our wedding was so special, and JP was a part of that. He helped guide us through the process of how our ceremony should be structured, and curated to be personal while combining some traditional Jewish elements. The beautiful words he shared with us that day were really lovely, I'd definitely recommend JP!Sent on 01/21/2019
Sydney · Married on 09/15/2018
Incredible officiant, perfectly unique ceremony
Cannot possibly express how amazing JP is! We got married in Joshua Tree but we live in Chicago. We met JP once in person but also had a few Skype meetings with him. He provided some sage advice on writing our own vows, asked thoughtful questions which gave him great insight into our relationship and was willing to perform a cultural tradition we wanted incorporated during our ceremony as well. He crafted a ceremony that was heartfelt, thoughtful, and captivating for the audience. He managed to include the audience in the ceremony, which we loved. And he shared the most amazing/applicable words of good cheer as well. He is well-spoken and professional. The ceremony flowed perfectly. You won’t regret hiring JP!Sent on 10/29/2018
Diana · Married on 03/16/2018
It was such a pleasure working with JP. We were lucky enough to have met him through my cousin, who he also officiated. He has a kind heart and genuinely cares for his clients and their big day. He is a seasoned officiant but he's far from jaded; he loves what he does and it shows. We knew he was going to be our officiant after our first consultation. He was very easy to talk to and answered all of our questions thoroughly. On the big day there's so much happening around us, but JP's presence really set the mood and helped calm our nerves. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. We love JP and would recommend him to all of our loved ones.Sent on 07/31/2018
Misty · Married on 12/17/2017
JP created a beautiful wedding ceremony for us, it was everything we wanted. He did an incredible job and we are so happy with how the ceremony turned out. Before we met JP, we thought we needed a family member or friend to officiate our wedding ceremony in order to make it personal enough. We were torn about what to do. We aren't overly religious and wanted our ceremony to still have tradition and meaning. After meeting JP, we knew he was the right person. JP was willing to meet with us in person, via Skype/phone, and even at his home. He was very prompt with his email replies. On our wedding day, he didn't read from a prewritten script. He remembered our loved ones names and the flow of the ceremony was seamless. The ceremony was perfect, at least for us. It was personal, meaningful, and reflected us. Our family and friends complimented our ceremony and how he did such an amazing job. It was such a pleasure working with JP!Sent on 01/28/2018
Frances · Married on 10/21/2017
JP is exceptional. He took the time to help us prepare for our marriage and walked through all of the details in advance which helped calm our nerves on the actual day. His words during our ceremony were very touching both for us and for our friends and family. Thank you JP !Sent on 12/20/2017
Kayla · Married on 10/08/2017
JP was truly the perfect touch for our wedding, which was held in Santa Barbara, California. I met JP at a conference for the wedding/event industry and instantly knew he would be perfect to serve as our officiant! My fiancé and I traveled to California from Louisiana for our wedding and of course, choosing an officiant was SO important to us. JP surpassed all of our hopes and dreams. He listened to us and made our ceremony perfect! JP's ceremony was so heart-felt! His kindness throughout the process was icing on the cake! JP was wonderful in every aspect!Sent on 02/06/2018
Diann · Married on 07/15/2017
JP was a warm, kind, funny, knowledgeable, reassuring guide throughout the process of planning our ceremony (really, the most important part of the wedding!) He helped us craft a truly personalized ceremony and, on our wedding day, his wise words on commitment and marriage had me bawling within 30 seconds.Sent on 01/29/2018
I should also mention that JP is a consummate professional. He walked us through the entire formal/legal process of actually getting married, mailed in our paperwork for us, was very responsive when we emailed/called with questions, etc. -- I highly recommend him and am only sorry that I don't have more reasons to hire JP!
Susan · Married on 07/03/2017
JP was an amazing officiant. He has done hundreds, maybe thousands of weddings. When we met with him the first time, we knew he was the right one for us. He spent time talking to us to really learn who we were and what we wanted for our wedding. He talked us through every single step of the day and made sure we picked readings, rituals and people for the ceremony that had the most meaning for us. The day of the wedding he orchestrated everything and made sure everyone knew where they were supposed to be at what time.Sent on 08/26/2017
Picking the right officiant is often overlooked as not a critical part of the wedding, but I think it is THE most important part of the ceremony. We wanted a professional who could guide us through the process and make sure that everything was just how we envisioned it, and JP delivered on all accounts. Every one of our friends and family shared that this was the most beautiful ceremony they have been to (and I don't think they were all just saying that). They said that the ceremony truly reflected both of us and each of our personalities. I know that is because of JP and his ability to understand us and what we wanted to accomplish. We enthusiastically recommend him!!!
Paige · Married on 10/28/2016
JP was the perfect officiant! He was professional, friendly, and weSent on 11/18/2016
connected right away with him. The ceremony was short and sweet, and
flowed exactly how we wanted it! I would highly recommend him!
Ellie · Married on 10/09/2016
My husband and I first met JP via Skype, as we planned our wedding from out of state, and RIGHT away we knew he was the perfect fit for us. So easygoing and easy to talk to, clearly experienced, and full of ideas and suggestions without being the slightest bit pushy. Our first in-person meeting wasn't until a week before the wedding, but he still officiated the wedding as if he'd known us forever. He told our story beautifully and the entire ceremony was a PERFECT representation of the two of us. Guests were commenting all night (and to this day) on how moved they were by his words, his delivery, and how it seemed like we'd known him forever. It made our wedding day that much more powerful and meaningful, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Truly a natural at what he does. Thank you, thank you, thank you JP for your amazing work!!!!!Sent on 11/07/2016
Sarah · Married on 06/24/2016
JP is just wonderful! He is warm and friendly, and a calm presence on the wedding day. He was open to all of our requests and ideas, and he made planning our ceremony simple and stress-free.Sent on 07/26/2016
Millicent · Married on 05/14/2016
We loved him, guests loved him. JP was so accommodating. He met with us whenever we needed, gave us plenty of suggestions for readings and vows, and was overall just a pleasant human being. So glad we snagged him! And yes, he moved out of the way for our first kiss! He is very reasonably priced.Sent on 05/30/2016
Annika · Married on 04/29/2016
We didn't want a religious ceremony, but still a deep and inspirational one. JP gave us exactly what we wanted. Many of our guests commented on how lovely it was. We felt the same.Sent on 05/09/2016
Peggy · Married on 04/23/2016
We couldn't be happier to have found JP Reynolds to be our wedding officiant! Our ceremony was even more special with his words to us and our guests attending. From the beginning, JP was helpful in every way as we made our plans. He provided us with all the information we needed for the marriage license and guided us with our personal vows. Most of all, we appreciate his genuine happiness for our love, marriage and future.Sent on 05/20/2016
Maraiah · Married on 03/08/2016
JP is without a doubt the most incredible person and officiant we have ever met. He is kind, warm, sophisticated, funny,... the list goes on and on. He perfected our wedding and his words came from the heart. He is more than we could have ever wished for, a dream come true. We are truly honored to have had him perform our ceremony and make our special day beyond memorable.Sent on 04/11/2016
We adore him and highly recommend him!
User6785570 · 2+ years ago
Due to religious differences between us and the two families, my now-husband and I wanted a non-denominational wedding officiant, and we found the perfect officiant in JP. He is a very down to earth guy who cracks jokes, and as he promised, he helped both make the ceremony fun and meaningful. The photographer agreed that the ceremony was meaningful!, but more importantly, I thought so too.Sent on 06/03/2016
Additionally, he gave us some wonderful ideas to make our ceremony special and unique. When it came time for us to do our vows, he helped make our vows both personal and traditional. What I really loved was how he improvised what he said, based on the mood of the ceremony and what my husband and I said in our personal vows, and made everything flow beautifully. Our ceremony was wonderful, and it was so us too; thank you JP!!!
Stephen · Married on 10/17/2015
We cannot recommend JP Reynolds enough as a wedding officiant. He made our wedding incredibly personal, profoundly moving, and ensured that every aspect of the wedding exceeded expectations. His wisdom, professionalism and practical advice in advance of the wedding was invaluable and ensured that we both felt relaxed and secure that everything would run as smoothly as possibly on the big day.Sent on 12/08/2015
Literally, all of our guests asked where we found our officiant and offered words of praise for the way that he captured our individual personalities and our love for each other in a way that was unique, personal and deeply heartfelt.
We both feel very lucky that we had JP to capture and articulate the love that we have for each other and that was confirmed for us by our friends’ and families’ reaction to our ceremony. He radiates the kind of caring, love and attention to detail that sets your mind at ease at a time that can otherwise be incredibly stressful.
We do not believe that there is any other officiant who could have made our wedding more special and hope that you will consider JP in the interest of having as wonderful a wedding experience as we did.
Heather · Married on 10/10/2015
My career is in the wedding industry- I am a wedding planner. On October 10th, I had the unique experience of finally being a bride. One of the best decisions we made was asking JP to officiate our wedding. He is truly exceptional and it is hard to put into words how perfectly he captured us in our ceremony.Sent on 11/13/2015
We loved meeting with him ahead of time to talk through the details- he had great ideas to make the ceremony perfectly tailored to us. At the same time, he was very flexible and open to our requests. He sent us over all sorts of traditional vows and allowed us to build our own that reflected our relationship. He was also an amazing guide during the process of writing our own vows. We really appreciated his advice and encouragement through this process.
I have to say that people were blown away by our ceremony. It was the perfect blend of the two of us and JP navigated that so well. People laughed and cried with us, but mostly they really saw our love shine through. None of this would have been possible without JP.
As both a bride AND a wedding planner, I can't say enough how lucky you are if you get to have JP be a part of your wedding. He will make it memorable, personal and perfect for you and your partner.
JP- I will never forget that day and your involvement in making is spectacular! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! We love you!! ~~ Heather & Nate
Jackie · Married on 09/26/2015
JP was the officiant at our wedding, and we couldn't have asked for a more professional, kind and well-spoken celebrant to marry us! JP made the ceremony special and heartfelt. He had many great ideas that enabled us to create a ceremony that was unique and special to us.Sent on 12/14/2015
User5646880 · 2+ years ago
JP literally saved the day!Sent on 11/28/2015
We had booked an officiant a year before the wedding but last minute things fell through. Our wedding planner recommended JP and when we met with him, my husband an i immediately knew he was going to be perfect for our big day. he made the ceremony feel like something out of a movie. it was a beautiful, yet simple and short (per our request) ceremony that captured everything we wanted. He was so sweet and helpful throughout the whole process. He was super understanding and just a very nice person in general. We felt as though he knew us after our first meeting together and that he really cared about our wedding. All in all, i totally recommend him to anyone who is having a wedding ceremony.
Erin · Married on 08/22/2015
My husband and I had JP officiate our wedding in August, thanks to a recommendation from our wedding planner. Before committing, we met with JP to ensure he understood our "vision" for our ceremony. Not only did we feel comfortable then, but when it came time to officiate our actual wedding, we felt as though we were up there speaking to a friend. We still receive compliments on our wedding ceremony and couldn't recommend JP more! :)Sent on 10/19/2015
Misha · Married on 07/12/2015
Dear JP,Sent on 08/13/2015
I've saved this one (thank you letters) for last, in hopes that I, with the practice, might stumble upon the words to express the gratitude
Nishan and I Feel for the wonderful ceremony you gave us. In selecting an officiant, we had hoped to find someone that was understanding of our feelings towards religion and God, and of the love and commitment we had for each other. We wanted to find someone who would want to get to know us and our relationship. And we also hoped he/she could make the ceremony fun and upbeat for all our guests. Well,we feel like we hit the jackpot when we found you. The only words I can come upwith to express how we felt
about the ceremony are "it was perfect, just what we wanted". I lost count of how many people told me that you were wonderful. The enthusiasm for you and the ceremony was contagious all throughout the reception. Everyone
wanted to know where we found our officiant! So, thank you a thousand times for everything you've done...
Misha and Nishan Ounjian
Nicole · Married on 07/11/2015
JP was amazing. He told us that he was open to meeting with his couples as many times as they wanted and we really took him up on that offer- probably meeting with him 6 times before the wedding. We joked that he was better than couples therapy because he did an amazing job working with us on our communication and family histories. Come wedding day he absolutely knocked it out of the park- the ceremony was so heartfelt and personable and he was so calm and collected the entire time helping us to feel so relaxed at the altar. I'd recommend JP to every couple out there- he's the absolute best!!!!Sent on 07/17/2015
User5307633 · 2+ years ago
We were referred to JP by a close friend who told us that JP also officiated same-sex weddings, and we could not have been happier with him as our wedding officiant! We were somewhat lost as to the particulars of the ceremony when we met with JP. He was full of wonderfully creative ideas for our ceremony - several of which we used. We were really touched by the inspired words he chose to speak during our ceremony. We did not realize just how huge it would be to have a fabulous officiant. In fact, it made all the difference - we and our friends are still talking about the special ceremony that he conducted. Thanks JP!Sent on 07/31/2015