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Sarah Stolfa · Married on 03/21/2020
Cris is an amazing officiant. We have been working with him for over a year and I cannot say enough good things. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple and to make sure that your ceremony is exactly what you are wanting, no matter how many edits go back and forth. Due to COVID-19 we postponed our wedding and chose to do a smaller ceremony and then we ended up having to cancel. Then at the last minute we decided to still get married. Cris was supportive and flexible with every change we were making. We are so thankful that we are getting to use him for our postponed celebration next year as well. You would be making a mistake for not hiring Cris!Sent on 05/19/2020
Krystal King · Married on 03/11/2020
Cris Hanna was a wonderful officiant. He made a great first impression upon our first meeting by being so thorough and organized in explaining his duty as an officiant. His thoroughness and organization was consistent throughout our wedding planning process. He offered great suggestions and advice when we had questions or concerns. He provided a structured outline for our wedding ceremony and allowed us to make any changes we wished. He was flexible and understanding with our decisions. He was also a great help for our wedding rehearsal. He walked us and our whole wedding party through the ceremony with a breeze. Thank you for helping to make our special day so perfect.Sent on 11/27/2019
· Married on 09/28/2019
Felt like we knew him for years
Cris wrote the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We felt comfortable working with Cris from day 1. He followed up with us when needed and was always prepared. He felt more like a friend and was always very professional. He's so prepared that he even brings his own microphone and sound system in the event that the venue's fails. Everything was made to feel so personal and he really grasped our story. He took the time to ask questions and really get to know us and the details of our wedding. We were nervous before booking Cris that things wouldn't be personal with someone we had never met, but Cris took all that worry away. The first draft brought tears to my eyes and had the best quotes. We couldn't have asked for anyone or anything better. Tony and I had the perfect day. By the time we got back from our honeymoon, we could tell he was true to his word about submitting the license the first day he could because we had the official copies from the state in the mail when we got homeSent on 10/22/2019
Life's Celebrations's reply:You guys were a real joy to work with and I couldn't have imagined a better background for you to celebrate the big day! We should do this again in a few years when you're ready to renew your vows Love, joy and prosperity to all of you!
Allysa · Married on 09/21/2019
Cris is flexible!
Cris did a great job! He even threw in some humor during the ceremony which helped with the “seriousness” of the day. He also was able to change the rehearsal the week of due to a mistake on my end. Thanks Cris!Sent on 09/30/2019
Life's Celebrations's reply:Alyssa and Jason...loved working with you guys...loved learning about the property...And your folks really went out of their way to prepare the ceremony area. Wishing you guys all the best!
Ellis · Married on 09/07/2019
From the moment we met with Cris, we had nothing but great things to say about him. He is prompt, professional, and made our day one to remember. He was one of the few vendors that we used that we felt we never had to be concerned about. Cris informed us before the ceremony that he would not be able to stick around long post ceremony due to a personal event. That did not make our ceremony any less important to him, he took his time and we loved the whole ceremony. We would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 09/23/2019
Life's Celebrations's reply:Thanks to both of you for your kind words, and your understanding on your big day. You could not have picked a more memorable venue than the Graham Chapel, and you were truly stunning! I couldn't be happier for the two of you, and wish you many long years together.
Amanda Chandler · Married on 05/24/2019
Cris did a wonderful job! He made sure that everything ran smoothly and that the ceremony was exactly the way we wanted it! He was kind, on time and responsive! Thank you Cris for making our wedding ceremony the best!!!Sent on 05/27/2019
Steven Tuhy · Married on 05/18/2019
We had an amazing wedding ceremony, thanks in part to our excellent officiant, Cris, with Life’s Celebrations. Cris was very prompt with his responses, and always replied in less than 24 hours. Cris did a great job of listening to our story and vision for the ceremony, and helped weave a beautiful script that had all the components we wanted. Every part of the ceremony was tailored to our specifications, and thanks to his experience and expertise, the whole event went just as we planned. Cris explained every step of the process and made us feel very comfortable. He was flexible with the rehearsal timing, and was able to shift an hour forward as we confirmed our other plans for the evening. I highly recommend Cris and Life’s Celebrations as a wedding officiant for all types of ceremonies.Sent on 06/17/2019
Life's Celebrations's reply:Steven and Kelsey!
Laura Williams · Married on 05/11/2019
Williams Wedding May 2019
After reading fabulous reviews about Cris, it was a no brainer to hire him as the officiant at our wedding. Cris took everything into consideration during our first meeting and ensured us our ceremony would be exactly what we wanted. It certainly was! We have received many compliments on how wonderful our ceremony was and I truly cannot imagine a better person to join my husband and me in marriage. He even went along with our crazy idea to have our outdoor ceremony when it had rained all morning and just minutes up to the start of the ceremony. His cooperation with us and the rest of our vendors made for a perfect ceremony. Thank you again, Cris!Sent on 06/21/2019
Victoria Walker · Married on 05/04/2019
Cris was perfect for our wedding ceremony. He was by far the most responsive professional I spoke to over the course of planning our wedding. We wanted a small, short ceremony and were looking for someone who was willing to keep religion separate from our ceremony. Cris was very communicative with me about what we wanted our ceremony to be like. He checked in periodically and allowed for as much or as little input as we wanted to provide. I can't recommend him enough for your special event.Sent on 05/25/2019
Life's Celebrations's reply:Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and kind words! Small, intimate ceremonies are often the best...and I got to play with your puppy!!! Bonus :-) Hope the rest of the weekend went well and your trip back home was uneventful!!
Megan · Married on 03/23/2019
Amazing! Cris goes above and beyond for his couples!
Cris is amazing! He really made our wedding ceremony the easiest part of planning. Cris took to heart everything we discussed in our initial meeting and put it into the words that became our vows. And they were wonderful! Even after the wedding Cris was giving us advice on what we needed to do for name changing! He is above and beyond more than an officiant and someone we were so lucky to have as apart of our wedding.Sent on 04/09/2019
Kelsey Thompson · Married on 01/19/2019
One of the best decisions we made!
There are not enough amazing words to say about Cris! He made our wedding ceremony so special and truly helped create a day we will never forget! From the very first meeting he made my husband and I feel comfortable and excited about having him go through this process with us. He is extremely professional and one of the nicest and funniest guys to work with; It felt like we had known him forever! If you are looking for someone to officiate a life event for you you have to choose Cris! This was one of the easiest decisions we made while wedding planning and definitely one we did not regret :) HE IS THE BEST!!Sent on 02/18/2019
Caitlan Marie Todd · Married on 12/15/2018
Cris is a dedicated, kind, and a passionate wedding officiant! We had the best experience with Cris as our wedding officiant. After a lot of research and him being one of the preferred officiants for Silver Oaks Chateau my fiancé and I met with him and knew right away he was exactly what we were looking for. He was always very prompt with his replies to our questions and made our ceremony custom to mine and my fiance's vision. He revised our ceremony draft twice until he knew it was just what we wanted! When our guitarist backed out a month before the ceremony we reached out to Cris for recommendations and he was super helpful and got us in contact with the piano player who ended up doing our ceremony music! He really does go above and beyond to make your day perfect. Everything from the rehearsal to the day of went just as planned and was stress free. After the ceremony we got so many compliments on how beautiful it was and how amazing our officiant was! We are so lucky to have found Cris and are lucky to now call him a friend!Sent on 12/21/2018
Heidi · Married on 10/12/2018
We were in quite the bind six weeks before our big day... our friend-officiant backed out and we had no idea what we were going to do! Not only did Chris work us in to his already full schedule, he made time to get to know my husband and I and tailored the ceremony to match us to a T! We are still recieving compliments from our guests! Our ceremony couldn’t have been moor perfect! Thank you, Life’s Celebrations!Sent on 11/05/2018
Tracy Dillard · Married on 10/10/2018
Cris was the perfect Officiant!
Cris was wonderful from the very first phone call. Professional, charming, responsive, and all around good guy! We are so happy Cris was available to be apart of our day. We knew from our first meeting with him that he would be perfect for our wedding. Thank you Cris for helping to make our special day so special!Sent on 12/27/2018
Taylor Bumpus · Married on 10/05/2018
I couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
I would absolutely recommend Cris to anyone looking for a professional, flexible and personable officiant for their wedding. Cris was wonderful from the moment I started the process with him up until the very end. I was sad to see him go at the end! He was flexible in working out times to meet with my now husband and I when we had some last minute conflicts and made us feel so comfortable from the second we met him. He wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and allowed us to make any edits that we wanted. He was available at any time of the day for questions/concerns and was very quick to respond to any email I sent him. We loved our ceremony and the style he brought to it. He took every desire we had for our ceremony and put careful thought into it and made sure he found a way to eloquently include our daughter as well as our loved ones that passed on before us. It was everything we ever wanted and he threw in the perfect amount of humor where it needed to be. I received so many compliments after our wedding on what a fantastic job he did and what a beautiful ceremony he performed. I couldn't have asked for more, he really was the perfect choice for an officiant for our wedding. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!Sent on 11/19/2018
Emiley · Married on 09/29/2018
Very easy to work with!
Cris was very easy to work with! He helped keep us organized and let us be involved as much and as little as we wanted. He wrote a beautiful ceremony and let us add our own personal touches. We were very happy with his service!Sent on 11/08/2018
Angelina · Married on 09/22/2018
Cris was absolutely wonderful. He worked closely with my husband and I to ensure we had the perfect wedding day!! We could not have asked for a better Officiant. He even helped us with our unity ceremony by making recommendations on what we could do. We 100% recommend Life’s Celebrations.Sent on 10/02/2018
NEICHELLE · Married on 09/02/2018
The best choice we could have made!
It’s probably the most important decision you can make for your most important day, and Cris is the best choice for your Wedding Officiant! From beginning to end, Cris was professional yet friendly, and made us completely comfortable with the process of scripting our ceremony. From our first meeting, Cris was punctual and made us feel at ease with his experience and organization. He made the deposit and final payment for his services easy to understand and easy to do. He is also very knowledgeable about the marriage license process, which was a huge help!
Cris took the time to get to know us as individuals and who we are as a couple. He helped us start the process by giving us a questionnaire to determine what type of ceremony we wanted. He was prepared to work with us whether we wanted to be traditionally religious, more contemporary, or somewhere in between.
The next step was to write the ceremony itself. Cris emailed us a draft based on our communications. While it was stunningly aligned with exactly what we wanted, he had no problem with us making changes to personalize the wording and the order of the ceremony. He was always timely with his responses to our questions or ideas. Cris’ inputs on the edits helped us reflect our relationship as well as the feeling we wanted our family and friends to experience through our very personal ceremony. When my husband and I decided that with everything going on in the preparations and the fear we wouldn’t be able to keep it together to write and recite our own vows, Cris did a great job of incorporating our personal anecdotes so we could still speak from our hearts. We wanted to do some type of unity ceremony, so Cris suggested a wine box to be locked with a bottle of our choosing and sealed love letters that we’ll open in years to come, which we loved.
After a brief rehearsal, during which Cris was completely prepared, came the big day. He again arrived on time, with his own sound system that he allowed us to use for our music. As my husband and I arrived at our individual times, having both had the expected harrowing mornings, the sight of Cris was a welcome relief for us both. He maintained a calm control and met us each with a reassuring smile. Once the ceremony began and all throughout, our guests were captivated by Cris’ clear-spoken and warm delivery. Cris directed the program beautifully! He kept everyone engaged in the more traditional portions, and even delivered our jokes effortlessly! The wine box ceremony was beautiful!
From our first meeting, we knew immediately that Cris was the right person to officiate our wedding. My husband and I are very grateful to him for his kind professionalism. We will absolutely recommend him to anyone who has any kind of ceremony you need officiated by someone you can trust! Thank You Cris!!!
Sent on 11/03/2018
MacKenna · Married on 09/01/2018
We are so pleased to have had Cris officiate our wedding. We received many compliments on our ceremony! He is also extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding.Sent on 09/04/2018
Kathy · Married on 09/01/2018
Cris is a passionate , dedicated, and the perfect amount of outgoing for an officiant. I am extremely grateful to have done my homework and found him as all of his reviews made him stand out and it led to the best decision we could have made for our ceremony.
Cris did an amazing job hitting all of our needs for the ceremony. He does a fantastic job of tailoring everything to our wants and desires as a couple. In particular, for our wedding ceremony we wanted some humor and uniting a mixed family added in as it reflects us as a couple. He nailed it. He has many wonderful readings that incorporate love, the meaning of marriage, and all of the heartfelt ingredients needed to make a lovely ceremony.
Lastly, Cris was the most responsive when it came to communication. He responded to my emails, immediately, and that is a priceless commodity when working with weddings. Because of this and the many other reasons listed about, I would recommend him over and over again. I cannot thank him enough for marrying me to the man of my dreams.
Sent on 09/21/2018
Samantha · Married on 08/26/2018
Cris does an excellent job! Glad to have found him. He officiated our wedding ceremony on August 26th, 2018 at Stone House of St. Charles and it was absolutely perfect! He worked with us ahead of time to discuss Kyle and I, our story, and what our vision of the ceremony would be. Neither of us are much of public speakers- and were pretty nervous about taking our vows. Cris was great and really coached us through it. He provided plenty of options and readings and several versions of the ceremony to help customize and really make it our own. He worked with us and was very open to any changes. Not only did Cris help us solidify the details of the ceremony down to the walking order, but also took the time to review our wedding day timeline and help us set a more realistic schedule. So helpful!Sent on 09/04/2018
Cris is also very responsive and easy to get in touch with. He keeps things light but is very professional and easy to work with. We had several last minute changes and things got confusing (timing of rehearsal and changing from outside to inside ceremony to name a couple) but Cris was flexible and able to help us out.
Come the day of the wedding, the ceremony was perfect! People kept coming up to Kyle and I to compliment us on how beautiful the ceremony was and what a great job Cris had done. Before working with Cris, I was worried since we opted not to write our own vows that our ceremony might sound generic and trite. But with everything Cris put in, we had a memorable, customized, and beautiful ceremony relevant to us. The ceremony turned out beautifully with many thanks to Cris!
Lindsay · Married on 08/18/2018
Cris I couldn't have asked for a better officiant! I knew the night we met that I wanted to look no further. You made the ceremony so perfect and did exactly as we wanted plus more! You added special touches that really made the whole experience wonderful and memorable. Your response time was incredible and you reached out to us throughout certain times to remind us of certain things that needed to be done. That was greatly appreciated during a hectic time of trying to plan a wedding. I greatly appreciate everything you did for us! We got lots of GREAT compliments on what a great job you did! My father-in-law said it was the best ceremony/wedding he's ever been to. He may be biased though :) Thanks again for everything! I will 100% highly recommend you to anyone that asks me for recommendations!Sent on 09/05/2018
Jenny · Married on 07/21/2018
I am so incredibly thankful that my fiance (now husband!) Jon and I found Cris! We were in quite a bind -- it was less than two weeks til our wedding day, and the officiant we hired was nowhere to be found. Luckily, I found Cris here on WeddingWire and he said he'd help us out. In no time at all, we had a signed contract, and in less than 48 hours, he'd already composed a first draft of our vows based on a couple of conversations we'd had. Hiring him was easily the best money we spent on our wedding. He was worth the price MANY times over -- the ceremony he wrote for us was so touching, and he was enormously kind and helpful throughout the process. Thank you, Cris, for helping us out in a bind and for being an amazing officiant.Sent on 07/23/2018
Ashley · Married on 06/23/2018
I can’t say enough good things about Cris. My husband and I were married by Cris on June 23, 2018. He made it so easy to plan our ceremony, and we live 800 miles away from our venue. Cris is very amiable and accommodating, and made the planning process stress-free.Sent on 07/19/2018
Our first meeting was via video chat. He took the time to get to know us as a couple, and it made our ceremony personal and memorable. Several of our guests have told us how beautiful and touching the ceremony was. For an event that is serious, yet joyous in nature, he added the perfect amount of humor.
I highly recommend Cris as an officiant. He is very professional and always responded promptly to our emails. He was an absolute joy to work with.
Alexandria · Married on 06/02/2018
Cris was very responsive from the get go and made the entire process from start to finish very stress free. From our very first meeting with him he put both my fiance and I at ease and made sure we knew this was our wedding and we were free to incorporate what we found important. He allowed us to make as many changes to the ceremony drafts as we wanted, and was very easy to work with. The end result was a ceremony that was very meaningful to both us and our loved ones. He remained professional and friendly the entire process, and I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thanks again Cris!Sent on 06/12/2018
Life's Celebrations's reply:You are so kind to share your thoughts on our work together! I really enjoyed helping the two of you have exactly what you were hoping for on your big day. I wish the two of you a life time of happiness