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Joyce was the highlight of my wedding. Her professionalism, and welcoming spirit opened up the guest at our LGBT Wedding.
It was a journey to find a great officiant, but the minute we sat down with Joyce she was the one and we knew it! Her options for ceremonies, and flexibility around “It’s your Day” is phenomenal. I would have been very saddened if we had not picked Joyce.
So many things could have went wrong, Joyce made every shortcoming look like a crowd engagement moment with elegance and humor.
To Joyce: Thank you so much for making our weddding day 1 to remember . You are amazing and keep wearing all the latest fashions and continue to be stunning and elegant.
OhJames, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I can’t tell you how delighted I am that you were happy with the ceremony. I promise I will always try keep wearing all the latest fashions and continue to be stunning and elegant.!! Have a very happy married life.
Joyce was great! I would recommend her to anyone. She was professional, on time, and honored our wishes.
Thank you so much for your review, your day was amazing...Thank you for securing me!
From the very beginning Joyce was so incredibly helpful. We had no idea what to expect- not just from picking an officiant, but from the planning aspect as well- and Joyce was able to share her experience and ideas with us. She can recommend catering, photography, music, etc. On our wedding day she was there ready and set up so that I didn't have to worry or wait. During the ceremony she was just great and was able to break the ice and make both of us feel comfortable. Please give her a call if you need an officiant! It's the best and easiest move you could make for yourself on your wedding day ! Love her services !
Thank you so much Rachel for a lovely review, I really appreciate it. You looked radiant, it was such a cold day. Have an amazingly, happy, married life.
Joyce was very nice and helped me every step of the way. My fiancée did the majority of the leg work.
As we were planning our wedding, my now husband and I were struggling to find an officiant. Joyce came recommended to us by our wedding coordinator. We knew as soon as we met Joyce that she would be our officiant - and we could not made a better choice! Joyce was responsive from day one right through to our ceremony. Joyce was flexible and allowed us to create exactly the ceremony that we wanted. But, most of all, Joyce is a genuine, warm, and kind person - not to mention humorous! She treated us like old friends from the moment that we met. It was it truly an honor to have such an amazing person marry us. We loved her and so did our guests! Thank you Joyce for an amazing ceremony (and for braving the cold that day). We could not have such a perfect day without you!
Janelle, what can I say after such a brilliant review about myself and my service...but, thank you so much. Your wedding day, was bitterly cold, and I almost turned blue....Your guests were lovely too, I enjoyed your day tremendously. I want to thank you both of you for serving this country, continue to stay safe in your jobs...
From the moment we contacted Joyce, it’s been a pleasant and professional experience. We had a more casual wedding but Joyce treats every marriage experience with utmost respect. We had a meet and greet to discuss details of our expectations and to talk face-to-face before she married us. Joyce is easy to talk to and share ideas with. She always puts the couples wishes as the basis of the ceremony. On our wedding day, Joyce is calm and has performed many ceremonies which helped put my nerves at ease (as the bride). The ceremony went beautifully and I’m so grateful we chose to have Joyce officiate our special day. Top notch professional and a beautiful person all in one!
Oh Patty, thank you for giving me such a wonderful review....You were both an absolute pleasure to work with. Have n amazing happy married life together.
Joyce was wonderful to work with. She made planning our ceremony so easy, was quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had, and was incredibly flexible. Joyce brings her vibrant personality and warm demeanor to make for a beautiful ceremony!
Thank you for such a lovely review. Thank you so much for choosing me to officiate your wedding...I really enjoyed your wedding day, it was a fun and lighthearted day....Thank you
Joyce was wonderful to work with. She was always immediately responsive to my emails and communications. During our first meeting we discussed several options for the wedding ceremony and what might work with our style. We bounced around ideas and reading. She guided but allowed us to come to our own determination for the feel of the ceremony. As the time grew closer she checked in with us several times to confirm details. She dealt with a last minute reader change with ease. She even maintained her cool with the ceremony site was buzzing with bees, which even landed on her ceremony book. She was cheerful and pleasant and had guests laughing which put us all at ease. Oh, she also makes some of the best shortbread I have even had. I highly recommend having her make some and taking it on your honeymoon. Simply fantastic!!
Thank you so much for this amazing review, I’m delighted that I 'delivered’ what you were happy with in your ceremony. Also, more than happy, that you liked the shortbread! Have a very happy married life.
Joyce is a lovely, warm person to be around and was just wonderful as our officiant for our wedding. She has a great, calming energy and is also very professional and prompt. She provided a long list of sample ceremonies and readings so my husband and I could pick out exactly what we wanted and in what order. Our guests raved about her all through the reception (and beyond). I would highly recommend her to any couple!
Leslie, I really appreciate your lovely review. Everybody at your wedding was very complimentary to me....Your wedding day was just awesome.....Especially with having a penguin....waddling around!
Joyce was amazing! We instantly connected with Joyce from the moment we met her. She has a pure joy of celebrating your special day with you and your partner! She made us feel that she would do whatever it took to fight for our rights! If your looking for someone who is 100% invested, look no further! She made our day amazing! Thank you Joyce!
Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I enjoyed your wedding day very much, it was lighthearted and fun, you were both great to work with.
Thank you once again.
Joyce officiated our 250 person formal wedding this past October in DC. We waited until the last minute to find an officient but Joyce was great and quick working within our tight timeline. We met a few weeks out to discuss the ceremony and she gladly customized the ceremony to exactly what we wanted pleasing both us and our families ;) She facilitated our rehearsal the day before and did a great job getting all our troops in line. The day of she was a great source of calm, giving me great advice right before walking down the aisle. Everyone afterwards said she was terrific and entertaining! Thanks for everything Joyce!
Catherine, thank you so much for a lovely review. Both you and Worku were an absolute delight to work with, as were your family. Your wedding day was like something out of a fairytale, it was beautiful. I’d love to see a photo of us together, if that’s possible. Have an amazing happily married life together.
Joyce was amazing! She worked with two grooms who weren't quite sure what we wanted and helped make our ceremony extremely special. We really appreciated the different templates she had and the fact that we were able to meet her via Skype initially. As we went throughout the process, Joyce continually checked in with us and helped us create a timeline for the ceremony that we wanted. The wine box ceremony went extremely well and it helped make our ceremony extremely unique. We wanted a quick ceremony and she helped us with the overall outline while still keeping it meaningful. Joyce was also great the day of. She showed up early to see if she needed to do a soundcheck which was awesome. She was extremely reassuring and helped us with all of the paperwork as well. Thank you Joyce for all of your help with our wedding and helping to make it extremely special. Several of our guests have told us how beautiful the ceremony was and we couldn't agree more! Thank you!
Nathan, thank you so much for such a fantastic review. I was delighted to perform your ceremony, I really enjoyed working with you both, the day was great. Have a long and happy married life.
Joyce was wonderful to work with! She was very knowledgable and accommodating. On the day of our wedding she was a calming presence and helped everything go smoothly. We highly recommend working with her!
Thank you so much Liz for a lovely review. You were both, an absolute pleasure to work with. Have a wonderful, happy married life.
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Joyce! We walked away from our first meeting knowing that we just had to have her officiate our wedding ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process, and it was clear how important it was to her to make things absolutely perfect for our big day. We received many compliments from our wedding guests about how beautiful our ceremony was, and how great Joyce was. We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful officiant, and we highly recommend her!
Thank you Randi for such a great review, I really appreciate your kind comments....I enjoyed your wedding day immensely.
Hope you and Brian have a wonderful married life together.
Joyce is excellent! The first time we met her, she was warm and kind and some one my husband and I wanted to sit around and talk with all day! Any time we emailed her with a question, she responded immediately. During our wedding ceremony, she provided enough humor to calm our nerves and make us smile. Our guests were raving about her all through the reception. She is perfect!
Amanda, thank you so much for such a lovely review. Your wedding day was just great, everybody was so nice...Thank you again for securing me to perform your wedding ceremony
I met Joyce at a bridal show in Frederick and was immediately impressed with her demeanor and ability to make a personal connection with a complete stranger. She did an amazing job putting my fears of never finding an officiant to rest, and I knew when I walked out the of the building I would be using her for the ceremony. She made special accomodations to meet at a local coffee shop with me and my fiance about 6 months before the wedding to make sure we understood her services and knew what we needed to do before the big day. Many of the guests at our wedding were so pleased with her they have asked my now husband and I for her information to use in the future. She is a very professional and personable lady who made my day feel special to people who had been to plenty of weddings before.
Caitlin, I’m absolutely delighted that you secured me to perform your wedding, and that you’re happy with the way I conducted the ceremony. It was a great day, with lovely wedding guests too....I struck gold!
Joyce Hilbery was awesome to work with as our officiant for our wedding ceronmony!! She was responsive with all emails and phone calls and she offered great ideas for creating our wedding ceronmony!! She was great to work with in planning our wedding!!
Joyce is amazing! We knew we had to have her be part of our big day from our initial meeting. She is very accommodating and gave us the ability to create a ceremony that was perfectly fit to our style. Not only did we love her but our guests couldn't stop talking about how much they loved her either!
Thank you so much Erin for such a lovely review. You were beautiful bride and your wedding day was just great, all of your guests were really lovely to me.
Joyce was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was warm and funny, and added just the right amount of humor to the ceremony to keep us relaxed and the guest entertained. She was definitely a hit with out guest!
Thank you Kirk,
Your wedding day as great, the venue was delightful and that car you drive up in was a head turner for sure, also the butterflies were a big hit. Thank you for securing me.
We feel so lucky to have gotten Joyce as our officiant! We were told to book quickly because she is in high demand, and we are so glad we did! Many of our guests commented on how fun she was and how it seemed as though we had known her for a long time. Joyce's wisdom and humor were a perfect match for my husband and I. We couldn't have chosen someone better if we tried, truly!
Thank you Ariel. You and Matt were just great to work with. I hope you have a very happy married life.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Joyce as our wedding officiant. We know from first talking with her that she would be the right person and we were correct. The ceremony was beautiful and very special. We received a number of compliments from our guests.
Thank you so much Vince, your wedding day was pretty awesome, your guests were just wonderful and very helpful, especially as the ‘sound system’ had a will of it’s own, it was a pleasure working with you both.
Joyce was absolutely phenomenal. She was professional, knowledgeable, kind & helpful. My wife did her research before selecting Joyce and it shows. Extremely happy she was our officiant on our big day.
Thank you so much Justin and Kristin, your wedding day was just beautiful, everything just flowed well. Hope you have a wonderful married life!
Let me just start by saying...do yourself a huge favor a book Joyce as your officiant! She will make your day everything you have ever dreamed of and more. I planned my wedding at Springfield Manor all the way from Florida, so I had to rely on other couple's wedding videos to choose my officiant. When I saw how friendly, carefree and funny Joyce was in a few videos, I knew she was the one! We e-mailed back and forth over the course of the year and she made me feel so comfortable even without meeting face to face. She was beyond flexible with whatever we wanted to make the day special for us. When we finally got to meet Joyce at our rehearsal I knew we had made the BEST choice. Everyone working at our venue said "Oh my goodness we love when Joyce is the officiant, she completely takes control of the ceremony and makes sure everything happens effortlessly." And that is exactly what she did! She made us feel so comfortable, told a few jokes to lighten the mood (and keep everyone in line) and walked us through how the entire ceremony would play out. On our actual wedding day, I think Joyce may have gotten more compliments than any other vendor we used. I can't count how many times guests asked us who our officiant was, how we found her, or complimented how amazing the ceremony was. She is simply the best!! She also gave us a little binder with a copy of our ceremony and vows, which was such a special unexpected surprise! I wish I could get married again just so I could spend some more time with Joyce!
My dear Emily, I can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful review.....I feel very humbled by all that you’ve said...Thank you. I’m more than delighted that I delivered what you wanted for your ceremony.
You were an absolutely beautiful bride, your dress was out of this world....beautiful. I have to say the groom and his groomsmen were pretty dapper too...All in all, it was a fabulous wedding day and we defied the weather too....whoooa!
Thank you once again Emily, I hope you have a very happy married life.
When you choose Joyce as your officiant, not only are you ensuring that you'll have an experienced professional to guide you through all of the important details related to your ceremony, but you're also welcoming a new friend into your life! From our first meeting, Joyce made it clear that her goal was to ensure our ceremony reflected our personalities and included the things that were important to us, while also making recommendations based on her experience and ensuring that we had all of the information we needed. Her candid, direct style, combined with humor and a true love for people, helps her to not only connect with people but also to connect others. And this came across as we got to know her AND on our wedding day, as she delivered a beautiful, personal, lovely, and FUN ceremony for us as well as our guests!
In addition to delivering an outstanding service, I also wanted to mention one of the things that became so important as we were planning our wedding... availability and responsiveness. Joyce provided us with both e-mail and telephone contact information, and each of the several times we had questions for her leading up to our wedding day, Joyce responded almost immediately. In one instance, she even called me to say she was at another wedding, and would be about 2 more hours and would call me right back, just because she wanted to ensure I knew she'd gotten my message! And, when we had a change in plans just a week before our wedding, to add a rehearsal on the day before our wedding when we hadn't planned to do a rehearsal, Joyce made herself available with this very short notice to join us to ensure that everything went smoothly, and that we had FUN! :) Our wedding day definitely wouldn't have been the same without Joyce!
My Dear Dawn, Thank you so much for such and outstanding review, you and Darren were such a great couple to work with, you were both great fun, easy going, no drama, and, thank you for all the things you did for me too!
Wishing you both a wonderful, happy married life....
Joyce was wonderful to work with! She was fun, kind, and made the entire process simple. You'd be silly not go pick her!
Thank you both very much for such a lovely review. You were absolutely charming, witty and fun to work with. Enjoy married life.