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Alison O'connell · Married on 09/13/2019
It Doesn't Get Any Better
Minister Alan is warm, friendly, professional and truly loves pulling together a beautiful ceremony. He is well-spoken, very organized and made the process very simple during a time where planning can be quite cumbersome. If you are looking for a minister for your wedding, he's a wonderful choice!Sent on 09/24/2019
Al Simon · Married on 09/07/2019
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Extremely professional and easy to work with...he managed us thru the process, reviewed our vows & speeches and helped create a beautiful beach ceremony.Sent on 09/22/2019
Ariel · Married on 05/25/2019
Amazing, professional officiant!
Minister Alan was a complete professional from the very start. It's very clear that he has done this hundreds of times and knows all the ins and outs of how to put on a very good ceremony. Even on the day of the wedding when a change was made to do a tree planting ceremony, Minister Alan was very cool and collected and made it all happen without any stress or worry. Many of our guests told us how much they liked our officiant and how it was so easy to understand him because he enunciated very well. I would highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone who is looking for an extremely professional officiant. He also helps with your vows if you decided to write them yourself!Sent on 06/05/2019
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thank you so much, Ariel & Dan! I was happy to add the beautiful tree planting ritual to you ceremony. Best wishes always!
Amie Avedissian · Married on 10/20/2018
Minister Alan made our special day perfect. He reviewed our ceremony with us several times before the big day (both in person and via email) to make sure we were comfortable with all of the parts. Because we had mixed cultures and languages at our wedding, he made sure to include all the special elements to make both families feel as though their traditions were being celebrated. Thank you Minister Alan! It was perfect!Sent on 11/08/2018
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thank you, Amie. It was a personal pleasure to create an Armenian / American wedding ceremony for you and Mickael!
Adam Barletta · Married on 09/29/2018
Ashley and Adam’s wedding
Minister Alan was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was calm and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer any questions or provide feedback on the ceremony or vows. We received many compliments on how special and beautiful the ceremony was. We highly recommend Minister Alan.Sent on 10/17/2018
Ali · Married on 09/29/2018
Minister Alan was wonderful to work with. We were originally planning to have a family member perform the ceremony but things fell through, leaving us with little time to find someone. Luckily, Minister Alan had not been booked yet and provided us with a script for the ceremony even under short notice. He even eased us into writing vows for one another which we were initially too nervous to say in front of everyone, and I'm so happy he did!Sent on 11/12/2018
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Couples are often nervous about reciting vows to one another, and think about omitting them. But this is the emotional high point of any ceremony, and people are always glad that they rose to the challenge. Thanks to you and Richard, Ali!
George · Married on 08/25/2018
My wife (thanks Alan! :)) and I were looking for a non-denominational minister to conduct our ceremony and spoke to several before choosing Alan. What made our decision so easy was the immediate professionalism and care he put into the whole process. We live in Seattle and decided to hold our wedding back home in NY. What impressed us right off the bat was how accommodating Alan was with Skype. He reviewed the entire process with us and made a real effort to understand our relationship.
We were dreading picking an officiant for our wedding because most we found were a bit too casual for us. We wanted someone who we connected with and could trust would be more than capable of personalizing the experience in a professional way. We also wanted the pomp and circumstance of a religious wedding minus the religion, and Alan delivered in spades. He worked with us for two months to get our vows in place, determine a meaningful ritual (we decided to have a hand-fastening) and even went out of his way to meet with us in person during one of our weekend planning trips to the area.
On wedding day, he was prompt and took care of all the setup needed. He calmed our nerves when they needed calming and truly felt like a friend by the end of the day. We highly recommend Alan and will certainly reach out to him to renew our vows in the future!Sent on 09/16/2018
Chris · Married on 08/18/2018
A true professional, punctual calm and collected. Organized, beautifully written ceremony. As the groom I was confident in his capability. A calming personality to be around when my nerves kicked in moments before my bride arrived. Would highly recommend him to anyone who plans on being married by a Minister.Sent on 08/23/2018
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Nerves are a part of every important milestone Chris. I'm glad to have shared this one with you and Shediah!
Ashley · Married on 06/09/2018
We got married in June and I cannot tell you how amazing Minister Alan was! From the moment my husband and I met with him, we both knew he was who we wanted to marry us! He was super easy to work with and made the marriage process much less complicated than my husband or I had thought it might be. The entire night of our wedding, we kept getting compliments on how amazing his ceremony was! I highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone getting married!Sent on 07/16/2018
David · Married on 05/27/2018
Minister Alan was thoroughly kind and professional from the moment we met him all the way through our wedding day ceremony. We are so happy to have had him as a part of our wedding.Sent on 07/16/2018
kristina · Married on 01/13/2018
Very easy to speak with and is willing to listen to different ideas. Would definitely recommend!Sent on 01/20/2018
Natalie · Married on 11/04/2017
Minister Alan performed such a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband on November 4th, 2017. From start to finish, he was a pleasure to work with. Any time I had questions about the ceremony, the readings, our vows or any changes to be made, he responded right away and made that part of the wedding planning process seem like a breeze. All of our guests also told us how beautifully worded our ceremony was and I couldn’t have been happier. At the end of our ceremony I was so happy to be given the entire written version of our ceremony- it’s a great keepsake if you’re into that kind of stuff and he puts it in a really nice folder with your names on it. I’d highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone who is looking for an officiant, religious or non-religious because he really takes the time to understand what it is YOU want as a couple which is very important.Sent on 11/19/2017
Kelsey · Married on 10/28/2017
I would highly recommend Minister Alan to all couples. He was professional, responsive, and willing to create a ceremony for us that fit our vision. I was raised Catholic and my husband is Jewish; it was important to both of us to have our cultures represented without the wedding being overly religious. Alan co-officiated our ceremony with my husband's uncle who never performed a ceremony before. We were confident in this arrangement given Alan's expertise, organization, and can-do attitude. So many guests approached me at the reception and remarked on how beautiful the ceremony was, which was truly all because of Alan. Minister Alan was an absolute pleasure to work with, and if I had to do it over again, he would be my first phone call!Sent on 11/20/2017
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thank you, Kelsey! It was my pleasure to work with Zach's uncle so important Jewish elements were included in the ceremony.
Christina · Married on 10/27/2017
Minister Alan was so incredible from the moment we reached out for a first meeting all the way up to our "I DO's"! He was very on top of everything, always sending reminders and super helpful when it came to writing our own vows. We would highly recommend his services as you will not be disappointed!Sent on 10/30/2017
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thanks Christina! It was my pleasure to work with you and Paul.
Nathalie · Married on 09/03/2017
We loved working with Minister Alan through the entire process up to the day of our wedding. He was so helpful editing our vows, writing our ceremony, coaching us through the preparation process. He was the right officiant for us with his tone and words. We were looking for a spiritual ceremony that was custom-made for us and he gave us that. Thank you MInister Alan.Sent on 10/07/2017
Nathalie & Woodley.
MINISTER ALAN's reply:N & W, it was a great pleasure working with you to develop (and deliver!) the spiritual ceremony you envisioned. Best wishes!
Stephani · Married on 09/02/2017
I am so happy we found Minister Alan. My (now) Hubby and I needed a fast, quick and easy ceremony to be done now and next year, we will be doing the big fancy wedding. I literally emailed Alan late at night and that next day, we were able to coordinate and arrange a time and place to get married. He was so quick with his responses and so accommodating. I couldn't believe he was willing to meet us within hours of reaching out to him. The place he recommended was also so beautiful. It was just perfect timing, perfect place and will definitely be keeping him in mind for next years big wedding. Thank you again Minister Alan!Sent on 08/02/2016
MINISTER ALAN's reply:I just love it when a plan comes together, Stephani. Twenty-three hours after you contacted me, you and Jason were husband and wife! Looking forward to seeing you both next year...
Mer · Married on 08/19/2017
Minister Alan was amazing! He was so helpful throughout the process. I strongly suggest utilizing his services for your wedding!Sent on 09/02/2017
Katherine · Married on 06/03/2017
Very professional and flexible, will guide you through your ceremony with tips from his experience.Sent on 06/08/2017
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thanks so much, Kitty. It was my pleasure to work with you and Paul in creating your lovely marriage ceremony.
Rachel · Married on 06/02/2017
Minister Alan was very professional, organized and helpful. He sent us samples of vows and explained everything we needed to get our marriage license. He ran our rehearsal which was really helpful and did an excellent job officiating on our big day. He has a good clear speaking voice and everything about our ceremony went very smoothly. He even gave us a really nice binder of our vows, and all of the readings, and our marriage certificate after the ceremony was over which is such a nice keepsake. We found his price to be reasonable as well. Thank you Minister Alan we couldn't have been happier!Sent on 07/10/2017
Leigh Anne · Married on 05/13/2017
Choosing a Minister is no easy task but my husband and I could not have been happier with our decision! Minister Alan was professional, prompt, organized and an absolute joy to work with (I believe he even moved a plant that was off center to make everything look better). We have received so many wonderful comments about how beautiful our ceremony was. It was a perfect day and we are so very thankful Minister Alan was a part of it. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Minister, you will be very happy! Thank you again for a fantastic day!Sent on 06/01/2017
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Leigh Anne, my thanks to you and Scott for allowing me to share in your wedding day. I didn't realize that I got caught moving the plant, but it's all about symmetry in the photographs! Best wishes to you both.
Julio · Married on 04/07/2017
Minister Alan was great. Very professional, walked us through the process. We felt very comfortable and happy with Minister Alan's services. I highly recommend him.Sent on 04/10/2017
MINISTER ALAN's reply:My thanks to you and Denia, Julio. It was a pleasure to perform your marriage ceremony in your lovely home. Best wishes!
Kierstin · Married on 03/31/2017
Do not hesitate in booking Minister Alan! He was well worth every penny we spent. He was professional, very easy to work with, helpful in editing our vows to ensure they were similar in tone and length, and performed an amazing ceremony that set the tone for our entire evening. Through out our wedding reception, our family and friends were raving about how beautiful the ceremony was. We are still getting compliments on it months later!Sent on 05/03/2017
Renee · Married on 10/15/2016
Minister Allan was the best! He wrote a gorgeous ceremony and was extremely professional and made our day so special. We highly recommend him!Sent on 10/16/2016
MINISTER ALAN's reply:It was great working with you and Rich, Renee. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!
Jae · Married on 10/01/2016
We chose Minister Alan after speaking with several officiants, and we are very glad we went with him. He was very professional and adept in customizing the ceremony to our needs, even making a valiant effort to speak some words in another language! Minister Alan was always responsive to all of our questions, and his empathy and attention to detail were exactly what we needed from him. In addition, several of our guests came up to us after the ceremony and mentioned that Minister Alan did a great job in striking the right tone for the setting and delivering his words in a way that really resonated with the guests. We are grateful for his role in our wedding, and we would highly recommend him to any couple.Sent on 10/05/2016
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Thank you, Jae. With a little coaching from you and Seulki, I was glad to have met your challenge of greeting the wedding guests in Korean!
Christine · Married on 09/23/2016
I cannot express how happy I am with choosing Minister Alan as our officiant. The amount of people that came up to us after the ceremony to tell us how beautiful the words were that Minister Alan chose to use was overwhelming. Aside from the actual ceremony, working with Minister Alan was a great pleasure. We started with a very informative Skype call on a Sunday nonetheless to accommodate my husband and I's crazy schedule. He then walked us through selecting the perfect personal and ring vows by presenting us with various options. On the day of he was calm and reviewed everything with us both and really stood by my husbands side to guide him through the crowd as they walked to the ceremony location, which my husband still talks about how appreciative he was of that so that he could have a few minutes of solitude without guests continuously coming up to him. Overall I would highly recommend Minister Alan, he was one of our best choices in wedding vendors. Thank you for a great ceremony!Sent on 10/10/2016
MINISTER ALAN's reply:Christine, I'm glad that I was able to help you and Anthony temporarily stop thinking about the reception, and focus on your wedding ceremony. After all, THAT is the event to which you invited all your guests!