Rabbi Bridget Wynne Reviews

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11 Reviews for Rabbi Bridget Wynne

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    Renata · Married on 07/02/2017

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    My husband and I joke that being around Rabbi Bridget is like a warm hug that you don't want to let go of.
    I'm not even sure where to begin when telling you about Rabbi Bridget. She exudes warmth and love and I completely forgot that I found her through Wedding Wire, I feel like we've known her for years. Throughout the course of planning your wedding, time spent with Bridget (we met with her 3 or 4 times) is time where she gets to know you as a couple and as individuals. We chose Bridget because we wanted a ceremony that was progressive, traditional and personalized. Not only did we get that (a warm, loving, personal ceremony that people continue to rave about and that we think back to fondly...oh and a Ketubah that we wrote ourselves under the steady guidance and help of Rabbi Bridget), but we got a Rabbi, friend and resource in the Jewish community. Thank you Bridget for all that you've done for us. We are over the moon to have met you, and are so thrilled that you married us.

    Sent on 07/20/2017
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    Laura · Married on 08/31/2013

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    My husband and I absolutely love Rabbi Bridget, and we love looking back on our beautiful ceremony that she helped us create! She made us feel comfortable from the first time we met, all the way until the big day when nerves were at an all-time high! Rabbi Bridget was recommended to us by another interfaith Rabbi, and she was totally different than all other officiants. Unlike other officiants we spoke with, we could tell that she cared about us as a couple and wanted to get to know us on a deeper level. My husband and I are an interfaith couple, I am Jewish and he is Catholic. We wanted a Jewish ceremony that would be inclusive and respectful to his faith as well. We were also planning our Sacramento wedding all the way from the east coast. Rabbi Bridget was so flexible with our situation, and we met virtually on multiple occasions leading up to the wedding. She personally tailored the ceremony according to our wishes, and did an amazing job explaining the different elements of a Jewish ceremony to my husband- I learned a thing or two as well! Additionally, she guided my husband and I to discuss important interfaith topics in more depth than we had previously. She helped us consider options and potential points of contention that we had never considered previously. Lastly, our Ketubah turned out beautiful, all thanks to Rabbi Bridget! With her guidance, we wrote our promises to each other, which were later incorporated into our ceremony. Many of our guests were blown away by the ceremony, and thought Rabbi Bridget did a great job explaining all of the traditions and including everyone. Thank you so much, Rabbi Bridget, for making our big day so special and unforgettable!

    Sent on 09/01/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely words! I am glad to have been able to be of support to you both, and to know that you were so happy with your wedding and with how we prepared for it together. It was a pleasure to work with and get to know you both. My warmest wishes to you and Jonathan.
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    G. · Married on 06/16/2013

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    Bridget was a truly perfect officiant for our wedding. My husband and I are both Jewish, but more by tradition than by practice, as time has gone on. Still, it was important for us to be married by a Rabbi. We could not have found a better match than Bridget. Her process of getting to know us was personalized and genuine. She took the time and the energy to learn who we were as people, and to craft a service for our wedding that was personal, authentic, and meaningful. The result was wonderful. We have had so many friends and family members tell us that they found our wedding service to have been so moving, relevant, and inspirational. And my husband and I certainly found it so! I really enjoyed working with Bridget and recommend her highly and without reservation.

    Sent on 03/04/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, G.! You say I was "perfect" for you -- I feel the same way about you two. I love to help create weddings that are authentic and meaningful -- words you used in your appreciation of me -- and you both wanted the same, so it was a pleasure to be able to make it happen together. My best to you and J.
  • User3935041 · 2+ years ago

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    My husband and I had a great experience working with Rabbi Bridget! She helped us design a beautiful ceremony and ketubah that included elements from both the Jewish and Mexican traditions. We also had a few premarital counseling sessions with her before the wedding and our conversations were very insightful and productive. I highly recommend working with her!

    Sent on 02/26/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you! I really enjoyed working with you both, and helping you shape a wedding that included elements of your husband's heritage along with the Jewish wedding traditions. I was delighted that you wanted to be proactive about your relationship and do counseling sessions, and was glad to be able to be helpful in that way. My best to you both, and it was a pleasure to get to meet your new son not long ago!
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    Karen · Married on 08/05/2012

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    I would highly recommend Rabbi Wynne. Rabbi Wynne officiated my wedding two years ago. Before the wedding, she met with my husband and me three times to get to know us and to discuss the wedding ceremony. I am Jewish but my husband is not, and Rabbi Wynne worked with us to make sure that our wedding ceremony was personalized and special, and that my husband felt comfortable and included in all the traditions. The ceremony itself was perfect - intimate and relaxed. Rabbi Wynne explained all the traditions to our guests in a simple, yet meaningful way. We were thrilled to have found her and would recommend her without reservation to anyone getting married, particularly if you are an interfaith couple.

    Sent on 02/26/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thanks, Karen. I appreciate you offering this review, especially when you are also taking care of your two-month old son! It was my pleasure to help you and Ben to plan your wedding, and to officiate at such a joyous occasion outdoors on a beautiful day. My best to all THREE of you.
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    Rabbi Bridget was more than just an officiant for our wedding day. She met with us beforehand and really got to know us. She took the time to answer our questions and to explain every detail of the ceremony and make sure it was exactly what we wanted. As a result, our ceremony was so personal and meaningful. She was kind, calm and supportive to us and our families throughout the day and the days leading up to it. Our guests still talk about what a beautiful ceremony we had and it was truly because of Bridget. I can't recommend her enough.

    Sent on 02/26/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Wow, thank you. It is great to hear that your ceremony was "exactly what you wanted," plus personal and meaningful. That's exactly what I want! And I was glad to be able to be a calm and supportive presence for your and your families. Wedding planning can get stressful, and part of my role, as I see it, is to help lessen that stress in whatever ways I can, so you're free to put more focus on what really matters, such as your relationship, ceremony, and people you care about. My warmest wishes to you both.
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    Michelle · Married on 04/14/2012

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    Rabbi Bridget was so amazing to work with. She was very flexible and attentive to our needs. She really wanted to make sure our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted and we could not be happier. We like her so much our family has since used her again for other services. I would highly recommend her for anything!!!!

    Sent on 04/01/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thanks, Michelle! I truly enjoyed getting to know you and Josh, helping you to plan your wedding ceremony, and then officiating on "the day." I still remember Josh's engagement poem to you. So sweet. It was lovely to then have the opportunity to officiate at a baby naming for your sister-in-law's family and to get to see you and Josh again. And thank you for sending me the lovely pictures of your son Landon. My best to all three of you.
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    Laura · Married on 01/21/2012

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    Bridget worked with us to develop a very personal ketubah which reflected our hopes for our marriage. At her suggestion, we keep the framed ketubah in a place where we can review it often to remember what we pledged to each other.

    Bridget included each of our adult children as part of the havdalah ceremony immediately before the wedding and incorporated items from our parents into the wedding ritual, thereby adding a sense of family and continuity to a wonderful occasion.

    Sent on 02/28/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you, Laura! I'm delighted to hear that you keep your personalized ketubah, with your promises on it, where you can see it and be reminded of what you pledged to each other. I was pleased to be able to include your children -- they were so happy for you. Finally, I loved how you incorporated your grandmother's butter dish in the wedding. Since it was an important heirloom, you used it as a dish in which to place your rings until you exchanged them during the ceremony. I tell other couples this story to encourage them to think creatively about ways to bring into their weddings beloved objects from their families. My warmest wishes to you, Ed, and your families.
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    Margo · Married on 09/24/2011

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    My husband and I would recommend working with Bridget to any couple. She's wise, insightful, invested in the weddings in which she participates, and totally down to earth. My husband and I adore her and our wedding would not have been as momentous or joyous without her. Her process of meeting with couples three times prior to the wedding to plan the ceremony, write the ketubah, and talk through the rite of passage that is marriage meaningfully prepared us for our big day.

    Sent on 03/16/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you, Margo! I truly enjoyed working with you and Michael, too. It's been wonderful to continue to be your rabbi since your wedding, as you've moved across the country, changed jobs, and gotten pregnant (with twins!). I am glad that, in preparing for your wedding, we built a foundation together that allowed you to feel able to keep calling on me when I could help. I look forward to continuing to do so in the future. My best to you!
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    Rabbi Wynne was an incredible resource for us as we planned our wedding. We met with her monthly over almost six months and she provided insight and guidance at every step. She helped us reflect on our own unique family histories and cultures, weaving those together into a meaningful and comfortable marriage ceremony. She helped us identify traditions that we wanted to incorporate and personalize. This created a memorable life event in which we were personally invested. We would recommend her services to any couple seeking a kind and knowledgable mentor in this otherwise potentially overwhelming process.

    Sent on 03/04/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you for your beautiful words. I was glad to be able to help you bring your own backgrounds, coming from different countries and religious traditions, yet sharing a deep connection as individuals and as artists, together to create a personally meaningful ceremony. And it's wonderful to know that I was able to help keep the planning of your wedding from being overwhelming -- it's easy for it to get that way, and so much better if it does not. My best to you both, AND to your gorgeous new baby girl!
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    Dan · Married on 10/10/2010

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    Rabbi Bridget knew us both prior to the wedding, but rather than simply rely on that she took enormpus care and time to delve deeper into who we were as a couple and what marriage meant to us. She also helped my wiofe, who is not Jewish, not only better understand the significance of the rituals in a Jewish wedding, but also to embrace them. Then, during the ceremony, she surprised and delighted us with a little "'drash" about us that was filled with wisdom and humor gleaned from our several conversations in the months leading up to the wedding. To this day people tell us ours was THE best wedding they ever attended. They're right! It was awesome, and no small part of the credit goes to Rabbi Bridget.

    Sent on 03/01/2014

    Rabbi Bridget Wynne's reply:

    Thank you, Dan! You and Robyn were SO fun to work with. It's great to hear that I helped Robyn to embrace the Jewish wedding traditions. Your wedding was amazing and I see why your gusts loved it. Besides my contributions, there was you playing guitar and singing to Robyn, Robyn then dancing down the aisle, your band rocking out ... so much humor and good feeling. I loved it.

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