Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson Reviews

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85 Reviews for Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson

Recommended by 99% of couples

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    Mary Burns and Kim Watson · Getting married on 04/12/2021

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    Personal and professional

    Frank worked with us from the beginning. He encouraged us to get to know each other more. He guided us through a beautiful and simple ceremony, and was instrumental in keeping us all on track.

    Sent on 01/05/2020
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    Alyssa Eich · Married on 10/03/2020

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    Amazing and so helpful

    He was so helpful and amazing! We wouldn’t have wanted to go with anyone else. We are so thankful for him!

    Sent on 10/13/2020
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    Jennifer VanVliet · Married on 09/19/2020

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    I am SO happy that I had the opportunity to work with Reverend Frank Nelson!

    I am so happy and honored to say that Reverend Frank was my officiant for my wedding! He was excellent in every way, and made the ceremony my favorite part about my wedding day! I am forever grateful for all of his help, support, and encouragement during his marriage preparation classes (the best investment I ever made! We really took away so many great things from these classes!), and for how special, uplifting, and personable he made our ceremony. Reverend Frank is so kind and great to work with, and really shows you that he truly cares about your relationship and happiness as a couple! It was such a positive experience working with Reverend Frank, from start to finish -- he gave us such a wonderful start to our marriage! I would highly recommend Reverend Frank to anyone!

    Sent on 09/25/2020
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    Phoebe Gulling · Married on 09/21/2019

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    The best! We were SO happy with our day!

    We got married just about a week ago now and we’re SO happy with how our whole day went, especially with Rev. Frank. We decided to go through the pre marriage prep with him which we found very helpful and gave us a chance to grow closer not only with each other as a couple but with the man who would marry us. Rev. Frank was so kind, gentle, and accommodating from the start. He really listened to us and where we were at. As a couple, we are not religious, but some parts of our family are. We are a couple who loves the outdoors and married in a casual outdoor venue. Rev. Frank took each piece of our relationship and venue and made our ceremony our own. We got so many compliments on how the ceremony ran - even though it drizzled with rain through a short part. Rev. Frank made a point to talk to each of our parents, grandparents, and friends to really make everyone feel included. I would recommend reverend frank again and again. We are so happy he was there to lead us through our most special day!

    Sent on 09/29/2019
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    Meghan Schuster · Married on 09/21/2019

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    Rev Frank was an absolute joy to work with

    Rev Frank was a joy to work with. He is incredibly kind, loving and really takes the time to get to know his couples. He is also incredibly professional, a great communicator and very timely. Our wedding was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and Frank was incredibly flexible and accommodating to our change of plans. He really took the time to personalize the ceremony for us and worked closely with us to make it exactly what we wanted. He really took the time to personalize the ceremony for us and worked closely with us to make it exactly what we wanted. We got so many compliments about what a great service he put together from the small amount of people that were able to attend our ceremony. I would highly recommend working with Rev Frank!

    Sent on 06/08/2020
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    Ella Sazama · Married on 09/20/2019

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    Most complimented part of our wedding

    Reverend Frank was a wonderful addition to our wedding day (and many days leading up to it). We did the premarital class with Rev. Frank and thought they were time and money well spent! We plan to use what we learned with Rev Frank as we go forward as husband and wife. Everyone we have spoken to since the wedding has talked about how much they loved Rev Frank! They loved him during the ceremony and they loved him during the reception and prayer. He really made the day wonderful for us. He was great to work with ahead of time and we couldn't have asked for more.

    Sent on 11/08/2019
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    Nancy Papsin · Married on 09/10/2019

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    Love and Affection for Reverend Doctor Frank Nelson

    My husband, George, and I want to express our sincere gratitude for all of the gifts that you have given to our daughter, Marisa, and to her new husband, Troy. You have given them the gifts of your time, your patience, your love and kindness, your counseling and guidance, your beautifully carved heart and pen, and your heartfelt, loving words during the wedding ceremony. George and I have had countless guests comment to us all evening (and the next day!) about the wedding ceremony you created. They loved that it was so personal and that it truly reflected the art of marriage and the sacredness of the bond. They also loved the symbolism of the carved heart and the “rings of love.” Finally, they adored your wonderful sense of humor—as do George and I! All of us wanted the ceremony to be the most important element of the evening—and it truly was.

    It was a honor to break bread with you at our table. We hope to stay in touch with you, and we will certainly recommend you to all of our friends. We have already had requests for your name! 😊

    Take care, Reverend Frank. You are truly a gift in all of our lives.

    With much love and affection,
    Nancy

    With

    Sent on 10/09/2019
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    Jacia Andrusko · Married on 09/06/2019

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    One of our best vendors

    Rev Frank offiacted our wedding two weeks ago, and we could not be happier with our ceremony. When we first met him for coffee, we could tell he was the perfect fit for us. Rev Frank was very responsive to emails and sensitive to tricky family dynamics. The ceremony he created was beautiful! It was one of our favorite parts of the day. We've received so many compliments about how personalized the ceremony was. We also took the Rev Frank's premarital course. The online format was great for our crazy work schedules. My husband and I are so glad we chose Rev Frank and highly recommend him.

    Sent on 09/19/2019
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    Katie · Married on 08/17/2019

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    Exceptional officiant!

    We are so happy we chose Rev. Frank to officiate our ceremony! We also chose to do the in person marriage prep course with him. He is so warm and personable and completing the marriage prep course allowed us to all get to know each other and make our ceremony very individual and personal. We feel even more prepared for a long, happy marriage thanks to Rev. Frank!

    Sent on 08/25/2019
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    Lauren Lyle · Married on 07/27/2019

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    A Beautiful Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony

    We had a great experience working with Rev. Frank as our officiant. Frank was recommended to us by a pastor at my husband’s childhood church, and we are so glad we got this recommendation. Frank met with us at a coffee shop in order to get to know us personally, and it really showed in the ceremony draft he put together. He also made it easy for us planning a wedding out of town by being very responsive through email. He created a few different drafts for us based on our comments and feedback and by the end we had a ceremony that felt very personal and heartfelt. He also did a great job running the wedding rehearsal and making sure the bridal party and ushers knew exactly what to do on the big day. In the end we had a ton of positive comments from family and friends about how wonderful the ceremony was. A few aunts and uncles mentioned that it made them reflect back on their own marriages and vows. We highly recommend Rev. Frank!

    Sent on 08/14/2019
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    Alysha · Married on 06/08/2019

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    1000/10 would hire again!

    Rev Frank was absolutely amazing. We made the right choice by hiring him as our officiant and doing premarital counseling with him. We didn't think we needed premarital counseling but after doing it with Frank, we can't believe couples get married without it (specifically his program). He really got to know us as a couple, but also as individuals, and personalized the ceremony to our liking. Many guests came up to us and told us how amazing the ceremony was. It was great learning from him- he is so thoughtful and insightful. He really is the best at what he does.

    Sent on 08/25/2019
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    Marisa Papsin · Married on 05/10/2019

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    Fantastic Officiant!

    Reverend Frank, was the best pastor we could of ever found for our wedding. All of our family and friends raved about his sincerity, his humor, and his dedication to long lasting marriages. I highly recommend him for any bride looking for an officiant that is kind, sweet, and incredibly personable. -Marisa

    Sent on 10/08/2019
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    Kirstin Sinner · Married on 11/10/2018

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    All I can say is WOW!

    My husband and I were married by Reverend Frank during late fall 2018. We both grew up in faithful, Christian homes, but between our several moves in a short period of time due to college and graduation, we had not found a church of our own, and were left without an obvious choice for an officiant for our wedding. We found Reverend Frank via an online search, and by our first meeting together we knew that we wanted to have him officiate our wedding and counsel us premaritally.

    Reverend Frank is very accommodating to whatever your ceremony wishes are, and it is something that you will spend time discussing prior to your ceremony. He is very detail oriented and so genuinely caring; it was very clear that he wanted us to love the ceremony and play a role in its design. Every detail was crafted and reviewed to ensure the ceremony reflected our personalities and desires. We felt completely comfortable suggesting new and different ideas to Reverend Frank, and never once felt they were unwelcome.

    We chose to have a ceremony rooted in Christian faith, but we had some non-traditional elements as well - particularly when it come to the readings and music. Reverend Frank did such an amazing job, and we had many compliments on his officiating after the ceremony. It truly felt like we had known him and worked with him for so much longer than just a few months!

    He also offers premarital counseling, which I would highly recommend as well. The formatting of the premarital counseling is such that you work individually, with your fiancé, and also as a group of the two of you with Reverend Frank. We found ourselves cherishing the time we spent together on our counseling, and it was an effective method to discuss our hopes, excitements, and fears, all with Reverend Frank’s guidance.

    All in all, Reverend Frank officiated a very lovely ceremony for us. He prepared us for our wedding day, and also many years to come. Reverend Frank was one of the top highlights of our wedding, and made us feel so special. I highly recommend him - you will not be disappointed!

    -Brett and Kirstin Sinner

    Sent on 08/04/2019
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    Shiori · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Caring Officiant for Any Wedding

    Rev. Frank was a final piece to our wedding puzzle. We met at a cafe for the first time, and we knew right away he was the right one. He worked to incorporate our different cultures respectfully into our wedding, and he was very open to our requests and had many great ideas himself. We received many compliments on our ceremony and his warm personality, as well as his ability to engage people in the event. We truly appreciated him as an officiant, and we highly recommend him to anyone!!

    Sent on 10/26/2018
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    Molly · Married on 09/29/2018

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    We were married on September 29th, 2018 up north in Minnesota. We met with Rev. Frank last spring and immediately felt comfortable and understood how organized Rev. Frank was. Prior to our wedding, we completed the Talk Points marriage counseling course. My Husband and I have been together for a long time and yet this course was able to get us to discuss things we hadn't talked about before. We learned new things about each other and had difficult conversations with one another that we may not have otherwise had that inevitably drew us closer to one another. We both think we garnered a great benefit and we are appreciative of the guidance the course offered to develop such honest conversations between us. Rev. Frank led our ceremony rehearsal and made a point to meet everyone present so that on our wedding day, everyone was excited and assured of what their role was.
    Using Reverend Frank as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Our ceremony was personable and heartfelt. Reverend Frank was engaging and funny. He presented us with an outline and worked with us to create a program that expressed everything we wished for. He played off of my husband and I's humor and made the ceremony to reflect our personalities-- including a reading dedicated to our dog! We were not the only ones who were very impressed; the rest of the night our guests raved about how wonderful our ceremony was and how great Reverend Frank is. He made the entire ceremony feel warm, even on a cool, snowy Minnesota day.

    Sent on 10/04/2018
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    Matt · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Above and beyond our expectations!!

    To say this was an AMAZING experience would be an understatement. We had so many people tell us it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever attended. From the beginning of marriage counseling through the ceremony, everything reflected us and our relationship. We couldn't have asked for more and were blown away by how things actually ended up! There were so many small details that reflected our relationship and proved that Rev Frank took the time to know us as a couple and incorporate that information into the ceremony. Thank you so much!!!

    Sent on 10/16/2018
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    Lisa · Married on 09/16/2018

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    Amazing Lisa

    We were planning a very last minute wedding as we wanted to be married outside when a friend referred us to Rev Dr Frank. From our first meeting it was clear to us what a kind and genuine man he was and the more we talked we realized it was perfect fit! The ceremony he officiated for us was absolutely beautiful, heartfelt and meaningful. He touched many peoples heart that day and ours and we are forever grateful to him.
    Lisa & Elby


    Sent on 09/23/2018
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    Louise · Married on 06/09/2018

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    Our entire wedding experience was full of relaxation, fun, and emotional connections because of Frank's ability to make you feel special. His attention to centering your experience around who you are is so great. Highly recommend having Frank be a part of your wedding adventure.

    Sent on 07/04/2018
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    Tony · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Rev. Frank was the best! From the first phone call to the day we were married he was very attentive to all of our needs. He was so knowledgeable, were glad we choose him for our big day. If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding Frank is the best in the twin cities. We loved his marriage prep course as it was laid back, but very helpful. We had so many friends and family comment on how beautiful the ceremony was. If you are like us and have been researching for days on who to choose, stop now call Frank and set up a meeting....You will not be disappointed!!

    Sent on 07/15/2018
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    Brenna · Married on 05/12/2018

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    We cannot say enough about Rev. Frank. Hiring him as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. The ceremony he crafted for us was so beautiful and personalized to as a couple. A few of our guests said our ceremony was the best they had ever heard because of the personal touches that Rev. Frank added. He made it a point to get to know our families the night before at our rehearsal dinner as well and was very willing to travel to our mini-destination wedding
    Rev. Frank is pricey, but those were dollars well spent in our eyes. We recommend using his online premarital counseling course as well.

    Sent on 05/20/2018
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    Erin · Married on 12/09/2017

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    Wow! Hiring Rev. Frank was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding and marriage. He is a true professional – tending to each client with interest, care and excitement. We could not have imagined a better person to work with.

    Frank is a delight and very easy to talk to during the pre-marital sessions! He is deeply interested in getting to know couples, he has a great sense of humor, and he has the wisdom that can only come from a long marriage and family of his own. We completely trusted him from the beginning and our sessions with him were some of our favorite moments of wedding planning.

    Frank has his own marriage curriculum that he has developed to facilitate conversations about lots of important marital topics. We completed all the workbook materials and conversations on our own, but brought them back to talk through with Frank –and to address certain sticky issues.

    He then took our answers and he wrote our ceremony and our vows. This was a major relief to have someone with the skills to do this for us. He did multiple drafts and always paid great attention-to-detail, asking relevant questions to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.

    Throughout the entire wedding weekend, Frank was a joy to have around. Not only is he interested in the couple, but he really likes to get to know your extended family. I'm not sure if other brides get so many compliments on their ceremonies but it is ALL anyone could talk about at the reception. People commented that it seemed he had known us for years (I credit his interest in really investing his time and care into getting to know the couple and family) and several guests we didn't even know that well had told us they were in tears multiple times!

    Frank played a huge role in making the day and the ceremony so special. We have been to many weddings in the Twin Cities and we can honestly say that no one will do a better, more custom, beautiful ceremony than him! FIVE STARS!

    Sent on 12/18/2017
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    Michael · Married on 10/14/2017

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    Reverend Frank Nelson did an incredible job with our Wedding ceremony, including all the planning and communication. He really made sure to have a little bit of our personalities and humor into the ceremony which we really liked. We recieved many compliments from our guests who were very impressed with Frank's work. Thank You Frank!
    - Mike and Erin

    Sent on 11/09/2017
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    Allison · Married on 09/23/2017

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    Reverend Frank was great! Frank came highly recommended from a family member who had him perform their ceremony and we were not disappointed in our choice (coming from a Minnesotan, being 'not disappointed' is high praise!). Frank was on point in his communications and was very amiable and genuine from the get-go. Working with Frank before our wedding was a breeze. He provided several drafts of the ceremony on the way and made every change that we requested (there weren't many). The resulting ceremony was great: it was heartfelt without being too serious and the length was perfect.

    We also opted to do pre-marital counseling with Frank. If you're able to do this, we recommend doing so. Not only do you and Frank get to know each other, but you can also get a chunk of your wedding license fees removed! Frank's attention to detail was evident as he brought up many of the small thoughts and details for our ceremony in future meetings. We felt that through several face to face meetings Frank was able to make our ceremony more personal.

    Our only gripe was that sometimes communications to and/or from Frank were never received. We don't know if it was on our end or Frank's, but after a follow up message Frank was always quick to respond. If you're looking for an officiant, Frank is your guy.

    Sent on 10/13/2017
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    Kimberly · Married on 08/19/2017

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    Rev. Frank is hands-down the best Wedding Officiant we could have ever asked for! He not only tailored our wedding ceremony to precisely the right tone we wanted, Rev. Frank made our ceremony so personal, fun, and special - guests have been talking about the ceremony just as much as the reception! From the minute we met Rev. Frank, we felt so comfortable - he is the most kind-hearted, warm, caring person with insightful advice and a great sense of humor. Rev. Frank's commitment to making sure our wedding ceremony was specific to us as a couple and our lives together, including our family and friends, stood out and will forever make me smile when I look back at my wedding day!

    Sent on 08/24/2017
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    Kassandra · Married on 07/29/2017

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    We loved working with Rev. Frank. We took the classes and so happy we did, it really put an extra touch on our ceremony. Rev. Frank really took the time to get to know us and even worked with us on ways to involve our daughter. we got so many compliments after our ceremony.

    Sent on 09/28/2017