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Erin · Married on 12/09/2017
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!
Shiori · Married on 10/07/2018
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!!
Molly · Married on 09/29/2018
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.
Matt · Married on 09/22/2018
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!!!
Lisa · Married on 09/16/2018
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
Louise · Married on 06/09/2018
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.
Tony · Married on 06/02/2018
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!!
Brenna · Married on 05/12/2018
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.
Michael · Married on 10/14/2017
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
Allison · Married on 09/23/2017
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.
Kimberly · Married on 08/19/2017
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!
Kassandra · Married on 07/29/2017
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.
Brooke · Married on 07/29/2017
Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson was absolutely amazing! We did the pre-marriage sessions and he was our wedding officiant. The pre-marriage sessions were very helpful and Frank made them fun. He is a very approachable and kind man. He also has a good sense of humor which helped make every encounter a relaxed effort. My husband and I always looked forward to going to our meetings with Rev. Frank and we always had great conversations afterwards! Our wedding ceremony was perfect! Rev. Frank did a great job at making it personal and special. He helped us write our own vows and the wedding guests raved about how great of an officiant he was. We truly can't say enough good things about Rev. Frank.
Nathaniel · Married on 05/26/2017
Thank you so much for guiding us through this marriage course as well as performing at
our ceremony. We couldn't have asked for more from Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson who
taught us how to better communicate and learn from each other with his class as
well as give us everything we wanted in a ceremony. We had multiple family
members ask where we found him because of how perfectly he made the ceremony. He
made it somehow unique and traditional. Our wedding was a perfect day and we
couldn't have had that without him. Thank you from the bottom of our
Katie · Married on 04/08/2017
Reverend Frank Nelson did an amazing job at my wedding! I have known him most of my life, but he did not know my fiance and he was able to incorporate the best parts of our classes together to make us a wedding ceremony completely our own and so very special! Highly, highly recommend Frank to anyone looking to have a unique and personalized wedding ceremony customized to you!
Amanda · Married on 09/24/2016
We can't say enough about the amazing experience we had working with Rev. Frank as our wedding officiant!
We chose to do the online marriage classes and met with Rev. Frank for our third and final session. It was so valuable to us as we prepared for our wedding day and our marriage!! The program that Rev. Frank has developed perfectly guides the couple through their marriage prep and facilitates great conversation.
Rev. Frank also used our own words and thoughts from the marriage courses as part of our ceremony which gave it an extra level of personalization that we appreciated so much.
We received so many compliments directed towards Rev. Frank. He arranged the perfect ceremony and every guest was captivated the entire time!
I would hands down recommend any future bride and groom reach out to Rev. Frank and book him as you officiant!!!
Jamie · Married on 09/16/2016
Exceptional choice for an officiant and marriage preparation courses. It was great to work with Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson as he took the time to get to know us as a couple and provided positive feedback. We enjoyed completing his workbook and meeting with him to discuss the exercises.
We wanted our ceremony to be meaningful and not like every other wedding that seems to have little reflection of the couple getting married. Our marriage ceremony was unique and personal. We were very pleased with every aspect of the event. Rev. Frank took the lead at the rehearsal and coordinating with the DJ the day of our wedding leaving little for us to manage and more time to focus on other aspects of our special day. We also received a great deal of feedback from our friends and family of how much they enjoyed the ceremony and thought it was very special.
We would highly recommend Rev. Frank for marriage preparation classes and as an officiant.
Destiny · Married on 09/02/2016
We loved having Reverend Frank Nelson as our Officiant. Even in just meeting him, we felt close to him and he helped make our marriage ceremony beautiful and personal.
Nicole · Married on 09/02/2016
Rev. Frank was amazing! We did the marriage preparation course with him as well, which we found to be really helpful. Rev. Frank took the time to get to know my husband and I as a couple and as individuals and was able to bring unique personal elements into our ceremony as a result. He knows his stuff when it comes to weddings and had lots of great ideas and he was flexible and worked in some of our ideas as well. Rev. Frank handled the rehearsal impressively and really helped everyone to feel comfortable and an important part of the ceremony. He helped to make sure everyone knew what they needed to do to make what ended up being the most unique, personal, emotion felt wedding ceremony. We had so many guests come up to us afterward and comment on how touching the ceremony was and how personal it felt. My husband and I could not be happier with our luck in finding Rev. Frank and are so thankful for everything he did for us.
Lissa · Married on 07/30/2016
Rev. Frank is the best! He really took the time to get to know us and he understood us from the very first time we met. We met together multiple times leading up to the big day and it was always fun. Our ceremony was incredibly personalized and was really special. Every one of our guests told us how heartfelt the ceremony felt and many even said it was the most beautiful they had ever been to!
We would recommend him to everyone, he is the best!
Kevin · Married on 06/25/2016
We loved working with Reverend Frank!! He was recommended to us by a friend, and would not hesitate to recommend him to others, as both pre-marriage coach and officiant.
In our pre-marriage counseling, he was a great facilitator and guide. We got so much out of our sessions, they were a pleasure not a chore and we learned a ton of new things about each other and ourselves as a couple.
And as for the day of the wedding , he was again terrific. He was essential in orchestrating the ceremony in the exact tone and tenor that we wanted. He was also so warm and personable on our wedding day. Our families loved him, I must have gotten over ten compliments from family about how lovely he and his words were. He did a great job at making our wedding feel personal and intimate while still keeping the gravity of the occasion.
In summary: great counselor, great at planning the ceremony, and great on the day! We absolutely could not recommend him more highly. He is the best!!
User6718307 · 2+ years ago
Reverend Frank was amazing! He met with us and helped put all our worries to rest. He actually gets to know us and made our ceremony personal and just the way we wanted it. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Ashlee · Married on 06/27/2015
Choosing Rev Frank as our officiant was on of the best decisions we made. Choosing to do the premarital counseling was priceless. It really helped us become a stronger couple. We still refer to his lessons to this day. I highly recommend doing the sessions. It also allowed him to really get to know us and visa versa. He took actual statements we made in our sessions and included them in the ceremony. He used our own words to draft our vows. Which made it very personal and unique and saved so much time from doing it ourselves. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant that goes above and beyond.
Melissa · Married on 06/13/2015
We received countless compliments from family and friends who were so moved by our wedding ceremony. Several even told us it was the best, most special wedding they'd ever been to. We owe so, so much of that to Rev. Frank. Thanks goes to Rev. Frank for orchestrating, planning and leading a beautiful ceremony. He also took the time to know us and created a celebration that fit who we are. It was a lovely, memorable, special day - more than we had even hoped for.
We also met with Reverend Frank several times for pre-marriage coaching. It was a great experience. We were thankful for the opportunity to have some important discussions prior to our marriage. It also allowed us to get to know Reverend Frank (and him to know us) prior to the ceremony, making the day even more special. Working with Rev. Frank was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding!
Sara · Married on 06/06/2015
Choosing Rev. Dr. Frank for our wedding was one of the easiest decisions we had throughout wedding planning! He was so easy to work with and made everything from the marriage preparation classes to the vows very personal. He made our ceremony a dream come true - he took pieces of our personalities and made a very special, memorable ceremony. Rehearsal was perfect - taking the stress out of our big day knowing exactly what to expect. We had numerous people compliment us on the ceremony and Frank's services!! We couldn't have chosen anyone better and we highly recommend him for your marriage preparation and ceremony!!