Brittany · Married on 11/11/2011
Can't say enough nice things about this wonderful man! He is possibly mine and my husband's favorite vendor of our whole wedding and reception. He is patient, warm, understanding, organized, flexible and full of options and ideas to help customize the ceremony that reflects you as a couple or, in our case, family. He put together a beautiful little dedication to our daughter so that we could include her in ceremony in a very special way. We love him and you will too. Thank you so much Rev. Cookson!Sent on 01/01/2012
Brittany, Ryan and Layla
G · Married on 09/10/2011
We knew Brian would do an excellent job after our consultation. We were very comfortable with him. He was quick with responses to any of our questions. Brian created and conducted a beautiful ceremony, short and sweet as requested.Sent on 09/30/2011
We were very happy with Brian and honored to have him join us in our marriage. I would recommend him to any bride-to-be.
Laura · Married on 09/04/2011
Brian was our officiant for our wedding day and was a great person to work with. He was very profession and made our day special. I definitively would recommend him to a friend or family member.Sent on 01/04/2012
Michelle · Married on 05/21/2011
Reverend Cookson performed our ceremony and did a great job. We met with him once to make sure we would be comfortable with him and then decided to hire him. He provides several different ceremony ideas/options for you to mix-and-match to create your own ceremony or he will come up with some suggestions for you. We ended up using a ceremony we found online and modified to suit our needs and he was very open to using that instead of the more traditional ceremony wording. Overall, we were very pleased with Reverend Cookson and would highly recommend him.Sent on 07/26/2011
Daniel · Married on 03/12/2011
Brian provided officiant services for our wedding and did a tremendous job. Very helpful on every step along the way. Was punctual for every planned meeting up to the big day.Sent on 03/30/2011
Some notable positives:
1) Very accommodating and flexible when scheduling meeting times.
2) Very punctual for meetings such as rehearsal dinner, initial consultation, and big day.
3) Very calming personality which helps during the very chaotic process of planning a wedding.
4) Beautiful ceremonies ranging from traditional to inter-faith - very customizable.
5) Extremely helpful on every step.
Overall - A+ and would strongly recommend.
S · Married on 10/16/2010
We were really honored and pleased to have Reverend Cookson perform our wedding ceremony. He had a very nice long meeting with us prior to our wedding. His focus is on performing a ceremony that is tailored to the individual couple. If you want a civil ceremony, he will do that. And if you want a very religious ceremony, he will do that. He wants to make sure the ceremony reflects the wishes of the couple. His focus was the love two people have for each other and celebrating this. He was always on time and even early for the rehearsal, meetings, and most importantly the ceremony. We had complete trust in him and we would recommend him to any couple. Also we could tell that he took his role very seriously but kept us laughing as well. Thank you Reverend Cookson for everything!Sent on 01/29/2011
Brittany · Married on 09/25/2010
Brian Cookson is incredible!! He deserves 10 stars! We would recommend him for everyone who is looking for a beautiful ceremony. He truly exceed every expectation we had in all aspects. Brian is professional, responsive, genuine, and provided an amazing quality of service that is truly priceless. He worked with us to create a personalized ceremony about us, and it was amazing; he put so much of his personal time, effort and energy into everything. We simply cannot put into words how happy we are. We would recommend him to everyone!Sent on 10/18/2010
Yoriko · Married on 05/23/2010
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. He has qualities that any bride-to-be would find important when choosing the officiant for the wedding ceremony. He is very friendly, easy to work with, helpful, and dependable.Sent on 10/16/2010
Emily · Married on 04/10/2010
Brian was absolutely amazing! He helped us figure out what type of ceremony that fit us and our personalities plus what made both of our families comfortable. My husbands dads side of the family is Jewish, his moms is catholic. Plus my family is presbyterian. Ugh talk about confusion. Brian made everyone feel at ease. We wanted to have our ceremony about our love for each other and how it will continue to grow, we look back every day at our vows and are very please at what we chose. Thank you Brian for all of your hard work!Sent on 10/18/2010
Sarah · Married on 10/24/2009
My Fiance (husband now!) and I decided to have a non-denominational wedding ceremony since we were combining two faiths, Judiasm and Christianity, and wanted to keep it simple and more of a representation of our love together.Sent on 10/28/2009
I was nervous about finding someone to marry us because we were essentially 'shopping online.' I met and spoke with several people and started to feel like i wouldn't find the right person with the right price for my budget. My fiance and I met with Brian Cookson and I immediatley knew that he was the one. He made us feel so comfortable. He was organized, charming and professional. He said that he could tell we really loved each other was very important to him- i loved that!
He was willing to answer any of our questions during the planning and was very helpful with making the ceremony fit what we wanted. He even searched for the author of a poem i wanted to use - after i had given up in trying to find it myself!
The ceremony was amazing and Reverend Brian was wonderful. At the reception, the first thing everyone (i mean everyone - all ages, all faiths) said to us was how beautiful the ceremony was and how wonderful Reverand Brian was. Everyone thought that he must know us! We're still getting compliments!
I'm so pleased to be sharing this with other online shoppers for a wedding officiant - I think it is a very daunting task to find the right person- and there are so many people out there, its hard to know where to start. I hope this helps many brides!
Beverly · Married on 09/26/2009
Rev Cookson was wonderful. I am so glad that I was able to find him! The ceremony was beautiful and he spent time with us before the wedding to make sure everything was right.Sent on 01/06/2010
Reese · Married on 07/25/2009
I cannot say enough good things about Reverend Brian Cookson. From the very beginning, he took the time to talk to me about any questions or concerns about things both wedding related and non wedding related. The first time I met with him, we talked for hours and I felt like he was an old family friend. I talked with several ministers before I met him and many had that "holier than thou" attitude, but he was so open-minded and supportive. I believed in my marriage even more because he believed in us. I felt lucky to have his blessing. Also, as all of us brides do, I had gone WAY beyond my budget for the wedding, and he worked with me on the price of his services. I can't thank him enough and I recommend him to every bride that I can.Sent on 08/09/2009
kathleen · Married on 07/18/2009
REV. BRIAN AND AMANDA WERE SUPERB!!! BOTH WERE THERE FOR ME THROUGH THE HARD TIMES DURING THE PLANNING PROCESS. BOTH WERE THERE TO CALM ME DOWN DURING REHEARSAL WHILE MY HUSBAND WAS RUNIING LATE ... LOL....Sent on 08/25/2009
ALL IN ALL, REV. BRIAN AND AMANDA DID A WONDERFUL JOB.
WE HOPE TO WORK WITH THEM AGAIN WHEN WE DECIDE TO RENEW OUR VOWS.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!
Holly · Married on 06/20/2009
Brian was awesome for our 103 degree wedding and two hours away from him. Thank you so much for all your services!!Sent on 03/03/2012
Courtney · Married on 04/10/2009
Reverend Brian Cookson was exceptional!! We couldn't have asked for anything more!Sent on 04/15/2009
margie · Married on 03/07/2009
Reverend Cookson was a top notch wedding officiant. He is highly recommended after such a wonderful wedding experience.Sent on 03/29/2009
Natalie · Married on 12/24/2008
Rev Brian is amazing! He made our special day even more special! He was so wonderful to work with and the special touches that he added to our ceremony were perfect! He made our wedding day so memorable!Sent on 12/29/2008
Natalie and John
Reine · Married on 12/06/2008
From the very moment we met Reverend Brian, we felt at ease. He took time to meet with us and answer every single one of our questions, no matter how small or silly it may have sounded! We requested a Christmasy, short, sweet ceremony and with just those three words, he created the perfect wedding ceremony script! We simply gave him a quote and he gave us an amazingly heartfelt, touching service. He was early for both our rehearsal and our wedding and always returned our calls the same day. I definitely suggest Rev. Brian for your wedding officiant needs!Sent on 12/14/2008
Shaheen and Reine Solomon
Connie · Married on 11/25/2008
Brian performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony on our special day. The customized ceremony really captured exactly the message and tone that we were striving for. He understood the personal nature of the event and spent time to understand what we were wanting for our ceremony. Thanks Brian!Sent on 12/12/2008
tiffany · Married on 10/24/2008
rev. brian was great! the first time i talked to him, he talked to me for over an hour. he is there for whatever you need. he is extremely professional, but he has a sense of humor. he gives you many different choices for your ceremony, vows, unity candle, prayers, readings, and everything else. he made my ceremony go smoothly and perfectly. i highly recommend him. he will work with any budget, and he is not out for the money. i am so happy that we used him, and that he was able to help us out in such short notice (about 2-3 weeks before wedding)! he gives fast and great communication, and i really had nothing to worry about with him. he is just all around fantastic!Sent on 11/01/2008
Susan · Married on 10/17/2008
Reverend Brian Cookson was the best! My fiance was leaving the country in one week, so needless to say we were in a hurry! I emailed him late one Monday night and he responded right away and continued to walk me through his services and pricing online throughout the evening while we were discussing our options. We decided to book him to perform our ceremony that evening as he was so great to work with, professional and helpful. The next day we recieved everything we needed to put together the perfect ceremony, vows and ring exchanges! He makes it all so easy. On Friday we had the ceremony in our own home, which is what I wanted, and he was brillant! On time, prepared, sweet as can be and a lot of fun to work with. The ceremony was perfect (and he even threw in a last minute change for me!). If you are looking to book an officiant who will make your special day perfect, I HIGHLY recommend Reverend Cookson!Sent on 10/18/2008
Lisa · Married on 10/11/2008
Reverend Brian Cookson was amazing! He went above and beyond the call of duty!!! He was very sincere and dedicated to making our ceremony everything we had hoped it would be. He was warm and brought a sense of humor with him to each meeting! ha ha! Thanks again! He was perfect!Sent on 10/24/2008
Taylor · Married on 08/16/2008
Rev. Brian Cookson was amazing!!! He was so personable, friendly, professional and wonderful! There aren't enough kind words in the English language to describe how comfortable and happy he made my husband and I on our wedding day! He helped us to pick out exactly what kind of ceremony we wanted with wonderful suggestions and personalization. And the day of the wedding he was all smiles! I could tell that he was really invested in us and of our big day! He even helped to calm this nervous and giggly bride. :) And I love that he provided us with a beautiful copy of our ceremony as a keepsake, as well as a pretty wedding certificate keepsake. Huzzah!Sent on 09/11/2008
And his wife and daughter are both beautiful and lovely as well. They were of course a pleasure to have with us.
I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Reverend Brian Cookson's reply:Dear Lisa,
Kamilah · Married on 06/28/2008
A wonderful and heartfelt ceremony. Thank you!Sent on 08/30/2008
Reverend Brian Cookson's reply:Kamilah,
Nicole · Married on 11/24/2007
We unfortunately didnt give Reverend Cookson a whole lot of time to get things together. Although he pulled together a beautiful service that was the icing on the cake for our wedding. He and his wife were wonderful in their creativity and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a wonderful job done.Sent on 09/28/2008
Reverend Brian Cookson's reply:Dear Nicole,