Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant Reviews

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Steven Pappas · Married on 10/19/2018

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    The right choice

    Made the ceremony fun and easy. For those that would be tense or nervous shouldn't worry. Joy will get you settled and relaxed.

    Sent on 11/25/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you Steve. You and Jamie are living proof that a beautiful, elegant elopement in Saratoga Springs can be planned in under a week. Many warm blessings to you both.
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    Courtney Warner · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Amazing officiant! We loved our ceremony!!

    Joy was fantastic. Very professional, thoughtful, and accommodating. We absolutely loved the ceremony she created with our input, and our wedding guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful she was. Joy has our highest recommendation!!!

    Sent on 11/27/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Dear Courtney and Tom, It was the most beautiful Fall Saratoga day for your wedding at the Gideon Putnam Resort. Everything could not have been lovelier. I am so honored to be the one to pronounce you husband and wife. Many blessings to you both for a beautiful future together. xoxoxo-Joy
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    Sue Orton · Married on 10/06/2018

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    A superb experience

    Joy was superb from beginning to end. I only wish I had the chance to have worked more closely with her - and that is our fault, not hers. Our very busy work schedules made it difficult to do so, and the fact that Joy understood and accommodated our schedules and availability only endeared her to me more. I found her so kind, helpful and most of all, wise as we needed to make some difficult last minute adjustments because of family demands. She handled the request, on our wedding day, with such aplomb that I will forever be grateful to her. She enhanced our wedding in such a meaningful way - Joy, your first name says it all!!

    Sent on 12/18/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Sue and Stephen, you are so very welcome! It was my absolute delight to officiate your wedding and to get to know your wonderful group of family and friends. Many blessings to you both. xoxo-Joy
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    Sarah · Married on 09/21/2018

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    Joy is AMAZING! She is one of the sweetest and most genuine human beings I've ever met. She does everything possible to make your ceremony as perfect as can be and that it matches all you envisioned. She is organized and full of ideas and tips if you need any guidance with anything, even something unrelated to ceremony. We were so happy with everything Joy did for us, and forever grateful!

    Sent on 09/30/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Sarah. It was my greatest pleasure, honor and delight to get to know you and Brian and your families and friends, and to officiate your wedding ceremony. Wishing you a lifetime of blessings of love, health and happiness. xoxoxo-Joy
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    Kayla · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Joy crafted the perfect wedding ceremony for us. She goes above and beyond in getting to know you as an individual and a couple, not only to write a beautiful ceremony, but because she truly cares in giving your story the love and attention it deserves. Joy provides guidance while giving you the liberty to make the ceremony your own. She told our story with the perfect words, energy and emotion. Everyone commented on how amazing and unique the ceremony was. Our wedding was better than I could have ever imagined it to be and that is because of Joy.

    Sent on 09/11/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Kayla and Charlie, I can't tell you how happy I am for the two of you. When I get the opportunity to officiate for a dear friend who is also a wedding professional, well, it is a wonderful day! You two were absolutely stunning and the Yaddo Gardens were magnificent. There was so much love all around in your family and friends. Thank you for allowing me the honor. xoxoxo-Joy
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    Susan Dimascio · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Susan DiMascio

    From the moment I contacted Joy her responsiveness and professionalism are outstanding. She performed our small but perfect ceremony to our request. She’s an incredible beautiful individual and so very happy we found her.

    Sent on 11/05/2018
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    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Dearest Sue and Gino, it was the the loveliest day for you to be wed in an elegant elopement ceremony in my front room. I am so grateful you found me and that our paths crossed for this perfect moment in time. Much love and many blessings to you forever. Joy
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    Caitlin · Married on 07/07/2018

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    Joy is a must have for your wedding. She knows what she is doing and will make your ceremony personable and memorable. Joy wrote a 30 minute ceremony for us that took our guest through our journey in a tasteful yet funny and touching way. There were many tears! She also offers many options for special rituals that are optional, but there are so many great ideas you’ll be sure to pick one. She also gives lots of excerpts to pick from for family or friends to read at your ceremony. We had to fill out a questionnaire which was a great way to reflect on your love and helps her develop her speech. Joy also met with us for over an hour and never once did we feel pressure to hire her. We even got to meet her two dogs . What I appreciated most was her flexibility and assertiveness. She took many of our ideas but offered her suggestions and insight on what would work best. Never being married before, I really valued her advice and it made everything seamless. Lastly , she does do rehearsal practice as part of the package so long as your date is available.

    Sent on 08/22/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Caitlin. You and Adam were such a blast to work with, and I loved being able to share your story to your family and friends. I wish you so much love and happiness in your future together. xoxox-Joy
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    Alicia · Married on 06/29/2018

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    Joy was such a pleasure to work with. She is such a nice lady and her words were kind and warm. Thank you so much, Joy for making our day so special!

    Sent on 07/01/2018
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    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Alicia, a quick phone call a few days earlier turned into a lovely, sacred and meaningful wedding ceremony tucked into a sweet corner of Congress Park. I am so glad to have met you and Cristian and wish you so many blessings for a long, healthy and prosperous live together.
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    Ryann · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Choosing Joy as our wedding officiant was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. She created the most authentic, beautiful, loving, and personal ceremony for us. Our guests continually came up to us during our reception to tell us that the ceremony was their favorite part of our wedding because they were so touched. It was our favorite part of the day too! Her thoughtfully crafted words allowed our guests to truly see inside our hearts and be an active participant in our wedding day. She has unique and personalized ideas on traditions, readings, and vows that allow you to make your ceremony your own. Joy’s personalized ceremony exceeded our expectations and allowed us to create a beautiful start to our marriage. If a highly personalized, thoughtful, and heartfelt ceremony is important to you, you must contact Joy.

    Sent on 06/25/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you Ryann. What a beautiful day for you and Michael. The rain could do nothing to dampen our spirits. The floral decor that transformed a sweet restaurant space into a whimsical garden brought some more magic to add to that which we were creating. It was my greatest joy to work with you both over the months leading up to your day. Love and blessings forevermore.
  • User4235896 · Recently married

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    Joy officiated our wedding and we could not have been happier!!!!! From the very first meeting with Joy we knew that she was the one we wanted to help make our day perfect! The wedding questionnaires were such a wonderful idea to help her in making our ceremony so personalized! And we were so grateful for all the samples of vows, ceremony ideas/rituals, etc. that she gave us! Her personality and calming presence, vast knowledge of dos and don’ts were so welcomed! We would recommend her to anyone and everyone. We are grateful to call her a friend!

    Sent on 06/30/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    It is always especially touching when I am called upon to officiate the nuptials of another wedding professional. Thank you so much for including me in your most special day, Dani. As a woman who has been to hundreds of weddings, you really had a vision and I am thrilled to have helped you make it a reality. xoxoxox
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    Jacqueline · Married on 06/10/2018

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    We were so honored to have Joy as part of our big day. She went above and beyond to make our day special. We enjoyed every moment working with her. She truly took time to get to know us and made excellent recommendations that made our ceremony unique. She made us both feel so comfortable up in front of our family and friends!

    Sent on 08/12/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Dear Jacqueline and Brian... wasn't it the most glorious day Lake George had to offer! It was so wonderful to work with you over the months leading up to your day, to make your ceremony spectacular. Brian's dad sharing advice from a dog, was a real treat! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness. xoxoxoxo
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    Jack · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Rev. Joy is amazing, highly recommend her services to couples looking for someone to make their day special, majestic and remembered forever.

    Sent on 06/08/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    It was my delight to officiate your Elegant Elopement. I am so happy you chose me to do the honors. Much love to you both for a beautiful future together.
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    Katie · Married on 04/21/2018

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    Joy was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I could have have picked a better Reverend. Joy is not like many other Reverends she makes the ceremony truly about you as a couple. We are still getting compliments about how wonderful the ceremony was because of Joy. She will truly give everyone happy tears!

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    Mara · Married on 03/10/2018

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    Finding the perfect officiant was so important to my (now) husband and I, and when we found out that we were expecting and would be moving our wedding date up by 6 months, we were so afraid that our rushed planning would lead to us not finding the perfect person. BUT when we first talked to Joy over the phone all of our worry disappeared. Joy is everything we always wanted in an officiant; kind, relaxed, confident, reassuring, organized, knowledgeable. The whole ceremony planning process was wonderfully easy on our end, and the end result was an absolutely lovely ceremony. Joy made sure to accommodate for all of our needs and requests, making the ceremony personal and perfect. Our family and friends are still reaching out to us about how beautiful it was.
    We highly recommend Joy to anyone in search of an officiant! Thank you Joy! Love, Mara & Erik & Future Baby Boy :)

    Sent on 03/24/2018
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    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    There was so much love and celebration in the room for your wedding Mara and Erik. It was my greatest delight to be the one to take you through the process of getting yourselves married. I can't wait to meet Baby Boy and watch you grow together with him. xoxoxo-Joy
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    Nina · Married on 01/01/2018

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    Joy took time on her New Year's Day to come and officiate our elopement ceremony, and did so with total professionalism, a wonderful approach, and a warmth and style that made us feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident in her knowledge and ability to bring added meaning to our ceremony. We would absolutely recommend her to any of our friends and family seeking a thoughtful, thorough officiant for their ceremony.

    Sent on 03/22/2018

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    I couldn't think of a better way to begin the new year than to officiate your wedding, Nina and John. It was the most perfect day and will last forever in my heart. xoxoxo
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    Sarah · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Reverend Joy made our day beyond special. We continue to hear from guests just how personal, unique, and filled-with-love our ceremony was. Joy did a beautiful job taking what we wanted in our ceremony and turning it into a beautiful, memorable event. At the rehearsal dinner, I remember her telling us: "Don't look at me while I'm speaking. Look at each other. It's all about you." Her humility and guidance helped us remain mindful, awake, and aware of the magic happening during our ceremony. Thank you, Joy, for guiding us through the sacred, special, and intimate moments of ceremony.

    Sent on 10/29/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Working with you and Mike to craft your ceremony was such a wonderful experience for me. I will always remember your charge to be kind, curious and brave. Much love to you both. xoxo-Joy
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    Amanda · Married on 10/08/2017

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    Joy was amazing! She provided a beautiful, personalized ceremony that we'll never forget. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 10/11/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Amanda, I am so happy your mom called me and insisted you call me. It was so lovely to work with you and Matt to craft your perfect wedding ceremony, and to see the looks on your faces as you exchanged your vows was the highlight of my day. Many blessings to you both for a beautiful future together. xoxo
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    Meaghan · Married on 10/06/2017

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    Reverend Joy Burke was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was friendly, professional and you can tell she loves what she does. She spent time getting to know my husband and I as individuals as well as a couple, which allowed her to write and perform a beautiful ceremony. We were so thankful Joy was a part of our wedding experience and we would highly recommend her to anyone!

    Meaghan & Sam

    Sent on 10/31/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Dear Meaghan and Sam, It was an absolutely perfect day, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. Much love, Joy
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    Aly · Married on 08/20/2017

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    Reverend Joy is incredible! My husband and I are so glad we discovered her. We wanted a ceremony that was unique, creative, and personal while incorporating a touch of religion. Joy nailed it! She mentioned our background as a couple, included some entertaining anecdotes about our relationship, mentioned our parents and their respective marriages, and made our ceremony truly enjoyable! It was honestly my favorite part of the entire day. Joy was also a wealth of information regarding all aspects of our wedding day - we took all of her advice to heart and we're so glad we did. Our day was so special to us and she was a huge part of that. Thank you, Joy! Love, Aly & Kyle

    Sent on 09/06/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    To be involved in such a magnificent event was an honor, a pleasure and a delight. I am so happy for you two and will always remember your special day. xoxo-Joy
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    Matthew · Married on 08/18/2017

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    Joy was amazing on our wedding day and really helped us to make sure everything went smoothly. She is the best!

    Sent on 08/21/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    I couldn't have been happier to officiate your wedding ceremony, Matthew. Wishing you and Kristina nothing but happiness, love, peace and prosperity from this day forward. Love and blessings, Joy
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    Jenny · Married on 07/29/2017

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    My new husband and I are so glad that we found Joy and that she was the officiant at our wedding! Neither of us had attended many weddings, so we were unsure what we wanted our ceremony to look like. We didn’t even agree on how to say our vows! Joy had many great ideas, was very responsive when I emailed questions, and she created our dream ceremony! She flawlessly weaved scripture, stories about my husband and I, and blessings into our ceremony. I had many guests comment about how unique and meaningful the ceremony was. Thank you Joy!

    Sent on 07/31/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Jenny and Nick, your wedding at the National Museum of Dance was so lovely, romantic and etherial. I was so happy to see the looks on your faces when you took your vows to one another. Wishing you a wonderful lifetime together, Joy
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    Jaime · Married on 07/15/2017

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    If we could rank her higher than 5/5, we would. Joy was a true blessing on our wedding day. I wanted to have a friend marry us, but my fiance (now husband, yay!) wanted to hire a professional. Since meeting Joy at our initial meeting I think I have thanked him every day for his decision and persistence. I even thanked him and said "YOU WERE SO RIGHT" while walking up the aisle immediately after getting married, while our wedding party was still standing up there. That's how good she is. Truly... Worth every penny, and then some. Her sense of professionalism and knowledge of just the way things should go was truly priceless. I felt as though at the beginning of our rehearsal, between my family, my husband's family and all of our (bossy) friends plus our wedding planner, it was like herding cats. Joy immediately stepped up with much appreciated authority and knowledge and provided us with the guidance and direction we needed. My father and i learn by doing, therefore we asked 100 questions and requested to keep rehearsing and practicing even the smallest things. She was never frustrated with us and always reassured us through an emotional (and stressful at times) process! J\And don't even get me started on the ceremony she wrote us! I tear up just thinking about it. She puts so much thought, emotion, care and attention into everything she does. Your ceremony is so uniquely yours, it's such a gift! oy Burke is the real deal. She is such a gem, and I am truly so beyond grateful that she was there to provide her love, guidance and support on our special day.

    Sent on 07/24/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Jaime and Jon, your words brought me to tears. Your love story inspired me. Your families delighted me. Being a part of your day is now one of my favorite memories. So much love to you both. xoxo-Joy
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    Cassie · Married on 07/13/2017

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    Joy madness our experience extremely easy and created a service that was so unique to us as a couple! I would highly recommend!

    Sent on 08/28/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Cassie. It was my delight! Note: I believe madness was an autocorrect, there was no madness at your lovely wedding!
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    Tammy · Married on 07/08/2017

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    Joy was amazing! We weren't from the area but wanted a small wedding in Lake George. Joy went out of her way to accommodate us. The day of the wedding she did the most beautiful service anyone could ask for.

    Sent on 07/10/2017

    Reverend Joy Burke - Saratoga Wedding Officiant's reply:

    I'm so glad your day was all you hoped for. Many blessings to you and Michael and your beautiful family.