126 Reviews for Reverend Mark E. Frady
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Just wanted to write a review to let everyone know how great Mark is. Many of our guests said that our ceremony was one of the most enjoyable ceremonies ever. He is a great speaker and really helped us write vows that fit our personalities and our beliefs. James and I are not religious, but Mark is so open minded and accepting of all people. I love being able to re-read our vows and relive the day. I can't wait to display them in our new home.
We also really enjoyed taking the marriage class with him before our wedding, and feel like we learned tools that will help us have a marriage full of honesty and communication. We plan to look at the book and redo chapters from time to time.
Mark also was very helpful and patient during our very crazy year and went above and beyond when we needed extra help with some very important things! Lots of oops on our part involved. We are so thankful that you took extra time for us. Thank you!
I searched forever for the perfect Reverend on google, yelp, etc and stumbled upon Mark. It must have been our lucky day because I couldn't have asked for a better overall experience. He's attentive, responds to emails quickly, met us at the Carson City Courthouse to get our marriage certificate, and went above and beyond to make sure our wishes were granted for the ceremony. During the actual ceremony I was blown away, as were our guests. I got so many comments afterwards about how we found him and that he nailed it! He helped us with writing our vows, which had some in tears, and he stepped in at the perfect times to make sure things stayed funny and lite. Seriously couldn't have imagined anyone better to marry us and I can honestly say it was the best day of my life, due in part, to Mark (and my wonderful husband of course!).
Our wedding was a memorable and beautiful because of the service that Reverend Mark Frady rendered on us.
Reverend Mark was wonderful! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better person to perform our wedding ceremony. He took the time to get to know us very well and make the ceremony unique to our relationship. He was sincere, funny and a delight to be around! We were so pleased with his professionalism, his thoughtfulness, and kindness. During our ceremony his timing was perfect. He knew when things needed to maintain a more serious tone but also when to make us and our guests laugh a bit - which was great! Reverend Mark was a delight in every way and we can't thank him enough for a memorable and perfect ceremony.
Thank you Diana and Mike...everything you say about me goes double for the two of you...What a great couple! And to top it all off, you had to endure the fires of Napa and the change of venue to the Ritz Carlton at Lake Tahoe.
Mark is truly an amazing person! He really cares about the couples he marries. We didn't have anyone in mind to perform out wedding ceremony. Mark came highly recommended. We met with him several months before the wedding and knew right away that we wanted him to marry us. He is very professional. He wrote the ceremony and it turned out beautifully! We highly recommend Mark Frady.
Clare and Jeff had a small, beautiful wedding in the Water Garden of the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California, with family and a few friends present. It was so nice to meet them in person, and to get to know their guests. They are such a pleasant couple, and it was my joy and pleasure to be able to be with them on their special day. Thank you both for allowing me to officiate.
Mark did such an amazing job officiating our wedding, and we are so thankful to have found him! Mark added humor, sincerity, love and an overall beautiful presence to our wedding ceremony, and made it so heartfelt and special. All of our family and friends had so many compliments about Mark and his officiating, saying that was the best ceremony they had ever been to! I highly recommend Mark, he has a true gift when it comes to weddings, and we feel very blessed to have had him officiate ours!
Melissa and Jared...what a beautiful day on the shore of Lake Tahoe. All the very best wishes to the two of you. I shall never forget your laugh, Melissa! Thank you both for allowing me to take part in your special day.
reverend mark was great. every one loved what he said during the ceremony as well as my husband and i. i loved the wat he incoperated verses from the bible in our beautiful wedding. thank you so much for the most amazing ceremony
You are very welcome...it was my pleasure!
Choosing all your vendors for your wedding day can be extremely stressful, especially for destination weddings. We chose Mark Frady to marry us in Incline Village and he came highly recommended by our planning services as well as the venue in which we married. We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect ceremony. He was so organized and professional from start to finish. He even offers marriage enrichment classes and has an extremely high track record of couples that have stayed married. He worked with us to provide the ceremony we both envisioned and even gave us the entire ceremony to look over to make sure it was exactly what we wanted.
He was so nice to all of our guests and families and everyone truly enjoyed him. Many people approached us after to let us know he was the best Reverend ever and they truly loved him! He had us all laughing and enjoying every minute of the ceremony. People always tell you that your wedding day is over as quickly as you blink, and it is very true. I tell everyone that researching your vendors is very important to a successful wedding day to give you both everything you ever dreamed of.
I am so happy we chose such an amazing person to perform our marriage vows and ceremony. This was so important to both of our families and all of our friends who joined us.
Thank you Mark for beyond exceeding our expectations and we highly recommend you to anyone getting married in the area! We appreciate everything you did for us along the way to make this such a magical and truly memorable day.
We truly appreciate you!
Love, Michelle & Chris
Michelle and Chris...no, thank you so very much for allowing me to take part in your wedding. It was a joy and a pleasure. I cherish our friendship, and look forward to keeping in touch in the future.
Mark was wonderful, he took the time to really get to each of us and to really personalize our ceremony. We had a delay in ceremony due to rain and he took it in stride and helped us to remain calm and confident that everything will turn out beautifully. He was very informative and helpful in the wedding license procedures a well as helpful in the changing of name process. Mark is a very warm, friendly, and inspiring person who accepted all our family and made our ceremony beautiful. We were truly blessed to have him a part of our day!
And Kayla and Chris, I was the one who was truly blessed. It was a beautiful day in spite of the rain delay. Thank you so very much.
Mark was such fun to work with! We didn't get in on his classes before hand but we plan to do them soon. For our ceremony he had people laughing and said all the right things. It was just perfect. We got married in Tahoe and Mark is an amazing officiant if anyone is looking for one! He is so professional and takes care of everything especially when you are from out of town and are unsure of what you need to do regarding the marriage license, etc. We are so happy we met Mark and decided to have Mark officiate our wedding! :)
Melissa and Greg...Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day...I know it was a beautiful day for you, but you have no idea how wonderful it was for me personally.
Mark came very highly recommended to my husband and I by our wedding DJ. When our other wedding vendors were informed that we had selected Mark to officiate at our wedding, they were all very excited and had nothing but great things to say about Mark as well. My husband and I found Mark to be extremely warm and friendly, and he's got a great sense of humor. He tailored our ceremony to us, provided us with a copy of it a couple of weeks prior to the wedding, and encouraged us to review it and make edits to it if we wanted to. On the day of the wedding, Mark executed the ceremony beautifully, improvising a bit throughout, which kept things light and allowed the ceremony to flow smoothly and effortlessly. My husband and I were very pleased, as were our guests. We received multiple compliments from our guests regarding his demeanor and humor. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for an officiant!
Adrian and Michael...I was thrilled to be able to be a part of your wedding. Thank you for allowing me to do so, and to write such a beautiful review!
My husband and I just love Mark! He was amazing! We took his marriage classes (included in the fee) and I highly recommend couples taking it. They have really helped my husband and I a lot already. Mark's ceremony was so beautiful and personal. Our guests have told us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to. He really takes a lot of time to get to know you and spends a lot of time working with you on the ceremony. During the ceremony Mark mentioned forgiveness. The next evening after our wedding my husband and I went to Need For Speed which is a go-cart ride. My husband bumped his car in to the back of mine extremely hard. I had a minor case of whiplash. I was super mad for the next 15 minutes, but I remembered what Mark said about forgiveness. So I forgave my husband and I have to say I felt a lot better after I forgave him. Mark will forever be in our lives and we want to take his marriage classes again in a few years. Also included in Mark's fee is free marriage counseling for life. I would highly recommend Mark to perform your wedding1
Wes and Malia...although I don't recommend going to Need for Speed in order to learn about forgiveness, I think it is neat that it happened. You two will always be a special part of my life also. God bless you!
Mark was the ultimate professional. From the moment we met him, we immediately felt at ease with him overseeing our big day. Since we weren't established at a church, we had a lot of anxiety over who would officiate for us. My family, friends, and guests loved him! He's so well spoken and professional- even going as far as filling the dead space right before the ceremony and warming up the crowd! My parents were beyond pleased with him & my recommendation stands at 5 stars! Thank you Mark!
Christina and Cliff were so relaxed and wonderful to be with. Thank you both for allowing me to be a part of your special day on the pier at the West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe. One thing about piers: consider not wearing high heels...they get caught in the cracks between the boards on the pier! (Twice for Christina!!!)
We loved the premarital class with Mark
Kelly and Jeffrey: I am so glad you loved the class. In the past 19 years 339 couples have taken the class from me and 332 of them are still married. I just wish that the other 200+ couples that I have married had taken the class also. Thank you both for the review on the class and for allowing me to be a part of your wedding...sorry for the weather, but rain on your wedding day is supposed to bring good luck.
Mark made his mark on all of us. He is very engaging, witty, caring, kind, great sense of humor and incredibly efficient.
We were blessed to have him!
Agnes and Buddy...it was my pleasure to officiate at your wedding at the Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe. I hope that we will see each other again. Thank you very much for the kind review. Mark
We did a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe and found Mark through our photographer. He really took the time to get to know us and skyped with us several times to talk with us. He was supposed to come to our rehearsal, but due to the biggest blizzard and snow storm that Lake Tahoe had seen in 20 years, he was forced to turn around on Hwy 50 on our rehearsal day. So I was nervous about our wedding the next day...I just wanted it to go perfectly and be personal. Well he showed up for our wedding day and was awesome!! It definitely was not his first rodeo! He was personal and made me the ceremony very original. It was definitely specific to us. We wanted a religious, Christ centered wedding and he delivered. He is responsive and punctual (two very important things when looking for a minister). Definitely use Mark for your wedding!
LeeAnne and Brett...thank you for your very kind remarks. I was so sorry that I could not make it to the rehearsal, as I know that is a very important part of the whole wedding package. To rehearse helps to make you not so nervous, anxious or emotional on the big day. The highway patrol turned me around just 5 miles away from Edgewood, Lake Tahoe, where your rehearsal (and wedding) was taking place because of very icy roads...they currently had 14 accidents in that short segment that they were trying to clean up.
Rev. Mark gave my husband and I the most beautiful ceremony in Tahoe. After researching various officiants we chose Mark because if his warm, kind, and personal demeanor. Our ceremony was the perfect blend of intimacy, sincerity, and light humor. Mark was very accommodating of our many wedding "hiccups", such as when I changed the venue and ceremony time the day prior to the wedding! He was also incredibly patient! We never felt rushed, pressured, or like we were on borrowed time- which was nice since I was late to my own ceremony and our toddler caused many disruptions throughout the ceremony. I would highly recommend Mark for a truly memorable and meaningful ceremony!
Bonnie and Scott and their small little family had a quiet little wedding at Tahoe, and it was not big deal that their 2 year old daughter Claele was running around having a great time...after all it was a celebration right? Thank you two for the privilege of being allowed to be a part of your special day.
Mark Frady is AWESOME!!! Thats all there is to it! He married me and my wife and married my wife's brother and sister in law. He is a great person and gets to know you and feels like part of the family when all said and done.
Wow! Mark did a wonderful job at our rehearsal and wedding. First, Mark offers a marriage class as part of his fee, which is a wonderful bonus and can even be done by out of towners. Second, Mark was responsive and easy to communicate with during planning. He writes a great ceremony (reviewed and edited by the bride and groom, of course) and delivers it very well--we received many compliments from our guests. Upon recieving our photos back, we realized that Mark stepped out of the way during our vows and first kiss, leaving the spotlight on us! I would never have thought to request him to do that, but it really made a difference in our pictures. I would certainly recommend Mark as an officiant!
Mark was absolutely fabulous! He made our wedding so special and his wedding classes helped set the foundation for a successful and happy marriage! I would recommend his services to anyone getting married!
Thank you Lexi and Matt...your wedding on the shores of Lake Tahoe was absolutely breathtaking, not to mention the bride and groom being so tremendously beautiful and handsome!
From the first moment we met Mark, Fernanda and I knew we had found the perfect Minister for our wedding.
His warmth and generosity of spirit shines through in everything he does.
Mark made our special day more special than we could ever have dreamed of, from choosing the location to organising the flowers.....even going as far as helping us with accommodation, photographer and hairdresser.
We can't recommend him enough or thank him enough.
The epitome of professionalism and hospitality.
Look no further than Reverend Mark E. Frady
Paul, from England, and Fernanda, from Portugal, came to Lake Tahoe for a getaway wedding...we met by Skype two times before the wedding, and then in person a day before the wedding. Their wedding took place at Logan Shoals, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and could not have been more romantic. Thank you Paul and Fernanda for the thoughtful gifts, and for the great review...I look forward to seeing you again. My wife and I have talked about visiting England/Scotland on our 40th wedding anniversary, in 2018...
Mark is as good as it gets when it comes to officiating a wedding! He really took the time to get to know us & customized our ceremony to fit our personalities. All of our guests raved about how amazing he was and that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended! He is the best!
Mark is a great person. He is very easy to talk to and wants to get to know you as a couple to make your ceremony more personable. He's reliable, kind and wants to give you the best ceremony you can ask for. My wife and I are truly blessed we found Mark!
Hiring Mark for our ceremony was as big a blessing as it was a no-brainer.
Immediately upon chatting with him we could tell he was both a fantastic minister as well as a highly knowledgeable and organized professional.
All those traits shined through in a big way on our wedding day, but perhaps what delighted us most was how warm, affable, calming, and charming a person Mark is. Our ceremony was longer than most as it incorporated a number of Catholic and Filipino traditions, but with Mark in charge everyone remained captivated and engaged throughout. So much so, in fact, that multiple people asked us afterwards how long we'd known him, and where we found him. They didn't believe us when we told them we'd only just met him face-to-face that morning! (My husband and I live in NYC and we had a destination wedding at Lake Tahoe.)
Mark's as versatile as he is professional. He has a fantastic sense of humor that he injected at the perfect moments throughout our ceremony (some of our relatives are still quoting his lines.) He also worked with us to craft and incorporate a touching tribute to our dearly departed, and to maintain the reverent spirit we wanted for our ceremony. He handled all of the requisite paper work proactively and efficiently, and left us feeling nothing but gratitude for how well everything went.
There are seemingly hundreds of decisions you'll have to make for your wedding. Cross a big one off your list now ... Hire Mark -- you'll be very glad you did.
Micah...you are so kind. Such wonderful words. Thank you so much.
Mark Frady did an excellent job officiating our wedding in July 2016. He made us feel very comfortable, balancing the right amount of humor and seriousness for our wedding, and he was able to handle a large family and wedding party with ease. He created a beautiful ceremony script for us and was open to all of the revisions that we suggested to make it feel like our own. We are really pleased with our whole experience with Mark and are glad that we chose him as our officiant. Thanks Mark for helping to start our marriage off great! We're looking forward to keeping in touch with him over the years.