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Robert Sodders · Getting married on 06/09/2021
Beautiful ceremony that changed the course of a rough day
From our first meeting where we got to know Mark to the ceremony he performed everything was fantastic! With our wedding at the top of a mountain on what was a chilly day our guests got off to a rough start when the aerial tram that was supposed to take them to the top broke down. Our guests got the unique experience of taking shuttle buses up a dirt access road on the side of the mountain instead where they were dropped off outside in the cold for the ceremony. Mark - despite having to endure the same "unique experience" to get to the ceremony - delivered a beautiful ceremony (included at no extra charge were improvised quips about the tram breaking down that made our guests chuckle). We got many compliments from our guests about what a beautiful ceremony Mark performed - despite the fact all of them had a rough start to their evening. Thank you Mark for changing the course of our special day and putting it on a more positive trajectory!Sent on 10/10/2019
We've also been attending the group course Mark offers and have been very impressed. It has forced us to ask each other some difficult questions and broach some uncomfortable topics on our own. Anyone considering taking the course should be aware - it's not going to be easy if you're honest with each other. Despite that we both feel it has helped strengthen our relationship and has provided a really strong framework for us to work through any issues that may arise in our marriage going forward. Would encourage anyone on the fence about taking the course to take it - Mark has once again been wonderful.
Thanks again for everything Mark !
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Thank you Robert and Jessica...yes it was a rough start, but also an adventure to tell that no one else can tell.
Aysha · Married on 11/30/2019
A ceremony to remember
Choosing Reverend Mark Frady to officiate our Lake Tahoe wedding was the best decision we made. Mark is a welcoming, patient, and magnanimous man. He hosted a remarkable ceremony and made both of our families feel so welcomed. Moreover, Mark prepared a wonderful officiation that flowed very well and brought warmth to our special day. From initially meeting Mark to getting married, Mark walked us step-by-step through this potentially complicated process and made it easier than ever. At no point during our wedding planning did we once worry about wedding logistics during or after the wedding. Mark guided us and treated us like we were his son and daughter. We highly recommend Mark with five stars!Sent on 12/02/2019
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Thank you Aysha and Mike...I would be proud to call you to my son and daughter. And thank you for allowing me to me a part of your special day. You two were brilliantly gleaming during the whole ceremony. Mark
Tia Colzani · Married on 11/30/2019
Mark was fantastic!!! We enjoyed having him be a very special part of our day!!
Mark was so easy to coordinate and plan our ceremony. He was fun to work with and made the experience special and sweet! We are so glad we met him and he was part of our special day.Sent on 12/03/2019
Bart Bitner · Married on 11/30/2019
Great day with Mark
Mark was extremely responsive and he was able to accommodate an earlier wedding for me and my new wife. Due to a major snow storm, we had to leave in a rush to beat the storm. Mark provided a memorable day with his kind words and special poem that was perfect for the moment.
Bart BitnerSent on 12/03/2019
Jennifer Rooney · Married on 11/02/2019
Mark made our day perfect ♥️
Mark was the most amazing part of our wedding! He is kind and well spoken, and truly cares about his couples. We feel as we’ve known him for years. Our elopement ceremony was perfect, and he really did make our entire day. He can build a ceremony around exactly what you want. He gave us everything we wanted and more. Again, we couldn’t have found a more perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony.Sent on 11/04/2019
Angelica Montanez · Married on 09/01/2019
I give Mark ten stars!
Mark was called by last minute to perform our wedding and he was able to give us a beautiful wedding ceremony. He was professional and caring throughout our whole experience with him. He made us feel comfortable and calmed us as we had came into so many struggles the day of our wedding. He was also kind enough to stop by our home to drop off our paperwork that we will need for name changes. All in all he saved the day and made it a beautiful one for the records. Thank you!Sent on 09/03/2019
Katie · Married on 08/31/2019
Is there a 100 star option?
Reverend Frady was everything I could have wanted and more. We had never met in person until the wedding and my husband and I felt like we had known him for years! The ceremony was a perfect mixture of humor, emotion, and seriousness. I am not religious but my husband comes from a Catholic family and Mark did such an amazing job of balancing what we each wanted. We had so many compliments on him after the ceremony. Not to mention, your relationship with him does not end after your wedding. Reverend Frady is committed to walking the journey of marriage with you and your spouse for as long as you’d like. I feel so lucky to have met him and have him be a part of our special day. Book him. You will not regret it!Sent on 09/11/2019
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Katie and Manny...I am the one to feel so lucky to have met the two of you, and to be the one you chose to be your officiant. And yes, you are right, I am "yours" forever...never hesitate to contact me if you need me. I pray blessings on you both and your marriage. Mark
Christine Friesen · Married on 08/02/2019
Such an amazing job!!!
I loved having Mark officiate our wedding. He was really great throughout the process. We were a little hesitate but ended up taking his marriage class too prior to the wedding and ended up really enjoying it and getting to know more about each other!!! It also made the wedding day nice as we were comfortable with Mark. He could tell that we were nervous during the ceremony and really took time to make it more personal and make us laugh. We had so many compliments from family and friends about how personal and yet relaxed the ceremony was. He really took our input for what worked for us for the ceremony and made it everything we wanted!!!! I highly recommend Mark as your officiant he did such an amazing job!!!!Sent on 08/16/2019
April Overlin · Married on 07/05/2019
Amazing! Best day ever!
Mark was wonderful! We Skyped with him prior to our wedding since it was a destination wedding. He made our ceremony personal and entertaining for our guests and my fiancé (now husband) Matt and I. He had great energy, prayed with us before our ceremony and was very laid back. We are likely bias but it was the best wedding ever!Sent on 07/16/2019
Misty Closson · Married on 07/04/2019
Awesome, very friendly
Was very patient with our last minute surprise wedding.Sent on 07/23/2019
Shima · Married on 06/30/2019
Made everything run smoothly!
Mark was great! He was friendly, professional, and officiated my wedding beautifully which is all I could ask for. All my family said he was great. He even helped me out when my veil was blowing around in the wind during the beginning of the ceremony by tucking it so it doesn’t blow around which I appreciated! Thank you Mark! I highly recommend him :)Sent on 07/07/2019
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Thank you Shima for your kind words. The two of you looked so beautiful (handsome) and it was a great day. I wish the two of you all the very best. Mark
Kathleen · Married on 06/22/2019
Mark is as good as they come!
Mark was absolutely wonderful every step of the way. His premarital counseling course is extremely beneficial (which we plan on continuing even now that the wedding is over), and he made our ceremony perfect for us—it was very much tailored to us as a couple. All of our guests said it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to, and I’d have to agree. We could not have asked for anyone better to marry us, and Mark truly made an effort to get to know us on a personal level. To us, choosing the right officiant was one of the most important aspects of the wedding planning, and I can say that we, without a doubt, succeeded. We couldn’t be happier with our choice—thank you Mark! We lookSent on 07/08/2019
forward to our future counseling sessions with you!
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Thank you Kathleen and Jeff. It was truly an honor for me to be able to be with the two of you on your wedding day. If there is anything that I can do to help you transition to your new home, please let me know. See you soon.
Allison · Married on 06/21/2019
We loved our experience!
We are so happy we chose Mark to officiate our wedding! Our wedding was a destination wedding, but we had the chance to meet Mark once beforehand and then through his webinar class (which we really enjoyed). Mark is such a great man and you feel like you've known him your whole life the minute you meet. Our ceremony was full of love, humor, great advice and words of wisdom. We will cherish our wedding ceremony forever. Thank you Mark!!Sent on 07/07/2019
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Allison and Ryan...I am so glad that you were happy with your ceremony. And thank you for your beautiful words in your review. Hugs and blessings, Mark
Andrew Bev · Married on 06/08/2019
Mark is Awesome!
Mark was an incredible, genuine and memorable part of our special day. My wife & I really felt comfortable with Mark, from the first time we met and we began to know each other. Obviously Mark is providing a service, but we never felt like just another client. Our day was specially tailored to our expectations and desires. Mark really won us, and our guests over. I received many compliments after the ceremony about how funny, genuine & memorable Mark was. Thank you for setting such an amazing tone for the rest of the day Mark! We’re also looking forward to the classes =)Sent on 07/07/2019
Megan · Married on 05/24/2019
Mark is amazing!
Reverend Mark was AMAZING! He was everything that we wanted to have as our officiant. We found him pretty soon after we got engaged and he was always there for us whenever we had questions throughout the year. His marriage class was also amazing, and he’s so flexible with everything. We are very thankful to have had him be a part of our wedding day - he made the ceremony so special. He cracked us up and made the whole crowd laugh. We felt so comfortable around him, and we were sad to have him go after the ceremony. We HIGHLY recommend having Mark as your officiant (and marriage counselor as well!!!) thank you so much Mark!! Love, Logan and MeganSent on 05/25/2019
Cheryle · Married on 03/16/2019
Best minister ever
Mark is the best, he made our wedding so fun and special. He fit in with all our friends and family and made them feel like they were all a special part of the day. Everyone is still talking about him. He is amazing, we are so glad he was able to be a part of our day. He was so much fun and was a great help with everything.Sent on 03/20/2019
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Cheryle and Ben...thank you for the kind words. You planned to have the wedding in the perfect venue...The Genoa Community Church in Genoa, Nevada...quaint, antique (I did not want to say "old") and exactly what you wanted. Thank you also for allowing me to be a part of your special day.
Morgan · Married on 11/03/2018
We love Reverend Mark!!
Reverend Mark was amazing!!! We had him for our wedding in November. We had asked for a Christain based ceremony, and it had perfect parts for faith, seriousness, and he also balanced it with some fun suprises (which I had told him that was fine). I received so many compliments on how well he balanced the seriousness and importance of getting married but also made it fun for everyone. People told me that it felt like they were also renewing our vows. Reverend Mark is such a nice and thoughtful man, gave us a whole packet of advice and what to do for name changing, etc, and also offers a marriage counseling course. Mark- thank you so much for the most amazing and rememberable wedding!Sent on 11/12/2018
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Morgan and Chase...I am really glad that you liked your ceremony, and that your families were also pleased...thank you for your kind words. Mark
Carly · Married on 09/29/2018
My husband and I are so glad we chose Mark to officiate our wedding! He was very personable, friendly to our family and friends, and all our guests loved him! He offered a pre-marriage course you can take which helps to give little tips and tricks to make your future marriage great and also allows you to get to know Mark better so it's not just some stranger marrying you. He lets you review and modify your ceremony script to your liking and he has a great personality so there were little adlibbed jokes and funny remarks throughout to make it more light hearted and interesting. If we could choose all over again we'd still pick Mark. And he offers to provide marriage guidance even after you get married if you ever needed it. What more could you ask for :)Sent on 12/27/2018
Erin Arth · Married on 09/20/2018
Very helpful and knowledgable
My husband and I signed up for one of Mark's packages that did not include his 8 week class. He was kind enough to add the class for us anyway. It was really great to get to know Mark during those 8 weeks and made meeting him the day before the wedding feel really relaxed. We knew we could trust him to make our experience great.Sent on 11/07/2018
Mark came up with our vows for us which were exactly what we were looking for. He sent us his whole script for the wedding and allowed us to send feedback for what we liked and if we wanted anything removed.
He helped us stay relaxed on the big day and really felt like an old friend.
Would highly recommend his services for anyone local or coming from out of town like we were.
Reverend Mark E. Frady's reply:Erin and Sean...it was really great to get the know the two of you also. What a great wedding at Edgewood!!!! And the two of you were looking at each other during the ceremony, with eyes filled with love. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and thank you for your kind words.
bobbileigh · Married on 06/22/2018
Mark was absolutely fantastic. He personalized everything exactly as we wanted, but also added so many sweet and funny moments that got a good laugh out of everyone. Our ceremony was beautiful and our guests all mentioned how lovely it was. The fact that Mark also clearly cares about the marriage beyond just the day of is a huge bonus and just helps you feel supported on the day of. Strongly recommend to anyone in need of a great guy to deliver on a beautiful wedding ceremony.Sent on 06/30/2018
Jesse · Married on 05/30/2018
I have no criticism. Mark communicated quickly, thoroughly, and well prior to our wedding. On the day of the ceremony he showed up on time and everything went as we discussed. His cheerful, friendly nature made him a welcome addition among our guests and family. Most of all I appreciated discussing God centered values before and after the wedding.Sent on 06/13/2018
Tara · Married on 05/19/2018
Mark is the best! Not only does he make sure you're comfortable with every single thing he will be saying during your ceremony but he takes the time prior to your wedding to truly get to know you as a couple. From multiple surveys, phone calls, even FaceTime if you want, Mark makes sure he's not just performing a ceremony but actually joining two people together in marriage. Not to mention, he is one of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met. I highly recommend you have him be a part of your special day.Sent on 05/24/2018
Alexandria · Married on 05/12/2018
Mark was very personal and professional. We couldn't have imagined anyone else preforming our wedding ceremony. It is very clear how much Mark genuinely cares through his kind words and actions. Mark is truly one of a kind and we are very grateful that he has become a part of our lives.Sent on 06/02/2018
Megan · Married on 02/03/2018
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!).Sent on 02/12/2018
Dianeejoy · Married on 11/18/2017
Our wedding was a memorable and beautiful because of the service that Reverend Mark Frady rendered on us.Sent on 11/21/2017