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Sarah · Married on 10/03/2020
We had a PERFECT ceremony!
Our ceremony was absolutely perfect thanks to Shannon! She thoughtfully wrote a ceremony that included all of the things that are important to Brock & I; family, adventure, our love story, and everything in between. We also did a rose ceremony for our moms and a wine box ceremony, which we never even thought of, and both were such nice additions to the day! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the ceremony was, and how they felt as if they knew Brock & I even more after it because of how personalized it was. Shannon is the most caring person who will do whatever she can to ensure your wedding day is amazing. She was always available to answer my questions, and made sure our rehearsal ran smoothly, especially with a large wedding party! Thank you so much for making our ceremony special & something we will never forget. We couldn't have done it without you!Sent on 10/18/2020
Royalink Weddings's reply:Sarah and Brock, you are a dream! The love and reverence you both held for one another throughout your wedding was awe-inspiring. Everyone could see it, feel it and reflect on it. Being asked to officiate your wedding, was a very significant moment in my career, one that I will always treasure. Thank you for trusting me to take care of you on the most special day of your lives. It was such an honor and on top of that - so much fun! Let's do it again! Thank you for these incredibly kind words, it means so very much to me. Cheers! Shannon xoxo
Ashley Ann Mcgill · Married on 09/09/2020
Shannon brought our vision to life. Our ceremony was unique and moving. There was not a dry eye in the house. She was so kind and helpful and made our ceremony incredible. 110% would recommend because after all the ceremony is what your wedding is all about! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!Sent on 01/27/2020
Robbie Mclean · Married on 09/01/2020
Wonderful Wedding Experience
We recently had the pleasure of photographing a small wedding at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and working with Shannon. She was a joy to work with, and made our job easy. Her relaxed personal, professional demeanor really lit up the ceremony. I would highly recommend her as a celebrant. Her love of what she does is genuine and honest. Happy New Year Shannon, hope to work with you again soon. - Robbie McLean, Bayline Studios PhotographySent on 01/09/2020
Rachel Ecker · Married on 12/07/2019
Having Shannon officiate our wedding ceremony was one of the best choices we could have made! The ceremony was absolutely the highlight of the day for me. From the start having a meaningful and unique ceremony was very important to me, I just wasn't sure where to begin. Shannon helped us to identify key elements and our vision, and then she wrote the most beautiful custom ceremony that PERFECTLY encapsulated our love together. Numerous guests told me it was the most genuine, heartfelt (and tear-jerking!!) ceremony they had ever witnessed. I cannot recommend Shannon and Royalink Weddings highly enough!Sent on 01/06/2020
Working with Shannon was also so easy, it made this aspect of wedding planning relaxing and fun. She was responsive, kind, and professional throughout the process. Shannon also ran our rehearsal so seamlessly; everyone knew exactly where to be and what to do, and it certainly put my mind at ease! We are so very grateful for Shannon and for her personal touches that made our ceremony so memorable and special. We will never forget it!
Laura · Married on 10/26/2019
The best officiant :)
Shannon was amazing to work with from beginning to end! She has a warm, enthusiastic, and relaxed style that shines through in all of her interactions leading up to and during the wedding ceremony. She is so easy to talk to and really makes an effort to get to know her couples. She makes planning the ceremony a breeze with her helpful guidance and step-by-step forms for determining the ceremony script. We were so happy that we chose her to officiate our wedding, and we cannot say enough good things about her!Sent on 11/26/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Laura and Brendon, thank you for this amazing review! I vividly remember the day that I met you both. I saw the special connection you had for one another and I am so blessed to have been the one that experienced it all over again on your wedding day. I loved preparing your ceremony, and including everything that was important to you - the wine box/letter ceremony, your wee doggie Otis and your unique love story. Thank you for the amazing opportunity to share in your wedding day! Love and peace to you both, Shannon.
Haneefa Saleem · Married on 09/28/2019
Perfect Ceremony for our Perfect Day
Shannon did a fantastic job with making the process as easy and smooth as possible. She was very responsive to our requests and performed a perfect ceremony the day off. We are very pleased with our experience with Shannon and highly recommend her to others in need of an officiant in the area.Sent on 01/07/2020
Erica Frasca · Married on 09/20/2019
Shannon did an absolutely wonderful and beautiful job on our ceremony. She took the time to get to k ow myself and my husband, she wove beautiful, intimate moments of our lives in the ceremony to make it so uniquely ours. She laughed and cried with us and she was the perfect fit! I would highly recommend her, and her personality is glowing and so beautiful, and she truly makes your special day even more special. Thank you a million times over, Shannon!Sent on 01/03/2020
Royalink Weddings's reply:Erica + Anthony, These words are striking me close to my heart. I will cherish your ceremony and the two of you. The way that you both shine and compliment one another is so authentic. The details of your wedding; wearing your mum's wedding dress and your handwritten vows, made for a truly remarkable ceremony. Thank you for sharing this kind review. I’m truly touched. Cheers, Shannon
Reesie2K1@gmail.com · Married on 09/01/2019
Great Officiant Selection/Option
I recommend Shannon with Royalink Weddings because she’s personable and professional and will guide you every step of the way from rehearsal that I highly recommend to obtaining your marriage license to make your union whole. Shannon is very responsive and will work with you to craft your wedding vows. My husband and I will cherish our lovely memories forever!Sent on 08/19/2019
Thank you Shannon for making our special day the most memorable one. I could not have asked for a better Officiant. I’m glad we connected by chance as it was meant to be. There was something special about you from day one!
Barry & Clarice
Royalink Weddings's reply:Clarice and Barry! Sometimes you are meant to meet others that bring love and laughter into your life, when you least expect it. This is how I feel about the two of you. Our journey through several years of making plans and writing the perfect ceremony has been a highlight for me. Thank you for inviting me into your special day, I will always treasure it! Wishing you much joy, love and adventure. Cheers, Shannon
Meredith · Married on 08/24/2019
Shannon officiated our wedding so beautifully! She wrote a ceremony that fit us as a couple and incorporated everything we wanted (and nothing we didn't want). Her organization and professionalism kept things running smoothly. She radiates warmth and kindness and made us feel at ease. We're so very appreciative!!Sent on 11/15/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Meredith + Greg, I'm so touched by your kind words, thank you! What a pleasure to get to know you both, and to create your ceremony. I'm honored you asked me to officiate. Your wedding was pure perfection. I know that many happy, love-filled days will fill your life with joy. Cheers, Shannon
Bowen Li · Married on 08/17/2019
Nice nice vendor!
We are so happy that our wedding was officiated by Shannon from Royallink Weddings. She's responsible and nice. Our families are not English speakers, she customized our ceremony based on our needs and culture.Sent on 09/06/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Can + Bowen, thank you for this sweet review. It was my honor to officiate your wedding at the Maryland Zoo in August. Meeting your families and taking the care to ensure they were included in your ceremony was very important, and with your translator, we were able to make that happen! It was such a lovely part of your ceremony. Also your special guest, Lily the Penguin was so adorable. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your very special day! Love and peace, Shannon
Sara Corbin · Married on 07/02/2019
What an amazing officiant!
Having Shannon as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. From start to finish the process working with Shannon was seamless and extremely personalized. She took time to meet with us in person and also sent a thoughtful questionnaire from which she crafts the ceremony. She wrote a perfect, personalized ceremony script that fit exactly what we were looking for and she was so flexible in accommodating our vision for the ceremony. She was also always available to answer questions and even provided suggestions for the ceremony logistics we hadn't previously thought of. On our wedding day she went above and beyond. Her delivery of the ceremony was excellent, and her calm presence helped make everyone feel at ease. She is one of the nicest, most professional people you will ever meet and it's very evident that she is truly passionate about her work. Thank you Shannon for making our day so special. I truly can't imagine a better choice for an officiant!Sent on 07/02/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Sara + Curtis; I am deeply humbled by your kind words. With the deepest of appreciation - I thank you for sharing them with me. Your intimate and elegant wedding was pure perfection! The blue bell sky, crystal-like pool, lovingly tended gardens and your sweet, sweet family were the stuff dreams are made from. I knew from the moment we met at the cafe that the two of you would be so much fun to work with. Thank you for placing your trust in me to craft and lead your wedding ceremony. It was my honor and a distinct pleasure! Wishing you a lifetime of joy and adventure. Cheers, Shannon
Alexa · Married on 06/22/2019
Perfect wedding officiant
Shannon was an amazing officiant. We instantly connected with her over the phone and knew that she would be a perfect fit for our wedding. She did a great job of incorporating our feedback and preferences. She made our ceremony so intimate and personalized. Shannon was very professional and made sure that the day was all about us. By the end of our ceremony there was not a dry eye in the room. We highly recommend Shannon if you are looking for someone who brings both warmth and experience to the altar.Sent on 07/13/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Alexa + Ryan! This gives me such joy to read, thank you. Your wedding was spectacular, your families were so lovely and the two of you were such a pleasure to be with. At the end of the day, I remember feeling so fulfilled - with content thoughts of knowing that you both were about to start another chapter of your lives together. I can't begin to explain how it feels to be given the distinct pleasure and responsibility of performing a marriage. Thank you for your kind words. They will stay with me always. Cheers, Shannon
Amanda · Married on 05/04/2019
Shannon married my fiance and I on May 4, 2019. The whole process from beginning to end was spectacular. She was always there to answer questions. We were able to customize our ceremony and add in a wine ceremony (which she researched to put into the ceremony) and 2 readings. She was more than willing during the rehearsal to listen to our thoughts on the flow of the ceremony, where we should put the mic for the readings and how we wanted to do the wine ceremony, etc. You can tell she loves being an officiant and loves to be on the journey with you.Sent on 05/27/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Your ceremony script was so much fun to write! I loved your approach to everything, so open and creative. The wine ceremony was beautiful, and your photographer captured a perfect photo of it too! (Photos by Kintz!) Thank you Amanda and Steve, for the pleasure of being a part of your very special wedding. Your amazingly kind words are greatly much appreciated. Lots of amazing days ahead for the two of you, that's for sure. Cheers, Shannon
Ebert/aman · Married on 04/06/2019
Perfect in every way!
We wanted a simple, heartfelt, uplifting, and yet solem ceremony. Shanon’s script, her delivery, her unassuming presence made the occasion everything we hoped for.Sent on 06/14/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Lynda and Paul, your intimate wedding at The Milton Inn was absolute perfection. Surrounded by family and close friends, I had the privilege of seeing first hand, the love and support around you on your special day! Thank you for the opportunity to a part of your love story. I wish you all the best. Cheers, Shannon
Allyson Wenger · Married on 11/03/2018
Perfectly Helped Make Our Special Day
We first met Shannon when she was at Gramercy Mansion. She gave us our second tour and we just loved our time spent with her. Just from that hour encounter, we knew she would be the perfect officiant for our wedding day. She is very easy to work with and will take any requests you have. The ceremony script Shannon created described us and our relationship perfectly. We had such a great day and overall experience, I highly recommend!Sent on 01/22/2019
Royalink Weddings's reply:Sweet words from a truly sweet bride...I can still remember your smile, Allyson, all throughout your wedding day, every time I checked on you as you were preparing, processing up the aisle towards Joe and the whole time during the ceremony. You radiated love and peace. Getting to know you and Joe throughout the lead up to November 3 was so much fun. Thank you for these kind sentiments. Congratulations Allyson and Joe! Cheers, Shannon
Kristi Yadav · Married on 10/28/2018
Shannon will make your special day more than special!
Shannon was amazing to work with and made our special day go smoothly and beautifully! Working with her on the ceremony was easy and terrific. She made the rehearsal a breeze as well. She is very reasonably priced compared to other officiants. She is one of the nicest ladies you will meet! We highly recommend her!Sent on 11/15/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Oh it's so great to hear from you Kristi! Congratulations to you and Ashish. All the details such as your exceptionally gorgeous wedding dress, the outdoor ceremony location at the winery, your personally written vows and your warm and welcoming family and friends made for a memorable ceremony. I truly loved getting to know you both over the months leading up to the wedding and making sure that your carefully crafted ceremony was exactly what you had envisioned. It was a joy to be a part of your special day. Thank you so much! All the best in your lovely life together. Cheers, Shannon
Samantha · Married on 09/22/2018
Wonderful to work with!
Shannon did an amazing job organizing our wedding ceremony at Gramercy Mansion. From the very start, she was so open and friendly, and we could tell she would make our wedding day very special. She helped us navigate all the steps to personalize our ceremony to be exactly what we had in mind. All of our family and friends commented how beautiful the ceremony was and how touched they were by the heartfelt message. Thank you Shannon!Sent on 11/26/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Congratulations Samantha and Max! Your wedding day in September was truly special. It was my honor to officiate your wedding. I have the distinct advantage of having the very best view during a ceremony and I can tell you that it was obvious to everyone that the two of you share a deep love for one another. Thank you for taking the time to respond with your thoughts on our time together. Wishing you a lifetime of love and joy! Cheers, Shannon
Amanda · Married on 09/15/2018
Shannon was an absolute dream to work with. We knew from the moment we met her that she was the perfect choice for our wedding officiant. She provided us with thoughtful interview questions and composed a meaningful and personalized ceremony that was the perfect expression of who we are as a couple. Her passion and creativity are evident both in person and in the lovely words she employs. Thank you, Shannon for making our wedding day so special.Sent on 09/29/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Amanda and Barry! You two are gorgeous. From the fabulous story about the way you met, to the love you so obviously share to the kind and warm connection we shared, I was in awe the entire time. I'm so thankful for having met you both and being a part of your wedding day. Creating your ceremony script was my honor and it makes me happy that you loved it so much. Thank you for this personal reflection, I'm truly moved. Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Shannon
Rachel · Married on 09/08/2018
I have nothing but positive things to say about Shannon! From her calm and sweet demeanor to her professionalism, working with Shannon was an absolute pleasure. She was open to all of my suggestions for the ceremony; and really took my feedback to create a ceremony that was unique to us. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for an officiant- it was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding.Sent on 10/05/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Wow! Thank you very much, this glowing review means the world to me. It was my pleasure to officiate at your wedding in September. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and Kevin during our journey towards your special day. I loved that the two of you where invested in helping to create your ceremony script. By offering your suggestions we were able to capture the exact feeling you wished to convey. Your guidance and feedback was excellent and I was so excited about our final copy of the script. Thank you for being an integral part of the process! I know that the wet weather on your wedding day was not what any of us wanted to see. But in the end, the indoor location of the atrium, under your gorgeous chuppah was stunning and I will always regard your ceremony as one of the prettiest I've seen. I wish you and Kevin a wonderful future filled with love and adventure! Cheers, Shannon
JJ · Married on 07/20/2018
It was the most beautiful day in our life, a sunny and cool morning in July at the Gramercy Mansion. We were so grateful to have Shannon as our wedding officiant. We loved her enthusiasm and personalty. She did a fantastic job and made our wedding so memorable.Sent on 10/01/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:JJ and Yu-Tung, your wedding at the marble gazebo was picture perfect. I'll always remember the two of you reciting your heartfelt, personal vows to one another. It was honestly so moving and I'm blessed to have witnessed that special moment. Thank you for sharing your kind words! I wish you both a grand future filled with love! Cheers, Shannon
Jennifer · Married on 07/14/2018
Shannon was awesome officiating our wedding. She did everything we asked for and more. Lovely to work with!Sent on 07/16/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Jennifer and Tyler...you two were amazing! Your wee boy being pulled in the wagon, bringing the rings, and your darling daughter as the flower girl were two of the sweetest parts of your wedding! Thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day. It was such a gorgeous evening at the Carriage House, the sunlight dappling through the forest leaves. Truly awesome! I wish your little family much love and joy. Cheers, Shannon
Amber · Married on 06/21/2018
Shannon was amazing! She made our ceremony perfect for us. She really helped us with planning the ceremony as well, which was the one thing I really needed help with. She made the wedding so personal and went above and beyond the duties of an officient. I would recommend her if you want a well organized heart felt ceremony catered to you.Sent on 07/21/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Wow! I'm so thankful for these kind words. I knew from the moment we had our first meeting at Starbucks that you and Jesse were going to be a joy to work with. I'm pleased to know that I met your expectations, it was a pleasure to write your personalized ceremony. I'm so glad you shared your love of literature with me so that I could reference it in the script. It was a perfect addition. Thank you for sharing these sentiments and congratulations Amber and Jesse! Cheers, Shannon
Kristin · Married on 06/16/2018
We hired Shannon to officiate our June wedding. She made it so easy, helping us to create our dream ceremony. I wanted to have a more non-traditional ceremony and she was open to all of my ideas. She did a wonderful job the day of our wedding! I highly recommend her!Sent on 06/27/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Thank you for these very kind words, Kristin! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and Jonathan and working with you to create your personalized ceremony. Your wedding at Gramercy Mansion was beautiful. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day. Best wishes for a future filled with more travel (as if you haven't done enough already!) and lots of love and joy. Cheers, Shannon
Andrea · Married on 05/25/2018
Shannon was outstanding. The epitome of professional. Anything we needed or had questions about she was there to help. During the planning process Shannon gave us suggestions for songs and readings based on our meetings together. She made our parents comfortable and happy throughout the process. The result: a perfect ceremony just as we had hoped! Thank you Shannon!Sent on 07/29/2018
Royalink Weddings's reply:Andrea and Eric, how gorgeous was your wedding day! The weather was perfect, your dress was a showstopper, the flowers were fabulous and your decor was simply beautiful. Thank you for sending me these positive vibes, I truly appreciate it. I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon in Italy, please drop by the Mansion for a visit when you get home. Sending you a lifetime of love and joy! Cheers, Shannon
Aliza · Married on 05/06/2018
We are so happy to have worked with Shannon to build our ceremony. Of the three officiants we met with, Shannon was the perfect choice, and we’re thrilled with how everything turned out.Sent on 05/27/2018
Going into it, we were unsure what we wanted from our ceremony, aside from it being completely secular. Shannon’s questionnaire really helped us think through various details we hadn’t previously considered. Shannon gave us enough structure with her proposed ceremony and the freedom to edit and adjust it however we wanted.
The fact that Shannon works at Gramercy Mansion, where we had our ceremony and reception, made for a very smooth and informative rehearsal. Because we were unsure of the weather, she let us rehearse both outdoors and indoors. Thankfully the rain held out and we were able to have our ceremony among the beauty of Gramercy’s gardens.
Shannon was friendly, thorough, professional, quickly responsive, and lovely to work with. We definitely recommend her to any couples on the search for an officiant.
Royalink Weddings's reply:You two are awesome, thank you Aliza and Greg! It was wonderful to get to know you both and work together to create the perfect ceremony for your fabulous wedding day. Your relaxed demeanor and organized approach to your ceremony really made my job a joy. Being a part of the Gramercy team, but also the owner of my own officiating business made it easy to assist with last minute details on the day of the wedding. Thank you for trusting me in that role! I wish you both a life of love and adventure. Cheers, Shannon