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Diane Nicolson · Getting married on 03/02/2021
Vow Renewal Perfection
The two best days of our lives were our wedding day some 30-odd years ago, and our Vow Renewal day officiated by the wonderful Rachel. We were in Florida in the middle of a cruise sailing with our best friends, and everything was perfect. Rachel is so friendly, warm and we just clicked from the outset, bonding over a mutual interest in a Scottish tv show and chocolate treats!
Her response time is excellent, she ‘gets it’ right away, has a comprehensive set of the information you need on her website, and this is in addition to being so approachable and sweet. Her prices are very reasonable - I had initially searched for ceremonies on the Caribbean islands we were visiting, and they were asking for crazy money. So it was a very lucky day indeed that I found thatweddinglady, and now have a lovely new friend.
Rachel let me get something I needed for the ceremony delivered to her home, nothing was too much trouble. The beach venue was all agreed, and we were good to go. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale and the weather was terrible - blowing a gale and lashing with rain at times. We found a little bit of shelter, and Rachel’s terrific husband helped shield us from the worst with a huge umbrella. Far from spoiling my dream image of us renewing our vows on a beautiful, sunshiny morning, the challenging weather somehow made it feel so much more fun, more real, more relaxed - and I wouldn’t have changed it! My hair was a mess, we got a bit wet, the wind blew - but it didn’t matter one bit.
Rachel’s ceremony was truly wonderful, her words perfect, and she deftly included our personal stuff. Beautiful sand and hand fasting ceremonies, a charming certificate and a copy of our ‘script’. Then great photos where she took a lot of trouble to get good shots in very challenging circumstances!
I cannot recommend the gorgeous lady enough - she will give you a day to remember.Sent on 02/29/2020
Beth Daleo · Married on 06/29/2019
Happy experience, great memories made! (Vow Renewal)
I have only high praises for Rachel. Our vow renewal was beautiful. She was in constant contact up through the day of the ceremony and gave lots of personal attention to every detail. The pictures she took was beautiful and she gave every picture a lot of thought. Rachel made us feel very comfortable, we felt like we had known her for a long time. And if that isn't enough, her pricing was extremely reasonable for what she included in the ceremony. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an officiant.Sent on 07/18/2019
Brianna · Married on 04/27/2019
Rachel was so helpful in our wedding process. She was extremely thorough, finding out every detail about us and our big day. We hired her for the rehearsal too and she explained everything to our bridal party and made all of our guests laugh. She was always very quick to answer any questions we had throughout the process. We would highly recommend her.Sent on 03/21/2019
Samantha Smith · Married on 03/09/2019
Wedding at Grande Oaks Golf Club
My husband and I had Rachel as our officiant for our wedding in March 9th, 2019. I found her on Wedding Wire. I noticed that she had the best reviews and she really cared about her clients so I sent her a message and she got back to me immediately. I was really impressed considering the other vendors took weeks to get back to me. When we spoke on the phone, we clicked right away. It was like we knew each other for years. Rachel is truly a sweetheart who loves her job. She goes above and beyond to make her clients happy on one of the biggest days of their lives. She really dug down into our love story. We had a sand ceremony and we used the sand from the beach that my fiance proposed to me with which was her idea. GENIUS! Not only is she dedicated to her brides happiness but she maked sure the ceremony went beautiful. The words to our ceremony and vows were enough to make the people at the wedding cry with tears of joy. She captured everything. She took our love story and made it into a fairytale story. I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us to make our wedding ceremony one we will never forget. All I have to say is "BEST OFFICIANT EVER!"Sent on 03/14/2019
That Wedding Lady's reply:What an amazing review! Thank you so much Sammy!!! It was my pleasure serving you and Danny. You made it so easy and you looked gorgeous.
Kelsey Brodner · Married on 11/24/2018
Above and beyond!
We did a renewal of vows ceremony for our 5th wedding anniversary, right before we went on a week-long cruise. Rachel put together such a beautiful ceremony, and it was truly the highlight of our vacation!Sent on 12/07/2018
Rachel is very kind, patient, and creative, and is the perfect person to help you with your big day. Wedding jitters? Forget it! It was impossible to stay nervous, thanks to Rachel's calming demeanor.
After we're done the ceremony, Rachel pulls out her camera and asks us if we'd like to take some photos... Whaaaaat!!!!? We didn't even have to ask! They turned out so pretty, and will be a wonderful keepsake.
Thanks for the memories, Rachel!
Patricia · Married on 11/05/2018
We wanted a intimate wedding, in a foreign country (we are from Spain), in the beach, not religious, not classical, with a lovely speech, and Rachel did a great job! We recommend her service 100%Sent on 02/17/2019
Hope Rix · Married on 10/19/2018
Very professional! Awesome!
Rachel absolutely goes the extra mile! She is perfection! The best experience I have ever had! The best!Sent on 11/07/2018
Emily · Married on 07/28/2018
Rachel was a dream officant. We chose her based on her personality, great price for what fit our budget, and her large amount of experience that made us feel like she would take care of us. Leading up to the wedding, she visited our venue for us as we were out of the country and wrote a blog post personalized for us about every detail of her visit. We had multiple emails and FaceTime calls where she helped us tailor the ceremony to our unique ideas while also providing us with smart choices to make everyone’s life easier and simpler. On the day she came dressed so cute to fit our exact wedding style, had amazingly sweet and special words to say about us and for us, and all of our guests and parents told us multiple times how great she was and how perfect she was for us. She makes you feel like you have known her forever and takes care of your every need! Thanks so much. We will treasure our memories with Rachel forever!Sent on 08/02/2018
Adrian · Married on 07/06/2018
Rachel is not just someone to officiate your ceremony she takes the time to know you and make your ceremony about you perfectly. I can’t say enough on how special Rachel made our day!!Sent on 08/06/2018
Chrissy · Married on 03/31/2018
I would recommend Rachel to everyone. She was so helpful, accommodating, and professional! We pulled off our Vow Renewal Ceremony in less than three weeks and it was perfect. Thank you so much for all that you did for my husband and I. ❤️❤️Sent on 04/23/2018
Chris · Married on 03/22/2018
Rachel truly is "That Wedding Lady." My wife and I renewed our wedding vows on the beach and we couldn't have been more pleased. The experience we had with Rachel was better than our original wedding ceremony.Sent on 03/28/2018
Chris and Christine
Jarelle · Married on 01/22/2018
Rachel was amazing and took care of every ceremony detail for our intimate beach wedding. I had no ideas about how I wanted the ceremony to go about a month prior to traveling to Florida, other than wanting it nonreligious and sweeet. She handled it all, from when to vows to a sand ceremony and it was perfect! Would absolutely recommend.Sent on 01/28/2018
veronica · Married on 10/21/2017
Rachael is an absolute doll! I fell in love with her just over the phone! She is such a pro at this wedding stuff. She constantly let me know that I was in her thoughts and on her mind. The week leading up to it she made sure we were prepared. The day before we had our rehearsal and my wedding party all swooned over her! They kept asking where I had found her! She is so funny and quirky and was the complete package. She kept me laughing and having such great memories of the rehearsal. Day of she was amazing, we ended up moving up the ceremony an hour ahead and she made it a priority to get there an extra hour or two early just to make sure we were good with what we needed. She calmed my then fiancé down when he saw the clouds moving in on the beach. Rachael I love you and I wish you could marry my husband and I every year!Sent on 11/02/2017
That Wedding Lady's reply:How completely awesome are you?! That you for the amazing endorsement of our time together. I fell in love with your whole family and you looked like a princess in your wedding dress. Happy Happy Joy Joy Forever!!!!!!!!! :o)
Chad · Married on 07/19/2017
Rachel was AWESOME, we had a small vow renewal ceremony, but that did not matter, she paid attention to every detail large or small. I had to coordinate as a surprise from overseas but everything went perfectly, thank you SO MUCH!Sent on 08/05/2017
That Wedding Lady's reply:Chad, you're so awesome! Thank you for taking time to share your experience.
Kathryn · Married on 05/06/2017
Rachel was awesome! I was very skeptical not meeting her in person before the wedding (even though she did offer if we needed it). She got to our venue super early on both the rehearsal day and the day of our wedding which put me at ease! Very affordable and was attentive via email thru the whole process. If you're looking for an officiant she is definitely your lady! She won't disappoint :)Sent on 06/21/2017
Laura · Married on 10/20/2016
Rachel earned our business through her responsiveness, flexibility and transparency. At go-time, we were pleasantly surprised with that wedding lady’s attention to detail, her ability to speak specifically to our story and her talent at engaging our guests. HIGHLY recommend her, regardless of your situation. She is informative, accepting and FUN! While it would appear we gave her our business, we are the ones that actually received… the blessing of an ever memorable and very touching ceremony!Sent on 12/14/2016
That Wedding Lady's reply:What a fun night this was! Your kind words are the reason I do what I do. Thank you for the review Laura!!!!
Lauren · Married on 09/23/2016
I cannot say ENOUGH good things about Rachel!!Sent on 09/28/2016
My husband and I decided with only a month's notice to forego our December 200 guest Ohio wedding for a relaxing ceremony for 2 in Delray Beach. As soon as I reached out to Rachel, I immediately heard back from her to start the planning! She made me so at ease that everything would be absolutely perfect for our sunrise ceremony. And it WAS! Her words were better than I could have expected during the ceremony..it was like she knew my husband and I for years with how she described our love and our personalities.
Rachel was more than we could have hoped for in an officiant. She went above and beyond. She even offered to pick us up from the airport and drive us to the courthouse to obtain our marriage license! This was in no way a part of her service but she offered gladly to do this for us. She made the whole experience a true dream for us.
THANK YOU RACHEL!
Lisa · Married on 06/07/2016
We eloped so there was no friends/family witnesses, but Rachel fit right in like we'd known her all our lives. Great job Rachel! You're awesome and we love you! - Scotty and Lisa CullenSent on 06/29/2016
That Wedding Lady's reply:I am always so moved by the kinds words people share about the time we spent together. Scott and Lisa were hands down the funnest people I've ever married.
Mary Lou · Married on 05/06/2016
Where do I being...Our wedding day was the most BEAUTIFUL day in the world for me, first because I married the woman of my dreams, and because of Rachel. I can't being to explain how scary it was for me especially not knowing a lot about weddings, Rachel made everything run smoothly. The time she spent writing our vows it seemed as if she knew us our whole entire lives. I'm so glad and very grateful for her, she is the best of the best.Sent on 06/09/2016
That Wedding Lady's reply:How did I get so lucky to land the best job in the world? It was such a pleasure helping Mary Lou's vision come true for her sweet ceremony on the beach. Congratulations to you both. I wish you love and happiness for all your days.
Thomas · Married on 04/25/2015
Fantastic is the word, to describe Rachel. We realized 2 days before our wedding that we actually did not have an officiant to perform our ceremony. I called Rachel, she laughed with me (or at me, either is fine and well deserved haha) and took it from there. In only 2 DAYS she had time to write a ceremony customized to who we are. 2 DAYS!Sent on 04/29/2015
Rachel definitely has a way with words; halfway through the ceremony, half the attendance was in tears, touched by the beauty of her words!
I would recommend Rachel to everybody!
Thanks a million for making our special even more amazing!
Tom and Gabriella
That Wedding Lady's reply:Thank so much you guys. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. Congratulations forever!
dustyn · Married on 02/07/2015
Rachel was absolutely amazing and made our wedding day feel like a fairytale. Rachel was very professional and walked us through every step and was always there to answer any questions we had. The only word to describe Rachel is "amazing" and She was so organized and made the process seamless making sure everything was covered. She customized our ceremony and blossomed when giving it.Sent on 02/11/2015
Ashley · Married on 12/19/2014
Rachel made my ceremony perfect. She really listened to what I wanted and incorporated it into my ceremony. She is so professional and I recommend her to any bride wanting a personal ceremony.Sent on 12/24/2014
Ashley · Married on 12/13/2014
Where do I start!!!! My husband and I decided LAST MINUTE to get married on 12/13/14. I called Rachel about noon on the day I wanted to get married. She called me back within the hour and said she already had a wedding scheduled but she would be happy to come after and suggested a moonlight beach ceremony. She was so sweet and calming to me over the phone as my heart was racing at the thought of getting married so last minute. We couldn't have been happier with her services. Since it was last minute (hours notice) I wasn't expecting much but she far surpassed all our expectations. Afterward she even helped us snap a few pictures. You can tell she loves what she does and she is very good at it. I highly recommend her and when we have our "celebration of marriage" I hope she will officiate that too.Sent on 12/16/2014
That Wedding Lady's reply:Some of my favie ceremonies to do are elopements. They are just so sweet and my couples are giddy to have made the decision. Ashley couldn't have been any cuter and it was such a pleasure helping her achieve her dream.
Laura · Married on 12/06/2014
Rachel was amazing and very professional! She was so organized and made the process seamless making sure everything was covered. She customized our ceremony and blossomed when giving it. I had quite a few people after the wedding state that she was absolutely wonderful. You can definitely tell when someone enjoys the work they do! Thank you so much again Rachel...I will recommend you to all my friends!!!!Sent on 12/08/2014
corene · Married on 12/06/2014
Rachel was the best. We only had brief conversations and e-mail correspondence, but it was as if we new each other for years. She put me and my husband at great ease on the biggest day of our lives. I would recommend Rachel to anyone looking for an officiant of any kind. I give her 100% !!!Sent on 12/15/2014
That Wedding Lady's reply:Thanks Corene for you sweet words. I really only have one true gift in the world and that's the ability to grasp the essence of my clients and, along with their disparate ideas and wishes for the ceremony, pull it all together and write each ceremony from scratch that speaks to the individuality of the client couple I serve.