91 Reviews for The Heart of the Wedding
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Gerry was such a pleasure to work with! He was super professional and we got so many compliments on our ceremony. A lot of our friends and family told us that it was literally the best ceremony they’ve seen and they thought Gerry was great. At our initial meetings with him, we got to talk through and create the entire ceremony from beginning to end - we were able to incorporate some unique things such as a statement of love and a wine box. Gerry also incorporated some personal experiences from my and my husbands love story, and our guests especially liked those parts. We would definitely recommend this vendor if you want a unique and personalized ceremony! Our expectations were definitely exceeded on our wedding day! Thanks for being such an important part of our special day =)
Thank you for including me in your wonderful love story
Gerald was a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony! He was very flexible about the ceremony script and allowed us to contribute a lot of our personal beliefs and preferences into it. We had a perfect balance of tradition and our own modern twist. Our meetings with him always went very smoothly and he accommodated our busy schedules. He always responded to emails or phone calls promptly. He also made sure he was available for a rehearsal the night before the wedding, which was so helpful for us. We got a lot of positive compliments from our guests about the ceremony and how moving it was. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!
Thanks for the review It was a pleasure to work with you and share this wonderful time together
Gerry, you provided us with the most touching, sweetest ceremony that was fitting to our personalities!!! You made the process so easy and seamless, and we are so happy with everything!!! Thanks so much for everything!!!
Sharing the day with you was special for me too. Have a Happy New Year I'm lucky to be a part of such happy stories.
Gerry, you are amazing! It was such a pleasure to have you as our officiant at our wedding! You created a beautiful ceremony for Matt and I. It was so touching and really showcased our love for each other. Our guests were also blown away and loved how sweet and unique our ceremony was. Thank you for making our day so special!
Thank you for including me in your celebration. I loved sharing your happiness.
We where so appreciative to have Gerald officiate our ceremony. We went into our search like most ppl ok who's highly rated how legit are these reviews. When I came across Gerald on this site and went on his website there was a sense that here is someone who gets it. That we can bring friends and family together in a way that is far from typical. Gather round grab a hand and help us start this journey together. We all search for ways to express our inner self in a way that is true without getting lost in the moment. Gerald was our conduit to the world that day with his ability to tell our story with careful attention to our incite of each other. All of our guests felt engaged in the ceremony and not too many dry eyes among then. Thank you sir for making the entire process easy, fun and most of all special.
And thank you for including me in this wonderful time - how nice to think that in twenty years when you look at your photos you'll remember the ceremony with such warmth
Gerry was a pleasure to work with! He helped us create a beautiful ceremony and executed it perfectly! Something that we loved about our ceremony was the fact that Gerry helped tell our story and really personalized it for us! Our ceremony was loved by all!
Gerald recently officiated our wedding in October. We chose Gerald because of his unique format and delivery of wedding ceremonies, and the day of the wedding he gave us exactly what we wanted. It was so personalized and it truly felt like he was invested not only in that day but also in our relationship as much as our friends and family that were present for the ceremony. Gerald was by far the easiest of all of our vendors to work with, and exceeded our expectations at every step. He includes you in each major step of the process including the planning and revisions of what he prepares to say that day and the overall script of the ceremony. We highly recommend Gerald for anyone who is looking for a one of a kind and personalized wedding ceremony.
Thanks for the lovely review Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.
Gerald was great! Awesome to collaborate with over the course of a few months. He took care to get to know us, our history and interests, in order to devise a ceremony everyone was pleased with. I will say, he runs a tight ship hahaha very punctual, and he'll whip your party into shape - so be ready to get rehearsed! Overall would totally recommend. A really sweet and funny guy, and very professional.
And you were great too I'm so lucky to be able to share these wonderful moments with my clients.
Gerald was amazing, from beginning to end! We met with a couple other officiants and he was the only one who really took the time to get to know us and make sure that the ceremony was personal and meaningful, and allowed us to review and request minor revisions several times. He was quick to respond and extremely flexible and accommodating! Some other officiants just have a Mad-Libs-esque template but Gerald's ceremony was obviously written with thought and care, and we've gotten nothing but compliments over how beautiful it was. He even managed to wrangle everyone at the rehearsal and make sure that everyone involved knew their roles for the next day. It was truly a pleasure to work with him - we cannot recommend him enough!
Wrangling makes everything look better and gives you the best picture. I'm glad you mentioned it. It was a beautiful day!
We could not recommend Gerry more – he was absolutely fantastic when he officiated our wedding ceremony on Sept 30, 2017. Not only did he meet with us on two separate occasions to get to know us and learn about our story, but Gerry also met us at our wedding venue for the rehearsal. His creativity and personalization made our ceremony special, heartfelt, and meaningful. At the ceremony, the microphone malfunctioned but he didn’t miss a beat and projected loud and clear for everyone to hear. Afterwards, countless guests told us that our wedding ceremony was the best wedding ceremony that they had ever seen. The wedding ceremony is the most important part of the wedding and we are so happy that Gerry was there with us!
Thanks so much for this lovely review. It says everything I try to accomplish!
Working with Gerald was an absolute pleasure! Everyone loved him and our ceremony. He made the whole process simple and is very informative when it comes to what steps you need to take to get your actual marriage license. When we were working on our ceremony outline he was very open to any suggestions but also gave much needed input. You really get a unique experience since he involves you every step of the way. I’ll admit we were a little worried at first when we were trying to come up with ideas for the ceremony but once we met with Gerry he was so helpful and reassuring. He is really there for you from start to finish. On the day of the wedding he was there early making sure everything was in place. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a beautiful ceremony and experience.
Thanks for the lovely review. I am so happy to have shared your day of celebration with you and your family and friends.
Gerry is amazing! He is excellent and wonderful to work with. We read a lot of reviews while searching for officiants and were very pleased with all of Gerry's positive reviews. He was prompt throughout the whole process and very uncomplicated to work with, he was very accommodating to us. He listened to what we wanted, was flexible with our changes, and he customized the ceremony to make it special for us. He made the process easy and clear for us, and we are grateful that he officiated our absolutely perfect wedding day. The ceremony & Gerry will always be in our hearts. Thank you, Gerry!
As I always say when we meet the first time, I want you to look at your photos in 20 years, and remember me just this way.
My husband and I had the pleasure to have Gerald celebrate our wedding. He spent time getting to know us, know our story and customized the ceremony for us by adding a lot of culture elements.
The day was very memorable and sweet, thank you Gerald!
It was so much fun to see how many people traveled from around the world to celebrate. Thank you for including me.
We got married on 07.23.17 at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Gerald really helped us to make our wedding ceremony personable and unique. He took the time to answer our questions and made everything seem like a breeze. He was very accommodating to our crazy/busy schedules. We are so happy that Gerald was our officiant. It made our wedding day exactly what we wanted it to be, perfect!!
And it was a beautiful day!
We found everything we wanted for our wedding officiant with Gerry. After doing an exhaustive search online, we read a number of Gerry’s positive reviews on a number of different sites. From our first email, Gerry was responsive and very flexible. He was able to work around our crazy work schedules to meet with us. Gerry also has a wealth of knowledge of various wedding customs and traditions, across different faiths and cultures, and can help you create the perfect ceremony for you. For us, we were looking for a simple, yet meaningful, non-religious ceremony. Based on our meetings and the questionnaire Gerry had us fill out, he created a ceremony that truly told our story. Gerry has a true talent and we got so many compliments on our ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted. Some advice: when filling out the questionnaire, you get what you put into it. Take the time to think of meaningful stories from your relationship and Gerry will craft those into a beautiful ceremony.
Having Gerald officiate our wedding was a great decision. We were planning our wedding from out of state and Gerald worked with us to make the process as easy as possible conducting phone meetings in place of in-person meetings and working around our schedule to accomplish everything that needed to be completed. The ceremony was unique to our guests but customized to represent our personality and relationship. Thank You Gerald for making our wedding unforgettable.
Thanks for the great review. Sharing the time with you and Terri and your families and friends - their good humor and excitement - was a delight for me.
Gerry made all of our dreams come true! I highly recommend using him.
Couldn't ask for nicer words! Thanks.
My husband, Steven and I both agree that our wedding day was the best day of our lives. Our guests are still commenting 2 weeks later about how they loved everything from start to finish. Gerry was the reason our ceremony felt so intimate and personalized. From the beginning, he got to know us and had us each answer questions separately to gain more familiarity with our background and relationship. He incorporated our inter-faith religions and added beautiful Jewish and Catholic touches. He also incorporated an adorable poem about dogs that related to love that our guests are still talking about. Our boxer, Jaxon was our ring-bearer and Gerry was so accommodating to our wishes to have him involved. He customized our ceremony and made us feel so special. We appreciate his honesty, ability to share and express our love for one another and heartfelt words in such a unique ceremony. Our guests were all blown away by the joyous and loving atmosphere he created from the start. We are so thankful to have found Gerry and even more thankful that he created such a warm, memorable and beautiful ceremony to join us as one.
What wonderful words. Thank you. Being a part of your ceremony was also special for me. And Jaxon was a treat.
Gerry MADE our ceremony! I might be a little biased but it's still the best ceremony I've ever attended :) ...Gerry had us answer a list of questions, separately, about our relationship and how we met and our hopes and dreams for the future, which he incorporated into our personalized ceremony. He chose poems and readings that fit best with our story and the feeling we wanted to convey to our friends and family. There were many, many happy and emotional tears during our ceremony, which were all part of the intimate setting Gerry put together for us. We still get complements all the time about how unique and personal our ceremony was. We are still so thrilled we chose to go with Gerry as our officiant, he delivered above and beyond our expectations!
Thanks for the wonderful review. Lovely to have been a part of your celebration.
Gerald was a wonderful officiant at our wedding. We heard him perform our friend's wedding and thought he did a lovely job there, too. For us, he made everything feel personal and helped create a very meaningful ceremony for us on our special day!
Gerald is absolutely wonderful! He created such a personal and meaningful ceremony for my husband and I. I received so many compliments about how unique and loving it was. I cannot thank Gerald enough. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and responded quickly to each and every one of my questions!
It meant so much to me to make the evening special for you both, especially after your grandmother's death. It is such a special job to help people celebrate the most important moments in their lives
We used Gerald Fierst for our wedding on 10/8/16 and he was AMAZING! My now wife is a very anxious person and he made us both feel at ease after meeting with him the first time. Everyone still says how amazing and unique the ceremony was. I would book him 10 out of 10 times.
Thanks so much Steve. I always try to make everyone celebrate a day that will be remembered for the rest of their lives. . Nothing goes wrong at a wedding
My husband and I got married 9/23 at Perona Farms, and we were in search of a person who could deliver a personal ceremony and make everyone feel as if they got to know us more as a couple. We met many officiants who provided the same traditional rhetoric, and then we met Gerald. It was such a relief to finally meet someone who didn't tell you how it should be done, but listened to what you both wanted from your ceremony and based it around the couple. He has so many different passages to offer and so many different "rituals" he can add in to make your ceremony unique and special. He is such a pleasure to work with and is so knowledgable about different customs and traditions. He even came to our rehearsal dinner with short notice which was a far drive and performed the rehearsal at a late time so everyone would be able to attend. Looking back on our wedding day, the ceremony is the most intimate and special part and it is my most favorite memory thanks to Gerald. Everyone said to me during cocktail hour, wow that was the most amazing ceremony I've ever been to. They talked about how personal, entertaining, and engaging it was. You have to choose him for your wedding; and trust me you won't regret it!!!!
Thanks for the great review As you say, the ceremony is th true Heart of the Wedding!
My husband and I loved working with Gerry for our ceremony! We found that his process was easy and interactive. Gerry was able to learn our story and then make recommendations for our ceremony. His recommendations and ceremony style was thoughtful and felt very personalized to who we are as a couple. We were able to discuss, change and tweak the ceremony as necessary beforehand. Gerry was professional, organized, and made helpful suggestions. He quickly and efficiently ran us through our rehearsal the day before. The day of the wedding he was nothing but professional and the ceremony went off without a hitch and we had many of our guests comment on how thoughtful the ceremony was. My husband and I are thankful we had such a wonderful ceremony that felt like us.
He is very creative and can really help transform all/any of your ideas into reality.
Yup, the whole idea is to create the ceremony you imagine. Thanks of the review.