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Kez · Married on 02/10/2018
Charlotte was an absolute joy to work with! We had a private elopement, so it was just the three of us and it felt natural and completely beautiful. Would highly recommend!Sent on 10/04/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:What a beautiful wedding just the two of you on top of a mountain at Arch Rock in The Joshua Tree National Park, a spectacular day. Safe travel back to Australia, enjoy your honeymoon in the beautiful United States. Charlotte
Dela · Married on 01/27/2018
It was a beautiful ceremony! Thank you Charlotte for all your guidance and execution of our Native American ceremony! It was the happiest of days and we shall always remember your contribution! We feel blessed that we found you! We are so very happy!Sent on 02/12/2018
Rebekah · Married on 01/06/2018
5.0 star rating 1/19/2018
We had Charlotte officiate our wedding in Palm Springs on 01/06/2018. From the moment we first contacted Charlotte, she was so responsive, helpful, professional, and resourceful. She has a number of examples of wedding ceremonies available on her website, which we used, and which allowed us to create a ceremony that represented us as a couple. We had so many guests compliment how personal, beautiful, and enjoyable our ceremony was! Charlotte was a pleasure to work with, and we are grateful we found her. I can't imagine having a more perfect ceremony! My only regret is that I didn't get to talk to her more the day of, since we both have a connection to the east coast of Canada. :) Thank you Charlotte for everything!
Sent on 01/19/2018
Jessica · Married on 12/16/2017
I honestly can't say enough good things about Charlotte! While planning our Joshua Tree National Park wedding, we found an officiant that we decided to go ahead with. A couple months away from the wedding and after paying the fee, the officiant completely stopped responding to all communication. After trying to get ahold of them for weeks, we demanded our money back and had to hurry up and find a new officiant. Charlotte was the first one to get back to us and we knew instantly that we wanted to go with her. She was so helpful right off the bat. Knowing we were from out of town, she made sure we knew what to expect in the park during the winter. We had planned our wedding a little too late in the day and right away she suggested moving our wedding timeline. She also made sure that we knew about the paperwork that needed to be completed to get married within the national park. When we asked about recommendations for dinner and a bakery for our cake, Charlotte had plenty of suggestions and would tailor them to what we had in mind (and the cake was DELICIOUS).Sent on 01/02/2018
The day of the rehearsal, we ended up being a half an hour late. She was kind enough to wait for us that long (we couldn't even get ahold of her to let her know- no cell service in JTNP) and helped us pick the perfect spot for our wedding. Both days we worked with her, she was so kind and genuine. You can tell she knows just what she is doing. She had everything so together and knew exactly what we needed. We are so happy we chose Charlotte to perform our marriage. Our family and friends that joined us all had great things to say, as well. If you're considering having Charlotte perform your marriage, you won't find a better person for the job. She helped make our day so special.
Alexandra · Married on 12/15/2017
Wish I could give 6/5 stars on all!! Charlotte is fantastic!!
We decided to elope to Joshua Tree for the beautiful setting and the world-class post-nupital rock climbing, and everything went incredibly smoothly.
Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with. She answered all of our questions, accommodated all of our requests, and put us completely at ease.
If you are able, I would 100% recommend doing the additional photography package. Not only did we have a fantastic time taking fun and romantic pictures against the spectacular rocks, but those photos came out great and will last forever. We definitely recommend Charlotte to anyone considering getting married in the Joshua Tree area.Sent on 02/16/2018
Greta · Married on 11/16/2017
Charlotte was amazing! Very sweet, professional, and accommodating to our sunrise ceremony. I highly recommend her!Sent on 11/18/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:What a spectacular sunrise wedding in Pipes Canyon, could not have asked for a more perfect sunrise morning...Congratulations and best wishes. Charlotte
Karen · Married on 09/17/2017
We travelled from England to marry in Joshua Tree National Park in September. We had quite a few discussions with Charlotte via email in the months leading up to the wedding. As UK citizens we had no idea what official paperwork needed to be completed before we arrived in the country. Charlotte was extremely quick to reply and gave us all the information we needed to ensure we had prepared everything correctly.
On the day Charlotte was the perfect officiant and Larry (Charlotte's husband) was also the perfect photographer and witness. The ceremony was even better than we could have hoped for. We exchanged our vows in the perfect location while Charlotte conducted the ceremony with professionalism whilst in an informal and very friendly way. Charlotte and Larry made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and we couldn't have wished for a better day.
Both Paul and I can't recommend Charlotte highly enough. For anybody considering marrying, do yourselves a favour and choose The Vow Keeper to carry out your ceremony. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Thank you Charlotte and Larry for a wonderful day.Sent on 10/03/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:We loved spending time with you on your wonderful wedding day, such an honor to marry you !!! Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte and Larry
Alena · Married on 08/14/2017
Charlotte and Larry are amazing! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant and photographer for our elopement in Joshua Tree. From the beginning, Charlotte was super accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. With her direction and openness to our ideas, we were able to bring our vision for our wedding to life. The pictures Charlotte and Larry took of my husband, daughter, and I are truly breathtaking and have allowed us to share magical memories with our family and friends. They were such a pleasure to work with and we could definitely tell that they take a lot of pride and joy in what they do. We highly recommend their services to anyone interested.Sent on 07/23/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:Elena and David, Larry and I enjoyed spending every minute with you and your beautiful daughter Anna, such a joyful wedding day !!! and the beautiful settings of The Campbell House in Twentynine Palms, to all the spots we took wedding photos of all of you in The Joshua Tree National Park....It was a spectacular day !!! Wishing both of you a very happy marriage. Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte and Larry
Natalie · Married on 08/11/2017
Charlotte was wonderful! She was super friendly and very informative from the first call we made to her :) She helped us plan and organize everything! We eloped to Joshua Tree on 8/11 and Charlotte helped and explained how everything would work and go from getting the park permit, to knowing the best locations in the desert for the ceremony and photos, to even helping me write our own vows to flow in the ceremony, to being very clear on the instructions for completing the marriage license paperwork. She was also very quick to respond to any calls/texts/emails. Highly recommended :)Sent on 08/16/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:Natalie and Brian, I loved your wedding with all of your wonderful vintage details from the vintage VW Van to wearing your Mother's beautiful wedding dress, and all of your friends dressed in vintage 60's and 70's style...so much fun !!! Best wishes on your married journey together. Charlotte
Francesca · Married on 04/24/2017
Charlotte was absolutely AMAZING!! My now husband and I decided to elope on Joshua Tree and were lucky enough to find charlotte. We had no idea what kind of ceremony we wanted or where but she helped us every step of the way and we had a perfect day. I would highly recommend her. She is so kind and knowledgeable. She really did make our day that much better and for that we cant thank her enoughSent on 05/04/2017
The Vow Keeper's reply:Francesca and Harrison, Congratulations on your wedding....Wishing you many happy years together. Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte
Nathan · Married on 11/30/2016
Charlotte was perfect! She was incredibly helpful; even knowing that my wife and I were just in the planning stages and not set on Joshua Tree or her services, she still helped us understand an amazing amount of information and walked us through the entire process. She understood that my wife and I are of different nationalities and went above and beyond in providing clear, helpful, and important knowledge to making sure that our marriage would be legally recognized in our respective countries. At our ceremony, it was apparent that she gets a great amount of enjoyment out of what she does and genuinely loves bringing people together. I really can't recommend her enough.Sent on 12/10/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Nathan and Fanny, what a joyful day we spent together, I wish you both an exciting and wonderful journey together, Warmest Wedding Wishes on your amazing adventure in Switzerland. Charlotte
Laura · Married on 11/19/2016
Charlotte was just amazing! We had a small ceremony with just family and close friends and I can tell you that Charlotte just made it so beautiful and special.Sent on 12/19/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Thank you Laura, what a beautiful venue for your wedding in a secluded location in Joshua Tree, your wedding just could not have been more perfect !!! I enjoyed every minute of it and your family and friends were so warm and welcoming, warmest wedding wishes to you and Michael, take care. Charlotte
Andrew · Married on 11/06/2016
Charlotte was an absolutely wonderful officiant for our elopement! My wife and I decided to do our wedding in Joshua Tree about 3 weeks before our selected date. Charlotte was VERY accessible through the whole process and made it extremely easy to plan. We had never been to JT before, so her suggestions as to where we should do it, drive times, and things like that were super helpful.Sent on 11/10/2016
When we arrived, Charlotte was already there and waiting exactly where she said she would be. The ceremony was short and beautiful, with Charlotte setting the mood and tone for it really well. Very happy that we chose her - we absolutely loved the way our wedding came out and she was a very big part of that!
The Vow Keeper's reply:Andrew and Kira, thank you for the amazing day spent with the two of you at Hidden Valley in The Joshua Tree National Park, Your wedding was very special, and I wish you both many happy years together. Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte
Sofia · Married on 10/02/2016
The vow keeper (Charlotte) was the first officiant we found when we decided to get married inside Joshua Tree National Park. Even though we tried looking at other officiants, everything pointed towards Charlotte, and we are so grateful that she officiated our ceremony. From the first time I spoke to her, I could tell she was very professional, but also very warm and committed to help us create the magical day we were dreaming about. She has been extremely helpful and responsive about every aspect of our planning, and has provided us with so many resources to help us design the perfect ceremony. We flew all the way from Europe for our elopement, and when we finally met her on our wedding day, we could truly feel she was there for us, and dedicated to do her very best for everything to be perfect. And it was!!! We feel blessed that she was our ceremoniant, and wish every couple could be so lucky to have her officiate their wedding!Sent on 11/06/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Sofia and Theis, what a wonderful treasure you have found in each other, it was an honor to marry you in The Joshua Tree National Park, celebrating your love and commitment with a Native American smudge ceremony and handfasting. You are truly blessed to have each other in your lives !!! Best Wishes, Charlotte
Jared · Married on 09/30/2016
Look no further than Charlotte aka The Vow Keeper!Sent on 11/10/2016
My wife Casey & I travelled from Australia for our Wedding Ceremony in Joshua Tree National Park, and it was everything we hoped it would be!
Charlotte was so helpful, informative, positive and genuinely caring. It made the whole experience come together. Her advice in the lead up to the event, and after the event had passed, was thoughtful, kind and so very much appreciated.
Thanks so much Charlotte... we couldn't have done it without you!
Casey & Jared
The Vow Keeper's reply:Jared and Casey, congratulations on your wonderful wedding in The Joshua Tree National Park, such a pleasure to meet all of your family and friends. Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte
Peggy · Married on 09/09/2016
We were so lucky to have Charlotte as our wedding officiant! From the very first contact she was extremely quick in answering all our questions, always giving us great advice and kind suggestions, guiding us through the process step by step (living in Switzerland and not being familiar with American legal procedures we are deeply grateful to Charlotte for her immense help in these matters).Sent on 09/28/2016
With Charlotte's help we were able to design our perfect ceremony. Throughout the process Charlotte was always kind, warm hearted, professional, and genuinely invested in making this a wonderful experience for us.
The ceremony itself couldn't have been more perfect: Charlotte conducted the ceremony in a way that enhanced it's depth, solemnity, and spirituality.
We couldn't have wished for a better person to be our wedding officiant and highly recommend her to all couples! Thank you so much, Charlotte!
The Vow Keeper's reply:Thank you Peggy and Jorn, such a spectacular wedding, and I so enjoyed meeting your wonderful family and all of your friends... Cheers to a wonderful day and Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte
Jacy · Married on 06/20/2016
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our wedding in Joshua Tree. Charlotte was professional, helpful, and kind. She takes her job very seriously, is warm and friendly and was very responsive to our never ending list of questions. We're so happy we found her and that she was part of the most important day of our lives.Sent on 06/24/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Jacy and Drew, such a wonderful wedding day in The Joshua Tree National Park, such a beautiful bride you were....Congratulations to you both and best wishes with your new arrival and addition to your family. Charlotte
Debra · Married on 05/29/2016
If you've never been married you don't really know what to expect. When our dear friend an ordained minister could not marry us we were in a quandary. After searching google for Officient Yucca Valley, we found the Vow Keeper. Charlotte, the Vow Keeper was the right choice for us. She offered 60+ sets of vows to choose from and I waded through them all weary... until I fond the Native American Ceremony. She guided us when needed and was very professional and kind. She even shot beautiful photos of our guests. As a designer beginning to get active on social media, Charlottes photos of the custom art and floral decor that I create created for our wedding are Pinterest ready. She captured our Western Party after the rehearsal party and her pictures made our guests very happy, since our photographer won't be ready to to view for 30-90 days. Bottom line, make your wedding planning less stressful and more meaningful--hire Charlotte, the Vow Keeper, she's a real pro!Sent on 06/07/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Debra and Barbara, what a spectacular wedding weekend in Pioneertown !!! the Sound Stage looked amazing !!!, and it was an honor to marry you and Barbara. I enjoyed meeting all of your family and friends, the food and entertainment was fantastic and the memories are very memorable...I felt like one of the family....Warmest Wedding Wishes to you and Barbara and thank you again, you both are such a treasure. Charlotte
Brooke · Married on 05/22/2016
Charlotte was absolutely wonderful in the ceremony that she performed for my husband and I. I have already recommended her to a friend, and she just did our ceremony less than a week ago! She was ever flexible and worked with my husband and I with our schedules, financial situations, and even stepped up to help resolve an issue made with state paperwork although she did not have to. She was a kind and thoughtful and I certainly say if you're looking for a kindhearted individual to perform your ceremony, she's your gal!Sent on 05/27/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Congratulations Brooke and William, such a lovely wedding at Live Oak in The Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, Ca. Blessings to you and William and thank you for your military service in the Marine Corps. at Twentynine Palms, Ca. MCAGCC
Alberto · Married on 05/21/2016
Charlotte, the Vow Keeper is just superb. Even before we hired her she took a significant amount of time to guide us and give us many tips and resources on our wedding at the Joshua Tree National Park. She picked up the phone herself every time we called, no matter what time of the day it was. Her gentle nature, coupled with her expertise made the wedding a breeze. She took care of everything. We also highly recommend the photography service that she and her husband Larry provide. The pictures were just awesome and we had access to them the very next day! We cannot say enough great things about the Vow Keeper. It was such a great value as well. She is patient, sweet and reassuring. She knows the ins and out of everything you need, from licensing to sites, to permits to calculating travel time to and from the venue. Absolutely fantastic.Sent on 05/25/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Mardee and Alberto, such a joy to meet all of your family and friends, and thank you for a wonderful and memorable wedding day at Hidden Valley in The Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, Ca. Warmest Wedding Wishes, Charlotte and Larry
Valerie · Married on 05/02/2016
Charlette was available, flexible, and provided ideas for our wedding. We ended up with an Amerian-native wedding that was absolutely beautiful located at the Hidden Hills Picnic area in Joshua National Park.Sent on 05/12/2016
In addition, she took beautiful pictures, as well. Thank goodness, because our friend lost her camera the next morning.
This day was a magical experience on so many levels.
I highly recommend her to perform your wedding as she did ours.
Gisele and I are happily married and wanted to extend our love and appreciation for her professionalism and sweet sentimental ceremony.
The Vow Keeper's reply:Thank you Valerie and Gisele, what a heartfelt loving wedding at Hidden Valley in The Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, Ca. I was very moved by the love you share and I enjoyed performing your Native American Wedding Ceremony and smudge. Best wishes to all. Charlotte
Diane · event on: 05/01/2016
It was a great party, well organized with great food and company.Sent on 06/02/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:Thank you Diane and Robin, such a lovely event, I enjoyed ever minute of it !!!
Cole · Married on 04/23/2016
I was lucky enough to find Charlotte online when I was looking for an officiant. From our first phone call I knew that she would be the perfect person to perform our wedding. She is almost always available by phone (8-8 7 days a week!) to answer any questions. She has a great calming presence that is so comforting on the big day!Sent on 04/29/2016
What we also loved about The Vow Keeper is that she as so many ceremony options to choose from, borrowing from many cultures all around the world. She is very flexible and will work with you on building the perfect ceremony for you and your partner.
The Vow Keeper's reply:Such kind words...It was very joyful for me to marry you and Marie and I loved joining you in marriage with a Native American Wedding Ceremony and smudge. Thank you again and best wishes with your journey ahead of you. Charlotte
Elizabeth · Married on 03/31/2016
Charlotte was amazing!Sent on 04/04/2016
She was so helpful and supportive throughout the whole wedding process and gave us lots of information and advice on holding our wedding in Joshua Tree National Park. She even had no problem changing the date due to weather at the last minute and waited on the day when we were trying to track down our best man! She went over and beyond her duties and helped us to have an amazing day! Our Native American Wedding Ceremony was truly special and I am so happy to have found Charlotte.
The Vow Keeper's reply:Such an amazing wedding day in The Joshua Tree National Park....my congratulations and best wishes to you and Capac. Charlotte
Brenda · Married on 03/13/2016
Charlotte was incredible! I live in Texas and wanted a destination wedding in Joshua Tree National Park (although I had never been there). Charlotte spent countless hours communicating with me via phone, email and text in the months leading up to the ceremony to answer all my questions about getting married out of state and also helping to write the vows. I had to change the times on her a few times and she was completely flexible. Her responsiveness and professionalism were exceptional! The ceremony went off flawlessly and she was absolutely amazing! Charlotte blew my expectations away and I would highly recommend her to perform any wedding ceremony. I'm thankful I found her!Sent on 04/03/2016
The Vow Keeper's reply:I enjoyed meeting all of your family, you and Dan are very blessed and your wedding day could not have been more spectacular !!! Warmest Wedding Wishes. Charlotte