Kelli · Married on 10/09/2016
Rev. Rick was fantastic! He went above and beyond in getting to know us and helping to plan the ceremony. It was important to us that he would be there for the rehearsal. He explained he always wants to be at the rehearsal to make sure things go smooth. On the big day everything was flawless and his personality was exactly what we were looking for. Made everything so natural and easy. So happy we took the time to meet with multiple officiants and selected Rev. Rick.Sent on 10/31/2016
Jenny · Married on 05/28/2016
We had spent some time looking for and meeting with a number of wedding officiant that had experience with non denominational cermeonies. Rev. Rick was the first one that felt the most natural and not pushy. He was wonderful in creating a ceremony tailored to us, patient when I wanted to change the wording around and would definitely recommend him to others.Sent on 02/13/2017
Kelly · Married on 06/20/2015
Reverend Rick was such a JOY to work with!! He truly was such a special part of our wedding and the ceremony would not have been the same without him. Not only was he so easy to work with, but he was super accommodating as well adding a wine ceremony that we had requested and incorporating remembrance of family members who had recently passed. We are religious so we wanted prayer incorporated in our ceremony, but I love that he is able to please all sorts of backgrounds whether you are religious or not. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we have Rev. Rick to thank for that! He's also really funny which made the whole experience so comfortable and fun! I also loved that he was able to take care of our marriage license for us while we went on our honeymoon so that upon our return it was already filed with the Court and our copy was already sent to us. I highly recommend Rev. Rick if you are looking for an officiant - he married two other couples that we know and their ceremonies were just as special!! We just adore him!!Sent on 07/15/2015
D · Married on 05/17/2015
Reverend Rick was one of the best parts of our wedding! He was so easy to work with. Neither my husband nor I are particularly religious, but we knew our families were. Reverend Rick was able to put together a ceremony that would please all parties. Every time we saw him, he was such a delight and had a great sense of humor. Everyone who got to interact with him during the rehearsal loved him! More importantly though, he was extremely accomodating. A couple months before our wedding, we decided that we need to get married ahead of our planned ceremony for medical reasons. Reverend Rick was able to meet up with us with very little notice to perform a civil ceremony. He was a very special part of our wedding and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to work with him.Sent on 06/06/2015
Bethanie · Married on 10/13/2014
Pastor Rick is an amazing man. We were very hesitant to choose a pastor we didn't know to officiate our wedding, but after some back and forth emails with Pastor Rick, we decided to at least meet with him. We were in love with him in the first 5 minutes of our meeting. He is so warm, so genuine, funny, and so flexible! We loved that he let us craft our own ceremony, but could base it on his suggestions so that we weren't left dangling. He is really perfect and we feel so blessed that he was the one to marry us.Sent on 11/10/2014
User4372589 · 2+ years ago
It was such a blessing to have Reverend Rick officiate our wedding! Guests commented that it was one of the loveliest ceremonies they had attended. Rev. Rick spoke meaningful words with kindness, love and just the perfect touch of humor- hearing joyous laughter from our guests meant the world to us on our special day :)Sent on 09/03/2014
Rev. Rick was also extremely easy to work with, providing us with several templates to choose from and to tweak and personalize to our heart's desire. As a bride, I definitely appreciated his reaching out to me when needed and not making me remember to follow up with him! I didn't have to worry about the ceremony at all- I knew that he was taking care of everything and had so much wedding experience that he was a consummate professional.
In addition, he had a lot of great ideas and special touches- his "blessing of the hands" was simply beautiful and one of the things I will always cherish about that day.
Our Christian faith is very important to us and is at the center of our family. It is important to note that this is a second marriage for both of us. We each brought children to the marriage and Rev. Rick helped us incorporate them lovingly into our ceremony uniting us all together. We are so thankful to God for bringing us together and Pastor Rick summed it up perfectly by saying that our God is a "God of second chances". Amen!
Bradley · Married on 04/26/2014
Emily and I had a private catholic wedding in the morning and a larger civil ceremony with all our family and friends later in the day, which Rev. Rick officiated at. Not only was Rev. Rick wonderfully adaptable to our strange setup, but he helped us design an amazing service, and was cool, competent and a pleasure to work with. Several of our guests mentioned how much they liked the service, and we liked how easy it was to design. We highly recommend using him.Sent on 05/09/2014
User3507623 · 2+ years ago
Reverend Rick did a fantastic job at our recent wedding and it was a real pleasure to work with him. He helped us put together a civil ceremony that was beautiful and meaningful - he had a variety of readings for us to choose from, and then we also chose one of our own. He guided my family and bridal party through the rehearsal, going above and beyond with his calming presence and patience (because none of us knew what we were doing!). On our wedding day he was warm and engaging, and a couple humorous comments made our family laugh. Numerous guests commented to us afterwards that he was the best wedding officiant they had seen. Now happily married, and would absolutely recommend Reverend Rick to anyone getting married in the DC area.Sent on 09/03/2013
User3285206 · 2+ years ago
Rev. Rick was a great officiant for our wedding! We found him via a chain of referrals and couldn't be happier with his services. He was a great value - cheaper than others we looked at online and did a superb job. He worked with us to create a ceremony just how we wanted it, and we received lots of compliments on it. He also helped with rehearsal because the venue coordinators weren't available and that went very smoothly. My groom said Rev. Rick even cried a bit when I walked down the aisle - its obvious he loves doing this! I would highly recommend him!Sent on 05/28/2013
Chelsea · Married on 10/07/2012
Our wedding was one magical and memorable evening. Every detail, from the venue to the decorations to the reception, was beyond anything we had ever imagined. Every bride or bride-to-be knows how challenging planning a wedding can be, but one part of planning your wedding that will be a slice of cake and a huge weight off your shoulders will be choosing Pastor Rick Hudock to be your officiant.Sent on 01/09/2013
Neither my husband or I had any idea what we really wanted to say during our ceremony, nor did we have any clue what a ceremony should look like. For couples like us, Pastor Rick has what he calls the "Kitchen Sink." It's great in that he gives you a range of options for the various components of the ceremony to include or exclude. Then, the wording for each component ranged from religious to non-religious. We were able to find something in between, totally perfect for us, and were even able to include some of our own words to further personalize the ceremony, making it truly ours.
Come wedding day, Pastor Rick was cool, calm, and collected, which is exactly what you need during that jittery moment filled with emotion. He made us feel good about being in front of everyone, and we even felt like the three of us were the only ones in the room. Nothing else mattered.
He also paid attention to details, like taking care of signing (he and the witnesses) and mailing off the marriage license, and it's always nice to have one less thing to worry about on the Big Day.
Whatever you'd like for your ceremony, even if you don't really know what it is you want yet, Pastor Rick will be sure to provide multiple options that will make your ceremony reflect you and your husband as a whole. No doubt about it, our ceremony will be meaningful and memorable to us for our lifetimes, and if we could do it all over again, we'd choose Pastor Rick as our officiant. Hope you do, too!
Rachel · Married on 10/15/2011
Rev. Rick Hudock was a pleasure to work with in creating our wedding ceremony. During our initial conversation, he took time to get to know us and provided his perspectives on the role of the ceremony, his role during the event and how he treated logistics like the rehearsal, speakers, etc., as well as his experience in ministry. Just from this discussion, we felt that Rick would be detail-oriented and be cognizant of how to efficiently perform the ceremony. Rick worked closely with us to incorporate specific quotes into the ceremony that reflected our personalities - not too serious but still showed the significance of the event. We appreciated that Rick wanted to get to know our family members as well. On the day of the wedding, Rick was reassuring to both of us and the ceremony went off without a hitch - although - he did drop the rings, but I'm actually glad that happened because it broke the tension and added some levity to an otherwise very serious 25 minutes! Thanks, Rick! We really appreciate it!Sent on 02/14/2012
Cynthia · Married on 11/25/2016
Rick was really great! He was very accommodating and really embraced the service we co-created. He was so warm and engaging, and guests commented, wondering if we had known him for a long time- no! We met him in person for the first time for the ceremony. We accomplished a lot in a few calls and emails. He did well blending our different beliefs in an inclusive way. And he handled the paperwork so we didn't have to worry. Thank you, Rick!Sent on 12/06/2016