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Ausra · Married on 07/15/2019
A breathtaking ceremony
Where do I start!! To begin with, Debra is one of the most vibrant, sweet and thoughtful women I have ever met.Sent on 08/08/2019
Our first meeting was more than just a discussion about the wedding. It was a session full of caring, advice, and compassion. My husband and I left inspired to love and we felt stronger than ever as a couple.
Every single detail was discussed and thought out. You will get what you wished for and MORE. She suggested things that I did not even think myself which made our ceremony unique and unforgettable. One of those that swept our mothers away was the rose ceremony. During the ceremony, we both went over to our moms, hugged them and handed them a rose as a sign of unity and appreciation. Our mothers cried of happiness and it left them speechless. This is just one small detail of this ceremony. We were also able to choose our desired level of religion, as well as what feeling we wanted to show, for example intimate, humorous or uplifting. We were able to plan the perfect ceremony for us. My husband is Irish, so she kindly added some Irish blessings that his guests loved. Another sweet detail that she suggested was making little scrolls that had a poem on all of them and they were placed at the dinner table. What a sweet detail! And everybody loved them. They were gorgeous. Her company is more than just officiating. She will help with other things as well.
Did I mention she was an English teacher and she KNOWS how to write really well? She even helped me correct my vows to make them sound smooth and even more loving.
We grew so close to Debra that she feels like my second mother. She will care for you with limitless love. I highly recommend to choose her with no doubt. Love you, Debra!
Vista Events's reply:Oh, this is the sweetest thing ever, Ausra! It truly makes me want to marry you two all over again! I am so blessed to have such great couples and their families to work with. You and yours will always be special to me. Even your grandmother and your guests from Ireland were so kind to me. Thank you! And please, thank all of them for me, too.
Matthew Bunn · Getting married on 08/04/2020
Fun, Humorous, and Genuine
Debra Ann is a very enthusiastic, detailed-oriented, and knowledgeable wedding officiant. She's experienced and knows every angle of a wedding and ceremony. You don't need to know anything going in, which can be very helpful in the bustle of preparing your wedding. Debra Ann is thorough and a hard-worker and will be extremely detailed in the preparation, drafting, rehearsal, and of course the ceremony itself. Her thoroughness is matched by her cheerfulness, kindness, and great humor. She will infuse levity and lightness and humor into your ceremony seamlessly, if that's what you wish. Debra Ann can do whatever you need and help with whatever you need. A very good choice for an officiant and highly recommended.Sent on 05/11/2019
Vista Events's reply:I am humbled by your high praise, Matthew. I appreciate your sharing these kind words, and I continue to smile whenever I think of so many wonderful moments during your ceremony. We all worked so well together, and I thank you for the privilege of being at your side to witness it all.
Tara Flores · Married on 09/15/2019
Rev Deb made our day even more special
We decided on a whim to get married over the weekend. With 3 days notice, Minister Deb customized the most beautiful, loving, and perfectly executed ceremony. She listened to what we wanted and performed the ceremony exactly how we had hoped. We can't thank her enough for the warmth, attention to detail, and love that she brought to our special day. Her inclusion of our children and guests into the ceremony was the icing on the cake. Her husband came along and took a few photos for us too which was awesome. Thank you Rev Deb and Vista Events!Sent on 09/18/2019
Wenmei Li · Married on 07/20/2019
Professional, Personalized, and God-Centered Minister
Minister Debra Ann orchestrated a personalized, warm, and memorable ceremony today for my groom Eric and me. She spoke about us with such charm and detail that it seemed like we have known each other for a lifetime. Her graceful and elegant style along with her God-centered approach helped make today the best day of our lives so far. If you are looking for someone who will approach your ceremony as if it were her own, don't look further than Minister Debra Ann.Sent on 07/23/2019
Vista Events's reply:Dearest Wenmei, I am so thrilled everything turned out so perfectly for you and Eric. You both deserve every happiness, and it was my great honor to serve as your officiant.
Eric Englert · Married on 07/20/2019
Friendly, Detail-oriented Minister
Debra Ann is the consummate professional. Her attention to detail combined with her affability and kindness make her the ideal minister. We just had our initial wedding consultation meeting with Debra, and my fiancee and I feel like we have known her all of our lives. She made us feel so comfortable and took the time to make the ceremony unique and special. I highly recommend Debra Ann!Sent on 07/23/2019
Vista Events's reply:Thank you, Eric. It was a true joy, start to finish, working with both of you and your families! I am so grateful you chose me, and that I was able to provide the perfect tone for your special day.
Annie Gowens · Married on 07/20/2019
Debra Ann !
She is an amazing lady !! I would recommend her to everyone!Sent on 07/24/2019
Vista Events's reply:Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to recommend me here, Annie! I enjoyed working with your entire family, including the children, who were all so delightful.
Kayla · Married on 05/04/2019
So excited to work with Debra!
We were definitely running behind in terms of finding an officiant, but we truly lucked out! Debra was very responsive and is just the right person for what we want for our special day. We clicked immediately, and I could tell she would be a wonderful presence at our wedding. We are both looking forward to getting to know Debra and the beautiful ceremony she will be writing for us!Sent on 02/22/2019
Christina Demarco · Married on 11/10/2018
Mother of the groom
My son was just married by Minister Debra Ann, she was very professional, and very friendly, She makes everyone feel that they are part of the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and very moving. She made sure everything was perfect for their special day. I loved how she told their love story and she also gave them an infinity heart that was very special. My son told me he really liked her he found her to be very spiritual. Minister Debra Ann is wonderful and I would recommend her to anyone getting married or renewing their vows!!Sent on 11/13/2018
Vista Events's reply:Dear Christina, you are so kind to share these delightful memories of your son's wedding day! You raised a very special man, and I remember thinking early on he must have had wonderful parenting. You did an outstanding job, and you should be very proud. It was my honor to work with your family and the newlyweds. I'm so pleased that you loved the ceremony, which was highly personalized. Thank you.
Steve Kemnetz Jr · Married on 11/10/2018
Mr & Mrs K
My wife and I loved our first meeting with Minister Debra Ann. We both walked out of there knowing we were going to pick her. Then we thought to ourselves, maybe she picked us. From the moment we started working with the Minister, we realized she cared so much about our special day. We are extremely happy with Vista Events and Minister Debra Ann will always be apart of our lives.Sent on 02/22/2019
Vista Events's reply:'Love being a part of the Kemnetz circle! You two are special and always will be. Keep loving each other well, and thanks for a truly meaningful connection.
Kristin · Married on 06/23/2018
Debra is amazing!!!! She really created an amazing love story for my husband and I.
Debra from start to finish was completely invested in our ceremony and truly wanted to give us exactly what we wanted. She was so patient and willing to do whatever it took to make us happy. For Valentine’s Day she sent us a fun game to play as a couple before our wedding day! 😊Sent on 11/21/2018
Vista Events's reply:So many happy memories with you two lovebirds! We had lots of fun together, and I truly enjoyed serving as your wedding officiant. I have many fond memories of your rehearsal and ceremony. Thank you, Kristin and Keith!
Kate · Married on 05/27/2018
Guest at wedding
Debra is absolutely amazing at what she does!! I attended a wedding that she officiated and she not only made it cute but also threw some humor in as well. I loved that because it really keeps the guests entertained. She makes everyone feel so comfortable and welcomed! I would 10/10 recommend!!! You will NOT be disappointed !Sent on 05/07/2019
Vista Events's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review! I always enjoy chatting with guests before and after the wedding. Your insights are much appreciated.