33 Reviews for Water To Wine Weddings
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We had the perfect day and the perfect Pastor in Steve Whalen! My husband and I sat down with him prior to our wedding day and had a wonderful, at-ease conversation about ourselves, how we met, the marriage proposal and some challenges that we had experieinced in our relationship. He took our comments and then shared them as part of the ceremony and it was great! Our wedding was very intimate with only family members. During our informal reception he honored our family with prayers and blessings! His has a very relaxed, non-judgmental demeanor. My daughter said that when he prayed for her and her husband she felt a calmness in her. He definitely is a man of God and our day was perfect!
We looked online for a wedding officiant for quite a while and just weren't satisfied with what we were finding, until Steve. After reading the reviews and information about him, we decided to contact him to see if he was available in a pretty short timeframe (about a month). He was available so we made arrangements to meet. The meeting was great, he is very personable, and makes you feel comfortable. Our wedding was very small in our home, Steve was very professional and interjected just the right amount of humor! Our family enjoyed his company very much. We highly recommend Steve to be your officiant, you will not be disappointed.
Showed up early, did a great job interviewing us for the ceremony proper. Serious when appropriate, humor when appropriate. Very Happy.
We contacted Steve (Water to Wine) and a few other officiants on WeddingWire, less than a week before our date which happened to be during the busy Holiday season. Steve was the only officiant to respond. He quickly agreed to perform our ceremony in our location. We communicated back and forth so he would have info about who we were and what kind of ceremony we wre hoping for. On the day, Steve arrived early. He was friendly, professional and knew exactly what
we were hoping our wedding would be. His ceremony encompassed our personalities, some relationship history and our requested desire for acknowledgement of Gods presence. Our wedding guests had nothing but wonderful comments, we couldn’t be happier and we would highly recommend Steve to others.
Steve was wonderful to work with & made our day easy & fun! We would highly recommend him to anyone whether you’re getting married for the first time, last time, or renewing your vows.
WE LOVE STEVE!!!
As soon as we met him we knew he was the perfect fit for our big day. He's a sweet, teddy bear of a man who is fun loving and professional. He handled our families with grace at the rehearsal and had our guests laughing up a storm the during the ceremony. Our guests later told us it was the best ceremony they had been to because of HIM. I could not recommend this man enough.
We were so pleased to have Steve as our officiant! He did such a great job for the ceremony itself and was very good with our families. He was very easy to communicate with and was able to attend the rehearsal dinner as well (we were in Ferndale and he was coming all the way from Snohomish!) which helped put our minds at ease for the big day. Steve was also very reasonable in pricing, which was an added blessing. Thank you Steve!
Steve was absolutely amazing, we had everything go well and I am very thankful for his services. He not only was able to make it a personal ceremony but he did a great job getting to know each of us and incorporating our personal story into his presentation. My wife and I know how much there is to do when you are planning a wedding. Do not let yourself stress out about one more thing. Hire Steve and I promise from an officiant stand point you will not have to worry!
My family and I traveled form Michigan for our remarriage ceremony and everything had to be done through email and phone calls. In addition to being professional, knowledgeable, and full of humor, Steve was also very accommodating and willing to work with us to give us both exactly what we wanted our wedding ceremony to be. Additionally, he was willing to meet us at our rental home and perform the ceremony there, even though it meant a 45 mile trip for him. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone who asks.
Steve was very easy to work with and was so much fun! During our ceremony he had everyone laughing and everyone had such a great time. He made sure he was including everything we wanted into our ceremony. He was very responsive to messages and questions as well. We are so happy with the way everything turned out. Thank you Steve for making our day extra special and fun!
Steve is very personable and easy to work with. We were really pleased with his ceremony and the extra work he went to put in an extra personal touch.
Steve was absolutely amazing as an officiant and even more as a guide throughout this journey calming nerves, getting to know us and really making our ceremony feel all the extra special. We are so thankful and blessed to have found him and are forever grateful for his part in our special day!
Steve was wonderful. From the first conversation I had with him I was comfortable with him. He made it all about my husband and I. He kept in touch even though I hired him about 6 months in advance. There was never any question about whether he would remember. Everything was great! Thank you so much.
Im so thankful we went with Steve to be our officiant. He was easy to communicate with, he made our ceremony short sweet and personal. Exactly what we wanted!!! Thank you!
Steve made our special day perfect! He was genuinely interested in our story as a couple and getting to know us to make our ceremony personalized and exactly what we wanted. He was nice, welcoming, and professional! He was very responsive to our questions and was great about confirming all the details beforehand. He showed up early to our rehearsal and wedding and came prepared and ready to lead. (He even brought gifts for the ring bearer and flower girl!) The ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for and we are so happy we found Steve! We would recommend him over and over again - he's the best!
We cannot say enough good things about Steve officiating our wedding, he was great! The initial meeting was great, and even just meeting for coffee we felt like we already knew him. He is super helpful since we planned the wedding ourselves and weren't sure ceremony wise what we wanted. Very communicative and always had samples to show us. We had a smaller venue and most attendees stood for the , so we wanted a quick sweet ceremony and Steve did awesome! It was very sweet, and although short, everyone was in tears as well as laughing by the end. I would absolutely recommend him as an officiant, we loved having him there!
Steve did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! We are so pleased with his work and so grateful that he was part of our big day. Steve did a fantastic job before our wedding offering us some examples of what we could have read during the ceremony, but had no problem with us adding or subtracting things to make it more specific to us. We wanted him to be part of the rehearsal as well, which was a great idea as he was definitely experienced and was able to keep our families and bridal party focused and on track to ensure the real ceremony went off without any problems. If you are still looking for a wedding officiant, you are absolutely going to be delighted reaching out to Steve!
Absolutely Phenomenal!!! We were an out of state couple and he did an amazing job of being available on the phone and thru emails at all times. He took time to get to know each of us individually and as a couple. Gave us full reign to develop our own ceremony yet was there to help and guide us where we needed. Then to top it all off he delivered a perfect ceremony mixed with seriousness, humor, and love. Would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Steve!!!
Steve did our ceremony, he made it everything we ever wanted! He is absolutely amazing and made our day 100%. Thank you so much!
Steve was the best fit right in to venue, very sweet fun loving and loves his job. So if you need a great man to do your ceremony Steve is the guy
Where to even begin with how happy we were with Steve.... He was amazing. From coordinating our rehearsal (my terrible day of coordinator couldn't make it) to showing up early and being so professional with a definite sense of humor. My fiance and I forgot our rings during the ceremony so instead of everyone going into a panic, we just pretended and Steve played it off so well with a bit of humor so everyone was laughing, just what we wanted. Our first meeting with him was great. We sat and all got to know each other for a good couple hours and he really made our ceremony so personal. You would be making a mistake if you didn't hire him to officiate your wedding. I promise, you will not be disappointed!!!
From our first phone conversation to the ceremony itself, Steve was wonderful!! We appreciated his warm manner and timely communication. The day of the wedding he was punctual and organized, and he personalized the ceremony from start to finish. We can't recommend Water to Wine Weddings enough! Thank you, Steve, for helping to make our day so special!
My husband and I found Pastor Whalen on Thumbtack. It was the first time we used Thumbtack so we were a little nervous about it. However, Pastor Whalen was amazing! He was so approachable, patient, kind, and reliable. He catered to our needs and preferences. Our wedding was very small and intimate, but with the help from Pastor Whalen, everything went very well and was exactly what we wanted. My husband and I overall had a wonderful experience and would recommend him to anyone!
Steve was wonderful! We had our wedding in Seattle, but currently live in Bend, OR and he was so helpful over email until we could meet with him in person. Once we met, we knew he would be great. Such a personable and sweet man! He asked us questions about our relationship and lives, and shared stories about his own family. We appreciated that he felt comfortable enough with us to share those stories. We went away from our meeting feeling excited and a little less stressed :)
The ceremony was beautiful and Steve did a fantastic job! We were very very happy :) A lot of our guests commented on how he did a great job and how sweet he was. We couldn't recommend Steve more! Thank you so much, Steve!!!
"Steve was our officiant and he was fabulous!!! Great sense of humor and his command of the Spanish language surprised and delighted us. I love that he does rehearsals and has the patience of a saint! He educated us on the marriage process from the marriage license to the vows and we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed having him there on our special day!!!"