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Laurel S · Married on 06/09/2018
Perfect fit for anyone!
Gay Lee was absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed all the time we spent with her getting to know each other and putting together the perfect ceremony. On our wedding day, we had an escalating downpour throughout almost the entire ceremony and Gay Lee rolled with the circumstances in tune with how we were feeling about the rain and thunder--- exhilarated! We had so much fun and I am so glad we found the best fit for an officiant.
Brooke · Married on 09/29/2018
We loved working with Gay!!
Gay was so helpful through our whole wedding process! She was always so organized and would remember all the details we wanted to have for our big day in every encounter we had! My wedding planner and her made the whole process seamless and delivered the exact ceremony that we wanted! I would highly recommend her and so happy to have her as part of our big day!
Sandy Moore · Married on 04/14/2018
Officiancy isn't a competition. But if it were... Gay Lee would win.
Gay Lee was one of the best parts of our wedding. Which is says quite a bit, considering we had a near-flawless wedding.Sent on 01/17/2019
I say near-flawless because it was a tad windy — tricky conditions for a lesser officiant. Gay Lee, however, rose to the occasion (and then some). We're so happy she was up there with us on the big stage, and had an awesome time getting to know her in the days prior.
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Marilee · Married on 12/03/2017
It is hard for me to give someone 5 stars; however, Gay truly deserves them! We had the last minute idea to get married, and Gay was not only quick to respond, she helped us decide on the perfect reading for our vows. We could not be happier with the ceremony Gay prepared for us! I would highly, HIGHLY recommend her for any wedding event!
Katherine · Married on 10/29/2017
My now husband and I were not local to Charlottesville, but we wanted to hire a local officiant for our wedding ceremony. Gay Lee was recommended to us by several of our vendors. We decided to reach out to her to see if she'd be available for our date, which we received a quick response from her. She went the extra mile and asked if we could meet up with her in person or via skype! We really loved that she wanted to get to know us as a couple to ensure the wedding was more personalized. When we met with her, we knew she would be the perfect officiant for our ceremony! We wanted our ceremony to be religious but with a modern undertone. She offers both secular and religious ceremonies. During our meeting, we went over a traditional religious ceremony step by step. She explained to us what we could add, drop, and any modifications that could be made. She was very flexible with our ceremony and provided suggestions on areas that we were unfamiliar with. We wanted a personalized ceremony, and she suggested the wine box ceremony. Additionally, she sent us both religious and literature reading suggestions to help us select our readings. The day of, we received so many complements regarding our ceremony and how great our officiant was! I was really happy that we picked Gay Lee as our officiant! I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a personalized religious or secular wedding ceremony.
Blair · Married on 10/28/2017
Gay Einstein married my husband and I on October 28, 2017, and she was amazing. She had our guests engaged and everyone really enjoyed our ceremony.
We chatted once via Facetime and once in person before the ceremony. She really made an effort to get to know us on a personal level to make our wedding day perfect. She was extremely responsive via email and by phone.
Having never done one before, Gay was very flexible when we decided to incorporate a tree planting ceremony in place of vows.
I would highly recommend Gay for your wedding preacher!
Heather · Married on 10/07/2017
Words can't express how truly wonderful Gay was as our officient on our wedding day. As someone who doesn't live in the area, it was so lovely that she was flexible and easy to work with when it came to meeting ahead of time. She also facetimed us multiple times to make sure that we were all on the same page and to get to know us better. She took the time to get to know us as a couple personally and used what she found to make a personal and sweet service during our ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the choice we made, she went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend her to anyone doing a destination wedding or otherwise. She was fantastic!
Brigitte · Married on 09/16/2017
Gay Lee did a fantastic job! She was a pleasure to work with! We met her via Skype since we were initially out of the area and hit it off right away. She is very easy to work with and gives great advice/tips as she has lots of experience with weddings! She was a huge part in making sure our day went smoothly and everything turned out perfect! I would highly recommend her!
alice · Married on 08/12/2017
Gay was wonderful and so easy to work with! She met with us several times prior to the wedding to tailor the ceremony to us, making it extra special. She also gave us unique ideas for unity ceremonies which was not something we thought we would do initially but ended up being one of our favorite moments. We highly suggest Gay as an officiant!
Lauren · Married on 05/06/2017
It was wonderful to have Rev. Gaylee officiate our ceremony! She provided guidance and expertise, while listening to us and making the ceremony exactly what we pictured.
Kimberly · Married on 04/13/2017
Gay was the perfect choice for our wedding preacher. She made our ceremony perfect and unforgettable!
Lindsey · Married on 09/23/2016
Gay Lee was amazing! We were living in another state throughout the planning of our wedding, and Gay Lee made it a point to meet with us (via Skype and in person) multiple times leading up to the wedding. We always loved our meetings with her -- she is warm, accepting, and genuinely wants to create a ceremony tailored to the couple! She crafted the most beautiful ceremony for us and we couldn't have loved it more -- our friends and family said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen! Thank you so much, Gay Lee, for making the most important part of our wedding day the best!Sent on 12/15/2016
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Chelsea · Married on 06/18/2016
Rev Gay Lee is great at what she does. Neither my husband or I are affiliated with a church, therefore, we did not where to begin when looking for an officiant. From our first conversation with Rev Gay Lee, we were impressed with her experience, professionalism and confidence. Many phone conversations later, Rev Gay Lee helped us to plan a perfect ceremony. She made it personal, light, and the right amount of religion that we were comfortable with.
Allie · Married on 04/23/2016
She is the sweetest lady I have met in a very long time. She personalized the ceremony for us. It was very beautiful
Justine · Married on 04/09/2016
It was an absolute pleasure working with Gaye Lee, Wedding Preacher for Hire. She was very kind, took the time to get to know us, and made us feel very confident about our marriage and wedding plans! She helped us organize the flow of the ceremony and even walked us through the marriage license/name change process. I would definitely recommend working with her if you want someone who is warm and takes a vested interest in you and your husband/wife's future.
C · Married on 11/07/2015
Rev. Gay Lee Einstein was a fantastic choice to officiate our wedding. She made it clear she wanted the ceremony to reflect who we were and our values. From the initial phone interview to the first meeting, Rev. Einstein listened to our wishes about how we wanted an interfaith ceremony and then she put together the most wonderful ceremony. She was patient with our last minute day of tweaks and both the mothers kept telling us how beautiful and classy they found Rev. Einstein's work.
Thank you Rev. Einstein for being part of our day and making our wedding so memorable.
Steven · Married on 10/03/2015
Dr. Rev. Einstein was wonderful and we could not of asked for a better offiant.
We also decided to attend the premarital counseling and highly recommend it as it opens your eyes so to speak.
User5096875 · 2+ years ago
Gay was an absolute pleasure to work with! She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and we always had a lot of fun during our conversations with her. She was very responsive over email and ensured that we were prepared for our wedding day in terms of acquiring our marriage license (which she then handled for us after the wedding). She wrote a beautiful ceremony that was very personal and attentive; we were so touched, as were our guests. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
Cara · Married on 08/29/2015
My husband and I loved Gay Lee from the start! She was so friendly and easy going, we felt like we connected with her right away. She makes you feel so comfortable and really likes to get to know the couple that she is going to officiate for. Gay Lee is so sweet, I highly recommend her for your wedding officiant!
Cassie · Married on 08/01/2015
Gay Einstein was an excellent officiant! Many of our guests commented on how great of a job she did! We really felt that she took our feelings and suggestions into great consideration when creating our ceremony. We would highly recommend her!
Aine · Married on 06/20/2015
Gay Lee made our ceremony thoughtful, personal and incredibly moving. She goes above and beyond to ensure she knows you as a couple and can speak to your love and union in a unique way. I'm so impressed with her timeliness, thoughtfulness and commitment to quality. Our ceremony was perfect and most of that can be attributed to Gay Lee.
Stephanie · Married on 05/03/2015
Gay Lee is so wonderful! From the moment my now-husband and I met her we knew she was the right person to marry us. She arranged to meet us in Richmond (over an hour from where she lives) so that we could chat and get to know each other. She was very interested in learning about our families, our story, and our opinions on our wedding service. While raised in the protestant faith, my husband and I wanted a more modern ceremony and she was incredibly flexible. She also helped us re-create a traditional Korean wedding ceremony at our rehearsal!! She is so cheerful, genuine, and caring and she made us feel so comfortable. She worked with us to get our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it, read through our individual vows ahead of the day, and designed her portion of the ceremony to go along with one of our readings. We are so grateful to have been able to work with her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Amanda · Married on 04/25/2015
Gay is fantastic to work with and she did a great job with our wedding! We had a couple meetings to get all the details worked out. She brought materials to help give us ideas for the service, the vows, the reading, etc. She took time to get to know a bit about us so that the service would be tailored to our personalities. She's flexible, professional, personable and just a great person. Gay will be sure your day is truly special!
Stephanie · Married on 04/11/2015
Gay Lee was amazing to work with! She personalized our Wedding in a way that no one else would have been able to accomplish. She made our guests and wedding party feel comfortable. We are so thankful we found her to be a part of our special day.
Joe · Married on 04/08/2015
Gay Lee made our wedding completely stress-free. She was thoughtful and responsive from the moment we made contact, and her wisdom and vast experience was an invaluable resource as we planned the ceremony. We opted for an intimate ceremony with immediate family only at the Boars Head in Charlottesville. Gay Lee let us guide the way and crafted a personalized ceremony that felt special to us and our families, while simple enough that the two little ones in our family weren't falling apart in boredom. Her gravitas and grace lent a meaningful yet unobtrusive presence to our afternoon. We could not recommend Gay Lee any more highly!