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1st Officiant

Scottsdale , AZ

LOCATION

Scottsdale, AZ US 85258 (map)

PHONE

480-363-4282

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I’ll provide you with a FUN, STRESS-FREE way to plan your wedding ceremony. I’m young, laid-back and we’ll have lots in common! If you look at bride's magazines and think, "That's just... Read more
I’ll provide you with a FUN, STRESS-FREE way to plan your wedding ceremony. I’m young, laid-back and we’ll have lots in common! If you look at bride's magazines and think, "That's just not us" then I can help.

Whether you're looking for a warm, simple ceremony or custom-tailoring each part, this piece of your wedding planning is taken care of. I promise you a wonderful experience.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely! My wife and I got married in a steel and clay foundry!
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yep
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically 20 minutes. Much longer than that and we lose the attention of your guests.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I don't require it, but offer it and think it's the best $350 investment you'll ever make.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
For an additional $95
Do you supply a sound system?
I do not.

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Scott
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson was our officiant at our wedding back on June 8th, 2014 and he did an amazing job! We had so many guests come up to us after our wedding asking how we knew Matt and what an amazing job he did. They were all very surprised to find out that we found him online. He had made our ceremony so wonderful and added so many personal touches to it that all of our guests thought he was just one of mine and my wife's long time friends. He helped us out every step of the way throughout the whole process of figuring out what we wanted said in the ceremony, to the rehearsal, to the wedding itself. He gave us examples of readings to choose from and let us customize them to our liking. He was very professional, very classy and very prompt. I can't say enough good things about Matt and the job he does. He is just a wonderful officiant all around. I HIGHLY recommend Matt Nathanson to anyone! His web site is www.firstofficiant.com. You won't be disappointed! :)
Matt Nathanson was our officiant at our wedding back on June 8th, 2014 and he did an amazing job! We had so many guests Read more...
Matt Nathanson was our officiant at our wedding back on June 8th, 2014 and he did an amazing job! We had so many guests come up to us after our wedding asking how we knew Matt and what an amazing job he did. They were all very surprised to find out that we found him online. He had made our ceremony so wonderful and added so many personal touches to it that all of our guests thought he was just one of mine and my wife's long time friends. He helped us out every step of the way throughout the whole process of figuring out what we wanted said in the ceremony, to the rehearsal, to the wedding itself. He gave us examples of readings to choose from and let us customize them to our liking. He was very professional, very classy and very prompt. I can't say enough good things about Matt and the job he does. He is just a wonderful officiant all around. I HIGHLY recommend Matt Nathanson to anyone! His web site is www.firstofficiant.com. You won't be disappointed! :) Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
When I was searching for an officiant, I read a lot of reviews because I really wanted a personalized ceremony. I am so happy that I found Matt! He took the time to get to know us as a couple so he could incorporate stories and make our ceremony special for us. Matt was great about offering his suggestions, but was also to open to all of our ideas. The ceremony was so personal and touching, we had guests thinking that Matt was a close friend of ours, even though we only met him the day of the wedding! Even our photographers loved him because he managed to sneak out of the first kiss shot. My husband and I laughed, and wiped away tears and truly had a better ceremony than we ever could have imagined. We continually find ourselves going back and watching the video of the ceremony. If you are looking for an officiant, contact Matt Nathanson now...you won't regret it!
When I was searching for an officiant, I read a lot of reviews because I really wanted a personalized ceremony. I am so Read more...
When I was searching for an officiant, I read a lot of reviews because I really wanted a personalized ceremony. I am so happy that I found Matt! He took the time to get to know us as a couple so he could incorporate stories and make our ceremony special for us. Matt was great about offering his suggestions, but was also to open to all of our ideas. The ceremony was so personal and touching, we had guests thinking that Matt was a close friend of ours, even though we only met him the day of the wedding! Even our photographers loved him because he managed to sneak out of the first kiss shot. My husband and I laughed, and wiped away tears and truly had a better ceremony than we ever could have imagined. We continually find ourselves going back and watching the video of the ceremony. If you are looking for an officiant, contact Matt Nathanson now...you won't regret it! Read less
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Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We can’t thank Matt enough for making our ceremony absolutely perfect. He did an amazing job! The ceremony was so personal and heartfelt, and we loved hearing it for the first time on our special day. It brought many laughs & tears. The best thing is you get a copy of the ceremony to keep and we’re looking forward to reading it again on our 1 year anniversary. Our guests believed we had known him for years on how he spoke about us.

Our ceremony will definitely hold a special place in our hearts. He truly is great at what he does and we are so happy he was able to marry us.
We can’t thank Matt enough for making our ceremony absolutely perfect. He did an amazing job! The ceremony was so personal Read more...
We can’t thank Matt enough for making our ceremony absolutely perfect. He did an amazing job! The ceremony was so personal and heartfelt, and we loved hearing it for the first time on our special day. It brought many laughs & tears. The best thing is you get a copy of the ceremony to keep and we’re looking forward to reading it again on our 1 year anniversary. Our guests believed we had known him for years on how he spoke about us.

Our ceremony will definitely hold a special place in our hearts. He truly is great at what he does and we are so happy he was able to marry us. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt was fantastic! Since the day we contacted Matt, he was on top of every detail. His response time was extremely quick and he was always organized and professional. We wanted a non-religious ceremony that felt fun, joyful and intimate. He made it happen! Our ceremony was personalized to the stories we shared with him about one another and it came together perfectly. We heard repeatedly after the ceremony from our guests how impressed they were with him and were wondering how long we have known him. Matt is friendly, easy to talk to and takes his role very seriously. We are so thankful we found him!
Matt was fantastic! Since the day we contacted Matt, he was on top of every detail. His response time was extremely quick Read more...
Matt was fantastic! Since the day we contacted Matt, he was on top of every detail. His response time was extremely quick and he was always organized and professional. We wanted a non-religious ceremony that felt fun, joyful and intimate. He made it happen! Our ceremony was personalized to the stories we shared with him about one another and it came together perfectly. We heard repeatedly after the ceremony from our guests how impressed they were with him and were wondering how long we have known him. Matt is friendly, easy to talk to and takes his role very seriously. We are so thankful we found him! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were referred to Matt by our wedding planner, who happened to also be a close friend of ours. We met with Matt and found him to be very calming and understanding of the stress that is involved with wedding planning. He made this part of the wedding very stress free and personable. His experience and professionalism made me feel at ease and confident about one of the most important parts of the wedding. Matt got to know us through an interview as well as different questionnaires. One of our guests asked me how long we had known Matt as he does a great job of personalizing the ceremony. We are so happy that Matt made our day so special!! I would recommend Matt for any couple that is wanting a personal ceremony full of love and laughter (if wanted). We could not be any happier with how our wedding turned out! Thank you Matt!!

Married
1/25/14
My wife and I were referred to Matt by our wedding planner, who happened to also be a close friend of ours. We met with Read more...
My wife and I were referred to Matt by our wedding planner, who happened to also be a close friend of ours. We met with Matt and found him to be very calming and understanding of the stress that is involved with wedding planning. He made this part of the wedding very stress free and personable. His experience and professionalism made me feel at ease and confident about one of the most important parts of the wedding. Matt got to know us through an interview as well as different questionnaires. One of our guests asked me how long we had known Matt as he does a great job of personalizing the ceremony. We are so happy that Matt made our day so special!! I would recommend Matt for any couple that is wanting a personal ceremony full of love and laughter (if wanted). We could not be any happier with how our wedding turned out! Thank you Matt!!

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Jamie
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt is amazing. We are so happy that he was able to officiate our wedding. He made the ceremony personal and funny. Many of our guests said that our ceremony was the best that they had witnessed - we owe that to Matt! Something neat that he does, is he gives you a copy of the ceremony. We are so happy to have it for a keepsake!

From the beginning, Matt was professional. He answered emails within hours of receiving them. You can tell he is a sincere person that genuinely likes doing this.

We are very happy that he was able to marry us. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Matt is amazing. We are so happy that he was able to officiate our wedding. He made the ceremony personal and funny. Many Read more...
Matt is amazing. We are so happy that he was able to officiate our wedding. He made the ceremony personal and funny. Many of our guests said that our ceremony was the best that they had witnessed - we owe that to Matt! Something neat that he does, is he gives you a copy of the ceremony. We are so happy to have it for a keepsake!

From the beginning, Matt was professional. He answered emails within hours of receiving them. You can tell he is a sincere person that genuinely likes doing this.

We are very happy that he was able to marry us. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt made our our ceremony so seamless and stress free. Matt does an incredible job of making the entire ceremony customized and intimate for us. He's very relaxed and charming, but also earnest and forthright, giving the ceremony an great feel. He guided us through the entire process from start to finish and made it a fantastic day. We couldn't recommend him more highly. Thanks Matt!
Matt made our our ceremony so seamless and stress free. Matt does an incredible job of making the entire ceremony Read more...
Matt made our our ceremony so seamless and stress free. Matt does an incredible job of making the entire ceremony customized and intimate for us. He's very relaxed and charming, but also earnest and forthright, giving the ceremony an great feel. He guided us through the entire process from start to finish and made it a fantastic day. We couldn't recommend him more highly. Thanks Matt! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We first saw Matt at a previous wedding, when it came our time we were after finding Matt Nathanson to be our officiant. The entire ceremony is so personal and intimate because of Matt. He really takes the time to get to know the couple and make an amazing ceremony. Highly highly recommend. Our guests even commented on how amazing he was!
We first saw Matt at a previous wedding, when it came our time we were after finding Matt Nathanson to be our officiant. Read more...
We first saw Matt at a previous wedding, when it came our time we were after finding Matt Nathanson to be our officiant. The entire ceremony is so personal and intimate because of Matt. He really takes the time to get to know the couple and make an amazing ceremony. Highly highly recommend. Our guests even commented on how amazing he was! Read less
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Sari
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt was incredible to work with. We first met at a Starbucks as a mini interview to see if he was a match for us. We had met other Officiants before and they didn't understand that we wanted a ceremony more about love than religion. My husband is German Catholic and I'm Jewish and either though we wanted to mix in some traditions we didn't want it all about it. Matt understood right away and we all totally clicked. He's calm and understanding and made everything very easy on us. Our ceremony was wonderful as he made it very personal, fun and about love. All of our guests raved about him! If your able to catch Matt as your Officiant you won't regret it!
Matt was incredible to work with. We first met at a Starbucks as a mini interview to see if he was a match for us. We had Read more...
Matt was incredible to work with. We first met at a Starbucks as a mini interview to see if he was a match for us. We had met other Officiants before and they didn't understand that we wanted a ceremony more about love than religion. My husband is German Catholic and I'm Jewish and either though we wanted to mix in some traditions we didn't want it all about it. Matt understood right away and we all totally clicked. He's calm and understanding and made everything very easy on us. Our ceremony was wonderful as he made it very personal, fun and about love. All of our guests raved about him! If your able to catch Matt as your Officiant you won't regret it! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt is amazing! The number one comment from our guests was that the ceremony was beautiful and all thanks to Matt. Everyone thought he knew us for years. He made the planning easy and fun, the length of ceremony perfect and best of all, it was very personal to us. So lucky we found him!!
Matt is amazing! The number one comment from our guests was that the ceremony was beautiful and all thanks to Matt. Read more...
Matt is amazing! The number one comment from our guests was that the ceremony was beautiful and all thanks to Matt. Everyone thought he knew us for years. He made the planning easy and fun, the length of ceremony perfect and best of all, it was very personal to us. So lucky we found him!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first moment I spoke to Matt over the telephone I knew he would make sure our wedding was an amazing and truly unforgettable experience for both my husband and I and all of our guests. He definately didn't disappoint !! As we live in Canada most of our planning was done over the phone and by email. The process was fun and easy. At our first meeting I couldn't believe how lucky we were to find him. He is the definition of warmth, charm, charisma, with a big scoop of fun all rolled in together. Other reviews I have read about him are all true. Our guests truly believed we had known him for years as he spoke about us like he had. Matt captured our relationship perfectly simply by listening to us in a casual 20 minute conversation we had with him. He didn't even stumble when at the last minute we changed our champagne toast to Michelob Ultra instead and forgot to tell him. He simply said he had a great verse about the grapes and champagne but had nothing on barley/hops or beer!! All of the guests at our wedding have told us it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and felt priviledged to have been part of it. We can't thank you enough Matt and as our wedding song says you are "Simply the Best"
From the first moment I spoke to Matt over the telephone I knew he would make sure our wedding was an amazing and truly Read more...
From the first moment I spoke to Matt over the telephone I knew he would make sure our wedding was an amazing and truly unforgettable experience for both my husband and I and all of our guests. He definately didn't disappoint !! As we live in Canada most of our planning was done over the phone and by email. The process was fun and easy. At our first meeting I couldn't believe how lucky we were to find him. He is the definition of warmth, charm, charisma, with a big scoop of fun all rolled in together. Other reviews I have read about him are all true. Our guests truly believed we had known him for years as he spoke about us like he had. Matt captured our relationship perfectly simply by listening to us in a casual 20 minute conversation we had with him. He didn't even stumble when at the last minute we changed our champagne toast to Michelob Ultra instead and forgot to tell him. He simply said he had a great verse about the grapes and champagne but had nothing on barley/hops or beer!! All of the guests at our wedding have told us it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and felt priviledged to have been part of it. We can't thank you enough Matt and as our wedding song says you are "Simply the Best" Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt was an awesome officiant! From the moment we met him, we were instantly drawn to his charismatic personality. He was very helpful throughout the entire process of planning our ceremony. He helped us develop the ceremony and incorporated several stories of us into the ceremony. The stories were comprised of various memories that my husband and I sent him separately. We did not know what each other wrote, so it was fun to listen to it all while Matt was running through the ceremony. Throughout the entire ceremony, it really seemed like Matt had been along for our entire relationship; he really sounded like he knew us, which made the ceremony that much more special. We had several guests comment on how great he was and how touching our ceremony was! Matt did a phenomenal job! I highly recommend him if you are looking for a fun and loving ceremony!!
Matt was an awesome officiant! From the moment we met him, we were instantly drawn to his charismatic personality. He was Read more...
Matt was an awesome officiant! From the moment we met him, we were instantly drawn to his charismatic personality. He was very helpful throughout the entire process of planning our ceremony. He helped us develop the ceremony and incorporated several stories of us into the ceremony. The stories were comprised of various memories that my husband and I sent him separately. We did not know what each other wrote, so it was fun to listen to it all while Matt was running through the ceremony. Throughout the entire ceremony, it really seemed like Matt had been along for our entire relationship; he really sounded like he knew us, which made the ceremony that much more special. We had several guests comment on how great he was and how touching our ceremony was! Matt did a phenomenal job! I highly recommend him if you are looking for a fun and loving ceremony!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Matt was incredible! Our wedding ceremony was so personal and special to us because of the attention to detail, level or personalization and care that went into it from Matt. We were able to select every detail of our wedding ceremony from the readings, vows, and ring exchange and was an overall wonderful experience to personally create our wedding ceremony together with my husband. Matt even took the time to interview us separately to learn more about our relationship/engagement, what we love most about each other and our goals and aspirations for our marriage. It was so incredibly special to hear what my husband told him privately just before pronouncing us husband and wife! Thank you so much Matt, our wedding ceremony was everything we had ever imagined it to be and was the most incredible day of our lives!
Matt was incredible! Our wedding ceremony was so personal and special to us because of the attention to detail, level or Read more...
Matt was incredible! Our wedding ceremony was so personal and special to us because of the attention to detail, level or personalization and care that went into it from Matt. We were able to select every detail of our wedding ceremony from the readings, vows, and ring exchange and was an overall wonderful experience to personally create our wedding ceremony together with my husband. Matt even took the time to interview us separately to learn more about our relationship/engagement, what we love most about each other and our goals and aspirations for our marriage. It was so incredibly special to hear what my husband told him privately just before pronouncing us husband and wife! Thank you so much Matt, our wedding ceremony was everything we had ever imagined it to be and was the most incredible day of our lives! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt was AMAZING to say the least! Our ceremony was so personal and carefully crafted - he had everyone laughing and everyone aweing. Being we got married in May, the temp neared 100 degrees - however the guests barely noticed being they were so entertained! Everyone questioned me if we had known eachother for years, since he knew us so well and was so genuine. The communication up to the day was extremely responsive. He showed up with an glowing postive attitude which spread to the rest of the anxcious wedding party. Matt was hands down my favorite vendor - first class all the way!
Matt was AMAZING to say the least! Our ceremony was so personal and carefully crafted - he had everyone laughing and Read more...
Matt was AMAZING to say the least! Our ceremony was so personal and carefully crafted - he had everyone laughing and everyone aweing. Being we got married in May, the temp neared 100 degrees - however the guests barely noticed being they were so entertained! Everyone questioned me if we had known eachother for years, since he knew us so well and was so genuine. The communication up to the day was extremely responsive. He showed up with an glowing postive attitude which spread to the rest of the anxcious wedding party. Matt was hands down my favorite vendor - first class all the way! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt was an excellent officiant! He made our ceremony very personal, and made us feel very at ease. Our wedding guests thought that Matt knew us and were shocked to learn that he did not - since he made our ceremony so custom. He was very professional - arrived early, dressed well (even matched our colors), and gave us great direction, especially as far as getting the marriage license. Highly, highly, recommended! Additionally, I would suggest that you book him for a rehearsal, as this eased my nerves even more.
Matt was an excellent officiant! He made our ceremony very personal, and made us feel very at ease. Our wedding guests Read more...
Matt was an excellent officiant! He made our ceremony very personal, and made us feel very at ease. Our wedding guests thought that Matt knew us and were shocked to learn that he did not - since he made our ceremony so custom. He was very professional - arrived early, dressed well (even matched our colors), and gave us great direction, especially as far as getting the marriage license. Highly, highly, recommended! Additionally, I would suggest that you book him for a rehearsal, as this eased my nerves even more. Read less
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stacy
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Jacob was fantastic! He was the only officiant we met with but knew he was right for us right away. He had just about everybody tearing up and laughing at the same time. Guest even asked us how Long we knew him because he seemed to know us well. If I had to do it all over again i would still use Jacob!
Jacob was fantastic! He was the only officiant we met with but knew he was right for us right away. He had just about Read more...
Jacob was fantastic! He was the only officiant we met with but knew he was right for us right away. He had just about everybody tearing up and laughing at the same time. Guest even asked us how Long we knew him because he seemed to know us well. If I had to do it all over again i would still use Jacob! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that I am so happy we chose Matt Nathanson to be our Officiant. My fiance and I wanted a non-religious, personal yet light-hearted, and funny ceremony ~ and that is exactly what we got. Matt is a great speaker, and captivated our guests throughout our entire ceremony. Numerous guests have told me what a wonderful ceremony we had, and loved the stories he told about how we met and first started dating.

Matt was helpful before our wedding as well. He really worked with us to create exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. A few weeks before our wedding, Matt mentioned that our wedding was tied for the largest wedding he has ever done. I'd just like to say that he did an AMAZING job and I would recommend him to any of my friends :).

Thank you for making our day so memorable!
Let me start by saying that I am so happy we chose Matt Nathanson to be our Officiant. My fiance and I wanted a Read more...
Let me start by saying that I am so happy we chose Matt Nathanson to be our Officiant. My fiance and I wanted a non-religious, personal yet light-hearted, and funny ceremony ~ and that is exactly what we got. Matt is a great speaker, and captivated our guests throughout our entire ceremony. Numerous guests have told me what a wonderful ceremony we had, and loved the stories he told about how we met and first started dating.

Matt was helpful before our wedding as well. He really worked with us to create exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. A few weeks before our wedding, Matt mentioned that our wedding was tied for the largest wedding he has ever done. I'd just like to say that he did an AMAZING job and I would recommend him to any of my friends :).

Thank you for making our day so memorable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt is wonderful! Being married by him will be like being married by an old friend. With very simple, easy, and non-invasive preparations Matt created a unique and personal wedding ceremony that was all us! The level to which you're involved in the crafting of your ceremony and the level at which Matt weaves his magic makes it the most wonderful gift you could give yourselves and one of my favorite surprises of my wedding day! I love sitting down and reading the ceremony script Matt shared, it's just as good as photos in transporting me back to that special day! All our guests complimented the unique and personal elements of our ceremony and several identified our wedding as the most wonderful and enjoyable ceremony they had ever attended. Thank you Matt for making our day so beautiful and unforgettable!
Matt is wonderful! Being married by him will be like being married by an old friend. With very simple, easy, and Read more...
Matt is wonderful! Being married by him will be like being married by an old friend. With very simple, easy, and non-invasive preparations Matt created a unique and personal wedding ceremony that was all us! The level to which you're involved in the crafting of your ceremony and the level at which Matt weaves his magic makes it the most wonderful gift you could give yourselves and one of my favorite surprises of my wedding day! I love sitting down and reading the ceremony script Matt shared, it's just as good as photos in transporting me back to that special day! All our guests complimented the unique and personal elements of our ceremony and several identified our wedding as the most wonderful and enjoyable ceremony they had ever attended. Thank you Matt for making our day so beautiful and unforgettable! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson was everything we could have asked for and more for our wedding. He helped make our ceremony relaxing and personal. We did marriage counseling with Matt, where he came to our house and go to know us before we were married. It was a great decision because the things he learned about us, he used to share with our guests. Overall this was the best experience we could have possibly asked for and several guests commented on how great he was during the ceremony. Thanks again Matt!
Matt Nathanson was everything we could have asked for and more for our wedding. He helped make our ceremony relaxing and Read more...
Matt Nathanson was everything we could have asked for and more for our wedding. He helped make our ceremony relaxing and personal. We did marriage counseling with Matt, where he came to our house and go to know us before we were married. It was a great decision because the things he learned about us, he used to share with our guests. Overall this was the best experience we could have possibly asked for and several guests commented on how great he was during the ceremony. Thanks again Matt! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Matt to the ceremony, my husband and I knew we were going to have an awesome ceremony. Matt definitely did not disappoint. We didn't want anything religious, and Matt was sure to deliver on that. (Although, anyone who does want religion in their ceremony he has wonderful selections and readings for that as well). We were able to pick and choose how our readings and ceremony was going to go. Matt also emailed us a few questions about each other and incorporated all of that into the ceremony to really personalize it. We had a few guests even ask us who was the friend that did our ceremony. It really is that personal. Everyone said it was wonderful and beautiful and that Matt did an excellent job. Thank you Matt for being so amazing and for making our day so wonderful.
From the moment we met Matt to the ceremony, my husband and I knew we were going to have an awesome ceremony. Matt Read more...
From the moment we met Matt to the ceremony, my husband and I knew we were going to have an awesome ceremony. Matt definitely did not disappoint. We didn't want anything religious, and Matt was sure to deliver on that. (Although, anyone who does want religion in their ceremony he has wonderful selections and readings for that as well). We were able to pick and choose how our readings and ceremony was going to go. Matt also emailed us a few questions about each other and incorporated all of that into the ceremony to really personalize it. We had a few guests even ask us who was the friend that did our ceremony. It really is that personal. Everyone said it was wonderful and beautiful and that Matt did an excellent job. Thank you Matt for being so amazing and for making our day so wonderful. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt did an amazing job of making our ceremony special and personalized to us even though we met with him once prior to the wedding. During a time period when it felt like we were busy 24/7, Matt made everything a little bit easier. We loved that he had some many different options available to customize our ceremony. On the big day, all of guests had nothing but great things to say about our ceremony. He had a great balance of touching and humorous moments. It was perfect, we would highly recommend hiring him as your officiant!
Matt did an amazing job of making our ceremony special and personalized to us even though we met with him once prior to Read more...
Matt did an amazing job of making our ceremony special and personalized to us even though we met with him once prior to the wedding. During a time period when it felt like we were busy 24/7, Matt made everything a little bit easier. We loved that he had some many different options available to customize our ceremony. On the big day, all of guests had nothing but great things to say about our ceremony. He had a great balance of touching and humorous moments. It was perfect, we would highly recommend hiring him as your officiant! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Probably the BEST decision we made for our big day was having Matt as our Officiant. We had a really bad experience with the first officiant we met with and now we are so thankful it didn't work out. After getting frustrated on our search Matt was recommended to us by our venue Inspirador. He is really quick to respond to emails and calls, which is really helpful when you have a lot of questions like we did.
My husband and I were also really interested in some pre-marital counseling sessions before our wedding day and WOW they were totally worth it. My husband and I already had a really solid relationship but I convinced him that doing some counseling would help us with things we probably weren't aware of. It is hard for most men to really be open about their feelings and Matt was able to get him to relax through what seemed to be cheesy exercises but were very effective. I learned a lot about how my husband was feeling that I would have not known otherwise. We still use some of the communication techniques Matt introduced us to.
As far as the big day goes, Matt was incredible. We had numerous compliments about how much everyone enjoyed our ceremony. I had several engaged friends as for his information. He made the ceremony so unique and really personal. He took the time to get to know our personalities and stories. He even incorporated how we met and even how much my husband hates my couch (which got many laughs). I don't know how he was able to create such a light hearted and sentimental ceremony all at the same time, but he did. Matt is truly gifted at what he does and I would recommend him to ANYONE.
Probably the BEST decision we made for our big day was having Matt as our Officiant. We had a really bad experience with Read more...
Probably the BEST decision we made for our big day was having Matt as our Officiant. We had a really bad experience with the first officiant we met with and now we are so thankful it didn't work out. After getting frustrated on our search Matt was recommended to us by our venue Inspirador. He is really quick to respond to emails and calls, which is really helpful when you have a lot of questions like we did.
My husband and I were also really interested in some pre-marital counseling sessions before our wedding day and WOW they were totally worth it. My husband and I already had a really solid relationship but I convinced him that doing some counseling would help us with things we probably weren't aware of. It is hard for most men to really be open about their feelings and Matt was able to get him to relax through what seemed to be cheesy exercises but were very effective. I learned a lot about how my husband was feeling that I would have not known otherwise. We still use some of the communication techniques Matt introduced us to.
As far as the big day goes, Matt was incredible. We had numerous compliments about how much everyone enjoyed our ceremony. I had several engaged friends as for his information. He made the ceremony so unique and really personal. He took the time to get to know our personalities and stories. He even incorporated how we met and even how much my husband hates my couch (which got many laughs). I don't know how he was able to create such a light hearted and sentimental ceremony all at the same time, but he did. Matt is truly gifted at what he does and I would recommend him to ANYONE. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Matt was awesome! We had guest ask about him and said they wished they had an officiant like Matt for their wedding. We met him once asked us questions to get to know us along with some questions we had to fill out ourselves. The ceremony was beautiful I loved the personal touches that were added to it. I would highly recommend Matt to engaged couples to check out.
Matt was awesome! We had guest ask about him and said they wished they had an officiant like Matt for their wedding. We Read more...
Matt was awesome! We had guest ask about him and said they wished they had an officiant like Matt for their wedding. We met him once asked us questions to get to know us along with some questions we had to fill out ourselves. The ceremony was beautiful I loved the personal touches that were added to it. I would highly recommend Matt to engaged couples to check out. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Jacob Hanson was our wedding officiant. He was AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding ceremony. We interviewed multiple officiants, and didn't get that "feeling" from anyone but Jake. All of our guests have told us they have never seen a better wedding ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house, and Jake balanced the emotion with humor in just the right places! (His jokes weren't forced, they were natural and really worked.) His presentation was flawless. The ceremony was outside, and the wind was a little crazy, but Jake did not let it take away from what he was doing. It was important to my husband and I to incorporate the memory of our lost loved ones, and Jake handled this perfectly. We loved that during our first meeting Jake gave us a packet of popular readings that we could choose from. We also added our own "flair" and Jake took everything we wanted and made it even better! One thing he helped us coordinate was the last kiss (with our Moms) before the first kiss, with eachother. [Tearjerker!!!] He was a little pricey- but worth EVERY PENNY!!! (5 star for value!) He responded to emails and met with us twice before the wedding. On the day of, he was on time, dressed nicely, and officiated perfectly! It seemed like he was a part of the family; he really sounded like he knew my husband and I on a personal level. I can't wait to see the wedding video, and replay our ceremony. I would recommend Jake to anyone I know looking for an officiant! He made our ceremony memorable for us and all of our guests! Thank you Jake!
Jacob Hanson was our wedding officiant. He was AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding ceremony. We Read more...
Jacob Hanson was our wedding officiant. He was AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding ceremony. We interviewed multiple officiants, and didn't get that "feeling" from anyone but Jake. All of our guests have told us they have never seen a better wedding ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house, and Jake balanced the emotion with humor in just the right places! (His jokes weren't forced, they were natural and really worked.) His presentation was flawless. The ceremony was outside, and the wind was a little crazy, but Jake did not let it take away from what he was doing. It was important to my husband and I to incorporate the memory of our lost loved ones, and Jake handled this perfectly. We loved that during our first meeting Jake gave us a packet of popular readings that we could choose from. We also added our own "flair" and Jake took everything we wanted and made it even better! One thing he helped us coordinate was the last kiss (with our Moms) before the first kiss, with eachother. [Tearjerker!!!] He was a little pricey- but worth EVERY PENNY!!! (5 star for value!) He responded to emails and met with us twice before the wedding. On the day of, he was on time, dressed nicely, and officiated perfectly! It seemed like he was a part of the family; he really sounded like he knew my husband and I on a personal level. I can't wait to see the wedding video, and replay our ceremony. I would recommend Jake to anyone I know looking for an officiant! He made our ceremony memorable for us and all of our guests! Thank you Jake! Read less
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Amina
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
As a wedding planner, I have heard many ceremonies. When my husband and I became engaged, I knew that I wanted Matt to marry us and meet Scott. Every time my client's have ever had a wedding where Matt was the officiant, their guests would walk out of ceremony and comment how incredible the ceremony was. Matt has a tremendous way of delivering a romantic, heartfelt, and meaningful ceremony that captures you as the couple and all of your guests. Matt did a beautiful job from the very beginning where he met with us and asked all the right questions to get a understanding of who we are. He guided us in writing our ceremony and our vows. And he always comes early to rehearse. He takes great pride and passion in what he does and it truly shows when he delivers the ceremony. Whether short or long is your desire, Matt will make your ceremony an unforgettable experience. I will continue to endorse Matt to my clients - he is the best!
As a wedding planner, I have heard many ceremonies. When my husband and I became engaged, I knew that I wanted Matt to Read more...
As a wedding planner, I have heard many ceremonies. When my husband and I became engaged, I knew that I wanted Matt to marry us and meet Scott. Every time my client's have ever had a wedding where Matt was the officiant, their guests would walk out of ceremony and comment how incredible the ceremony was. Matt has a tremendous way of delivering a romantic, heartfelt, and meaningful ceremony that captures you as the couple and all of your guests. Matt did a beautiful job from the very beginning where he met with us and asked all the right questions to get a understanding of who we are. He guided us in writing our ceremony and our vows. And he always comes early to rehearse. He takes great pride and passion in what he does and it truly shows when he delivers the ceremony. Whether short or long is your desire, Matt will make your ceremony an unforgettable experience. I will continue to endorse Matt to my clients - he is the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The biggest concern my fiancé and I had was that we did not want a cookie cutter ceremony. Matt was AMAZING! My guests commented on how they thought Matt was a friend of ours and how the ceremony was actually interesting and fun and not your typical " I can't wait for this to be over so we can drink and eat" ceremony. You will not be disappointed.
The biggest concern my fiancé and I had was that we did not want a cookie cutter ceremony. Matt was AMAZING! My guests Read more...
The biggest concern my fiancé and I had was that we did not want a cookie cutter ceremony. Matt was AMAZING! My guests commented on how they thought Matt was a friend of ours and how the ceremony was actually interesting and fun and not your typical " I can't wait for this to be over so we can drink and eat" ceremony. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was a godsend for my husband and I! We were looking for a more easy going wedding, something of a more family centered wedding, and we were nervous because every "officiant" we spoke with just on the telephone scared us! We spoke with Matt, and agreed to meet up. When we first saw him, he welcomed us with open arms, and a very warm, calming smile. The rest is history, we hired him IMMEDIATELY because he was so perfect, and very accommodating! He is sooooo organized, and willing to make your special day, YOUR special day! That to me meant more than anything! He made everything easy, and flow like it should! He was extremely prompt on answering ANY questions I had! Then the day of my wedding, he calmed me by simply looking at me and saying: "Jennifer, just breathe"..... The rest of the ceremony flowed like a river in the wild, and Matt was definitely the icing on my perfect wedding day "cake" so to speak! I recommend him to the highest degree!!! And did I mention his prices are SOOOOO affordable! Wowza! 1st Officiant is the only way to get married!
Matt was a godsend for my husband and I! We were looking for a more easy going wedding, something of a more family Read more...
Matt was a godsend for my husband and I! We were looking for a more easy going wedding, something of a more family centered wedding, and we were nervous because every "officiant" we spoke with just on the telephone scared us! We spoke with Matt, and agreed to meet up. When we first saw him, he welcomed us with open arms, and a very warm, calming smile. The rest is history, we hired him IMMEDIATELY because he was so perfect, and very accommodating! He is sooooo organized, and willing to make your special day, YOUR special day! That to me meant more than anything! He made everything easy, and flow like it should! He was extremely prompt on answering ANY questions I had! Then the day of my wedding, he calmed me by simply looking at me and saying: "Jennifer, just breathe"..... The rest of the ceremony flowed like a river in the wild, and Matt was definitely the icing on my perfect wedding day "cake" so to speak! I recommend him to the highest degree!!! And did I mention his prices are SOOOOO affordable! Wowza! 1st Officiant is the only way to get married! Read less
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Shayla
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt did an amazing job for our wedding! We had opted not to write our own vows and with a little of help from Matt, the ceremony seemed so personal many of our guests actually thought he was a friend of ours performing the ceremony!! He had just asked us to separately send him an email about what we loved about one another and our goals for our future. And just from those emails (and the initial phone conversation when I was inquiring about his services), he created and performed a beautiful, touching ceremony. I HIGHLY recommend using 1st Officiant for your wedding. You will not be disappointed!!!
Matt did an amazing job for our wedding! We had opted not to write our own vows and with a little of help from Matt, the Read more...
Matt did an amazing job for our wedding! We had opted not to write our own vows and with a little of help from Matt, the ceremony seemed so personal many of our guests actually thought he was a friend of ours performing the ceremony!! He had just asked us to separately send him an email about what we loved about one another and our goals for our future. And just from those emails (and the initial phone conversation when I was inquiring about his services), he created and performed a beautiful, touching ceremony. I HIGHLY recommend using 1st Officiant for your wedding. You will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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Gwen
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jacob Hansen did a superb job officiating our wedding. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and craft a ceremony that truly spoke of our love, but sounded much better than anything either of us could have written. He was prompt, professional, and very friendly. He even asked our wedding colors so he could make sure his tie matched! After the wedding he presented us with a beautiful copy of our ceremony.
Jacob Hansen did a superb job officiating our wedding. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and craft a ceremony Read more...
Jacob Hansen did a superb job officiating our wedding. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and craft a ceremony that truly spoke of our love, but sounded much better than anything either of us could have written. He was prompt, professional, and very friendly. He even asked our wedding colors so he could make sure his tie matched! After the wedding he presented us with a beautiful copy of our ceremony. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was absolutely incredible! Everyone told us that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to and it really helped set the mood for the whole night! He really made the ceremony personal and fun... telling the story of how I met my wife, and the funny stories we have shared together, and our hopes for the future. I am Jewish and my bride was not, and it was a perfect non denominational ceremony. Matt was incredibly nice and professional in everything he did... and we could not believe how many complements we got about how great our ceremony and Matt were! No doubt... unequivocally, Matt is the very best officiant there is.

Brian Greenberg
Matt was absolutely incredible! Everyone told us that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to and it really helped Read more...
Matt was absolutely incredible! Everyone told us that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to and it really helped set the mood for the whole night! He really made the ceremony personal and fun... telling the story of how I met my wife, and the funny stories we have shared together, and our hopes for the future. I am Jewish and my bride was not, and it was a perfect non denominational ceremony. Matt was incredibly nice and professional in everything he did... and we could not believe how many complements we got about how great our ceremony and Matt were! No doubt... unequivocally, Matt is the very best officiant there is.

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Eric
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt did an amazing job. He was super responsive via email and always picked up when we called with millions of questions. His demeanor was super sharp and he was very well received by all of our guests. He customized our ceremony WAY better than I thought. More importantly, he helped que everyone in the wedding party in a way that the other guests didn't even realize. Overall, I would highly recommend Matt and think he far exceeded my expectations.
Matt did an amazing job. He was super responsive via email and always picked up when we called with millions of questions. Read more...
Matt did an amazing job. He was super responsive via email and always picked up when we called with millions of questions. His demeanor was super sharp and he was very well received by all of our guests. He customized our ceremony WAY better than I thought. More importantly, he helped que everyone in the wedding party in a way that the other guests didn't even realize. Overall, I would highly recommend Matt and think he far exceeded my expectations. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was an amazing officiant! We met with him over a year before our wedding date. He kept in touch with us throughout the year and worked with us directly regarding our vows and the ceremony. Although, we immediately connected, our guests all thought we had been friends for years! His ceremony was amazing and exactly how we wanted it. He was very professional, courteous, on time and helped us with the marriage license process. He really helped to make our wedding a special day and people are still talking about it. Our ceremony was nondenominational and guests who are more religious felt that this was one of the best they've ever been to, thanks to Matt! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an easy experience with a fun and uplifting ceremony!! Thanks again!
Matt was an amazing officiant! We met with him over a year before our wedding date. He kept in touch with us throughout Read more...
Matt was an amazing officiant! We met with him over a year before our wedding date. He kept in touch with us throughout the year and worked with us directly regarding our vows and the ceremony. Although, we immediately connected, our guests all thought we had been friends for years! His ceremony was amazing and exactly how we wanted it. He was very professional, courteous, on time and helped us with the marriage license process. He really helped to make our wedding a special day and people are still talking about it. Our ceremony was nondenominational and guests who are more religious felt that this was one of the best they've ever been to, thanks to Matt! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an easy experience with a fun and uplifting ceremony!! Thanks again! Read less
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Randy
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was excellent, from the moment that we met him! He took a lot of notes about "us" and paid attention to detail. All of the details were placed into our wedding ceremony with seriousness and some laughter. Everyone at our wedding commented on how smooth it went. Don't cut corners on your important day, chose "First Officiant" to make your big day, even better!
Matt was excellent, from the moment that we met him! He took a lot of notes about "us" and paid attention to detail. All Read more...
Matt was excellent, from the moment that we met him! He took a lot of notes about "us" and paid attention to detail. All of the details were placed into our wedding ceremony with seriousness and some laughter. Everyone at our wedding commented on how smooth it went. Don't cut corners on your important day, chose "First Officiant" to make your big day, even better! Read less
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bdeane5180
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson did a phenominal job for us. The ceremony he put together was above all our expectations. He made it lighthearted, fun, romantic... essentially all the things we asked of him. Our guests commented that it seemed as though Matt had known us for years, when in truth we had only met once prior to the big day. He is very professional and is simply a great guy and great to work with. We would recommend him to anyone!

Brian & Veronica Deane
Matt Nathanson did a phenominal job for us. The ceremony he put together was above all our expectations. He made it Read more...
Matt Nathanson did a phenominal job for us. The ceremony he put together was above all our expectations. He made it lighthearted, fun, romantic... essentially all the things we asked of him. Our guests commented that it seemed as though Matt had known us for years, when in truth we had only met once prior to the big day. He is very professional and is simply a great guy and great to work with. We would recommend him to anyone!

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Kendall
Wedding:
2/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was the easiest choice out of all the vendors we hired for our wedding. He made everything so easy and stress-free. We absolutely love the way our ceremony turned out and how he fit in all the personal things we emailed him, such as favorite memories and things we love about each other. It was perfect and light hearted just like we wanted it to be. We got so many compliments on how it went! People said it was by far the best ceremony they've seen. They loved how as soon as they would get tears in their eyes, something was said that made them laugh. And that is exactly what we wanted. Thank you Matt for making our wedding a very special, personal and intimate day. I would definitely recommend Matt for any wedding.
Matt was the easiest choice out of all the vendors we hired for our wedding. He made everything so easy and stress-free. Read more...
Matt was the easiest choice out of all the vendors we hired for our wedding. He made everything so easy and stress-free. We absolutely love the way our ceremony turned out and how he fit in all the personal things we emailed him, such as favorite memories and things we love about each other. It was perfect and light hearted just like we wanted it to be. We got so many compliments on how it went! People said it was by far the best ceremony they've seen. They loved how as soon as they would get tears in their eyes, something was said that made them laugh. And that is exactly what we wanted. Thank you Matt for making our wedding a very special, personal and intimate day. I would definitely recommend Matt for any wedding. Read less
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Verunka
Wedding:
2/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was everything we wanted for an officiant. He is a genuinely nice person and is extremely laid back and knows how to make the ceremony about the couple's love. The ceremony was extremely personalized, he asks you questions and incorporates your answers in the ceremony. Everybody thought that he had known us for a long time, he is that good. It was nice having somebody that was young, hip, intelligent and kind at the ceremony, supporting us when we felt nervous and filling our day with so much love. I could not recommend him higher! We planned the wedding long distance, from NYC and only exchanged emails, some phone calls and met once a few days before the wedding AND did not have a rehearsal and it turned out perfectly. If you want to NOT bore your guests and want to have a less traditional approach (he does the traditional as well), then you have go with Matt. He really, made the day special.
Matt was everything we wanted for an officiant. He is a genuinely nice person and is extremely laid back and knows how to Read more...
Matt was everything we wanted for an officiant. He is a genuinely nice person and is extremely laid back and knows how to make the ceremony about the couple's love. The ceremony was extremely personalized, he asks you questions and incorporates your answers in the ceremony. Everybody thought that he had known us for a long time, he is that good. It was nice having somebody that was young, hip, intelligent and kind at the ceremony, supporting us when we felt nervous and filling our day with so much love. I could not recommend him higher! We planned the wedding long distance, from NYC and only exchanged emails, some phone calls and met once a few days before the wedding AND did not have a rehearsal and it turned out perfectly. If you want to NOT bore your guests and want to have a less traditional approach (he does the traditional as well), then you have go with Matt. He really, made the day special. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
2/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt blows all other officiants away!!! He made our ceremony so memorable and personable!!! All my family and friends kept complimenting us, and are still complimenting us on our incredible ceremony. Everyone said that our ceremony was by far the best they have been to and the first one the actually paid attention to. Everyone actually enjoyed listening! Matt really understands the importance of making your ceremony unique to you and is always willing to provide suggestions to help you achieve that. He also adds some surprising twists to the readings that I don’t want to ruin! But no worries there… They are smart, heartfelt, and charming. It will make you both laugh and cry. I wouldn’t change a thing and couldn’t ask for anything better.
Matt blows all other officiants away!!! He made our ceremony so memorable and personable!!! All my family and friends kept Read more...
Matt blows all other officiants away!!! He made our ceremony so memorable and personable!!! All my family and friends kept complimenting us, and are still complimenting us on our incredible ceremony. Everyone said that our ceremony was by far the best they have been to and the first one the actually paid attention to. Everyone actually enjoyed listening! Matt really understands the importance of making your ceremony unique to you and is always willing to provide suggestions to help you achieve that. He also adds some surprising twists to the readings that I don’t want to ruin! But no worries there… They are smart, heartfelt, and charming. It will make you both laugh and cry. I wouldn’t change a thing and couldn’t ask for anything better. Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson was great to work with and convinced all of our guests that we've known him for years! I am more than happy that we chose Matt as he really put the heart into our ceremony... I would highly recommend him as an officiant for anyone's wedding
Matt Nathanson was great to work with and convinced all of our guests that we've known him for years! I am more than happy Read more...
Matt Nathanson was great to work with and convinced all of our guests that we've known him for years! I am more than happy that we chose Matt as he really put the heart into our ceremony... I would highly recommend him as an officiant for anyone's wedding Read less
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Elly
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt is amazing. He learned about us so completely that people thought that we had written the ceremony ourselves. He is amazing.
Matt is amazing. He learned about us so completely that people thought that we had written the ceremony ourselves. He is Read more...
Matt is amazing. He learned about us so completely that people thought that we had written the ceremony ourselves. He is amazing. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt was fantastic. My fiance and I at last opted for a small simple ceremony prior to our vacation (which we turned in to a honeymoon). He and I work in separate states, so we needed to do nearly all of the coordination by phone and email. I contacted Matt and he was incredibly responsive, worked with us via email and phone, and performed a really wonderful ceremony for us and a couple of friends and family. He was extremely flexible, and I was so glad he was able to accomodate our oddball wedding ceremony time choice (a Thursday morning!!). Would highly recommend him to anyone!
Matt was fantastic. My fiance and I at last opted for a small simple ceremony prior to our vacation (which we turned in to Read more...
Matt was fantastic. My fiance and I at last opted for a small simple ceremony prior to our vacation (which we turned in to a honeymoon). He and I work in separate states, so we needed to do nearly all of the coordination by phone and email. I contacted Matt and he was incredibly responsive, worked with us via email and phone, and performed a really wonderful ceremony for us and a couple of friends and family. He was extremely flexible, and I was so glad he was able to accomodate our oddball wedding ceremony time choice (a Thursday morning!!). Would highly recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt is an amazing officiant. We liked him the moment we met him. He is easy to work with and is very organized. He made our ceremony very easy to plan and I never felt stressed. As far as the actual ceremony went, it could not have been more perfect. I liked that Matt adds just the right amount of humor to the ceremony. Our guests were laughing right off the bat. He personalizes your ceremony to fit the couple. The ceremony was so personalized that guests thought he was a friend of ours. Our ceremony was so memorable that guests have still talked about it weeks after the fact. I highly recommend Matt. But book him as early as you can, we got lucky that he was available!
Matt is an amazing officiant. We liked him the moment we met him. He is easy to work with and is very organized. He made Read more...
Matt is an amazing officiant. We liked him the moment we met him. He is easy to work with and is very organized. He made our ceremony very easy to plan and I never felt stressed. As far as the actual ceremony went, it could not have been more perfect. I liked that Matt adds just the right amount of humor to the ceremony. Our guests were laughing right off the bat. He personalizes your ceremony to fit the couple. The ceremony was so personalized that guests thought he was a friend of ours. Our ceremony was so memorable that guests have still talked about it weeks after the fact. I highly recommend Matt. But book him as early as you can, we got lucky that he was available! Read less
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Ferdi
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt couldn't come more highly recommended from us. He was awesome to work with, very organized upon our first meeting, providing us with examples and wording to help us design what kind of ceremony we wanted, and arrived to our wedding early to make sure he was going to do everything exactly the way we envisioned. He personalized our ceremony expertly, telling "our story" to people that may not have known our background as if he had known us for years. There were laughs, there were tears, and many people came up to us and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended. He made it a day to remember and I'll be forever grateful. If you hire Matt, you will be too.
Matt couldn't come more highly recommended from us. He was awesome to work with, very organized upon our first meeting, Read more...
Matt couldn't come more highly recommended from us. He was awesome to work with, very organized upon our first meeting, providing us with examples and wording to help us design what kind of ceremony we wanted, and arrived to our wedding early to make sure he was going to do everything exactly the way we envisioned. He personalized our ceremony expertly, telling "our story" to people that may not have known our background as if he had known us for years. There were laughs, there were tears, and many people came up to us and told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended. He made it a day to remember and I'll be forever grateful. If you hire Matt, you will be too. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I received so many complements on our ceremony. Guests loved the informal way Matt conducted the service. He had my husband and I fill out a questionnaire and incorporated it into the ceremony. It really made the ceremony feel personal. He had us laughing one second and crying the next. It set the perfect tone for the rest of the wedding.
I received so many complements on our ceremony. Guests loved the informal way Matt conducted the service. He had my Read more...
I received so many complements on our ceremony. Guests loved the informal way Matt conducted the service. He had my husband and I fill out a questionnaire and incorporated it into the ceremony. It really made the ceremony feel personal. He had us laughing one second and crying the next. It set the perfect tone for the rest of the wedding. Read less
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Raeanne
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt is amazing, easy to work with, and provides you with all the material to make your ceremony exactly how you want it to be! Great!!!
Matt is amazing, easy to work with, and provides you with all the material to make your ceremony exactly how you want it Read more...
Matt is amazing, easy to work with, and provides you with all the material to make your ceremony exactly how you want it to be! Great!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
2/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson was very easy to work with and I loved (my guests loved too) how he personalized the ceremony like he was an old friend rather than someone we had just met with once. I highly recommend him!
Matt Nathanson was very easy to work with and I loved (my guests loved too) how he personalized the ceremony like he was Read more...
Matt Nathanson was very easy to work with and I loved (my guests loved too) how he personalized the ceremony like he was an old friend rather than someone we had just met with once. I highly recommend him! Read less
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KellyPaul2011
Wedding:
2/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Matt was such an amazing officiant. We could not have asked for more. When we met with him, we knew right away that he was right for our wedding. He is young, easy-going, has a great sense of humor, and is easy to get along with. We did not want a religious ceremony and he was perfectly setup to accommodate that, although he is also willing to go the other way. He provided many examples to choose from for our ceremony and was great about personalizing the wedding to our liking. Matt was very quick to respond and very professional. The day of our wedding, he was there early for the ceremony. He checked in with us both to make sure everything was good to go and performed a great ceremony. We received numerous compliments on his performance. We were so grateful to have met Matt and for him to have fit us into his already busy day!
Matt was such an amazing officiant. We could not have asked for more. When we met with him, we knew right away that he was Read more...
Matt was such an amazing officiant. We could not have asked for more. When we met with him, we knew right away that he was right for our wedding. He is young, easy-going, has a great sense of humor, and is easy to get along with. We did not want a religious ceremony and he was perfectly setup to accommodate that, although he is also willing to go the other way. He provided many examples to choose from for our ceremony and was great about personalizing the wedding to our liking. Matt was very quick to respond and very professional. The day of our wedding, he was there early for the ceremony. He checked in with us both to make sure everything was good to go and performed a great ceremony. We received numerous compliments on his performance. We were so grateful to have met Matt and for him to have fit us into his already busy day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Two words...HIRE Matt!!! He is worth every penny and MORE, I seriously would have paid double! Everyone that attended the wedding said it was by far the best ceremony they had ever been to, not to short, not too long and everyone learned something about me and my husband. Matt does a FANTASTIC job, he gives you variety and gets to know you as individuals, but most importantly as a couple. When we initially met with Matt we knew we wanted to hire him within the first 5 minutes, he is really easy to talk to and really listens to your story and how you picture your wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was unique to me and my husband, I am Christian and my husband is a non-believer, Matt mixed both beliefs in a way that made it extra special but the personal touches were beautiful! You will not be disappointed if you hire Matt, he is WONDERFUL and he will make your wedding ceremony unforgettable!!! Thank you Matt!
Two words...HIRE Matt!!! He is worth every penny and MORE, I seriously would have paid double! Everyone that attended the Read more...
Two words...HIRE Matt!!! He is worth every penny and MORE, I seriously would have paid double! Everyone that attended the wedding said it was by far the best ceremony they had ever been to, not to short, not too long and everyone learned something about me and my husband. Matt does a FANTASTIC job, he gives you variety and gets to know you as individuals, but most importantly as a couple. When we initially met with Matt we knew we wanted to hire him within the first 5 minutes, he is really easy to talk to and really listens to your story and how you picture your wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was unique to me and my husband, I am Christian and my husband is a non-believer, Matt mixed both beliefs in a way that made it extra special but the personal touches were beautiful! You will not be disappointed if you hire Matt, he is WONDERFUL and he will make your wedding ceremony unforgettable!!! Thank you Matt! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt was AWESOME! We wouldn't have changed a thing. Everyone raved about our ceremony and how personal and perfect it was. Matt worked with us even though we lived outside of the US to make our ceremony match our personalities and our relationship. The ceremony was funny, sweet, and just the best! Thanks Matt!
Matt was AWESOME! We wouldn't have changed a thing. Everyone raved about our ceremony and how personal and perfect it was. Read more...
Matt was AWESOME! We wouldn't have changed a thing. Everyone raved about our ceremony and how personal and perfect it was. Matt worked with us even though we lived outside of the US to make our ceremony match our personalities and our relationship. The ceremony was funny, sweet, and just the best! Thanks Matt! Read less
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Elicia
Wedding:
10/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt was tryly amazing. He made our ceremony personal, memorable, and 100% us. Several guests from the wedding asked us how long we had known him. He put so many personal details into the ceremony, we both had a great time, and we owe it all to him. I had a problem with my dress, and had to delay the ceremony for a while. When I finally got down the isle Matt broke the ice, and I could instantly feel the energy lighten. We could never thank him enough for making our day so special.
Matt was tryly amazing. He made our ceremony personal, memorable, and 100% us. Several guests from the wedding asked us Read more...
Matt was tryly amazing. He made our ceremony personal, memorable, and 100% us. Several guests from the wedding asked us how long we had known him. He put so many personal details into the ceremony, we both had a great time, and we owe it all to him. I had a problem with my dress, and had to delay the ceremony for a while. When I finally got down the isle Matt broke the ice, and I could instantly feel the energy lighten. We could never thank him enough for making our day so special. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt was incredible. From the moment we first spoke to him on the phone until we were signing our marriage license he was kind, funny and brought EXACTLY what we were looking for in our service.

It's clear that Matt takes a lot of time to compile a ceremony that is personal. He spends time gathering information and really getting to know you. We found his ceremony to be MORE than we imagined it could be...it's funny, it's endearing, it's a tear-jerker.

We have nothing but praise for Matt. You won't be sorry with what he brings to your wedding.
Matt was incredible. From the moment we first spoke to him on the phone until we were signing our marriage license he was Read more...
Matt was incredible. From the moment we first spoke to him on the phone until we were signing our marriage license he was kind, funny and brought EXACTLY what we were looking for in our service.

It's clear that Matt takes a lot of time to compile a ceremony that is personal. He spends time gathering information and really getting to know you. We found his ceremony to be MORE than we imagined it could be...it's funny, it's endearing, it's a tear-jerker.

We have nothing but praise for Matt. You won't be sorry with what he brings to your wedding. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We were looking for someone that would give us a short and sweet ceremony but at the same time...FUN! Matt provided everything we could have hoped for. He gave us a variety of options to choose from for our ceremony, depending on what style we wanted. We felt comfortable with him from the first time we sat down with him and that continued through the ceremony!
We were looking for someone that would give us a short and sweet ceremony but at the same time...FUN! Matt provided Read more...
We were looking for someone that would give us a short and sweet ceremony but at the same time...FUN! Matt provided everything we could have hoped for. He gave us a variety of options to choose from for our ceremony, depending on what style we wanted. We felt comfortable with him from the first time we sat down with him and that continued through the ceremony! Read less
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mrsort
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt was the BEST, most wonderful, absolutely fantastic, and every other amazing adjective you can use to describe someone, officiant! I would definitely recommend him to any couple I know getting married. He did an amazing job capturing who my husband and I are and how we wanted our ceremony to be! Everyone at the wedding complimented us on our choice of officiant! And they were right to! He helped my husband and I in so many ways! We had no idea what we wanted, or thought we wanted but Matt helped us through all the difficult decisions! The personal touches he adds to the ceremony are priceless and will never be forgotten! He is definitely the BEST person out there and after you meet with him you will too see why he is the most amazing officiant for soon to be brides and grooms!!!!
Matt was the BEST, most wonderful, absolutely fantastic, and every other amazing adjective you can use to describe Read more...
Matt was the BEST, most wonderful, absolutely fantastic, and every other amazing adjective you can use to describe someone, officiant! I would definitely recommend him to any couple I know getting married. He did an amazing job capturing who my husband and I are and how we wanted our ceremony to be! Everyone at the wedding complimented us on our choice of officiant! And they were right to! He helped my husband and I in so many ways! We had no idea what we wanted, or thought we wanted but Matt helped us through all the difficult decisions! The personal touches he adds to the ceremony are priceless and will never be forgotten! He is definitely the BEST person out there and after you meet with him you will too see why he is the most amazing officiant for soon to be brides and grooms!!!! Read less
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megsmarie
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt was excellent- so down to Earth and personable. Our ceremony was a mix of languages, and he helped make it run smoothly and gracefully. This guy is really up for whatever it takes to make each ceremony special and meaningful- we were so blessed to find him!
Matt was excellent- so down to Earth and personable. Our ceremony was a mix of languages, and he helped make it run Read more...
Matt was excellent- so down to Earth and personable. Our ceremony was a mix of languages, and he helped make it run smoothly and gracefully. This guy is really up for whatever it takes to make each ceremony special and meaningful- we were so blessed to find him! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt is worth every penny! I can not stress how wonderful he was! He made constructing our ceremony so easy and it turned out so incredibly brilliant. He gave us the option to write up our own stuff, but because we lack any creativity in that area, he helped us every step of the way. Our ceremony was beautiful, touching, comfortable and personal to us. Although we had just met him a couple months before, people literally thought we'd known him for years, he's that good. Brandon, my husband, was extremely impressed with his services as well. I would strongly strongly recommend him for anyone!
Matt is worth every penny! I can not stress how wonderful he was! He made constructing our ceremony so easy and it turned Read more...
Matt is worth every penny! I can not stress how wonderful he was! He made constructing our ceremony so easy and it turned out so incredibly brilliant. He gave us the option to write up our own stuff, but because we lack any creativity in that area, he helped us every step of the way. Our ceremony was beautiful, touching, comfortable and personal to us. Although we had just met him a couple months before, people literally thought we'd known him for years, he's that good. Brandon, my husband, was extremely impressed with his services as well. I would strongly strongly recommend him for anyone! Read less
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fcondit
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Matt did a wonderful job for our wedding. He is very thorough and organized. He can many formats for the wedding and you can decide what type of wording you would like in your ceremony. He also makes it a point to get to know things about you and uses those things in the ceremony -- sometimes things pleasantly surprise the bride or the groom! Probably the best compliment we could give Matt- one of our guests after the ceremony was asking us how well we knew Matt because he did such a good job at personalizing our ceremony. We would definitely recommend him to anyone. Scott Hoffman
Matt did a wonderful job for our wedding. He is very thorough and organized. He can many formats for the wedding and you Read more...
Matt did a wonderful job for our wedding. He is very thorough and organized. He can many formats for the wedding and you can decide what type of wording you would like in your ceremony. He also makes it a point to get to know things about you and uses those things in the ceremony -- sometimes things pleasantly surprise the bride or the groom! Probably the best compliment we could give Matt- one of our guests after the ceremony was asking us how well we knew Matt because he did such a good job at personalizing our ceremony. We would definitely recommend him to anyone. Scott Hoffman Read less
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Mjirauch
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
From the first moment I spoke to matt on the phone, I knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We clicked immediately.
He was everything that we ever imagined. He personalized every part of the ceremony and had people crying and laughing. People are still talking about how memorable the ceremony was.

Matt, thank you for everything. This is your passion and it is obvious by the way our ceremony was given. Thank you for everything. Especially, thank you for the typed copy of our ceremony. Mike and I plan on framing it next to one of our wedding photos!

I would recommend Matt to anyone and everyone!
From the first moment I spoke to matt on the phone, I knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We clicked immediately. Read more...
From the first moment I spoke to matt on the phone, I knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We clicked immediately.
He was everything that we ever imagined. He personalized every part of the ceremony and had people crying and laughing. People are still talking about how memorable the ceremony was.

Matt, thank you for everything. This is your passion and it is obvious by the way our ceremony was given. Thank you for everything. Especially, thank you for the typed copy of our ceremony. Mike and I plan on framing it next to one of our wedding photos!

I would recommend Matt to anyone and everyone! Read less
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ER
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Matt was the most amazing officiant. He helped us to custom create our ceremony, and everyone that attended said that was the most genuine ceremony they had ever seen. It celebrated our love, and Matt helped us put that into words. He is incredibly professional, and he led our rehearsal and ceremony with grace. He is the kind of person that once you meet, you know that no one else would be better to help you create a personalized, beautiful ceremony. I would recommend him for your ceremony, as he is eloquent, friendly, and cares about your vision and your success as a couple.
Matt was the most amazing officiant. He helped us to custom create our ceremony, and everyone that attended said that was Read more...
Matt was the most amazing officiant. He helped us to custom create our ceremony, and everyone that attended said that was the most genuine ceremony they had ever seen. It celebrated our love, and Matt helped us put that into words. He is incredibly professional, and he led our rehearsal and ceremony with grace. He is the kind of person that once you meet, you know that no one else would be better to help you create a personalized, beautiful ceremony. I would recommend him for your ceremony, as he is eloquent, friendly, and cares about your vision and your success as a couple. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/30/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married by Matt November 30, 2008 at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. Matt was wonderful, everything we could want! He met with us right away and was truley interested in us as a couple, he took the time to listen to our needs and provided us with an amazing ceremony. We felt so comfortable with him as if he had known us for years. Matt thank you for your work, you made my day just that much better.
My husband and I were married by Matt November 30, 2008 at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. Matt was wonderful, everything we Read more...
My husband and I were married by Matt November 30, 2008 at the Orange Tree Golf Resort. Matt was wonderful, everything we could want! He met with us right away and was truley interested in us as a couple, he took the time to listen to our needs and provided us with an amazing ceremony. We felt so comfortable with him as if he had known us for years. Matt thank you for your work, you made my day just that much better. Read less
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Alex Koupal
Wedding:
11/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt Rocks! We had all kinds of family drama to work around and Matt was professional and very accomidating. We wanted a very very short ceremony and he delivered beautifuly. Matt is very responsive to email as well as phone and is on top of his game. He met with us more than 5 times. I forgot to get our Marriage license the day of and Matt didn't make me feel like an idiot. He even meet with me 2 weeks after the wedding to sign the marriage license at no extra charge. Many people at the wedding thought Matt was a personal friend of ours because we were all so relaxed at the ceremony. I would recommend Matt to anyone, religious, non-religous, mixed families etc.
Matt Rocks! We had all kinds of family drama to work around and Matt was professional and very accomidating. We wanted a Read more...
Matt Rocks! We had all kinds of family drama to work around and Matt was professional and very accomidating. We wanted a very very short ceremony and he delivered beautifuly. Matt is very responsive to email as well as phone and is on top of his game. He met with us more than 5 times. I forgot to get our Marriage license the day of and Matt didn't make me feel like an idiot. He even meet with me 2 weeks after the wedding to sign the marriage license at no extra charge. Many people at the wedding thought Matt was a personal friend of ours because we were all so relaxed at the ceremony. I would recommend Matt to anyone, religious, non-religous, mixed families etc. Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Thank you for the sweet letter and the beautifully typed up ceremony. I received it in the mail yesterday and was completely delighted! Lee and I could not have been more happy about our wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful and we got so many compliments about you. You are a top notch officient. I think a lot of that has to do with your kind heart and your professionalism. You definitely have the ability to make people feel at ease and that is priceless (especially when you are planning a wedding from Texas!). I will make sure to send you the link to our photos once we receive them from Elyse. We wish you all the best of luck!!!! Please feel free to use me as a reference anytime, especially if you have a bride from out of state!
Thank you for the sweet letter and the beautifully typed up ceremony. I received it in the mail yesterday and was Read more...
Thank you for the sweet letter and the beautifully typed up ceremony. I received it in the mail yesterday and was completely delighted! Lee and I could not have been more happy about our wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful and we got so many compliments about you. You are a top notch officient. I think a lot of that has to do with your kind heart and your professionalism. You definitely have the ability to make people feel at ease and that is priceless (especially when you are planning a wedding from Texas!). I will make sure to send you the link to our photos once we receive them from Elyse. We wish you all the best of luck!!!! Please feel free to use me as a reference anytime, especially if you have a bride from out of state! Read less
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mkisting
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was wonderful throughout the whole process from initially meeting with us and asking us what we wanted in our ceremony to choosing the right readings, vows etc. to the actual wedding. Matt gave my wife and I exactly what we wanted for a very reasonable price. We did not think our 'ideal ceremony' existed until we met Matt and went over what we wanted. The ceremony lasted about 12-15 minutes, was laid-back, meaningful and fun! Those are all the aspects of our ideal ceremony that we expressed to Matt at our first meeting, and he delivered. Matt was helpful in choosing from his various readings and vows by offering suggestions and ideas while at the same time not being pushy or insistent and ultimately doing exactly what we wanted. We received numerous compliments from our guests about Matt, his ceremony and professionalism. We were very lucky to have found Matt and highly recommend him!

Pam & Mark 9/13/08
Matt was wonderful throughout the whole process from initially meeting with us and asking us what we wanted in our Read more...
Matt was wonderful throughout the whole process from initially meeting with us and asking us what we wanted in our ceremony to choosing the right readings, vows etc. to the actual wedding. Matt gave my wife and I exactly what we wanted for a very reasonable price. We did not think our 'ideal ceremony' existed until we met Matt and went over what we wanted. The ceremony lasted about 12-15 minutes, was laid-back, meaningful and fun! Those are all the aspects of our ideal ceremony that we expressed to Matt at our first meeting, and he delivered. Matt was helpful in choosing from his various readings and vows by offering suggestions and ideas while at the same time not being pushy or insistent and ultimately doing exactly what we wanted. We received numerous compliments from our guests about Matt, his ceremony and professionalism. We were very lucky to have found Matt and highly recommend him!

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tobysgirl
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt is an awesome Officiant! Not only was he professional he also helped with our vows. He had allot of ideas and the best part which I wasn't expecting and was probably my ultimate favorite gift........ he mailed us a written copy of our ceremony on beautiful paper with a beautiful font!!!
I recommend him highly!
Matt is an awesome Officiant! Not only was he professional he also helped with our vows. He had allot of ideas and the Read more...
Matt is an awesome Officiant! Not only was he professional he also helped with our vows. He had allot of ideas and the best part which I wasn't expecting and was probably my ultimate favorite gift........ he mailed us a written copy of our ceremony on beautiful paper with a beautiful font!!!
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Smshly616
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was awesome to work with! He met with us several times to go over what we would like in our ceremony and was always professional and fun. At both the rehearsal and ceremony, our families commented on how nice he was and what a good ceremony it was. Matt is a very laid back, easy-going person which suited us perfectly and it made everyone feel instantly comfortable. We are so glad that we choose Matt to share in the most important day of our lives!
Matt was awesome to work with! He met with us several times to go over what we would like in our ceremony and was always Read more...
Matt was awesome to work with! He met with us several times to go over what we would like in our ceremony and was always professional and fun. At both the rehearsal and ceremony, our families commented on how nice he was and what a good ceremony it was. Matt is a very laid back, easy-going person which suited us perfectly and it made everyone feel instantly comfortable. We are so glad that we choose Matt to share in the most important day of our lives! Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
12/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Matt provided great guidance in developing exactly the ceremony we wanted while still being completely flexible to add in aspects that were important to us. His energy and focus created a ceremony that was even more beautiful and meaningful than we had imagined. There wasn't a dry eye in the place! He is a lovely man with great insight and was really there to realize what would be meaningful to Marry each other. It wasn't about 'him marrying us' but providing the space and rituals for us.
Matt provided great guidance in developing exactly the ceremony we wanted while still being completely flexible to add in Read more...
Matt provided great guidance in developing exactly the ceremony we wanted while still being completely flexible to add in aspects that were important to us. His energy and focus created a ceremony that was even more beautiful and meaningful than we had imagined. There wasn't a dry eye in the place! He is a lovely man with great insight and was really there to realize what would be meaningful to Marry each other. It wasn't about 'him marrying us' but providing the space and rituals for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The wedding was perfect...Matt Nathanson is friendly, easy to talk to, charming, and a handsome man and our ceremony was customed to fit our needs. He gives valuable advice...loved the 5 sec rule. He's the best, he's real and fun. We are glad to have found a friend in you.
The wedding was perfect...Matt Nathanson is friendly, easy to talk to, charming, and a handsome man and our ceremony was Read more...
The wedding was perfect...Matt Nathanson is friendly, easy to talk to, charming, and a handsome man and our ceremony was customed to fit our needs. He gives valuable advice...loved the 5 sec rule. He's the best, he's real and fun. We are glad to have found a friend in you. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was wonderful. Both of our families thought the ceremony was great. They all thought that Matt had known us for awhile. He made us feel comfortable and was very flexible with the minor changes we asked for during the ceremony.

I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant. I knew from our first phone call, that we didn't need to look any further.
Matt was wonderful. Both of our families thought the ceremony was great. They all thought that Matt had known us for Read more...
Matt was wonderful. Both of our families thought the ceremony was great. They all thought that Matt had known us for awhile. He made us feel comfortable and was very flexible with the minor changes we asked for during the ceremony.

I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant. I knew from our first phone call, that we didn't need to look any further. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
4/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Hi Matt - I just wanted to say thank you again for our ceremony. Both RaeAnn and I could not have had a more perfect day. Everyone loved the ceremony and we could not be happier with the way it turned out. Thanks so much!!
Hi Matt - I just wanted to say thank you again for our ceremony. Both RaeAnn and I could not have had a more perfect day. Read more...
Hi Matt - I just wanted to say thank you again for our ceremony. Both RaeAnn and I could not have had a more perfect day. Everyone loved the ceremony and we could not be happier with the way it turned out. Thanks so much!! Read less
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jim
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was our officiant at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, AZ for our wedding on 4/12/08. We held the date about 9 months in advance and he was professional and available any time we needed him for questions, etc.

The ceremony was perfect and several of our guests made comments about how great everything went. We would strongly recommend Matt as an officiant for other weddings. He is also very helpful with ideas for your ceremony, vows, etc.

Very flexible to make your ceremony religious or not(ours was not very religious....)

Strongly recommended, zero complaints. Happy marriage!!

Jim and Erin
Matt was our officiant at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, AZ for our wedding on 4/12/08. We held the date about 9 months Read more...
Matt was our officiant at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, AZ for our wedding on 4/12/08. We held the date about 9 months in advance and he was professional and available any time we needed him for questions, etc.

The ceremony was perfect and several of our guests made comments about how great everything went. We would strongly recommend Matt as an officiant for other weddings. He is also very helpful with ideas for your ceremony, vows, etc.

Very flexible to make your ceremony religious or not(ours was not very religious....)

Strongly recommended, zero complaints. Happy marriage!!

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Andria
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Great guy, highly recommend using him! Easy to work with, very flexible! Many compliments from guests on ceremony!
Great guy, highly recommend using him! Easy to work with, very flexible! Many compliments from guests on ceremony!
Great guy, highly recommend using him! Easy to work with, very flexible! Many compliments from guests on ceremony! Read less
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Finally Mrs.H
Wedding:
3/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was great! Because of him, our wedding ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Matt took the time to meet with us and correspond as much and as often as needed. He helped us create a beautiful, meaningful, and fun ceremony that was unique to us and our family. I highly recommend using Matt Nathanson as your wedding Officiant!
Matt was great! Because of him, our wedding ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Matt took the time to Read more...
Matt was great! Because of him, our wedding ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Matt took the time to meet with us and correspond as much and as often as needed. He helped us create a beautiful, meaningful, and fun ceremony that was unique to us and our family. I highly recommend using Matt Nathanson as your wedding Officiant! Read less
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Michelle E-B
Wedding:
2/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was great to work with. He kept in touch during the process and was very professional. He took surprises in stride and was open to our needs. Many of our guests commented to my mother about how wonderful the ceremony was and what a good job Matt did.
Matt was great to work with. He kept in touch during the process and was very professional. He took surprises in stride Read more...
Matt was great to work with. He kept in touch during the process and was very professional. He took surprises in stride and was open to our needs. Many of our guests commented to my mother about how wonderful the ceremony was and what a good job Matt did. Read less
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tylersmom
Wedding:
2/22/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are of mixed religious affiliations and neither of are active members of a church. We were really looking for a simple ceremony with religious undertones without being churchy or stiff. I found Matt's website after looking all over the web and finally thought we had found what we were looking for. After our first meeting, I was totally at ease with this decision, all of our personalities just clicked and I knew this was who I wanted to marry us. Matt is very easy going and funny. We had a number of ceremonies to chose from with tons of different vows and my husband were able to find a ceremony that would really fit us. Now, no offense to Matt but I really don't remember one word he said during the actual ceremony, that part was a total blur. But I heard later it was great. Thanks Matt. This was really the one no brainer decision.
My husband and I are of mixed religious affiliations and neither of are active members of a church. We were really looking Read more...
My husband and I are of mixed religious affiliations and neither of are active members of a church. We were really looking for a simple ceremony with religious undertones without being churchy or stiff. I found Matt's website after looking all over the web and finally thought we had found what we were looking for. After our first meeting, I was totally at ease with this decision, all of our personalities just clicked and I knew this was who I wanted to marry us. Matt is very easy going and funny. We had a number of ceremonies to chose from with tons of different vows and my husband were able to find a ceremony that would really fit us. Now, no offense to Matt but I really don't remember one word he said during the actual ceremony, that part was a total blur. But I heard later it was great. Thanks Matt. This was really the one no brainer decision. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
2/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt,

I can't tell you how beautiful this experience was. Being that religion is a huge part of my life, I was hesitant that this may not be the right thing. I was so wrong. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. It incorporated all the things that we both love without the pressures of expectations. It truly was a celebration of us and I am so glad we chose you! Thank you and many blessings!

Sincerely,

Veronica Coope ;0)
Matt,

I can't tell you how beautiful this experience was. Being that religion is a huge part of my life, I was Read more...
Matt,

I can't tell you how beautiful this experience was. Being that religion is a huge part of my life, I was hesitant that this may not be the right thing. I was so wrong. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. It incorporated all the things that we both love without the pressures of expectations. It truly was a celebration of us and I am so glad we chose you! Thank you and many blessings!

Sincerely,

Veronica Coope ;0) Read less
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szuperdan
Wedding:
1/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Now that some time has passed we are even more appreciative of Matt's time and attention - thank you Matt.
Now that some time has passed we are even more appreciative of Matt's time and attention - thank you Matt.
Now that some time has passed we are even more appreciative of Matt's time and attention - thank you Matt. Read less
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Katharine
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt was amazing. He met with us beforehand and from that meeting he had a good sense of us and the kind of ceremony we wanted. He's thoughtful and sensitive and wrote a ceremony that reflected just what we felt about each other and our kids. It was easy and not at all awkward. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Matt.
Matt was amazing. He met with us beforehand and from that meeting he had a good sense of us and the kind of ceremony we Read more...
Matt was amazing. He met with us beforehand and from that meeting he had a good sense of us and the kind of ceremony we wanted. He's thoughtful and sensitive and wrote a ceremony that reflected just what we felt about each other and our kids. It was easy and not at all awkward. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Matt. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Adam
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Matt is a very caring, friendly and professional officiant. He exceeded all of our expectations and was very flexible in making last minute changes we had. He made us feel very comfortable before our ceremony that everything would go as planned. I would recommend Matt to anybody who is looking for the perfect officiant!
Matt is a very caring, friendly and professional officiant. He exceeded all of our expectations and was very flexible in Read more...
Matt is a very caring, friendly and professional officiant. He exceeded all of our expectations and was very flexible in making last minute changes we had. He made us feel very comfortable before our ceremony that everything would go as planned. I would recommend Matt to anybody who is looking for the perfect officiant! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Matt was outstanding and our wedding day was perfect. He took the time to get to know us and performed a ceremony specific to us. We live out of state so Matt provided guidance and answers to all of our questions. We opted for an elopement ceremony, no guests, and when our chosen venue fell through the day before our ceremony, we called Matt and he suggested a perfect site that was beautiful, quiet, and an amazing photo op. Our ceremony was beautiful, meaningful, fun and one-of-a-kind. Thanks Matt!!!!
Matt was outstanding and our wedding day was perfect. He took the time to get to know us and performed a ceremony specific Read more...
Matt was outstanding and our wedding day was perfect. He took the time to get to know us and performed a ceremony specific to us. We live out of state so Matt provided guidance and answers to all of our questions. We opted for an elopement ceremony, no guests, and when our chosen venue fell through the day before our ceremony, we called Matt and he suggested a perfect site that was beautiful, quiet, and an amazing photo op. Our ceremony was beautiful, meaningful, fun and one-of-a-kind. Thanks Matt!!!! Read less
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CaseNTJ
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.9/5.0
Amazing!
I had read some reviews on how personable Matt is but it really must be experienced to understand exactly what he contributes to the ceremony.

If you didn't know better you would think - as all of our guests did, that he had known us forever. He is inspirational, uplifting and his delivery is positive and motivational. Everyone wanted to know how I found him...it had to be divine intervention. If you're looking for someone to create a loving atmosphere and channel your ideas; Matt is the man! Truly inspiring for us, and for our guests.
Amazing!
I had read some reviews on how personable Matt is but it really must be experienced to understand exactly Read more...
Amazing!
I had read some reviews on how personable Matt is but it really must be experienced to understand exactly what he contributes to the ceremony.

If you didn't know better you would think - as all of our guests did, that he had known us forever. He is inspirational, uplifting and his delivery is positive and motivational. Everyone wanted to know how I found him...it had to be divine intervention. If you're looking for someone to create a loving atmosphere and channel your ideas; Matt is the man! Truly inspiring for us, and for our guests. Read less
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phanlee
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.9/5.0
we are not a traditional couple and we loved that Matt embraced and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected us as a couple. He has great energy and we both clicked with him the minute we met him. He led a beautiful personalized ceremony and really listened and captured our vision of what we wanted in the ceremony.
we are not a traditional couple and we loved that Matt embraced and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected us Read more...
we are not a traditional couple and we loved that Matt embraced and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected us as a couple. He has great energy and we both clicked with him the minute we met him. He led a beautiful personalized ceremony and really listened and captured our vision of what we wanted in the ceremony. Read less
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MedBishops
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.9/5.0
Matt was great! We loved how flexible and accommodating he was to our needs and wants. We received many compliments from guests! Some people even said that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to.
Matt was great! We loved how flexible and accommodating he was to our needs and wants. We received many compliments from Read more...
Matt was great! We loved how flexible and accommodating he was to our needs and wants. We received many compliments from guests! Some people even said that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.8/5.0
We found Matt online and he got very high reviews so we decided to schedule a meeting with him. After our first meeting I was sold. Matt is very likeable, he’s extremely nice, easy to talk to, very open and laid back. In addition, he’s very organized, which I really appreciated. I wanted to know what was going to be said in our ceremony. It was important to me to know beforehand the order of the ceremony, the vows, etc. Matt has lots of material that he has prepared and can use in the ceremony and he is willing to work with you to get a ceremony exactly like you want it. I had several specific requests and he accommodated every one of them. He allowed us to choose readings that were special to us. Most importantly though, he tailored our ceremony to us. We didn’t want a religious ceremony (although he does those as well). Instead we wanted a ceremony that was about us, unique to us. And he did just that. We had several guests tell us that our ceremony was one of the best they have ever heard. Because it was so unique and personalized to us. Before the ceremony he had us write down 10 things we loved about each other and 5 aspirations for our married life – then he used the things we said and the stories we told about each other throughout the ceremony. So it was special for our guests, and really special for us. I highly recommend him, you will like him and your guests will tell you how special the ceremony was.
We found Matt online and he got very high reviews so we decided to schedule a meeting with him. After our first meeting I Read more...
We found Matt online and he got very high reviews so we decided to schedule a meeting with him. After our first meeting I was sold. Matt is very likeable, he’s extremely nice, easy to talk to, very open and laid back. In addition, he’s very organized, which I really appreciated. I wanted to know what was going to be said in our ceremony. It was important to me to know beforehand the order of the ceremony, the vows, etc. Matt has lots of material that he has prepared and can use in the ceremony and he is willing to work with you to get a ceremony exactly like you want it. I had several specific requests and he accommodated every one of them. He allowed us to choose readings that were special to us. Most importantly though, he tailored our ceremony to us. We didn’t want a religious ceremony (although he does those as well). Instead we wanted a ceremony that was about us, unique to us. And he did just that. We had several guests tell us that our ceremony was one of the best they have ever heard. Because it was so unique and personalized to us. Before the ceremony he had us write down 10 things we loved about each other and 5 aspirations for our married life – then he used the things we said and the stories we told about each other throughout the ceremony. So it was special for our guests, and really special for us. I highly recommend him, you will like him and your guests will tell you how special the ceremony was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/12/2008
4.8/5.0
Matt is very easy to talk to and understands the needs of the couple. He is very professional and is quick to respond to emails and phone calls. My wedding was the perfect day and he helped make that possible.
Matt is very easy to talk to and understands the needs of the couple. He is very professional and is quick to respond to Read more...
Matt is very easy to talk to and understands the needs of the couple. He is very professional and is quick to respond to emails and phone calls. My wedding was the perfect day and he helped make that possible. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
2/23/2008
4.8/5.0
Matt was wonderful to work with. He was very prompt in returning emails and phone calls and very easy to get in contact with. We were very happy with the ceremony and received lots of compliments on it and his delivery of it. I would highly recommend Matt.
Matt was wonderful to work with. He was very prompt in returning emails and phone calls and very easy to get in contact Read more...
Matt was wonderful to work with. He was very prompt in returning emails and phone calls and very easy to get in contact with. We were very happy with the ceremony and received lots of compliments on it and his delivery of it. I would highly recommend Matt. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.6/5.0
Matt delivered a beautiful ceremony, just as we had discussed. I got many compliments from my guests about him and the ceremony.
Matt delivered a beautiful ceremony, just as we had discussed. I got many compliments from my guests about him and the Read more...
Matt delivered a beautiful ceremony, just as we had discussed. I got many compliments from my guests about him and the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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