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1st Officiant

Scottsdale , AZ
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Scottsdale, AZ 85258 US (map)

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480-363-4282

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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.

Please check out my website for a complete listing of services and fees! www.firstofficiant.com Read less
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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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Alyssa
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt was so amazing to work with! The fact that he met with my husband and I and basically "interviewed" us was a huge deal to me. I really wanted to find an officiant who would make our ceremony personal and not a snooze fest! He kept it light and funny and kept our guests interested the whole time! Everyone commented on how they've never seen such a "cool" ceremony before! He really did a good job at working with us to make our ceremony special.
Matt was so amazing to work with! The fact that he met with my husband and I and basically "interviewed" us was a huge Read more...
Matt was so amazing to work with! The fact that he met with my husband and I and basically "interviewed" us was a huge deal to me. I really wanted to find an officiant who would make our ceremony personal and not a snooze fest! He kept it light and funny and kept our guests interested the whole time! Everyone commented on how they've never seen such a "cool" ceremony before! He really did a good job at working with us to make our ceremony special. Read less
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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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Private User
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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