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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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ABOUT US

My ceremonies are totally personalized and unique to you and your relationship. Your guests will not have heard a ceremony like yours!



I’ll provide you with a FUN,... Read more
My ceremonies are totally personalized and unique to you and your relationship. Your guests will not have heard a ceremony like yours!



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 and the best ceremony your guests have been to.

Please check out my website for a complete listing of services and fees, and ceremony samples! www.firstofficiant.com Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AZ, CA

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
11/11/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married last Friday November 11th. It was the best day of our lives. I can say with all honesty that the ceremony was my favorite part of the entire wedding day, and Matt helped us piece together our dream ceremony. He made it so special. We met with Matt a whole year before our wedding day at Starbucks to get to know each other. We chatted with him for almost an hour and just knew that he was the perfect match for us. My husband is Jewish and I am Christian so we wanted someone who could blend both of our faiths into a personalized, fun and energetic ceremony. That is exactly what Matt did. We decided to also hire Matt for premarital counseling and it was the best decision we ever made. When I told my now husband I wanted to do it, he looked at me like I was crazy, but I can truly say that Matt taught us a lot, and made us discuss topics that we may have not discussed otherwise. We learned a lot about each other and even ourselves, and after each session we felt more and more connected.

On the wedding day Matt arrived early and gave us some pointers which was great. He signed our marriage license and took care of mailing it off to make it "official." Matt even recorded our ceremony so we could download and share with family and friends for years to come.

We have received nothing but compliments on how touching, fun, and personal our ceremony was. Thanks to Matt's guidance, our ceremony went off without a hitch! His energy and spirit is contagious. You will not regret hiring him for your big day!
My husband and I were married last Friday November 11th. It was the best day of our lives. I can say with all honesty that Read more...
My husband and I were married last Friday November 11th. It was the best day of our lives. I can say with all honesty that the ceremony was my favorite part of the entire wedding day, and Matt helped us piece together our dream ceremony. He made it so special. We met with Matt a whole year before our wedding day at Starbucks to get to know each other. We chatted with him for almost an hour and just knew that he was the perfect match for us. My husband is Jewish and I am Christian so we wanted someone who could blend both of our faiths into a personalized, fun and energetic ceremony. That is exactly what Matt did. We decided to also hire Matt for premarital counseling and it was the best decision we ever made. When I told my now husband I wanted to do it, he looked at me like I was crazy, but I can truly say that Matt taught us a lot, and made us discuss topics that we may have not discussed otherwise. We learned a lot about each other and even ourselves, and after each session we felt more and more connected.

On the wedding day Matt arrived early and gave us some pointers which was great. He signed our marriage license and took care of mailing it off to make it "official." Matt even recorded our ceremony so we could download and share with family and friends for years to come.

We have received nothing but compliments on how touching, fun, and personal our ceremony was. Thanks to Matt's guidance, our ceremony went off without a hitch! His energy and spirit is contagious. You will not regret hiring him for your big day! Read less
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Sierra
Wedding:
11/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Good thing Matt's not reviewing us because this review is long over due. First off, if you are considering Matt make him your choice. With all the things to choose in a wedding it can feel overwhelming at times. After we first met with Matt we knew we made the right decision on an officiant, but it wasn't until during/after our ceremony we realized just how lucky we were to have found him. Matt, I can guarantee, will tailor the ceremony around you guys and your preferences. Matt has a way of reliving other peoples memories as if he was there or he had known you for years. He does a fantastic job of balancing the emotion of a wedding while still engaging everyone in the crowd.
If you haven't decided on who you want as an officiant definitely sit down with Matt because he is captivating but always keeps the focus on you. If you have chosen Matt rest assure you made the right choice because he truly has a talent.
Good thing Matt's not reviewing us because this review is long over due. First off, if you are considering Matt make him Read more...
Good thing Matt's not reviewing us because this review is long over due. First off, if you are considering Matt make him your choice. With all the things to choose in a wedding it can feel overwhelming at times. After we first met with Matt we knew we made the right decision on an officiant, but it wasn't until during/after our ceremony we realized just how lucky we were to have found him. Matt, I can guarantee, will tailor the ceremony around you guys and your preferences. Matt has a way of reliving other peoples memories as if he was there or he had known you for years. He does a fantastic job of balancing the emotion of a wedding while still engaging everyone in the crowd.
If you haven't decided on who you want as an officiant definitely sit down with Matt because he is captivating but always keeps the focus on you. If you have chosen Matt rest assure you made the right choice because he truly has a talent. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Matt is very responsive and experienced as an officiant. He will walk you through all of the different options to make your ceremony personal and fun. We loved it and our guests loved it.
Matt is very responsive and experienced as an officiant. He will walk you through all of the different options to make Read more...
Matt is very responsive and experienced as an officiant. He will walk you through all of the different options to make your ceremony personal and fun. We loved it and our guests loved it. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring Matt was one of the best wedding decisions I made. He was so professional and was really passionate about his career. After reading all his reviews, I already wrote his check out prior to our meet and greet because I knew he was going to be awesome. After meeting Matt, my Husband and I left all giddy because he asked us about our story and what we loved about each other. Leading up to our wedding, he assigned us with homework that really made our ceremony extremely special and unique to us. Everyone was blown away about it, our family and friends wouldn't stop talking about how wonderful he was. During the planning process, three vendors knew him by name and said so many amazings things about him. Those days of research paid off!
Hiring Matt was one of the best wedding decisions I made. He was so professional and was really passionate about his Read more...
Hiring Matt was one of the best wedding decisions I made. He was so professional and was really passionate about his career. After reading all his reviews, I already wrote his check out prior to our meet and greet because I knew he was going to be awesome. After meeting Matt, my Husband and I left all giddy because he asked us about our story and what we loved about each other. Leading up to our wedding, he assigned us with homework that really made our ceremony extremely special and unique to us. Everyone was blown away about it, our family and friends wouldn't stop talking about how wonderful he was. During the planning process, three vendors knew him by name and said so many amazings things about him. Those days of research paid off! Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Matt Nathanson is a special individual. With less than 45 days before our wedding we found ourselves without an officiant (this was due to an unforeseen event, not lack of planning!). My wife and I were planning our wedding in Scottsdale from clear across the country and started to scramble. We found Matt on the web and feel as if fate stepped in that day and gave us a gift. From our initial conversation with Matt we knew we found the right person. His positive attitude is infectious; you could almost hear his smile over the phone. As he explained the process we would embark on with him we knew that this was a person that has passion for what he does. We spent hours on the phone telling him stories about how we met, the things we love about one another, the idiosyncrasies about each other that make us smile. He created such a beautiful narrative of how we fell in love, but the story was only part of what he created. Matt is a natural story teller, his timing is impeccable. He created such an incredible dynamic during our ceremony, one mixed with warmth and the perfect amount of laughter. He embodied who we are as a couple into words, all while never actually meeting us in person until our wedding day. Our entire day was amazing, but Matt left an indelible mark on us and everyone that attended.
Matt Nathanson is a special individual. With less than 45 days before our wedding we found ourselves without an officiant Read more...
Matt Nathanson is a special individual. With less than 45 days before our wedding we found ourselves without an officiant (this was due to an unforeseen event, not lack of planning!). My wife and I were planning our wedding in Scottsdale from clear across the country and started to scramble. We found Matt on the web and feel as if fate stepped in that day and gave us a gift. From our initial conversation with Matt we knew we found the right person. His positive attitude is infectious; you could almost hear his smile over the phone. As he explained the process we would embark on with him we knew that this was a person that has passion for what he does. We spent hours on the phone telling him stories about how we met, the things we love about one another, the idiosyncrasies about each other that make us smile. He created such a beautiful narrative of how we fell in love, but the story was only part of what he created. Matt is a natural story teller, his timing is impeccable. He created such an incredible dynamic during our ceremony, one mixed with warmth and the perfect amount of laughter. He embodied who we are as a couple into words, all while never actually meeting us in person until our wedding day. Our entire day was amazing, but Matt left an indelible mark on us and everyone that attended. Read less
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Noelle
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I immediately contracted Matt (1st Officiant) to officiate our wedding strictly because of the wonderful job he had done at my sisters 5 years earlier. It was the best decision! Throughout the time of contract and the day of Matt truly gets to know you as a couple and individual person. He genuinely takes time to get to know your relationship and it definitely shows in his work. Most of our guests asked how long he had known us because the ceremony was so personal and so special which was exactly what we wanted. In addition he also sends you an audio of your wedding ceremony which we will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Matt for your work and thank you for marrying us. We along with our family and friends loved every single bit of the ceremony! We will continue to recommend you to family and friends getting married in the future.
My husband and I immediately contracted Matt (1st Officiant) to officiate our wedding strictly because of the wonderful Read more...
My husband and I immediately contracted Matt (1st Officiant) to officiate our wedding strictly because of the wonderful job he had done at my sisters 5 years earlier. It was the best decision! Throughout the time of contract and the day of Matt truly gets to know you as a couple and individual person. He genuinely takes time to get to know your relationship and it definitely shows in his work. Most of our guests asked how long he had known us because the ceremony was so personal and so special which was exactly what we wanted. In addition he also sends you an audio of your wedding ceremony which we will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Matt for your work and thank you for marrying us. We along with our family and friends loved every single bit of the ceremony! We will continue to recommend you to family and friends getting married in the future. Read less
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Sherry
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
We were married on September 24th 2016 by Matt and he did an amazing job! It felt like he was a part of our family. We were married with only our adult children and Matt made us all feel comfort and everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend Matt if you want a truly meaningful wedding ceremony fill with humor, details of your relationship journey shared by the information Matt gathers before hand and his warm heartedness. Thank you Matt for a wonderful day you helped us with.
We were married on September 24th 2016 by Matt and he did an amazing job! It felt like he was a part of our family. We Read more...
We were married on September 24th 2016 by Matt and he did an amazing job! It felt like he was a part of our family. We were married with only our adult children and Matt made us all feel comfort and everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend Matt if you want a truly meaningful wedding ceremony fill with humor, details of your relationship journey shared by the information Matt gathers before hand and his warm heartedness. Thank you Matt for a wonderful day you helped us with. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I had met with a few different officiants at a Bridal Expo about 10 months before the wedding, and though they seemed nice enough, they were just not vibrant enough for me to feel like they would be a good fit to perform our wedding ceremony. Then I contacted the venue that we had selected and asked for recommendations - and they said that Matt came very highly recommended, so we decided to meet with him. That was the best choice I could have ever made! He met with us, got to know us and some of our stories and worked with us to customize the ceremony to our personalities. The ceremony was so detailed to our lives that many of our guests thought that Matt was a long time friend of ours. We got asked over and over who he was and how he knew so much and wove so much of our story through the ceremony. Everyone commented about how engaging, enjoyable and what a great speaker he was. On top of all that, Matt provided a written and recorded copy of the ceremony for us to keep forever. Priceless.
I had met with a few different officiants at a Bridal Expo about 10 months before the wedding, and though they seemed nice Read more...
I had met with a few different officiants at a Bridal Expo about 10 months before the wedding, and though they seemed nice enough, they were just not vibrant enough for me to feel like they would be a good fit to perform our wedding ceremony. Then I contacted the venue that we had selected and asked for recommendations - and they said that Matt came very highly recommended, so we decided to meet with him. That was the best choice I could have ever made! He met with us, got to know us and some of our stories and worked with us to customize the ceremony to our personalities. The ceremony was so detailed to our lives that many of our guests thought that Matt was a long time friend of ours. We got asked over and over who he was and how he knew so much and wove so much of our story through the ceremony. Everyone commented about how engaging, enjoyable and what a great speaker he was. On top of all that, Matt provided a written and recorded copy of the ceremony for us to keep forever. Priceless. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Matt as an officiant! I know he had done large weddings of all different styles, but we had a very small and simple wedding and he hit that out of the park as well! He made everyone feel apart of our love story and truly made us feel at ease. The whole process was easy and smooth! Thank you Matt! It was perfect!
We would highly recommend Matt as an officiant! I know he had done large weddings of all different styles, but we had a Read more...
We would highly recommend Matt as an officiant! I know he had done large weddings of all different styles, but we had a very small and simple wedding and he hit that out of the park as well! He made everyone feel apart of our love story and truly made us feel at ease. The whole process was easy and smooth! Thank you Matt! It was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Matt was fantastic from beginning to end. He was very professional, accommodating, took our personal considerations into the ceremony, and made the entire wedding party feel included and comfortable. Also, he had a great understanding of the wedding process and gave us some very helpful tips for the weekend. Would very highly recommend him to anyone.
Matt was fantastic from beginning to end. He was very professional, accommodating, took our personal considerations into Read more...
Matt was fantastic from beginning to end. He was very professional, accommodating, took our personal considerations into the ceremony, and made the entire wedding party feel included and comfortable. Also, he had a great understanding of the wedding process and gave us some very helpful tips for the weekend. Would very highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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