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A Beautiful Affair Of The Heart

Kinnelon , NJ

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Kinnelon, NJ US 07405 (map)
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ABOUT US

Featured on top wedding shows and recommended extensively, we provide custom-designed wedding ceremonies that joyously celebrate your union, touch your soul and inspire your loved ones.... Read more
Featured on top wedding shows and recommended extensively, we provide custom-designed wedding ceremonies that joyously celebrate your union, touch your soul and inspire your loved ones. Each ceremony is a work of art, beautifully crafted, meticulously personalized and charismatically presented by one of our experienced ministers, officiants and justices of the peace. We honor all religions and faiths and also do secular, civil-type weddings. We do all types of weddings including Christian, Interfaith, Non-Denominational, Spiritual, Religious, Alternative and more. Kindly ask for a Free, Personalized Wedding Ceremony Brochure that comprehensively leads you step-by-step towards the ceremony of your dreams. We are available on short notice and we travel to any location. You will love it! Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Ali
Wedding:
3/10/2014
1.5/5.0
I sent an information request to Rev. Louis for a ceremony in the Memphis area and got back a nice package of ideas. It seemed like the service caters to you having the exact ceremony you want so I called to schedule an officiant. I never got a call back, only an email which I thought was strange, but we had already spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted to do for the ceremony so I contacted the assigned Reverend. We set up a time for me to call him and when I did, he didn't answer and then called me back over two hours later and acted as if I had missed his call. Then when I sent our ceremony choices, he said he had never heard of all these choices that "Reverend Louis" recommends and that he would do his ceremony that we would enjoy as he had much experience as a minister. His ceremony was the opposite of what we wanted, completely traditional and including a candle lighting ceremony, which we specifically said we didn't want. I emailed them both back to say we would be using someone else and it took two days for Rev. Louis to respond and when he did, all he said was " Howard, are you willing to do the ceremonies the way the couple wants in the future?" Very disappointing. Their fees are the highest of anyone I checked out and it was an uncomfortable experience from beginning to end. Glad I was able to find some one else on short notice!
I sent an information request to Rev. Louis for a ceremony in the Memphis area and got back a nice package of ideas. It Read more...
I sent an information request to Rev. Louis for a ceremony in the Memphis area and got back a nice package of ideas. It seemed like the service caters to you having the exact ceremony you want so I called to schedule an officiant. I never got a call back, only an email which I thought was strange, but we had already spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted to do for the ceremony so I contacted the assigned Reverend. We set up a time for me to call him and when I did, he didn't answer and then called me back over two hours later and acted as if I had missed his call. Then when I sent our ceremony choices, he said he had never heard of all these choices that "Reverend Louis" recommends and that he would do his ceremony that we would enjoy as he had much experience as a minister. His ceremony was the opposite of what we wanted, completely traditional and including a candle lighting ceremony, which we specifically said we didn't want. I emailed them both back to say we would be using someone else and it took two days for Rev. Louis to respond and when he did, all he said was " Howard, are you willing to do the ceremonies the way the couple wants in the future?" Very disappointing. Their fees are the highest of anyone I checked out and it was an uncomfortable experience from beginning to end. Glad I was able to find some one else on short notice! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were married on August 10th by Reverend Gerard Friscia. The ceremony was beautiful and all of my guests complimented on the Family Homily. It was a pleasure working with Reverend Friscia and we would recommend him to anyone!
We were married on August 10th by Reverend Gerard Friscia. The ceremony was beautiful and all of my guests complimented on Read more...
We were married on August 10th by Reverend Gerard Friscia. The ceremony was beautiful and all of my guests complimented on the Family Homily. It was a pleasure working with Reverend Friscia and we would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/1/2013
0.0/5.0
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! Booked my wedding and even placed a confirmation call 1 day prior, and minister didn't show! I'm mortified and beyond upset.
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! Booked my wedding and even placed a confirmation call 1 day prior, and minister didn't show! I'm Read more...
DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! Booked my wedding and even placed a confirmation call 1 day prior, and minister didn't show! I'm mortified and beyond upset. Read less
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Benjamin
Wedding:
6/21/2013
0.0/5.0
All time horrible. Do not hire this man. Picture this scenario playing out for you at your wedding. "Rev." Louis calls the morning of to confirm the time and place. It is time for the wedding to begin. Your entire family is there. Your bride's entire family is there. Everyone is from out of town. You're all set and ready to go, but there is no officiant. You call the number Louis called you from that morning, but no answer. You call the two different numbers from the website, but same voicemail messages. You leave messages, keep calling, but nothing. What do you do? That was me last Friday thanks to this fraud. Best part? He still took my $395. I have reported him to the BBB and PayPal is in the dispute process to refund my money. But all of this can be avoided if you choose another officiant.
All time horrible. Do not hire this man. Picture this scenario playing out for you at your wedding. "Rev." Louis calls the Read more...
All time horrible. Do not hire this man. Picture this scenario playing out for you at your wedding. "Rev." Louis calls the morning of to confirm the time and place. It is time for the wedding to begin. Your entire family is there. Your bride's entire family is there. Everyone is from out of town. You're all set and ready to go, but there is no officiant. You call the number Louis called you from that morning, but no answer. You call the two different numbers from the website, but same voicemail messages. You leave messages, keep calling, but nothing. What do you do? That was me last Friday thanks to this fraud. Best part? He still took my $395. I have reported him to the BBB and PayPal is in the dispute process to refund my money. But all of this can be avoided if you choose another officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I found Rev. Gerard Friscia through A Beautiful Affair of the Heart to officiate our wedding. He did such an amazing job!
I found Rev. Gerard Friscia through A Beautiful Affair of the Heart to officiate our wedding. He did such an amazing job!
I found Rev. Gerard Friscia through A Beautiful Affair of the Heart to officiate our wedding. He did such an amazing job! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gerard Friscia was an absolute delight. He performed my wedding ceremony and it was more than what I hoped for. His personality and sense of humor made my guests enjoy every minute. A huge thanks to A Beautiful Affair of The Heart for making my special day that much more special.
Rev. Gerard Friscia was an absolute delight. He performed my wedding ceremony and it was more than what I hoped for. His Read more...
Rev. Gerard Friscia was an absolute delight. He performed my wedding ceremony and it was more than what I hoped for. His personality and sense of humor made my guests enjoy every minute. A huge thanks to A Beautiful Affair of The Heart for making my special day that much more special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.1/5.0
Terrible experience...i was searching for someone to preform our ceremony and came across their website. When i first e-mailed them, they got back to me quickly and sent me ideas for the ceremony. We were assigned a revered that was 2 hours away from where we were having the wedding and an additional 1 1/2 hours from where we live. The reverend did not want to meet with me before the wedding unless I was going to drive the 3 1/2 hours to meet with her, she would not meet me halfway. When i said i was not comfortable with planning the wedding over the phone and e-mails, that i wanted to meet her, she just stopped returning me e-mails! So i e-mailed Rev Louis who set us up with this reverend, and he did not e-mail me back after that either! Complete disappointment and very unprofessional!
Terrible experience...i was searching for someone to preform our ceremony and came across their website. When i first Read more...
Terrible experience...i was searching for someone to preform our ceremony and came across their website. When i first e-mailed them, they got back to me quickly and sent me ideas for the ceremony. We were assigned a revered that was 2 hours away from where we were having the wedding and an additional 1 1/2 hours from where we live. The reverend did not want to meet with me before the wedding unless I was going to drive the 3 1/2 hours to meet with her, she would not meet me halfway. When i said i was not comfortable with planning the wedding over the phone and e-mails, that i wanted to meet her, she just stopped returning me e-mails! So i e-mailed Rev Louis who set us up with this reverend, and he did not e-mail me back after that either! Complete disappointment and very unprofessional! Read less
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rikkid
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I was orginally going to have a good friend marry us but then we decided to ask him to be the best man in our wedding instead. I came across A Beautiful Affair of the Heart via internet. I was assigned the officiant closes to my wedding location. I used the different package options to shape how I wanted our ceremony. My then fiance, now husband, and I also chose to say our own vows after a more official vow option by A Beautiful Affair of the Heart. I paid the officiant to also attend our rehearsal day before the big day. The ceremony went very well and we recieved alot of complements on the content of the ceremony. Our officiant was very professional and a pleasure to work with. His name is Doug Couisineau in Vicksburg MS. He did a wonderful job officiating.
I was orginally going to have a good friend marry us but then we decided to ask him to be the best man in our wedding Read more...
I was orginally going to have a good friend marry us but then we decided to ask him to be the best man in our wedding instead. I came across A Beautiful Affair of the Heart via internet. I was assigned the officiant closes to my wedding location. I used the different package options to shape how I wanted our ceremony. My then fiance, now husband, and I also chose to say our own vows after a more official vow option by A Beautiful Affair of the Heart. I paid the officiant to also attend our rehearsal day before the big day. The ceremony went very well and we recieved alot of complements on the content of the ceremony. Our officiant was very professional and a pleasure to work with. His name is Doug Couisineau in Vicksburg MS. He did a wonderful job officiating. Read less
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snowmogal
Wedding:
5/27/2012
2.3/5.0
The Officiant that we selected for the wedding was very personable. We had one rehearsal two weeks prior to the wedding and sat down with him to go over details of the ceremony. We indicated the importance of including memory candles for my parents who recently passed and honoring them at the beginning of the ceremony. We also indicated we wanted Unity Candles lit. At the beginnning of the ceremony the Officiant totally forgot my husband's name and called him an entirely different name. We had to tell him what his name was during the ceremony. The guests were in a tizzy over that one. The Memory Candle and honoring my parents was entirely left out as well as the Unity Candle part of the ceremony. I was very disappointed, but went on to enjoy the rest of our wedding. I did write the company over a week ago and have had no response. For the price you pay, we expected more.
The Officiant that we selected for the wedding was very personable. We had one rehearsal two weeks prior to the wedding Read more...
The Officiant that we selected for the wedding was very personable. We had one rehearsal two weeks prior to the wedding and sat down with him to go over details of the ceremony. We indicated the importance of including memory candles for my parents who recently passed and honoring them at the beginning of the ceremony. We also indicated we wanted Unity Candles lit. At the beginnning of the ceremony the Officiant totally forgot my husband's name and called him an entirely different name. We had to tell him what his name was during the ceremony. The guests were in a tizzy over that one. The Memory Candle and honoring my parents was entirely left out as well as the Unity Candle part of the ceremony. I was very disappointed, but went on to enjoy the rest of our wedding. I did write the company over a week ago and have had no response. For the price you pay, we expected more. Read less
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Constance
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I enjoyed every minute of it! I would recommend to any one gettingi married
I enjoyed every minute of it! I would recommend to any one gettingi married
I enjoyed every minute of it! I would recommend to any one gettingi married Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We originally met with Rev. Glenn, however he had a family wedding the same weekend as ours and wasnt available. However the quickly found us another officiant....REV PHIL PASSANTINO was amazing! We listened to what we wanted and delivered just that. He was extremely professional. Our guests made several comments on how nice the ceremony was and REV PHIL definitely made that happen. 973-907-0200 for REV PHIL!
VERY VERY REASONABLE PRICE AS WELL!
We originally met with Rev. Glenn, however he had a family wedding the same weekend as ours and wasnt available. However Read more...
We originally met with Rev. Glenn, however he had a family wedding the same weekend as ours and wasnt available. However the quickly found us another officiant....REV PHIL PASSANTINO was amazing! We listened to what we wanted and delivered just that. He was extremely professional. Our guests made several comments on how nice the ceremony was and REV PHIL definitely made that happen. 973-907-0200 for REV PHIL!
VERY VERY REASONABLE PRICE AS WELL! Read less
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erica0521
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Louis was so fantastic and performed an amazingly, beautiful wedding ceremony for my May 21, 2011 wedding. He was professional and prepared but also fun and made our guests laugh and feel at ease. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely a reflection of us and he incorporated everything that we requested. He was also completely understanding when I accidentally left the marriage license at the hotel instead of taking it with me to the wedding site! He assured me that everything would be fine and all I had to do was Fed Ex it to him the next day!

Reverened Louis always replied to my emails within 24 hours and was always courtious when replying.

I would recommend A Beautiful Affair of the Heart to anyone that is looking to have a beautiful wedding ceremony that is prepared with ease and personalization
Reverend Louis was so fantastic and performed an amazingly, beautiful wedding ceremony for my May 21, 2011 wedding. He was Read more...
Reverend Louis was so fantastic and performed an amazingly, beautiful wedding ceremony for my May 21, 2011 wedding. He was professional and prepared but also fun and made our guests laugh and feel at ease. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely a reflection of us and he incorporated everything that we requested. He was also completely understanding when I accidentally left the marriage license at the hotel instead of taking it with me to the wedding site! He assured me that everything would be fine and all I had to do was Fed Ex it to him the next day!

Reverened Louis always replied to my emails within 24 hours and was always courtious when replying.

I would recommend A Beautiful Affair of the Heart to anyone that is looking to have a beautiful wedding ceremony that is prepared with ease and personalization Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Working with A Beautiful Affair of the Heart was a wonderful experience! They provided us with a full booklet of ceremony options we could choose from, and very simple, straightforward contracting requirements. We were matched with Chaplain Jo Otsby. She really delivered a beautiful ceremony and was everything we needed her to be. I am so very happy we went with A Beautiful Affair of the Heart for our ceremony. Highly Recommended!
Working with A Beautiful Affair of the Heart was a wonderful experience! They provided us with a full booklet of ceremony Read more...
Working with A Beautiful Affair of the Heart was a wonderful experience! They provided us with a full booklet of ceremony options we could choose from, and very simple, straightforward contracting requirements. We were matched with Chaplain Jo Otsby. She really delivered a beautiful ceremony and was everything we needed her to be. I am so very happy we went with A Beautiful Affair of the Heart for our ceremony. Highly Recommended! Read less
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RavenBeautie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Chaplain Bob Nuhlman is awesome! He helped us every step of the way and we created a beautiful ceremony
Chaplain Bob Nuhlman is awesome! He helped us every step of the way and we created a beautiful ceremony
Chaplain Bob Nuhlman is awesome! He helped us every step of the way and we created a beautiful ceremony Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart did a lovely job with my wedding. My husband and I really enjoyed Reverend Dave and recommend him highly!

Some of the ratings above are less than perfect just to reflect some confusion associated with the A Beautiful Affair of the Heart framework. For example, I submitted two requests on the company's website and was quoted two different ceremony prices. Ultimately, the company agreed to go with the lower price, but then I later received an e-mail notifying me that I still had an outstanding balance on my account (the difference between the two prices I have been quoted originally). Things were worked out without too much trouble, and I did end up paying the lower price.

Overall, I am happy that we went with "A Beautiful Affair of the Heart" for our wedding.
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart did a lovely job with my wedding. My husband and I really enjoyed Reverend Dave and Read more...
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart did a lovely job with my wedding. My husband and I really enjoyed Reverend Dave and recommend him highly!

Some of the ratings above are less than perfect just to reflect some confusion associated with the A Beautiful Affair of the Heart framework. For example, I submitted two requests on the company's website and was quoted two different ceremony prices. Ultimately, the company agreed to go with the lower price, but then I later received an e-mail notifying me that I still had an outstanding balance on my account (the difference between the two prices I have been quoted originally). Things were worked out without too much trouble, and I did end up paying the lower price.

Overall, I am happy that we went with "A Beautiful Affair of the Heart" for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
BRIDES BEWARE!

I was married two weeks ago and had originally arranged to have an officiant from A Beautiful Affair of the Heart perform the ceremony. But guess what? 4 days before the wedding I get a phone call from the officiant saying he is out of town and will not be back.

I understand that emergencies happen. Not everything in life can be planned for. But this cancellation left me in a bad spot just days before the wedding. And where were the folks at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart? Nowhere.

I never received a phone call or email from anyone offering a replacement or even a sympathetic ear. In fact, doing business with them was bad from the start. I asked about fees and was told one number by the business and another by the officiant. When I asked for a contract, A Beautiful Affair of the Heart told me the officiant would provide one. The officiant told me A Beautiful Affair of the Heart would provide one. When I voiced my concern about the lack of contract and organization with the people at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart I was ignored.

All I heard over and over again from the folks at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart was "You are going to love you wedding."

And I did love my wedding. I had a great time but NOT due to any services provided by A Beautiful Affair of the Heart.

Brides, with so many wedding vendors to pick from, avoid this one. If you decide to move forward anyway, have a backup... you might need it.
BRIDES BEWARE!

I was married two weeks ago and had originally arranged to have an officiant from A Beautiful Read more...
BRIDES BEWARE!

I was married two weeks ago and had originally arranged to have an officiant from A Beautiful Affair of the Heart perform the ceremony. But guess what? 4 days before the wedding I get a phone call from the officiant saying he is out of town and will not be back.

I understand that emergencies happen. Not everything in life can be planned for. But this cancellation left me in a bad spot just days before the wedding. And where were the folks at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart? Nowhere.

I never received a phone call or email from anyone offering a replacement or even a sympathetic ear. In fact, doing business with them was bad from the start. I asked about fees and was told one number by the business and another by the officiant. When I asked for a contract, A Beautiful Affair of the Heart told me the officiant would provide one. The officiant told me A Beautiful Affair of the Heart would provide one. When I voiced my concern about the lack of contract and organization with the people at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart I was ignored.

All I heard over and over again from the folks at A Beautiful Affair of the Heart was "You are going to love you wedding."

And I did love my wedding. I had a great time but NOT due to any services provided by A Beautiful Affair of the Heart.

Brides, with so many wedding vendors to pick from, avoid this one. If you decide to move forward anyway, have a backup... you might need it. Read less
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Not-A-Bridezilla
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.5/5.0
We loved having Bart Purdy as our officiant. He was provided us with an elegant ceremony that I received many compliments on. Right now we are waiting on all the paperwork, etc to get sorted out but I couldn't wait to review him! We really enjoyed having him perform our ceremony and were sorry that we couldn't spend more than 2 seconds with him after wards! My only minor complaint would be that he can be hard to reach by email at times-- but honestly that wasn't a big deal to us seeing that our ceremony turned out to be completely beautiful! Thanks Bart for making our day special!
We loved having Bart Purdy as our officiant. He was provided us with an elegant ceremony that I received many compliments Read more...
We loved having Bart Purdy as our officiant. He was provided us with an elegant ceremony that I received many compliments on. Right now we are waiting on all the paperwork, etc to get sorted out but I couldn't wait to review him! We really enjoyed having him perform our ceremony and were sorry that we couldn't spend more than 2 seconds with him after wards! My only minor complaint would be that he can be hard to reach by email at times-- but honestly that wasn't a big deal to us seeing that our ceremony turned out to be completely beautiful! Thanks Bart for making our day special! Read less
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Dasha622
Wedding:
5/15/2010
3.8/5.0
We were matched with Rev Glenn and he was very nice and very pleasant and a good fit for the type of ceremony we were looking to hold. He dressed appropriately and had our ceremony verbiage copied nicely into a Bible so it did not look unprofessional in any way. The process was a bit distant, but we have no complaints. Rev Glenn was terrific through the rehearsal and the ceremony and very friendly and kind with the families and site staff. It was a little expensive, but for the convenience and ease, it was worth it to us.
We were matched with Rev Glenn and he was very nice and very pleasant and a good fit for the type of ceremony we were Read more...
We were matched with Rev Glenn and he was very nice and very pleasant and a good fit for the type of ceremony we were looking to hold. He dressed appropriately and had our ceremony verbiage copied nicely into a Bible so it did not look unprofessional in any way. The process was a bit distant, but we have no complaints. Rev Glenn was terrific through the rehearsal and the ceremony and very friendly and kind with the families and site staff. It was a little expensive, but for the convenience and ease, it was worth it to us. Read less
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nfcharge99
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was beautiful

Rev Raymond is a pleasure to work with.
The ceremony was beautiful

Rev Raymond is a pleasure to work with.
The ceremony was beautiful

Rev Raymond is a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Karen & Scott Wedding
Wedding:
10/24/2009
3.3/5.0
The way that it is set up is a little bit impersonal, but it required very little effort. Everything about the coordination was great until the day of the wedding. Our wedding was formal even though it was at the beach and the officiant came in informal clothing. I am not sure if that may have been a communication error, but I feel that he should have made sure rather than assume. Then he had the script that we had written out of the ceremony put into plastic cover sheets but they were loose sheets of paper. It would have looked nicer to have them in a binder or something.
The way that it is set up is a little bit impersonal, but it required very little effort. Everything about the Read more...
The way that it is set up is a little bit impersonal, but it required very little effort. Everything about the coordination was great until the day of the wedding. Our wedding was formal even though it was at the beach and the officiant came in informal clothing. I am not sure if that may have been a communication error, but I feel that he should have made sure rather than assume. Then he had the script that we had written out of the ceremony put into plastic cover sheets but they were loose sheets of paper. It would have looked nicer to have them in a binder or something. Read less
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lesean
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Our ceremy was outstanding. All of our guests said how great it was and that it was so up beat and fun!
Our ceremy was outstanding. All of our guests said how great it was and that it was so up beat and fun!
Our ceremy was outstanding. All of our guests said how great it was and that it was so up beat and fun! Read less
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Nadia
Wedding:
10/2/2009
4.7/5.0
A little expensive but totally worth it!
A little expensive but totally worth it!
A little expensive but totally worth it! Read less
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2009bride
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with this vendor. We are Catholic, and wanted a religious ceremony, but for many reasons, we could not, so looked for alternatives and was blown away by A Beautiful Affair of The Heart. Upon first contact, they sent us an entire wedding ceremony packet that had a complete service in writing, and all we had to do was select what parts of the ceremony we wanted. Talk about saving us a boatload of time!! We were able to choose the officiant, and we went with Rev. Gerald Braam, who is a more seasoned professional, which is what we were looking for (we felt uncomfortable having a 20+ year old marry us!) We met, talked and spent a lot of time communicating via email, which was great since we were so time-strapped. He was quick to respond and helpful every step of the way. We wanted two traditions incorporated into our ceremony that he had never performed before (Lasso Ceremony and the Blessing of the Coins), which he immediately researched and learned what to do, presented to us how it would go, and we rehearsed it during the rehearsal. The ceremony went flawless, and we couldn't have been happier with his performance. After the ceremony, he provided us with the book that he used to perform the service, with our wedding ceremony written out as a keepsake for us. Well done- and we highly recommend him!
We were very pleased with this vendor. We are Catholic, and wanted a religious ceremony, but for many reasons, we could Read more...
We were very pleased with this vendor. We are Catholic, and wanted a religious ceremony, but for many reasons, we could not, so looked for alternatives and was blown away by A Beautiful Affair of The Heart. Upon first contact, they sent us an entire wedding ceremony packet that had a complete service in writing, and all we had to do was select what parts of the ceremony we wanted. Talk about saving us a boatload of time!! We were able to choose the officiant, and we went with Rev. Gerald Braam, who is a more seasoned professional, which is what we were looking for (we felt uncomfortable having a 20+ year old marry us!) We met, talked and spent a lot of time communicating via email, which was great since we were so time-strapped. He was quick to respond and helpful every step of the way. We wanted two traditions incorporated into our ceremony that he had never performed before (Lasso Ceremony and the Blessing of the Coins), which he immediately researched and learned what to do, presented to us how it would go, and we rehearsed it during the rehearsal. The ceremony went flawless, and we couldn't have been happier with his performance. After the ceremony, he provided us with the book that he used to perform the service, with our wedding ceremony written out as a keepsake for us. Well done- and we highly recommend him! Read less
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tammilk
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev Larry Hall did our ceremony and he was wonderful! We met last December to get to know more about him and so he could get to know us. He told us our ceremony was all about us and anything we wanted he would do. In the months leading up to the wedding he was always there to answer any questions we had. We put together the ceremony we wanted and he gave us his opinions and ideas to make it perfect. Our wedding day was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful. All of our guests commented on how wonderful Rev Larry Hall was and how beautiful and personalized the ceremony was. I can't wait to watch back the ceremony on video so i can hear it all again.
Rev Larry Hall did our ceremony and he was wonderful! We met last December to get to know more about him and so he could Read more...
Rev Larry Hall did our ceremony and he was wonderful! We met last December to get to know more about him and so he could get to know us. He told us our ceremony was all about us and anything we wanted he would do. In the months leading up to the wedding he was always there to answer any questions we had. We put together the ceremony we wanted and he gave us his opinions and ideas to make it perfect. Our wedding day was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful. All of our guests commented on how wonderful Rev Larry Hall was and how beautiful and personalized the ceremony was. I can't wait to watch back the ceremony on video so i can hear it all again. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We had Richard Perry as our minister. Mr. Perry met with us on a Sunday morning at a half way point (a relaxing Barnes & Noble coffee shop) right on time and conveyed to us that we should make our ceremony as personalized as possible, something we could always look back on and remember. He offered ideas, took notes on our ideas and by the time the meeting was over I was so happy to have him as our minister. He was very prompt with his emails and totally professional.
Mr. Perry wanted to make sure he met with everyone who wasn't at the rehersal (my friend doing the reading and my friend playing the special song I wanted played during the ceremoney on her cd player) so he knew every detail and to see if they had any questions. We did special readings to each other and he provided the pretty white binders with ribbons to match our wedding colors for our ceremony. As this was our second marriage and I was brought up Catholic being matched with Mr. Perry who was also Catholic was also special to me, as well as wearing the minister robes for the ceremony.
The woman who oversees the "Alverine Chapel" in Hudson NH and is also a JP wanted to know who he was as she thought he did a great job.
We had Richard Perry as our minister. Mr. Perry met with us on a Sunday morning at a half way point (a relaxing Barnes & Read more...
We had Richard Perry as our minister. Mr. Perry met with us on a Sunday morning at a half way point (a relaxing Barnes & Noble coffee shop) right on time and conveyed to us that we should make our ceremony as personalized as possible, something we could always look back on and remember. He offered ideas, took notes on our ideas and by the time the meeting was over I was so happy to have him as our minister. He was very prompt with his emails and totally professional.
Mr. Perry wanted to make sure he met with everyone who wasn't at the rehersal (my friend doing the reading and my friend playing the special song I wanted played during the ceremoney on her cd player) so he knew every detail and to see if they had any questions. We did special readings to each other and he provided the pretty white binders with ribbons to match our wedding colors for our ceremony. As this was our second marriage and I was brought up Catholic being matched with Mr. Perry who was also Catholic was also special to me, as well as wearing the minister robes for the ceremony.
The woman who oversees the "Alverine Chapel" in Hudson NH and is also a JP wanted to know who he was as she thought he did a great job. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
2/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev Louis was awesome! He made our ceremony what we wanted it to be. Not too serious, but very special. Our guests thought his energy was very positive and made them feel welcome and happy to be together.
Rev Louis was awesome! He made our ceremony what we wanted it to be. Not too serious, but very special. Our guests thought Read more...
Rev Louis was awesome! He made our ceremony what we wanted it to be. Not too serious, but very special. Our guests thought his energy was very positive and made them feel welcome and happy to be together. Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
12/27/2008
4.0/5.0
A beautiful affair did a great job at setting us up with Rev. Jerry Braam. Rev. Braam was very helpful in helping us pick out what we wanted in a ceremony and helped personalize it to us. He created and performed a beautiful ceremony for us, and I couldn't be happier with how our ceremony went.
A beautiful affair did a great job at setting us up with Rev. Jerry Braam. Rev. Braam was very helpful in helping us pick Read more...
A beautiful affair did a great job at setting us up with Rev. Jerry Braam. Rev. Braam was very helpful in helping us pick out what we wanted in a ceremony and helped personalize it to us. He created and performed a beautiful ceremony for us, and I couldn't be happier with how our ceremony went. Read less
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Kris
Wedding:
10/3/2008
4.5/5.0
Rev Don was great. They sent us a wedding ceremony guide which we were able to alter to make our own. Wedding was beautiful.
Rev Don was great. They sent us a wedding ceremony guide which we were able to alter to make our own. Wedding was Read more...
Rev Don was great. They sent us a wedding ceremony guide which we were able to alter to make our own. Wedding was beautiful. Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
9/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Fantastic job! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and it felt and seemed like we'd known Rev. Louis forever.
Fantastic job! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and it felt and seemed like we'd known Rev. Louis forever.
Fantastic job! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and it felt and seemed like we'd known Rev. Louis forever. Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. Larry Hall did an amazing job. He performed such a beautiful ceremony. He also was able to work well under pressure. The one microphone went out during ceremony and we were also under pressure with releasing doves in time. Our doves had to be released early because they must be released 30 min before sunset... with that in mind, the dove company signaled Larry and the dove release had to be done during our vocolist solo...instead of after the vows as originally planned. Larry was able to keep his cool and make this a seamless change. None of our guests had any idea that this release was out of context.

He did a superb job and I highly recommend Larry Hall!
Rev. Larry Hall did an amazing job. He performed such a beautiful ceremony. He also was able to work well under pressure. Read more...
Rev. Larry Hall did an amazing job. He performed such a beautiful ceremony. He also was able to work well under pressure. The one microphone went out during ceremony and we were also under pressure with releasing doves in time. Our doves had to be released early because they must be released 30 min before sunset... with that in mind, the dove company signaled Larry and the dove release had to be done during our vocolist solo...instead of after the vows as originally planned. Larry was able to keep his cool and make this a seamless change. None of our guests had any idea that this release was out of context.

He did a superb job and I highly recommend Larry Hall! Read less
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ajs0116
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Our reverend was wonderful! In fact we recommended him to a friend of ours, who also chose to use him for her wedding!
Our reverend was wonderful! In fact we recommended him to a friend of ours, who also chose to use him for her wedding!
Our reverend was wonderful! In fact we recommended him to a friend of ours, who also chose to use him for her wedding! Read less
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Nettie2127
Wedding:
5/18/2008
4.4/5.0
We had a lot of trouble finding an officiant that would meet our needs because we were getting married at the reception hall and not a church. However, the Officiant from A Beautiful Affair was wonderful and made our ceremony very personal.
We had a lot of trouble finding an officiant that would meet our needs because we were getting married at the reception Read more...
We had a lot of trouble finding an officiant that would meet our needs because we were getting married at the reception hall and not a church. However, the Officiant from A Beautiful Affair was wonderful and made our ceremony very personal. Read less
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Tira
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was April 12, 2008. Derrick and I were just overwhelmed with joy. The officiant who performed our ceremony was just wonderful, and our family were just raving about how wonderful everything was. If I had to do the ceremony again, I would make sure A Beautiful Affair of the Heart handled the ceremony once again.
Our wedding was April 12, 2008. Derrick and I were just overwhelmed with joy. The officiant who performed our ceremony was Read more...
Our wedding was April 12, 2008. Derrick and I were just overwhelmed with joy. The officiant who performed our ceremony was just wonderful, and our family were just raving about how wonderful everything was. If I had to do the ceremony again, I would make sure A Beautiful Affair of the Heart handled the ceremony once again. Read less
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postergirl513
Wedding:
2/23/2008
4.7/5.0
I contacted this company to look for an officiant. They are wonderful. Whatever your needs are for the ceremony, they can and will meet them. I was looking for a Catholic priest who was willing to officiate a civil ceremony (which can be almost impossible) and I found Father Jim St. George. He was wonderful. He met with my fiance and me and let us decide exactly what would be said. We wrote our entire ceremony ourselves, which will be a great memory. The only negative I had was that the price is pretty high because you have to pay the company as well as the officiant. But you can find any officiant with this company. They're great!
I contacted this company to look for an officiant. They are wonderful. Whatever your needs are for the ceremony, they can Read more...
I contacted this company to look for an officiant. They are wonderful. Whatever your needs are for the ceremony, they can and will meet them. I was looking for a Catholic priest who was willing to officiate a civil ceremony (which can be almost impossible) and I found Father Jim St. George. He was wonderful. He met with my fiance and me and let us decide exactly what would be said. We wrote our entire ceremony ourselves, which will be a great memory. The only negative I had was that the price is pretty high because you have to pay the company as well as the officiant. But you can find any officiant with this company. They're great! Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
12/30/2007
5.0/5.0
We used Rev. Michael Gross out of Kent, WA. He was excellent! He adjusted the ceremony to our needs and desires. He made some great suggestions, one of which was a ceremony thanking the mothers, which was a surprise to them and VERY nice. I received many comments that people thought the ceremony was one of the most beautiful they had attended. Rev. Gross is very professional and I can't say enough good things about him!
We used Rev. Michael Gross out of Kent, WA. He was excellent! He adjusted the ceremony to our needs and desires. He made Read more...
We used Rev. Michael Gross out of Kent, WA. He was excellent! He adjusted the ceremony to our needs and desires. He made some great suggestions, one of which was a ceremony thanking the mothers, which was a surprise to them and VERY nice. I received many comments that people thought the ceremony was one of the most beautiful they had attended. Rev. Gross is very professional and I can't say enough good things about him! Read less
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lizzie
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.6/5.0
We needed an officiant last minute, as ours fell ill a month before the ceremony. So we contacted A Beautiful Affair of the Heart, and they had an officiant who was available in our area on our wedding day. He was very pleasant to work with, and allowed me great flexibility in the actual ceremony - I took some of his recommendations and basically wrote our own ceremony. He was a lovely man, but a little pricey for a 30 minute ceremony, which did not include coming to the rehearsal. That would have cost an extra $90. But, we needed an officiant, and we got one, and he was very nice to work with. No complaints.
We needed an officiant last minute, as ours fell ill a month before the ceremony. So we contacted A Beautiful Affair of Read more...
We needed an officiant last minute, as ours fell ill a month before the ceremony. So we contacted A Beautiful Affair of the Heart, and they had an officiant who was available in our area on our wedding day. He was very pleasant to work with, and allowed me great flexibility in the actual ceremony - I took some of his recommendations and basically wrote our own ceremony. He was a lovely man, but a little pricey for a 30 minute ceremony, which did not include coming to the rehearsal. That would have cost an extra $90. But, we needed an officiant, and we got one, and he was very nice to work with. No complaints. Read less
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amie76
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect. We had Rev. Larry Hall perform our ceremony and he did a fabulous job. He is a sweet, kind man. Everyone was very helpful with helping me organize the perfect ceremony. Me and my now husband do not belong to any church but still wanted some type of religeous feeling added into our ceremony and they helped me convey that. I highly recommend them.
Everything was perfect. We had Rev. Larry Hall perform our ceremony and he did a fabulous job. He is a sweet, kind man. Read more...
Everything was perfect. We had Rev. Larry Hall perform our ceremony and he did a fabulous job. He is a sweet, kind man. Everyone was very helpful with helping me organize the perfect ceremony. Me and my now husband do not belong to any church but still wanted some type of religeous feeling added into our ceremony and they helped me convey that. I highly recommend them. Read less
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Penny
Wedding:
9/1/2007
3.2/5.0
We chose A Beautiful Affair of the Heart because we really liked how many options they had for scripts and we also are not religious and wanted an officiant that would tailor to our wants. We were assigned a reverend named Patty Hart.

Upon our first meeting, Reverend Hart was fantastic. Her personality fit ours perfectly and we had a really great conversation about what we wanted and we all seemed to be on the same page.

After that, it was a little shaky. We requested a copy of the script so that we could look over and approve it, but we didn't get it for quite some time after that request. When we got it, there were mistakes. We sent her the revised version and she started having a bunch of email problems that prevented her from getting them. Finally, her email was back up and running and we sent her the final version. However, when we got to the wedding day, she wasn't using that version. She was using the previous version that she had emailed us originally. Added to that, she forgot to turn her microphone on before the wedding began. As this was an outdoor wedding, no one could hear what she was saying with the exception of my husband and I. We were so glad that our videographer put a microphone on my husband. When our parents watched the wedding video for first time, each one of them commented on the fact that it was the first time they had heard the ceremony and it brought them to tears.

I will say that Reverend Hart is a very sweet and spunky lady. I wouldn't have traded her for another Reverend. I just would have been more anal about my interactions with her. We spent $450 for her services, which is expensive for an officiant, so I expected that I wouldn't have to micro-manage her. That was my mistake. I would still recommend her to a couple if they were looking for an officiant.
We chose A Beautiful Affair of the Heart because we really liked how many options they had for scripts and we also are not Read more...
We chose A Beautiful Affair of the Heart because we really liked how many options they had for scripts and we also are not religious and wanted an officiant that would tailor to our wants. We were assigned a reverend named Patty Hart.

Upon our first meeting, Reverend Hart was fantastic. Her personality fit ours perfectly and we had a really great conversation about what we wanted and we all seemed to be on the same page.

After that, it was a little shaky. We requested a copy of the script so that we could look over and approve it, but we didn't get it for quite some time after that request. When we got it, there were mistakes. We sent her the revised version and she started having a bunch of email problems that prevented her from getting them. Finally, her email was back up and running and we sent her the final version. However, when we got to the wedding day, she wasn't using that version. She was using the previous version that she had emailed us originally. Added to that, she forgot to turn her microphone on before the wedding began. As this was an outdoor wedding, no one could hear what she was saying with the exception of my husband and I. We were so glad that our videographer put a microphone on my husband. When our parents watched the wedding video for first time, each one of them commented on the fact that it was the first time they had heard the ceremony and it brought them to tears.

I will say that Reverend Hart is a very sweet and spunky lady. I wouldn't have traded her for another Reverend. I just would have been more anal about my interactions with her. We spent $450 for her services, which is expensive for an officiant, so I expected that I wouldn't have to micro-manage her. That was my mistake. I would still recommend her to a couple if they were looking for an officiant. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
Absolutely super fast response, several people contacted us even though our request was for very short notice, and we were absolutely thrilled with the officiant. They were even able to provide someone who was bilingual (English/Spanish).
Absolutely super fast response, several people contacted us even though our request was for very short notice, and we were Read more...
Absolutely super fast response, several people contacted us even though our request was for very short notice, and we were absolutely thrilled with the officiant. They were even able to provide someone who was bilingual (English/Spanish). Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
8/11/2007
3.9/5.0
Our Rev. was amazing and delivered a beautiful service. He was very responsive to our wishes and we could not have asked for a better service!! Our guests really liked him too.
Our Rev. was amazing and delivered a beautiful service. He was very responsive to our wishes and we could not have asked Read more...
Our Rev. was amazing and delivered a beautiful service. He was very responsive to our wishes and we could not have asked for a better service!! Our guests really liked him too. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
3/24/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with our Reverend was so wonderful. He was respectful of our wishes and delivered a wonderful service.
Working with our Reverend was so wonderful. He was respectful of our wishes and delivered a wonderful service.
Working with our Reverend was so wonderful. He was respectful of our wishes and delivered a wonderful service. Read less
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wildflowertsw
Wedding:
7/28/2006
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are not religious people, so it was difficult for us to find an officiant. We were recommended to Reverand Louis from A Beautiful Affair of the Heart by a co-worker. As soon as we checked out his website, we were intrigued. Upon meeting him, we were quite pleased and knew he was the perfect person to perform our wedding. We were given full reign over our ceremony, music choices, readings, and knew we could count on Rev. Louis to perform the ceremony to our specifications. We would highly recommend him!
My husband and I are not religious people, so it was difficult for us to find an officiant. We were recommended to Read more...
My husband and I are not religious people, so it was difficult for us to find an officiant. We were recommended to Reverand Louis from A Beautiful Affair of the Heart by a co-worker. As soon as we checked out his website, we were intrigued. Upon meeting him, we were quite pleased and knew he was the perfect person to perform our wedding. We were given full reign over our ceremony, music choices, readings, and knew we could count on Rev. Louis to perform the ceremony to our specifications. We would highly recommend him! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phil did a great job. All of our guests commented on how friendly he was and how perfect (and short!) the ceremony was!
Reverend Phil did a great job. All of our guests commented on how friendly he was and how perfect (and short!) the Read more...
Reverend Phil did a great job. All of our guests commented on how friendly he was and how perfect (and short!) the ceremony was! Read less
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