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A Perfect Ceremony

Portland , OR

LOCATION

18 SE 162nd Ave, Apt 18
Portland, OR US 97233 (map)

PHONE

503-421-3213

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ABOUT US

Rev. Griffen knows more about weddings than anyone!

He has been in "the business" for over 30 years; a formal wear specialist while in seminary, 36 years as a Presbyterian... Read more
Rev. Griffen knows more about weddings than anyone!

He has been in "the business" for over 30 years; a formal wear specialist while in seminary, 36 years as a Presbyterian minister, and 25 years as a wedding photographer.
He is very creative and will accommodate a broad range of ceremony styles and traditions, including those of non-traditional and alternative life-style couples. Based in Portland, Oregon, Rev. Griffen is available through the year, in NW Oregon and SW Washington, to help plan and officiate your wedding ceremony. "Griff" will be pleased to meet with you by appointment at a time and place convenient to you. Call us at 503-421-3213503-421-3213 or EMAIL for an appointment today. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype Credit Free via Skype Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, 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 - Catholic, 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?
Yes. I am comfortable in all venues and locations and pleased to serve in them.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Dark suit, Pulpit robes (black or white), casual attire - what ever is appropriate for the occasion.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am very flexible regarding the ceremony itself. I want my clients and their families to be as comfortable as possible with the style and language. I have a sample non-denominational Protestant ceremony, one based upon Roman Catholic tradition, and a non-religious ceremony to serve beginning places for your changes and additions. While they represent the traditional American wedding structure, you are not bound to it. 
 I am also open to creating a ceremony that follows or blends other forms or traditions, or that is created from scratch.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage it, and am please to help with editing.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have an assortment of readings and other kinds of content to help them design their ceremony, but they are not limited to that list.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically 15 to 20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
If they are old enough to get married, they don't need my permission. I do offer that service for those who want it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I strongly advise that couples have a rehearsal and expect to direct them.
Do you supply a sound system?
Not at this time.

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Kenny & Brianna
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things work..and his sense of humor was very comforting with all the nervousness :) I wouldn't have changed a thing about him and we are honored to of had him for our special day!
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things Read more...
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things work..and his sense of humor was very comforting with all the nervousness :) I wouldn't have changed a thing about him and we are honored to of had him for our special day! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you have great ideas and are more than willing to do anything we asked. You truly wanted it to be our day, and it was! Your coordination at the rehearsal, beginning with such patience over my tardy bridal party, was so helpful. Our guests loved the ceremony, we loved your humor, and feel very fortunate to have found you. Thanks Griff!
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you Read more...
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you have great ideas and are more than willing to do anything we asked. You truly wanted it to be our day, and it was! Your coordination at the rehearsal, beginning with such patience over my tardy bridal party, was so helpful. Our guests loved the ceremony, we loved your humor, and feel very fortunate to have found you. Thanks Griff! Read less
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A Perfect Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Megan! What a wonderful thing to say. Remember that YOU brought the magic that made your day so perfect.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was comfortable and walked us all through the ceremony! He practiced vows with the bride and groom, which was so helpful! As soon as I met him, I knew he was perfect officiant for us! The groom is a marine and didn't not get into town until a few days before the wedding, and Griff was still able to find time to met us before the dress rehearsal. I would recommend Griff to anyone, he truly is the best!!
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was Read more...
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was comfortable and walked us all through the ceremony! He practiced vows with the bride and groom, which was so helpful! As soon as I met him, I knew he was perfect officiant for us! The groom is a marine and didn't not get into town until a few days before the wedding, and Griff was still able to find time to met us before the dress rehearsal. I would recommend Griff to anyone, he truly is the best!! Read less
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Cassia
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony enjoyable and fun. Everyone at the wedding just loved him. We are so happy to have had him be a part of our very special day.
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony Read more...
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony enjoyable and fun. Everyone at the wedding just loved him. We are so happy to have had him be a part of our very special day. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has done so many ceremonies. Everything went perfectly because he gave us great training at the rehearsal, which didn't even take long. He offers a lot of different options, too. We were really happy with the job he did and would definitely recommend his services to anyone planning a wedding.
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has Read more...
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has done so many ceremonies. Everything went perfectly because he gave us great training at the rehearsal, which didn't even take long. He offers a lot of different options, too. We were really happy with the job he did and would definitely recommend his services to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. He was very open to our customizations and truly cared that we were happy with the end product. Griff was very professional and personable throughout the wedding day, even going so far as to step aside during our first kiss making our pictures perfect. Both our wedding planner and our photographer thanked him for being so thoughtful. Griff was a hit!
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. Read more...
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. He was very open to our customizations and truly cared that we were happy with the end product. Griff was very professional and personable throughout the wedding day, even going so far as to step aside during our first kiss making our pictures perfect. Both our wedding planner and our photographer thanked him for being so thoughtful. Griff was a hit! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a beautiful ceremony.

He is a true professional and was very knowledgeable about how to bring our special day to life. He met with us beforehand and let us have a lot of say about what we wanted from our ceremony but also gave us really good advice about what we should do. Griff has done many weddings and knew how to help us create perfect picture opportunities so we could have a lot of great memories. Although we only began working with him a few weeks before our wedding, he was able to tailor our ceremony to fit our needs and exceeded every expectation we had.

Multiple guests mentioned that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever attended. Griff has a great personality and is very easy to work with. We highly recommend him to be your officiant!!
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a Read more...
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a beautiful ceremony.

He is a true professional and was very knowledgeable about how to bring our special day to life. He met with us beforehand and let us have a lot of say about what we wanted from our ceremony but also gave us really good advice about what we should do. Griff has done many weddings and knew how to help us create perfect picture opportunities so we could have a lot of great memories. Although we only began working with him a few weeks before our wedding, he was able to tailor our ceremony to fit our needs and exceeded every expectation we had.

Multiple guests mentioned that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever attended. Griff has a great personality and is very easy to work with. We highly recommend him to be your officiant!! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the vows perfect for our wedding together, and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the Read more...
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the vows perfect for our wedding together, and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Read less
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Ron
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for everything!
Ron & Samantha
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for Read more...
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for everything!
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Aaron
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and experienced. I say this in a business sense, but Griff is a great speaker and presents the entire ceremony as sacred, and fun. Most of all, he takes care of all the little details so you can save your brain, but leaves everything open to how the couple wants it done.

My wife and I found Griff through a mutual reference, but we had the chance to share a handful of dinners and meetings together. I'd recommend that you meet and talk with any potential officiant extensively before choosing one. We are both glad to have Griff join us as husband and wife.
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and Read more...
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and experienced. I say this in a business sense, but Griff is a great speaker and presents the entire ceremony as sacred, and fun. Most of all, he takes care of all the little details so you can save your brain, but leaves everything open to how the couple wants it done.

My wife and I found Griff through a mutual reference, but we had the chance to share a handful of dinners and meetings together. I'd recommend that you meet and talk with any potential officiant extensively before choosing one. We are both glad to have Griff join us as husband and wife. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Great job! Professional & personal, enjoyed working with Griff
Great job! Professional & personal, enjoyed working with Griff
Great job! Professional & personal, enjoyed working with Griff Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our guest kept commenting on how great our officiant was! He kept our ceremony lively and fun. I would absolutely recommend him for a wedding.
Our guest kept commenting on how great our officiant was! He kept our ceremony lively and fun. I would absolutely Read more...
Our guest kept commenting on how great our officiant was! He kept our ceremony lively and fun. I would absolutely recommend him for a wedding. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff was superb. He is an absolute professional, and created a wonderful atmosphere at our ceremony. He has a great speaking voice and put us at ease both at the rehearsal and the ceremony itself. Very highly recommended!!
Griff was superb. He is an absolute professional, and created a wonderful atmosphere at our ceremony. He has a great Read more...
Griff was superb. He is an absolute professional, and created a wonderful atmosphere at our ceremony. He has a great speaking voice and put us at ease both at the rehearsal and the ceremony itself. Very highly recommended!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/28/2013
5.0/5.0
After researching several officiant's online, we received a high recommendation for Rev. Griffen from our day-of coordinator, Creations by Ly.

We set up a meeting with Rev. Griffen at his favorite chocolate/coffee spot (Moonstruck Café). He was very warm and friendly. He made us feel very comfortable and we discussed different aspects of the ceremony and how we envisioned it going.

He was responsive to all questions/inquiries via email. I sent him our selection of readings, blessings, vows, ring exchanges, that we decided upon, and he put the entire ceremony together. He arrived at the rehearsal as scheduled and provided some joking commentary to make everyone feel comfortable and light hearted. He had pre-printed card stock with the readings for my bridesmaids and the vows for my fiancé and I. We did a repeating type of style for the ring exchange.

Rev. Griffen was a joy to work with and we couldn't have been happier with how our ceremony was performed. Thank you for being a part of our special day!
After researching several officiant's online, we received a high recommendation for Rev. Griffen from our day-of Read more...
After researching several officiant's online, we received a high recommendation for Rev. Griffen from our day-of coordinator, Creations by Ly.

We set up a meeting with Rev. Griffen at his favorite chocolate/coffee spot (Moonstruck Café). He was very warm and friendly. He made us feel very comfortable and we discussed different aspects of the ceremony and how we envisioned it going.

He was responsive to all questions/inquiries via email. I sent him our selection of readings, blessings, vows, ring exchanges, that we decided upon, and he put the entire ceremony together. He arrived at the rehearsal as scheduled and provided some joking commentary to make everyone feel comfortable and light hearted. He had pre-printed card stock with the readings for my bridesmaids and the vows for my fiancé and I. We did a repeating type of style for the ring exchange.

Rev. Griffen was a joy to work with and we couldn't have been happier with how our ceremony was performed. Thank you for being a part of our special day! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Griff was absolutely phenomenal! Everyone loved him! He was professional and made all our guests laugh. I was so nervous with excitement but he continued to make me smile and even went over my vows with me right before the ceremony began. I couldn't have asked a better person to marry my husband and I. If you are looking for an officiant please meet with Griff. He will make your wedding the day you've dream of your entire life! He is so full of love and kindness, he's nothing but the best!

-Stacey and Chris
Griff was absolutely phenomenal! Everyone loved him! He was professional and made all our guests laugh. I was so nervous Read more...
Griff was absolutely phenomenal! Everyone loved him! He was professional and made all our guests laugh. I was so nervous with excitement but he continued to make me smile and even went over my vows with me right before the ceremony began. I couldn't have asked a better person to marry my husband and I. If you are looking for an officiant please meet with Griff. He will make your wedding the day you've dream of your entire life! He is so full of love and kindness, he's nothing but the best!

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Yvonne
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Griffen was a true pleasure to work with for our outdoor wedding in August. He was very understanding of the uniqueness of our wedding given the cultural differences and was extremely helpful while we rehearsed the ceremony, making suggestions on timing or things we hand't thought about. He made everyone in the wedding party feel at ease both during the rehearsal and at the ceremony. We loved that he was able to get a feel for the crowd and even add in a little humor during the ceremony - the crowd loved him. It really did feel like we'd know him for years. :-)
Reverend Griffen was a true pleasure to work with for our outdoor wedding in August. He was very understanding of the Read more...
Reverend Griffen was a true pleasure to work with for our outdoor wedding in August. He was very understanding of the uniqueness of our wedding given the cultural differences and was extremely helpful while we rehearsed the ceremony, making suggestions on timing or things we hand't thought about. He made everyone in the wedding party feel at ease both during the rehearsal and at the ceremony. We loved that he was able to get a feel for the crowd and even add in a little humor during the ceremony - the crowd loved him. It really did feel like we'd know him for years. :-) Read less
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Rachel and Mark
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found out our wedding officiant double booked on our date only 5 weeks away from our date. I found Griffen on wedding wire and felt like fate had given us a lucky break. Griffen made everything easy and enjoyable. Our wedding was a blended family ceremony. He guided us through the many options he knew of to include our four girls in the ceremony. He was very flexible in meeting our needs as a family and following our vision, even when I emailed him a brand new script the day before.
My husband and I found out our wedding officiant double booked on our date only 5 weeks away from our date. I found Read more...
My husband and I found out our wedding officiant double booked on our date only 5 weeks away from our date. I found Griffen on wedding wire and felt like fate had given us a lucky break. Griffen made everything easy and enjoyable. Our wedding was a blended family ceremony. He guided us through the many options he knew of to include our four girls in the ceremony. He was very flexible in meeting our needs as a family and following our vision, even when I emailed him a brand new script the day before. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Griff was absolutely the best. He provided a professional and personal Wedding Ceremony that made it very special. The Wedding is all about the two of us but the person that performs the Ceremony is critical.
We highly recommend Griff :)

Thanks, Michael & Anastasiya
Griff was absolutely the best. He provided a professional and personal Wedding Ceremony that made it very special. The Read more...
Griff was absolutely the best. He provided a professional and personal Wedding Ceremony that made it very special. The Wedding is all about the two of us but the person that performs the Ceremony is critical.
We highly recommend Griff :)

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Matthew
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griff was great. He provided us with a great ceremony, was flexible with our changes and provided incite and advice on all of the aspects of the ceremony and wedding. I would 100% recommend his service.
Rev. Griff was great. He provided us with a great ceremony, was flexible with our changes and provided incite and advice Read more...
Rev. Griff was great. He provided us with a great ceremony, was flexible with our changes and provided incite and advice on all of the aspects of the ceremony and wedding. I would 100% recommend his service. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen was great. He was completely flexible regarding our ceremony and was really responsive to all of our questions. His ceremony outline really helped us decide which elements we wanted to be included and which we did not. Everyone told us how much the enjoyed everything about the ceremony (especially the shorter length). Griff really helped us through the entire rehearsal and the wedding day. I would recommend his services.
Rev. Griffen was great. He was completely flexible regarding our ceremony and was really responsive to all of our Read more...
Rev. Griffen was great. He was completely flexible regarding our ceremony and was really responsive to all of our questions. His ceremony outline really helped us decide which elements we wanted to be included and which we did not. Everyone told us how much the enjoyed everything about the ceremony (especially the shorter length). Griff really helped us through the entire rehearsal and the wedding day. I would recommend his services. Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We were looking for someone who would be able to be flexible in our old and new traditions. We were also looking for someone who would be able to give our ceremony a bit of everything, some emotional parts, serious parts, and funny parts we found that Mr. Griffen brought all these things to our ceremony. We really enjoyed having him officiate our ceremony it was the best and he managed to make it so personal. We thank him for that! We got a lot of compliments on him from our guest.
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We were looking for someone who would be able to be flexible in our old and new traditions. We were also looking for someone who would be able to give our ceremony a bit of everything, some emotional parts, serious parts, and funny parts we found that Mr. Griffen brought all these things to our ceremony. We really enjoyed having him officiate our ceremony it was the best and he managed to make it so personal. We thank him for that! We got a lot of compliments on him from our guest. Read less
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Mel
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I have had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer at several weddings Griff has officiated. Nobody I have seen can hold a candle to his skill. Always the presence of professionalism, customizes officiating to his couples needs, always sounds heart-felt and seems to always have his clients best interests in mind. His officiating skills as a minister should be a blue print for other officiants. I cannot give a high enough recommendation --- 10 thumbs UP, way up.
I have had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer at several weddings Griff has officiated. Nobody I have seen can Read more...
I have had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer at several weddings Griff has officiated. Nobody I have seen can hold a candle to his skill. Always the presence of professionalism, customizes officiating to his couples needs, always sounds heart-felt and seems to always have his clients best interests in mind. His officiating skills as a minister should be a blue print for other officiants. I cannot give a high enough recommendation --- 10 thumbs UP, way up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
He was a great officiant, and was helpful in selecting a ceremony that fit our needs.
He was a great officiant, and was helpful in selecting a ceremony that fit our needs.
He was a great officiant, and was helpful in selecting a ceremony that fit our needs. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen did an excellent job serving as our Officiant in 2011. We couldn't recommend him more! From our first meeting he listened to what we wanted out of our ceremony and that is exactly what he delivered. He was thoughtful and offered suggestions when we had questions. He has an incredible presence in front of a crowd and injected the perfect amount of humor to help calm nerves during the ceremony. After the event many of our guests commented that they wished they had someone like him conduct their ceremony when they got married!
Rev. Griffen did an excellent job serving as our Officiant in 2011. We couldn't recommend him more! From our first meeting Read more...
Rev. Griffen did an excellent job serving as our Officiant in 2011. We couldn't recommend him more! From our first meeting he listened to what we wanted out of our ceremony and that is exactly what he delivered. He was thoughtful and offered suggestions when we had questions. He has an incredible presence in front of a crowd and injected the perfect amount of humor to help calm nerves during the ceremony. After the event many of our guests commented that they wished they had someone like him conduct their ceremony when they got married! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Griff is extremely thoughtful and accommodating and helped us come up with the perfect ceremony for our wedding. He added special touches on the day of the wedding that made our ceremony unforgettable. He is professional, fun and trustworthy! Thank you, Griff!
Griff is extremely thoughtful and accommodating and helped us come up with the perfect ceremony for our wedding. He added Read more...
Griff is extremely thoughtful and accommodating and helped us come up with the perfect ceremony for our wedding. He added special touches on the day of the wedding that made our ceremony unforgettable. He is professional, fun and trustworthy! Thank you, Griff! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for being there for us. Your ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. Your sense of humor kept things light in a happy, but stressful time! Thank you for making it an enjoyable day for our families, too!
Thank you so much for being there for us. Your ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. Your sense of humor kept Read more...
Thank you so much for being there for us. Your ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. Your sense of humor kept things light in a happy, but stressful time! Thank you for making it an enjoyable day for our families, too! Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Robert Griffin made our day very special and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional officiant.
Robert Griffin made our day very special and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional officiant.
Robert Griffin made our day very special and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional officiant. Read less
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brandall
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Robert was amazing! From the first time we met with him we knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We wanted something short, sweet and a little humor. Robert did that and more! I could not have asked for a better ceremony.
Robert was amazing! From the first time we met with him we knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We wanted something Read more...
Robert was amazing! From the first time we met with him we knew he would be perfect for our wedding. We wanted something short, sweet and a little humor. Robert did that and more! I could not have asked for a better ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Robert Griffen as the officiant for our wedding. He gave us plenty of freedom to customize our ceremony while at the same time providing useful tips that gave us a framework to start with. He was very professional in appearance and action. He responded to contact both on the phone and via email in a timely manner and was on time and ready for both the rehearsal and the wedding. I would gladly recommend him to a friend and am so happy we chose him for our ceremony. We couldn't have been more pleased with his services.
We were very happy with Robert Griffen as the officiant for our wedding. He gave us plenty of freedom to customize our Read more...
We were very happy with Robert Griffen as the officiant for our wedding. He gave us plenty of freedom to customize our ceremony while at the same time providing useful tips that gave us a framework to start with. He was very professional in appearance and action. He responded to contact both on the phone and via email in a timely manner and was on time and ready for both the rehearsal and the wedding. I would gladly recommend him to a friend and am so happy we chose him for our ceremony. We couldn't have been more pleased with his services. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griff was professional, yet had an excellent sense of humor that helped calm my nerves and lighten the mood. He was both helpful and flexible with the content of the ceremony. Highly recommended!
Rev. Griff was professional, yet had an excellent sense of humor that helped calm my nerves and lighten the mood. He was Read more...
Rev. Griff was professional, yet had an excellent sense of humor that helped calm my nerves and lighten the mood. He was both helpful and flexible with the content of the ceremony. Highly recommended! Read less
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J.J.
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Giffien did an amazing job for us. We wanted a New Year's Eve midnight wedding and he made it happen. He was kind, knowledgeable, creative, and flexible. We would highly recommend him for your ceremony.
Rev. Giffien did an amazing job for us. We wanted a New Year's Eve midnight wedding and he made it happen. He was kind, Read more...
Rev. Giffien did an amazing job for us. We wanted a New Year's Eve midnight wedding and he made it happen. He was kind, knowledgeable, creative, and flexible. We would highly recommend him for your ceremony. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
1/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Griff was amazing, very organized and kept the whole bridal party in good spirits during the ceremony. He likes to add a small amount of humor into the ceremony. My father had passed away about 3 months prior to the wedding, and though it could have been a very sad time for my family he gave recognition to what a special person my dad was to everyone, especially my family and I without bringing down the day. When we met with Griff, we knew instantly he was the officiant for us. He kept us smiling throughout the meeting. I would recommend Griff to anyone.
Griff was amazing, very organized and kept the whole bridal party in good spirits during the ceremony. He likes to add a Read more...
Griff was amazing, very organized and kept the whole bridal party in good spirits during the ceremony. He likes to add a small amount of humor into the ceremony. My father had passed away about 3 months prior to the wedding, and though it could have been a very sad time for my family he gave recognition to what a special person my dad was to everyone, especially my family and I without bringing down the day. When we met with Griff, we knew instantly he was the officiant for us. He kept us smiling throughout the meeting. I would recommend Griff to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Griff was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He has a great humor and an extensive knowledge of weddings that both made our interactions with him very comfortable and easy. He was awesome at leading our rehearsal and very responsive to my emails and questions pre-wedding. We wrote our own vows, used the Cord of Three Strands instead of unity candles or sand, and changed around the bridal party's roles a little bit; Griff worked with all of our customization and made the transitions during our ceremony smooth and elegant. Also, during the ceremony he stepped away at the perfect time so that our first kiss as husband and wife could have pictures without him in the background - thanks to his wealth of knowledge of wedding photography he paid attention to those kinds of details. Griff's helped make our ceremony beautiful and meaningful.
Griff was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He has a great humor and an extensive knowledge of weddings that both Read more...
Griff was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He has a great humor and an extensive knowledge of weddings that both made our interactions with him very comfortable and easy. He was awesome at leading our rehearsal and very responsive to my emails and questions pre-wedding. We wrote our own vows, used the Cord of Three Strands instead of unity candles or sand, and changed around the bridal party's roles a little bit; Griff worked with all of our customization and made the transitions during our ceremony smooth and elegant. Also, during the ceremony he stepped away at the perfect time so that our first kiss as husband and wife could have pictures without him in the background - thanks to his wealth of knowledge of wedding photography he paid attention to those kinds of details. Griff's helped make our ceremony beautiful and meaningful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Very nice man and very helpful. He was a good choice for officiant. very funny and very helpful. he just needs to not make weird comments on the facebook page of one of there friends. other than that he was wonderful.
Very nice man and very helpful. He was a good choice for officiant. very funny and very helpful. he just needs to not make Read more...
Very nice man and very helpful. He was a good choice for officiant. very funny and very helpful. he just needs to not make weird comments on the facebook page of one of there friends. other than that he was wonderful. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/24/2011
4.7/5.0
He was great!! Did everything we asked for and was very easy to keep in contact with!! There was only one probably that during the wedding he pronounced our last name wrong! Which wasnt the biggest deal, but all the same! would have been better to review before hand! But we was a very sweet man who even teared up during our ceremony which made everything so special! would definitely recommend!!
He was great!! Did everything we asked for and was very easy to keep in contact with!! There was only one probably that Read more...
He was great!! Did everything we asked for and was very easy to keep in contact with!! There was only one probably that during the wedding he pronounced our last name wrong! Which wasnt the biggest deal, but all the same! would have been better to review before hand! But we was a very sweet man who even teared up during our ceremony which made everything so special! would definitely recommend!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.7/5.0
Griff was amazing! He was so kind and considerate when helping us create our perfect ceremony. We didn't want too religious of a ceremony, but not completely secular either. He helped us create the perfect wedding. Thank you Griff!
Griff was amazing! He was so kind and considerate when helping us create our perfect ceremony. We didn't want too Read more...
Griff was amazing! He was so kind and considerate when helping us create our perfect ceremony. We didn't want too religious of a ceremony, but not completely secular either. He helped us create the perfect wedding. Thank you Griff! Read less
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karlie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.5/5.0
Griffen did a great job officiating our wedding and helping with rehearsal and making sure everything would go according to plan on our special day! Thank you again Griffen! ~The Jefferys
Griffen did a great job officiating our wedding and helping with rehearsal and making sure everything would go according Read more...
Griffen did a great job officiating our wedding and helping with rehearsal and making sure everything would go according to plan on our special day! Thank you again Griffen! ~The Jefferys Read less
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KATARINA
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.4/5.0
We were very happy with rev, Griffin and would recommend him to anyone.
We were very happy with rev, Griffin and would recommend him to anyone.
We were very happy with rev, Griffin and would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/1/2012
2.2/5.0
I was not very happy with Robert Griffin as our officiant.

At first, things were going very smoothly. We chose our the type of service and he was extremely helpful during our initial consultation. There wasn't much to discuss during the months of planning so we did not speak too often.

The day of the rehearsal went fine..He pulled my husband and I to the side and organized all the details and went through the service with us then he went through the service with our family. He made some jokes that my family thought was a little strange but nothing more. He said he would be thirty minutes early on our weddig date to get our marriage license and prepare.

Our ceremony was supposed to start at 530 and Robert did not show up until 540. My husband was EXTREMELY STRESSED and one of my bridemaid was on the verge of tears thinking Robert forgot about our ceremony. And to top it off, he told us his cell phone was not working but not to worry because he would be there early so there was no way to call him.

When he did arrive he made a comment to my bridal party that was waiting outside to walk down the aisle saying 'looks like you're waiting for someone' and my bridemaide said 'yeah, you!' and he said 'well i had to stop and get a burger'.. First, i don't think that comment was appropriate especially if the ceremony was delayed because of him.

Maybe it was due to traffic or something else but he should have been apologetic and said it was due to a certain issue instead of making a comment such as getting a burger.

i would not reccommend him to any of my friends/family getting married in the future. If you do choose Robert Griffin, make sure you have a way to contact him the day of your wedding.
I was not very happy with Robert Griffin as our officiant.

At first, things were going very smoothly. We chose Read more...
I was not very happy with Robert Griffin as our officiant.

At first, things were going very smoothly. We chose our the type of service and he was extremely helpful during our initial consultation. There wasn't much to discuss during the months of planning so we did not speak too often.

The day of the rehearsal went fine..He pulled my husband and I to the side and organized all the details and went through the service with us then he went through the service with our family. He made some jokes that my family thought was a little strange but nothing more. He said he would be thirty minutes early on our weddig date to get our marriage license and prepare.

Our ceremony was supposed to start at 530 and Robert did not show up until 540. My husband was EXTREMELY STRESSED and one of my bridemaid was on the verge of tears thinking Robert forgot about our ceremony. And to top it off, he told us his cell phone was not working but not to worry because he would be there early so there was no way to call him.

When he did arrive he made a comment to my bridal party that was waiting outside to walk down the aisle saying 'looks like you're waiting for someone' and my bridemaide said 'yeah, you!' and he said 'well i had to stop and get a burger'.. First, i don't think that comment was appropriate especially if the ceremony was delayed because of him.

Maybe it was due to traffic or something else but he should have been apologetic and said it was due to a certain issue instead of making a comment such as getting a burger.

i would not reccommend him to any of my friends/family getting married in the future. If you do choose Robert Griffin, make sure you have a way to contact him the day of your wedding. Read less
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A Perfect Ceremony responded with the following comments:

I was very sorry to be late to this wedding, but it could not have been helped. Because of unusually heavy traffic (due to college football games and an accident with a fatality) I arrived fifteen minutes after the wedding was scheduled to begin. We waited another fifteen minutes after my arrival for late guests, so the total impact on the wedding schedule was zero.

Everyone except me arrived late to the rehearsal (Sarah, the bride was the last to show) because of traffic issues. I assured her that if there were traffic problems on Saturday, I would get to the wedding one way or another, even if late, and not to worry. I advised Sarah at the rehearsal that my phone was not working, so would not be able to call if delayed. (I found out later there was a problem with a recent Verizon software download.)

Some were understandably concerned when I did not arrive as planned. Everyone seemed fine, however, once I arrived. The ceremony was exceptionally beautiful and went perfectly, without a hitch. The bride was absolutely lovely, the groom appropriately emotional, the parents warmly cheerful, and as far as I knew, everyone was happy... until this review.

You can see from the other reviews here and from what other wedding professionals say about me that I do everything in my power to provide superlative service and a perfect ceremony.

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