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A Wedding Expression

Dublin , OH
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Dublin, OH 43016 US (map)

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Throughout this site, I have tried to emphasize my enthusiasm, over 9 years of experience, and the personal attention you can expect from me as the officiant of your wedding. You have... Read more
Throughout this site, I have tried to emphasize my enthusiasm, over 9 years of experience, and the personal attention you can expect from me as the officiant of your wedding. You have entrusted your wedding ceremony to me and my role is to make sure that all the events surrounding this important part of your special day unfold just as we have planned. I truly love working with couples of all ages and those closest to them to ensure, not only that the ceremony is uniquely tailored to them, but that together we create a memorable ceremony that you will treasure for years to come.

In working with couples of all ages, faiths and ethnic backgrounds, I have learned that what they want in a wedding ceremony is as varied as the individuals, themselves. To some, a simple, traditional ceremony conveys the meaning and emotions they wish to express to one another, while others struggle with choosing the perfect words and phrases that will reflect their personal feelings and emotions. Some couples emphasize their desire for a non-religious ceremony, while some want to find ways to incorporate aspects of their individual religious or ethnic heritages into the ceremony. My point is that this is your day, not mine, and the perfect wedding ceremony is defined as one that reflects who the two of you are and what you mean to one another. My commitment to you is to assist and guide you in the search for your perfect wedding ceremony.

I have also learned that creating your perfect ceremony is often not accomplished in one initial consultation. I realize that as the day of the wedding approaches you may change your mind or come up with another idea to incorporate into the ceremony. To me, the planning of your ceremony does not stop until you are walking down the aisle. Last minute changes to your ceremony are never a problem. The primary reason I do not charge any consultations is because I want to encourage, rather than discourage, you to contact me with any questions, ideas or changes you have at any time leading up to the day of your wedding.

Finally, choosing your wedding officiant is a personal decision and I encourage you to meet with prospective officiants before you make your final decision. The willingness of the officiant to listen to what your needs and expectations are for your ceremony is just as important as the experience they bring. It is important that you feel you can work well with the officiant in planning the ceremony and that you are comfortable and have a rapport with the person who will ultimately pronounce you husband and wife.

You have my sincere best wishes as you begin your new life together.

Credentials

I am authorized and licensed by the Secretary of State to solemnize marriages within the state of Ohio. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist

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Jason
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Elayne was amazing. From the minute we met her we knew she was the one for us. She had a great personality and was very professional towards our needs. You can tell by her actions she enjoys what she does. We had wanted something simple and with her suggestions we got something special. Elayne took the time to consult with us on our personalized wedding vows and our ceremony,which we were greatful. I would recommend that if you are looking for an officiant in the Columbus area who is a professional and who you can laugh with,Elayne would be the one.
Elayne was amazing. From the minute we met her we knew she was the one for us. She had a great personality and was very Read more...
Elayne was amazing. From the minute we met her we knew she was the one for us. She had a great personality and was very professional towards our needs. You can tell by her actions she enjoys what she does. We had wanted something simple and with her suggestions we got something special. Elayne took the time to consult with us on our personalized wedding vows and our ceremony,which we were greatful. I would recommend that if you are looking for an officiant in the Columbus area who is a professional and who you can laugh with,Elayne would be the one. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Elayne was great! We simply went with her based on reviews, and she did a wonderful job helping me and my very nervous husband plan out our big day. Elayne has a great personality, and someone who really seems to care about what she is doing. I've recommended her services to many and will continue to do so!
Elayne was great! We simply went with her based on reviews, and she did a wonderful job helping me and my very nervous Read more...
Elayne was great! We simply went with her based on reviews, and she did a wonderful job helping me and my very nervous husband plan out our big day. Elayne has a great personality, and someone who really seems to care about what she is doing. I've recommended her services to many and will continue to do so! Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Elayne was absolutely amazing to work with. She asked us questions and had ideas that we hadn't even thought of ourselves. Her experience really shines through. We meet with two other people and chose Elayne because she knew all the right things to ask and had so much knowledge to offer us. Planing your own wedding is a lot of work and (hopefully it's your first and last time) having someone on your side that has the experience is so very helpful. Beautiful woman inside and out, while we were speaking with her it felt like we'd known her for years. Elayne was very punctual when it came to meeting with her and also for the rehearsal and wedding day as well, she actually beat us to the rehearsal! We read all of the reviews, for both Elayne and the others that we interviewed, and although there are a couple 'not so nice' ones we came to the conclusion that the people writing those just sounded miserable. No one would have made their day a happy one except for their self. Ultimately, if we did this over a hundred more times we would pick Elayne every time. We have wonderful memories with a wonderful officiant who helped shape our wedding into a perfect day!
Elayne was absolutely amazing to work with. She asked us questions and had ideas that we hadn't even thought of ourselves. Read more...
Elayne was absolutely amazing to work with. She asked us questions and had ideas that we hadn't even thought of ourselves. Her experience really shines through. We meet with two other people and chose Elayne because she knew all the right things to ask and had so much knowledge to offer us. Planing your own wedding is a lot of work and (hopefully it's your first and last time) having someone on your side that has the experience is so very helpful. Beautiful woman inside and out, while we were speaking with her it felt like we'd known her for years. Elayne was very punctual when it came to meeting with her and also for the rehearsal and wedding day as well, she actually beat us to the rehearsal! We read all of the reviews, for both Elayne and the others that we interviewed, and although there are a couple 'not so nice' ones we came to the conclusion that the people writing those just sounded miserable. No one would have made their day a happy one except for their self. Ultimately, if we did this over a hundred more times we would pick Elayne every time. We have wonderful memories with a wonderful officiant who helped shape our wedding into a perfect day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married last night and absolutely loved using Elayne. I would recommend her to anyone. She's flexible, professional, and you are going to have so many other things to worry about before your wedding, it is nice to know Elayne is reliable and professional and you won't have to worry about her at all.

I saw there was someone who had a bad experience with Elayne below and understand that everyone has a different experience, but I would suggest Elayne to any friends, family, coworkers, or whoever!
My wife and I got married last night and absolutely loved using Elayne. I would recommend her to anyone. She's flexible, Read more...
My wife and I got married last night and absolutely loved using Elayne. I would recommend her to anyone. She's flexible, professional, and you are going to have so many other things to worry about before your wedding, it is nice to know Elayne is reliable and professional and you won't have to worry about her at all.

I saw there was someone who had a bad experience with Elayne below and understand that everyone has a different experience, but I would suggest Elayne to any friends, family, coworkers, or whoever! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Elayne was so amzing and we are so happy we chose her to officiate on our big day. Even with a broken ankle she was there and ready and able! She listened to everything we needed and was very helpful.
Elayne was so amzing and we are so happy we chose her to officiate on our big day. Even with a broken ankle she was there Read more...
Elayne was so amzing and we are so happy we chose her to officiate on our big day. Even with a broken ankle she was there and ready and able! She listened to everything we needed and was very helpful. Read less
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M
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Elayne is WONDERFUL!!!! I had to plan my wedding from New York, so I did an internet search for an officiant in the Columbus area. After searching a ton of "marry you anywhere" officiant sites, I came across Elayne's website, aweddingexpression.com. What a lovely site! So informative and helpful. I immediately contacted Elayne, who to my surprise, contacted us back in less than 24 hours. Elayne was professional and helpful, even providing suggestions on where to perform the ceremony based on her experiences. Elayne has officiated over 600 matrimonies and it is clear that she loves what she does! Elayne took the time to ask questions about my husband and I; how we met, what we did for a living, where we were looking to live, etc. Elayne also shared her personal stories which I believe formed a lasting friendship between us. Elayne was so wonderful, we asked her to stay for a glass of champagne after the ceremony. I would HIGHLY recommend Elayne to everyone and in reference to the one or two bad reviews that she received on this site... I say: You can't always please everyone. There are people out there that wouldn't be happy if you placed gold on a platter and handed it to them! Bridezillas are bridezillas. If you want a professional, dependable and knowledgeable officiant, Elayne is the best choice.
Elayne is WONDERFUL!!!! I had to plan my wedding from New York, so I did an internet search for an officiant in the Read more...
Elayne is WONDERFUL!!!! I had to plan my wedding from New York, so I did an internet search for an officiant in the Columbus area. After searching a ton of "marry you anywhere" officiant sites, I came across Elayne's website, aweddingexpression.com. What a lovely site! So informative and helpful. I immediately contacted Elayne, who to my surprise, contacted us back in less than 24 hours. Elayne was professional and helpful, even providing suggestions on where to perform the ceremony based on her experiences. Elayne has officiated over 600 matrimonies and it is clear that she loves what she does! Elayne took the time to ask questions about my husband and I; how we met, what we did for a living, where we were looking to live, etc. Elayne also shared her personal stories which I believe formed a lasting friendship between us. Elayne was so wonderful, we asked her to stay for a glass of champagne after the ceremony. I would HIGHLY recommend Elayne to everyone and in reference to the one or two bad reviews that she received on this site... I say: You can't always please everyone. There are people out there that wouldn't be happy if you placed gold on a platter and handed it to them! Bridezillas are bridezillas. If you want a professional, dependable and knowledgeable officiant, Elayne is the best choice. Read less
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KHilling
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Elayne was great in helping to make our day wonderful and met all of our needs and requests for a ceremony they included everything we wanted. She was flexible in the rehersal time when we could not secure a definite time until a few weeks before.
Elayne was great in helping to make our day wonderful and met all of our needs and requests for a ceremony they included Read more...
Elayne was great in helping to make our day wonderful and met all of our needs and requests for a ceremony they included everything we wanted. She was flexible in the rehersal time when we could not secure a definite time until a few weeks before. Read less
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michelle
Wedding:
7/2/2011
1.6/5.0
We chose her after our original wedding officiant got pregnant and was due the same month as our wedding. Through email at first and at our initial meeting went well and she seemed perfect, after that we were majorly disappointed. It started taking her forever to respond to emails. Her website talks about helping build the perfect ceremony and when I asked for help all she sent me was links to her website. When we wrote our ceremony she was quick to offers suggestions on how to change it, but we liked what we'd done. The day of our rehearsal when we went through the ceremony it was if it was the first time she'd read the ceremony. She'd had it for at least a month. The day of the wedding, it was the same thing. Her delivery of the words were stuttered and the flow we'd written didn't come through.

12 days after the wedding I called our county courthouse to see if our wedding license was ready to be picked up and was told they hadn't even received it yet. When I emailed her about it, instead of apologizing or at least giving an explanation on why it was taking so long, she responded with "legally I have 30 days to return it". Obviously this didn't seem very professional to us. She had said at our first meeting that she takes care of sending the license in so we didn't have to worry about anything and since we had an out of town wedding and were leaving on our honeymoon immediately, we liked the sound of this. Too bad we ultimately had to worry about it.

After she had our money it seemed her interest in our wedding disappeared. The only reason I why I gave her any points is because she did technically do what she was hired for: she ran our rehearsal and married us.
We chose her after our original wedding officiant got pregnant and was due the same month as our wedding. Through email at Read more...
We chose her after our original wedding officiant got pregnant and was due the same month as our wedding. Through email at first and at our initial meeting went well and she seemed perfect, after that we were majorly disappointed. It started taking her forever to respond to emails. Her website talks about helping build the perfect ceremony and when I asked for help all she sent me was links to her website. When we wrote our ceremony she was quick to offers suggestions on how to change it, but we liked what we'd done. The day of our rehearsal when we went through the ceremony it was if it was the first time she'd read the ceremony. She'd had it for at least a month. The day of the wedding, it was the same thing. Her delivery of the words were stuttered and the flow we'd written didn't come through.

12 days after the wedding I called our county courthouse to see if our wedding license was ready to be picked up and was told they hadn't even received it yet. When I emailed her about it, instead of apologizing or at least giving an explanation on why it was taking so long, she responded with "legally I have 30 days to return it". Obviously this didn't seem very professional to us. She had said at our first meeting that she takes care of sending the license in so we didn't have to worry about anything and since we had an out of town wedding and were leaving on our honeymoon immediately, we liked the sound of this. Too bad we ultimately had to worry about it.

After she had our money it seemed her interest in our wedding disappeared. The only reason I why I gave her any points is because she did technically do what she was hired for: she ran our rehearsal and married us. Read less
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Norma Angelica
Wedding:
1/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved her professionalism and punctuality.
Since our wedding, Elayne has officiated at least 3 other wedding ceremonies
in our family.
Wouldn't go anywhere else ; )
We loved her professionalism and punctuality.
Since our wedding, Elayne has officiated at least 3 other wedding Read more...
We loved her professionalism and punctuality.
Since our wedding, Elayne has officiated at least 3 other wedding ceremonies
in our family.
Wouldn't go anywhere else ; ) Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/10/2010
3.5/5.0
We picked Elayne because she was highly recommended by our venue. We contacted her easily through her website and she got back with us easily. We met with her twice before the wedding, but I was disappointed in her disinterest in us. She never once asked us how we met, where we worked, or anything. It was all business with her - I do give her kudos for asking the right questions about how our wedding would be done. We heard and read reviews that said what a great personality she had, but we did not really see it. And we ended up writing our entire ceremony because her standard ones just weren't what we were looking for. So that was a disappointment, too, since we paid her to basically read something we spent hours and hours writing. During the ceremony, she stumbled over words and seemed awkward. In reality, she got the job done and that is the most important thing, but in hindsight I wish we had done a little more searching before going with her as our officiant. Finally, the person at the marriage license office mentioned that Elayne's paperwork is typically turned in very late after the wedding. She suggested that we just get the paperwork signed at the wedding and then come to the courthouse ourselves shortly after the wedding to get our real certificates. We did this and got everything taken care of the Monday after our wedding!
We picked Elayne because she was highly recommended by our venue. We contacted her easily through her website and she got Read more...
We picked Elayne because she was highly recommended by our venue. We contacted her easily through her website and she got back with us easily. We met with her twice before the wedding, but I was disappointed in her disinterest in us. She never once asked us how we met, where we worked, or anything. It was all business with her - I do give her kudos for asking the right questions about how our wedding would be done. We heard and read reviews that said what a great personality she had, but we did not really see it. And we ended up writing our entire ceremony because her standard ones just weren't what we were looking for. So that was a disappointment, too, since we paid her to basically read something we spent hours and hours writing. During the ceremony, she stumbled over words and seemed awkward. In reality, she got the job done and that is the most important thing, but in hindsight I wish we had done a little more searching before going with her as our officiant. Finally, the person at the marriage license office mentioned that Elayne's paperwork is typically turned in very late after the wedding. She suggested that we just get the paperwork signed at the wedding and then come to the courthouse ourselves shortly after the wedding to get our real certificates. We did this and got everything taken care of the Monday after our wedding! Read less
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