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Alternative Wedding Services

Allen , TX
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Allen, TX US 75002 (map)

PHONE

469-667-9570

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ABOUT US

Rev. Ari and Rev. Khrymsun are non-denominational/interfaith officiants providing customized wedding ceremonies that reflect the couple’s personalities and beliefs. Their specialty is... Read more
Rev. Ari and Rev. Khrymsun are non-denominational/interfaith officiants providing customized wedding ceremonies that reflect the couple’s personalities and beliefs. Their specialty is combining cultural and/or faith traditions as well as incorporating unique and distinctive ritual elements to create a truly personalized and meaningful ceremony. If you think you can’t have the wedding ceremony of your dreams, whether you are looking for a more traditional service, or one that is "outside of the box", come to Alternative Wedding Services. Dare to have, Your Wedding Your Way. Flexible, open-minded and affordable.



Ceremony types include:

Traditional (Denominational or Non-denominational)

Non-traditional (Progressive, New Age, Spiritual, Native American, Humanist, etc.)

Multi-cultural/Inter-faith/Inter-racial

Engagement Ceremonies (Betrothals)

Handfastings

Medieval/Renaissance

Commitment Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies

Elopements



Other services include vow renewals, mother (pregnancy) blessings, baby blessings/namings, memorial services, and house blessings. 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 - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
It's our specialty!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Usually we wear a black or dark suit or dress.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Again, our specialty! We want couples to have a ceremony that reflects who they are and what they believe and include only those elements that are important or meaningful to them.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course! We can help...or not.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
We have many ceremony elements to help the couple if they need it. However, they are always free to include their own words, readings and/or elements.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typical ceremonies can run 10 to 30 minutes. It really depends on the elements the couple chooses.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
We do NOT require it. We do, however, offer it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Of course. We are often an integral part of the rehearsal.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, we have our own pa system.

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Joyce
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Arianna Gray was the officiant for our daughter's wedding on June 20th. We had an international contingent and Ari was there to walk them through the rehearsal the evening before. She scored some serious points before the ceremony when she helped steam some wrinkles out of my dress; her willingness to jump in wherever needed was something I hadn't expected! The ceremony was magnificent, and that was largely in part to Ari's clear voice, calm demeanor and genuine happiness to see the bride and groom married. I highly recommend Ari for any type of ceremony, as she has great options and ideas and can clearly meet individual needs. Thanks, Ari!!!
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Heather
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Ari was so much fun to work with. She was so flexible with us, conferencing via Skype while we were living in Hawaii. She has SO MANY great ceremony plans and suggestions! My wife and I spent half a day combing through her very organized options to pick and choose what was best for us. She was so helpful in making it a very special and intimate ceremony. She knows a LOT about weddings and rituals! She is eager to help you fit in whatever you want into your ceremony! We were grateful for all her knowledge about Hawaiian customs, and we loved the lei exchange she included in our ceremony. I’ve had so many people tell me that it was the most special ceremony they had ever been to. We highly, highly recommend her!
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Kate
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We decided to get married in a matter of days. We already had the marriage licence and in just 2 days Rev. Khrysmsun Parker helped us put together a great small ceremony. The wedding was held just before our Thanksgiving meal and was a big surprise to all of our friends (the kids knew before hand). The ceremony performed was word perfect and it felt tailored to our feelings. Rev. Parker had sent us 3 samples and we crafted one to our needs. Rev. Parker is charming and was the perfect wedding officiant. We recommend her highly.
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Stevie Jean
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Me & my husband decided to elope, due to unforeseen circumstances. We needed an officiant asap and we found Alternative Wedding Services. Rev. Khrymsun was our officiant. She's had no problem with the fact that I am an atheist and my husband is agnostic.
She's sweet, funny, organized, punctual, made us feel at easy and took care of all the details. We did a civil/hand-fasting ceremony and it was just lovely.
Next year on our one-year anniversary, we are having a vow renewal ceremony & reception for family & friends. Rev. Khrymsun will officiate for us again!
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Ann Marie
Wedding:
4/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Ari Gray made our wedding evening beyond special. We got married on roller skates and she wanted to be a part of it and put on some skates herself! She kept us focused during the most important vows you're crying through and organized everyone to participate in the roller skate ceremony. Her presence with us on our special day made us feel comfortable and confident in her business. She is relaxed, and highly professional. I gave her 5 Stars, would've been more if the scale would go higher!
Thank you Ari & blessings to you. Thank you & Aloha :). Ann Marie & Justin Nelson
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Khrymsun Parker from alternative wedding services was a pleasure to have and a fantastic officiant! She helped my husband and I create the perfect wedding ceremony that encompassed all the elements we desired. She allowed us to be creative and incorporate as much (or as little) as we wanted and we had the perfect ceremony!! Rev. Khrymsun is knowledgable and open to all wedding traditions and was very easy to work with. She was on time and organized for the wedding. She also took care of our marriage licenses and mailed them promptly and gave us a tracking number so we would be aware of it's location. Would definately recommend her for anyone looking for a unique and customized wedding (or even if you want a traditional ceremony)
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Emma
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari Gray at Alternative Wedding Services (www.altweddingservices.com) was the officiant at my wedding, and she was wonderful! She was able to meet with me a few weeks before the wedding, and we discussed what my fiance and I desired in the ceremony - we aren't religious, and she was happy to help me plan out a non religious ceremony that was very heartfelt, personal and meaningful to us. She helped us build the ceremony, and met with us early to go over everything on the morning of the ceremony. The ceremony went perfectly, and everyone said it was the best wedding ceremony they'd ever heard - that it felt so real.

I would absolutely recommend Alternative Wedding Services if you're looking for an officiant who cares about you, your fiance and your ceremony, especially if you're looking for something "out of the box" - unusual, non-religious, or spiritual. They are great!
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Chris and Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Ari was incredible. She provided us with several ceremonies that we could mix and match with. We were able to create our own special day completely! Well, with her amazing words :). Ari was very responsive throughout the process and did a great job preparing us during the rehearsal and with any questions we had along the way. There is no doubt we would recommend her. The ceremony was beautiful, well thought out, and Ari was a big part in that success. A truly wonderful experience. Thank you Ari.
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Ari was perfect for our recent wedding. She was really knowledgable about all the various wedding traditions and their history and she was really flexible in how we could arrange the ceremony. From the rehearsal to the actual ceremony everything went really smoothly. I would definitely recommend her!
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Rachael and Vince
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Khrymsun Parker, D.D was awesome. The first time we met with her we knew she would do an excellent job. She is so organized and on top of things. She was truly a joy to work with. We had a last minute change in our ceremony and it went very smoothly. She was so wonderful. I would highly recommend you give her a call if you are looking for someone to officiate at your wedding.
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Keri
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ari is fantastic! She is very knowledgeable about all kinds of wedding traditions, and helped us incorporate some of our Irish heritage into the ceremony. She has lots of suggestions on how to make the ceremony flow well. She was able to provide lots of sample ceremonies for us to pull from to put together something that matched our own tastes. When we couldn't find just the right opening for our ceremony, she provided a bunch of other samples to look through. She was also able to work in other things we had found on the internet, and put all our disjointed ideas together into a beautiful ceremony. Everything transitioned well and you would never know that we had pulled from so many sources. She did everything we wanted just the way we wanted it. A++, highly recommend!
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Emilie
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Rev. Gray of Alternative Wedding Services for our wedding this past Friday and we were extremely happy with her help and services. We originally planned not to have a ceremony, as were not going for a traditional wedding but decided to meet with Rev. Gray when we happened upon her website just to hear what she had to offer. She changed our minds instantly. She had great ideas and information and clearly showed a passion for the historical and cultural implications of wedding ceremonies. With her help, we shortly went from no ceremony to having the perfect ceremony that felt like it was written just for us. Four days after the wedding, I look back and think about how my hair wasn't just right or something didn't go exactly how I wanted it to but I can say that the ceremony was absolutely beautiful (without being overly cheesy) and it became the focal point in my mind to an amazing evening of love and community. Whether you are looking for a traditional ceremony or like us, are looking for something spiritual and meaningful yet non-religious, look no further. Rev. Gray is your answer!
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Ms. Arianna Gray as our officiant for our big day and she was wonderful! Even from the consultation, she was extremely knowledgable in all types of ceremonies and made some great recommendations that we ended up using in ours that I would not have otherwise known about! She was outgoing and personable, quick to respond to any questions and very helpful in the process of creating our ceremony and writing our own vows. Nothing was cut and dry with Arianna! She had a sense of humor and personality that only added to our ceremony and helped to make it that much more enjoyable! Even after the ceremony she followed up with us to let us know the status of our marriage license (which she took care of for us) and wished us a happy honeymoon. She's not just one to perform a wedding, but she truly does become a great part of it and we were blessed to have her as a part of ours!
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TEM
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari was wonderful to work with. During our first meeting, she was very knowledgeable about the different types of wedding services - from traditional to completely unconventional. And she provided us with all the tools to customize our own ceremony. Even when we provided changes a week before the wedding day, she was able to accommodate us. She was very easy to work with at the rehearsal, and the wedding party and family were impressed by her professionalism. We ended up having a short & sweet ceremony and it went perfectly! Even though we were all so nervous, she was able to keep us calm and on cue. She has a great personality and is very easy to talk to. Thanks Ari for making our big day perfect!!
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved Rev. Ari! She was just what we were looking for in an officiant. She gave us great resources to look through and worked with us to design our ceremony to reflect what we wanted to have said and what was important to us. She helped keep everyone on track and yet kept the feeling light when any stressful situation did appear. So very happy we had found her to perform our wedding.
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Tabitha1369
Wedding:
5/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari Gray was lovely and fun to work with!! She understood our needs and special situation perfectly!! Recommend her to anyone who wants a Reverend who truly cares for her clients!!
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Stefeno
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Arianna was absolutely wonderful. I had zero problem at any point during the whole process. The ceremony was perfect and she is very knowledgeable about many different types of ceremonies. We were worried about working on a ceremony by ourselves, but Arianna made it easy. Our ceremony even started late because of rain and traffic, but she stuck it out with us :) Thanks so much Arianna!
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Tianhong
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love Rev Ari and she did a great job for our wedding.
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mbs
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Arianna,

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. The wording of your ceremony was absolutely perfect, and I LOVED the handfasting idea. It will always remain in our hearts and minds as "our perfect day", thanks to you.

Sincerely,
Margaret & Michael Schroeder
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melneapril
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Reverend Ari. She was very helpful in finding the perfect ceremony for our needs and beliefs. Our wedding was a success mostly because of the people we surrounded us with and this is no exception. I high recommend! She is sweet and professional - a joy to work with!!
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Brianna
Wedding:
3/27/2011
5.0/5.0
After an exhausting officiant search I was SO excited that we booked Ari. She was so helpful, so sweet and her ceremony was heartfelt and sentimental. Ari is a true professional and very eloquent. She actually cried when my DH said his vows! My heart was so warmed that even as someone who sees weddings all of the time, she still was moved by them. Ari is a must!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari did an AMAZING job at our inter-faith wedding ceremony. She was on time, professional and set the tone of the ceremony. Thanks Ari for everything!!!!! We highly recommend youto ALL future brides!
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Ari was amazing! She was recommended to me and I will do the same to others!
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Anna
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Arianna is so wonderful. My husband’s father passed away about a year and half before the wedding. When we met with Arianna, the first thing she talked about was doing a memorial candle for people you always thought would be there but can’t be. And I just lost it there in the middle of Starbucks! Arianna helped us create a ceremony that was completely customized to us, and it was so beautiful. She has a lot of great ideas, and she really knows the history and meaning behind all of the wedding rituals. She was great from start to finish, and our ceremony was perfect. And I don’t know if she has some kind of magic, but we got our marriage license back in less than a week!
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Mikko
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ari was very flexible and willing to make our ceremony exactly like we wanted. i especially loved that we were able to communicate by email to get her opinion. :)
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Agentrock
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Ariana officiated our wedding wonderfully - from the minute we sat down to meet with her we knew she was the one to be there for us on our special day.

Learning that Ari knows and is willing to perform any cultural ceremony was a plus. We loved having the flexibility and empowerment to tailor the ceremony to exactly what we desired - tools were provided for us to be as little or as much involved in the overall process.

Many post-ceremony comments have been made to us on how beautiful and unique our ceremony was - and it would not have been such if it wasn't for Ari's involvement with it.
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Angela
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari was so wonderful and we couldn't have been happier with her and her services. We loved the fact that she had so many great ideas about different ceremony details. Something extra special is that she officiated my brother and his wife's wedding, and did a wonderful job for them too! We HIGHLY recommend Rev. Ari as a wedding officiant!
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Kayla
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari was awesome. She helped us create a wedding ceremony that was unique and special. Her experience and expertise helped to ensure that the wedding went smoothly and perfectly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married!
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Angela
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Ari was one of our favorite vendors. After our first consultation with her, we immediately knew that we didn't need to look for another officiant. We are not religious but wanted our ceremony to be special and we didn't want it to be 5 minutes long either. She was on board with us the entire way. She gave us great ideas and helped us put together a truly special ceremony. It's a few weeks after our wedding and we are still getting comments about how special and "us" it was. Ari is professional, funny, down to earth and truly cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a ceremony they will never forget.
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Wendy Thomas
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ari was professional and respectful from the minute we met. Our wedding guests remarked on what a good job she did and what a delightful person she was. She was more than willing to guide us with both the vows and the legal aspects of our special day. She was highly recommended to us and we would happily pass on the referral to others.
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Trutexasgirl
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Ari was absolutely wonderful!! We were worried because we had waited until the last minute to find an officiant, but I am so happy that we did because Ari was amazing.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone that has upcoming nuptials.
She rolled with the punches and was extremely professional. When the ceremony started the DJ did not have her mic on, and she did not even bat an eye lash. Plus, she let us know about a Scottish tradition that we had no idea about, which made the entire wedding even more special. I cant say enough good about Ari or Alternative Wedding Services
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Mike
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
She was an excellent Officiant that offered an array of great ideas to add to our ceremony. We would definitely suggest her for any ceremony you intend to have!
Services Used: Officiant
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dmeru
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari made our special day truly memorable. She was extremely helpful in assisting us with selecting the perfect ceremony and vows for our wedding. All the guests commented on what a fabulous job she did and how she must have known us for years. Everyone was shocked to learn that we had just met a few months before the ceremony. She handled everything perfectly!!!!!! Thanks to her, we will have wonderful memories for many years to come.
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ladyviolett
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Arianna Gray was a fantastic choice for our wedding. She absolutely caters the ceremony to you personally and has an extensive knowledge of all things wedding! She has so much to tell you as far as your options are concerned, and she brings props!!! She is one of the most prepared officiants with a sparkling and fun personality you could ever hope for. She made all the difference for us.

If you are having a theme wedding of any sort, this is also the gal for you! She almost seemed disappointed when we told her that our ceremony was more traditional! I adored her and would recommend her to anyone!
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Mrs. Cabelly
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Aria did a wonderful job! She was very accommodating and responded promptly to all our emails. She also has beautiful ideas to enhance your wedding ceremony. We highly recommend her to everyone!
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BlueBorderFrog
Wedding:
7/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved having Arianna as my officiant. She was professional, flexible and very responsible. I can't imagine having my wedding without her.
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Alison
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Arianna,

First of all, THANK YOU. After the wedding, and ever since, all we have heard is how wonderful our ceremony was. And each person had something different to say about what they loved about our ceremony, whether it be the roses to the moms, the sand ceremony, the hand fasting, or how the married guests were asked to hold hands and remember their own vows. It was incredible! And so sweet. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you for making our dreams come true. You did everything you said you would do. And it set the tone for the rest of the night. We had a blast! Our love spread out and inspired everyone there. You had a big hand in that.

Thank you SO much! Everyone thought you were just great. Thank you for doing what you do, with heart and with integrity. If only everyone did their job like you do....

Sincerely,

Alison
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Mindy
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari was amazing. I couldn't have designed a more perfect person for our needs. She had terrific suggestions, was open to us contributing as much or as little as we wanted to the service. On the day of the ceremony, she was an oasis of calm for me. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Ari. We are not religious people and originally planned to go with a Justice of the Peace. However, we found that they were pretty expensive, wouldn't attend our rehearsal, and wouldn't let us customize our ceremony the way that we wanted. We found Ari here on Weddingwire and couldn't have been happier with her services. She was personable without being over-the-top and helped us customize our ceremony to be very "us." She also specializes in unique traditions (we did the German Wedding Cup), which was a nice way for us to personalize things. We trusted her completely to do our ceremony, our way, and she did exactly that. We got lots of compliments on her and on the ceremony and would highly recommend her.
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liastx17
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari is a wealth of knowledge about wedding ceremonies and rituals.
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ari was an absolute BLESSING for us! She was extremely flexible with meeting times and made choosing the perfect ceremony extremely easy. She was able to incorporate ways for my husband and I to express ourselves as a couple and personalize the ceremony so we didn't have a "cookie cutter" wedding. We really couldn't have been happier with her! Highly, Highly Recommended for anyone!
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lis9783
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a friend preforming the ceremony, so I attempted to write it for him, but felt like it was missing something. Ari was recommended to me by my Wedding Planner and I am so glad I found her! The ceremony I had written was rather boring, almost to the point of being depressing. Ari worked with us to learn us as a couple and as individuals in order to guide us into writing an amazing ceremony!

The ceremony was so perfectly us, very unique, but incorporated just enough traditionalism. EVERYONE who attended the wedding raved about how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how unique it was. Ari was well worth the money (which wasn't very much at all) and definately made the most important part of our day (the actual wedding) stand out in everyone's minds!
Services Used: Unique Services
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Happy Bride
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Ari was a wonderful officiant! At our first meeting with her we knew she was the perfect officiant for us. She provided several formats for our wedding vows; allowing us to pick and choose what suited us best. Everyone enjoyed our service, commenting on Ari's warmth and outgoing personality. We have many special moments from our wedding service and can't image it without her.
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hallowseve
Wedding:
2/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Ari did an absolutely amazing job for our wedding. She was just what we were looking for. We are not religious and wanted to have an alternative wedding that was built around "us". She met with us, made suggestions and gave us samples of ceremonies that we used to piece together our very own ceremony. She did a beautiful job during the ceremony and I can't thank her enough. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. I don't think it gets any better then having Rev. Ari officiate your wedding.

Many thanks Ari!!!! Stacy & Miles
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Barbara
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Rev. Ari's services. She was a godsend for a completely lost bride (that would be me, lol). The service was so personal and touching that the groom got choked up and the bride (that would be me again) provided a few laughs for the onlookers. But really, Rev. Ari has the best sense of the individuals that she helps and this sense did not go unnoticed by anyone attending. Thank you Rev. Ari, you will never be forgotten!
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Neither my husband or myself are very religious. We don't go to church and we didn't want a judge to perform our wedding. I realized, quickly, that finding someone to perform our ceremony wasn't going to be as simple as I had once thought. I heard a lot of religious force feeding in my search.

Ariana was great! She sent us suggestions, and then when we decided to write our own vows she was our pointman to make sure they matched up in length and content. We ended up writing our own ceremony, stealing bits and pieces from stuff all over the internet and things sent to us by her. We ended up with a ceremony that was perfectly fitting for us. She helped us make it flow and had suggestions towards the end.

She had wonderful ideas I never would have thought of which we incorporated into our wedding like the hand fasting which we now treasure. She made us feel perfectly at ease and I was incredibly glad to have her be a part of our ceremony.

She was upfront with her pricing and was timely to everything.
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snowyshroom
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ari was wonderful. She's a great lady who will do anything you wish to make your wedding ceremony one of a kind. We really enjoyed having her!
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Dallas Lover
Wedding:
2/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverand Ari was wonderful, professional, caring, genuine, warm, friendly and personable.
Services Used: Unique Services
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krp7780
Wedding:
6/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gray was AWESOME! She helped make our ceremony unique and gave us the freedom to make our ceremony fit "us." She was always a phone call away and helped us in every way she could. She was invaluable on our wedding day. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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giggsster
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Arianna Gray took care of all the details on our wedding day! She was professional, but very personable when dealing with our desires. She made sure every detail of our wedding went perfect! I don't know what I would have done without her help. Her encouragement and support through the entire process was breath of fresh air!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Stacy
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.9/5.0
We loved having Rev. Ari officiate our wedding. I'm Jewish and my husband is Christian, and we really did not want anything religious in our ceremony. She was able to take out the religion without taking out the spirituality and meaningfulness of the ceremony. Every guest commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. I would highly, highly recommend her!
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Stefani
Wedding:
6/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Ari was great! We had a beautiful ceremony and got tons of compliments on it. Ari performed our rehearsal too and we arrived right on time, but we had to unload all the beer/wine/champagne into a storage closet before we started since a wedding was occurring at Old Red that day. The groomsmen, my dad, and a few of my cousins who were there helped unload everything and we ended up starting the rehearsal about 20 min. late. Ari didn’t complain at all and was just ready to start when they got done with the unloading. The way she did the rehearsal made it easy for everyone to remember what to do. She gave us a variety of wording to choose for our ceremony and had a ton of ideas for us to use, since we did not want a religious ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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Dorothy
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.9/5.0
He provided a very nice ceremony that we loved.Our Officiant was great. He made sure the entire ceremony was all we wanted to be. He made it personal. It wasn't just another ceremony. We do highly recommend him.We were both blown away by how well everything went. She exceeded our expectations by far. We are still hearing everyone rave about ours being one of the best, if not the best, ceremonies many of our guests had ever been to.
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Katie
Wedding:
8/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Ari was great! She provides seven or eight different ceremonies, and you can pick the pieces of each one that you like and combine them into the ceremony that’s perfect for you. She is clearly very experienced in acting as an officiant and did a great job of giving everyone subtle cues on the day-of so that we remembered exactly what to do, even when we were nervous.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Rev. Ari was great. She sent us ceremony templates and then worked with us to personalize our ceremony. We wanted to incorporate our children and make sure we had an individualized ceremony. She did a great job performing the actual ceremony. I would absolutely recommend her to others!
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Summer
Wedding:
6/5/2011
4.8/5.0
Rev. Ari was super friendly, and had lots of different suggestions for things we could include in our ceremony. As her business name suggests, she will help you construct the exact ceremony you wish to have. She writes her own ceremony wording and re-writes them on a very regular basis, and gave us about 8 different full ceremonies from which we picked our favorite parts. She had a wonderful idea for a special "roses to the moms" moment in the ceremony which was an unrehearsed surprise for our mothers. They were very touched !! Especially if you are working on appealing to an inter-failth (or in our case religious/non-religious) crowd, she can help you figure out how to create a ceremony that will be just right :) Our wedding was perfect and everyone complimented us on the ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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lorinlish
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.7/5.0
My husband and I do not follow any kind of traditional religion and did not plan on having a traditional wedding ceremony. We went to visit Rev. Ari with the thought that we really didn't want anything too ritualistic or involved for the ceremony, just something quick and simple so we could get on to the fun part, but she quickly changed our minds about that idea.

She explained how materialism is overtaking symbolism when it came to marriage and told us that most couples don't remember much of their weddings while caught in the whirlwind of stress and expectation. She said that what couples remember best are the ritualistic moments, such as putting on the rings and saying the vows, and convinced us that they would be an important part of our day. I'm glad she won us over.

Rev. Ari then impressed us with her vast knowledge of many different wedding rituals, both modern and historical, practiced by cultures from all parts of the world. We chose three that we felt meant the most to us. For the weeks following our initial meeting, she continued to answer our questions about what we would need for the ceremony and helped us put together our vows.

After the ceremony, our friends and family kept commenting on how beautiful and unique it was. Some even asked for a copy of our vows! When I look back on it, I feel like our ceremony was a true and personalized expression of who we are, and those who were there to witness it felt the same.
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.3/5.0
Ari was very helpful from the beginning. She is very quick to respond when any questions were asked. Very professional during the entire process and had many great ideas. Would definitely recommend her to others looking for alternative wedding officiants.
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