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An Exceptional Wedding

Indian Wells , CA
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Indian Wells, CA US 92210 (map)

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760-346-7955

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ABOUT US

My name is Reverend Patty Spicer and I am known as the master of the exceptional personalized wedding ceremonies in The Desert - the greater Palm Springs, California area. I am... Read more
My name is Reverend Patty Spicer and I am known as the master of the exceptional personalized wedding ceremonies in The Desert - the greater Palm Springs, California area. I am passionate about extraordinary non-denominational wedding ceremonies that are special, unique, and memorable of each couple’s love story. My dedication and commitment are unparalleled since I am responsible for people's memories! Contact me and let my professional expertise create that dream ceremony into a joyous celebration that reflects your special preferences, desires, and love.

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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?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Ryan
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were planning to elope, but decided after some consideration to include our parents and siblings. I mentioned this because our ceremony was very intimate, just 10 people. In this setting the caliber of your officiant must be second to none. Patty proved to be up to the challenge. She was proactive in her preparations, staying on top of us, making sure we responded to her inquiries and gave input. Her price was fair and she was not afraid to offer honest advice and consult for all aspects of our day. This led to a ceremony perfect pitch in both emotion and humor. Patty was as much a part of our special day as our family was and we highly recommend her.
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Susana
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We live in Barcelona, Spain and decided to get married at my parents' home in Palm Springs. We chose Reverend Patty as we trusted her to provide us a special wedding and she delivered. She skillfully weaved our personal information into the ceremony highlighting the important facts of our love story.
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Susana and Dan, thank you for your very nice review. It was a challenge to work out the details of what you wanted to include in your ceremony with the different traditions of the USA and Spain, the hour difference for emails, and last minute surprises. You are a beautiful couple and the wedding was romantic, sweet, and special. It was an honor and privilege to be your officiant and get to know you.
Rev. Patty
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Julia
Wedding:
12/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Patty was the perfect person to officiate our very small wedding. We arranged it at the very last minute and this did not phase her one bit. She was extremely knowledgable about the process and walked us through each step. This was especially helpful as we are not Americans and don't fully understand the bureaucracy in this country yet. I was able to talk to Patty in depth about what we wanted from the day in terms of location, flowers, photographer and budget and she absolutely delivered on this and more!!! On the actual day she was great- romantic, thoughtful and fun. She was an integral part of making it so special and we couldn't have done it without her. Highly recommended.
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An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Julia and Darryl, for your great testimonial. Your wedding ceremony was pure joy, tender love, and loads of fun. You smiled continuously through the whole ceremony and then jumped with joy afterwards for the photographer. It was a delight to officiate and meet you both. I wish you much success, happiness, and blessings in your new life, new home, new country. You are adventurers with courage and soul and each other!
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Kacey Kennedy
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about Rev. Patty! She was beyond wonderful and such a joy to be with. After our first meeting, we knew we wanted her to be the one officiating our ceremony. She is a true professional and her experience goes a long way. During the wedding planning process, our communication was frequent. We knew that Rev. Patty was planning OUR perfect ceremony. Her attention to details and completely gaining an understanding for our vision was top notch.

At first in the planning process I did not realize how important it would be to completely enjoy the person that is performing the ceremony, but I can without a doubt say, that Rev. Patty was perfection for us.

We have received compliment after compliment on how special and unique our ceremony was. Our guests truly got to know our love story and were completely engaged. All of our family and friends loved how personal, meaningful and touching the ceremony was. Rev. Patty takes great pride in her what she does, and it is completely evident to all involved.

She was wonderful beyond imagination, and we are so so thankful that our wedding coordinator, Nicole Alexandra Designs, shared her name with us. I am more than happy to discuss with anyone looking to use Rev. Patty for your ceremony. I can be reached at kaceykennedyroth@gmail.com
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Thank you for sharing your experience, It was an honor and a joy to work with you and Chris to co-create your special wedding ceremony. You are a beautiful couple, with an unique love story; and it was obvious how much love your family and friends surrounded you with as you celebrated your commitment to love forever! Nicole and you planned an imaginative and really fun after celebration, too. Blessings and happiness always, Rev. Patty
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Patty Spicer officiated our wedding ceremony Oct 27/2012 in Palm Springs, California. I had originally intended to have a family member perform our Ceremony, and a week before the wedding, that plan fell through and I had to scramble to find someone to do our wedding. I believe everything happens for a reason, and this case was no different, we were SO lucky that Patty was available. She enhanced our wedding day exponentially.
From our first phone conversation, I felt that I had known her for years. She is incredibly endearing, and warm. Patty took the time to get to know both my fiancé and I, learned about our love story, and weaved these parts through our ceremony beautifully.
Patty was with us every step of the way and ensured that the ceremony reflected who we are as a couple. When the ceremony was complete, I had multiple family members snapping photos with her and exclaiming to me how much they loved her and that it was the BEST wedding ceremony they have ever attended!
As for the details, I highly recommend Patty’s Rose Ceremony; it was beautiful and so meaningful to us. She also performed the hand tying ceremony, which was gorgeous.
For all of you brides out there, I completely and genuinely recommend Reverend Patty Spicer. You will be so pleased with her professionalism and her presentation. In my photos, I noticed that she is smiling in every shot – she truly loves what she does and it shows!
Sincerely Grateful,
Kevin & Nicole Blaine
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the wonderful review. Kevin and Nicole, your wedding was magical. It had all the elements every couple dreams about. It was romantic and joy-filled and it gave me a chance to get to know you. Our connection has turned into a warm friendship. Now, Nicole is an award-winning Event Planner, nicole@nicolealexandradesigns.com who creates magic with exquisite details for wedding couples. It is special to work with you again on other weddings.
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Judy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony, it truly was more than what we had expected. Rev. Patty made our wedding something we will never forget. Exceptional service and we will always recommend her to everyone.
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Judy and Elmer, for the special review. Your wedding was beautiful and elegant in a gorgeous desert setting with waterfalls, palm trees, mountains, endless green grass and a couple who obviously adored each other--picture-perfect. You are beautiful couple and your wedding is one I will long remember as a favorite.
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Denise
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Patty Spicer,

We can't thank you enough for putting together the most beautiful wedding ceremony, it was very personal, romantic and loving which was exactly what we wanted. Your personal touches were amazing and heart felt to us as well as our two guests, we never thought a wedding for two could be so grandiose.

Giving us our whole ceremony in writing as a gift was the icing on the cake, your gift will truly be a treasure for us to enjoy for years to come.
You have created memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Thank you for being a part of our most precious day of our lives.

Denise & Jim
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Your private and intimate ceremony was very elegant and very joyful as you committed to each other forever. Your love story was most emotional and I was delighted to see you two together at last. I wish I could have been at your famous barbeque party later and casually announced to your families and friends tht you had run away and were married! It was a delight to work with you.
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Liza
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Patty Spicer truly lives up to her company's name. I never expected my wedding ceremony to be as special as she made it. She works with her clients (bride and groom), and personalizes the ceremony to fit the religions, customs, traditions of each person. I am extremely happy with her work. I highly recommend her "Rose Exchange".
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Veronica and Artemio:-)
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
When we finally decided on how we wanted our wedding ceremony to be presented, we realized it was not going to be easy to find somebody who would fit our unique image and requests.
We came across Patty’s webpage that promised an “extraordinary custom ceremony designed exactly as you want it.”
From the beginning, Patty showed great interest in our desires to create a unique and spiritual experience both for us and our guests. She was able to incorporate some traditional elements found in most weddings with our cultural expressions that invoked a sense of awe. She worked gracefully in a ceremony that contained Aztec dancers who were an intricate part of the blessing. At times, she even did this in Spanish!
Her personal touches truly did exceed our expectations. A creative personal story from our interviews caused us and our audience to laugh and cry. Her work warranted comments such as: “I really liked when she told your stories” to “I’ve never seen a reverend do all that. That was cool!”
We watch the videos and look at the pictures almost daily and think of how blessed we were to have had Patty conduct our ceremony. Thank you, Patty, for giving us a lifetime of special memories.

Veronica and Artemio:-)
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An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Veronica and Artemio, your wedding was the most dramatic and memorable one I have ever done. From the guests seated in a circle around you and the Aztec dancers in glorious feathers and ankle bells blessing the ceremonial grounds and entering through the mountain boulders as they drummed to your loving and beautiful presence. It was a show-stopper and a heart-warming joy. Thank you for giving me that opportunity to share your special day with you.
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Pamala
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.9/5.0
Rev. Patty Spicer provided us with an unique and special wedding custom to us and us alone. We wanted a casual luau themed wedding, with a non-denominational ceremony. She wrote a ceremony about our love story. Perfect for us.
Services Used: Officiant
An Exceptional Wedding responded with the following comments:

Pamala and Glen, it was such an honor and pleasure to marry you as you rekindled the love you had in your teen years. Your Hawaiian wedding was memorable for the amount of support and love that surrounded you both and all the guests that joined you on the lawn and danced to Hawaiian songs. Very special! I wish you continued happiness and joy.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
Rev'd Patty rose to the challenge we set her - to marry us in an unconventional setting and at short notice.
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
3.6/5.0
Let me preface this review by saying that Rev. Patty Spicer provided us with a very lovely wedding ceremony that we received numerous compliments on (including from our videographer who said it was the best he had seen). It is clear that Rev. Patty takes great pride in her ceremonies and I am sure that any issues we encountered were a reflection of that fact that creating the perfect ceremony is Rev. Patty's priority.
That being said, my husband and I do not think that Rev. Patty was the best fit for us. We wanted a non-religious but spiritual ceremony that was fairly simple and wouldn't feel too contrived. Unfortunately, rather than feeling like we had a positive and supportive relationship with Rev. Patty where we could openly communicate, we felt like we were often butting heads with her and felt pressured to make choices that would create the best show for our attendees. For example, we were asked multiple times to confirm that we really didn't want any mention of God in our ceremony. We also felt pressured to choose a ritual for the ceremony when we hadn't wanted one (which on the day of, I'm sure was quite beautiful, it just wasn't very "us"). In one email correspondence Rev. Patty even asked me if I truly wanted to "flaunt our living together and having sex at our wedding ceremony" in response to an ambiguous answer I had provided to her questionnaire (which was a misinterpretation of my response on her part, but nonetheless I found offensive and inappropriate). She also had notable problems with her email such that we would have to resend emails multiple times to separate email addresses to make sure she would get one, and were often unsure if she was waiting on emails from us or not. Altogether, although she created a beautiful ceremony, we hope that similar minded couples find this information helpful in choosing an officiant that is the best fit for them.
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