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April Beer, Celebrant & Modern Minister

Roseland , NJ

LOCATION

P.O. Box 575
Roseland, NJ US 07068 (map)

PHONE

973-865-3740

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Your wedding deserves a ceremony as unique & extraordinary as the people involved. It is my pleasure & commitment to make sure all of your dreams about your wedding ceremony are... Read more
Your wedding deserves a ceremony as unique & extraordinary as the people involved. It is my pleasure & commitment to make sure all of your dreams about your wedding ceremony are realized. Working together, we will learn what is important to you as a couple. Using these personal experiences, I craft a special one of a kind personal wedding ceremony that honors and focuses on the union and love between you and your partner.

I honor all ceremonial traditions – non-denominational, spiritual, religious, interfaith or civil – and can incorporate any family customs, meaningful rituals, songs, and passage readings into your wedding ceremony. AND you have 100% approval over your ceremony script - as the essential belief of working with a Celebrant is that you, the couple, "own" your ceremony. My pursuit as your Wedding Officiant is to help you, the couple, create the wedding day of your dreams. I don't have any strict rules or guidelines ,and encourage my couples to have fun and be as creative as they'd like! I am also very easy to work with and a lot of fun!

I would be honored to be your Minister & Celebrant and guide you along this amazing journey. 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 - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely. I have had the honor of performing wedding ceremonies in many stunning locations ? at the beach, along a brook at a horse farm, in magnificent floral gardens, under a great red oak tree at a nature conservancy, in intimate home settings and at the many lovely restaurants and catering halls of New Jersey.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am extremely flexible with my couples and encourage them to be as creative as they'd like! I create custom ceremonies that reflect the couples desires for their ceremony. Each couple has 100% approval over the ceremony script.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
YES! Your wedding vows are your own personal declaration of love. I can assist with supplying samples for inspiration, or I help you write your vows from scratch.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, I have many different files of all types of readings that range from the romantic to the humorous.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
NO!
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Of course I am available for a rehearsal. I want my couples to be comfortable, confident and ready for their special day.

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ANTHONY
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
April just performed our wedding ceremony this past weekend and our guests are still talking about the lovely ceremony she created for us. From the moment we met, we felt a good vibe and great energy from her and immediately knew we had to work with her. She made sure she understood our vision, interviewed us and our friends to ensure she shared our love story in the most genuine way! She was super patient the day of as we dealt with some last minute hiccups and ensured everyone was comfortable and confident in their role. My husband and I feel as if we made a new friend and we are honored that April was the officiant at our wedding! We love April!
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Janie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
April was the officiant at our wedding on May 17th. When we met with April, we met for dinner and we got to tell her our story and some things about ourselves, and she told us things about herself, so we were all comfortable with each other quickly. April used our story for the ceremony and it could not have been a better ceremony. Our ceremony made a lot of grown men cry, a lot of them came to me and said they normally don't like to go to weddings but that my ceremony was beautiful. During the ceremony, April told our story of how we met and about our relationship leading up to our wedding and our guests told us they had never seen that before in a wedding, but that it was a great touch and that it was good because some of them didn't know how we met (parent's friends) and it made them feel closer to us. April makes sure the ceremony is unique and personal and when it comes down to final touches, you have the say in everything and she will change the ceremony according to what you want, which truly shows flexibility. April is very sweet and we enjoyed working with her very much. She answered all of our texts and emails promptly, which is always a good thing! She took care of filing the marriage license while we were on our honeymoon and emailed us to let us know where to pick it up, it was ready the day after we got back. I think having April as our officiant was worth every cent and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you April!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
April was referred to us by one of my friends who had used her as their Offciant. She was the first potential Officiant we met with and after meeting her, we knew we didn't need to meet with anyone else. She was so easy to work with and guided us through every step in the creation of our ceremony. Neither of us was very religious and didn't want that to play a big role in the ceremony and so April gave us many different options that we could use instead. Her big point was that it was our ceremony and we could have it any way we wanted. When we got the final draft we were excited since it was everything we wanted, however it was a million times better when April performed it in front of all of our friends and family on our big day. She was absolutely stellar in front of the crowd and all we kept hearing after the wedding was how amazing the ceremony was! People kept saying that it was one of the best, most original, personal and loving ceremonies they had ever been to and all of that can be attributed to April. She's funny and caring and so easy to talk to and get along with. She was the absolute perfect choice for us and we would recommend her to anyone else in a heartbeat.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The ceremony that April produces is like no other. Our guests raved the entire night about the ceremony. She is so easy to work with. She truly gets to know you and plans exactly what she says she will--a personal ceremony. There is nothing generic about it. She sounded like she knew us for 20 years, watched us grow up, etc. You will not be disappointed using her.
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband is nominally Catholic and I am nominally Jewish. We wanted a ceremony that respected both traditions, wasn't religious, and reflected our quirky personalities. April did a perfect job in capturing the spirit of our relationship and referencing our culture without making the ceremony at all religious. It was exactly the ceremony we wanted, even if we didn't know it until April put it together. Working with April was really easy, and speaking with her about why we were getting married provided some good reminders during occasionally contentious wedding planning! We've gotten tons of positive feedback from our guests, too, who seemed thrilled to sit through a non-cookie cutter ceremony. Thanks so much, April!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so pleased we chose April to perform our civil union ceremony. Nearly every one of our guests remarked that ours was the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony they have ever witnessed. April expertly guided us through the process of scripting it and determining appropriate ways to incorporate the participation of my daughters and our parents. We had only family and very close friends in attendance, but even those who know us best came away understanding more about us as a couple, why we chose each other, and why we love each other so much. The entire experience truly exceeded our expectations and contributed to an absolutely perfect day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
April Beer officiated our lovely outdoor wedding ceremony in June of this year. She did a great job of creating a very special and personal ceremony which told "our story" without making it too sentimental, and adding a bit of humor as well. She really made an effort to get to know us in the months leading up to our wedding day and we were thrilled that our ceremony was filled with unique details about our lives. We couldn't be happier with how our wedding turned out and we thank April for putting it all together for us.
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Matthew
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely AMAZING!!! Her service was like no other!! All anyone can talk about was how amazing our ceremony was. I recommend April to all my friends and family.
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Lori
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The moment I met April, I knew she was the perfect person to officiate my ceremony. I was looking for someone unique, but also had a sense of tradition. She made our ceremony personal, lighthearted, and beautiful, which was everything we asked for. She will work with you to make your ceremony everything you want, and if you don't know what you want, she will guide you as well. Everyone at my wedding told me how awesome they thought our ceremony was, which meant a lot to me because it was our story. April was patient (we had some drama!), warm, articulate, we could not have asked for more!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hello April! It's been a year since our special and memorable event that you officiated. We celebrated our 1st year anniversary of being in a civil union and our 16th anniversary of being together. We were reminiscing this weekend and watched a video of our event. Thank you again for officiating, for diligently preparing us, for your professionalism and for making that experience a very joyous and meaningful moment. You were a real pleasure to work with. Regards, C & J
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J&A
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The number of comments we received from our friends and family about our ceremony is too large to count. They all said that this was one of the nicest, most personal, and enjoyable wedding ceremonies they have ever been to. This is due in great part to our work with April. She was open and receptive to what we wanted in our ceremony, while still being able to provide us with suggestions that she thought we would like. She was great at interpreting our incoherent babble about what we wanted, and turned that into a beautiful ceremony. She was always readily available to talk via phone or email and her demeanor put us both at ease from our first meeting, to the ceremony itself. We would highly recommend April to others looking for an officiant for their wedding.
-Joseph & Amy-
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really felt a connection with April. She took the time to get to know us and really made our ceremony special. My husband and I are not very religious (and not of the same faith) but still wanted some traditions represented, which April helped us define and use throughout the ceremony. Having a unique ceremony that described us a couple was important to us and April made that happen. We received so many compliments about how personal and unique our ceremony was, it was the perfect amount of time and had the right balance. I definitely would recommend using April she was always available and she really listened to what my husband and I wanted in our ceremony. It was a pleasure working with her.
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mrs40
Wedding:
1/27/2012
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely amazing! She took the time to get to know us and created a beautiful, personalized ceremony for us. She was incredibly personable and professional. After the wedding, everyone told us how unique and creative our ceremony was. I highly recommend her!
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
April made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her. She guided us and gave us suggestions along they way. She created a personal and memorable wedding ceremony that expressed exactly the tone we were looking for. With tears and laughs from both our selves and our guests. She was a pleasure to work with and to get to know!
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Ecs561
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
April married us during the freak snow storm in October. She was amazing. Her words were perfect and she told our story so beautifully. She is kind and patient and was perfect for us. I have been told by everyone how much they loved how personal our ceremony was. They were touched by each detail and they held on to each word as we were married. We found April just two months ago after our first celebrant canceled on us. She had our date open and ran a perfect rehearsal to us. She is simply amazing and I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you April, the ceremony was more than I could have ever imagined!!
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Rowan23
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
April was an amazing celebrant. When my husband and I went to meet her for the first time we instantly felt as though we had known her our entire lives. She is sweet and caring, and willing to listen to every question and concern you might have. We were a bit nervous about our wedding ceremony since we came from two very different religions and wanted to stay away from a religious ceremony completely to keep everyone happy. She was so understanding and extremely helpful. She gave us ideas on how to incorporate our different family backgrounds into a wedding that was exactly "US". Not only was she a great celebrant, but she was a great friend and counselor. She walked me through everything and calmed my fears about the wedding day chaos. She took the time to get to know both of us and find out what our relationship was about and what we really wanted our wedding ceremony to look like. One the day of the wedding she was the commander and she made sure everyone was ready and knew what was expected of them. I loved her for taking the lead and organizing everyone since we were all over the place. The wedding was amazing. We laughed, cried, and loved. Our guests loved the unique and sweet way she was able to capture our long time relationship. Because of her we were able to give our guests a glimpse at our 9 year walk to aisle. At the end of the day it wasn't just a typical wedding ceremony. It was ours and ours alone. People loved how intimate and loving the ceremony was. April really cares for each and everyone of her couples. She mothers you through the process. I can honestly say that when you are up in front of everyone on wedding day and nervous she is a great person to have in front of you. I love her for making our wedding day everything I dreamed it could be and more!
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slaj80
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
A few years ago, I attended my sister's best friend's wedding. Her friend is Jewish and she married a Christian man. Typically I never pay attention during the ceremony because I find it boring. However, April caught my attention at this wedding and I found myself listening and was intrigued throughout the whole ceremony. Although I was single at the time, I told myself that I want April to marry me one day because it was the most beautiful and amazing ceremony I have ever attended. Well, a few years later, I met the love of my life who happened to be Catholic (I am Jewish). I mentioned April to him and he agreed to meet with her. We set up an appointment and hired her on the spot! At the rehearsal, friends and family could not say enough nice things regarding April. They kept saying how great she was and knew she was the perfect choice. They also were so pleased with how warm and friendly she was with everyone. Even my dad who wanted a rabbi to marry me told me that since I married out of the religion I could not have found a more perfect person to marry me and that he was beyond pleased with our choice. April did an amazing job at our ceremony and so many guests raved about her. They kept saying how beautiful the ceremony was and how it was so different and unique from any ceremony they have been to...additionally, she did a fantastic job telling our love story and really captured our love for one another. One of my best friends who was a bridesmaid in my wedding is having April marry her next year and my sister who is hopefully getting engaged soon also mentioned that she would love if April could marry her as well. I highly recommend April, she is GREAT!!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
April Beer was the officiant at our wedding and the ceremony she created with us was so beautiful. Not only did it capture us as people, and our story, and love for each other, but it also made people laugh and cry. Guests at our wedding are still coming up to us and telling us how wonderful our ceremony was and that they have bragged about it to other people. Most people think the ceremony is a formality you go through, but April Beer will prove to you that it is so much more than that, and people will actually enjoy sitting through the ceremony. We couldn't be happier with our choice.

Lauren and Matt Ceccarelli
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JZC5507
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Having April as our Officiant for our Civil Union this past September was one of the best decisions we could have ever made. She was AMAZING from the moment Andrew & I met her last winter!!! She took the time to get to know us as a couple and was so personable. She was funny and really connected with both of us from the start! She was always available for assistance and was able to give us advice in such a natural way as if it was something we thought of ourselves. We even had a last minute venue change due to Hurricane Irene and she did not even blink an eye- and she made a point to let us know that with us going forward as planned even with the crazy weather- it was a true testament to our Love for one another.. That was one of the sweetest things that we heard that day!!! She truly has a gift and spoke from the heart. I could not feel more blessed that she was a part of our special day, and our closest family and friends could not agree more!!! Thanks April for giving us our dream come true!!! Love, Andrew & James Zimbardi
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Chanita
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I know all the reviews here seem to say the same thing but April truly is AMAZING! She married my husband and I on July 2, 2011 in NJ. The ceremony remains my absolute favorite part of the wedding day. From our first meeting, to all the follow up meetings, phone calls, the wedding rehearsal up until the wedding day, April was a pure JOY to work with. She was always so professional and kind and over time felt more like a friend than a vendor. I like to refer to her as a friendor. She worked with us to craft a ceremony that was funny, touching and a reflection of our personalities and our family in every way. Our guest have raved on and on about the ceremony saying it was one of the best they have ever heard and I agree with them 100%! When I looked at the recording of our ceremony I am once again soothed by April's calming voice and brought to laughter and tears by her words. Hands down one of the best wedding related decisions we made was choosing her to marry us. If you are looking for a ceremony performed with love by someone who will care about not only you, but your family and your guests as well then you could not chose a better officiant than April Beer.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm so glad we chose April to be our officiant for our wedding day. We told her exactly what we wanted in a ceremony (personal, loving, humorous and not up-tight) and she delivered hands down. I can't even begin to count the number of people that have mentioned to me that night and weeks after how meaningful and personal our ceremony was. The ceremony is such an important part of any wedding day and if you want a truly memorable ceremony than be sure to hire April. You will be so happy you did!
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Stayleen
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
April was AMAZING! We met her and felt like we had known her our whole lives. She worked with us to create a beautiful touching ceremony that was unique to us. We got so many compliments on our ceremony...people said it was so personal. Everyone laughed and cried and really enjoyed hearing our story and the kind words April said about love and life. I highly recommend April Beer! We LOVED her!
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pmcauley77
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
April is amazing! I can’t imagine how wonderful it must be to marry people for a living. We got married June 5th, 2011 in NJ and our wedding day was full of love and excitement. Having April officiate our civil union and tell our love story to all of our family and friends made our day so special and personal. She takes her time with every couple by meeting with them and talking about what kind of wedding they would like. She also gets to know you and asks questions about your relationship and where you see your lives going. April made sure we were happy with every step she was taking along the way and especially with the actual written ceremony. She was a great collaborator and was accommodating if we had any changes we wanted reflected in the final draft. And the final draft was truly us! April took all of the best parts of our 12+ years together and crafted our journey up until our wedding day and then added all of the hopes and dreams for our life together and shared it with everyone, making it a day truly filled with love. So many of our guests keep saying how it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to. We believe it is because of April and her wonderful and joyful presence. My wife and I don’t think our wedding day would have been as special with out her.

Thank you so much April!! We love you!
Pauline & Heather xoxox
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
April was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first phone call to after the wedding. She gave us a beautiful ceremony that everyone felt was personal and kept their attention. She was always quick at responding and gave us so much helpful information we would have been lost without.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met April, we had felt that immediate connection. My husband, Andrew, and I wanted someone who could incorporate all the weird things that we loved (Star Trek and Lost being among them!) and April was up to the task. She brought me to tears in Starbucks. She created the custom ceremony for us, embraced the fact that we didn't want any sort of religious ceremony, and made everyone feel welcomed and loved. We totally dug the handfasting ritual, as my family is quite Pagan and Celtic. She even backed out of the way when we had the picture taken of our first kiss (a lot of people commented on how great that was, so you don't awkwardly get the pastor or officiant standing awkwardly in the background in the photos!)

If you want a ceremony that is uniquely you as a couple, with bits of humor and sentimentality thrown in, I'd go with April. I know my stepbrother has already approached her to do his upcoming wedding!

Thanks a million, April!

Love, Katie and Andrew
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Becca
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
April was wonderful. She took the time to get to know us and crafted a ceremony that felt very personal. Our guests were very impressed by how much like "us" the ceremony felt.

She was also very helpful with getting our marriage license, reminding us when to do it and providing instructions.
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Kim
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
April was an amazing officiant! We received so many compliments after our wedding of how personal it was and how great it was to hear "our story" and how our relationship began. I think our guests got to know more about us from the ceremony she put together.

She is able to incorporate anything you want in your ceremony and everything we chose she did flawlessly.

April is very easy to get a hold of. Anytime we had a question we would call and/or email and we get a response right away.

She was really fantastic to work with!!
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stefanie
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
April led us every step of the way for creating our own unique and special ceremony. Everyone at our wedding came us to and told us how much they loved it. We couldnt have asked for a more perfect ceremony completely personalized to us.
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Josh
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
April was the perfect officiant for our ceremony. She has the right appearance, personality and wisdom to make your occassion as special as you want it to be.
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing...perfect!!! People are still talking about how beautiful our ceremony was...April was simple amazing!
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Christina
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved our ceremony. It was tailored to our specific needs. It was everything we wanted and I would recommend April 110%. She is even great at managing crazy parents. She is the best!
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Ljss65
Wedding:
10/26/2010
5.0/5.0
April was the first and only officiant we met with. She was absolutely wonderful in every way. Her upbeat and easy going personality helped to make us feel like we had known her all our lives. She took the time to get to know us individually and to learn the story of our relationship. She was incredibly responsive by both phone and email, highly organized, had great planning skills, and provided us with all the necessary information in the planning of our ceremony (including sample vows, potential readings, legal documentation, etc). All things combined helped to make our ceremony perfect. Throughout the planning of our special day, April became more than just an officiant to us. She is an important and cherished member of our wedding party. We just adore her and wholeheartedly recommend using April as your officiant, you will not regret it!
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anmabee
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
April is an incredible person, and amazing to work with! Her warm nature and friendly personality made you feel as if you have known her for years. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was.
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AngelBackNJ
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
April created a custom ceremony for us that was so perfect we cried. It was totally us and totally what we dreamed it would be. She's sweet, talented, funny, and great to work with. She really went above and beyond to give us the unique ceremony we wanted. It was a pleasure working with April. We highly recommend working with her if you want a one of a kind ceremony your guests will enjoy and you will remember always!!!!
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M
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I received so many compliments from my wedding guests about our ceremony. April was so easy to work with and really cared about our special day. She was professional yet fun and loving at the same time. I was so pleased. Thank you, April!
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katiediditmom
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. I guess the wedding ceremony would be the best place. The only way I can describe it is unbelievably personal, unique, and a direct reflection of my hubbie and I. April was, from the very get go, warm, helpful, considerate and genuine. Through our feedback, she created a ceremony that was 100% reflective of my and my hubbie's past, present and hopes for the future. Everyone at the wedding remarked on how unique and personal, and of course, how lovely the ceremony was. If I had to do it over again, and could pick only one aspect of this wedding, that I could keep, it would be the ceremony and April Beer!!!
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Lucy1991
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful job! Very personable. And writes the most beautiful ceremony. Everyone kept telling us how much they enjoyed our ceremony and how fabulous April was. I would highly recommend her!!!
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Salerno-Albergo
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
April was an amazing officiant to work with and would recommend her service to anyone I know or do not know. She is creative, articulate, passionate, and extremely fun to work with. Her ceremony was just what we were looking for and all of my guests/family were blown away. I could not have asked for a better person to marry us!!
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Cara
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were referred to April Beer through a friend. She did an amazing job! The first time we met with April she listened to our needs and made us feel very comfortable. She customized our ceremony just the way we wanted, and we always had final say of the end result. April is passionate about what she does, which will always end in nothing but excellence. She is a very genuine person and I recommend April Beer for anyone that would like an original and unique wedding ceremony!
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TGs Girl
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
April is the best! From the moment we met April she made us comfortable and we completely trusted her - we immediately booked her on the spot. She also provided us with lots of great information whenever we needed something along the way. She made it easy for us to have a very special ceremony that was completely personalized to us and our story from start to finish. She included everything we wanted like funny stories, special mention for my parents who passed away, friends who were part of our courting, traditions from our nationalities, etc. - it was truly unique and memorable! We have received so many complements and are still receiving phone calls from friends and family saying it was the best ceremony they ever witnessed - we laughed, we cried and everyone is still talking about it! The ceremony was definitely the highlight of our wedding. We highly recommend April!
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n8amywedding
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
From the first time we met April we knew that she was the perfect person to marry us, she was always fun funny and professional to work with. April was able to take our idea of the perfect ceremony and create one that surpassed our expectations. People laughed, cried, and most importantly people felt loved. We were lucky to have an amazing day on the beach and April dressed very appropriate for a casual wedding, she even went bare foot with the rest of us. Our wedding party was a little rowdy and 16 plus us i am sure we were allot to handle but April was very good about keeping everyone focused during the pre ceremony madness. While April was writing our ceremony she was going through some hard times and had allot on her plate in her personal life, she always emailed us and updated her status with the ceremony. In the end I think the ceremony was three days late and even though we didn’t care about it due to her personal reasons she still insisted on charging us less. We would highly recommend April, she wasn’t the cheapest and she wasn’t the most expensive and we continue to get complements on the ceremony, many saying it was the best they have ever heard.

Nate, Amy and Briana
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Corinne
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
April did such an amazing job on our ceremony. All of our guests were raving about how warm and touching our ceremony was. We would highly recommend her to any bride!
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Phyllis
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
April did an absolute amazing job creating and performing our civil union ceremony. From the beginning we knew we needed to have April perform our ceremony. Her attention to detail, her invested interest in "our story", and her ability to touch everyone during our ceremony was incredible. Everyone laughed, cried, and smiled during the ceremony. We couldn't be happier! She made us feel at ease and assured us everything was going to be perfect - and it was! It was truly tailored to our wants and desires. Thank you April!! :)
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Hannah
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
April was the best! She met with us ahead of time, got to know us through each others eyes, and performed a beautiful , personal ceremony
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lbdenicola
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so ecstatic to work with April. Through the whole process of writing our ceremony, our vows, and ultimately the wedding, she was there to help us with any questions and provide feedback. She was also extra dedicated to making sure she highlighted the little details that are so special to us. Our family and friends were so taken with the ceremony they talked about it for days after. April really knows how to make your day so special by making you the stars. A truly wonderful experience!
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whrswaldo
Wedding:
6/10/2010
5.0/5.0
april is very intuitive and knew exactly what we wanted and delivered!
we were honored to have april "officiate" and a part of our special day.
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yanks143
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
April.
Tom and I loved the ceremony you wrote for us. We have received so many compliments on the ceremony and your speaking voice. We loved working with you and having you officiate the most important day of our lives. After minutes of meeting you I knew you were it and you did not dissapont at all. I cant appreciate enough your guidance and help through all this. I know we will never forget you. THANK YOU a million.
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AdNik2524
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
April was truly a blessing to work with. She made this day easy and comfortable. She even helped on other areas of the day that needed opnions on. We really feel blessed to have April enter us into our new lives.
Services Used: Officiant
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cbeltran
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
April was amazing in every facet of her job. From the outset, she made it clear that she would create/perform a ceremony that would really be custom tailored to us as a couple, and she was able to capture "our story" and translate that to all of our family and friends in a ceremony that blew everyone away. She was always there for any questions/concerns during the planning process, and was always flexible with any changes that we wanted to make or meetings that we had to schedule. She couldn't have been more helpful with the development of the ceremony and the license/name change process and was always there to support us.
Services Used: Officiant
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Thecolefamily
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
April made our wedding magnificent! I wouldn't change a thing even if I could! She was so helpful with ideas of personalizing our wedding and making it fit our style. This was truely better than I could have ever imagined! And to top it all off she gave us information on the name changing process. What more could you ask for?
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TJT
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
April was really able to pickup on our vibe and from that fabricate a ceremony that was really a great fit for us. She was so easy to work with and we could tell she really enjoys what she does which makes all the difference.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I have to say that all of our guests have never been to a wedding service outside of a religious venue and were not too sure what to expect. They loved the idea that April took time to know us and was able to take that knowledge and create our own fairy tale. If you want something different then your plan old wedding- this is the wat to go!
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fabiani507
Wedding:
3/26/2010
5.0/5.0
April did an amazing job at my wedding ceremony on 3/26. The first time I read the draft of the ceremony I was in tears. She really put in effort in making sure our ceremony really reflected the love me and my husband shared. The day of the ceremony I was so emotional listening to Apil read the ceremony, it was so beautfiul. The ceremony was funny and heartfelt. So happy I chose April to be my officiant, she is a wonderful person!
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AmandaPaul
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
April was wonderful! She created such a touching and fitting ceremony that truly captured our spirit. She included all of the elements that we wanted in our ceremony. April respected our wishes to create a ceremony that represented us as a couple and our relationship. I can't tell you how many family members and friends were impressed and inspired by her service.
Thanks again, Amanda and Paul
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wiccagal
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful woman to perform our wedding!!!.. everything was done as we wanted ... she walked us threw every step of the way..she had great ideas to add on to what we wanted as well...it was customized to our exact specifications and last minute changes were done with ease!!!! the wedding went so smoothly she took so much stress and pressure off of us!!!! i was ecstatic with the way the ceremony turned out and received so much praise for such a heartfelt, unique, and fun celebration!!!! there really aren't enough words to express how overjoyed i was with April!!!! this wedding has gone down in the history books as one of the greatest weddings ever and that is a direct quote from many our guests!!! she brought such compassion and enthusiasm to our wedding she even touched the toughest of characters we had and brought a tear to my groom, a man whom i have Never seen cry... what can i say aside from the fact that she is AMAZING!!!! and we will definitely hire her again when we decide to renew our vows down the road.... i'm in awe of her awesomeness!!!!
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rnowick
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We found April through Celebrant USA and right off the bat she was a perfect match. She was very responsive via both email and phone. At our first meeting April shared with us what her service covered and outlined the process. She is really easy to work with and very good at explaining everything and answering our questions. She really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our wedding ceremony. She did not have a set adgenda, which was really important to us. A few days before the wedding we met with her to do a quick run through of our ceremony because we were not having a rehearsal. The day of she was on time and worked with our large bridal party (which included 3 children) with ease. Overall I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a non-religious ceremony!
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Diana
Wedding:
10/12/2009
5.0/5.0
April is attentive, kind and the utmost professional to work with. She worked with us to create a personalized ceremony for us that truly reflected who we are as a couple. Our wedding ceremony was so beautiful and we thank April from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to create such a perfect ceremony. We have received numerous comments from guests that it was simply the best ceremony they have ever seen. April, you are the best at what you do and worth every penny!
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Jen & Serg
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
April was nothing short of phenomenal. Our ceremony was so warm, loving, and funny - everything we had wanted and much much more. She not only touched us with the ceremony - all of our guests were raving about how beautiful our ceremony was and how they'd never been to anything like that before. April really "got" us, and it really came through. The ceremony was so personal and wonderful. She made the most important day of our lives extra special, and we are SO glad that we chose her as our officiant! Thank you so so so much April!
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Joe'sMom
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Dear April,
I just wanted to send you a thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for my son Joe and his lovely bride Lauren!
You made it personal & fun but still kept enough tradition to satisfy the parents!
With Lauren being in the hospital with a kidney stone only 2 days before the wedding you really helped to ease her anxiety!
I also want to thank you personally for helping me "enjoy the moment" and not focus on taking pictures! that was really wise advise!

Thank you again for your kindness, concern and calmness!
I still smile when I think back on my son's wedding day!
It was truly one of the most special days of our life!

Sincerely,
Rosetta Gratkowski
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Carlieanne
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
April worked closely with us for over 6 months prior to our wedding. She made sure our ceremony was personal and romantic, without being cheesy or boring.

All of our friends and family, even our wedding coordinator, gushed about how great our ceremony was! Choosing to work with April was the best choice we made in all of our wedding planning! April's voice is so calm and beautiful, and perfect for speaking in front of a crowd.
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Tooler14
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
April was wonderful to work with right from the start. As soon as we met with her we knew she was the one we wanted to perform our ceremony. We would highly recommend her.
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Jeannette
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
April Beer was incredible! She made all of our wedding dreams come true! It is over a month since our wedding and people are still commenting on how personal our wedding was and that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been too! April made that happen for us!
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andrea
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
i first met april in february of 2008 when she married my cousin. both my husband and i were completely taken back by her. she performed a personalized ceremony. when my husband and i were planning our wedding, we knew from the start that april was for us. our ceremony was beautiful and our guests left knowing more about us as a couple. she made for a truly memorable experience for both my cousin and us. I would highly recommend april beer.
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Matt
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
April was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a warm personality and expertly created the most wonderful & memorable ceremony that we could have hoped for. It really helped to set a celebratory & joyous tone for our wedding & so many people commented on how touched they were by the words in the ceremony.

April is truly magical in her ability to weave together the story of the couple getting married, and her delivery is Oscar Worthy & at all times professional. We could not have asked for better. April definitely started our married life together off on the best footing possible.
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Stefanie
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
April was so fantastic to work with from the very first phone call to well after the ceremony. She wanted to really know about our love and the romantic and silly details about us, which she used in our ceremony. Our guests were moved from laughter to tears throughout the ceremony and we heard for weeks about April and how great she was as our celebrant. In fact, we've already given her info to a few people who want to use her for their special celebrations, not just weddings! Also, after the wedding she made sure we had all the info at our fingertips to get our documents from the town of Long Branch making the after-wedding work much easier. She even sent us pictures her husband took and they are as good as a professional photographer's photographs (a little bonus to having April!). We love her dedication to our love and celebrating it in the most happy, meaningful way...she really is something special.
Services Used: Officiant
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rloxterman
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Prior to our wedding, my husband and I debated seriously about paying for an officiant for our wedding or perhaps saving some money on our budget by going with a licensed friend/family member. After hearing so many horror stories from fellow brides who had chosen a non-professional officiant, we decided to start interviewing with different professional officiants. April was only our second interview, but as soon as we met with her we knew she would be great. Truly, April Beer was wonderful as the officiant for our wedding in June 2009. Not only was she helpful and creative with ideas leading up to the big day, but on the day of she really helped keep everyone calm and informed as to what was happening. April also got to know us by assigning us wedding homework, which at the time seemed daunting, but really helped her get to know us (so much so that guests thought we somehow knew her outside of just a professional/client relationship). She put together a wonderful "love story" that kept our guests entertained, which was great as so many people dread sitting through a boring snooze of a ceremony, and impressed both me and my husband. April was also really flexible for our rehearsal the day before as we had some booking conflict issues with the ceremony location people and had to make it much earlier than originally planned. After the ceremony, we got comments from so many guests about how original and wonderful our ceremony was, which was exactly what my husband and I were hoping for. Whether you want a ceremony that is traditional, light-hearted, romantic, or just fun April will undoubtedly get the job done and provide a spectacular service that no one will forget. It is definitely worth it!
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Tutu
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
April has a vibrant and warm personality, which made her wonderful to work with! She was very patient, attentive and personable from the moment we met her. She had the challenge of marrying a Chinese Buddhist bride to a Cuban Catholic groom, both of whom wanted to pay tribute to their respective cultures. Nevertheless, she asked us all the right questions to create a beautiful, intimate and unique ceremony for us. There was a huge outpouring of emotions from our guests, with tears and laughter--exactly as we had hoped and asked for!
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Erin
Wedding:
4/17/2009
5.0/5.0
April created a service that was better than what we could have hoped for. She had our guests both laughing and crying and tailored the ceremony and customs to what we wanted as a couple. She perfectly represented us. Several guests told me throughout the night how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and it was one of the best they had heard.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Enough can't be said for how wonderful April was for our wedding. She was professional, graceful and calming. She really worked with us on what we were comfortable with being in our ceremony and wrote a beautiful sermon that fit us as a couple. Always making herself available to us when we needed her April was really the glue that held everything together behind the scenes. We received so many compliments (and possibly an officiant for one of my bridesmaids!) on her poise and kind delivery on such a special day for us. I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the perfect officiant for their perfect day.
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kristykins79@aol.com
Wedding:
3/20/2009
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely wonderful. She provided the uniqueness and personalization we were looking for inour ceremony. Our ceremony was truly our love story told inour words by April. Family and friends were extremely impressed with our ceremony...everyone is asking for their own copy of it! April was easy going, helpful and dedicated to giving us the best wedding ceremony ever.
Services Used: Officiant
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funyladez
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
A marriage is meant to be forever and the wedding ceremony is an expression of the love and commentment a couple makes to each. Like everyone else, we wanted a dream and APRIL BEER exceeded our expectations with her beautifully designed custom ceremony. This was especially significant, because we are a same sex couple. April worked with us every step of the way and she made our dreams come to life as she presided over the ceremony. Our guests were touched by the creative ideas April incorporated into the ceremony along with ours. It was a one of a kind event and we would highly recommend her services.

L & M
Cheverly, MD
Services Used: Officiant
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Luda
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
April is phenomenal. She listens, she understands, she made our ceremony unique and special. Everyone at the wedding commented on how wonderfully personalized the ceremony was. We are forever grateful to April.
Services Used: Officiant
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Joe
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
April Beer is extremely exceptional. I would recommend her to everyone!
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lisa
Wedding:
12/21/2008
5.0/5.0
April Beer performed an amazing ceremony for my husband and me. She took the time to get to know us and our ceremony was personal as a result. April is responsive, sensitive, and I recommend her to anyone getting married.
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Glenn
Wedding:
12/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Without a doubt, having April Beer as our wedding officiant was the best thing we ever did for our wedding. She was so gracious, warm, considerate and the way she told our story was just so heartfelt. It was perfect and she did an outstanding job. I highly recommend that anyone who needs an officiant for their wedding to use her. You will not be disappointed.

Glenn & Kimberly Collucci
Services Used: Officiant
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
April did such a wonderful job at our wedding. She created a ceremony that truly represented me and my husband. Four months later people are still raving about how beautiful everything was. I would highly recommend April for any kind of ceremony. She listens, is professional, and is one of the nicest people we have ever worked with. Thanks again for making our wedding ceremony so special!
Services Used: Officiant
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PatriciaJ
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
April is 5 stars all around, no question about it! She made us feel so comfortable from the minute we met her. We did not want a typical church ceremony. We wanted something special and that was exactly what we got. To this day, months later everyone we see who was at our ceremony and reception comments on how wonderful a ceremony it was, that they'd never heard anything like it before and how they got to know a little more about each of us. (Many said it was the 1st ceremony they'd been at that didn't bore them, they were interested in it all) April was always there for us, and truly makes your ceremony how you like it, included what you want and leaves out what you don't. She's attentive to details and will beautifully script your ceremony 100% to your liking. We recommend her 110%!!
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susan
Wedding:
11/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Created the exact wedding ceremony that my husband and I envisioned!! Wonderful to work with, great personality and very patient :)
Services Used: Officiant
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KJH
Wedding:
11/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Words really cannot express how happy we were to have April perform our ceremony. She is as professional as she is pleasant, loving and warm. Our celebration was put together rather quickly and we would not have been able to have such a wonderful day without her. We left a lot in her hands and she handled it all beautifully. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her for one of the most important days of your life. Thank you April!
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tammyz
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Everybody loved April!! Our guests were raving about her beautiful voice and her warm and loving nature. We felt very comfortable at our first meeting and I knew immediately that she was the person we wanted to perform our ceremony. April's communication and level of professionalism was excellent from start to finish. And the ceremony, well that was more beautiful than I had ever imagined it would be. Bryan and I were extremely satisfied and very pleased with our decision to have April Beer as our officiant! We would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to have a personal, intimate, and beautiful ceremony.

Bryan and Tammy Zagaro
October 26, 2008
Services Used: Officiant
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/24/2008
5.0/5.0
April Beer was a pleasure to work with. She made our ceremony everything we wanted--warm, unique, loving, light-hearted, and we received countless compliments from our guests!
Services Used: Officiant
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ssunshine15
Wedding:
10/17/2008
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank April enough for what we describe the perfect ceremony. People loved hearing about our story and how we met, feel in love etc. It was truly unique! And best of all April worked with us to convey what we wanted to do. She wrote the entire ceremony from scratch and let us review and make any changes we felt were necessary.
The experience was amazing!! our guest are still talking about her - Many people thought she had know us for years when indeed we just met a few months ago. She is a good storyteller and people were hanging on her every word. There were many laughs and many tears through out.

You will not be disappointed if you hire April!!!!
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Aniurka
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
April provided my husband Jim and I with the most beautiful ceremony. We couldn't of imagined that it would be so perfect. April provided a very peaceful, spiritual, light hearted, personal and sincerly loving atmosphere.Her voice in itself is so soothing and comforting. Many of our family and friends expressed how they felt captivated by April's voice and they praised her contribution to our very special day. April has given us a a gift that we will treasure always. Kudos to April for being able to combine her obvious love of life, spirituality,and overall peaceful manner into such a significicant role...what a wonderful thing.
For those smart enough to have chosen April for their life ceremonies, in their lives she holds a special place. We are so very thankful for April having set the tone to what turned out to be our favorite day...so far :)
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Amy D'Alessandro
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
April was AMAZING. she helped us make the day SO special. I still hear people talk about our wedding ceremony as so fresh, fun and alive! April gave us great guidance and knew how to create a beautiful event that would warm people's hearts. Everyone laughed and cried and laughed some more!
Services Used: Officiant
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Vivian
Wedding:
5/2/2008
5.0/5.0
April is a one-of-a-kind! I absolutely loved working with her. We were only supposed to have a simple Civil Union, but she personalized it and made it so memorable for me and my husband. Often times we look back and remember it as our mini-wedding. She was incredible and was willing to help every step of the way. She helped us write our own vows and create a ceremony that we will never forget.
Services Used: Officiant
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mrsh1107
Wedding:
11/11/2007
5.0/5.0
From my first conversation with April, I fell "in love" with her - was extremely comfortable and loved how she incorporated mine and my husbands heritages and added a personal touch with a wonderful ceremony that she wrote for us!
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seashel03
Wedding:
9/14/2007
5.0/5.0
April gets to know her couples as individuals and as a couple. My husband and I met her once and knew we didn't have to look any further. We wanted our wedding to be different and April provided so many amazing ideas! We could not have been happier with our ceremony. April is pleasant, professional, and so very talented.
Services Used: Officiant
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nicbroz
Wedding:
11/5/2006
5.0/5.0
April was wonderful! We received an overwhelmingly positive response from our guests about the ceremony. April shared our story and our love for each other beautifully!
Services Used: Officiant
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/30/2006
5.0/5.0
My husband Darrell and I were blown away by what April facilitated for us, by her presence, by how she time lined our relationship. Everyone noted that they have never been to a ceremony like this and that they were captivated. We feel blessed in the destiny that brought us to her. April melded sacred, traditional and us, into a cohesive ceremony that was wonderfully genuine. April honored our love in her commitment, presentation and warmth, and have all our love for uniting us.
Services Used: Officiant
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cb0000
Wedding:
9/2/2006
5.0/5.0
April is warm, thoughtful and LOVES love. I've never met anyone who enjoys hearing about your love story as much as she does. April asked us AMAZING questions and made our ceremony specifically for us. As a matter of fact, my mother in law told me that everyone should have to answer her questions by law before getting married! We couldn't have been happier with her level of service, professionalism and how the ceremony turned out. Several guests have commented (even now 2 years later) that our ceremony was the most touching, personal ceremony they have ever seen. We even saw non-criers with tears in their eyes.
Services Used: Officiant
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Jackie
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.9/5.0
April is a pleasure to work with. My husband is more reserved than I am so I was reluctant to hire her upon our first meeting without getting his feedback. When we left the meeting he asked me why I didn't hire her on the spot! During the whole process, she was great! She responed whenever I reached out to her and made our ceremony more than we ever could have imagined! I had so many compliments from my guests, some even said it was the best ceremony that they've ever been to!
Services Used: Officiant
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Christopher & Laurie Meeske
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.9/5.0
April did a wonderful job helping us craft the ceremony, and performing the ceremony on the actual day. She was easy to work with and put together a wedding ceremony that was exactly what we had been looking for. We would definitely recommend her services to others!

- Christopher and Laurie Meeske
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Marjorie
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.9/5.0
She provided us with exactly what we wanted with the creativity to know how to give us what we didn't know we wanted! We love April, she has the right amount of cheer and enthusiasm a celebrant needs and the smarts to make it work well. The put up with our busy schedules and kept us on track. We would choose her again.
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Lizette
Wedding:
6/22/2012
4.8/5.0
April was our officiant in June 2012. She was very helpful in creating the ceremony that was the best suited for us. And her fee is extremely affordable.
April had a wonderful presence... kind and sweet. She also helped with some great advise in all of our questions we had for her, with all of her honesty. She earned our deepest respect and love. We are very grateful for having had her as our officiant.
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Alison
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.7/5.0
April was great to work with and did a great job putting together everything we wanted to represent in our ceremony. We did not want a traditional ceremony and wanted to incorporate a lot of different ideas and April did this perfectly. Countless guests have commented on how great and different the ceremony was and it was so refreshing to go to a wedding where there wasn't a typical ceremony that guests have grown too used to. I would recommend April to anyone and everyone looking for an officiant that can tailor the ceremony to your needs and make it warm, loving and memorable. She is fantastic and will cherish our memory of the ceremony for years to come!
Services Used: Officiant
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gugupaulo
Wedding:
3/21/2009
4.7/5.0
excellent
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PCarroll
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.6/5.0
April Beer was a pleasure to engage with and was truely perfect for the mood and tone we wanted to set for our special day. She provided all the materials we could need to construct our vows and listened intently to our suggestions and desires. Each interaction leading up to and including the wedding day was pleasant and professional. At the same time, you could really see how much she cared about "our day".
Services Used: Officiant
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dyg201
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.6/5.0
April was very nice to work with. The only issue I had was she called my husband by the wrong name the first 3 times she said it during the ceremony. We can laugh about it now, but it was a little upsetting at the time!
Services Used: Officiant
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Valerie Ann
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.5/5.0
April Beer is a wonderful person she listens and guides you through any and everything. She has a very warm personality and went above and beyond for us during the confusing final hours prior to the ceremony. My parents are looking to book her for the 25th anniversary. After meeting April and seeing her work first hand she has inspired them to renew their vows on their 25th.
Services Used: Officiant
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Allyson
Wedding:
5/3/2009
2.8/5.0
We enjoyed working with April.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
My fiance and I were interested in hiring April since we wanted a non-denominational officiant to marry us. I have to say that I was a bit turned off by her first impression. She meets clients at a local cafe, but I did not expect her to eat while with us. In my opinion it was very unprofessional...and gross! I rationalized that some people have their own little "quirks" and that this wouldn’t affect the wedding, so we signed with her. She seemed pleasant and accommodating. We liked that we could customize our ceremony and that she could assist us in writing our vows. She also stated that her husband joins her at EVERY wedding to take photos and that she would give us copies (he never came). A month before the wedding we received the rough draft of our wedding ceremony script. I was quite disappointed with it and basically revised the entire thing. Also, very close to our wedding date I told her twice that I was worried that I still hadn’t begun my vows, but she was of no help. But at our rehearsal my fiance and I were incredibly surprised by the attitude that April had with one of our family members. My fiance’s sister merely asked if anyone should fix my gown at any particular time in the ceremony. And to our dismay April's response was very cocky, VERY uncalled for. She snapped that she didn't get that far yet, and had the gall to say, "I've done a few of these before. I know what I’m doing.”, all with a sarcastic smile! I let it go because I wasn't about to get into a quarrel on the eve of our wedding. To our disappointment much more of April's poor demeanor came out at our wedding, but we only learned about it afterwards. The weather was quite poor on our wedding day and we had an outdoor ceremony planned, which nearly took place inside. Thank god for our beloved DJ, Danny C., who tracked the status of the weather on his phone like a fiend. Although our ceremony had recently been set up inside Danny told us that we now had a chance to quickly move it outside. Our DJ NEVER gave up hope and always kept our wants in his heart. He instructed the groomsmen to dry the chairs, he broke down all his music equipment and reassembled it outside, and he even passed out the programs! We were later told that April rolled her eyes in annoyance when she heard that the ceremony was moving outside, she complained that she doesn’t do outdoor ceremonies in the rain (obviously!), and that once it is started outside she would have to finish it outside regardless. She went on another power trip and barked that this was her job, in which our DJ replied that he will do ANYTHING to give the bride and groom what they want! Because of the TREMENDOUS efforts of our DJ and of our friends and family, our ceremony was SUCCESSFULLY outside! It just goes to show that some vendors really do value their customers…and some clearly do not and perhaps just see them as a paycheck. We even encountered further problems after the wedding when April e-mailed us the address to the wrong municipal building to pick up our marriage license, and then once we arrived at the correct location we found out that she had written the wrong wedding date to be processed on our license! Then the town had to resubmit the marriage license back to the state to be corrected. April sent an e-mail apologizing for both mistakes (in July), saying “This is not how I conduct business and to make up for all the aggravation I am sending back the tip I received, next week.” We have yet to see that tip.
Services Used: Officiant

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