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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc.

Bedminster , NJ

LOCATION

59 Cheswich Court
Bedminster, NJ 07921 US

PHONE

908-781-0470

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Reverend John Graf, Jr. and Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. is here for you. As you plan your special day, you'll be looking for the perfect wedding officiant to help make your ceremony... Read more
Reverend John Graf, Jr. and Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. is here for you. As you plan your special day, you'll be looking for the perfect wedding officiant to help make your ceremony special, warm, memorable and entirely personal.

Over the past 15 years as a Non-Denominational Minister, I have performed more than 2,000 wedding ceremonies and civil unions -- working with couples of all faiths and cultures. However, I don't just perform the ceremony -- I help create the ceremony. Whether it's a civil, spiritual or religious ceremony, my experience will bring the most important parts of your relationship into the service, so together we will make your wedding or civil union personally and deeply meaningful as you commit yourselves to each other. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend John is not only a great officiant, but truly a great person as well. When we met Rev. John for the first time for lunch, it seemed like he was an old friend we'd known forever. We immediately knew he was the perfect person to marry us, and we are so glad we chose him as our officiant.

Rev. John helped us create the perfect ceremony: short and sweet, yet meaningful and personal. My favorite part was that he concluded the ceremony with a personal story about me and Shaun which we had shared when we first met him.

Rev. John is someone who truly loves his couples, and goes above and beyond to make their ceremony special. I would choose Reverend John again and again; in fact - I will - for baptisms and other life events down the road. :)
Reverend John is not only a great officiant, but truly a great person as well. When we met Rev. John for the first time Read more...
Reverend John is not only a great officiant, but truly a great person as well. When we met Rev. John for the first time for lunch, it seemed like he was an old friend we'd known forever. We immediately knew he was the perfect person to marry us, and we are so glad we chose him as our officiant.

Rev. John helped us create the perfect ceremony: short and sweet, yet meaningful and personal. My favorite part was that he concluded the ceremony with a personal story about me and Shaun which we had shared when we first met him.

Rev. John is someone who truly loves his couples, and goes above and beyond to make their ceremony special. I would choose Reverend John again and again; in fact - I will - for baptisms and other life events down the road. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Graf played a key role in making our wedding day truly special. He listened to us, got to know us and provided us with a personalized service that was exactly what we wanted and fit our personalities and our dreams to a tee. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
Rev. Graf played a key role in making our wedding day truly special. He listened to us, got to know us and provided us Read more...
Rev. Graf played a key role in making our wedding day truly special. He listened to us, got to know us and provided us with a personalized service that was exactly what we wanted and fit our personalities and our dreams to a tee. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Listening to my couples is what I do BEST! As I learned from the first day that I became a Wedding Officiant -- The Bride & Groom should have THEIR WEDDING THEIR WAY!!! Glad I made your day extra special and personalized!!! Thanks for being you!
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Robyn
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Graff performed our wedding ceremony.
He was helpful with the planning process and made our day so special. He was funny and made us feel relaxed during a time when the butterflies were flying. The ceremony was beutiful and warm and everything I had hoped.

Thank you ,
Robyn & Jimi Hollenstein
Rev Graff performed our wedding ceremony.
He was helpful with the planning process and made our day so special. He Read more...
Rev Graff performed our wedding ceremony.
He was helpful with the planning process and made our day so special. He was funny and made us feel relaxed during a time when the butterflies were flying. The ceremony was beutiful and warm and everything I had hoped.

Thank you ,
Robyn & Jimi Hollenstein Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Robyn & Jimi:

I am glad that I made your wedding day personal and special for you! Here's hoping that the beauty of "butterflies" remain with you throughout your marriage. I especially loved the large flock of "love birds" that gathered out on the field behind The Stoney Brook Grille -- it was so beautiful!!! KEEP ON LAUGHING AND KEEP ON LOVING!
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Marci
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend John's name seemed to always bring great praise from those in the industry who knew him. I can now say they did not do him justice. He loves what he does and it shows! His warm and humorous personality was just the right fit for what we wanted to make our ceremony beautiful and lighthearted. Several of our guests actually asked "where did you find him”?! He performs a lot of weddings, but the amazing thing about John is you always have his full attention. You know the people who you meet and feel like you've known forever, well that's John. The time he took to get to know us really brought a personal and special touch to our wedding that is priceless.
Reverend John's name seemed to always bring great praise from those in the industry who knew him. I can now say they did Read more...
Reverend John's name seemed to always bring great praise from those in the industry who knew him. I can now say they did not do him justice. He loves what he does and it shows! His warm and humorous personality was just the right fit for what we wanted to make our ceremony beautiful and lighthearted. Several of our guests actually asked "where did you find him”?! He performs a lot of weddings, but the amazing thing about John is you always have his full attention. You know the people who you meet and feel like you've known forever, well that's John. The time he took to get to know us really brought a personal and special touch to our wedding that is priceless. Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Marci & Tom:

I am as good as the wedding couples that show the same love that I do to them! You both will hold a special place in my life and I look forward to continuing to be a part of your families. The Grove did you so well...boy was that Cocktail Reception I had the chance to attend SPECIAL!!! WOW!!! Have a wonderful holiday season and remember...KEEP ON LAUGHING & KEEP ON LOVING!!! Talk soon to schedule a post-wedding dinner together.
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Joe & Janet
Wedding:
10/27/2013
4.9/5.0
John was great. He also provided usefull helpful-hints along the way.
John was great. He also provided usefull helpful-hints along the way.
John was great. He also provided usefull helpful-hints along the way. Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Janet & Joe:

Thanks so much for lots of fun...I enjoyed dancing the night away with all those great dancer friends of yours! The Ministerman danced the night away! Hope to talk again soon and get together for a dance night out!
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Jane
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Reverend John Graf through our venue, The Bridgwater Manor. He was nothing short of pleasant from the first time we spoke on the phone through the actual day of our event. He felt like an old friend after our very first meeting and we just knew we were in the right hands. He got to know us through and through and made our ceremony the beautiful, personalized, love filled wedding we had always dreamed of. We have received so many compliments on the many personal touches we had in our ceremony. There wasn't a single dull moment and everything flowed perfectly. I couldn't be any happier with our decision to use John as our officiant. He truly helped make our wedding day a memorable experience and I would recommend him to anyone a hundred times over!!
We found Reverend John Graf through our venue, The Bridgwater Manor. He was nothing short of pleasant from the first time Read more...
We found Reverend John Graf through our venue, The Bridgwater Manor. He was nothing short of pleasant from the first time we spoke on the phone through the actual day of our event. He felt like an old friend after our very first meeting and we just knew we were in the right hands. He got to know us through and through and made our ceremony the beautiful, personalized, love filled wedding we had always dreamed of. We have received so many compliments on the many personal touches we had in our ceremony. There wasn't a single dull moment and everything flowed perfectly. I couldn't be any happier with our decision to use John as our officiant. He truly helped make our wedding day a memorable experience and I would recommend him to anyone a hundred times over!! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Jane & Jim:

I can't thank you enough for being so wonderful to work with. I look forward to our continued friendship...I will always be here for you!

I will remind you of the special words that your Uncle read to you (sharing it now with other couples). I loved this reading:

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
A promise...
Like a reward for persisting through life so long alone;
the belief in each other and the possibility of love;
a decision, to ignore or simply rise above the pain of the past;
the covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties; and the celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead.

For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team, braced against the tempest's of the world.

And love will always be the guiding force in your lives.
For tonight is mere formality – only an announcement to the world of feelings long held.

Promises made long ago – in the sacred space of your hearts.

KEEP ON LAUGHING & KEEP ON LOVING!!!
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Jillian
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
John is amazing, a pleasure to work with and overall just a wonderful person. He married my husband and we were blown away by how personal and heartfelt he made our ceremony. We received so many compliments about how touching our ceremony was and we owe that all to John! I would highly recommend his services to anyone and everyone!
John is amazing, a pleasure to work with and overall just a wonderful person. He married my husband and we were blown away Read more...
John is amazing, a pleasure to work with and overall just a wonderful person. He married my husband and we were blown away by how personal and heartfelt he made our ceremony. We received so many compliments about how touching our ceremony was and we owe that all to John! I would highly recommend his services to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Jillian & Brian:

Your wedding was a GRAND SLAM HOME RUN!!! From our very first meeting at Verve to the final dance at the wedding reception, I had a BALL working with you both!!! I look forward to many more fun times together. Thanks for allowing me to be such a special part of your wedding day!
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
John was excellent to work with! When we first met him, we immediately felt comfortable with him and knew we would be in good hands. Throughout the whole process he was always positive and helpful. I was a nervous bride the day of the wedding and as soon as he arrived I calmed down and knew he would make sure everything went smoothly. (It did!). My husband and I are from different faiths but John helped us to write a ceremony that combined both of our traditions.

Thank you, John for making our day so special!
John was excellent to work with! When we first met him, we immediately felt comfortable with him and knew we would be in Read more...
John was excellent to work with! When we first met him, we immediately felt comfortable with him and knew we would be in good hands. Throughout the whole process he was always positive and helpful. I was a nervous bride the day of the wedding and as soon as he arrived I calmed down and knew he would make sure everything went smoothly. (It did!). My husband and I are from different faiths but John helped us to write a ceremony that combined both of our traditions.

Thank you, John for making our day so special! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Stacy & Joe:

You were so much fun to work with and I had a blast at your wedding celebration! Thanks for the rave review and for being such great new friends. I look forward to seeing you down the road to have some more fun! Call me anytime! KEEP ON LAUGHING AND KEEP ON LOVING!!!
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Kate
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Graf was amazing! He was so responsive, well versed and fun. He accommodated us along the way and was always felxible with our schedule. He wanted to get to know us as a couple so he was able to reflect that during our ceremony. He ended up marrying my in-laws just a few months before our wedding- by pur coincidence- and it made our whoe process personal. Reverend Graf let us- and helped us- tailor our ceremony so it reflected us as a couple and it really paid off in the end. We felt like our story was all over the personalized ceremony process he provided us. Would recommendh him again to anyone getting married. It is THE most important part of the day and having someone you trust is super important. Thank you!
Reverend Graf was amazing! He was so responsive, well versed and fun. He accommodated us along the way and was always Read more...
Reverend Graf was amazing! He was so responsive, well versed and fun. He accommodated us along the way and was always felxible with our schedule. He wanted to get to know us as a couple so he was able to reflect that during our ceremony. He ended up marrying my in-laws just a few months before our wedding- by pur coincidence- and it made our whoe process personal. Reverend Graf let us- and helped us- tailor our ceremony so it reflected us as a couple and it really paid off in the end. We felt like our story was all over the personalized ceremony process he provided us. Would recommendh him again to anyone getting married. It is THE most important part of the day and having someone you trust is super important. Thank you! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Kate & Jonathan:

I love being part of your wedding -- and your family! I hope you will stay in touch so we can continue our friendship.

I leave you and the other readers with the words from your own ceremony...a reading that says it all:

I can only give you love that lasts forever;
and a promise to be near each time you call;
and the only heart I own;
for you and you alone.

I can only give you walks in springtime;
and a hand to hold when leaves begin to fall;
and a love whose burning light will warm the winter’s night.

There are those I am sure who have told you they would give you the world for a toy.

All I have are these arms to enfold you;
and a love even time can never destroy.

If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return,
you’ll be glad to know my demands are small.
Say it’s me that you’ll adore, for now and evermore.

And, if you’re wondering what I’m asking in return,
you’ll be glad to know that my demands are small.
Say it’s me that you’ll adore, for now and evermore.

That’s all; that’s all.

Love you guys,

John "The Ministerman"
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Rob
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend John did our wedding at the Bridgewater Manor in September. Our first meeting with him went very smoothly. We met at a convenient meeting place and reviewed ceremony options. He was on time and it was very easy to talk with him. It was very obvious at our rehearsal that Reverend John has done many weddings at the BM. He was very clear on where everyone needed to be and where they needed to go. We really liked the script that he does! Everything is listed in detail from beginning to end. Our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was. I have children from a previous marriage and my wife and I have a child, and the sand ceremony was a great way to symbolize the joining of all of us together. In summary, John was great and I would absolutely recommend him!
Reverend John did our wedding at the Bridgewater Manor in September. Our first meeting with him went very smoothly. We met Read more...
Reverend John did our wedding at the Bridgewater Manor in September. Our first meeting with him went very smoothly. We met at a convenient meeting place and reviewed ceremony options. He was on time and it was very easy to talk with him. It was very obvious at our rehearsal that Reverend John has done many weddings at the BM. He was very clear on where everyone needed to be and where they needed to go. We really liked the script that he does! Everything is listed in detail from beginning to end. Our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was. I have children from a previous marriage and my wife and I have a child, and the sand ceremony was a great way to symbolize the joining of all of us together. In summary, John was great and I would absolutely recommend him! Read less
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Ceremonial Weddings, Inc. responded with the following comments:

Joe & Janet:

Thank you for your kind words. I pride myself in being more than just a wedding officiant to my couples. I have worked hard these last 17 years to craft my wedding services and was glad that I was able to assist you in so many ways -- from the ceremony script to many other wedding tips. I had a blast attending your rehearsal dinner and getting to know you family personally and then attending your wedding reception and dancing the night away with so many of the professional Ballroom dancers I was sitting with. I'm ready for my audition for DANCING WITH THE STARS!!! HA-HA!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and definitely stay in touch so we can schedule a time to get together to go out dancing!!!
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