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Ceremonies By Design

Blue Mounds , WI
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Blue Mounds, WI 53517 US (map)

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608-335-3627

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ABOUT US

I provide personalized and meaningful ceremonies that will give you a lifetime of memories to cherish. Every couple is unique and your wedding ceremony should reflect who you are and the... Read more
I provide personalized and meaningful ceremonies that will give you a lifetime of memories to cherish. Every couple is unique and your wedding ceremony should reflect who you are and the journey that brought you to your special day. That's why I create each ceremony individually so that it's your wedding, just the way you want it. Tasteful. Meaningful. Personal.

Just the way you’ve dreamed.

I am Reverend Joan Pape. Please allow me the honor of serving as your coach, collaborator and confidante as we design a uniquely profound ceremony to honor and celebrate your marriage.

Just the way you want.

Just the way you’ve dreamed. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Catholic, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination

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Emily
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Joan is a wonderful person who is very talented! As soon as we met with her we knew that she could create the ceremony we always dreamed of. The ceremony actually turned out even more beautiful than I ever imagined! We received sooooo many compliments on our service! Even some family members that were upset that it wasn't going to be very religious, really loved it! My maid of honor, who really dislikes weddings, cried when she read the ceremony draft ahead of time! Joan had great suggestions and ideas throughout the planning process and kept tweaking the draft until we had it exactly how we wanted it. I was really dreading creating a ceremony, but she made it a very simple process! She emailed us tons of readings and vows for ideas and options, which was great so that we didn't have to spend time researching them online. I just can't even express how happy we are that we chose Joan to create our ceremony! We really wanted a personalized service that told our love story, and that's exactly what we got! We couldn't be happier and would HIGHLY recommend Ceremonies By Design!
Joan is a wonderful person who is very talented! As soon as we met with her we knew that she could create the ceremony we Read more...
Joan is a wonderful person who is very talented! As soon as we met with her we knew that she could create the ceremony we always dreamed of. The ceremony actually turned out even more beautiful than I ever imagined! We received sooooo many compliments on our service! Even some family members that were upset that it wasn't going to be very religious, really loved it! My maid of honor, who really dislikes weddings, cried when she read the ceremony draft ahead of time! Joan had great suggestions and ideas throughout the planning process and kept tweaking the draft until we had it exactly how we wanted it. I was really dreading creating a ceremony, but she made it a very simple process! She emailed us tons of readings and vows for ideas and options, which was great so that we didn't have to spend time researching them online. I just can't even express how happy we are that we chose Joan to create our ceremony! We really wanted a personalized service that told our love story, and that's exactly what we got! We couldn't be happier and would HIGHLY recommend Ceremonies By Design! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Joan is an amazing officiant. We are so glad that we chose her to do our ceremony. From our first phone call, my husband and I felt very comfortable with her. She was really easy to work with while planning our ceremony. Being out of state, our ability to meet with her was limited, but she worked with us so we could meet before the big day. She was very knowledgable about our wedding location and all the ins and outs for the day ahead of us. I had absolutely no worries the day of because I knew that Joan had everything covered.
Joan is an amazing officiant. We are so glad that we chose her to do our ceremony. From our first phone call, my husband Read more...
Joan is an amazing officiant. We are so glad that we chose her to do our ceremony. From our first phone call, my husband and I felt very comfortable with her. She was really easy to work with while planning our ceremony. Being out of state, our ability to meet with her was limited, but she worked with us so we could meet before the big day. She was very knowledgable about our wedding location and all the ins and outs for the day ahead of us. I had absolutely no worries the day of because I knew that Joan had everything covered. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Rev Joan Pape couldn't have gone any smoother. We were looking for a non-denomination experience, one that afforded us a high degree of flexibility as we incorporated the baptism of three of our children into our wedding ceremony. It came across fluid and seamless. It was great. Rev Joan Pape had helpful suggestions along the way that added nice touches to our day.
Our experience with Rev Joan Pape couldn't have gone any smoother. We were looking for a non-denomination experience, one Read more...
Our experience with Rev Joan Pape couldn't have gone any smoother. We were looking for a non-denomination experience, one that afforded us a high degree of flexibility as we incorporated the baptism of three of our children into our wedding ceremony. It came across fluid and seamless. It was great. Rev Joan Pape had helpful suggestions along the way that added nice touches to our day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Joan was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I contacted Joan for our civil ceremony in December knowing that we were also going to have a full ceremony with all our friends and family again in August. Joan created two unique ceremonies to fit both events.

She made the whole process so easy and took the stressors of planning the ceremony script off of us. Just by answering a few questions about ourselves, individually and as a couple, and letting her know the feel that we were going for, she put together a ceremony that was not only beautiful but extremely special to us as well!

I am so happy that we made the decision to go with Ceremonies by Design. I recommend them to everyone, especially if you want a ceremony that is specific to you, your spouse, your family, and your special day.
Joan was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I contacted Joan for our civil ceremony in December knowing that Read more...
Joan was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I contacted Joan for our civil ceremony in December knowing that we were also going to have a full ceremony with all our friends and family again in August. Joan created two unique ceremonies to fit both events.

She made the whole process so easy and took the stressors of planning the ceremony script off of us. Just by answering a few questions about ourselves, individually and as a couple, and letting her know the feel that we were going for, she put together a ceremony that was not only beautiful but extremely special to us as well!

I am so happy that we made the decision to go with Ceremonies by Design. I recommend them to everyone, especially if you want a ceremony that is specific to you, your spouse, your family, and your special day. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very happy on the ceremony and how she kept a big smile on her face .
We were very happy on the ceremony and how she kept a big smile on her face .
We were very happy on the ceremony and how she kept a big smile on her face . Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Both Joan and Karen were wonderful! They were very professional and did their best to make sure our special day went smoothly. Can't thank them enough for their help!
Both Joan and Karen were wonderful! They were very professional and did their best to make sure our special day went Read more...
Both Joan and Karen were wonderful! They were very professional and did their best to make sure our special day went smoothly. Can't thank them enough for their help! Read less
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Amirah
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Joan was great! She is sensitive to all backgrounds and is extremely professional. She cares about making the ceremony a perfect fit for the couple and their families. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Joan was great! She is sensitive to all backgrounds and is extremely professional. She cares about making the ceremony a Read more...
Joan was great! She is sensitive to all backgrounds and is extremely professional. She cares about making the ceremony a perfect fit for the couple and their families. I would hire her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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James
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Rev. Joan after an online search and reading reviews on wedding sites such as this one. My fiancee (now wife!) and I did not want a religious wedding and were considering justices of the peace when we saw Rev. Joan and Ceremonies By Design. Rev. Joan was incredibly helpful, flexible, and responsive throughout the planning for our ceremony - including helping keep us on track in a very gentle manner when we got a bit swamped. We went into the process without a lot of upfront notions of what we wanted, aside from it being secular and personal. Rev. Joan helped us establish a solid starting point by discussing options and common elements with us at our first meeting. We went back and forth probably 3 - 4 times with suggestions/changes, via email, as we tweaked that initial framework. Come the wedding day, the ceremony was truly unique and we wouldn't change a thing about it; though our wedding was small and pretty simple, Rev. Joan was also a big help in terms of orchestrating people and events - that took a lot of stress off before and during, and is not something you get with a justice of the peace. We received many comments afterwards about how relaxed and enjoyable our ceremony was, and how much a reflection of us as a couple it turned out to be. All in all, Rev. Joan & Ceremonies By Design helped make the most critical part of our wedding day a true joy!!
We found Rev. Joan after an online search and reading reviews on wedding sites such as this one. My fiancee (now wife!) Read more...
We found Rev. Joan after an online search and reading reviews on wedding sites such as this one. My fiancee (now wife!) and I did not want a religious wedding and were considering justices of the peace when we saw Rev. Joan and Ceremonies By Design. Rev. Joan was incredibly helpful, flexible, and responsive throughout the planning for our ceremony - including helping keep us on track in a very gentle manner when we got a bit swamped. We went into the process without a lot of upfront notions of what we wanted, aside from it being secular and personal. Rev. Joan helped us establish a solid starting point by discussing options and common elements with us at our first meeting. We went back and forth probably 3 - 4 times with suggestions/changes, via email, as we tweaked that initial framework. Come the wedding day, the ceremony was truly unique and we wouldn't change a thing about it; though our wedding was small and pretty simple, Rev. Joan was also a big help in terms of orchestrating people and events - that took a lot of stress off before and during, and is not something you get with a justice of the peace. We received many comments afterwards about how relaxed and enjoyable our ceremony was, and how much a reflection of us as a couple it turned out to be. All in all, Rev. Joan & Ceremonies By Design helped make the most critical part of our wedding day a true joy!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you are considering working with Joan - do it! You will not be disappointed with her clam demeanor, attention to detail/schedule, and of course her ability to craft a unique ceremony that reflects on your personal love story! Joan also gently encouraged us to try to write our own vows (this isn't something we thought we wanted to do out loud). But I can't thank her enough for the encouragement. Our family and friends said that our vows were the most special part of the ceremony. Our ceremony was non-denominational/civil and Joan was more than we could have hoped for. Enjoy working with her on your wedding day.
If you are considering working with Joan - do it! You will not be disappointed with her clam demeanor, attention to Read more...
If you are considering working with Joan - do it! You will not be disappointed with her clam demeanor, attention to detail/schedule, and of course her ability to craft a unique ceremony that reflects on your personal love story! Joan also gently encouraged us to try to write our own vows (this isn't something we thought we wanted to do out loud). But I can't thank her enough for the encouragement. Our family and friends said that our vows were the most special part of the ceremony. Our ceremony was non-denominational/civil and Joan was more than we could have hoped for. Enjoy working with her on your wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed working with Joan - she was professional, easy to work with, and very organized. We wrote our own vows, added readings into the ceremony by family members, and worked in a unique element at the last minute, which made the ceremony perfect for us. She was attentive through every change, and we had multiple compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. We are very happy that we chose Joan to officiate our wedding.
We enjoyed working with Joan - she was professional, easy to work with, and very organized. We wrote our own vows, added Read more...
We enjoyed working with Joan - she was professional, easy to work with, and very organized. We wrote our own vows, added readings into the ceremony by family members, and worked in a unique element at the last minute, which made the ceremony perfect for us. She was attentive through every change, and we had multiple compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. We are very happy that we chose Joan to officiate our wedding. Read less
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Promo Code: MILDISC2012   $42 Value
If either the bride or groom (or both) are active in the military, I offer a 10% discount off my officiant services. It's just my small way of giving back and expressing my sincere gratitude for the dedication all members of the military give to all of us in the U.S.
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