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Drew Wallen

Fort Lauderdale , FL

LOCATION

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 US

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954-475-8979
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Ruth
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Drew was great both during planning and on the day of the event.

He followed up quickly on calls and emails and assisted us greatly in obtaining the right feel for the ceremony.
There was the proper balance of scripture to make it a religious ceremony for one side without it being too much for the other side of the family.

Drew came looking sharp and he prepared well to deliver a great ceremony. He went out of his way to do a short part of the ceremony in Spanish and used the correct way of saying our names in Dutch and Spanish. I will say that Drew likes to improvise a little at times which I think makes the ceremony more fun in 99% of the cases.
Drew was great both during planning and on the day of the event.

He followed up quickly on calls and emails and Read more...
Drew was great both during planning and on the day of the event.

He followed up quickly on calls and emails and assisted us greatly in obtaining the right feel for the ceremony.
There was the proper balance of scripture to make it a religious ceremony for one side without it being too much for the other side of the family.

Drew came looking sharp and he prepared well to deliver a great ceremony. He went out of his way to do a short part of the ceremony in Spanish and used the correct way of saying our names in Dutch and Spanish. I will say that Drew likes to improvise a little at times which I think makes the ceremony more fun in 99% of the cases. Read less
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yellohype
Wedding:
6/9/2012
0.7/5.0
Drew Wallen went over the ceremony order with me and my husband over the phone and we agreed to a format that I then printed into wedding programs to hand out. When trying to touch base with him a week prior to the wedding, he had forgotten the order, did not have the copy of the wedding program I had emailed to him, and was brushing us off when we tried to confirm our ceremony details. I tried to tell myself that it was all going to be fine and that how badly could you stray from a set program? I then put my trust and faith in Drew Wallen to make our ceremony positive and memorable. HOWEVER, on our wedding day- I walked down the aisle happy, excited, and joyful. When I got to the front, Drew Wallen decided to STEP OUT IN FRONT of us, blocking us from our guests, and went off script on a long tangent about how "the bride is too set in her ways, she has to have things her way, etc etc for 5 more min", basically completely EMBARRASSING me and HUMILIATING me in front of our closest friends and family. My happiness immediately disappeared and was replaced with confusion, anger, and embarrassment. What he did was extremely unprofessional, rude, malicious, and disappointing. He has ruined our ceremony and our guests have continually mentioned to us how terrible it all sounded when he was on his soap box. I cannot express how sad this made me on my wedding day.. I hope that you pick an officiant who can work with brides in a professional manner and will keep his own personal opinions to himself while in the middle of your ceremony. Pick somebody you can trust and not somebody who could at any moment, ruin the happiest day of your life.
Drew Wallen went over the ceremony order with me and my husband over the phone and we agreed to a format that I then Read more...
Drew Wallen went over the ceremony order with me and my husband over the phone and we agreed to a format that I then printed into wedding programs to hand out. When trying to touch base with him a week prior to the wedding, he had forgotten the order, did not have the copy of the wedding program I had emailed to him, and was brushing us off when we tried to confirm our ceremony details. I tried to tell myself that it was all going to be fine and that how badly could you stray from a set program? I then put my trust and faith in Drew Wallen to make our ceremony positive and memorable. HOWEVER, on our wedding day- I walked down the aisle happy, excited, and joyful. When I got to the front, Drew Wallen decided to STEP OUT IN FRONT of us, blocking us from our guests, and went off script on a long tangent about how "the bride is too set in her ways, she has to have things her way, etc etc for 5 more min", basically completely EMBARRASSING me and HUMILIATING me in front of our closest friends and family. My happiness immediately disappeared and was replaced with confusion, anger, and embarrassment. What he did was extremely unprofessional, rude, malicious, and disappointing. He has ruined our ceremony and our guests have continually mentioned to us how terrible it all sounded when he was on his soap box. I cannot express how sad this made me on my wedding day.. I hope that you pick an officiant who can work with brides in a professional manner and will keep his own personal opinions to himself while in the middle of your ceremony. Pick somebody you can trust and not somebody who could at any moment, ruin the happiest day of your life. Read less
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Drew Wallen responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry Jean failed to listen to my positive comments at the opening of their ceremony. Her response is out of proportion to the situation and a most unfortunate failure to communicate. Please avoid me if you are likely to overreact to surprises and changes of plans.
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floridabride444
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
When I imagined my officiant, I knew I wanted someone with a great personality. Well, I certainly got it with Drew! I knew he had personality during the first phone conversation. We actually didn't meet him until the wedding day, but I felt like I already knew him. He really made the wedding entertaining and fun and, in the process, also very meaningful! He doesn't just read something that is written, he adlibs a lot, but that was the best part. He did a great job and helped make it a very memorable day! His price was quite reasonable and you could tell he enjoys doing this and he's good at it. I highly recommend him!
When I imagined my officiant, I knew I wanted someone with a great personality. Well, I certainly got it with Drew! I knew Read more...
When I imagined my officiant, I knew I wanted someone with a great personality. Well, I certainly got it with Drew! I knew he had personality during the first phone conversation. We actually didn't meet him until the wedding day, but I felt like I already knew him. He really made the wedding entertaining and fun and, in the process, also very meaningful! He doesn't just read something that is written, he adlibs a lot, but that was the best part. He did a great job and helped make it a very memorable day! His price was quite reasonable and you could tell he enjoys doing this and he's good at it. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Thank goodness we had Drew. He was very fun and laid back, like my husband and I. He was willing to do the ceremony with all our wants (well, basically nothing religious). We had a blast. Everyone enjoyed him. And he also stood out in the hot summer sun to marry us! :)
Thank goodness we had Drew. He was very fun and laid back, like my husband and I. He was willing to do the ceremony with Read more...
Thank goodness we had Drew. He was very fun and laid back, like my husband and I. He was willing to do the ceremony with all our wants (well, basically nothing religious). We had a blast. Everyone enjoyed him. And he also stood out in the hot summer sun to marry us! :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amy
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.5/5.0
Drew customized our ceremony to include some of my husbands Scottish background (handfasting ceremony).
Drew customized our ceremony to include some of my husbands Scottish background (handfasting ceremony).
Drew customized our ceremony to include some of my husbands Scottish background (handfasting ceremony). Read less
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mands10
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Drew saved the day for us! I called him a month before we were supposed to get married and by luck he was more than available to help us out. My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic and since we both wanted traditions from each brought in, Drew was more than familiar with this type of service. He guided us in the right direction and gave us every option available. Our ceremony was utterly perfect. Drew speaks beautifully and from the heart. You can tell he loves what he does! He touched on every thing we wanted during the ceremony and made it even that more special for me and my husband.
Drew saved the day for us! I called him a month before we were supposed to get married and by luck he was more than Read more...
Drew saved the day for us! I called him a month before we were supposed to get married and by luck he was more than available to help us out. My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic and since we both wanted traditions from each brought in, Drew was more than familiar with this type of service. He guided us in the right direction and gave us every option available. Our ceremony was utterly perfect. Drew speaks beautifully and from the heart. You can tell he loves what he does! He touched on every thing we wanted during the ceremony and made it even that more special for me and my husband. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Louvania
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Mr. Wallen is very big on giving you the service you want.
Mr. Wallen is very big on giving you the service you want.
Mr. Wallen is very big on giving you the service you want. Read less
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susanjane82
Wedding:
2/27/2010
4.5/5.0
Drew Wallen was very responsive when I first contacted him about officiant services. I chose him mainly because he had done a Filipino wedding ceremony and wanted to see how he's done that. We did not get married in a church but I still wanted to include the traditions in the ceremony. Drew made sure things went smoothly during the ceremony and it wasn't too serious, just like we wanted. Many guests came up to us telling us how great Drew was and how the ceremony was great and very different (good different of course).
Drew Wallen was very responsive when I first contacted him about officiant services. I chose him mainly because he had Read more...
Drew Wallen was very responsive when I first contacted him about officiant services. I chose him mainly because he had done a Filipino wedding ceremony and wanted to see how he's done that. We did not get married in a church but I still wanted to include the traditions in the ceremony. Drew made sure things went smoothly during the ceremony and it wasn't too serious, just like we wanted. Many guests came up to us telling us how great Drew was and how the ceremony was great and very different (good different of course). Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Mimz
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
Drew was amazing to work with. We needed someone willing to create a unique and different ceremony since we wanted to incorporate our Buddhist values and my Burmese background and Drew was just the person. On the day of the wedding, he waited patiently with us since the beach ceremony was delayed for one hour due to rain. He made the ceremony unique to us and memorable for all our guests.
Drew was amazing to work with. We needed someone willing to create a unique and different ceremony since we wanted to Read more...
Drew was amazing to work with. We needed someone willing to create a unique and different ceremony since we wanted to incorporate our Buddhist values and my Burmese background and Drew was just the person. On the day of the wedding, he waited patiently with us since the beach ceremony was delayed for one hour due to rain. He made the ceremony unique to us and memorable for all our guests. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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gloriarecycles
Wedding:
10/19/2008
4.0/5.0
Drew made the wedding ceremony so easy to plan. He listened to special requests and conducted the ceremony beautifully.
Drew made the wedding ceremony so easy to plan. He listened to special requests and conducted the ceremony beautifully.
Drew made the wedding ceremony so easy to plan. He listened to special requests and conducted the ceremony beautifully. Read less
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