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For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services

Point Pleasant Beach , NJ

LOCATION

Jersey Shore Area
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ US 08742 (map)

PHONE

848-333-9948

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Weddings, Vow Renewals, Seaside Ceremonies,

Special Elopement Packages

& Baby Blessing Ceremonies

It is a privilege to share this joyous occasion with... Read more
Weddings, Vow Renewals, Seaside Ceremonies,

Special Elopement Packages

& Baby Blessing Ceremonies

It is a privilege to share this joyous occasion with you! I am a wedding officiant, certified to perform weddings and civil unions in the state of New Jersey. I provide interfaith and non-denominational wedding officiant services and am honored to work with couples of all faiths, traditions and lifestyles.

I have a selection of ceremony packages to choose from. All packages can apply to Weddings, Civil Unions, or Vow Renewals. They range in length and price, so there is something for everyone.


I have put together some beautiful pre-written ceremonies for you to choose from. You may use one of these, or you may select from a collection of Ceremony Elements that I have gathered. This menu allows you to create your own ceremony based on your own preferences. If you would like, I will work with you to create a more personalized and unique ceremony.

For those looking to avoid the stress and expense of a large wedding, I have designed a Seaside Ceremony. This is a simple yet beautiful ceremony package that takes the stress and expense out of a big wedding. For complete description and prices please see my web site at http://www.forthisjoyousoccasion.com

My special elopement website - http://wwwwnewjerseyelope.com

My Baby Blessing Websit - http://www.babyblessingnewjersey.com

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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 - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, Shinto, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Robe. Neutral color suit or dress
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a selection to choose from or the couple may use their own.
How long are your ceremonies?
As brief or as long as the couple wishes. I have a selection of ceremony packages to choose from. They range in price & length so there is something for everyone.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
yes
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes I can provide a wireless microphone /amp system. This is really nice to have for large weddings as well as outdoor/seaside ceremonies

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Annamarie
Wedding:
8/15/2014
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Working with Andrea was a pleasure from start to finish. She worked well with our other vendors and created a beautiful, customized ceremony!
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Working with Andrea was a pleasure from start to finish. She worked well with our other vendors and created a beautiful, customized ceremony! Read less
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7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great at our wedding. She is so kind and professional and made our day perfect. I think everyone should use her as their officiant.
Andrea was great at our wedding. She is so kind and professional and made our day perfect. I think everyone should use her Read more...
Andrea was great at our wedding. She is so kind and professional and made our day perfect. I think everyone should use her as their officiant. Read less
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Quiana
Wedding:
7/22/2014
5.0/5.0
So glad I found Andrea when I googled "elopement in New Jersey", I instantly liked her website and loved the simplicity of the elopement package since I wanted something in expensive but was adamant that I not get married in a courthouse! I cannot stress how perfect this was. She was always quick with her responses and made sure to contact me the day before. All her emails included the important reminder to remember your marriage license. She has clear cut instructions on each step to take. I cannot say enough good things about her and her services!! I will be singing her praises and recommending her to any of my friends looking for the same experience or even something on a larger scale!!!!
So glad I found Andrea when I googled "elopement in New Jersey", I instantly liked her website and loved the simplicity of Read more...
So glad I found Andrea when I googled "elopement in New Jersey", I instantly liked her website and loved the simplicity of the elopement package since I wanted something in expensive but was adamant that I not get married in a courthouse! I cannot stress how perfect this was. She was always quick with her responses and made sure to contact me the day before. All her emails included the important reminder to remember your marriage license. She has clear cut instructions on each step to take. I cannot say enough good things about her and her services!! I will be singing her praises and recommending her to any of my friends looking for the same experience or even something on a larger scale!!!! Read less
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Shari
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a very professional and courteous officiant. She did a fantastic job with our ceremony! Everything went very smoothly. We had the pleasure of actually seeing her in action at a friend's wedding 3 weeks prior to our own and it made us even more excited for ours! I would definitely recommend Andrea to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
Andrea was a very professional and courteous officiant. She did a fantastic job with our ceremony! Everything went very Read more...
Andrea was a very professional and courteous officiant. She did a fantastic job with our ceremony! Everything went very smoothly. We had the pleasure of actually seeing her in action at a friend's wedding 3 weeks prior to our own and it made us even more excited for ours! I would definitely recommend Andrea to anyone who is looking for an officiant. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
7/13/2014
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We feel so lucky to find Andrea for our wedding. Not only she gave us a unforgettable beaching wedding ceremony, she also helped us a lot on wedding planning. We got tons of useful information from her to plan our ceremony and reception. Our wedding is kind of last minute and we only started planning less than 4 months before the big day. Without her, we didn't even know where to start, not to mention getting everything together so quickly. And it turned out a very beautiful and under budget wedding. We feel very thankful to have her as our officiant and highly recommend her if you want to have a romantic beach wedding. Trust us, you won't regret!! We love you!! Andrea!! Newly happlily married couple: Maggie & Sean
We feel so lucky to find Andrea for our wedding. Not only she gave us a unforgettable beaching wedding ceremony, she also Read more...
We feel so lucky to find Andrea for our wedding. Not only she gave us a unforgettable beaching wedding ceremony, she also helped us a lot on wedding planning. We got tons of useful information from her to plan our ceremony and reception. Our wedding is kind of last minute and we only started planning less than 4 months before the big day. Without her, we didn't even know where to start, not to mention getting everything together so quickly. And it turned out a very beautiful and under budget wedding. We feel very thankful to have her as our officiant and highly recommend her if you want to have a romantic beach wedding. Trust us, you won't regret!! We love you!! Andrea!! Newly happlily married couple: Maggie & Sean Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a wonderful choice. We were a couple from Maine looking to get married on the beach. She has wonderful suggestions for us. The day of the ceremony was everything we could have asked for. Thank you for all you did.
Andrea was a wonderful choice. We were a couple from Maine looking to get married on the beach. She has wonderful Read more...
Andrea was a wonderful choice. We were a couple from Maine looking to get married on the beach. She has wonderful suggestions for us. The day of the ceremony was everything we could have asked for. Thank you for all you did. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea helped us personalize our special day and her own special touches made it the ceremony of my dreams it was excatly what I wanted it to be . The ease in working with Andrea was an added bonus she is wonderful I will always remeber Andrea she helped make our special day unforgettable .Love you Andrea .
Andrea helped us personalize our special day and her own special touches made it the ceremony of my dreams it was excatly Read more...
Andrea helped us personalize our special day and her own special touches made it the ceremony of my dreams it was excatly what I wanted it to be . The ease in working with Andrea was an added bonus she is wonderful I will always remeber Andrea she helped make our special day unforgettable .Love you Andrea . Read less
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Jennilee
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a fantastic officiant and we are very happy that she was the person to marry my husband and I! Her website is really great because it offers a number of ideas/suggestions for each part of the ceremony so we felt like we put our own touch on the ceremony yet still keep parts traditional. Thank you so very much!
Andrea was a fantastic officiant and we are very happy that she was the person to marry my husband and I! Her website is Read more...
Andrea was a fantastic officiant and we are very happy that she was the person to marry my husband and I! Her website is really great because it offers a number of ideas/suggestions for each part of the ceremony so we felt like we put our own touch on the ceremony yet still keep parts traditional. Thank you so very much! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/4/2014
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Andrea was great. Thank you so much for your flexibility on the 4 th waiting for the storm to pass. It turned out to be a lovely evening. Would highly recommend Andrea xxx
Andrea was great. Thank you so much for your flexibility on the 4 th waiting for the storm to pass. It turned out to be a Read more...
Andrea was great. Thank you so much for your flexibility on the 4 th waiting for the storm to pass. It turned out to be a lovely evening. Would highly recommend Andrea xxx Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
6/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to perform our ceremony. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Andrea was great. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to perform our ceremony. I would recommend her services to Read more...
Andrea was great. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to perform our ceremony. I would recommend her services to anyone. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
EventWire limited my response, so I had to cut some information out of my review. I posted my FULL 5 star review of Andrea here: http://bit.ly/1rZK0ut

When it came time to find an officiant, I did a Google search of wedding officiants in NJ. Andrea Purtell of This Joyous Occasion was one of the first to pop up in my search results! I liked her website, the thoroughness of her wedding package descriptions, her availability, her overall tone and website appearance, and just had a good vibe about her from the onset. Andrea had scripts for weddings, recommended readings, links to vendors she'd worked with, etc. Her website had a very user-friendly, bride-friendly element -- it's as warm and inviting as she is!

While Andrea recommended getting in touch via Skype or phone to discuss wedding details, we actually planned our entire event THROUGH EMAIL. I found a wedding "script" I liked on Andrea's site, went through her suggested readings, and made adjustments to the run-through based on our personal preferences. Andrea was completely open to any changes or suggestions that were in the original script - extremely accommodating!

The day of our wedding was the first time we spoke to Andrea and met her in person. I actually "ran into her" in the lobby. Andrea was SO WARM AND FRIENDLY!!! Just as sweet as her emails. I have to say, I'm not a bridezilla and I was calm as a cucumber the day I got married. My now husband and I had been living together for a year and this day came together as if it were any other -- in an incredibly good way. I wasn't worried about our ceremony knowing it was in Andrea's hands, and after talking to her for a few minutes prior to our nuptials, I was CERTAIN we would have a wonderful ceremony.

A JOYOUS OCCASION INDEED! I cannot recommend Andrea enough!
EventWire limited my response, so I had to cut some information out of my review. I posted my FULL 5 star review of Andrea Read more...
EventWire limited my response, so I had to cut some information out of my review. I posted my FULL 5 star review of Andrea here: http://bit.ly/1rZK0ut

When it came time to find an officiant, I did a Google search of wedding officiants in NJ. Andrea Purtell of This Joyous Occasion was one of the first to pop up in my search results! I liked her website, the thoroughness of her wedding package descriptions, her availability, her overall tone and website appearance, and just had a good vibe about her from the onset. Andrea had scripts for weddings, recommended readings, links to vendors she'd worked with, etc. Her website had a very user-friendly, bride-friendly element -- it's as warm and inviting as she is!

While Andrea recommended getting in touch via Skype or phone to discuss wedding details, we actually planned our entire event THROUGH EMAIL. I found a wedding "script" I liked on Andrea's site, went through her suggested readings, and made adjustments to the run-through based on our personal preferences. Andrea was completely open to any changes or suggestions that were in the original script - extremely accommodating!

The day of our wedding was the first time we spoke to Andrea and met her in person. I actually "ran into her" in the lobby. Andrea was SO WARM AND FRIENDLY!!! Just as sweet as her emails. I have to say, I'm not a bridezilla and I was calm as a cucumber the day I got married. My now husband and I had been living together for a year and this day came together as if it were any other -- in an incredibly good way. I wasn't worried about our ceremony knowing it was in Andrea's hands, and after talking to her for a few minutes prior to our nuptials, I was CERTAIN we would have a wonderful ceremony.

A JOYOUS OCCASION INDEED! I cannot recommend Andrea enough! Read less
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Rose T.
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing to work with. She was always quick to reply and always professional. We opted for the custom package and were able to customize every part of the ceremony to our liking. She was always on time and very accommodating to our wishes and needs. We received a keepsake booklet of our ceremony and a keepsake marriage certificate as well. She helped in many ways that went above and beyond her duty as officiant. She speaks clearly and articulately. We had a sand unity ceremony and a blessing of the hands as well. I highly recommend her, what a pleasure to work with. Thanks again Andrea!
Andrea was amazing to work with. She was always quick to reply and always professional. We opted for the custom package Read more...
Andrea was amazing to work with. She was always quick to reply and always professional. We opted for the custom package and were able to customize every part of the ceremony to our liking. She was always on time and very accommodating to our wishes and needs. We received a keepsake booklet of our ceremony and a keepsake marriage certificate as well. She helped in many ways that went above and beyond her duty as officiant. She speaks clearly and articulately. We had a sand unity ceremony and a blessing of the hands as well. I highly recommend her, what a pleasure to work with. Thanks again Andrea! Read less
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luis
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Best decision we made. Very professional and very helpful with all our questions.
Best decision we made. Very professional and very helpful with all our questions.
Best decision we made. Very professional and very helpful with all our questions. Read less
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Gerald
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell (For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services) was the best. We were highly impressed with Andrea. Our guests loved her too. We met up with her a couple of times prior to the wedding and she sat with us and went through all of our options. She was thorough and very helpful. We highly recommend her.
Andrea Purtell (For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services) was the best. We were highly impressed with Andrea. Our Read more...
Andrea Purtell (For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services) was the best. We were highly impressed with Andrea. Our guests loved her too. We met up with her a couple of times prior to the wedding and she sat with us and went through all of our options. She was thorough and very helpful. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing for our May 9th, 2014 wedding. EVERYONE in my wedding told me how great she was with them when they were prepping for the ceremony. Andrea was very responsive in all the emails. During our initial meeting, she was helpful and walked me and my husband through everything we needed to know. She helped reminded us for things we needed the day of and beforehand. Andrea not only made our small ceremony so special but she definitely enhanced it with her professionalism and outstanding service!
Andrea was amazing for our May 9th, 2014 wedding. EVERYONE in my wedding told me how great she was with them when they Read more...
Andrea was amazing for our May 9th, 2014 wedding. EVERYONE in my wedding told me how great she was with them when they were prepping for the ceremony. Andrea was very responsive in all the emails. During our initial meeting, she was helpful and walked me and my husband through everything we needed to know. She helped reminded us for things we needed the day of and beforehand. Andrea not only made our small ceremony so special but she definitely enhanced it with her professionalism and outstanding service! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We wanted a non-religious, but very heart-felt ceremony, that really suited our relationship. With For This Joyous Occasion, we were able to pick and choose every aspect of ceremony from start to finish from a myriad of choices both traditional and modern. The entire ceremony went off without a hitch. We had so many compliments of how heart felt and loving our ceremony was. It was truly perfect! We would recommend Andrea to anyone. She was always quick to assist, sent reminders when it was time to apply for our marriage license, and was so reasonably priced as well.
Andrea was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We wanted a non-religious, but very heart-felt ceremony, that really Read more...
Andrea was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We wanted a non-religious, but very heart-felt ceremony, that really suited our relationship. With For This Joyous Occasion, we were able to pick and choose every aspect of ceremony from start to finish from a myriad of choices both traditional and modern. The entire ceremony went off without a hitch. We had so many compliments of how heart felt and loving our ceremony was. It was truly perfect! We would recommend Andrea to anyone. She was always quick to assist, sent reminders when it was time to apply for our marriage license, and was so reasonably priced as well. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was AWESOME!! From the moment she sat us down to go over our entire ceremony to the actual ceremony, it was wonderful. She stayed calm and cool through the whole ceremony which had a couple of geese flying overhead and even my own husband forgetting the vows. She kept everything on point. I would absolutely recommend Andrea to others looking to get married in a heartbeat! Thank you for everything you have done! Couldn't be a Mrs. without you!! :)
Andrea was AWESOME!! From the moment she sat us down to go over our entire ceremony to the actual ceremony, it was Read more...
Andrea was AWESOME!! From the moment she sat us down to go over our entire ceremony to the actual ceremony, it was wonderful. She stayed calm and cool through the whole ceremony which had a couple of geese flying overhead and even my own husband forgetting the vows. She kept everything on point. I would absolutely recommend Andrea to others looking to get married in a heartbeat! Thank you for everything you have done! Couldn't be a Mrs. without you!! :) Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was so great to work with! We had previously met with officiants that either charged an exorbitant travel fee or wanted us to change our ceremony time so they could officiate two weddings across the county from each other, back-to-back.

Andrea has a menu of options for each portion of the ceremony, which was very helpful to us. We wanted to change a few wordings of the passages and add a reading of our own, and she had no problem with this. As soon as changes were made, Andrea sent us a fresh copy of the ceremony to proof.

She was punctual for the rehearsal the night before the ceremony, and early on the day of so she could coordinate with other vendors and our venue. We had a beautiful ceremony!

We were rushing to pack for our honeymoon and forgot to pack our marriage certificate, which we needed to get our honeymoon perks, so we emailed Andrea to see if she could scan and send a copy. She promptly responded with a PDF of our certificate, which was extremely nice of her!
Andrea was so great to work with! We had previously met with officiants that either charged an exorbitant travel fee or Read more...
Andrea was so great to work with! We had previously met with officiants that either charged an exorbitant travel fee or wanted us to change our ceremony time so they could officiate two weddings across the county from each other, back-to-back.

Andrea has a menu of options for each portion of the ceremony, which was very helpful to us. We wanted to change a few wordings of the passages and add a reading of our own, and she had no problem with this. As soon as changes were made, Andrea sent us a fresh copy of the ceremony to proof.

She was punctual for the rehearsal the night before the ceremony, and early on the day of so she could coordinate with other vendors and our venue. We had a beautiful ceremony!

We were rushing to pack for our honeymoon and forgot to pack our marriage certificate, which we needed to get our honeymoon perks, so we emailed Andrea to see if she could scan and send a copy. She promptly responded with a PDF of our certificate, which was extremely nice of her! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better person to unite us as husband and wife. Andrea was always available to answer any questions we had from beginning to end. She spent ample time with us making sure everything was perfect. We are very thankful to have shared our special day with her and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant!
We couldn't have asked for a better person to unite us as husband and wife. Andrea was always available to answer any Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better person to unite us as husband and wife. Andrea was always available to answer any questions we had from beginning to end. She spent ample time with us making sure everything was perfect. We are very thankful to have shared our special day with her and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was the best. She was always their when I needed her and was dedicated in making this wedding wonderful!!!
Andrea was the best. She was always their when I needed her and was dedicated in making this wedding wonderful!!!
Andrea was the best. She was always their when I needed her and was dedicated in making this wedding wonderful!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our service was wonderful. We would highly recommend Andrea.
Our service was wonderful. We would highly recommend Andrea.
Our service was wonderful. We would highly recommend Andrea. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Andrea Purtell and For This Joyous Occasion .... She officiated a family member's wedding and did such a great job that we did not hesitate to book her for our own. Luckily she was available. Her communication is top notch! She responded to every email quickly and with great detail. Her website is fantastic - and offers so many great options for crafting a personalized ceremony. I loved that she gave us so many suggestions. A couple can be as involved (or not) as they choose... as she has set ceremonies you can pick from (what our family member did) - or you can put together your own using favorites from each section (what we did). We set up an in-person meeting and walked through each part of our ceremony.... Andrea then documents everything and sends it to you to review. This ensures all the wording is exactly as intended. In addition - she provides a keepsake of the ceremony. .... We got so many compliments during the cocktail hour on the ceremony.... I would highly recommend For This Joyous Occasion. Both professional... and personal :)
We cannot say enough good things about Andrea Purtell and For This Joyous Occasion .... She officiated a family member's Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about Andrea Purtell and For This Joyous Occasion .... She officiated a family member's wedding and did such a great job that we did not hesitate to book her for our own. Luckily she was available. Her communication is top notch! She responded to every email quickly and with great detail. Her website is fantastic - and offers so many great options for crafting a personalized ceremony. I loved that she gave us so many suggestions. A couple can be as involved (or not) as they choose... as she has set ceremonies you can pick from (what our family member did) - or you can put together your own using favorites from each section (what we did). We set up an in-person meeting and walked through each part of our ceremony.... Andrea then documents everything and sends it to you to review. This ensures all the wording is exactly as intended. In addition - she provides a keepsake of the ceremony. .... We got so many compliments during the cocktail hour on the ceremony.... I would highly recommend For This Joyous Occasion. Both professional... and personal :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service!! Couldn't of asked for a better officiant. She was calming and accommodating !! I would recommend highly!
Wonderful service!! Couldn't of asked for a better officiant. She was calming and accommodating !! I would recommend Read more...
Wonderful service!! Couldn't of asked for a better officiant. She was calming and accommodating !! I would recommend highly! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
1/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful and nice. Answered all of my questions. And even though we couldn't have a big wedding Andrea made our day extremely special.
Andrea was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful and nice. Answered all of my questions. And even though we couldn't Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful and nice. Answered all of my questions. And even though we couldn't have a big wedding Andrea made our day extremely special. Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea was such a pleasure to work with! She made time to meet with my husband and I right away after our engagement and made herself available any time we may have needed it. She truly wanted to get to know us so our ceremony would be perfect. (Which it was.) We had no worries or concerns when it came to our ceremony because we knew that Andrea would have everything handled. You know that the minute you meet her. Andrea personalizes your ceremonies to your taste and preference. Her website is extremely thorough and organized so you can "build your own ceremony" easily and effortlessly from the comfort of your own home. She even gives her clients personalized booklets after the ceremony, which contains their vows. We will cherish ours always.

In addition to our keepsake booklet, Andrea provided us with all the information we need for after the wedding like obtaining our marriage license and what I need to do for changing my name. This is very helpful to any bride who may be wondering what to do next once the wedding is over.

My husband and I highly recommend Andrea and For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Service. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We plan on contacting Andrea again in the future once it is time for us to have and bless children. Thank you again Andrea for all your wonderful services!
Andrea was such a pleasure to work with! She made time to meet with my husband and I right away after our engagement and Read more...
Andrea was such a pleasure to work with! She made time to meet with my husband and I right away after our engagement and made herself available any time we may have needed it. She truly wanted to get to know us so our ceremony would be perfect. (Which it was.) We had no worries or concerns when it came to our ceremony because we knew that Andrea would have everything handled. You know that the minute you meet her. Andrea personalizes your ceremonies to your taste and preference. Her website is extremely thorough and organized so you can "build your own ceremony" easily and effortlessly from the comfort of your own home. She even gives her clients personalized booklets after the ceremony, which contains their vows. We will cherish ours always.

In addition to our keepsake booklet, Andrea provided us with all the information we need for after the wedding like obtaining our marriage license and what I need to do for changing my name. This is very helpful to any bride who may be wondering what to do next once the wedding is over.

My husband and I highly recommend Andrea and For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Service. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We plan on contacting Andrea again in the future once it is time for us to have and bless children. Thank you again Andrea for all your wonderful services! Read less
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Theresa & Lanier
Wedding:
1/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrea made our day so special and personal. From the time we booked her she was very helpful and informative until the very end. She personalized our wedding ceremony even though we were just having a short and sweet one. She included our children and our favorite poem/bible verse Corinthians Love is patient love is kind which made our ceremony that much more close and dear to our hearts. She also accomdated our very special date of New Years Day 2014 without hesitation. She also provided a witness and made our children feel like it was there day as well. She also allowed us to arrive early and was ready with just a moments notice. She was always polite and professional through out the whole process. We would recommend her to ALL our friends!!!!!
Andrea made our day so special and personal. From the time we booked her she was very helpful and informative until the Read more...
Andrea made our day so special and personal. From the time we booked her she was very helpful and informative until the very end. She personalized our wedding ceremony even though we were just having a short and sweet one. She included our children and our favorite poem/bible verse Corinthians Love is patient love is kind which made our ceremony that much more close and dear to our hearts. She also accomdated our very special date of New Years Day 2014 without hesitation. She also provided a witness and made our children feel like it was there day as well. She also allowed us to arrive early and was ready with just a moments notice. She was always polite and professional through out the whole process. We would recommend her to ALL our friends!!!!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was an absolute a pleasure to work with! First off, her website was one of the best officiants sites we came across. It was easy to use and she took time to include relevant things we needed to know- a bit about her, her process, ceremony ideas, and fees- so we were able to cut to the chase and decide on her rather quickly. Then we met her- a fantastic and down-to-earth person who truly loves what she does!! She really took the time to get to know us and helped create a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized to us- with a flair of humor and sentiment that made it all perfect! Wedding ceremonies are always special, but she made our day truly exceptional. Thank you Andrea for being a part of our special day and making it all possible!
Andrea was an absolute a pleasure to work with! First off, her website was one of the best officiants sites we came Read more...
Andrea was an absolute a pleasure to work with! First off, her website was one of the best officiants sites we came across. It was easy to use and she took time to include relevant things we needed to know- a bit about her, her process, ceremony ideas, and fees- so we were able to cut to the chase and decide on her rather quickly. Then we met her- a fantastic and down-to-earth person who truly loves what she does!! She really took the time to get to know us and helped create a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized to us- with a flair of humor and sentiment that made it all perfect! Wedding ceremonies are always special, but she made our day truly exceptional. Thank you Andrea for being a part of our special day and making it all possible! Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very professional and personable. She was exactly what we were looking for and more. She takes great pride in her work and makes sure she does all she can to make your wedding day as special as it should be. It rained on our wedding day and our elopement was planned to be held on the beach. Andrea did everything to ensure the rain didn't interfere and we still had a beautiful ceremony. We never worried about the rain we had all the confidence in Andrea and she exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend her services! Thank you Andrea for all you did with our ceremony it was beautiful!! You helped us make that day a memorable one and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you for being so kind, helpful and creative!
We have beautiful memories to cherish forever!

Thanks for all you did!

Sherri & Pete
Andrea was very professional and personable. She was exactly what we were looking for and more. She takes great pride in Read more...
Andrea was very professional and personable. She was exactly what we were looking for and more. She takes great pride in her work and makes sure she does all she can to make your wedding day as special as it should be. It rained on our wedding day and our elopement was planned to be held on the beach. Andrea did everything to ensure the rain didn't interfere and we still had a beautiful ceremony. We never worried about the rain we had all the confidence in Andrea and she exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend her services! Thank you Andrea for all you did with our ceremony it was beautiful!! You helped us make that day a memorable one and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you for being so kind, helpful and creative!
We have beautiful memories to cherish forever!

Thanks for all you did!

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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was nothing less than amazing. She was super helpful during our first meeting with her in that she went over everything and explained exactly how everything would work. You get a LOT of bang for your buck in that Andrea is extremely responsive with emails and was always willing to share feedback and help us design our ceremony. It was awesome to be able to craft our own ceremony using her streamlined "build your ceremony" packet. She was on time, if not early, for the ceremony itself and was very professional.

After the ceremony, she was patient in hanging around for a few minutes while our receiving line processed through. She somehow even got our witnesses to sign without even pulling us away from pictures or family. If I could make up a complaint it would be that she was so un-needy, that I didn't even get a chance to say thanks before she slipped out!

Lastly, Andrea put together a great package for us as a keepsake with a printed out and bound copy of our ceremony and directions on how to get the actual license from the town once it's all filed. I can't recommend Andrea enough!
Andrea was nothing less than amazing. She was super helpful during our first meeting with her in that she went over Read more...
Andrea was nothing less than amazing. She was super helpful during our first meeting with her in that she went over everything and explained exactly how everything would work. You get a LOT of bang for your buck in that Andrea is extremely responsive with emails and was always willing to share feedback and help us design our ceremony. It was awesome to be able to craft our own ceremony using her streamlined "build your ceremony" packet. She was on time, if not early, for the ceremony itself and was very professional.

After the ceremony, she was patient in hanging around for a few minutes while our receiving line processed through. She somehow even got our witnesses to sign without even pulling us away from pictures or family. If I could make up a complaint it would be that she was so un-needy, that I didn't even get a chance to say thanks before she slipped out!

Lastly, Andrea put together a great package for us as a keepsake with a printed out and bound copy of our ceremony and directions on how to get the actual license from the town once it's all filed. I can't recommend Andrea enough! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing! Personable, professional and just all together wonderful- I would recommend her as an officiant to anyone looking.
Andrea was amazing! Personable, professional and just all together wonderful- I would recommend her as an officiant to Read more...
Andrea was amazing! Personable, professional and just all together wonderful- I would recommend her as an officiant to anyone looking. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great to work with. She was helpful and promptly responded whenever I had a question. She offered so many options for ceremony wording, which helped us create a ceremony that was meaningful and reflective of us. She reviewed every detail with us so we would know exactly what to expect on our wedding day.
Andrea was great to work with. She was helpful and promptly responded whenever I had a question. She offered so many Read more...
Andrea was great to work with. She was helpful and promptly responded whenever I had a question. She offered so many options for ceremony wording, which helped us create a ceremony that was meaningful and reflective of us. She reviewed every detail with us so we would know exactly what to expect on our wedding day. Read less
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Leigh & John
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell was wonderful to work with! My husband and I felt completely comfortable and confident with her throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding day. She exhibits a high level of professionalism, knowledge, patience, creativity, compassion and she is thoroughly prepared. Andrea worked with us to create a ceremony that fit our style and that we were comfortable with. It was the most perfect wedding ceremony and she married us on the beach in Spring Lake, NJ. We could not be happier and more satisfied with Andrea's officiant services. We highly recommend her.
Our Best,
Leigh and John Ammeraal
Andrea Purtell was wonderful to work with! My husband and I felt completely comfortable and confident with her throughout Read more...
Andrea Purtell was wonderful to work with! My husband and I felt completely comfortable and confident with her throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding day. She exhibits a high level of professionalism, knowledge, patience, creativity, compassion and she is thoroughly prepared. Andrea worked with us to create a ceremony that fit our style and that we were comfortable with. It was the most perfect wedding ceremony and she married us on the beach in Spring Lake, NJ. We could not be happier and more satisfied with Andrea's officiant services. We highly recommend her.
Our Best,
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She has a great personality and was so helpful with the entire process. I especially liked how she has many selections to choose from to customize your own wedding ceremony. Her tiki torches and starfish aisle at my beach wedding were a perfect touch and she quickly filed our marriage license right away. I would definitely recommend Andrea's services to anyone!
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She has a great personality and was so helpful with the entire process. I especially Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She has a great personality and was so helpful with the entire process. I especially liked how she has many selections to choose from to customize your own wedding ceremony. Her tiki torches and starfish aisle at my beach wedding were a perfect touch and she quickly filed our marriage license right away. I would definitely recommend Andrea's services to anyone! Read less
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Mayra
Wedding:
9/4/2013
5.0/5.0
She made my 20 year anniversary vow renewals beautiful just like I always dreamed it to be. Always kept communication either by e-mails, phone and even skype. We will never forget this day thank you Andrea for your services
She made my 20 year anniversary vow renewals beautiful just like I always dreamed it to be. Always kept communication Read more...
She made my 20 year anniversary vow renewals beautiful just like I always dreamed it to be. Always kept communication either by e-mails, phone and even skype. We will never forget this day thank you Andrea for your services Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I found This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services on the web and was glad it was my first choice. Andrea was easy to work with and very flexible. Her ceremony choices were perfect and we had a beautiful and intimate sunrise ceremony at the beach that I will forever cherish. We included our children in a sand ceremony which was special to us. Our close family and friends still talk about how beautiful it was. Thank you Andrea for making our day memorable!
I found This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services on the web and was glad it was my first choice. Andrea was easy to work Read more...
I found This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services on the web and was glad it was my first choice. Andrea was easy to work with and very flexible. Her ceremony choices were perfect and we had a beautiful and intimate sunrise ceremony at the beach that I will forever cherish. We included our children in a sand ceremony which was special to us. Our close family and friends still talk about how beautiful it was. Thank you Andrea for making our day memorable! Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea did a great job officiating our ceremony. Prior to the big day, we met with her at her office in Point Pleasant where she explained in great detail what we could expect for our ceremony. Her custom ceremony selections inspired us to write our vows in a unique way, which is something our guests really loved and all of the elements she used truly made it special. Not only that, but she kept it short and sweet, which is something our guests also appreciated. She made sure that we knew exactly what to do so there were no surprises.
Andrea did a great job officiating our ceremony. Prior to the big day, we met with her at her office in Point Pleasant Read more...
Andrea did a great job officiating our ceremony. Prior to the big day, we met with her at her office in Point Pleasant where she explained in great detail what we could expect for our ceremony. Her custom ceremony selections inspired us to write our vows in a unique way, which is something our guests really loved and all of the elements she used truly made it special. Not only that, but she kept it short and sweet, which is something our guests also appreciated. She made sure that we knew exactly what to do so there were no surprises. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was awesome! She answered our questions quickly. We felt that she was there for us any time we had a concern. She is personable and professional. She absolutely gave our ceremony the exact vibe we were looking for.
Andrea was awesome! She answered our questions quickly. We felt that she was there for us any time we had a concern. She Read more...
Andrea was awesome! She answered our questions quickly. We felt that she was there for us any time we had a concern. She is personable and professional. She absolutely gave our ceremony the exact vibe we were looking for. Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell is an amazing Officiant! As soon as we met her, we knew we wanted her to Officiate our ceremony. She made our special day so perfect! Andrea was always available and so responsive to our emails and calls. She goes above and beyond to give you a beautiful and perfect ceremony. We highly recommend her!!
Andrea Purtell is an amazing Officiant! As soon as we met her, we knew we wanted her to Officiate our ceremony. She made Read more...
Andrea Purtell is an amazing Officiant! As soon as we met her, we knew we wanted her to Officiate our ceremony. She made our special day so perfect! Andrea was always available and so responsive to our emails and calls. She goes above and beyond to give you a beautiful and perfect ceremony. We highly recommend her!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazingi in all aspects. She helped give us exactly what we dreamed of. Not only did she do her job,but she spoke from her heart. We could not be happier.
Andrea was amazingi in all aspects. She helped give us exactly what we dreamed of. Not only did she do her job,but she Read more...
Andrea was amazingi in all aspects. She helped give us exactly what we dreamed of. Not only did she do her job,but she spoke from her heart. We could not be happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was fantastic. Super friendly, punctual, informative! You can customize the entire ceremony!
Andrea was fantastic. Super friendly, punctual, informative! You can customize the entire ceremony!
Andrea was fantastic. Super friendly, punctual, informative! You can customize the entire ceremony! Read less
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Summer
Wedding:
7/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were coming from out of state to get married and Andrea had many helpful suggestions on venues, restaurants, and hotels for us to look into for our day. She took care of a lot of details for us, like decorating the beach for the ceremony and personalizing our vows. She was professional, helpful, and we would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Andrea!!
My husband and I were coming from out of state to get married and Andrea had many helpful suggestions on venues, Read more...
My husband and I were coming from out of state to get married and Andrea had many helpful suggestions on venues, restaurants, and hotels for us to look into for our day. She took care of a lot of details for us, like decorating the beach for the ceremony and personalizing our vows. She was professional, helpful, and we would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Andrea!! Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was in its place. Andrea accommodated to our needs would recommend to anyone.
Was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was in its place. Andrea accommodated to our needs would recommend to Read more...
Was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was in its place. Andrea accommodated to our needs would recommend to anyone. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was wonderful, you made us all feel very comfortable.
Very happy that we found you and would highly recommend you!
The ceremony was wonderful, you made us all feel very comfortable.
Very happy that we found you and would highly Read more...
The ceremony was wonderful, you made us all feel very comfortable.
Very happy that we found you and would highly recommend you! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend Andrea she was fantastic and the ceremony was beautiful. All our guests commented on what a wonderful ceremony we had. She was in contact with us the entire time and let us choose from a variety of vows which were perfect for us. Would definitely use her for a baby blessing and recommend her highly. Prices are great too!!
I would absolutely recommend Andrea she was fantastic and the ceremony was beautiful. All our guests commented on what a Read more...
I would absolutely recommend Andrea she was fantastic and the ceremony was beautiful. All our guests commented on what a wonderful ceremony we had. She was in contact with us the entire time and let us choose from a variety of vows which were perfect for us. Would definitely use her for a baby blessing and recommend her highly. Prices are great too!! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing!! It is stressful trying to find a wedding officiant in another state and trusting that they will hold a great ceremony. She completely over exceeded our expectations! She made every detail stress-free and performed a wonderful ceremony. We would definetly recommend her to anyone. She also referred us to KCP Shore photography who did an excellent job as well. Thanks again Andrea!
Andrea was amazing!! It is stressful trying to find a wedding officiant in another state and trusting that they will hold Read more...
Andrea was amazing!! It is stressful trying to find a wedding officiant in another state and trusting that they will hold a great ceremony. She completely over exceeded our expectations! She made every detail stress-free and performed a wonderful ceremony. We would definetly recommend her to anyone. She also referred us to KCP Shore photography who did an excellent job as well. Thanks again Andrea! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea made things very easy, simple and uncomplicated. Pleasure to work with. Makes you feel as though she has been a life long friend..but carries herself with the utmost professionalism.
Andrea made things very easy, simple and uncomplicated. Pleasure to work with. Makes you feel as though she has been a Read more...
Andrea made things very easy, simple and uncomplicated. Pleasure to work with. Makes you feel as though she has been a life long friend..but carries herself with the utmost professionalism. Read less
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Miguel
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a dream come true, and yes I know how cheesy that sounds.. but I mean it! She worked with us with every specification and was absolutely wonderful to work with.
Andrea was a dream come true, and yes I know how cheesy that sounds.. but I mean it! She worked with us with every Read more...
Andrea was a dream come true, and yes I know how cheesy that sounds.. but I mean it! She worked with us with every specification and was absolutely wonderful to work with. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very attentive throughout the entire process. We went through several issues with finding a beach due to Sandy and Andrea kept us updated with the best way to go about it. She was very helpful!
Andrea was very attentive throughout the entire process. We went through several issues with finding a beach due to Sandy Read more...
Andrea was very attentive throughout the entire process. We went through several issues with finding a beach due to Sandy and Andrea kept us updated with the best way to go about it. She was very helpful! Read less
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jamie
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was helpful and attentive with any questions or concerns both my husband and I had espescially with my husband being from another country and myself being from another state. Having her available for an in person meeting was also great to be able to go over last details and run through the ceremony.
Andrea was helpful and attentive with any questions or concerns both my husband and I had espescially with my husband Read more...
Andrea was helpful and attentive with any questions or concerns both my husband and I had espescially with my husband being from another country and myself being from another state. Having her available for an in person meeting was also great to be able to go over last details and run through the ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Andrea was very helpful and professional.
Rev. Andrea was very helpful and professional.
Rev. Andrea was very helpful and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Andrea made our wedding day perfect!
Excellent! Andrea made our wedding day perfect!
Excellent! Andrea made our wedding day perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was Extremely Help Full in the planning of our event! She Made it very easy for us. She had many recommendations for locations, she even took us to many of them. She showed us many pictures as a guide. She had lot of recommendations for vendors to use from flowers to chairs and a hair salon for my wife to get her hair done very early Sunday morning. She got to our location early set things up for us, had a sound system for the music. I can not say enough great things about her! She was great!! I highly recommend her!
Andrea was Extremely Help Full in the planning of our event! She Made it very easy for us. She had many recommendations Read more...
Andrea was Extremely Help Full in the planning of our event! She Made it very easy for us. She had many recommendations for locations, she even took us to many of them. She showed us many pictures as a guide. She had lot of recommendations for vendors to use from flowers to chairs and a hair salon for my wife to get her hair done very early Sunday morning. She got to our location early set things up for us, had a sound system for the music. I can not say enough great things about her! She was great!! I highly recommend her! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
6/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was fantastic. Andrea is willing to work with your schedule. She is quick to respond, offers some helpful suggestions and is truly professional. We got married on a Tuesday, it was going to happen on the beach but rain altered our plans. Andrea waited as long as possible to see if the weather would give us an opening. It didn't but we ended up in her wedding office. Andrea is extremely flexible. It was also discounted because it was on a Tuesday. I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks Andrea for making our day special.
Andrea was fantastic. Andrea is willing to work with your schedule. She is quick to respond, offers some helpful Read more...
Andrea was fantastic. Andrea is willing to work with your schedule. She is quick to respond, offers some helpful suggestions and is truly professional. We got married on a Tuesday, it was going to happen on the beach but rain altered our plans. Andrea waited as long as possible to see if the weather would give us an opening. It didn't but we ended up in her wedding office. Andrea is extremely flexible. It was also discounted because it was on a Tuesday. I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks Andrea for making our day special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea did an amazing job!!!!!
Andrea did an amazing job!!!!!
Andrea did an amazing job!!!!! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell officiated at our wedding on 6/15/13. She took us through the process step by step and met all of our needs. She was very professional yet made us feel very comfortable and was so easy to talk to . Would highly recommend her for to officiate at your special occasion !!!!!!
Andrea Purtell officiated at our wedding on 6/15/13. She took us through the process step by step and met all of our Read more...
Andrea Purtell officiated at our wedding on 6/15/13. She took us through the process step by step and met all of our needs. She was very professional yet made us feel very comfortable and was so easy to talk to . Would highly recommend her for to officiate at your special occasion !!!!!! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Very happy with our choice of for this joyous occasion as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. What an absolutely breathtaking ceremony Andrea performed for my husband and I :) can't thank her enough...
Very happy with our choice of for this joyous occasion as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. What an Read more...
Very happy with our choice of for this joyous occasion as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend. What an absolutely breathtaking ceremony Andrea performed for my husband and I :) can't thank her enough... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea officiated our wedding 10 days ago and she made everything easy and stress free. She took us through each step, was professional yet but us both at ease. Would highly recommend her!!!!
Andrea officiated our wedding 10 days ago and she made everything easy and stress free. She took us through each step, was Read more...
Andrea officiated our wedding 10 days ago and she made everything easy and stress free. She took us through each step, was professional yet but us both at ease. Would highly recommend her!!!! Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married, you need an officiant who genuinly cares about the whole coordination and presentation of your ceremony.. He/ she is the most important part of your ceremony after all. If your looking for someone who is extremely helpful, kind, and responsive, and truly cares about your needs, then look no further because Andrea Purtell is the one you need to perform your ceremony! She was so kind and helpful and customized my ceremony to fit myself and my husband perfectly! Because of her touching words, Andrea is an unforgetable part of my ceremony!
If you are getting married, you need an officiant who genuinly cares about the whole coordination and presentation of your Read more...
If you are getting married, you need an officiant who genuinly cares about the whole coordination and presentation of your ceremony.. He/ she is the most important part of your ceremony after all. If your looking for someone who is extremely helpful, kind, and responsive, and truly cares about your needs, then look no further because Andrea Purtell is the one you need to perform your ceremony! She was so kind and helpful and customized my ceremony to fit myself and my husband perfectly! Because of her touching words, Andrea is an unforgetable part of my ceremony! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we contacted Andrea to officiate our wedding, she was nothing but wonderful. With the Jersey Shore not 100% back, Andrea was a constant source of information and suggestions allowing for us to choose the perfect location for a beach wedding. Her "build your own ceremony" was also appreciated, as we were able to include elements and sayings that we wanted and were personalized. A tropical storm didn't keep us away from the beach, and local flooding didn't keep Andrea away from our ceremony. We thank her for how efficient, flexible, and wonderful she was to work with.
From the moment we contacted Andrea to officiate our wedding, she was nothing but wonderful. With the Jersey Shore not Read more...
From the moment we contacted Andrea to officiate our wedding, she was nothing but wonderful. With the Jersey Shore not 100% back, Andrea was a constant source of information and suggestions allowing for us to choose the perfect location for a beach wedding. Her "build your own ceremony" was also appreciated, as we were able to include elements and sayings that we wanted and were personalized. A tropical storm didn't keep us away from the beach, and local flooding didn't keep Andrea away from our ceremony. We thank her for how efficient, flexible, and wonderful she was to work with. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very helpful in providing many different (and lovely) ideas for ceremonies, including those that were already written, mixing-and-matching, as well as being open and flexible to any and all ideas the bride and groom might have. She provided endless resources and advice when solicited. Andrea responded promptly through e-mail and took the initiative in contacting us as the wedding date approached to make absolutely sure that everything was to our liking. She was able to personalize our ceremony based on our desires and preferences and offer any relevant suggestions. She has a very pleasant, friendly, open, and soothing demeanor. Her ceremonies are all beautiful--it was not easy making a decision! On the day of our wedding, she arrived early as promised, and did her best to prepare everyone and everything (even on a windy day with pending rainstorms!) to make sure that all went smoothly. She has reasonable pricing as well.
Andrea was very helpful in providing many different (and lovely) ideas for ceremonies, including those that were already Read more...
Andrea was very helpful in providing many different (and lovely) ideas for ceremonies, including those that were already written, mixing-and-matching, as well as being open and flexible to any and all ideas the bride and groom might have. She provided endless resources and advice when solicited. Andrea responded promptly through e-mail and took the initiative in contacting us as the wedding date approached to make absolutely sure that everything was to our liking. She was able to personalize our ceremony based on our desires and preferences and offer any relevant suggestions. She has a very pleasant, friendly, open, and soothing demeanor. Her ceremonies are all beautiful--it was not easy making a decision! On the day of our wedding, she arrived early as promised, and did her best to prepare everyone and everything (even on a windy day with pending rainstorms!) to make sure that all went smoothly. She has reasonable pricing as well. Read less
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Luljeta
Wedding:
5/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very nice and professional. She was very prompt and courteous with our questions. I'm really happy we chose her to officiate our ceremony and would recommend her to everyone.
Andrea was very nice and professional. She was very prompt and courteous with our questions. I'm really happy we chose her Read more...
Andrea was very nice and professional. She was very prompt and courteous with our questions. I'm really happy we chose her to officiate our ceremony and would recommend her to everyone. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a wonderful ceremony that reflected us. She always responded to emails and phone calls immediately. She also would email confirmations when she received payment or a request to change something.
We would most definitely recommend that you look no further and try to book with Andrea. There is no doubt in our minds that she will provide wonderful service and put your mind at ease.
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a wonderful ceremony that reflected us. She always responded to emails and phone calls immediately. She also would email confirmations when she received payment or a request to change something.
We would most definitely recommend that you look no further and try to book with Andrea. There is no doubt in our minds that she will provide wonderful service and put your mind at ease. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a wonderful ceremony that reflected us. She always responded to emails and phone calls immediately. She also would email confirmations when she received payment or a request to change something.
We would most definitely recommend that you look no further and try to book with Andrea. There is no doubt in our minds that she will provide wonderful service and put your mind at ease.
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely organized, punctual, responsive, helpful, and put together a wonderful ceremony that reflected us. She always responded to emails and phone calls immediately. She also would email confirmations when she received payment or a request to change something.
We would most definitely recommend that you look no further and try to book with Andrea. There is no doubt in our minds that she will provide wonderful service and put your mind at ease. Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was an excellent officiant. She was incredibly responsive when we had a question, made sure we had all of the information necessary for us with our marriage certificate and licence, and had so many options to choose from for our ceremony that we felt we were really able to customize it to our personal preferences. Did a fantastic job for our wedding ceremony, would definitely recommend.
Andrea was an excellent officiant. She was incredibly responsive when we had a question, made sure we had all of the Read more...
Andrea was an excellent officiant. She was incredibly responsive when we had a question, made sure we had all of the information necessary for us with our marriage certificate and licence, and had so many options to choose from for our ceremony that we felt we were really able to customize it to our personal preferences. Did a fantastic job for our wedding ceremony, would definitely recommend. Read less
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Edward
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea made our wish for a beach wedding as easy and special as we could have imagined. She was extremely helpful in every aspect of it and performed a very nice, professional wedding officianrt service.
Andrea made our wish for a beach wedding as easy and special as we could have imagined. She was extremely helpful in every Read more...
Andrea made our wish for a beach wedding as easy and special as we could have imagined. She was extremely helpful in every aspect of it and performed a very nice, professional wedding officianrt service. Read less
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amber
Wedding:
5/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was able and willing to accommodate everything that I had wanted. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. The day was everything I had dreamed it would be!
Andrea was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was able and willing to accommodate everything that I had wanted. She Read more...
Andrea was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was able and willing to accommodate everything that I had wanted. She was always quick to respond to any questions I had. The day was everything I had dreamed it would be! Read less
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Nakenya
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
There are no words to express how grateful we are to Andrea. we only had a week to plan- and she was there without hesitation to marry us-in the way we wanted to be married. The Ceremony was beautiful and she made it perfect. Andrea is very professional but at the same time she felt like Family. She included our children in the ceremony which was important to us. We wouldn't have done it any other way. thanks Andrea!!

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There are no words to express how grateful we are to Andrea. we only had a week to plan- and she was there without Read more...
There are no words to express how grateful we are to Andrea. we only had a week to plan- and she was there without hesitation to marry us-in the way we wanted to be married. The Ceremony was beautiful and she made it perfect. Andrea is very professional but at the same time she felt like Family. She included our children in the ceremony which was important to us. We wouldn't have done it any other way. thanks Andrea!!

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Alexia
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Very happy with the service!
Ms. Andrea offered us what we needed: a quick and special ceremony!
No waiting, prompt replies to our questions and all the informations were given to us in order and in no time!
I highly recommend her to everyone!
Thank u so much !
Alexia&Chip
Very happy with the service!
Ms. Andrea offered us what we needed: a quick and special ceremony!
No waiting, Read more...
Very happy with the service!
Ms. Andrea offered us what we needed: a quick and special ceremony!
No waiting, prompt replies to our questions and all the informations were given to us in order and in no time!
I highly recommend her to everyone!
Thank u so much !
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Julie
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Radisson of Freehold, NJ on April 12, 2013 by Reverend Andrea. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole process so easy! We really did not know anything about planning a ceremony or the steps we needed to take leading up to the day to make sure we had all the proper paperwork completed, etc. We chose to be in contact with Andrea through email because that was what worked for our schedules. Throughout the process she kept us informed, provided us with beautiful ceremony ideas and then customized ours based on what we wanted. When the big day finally arrived the ceremony was perfect!! Andrea was very professional and is a wonderful speaker. The ceremony flowed so nicely...we have received so many compliments from our guests about the ceremony. She really did an outstanding job and we are so happy with the services she provided us with as our officiant! After the ceremony, she even provided us with a keepsake copy of our ceremony which was beautiful in presentation and something very nice to have for memories. My husband and I would highly recommend "This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services" provided by Andrea. Thanks for making our day so special and perfect! Sincerely, Julie and Patrick Casertano
My husband and I were married at the Radisson of Freehold, NJ on April 12, 2013 by Reverend Andrea. She was an absolute Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Radisson of Freehold, NJ on April 12, 2013 by Reverend Andrea. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the whole process so easy! We really did not know anything about planning a ceremony or the steps we needed to take leading up to the day to make sure we had all the proper paperwork completed, etc. We chose to be in contact with Andrea through email because that was what worked for our schedules. Throughout the process she kept us informed, provided us with beautiful ceremony ideas and then customized ours based on what we wanted. When the big day finally arrived the ceremony was perfect!! Andrea was very professional and is a wonderful speaker. The ceremony flowed so nicely...we have received so many compliments from our guests about the ceremony. She really did an outstanding job and we are so happy with the services she provided us with as our officiant! After the ceremony, she even provided us with a keepsake copy of our ceremony which was beautiful in presentation and something very nice to have for memories. My husband and I would highly recommend "This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services" provided by Andrea. Thanks for making our day so special and perfect! Sincerely, Julie and Patrick Casertano Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very nice and professional when we were preparing our wedding: She gave us very good advices, gave us choices between different wording for the ceremony (religious / non religious/ etc.)
She also had really good contacts for everything: place for ceremony, where to get flowers, cakes, etc.
She came up in advance at the ceremony to help us set up everything and we were ready and know exactly and in details what would happen.
We highly recommend her service!!!
Andrea was very nice and professional when we were preparing our wedding: She gave us very good advices, gave us choices Read more...
Andrea was very nice and professional when we were preparing our wedding: She gave us very good advices, gave us choices between different wording for the ceremony (religious / non religious/ etc.)
She also had really good contacts for everything: place for ceremony, where to get flowers, cakes, etc.
She came up in advance at the ceremony to help us set up everything and we were ready and know exactly and in details what would happen.
We highly recommend her service!!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Andrea to marry us. She is professional, kind, and provided us with a beautiful ceremony. She was quick to reply to all of my e-mails. She put together all the details we wanted to create a ceremony that was exactly what we imagined. We received so many compliments on her and we would recommend her to anyone.
We are so happy we chose Andrea to marry us. She is professional, kind, and provided us with a beautiful ceremony. She was Read more...
We are so happy we chose Andrea to marry us. She is professional, kind, and provided us with a beautiful ceremony. She was quick to reply to all of my e-mails. She put together all the details we wanted to create a ceremony that was exactly what we imagined. We received so many compliments on her and we would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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tricia
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea is the most amazing person!!!!!!!!! I got married on February 17,2013 on bay head beach It was the most difficut cause of hurrican Sandy. My wedding plans got destroyed by the hurrican but Andrea was the most helpfull on trying to plan all over again couldn't have done it with out her!!!!!!!! tricia and michael lynam
Andrea is the most amazing person!!!!!!!!! I got married on February 17,2013 on bay head beach It was the most difficut Read more...
Andrea is the most amazing person!!!!!!!!! I got married on February 17,2013 on bay head beach It was the most difficut cause of hurrican Sandy. My wedding plans got destroyed by the hurrican but Andrea was the most helpfull on trying to plan all over again couldn't have done it with out her!!!!!!!! tricia and michael lynam Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea was really great. She was very helpful in our very quick planned event. She was accommodating and helpful in planning our day in such short notice. Her fees are reasonable and she is very sweet. I would recommend her to everyone. My day was a bittersweet one and Andrea helped incorporate the absence of my loving mother. She also braved it with us as we exchanged vows outside in the middle of February :) Thanks Andrea!!
Andrea was really great. She was very helpful in our very quick planned event. She was accommodating and helpful in Read more...
Andrea was really great. She was very helpful in our very quick planned event. She was accommodating and helpful in planning our day in such short notice. Her fees are reasonable and she is very sweet. I would recommend her to everyone. My day was a bittersweet one and Andrea helped incorporate the absence of my loving mother. She also braved it with us as we exchanged vows outside in the middle of February :) Thanks Andrea!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell was reliable, accommodating, available when needed and flexible at all times. She was very organized and gave many options for our ceremony vows. She paid attention to the details of our eventful day and was such a pleasure that we insisted that she stay through our reception. I would whole-heartedly recommend her without any hesitation whatsoever. THANK YOU!!!! <3
Andrea Purtell was reliable, accommodating, available when needed and flexible at all times. She was very organized and Read more...
Andrea Purtell was reliable, accommodating, available when needed and flexible at all times. She was very organized and gave many options for our ceremony vows. She paid attention to the details of our eventful day and was such a pleasure that we insisted that she stay through our reception. I would whole-heartedly recommend her without any hesitation whatsoever. THANK YOU!!!! <3 Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was extremely helpful with the planning of our day. She provided a wonderful ceremony....just as we wanted it. She also gave us some great tips on where to have our small ceremony and it turned out to be the most perfect day! I highly recommend her for officiant services.
Andrea was extremely helpful with the planning of our day. She provided a wonderful ceremony....just as we wanted it. She Read more...
Andrea was extremely helpful with the planning of our day. She provided a wonderful ceremony....just as we wanted it. She also gave us some great tips on where to have our small ceremony and it turned out to be the most perfect day! I highly recommend her for officiant services. Read less
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mhd
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing. We eloped and not only did she officiate our ceremony, she helped guide us through what we needed to do prior to our wedding day. She kept in constant communication with us and always got back to us quickly with any questions we had. She was able to provide us with options for our vows and really helped us make sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be. Andrea did an spectacular job as our officiant and I highly recommend her.
Andrea was amazing. We eloped and not only did she officiate our ceremony, she helped guide us through what we needed to Read more...
Andrea was amazing. We eloped and not only did she officiate our ceremony, she helped guide us through what we needed to do prior to our wedding day. She kept in constant communication with us and always got back to us quickly with any questions we had. She was able to provide us with options for our vows and really helped us make sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be. Andrea did an spectacular job as our officiant and I highly recommend her. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea provided a beautiful ceremony and was so helpful. Would gladly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful day!
Andrea provided a beautiful ceremony and was so helpful. Would gladly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful day!
Andrea provided a beautiful ceremony and was so helpful. Would gladly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful day! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
11/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to express how wonderful Andrea was. Unfortunately due to Hurricane Sandy our original plans had to be changed on very short notice. Not only was Andrea flexible with the time and venue changes, she went out of her way to find us a new venue. She was easy to get a hold of and always had wonderful suggestions and ideas. We cannot wait to use her again for our vow renewal ceremony.
Thank you Andrea!
Kim and Carrie
I cannot begin to express how wonderful Andrea was. Unfortunately due to Hurricane Sandy our original plans had to be Read more...
I cannot begin to express how wonderful Andrea was. Unfortunately due to Hurricane Sandy our original plans had to be changed on very short notice. Not only was Andrea flexible with the time and venue changes, she went out of her way to find us a new venue. She was easy to get a hold of and always had wonderful suggestions and ideas. We cannot wait to use her again for our vow renewal ceremony.
Thank you Andrea!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. Out of all of the vendors we hired for our wedding, Andrea was by far the best. There is not one negative thing I can say about working with Andrea, she was everything I could have wanted in our officiant, organized, friendly, extremely responsive with any questions I had even in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Best of all, Andrea's prices are very affordable when compared to other officiants in the area. You definately get more than your money's worth.
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. Out of all of the vendors we hired for our wedding, Andrea was by far the best. There Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. Out of all of the vendors we hired for our wedding, Andrea was by far the best. There is not one negative thing I can say about working with Andrea, she was everything I could have wanted in our officiant, organized, friendly, extremely responsive with any questions I had even in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Best of all, Andrea's prices are very affordable when compared to other officiants in the area. You definately get more than your money's worth. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great! Very professional! Timely with communications and did everything possible to ensure we had a beautiful day! We received many compliments on how our ceremony was perfect to describe us and the love we have for each other. It was an amazing day and we thank Andrea so much for helping make it special!

Tony & Ashley :)
Andrea was great! Very professional! Timely with communications and did everything possible to ensure we had a beautiful Read more...
Andrea was great! Very professional! Timely with communications and did everything possible to ensure we had a beautiful day! We received many compliments on how our ceremony was perfect to describe us and the love we have for each other. It was an amazing day and we thank Andrea so much for helping make it special!

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Jim & Diana
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Hurricane Sandy ruined our planned Wedding. We wanted to get Married on our date. With Andrea's help we started to plan a new wedding on Friday and had the perfect Ceremony on Sunday. Thank You!
Hurricane Sandy ruined our planned Wedding. We wanted to get Married on our date. With Andrea's help we started to plan a Read more...
Hurricane Sandy ruined our planned Wedding. We wanted to get Married on our date. With Andrea's help we started to plan a new wedding on Friday and had the perfect Ceremony on Sunday. Thank You! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was wonderful. She made the ceremony very special. She was prompt to respond to any communications. She was also very flexible and accommodating with the ceremony. Highly recommended!
Andrea was wonderful. She made the ceremony very special. She was prompt to respond to any communications. She was also Read more...
Andrea was wonderful. She made the ceremony very special. She was prompt to respond to any communications. She was also very flexible and accommodating with the ceremony. Highly recommended! Read less
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May
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so happy with Andrea's services in every way. She was so patient and so informative about the whole process. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants a wonderful officiant for their wedding.

May & Noel
My husband and I were so happy with Andrea's services in every way. She was so patient and so informative about the whole Read more...
My husband and I were so happy with Andrea's services in every way. She was so patient and so informative about the whole process. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants a wonderful officiant for their wedding.

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Kelly
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect and we couldn't be more happy with Andreas services.
Everything was perfect and we couldn't be more happy with Andreas services.
Everything was perfect and we couldn't be more happy with Andreas services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are so many little elements of a wedding that need to come together to make it the wedding of your dreams. Andrea helped us do just that. By understanding our vision, helping with decorations, and her selection of ceremony options, it was all very simple. We couldn't have imagined that it would be as beautiful as it was. She is both professional and personable. She fit right in with our vision and is beautifully spoken. She gave great advice to make things run smoothly and the days before when we were nervous about how things would run, she walked us through everything. She filed the paperwork and told us how to get the license following. She is knowledgeable and patient. Without a doubt we recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Mandi and Melissa
There are so many little elements of a wedding that need to come together to make it the wedding of your dreams. Andrea Read more...
There are so many little elements of a wedding that need to come together to make it the wedding of your dreams. Andrea helped us do just that. By understanding our vision, helping with decorations, and her selection of ceremony options, it was all very simple. We couldn't have imagined that it would be as beautiful as it was. She is both professional and personable. She fit right in with our vision and is beautifully spoken. She gave great advice to make things run smoothly and the days before when we were nervous about how things would run, she walked us through everything. She filed the paperwork and told us how to get the license following. She is knowledgeable and patient. Without a doubt we recommend her to anyone and everyone!

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Janell
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for someone to go above and beyond and really make your wedding special Andrea of this joyous occasion is the woman to see. My husband is a Marine and she helped me learn more about what it means to be the wife of a United States Marine. She takes the time to really make sure that the wedding service that she provides is the one of your dreams. I am so happy with her services and wouldn't have chnaged a thing because it was beautiful and truthful to my husband and my personality.
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If you are looking for someone to go above and beyond and really make your wedding special Andrea of this joyous occasion is the woman to see. My husband is a Marine and she helped me learn more about what it means to be the wife of a United States Marine. She takes the time to really make sure that the wedding service that she provides is the one of your dreams. I am so happy with her services and wouldn't have chnaged a thing because it was beautiful and truthful to my husband and my personality. Read less
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mary
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea is an amazing person overall and she is an amazing officiant. Our wedding ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Thank you so much.
Andrea is an amazing person overall and she is an amazing officiant. Our wedding ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Read more...
Andrea is an amazing person overall and she is an amazing officiant. Our wedding ceremony turned out to be beautiful. Thank you so much. Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea is such a pleasant and wonderful person to work with! She was very quick to reply to our e-mails back and forth. She was always on top of things and made sure the two of us were completely satisfied before our ceremony. Andrea came before our ceremony to quickly go through the process of everything since we opted out of a rehearsal. She was extremely knowledgable and patient with all questions. We are so pleased to have been able to work with Andrea and to have her officiate our backyard ceremony. You will not be disappointed with her services!
Andrea is such a pleasant and wonderful person to work with! She was very quick to reply to our e-mails back and forth. Read more...
Andrea is such a pleasant and wonderful person to work with! She was very quick to reply to our e-mails back and forth. She was always on top of things and made sure the two of us were completely satisfied before our ceremony. Andrea came before our ceremony to quickly go through the process of everything since we opted out of a rehearsal. She was extremely knowledgable and patient with all questions. We are so pleased to have been able to work with Andrea and to have her officiate our backyard ceremony. You will not be disappointed with her services! Read less
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Daisha
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea truly made our wedding a day to remember. She was very knowledgeable about the area and her particular field of expertise. She was also very accommodating when it rained on our special day and we had to move the location.
Andrea truly made our wedding a day to remember. She was very knowledgeable about the area and her particular field of Read more...
Andrea truly made our wedding a day to remember. She was very knowledgeable about the area and her particular field of expertise. She was also very accommodating when it rained on our special day and we had to move the location. Read less
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Doug
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell was amazing as our officiant! Warm but professional, organized, and not just open to any and all ideas of ours - but filled with her own! She truly helped to give us our dream wedding ceremony. Our guests are still talking about it - and will be for years to come.
Andrea Purtell was amazing as our officiant! Warm but professional, organized, and not just open to any and all ideas of Read more...
Andrea Purtell was amazing as our officiant! Warm but professional, organized, and not just open to any and all ideas of ours - but filled with her own! She truly helped to give us our dream wedding ceremony. Our guests are still talking about it - and will be for years to come. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Andrea to officiate our wedding ceremony & to conduct our rehearsal. She was wonderful & the ceremony was performed beautifully. Many thanks Andrea for your services on our special day!
We hired Andrea to officiate our wedding ceremony & to conduct our rehearsal. She was wonderful & the ceremony was Read more...
We hired Andrea to officiate our wedding ceremony & to conduct our rehearsal. She was wonderful & the ceremony was performed beautifully. Many thanks Andrea for your services on our special day! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was the most important day of our lives. Andrea Purtell our Wedding Officiant was the most professional and loving woman we had ever met. She made our wedding day more than we dreamed of and could not have asked for anything more. If you are looking to get married and you need someone to take care of your special day, you need to call Andrea. She will take care of you from the first time you call.

Mike and Shannon Fattizzi
Our wedding day was the most important day of our lives. Andrea Purtell our Wedding Officiant was the most professional Read more...
Our wedding day was the most important day of our lives. Andrea Purtell our Wedding Officiant was the most professional and loving woman we had ever met. She made our wedding day more than we dreamed of and could not have asked for anything more. If you are looking to get married and you need someone to take care of your special day, you need to call Andrea. She will take care of you from the first time you call.

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Rita
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was AMAZING!! Throughout our planning period, she quickly answered any questions we had and provided us with tons of helpful information, simple decorations and keepsake copies of everything. She was easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and extremely nice. The day before our sunrise wedding, something came up and we needed to postpone our wedding a few hours. We called her less than 12 hours before the start time and she was happy to accommodate us. Everything turned out beautiful and a lot of it had to do with Andrea. I would recommend her to anyone getting married or renewing their vows.
Andrea was AMAZING!! Throughout our planning period, she quickly answered any questions we had and provided us with tons Read more...
Andrea was AMAZING!! Throughout our planning period, she quickly answered any questions we had and provided us with tons of helpful information, simple decorations and keepsake copies of everything. She was easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and extremely nice. The day before our sunrise wedding, something came up and we needed to postpone our wedding a few hours. We called her less than 12 hours before the start time and she was happy to accommodate us. Everything turned out beautiful and a lot of it had to do with Andrea. I would recommend her to anyone getting married or renewing their vows. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was wonderful!! She was very flexible to my needs... She made everything flow splendidly!!
Andrea was wonderful!! She was very flexible to my needs... She made everything flow splendidly!!
Andrea was wonderful!! She was very flexible to my needs... She made everything flow splendidly!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to all who are looking for a wedding officiant. If you are looking for a woman officiant who is completely organized, professional and confident in the services she provides, than go with Andrea! During the process she will meet with you and go over a list of different services that you can have and she is extremely helpful in providing the ceremony both you and your fiance/significant other want. It was a great process working with Andrea as she is extremely nice and truly passionate about officiating ceremonies.
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to all who are looking for a wedding officiant. If Read more...
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to all who are looking for a wedding officiant. If you are looking for a woman officiant who is completely organized, professional and confident in the services she provides, than go with Andrea! During the process she will meet with you and go over a list of different services that you can have and she is extremely helpful in providing the ceremony both you and your fiance/significant other want. It was a great process working with Andrea as she is extremely nice and truly passionate about officiating ceremonies. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Andrea Purtell as the officiant for our wedding on September 14, 2012. Andrea was wonderful to work with! Not being from the area, we were able to meet her at a local shop to discuss everything we wanted (and didn't want!) for our ceremony. We were looking to have a quick, non-religious ceremony with no additional pieces (unity candle, sand, etc). Andrea had a number of ceremonies to choose from, and we were able to personalize anything we wanted and pick and choose what pieces we did and did not want to include. Another great thing is how easy it was to contact her. I used e-mail to contact her, and she would e-mail back very quickly and was extremely helpful. For our rehearsal, she made everything run very smoothly and helped us figure out who should walk when and what everyone was supposed to be saying. On our wedding day, she arrived an hour early and met with our maitre'd and the DJ in order to finalize all of our ceremony details. Andrea was extremely nice and a wonderful officiant to work with!! Everything with our day went off without a hitch!
We used Andrea Purtell as the officiant for our wedding on September 14, 2012. Andrea was wonderful to work with! Not Read more...
We used Andrea Purtell as the officiant for our wedding on September 14, 2012. Andrea was wonderful to work with! Not being from the area, we were able to meet her at a local shop to discuss everything we wanted (and didn't want!) for our ceremony. We were looking to have a quick, non-religious ceremony with no additional pieces (unity candle, sand, etc). Andrea had a number of ceremonies to choose from, and we were able to personalize anything we wanted and pick and choose what pieces we did and did not want to include. Another great thing is how easy it was to contact her. I used e-mail to contact her, and she would e-mail back very quickly and was extremely helpful. For our rehearsal, she made everything run very smoothly and helped us figure out who should walk when and what everyone was supposed to be saying. On our wedding day, she arrived an hour early and met with our maitre'd and the DJ in order to finalize all of our ceremony details. Andrea was extremely nice and a wonderful officiant to work with!! Everything with our day went off without a hitch! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was very professional, likeable, and easy to talk to. She tailored the ceremony specifically to what we wanted, woke up at an ungodly hour because we wanted to get married at sunrise, and she was very flexible in scheduling the date in between military deployments.
Andrea was very professional, likeable, and easy to talk to. She tailored the ceremony specifically to what we wanted, Read more...
Andrea was very professional, likeable, and easy to talk to. She tailored the ceremony specifically to what we wanted, woke up at an ungodly hour because we wanted to get married at sunrise, and she was very flexible in scheduling the date in between military deployments. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea was professional start to finish. We are so lucky to have found her!! We met her, kept in touch and never had to wait for a response. I would highly recommend her!!
Andrea was professional start to finish. We are so lucky to have found her!! We met her, kept in touch and never had to Read more...
Andrea was professional start to finish. We are so lucky to have found her!! We met her, kept in touch and never had to wait for a response. I would highly recommend her!! Read less
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Marion
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a fantastic officiant! She is prompt, great personality and well organized. From our initial meeting, her warmth came through and I knew we would use her for our ceremony. She kept us organized, on point and was prompt and helpful in our communications. We liked the selection of vows and so did our wedding guest. The rehearsal with her was truly useful and even though the weather prevented our initial plan of an outdoor ceremony, she was able to help us adapt to the inside without skipping a beat.
Andrea was a fantastic officiant! She is prompt, great personality and well organized. From our initial meeting, her Read more...
Andrea was a fantastic officiant! She is prompt, great personality and well organized. From our initial meeting, her warmth came through and I knew we would use her for our ceremony. She kept us organized, on point and was prompt and helpful in our communications. We liked the selection of vows and so did our wedding guest. The rehearsal with her was truly useful and even though the weather prevented our initial plan of an outdoor ceremony, she was able to help us adapt to the inside without skipping a beat. Read less
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Maestro
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing! Best experience an d she went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Andrea was amazing! Best experience an d she went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend her to Read more...
Andrea was amazing! Best experience an d she went above and beyond to make our day special. I highly recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Andrea is top notch. Future brides, you will be pleased with selecting Rev Andrea as your officiant.
Rev Andrea is top notch. Future brides, you will be pleased with selecting Rev Andrea as your officiant.
Rev Andrea is top notch. Future brides, you will be pleased with selecting Rev Andrea as your officiant. Read less
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trish
Wedding:
8/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great, she answered questions, read my mind and put me and my husband at ease. Everything was well planned and she handled everything was even our witness to get our marriage license!! couldn't ask for a better experience. Our ceremony was lovely and she gave us keepsakes to remember it by. Awesome!!!
Andrea was great, she answered questions, read my mind and put me and my husband at ease. Everything was well planned and Read more...
Andrea was great, she answered questions, read my mind and put me and my husband at ease. Everything was well planned and she handled everything was even our witness to get our marriage license!! couldn't ask for a better experience. Our ceremony was lovely and she gave us keepsakes to remember it by. Awesome!!! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
A BIG thank you to Andrea for officiating our wedding ceremony! I found Andrea on this website and was pleased to see that we could create our own ceremony completely by choosing different ideas for each part of the ceremony. We were able to keep the ceremony as short as we wanted and even though we didn't technically write our own vows, it felt special that we were able to choose something different the the traditional wedding ceremony. We hadn't even met Andrea before the rehearsal but she exceeded our expectations! She was very professional and made sure to ask all the questions we didn't know to ask beforehand to make sure everything went smoothly! Absolutely will recommend Andrea to anyone we know! Thanks again, Andrea!

Casey & Michael Gilmore - 8.10.12
A BIG thank you to Andrea for officiating our wedding ceremony! I found Andrea on this website and was pleased to see that Read more...
A BIG thank you to Andrea for officiating our wedding ceremony! I found Andrea on this website and was pleased to see that we could create our own ceremony completely by choosing different ideas for each part of the ceremony. We were able to keep the ceremony as short as we wanted and even though we didn't technically write our own vows, it felt special that we were able to choose something different the the traditional wedding ceremony. We hadn't even met Andrea before the rehearsal but she exceeded our expectations! She was very professional and made sure to ask all the questions we didn't know to ask beforehand to make sure everything went smoothly! Absolutely will recommend Andrea to anyone we know! Thanks again, Andrea!

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Sara
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea did a great job. From the consulation to the moment we said goodbye after the ceremony, she was friendly, professional, and helpful. The seaside ceremony was perfect!
Andrea did a great job. From the consulation to the moment we said goodbye after the ceremony, she was friendly, Read more...
Andrea did a great job. From the consulation to the moment we said goodbye after the ceremony, she was friendly, professional, and helpful. The seaside ceremony was perfect! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea officiated our Friday Night ceremony at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty. She went above and beyond our expectations and provided us with the perfect ceremony. She was flexible, understanding, and compassionate. We were so lucky to have found her in our wedding planning and I would recommend her to any bride out there who wants a top notch ceremony! She even took some great pictures for us before and after the ceremony. Thanks again Andrea!!!

Love, Lindsay & Nick
7/27/2012
Andrea officiated our Friday Night ceremony at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty. She went above and beyond our expectations and Read more...
Andrea officiated our Friday Night ceremony at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty. She went above and beyond our expectations and provided us with the perfect ceremony. She was flexible, understanding, and compassionate. We were so lucky to have found her in our wedding planning and I would recommend her to any bride out there who wants a top notch ceremony! She even took some great pictures for us before and after the ceremony. Thanks again Andrea!!!

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Kim Lola
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Andreas service was perfect! She made our wedding amazing.
Andreas service was perfect! She made our wedding amazing.
Andreas service was perfect! She made our wedding amazing. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
So friendly, professional and wonderful. Our ceremony was exactly as we wanted it and she was prepared for everything including a last minute location change due to weather and slight change in ceremony wording.
So friendly, professional and wonderful. Our ceremony was exactly as we wanted it and she was prepared for everything Read more...
So friendly, professional and wonderful. Our ceremony was exactly as we wanted it and she was prepared for everything including a last minute location change due to weather and slight change in ceremony wording. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was amazing! And extremely helpful and professional! My fiancé and I decided we wanted to get married on the beach and we wanted to do it in less than a week. I thought it was a long shot until I got in contact with Andrea. She kindly walked us through the entire process step by step. If it hadn't been for her we wouldn't of been able to make our dream come true! She is truly wonderful! I am so thankful!
Andrea was amazing! And extremely helpful and professional! My fiancé and I decided we wanted to get married on the beach Read more...
Andrea was amazing! And extremely helpful and professional! My fiancé and I decided we wanted to get married on the beach and we wanted to do it in less than a week. I thought it was a long shot until I got in contact with Andrea. She kindly walked us through the entire process step by step. If it hadn't been for her we wouldn't of been able to make our dream come true! She is truly wonderful! I am so thankful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea is a wonderful officiant! My husband and I had the pleasure of having her officiate our ceremony this past weekend. My guests and I were all very impressed with her. She is very personable, professional, and speaks in a clear, pleasant tone. She is very genuine and goes out of her way to make sure everything goes perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant in the area.
Andrea is a wonderful officiant! My husband and I had the pleasure of having her officiate our ceremony this past weekend. Read more...
Andrea is a wonderful officiant! My husband and I had the pleasure of having her officiate our ceremony this past weekend. My guests and I were all very impressed with her. She is very personable, professional, and speaks in a clear, pleasant tone. She is very genuine and goes out of her way to make sure everything goes perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant in the area. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great and very helpful. Every time we contacted her she responded right away and with her help my ceremony was perfect. Thanks again for everything, everyone thought the ceremony was beautiful
Andrea was great and very helpful. Every time we contacted her she responded right away and with her help my ceremony was Read more...
Andrea was great and very helpful. Every time we contacted her she responded right away and with her help my ceremony was perfect. Thanks again for everything, everyone thought the ceremony was beautiful Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea is wonderful! She worked diligently with us to make sure the ceremony was just the way we wanted it. We are thrilled!
Andrea is wonderful! She worked diligently with us to make sure the ceremony was just the way we wanted it. We are Read more...
Andrea is wonderful! She worked diligently with us to make sure the ceremony was just the way we wanted it. We are thrilled! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Andrea online in January and met her in person soon after. With all the planning involved with our wedding, Andrea made the ceremony process so easy. She gave all the tools needed to build the perfect ceremony for us. She was readily available though phone calls and email. We knew from the start we were in good hands. As if it couldn't get any better, the day of our wedding, she was polite, professional and a pure delight. Our families and friends absolutely loved her. She made our day that much more special.
We found Andrea online in January and met her in person soon after. With all the planning involved with our wedding, Read more...
We found Andrea online in January and met her in person soon after. With all the planning involved with our wedding, Andrea made the ceremony process so easy. She gave all the tools needed to build the perfect ceremony for us. She was readily available though phone calls and email. We knew from the start we were in good hands. As if it couldn't get any better, the day of our wedding, she was polite, professional and a pure delight. Our families and friends absolutely loved her. She made our day that much more special. Read less
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jess9732
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted a beautiful, simple and private wedding on the beach and that is exactly what we got!!!! We could not have asked for anything more. Andrea was very helpful!!! She took time out of her busy schedule to make sure our wedding day was beautiful and memorable. Our friends are now thinking about doing the same thing!!!! Thank you Andrea!!
My husband and I wanted a beautiful, simple and private wedding on the beach and that is exactly what we got!!!! We could Read more...
My husband and I wanted a beautiful, simple and private wedding on the beach and that is exactly what we got!!!! We could not have asked for anything more. Andrea was very helpful!!! She took time out of her busy schedule to make sure our wedding day was beautiful and memorable. Our friends are now thinking about doing the same thing!!!! Thank you Andrea!! Read less
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leighbee67
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so very blessed to find Andrea to marry us! I loved how she took the time to meet with us to explain the entire ceremony in detail, and I also loved the fact that she offered so many choices in creating our own perfect personalized ceremony. Andrea was extremely thorough in making sure that everything was correct prior to the wedding, and she made our wedding so relaxing and fun. Not only did we have the greatest officiant ever to marry us, but we gained a forever friend!!
My husband and I were so very blessed to find Andrea to marry us! I loved how she took the time to meet with us to explain Read more...
My husband and I were so very blessed to find Andrea to marry us! I loved how she took the time to meet with us to explain the entire ceremony in detail, and I also loved the fact that she offered so many choices in creating our own perfect personalized ceremony. Andrea was extremely thorough in making sure that everything was correct prior to the wedding, and she made our wedding so relaxing and fun. Not only did we have the greatest officiant ever to marry us, but we gained a forever friend!! Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with our choice. Andrea was wonderful! She was very professional, very responsible, very responsive and listening! With her help we created a very memorable and personal ceremony! Thank you, Andrea!
We were very happy with our choice. Andrea was wonderful! She was very professional, very responsible, very responsive and Read more...
We were very happy with our choice. Andrea was wonderful! She was very professional, very responsible, very responsive and listening! With her help we created a very memorable and personal ceremony! Thank you, Andrea! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Andrea,
I wanted to send a quick note letting you know how truly wonderful you made our ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and the way you worked with me prior to was helpful in so many ways, from customizing our ceremony to notes you sent us for preparations really assisted in making our young wedding party comfortable walking down the aisle. I knew from our first meeting months ago that you were the Officiant for our ceremony, and you exceeded all of my expectations. We wanted a short, sweet ceremony, and you managed to turn it into a beautiful and very memorable - comfortable - one. Thank you so much. You are wonderful, I cannot thank you enough. I will always remember our ceremony, and I am so happy and grateful you will be a very large part of that memory.
Sincerely,
the now, Mrs. Kelly Phillips-Rosamilia
Andrea,
I wanted to send a quick note letting you know how truly wonderful you made our ceremony. It was a beautiful Read more...
Andrea,
I wanted to send a quick note letting you know how truly wonderful you made our ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and the way you worked with me prior to was helpful in so many ways, from customizing our ceremony to notes you sent us for preparations really assisted in making our young wedding party comfortable walking down the aisle. I knew from our first meeting months ago that you were the Officiant for our ceremony, and you exceeded all of my expectations. We wanted a short, sweet ceremony, and you managed to turn it into a beautiful and very memorable - comfortable - one. Thank you so much. You are wonderful, I cannot thank you enough. I will always remember our ceremony, and I am so happy and grateful you will be a very large part of that memory.
Sincerely,
the now, Mrs. Kelly Phillips-Rosamilia Read less
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mmoller
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
When I was searching for a wedding officiant, I came across Andrea's website. I immediately knew that she was going to be perfect for our big day. I contacted her and she responded so quickly. She was so flexible to meet us so that we could talk and go over all details and she was absolutely wonderful. Through the whole planning process she was always there to help us and made sure we had everything we needed for the ceremony. The rehearsal was perfect and she made sure we were comfortable with how everything would happen on our day. Our ceremony was beautiful and she made our day by giving us the ceremony we envisioned!! Thank you Andrea, you are the best!!!
When I was searching for a wedding officiant, I came across Andrea's website. I immediately knew that she was going to be Read more...
When I was searching for a wedding officiant, I came across Andrea's website. I immediately knew that she was going to be perfect for our big day. I contacted her and she responded so quickly. She was so flexible to meet us so that we could talk and go over all details and she was absolutely wonderful. Through the whole planning process she was always there to help us and made sure we had everything we needed for the ceremony. The rehearsal was perfect and she made sure we were comfortable with how everything would happen on our day. Our ceremony was beautiful and she made our day by giving us the ceremony we envisioned!! Thank you Andrea, you are the best!!! Read less
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smel67
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding ... I HIGHLY recommend Andrea Purtell ... We were married last week on the beach in Belmar and she did an amazing service ... She worked with us to make it a perfect beach service ... Andrea had set up tiki torches to start the isle and starfish to line the isle and she bought a table that we used to do a sand ceremony ... It was everything I could imagine and Andrea helped to make our day extra special! ...

Susan
If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding ... I HIGHLY recommend Andrea Purtell ... We were married last Read more...
If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding ... I HIGHLY recommend Andrea Purtell ... We were married last week on the beach in Belmar and she did an amazing service ... She worked with us to make it a perfect beach service ... Andrea had set up tiki torches to start the isle and starfish to line the isle and she bought a table that we used to do a sand ceremony ... It was everything I could imagine and Andrea helped to make our day extra special! ...

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Andrea
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea,
Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony.I knew the moment I saw your website and started reading the written ceremonies you have that it was going to be ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
Anthony And I are extremely satisfied with the AMAZING service you provided us. Your professionalism, your care to our needs in making sure our day was special and unique it was appreciated. It was everything I imagined and more. Thank you for the kidness and warmth you brought to our special day. We loved it! our friends and family loved as well.
We will see you again when we renewal our vows!
Sincerely,
Anthony and Andrea Marrone
Andrea,
Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony.I knew the moment I saw your website and started reading the Read more...
Andrea,
Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony.I knew the moment I saw your website and started reading the written ceremonies you have that it was going to be ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
Anthony And I are extremely satisfied with the AMAZING service you provided us. Your professionalism, your care to our needs in making sure our day was special and unique it was appreciated. It was everything I imagined and more. Thank you for the kidness and warmth you brought to our special day. We loved it! our friends and family loved as well.
We will see you again when we renewal our vows!
Sincerely,
Anthony and Andrea Marrone Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell did a wonderful job officiating our wedding, we received many compliments on the ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with and made it very easy to design our own ceremony. She accomodated our special scheduling needs for our rehearsal and her responsiveness and communication was excellent.
Andrea Purtell did a wonderful job officiating our wedding, we received many compliments on the ceremony. She was a Read more...
Andrea Purtell did a wonderful job officiating our wedding, we received many compliments on the ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with and made it very easy to design our own ceremony. She accomodated our special scheduling needs for our rehearsal and her responsiveness and communication was excellent. Read less
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alexandraandvincent
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a great pleasure to work with. Truly professional and dedicated to her work. From beginning to end she made everything easy and "joyus". I thank her tremendously for the service she provided to us on our very special day. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a wonderful officiant.
Andrea was a great pleasure to work with. Truly professional and dedicated to her work. From beginning to end she made Read more...
Andrea was a great pleasure to work with. Truly professional and dedicated to her work. From beginning to end she made everything easy and "joyus". I thank her tremendously for the service she provided to us on our very special day. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a wonderful officiant. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea was such a calming presence at the wedding. She walked us through the entire thing and provided us with a beautiful ceremony! She was always available to us throughout the wedding process and was a huge help getting the ceremony together! I would highly recommend her!
Andrea was such a calming presence at the wedding. She walked us through the entire thing and provided us with a beautiful Read more...
Andrea was such a calming presence at the wedding. She walked us through the entire thing and provided us with a beautiful ceremony! She was always available to us throughout the wedding process and was a huge help getting the ceremony together! I would highly recommend her! Read less
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laredo95
Wedding:
4/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Andrea was a pleasure! Andrea made our wedding day just like we had imagined and planned. She was always quick to respond to any questions and was easy to reach. We would both definitely recommend her. Thank you Andrea for making our day so special.
Working with Andrea was a pleasure! Andrea made our wedding day just like we had imagined and planned. She was always Read more...
Working with Andrea was a pleasure! Andrea made our wedding day just like we had imagined and planned. She was always quick to respond to any questions and was easy to reach. We would both definitely recommend her. Thank you Andrea for making our day so special. Read less
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Tom and Susanne
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Andrea, we had a beautiful wedding day. Our wedding was with a very short notice, but Andrea was very flexible and helpful, so we were able to make it happpen in a couple of days. She is very proffesional and accomodating.
Thanks to Andrea, we had a beautiful wedding day. Our wedding was with a very short notice, but Andrea was very flexible Read more...
Thanks to Andrea, we had a beautiful wedding day. Our wedding was with a very short notice, but Andrea was very flexible and helpful, so we were able to make it happpen in a couple of days. She is very proffesional and accomodating. Read less
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sara
Wedding:
12/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I have a very busy schedule with working full time and coming home to a 2 year old. Andrea I cannot thank you enough for being able to accommodate me at all hours of the day via e-mail and phone. I and my husband are very pleased with our ceremony and happy that we found you. You’re amazing at what you do!! Thank you
I have a very busy schedule with working full time and coming home to a 2 year old. Andrea I cannot thank you enough for Read more...
I have a very busy schedule with working full time and coming home to a 2 year old. Andrea I cannot thank you enough for being able to accommodate me at all hours of the day via e-mail and phone. I and my husband are very pleased with our ceremony and happy that we found you. You’re amazing at what you do!! Thank you Read less
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cpav1126
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning it was clear that her goal was to provide us with outstanding service. We had no idea how outstanding she would prove to be. She worked hard to help us customize our ceremony, was flexible regarding meeting times, and even went above and beyond to help us iron out some issues with our town hall that would have kept us from getting our license on time. Her experience is evident and she is highly professional. We were more than satisfied with her services!
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning it was clear that her goal was to provide us with outstanding Read more...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning it was clear that her goal was to provide us with outstanding service. We had no idea how outstanding she would prove to be. She worked hard to help us customize our ceremony, was flexible regarding meeting times, and even went above and beyond to help us iron out some issues with our town hall that would have kept us from getting our license on time. Her experience is evident and she is highly professional. We were more than satisfied with her services! Read less
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Kenneth
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrea was great. She kept a window open for the date. When NJ,NY and CT was hurt by a freak snowstorm on 10/29/2011, She was more than great in rescheduling the event until the next day. And then she provided a professional and GREAT JOB officiating the wedding service. She allso provided a great service inhelping crafting the wedding serivice and all of the script. In this period of email, voicemail, or text Andrea was always quickly responsive. I would give here 10 stars.

Ken Iversen
Andrea was great. She kept a window open for the date. When NJ,NY and CT was hurt by a freak snowstorm on 10/29/2011, She Read more...
Andrea was great. She kept a window open for the date. When NJ,NY and CT was hurt by a freak snowstorm on 10/29/2011, She was more than great in rescheduling the event until the next day. And then she provided a professional and GREAT JOB officiating the wedding service. She allso provided a great service inhelping crafting the wedding serivice and all of the script. In this period of email, voicemail, or text Andrea was always quickly responsive. I would give here 10 stars.

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Daneza
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Andrea on this website, I called her about a month prior to my wedding date due to sudden change. She was attentive and so caring to my needs she was also flexible. We exchanged information she is very organized. We met at a cute little coffee shop in the area, we spoke about everything, she was VERY thorough. We kept in contact through e-mail she was always quick to answer any of my questions or concerns. She was just such a sweet genuine woman me and my husband were so lucky to be married by her. Also the say of the wedding she was on time and gave the most beautiful ceremony. It couldn't have been more perfect!!!!!!!!! She is great!
I found Andrea on this website, I called her about a month prior to my wedding date due to sudden change. She was Read more...
I found Andrea on this website, I called her about a month prior to my wedding date due to sudden change. She was attentive and so caring to my needs she was also flexible. We exchanged information she is very organized. We met at a cute little coffee shop in the area, we spoke about everything, she was VERY thorough. We kept in contact through e-mail she was always quick to answer any of my questions or concerns. She was just such a sweet genuine woman me and my husband were so lucky to be married by her. Also the say of the wedding she was on time and gave the most beautiful ceremony. It couldn't have been more perfect!!!!!!!!! She is great! Read less
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MYoung3
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a short notice wedding, and Andrea was so easy to work with, helped keep the day as stress free as possible for me. Everything was even more perfect than I could have imagined! Constant contact, Andrea was always available to answer any questions and give me adivse. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect day and I thank Andrea for everything she did for us!
We had a short notice wedding, and Andrea was so easy to work with, helped keep the day as stress free as possible for me. Read more...
We had a short notice wedding, and Andrea was so easy to work with, helped keep the day as stress free as possible for me. Everything was even more perfect than I could have imagined! Constant contact, Andrea was always available to answer any questions and give me adivse. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect day and I thank Andrea for everything she did for us! Read less
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STHERIEN1
Wedding:
9/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot begin to describe how special our wedding was because of "For This Joyous Occassion Officiating Services". Andrea was truly exceptional. Details, Details, Details. From her extensive choice of services right down to the starfish aisle on the beach, everything was perfect! We would recommend this service to anyone who wants their special day to be just perfect!
Sue & Rick
We cannot begin to describe how special our wedding was because of "For This Joyous Occassion Officiating Services". Read more...
We cannot begin to describe how special our wedding was because of "For This Joyous Occassion Officiating Services". Andrea was truly exceptional. Details, Details, Details. From her extensive choice of services right down to the starfish aisle on the beach, everything was perfect! We would recommend this service to anyone who wants their special day to be just perfect!
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cathy
Wedding:
7/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing experience! The aisle of seashells was a beautiful touch. Andrea totally exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have been happier!
We had the most amazing experience! The aisle of seashells was a beautiful touch. Andrea totally exceeded our expectations Read more...
We had the most amazing experience! The aisle of seashells was a beautiful touch. Andrea totally exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Jazzy1Mama
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrea Purtell was flexible, reliable and responded quickly to all my emails. I loved that she made our wedding day so personal with her seaside wedding vows. I am so happy we found her!
Andrea Purtell was flexible, reliable and responded quickly to all my emails. I loved that she made our wedding day so Read more...
Andrea Purtell was flexible, reliable and responded quickly to all my emails. I loved that she made our wedding day so personal with her seaside wedding vows. I am so happy we found her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Andrea gave us exactly what we wanted as an officiant and was responsive, flexible, and very pleasant. Our ceremony turned out to be lovely and without any problems. I highly recommend.
Andrea gave us exactly what we wanted as an officiant and was responsive, flexible, and very pleasant. Our ceremony turned Read more...
Andrea gave us exactly what we wanted as an officiant and was responsive, flexible, and very pleasant. Our ceremony turned out to be lovely and without any problems. I highly recommend. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
8/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Andrea was wonderful to work with. She provided my husband and I with appropriate options to choose from for our vow renewal. Since our renewal ceremony was on the beach and weather was uncertain it was comforting to work with someone who was very flexible in making changes, if needed.

Andrea added just the right touches to make our day even more special.
Andrea was wonderful to work with. She provided my husband and I with appropriate options to choose from for our vow Read more...
Andrea was wonderful to work with. She provided my husband and I with appropriate options to choose from for our vow renewal. Since our renewal ceremony was on the beach and weather was uncertain it was comforting to work with someone who was very flexible in making changes, if needed.

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Nina
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
I loved that I was able to pick and choose from Andrea's menu of marriage ceremonies! I was able to formulate a traditional and classic ceremony with some slight modern twists. Andrea was extremely responsive, courteous, and able to meet any needs and demands we had. She also spoke clearly and with such grace that she truly created a beautiful wedding ceremony. I would recommend her four times over. Thank you Andrea!!
Sincerely,
Mr. & Mrs. Reilly
I loved that I was able to pick and choose from Andrea's menu of marriage ceremonies! I was able to formulate a Read more...
I loved that I was able to pick and choose from Andrea's menu of marriage ceremonies! I was able to formulate a traditional and classic ceremony with some slight modern twists. Andrea was extremely responsive, courteous, and able to meet any needs and demands we had. She also spoke clearly and with such grace that she truly created a beautiful wedding ceremony. I would recommend her four times over. Thank you Andrea!!
Sincerely,
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Dana
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.8/5.0
Being that I am Catholic and my fiance is Lutheran, we were not sure what to do about who would marry us. We thought an officiant was the perfect compromise.

Our wedding was St. Patrick's Day weekend and we wanted to throw in some Irish accents. When we realized that we could customize everything, we thought an officiant was a great idea. Andrea met with us beforehand which helped her to get to know our relationship. Then she wrote a beautiful script for the ceremony. The moment we read the script, we knew it was going to be perfect. Everyone loved it. We would definitely recommend Andrea to anyone as she did such a perfect job for a reasonable price. Andrea made our wedding a day we will never forget. Thank you!

Patrick & Dana
Being that I am Catholic and my fiance is Lutheran, we were not sure what to do about who would marry us. We thought an Read more...
Being that I am Catholic and my fiance is Lutheran, we were not sure what to do about who would marry us. We thought an officiant was the perfect compromise.

Our wedding was St. Patrick's Day weekend and we wanted to throw in some Irish accents. When we realized that we could customize everything, we thought an officiant was a great idea. Andrea met with us beforehand which helped her to get to know our relationship. Then she wrote a beautiful script for the ceremony. The moment we read the script, we knew it was going to be perfect. Everyone loved it. We would definitely recommend Andrea to anyone as she did such a perfect job for a reasonable price. Andrea made our wedding a day we will never forget. Thank you!

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tynee1972
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
I was a late bride and Andrea was awesome and kind and great to my loved ones, she made my dream come true, will recommend anyone to have a wedding with Andrea
I was a late bride and Andrea was awesome and kind and great to my loved ones, she made my dream come true, will recommend Read more...
I was a late bride and Andrea was awesome and kind and great to my loved ones, she made my dream come true, will recommend anyone to have a wedding with Andrea Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.7/5.0
Andrea was wonderful to work with from the start of everything. Her website was extremely helpful to us as we were planning our New Jersey wedding all the way from Australia. When we met with her in person just three weeks before our wedding, she sat down with us and went through everything thoroughly. She made us feel very confident that the ceremony would be catered to the way we wanted it and that it would go smoothly. She also gave us all the information necessary for retrieving our marriage license. I'm very happy we chose her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, organized celebrant.
Andrea was wonderful to work with from the start of everything. Her website was extremely helpful to us as we were Read more...
Andrea was wonderful to work with from the start of everything. Her website was extremely helpful to us as we were planning our New Jersey wedding all the way from Australia. When we met with her in person just three weeks before our wedding, she sat down with us and went through everything thoroughly. She made us feel very confident that the ceremony would be catered to the way we wanted it and that it would go smoothly. She also gave us all the information necessary for retrieving our marriage license. I'm very happy we chose her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, organized celebrant. Read less
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H
Wedding:
11/30/2013
4.6/5.0
Andrea was very receptive to our ideas. She made us feel welcomed and valued as a couple, not a transaction. We definitely recommend her services. She quickly responded to any questions we had, was punctual, and professional from the first meeting to the ceremony.
Andrea was very receptive to our ideas. She made us feel welcomed and valued as a couple, not a transaction. We definitely Read more...
Andrea was very receptive to our ideas. She made us feel welcomed and valued as a couple, not a transaction. We definitely recommend her services. She quickly responded to any questions we had, was punctual, and professional from the first meeting to the ceremony. Read less
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