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Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings

Fort Lauderdale , FL
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LOCATION

2881 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 438
Fort Lauderdale, FL US 33306 (map)

PHONE

954-314-9660

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Whether your needs are spiritual or civil, interfaith or inter-cultural, as a non-denominational interfaith minister,

Charles provides inspiring and heartfelt ceremonies that... Read more
Whether your needs are spiritual or civil, interfaith or inter-cultural, as a non-denominational interfaith minister,

Charles provides inspiring and heartfelt ceremonies that are personally designed to reflect your love.

Make your ceremony special and personal!

Charles has been Serving South Florida as a member of the Clergy since 2003.

Charles Gilbride is also a Florida Licensed Notary.

We look forward to working with you to make your Wedding Ceremony one that you will

remember and cherish for all of your days! Reach me at:
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
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?
NO
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
NO
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Mindy
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! So very pleased with absolutely every detail of my beach wedding, he made every effort to make it feel special and unique and I couldn't be more grateful.
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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TRob
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles was an amazing addition to our wedding day! We had a destination wedding in Fort Lauderdale and Charles was very responsive over the phone and e-mail. He helped us navigate the marriage certificate filing process and executed our marriage documents immediately after our ceremony. The ceremony itself was spectacular. Charles did an incredible job of listening to what my groom and I wanted in our ceremony and he made it happen. He included small details we shared with him during our introduction meeting into our ceremony which made it very special. Everyone commented on what a beautiful ceremony he delivered and my groom and I couldn't have been more pleased. I would HIGHLY recommend Charles for any wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We cannot thank Charles enough! He made everything so easy and our ceremony was everything we could have ever wanted and more! Thank you for making the first day of our lives together forever so very special!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you for a wonderful ceremony.
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles was outstanding! He responded quickly to every question and request we had. The ceremony was beautifully worded, one of the best I have heard and very special.
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Chad
Wedding:
5/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles made our wedding day a very easy. Being from out of state, his help with the marriage license process to the photographer, made this pain free process.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mr. Charles Gilbride made this portion of planning our wedding stress free and smooth. He was very easy to communicate with via phone and email, listened to our personal needs, ideas and requests and gave the professional honor and respect that such an important event merits.
Services Used: Officiant
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Shanna
Wedding:
4/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles was wonderful, he helped me plan a wedding in less than a month. He was also great with all my family and friends and really made our special day one to remember. I'd recommend him to anyone!!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Lisa and Mike
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles was professional, kind, approachable. Felt like we were friends for a long time even though we just met! Loved the binder with our vows/ceremony. Great tour guide. Gave us tips on restaurants, things to see/do. Recommended our hotel that was fabulous. Picked us up on our wedding day and took us to the place on the beach where we got married. Beautiful setting. Pictures lovely. It was a perfect day! We talk about our wedding a lot! Awesome is all we can say about his services!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Charles provided us with a memorable wedding celebration. His warmth and caring nature helped to make this day very special. His eloquent ceremony incorporated the feelings we felt and the love of our family and friends into a truly special event. His congeniality and support were deeply appreciated and we would strongly recommend his services to anyone wishing to create a lifetime ceremony. Thank you Charles! John and Dorothy King
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Charles was very professional & very prompt. We were very impressed with him right from the first email response we received. He put things in motion within hours, and we had no issues with booking his services. We had continued email communications and phone calls the few days leading up to our wedding. He was so nice, we loved the ceremony and his demeanor and thought he was an all around wonderful choice. Your wedding will be so special with Charles as your officiant.
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Marcia
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful ceremony beautiful setting
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Private User
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to describe how great Charles was! I was being jerked around by another officiant who finally told me he was booked a little over a month from our wedding date so while I was on vacation, I called Charles. His calm demeanor immediately settled me down and when I got back into town, I paid him his deposit and he went to work. It was so easy for my husband and I and Charles even incorporated our children into the service. He was so amazing, and I would recommend him to anyone getting married in South Florida!
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amy
Wedding:
2/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome experience Charles is professional, helpful and truly made our wedding such a special day ! thanks Charles
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Bryan
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Charles was great, we wanted a casual beach wedding on the morning before our cruise and it was perfect. He officiated a very nice ceremony, and made our day not only stress free but one we will never forget.
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Anne
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Stop looking and hire Charles! You will not be disappointed!

This was a second marriage for both of us. Right after reading Charles's website I knew he was exactly who we would hire! Over the past year, we ended up changing wedding dates three times and each time I would contact him (we're from NY state), I always received a prompt and courteous response to all of my emails. A day before the ceremony, we learned the weather would be turning windy and cool. Charles was flexible when I called to ask if we could change locations from the beach to inside the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale where we were staying (great hotel)! And he was on board with that last minute change too.
I was disappointed that the photographer took way too many photos of me and not nearly enough of "us", so I'm left with few "couple" pics to make copies of. Some pics were not taken at a good angle (ie: in front of us) but were taken from a side angle. Other pics have us looking in different directions and not towards her camera. There was an unfortunate language barrier. So just have your guests take lots of pics.
Charles has a warm personality and is down to earth and made us feel as though we've known him for a long time. He has a way of putting you at ease and making you feel comfortable and not nervous. Thank you Charles for making our special day complete!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Sal
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony; it could not have gone any better! You did a fantastic job and we loved the thought and energy you put into the ceremony. You were so accommodating, you painted a perfect picture of Sophia and I. Thank you again for all your help in making our wedding day so memorable. You are an excellent wedding officiant!

Sal
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Donna
Wedding:
11/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was very personable and responsive. He added humor to our wedding which we loved while still remaining professional. The copy of our vows for future reference was a nice touch and the photographs were wonderful! I would highly recommend his services!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Savi
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr Gilbride, was absolutely AMAZING for the first time meeting him he was so professional and courteous and on point,very inquisitive in reference to pronouncing my name properly!
From the younger to the eldest was absolutely moved by his service,even after the wedding myself and the guest was just blown away by his words! All I can say is Mr Gilbride is the way to go! He saw me sweating because I was nervousness and he took it upon himself to choose his words in a fantastic way! It truly was our PLEASURE to have an officiant as cool calm and collected....he helped make my special day even more special,thank you mr Gilbride you are a 100 star overall!!!!!absol amazing!
Savi & loui
11/15/13
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough good things about Charles Gilbride! Since ceremonies can be very boring, I really wanted to make sure we found someone that would keep the audience engaged. The moment after the ceremony finished, I had so many of my friends and family members say it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to! Charles does a wonderful job keeping everyone engaged and really made the ceremony personal. He was wonderful throughout the entire process and quickly answered any questions we had. You will be so glad you hired him!!
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Sherral
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Our beach wedding in Pompano Beach was truly a dream come true. Charles Gilbride was absolutely awesome. He included all of our wishes in the personalized vows. James and I are serious "trekkies" and I asked Charles to include the quote, "live long and prosper". He did and at the end of the ceremony, he played the theme from Star Trek. We were so surprised and overjoyed. I wish there were more than 5 stars to give him. We now have beautiful everlasting memories of the most important day of our lives. Thank you Charles. Sherral and James Jackson
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Deb
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles Gilbride helped make our special day even more special. He is exceptionally organized, personal, and professional. We were unfamiliar with Florida but he knew exactly where to stage the beautiful beach wedding and we were so pleased! He kept us in the loop from the day we reserved his services until the event and then even beyond the wedding date as well providing us with planning information details and now with the pictures, video, and final license information. Everything went smoothly and beautifully. A great big thank you Charles for all that you arranged and performed! GOD BLESS!!
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Mary & Sam
Wedding:
10/14/2013
5.0/5.0
When I saw all the great reviews for Charles Gilbride, I wondered if only the best ones were selected and posted on the website. But after securing his services for our small beach wedding, I am a believer. From my initial email, all communication with Mr. Gilbride was responded to promptly, with a genuine concern for making our day special. We thoroughly enjoyed the photographer and received so many great pictures that our family and friends could experience our wedding even though they were not present. I would highly recommend Charles Gilbride's services to others. He helped create beautiful memories of our special wedding day. Thank you Charles!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Nikki
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was like the guardian angel to our wedding making it so so special, could not of wished for a nicer man to marry me and my husband! He feels like part of the family when he's marred you!
Charles will give you everything you want for your big day. The vows he can creat are unbelievable, bringing tears to you and your guests eyes!
Charles and his services are one in a million I can not stress enough that every wedding needs this man to be part of it.
The stress of a wedding can be hard but knowing Charles had control of the ceremony was amazing and everything was perfect! So one less thing to worry about!



Nikki Davidson
Happily married
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was amazing! From the time I first talked to him, he guided me through the process. We live in Ohio, so this was all planned via emails and telephone calls. He was professional, courteous, and just outright kind. Our day went off without a hitch! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect sun rise .... Thank you again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Overall great job! Disappointed when saying our last name wrong but all is well! He was easy to get ahold of and quick to respond. Flexible in the order of events.
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Did a great job making the ceremony light and heartfelt.
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Dana
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with Charles. We loved the location recommended by Charles. It was absolutely beautiful, exactly what we were looking for in planning our beach wedding. Loved being able to add and personalize our wedding day plans and loved how he added little personal touches after meeting with us. He truly helped make our wedding special by including my (our) son and our family members that joined us that day. Couldn't be happier with the services provided by Charles. He is a very professional and kind man to work with and made our whole wedding day very relaxed and we enjoyed every moment. It was perfect!

Jason and Dana Feil
and Tim
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Abbey
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect. I wish we had more video and less still pics, but for the money, I can't complain a bit!
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great event. Would recommend to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Charles was an incredible addition to our wedding. My husband and I are both from the NYC area and based many of our wedding vendors on reviews. We met with Charles and he had a wonderful aura about him. He really listened to what we wanted for our ceremony - it was the perfect blend of humor, heartfelt sentiment, and traditionalism.

I would HIGHLY recommend Charles for your wedding.
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Donna
Wedding:
5/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with the service provided by Mr. Gilbride and his associates. You can feel confident in selecting him for your event 100 percent. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had, suggested the perfect location for our event and his wife and photographer were amazing to work with as well. Thank you for such a beautiful day we will never forget.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles Gilbride was a wonderful officiant. He delivered everything we were looking for in a ceremony- just perfect. Thank you Charles, for making our ceremony so memorable.
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Shelby
Wedding:
4/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr Gilbride made our wedding a no stress one. We are from Nc and he found the place by the beach just like we wanted. Also very affordable for those who don't have a big budget. Eveyone loved the ceremony.
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Patricia
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was a pleasure to work with. He made our day very special, the ceremony was amazing. So happy charles was part of our day!

We couldn't of been happier.

Thanks Charles!
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful ceremony and Charles was fabulous! We loved the setting and everything was coordinated perfectly. Beautiful day and start to our lives together :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Charles made us feel good from the moment we spoke. I was so worried whether we could find someone we both could relate to. We live in Michigan and Florida is not really next door.
We highly recommend finding out for your self, just give him a call ......
We found a friend as well. The pictures they took was AWESOME, your goanna like the photographers too.

Like I said............... Just call and relax your fears
........................................................................................Kind Regards , Rick and Deie
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paige
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Charles was FANTASTIC! I cannot say enough good things about him and how he played such a special part in our wedding. From the moment we met with Charles we felt like we "clicked". He uses the perfect mix of humor and sincerity in his ceremonies. Our guests were commenting that he gave the best ceremony they had been to. Charles was always early for meetings and for our wedding and responded promptly to emails. I strongly urge you to talk to Charles, you won't be disappointed! Thank you Charles of for making our ceremony so special and so perfect! Love, Paige and Mike
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Charles did an excellent job from start to finish! He was very helpful and prompt in our email exchanges as we were traveling from Ohio. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a destination Wedding!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mr. Gilbride was polite and professional, but also was able to add some personality and mild humor to our ceremony.
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Julie
Wedding:
12/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles was amazing. From the get go on the phone, I knew my search was over. Charles was prompt, personable, and had a great sense of humour. He had that fatherly figure aura about him that made it the more comforting. I without a doubt would recommend him to anyone wanting a gentleman, with class, grace and charm as their officiant.
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Keith
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles is the best!!!!!!! He made us very comfortable and made us laugh.his professionalism shows by his presence and the way he speaks I would recomend him 100 times over.all a lot of my guest asked me for his number and kept saying how good he was.thank you for making are day special.
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Brittney
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles did an outstanding job with our wedding ceremony and we received numerous complements from our guests saying that it is one of the best that they have ever been to. Leading up to the big day he was very responsive to emails and also sent us detailed instructions for obtaining our wedding license which was helpful. He conducted a beautiful ceremony and also put in some bits of humor to keep everyone smiling during the event... I would absolutely recommend Charles if you are looking for a top notch officiant!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Charles provided us exactly the service we were looking for and we very much appreciate his attentiveness and professionalism. We highly recommend his services.
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles made our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect and so personal! Every question we asked was answered very quickly and gave us the exact info that we needed. The ceremony that he put together for us was so perfect for us and every one of our guests commented on how much they loved it and how unique and perfect it was. We are so thankful to have found someone as wonderful as Charles to marry us and will remember this day forever! I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for an officiant in South Florida!
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Laura
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles was wonderful! I was a little concerned about getting married in Florida as we live in the state of Washington, but Charles was great. He answered all of my questions, in detail, and helped us work through getting the marriage license. The sunrise wedding ceremony was beautiful and we couldn't have been happier with his officiating. I also want to add that the photographer and videographer were fantastic and put us at ease right away.
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Teresa
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles Gilbride was an aboslute gem as our Officiant! John and I had to find someone locally to marry us and interviewed several candidates but really felt a connection with Charles. The connection paid off as he did an incredible job. He was professional, courteous and made us and everyone feel super comfortable. We even had a few chuckles thrown in during the ceremony, pricesless til this day! Thank you! - Teresa & John Crocker. Married October 13, 2012 Pier 66.
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles made our wedding day the absolute best it could be. He went above and beyond what I could have asked for. He picked us up at our hotel to take us to the best spot for a wedding on the beach at sunrise. After the ceremony he took us to great locations for pictures in our area. He had a copy of our marriage license and a video emailed to us the next day. He even included a binder with what he said to us during the ceremony, as well as a certificate of our wedding. I could not be any happier or pleased with the service he provided. I highly recommend him!!
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Breannah
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Charles was very welcoming and very warm to myself and my family during this entire process. He was available at all times and made sure he assisted us in the best way. Living in Dallas and planning to wed in Florida appeared to be very stressful, that is until I contacted Charles and he made things so easy! He made me feel comfortable about my decision and assured me everything would be fine, needless to say it was that and more. I am so thankful and Blessed he took us under his wing and made sure everything was to our liking. He even showed us around town and for that and say thank you Mr. Gilbride for EVERYTHING you provided myself and my family.
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Cindy
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL... Charles Gilbride made our wedding day so special.. and treated our family as if he knew us forever... AMAZING.. couldnt have asked for a more perfect ceremony
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Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for your kind words. Your family did feel like my family. I enjoyed working with everyone.

Be Happy - Hold hands
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I, were very pleased with the services we received from Charles. Our ceremony was everything that we wished for. Thanks You again Charles for assisting us for our special day.

Thanks!

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hunter
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Terry DePasquale
Wedding:
5/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gilbride married my husband and I on the beach of Fort Lauderdale this May. I requested his services through emails after finding him on the internet and reading glowing reviews.
He is everything they said and more. For just meeting us, he gave a beautiful, personal, memorable ceremony. My husband was very impressed by him as well.
I would highly recommend Reverend Gilbride, without hesitation.
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MRS. F
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Charles Gilbride!
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CtinaG
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Prior to meeting Charles, I had so much anxiety about my upcoming wedding ceremony. My husband and I share slightly different religious beliefs and were disagreeing on the content of the ceremony. In addition, I have a complicated family situation and was trying to figure out how to balance the procession without insulting anyone but also staying true to myself. From the moment I contacted Charles I felt at ease. He was so understanding and patient as we spoke extensively about how to make both my husband and I comfortable. When we traveled to Miami over Christmas to complete the planning of our destination wedding, Charles was extremely flexible on his availability and was very accommodating around our other plans to meet with us. Although we had paid a deposit prior to our visit to reserve the time and date, his deposit is refundable. It is clear that any person who offers a refundable deposit is confident with their work and also a truthful and honest individual. When we finally met Charles face to face, after extensive email phone and communications, he was so kind and down to earth. Although we never had any reservations, speaking with him in person really calmed all of my nerves. Shortly after our meeting, Charles sent us multiple drafts of wedding ceremonies that he custom created to meet our needs. He was always responsive when I asked for him to make edits and was constantly in touch with an updated copy. On the day of our wedding Charles was early and efficient. Because it was a destination wedding, we did not have a rehearsal dinner the night before, so this was the only time the bridesmaids and groomsmen had to prepare for the ceremony. Although this was done in just 15 minutes, everything was flawless due to Charles' organization and encouragement. I love watching videos of our ceremony, as it was truly special and customized to our needs. Thank you Charles for being so patient with me and really putting your heart into our special day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Charles is an amazing officiant... at my wedding the flowers were messed up, the cake was a wreck - but I didn't even care because my ceremony was SO beautiful. My guests said they have never been at such a personal and intimate ceremony and felt like Charles was part of our family. Thank you so much Mr. Gilbride - what you did for our wedding was priceless!!!! People especially loved the hands ceremony, the ring warming and the overall loving tone. I would recommend Charles to my best friends for their weddings. Thank you again!! -dena&walt
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Rhonda
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I found the most wonderful Officiant for my ceremony, it was beautiful. I was looking for someone who could speak such eloquent words that my husband and I would remember and that our guest would also feel the love that we have for each other. I also wanted someone with a sense of humor because you also need to know when to laugh. Charles gave us all of that; our ceremony was filled with beautiful words of advice tears and laughter.
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KimmiD
Wedding:
3/26/2012
5.0/5.0
When the love of my life asked me to marry him I knew immeditately that I didn't want a big ceremony. I went on a search to find someone to marry us as soon as possible. To my great surprise I found Mr. Charles Gilbride. He is FANTASTIC, patient and very helpful. There was no question to silly to ask him, no such thing as too many phone calls, no request he was not able to accomadate us with. He made our special day as romantic and beautiful as I had it would be.
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Krystal
Wedding:
2/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I am from Iowa and was kind of nervous about setting up my wedding with someone in Flordia. Charles was very responsive and helped us along the way. The Wedding was more beautiful than I ever imagined. He really made the wedding with his professionalism and charm. This was a wedding I will never forget. The photos turned out in great quality. I was very impressed. He helped us to pick a beautiful location. His local knowledge saved us alot of money in hotel rooms. We had 22 people at the wedding.
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Monica
Wedding:
1/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Mr. Gilbride did an excellent job at helping us select the best location, responding to our questions, and providing a customized ceremony.
We loved our ceremony and appreciate his quality service.
Services Used: Officiant
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coai
Wedding:
12/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Charles Gilbride conducted a beautiful, moving ceremony. Both of our families were very moved and told us how much they loved the officiant. He made the ceremony both light-hearted and touching. He was also very helpful in helping us sort out the important details and in answering any and all questions we had before the big day. Although my new husband and I are very different people, his flexibility and understanding was superb for the both of us. For anyone considering a beach wedding in the South Florida area, Rev. Gilbride is the perfect officiant.
Services Used: Officiant
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Happily Married
Wedding:
11/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Enjoyed ever aspect of this servise.
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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John&Patricia
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow we would like to say how glad we are that we found Charles Gilbride and Charles Gilbride married us in Fort lauderdale 11/11/11.
We had a very small wedding and Charles made our ceremony amazing.
Charles takes allot of pride in what he dose and made us feel very comfortable in all aspects, he answered all Questions before we asked them, he arranged such a nice ceremony for us.
Charles went above and beyond our expectations and we feel he put 190% into our wedding .
Thanks Charles for everything you done for us ..
John & Patricia
Services Used: Officiant
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Just the two of us
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Mr. Gilbride was very knowledgeable and professional. He was quick to respond to every telephone and email message. His expertise and advice regarding transportation, dining, photography, and lodging was immeasurable. He even worked through the holiday season to ensure we received our pictures a day before Thanksgiving. Our family and friends are still raving about how beautiful the pictures turned out. Even though we eloped and left our entire family behind, it was truly intimate and a dream come true. Patrick & LaVon Williams
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mr. Gilbride was great to work with. He extremely punctual (early in fact) and did such a great job of putting together a ceremony that was perfect for my Husband and I. We have had a number of guest who specifically complemented the ceremony and my grandmother has even asked for a copy of the service for her scrap book. We can't thank him enough for making our ceremony so memorable.
Services Used: Officiant
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Harvey
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Mr. Gilbride was absolutely wonderful! He provided helpful information on where to stay for easy access to the beach. He aided us in getting our marriage license by mail and most of all he went beyond his duties by picking up a single long stem rose on our wedding day, as we had requested. Our beach wedding was everything we had dreamed it would be, and we owe it all to Mr. Charles Gilbride and to Maria,the photographer. Ginger and I cannot say "Thank You" enough!!....Harvey
Services Used: Officiant
Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Harvey,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you and Ginger enjoyed your honeymoon cruise! It was a pleasure working with you.
Charles Gilbride
PS We've enjoyed very positive comments on your video and that couple in the video who looked SOOOO much in love!
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Justin
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I made the right decision in having Charles Gilbride as our officiant for our wedding ceremony. Charles was so professional & prompt and had many of our guest commenting that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever! We are both thrilled and overjoyed with how well our wedding went and Charles helped make it that way and we'll never forget our ceremony!! Everything was better than we could have imagined! If your having a wedding in the Miami Florida / Ft. Lauderdale area, you can't go wrong with having Charles Gilbride as your officiant, you will be beyond happy!!!
Services Used: Officiant
Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Dear Justin and Alissa,

Thank you very much for your support. It is couples like you two who convince me that I have the best job in the country.
Remember to keep holding hands and saying, I Love You at least once each day!

Yours truly,
Charles Gilbride
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Toni
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Charles was the perfect Officiant for our beautiful Jupiter Beach wedding. The vows he prepared for us fit us perfect. Sorry for making you sweat so much and thank you for performing a wonderful ceremony for Joe & I.
Services Used: Officiant
Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Hi Toni,

Yes, it was a rather warm day but the Joy that was obvious in your eyes made our time on the beach the highlight of my day.
Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your BIG DAY!
Charles Gilbride
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lisa
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently got married in Fort Lauderdale on the beach. Charles Gilbride was our officiant, and he was outstanding! He gave us exactly what we asked for, he was very informative and candid and he made everyone feel extremely comfortable. We recommend Charles to any couple wishing to be wedded in the Fort Lauderdale area. Thanks again Charles!
Russ and Lisa Thibeault.
Services Used: Officiant
Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Dear Russ and Lisa,my new friends from Rhode Island. Thank you for your kind words. It is couples like you that make me realize that I have the best job in the world! Thank you for letting me share your love.
Keep holding hands!!!! Charles Gilbride
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joeirjgeoagjmo
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with Charles. He was very open to setting up times to meet with him. Took the time to meet with us and get to know us. Charles was very funny during the ceremony. He sent me the ceremony a week before my wedding day a and came in and went over the ceremony with me before the wedding started to make sure i knew what was going on.
Services Used: Officiant
Fort Lauderdale Beach Weddings responded with the following comments:

Hi Guys,
WOW, you both had so much love in your eyes that day that I am surprised(and delighted) that you remember any of my words. May you always be so happy and so much in love. God Bless! Charles Gilbride
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Charles, was the biggest pleasure imaginable, my husband and I met with him and both agreed he was the one, he had a great speaking voice, and a pleasant way about him making us feel so comfortable.
He came the day of the rehearsal and helped us all feel more comfortable, the day of the wedding he was there and was so efficient, and funny he made all the guests feel so warm, and also made them all laugh which eased the tension with me.

Working with him was amazing, and wouldn't change a thing.
Services Used: Officiant
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2003krissie
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I just want to say how awesome Charles Gilbride was, he made our ceremony beautiful and said the perfect words. He is also very attentive and responsive and answered any questions we had very quickly. I highly recommend him. No need to search around for days for the perfect officiant as he is the best! -- Krissie & Justo Rodriguez 10/31/10
Services Used: Officiant
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atticus37
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Charles responded to my inquiry about a ceremony prior to leaving for our cruise almost immediately. He seemed to know exactly what we wanted and within minutes, I was totally at ease discussing our plans with him. He provided suggestions and helpful hints that enabled us to have the exact wedding we had envisioned. At the last minute, we made a few changes and he was extremely accomodating. Thank you Charles for a day we will always remember.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gilbride was funny, professional, and highly flexible. We recommend him without reservation! He is especially good for international couples, as he is also a public notary. Pick him, and your wedding will go off without error!
Services Used: Officiant
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Heather
Wedding:
2/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Charles was very sweet and made our ceremony funny and emotional at the same time. Although we had very little time to spend getting to know him on the day of the wedding, he seemed like a really nice guy and performed a beautiful ceremony for us.
Services Used: Officiant
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Angela
Wedding:
6/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Charles was extremely professional, responsive and provided a memorable service for our ceremony. The photos that he took for us captured just what we wanted. We were very happy with our wedding day.
Services Used: Officiant
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jsmith
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
He made the process simple and the ceremony was beautiful.
Services Used: Officiant
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rachel
Wedding:
4/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We organised this wedding from abroad so it was very risky not knowing who to have marry us, this role can make or break a ceremony. My husband was very anxious about this part as it was the most important part for him. Charles was brilliant, very helpful, quick with responding to emails. He was calm, very pleasant and adapted to all the guests English humour considering he had never met anyone of us before. He was kind, considerate and had a wonderful nature. Due to not living in the country I met him half an hour before the ceremony and I instantly felt very confident in him. He made our ceremony for us without a doubt. His choice of words for the ceremony we particularly liked. A really nice touch was we got to keep a copy of our ceremony in a bound folder. I have no qualms whatsoever in recommending Charles and would happily recommend him for a wedding.
Services Used: Officiant
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aandw552
Wedding:
3/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Charles Gilbride was amazing! We came to Florida not sure if we could even get married while on vacation. I had contacted Rev. Gilbride a couples days prior to our vacation and he was great, he gave me information I wasnt sure of and lead me in the right direction. When I finally contacted him to let him know we were able to get married (because we are from out of state) he quickly sent me the required documents for me and myhusband to sign and quickly returned my phone calls to set up a time and a day. I would recommend Rev. Gilbride to any and all who ask about our beautiful day. Thank You Rev. Gilbride for making our day so stress free and wonderful!!!!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Alicia
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I must say that I am a very picky person who has a hard time making decisions, especially when it came down to planning my wedding.

I had interviewed a few officiants/pastors and when I met with Rev. Charles Gilbride, I knew he was the one and I looked no farther.

Mr. Gilbride was a very sweet, caring and hardworking man. It didn't matter how many emails I sent him, he ALWAYS answered them within a fast time frame.
My husband and I wanted to create our own vows, but really didn't know where to start. Mr. Gilbride was always there to help us and always sent samples of what we talked about. He made all the changes/alterations that we asked of him...with no complaints.

I wanted Mr. Gilbride to wear something special in which I described to him, and on his own he looked it up online and sent me different samples to choose from.
As the time got closer, and I had so much to do... I got overwhelmed with all of the other wedding planning stuff and never really got back to him in time to have my "something special" made and sent.
To my surpise on my wedding day... Mr. Gilbride had already ordered it and was wearing it!!

Mr. Gilbride is the type of man that goes above and beyond the normal expectations!!

A day before my wedding, he made himself available on such a short notice, to preform a rehearsal. =-] Everything turned out great!!

On my wedding day, Mr. Gilbride arrived early, looked great and preformed an amazing ceremony!! Not only was My husband and I extremely happy with his services... I got more compliments on our ceremony than any I did on any other part of my wedding!!

After our wedding, I was dying to see the photgraphs and videography of the wedding but it was going to take atleast a month for my photography company to get me an inital CD of the pics.... to my surprise, once again, the first pictures that I got to see where ones that Mr. Gilbride took himself and he had sent them to me in an email. I was extremely happy!!

In a closing statement, if you want perfection, a hard working, dedicated person... than look no farther, Rev. Charles Gilbride is the one to hire!!

Alicia Daniels
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Brandy
Wedding:
2/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Mr. Gilbride was great to work with! We were out-of-state, but he kept in touch via email and telephone. He helped us to obtain our license, wrote a beautiful ceremony for us, arrived early, and provided a nice binder with a copy of the full proceeding! Friends and family thought it was wonderful! Very happy with Mr. Gilbride!
Services Used: Officiant
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cheri07426
Wedding:
1/16/2012
4.9/5.0
Charles did a wonderful job. We have both been married before and wanted a simple beach ceremony on the beach. One wedding planner we contacted suggested staying at the BOcean which was way overpriced for what we got. She suggested getting married on the beach across the street from the B OCean but it was just a wide open beach with no wind cover. When I called Charles when we arrived in Ft. Lauderdale he suggested another beach close by that had some wind break since it was a very windy day. THere were more photo opportunties at the beach he suggested and he is much more reasonably priced than the original wedding planner we contacted. He was older...like we were... and seemed to understand what we wanted and needed and gave us a copy of our wedding vows and a reading he told Denny to read to me on every month with an R in it and I was to read it to him the other months on the anniversary date. It was a very pleasurable experience and then he showed us places to dine that night before he took us back to the hotel. He was very pleasant to work with and we would highly recommend him and his services.
Services Used: Officiant
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Reuben
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Charles was great to work with, we had a wonderful beach wedding. We have already recommended his to a friend.
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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BRENDA E
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.8/5.0
WE HAD A DESTINATION WEDDING IN FORTLAUDERDALE BY THE SEA THIS PAST DECEMBER 2013. MR CHARLES GILBRIDE WAS AN EXCELLENT OFFICIANT . WE PLAN 6 MONTH AHEAD AND HAD A GOOD COMMUNICATION, SPECIALLY WAS ON TIME & VERY PROFESSIONAL THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
VERY EMOTIONAL WORDS & CARING FOR THE WHOLE GROUP. WE WOULD DEFINITIVELY USE HIS SERVICE AGAIN FOR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. HE IS A GENTLEMAN, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
WE ARE JOSE & BRENDA PADIAL FROM GUAYNABO PUERTO RICO
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Charles was very helpful. The weather wasn't the best for our day and he promised we would be able to work around it, if the weather was to bad. It ended up being perfect.
Services Used: Officiant
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.8/5.0
I would love to thank Charles. He did such a perfect job for my niece' ceremony. Charles made sure all the i's were dotted and t's were crossed. He dig deep to get to know our family, he recommended fine details for the ceremony to personalize it. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony. On behalf of all Maccoll family Thank you!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Jaime
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.8/5.0
Charles was great to work with, very professional, and always on top of stuff. He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone.
Services Used: Officiant
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Debbie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
following our ceremony, he provided a notebook which had a copy of our marriage license and wedding vows -- nice keepsake.
Services Used: Officiant
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Mark
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.7/5.0
Our ceremony was enjoyed immensely by everybody in attendance. (Esp. Us-- the bride and groom)! Charles was personable, funny and open-minded. He had us prepared for the ceremony and had us feeling comfortable about what would take place. We liked the pace and humor he used as well as honoring our secular requests. I wish i had an extra arm so i could give him three thumbs up.
Services Used: Officiant
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Tammy
Wedding:
3/27/2014
4.4/5.0
Charles made our day very special. It was just me and my husband and it was exactly what we wanted.

Thanks Charles
Services Used: Officiant
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.4/5.0
Charles Gilbride was great! He was very accommodating given the fact that we were planning our wedding from Philadelphia!
Services Used: Officiant
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Mara
Wedding:
3/10/2013
4.3/5.0
Charles was very willing and open minded about our wedding, especially given all the curve balls we threw at him. He helped us during our rehearsal and performed beautifully the day of the ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant

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