130x130 sq 1447003557 78c592a5bc880d28 1428379376840 brittanykyle1

Joyful Unions

Phoenix , AZ
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Phoenix, AZ 85004 US (map)

PHONE

602-340-8210

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Let me tell your love story as part of your
non-denominational, non-religious ceremony.

Whether you are looking for something simple or elaborate;
elegant or... Read more
Let me tell your love story as part of your
non-denominational, non-religious ceremony.

Whether you are looking for something simple or elaborate;
elegant or high-spirited; traditional, not, or somewhere in between,
I will work with you to create a ceremony that's right for you.

Liz O'Brien is an independent wedding officiant
who has been presiding over weddings since the mid-90s.
She has been operating under the Joyful Unions banner since 2009.

Contact me at liz.obrien.az@gmail.com or 602.340.8210

In the words of one recent wedding guest:
"Thanks for bringing the wedding ceremony into the 21st century!"

Please see my website for service and further details. Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1373743426998 jennifer and adam snyder2
130x130 sq 1432918728406 nicoleryan2
130x130 sq 1421628538644 hollysamsheldon
130x130 sq 1420333661707 marnie and nir
130x130 sq 1432586763649 jennyjonny1
130x130 sq 1405543568620 erin and le 5 cropped
130x130 sq 1447003032721 four seasons wedding 057gretchen wakeman photograp
130x130 sq 1429229510933 annie and keith 1
130x130 sq 1458099201209 anitarob6
130x130 sq 1429394305680 stephaniegreg2
130x130 sq 1445205674970 patrickapril1
130x130 sq 1399097415171 aubrey and jaso
130x130 sq 1389633380493 maynard29
130x130 sq 1429229517327 annie and keith 4
130x130 sq 1399097068574 nhu and rich
130x130 sq 1405543445663 darlaashleyceremony
130x130 sq 1428379379066 brittanykyle5
130x130 sq 1394831293756 susiegraha
130x130 sq 1426883109593 brittanykyle2
130x130 sq 1357781592502 connieanddavidandliz
130x130 sq 1421628540848 laurenrobmolloy
130x130 sq 1344288898729 bret2
130x130 sq 1447003039573 four seasons wedding 059gretchen wakeman photograp
130x130 sq 1389567445956 bryan and lis
130x130 sq 1348434803841 liannebrad2
130x130 sq 1434917532309 lyndaphilhandfasting
130x130 sq 1405543556897 erin and le 1
130x130 sq 1343774799854 martyeliz2
130x130 sq 1432587234101 don joshua1
130x130 sq 1428379376840 brittanykyle1
130x130 sq 1387644296770 michaelemilyliz
130x130 sq 1432935800500 don joshua3
130x130 sq 1432918733892 nicoleryanhandfast
130x130 sq 1344288924365 robinherbkiss
130x130 sq 1414292918079 sam and gaby cropped
130x130 sq 1372866408340 jenna and jeffs license
130x130 sq 1405543563145 erin and le 4
130x130 sq 1343774509680 signing
130x130 sq 1358382809360 mariamandabvouwliz
130x130 sq 1432918741259 nicoleryanlicense
130x130 sq 1421628534752 hollysam2
130x130 sq 1432587258387 don joshua4
130x130 sq 1343774762823 katieandgeofhopesanddreams
130x130 sq 1399143687491 sam and gab
130x130 sq 1445205682450 patrickapril2
130x130 sq 1376001750047 tara and hubs
130x130 sq 1344288872180 bret
130x130 sq 1344963335280 tanyaandrew
130x130 sq 1357781589494 connieanddavid2
130x130 sq 1405543454480 darlaashleyliz2
130x130 sq 1458099147969 anitarob10
130x130 sq 1373743437621 jennifer and adam snyder3
130x130 sq 1387645145237 dsc466
130x130 sq 1394831492857 marty and da
130x130 sq 1363809011860 heartarms
130x130 sq 1364066943997 proposal1
130x130 sq 1364066941485 ido
130x130 sq 1364066934743 dinerengagement
130x130 sq 1364066937111 engagementkiss
130x130 sq 1364066940447 funkyengagement
130x130 sq 1363809915354
130x130 sq 1363809238326 cut10teal
130x130 sq 1363809342092 urbansantafedesertwedding8
130x130 sq 1363809812589
130x130 sq 1363809985165
130x130 sq 1364066933446 bqphotographyweddingdesert009
130x130 sq 1364066938618 fairylights
130x130 sq 1363809748964
130x130 sq 1364066942453 kiss
130x130 sq 1426882997099 brittanykyle3
130x130 sq 1364066944650 tammiecoecake
130x130 sq 1364066931551 arizonaweddingsuperstitionmountaingolfclubpurplewedding26

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AZ, CA

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Kyle
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Liz O'Brien was amazing! She was so helpful in every aspect of the wedding process. My Wife and I could not be happier with the services that we received. Our first meeting was enjoyable, she got to know us and walked us through what to expect. Liz is very down to earth and easy to talk to. We opened up to her right away. We knew after the first meeting that Liz was the officiant for us because of her energy and genuine nature. She was available and attentive leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day, she was flawless. After the wedding, all of our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed the wedding and specifically the Officiant. Thank you Liz!
Liz O'Brien was amazing! She was so helpful in every aspect of the wedding process. My Wife and I could not be happier Read more...
Liz O'Brien was amazing! She was so helpful in every aspect of the wedding process. My Wife and I could not be happier with the services that we received. Our first meeting was enjoyable, she got to know us and walked us through what to expect. Liz is very down to earth and easy to talk to. We opened up to her right away. We knew after the first meeting that Liz was the officiant for us because of her energy and genuine nature. She was available and attentive leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day, she was flawless. After the wedding, all of our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed the wedding and specifically the Officiant. Thank you Liz! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

Kyle, what gracious words. Thank you, and I'm so pleased to hear that we were a good fit. I fully enjoyed learning and sharing your love story with all your guests, and the late afternoon light at the base of Camelback Mountain as you spoke your vows -- wow -- that only heightened the magic of the ceremony. I'm so glad we were able to find each other! Sending my very best to you and your beautiful bride for the most sublime of marriages.
Default vendor profile pic
Kim
Wedding:
3/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Liz was amazing. She met with us for over an hour to get our story and customize our ceremony. Highly recommended! Easy to reach and great about keeping in contact with us!
Liz was amazing. She met with us for over an hour to get our story and customize our ceremony. Highly recommended! Easy to Read more...
Liz was amazing. She met with us for over an hour to get our story and customize our ceremony. Highly recommended! Easy to reach and great about keeping in contact with us! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

The international flair of your wedding was something to remember, Kim. Many long years of marriage to you and Denis!
Default vendor profile pic
Tyler
Wedding:
2/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Liz of Joyful Unions contributed in such a perfect way to our wedding ceremony. She created a custom ceremony for my husband and I, thoughtfully incorporating our sentiments towards one another that we had shared with her. She officiated with grace, ease, authenticity, and presence and truly made the event about us. Our guests are still commenting on how engaging and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you Liz!
Liz of Joyful Unions contributed in such a perfect way to our wedding ceremony. She created a custom ceremony for my Read more...
Liz of Joyful Unions contributed in such a perfect way to our wedding ceremony. She created a custom ceremony for my husband and I, thoughtfully incorporating our sentiments towards one another that we had shared with her. She officiated with grace, ease, authenticity, and presence and truly made the event about us. Our guests are still commenting on how engaging and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you Liz! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be part of your warm, authentic, and friend-and-family oriented ceremony, Tyler. The garden and late afternoon light perfectly complemented the relaxed tone of your relationship. And Humphrey was the finest Best Dog I've ever met!
Default vendor profile pic
Jennifer
Wedding:
2/28/2016
5.0/5.0
There are just so many positive things to say about our experience working with Liz that I really do not know where to begin! My husband and I waited many years to make the very important decision to get married and quite frankly, the thought of putting a wedding together was so overwhelming to me, even one as small and simple as ours, that I put it off for years. I was very overwhelmed by the idea of finding an officiant, and since we are are not religious or traditional in any way, I was worried that finding someone who would truly respect and understand this would be nearly impossible. However, when I saw Liz's posting on WeddingWire I had a very strong feeling that she would be just right for us. Once we met, that assumption was confirmed. Not only does Liz possess essential people skills such as being warm, genuine, open-minded, and an incredibly attentive listener, she also has the skills I look for when conducting a business transaction: she is ethical, professional, flexible, responsive, realistic and articulate. She followed through on everything she said she would, from the way the ceremony would be conducted, to mailing us a beautiful keepsake from our wedding (the full script of everything she said during the ceremony). She provided helpful tips on the ceremony, such as vows and activities, and how we as a couple should view the ceremony; all of these pieces were critical to making our big day as special as it should be. I told Liz after the ceremony that our wedding was absolutely perfect, and I meant it. There is not one thing I would change, and really, Liz had sooo much to do with it. I highly recommend Liz for your special day. You will NOT be disappointed.
There are just so many positive things to say about our experience working with Liz that I really do not know where to Read more...
There are just so many positive things to say about our experience working with Liz that I really do not know where to begin! My husband and I waited many years to make the very important decision to get married and quite frankly, the thought of putting a wedding together was so overwhelming to me, even one as small and simple as ours, that I put it off for years. I was very overwhelmed by the idea of finding an officiant, and since we are are not religious or traditional in any way, I was worried that finding someone who would truly respect and understand this would be nearly impossible. However, when I saw Liz's posting on WeddingWire I had a very strong feeling that she would be just right for us. Once we met, that assumption was confirmed. Not only does Liz possess essential people skills such as being warm, genuine, open-minded, and an incredibly attentive listener, she also has the skills I look for when conducting a business transaction: she is ethical, professional, flexible, responsive, realistic and articulate. She followed through on everything she said she would, from the way the ceremony would be conducted, to mailing us a beautiful keepsake from our wedding (the full script of everything she said during the ceremony). She provided helpful tips on the ceremony, such as vows and activities, and how we as a couple should view the ceremony; all of these pieces were critical to making our big day as special as it should be. I told Liz after the ceremony that our wedding was absolutely perfect, and I meant it. There is not one thing I would change, and really, Liz had sooo much to do with it. I highly recommend Liz for your special day. You will NOT be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

Sweet Jen, I so very much appreciate the time and creativity you put into this review. Thank you, thank you. The detailed feedback reaffirms that officiating weddings is a very good fit for me. Sending you and B my deepest affection and wishes for a most fulfilling marriage.
Default vendor profile pic
Sarah
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Liz was a great officiant and was really willing to work with our vision. She worked with us to create a ceremony that incorporated some unique and meaningful moments. We would highly recommend her to anyone!
Liz was a great officiant and was really willing to work with our vision. She worked with us to create a ceremony that Read more...
Liz was a great officiant and was really willing to work with our vision. She worked with us to create a ceremony that incorporated some unique and meaningful moments. We would highly recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

I appreciate your kind feedback, Sarah. Here's to you and Thomas for a long and meaningful marriage.
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Liz was excellent and very professional. She met with my husband and I twice as well as kept up with all the emails I sent! She was very easy to talk to and we felt very comfortable with her! She told our love story beautifully and it felt like she really knew who we were. She showed up close to an hour before the ceremony and checked with me and made sure I was relaxed and ready to go! Liz was amazing and we are so happy she married us!
Liz was excellent and very professional. She met with my husband and I twice as well as kept up with all the emails I Read more...
Liz was excellent and very professional. She met with my husband and I twice as well as kept up with all the emails I sent! She was very easy to talk to and we felt very comfortable with her! She told our love story beautifully and it felt like she really knew who we were. She showed up close to an hour before the ceremony and checked with me and made sure I was relaxed and ready to go! Liz was amazing and we are so happy she married us! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

Your love story created a foundation for a lovely and memorable ceremony. Thank you for the kind words -- and I know you two will have the happiest of marriages.
Default vendor profile pic
Brittany
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Liz O'Brien, she was incredible as our wedding officiant! Our families LOVED the ceremony and they all thought we had known Liz for some time because of the way she designed the ceremony such that it fit our relationship and personalities perfectly! It was quite amazing!! She responded to emails immediately and made planning the ceremony 100% easier! When it came to the wedding day she showed up early to make sure everything was ready to go and performed a beautiful ceremony. I would recommend Liz to everyone!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Liz O'Brien, she was incredible as our wedding officiant! Our families LOVED Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Liz O'Brien, she was incredible as our wedding officiant! Our families LOVED the ceremony and they all thought we had known Liz for some time because of the way she designed the ceremony such that it fit our relationship and personalities perfectly! It was quite amazing!! She responded to emails immediately and made planning the ceremony 100% easier! When it came to the wedding day she showed up early to make sure everything was ready to go and performed a beautiful ceremony. I would recommend Liz to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

Thank you Brittany! I was quite amused with the details of how you and Wes met(!), yet it's so evident that the relationship the two of you have created is serious and meaningful. I just know you will have the best and happiest of marriages.
Default vendor profile pic
Kassandra
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Liz was Awesome from day one! She made everything so smooth and stress free. She's so easy to talk to ! You will love her like we did. Our friends and family also loved the whole ceremony!
Liz was Awesome from day one! She made everything so smooth and stress free. She's so easy to talk to ! You will love her Read more...
Liz was Awesome from day one! She made everything so smooth and stress free. She's so easy to talk to ! You will love her like we did. Our friends and family also loved the whole ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kassandra! It was my pleasure to spend Halloween afternoon with you and your welcoming extended family. My best to you, your husband and your sweet daughter.
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Liz officiated our wedding in October 2015 and we could not say enough great things about her! From the very beginning, we clicked with Liz. She was extremely responsive, which was something we appreciated. She was helpful in the planning process, being open to ideas, and at the same time offering us many options for our ceremony. She did a great job making our ceremony extremely personal, like she had known us for years! We even had many guests comment that it was THE BEST ceremony they had ever been to! Thanks to Liz, the ceremony was the best part of the entire day!
Liz officiated our wedding in October 2015 and we could not say enough great things about her! From the very beginning, we Read more...
Liz officiated our wedding in October 2015 and we could not say enough great things about her! From the very beginning, we clicked with Liz. She was extremely responsive, which was something we appreciated. She was helpful in the planning process, being open to ideas, and at the same time offering us many options for our ceremony. She did a great job making our ceremony extremely personal, like she had known us for years! We even had many guests comment that it was THE BEST ceremony they had ever been to! Thanks to Liz, the ceremony was the best part of the entire day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

I love hearing that you and your guests found the ceremony meaningful. Here's wishing you and your husband vitality, light and love!
Default vendor profile pic
Jordin
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Liz was our officiant for out wedding and was AMAZING! She met with us one time and really got a great understanding of what we, as a couple were all about plus what we, as a family meant. She really listened and understood who we are and what we wanted our wedding ceremony to really represent. We were in constant contact with her throughout the waiting time for the wedding to come up. Liz prices her weddings extremely realistic and definitely provides top dollar services. She showed up early to the wedding to come and check in with me to make sure everything was going smoothly and make sure I had everything I needed. During the ceremony she spoke of us like she had known us for years and really showed true emotion during the whole ceremony. I would use her over and over again to officiate my wedding, she truly was the best at telling our story.
Liz was our officiant for out wedding and was AMAZING! She met with us one time and really got a great understanding of Read more...
Liz was our officiant for out wedding and was AMAZING! She met with us one time and really got a great understanding of what we, as a couple were all about plus what we, as a family meant. She really listened and understood who we are and what we wanted our wedding ceremony to really represent. We were in constant contact with her throughout the waiting time for the wedding to come up. Liz prices her weddings extremely realistic and definitely provides top dollar services. She showed up early to the wedding to come and check in with me to make sure everything was going smoothly and make sure I had everything I needed. During the ceremony she spoke of us like she had known us for years and really showed true emotion during the whole ceremony. I would use her over and over again to officiate my wedding, she truly was the best at telling our story. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:

I so appreciate your generous review, Jordin. It was my pleasure to learn the deep love story you share with John and to meet your beautiful daughter. Wishing your whole family all my best!

MAP

 
Phoenix, AZ 85004 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Joyful Unions
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1447003557 78c592a5bc880d28 1428379376840 brittanykyle1