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Mystic Weddings Rev. Dr. James R. Berger

Estero , FL
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LOCATION

20613 Charing Cross Circle
Estero, FL 33928 US (map)

PHONE

239-571-1769
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ABOUT US

Rev. Dr. James Berger is the pastor of Hope United Church (PCUSA) in Fort Myers, FL. Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Dr. Berger was ordained in 1975 as a pastor of the... Read more
Rev. Dr. James Berger is the pastor of Hope United Church (PCUSA) in Fort Myers, FL. Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Dr. Berger was ordained in 1975 as a pastor of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has served churches in Beverly Hills, CA; Petersburg, Alaska; Nassau, The Bahamas; and in Fort Myers, FL.

Dr. Berger is an accomplished guitarist and singer, and has used his talents in wedding services. His adventurous spirit has led to a diverse experience in his ministry of weddings. He has married couples on glaciers and beaches in Alaska, on beaches in the Bahamas, and Florida, and he conducted the first legal underwater wedding in the Bahamas. He has conducted weddings at The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bel-Air Country Club, with Atlantis Resorts and the Ocean Club, Superclubs Breezes, Sandals, the Sheraton Paradise Island, the Marriott and the Wyndam Cable Beach hotels, to name just a few. Locally he has officiated at ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency, Pink Shell Resort, The Brooks Community Center, Lovers Key, The Vines, Marco Island, Sanibel Island and Vanderbilt Beach. He works cooperatively with the wedding coordinator and other support staff (ie photographer, videographer, etc). He personalizes each service, providing the couple with the actual order of service used at the wedding as their keepsake after the ceremony. Dr. Berger approaches each wedding service as a joyous beginning to a life together, and the opening act to a couple’s grand celebration of their union. He can also perform the ceremony in Spanish, French or German, if desired. Dr. Berger is a member of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. Jim and Patricia live in Estero, FL. Read less
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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, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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alison
Wedding:
2/19/2016
5.0/5.0
he was the minister for my best friends wedding and did a great job. Now its my turn to get married! He was quick at responding to my inquiries, fees are fair, easy to talk to, personalizes everything.
he was the minister for my best friends wedding and did a great job. Now its my turn to get married! He was quick at Read more...
he was the minister for my best friends wedding and did a great job. Now its my turn to get married! He was quick at responding to my inquiries, fees are fair, easy to talk to, personalizes everything. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Dr. Berger was confident, responsible and fun to work with. We are thankful we had the opportunity to work with him.
Dr. Berger was confident, responsible and fun to work with. We are thankful we had the opportunity to work with him.
Dr. Berger was confident, responsible and fun to work with. We are thankful we had the opportunity to work with him. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Fred and Sharon
Wedding:
6/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Dr. Jim was perfect in every way. He helped make our beach wedding so very special. We even danced on the beach as he played our song. We most definitely recommend him.
Dr. Jim was perfect in every way. He helped make our beach wedding so very special. We even danced on the beach as he Read more...
Dr. Jim was perfect in every way. He helped make our beach wedding so very special. We even danced on the beach as he played our song. We most definitely recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dr. Jim made our wedding very easy and stress free. He was extremely knowledgeable and most of all flexible to our needs. Our wedding was outside on the beach in June (rainy season) and we were faced with a storm at exactly the time of the ceremony. Dr. Jim remained calm and thorough and was able to deliver a wonderful ceremony in order to beat the storm and give us a beautiful wedding. I would recommend him to any couple.
Dr. Jim made our wedding very easy and stress free. He was extremely knowledgeable and most of all flexible to our needs. Read more...
Dr. Jim made our wedding very easy and stress free. He was extremely knowledgeable and most of all flexible to our needs. Our wedding was outside on the beach in June (rainy season) and we were faced with a storm at exactly the time of the ceremony. Dr. Jim remained calm and thorough and was able to deliver a wonderful ceremony in order to beat the storm and give us a beautiful wedding. I would recommend him to any couple. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Angela
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Great officiant!!! He is very professional, has years of experience, and made our wedding day so special!!!!! I would recommend him to anyone!
Great officiant!!! He is very professional, has years of experience, and made our wedding day so special!!!!! I would Read more...
Great officiant!!! He is very professional, has years of experience, and made our wedding day so special!!!!! I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Mystic Weddings Rev. Dr. James R. Berger responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Angela and Abdul! We had a beautiful day, and you two were so calm that everything flowed together flawlessly. Wishing you every happiness! Dr. Jim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dr. Berger was an outstanding officiant. He is friendly, warm, caring, and very calming during times that have the potential to be very stressful. He is very organized and allowed us to make any personal changes to the vows and ceremony that we wanted. He is a great advisor and was helpful not only with organizing our ceremony, but also with informing us about how and when to obtain the necessary paperwork and documents. We can’t say enough about what Dr. Berger’s wonderful personality and fantastic officiating. We HIGHLY recommend him!
Dr. Berger was an outstanding officiant. He is friendly, warm, caring, and very calming during times that have the Read more...
Dr. Berger was an outstanding officiant. He is friendly, warm, caring, and very calming during times that have the potential to be very stressful. He is very organized and allowed us to make any personal changes to the vows and ceremony that we wanted. He is a great advisor and was helpful not only with organizing our ceremony, but also with informing us about how and when to obtain the necessary paperwork and documents. We can’t say enough about what Dr. Berger’s wonderful personality and fantastic officiating. We HIGHLY recommend him! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Dr. Berger as our Officiant for our wedding in South Seas and could not have been more pleased with him. We met with him several months in advance and were in contact with him throughout the whole process and he was wonderful. Dr. Berger put us at ease from the get go and was even more calm during the ceremony. He was very thoughtful and helped us devise exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. Throughout the ceremony he was even more calm and caring and made our day so special.
We had Dr. Berger as our Officiant for our wedding in South Seas and could not have been more pleased with him. We met Read more...
We had Dr. Berger as our Officiant for our wedding in South Seas and could not have been more pleased with him. We met with him several months in advance and were in contact with him throughout the whole process and he was wonderful. Dr. Berger put us at ease from the get go and was even more calm during the ceremony. He was very thoughtful and helped us devise exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. Throughout the ceremony he was even more calm and caring and made our day so special. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Mystic Weddings Rev. Dr. James R. Berger responded with the following comments:

Thank you so mu ch! It was truly a wonderful day. I wish you every blessing!
Dr. JIm
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
he did an awesome job... I would recommend him to do everybody's wedding ..he was very professional and fun. .
he did an awesome job... I would recommend him to do everybody's wedding ..he was very professional and fun. .
he did an awesome job... I would recommend him to do everybody's wedding ..he was very professional and fun. . Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Mystic Weddings Rev. Dr. James R. Berger responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Christylee! It was a pleasure to share your joyous day with you!
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Greg
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Berger provided the best of the best in all aspects. Rev. Berger was highly recommended to us by friends that also used him to marry them. Of course we did not realize what a great help was. In our first meeting he put us at ease and really asked all the right questions. He provided a checklist for us to follow both on the legal and spiritual aspects. He then followed up with a proposed service that really helped us in what the service could look like, and he reassured us that any changes we wanted he was flexible and acceptable to those changes. He arrived well in advance of the start time and ran those the service with me and made sure there were no last minute changes. The service itself was both professional and spiritual, both in English and Spanish.
Finally, we both would recommend Rev. Berger to friends and families.
Rev. Berger provided the best of the best in all aspects. Rev. Berger was highly recommended to us by friends that also Read more...
Rev. Berger provided the best of the best in all aspects. Rev. Berger was highly recommended to us by friends that also used him to marry them. Of course we did not realize what a great help was. In our first meeting he put us at ease and really asked all the right questions. He provided a checklist for us to follow both on the legal and spiritual aspects. He then followed up with a proposed service that really helped us in what the service could look like, and he reassured us that any changes we wanted he was flexible and acceptable to those changes. He arrived well in advance of the start time and ran those the service with me and made sure there were no last minute changes. The service itself was both professional and spiritual, both in English and Spanish.
Finally, we both would recommend Rev. Berger to friends and families. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Debi
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent!!!!!!Rev Berger made our ceremony so relaxed and non stressful....we did a non traditional wedding and he was very flexible with what we wanted and had some great ideas as well...Rev Berger is AWESOME!!!
Excellent!!!!!!Rev Berger made our ceremony so relaxed and non stressful....we did a non traditional wedding and he was Read more...
Excellent!!!!!!Rev Berger made our ceremony so relaxed and non stressful....we did a non traditional wedding and he was very flexible with what we wanted and had some great ideas as well...Rev Berger is AWESOME!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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