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OC & Beyond - MD/DE Wedding Officiant

Ocean City , MD
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Ocean City, MD 21842 US (map)

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443-523-0342
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ABOUT US

It's hard typing an "About Us" when the fact of the matter, for me, it’s just NOT about me (or us)... It’s about YOU and what you envision in a perfect ceremony. I am very fortunate to... Read more
It's hard typing an "About Us" when the fact of the matter, for me, it’s just NOT about me (or us)... It’s about YOU and what you envision in a perfect ceremony. I am very fortunate to have already met so many wonderful couples, their family and friends, and reuniting with some lifelong friends.

I welcome the opportunity to get to know who you are and what your vision for one of the most important days (moments) in time. I provide a service for people that is positive and uplifting. It is an honor to be a part of when two people publicly, vocally, legally, and emotionally profess their love and commitment to each other, their God, family, friends, and sometimes complete strangers. I enjoy being with people at their happiest and this "job" (NO WAY) is a great opportunity to live that and meet really wonderful people.

There are many options for getting married... you can go the church/temple/synagogue or you can go to the Courthouse... I see my service as meeting you halfway in between. I have never been presumptive, "drink my kool-aid and this will be the best wedding service EVER!"... it’s just not me! What I am is an expert at is getting to know what people want in a wedding ceremony and seeing if there is a way that I can help them in achieving that. I will help you write vows that are sincere and resemble your commitment. It will need to have a dash (or six) of humor because, after all… it can’t be TOO serious.. yeah, that’s against MY religion!

So, pick a place... whether along the many vast miles of pristine shore line of the Atlantic Ocean in MD, DE, or VA, private resort/venue, the many scenic spots along the Chesapeake Bay region, private home, or paddling out at sunrise in the surf... wherever you can image, again, I welcome the opportunity. If you don't know where to start, well that's ok too! I have vast resources of experienced, professional, and reputable venues/vendors that can help achieve your expectations.

Thanks for reading!

Jeffrey "Giz" Gisriel Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely, pick a spot!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Coordinated with Wedding Party
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?
Many to chose from.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically 15-30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

REVIEWS

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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gisriel was fantastic! We picked him based off the great reviews online and they proved right! Jeffrey was so easy to work with and replied to my emails quickly. Without meeting prior to our wedding day, our beach ceremony went smoothly and flawlessly. Reverend Gisriel is professional, has a great sense of humor, and loves what he does. We would highly recommend him!!
Reverend Gisriel was fantastic! We picked him based off the great reviews online and they proved right! Jeffrey was so Read more...
Reverend Gisriel was fantastic! We picked him based off the great reviews online and they proved right! Jeffrey was so easy to work with and replied to my emails quickly. Without meeting prior to our wedding day, our beach ceremony went smoothly and flawlessly. Reverend Gisriel is professional, has a great sense of humor, and loves what he does. We would highly recommend him!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Very flexible and easy going very eat to talk to and down to earth
Very flexible and easy going very eat to talk to and down to earth
Very flexible and easy going very eat to talk to and down to earth Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
'Rev Giz' was fantastic! Several people asked us how we knew him...we didn't! You'd never have known, though. I spoke to him via phone on the afternoon of the wedding, my husband met him in the hotel lobby a few minutes before the ceremony, and we'd completed an information form online previously. Since we'd wanted a beach ceremony and the weather wasn't cooperating, he was extremely flexible as we waited and figured out an alternative (I didn't want to do it on the dance floor of the reception venue), and literally went with the flow as my groom and his buddy came up with the perfect plan. Jeff's speeches fit our style, crowd, and timeline as if well-rehearsed. He even agreed to take our pro photographer's camera (a close friend), climb up on the lifeguard stand, and snap several full group photos for us so the photographer could be in them. He was a big part of the perfect wedding!!!
'Rev Giz' was fantastic! Several people asked us how we knew him...we didn't! You'd never have known, though. I spoke to Read more...
'Rev Giz' was fantastic! Several people asked us how we knew him...we didn't! You'd never have known, though. I spoke to him via phone on the afternoon of the wedding, my husband met him in the hotel lobby a few minutes before the ceremony, and we'd completed an information form online previously. Since we'd wanted a beach ceremony and the weather wasn't cooperating, he was extremely flexible as we waited and figured out an alternative (I didn't want to do it on the dance floor of the reception venue), and literally went with the flow as my groom and his buddy came up with the perfect plan. Jeff's speeches fit our style, crowd, and timeline as if well-rehearsed. He even agreed to take our pro photographer's camera (a close friend), climb up on the lifeguard stand, and snap several full group photos for us so the photographer could be in them. He was a big part of the perfect wedding!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gisriel was awesome. Planning a wedding in Va. from Pa. was a little difficult at times- he was able to smooth things out and ease my mind when I had concerns. We made a slight change in venue the day of the event- Rev Gis was totally flexible. Our guests loved the service- we had many compliments after our service that Rev. Gis was perfect. It was a casual outdoor wedding- and he had the guests laughing and enjoying themselves- They actually wanted to and enjoyed listening to every word!
Reverend Gisriel was awesome. Planning a wedding in Va. from Pa. was a little difficult at times- he was able to smooth Read more...
Reverend Gisriel was awesome. Planning a wedding in Va. from Pa. was a little difficult at times- he was able to smooth things out and ease my mind when I had concerns. We made a slight change in venue the day of the event- Rev Gis was totally flexible. Our guests loved the service- we had many compliments after our service that Rev. Gis was perfect. It was a casual outdoor wedding- and he had the guests laughing and enjoying themselves- They actually wanted to and enjoyed listening to every word! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeff did an amazing job! If it weren't for him my husband would have been a nervous wreck waiting for me to walk down the isle. He still tells me to this day that Jeff put him at ease and made this process a lot less "scary" than he thought it would be. Jeff conducted our rehearsal the evening before and made sure to answer any last minute questions up until we began the ceremony. Jeff was flexible with the sandcastle contest that was occurring at the same time as our ceremony. He made sure that the guests were happy while waiting and kept the ceremony lighthearted, simple, and it truly spoke to how we are as a couple. Highly recommend!
Jeff did an amazing job! If it weren't for him my husband would have been a nervous wreck waiting for me to walk down the Read more...
Jeff did an amazing job! If it weren't for him my husband would have been a nervous wreck waiting for me to walk down the isle. He still tells me to this day that Jeff put him at ease and made this process a lot less "scary" than he thought it would be. Jeff conducted our rehearsal the evening before and made sure to answer any last minute questions up until we began the ceremony. Jeff was flexible with the sandcastle contest that was occurring at the same time as our ceremony. He made sure that the guests were happy while waiting and kept the ceremony lighthearted, simple, and it truly spoke to how we are as a couple. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Janine
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I HIGHLH recommend Rev. Giz to everyone looking for an officiant. We heard about him from other couples and could not have been any happier with him and his service! Being that we planned a wedding all the way from Ohio, we never got the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey until 20 minutes before the wedding and we were not disappointed! He kept in touch with us via e-mail and was very prompt with returning any questions or concerns we had. Thank you, Jeffrey for being that perfect puzzle piece to our special day! Wish we could re-live it all over again! :)
My husband and I HIGHLH recommend Rev. Giz to everyone looking for an officiant. We heard about him from other couples and Read more...
My husband and I HIGHLH recommend Rev. Giz to everyone looking for an officiant. We heard about him from other couples and could not have been any happier with him and his service! Being that we planned a wedding all the way from Ohio, we never got the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey until 20 minutes before the wedding and we were not disappointed! He kept in touch with us via e-mail and was very prompt with returning any questions or concerns we had. Thank you, Jeffrey for being that perfect puzzle piece to our special day! Wish we could re-live it all over again! :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I have very high standards and my wedding was clearly a very important personal event. My first choice would have been someone I already knew but was dismayed when I discovered the difficulty in such a task with needing to be ordained in different states etc- BUT .......it was a blessing because we found Jeffrey and he was perfect! He fit right in. He is excellent at determining your style and adapting to it. He is funny, personal, professional with depth and a thoughtfulness - you are lucky to get him if he is available- snatch him up!
I have very high standards and my wedding was clearly a very important personal event. My first choice would have been Read more...
I have very high standards and my wedding was clearly a very important personal event. My first choice would have been someone I already knew but was dismayed when I discovered the difficulty in such a task with needing to be ordained in different states etc- BUT .......it was a blessing because we found Jeffrey and he was perfect! He fit right in. He is excellent at determining your style and adapting to it. He is funny, personal, professional with depth and a thoughtfulness - you are lucky to get him if he is available- snatch him up! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Steve
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.6/5.0
Someone told us that Jeff is like a friend that walks through your door. And he is. Laid back and fun and easy to work with.

Jeff worked with us to put together the ceremony that we wanted. His experience with various non-traditional cermonies was certainly valuable. He was familiar with what we had in mind and even had samples from which we could work to develop our own.

There was a period during which Jeff was going through some serious transitions and was hard to reach. But that cleared up and was fine through the wedding.

Jeff was very flexible with scheduling meetings prior to the wedding and through last minute changes.

Very professional with an excellent sense of humor he kept the ceremony from being boring. Even reminded me to breathe as I was watching Katie walk down the aisle...

It was a real pleasure to work with Jeff.
Someone told us that Jeff is like a friend that walks through your door. And he is. Laid back and fun and easy to work Read more...
Someone told us that Jeff is like a friend that walks through your door. And he is. Laid back and fun and easy to work with.

Jeff worked with us to put together the ceremony that we wanted. His experience with various non-traditional cermonies was certainly valuable. He was familiar with what we had in mind and even had samples from which we could work to develop our own.

There was a period during which Jeff was going through some serious transitions and was hard to reach. But that cleared up and was fine through the wedding.

Jeff was very flexible with scheduling meetings prior to the wedding and through last minute changes.

Very professional with an excellent sense of humor he kept the ceremony from being boring. Even reminded me to breathe as I was watching Katie walk down the aisle...

It was a real pleasure to work with Jeff. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Giz was so awesome and down to earth. He made our special day even more special :-)
Rev Giz was so awesome and down to earth. He made our special day even more special :-)
Rev Giz was so awesome and down to earth. He made our special day even more special :-) Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jeffery truely made this special day complete for the both of us. We both knew after meeting him for coffee to discuss our plans, that he was the person that we wanted to marry us.

I'm sure to stay in touch.
Jeffery truely made this special day complete for the both of us. We both knew after meeting him for coffee to discuss our Read more...
Jeffery truely made this special day complete for the both of us. We both knew after meeting him for coffee to discuss our plans, that he was the person that we wanted to marry us.

I'm sure to stay in touch. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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