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Our Forever Promise Weddings (Pastor Joseph)

Dallas Center , IA
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21827 T Avenue
Dallas Center, IA 50063 US (map)

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515-979-6514

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ABOUT US

Our Forever Promise Weddings is about your forever promise! We our Iowa's premier Ceremony Planners and Officiants. We can help you design an unforgetable ceremony that truly captures... Read more
Our Forever Promise Weddings is about your forever promise! We our Iowa's premier Ceremony Planners and Officiants. We can help you design an unforgetable ceremony that truly captures your story and your love.

Wedding after wedding, we hear our clients and their guests says "that was the best wedding I've ever been to!" The reason for that success is that we have a truly unique way of making your ceremony,........your ceremony! Most officiants promise to do whatever you want, and that's okay for a start, but we go the extra mile and have the experience to make your ceremony the best. For over 20 years we have provided the best suggestions and ideas for ceremonies, readings, vows, unity ceremonies and music. We individually design each ceremony with the bride and groom so that it is truly your ceremony. Precious and powerful,.....but most of all personal. Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, the large majority of weddings I do are at indoor and outdoor wedding venues throughout Iowa.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
My wife and I like to plan for my attire to be compatible with your wedding colors and themes. Typically I choose a suit, shirt (color) and tie that matches your and your bridal party's colors.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Our brides and grooms actually have a part in designing their ceremony. In our initial meetings we provide lots of ideas and suggestions and then we collaborate with our couples to create their personally designed ceremony. You can have as much or as little input as your want!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely! A similar ceremony option we use is called the Personal Promise. Ask Pastor Joseph about this option.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
We provide a plethora of reading options from which brides and grooms can select a suggestion, but we also are very open to personally selected readings as well.
How long are your ceremonies?
Our ceremonies typically are short and sweet, but not too short. A super short ceremony "cheapens" your wedding. A long wedding looses people attention. A wedding that is personalized and about you, your love, and your story captures the heart of your guests. Depending upon the components that we design together most of our weddings last between 25 to 35 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Absolutely! Over 85-90% of our clients are still married!!! Our counseling has a threefold purpose: 1) Impart some relevant and usable wisdom to compliment and inspire what you are already doing that is right, 2) provides us time to plan your ceremony, and 3) most importantly we get to know each other so your ceremony is truly personal.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. Rehearsal help us prepare for the greatest day of your life!
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, I can provide a professional sound system for your ceremony.

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Recently Married
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Pastor Joseph did a great job on our ceremony. It was very personalized and I have received several compliments on how he did the ceremony. I feel as though Joseph really took the time to get to know us and took the time to go over what our strengths and weaknesses are.
Pastor Joseph did a great job on our ceremony. It was very personalized and I have received several compliments on how he Read more...
Pastor Joseph did a great job on our ceremony. It was very personalized and I have received several compliments on how he did the ceremony. I feel as though Joseph really took the time to get to know us and took the time to go over what our strengths and weaknesses are. Read less
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Brian
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7/12/2014
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Did a very good job of what we asked and wanted
Did a very good job of what we asked and wanted
Did a very good job of what we asked and wanted Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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It was an amazing experience & a beautiful personal ceremony!!! Better than we could've ever imagined!!
It was an amazing experience & a beautiful personal ceremony!!! Better than we could've ever imagined!!
It was an amazing experience & a beautiful personal ceremony!!! Better than we could've ever imagined!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/28/2014
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Pastor Joe is amazing! He worked with my husband and I to create a unique wedding ceremony that was perfect for us. It was emotional and humorous at times which made it even more special. He personalized everything for you with 5 separate books that pertain to each aspect of the ceremony. During the premarital counseling sessions he has you watch a video that really digs down deep and focuses truly on what a marriage is all about. Plus he gets to know you on a personal level and helps you as a couple grow stronger together. If you are looking for a pastor I definitely recommend him for sure! I'm a consultant at David's bridal and am definitely suggesting him to everyone! Our wedding was fantastic and he played a tremendous part in making it that way. Everyone absolutely loved him! We had sooo many compliments!
Pastor Joe is amazing! He worked with my husband and I to create a unique wedding ceremony that was perfect for us. It was Read more...
Pastor Joe is amazing! He worked with my husband and I to create a unique wedding ceremony that was perfect for us. It was emotional and humorous at times which made it even more special. He personalized everything for you with 5 separate books that pertain to each aspect of the ceremony. During the premarital counseling sessions he has you watch a video that really digs down deep and focuses truly on what a marriage is all about. Plus he gets to know you on a personal level and helps you as a couple grow stronger together. If you are looking for a pastor I definitely recommend him for sure! I'm a consultant at David's bridal and am definitely suggesting him to everyone! Our wedding was fantastic and he played a tremendous part in making it that way. Everyone absolutely loved him! We had sooo many compliments! Read less
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Jessica
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6/21/2014
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From the moment I talked to Pastor Joe on the phone to set up our first meeting I knew he was going to be the one to marry my husband and I. When we met in person, my husband and parents were just as impressed with his experience and attention to detail. Right before the wedding we had a groomsman pass away as well as Andy's uncle but Pastor Joe did awesome honoring them at the wedding as well as my grandmother who had passed away in October of 2013 and the others we had lost along the way. He talked about our relationship as if he had known us all along and everyone commented on how personal and beautiful our ceremony was because of him. Not a lot seemed to go right on our wedding day but our ceremony more than made up for it, I would recommend him to absolutely everyone that is getting married in the future!
From the moment I talked to Pastor Joe on the phone to set up our first meeting I knew he was going to be the one to marry Read more...
From the moment I talked to Pastor Joe on the phone to set up our first meeting I knew he was going to be the one to marry my husband and I. When we met in person, my husband and parents were just as impressed with his experience and attention to detail. Right before the wedding we had a groomsman pass away as well as Andy's uncle but Pastor Joe did awesome honoring them at the wedding as well as my grandmother who had passed away in October of 2013 and the others we had lost along the way. He talked about our relationship as if he had known us all along and everyone commented on how personal and beautiful our ceremony was because of him. Not a lot seemed to go right on our wedding day but our ceremony more than made up for it, I would recommend him to absolutely everyone that is getting married in the future! Read less
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john
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I would really rcommend Pastor Joseph to anyone who is wanting to take the big step (marriage). Really good at what he does..fun to talk to and work with..
I would really rcommend Pastor Joseph to anyone who is wanting to take the big step (marriage). Really good at what he Read more...
I would really rcommend Pastor Joseph to anyone who is wanting to take the big step (marriage). Really good at what he does..fun to talk to and work with.. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Working with Pastor Joseph was a very positive experience. He provided my wife and I not only the support but the guidance and advice we needed to help us start our journey together. Pastor Joseph was very open to our specific needs. I had a wonderful and open discussion with him on our differences in faith and he was very accommodating when it came to what religious elements we would be comfortable with in our ceremony. I would recommend Pastor Joseph to anyone who wants a professional, honest, caring, and open officiant.
Working with Pastor Joseph was a very positive experience. He provided my wife and I not only the support but the guidance Read more...
Working with Pastor Joseph was a very positive experience. He provided my wife and I not only the support but the guidance and advice we needed to help us start our journey together. Pastor Joseph was very open to our specific needs. I had a wonderful and open discussion with him on our differences in faith and he was very accommodating when it came to what religious elements we would be comfortable with in our ceremony. I would recommend Pastor Joseph to anyone who wants a professional, honest, caring, and open officiant. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
6/14/2014
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Choosing an officiant was probably the hardest of all wedding preparations for me. My hubby and I come from different religious backgrounds and we are still on our journey to find a home church. As such, most churches won't officiate a wedding unless you're members, especially one in a garden. Pastor Joseph Karge was by far the best person we could have ever asked for! He gave us exactly what we wanted with respect and a faithful guiding presence. He is the real deal! Thank you Pastor Joe-truly!
Choosing an officiant was probably the hardest of all wedding preparations for me. My hubby and I come from different Read more...
Choosing an officiant was probably the hardest of all wedding preparations for me. My hubby and I come from different religious backgrounds and we are still on our journey to find a home church. As such, most churches won't officiate a wedding unless you're members, especially one in a garden. Pastor Joseph Karge was by far the best person we could have ever asked for! He gave us exactly what we wanted with respect and a faithful guiding presence. He is the real deal! Thank you Pastor Joe-truly! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Pastor Joseph is great to work with, easy to talk to and gave an awesome personalized wedding service. I highly recommend his services!
Pastor Joseph is great to work with, easy to talk to and gave an awesome personalized wedding service. I highly recommend Read more...
Pastor Joseph is great to work with, easy to talk to and gave an awesome personalized wedding service. I highly recommend his services! Read less
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Thuy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Karge was everything that we wanted and more. He made it very personable. All of our wedding guests gave us compliments on the vows and that the ceremony was the best part and that's not normally the highlight of the wedding. He really set the tone for the rest of the day and he worked well with big groups and directing and teaching all of us how to rehearse. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
Pastor Karge was everything that we wanted and more. He made it very personable. All of our wedding guests gave us Read more...
Pastor Karge was everything that we wanted and more. He made it very personable. All of our wedding guests gave us compliments on the vows and that the ceremony was the best part and that's not normally the highlight of the wedding. He really set the tone for the rest of the day and he worked well with big groups and directing and teaching all of us how to rehearse. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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