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Performing the Wedding

Brookline , MA
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12 Blake Road
Brookline, MA 02445 US

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760-224-8474

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You have promised to cherish each other forever. This is my promise to you to create a ceremony for your wedding day…

Weave the story of your special relationship into the... Read more
You have promised to cherish each other forever. This is my promise to you to create a ceremony for your wedding day…

Weave the story of your special relationship into the fabric of a wedding ceremony that presents you to your family, friends, guests and the world as you desire. Tell them how your love came to be, make your vows revealing your hearts’ love as you desire. Acknowledge those who have supported your journey along the way. Share the exchange of your rings, light a candle, and make it your own. Your marriage ceremony will be filled with joy and grace, peace and the promise of lasting love. In the light of day or the soft light of the moon, the words of your ceremony will bless all those present to witness your union. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion

REVIEWS

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Larissa
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful wedding ceremony with Reissa, and we are so glad that she officiated our ceremony!

My husband and I decided to do an elopement style ceremony at the Harvard Arboretum, so finding the right officiant to make our intimate ceremony meaningful was very important to us. Well, Reissa definitely delivered.

Reissa responded to my initial inquiry very quickly, and we started off with a phone call with her. We immediately liked her warmth and openness, so we decided to meet with her in person at a Starbucks so she could get to know us more. We chatted for an hour, which was wonderful because we felt that the ceremony would be officiated by someone who knew us and our story well.

Reissa gave us the ceremony text in advance so that we could edit it as we wished. I kept it exactly as she designed it, though, because it was truly beautiful.

The day of the ceremony, Reissa arrived to our early morning ceremony spot early, which was very nice for us. And most importantly, Reissa's words and delivery at our wedding ceremony were incredibly meaningful and beautiful. I admit, she had me in tears in no time :)

Overall, we are so happy that Reissa was not only part of our day, but made our ceremony committing our lives to each other incredibly special and meaningful. We highly recommend Reissa to others looking for an officiant for a large, formal wedding, an intimate elopement or anything in between.

Thank you, Reissa!
We had such a wonderful wedding ceremony with Reissa, and we are so glad that she officiated our ceremony!

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We had such a wonderful wedding ceremony with Reissa, and we are so glad that she officiated our ceremony!

My husband and I decided to do an elopement style ceremony at the Harvard Arboretum, so finding the right officiant to make our intimate ceremony meaningful was very important to us. Well, Reissa definitely delivered.

Reissa responded to my initial inquiry very quickly, and we started off with a phone call with her. We immediately liked her warmth and openness, so we decided to meet with her in person at a Starbucks so she could get to know us more. We chatted for an hour, which was wonderful because we felt that the ceremony would be officiated by someone who knew us and our story well.

Reissa gave us the ceremony text in advance so that we could edit it as we wished. I kept it exactly as she designed it, though, because it was truly beautiful.

The day of the ceremony, Reissa arrived to our early morning ceremony spot early, which was very nice for us. And most importantly, Reissa's words and delivery at our wedding ceremony were incredibly meaningful and beautiful. I admit, she had me in tears in no time :)

Overall, we are so happy that Reissa was not only part of our day, but made our ceremony committing our lives to each other incredibly special and meaningful. We highly recommend Reissa to others looking for an officiant for a large, formal wedding, an intimate elopement or anything in between.

Thank you, Reissa! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Outstanding! Excellent to work with. An easy template to start with and add or subtract from. I especially did not want a religious ceremony and my wife is from Thailand which has its own customs and nuances. So we were married in a Thai restaurant and had the reception there as well about 55 people. Many guests complemented us that it was the most intimate warm wedding they had ever attended. Even the bride's mother said that! We had a rather short ceremony about 15-20 minutes followed by about 30 minutes of photos. All in all the the wedding was 10 times better than I or anyone expected. And everyone cried. And I mean everyone. Reissah is the BEST!
Outstanding! Excellent to work with. An easy template to start with and add or subtract from. I especially did not want a Read more...
Outstanding! Excellent to work with. An easy template to start with and add or subtract from. I especially did not want a religious ceremony and my wife is from Thailand which has its own customs and nuances. So we were married in a Thai restaurant and had the reception there as well about 55 people. Many guests complemented us that it was the most intimate warm wedding they had ever attended. Even the bride's mother said that! We had a rather short ceremony about 15-20 minutes followed by about 30 minutes of photos. All in all the the wedding was 10 times better than I or anyone expected. And everyone cried. And I mean everyone. Reissah is the BEST! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
You would never think, initially, when starting to plan your wedding day that an officiant would be so difficult to choose. It was for us! We wanted someone who we could feel comfortable with and someone we could trust to do our ceremony the way we wanted. Reissa was wonderful. I'm talking amazing. She was so professional, warm, & friendly that after we first met her- I said to my then fiancé in the car- "she is exactly who I always imagined our officiant would be". We instantly felt so comfortable with Reissa. She came to the table with experience and suggestions, while totally being open to any custom things we wanted to include, or portions we wanted to take out. She was able to accommodate a knot tying ceremony beautifully for us although she mentioned she hadn't done one before, you would have never known. Many friends and family commented on how beautiful and "perfect" our ceremony was. I couldn't agree more.
She's is just great! Highly recommended from this happy couple!
You would never think, initially, when starting to plan your wedding day that an officiant would be so difficult to Read more...
You would never think, initially, when starting to plan your wedding day that an officiant would be so difficult to choose. It was for us! We wanted someone who we could feel comfortable with and someone we could trust to do our ceremony the way we wanted. Reissa was wonderful. I'm talking amazing. She was so professional, warm, & friendly that after we first met her- I said to my then fiancé in the car- "she is exactly who I always imagined our officiant would be". We instantly felt so comfortable with Reissa. She came to the table with experience and suggestions, while totally being open to any custom things we wanted to include, or portions we wanted to take out. She was able to accommodate a knot tying ceremony beautifully for us although she mentioned she hadn't done one before, you would have never known. Many friends and family commented on how beautiful and "perfect" our ceremony was. I couldn't agree more.
She's is just great! Highly recommended from this happy couple! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reissa was wonderful to work with. She not only provided valuable input and suggestions from her experience, she helped customize the ceremony to make it personal for our special day.
Reissa was wonderful to work with. She not only provided valuable input and suggestions from her experience, she helped Read more...
Reissa was wonderful to work with. She not only provided valuable input and suggestions from her experience, she helped customize the ceremony to make it personal for our special day. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
She was exactly what w wanted.
She was exactly what w wanted.
She was exactly what w wanted. Read less
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Shawneen
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Reissah was awesome! She was very professional from beginning to end! She came to my house in all the way in Saugus to meet my spouse and even convinced my spouse to have a sand ceremony! (He is shy and hard to persuade)
At the ceremony she spoke very clear! And my family and friends adored her! A few friends even wanted her buisness cards!
Reissah is very flexable and super attentive! She was simply super!
Reissah was awesome! She was very professional from beginning to end! She came to my house in all the way in Saugus to Read more...
Reissah was awesome! She was very professional from beginning to end! She came to my house in all the way in Saugus to meet my spouse and even convinced my spouse to have a sand ceremony! (He is shy and hard to persuade)
At the ceremony she spoke very clear! And my family and friends adored her! A few friends even wanted her buisness cards!
Reissah is very flexable and super attentive! She was simply super! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were referred to Reissa Leigh by our wedding planner after several failed interviews with other potential deacons/ministers/officiants. We really were looking for someone who would be willing and eager to help us personalize our wedding ceremony and make it feel like "us." We found exactly what we were looking for in Reissa! She is friendly, full of energy, and full of both ideas and experience when it comes to personalizing a ceremony and making it as special as possible. She really took the time to get to know both my husband and myself, and was able to offer suggestions and recommendations in terms of potential readings, what to include/what not to include, how to order the pieces of the ceremony, etc. Our wedding had a wine/harvest theme to it, and Reissa was able to help us design a wine ceremony to pull that theme into the actual marriage ceremony itself. She was very responsive (we were planning our MA wedding from CA, so responsiveness was very important to us), professional, and an absolute joy to work with. She is a great person, and having her perform our marriage ceremony really made it feel that much more special to us. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and both my husband I are so glad to have met her =)
My husband and I were referred to Reissa Leigh by our wedding planner after several failed interviews with other potential Read more...
My husband and I were referred to Reissa Leigh by our wedding planner after several failed interviews with other potential deacons/ministers/officiants. We really were looking for someone who would be willing and eager to help us personalize our wedding ceremony and make it feel like "us." We found exactly what we were looking for in Reissa! She is friendly, full of energy, and full of both ideas and experience when it comes to personalizing a ceremony and making it as special as possible. She really took the time to get to know both my husband and myself, and was able to offer suggestions and recommendations in terms of potential readings, what to include/what not to include, how to order the pieces of the ceremony, etc. Our wedding had a wine/harvest theme to it, and Reissa was able to help us design a wine ceremony to pull that theme into the actual marriage ceremony itself. She was very responsive (we were planning our MA wedding from CA, so responsiveness was very important to us), professional, and an absolute joy to work with. She is a great person, and having her perform our marriage ceremony really made it feel that much more special to us. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and both my husband I are so glad to have met her =) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Professional, kind, and VERY flexible/adaptive, even when sudden changes occur. Amazing & were blessed to have her!
Professional, kind, and VERY flexible/adaptive, even when sudden changes occur. Amazing & were blessed to have her!
Professional, kind, and VERY flexible/adaptive, even when sudden changes occur. Amazing & were blessed to have her! Read less
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Performing the Wedding responded with the following comments:

Hope you are well and recuperated---and warmed up!!Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedules to do the review!
I loved working with you. When i voted this week, i thought of you and my sister in law would like to know what the "learning garden" is?
you can email me at info@performingthewedding.com
My heartfelt thanks to you both again. You are a wonderfully memorable couple!
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MICHAL&AGNIESZKA
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have hoped for a better Officant than Reissa. Most of all we would like to thank her very much for her patience and understanding she showed us, during the time we were busy planning and preparing our wedding. From the very first day we met with Reissa she was very professional, punctual, and showed that she cared for making sure that our special day runs smoothly. She guided us through the whole process of customizing the ceremony just the way we wanted it, and she even had prepared a bag of tissues for when my wife started crying during the ceremony. Very detail oriented, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. My wife and I are very satisfied and highly recommend Reissa Leigh.
We could not have hoped for a better Officant than Reissa. Most of all we would like to thank her very much for her Read more...
We could not have hoped for a better Officant than Reissa. Most of all we would like to thank her very much for her patience and understanding she showed us, during the time we were busy planning and preparing our wedding. From the very first day we met with Reissa she was very professional, punctual, and showed that she cared for making sure that our special day runs smoothly. She guided us through the whole process of customizing the ceremony just the way we wanted it, and she even had prepared a bag of tissues for when my wife started crying during the ceremony. Very detail oriented, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. My wife and I are very satisfied and highly recommend Reissa Leigh. Read less
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Performing the Wedding responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure to be with you on your special day!
Reissa
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J
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Reissa was incredible to work with throughout the whole wedding process. From the beginning it was clear that she cared about us as people and as a couple; we weren't just another client. Whenever there were deadlines for information, Reissa was sure to let us know well in advance; while remembering that we were still juggling work and wedding planning.
At our wedding guests remarked that they had never been a part of a more personal and beautiful ceremony. We feel fortunate that Reissa had such a big role in the most important day of our lives and feel we have gained a friend for life.
Reissa was incredible to work with throughout the whole wedding process. From the beginning it was clear that she cared Read more...
Reissa was incredible to work with throughout the whole wedding process. From the beginning it was clear that she cared about us as people and as a couple; we weren't just another client. Whenever there were deadlines for information, Reissa was sure to let us know well in advance; while remembering that we were still juggling work and wedding planning.
At our wedding guests remarked that they had never been a part of a more personal and beautiful ceremony. We feel fortunate that Reissa had such a big role in the most important day of our lives and feel we have gained a friend for life. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Performing the Wedding responded with the following comments:

thank you for the wonderful review! Yes, please keep in touch and keep me updated on your wonderful life---as it should be!
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