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Rev. Bonnie and John Connor

Austin , TX
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5610 Kayview Drive
Austin, TX US 78749 (map)

PHONE

512-791-2668

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ABOUT US

Reverends John and Bonnie Connor, as ordained ministers, have an approach that is one of joy and non-judgment. We welcome and honor all faiths and will work with you to customize the... Read more
Reverends John and Bonnie Connor, as ordained ministers, have an approach that is one of joy and non-judgment. We welcome and honor all faiths and will work with you to customize the ceremony so that it is perfect for you. It is your wedding, after all! We welcome the opportunity to make your ceremony full of joy.

I, Bonnie, have been joyfully performing weddings since 1995 and take pride in the wonderful things that brides and grooms have said about me. I would be happy to send you some example ceremonies so you can get an idea of the kind of ceremony I usually perform. Of course yours will be customized to be just right for you!

John here: I have ministered at over 250 weddings over the years, and couples have been comforted by my easy-going warmth and humor during planning meetings -- and during the ceremony itself. I enjoy getting to know you, and customizing the ceremony. Email or call me at the number below.

Feel free to give us a call at 512-791-2668 or email us at bonnie@reverendconnor.com or john@reverendconnor.com for more information. Let me know if you would like to meet to see if I am a good fit for you! You can see more photos and comments from brides at http://www.ReverendConnor.com 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?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
A robe or a suit.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes - it's YOUR wedding!
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?
No
How long are your ceremonies?
15 - 30 minutes, depending on if there are readings and special songs, etc.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Not required, however we do offer it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Stephanie & Wesley
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I did a lot of searches for an officiant, and Bonnie kept sticking out. In our initial conversation, she was very laid back and I enjoyed her attitude. You can tell that she really likes what she is doing. She was the first person for us that made it past the phone call stage and the hubby and I decided to set up a meeting. As soon as she introduced herself, it was like we were old friends. She's a hugger, and it made us feel so welcomed. Her kind and gentle demeanor was perfect, and after about a 2 minute discussion, we knew Bonnie was the one we wanted for our special day. She provided us with multiple ceremony templates and was very open to having us adjust any wording, and add/subtract whatever we felt necessary (so important for secular ceremonies!). She is just so genuine and we absolutely loved her. She was one - of the many reasons - that made our day absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for everything, Bonnie!
I did a lot of searches for an officiant, and Bonnie kept sticking out. In our initial conversation, she was very laid Read more...
I did a lot of searches for an officiant, and Bonnie kept sticking out. In our initial conversation, she was very laid back and I enjoyed her attitude. You can tell that she really likes what she is doing. She was the first person for us that made it past the phone call stage and the hubby and I decided to set up a meeting. As soon as she introduced herself, it was like we were old friends. She's a hugger, and it made us feel so welcomed. Her kind and gentle demeanor was perfect, and after about a 2 minute discussion, we knew Bonnie was the one we wanted for our special day. She provided us with multiple ceremony templates and was very open to having us adjust any wording, and add/subtract whatever we felt necessary (so important for secular ceremonies!). She is just so genuine and we absolutely loved her. She was one - of the many reasons - that made our day absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for everything, Bonnie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was perfect! She did a great job of working with us to create a beautiful unique ceremony perfect for us. She was sweet, happy and so helpful. Our ceremony was elegant and beautiful, spiritual but not heavy, light hearted but still serious and so meaningful. Everyone was in tears by the end (even my rugged cowboy uncles) but they had smiles on their faces. It could not have been better. Thank you Bonnie!!!
Bonnie was perfect! She did a great job of working with us to create a beautiful unique ceremony perfect for us. She was Read more...
Bonnie was perfect! She did a great job of working with us to create a beautiful unique ceremony perfect for us. She was sweet, happy and so helpful. Our ceremony was elegant and beautiful, spiritual but not heavy, light hearted but still serious and so meaningful. Everyone was in tears by the end (even my rugged cowboy uncles) but they had smiles on their faces. It could not have been better. Thank you Bonnie!!! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bonnie officiated my wedding in October and she was wonderful. We found her online while looking for someone to officiate our secular ceremony, and after our first round of meetings, she stood out as our favorite. Bonnie let us amend her standard ceremony text in whatever way we wanted, and didn't balk at our decision to take out any mention of religion. She assured us that she considers all love to be spiritual, regardless of the wording used, and told us that most attendees would not even notice that the wedding was not religious.

She offered to lead the rehearsal the day before the wedding, which was invaluable since we didn't have church staff or a wedding planner to take the lead. Our ceremony turned out to be absolutely lovely. Bonnie comes across as sweet and cheerful and genuinely delighted to be involved, and she added just the right amount of levity and sincerity to the proceedings. You cannot meet this woman and not like her. We felt close to her after only a few meetings, and that made the wedding feel very special and meaningful to us.
Reverend Bonnie officiated my wedding in October and she was wonderful. We found her online while looking for someone to Read more...
Reverend Bonnie officiated my wedding in October and she was wonderful. We found her online while looking for someone to officiate our secular ceremony, and after our first round of meetings, she stood out as our favorite. Bonnie let us amend her standard ceremony text in whatever way we wanted, and didn't balk at our decision to take out any mention of religion. She assured us that she considers all love to be spiritual, regardless of the wording used, and told us that most attendees would not even notice that the wedding was not religious.

She offered to lead the rehearsal the day before the wedding, which was invaluable since we didn't have church staff or a wedding planner to take the lead. Our ceremony turned out to be absolutely lovely. Bonnie comes across as sweet and cheerful and genuinely delighted to be involved, and she added just the right amount of levity and sincerity to the proceedings. You cannot meet this woman and not like her. We felt close to her after only a few meetings, and that made the wedding feel very special and meaningful to us. Read less
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Tessa
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful job , I could not have asked for a better experience.
Wonderful job , I could not have asked for a better experience.
Wonderful job , I could not have asked for a better experience. Read less
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Maddy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bonnie was perfect. From the moment we met her, we knew she was the right person to marry us. She was very sweet, caring, and you can tell she loves what she does. She made me and my husband feel very comfortable and made the ceremony exactly what we pictured our dream wedding to be . I would recommended her to anybody !!Thank you so much for marrying us.
Reverend Bonnie was perfect. From the moment we met her, we knew she was the right person to marry us. She was very sweet, Read more...
Reverend Bonnie was perfect. From the moment we met her, we knew she was the right person to marry us. She was very sweet, caring, and you can tell she loves what she does. She made me and my husband feel very comfortable and made the ceremony exactly what we pictured our dream wedding to be . I would recommended her to anybody !!Thank you so much for marrying us. Read less
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Ashton
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was absolutely amazing! She met with my husband and I and really worked around what we wanted and our personalities. She helped us piece together the perfect service and delivered it beautifully. Plus, her fee was reasonable, she was willing to come to the rehearsal, and took care of filing the marriage license for us. We can't thank her enough for making our wedding even more special!
Bonnie was absolutely amazing! She met with my husband and I and really worked around what we wanted and our Read more...
Bonnie was absolutely amazing! She met with my husband and I and really worked around what we wanted and our personalities. She helped us piece together the perfect service and delivered it beautifully. Plus, her fee was reasonable, she was willing to come to the rehearsal, and took care of filing the marriage license for us. We can't thank her enough for making our wedding even more special! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Friends and family commented on how wonderful the ceremony was!
Friends and family commented on how wonderful the ceremony was!
Friends and family commented on how wonderful the ceremony was! Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bonnie performed our ceremony in May 2012, and we can't speak highly enough of our experience working with her. We were planning a destination wedding and didn't know any officiants in the Austin area, but it was important to us that our ceremony feel very personal, even if we were working with an officiant with whom we didn't have a prior relationship. We met with Rev. Bonnie over coffee several times prior to the wedding (and had many emails and phone calls with her), and she was so warm and interested in getting to know us as a couple that we felt like we had developed a friendship with her by the time the wedding came. We also had very specific ideas of what we wanted as part of our ceremony, and Rev. Bonnie was very willing to work with us. She did a wonderful job with our ceremony -- it was exactly how we had envisioned and she was an indispensable part of making that happen.
Reverend Bonnie performed our ceremony in May 2012, and we can't speak highly enough of our experience working with her. Read more...
Reverend Bonnie performed our ceremony in May 2012, and we can't speak highly enough of our experience working with her. We were planning a destination wedding and didn't know any officiants in the Austin area, but it was important to us that our ceremony feel very personal, even if we were working with an officiant with whom we didn't have a prior relationship. We met with Rev. Bonnie over coffee several times prior to the wedding (and had many emails and phone calls with her), and she was so warm and interested in getting to know us as a couple that we felt like we had developed a friendship with her by the time the wedding came. We also had very specific ideas of what we wanted as part of our ceremony, and Rev. Bonnie was very willing to work with us. She did a wonderful job with our ceremony -- it was exactly how we had envisioned and she was an indispensable part of making that happen. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. John Conner officiated our March 2012 wedding flawlessly. He was very pleasant to work with, always responsive, and even let me write our ceremony . He answered any and all questions we had along the way and even helped me gain composure when the waterworks started at the ceremony! Thanks Rev. John for being a part of our day!

Christine & Kyle Smith
Rev. John Conner officiated our March 2012 wedding flawlessly. He was very pleasant to work with, always responsive, and Read more...
Rev. John Conner officiated our March 2012 wedding flawlessly. He was very pleasant to work with, always responsive, and even let me write our ceremony . He answered any and all questions we had along the way and even helped me gain composure when the waterworks started at the ceremony! Thanks Rev. John for being a part of our day!

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Tara
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was a last minute find for us because we were told only 5 weeks before our wedding that our Catholic ceremony (which had been planned for a year) could not take place at the church because its renovation would not be complete on time. With the wedding date only 5 weeks away, all the other churches were booked, so we had to have our ceremony at the reception site. Since the reception site was an outdoor garden, this was not considered a “sacred space” so we could not have a Catholic ceremony there. I was frantically calling around town to find someone who could perform the ceremony for us, and Bonnie said that she could do it even though she had another wedding that day. She would be able to fit our wedding in before going to her other engagement. I was just happy to find someone that could marry us on such short notice, but it turned out that we hit the jackpot with her! We had already planned our wedding ceremony according to the Catholic guidelines, so we were able to do pretty much the exact thing with her. Plus, we could change some of the readings and prayers to ones that had more personal meaning, which we wouldn’t have been able to do in a church ceremony. Bonnie was truly accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process. In the end, the wedding ceremony turned out much better with her than it ever would have in a Catholic church. Thank you so much Bonnie!
Bonnie was a last minute find for us because we were told only 5 weeks before our wedding that our Catholic ceremony Read more...
Bonnie was a last minute find for us because we were told only 5 weeks before our wedding that our Catholic ceremony (which had been planned for a year) could not take place at the church because its renovation would not be complete on time. With the wedding date only 5 weeks away, all the other churches were booked, so we had to have our ceremony at the reception site. Since the reception site was an outdoor garden, this was not considered a “sacred space” so we could not have a Catholic ceremony there. I was frantically calling around town to find someone who could perform the ceremony for us, and Bonnie said that she could do it even though she had another wedding that day. She would be able to fit our wedding in before going to her other engagement. I was just happy to find someone that could marry us on such short notice, but it turned out that we hit the jackpot with her! We had already planned our wedding ceremony according to the Catholic guidelines, so we were able to do pretty much the exact thing with her. Plus, we could change some of the readings and prayers to ones that had more personal meaning, which we wouldn’t have been able to do in a church ceremony. Bonnie was truly accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process. In the end, the wedding ceremony turned out much better with her than it ever would have in a Catholic church. Thank you so much Bonnie! Read less
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LindsayDesigns
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was fantastic!! We really enjoyed working with her and getting to know her before our wedding! She made our wedding very special and uniquely our own.
Bonnie was fantastic!! We really enjoyed working with her and getting to know her before our wedding! She made our wedding Read more...
Bonnie was fantastic!! We really enjoyed working with her and getting to know her before our wedding! She made our wedding very special and uniquely our own. Read less
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dblcliq
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
John listened to who we are, provided us with suggestions and inspiration, accepted how we wanted our wedding to flow, and was responsive to our family and friends throughout the ceremony. Greg and I worked on our vows, but afterwards Greg kept remarking on how the vows 'came alive' when he spoke them.

Thanks again John for all you did for us. Everyone loved the ceremony!
John listened to who we are, provided us with suggestions and inspiration, accepted how we wanted our wedding to flow, and Read more...
John listened to who we are, provided us with suggestions and inspiration, accepted how we wanted our wedding to flow, and was responsive to our family and friends throughout the ceremony. Greg and I worked on our vows, but afterwards Greg kept remarking on how the vows 'came alive' when he spoke them.

Thanks again John for all you did for us. Everyone loved the ceremony! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't rave enough about Rev Bonnie Connor, she stepped in a month before our wedding to replace our officiant that had to cancel due to family illness. She helped us out with the planning of the ceremony and walked us through the ceremony. She was happy to accomodate any of our request to add special touches to our wedding ceremony. It was also touching to see that she was just as happy for as we were.
We can't rave enough about Rev Bonnie Connor, she stepped in a month before our wedding to replace our officiant that had Read more...
We can't rave enough about Rev Bonnie Connor, she stepped in a month before our wedding to replace our officiant that had to cancel due to family illness. She helped us out with the planning of the ceremony and walked us through the ceremony. She was happy to accomodate any of our request to add special touches to our wedding ceremony. It was also touching to see that she was just as happy for as we were. Read less
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texgal79
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connor was actually a last-minute find for us, after our original minister turned out to be mostly deaf and kept confusing our names. (Bad sign.) Though we were planning long-distance, after our very first phone conversation we knew Rev. Connor was going to be perfect. She is a deeply kind, spiritual person, and she really understood our desire to have a "relaxed" yet somewhat traditional ceremony in a somewhat-untraditional outdoor evening wedding. She worked hard, through numerous drafts of our ceremony and vows, to create a touching, poignant experience that was representative of both of us and our families. Not to mention, in perhaps the most challenging situation she has had for a wedding, my husband was hospitalized early on our wedding day, then hospitalized again after the ceremony, and missed our dinner and reception. Rev. Connor dealt with all the uncertainty, our distress, and the logistical changes calmly and creatively. She went to the hospital to pray with my husband and his family in the morning, and seamlessly shortened our ceremony from 45 mins to 20 mins without losing any of the impact. That's a sign of Godly compassion, in our opinion!
Rev. Connor was actually a last-minute find for us, after our original minister turned out to be mostly deaf and kept Read more...
Rev. Connor was actually a last-minute find for us, after our original minister turned out to be mostly deaf and kept confusing our names. (Bad sign.) Though we were planning long-distance, after our very first phone conversation we knew Rev. Connor was going to be perfect. She is a deeply kind, spiritual person, and she really understood our desire to have a "relaxed" yet somewhat traditional ceremony in a somewhat-untraditional outdoor evening wedding. She worked hard, through numerous drafts of our ceremony and vows, to create a touching, poignant experience that was representative of both of us and our families. Not to mention, in perhaps the most challenging situation she has had for a wedding, my husband was hospitalized early on our wedding day, then hospitalized again after the ceremony, and missed our dinner and reception. Rev. Connor dealt with all the uncertainty, our distress, and the logistical changes calmly and creatively. She went to the hospital to pray with my husband and his family in the morning, and seamlessly shortened our ceremony from 45 mins to 20 mins without losing any of the impact. That's a sign of Godly compassion, in our opinion! Read less
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PLCanady
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
John was very flexible and accomodating to our specific needs and wishes
( including last minute changes ). John's demeanor was professional, as well as fun and relaxed. Lisa and I were VERY pleased and will always remember
how special he made our day! Class of 77' rocks! THANKS JOHN
John was very flexible and accomodating to our specific needs and wishes
( including last minute changes ). John's Read more...
John was very flexible and accomodating to our specific needs and wishes
( including last minute changes ). John's demeanor was professional, as well as fun and relaxed. Lisa and I were VERY pleased and will always remember
how special he made our day! Class of 77' rocks! THANKS JOHN Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.9/5.0
Reverend Bonnie married us a year ago. This being a second marriage for both my husband and I we tried to go the traditional route but found numerous road blocks using church pastors. A friend suggested a different route and so I started my search online and found Rev. Bonnie. She was so pleasant on the phone I knew she would be the one to marry us. We meet and I felt no judgment from her regarding our past marriages. She worked with, gave great suggestions that lead to a wedding my husband and I along with our children will cherish forever.
Reverend Bonnie married us a year ago. This being a second marriage for both my husband and I we tried to go the Read more...
Reverend Bonnie married us a year ago. This being a second marriage for both my husband and I we tried to go the traditional route but found numerous road blocks using church pastors. A friend suggested a different route and so I started my search online and found Rev. Bonnie. She was so pleasant on the phone I knew she would be the one to marry us. We meet and I felt no judgment from her regarding our past marriages. She worked with, gave great suggestions that lead to a wedding my husband and I along with our children will cherish forever. Read less
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melissal
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.9/5.0
My now-husband and I met Reverend Bonnie Connor at a wedding we attended last year and her relaxed, friendly style really appealed to us. After a phone call or two and an in-person meeting, we were sure. She is so nice, and puts you at ease immediately; she has officiated a lot of weddings, and it shows. She has several versions of her service that you can tweak to match your personalities without compromising the seriousness of the occasion. My husband is non-denominationally Christian and I am agnostic, and we had no trouble coming up with something that worked for everyone. Our guests loved her, too!
My now-husband and I met Reverend Bonnie Connor at a wedding we attended last year and her relaxed, friendly style really Read more...
My now-husband and I met Reverend Bonnie Connor at a wedding we attended last year and her relaxed, friendly style really appealed to us. After a phone call or two and an in-person meeting, we were sure. She is so nice, and puts you at ease immediately; she has officiated a lot of weddings, and it shows. She has several versions of her service that you can tweak to match your personalities without compromising the seriousness of the occasion. My husband is non-denominationally Christian and I am agnostic, and we had no trouble coming up with something that worked for everyone. Our guests loved her, too! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Bonnie is a warm, caring and reassuring person who was a wonderful part of our very special day. She quickly became "one of the family"
Bonnie is a warm, caring and reassuring person who was a wonderful part of our very special day. She quickly became "one Read more...
Bonnie is a warm, caring and reassuring person who was a wonderful part of our very special day. She quickly became "one of the family" Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
4/15/2012
4.7/5.0
I had Bonnie as a Officiant after my original JP had another appointment. She was wonderful. She could tell when we were nervous and when we needed support.

I loved her! The only thing was that my husband and I had written our own vows and she skipped over them. Maybe she could tell that we were nervous about public speaking. Still I would have liked to say them.
I had Bonnie as a Officiant after my original JP had another appointment. She was wonderful. She could tell when we were Read more...
I had Bonnie as a Officiant after my original JP had another appointment. She was wonderful. She could tell when we were nervous and when we needed support.

I loved her! The only thing was that my husband and I had written our own vows and she skipped over them. Maybe she could tell that we were nervous about public speaking. Still I would have liked to say them. Read less
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MyWeber
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.7/5.0
Rev John Connor was easy to work with during the planning phases of our wedding. We only met him once before our ceremony (we planned it long distance), and we felt comfortable with him immediately. He was helpful putting together the ceremony and including some of our family members. During the ceremony he was very professional and casual at the same time. It worked about great! Thanks Rev John!
Rev John Connor was easy to work with during the planning phases of our wedding. We only met him once before our ceremony Read more...
Rev John Connor was easy to work with during the planning phases of our wedding. We only met him once before our ceremony (we planned it long distance), and we felt comfortable with him immediately. He was helpful putting together the ceremony and including some of our family members. During the ceremony he was very professional and casual at the same time. It worked about great! Thanks Rev John! Read less
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