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Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister

Erie, Pittsburgh & Cleveland Areas , PA

LOCATION

Erie, Pittsburgh & Cleveland Areas, PA US (map)

PHONE

888-480-5718
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ABOUT US

Karen D. Fischer PBC. An accredited Life Cycle Celebrant & Officiant. Graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Specializing in wedding ceremony creation. Ordained interfaith,... Read more
Karen D. Fischer PBC. An accredited Life Cycle Celebrant & Officiant. Graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Specializing in wedding ceremony creation. Ordained interfaith, non-denominational minister. I welcome everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical ability. Customizing one of a kind ceremony for a one of a kind love story, like yours! Karen is also lead designer and owner of Ambassador Events, Making every Bride and Groom feel like Royalty. Fresh and sophisticated designs with over 30 years in business. Individualizing your reception to capture your own love story. From concept to conclusion We create unique and affordable events to make your day as special as you are. Winner of the 2010 Bride's World/Tuxedo Junction (Erie PA )Bridal Show Table Design Competition. Proud member of The Association of Bridal Consultants. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, 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?
I will not jump out of a plane, but will accommodate MOST requests.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I dress in appropriate business attire or clergy robe. Clients choice.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I welcome input and all personalization of your ceremony.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have reading suggestions, poems, prayers etc.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies are custom written, depending on clients desires. The average is 35 minutes, but can be as little as 10 minutes or as long as 45 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No premarital counseling is needed.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I conduct 1 rehearsal at no cost, Mondays thru Thursdays, If requested. Extra $50.00 fee for Friday, Saturday or Sunday rehearsals.
Do you supply a sound system?
I have a sound system, but prefer to have venue, DJ or otherwise supply & set up for sound.

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
any and all, we're all traveling toward the same destination.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
as small as 50 and as large as 375

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
She got all kinds of information about me, my fiancée and our family and try put it all into the perfect ceremony piece. She took her time and read with a lot of meaning. I loved all the ideas she came up with to include our baby boy Daniel I to the cermemony. Karen was also super nice and a very reasonable price for all she did for us. I would recommend her to anyone in the area for sure!
She got all kinds of information about me, my fiancée and our family and try put it all into the perfect ceremony piece. Read more...
She got all kinds of information about me, my fiancée and our family and try put it all into the perfect ceremony piece. She took her time and read with a lot of meaning. I loved all the ideas she came up with to include our baby boy Daniel I to the cermemony. Karen was also super nice and a very reasonable price for all she did for us. I would recommend her to anyone in the area for sure! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen was absolutely fabulous! The ceremony was so personal and I had only facetimed with Karen on a few occasions but she took a real interest in me and my husbands love story and made the ceremony so personalized. I recommend Karen wholly heartedly she was easy to work with and understand my husband and I's relationship! At the end of our wedding all our guests gushed at how beautiful the ceremony was that they laughed and cried and were just amazed at our story :) Thank you Karen !!!
Karen was absolutely fabulous! The ceremony was so personal and I had only facetimed with Karen on a few occasions but she Read more...
Karen was absolutely fabulous! The ceremony was so personal and I had only facetimed with Karen on a few occasions but she took a real interest in me and my husbands love story and made the ceremony so personalized. I recommend Karen wholly heartedly she was easy to work with and understand my husband and I's relationship! At the end of our wedding all our guests gushed at how beautiful the ceremony was that they laughed and cried and were just amazed at our story :) Thank you Karen !!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kathryn!, I am so glad that you, Lukasz and your family and friends enjoyed your ceremony. My Opinion, there is NOTHING worse than starting off a wonderful day of celebration on a boring note. I am just so honored you two picked me to tell your beautiful love story. Much love and Blessings for the future,
Karen
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Mindy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Karen was amazing!! I had a very large wedding party and she took charge. Just what they needed! and the ceremony turned out amazing! She was wonderful even when I made last minute changes she never minded. She made my day very special. I feel very luck to have found her. I never would have imagined that someone that I found online could put together such a personal, heartfelt, wonderful service. It was like she had known us forever. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who was getting married, anyone would be lucky to have her. Thank you Karen! You are an amazing woman!!

On a side note for those who may have noticed. My wedding date on this review is not correct. I was married on 8/23/2014. Sorry it wont let me change it.
Rev Karen was amazing!! I had a very large wedding party and she took charge. Just what they needed! and the ceremony Read more...
Rev Karen was amazing!! I had a very large wedding party and she took charge. Just what they needed! and the ceremony turned out amazing! She was wonderful even when I made last minute changes she never minded. She made my day very special. I feel very luck to have found her. I never would have imagined that someone that I found online could put together such a personal, heartfelt, wonderful service. It was like she had known us forever. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who was getting married, anyone would be lucky to have her. Thank you Karen! You are an amazing woman!!

On a side note for those who may have noticed. My wedding date on this review is not correct. I was married on 8/23/2014. Sorry it wont let me change it. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Hayley
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Fischer was wonderful! Our situation was an unusual one. Instead of a large traditional wedding, with months or a year to plan, we contacted her roughly a month before the ceremony - maybe even less than that! We were having a very small ceremony, just a few witnesses and ourselves, next to a lake in a state park. We had a vision of what we wanted the day to be like, and we hoped Rev. Fischer would understand what we wanted and be the right officiant for us. We were definitely right, and she exceeded our expectations. With the wedding date so close, we did our communication through email and phone calls, answering her questions and providing background information. She walked us through the process of choosing components of the ceremony, and she tried to get a sense of us as a couple. Even though we did not meet in person until the day of the wedding, Rev. Fischer certainly understood what we were looking for and put together a beautiful ceremony. There were readings and poems that really "fit us" - she knew how strongly we felt about the concept of soulmates and she made the theme of our ceremony fit that belief. Everything was just perfect for us as a couple. Rev. Fishcer's expertise shone through. She combined spiritual and romantic elements in a way that touched us and our select guests. We appreciated the time and effort she put into creating a ceremony just for us, especially remotely and with relatively short notice. Our tiny wedding was everything we wanted it to be! Even when we had to move the date by a few days, Rev. Fishcer was very flexible and was able to make the change for us. We appreciate all the she did. We would highly recommend her services for weddings small and large!
Rev. Fischer was wonderful! Our situation was an unusual one. Instead of a large traditional wedding, with months or a Read more...
Rev. Fischer was wonderful! Our situation was an unusual one. Instead of a large traditional wedding, with months or a year to plan, we contacted her roughly a month before the ceremony - maybe even less than that! We were having a very small ceremony, just a few witnesses and ourselves, next to a lake in a state park. We had a vision of what we wanted the day to be like, and we hoped Rev. Fischer would understand what we wanted and be the right officiant for us. We were definitely right, and she exceeded our expectations. With the wedding date so close, we did our communication through email and phone calls, answering her questions and providing background information. She walked us through the process of choosing components of the ceremony, and she tried to get a sense of us as a couple. Even though we did not meet in person until the day of the wedding, Rev. Fischer certainly understood what we were looking for and put together a beautiful ceremony. There were readings and poems that really "fit us" - she knew how strongly we felt about the concept of soulmates and she made the theme of our ceremony fit that belief. Everything was just perfect for us as a couple. Rev. Fishcer's expertise shone through. She combined spiritual and romantic elements in a way that touched us and our select guests. We appreciated the time and effort she put into creating a ceremony just for us, especially remotely and with relatively short notice. Our tiny wedding was everything we wanted it to be! Even when we had to move the date by a few days, Rev. Fishcer was very flexible and was able to make the change for us. We appreciate all the she did. We would highly recommend her services for weddings small and large! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Hayley and Vinit, I am touched by your review. It was my pleasure and honor to write your ceremony for you, and the Love in the air that afternoon was indeed magical. You are both special people and have touched my heart.
Please keep in touch!
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Philip and Patti
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Karen Fischer did a fantastic job as our wedding officiant. She was very easy to work with, and she created a ceremony that could not have been more meant for us. She creatively used our personal information to create a ceremony that was light-hearted/humorous, but yet spiritual and authentic. It was a pleasure meeting her, and we feel blessed that she was such a special part of our very special day!
Reverend Karen Fischer did a fantastic job as our wedding officiant. She was very easy to work with, and she created a Read more...
Reverend Karen Fischer did a fantastic job as our wedding officiant. She was very easy to work with, and she created a ceremony that could not have been more meant for us. She creatively used our personal information to create a ceremony that was light-hearted/humorous, but yet spiritual and authentic. It was a pleasure meeting her, and we feel blessed that she was such a special part of our very special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Stephanne
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
As I was in the middle of changing careers after 20 years and also trying to put this wedding together, Karen helped make most of the decisions when I just couldn't wrap my head around anything else. She was and has always been a great professional and also someone I consider a dear friend. I would recommend her to anyone. My wedding was exactly what I had dreamed of and I know everyone had a great time.
As I was in the middle of changing careers after 20 years and also trying to put this wedding together, Karen helped make Read more...
As I was in the middle of changing careers after 20 years and also trying to put this wedding together, Karen helped make most of the decisions when I just couldn't wrap my head around anything else. She was and has always been a great professional and also someone I consider a dear friend. I would recommend her to anyone. My wedding was exactly what I had dreamed of and I know everyone had a great time. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Korie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen was absolutely wonderful! She was very easy to work with and tailored it perfectly to match our personalities. We were very happy with all she did to make our day extra special!!
Karen was absolutely wonderful! She was very easy to work with and tailored it perfectly to match our personalities. We Read more...
Karen was absolutely wonderful! She was very easy to work with and tailored it perfectly to match our personalities. We were very happy with all she did to make our day extra special!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amber
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I am SO incredibly thankful that Karen was able to officiate our wedding. She created a personal, unique ceremony that told our story in such a touching, funny and warm way. Almost all of our 200 guests commented on how much they enjoyed everything, and a frequent quote was, "I've never had so much fun at a wedding ceremony!"

I strongly recommend Karen. She is thoughtful, considerate and very talented.
I am SO incredibly thankful that Karen was able to officiate our wedding. She created a personal, unique ceremony that Read more...
I am SO incredibly thankful that Karen was able to officiate our wedding. She created a personal, unique ceremony that told our story in such a touching, funny and warm way. Almost all of our 200 guests commented on how much they enjoyed everything, and a frequent quote was, "I've never had so much fun at a wedding ceremony!"

I strongly recommend Karen. She is thoughtful, considerate and very talented. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Had a fantastic and beautiful personalized wedding ceremony. The guests enjoyed it and we felt that it was perfect for our special day.
Had a fantastic and beautiful personalized wedding ceremony. The guests enjoyed it and we felt that it was perfect for our Read more...
Had a fantastic and beautiful personalized wedding ceremony. The guests enjoyed it and we felt that it was perfect for our special day. Read less
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Parker
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved how everything turned out!!! Would highly recommend her!!!!
I loved how everything turned out!!! Would highly recommend her!!!!
I loved how everything turned out!!! Would highly recommend her!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Lighting & Decor
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Emily
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was an absolute delight to work with! She really takes the time to get to know you as a couple to create the perfect 'love story' for your wedding! We have received SO MANY compliments on the ceremony with many of our guests saying it was the best/most personal ceremony they have ever been to and we thank Karen for that!! We absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants their ceremony to be extra special with a truly personal touch!
Karen was an absolute delight to work with! She really takes the time to get to know you as a couple to create the perfect Read more...
Karen was an absolute delight to work with! She really takes the time to get to know you as a couple to create the perfect 'love story' for your wedding! We have received SO MANY compliments on the ceremony with many of our guests saying it was the best/most personal ceremony they have ever been to and we thank Karen for that!! We absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants their ceremony to be extra special with a truly personal touch! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Karen was extremely professional and flexible. What we enjoyed most about her officiating our wedding ceremony was her experience and ability to go with the flow. We had a somewhat non-traditional wedding and she was filled with ideas on how to make it special and still memorable.
Rev. Karen was extremely professional and flexible. What we enjoyed most about her officiating our wedding ceremony was Read more...
Rev. Karen was extremely professional and flexible. What we enjoyed most about her officiating our wedding ceremony was her experience and ability to go with the flow. We had a somewhat non-traditional wedding and she was filled with ideas on how to make it special and still memorable. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Jessica, Thank you for your kind review, The "woodsy elegant" feel of your ceremony was truly a beautiful moment for everyone, and I am so very glad to have been a part of your day. Best of love and joy to you both!
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Angela
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Karen was absolutely fantastic. She tailored our ceremony specifically to us; it was personal and engaging, exactly what my husband and I were hoping for.

Thank you again!
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford :)
Rev. Karen was absolutely fantastic. She tailored our ceremony specifically to us; it was personal and engaging, exactly Read more...
Rev. Karen was absolutely fantastic. She tailored our ceremony specifically to us; it was personal and engaging, exactly what my husband and I were hoping for.

Thank you again!
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford :) Read less
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Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Angela,, You and David are very special people. You deserved a very special ceremony! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and your families. I'm so pleased you and your guests loved it. Please keep in touch. Congratulations again!
blessings,

Karen
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Leah
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen is a beautiful writer and was easy to work with . She was very understanding and flexible with my schedule and needs and made our ceremony perfect and beautiful
Karen is a beautiful writer and was easy to work with . She was very understanding and flexible with my schedule and needs Read more...
Karen is a beautiful writer and was easy to work with . She was very understanding and flexible with my schedule and needs and made our ceremony perfect and beautiful Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Danica
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Karen was an absolute delight to work with. I love that she used our own personal love story for the ceremony. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Rev. Karen was an absolute delight to work with. I love that she used our own personal love story for the ceremony. Read more...
Rev. Karen was an absolute delight to work with. I love that she used our own personal love story for the ceremony. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Read less
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Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure getting to know you both. You gave me so much information about your relationship, it was hard to pick what to include in your story!. You two are the sweetest things next to honey!
Can't wait to see the pictures!
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Gail
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fabulous! Karen is superb! Initially, I hired Karen do our ceremony as we wanted something romantic, personal, and with sprinkles of interfaith religions. We were so happy working with her on this, I asked her to be our event planner. Best decision I made! She helped take my decorating ideas and make them into a beautiful reality. She knew which photographer to use, cake vendor, linen and centerpiece rental vendors, florist, etc. We worked hard together and had fun doing it. So many of our guests said it was the most enjoyable and touching ceremony they had ever been to. Plus, they said the reception was classic elegance, just outstanding!

Thank you Karen for everything you did. You will always be remembered and cherished by Dave and I!

Don't think twice - just hire her!!!
Absolutely fabulous! Karen is superb! Initially, I hired Karen do our ceremony as we wanted something romantic, personal, Read more...
Absolutely fabulous! Karen is superb! Initially, I hired Karen do our ceremony as we wanted something romantic, personal, and with sprinkles of interfaith religions. We were so happy working with her on this, I asked her to be our event planner. Best decision I made! She helped take my decorating ideas and make them into a beautiful reality. She knew which photographer to use, cake vendor, linen and centerpiece rental vendors, florist, etc. We worked hard together and had fun doing it. So many of our guests said it was the most enjoyable and touching ceremony they had ever been to. Plus, they said the reception was classic elegance, just outstanding!

Thank you Karen for everything you did. You will always be remembered and cherished by Dave and I!

Don't think twice - just hire her!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

OMG!! Gail, Thank you so much for this lovely review! I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to work with you and David on your spectacular day. I will miss our design days! Lets keep in touch and start planning your 5 year renewal party! LOL
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Ryan
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen made our ceremony unique to the two of us and it was wonderful. Everyone that was there said it was the best ceremony they'd ever been to. Plenty of laughs and a lot of great sentiment, just what we wanted! Thanks Karen, awesome job - I'd absolutely recommend you to all of our friends and family!
Karen made our ceremony unique to the two of us and it was wonderful. Everyone that was there said it was the best Read more...
Karen made our ceremony unique to the two of us and it was wonderful. Everyone that was there said it was the best ceremony they'd ever been to. Plenty of laughs and a lot of great sentiment, just what we wanted! Thanks Karen, awesome job - I'd absolutely recommend you to all of our friends and family! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Ryan and Amanda, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I try my best to capture the heart and soul of every couples love story. I am so very glad I was able to make your ceremony a beautiful reflection of the two of you.
{HUGS} Now go get your ears on (at Disney)!
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Maria
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was the best officiant ever! She was there for whatever we wanted and was extremely flexible. Could not have asked for anything better!!
Karen was the best officiant ever! She was there for whatever we wanted and was extremely flexible. Could not have asked Read more...
Karen was the best officiant ever! She was there for whatever we wanted and was extremely flexible. Could not have asked for anything better!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Maria and Jason,
It was so much fun working with you. Thank you so much for your kind review. I truly appreciate it. You and your families will hold a special place in my heart too! TAKE CARE!, and Please stay in touch.
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Marissa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was absolutely wonderful, and I strongly, strongly recommend her. She was both our officiant and "day of" coordinator, and from our very first Skype call I was thanking my lucky stars that we found her. She made a real effort to get to know us both my husband and I and our relationship, and she wrote an amazing personalized ceremony that really touched us both. In addition, I had three separate guests tell me that it was the best wedding they'd ever attended! On top of that, she gave me really practical and helpful advice and referrals while I was planning and helped me with some details I had missed. She and her assistant went above-and-beyond at the reception, doing a little extra last minute decorating on top of making everything run very smoothly. I highly recommend!
Karen was absolutely wonderful, and I strongly, strongly recommend her. She was both our officiant and "day of" Read more...
Karen was absolutely wonderful, and I strongly, strongly recommend her. She was both our officiant and "day of" coordinator, and from our very first Skype call I was thanking my lucky stars that we found her. She made a real effort to get to know us both my husband and I and our relationship, and she wrote an amazing personalized ceremony that really touched us both. In addition, I had three separate guests tell me that it was the best wedding they'd ever attended! On top of that, she gave me really practical and helpful advice and referrals while I was planning and helped me with some details I had missed. She and her assistant went above-and-beyond at the reception, doing a little extra last minute decorating on top of making everything run very smoothly. I highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Marissa. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your amazing families. We had a blast and will treasure all the wonderful memories we shared with all of you. Health, happiness and good fortune always,
{{{HUGS}}}
Karen
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donna
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We can not tell you how pleased we were with Karen. We have one after another comments about the incrediable job she did for us. Very good, knows her STUFF! If you use her services you will not regret it!
Thank you Karen we hope to see you again!
We can not tell you how pleased we were with Karen. We have one after another comments about the incrediable job she did Read more...
We can not tell you how pleased we were with Karen. We have one after another comments about the incrediable job she did for us. Very good, knows her STUFF! If you use her services you will not regret it!
Thank you Karen we hope to see you again! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

It was a genuine pleasure working with both of you, Thank you so much for your kind words!
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James
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen was great. She spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted, bouncing ideas off of us, and was entirely open to changes throughout the process. More importantly she has a great sense of what we needed emotionally. Turns out I am a bit of an emotional crier and several times throughout the ceremony she did or said things to put me at ease. She's great.
Karen was great. She spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted, bouncing ideas off of us, and was entirely open to Read more...
Karen was great. She spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted, bouncing ideas off of us, and was entirely open to changes throughout the process. More importantly she has a great sense of what we needed emotionally. Turns out I am a bit of an emotional crier and several times throughout the ceremony she did or said things to put me at ease. She's great. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Angela
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Karen was great! She personalized our ceremony and made it incredibly memorable. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!! Thank you!!!
Rev. Karen was great! She personalized our ceremony and made it incredibly memorable. We couldn't have asked for anyone Read more...
Rev. Karen was great! She personalized our ceremony and made it incredibly memorable. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!! Thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Bradley
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Karen contributed greatly to making our wedding day the most joyful experience of our lives. She was professional, reliable, soothing, and nurturing. Karen is so easy to talk to, almost as if she were a close relative who has known you for years. She helped my wife and I craft a ceremony that was meaningful and very "us" and she delivered it beautifully. She also has a very kind, calming spirit and you can tell she really loves what she does. I would highly recommend Karen to couples in search of an amazing officiant! Thank you Karen!!!
Rev. Karen contributed greatly to making our wedding day the most joyful experience of our lives. She was professional, Read more...
Rev. Karen contributed greatly to making our wedding day the most joyful experience of our lives. She was professional, reliable, soothing, and nurturing. Karen is so easy to talk to, almost as if she were a close relative who has known you for years. She helped my wife and I craft a ceremony that was meaningful and very "us" and she delivered it beautifully. She also has a very kind, calming spirit and you can tell she really loves what she does. I would highly recommend Karen to couples in search of an amazing officiant! Thank you Karen!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Karen enough for the absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. She went above and beyond! Karen customized every detail to make it special to us and our families. We have received so many compliments on our ceremony!!! People said it was the most beautiful wedding they have EVER seen!! We are so happy that we chose her to marry us! I highly recommend Karen, you can't go wrong!
I can't thank Karen enough for the absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. She went above and beyond! Karen customized Read more...
I can't thank Karen enough for the absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. She went above and beyond! Karen customized every detail to make it special to us and our families. We have received so many compliments on our ceremony!!! People said it was the most beautiful wedding they have EVER seen!! We are so happy that we chose her to marry us! I highly recommend Karen, you can't go wrong! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Karen was fantastic! She developed a personal and comical ceremony for us and everyone loved it. She was prompt, responsive and helped us along the way. Would recommend to anyone.
Karen was fantastic! She developed a personal and comical ceremony for us and everyone loved it. She was prompt, Read more...
Karen was fantastic! She developed a personal and comical ceremony for us and everyone loved it. She was prompt, responsive and helped us along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU very much! Mr or Mrs Newlywed. It was my pleasure to write your custom ceremony using your own love story. I am pleased that your guests (assuming) enjoyed it. But more importantly, that you LOVED it enough to post this wonderful review. Best of luck to you both, and please, stay in touch!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Very well organized and professional. She works with you to make sure your ceremony is personalized and unique.
Very well organized and professional. She works with you to make sure your ceremony is personalized and unique.
Very well organized and professional. She works with you to make sure your ceremony is personalized and unique. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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prisoner of love
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Ambassador Events was the best. Karen is very professional. She gave me wonderful suggestions and recommended great vendors. She listened to what I wanted and asked for my opinion in all areas. Karen kept in contact with me on a regular basis and was always a phone call or e-mail away. Definitely consider Ambassador Events.
Ambassador Events was the best. Karen is very professional. She gave me wonderful suggestions and recommended great Read more...
Ambassador Events was the best. Karen is very professional. She gave me wonderful suggestions and recommended great vendors. She listened to what I wanted and asked for my opinion in all areas. Karen kept in contact with me on a regular basis and was always a phone call or e-mail away. Definitely consider Ambassador Events. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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hmp
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Ambassador Events made our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everything was perfect and our our wedding day was stress free. We are glad that we had Ambassador events with us every step of the way
Ambassador Events made our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everything was perfect and our our wedding day was Read more...
Ambassador Events made our wedding everything we wanted and more. Everything was perfect and our our wedding day was stress free. We are glad that we had Ambassador events with us every step of the way Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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MickeyB
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen was awesome!! She made our wedding reception completely stress-free. She took care of everything, and allowed us to have the time of our lives without worrying about a thing! I really can't say enough good things. So I'll leave you with these final words: My (then) fiancee thought that I was being frivolous hiring a wedding planner. He thought that we could take care of everything. Basically, he indulged me when we hired Karen. On the evening of our reception, as he looked around our beautifully decorated reception room, and noted how well run and organized our evening was, he said to me that the money we spent on Karen was the best money we had spent on our wedding. She made a believer out of him and I can't agree more. Karen was worth every penny!!
Karen was awesome!! She made our wedding reception completely stress-free. She took care of everything, and allowed us to Read more...
Karen was awesome!! She made our wedding reception completely stress-free. She took care of everything, and allowed us to have the time of our lives without worrying about a thing! I really can't say enough good things. So I'll leave you with these final words: My (then) fiancee thought that I was being frivolous hiring a wedding planner. He thought that we could take care of everything. Basically, he indulged me when we hired Karen. On the evening of our reception, as he looked around our beautifully decorated reception room, and noted how well run and organized our evening was, he said to me that the money we spent on Karen was the best money we had spent on our wedding. She made a believer out of him and I can't agree more. Karen was worth every penny!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Karen was incredibly patient, creative, and personal with her approach to our wedding ceremony at a state park. She listened closely our needs, helped us to craft a ceremony that was our dream, and was a wonderful person to work with.

We have received many requests from our friends and family for her services after they attended our wedding ceremony and wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend her.
Karen was incredibly patient, creative, and personal with her approach to our wedding ceremony at a state park. She Read more...
Karen was incredibly patient, creative, and personal with her approach to our wedding ceremony at a state park. She listened closely our needs, helped us to craft a ceremony that was our dream, and was a wonderful person to work with.

We have received many requests from our friends and family for her services after they attended our wedding ceremony and wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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darlingnikki
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I hired Karen to officiate our garden wedding on July 14, 2012. We were looking for an officiant who could conduct a non-religious, non-traditional ceremony that would be true to our slightly off-beat personalities. Karen delivered just that, and more!
Throughout the process we felt that Karen truly tried to get to know us as a couple and was eager to incorporate details into our ceremony that were meaningful to both of us. She was interested in learning details about our history as well as details about our wedding-planning--my dress, our table decor, flowers, colors, music, theme, etc.--getting a feel for the whole picture. She was sensitive to and encouraged our input throughout the process of creating our ceremony and was open to any revisions that we requested. In the end, Karen created a beautiful, deeply personal, and unique wedding ceremony that truly reflected our style, vision, and story. I cannot tell you how many of our guests approached us afterward saying, "That was the most beautiful, unique wedding ceremony I've ever seen."
Karen also did an amazing job directing our wedding party attendants and parents at our rehearsal. We both have divorced parents and have step-parents in the picture, and Karen did a great job with making everyone feel appropriately honored during our ceremony, which helped minimize any awkwardness or tension. She was very assertive and organized and made sure that each bridesmaid and groomsman knew what to do when, which took a lot of pressure off me so that I could just concentrate on getting married. Made me wish I had had the budget to hire her as my planner. :)
If you are looking for an officiant who will truly get to know you as a couple and who will work with you to create a unique, personalized, memorable ceremony, Karen will not disappoint you. Thank you, Karen!
--xoxo
Nicole & Kristopher
My husband and I hired Karen to officiate our garden wedding on July 14, 2012. We were looking for an officiant who could Read more...
My husband and I hired Karen to officiate our garden wedding on July 14, 2012. We were looking for an officiant who could conduct a non-religious, non-traditional ceremony that would be true to our slightly off-beat personalities. Karen delivered just that, and more!
Throughout the process we felt that Karen truly tried to get to know us as a couple and was eager to incorporate details into our ceremony that were meaningful to both of us. She was interested in learning details about our history as well as details about our wedding-planning--my dress, our table decor, flowers, colors, music, theme, etc.--getting a feel for the whole picture. She was sensitive to and encouraged our input throughout the process of creating our ceremony and was open to any revisions that we requested. In the end, Karen created a beautiful, deeply personal, and unique wedding ceremony that truly reflected our style, vision, and story. I cannot tell you how many of our guests approached us afterward saying, "That was the most beautiful, unique wedding ceremony I've ever seen."
Karen also did an amazing job directing our wedding party attendants and parents at our rehearsal. We both have divorced parents and have step-parents in the picture, and Karen did a great job with making everyone feel appropriately honored during our ceremony, which helped minimize any awkwardness or tension. She was very assertive and organized and made sure that each bridesmaid and groomsman knew what to do when, which took a lot of pressure off me so that I could just concentrate on getting married. Made me wish I had had the budget to hire her as my planner. :)
If you are looking for an officiant who will truly get to know you as a couple and who will work with you to create a unique, personalized, memorable ceremony, Karen will not disappoint you. Thank you, Karen!
--xoxo
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Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Nicole!. Your wedding was so much fun. It was my sincere pleasure to work with you and Kristopher on your ceremony. I am honored that you chose me to officiate the most important day of your lives. Best of Luck for your continued happiness always. Rev. Karen
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Was willing to incorporate our specific ideas for the ceremony.
Was willing to incorporate our specific ideas for the ceremony.
Was willing to incorporate our specific ideas for the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Katie
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.8/5.0
Karen led our wedding ceremony on our big day, integrating my husband's Russian roots and my American culture into a very personal, thoughtful celebration. My husband and I really appreciated what an attentive listener Karen was, and her attention to detail balanced with her personable nature made for a great ceremony--both in print and when officiated! Karen didn't have the easiest task, considering my husband and I were married on a dance floor, technically, and under what would be considered disco lighting. But she really set the mood and helped our guests gain an even deeper understanding of our love and care for one another. I do not think we could have gotten such a ceremony that was so "us" with another officiant, and we truly enjoyed working with Karen.
Karen led our wedding ceremony on our big day, integrating my husband's Russian roots and my American culture into a very Read more...
Karen led our wedding ceremony on our big day, integrating my husband's Russian roots and my American culture into a very personal, thoughtful celebration. My husband and I really appreciated what an attentive listener Karen was, and her attention to detail balanced with her personable nature made for a great ceremony--both in print and when officiated! Karen didn't have the easiest task, considering my husband and I were married on a dance floor, technically, and under what would be considered disco lighting. But she really set the mood and helped our guests gain an even deeper understanding of our love and care for one another. I do not think we could have gotten such a ceremony that was so "us" with another officiant, and we truly enjoyed working with Karen. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Katie! I truly enjoyed working with you and Pavel too. The Russian language was a challenge, but fun, And the closeness of the families was very inspiring. Many prayers and blessings for all the best that love and life have to offer. XXX Karen
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Noah
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Karen did an excellent job writing and conducting our nontraditional wedding ceremony. She did especially well working with some last-minute changes we threw at her, and everyone complimented us on our unique event afterward.
Karen did an excellent job writing and conducting our nontraditional wedding ceremony. She did especially well working Read more...
Karen did an excellent job writing and conducting our nontraditional wedding ceremony. She did especially well working with some last-minute changes we threw at her, and everyone complimented us on our unique event afterward. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Faith
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.7/5.0
Rev. Karen D. Fischer did an outstanding job as our officiant. She worked with us to make sure the ceremony was personal and heartfelt. We wanted an intimate and personal ceremony and she completely created that feeling. She also provided us with many ideas to make the ceremony, memorial, and vows unique. Overall, we had a great experience!
Rev. Karen D. Fischer did an outstanding job as our officiant. She worked with us to make sure the ceremony was personal Read more...
Rev. Karen D. Fischer did an outstanding job as our officiant. She worked with us to make sure the ceremony was personal and heartfelt. We wanted an intimate and personal ceremony and she completely created that feeling. She also provided us with many ideas to make the ceremony, memorial, and vows unique. Overall, we had a great experience! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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hpolochak
Wedding:
7/14/2007
4.7/5.0
Karen was amazing to work with. She made sure everything was perfect and did so much to pull our day together. When problems arose she fixed them. When I was being difficult she fixed it. When changes had to be made she fixed them. Haveing someone in the location of our wedding when we were 8 hours away was wonderful. She made the most of our time when we were in town, so we didn't have to make unnecessary trips. I would definately ask for Karen's help again with a similar situation, or recommend her to all my friends!
Karen was amazing to work with. She made sure everything was perfect and did so much to pull our day together. When Read more...
Karen was amazing to work with. She made sure everything was perfect and did so much to pull our day together. When problems arose she fixed them. When I was being difficult she fixed it. When changes had to be made she fixed them. Haveing someone in the location of our wedding when we were 8 hours away was wonderful. She made the most of our time when we were in town, so we didn't have to make unnecessary trips. I would definately ask for Karen's help again with a similar situation, or recommend her to all my friends! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sonia
Wedding:
12/3/2011
4.5/5.0
Karen was the real story behind the success of our wonderful day. From the outset she listened and responded exactly to our requests and worked very professionally within our time frames which were tight. She understood exactly what we wanted, and through her dedication delivered - not only flawlessly, but with care, attention and true sensitivity. We could not have asked for a more successful day, the memories of which will last forever thanks to Karen's skill and very personal approach. As one of our guests said after the event - "The coolest wedding ever".
Karen was the real story behind the success of our wonderful day. From the outset she listened and responded exactly to Read more...
Karen was the real story behind the success of our wonderful day. From the outset she listened and responded exactly to our requests and worked very professionally within our time frames which were tight. She understood exactly what we wanted, and through her dedication delivered - not only flawlessly, but with care, attention and true sensitivity. We could not have asked for a more successful day, the memories of which will last forever thanks to Karen's skill and very personal approach. As one of our guests said after the event - "The coolest wedding ever". Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Karen worked with us to craft the ceremony we were imagining. During the ceremony, our family, friends and, most importantly, we were very entertained and moved. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a unique experience.
Karen worked with us to craft the ceremony we were imagining. During the ceremony, our family, friends and, most Read more...
Karen worked with us to craft the ceremony we were imagining. During the ceremony, our family, friends and, most importantly, we were very entertained and moved. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a unique experience. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rev. Karen D. Fischer, Life Cycle Celebrant, Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this nice review. I appreciate your feedback. I do try and keep in touch and reply as quickly as I can to concerns. It was most unfortunate that during your planning process I was preoccupied with a family members illness and subsequent funeral. Do forgive me for my lack of communication during that time. All in all your ceremony turned out very well and by all of the comments from the guests as I was leaving, was very well liked.
Thank you again.

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