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Rev. Ray Van Winkle & Associates

Lynnwood , WA

LOCATION

Lynnwood, WA US 98037 (map)
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ABOUT US

Hello! We're Rev. Ray Van Winkle, Rev. Bill Wood and Rev. Jack Loos, non-denominational wedding officiants serving the greater Puget Sound area.

In a non-denominational... Read more
Hello! We're Rev. Ray Van Winkle, Rev. Bill Wood and Rev. Jack Loos, non-denominational wedding officiants serving the greater Puget Sound area.

In a non-denominational service, you're not locked into any one style or type of ceremony. This gives you the freedom to have a ceremony that will reflect who you are as a couple and what your marriage means to you. Don't let anyone tell you what you "have" to do! Your ceremony can be as religious or secular, serious or light-hearted as you want it to be!

All ceremonies are $350, and include the rehearsal, as well as unlimited phone or e-mail follow-ups, and a copy of my ceremony book containing enough material to create literally thousands of unique ceremonies. Pre-marital counseling is available, but not required.

After our initial consultation (no charge or obligation, of course!), a $100 non-refundable deposit secures your date. I look forward to meeting with you, and would be honored to be a part of your very special day! Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, 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?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Black suit and tie.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I am.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Certainly.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I do, but I don't require you use them.
How long are your ceremonies?
Average ceremony is about 20 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I offer it, but do not require it
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, and it's included in my fee.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, I'm afraid I don't.

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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was a pleasure to work with. For us, the officiant was an extremely important part of our wedding and we needed to find someone who would be willing to honor our hope for a spiritual, but non-religious ceremony. In addition, we needed some of our ceremony done in Spanish. We had tough requests to fulfill, but Rev. Ray fulfilled them beautifully. It meant a lot to us that he was willing to meet with us several times to practice his Spanish and in the end he conducted the ceremony beautifully! He is a seasoned professional and one that is guaranteed to meet and exceed your expectations.
Rev. Ray was a pleasure to work with. For us, the officiant was an extremely important part of our wedding and we needed Read more...
Rev. Ray was a pleasure to work with. For us, the officiant was an extremely important part of our wedding and we needed to find someone who would be willing to honor our hope for a spiritual, but non-religious ceremony. In addition, we needed some of our ceremony done in Spanish. We had tough requests to fulfill, but Rev. Ray fulfilled them beautifully. It meant a lot to us that he was willing to meet with us several times to practice his Spanish and in the end he conducted the ceremony beautifully! He is a seasoned professional and one that is guaranteed to meet and exceed your expectations. Read less
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Mrs.Wallis
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is a very warm and friendly person which helped us feel comfortable with having him officiate our wedding. We were able to use some of his stock wedding wording plus add in our own special verbiage. He was very flexible in working with us even when our coordinator had not communicated with him the change of date she had made to our rehearsal. He worked with his schedule to make sure it happened for us.
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is a very warm and friendly person which helped us feel comfortable with having him officiate our Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is a very warm and friendly person which helped us feel comfortable with having him officiate our wedding. We were able to use some of his stock wedding wording plus add in our own special verbiage. He was very flexible in working with us even when our coordinator had not communicated with him the change of date she had made to our rehearsal. He worked with his schedule to make sure it happened for us. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Ray did a wonderful job officiating our wedding last weekend! He was so professional, really helpful with all the ways we wanted to personalize the ceremony, and he had some great advice for us on how to structure the ceremony.

I really appreciated his efforts and would highly recommend Ray to officiate a friend's wedding. His tone and appearance were exactly what I would expect, and we enjoyed having him as a part of our big day!
Ray did a wonderful job officiating our wedding last weekend! He was so professional, really helpful with all the ways we Read more...
Ray did a wonderful job officiating our wedding last weekend! He was so professional, really helpful with all the ways we wanted to personalize the ceremony, and he had some great advice for us on how to structure the ceremony.

I really appreciated his efforts and would highly recommend Ray to officiate a friend's wedding. His tone and appearance were exactly what I would expect, and we enjoyed having him as a part of our big day! Read less
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Mia
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.8/5.0
Rev. Ray was absolutely awesome! He was so trusting that he didn't make us sign a contract, and he was so professional that he gave us a book of about a million options for wording for our ceremony, and we picked and chose and built our own. We customized some sections as well, and did things a little unconventionally, and he was more than happy to comply.

He has such a great disposition and was so easy to work with!

I gave him a 4/5 on Flexibility as he's the best there is, which means he gets pretty busy!
Rev. Ray was absolutely awesome! He was so trusting that he didn't make us sign a contract, and he was so professional Read more...
Rev. Ray was absolutely awesome! He was so trusting that he didn't make us sign a contract, and he was so professional that he gave us a book of about a million options for wording for our ceremony, and we picked and chose and built our own. We customized some sections as well, and did things a little unconventionally, and he was more than happy to comply.

He has such a great disposition and was so easy to work with!

I gave him a 4/5 on Flexibility as he's the best there is, which means he gets pretty busy! Read less
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Marc
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Ray is a true master of his craft. His command and presence is powerful yet welcoming at the same time.

My wife and I were able to structure our ceremony the way we wanted it - short & sweet with a few wrinkles that were distinctly us.

And whereas some officiants like to steal the show, he is a tremendous facilitator that allows the focus where it should be - on the wedding couple.
Ray is a true master of his craft. His command and presence is powerful yet welcoming at the same time.

My wife Read more...
Ray is a true master of his craft. His command and presence is powerful yet welcoming at the same time.

My wife and I were able to structure our ceremony the way we wanted it - short & sweet with a few wrinkles that were distinctly us.

And whereas some officiants like to steal the show, he is a tremendous facilitator that allows the focus where it should be - on the wedding couple. Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Rev. Ray marry us and he is wonderful to work with. We would recommend him for your ceremony. He has lots of material you can go through and choose from.
We had Rev. Ray marry us and he is wonderful to work with. We would recommend him for your ceremony. He has lots of Read more...
We had Rev. Ray marry us and he is wonderful to work with. We would recommend him for your ceremony. He has lots of material you can go through and choose from. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray brought everything we wanted to our ceremony. We wanted some traditional, religious, and unique aspects and he was able to do these all flawlessly. Rev. Ray was easy to work with and made the overwhelming ceremony selection process easy by having a book you could look through and customize. He ran our rehearsal effortlessly and had many tips to make the ceremony easy to remember. We are extremely glad that we hired Rev. Ray as he was very warm and made our big day wonderful.
Rev. Ray brought everything we wanted to our ceremony. We wanted some traditional, religious, and unique aspects and he Read more...
Rev. Ray brought everything we wanted to our ceremony. We wanted some traditional, religious, and unique aspects and he was able to do these all flawlessly. Rev. Ray was easy to work with and made the overwhelming ceremony selection process easy by having a book you could look through and customize. He ran our rehearsal effortlessly and had many tips to make the ceremony easy to remember. We are extremely glad that we hired Rev. Ray as he was very warm and made our big day wonderful. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
2.0/5.0
Since he was already booked the day of our wedding, Rev. Ray Van Winkle recommended one of his associates, Rev. Jack Loos, to do our wedding ceremony. We met with Rev. Jack in person, and initially we were very pleased, so we we booked him. Big mistake!

Rev. Ray & Associates use a ceremony template program (this was nice), which my fiancé and I took the time to fill out and personalize for us as a couple. We sent it to Rev. Jack via e-mail a month before the ceremony, so I was surprised when he asked me a week before the wedding where it was. This was the first red flag.

The day of the rehearsal, our officiant was nowhere to be found! After 30 minutes of waiting around, I called Jack and asked if he was lost. He informed me that he thought he was not supposed to show up for the rehearsal and mentioned he had never confirmed this with me. After reviewing e-mails between us, I found a confirmation from Rev. Jack where he stated our rehearsal was "in the books." He then promised he would arrive at the ceremony early so he could review things he had missed during the rehearsal with the wedding party. Sadly, this didn't happen!

Much to my chagrin, Rev. Jack arrived 30 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start (he had promised 45, and this was before he failed to show at the rehearsal), and he informed me that we would need to sign the marriage license "right away" following the ceremony because he had to leave. The ceremony went fine (except that he forgot to ask our guests to sit down, so they were left standing awkwardly) which is why I gave 2 stars, but the level of professionalism leaves much room for improvement.

People seem to like Rev. Ray, and I will say, we went through the pre-marital counseling with him (Rev. Ray) and he was great, but as far as officiants go, steer clear of Rev. Jack!
Since he was already booked the day of our wedding, Rev. Ray Van Winkle recommended one of his associates, Rev. Jack Loos, Read more...
Since he was already booked the day of our wedding, Rev. Ray Van Winkle recommended one of his associates, Rev. Jack Loos, to do our wedding ceremony. We met with Rev. Jack in person, and initially we were very pleased, so we we booked him. Big mistake!

Rev. Ray & Associates use a ceremony template program (this was nice), which my fiancé and I took the time to fill out and personalize for us as a couple. We sent it to Rev. Jack via e-mail a month before the ceremony, so I was surprised when he asked me a week before the wedding where it was. This was the first red flag.

The day of the rehearsal, our officiant was nowhere to be found! After 30 minutes of waiting around, I called Jack and asked if he was lost. He informed me that he thought he was not supposed to show up for the rehearsal and mentioned he had never confirmed this with me. After reviewing e-mails between us, I found a confirmation from Rev. Jack where he stated our rehearsal was "in the books." He then promised he would arrive at the ceremony early so he could review things he had missed during the rehearsal with the wedding party. Sadly, this didn't happen!

Much to my chagrin, Rev. Jack arrived 30 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start (he had promised 45, and this was before he failed to show at the rehearsal), and he informed me that we would need to sign the marriage license "right away" following the ceremony because he had to leave. The ceremony went fine (except that he forgot to ask our guests to sit down, so they were left standing awkwardly) which is why I gave 2 stars, but the level of professionalism leaves much room for improvement.

People seem to like Rev. Ray, and I will say, we went through the pre-marital counseling with him (Rev. Ray) and he was great, but as far as officiants go, steer clear of Rev. Jack! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is an amazing officiant! We were recommended to him by our DJ Adams DJ Service. He was so friendly and warm and made the entire process so easy. His process of writing our vows was so user friendly and really helped us. He was very professional and truly made our ceremony so special. He took all of our ideas and went with them and even provided us with some great ones! Thank you Rev. Ray for making our ceremony absolutely amazing! I highly recommend you to anyone who wants a beautiful night!
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is an amazing officiant! We were recommended to him by our DJ Adams DJ Service. He was so friendly and Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle is an amazing officiant! We were recommended to him by our DJ Adams DJ Service. He was so friendly and warm and made the entire process so easy. His process of writing our vows was so user friendly and really helped us. He was very professional and truly made our ceremony so special. He took all of our ideas and went with them and even provided us with some great ones! Thank you Rev. Ray for making our ceremony absolutely amazing! I highly recommend you to anyone who wants a beautiful night! Read less
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T.
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a great experience. We plan to have another ceremony in a year and hope he will be available to do it again. Thanks Rev. Ray!
It was a great experience. We plan to have another ceremony in a year and hope he will be available to do it again. Thanks Read more...
It was a great experience. We plan to have another ceremony in a year and hope he will be available to do it again. Thanks Rev. Ray! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/17/2013
4.7/5.0
I was deployed when my wife set up the meetings with Rev Van Winkle. I didn't officially meet him till my wedding service. Very professional and felt like I known him for a while.
I was deployed when my wife set up the meetings with Rev Van Winkle. I didn't officially meet him till my wedding service. Read more...
I was deployed when my wife set up the meetings with Rev Van Winkle. I didn't officially meet him till my wedding service. Very professional and felt like I known him for a while. Read less
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Christian
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went off w/out a hitch! Great job!
Everything went off w/out a hitch! Great job!
Everything went off w/out a hitch! Great job! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My, now husband, and I were recommended to Rev. Ray by a co-worker of mine. We had e-mailed and called a few other officiants that we found online but they were either WAY over priced and were going to charge us for everything but a "Hello" (and if they could I know they would), or they did not believe in equality as my husband and I do. Ray was inexpensive and he does - we were nearly sold on that alone. Then we met Ray.
Ray was...after the food the best part of our wedding. He was inexpensive ($350 and no travel fees), funny, professional, and understood what we wanted. I am a VERY detail oriented person, and very hands on. His style of ceremony is...YOU make it. He e-mailed us a ceremony book and we made our ceremony. That was PERFECT for us - that alone made me want to give him the check right then and there. And we did by the end of the meeting.
At rehearsal he met us 15 minutes early to make sure everything on the marriage certificate was accurate and to go over some details of our ceremony, and to make sure everything was correct before the rehearsal actually began. During so he was funny, charismatic, engaging, and overall a blast to work with.
Day of...wow. He helped to calm me down (and from what I heard helped the other side calm down too! For the ceremony he was fantastic! He made the entire ceremony go off with a breeze - it was perfect.
I would, and have, recommended Rev. Ray Van Winkle to any bride I know looking for an officiant. He was, besides the food, the best part of our day. He was fantastic! And you know what? So were we.
My, now husband, and I were recommended to Rev. Ray by a co-worker of mine. We had e-mailed and called a few other Read more...
My, now husband, and I were recommended to Rev. Ray by a co-worker of mine. We had e-mailed and called a few other officiants that we found online but they were either WAY over priced and were going to charge us for everything but a "Hello" (and if they could I know they would), or they did not believe in equality as my husband and I do. Ray was inexpensive and he does - we were nearly sold on that alone. Then we met Ray.
Ray was...after the food the best part of our wedding. He was inexpensive ($350 and no travel fees), funny, professional, and understood what we wanted. I am a VERY detail oriented person, and very hands on. His style of ceremony is...YOU make it. He e-mailed us a ceremony book and we made our ceremony. That was PERFECT for us - that alone made me want to give him the check right then and there. And we did by the end of the meeting.
At rehearsal he met us 15 minutes early to make sure everything on the marriage certificate was accurate and to go over some details of our ceremony, and to make sure everything was correct before the rehearsal actually began. During so he was funny, charismatic, engaging, and overall a blast to work with.
Day of...wow. He helped to calm me down (and from what I heard helped the other side calm down too! For the ceremony he was fantastic! He made the entire ceremony go off with a breeze - it was perfect.
I would, and have, recommended Rev. Ray Van Winkle to any bride I know looking for an officiant. He was, besides the food, the best part of our day. He was fantastic! And you know what? So were we. Read less
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James
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Van Winkle gave us exactly what we wanted, as a same sex couple from Ohio we were at a loss on how to exactly do things. My partner and I said "our do's" under the Space Needle. After 20 years together the State of Washington allowed our Love for eachother to be recognized. Reverend Van Winkle understood this significance and milestone in our relationship. He was light hearted,comfortable and made us feel at ease about something we never thought could happen. Thank you Reverend Van Winkle and the fine people of Washington State for giving us the only thing we were never able to say...I do !

He was prompt, prepared and more than reasonable in his costs. Here's to still saying "YES" after twenty years, Jim and Shawn
Reverend Van Winkle gave us exactly what we wanted, as a same sex couple from Ohio we were at a loss on how to exactly do Read more...
Reverend Van Winkle gave us exactly what we wanted, as a same sex couple from Ohio we were at a loss on how to exactly do things. My partner and I said "our do's" under the Space Needle. After 20 years together the State of Washington allowed our Love for eachother to be recognized. Reverend Van Winkle understood this significance and milestone in our relationship. He was light hearted,comfortable and made us feel at ease about something we never thought could happen. Thank you Reverend Van Winkle and the fine people of Washington State for giving us the only thing we were never able to say...I do !

He was prompt, prepared and more than reasonable in his costs. Here's to still saying "YES" after twenty years, Jim and Shawn Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ray was one of the highlights of our day!! He made sure we knew the plan, was well prepared, and kept things stress free. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Ray was one of the highlights of our day!! He made sure we knew the plan, was well prepared, and kept things stress free. Read more...
Ray was one of the highlights of our day!! He made sure we knew the plan, was well prepared, and kept things stress free. We would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
1/25/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Ray was wonderful for our wedding! He was very professional and has his stuff together! We received many, many compliments from our guests regarding his presence. He is a little pricey, compared to others we met with, but was worth the extra money!
Rev. Ray was wonderful for our wedding! He was very professional and has his stuff together! We received many, many Read more...
Rev. Ray was wonderful for our wedding! He was very professional and has his stuff together! We received many, many compliments from our guests regarding his presence. He is a little pricey, compared to others we met with, but was worth the extra money! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Rev. Ray. He is very organized and responsive to questions. We really loved that he had a booklet of options to choose from, which was really convenient for us to use to personalize our ceremony. He is also flexible, so we had the freedom to add or remove whatever we wanted. Rev. Ray is professional and made us feel assured that he had everything under control. He also has a great sense of humor and was fun to work with.
We highly recommend Rev. Ray. He is very organized and responsive to questions. We really loved that he had a booklet of Read more...
We highly recommend Rev. Ray. He is very organized and responsive to questions. We really loved that he had a booklet of options to choose from, which was really convenient for us to use to personalize our ceremony. He is also flexible, so we had the freedom to add or remove whatever we wanted. Rev. Ray is professional and made us feel assured that he had everything under control. He also has a great sense of humor and was fun to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
He was awesome! We would highly recommended him. :)
He was awesome! We would highly recommended him. :)
He was awesome! We would highly recommended him. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ray was very professional, prompt, and easy to work with. We didn't have a rehearsal and he guided everyone perfectly through the ceremony. He has a good 'presence', strong voice, and presented the ceremony beautifully. My mother-in-law even remarked at how well he performed the ceremony. He had a huge selection of vows to choose from, and they were beautifully written. The ceremony could not have been more perfect. Thank you, Rev. Ray! =D
Ray was very professional, prompt, and easy to work with. We didn't have a rehearsal and he guided everyone perfectly Read more...
Ray was very professional, prompt, and easy to work with. We didn't have a rehearsal and he guided everyone perfectly through the ceremony. He has a good 'presence', strong voice, and presented the ceremony beautifully. My mother-in-law even remarked at how well he performed the ceremony. He had a huge selection of vows to choose from, and they were beautifully written. The ceremony could not have been more perfect. Thank you, Rev. Ray! =D Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
What is there to say, but this guy is down to earth and is very professional. He was able to do everything we wanted and at and very reasonable price. Everyone at our wedding party thought he put on the best ceremony they have ever been too. Thanks to Rev. Ray Van Winkle my ceremony was a 5 out of 5!
What is there to say, but this guy is down to earth and is very professional. He was able to do everything we wanted and Read more...
What is there to say, but this guy is down to earth and is very professional. He was able to do everything we wanted and at and very reasonable price. Everyone at our wedding party thought he put on the best ceremony they have ever been too. Thanks to Rev. Ray Van Winkle my ceremony was a 5 out of 5! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Ray was a great addition to our day! He definitely helped to keep the ceremony moving as smoothly as possible. He was also very accommodating to our schedules.
Ray was a great addition to our day! He definitely helped to keep the ceremony moving as smoothly as possible. He was also Read more...
Ray was a great addition to our day! He definitely helped to keep the ceremony moving as smoothly as possible. He was also very accommodating to our schedules. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Ray was great from start to finish! He made the whole process of putting the ceremony together very easy for my husband and myself! He was professional and great at what he does with a great sense of humor! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful officiant!!

-Brittany McPherson
Rev Ray was great from start to finish! He made the whole process of putting the ceremony together very easy for my Read more...
Rev Ray was great from start to finish! He made the whole process of putting the ceremony together very easy for my husband and myself! He was professional and great at what he does with a great sense of humor! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful officiant!!

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anneke
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! We were so impressed by reverend Ray when he officiated my sister's wedding last fall, that we asked him to officiate ours about a month ago. Ray is very attentive and wants to make your ceremony as personal as possible and puts the time into getting to know you as a couple! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and thank Ray for contributing to it!!
Wow! We were so impressed by reverend Ray when he officiated my sister's wedding last fall, that we asked him to officiate Read more...
Wow! We were so impressed by reverend Ray when he officiated my sister's wedding last fall, that we asked him to officiate ours about a month ago. Ray is very attentive and wants to make your ceremony as personal as possible and puts the time into getting to know you as a couple! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and thank Ray for contributing to it!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was amazing to work with. He responded very quickly to all of our phone calls and emails. We loved the idea of being able to completely customize our ceremony. Rev. Ray had many choices for each part of the ceremony available and encouraged us to edit and change anything to meet our needs. Choices ranged from traditional to modern, and religious to spiritual. I highly recommend Rev. Ray for any wedding ceremony!
Rev. Ray was amazing to work with. He responded very quickly to all of our phone calls and emails. We loved the idea of Read more...
Rev. Ray was amazing to work with. He responded very quickly to all of our phone calls and emails. We loved the idea of being able to completely customize our ceremony. Rev. Ray had many choices for each part of the ceremony available and encouraged us to edit and change anything to meet our needs. Choices ranged from traditional to modern, and religious to spiritual. I highly recommend Rev. Ray for any wedding ceremony! Read less
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Quinn
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Ray is one of a kind. He is genuine, heartfelt, and made my husband and I so happy at our wedding. He delivered our ceremony so wondefully.Ray has incredible experience and knowledge in his field. We were able to take a couples survey prior to our wedding to assess my husband and my strengths and weaknesses. Ray facilitated this process, at a small fee, especially compared to what it was worth for my husband and I. I honestly believe that Ray is the best out there...you will not be disappointed. His website is also full of helpful tips for marriage licensing info, name changes, etc... Good luck, keep Ray in mind :)
Ray is one of a kind. He is genuine, heartfelt, and made my husband and I so happy at our wedding. He delivered our Read more...
Ray is one of a kind. He is genuine, heartfelt, and made my husband and I so happy at our wedding. He delivered our ceremony so wondefully.Ray has incredible experience and knowledge in his field. We were able to take a couples survey prior to our wedding to assess my husband and my strengths and weaknesses. Ray facilitated this process, at a small fee, especially compared to what it was worth for my husband and I. I honestly believe that Ray is the best out there...you will not be disappointed. His website is also full of helpful tips for marriage licensing info, name changes, etc... Good luck, keep Ray in mind :) Read less
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Chad
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
It was truly a pleasure to work with Rev. Van Winkle. When we contacted him our wedding day was only a month away, but he graciously agreed to squeeze us in despite already having booked other weddings that day.

When we met him we were immediately impressed by his professionalism, his ideas and recommendations for the ceremony, and perhaps best of all, his sense of humor. We felt a great sense of relief knowing that our potentially stressful day was in the hands of someone with so much experience and know-how.

We highly recommend Rev. Van Winkle to anyone in need of an officiant.
It was truly a pleasure to work with Rev. Van Winkle. When we contacted him our wedding day was only a month away, but he Read more...
It was truly a pleasure to work with Rev. Van Winkle. When we contacted him our wedding day was only a month away, but he graciously agreed to squeeze us in despite already having booked other weddings that day.

When we met him we were immediately impressed by his professionalism, his ideas and recommendations for the ceremony, and perhaps best of all, his sense of humor. We felt a great sense of relief knowing that our potentially stressful day was in the hands of someone with so much experience and know-how.

We highly recommend Rev. Van Winkle to anyone in need of an officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Lake Union Café, and Ray was on the preferred vendors list. Ray made a great first impression on us. He was friendly and helpful, and we appreciated that he said he was able to make our wedding as religious or secular as we would like it to be. Once we booked, Ray sent us a booklet of many options for the different parts of the ceremony. We were able to reword, add, or change things as we saw fit. Once my fiancé and I read through the booklet, it was very easy to put our ceremony together. Ray was responsive to all my email inquiries as we planned the ceremony and details of the rehearsal. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. Ray did a great job with his audible, clear voice. He quietly whispered reminders to us during the wedding ceremony to help us through as we forgot a couple things from the rehearsal. At the beginning of the ceremony, Ray had us turn around and face our family members as he welcomed our guests. This was such a wonderful moment for my husband and me to look at all the faces of the people who love and support us. After the wedding, many of our friends and family members commented on how much they liked the ceremony itself because they could hear everything so well, and they thought it was simply beautiful. Thank you, Ray!
We had our wedding at the Lake Union Café, and Ray was on the preferred vendors list. Ray made a great first impression on Read more...
We had our wedding at the Lake Union Café, and Ray was on the preferred vendors list. Ray made a great first impression on us. He was friendly and helpful, and we appreciated that he said he was able to make our wedding as religious or secular as we would like it to be. Once we booked, Ray sent us a booklet of many options for the different parts of the ceremony. We were able to reword, add, or change things as we saw fit. Once my fiancé and I read through the booklet, it was very easy to put our ceremony together. Ray was responsive to all my email inquiries as we planned the ceremony and details of the rehearsal. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. Ray did a great job with his audible, clear voice. He quietly whispered reminders to us during the wedding ceremony to help us through as we forgot a couple things from the rehearsal. At the beginning of the ceremony, Ray had us turn around and face our family members as he welcomed our guests. This was such a wonderful moment for my husband and me to look at all the faces of the people who love and support us. After the wedding, many of our friends and family members commented on how much they liked the ceremony itself because they could hear everything so well, and they thought it was simply beautiful. Thank you, Ray! Read less
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Landdeck6212
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was wonderful from first meeting to the big day. He made us feel very comfortable with everything. He provides a wide variety of variations / selections for your ceremony that you can take out or personalize however you see fit. The rehearsal went great and smooth, as well as the wedding- everyone was raving about our speedy cute heartfelt ceremony that Ray provided! He is priced so good, he really should charge more for the quality we recieved! :)
Rev. Ray was wonderful from first meeting to the big day. He made us feel very comfortable with everything. He provides a Read more...
Rev. Ray was wonderful from first meeting to the big day. He made us feel very comfortable with everything. He provides a wide variety of variations / selections for your ceremony that you can take out or personalize however you see fit. The rehearsal went great and smooth, as well as the wedding- everyone was raving about our speedy cute heartfelt ceremony that Ray provided! He is priced so good, he really should charge more for the quality we recieved! :) Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray is one of the warmest people I have ever met. Upon our first meeting we felt right at home talking to him and knew he would be the right person to marry us. He gives great materials and guidance for building a personal ceremony and is very flexible to include personal touches so that our wedding ceremony was truly unique to us. He can roll with unexpected changes (like our ring bearer needing an emergency potty break during the ceremony) without skipping a beat . We are so happy that we had him marry us and strongly recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant.
Rev. Ray is one of the warmest people I have ever met. Upon our first meeting we felt right at home talking to him and Read more...
Rev. Ray is one of the warmest people I have ever met. Upon our first meeting we felt right at home talking to him and knew he would be the right person to marry us. He gives great materials and guidance for building a personal ceremony and is very flexible to include personal touches so that our wedding ceremony was truly unique to us. He can roll with unexpected changes (like our ring bearer needing an emergency potty break during the ceremony) without skipping a beat . We are so happy that we had him marry us and strongly recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Van Winkle helped my husband and I every step of the way with our wedding. He was very open to contacting our families and filling them in on details as well. We are noth active duty military and had to throw together a wedding in 4 months and one of the only things we didn't have to worry about was that Rev. Van Winkle was totally organized and on time for everything.
Rev. Van Winkle helped my husband and I every step of the way with our wedding. He was very open to contacting our Read more...
Rev. Van Winkle helped my husband and I every step of the way with our wedding. He was very open to contacting our families and filling them in on details as well. We are noth active duty military and had to throw together a wedding in 4 months and one of the only things we didn't have to worry about was that Rev. Van Winkle was totally organized and on time for everything. Read less
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baltzel1
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was absolutely wonderful!!! My fiancee and I were able to meet with him a few times before the wedding to go over the ceremony and make changes as needed. We liked being able to customize our own ceremony to match our personality, a big plus!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an officiant!!
Rev. Ray was absolutely wonderful!!! My fiancee and I were able to meet with him a few times before the wedding to go over Read more...
Rev. Ray was absolutely wonderful!!! My fiancee and I were able to meet with him a few times before the wedding to go over the ceremony and make changes as needed. We liked being able to customize our own ceremony to match our personality, a big plus!! I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an officiant!! Read less
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KathleenP
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Revend Ray was an amazing officiant, and I'm so glad we chose him to conduct our ceremony. He's incredibly prompt with replies, and very detail oriented. Professionalism mixed with the perfect amount of warmth and friendliness! He conducted our rehearsal smoothly the night before, and was on top of things the day of our wedding. The way he carried himself made me feel well taken care of and calm. I was not worried about anything with him leading our ceremony, and not to mention... His handwriting is beautiful! Our marriage certificate looks greater than I imagined, and I definitely would recommend him to anyone who asks!
Revend Ray was an amazing officiant, and I'm so glad we chose him to conduct our ceremony. He's incredibly prompt with Read more...
Revend Ray was an amazing officiant, and I'm so glad we chose him to conduct our ceremony. He's incredibly prompt with replies, and very detail oriented. Professionalism mixed with the perfect amount of warmth and friendliness! He conducted our rehearsal smoothly the night before, and was on top of things the day of our wedding. The way he carried himself made me feel well taken care of and calm. I was not worried about anything with him leading our ceremony, and not to mention... His handwriting is beautiful! Our marriage certificate looks greater than I imagined, and I definitely would recommend him to anyone who asks! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray is the best, and clearly knows what he's doing! Our rehearsal went so smoothly even though the groom-to-be (ahem!) was about 20 minutes late because of a flat-tire. He made us feel so at ease with the whole process, and has great charisma in front of a crowd. Highly recommend!
Rev. Ray is the best, and clearly knows what he's doing! Our rehearsal went so smoothly even though the groom-to-be Read more...
Rev. Ray is the best, and clearly knows what he's doing! Our rehearsal went so smoothly even though the groom-to-be (ahem!) was about 20 minutes late because of a flat-tire. He made us feel so at ease with the whole process, and has great charisma in front of a crowd. Highly recommend! Read less
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erin88
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray helped us to create an awesome and truly personalized ceremony. I had some interesting ideas, and he helped me make them come true! With a warm, friendly, and accommodating manner he comes highly recommended by me and my husband, as well as our families!
Reverend Ray helped us to create an awesome and truly personalized ceremony. I had some interesting ideas, and he helped Read more...
Reverend Ray helped us to create an awesome and truly personalized ceremony. I had some interesting ideas, and he helped me make them come true! With a warm, friendly, and accommodating manner he comes highly recommended by me and my husband, as well as our families! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray officated my husband and I's 9/30/11 wedding and we couldn't have asked for more! He was the one and only officiant we ever met with, and right off the bat we knew he was the one we wanted on our special day.
We got so many compliments on our ceremony and it's all thanks to Ray. :)
Rev. Ray officated my husband and I's 9/30/11 wedding and we couldn't have asked for more! He was the one and only Read more...
Rev. Ray officated my husband and I's 9/30/11 wedding and we couldn't have asked for more! He was the one and only officiant we ever met with, and right off the bat we knew he was the one we wanted on our special day.
We got so many compliments on our ceremony and it's all thanks to Ray. :) Read less
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Blushing Bride
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We first heard Reverend Ray officiate at one of our friend's wedding ceremony. He did an excellent job and we thought we would give him a try for our wedding. We met with Reverend Ray and it didn't take long for us to decide, he was warm, friendly and organized. My Husband and I agreed that he was the perfect choice for our wedding. We wanted to incorporate Filipino traditions in to our wedding and he was well prepared and had everything we needed to do so. Reverend Ray provides a very thorough ceremony book that allows you to customize the ceremony to reflect you as a couple. He conducted our rehearsal and helped it run very smoothly. The ceremony was beautiful, light-hearted and fun all at the same time. We couldn't have asked for more! We would definitely recommend Reverend Ray!
We first heard Reverend Ray officiate at one of our friend's wedding ceremony. He did an excellent job and we thought we Read more...
We first heard Reverend Ray officiate at one of our friend's wedding ceremony. He did an excellent job and we thought we would give him a try for our wedding. We met with Reverend Ray and it didn't take long for us to decide, he was warm, friendly and organized. My Husband and I agreed that he was the perfect choice for our wedding. We wanted to incorporate Filipino traditions in to our wedding and he was well prepared and had everything we needed to do so. Reverend Ray provides a very thorough ceremony book that allows you to customize the ceremony to reflect you as a couple. He conducted our rehearsal and helped it run very smoothly. The ceremony was beautiful, light-hearted and fun all at the same time. We couldn't have asked for more! We would definitely recommend Reverend Ray! Read less
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Mrs. Rondeau
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Ray was so great for me and my husband, he was always so humble and made the atmosphere so comfortable especially in the stress of all the wedding planning. He always was able to put a smile on my entire families faces and made for the best officiant ever. I was very happy we decided to go with him. I would recommend him to anyone.
Ray was so great for me and my husband, he was always so humble and made the atmosphere so comfortable especially in the Read more...
Ray was so great for me and my husband, he was always so humble and made the atmosphere so comfortable especially in the stress of all the wedding planning. He always was able to put a smile on my entire families faces and made for the best officiant ever. I was very happy we decided to go with him. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Malia
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Ray is amazing! He helped make our wedding day perfect. He has a presence that every wedding needs. He helped our rehearsal run smoothly and kept the ceremony light hearted and all about us. We were able to pick the words and parts our entire ceremony to reflect us as a couple. I received more complements on Ray then anything at our wedding!
Ray is amazing! He helped make our wedding day perfect. He has a presence that every wedding needs. He helped our Read more...
Ray is amazing! He helped make our wedding day perfect. He has a presence that every wedding needs. He helped our rehearsal run smoothly and kept the ceremony light hearted and all about us. We were able to pick the words and parts our entire ceremony to reflect us as a couple. I received more complements on Ray then anything at our wedding! Read less
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michelle
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.9/5.0
Reverend Ray has a very positive vibe and we enjoyed working with him. My Husband and I wanted a short, but religous, wedding. When we put together our ceremony he was able to give us an est. ceremony length and it turned out exacly how we wanted. Our wedding day was about 70 degrees and bright. All of our guests were glad it was short too! He is very helpful with all types of weddings. When you book him he gives you an online book of what a ceremony is broken up into and has lots of different selections for each. eg., intro, vows, rings, prayer, etc. He gave lots of helful pointers and reminders at the rehearsal to help the ceremony run smoothly. Although he was a little late to our rehearsal, he showed up early to our wedding and went over cues with our DJ for when to play and switch songs for entering and exiting the "aisle" at our outdoor wedding. He is very affordable and does a terrific job for what he charges compared to a lot of officiants out there. He responds to emails and phone calls quickly. I would reccomend him to anyone including family and friends looking for an offiant. We were very pleased to work with him and have him as our officiant.
-Michelle & Nathan
Reverend Ray has a very positive vibe and we enjoyed working with him. My Husband and I wanted a short, but religous, Read more...
Reverend Ray has a very positive vibe and we enjoyed working with him. My Husband and I wanted a short, but religous, wedding. When we put together our ceremony he was able to give us an est. ceremony length and it turned out exacly how we wanted. Our wedding day was about 70 degrees and bright. All of our guests were glad it was short too! He is very helpful with all types of weddings. When you book him he gives you an online book of what a ceremony is broken up into and has lots of different selections for each. eg., intro, vows, rings, prayer, etc. He gave lots of helful pointers and reminders at the rehearsal to help the ceremony run smoothly. Although he was a little late to our rehearsal, he showed up early to our wedding and went over cues with our DJ for when to play and switch songs for entering and exiting the "aisle" at our outdoor wedding. He is very affordable and does a terrific job for what he charges compared to a lot of officiants out there. He responds to emails and phone calls quickly. I would reccomend him to anyone including family and friends looking for an offiant. We were very pleased to work with him and have him as our officiant.
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Dreamloverjean
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was great! He is really down to earth and easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor. He helps make everyone feel comfortable, at what can sometimes be a stressful or nerveracking day. :)

He is very professional, and always got back to us immediately with any questions we had. I couldn't have had a better officiant!
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was great! He is really down to earth and easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor. He helps Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was great! He is really down to earth and easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor. He helps make everyone feel comfortable, at what can sometimes be a stressful or nerveracking day. :)

He is very professional, and always got back to us immediately with any questions we had. I couldn't have had a better officiant! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.5/5.0
Ray was open to our ideas and was very helpful with picking out the right kind of ceremony for us. He really catered to us and our ideas.
Ray was open to our ideas and was very helpful with picking out the right kind of ceremony for us. He really catered to us Read more...
Ray was open to our ideas and was very helpful with picking out the right kind of ceremony for us. He really catered to us and our ideas. Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.5/5.0
Rev. Ray is very easygoing and helpful. He was always clear and to the point about everything that was going to happen, which was nice on the day of. I would definitely recommend him to friends.
Rev. Ray is very easygoing and helpful. He was always clear and to the point about everything that was going to happen, Read more...
Rev. Ray is very easygoing and helpful. He was always clear and to the point about everything that was going to happen, which was nice on the day of. I would definitely recommend him to friends. Read less
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shera
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Rev. Ray!
We were very happy with Rev. Ray!
We were very happy with Rev. Ray! Read less
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Brennab
Wedding:
8/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Ray was exactly what I pictured our officiant to be (and Im very picky)! There were so many to chose from and the only one I wanted at my wedding was Ray. He gives off a very positive loving vibe and he was so warm and friendly. Our guests said they loved our ceremony and really felt the love and connection. I was so nervous but he keept me at ease and was so helpful in making sure we had all of our paperwork and made sure everything was mailed in and taken care of. Thank you so much Ray! I highly recommend him for your ceremony!
Ray was exactly what I pictured our officiant to be (and Im very picky)! There were so many to chose from and the only one Read more...
Ray was exactly what I pictured our officiant to be (and Im very picky)! There were so many to chose from and the only one I wanted at my wedding was Ray. He gives off a very positive loving vibe and he was so warm and friendly. Our guests said they loved our ceremony and really felt the love and connection. I was so nervous but he keept me at ease and was so helpful in making sure we had all of our paperwork and made sure everything was mailed in and taken care of. Thank you so much Ray! I highly recommend him for your ceremony! Read less
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sarack
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray is amazing! He is so professional and completely flexible. He did exactly what we wanted, he coordinated his tie to our colors, he was ontime and always extremely pleasant. We recommend him as much as we can!
Rev. Ray is amazing! He is so professional and completely flexible. He did exactly what we wanted, he coordinated his tie Read more...
Rev. Ray is amazing! He is so professional and completely flexible. He did exactly what we wanted, he coordinated his tie to our colors, he was ontime and always extremely pleasant. We recommend him as much as we can! Read less
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Nikanne
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful ceremony. Everyone just raved about how well spoken our officiant was. He conducted our rehearsal, as well as our ceremony. He was always on time and well prepared to what was expected of him. Thank you!
We had a beautiful ceremony. Everyone just raved about how well spoken our officiant was. He conducted our rehearsal, as Read more...
We had a beautiful ceremony. Everyone just raved about how well spoken our officiant was. He conducted our rehearsal, as well as our ceremony. He was always on time and well prepared to what was expected of him. Thank you! Read less
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Tami and Cliff
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray did a wonderful job as our officiant. He is very personable, professional and most importantly he cares about how your wedding turns out. He listens to your wants and gives great feed back. Everyone commented on how nice our service was. Thanks again Rev. Ray your the best! Tami and Cliff Lloyd
Rev. Ray did a wonderful job as our officiant. He is very personable, professional and most importantly he cares about how Read more...
Rev. Ray did a wonderful job as our officiant. He is very personable, professional and most importantly he cares about how your wedding turns out. He listens to your wants and gives great feed back. Everyone commented on how nice our service was. Thanks again Rev. Ray your the best! Tami and Cliff Lloyd Read less
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rj8768
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
After many interviews with different Officiates we were happy to of found Rev. Ray Van Winkle, He was very personable, warm and listened well, and had many great ideas that made our wedding day as special as it could be, he was very professional and courteous as he guided our guests and ourselves through a very stressful day and turned it into a joyous occasion. I would highly recommend him for anyone’s wedding officiate.
After many interviews with different Officiates we were happy to of found Rev. Ray Van Winkle, He was very personable, Read more...
After many interviews with different Officiates we were happy to of found Rev. Ray Van Winkle, He was very personable, warm and listened well, and had many great ideas that made our wedding day as special as it could be, he was very professional and courteous as he guided our guests and ourselves through a very stressful day and turned it into a joyous occasion. I would highly recommend him for anyone’s wedding officiate. Read less
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DJones
Wedding:
11/14/2009
3.5/5.0
We booked Rev. Van Winkle, after meeting him, and decided that we really liked him. However, when it came time for our rehersal, he was supposed to be there an hour, and he rushed us to start, and then only went over everything once. He also showed up 20 minutes before our wedding ceremony, when we specifically asked him to be early because there were people that could not be at the rehersal. We were only just satisfied with him - I have not and will not recommend him to my friends.
We booked Rev. Van Winkle, after meeting him, and decided that we really liked him. However, when it came time for our Read more...
We booked Rev. Van Winkle, after meeting him, and decided that we really liked him. However, when it came time for our rehersal, he was supposed to be there an hour, and he rushed us to start, and then only went over everything once. He also showed up 20 minutes before our wedding ceremony, when we specifically asked him to be early because there were people that could not be at the rehersal. We were only just satisfied with him - I have not and will not recommend him to my friends. Read less
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r-j
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.1/5.0
ray was great. easy, quick, simple. you have to do a little work on your part but you get what you pay for. i would recommend rev. ray esp. if you are non-denominational. he makes the wedding ceremony fun too.
ray was great. easy, quick, simple. you have to do a little work on your part but you get what you pay for. i would Read more...
ray was great. easy, quick, simple. you have to do a little work on your part but you get what you pay for. i would recommend rev. ray esp. if you are non-denominational. he makes the wedding ceremony fun too. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. He has such a warm energy and truly made our ceremony special. All of our family, friends, and even a staff member at our venue commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had been to. He is fantastic! Do not hesitate to book him :). Thank you again Ray! Amber & Jason Wojtyna
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. He has such a warm energy and truly made our Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. He has such a warm energy and truly made our ceremony special. All of our family, friends, and even a staff member at our venue commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had been to. He is fantastic! Do not hesitate to book him :). Thank you again Ray! Amber & Jason Wojtyna Read less
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barkingsquirrell
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray was awesome. He listened to exactly what we wanted, gave helpful tip for the ceremony and had a great sense of humor. Reverened Ray should definately charge more for the services he provides. We felt totally comfortable with him and he was very friendly to all our family and guests. We had many people ask where we found him.
Reverend Ray was awesome. He listened to exactly what we wanted, gave helpful tip for the ceremony and had a great sense Read more...
Reverend Ray was awesome. He listened to exactly what we wanted, gave helpful tip for the ceremony and had a great sense of humor. Reverened Ray should definately charge more for the services he provides. We felt totally comfortable with him and he was very friendly to all our family and guests. We had many people ask where we found him. Read less
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kmn
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev Ray was amazing. He was easy to work with, very professional and we got so many compliments from our guests about him.
Rev Ray was amazing. He was easy to work with, very professional and we got so many compliments from our guests about him. Read more...
Rev Ray was amazing. He was easy to work with, very professional and we got so many compliments from our guests about him. Read less
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rroehmholdt
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Having Rev. Ray as part of our ceremony was one of the best parts of our wedding day. During the outdoor ceremony, it was pouring down rain, and he was able to make the somewhat awkward situation into a fun time for both us and our guests, while maintaining all the important aspects that went along with the ceremony. He was really professional throughout the entire process and answered all our questions along the way. We really loved having him perform our ceremony, and he was by far, the best vendor we worked with. We'd highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, yet charismatic officiant.
Having Rev. Ray as part of our ceremony was one of the best parts of our wedding day. During the outdoor ceremony, it was Read more...
Having Rev. Ray as part of our ceremony was one of the best parts of our wedding day. During the outdoor ceremony, it was pouring down rain, and he was able to make the somewhat awkward situation into a fun time for both us and our guests, while maintaining all the important aspects that went along with the ceremony. He was really professional throughout the entire process and answered all our questions along the way. We really loved having him perform our ceremony, and he was by far, the best vendor we worked with. We'd highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, yet charismatic officiant. Read less
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lynnealeary
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was a great officiant and was very flexible. Our whole wedding party was very impressed and we loved our ceremony. He is also very affordable. We would recommend him to anyone for a religious or non religious ceremony.
Rev. Ray was a great officiant and was very flexible. Our whole wedding party was very impressed and we loved our Read more...
Rev. Ray was a great officiant and was very flexible. Our whole wedding party was very impressed and we loved our ceremony. He is also very affordable. We would recommend him to anyone for a religious or non religious ceremony. Read less
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margare
Wedding:
9/23/2009
4.9/5.0
A true blessing! We felt that our minister was one who believes in the true meaning of marriage and love.
A true blessing! We felt that our minister was one who believes in the true meaning of marriage and love.
A true blessing! We felt that our minister was one who believes in the true meaning of marriage and love. Read less
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krockhold826
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray helped to make are wedding day fun, memorable and amazing! He was helpful and provided alot of ideas and vow options. He was also really open to our personalization of the ceremony. Definitley an amazing value for the service provided.
Rev. Ray helped to make are wedding day fun, memorable and amazing! He was helpful and provided alot of ideas and vow Read more...
Rev. Ray helped to make are wedding day fun, memorable and amazing! He was helpful and provided alot of ideas and vow options. He was also really open to our personalization of the ceremony. Definitley an amazing value for the service provided. Read less
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courtneys
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with. He was very responsive and professional. He gave us great documentation for how to customize our ceremony. He was the least expensive officiant that we found. He was also very normal and didn't get to frilly with the details, or boast too much about his services.
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with. He was very responsive and professional. He gave us great documentation for how to Read more...
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with. He was very responsive and professional. He gave us great documentation for how to customize our ceremony. He was the least expensive officiant that we found. He was also very normal and didn't get to frilly with the details, or boast too much about his services. Read less
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mindi.mc
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good thing about Rev. Ray. He was a big part of making our day perfect! From our beautiful vows, to a calm, organized rehersal, and a perfect ceremony, this guy is the best :) Five stars!
We can't say enough good thing about Rev. Ray. He was a big part of making our day perfect! From our beautiful vows, to a Read more...
We can't say enough good thing about Rev. Ray. He was a big part of making our day perfect! From our beautiful vows, to a calm, organized rehersal, and a perfect ceremony, this guy is the best :) Five stars! Read less
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flytyer
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased to have Rev. Ray Van Winkle with us on our special day. Thank you for everything,
Paul and Jennifer Nichols Married 9/05/2009.
We were very pleased to have Rev. Ray Van Winkle with us on our special day. Thank you for everything,
Paul and Read more...
We were very pleased to have Rev. Ray Van Winkle with us on our special day. Thank you for everything,
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Kathryn
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was amazing. My husband and I instantly liked him: he was happy, easygoing, and best of all: calming. He was very easy to reach and would quickly respond to any questions we had. We were able to keep our ceremony light and short, but Rev. Ray could have very easily made it longer or more religious. I really can't say enough good things about this officiant, he is definitely someone I would recommend to any of my friends!
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was amazing. My husband and I instantly liked him: he was happy, easygoing, and best of all: calming. Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was amazing. My husband and I instantly liked him: he was happy, easygoing, and best of all: calming. He was very easy to reach and would quickly respond to any questions we had. We were able to keep our ceremony light and short, but Rev. Ray could have very easily made it longer or more religious. I really can't say enough good things about this officiant, he is definitely someone I would recommend to any of my friends! Read less
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Miu
Wedding:
8/30/2009
4.8/5.0
He helped our wedding so perfect!
Thank you so much!
He helped our wedding so perfect!
Thank you so much!
He helped our wedding so perfect!
Thank you so much! Read less
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sunshyn142
Wedding:
8/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray ROCKS! He has a great upbeat personality that just makes you smile. He always made us feel at ease. He sends you a book on the breakdown of the ceremony and examples of what can be said in each one. It was very helpful in writing our ceremony. He is very flexible in what ever we wanted to have done.He was there at the rehearsal and was fast and efficient.

He knew what to do for the veil and cord ceremony and was very good about slyly adjusting the veil during the ceremony when our veil sponsor did it wrong. He sounded very sincere during the ceremony, it never felt like he was just reading from his book. When I was crying and couldn't remember what he had just said for me to repeat he made a joke that made me and everyone laugh. Our ceremony was memorable and touching all with the help of Ray!
Rev. Ray ROCKS! He has a great upbeat personality that just makes you smile. He always made us feel at ease. He sends you Read more...
Rev. Ray ROCKS! He has a great upbeat personality that just makes you smile. He always made us feel at ease. He sends you a book on the breakdown of the ceremony and examples of what can be said in each one. It was very helpful in writing our ceremony. He is very flexible in what ever we wanted to have done.He was there at the rehearsal and was fast and efficient.

He knew what to do for the veil and cord ceremony and was very good about slyly adjusting the veil during the ceremony when our veil sponsor did it wrong. He sounded very sincere during the ceremony, it never felt like he was just reading from his book. When I was crying and couldn't remember what he had just said for me to repeat he made a joke that made me and everyone laugh. Our ceremony was memorable and touching all with the help of Ray! Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
8/28/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were overwhelmed and clueless about figuring out what should be said for our vows. Reverend Ray provided a book of examples that broke the ceremony down into small sections and we could pick and choose whatever parts we liked or we could create something completely different. He was very flexible, prompt, and worked well with other vendors.
My husband and I were overwhelmed and clueless about figuring out what should be said for our vows. Reverend Ray provided Read more...
My husband and I were overwhelmed and clueless about figuring out what should be said for our vows. Reverend Ray provided a book of examples that broke the ceremony down into small sections and we could pick and choose whatever parts we liked or we could create something completely different. He was very flexible, prompt, and worked well with other vendors. Read less
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tristina
Wedding:
8/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with! His experience with wedding ceremonies was top notch and our families raved about how well he directed the rehearsal. He has a wonderful, warm, and light-hearted personality - We would (and have) recommended him to all of our friends with upcoming nuptials.
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with! His experience with wedding ceremonies was top notch and our families raved about how Read more...
Rev. Ray was a delight to work with! His experience with wedding ceremonies was top notch and our families raved about how well he directed the rehearsal. He has a wonderful, warm, and light-hearted personality - We would (and have) recommended him to all of our friends with upcoming nuptials. Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
he is very friendly,professonal and makes sure your ceromony is just the way you dreamed ! thank you, mr &mrs pardee (aug 22,2009)
he is very friendly,professonal and makes sure your ceromony is just the way you dreamed ! thank you, mr &mrs pardee (aug Read more...
he is very friendly,professonal and makes sure your ceromony is just the way you dreamed ! thank you, mr &mrs pardee (aug 22,2009) Read less
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Danika
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray was great! He offered us so many options on our ceremony that it really was a custom event. He made us feel comfortable from the start, and he did a wonderful job.
Reverend Ray was great! He offered us so many options on our ceremony that it really was a custom event. He made us feel Read more...
Reverend Ray was great! He offered us so many options on our ceremony that it really was a custom event. He made us feel comfortable from the start, and he did a wonderful job. Read less
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thegreatestjen
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Ray! He is such a warm, friendly person and really made our wedding run so smoothly!
We absolutely loved Ray! He is such a warm, friendly person and really made our wedding run so smoothly!
We absolutely loved Ray! He is such a warm, friendly person and really made our wedding run so smoothly! Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray is exceptionally personable and professional. We trusted his judgment and relied completely on his expertise for all aspects of our ceremony. He provided an extensive format with a variety of options for each segment of the ceremony. We reviewed the options, chose a basic format and modified it to create our personalized ceremony. With a brief rehearsal, Rev. Ray clearly and concisely prepared us to follow his guidance throughout our ceremony which was perfect.
Rev. Ray is exceptionally personable and professional. We trusted his judgment and relied completely on his expertise for Read more...
Rev. Ray is exceptionally personable and professional. We trusted his judgment and relied completely on his expertise for all aspects of our ceremony. He provided an extensive format with a variety of options for each segment of the ceremony. We reviewed the options, chose a basic format and modified it to create our personalized ceremony. With a brief rehearsal, Rev. Ray clearly and concisely prepared us to follow his guidance throughout our ceremony which was perfect. Read less
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JWalters
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray was wonderful and I highly recommend him for any ceremony! Everyone in our wedding party commented on how great he was, and some of the guests did as well. He was funny and rolled with the punches (especially when my little ringbearer ran off halfway through the ceremony and we all had a great laugh about it!) He was focused on making the ceremony just how we wanted to match our style, and I especially like that he never pressured me to change anything. He is also very experienced in officiating and put me at ease through the whole process. I would encourage any of my friends to hire him!
Reverend Ray was wonderful and I highly recommend him for any ceremony! Everyone in our wedding party commented on how Read more...
Reverend Ray was wonderful and I highly recommend him for any ceremony! Everyone in our wedding party commented on how great he was, and some of the guests did as well. He was funny and rolled with the punches (especially when my little ringbearer ran off halfway through the ceremony and we all had a great laugh about it!) He was focused on making the ceremony just how we wanted to match our style, and I especially like that he never pressured me to change anything. He is also very experienced in officiating and put me at ease through the whole process. I would encourage any of my friends to hire him! Read less
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larocks
Wedding:
7/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Ray was the perfect officiant for us. His professionalism was outstanding, he provided a very helpful ceremony guide for us to design our wedding ceremony. He called us to schedule a rehearsal, we didn't have to call him!! He spent time with our families at the rehearsal to make everyone comfortable, and to top it all off he has a great voice!
Ray was the perfect officiant for us. His professionalism was outstanding, he provided a very helpful ceremony guide for Read more...
Ray was the perfect officiant for us. His professionalism was outstanding, he provided a very helpful ceremony guide for us to design our wedding ceremony. He called us to schedule a rehearsal, we didn't have to call him!! He spent time with our families at the rehearsal to make everyone comfortable, and to top it all off he has a great voice! Read less
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lealee0719
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was very pleasant and accomodating. We were going through venue issues when we first made contact with one another and he was very patient and understanding of our problem. He was very easily available to us when needed and helped us prepare our own personalized ceremony that allowed us to include our own vows to one another.
He was professional and friendly and did a wonderful job getting people prepared for the start of our ceremony so that things went smoothly without a hitch. He included humor into our own little mishaps/antics and allowed us to feel completely at ease, even though we were in front of so many family and friends. It was like we were in our own little happy world!
Thank you Ray!
Rev. Ray was very pleasant and accomodating. We were going through venue issues when we first made contact with one Read more...
Rev. Ray was very pleasant and accomodating. We were going through venue issues when we first made contact with one another and he was very patient and understanding of our problem. He was very easily available to us when needed and helped us prepare our own personalized ceremony that allowed us to include our own vows to one another.
He was professional and friendly and did a wonderful job getting people prepared for the start of our ceremony so that things went smoothly without a hitch. He included humor into our own little mishaps/antics and allowed us to feel completely at ease, even though we were in front of so many family and friends. It was like we were in our own little happy world!
Thank you Ray! Read less
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Marybeth170
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray Van Winkle was wonderful, he married us in July 2009 and we still get compliments on his service. A friend of mine actually used him for her wedding a few months later. He has a great voice and didn’t even need to use a microphone; he lays the service out really simple for you so you can pick how you want each part of the wedding to go. I will continue to recommend him to any friends who plan to get married in the future.
Reverend Ray Van Winkle was wonderful, he married us in July 2009 and we still get compliments on his service. A friend of Read more...
Reverend Ray Van Winkle was wonderful, he married us in July 2009 and we still get compliments on his service. A friend of mine actually used him for her wedding a few months later. He has a great voice and didn’t even need to use a microphone; he lays the service out really simple for you so you can pick how you want each part of the wedding to go. I will continue to recommend him to any friends who plan to get married in the future. Read less
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710bn
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
If you are at all questioning who should officiate your ceremony, just go with Ray! He will completely customize your ceremony to fit your needs and personalities. The ceremony will be a true reflection of you, and he is more than happy to help out. During the time of our wedding, Ray had a family emergency but was still able to perform an amazing ceremony and come through for us. We would recommend him to anyone, whether you want a religious ceremony or non-denominational!
If you are at all questioning who should officiate your ceremony, just go with Ray! He will completely customize your Read more...
If you are at all questioning who should officiate your ceremony, just go with Ray! He will completely customize your ceremony to fit your needs and personalities. The ceremony will be a true reflection of you, and he is more than happy to help out. During the time of our wedding, Ray had a family emergency but was still able to perform an amazing ceremony and come through for us. We would recommend him to anyone, whether you want a religious ceremony or non-denominational! Read less
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lemeals
Wedding:
7/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was an amazing officiant! We were a bit nervous about the ceremony because we didn't have time to meet him before hand, we did talk to him over the phone and he was much more knowledgeable about what people usually liked to have at their ceremony than we did. He even had different outlines of possible ceremony verbiage he usually uses, which we could use in our own ceremony and edit to our liking or using something of our own. It was really nice to have options and guidance throughout the process. The rehearsal ran so smoothly, and he went over any details that I wasn't quite sure of as many times as we needed. The day of the ceremony, some people couldn't quite find our venue, so we changed the start of the ceremony to half an hour later. We also had a problem figuring out how to pin on the boutonnieres and luckily his wife was in the floral business, so he had experience with them. Rev. Ray was so professional and helpful, and a great value-since the ceremony was in Seattle, we didn't even have to pay for transportation! Over all, his services are a great value, he is a great person, and I would definitely recommend him to others!
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was an amazing officiant! We were a bit nervous about the ceremony because we didn't have time to meet Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle was an amazing officiant! We were a bit nervous about the ceremony because we didn't have time to meet him before hand, we did talk to him over the phone and he was much more knowledgeable about what people usually liked to have at their ceremony than we did. He even had different outlines of possible ceremony verbiage he usually uses, which we could use in our own ceremony and edit to our liking or using something of our own. It was really nice to have options and guidance throughout the process. The rehearsal ran so smoothly, and he went over any details that I wasn't quite sure of as many times as we needed. The day of the ceremony, some people couldn't quite find our venue, so we changed the start of the ceremony to half an hour later. We also had a problem figuring out how to pin on the boutonnieres and luckily his wife was in the floral business, so he had experience with them. Rev. Ray was so professional and helpful, and a great value-since the ceremony was in Seattle, we didn't even have to pay for transportation! Over all, his services are a great value, he is a great person, and I would definitely recommend him to others! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverand Ray was fantastic!!!

Neither my husband and I are very religious, but we wanted a ceremony with religious overtones that was classic and romantic. Reverand Ray listened to us and our needs, and performed the perfect ceremony for my husband and I.

In addition, as he does so many weddings, Reverand Ray is very responsive and organized. He was always punctual, professional and organized with names. Our whole wedding party was very impressed and everyone knew where to be/what to say and when, easing tension and anxiety. He effortlessly controlled the procession without appearing he was ever "in charge" or overbearing.

I would absolutely recommend Reverand Ray to anyone looking for an officiant.
Reverand Ray was fantastic!!!

Neither my husband and I are very religious, but we wanted a ceremony with Read more...
Reverand Ray was fantastic!!!

Neither my husband and I are very religious, but we wanted a ceremony with religious overtones that was classic and romantic. Reverand Ray listened to us and our needs, and performed the perfect ceremony for my husband and I.

In addition, as he does so many weddings, Reverand Ray is very responsive and organized. He was always punctual, professional and organized with names. Our whole wedding party was very impressed and everyone knew where to be/what to say and when, easing tension and anxiety. He effortlessly controlled the procession without appearing he was ever "in charge" or overbearing.

I would absolutely recommend Reverand Ray to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Lauren0113
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray Van Winkle married my husband and I on June 27th 2009 at Lake Union Cafe. He did a wonderful job and we couldn't have picked a better person for something so important. He was always available to answer all of our questions and gave us plenty of options if we weren't sure on what to say. He was very reasonable in price and did an excellent job.
Rev. Ray Van Winkle married my husband and I on June 27th 2009 at Lake Union Cafe. He did a wonderful job and we couldn't Read more...
Rev. Ray Van Winkle married my husband and I on June 27th 2009 at Lake Union Cafe. He did a wonderful job and we couldn't have picked a better person for something so important. He was always available to answer all of our questions and gave us plenty of options if we weren't sure on what to say. He was very reasonable in price and did an excellent job. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverand Ray Van Winkle was great. We planned our entire service from Atlanta with him being in Seattle. He allowed us to tailor make the service to our liking and was very helpful in the process. For planning from 2500 miles he made it so simple. I wouldhighly recommedn him to anyone.
Reverand Ray Van Winkle was great. We planned our entire service from Atlanta with him being in Seattle. He allowed us to Read more...
Reverand Ray Van Winkle was great. We planned our entire service from Atlanta with him being in Seattle. He allowed us to tailor make the service to our liking and was very helpful in the process. For planning from 2500 miles he made it so simple. I wouldhighly recommedn him to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Ray was extremely professional, kind, and fun to work with. We loved the wordings from his collection and his voice, and and truly enjoyed the wonderful ceremony and his service during our small, intimate wedding.
Rev. Ray was extremely professional, kind, and fun to work with. We loved the wordings from his collection and his voice, Read more...
Rev. Ray was extremely professional, kind, and fun to work with. We loved the wordings from his collection and his voice, and and truly enjoyed the wonderful ceremony and his service during our small, intimate wedding. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/15/2009
5.0/5.0
After not being able to be married in my Church, we found Rev. Ray by accident on his website...What a perfect choice! He was immediately at our service as we discussed our hopes for the ceremony and desire to have my Dad (who is a Deacon) participate as much as possible. Rev. Ray had absolutely NO problem with this, worked together with us and my Dad, they switched off duties throughout, and let us have free reign (of course with all of his helpful ceremony options, wording, etc) so that our wedding was EXACTLY what we wanted! He threw in a little humor when we requested it, He was dressed in perfect attire for our day, and our ceremony, he was detailed, concerned that he matched his suit and tie with our colors, etc, etc. It was a beautiful and touching service.

We were blessed to have found him on short notice and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any type of ceremony you might want- formal,semi-, casual, or whatever! He is just great!!! Call him, meet with him, it will add to your joyous day!
After not being able to be married in my Church, we found Rev. Ray by accident on his website...What a perfect choice! He Read more...
After not being able to be married in my Church, we found Rev. Ray by accident on his website...What a perfect choice! He was immediately at our service as we discussed our hopes for the ceremony and desire to have my Dad (who is a Deacon) participate as much as possible. Rev. Ray had absolutely NO problem with this, worked together with us and my Dad, they switched off duties throughout, and let us have free reign (of course with all of his helpful ceremony options, wording, etc) so that our wedding was EXACTLY what we wanted! He threw in a little humor when we requested it, He was dressed in perfect attire for our day, and our ceremony, he was detailed, concerned that he matched his suit and tie with our colors, etc, etc. It was a beautiful and touching service.

We were blessed to have found him on short notice and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any type of ceremony you might want- formal,semi-, casual, or whatever! He is just great!!! Call him, meet with him, it will add to your joyous day! Read less
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sid
Wedding:
5/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverand Van Winkle was very easy to talk to from the first time we met him. We really enjoyed his suggestions and willingness to meet our needs. I would definately recommend him to anyone!
Reverand Van Winkle was very easy to talk to from the first time we met him. We really enjoyed his suggestions and Read more...
Reverand Van Winkle was very easy to talk to from the first time we met him. We really enjoyed his suggestions and willingness to meet our needs. I would definately recommend him to anyone! Read less
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soon2bejpc
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Ray came highly recommended and we ended up being so glad we booked him. He was very efficient at our day of rehersal and made everyone feel comfortable. He did a great job with our ceremony and I would highly recommend him.
Ray came highly recommended and we ended up being so glad we booked him. He was very efficient at our day of rehersal and Read more...
Ray came highly recommended and we ended up being so glad we booked him. He was very efficient at our day of rehersal and made everyone feel comfortable. He did a great job with our ceremony and I would highly recommend him. Read less
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sleach
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Ray did a great job at being our Officiant at our wedding! He answered all of our questions and did a wonderful job of conducting the ceremony. He was very helpful in the planning and he provided a very good rehearsal which we decided that we wanted to do before the ceremony, he was able to tell everyone what to do and where to stand in an effective manor! We would definitely recommend Ray, he was a lot of fun to work with and made everything very stress free!
Ray did a great job at being our Officiant at our wedding! He answered all of our questions and did a wonderful job of Read more...
Ray did a great job at being our Officiant at our wedding! He answered all of our questions and did a wonderful job of conducting the ceremony. He was very helpful in the planning and he provided a very good rehearsal which we decided that we wanted to do before the ceremony, he was able to tell everyone what to do and where to stand in an effective manor! We would definitely recommend Ray, he was a lot of fun to work with and made everything very stress free! Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
We got married in January of 2009 and used Rev. Ray on recommendation from a friend that used him. Rev Ray was great. Very proffesional and flexible, we got to design our ceremony just how we wanted it and it was very easy. His experience made us feel very at ease during a stressful time. Highly recommended!
We got married in January of 2009 and used Rev. Ray on recommendation from a friend that used him. Rev Ray was great. Very Read more...
We got married in January of 2009 and used Rev. Ray on recommendation from a friend that used him. Rev Ray was great. Very proffesional and flexible, we got to design our ceremony just how we wanted it and it was very easy. His experience made us feel very at ease during a stressful time. Highly recommended! Read less
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Lndzy13
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Absolutely one of the best vendors we spent our money on! Revered Ray is hands down, the best Seattle officiant. He was flexible with what we wanted and helped us design our very own ceremony. We booked him at our first meeting, right on the spot. He is very warm, friendly, and funny. He made us feel like we could do anything we wanted for our ceremony. I love how he provided a binder of all things wedding ceremony related and let us plan our ceremony. He is also very inexpensive compared with other Seattle officiants. We had some special things we wanted to do and he provided us with examples so it was easier for us to decide. We were able to write our own vows, which both brought us to tears. I would, without a doubt, recommend Reverend Ray to other brides in Seattle.
Absolutely one of the best vendors we spent our money on! Revered Ray is hands down, the best Seattle officiant. He was Read more...
Absolutely one of the best vendors we spent our money on! Revered Ray is hands down, the best Seattle officiant. He was flexible with what we wanted and helped us design our very own ceremony. We booked him at our first meeting, right on the spot. He is very warm, friendly, and funny. He made us feel like we could do anything we wanted for our ceremony. I love how he provided a binder of all things wedding ceremony related and let us plan our ceremony. He is also very inexpensive compared with other Seattle officiants. We had some special things we wanted to do and he provided us with examples so it was easier for us to decide. We were able to write our own vows, which both brought us to tears. I would, without a doubt, recommend Reverend Ray to other brides in Seattle. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Reverend Ray listened to what we want, and adhered to all of our requests. He tailored the service to reflect who we are as a couple - and really put feeling into it. We only met a couple of times, but he conveyed such warmth and support and humour - just what we hoped!

He was very flexible - I wrote my own vows, but my husband didn't want to - it was a flawless incorporation of both and no pressure to do anything we weren't comfortable with.

His respect of us, and genuine happiness for us was everything we hoped.
Reverend Ray listened to what we want, and adhered to all of our requests. He tailored the service to reflect who we are Read more...
Reverend Ray listened to what we want, and adhered to all of our requests. He tailored the service to reflect who we are as a couple - and really put feeling into it. We only met a couple of times, but he conveyed such warmth and support and humour - just what we hoped!

He was very flexible - I wrote my own vows, but my husband didn't want to - it was a flawless incorporation of both and no pressure to do anything we weren't comfortable with.

His respect of us, and genuine happiness for us was everything we hoped. Read less
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StacyBride
Wedding:
6/25/2005
4.6/5.0
Ray was wonderful! Very accepting of what we wanted for our wedding and a moving speaker. Our only complaint would be that he booked our wedding a little too close to the next one, as this didn't allow for the unexpected. Our wedding ended up being delayed as most of our guests were stuck in traffic from a major accident. We ended up having to just do the ceremony with very few guest there, so he could be on time for his next wedding.
Ray was wonderful! Very accepting of what we wanted for our wedding and a moving speaker. Our only complaint would be that Read more...
Ray was wonderful! Very accepting of what we wanted for our wedding and a moving speaker. Our only complaint would be that he booked our wedding a little too close to the next one, as this didn't allow for the unexpected. Our wedding ended up being delayed as most of our guests were stuck in traffic from a major accident. We ended up having to just do the ceremony with very few guest there, so he could be on time for his next wedding. Read less
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