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Rev. Sue

Rockport , MA
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5 High Street
Rockport, MA 01966 US (map)

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518-466-1435

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ABOUT US

Are you looking for an amazing ceremony?

Do you want an even more amazing marriage?

Because your wedding day is not only a day of celebration, but also the day that... Read more
Are you looking for an amazing ceremony?

Do you want an even more amazing marriage?

Because your wedding day is not only a day of celebration, but also the day that launches a whole new chapter of your life, I am here to create a heartfelt, memorable wedding ceremony with you and offer you wisdom and guidance to build the marriage of your dreams.

By listening to the story of your relationship and your desires for your wedding day, we will create a ceremony you will always remember - one that will have your guests laughing, and maybe, crying - and definitely, raving.

Photographer Laura Gallagher writes, "Rev. Sue is one of a kind. Her wedding ceremonies are full of grace, love and attention…like nothing else I have ever witnessed. It's so heart felt and wonderful, everyone notices it. I have proof since I take the photos, it's written all over their faces."

We will start by getting to know each other. I want to learn everything I can about how you met, your first date, when "you knew," why your relationship is so wonderful, and your dreams for the future.

Then we will go over the parts of a wedding ceremony so you will see what we can create together. I will give you lots of ideas and be open to your ideas. My goal is to create a ceremony that you love from beginning to end.

Recent bride Ashley writes, "Words cannot describe what gifts you have given us as we set out on this new married journey. We take with us greater knowledge of ourselves and us as a couple that we would never have understood without your guidance. The ceremony you wrote for us was icing on the cake."

Please take a peek at my reviews, the best way for you to see what we can create together! Thanks for reading!

Blessings on your Big Day! Blessings on your marriage! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

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?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. I perform ceremonies all over - at the finest wedding venues in the area, as well as at local parks, backyards, etc - anywhere a couple chooses!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
My attire varies depending upon the wishes of the couple. On most occasions I dress in my black ceremonial robe (but never white; I leave that for the bride!) with a stole made from my own wedding dress.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I am flexible and creative! My intent is to reflect the personalities and wishes of each couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage couples to write their own vows, giving them samples and guidance. The vows are the one moment in the ceremony where the couple has the opportunity to share what's deepest in their hearts. For couples who are concerned that writing their vows would be difficult, I provide coaching and feedback each step of the way.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Couples are encouraged to choose readings that are most meaningful to them. If couples have found readings on their own - great! If couples need help finding a beautiful reading, I have LOTS of samples to offer.
How long are your ceremonies?
The length of the ceremony depends entirely upon what a couple wants. 
 I have done 10-15 minute ceremonies, as well as 45-50 minute ceremonies.
 Most ceremonies are in the 20-35 minute range.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Premarital counseling may be the most important investment a couple can make during their engagement. Although I do not require it, I encourage couples to consider taking the time to do it. Couples will spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on flowers that are "here today, gone tomorrow." 
 Making the investment for premarital counseling will last a lot longer! I offer affordable rates to encourage couples to make this choice for their future.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I like to perform rehearsals to make sure that the couple and all who are participating in the ceremony feel at ease before the big day!
Do you supply a sound system?
I do not. But, most couples have a DJ or band that can do this.

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Rachael
Wedding:
12/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was carried out perfectly and professionally. Rev. Sue went the extra mile to make the ceremony beautiful and personal. We couldn't have asked for better!
Everything was carried out perfectly and professionally. Rev. Sue went the extra mile to make the ceremony beautiful and Read more...
Everything was carried out perfectly and professionally. Rev. Sue went the extra mile to make the ceremony beautiful and personal. We couldn't have asked for better! Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Rachael. What a joy to celebrate with you and your husband here in Rockport! May all of your future plans unfold perfectly!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We needed a professional, flexible JP that would provide us with a dignified, heartfelt, customized ceremony. Sue exceeded are expectations in every way. We would not hesitate to recommend her services to our friends and family. Thank you Sue!
We needed a professional, flexible JP that would provide us with a dignified, heartfelt, customized ceremony. Sue exceeded Read more...
We needed a professional, flexible JP that would provide us with a dignified, heartfelt, customized ceremony. Sue exceeded are expectations in every way. We would not hesitate to recommend her services to our friends and family. Thank you Sue! Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! As an interfaith minister, I strive to meet couples wherever they are on their journey of love. It was a joy for me to be part of such an important moment for the two of you!
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Regina
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
From the minute we entered Rev Sue's kitchen, John and I felt welcomed by an old friend. Sue has a warm, kind demeanor and was easy to talk with and certainly had an understanding of the service we were looking for. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we have heard repeatedly from guests that it was the best wedding they ever attended. She really takes the time to individualize and we can not thank her enough for marrying us.
From the minute we entered Rev Sue's kitchen, John and I felt welcomed by an old friend. Sue has a warm, kind demeanor and Read more...
From the minute we entered Rev Sue's kitchen, John and I felt welcomed by an old friend. Sue has a warm, kind demeanor and was easy to talk with and certainly had an understanding of the service we were looking for. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we have heard repeatedly from guests that it was the best wedding they ever attended. She really takes the time to individualize and we can not thank her enough for marrying us. Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Regina, celebrating with you and John was a true joy. So grateful our paths have connected!
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Michaela
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Sue was such a pleasure to work with and I am so proud and happy to say that she officiated our ceremony. Rev Sue made sure there was no detail left out. She worked with my fiance and I and made a personalized ceremony that was unforgettable. My friends and family were blown away at how great the ceremony was. Rev. Sue takes the time and effort to make sure that you are happy and gives plenty of time to make any changes needed. I felt SUPER comfortable with Rev. Sue, up until the wedding day we had only actually met via skype but I felt like somehow I had known her for years. Rev. Sue will ask you the right questions to get to really know you and your partner which makes for a great ceremony. If you want a great ceremony look no further. Her rate is also VERY reasonable for the amount of work she puts into the ceremony. We LOVE rev. sue ! - The DiChiara's
Rev. Sue was such a pleasure to work with and I am so proud and happy to say that she officiated our ceremony. Rev Sue Read more...
Rev. Sue was such a pleasure to work with and I am so proud and happy to say that she officiated our ceremony. Rev Sue made sure there was no detail left out. She worked with my fiance and I and made a personalized ceremony that was unforgettable. My friends and family were blown away at how great the ceremony was. Rev. Sue takes the time and effort to make sure that you are happy and gives plenty of time to make any changes needed. I felt SUPER comfortable with Rev. Sue, up until the wedding day we had only actually met via skype but I felt like somehow I had known her for years. Rev. Sue will ask you the right questions to get to really know you and your partner which makes for a great ceremony. If you want a great ceremony look no further. Her rate is also VERY reasonable for the amount of work she puts into the ceremony. We LOVE rev. sue ! - The DiChiara's Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Michaela! You and your husband are such warm people -- which was a joy for me to reflect in your ceremony. I look forward to seeing you in Rockport!
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Meagan
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Sue on wedding wire after deciding I wanted a little more than what a justice of the peace could do for a ceremony. We have been working with her since last year and she made our ideas into a beautiful ceremony. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Everyone came up to us and said your vows were beautiful, the ceremony was lovely. This was one of my favorite parts of the wedding for sure. I'm so glad I chose Sue and I will recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant.
I found Sue on wedding wire after deciding I wanted a little more than what a justice of the peace could do for a Read more...
I found Sue on wedding wire after deciding I wanted a little more than what a justice of the peace could do for a ceremony. We have been working with her since last year and she made our ideas into a beautiful ceremony. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Everyone came up to us and said your vows were beautiful, the ceremony was lovely. This was one of my favorite parts of the wedding for sure. I'm so glad I chose Sue and I will recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant. Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Meagan! I'm so glad I was able to help you and Matthew create a meaningful ceremony and personalized vows. You put your heart and soul into your wedding day and it showed!
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Ben
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
It was truly a pleasure working with Rev. Sue.

Sue put extensive work in to our wedding ceremony as we repeatedly made changes, added new wrinkles, and changed times. She promptly responded to emails and worked with us via Skype when we couldn't meet in person.

In the ultimate sign of dedication, Rev. Sue performed our ceremony on crutches after undergoing knee surgery just a week prior.

Sue is a true professional, and I am truly happy that my wife and I had the opportunity to get to know her over the past year. Without hesitation, I would recommend Sue to anyone.
It was truly a pleasure working with Rev. Sue.

Sue put extensive work in to our wedding ceremony as we Read more...
It was truly a pleasure working with Rev. Sue.

Sue put extensive work in to our wedding ceremony as we repeatedly made changes, added new wrinkles, and changed times. She promptly responded to emails and worked with us via Skype when we couldn't meet in person.

In the ultimate sign of dedication, Rev. Sue performed our ceremony on crutches after undergoing knee surgery just a week prior.

Sue is a true professional, and I am truly happy that my wife and I had the opportunity to get to know her over the past year. Without hesitation, I would recommend Sue to anyone. Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Ben! I'm so glad that we had all the time we needed to craft such a special ceremony, my first incorporating Filipino traditions. I give you and your bride a lot of credit for including traditions that meant so much to your bride's family. It was an honor to be with you!
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Julianna
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of having Rev Sue officiate our wedding. The ceremony that she helped us create was so beautiful and intimate. Everything was so personalized which made the ceremony so much more meaningful and memorable. Listening to my husband read his own vows will be one of the moments that I remember and cherish the most. We received so many compliments on the ceremony - which is typically something that gets glossed over by guests. Definitely a reflection of Rev Sue's ability to craft an unforgettable ceremony. Rev Sue was always quick to respond and available for meetings. I highly recommend her services!
We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of having Rev Sue officiate our wedding. The ceremony that she helped us Read more...
We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of having Rev Sue officiate our wedding. The ceremony that she helped us create was so beautiful and intimate. Everything was so personalized which made the ceremony so much more meaningful and memorable. Listening to my husband read his own vows will be one of the moments that I remember and cherish the most. We received so many compliments on the ceremony - which is typically something that gets glossed over by guests. Definitely a reflection of Rev Sue's ability to craft an unforgettable ceremony. Rev Sue was always quick to respond and available for meetings. I highly recommend her services! Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Julianna, You and your husband brought so much heart to your vows and the ceremony - which made my part of creating a ceremony a pure delight!
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Chrsitine
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Sue. is an amazing lady and she did a fantastic job! I really do mean that. She kept everyone engaged with small stories of my husband and I.... keeping our ceremony unique. Even before the ceremony, we enjoyed our time with her... we laughed a lot. She is very personable and I highly recommend hiring her. You will be very pleased.
Rev Sue. is an amazing lady and she did a fantastic job! I really do mean that. She kept everyone engaged with small Read more...
Rev Sue. is an amazing lady and she did a fantastic job! I really do mean that. She kept everyone engaged with small stories of my husband and I.... keeping our ceremony unique. Even before the ceremony, we enjoyed our time with her... we laughed a lot. She is very personable and I highly recommend hiring her. You will be very pleased. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Sue is absolutely a joy to work with! She is warm, funny, and thoughtful and the kind of person who you not only want to work with, but you find yourself totally gravitating toward and becoming friends with as well. We met with her in person twice before our wedding day and each time we got more out of the meetings than we expected because in her efforts to get to know you, she asks you to reflect on your relationship in ways that I know my husband and I had never really done before. Talking to her is like therapy and we would always walk out of meetings with Rev. Sue grinning, and feeling closer to each other than before.

My husband and I also were impressed by how much of a pro she is! During our ceremony, she kept things in mind, like how our pictures were going to look. She directed us to position our hands a certain way during our exchange of rings so the photographer could get a good photo. She also stepped aside during our first kiss so the photographer could capture the moment. It's just so thoughtful and professional and one of the reasons why my husband and I could not stop gushing about her.

We would recommend Rev. Sue 1000%. She's the best - great officiant and great person - and my husband and I have already chatted about paying her a visit in Rockport, MA for vow renewals and baby blessings :)
Rev. Sue is absolutely a joy to work with! She is warm, funny, and thoughtful and the kind of person who you not only want Read more...
Rev. Sue is absolutely a joy to work with! She is warm, funny, and thoughtful and the kind of person who you not only want to work with, but you find yourself totally gravitating toward and becoming friends with as well. We met with her in person twice before our wedding day and each time we got more out of the meetings than we expected because in her efforts to get to know you, she asks you to reflect on your relationship in ways that I know my husband and I had never really done before. Talking to her is like therapy and we would always walk out of meetings with Rev. Sue grinning, and feeling closer to each other than before.

My husband and I also were impressed by how much of a pro she is! During our ceremony, she kept things in mind, like how our pictures were going to look. She directed us to position our hands a certain way during our exchange of rings so the photographer could get a good photo. She also stepped aside during our first kiss so the photographer could capture the moment. It's just so thoughtful and professional and one of the reasons why my husband and I could not stop gushing about her.

We would recommend Rev. Sue 1000%. She's the best - great officiant and great person - and my husband and I have already chatted about paying her a visit in Rockport, MA for vow renewals and baby blessings :) Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thanks Joanna! You and Doug are just so wonderful that it made getting to know you and performing your ceremony a sheer joy! I look forward to seeing you in Rockport! ?
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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Reverend Sue about a year in advance and she was so warm and responsive throughout the whole ceremony planning process. We loved being able to personalize each aspect of our ceremony (readings, blessing, vows, etc) and Reverend Sue was always available to offer advice or suggestions. Many people told us that our ceremony 1) was one of their favorite ever and 2) made them cry (tears of happiness!). I highly recommend Reverend Sue as a wedding officiant and also for pre-marital counseling. She is wonderful!
We booked Reverend Sue about a year in advance and she was so warm and responsive throughout the whole ceremony planning Read more...
We booked Reverend Sue about a year in advance and she was so warm and responsive throughout the whole ceremony planning process. We loved being able to personalize each aspect of our ceremony (readings, blessing, vows, etc) and Reverend Sue was always available to offer advice or suggestions. Many people told us that our ceremony 1) was one of their favorite ever and 2) made them cry (tears of happiness!). I highly recommend Reverend Sue as a wedding officiant and also for pre-marital counseling. She is wonderful! Read less
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Rev. Sue responded with the following comments:

Thank you Megan! What a joy to be part of your journey to marriage! The two of you touched my heart. Celebrating your wedding was a blessing!

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