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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward

Southern Ca

LOCATION

Southern CA, US 90222 (map)

PHONE

310-738-0541

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Dear Engaged Couples,
There are a lot of wonderful officiants and celebrants out there so you may be wondering what sets me apart from the rest. Let me begin by saying that I am a... Read more
Dear Engaged Couples,
There are a lot of wonderful officiants and celebrants out there so you may be wondering what sets me apart from the rest. Let me begin by saying that I am a trained celebrant, minister and anthropologist which means that I have both spiritual and academic insight, along with practical experience, into the history and creation of ceremony and ritual and the importance that many people place on their role when celebrating the milestones of their lives. Secondly, I am fully vested in providing you with caring service and an attentive ear. Beginning with our initial contact I pay attention to what you want and don't want in your ceremony and will work to co-create that ceremony with you. When I arrive at our initial consultation I will bring sample ceremonies and photos from past weddings so you can get a sense of my style. During the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, I am but a phone call, text message or email away if you want to bounce an idea off me or make changes. I also use this time to coordinate with your wedding planner and other professionals so that we can work together to ensure that your wedding goes smoothly. Finally on the day of your wedding I arrive 45 minutes - 1 hour early to review the license and work out any details and then, rather than rushing off to my next appointment, I allow ample time after your wedding for signing the license and other post-ceremony details. If you have any wedding related problems or questions after the big day I am at your service. In short, I'm there for you from beginning to end. Your Wedding Package Includes: Complimentary initial face-to-face consultation Unlimited support and follow-up via email, telephone and Skype Customized or standard wedding ceremony My arrival 1 hour prior to ceremony start time Notary services Completing and filing of marriage license Timely response to any post-ceremony issues So if you're planning a wedding in the Southern California area, please contact me by telephone at (310) 738-0541 or email at celebrant@aritetocelebrate.com
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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, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact I prefer to perform weddings in natural settings.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I prefer to wear a dark skirt or pants suit, but my attire reflects the nature and location of the wedding and the choices of the couple. I also have a traditional black robe to wear if that is the couple's preference.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I have several pre-written ceremonies from whch the couple can choose, I can write a custom ceremony or the couple may write their own vows.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I do.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No the couple may read from any source they like or I can offer suggestions.
How long are your ceremonies?
The average ceremony last about 18 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, if I'm available.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, I have a personal PA system that can be provided with advance notice. However the couple or the venue must supply the power.

REVIEWS

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Nelinda
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie...
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie...
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!!
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!!
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!! Read less
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Omar
Wedding:
2/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made our wedding less stressful.
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made Read more...
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made our wedding less stressful. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party.
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party.
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
10/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Los Angeles on the beach. She helped us pick the perfect beach and location by the Santa Monica Pier. She was always available to help me with all my questions, and I had plenty. She was on time, and helped us get all the preperations done before and during the ceremony.
The price was very fair and would use her again and recommend her to everyone. The words she chose to use for our wedding were perfect and very sweet. She will/can customize anything you want. I just cant say enough about her. She was wonderful and my advice to you is USE REV CONNIE...
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Read more...
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Los Angeles on the beach. She helped us pick the perfect beach and location by the Santa Monica Pier. She was always available to help me with all my questions, and I had plenty. She was on time, and helped us get all the preperations done before and during the ceremony.
The price was very fair and would use her again and recommend her to everyone. The words she chose to use for our wedding were perfect and very sweet. She will/can customize anything you want. I just cant say enough about her. She was wonderful and my advice to you is USE REV CONNIE... Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you Tammy for such a great review. I'm going to use this one as my new featured review.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with both the date and time after I had to keep changing it based on our schedules and the schedule of our witness. She also allowed us to dictate how we wanted the wedding to feel- we wanted only a brief ceremony with plenty of time to exchange our written vows, and she gave us just that. It was simple and perfect for us, and Connie was warm, courteous and thoughtful. It was a joy to have her be a part of our special day and I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an officiant!
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with Read more...
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with both the date and time after I had to keep changing it based on our schedules and the schedule of our witness. She also allowed us to dictate how we wanted the wedding to feel- we wanted only a brief ceremony with plenty of time to exchange our written vows, and she gave us just that. It was simple and perfect for us, and Connie was warm, courteous and thoughtful. It was a joy to have her be a part of our special day and I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an officiant! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even without a rehearsal. (We chose not to have one)

Connie helped make our day a beautiful lasting memory.
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even Read more...
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even without a rehearsal. (We chose not to have one)

Connie helped make our day a beautiful lasting memory. Read less
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Demery
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. She made our special day all the more special! We highly recommend her!
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. Read more...
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. She made our special day all the more special! We highly recommend her! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to respond to my calls or emails, and she customized the ceremony to fit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect, the wording was great and she even used information about where we were getting married (under a giant oak tree) in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding she was on time and ready to help us. She was flexible when, at the last minute, we said that we would like to face our friends and family, and she helped us maneuver the microphone so we could do so. Since my husband and I live 4 hours from where the wedding took place, it was so helpful and convenient that she was able to notarize all the extra paperwork for changing my name. Thank you, Rev. Jones-Steward, for all of your help and your superb words.
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to Read more...
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to respond to my calls or emails, and she customized the ceremony to fit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect, the wording was great and she even used information about where we were getting married (under a giant oak tree) in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding she was on time and ready to help us. She was flexible when, at the last minute, we said that we would like to face our friends and family, and she helped us maneuver the microphone so we could do so. Since my husband and I live 4 hours from where the wedding took place, it was so helpful and convenient that she was able to notarize all the extra paperwork for changing my name. Thank you, Rev. Jones-Steward, for all of your help and your superb words. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kathryn. it was such a pleasure to work with you and Matthew. The planning process can be tricky when there is a great distance between the officiant and the couple, so thank you for always being available and responsive when clarification or input was needed.
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kandice
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her and will use her for our other events!
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her Read more...
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her and will use her for our other events! Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I too felt as if we've known each other for years. Sometimes personalities just click :)
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monica
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie was amazing! She was organized, professional, and friendly from the planning process all the way to our big day. She helped to make our wedding ceremony perfect!!!!
Rev. Connie was amazing! She was organized, professional, and friendly from the planning process all the way to our big Read more...
Rev. Connie was amazing! She was organized, professional, and friendly from the planning process all the way to our big day. She helped to make our wedding ceremony perfect!!!! Read less
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Aymee
Wedding:
3/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Reverend Connie! She was courteous, respectful, professional, and an all-around fabulous woman on my special day! She really listened when I told her about the unique things I needed in my ceremony. I'm so grateful I found her to officiate.
I can't say enough great things about Reverend Connie! She was courteous, respectful, professional, and an all-around Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Reverend Connie! She was courteous, respectful, professional, and an all-around fabulous woman on my special day! She really listened when I told her about the unique things I needed in my ceremony. I'm so grateful I found her to officiate. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Aymee. It was a delight to officiate for the two of you. I love small, intimate weddings and your hospitality to both me and my husband was much appreciated.
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shonett
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I would like to say Connie did an AMAZING job on our wedding 3/30/13.
No one could have done a better job!!!

Much love.

Shon
I would like to say Connie did an AMAZING job on our wedding 3/30/13.
No one could have done a better job!!!
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I would like to say Connie did an AMAZING job on our wedding 3/30/13.
No one could have done a better job!!!

Much love.

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Debbie
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward was the most personable, professional, and kindest wedding officiant we interviewed. We are more than happy that we chose her to marry us.
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward was the most personable, professional, and kindest wedding officiant we interviewed. We are Read more...
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward was the most personable, professional, and kindest wedding officiant we interviewed. We are more than happy that we chose her to marry us. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Debbie. I am very happy to have been chosen by you and Tony. I love starting the new year by bringing couples together in marriage.
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Charlotte
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward save my wedding ceremony and was awesome from beginning to end. My original minister's husband had taken very ill and she had to cancel 2 days before my ceremony. I was panicked (as all brides are during this stressful time) and I thought all was lost. My officiant was kind enough to find her replacement in Rev. Jones-Steward. And let me tell you she was not only timely, professional, calming (in every way), kind, attentative, but she was also gracious and warm. I told my minister (who happens to be a very good friend) that I felt as if I had known Rev. Jones-Steward all of my life and that she was absolutely perfect for us.

I can't say enough about her, everyone at the wedding adored her and she made our wedding day even more special for having her gifts and presence at the center of our day.

Yes .... I would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone, she is one of the most kindest individuals you will ever meet and she will make your day as special as you are.

Thank you again Rev. Connie for making our day not only possible, but beautiful.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Charlotte Rougeau
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward save my wedding ceremony and was awesome from beginning to end. My original minister's Read more...
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward save my wedding ceremony and was awesome from beginning to end. My original minister's husband had taken very ill and she had to cancel 2 days before my ceremony. I was panicked (as all brides are during this stressful time) and I thought all was lost. My officiant was kind enough to find her replacement in Rev. Jones-Steward. And let me tell you she was not only timely, professional, calming (in every way), kind, attentative, but she was also gracious and warm. I told my minister (who happens to be a very good friend) that I felt as if I had known Rev. Jones-Steward all of my life and that she was absolutely perfect for us.

I can't say enough about her, everyone at the wedding adored her and she made our wedding day even more special for having her gifts and presence at the center of our day.

Yes .... I would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone, she is one of the most kindest individuals you will ever meet and she will make your day as special as you are.

Thank you again Rev. Connie for making our day not only possible, but beautiful.

Warmest regards,

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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Charlotte for your beautiful words. I feel as if Divine intervention bought us together and I truly am grateful to have had the chance to work with you and your family.
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vanessa
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Connie was absolutely wonderful. She helped give us the wedding we always dreamed of. She always made us feel very comfortable and was very accommodating to everything we wanted in the ceremony. . We have gotten multiple compliments on the wedding ceremony and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, loved her. We would highly recommend her.
Connie was absolutely wonderful. She helped give us the wedding we always dreamed of. She always made us feel very Read more...
Connie was absolutely wonderful. She helped give us the wedding we always dreamed of. She always made us feel very comfortable and was very accommodating to everything we wanted in the ceremony. . We have gotten multiple compliments on the wedding ceremony and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, loved her. We would highly recommend her. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Vanessa and Dan! It was a pleasure working with both of you and meeting your parents. Both of you have such wonderful senses of humor and my husband are still fondly remembering your mother's empanadas.
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie was amazing. She worked closely with us to create the perfect vows. She was professional and compassionate and we couldn't have been happier with our ceremony. : )
Reverend Connie was amazing. She worked closely with us to create the perfect vows. She was professional and compassionate Read more...
Reverend Connie was amazing. She worked closely with us to create the perfect vows. She was professional and compassionate and we couldn't have been happier with our ceremony. : ) Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sarah. You ad Brian were such a genuine couple and a pleasure to work with. You made me feel very welcomed in your home and I appreciate that so much.
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A
Wedding:
9/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Connie was a pleasure to work with. She was easy to communicate with and responded to all our questions quickly. We had a lovely simple private ceremony and she was well organized and relaxed, keeping it as low key as we had hoped for. We would highly recommend her as a wonderful officiant for any wedding.
Connie was a pleasure to work with. She was easy to communicate with and responded to all our questions quickly. We had a Read more...
Connie was a pleasure to work with. She was easy to communicate with and responded to all our questions quickly. We had a lovely simple private ceremony and she was well organized and relaxed, keeping it as low key as we had hoped for. We would highly recommend her as a wonderful officiant for any wedding. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you. I loved meeting you and your now/new husband. I knew from your first email that the two of you and your elopement would be one of my most pleasingly, memorable ceremonies.
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Carly
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
On behalf of me and my husband we would like to just say that Reverend Connie-Jones was amazing and everyone thought that our ceremony was just beautiful and she made it so special for me and my husband and we thank her and will always remember our wedding. Thank you. Mr. and Mrs. Lee
On behalf of me and my husband we would like to just say that Reverend Connie-Jones was amazing and everyone thought that Read more...
On behalf of me and my husband we would like to just say that Reverend Connie-Jones was amazing and everyone thought that our ceremony was just beautiful and she made it so special for me and my husband and we thank her and will always remember our wedding. Thank you. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Carly. You and John made a beautiful and radiant couple. You were both nothing less than gracious and wonderful to work with and it is my pleasure to have been your officiant.
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Sequoia Olivia
Wedding:
7/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie,

Intuited the perfect words to sanctify our marriage. I'm a poet, people thought I had written the words Rev. Connie gathered from spirit. We will always remember the gift she gave.
Rev. Connie,

Intuited the perfect words to sanctify our marriage. I'm a poet, people thought I had written the Read more...
Rev. Connie,

Intuited the perfect words to sanctify our marriage. I'm a poet, people thought I had written the words Rev. Connie gathered from spirit. We will always remember the gift she gave. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Wow, thanks for the powerful review. It is much appreciated. I was happy to solemize your union with Brian.
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sykestaylor123
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was perfect! Connie was professional and chose the perfect words for our ceremony!
Our wedding day was perfect! Connie was professional and chose the perfect words for our ceremony!
Our wedding day was perfect! Connie was professional and chose the perfect words for our ceremony! Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Annette and Nichole. It was a pleasure working with you from beginning to end.
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STBMrsMorgan
Wedding:
1/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Connie was very helpful with vowel selections and easy to work with when wanted to make changes. Even last minute as I requested. Very professional and kind. Would recommend to anyone in need of a wedding officiant or notary.
Connie was very helpful with vowel selections and easy to work with when wanted to make changes. Even last minute as I Read more...
Connie was very helpful with vowel selections and easy to work with when wanted to make changes. Even last minute as I requested. Very professional and kind. Would recommend to anyone in need of a wedding officiant or notary. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Theresia. It means the world to me that you and your groom are pleased with my services.
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jackie2011
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Celebrant Connie Jones-Steward did an exceptional job at our wedding. She listened to what we wanted and incorporated our ideas into our ceremony. Our wedding wad delayed for reasons beyond our control and she was calm and helpful during a very stressful situation. I would recommend her to any couple in need of an officiant.
Celebrant Connie Jones-Steward did an exceptional job at our wedding. She listened to what we wanted and incorporated our Read more...
Celebrant Connie Jones-Steward did an exceptional job at our wedding. She listened to what we wanted and incorporated our ideas into our ceremony. Our wedding wad delayed for reasons beyond our control and she was calm and helpful during a very stressful situation. I would recommend her to any couple in need of an officiant. Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jackie. It was a wonderful experience to help you and Carl plan and execute your ceremony. This was my first wedding to involve children and I just thought they were all so cute and delightful to work with.
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Bianca
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Connie has a pleasant personality, she pays attention to details, and goes beyond the call of duty to make your special day amazing!
Connie has a pleasant personality, she pays attention to details, and goes beyond the call of duty to make your special Read more...
Connie has a pleasant personality, she pays attention to details, and goes beyond the call of duty to make your special day amazing! Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the great review Bianca. It was wonderful working with you and Michael and meeting your families. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any post-wedding questions.
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Renee
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
WOW! Minister Jones-Steward is not only an officiant but she also doubles as a planner/assistant. She was there for us to answer numerous questions and help guide us in positive directions to make our day special.
She is organized, creative, and timely! She even arrived to our ceremony early and helped with decorating since the original decorators were behind schedule! I couldn't believe it!
Wonderful woman to have behind/beside/with you on your special day.
WOW! Minister Jones-Steward is not only an officiant but she also doubles as a planner/assistant. She was there for us to Read more...
WOW! Minister Jones-Steward is not only an officiant but she also doubles as a planner/assistant. She was there for us to answer numerous questions and help guide us in positive directions to make our day special.
She is organized, creative, and timely! She even arrived to our ceremony early and helped with decorating since the original decorators were behind schedule! I couldn't believe it!
Wonderful woman to have behind/beside/with you on your special day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Renee. It was wonderful working with you to make your dream day a reality. The venue was beautiful and the reception was so much fun. I'm honored to have been included.
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AP
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very happy to have Minister Connie officiate our wedding. We had a simple wedding ceremony in a public park and her fees fit our budget. We liked the words she wrote for the ceremony which reflected our story. She was also very accommodating. She was able to include some last minute changes into the ceremony.
We were very happy to have Minister Connie officiate our wedding. We had a simple wedding ceremony in a public park and Read more...
We were very happy to have Minister Connie officiate our wedding. We had a simple wedding ceremony in a public park and her fees fit our budget. We liked the words she wrote for the ceremony which reflected our story. She was also very accommodating. She was able to include some last minute changes into the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you AP. It was a pleasure working with the both of you and also a pleasure to meet your friends.

Be Blessed
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Babagirl
Wedding:
1/23/2003
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Minister Jones-Stewart and her wonderful handling of a very special situation in my life.
I had been in a committed relationship for over 20 years when I found out my future husband had a terminal illness. We had not been planning to get married, but when we got the terrible news, we wanted to complete our relationship by getting married. I was afraid it was too late, but when I contacted Rev. Jones-Stewart she arranged for me to get an immediate marriage license (I picked it up on the day he left the hospital, the same day I called her), and we were married the very next day.
Her thoughtfulness and immediate response to my situation made a beautiful ceremony out of what could have been a devastating experience. I was able to have the ceremony I wanted, with the words I wanted, and in the place of my choice. I Don't think this could have happened if not for Rev. Jones-Steward.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Barbara Morgan
I can't say enough about Minister Jones-Stewart and her wonderful handling of a very special situation in my life.
I Read more...
I can't say enough about Minister Jones-Stewart and her wonderful handling of a very special situation in my life.
I had been in a committed relationship for over 20 years when I found out my future husband had a terminal illness. We had not been planning to get married, but when we got the terrible news, we wanted to complete our relationship by getting married. I was afraid it was too late, but when I contacted Rev. Jones-Stewart she arranged for me to get an immediate marriage license (I picked it up on the day he left the hospital, the same day I called her), and we were married the very next day.
Her thoughtfulness and immediate response to my situation made a beautiful ceremony out of what could have been a devastating experience. I was able to have the ceremony I wanted, with the words I wanted, and in the place of my choice. I Don't think this could have happened if not for Rev. Jones-Steward.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Barbara. It was a wonderful experience helping you and Paul to formalize your relationship in the eyes of the law even though I'm sure that Divinity already recognized your commitment and love for one another.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
1/1/2014
4.9/5.0
We really thought we'd have trouble finding someone to make our wedding ceremony become a reality. January 1, 2014 at the stroke of midnight...at the beach! Rev. Connie Jones-Steward accepted the challenge and performed a beautiful ceremony for us. She was kind, patient, flexible, timely, organized, open-minded, knowledgeable, and professional. If we were EVER going to do it again, we would not hesitate to contact her. Thank you, Rev. Connie. You remind us that professional integrity still exists.
We really thought we'd have trouble finding someone to make our wedding ceremony become a reality. January 1, 2014 at the Read more...
We really thought we'd have trouble finding someone to make our wedding ceremony become a reality. January 1, 2014 at the stroke of midnight...at the beach! Rev. Connie Jones-Steward accepted the challenge and performed a beautiful ceremony for us. She was kind, patient, flexible, timely, organized, open-minded, knowledgeable, and professional. If we were EVER going to do it again, we would not hesitate to contact her. Thank you, Rev. Connie. You remind us that professional integrity still exists. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you! Planning a NYE Wedding for the stroke of midnight was a welcomed challenge and I'm happy that the two of you were pleased with the results.
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Taupec
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Connie was great to work with!
Connie was great to work with!
Connie was great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thanks, it was great to work with you too!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Connie did a great job as the officiant for my wedding. My partner and I chose to write our own ceremony and we were running late in getting our text to her, but Connie was patient and understanding. We also took a fairly unorthodox approach to our ceremony and its location, and Connie was interested in a respectful way, while being open-minded throughout. When the ceremony was late in starting, Connie was totally unflustered, even though she had shown up half an hour earlier (and at short notice) at our request. Connie also communicated very promptly and reliably around sending our signed marriage licence off for processing.
Connie did a great job as the officiant for my wedding. My partner and I chose to write our own ceremony and we were Read more...
Connie did a great job as the officiant for my wedding. My partner and I chose to write our own ceremony and we were running late in getting our text to her, but Connie was patient and understanding. We also took a fairly unorthodox approach to our ceremony and its location, and Connie was interested in a respectful way, while being open-minded throughout. When the ceremony was late in starting, Connie was totally unflustered, even though she had shown up half an hour earlier (and at short notice) at our request. Connie also communicated very promptly and reliably around sending our signed marriage licence off for processing. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jonathan
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was very memorable and dare we say perfect in some ways too. Reverend Connie helped us get there. Her experience enabled her to craft a ceremony that was beautiful, meaningful and memorable to us and our family.

Thank You Reverend Connie
Blessings

Jonathan and Alexa
Our wedding was very memorable and dare we say perfect in some ways too. Reverend Connie helped us get there. Her Read more...
Our wedding was very memorable and dare we say perfect in some ways too. Reverend Connie helped us get there. Her experience enabled her to craft a ceremony that was beautiful, meaningful and memorable to us and our family.

Thank You Reverend Connie
Blessings

Jonathan and Alexa Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review. It was great working with the wo of you from start to finish.
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LeRoLa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.3/5.0
Rev. Connie was not only an unexpected joy in our planning process but she was genuine in understanding our situation, ceremony preferences and spiritual point-of-view. She was accomodating in meeting with us and having the appropriate paperwork to ensure that the ceremony met our requirements. She even used the information from our contract to make personalized comments during our ceremony- this made us really happy!

The issues we had with the quality of service was that she continually called me by the incorrect pronunciation of my name during the ceremony- even after I said my name aloud and correctly. That was the time for her to pick up on the difference and make the adjustment. Also, the script she used was slightly different from the agreed upon version my partner and I had so we felt a little lost at times; not to mention, Rev. Connie forgot to pause the ceremony for the soloist resulting in our having to have her perform during our first dance at the reception. Though these errors may make some cringe, her energy and attitude coupled with our resolve to go with the flow no matter what, really did make for an amazingly beautiful and sincerely memorable ceremony. I am ever-grateful to the universe for having brought Rev. Connie into our lives for the purpose of officiating our handfasting ceremony!
Rev. Connie was not only an unexpected joy in our planning process but she was genuine in understanding our situation, Read more...
Rev. Connie was not only an unexpected joy in our planning process but she was genuine in understanding our situation, ceremony preferences and spiritual point-of-view. She was accomodating in meeting with us and having the appropriate paperwork to ensure that the ceremony met our requirements. She even used the information from our contract to make personalized comments during our ceremony- this made us really happy!

The issues we had with the quality of service was that she continually called me by the incorrect pronunciation of my name during the ceremony- even after I said my name aloud and correctly. That was the time for her to pick up on the difference and make the adjustment. Also, the script she used was slightly different from the agreed upon version my partner and I had so we felt a little lost at times; not to mention, Rev. Connie forgot to pause the ceremony for the soloist resulting in our having to have her perform during our first dance at the reception. Though these errors may make some cringe, her energy and attitude coupled with our resolve to go with the flow no matter what, really did make for an amazingly beautiful and sincerely memorable ceremony. I am ever-grateful to the universe for having brought Rev. Connie into our lives for the purpose of officiating our handfasting ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Hello Leah, I apologize but to the best of my knowledge I used the version of the ceremony that was approved and both of you performed admiirably. You never seemed lost, just a little nervous as is usual. Also this is the first time that I've heard that there was to be a solo sang during the ceremony. But you're right, it was a lovely ceremony and I thank you again for choosing me to officiate your ceremony.
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Sara
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.2/5.0
Responds quickly to all communications. Is flexible we had planned on a outdoor wedding with a dove release but it ended up raining and the wedding was moved inside she quickly changed from the dove ceremony to a sand ceremony with no problems.
Responds quickly to all communications. Is flexible we had planned on a outdoor wedding with a dove release but it ended Read more...
Responds quickly to all communications. Is flexible we had planned on a outdoor wedding with a dove release but it ended up raining and the wedding was moved inside she quickly changed from the dove ceremony to a sand ceremony with no problems. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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