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Reverend Penelope Morningstar

Wilmington , NC
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LOCATION

996 Birch Creek Drive
Wilmington, NC US 28403 (map)

PHONE

910-260-4926

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

More than 15 years of performing weddings on our beautiful beaches and in our charming city. From the most private elopement to the most elegant affair, Rev. Penelope is an experienced... Read more
More than 15 years of performing weddings on our beautiful beaches and in our charming city. From the most private elopement to the most elegant affair, Rev. Penelope is an experienced professional with a warm personal touch and lots of expertise. Her heartfelt words will touch you and your guests making yours the beautiful and memorable ceremony you have always dreamed of having. Call or email today for free consultation and availability questions.

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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?
No

REVIEWS

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Mary
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect! Rev. Morningstar was magnificent! Hardly a dry eye in the chapel! We have received so many compliments on the sacredness and beauty of our vows. Several persons commented on the impact hearing our vows had on their own marriages. She was delightful throughout the planning process. Open, graceful & grace filled! Thank you Reverend Morningstar!
Absolutely perfect! Rev. Morningstar was magnificent! Hardly a dry eye in the chapel! We have received so many compliments Read more...
Absolutely perfect! Rev. Morningstar was magnificent! Hardly a dry eye in the chapel! We have received so many compliments on the sacredness and beauty of our vows. Several persons commented on the impact hearing our vows had on their own marriages. She was delightful throughout the planning process. Open, graceful & grace filled! Thank you Reverend Morningstar! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Penelope was awesome to work with, and the ceremony took place flawlessly. Everyone has made comments about how much they loved the vows and that they had a much more special feel than what they have experienced before. Thanks again!
Penelope was awesome to work with, and the ceremony took place flawlessly. Everyone has made comments about how much they Read more...
Penelope was awesome to work with, and the ceremony took place flawlessly. Everyone has made comments about how much they loved the vows and that they had a much more special feel than what they have experienced before. Thanks again! Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Penelope was terrific. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. She was very helpful, flexible and attentive. We are going to use her when we renew our vows. We called and she made herself available within one week. Wow. She's great.
Penelope was terrific. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. She was very helpful, flexible and attentive. We are Read more...
Penelope was terrific. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. She was very helpful, flexible and attentive. We are going to use her when we renew our vows. We called and she made herself available within one week. Wow. She's great. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Great officiant! Made my day so special. Was on time, efficient, and communicated great before the big day.
Great officiant! Made my day so special. Was on time, efficient, and communicated great before the big day.
Great officiant! Made my day so special. Was on time, efficient, and communicated great before the big day. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Penelope was our officiant for our April 2014 wedding. She was super sweet and we are glad we chose her. I have to say, she was extremely responsive and flexible, which we really appreciated. I happened to email her a few days before we were heading down to Wilmington- she immediately responded, we were able to talk on the phone that same night, and then were able to meet with her in person that same week. She provided us a few ideas for our ceremony based on our discussions and personality, from which we were able to customize our full ceremony start to finish. Thanks to the suggestions Penelope sent us, we created something very special and memorable. Everything went perfectly for rehearsal and wedding day. Thanks Penelope!
Penelope was our officiant for our April 2014 wedding. She was super sweet and we are glad we chose her. I have to say, Read more...
Penelope was our officiant for our April 2014 wedding. She was super sweet and we are glad we chose her. I have to say, she was extremely responsive and flexible, which we really appreciated. I happened to email her a few days before we were heading down to Wilmington- she immediately responded, we were able to talk on the phone that same night, and then were able to meet with her in person that same week. She provided us a few ideas for our ceremony based on our discussions and personality, from which we were able to customize our full ceremony start to finish. Thanks to the suggestions Penelope sent us, we created something very special and memorable. Everything went perfectly for rehearsal and wedding day. Thanks Penelope! Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely lovely to work with! She met with us and helped us customize our ceremony (providing many helpful samples!). She was professional and punctual at all times, and was a joy to have officiate for us on our special day. We would recommend her to anyone in the Wilmington area without reservation!
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely lovely to work with! She met with us and helped us customize our ceremony (providing many Read more...
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely lovely to work with! She met with us and helped us customize our ceremony (providing many helpful samples!). She was professional and punctual at all times, and was a joy to have officiate for us on our special day. We would recommend her to anyone in the Wilmington area without reservation! Read less
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Aimee
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Penelope was wonderful!! I could not have had better, she made everything flow smoothly, answered all of our questions, and was all around incredible!!
Penelope was wonderful!! I could not have had better, she made everything flow smoothly, answered all of our questions, Read more...
Penelope was wonderful!! I could not have had better, she made everything flow smoothly, answered all of our questions, and was all around incredible!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Penelope was easy to work with and very flexible as we worked around weather and trying to choose the best day for our small wedding. She provided us with vow samples and encouraged us to choose or modify them to fit our personalities. She is dependable and sincere and I would fully recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. Thank you Penelope :)
Penelope was easy to work with and very flexible as we worked around weather and trying to choose the best day for our Read more...
Penelope was easy to work with and very flexible as we worked around weather and trying to choose the best day for our small wedding. She provided us with vow samples and encouraged us to choose or modify them to fit our personalities. She is dependable and sincere and I would fully recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. Thank you Penelope :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Penelope was great to work with - very responsive to all emails. I loved that she met with us in person before the day of to get to know us a little, and to discuss the personal details of our ceremony. She was helpful with advice on the best way to do certain things, and answered every one of my questions. She was also flexible with some last minute changes. She did a great job at the rehearsal (making sure everything moved along, etc). We loved the words she used during the ceremony - very beautiful and eloquent.
Penelope was great to work with - very responsive to all emails. I loved that she met with us in person before the day of Read more...
Penelope was great to work with - very responsive to all emails. I loved that she met with us in person before the day of to get to know us a little, and to discuss the personal details of our ceremony. She was helpful with advice on the best way to do certain things, and answered every one of my questions. She was also flexible with some last minute changes. She did a great job at the rehearsal (making sure everything moved along, etc). We loved the words she used during the ceremony - very beautiful and eloquent. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Mrs. Morningstar. She helped us from the very first day that I contacted her. Our ceremony was short and sweet with just a few of our close friends and family and she tailored it to our needs! It was a wonderful moment that we will never forget! Thank You so much!
We would highly recommend Mrs. Morningstar. She helped us from the very first day that I contacted her. Our ceremony was Read more...
We would highly recommend Mrs. Morningstar. She helped us from the very first day that I contacted her. Our ceremony was short and sweet with just a few of our close friends and family and she tailored it to our needs! It was a wonderful moment that we will never forget! Thank You so much! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope was awesome! She worked with us to come up with the best ceremony to fit our needs and style. My husband and I are not from Wilmington, so we wanted someone who came highly recommended. Penelope met with us a couple of times and took the time to get to know us and made us feel like we were family. She was prompt and professional. Everyone who came to our wedding, said they had a great time and the ceremony was beautiful! Thanks Penelope!
Penelope was awesome! She worked with us to come up with the best ceremony to fit our needs and style. My husband and I Read more...
Penelope was awesome! She worked with us to come up with the best ceremony to fit our needs and style. My husband and I are not from Wilmington, so we wanted someone who came highly recommended. Penelope met with us a couple of times and took the time to get to know us and made us feel like we were family. She was prompt and professional. Everyone who came to our wedding, said they had a great time and the ceremony was beautiful! Thanks Penelope! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope was a dream to work with. She was very quick at getting back to me with all my questions, and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone who is getting married in the Wilmington area. I liked that she gave us vows to choose from and we were able it mold them into the perfect vows for our wedding day. She is very flexible and super easy to work with. If you chose her, you will not be disappointed!
Penelope was a dream to work with. She was very quick at getting back to me with all my questions, and was very Read more...
Penelope was a dream to work with. She was very quick at getting back to me with all my questions, and was very professional. I would recommend her to anyone who is getting married in the Wilmington area. I liked that she gave us vows to choose from and we were able it mold them into the perfect vows for our wedding day. She is very flexible and super easy to work with. If you chose her, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Penelope is a FANTASTIC choice for a wedding officiate. I got married at the Atrium and the day could not have been better. Throughout the entire process she was pleasant, extremely helpful, responsive, punctual, a great communicator, and an all-around lovely person. She will help you construct a ceremony that will fit your personality so that your day is truly special to you. I would recommend her to anyone for their upcoming day. She is sweet and professional, and would be the best choice to conduct the most important part of your big day!
Penelope is a FANTASTIC choice for a wedding officiate. I got married at the Atrium and the day could not have been Read more...
Penelope is a FANTASTIC choice for a wedding officiate. I got married at the Atrium and the day could not have been better. Throughout the entire process she was pleasant, extremely helpful, responsive, punctual, a great communicator, and an all-around lovely person. She will help you construct a ceremony that will fit your personality so that your day is truly special to you. I would recommend her to anyone for their upcoming day. She is sweet and professional, and would be the best choice to conduct the most important part of your big day! Read less
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Gail and Jack
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We were planning a very small wedding, just the two of us and four family members, and we contacted Penelope only a few weeks ahead. She responded very quickly and met with us right away. She is knowledgeable and professional, easy to work with and flexible. She helped us make our wedding exactly what we wanted. We were married yesterday and it was a perfect day! I highly recommend her and encourage anyone getting married in the Wilmington area to contact Penelope. You will be glad you did.
Thanks, Penelope for a beautiful ceremony!
We were planning a very small wedding, just the two of us and four family members, and we contacted Penelope only a few Read more...
We were planning a very small wedding, just the two of us and four family members, and we contacted Penelope only a few weeks ahead. She responded very quickly and met with us right away. She is knowledgeable and professional, easy to work with and flexible. She helped us make our wedding exactly what we wanted. We were married yesterday and it was a perfect day! I highly recommend her and encourage anyone getting married in the Wilmington area to contact Penelope. You will be glad you did.
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josh
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope provided all required services as proposed. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding. Our service was romantic and she had variety of services to choose from so that we would have a service that fit us personally.
Penelope provided all required services as proposed. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their Read more...
Penelope provided all required services as proposed. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding. Our service was romantic and she had variety of services to choose from so that we would have a service that fit us personally. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Penelope conducted our ceremony on Wrightsville Beach. She took the time to get to know us, allowed us to "borrow" portions of her wedding ceremony samples and add our own twist to make our day very special. Penelope was accommodated our requests without reservation. She was quick to send off our paperwork and we had our marriage license within a week. The best part about Penelope was that she didn't falter one bit when the seagulls hovered over our heads (for what seemed to be an eternity) during the ceremony!
Penelope conducted our ceremony on Wrightsville Beach. She took the time to get to know us, allowed us to "borrow" Read more...
Penelope conducted our ceremony on Wrightsville Beach. She took the time to get to know us, allowed us to "borrow" portions of her wedding ceremony samples and add our own twist to make our day very special. Penelope was accommodated our requests without reservation. She was quick to send off our paperwork and we had our marriage license within a week. The best part about Penelope was that she didn't falter one bit when the seagulls hovered over our heads (for what seemed to be an eternity) during the ceremony! Read less
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Janis
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married just this past weekend by Penelope and it was fantastic. We had a small quaint wedding on the beach and Penelope made it perfect. She was professional and beautiful. She knew exactly what she was doing and we feel fortunate to have had her perform our ceremony. Although our wedding was small, she made us feel like she thought it as important as the largest of weddings. After all, it was OUR wedding and it was large in our hearts. Thank you soo much Ms. Penelope! We are so happy!
Janis and Jeff Jackson
We were married just this past weekend by Penelope and it was fantastic. We had a small quaint wedding on the beach and Read more...
We were married just this past weekend by Penelope and it was fantastic. We had a small quaint wedding on the beach and Penelope made it perfect. She was professional and beautiful. She knew exactly what she was doing and we feel fortunate to have had her perform our ceremony. Although our wedding was small, she made us feel like she thought it as important as the largest of weddings. After all, it was OUR wedding and it was large in our hearts. Thank you soo much Ms. Penelope! We are so happy!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Morningstar was a big part of making our wedding day so special. She was a joy to meet and work with, and helped us to draft and create a service that was tailored to us, and our families. It was so beautiful that many of our guests asked for printed copies after the wedding! We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the Wilmington area.
Rev. Morningstar was a big part of making our wedding day so special. She was a joy to meet and work with, and helped us Read more...
Rev. Morningstar was a big part of making our wedding day so special. She was a joy to meet and work with, and helped us to draft and create a service that was tailored to us, and our families. It was so beautiful that many of our guests asked for printed copies after the wedding! We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the Wilmington area. Read less
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jessica and mitch
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mrs morningstar made our wedding day very special. She was very flexible and worked with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. We recomend her and her photographer to everyone! Will use them again when we renue our vows!
Mrs morningstar made our wedding day very special. She was very flexible and worked with us to make sure our ceremony was Read more...
Mrs morningstar made our wedding day very special. She was very flexible and worked with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. We recomend her and her photographer to everyone! Will use them again when we renue our vows! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having Penelope perform our ceremony. She was so easy to talk to and worked with us to make our ceremony perfect for us. I highly recommend her services!
We absolutely loved having Penelope perform our ceremony. She was so easy to talk to and worked with us to make our Read more...
We absolutely loved having Penelope perform our ceremony. She was so easy to talk to and worked with us to make our ceremony perfect for us. I highly recommend her services! Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope did a great job. Very accommodating to our needs.
Penelope did a great job. Very accommodating to our needs.
Penelope did a great job. Very accommodating to our needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Penelope was very easy to work with, fairly priced and dependable!
Penelope was very easy to work with, fairly priced and dependable!
Penelope was very easy to work with, fairly priced and dependable! Read less
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Lia
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope was a fantastic officiant to work with. She provided several options for ceremonies and allowed us to mix, match, and add until we had the "perfect" one for us. She was very quick to respond to e-mails when a question came up! Our ceremony was read beautifully and we received many compliments from our guests. We would highly recommend her services to others looking for an officiant.
Penelope was a fantastic officiant to work with. She provided several options for ceremonies and allowed us to mix, match, Read more...
Penelope was a fantastic officiant to work with. She provided several options for ceremonies and allowed us to mix, match, and add until we had the "perfect" one for us. She was very quick to respond to e-mails when a question came up! Our ceremony was read beautifully and we received many compliments from our guests. We would highly recommend her services to others looking for an officiant. Read less
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Charo
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Penelope is a true professional. We are so fortunate to have had her there on our wedding day, reading the words we'd written, and helping us become husband and wife. She was non-judgmental, accepting all of our ideas and wording, she was always helpful, offering suggestions and advice when we got a little stuck, and she was perfectly professional in her demeanor, delivery, and interactions. We've witnessed hundreds of weddings over the years, being wedding vendors ourselves, and we very rarely get to see ministers at Penelope's caliber. In our opinion, she is the best in all of Wilmington.
Penelope is a true professional. We are so fortunate to have had her there on our wedding day, reading the words we'd Read more...
Penelope is a true professional. We are so fortunate to have had her there on our wedding day, reading the words we'd written, and helping us become husband and wife. She was non-judgmental, accepting all of our ideas and wording, she was always helpful, offering suggestions and advice when we got a little stuck, and she was perfectly professional in her demeanor, delivery, and interactions. We've witnessed hundreds of weddings over the years, being wedding vendors ourselves, and we very rarely get to see ministers at Penelope's caliber. In our opinion, she is the best in all of Wilmington. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
In my search for officiants in the Wilmington area, I kept coming across Penelope's name. When I consulted with my other vendors, they highly recommended her for her wedding services and for her professionalism. She was prompt in replying to me and we arranged a meeting. My fiance and I found her to be very warm, and she was so helpful to give us several suggestions for the marriage ceremony wording and vows. We really liked that she was flexible and catered to the type of service we wanted and we were planning. She is very good at ensuring your wedding ceremony is special to you, as a couple. Penelope was always on time, and one step ahead--with making sure she had the marriage license from us to making sure our witnesses signed it and having it filed promptly at the courthouse. When we went to the courthouse to get the license weeks before the ceremony, they knew her by name and even had her phone number available for our licensing information! She is such a professional and had worked with my wedding venue coordinator and ceremony DJ several times before, so their communication was flawless. I highly recommend Penelope for your wedding ceremony.
In my search for officiants in the Wilmington area, I kept coming across Penelope's name. When I consulted with my other Read more...
In my search for officiants in the Wilmington area, I kept coming across Penelope's name. When I consulted with my other vendors, they highly recommended her for her wedding services and for her professionalism. She was prompt in replying to me and we arranged a meeting. My fiance and I found her to be very warm, and she was so helpful to give us several suggestions for the marriage ceremony wording and vows. We really liked that she was flexible and catered to the type of service we wanted and we were planning. She is very good at ensuring your wedding ceremony is special to you, as a couple. Penelope was always on time, and one step ahead--with making sure she had the marriage license from us to making sure our witnesses signed it and having it filed promptly at the courthouse. When we went to the courthouse to get the license weeks before the ceremony, they knew her by name and even had her phone number available for our licensing information! She is such a professional and had worked with my wedding venue coordinator and ceremony DJ several times before, so their communication was flawless. I highly recommend Penelope for your wedding ceremony. Read less
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Day
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Penelope was wonderful. You can really tell that she loves what she does and that it really matters to her that it's done well. We appreciated her genuine and spiritual nature. With her help and guidance, we were able to create a ceremony that truly represented us and our relationship. After the ceremony, our parents raved about how beautiful and heartfelt her words were. We are so happy that she was a part of our special day!
Working with Penelope was wonderful. You can really tell that she loves what she does and that it really matters to her Read more...
Working with Penelope was wonderful. You can really tell that she loves what she does and that it really matters to her that it's done well. We appreciated her genuine and spiritual nature. With her help and guidance, we were able to create a ceremony that truly represented us and our relationship. After the ceremony, our parents raved about how beautiful and heartfelt her words were. We are so happy that she was a part of our special day! Read less
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KThayer
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Penelope is so easy to work with. We meet with her and see explained the whole process and gave us some sample ceremonies. She was very professional and made sure that your ceremony was special. I was happy with Penelope and would definitely recommend her!
Penelope is so easy to work with. We meet with her and see explained the whole process and gave us some sample ceremonies. Read more...
Penelope is so easy to work with. We meet with her and see explained the whole process and gave us some sample ceremonies. She was very professional and made sure that your ceremony was special. I was happy with Penelope and would definitely recommend her! Read less
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lucyaf
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Morningstar was wonderful to work with. She offered suggestions on how to conduct our ceremony and gave us different ceremony options to choose from. I ended up mixing and matching a few different ceremonies. She was on time and a great help in filling out the paperwork for our marriage license. We had our license within a week. She was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her!
Reverend Morningstar was wonderful to work with. She offered suggestions on how to conduct our ceremony and gave us Read more...
Reverend Morningstar was wonderful to work with. She offered suggestions on how to conduct our ceremony and gave us different ceremony options to choose from. I ended up mixing and matching a few different ceremonies. She was on time and a great help in filling out the paperwork for our marriage license. We had our license within a week. She was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her! Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Penelope met with us a few months before our wedding. She guided us through how the ceremony would flow and kept in constant contact throughout out the planning process. She was very helpful and professional, she sent us sample ceremonies but also let us customize our own. After we customized our own ceremony she gave us tips on the order of events that made the ceremony flow easier. During the rehearsal she was on time and very helpful. I would highly recommend her to officiate your wedding!
Penelope met with us a few months before our wedding. She guided us through how the ceremony would flow and kept in Read more...
Penelope met with us a few months before our wedding. She guided us through how the ceremony would flow and kept in constant contact throughout out the planning process. She was very helpful and professional, she sent us sample ceremonies but also let us customize our own. After we customized our own ceremony she gave us tips on the order of events that made the ceremony flow easier. During the rehearsal she was on time and very helpful. I would highly recommend her to officiate your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved her, and she helped make our day wonderful.
Loved her, and she helped make our day wonderful.
Loved her, and she helped make our day wonderful. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We met Penelope a week before our wedding and it was such a blessing. She was understanding about our urgent situation and extremely helpful. We had a spur of the moment meeting and were instantly taken by her professionalism and kindness. She allowed us to personalize our ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted. In that moment we no longer felt nervous about our wedding, but very excited for it! Penelope even found time to come to the rehearsal dinner following the rehearsal and got to know our families, which was an extreme pleasure. She is such a wonderfully spirited person and we could not have asked for more.
We met Penelope a week before our wedding and it was such a blessing. She was understanding about our urgent situation and Read more...
We met Penelope a week before our wedding and it was such a blessing. She was understanding about our urgent situation and extremely helpful. We had a spur of the moment meeting and were instantly taken by her professionalism and kindness. She allowed us to personalize our ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted. In that moment we no longer felt nervous about our wedding, but very excited for it! Penelope even found time to come to the rehearsal dinner following the rehearsal and got to know our families, which was an extreme pleasure. She is such a wonderfully spirited person and we could not have asked for more. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Penelope did a fabulous job as our wedding officiant! She has lots of experience and you can tell! She welcomed my husband and I right away and made us feel very comfortable and relaxed! As you know, a wedding is a very personal event and we had no worries or questions about having Penelope as our officiant and recommend her to all! She did a great job and all our guest said they loved her too! What I also loved about working with Penelope was that she sent me several copies of different types of ceremonies she does and we were able to copy and paste what we liked and essentially we make our own ceremony :) ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!
Penelope did a fabulous job as our wedding officiant! She has lots of experience and you can tell! She welcomed my husband Read more...
Penelope did a fabulous job as our wedding officiant! She has lots of experience and you can tell! She welcomed my husband and I right away and made us feel very comfortable and relaxed! As you know, a wedding is a very personal event and we had no worries or questions about having Penelope as our officiant and recommend her to all! She did a great job and all our guest said they loved her too! What I also loved about working with Penelope was that she sent me several copies of different types of ceremonies she does and we were able to copy and paste what we liked and essentially we make our own ceremony :) ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND! Read less
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KBuckle
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose Penelope as our wedding officiant because of her warm energy and flexibility with the ceremony. She welcomed us into her home for an initial consultation, where she listened to our needs and told us what to expect next. She then tailored her ceremony script to be so personal and exactly what we were looking for, which was something non-secular and focused on family, and even sent us a draft to review ahead of time. Penelope was very professional and charming on our wedding day and we couldn't be more pleased. She even took a panicked call from us the next day when we thought we needed a copy of our marriage application for our honeymoon, and she let us stop by her house on a moment's notice. We would gladly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
We chose Penelope as our wedding officiant because of her warm energy and flexibility with the ceremony. She welcomed us Read more...
We chose Penelope as our wedding officiant because of her warm energy and flexibility with the ceremony. She welcomed us into her home for an initial consultation, where she listened to our needs and told us what to expect next. She then tailored her ceremony script to be so personal and exactly what we were looking for, which was something non-secular and focused on family, and even sent us a draft to review ahead of time. Penelope was very professional and charming on our wedding day and we couldn't be more pleased. She even took a panicked call from us the next day when we thought we needed a copy of our marriage application for our honeymoon, and she let us stop by her house on a moment's notice. We would gladly recommend her to anyone and everyone! Read less
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megan
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Morningstar did a great job at our ceremony. She helped us make our ceremony unique and had good suggestions. Everything went so smoothly.
Reverend Morningstar did a great job at our ceremony. She helped us make our ceremony unique and had good suggestions. Read more...
Reverend Morningstar did a great job at our ceremony. She helped us make our ceremony unique and had good suggestions. Everything went so smoothly. Read less
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khjay
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Morningstar was a pleasure to work with throughout our Wimlington, NC wedding process. She worked with us to create a unique service, was extremely flexible, and was great at keeping everything on track. I highly recommend her for any wedding!
Rev. Morningstar was a pleasure to work with throughout our Wimlington, NC wedding process. She worked with us to create a Read more...
Rev. Morningstar was a pleasure to work with throughout our Wimlington, NC wedding process. She worked with us to create a unique service, was extremely flexible, and was great at keeping everything on track. I highly recommend her for any wedding! Read less
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morganlu
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with. She helped with everything from the choosing of the vows to organising the entire wedding rehearsal (something I was very thankful for as I hadn't a clue what to do!!). She is an extremely pleasant and professional lady and cared hugely about what we wanted to achieve and how to welcome our guests on our wedding day (they were from the UK, so she wanted to add a section to welcome them to Wilmington and thank them for travelling so far). I hope we will keep in contact and cannot recommend her highly enough.
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with. She helped with everything from the choosing of the Read more...
Rev. Morningstar was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with. She helped with everything from the choosing of the vows to organising the entire wedding rehearsal (something I was very thankful for as I hadn't a clue what to do!!). She is an extremely pleasant and professional lady and cared hugely about what we wanted to achieve and how to welcome our guests on our wedding day (they were from the UK, so she wanted to add a section to welcome them to Wilmington and thank them for travelling so far). I hope we will keep in contact and cannot recommend her highly enough. Read less
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Constance
Wedding:
4/30/2005
5.0/5.0
Reverend Morningstar was wonderfully easy to work with and provided great suggestions. She guided me through the process of choosing vows while also allowing me the freedom to make my own vision come true. I have recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so!
Reverend Morningstar was wonderfully easy to work with and provided great suggestions. She guided me through the process Read more...
Reverend Morningstar was wonderfully easy to work with and provided great suggestions. She guided me through the process of choosing vows while also allowing me the freedom to make my own vision come true. I have recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so! Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.9/5.0
Reverend Morningstar was great to work with. She gave beautiful options for the ceremony format and language, and suggested modifications to reflect the fact that both sets of our parents are deceased. On wedding day, she was a calming influence, and the ceremony was beautiful, spiritual, and uplifting. Because Rev. Morningstar has been officiating in Wilmington for such a long time and has a great reputation, her schedule can get booked pretty quickly. I highly recommend her.
Reverend Morningstar was great to work with. She gave beautiful options for the ceremony format and language, and Read more...
Reverend Morningstar was great to work with. She gave beautiful options for the ceremony format and language, and suggested modifications to reflect the fact that both sets of our parents are deceased. On wedding day, she was a calming influence, and the ceremony was beautiful, spiritual, and uplifting. Because Rev. Morningstar has been officiating in Wilmington for such a long time and has a great reputation, her schedule can get booked pretty quickly. I highly recommend her. Read less
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R & C
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.9/5.0
Penelope was extremely professional and accommodating ! What a perfect day!!
Penelope was extremely professional and accommodating ! What a perfect day!!
Penelope was extremely professional and accommodating ! What a perfect day!! Read less
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Deb Burmeister
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.9/5.0
Penelope officiated my daughter, Lisa's wedding held at Fort Fisher Recreational Facility on May 21, 2011. The ceremony was lovely and everyone commented on that it was profound and meaningful to them. She brought so much meaning to the simple ceremony on the beach, more than I'd experienced at most large church weddings.

Penelope was very patient and helpful while Lisa and Mike tried to organize an out of town wedding with neither of them in the same place during the planning stages. Penelope was most helpful and gracious with them.

We highly recommend Penelope!!!

Be blessed -
Debi
Penelope officiated my daughter, Lisa's wedding held at Fort Fisher Recreational Facility on May 21, 2011. The ceremony Read more...
Penelope officiated my daughter, Lisa's wedding held at Fort Fisher Recreational Facility on May 21, 2011. The ceremony was lovely and everyone commented on that it was profound and meaningful to them. She brought so much meaning to the simple ceremony on the beach, more than I'd experienced at most large church weddings.

Penelope was very patient and helpful while Lisa and Mike tried to organize an out of town wedding with neither of them in the same place during the planning stages. Penelope was most helpful and gracious with them.

We highly recommend Penelope!!!

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Corey
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.8/5.0
Married my brother in law and his wife 2 years ago and we like her so much she was our only choice for when my husband and I got married this weekend. Very professional.
Married my brother in law and his wife 2 years ago and we like her so much she was our only choice for when my husband and Read more...
Married my brother in law and his wife 2 years ago and we like her so much she was our only choice for when my husband and I got married this weekend. Very professional. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Our ceremony was beautiful, and a lot of that is thanks to Penelope. She gave us readings to look at, and choose from, which made that part easy. We put something together, and she read it. We didn't feel any pressure when working with her, and she was very kind and made us feel at ease with that part of wedding planning. Isn't that what every bride wants? We had our wedding in Wilmington, but planned from Raleigh, so emails, and one meeting prior to the wedding were enough to have everything in line. We highly recommend Penelope.
Our ceremony was beautiful, and a lot of that is thanks to Penelope. She gave us readings to look at, and choose from, Read more...
Our ceremony was beautiful, and a lot of that is thanks to Penelope. She gave us readings to look at, and choose from, which made that part easy. We put something together, and she read it. We didn't feel any pressure when working with her, and she was very kind and made us feel at ease with that part of wedding planning. Isn't that what every bride wants? We had our wedding in Wilmington, but planned from Raleigh, so emails, and one meeting prior to the wedding were enough to have everything in line. We highly recommend Penelope. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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tj
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Penelope made the officiant process very easy for us. She was readily available to answer questions, professional but warm in her approach, and gave us the chance to tailor our ceremony according to our wishes. Highly recommend her.
Penelope made the officiant process very easy for us. She was readily available to answer questions, professional but warm Read more...
Penelope made the officiant process very easy for us. She was readily available to answer questions, professional but warm in her approach, and gave us the chance to tailor our ceremony according to our wishes. Highly recommend her. Read less
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toribean
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.8/5.0
She did a great job. She let us personalize and gave us ideas to work from. She helped us to bring a piece of the beach downtown in our wedding ceremony. Very professional and did not make us feel rushed. She really made us feel like we were fully represented in the ceremony and had fun with us as well.
She did a great job. She let us personalize and gave us ideas to work from. She helped us to bring a piece of the beach Read more...
She did a great job. She let us personalize and gave us ideas to work from. She helped us to bring a piece of the beach downtown in our wedding ceremony. Very professional and did not make us feel rushed. She really made us feel like we were fully represented in the ceremony and had fun with us as well. Read less
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solareclipse95
Wedding:
11/15/2009
4.8/5.0
Penelope did a great job as our officiant. We liked her very much.
Penelope did a great job as our officiant. We liked her very much.
Penelope did a great job as our officiant. We liked her very much. Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
6/6/2014
4.6/5.0
My husband and I met with Penelope after corresponding a few times. I had read excellent reviews and she was quick to respond to emails. We met at her home, where she has a home office. She was warm, friendly and smiled often. We were thrilled to find her.
The day of our wedding, her demeanor was far different. My husband tried to make small talk with her and she seemed a little cold and distracted. My parents, who had not met her before both made comments that she was not the warm and smiley person I had described. I emailed Penelope after the fact and she was astonished I felt this way. She was not outright mean or rude, but seemed distracted. I get the feeling something personal was going on. That being said, we paid her for her services, and that includes personality.
My husband and I met with Penelope after corresponding a few times. I had read excellent reviews and she was quick to Read more...
My husband and I met with Penelope after corresponding a few times. I had read excellent reviews and she was quick to respond to emails. We met at her home, where she has a home office. She was warm, friendly and smiled often. We were thrilled to find her.
The day of our wedding, her demeanor was far different. My husband tried to make small talk with her and she seemed a little cold and distracted. My parents, who had not met her before both made comments that she was not the warm and smiley person I had described. I emailed Penelope after the fact and she was astonished I felt this way. She was not outright mean or rude, but seemed distracted. I get the feeling something personal was going on. That being said, we paid her for her services, and that includes personality. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
We were married 10 years ago and yes Penelope's name kept coming up. The dj recommended the flower lady and she the chapel and so on. It is clear that business is very good for her. We felt rushed and stressed by her. At our rehearsal we were 2 mins late and she was hostile because of it. My wife and I picked some vows and emailed back and forth with Penelope for weeks with major changes to it. It was all set. No problem ? Well, all our family and guests are in the church, we are at the front with Penelope, all is going well. Then as my wife to be held hands with me, Penelope started reading the wrong vows. Not close, not similar, totally NOTHING like what we agreed to. My wife and I looked at each other as if to say what the he** ? What could we do ? Stop the ceremony and make things worse ? Maybe risk a hostile reaction ? We were so shocked and dumbfounded that we stood there speechless. She had back to back to back weddings and we just felt like she wanted to get through it ASAP and get to the next wedding. We never said to her what she had done but the damage was done. I think she read the vows of another wedding for that day. I felt sick when we had to pay her at the end after everything was screwed up. I just feel she is spoiled for business. If we had not had to pay it would have taken some of my anger away. We are now forever left with this memory.
We were married 10 years ago and yes Penelope's name kept coming up. The dj recommended the flower lady and she the chapel Read more...
We were married 10 years ago and yes Penelope's name kept coming up. The dj recommended the flower lady and she the chapel and so on. It is clear that business is very good for her. We felt rushed and stressed by her. At our rehearsal we were 2 mins late and she was hostile because of it. My wife and I picked some vows and emailed back and forth with Penelope for weeks with major changes to it. It was all set. No problem ? Well, all our family and guests are in the church, we are at the front with Penelope, all is going well. Then as my wife to be held hands with me, Penelope started reading the wrong vows. Not close, not similar, totally NOTHING like what we agreed to. My wife and I looked at each other as if to say what the he** ? What could we do ? Stop the ceremony and make things worse ? Maybe risk a hostile reaction ? We were so shocked and dumbfounded that we stood there speechless. She had back to back to back weddings and we just felt like she wanted to get through it ASAP and get to the next wedding. We never said to her what she had done but the damage was done. I think she read the vows of another wedding for that day. I felt sick when we had to pay her at the end after everything was screwed up. I just feel she is spoiled for business. If we had not had to pay it would have taken some of my anger away. We are now forever left with this memory. Read less
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stribling05
Wedding:
8/5/2011
1.4/5.0
She was completely rude to me and my family on the actual wedding day. For the rehearsal she was late, while also changing the times of our rehearsal just a couple days before the wedding, making me have to change the rehearsal dinner time. On the day of our wedding she had scheduled 2 other weddings behind us. When we were running late, (my father wasn't there yet, he had setup the whole beach aisle) she came up to my room where I was getting ready and had words with me and told me we needed to hurry up, and that she had other weddings so we better start moving, I won't say she exactly yelled, but had a very threatening loud tone to her voice. She then threatened to leave if things didn't start moving. She never left, but in all my pictures from the ceremony I have her cranky face in every picture, in turn ruining the look of a happy celebration.
She was completely rude to me and my family on the actual wedding day. For the rehearsal she was late, while also changing Read more...
She was completely rude to me and my family on the actual wedding day. For the rehearsal she was late, while also changing the times of our rehearsal just a couple days before the wedding, making me have to change the rehearsal dinner time. On the day of our wedding she had scheduled 2 other weddings behind us. When we were running late, (my father wasn't there yet, he had setup the whole beach aisle) she came up to my room where I was getting ready and had words with me and told me we needed to hurry up, and that she had other weddings so we better start moving, I won't say she exactly yelled, but had a very threatening loud tone to her voice. She then threatened to leave if things didn't start moving. She never left, but in all my pictures from the ceremony I have her cranky face in every picture, in turn ruining the look of a happy celebration. Read less
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Reverend Penelope Morningstar responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry to hear that Carrie and Cameron were so unhappy with my services. My contract clearly states that it's important that the wedding start on time because I do schedule more than one wedding on many weekend dates. When I arrived at the brides room to have the maid of honor sign the license I was greeted with the words, "We're going to be late, my dad is not here." I said-- did not yell but simply stated-- I have to keep to my schedule because I have two other weddings. Her father was running the shuttle to bring the guests from another hotel and made several trips to pick up guests. The wedding was 45 minutes late starting which put me late for my next wedding. I may have looked irritated while waiting, but during the ceremony I was pleasant and sincere. I never let other people's behavior deter me from giving my best when performing a ceremony. Look at the other reviews, they indicate that I always give my best to every couple.

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