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Richard J. Colonna Ministries

Garwood , NJ

LOCATION

321 Willow Avenue
Garwood, NJ US 07027 (map)
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ABOUT US

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Richard J. Colonna Ministries is based in Garwood, NJ. I am a certified Minister and I am able to perform the following services:
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Welcome!






Richard J. Colonna Ministries is based in Garwood, NJ. I am a certified Minister and I am able to perform the following services:

Weddings/Civil Unions/Baptisms/ Funerals/Memorial Services

My gift to humanity is to comfort those who need comforting, to unite people who believe in the power of love and to welcome the newly born into this world of opportunity.

A very special person in my life told me that as long as we have laughter, we have love. Therefore my goal is to bring peace, joy, comfort and most of all laughter to anyone I come in contact with.



About Me


As a leading provider of Ministry Services I take pride in meeting your needs and the needs of your family and friends.

I am an licensed Ordained, Interfaith, Non-Denominational Minister who goes beyond traditional limits to help you create the most unique, customized, loving, and personalized service you have ever wanted or dreamed of.

Your wedding ceremony, civil union or commitment exchange, is the cornerstone of your marriage, and it should reflect who you are, your unique relationship, and include those you love.

Whether your guest list is 2 or 200, your ceremony should be as unique as your relationship, and your Officiant should be fun and flexible.

If your service involves a baptism or a blessing of a renewed life, I commit to making it a memorable event. If you've experienced the loss of a friend or loved one, allow me to bring comfort to your heavy heart and help you celebrate their life. Whatever the need is, please honor me with the opportunity to make it a special experience. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Non-Denominational robe or black suit/white shirt/black tie OR whatever the couple wants me to wear. Sometimes beach weddings are more casual.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. I encourage my couples to work as a team with me so we can customize the ceremony to reflect their personalities and their specific needs. Every ceremony is unique and different. That's what I like most about the ceremony script creation process.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes of course.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I always offer my couples a menu of optional readings and ceremonies. For example, Wedding Vows, Ring Vows, Spiritual Readings, Non-Spiritual Readings, Love Poems, samples of Unity Candle/Sand and Wine Ceremonies...etc....
How long are your ceremonies?
They really vary depending on the intricacy of the ceremony. A ceremony in someone's living room with 4 people in attendance with no readings no other bells and whistles could last 5 minutes versus one with 28 people in the bridal party, 10 family members processing, 3 readings, a Unity Candle, and a Sand Ceremony, could last 30 minutes. My average ceremonies last 20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I offer couples the option of a walk through/talk through rehearsal sometime before the ceremony (based on my availability). It could be the a day or two before or even the hour before their guests arrive the day of the event.
Do you supply a sound system?
No. The venue or their musicians/DJs usually provide the sound system

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Shaylyn
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard was above and beyond what we expected for our officiant. He brought laughter, romance, and genuine kindness to our most special day. He met us for a rehearsal dinner the night before and got the whole wedding party and family so excited about the big day and answered all our questions. He is unbelievably flexible when it comes to meeting him for the first time and also had everything all laid out for us. We just had to fill in the blanks, painless and very enjoyable! I can't even keep track of how many compliments we got on Richard as our officiant and honestly couldn't be more grateful that he married us!! Thank you Richard!!
Richard was above and beyond what we expected for our officiant. He brought laughter, romance, and genuine kindness to our Read more...
Richard was above and beyond what we expected for our officiant. He brought laughter, romance, and genuine kindness to our most special day. He met us for a rehearsal dinner the night before and got the whole wedding party and family so excited about the big day and answered all our questions. He is unbelievably flexible when it comes to meeting him for the first time and also had everything all laid out for us. We just had to fill in the blanks, painless and very enjoyable! I can't even keep track of how many compliments we got on Richard as our officiant and honestly couldn't be more grateful that he married us!! Thank you Richard!! Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard did an amazing job with our wedding ceremony! He made the entire process SO easy, from the first meeting to the day of the wedding. Going into our first meeting with Richard, we had no idea how we were going to put together our ceremony, but we left there feeling completely at ease. He outlined everything for us and provided a lot of great options for readings, vows, etc. My husband and I both felt so comfortable, we booked him on the spot, and we are so glad that we did! Richard was responsive, organized, and easy to work with every step of the way but also has a wonderful personality that keeps things comfortable and fun. The day of the wedding, he delivered a beautiful ceremony - full of love & warmth, light-hearted, funny, and so well-spoken. He had everyone laughing and smiling. My husband was feeling nervous before the ceremony, but Richard joked around with him and made him feel more comfortable. We received so many compliments on the ceremony. We highly recommend Richard!!!!
Richard did an amazing job with our wedding ceremony! He made the entire process SO easy, from the first meeting to the Read more...
Richard did an amazing job with our wedding ceremony! He made the entire process SO easy, from the first meeting to the day of the wedding. Going into our first meeting with Richard, we had no idea how we were going to put together our ceremony, but we left there feeling completely at ease. He outlined everything for us and provided a lot of great options for readings, vows, etc. My husband and I both felt so comfortable, we booked him on the spot, and we are so glad that we did! Richard was responsive, organized, and easy to work with every step of the way but also has a wonderful personality that keeps things comfortable and fun. The day of the wedding, he delivered a beautiful ceremony - full of love & warmth, light-hearted, funny, and so well-spoken. He had everyone laughing and smiling. My husband was feeling nervous before the ceremony, but Richard joked around with him and made him feel more comfortable. We received so many compliments on the ceremony. We highly recommend Richard!!!! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about this wonderful man who married us only a few short weeks ago, from the moment we met him, we knew we wanted him to be a part of our day. Truth be told, we had a secret "signal" (strongly nudging the other with our knees ha ha!) if we liked him or not, and within 5 minutes of meeting him, we both gave each other our signal!!! We cannot thank Richard Colonna's enough for his help, guidance and sincerity during our wedding. He created with us a beautiful ceremony that fit the two of us perfectly. Richard helped us with a rehearsal the night before and he made it incredibly organized and easy, we both felt so relaxed knowing that he was in charge! Despite the ring bearer going to the emergency room (along with his parents who were in the wedding party), Richard made sure everyone was in place, and adjusted without flaw. Words cannot express how grateful we are that Richard was the person who married us, he truly helped to keep us focused on what mattered and brought such love to our ceremony. Our friends and family absolutely loved him (we had no doubt that they would!)! But most of all he solidified what we already knew...that we were meant to be married. Thank you, Richard, from the bottom of our hearts for being the most important part of our day and certainly one of our favorites :)
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about this wonderful man who married us only a few short weeks ago, from Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about this wonderful man who married us only a few short weeks ago, from the moment we met him, we knew we wanted him to be a part of our day. Truth be told, we had a secret "signal" (strongly nudging the other with our knees ha ha!) if we liked him or not, and within 5 minutes of meeting him, we both gave each other our signal!!! We cannot thank Richard Colonna's enough for his help, guidance and sincerity during our wedding. He created with us a beautiful ceremony that fit the two of us perfectly. Richard helped us with a rehearsal the night before and he made it incredibly organized and easy, we both felt so relaxed knowing that he was in charge! Despite the ring bearer going to the emergency room (along with his parents who were in the wedding party), Richard made sure everyone was in place, and adjusted without flaw. Words cannot express how grateful we are that Richard was the person who married us, he truly helped to keep us focused on what mattered and brought such love to our ceremony. Our friends and family absolutely loved him (we had no doubt that they would!)! But most of all he solidified what we already knew...that we were meant to be married. Thank you, Richard, from the bottom of our hearts for being the most important part of our day and certainly one of our favorites :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we first met with Rev Colonna, he was very thorough and organized. He outlined everything we talked about and gave us suggestions on how to set up our ceremony even if we decided not to use him. We didn't want a religious ceremony, and never did he try to impose anything religious into it. He will work with you however you want it to be set up. We were having trouble communicating through email, so he set up a phone conference and went through the entire ceremony to reworked it live. For our rehearsal, he came to the restaurant where we were having our dinner and waited until we were done to start. My mom was skeptical at first because of his lightheartedness.. but after the actual ceremony she thought he did a wonderful job. He talked to us in a very personal manner throughout, which made it feel very intimate. He even helped direct the rest of the bridal party out of the room during the recessional.
When we first met with Rev Colonna, he was very thorough and organized. He outlined everything we talked about and gave us Read more...
When we first met with Rev Colonna, he was very thorough and organized. He outlined everything we talked about and gave us suggestions on how to set up our ceremony even if we decided not to use him. We didn't want a religious ceremony, and never did he try to impose anything religious into it. He will work with you however you want it to be set up. We were having trouble communicating through email, so he set up a phone conference and went through the entire ceremony to reworked it live. For our rehearsal, he came to the restaurant where we were having our dinner and waited until we were done to start. My mom was skeptical at first because of his lightheartedness.. but after the actual ceremony she thought he did a wonderful job. He talked to us in a very personal manner throughout, which made it feel very intimate. He even helped direct the rest of the bridal party out of the room during the recessional. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard was so fun and easy to work with! He responded to all of our questions right away and put everyone at ease during the big day. I don't think we could have picked a better person to marry us! He made the ceremony very special for us. I also liked that he came early on the day to ensure he could meet with us separately before walking down the aisle. He's the best and I definitely recommend him!!
Richard was so fun and easy to work with! He responded to all of our questions right away and put everyone at ease during Read more...
Richard was so fun and easy to work with! He responded to all of our questions right away and put everyone at ease during the big day. I don't think we could have picked a better person to marry us! He made the ceremony very special for us. I also liked that he came early on the day to ensure he could meet with us separately before walking down the aisle. He's the best and I definitely recommend him!! Read less
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Tracie
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard was amazing! We were so happy with him from our first meeting to the actual ceremony. He keeps you informed and will work with you to make sure you are getting the ceremony you want. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Richard was amazing! We were so happy with him from our first meeting to the actual ceremony. He keeps you informed and Read more...
Richard was amazing! We were so happy with him from our first meeting to the actual ceremony. He keeps you informed and will work with you to make sure you are getting the ceremony you want. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our small, intimate ceremony came together last minute, so all arrangements and correspondence with Reverend Richard were made via email. We met Richard for the first time on our wedding day and he couldn't have been nicer or more professional. We weren't very picky about what we wanted done for our ceremony, but Richard made sure to make it as lovely and as memorable as could be. Our family loved the ceremony. Overall it was a great experience! Thank you!
Our small, intimate ceremony came together last minute, so all arrangements and correspondence with Reverend Richard were Read more...
Our small, intimate ceremony came together last minute, so all arrangements and correspondence with Reverend Richard were made via email. We met Richard for the first time on our wedding day and he couldn't have been nicer or more professional. We weren't very picky about what we wanted done for our ceremony, but Richard made sure to make it as lovely and as memorable as could be. Our family loved the ceremony. Overall it was a great experience! Thank you! Read less
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Steve & Kelly
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have Richard marry us. He assisted us in so many ways - Helped us with scripting our vows, offered suggestions on our venue setup, the hows and whens of each moment from applying for the license to the kiss! And Richard did it all with genuine compassion and care. Richard gave us confidence that our day would be special - and it was! We're very grateful to him and highly recommend Richard.
We were so happy to have Richard marry us. He assisted us in so many ways - Helped us with scripting our vows, offered Read more...
We were so happy to have Richard marry us. He assisted us in so many ways - Helped us with scripting our vows, offered suggestions on our venue setup, the hows and whens of each moment from applying for the license to the kiss! And Richard did it all with genuine compassion and care. Richard gave us confidence that our day would be special - and it was! We're very grateful to him and highly recommend Richard. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow. What can I say? Richard was beyond anything my, now, husband and I could have ever hoped for. We had a couple meetings before the wedding weekend where Richard was flexible on schedule and ALWAYS well prepared. We were only done with the prep work when my husband and I were comfortable, and we had final say over everything. It truly was a working partnership. The weekend of, Richard was tremendous! He took his time with everyone in the wedding party and made sure everything was well communicated before the big day. He worked wonderfully with the venue (our planner was amazed at how organized and flexible he was). You can definitely tell he's done this before! The day of was amazing, in no small part due to Richard. He is so well spoken and his words are warm and touching. We invited him back for our reception (clearly not necessary), but let me just say... If you are lacking dancing skills on your invite list, Richard is a huge plus! Everyone was shocked that our Rev could break it out like that! He truly was a great addition to our wedding day.
Wow. What can I say? Richard was beyond anything my, now, husband and I could have ever hoped for. We had a couple Read more...
Wow. What can I say? Richard was beyond anything my, now, husband and I could have ever hoped for. We had a couple meetings before the wedding weekend where Richard was flexible on schedule and ALWAYS well prepared. We were only done with the prep work when my husband and I were comfortable, and we had final say over everything. It truly was a working partnership. The weekend of, Richard was tremendous! He took his time with everyone in the wedding party and made sure everything was well communicated before the big day. He worked wonderfully with the venue (our planner was amazed at how organized and flexible he was). You can definitely tell he's done this before! The day of was amazing, in no small part due to Richard. He is so well spoken and his words are warm and touching. We invited him back for our reception (clearly not necessary), but let me just say... If you are lacking dancing skills on your invite list, Richard is a huge plus! Everyone was shocked that our Rev could break it out like that! He truly was a great addition to our wedding day. Read less
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Mrs.Judd
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Richard to ANYONE! He was absolutely amazing every step of the way! If you want someone that is down to earth and funny, choose him for your event!
Richard, I want to thank you again and again for the services you provided us. I wouldn't have wanted any other person up there when Matt and I got married!
I would recommend Richard to ANYONE! He was absolutely amazing every step of the way! If you want someone that is down to Read more...
I would recommend Richard to ANYONE! He was absolutely amazing every step of the way! If you want someone that is down to earth and funny, choose him for your event!
Richard, I want to thank you again and again for the services you provided us. I wouldn't have wanted any other person up there when Matt and I got married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna was fantastic! He was so comfortable to work with. He helped my husband and me with much more than just our vows. Our guests thought our ceremony was perfect, and he was a huge part of that!
Reverend Colonna was fantastic! He was so comfortable to work with. He helped my husband and me with much more than just Read more...
Reverend Colonna was fantastic! He was so comfortable to work with. He helped my husband and me with much more than just our vows. Our guests thought our ceremony was perfect, and he was a huge part of that! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I interviewed several officiants for our wedding on 4-11-14. Rev Rich did an awesome job from start to finish. When we met, he had us both hysterically laughing and he was very detail oriented with all of the information I provided for my very large, Italian wedding. Through e-mail, we came up with a script of our ceremony. He was very patient and made sure all of my ideas would run perfectly. The rehearsal went seamlessly and the ceremony was fantastic. He had everyone laughing and was extremely professional. Excellent job, Rev! Thanks! :)
My husband and I interviewed several officiants for our wedding on 4-11-14. Rev Rich did an awesome job from start to Read more...
My husband and I interviewed several officiants for our wedding on 4-11-14. Rev Rich did an awesome job from start to finish. When we met, he had us both hysterically laughing and he was very detail oriented with all of the information I provided for my very large, Italian wedding. Through e-mail, we came up with a script of our ceremony. He was very patient and made sure all of my ideas would run perfectly. The rehearsal went seamlessly and the ceremony was fantastic. He had everyone laughing and was extremely professional. Excellent job, Rev! Thanks! :) Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
4/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard was suggested to us by a mutual friend, and we are so glad. After being together for 30 years we planned a trip to NY on the date we celebrated as our 'anniversary date' (a Monday). Richard made his schedule work in order for us to be able to be married on that date. Working with him long distance was so easy in planning our intimate ceremony with a few good friends. He made everyone there (each one a part of our lives) feel special and part of the moment. In person he was even more down to earth, funny, and REAL; which made our wedding very special. Would recommend Richard to anyone and everyone who is getting married or celebrating their lives together. Thanks again Richard!!!! Debbie and Mary
Richard was suggested to us by a mutual friend, and we are so glad. After being together for 30 years we planned a trip to Read more...
Richard was suggested to us by a mutual friend, and we are so glad. After being together for 30 years we planned a trip to NY on the date we celebrated as our 'anniversary date' (a Monday). Richard made his schedule work in order for us to be able to be married on that date. Working with him long distance was so easy in planning our intimate ceremony with a few good friends. He made everyone there (each one a part of our lives) feel special and part of the moment. In person he was even more down to earth, funny, and REAL; which made our wedding very special. Would recommend Richard to anyone and everyone who is getting married or celebrating their lives together. Thanks again Richard!!!! Debbie and Mary Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard officiated at our wedding in April on the Staten Island Ferry and he was just amazing. Our family and friends are still talking about how great he was. When we told him that we wanted to get married on the ferry -- a public setting where you can't reserve space ahead of time, he jumped in with both feet and helped make our ceremony truly memorable. He provided great guidance on developing a script but also added his own personal touches during the ceremony. Our wedding was beautiful, very personal, and intimate (despite the location!) in good part because of Richard. We would highly recommend him.
Richard officiated at our wedding in April on the Staten Island Ferry and he was just amazing. Our family and friends are Read more...
Richard officiated at our wedding in April on the Staten Island Ferry and he was just amazing. Our family and friends are still talking about how great he was. When we told him that we wanted to get married on the ferry -- a public setting where you can't reserve space ahead of time, he jumped in with both feet and helped make our ceremony truly memorable. He provided great guidance on developing a script but also added his own personal touches during the ceremony. Our wedding was beautiful, very personal, and intimate (despite the location!) in good part because of Richard. We would highly recommend him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough kind words about Richard. He made our day so special and did exactly what we asked for. He was so kind and down to earth. From the moment we spoke, I knew he was the right one to perform our ceremony.

Thanks you so much for a wonderful wedding!!!
I can not say enough kind words about Richard. He made our day so special and did exactly what we asked for. He was so Read more...
I can not say enough kind words about Richard. He made our day so special and did exactly what we asked for. He was so kind and down to earth. From the moment we spoke, I knew he was the right one to perform our ceremony.

Thanks you so much for a wonderful wedding!!! Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
RICHARD! He was amazing. SO cool and fun! He had my ceremony flowing so smoothly, everyone laughing and smiling. SO many compliments on how incredible my ceremony was. It was not long, or dragging. It was sweet and romantic and so full of love. A lot of people could not believe he was marrying us, said that guy?? he looks so cool haha He was so great. I highly recommend Richard to everyone. He made everything so simple for me. the arrangements, vows, readings, organizing everyone. I did not know how much he was going to help with. THank you Richard!
RICHARD! He was amazing. SO cool and fun! He had my ceremony flowing so smoothly, everyone laughing and smiling. SO many Read more...
RICHARD! He was amazing. SO cool and fun! He had my ceremony flowing so smoothly, everyone laughing and smiling. SO many compliments on how incredible my ceremony was. It was not long, or dragging. It was sweet and romantic and so full of love. A lot of people could not believe he was marrying us, said that guy?? he looks so cool haha He was so great. I highly recommend Richard to everyone. He made everything so simple for me. the arrangements, vows, readings, organizing everyone. I did not know how much he was going to help with. THank you Richard! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Richard did a wonderful job helping us create our wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our guests saying it was a unique and romantic ceremony. Before the wedding, Richard met with us to get to know us and really make us feel comfortable with him. Planning the ceremony with him was a breeze! Richard had the whole room's attention and made everything light-hearted and funny. Richard tailored the ceremony perfectly to fit our personalities. Everyone raved about the ceremony after, and I can’t say enough great things about him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Richard did a wonderful job helping us create our wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our guests saying Read more...
Richard did a wonderful job helping us create our wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from our guests saying it was a unique and romantic ceremony. Before the wedding, Richard met with us to get to know us and really make us feel comfortable with him. Planning the ceremony with him was a breeze! Richard had the whole room's attention and made everything light-hearted and funny. Richard tailored the ceremony perfectly to fit our personalities. Everyone raved about the ceremony after, and I can’t say enough great things about him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
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Antonio
Wedding:
2/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard was able to capture the importance of our moment and elevate it to a level of excellence beyond our expectations. We are truly grateful that he was a part of our day.
Richard was able to capture the importance of our moment and elevate it to a level of excellence beyond our expectations. Read more...
Richard was able to capture the importance of our moment and elevate it to a level of excellence beyond our expectations. We are truly grateful that he was a part of our day. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Richard Colonna was amazing and we knew instantly upon meeting him that we wanted him to marry us. He was so fun to work with and to plan out the ceremony with. He was a true professional and knew exactly how to make the ceremony run smooth, keep people's attention, and to be memorable. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and it is all thanks to his great ideas and organization. He was so patient with us and his demeanor is fun and friendly but is also very calming which is exactly the right combination for a wedding officiant. He remained calm when a week before the wedding we realized we forgot to get our marriage license and walk us through every step in order to retain one in three days. We are so grateful to have found him and I will recommend him to everyone.
Richard Colonna was amazing and we knew instantly upon meeting him that we wanted him to marry us. He was so fun to work Read more...
Richard Colonna was amazing and we knew instantly upon meeting him that we wanted him to marry us. He was so fun to work with and to plan out the ceremony with. He was a true professional and knew exactly how to make the ceremony run smooth, keep people's attention, and to be memorable. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and it is all thanks to his great ideas and organization. He was so patient with us and his demeanor is fun and friendly but is also very calming which is exactly the right combination for a wedding officiant. He remained calm when a week before the wedding we realized we forgot to get our marriage license and walk us through every step in order to retain one in three days. We are so grateful to have found him and I will recommend him to everyone. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
2/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna was wonderful to work with. We knew from the first meeting he would be the one to marry us. He worked great with our family and helped everything go smoothly during rehearsal and day of the wedding. He did everything in his power to make the process fun and easy for us. We can't thank you enough Rev.!!!
Rev. Colonna was wonderful to work with. We knew from the first meeting he would be the one to marry us. He worked great Read more...
Rev. Colonna was wonderful to work with. We knew from the first meeting he would be the one to marry us. He worked great with our family and helped everything go smoothly during rehearsal and day of the wedding. He did everything in his power to make the process fun and easy for us. We can't thank you enough Rev.!!! Read less
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Susan & Gracey
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Richard, who offered many samples and recommendations for vows and associated readings for our simple ceremony held right in our home. He made it easy to craft a cermony that was perfectly suited to our personalities and preferences. His natural warmth and obvious passion for the celebration of love and lifelong committment truly enhanced our very special day, and we highly recommend his ministry services.
It was a pleasure working with Richard, who offered many samples and recommendations for vows and associated readings for Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Richard, who offered many samples and recommendations for vows and associated readings for our simple ceremony held right in our home. He made it easy to craft a cermony that was perfectly suited to our personalities and preferences. His natural warmth and obvious passion for the celebration of love and lifelong committment truly enhanced our very special day, and we highly recommend his ministry services. Read less
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Jerry
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard, was a great addition to our day. we first met weeks before the wedding to discuss out thoughts and listen to his suggestions about we wanted. After that , we kept in touch by e mail. He is very focused on making sure that your event is exactly what you want. ON the day of the ceremony, he fit right in with my friends and family and joined us after the ceremony for dinner. I highly recommend him for any function.
Richard, was a great addition to our day. we first met weeks before the wedding to discuss out thoughts and listen to his Read more...
Richard, was a great addition to our day. we first met weeks before the wedding to discuss out thoughts and listen to his suggestions about we wanted. After that , we kept in touch by e mail. He is very focused on making sure that your event is exactly what you want. ON the day of the ceremony, he fit right in with my friends and family and joined us after the ceremony for dinner. I highly recommend him for any function. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Reverend Rich, or the Rev as he likes to be called, was nothing short of a fantastic experience. My now wife and I met with him earlier this year, and without even needing to meet any other potential candidates for our officiant, we unanimously decided then and there that he's our guy.
His sense of humor as well as his ability to immediately put two unsure people at ease largely determined our choice to work with Richard.
I would without a moment's hesitancy recommend the Rev for any event, he truly made our wedding day a special and much less stressful event.
Working with Reverend Rich, or the Rev as he likes to be called, was nothing short of a fantastic experience. My now wife Read more...
Working with Reverend Rich, or the Rev as he likes to be called, was nothing short of a fantastic experience. My now wife and I met with him earlier this year, and without even needing to meet any other potential candidates for our officiant, we unanimously decided then and there that he's our guy.
His sense of humor as well as his ability to immediately put two unsure people at ease largely determined our choice to work with Richard.
I would without a moment's hesitancy recommend the Rev for any event, he truly made our wedding day a special and much less stressful event. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard was awesome!!! He was a pleasure to work with and he was very professional. He made our special day unique and unforgettable. My guests loved him and kept telling us how wonderful he was. He made our ceremony truly special. I would recommend Richard to my friends and family anytime.
Richard was awesome!!! He was a pleasure to work with and he was very professional. He made our special day unique and Read more...
Richard was awesome!!! He was a pleasure to work with and he was very professional. He made our special day unique and unforgettable. My guests loved him and kept telling us how wonderful he was. He made our ceremony truly special. I would recommend Richard to my friends and family anytime. Read less
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Bruce
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard officiated at the my wedding to my long-time partner. He did this on VERY short notice, less than a week after same-sex marriage became legal in NJ. He was very accommodating and flexible and made the process simple. He was happy to tailor our vows to meet what we wanted and he made excellent suggestions for things to include. I highly recommend him for any service you are planning, you will not be sorry.
Reverend Richard officiated at the my wedding to my long-time partner. He did this on VERY short notice, less than a week Read more...
Reverend Richard officiated at the my wedding to my long-time partner. He did this on VERY short notice, less than a week after same-sex marriage became legal in NJ. He was very accommodating and flexible and made the process simple. He was happy to tailor our vows to meet what we wanted and he made excellent suggestions for things to include. I highly recommend him for any service you are planning, you will not be sorry. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
As soon as my now husband and I met Reverend Richard, we knew he was going to be our officiant. From our very first meeting, he made us feel very comfortable. Like we had known him forever. He was so informative and showed a genuine interest knowing about us. Any time I had questions, or wanted to alter a part of our ceremony, Reverend Richard would quickly respond! Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! The emotion and love that Reverend Richard put into it was indescribable! Everyone who attended our wedding said it was the most beautiful and romantic ceremony they ever attended! I could not have dreamed of a better officiant for our wedding day!!!
As soon as my now husband and I met Reverend Richard, we knew he was going to be our officiant. From our very first Read more...
As soon as my now husband and I met Reverend Richard, we knew he was going to be our officiant. From our very first meeting, he made us feel very comfortable. Like we had known him forever. He was so informative and showed a genuine interest knowing about us. Any time I had questions, or wanted to alter a part of our ceremony, Reverend Richard would quickly respond! Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! The emotion and love that Reverend Richard put into it was indescribable! Everyone who attended our wedding said it was the most beautiful and romantic ceremony they ever attended! I could not have dreamed of a better officiant for our wedding day!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Richard made our wedding day a breeze! Was terrific in guiding us through how we wanted our ceremony organized - we wanted a ceremony that was not too religious, but still had a bit tied in out of respect for our families, and he made it happen. Our ceremony was perfect length, and made for a perfect wedding day!
Richard made our wedding day a breeze! Was terrific in guiding us through how we wanted our ceremony organized - we wanted Read more...
Richard made our wedding day a breeze! Was terrific in guiding us through how we wanted our ceremony organized - we wanted a ceremony that was not too religious, but still had a bit tied in out of respect for our families, and he made it happen. Our ceremony was perfect length, and made for a perfect wedding day! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna was excellent! He came to our house when we were in the process of interviewing different officiant's for our ceremony and we loved him from the beginning. He was extremely organized and had great readings and ideas for the ceremony. Both my husband and I were raised Roman Catholic but we made the decision to not get married in a church, but we were still looking for a very traditional Catholic style ceremony and Rev. Colonna gave us just that. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the readings were. Rev Colonna is a very genuine and sincere person and that showed through in our ceremony. I would 100% recommend him to anyone getting married!
Rev. Colonna was excellent! He came to our house when we were in the process of interviewing different officiant's for our Read more...
Rev. Colonna was excellent! He came to our house when we were in the process of interviewing different officiant's for our ceremony and we loved him from the beginning. He was extremely organized and had great readings and ideas for the ceremony. Both my husband and I were raised Roman Catholic but we made the decision to not get married in a church, but we were still looking for a very traditional Catholic style ceremony and Rev. Colonna gave us just that. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the readings were. Rev Colonna is a very genuine and sincere person and that showed through in our ceremony. I would 100% recommend him to anyone getting married! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I highly recommend Richard Colonna to engaged couples seeking a professional and dedicated Officiant who will work to ensure your ceremony is all about you and your spouse.
Not having a family pastor or close friend/relative to marry us, my wife and I interviewed Officiants based on sites like weddingwire.com. Richard really impressed us from the start. He came to our interview with a folder of information and samples outlining potential wedding scripts, readings, seating charts, etc. He focused on providing information while taking copious notes about us and our families in a sincere effort to understand the details. As a result, our meeting was super productive and it really gave us a sense that he would be very responsive and had an eye for all the fine points.
Leading up to the wedding, we worked through the evolutions of the wedding script with Richard in a very stress-free fashion for me and my wife as two working professionals. He was very comfortable working over email and would flag the areas we needed to provide input in a fashion that made open questions very easy to find and respond.
Richard continued to impress during the rehearsal, where he was very thorough while conducting the walk-through and gave the entire bridal party a great sense of comfort around the following day.
On our wedding day, Richard came to the venue over an hour before we arrived to perform his own final run-through, and it was one less detail we had to worry about as the bride and groom. As a result of the hard work, attention to detail, and sincerely Richard put into preparing for our wedding, everything about our ceremony went perfectly.
One final comment for those who are considering a non-religious ceremony. Richard is a Reverend but we chose to have a non-religious ceremony. I want to emphasis that at no point did Richard push us to include religious lines into the script, readings, etc. He was completely respectful of our choices.
My wife and I highly recommend Richard Colonna to engaged couples seeking a professional and dedicated Officiant who will Read more...
My wife and I highly recommend Richard Colonna to engaged couples seeking a professional and dedicated Officiant who will work to ensure your ceremony is all about you and your spouse.
Not having a family pastor or close friend/relative to marry us, my wife and I interviewed Officiants based on sites like weddingwire.com. Richard really impressed us from the start. He came to our interview with a folder of information and samples outlining potential wedding scripts, readings, seating charts, etc. He focused on providing information while taking copious notes about us and our families in a sincere effort to understand the details. As a result, our meeting was super productive and it really gave us a sense that he would be very responsive and had an eye for all the fine points.
Leading up to the wedding, we worked through the evolutions of the wedding script with Richard in a very stress-free fashion for me and my wife as two working professionals. He was very comfortable working over email and would flag the areas we needed to provide input in a fashion that made open questions very easy to find and respond.
Richard continued to impress during the rehearsal, where he was very thorough while conducting the walk-through and gave the entire bridal party a great sense of comfort around the following day.
On our wedding day, Richard came to the venue over an hour before we arrived to perform his own final run-through, and it was one less detail we had to worry about as the bride and groom. As a result of the hard work, attention to detail, and sincerely Richard put into preparing for our wedding, everything about our ceremony went perfectly.
One final comment for those who are considering a non-religious ceremony. Richard is a Reverend but we chose to have a non-religious ceremony. I want to emphasis that at no point did Richard push us to include religious lines into the script, readings, etc. He was completely respectful of our choices. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard was fantastic. Our entire family loved him. He kept everyone calm, collected and on track. The ceremony went without a hitch and it's all thanks to him. We highly recommend him for your event!!
Richard was fantastic. Our entire family loved him. He kept everyone calm, collected and on track. The ceremony went Read more...
Richard was fantastic. Our entire family loved him. He kept everyone calm, collected and on track. The ceremony went without a hitch and it's all thanks to him. We highly recommend him for your event!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier, Reverend Colonna was professional but better yet personal and sincere, Highly recommend!!!!!
We could not be happier, Reverend Colonna was professional but better yet personal and sincere, Highly recommend!!!!!
We could not be happier, Reverend Colonna was professional but better yet personal and sincere, Highly recommend!!!!! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard assisted greatly in the lead up to the wedding and ensured that the wedding day went smoothly. He was very friendly/welcoming and ran a great ceremony. We highly recomend his services.
Richard assisted greatly in the lead up to the wedding and ensured that the wedding day went smoothly. He was very Read more...
Richard assisted greatly in the lead up to the wedding and ensured that the wedding day went smoothly. He was very friendly/welcoming and ran a great ceremony. We highly recomend his services. Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev colonna was fabulous!!! He was so easy to work with and allowed us to be a huge part in planning the ceremony. He was super organized, which I loved, and tended to every and any request that we had. I couldn't have pictured anyone else officiating our wedding. He walked us through each step at the rehearsal and made us feel at ease the day of the wedding. I would not hesitate to recommend rev colonna to anyone in need of an officiant. Thank you for an outstanding ceremony!!!
Rev colonna was fabulous!!! He was so easy to work with and allowed us to be a huge part in planning the ceremony. He was Read more...
Rev colonna was fabulous!!! He was so easy to work with and allowed us to be a huge part in planning the ceremony. He was super organized, which I loved, and tended to every and any request that we had. I couldn't have pictured anyone else officiating our wedding. He walked us through each step at the rehearsal and made us feel at ease the day of the wedding. I would not hesitate to recommend rev colonna to anyone in need of an officiant. Thank you for an outstanding ceremony!!! Read less
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chris and anna
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard was amazing from step one all the way up to the wedding. When we first sat down to talk to him we knew right away that our search was over. He calmed all our fears about the big day gave us some paper work to look over and see the different options we had to make the ceremony just the way we wanted. Our wedding was a little tricky also. My wife is Jewish and i'm a Catholic and we wanted to try and incorporate both faiths into the wedding without it become a religious ceremony, and if that wasn't a big enough task we than wanted to incorporate some of the customs from Spain that my grandparents shared on there wedding day. We were lost on how to make the whole ceremony come together. Reverend Richard was able to help us work everything out and give us everything we wanted and than some. It was all amazing. He truly saved the day. We worked mostly through email so that made things easy as well, but he was always available by phone if needed. I highly recommend reverend Richard
Reverend Richard was amazing from step one all the way up to the wedding. When we first sat down to talk to him we knew Read more...
Reverend Richard was amazing from step one all the way up to the wedding. When we first sat down to talk to him we knew right away that our search was over. He calmed all our fears about the big day gave us some paper work to look over and see the different options we had to make the ceremony just the way we wanted. Our wedding was a little tricky also. My wife is Jewish and i'm a Catholic and we wanted to try and incorporate both faiths into the wedding without it become a religious ceremony, and if that wasn't a big enough task we than wanted to incorporate some of the customs from Spain that my grandparents shared on there wedding day. We were lost on how to make the whole ceremony come together. Reverend Richard was able to help us work everything out and give us everything we wanted and than some. It was all amazing. He truly saved the day. We worked mostly through email so that made things easy as well, but he was always available by phone if needed. I highly recommend reverend Richard Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Richard was first and ONLY officiant we met with. I love his calm, easygoing personality. After meeting with him, we spent all of about 5 minutes deciding he was the one for us, cancelling appointments with the others. At the first meeting our ceremony was 80% complete, he was very thorough and helpful, walking us through every step. He didn’t miss a detail (which I am glad for, because some of those details I overlooked!). He really takes his ceremonies seriously and personalizes them to fit each couple.

Leading up to the wedding he returns e-mails/calls very quickly and continues to give you guidance and suggestions if you need them. I was worried I would have to stay up late online searching wedding blogs for vows/readings, but his suggestion list is PERFECT!

For our rehearsal, he advocated for us when the maître-d’s ideas weren’t what he knew we wanted and he put my bridal party’s nerves at ease with his calm, easy going handle on things. He even practiced it with us 3 times outside IN THE RAIN, until everybody got it.

Our ceremony was the most important thing about our wedding to us, and let me tell you, it was BEAUTIFUL, everything I dreamed it would be. Brought myself, my husband and our bridal party tears, many of our guests commented on how they had to hold back their tears. Rev. Richard’s words just perfectly described us as a couple and his words reflected our relationship & feelings. His personal greeting was wonderful. One of the biggest compliments our guests gave us (and are still giving us) was that our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Rev. Richard even made sure my MOH picked up my dress for recessional, as the material tends to snag easily!

Thank you, Rev. Richard! We couldn’t have done it as perfectly without you! We are still receiving compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was, all thanks to you!

Sincerely,
Kristina & Marco
Rev. Richard was first and ONLY officiant we met with. I love his calm, easygoing personality. After meeting with him, we Read more...
Rev. Richard was first and ONLY officiant we met with. I love his calm, easygoing personality. After meeting with him, we spent all of about 5 minutes deciding he was the one for us, cancelling appointments with the others. At the first meeting our ceremony was 80% complete, he was very thorough and helpful, walking us through every step. He didn’t miss a detail (which I am glad for, because some of those details I overlooked!). He really takes his ceremonies seriously and personalizes them to fit each couple.

Leading up to the wedding he returns e-mails/calls very quickly and continues to give you guidance and suggestions if you need them. I was worried I would have to stay up late online searching wedding blogs for vows/readings, but his suggestion list is PERFECT!

For our rehearsal, he advocated for us when the maître-d’s ideas weren’t what he knew we wanted and he put my bridal party’s nerves at ease with his calm, easy going handle on things. He even practiced it with us 3 times outside IN THE RAIN, until everybody got it.

Our ceremony was the most important thing about our wedding to us, and let me tell you, it was BEAUTIFUL, everything I dreamed it would be. Brought myself, my husband and our bridal party tears, many of our guests commented on how they had to hold back their tears. Rev. Richard’s words just perfectly described us as a couple and his words reflected our relationship & feelings. His personal greeting was wonderful. One of the biggest compliments our guests gave us (and are still giving us) was that our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Rev. Richard even made sure my MOH picked up my dress for recessional, as the material tends to snag easily!

Thank you, Rev. Richard! We couldn’t have done it as perfectly without you! We are still receiving compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was, all thanks to you!

Sincerely,
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vanessa
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I love Reverend Richard. from the beginning to the end he always made us fell important. He always answer my questions and He was very professional. I could not recommend anyone else but him.
I love Reverend Richard. from the beginning to the end he always made us fell important. He always answer my questions and Read more...
I love Reverend Richard. from the beginning to the end he always made us fell important. He always answer my questions and He was very professional. I could not recommend anyone else but him. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard Colonna was the only officiant my husband and I met with and we knew instantly that he was the one for us! He is professional, punctual, and extremely organized! Most importantly, his personality is amazing! He's so friendly and down to earth, he really made us and our bridal party feel relaxed and at ease! Rev. Richard is also very helpful. He has lots of examples of readings and wording for vows, suggestions, and advice. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and we have The Rev to thank for that!! We highly recommend him!

Stacey & Brett
Reverend Richard Colonna was the only officiant my husband and I met with and we knew instantly that he was the one for Read more...
Reverend Richard Colonna was the only officiant my husband and I met with and we knew instantly that he was the one for us! He is professional, punctual, and extremely organized! Most importantly, his personality is amazing! He's so friendly and down to earth, he really made us and our bridal party feel relaxed and at ease! Rev. Richard is also very helpful. He has lots of examples of readings and wording for vows, suggestions, and advice. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and we have The Rev to thank for that!! We highly recommend him!

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Tanya
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have Reverend Richard as our wedding officiant!
I believe it is very important to have a connection and mutual understanding with the person who will pronounce you husband and wife, who will bless your rings.
That 30 minutes that you remember for the rest of your life... We took it serious.
Passionate about what he does, professional, accommodating and easy to talk to Reverend Richard listen to us carefully, giving plenty of choice and advise, guiding us to that unique romantic magical ceremony that we believe should reflect our personalities. 15 minutes into our first conversation- we knew the search is over. The second time we saw Reverend Richard was the rehearsal at our new house. And it felt as just another friend stopped by! Actually, one of my bridesmaids has Reverend Richard already on her list, she just needs to find the groom ))
Last minute we realized we forgot roses for our rose ceremony..
Reverend Richard quickly suggest to take a couple roses from our centerpieces which worked out fine and saved this beautiful meaningful part of the ceremony.
Good-hearted genuine supportive, with perfect articulation, great sense of humor Reverend Richard made our ceremony truly unforgeable.
My husband is joking that if we ever renew our vows we will call Reverend Richard again!

Alex&Tanya
We were so lucky to have Reverend Richard as our wedding officiant!
I believe it is very important to have a Read more...
We were so lucky to have Reverend Richard as our wedding officiant!
I believe it is very important to have a connection and mutual understanding with the person who will pronounce you husband and wife, who will bless your rings.
That 30 minutes that you remember for the rest of your life... We took it serious.
Passionate about what he does, professional, accommodating and easy to talk to Reverend Richard listen to us carefully, giving plenty of choice and advise, guiding us to that unique romantic magical ceremony that we believe should reflect our personalities. 15 minutes into our first conversation- we knew the search is over. The second time we saw Reverend Richard was the rehearsal at our new house. And it felt as just another friend stopped by! Actually, one of my bridesmaids has Reverend Richard already on her list, she just needs to find the groom ))
Last minute we realized we forgot roses for our rose ceremony..
Reverend Richard quickly suggest to take a couple roses from our centerpieces which worked out fine and saved this beautiful meaningful part of the ceremony.
Good-hearted genuine supportive, with perfect articulation, great sense of humor Reverend Richard made our ceremony truly unforgeable.
My husband is joking that if we ever renew our vows we will call Reverend Richard again!

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Kelly
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard Colonna was AMAZING!! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. He was organized, professional, responsive and was simply a lot of fun to work with. He created a relaxed feeling during our rehearsal for my friends and family. He was also able to assist us with creating and conceptualizing the wedding we really dreamed of - truly making it the wedding of our dreams. Really a pleasure to work with!
Reverend Richard Colonna was AMAZING!! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. He was Read more...
Reverend Richard Colonna was AMAZING!! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. He was organized, professional, responsive and was simply a lot of fun to work with. He created a relaxed feeling during our rehearsal for my friends and family. He was also able to assist us with creating and conceptualizing the wedding we really dreamed of - truly making it the wedding of our dreams. Really a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I chose to write this review instead of my wife because i felt my specific feelings / situation would be able to shed a better light on to the entire event, and allow all who reads this to get a better feel for the person Richard truly is and what Richard was able to provide for us.

Typically I am not the type of guy to be the center of attention, and therefore the whole idea of standing in front of 100+ family and friends made this entire situation very stressful for me. My wife is just the opposite, where none of this bothered her. She wanted to get everything out of the ceremony and do everything possible to enjoy her day. You can't blame her for wanting perfect wedding.

Because of the type of person I am, I wanted the ceremony to be over as fast as possible, but knowing my wife was so looking forward to this day, I wanted it to be perfect for her. For this reason, I shut my mouth and went with the flow.

All I can say is Richard was amazing. He made the entire process very easy and stressless for me, while making the ceremony everything my wife could have asked for. His ceremony was exactly what we wanted. His attitude and personality fit the situation perfectly. He made us both feel so at ease, I was sorry it was over so quickly.

Richard is great guy, very laid back and pleasant....you cant help but like the guy. We are honored to have had Richard be the one to officiate our wedding. Its a great way to start off a great relationship and life with my true love. We will never forget the day, it part because of Richard.

Now having said all of that, I would undoubtedly, highly recommend Richard to anyone looking to get married, either in a small or large setting. He is an extreme professional who takes his responsibilities very seriously and one who truly cares about the couples he joins together. I think I even saw him tear up a bit at one point.

Good luck. Trust me, you wont go wrong giving Richard a call.

Bob and Andrea Murray
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I chose to write this review instead of my wife because i felt my specific feelings / situation would be able to shed a better light on to the entire event, and allow all who reads this to get a better feel for the person Richard truly is and what Richard was able to provide for us.

Typically I am not the type of guy to be the center of attention, and therefore the whole idea of standing in front of 100+ family and friends made this entire situation very stressful for me. My wife is just the opposite, where none of this bothered her. She wanted to get everything out of the ceremony and do everything possible to enjoy her day. You can't blame her for wanting perfect wedding.

Because of the type of person I am, I wanted the ceremony to be over as fast as possible, but knowing my wife was so looking forward to this day, I wanted it to be perfect for her. For this reason, I shut my mouth and went with the flow.

All I can say is Richard was amazing. He made the entire process very easy and stressless for me, while making the ceremony everything my wife could have asked for. His ceremony was exactly what we wanted. His attitude and personality fit the situation perfectly. He made us both feel so at ease, I was sorry it was over so quickly.

Richard is great guy, very laid back and pleasant....you cant help but like the guy. We are honored to have had Richard be the one to officiate our wedding. Its a great way to start off a great relationship and life with my true love. We will never forget the day, it part because of Richard.

Now having said all of that, I would undoubtedly, highly recommend Richard to anyone looking to get married, either in a small or large setting. He is an extreme professional who takes his responsibilities very seriously and one who truly cares about the couples he joins together. I think I even saw him tear up a bit at one point.

Good luck. Trust me, you wont go wrong giving Richard a call.

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Jackie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna presided over our wedding on August 3, 2013. To say that he made the task an easy one is an understatement. My now husband and I wanted a quick service (because we were supposed to be outside in the middle of August) and we got not only a quick service but a memorable one. AJ and I were able to pick out which wedding vows worked best for us and had all the say we wanted. The Reverend was able to provide us with insight into how the ceremony would work and how everything would go the day of. The ceremony went off without a hitch and my cousins are already planning on using Reverend Colonna for their weddings!!
Reverend Colonna presided over our wedding on August 3, 2013. To say that he made the task an easy one is an Read more...
Reverend Colonna presided over our wedding on August 3, 2013. To say that he made the task an easy one is an understatement. My now husband and I wanted a quick service (because we were supposed to be outside in the middle of August) and we got not only a quick service but a memorable one. AJ and I were able to pick out which wedding vows worked best for us and had all the say we wanted. The Reverend was able to provide us with insight into how the ceremony would work and how everything would go the day of. The ceremony went off without a hitch and my cousins are already planning on using Reverend Colonna for their weddings!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna was everything we could have asked for in a wedding Officiant and more. He put a lot of effort into planning for our ceremony and made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it. He is extremely professional and is a excellent at transforming your ideas into realities. We can honestly say he made our day extra special and we are so happy to have him included in the day's memories. We strongly recommend him-- you will not be disappointed!
Reverend Colonna was everything we could have asked for in a wedding Officiant and more. He put a lot of effort into Read more...
Reverend Colonna was everything we could have asked for in a wedding Officiant and more. He put a lot of effort into planning for our ceremony and made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it. He is extremely professional and is a excellent at transforming your ideas into realities. We can honestly say he made our day extra special and we are so happy to have him included in the day's memories. We strongly recommend him-- you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
we could not have been happier with Reverend Richard's services. He was key to making our ceremony so special
we could not have been happier with Reverend Richard's services. He was key to making our ceremony so special
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better man to oversee our wedding. I truly mean this. The Rev made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, including the people coordinating the venue. He was easy to work with and we knew it from the moment we met him. We laughed and went through the basic idea of the ceremony with ease. Throughout the months we finalized the wedding ceremony through email and it went off without a problem. He even made sure the flowers were where I wanted them to be! You would be silly to to choose Richard for your event!
We could not have asked for a better man to oversee our wedding. I truly mean this. The Rev made sure everyone was where Read more...
We could not have asked for a better man to oversee our wedding. I truly mean this. The Rev made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, including the people coordinating the venue. He was easy to work with and we knew it from the moment we met him. We laughed and went through the basic idea of the ceremony with ease. Throughout the months we finalized the wedding ceremony through email and it went off without a problem. He even made sure the flowers were where I wanted them to be! You would be silly to to choose Richard for your event! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rvd Richard was the best! I have only been to religious ceremonies and I told Richard that I preferred to go a different route and he was extremely open to that and was very helpful in providing useful information and suggestions to plan my big day. He is very accommodating, friendly and professional.

Also, Richard is very accessible via email. For me, that was ideal because my husband and I have busy lifestyles.
Rvd Richard was the best! I have only been to religious ceremonies and I told Richard that I preferred to go a different Read more...
Rvd Richard was the best! I have only been to religious ceremonies and I told Richard that I preferred to go a different route and he was extremely open to that and was very helpful in providing useful information and suggestions to plan my big day. He is very accommodating, friendly and professional.

Also, Richard is very accessible via email. For me, that was ideal because my husband and I have busy lifestyles. Read less
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Victor
Wedding:
7/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna, can only be described as; simply the best. He is a delight to work with; he's creative, thoughtful, respectful, and always on the look out for your best interest. I can honestly say well-prepared, enthusiastic, goes above and beyond.

My wedding would have never been the same without him.

I couldn't have had a better ceremony or day without his knowledge and guidance.

A million thanks Rev. from Victor and Frankie.
xoxoxo

PS. Everyone couldnt stop complimenting us on the ceremony. You were the rave of our guest.
Rev. Colonna, can only be described as; simply the best. He is a delight to work with; he's creative, thoughtful, Read more...
Rev. Colonna, can only be described as; simply the best. He is a delight to work with; he's creative, thoughtful, respectful, and always on the look out for your best interest. I can honestly say well-prepared, enthusiastic, goes above and beyond.

My wedding would have never been the same without him.

I couldn't have had a better ceremony or day without his knowledge and guidance.

A million thanks Rev. from Victor and Frankie.
xoxoxo

PS. Everyone couldnt stop complimenting us on the ceremony. You were the rave of our guest. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard Colonna was simply THE BEST!!!! He was prompt with my questions and inquiries. He was so sweet and accommodating to what my husband and I were looking for. Rev. Richard helped us set up the entire ceremony by meeting with us personally at a local place and explained every last detail to us. We VERY much appreciated this! We wanted someone who was going to have an idea of who we were as individuals and as a couple; Reverend accomplished this! Rev. was thorough and left no detail out. He was impromptu with appropriate jokes to us and our bridal party which we loved!! If you want someone to marry you who genuinely cares and will give you his undivided attention, call Rev. Richard!!!
Reverend Richard Colonna was simply THE BEST!!!! He was prompt with my questions and inquiries. He was so sweet and Read more...
Reverend Richard Colonna was simply THE BEST!!!! He was prompt with my questions and inquiries. He was so sweet and accommodating to what my husband and I were looking for. Rev. Richard helped us set up the entire ceremony by meeting with us personally at a local place and explained every last detail to us. We VERY much appreciated this! We wanted someone who was going to have an idea of who we were as individuals and as a couple; Reverend accomplished this! Rev. was thorough and left no detail out. He was impromptu with appropriate jokes to us and our bridal party which we loved!! If you want someone to marry you who genuinely cares and will give you his undivided attention, call Rev. Richard!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with our wedding officiant, Richard Colonna. As soon as we met him, we felt so comfortable with him, like we'd known him for a long time. He was very easy to work with. He responded to emails promptly and even came to a rehearsal three days before our wedding without much notice. We intially were unable to have a rehearsal because our venue was booked that Friday night, but when they let us come in on a WEdnesday to rehearse, Richard was more than willing to be there. Richard works with you to design a wedding program that is individual and special. His guidance along the way was beyond helpful. As for our ceremony, it was perfect. Many of our guests commented how beautiful it was afterwards. It was everything I dreamed it would be. We can't thank Richard enough for his amazing services!
We couldn't be happier with our wedding officiant, Richard Colonna. As soon as we met him, we felt so comfortable with Read more...
We couldn't be happier with our wedding officiant, Richard Colonna. As soon as we met him, we felt so comfortable with him, like we'd known him for a long time. He was very easy to work with. He responded to emails promptly and even came to a rehearsal three days before our wedding without much notice. We intially were unable to have a rehearsal because our venue was booked that Friday night, but when they let us come in on a WEdnesday to rehearse, Richard was more than willing to be there. Richard works with you to design a wedding program that is individual and special. His guidance along the way was beyond helpful. As for our ceremony, it was perfect. Many of our guests commented how beautiful it was afterwards. It was everything I dreamed it would be. We can't thank Richard enough for his amazing services! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My bridesmaid, who was engaged the day of my wedding, wants to use my officiant for the mere fact that he was respectful of what we wanted, he was so accommodating, and he made our wedding entertaining and memorable!
My bridesmaid, who was engaged the day of my wedding, wants to use my officiant for the mere fact that he was respectful Read more...
My bridesmaid, who was engaged the day of my wedding, wants to use my officiant for the mere fact that he was respectful of what we wanted, he was so accommodating, and he made our wedding entertaining and memorable! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Colonna did a fantastic Job! From the day we met him to the day of the ceremony he answered every question and concern we had and made us feel comfortable along the way. His attention to detail went above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant. I would HIGHLY recommend him to all of my friends and family!
Rev Colonna did a fantastic Job! From the day we met him to the day of the ceremony he answered every question and concern Read more...
Rev Colonna did a fantastic Job! From the day we met him to the day of the ceremony he answered every question and concern we had and made us feel comfortable along the way. His attention to detail went above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better officiant. I would HIGHLY recommend him to all of my friends and family! Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard colonna was absolutely amazing my wedding was yesterday and i could not have imagined a better day! Reverend rich is so professional,sweet,trusting, and so organized!!!! Everyone at my wedding loved him!! I was so scared that we didn't have a rehearsal the night before but reverend Richard went over everything with my bridal party and it was perfect! Thank you so much reverend Richard!
Reverend Richard colonna was absolutely amazing my wedding was yesterday and i could not have imagined a better day! Read more...
Reverend Richard colonna was absolutely amazing my wedding was yesterday and i could not have imagined a better day! Reverend rich is so professional,sweet,trusting, and so organized!!!! Everyone at my wedding loved him!! I was so scared that we didn't have a rehearsal the night before but reverend Richard went over everything with my bridal party and it was perfect! Thank you so much reverend Richard! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Richard is great to work with. He has had a lot of experience and it showed during our ceremony. He made our ceremony heartfelt and special.

I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
Richard is great to work with. He has had a lot of experience and it showed during our ceremony. He made our ceremony Read more...
Richard is great to work with. He has had a lot of experience and it showed during our ceremony. He made our ceremony heartfelt and special.

I would definitely recommend him to a friend. Read less
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Rudy
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married on June 7th ... the same day as Tropical storm Andrea ... at Mallard Island Yacht Club in LBI. Our venue was outdoors ... and the afternoon / evening was chaotic to say the least ... but, in all of the confusion, the Reverend kept his cool, worked seamless with the venue staff, and added a few laughs to an otherwise stressful time.

Neither my wife or I am religious, so in the weeks leading up to our wedding, the reverend was instrumental in helping us put together a ceremony that fit our families needs and values. Due to the confusion of the storm on wedding day, our marriage license got lost, but the Rev took it upon himself to work with the various towns and get everything straightened out while we were on our honeymoon.

In the end, the rain stopped 25 minutes before our ceremony, the reverend killed it, my wife walked down the isle ... and we going to live happily ever after. =) Two thumbs up to "The Rev." I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiate ... and after the day we had, I can't say that about all my vendors.
My wife and I were married on June 7th ... the same day as Tropical storm Andrea ... at Mallard Island Yacht Club in LBI. Read more...
My wife and I were married on June 7th ... the same day as Tropical storm Andrea ... at Mallard Island Yacht Club in LBI. Our venue was outdoors ... and the afternoon / evening was chaotic to say the least ... but, in all of the confusion, the Reverend kept his cool, worked seamless with the venue staff, and added a few laughs to an otherwise stressful time.

Neither my wife or I am religious, so in the weeks leading up to our wedding, the reverend was instrumental in helping us put together a ceremony that fit our families needs and values. Due to the confusion of the storm on wedding day, our marriage license got lost, but the Rev took it upon himself to work with the various towns and get everything straightened out while we were on our honeymoon.

In the end, the rain stopped 25 minutes before our ceremony, the reverend killed it, my wife walked down the isle ... and we going to live happily ever after. =) Two thumbs up to "The Rev." I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiate ... and after the day we had, I can't say that about all my vendors. Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard was amazing and everyone commented on how smoothly and wonderful our ceremony was! He was available to us throughout the entire planning process. Would definitely recommend!
Richard was amazing and everyone commented on how smoothly and wonderful our ceremony was! He was available to us Read more...
Richard was amazing and everyone commented on how smoothly and wonderful our ceremony was! He was available to us throughout the entire planning process. Would definitely recommend! Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Rich is simply the man! From the first time we met with him we knew he was going to be perfect. Not even knowing if we would book him, he spent almost two hours with us going over every detail. He instantly made my wife and I feel super comfortable. The way he described and explained everything really showed that he cared and wanted our special day to be amazing. His script and layout of the day really made it soooo easy on everyone! He practically did all the work and we just showed up. Everyone in the bridal party and even the families were raving about him and how personable he was. I would highly recommend Rev Rich!!! You are the man!
Rev Rich is simply the man! From the first time we met with him we knew he was going to be perfect. Not even knowing if we Read more...
Rev Rich is simply the man! From the first time we met with him we knew he was going to be perfect. Not even knowing if we would book him, he spent almost two hours with us going over every detail. He instantly made my wife and I feel super comfortable. The way he described and explained everything really showed that he cared and wanted our special day to be amazing. His script and layout of the day really made it soooo easy on everyone! He practically did all the work and we just showed up. Everyone in the bridal party and even the families were raving about him and how personable he was. I would highly recommend Rev Rich!!! You are the man! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Richard was wonderful and did an amazing job at our wedding. We were running very behind doing pictures and did not get to rehearse at all with everyone together but Richard totally took charge and meet with all involved individually as they finished pictures so they were prepared. His flexibility made the ceremony go off without a hitch. He was such a pleasure to work with the entire time.
Rev. Richard was wonderful and did an amazing job at our wedding. We were running very behind doing pictures and did not Read more...
Rev. Richard was wonderful and did an amazing job at our wedding. We were running very behind doing pictures and did not get to rehearse at all with everyone together but Richard totally took charge and meet with all involved individually as they finished pictures so they were prepared. His flexibility made the ceremony go off without a hitch. He was such a pleasure to work with the entire time. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We opted not to have a rehearsal prior to the ceremony. Rev Colonna was prompt, extremely detailed, organized and orchestrated the entire ceremony!
We opted not to have a rehearsal prior to the ceremony. Rev Colonna was prompt, extremely detailed, organized and Read more...
We opted not to have a rehearsal prior to the ceremony. Rev Colonna was prompt, extremely detailed, organized and orchestrated the entire ceremony! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on May 18, 2013 at the Imperia in Somerset, NJ. We met with Reverend Rich back in August 2012 and knew right away that he was the officiant for us. He helped us to personalize our ceremony and met with us for a rehearsal which went great and was a big help so we would know what to expect on the day of the Wedding. Our Wedding day came which was supposed to be partly sunny and there was no chance of rain, but when we walked out to take some pictures beforehand we found out it was drizzling. The staff at the Imperia and Reverend Rich said it would be no problem, they put up umbrellas and wiped off the seats and our ceremony begun.

Everything Reverend Rich said, he said with emotion and really cared about us and what we wanted to make our ceremony special and unique. When the best man went to hand him the rings, he accidentally gave him a piece of gum (unchewed!) with the rings and Reverend Rich gave a laugh and told everyone what happened which made everyone laugh a little and added a little big of comedy/humor to our ceremony. At one point our flower girl (who's 3 years old) walked up and held my husband's hand as we were saying our vows which was so adorable! Once again Reverend Rich laughed and said this was a 1st, and made our ceremony so special, all of guests loved it as well.

I would definitely recommend Reverend Rich to anyone who is looking to have their ceremony personalized and have someone who cares about his couple and makes sure everything goes just as they want. This is the one day of everyone's lives that you dream of and want everything to go perfectly and Reverend Rich made sure just that happened. He definitely exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much to Reverend Rich Colonna!!
My husband and I got married on May 18, 2013 at the Imperia in Somerset, NJ. We met with Reverend Rich back in August 2012 Read more...
My husband and I got married on May 18, 2013 at the Imperia in Somerset, NJ. We met with Reverend Rich back in August 2012 and knew right away that he was the officiant for us. He helped us to personalize our ceremony and met with us for a rehearsal which went great and was a big help so we would know what to expect on the day of the Wedding. Our Wedding day came which was supposed to be partly sunny and there was no chance of rain, but when we walked out to take some pictures beforehand we found out it was drizzling. The staff at the Imperia and Reverend Rich said it would be no problem, they put up umbrellas and wiped off the seats and our ceremony begun.

Everything Reverend Rich said, he said with emotion and really cared about us and what we wanted to make our ceremony special and unique. When the best man went to hand him the rings, he accidentally gave him a piece of gum (unchewed!) with the rings and Reverend Rich gave a laugh and told everyone what happened which made everyone laugh a little and added a little big of comedy/humor to our ceremony. At one point our flower girl (who's 3 years old) walked up and held my husband's hand as we were saying our vows which was so adorable! Once again Reverend Rich laughed and said this was a 1st, and made our ceremony so special, all of guests loved it as well.

I would definitely recommend Reverend Rich to anyone who is looking to have their ceremony personalized and have someone who cares about his couple and makes sure everything goes just as they want. This is the one day of everyone's lives that you dream of and want everything to go perfectly and Reverend Rich made sure just that happened. He definitely exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much to Reverend Rich Colonna!! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard Colonna is such a wonderful person. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. Any question that I had prior to the wedding, he would respond with the answers very quickly. He always kept me calm and at-ease. I could have asked for a better Reverend.
Reverend Richard Colonna is such a wonderful person. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. Any Read more...
Reverend Richard Colonna is such a wonderful person. He went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. Any question that I had prior to the wedding, he would respond with the answers very quickly. He always kept me calm and at-ease. I could have asked for a better Reverend. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna did an excellent job. I couldn't have asked for better. He was very responsive to us and where we needed direction or help (regarding readings) he was able to provide it to us. Very easy to get a long with as well.
Reverend Colonna did an excellent job. I couldn't have asked for better. He was very responsive to us and where we needed Read more...
Reverend Colonna did an excellent job. I couldn't have asked for better. He was very responsive to us and where we needed direction or help (regarding readings) he was able to provide it to us. Very easy to get a long with as well. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We met Rev. Colonna not as originally planned. I am what I call a "Sandy Bride". Our wedding was originally planned for November 10th, and then things took a turn when Super Storm Sandy hit. As I realized I had to postpone the wedding, I learned that I was not able to keep my original officiant. So the hunt went on in the midst of chaos to find who was going to marry us. My now husband and I met with Rev. Colonna at a dinner and we looked at eachother almost instantly and knew this was our guy. This was the guy that was going to make things almost right and make our day just as perfect as it was planned the first time. Rev. Colonna's presence, attention to detail and kind eyes was what we needed. The ceremony was unique to the two of us and our situation. Rev. Colonna was captivating and my family is still talking how great our ceremony was because of him!! Please do yourself a favor and at the very least go and meet with Rev. Colonna, you will not be disappointed with him!
We met Rev. Colonna not as originally planned. I am what I call a "Sandy Bride". Our wedding was originally planned for Read more...
We met Rev. Colonna not as originally planned. I am what I call a "Sandy Bride". Our wedding was originally planned for November 10th, and then things took a turn when Super Storm Sandy hit. As I realized I had to postpone the wedding, I learned that I was not able to keep my original officiant. So the hunt went on in the midst of chaos to find who was going to marry us. My now husband and I met with Rev. Colonna at a dinner and we looked at eachother almost instantly and knew this was our guy. This was the guy that was going to make things almost right and make our day just as perfect as it was planned the first time. Rev. Colonna's presence, attention to detail and kind eyes was what we needed. The ceremony was unique to the two of us and our situation. Rev. Colonna was captivating and my family is still talking how great our ceremony was because of him!! Please do yourself a favor and at the very least go and meet with Rev. Colonna, you will not be disappointed with him! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna couldn't have made the process of planning our ceremony easier or more enjoyable. We had an idea of what we wanted, but his suggestions, candor and sense of humor not only made us feel comfortable in the process, but also lead to a most wonderful ceremony. All who attended have told us they felt the love and caring that was put into our choices, our words and the true enthusiasm and caring exhibited by "The Rev." The question below asks "would you recommend this vendor?" Once you work with him, it is more like a five-star recommendation of working with someone who becomes your friend.
Rev. Colonna couldn't have made the process of planning our ceremony easier or more enjoyable. We had an idea of what we Read more...
Rev. Colonna couldn't have made the process of planning our ceremony easier or more enjoyable. We had an idea of what we wanted, but his suggestions, candor and sense of humor not only made us feel comfortable in the process, but also lead to a most wonderful ceremony. All who attended have told us they felt the love and caring that was put into our choices, our words and the true enthusiasm and caring exhibited by "The Rev." The question below asks "would you recommend this vendor?" Once you work with him, it is more like a five-star recommendation of working with someone who becomes your friend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Richard was an AMAZING officiant. From the first time we met him, we knew he would be perfect for our ceremony. He is very detail oriented and NAILED it. I would highly suggest him for his professionalism, experience, responsiveness and attention to every last detail. He takes pride in his job and truly loves what he does. Look no further, he IS the real Deal
Richard was an AMAZING officiant. From the first time we met him, we knew he would be perfect for our ceremony. He is very Read more...
Richard was an AMAZING officiant. From the first time we met him, we knew he would be perfect for our ceremony. He is very detail oriented and NAILED it. I would highly suggest him for his professionalism, experience, responsiveness and attention to every last detail. He takes pride in his job and truly loves what he does. Look no further, he IS the real Deal Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had excellent communication with Richard Colonna our
cemony was intimate, elegant and professional.
He paid attention to details.
He also sought our input during the process.
My husband and I had excellent communication with Richard Colonna our
cemony was intimate, elegant and Read more...
My husband and I had excellent communication with Richard Colonna our
cemony was intimate, elegant and professional.
He paid attention to details.
He also sought our input during the process. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My family fell in love with Rev. Colonna from the moment we met. He was charismatic, reliable, kind, professional, and made everyone laugh during tense situations, like rehearsing my non-English speaking uncle, while I (the translator) was stuck in traffic on the way to the rehearsal dinner. From day one, Rev. Colonna made it easy to work on the script, and was always easy to reach when I had questions. Rev. Colonna made many accommodations for us - he fit us in on a short notice and worked with our hectic work schedules. I was so thankful that with so many other stresses of the wedding, my minister was someone I was sure of. The day of the wedding went flawlessly, and Rev. Colonna was the perfect man to stand by our sides and marry us. I'm so happy I found him and so thankful for all he has done for us!
My family fell in love with Rev. Colonna from the moment we met. He was charismatic, reliable, kind, professional, and Read more...
My family fell in love with Rev. Colonna from the moment we met. He was charismatic, reliable, kind, professional, and made everyone laugh during tense situations, like rehearsing my non-English speaking uncle, while I (the translator) was stuck in traffic on the way to the rehearsal dinner. From day one, Rev. Colonna made it easy to work on the script, and was always easy to reach when I had questions. Rev. Colonna made many accommodations for us - he fit us in on a short notice and worked with our hectic work schedules. I was so thankful that with so many other stresses of the wedding, my minister was someone I was sure of. The day of the wedding went flawlessly, and Rev. Colonna was the perfect man to stand by our sides and marry us. I'm so happy I found him and so thankful for all he has done for us! Read less
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Dina
Wedding:
2/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Richard from the beginning. He is awesome and so much fun.
We fell in love with Richard from the beginning. He is awesome and so much fun.
We fell in love with Richard from the beginning. He is awesome and so much fun. Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Richard is the consummate professional. There is nothing to worry about when he is your officiant. His Christian demeanor make him a pleasure to deal with.

I recommend him without hesitstion for your wedding officiant needs-his experience makes him an invaluable asset-not to mention his talent.
Richard is the consummate professional. There is nothing to worry about when he is your officiant. His Christian demeanor Read more...
Richard is the consummate professional. There is nothing to worry about when he is your officiant. His Christian demeanor make him a pleasure to deal with.

I recommend him without hesitstion for your wedding officiant needs-his experience makes him an invaluable asset-not to mention his talent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
In the short time that I have known Reverend Colonna, I have come think of him as a wonderful friend. I would like to thank you for making our wedding "one of a kind"!
In the short time that I have known Reverend Colonna, I have come think of him as a wonderful friend. I would like to Read more...
In the short time that I have known Reverend Colonna, I have come think of him as a wonderful friend. I would like to thank you for making our wedding "one of a kind"! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna was wonderful. My husband and immediately took a liking to him when we first met him. He came to the meeting prepared, taking information that I had provided to him prior to our meeting and laying everything out for us. He kept in touch in the months leading up to the wedding. He spent time with me via email and on the phone to make sure we had every detail of the wedding finalized. He worked with us to incorporate personal touches. He provided us with many options so we were able to build the perfect ceremony for us.

My husband's family is very religious but we opted to have a non-denominational ceremony at our reception site. We let Reverend Colonna know this and he made a point to introduce himself to my husband's parents and make them feel comfortable during our rehearsal. He was warm and friendly and had fun with our bridal party.

Reverend Colonna also provided me with detailed steps for the marriage license process, which made my life easier.

I really appreciated that he came up to the room where I was getting ready prior to the start of the ceremony to see how I was doing, he went out of his way.

I would highly recommend him to other couples for his professionalism and kindness.
Reverend Colonna was wonderful. My husband and immediately took a liking to him when we first met him. He came to the Read more...
Reverend Colonna was wonderful. My husband and immediately took a liking to him when we first met him. He came to the meeting prepared, taking information that I had provided to him prior to our meeting and laying everything out for us. He kept in touch in the months leading up to the wedding. He spent time with me via email and on the phone to make sure we had every detail of the wedding finalized. He worked with us to incorporate personal touches. He provided us with many options so we were able to build the perfect ceremony for us.

My husband's family is very religious but we opted to have a non-denominational ceremony at our reception site. We let Reverend Colonna know this and he made a point to introduce himself to my husband's parents and make them feel comfortable during our rehearsal. He was warm and friendly and had fun with our bridal party.

Reverend Colonna also provided me with detailed steps for the marriage license process, which made my life easier.

I really appreciated that he came up to the room where I was getting ready prior to the start of the ceremony to see how I was doing, he went out of his way.

I would highly recommend him to other couples for his professionalism and kindness. Read less
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Mary Claire
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard Colonna was fantastic. After selecting him at random from The Knot, my (now) husband and I had an instant connection with Richard. He helped us create a perfect and meaningful ceremony. He didn’t blink an eye when I made a last minute change to the wedding script, and his sense of humor kept the day stress-free! Richard sent our marriage license to the appropriate township, ensuring that we had the details for pickup when we were ready to do so. I would most certainly recommend Richard for your wedding ceremony!
Reverend Richard Colonna was fantastic. After selecting him at random from The Knot, my (now) husband and I had an instant Read more...
Reverend Richard Colonna was fantastic. After selecting him at random from The Knot, my (now) husband and I had an instant connection with Richard. He helped us create a perfect and meaningful ceremony. He didn’t blink an eye when I made a last minute change to the wedding script, and his sense of humor kept the day stress-free! Richard sent our marriage license to the appropriate township, ensuring that we had the details for pickup when we were ready to do so. I would most certainly recommend Richard for your wedding ceremony! Read less
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Sueann
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard was absolutely fantastic! We were so thrilled with the ceremony he helped us create. We felt comfortable, worry free, and he made the entire process so easy and fun! Our other vendors, family, and friends also commented on how organized, professional, and fun Richard made the entire experience. I'd highly recommend him for your wedding ceremony!
Richard was absolutely fantastic! We were so thrilled with the ceremony he helped us create. We felt comfortable, worry Read more...
Richard was absolutely fantastic! We were so thrilled with the ceremony he helped us create. We felt comfortable, worry free, and he made the entire process so easy and fun! Our other vendors, family, and friends also commented on how organized, professional, and fun Richard made the entire experience. I'd highly recommend him for your wedding ceremony! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He was so patient with my husband and I during the whole planning process. As soon as we met with him we knew he was the right choice. Reverend Richard is very organized, attentive, and absolutely knows what he is doing. He can answer any questions about getting your marriage license and he has great suggestions for how the ceremony could flow. I had a non-traditional wedding on the beach and he incorporated a sand ceremony for us. The words Reverend Richard uses during the ceremony are so genuine and kind after it was all over my guests kept commenting on how wonderful he was. Reverend Richard provides you with many different reading & ceremony options which you can leave as they are or customize. He will lead you down the right path to having an amazing, memorable ceremony and you will be so happy you chose him!
Reverend Richard is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He was so patient with my husband and I during the whole Read more...
Reverend Richard is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. He was so patient with my husband and I during the whole planning process. As soon as we met with him we knew he was the right choice. Reverend Richard is very organized, attentive, and absolutely knows what he is doing. He can answer any questions about getting your marriage license and he has great suggestions for how the ceremony could flow. I had a non-traditional wedding on the beach and he incorporated a sand ceremony for us. The words Reverend Richard uses during the ceremony are so genuine and kind after it was all over my guests kept commenting on how wonderful he was. Reverend Richard provides you with many different reading & ceremony options which you can leave as they are or customize. He will lead you down the right path to having an amazing, memorable ceremony and you will be so happy you chose him! Read less
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Culum and Jordan
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard stepped in after our reverend was unavailable for our wedding date, he was exceptionally professional and made it super easy for us. The ceremony was beautiful and we are so happy with how it all went. We wouldn't have anyone else if we had to do it again, a great guy all around thanks so much!
Richard stepped in after our reverend was unavailable for our wedding date, he was exceptionally professional and made it Read more...
Richard stepped in after our reverend was unavailable for our wedding date, he was exceptionally professional and made it super easy for us. The ceremony was beautiful and we are so happy with how it all went. We wouldn't have anyone else if we had to do it again, a great guy all around thanks so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have never felt compelled to write a review (positive or negative) about anyone or anything online, but I really felt like I needed to write one for Richard. I am so happy to have met him. He is the most warm, funny, good hearted man. I am recommending him to every single one of my friends. He has a beautiful speaking voice and has such amazing things to say. He is so flexible and open- minded. He also really has an understanding of commitment and what marriage is all about. I can't say enough about him. My ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined.
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I have never felt compelled to write a review (positive or negative) about anyone or anything online, but I really felt like I needed to write one for Richard. I am so happy to have met him. He is the most warm, funny, good hearted man. I am recommending him to every single one of my friends. He has a beautiful speaking voice and has such amazing things to say. He is so flexible and open- minded. He also really has an understanding of commitment and what marriage is all about. I can't say enough about him. My ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From the first night we met Richard we knew he was the PERFECT officient for our wedding. I am roman catholic and my husband is jewish. Richard had no problem creating us a personalized ceremony to fit all of our desires. I think Richard and I sent back and forth 20 e-mails untill our ceremony was perfect. Richard would help us whenever we needed with advice for ring vows and ceremony readings. He reviewed our vows we wrote for us to make sure everything was prefect. I not only feel like he was the man who married us i feel like we gained a friend. You woud be a lucky couple to have him marry you.
From the first night we met Richard we knew he was the PERFECT officient for our wedding. I am roman catholic and my Read more...
From the first night we met Richard we knew he was the PERFECT officient for our wedding. I am roman catholic and my husband is jewish. Richard had no problem creating us a personalized ceremony to fit all of our desires. I think Richard and I sent back and forth 20 e-mails untill our ceremony was perfect. Richard would help us whenever we needed with advice for ring vows and ceremony readings. He reviewed our vows we wrote for us to make sure everything was prefect. I not only feel like he was the man who married us i feel like we gained a friend. You woud be a lucky couple to have him marry you. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Rich was by far the most down to earth, caring, officiant we met. We were given his name through a family friend who recently used him at their son's wedding and we could not have been happier with him. He pours himself into each and every detail of your day; he is truly part of your bridal party and works so well with all vendors and the site coordinators. His ultimate goal is to make your ceremony the most memorable one possible and to make sure your exact vision comes to life. For our wedding, it was exactly what we wanted and more than we ever could have imagined. Reverend Rich will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Reverend Rich was by far the most down to earth, caring, officiant we met. We were given his name through a family friend Read more...
Reverend Rich was by far the most down to earth, caring, officiant we met. We were given his name through a family friend who recently used him at their son's wedding and we could not have been happier with him. He pours himself into each and every detail of your day; he is truly part of your bridal party and works so well with all vendors and the site coordinators. His ultimate goal is to make your ceremony the most memorable one possible and to make sure your exact vision comes to life. For our wedding, it was exactly what we wanted and more than we ever could have imagined. Reverend Rich will always hold a special place in our hearts! Read less
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Heather & Jason
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Colonna did an outstanding job from beginning to end. At our initial meeting we instantly knew he was the one that would be performing our ceremony. He was prepared with a folder including all of the information we would need to put our ceremony together. We discussed what we wanted from our ceremony and Reverend Colonna provided his professional insight on things we had not thought of.

During our ceremony Reverend Colonna was nothing short of excellent. He arrived early and walked through the ceremony with the entire bridal party. He answered questions and most importantly put everyone at ease. He made sure that no detail went unnoticed. He even noticed that our flowers were not displayed as planned, checked with us, and then made sure that everything was corrected. He went above and beyond what was expected of him which shows that he truly cares about the bride and groom and making sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

After the ceremony Reverend Colonna took care of our marriage license. He provided us with all the details of when and how we could get it upon our return from our honeymoon. Once again, it shows that he actually cares.

We would not hesitate to recommend Reverend Colonna to anyone searching for an officiant for their wedding ceremony. Besides the bride and groom, the officiant is probably one of the most important people involved with your wedding so it is key to make sure you pick the right one. I can say with absolute confidence that you will be 100% pleased with the services that Reverend Colonna provides.
Reverend Colonna did an outstanding job from beginning to end. At our initial meeting we instantly knew he was the one Read more...
Reverend Colonna did an outstanding job from beginning to end. At our initial meeting we instantly knew he was the one that would be performing our ceremony. He was prepared with a folder including all of the information we would need to put our ceremony together. We discussed what we wanted from our ceremony and Reverend Colonna provided his professional insight on things we had not thought of.

During our ceremony Reverend Colonna was nothing short of excellent. He arrived early and walked through the ceremony with the entire bridal party. He answered questions and most importantly put everyone at ease. He made sure that no detail went unnoticed. He even noticed that our flowers were not displayed as planned, checked with us, and then made sure that everything was corrected. He went above and beyond what was expected of him which shows that he truly cares about the bride and groom and making sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

After the ceremony Reverend Colonna took care of our marriage license. He provided us with all the details of when and how we could get it upon our return from our honeymoon. Once again, it shows that he actually cares.

We would not hesitate to recommend Reverend Colonna to anyone searching for an officiant for their wedding ceremony. Besides the bride and groom, the officiant is probably one of the most important people involved with your wedding so it is key to make sure you pick the right one. I can say with absolute confidence that you will be 100% pleased with the services that Reverend Colonna provides. Read less
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Sorangie
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. colonna was amazing. We had no clue what we were doing and he guided us the whole way through. He was caring, felixble, and knew his stuff. He did an excellent job, much more than what we expected!!!
Rev. colonna was amazing. We had no clue what we were doing and he guided us the whole way through. He was caring, Read more...
Rev. colonna was amazing. We had no clue what we were doing and he guided us the whole way through. He was caring, felixble, and knew his stuff. He did an excellent job, much more than what we expected!!! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
A Perfect Ceremony!!!! Every couple wants their wedding to be special... and not just the reception, the ceremony as well. The first time my husband and I met Richard, we knew that he was the person that would marry us. He was professional, kind, courteous, sincere, and beyond well prepared for our initial meeting with all of the information we needed to create a personalized ceremony. He became as invested in our ceremony as we were. He responded expeditiously to all of our questions and concerns. He was in one word phenomenal!!! It is difficult to choose someone off of the internet, yet your first meeting with Richard will assure you that you are making the right choice!! He makes you feel as if your ceremony is the most important one that he is performing. He is not only a superb Reverend... yet a wonderful person that my husband and I are now privileged to call our friend.
A Perfect Ceremony!!!! Every couple wants their wedding to be special... and not just the reception, the ceremony as well. Read more...
A Perfect Ceremony!!!! Every couple wants their wedding to be special... and not just the reception, the ceremony as well. The first time my husband and I met Richard, we knew that he was the person that would marry us. He was professional, kind, courteous, sincere, and beyond well prepared for our initial meeting with all of the information we needed to create a personalized ceremony. He became as invested in our ceremony as we were. He responded expeditiously to all of our questions and concerns. He was in one word phenomenal!!! It is difficult to choose someone off of the internet, yet your first meeting with Richard will assure you that you are making the right choice!! He makes you feel as if your ceremony is the most important one that he is performing. He is not only a superb Reverend... yet a wonderful person that my husband and I are now privileged to call our friend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Richard was wonderful to work with!
Richard was wonderful to work with!
Richard was wonderful to work with! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so pleased and happy to have used Rev. Richard Colonna for our wedding! He was absolutely easy to work with and wonderful. Very professional! He put in a lot of effort in creating the wedding service for us and we can not thank him enough! His words will remain with us as what joined our marriage and so we are very grateful!
We are so pleased and happy to have used Rev. Richard Colonna for our wedding! He was absolutely easy to work with and Read more...
We are so pleased and happy to have used Rev. Richard Colonna for our wedding! He was absolutely easy to work with and wonderful. Very professional! He put in a lot of effort in creating the wedding service for us and we can not thank him enough! His words will remain with us as what joined our marriage and so we are very grateful! Read less
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SueLou
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna from the minute we met him was very courteous and personable. He was genuinely interested in our concerns and our desires. He was very organized, and offered very comforting opinions. We had a flawless ceremony and it was our pleasure to have him officiate. We will gladly recommend him, and look forward to crossing his path in our future.
Rev. Colonna from the minute we met him was very courteous and personable. He was genuinely interested in our concerns and Read more...
Rev. Colonna from the minute we met him was very courteous and personable. He was genuinely interested in our concerns and our desires. He was very organized, and offered very comforting opinions. We had a flawless ceremony and it was our pleasure to have him officiate. We will gladly recommend him, and look forward to crossing his path in our future. Read less
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gigimeg
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Rev. Richard J. Colonna. He was perfect for what we wanted for our wedding (fun, easy going, non-denominational officiant, professional, well spoken, easy to work with) ...... and everyone loved him!!
I would highly recommend Rev. Richard J. Colonna. He was perfect for what we wanted for our wedding (fun, easy going, Read more...
I would highly recommend Rev. Richard J. Colonna. He was perfect for what we wanted for our wedding (fun, easy going, non-denominational officiant, professional, well spoken, easy to work with) ...... and everyone loved him!! Read less
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GwenMarinelli
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard is just soooooo fabulous to work with. I organised my wedding from the UK (we got married in New Jersey) and Richard was so great at quickly responding to my emails and making himself available for calls (when it was 9pm our time and 4pm his time!). Richard is truly a lovely person with a great sense of humour. He is considerate of family situations and arrangments and is flexible with how you want the ceremony to unfold. A very professional, kind, friendly and fun person to work with. He really did make our 'big day' even more special. Highly recommended :-)
Richard is just soooooo fabulous to work with. I organised my wedding from the UK (we got married in New Jersey) and Read more...
Richard is just soooooo fabulous to work with. I organised my wedding from the UK (we got married in New Jersey) and Richard was so great at quickly responding to my emails and making himself available for calls (when it was 9pm our time and 4pm his time!). Richard is truly a lovely person with a great sense of humour. He is considerate of family situations and arrangments and is flexible with how you want the ceremony to unfold. A very professional, kind, friendly and fun person to work with. He really did make our 'big day' even more special. Highly recommended :-) Read less
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azaccheo
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Colonna felt more like family to us than just our officiant. I highly recommend him. We had a bond since the first time we met. Great personality, warm and welcoming. All our guests even commented on how beautiful and personal he made our ceremony.
Rev. Colonna felt more like family to us than just our officiant. I highly recommend him. We had a bond since the first Read more...
Rev. Colonna felt more like family to us than just our officiant. I highly recommend him. We had a bond since the first time we met. Great personality, warm and welcoming. All our guests even commented on how beautiful and personal he made our ceremony. Read less
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Sashi
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard did an absolutely excellent job officiating our wedding. I love his personality in general, not a stiff officiant at all, but a very warm individual who expresses that warmth throughout the ceremony. He paid attention to the details and our ceremony went off without a hiccup. I would recommend him to anyone.
Richard did an absolutely excellent job officiating our wedding. I love his personality in general, not a stiff officiant Read more...
Richard did an absolutely excellent job officiating our wedding. I love his personality in general, not a stiff officiant at all, but a very warm individual who expresses that warmth throughout the ceremony. He paid attention to the details and our ceremony went off without a hiccup. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
When we met Richard, we knew he was going to marry us. His personality fit well with us. He was so easy going and funny. When we met Richard, he mapped everything out for the ceremony-whew! who knew there was so much involved. Who walks with who and all. Richard guided us through and made sure we got the vows we wanted. We wanted a non-religious and light ceremony, and we got it. Everyone loved him. Richard was so personable, nice, flexible and funny. He made sure everyone got to where they needed to be.
When we met Richard, we knew he was going to marry us. His personality fit well with us. He was so easy going and funny. Read more...
When we met Richard, we knew he was going to marry us. His personality fit well with us. He was so easy going and funny. When we met Richard, he mapped everything out for the ceremony-whew! who knew there was so much involved. Who walks with who and all. Richard guided us through and made sure we got the vows we wanted. We wanted a non-religious and light ceremony, and we got it. Everyone loved him. Richard was so personable, nice, flexible and funny. He made sure everyone got to where they needed to be. Read less
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Elliswedding22
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Our original Reverend's father passed away the day before our wedding so he sent us Rev. Richard Colonna. He was on time for our rehearsal dinner, made everyone feel at ease and did an amazing job at our ceremony! I would highly recommend his services!! A+
Our original Reverend's father passed away the day before our wedding so he sent us Rev. Richard Colonna. He was on time Read more...
Our original Reverend's father passed away the day before our wedding so he sent us Rev. Richard Colonna. He was on time for our rehearsal dinner, made everyone feel at ease and did an amazing job at our ceremony! I would highly recommend his services!! A+ Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard was always timely when getting abck to me, worked with every idea I had and made my ceremony awesome. Full of great ideas and just an all around nice guy! I was so glad to have him there and be apart of my special day!
Richard was always timely when getting abck to me, worked with every idea I had and made my ceremony awesome. Full of Read more...
Richard was always timely when getting abck to me, worked with every idea I had and made my ceremony awesome. Full of great ideas and just an all around nice guy! I was so glad to have him there and be apart of my special day! Read less
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Georgine
Wedding:
2/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Richard was the BEST person we could have chosen for our wedding officiant. Throughout the entire process he was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. He meet with us a few times prior to the rehearsal practice, and was willing to meet however many times we needed to get all the details in line. Because he was so organized & professional, we only had to have a few meetings to get all the details ironed out. Any time we needed his advice or opinion on something we weren't sure about with the ceremony, Reverend was always able to come up with the best solution. If you want someone that you can trust will make your wedding ceremony go smoothly, Reverend Richard is your guy! Super professional, friendly, kind, well-spoken....& makes you feel very comfortable. A million thanks to him!!
Reverend Richard was the BEST person we could have chosen for our wedding officiant. Throughout the entire process he was Read more...
Reverend Richard was the BEST person we could have chosen for our wedding officiant. Throughout the entire process he was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. He meet with us a few times prior to the rehearsal practice, and was willing to meet however many times we needed to get all the details in line. Because he was so organized & professional, we only had to have a few meetings to get all the details ironed out. Any time we needed his advice or opinion on something we weren't sure about with the ceremony, Reverend was always able to come up with the best solution. If you want someone that you can trust will make your wedding ceremony go smoothly, Reverend Richard is your guy! Super professional, friendly, kind, well-spoken....& makes you feel very comfortable. A million thanks to him!! Read less
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bmchale
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
i would highly recommend rev.colonna for anyone looking for a wedding officiant,he is very friendly,helpfull and organized,me and my wife were very happy with him,alot of people complimented the job he did on our wedding.
i would highly recommend rev.colonna for anyone looking for a wedding officiant,he is very friendly,helpfull and Read more...
i would highly recommend rev.colonna for anyone looking for a wedding officiant,he is very friendly,helpfull and organized,me and my wife were very happy with him,alot of people complimented the job he did on our wedding. Read less
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carimae4
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Richard when we lost our first officiant to a family commitment....and we are so thankful we did!!! He was absolutely amazing. We instantly connected with him and loved planning our ceremony with him. He was charismatic and played off of our personalities. He was open to any ideas we had and was able to craft a beautiful, unique ceremony. We absolutely love him!
We found Richard when we lost our first officiant to a family commitment....and we are so thankful we did!!! He was Read more...
We found Richard when we lost our first officiant to a family commitment....and we are so thankful we did!!! He was absolutely amazing. We instantly connected with him and loved planning our ceremony with him. He was charismatic and played off of our personalities. He was open to any ideas we had and was able to craft a beautiful, unique ceremony. We absolutely love him! Read less
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Lori&Joel
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about Rev. Richard. He is SO thoughtful and helpful and just made everything easy for us. He helped take the burden off and gave us time to worry about other planning items. Aside from that he's very well spoken and communicated what we wanted in our ceremony, fully understood what we wanted and kicked it up a notch with good suggestions. Overall we were very happy and he made this a wonderful experience for us, would highly recommend him
We can't say enough about Rev. Richard. He is SO thoughtful and helpful and just made everything easy for us. He helped Read more...
We can't say enough about Rev. Richard. He is SO thoughtful and helpful and just made everything easy for us. He helped take the burden off and gave us time to worry about other planning items. Aside from that he's very well spoken and communicated what we wanted in our ceremony, fully understood what we wanted and kicked it up a notch with good suggestions. Overall we were very happy and he made this a wonderful experience for us, would highly recommend him Read less
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Nelson
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We were looking for someone to perform our ceremony who we wanted to bring something alittle extra to it. A friend of ours suggested Rev. Rich and we knew upon our first meeting that Rev. Rich was just want we were seeking. Rev. Rich sat down with us and got to know us well enough that when he spoke at our ceremony, his words were so loving and sincere that you would have thought he knew us for years. He even said a few funny things about each of us that gave our ceremony a glint of humor, which was something we both wanted. During our reception, Rev. Rich was very personable and his sense of humor made him just a joy to be around. Our married friends came up to us and told us that they wished they could have had someone like Rev. Rich speak at their weddings. We feel blessed to have been married by Rev. Rich. If I could give him a 100-star rating, it still would not be enough.
We were looking for someone to perform our ceremony who we wanted to bring something alittle extra to it. A friend of ours Read more...
We were looking for someone to perform our ceremony who we wanted to bring something alittle extra to it. A friend of ours suggested Rev. Rich and we knew upon our first meeting that Rev. Rich was just want we were seeking. Rev. Rich sat down with us and got to know us well enough that when he spoke at our ceremony, his words were so loving and sincere that you would have thought he knew us for years. He even said a few funny things about each of us that gave our ceremony a glint of humor, which was something we both wanted. During our reception, Rev. Rich was very personable and his sense of humor made him just a joy to be around. Our married friends came up to us and told us that they wished they could have had someone like Rev. Rich speak at their weddings. We feel blessed to have been married by Rev. Rich. If I could give him a 100-star rating, it still would not be enough. Read less
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LeslieR
Wedding:
9/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I have known Richard for over 10 years now and have worked side by side with him on several projects. I am actually jealous of the brides that will have him officiate their weddings, knowing they will get the service of their dreams by someone who really cares. Richard, is Kind, compassionate, caring, charasmatic and a man of great faith. He will not dissapoint!
I have known Richard for over 10 years now and have worked side by side with him on several projects. I am actually Read more...
I have known Richard for over 10 years now and have worked side by side with him on several projects. I am actually jealous of the brides that will have him officiate their weddings, knowing they will get the service of their dreams by someone who really cares. Richard, is Kind, compassionate, caring, charasmatic and a man of great faith. He will not dissapoint! Read less
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Silvia
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very fortunate to have found Rev. Richard to perform our wedding ceremony. His professionalism, good sense of humor and dedication to every detail made our special day even more memorable. We connected with him instantly because of his remarkable personality. He is a warm, caring and compassionate human being that worked very
hard to meet our needs. I highly recommend Rev. Richard and feel confident he will exceed all of your expectations.
We were very fortunate to have found Rev. Richard to perform our wedding ceremony. His professionalism, good sense of Read more...
We were very fortunate to have found Rev. Richard to perform our wedding ceremony. His professionalism, good sense of humor and dedication to every detail made our special day even more memorable. We connected with him instantly because of his remarkable personality. He is a warm, caring and compassionate human being that worked very
hard to meet our needs. I highly recommend Rev. Richard and feel confident he will exceed all of your expectations. Read less
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Mr.Mike
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rich officiated in our spring Ceremony. He was magnificent. Our friends are still talking about the ceremony. He wove into the ceremony our diverse cultural backgrounds and made sure our children were involved in the ceremony.

His calm demeanor and his off beat sense of humor was an added benefits. I could not have imagined the ceremony any other way!
Rich officiated in our spring Ceremony. He was magnificent. Our friends are still talking about the ceremony. He wove into Read more...
Rich officiated in our spring Ceremony. He was magnificent. Our friends are still talking about the ceremony. He wove into the ceremony our diverse cultural backgrounds and made sure our children were involved in the ceremony.

His calm demeanor and his off beat sense of humor was an added benefits. I could not have imagined the ceremony any other way! Read less
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tmightydawg
Wedding:
9/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Richard officiated during our civil union ceremony. He was a caring,thoughtful individual who made everyone feel comfortable and showed great respect for our feelings and wishes. Trust this man to start you on a lifetime of happiness.
Richard officiated during our civil union ceremony. He was a caring,thoughtful individual who made everyone feel Read more...
Richard officiated during our civil union ceremony. He was a caring,thoughtful individual who made everyone feel comfortable and showed great respect for our feelings and wishes. Trust this man to start you on a lifetime of happiness. Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I have known Richard Colonna for many years and he has truly been an inspirational and encouraging light in my world. I've witnessed how he has worked with people and know that any couple choosing him to officiate their wedding will have the most considerate, giving, professional, and 'real' person celebrating and sharing in their amazing day. He puts people at great ease and is a pleasure to be around. You can not go wrong by working with Richard to plan that special day.
I have known Richard Colonna for many years and he has truly been an inspirational and encouraging light in my world. I've Read more...
I have known Richard Colonna for many years and he has truly been an inspirational and encouraging light in my world. I've witnessed how he has worked with people and know that any couple choosing him to officiate their wedding will have the most considerate, giving, professional, and 'real' person celebrating and sharing in their amazing day. He puts people at great ease and is a pleasure to be around. You can not go wrong by working with Richard to plan that special day. Read less
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Marc
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I were looking for a wedding officiant, we wanted to find someone that molded well with our personalities. Immediately upon meeting Richard, you will feel as if you have known him forever. He is very personable, as well as professional. He was always cognizant of our needs and expectations of the ceremony. We are blessed to have had the privilege of including Richard in our wedding experience, and I encourage anyone to strongly consider his services in any way.
When my wife and I were looking for a wedding officiant, we wanted to find someone that molded well with our Read more...
When my wife and I were looking for a wedding officiant, we wanted to find someone that molded well with our personalities. Immediately upon meeting Richard, you will feel as if you have known him forever. He is very personable, as well as professional. He was always cognizant of our needs and expectations of the ceremony. We are blessed to have had the privilege of including Richard in our wedding experience, and I encourage anyone to strongly consider his services in any way. Read less
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