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Vail Area Weddings

Avon , CO
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Avon, CO US 81620 (map)

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970-471-4711

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Welcome and Congratulations!
So many exciting choices and decisions ahead of you, not to mention the joy of joining your lives. As you search for the right officiant for your... Read more
Welcome and Congratulations!
So many exciting choices and decisions ahead of you, not to mention the joy of joining your lives. As you search for the right officiant for your wedding, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Part of your job is to find a celebrant who brings emotion and sensitivity to the vows you've chosen. At the conclusion of the ceremony, I'm continually honored and touched by the number of guests who take time to complement me on the ceremony.

Living near Vail, I am within 10-15 minutes of the most frequently chosen ceremony venues in the valley. When you come to visit with other vendors and see possible locations, we can easily meet at a convenient time for you.

As an ordained wedding officiant, I am open to any religious or non-religious background. Couples I work with are looking for a wedding that is meaningful and spiritual. My job is to help you craft a ceremony which fits your personalities. There will be no surprises. I don't speak off the cuff about my ideas of life and marriage. We will create the ceremony together and you will know in advance exactly what will be said.

I look forward to hearing about your hopes and thoughts for your wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely. I am happy to work with couples of any religion, or those who do not follow a particular faith.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Based on the season and the ceremony, either a navy or black suit. Above all, my look is professional and understated.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Completely, I work with the bride and groom to select wording they like.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, definitely. In fact, I encourage it, if the couple is interested. Some of the most moving weddings I've been a part of are the ones where the bride and groom compose something personal to share.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a selection of readings I offer for ideas, but couples are never limited to anything I have. There are so many wonderful options from which to choose.
How long are your ceremonies?
They have ranged anywhere from 10 minutes to 30, depending on what the bride and groom decide.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Absolutely. My services are all based on what the couple wants.
Do you supply a sound system?
Usually the DJ supplies one if needed. I'm a former school teacher so making myself heard is rarely a problem for me!

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Donna
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Tara van Dernoot was a big reason why my wedding was perfect. From the first moment we started cooresponding till the ceremony was over, Tara was there for us every step of the way. She made planning the ceremony as simple as she could and worked with adding special touches that we asked for. We couldn't have asked for better.
Tara van Dernoot was a big reason why my wedding was perfect. From the first moment we started cooresponding till the Read more...
Tara van Dernoot was a big reason why my wedding was perfect. From the first moment we started cooresponding till the ceremony was over, Tara was there for us every step of the way. She made planning the ceremony as simple as she could and worked with adding special touches that we asked for. We couldn't have asked for better. Read less
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Kerri
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara was a wonderful officiant. She has the ability to put any bride and groom at ease about planning the ceremony and incorporating important pieces. She is very easy to work with and goes out of her way to make the ceremony perfect. She is very professional and sincere. I myself felt touched that she went out of her way to personally introduce herself to both my parents and my future husband's parents during the rehearsal. Even better, she was 100% on board with officiating a wedding outside in 5 degree weather with snow falling in order to make our ceremony perfect! We highly recommend Tara for your upcoming wedding!
Tara was a wonderful officiant. She has the ability to put any bride and groom at ease about planning the ceremony and Read more...
Tara was a wonderful officiant. She has the ability to put any bride and groom at ease about planning the ceremony and incorporating important pieces. She is very easy to work with and goes out of her way to make the ceremony perfect. She is very professional and sincere. I myself felt touched that she went out of her way to personally introduce herself to both my parents and my future husband's parents during the rehearsal. Even better, she was 100% on board with officiating a wedding outside in 5 degree weather with snow falling in order to make our ceremony perfect! We highly recommend Tara for your upcoming wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tara was a dream to work with, and we don't know what we would have done without her! She made planning our ceremony a simple and fun process, and together we developed the perfect ceremony. When it came time for the big day, Tara was extremely classy and professional. We can't recommend her enough!!
Tara was a dream to work with, and we don't know what we would have done without her! She made planning our ceremony a Read more...
Tara was a dream to work with, and we don't know what we would have done without her! She made planning our ceremony a simple and fun process, and together we developed the perfect ceremony. When it came time for the big day, Tara was extremely classy and professional. We can't recommend her enough!! Read less
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Raissa
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Tara was the officiant for my wedding in Eagle-Vail, CO and I couldn't have found anyone better. We had so many guests comment on how great she was. Her calming voice and presence just brought such a great touch to the ceremony. She provided us with tons of options of readings, etc. that we could use to build our ceremony and was an enormous help pulling it all together into a truly custom ceremony that fit the setting, our personalities and our life perfectly. Tara's prices were very reasonable, she is extremely easy to work with and is there to help make your wedding day the perfect day for you.
Tara was the officiant for my wedding in Eagle-Vail, CO and I couldn't have found anyone better. We had so many guests Read more...
Tara was the officiant for my wedding in Eagle-Vail, CO and I couldn't have found anyone better. We had so many guests comment on how great she was. Her calming voice and presence just brought such a great touch to the ceremony. She provided us with tons of options of readings, etc. that we could use to build our ceremony and was an enormous help pulling it all together into a truly custom ceremony that fit the setting, our personalities and our life perfectly. Tara's prices were very reasonable, she is extremely easy to work with and is there to help make your wedding day the perfect day for you. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently married on 10/20/12 in Beaver Creek CO and Tara officiated our ceremony. Choosing her was the best decision we made. We did not have the first clue as to how to put together a ceremony that would be memorable and thoughtful without being “corny”. Tara gave us so many different options to help us customize the ceremony just the way we wanted. She is a class act…so professional and accommodating. Also, she really is a sweet person, I felt an instant connection with her, she made us feel very comfortable. I never felt like she was just doing ‘her job’, it was very obvious that she wanted our wedding day to be the best day of our lives. Her husband even lent someone in our wedding party a suit (Don’t ask-long story;) talk about going the extra mile for us!!. I highly recommend doing this thing called a “ring blessing”, it was Tara’s idea and it was our favorite part of the ceremony, everyone loved it (every guest holds your rings and gives a silent or verbal blessing). The ring blessing was incredible and it allowed our guests to be a part of the ceremony. I also recommend doing a rehearsal the day before, worth the extra money. The ceremony set the tone for the whole evening, it was amazing. After the ceremony, our guests could not stop talking about her and how it was one of the best wedding ceremonies that they had ever witnessed. She also was so helpful and gave me referrals of other vendors in the area. That was a huge help to me…we live in Milwaukee, we didn't know anyone and were struggling to find good vendors who came recommended. I absolutely recommend her and hope one day our paths cross again, we will never forget her.
My husband and I recently married on 10/20/12 in Beaver Creek CO and Tara officiated our ceremony. Choosing her was the Read more...
My husband and I recently married on 10/20/12 in Beaver Creek CO and Tara officiated our ceremony. Choosing her was the best decision we made. We did not have the first clue as to how to put together a ceremony that would be memorable and thoughtful without being “corny”. Tara gave us so many different options to help us customize the ceremony just the way we wanted. She is a class act…so professional and accommodating. Also, she really is a sweet person, I felt an instant connection with her, she made us feel very comfortable. I never felt like she was just doing ‘her job’, it was very obvious that she wanted our wedding day to be the best day of our lives. Her husband even lent someone in our wedding party a suit (Don’t ask-long story;) talk about going the extra mile for us!!. I highly recommend doing this thing called a “ring blessing”, it was Tara’s idea and it was our favorite part of the ceremony, everyone loved it (every guest holds your rings and gives a silent or verbal blessing). The ring blessing was incredible and it allowed our guests to be a part of the ceremony. I also recommend doing a rehearsal the day before, worth the extra money. The ceremony set the tone for the whole evening, it was amazing. After the ceremony, our guests could not stop talking about her and how it was one of the best wedding ceremonies that they had ever witnessed. She also was so helpful and gave me referrals of other vendors in the area. That was a huge help to me…we live in Milwaukee, we didn't know anyone and were struggling to find good vendors who came recommended. I absolutely recommend her and hope one day our paths cross again, we will never forget her. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara was a sincere pleasure to work with as the officiant for our wedding. She made the time to meet with us personally and guided our ongoing dialogue to craft a ceremony that was a unique reflection of my wife and I. Tara's authenticity shines brightly. Many of our guests complimented our special ceremony including sepcial tribute to Tara and their assumption that we've known each other for years. That is certainly how Tara made us feel.
Tara was a sincere pleasure to work with as the officiant for our wedding. She made the time to meet with us personally Read more...
Tara was a sincere pleasure to work with as the officiant for our wedding. She made the time to meet with us personally and guided our ongoing dialogue to craft a ceremony that was a unique reflection of my wife and I. Tara's authenticity shines brightly. Many of our guests complimented our special ceremony including sepcial tribute to Tara and their assumption that we've known each other for years. That is certainly how Tara made us feel. Read less
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kelsey
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so easy to talk to and she made sure that we had everything we wanted in our ceremony. She was also open to any and all ideas we had! We felt so comfortable with her and she made us feel so at ease on our wedding day. Numerous people commented after the ceremony on how fabulous she was. I highly recommend her to anybody getting married in the Vail Valley.
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so easy to talk to and she made sure that we had everything we wanted in our Read more...
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so easy to talk to and she made sure that we had everything we wanted in our ceremony. She was also open to any and all ideas we had! We felt so comfortable with her and she made us feel so at ease on our wedding day. Numerous people commented after the ceremony on how fabulous she was. I highly recommend her to anybody getting married in the Vail Valley. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
9/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so professional and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Tara was quick to answer any questions I had which put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend Tara to everyone! Thank you for making our wedding so special!
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so professional and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Tara Read more...
Tara was absolutely wonderful! She was so professional and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Tara was quick to answer any questions I had which put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend Tara to everyone! Thank you for making our wedding so special! Read less
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John
Wedding:
9/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara was amazing in every way. She worked with us up to the last minute to tailor our Colorado elopement to suit our needs and preferences perfectly. Where we were unsure, Tara had suggestions to steer us in a suitable direction. Work with Tara, take some of the worry out of your special day, and rest assured that all will exceed your expectations. Thanks Tara!
Tara was amazing in every way. She worked with us up to the last minute to tailor our Colorado elopement to suit our needs Read more...
Tara was amazing in every way. She worked with us up to the last minute to tailor our Colorado elopement to suit our needs and preferences perfectly. Where we were unsure, Tara had suggestions to steer us in a suitable direction. Work with Tara, take some of the worry out of your special day, and rest assured that all will exceed your expectations. Thanks Tara! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Tara was wonderful. She was extremely warm, friendly and helpful throughout the planning process. She was flexible and matched our style of planning instead of telling us what to do. The day of the wedding she helped both of us remain clam and did a great job of making everyone feel welcome. We would highly recommended her to anyone else looking for an officiant.
Tara was wonderful. She was extremely warm, friendly and helpful throughout the planning process. She was flexible and Read more...
Tara was wonderful. She was extremely warm, friendly and helpful throughout the planning process. She was flexible and matched our style of planning instead of telling us what to do. The day of the wedding she helped both of us remain clam and did a great job of making everyone feel welcome. We would highly recommended her to anyone else looking for an officiant. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Tara made our wedding ceremony the most amazing ceremony EVER! We appreciated all of the insight and advice she gave during the pre-wedding planning period. On the big day, she delivered the most intimate and beautiful ceremony. At the reception, all of our guests kept coming up to us saying how fabulous you were and that they loved the service. We couldn't have agreed with them any more! It was magical. Thank you! And she photographs well for pictures, too! :)
Tara made our wedding ceremony the most amazing ceremony EVER! We appreciated all of the insight and advice she gave Read more...
Tara made our wedding ceremony the most amazing ceremony EVER! We appreciated all of the insight and advice she gave during the pre-wedding planning period. On the big day, she delivered the most intimate and beautiful ceremony. At the reception, all of our guests kept coming up to us saying how fabulous you were and that they loved the service. We couldn't have agreed with them any more! It was magical. Thank you! And she photographs well for pictures, too! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We felt very fortunate we were able to find and work with Tara for our wedding ceremony. From the first time we spoke with Tara on the phone, we knew she was right person to officiate our ceremony. She provided is with so much great reference material and readings to help us create the perfect ceremony that was personalized just for us. She was very quick in responding to our calls and emails and always had answers to our questions.

On our wedding day, Tara really went above and beyond to make our ceremony so beautiful. Although we were not able to spend alot of time getting to know each other since we live out of state, she presented our ceremony with great emotion and enthusiasm as if she had known us our entire lives. We received so many heart felt compliments from friends and family on how lovely, unique and genuine the ceremony was. Our wedding was the most important day of our lives and we were so happy Tara was there to share it with us!

Paul and Kate
Omaha, NE
We felt very fortunate we were able to find and work with Tara for our wedding ceremony. From the first time we spoke with Read more...
We felt very fortunate we were able to find and work with Tara for our wedding ceremony. From the first time we spoke with Tara on the phone, we knew she was right person to officiate our ceremony. She provided is with so much great reference material and readings to help us create the perfect ceremony that was personalized just for us. She was very quick in responding to our calls and emails and always had answers to our questions.

On our wedding day, Tara really went above and beyond to make our ceremony so beautiful. Although we were not able to spend alot of time getting to know each other since we live out of state, she presented our ceremony with great emotion and enthusiasm as if she had known us our entire lives. We received so many heart felt compliments from friends and family on how lovely, unique and genuine the ceremony was. Our wedding was the most important day of our lives and we were so happy Tara was there to share it with us!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Tara was recommended to us by two different friends who have lived in the Vail Valley for many years. Being that Tara was out of the country, we believed in the recommendations and chose to go with her despite the fact that we would not meet her until a week before our wedding. She was WONDERFUL with long distance communication prior to our event. She is timely, professional, and thorough with her communication. She provided us with many, many options for the ceremony which made creating it easy. Our ceremony did not go as planned due to mother nature, and she did an exceptional job changing locations at the last minute. Her voice is pleasant and carries well with a crowd. She is open to doing whatever the couple would like for their ceremony. Everyone LOVED our ceremony and Tara was outstanding. I highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking about going this way. You will not be disappointed.
Tara was recommended to us by two different friends who have lived in the Vail Valley for many years. Being that Tara was Read more...
Tara was recommended to us by two different friends who have lived in the Vail Valley for many years. Being that Tara was out of the country, we believed in the recommendations and chose to go with her despite the fact that we would not meet her until a week before our wedding. She was WONDERFUL with long distance communication prior to our event. She is timely, professional, and thorough with her communication. She provided us with many, many options for the ceremony which made creating it easy. Our ceremony did not go as planned due to mother nature, and she did an exceptional job changing locations at the last minute. Her voice is pleasant and carries well with a crowd. She is open to doing whatever the couple would like for their ceremony. Everyone LOVED our ceremony and Tara was outstanding. I highly recommend her to anyone who is thinking about going this way. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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1happybride
Wedding:
12/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara provided a very heartfelt service. She seems to really enjoy what she does, and she was happy to be there with us for this wonderful event. I would recommend her 100%.
Tara provided a very heartfelt service. She seems to really enjoy what she does, and she was happy to be there with us for Read more...
Tara provided a very heartfelt service. She seems to really enjoy what she does, and she was happy to be there with us for this wonderful event. I would recommend her 100%. Read less
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Natalie C.
Wedding:
12/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara was absolutely amazing! We had very little time to prepare/plan for our out of state elopement ceremony & I'm so glad that I found Tara online! She emailed me back promptly & was available via phone despite the fact that she herself was out of state on a trip. She did an wonderful job of putting together the vows & giving us choices without leaving the writing completely up to us. She was flexible with the time & location (which we didn't know until the day of!). It was a beautiful day for us & she was a huge part of that. She went above & beyond what I expected. She even mailed us a hard copy of the vows & followed up to make sure we got our marriage license back from the state. I highly recommend using Tara!
Tara was absolutely amazing! We had very little time to prepare/plan for our out of state elopement ceremony & I'm so glad Read more...
Tara was absolutely amazing! We had very little time to prepare/plan for our out of state elopement ceremony & I'm so glad that I found Tara online! She emailed me back promptly & was available via phone despite the fact that she herself was out of state on a trip. She did an wonderful job of putting together the vows & giving us choices without leaving the writing completely up to us. She was flexible with the time & location (which we didn't know until the day of!). It was a beautiful day for us & she was a huge part of that. She went above & beyond what I expected. She even mailed us a hard copy of the vows & followed up to make sure we got our marriage license back from the state. I highly recommend using Tara! Read less
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jenadamsrn
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara, I knew you'd be the perfect officiant for us after you helped calm my nerves when I was a bridesmaid in Julie and Adam's wedding the summer before. I think part of the reason I was surprisingly so calm during our ceremony was because you were there!!! Thank you for being willing to drive all the way up to Piney just for a 30 minute rehearsal and being so flexible when we changed the rehearsal location back down to Vail the day before, and an extra special thank you for sending us a beautiful copy of our vows after the wedding!! Any bride would be lucky to have you and thank you again so much for being a part of Erik and I's special day!
Tara, I knew you'd be the perfect officiant for us after you helped calm my nerves when I was a bridesmaid in Julie and Read more...
Tara, I knew you'd be the perfect officiant for us after you helped calm my nerves when I was a bridesmaid in Julie and Adam's wedding the summer before. I think part of the reason I was surprisingly so calm during our ceremony was because you were there!!! Thank you for being willing to drive all the way up to Piney just for a 30 minute rehearsal and being so flexible when we changed the rehearsal location back down to Vail the day before, and an extra special thank you for sending us a beautiful copy of our vows after the wedding!! Any bride would be lucky to have you and thank you again so much for being a part of Erik and I's special day! Read less
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FinlayTwedt
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara was amazing to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding and ceremony. Since we were doing a destination wedding, and didn't have the ability to meet her prior to the day of our wedding, we put a great deal of trust into our conversations and emails--and she always promptly replied. She also helped us come up with the perfect wording for our ceremony, and even offered a suggestion to customize it for our outdoor setting at Piney River Ranch in Vail by adding a Blessing Stone element--it was wonderful! Our guests raved about how great the ceremony was, and we couldn't have been happier. We would highly recommend Tara for your wedding officiant.
Tara was amazing to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding and ceremony. Since we were doing a Read more...
Tara was amazing to work with throughout the process of planning our wedding and ceremony. Since we were doing a destination wedding, and didn't have the ability to meet her prior to the day of our wedding, we put a great deal of trust into our conversations and emails--and she always promptly replied. She also helped us come up with the perfect wording for our ceremony, and even offered a suggestion to customize it for our outdoor setting at Piney River Ranch in Vail by adding a Blessing Stone element--it was wonderful! Our guests raved about how great the ceremony was, and we couldn't have been happier. We would highly recommend Tara for your wedding officiant. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara officiated at our Vail wedding and I'm SO glad we found her! She was awesome from the start, listening to us, and providing examples of ceremonies and ideas so we could create something that was just what we wanted. She gave ideas without being pushy and what we ended up with was the most beautiful ceremony we could've ever imagined. Tara was great to work with, we would recommend her to anyone.
Tara officiated at our Vail wedding and I'm SO glad we found her! She was awesome from the start, listening to us, and Read more...
Tara officiated at our Vail wedding and I'm SO glad we found her! She was awesome from the start, listening to us, and providing examples of ceremonies and ideas so we could create something that was just what we wanted. She gave ideas without being pushy and what we ended up with was the most beautiful ceremony we could've ever imagined. Tara was great to work with, we would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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dcass
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara was amazing! We had a unique situation in our wedding and Tara went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met and that we were happy. She replied to email, questions, and requests very promptly and provided us with invaluable information. She is so kind and compassionate and genuinely cares about what you want your ceremony to say about your relationship and marriage. She is a gem.
Tara was amazing! We had a unique situation in our wedding and Tara went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were Read more...
Tara was amazing! We had a unique situation in our wedding and Tara went above and beyond to ensure that our needs were met and that we were happy. She replied to email, questions, and requests very promptly and provided us with invaluable information. She is so kind and compassionate and genuinely cares about what you want your ceremony to say about your relationship and marriage. She is a gem. Read less
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Dave and Diana
Wedding:
7/13/2011
5.0/5.0
If we could score Tara higher than 5.0, we would!

Our Service could not have been better. Tara worked with us in all the planning. We live out of State. So most of our planning was emails/phone calls. When we met her in person the day before the service, it was like meeting an old family friend.

Tara is one or the main reasons that our Wedding will be a lifetime memory for us and our kids.
If we could score Tara higher than 5.0, we would!

Our Service could not have been better. Tara worked with us in Read more...
If we could score Tara higher than 5.0, we would!

Our Service could not have been better. Tara worked with us in all the planning. We live out of State. So most of our planning was emails/phone calls. When we met her in person the day before the service, it was like meeting an old family friend.

Tara is one or the main reasons that our Wedding will be a lifetime memory for us and our kids. Read less
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MCS
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Tara van Dernoot officiated our Wedding Ceremony in Bachelor Gulch, CO January 2011. Everything about working with Tara was extremely easy! We are from Texas and had to make most of our wedding plans via email/phone. Throughout our time planning the wedding Tara was very accessible and spent a lot of time helping us create an original Wedding Ceremony that encompassed all of our wants and needs. Tara even joined us while meeting with our Wedding Planner while we were visiting our Ceremony venue in CO.
By the time the Ceremony came around, we felt very comfortable with Tara and were confident that she understood how we envisioned our Ceremony. Tara was very poised and spoke eloquently during the ceremony. After the wedding she walked us through completing our marriage license and she submitted the completed document for us. We could not have been any happier with Tara and her services! We were so pleased with the way our Ceremony went and are thrilled that she was a part of it! We would recommend Tara to anyone!
Tara van Dernoot officiated our Wedding Ceremony in Bachelor Gulch, CO January 2011. Everything about working with Tara Read more...
Tara van Dernoot officiated our Wedding Ceremony in Bachelor Gulch, CO January 2011. Everything about working with Tara was extremely easy! We are from Texas and had to make most of our wedding plans via email/phone. Throughout our time planning the wedding Tara was very accessible and spent a lot of time helping us create an original Wedding Ceremony that encompassed all of our wants and needs. Tara even joined us while meeting with our Wedding Planner while we were visiting our Ceremony venue in CO.
By the time the Ceremony came around, we felt very comfortable with Tara and were confident that she understood how we envisioned our Ceremony. Tara was very poised and spoke eloquently during the ceremony. After the wedding she walked us through completing our marriage license and she submitted the completed document for us. We could not have been any happier with Tara and her services! We were so pleased with the way our Ceremony went and are thrilled that she was a part of it! We would recommend Tara to anyone! Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara made our day so special! She was exactly what we wanted. She added the spiritual but not religious touch that we desired, and she incorporated the unique touches that we imagined flawlessly. Her balance of offering us suggested passages and vows with listening to what we wanted and incorporating all of our own material worked perfectly and we had a beautiful ceremony. She pushed us just enough to keep us on track, but was never obtrusive. During the ceremony, she led us through our program with ease but the spotlight was always on us and our wedding party. Several guests afterward told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had seen. Tara is extremely professional and has a personality that makes her a joy to work with. We would recommend her without hesitation!
Tara made our day so special! She was exactly what we wanted. She added the spiritual but not religious touch that we Read more...
Tara made our day so special! She was exactly what we wanted. She added the spiritual but not religious touch that we desired, and she incorporated the unique touches that we imagined flawlessly. Her balance of offering us suggested passages and vows with listening to what we wanted and incorporating all of our own material worked perfectly and we had a beautiful ceremony. She pushed us just enough to keep us on track, but was never obtrusive. During the ceremony, she led us through our program with ease but the spotlight was always on us and our wedding party. Several guests afterward told us it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had seen. Tara is extremely professional and has a personality that makes her a joy to work with. We would recommend her without hesitation! Read less
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leedssarah
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara was WONDERFUL! I was nervous and stressed about finding an officiant since we were planning a destination wedding, but after speaking with Tara over the phone, my fiance and I had no doubt. Tara was willing to communicate via numerous telephone & emails to make our ceremony perfect. She helped write our ceremony and made it unique and personalized. You shouldn't need to hire a wedding coordinator as Tara is very capable of directing the wedding party during the rehearsal and day of the wedding to ensure that things go off without flaws. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better officiant-she was truly a delight & I felt comfortable hearing her voice at such a monumental moment. Our ceremony ended up being the most special and most favorite part of the whole day..A BIG thanks to Tara!!!
Tara was WONDERFUL! I was nervous and stressed about finding an officiant since we were planning a destination wedding, Read more...
Tara was WONDERFUL! I was nervous and stressed about finding an officiant since we were planning a destination wedding, but after speaking with Tara over the phone, my fiance and I had no doubt. Tara was willing to communicate via numerous telephone & emails to make our ceremony perfect. She helped write our ceremony and made it unique and personalized. You shouldn't need to hire a wedding coordinator as Tara is very capable of directing the wedding party during the rehearsal and day of the wedding to ensure that things go off without flaws. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better officiant-she was truly a delight & I felt comfortable hearing her voice at such a monumental moment. Our ceremony ended up being the most special and most favorite part of the whole day..A BIG thanks to Tara!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Liz
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara was fantastic! From the minute we met her we knew she would be a great officiant. We were in a crunch very close to our wedding, and Tara was able to meet with us right away. She provided us with several ideas for our ceremony that fit perfectly with what we wanted. She even did a couple of sections in French! As for the ceremony itself, it couldn't have gone better. Tara even got emotional at one point, which was really nice. We got so many compliments on what a great ceremony we had. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Tara was fantastic! From the minute we met her we knew she would be a great officiant. We were in a crunch very close to Read more...
Tara was fantastic! From the minute we met her we knew she would be a great officiant. We were in a crunch very close to our wedding, and Tara was able to meet with us right away. She provided us with several ideas for our ceremony that fit perfectly with what we wanted. She even did a couple of sections in French! As for the ceremony itself, it couldn't have gone better. Tara even got emotional at one point, which was really nice. We got so many compliments on what a great ceremony we had. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Ian
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara you did a terrific job for us, making a lovely day into a memorable one. Your help with all aspects of the ceremony was terrific. Thanks again so much for helping make our wedding day a special one.
Ian and Jennifer 8/28/10
Tara you did a terrific job for us, making a lovely day into a memorable one. Your help with all aspects of the ceremony Read more...
Tara you did a terrific job for us, making a lovely day into a memorable one. Your help with all aspects of the ceremony was terrific. Thanks again so much for helping make our wedding day a special one.
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kimmyprpl8
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara is a wonderful officiant! When we first met with her to go over what we had envisioned for our wedding ceremony it felt so natural. She is so easy to get along with and really listened to what we wanted for the ceremony. I was raised Jewish and my now husband, Adam is not religious. Tara was there to help us construct what kind of wedding we wanted. There was no pressure to have it be a certain way. She incorporated Judaism into the wedding as well as some of Adam's Irish heritage. Everyone raved at what a touching ceremony it was.

Tara was incredibly professional and I will be recommending her to all of our friends! She is kind, thoughtful and has a wonderful presence about her. We feel lucky to have been able to have her conduct our ceremony and to get to know her as a friend.

~Kimberly (very happy bride)
Tara is a wonderful officiant! When we first met with her to go over what we had envisioned for our wedding ceremony it Read more...
Tara is a wonderful officiant! When we first met with her to go over what we had envisioned for our wedding ceremony it felt so natural. She is so easy to get along with and really listened to what we wanted for the ceremony. I was raised Jewish and my now husband, Adam is not religious. Tara was there to help us construct what kind of wedding we wanted. There was no pressure to have it be a certain way. She incorporated Judaism into the wedding as well as some of Adam's Irish heritage. Everyone raved at what a touching ceremony it was.

Tara was incredibly professional and I will be recommending her to all of our friends! She is kind, thoughtful and has a wonderful presence about her. We feel lucky to have been able to have her conduct our ceremony and to get to know her as a friend.

~Kimberly (very happy bride) Read less
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Richard & Nicole
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara conducted the most wonderful ceremony for us on our special day in May. Her words are so meaningful and she made us feel very relaxed.
She is an amazing, warm hearted person, for who we are so glad to have met.
We highly recommend Tara's services for your wedding day!
Tara conducted the most wonderful ceremony for us on our special day in May. Her words are so meaningful and she made us Read more...
Tara conducted the most wonderful ceremony for us on our special day in May. Her words are so meaningful and she made us feel very relaxed.
She is an amazing, warm hearted person, for who we are so glad to have met.
We highly recommend Tara's services for your wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Q&I Williams
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Tara Van Dernoot was exactly what we were look for. The vows she helped us pick out was so beautiful. She was very approachable and very flexible. We wanted to have the wedding out side but the weather would not permit it. So we moved it inside and it turned out great. Then we had some people that was having trouble finding the place and she was more then happy to wait for them to start. She even mailed off or wedding certificate and send us copies of the vows. Everyone just loved her and i know you will also.
Tara Van Dernoot was exactly what we were look for. The vows she helped us pick out was so beautiful. She was very Read more...
Tara Van Dernoot was exactly what we were look for. The vows she helped us pick out was so beautiful. She was very approachable and very flexible. We wanted to have the wedding out side but the weather would not permit it. So we moved it inside and it turned out great. Then we had some people that was having trouble finding the place and she was more then happy to wait for them to start. She even mailed off or wedding certificate and send us copies of the vows. Everyone just loved her and i know you will also. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kirstin
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.0/5.0
Tara was on the ball the day of the ceremony... lord know I was not. I wanted to write some of the ceremony and she provided me with an out-line which I could alter, add and subtract parts. She also had some great suggestions for areas that "needed something" but I was unsure of what. She seemed to truely enjoy being there with us on our special day and had a warm, calming presence. She is the type of person anyone will feel comfortable around and it shows that that she feels joy in what she's doing.
Tara was on the ball the day of the ceremony... lord know I was not. I wanted to write some of the ceremony and she Read more...
Tara was on the ball the day of the ceremony... lord know I was not. I wanted to write some of the ceremony and she provided me with an out-line which I could alter, add and subtract parts. She also had some great suggestions for areas that "needed something" but I was unsure of what. She seemed to truely enjoy being there with us on our special day and had a warm, calming presence. She is the type of person anyone will feel comfortable around and it shows that that she feels joy in what she's doing. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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adrienne
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Tara did a wonderful job performing our ceremony! She was very calming and pleasant during the ceremony and helped us work out all of the kinks prior to. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!
Tara did a wonderful job performing our ceremony! She was very calming and pleasant during the ceremony and helped us work Read more...
Tara did a wonderful job performing our ceremony! She was very calming and pleasant during the ceremony and helped us work out all of the kinks prior to. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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