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Water Lily Weddings

Elkins Park , PA
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Elkins Park, PA 19027 US (map)

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484-553-6631

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ABOUT US

My own wedding (June 30, 2002) was the first of many beautiful ceremonies that I've put together. My ceremony and the happy marriage that grew from it inspire me to help you.

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My own wedding (June 30, 2002) was the first of many beautiful ceremonies that I've put together. My ceremony and the happy marriage that grew from it inspire me to help you.

Since then, Water Lily Weddings has been helping couples create and enjoy beautiful and unique wedding ceremonies that fully capture their commitment to and love for each other.

If you choose me as your wedding officiant, I will provide you with my Wedding Book, the starting point to create the perfect ceremony for you. I will work with you through the entire process and ensure that your ceremony is exactly what you want, from the opening words to your vows to your kiss.

I specialize in non-denominational ("spiritual but not religious") ceremonies, and have included elements from many traditions in my ceremonies. I am also happy to create a fully secular ceremony for you - it's your big day and I'm there for you! Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
9/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Eric was great! We had an informal wedding with a small group of family, and everyone was impressed by his beautiful words. He worked with us, had a great attitude, and was one of the nicest people I have met. When things didn't seem to always follow the time schedule quite right, he assured us that everything was going to be ok. I highly recommend Eric, what a stand up guy!!!
Eric was great! We had an informal wedding with a small group of family, and everyone was impressed by his beautiful Read more...
Eric was great! We had an informal wedding with a small group of family, and everyone was impressed by his beautiful words. He worked with us, had a great attitude, and was one of the nicest people I have met. When things didn't seem to always follow the time schedule quite right, he assured us that everything was going to be ok. I highly recommend Eric, what a stand up guy!!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a blessing in disguise to find Eric at waterlily weddings! After the officiant who was originally suppose to preform our ceremony didn't show at the rehearsal I had two days to find someone! Eric called me back immediately and was so sympathetic to my story and said he would be more than willing to help me out for my wedding in such short notice! He took action and even performed the ceremony I had planned with the original officiant. The ceremony was so magical and I didn't even think about the horrible experience that happened before hand all thanks to him!
It was a blessing in disguise to find Eric at waterlily weddings! After the officiant who was originally suppose to Read more...
It was a blessing in disguise to find Eric at waterlily weddings! After the officiant who was originally suppose to preform our ceremony didn't show at the rehearsal I had two days to find someone! Eric called me back immediately and was so sympathetic to my story and said he would be more than willing to help me out for my wedding in such short notice! He took action and even performed the ceremony I had planned with the original officiant. The ceremony was so magical and I didn't even think about the horrible experience that happened before hand all thanks to him! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric was our officiant for our wedding yesterday, so the fact that this review is being written so soon afterwards hopefully signals our resounding satisfaction. Finding a non-denominational officiant can be quite the undertaking, but after meeting with Eric for the first time, we knew we had to book him. He immediately put us at ease, and was so incredibly flexible and patient with us after all of our revisions to our ceremony. I am a self-proclaimed Type-A personality, and he had no qualms with my incessant emailing, so that's saying something! In all seriousness, though, Eric made one of the most important elements of our wedding such an easy, stress-free process. The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect - It didn't feel rushed, and Eric's reading brought so much more emotion and meaning to it, that it literally brought my husband to tears. To me though, everything felt relaxed and lighthearted, just as I hoped it would feel, and I know have Eric to thank for that. I will absolutely be recommending him to my unmarried friends when they're searching for an officiant!
Eric was our officiant for our wedding yesterday, so the fact that this review is being written so soon afterwards Read more...
Eric was our officiant for our wedding yesterday, so the fact that this review is being written so soon afterwards hopefully signals our resounding satisfaction. Finding a non-denominational officiant can be quite the undertaking, but after meeting with Eric for the first time, we knew we had to book him. He immediately put us at ease, and was so incredibly flexible and patient with us after all of our revisions to our ceremony. I am a self-proclaimed Type-A personality, and he had no qualms with my incessant emailing, so that's saying something! In all seriousness, though, Eric made one of the most important elements of our wedding such an easy, stress-free process. The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect - It didn't feel rushed, and Eric's reading brought so much more emotion and meaning to it, that it literally brought my husband to tears. To me though, everything felt relaxed and lighthearted, just as I hoped it would feel, and I know have Eric to thank for that. I will absolutely be recommending him to my unmarried friends when they're searching for an officiant! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Eric was great. He worked with us to find the perfect ceremony. He was great to work with - but a little slow on responding to e-mails. However all in all he was perfect and enjoyed working with him.
Eric was great. He worked with us to find the perfect ceremony. He was great to work with - but a little slow on Read more...
Eric was great. He worked with us to find the perfect ceremony. He was great to work with - but a little slow on responding to e-mails. However all in all he was perfect and enjoyed working with him. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I knew we wanted a non-denominational wedding, with very subtle religious influences, and we knew we wanted our officiant to be someone we could both relate to. After meeting with Eric, we knew within minutes that we found our guy. Eric was responsive, yet un-intrusive. He was familiar and personable without being too lax or unprofessional. He worked with us using templates and guidelines to help customize our ceremony the way wanted.

All of our guests loved the inspiring and thought provoking words he imparted during our ceremony and made sure to tell us several times that they thought our ceremony was so moving because of what Eric had to say as our officiant. We would highly recommend Water Lily Weddings to anyone.
My wife and I knew we wanted a non-denominational wedding, with very subtle religious influences, and we knew we wanted Read more...
My wife and I knew we wanted a non-denominational wedding, with very subtle religious influences, and we knew we wanted our officiant to be someone we could both relate to. After meeting with Eric, we knew within minutes that we found our guy. Eric was responsive, yet un-intrusive. He was familiar and personable without being too lax or unprofessional. He worked with us using templates and guidelines to help customize our ceremony the way wanted.

All of our guests loved the inspiring and thought provoking words he imparted during our ceremony and made sure to tell us several times that they thought our ceremony was so moving because of what Eric had to say as our officiant. We would highly recommend Water Lily Weddings to anyone. Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
9/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Eric was awesome to work with ! He made our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted it, very easy to set up meetings, was willing to work with all our ideas and even gave some advice to make it better and he is so down to earth, very professional and funny !! I highly recommend him for anyone's wedding !!!!
Eric was awesome to work with ! He made our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted it, very easy to set up meetings, was Read more...
Eric was awesome to work with ! He made our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted it, very easy to set up meetings, was willing to work with all our ideas and even gave some advice to make it better and he is so down to earth, very professional and funny !! I highly recommend him for anyone's wedding !!!! Read less
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JK
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Eric was a great officiant! He was very professional and provided us with several samples that we decided to edit. He helped us create a short, but beautiful and meaningful ceremony.
Eric was a great officiant! He was very professional and provided us with several samples that we decided to edit. He Read more...
Eric was a great officiant! He was very professional and provided us with several samples that we decided to edit. He helped us create a short, but beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric was awesome! Was super helpful and created a one of a kind memorable ceremony just for us. The best part was he was willing to incorporate the wedding sequence from the "Princess Bride", speech impediment and all! It was the best ceremony of all time!
Eric was awesome! Was super helpful and created a one of a kind memorable ceremony just for us. The best part was he was Read more...
Eric was awesome! Was super helpful and created a one of a kind memorable ceremony just for us. The best part was he was willing to incorporate the wedding sequence from the "Princess Bride", speech impediment and all! It was the best ceremony of all time! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Eric of Water Lily Weddings officiated my wedding on June 29, 2012. He was highly rated and got great reviews and we were looking for an officiant that would not have any issues doing a secular ceremony. We needed someone who realized it was OUR wedding and that it should should be exactly what we wanted it to be. We decided to meet with him to see what we thought of him. He was very willing to meet at our desired location and spent plenty of time with us asking questions and answering ours. We felt very comfortable with him and agreed at the end of our meeting that we wanted him to be our officiant.

Throughout the process of writing the ceremony, Eric was very receptive to our requests and completely willing to go along with whatever we suggested and requested from him. We were pretty specific with some of the details of the ceremony and it turned out exactly the way we wanted.

Eric was punctual the day of the rehearsal and the wedding and was very professional. He seemed at ease and was very friendly and personable with our family and friends before the ceremony. He read our ceremony with confidence and sincerity and we received so many compliments about him personally and about the ceremony itself. Several people commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended!

I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone looking for a great officiant who is willing to work with you to give you an amazing wedding ceremony that you will never forget!
Eric of Water Lily Weddings officiated my wedding on June 29, 2012. He was highly rated and got great reviews and we were Read more...
Eric of Water Lily Weddings officiated my wedding on June 29, 2012. He was highly rated and got great reviews and we were looking for an officiant that would not have any issues doing a secular ceremony. We needed someone who realized it was OUR wedding and that it should should be exactly what we wanted it to be. We decided to meet with him to see what we thought of him. He was very willing to meet at our desired location and spent plenty of time with us asking questions and answering ours. We felt very comfortable with him and agreed at the end of our meeting that we wanted him to be our officiant.

Throughout the process of writing the ceremony, Eric was very receptive to our requests and completely willing to go along with whatever we suggested and requested from him. We were pretty specific with some of the details of the ceremony and it turned out exactly the way we wanted.

Eric was punctual the day of the rehearsal and the wedding and was very professional. He seemed at ease and was very friendly and personable with our family and friends before the ceremony. He read our ceremony with confidence and sincerity and we received so many compliments about him personally and about the ceremony itself. Several people commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended!

I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone looking for a great officiant who is willing to work with you to give you an amazing wedding ceremony that you will never forget! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married by Eric on 6/1/12. Our ceremony was perfect, and I can not say enough good things about Eric and the ceremony that he helped us create. Both of our families told us how much they loved our ceremony. Eric was on time, helpful and very friendly to everyone, which made our families feel at ease and they were able to enjoy the ceremony. Eric was receptive to all of our ideas and was so easy to work with. The ceremony was our favorite part of the wedding and we could not have found a better person to officiate our wedding! :)
My husband and I were married by Eric on 6/1/12. Our ceremony was perfect, and I can not say enough good things about Eric Read more...
My husband and I were married by Eric on 6/1/12. Our ceremony was perfect, and I can not say enough good things about Eric and the ceremony that he helped us create. Both of our families told us how much they loved our ceremony. Eric was on time, helpful and very friendly to everyone, which made our families feel at ease and they were able to enjoy the ceremony. Eric was receptive to all of our ideas and was so easy to work with. The ceremony was our favorite part of the wedding and we could not have found a better person to officiate our wedding! :) Read less
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