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Water Lily Weddings

Elkins Park , PA

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Elkins Park, PA US 19027 (map)
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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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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Jainism, Shinto, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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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Debra
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Since we live in Pennsylvania, we originally discussed obtaining a Quaker license which would have allowed us to marry ourselves. After thinking it over carefully, I realized that wasn't what I really wanted for our ceremony. We agreed that we didn't want a religiously based ceremony, but I know I wanted a traditionally rooted (and familiar), yet warm and unique ceremony to share with our family and friends. Drawing a total blank on how to do this myself, I was very lucky to find Eric ready, willing and more than capable to help us create a custom ceremony to fit both Bill and I. Eric took the time to meet with us in person to get to know Bill and I and document our feedback on what we wanted to see for our wedding ceremony. He was easy to work with and passed several drafts back and forth via email. He was prompt and professional at both the rehearsal and on the big day. Our ceremony went smoothly (despite very little practice) and Eric's calm leadership was a key component in making that happen.
Since we live in Pennsylvania, we originally discussed obtaining a Quaker license which would have allowed us to marry Read more...
Since we live in Pennsylvania, we originally discussed obtaining a Quaker license which would have allowed us to marry ourselves. After thinking it over carefully, I realized that wasn't what I really wanted for our ceremony. We agreed that we didn't want a religiously based ceremony, but I know I wanted a traditionally rooted (and familiar), yet warm and unique ceremony to share with our family and friends. Drawing a total blank on how to do this myself, I was very lucky to find Eric ready, willing and more than capable to help us create a custom ceremony to fit both Bill and I. Eric took the time to meet with us in person to get to know Bill and I and document our feedback on what we wanted to see for our wedding ceremony. He was easy to work with and passed several drafts back and forth via email. He was prompt and professional at both the rehearsal and on the big day. Our ceremony went smoothly (despite very little practice) and Eric's calm leadership was a key component in making that happen. Read less
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SPetty
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric was amazing! He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my wedding. It was completely customized for me and my husband. Our ceremony was my favorite part of the entire night. It was well written, romantic, and super personal. On my wedding day there was a freak snowstorm that created so much chaos throughout the day. As soon as Eric began our ceremony it's as if nothing else mattered. For all of the things that went wrong that day, our ceremony went so right. I can't thank him enough.
Eric was amazing! He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my wedding. It was completely customized for me and my husband. Read more...
Eric was amazing! He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my wedding. It was completely customized for me and my husband. Our ceremony was my favorite part of the entire night. It was well written, romantic, and super personal. On my wedding day there was a freak snowstorm that created so much chaos throughout the day. As soon as Eric began our ceremony it's as if nothing else mattered. For all of the things that went wrong that day, our ceremony went so right. I can't thank him enough. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.7/5.0
We had an amazing experience using Eric as our officiant! We had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony when we started, but using his wonderful Wedding Book we quickly came up with an awesome ceremony that we really loved. Eric was very open to us adding our own personal touches, as well as editing some of his prewritten scripts to our liking. Overall, a wonderful experience!
We had an amazing experience using Eric as our officiant! We had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony when we started, but Read more...
We had an amazing experience using Eric as our officiant! We had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony when we started, but using his wonderful Wedding Book we quickly came up with an awesome ceremony that we really loved. Eric was very open to us adding our own personal touches, as well as editing some of his prewritten scripts to our liking. Overall, a wonderful experience! Read less
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Ayanna
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
When we met Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings, we knew he would be the perfect fit as our officiant. My husband and I wanted a Taoist wedding that reflected our deep influence by Asian spirituality but would help our guests to understand it's concepts. He delivered the ceremony beautifully and eloquently. Eric took the time to iron out every detail and to carve out a unique ceremony for us down to the introduction of our names. We were very happy with Eric's service. He was professional and personable in perfect balance - just like the yin and yang of Taoism. Thanks Eric!!!

Ayanna and Chris Johnson
When we met Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings, we knew he would be the perfect fit as our officiant. My husband and I Read more...
When we met Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings, we knew he would be the perfect fit as our officiant. My husband and I wanted a Taoist wedding that reflected our deep influence by Asian spirituality but would help our guests to understand it's concepts. He delivered the ceremony beautifully and eloquently. Eric took the time to iron out every detail and to carve out a unique ceremony for us down to the introduction of our names. We were very happy with Eric's service. He was professional and personable in perfect balance - just like the yin and yang of Taoism. Thanks Eric!!!

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RoxBride
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant. Eric helped us create the perfect ceremony that was so "us". We received many compliments about how great the ceremony was and we couldn't be happier!
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant. Eric helped us create the perfect ceremony that was so "us". We Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant. Eric helped us create the perfect ceremony that was so "us". We received many compliments about how great the ceremony was and we couldn't be happier! Read less
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M&J
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric is the absolute best officiant! My husband and I wanted to make our ceremony very personal and unique. Eric helped us create our dream ceremony. He was very flexible and accommodating throughout the process, providing us with guidance as we chose the words and structure for our ceremony. Eric did an outstanding job on the day of our wedding. He acted very professionally, spoke clearly, and was very presentable. Eric’s delivery of our ceremony was very sincere. His love of officiating shone through; he was as much in the moment as we were. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests about our ceremony and Eric. I highly recommend Water Lily Weddings to all couples getting married!
Eric is the absolute best officiant! My husband and I wanted to make our ceremony very personal and unique. Eric helped us Read more...
Eric is the absolute best officiant! My husband and I wanted to make our ceremony very personal and unique. Eric helped us create our dream ceremony. He was very flexible and accommodating throughout the process, providing us with guidance as we chose the words and structure for our ceremony. Eric did an outstanding job on the day of our wedding. He acted very professionally, spoke clearly, and was very presentable. Eric’s delivery of our ceremony was very sincere. His love of officiating shone through; he was as much in the moment as we were. We received so many wonderful comments from our guests about our ceremony and Eric. I highly recommend Water Lily Weddings to all couples getting married! Read less
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Susanna
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with the services that Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings provided! We had a Jewish and Christian wedding and Eric was open to working with our rabbi and tailored the speech exactly to what we wanted. He was very professional and a great speaker - good voice and presence. Definitely recommend him to other couples!
We were extremely happy with the services that Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings provided! We had a Jewish and Christian Read more...
We were extremely happy with the services that Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings provided! We had a Jewish and Christian wedding and Eric was open to working with our rabbi and tailored the speech exactly to what we wanted. He was very professional and a great speaker - good voice and presence. Definitely recommend him to other couples! Read less
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abenedetto
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Eric was a perfect fit for our wedding! He met with us before the wedding and was in contact throughout so me and my husband could work out exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go.
Eric was a perfect fit for our wedding! He met with us before the wedding and was in contact throughout so me and my Read more...
Eric was a perfect fit for our wedding! He met with us before the wedding and was in contact throughout so me and my husband could work out exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go. Read less
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rdh255
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.5/5.0
Eric was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very memorable and easy for us. He worked with us to incorporate our traditions (Hindu) into the ceremony and was very considerate of how many other things we had going on. I would highly recommend Eric.
Eric was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very memorable and easy for us. He worked with us to Read more...
Eric was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very memorable and easy for us. He worked with us to incorporate our traditions (Hindu) into the ceremony and was very considerate of how many other things we had going on. I would highly recommend Eric. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Eric was an absolute blessing to have at our wedding !! He was funny,kind, thoughtful, and extremely willing to make our ceremony special! I would definitely recommend him.
Eric was an absolute blessing to have at our wedding !! He was funny,kind, thoughtful, and extremely willing to make our Read more...
Eric was an absolute blessing to have at our wedding !! He was funny,kind, thoughtful, and extremely willing to make our ceremony special! I would definitely recommend him. Read less
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