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We Are Gathered...

Milford , MI

LOCATION

3363 Shale Court
Milford, MI US 48380 (map)
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ABOUT US

Written with you ... solemnized for you.

At some point rationale dictates that "becoming something" is less important than "being part of someone." That's where you are... Read more
Written with you ... solemnized for you.

At some point rationale dictates that "becoming something" is less important than "being part of someone." That's where you are today. You know that "best planning" leads to "best results." That's my specialty. Share your ceremonial dreams with me. Together, we'll make them come true. Read less
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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 - Presbyterian, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Sara
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was the absolute best! We were so happy with his service and flexibility. He was awesome and everybody loved the ceremony we had picked out. WE had so many compliments on the ceremony. Thank you Reverend Fred. You helped make our day very special.
Reverend Fred was the absolute best! We were so happy with his service and flexibility. He was awesome and everybody loved Read more...
Reverend Fred was the absolute best! We were so happy with his service and flexibility. He was awesome and everybody loved the ceremony we had picked out. WE had so many compliments on the ceremony. Thank you Reverend Fred. You helped make our day very special. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Sara and Steve, thank you! Interacting with each and both of you was fantastic! And, getting to know your parents a little was super, as well! Sara, your Mom supported me as your choice from the very beginning. It became apparent from the start that you were both very much loved and supported by your Mothers and Fathers. And, Steve, I'll always remember how your Dad's talk at the rehearsal began..."This guy went into a pet store and was greeted by a parrot..." Too funny! Can you tell that Sheila and I had fun? Thank you for selecting me. (And remember that I perform baptisms, too!) Reverend Fred
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Lynne
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. I spoke with him over a year and a half before the wedding - when they were in the planning stages. As the mother of the bride, I had always expected that my children would marry in the church we attended. However, at the time, I found myself between parishes, due to church closings. Plus, the bride and groom advised they did not want a traditional Catholic wedding.

At the time I had read the details about "We Are Gathered", I felt a sense of peace - a connection. My instincts were verified when I spoke with Rev Fred. I truly believe it was Divine Intervention that made our paths intersect. Rev Fred understood my concerns about wanting God to be a part of our daughter's wedding ceremony, and that marriage is a sacrament, not to be entered into lightly. He helped me to see that with the love of their family and friends surrounding them, the Lord would also be with them on that day. (This is very difficult to put into words-but I felt the weight lift from my shoulders.) I was very happy to learn my daughter and her fiance contacted him in regard to officiating their wedding.

The bride and groom worked with Rev Fred to create their own unique, and meaningful ceremony. On the day they were married, their love and happiness was felt by all in the church. (Newburgh Church at Historical Greenmead) From the Blessing Stones to the Rose Ceremony, the heartfelt message was love, commitment, faith and friendship.

After the ceremony - at the reception, we had friends and family share their thoughts that the ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt. It was unique to Sara and Steve, and was meaningful. (Not a cookie cutter ceremony.) Thank you Reverend Fred, for being the one to join Sara and Steve in holy matrimony.

We truly feel blessed to have met you, and your wife, Sheila.
Reverend Fred was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. I spoke with him over a year and a half before the wedding - Read more...
Reverend Fred was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. I spoke with him over a year and a half before the wedding - when they were in the planning stages. As the mother of the bride, I had always expected that my children would marry in the church we attended. However, at the time, I found myself between parishes, due to church closings. Plus, the bride and groom advised they did not want a traditional Catholic wedding.

At the time I had read the details about "We Are Gathered", I felt a sense of peace - a connection. My instincts were verified when I spoke with Rev Fred. I truly believe it was Divine Intervention that made our paths intersect. Rev Fred understood my concerns about wanting God to be a part of our daughter's wedding ceremony, and that marriage is a sacrament, not to be entered into lightly. He helped me to see that with the love of their family and friends surrounding them, the Lord would also be with them on that day. (This is very difficult to put into words-but I felt the weight lift from my shoulders.) I was very happy to learn my daughter and her fiance contacted him in regard to officiating their wedding.

The bride and groom worked with Rev Fred to create their own unique, and meaningful ceremony. On the day they were married, their love and happiness was felt by all in the church. (Newburgh Church at Historical Greenmead) From the Blessing Stones to the Rose Ceremony, the heartfelt message was love, commitment, faith and friendship.

After the ceremony - at the reception, we had friends and family share their thoughts that the ceremony was so beautiful and heartfelt. It was unique to Sara and Steve, and was meaningful. (Not a cookie cutter ceremony.) Thank you Reverend Fred, for being the one to join Sara and Steve in holy matrimony.

We truly feel blessed to have met you, and your wife, Sheila. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred is exceedingly helpful in planning your big day. The material he provides to plan the ceremony was extremely helpful, and the process would have been much more difficult without it. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a reverend for their wedding.
Reverend Fred is exceedingly helpful in planning your big day. The material he provides to plan the ceremony was extremely Read more...
Reverend Fred is exceedingly helpful in planning your big day. The material he provides to plan the ceremony was extremely helpful, and the process would have been much more difficult without it. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a reverend for their wedding. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Ryan and Taylor, thank you for choosing me to be a part of your wedding day! I really loved interacting with the both of you and, Ryan, you were just nervous enough and, Taylor, you were more than beautiful enough, to contribute to the memories those who attended will hold most dear. (I super enjoyed the rehearsal, too, and especially your families!) My thanks to all who played a part! Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was the best officiant we could have asked for! He met with us in person twice and gave us his wedding book to go through and hand pick exactly what we wanted in our ceremony. He was fantastic during the rehearsal with our families and friends. We would highly recommend him to everyone!
Reverend Fred was the best officiant we could have asked for! He met with us in person twice and gave us his wedding book Read more...
Reverend Fred was the best officiant we could have asked for! He met with us in person twice and gave us his wedding book to go through and hand pick exactly what we wanted in our ceremony. He was fantastic during the rehearsal with our families and friends. We would highly recommend him to everyone! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Austin! Thanks for your great review!! I love what I do. As with you and James, I grow to love the couples I interact with. To me, every wedding is unique and worthy of my best efforts. In fact, I pledge satisfaction in writing before we agree to move forward together. Austin, I really appreciate then forward thinking you both displayed when you agreed to invest the time to meet with me. That very first step is crucial. After all, the importance of personally feeling comfortable with, and having faith and trust in, the person who will share the most important moment in your lives is an absolute. But then, you knew that. Thank you again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was the first person we talked to about officiating our wedding, and as soon as we met him, I knew he would do a wonderful job! While reading through his binder of material, we had so many excerpts that we liked that we had over 100 post-it flags by the end! We had to pare them down considerably before we had a working ceremony, but once we did, it was beautiful. We did 4 rewrites with Reverend Fred, and they ended up entirely changing our ceremony, and the end result was perfect. We were so happy with the results, and the way he performed the ceremony. He was willing to do whatever it was we wanted to do, telling me multiple times that he was fine with whatever we wanted, as long as I was happy with the results. I would definitely recommend We Are Gathered and Reverend Fred to future brides!
Reverend Fred was the first person we talked to about officiating our wedding, and as soon as we met him, I knew he would Read more...
Reverend Fred was the first person we talked to about officiating our wedding, and as soon as we met him, I knew he would do a wonderful job! While reading through his binder of material, we had so many excerpts that we liked that we had over 100 post-it flags by the end! We had to pare them down considerably before we had a working ceremony, but once we did, it was beautiful. We did 4 rewrites with Reverend Fred, and they ended up entirely changing our ceremony, and the end result was perfect. We were so happy with the results, and the way he performed the ceremony. He was willing to do whatever it was we wanted to do, telling me multiple times that he was fine with whatever we wanted, as long as I was happy with the results. I would definitely recommend We Are Gathered and Reverend Fred to future brides! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Allison, is this you? Actually, whoever wrote this, I pledge in writing that together we will continue massaging the content of the wedding ceremony "...until the ceremony is written to your satisfaction." That means whatever it takes. A wedding ceremony that embodies a couples thoughts and values...and vows that will be easily remembered throughout their lifetimes...is essential. You see, there will be tests. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your life journey...and, for your heart-felt review. Thank you! Reverend Fred
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Amie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
He was wonderful. We were greatly blessed by the ceremony he did for us.
He was wonderful. We were greatly blessed by the ceremony he did for us.
He was wonderful. We were greatly blessed by the ceremony he did for us. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Amie. Thanks for taking the time to review me! Yours is my 100th review! I really appreciate the trust that you and James placed in me. May the blessings of God be James and yours forever and ever.

Reverend Fred
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David
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first met Reverend Fred, we both knew that he was perfect for our wedding! Reverend Fred was so helpful in helping us to create a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget!!! I would recommend Reverend Fred to anyone!!!
When we first met Reverend Fred, we both knew that he was perfect for our wedding! Reverend Fred was so helpful in helping Read more...
When we first met Reverend Fred, we both knew that he was perfect for our wedding! Reverend Fred was so helpful in helping us to create a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget!!! I would recommend Reverend Fred to anyone!!! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, David. It is always super special when a wedding ceremony takes place at home. Yours, and Donna's, was no exception. The both of severally, and as a couple were so excited about getting married and your excitement excited me! In addition, you were so...SO organized! (Thank you for that!) I enjoyed our journey together from moment one until I placed your Marriage License copies in the mail to your county clerk or registration. May God's blessings be upon you and your marriage. Reverend Fred
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Donna
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
You were exactly what I was looking for an Officiant with your years of experience and charm !!! The ceremony was Perfect. I would recommend your services to anyone !!!!! Thank you again Reverend Fred.
You were exactly what I was looking for an Officiant with your years of experience and charm !!! The ceremony was Perfect. Read more...
You were exactly what I was looking for an Officiant with your years of experience and charm !!! The ceremony was Perfect. I would recommend your services to anyone !!!!! Thank you again Reverend Fred. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Awwww, Donna. Thank you! I just loved the excitement you and David shared with me regarding your wedding ceremony. There's no doubt that it was a great day!!

Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was great! Loved that he helped us make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Definitely would recommend!
Reverend Fred was great! Loved that he helped us make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Definitely would recommend!
Reverend Fred was great! Loved that he helped us make our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Definitely would recommend! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

I'm not all that sure about "great" but know, whomever you are :-), that I loved helping make your ceremony exactly what you wanted! Thanks for your review. Reverend Fred
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Katelyn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything that he did for my wedding was perfect I was honored to have him marry us. I recommend him times 5!
Everything that he did for my wedding was perfect I was honored to have him marry us. I recommend him times 5!
Everything that he did for my wedding was perfect I was honored to have him marry us. I recommend him times 5! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Katelyn and Tyler, thank you again! The honor was absolutely mine! As was said at the conclusion of your wedding ceremony "Tyler and Katelyn, now the ceremony is over and the experience of living day by day as married people is about to begin. Go forth to meet it, gladly. Love life and life will love you. May the Blessings of God be with you always."

Reverend Fred
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Kevin
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was great! He worked with us to make sure our ceremony was just the way we wanted it, and was friendly and professional throughout the whole process. I had many people at the wedding say they loved Reverend Fred.
Reverend Fred was great! He worked with us to make sure our ceremony was just the way we wanted it, and was friendly and Read more...
Reverend Fred was great! He worked with us to make sure our ceremony was just the way we wanted it, and was friendly and professional throughout the whole process. I had many people at the wedding say they loved Reverend Fred. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Kevin, it was Lauren and you who were great...but thank you! Every moment that the three of us invested together was terrific. Performing your Wedding Ceremony was an honor. Meeting your family and friends was most enjoyable. Thanks for taking the time to review me. And, give Lauren a hug for...well...you. ;-) Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred is fantastic. I received so many compliments on our touching ceremony! Highly recommended!
Reverend Fred is fantastic. I received so many compliments on our touching ceremony! Highly recommended!
Reverend Fred is fantastic. I received so many compliments on our touching ceremony! Highly recommended! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Katelyn! Thank you so much for your kind words! Tyler and you make such a handsome, loving couple...and, Tyler was hilarious. Usually the phrase "I love you." is used in a serious, romantic way. His timing, however, was presented so differently. It was one of those "You had to be there!" moments. :-) I was especially honored to perform the ceremony in your Grandmother's home church, the Oakland Hills Community Church. (Your Grandmother is such a sweet lady!) I could just go on and on. Let it suffice, however, for me to say that, from our first meeting on I loved our interactions. Thank you so much!

Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was incredible. I received many compliments on the ceremony at the reception. Highly recommended!
Reverend Fred was incredible. I received many compliments on the ceremony at the reception. Highly recommended!
Reverend Fred was incredible. I received many compliments on the ceremony at the reception. Highly recommended! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

I wish that I knew who wrote this but, whomever you are, thank you! Know that I really enjoyed interacting with you and am so glad that you selected me as your officiant of choice! Thank you, again!

Reverend Fred
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Celeste
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to express how great Rev. Fred is! Very personable, sincere, easy to work with, and truly cares. We felt comfortable right away with Rev. Fred and were certain within the first meeting that we wanted him to perform our wedding ceremony. He and his wife Sheila took the time to get to know us and helped us create a beautiful ceremony from scratch. What an awesome team they make! Our ceremony turned out perfectly. Rev. Fred included everything we wanted and pieced it together so it flowed perfectly. He delivered it with genuine intent and grace, and put his personal touch on it. Of all the things we chose for our wedding day, Rev. Fred was my favorite! I will highly and gladly recommend Rev. Fred to any couple looking for an officiant.
I can't even begin to express how great Rev. Fred is! Very personable, sincere, easy to work with, and truly cares. We Read more...
I can't even begin to express how great Rev. Fred is! Very personable, sincere, easy to work with, and truly cares. We felt comfortable right away with Rev. Fred and were certain within the first meeting that we wanted him to perform our wedding ceremony. He and his wife Sheila took the time to get to know us and helped us create a beautiful ceremony from scratch. What an awesome team they make! Our ceremony turned out perfectly. Rev. Fred included everything we wanted and pieced it together so it flowed perfectly. He delivered it with genuine intent and grace, and put his personal touch on it. Of all the things we chose for our wedding day, Rev. Fred was my favorite! I will highly and gladly recommend Rev. Fred to any couple looking for an officiant. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Celeste and Joe. The time that Sheila and I got to spend with you both was really good on a professional level...but, it was more than that. Getting to know each of you as individuals, and as a couple, created memories that last a lifetime. Thank you for that. I hope you don't mind, but I want to share an excerpt from your ceremony. It was such a descriptive, vivid, and personal analogy about love and sacrifice. "I have something personal to share with you. When CELESTE and JOE and I first met, JOE told me that he used to own a 2007 Mustang. He loved that car…A LOT! He followed by quickly saying that he loves CELESTE, and the concept of marriage with her, so much more. In fact, So much more, in fact, that he willingly chose to part with his ‘Stang to make an investment in their future together. JOE’S comparative between a fine car and a fine marriage is expressed in a shared quote made by Fred Burton Howard, an Emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It reads like this…'If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.' How eloquent and accurate." Celeste and Joe, may the blessings of god be with you always.
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Madalina
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
For our wedding day we did not have a particular officiant that we knew so we found Reverend Fred online. I was a little hesitant in taking this route because I was worried if we would be within our spending budget and didn't know what to expect. Needless to say, hiring Rev Fred was THE BEST decision we could have made!!! From the very beginning he made the entire process so easy for us and was always fast to respond to emails. We had a ton of say in the direction we wanted our ceremony to go but he was there to guide us and give us wonderful advice! We also wrote our own vows and had Rev Fred read them for us and give us the OK!
Our ceremony was beautiful. Everyone came up to us to tell us it had been one of the nicest ceremonies they had ever been to. It flowed so nicely and said EXACTLY what we wanted it to say about us. I could not have asked for more perfect words to unite us in marriage. Rev Fred also blessed our meal and we had the pleasure of having him and his lovely wife Sheila join us for dinner!
When it comes down to it, the ceremony is such a huge part of your wedding and you want it to be perfect because you will have it on video forever! I give my HIGHEST recommendation and compliments to Reverend Fred and suggest him to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding. He was so kind, professional, and easy to work with...which made things so much less stressful on us! I knew I had nothing to worry about and that he would take care of all! It was a pleasure working with him.

Thank you Reverend Fred!!
-Maddie & Cameron :)
For our wedding day we did not have a particular officiant that we knew so we found Reverend Fred online. I was a little Read more...
For our wedding day we did not have a particular officiant that we knew so we found Reverend Fred online. I was a little hesitant in taking this route because I was worried if we would be within our spending budget and didn't know what to expect. Needless to say, hiring Rev Fred was THE BEST decision we could have made!!! From the very beginning he made the entire process so easy for us and was always fast to respond to emails. We had a ton of say in the direction we wanted our ceremony to go but he was there to guide us and give us wonderful advice! We also wrote our own vows and had Rev Fred read them for us and give us the OK!
Our ceremony was beautiful. Everyone came up to us to tell us it had been one of the nicest ceremonies they had ever been to. It flowed so nicely and said EXACTLY what we wanted it to say about us. I could not have asked for more perfect words to unite us in marriage. Rev Fred also blessed our meal and we had the pleasure of having him and his lovely wife Sheila join us for dinner!
When it comes down to it, the ceremony is such a huge part of your wedding and you want it to be perfect because you will have it on video forever! I give my HIGHEST recommendation and compliments to Reverend Fred and suggest him to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding. He was so kind, professional, and easy to work with...which made things so much less stressful on us! I knew I had nothing to worry about and that he would take care of all! It was a pleasure working with him.

Thank you Reverend Fred!!
-Maddie & Cameron :) Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Wow, Madelina! How much do I owe you for this review? *L* You and Cameron invested a great deal of yourselves, and of your resources. I really, really welcome a challenge like the one you presented me. The inclusion of Kaelyn and Aviana in the Family Sand Ceremony was both appropriate and of significant importance. The writing, and the reading, of your own vows went very well. As one might imagine, composing and then delivering personal marriage vows can be a daunting, even intimidating, effort. Not so for Cameron and you, though. Well done! Thanks for the faith that you both placed in me. And remember, if you ever need me... Reverend Fred and Sheila
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred is awesome to work with. He has a giant binder full of sample ceremonies, readings, and prayers that you can go through and just select a premade one you want, or you can fully customize your entire ceremony from start to finish. Your ceremony can be as much or as little work as you want, and the Reverend is a goldmine of information on wedding ceremony customs. I gave Rev Fred a giant list of all the pieces I liked and he crafted it into the perfect ceremony that just came out beautifully and was 100% ours. He was a pleasure to work with, friendly, and very easygoing. I’d never go with anyone else! I even had a few brides to be come up to me at the reception and ask for his name because they loved our ceremony so much!
Reverend Fred is awesome to work with. He has a giant binder full of sample ceremonies, readings, and prayers that you can Read more...
Reverend Fred is awesome to work with. He has a giant binder full of sample ceremonies, readings, and prayers that you can go through and just select a premade one you want, or you can fully customize your entire ceremony from start to finish. Your ceremony can be as much or as little work as you want, and the Reverend is a goldmine of information on wedding ceremony customs. I gave Rev Fred a giant list of all the pieces I liked and he crafted it into the perfect ceremony that just came out beautifully and was 100% ours. He was a pleasure to work with, friendly, and very easygoing. I’d never go with anyone else! I even had a few brides to be come up to me at the reception and ask for his name because they loved our ceremony so much! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Jill, I had a great time interacting with you and Jameson. I always get a smile when the "giant book" is mentioned. I call it a "Wedding Guide" but your description is every bit as accurate. Looking back, ours was a 7 month journey together. Pretty cool! And, I was particularly grateful for the "Thank You" note from your Mom, Coreen. I'm so grateful that you selected me as your "officiant of choice". Thank you!
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful! We enjoyed working with Reverend Fred. He was helpful and worked with us to make our ceremony and day special and meaningful! We loved being able to work with him to make our ceremony perfect! We will recommend Reverend Fred to all of our family and friends! He has a special place in our hearts and look forward to keeping touch with him and Sheila.
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful! We enjoyed working with Reverend Fred. He was helpful and worked with us to make our Read more...
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful! We enjoyed working with Reverend Fred. He was helpful and worked with us to make our ceremony and day special and meaningful! We loved being able to work with him to make our ceremony perfect! We will recommend Reverend Fred to all of our family and friends! He has a special place in our hearts and look forward to keeping touch with him and Sheila. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Danielle and Tom! Welcome back from your Honeymoon! Sheila and I really enjoyed the time we spent with you both. I checked and together we invested six months developing and then, of course, presenting your wedding ceremony. The time sure went by fast. And, Danielle, I'll always remember when your Grandpa, who is himself an ordained Pastor, upstaged me and gave his talk. *L* That was fun! Tom and Danielle, thanks for sharing your day, and your families and friends, with us,

Reverend Fred and Sheila
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Amanda & Patrick
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was a great choice for us. The time and care he put into our wedding shows that he does this because he really loves it. We were planning our wedding while living in separate cities and Reverend Fred was very flexible with his schedule so we could meet a few times when it was convenient for us to discuss how we envisioned our ceremony. He shared a binder full of wonderful resources with us and helped us create a ceremony that was special and unique. He was always very kind and personable. We enjoyed that he had a chance to get to know our families when joined us at our rehearsal dinner. He also provided a dinner blessing at our reception. We especially love that he gave us the bound copy of our ceremony wording that he read from on our wedding day which we will have as a keepsake for the rest of our lives!
Reverend Fred was a great choice for us. The time and care he put into our wedding shows that he does this because he Read more...
Reverend Fred was a great choice for us. The time and care he put into our wedding shows that he does this because he really loves it. We were planning our wedding while living in separate cities and Reverend Fred was very flexible with his schedule so we could meet a few times when it was convenient for us to discuss how we envisioned our ceremony. He shared a binder full of wonderful resources with us and helped us create a ceremony that was special and unique. He was always very kind and personable. We enjoyed that he had a chance to get to know our families when joined us at our rehearsal dinner. He also provided a dinner blessing at our reception. We especially love that he gave us the bound copy of our ceremony wording that he read from on our wedding day which we will have as a keepsake for the rest of our lives! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Amanda and Patrick, thank you so much for the kind words and even more for selecting me to be involved in your special day! You're absolutely right about my loving what I do. And, Patrick and Amanda, you are the reason why. Thank you, again!

Reverend Fred
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Anita
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment Don and I met Rev. Fred we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. He was warm, friendly, and very open to our ideas. He too was able to provide us with a variety of ideas due to his many years as a clergyman. When it was all said and done it was a beautiful service and many of our friends and family members commented on how wonderful the service was. I'm so grateful to have gotten to know Rev. Fred and I truly hope there will be another opportunity to see him again.
From the moment Don and I met Rev. Fred we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. He was warm, friendly, Read more...
From the moment Don and I met Rev. Fred we knew he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. He was warm, friendly, and very open to our ideas. He too was able to provide us with a variety of ideas due to his many years as a clergyman. When it was all said and done it was a beautiful service and many of our friends and family members commented on how wonderful the service was. I'm so grateful to have gotten to know Rev. Fred and I truly hope there will be another opportunity to see him again. Read less
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Anita, you're so kind. Thank you! I so enjoyed the time, and the effort, we all invested. It was indeed a labor of love! If we don't speak before, Sheila and I wish you and Don a Blessed and Very Happy Christmas! Reverend Fred
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Erin
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with! He is prompt, kind, and a wonderful speaker. The wedding guests kept raving about him and how great he was. Thank you, Reverend Fred!
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with! He is prompt, kind, and a wonderful speaker. The wedding guests kept raving Read more...
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with! He is prompt, kind, and a wonderful speaker. The wedding guests kept raving about him and how great he was. Thank you, Reverend Fred! Read less
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Hi, Erin! Thank you for your comments regarding the raving! *LOL* I loved performing your ceremony...and, and with your and Brad's significant assistance, it's development. Sheila and i so enjoyed observing that when you or Brad would look at each other, your face would break out into the most magnificent smile! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your marriage. Reverend Fred
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Thomas
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was absolutely the best.
Reverend Fred was absolutely the best.
Reverend Fred was absolutely the best. Read less
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Hi, Tom! Thanks for your review! It's so infrequent that men take the time. I really, REALLY appreciate every review, but yours is special. And, Tom, you and Trish are the best! I loved being part of your special day. I hope Las Vegas was fun for you both. And, Tom, as an aside, thank you so much for your performance in the Fire Service. Please share my respect and admiration with everyone in your department. Reverend Fred
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Lena
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred did an awesome job at our wedding! He met with us twice, on the first occasion he gave us his huge wedding binder so we could flag things that we liked to make a more personalized ceremony, then on our second meeting we gave him back the binder and he began to work on it for us. After the ceremony we had several of our guests comment on what a great job he did. He and his wife Sheila also honored us with their presence at the reception where Reverend Fred delivered a very nice blessing before our meal. We are very happy with our choice to work with Reverend Fred and would recommend his services,
Reverend Fred did an awesome job at our wedding! He met with us twice, on the first occasion he gave us his huge wedding Read more...
Reverend Fred did an awesome job at our wedding! He met with us twice, on the first occasion he gave us his huge wedding binder so we could flag things that we liked to make a more personalized ceremony, then on our second meeting we gave him back the binder and he began to work on it for us. After the ceremony we had several of our guests comment on what a great job he did. He and his wife Sheila also honored us with their presence at the reception where Reverend Fred delivered a very nice blessing before our meal. We are very happy with our choice to work with Reverend Fred and would recommend his services, Read less
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Lena, thank you! When we first met, you were employed at Waldenwoods, the venue where your wedding took place. I was, and still am, so grateful that your having been in the position of actually observing officiants perform, you and Bill, selected me. That's the ultimate vote of confidence. You both were a joy to interact with. I especially love your selection of the "Rose Ceremony" as part of your ceremony. In fact, I love everything about it! My heartfelt thanks to you both! Reverend Fred
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Bill
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred is very flexible. He will perform the ceremony that you want, but will help you out along the way if you are unsure, like we were. He was a pleasure to work with!
Reverend Fred is very flexible. He will perform the ceremony that you want, but will help you out along the way if you are Read more...
Reverend Fred is very flexible. He will perform the ceremony that you want, but will help you out along the way if you are unsure, like we were. He was a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Bill, thank you for your positive review. I enjoyed every minute of the time that we invested together creating and presenting your, and Lena's, wedding ceremony. You are a very special couple to me. Again, my thanks! Reverend Fred
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Justin
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things about Rev. Fred and his wife. Our ceremony was amazing and everyone commented on how great he was. From start to finish everything was A+. Thank you Rev. Fred, we will recommend you to everyone.
We can't say enough good things about Rev. Fred and his wife. Our ceremony was amazing and everyone commented on how great Read more...
We can't say enough good things about Rev. Fred and his wife. Our ceremony was amazing and everyone commented on how great he was. From start to finish everything was A+. Thank you Rev. Fred, we will recommend you to everyone. Read less
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Justin, thanks so much or your comments! It's so rare when a Groom takes the opportunity to contribute his input. Developing and delivering the wedding ceremony with, and for, Heather and yourself was a real and genuine pleasure. Sheila and I are so pleased for the opportunity the both of you presented me. God bless you both! Reverend Fred
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Kirsten
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't be any happier that we agreed on having Reverend Fred as our officiant at our wedding. He was so easy and flexible to work with throughout the planning process and revised out ceremony multiple times until it was exactly the way we wanted it. We also got so many compliments by our family and friends about how personal and warm our ceremony was due in large part to Fred's friendliness and ability to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Reverent Fred was definitely a highlight of our wedding and we're so happy that he was a part of our incredible day!
My husband and I couldn't be any happier that we agreed on having Reverend Fred as our officiant at our wedding. He was so Read more...
My husband and I couldn't be any happier that we agreed on having Reverend Fred as our officiant at our wedding. He was so easy and flexible to work with throughout the planning process and revised out ceremony multiple times until it was exactly the way we wanted it. We also got so many compliments by our family and friends about how personal and warm our ceremony was due in large part to Fred's friendliness and ability to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Reverent Fred was definitely a highlight of our wedding and we're so happy that he was a part of our incredible day! Read less
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Kirsten and Dan, I, too, couldn't be any happier with your decision! Thank you so much for your excellent review of me and of the services that I provide. As you mentioned, there is so much more to developing, preparing for, and performing a wedding ceremony, than saying "I do three ceremonies. Pick one." and the showing up at the wedding. Thank you for recognizing that. And, thank you again for selecting me as your officiant! Reverend Fred
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I honestly can not put into words how wonderful it was to work on a custom ceremony with Fred. He did a beautiful job crafting a ceremony that perfectly encompassed our personalities, values, belief system, and plans for our future. It means so much that we were able to have a ceremony that was 100% us. It made a special moment even more dear.

Fred was extremely helpful in keeping us organized and on task. He spoke beautifully, and we received dozens of compliments on his service. Again, we really cannot express in words what an asset choosing We Are Gathered was for us. We were amazed by how much time and care was put into our ceremony...it is obvious that Fred loves what he does, and it shines through in both his warm personality and the gorgeous words he crafts.

It was truly a delight to work with him.
My husband and I honestly can not put into words how wonderful it was to work on a custom ceremony with Fred. He did a Read more...
My husband and I honestly can not put into words how wonderful it was to work on a custom ceremony with Fred. He did a beautiful job crafting a ceremony that perfectly encompassed our personalities, values, belief system, and plans for our future. It means so much that we were able to have a ceremony that was 100% us. It made a special moment even more dear.

Fred was extremely helpful in keeping us organized and on task. He spoke beautifully, and we received dozens of compliments on his service. Again, we really cannot express in words what an asset choosing We Are Gathered was for us. We were amazed by how much time and care was put into our ceremony...it is obvious that Fred loves what he does, and it shines through in both his warm personality and the gorgeous words he crafts.

It was truly a delight to work with him. Read less
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Sarah and Spencer, I just can't express well enough my gratitude for your heartfelt comments. Our creative collaboration was interesting and unique. I really enjoyed the readings by Sarah's Mom, Karen, and your friend, Joe. Unique, however was each of your performing a reading as well. These inclusions added so much to the "personality" of the ceremony...and each was delivered flawlessly. And, I loved your venue...the Milestone Barn! Thanks again for your decision to allow me to be part of your wedding day. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a great time with Fred!!!!
We had a great time with Fred!!!!
We had a great time with Fred!!!! Read less
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Jamie, this MUST be you! Sheila and I had a great time, too! We loved meeting, and spending time, with your families. I was especially touched by the blessings Chase's Dad delivered. I'm so grateful that, together, you selected me as your wedding officiant. Thank you, again. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred gives great advice and guidance throughout the entire wedding planning process, and not just about the ceremony but anything you may need guidance and direction on. He was in constant contact with us throughout our entire engagement. The day of our wedding our ceremony went so smooth and perfectly thanks to him! We are still receiving compliments on how nice and thought out our ceremony was and how much everyone enjoyed Reverend Fred’s words. He also gave a beautiful dinner blessing at our reception. We absolutely love him and would recommend him to all future brides and grooms!
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Reverend Fred gives great advice and guidance throughout the entire wedding planning process, and not just about the ceremony but anything you may need guidance and direction on. He was in constant contact with us throughout our entire engagement. The day of our wedding our ceremony went so smooth and perfectly thanks to him! We are still receiving compliments on how nice and thought out our ceremony was and how much everyone enjoyed Reverend Fred’s words. He also gave a beautiful dinner blessing at our reception. We absolutely love him and would recommend him to all future brides and grooms! Read less
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Kristina and Eric, thank you!! From our first moment of contact, during our "face to face" meetings, throughout the ceremony development process, at the rehearsal and while officiating at you wedding, I loved every moment! Thank you again and God Bless you both! Reverend Fred
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We were incredibly pleased with how the Reverend did. He was a kind and calming presence to us throughout the engagement. My husband and I live several states away from where we got married and the Reverend set up time on Skype to talk to us, mailed us his book of ceremony suggestions and drafted the ceremony over e-mail with us. We had the text of the ceremony figured out six months in advance and got to relax and reread it over and over. He made suggestions that made the ceremony much better, but when we told him that a part was important to us, he made sure it was in the readings (even if it might not have seemed like it would fit).

On the day of the rehearsal, we were running around, running late and trying to get everything together, but he stayed calm, ran the walk through and got everything taken care of. I have to believe most people would've lost patience with us, but he didn't. He even seemed surprised when I apologized for how disorganized things were.

On the day of the ceremony, everything went perfectly. The ceremony was beautiful and moving. Because of our disorganization the day before, we hadn't gotten some of the paperwork done - the Reverend actually stepped away from dinner at the reception to get everything signed for us and give us a copy of the ceremony.

I would recommend Reverend Fred to anyone getting married -- he did an amazing job and he was a joy to work with! Thank you, Reverend!
We were incredibly pleased with how the Reverend did. He was a kind and calming presence to us throughout the engagement. Read more...
We were incredibly pleased with how the Reverend did. He was a kind and calming presence to us throughout the engagement. My husband and I live several states away from where we got married and the Reverend set up time on Skype to talk to us, mailed us his book of ceremony suggestions and drafted the ceremony over e-mail with us. We had the text of the ceremony figured out six months in advance and got to relax and reread it over and over. He made suggestions that made the ceremony much better, but when we told him that a part was important to us, he made sure it was in the readings (even if it might not have seemed like it would fit).

On the day of the rehearsal, we were running around, running late and trying to get everything together, but he stayed calm, ran the walk through and got everything taken care of. I have to believe most people would've lost patience with us, but he didn't. He even seemed surprised when I apologized for how disorganized things were.

On the day of the ceremony, everything went perfectly. The ceremony was beautiful and moving. Because of our disorganization the day before, we hadn't gotten some of the paperwork done - the Reverend actually stepped away from dinner at the reception to get everything signed for us and give us a copy of the ceremony.

I would recommend Reverend Fred to anyone getting married -- he did an amazing job and he was a joy to work with! Thank you, Reverend! Read less
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Kristen, thank you so much for everything! I genuinely loved our collaborative efforts! You may recall that, at one time or the other, I said "It's all about you!"...well, I meant it! And, it means so much to me to know that you feel that I succeeded in having that sentiment shine through for you. Congratulations again! May God's blessing be upon you and Justin always! Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to have Reverend Fred marry us! Such a sweet man! He was very organized, made our ceremony exactly how we wanted it, and did a beautiful job! We recommend him to all!
We were so blessed to have Reverend Fred marry us! Such a sweet man! He was very organized, made our ceremony exactly how Read more...
We were so blessed to have Reverend Fred marry us! Such a sweet man! He was very organized, made our ceremony exactly how we wanted it, and did a beautiful job! We recommend him to all! Read less
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Thank you for your kind review. I so love being involved with weddings...and even though I cannot be certain who wrote this, I can be certain that your wedding was no exception! Thank you or choosing me. Reverend Fred
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Melanie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing person and made our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. Very accommodating and helpful in any questions we had!
Amazing person and made our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. Very accommodating and helpful in any questions we had!
Amazing person and made our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. Very accommodating and helpful in any questions we had! Read less
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Melanie, I really appreciate your positive comments. My very favorite moment was when you and Kevin locked eyes as you proceeded up the aisle. During those moments,b there was absolutely no question about how much the two of you love one another. My thanks to you both for choosing me to be part of those moments! Reverend Fred
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Fred did an amazing job. He managed to keep us calm despite the stress and anxiety and wedding day jitters. I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Fred did an amazing job. He managed to keep us calm despite the stress and anxiety and wedding day jitters. I would Read more...
Fred did an amazing job. He managed to keep us calm despite the stress and anxiety and wedding day jitters. I would recommend him to any and everyone. Read less
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Hi, Jacqui! Thank you for your neat review! It was really great investing our time and efforts together to create the "perfect" ceremony for you and Bill. You know, helping you remain calm at the wedding is an important piece of the total wedding ceremony package. I'm so grateful to have been selected as your officiant.
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was exactly as we planned! Reverend Fred is very nice, and personalized everything for us with no pressure to make things his way, it was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend him to anyone getting married, and I'm sure we will even use him for future baptisms of our children!
Everything was exactly as we planned! Reverend Fred is very nice, and personalized everything for us with no pressure to Read more...
Everything was exactly as we planned! Reverend Fred is very nice, and personalized everything for us with no pressure to make things his way, it was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend him to anyone getting married, and I'm sure we will even use him for future baptisms of our children! Read less
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Lisa and Kyle, thank you so much! I loved every minute of our time together! As an aside, I spent some time with the neatest guy while waiting for the wedding to begin. I think he's a Great-Uncle of yours, Lisa. They live on Lake Huron and he used to have a business selling bus parts. Please give him my name and address. I'd like to hear from him again sometime. I digress... Kyle and Lisa, thank you again for the honor the two of you, together, bestowed upon me. And, I look forward to baptizing your babies!! Reverend Fred
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Kim
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Although partly a blur, my husband and I are so completely satisfied with the personal touches that Reverend Fred gave from pre-ceremony meetings, his patience during our rehearsal and sincere delivery of the ceremony even while the rain was falling upon us. We received so many compliments on our ceremony from our guests, he was the perfect alternative to a traditional church wedding an exceeded our expectations. We are so happy we found Reverend Fred during our planning process!
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Although partly a blur, my husband and I are so completely satisfied with the personal touches that Reverend Fred gave from pre-ceremony meetings, his patience during our rehearsal and sincere delivery of the ceremony even while the rain was falling upon us. We received so many compliments on our ceremony from our guests, he was the perfect alternative to a traditional church wedding an exceeded our expectations. We are so happy we found Reverend Fred during our planning process! Read less
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Kim and Charles, thank you so much! I sincerely enjoyed every moment that we invested together! Kim, your Godfather, John, performed a great reading. ("Union" is one 0f my favorites!) I also loved that your Mother and Brother escorted you down the aisle. That was very touching. You know that I do invest a great deal of time, effort, and emotion during the development and presentation of a couples wedding ceremony. Your being pleased with the results is a wonderful and satisfying feeling! Thank you, again! Reverend Fred
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Charles
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We've had an abundance of compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was, and we give a lot of this credit to Rev. Fred. He helped us stay organized and gave us a plethora of ideas, which created a very personal and special ceremony. I highly recommend Rev. Fred to couples of all religions and walks of life looking to get married!
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We've had an abundance of compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was, and we give a lot of this credit to Rev. Fred. He helped us stay organized and gave us a plethora of ideas, which created a very personal and special ceremony. I highly recommend Rev. Fred to couples of all religions and walks of life looking to get married! Read less
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Charles and Kimberly, thank you! (And, Charles, thanks for taking the time to write this. Reviews from the men in the family are rare and treasured!) I'm so grateful that Kim and you selected me as your officiant. And, the whole point of writing your ceremony was to have it reflect who the two of you are as individuals, and as one! Performing for you both was my pleasure! Reverend Fred
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred did an amazing job at our ceremony!! He was exactly what we wanted for a beautiful non-denominational ceremony. He was very flexible when it came to dates and times and we had as much input as we wanted for the types of readings and prayers that would be read and what he would say. He was very kind and laid back and went with whatever we wanted in our ceremony, which made it perfect!! He kept in contact at all times and the package he offers was well tailored to our needs. We loved him!
Reverend Fred did an amazing job at our ceremony!! He was exactly what we wanted for a beautiful non-denominational Read more...
Reverend Fred did an amazing job at our ceremony!! He was exactly what we wanted for a beautiful non-denominational ceremony. He was very flexible when it came to dates and times and we had as much input as we wanted for the types of readings and prayers that would be read and what he would say. He was very kind and laid back and went with whatever we wanted in our ceremony, which made it perfect!! He kept in contact at all times and the package he offers was well tailored to our needs. We loved him! Read less
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Lindsay and Dom, I was humbled by being in the presence of so may active Army Personnel...so many Commissioned Officers...men wearing their Combat Infantryman Badges...and Dom's uniform sporting the "Ranger" emblem. God Bless you all! God Bless all of those who has served, is serving, or will ever serve in the Armed Services of these wonderful United States! All of your Family and Friends and, certainly the both of you, were so gracious with Sheila and I. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Reverend Fred
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Evan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Very happy with the customized ceremony provided by Rev. Fred.
Very happy with the customized ceremony provided by Rev. Fred.
Very happy with the customized ceremony provided by Rev. Fred. Read less
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Evan and Kelly, thanks so much for your comment, your kindness, and your generosity! Sheila and I wish you both all of God's best all of the time. Reverend Fred
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was great to work with. He was very professional and kept track of all our information and ideas in an organized way. I think we ended up with 8 different versions of our ceremony. Reverend made edits without a problem and was open and flexible to our ideas. He ran our rehearsal outside of the venue no problem and provided a copy of our ceremony for us after the event. He was responsive to emails and questions. He let us completely customize our ceremony as well. We were given a binder with all kinds of ceremonies and ideas to choose from. Everyone raved about our ceremony and talked about how beautiful it was. It turned out to be my favorite part of the event as well. I wouldn't hesitate to book Reverend Fred for your wedding!
Reverend Fred was great to work with. He was very professional and kept track of all our information and ideas in an Read more...
Reverend Fred was great to work with. He was very professional and kept track of all our information and ideas in an organized way. I think we ended up with 8 different versions of our ceremony. Reverend made edits without a problem and was open and flexible to our ideas. He ran our rehearsal outside of the venue no problem and provided a copy of our ceremony for us after the event. He was responsive to emails and questions. He let us completely customize our ceremony as well. We were given a binder with all kinds of ceremonies and ideas to choose from. Everyone raved about our ceremony and talked about how beautiful it was. It turned out to be my favorite part of the event as well. I wouldn't hesitate to book Reverend Fred for your wedding! Read less
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Kelly and Evan, bless you for the incredible review! Yes, it was 8 versions! *LAUGH* I remember that your wedding took place exactly one year from when the two of you became engaged. That's sweet. At your reception, you seated Sheila, and I, at your Mother's table. Everyone was so welcoming. Let's seem if I get the titles right...your Great-Grandmother and Great-Aunt were adorable!! In fact, literally, everyone we met were so kind! Thank you both SO MUCH for selecting me as your officiant. If you ever need me, well, you know... Reverend Fred
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Joshua
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was amazing. I can not speak more highly of the man. He helped me and my Wife design the ceremony of our dreams. He even was helpful in keeping me a nervous groom calm before our wedding began. If I could I would add on a extra 5 stars for this man. If you chose him for your own wedding I can promise you will have made the right choice
Reverend Fred was amazing. I can not speak more highly of the man. He helped me and my Wife design the ceremony of our Read more...
Reverend Fred was amazing. I can not speak more highly of the man. He helped me and my Wife design the ceremony of our dreams. He even was helpful in keeping me a nervous groom calm before our wedding began. If I could I would add on a extra 5 stars for this man. If you chose him for your own wedding I can promise you will have made the right choice Read less
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Joshua, thank you! (You were pretty nervous, weren't you?) I meet many couples. Some are in love. Some are really in love. A few are CRAZY in love! That CRAZY in love thing, that's you and Hanna! And, I love being around it and you. The two of you are contagious...in a very good way. Thanks for the honor of being your officiant. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was great! He is very organized and helpful.
Reverend Fred was great! He is very organized and helpful.
Reverend Fred was great! He is very organized and helpful. Read less
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I don't know who wrote this but, whoever you are, thank you for choosing me as your officiant! Reverend Fred
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Nathan
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very happy from the very beginning. He offers you to make your ceremony custom and just the way you want it no matter how long or how many revisions it takes to get it just right. Come the day of the ceremony he was excellent!
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We were very happy from the very beginning. He offers you to make your ceremony custom and just the way you want it no matter how long or how many revisions it takes to get it just right. Come the day of the ceremony he was excellent! Read less
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Thanks, Nathan! I really enjoyed your, and Becky's, wedding. I had been to the Canton Fire Department many times but never realized that there was such a beautiful park and gazebo behind it. The site simply added to the wonder that is the two of you. Since your wedding, I've met with Andrea and Mike. They said your ceremony was beautiful! I'm happy (and grateful) to report that they have agreed to me being their officiant at their wedding in September, 2014! Thank you again for selecting me. Reverend Fred
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was kind, caring, and considerate. I planned our wedding from South Korea and he made communication and planning via email very easy and relaxed. The ceremony turned out beautifully, it was exactly what we were looking for!
Reverend Fred was kind, caring, and considerate. I planned our wedding from South Korea and he made communication and Read more...
Reverend Fred was kind, caring, and considerate. I planned our wedding from South Korea and he made communication and planning via email very easy and relaxed. The ceremony turned out beautifully, it was exactly what we were looking for! Read less
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Amanda, the first time we met your Mom and Dad attended too. It was great to see the amount of loving support you had. Yes, we completed the entire development of your ceremony via e-mail. What a wonder! I think that's the farthest away my Wedding Guide has ever been. When you sent the guide back to me you included some Korean goodies. Thanks so much for that. You're so sweet. I really enjoyed meeting JaeHo and his family. All told, it was a super experience. Thank you! Reverend Fred
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was fantastic! His attentiveness to making sure our wedding vows and dinner blessing were just what we wanted was superb. I had so many compliments from my guests stating how much they loved reverend Fred. You could not make a bad choice in choosing Rev. Fred to be a part of your big day!!!
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Reverend Fred was fantastic! His attentiveness to making sure our wedding vows and dinner blessing were just what we wanted was superb. I had so many compliments from my guests stating how much they loved reverend Fred. You could not make a bad choice in choosing Rev. Fred to be a part of your big day!!! Read less
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Hi, Brittany and Greg! Thank you for the great review!! Developing, and officiating, your wedding was fun from moment one! Remember that we were meet for the first time at Holly Donuts and they were closed? I kept promising to get Greg an eclair and you a non-filled doughnut? Sheila and I brought them to your Rehearsal. Never let it be said that we don't keep our word! *LAUGH* Kidding aside, thanks again for selecting me. Reverend Fred
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Jeff
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frederick is a true professional along with being warm, kind, caring, and a very down to earth. We knew from our first meeting with him that he was exactly what we were looking for in an individual who would conduct our marriage ceremony. He is well organized, experienced and has good wisdom to share. He was very informative months prior to the wedding and made the whole experience comfortable. He obviously was a key component to our wedding day being so special and a memory we will always treasure. We highly recommend Reverend Frederick.
Reverend Frederick is a true professional along with being warm, kind, caring, and a very down to earth. We knew from our Read more...
Reverend Frederick is a true professional along with being warm, kind, caring, and a very down to earth. We knew from our first meeting with him that he was exactly what we were looking for in an individual who would conduct our marriage ceremony. He is well organized, experienced and has good wisdom to share. He was very informative months prior to the wedding and made the whole experience comfortable. He obviously was a key component to our wedding day being so special and a memory we will always treasure. We highly recommend Reverend Frederick. Read less
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Jeff and Lisa, Thank You! I sincerely enjoyed all of the time and effort we invested in your ceremony! And your wedding setting, the patio in the garden of the quaint and lovely Montague Inn in Saginaw, was picture perfect! God bless you both, forever and ever, Amen. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frederick was wonderful. Thank you for making our day special.
Rev. Frederick was wonderful. Thank you for making our day special.
Rev. Frederick was wonderful. Thank you for making our day special. Read less
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Bride and Groom, yours was a simple and yet beautiful and significant moment. I'm so grateful that you chose me as your officiant. My thoughts and prayers will be with you both as you move forward, together, with this Blessed Sacrament. Reverend Fred
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Dana
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Deciding to have Reverend Fred officiate my wedding was one of the best choices I made during the whole wedding planning process. He was so helpful and understanding with everything, and he was a great guide in helping to make my ceremony and vows special to us. Every consultation was a blessing as it made me feel more and more comfortable with the choices I was making. The ceremony turned out so special and beautiful and I couldnt have done it without Reverend Fred!
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Deciding to have Reverend Fred officiate my wedding was one of the best choices I made during the whole wedding planning process. He was so helpful and understanding with everything, and he was a great guide in helping to make my ceremony and vows special to us. Every consultation was a blessing as it made me feel more and more comfortable with the choices I was making. The ceremony turned out so special and beautiful and I couldnt have done it without Reverend Fred! Read less
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Dana and Jeff, for me it's the people, not the place, that make a wedding ceremony beautiful. Nothing could be more true about yours. I really appreciate how readily I was welcomed by everyone at the rehearsal and at the wedding. More important is the caring attitude for one another that I was fortunate to observe over the many months we interacted together. Thank you for selecting and sharing with me. God bless you both. Reverend Fred
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was amazing. He was very prompt to respond and completed everything we needed with great service! I would use him in the future for other needs we may have.
Reverend Fred was amazing. He was very prompt to respond and completed everything we needed with great service! I would Read more...
Reverend Fred was amazing. He was very prompt to respond and completed everything we needed with great service! I would use him in the future for other needs we may have. Read less
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Sarah and David, I sincerely appreciate your kind words. And, I must say that the two of you, all of your Bridal Party, and all of your Family and Friends were real Troopers outdoors on your cold and blustery Wedding Day! (Especially your Mom, Sarah!) Your wedding and reception was the stuff that memories are made of. God bless you both. Oh, and Sarah, I'll remind you of what you said when the little Sarah's and David's arrive! Reverend Fred
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Emily
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was excellent to work with! Our ceremony was perfect and we loved that we were able to create/organize our own vows from his provided templates.

He was simply outstanding. He brought a calm over the chaos of wedding planning and was completely dependable.
Reverend Fred was excellent to work with! Our ceremony was perfect and we loved that we were able to create/organize our Read more...
Reverend Fred was excellent to work with! Our ceremony was perfect and we loved that we were able to create/organize our own vows from his provided templates.

He was simply outstanding. He brought a calm over the chaos of wedding planning and was completely dependable. Read less
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Emily and Brandon, thanks for allowing me to have a part in your beautiful wedding! And, thank you for mentioning "calm" and "dependable". I believe that "calm" is a sister to "competence" and "experience". And "dependable" to me simply relates back to the "Golden Rule" or the "Ethic of Reciprocity", which simply says "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself." I loved the time and the effort we shared. Observing the looks on your faces during your ceremony warmed my heart! Reverend Fred
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Linda
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred provided exactly the type of service we wanted. He offered his advice and took our input to create a beautiful, meaningful wedding ceremony. He is just the right amount of everything...cheerful, professional, thoughtful, and spiritual. We received many
glowing comments from our guests about the content of his sermon.
Reverend Fred provided exactly the type of service we wanted. He offered his advice and took our input to create a Read more...
Reverend Fred provided exactly the type of service we wanted. He offered his advice and took our input to create a beautiful, meaningful wedding ceremony. He is just the right amount of everything...cheerful, professional, thoughtful, and spiritual. We received many
glowing comments from our guests about the content of his sermon. Read less
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Linda and Bob, thanks so much for your super positive review! Occasionally a couple comes along that isn't very pro-active during the creative process of ceremony development. That was not true in your case. In fact, the two of you were quite the opposite. That's a compliment to you both! Thanks to your additions, deletions, and changes, your ceremony complimented and portrayed your commitment to one another. Thank you for choosing me and for becoming such active participants! Reverend Fred
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We met with Reverend Frederick, and my husband and I both felt comfortable and found it a true blessing. Rev. Frederick made it very easy for us to choose our ceremony and vows. We were able to make them fit us and our beliefs. Everything went so smoothly from our first meeting to the wedding ceremony. I had many friends and family compliment on our ceremony, vows, rev Frederick and his dinner blessing. He made us feel at peace with each step we took closer to marriage.It was like we knew him our whole lives. I highly suggest taking the time to meet with Reverend Frederick, you will not regret it :) I cannot thank him enough.
We met with Reverend Frederick, and my husband and I both felt comfortable and found it a true blessing. Rev. Frederick Read more...
We met with Reverend Frederick, and my husband and I both felt comfortable and found it a true blessing. Rev. Frederick made it very easy for us to choose our ceremony and vows. We were able to make them fit us and our beliefs. Everything went so smoothly from our first meeting to the wedding ceremony. I had many friends and family compliment on our ceremony, vows, rev Frederick and his dinner blessing. He made us feel at peace with each step we took closer to marriage.It was like we knew him our whole lives. I highly suggest taking the time to meet with Reverend Frederick, you will not regret it :) I cannot thank him enough. Read less
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Sarah and John, it was a pleasure and an honor! I enjoyed every bit of the effort invested in the development stage of your ceremony and then officiating at it for you. And, John, learning that your family had the first functioning business in Milford and that your family still has an active commercial/retail farm in the area was cool, too. (I digress...) You are two really neat people who are very much in love with one another. I wish the collective "you" all of God's very best, everyday for all eternity. Reverend Fred
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This review is a bit late...but better late than never.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I heard just as many compliments on our Reverend as I did on my dress. Everyone had something to say about Reverend Fred, everyone. We wanted a very personal ceremony and we got that and more. There were so many verses and prayers and ceremonies to choose from out of Fred's repertoire that we were able to create our own, beautiful, ceremony. Reverend Fred was also a pleasure to meet with before our wedding, he has such a calm and friendly demeanor that we couldn't help but feel comfortable and confident in choosing him as our officiant. In a situation like this, you get what you pay for and Fred was worth every penny.
This review is a bit late...but better late than never.
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This review is a bit late...but better late than never.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I heard just as many compliments on our Reverend as I did on my dress. Everyone had something to say about Reverend Fred, everyone. We wanted a very personal ceremony and we got that and more. There were so many verses and prayers and ceremonies to choose from out of Fred's repertoire that we were able to create our own, beautiful, ceremony. Reverend Fred was also a pleasure to meet with before our wedding, he has such a calm and friendly demeanor that we couldn't help but feel comfortable and confident in choosing him as our officiant. In a situation like this, you get what you pay for and Fred was worth every penny. Read less
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Ashley, I know that life gets busy. Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Yours was a beautiful ceremony. Some of the things I especially enjoyed were the preludes to your vows that each of you wrote, and that we kept secret from one another; the inclusion of your Mom's and Jake's daughter in the Unity Candle Ceremony; and beautiful wooden box your Dad, Fred, made to hold the bottle of wine, the two wine glasses, and the love letters each of you wrote to the other for inclusion as part of the Box, Wine, and Love Letter Ceremony. Thanks so much for selecting me as your officiant! Reverend Fred
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job - we have had so many compliments on our service, and it was because he was so helpful in our pre-wedding meetings and all the material he gave us to help personalize our wedding ceremony. We couldn't have been happier!
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job - we have had so many compliments on our service, and it was because he was so helpful Read more...
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job - we have had so many compliments on our service, and it was because he was so helpful in our pre-wedding meetings and all the material he gave us to help personalize our wedding ceremony. We couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Shannon and David, thank you for the kind comments. I came away from your wedding with a unique sense of satisfaction. There is no question in my mind about just how much you each love the other. And, the frosting on the cake was that the wedding was held at the Indian Springs MetroPark. I had never been there before. You opted to include the Irish "Loving Cup and Wine" ceremony. I love that and haven't performed it in so long. And, David, I'll always treasure the angel pocket coin your Dad, Dave, presented me with. Shannon and David, thank you both. Not just for selecting me, but for including me. Reverend Fred
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
All of our guests were incredibly thrilled with Reverend Fred's ceremony. I received so many compliments on his service. Reverend Fred seemed genuinely happy for us as a couple. He absolutely loves what he does, and it definitely shows. He was very easy to work with right from the beginning, and he was very responsive via email. We didn't do a whole lot of customization to the ceremony he provided, but it was nonetheless perfect for us on our perfect day.
All of our guests were incredibly thrilled with Reverend Fred's ceremony. I received so many compliments on his service. Read more...
All of our guests were incredibly thrilled with Reverend Fred's ceremony. I received so many compliments on his service. Reverend Fred seemed genuinely happy for us as a couple. He absolutely loves what he does, and it definitely shows. He was very easy to work with right from the beginning, and he was very responsive via email. We didn't do a whole lot of customization to the ceremony he provided, but it was nonetheless perfect for us on our perfect day. Read less
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Stephanie and Matt, I thoroughly enjoyed our joint effort of creating and bringing life to your wedding ceremony. Your inclusion of the reading from "The Velveteen Rabbit" was so cool. The combination of the outdoor rural setting at the Indian Springs MetroPark and the perfect weather delivered a rare serenity and beautifully showcased your love for one another. Sheila and I thank you for including me as your officiant. Reverend Fred
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was amazing to work with! We met him in person and discussed our thoughts and plans. Reverend Fred's planning guide was so helpful and answered a lot of questions. He put together a ceremony that was perfect for us. He also changed it (several times!) when we had new ideas to include. He was so flexible and understanding. One thing I loved about Reverend Fred is when I would ask him to add something to the ceremony, he would word it perfectly. He is a talented and sweet man. He delivered our ceremony with such sincerity and thoughtfulness. I couldn't imagine anyone else marrying us. Thank you!!
Reverend Fred was amazing to work with! We met him in person and discussed our thoughts and plans. Reverend Fred's Read more...
Reverend Fred was amazing to work with! We met him in person and discussed our thoughts and plans. Reverend Fred's planning guide was so helpful and answered a lot of questions. He put together a ceremony that was perfect for us. He also changed it (several times!) when we had new ideas to include. He was so flexible and understanding. One thing I loved about Reverend Fred is when I would ask him to add something to the ceremony, he would word it perfectly. He is a talented and sweet man. He delivered our ceremony with such sincerity and thoughtfulness. I couldn't imagine anyone else marrying us. Thank you!! Read less
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Kelly and Chris, if ever I saw a wedding ceremony that could be called "Yours, Mine, and Ours" this was it! What a wonderful collaboration!! In all of my years I had heard the term "Tied the knot" but never included actually doing just that in a ceremony. Thank you so much for bringing that idea to the table. It became a lovely addition. Short, succinct, and touching. The two of you also included one of my personal favorites, the "Box, Wine, and Love Letters Ceremony". On your wedding day it rained and thundered like crazy out in the Pavilion at the Pine Knob Carriage House. Some say that it's a sign of "Good Luck". I'm not sure about that but it was apparent that the two of you had, and have been, blessed with a miraculous love for one another. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your super special day. Reverend Fred
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Shannon
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred allowed us to customize a ceremony to exactly what we were looking for! He walked us through every step of the process making our ceremony easy and smooth!
Reverend Fred allowed us to customize a ceremony to exactly what we were looking for! He walked us through every step of Read more...
Reverend Fred allowed us to customize a ceremony to exactly what we were looking for! He walked us through every step of the process making our ceremony easy and smooth! Read less
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Shannon and Nolan, you two make such a wonderfully loving couple! I really enjoyed the creative process of developing your ceremony with you both. Shannon's Aunt Sharon delivered a beautiful reading of the 1st Corinthians. And, being a Mason myself, it's always a treat when I can perform a ceremony in the Commandery Asylum of the Knights Templar at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Detroit. Congratulations again and thank you! Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was very easy to work with. He gave us a huge binder to design our whole ceremony. He was very quick to respond to emails and always punctual. My new husband and I aren't very religious, but Reverend Fred helped us set up the perfect ceremony that fit us perfect. I would reccommend him for your wedding ceremony!
Reverend Fred was very easy to work with. He gave us a huge binder to design our whole ceremony. He was very quick to Read more...
Reverend Fred was very easy to work with. He gave us a huge binder to design our whole ceremony. He was very quick to respond to emails and always punctual. My new husband and I aren't very religious, but Reverend Fred helped us set up the perfect ceremony that fit us perfect. I would reccommend him for your wedding ceremony! Read less
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Gee, I wish that I knew who wrote this...but you know who you are so "Thank you VERY much!" I absolutely love then whole process of developing a wedding ceremony...from the meetings to the writing and reviews and re-writes to the rehearsal and then performing the ceremony, but most of all my interaction with the couple and their families and friends. Even though right here and right now I don't know your name, your wedding was no exception. Thank you for your kind words. Reverend Fred
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Jonathon
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa and I had Reverend Fred officiate our wedding and can't say enough good things about him (and his wife, Sheila). I know weddings are emotional and spiritual, but as a businessman myself, I was thoroughly impressed with how Reverend Fred keeps everything organized and makes you feel like yours is the only wedding he is officiating. To me, that is the sign of somebody who is exceptional at what they do (and somebody who enjoys what they do).

Melissa and I had an interfaith ceremony and Reverend Fred not only accommodated all of our requests, but he made us feel like our requests would make our wedding special. We also never felt judged which is something sadly unique if you've ever talked with officiants regarding an interfaith ceremony. The planning process is made very simple as Reverend Fred has a binder that is filled with ideas, sample ceremonies, and blessings. Melissa and I took some of his ideas and some of our own and blended it into a wedding ceremony that would be meaningful to the both of us while still incorporating both our faiths. Again, Reverend Fred never balked at any of this and, in fact, took special time to familiarize himself with religious aspects of our ceremony he had not seen before. He also asked questions to make sure he was pronouncing things correctly to ensure he was being respectful.

Reverend Fred also has a fantastic delivery style that is best described as comforting. Melissa and I were both surprised that we weren't nervous at all before our ceremony and we are both convinced that it is because we had complete trust in Reverend Fred. Not just trust in his ability to make our wedding ceremony sound good, but also that he genuinely wanted our wedding to be special and memorable.

I would recommend Reverend Fred to anybody that is looking for a wedding officiant who is respectful, flexible, and who thoroughly enjoys making people happy.
Melissa and I had Reverend Fred officiate our wedding and can't say enough good things about him (and his wife, Sheila). I Read more...
Melissa and I had Reverend Fred officiate our wedding and can't say enough good things about him (and his wife, Sheila). I know weddings are emotional and spiritual, but as a businessman myself, I was thoroughly impressed with how Reverend Fred keeps everything organized and makes you feel like yours is the only wedding he is officiating. To me, that is the sign of somebody who is exceptional at what they do (and somebody who enjoys what they do).

Melissa and I had an interfaith ceremony and Reverend Fred not only accommodated all of our requests, but he made us feel like our requests would make our wedding special. We also never felt judged which is something sadly unique if you've ever talked with officiants regarding an interfaith ceremony. The planning process is made very simple as Reverend Fred has a binder that is filled with ideas, sample ceremonies, and blessings. Melissa and I took some of his ideas and some of our own and blended it into a wedding ceremony that would be meaningful to the both of us while still incorporating both our faiths. Again, Reverend Fred never balked at any of this and, in fact, took special time to familiarize himself with religious aspects of our ceremony he had not seen before. He also asked questions to make sure he was pronouncing things correctly to ensure he was being respectful.

Reverend Fred also has a fantastic delivery style that is best described as comforting. Melissa and I were both surprised that we weren't nervous at all before our ceremony and we are both convinced that it is because we had complete trust in Reverend Fred. Not just trust in his ability to make our wedding ceremony sound good, but also that he genuinely wanted our wedding to be special and memorable.

I would recommend Reverend Fred to anybody that is looking for a wedding officiant who is respectful, flexible, and who thoroughly enjoys making people happy. Read less
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Jonathon and Melissa, it's not often that reading a review brings tears to my eyes...but reading yours and reflecting upon your wedding did. Thank you. Thank you or the glowing review, of course, but also thank you for selecting me. Thank you for presenting me with the opportunity in which I would learn and grow both as a person of faith and as an officiant. I enjoyed every aspect of your wedding from our first contact, to our development sessions, to the writing and even the re-writing, to the rehearsal (and the rehearsal dinner!) but actually performing your ceremony...well, performing your ceremony was a moment of personal pride and satisfaction. And now, Melissa and Jonathon, Sheila and I wish you both all of God's very best in perpetuity. Reverend Fred
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Sara
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was wonderful! He was so professional and organized, and so kind and warm. He created and officiated our ceremony exactly as we had envisioned and help our special day to be just perfect! We highly recommend him!!
Reverend Fred was wonderful! He was so professional and organized, and so kind and warm. He created and officiated our Read more...
Reverend Fred was wonderful! He was so professional and organized, and so kind and warm. He created and officiated our ceremony exactly as we had envisioned and help our special day to be just perfect! We highly recommend him!! Read less
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Hi Sara! I promised that creating your wedding ceremony would include some work but that overall the process would be much more fun than work. I know that was true from my side. Even the rain that threatened the ceremony held off for us. Can't beat that! Sara and Brian, thank you again for including me in your happy and holy wedding day. Reverend Fred
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Susan
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was extremely responsive and facilitated a very personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony for us. A cookie cutter wedding was not what we wanted, yet an aspect of tradition (both old and new) was what we were looking for. We had many compliments afterward at how touching it was to those who attended. He guided us with his confidence, his experience, and humor when it was appropriate. There were some unexpected changes and he handled them with patience and flexibility. We will not hesitate to recommend Reverend Frederick Joliecoeur as an Officiant.
Reverend Fred was extremely responsive and facilitated a very personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony for us. A Read more...
Reverend Fred was extremely responsive and facilitated a very personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony for us. A cookie cutter wedding was not what we wanted, yet an aspect of tradition (both old and new) was what we were looking for. We had many compliments afterward at how touching it was to those who attended. He guided us with his confidence, his experience, and humor when it was appropriate. There were some unexpected changes and he handled them with patience and flexibility. We will not hesitate to recommend Reverend Frederick Joliecoeur as an Officiant. Read less
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Hello Susan and Daniel! Thank you for the wonderful review! I will remember your wedding for so many reasons, not the least of which was wearing my overcoat outdoors on your "blustery" Wedding Day. (I felt a little guilty when looking at you, and your Bridesmaids, in your sleeveless dresses.) Sheila and I enjoyed every aspect of your Wedding Day. We're so grateful for the honor you bestowed on me. Thank you again! Reverend Fred
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Wifey
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
He is wonderful! Reverend Fred was very thoughtful and considerate. He and I together wrote my ceremony. We went over it at least 6 times and he never complained. He was willing to do what ever it took to make me happy. He thought of everything that I didn't know or forgot. I was glad to have him to officiate my ceremony. He made me very comfortable upon our first meeting. I knew he was the one that should perform our ceremony. I had plans to meet with other candidates including one who is a professor of speech. I am glad I went with Reverend Fred. Again I say he is wonderful!
He is wonderful! Reverend Fred was very thoughtful and considerate. He and I together wrote my ceremony. We went over it Read more...
He is wonderful! Reverend Fred was very thoughtful and considerate. He and I together wrote my ceremony. We went over it at least 6 times and he never complained. He was willing to do what ever it took to make me happy. He thought of everything that I didn't know or forgot. I was glad to have him to officiate my ceremony. He made me very comfortable upon our first meeting. I knew he was the one that should perform our ceremony. I had plans to meet with other candidates including one who is a professor of speech. I am glad I went with Reverend Fred. Again I say he is wonderful! Read less
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Ebony and Clive, thank you! I can't begin to say how much I enjoyed interacting with the two of you, your Family and Friends, and especially your Children! I felt like the Children and I bonded immediately. (Maybe it had something to do with the mints I carry!) Please remember me when you get your photos. And, should you ever need me, well, you know... Reverend Fred
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kleppy2001
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We love Reverend Fred. He was perfect. He did everything we asked and more. The day after our wedding I asked my husband what his favorite part was about our wedding and he said the ceremony. I had to agree it was perfect. If your not sure what you want to do for your ceremony I highly recommend visiting with Reverend Fred. He will calm your nerves and help you throughtout the process. He has a lot of experience and is passionate about what he does. I will recommend him to everyone I know that is getting married!!
We love Reverend Fred. He was perfect. He did everything we asked and more. The day after our wedding I asked my husband Read more...
We love Reverend Fred. He was perfect. He did everything we asked and more. The day after our wedding I asked my husband what his favorite part was about our wedding and he said the ceremony. I had to agree it was perfect. If your not sure what you want to do for your ceremony I highly recommend visiting with Reverend Fred. He will calm your nerves and help you throughtout the process. He has a lot of experience and is passionate about what he does. I will recommend him to everyone I know that is getting married!! Read less
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Hi Jen and Matt! You're so kind! I have a couple of favorite parts of your wedding. One part, of course, was the ceremony. By ceremony, I mean working with you while we developed the text by employing your selections as the base. And then, at the rehearsal, watching the words and the participants become one. And your wedding ceremony. Watching the looks on your faces and the inflections of your voices as you became Husband and Wife. For me, there was one more favorite part. It was when both of your Moms and Dads came to our session and we got to know each other early on. Please make sure that they know how much I enjoyed that and respect them for attending. All said, your wedding was a fantastic experience for me! Thank you! Reverend Fred
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Catherine
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
REV Fred, was very organized and made our day very special!
REV Fred, was very organized and made our day very special!
REV Fred, was very organized and made our day very special! Read less
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Cathy and Mike, yours was a very special wedding...almost like a fairytale. A couple of times now I've heard the story about how Mike proposed. Not only do I never tire of hearing it but, since I've gotten to Mike better, I can visualize him in the role. Very cool... Sheila and I thank you both very much for selecting us to be a part of your ceremony. We wish you all of God's best forever and ever. Reverend Fred
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was a pleasure to work with. He helped us tailor a ceremony that perfectly fit our vision. His wealth of resources and knowledge were invaluable throughout the process. With Reverend Fred's attention to detail, professionalism, and excellent communication, we had no doubt that our ceremony would be perfect. And, it was! (Thank you!!) We recommend Reverend Fred without hesitation!
Reverend Fred was a pleasure to work with. He helped us tailor a ceremony that perfectly fit our vision. His wealth of Read more...
Reverend Fred was a pleasure to work with. He helped us tailor a ceremony that perfectly fit our vision. His wealth of resources and knowledge were invaluable throughout the process. With Reverend Fred's attention to detail, professionalism, and excellent communication, we had no doubt that our ceremony would be perfect. And, it was! (Thank you!!) We recommend Reverend Fred without hesitation! Read less
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Natalie and Jonathon, yours was a BEAUTIFUL wedding! The stained glass at the Whitney is magnificent when the sun hits it. I can't wait to see your photos! Thank you so very much for selecting me to be part of your Wedding Day. It was such and honor and privilege. And, thank you for your kind review. Reverend Fred
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Beth Ann
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred made our wedding the best it could be! He was very personable and professional at the same time. We truly felt honored to have Reverend Fred perform our ceremony. He made it unique and true to us which is the exact way we were hoping it would be. It was a wonderful cermeony and we loved it and appreciated all he did to make our day memorable! Thank you from the bottom of hearts, Reverend Fred!
Love, Beth Ann & Harvey
9/24/11
Reverend Fred made our wedding the best it could be! He was very personable and professional at the same time. We truly Read more...
Reverend Fred made our wedding the best it could be! He was very personable and professional at the same time. We truly felt honored to have Reverend Fred perform our ceremony. He made it unique and true to us which is the exact way we were hoping it would be. It was a wonderful cermeony and we loved it and appreciated all he did to make our day memorable! Thank you from the bottom of hearts, Reverend Fred!
Love, Beth Ann & Harvey
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Hall. *smile* Thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding day! I think that I'll always remember the glow that shined through both of your tears while you exchanged vows and you, Harvey, when your son, Dylan, joined you and Beth Ann during the Unity Candle Ceremony. Yours was a beautiful Wedding!n Reverend Fred
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floriasa
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was very easy and enjoyable to work with, right from the beginning. He put us right at ease (I had been very nervous about finding an officiant online), and customized our wedding ceremony to exactly what we wanted. He even helped us pull a little practical joke on my husband-to-be during our rehearsal! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
Reverend Fred was very easy and enjoyable to work with, right from the beginning. He put us right at ease (I had been very Read more...
Reverend Fred was very easy and enjoyable to work with, right from the beginning. He put us right at ease (I had been very nervous about finding an officiant online), and customized our wedding ceremony to exactly what we wanted. He even helped us pull a little practical joke on my husband-to-be during our rehearsal! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Sarah and Mark. Thanks very much for permitting me to be part of your wedding day! I never realized that you were concerned about looking on the internet for an officiant but I understand how one might be. I'm so glad that I put your mind at ease. God bless you both! Reverend Fred
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Without a doubt, we can certainly recommend Rev. Fred! We had the pleasure of Rev. Fred officiating our outdoor wedding ceremony on August 20, 2011. The entire experience was personal, heartfelt, professional, customized and planned exactly as discussed. Rev. Fred was patient, thoughtful and helpful throughout the entire process of writing our vows, through our rehersal and then the final day. His attention to detail was impeccable. His patience with our last nervousness was reassuring and comforting! We feel like Rev. Fred has always been (and will always now be) part of our family. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to both Rev. Fred and Sheila for making it a day we will never forget.


God Bless,
Lisa Hogan and Kurt Bottorff
Without a doubt, we can certainly recommend Rev. Fred! We had the pleasure of Rev. Fred officiating our outdoor wedding Read more...
Without a doubt, we can certainly recommend Rev. Fred! We had the pleasure of Rev. Fred officiating our outdoor wedding ceremony on August 20, 2011. The entire experience was personal, heartfelt, professional, customized and planned exactly as discussed. Rev. Fred was patient, thoughtful and helpful throughout the entire process of writing our vows, through our rehersal and then the final day. His attention to detail was impeccable. His patience with our last nervousness was reassuring and comforting! We feel like Rev. Fred has always been (and will always now be) part of our family. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to both Rev. Fred and Sheila for making it a day we will never forget.


God Bless,
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Lisa and Kurt, thank you so much for the great review. Spending time with you both was an experience in kindness and caring from the first moment we met at the Holly Donut Shop. (I love their eclairs!) And, I've heard it said that it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day. If there is any truth to that, you two have the "Good Luck" market cornered! Kidding aside, Sheila and I wish you all of God's best all of the time! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your marriage. Reverend Fred
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Brianna
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred from We Are Gathered was great to work as our wedding officiant! We based much of our decision to work with Rev. Fred on his great communication, background, and knowledge. While others we had met with were professional and such, we had an extra special connection when we had our first in-person meeting with Rev. Fred. He was very understanding of the two different spiritual and religious backgrounds from where my husband and I came and made good recommendations to us for how a ceremony could be written. He offered us access to a number of different ceremonies and readings, which was instrumental in us creating the perfect ceremony. He was kind in going back and forth with the drafts until the final was what we envisioned. He was also available for help with the official paperwork and a walk-through the day beforehand. The day of the ceremony he was well prepared and delivered a beautiful ceremony that captured exactly what my husband and I had wanted. It’s our hope to keep in contact with Reverend Fred and invite him to be a part of other special spiritual/religious occasions.
Reverend Fred from We Are Gathered was great to work as our wedding officiant! We based much of our decision to work with Read more...
Reverend Fred from We Are Gathered was great to work as our wedding officiant! We based much of our decision to work with Rev. Fred on his great communication, background, and knowledge. While others we had met with were professional and such, we had an extra special connection when we had our first in-person meeting with Rev. Fred. He was very understanding of the two different spiritual and religious backgrounds from where my husband and I came and made good recommendations to us for how a ceremony could be written. He offered us access to a number of different ceremonies and readings, which was instrumental in us creating the perfect ceremony. He was kind in going back and forth with the drafts until the final was what we envisioned. He was also available for help with the official paperwork and a walk-through the day beforehand. The day of the ceremony he was well prepared and delivered a beautiful ceremony that captured exactly what my husband and I had wanted. It’s our hope to keep in contact with Reverend Fred and invite him to be a part of other special spiritual/religious occasions. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Brianna and Todd! What a wonderful review you gave me. It's going to be difficult for me to live up to it...but I'll try. *laugh* I really enjoyed working with you both...from our meetings to developing the ceremony to helping with suggestions regarding the wedding program outline to performing the ceremony. The experience was satisfying and enjoyable from the very first moment we met. I'm so grateful that you both selected me to be a part of joining you both in Holy Matrimony. Reverend Fred
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persianqueen1475
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
When you plan your wedding you never really think about getting compliments on your officiant. Ceremony yes, officiant no. I was sooo happy when my family told me how much they loved Rev. Fred. I can't put into words how special Rev. Fred and Sheila made us feel. It seriously was like we were the only couple in the world. We felt like family even. I searched high and low for a minister to marry us. I kept getting disappointed. AND I AM GLAD ABOUT IT!!!! Everything happens for a reason and now that I found Rev. Fred we could not imagine it being anyone else. It was PERFECT. We did the sand ceremony which everyone LOVED SOOOO MUCH!!!. I had all my family and friends talking for days after about how beautiful the ceremony was. Not just obligatory comments but actual conversations about what they loved about it. Any brides out there wondering which way is up when it comes to officiants should wonder no more. You will not be as happy with any decision through the planning process (except hopefully your choice of groom lol) as you will be having Rev. Fred and sheila there every step of the way.
When you plan your wedding you never really think about getting compliments on your officiant. Ceremony yes, officiant no. Read more...
When you plan your wedding you never really think about getting compliments on your officiant. Ceremony yes, officiant no. I was sooo happy when my family told me how much they loved Rev. Fred. I can't put into words how special Rev. Fred and Sheila made us feel. It seriously was like we were the only couple in the world. We felt like family even. I searched high and low for a minister to marry us. I kept getting disappointed. AND I AM GLAD ABOUT IT!!!! Everything happens for a reason and now that I found Rev. Fred we could not imagine it being anyone else. It was PERFECT. We did the sand ceremony which everyone LOVED SOOOO MUCH!!!. I had all my family and friends talking for days after about how beautiful the ceremony was. Not just obligatory comments but actual conversations about what they loved about it. Any brides out there wondering which way is up when it comes to officiants should wonder no more. You will not be as happy with any decision through the planning process (except hopefully your choice of groom lol) as you will be having Rev. Fred and sheila there every step of the way. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Kathryn and Ezra, being your Officiant was a pleasure and an honor. Ezra, even though Sheila only let me have a little taste of your Rice Pudding, it was a delight! ;>) (Ezra's a chef!) We both really enjoyed getting to know your friends and family. And you're not "like" family. You are family. Reverend Fred
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AdrienneLeeD
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred (and Sheila) were fantastic!!! We could not have asked for a better officiant or ceremony. Rev. Fred is amazing in that he is attentive and accomodating, but more importantly has a wonderful sincerity about him. He genuinely loves what he does and it shines through. We are so happy that he shared the most wonderful day with us and was the one who married us. We will always remember him. Thank you again Rev. Fred!!! Two thumbs up!!! :-) ~Adrienne and Rob Drake
Reverend Fred (and Sheila) were fantastic!!! We could not have asked for a better officiant or ceremony. Rev. Fred is Read more...
Reverend Fred (and Sheila) were fantastic!!! We could not have asked for a better officiant or ceremony. Rev. Fred is amazing in that he is attentive and accomodating, but more importantly has a wonderful sincerity about him. He genuinely loves what he does and it shines through. We are so happy that he shared the most wonderful day with us and was the one who married us. We will always remember him. Thank you again Rev. Fred!!! Two thumbs up!!! :-) ~Adrienne and Rob Drake Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Adrienne and Rob! Thanks very much for your review. It's being a part of uniting in marriage wonderful couples like you that keep me loving what I do. At the beginning of your ceremony a small stone was given to every adult in attendance. During the ceremony the stones gathered their holders love, prayers, and best wishes. At the end of the service, the stones were collected and are now your keepsake. A very nice touch! And including the reading of the poem "Love" by your friend, Lindsay, added a very personal touch. Yep. I did love performing your wedding ceremony! Thanks again. Reverend Fred
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was amazing! we are still getting compliments on the wedding, and the ceremony we chose. We did a rose ceremony, and most our guests had never heard of that. I hadn't hear of it until I met with Reverend Fred. We met with him, and put together our own ceremony. He was very helpful with any questions that we had also. I had a blast working with him!
Reverend Fred was amazing! we are still getting compliments on the wedding, and the ceremony we chose. We did a rose Read more...
Reverend Fred was amazing! we are still getting compliments on the wedding, and the ceremony we chose. We did a rose ceremony, and most our guests had never heard of that. I hadn't hear of it until I met with Reverend Fred. We met with him, and put together our own ceremony. He was very helpful with any questions that we had also. I had a blast working with him! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Katie and John! I loved that you selected the Rose Ceremony as part of your Wedding Ceremony! It's a very meaningful addition. Interacting with you both was very kewl! Please remember that I'm here if you ever need me. Reverend Fred
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tman91882
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Very friendly. Provides a 6-8 inch thick binder of many different ceremonies to pick from and guides you through readings, unity sand or candle or other unique ideas. truly the best choice if you are not totally sure what you want.
Very friendly. Provides a 6-8 inch thick binder of many different ceremonies to pick from and guides you through readings, Read more...
Very friendly. Provides a 6-8 inch thick binder of many different ceremonies to pick from and guides you through readings, unity sand or candle or other unique ideas. truly the best choice if you are not totally sure what you want. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Tony and Gladys. All love stories are wonderful but yours is unique. Meeting and falling in love in Dubai an getting married here in the States. How romantic! Tony, Sheila and I really enjoyed meeting your Mom, Judi, and your Grandparents are really cool. Thank you both so much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day. Reverend Fred
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fkeena42
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was fabulous! He provided us with a large binder of 44 different kinds of ceremonies to choose from. Also included are prayers, writings, poems, etc for you to make your own ceremony.

Reverend Fred sat with us on two different occasions, the first was a meet and greet and a fact finding session (nothing stressful at all, he made us feel as if we knew him all of our lives), and the second is to sit down with you to get an idea what you want from the ceremony.

At that point, he lets us take home a binder for us to select certain reading and prayers. He then corresponds by email until the itinerary is perfect.

During the ceremony he does an excellent job of making you feel very comfortable and relaxed. He reads with great passion and has a wonderful flow.

My wife and I recommend reverend Fred without reserve.
Reverend Fred was fabulous! He provided us with a large binder of 44 different kinds of ceremonies to choose from. Also Read more...
Reverend Fred was fabulous! He provided us with a large binder of 44 different kinds of ceremonies to choose from. Also included are prayers, writings, poems, etc for you to make your own ceremony.

Reverend Fred sat with us on two different occasions, the first was a meet and greet and a fact finding session (nothing stressful at all, he made us feel as if we knew him all of our lives), and the second is to sit down with you to get an idea what you want from the ceremony.

At that point, he lets us take home a binder for us to select certain reading and prayers. He then corresponds by email until the itinerary is perfect.

During the ceremony he does an excellent job of making you feel very comfortable and relaxed. He reads with great passion and has a wonderful flow.

My wife and I recommend reverend Fred without reserve. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Fred and Nikki, I'm so pleased that you permitted me to be a part of your wedding day. There are several things about your wedding that are remarkable. I love the Little Village Chapel in South Lyon. This vintage church is so intimate and quaint. I think that including your Grandparents, Parents, and Wedding Party in the Sand Ceremony was a super touch. And Fred's Aunt playing the antique organ and his sister, Colleen, and brother, Jimmy, performing the reading added so much of a personal touch. All in all, I enjoyed your wedding very much. Thanks again. Reverend Fred
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kjohnsto24
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with. We had so many beautiful compliments on our wedding ceremony, and The Fruit of the Vine ceremony that we used instead of a traditional unity candle. Everything was perfect. Reverend Fred was very helpful and we instantly knew that we wanted him to be a part of our wedding when we first met him. Thanks so much Reverend Fred! We truly appreciate that you were a part of our special day!
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with. We had so many beautiful compliments on our wedding ceremony, and The Fruit of Read more...
Reverend Fred was wonderful to work with. We had so many beautiful compliments on our wedding ceremony, and The Fruit of the Vine ceremony that we used instead of a traditional unity candle. Everything was perfect. Reverend Fred was very helpful and we instantly knew that we wanted him to be a part of our wedding when we first met him. Thanks so much Reverend Fred! We truly appreciate that you were a part of our special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Kelli and Eric! Your kind words are so much appreciated. Sheila and I really enjoyed your wedding. (I had fun kibitzing with Eric and the guys waiting for the wedding to start!) Please remember that I'm here for you if you ever need me. Thanks, again! Reverend Fred
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Great to work with! We loved that we could customize our ceremony without having to create it from scratch. Listened to our suggestions and really cared. Would suggest him to anyone!
Great to work with! We loved that we could customize our ceremony without having to create it from scratch. Listened to Read more...
Great to work with! We loved that we could customize our ceremony without having to create it from scratch. Listened to our suggestions and really cared. Would suggest him to anyone! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Brittany and Brian! Thanks for the kind words. It really was a pleasure working with you to create your wedding ceremony and even more fun being a part of its fruition. (Brian, a special thanks to you and your Boss. The meal gets better every time I think of it!) Reverend Fred
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npatterson
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Reverend Fred was just lovely! We got “warm fuzzies” about him the minute we met him. He was extremely accommodating and made himself very available. His "Book 'O Weddings" is very thorough - we were both impressed. We will definitely recommend Reverend Fred to other couples looking for an officiant and we look forward to having him perform our children’s baptisms.

Thank you for everything, Reverend Fred! You’re fantastic!!

Nicole & Dan Patterson
Working with Reverend Fred was just lovely! We got “warm fuzzies” about him the minute we met him. He was extremely Read more...
Working with Reverend Fred was just lovely! We got “warm fuzzies” about him the minute we met him. He was extremely accommodating and made himself very available. His "Book 'O Weddings" is very thorough - we were both impressed. We will definitely recommend Reverend Fred to other couples looking for an officiant and we look forward to having him perform our children’s baptisms.

Thank you for everything, Reverend Fred! You’re fantastic!!

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Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Nicole and Dan Patterson. Hmmm...that does sound perfect! Thanks for the kind words. Working with you both on the development and delivery of your ceremony was a lot of fun! Dan, I especially enjoyed the time I got to spend conversing with your Dad. And I'll anxiously await news regarding a little Patterson. Geez, I sound just like a Grandma, don't I? *laugh* All kidding aside, thank you again for the trust you placed in me. Reverend Fred
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KMil
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job! He gave us such personalized attention throughout the entire process. With Rev. Fred's help, we were able to create our own personalized ceremony and he communicated with since we met with us 9 months before the wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful and we received many compliments on how beautiful and meaningful it was. Rev. Fred did an amazing job all the way around. I would highly recommend him! Thank you Rev. Fred for making our day so special.
Kristin & Greg 5/21/11
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job! He gave us such personalized attention throughout the entire process. With Rev. Fred's Read more...
Reverend Fred did a wonderful job! He gave us such personalized attention throughout the entire process. With Rev. Fred's help, we were able to create our own personalized ceremony and he communicated with since we met with us 9 months before the wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful and we received many compliments on how beautiful and meaningful it was. Rev. Fred did an amazing job all the way around. I would highly recommend him! Thank you Rev. Fred for making our day so special.
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Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Kristin and Greg! Thanks for the very nice review. Your wedding was GREAT...except the temperature outdoors could have been about 15 degrees F cooler. *smile* It was hot out there! The heat not withstanding, you looked stunning together. Thank you again for selecting me as your Officiant of Choice. If you ever need me, I'm here. Reverend Fred
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delillama
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jolicoeur was fantastic! I loved how willing he was to create a wedding unique to Sean and I. I wouldn't have changed a thing. He was so friendly and welcoming that even from the moment we met him we both knew Reverend Jolicoeur was the guy for us. Thank you so much for all you did.
Reverend Jolicoeur was fantastic! I loved how willing he was to create a wedding unique to Sean and I. I wouldn't have Read more...
Reverend Jolicoeur was fantastic! I loved how willing he was to create a wedding unique to Sean and I. I wouldn't have changed a thing. He was so friendly and welcoming that even from the moment we met him we both knew Reverend Jolicoeur was the guy for us. Thank you so much for all you did. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi MaryAnne and Sean! We did have a bunch of fun, didn't we? At the Causeway Bay in Lansing, as we rehearsed, and then performed your ceremony, there was a active Robin's nest almost directly overhead on the pergola. That was cool. And the way Sean was involved in the sound system was great. I'm grateful that you both chose me as your Wedding Officiant. And, if you ever need me, I'll be here. Thanks, again. Reverend Fred
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Christina
Wedding:
12/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred actually performed both of our sons' baptismal services and he did a wonderful job. We hope that he will be able to join us again for the baptism of our future children as well!
Reverend Fred actually performed both of our sons' baptismal services and he did a wonderful job. We hope that he will be Read more...
Reverend Fred actually performed both of our sons' baptismal services and he did a wonderful job. We hope that he will be able to join us again for the baptism of our future children as well! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

God Bless you, your Children, and your entire extended Family. We are so blessed to have been selected to perform your Son's Baptisms! Reverend Fred and Sheila
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Chris
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely enjoyed my experience working with Rev. Fred. He is a wonderful individual, he does a fantastic job and his claiming influence will help settle those nervous moments. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a minister. Rev. Fred was extremely helpful and considerate. I am happy my wife and I make the decision to make him a part of the most important day of our lives.
I absolutely enjoyed my experience working with Rev. Fred. He is a wonderful individual, he does a fantastic job and his Read more...
I absolutely enjoyed my experience working with Rev. Fred. He is a wonderful individual, he does a fantastic job and his claiming influence will help settle those nervous moments. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a minister. Rev. Fred was extremely helpful and considerate. I am happy my wife and I make the decision to make him a part of the most important day of our lives. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Christopher. It was an honor and a privilege to work with you and Ayisha. I also very much enjoyed meeting your families and friends. A recommendation from you and Ayisha is highly treasured. I look forward to meeting those you may refer. Reverend Fred
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev.Fred was perfect for our small intimate, Northville Mill Race Village Ceremony! We met a few times to go over our Custom Word by Word Ceremony! This is one of the main reasons We just loved having 'We are Gathered" as our top choice! We wanted to make it our own, and Reverend Fred left us a very Large book to go through and we could lpick what we wanted! He gave us some knowledge on the way, but let us do all the decision making!! We would Highly Recommend having him as your officiant on your big day!! Thank you so very much!!

Nicole and David
Rev.Fred was perfect for our small intimate, Northville Mill Race Village Ceremony! We met a few times to go over our Read more...
Rev.Fred was perfect for our small intimate, Northville Mill Race Village Ceremony! We met a few times to go over our Custom Word by Word Ceremony! This is one of the main reasons We just loved having 'We are Gathered" as our top choice! We wanted to make it our own, and Reverend Fred left us a very Large book to go through and we could lpick what we wanted! He gave us some knowledge on the way, but let us do all the decision making!! We would Highly Recommend having him as your officiant on your big day!! Thank you so very much!!

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Services Used: Officiant
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ann
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Fred was such a pleasure to work with. He was so accomodating to our occasional changes in plans. Most importantly he provided the wedding service we wanted and more. He has a way of "knowing the crowd" so to speak and added some touches that made the day more special. We could not have been happier! thank you Fred!
Ann and Dan Myers
Reverend Fred was such a pleasure to work with. He was so accomodating to our occasional changes in plans. Most Read more...
Reverend Fred was such a pleasure to work with. He was so accomodating to our occasional changes in plans. Most importantly he provided the wedding service we wanted and more. He has a way of "knowing the crowd" so to speak and added some touches that made the day more special. We could not have been happier! thank you Fred!
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Services Used: Officiant
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bunnie2010
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVE Rev. Fred. He is wonderful and does a fantastic job. I would recommend him to anyone who is getting married. Fred was willing to help me with anything I needed and performed a lovely ceremony for my husband and I. When I look back on my day, one of the best parts was the beautiful rose ceremony that Fred suggested we do. I am so very glad that Fred was with us on my day!
I absolutely LOVE Rev. Fred. He is wonderful and does a fantastic job. I would recommend him to anyone who is getting Read more...
I absolutely LOVE Rev. Fred. He is wonderful and does a fantastic job. I would recommend him to anyone who is getting married. Fred was willing to help me with anything I needed and performed a lovely ceremony for my husband and I. When I look back on my day, one of the best parts was the beautiful rose ceremony that Fred suggested we do. I am so very glad that Fred was with us on my day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Very professional and loved that we were able to choose our exact vows.
Very professional and loved that we were able to choose our exact vows.
Very professional and loved that we were able to choose our exact vows. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kim! It was a beautiful wedding!!
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SoonToBeMrs.K
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Fred is AMAZINGGGGG!! I recommend him to anyone/everyone I know looking for an officiant!
Rev. Fred is AMAZINGGGGG!! I recommend him to anyone/everyone I know looking for an officiant!
Rev. Fred is AMAZINGGGGG!! I recommend him to anyone/everyone I know looking for an officiant! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello Megan! Tim's such a romantic. I loved the way he surprised you during the ceremony.
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Laura
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Fred was very flexible and we were able to customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted.
Rev. Fred was very flexible and we were able to customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted.
Rev. Fred was very flexible and we were able to customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi Laura and Sean. Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for the trust you both placed it me. Yours was a beautiful wedding!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred was amazing! We would strongly reccomend him.
Reverend Fred was amazing! We would strongly reccomend him.
Reverend Fred was amazing! We would strongly reccomend him. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Ashley and Rushabh, thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate your acceptance of me as a referral suggested by Rajul Pillai of Blissful Weddings and Events. Your marriage license was mailed today to the Office of the Oakland County Clerk. It should be available to you in about 10 working days. God Bless. If you ever need me, I'll be here. Reverend Fred
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Rushabh
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred was fantastic! Very professional, responsive, and we are so happy that he could be a part of our special day!
Reverend Fred was fantastic! Very professional, responsive, and we are so happy that he could be a part of our special Read more...
Reverend Fred was fantastic! Very professional, responsive, and we are so happy that he could be a part of our special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Thank you Rushabh for your kind review of my services. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every moment of my interactions with you and Ashley. Should either, or both, of you ever need me, please do not hesitate to contact me. Respectfully, Reverend Fred
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Erin
Wedding:
6/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred was fantastic! We met with him in advance, where he gave us this HUGE binder of different ceremony ideas, vows, etc. I spent a whole day just reading them all trying to find what I liked the best. He even allowed you to pick and choose pieces that you liked. He was very flexible and very easy to work with. He responded to emails very fast, had answers to all my questions and showed up to everything early. I could not have asked for a better officiant. He has a wonderful reading voice that was easily heard and understood and did a beautiful blessing at dinner. Reverend Fred really knows how to make you feel special and make your ceremony just the way you want it. I would recommend him to anyone!
Reverend Fred was fantastic! We met with him in advance, where he gave us this HUGE binder of different ceremony ideas, Read more...
Reverend Fred was fantastic! We met with him in advance, where he gave us this HUGE binder of different ceremony ideas, vows, etc. I spent a whole day just reading them all trying to find what I liked the best. He even allowed you to pick and choose pieces that you liked. He was very flexible and very easy to work with. He responded to emails very fast, had answers to all my questions and showed up to everything early. I could not have asked for a better officiant. He has a wonderful reading voice that was easily heard and understood and did a beautiful blessing at dinner. Reverend Fred really knows how to make you feel special and make your ceremony just the way you want it. I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Erin and Matt, your wedding was remarkable in so many ways! Most important was that the two of you make such an endearing couple. Your inclusion of readings by Aunt Phyllis and Spanky were thoughtful and touching. I'm sure that most will remember the cold, the wind, and the threat of rain by the lakeside. (*laugh*) And after the wedding, the intro video that your videographer put together, well, it just blew me away! In all, my thanks for including me in your wedding!! Reverend Fred
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Heather
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred was absolutely wonderful! Working with him was such a pleasure. We had several guests at the wedding comment on how lovely our ceremony was. He is always smiling and just emits positive vibes. The only tiny gripe I had was that we invited his wife, and he said she was coming, and she ended up not attending. Not a big deal, I'm sure there was a good reason, but we did have to pay for her meal even though she didn't show. Like I said, not a big deal. I highly recommend Reverend Fred for a custom, one-of-a-kind, lovely ceremony!
Reverend Fred was absolutely wonderful! Working with him was such a pleasure. We had several guests at the wedding comment Read more...
Reverend Fred was absolutely wonderful! Working with him was such a pleasure. We had several guests at the wedding comment on how lovely our ceremony was. He is always smiling and just emits positive vibes. The only tiny gripe I had was that we invited his wife, and he said she was coming, and she ended up not attending. Not a big deal, I'm sure there was a good reason, but we did have to pay for her meal even though she didn't show. Like I said, not a big deal. I highly recommend Reverend Fred for a custom, one-of-a-kind, lovely ceremony! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello, Heather and Eric! Thanks for your kind review! In about a month, you'll be celebrating your 1st Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations! Yours was a beautiful wedding, taking place at the Polo Fields in Ann Arbor. Sheila and I were both disappointed she couldn't attend. She missed celebrating with you. (And, she missed a great meal!) Thank you so much for selecting me to be a part of your Wedding Day! Reverend Fred
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Susan
Wedding:
4/22/2012
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred was the best choice we could have made to Officiate our Wedding. Compassionate, caring, and quietly joyful. He lets the Bride and Groom shine on their special day, and it's obvious that he really felt honored to be the person to Bless our union.
Reverend Fred was the best choice we could have made to Officiate our Wedding. Compassionate, caring, and quietly joyful. Read more...
Reverend Fred was the best choice we could have made to Officiate our Wedding. Compassionate, caring, and quietly joyful. He lets the Bride and Groom shine on their special day, and it's obvious that he really felt honored to be the person to Bless our union. Read less
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ksendi2020
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.9/5.0
Rev. Fred was excellent! He was very accomodating and met all of our needs. We wanted a traditional Catholic ceremony tailored to our specific needs and he was spot on. He was well organized, thorough and a joy to be around. We cannot thank him enough for all of the time and assistance he provided us during our wedding preparation and ceremony. A terrific guy as well! Thanks Rev. Fred!!
Rev. Fred was excellent! He was very accomodating and met all of our needs. We wanted a traditional Catholic ceremony Read more...
Rev. Fred was excellent! He was very accomodating and met all of our needs. We wanted a traditional Catholic ceremony tailored to our specific needs and he was spot on. He was well organized, thorough and a joy to be around. We cannot thank him enough for all of the time and assistance he provided us during our wedding preparation and ceremony. A terrific guy as well! Thanks Rev. Fred!! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Kevin and Zenia, bless you both for your comments, kindness, and generosity. Kevin, I will always remember the kiss on the cheek you gave Zenia at your rehearsal. It was precious. And, Zenia, you were especially beautiful as a Bride. Your face literally lit up the room. I will be forever grateful that you both selected me as your Officiant. Reverend Fred
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Brendan
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.9/5.0
Reverend Fred and his lovely wife worked with us to customize a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He provided dozens of wedding scripts and passages for inspiration and edited the drafts for flow using his experience. He was prompt, professional and kind. And just did a wonderful job. We had plenty to worry about, Rev. Fred being anything but excellent never had to cross our minds. Thank you!
Reverend Fred and his lovely wife worked with us to customize a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He provided Read more...
Reverend Fred and his lovely wife worked with us to customize a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. He provided dozens of wedding scripts and passages for inspiration and edited the drafts for flow using his experience. He was prompt, professional and kind. And just did a wonderful job. We had plenty to worry about, Rev. Fred being anything but excellent never had to cross our minds. Thank you! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Brendan and Alexandra, working with a couple who resides out of State has the potential of being very difficult. In your instance it was a pleasure. You were severally, and collectively, great to work with. The bonus for me was that, in addition, you are genuinely super people. Thanks for the honor and the pleasure of selecting me as your officiant. Reverend Fred and Sheila
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Reverend Frederick was perfect for our wedding ceremony. He is very professional, kind and caring. He made great suggestions and really helped us make our wedding just right.
Reverend Frederick was perfect for our wedding ceremony. He is very professional, kind and caring. He made great Read more...
Reverend Frederick was perfect for our wedding ceremony. He is very professional, kind and caring. He made great suggestions and really helped us make our wedding just right. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
we loved our ceremony and our blessing at dinner!
we loved our ceremony and our blessing at dinner!
we loved our ceremony and our blessing at dinner! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello and thank you! The "4" in responsiveness isn't horrible however I would be pleased to know who wrote this or had more detail regarding "Responsiveness" been given. I recognize and accept that something I did or didn't do was a concern. I'd like to improve so that this is not an issue to anyone else going forward. Thank you anyways though for taking the time to enter your comments. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Rev. Fred was so wonderful to work with. With his guidance, we were able to create a wedding ceremony that fit us perfectly. We recommend him to any couple looking to have a personalized ceremony. He responded to emails quickly and was extremely professional to work with. We can't recommend him highly enough!
Rev. Fred was so wonderful to work with. With his guidance, we were able to create a wedding ceremony that fit us Read more...
Rev. Fred was so wonderful to work with. With his guidance, we were able to create a wedding ceremony that fit us perfectly. We recommend him to any couple looking to have a personalized ceremony. He responded to emails quickly and was extremely professional to work with. We can't recommend him highly enough! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello! I appreciate that you left this review, I just wish I knew who you are so I could thank you personally! Well,here goes anyway..."Thank You!
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Cameron
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Rev Fred and his wife are very nice, down to earth people. They are both very professional and do an awesome job for what you paid them for; however Rev Fred and his wife actually care about your love and commitment and the vows you are taking, thus providing a very genuine and loving feel to your wedding and an overall invaluable experience. Would recommend to a friend for sure!!! Great job and thank you again for everything Rev Fred!!
Rev Fred and his wife are very nice, down to earth people. They are both very professional and do an awesome job for what Read more...
Rev Fred and his wife are very nice, down to earth people. They are both very professional and do an awesome job for what you paid them for; however Rev Fred and his wife actually care about your love and commitment and the vows you are taking, thus providing a very genuine and loving feel to your wedding and an overall invaluable experience. Would recommend to a friend for sure!!! Great job and thank you again for everything Rev Fred!! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Cameron! Almost never does the Groom take the time to enter a review! Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed the processes you, Maddie, Sheila, and I shared...and, appreciated is your comment about us caring. You're spot on, Cameron. We absolutely do! I wish the weather had been just a tad better. Maddie and you so wanted the ceremony to take place outdoors. Being indoors, however, made you any less handsome or Maddie any less beautiful! Thanks, again!

Reverend Fred
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scott
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.8/5.0
What a great day that it was for our special day. Thanks to reverend Fred for his kindness and charmful personality.
What a great day that it was for our special day. Thanks to reverend Fred for his kindness and charmful personality.
What a great day that it was for our special day. Thanks to reverend Fred for his kindness and charmful personality. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Scott, thank you very much for your positive review. Reverend Fred
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Jolicoeur had married us on October 19, 2013. I have to say, everything went well organized due to the Reverend’s organization skills. He had met with us several times at different locations and allowed my husband and me to do things our way. Communication skills; He is very personable, compassionate and understanding. He had many suggestions on vendors and his wedding sample booked was very helpful along the way. We cannot thank Reverend Fred enough for his caring ways. We have received many compliments on his service. Thank You Rev. Fred!
Rev. Jolicoeur had married us on October 19, 2013. I have to say, everything went well organized due to the Reverend’s Read more...
Rev. Jolicoeur had married us on October 19, 2013. I have to say, everything went well organized due to the Reverend’s organization skills. He had met with us several times at different locations and allowed my husband and me to do things our way. Communication skills; He is very personable, compassionate and understanding. He had many suggestions on vendors and his wedding sample booked was very helpful along the way. We cannot thank Reverend Fred enough for his caring ways. We have received many compliments on his service. Thank You Rev. Fred! Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello, Trisha and Tom! I appreciate your review very much! I am even more grateful that you both, together, selected me as your officiant. Yours was a most touching exchange of vows. I'm also pleased to have been of service to members of the Fire Service. I wish you both, and your extended families, all of God's treasured blessings every minute of every day...forever and ever. Reverend Fred
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Reverend Fredrick met us one time and that was our meeting to get to know one another. When he married my wife and I, you would have thought he had known us for years. Great officiant for our wedding and if we had to do it over again, we would do it the exact same way.
Reverend Fredrick met us one time and that was our meeting to get to know one another. When he married my wife and I, you Read more...
Reverend Fredrick met us one time and that was our meeting to get to know one another. When he married my wife and I, you would have thought he had known us for years. Great officiant for our wedding and if we had to do it over again, we would do it the exact same way. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi. I wish that I knew who you are. While I love receiving 5.0's a 4.8 says that there are areas in which I can improve. In this instance quality and flexibility is weighted lower. If you would, please give me some direction on what I should or can do to better serve you. Thanks. Reverend Fred
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B Jones
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Reverend Fred did an excellent job. I could not have been happier with his service. He was very warm, friendly, and professional. He worked with us to create a totally unique ceremony that represented my fiance and I perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone.
Reverend Fred did an excellent job. I could not have been happier with his service. He was very warm, friendly, and Read more...
Reverend Fred did an excellent job. I could not have been happier with his service. He was very warm, friendly, and professional. He worked with us to create a totally unique ceremony that represented my fiance and I perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hello, Brittin and Mike! Thanks very much for your kind review!! Yours was a magnificent wedding with even the weather providing it's very own sense of dramatic flair. And, as many times as I've been to Fox Hills, I never knew there was a "Summerhouse at the Lake" site. What an eclectic approach to a wedding ceremony and reception. Thank you again for selecting me as your officiant. Reverend Fred
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ashley
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.8/5.0
I would highly recommend Reverend Fred!! He was very kind and conducted a beautiful ceremony.
I would highly recommend Reverend Fred!! He was very kind and conducted a beautiful ceremony.
I would highly recommend Reverend Fred!! He was very kind and conducted a beautiful ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Hi, Ashley. Thank you again! I'm guessing that maybe you're back in Chicago. I realize that making plans through a Wedding Planner from out of state can be stressful. I really appreciate your acceptance of Rajul's suggestion of me as your officiant for the Christian portion of your inter-faith marriage. It was an honor. Reverend Fred
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Ayisha
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
Reverend Fred was very professional and reassuring. He will tailor your wedding to what "you" want. He was also very flexible when scheduling and rescheduling around me and my husbands busy work and school schedules.
Reverend Fred was very professional and reassuring. He will tailor your wedding to what "you" want. He was also very Read more...
Reverend Fred was very professional and reassuring. He will tailor your wedding to what "you" want. He was also very flexible when scheduling and rescheduling around me and my husbands busy work and school schedules. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Ayisha, you and Christopher were so wonderful to work with. And, what a loving and handsome couple! An excerpt from your Marriage Blessing before dinner states "...In Your holy name, Lord, we ask that you bless the marriage of CHRISTOPHER and AYISHA…forever and ever. Amen." I know that everyone in attendance joined me in that prayer. Ayisha and Christopher, we wish you both all of God's best all of the time. Reverend Fred
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.7/5.0
Reverend Fred was beyond perfect! He was very professional, pleasant and funny :) we enjoyed his company very much! Reverend Fred is like your favorite family member, we hit it off just over the phone! We cannot say enough good things about Reverend Fred but THANK YOU for making it such a perfect ceremony!!!!
Kelly & Mike
Reverend Fred was beyond perfect! He was very professional, pleasant and funny :) we enjoyed his company very much! Read more...
Reverend Fred was beyond perfect! He was very professional, pleasant and funny :) we enjoyed his company very much! Reverend Fred is like your favorite family member, we hit it off just over the phone! We cannot say enough good things about Reverend Fred but THANK YOU for making it such a perfect ceremony!!!!
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Kelly and Mike, what can I say? Getting to meet your Son, Sebastian, was a special treat! And adding the reading by Aunt Elissa was a great touch, too. All that, and the Belle Isle Conservatory made for a fantastic day! (And, thanks for thinking I was funny. *S*) Reverend Fred
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Matthew
Wedding:
5/16/2014
4.5/5.0
Rev Fred is your man if you need help making a ceremony just right. He has tons of source material that you can mix and match from. He works with you to put together (in our case a wedding ceremony) your event and emails it to you for your review, then you can make changes until its just right. It costs more to meet with him more, for instance, having him come out for a rehearsal, but I think its worth it. He also charges extra should he have to drive beyond a certain distance to meet with you. I believe our bill was for $750 or so, which was a lot for us but probably worth it in hindsight. Generally he's very personable and capable.
Rev Fred is your man if you need help making a ceremony just right. He has tons of source material that you can mix and Read more...
Rev Fred is your man if you need help making a ceremony just right. He has tons of source material that you can mix and match from. He works with you to put together (in our case a wedding ceremony) your event and emails it to you for your review, then you can make changes until its just right. It costs more to meet with him more, for instance, having him come out for a rehearsal, but I think its worth it. He also charges extra should he have to drive beyond a certain distance to meet with you. I believe our bill was for $750 or so, which was a lot for us but probably worth it in hindsight. Generally he's very personable and capable. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

Matthew, thanks for your candor. In fact, thanks for the review. You're one of the few Grooms who has taken the time. While I really don't increase the honorarium for a rehearsal, your numbers are correct. I'm pleased that you also indicated that, in retrospect, you feel that the value received was worth the investment. That's fair. Thanks for selecting me as your officiant of choice. And, please say "Hi!" to Emily for me.

Reverend Fred
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chris
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.3/5.0
The only problem I had with him was that he miss pronounced my wife's first name and my last name even after speaking with us prior to the wedding. That aside he had tons of options for how the ceremony would go and was ready to work with us on what we really wanted for our day.
The only problem I had with him was that he miss pronounced my wife's first name and my last name even after speaking with Read more...
The only problem I had with him was that he miss pronounced my wife's first name and my last name even after speaking with us prior to the wedding. That aside he had tons of options for how the ceremony would go and was ready to work with us on what we really wanted for our day. Read less
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We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

It's true. I did mispronounce Andrea's (pronounced Andraya) name once. And, I apologized. It wasn't mentioned that I hadn't spoken her name in more than two months or that having a rehearsal was declined. (Rehearsals are where last minute errors are caught.) It was never said that you and I had never met before the ceremony or that I performed the ceremony for half price because you are active military and couldn't afford much. And, what about my having to wait to begin the ceremony for almost an hour because you had to retrieve Andrea's Mother, who resides locally and was late to her daughter's wedding for a dubious reason? I can understand not being given a 5.0 but a 4.3? C'mon, Chris...
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Thomas
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.3/5.0
Rev. Fred was great and gave us a beautiful ceremony that many of our guests complimented us on! :)
Rev. Fred was great and gave us a beautiful ceremony that many of our guests complimented us on! :)
Rev. Fred was great and gave us a beautiful ceremony that many of our guests complimented us on! :) Read less
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colette
Wedding:
9/7/2013
0.0/5.0
Rev Fred continued to pronounce my husband's name incorrectly thru the entire ceremony even after we corrected him & pronounced it correctly numerous times for him. We even went over the correct pronouncement at the rehearsal and practiced it repeatedly. It still infuriates me when we watch the wedding video. It really burns that we spent so much on a "professional" when we could have had a family member ordained for free online read our ceremony correctly.
Rev Fred continued to pronounce my husband's name incorrectly thru the entire ceremony even after we corrected him & Read more...
Rev Fred continued to pronounce my husband's name incorrectly thru the entire ceremony even after we corrected him & pronounced it correctly numerous times for him. We even went over the correct pronouncement at the rehearsal and practiced it repeatedly. It still infuriates me when we watch the wedding video. It really burns that we spent so much on a "professional" when we could have had a family member ordained for free online read our ceremony correctly. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
We Are Gathered... responded with the following comments:

I apologize again. It's true that I mispronounced Tome's name. Try as I might, I just couldn't get it to come out the way he pronounced it. I did practice it a lot. I wish you hadn't gotten rained out and didn't have to move your venue indoors at the last moment. I wish your DJ's microphone had worked. Your photographer moving a light tower across in front of me, and the guests, was distracting. And, your Son, being unsure of what he should do when had to be coped with. All said, I wish that so many things had gone better.

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