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Weddings by Thomas P.

Orange County , CA
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Orange County, CA US (map)

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714-651-9877

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Your wedding ceremony will be an event that the two of you will remember forever. The ceremony should reflect who you are as people, as a couple, and especially your love and commitment... Read more
Your wedding ceremony will be an event that the two of you will remember forever. The ceremony should reflect who you are as people, as a couple, and especially your love and commitment for one another. I truly believe that the ceremony will set the tone for your entire wedding day and together, this process will strengthen you as a couple. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
It really depends on the wedding. Typically I am in a suit in tie unless we are on the beach.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. Every wedding is going to be different. In some cases, the bride and groom will have their vows written. More often, based on our discussions I will write their vows and we will bounce ideas off one another.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
It is always great to come in with your own ideas. If you need help, I would love to.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Part of making a wedding personal is selecting your own reading. Whether it is from the Bible, a favorite poem, or something special to the two of you, it is important for it to have significance to the most important people there. The bride and groom!
How long are your ceremonies?
The ceremonies are typically 25 minutes. It all depends how large the bridal party is, if there is a reading, candle ceremony, etc.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
It is up to you. I am happy to work with couples and also can refer you to an excellent MFCC.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I am happy to be there but I always suggest for couples to save their money. We will go over everything before the wedding day. Typically people will want me there if there are a lot of out of town guest or if there is no coordinator.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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ED
Wedding:
7/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I contacted Thomas P to inquire about officiating a destination vow renewal in Tulum Mexico. It turns out Thomas P. worked with my budget and rolled his fees into our event in Mexico making it very affordable. Prior to this I had tried to go at alone in finding my own officiant to renew our vows. All I received in return were headaches and sketchy details. Thomas P. reassured me and he and his beautiful wife appeared on the white sand beach as promised in Tulum with a bouquet of flowers for my bride. Thomas P. led an amazing vow renewal ceremony while many friends looked on. We are grateful for discovering Weddings by Thomas P.
I contacted Thomas P to inquire about officiating a destination vow renewal in Tulum Mexico. It turns out Thomas P. worked Read more...
I contacted Thomas P to inquire about officiating a destination vow renewal in Tulum Mexico. It turns out Thomas P. worked with my budget and rolled his fees into our event in Mexico making it very affordable. Prior to this I had tried to go at alone in finding my own officiant to renew our vows. All I received in return were headaches and sketchy details. Thomas P. reassured me and he and his beautiful wife appeared on the white sand beach as promised in Tulum with a bouquet of flowers for my bride. Thomas P. led an amazing vow renewal ceremony while many friends looked on. We are grateful for discovering Weddings by Thomas P. Read less
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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tom was AWESOME! Not only have we received countless compliments on the ceremony, but also it is normally the first thing people bring up when we talk about the wedding. My husband and I were not super excited about the ceremony at first (we do not love being in front of large groups of people), but Tom made the process so enjoyable. He met with us for 2 hours and really got to know us as a couple. Tom was able to take our 9-year, friendship to engagement story and turn it into the personalized and unique fairytale that we see it as. He totally made the day about us and even called me the morning of the wedding to ask if we needed anything last minute. I recommend Tom for any wedding! He created a ceremony that was beautiful, memorable, relatable, and still completely us.
Tom was AWESOME! Not only have we received countless compliments on the ceremony, but also it is normally the first thing Read more...
Tom was AWESOME! Not only have we received countless compliments on the ceremony, but also it is normally the first thing people bring up when we talk about the wedding. My husband and I were not super excited about the ceremony at first (we do not love being in front of large groups of people), but Tom made the process so enjoyable. He met with us for 2 hours and really got to know us as a couple. Tom was able to take our 9-year, friendship to engagement story and turn it into the personalized and unique fairytale that we see it as. He totally made the day about us and even called me the morning of the wedding to ask if we needed anything last minute. I recommend Tom for any wedding! He created a ceremony that was beautiful, memorable, relatable, and still completely us. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mr. Tom Potwora was without a doubt the key ingredient that resulted in a memorable, wonderful, and spectacular event! His warm, sincere, enthusiastic, and professional manner seemed to put the entire (200 plus) wedding party at ease and "in the moment" immediately when he began to speak. He was kind, patient, organized, and eloquent! I would highly recommend Tom to any loving couple who is ready to spend the rest of their lives together. He is a remarkably charismatic and genuine human being.
Sincerely,
Tracey Gesiriech
Mr. Tom Potwora was without a doubt the key ingredient that resulted in a memorable, wonderful, and spectacular event! His Read more...
Mr. Tom Potwora was without a doubt the key ingredient that resulted in a memorable, wonderful, and spectacular event! His warm, sincere, enthusiastic, and professional manner seemed to put the entire (200 plus) wedding party at ease and "in the moment" immediately when he began to speak. He was kind, patient, organized, and eloquent! I would highly recommend Tom to any loving couple who is ready to spend the rest of their lives together. He is a remarkably charismatic and genuine human being.
Sincerely,
Tracey Gesiriech Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We honestly cannot say enough positive things about Thomas. We had planned to do two weddings; one simple ceremony, which was taking place with just the two of us and my now husband’s family; and at a later stage, a larger celebration with all our family and friends. We choose to meet with Thomas after a lot of research, reading reviews, and looking at videos on many different sites. After meeting with Thomas we both knew he was the person we wanted to marry us. Thomas is extremely personal, took time getting to know us both as individuals and as a couple and was genuinely interested in our story. Thomas had a wonderful way of turning our story and conversation with him into a beautiful ceremony. His delivery was perfection and the ceremony was so personal and special. Thomas managed to capture the sincerity and fun of our relationship just perfectly. After the ceremony, both my husband and I and my husband’s parents spent a significant amount of the night speaking about what a wonderful ceremony Thomas performed. Thomas made the ceremony so unique, wonderful and memorable. We will definitely be booking him next year for our second and larger ceremony.
We honestly cannot say enough positive things about Thomas. We had planned to do two weddings; one simple ceremony, which Read more...
We honestly cannot say enough positive things about Thomas. We had planned to do two weddings; one simple ceremony, which was taking place with just the two of us and my now husband’s family; and at a later stage, a larger celebration with all our family and friends. We choose to meet with Thomas after a lot of research, reading reviews, and looking at videos on many different sites. After meeting with Thomas we both knew he was the person we wanted to marry us. Thomas is extremely personal, took time getting to know us both as individuals and as a couple and was genuinely interested in our story. Thomas had a wonderful way of turning our story and conversation with him into a beautiful ceremony. His delivery was perfection and the ceremony was so personal and special. Thomas managed to capture the sincerity and fun of our relationship just perfectly. After the ceremony, both my husband and I and my husband’s parents spent a significant amount of the night speaking about what a wonderful ceremony Thomas performed. Thomas made the ceremony so unique, wonderful and memorable. We will definitely be booking him next year for our second and larger ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I really cannot say enough about Thomas and his role in our special day! We walked away from our initial meeting with Thomas knowing that he was a perfect fit for us - kind, sincere, very organized, and genuinely interested in "our story." He guided us through the entire process, making great suggestions where we needed help. Most importantly, he exceeded our already high expectations for our wedding day. The ceremony was unique, thoughtful, and truly memorable for us and our guests (many commented on what a great job he did). We HIGHLY recommend him. Thank you Thomas!!!
I really cannot say enough about Thomas and his role in our special day! We walked away from our initial meeting with Read more...
I really cannot say enough about Thomas and his role in our special day! We walked away from our initial meeting with Thomas knowing that he was a perfect fit for us - kind, sincere, very organized, and genuinely interested in "our story." He guided us through the entire process, making great suggestions where we needed help. Most importantly, he exceeded our already high expectations for our wedding day. The ceremony was unique, thoughtful, and truly memorable for us and our guests (many commented on what a great job he did). We HIGHLY recommend him. Thank you Thomas!!! Read less
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Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Thomas was an amazing officiant in every way! We knew from our first meeting with him that he was the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. We instantly felt comfortable talking to him and he genuinely wanted to learn our story. He also offered several words of wisdom on married life, which we greatly appreciated. On our wedding day he told our love story perfectly while tying in readings and lessons for a successful relationship. He executed the ceremony BEYOND our expectations, mixing in the perfect amount of sincerity and laughter. He truly created a unique, memorable ceremony for us and we've received several compliments on how beautiful it was. We HIGHLY recommend, thank you Thomas!!
Thomas was an amazing officiant in every way! We knew from our first meeting with him that he was the perfect fit for our Read more...
Thomas was an amazing officiant in every way! We knew from our first meeting with him that he was the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. We instantly felt comfortable talking to him and he genuinely wanted to learn our story. He also offered several words of wisdom on married life, which we greatly appreciated. On our wedding day he told our love story perfectly while tying in readings and lessons for a successful relationship. He executed the ceremony BEYOND our expectations, mixing in the perfect amount of sincerity and laughter. He truly created a unique, memorable ceremony for us and we've received several compliments on how beautiful it was. We HIGHLY recommend, thank you Thomas!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted to have a simple ceremony. We schedule our first meeting with Thomas and it was great. We spent about 2 hours talking with him, telling our story and reflecting on the significance of our wedding and the big step we were about to take. Thomas was very diligent, taking notes at every step to make sure he could capture the essence of our relationship. We felt like talking to a family friend, someone that could project and convey our feelings during the ceremony.

Thomas is very professional, always diligent to respond to any email and questions we had. He also guided us through the marriage license process, which it was very simple.

He had multiple small details that made the ceremony great, like the idea of putting a flower in my husband's mother seat, as she passed away a few years back. Also, he took the time to research our wedding song. We (my husband and I) are from Latin descent and chose a song in Spanish. Thomas, looked the song up, translated the lyrics and was able to add that to our ceremony.

His presence made the ceremony even more magical. We can't thank him enough for all that he did for us.
My husband and I wanted to have a simple ceremony. We schedule our first meeting with Thomas and it was great. We spent Read more...
My husband and I wanted to have a simple ceremony. We schedule our first meeting with Thomas and it was great. We spent about 2 hours talking with him, telling our story and reflecting on the significance of our wedding and the big step we were about to take. Thomas was very diligent, taking notes at every step to make sure he could capture the essence of our relationship. We felt like talking to a family friend, someone that could project and convey our feelings during the ceremony.

Thomas is very professional, always diligent to respond to any email and questions we had. He also guided us through the marriage license process, which it was very simple.

He had multiple small details that made the ceremony great, like the idea of putting a flower in my husband's mother seat, as she passed away a few years back. Also, he took the time to research our wedding song. We (my husband and I) are from Latin descent and chose a song in Spanish. Thomas, looked the song up, translated the lyrics and was able to add that to our ceremony.

His presence made the ceremony even more magical. We can't thank him enough for all that he did for us. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Julie
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Paul and I both immediately knew Thomas would be the perfect officiant from the moment we met him.
Thomas brought our beautifully how we met and our life experiences together. So many of our guests came up afterwards and communicate to us how he managed to capture the audience through the stories of Paul and I. Thomas's personality was AMAZING, if we could give him 6 stars we would. We would HIGHLY recommend him to any couple. Thomas managed to bring tears to Paul and I in the nicest possible way. He made our special day even more special.
Paul and I both immediately knew Thomas would be the perfect officiant from the moment we met him.
Thomas brought our Read more...
Paul and I both immediately knew Thomas would be the perfect officiant from the moment we met him.
Thomas brought our beautifully how we met and our life experiences together. So many of our guests came up afterwards and communicate to us how he managed to capture the audience through the stories of Paul and I. Thomas's personality was AMAZING, if we could give him 6 stars we would. We would HIGHLY recommend him to any couple. Thomas managed to bring tears to Paul and I in the nicest possible way. He made our special day even more special. Read less
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Christa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Thomas was a wonderful officiant! He spent a lot of time getting to know us and our story. Thomas was reliable and made every effort to personalize our ceremony.
Thomas was a wonderful officiant! He spent a lot of time getting to know us and our story. Thomas was reliable and made Read more...
Thomas was a wonderful officiant! He spent a lot of time getting to know us and our story. Thomas was reliable and made every effort to personalize our ceremony. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Thomas truly made our wedding special. He was so easy to talk to, right from the first phone call. We are from Las Vegas, so we had to find our vendors without meeting them in person first. Thomas was so genuine and immediately made us feel comfortable. He made everything so personal and tailored to us and our kids, and helped us design what kind of ceremony we wanted and really guided us into finding that. I can't say enough good things about Thomas!!! He made our day our own and so special.
Thomas truly made our wedding special. He was so easy to talk to, right from the first phone call. We are from Las Vegas, Read more...
Thomas truly made our wedding special. He was so easy to talk to, right from the first phone call. We are from Las Vegas, so we had to find our vendors without meeting them in person first. Thomas was so genuine and immediately made us feel comfortable. He made everything so personal and tailored to us and our kids, and helped us design what kind of ceremony we wanted and really guided us into finding that. I can't say enough good things about Thomas!!! He made our day our own and so special. Read less
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