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With This Ring I Thee Wedd

Alexandria , VA
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Alexandria, VA US 22310 (map)

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703-577-2164

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! I am a Marriage Celebrant authorized by Fairfax County Circuit Court to celebrate wedding ceremonies in Virginia. Additionally, I'm licensed in... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! I am a Marriage Celebrant authorized by Fairfax County Circuit Court to celebrate wedding ceremonies in Virginia. Additionally, I'm licensed in Washington, DC and have reciprocal standing in Maryland. With This Ring was recently featured in a blog post, Winery Weddings Magazine. Follow this link to that article. http://www.wineryweddingmagazine.com/qa-with-an-officiant/

With 22 years of experience, I possess the skills to assist you design a ceremony that is cross-cultural, spiritual, Christian, interfaith or secular. Every couple I meet, every ceremony I celebrate, is unique and memorable. I encourage couples who may not want a religious ceremony but a spiritual ceremony to embrace and include cultural traditions within their ceremony. From the volume of materials I've collected over the years, I will guide you as together we craft the ceremony that tells your story and expresses your values.

Wedding celebrations occur in just about every venue imaginable, from parks and backyards to churches and ballrooms, hospital chapels and historic properties. Also, consider a theme wedding...these of a few of the themed weddings I had the pleasure of being part of....Jimmy Buffet, renaissance and luau weddings. Regardless of where, when, themed or not, I will work with you to ensure your wedding is about you!

In April 1992 I conducted my first wedding and to date I've presided at more than 2000 weddings. I hold a M.Ed. in family counseling from the University of Maryland and I'm a trained Prepare/Enrich counselor. Additionally, I am a Virginia Certified Mediator, Conflict Coach, Stephen Minister, and a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest individual recognition bestowed by Toastmasters International.

To stay current with wedding matters, I am a member of the Association of Wedding Professionals. The meetings are planned to allow members the opportunity to network, and participate in an education component presented by a subject matter expert. Occasionally I am asked "what happens if something happens to you?" Through networking I have many resources available to me should I need a replacement due to an illness or personal emergency.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
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, I'm flexible and open to various venues. The ceremony is about the couple, not me.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear attire appropriate to the venue, day and time of ceremony. I always want to blend-in with the wedding party.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, it's your wedding and the script should reflect the personalities of the bride and groom. I provide you with drafts so you can select the words you want spoken.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Always!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
All of my resources are made available to the couple once the decision is made by the couple to use my services.
How long are your ceremonies?
On average, 15-20 minutes. Any longer than 20 mins and peoples' minds start to wander!
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, premarital counseling is optional.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I am available to attend rehearsals and assist as needed.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, I'm blessed with a voice that carries.

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Erica
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora made our experience so special and wonderful, I can't imagine that a better celebrant exists! My (now) husband and I live in South Carolina but got married in Northern Virginia, and Leora was incredibly flexible in working with us by email and phone before we arrived in town. She made herself available to meet with us in person a couple days before the ceremony, and she guided us through so many details that hadn't occurred to us at all (we had a small wedding and no planner, so it was incredibly helpful that Leora guided us through where people stand, who sits where, etc etc). In our early phone meetings, Leora asked me and my husband to talk about each other, describe what we admire in each other and just tell our stories in general, and she used what we said to compose a ceremony that was incredibly moving, personal and totally customized to us. She was also super helpful in making sure we'd taken care of the license and all the other important paperwork before the ceremony. I would recommend Leora in a heartbeat! She is definitely the best.
Leora made our experience so special and wonderful, I can't imagine that a better celebrant exists! My (now) husband and I Read more...
Leora made our experience so special and wonderful, I can't imagine that a better celebrant exists! My (now) husband and I live in South Carolina but got married in Northern Virginia, and Leora was incredibly flexible in working with us by email and phone before we arrived in town. She made herself available to meet with us in person a couple days before the ceremony, and she guided us through so many details that hadn't occurred to us at all (we had a small wedding and no planner, so it was incredibly helpful that Leora guided us through where people stand, who sits where, etc etc). In our early phone meetings, Leora asked me and my husband to talk about each other, describe what we admire in each other and just tell our stories in general, and she used what we said to compose a ceremony that was incredibly moving, personal and totally customized to us. She was also super helpful in making sure we'd taken care of the license and all the other important paperwork before the ceremony. I would recommend Leora in a heartbeat! She is definitely the best. Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
withthisringitheewedd is simply the best!!! WOW, The ceremony Mrs. Motley prepared for us was exceptional, fabulous, caring, and simply touching. Not a dry eye in the place. She was very friendly, attentive, and responsive to all our needs and wishes. You 'can't' go wrong if you select Mrs. Motley withthisringitheewedd to script and deliver with vigor a ceremony that is tailored for you and your groom.
withthisringitheewedd is simply the best!!! WOW, The ceremony Mrs. Motley prepared for us was exceptional, fabulous, Read more...
withthisringitheewedd is simply the best!!! WOW, The ceremony Mrs. Motley prepared for us was exceptional, fabulous, caring, and simply touching. Not a dry eye in the place. She was very friendly, attentive, and responsive to all our needs and wishes. You 'can't' go wrong if you select Mrs. Motley withthisringitheewedd to script and deliver with vigor a ceremony that is tailored for you and your groom. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Leora was amazing to work with! She took the time to really get to know us as a couple which resulted in a customized and personal ceremony. All of our guests commented on how our ceremony was one of the most personal, fun, and sentimental they have seen. She really did a spectacular job and contributed to our wedding being the best day ever! I highly recommend Leora if you want a fantastic officiant who will listen to what you want for your special day and make it a reality.
Leora was amazing to work with! She took the time to really get to know us as a couple which resulted in a customized and Read more...
Leora was amazing to work with! She took the time to really get to know us as a couple which resulted in a customized and personal ceremony. All of our guests commented on how our ceremony was one of the most personal, fun, and sentimental they have seen. She really did a spectacular job and contributed to our wedding being the best day ever! I highly recommend Leora if you want a fantastic officiant who will listen to what you want for your special day and make it a reality. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better officiant than Leora! My husband and I had a very small wedding (50 guests) and wanted a spiritual ceremony that blended both of our families' religions (I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic). Leora helped us craft the perfect ceremony and delivered it beautifully! We explained the different elements that we wanted and she came up with a "script" for us. She was very patient with me as I went back to her more than a few times with changes to the format and wording of certain sections. We were married at the Jefferson Memorial and she made sure that our guests could hear and even helped make light of the situation when my veil was not cooperating with the wind. I highly recommend Leora!
I could not have asked for a better officiant than Leora! My husband and I had a very small wedding (50 guests) and wanted Read more...
I could not have asked for a better officiant than Leora! My husband and I had a very small wedding (50 guests) and wanted a spiritual ceremony that blended both of our families' religions (I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic). Leora helped us craft the perfect ceremony and delivered it beautifully! We explained the different elements that we wanted and she came up with a "script" for us. She was very patient with me as I went back to her more than a few times with changes to the format and wording of certain sections. We were married at the Jefferson Memorial and she made sure that our guests could hear and even helped make light of the situation when my veil was not cooperating with the wind. I highly recommend Leora! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Leora as our officiant was like having an old family friend officiate our wedding! From our first meeting with Leora she took the time to get to know us and ensure that we were comfortable and felt a connection with her. She helped us craft a script that was representative of both of our personalities (and also not too long)!
Leora was incredibly responsive via email and phone to discuss the revisions that we continued to make to our ceremony script leading up to the big day. On the day of she arrived early and was chatting with family and friends and checked on both of us to make sure we were calm and ready to go. Since our wedding we’ve heard from countless guests how unique and personal our ceremony was!
We were so lucky to have Leora as our officiant, and we enthusiastically recommend her to others!
Having Leora as our officiant was like having an old family friend officiate our wedding! From our first meeting with Read more...
Having Leora as our officiant was like having an old family friend officiate our wedding! From our first meeting with Leora she took the time to get to know us and ensure that we were comfortable and felt a connection with her. She helped us craft a script that was representative of both of our personalities (and also not too long)!
Leora was incredibly responsive via email and phone to discuss the revisions that we continued to make to our ceremony script leading up to the big day. On the day of she arrived early and was chatting with family and friends and checked on both of us to make sure we were calm and ready to go. Since our wedding we’ve heard from countless guests how unique and personal our ceremony was!
We were so lucky to have Leora as our officiant, and we enthusiastically recommend her to others! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora was just a pleasure to work with! She took time to meet with my husband and I multiple times and helped us develop a very meaningful ceremony that was a reflection of who we are. Additionally, Leora is a very engaging public speaker - not something I initially thought about when looking for an officiant but I have to say - it made a HUGE difference. She had all the guests engaged and interested throughout the ceremony and her genuine personality shined through her words. I was SO very lucky to have Leora as a part of our wedding.
Leora was just a pleasure to work with! She took time to meet with my husband and I multiple times and helped us develop a Read more...
Leora was just a pleasure to work with! She took time to meet with my husband and I multiple times and helped us develop a very meaningful ceremony that was a reflection of who we are. Additionally, Leora is a very engaging public speaker - not something I initially thought about when looking for an officiant but I have to say - it made a HUGE difference. She had all the guests engaged and interested throughout the ceremony and her genuine personality shined through her words. I was SO very lucky to have Leora as a part of our wedding. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora was magnificent. She was extremely responsive, flexible and engaged throughout the planning of our ceremony and was a consummate professional. Beyond all that, though, was the genuine emotional investment Leora made in our ceremony and relationship. We truly felt connected with her in the short time we were able to know her and we feel so fortunate that we found her for this very special time in our lives. She is very good at what she does.
Leora was magnificent. She was extremely responsive, flexible and engaged throughout the planning of our ceremony and was Read more...
Leora was magnificent. She was extremely responsive, flexible and engaged throughout the planning of our ceremony and was a consummate professional. Beyond all that, though, was the genuine emotional investment Leora made in our ceremony and relationship. We truly felt connected with her in the short time we were able to know her and we feel so fortunate that we found her for this very special time in our lives. She is very good at what she does. Read less
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TerriAnn
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
By far, we consider Leora to be one of the best wedding-related decisions made. My then-fiance and I were reliant on a commuter bus line from Loudoun County to reach the same DC office location, and when it became clear an after-hours or weekend meeting wouldn't work, Leora was generous and flexible enough to Metro it in to our workplace and meet us onsite over a coffee break! With only 9 weeks to go until the wedding, I was in a mild panic as we still hadn't found someone we were comfortable with to perform the ceremony. But within 10 minutes of meeting Leora, my mind was instantly put at ease and I knew we'd struck gold. She was warm, genuine and asked all the right questions in order to create the perfect ceremony reflecting who we were as a couple. This was the second marriage for both of us, and Leora knew how important it was for us to incorporate our kids, all of whom she involved in a beautiful and touching unity candle ceremony. Her ideas were spot on, she was impeccably organized and responsive throughout multiple script iterations, and on the day of she was prompt, reassuring and completely professional. Everyone at the wedding was delighted with her presentation and services, and the warm and personal way she engaged guests throughout. If you are lucky enough to find her available on your wedding date, don't hesitate to book her immediately. We were absolutely thrilled with the way everything turned out under her care and personalized touch. Thank you, Leora!
By far, we consider Leora to be one of the best wedding-related decisions made. My then-fiance and I were reliant on a Read more...
By far, we consider Leora to be one of the best wedding-related decisions made. My then-fiance and I were reliant on a commuter bus line from Loudoun County to reach the same DC office location, and when it became clear an after-hours or weekend meeting wouldn't work, Leora was generous and flexible enough to Metro it in to our workplace and meet us onsite over a coffee break! With only 9 weeks to go until the wedding, I was in a mild panic as we still hadn't found someone we were comfortable with to perform the ceremony. But within 10 minutes of meeting Leora, my mind was instantly put at ease and I knew we'd struck gold. She was warm, genuine and asked all the right questions in order to create the perfect ceremony reflecting who we were as a couple. This was the second marriage for both of us, and Leora knew how important it was for us to incorporate our kids, all of whom she involved in a beautiful and touching unity candle ceremony. Her ideas were spot on, she was impeccably organized and responsive throughout multiple script iterations, and on the day of she was prompt, reassuring and completely professional. Everyone at the wedding was delighted with her presentation and services, and the warm and personal way she engaged guests throughout. If you are lucky enough to find her available on your wedding date, don't hesitate to book her immediately. We were absolutely thrilled with the way everything turned out under her care and personalized touch. Thank you, Leora! Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

You are very kind, thanks TerriAnn!
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Mark
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora was fantastic throughout the entire planning process leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself.
We contacted her a number of months before the wedding and conducted an interview where she learned more about us (Mark and Ola) and we got a chance to talk with her.
After the interview, she sent us two different options for scripts which we used to trim down to our final script.
On the wedding day, Leora was social, met the family and was dynamic during the ceremony, even when certain lines were flubbed by the groom.
Ola and I highly recommend her. Our families are very happy with the ceremony and we are very happy with Leora being a part of our special day.
Leora was fantastic throughout the entire planning process leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself.
We Read more...
Leora was fantastic throughout the entire planning process leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself.
We contacted her a number of months before the wedding and conducted an interview where she learned more about us (Mark and Ola) and we got a chance to talk with her.
After the interview, she sent us two different options for scripts which we used to trim down to our final script.
On the wedding day, Leora was social, met the family and was dynamic during the ceremony, even when certain lines were flubbed by the groom.
Ola and I highly recommend her. Our families are very happy with the ceremony and we are very happy with Leora being a part of our special day. Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Mark for your thoughtful words! I shared with another couple that I was standing next to you as your bride and her dad approached you. I asked you if you were okay and you responded in a dry flat tone, "I feel like a rock star." I did everything humanly possible not to laugh!
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William
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was the most wonderful one could imagine with the help and presentation by Leora Motley. She spent time getting to know us and then provided a wonderful script for us to begin to add our personal touch. Everyone was amazed at what a personalized wedding this was. I would strongly recommend Leora for any couple wanting a professional, specialized, and personalized wedding. My wife and I came away thrilled at the warmth that Leora brought to the ceremony. This was the best wedding I have ever been to; and I am so glad it was ours.
Our wedding was the most wonderful one could imagine with the help and presentation by Leora Motley. She spent time Read more...
Our wedding was the most wonderful one could imagine with the help and presentation by Leora Motley. She spent time getting to know us and then provided a wonderful script for us to begin to add our personal touch. Everyone was amazed at what a personalized wedding this was. I would strongly recommend Leora for any couple wanting a professional, specialized, and personalized wedding. My wife and I came away thrilled at the warmth that Leora brought to the ceremony. This was the best wedding I have ever been to; and I am so glad it was ours. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora officiated our May wedding and she was amazing!! When we first met with Leora, we were immediately drawn to her warm personality. She really took the time to get to know us. You could tell that she is genuinely interested in your life and your upcoming marriage.

We chose not to write our own vows, so Leora gave us options and then helped us put together the wording that fit us perfectly. She is professional, well spoken, kind, and just a joy to be around. She puts everyone at ease. Our ceremony was emotional and heartfelt (tears were definitely shed!), yet Leora knew exactly when to add a little humor. I cannot tell you how many people said to us, “wow, that was the most beautiful ceremony”. Leora thank you for being such a pleasure to work with and for making our day so special!
Leora officiated our May wedding and she was amazing!! When we first met with Leora, we were immediately drawn to her warm Read more...
Leora officiated our May wedding and she was amazing!! When we first met with Leora, we were immediately drawn to her warm personality. She really took the time to get to know us. You could tell that she is genuinely interested in your life and your upcoming marriage.

We chose not to write our own vows, so Leora gave us options and then helped us put together the wording that fit us perfectly. She is professional, well spoken, kind, and just a joy to be around. She puts everyone at ease. Our ceremony was emotional and heartfelt (tears were definitely shed!), yet Leora knew exactly when to add a little humor. I cannot tell you how many people said to us, “wow, that was the most beautiful ceremony”. Leora thank you for being such a pleasure to work with and for making our day so special! Read less
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Maya
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
For any bride in the Washington, D.C. area who is searching for friendly, sincere, and just a truly top notch celebrant, I highly recommend Leora Motley. Leora was not only very easy to work with (kindly took the time to Skype my husband and myself to "meet" as we do not live in the Washington area) but she also does an excellent job of tailoring the ceremony based on the desires of the bride and groom. Not having been able to meet Leora in person until the day of she did an incredible job of capturing who we are and our personalities when proceeding over our wedding. We are so grateful to have had Leora a part of our special day. I truly can't emphasize what a pleasure she was to work with!
For any bride in the Washington, D.C. area who is searching for friendly, sincere, and just a truly top notch celebrant, I Read more...
For any bride in the Washington, D.C. area who is searching for friendly, sincere, and just a truly top notch celebrant, I highly recommend Leora Motley. Leora was not only very easy to work with (kindly took the time to Skype my husband and myself to "meet" as we do not live in the Washington area) but she also does an excellent job of tailoring the ceremony based on the desires of the bride and groom. Not having been able to meet Leora in person until the day of she did an incredible job of capturing who we are and our personalities when proceeding over our wedding. We are so grateful to have had Leora a part of our special day. I truly can't emphasize what a pleasure she was to work with! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora was amazing. Not only did we love her and the ceremony she put together but our guests did as well. We got so many compliments on the ceremony and that she was wonderful and so professional. I feel like we've known her for years. She is extremely flexible and willing to work with you to put together the most perfect ceremony and she delivers!
Leora was amazing. Not only did we love her and the ceremony she put together but our guests did as well. We got so many Read more...
Leora was amazing. Not only did we love her and the ceremony she put together but our guests did as well. We got so many compliments on the ceremony and that she was wonderful and so professional. I feel like we've known her for years. She is extremely flexible and willing to work with you to put together the most perfect ceremony and she delivers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Leora was tremendous, thoughtful, kind and all around wonderful to work with. She did a fantastic job capturing our love and feelings for one another in the ceremony and was a real joy. We're so grateful she was a part of our special day.
Leora was tremendous, thoughtful, kind and all around wonderful to work with. She did a fantastic job capturing our love Read more...
Leora was tremendous, thoughtful, kind and all around wonderful to work with. She did a fantastic job capturing our love and feelings for one another in the ceremony and was a real joy. We're so grateful she was a part of our special day. Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora- Anthony and I cannot express to you enough just how wonderful you were to work with. You did an amazing job and we could not be happier with how the wedding ceremony turned out. We love how special and personalized you made our vows and readings. You went with the plan but also spoke off the cuff and we loved it. The part about how the best mad presented the rings to you on a twisty tie was great. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and commented about how you did such an amazing job! Our day was perfect and we owe you a lot of thanks! I also referred you to a few people at the wedding! I am so happy I found you through Sabrina. Bless you and thanks again so much! - Justine and Anthony
Leora- Anthony and I cannot express to you enough just how wonderful you were to work with. You did an amazing job and we Read more...
Leora- Anthony and I cannot express to you enough just how wonderful you were to work with. You did an amazing job and we could not be happier with how the wedding ceremony turned out. We love how special and personalized you made our vows and readings. You went with the plan but also spoke off the cuff and we loved it. The part about how the best mad presented the rings to you on a twisty tie was great. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and commented about how you did such an amazing job! Our day was perfect and we owe you a lot of thanks! I also referred you to a few people at the wedding! I am so happy I found you through Sabrina. Bless you and thanks again so much! - Justine and Anthony Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Leora was nothing short of amazing to work with. From our initial meeting right through the end of our wedding ceremony. We both felt comfortable and connected with her at the very first meeting. Leora was able to determine and help us decide on what we wanted to emphasize in our wedding ceremony and brought many creative ideas to the table. She really made it unique. Everyone LOVED her (so much they offered positive comments on their own to us) at the rehearsal and wedding guests complimented the ceremony as being fluid, uplifting with many "we loved your officiant!" comments. Again, volunteered by friends and family. Hopefully I will never have another wedding but if I had to go back and redo the whole process, I would work with Leora again in less than a heartbeat. She really was amazing and I cannot say enough positive things about her.
Leora was nothing short of amazing to work with. From our initial meeting right through the end of our wedding ceremony. Read more...
Leora was nothing short of amazing to work with. From our initial meeting right through the end of our wedding ceremony. We both felt comfortable and connected with her at the very first meeting. Leora was able to determine and help us decide on what we wanted to emphasize in our wedding ceremony and brought many creative ideas to the table. She really made it unique. Everyone LOVED her (so much they offered positive comments on their own to us) at the rehearsal and wedding guests complimented the ceremony as being fluid, uplifting with many "we loved your officiant!" comments. Again, volunteered by friends and family. Hopefully I will never have another wedding but if I had to go back and redo the whole process, I would work with Leora again in less than a heartbeat. She really was amazing and I cannot say enough positive things about her. Read less
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Ferroza
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing time getting to know Leora. It was as if we knew her for years and she was simply a good friend. From the first meeting I knew she was the one to officiate our wedding. Her personality is awesome and I absolutely love her humor. She was always very responsive and knowledgeable. Our guests gave Leora so many compliments for keeping them engaged as we ran behind schedule because my uncle who was to give me away got lost! Leora, thank you for making our day one that we will always treasure.
We had the most amazing time getting to know Leora. It was as if we knew her for years and she was simply a good friend. Read more...
We had the most amazing time getting to know Leora. It was as if we knew her for years and she was simply a good friend. From the first meeting I knew she was the one to officiate our wedding. Her personality is awesome and I absolutely love her humor. She was always very responsive and knowledgeable. Our guests gave Leora so many compliments for keeping them engaged as we ran behind schedule because my uncle who was to give me away got lost! Leora, thank you for making our day one that we will always treasure. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora provided great support to help me prep for my wedding. You can tell she's able to read people and the script she wrote for our ceremony was powerful and full of love. When she arrived to perform the ceremony, she spoke to both sides of the family and made sure everything was in order for a smooth and lovely ceremony.
Leora provided great support to help me prep for my wedding. You can tell she's able to read people and the script she Read more...
Leora provided great support to help me prep for my wedding. You can tell she's able to read people and the script she wrote for our ceremony was powerful and full of love. When she arrived to perform the ceremony, she spoke to both sides of the family and made sure everything was in order for a smooth and lovely ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Leora was the officiant for our wedding in Alexandria in April, which was a small event with about 50 guests. Leora was great to work with throughout the process. We met with her months in advance to talk about the type of ceremony we envisioned. Leora asked lots of questions, and she incorporated some of our answers from that meeting into the ceremony. Prior to the wedding we exchanged numerous emails, in which she provided us with lots of ideas for the ceremony but allowed us to tailor the ceremony as we wanted. Overall we were very pleased with Leora's efforts and thought she did a great job. We would gladly recommend Leora to others.
Leora was the officiant for our wedding in Alexandria in April, which was a small event with about 50 guests. Leora was Read more...
Leora was the officiant for our wedding in Alexandria in April, which was a small event with about 50 guests. Leora was great to work with throughout the process. We met with her months in advance to talk about the type of ceremony we envisioned. Leora asked lots of questions, and she incorporated some of our answers from that meeting into the ceremony. Prior to the wedding we exchanged numerous emails, in which she provided us with lots of ideas for the ceremony but allowed us to tailor the ceremony as we wanted. Overall we were very pleased with Leora's efforts and thought she did a great job. We would gladly recommend Leora to others. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting, we knew Leora was the perfect officiant for us. She is simply the best! Everyone was moved by her words, enthusiasm and overall experience. We appreciated her flexibility on the ceremony dialogue. She is very professional, approachable and personal. Highly recommended!!
From our first meeting, we knew Leora was the perfect officiant for us. She is simply the best! Everyone was moved by her Read more...
From our first meeting, we knew Leora was the perfect officiant for us. She is simply the best! Everyone was moved by her words, enthusiasm and overall experience. We appreciated her flexibility on the ceremony dialogue. She is very professional, approachable and personal. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
1/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Leora was very responsive to our very first email and we quickly set up a time to meet with her. The three of us sat, talked and got to know each other. She asked us questions about ourselves and our time together and we expressed to her exactly what we wanted in our ceremony and she also had some wonderful suggestions to enhance our service. Leora listened to us, was warm and when we left felt like we were old friends. On the day of the wedding she was prompt, professional and had a warmth about her that put us at ease. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. We were so happy and would not have changed a thing.
Leora was very responsive to our very first email and we quickly set up a time to meet with her. The three of us sat, Read more...
Leora was very responsive to our very first email and we quickly set up a time to meet with her. The three of us sat, talked and got to know each other. She asked us questions about ourselves and our time together and we expressed to her exactly what we wanted in our ceremony and she also had some wonderful suggestions to enhance our service. Leora listened to us, was warm and when we left felt like we were old friends. On the day of the wedding she was prompt, professional and had a warmth about her that put us at ease. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. We were so happy and would not have changed a thing. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
12/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so pleased with Leora Motley's service. She did an amazing job and really made our wedding so personal and geared towards us and our personality and style. My husband and I lived in separate time zones up until the wedding and Leora was really very flexible about communication and making sure everything was in order and taken care of for our big day. She is such a lovely person and great officiant who does both a heartfelt and professional job when officiating, we will gladly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
My husband and I were so pleased with Leora Motley's service. She did an amazing job and really made our wedding so Read more...
My husband and I were so pleased with Leora Motley's service. She did an amazing job and really made our wedding so personal and geared towards us and our personality and style. My husband and I lived in separate time zones up until the wedding and Leora was really very flexible about communication and making sure everything was in order and taken care of for our big day. She is such a lovely person and great officiant who does both a heartfelt and professional job when officiating, we will gladly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for an officiant. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora Motley performed a beautiful and memorable ceremony for us and our 6 teenagers. She made the ceremony about bringing together our families to become one big family. She was very responsive and met with us early on, developed draft ceremonies until we had the perfect one for us. She was on time and met with each of us to calm our nerves ahead of the ceremony. We were blessed to have Leora as our officiant.
Leora Motley performed a beautiful and memorable ceremony for us and our 6 teenagers. She made the ceremony about bringing Read more...
Leora Motley performed a beautiful and memorable ceremony for us and our 6 teenagers. She made the ceremony about bringing together our families to become one big family. She was very responsive and met with us early on, developed draft ceremonies until we had the perfect one for us. She was on time and met with each of us to calm our nerves ahead of the ceremony. We were blessed to have Leora as our officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Gordon
Wedding:
11/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I began our search for someone to perform our wedding ceremony in a broad fashion. However, we wanted someone who would be flexible with us and ultimately help to bring our story and feelings to the forefront. From the minute we met Leora Motley, we knew that she was the one we wanted. Leora is incredibly warm. She took the time to ask us a lot of questions about our lives, how we met, how our relationship grew, and what type of ceremony we wanted to have. After learning about us, she took our thoughts about a ceremony and applied her own creativity to help develop what would become a very moving wedding. She was quickly responsive to our questions and new ideas via e-mail. When it came time for our rehearsal, she commanded the entire wedding party in a manner that was in-charge yet caring and engaging. Throughout our ceremony, our friends and family showed that they enjoyed the experience through their laughter and sincere applause as we walked down the aisle. Leora was a major part of this wonderful moment. If you're looking for a truly positive person to be a part of this moment, consider consulting with her.
My wife and I began our search for someone to perform our wedding ceremony in a broad fashion. However, we wanted someone Read more...
My wife and I began our search for someone to perform our wedding ceremony in a broad fashion. However, we wanted someone who would be flexible with us and ultimately help to bring our story and feelings to the forefront. From the minute we met Leora Motley, we knew that she was the one we wanted. Leora is incredibly warm. She took the time to ask us a lot of questions about our lives, how we met, how our relationship grew, and what type of ceremony we wanted to have. After learning about us, she took our thoughts about a ceremony and applied her own creativity to help develop what would become a very moving wedding. She was quickly responsive to our questions and new ideas via e-mail. When it came time for our rehearsal, she commanded the entire wedding party in a manner that was in-charge yet caring and engaging. Throughout our ceremony, our friends and family showed that they enjoyed the experience through their laughter and sincere applause as we walked down the aisle. Leora was a major part of this wonderful moment. If you're looking for a truly positive person to be a part of this moment, consider consulting with her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Alexis
Wedding:
10/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora was wonderful from start to finish helping us prepare to get married! She provided thorough and thoughtful pre-marital counseling, and was kind and flexible enough to work around our ever-changing work schedules. Leora was excited to work with us carefully as we planned the script for our ceremony, suggesting interesting ways to include both my husband's Kenyan/Catholic traditions with my American/Protestant ones. She even recommended excellent suggestions for venues for an outdoor wedding - one of which we went with! My husband and I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
Leora was wonderful from start to finish helping us prepare to get married! She provided thorough and thoughtful Read more...
Leora was wonderful from start to finish helping us prepare to get married! She provided thorough and thoughtful pre-marital counseling, and was kind and flexible enough to work around our ever-changing work schedules. Leora was excited to work with us carefully as we planned the script for our ceremony, suggesting interesting ways to include both my husband's Kenyan/Catholic traditions with my American/Protestant ones. She even recommended excellent suggestions for venues for an outdoor wedding - one of which we went with! My husband and I couldn't recommend her highly enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora is amazing!

She was very responsive (something I cannot say for all wedding celebrants), flexible, professional...my husband and I cannot say enough about how great she was to work with before and at our wedding. The ceremony she created for us was perfect and represented everything we felt. And our entire family loved her as well!
Leora is amazing!

She was very responsive (something I cannot say for all wedding celebrants), flexible, Read more...
Leora is amazing!

She was very responsive (something I cannot say for all wedding celebrants), flexible, professional...my husband and I cannot say enough about how great she was to work with before and at our wedding. The ceremony she created for us was perfect and represented everything we felt. And our entire family loved her as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was fabulous from start to finish. We met in advance of the wedding and she asked us many questions about us as a couple to get to know us, how we met, what we loved about each other, our hobbies etc. She then sent us two 'scripts' to pick from with some poems included, we edited and made a combination of the two. We didn't do a rehearsal (it was a small wedding, so we didn't feel we needed one) on the day, she was the calming factor, she pinned my husband to be's lapel flower, she talked my Dad through what he was to do and how it would flow as we were waiting for everyone to settle. Leora was classically dressed (even my Dad commented on how nicely she presented herself) It was a perfect day and Leora helped so much with that. We definitely recommend her.
Leora was fabulous from start to finish. We met in advance of the wedding and she asked us many questions about us as a Read more...
Leora was fabulous from start to finish. We met in advance of the wedding and she asked us many questions about us as a couple to get to know us, how we met, what we loved about each other, our hobbies etc. She then sent us two 'scripts' to pick from with some poems included, we edited and made a combination of the two. We didn't do a rehearsal (it was a small wedding, so we didn't feel we needed one) on the day, she was the calming factor, she pinned my husband to be's lapel flower, she talked my Dad through what he was to do and how it would flow as we were waiting for everyone to settle. Leora was classically dressed (even my Dad commented on how nicely she presented herself) It was a perfect day and Leora helped so much with that. We definitely recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

You are very kind, thank you! It was a delight to "pin" your groom; and I still smile as I recall my conversations with your dad. Be well!!
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Braunilyn
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Leora Motley for our wedding ceremony on October 4th, 2013. Mrs. Motley met with us 7 weeks prior to our ceremony and asked a few questions to get to know us a little better. She was very responsive, often emailing me back within 2 hours when I asked any questions. She gave a great speech and even threw in a couple of jokes that made our guest laugh. I HIGHLY recommend Mrs. Leora Motley for your wedding! :)
We had the pleasure of working with Leora Motley for our wedding ceremony on October 4th, 2013. Mrs. Motley met with us 7 Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Leora Motley for our wedding ceremony on October 4th, 2013. Mrs. Motley met with us 7 weeks prior to our ceremony and asked a few questions to get to know us a little better. She was very responsive, often emailing me back within 2 hours when I asked any questions. She gave a great speech and even threw in a couple of jokes that made our guest laugh. I HIGHLY recommend Mrs. Leora Motley for your wedding! :) Read less
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Aleza
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure having Leora as the officiant of our wedding! Leora met with us for several hours before we even signed a contract to get to know us and see what we were looking for our of our ceremony. She was extremely responsive whenever we emailed her and even followed up with us a couple of months prior to the wedding to check in and see if we needed help obtaining our marriage certificate. Our ceremony was exactly what we were hoping for! Leora was able to capture the essence of our relationship based on our previous conversations and delivered a beautiful ceremony for us. She was extremely professional as well and arrived early for both our rehearsal and ceremony. Our family, friends, and the venue staff had nothing but positive things to say about her! We feel so lucky to have found Leora!
It was such a pleasure having Leora as the officiant of our wedding! Leora met with us for several hours before we even Read more...
It was such a pleasure having Leora as the officiant of our wedding! Leora met with us for several hours before we even signed a contract to get to know us and see what we were looking for our of our ceremony. She was extremely responsive whenever we emailed her and even followed up with us a couple of months prior to the wedding to check in and see if we needed help obtaining our marriage certificate. Our ceremony was exactly what we were hoping for! Leora was able to capture the essence of our relationship based on our previous conversations and delivered a beautiful ceremony for us. She was extremely professional as well and arrived early for both our rehearsal and ceremony. Our family, friends, and the venue staff had nothing but positive things to say about her! We feel so lucky to have found Leora! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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meghan
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora officiated our wedding and she exceeded our expectations. She was recommended by our wedding planner and we met her for coffee to get to know each other to find out if we were a good fit. Leora is kind, personable, and we connected with her easily--everything we were looking for in an officiant. Creating our ceremony script was a bit daunting and Leora made the process easier by sending us a draft script that we could modify as we wanted. She and I worked together to perfect the ceremony script and the final product was exactly what my husband and I wanted. Leora was prompt, professional, and friendly to the entire wedding party at both the rehearsal and on our wedding day. It is a very special and personal thing to choose a person to officiate your wedding ceremony. Leora understands the gravity of it all and felt like a trusted friend on our wedding day. Couldn't recommend her enough!
Leora officiated our wedding and she exceeded our expectations. She was recommended by our wedding planner and we met her Read more...
Leora officiated our wedding and she exceeded our expectations. She was recommended by our wedding planner and we met her for coffee to get to know each other to find out if we were a good fit. Leora is kind, personable, and we connected with her easily--everything we were looking for in an officiant. Creating our ceremony script was a bit daunting and Leora made the process easier by sending us a draft script that we could modify as we wanted. She and I worked together to perfect the ceremony script and the final product was exactly what my husband and I wanted. Leora was prompt, professional, and friendly to the entire wedding party at both the rehearsal and on our wedding day. It is a very special and personal thing to choose a person to officiate your wedding ceremony. Leora understands the gravity of it all and felt like a trusted friend on our wedding day. Couldn't recommend her enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Many thanks Meghan & Mick for your kind words and the opportunity to stand with you on your wedding day! Meghan, I now use the "hankie" keepsake when attending other weddings. Be well.
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Tarryn
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Leora was absolutely wonderful! She was very responsive, professional and knowledgable throughout the entire process, and she was very calming and helpful on our wedding day. She added personal touches to our ceremony and we really appreciated it. I would highly recommend her services!
Working with Leora was absolutely wonderful! She was very responsive, professional and knowledgable throughout the entire Read more...
Working with Leora was absolutely wonderful! She was very responsive, professional and knowledgable throughout the entire process, and she was very calming and helpful on our wedding day. She added personal touches to our ceremony and we really appreciated it. I would highly recommend her services! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora Motely is charismatic, upbeat, well-spoken, and beautiful inside and out. She guided us through the process of obtaining our marriage license, and finding the site for our ceremony. She also, worked with us in crafting our ceremony and vows. I was never once worried about her or the services she provided. Our families loved speaking with her because she is a warm, welcoming, and wise person. She added so much to our special day!
Leora Motely is charismatic, upbeat, well-spoken, and beautiful inside and out. She guided us through the process of Read more...
Leora Motely is charismatic, upbeat, well-spoken, and beautiful inside and out. She guided us through the process of obtaining our marriage license, and finding the site for our ceremony. She also, worked with us in crafting our ceremony and vows. I was never once worried about her or the services she provided. Our families loved speaking with her because she is a warm, welcoming, and wise person. She added so much to our special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I am extremely happy to have found Leora on EventWire.com. From the very beginning it was clear how professional and thoughtful Leora is. She asked questions about me, my husband and our son. She wanted to get to know us. Leora provided many several ceremony reading options and I was able to put together a beautiful piece of words. On the day of the wedding she arrived early, came by to let me know she was there. Then she proceeded to check in with the other vendors to ensure everything was running smoothly. Leora also dressed to match the colors of our wedding which I thought was a lovely idea. It was windy that day so using a microphone was not an option; however; all of our guests commented on how loud and clearly she spoke so everyone could hear all of the beautiful ceremony words. We are very thankful to Leora to have contributed so much care to our wedding day.
I am extremely happy to have found Leora on EventWire.com. From the very beginning it was clear how professional and Read more...
I am extremely happy to have found Leora on EventWire.com. From the very beginning it was clear how professional and thoughtful Leora is. She asked questions about me, my husband and our son. She wanted to get to know us. Leora provided many several ceremony reading options and I was able to put together a beautiful piece of words. On the day of the wedding she arrived early, came by to let me know she was there. Then she proceeded to check in with the other vendors to ensure everything was running smoothly. Leora also dressed to match the colors of our wedding which I thought was a lovely idea. It was windy that day so using a microphone was not an option; however; all of our guests commented on how loud and clearly she spoke so everyone could hear all of the beautiful ceremony words. We are very thankful to Leora to have contributed so much care to our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Sabrina
Wedding:
8/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have had a better day! In my search for an officiant, I had no idea what I was looking for. Leora responded not only right away, but she was so amazingly friendly! She was very flexible in working with our schedule and even recommended locations. We went with her suggestion and absolutely loved it! It was exactly what we wanted! She was on time and so willing to help us get situated. It was like she was part of our family. Even my 11 yr old daughter said "It feels like we've known her forever." I would HIGHLY recommend Leora, you couldn't get anyone better!
We could not have had a better day! In my search for an officiant, I had no idea what I was looking for. Leora responded Read more...
We could not have had a better day! In my search for an officiant, I had no idea what I was looking for. Leora responded not only right away, but she was so amazingly friendly! She was very flexible in working with our schedule and even recommended locations. We went with her suggestion and absolutely loved it! It was exactly what we wanted! She was on time and so willing to help us get situated. It was like she was part of our family. Even my 11 yr old daughter said "It feels like we've known her forever." I would HIGHLY recommend Leora, you couldn't get anyone better! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Latoya
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
My day was truly a dream come true and Leora played a major part in that. She helped put us at ease and put a smile on our faces on a day that is usually hectic. We received so many compliments about how professional and personable she was from our guest. When we met with her six months prior to our wedding I instantly got a great vibe from her and knew she would be the one to wed us. I truly thank you and will never forget you.
My day was truly a dream come true and Leora played a major part in that. She helped put us at ease and put a smile on our Read more...
My day was truly a dream come true and Leora played a major part in that. She helped put us at ease and put a smile on our faces on a day that is usually hectic. We received so many compliments about how professional and personable she was from our guest. When we met with her six months prior to our wedding I instantly got a great vibe from her and knew she would be the one to wed us. I truly thank you and will never forget you. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you LaToya for your kind words. I so enjoyed meeting you and Michael and standing with you in the rain on your wedding day. Michael absolutely adores you!
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We approached Leora to conduct a secular ceremony for us. Highlights of working with Leora include:

-she scheduled a sit-down meeting, early on, to personally get to know my fiance and me. It was not rushed or business-like; she has a very warm air about her.

-she tailored the ceremony script to our personal interests (upon learning I'm an English teacher, she included several literary references)

-we received dozens of compliments on our the vibe of ceremony ("loving," "touching," "relaxed")

-Leora made a point to converse with my parents, siblings and friends, all of whom said she was very personable and warm.

In short, Leora was an integral part of our perfect wedding!
We approached Leora to conduct a secular ceremony for us. Highlights of working with Leora include:

-she Read more...
We approached Leora to conduct a secular ceremony for us. Highlights of working with Leora include:

-she scheduled a sit-down meeting, early on, to personally get to know my fiance and me. It was not rushed or business-like; she has a very warm air about her.

-she tailored the ceremony script to our personal interests (upon learning I'm an English teacher, she included several literary references)

-we received dozens of compliments on our the vibe of ceremony ("loving," "touching," "relaxed")

-Leora made a point to converse with my parents, siblings and friends, all of whom said she was very personable and warm.

In short, Leora was an integral part of our perfect wedding! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Candice
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with the ceremony service Wedding Celebrant Leora Motley provided for us. My husband and I enjoyed how we were able to design our own ceremony. We started with one of the ceremonies that were pre-designed, however were given the ability to delete or add portions from other ceremony selections, which allowed us to create the perfect ceremony for my husband and I. Our guests, parents, and especially us were so happy with the way she officiated the wedding. It was spiritual, it was funny, it was simply perfect. We would strongly recommend her to anyone getting married because she is amazing.

Another thing that stood out to me was she was very personable. She took the time to get to know us over coffee which I think made it that more special on our wedding day. She speaks very well and her voice captured our guests during the entire ceremony. Leora you were and are phenomenal.
We were so pleased with the ceremony service Wedding Celebrant Leora Motley provided for us. My husband and I enjoyed how Read more...
We were so pleased with the ceremony service Wedding Celebrant Leora Motley provided for us. My husband and I enjoyed how we were able to design our own ceremony. We started with one of the ceremonies that were pre-designed, however were given the ability to delete or add portions from other ceremony selections, which allowed us to create the perfect ceremony for my husband and I. Our guests, parents, and especially us were so happy with the way she officiated the wedding. It was spiritual, it was funny, it was simply perfect. We would strongly recommend her to anyone getting married because she is amazing.

Another thing that stood out to me was she was very personable. She took the time to get to know us over coffee which I think made it that more special on our wedding day. She speaks very well and her voice captured our guests during the entire ceremony. Leora you were and are phenomenal. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Heather
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Very happy with the services provided by our officiant. Wonderful person to speak with and her words came straight from the heart, you felt it when she spoke. It was a pleasure to have her a part of our very special day. Very highly recommend!!!!!
Very happy with the services provided by our officiant. Wonderful person to speak with and her words came straight from Read more...
Very happy with the services provided by our officiant. Wonderful person to speak with and her words came straight from the heart, you felt it when she spoke. It was a pleasure to have her a part of our very special day. Very highly recommend!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Heather for your very gracious words.
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Rebeccah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora was a superb officiant. I was a complicated bride to work with because my husband and I are living in different states so were not available to both meet with the officiant or for an pre-marriage counseling. To make it more difficult, we wanted to do a Jewish/Episcopalian interfaith ceremony.

Leora took me on without hesitation! She helped me design my dream ceremony that incorporate Jewish elements, Biblical readings, and even a blessing for the Army. It was personal and meaningful and I could not have done it without Leora. Leora was extremely responsive to email and quick to make arrangements if I requested an in person meeting.

No surprise, during wedding weekend Leora was terrific. She made the rehearsal meaningful and fun. She calmed all of our nerves and made us really feel prepared for the ceremony the next day. At the ceremony Leora added personal touches that were not in our "script" that made the ceremony flow extremely well. She even made light of the situation when my parents stood on my dress preventing me from going up to the Chuppah! All of my guests on either side of the aisle commented on how graceful and personable Leora was. I can't imagine me wedding ceremony without her!
Leora was a superb officiant. I was a complicated bride to work with because my husband and I are living in different Read more...
Leora was a superb officiant. I was a complicated bride to work with because my husband and I are living in different states so were not available to both meet with the officiant or for an pre-marriage counseling. To make it more difficult, we wanted to do a Jewish/Episcopalian interfaith ceremony.

Leora took me on without hesitation! She helped me design my dream ceremony that incorporate Jewish elements, Biblical readings, and even a blessing for the Army. It was personal and meaningful and I could not have done it without Leora. Leora was extremely responsive to email and quick to make arrangements if I requested an in person meeting.

No surprise, during wedding weekend Leora was terrific. She made the rehearsal meaningful and fun. She calmed all of our nerves and made us really feel prepared for the ceremony the next day. At the ceremony Leora added personal touches that were not in our "script" that made the ceremony flow extremely well. She even made light of the situation when my parents stood on my dress preventing me from going up to the Chuppah! All of my guests on either side of the aisle commented on how graceful and personable Leora was. I can't imagine me wedding ceremony without her! Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Rebeccah for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and JR and an honor to officiate your wedding ceremony. I wish you and JR the best life has to offer. Leora
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am so greatful I found Leora for our ceremony! She is such a lovely person and was a pleasure to work with. Loved her suggestions and guidance for our ceremony and vows. She's spiritual and also open-minded...a perfect match for us!
I am so greatful I found Leora for our ceremony! She is such a lovely person and was a pleasure to work with. Loved her Read more...
I am so greatful I found Leora for our ceremony! She is such a lovely person and was a pleasure to work with. Loved her suggestions and guidance for our ceremony and vows. She's spiritual and also open-minded...a perfect match for us! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had a rough time trying to find an officiant due to the fact that I waited until a couple months before teh wedding. I found Leora on WeddingWire and contacted her due to her reviews. I was able to meet with her once before our wedding. However, due to my fiance being military and in the field, he was not able to meet her until the day of our rehearsal. I adored Leora from the second I met her because of her warm, caring nature. She was amazing to work with and a truly great person. We had an overwhelming number of guests compliment us on her and say how fantastic she was. She is amazing!
I had a rough time trying to find an officiant due to the fact that I waited until a couple months before teh wedding. I Read more...
I had a rough time trying to find an officiant due to the fact that I waited until a couple months before teh wedding. I found Leora on WeddingWire and contacted her due to her reviews. I was able to meet with her once before our wedding. However, due to my fiance being military and in the field, he was not able to meet her until the day of our rehearsal. I adored Leora from the second I met her because of her warm, caring nature. She was amazing to work with and a truly great person. We had an overwhelming number of guests compliment us on her and say how fantastic she was. She is amazing! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and really put a lot of thought into our ceremony. I was planning my wedding long distance and she was super responsive to e-mails and even arranged to meet us the day after Christmas during my whirlwind trip home for the Holidays. She provided exactly what we were looking for a non-religious, simple and heartfelt ceremony. On the day of, she was on time, calm (she put my nervous Dad at ease) and seemed so genuinely happy for us. I would absolutely highly recommend Leora for anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Leora was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and really put a lot of thought into Read more...
Leora was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and really put a lot of thought into our ceremony. I was planning my wedding long distance and she was super responsive to e-mails and even arranged to meet us the day after Christmas during my whirlwind trip home for the Holidays. She provided exactly what we were looking for a non-religious, simple and heartfelt ceremony. On the day of, she was on time, calm (she put my nervous Dad at ease) and seemed so genuinely happy for us. I would absolutely highly recommend Leora for anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We simply cannot recommend Leora highly enough. We connected with Leora just 2 week before our wedding, and she accommodated us with open arms. She is super calm, gentle, and just lovely to work with. She also has a *beautiful* voice and way of reading that is just amazing and perfect for ceremonies. On the professional front Leora was responsive, clear, and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend Leora!!

Michelle & Daniel Roth
We simply cannot recommend Leora highly enough. We connected with Leora just 2 week before our wedding, and she Read more...
We simply cannot recommend Leora highly enough. We connected with Leora just 2 week before our wedding, and she accommodated us with open arms. She is super calm, gentle, and just lovely to work with. She also has a *beautiful* voice and way of reading that is just amazing and perfect for ceremonies. On the professional front Leora was responsive, clear, and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend Leora!!

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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your heartfelt words!
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Mardi
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora was recommended by a good friend who had used her for premarital counseling and wedding officiating a few years ago. After researching, we decided to go with Leora because of the personal recommendation. My (then) fiancé was skeptical (he always is when he spends money on a service that’s yet unproven), but we both ended up very happy with the choice.
We found her to be personable and warm. We weren’t sure what to expect, but she put us at ease early in the first session. She was kind and funny. Her use of personal anecdotes helped make the counseling relatable without taking the focus away from us.
She also used several tools to enhance the experience. She had us complete personality inventories and reviewed them before our first session. She used these throughout to shape the discussions and assignments. The inventory helped provide insights into our personalities and our dynamic as a couple. Leora also brought us book titles and articles she thought we would find useful.
We looked forward to our sessions and found the homework useful in shaping our conversations. Once counseling was done, we’d learned an number of things about each other, clarified misconceptions, and felt we were armed with the tools we’ll need to keep our relationship strong.
Leora did a wonderful job at our friends’ wedding, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to join us in marriage. She was very helpful during wedding prep. She sent us two scripts to use for our ceremony and worked with us to personalize it. She also reached out to our coordinator to make sure she had the info she needed.
The day of the wedding, Leora was right on time (and looked fabulous!). She moved between all the different groups making sure everything was set to go as planned, and provided a calming influence. She made several suggestions that made the ceremony flow much more smoothly. We are so grateful we met Leora and that she was such an integral part of us starting our married life.
Leora was recommended by a good friend who had used her for premarital counseling and wedding officiating a few years ago. Read more...
Leora was recommended by a good friend who had used her for premarital counseling and wedding officiating a few years ago. After researching, we decided to go with Leora because of the personal recommendation. My (then) fiancé was skeptical (he always is when he spends money on a service that’s yet unproven), but we both ended up very happy with the choice.
We found her to be personable and warm. We weren’t sure what to expect, but she put us at ease early in the first session. She was kind and funny. Her use of personal anecdotes helped make the counseling relatable without taking the focus away from us.
She also used several tools to enhance the experience. She had us complete personality inventories and reviewed them before our first session. She used these throughout to shape the discussions and assignments. The inventory helped provide insights into our personalities and our dynamic as a couple. Leora also brought us book titles and articles she thought we would find useful.
We looked forward to our sessions and found the homework useful in shaping our conversations. Once counseling was done, we’d learned an number of things about each other, clarified misconceptions, and felt we were armed with the tools we’ll need to keep our relationship strong.
Leora did a wonderful job at our friends’ wedding, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to join us in marriage. She was very helpful during wedding prep. She sent us two scripts to use for our ceremony and worked with us to personalize it. She also reached out to our coordinator to make sure she had the info she needed.
The day of the wedding, Leora was right on time (and looked fabulous!). She moved between all the different groups making sure everything was set to go as planned, and provided a calming influence. She made several suggestions that made the ceremony flow much more smoothly. We are so grateful we met Leora and that she was such an integral part of us starting our married life. Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Many thanks Mardi for your very kind words!
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Shantha
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We asked Leora to be our officiant for our simple civil ceremony. She was very responsive to all our enquiries, by phone and email, and kept us up to date on everything we needed to do. On our wedding day, she was very prompt, arriving exactly on time and immediately making sure everyone was organized and prepared. During the ceremony, she made everyone feel comfortable, and her words were beautiful. The ceremony went off without a hitch! We were very happy to have her as our officiant.
We asked Leora to be our officiant for our simple civil ceremony. She was very responsive to all our enquiries, by phone Read more...
We asked Leora to be our officiant for our simple civil ceremony. She was very responsive to all our enquiries, by phone and email, and kept us up to date on everything we needed to do. On our wedding day, she was very prompt, arriving exactly on time and immediately making sure everyone was organized and prepared. During the ceremony, she made everyone feel comfortable, and her words were beautiful. The ceremony went off without a hitch! We were very happy to have her as our officiant. Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

The pleasure was mine!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was great. I was trying to keep the ceremony portion as stress free as possible and she definitely helped with her personality and experience. I really don't think it could have gone any better and I highly recommend her services.
Leora was great. I was trying to keep the ceremony portion as stress free as possible and she definitely helped with her Read more...
Leora was great. I was trying to keep the ceremony portion as stress free as possible and she definitely helped with her personality and experience. I really don't think it could have gone any better and I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Lacy
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora is amazing!! She also did our marriage counseling classes and I don't think Chris and I would be as happy as we are without them. She was a great person to talk to and explained things so perfectly when it came to relationships. She helped us receive nonbiased feedback which then helped us to re-examine our own thoughts on a topic. Doing so enabled us to look at the other side of things and learn to compromise and understand our feelings better. Leora was also amazing at officiating our ceremony and making sure everything went perfect!!
Leora is amazing!! She also did our marriage counseling classes and I don't think Chris and I would be as happy as we are Read more...
Leora is amazing!! She also did our marriage counseling classes and I don't think Chris and I would be as happy as we are without them. She was a great person to talk to and explained things so perfectly when it came to relationships. She helped us receive nonbiased feedback which then helped us to re-examine our own thoughts on a topic. Doing so enabled us to look at the other side of things and learn to compromise and understand our feelings better. Leora was also amazing at officiating our ceremony and making sure everything went perfect!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Professional, personable, and we appreciated the words of wisdom she shared during our ceremony. Highly recommended.
Professional, personable, and we appreciated the words of wisdom she shared during our ceremony. Highly recommended.
Professional, personable, and we appreciated the words of wisdom she shared during our ceremony. Highly recommended. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora was very caring, helpful, and maintained high professional standards. She was accessible and flexible when scheduling places and dates to meet for our pre-marital counseling sessions. It was a "no brainer" to ask her to be our officiate. When my husband and I were planning our wedding ceremony and vows, she embraced a collaborative process and provided suggestions where needed. Overall, we felt very comfortable with Leora and we were confident that she would make our wedding a beautiful experience for all involved.
Leora was very caring, helpful, and maintained high professional standards. She was accessible and flexible when Read more...
Leora was very caring, helpful, and maintained high professional standards. She was accessible and flexible when scheduling places and dates to meet for our pre-marital counseling sessions. It was a "no brainer" to ask her to be our officiate. When my husband and I were planning our wedding ceremony and vows, she embraced a collaborative process and provided suggestions where needed. Overall, we felt very comfortable with Leora and we were confident that she would make our wedding a beautiful experience for all involved. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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erin
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora is an incredibly warm, genuine person. She really worked with us to create a ceremony that was uniquely ours providing clear direction when needed. Leora writes beautifully and speaks with confidence and wit; there were moments of tears and laughter throughout the ceremony. We highly recommend!
Leora is an incredibly warm, genuine person. She really worked with us to create a ceremony that was uniquely ours Read more...
Leora is an incredibly warm, genuine person. She really worked with us to create a ceremony that was uniquely ours providing clear direction when needed. Leora writes beautifully and speaks with confidence and wit; there were moments of tears and laughter throughout the ceremony. We highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Colin
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Leora really took the time to ask details about our relationship and what brought us together. It's not just a transaction with her she really took the time to get to know us. She even gave us an opportunity to edit what she was going to say ahead of time and to add our favorite readings. This made the ceremony quite personal to us and meaningful to our guests. They're still talking about it and we'll never forget it.

Thanks Leora!
Leora really took the time to ask details about our relationship and what brought us together. It's not just a transaction Read more...
Leora really took the time to ask details about our relationship and what brought us together. It's not just a transaction with her she really took the time to get to know us. She even gave us an opportunity to edit what she was going to say ahead of time and to add our favorite readings. This made the ceremony quite personal to us and meaningful to our guests. They're still talking about it and we'll never forget it.

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Tiffany
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I contacted Mrs. Motle three weeks and a day before my wedding date. Fortunately for us, she was available. Not only did she arrange the location of marriage for us (and it was beautiful) but I cannot express how wonderful she was on our wedding day despite our unplanned and unintentional late arrivals. Our ceremony was supposed to start at 11 and she had another engagement to attend to at 12, so when my groom and I, arrived separately and both over 30 minutes late, I was literally shaking because I feared she would not be able to marry us. She, on the other hand, was very at ease, pleasant and helped calm me down. She assured me everything would be fine. Mrs. Motle then gave instructions to the participants and made the ceremony light and stress free! She even got us all to laugh a bit during the ceremony. I truly appreciate her and strongly recommend her.
Thank you Mrs. Motle!!
I contacted Mrs. Motle three weeks and a day before my wedding date. Fortunately for us, she was available. Not only did Read more...
I contacted Mrs. Motle three weeks and a day before my wedding date. Fortunately for us, she was available. Not only did she arrange the location of marriage for us (and it was beautiful) but I cannot express how wonderful she was on our wedding day despite our unplanned and unintentional late arrivals. Our ceremony was supposed to start at 11 and she had another engagement to attend to at 12, so when my groom and I, arrived separately and both over 30 minutes late, I was literally shaking because I feared she would not be able to marry us. She, on the other hand, was very at ease, pleasant and helped calm me down. She assured me everything would be fine. Mrs. Motle then gave instructions to the participants and made the ceremony light and stress free! She even got us all to laugh a bit during the ceremony. I truly appreciate her and strongly recommend her.
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Services Used: Officiant
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Kathleen
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was a wonderful part of our wedding. She took great care to get to know us and to prepare a service that suited us perfectly. All of our guests commented about how meaningful the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. Leora has a beautiful speaking voice, and is very poised and elegant. We recommend Leora without hesitation, and count her participation among the warm memories of our wedding.
Leora was a wonderful part of our wedding. She took great care to get to know us and to prepare a service that suited us Read more...
Leora was a wonderful part of our wedding. She took great care to get to know us and to prepare a service that suited us perfectly. All of our guests commented about how meaningful the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. Leora has a beautiful speaking voice, and is very poised and elegant. We recommend Leora without hesitation, and count her participation among the warm memories of our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kate
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with from our initial meeting all the way through to the wedding day! We loved the sample ceremony scripts she provided as a starting point and were able to customize them to fit us perfectly. Leora was extremely organized and flexible throughout the planning process. She has a wonderful, calming presence and we felt like we had known her for years and we're happy she was part of our wedding day!
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with from our initial meeting all the way through to the wedding day! We loved the Read more...
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with from our initial meeting all the way through to the wedding day! We loved the sample ceremony scripts she provided as a starting point and were able to customize them to fit us perfectly. Leora was extremely organized and flexible throughout the planning process. She has a wonderful, calming presence and we felt like we had known her for years and we're happy she was part of our wedding day! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We only met Leora one time before the wedding, and we knew from that meeting we wanted her to marry us. Leora's background in family and marital counseling really came through when she first spoke to us. It would have been great to have her as a premarital counselor.

Leora was very responsive and flexible. We opted for a simple, straight forward ceremony, but I got the sense that she would have worked to make our ceremony as special and unique as we would have wanted. I became very emotional during my vows. Without missing a beat, Leora made a small joke that lightened the mood and helped me get through the rest of the ceremony without turning into a blubbering mess. I am very glad that we hired Leora to officiate at our wedding.
We only met Leora one time before the wedding, and we knew from that meeting we wanted her to marry us. Leora's background Read more...
We only met Leora one time before the wedding, and we knew from that meeting we wanted her to marry us. Leora's background in family and marital counseling really came through when she first spoke to us. It would have been great to have her as a premarital counselor.

Leora was very responsive and flexible. We opted for a simple, straight forward ceremony, but I got the sense that she would have worked to make our ceremony as special and unique as we would have wanted. I became very emotional during my vows. Without missing a beat, Leora made a small joke that lightened the mood and helped me get through the rest of the ceremony without turning into a blubbering mess. I am very glad that we hired Leora to officiate at our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was professional, responsive and a true pleasure to work with. After our first meeting, I knew that she was a kind soul and proved herself to be an excellent listener. She took our requests into consideration and put together a beautiful ceremony for us - blending two religions and creating our own tradition. Would highly recommend her services!
Leora was professional, responsive and a true pleasure to work with. After our first meeting, I knew that she was a kind Read more...
Leora was professional, responsive and a true pleasure to work with. After our first meeting, I knew that she was a kind soul and proved herself to be an excellent listener. She took our requests into consideration and put together a beautiful ceremony for us - blending two religions and creating our own tradition. Would highly recommend her services! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely fantastic. She was incredibly friendly and responsive throughout the entire process and made us feel comfortable with her within the first few minutes of our initial meeting. She has a great sense of humor and even ad-libbed a bit during the ceremony which really added to the day and created some special and memorable moments. I cannot possibly recommend her enough to anybody who would like a highly competent, professional, and friendly wedding officiant. She was wonderful.
Leora was absolutely fantastic. She was incredibly friendly and responsive throughout the entire process and made us feel Read more...
Leora was absolutely fantastic. She was incredibly friendly and responsive throughout the entire process and made us feel comfortable with her within the first few minutes of our initial meeting. She has a great sense of humor and even ad-libbed a bit during the ceremony which really added to the day and created some special and memorable moments. I cannot possibly recommend her enough to anybody who would like a highly competent, professional, and friendly wedding officiant. She was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was a fantastic officiant to work with for our wedding. For our initial meeting, she spent a lot of time getting to know us, and asked a lot about our lives and interests. She made us both feel incredibly comfortable right from the start. Once we decided on her for our ceremony, she came up with some options for the ceremony that fit us as a couple very well. She was also very open to us adding in our own elements (readings, etc.) for the ceremony.

When it came to the actual rehearsal and ceremony, Leora was fantastic! She injected the right amount of formality as well as humor into our ceremony, and it really felt like us. A lot of our guests commented on how great she was, and my husband and I agree wholeheartedly. We highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a great officiant for their wedding. We loved every minute of working with her!
Leora was a fantastic officiant to work with for our wedding. For our initial meeting, she spent a lot of time getting to Read more...
Leora was a fantastic officiant to work with for our wedding. For our initial meeting, she spent a lot of time getting to know us, and asked a lot about our lives and interests. She made us both feel incredibly comfortable right from the start. Once we decided on her for our ceremony, she came up with some options for the ceremony that fit us as a couple very well. She was also very open to us adding in our own elements (readings, etc.) for the ceremony.

When it came to the actual rehearsal and ceremony, Leora was fantastic! She injected the right amount of formality as well as humor into our ceremony, and it really felt like us. A lot of our guests commented on how great she was, and my husband and I agree wholeheartedly. We highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a great officiant for their wedding. We loved every minute of working with her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leora did such a fantastic job- from the planning, rehearsal, all the way to the big day. She is extremely responsive, helpful, and wants to make sure she gives you the ceremony that suits your personalities and wishes. My husband and I had an idea as to what we wanted - non-religious, incorporating the importance of family and friends into our ceremony - but did not have an offiant and we saw Leora and read through other reviews on WeddingWire. We felt extremely comfortable with Leora when we met her - she is so nice, funny, and very professional. Once we decided to have Leora officiate our wedding, she sent us several wedding ceremony script options to choose from along with specific readings tailored to our theme of family and friends, and gave us time to put together the script that we wanted for our ceremony. We ended up adding a number of special touches to our ceremony such as having our mothers present the rings to me and my husband and incorporate a reading from the groom's mother. Additionally, while in the throes of last minute wedding planning, she sent a nice reminder email about when we needed to get our marriage license. Soon after our wedding, she was also helpful in reminding us about how we could get copies of our marriage license.
She is absolutely fantastic during the ceremony! My nerves were getting the best of me during the ceremony and she took a few seconds to ask me to take a deep breath which got me re-focused and relaxed on such an important part of the day! We had so many guests comment on how much they liked Leora - how personalized our ceremony was and how great Leora was as an officiant. Her experience certainly showed to all and we definitely recommend her to those getting married, renewing their vows, whatever it may be!
Leora did such a fantastic job- from the planning, rehearsal, all the way to the big day. She is extremely responsive, Read more...
Leora did such a fantastic job- from the planning, rehearsal, all the way to the big day. She is extremely responsive, helpful, and wants to make sure she gives you the ceremony that suits your personalities and wishes. My husband and I had an idea as to what we wanted - non-religious, incorporating the importance of family and friends into our ceremony - but did not have an offiant and we saw Leora and read through other reviews on WeddingWire. We felt extremely comfortable with Leora when we met her - she is so nice, funny, and very professional. Once we decided to have Leora officiate our wedding, she sent us several wedding ceremony script options to choose from along with specific readings tailored to our theme of family and friends, and gave us time to put together the script that we wanted for our ceremony. We ended up adding a number of special touches to our ceremony such as having our mothers present the rings to me and my husband and incorporate a reading from the groom's mother. Additionally, while in the throes of last minute wedding planning, she sent a nice reminder email about when we needed to get our marriage license. Soon after our wedding, she was also helpful in reminding us about how we could get copies of our marriage license.
She is absolutely fantastic during the ceremony! My nerves were getting the best of me during the ceremony and she took a few seconds to ask me to take a deep breath which got me re-focused and relaxed on such an important part of the day! We had so many guests comment on how much they liked Leora - how personalized our ceremony was and how great Leora was as an officiant. Her experience certainly showed to all and we definitely recommend her to those getting married, renewing their vows, whatever it may be! Read less
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Shaunique
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Leora enough for such a wonderful job. She did both our marriage counseling and served as our officiant. As a marriage counselor she engaged both of us in understanding the importance of marriage and how we should treat one another as husband and wife. As for our officiant she did a fanastic job, she worked with us to incorporate the combining of our kids and read the parent dedication speech to our kids from my husand and I. Highly recommended. Thanks Leora!
I can't thank Leora enough for such a wonderful job. She did both our marriage counseling and served as our officiant. As Read more...
I can't thank Leora enough for such a wonderful job. She did both our marriage counseling and served as our officiant. As a marriage counselor she engaged both of us in understanding the importance of marriage and how we should treat one another as husband and wife. As for our officiant she did a fanastic job, she worked with us to incorporate the combining of our kids and read the parent dedication speech to our kids from my husand and I. Highly recommended. Thanks Leora! Read less
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Tesia
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora is absolutely amazing. My husband and I envisioned an intimate ceremony that spoke specifically to our relationship, our family and our future together. Leora did not disappoint-- we received so many complimentary remarks about her after the ceremony with most of our guests asking 'How did you find your officiant'?

We are truly blessed to have found Leora and are so appreciative of the time she took to get to know us in order to deliver a genuine service. She is more than just a celebrant to us. She is a friend.

Thank you so much, Leora. Jay and I will be staying in touch. That's a promise.
Leora is absolutely amazing. My husband and I envisioned an intimate ceremony that spoke specifically to our relationship, Read more...
Leora is absolutely amazing. My husband and I envisioned an intimate ceremony that spoke specifically to our relationship, our family and our future together. Leora did not disappoint-- we received so many complimentary remarks about her after the ceremony with most of our guests asking 'How did you find your officiant'?

We are truly blessed to have found Leora and are so appreciative of the time she took to get to know us in order to deliver a genuine service. She is more than just a celebrant to us. She is a friend.

Thank you so much, Leora. Jay and I will be staying in touch. That's a promise. Read less
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Josie
Wedding:
9/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora is fabulous. she made the celebration personal and meaningful for my daughter and son in law. she clearly got to know them and the ceremony reflected that.
Leora is fabulous. she made the celebration personal and meaningful for my daughter and son in law. she clearly got to Read more...
Leora is fabulous. she made the celebration personal and meaningful for my daughter and son in law. she clearly got to know them and the ceremony reflected that. Read less
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Jake
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora,
Great job with our wedding. We knew you would do an excellent job, which allowed us to focus on other things. The Vows were wonderful and we appreciate your flexibility in time.

Thanks, Jake and Bonnie
Leora,
Great job with our wedding. We knew you would do an excellent job, which allowed us to focus on other things. Read more...
Leora,
Great job with our wedding. We knew you would do an excellent job, which allowed us to focus on other things. The Vows were wonderful and we appreciate your flexibility in time.

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Michele
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora is a true gem! From the first meeting up until the "I do's" she was something special. She has a heart that reaches out and touches you in a way that I can not describe. Because we are a same sex couple we needed to get married first in Washington,DC legally and Leora offered to go with us and be our officiant there as well. She took us to a beautiful spot since we were not really familiar with the area, just knew we wanted it to be private. She made it special and not just another courthouse wedding. Truly an amazing woman!!!!
Leora is a true gem! From the first meeting up until the "I do's" she was something special. She has a heart that reaches Read more...
Leora is a true gem! From the first meeting up until the "I do's" she was something special. She has a heart that reaches out and touches you in a way that I can not describe. Because we are a same sex couple we needed to get married first in Washington,DC legally and Leora offered to go with us and be our officiant there as well. She took us to a beautiful spot since we were not really familiar with the area, just knew we wanted it to be private. She made it special and not just another courthouse wedding. Truly an amazing woman!!!! Read less
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Jamila & Clint
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora did an amazing job at our ceremony! She spoke loud and clear, and the ceremony lasted less than 40 minutes.

When we first met, we informed her that we didn't want too many scriptures included in the ceremony. We wanted it to be more about love and poetry. Within a few days, Leora sent us a few suggestions. Once we reviewed the wording, we fell in love. She gave us exactly what we wanted and more. All the wording suited our style and I even printed some of it on our programs, because it was so beautiful. Leora made this process so easy for us from the very beginning. We couldn't have chosen a better officiant. Thank you so much!
Leora did an amazing job at our ceremony! She spoke loud and clear, and the ceremony lasted less than 40 minutes.
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Leora did an amazing job at our ceremony! She spoke loud and clear, and the ceremony lasted less than 40 minutes.

When we first met, we informed her that we didn't want too many scriptures included in the ceremony. We wanted it to be more about love and poetry. Within a few days, Leora sent us a few suggestions. Once we reviewed the wording, we fell in love. She gave us exactly what we wanted and more. All the wording suited our style and I even printed some of it on our programs, because it was so beautiful. Leora made this process so easy for us from the very beginning. We couldn't have chosen a better officiant. Thank you so much! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was wonderful! I would recommend her highly.
Leora was wonderful! I would recommend her highly.
Leora was wonderful! I would recommend her highly. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
leora was beyond amazing. she got us so well. she was flexible with adding things and tweaking our ceremony up to the week before. we've had so many people tell us how amazing our ceremony was, and ask us how we found her! we would recommend her over and over again!
leora was beyond amazing. she got us so well. she was flexible with adding things and tweaking our ceremony up to the week Read more...
leora was beyond amazing. she got us so well. she was flexible with adding things and tweaking our ceremony up to the week before. we've had so many people tell us how amazing our ceremony was, and ask us how we found her! we would recommend her over and over again! Read less
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Jesci
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome. Leora was absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure to get to know her as a person and we were honored to have her officiate our wedding. She was extremely professional and had a lot of great experience and advice for our wedding. She took time to get to know us and delivered a wonderful ceremony with the perfect tone and verbiage to give us the simple, elegant and humorous ceremony we wanted. We were a little apprehensive about meeting someone online to officiate our wedding but after our first meeting, we were sold. I would definitely recommend Leora, not only did we love her, but we had tons of our guests commenting on what a great job she did.
Awesome. Leora was absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure to get to know her as a person and we were honored to have her Read more...
Awesome. Leora was absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure to get to know her as a person and we were honored to have her officiate our wedding. She was extremely professional and had a lot of great experience and advice for our wedding. She took time to get to know us and delivered a wonderful ceremony with the perfect tone and verbiage to give us the simple, elegant and humorous ceremony we wanted. We were a little apprehensive about meeting someone online to officiate our wedding but after our first meeting, we were sold. I would definitely recommend Leora, not only did we love her, but we had tons of our guests commenting on what a great job she did. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
So much wonderful energy throughout the process from when we first set down and met to emails back in forth of the ceremony structure to a great book reference for "Scream free marriage" to the actual wedding day. The excitement not only flowed through us and radiated outwards but Leora was just as vibrant and her positive take on life and all that a marriage has to offer is unbeatable and only in the presence of a few. With no rehearsal needed everything went smoothly and was very dear to our hearts. Leora not only married us but with her strength and love united us genuinely from her heart. She went above and beyond as our officiant and that indeed was a GREAT JOB!!!! The ceremony was fantastic, amazing, outstanding and a forever cherished moment. We wouldn't change a thing and it was beyond what we could have ever dreamed for.
So much wonderful energy throughout the process from when we first set down and met to emails back in forth of the Read more...
So much wonderful energy throughout the process from when we first set down and met to emails back in forth of the ceremony structure to a great book reference for "Scream free marriage" to the actual wedding day. The excitement not only flowed through us and radiated outwards but Leora was just as vibrant and her positive take on life and all that a marriage has to offer is unbeatable and only in the presence of a few. With no rehearsal needed everything went smoothly and was very dear to our hearts. Leora not only married us but with her strength and love united us genuinely from her heart. She went above and beyond as our officiant and that indeed was a GREAT JOB!!!! The ceremony was fantastic, amazing, outstanding and a forever cherished moment. We wouldn't change a thing and it was beyond what we could have ever dreamed for. Read less
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Merci!
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Tonica
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The Officiant was very professional, she was extremely patient when I was running behind time and she was very social amongst the guest and family. She was great to work with and I would definitely recommend her service to friends and family.
The Officiant was very professional, she was extremely patient when I was running behind time and she was very social Read more...
The Officiant was very professional, she was extremely patient when I was running behind time and she was very social amongst the guest and family. She was great to work with and I would definitely recommend her service to friends and family. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was gracious and kind from our first planning session all the way to the big day. She helped us create a ceremony that truly expressed our feelings as well as showed respect for our beliefs and our families. My new husband and I consider her a part of our new life story together. Any bride would be honored to have her input and comforting manner to help her and any couple will be pleased at the way Leora sets the tone for your special day.
Leora was gracious and kind from our first planning session all the way to the big day. She helped us create a ceremony Read more...
Leora was gracious and kind from our first planning session all the way to the big day. She helped us create a ceremony that truly expressed our feelings as well as showed respect for our beliefs and our families. My new husband and I consider her a part of our new life story together. Any bride would be honored to have her input and comforting manner to help her and any couple will be pleased at the way Leora sets the tone for your special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was the perfect officiant for our non-religious wedding. She designed our ceremony based on our needs and was responsive to questions and modifications. Many of our guests complimented us on our choice of officiant!
Leora was the perfect officiant for our non-religious wedding. She designed our ceremony based on our needs and was Read more...
Leora was the perfect officiant for our non-religious wedding. She designed our ceremony based on our needs and was responsive to questions and modifications. Many of our guests complimented us on our choice of officiant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora married us on 7/7/2012. More importantly she led very useful pre-marital sessions that helped me and my husband understand each other better. I think those sessions were the best and am definitely glad we did them with Leora. She was patient and helpful and very insightful with both of us. Leora was also great with the ceremony. We wanted a mostly secular ceremony with some Christian elements and she came up with some great suggestions - and somehow knew that my husband loved Pablo Neruda, which we incorporated. Everyone loved the ceremony and Leora. I would recommend her to any bride and groom without any hesitation. She is awesome!
Leora married us on 7/7/2012. More importantly she led very useful pre-marital sessions that helped me and my husband Read more...
Leora married us on 7/7/2012. More importantly she led very useful pre-marital sessions that helped me and my husband understand each other better. I think those sessions were the best and am definitely glad we did them with Leora. She was patient and helpful and very insightful with both of us. Leora was also great with the ceremony. We wanted a mostly secular ceremony with some Christian elements and she came up with some great suggestions - and somehow knew that my husband loved Pablo Neruda, which we incorporated. Everyone loved the ceremony and Leora. I would recommend her to any bride and groom without any hesitation. She is awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was a wonderful and helpful officiant. After meeting her in person, I could see that she truly cares and gets to know the couple she is marring. She answered questions promptly and was flexible with the ceremony. I appreciated all she did and would recommend her to anyone!
Leora was a wonderful and helpful officiant. After meeting her in person, I could see that she truly cares and gets to Read more...
Leora was a wonderful and helpful officiant. After meeting her in person, I could see that she truly cares and gets to know the couple she is marring. She answered questions promptly and was flexible with the ceremony. I appreciated all she did and would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Shirelle
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding Officiant/ Marriage Counselor, Mrs. Leora Is The Best! She Is GREAT Person....A Job Well Done! She Has Helped Us To Where We Are Now And We Can't Thank Her Enough....Thank You!!!
Our Wedding Officiant/ Marriage Counselor, Mrs. Leora Is The Best! She Is GREAT Person....A Job Well Done! She Has Helped Read more...
Our Wedding Officiant/ Marriage Counselor, Mrs. Leora Is The Best! She Is GREAT Person....A Job Well Done! She Has Helped Us To Where We Are Now And We Can't Thank Her Enough....Thank You!!! Read less
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kelly
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora did a wonderful job with our ceremony. She is very kind and helpful. She provided guidance and assistance when selecting ceremony pieces. She listened and customized the ceremony to fit our preferences and personalities. Her words were inspiring and heartfelt. I had many guests comment on how much they liked Leora and how she delivered the ceremony. She recognized that I was nervous with everyone watching and offered words of encouragement that only me and my hubby could hear. She made me relax and calm so I could listen to her words and appreciate the ceremony. Thank you Leora!
Leora did a wonderful job with our ceremony. She is very kind and helpful. She provided guidance and assistance when Read more...
Leora did a wonderful job with our ceremony. She is very kind and helpful. She provided guidance and assistance when selecting ceremony pieces. She listened and customized the ceremony to fit our preferences and personalities. Her words were inspiring and heartfelt. I had many guests comment on how much they liked Leora and how she delivered the ceremony. She recognized that I was nervous with everyone watching and offered words of encouragement that only me and my hubby could hear. She made me relax and calm so I could listen to her words and appreciate the ceremony. Thank you Leora! Read less
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Destiny0512
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
When I was first researching officiants, it became stressful because so many were already booked, but I am so glad I came across Leora's information. When my husband and I first met with her, we felt at ease, a level of comfort. We automatically knew we wanted to work with her. She is kind, funny, attentive and every other possbile positive adjective. Choosing Leora to officiant our wedding was the best choice. It was beautiful and we forever thank her for her services.
When I was first researching officiants, it became stressful because so many were already booked, but I am so glad I came Read more...
When I was first researching officiants, it became stressful because so many were already booked, but I am so glad I came across Leora's information. When my husband and I first met with her, we felt at ease, a level of comfort. We automatically knew we wanted to work with her. She is kind, funny, attentive and every other possbile positive adjective. Choosing Leora to officiant our wedding was the best choice. It was beautiful and we forever thank her for her services. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora is a wonderful and helpful officiant. She made our ceremony special.
Leora is a wonderful and helpful officiant. She made our ceremony special.
Leora is a wonderful and helpful officiant. She made our ceremony special. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Leora as our officiant because she officiated in our best man's wedding last year and we absolutely loved her. She was so professional and responsive to our questions. She emailed us a copy of the ceremony several months beforehand so that we could incorporate any changes or special requests. The nice part is that she sent us two different versions so that we could compare and make changes as needed. We actually did not make any changes and the service was beautiful. I would recommend Leora to anyone looking for an officiant.
We chose Leora as our officiant because she officiated in our best man's wedding last year and we absolutely loved her. Read more...
We chose Leora as our officiant because she officiated in our best man's wedding last year and we absolutely loved her. She was so professional and responsive to our questions. She emailed us a copy of the ceremony several months beforehand so that we could incorporate any changes or special requests. The nice part is that she sent us two different versions so that we could compare and make changes as needed. We actually did not make any changes and the service was beautiful. I would recommend Leora to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Hopey
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Leora was excellent! Very helpful with all the small details a nervous bride could leave out. thank you so much!!!
Leora was excellent! Very helpful with all the small details a nervous bride could leave out. thank you so much!!!
Leora was excellent! Very helpful with all the small details a nervous bride could leave out. thank you so much!!! Read less
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ckramer
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting with Leora, we knew that we had made a good choice. She has such a kind and loving the spirit that we were able to pick up on immediately. She helped us figure out ways to have our children play a role in the ceremony. Everyone thought that the sand ceremony was beautiful and that Leora's words during it were beautiful! I could not be happier with our ceremony. My sister-in-law recommended Leora to us and at the ceremony we found out that she'd also married our close friends. Such a small world! Everything was perfect and we are very pleased that she could be a part of our special day!!!
From our first meeting with Leora, we knew that we had made a good choice. She has such a kind and loving the spirit that Read more...
From our first meeting with Leora, we knew that we had made a good choice. She has such a kind and loving the spirit that we were able to pick up on immediately. She helped us figure out ways to have our children play a role in the ceremony. Everyone thought that the sand ceremony was beautiful and that Leora's words during it were beautiful! I could not be happier with our ceremony. My sister-in-law recommended Leora to us and at the ceremony we found out that she'd also married our close friends. Such a small world! Everything was perfect and we are very pleased that she could be a part of our special day!!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Mrs. Leora!!! She performed our per-martial counseling and our wedding ceremony and did a WONDERFULLY AMAZING job with both. She was very down to earth and easy to work with. Mrs. Leora, has an aura that makes you feel comfortable immediately. My husband and I could not have picked a better officiant for our big day.. She made everything so simple.. We are sad that the big day is over but blessed that we were able to meet a wonderful person like Mrs. Leora.

Thank you for making our day SPECTACULAR...
Always,
LaMonte & Jenny Creavalle
It was a pleasure to work with Mrs. Leora!!! She performed our per-martial counseling and our wedding ceremony and did a Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Mrs. Leora!!! She performed our per-martial counseling and our wedding ceremony and did a WONDERFULLY AMAZING job with both. She was very down to earth and easy to work with. Mrs. Leora, has an aura that makes you feel comfortable immediately. My husband and I could not have picked a better officiant for our big day.. She made everything so simple.. We are sad that the big day is over but blessed that we were able to meet a wonderful person like Mrs. Leora.

Thank you for making our day SPECTACULAR...
Always,
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jenny and LaMonte for your kind words. You are a special couple. peace and grace always, Leora
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Adrienne
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was a joy to work with. She is truly a wonderful person and she did a great job as the officiant for our wedding. She worked with us to create a unique ceremony that was personalized and not particularly religious. She had many good tips to offer about weddings in general (not just the ceremony). She advised us on how to get our marriage license and even picked up our marriage license for us at the DC courthouse. She was extremely helpful for the rehearsal and made everything run smoothly and easily. I would highly recommend Leora to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Leora was a joy to work with. She is truly a wonderful person and she did a great job as the officiant for our wedding. Read more...
Leora was a joy to work with. She is truly a wonderful person and she did a great job as the officiant for our wedding. She worked with us to create a unique ceremony that was personalized and not particularly religious. She had many good tips to offer about weddings in general (not just the ceremony). She advised us on how to get our marriage license and even picked up our marriage license for us at the DC courthouse. She was extremely helpful for the rehearsal and made everything run smoothly and easily. I would highly recommend Leora to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora is AMAZING!! While we didn't use her to officiate our actual wedding (my husband's mother did it) we did ask her to do our pre-marital counseling. It was probably the best thing we did. She was so comfortable to talk to; we both felt like she really listened and help us talk through a lot.

Leora was VERY FLEXIBLE regarding meeting times. She was GREAT!
Leora is AMAZING!! While we didn't use her to officiate our actual wedding (my husband's mother did it) we did ask her to Read more...
Leora is AMAZING!! While we didn't use her to officiate our actual wedding (my husband's mother did it) we did ask her to do our pre-marital counseling. It was probably the best thing we did. She was so comfortable to talk to; we both felt like she really listened and help us talk through a lot.

Leora was VERY FLEXIBLE regarding meeting times. She was GREAT! Read less
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amandafisher
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
When we first got engaged, we interviewed several officiants for our wedding as this is one of the most important and intimate parts of any wedding. I knew very early on after a few e-mail correspondences with Leora that she was meant to officiant our wedding.
She met us for coffee to ask a few questions before drafting a few options of the ceremony script. We went back and forth via e-mail editing the scripts until we had the final script. I really felt like Leora paid attention to our lives and that truly showed during our ceremony. I can't count on both hands how many of our guests complimented Leora's work during our ceremony - many of them went up to her themselves to say what a wonderful job she did and what a unique ceremony we had.
I would highly recommend Leora to fellow brides and grooms...if I could do my wedding all over again, I would hire her in a heartbeat again!
When we first got engaged, we interviewed several officiants for our wedding as this is one of the most important and Read more...
When we first got engaged, we interviewed several officiants for our wedding as this is one of the most important and intimate parts of any wedding. I knew very early on after a few e-mail correspondences with Leora that she was meant to officiant our wedding.
She met us for coffee to ask a few questions before drafting a few options of the ceremony script. We went back and forth via e-mail editing the scripts until we had the final script. I really felt like Leora paid attention to our lives and that truly showed during our ceremony. I can't count on both hands how many of our guests complimented Leora's work during our ceremony - many of them went up to her themselves to say what a wonderful job she did and what a unique ceremony we had.
I would highly recommend Leora to fellow brides and grooms...if I could do my wedding all over again, I would hire her in a heartbeat again! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a very calm and professional nature that can definitely put this nervous bride and groom at ease. We met with her a few times before the wedding to finalize the ceremony. She listened carefully, and patiently, to our requests for the ceremony and offered excellent ideas and suggestions to help us create our wedding vision. Leora was definitely a star at the wedding. After the ceremony several guests mentioned to us what a lovely job Leora did officiating the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone looking for an officiant.
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a very calm and professional nature that can definitely put this Read more...
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a very calm and professional nature that can definitely put this nervous bride and groom at ease. We met with her a few times before the wedding to finalize the ceremony. She listened carefully, and patiently, to our requests for the ceremony and offered excellent ideas and suggestions to help us create our wedding vision. Leora was definitely a star at the wedding. After the ceremony several guests mentioned to us what a lovely job Leora did officiating the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Kesha
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora's services for the ceremony were exceptional! Her voice was clear, genuine, and she definitely kept us and the audience captive. On top of all that, Leora is very sweet with a warm spirit. We were immediately drawn to her during the initial meeting and she exceeded our expectations. We would recommended Leora to anyone looking for an awesome officiant!
Leora's services for the ceremony were exceptional! Her voice was clear, genuine, and she definitely kept us and the Read more...
Leora's services for the ceremony were exceptional! Her voice was clear, genuine, and she definitely kept us and the audience captive. On top of all that, Leora is very sweet with a warm spirit. We were immediately drawn to her during the initial meeting and she exceeded our expectations. We would recommended Leora to anyone looking for an awesome officiant! Read less
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Lizabeth
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow, there is sooo much to say about Leora and all of it is GREAT! I found Leora online since I didn't belong to a church, nor did my Hubby to Be. I liked that she could cater to all different religions and backgrounds. We met at a convenient location for a consultation. (She lives in VA, I work in MD, so she was kind enough to meet me rather than make me do the drive!). When I met Leora I fell in love. She loves what she does and she has a passion for it. I was convinced she would be the best fit for my wedding because she was attentive, bright, well-spoken and professional, and she has a great positive energy. Most of all, she listens. She captured everything I said in the best ceremony I could have asked for! She worked with me to come up with a great service and customize it to honor the people that my Hubby and I cared for most. She felt like family! Everyone was impressed with her; including my hubby and guests! She also did a fantastic job with the rehearsal. It should have been run by the wedding planner, but Leora stepped up and compensated where my "newby" wedding planner lacked (just about everywhere!). Everything Leora does she does with the utmost professionalism and kindness! She goes above and beyond and I can't thank her enough for making my wedding day so much more special than hiring just 'any officiant'. Finally, her rates are fairly aligned with the market rates for officiants despite the extra TLC and phenomenal service that she offers! Thank you Leora!
Wow, there is sooo much to say about Leora and all of it is GREAT! I found Leora online since I didn't belong to a church, Read more...
Wow, there is sooo much to say about Leora and all of it is GREAT! I found Leora online since I didn't belong to a church, nor did my Hubby to Be. I liked that she could cater to all different religions and backgrounds. We met at a convenient location for a consultation. (She lives in VA, I work in MD, so she was kind enough to meet me rather than make me do the drive!). When I met Leora I fell in love. She loves what she does and she has a passion for it. I was convinced she would be the best fit for my wedding because she was attentive, bright, well-spoken and professional, and she has a great positive energy. Most of all, she listens. She captured everything I said in the best ceremony I could have asked for! She worked with me to come up with a great service and customize it to honor the people that my Hubby and I cared for most. She felt like family! Everyone was impressed with her; including my hubby and guests! She also did a fantastic job with the rehearsal. It should have been run by the wedding planner, but Leora stepped up and compensated where my "newby" wedding planner lacked (just about everywhere!). Everything Leora does she does with the utmost professionalism and kindness! She goes above and beyond and I can't thank her enough for making my wedding day so much more special than hiring just 'any officiant'. Finally, her rates are fairly aligned with the market rates for officiants despite the extra TLC and phenomenal service that she offers! Thank you Leora! Read less
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TejasBeatleTHB
Wedding:
8/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was fantastic!!! She was a great listener and created a great ceremony for us that really reflected the way we feel about one another. She helped include my husband's child in the ceremony and some traditions in the Peace Corps country that I served. It was a beautiful day that had a lot of sentimental additions to it. Thanks, Leora!!!
Leora was fantastic!!! She was a great listener and created a great ceremony for us that really reflected the way we feel Read more...
Leora was fantastic!!! She was a great listener and created a great ceremony for us that really reflected the way we feel about one another. She helped include my husband's child in the ceremony and some traditions in the Peace Corps country that I served. It was a beautiful day that had a lot of sentimental additions to it. Thanks, Leora!!! Read less
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deeandben
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was a wonderful officiant! You could tell that she really enjoys her job! During our first meeting she was very attentive and she definitely got a full understanding of our love. She provided many options for readings and scriptures. She also was very helpful during the rehearsal, in which she was very detail oriented. During the ceremony she seemed like she had known us forever and just blended in! I really appreciated her presence and my nerves were put at ease with her around!
Leora was a wonderful officiant! You could tell that she really enjoys her job! During our first meeting she was very Read more...
Leora was a wonderful officiant! You could tell that she really enjoys her job! During our first meeting she was very attentive and she definitely got a full understanding of our love. She provided many options for readings and scriptures. She also was very helpful during the rehearsal, in which she was very detail oriented. During the ceremony she seemed like she had known us forever and just blended in! I really appreciated her presence and my nerves were put at ease with her around! Read less
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eywells11
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora is quite simply....AMAZING! She met with my fiance and I almost a year out from our wedding as I wanted the "perfect" person to deliver our ceremony and was prepared to meet with several officiants. However, upon minutes of meeting Leora, I knew that she was the woman I wanted! She was genuinely interested in getting to know us and learn our vision for the ceremony. Before I knew it 2 + hours had gone by.

The days leading up to our wedding, Leora always "checked in" on how the planning was going and provided ample suggestions and recommendations for the ceremony order, vows, readings and other additions. Furthermore, she was encouraging with incorporating our own ideas.

At the rehearsal, she was very aware of the raw emotions of a bride and groom and supported us every step of the way. Initially, when she asked us to say our vows at the rehearsal I was caught off guard. However, it was exact thing that I didn't even know that I needed. I was quite emotional during the rehearsal which I didn't anticipate and it curbed the tears the day of the wedding. :)

During the wedding, she was supportive of my nervous soon-to-be husband and eliminated a lot of the anger that he felt when the ceremony began late due to the late arrival of our shuttle. Leora was articulate, expressive, and delivered our ceremony PERFECTLY. Also, she improvised a very meaningful statement when my groom accidentallly over filled our unity sand!!!

Leora graciously stayed through our cocktail hour making her rounds and being personable with our guests. Several of our guests even commented on how "sweet" and "genuine" she was! Overall, my husband and I are VERY pleased with our decision to choose Leora and I promise that you will be as well!
Leora is quite simply....AMAZING! She met with my fiance and I almost a year out from our wedding as I wanted the Read more...
Leora is quite simply....AMAZING! She met with my fiance and I almost a year out from our wedding as I wanted the "perfect" person to deliver our ceremony and was prepared to meet with several officiants. However, upon minutes of meeting Leora, I knew that she was the woman I wanted! She was genuinely interested in getting to know us and learn our vision for the ceremony. Before I knew it 2 + hours had gone by.

The days leading up to our wedding, Leora always "checked in" on how the planning was going and provided ample suggestions and recommendations for the ceremony order, vows, readings and other additions. Furthermore, she was encouraging with incorporating our own ideas.

At the rehearsal, she was very aware of the raw emotions of a bride and groom and supported us every step of the way. Initially, when she asked us to say our vows at the rehearsal I was caught off guard. However, it was exact thing that I didn't even know that I needed. I was quite emotional during the rehearsal which I didn't anticipate and it curbed the tears the day of the wedding. :)

During the wedding, she was supportive of my nervous soon-to-be husband and eliminated a lot of the anger that he felt when the ceremony began late due to the late arrival of our shuttle. Leora was articulate, expressive, and delivered our ceremony PERFECTLY. Also, she improvised a very meaningful statement when my groom accidentallly over filled our unity sand!!!

Leora graciously stayed through our cocktail hour making her rounds and being personable with our guests. Several of our guests even commented on how "sweet" and "genuine" she was! Overall, my husband and I are VERY pleased with our decision to choose Leora and I promise that you will be as well! Read less
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julielp
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Our day was made so much more special by Leora's kindness, beautiful ceremony, and helpful suggestions.
Our day was made so much more special by Leora's kindness, beautiful ceremony, and helpful suggestions.
Our day was made so much more special by Leora's kindness, beautiful ceremony, and helpful suggestions. Read less
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canarybride
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without Leora. We held our wedding on a Sunday and our church was unable to send us a minister to officiate, so we needed to hire an officiant instead.

We met with Leora initially several months prior to the wedding and she was very thorough in getting a feel for us as a couple and our individual personalities to bring a personal feel to her services on your day. At the wedding, guests assumed we had a personal relationship with her because of the obvious comfort level between she and me and my fiance during the ceremony.

In sum, Leora is super-organized, prompt, meticulous, poised, eloquent, and responsive--a must for me with respect to vendors, but she is truly exceptional. She was very patient and helpful in planning the ceremony (and leading our rowdy rehearsal), but without even a hint of being judgmental or pushy--she strives to give you YOUR perfect day! She definitely delivered for us and I couldn't have been happier. I would give her my highest recommendation to any couple.
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Our wedding day wouldn't have been the same without Leora. We held our wedding on a Sunday and our church was unable to send us a minister to officiate, so we needed to hire an officiant instead.

We met with Leora initially several months prior to the wedding and she was very thorough in getting a feel for us as a couple and our individual personalities to bring a personal feel to her services on your day. At the wedding, guests assumed we had a personal relationship with her because of the obvious comfort level between she and me and my fiance during the ceremony.

In sum, Leora is super-organized, prompt, meticulous, poised, eloquent, and responsive--a must for me with respect to vendors, but she is truly exceptional. She was very patient and helpful in planning the ceremony (and leading our rowdy rehearsal), but without even a hint of being judgmental or pushy--she strives to give you YOUR perfect day! She definitely delivered for us and I couldn't have been happier. I would give her my highest recommendation to any couple. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora personalized our ceremony to suit us and set the tone for our special day. We approached her the week before our wedding and she was able to send us a script in a matter of days. Our friends and family could not stop praising our celebrant. Thank you
Leora personalized our ceremony to suit us and set the tone for our special day. We approached her the week before our Read more...
Leora personalized our ceremony to suit us and set the tone for our special day. We approached her the week before our wedding and she was able to send us a script in a matter of days. Our friends and family could not stop praising our celebrant. Thank you Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora is amazing! We did premarital counseling sessions with Leora, and she also performed our ceremony. She is a consummate professional, yet personable and genuine. She made our ceremony meaningful and injected the perfect amount of humor exactly when it was needed. Most importantly, Leora understands that each couple is unique and she helps you create a ceremony that is meaningful to you - she never made us feel like just another couple. We always felt like we were her number one priority.

Leora is a class act - you will not be disappointed!
Leora is amazing! We did premarital counseling sessions with Leora, and she also performed our ceremony. She is a Read more...
Leora is amazing! We did premarital counseling sessions with Leora, and she also performed our ceremony. She is a consummate professional, yet personable and genuine. She made our ceremony meaningful and injected the perfect amount of humor exactly when it was needed. Most importantly, Leora understands that each couple is unique and she helps you create a ceremony that is meaningful to you - she never made us feel like just another couple. We always felt like we were her number one priority.

Leora is a class act - you will not be disappointed! Read less
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wallace43011
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was a pleasure to work with, when things went array, as they sometimes do, she was calm, supportive and understanding! Thank you so much!
Leora was a pleasure to work with, when things went array, as they sometimes do, she was calm, supportive and Read more...
Leora was a pleasure to work with, when things went array, as they sometimes do, she was calm, supportive and understanding! Thank you so much! Read less
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bella5927
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely amazing. Choosing an officiant was very personal for us. I wanted to find someone that we really felt comfortable with and that we could possibly grow with as a couple. Leora did just that. From the moment we met her she made us feel so special. Like she genuinely cared about us as a couple. I highly, highly recommend her.
Leora was absolutely amazing. Choosing an officiant was very personal for us. I wanted to find someone that we really felt Read more...
Leora was absolutely amazing. Choosing an officiant was very personal for us. I wanted to find someone that we really felt comfortable with and that we could possibly grow with as a couple. Leora did just that. From the moment we met her she made us feel so special. Like she genuinely cared about us as a couple. I highly, highly recommend her. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We love Leora! My fiancee and I had originally planned to interview 3 officiants, but after we met Leora, we just felt very at ease with her, and cancelled our other 2 interviews. We did not have a pastor or anyone to marry us, and at first we felt a little odd hiring someone you don't know to marry you...but that definitely changed by the time of the wedding.

One of the reasons we choose Leora was because she offered premarital counseling. My fiancee and I really didn't have any "big issues" but we are in our 30's, and I think as adults, we knew the value in just having a 3rd party talk to us about some of the things marriage would bring/change in our lives. We really really found the counseling sessions beneficial - my fiancee wanted to do more than 4 (this from an active duty military man!) because he just thought it was a productive way to talk about the past and the future and the up's and the down's of our relationship. It was definitely a good investment in each other to sit down with Leora once a month leading up to our wedding.

As an officiant - Leora was equally wonderful! She provided us several different ideas for our ceremony and we cut and pasted what we liked out of each one in to a ceremony that fit us. She had a great little reading about dogs that fit our own love of dogs really well. I had no problem getting in touch with her via e-mail, she came to the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew where to go, when to go, and what to do. She was flexible and handled changes easily - because we had a few things flex over the months about how the ceremony would run(grandparents coming/then not coming; ringbearers coming/then not coming/then coming).

The day of the wedding she did a great job - well spoken, well orchestrated, but relaxed and not stuffy or formal. We had several people come up and compliment us on how much they enjoyed her and the ceremony!

One final kudos - my husband was deploying one week after we got back from our honeymoon - so we had to get our attested marriage license very quickly so we could take it to the military base and get me enrolled as a dependent. I asked Leora if she would be able to get us a copy quickly and it was not a problem. We arrived home from the honeymoon to find 2 attested copies of our marriage license in the mail from her - so the next day we were able to get me entered in to all the databases on base to make sure I'm taken care of while my husband is gone. Thank you!!

I think we both feel like we have made lifelong friends with Leora - she truly cares about the couples she get's to know and seeing us succeed.
We love Leora! My fiancee and I had originally planned to interview 3 officiants, but after we met Leora, we just felt Read more...
We love Leora! My fiancee and I had originally planned to interview 3 officiants, but after we met Leora, we just felt very at ease with her, and cancelled our other 2 interviews. We did not have a pastor or anyone to marry us, and at first we felt a little odd hiring someone you don't know to marry you...but that definitely changed by the time of the wedding.

One of the reasons we choose Leora was because she offered premarital counseling. My fiancee and I really didn't have any "big issues" but we are in our 30's, and I think as adults, we knew the value in just having a 3rd party talk to us about some of the things marriage would bring/change in our lives. We really really found the counseling sessions beneficial - my fiancee wanted to do more than 4 (this from an active duty military man!) because he just thought it was a productive way to talk about the past and the future and the up's and the down's of our relationship. It was definitely a good investment in each other to sit down with Leora once a month leading up to our wedding.

As an officiant - Leora was equally wonderful! She provided us several different ideas for our ceremony and we cut and pasted what we liked out of each one in to a ceremony that fit us. She had a great little reading about dogs that fit our own love of dogs really well. I had no problem getting in touch with her via e-mail, she came to the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew where to go, when to go, and what to do. She was flexible and handled changes easily - because we had a few things flex over the months about how the ceremony would run(grandparents coming/then not coming; ringbearers coming/then not coming/then coming).

The day of the wedding she did a great job - well spoken, well orchestrated, but relaxed and not stuffy or formal. We had several people come up and compliment us on how much they enjoyed her and the ceremony!

One final kudos - my husband was deploying one week after we got back from our honeymoon - so we had to get our attested marriage license very quickly so we could take it to the military base and get me enrolled as a dependent. I asked Leora if she would be able to get us a copy quickly and it was not a problem. We arrived home from the honeymoon to find 2 attested copies of our marriage license in the mail from her - so the next day we were able to get me entered in to all the databases on base to make sure I'm taken care of while my husband is gone. Thank you!!

I think we both feel like we have made lifelong friends with Leora - she truly cares about the couples she get's to know and seeing us succeed. Read less
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1janosik
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect!
Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect!
Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora did a great job with us. We both come from a Roman Catholic background but are now Agnostic, so we wanted a largely secular ceremony focused on love and partnership, without many references to God. We were looking for someone who would be very flexible with us on the ceremony text, and she was. She also gave us some great ideas on what we could include in the ceremony and how the structure of the ceremony usually works. She was very responsive in setting up meetings with us. We did not end up doing a rehearsal, which was something I thought at first we absolutely needed; but I realized after talking with her it was just about where people were going to stand. We did not do a rehearsal, but she talked with our bridal party before the ceremony, and everything went smoothly. Her cost is right in the range with other celebrants in the area. I highly recommend her!
Leora did a great job with us. We both come from a Roman Catholic background but are now Agnostic, so we wanted a largely Read more...
Leora did a great job with us. We both come from a Roman Catholic background but are now Agnostic, so we wanted a largely secular ceremony focused on love and partnership, without many references to God. We were looking for someone who would be very flexible with us on the ceremony text, and she was. She also gave us some great ideas on what we could include in the ceremony and how the structure of the ceremony usually works. She was very responsive in setting up meetings with us. We did not end up doing a rehearsal, which was something I thought at first we absolutely needed; but I realized after talking with her it was just about where people were going to stand. We did not do a rehearsal, but she talked with our bridal party before the ceremony, and everything went smoothly. Her cost is right in the range with other celebrants in the area. I highly recommend her! Read less
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apeydawn
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got so many compliments on Leora's service. Everyone was impressed by the wording and vows that Leora delivered. They found the ceremony fit my husband and I perfectly and that our personality was delivered through the wording. Leora worked with my husband and I, from our first meeting, to prepare a wedding script that was unique to our personality and our desires for what we considered important to our ceremony. Leora took the time to get to know my husband and I from on a personal level, from our personalities to our proposal, to our hopes for the future as a married couple. My husband and I would recommend Leora for all weddings. She is very personable and truly seems to care for the couples she is working with.
My husband and I got so many compliments on Leora's service. Everyone was impressed by the wording and vows that Leora Read more...
My husband and I got so many compliments on Leora's service. Everyone was impressed by the wording and vows that Leora delivered. They found the ceremony fit my husband and I perfectly and that our personality was delivered through the wording. Leora worked with my husband and I, from our first meeting, to prepare a wedding script that was unique to our personality and our desires for what we considered important to our ceremony. Leora took the time to get to know my husband and I from on a personal level, from our personalities to our proposal, to our hopes for the future as a married couple. My husband and I would recommend Leora for all weddings. She is very personable and truly seems to care for the couples she is working with. Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

You are very kind, thanks!
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John and Christina Zurcher
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was very professional and courteous and did a great job at our wedding. When we first met her we knew immediately that she was the person we wanted to officate our wedding. She did a great job and we would definitely recommend her to family and friends!
Leora was very professional and courteous and did a great job at our wedding. When we first met her we knew immediately Read more...
Leora was very professional and courteous and did a great job at our wedding. When we first met her we knew immediately that she was the person we wanted to officate our wedding. She did a great job and we would definitely recommend her to family and friends! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been more pleased with Leora. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She was so pleasant to work with and I am happy we choose her. We even had a little "hitch" during our ceremony and she smoothed everything over. Our vows were beautiful and I cannot say enough nice things about Leora. She was wonderful and I am happy that we were able to celebrate our very special day with her.
I couldn't have been more pleased with Leora. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She was so pleasant to work with Read more...
I couldn't have been more pleased with Leora. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She was so pleasant to work with and I am happy we choose her. We even had a little "hitch" during our ceremony and she smoothed everything over. Our vows were beautiful and I cannot say enough nice things about Leora. She was wonderful and I am happy that we were able to celebrate our very special day with her. Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your very kind words!
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Molly & Todd
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora is amazing! She is professional and responsive. She helped us to create a great script for our beautiful wedding.
Leora is amazing! She is professional and responsive. She helped us to create a great script for our beautiful wedding.
Leora is amazing! She is professional and responsive. She helped us to create a great script for our beautiful wedding. Read less
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Joann
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Oue wedding officiant was Leora and she was great All of my guest asked about her. After meeting with her I felt as I have know her for years. My husband to be at the time did not want to take a chance with a person i found over the Internet but after our first meeting he was hooked on Leora. I will keep in touch with her and she made my day such a special day that I will remember forever. Thanks Leora for a job well done. Mr. and Mrs Bowman.
Oue wedding officiant was Leora and she was great All of my guest asked about her. After meeting with her I felt as I have Read more...
Oue wedding officiant was Leora and she was great All of my guest asked about her. After meeting with her I felt as I have know her for years. My husband to be at the time did not want to take a chance with a person i found over the Internet but after our first meeting he was hooked on Leora. I will keep in touch with her and she made my day such a special day that I will remember forever. Thanks Leora for a job well done. Mr. and Mrs Bowman. Read less
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bittyosborn
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely could not have asked for a person better suited to officiate our wedding than Leora Motley. She created a ceremony that so uniquely suited us as a couple that most of our guests thought that we had written it ourselves. She was exceptionally professional and thoughtful throughout the entire process. We feel blessed to have had her as our officiant.

-Mr. and Mrs. Kris Osborn
We absolutely could not have asked for a person better suited to officiate our wedding than Leora Motley. She created a Read more...
We absolutely could not have asked for a person better suited to officiate our wedding than Leora Motley. She created a ceremony that so uniquely suited us as a couple that most of our guests thought that we had written it ourselves. She was exceptionally professional and thoughtful throughout the entire process. We feel blessed to have had her as our officiant.

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Liz
Wedding:
5/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Leora to provide both our officiant services and our premarital counseling. We found her to be caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and full of humor. She took the time to get to know us and our passions, our reasons for loving each other, and she helped us to identify the areas where we need to grow as a couple. But probably most important was her ability to calm us right before the ceremony. There were small things that mattered a lot - she ran to get me a glass of ice water when I was waiting for the ceremony to start. It was a hot day and I wouldn't have thought of water on my own. During the ceremony, she helped to calm my husband, as he was emotional and just needed someone to slow things down for a minute so he could gather himself. Leora notices you as a person and what you need from her in that moment - one of the most important moments of your life. It was really special to have her as a part of it.
We worked with Leora to provide both our officiant services and our premarital counseling. We found her to be caring, Read more...
We worked with Leora to provide both our officiant services and our premarital counseling. We found her to be caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and full of humor. She took the time to get to know us and our passions, our reasons for loving each other, and she helped us to identify the areas where we need to grow as a couple. But probably most important was her ability to calm us right before the ceremony. There were small things that mattered a lot - she ran to get me a glass of ice water when I was waiting for the ceremony to start. It was a hot day and I wouldn't have thought of water on my own. During the ceremony, she helped to calm my husband, as he was emotional and just needed someone to slow things down for a minute so he could gather himself. Leora notices you as a person and what you need from her in that moment - one of the most important moments of your life. It was really special to have her as a part of it. Read less
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evebesant
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience working with Leora for our wedding ceremony. Leora really took the time to get to know us, listen to our ideas, and develop a beautiful ceremony that was unique, thoughtful, and personal. She went above and beyond all of our expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
We had a fantastic experience working with Leora for our wedding ceremony. Leora really took the time to get to know us, Read more...
We had a fantastic experience working with Leora for our wedding ceremony. Leora really took the time to get to know us, listen to our ideas, and develop a beautiful ceremony that was unique, thoughtful, and personal. She went above and beyond all of our expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Coelle
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was a fantastic officient and we couldn't have asked for anything more. She worked with us to personalize and customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. She offered advise and was very accommodating. We loved working with her!!! I HIGHLY recommend her for any couple getting married!!
Leora was a fantastic officient and we couldn't have asked for anything more. She worked with us to personalize and Read more...
Leora was a fantastic officient and we couldn't have asked for anything more. She worked with us to personalize and customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. She offered advise and was very accommodating. We loved working with her!!! I HIGHLY recommend her for any couple getting married!! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
We looked at a few officiants to perform our wedding and we really liked Leora's style. When we met her in person, we knew we wanted to her for the job! She was very personable, had great ideas and suggestions and was open to additional ideas as well. She put together a wonderful service for us on our wedding day! We had one minor glitch and she was able to put it together with basically 30 minutes notice. A true professional and we would definitely recommend her services to anyone!
We looked at a few officiants to perform our wedding and we really liked Leora's style. When we met her in person, we knew Read more...
We looked at a few officiants to perform our wedding and we really liked Leora's style. When we met her in person, we knew we wanted to her for the job! She was very personable, had great ideas and suggestions and was open to additional ideas as well. She put together a wonderful service for us on our wedding day! We had one minor glitch and she was able to put it together with basically 30 minutes notice. A true professional and we would definitely recommend her services to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leora was the first person we called about being our officiant, and we are so glad we did! She did a wonderful job and we couldn't have picked anyone better. She was very responsive, helpful, professional but warm and enthusiastic, had great suggestions when we wanted them, but also provided ample room for us to construct the ceremony we wanted. She could charge 3 times what she does and it would still be a great value! Plus, she proved that she can handle whatever your wedding may throw at her-- including, in our case, a dog licking her leg during the ceremony! I'd recommend Leora's officiating services to friends, relatives, or perfect strangers.
Leora was the first person we called about being our officiant, and we are so glad we did! She did a wonderful job and we Read more...
Leora was the first person we called about being our officiant, and we are so glad we did! She did a wonderful job and we couldn't have picked anyone better. She was very responsive, helpful, professional but warm and enthusiastic, had great suggestions when we wanted them, but also provided ample room for us to construct the ceremony we wanted. She could charge 3 times what she does and it would still be a great value! Plus, she proved that she can handle whatever your wedding may throw at her-- including, in our case, a dog licking her leg during the ceremony! I'd recommend Leora's officiating services to friends, relatives, or perfect strangers. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED Leora!!! What a gem!!! She made our day extra special!!! Every single wedding guest commented about how great she was and how special she made our service!!! I would recommend her to ANYONE!!!!

Lisa & Jen
4/23/10
We absolutely LOVED Leora!!! What a gem!!! She made our day extra special!!! Every single wedding guest commented about Read more...
We absolutely LOVED Leora!!! What a gem!!! She made our day extra special!!! Every single wedding guest commented about how great she was and how special she made our service!!! I would recommend her to ANYONE!!!!

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MrsBFitz
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely amazing! She is the total professional but at the same time warm and caring. I could not have asked for anyone better to perform my marriage ceremony! She was on time, prepared, and simply amazing! If you are looking for someone to perfom your ceremony Leora is the one! Thank you Leora for everything!
Leora was absolutely amazing! She is the total professional but at the same time warm and caring. I could not have asked Read more...
Leora was absolutely amazing! She is the total professional but at the same time warm and caring. I could not have asked for anyone better to perform my marriage ceremony! She was on time, prepared, and simply amazing! If you are looking for someone to perfom your ceremony Leora is the one! Thank you Leora for everything! Read less
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Aisha
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
You will not find anyone better. Leora is wonderful!!!!
You will not find anyone better. Leora is wonderful!!!!
You will not find anyone better. Leora is wonderful!!!! Read less
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Cameron
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was the first officiant we met with and we knew right away that she was the right fit for us. She worked with us to come up with the perfect vows and ceremony. Through multiple meetings and premarital counseling sessions she really got to know my wife and I as individuals and forged a personal connection that shone through on our wedding day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a warm, dedicated officiant.
Leora was the first officiant we met with and we knew right away that she was the right fit for us. She worked with us to Read more...
Leora was the first officiant we met with and we knew right away that she was the right fit for us. She worked with us to come up with the perfect vows and ceremony. Through multiple meetings and premarital counseling sessions she really got to know my wife and I as individuals and forged a personal connection that shone through on our wedding day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a warm, dedicated officiant. Read less
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Katya
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora prepared and performed a totally dream ceremony for us!

We had a very challenging environment with our outdoor ceremony. Leora impressed us with how she calmed everyone down, put everyone in their places and created such beautiful moments for us all to enjoy!
Her voice carried so well, that everyone thought she was the only one with the microphone .....
Not to mention that she was the first one to arrive at the site!
I also could not appreciate more the personal touches she thought of for this ceremony.
She responded to every request prior to the wedding and always had an idea.
We ended up incorporated international touches, as we both come from different cultural backgrounds. We had a very special personal moment and have some keepsakes from the ceremony.
We are very very greatful for everything Leora have done for us.

Katya and Albert
Leora prepared and performed a totally dream ceremony for us!

We had a very challenging environment with our Read more...
Leora prepared and performed a totally dream ceremony for us!

We had a very challenging environment with our outdoor ceremony. Leora impressed us with how she calmed everyone down, put everyone in their places and created such beautiful moments for us all to enjoy!
Her voice carried so well, that everyone thought she was the only one with the microphone .....
Not to mention that she was the first one to arrive at the site!
I also could not appreciate more the personal touches she thought of for this ceremony.
She responded to every request prior to the wedding and always had an idea.
We ended up incorporated international touches, as we both come from different cultural backgrounds. We had a very special personal moment and have some keepsakes from the ceremony.
We are very very greatful for everything Leora have done for us.

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Rachel
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so fortunate to have Leora officiate our wedding. Prior to the wedding, she took time to learn about us as individuals and a couple. She guided us through our big day with care, while subtly addressing details we hadn't otherwise known to consider. Her professional demeanor, attentive nature, and sincerity are a true blessing for such a special occasion. She will always be a part of our memories.
We were so fortunate to have Leora officiate our wedding. Prior to the wedding, she took time to learn about us as Read more...
We were so fortunate to have Leora officiate our wedding. Prior to the wedding, she took time to learn about us as individuals and a couple. She guided us through our big day with care, while subtly addressing details we hadn't otherwise known to consider. Her professional demeanor, attentive nature, and sincerity are a true blessing for such a special occasion. She will always be a part of our memories. Read less
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Harrison
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough how thankful we were to have you there.Thank you for everything. Especially, thank you for the typed copy of our ceremony.Really left an impression with our guests!
I can't say enough how thankful we were to have you there.Thank you for everything. Especially, thank you for the typed Read more...
I can't say enough how thankful we were to have you there.Thank you for everything. Especially, thank you for the typed copy of our ceremony.Really left an impression with our guests! Read less
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lindseyziolek
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely wonderful and I would HIGHLY recommend her! She came as a recommendation from a friend and we feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding ceremony! My (now) husband and I are an inter-faith couple and therefore did not want our wedding to have an overally religious feel to it one way or the other. We met with Leora, explained what we wanted and she created the perfect scripting that integrated everything we wanted - down to the breaking of the glass which was important for my husband. Leora was excellent to work with all around...I really cannot say enough about her!
Leora was absolutely wonderful and I would HIGHLY recommend her! She came as a recommendation from a friend and we feel so Read more...
Leora was absolutely wonderful and I would HIGHLY recommend her! She came as a recommendation from a friend and we feel so lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding ceremony! My (now) husband and I are an inter-faith couple and therefore did not want our wedding to have an overally religious feel to it one way or the other. We met with Leora, explained what we wanted and she created the perfect scripting that integrated everything we wanted - down to the breaking of the glass which was important for my husband. Leora was excellent to work with all around...I really cannot say enough about her! Read less
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Craig
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Leora was perfect!
Leora was perfect!
Leora was perfect! Read less
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matrix82
Wedding:
11/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Couldnt ask for anything better. Perfect.
Couldnt ask for anything better. Perfect.
Couldnt ask for anything better. Perfect. Read less
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anitaks
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora was tremendous and exceptional, and truly made our short notice, intimate wedding feel classy, and a sincere experience. She was very responsive to all my calls and emails, and even tried to help me nail down a ceremony location. She knew the marriage license registration protocol backwards and forwards, so there was no question that we were in good hands. She said she would arrive at 4:20, and she was there on the dot. She allowed us to customize our script, and delivered the vows with such presence, with a beautiful strong voice, that most of our audience was left in tears. I can't say how easy it was to work with her, and the fact that she made this happen for us, with only 3 weeks notice. I completely recommend Leora, and would be glad to provide further reference if needed.
Leora was tremendous and exceptional, and truly made our short notice, intimate wedding feel classy, and a sincere Read more...
Leora was tremendous and exceptional, and truly made our short notice, intimate wedding feel classy, and a sincere experience. She was very responsive to all my calls and emails, and even tried to help me nail down a ceremony location. She knew the marriage license registration protocol backwards and forwards, so there was no question that we were in good hands. She said she would arrive at 4:20, and she was there on the dot. She allowed us to customize our script, and delivered the vows with such presence, with a beautiful strong voice, that most of our audience was left in tears. I can't say how easy it was to work with her, and the fact that she made this happen for us, with only 3 weeks notice. I completely recommend Leora, and would be glad to provide further reference if needed. Read less
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tracystuba
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough kind words about Leora. She made the ceremony perfect for us. Her kind words and the way she spoke during the ceremony made our wedding so memorable. She is very intelligent, kind and easy going. She also has a sense of humor. My husband was able to converse with her before I arrived at the ceremony and he said she made him feel so comfortable and he throughly enjoyed talking to her. She put him at ease and myself when I arrived. I would definetly recommend her to anyone.
I cannot say enough kind words about Leora. She made the ceremony perfect for us. Her kind words and the way she spoke Read more...
I cannot say enough kind words about Leora. She made the ceremony perfect for us. Her kind words and the way she spoke during the ceremony made our wedding so memorable. She is very intelligent, kind and easy going. She also has a sense of humor. My husband was able to converse with her before I arrived at the ceremony and he said she made him feel so comfortable and he throughly enjoyed talking to her. She put him at ease and myself when I arrived. I would definetly recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Barella
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew after a brief conference call that we would be foolish not to hire Ms. Motley to officiate our wedding. We were very impressed with her experience and perspectives on the importance of intimacy, family values and maintaining individualism in marriage. She was very professional and assisted us in selecting the perfect script for our ceremony. Our guests could not stop talking about how moving the words were! Choosing her to officiate our wedding was one of the best decisions we made in planning the ceremony.
My husband and I knew after a brief conference call that we would be foolish not to hire Ms. Motley to officiate our Read more...
My husband and I knew after a brief conference call that we would be foolish not to hire Ms. Motley to officiate our wedding. We were very impressed with her experience and perspectives on the importance of intimacy, family values and maintaining individualism in marriage. She was very professional and assisted us in selecting the perfect script for our ceremony. Our guests could not stop talking about how moving the words were! Choosing her to officiate our wedding was one of the best decisions we made in planning the ceremony. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we chose Leora to be with us on our wedding day! From our first meeting through the wedding day, Leora made the process fun and enjoyable for us. She offered great material to help us craft a memorable ceremony. She was also very helpful as we incorporated a tradition from my husband's background into our ceremony. Leora put us both at ease, and everyone had wonderful words to say about her. We would definitely recommend Leora to anyone looking for the perfect wedding officiant. We couldn't have been more pleased and we plan to stay in touch with Leora.
We are so glad we chose Leora to be with us on our wedding day! From our first meeting through the wedding day, Leora made Read more...
We are so glad we chose Leora to be with us on our wedding day! From our first meeting through the wedding day, Leora made the process fun and enjoyable for us. She offered great material to help us craft a memorable ceremony. She was also very helpful as we incorporated a tradition from my husband's background into our ceremony. Leora put us both at ease, and everyone had wonderful words to say about her. We would definitely recommend Leora to anyone looking for the perfect wedding officiant. We couldn't have been more pleased and we plan to stay in touch with Leora. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely wonderful! Through doing our premarital counseling lessons with Leora, we were fortunate enough to get to know her on a personal level, which made it that much more special that she married us. She was flexible and gave us great ideas as we created our wedding script. Leora tailored our script so that it was unique to our wedding and to our personalities. Even though the wedding is behind us, we have found a great friend in Leora and plan to keep in touch for many years to come. -Aaron & Maria
Leora was absolutely wonderful! Through doing our premarital counseling lessons with Leora, we were fortunate enough to Read more...
Leora was absolutely wonderful! Through doing our premarital counseling lessons with Leora, we were fortunate enough to get to know her on a personal level, which made it that much more special that she married us. She was flexible and gave us great ideas as we created our wedding script. Leora tailored our script so that it was unique to our wedding and to our personalities. Even though the wedding is behind us, we have found a great friend in Leora and plan to keep in touch for many years to come. -Aaron & Maria Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora was perfect for us! She personalized our ceremony and got to know us. We never felt like we were 'just another wedding.' We have gotten so many comments that our wedding ceremony was "so...us" and that is all due to Leora. Our guests laughed and cried and all felt like they were not only part of our wedding but part of our story. Highly recommended!! Thanks, Leora :)
Leora was perfect for us! She personalized our ceremony and got to know us. We never felt like we were 'just another Read more...
Leora was perfect for us! She personalized our ceremony and got to know us. We never felt like we were 'just another wedding.' We have gotten so many comments that our wedding ceremony was "so...us" and that is all due to Leora. Our guests laughed and cried and all felt like they were not only part of our wedding but part of our story. Highly recommended!! Thanks, Leora :) Read less
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lauragreen
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora was amazing! We met with her once before the rehearsal and wedding to talk with her about what we wanted and to get some ideas from her. She was very nice and personable and really cared about getting to know us and get some insight into our relationship. She was very helpful in selecting what we wanted in our ceremony and offered many good ideas. Our guests even commented on how great she was! I would recommend With This Ring I Thee Wedd to anyone!
Leora was amazing! We met with her once before the rehearsal and wedding to talk with her about what we wanted and to get Read more...
Leora was amazing! We met with her once before the rehearsal and wedding to talk with her about what we wanted and to get some ideas from her. She was very nice and personable and really cared about getting to know us and get some insight into our relationship. She was very helpful in selecting what we wanted in our ceremony and offered many good ideas. Our guests even commented on how great she was! I would recommend With This Ring I Thee Wedd to anyone! Read less
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twheeler1
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We received the best officiant service that we could ever hope for! This officiant provided us with excellent communication, provided us with great suggestions and tools for pre-marriage education and counseling, gave us ideas for our vows and wedding script, provided a wonderful ceremony, and was extremely flexible with just about everything. If you are planning a wedding in the Washington DC area, I would definitely suggest using 'With This Ring I Thee Wedd' for your ceremony.
We received the best officiant service that we could ever hope for! This officiant provided us with excellent Read more...
We received the best officiant service that we could ever hope for! This officiant provided us with excellent communication, provided us with great suggestions and tools for pre-marriage education and counseling, gave us ideas for our vows and wedding script, provided a wonderful ceremony, and was extremely flexible with just about everything. If you are planning a wedding in the Washington DC area, I would definitely suggest using 'With This Ring I Thee Wedd' for your ceremony. Read less
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Gloria
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora was wonderful to work with. Everyone at the wedding commented on how terrific she was and what an incredible job she did. I would recommend her to anyone.

We are so glad that we chose her and got to work with her.
Gloria and Paul, June 2009
Leora was wonderful to work with. Everyone at the wedding commented on how terrific she was and what an incredible job she Read more...
Leora was wonderful to work with. Everyone at the wedding commented on how terrific she was and what an incredible job she did. I would recommend her to anyone.

We are so glad that we chose her and got to work with her.
Gloria and Paul, June 2009 Read less
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naibenrob
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding was exactly how I had imagined. With this Ring I Thee Wedd provided first class service and my husband and myself cannot rave enough about the honesty, openness, and the ability to share both our concerns and aspirations to Leora. Her ability to listen and provide honest and positive feedback was outstanding. Using her service made our wedding special and assisted us making the decision of commitment to each other, one that we have no regrets about.
My wedding was exactly how I had imagined. With this Ring I Thee Wedd provided first class service and my husband and Read more...
My wedding was exactly how I had imagined. With this Ring I Thee Wedd provided first class service and my husband and myself cannot rave enough about the honesty, openness, and the ability to share both our concerns and aspirations to Leora. Her ability to listen and provide honest and positive feedback was outstanding. Using her service made our wedding special and assisted us making the decision of commitment to each other, one that we have no regrets about. Read less
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KBisme0609
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I briefly scanned the reviews and I can absolutely see why Ms. Motley has all 5's!! She was the first officiant my husband and I met with and it was just the greatest blessing. She was just so warm and inviting. It felt like we had known her for years. We ended up conversing with her for about 2 hours and we knew - she was the one! She really took the time to do things the way we wanted them done, but she was also very honest about what she thought would be nice - based on her experience - and without making you feel as though she was overbearing. Ms. Motley is simply a wonderful person to know and I would reccommend her services to anyone being married!!!
I briefly scanned the reviews and I can absolutely see why Ms. Motley has all 5's!! She was the first officiant my husband Read more...
I briefly scanned the reviews and I can absolutely see why Ms. Motley has all 5's!! She was the first officiant my husband and I met with and it was just the greatest blessing. She was just so warm and inviting. It felt like we had known her for years. We ended up conversing with her for about 2 hours and we knew - she was the one! She really took the time to do things the way we wanted them done, but she was also very honest about what she thought would be nice - based on her experience - and without making you feel as though she was overbearing. Ms. Motley is simply a wonderful person to know and I would reccommend her services to anyone being married!!! Read less
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mattanddeborah
Wedding:
3/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Leora did a great job officiating our wedding and there was never a moment my bride and I felt uncomfortable. She had some very nice readings available to use but was flexible enough that we could include our own material instead. My wife and I are very happy that we found Leora and would recommend her to anyone in the DC Metro area.
Leora did a great job officiating our wedding and there was never a moment my bride and I felt uncomfortable. She had some Read more...
Leora did a great job officiating our wedding and there was never a moment my bride and I felt uncomfortable. She had some very nice readings available to use but was flexible enough that we could include our own material instead. My wife and I are very happy that we found Leora and would recommend her to anyone in the DC Metro area. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/23/2008
5.0/5.0
She was extremely flexible and helpful.
She was extremely flexible and helpful.
She was extremely flexible and helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I would recommend Leora in a heartbeat to any and everyone in the DMV area. Leora was a wonderful officiant and counselor leading up to our wedding. She has a quiet sense of strength and faith, and is a genuinely thoughtful and caring person who is a pleasure to work with in every way.

You can also rest assured that she will not 'go rogue' and preach some message that you had not previously agreed to--she is trustworthy and walks you through the planning of the ceremony and vows and lets you design your ideal wording. She was very flexible and non judgemental about what my groom and I wanted to be said, and what we wanted to say to each other on this most important of days. We received many compliments on Leora's officiating from our family and friends following the wedding.
I would recommend Leora in a heartbeat to any and everyone in the DMV area. Leora was a wonderful officiant and counselor Read more...
I would recommend Leora in a heartbeat to any and everyone in the DMV area. Leora was a wonderful officiant and counselor leading up to our wedding. She has a quiet sense of strength and faith, and is a genuinely thoughtful and caring person who is a pleasure to work with in every way.

You can also rest assured that she will not 'go rogue' and preach some message that you had not previously agreed to--she is trustworthy and walks you through the planning of the ceremony and vows and lets you design your ideal wording. She was very flexible and non judgemental about what my groom and I wanted to be said, and what we wanted to say to each other on this most important of days. We received many compliments on Leora's officiating from our family and friends following the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.9/5.0
Leora was amazing! She added an extra special touch to our wedding ceremony by adding personal touches and finding unique ways to bring out our personalities during the ceremony. In working with her, I realized quickly that she has a lot of experience to bring to the table.

Throughout the planning process, Leora would send emails not only about ceremony related scripts and details, but also just to say hello or happy holidays! She really is a special person.
Leora was amazing! She added an extra special touch to our wedding ceremony by adding personal touches and finding unique Read more...
Leora was amazing! She added an extra special touch to our wedding ceremony by adding personal touches and finding unique ways to bring out our personalities during the ceremony. In working with her, I realized quickly that she has a lot of experience to bring to the table.

Throughout the planning process, Leora would send emails not only about ceremony related scripts and details, but also just to say hello or happy holidays! She really is a special person. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.9/5.0
Leora is amazing! My husband and I first met Leora after she officiated our friends wedding the year before ours. We weren't even engaged but I remember thinking if/when we get married I want Leora! One of the first things I "planned" when beginning the wedding planning process was hiring Leora to officiate our wedding. We met with her to discuss ourselves and what we wanted for our wedding. Several months later she sent us ideas for the wedding script and she nailed the exact feeling we wanted for our ceremony! I was very impressed!
I really appreciated Leora during our wedding rehearsal. She was organized and helped our ceremony come together. Not to mention she forced my husband to calm down! Our wedding ceremony was perfect and we received multiple compliments on Leora from our wedding guests. I am so glad we found her and so honored that she was a part of our special day!
Leora is amazing! My husband and I first met Leora after she officiated our friends wedding the year before ours. We Read more...
Leora is amazing! My husband and I first met Leora after she officiated our friends wedding the year before ours. We weren't even engaged but I remember thinking if/when we get married I want Leora! One of the first things I "planned" when beginning the wedding planning process was hiring Leora to officiate our wedding. We met with her to discuss ourselves and what we wanted for our wedding. Several months later she sent us ideas for the wedding script and she nailed the exact feeling we wanted for our ceremony! I was very impressed!
I really appreciated Leora during our wedding rehearsal. She was organized and helped our ceremony come together. Not to mention she forced my husband to calm down! Our wedding ceremony was perfect and we received multiple compliments on Leora from our wedding guests. I am so glad we found her and so honored that she was a part of our special day! Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Katie for your kind words! It was easy to help Mike relax, we talked sports and joked with the groomsmen. Your wedding day was beautiful and you were stunningly beautiful that day. The best to you and Mike always. Leora
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I met Leora and instantly liked her. We wanted to have a nonreligious ceremony that combined some aspects of our families’ ethnic heritages. She was very good at checking in with us throughout the year after we had chosen her, and she sent us several drafts about two months before the wedding, and suggested we could incorporate hand tying into the ceremony. My husband and I edited the drafts quite a bit as we were really particular about the ceremony. The only thing I can say that is not completely positive is that she didn’t seem to have the encyclopedic knowledge some officiants we had met with had of different wedding customs or readings, but we didn’t think that was such a big deal as we could look up readings easily ourselves.
On the actual wedding day, Leora came wearing our wedding colors and had printed out all the readings (and also the vows my husband and I had written for each other) so everyone who had to speak would be ready. She also added in some unscripted words after talking to members of our family, which was a really nice surprise and which I feel made the ceremony that much better. All in all, I highly recommend Leora as I feel she contributed to the intimate feeling of the ceremony, which is pretty impressive considering we only ever met her three times. She was so lovely, it just seemed like she’d known us and our families for a long time.
My husband and I met Leora and instantly liked her. We wanted to have a nonreligious ceremony that combined some aspects Read more...
My husband and I met Leora and instantly liked her. We wanted to have a nonreligious ceremony that combined some aspects of our families’ ethnic heritages. She was very good at checking in with us throughout the year after we had chosen her, and she sent us several drafts about two months before the wedding, and suggested we could incorporate hand tying into the ceremony. My husband and I edited the drafts quite a bit as we were really particular about the ceremony. The only thing I can say that is not completely positive is that she didn’t seem to have the encyclopedic knowledge some officiants we had met with had of different wedding customs or readings, but we didn’t think that was such a big deal as we could look up readings easily ourselves.
On the actual wedding day, Leora came wearing our wedding colors and had printed out all the readings (and also the vows my husband and I had written for each other) so everyone who had to speak would be ready. She also added in some unscripted words after talking to members of our family, which was a really nice surprise and which I feel made the ceremony that much better. All in all, I highly recommend Leora as I feel she contributed to the intimate feeling of the ceremony, which is pretty impressive considering we only ever met her three times. She was so lovely, it just seemed like she’d known us and our families for a long time. Read less
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Amanda Tisler
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I were married May 14th, 2011 at the Walters Art Museum. As a non-denominational couple with friends and families in all walks of life it was important for us to find a celebrant who mirrored our beliefs. When we found Leora we were thrilled. She was eloquent, creative, professional and a beautiful person inside and out. She was prompt with her contacts and told us exactly what we needed to have completed and when to have it completed by. She gave us advice on writing our own vows (which turned out wonderfully), and she made planning the ceremony easy and fun. While she wasn't able to meet with us and the family for the rehearsal at the museum the night before the wedding due to a prior engagement, she gave us every tool we needed to make sure it was in line with what should happen the day of. The ceremony was well-versed, thoughtful, creative and exactly what we wanted (which is the most important part right?!) A huge thank you to Leora Motley for making our dreams come true that day.
x - Amanda Tisler
My husband and I were married May 14th, 2011 at the Walters Art Museum. As a non-denominational couple with friends and Read more...
My husband and I were married May 14th, 2011 at the Walters Art Museum. As a non-denominational couple with friends and families in all walks of life it was important for us to find a celebrant who mirrored our beliefs. When we found Leora we were thrilled. She was eloquent, creative, professional and a beautiful person inside and out. She was prompt with her contacts and told us exactly what we needed to have completed and when to have it completed by. She gave us advice on writing our own vows (which turned out wonderfully), and she made planning the ceremony easy and fun. While she wasn't able to meet with us and the family for the rehearsal at the museum the night before the wedding due to a prior engagement, she gave us every tool we needed to make sure it was in line with what should happen the day of. The ceremony was well-versed, thoughtful, creative and exactly what we wanted (which is the most important part right?!) A huge thank you to Leora Motley for making our dreams come true that day.
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Desmond
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Leora, is exceptional. She is responsive. My fiancé, decided after meeting with Leora that she wanted to write vows. Then she changed her mind, two weeks before the ceremony. Leora did not have a problem with this. She took the time to get to know us as a couple. During the actual ceremony she found a way to weave what she knew about us as a couple into our ceremony.

She is the best of the best.
Leora, is exceptional. She is responsive. My fiancé, decided after meeting with Leora that she wanted to write vows. Then Read more...
Leora, is exceptional. She is responsive. My fiancé, decided after meeting with Leora that she wanted to write vows. Then she changed her mind, two weeks before the ceremony. Leora did not have a problem with this. She took the time to get to know us as a couple. During the actual ceremony she found a way to weave what she knew about us as a couple into our ceremony.

She is the best of the best. Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.8/5.0
Finding the right officiant for my wedding was probably the most difficult part of the planning process as I believe it is one of the most personal and important choices you will make for your wedding. My wedding was even more difficult from this perspective because my husband and I wanted to demonstrate our respect for each other's respective religious backgrounds in our wedding and so had two different ceremonies - a Hindu ceremony followed by a Christian ceremony. It was important in our Christian ceremony to strike the right balance between tradition and openness. It was such a blessing to find Leora, who took the time to understand our relationship and was willing to take part in our multicultural celebration. It meant a lot to me and family that we could work with Leora to mold our perfect ceremony...which I think really made our day special and memorable not only to us, but to our guests as well. I would definitely recommend Leora as a wedding officiant.
Finding the right officiant for my wedding was probably the most difficult part of the planning process as I believe it is Read more...
Finding the right officiant for my wedding was probably the most difficult part of the planning process as I believe it is one of the most personal and important choices you will make for your wedding. My wedding was even more difficult from this perspective because my husband and I wanted to demonstrate our respect for each other's respective religious backgrounds in our wedding and so had two different ceremonies - a Hindu ceremony followed by a Christian ceremony. It was important in our Christian ceremony to strike the right balance between tradition and openness. It was such a blessing to find Leora, who took the time to understand our relationship and was willing to take part in our multicultural celebration. It meant a lot to me and family that we could work with Leora to mold our perfect ceremony...which I think really made our day special and memorable not only to us, but to our guests as well. I would definitely recommend Leora as a wedding officiant. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.8/5.0
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with! She really worked with us to prepare a blended Hindu/Christian ceremony that met our needs and was unique to us. I could not have imagined a more perfect ceremony to demonstrate the blending of two cultures and families. Leora is a remarkable officiant and we are happy to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant who will listen to their needs to create a memorable ceremony.
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with! She really worked with us to prepare a blended Hindu/Christian ceremony that Read more...
Leora was an absolute pleasure to work with! She really worked with us to prepare a blended Hindu/Christian ceremony that met our needs and was unique to us. I could not have imagined a more perfect ceremony to demonstrate the blending of two cultures and families. Leora is a remarkable officiant and we are happy to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant who will listen to their needs to create a memorable ceremony. Read less
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annette
Wedding:
11/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Leora was great! We are an older couple and were pretty low-maintenance but she met our needs admirably and was very adept on her feet. She acknowledged and incorporated the real-life nerves and emotion of the day, and facilitated our event with grace and humanity. We were very pleased with our choice and highly reccommend!
Leora was great! We are an older couple and were pretty low-maintenance but she met our needs admirably and was very adept Read more...
Leora was great! We are an older couple and were pretty low-maintenance but she met our needs admirably and was very adept on her feet. She acknowledged and incorporated the real-life nerves and emotion of the day, and facilitated our event with grace and humanity. We were very pleased with our choice and highly reccommend! Read less
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naomi1360
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
I would highly recommend Leora for any couple in need of an officiant. She was extremely responsive whenever we had any questions or changes to the ceremony script. She has a very friendly and warm demeanor, and she had great suggestions for the readings and quotes used in our ceremony. She made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting to the wedding day.
I would highly recommend Leora for any couple in need of an officiant. She was extremely responsive whenever we had any Read more...
I would highly recommend Leora for any couple in need of an officiant. She was extremely responsive whenever we had any questions or changes to the ceremony script. She has a very friendly and warm demeanor, and she had great suggestions for the readings and quotes used in our ceremony. She made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting to the wedding day. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.8/5.0
Leora was a pleasure to work with and always willing to work with our schedules. We enjoyed our "Prepare and Enrich" sessions with Leora. We thought these sessions offered an excellent chance to talk about important issues that may come up during our marriage. We found ourselves immediately comfortable discussing important issues with Leora, and she was always professional and helpful. She was very helpful with helping us format our wedding ceremony and had a great delivery during the actual ceremony. Since some brides may be interested, Leora was professionally dressed during all our sessions with her and our wedding as well.
Leora was a pleasure to work with and always willing to work with our schedules. We enjoyed our "Prepare and Enrich" Read more...
Leora was a pleasure to work with and always willing to work with our schedules. We enjoyed our "Prepare and Enrich" sessions with Leora. We thought these sessions offered an excellent chance to talk about important issues that may come up during our marriage. We found ourselves immediately comfortable discussing important issues with Leora, and she was always professional and helpful. She was very helpful with helping us format our wedding ceremony and had a great delivery during the actual ceremony. Since some brides may be interested, Leora was professionally dressed during all our sessions with her and our wedding as well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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lesleymq
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.7/5.0
Leora helped us thoroughly with the language we wanted for our ceremony, and was very adaptable to our desire for a non-religious event. She met with us twice before the wedding on her own accord, and had suggestions for us, while being flexible to things we wanted adjusted. Her voice carried extremely well without a microphone at our outdoor ceremony, and we had several compliments on her officiating.
Leora helped us thoroughly with the language we wanted for our ceremony, and was very adaptable to our desire for a Read more...
Leora helped us thoroughly with the language we wanted for our ceremony, and was very adaptable to our desire for a non-religious event. She met with us twice before the wedding on her own accord, and had suggestions for us, while being flexible to things we wanted adjusted. Her voice carried extremely well without a microphone at our outdoor ceremony, and we had several compliments on her officiating. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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pagong
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.7/5.0
Leora served as co-officiant for our wedding. She conducted an initial interview with us, which provided good constructive criticism and pointers for the future. She made us feel very comfortable. Leora accommodated our ceremony requests, including the way we broke up the different responsibilities between the two officiants. During the ceremony, latecomers had gathered at the back of the sanctuary. She invited these guests to additional seating to the sides of the altar. She was very attentive. Overall, we were very pleased with Leora's services.
Leora served as co-officiant for our wedding. She conducted an initial interview with us, which provided good constructive Read more...
Leora served as co-officiant for our wedding. She conducted an initial interview with us, which provided good constructive criticism and pointers for the future. She made us feel very comfortable. Leora accommodated our ceremony requests, including the way we broke up the different responsibilities between the two officiants. During the ceremony, latecomers had gathered at the back of the sanctuary. She invited these guests to additional seating to the sides of the altar. She was very attentive. Overall, we were very pleased with Leora's services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Leora served as the officiant for our wedding. Before the wedding, she sent us several draft scripts with different elements for us to choose from. We didn't feel like any of the drafts were really "us," so we basically started from scratch. Although we didn't use a lot of her initial suggestions, she reviewed the drafts we sent her and gave us some helpful feedback. On the day of the wedding, she showed up promptly and helped everyone (bride, groom, bridal party, readers, parents) get situated. Two things that we weren't thrilled about: 1) at one point during the ceremony, she mispronounced the groom's name; and 2) although our final draft had us saying our vows directly to each other, she had us repeat the vows after her during the ceremony...while it was fine, it was not what we had originally planned or wanted. Overall, our guests liked the ceremony.
Leora served as the officiant for our wedding. Before the wedding, she sent us several draft scripts with different Read more...
Leora served as the officiant for our wedding. Before the wedding, she sent us several draft scripts with different elements for us to choose from. We didn't feel like any of the drafts were really "us," so we basically started from scratch. Although we didn't use a lot of her initial suggestions, she reviewed the drafts we sent her and gave us some helpful feedback. On the day of the wedding, she showed up promptly and helped everyone (bride, groom, bridal party, readers, parents) get situated. Two things that we weren't thrilled about: 1) at one point during the ceremony, she mispronounced the groom's name; and 2) although our final draft had us saying our vows directly to each other, she had us repeat the vows after her during the ceremony...while it was fine, it was not what we had originally planned or wanted. Overall, our guests liked the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry that you didn't share with me that the drafts I sent didn't resonate with you. I would have asked you for more info regarding what you had in mind. And I'm clueless as to who you are, so I don't know what to say about the mispronunciation...it wasn't intentional. With a name like "Leora," I'm very sensitive to making sure I pronounce names correctly. And I didn't know you wanted to say your vows directly to one another without repeating after me, your preference wasn't communicated. In the future, I will ensure that couples understand the choice is theirs.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
Helpful. And guests enjoyed this wedding ceremony as we added a lot of our own special touches-redbud sapling tree, wine/letter box.
Helpful. And guests enjoyed this wedding ceremony as we added a lot of our own special touches-redbud sapling tree, Read more...
Helpful. And guests enjoyed this wedding ceremony as we added a lot of our own special touches-redbud sapling tree, wine/letter box. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
Leora is definitely the professional and a pleasure to work with. She gives very detailed feedback that is very helpful in decision-making and gaining insight.
Leora is definitely the professional and a pleasure to work with. She gives very detailed feedback that is very helpful in Read more...
Leora is definitely the professional and a pleasure to work with. She gives very detailed feedback that is very helpful in decision-making and gaining insight. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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