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Your Dream Ceremony by Mark

Scottsdale , AZ
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Scottsdale, AZ 85259 US (map)

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480-862-3601

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your Wedding!
This is YOUR day, the day you will say "I do".
It has to be perfect.
I understand!

Your wedding is one of the most treasured... Read more
Congratulations on your Wedding!
This is YOUR day, the day you will say "I do".
It has to be perfect.
I understand!

Your wedding is one of the most treasured experiences of your life. I would love to sit down with you, hear your stories, wedding dreams, and together design your dream ceremony.

About Me:

First and foremost, I'm a family man committed to my bride for 10+ years and have two wonderful children. I love my family and very much understand the commitment you are about to make.

I'm Reverend Mark Culbertson, an independent, non-denominational wedding officiant. You may call me Mark ...its more my preference, but please do what is comfortable for you.

Although I am fairly new to wedding wire, I am one of the oldest (but youngest in age) wedding officiants in the Valley! I was ordained in 1998 and performed my first wedding that same year! Since then I have joyfully made hundreds of couples dreams come true of a stress-free, personal and perfect wedding ceremony. Whether your ceremony is in a church, your backyard, on the top of a mountain in Sedona, on a hot air balloon or at a leading Resort, or even on a jet ski.... whatever your dream is, I have the experience!

I love humor and will provide the perfect combination of laughter and seriousness to your day. I promise to leave you laughing and crying (happy tears of course) at the same time!

For more information please visit my website at www.yourdreamceremony.com. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AZ, CA

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Alice
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Mark performed the perfect ceremony for my husband and I- our friends and family were laughing, crying, and eagerly listening to everything Mark said. His explaining of the significance of rings was the best I had ever heard. He works collaboratively with the couples so we had a lot of say in what was read and included in our ceremony which was awesome. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.
Mark performed the perfect ceremony for my husband and I- our friends and family were laughing, crying, and eagerly Read more...
Mark performed the perfect ceremony for my husband and I- our friends and family were laughing, crying, and eagerly listening to everything Mark said. His explaining of the significance of rings was the best I had ever heard. He works collaboratively with the couples so we had a lot of say in what was read and included in our ceremony which was awesome. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation. Read less
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Kier
Wedding:
4/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Mark was great! He made it very easy for us and made us very comfortable with the ceremony topic. He had great ideas that were outside the typical boring traditional stuff which we DIDN'T want!

Only small suggestion was being a windy outside wedding, he could have spoke a touch louder for the guests to hear better but most did so wasn't a huge deal.

Overall he made the potentially nervous moments, very easy! Thanks Mark!
Mark was great! He made it very easy for us and made us very comfortable with the ceremony topic. He had great ideas that Read more...
Mark was great! He made it very easy for us and made us very comfortable with the ceremony topic. He had great ideas that were outside the typical boring traditional stuff which we DIDN'T want!

Only small suggestion was being a windy outside wedding, he could have spoke a touch louder for the guests to hear better but most did so wasn't a huge deal.

Overall he made the potentially nervous moments, very easy! Thanks Mark! Read less
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GreekGirl
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Mark was recommended to us by a friend to officiate our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have been happier that we went with him! He made the ceremony personal by sharing our story and why we love each other. We didn't need a lot of "fluff" in the ceremony but it was important that it seemed personal and incorporated our faith. Mark was able to do both. Many people after, including my parents, said that they loved hearing our story (even a few funny portions) and reasons why we love each other. They felt it was sweet and included them into how we really feel for each other. Also, after our ceremony I found out one of our friends also used Mark for the wedding a few years ago. They also loved him and it brought them memories of when they said "I Do". She said it made her cry because the vows were so sweet but reminded her of them. Thanks, Mark!
Mark was recommended to us by a friend to officiate our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have been happier that we went Read more...
Mark was recommended to us by a friend to officiate our wedding ceremony and we couldn't have been happier that we went with him! He made the ceremony personal by sharing our story and why we love each other. We didn't need a lot of "fluff" in the ceremony but it was important that it seemed personal and incorporated our faith. Mark was able to do both. Many people after, including my parents, said that they loved hearing our story (even a few funny portions) and reasons why we love each other. They felt it was sweet and included them into how we really feel for each other. Also, after our ceremony I found out one of our friends also used Mark for the wedding a few years ago. They also loved him and it brought them memories of when they said "I Do". She said it made her cry because the vows were so sweet but reminded her of them. Thanks, Mark! Read less
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Brenna
Wedding:
2/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Three words sum up how me and my husband feel about Mark, we love him! When we were looking for officiants, it was really important for us to find someone that offered premarital counseling. Not only does Mark offer it, but he's great at it! We were impressed with him during our first meeting and booked him right away. Premarital counseling took place over 6 sessions and that's where all 3 of us really got to know each other. Those conversations during counseling obviously really helped tell a story during our ceremony. We had many people come up to us, as well as our parents raving about Mark. It made the start of our marriage extra special having such a personal ceremony to think back on.
Three words sum up how me and my husband feel about Mark, we love him! When we were looking for officiants, it was really Read more...
Three words sum up how me and my husband feel about Mark, we love him! When we were looking for officiants, it was really important for us to find someone that offered premarital counseling. Not only does Mark offer it, but he's great at it! We were impressed with him during our first meeting and booked him right away. Premarital counseling took place over 6 sessions and that's where all 3 of us really got to know each other. Those conversations during counseling obviously really helped tell a story during our ceremony. We had many people come up to us, as well as our parents raving about Mark. It made the start of our marriage extra special having such a personal ceremony to think back on. Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Mark was hands down phenomenal! He was very professional, cool and patient. The in-person consultation was helpful for him to get to know us and vs versa and customize our ceremony with our wants and needs. He was calm and genuine during the ceremony and patient during the rehearsal (especially with kids). Mark was very kind and willing and open to do what we wished during the ceremony (we added stepchildren vows) and omitted those we did not (wine ceremony). He performs a special "I Love you because..." bit during the ceremony and the guests loved it and still remember it. Mark was truly an honor to have and really made our ceremony special, custom and enjoyable. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Mark was hands down phenomenal! He was very professional, cool and patient. The in-person consultation was helpful for him Read more...
Mark was hands down phenomenal! He was very professional, cool and patient. The in-person consultation was helpful for him to get to know us and vs versa and customize our ceremony with our wants and needs. He was calm and genuine during the ceremony and patient during the rehearsal (especially with kids). Mark was very kind and willing and open to do what we wished during the ceremony (we added stepchildren vows) and omitted those we did not (wine ceremony). He performs a special "I Love you because..." bit during the ceremony and the guests loved it and still remember it. Mark was truly an honor to have and really made our ceremony special, custom and enjoyable. I would recommend his services to anyone. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
2/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Mark was the officiant at our wedding on Feb. 14, 2016. We met with 5 other officiants before making a decision. We decided on Mark because he was very genuine and likable. He was very clear with the options we had and gave us plenty of time. When we had questions, he got back to us right away. Everything he said he would do....he did and it was great!

On the day of the wedding, he showed up on time, met with both of us (separately) and prepared us for what was to come. He was super calm and did a wonderful job.

It was EXTREMELY satisfying to hear from all of our guest how great he was. It was a great start to a great night and I would be very happy to recommend Mark for any wedding.
Mark was the officiant at our wedding on Feb. 14, 2016. We met with 5 other officiants before making a decision. We Read more...
Mark was the officiant at our wedding on Feb. 14, 2016. We met with 5 other officiants before making a decision. We decided on Mark because he was very genuine and likable. He was very clear with the options we had and gave us plenty of time. When we had questions, he got back to us right away. Everything he said he would do....he did and it was great!

On the day of the wedding, he showed up on time, met with both of us (separately) and prepared us for what was to come. He was super calm and did a wonderful job.

It was EXTREMELY satisfying to hear from all of our guest how great he was. It was a great start to a great night and I would be very happy to recommend Mark for any wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mark was the best. He worked with us to have the perfect ceremony that everyone who attended loved. He brought our story about how we met to life, the “I love you becauses” were so fun for the both of us and they were a real crowd pleaser. He worked with us before the big day and gave us options of what our ceremony could include and allowed us to pick exactly what we wanted without feeling pressured to do something else.

Thank you Mark for helping to make our day perfect, I could not have asked for a better ceremony.
Mark was the best. He worked with us to have the perfect ceremony that everyone who attended loved. He brought our story Read more...
Mark was the best. He worked with us to have the perfect ceremony that everyone who attended loved. He brought our story about how we met to life, the “I love you becauses” were so fun for the both of us and they were a real crowd pleaser. He worked with us before the big day and gave us options of what our ceremony could include and allowed us to pick exactly what we wanted without feeling pressured to do something else.

Thank you Mark for helping to make our day perfect, I could not have asked for a better ceremony. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark was beyond helpful the entire time leading up to the wedding. We knew right when we met him that he had to be our officiant. His sense of humor and flexibility for what we wanted was amazing, and he was extremely professional the entire meeting. Our actual ceremony turned out beautifully, and many people told us it was the best ceremony they've ever been to!! The "I love you because..." made our ceremony even more special, and our family talked about it for weeks after the wedding. He is truly the best!!
Jessica & Cole Hutchens
Mark was beyond helpful the entire time leading up to the wedding. We knew right when we met him that he had to be our Read more...
Mark was beyond helpful the entire time leading up to the wedding. We knew right when we met him that he had to be our officiant. His sense of humor and flexibility for what we wanted was amazing, and he was extremely professional the entire meeting. Our actual ceremony turned out beautifully, and many people told us it was the best ceremony they've ever been to!! The "I love you because..." made our ceremony even more special, and our family talked about it for weeks after the wedding. He is truly the best!!
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Mark online and after reading his glowing reviews, met with him for coffee. After that, we didn’t need to meet with anyone else! He is so quick to respond and, as a bride, reliable communication is so important. He is kind, professional, and reliable. I also loved the fact that he is a principal because my (now) husband is a teacher!

Mark helped us customize our ceremony while still providing his advice and insight. I liked that he provided multiple options to include in the ceremony, but was also open to requests that we had. I appreciated the fact that he showed up early on the wedding day and took time to meet with both the groom and me ahead of time to give us a run-down of how things would go. Our ceremony was so, so special. The 'I Love You Because' is his signature feature and it made our ceremony unique and personal. Everyone complimented our ceremony, which made people laugh and cry. I am still getting compliments to this day. Honestly, I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you, Mark, for being such an important part of our special day!
We found Mark online and after reading his glowing reviews, met with him for coffee. After that, we didn’t need to meet Read more...
We found Mark online and after reading his glowing reviews, met with him for coffee. After that, we didn’t need to meet with anyone else! He is so quick to respond and, as a bride, reliable communication is so important. He is kind, professional, and reliable. I also loved the fact that he is a principal because my (now) husband is a teacher!

Mark helped us customize our ceremony while still providing his advice and insight. I liked that he provided multiple options to include in the ceremony, but was also open to requests that we had. I appreciated the fact that he showed up early on the wedding day and took time to meet with both the groom and me ahead of time to give us a run-down of how things would go. Our ceremony was so, so special. The 'I Love You Because' is his signature feature and it made our ceremony unique and personal. Everyone complimented our ceremony, which made people laugh and cry. I am still getting compliments to this day. Honestly, I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you, Mark, for being such an important part of our special day! Read less
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SarahMS2
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark was the perfect officiant for our wedding! He was fantastic from the first communication. He was prompt, responsive, professional, easy to work with and an overall nice guy. He let us be specific about the small details we wanted to include and was fantastic at giving great suggestions for the areas we were unsure about. He did not push anything and let us create what we wanted, while using his experience to help create the perfect ceremony. He used our story and created the perfect blend of seriousness and laughter in our ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant. So many of our friends and family members came up to us at the reception to let us know how much they enjoyed the ceremony. They told us that Mark was "fantastic" and that they both laugh and cried and loved his message about marriage. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark as an officiant for a great wedding! We are so grateful to have had you as part of our special day Mark, thank you!!
Mark was the perfect officiant for our wedding! He was fantastic from the first communication. He was prompt, responsive, Read more...
Mark was the perfect officiant for our wedding! He was fantastic from the first communication. He was prompt, responsive, professional, easy to work with and an overall nice guy. He let us be specific about the small details we wanted to include and was fantastic at giving great suggestions for the areas we were unsure about. He did not push anything and let us create what we wanted, while using his experience to help create the perfect ceremony. He used our story and created the perfect blend of seriousness and laughter in our ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant. So many of our friends and family members came up to us at the reception to let us know how much they enjoyed the ceremony. They told us that Mark was "fantastic" and that they both laugh and cried and loved his message about marriage. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark as an officiant for a great wedding! We are so grateful to have had you as part of our special day Mark, thank you!! Read less
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