Joanne is a superwoman. We love her so much she married us twice!! My Sailor and I found her to marry us in Chicago, immediately following his boot camp graduation, and working with her then to construct our ceremony was a breeze. She knew what we wanted and crafted a ceremony that had every single person in tears, and smiles. We asked her to come officiate our large traditional wedding in Charleston 7 months later, and she did an equally amazing job then as well. She has become family to us, and we love her dearly. You will not be disappointed with Joanne if you hire her, and she works very hard to give you the ceremony of your dreams by guiding you and giving great suggestions. Thank you Joanne, we love you!!! E&J
Joanne did our ceremony and it was beautiful! She did a great job communicating with us before the wedding to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. She included all of the elements that we wanted. Her attention to detail was amazing. She even provided extras including a packet of information about changing my name and a keepsake binder of the ceremony, including pictures of the venue and it was all in our wedding colors. She made things a lot easier on me. The ceremony was perfect!
Highly recommend! The ceremony was beautiful and totally us! I was planning from long distance, and just by talking on the phone I felt like we connected and she totally understood what I was going for and it could really show in the final product!
Josh and I where planning to elope to Chicago's Wrigley Field. We live three hours away and we didn't know of anyone in the area that could or would marry us. I came to WeddingWire hoping to find someone that would enjoy our wedding experience as much as we would and that is when I found Joanne. I had a lot of replies but she was the one that was the most persistant as if she really wanted to work with us. We met about a month before the wedding at a not so quiet restuarant and she got to meet our children. She seemed so enthusiastic (just as much as us). Josh and I knew that we had made the right decision in choosing her. She opened her home to us to help us get ready and anything I needed throughout this experience she was there with lots of ideas and help. I never would have expected anything like what she did for us. She was very professional but at the same time she was just like us. We wanted a fun, loving experience at our wedding and she gave 100% of herself to helping us get the wedding that we both wanted. If any of you are skeptical about hiring a unknown officiant contact Joanne she will make you feel at ease with your planning and also feel free to contact myself or Josh about any questions we would love to help you as much as she has given us the wedding that we both where dreaming about.
Joanne Gaddy is an outstanding professional in her field. She will work with you to make your event not only memorable, but personalized to your satisfaction.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. I will work with you, taking the time necessary to create a ceremony meaningful to you, incorporating thoughts, philosophies, and rituals that are rich in symbols to mark the beginning of your new life together. The ceremony may be short and simple, or it may be as elaborate as you choose; I can present you with many different options. You are welcome to involve me as much as you wish in the detailed planning of your wedding - or I can just show up, you can say “I do” and you will be official! My goal is to help you design your wedding ceremony, ease your planning stress, keep you smiling…and, at the appropriate moment, pronounce you husband and wife!