Rev. Carolyn Alexander
Carolyn was fantastic!!! We weren't entirely sure how we wanted our ceremony to unfold, but knew we had to include what was most important to us, family, friendship and our love for each other. We met with her near Burbank one weekend to share our story and provide her with a sense of who we were. Come our wedding day, she NAILED it and really showed she was such a great listener as she delivered a very personal and beautiful ceremony!
We received so many wonderful compliments and the touching message she conveyed! It was such a pleasure working with her and we can thank her enough for making our day so unforgettable.
Such a wonderful sweet lady :) beautiful ceremony and I loved the certificate!!
Rev. Carolyn Alexander was an absolute JOY to work with! She was recommend to use by our wedding venue staff at La Venta Inn. I spoke to a number of different officiants in Southern California for my destination wedding in Palos Verdes during the 12 months that I planned our wedding. After speaking with Carolyn and her husband, my husband and I knew that she was the right officiant for us. It sounds strange, but the tone of her voice when speaking with her over the phone was what reassured our decision. Her voice was filled with warmth, care, and love. Those were the attributes that we wanted our ceremony to be filled with...so it was perfectly fitting to have Carolyn officiate our wedding. We did not meet her until the day of our wedding. She was exactly as she sounded over the phone- Warm, Caring, and filled with Love. Carolyn arrived early to get all of the official paperwork completed prior to the ceremony. All of our guests loved her! Throughout the ceremony there was laughter, there were tears, and there was a tremendous amount of love and happiness that filled the air. Carolyn was very open to allowing us to add our own touches to the ceremony including reading our own vows that we had written to each other. The ceremony was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined thanks to Rev. Carolyn.
Thank you, Carolyn, for making our wedding day so special and beautiful!
Rev. Carolyn was referred to us by a good friend, whom had her wedding at Disney in 2011.
It was a last minute decision for us to have a ceremony in Los Angeles, since both my wife and I was on a short trip from China. Not familiar with the whole process of getting married in the States, Carolyn came to the rescue with step by step instructions that guided us through it all and brought my wife and I together at our big day!
I was worried that my wife being a foreigner, can't catch up with the vows at first, but Carolyn spoke so calmly and eloquent that my wife followed her through the entire part like we rehearsed it a thousand times.
Carolyn also helped us to prepared an elegant wedding certificate with "angels" and gorgeous professional calligraphy well in advance for my witnesses to sign and for us to cherish forever~
I'm glad we had Carolyn as our officiant and now our friend.
We love you Carolyn!
Rev. Carolyn and her husband Pastor Norman are both so sweet and genuinely caring. They both came to meet us for our first meeting and said we could choose either one of them. We ending up having Rev. Carolyn officiate our marriage. She was very quick to respond to all emails and questions. She was very experienced at officiating weddings and had so many different ceremony versions to choose from to match any couple's wishes. Rev. Carolyn did a great job officiating our May 2012 wedding at Disneyland Hotel. We are so glad we chose her!
She was just what I wanted for my wedding. She was able to make the ceremony fit my needs, and was able to calm my paniced phone calls and get everything situated. She was able to give us lots of information about the types of ceremonies, as well as handy fact sheets on the paperwork part of it so I would not have to figure any of that out day of. I was able to relax day of mostly due to her calming presence and forethought to give me as much information as possible.
Rev Carolyn was amazing at our wedding! Everything ran smoothly and she was easy to work with. When we met her, she showed us two different styles for the wedding ceremony and let us copy and paste between them. She offered ideas on how to personalize the ceremony and we ended up doing a rose exchange as well as writing our own vows. We got compliments on how beautiful her voice sounded during the ceremony! She was so sincere and excited during the ceremony. She was very professional but warm throughout it. Her fee was $275, which is less than others.
Rev. Carolyn was provided to us by Disney. She was a joy to work with! Being from out of state, she made everything simple and ogranized for us. We were able to customize our ceremony by samples that she provided. She also provided instructions on exactly how to and where to obtain our license and how to get a copy. She is also a notary and dropped off the paperwork for us! Another plus since we were from out of state. She was early and took the time to go over the process and made sure that everything was filled out correctly. Rev. Carolyn had our ceremony memorized!! I was so impressed with her. She was an added bonus to our Magical day! We are very blessed that Disney provided us with an amazing lady! Hopefully I can talk the hubby into renewing our vows at Disney and we will defintely have Rev. Carolyn officate.
Reverend Carolyn Alexander was everything we were looking for in an officiant. Neither my fiance and I are very religious, but we still wanted a ceremony that was spiritual. We wanted a ceremony that felt like a real ceremony not just short "I do's" like so many non-religious ceremonies are these days. And Reverend Carolyn was able to customize something for us that fit our needs. She also added her own flair to it so our ceremony didn't feel like it was just "cut and pasted" together. She was eloquent, well-spoken, and funny. We shopped around and meet with a lot of officiants before we found Rev. Carolyn. And the thing that sold her on us was that she didn't just get ordained online, like many officiants out there do. She's fantastic and will work with you in making the perfect ceremony to fit your needs.
Rev. Carolyn made our ceremony special and meaningful, while still managing to keep it light and fun. She married my aunt and uncle 10 years ago, and I just knew we had to use her. We also lucked out because she was on our venue's preferred vendor list! She was flexible with our ceremony vows, and let us customize the ceremony exactly how we wanted. She was always there when we had questions along the way, and always responded quickly to our emails and calls.
I was so nervous about being in front of all of our friends and family, worried I would mess up my lines. But she made us feel so calm and relaxed throughout the ceremony...it was such a memorable and wonderful experience for me and my husband. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, personable officiant who will help make their ceremony the absolute best it can be. ~Thanks Carolyn~
Carolyn was an excellent officiant for our very special day. When we first met with her she gave us a warm comfortable feeling that put us at ease. She was quite personable and walk us thru the entire process and explained every aspect in full detail. The ceremony was flawlessly done and she made us and the guest feel that she wasn't just reading a script. Her personal touches and comforting demeanor made the ceremony very memorable and it did not become just a foot note for our day. Our very special thanks to a very special woman that made our very special day even more wonderful.
We had heard about Rev. Carolyn from past Disneyland couples and noted that she was on Disneyland’s preferred vendor list. We took a look at her website and felt that she could be the right person to marry us based on how she seemed to focus her attention on what she could do for the couple and not just on trying to sell her services. She was so sweet over e-mail and on the phone, that it was quite refreshing to know that she was exactly like that in person.
We met with her in person and she made us feel at ease and chatted us up for nearly 2 hours. She had just finished officiating a ceremony before our meeting and it was really cool how everyone in the DFTW dept. knew her and gave her the thumbs up. Even the Bride, Groom, Father of the Bride, MOH and Best Man from that wedding stopped by at different times during our meeting to give us the thumbs up on her and to put in a good word. Rev. Carolyn introduced us to more of the staff and told them we were getting married there next year. Not once did it feel like a sales pitch and it seriously felt like we had known her our whole lives. She went over the license stuff and showed us her ceremonies. We went over them and noted that she had several to choose from and was willing to let us incorporate our own wording and customs. Rev. Carolyn was really delightful and had a great sense of humor so we knew we'd get a great ceremony out of her. We hit it off and felt comfortable with her. Once we learned that Disney is one of her favorite places to officiate and that she loves Disney, we pretty much knew she was the one for us. We felt her fee was very reasonable so we booked her right away and sent her our deposit. She was so organized and sent us e-mailed invoices to let us know what our balance was and to check up on us throughout the wedding planning. A few weeks before the wedding she even sent us a checklist to make sure we had everything we needed for the wedding and helped us look over the ceremony we wrote to make sure it sounded right and would be the appropriate length for the time allotted.
On the wedding day, she showed up early to meet with us and go through all the paperwork to make the ceremony legal. She took care of all the formalities and even collected the marriage license from us which she filed on our behalf a few days after the wedding. We thought that she did a beautiful job at the ceremony and that she managed to weave through all the untraditional ceremony cues that we threw at her with ease and grace. We were on heightened emotions due to the loss of a loved one days before our wedding and it was really comforting to have her there smiling at us and soothing us with her naturally calm and friendly demeanor. It really helped us to focus on what was happening and set aside the grief we felt in our hearts. The memorial speech that she delivered for our loved one was beautiful. It was as if she had known that person as long as we had and I'm sure our loved one enjoyed getting a little "shout out" at the ceremony.
We are very thankful for her helping us enjoy the morning. With all of the emotions around the day, I was afraid that I would start to sob again, but her calm and soothing nature really helped us to enjoy the beauty of our ceremony without getting upset.
We are also very grateful for her helping us all throughout the planning process. We HIGHLY recommend her to anyone getting married in Southern California.
Carolyn is a really great officiant and I am very glad we chose her. She delivered a beautful ceremony. She is very sincere and kind. Definately recommend to others.
We are so happy we chose Rev. Carolyn Alexander to officiate our wedding, she is absolutely wonderful!!! She is a true professional, she is very punctual, easy to get a hold of and has great suggestions. She is also a lovely and good hearted person with a great sense of humor! When we had our first meeting we both knew she was the right person to marry us. I highly recommend her if you want your wedding ceremony to be special and memorable to all especially yourselves. All of our guests loved her just as much as we did. Thank you Carolyn!!!
Very profession and you can really feel the warmth from her. No one is better than Reverend Carolyn.
Rev. Carolyn Alexander is such a wonderful person! She makes the wedding really warm and nice and is such a lovely person to be with. The whole wedding process was very easy. She has a cheat sheet on how to walk the isle, and a well organized list of vows that we choose and personalize with. Thank you!
We are so happy that we chose Rev. Carolyn to officiate our wedding. She is such a wonderful person. Very sweet, caring and personable. When we met at our initial meeting we just clicked. It was hard not to.
Rev. Carolyn Alexander is a sincere and caring person that will delivery a beautiful ceremony. She is very kind and courteous, and a true professional. Highly recommended.