Wonderful Weddings in New Orleans
Rev Cross was very helpful and was very accommodating with our special request to include my uncle in our ceremony. He always responded quickly when we had questions leading up to the ceremony and arrived on time.
Rev Cross was the most helpful person and did so much in such a short amount of time. My husband and I wanted to elope. I called him on Monday November 8...we were married (by rev cross) Thursday November 11. He is not a travel agent or booking agent as he tells you, but he asked us what it was we were looking for and found it all for us. My husband and I met Rev Cross at Bombay Club, a fabulous restaurant he recommended, where we were married. Rev contacted a local florist and showed up with bouquet and boutineer (spelling?) in hand as well as the photographer we asked for. Everything was planned via email and we did not meet him until we were walking into the restaurant, which was fine because we wanted to enjoy ourselves for the short time we were in New Orleans. He even made the reservations for us at the restaurant. If I had to do this all over again I wouldn't have changed a single thing. He made everything so simple and took all the guesswork out because we had no idea where to begin!
Reverend Cross... was very much the guy we found on the internet. We were in the somewhat difficult position of making all of our wedding arrangements from out of town. Even so, we were in town a decent amount, and while we managed to meet with all of our other vendors Rev. Cross never made himself available to meet. So the first time we ever laid eyes on him was at our wedding ceremony.
And what a ceremony it was. Admittedly, we were running fairly late, but that's pretty normal isn't it? When we arrived we had already received numerous messages from our best man that the Rev. was in a big hurry to get going - apparently he'd scheduled our ceremony in City Park (in New Orleans) for 4pm, and another ceremony at 6pm IN BATON ROUGE! Not only that, but we were already his third ceremony for the day! No wonder he never had time to meet - apparently he stacks up weddings like a doctor schedules appointments - as many as he can cram into a day.
At first we thought his pricing was fair: we thought we would get a real personalized ceremony, and he makes much of his "audio recording" of the ceremony. Well, he did use the ceremony that we carefully hand crafted, but he read it straight from a three ring binder - the "personalized portfolio" that he so proudly touts, and his delivery was so overstated as to be laughable. And it turns out that his audio recording is a cassette tape! We'll have to go buy a player to be able to listen to it, if they even sell such things any more.
If you are considering Reverend Cross, I STRONGLY advise you to keep looking!
Vendor response to review
This bride was an hour late for our agreed time to commence her wedding. I seldom have two or more ceremonies on a single day, but on this day, I did have a subsequent ceremony - for which I had made adequate travel time allocation including an allowance for her to be 30 minutes late. I simply could not allow this bride to spoil the wedding of another couple. When I found how dissatisfied she was with my services, I offered a full refund of the fees she had paid. I appeared in the attire she requested (Tuxedo), at the agreed time and location to conduct her wedding with music, Keepsake Folio and made the tape recording of her ceremony. (As of December 2010, I now burn a CD as the audio recording to be included in the Keepsake Folio.)
I am an ordained minister and registered to conduct weddings in the State of Louisiana. I offer standard and customized / specialized ceremonies, according to the wishes of the couple. I prefer to make each ceremony special and representative of the love, commitment, personal preferences and background of the couple. The occasion should demonstrate how they feel toward each other, reflect the reasons they love each other and bring emphasis to what is important in their union. I enjoy the opportunity to get to know each couple as individuals, gaining an insight to their views, working with them in developing their choice of words and preparing the perfect ceremony to meet their expectations and ensuring that it is unique, memorable, relevant to their relationship and a truly joyful experience.
The fee for the preparation and ceremony (with traditional music via CD if you wish) and including your Keepsake Folio with a marriage certificate embossed with my seal, printed transcription of your personalized ceremony and an audio recording (CD) of your vows plus blank pages at the back where your guests may leave their thoughts and wishes on your special day is $195. (In recognition of their service to our country, I provide a substantial discount - fee reduced to $100 - for US Active Duty and retired Military personnel - please ask if appropriate.)
Suit (White in Summer, Dark Blue/Black in winter.
Tuxedo (in Summer, only in Air-Conditioned venues)
or other as requested - Western, Tropical, etc.