Reverend Michael Wedding Officiant
Rev. Michael, Is the MAN. I planned a very special surprise wedding and without he advise and assistance it would not have been possible. His advise ans tips not only made the wedding but saved me a lot of money. His assistance with our vows made it easy and personnel. I highly recommend Rev. Michael as the first and only choice if you want your wedding to be a very memorable and flawless. Thank You Mike for making this unusual and perfect wedding happen.
My husband and I planned an elopement with only 2 1/2 weeks to get everything ready...the date snuck up on us :). I had seen very good reviews about Reverend Michael and when I contacted him, his fee was more than reasonable.
I had no real idea where to start or what I wanted and he walked us through each step of planning the ceremony including where to stand, how to exchange rings and how to include the few people that were in attendence. His input made a big difference in the specialness of our day.
With his help and the two wonderful recommendations his website has for a photographer (Click Chicks Photography) and videographer (A Motion Picture), our day was literally perfect.
I would recommend him to anyone with an upcoming wedding - large or small.
It was great to have Rev. Michael to be our officiant. Not only he provided lots of useful guidelines and tips, he performed a wonderful ceremony as the way we wanted. Couldnt asked for a better one. Rev. Michael was AWESOME!
Rev Michael was fantastic. He was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, and he provided great advice both prior to, and on the day of the wedding. He is extremely easy to get along with and he kept things very lighthearted which made me much more relaxed. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone looking for an officiant in the future.
Reverend Michael is a very sweet man and did an amazing job with our ceremony. I couldn't have asked for a better person to speak for us at our wedding :D
Reverend Michael is the definition of class, professionalism, thoroughness and communication!!! He made our day so easy and special. He made sure everything was perfect for us and was so complimentary. I will recommend him to every single bride to be I know!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Reverend Michael!! Our wedding would not have been the same without you!!!
Reverend Michael provided the most unique and sincere guidance for our daughter's wedding! We heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests! He was prompt, prepared, and just lovely to my daughter and son-in-law. Thank you so much for a wonderful, meaningful day!
Stacy and Jim
My ceremony was amazing thanks to Reverend Michael. Everyone came up and complemented me on my ceremony and how beautiful it was. He provided me with a lot of tips and help with my wedding. I was extremely happy with the service he provided and highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
Rev. Michael was THE BEST!! He made sure EVERYONE knew their cues and that the 'best moments' were captured on film/video. Such attention to detail in a calm, relaxed manner...we really didn't need our coordinator! He was so thorough and made sure all details were taken care of, from start to finish. He reminded each of us of our cues (from Father-of-the-bride, to ring bearer, to the musicians to photographer..) His services went above & beyond simply performing the ceremony. His insight from performing countless ceremonies is priceless!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this nice man.
What a guy!
Reverend Michael was amazing, he talked through everything before our ceremony and put me and my wife at total ease. The service was beautiful, we cant recommend Rev Micheal enough.
He also gave us some great advice after the ceremony.
Rev Michael was amazing. His communication was excellent and he was very thorough in helping us set up our ceremony in a very short time frame. Thank you so much Rev Michael, we will recommend you to all of our engaged friends.
Reverend Michael was wonderful even before our wedding began. He helped provide insight on what to expect on our big day and really put our mind at ease. Although Reverend Michael does not typically meet prior to the wedding, he was more than willing to meet with me and my husband and walk us through the entire ceremony. Instantly when we met him, I felt at ease and knew that our wedding would be perfect. Reverend Michael helped us with the entire set up and was more than I could have ever hoped for. He is a wonderful person and there are no words to describe how much we appreciate him and his services. If we ever get married again, we will make sure to call him!
I would recommend Rev. Michael to any couple that is planning to get married. From the very beginning - Rev. Michael met with us for over an hour to talk over details about wedding ceremonies and little things to pay attention to. He's very organized and pays attention to all the details. He's also provides very insightful advice. On our wedding day - Rev. Michael showed up early so he'd have a chance to talk to people in the wedding party. He also made a point to introduce himself to the parents and do a quick run thru of what's going to happen during the ceremony. Rev. Michael is professional and helps you create the perfect wedding ceremony.
Rev. Michael did a fantastic job... His detailed information form start to finsh is detailed, easy, and to the point. He does more than any other officiant does, he talks with family, talks with the bride beforehand, gives you ceremony layouts, very informative. He gives excellent tips for photographers and family members to get the best photos. I can go on and on, very nice man, great conduction of ceremony, I couldn't have asked for anything more. I would certainly recommend his services to any bride!
Excellent work! Excellent response and preparation before the wedding and excellent execution during the ceremony. Great words, great speech, couldn't have been better. We the newlyweds and our family and friends loved it! EXCELLENT!!!
Rev Michael performed a wonderful ceremony and we are very happy we chose him to officiate our wedding. He was very easy to talk to and made it extremely easy to design our ceremony. Michael was always available to talk on the phone or email back and forth. At the ceremony he was punctual, professional and well-liked by the audience. I would recommend Rev. Michael to anyone who would like a stress-free, easy going ceremony.
Wow. I feel like no matter what I write here won't be enough to express the awesomeness that is Rev. Michael. He absolutely has a calm about him that helps you remain calm. The details he gives you, options, advice, attachments... all of it is incredible!! He made it so easy for us to put together our ceremony, and what we came up with by utilizing the tools he gave us, was the most incredible thing ever. We absolutely loved our ceremony!! We are so happy that a friend of ours recommended him and that we chose him. We couldn't have found anyone better. We most definitely will be recommending Rev. Michael to anyone we possibly can because he is truly the greatest! Trust me (and everyone else here!) that you will be incredibly happy with him as your officiant!!! Thank you, Rev. Michael, for helping to make our ceremony beautiful, amazing, and unforgettable!! :-) <3 The Schemm's
We are very happy we chose Rev Michael to officiate our wedding. He delivered a beautiful ceremony. He was very pleasant and professional. He is one of the few that actually shows interest in providing the best service and gives great advice as well as tips to make everything less stressful. Rev Michael was extremely easy to talk to and made it extremely easy to design and personalize our ceremony. He was always available to reach either by phone and quick to respond to emails. All my questions were answered. I would recommend Rev. Michael to anyone who wants a stress-free ceremony.
Reverend Michael was great! With him you get exactly what you want and not some cheesy ceremony. He lets you write your own vows if you want or he can provide you with some suggested ceremony vows and then reads what you put together so you know exactly how the ceremony is going to go. He was very friendly and was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Reverend Michael.
Reverend Michael was great. He makes a stressful situation calm. He provides a wealth of information and wisdom which makes the process that much easier.
Rev.Michael was phenomenal! He is so detailed and organized. He made the process so streamlined for us and enabled us to create a beautiful customized ceremony. And when the ceremony arrived, he was at our side, guiding each step and calming our nerves. It was truly full service. We are so grateful to have found him and highly recommend his services.
Reverend Michael did a wonderful job. My husband and I cannot say enough. Reverend Michael gave us information that we would not have known about that made our ceremony absolutely perfect.
Reverend Michael did an excellent job officiating our wedding. He provided a lot of useful resources for preparing for your ceremony.
Reverend Michael is the Best! He is professional and very experienced. He offers so many tips and suggestions that you might not have even thought about when planning a wedding. He is very organized and polite. We could not be happier! He spoke with our guest and the wedding party prior to hte wedding and they loved him. He helped our Best man (8yrs old) with our sand ceremony and made my wedding go so smooth. I am forver grateful for him! Thanks Elizabeth
Thank you so much for being the best Officiant we could ever ask for!
The ceremony went exactly as I had hoped and you were so helpful with all the little last minute changes. Our families loved the ceremony and I am looking forward to seeing the video so I can enjoy it again!
Rev. Michael is a wonderful officiant and helped make our special day perfect!
Nikki and Kevin Wheatley
Rev. Michael was a true professional and made our ceremony unique & memorable. Our family and friends are still talking about how wonderful the ceremony was and how heart felt. Miguel and I could not have been more pleased and will be referring his services to our friends who are getting married in the future. Thank you again Rev Michael.
Brittany and Miguel Quintero
We were very pleased with Rev. Michael. I loved that he gave us all the tips, tricks, etc we needed. We would've had no idea had he not told us. He likes the details and I am a very detail-orientated person, so he was a great choice for us! He even had photo ideas and knew when to step aside for certain shots. great! Also we loved that we were able to help choose our wording to make it more US.
Thank you so much Reverend Michael for making our day perfect!! From helping us develop our wedding ceremony just perfectly, to the time you took in walking us through what to expect, to calming all of our nerves on the big day, we coudln't have been more happy to have you as our officiant!! If you are looking for an Officiant who is kind, caring, and who is an expert at knowing the ins and outs of officiating your big day, Reverend Michael is the person!! We will be forever grateful. Thank you!
Thank you reverend Michael! my day couldn't have been any more perfect. If your thinking about having reverend Mike as your officiant, you'll have one less thing to worry about on that big day. He's there to answer any questions you have and will work with anything you want for your ceremony.
Rev. Michael is amazing. Very professional and a very kind man. Thanks Rev. Michael for helping make our ceremony amazing!! XOOXOX
Rev. Michael was fantastic throughout the whole process! He lets you put together the entire ceremony on paper - so there are no surprises or ad libs on the "big day". He provides sample ceremonies to assist with this. I also agree with other reviews that - although he enjoys sharing a number of stories - he provides you with invaluable advice and insight on things you might never think about - he is very detailed and thorough and is genuinely interested in making this day perfect for you! I would definitely recommend Rev. Michael to others.
Reverend Michael was great! He was very helpful throughout the entire process and brought up details that we would have never thought of. He is long winded in his explainations but it can be very helpful. If I had to do it all over again I would still use Michael. He was easy to work with and was very helpful. Thank you Reverend Michael!
Reverend Michael is truly wonderful man. We just had our wedding yesterday and can't imagine a better person to officiate the ceremony. He reminded us key points in the wedding that was great for photo opportunities and different things that would make our day more special. Both our parents really were impressed by his speaking abilities and how eloquent he is. If you're looking for someone who's truly a professional and someone that not only makes the day go smoother but adds something special to your wedding day we highly recommend choosing Reverend Michael.
Reverend Michael was fantastic! Not only was he efficient, organized, helpful and on top of every detail, he is kind, generous and loving. He came into my bridal room a few minutes before our ceremony started and was so kind and calmed my last minute nerves with his peaceful spirit.
Everyone was very impressed with the ceremony and his speaking ability. He is so posed, and projected so well that we didn't need the PA system which was a bonus since it kept the feel more intimate. A few guests after the wedding said he had such a great voice that he should do voiceovers!
I would HIGHLY recommend Rev. Michael. His services were ABOVE AND BEYOND what I expected!
PS A little bonus after the ceremony, is a gift of a copy of your ceremony vows and a personalized certificate of ceremony from the Rev. What a wonderful keepsake! That is just a little sample of how the little details he provides makes him the absolute best!
Reverend Michael was able to help me plan my entire wedding ceremony and I live in Pennsylvania. The ceremony is the most important part of the day and most couples have no idea what is even going to be said. With his guidance every word said during my ceremony will be what we planned. No surprises! So thank you, for your kind, quick responses and advice.
Reverend Michael officiated our ceremony on March 19th 2011. He was outstanding from beginning to end. From the first time I spoke to him on the phone he was so easy to talk to which made me feel so comfortable with him. The ceremony choices he provides makes it easy for you to create your own. He guides you the whole way. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Michael for making our day beautiful. You are outstanding!
Rev. Michael is the best. I was stresses beyond belief before the wedding and Rev. Michael was great at making sure everything ran smoothly. My husband and I could not be happier with our choice. He was super organized and did a beautiful job. He remembers the little details which make everything run smoothly. If you aren't sure about who to choose for your officiant I would recommend you go with Rev. Michael.
Rev. Michael was excellent. He handled everything very efficiently. Worked with everyone step by step. Made you feel important and relaxed from the beginning. Definitely the services were way beyond what we anticipated them to be for the price. I would recommend him to everyone that I know. He has a great personality and would get along with anyone. Thanks for all the help. People that use your services will know exactly what I mean.
Rev. Michael was very helpful & informative. I'm glad we choose him as our officiant, I was very happy with the way our ceremony turned out. I would recommend him to my friends & family.
Thank you Rev. Michael!
Rev. Michael is a wealth of knowledge regarding wedding ceremonies. He walks you through every moment so that you know what to expect. He also gives great suggestions to make it the best ceremony possible.
Reverend Michael was so easy to work with! He was extremly professional, and takes his job very seriously. Anytime I had a question, he would respond right away. He made sure everything ran very smoothly the day of. I definitly would recommend him to anyone!
When we decided to go with Rev. Michael we had no idea how great he would be. Our Wedding was the best. He was so helpful in planning. He has the best ideas. He went over things that I would have never thought of. He just has the kindest and calming personality. Just what a Bride needs!
He is by far the best Officiant we have come across.
Thank you Rev Michael for making our Big Day so Special.
Mark and Tamara Lambermont
Reverend Mike was very professional, informative, courteous. He was very helpful arranging the vows. He was prompt and pleasant.
Reverend Michael was really helfpul to get us through the preparation of our wedding ceremony. He provided samples of ceremony types that we can read first before deciding how we're going to do our ceremony (we had a small beach wedding with only family and closest friends). He gave us ideas and feedbacks prior to the ceremony and was always available via e-mails or by phone whenever we wanted to ask questions. He was very attentive to details (he suggested how we should place our hands and fingers during the ring exchange so that our photographer could capture it beautifully), and he truly cared about our wedding, and was even able to talk to my husband to calm him down (he was very nervous about the whole thing). Our wedding ceremony turned out to be perfect and we were very fortunate to have him officiate our wedding. We would definitely recommend his services to others.
We HIGHLY recommend Reverend Michael! We recently had the pleasure of having him marry us at Hotel Laguna on May 23rd. His officiant services are top notch and very affordable. He responded to each & every request we had in a timely manner and he made it so easy to write & personalize our own ceremony. We received MANY compliments regarding how beautiful our Ceremony was and how well Rev. Michael communicated everything to our Guests, many said it was one of the best ceremonies they have ever attended!! It was a pleasure working with him from beginning to end.
Overall great experience with Reverend Michael. Made it easy to compile a personal ceremony without any improvising or surprises on our wedding day by Reverend Michael. He was also very informative about processional and ceremony set-up details. He was able to provide input about things we really had no idea about since we had never put together a ceremony before, of course. Such as having the bride's family sit on opposite side of where bride stands so they can all see her face and not the back of her head during the ceremony. Great idea!
Reverend Michael is, hands-down, the best wedding officiant. The ceremony was professionally done, with no surprises. We received tons of compliments from our guests about how it was the best ceremony they had ever seen.
He showed up early on the wedding day, and was very calm in making sure everyone knew what to do.
We knew we were in good hands from the moment we met him. We compiled our own ceremony and Reverend Michael helped us every step of the way. He responded promptly to every e-mail, and I was just amazed at how organized he is, despite the number of weddings he performs, he clearly remembered everything we discussed and he kept a very thorough log of the e-mail history. It was a pleasure working with him. We could not be more thankful! He truly made our day so special.
We HIGHLY recommend Reverend Michael.
If you are considering Reverend Michael then you are already way ahead of the game. I have helped many friends through nightmare weddings so I decided to elope with my fiance to Southern California. I was unfamiliar with the area so I chose the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel because I figured a 5-star hotel would have to make it perfect.
I used the photographer that did their hotel photos and she recommended Reverend Michael to me. Not only was he informative about my wedding ceremony, he also provided additional cost-saving tips and vendors. He provided several amazing ceremony scripts and was willing to make any and all changes I desired. He was prompt, detail-oriented, and the afternoon before my wedding he agreed to perform my wedding ceremony SEVEN hours ahead of schedule so my wedding wouldn't be ruined by the rain! I may not have had my sunset wedding, but it was absolutely perfect and it is largely due to Reverend Michael and the vendors he recommended. How many vendors do you know that can accomodate a bride by moving the appointment up seven hours? ALL of mine did and my ceremony was absolutely beautiful.
Thank you Reverend Michael for making our wedding day unforgettable! Working with Rev. Michael provided us the opportunity to create a completely unique ceremony, which our guests loved, and we will cherish forever! He walked us through the entire process, and was available for questions anytime we needed him. During the ceremony he has a calming effect on you, and is adept at orchestrating all the little details! He knows all the little details you would care about - and brings a personal touch to the day. I cannot wait to see the photos from our ceremony. After the wedding he sent us our marriage ceremony as a keepsake, and followed up immediately with our marriage license. THANK YOU to Rev. Michael! We highly recommend him to any bride or groom in the area who wants a professional ceremony from someone who personally cares that your day is magical.
Reverend Michael made our wedding day very memorable. He performed our ceremony in a way that made it seem that he knew us for years. He was warm, personable, and immediately set us at ease. Our families loved the ceremony and we could not be more pleased. We only have wonderful things to say about Reverend Michael.
We cannot tell you how many compliments we received from our guests about how original and thoughtful our ceremony was. Reverend Michael from the beginning was nothing but helpful, organized and inventive, making the process leading up to and during the ceremony a breeze. Working in the hotel industry and attending many other weddings, we can honestly say that his courtesy and professionalism is top notch. We definitely recommend his services.
Reverend Michael was a perfect officiant. He has many sample ceremonys you can look at so you know exactly how your wedding is going to go. There are no surprises. You can mix and match and even add your own personal touch. Everyone couldn not stop commenting on how much they enjoyed our ceremony and couldn't believe that we put it together. He lets everyone know that we wrote the ceremony and gives all the credit to you. He was very easy to work with and can answer any questions you have very quickly. I would really recommend him for your wedding.
Reverend Michael was wonderful! He was very good at answering all our questions and responding to every email we sent. We customized our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. He was completely thorough and very professional. The day of our wedding, he helped us to stay calm and relaxed. We received many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was. We both recommend any couple to use Reverend Michael.
Reverend Michael was much more than just the Officiant of our recent wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach. Over the course of the preceding months, he was our advisor, coach, advocate, sounding board and friend. Reverend Michael has a very simple, efficient and effective method for creating a professional and highly personalized ceremony. Through consistent and clear communication, we were able to plan the exact ceremony we wanted for our special day � from over two thousand miles away! The word is often overused, but we cannot think of a better one: our wedding ceremony was perfect. And we have Revernd Michael to thank.
We live in Chicago and got married in Laguna Beach this past October. We are very pleased with the level of service Reverend Michael provided. He was responsive, direct, extremely organized and professional, comforting and helpful. We knew we were in good hands from the moment we first talked with Reverend Michael and we felt that way to the end. We highly recommend him!
Rev. Michael was a great officiant. He is extremely efficient: he was very prepared and made sure we were too. He allowed me to view him at work, officiating another ceremony a few months before my own, which was nice because it gave me a good feel for what my day would look like. (Not sure if the bride appreciated that, but I doubt she even noticed, as I slipped out right after the ceremony of course.)
It was exhausting finding an officiant who was a true non-denominational officiant. Many said they were but when I said we didn't want any "God" or religion in the ceremony, those that were supposed to be non-denom told us that we couldn't do that. One told us "I can't imagine having a wedding without God in it if one of the people getting married believes in God."
Rev. Michael was different in that he wanted us to have the wedding WE wanted and gave us the opportunity to write our own ceremony. He did offer some great samples to cut and paste and work with to mold our own ceremony.
His voice was great the day of, showed up early and talked with me and the groom, looked great and was discrete.
Great guy, A+
Reverend Michael is very professional and very experienced. He offers so many tips and suggestions that you might not have even thought about when planning a wedding. We felt really taken care of. Wedding guests came up to us to compliment us on the ceremony. Reverend Michael is very thorough ahd he is very helpful throughout the whole process.
We renewed our vows for our 5 year anniversary in Laguna Beach with Reverend Michael and he was absolutely wonderful. He was extremely flexible and laid back. He gave us plenty of vow options to choose from and with a couple suggestions from him, that was it. The original goal was to have it done at the Heisler Park Gazebo. When we arrived the gazebo was crowded. So we walked down to the beach right below the gazebo and renewed our vows on the rocks at the ocean. Like others have said, he was extremely professional and kind. We got re-married at sunset on Laguna Beach. It was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. And Rev. Michael had a lot to do with that. We will be using his services again for our 10 Year Anniversary!
Thanks so much, Rev Michael. Elizabeth and I are extremely grateful for the wonderful service you provided us.
Reverend Michael is everything that we could have asked for and more. He gave us the chance to compile the perfect ceremony for ourselves, providing us with everything we needed to make it as simple as possible. He made the entire ceremony sweet and personal and did it all with an incredibly professional touch! When I asked him to help me add something into the ceremony for my grandfather, I had complete faith in him to surprise me with something and he ended up using the perfect words... just as I knew he would. He knew when and how to take charge of the situation and made everybody involved feel confident and comfortable. He was extremely easy to talk to and to work with online, over the phone and in person on the day of the wedding. Every individual that attended our ceremony has told me how beautiful it was and that is was the most touching ceremony they have ever been to. I am positive that he is the very best at what he does and any couple would be blessed to have him as their officiant, just as we were.
Rev Michael made our ceremony perfect! Very personal, and very professional, he made the whole experience a pleasure for everyone involved, the guests and us. As a bride, it was great to have someone reminding me to calm down and stay present and enjoy my wedding. He made great suggestions and was very open and flexible. His ceremonies are beautiful, he always responds promptly, and he is very kind and funny. I would recommend him to any couple looking for an officiant.
My wedding was on Sept 6th. And Finding Rev. Michael was the best thing ever. I knew nothing about getting married. Planning one, all the details, ect.. He helped me from start to finish and he was very patient and I'm sure I drove him crazy!
I wanted to make my ceremony was my own but yet have tradition to it. He gave me options on everything. He mentioned things i never thought of, or heard of. He cares so much about making your wedding perfect its unbelievable. He is so nice,professional and caring I couldn't of asked for anything more. The day of the of my wedding he was so nice to me and my family. He made sure nothing went wrong with the ceremony. When my wedding was over. I got so many comments on how different, nice and enjoying my ceremony was. I couldn't of done it with out Rev. Michael. Thank you so Much
William and Chelsea Arrowood
Reverend Michael was a dream come true for our wedding. He provided us a TON of information on different types of ceremonies with many different formats and examples. He was extremely thorough in explaining how to put a ceremony together. Our ceremony and vows felt extremely personal because we had every say in compiling them. He is professional and well-spoken. He made it stress-free and easy for us to create a special day. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Reverend Michael went above and beyond the call of duty. He made preparing and personalizing our vows easy and was readily willing and available to discuss the details of our ceremony and vows. He also offered great advice based on his extensive experience. He made sure everything went smoothly during the ceremony, so that we did not have to worry about it.
Reverend Michael was WONDERFUL! He was so professional throughout the whole process and he was so thourough with everything. Any question I had, he answered honestly and very quickly. When he says he provides a completely personalized wedding ceremony, it's true! We were able to compile our own ceremony, word for word. It truly brought more meaning to it for us. The majority of the comments we got from guests were on how original the ceremony was and how much they loved our vows we had written for each other. He made us both feel very comfortable. Extremely professional and easy to work with. Even talking on the phone with him he explained everything and made me feel at ease. I highly recommend Reverend Micheal!! He did a great job. Thank you so very much for making our wedding so memorable! ;)
Reverend Michael Wedding Officiant is very professional and kind. He will work with you to create the perfect wedding ceremony by taking your thoughts and will create a ceremony that reflects your feelings and desires. He will pay attention to every detail of your ceremony from the position of your bridal party to the flow of the wedding ceremony. I would recommend Reverend Michael because he pays extra attention to details and will work with you to create your vision for you special day!
Rev. Michael is exactly what my husband and I were looking for in an officiant. He is professional and gives great advice. We were able to customize our ceremony to our liking. My husband and I received many compliments about the uniqueness of our ceremony.
Rev Michael was outstanding. He provided efficient and professional service, maintained excellent communication, guided us through the ceremony options and helped us create a unique and special event which will be with us for the rest of our lives.
We are both doctors, demanding perfectionists and put a great deal of effort into finding and selecting our officiant. We could not have been more fortunate, would not change a thing with hindsight and would recommend Rev Michael's services wholeheartedly.
Thank you so much for helping to ensure that our day truely was a special one.
Doug & Sara
Orange County, Ca
Vendor response to review
Doug & Sara,
"Thank You" So much for such a wonderful review! I truly appreciate it.
And, I'm totally pleased that you were happy and satisfied with your Ceremony. You picked an gorgeous location and you compiled a great Ceremony.
My best to you for all the years you have ahead.
Reverend Michael was awesome! He allowed us to completely tailor the ceremony to fit us, he was very responsive to all communications, had lots of suggestions for us to consider and was open to all of our ideas. He made sure we had our ceremony put together in plenty of time before the wedding and reviewed it with us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. He was kind, fun and the perfect person to officiate our ceremony. It was very intimate and personal and very special. Reverend Michael will do both traditional and more non-traditional ceremonies, but ours was a bit nontraditional and I think sometimes it is hard to find an Officiant who is as flexible and open-minded as Rev. Michael. Recommended for all ceremony types, but particularly if you want something a little different than the standard.
Yes, I would recommend Michael as an officiant. He was extremely knowledegble and very helpful in creating a unique ceremony the way we wanted it. Thank you
Rev. Michael did a wonderful job on our ceremony. He did everything from show how my husband and myself to have our parents seated across from us so they can see our faces during our ceremony, to how to place our rings on our hands for the camera, to tell my maid of honor that he would take care of fluffing my train after the introduction of the couple so she didnt give the audience a show. =) He was great, we were very lucky to have Rev Michael a part of our big day!
Reverend Michael is a very nice, supportive, and professional wedding officiant. He called me the day before our wedding to go through everything thoroughly, interpreted and showed me clearly what I was supposed to do in detail. In our ceremony, he came in early and worked with other vendors to make sure everything was well- prepared. Recommended wedding officiant!!!
Reverend Micheal is AMAZING. Out of the many Southern California Officiants we had looked at, Rev. Michael was definitely the most responsive and personable. His emails are amazing, they explain everything so perfectly. He also provides so many research documents and is available to help through many different ways of communication. He had many great ideas we ended up using , but ultimately it was OUR ceremony. Not something we picked out of one of his books, or something we copied off the internet. He made this perfectly clear. His voice is powerful, he had no amplification due to our ceremony restrictions, but no one complained of not being able to hear. He did not stumble or mess up any part of our ceremony. He was very flexible and helpful with everything. Definitely a gem that is worth the recommendation!
Reverend Michael was very helpful and truthful. He explained everything in detail which really helped. He worked well with our photographer which is very important because pictures are all you have when the event is over and he let our photographer know when and how we would be doing things so no shots were missed. He is just an all around professional amazing officiate.
Reverend Michael was very kind and understanding.
The whole ceremony went smooth and it wasn't too long nor too short.
Reverend Michael is the best! Are you looking for someone who will cater to all of your needs? Someone who treats you and your future spouse as individuals and not just dollar signs? Then he is your guy! He made our ceremony so unique and perfect-- working with us to combine our different cultures and faith traditions and making our wedding truly about us and our family and friends. Send him and email or give him a call-- it's the easiest decision you'll make for your wedding.
I would highly recommend Rev. Michael. His attention to detail is a great asset. You can personalize your ceremony as much as you want and he is very helpful and has lots of good advice. His fee is very reasonable and he is a great speaker and very professional as well.
He is amazing at creating a ceremony that is personal to the bride and groom. He is very approachable and always open to discuss any concern that may come up. He is attentive in returning calls. When meeting with him at the ceremony site he gave us helpful ideas on what may be more suitable for our ceremony. Being one of the best in southern california, he is very in demand. Make sure to call to check his availability at least 3-6 months in advance. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Rev. Michael performed a wonderful ceremony for our wedding. He was very easy to work with, so we didn't have to stress over that part of the wedding. We were very satisfied with his service.
Michael is the perfect reverend providing wonderful ideas and feedback that greatly assisted us in having one of the most memorable days in our lives. His proficiency and professionalism was only outdone by his warm manner and presentation. In fact, we plan on renewing our vows and there is no one that I would rather have than the Reverend Michael perform our ceremony, again.
Reverend Michael made this day even more special by how he presented us to all of our friends and family, the beautiful memorable words, the location suggestion and the special album he made for us. I truly couldn't have found a better officiant to create the best day of my life when I married my best friend. Michael, you will always be a part of our lives.
Tony and Gigi Fernando
Laguna Beach, CA
May 28th, 1999
Very friendly, easy to work with-and solid!
Reverend Michael has been voted #1 Best Officiant in Orange County for a reason. We have seen him deliver on every occasion with style and customization. It seems as though every wedding he does is different because he takes the time to convey exactly what each couple feels. From our observation, he is a class act and should highly be considered as your officiant. Thank you for reading, and best wishes to you for your wedding.
Don @ www.djbros.com
Thank you Reverend Michael for supporting us.
Reverend Michael has experience like no other officiant! Don't worry about a thing. He'll walk you right through it all to make sure it's done correctly and can make things custom to your needs too! It's always great working with someone you can count on, so our plans go smoothly. Thanks Rev. Michael!
I have been performing at weddings for over 20 years and Michael is by far the best officiant I have witnessed. He commands respect from all wedding guests, while at the same time adding a touch class to each and every ceremony. His weddings are efficient, appropriate, and heart-warming. He even takes the time to publicly thank other wedding vendors, in addition to making sure the photographer(s) get a perfect shot of the bridal party before the bride/groom exit. Bravo Reverend Michael!
We had the pleasure of being able to work with Rev. Michael. He really adds a special touch by allowing the bride and groom to personalize their ceremony. You could tell from seeing the bride and groom, they really enjoyed the wedding. The wedding was very nice and unique. Rev. Michael was really easy to work with, organized, and friendly. Thank you so much for your assistance in making the bride and grooms special day perfect. We hope to work with you again soon.
We had the pleasure of being able to work with Rev. Michael for a recent wedding. I thought his style was lively, upbeat and quite unique. He really allows a personalized touch to weddings by truely allowing brides and grooms to create their own ceremony. You could tell the bride and groom were very happy and I can assure you, you will not find a more organized, easy to work with, and friendly officiant anywhere. He was great to work with and had all of his stuff together. Thank you Rev. Michael for your assistance in making the bride and grooms wedding a success. We hope to work with you again! Thank you.
I have provided amplification for many weddings and have had the pleasure of working with Reverend Michael a number of times. I have always found myself smiling throughout his ceremonies and being drawn-in to the content of his services. Everything he does and says is from the heart and his personality is sure to entertain your guests. I highly recommend reverend Michael.
As a wedding DJ I see lots of Wedding Officiants and Reverend Michael is one of the best! He attention to detail is unmatched and leads to the couple I refer having a beautiful ceremony. Thanks Reverend Michael for taking great care of my referrals!
I have worked with Reverend Michael many times over the years and definitely recommend him. His ceremonies are beautiful and personal. He is a pleasure to work with.
I have worked with a lot of Officiants over the years and have worked with Rev. Michael a number of times. He does a great job. He is aware of things that many officiants neglect. I can't tell you how many times an Officiant has forgot to ask guest to have a seat after the Bride enters the ceremony and leaves the guest standing for 10 minutes. He also checks in with the DJ running sound and does a sound check which is crucial. Also during the ceremony he makes sure to make little adjustments to help your photographer get the best shots. He is very friendly and has a good voice on the mic. He has been a pleasure to work with and recommend him highly.
Reverend Michael was such a pleasure to work with. His professional, yet caring and calm demeanor is exactly what every couple needs in an officiant on their wedding day.
Extremely professional and thoughtful officiant. As a photographer, I appreciate that he takes me aside before the ceremony and lets me know several 'clues' that he gives during the ceremony that create great photo opportunities. Good job Michael. If anyone has any questions please connect with me at www.hoffmannphotographer.com.
As a wedding photographer, I've had the opportunity to hear many officiants. With some, it's as though any two people could be in front of them and the ceremony would be exactly the same. Not so with Reverend Michael! He has warmth and heart and a personal approach. I am happy to recommend him.
Leslie :: Click Chicks...
Reverend Michael was a joy to work with! He makes my job so much easier. I look forward to working with him again very soon!
I have worked with Michael before he is awesome!
FUN, Reliable, Professional and one of the Best in the business.understands the importance of A great ceremony and Michael will take it to the next level. They listen to their clients and plan every detail around their wants and needs. As a wedding DJ that has seen a lot of wedding Ceremony's fall short because the Officiant lacked the experience of dealing with all the details of a wedding ceremony. Don’t compromise on your wedding and hire a professional. you will be so glad you did.
Rev. Michael knows weddings. Professional, on time, courteous, extremely experienced, and smooth! Always a great job!
Excellent service at a great price. I could not be happier. I highly recommend.
Michael is a joy to experience. Very personable and genuinely friendly. The years of experience show. I really like him.
Rev Michael is fun outgoing and really gets your guests involved in the ceremony. Great vendor to work with
Reverend Michael was wonderful to work with! The bride and groom were relaxed and enjoyed the ceremony with Reverend Michael's help.
I just had the honor of working with Rev. Michael a couple of weeks ago at the Pacific Edge and he did an outstanding job as usual. Can't say enough about this great guy other than hire him! He'll do a fantastic job.
I had the pleasure of working directly with Reverend Michael this past weekend. His attention to detail and elegant approach made him a stand out among the hundreds of officiants I have worked with in the past (as both a DJ and musician). I look forward to another opportunity to work together soon and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a top notch officiant! -DJ Kelli Kell/Tall Hair Music
Reverend Michael is such a pro! His sweet demeanor coupled with his character and charisma make all of my client's wedding ceremonies smooth, personal, and unique. He is fantastic and you'll be very happy with his level of service and how smooth your ceremony runs. You can't go wrong with Rev. Michael!
Reverend Michael is one of our favorite Wedding Ministers.
Always on time, works great with cou0ples and helping them with their vows.
Reverend Michael was amazing to work with. He kept the bride and groom very calm during the preceremony and ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with him on the timing of the ceremony. He is very professional and helpful. He really educated himself on the couple and that made all of the difference in the ceremony.
We have worked with Reverend Michael at over 30 weddings. He is very detailed and works hard for his couples. He is well prepared and keeps all vendors on the same page. We love working with Reverend Michael and highly recommend his wedding ceremony services. If you need more information contact DJ Todd at www.emobilemusic.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to endorse Rev. Michael. He brings a certian charm and energy to his ceremonies. He has performed at many of the weddings that have booked at Laguna Village Wedding Terrace. Feedback from couples is always positve, especially how comfortable he makes them feel. Rev Michael is one our top preferred vendor. Terilyn & Michael - www.AnAllInclusiveEvent.com 949.395.2606
We are delighted to endorse Rev. Michael. He brings a certian charm and energy to his ceremonies. He has performed at many of the weddings that have booked at Laguna Village Wedding Terrace. Feedback from couples is always positve, especially how comfortable he makes them feel. Rev Michael is one our top preferred vendor. Terilyn & Michael - An All Inclusive Event
My name is Julie Earnhart-Roy and I have been playing harp for over 27 years for weddings. It is my pleasure to endorse Reverend Michael as a completely professional wedding officiator. I have had the opportunity to work with him in past years and more recently at the Five Crowns Restaurant in Corona del Mar. The entire family was well pleased with him and made many remarks complimenting his ceremony. He offered the couple a huge choice of personalized services and vows to choose from. This couple added in some of their own cultural traditions as well.
I found him to be warm, friendly and professional in every way. His many years of experience serve him well and I highly recommend him any couple searching for a truly unique ceremony.
Reverend Michael is a wonderful caring officiant. He makes sure that the bride and groom are comfortable and follows through on all details. He personalize each ceremony for the bride and groom. Five Crowns recommends Reverend Michael and looks forward to working with him again soon.
I had the pleasure of working with Reverend Michael at Hotel Laguna recently and he was a true professional, he delivered a wonderful ceremony. I hope I will be able to work with him again in the near future.
I have worked with Reverend Michael at various venues over the years and always admire the way he handles himself at wedding ceremonies. He is well spoken and very professional in his approach and presentation. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Rev. Michael, he is one of the most outgoing, kind and friendly officiants that I have ever worked with. I have only had the pleasure to work on on a couple of occasions, and he is always first on my referral list!!
I've known Reverend Michael for years and he always perform a great service.
We love working with Rev. Michael because he is a pleasure to listen to and his ceremonies are performed with a touch of class. We have worked with many Officiators over the years and that in itself makes us very qualified to give an honest opinion.
If you want your wedding to be officiated in a professional manner with no worries at all about if you're wedding ceremony will run smooth or not, you will have to give Michael a cal. Thank you........Dominick JR.com
I have worked for several years with Reverend Michael around the Southern California area, photographed numerous weddings and consistently Reverend Michael has exceeded my expectations.
I am a 2nd generation photographer, picked up my first camera as a child, starting shooting shortly thereafter and have been a professional photographer around the US for 25 years. In all my travels and weddings, there are only a few officiants that come to mind and Reverend Michael is in that list.
If you're looking for someone that is fun, outgoing, professional and attentive to your wish list, then Reverend Michael is the one. If you're looking for someone that is stoic and going to give you a "Bueller... Bueller... Bueller..." ceremony then you should call someone else.
Reverend Michael is just the most incredible officiant I have ever, ever worked with. In more than twenty-five years in the wedding industry, I have never seen anyone organize, direct and conduct a ceremony the way he does. Intuitive, knowledgeable, elegant and empathetic, this is a man who is channeling the highest powers of the universe. At just the right moment before the ceremony begins, he takes the bride and groom aside separately and guides them thru a pre-ceremony "warm up" in flawless wedding style that helps them give the performance of a lifetime! Timing, staging, choreography; pure bliss! Personalized, meaningful. This is what a wedding is all about. Reverend Michael, who makes it all look easy, is truly one-of-a-kind.
It was a pleasure talking with Reverend Michael at the Laguna Village Wedding Show his sense of humor and relaxed personlity made it easy for me to link my business with his, Any Bride and Groom getting married today would be very lucky to get such a great easy going Officiant at their Wedding!
Video Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOV6A3xFosQ
I am thrilled to have been voted the #1 Best Officiant in Orange County, California for both 2010, 2011 & 2012 by MyFoxTelevision HOT LIST viewers. If the links do not work with your browser, simply copy and paste them into your browser location bar. http://oc.cityvoter.com/best/orange-county/winners
And I am also very proud to be one of a handful of Orange County, California Officiants, and the only Laguna Beach Officiant to be listed on the "Martha Stewart's WeddingWire" web site. http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/reverend-michael-wedding-officiant-laguna-beach/fe663400bf5c9c9d.html
I am competitively and reasonably priced, and offer numerous options, customizations and personalization’s not typically offered by other Officiants. I am a full time Orange County, California Wedding Officiant and I stopped counting after 2,000 Ceremonies. I Officiate at all Orange County, California Hotels, Country Clubs, Parks, Chapels, Beaches and Residences with Personalized, Non Denominational Wedding Ceremonies.
I offer a totally personalized Ceremony from the very beginning to the very end.
By utilizing my services you get the option to decide every word of your Wedding Ceremony, if you want to and you get three choices:
1. Do absolutely nothing. I will compile a very nice, romantic Ceremony for you.
2. Choose any one of the Ceremony samples I send you and make any alterations you wish.
3. Mix and match between all the Ceremony samples I send you, make any changes you wish and add anything you wish.
After your Ceremony, I send you your final Ceremony text and a Certificate of Marriage, and you get to keep them as keepsakes.
"Your Ceremony words are the most important part of your Ceremony", and you can easily pick out or compile the Ceremony you want. The feedback I receive from couples is that after they have picked out their Ceremony text and the promises they want to make to each other, they are much more in tune with their Ceremony than other couples and their "Ceremony Words" have so much more meaning to them than a typical fill in the blank, canned Ceremony. They also get a greater realization of the importance of their vows, their feelings for each other and the institution of marriage. It will also make a major difference for your families and guests during your Ceremony and the memories of your special day.
If you are having your Ceremony outside the Orange County, California area and wish to compile your own personalized Ceremony, hand it to your Officiant or Justice of the Peace and say, "Here read this". I have compiled a book titled: "Wedding Ceremonies Devoted to Love and Commitment". http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/reverendmichael
Please feel free to email me at ReverendMichael@ReverendMichael.com or call me at 949-494-4200 to check my availability, pricing and to receive TWO FREE CEREMONY SAMPLES at no
obligation to you.
Please furnish me the below information or as much as you can.
1. The Bride and the Grooms first names.
2. Ceremony date.
3. Ceremony location (City and name of venue).
4. Ceremony start time.
5. Approximate number of guests.
Please click on each of the below links. If the link does not work with your browser, simply copy and paste each of the below http's into your browser location bar.
Video Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOV6A3xFosQ
Fox Television Viewer Poll: http://oc.cityvoter.com/best/orange-county/winners
MySpace Site: http://www.myspace.com/RevMichaelAhern
Ceremony Book: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/reverendmichael
Name Change Kit: http://www.missnowmrs.com/
Ceremony Tipping Etiquette: http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-budget/tipping-tips
Planning Your Ceremony. Your wedding is like a stage play. You are the stars and your guests are the audience. You, the Officiant and your wedding party are the cast. You have a production crew, a budget, a timeline, script, costumes, props, a set, lighting, make-up, camera work, a rehearsal and a final performance. Include a detailed map with your wedding invitations and a contact phone number for the day of the Ceremony. If your Ceremony is to begin at noon, invite your guests for 11:45am. If your invitation says 12:00 noon, most guests will not start arriving until just prior to noon or after and this will delay your Ceremony. With delays you will have a chain reaction of other delays such as your catering service. And if your vendors have another wedding to work after yours, delays will cause them to cut short their time at your Ceremony and you will have cut short your own reception time. If you are having your wedding outdoors in the summer, take into consideration how brutal the sun can be. If your guests will be mingling, make sure there is a shaded area for them. If possible, make refreshments available. Standing can be miserable for older people and for women in high heels. If your there are no chairs or bathrooms, don’t make your guests wait too long for your Ceremony to begin. Have your paperwork completed and checks written or cash for your vendors in advance. On the day of your Ceremony, it is best if you designate a friend to manage money and attend to details. The Best Man is usually best for this. Make sure money and paperwork is handled before the Ceremony begins. Afterwards, you will be too elated and busy socializing with your guests. Your marriage license comes in an envelope pre-addressed to the county recorders office. Inside the envelope you will find a form for requesting a certified copy of your license. I recommend that you get at least two certified copies. There are many cases which you may be required to provide proof of your marriage, such as changing the Brides name on her passport or drivers license when you renew them or proving you are married in order to be included on your spouses health insurance and many other instances. Fill out the forms in advance and bring them to the Ceremony in the envelope with the license. Enclose a check made out to the county clerk for the amount of each certified copy you desire. Enclose the Officiates fee in the same envelope. The Officiant mails it to the county and it can take from four to six weeks to receive your certified copy(ies). I have my couples take care of their Marriage License paperwork and my fee at their rehearsal. That way I don’t have to hassle them after the Ceremony when their families, guests, photographer and their wedding party want all their attention. Your wedding coordinator or a designated friend should act as a coordinator between the Ceremony setting and the Brides quarters. It is important that the Officiant, the musicians and others involved know the exact moment when the Ceremony procession is to begin and when the Bride is to enter. Your Officiant should coordinate most of this for you. Rehearsals are a good idea if you have more than four people in your wedding party. Delegate responsibility. The Groom and his party should greet people as they arrive and seat them when it is time to begin your Ceremony. As to seating: The age old tradition of the Bride upfront on the left with her family seated on the left and visa versa for the Groom is a terrible tradition. What does the Brides or Grooms family get to see - the side or back of your head! It is much nicer and loving for the Brides family to be seated on the right side so they can see their daughter etc., and share in her emotions and be able to take great pictures along with the Grooms family seated on what we take for granted is the Brides side. You should face each other during the Ceremony. This makes a much more enjoyable Ceremony for your guests who can then see all the apparel, flowers and share in the emotions on your faces and your photographer will get better photographs. During the Ceremony spend very little time looking at the Officiant, look at each other. Don’t be formal or stiff, be touchy and feely. After you are pronounced husband and wife and kiss, turn and face your guests and stay put for ten seconds with your wedding party tightening up to you for your photographer and guests to get great straight on pictures full of smiles. If you are going to recite any lines during the Ceremony, rehearse them. Practice your vows to one another out loud. This is also true for any readings, poems or passages that may be given by you, a relative or friend. Make sure your Officiant and readers have a microphone, if needed. If there are any scriptural passages, blessings or cultural rituals you would like to incorporate in your Ceremony, they should be included because you want them included and not because of what someone else wants. After all, it is YOUR Ceremony.