Sierra Wine Country Weddings
Edward Evans with Sierra Wine Country Weddings was referred to us by our wedding venue, Black Bear Inn in Arnold, CA. We couldn't be happier with our experience having Ed as our officiant and videographer! He is a kind, generous man with a great sense of what prospective brides and grooms are concerned with. He had so many great suggestions and references on his website that helped us write our declarations of love which we read out loud to each other during our ceremony (not a dry eye in the crowd from what I heard...we were too busy wiping our own tears of joy & happiness to notice). We haven't seen our video yet but are sure it's going to be amazing. You will honestly not find a better value for an officiant who doubles as a videographer...and he's also typing up our declarations in a special format so we can display them in our home. He also creates a special version of your marriage certificate so it can be framed and kept. We are so grateful to Ed for his contributions to our special day.
Edward was very pleasant to work with and offered us sample vows which was very helpful. He even offered to videotape the ceremony, but the qualty was poor. If you want your wedding recorded you should higher a videographer. Other than that, he was very helpful and his website is very imformative on how to change your name.
Ed was amazing. He worked with us to make sure the ceremony and vows were exactly what we wanted. He kept in close contact in the weeks leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was perfect. We received numerous compliments from guests that the vows and ceremony was so touching and romantic. He also provided a blue ray dvd of the wedding ceremony with copies for both of our parents so that we could re-live our wedding day. He is a genuine, trustworthy person that we would recommend.
Ed was absolutely wonderful to work with! He is thorough without being pushy, informative, responsive and great to communicate with (I don't think I even have FAMILY that respond to my emails as quickly as he did!), and most important he made me and my husband feel extremely comfortable from our first meeting with him and on! HIGHLY recommend!
We looked for several officiants online… and were very leery. We wanted a person we could develop a relationship with that was normal and professional & personal. That is exactly what Ed provided for us. He is like our new best friend. He was so kind, helpful and engaging. He helped us write our own vows incorporating our 2 sons from previous relationships. We did a blended family ceremony – joining hands in a circle of love. We made promises to our sons, and they accepted. Our friends and family said it was the most beautiful and intimate ceremony they have ever seen. We could not have done that without Ed’s help and the 60+ emails to make everything come together! He also gave us a video, keepsake vows & marriage certificate for our scrapbook. Perfect package! I think we will always stay in touch – he is a special part of our life now, and we couldn’t be happier! We highly recommend him. Thank you~ Lisa & Rob
We can’t thank you enough for performing our ceremony. Our entire day was perfect and it couldn’t have been “everything we dreamed it would be” without you being a part of it. You made us very comfortable from the beginning and we knew when we met you we’d found the perfect person to marry us. We appreciate all the extra time you took with us by getting to know us and allowing us to know you. You took a lot of your personal time to ensure we felt comfortable and everything was perfect for us from visiting us at our home and getting acquainted with the location and flow of the wedding to taking the time to practice our vows with us before the ceremony and attending our rehearsal. We also appreciate that you let us customize the ceremony to incorporate what was important to us, including reading vows that we chose and personalized, as opposed to trying to making us pick from vows you provided; not all officiants allow couples to so. Your warmth, flexibility and caring made our day special and we know we’ve made a friend for life.
Michael & Julie
Brett and I just wanted to send along our thanks for a perfect day, our way! We appreciate all the help you provided during our preparation. It's hard to find someone you're comfortable with - and from the first conversation I knew you were perfect! The changing of dates multiple times (Thanks to the USAF), changing of the time last minute, writing the vows, helping us find a beautiful spot, snagging the witness....it's all much appreciated and won't be soon forgotten! We look forward to you performing our vow renewals!!
Brett & Sharmen McVay
Thank you again for officiating at our outdoor wedding. You helped make the day and this casual wedding very special. We appreciate the help you gave us with the vows and allowing us to personalize them to fit our personalities. I recall seeing your ad in the paper and noting that you were retired Navy. I thought this would be our way of thanking a veteran for being of service to this country but it turned out to be so much more. We can say without reservation that anyone who chooses you to officiate at their wedding will not be disappointed. You are a professional who really does care.
With sincere thanks
Mick & Gail
My officiant (Edward) was extremely professional, kind hearted and just a genuinely great person to work with. Our ceremony went off without a hitch and it never felt stuffy or fake. I would highly reccomend Sierra Wine Country Weddings without any hesitation whatsoever!!!! Awesome job!!!
Ed has officiated many ceremonies here at Dodasa Ranch! We love having him be a part of our wedding celebrations and so do our couples.
Dawn & Don Parker
We also met Ed at a recent Bridal Fair and were fortunate to be able to speak with him. He is a very humble person and easy to speak with. Very friendly and courteous, we have heard nothing but great feedback from the reviews that we have read online. He has remarkable stories regarding his career in the Navy, that he shared with us, which was very exciting to listen to. While listening to Ed speak, it made us realize that Ed is the kind of officiant that wants you to get to know him, as he is the kind of person who wants to get to know his clients. Ed makes you feel very comfortable when you speak with him and delivers himself in a very professional manner. It was truly a blessing getting to know some of the local vendors, and we were beyond grateful that we were able to meet Ed.
Brandon & Amanda Pekarek
My name is Edward Evans. As an Ordained Minister and retired Naval Officer, I proudly offer my services as an Officiant and/or Videographer for your wedding ceremony or vow renewal.
I will work with you, and give you all the support, assistance, and guidance you may need to help make your wedding day everything you've dreamed about, your way!
I also offer a service that no other Officiant offers…. An HD BluRay video of your ceremony, and copies for each parent also. I use two cameras to get coverage from different areas during the ceremony.
Please know that I don't ask you to sign a contract or pay a deposit. Why not? If you and your Fiancé are willing to trust me (a perfect stranger) to be part of one of the most important days of your life, I will extend that trust back to you!
Whether or not you choose to use a Wedding Planner, I always extend an open offer to assist you in any way needed to make sure your wedding day is perfect.
I would be honored to officiate your ceremony, and I'm confident that you, your Fiancé, and your guests will be delighted with my services.
Please view my website for more information. Testimonials are available at:
www.wedplan.net/pages/33088/reviews/ (click on the link)
All the best,