Two Become One Ministry
We really enjoyed working with Brian from Two Become One Ministry. We enjoyed going through the options for our ceremony and personalizing our ceremony. Brian also provided pre-martial counseling which was good to just bring up talking points for my husband and I to think about. Brian is very friendly and profression and we would not hesitate to recommend him as your wedding officiant!
My husband and I felt he did a very good job officiating our wedding. He gave us many ideas and then customized it for us and our families!
Wonderful service, helped us every step of the way! Highly recommend!!
Brian Purcell was amazing to work with. We participated in his pre-wedding counseling services and he was the officiate for our ceremony. He was very flexible with the "design" of our ceremony and allowed us to customize it to fit exactly what we wanted to incorporate. From handfasting to special readings, he was great!
Pastor Brian was amazing! After reading many great reviews I decided to call him and I liked him right away! I felt like Pastor Brian had a very warm and positive presence. He made our ceremony feel very special. His words were touching, I felt like he conveyed the importance of a union very well! I would highly recommend him!
Very easy to work with.. Wants to make your day special
Brian was fabulous to work with! Despite it being a very busy wedding season for him, he was always responsive and provided great feedback for us as we prepared our vows. Also, although we chose not to have a rehearsal dinner, Brian still took time before our ceremony to run through the sequence of events with us and make sure we were ready and in the right state of mind. He helped us to stay focused and remember why we were there in the first place. We received lots of compliments on the ceremony!
As an out of town couple, one of the most challenging aspects of our wedding planning was finding a suitable officiant for the ceremony. Fortunately, after an in-depth telephone interview with Brian, we knew we'd found our man! He was easy to talk to and worked closely with us to help plan our ceremony and vows. About two months before the wedding, we met with Brian and quickly realized what a good choice we'd made. At the ceremony, he performed perfectly and left us with fantastic memories of our ceremony. (By the way, we don't want to spoil the surprise, but there wasn't a dry eye in the audience.) Choose him--you won't regret it!
Brian did a great job. The ceremony went by very smoothly and we really appreciated the flexibility in customizing our own service.
Mr. Purcell did an amazing job as the officiant of our wedding! I knew as soon as we met with him that he was the perfect fit for us. He genuinely cares about the couples he works with and wants to do whatever he can to help. We definetly made the right choice!
Considering the circumstances....the ceremony was beautiful!!! Thank you so much and God bless!!
Chris and I could not have asked for better. Pastor Brian Purcell took time with us throughout the whole process and was informative. Being at a distance made Chris and I a little nervous at first, but it was not long before Pastor Purcell reassured us and delivered flexibility as promised during our weekly pre-maritial counseling sessions (that we are so glad we elected to do). I highly recommend Pastor Purcell, he is as my husband and I call "living proof", he has a testimony to be heard. Thank you again Pastor Purcell and we look forward to speaking to you throughout our married life.
Brian delivers an excellent ceremony. He is a great speaker and offers lots of ceremony options.
Brian Purcell was an amazing officiant and really did such a wonderful job. Since I was an out of town bride, I wasn't able to meet with Brian before the rehearsal/wedding, but we were able to talk on the phone and he was very responsive with emails so I felt comfortable with my choice. And I definitely made the right choice! We didn't want a very long ceremony, so it was nice and quick but everyone thought it was so sentimental (especially the "hand ceremony" part if you are debating what to use for your ceremony). Brian was very prompt for the rehearsal and the wedding and very friendly. Thank you Brian for providing us with such a wonderful ceremony!
Nick and I were not part of a church but still wanted to have our marriage recognized by God and honor Him in our ceremony. We found Brian Purcell (Two Become One Ministry) though a google search. Upon contacting him, he was very helpful and accomodating to our needs. He traveled a great distance to marry Nick and I and we couldn't have been happier with our selection. Our family and friends commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and what a great job Brian had done for us. People were even requesting copies of the script because it was so beautiful and we selected all of it from Brian's website. We were so thankful to find someone so professional and yet personal at the same time to join us together.
We were overjoyed to find Brian! He came through for us immediately after our original officiant had fallen through. Brian was fantastic. Always calm and available. He listened to what we wanted for our ceremony and helped us to plan each detail of the ceremony and even suggested we add things we had never seen before. The wine box ceremony was a favorite of ours. We also were able to incorporate our daughter into our ceremony to make a joining of families. The ceremony is truly the most vital part of the wedding and I really couldn't have asked for a better Officiant than Brian with Two Become One Ministry.
Kenny and I wanted to thank you again for such a perfect ceremony. Not only did you make our special day unique from any others, but you also made it special for all of our guests. Thank you! Love, Veronica and Kenny
Brian did a great job, he was very easy to work with and performed a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget!
Although Brian did a great job at our ceremony, he was late. Not only to the rehearsal but to OUR WEDDING. Due to his lateness, the pictures were pushed back and the sun went down, forcing us to take pictures in the lobby of the hotel. Not happy.
If you are going to book him, make sure he isn't double or triple booked that day and that he can get from where he is to your location without any problems.
Brian worked with us to create a ceremony that was unique to us as a couple. He was friendly and professional, and is in it for the long haul - not just for your wedding day, but for your marriage. He performed a wonderful ceremony and I'll recommend him to ask many as I can!
Mr. Purcell was an incredible officiant. He was reliable, professional, courteous, and flexible. He took his time to create a ceremony that truly allowed my husband and I to express our love for one another. It was detailed, beautiful, and everything that we could possibly dream of. He even offered us counseling and mentoring before and after our wedding. Not to mention, the cost was low. There could be no one greater. I would recommend Mr. Purcell to all couples who want a loving, caring, minister that exceeds professionalism. Thank you so much, Mr. Purcell, you truly made our wedding day, the most incredible day of our lives.
I was hesitant to find an officiant through the internet for the most special day of our lives. Mr. Purcell was like meeting an old friend. My husband and I both felt we found someone that would let us make our day just that.... OUR day. He helped us mix a little bit of traditional vows and our own to make it truly unique to us. His responses to us have been fast and efficient. He has continued his customer service even efter our wedding!! Not your typical service nowadays! We both would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone wanting a friendly, active, responsive and delightful officiant!! Have no fears with this man!
Brain is a pleasure to work with and we recommend him often!
A great experience. Brian was very responsive and flexible in his service and even adjusted on the fly when a train came by during the service. Very happy with his availability, demeanor, and professionalism. His involvement went a long way in making this a very special day in our lives.
We were very happy with the ceremony that Brian performed for us. He had a lot of helpful suggestions and a lot of material/readings/passages to choose from, but let us make our decisions on how we wanted the ceremony to go, so we had a meaningful ceremony that really represented us. He really helped put me at ease both during the planning and during the actual ceremony, and I could not have asked for a better experience.
I chose to have our wedding our special day in our home. I wanted a small wedding just with some family and friends about 14-20 people. We had several different vows that we were given an opportunity to chose from and me and my husband made the decision together. I located Brian Purcell's service in my months of internet research. I came across Two Become One but at that time I was unaware that Mr Purcell went to school with me, my husband, and my brother-in-law.
I had a rather unconventional wedding.....on Halloween day. Brian tailored the service to everything my husband and I wanted along with helpful suggestions, and several different drafts for the service to choose from.
Brian was easy to work with and provided an organized outline for us in constructing our ceremony. He was a pleasure to work with!
Brian went above and beyond for us! We were so pleased to have him be such an integral part of our wedding day. Our family loved him, too. And I'm so touched that he still sends us messages now and then to check on us. This is a man who really cares about the people he marries and loves what he does. We were very lucky. :)
Brian was great, he fit right in with our families and it seemed he had known us forever. The service was beautiful, he was very professional, and I would definitely recommend him! Thanks Brian for a great day!!!!
Brian did a wonderful job. He was very professional and flexable. He was more than happy to cater to all of our needs and was willing to meet us anywhere and help us taylor our ceremony. Brian was always quick to answer any questions we had. I would recomend him.
Brian was very helpful in planning the ceromony. He is very flexable and I highly recommend him
Mr Purcell did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. We had an interfaith marriage (christian and jewish) and he performed the ceremony beautifully.
Pastor Brian is an amazing person. We were so touched by his words! He definetely helped a lot making our day even more special!
Mr. Purcell was great!!! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Mr. Purcell was very nice and did a wonderful job. I highly recomend him to anyone. He had the best idea for my husband to give my daughter a promis ring after he gave me mine. I don't cry easily but I couldn't help myself when my husband gave my daughter the promis ring. I can't thank Mr. Purcell enough for that. It really made my daughter feel like she was a part of the wedding and made my wedding very special. Thank you.
Brian is a wonderful minister and provides each couple with wonderful guidance and a beayutiful service.
Brian is extremely professional and great to work with. He takes pride in his work and also in his clients and their specific needs. He not only wants to make sure your wedding ceremony is exactly what the couple is looking for but also wants to make himself available for any support the couple may need, before during and long after the wedding takes place. I would definetly recommend Two Become One Ministry and Brian, without a doubt an amazing choice!
As a wedding planner, Brian is truly a joy to work with. Our couples always enjoy their time with him and appreciate the memorable and personal touch he gives to their special day.
I love working with Brian. He is always professional and sincere. He conducts his rehearsals and ceremonies thoroughly and thoughtfully. Each ceremony is customized to meet his clients' needs.
Whenever I work with Brian, I know my job will be much...
Mr. Purcell is an incredible officiant, reliable, professional and flexible.the ceremony he created was one of a kind. i recommend him to every bride i meet. because of his flexibility and personal interest he take in every wedding. he is like an old friend.
Dear Couple to be United,
Congratulations on your engagement! You are about to embark on one of life's most sacred adventures. Your wedding ceremony is the official start of your life together and I know how much you want it to be special and very meaningful.
My goal is to perform a ceremony that tells your love story and meets your needs, while honoring who you are, your dreams, your love and hopes! In the process of forming this very special moment I will also work with you to create a ceremony that lets your family and friends know how much you appreciate them, by expressing the very important role they play in your life. Officiating is more than a labor of love to me, it’s a sacred trust and a blessing. It is a humble, unique way of making the world a little brighter, two special people at a time.
Your wedding day will be the start of a very long walk together as one. When I am given the honor to perform a wedding I take every second of every minute of every day I get to prepare for this ceremony to the heart. Your
wedding day will forever be the day that will make you the husband and the wife you so want to be. When I do a wedding I do not do it just for the wedding day but for the marriage life the two of you will have.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me via phone or email to make arrangements or to discuss your wedding ceremony further. You can contact me by phone 866-990-4480 or by email at email@example.com for any other information you may need for me to help bring you two together as one.
Careful planning will enable you to truly enjoy every moment of your Wedding Day. Arrangements for a large formal
wedding should ideally begin at least 8 – 12 months in advance; however, many beautiful weddings are put together in considerably
less time. The important thing is to follow a timetable; read the articles in this guide; and let your contracted suppliers
help you. Share the planning duties with your fiancé, your families, and your attendants – much of the fun is doing it
Six to Twelve Months
❏ Decide budget; discuss sharing of expenses.
❏ Decide type of wedding.
❏ Formal ❏ Semi-formal ❏ Informal
❏ Choose date/time
❏ Choose location of ceremony ___________________
❏ Choose reception facility _______________________
❏ Select caterer/wedding consultant ________________
❏ Meet with clergy member; consider
❏ Discuss alternative dates with clergy or officiator.
❏ Decide size of wedding party, choose attendants.
❏ Select gown style. Shop __________________________
❏ Select veil style. Shop ___________________________
❏ Select attendants’ apparel. Shop ___________________
❏ Plan details of reception.
❏ Select Photographer. ____________________________
❏ Have engagement photos taken. Date _______________
❏ Select music for reception. _______________________
❏ Select videographer. _____________________________
❏ Select florist. __________________________________
❏ Compile families’ invitation list. Bride’s _____________
❏ Discuss gown colors and styles with mothers of
bride & groom.
❏ Plan an engagement party with family and friends
❏ Find out what bridal shows are in the area and plan
❏ Place engagement announcement in the local paper
Four to Six Months
❏ Select men’s formal wear; Order ___________________
❏ Select ceremony musicians/vocalists and music.
❏ Make honeymoon plans. Travel Agent ______________
❏ Decide on new living arrangement: buying,
renting or leasing?
❏ Consult decorator about home décor: _______________
❏ Register gift preferences with one or more
❏ Order invitations, personal stationery, programs,
Delivery Date __________________________________
❏ Professionally prepare and print map to include
❏ Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
❏ Have physical examinations and update immunizations
❏ Plan and schedule beauty preparations (nails, diet, hair,
skin care and makeup)
❏ Buy wedding rings; order engraving
Two to Four Months
❏ Reserve rental items; candelabra, arches, canopy,
Rental Company _______________________________
Hiring An Officiant for Your Wedding Ceremony
As a wedding officiant, I’m generally the last vendor to be interviewed. I don’t take it personally…most couples spend a lot of time and energy scheduling and hiring people to make the reception an event that will be remembered for a long time, and it’s the celebration that everyone looks forward to. But once every last reception detail has been completed, some brides and grooms will often say to each other, “Yikes! We don’t have anyone to marry us yet!”
When you think about it, the person who speaks the words of your ceremony is one of the most important people in attendance. A lot of couples belong to a church or house of worship; there’s already a relationship established with the clergyperson and the parties know one another. But what about those folks who don’t belong to a church? Or don't share the same religious background and neither wishes to convert? Or who don’t want to be married in a church? Or who don’t subscribe to a specific religion/belief system at all? Or who might belong to a religion that doesn’t support couples who live together…or have a child together…or where one of the parties is divorced? It’s this population that needs to find someone who will marry them.
Where do you start? I recommend talking to married friends for a referral, or a Google search like “ Officiant", or on MyPartyPlanner.com. You will get many hits, no doubt, and it will be up to you to find just the right person.
Look closely at their website. You can hopefully learn about the officiant’s personality, credentials, experience, and sometimes even fees. Call the officiant and ask for a face-to-face meeting (you can send an e-mail asking the same as well). There should be no fee for the initial consultation, and the officiant should ask you a lot of questions about the two of you, what you want for your ceremony, and then let you know up-front whether he/she can deliver. Ask for referrals. Discuss the fee for service, and what that includes. Most vendors ask for a deposit to secure the date; expect the same when hiring your officiant. Remember, also, that the decision to hire because he/she is the cheapest is not how to hire an officiant. You want someone who has experience, professionalism and reliability (referrals can tell you about these). But even more important than how much the service costs, you should feel a connection with this person. He/she should be happy to give you want YOU want, and not dictate how the ceremony will be conducted. You should feel comfortable in his/her presence, and believe that this person really has your best interests at heart. Sometimes this takes a leap of faith—no pun intended!
After I marry a couple, I send them a follow-up e-mail, thanking them for choosing me to officiate, and for honest feedback. They say that I made them feel at-ease, they appreciated my sense of humor, they were confident in my abilities, I was easily (and cheerfully) accessible, my referrals gave glowing recommendations, and that I made no judgments about them…when others did. You should use these to help you find the right officiant for YOUR ceremony. Good luck in your search!
a silk floral bouquet
an 8" wedding cake
two stemmed glasses
a chilled bottle of bubbly (sparkling wine or cider)
eight each plates, forks, and napkins
a disposable camera
rice for tossing or bubbles to be blown
a package of tissues
a printed copy of your personalized ceremony
an a personalized wedding certificate
Email me to check availability of dates. I can prepare this package in as little as 48 hours, but only if I am not already booked. You may book it as far in advance as you like. The cost for the elopement package is only $250.00! (Travel fees may apply if I must drive more than thirty miles.)