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I was very excited to find an officiant who truly shares my belief that a wedding ceremony can still be special and important WITHOUT mention of religion! She was so open to all our ideas and gave us some of her own when we didn't know what we wanted, and was able to to incorporate them into a beautiful ceremony that our guests raved was amazing, unique, wonderful, and perfectly us. She truly means that every single word is up for approval and is so accommodating to any requested changes, so we felt completely comfortable with our entire ceremony. I got many compliments on not just the content of the ceremony, but also Anita herself! My guests said she was a wonderful speaker and that her tone and energy were perfect, and I couldn't agree more! — Elizabeth L.
Anita was icing on our wedding cake! At our initial meeting, both of us felt extremely comfortable — it was like talking to a member of our family or a close friend. She had us fill out a questionnaire taking into account all kinds of information about our relationship and story. We laughed and cried, and felt she understood us as a couple. It was actually really fun to complete a month or two before the wedding. She sent us a draft of the ceremony and it was excellent, everything we wanted and more.
We had a ton of our family members and friends come up to us afterward, raving about the service and the way she told our story (like she knew and cared about us)! …. Not to mention, she helped a rather frazzled bridal party light candles, and everything else that needed to get done before the ceremony started. We truly did not appreciate, until we went through this entire process, the incredibly important/ invaluable role of a celebrant (more specifically Anita)... Have Anita conduct your service, you won't regret it! — Rashonda & Steve
Anita is truly one of those rare people that can talk with a person, get a feel for them, and figure out what makes them tick. Her ceremony was personal, warm, and totally about us. She walks you through the process step by step and is patient with any questions or concern you might have. We wanted to include a planting ceremony and she took the idea and ran with it. She speaks from her heart and loves people and joining lives. Our guests could not stop complimenting the ceremony and how it told the story of "us." — Sandra H.
From the moment we met her, we knew she was everything we were looking for: confident, flexible, responsible, organized, kind, and willing to meet our indecisive needs. She crafted a wonderful ceremony that incorporated everything crazy for which we had hoped: nothing spiritual, lots of humor, and Star Trek quotes. It was a beautiful ceremony that I promptly bawled my way through and Anita was right there at the altar with tissues for me.
The best part about Anita was her presence on the day of the ceremony. She was calm, cool, and collected. She was willfully in contact with all of our other vendors and coordinators and provided very organized schedules of events for each person. Anita is like the family member at your wedding you didn't know you had. She really immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I couldn't imagine my wedding with anyone else! — Carolyn S.
Anita put together one on the most heartfelt, loving ceremonies that I still tear up when I think about the words. It was filled will laughter, tears, and memories….. Our friends and family are still talking about the ceremony. The theme is usually the same - "Best wedding ever!" Anita did an excellent job getting to know us and custom designing a ceremony that fit who we are and what we wanted to celebrate. — Luis & Dan
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