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Planner and Invitations and Officiant and Travel in Lawrence, KS,
(785) 766-1892
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 70 Reviews


    Brandon Ramos

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  • She was super easy to work with and helped us with a bunch!

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    Brandon, thank you so much! I appreciate all the kind words and you were great to work with as well.

    Brad Dunkin

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  • Carmen Hocking was our wedding officiant. The ceremony was beautiful. Several guests praised the amazing job she did. It was truly a fantastic night. We could not be more pleased having Carmen as a apart of our special day.

    Idette Rumann

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  • Carmen helped coordinate my son’s surprise proposal last week. The bride lives in Kansas and we live in Houston. He carefully planned the surprise proposal but Covid times meant we would not be able to participate in his big day. Carmen was instrumental in helping me support my son at a distance. The proposal took place at a park. Carmen took it upon herself to drive to the park to asses it’s layout and best way to decorate. The park was 1 hour drive for her!! She quickly understood what I wanted and was very supportive. She is responsive via phone, text and emails. She never made me feel like she was “too busy” for me or my questions. Her set up exceeded my expectations!! The flowers, linens and disposable tableware were absolutely beautiful!! The tables looked elegant and festive! Carmen was on time with her set up, and everyone who was able to attend loved how it looked. It was easy to take care of paying her via Venmo and thanks to Carmen’s taste and professionalism the... Read more

    Ashleigh Loghry

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  • Thanks to a very close nit network we were referred to Carmen and she was wonderful! We had a last minute cancellation on us from another officiant and Carmen rose to the occasion drove over 1 1/2 hours for my best friends wedding and even wrote a customized ceremony that was beautiful! She was so easy to work with and I’m so grateful she was able to help give the bride and groom a nice ceremony! Thank you Carmen!!!!!

    Linda Neutel

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  • We had allot of challenges with my daughter’s wedding due to covid-19. Carmen was very flexible, professional and brought new ideas to the table when our venue had to change. Carmen was also the officiant and worked so well with the bride and groom to specialize their ceremony so that it truly reflected them as a couple. It truly was a beautiful wedding and we could not have pulled it off without Carmen’s experience and talents!

    Stefanie Geimer

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  • Carmen Hocking made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. She was great. I sincerely hope we stay in touch.

    Terri Downs

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  • Carmen is a wonderful officiant! She writes very personable ceremonies that fit the couple she is writing for. She is a very kind person and wants your ceremony to be perfect for you. She was timely with writing and open to suggestions. I HIGHLY recommend Carmen.

    Thomas Link

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  • She performed our wedding at the park in Lawrence. Did a good job and she was reasonably priced.

    Dominee

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  • Thanks to Carmen, my husband and I had the happiest day of our lives. She went out of her way to please us and she was able to help me plan a last minute wedding.

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    Thank you so much, Dominee. You were wonderful to work with. I am very happy for you and Thomas.

    Ashley Laykovich

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  • Carmen was absolutely amazing. She helped us with things that she didn't have to. She was quick in response and gave us amazing ideas for our ceremony. She was kind, and I am so beyond grateful for everything she did for us!

    Ashley Golledge

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  • We had a great wedding experience because of A Beautiful Wedding. We began working with A Beautiful Wedding at the beginning of our engagement and everything went smoothly. We hired her the day we got engaged. All the preparations that it took to make this experience happen is because of Carmen and A Beautiful Wedding. She was professional, organized and attentive to me. Thank you Carmen and A Beautiful Wedding for a wonderful wedding experience we will never forget – the best day of our lives.

    Heather James

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  • Carmen was amazing! Went above and beyond expectations in every way! Any questions I had were answered quickly and she was a joy to have around! Would recommend Carmen with A Beautiful Wedding!

    Kyle Herron

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  • Carmen was everything we needed, she was kind, flexible, and really helped make the day special.

    Hannah

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  • Carmen was so sweet, flexible, understanding and passionate about her job. She brought a cozy and personal vibe to our wedding. It was a pleasure to have her involved and she made us feel very comfortable. Love her!!!!!!

    Adrienne Duarte

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  • Carmen was amazing, she made sure our wedding was perfect! As an out of town bride I relied heavily on Carmen to recommend wedding professionals and figure out the smaller details. She was responsive and listened to what we wanted, style and budget. I am very thankful we hired her!
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