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Officiant in Tacoma, WA,
(818) 454-0960
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    Amanda

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  • John is absolutely amazing! I'll be honest, we were a little skeptical having someone officiant our wedding that we didn't have a close relationship with but, by the end of our experience/ceremony we felt like we had known him for years! He was super professional, took the time to learn who we were as individuals and as a couple, was very responsive and was very organized and definetly knows what he is doing! He truly made our day the Best Day Ever and I highly recommend him to anyone!

    Sean Fooks

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  • When I was planning my wedding, just like many people, I wanted mine to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as possible). I spent so much time researching, calling, price negotiating, and so on. The entire process was very stressful, confusing, and expensive. That is, except my experience with John Candler. When I was looking for an officiant, I looked online and read many reviews. I looked at their faces, and tried my best to imagine their personalities. I know this sounds bad, but I simply didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to meet multiple pastors, priests, nuns or whoever to find the perfect officiant. When I saw the reviews for John, the people described a person that was warm, professional, and simply great at what he does. So I sent him a message, hoping that he was available for our special day. He quickly replied, within minutes, and let us know he was available. He directed us to his website for more information, photos, reviews, and rates. His website was prof... Read more

    Jana Leicht

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  • John was amazing from start to finish helping us plan our ceremony and vows. His warm and caring presence put us at ease and his sense of humor made us sure that he was the one for us. Our ceremony was honestly perfect, he truly made our big day the "Best Day Ever!" We will forever be grateful to John for all of his help and guidance. I promise if you pick him you will have the Best Day Ever too!

    Craig Lewis

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  • I can't say enough good things about John!! From the moment he got there until he left we absolutely enjoy not only the service he provided but his company as well! Everyone in attendance asked at one point or another, how long I had known John, did we work together or how we seemed to be pretty close friends! I had only met John when he showed up for the wedding! Thanks, John, and I'm sure we will meet again!!

    Meredith Barrett

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  • John was one of our favorite parts of our wedding and truly made our big day the best day ever. Thanks to him, our ceremony was a perfect combination of fun and serious. He was eager to hear our story and tailored to our vision for the ceremony. We can't thank him enough for the absolute amazing day. Thank you, John!

    Fatima Maldonado

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  • John told us a lot about himself, his hobbies, and passions which was a nice icebreaker to get to know him and feel comfortable around him. He was so intrigued when my fiance and I told him our love story and that really made us happy to share that part of us with him. John is easy to talk to and easy to reach! We are very excited to have him marry us.

    Brett Blackburn

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  • From the first email, phone call, and meeting it was very genuine that John loves officiating weddings and he did his absolute best to help make our day even that much more special. John was awesome to work with and was very quick to respond to any emails or texts for questions that we had. The ceremony was perfect for us; he infused our story, humor, and appreciation for all of our guests. So many of our guests complimented how great the ceremony turned out, and John took time to speak with many of our friends and family afterwards. Would highly recommend Mr. Candler for anyone!

    Andrew Smith

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  • On a Saturday, me and my fiance (I mean WIFE) decided to tie the knot the following wednesday. We reached out to John and he made sure that that would happen. He was extremely easy to work with and seemed to truly be happy to help us out. 'Best Day Ever Officiant" should be John's middle name!

    Krista Nagan

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  • When people are asked about their wedding day, most will say "It was the best day of my life." But in reality, if you dig deeper into that question, they will begin to tell you all of the little things that went wrong on this day. Well, was it really the best day ever then? Our wedding was. We can honestly say that hiring our friend John to perform our ceremony was crucial in ensuring we had a magical ceremony. For starters, John was extremely personable and took the time to connect with us on several occasions before the ceremony. Through three conversations he was able to perfectly capture our unique story and retell it to all of our guests. He was charismatic, funny, and serious when need be. It was such a blessing meeting John and having him be part of our special day, The Best Day Ever.

    M Maleki

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  • John was so great and made our special day more memorable and special for us, our friends and family...highly recommend him!

    Maureen Sun

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  • So easy to work with, and really helpful and productive!

    Christine Gibson

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  • My husband and I had waited quite a while to book an officiant for our wedding (probably too long according to any wedding planning timeline). We knew how important this piece would be, but we weren't quite sure who or what we wanted exactly. Through our internet searching, we found John and it was like a light bulb went off. I knew he would be amazing (I mean, just look at his reviews!) before even talking with him, but our FaceTime meeting completely solidified things. You can tell right away how much he loves officiating and hearing all about your story. He is so genuine in his excitement for you that it gives you such a great feeling about your big day, like it's just the right fit. Not only does he ask you certain questions to get to know you as a couple, but he gives great advice on developing the ceremony outline. He crafts something that is truly unique to you as a couple and it was absolutely perfect for us! He came all the way up to Snohomish and arrived early to chat with us... Read more

    Robin Lynn

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  • So long story short, we had been planning our wedding for a full year. We kept in touch with john thru email and texting to make sure we were all on the same page. He is very easy going, flexible, and professional. Everything else with the wedding that could go wrong did. Due to the corona virus outbreak, the venue cancelled on us, the honeymoon resort cancelled on us and the governor putting us on stay at home orders really the final straw. Literally last week we started seeing articles on VIRTUAL WEDDINGS. We asked John if he could so this and he said yes. All in all the wedding moved to our back yard with just me, my husband and John. Everyone else was on video chat thru facebook. We decorated a table outside, and inside for cake and flowers. Other then a delay on getting everyone online, it turned out great. He was very patient with us trying to get everyone online to watch the wedding. He was very good about keeping his distance and using sanitizer to keep us all safe. John is HI... Read more

    Josh Wilde

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  • John was the best officiant we could have asked for! He got to know us, asked all the right questions and made our ceremony personal, funny and overall wonderful. We are so thankful he was part of our wedding day!

    Jamie Olaf

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  • If you are in the market for a wedding officiant, John is truly the best out there. Immediately after meeting at a coffee shop, we knew John could welcome us into married life before our family and friends. Over a cup of coffee, we got to know one another while effectively deciding the vibe of our upcoming wedding ceremony. John was engaged and inquisitive about ‘our story’ and had great experience to add personal touches to the day. The wedding officiant plays such an important role in telling the couple’s story to loved ones and guests, in addition to leading the newly married couple. John not only did that for our wedding ceremony, he exceeded expectations. He created such a loving environment mixed with a little humor, to make our ceremony the best part of our wedding day. During the wedding reception, many of our friends and family commented on John’s sincere and heartfelt performance. We will never forget the compassionate and thoughtful words spoken by John d... Read more
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