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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!

    Matt Piepenburg

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  • John Candler is a wonderful person, officiant and addition to any special day. (He's also a talented musician!) Whatever the venue, style or setting, John will add to the joy and excitement and I recommend him without hesitation.

    Marina Abramova

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  • John officiated our social distanced wedding ceremony in May. Overall the experience was amazing and I would highly recommend hiring John. Because my fiance is not religious and I am, we had previously been told by pastors that they would not marry us. It was a breath of fresh air to connect with John, who didn't judge and was so welcoming and willing to come out to do a wedding for us during the COVID pandemic. Initially we were able to do a FaceTime meeting to discuss what we wanted out of our ceremony. John was well prepared and sent us questions to think about before the call. After that, we had several good email exchanges and that's it! Then on our wedding date, John showed up and was very warm and professional. He personalized the whole ceremony to us and our story, and it really made it special, fun, and memorable. We had everyone after the wedding telling us that this was the best officiant they've seen so far! We couldn't be happier with our choice. 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!

    Brittany Arnold

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  • Super easy to work with. Fabulous person! He made the wedding so fun and relaxed. I would highly recommend!

    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.

    Anna Stockmon

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  • We could not make a higher recommendation for an officiant than we could for John. When we met him, we spent at least two hours at a restaurant talking, laughing, and getting to know each other. He's so easy to talk to, and wants to make sure he tells your story to your guests rather than just officiate a legal ceremony. He's also super funny, engaging, and charismatic - he's everything you want in an officiant! Regardless of if you want a religious or a civil ceremony, he will make sure that he properly represents you. We had planned to marry in May, but with the pandemic we had to postpone our wedding to 2021. We still had John come to do our small, virtual wedding, and he did an amazing job. What could turn into an awkward, muted video call felt just as engaging and fun as the real thing, with him checking up on our virtual guests and keeping them entertained. If you've had to postpone your ceremony and want to go virtual, John's your guy. We have loved working with him s... Read more

    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!
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