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Officiant in La Plata,
(301) 641-3028
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    Erin

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  • After doing some research my husband and I had contacted Fran to be our officiant for our wedding. We met with her several months before hand so she could get a feeling for what type of ceremony we were looking for. She really took the time to really getting to know us and let us know all of our options. She gave us some great ideas for a unique ceremony. After receiving the rough drat of the ceremony, I could not believe all the personal touches she was able to fit in! It was very easy to let her know if you wanted to change anything to make it just right! She was very professional with all the equipment included to make sure all of our guest could hear and enjoy the ceremony as well. Her gentle words had everyone in tears and led the way to a great day! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a meaningful, heartwarming ceremony, no matter who you are.

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    Dear Erin - you and Jason are absolutely perfect together. Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day. It was fantastic! I'm so very happy you liked the ceremony :)

    Brittany

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  • REVIEW PART TWO (Had to make another account for the rest of the review) The second interview with Fran was extremely helpful. She answered all my questions about the wedding and how it is supposed to be performed. She also made last minute changes and gave me great advice as to how to have a wonderful ceremony. Now, on the wedding day, which is such a stressful and yet wonderful day, I was almost on the verge of tears when Fran finally came to the venue. When I saw her face, I felt immediately at ease. She helped to take charge of all the issues that were occurring. She reassured me that it was going to be a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding and there was nothing to worry about. She was right. Fran not only officiates a wedding but makes you feel at ease with no need to stress the small stuff. Without her, my wedding would have been much harder than it should have been. Everyone loved Fran was the officiant. Friends and family asked me where I found her and complimented to... Read more

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    I truly feel like I have made a lifelong friend! It was such fun and an honor to be a part of your wedding day :) You were so beautiful, both inside and outside. Congratulations again to you and Ben. I know you will have a wonderfully happy life together :) Remember to always keep an eye on his ties!!!!!

    Brittany

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  • REVIEW PART 1 In a nutshell, my wedding ceremony was beautiful, personal, poetic and fun all because of Fran. She was able to make such a beautiful ceremony and fill it with who my husband (Ben) and I are. However, I want to give the whole story of why I believe Fran is the best officiant for a wedding. I have been to a few other weddings before for friends and family. Yes they had wonderful ceremonies and yes their officiants were nice but there is something about Fran that makes it so much better. I found Fran on WeddingWire and I searched around quite a bit and I called a few other officiants. When Fran called me back after I sent her an e-mail about officiating my wedding, I knew she would be the one. Her excitement about weddings, the sweet tone in her voice and her encouragement to create a personal ceremony for the couple made me choose her after the phone call. The first interview with Fran was about eleven months before the wedding and it was great. She sat down w... Read more

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love you guys :)

    bethany

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  • Fran was AMAZING. Our ceremony was very original, meaningful, moving, I just can't say how wonderful a job she did. Everyone commented on how moving our ceremony was thanks to her. She was incredible and i highly recommend her.

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    Thank you so much Bethany. The day was so emotional and I was so happy to be a part of it! You looked stunning and David was so handsome. What a great day!

    Darlene

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  • Lost our minister a week and a half before the wedding couldnt find anyone to return my call found celebrations of marriage on wedding wire.com and got an imeadiate response. Fran & her husband made our day absolutely perfect. Highly recommend her.

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    Thank you Darlene. I'm very happy that you contacted me - it was a wonderful honor to be able to marry you!

    User4084350

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  • As a bride, the wedding planning was stressful and difficult for me. Fran was extremely flexible with where and when she could meet with us. Upon first meeting with Fran, she takes the time to get to know the couple. She then whips up an extremely unique, personable story for the wedding. Fran was a breathtaking officiant at our wedding! Our guests were talking about her ceremony for days afterwards. She was extremely fast at responding to emails filled with questions. She was very professional, polite, calming, reassuring, and a fabulous officiant. I would recommend to her all my friends, family, coworkers or anyone getting married!

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    Thank you so much! It was a fabulous day - and the two of you make such a great couple. Always stay as happy as you were that day!!!!

    Stephanie

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  • Fran performed the ceremony for our wedding. We basically planned the whole wedding in a matter of 3 weeks. Even with this short time frame, Fran was very accommodating. The reviews online for Celebration of Marriage were great and after meeting Fran we knew they spoke of the truth. Fran took the time to get to know us and create a ceremony that would fit us. She also took the time to work with us on different ideas for the service. We decided to include hand fasting in our ceremony and it turned out to be one of the most memorable moments. Thank you Fran for making our wedding day special!

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    Thank you so much! Your wedding day was so sunny and bright - and you looked so happy :) It was such a pleasure to share in it with you!

    Ariel

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  • Fran was a wonderful officiant. She combined our faiths and included meaningful rituals in the ceremony. She was very responsive and enthusiastic. And, when a technical issue occurred during the ceremony, she thought quickly on her feet to help move past it.

    Melissa

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  • Fran officiated our wedding on March 8, 2014 and our ceremony was perfect! Fran is a true professional and she's fantastic at her job. She met with us ahead of time to really get to know us and to craft a ceremony that fit our personalities as well as the tone we wanted to achieve for our ceremony. After the initial meeting, she was easy to contact throughout the process with any questions or changes. She arrived early to the location to make sure everything was set-up properly. And the end result was better than I could have imagined. Fran is warm and genuine and all our guests raved about the service. Just meet with her. You won't regret it.

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    Thank you Missy! I loved performing your ceremony. John's vows made me laugh so hard - I'll never forget how much fun we had. It was a beautiful day at a gorgeous venue! Thank you again for letting me be a part of it!

    Sarah

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  • Fran did an incredible job. Our first meeting she got to know us and used that in our ceremony. She is very sweet and has a beautiful speaking voice. She gave us advice on some things to use for our ceremony and it made everything perfect.

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    Thank you so much Sarah! Meeting you and Eric was such a pleasure. Everything about your wedding day was beautiful. Thank you again for letting me be a part of it!

    Dolores

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  • When my husband and I decided to have a formal wedding I went online and did some research. I came to weddingwire.com and found Mrs Fran Calhoon who was the perfect fit. We met with her and sat and talked for hours discussing what we wanted our ceremony to be like. She took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony perfect for us. About a month or so before the wedding she sent me a rough draft of our ceremony and it brought me to tears. she was amazing in the love she portrayed between us and the combining of our family. Fran has such a beautiful way with words and capturing the true essence of our family. Everyone that attended our wedding continually commented to me on how beautiful the ceremony was. I could not have asked for a better experience for our wedding day. Because of Fran our dream of a beautiful wedding came true. She went above and beyond our expectations.

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    Thank you so much! It was such a beautiful day and there was so much love present! You looked so happy; it as an absolute joy to watch you. Thank you again for letting me a part of your special day :)

    Stacey

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  • Fran Calhoon at Celebrations of Marriage was magnificent. Not only did she meet with us in person to talk about what we wanted, she helped walk us through, step-by-step, by offering suggestions and answering our endless questions. The end result was simply beautiful. Fran is a graceful public speaker, and she customized our wedding to be exactly what we wanted - even down to the robe she wore! Her staff was friendly and attentive, and though she was professional throughout, by the end we felt like Fran was part of our family. She was very reassuring and helpful during our excitement, and took us carefully through every part of the process - before, during and even after. Fran was immediately responsive to our questions and needs, and let us tailor the ceremony. She even sent us a copy of the script so we could tweak what we wanted. The amount of effort she put into our wedding was worth ten-fold what it cost. If you are looking for a wonderful officiant, we suggest you look no... Read more

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    Thank you Stacey! You and Kat are beautiful, wonderful, adorable - all those kinds of adjectives :) Your wedding was a one of a kind evening, and what a joy it was to be able to marry you!

    Janet

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  • Fran performed a wedding on 3 weeks notice for our daughter and new son-in-law. Her personality and professionalism are second to none. The ceremony was truly the most beautiful and unique that my husband and I have ever experienced. Fran was very flexible and accommodating with the ceremony, and arrived early and ready to help. She was very calming and professional with me (a nervous mother of the bride who wanted everything to be perfect). My daughter and son-in-law describe her as awesome and perfect. Fran thought about everything, including having the personal words on cards for the bride and groom to read, an emergency kit to take care of last minute wardrobe issues, etc., and thought everything through with great intuition. There were both tears and laughter through the ceremony. Fran even referred us to a fantastic DJ (DJ Dave), and her husband John graciously came with her to take some terrific pictures. The evening could not have turned out any better. My husband a... Read more

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    I'm so happy you were all happy! It was such a wonderful evening. I can't tell you how honored I was to share in such a magical time :) I'm very happy to have made new friends :) and the vow renewal will be awesome, I'm sure!

    Jennifer

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  • Ms Calhoun has made our special day the greatest day ever. She really makes a point that she knew both the bride and groom to be and personalize the ceremony however you want it to be. I just spoke to a friend of mine who is getting married soon but unfortunately she lives in Florida.... I would definitely recommend her. Celebrations of marriage is truly the best!! Thank you for everything.

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    Thank you Jeni! You were such a beautiful bride and Marc such a dashing groom :) The emotion in the room was electric! What a happy day for such a fantastic couple. I know your future will be as bright as the light in your eyes on your wedding day :)

    User3756447

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  • From the moment we spoke to Fran, we felt she was the perfect officiant for us! Her warm spirit and sense of humor is exactly what we were looking for. Our ceremony was sort of a last minute gig and it was very stressful trying to find the right officiant that was available on the date and time we needed; not to mention at the right price! We both found Fran to be more than accommodating and her service to be impeccable. I truly believe that Fran was brought into our lives for a reason. She and her husband are an amazing "team" and we could not thank them enough for how they have blessed our lives.
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