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Officiant in Racine, WI,
(847) 208-3696
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4.9 out of 5
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    Erica C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan was wonderful. We were struggling with our wedding plans amid the pandemic and she helped ease our anxiety as soon as we met her. She really got to know us and incorporated so much of both of our personalities and personal stories into our ceremony. My aunt was supposed to be our officiant but the pandemic and cancer (she's ok!) had other ideas. Joan worked with us to figure out how to still incorporate my aunt into the virtual ceremony and even had her on FaceTime on her cellphone for the opening message. We are so grateful to have found her and she was such a calming aspect of our crazy pandemic wedding.

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    Erica and Josh - thanks SO much for the kind words. Wow! You had such a beautiful wedding and I was SO glad your aunt could be involved by giving the opening message. That worked out perfectly. I'm glad that she is OK. And, I'll always remember the great pictures you took afterward by the lake. Especially the one where you are both standing on the diving board which makes it look like you are standing on water. What great memories! I loved getting to know you and your families. You were all so kind and welcoming. It was a highlight for me to officiate your wedding. What a special day it was! Again, thanks SO much. Wishing you the best! Kind regards, Joan

    Lily N.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan was such an important part of our wedding day and ceremony! She wrote us the most beautiful ceremony and made it one of the most memorable parts of the day for us. She is truly such a special person and values her time with the couples that she works with. She puts great thought and care into capturing what makes the two of you special and shares that with the group in attendance at your special day. We would not have chose anyone else to work with or have had anyone else marry us. Joan is amazing!

    Emily C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan was the perfect fit for us. After having a difficult time finding an officiant who would do the ceremony like we wanted, we were able to find Joan! She was amazing to sit down and talk to. So easy to open up to. We wanted something shorter and not religious and something that just flower and emphasized on our relationship and our love for each other and Joan did exactly that. The ceremony was perfect. I think about it a lot because I just love how happy we were and how much love I felt in that room. I would recommend Joan to do anyone’s ceremony because she makes it for what you want and what kind of couple you are. The ceremony was everything I could ask for and more!

    Emily H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic had many moments of uncertainty. Joan helped us through many moment of uncertainty and was willing to create the perfect wedding ceremony regardless of the ceremony changes we might of needed to make. Joan met with us various times to review our ceremony, she offered suggestions on what she thought would be best, and made sure the items that were important to us were included. Joan also ran our rehearsal which was fabulous, she really took the lead to ensure everyone felt comfortable and knew their role for the day. We received many compliments regarding our ceremony! It was a remarkable day and Joan made our ceremony a moment we will cherish forever. I highly recommend Joan for your wedding ceremony!

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    Hi Emily (and Jake) - thanks so much for the great review. You two nailed it and planned the best wedding, inspite of a global pandemic. What stories you will have to tell your children!! You looked so beautiful and Jake's eyes were full of love for you as you walked down the aisle. I really enjoyed creating your beautiful ceremony together and I wish you all the best as husband and wife. Thanks again!!!! Warm regards, Joan

    Carly A.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan made our rehearsal day + our wedding day smooth, it was an absolute pleasure to work with her and we loved having her as a part of our big day! We would recommend her to ANYONE!! She made our - middle of the pandemic not so perfect wedding - a PERFECT WEDDING. She was the calm of the day and we couldnt have been happier to have her there with us.

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    HI Carly - thanks for the great review. It was SO much fun to be there with you and Austin...fireworks and all!!! You both were SO excited to get married. The feeling was contagious. You have many memories to share about planning a wedding during COVID...and you made it through, both looking amazing! Thanks for including me in your big day. I had lots of fun!! My best to you, Joan

    Gina B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • It's not easy planning a wedding during a worldwide pandemic but Joan was constantly present and always checking in to make sure we were taken care of and effectively planning. She made sure to e-mail us just to check in and to let us know that she is available for anything. During the ceremony, Joan would provide little gestures to the bride and groom to set ease on their nerves and provide some humor. With Joan's checkins throughout our entire experience as well as her patience throughout this process, we could not be happier with our choice in officiant. Thank you Joan for helping make this one of the best days of our lives.

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    Hi Gina and Kyle - thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. I can only imagine the stress of wedding planning during COVID and having to change your wedding date. You two handled it with ease and I love the COVID ring Kyle gave you on your original date. So glad to get to know you. You are such a great couple and I can't wait to see what the future lies ahead for you both. Stay in touch!!! Much love, Joan Oh - thanks for the engraved keychain. It's a treasure!!!

    Claire W.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan was absolutely amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. I found her on Wedding Wire and read through the comments and all I could see was positive feedback. Little did I know that everything I read was true! She took the time to get to know us and to find out what our vision was for our ceremony. Not only was she helpful with our ceremony planning, but when the Coronavirus ruined all our original wedding plans, Joan was there to offer her flexibility and friendship during that frustrating time. She was a complete stranger to us but was so caring and sweet through all of it that it felt like she was a good friend of ours by the time our wedding did take place. She made our special day perfect, more than we could have imagined. We can’t thank her enough for her flexibility and kindness. Joan truly is a wonderful and professional officiant, you will not go wrong picking her to be apart of your special day!

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    Claire - thanks so much for the kind words. It was quite a challenge to plan a wedding with such uncertainty. My heart went out to you both. You made good choices and had a beautiful wedding at Ben's family home. Everything was perfect and you looked stunning!!! I was so honored to be there with you both. You and your families were so kind and welcoming. I wish you both many long years of married bliss. Hugs to you, Joan

    Molly N.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My now-husband and I have nothing but good things to say about our experience working with Joan as our officiant. When the pandemic took over our original wedding plans, Joan was continuously flexible with our what seemed like never-ending changing of plans. She offered us support when we needed it, and when we were stressed out, she reminded us why we were planning a wedding in the first place - to become husband and wife. Leading up to our wedding, Joan worked with us over video calls, where she would ask us questions about our love story and our expectations for our marriage and translating this information into a truly customized ceremony script. Joan even had worksheets and examples for us to refer to when it came to vows, ring words, and the marriage address, so we could choose wording and passages that resonated the most with us and our personal style. Joan ended up officiating our ceremony in an intimate outdoor setting with our closest family and friends. At the end of the ce... Read more

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    Thanks Molly and Richard! You had the most fantastic 'Plan B' wedding! And a great love story to go with it. I really had fun being there with you and enjoyed the time with your friends and family. Thanks for the kind review and I can't wait to see you next summer!!! Gratefully, Joan

    Autumn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joan was absolutely amazing! She was so easy going and took the extra time to truly get to know us. Taking that time allowed her to write a beautiful ceremony about us. We received so many compliments on what a wonderful ceremony it was. She just did such a good job with helping us put our story all together, directing our rehersal and made us prepared for what we should be doing at the ceremony. We are so thankful for her being apart of our day and you will be too!

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    Autumn - I appreciate your kind review. You were an absolutely gorgeous, glowing bride and Joey's love for you shined!!! It was so much fun to be there with you two. You are an amazing couple with a bright future! I must say, your wedding was a highlight for me! Thanks again!

    Micaela

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with Joan was a pleasure! She was accommodating and fun to work with to make our ceremony ours. She was helpful when we weren't quite sure what we wanted and patient as we worked through exactly how we wanted our ceremony to go. I am glad we found Joan, she was able to make our ceremony exactly what we dreamed of!

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    Hey Mica - thanks for the kind words and great review. It was SO much fun working with you and Andres. What a perfect couple you are and you had the most fantastic wedding. I loved that you weren't shy about putting what you wanted in the ceremony. It was definitely light and joyfilled, yet meaningful. Thanks again!!!

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was so nice to work with Joan! She tailored our ceremony perfectly for us after taking time to get to know us and our love story. It was a very smooth experience and she definitely made us feel comfortable and heard from planning to the big day!!

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    Hi Katie and Christo - thanks SO much for the kind words. It was a pleasure being there with you two and sharing your love story. You knew what you wanted and it really was beautiful. Wishing your family happiness and a big hug to Ava! Much love, Rev. Joan

    Staci

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with Rev Joan was such a great experience! She listened to us and built a custom ceremony around our love story and our preferences. We received so many compliments about how our day was so focused on love and Rev Joan definitely set that tone from the very beginning! ♥️

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    Staci - what a beautiful wedding in Lake Geneva! You two are an amazing couple, starting with being high school sweethearts to all the adventures you are sharing raising a family. It was so much fun being a part of your special day. Thanks for your kind words.

    Samantha D.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Reverend Joan got to know my husband and I so well that people thought that we’d known her for years. Upon meeting her, she took so many notes to make sure that our love story was exactly the way that it felt and happened for us. Our ceremony was short and sweet and absolutely perfect! She’s a dream come true!

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    Thanks Samantha for your great review. I fell in love with you both!!!! What a gorgeous bride you were. I am glad that you both are still on a honeymoon!!!! It was so much fun!!!

    Natalie R.

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were a little nervous about finding an officiant for our wedding. Every wedding that we had been to in the past involved someone the couple knew or became extremely religious. Our goal was to find someone who would seek to understand us and could tell our love story in a beautiful way. Joan exceeded our expectations! We talked over the phone to get to know one another and enjoyed how approachable and friendly she was. She shared some of her background with us and inquired about our relationship. Speaking with her felt easy. I didn't know what to expect when we were told to complete paperwork about our thoughts on marriage and our love story. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience (even though it intimidated my husband a little bit haha) and it made us feel valued. We met with Joan in person to go over all of the details and she helped guide us in the right direction. She had a large selection of excerpts to be used and the ceremony seemed to write itself! My husband and ... Read more

    Meagan K.

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Reverend Joan married my husband and I in June and we were happy to have her! Despite a last minute venue change the week of our wedding, Joan was cool, calm, and collected and helped run a smooth rehearsal and ceremony! We loved that we met Joan before the big day and were able to plan out everything for the ceremony beforehand, it helped reduce a lot of stress!

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    Hi Meagan and Adam - thanks so much for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about your wedding. You looked so stunning in that dress!!!! And, you were able to stay calm and cool with all the support of family and friends that helped in the venue change as well. It was a lovely place and an awesome wedding. Thanks again!!!

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