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Officiant in Parkton, Maryland,
(724) 263-9836
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  • 177 Reviews


    Chad Fike

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  • I will keep this short and sweet: Rachael is AWESOME. Don't think twice about it. Us guys don't show it but we are a nervous wreck on the big day and she seriously seriously helped me through it. THANK YOU AGAIN!

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    I am so glad I could help calm some of your nerves - that's what I'm there for! Weddings are such a special day, and I thank you for trusting me to be a part of yours. Also, thanks for the sweet review!

    Brandi

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  • There are not enough words to talk about how amazing Ceremony by Rachael is! I was anxious about booking an officiant and boy I am beyond grateful that we booked Rachael for our big day! All the raving reviews are spot on, as Rachael went out of her way to make sure my husband and I both felt at ease throughout the entire process. She has a warm and caring personality that shines when she is doing what she loves. She made the entire process as easy as possible, provided great feedback and suggestions and helped us create a unique ceremony specific to us as a couple. Several of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and that is all thanks to Rachael and the efforts she puts in with her clients. If you are looking for someone who will listen, make you feel comfortable, guide you and has your best interest at heart, look no further, as Rachael is the best of the best!!

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    Brandi!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this lovely review. I'm so happy to have been the one to stand with you and Chad, and I LOVE that you felt comfortable through the whole planning process and beyond... I love that! Please be sure to keep in touch!

    Lacey

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  • Rachael was the perfect person to take charge and help us organize our wedding day and ceremony! Her ceremony planning tools are soooo helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed picking out specific pieces for our ceremony that best fit us as a couple. She was so consultative and super responsive to any questions we had throughout the process. She officiated our ceremony beautifully and was a wonderful addition to our wedding team! Thank you, Rachael!!

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    Lacey!! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review my small business. I am always grateful for sweet reviews like this, and am truly thankful that I got to be a part of your wedding day. Knowing you enjoyed planning your ceremony is amazing! Stay in touch!! :)

    Bill Wright

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  • We were very lucky to have Rachael as our officiant. On a personal level, she's smart, funny and relaxed, which was great as we dealt with the many things that had nothing to do with her. For the ceremony, she was very flexible, listening to our suggestions, making ones of her own, and sharing her knowledge about what works so all the pieces fit together smoothly. She was particularly good at working our two kids into the ceremony, making it so they really felt part of things. Our guests also thought she was great -- they even seemed a little disappointed that we hadn't known her before we started planning. We recommend her highly.

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    I am so grateful for the time taken to write such a thoughtful review! Being a part of your wedding day and incorporating your kids was so special to me, especially being a mom myself! I love what I do. Thank you for your kind words. Stay in touch!!

    Jacob Lozano

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  • Rachael is amazing, and makes mapping out your special day simple and personal. If you’re looking for officiant who is easy to work with and cares about your needs then stop your search and hire her!

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    Well, this is a first! Thank you, Jacob, for writing such a sweet review for me, even before we've had the chance to fully get through all of wedding planning! What a lovely surprise! :)

    Matthew Shea

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  • Rachael was absolutely perfect! She made the planning process a breeze ahead of the ceremony and was very easy to work with and was incredibly flexible. The day of the ceremony she made everyone feel very at ease. Our guests assumed she was a family friend because of how naturally she got along with everyone. Every review we looked at told us to hire her and we will be no different. She was an essential to making our wedding day as special as it was.

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    Eek! Thank you SO MUCH Matt for this shining review! I'm so honored you chose me to be your officiant, and I LOVE that you and Lindsey felt comfortable and relaxed.... mission accomplished! Please be sure to keep in touch!

    Sarah

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  • Rachael helped us make the ceremony that we didn't know we wanted! We received so many compliments about Rachael's presentation style, how she moved to get out of the way of pictures and just the general flow of our ceremony! During the planning process, Rachael provided many ideas for readings, blessings, wording, rituals, etc., and also helped us incorporate some of our own ideas into the ceremony. She made the process so easy and always responded quickly to questions/comments. We also wrote our own vows and she was a great soundboard to bounce ideas off of. In addition, she organizes your vows and readings and brings them to the ceremony in an easy to read format so you and your readers do not have to worry about a thing! She also gives you great pointers on where to stand, look, etc. to get the best pictures of your ceremony. After the ceremony, we got caught up in family pictures and Rachael went and found our marriage certificate for us so we could make the whole thing official! ... Read more

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    Sarah!!! Thank you SO MUCH for reviewing me! I'm so happy your friends, family, and YOU liked so many components of the ceremony... it was by far one of my favorites! I'm so honored to have had the chance to stand with you and Dan that day... thank you for allowing me the privilege. Please keep in touch! -Rachael

    Kristina

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband Steven and I could not say enough wonderful things about our officiant, Rachael. From the first time we spoke on the phone to our wedding day, she has been an absolute joy to work with. She was able to completely customize our ceremony so that it was unique to who we are, which made it that much more special. She crafted the perfect ceremony content and her kindhearted nature was apparent to all. She kept in contact with us all throughout the process and was extremely quick to respond. She had everyone laughing at one point, which was so wonderful, and she spoke so eloquently. Rachael is personable, professional, and just all around wonderful. We got many, many compliments on her ceremony performance. You will not be disappointed in selecting Rachael to be your officiant, she was exceptional and truly captured our vision.

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    Kristina, thank you SO MUCH for the great review! I take such pride in this, especially coming from a teacher who is detail oriented as well! I'm so happy to have been the "kindhearted" person standing with you on your wedding day... thank you so much for choosing me!

    Jacinta

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  • So, I can't even put into words the immediate connection my husband and I had when simply just texting and talking to Rachael over the phone prior to even meeting her in person. Rachael is so laid back and makes it easy to enjoy ceremony planning. Rachael has so many options for different couples and takes the time to get to you know and make suggestions for your specific relationship and your expectations of your wedding. Rachael was able to recommend a great day of wedding coordinator and even stepped in last minute for our rehearsal. I had multiple compliments on how organized and professional she was at the rehearsal and at the wedding, and I 100% agree! I can't gush enough about everything Rachael and I was sad that she couldn't stay for the reception, because I was that comfortable and glad to have her around. She totally understood our vision and helped flush it out. Many of my family members have said it was one of the best weddings they have been to and I give Rachael so much ... Read more

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    Jacinta, you left out the drinks! Man... of all the reviewers, I thought for sure YOU'D mention meeting up for happy hour! Haha! Thank you so incredibly much for this very detailed and gushing review... I am so happy to have been the one to stand with you and Mike, and I'm more than thrilled to know I made such an impression on your friends and family (which I take as a HUGE compliment!)

    Danielle

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  • We cant say enough good things about Rachael and her work! She had an entire game plan ready from day one, she instructed us on the day of and gave us pointers on the best pictures and when to do what. Extremely professional, I would recommend her to everyone!

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    Aw, Dani, thank you SO MUCH for this incredible review! I absolutely adored being your officiant, and loved standing with so many of your wonderful friends and family! Please be sure to keep in touch!

    Mallarie

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  • We recently had the pleasure to work with Rachael. Even though Rachael wasn’t the officiant who performed our ceremony because she was already booked on our wedding day she was with us during the entire process to guide and help us the entire way and answer any questions we had. Our officiant was Cara (officiant in training). She was also great. We couldn’t have asked for more working with the two of them. We wanted more of a non religious ceremony and they both delivered just what we hoped for. They were both the sweetest from the first FaceTime call we had to the day after. They were so positive and encouraging through the entire experience and always checked in to be sure everything was on track. I would definitely recommend working with Rachael! She is wonderful. Cara stayed following the ceremony to take pictures with us and wish us well. She made us feel extremely comfortable and relaxed. She had to work with our 5 kids (which is never easy) during the ceremony. She was extre... Read more

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    Mallarie, I am at a loss of words! It's not very often that one of the couples I help to "plan" a ceremony follows-up with a review! Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to point out how Cara and I worked as a team to help plan and execute the perfect ceremony. We felt so honored and happy to be apart of such a memorable day in your families lives! Thank you so much for trusting us!

    Alyssa Banke

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  • We absolutely adored Rachael! She was such a pleasure to work with. She was always quick to respond and super patient (especially with trying to work with our crazy night shift schedules!) with us. She helped us out so much and truly made the process fun and easy! She allows you to make your ceremony how YOU want it to be. You can add and take away whatever you want and she is there for advice along the way. She works very hard to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. She did things in the ceremony like walking around to help the photographer get the best possible pictures of us at the ceremony- when we had our first kiss, she had moved from behind us so that the picture is just my new husband and I sharing our first kiss which I love and cherish so much. She also had little things that she did that were different- like having our parents sit on the opposite sides so that they were able to watch our faces and not our backs during the ceremony that were genius! We would... Read more

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    Eek! Thank you SO MUCH Alyssa for this fantastic review! I am so happy that the "little things" did not go unnoticed, and I'm ESPECIALLY happy I didn't ruin that first kiss photo! Yes!!!!! And without a doubt, I think we should ABSOLUTELY meet up yearly to renew your vows! What a TERRIFIC idea! Count me in!

    John Carper

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  • Rachel was fantastic. She is great a reading her clients and knowing exactly what they want even when you really don’t. We did not have an official wedding planner but I our wedding was absolutely perfect. There is not enough great things I can say about our experience with Rachel!

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    Thank you so much, John, for taking the time to write a review for me! I'm so incredibly honored that you two chose me to stand with you and help with your planning. I LOVE seeing all of your amazing photos from you special day! Keep in touch!

    Kayla Fleming

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  • Rachael was AMAZING, she was very helpful from the beginning. She answered any and all questions I had at any time even before we decided to go with her for our wedding. She was very responsive to my emails, even though we were on opposite schedules for checking our emails (she checks hers in the morning and I check mine at like 1 in the morning). She was always willing and able to video chat or even meet up if needed. The day of she was way more than just an officiant, she seemed to make sure everything was taken care of and made sure we were calm and collected, she even tried to get our flower girl and ring bearer to pay attention and smile while taking pictures before the wedding. During the ceremony she made it very personable, my husband and I are both very sarcastic and would make sly comments under our breath to each other, and while we are up there laughing Rachael made sure to let everyone know why we were laughing. Thanks to her almost every person at our wedding said that it... Read more

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    Thank you, Kayla, for this awesome review! I LOVE it when BOTH spouses take the time to think of me post-wedding... you and Max are amazing! I'm so glad I was able to come and help make kiddos (and adults, I'm sure) smile with my silly nature, and that I was able to help you stay calm and collected on your wedding day. I'm so incredibly happy for you and Max and I can't wait for our next get-together!

    Max Moore

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  • Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with my wife and I are not the easiest to deal with I have a short attention span and her methods to keep us on track were great the holding the ring up to keep me focused. She was super easy to talk to in pre wedding meeting and available to answer questions at a moments notice would highly recommend

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    Oh, Max! Thank you so very much for this awesome review! I certainly have had plenty of practice with "short attention spans" with my kindergarten teaching background... I am happy I got to put some strategies to the test with you! Ha! Thanks for being a fun, laid back, and excited couple to plan and be with... I'm excited for our next get-together, and orange crushes! :)

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