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Officiant in Southern Pines, North Carolina,
(910) 695-8626
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    Cindy Self

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  • Rev. DeKornfeld officiated our wedding exactly the way we wanted. He understood exactly what we needed to be incorporated into our special day. We not only had our best friends attend our wedding, but Jim became a part of our family in his own special way. His ability to understand and know us with the short amount of time I put on him is uncanny.

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    You are so sweet. The story that the two of you have made my job easy. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage. Jim

    Alyssa

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  • Rev. DeKornfeld not only helped us prepare a ceremony that was meaningful to us, but he also adapted that ceremony as our plans changed to the format of a virtual wedding. It was everything we wanted in a ceremony and provided a chance to share our story with our family that watched from across the country. We are so thankful for Jim's patience and quick communication with us during this uncertain time.

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    Thanks so much for your kind words. You two were the super stars being able to adjust your plans and your ceremony to have so many of your friends and family participate even though they could not attend in person. I'll always remember your ceremony with great fondness.

    Christina Talley

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  • Jim was professional and brought light humor to our ceremony in a perfect way. We enjoyed sharing our special day with him. He is very responsive and thorough in communicating and will do everything to make sure your ceremony is as you would want it to be!

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    As said earlier, looking forward to getting together when we are able. In the meantime, enjoy being married to each other. You two are wonderful. Jim

    Brandee

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  • We had to make alternate plans for our wedding because of COVID concerns.. and well, the state of the world in these times. Jim was an absolute diamond in the rough. He helped us quickly plan our small, intimate ceremony, while not compromising on ANY of the details! He was very informative, walked us through the whole process, and made our day even better than we could have imagined! There was no stressing, and he there to answer any question or concern we had! I would absolutely recommend Jim to anyone. Whether big or small, he ensures your ceremony will be your perfect day!

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    Brandee, you and Melissa are a wonderful couple. I am so pleased that everything from timing, weather, and location worked out as well as it did. I look forward to a very sweet Renewal of Vows in 5 years or so. Let's keep in touch. Stay well, Jim

    katy merriman

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  • Accommodating, quick to respond, sincere, personal, witty, funny, very reasonably priced, tailored to exactly what we were looking for & overall 10/10 would recommend to every person I know and all you strangers reading this review! COVID may have forced us to reschedule our big upstate New York wedding, but Jim made it possible for us to still have an intimate, personal ceremony that absolutely exceeded my expectations. We knew it was a longshot, trying to find someone to marry us in the same month we originally planned, but I was honestly shocked at how quickly Jim responded when I reached out. He was extremely accommodating, informative and right away I knew he had to be the one to marry us. After just a few emails back and forth, my now husband & I were amazed at how well Jim already seemed to know who we were as a couple and what mattered to us as we made this commitment to each other. The ceremony Jim came up with described us to a T and could not have been more perfect for us... Read more

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    Katy, being part of your special day was more of a treat for me than I think it was for you. I am delighted that you were at least able to get married in the month you had arranged for your big day. I hope that everything will work out travel wise, and I'll be able to officiate for you again next October in upstate NY. Stay well and stay safe, Jim

    Danielle Kristine

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  • We didn’t put a ton of thought into what we wanted out of our wedding ceremony, other than something short and sweet. However, after Jim and Dawn created the PERFECT ceremony, I know that we were truly blessed to find and hire them. Our ceremony was unlike any other (my husband and I are 32 years old and have attended our fair share of weddings) and all of our guests were tearing up and smiling the entire time! I love that our ceremony was unique to our relationship (be sure to fill out the questionnaires separately!) and something different than a bunch of bible verses and standard vows. Whatever you want your ceremony to be, Daybreak Ceremonies will be sure to make it happen!

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    You two are so sweet. Thank you so much for allowing us to have the part we played on your wedding day. It was beautiful. Jim and Dawn

    Holly

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  • This was an amazing experience, I couldn’t have been happier with the services that were provided for us! Jim DeKornfeld was amazing and made us feel so comfortable and accepted! I would recommend him a million times over!!

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    You and Elizabeth are wonderful. I look forward to getting together after you’ve resettled up north. Best wishes for many happy years together. Jim

    Debbie Ashley

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  • Jim DeKornfeld captured the essence of who my husband and I are...we are fun loving and casual and wanted to express our love in an intimate setting. We were a destination wedding and didn't get to meet Jim until the day of our wedding but he had an easy questionnaire process that helped him get to know us. He was responsive throughout the preparation process and knocked it out of the park on the day of our "I Do's"...thank you, Jim!

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    You two are destined for many wonderful years together. Thanks so much for letting me play the part I did on your wedding day. Stay safe.

    Alice Cathrall

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  • We have been together for 36 years and decided to take the leap! We found Reverend Jim Dekornfeld who performed our wedding with grace, spirituality and a profound understanding of our commitment in the past as well as the deeper new one going forward.A wise reminder.He provided us with a beautiful venue, sympathetic witnesses and bouquets .Thankyou Reverend and thank you for bring a part of our journey.It was everything we hoped for.

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    You impetuous kids. Getting married after being together for only 36 years! Thank you so much for allowing me to create and officiate the ceremony we celebrated together yesterday. You two are just wonderful. Best wishes for many more happy years together.

    Kaitlin Chouinard

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  • Jim was truly amazing and the best thing to happen to our COVID wedding! Our wedding venue recommended Jim and I could not be more thrilled that they did. Jim really took the time to get to know us as a couple and wrote a beautiful and personalized ceremony for us. He had both us and our guests laughing, crying (good cries!) and everything in between. Jim was so professional throughout the whole process and made everything very easy. After the ceremony I actually had a guest come up and tell me it was the best wedding ceremony they've ever attended. I highly recommend Jim for anyone looking for a wonderful wedding day and ceremony. Thanks Jim!

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    That is a wonderful honor you are giving me and I can’t say I deserve it. All I did was to take your story, which is incredibly sweet, and try to capture it in my words. You two were the stars of the show. Best wishes for many happy years together. Jim

    Kerry

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  • After speaking with Jim on the phone, he sent us each a very detailed questionnaire. Once we returned them, Jim wrote a personalized ceremony detailing our love story as though he had known us for years! Due to a previous commitment, Jim was unable to officiate our ceremony (we knew well in advance) and he put us in touch with MaryKay, who was a doll to work with. Our ceremony could not have turned out any better. If you are looking for a customized wedding ceremony, I don’t think you will find any better company.

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    Kerry, You are so sweet. It was a real pleasure working with the two of you. I wish you many wonderful years together and to celebrating your Renewal of Vows several years down the road. Jim

    Grace

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  • Jim was very professional and delivered a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. We continue to receive compliments from family and friends about how moving the ceremony was and how much it reflected our love and relationship. Jim was personable and took the time to learn about our love story and memories and incorporated them into our ceremony flawlessly. Getting married during COVID without some special people in our lives there with us was not easy, but Jim made us feel like we were all together as he spoke and included everyone, both those in person with us and on Zoom. Thank you Jim for creating this special ceremony for us - it was phenomenal and one we will always remember.

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    Grace, You and Shawn are amazing. It was a pleasure learning about the two of you and being allowed to tell your story. I admire the love you have for each other m and the faith you have in a better future. Best wishes for many happy years together. Jim

    JoAnn Fabiano

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  • Rev. Jim was very gracious and performed a perfect ceremony for us. He made our wedding such a beautiful, sweet and special day. Our friends recommended him and I am so very grateful and would recommend Jim to anyone that wants a very special ceremony.

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    You and Mike were the stars of the show pulling everything together so well with good friends with you live, and family attending over the phone. Best wishes for many good years.

    Alexander Tereszczyk

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  • Reverend Jim DeKornfeld wrote an incredibly beautiful and personal ceremony for us. When our date, venue, and wedding plans changed, Jim adapted and was incredibly accommodating . We were able to speak with him on the phone and fill out a detailed questionnaire both about ourselves and what we wanted in a wedding ceremony. Jim got back to us quickly with an exceptionally personal and beautiful ceremony that eloquently described our love story. He really took the time to get to know us, and he not only had us laughing and crying, but the audience as well (in a good way). We’ve had guests come to us after the ceremony asking where we found Jim, and we can not begin to recommend him enough. We probably went through 4 or 5 revisions, and he was always there to answer phone calls, texts, and emails promptly. Words can not truly express how grateful we are to Jim for making our day so special. If you want an enchanting, special, and amazing ceremony that’s tailored to you and your pa... Read more

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    Alex, you and Emily are the epitome of “grace under pressure”, COVID changed all of the original plans, the weather during the rehearsal and on the wedding day was really iffy, but through it all you and your families were able to make everything come out perfectly. You two are heroes. I can’t thank you enough for letting me play the part I had on your wedding day. Best wishes for many happy years together.

    Taylor Bridgers

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  • Jim is simply the best. When looking for an officiant, we didn't really know where to start but we are SO grateful that we found Jim. From the first intro phone call, Jim was honest and sincere and easy to talk to. He made some great suggestions to help make our ceremony even more special and intimate. We were BLOWN AWAY when we read the first draft of our ceremony. He captured my husband and I's relationship so perfectly. We really could not have asked for a better officiant and would recommend Jim to anyone!! Our guests are still raving about how wonderful of a job he did and said it was the best ceremony they've ever witnessed. Thank you, Jim!!

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    You and Grant are as wonderful a couple as I could ever ask to work with. Thanks so much for allowing me to play the part I had in making your wedding what it was. Best wishes for many happy years together.
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