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Officiant in Virginia Beach, VA,
(757) 650-4266
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  • 57 Reviews


    Catie

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  • Jim did such an amazing job and was such a pleasure to work with. We ended up changing our plans with little notice and he was always looking out for what was best for us. The Covid pandemic made it so that we couldn’t have the wedding we originally planned. We ended up doing a Facebook live wedding and Jim was just as amazing and engaging as he would’ve been in front of 100 people. I cannot recommend Jim enough!!

    Courtney Scott

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  • We are very fortunate to have had Pastor Jim Ullian officiate at our wedding. Jim is very professional, reliable, friendly, and caring. With lots of compliments from family and friends, his compassion and peaceful demeanor during our wedding helped in our ceremony turning out to be a beautiful event. During the initial meet and greet, Jim encouraged us to write a paragraph about why we love one another. He then incorporated some nice personal touches from our letters into the ceremony. He met with us beforehand for the rehearsal, walked us through the timeline, and was very clear and knowledgable about how to do certain things, which really helped us with the specifics. Jim is incredibly supportive, went above and beyond our expectations, and was super easy and fun to work with. He is highly recommended by us! Thank you Jim, Courtney and Ian Scott

    Cami Hill

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  • Pastor Ullian was awesome! Asked both my now husband and I to write a paragraph about what we love about one another. He tied our story of how we met and what we love about each other and our selections of biblical readings. It was beyond beautiful and I recommend him 110%!!

    Deaven Palenzuela

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  • Jim was an outstanding pastor for our wedding. My husband and I (both active duty military) could not have requested a better person to officiate our holy matrimony. Jim ensured he attended to our needs, was punctual at all meetings leading up to the event, made our special day memorable. If you are in a bind and are looking for someone to officiate, Jim Ullian is the man you need to reach out to.

    sean reynolds

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  • Pastor Ullian, was extremely patient and understanding; he performed a Christian wedding for us. He was polite respectful and had a great demeanor. I highly recommend him; it was a joy. His fees were extremely low and he allows you to customize the ceremony for your own unique experience. We were able to incorporate our children in the ceremony; which was a blessing. He is extremely flexible; he can do small private ceremonies and large ones as well. He provided solid documentation which provided options and services to choose from. Again, our experience was awesome and we are blessed to have met Pastor Ullian.

    Teresa

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  • I cannot say enough good things about Jim Ullian and Distinctive Beach Weddings. From our first meeting, during the planning and through the ceremony, working with Jim was a wonderful experience. He was very accommodating and flexible and took time to learn our "story" so that the ceremony reflected our history and our love. My husband and I did not have the typical "walk down the aisle" wedding, but an intimate dinner party of family and close friends with an exchange of vows. Having Jim celebrate our wedding with us helped make the evening absolutely perfect. Thank you Jim!

    Ashley Clagett

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  • Everything about the wedding went great! We both thought that Jim did a really nice job, and our families loved him too. He had a good sense of humor and had nice ideas about what to include in our ceremony. One of his suggestions was a love lock ceremony, which we both really enjoyed. He really helped make our ceremony memorable.

    Ashly Phennicie

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  • My husband and I got married late September 2018, In Sandbridge Va. Being from Maryland, we performed a search on Wedding Wire. This is where we found Jim. We reached out to him and received an immediate response. Not only did we talk to him via phone, but we were able to facetime with him. We were very fortunate to find out that Jim was actually going to be in our hometown. We arrange a meeting with him. And that's when it hit us. There couldn't be anyone else that we would want to share our special day with us. We shared several phone calls and e-mails with Jim. He goes the extra mile to get to know you as an individual and as a couple. When we found Jim, not only did we find the perfect person to officiate our wedding we found a friend as well. To this day there is still communication between us. Thank you Jim for everything!!!!! The Phennicie's

    Sherri

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  • My officiant ran into an issue last minute, my mother in law was calling around trying to find anyone not booked last minute. Jim immediately responded, and when I talked to him he wanted to know us! He spent time gathering info on us, our family, our background. He encorpoeated all of this an our 5 children into our ceremony and it was perfect!!! Very personable, very flexible and easy going and all around wonderful experience. I would absolutely recommend and thankful we found him!

    Mary

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  • Jim came recommended to us by another vendor of ours who had used him as her officiant. We could not be happier that we took her suggestion. We live 2+ hours from Jim and our venue, but it was never a problem. Jim Facetimed us a few times in order to get to know us as a couple. He was always open to our questions and quick to send a response email. He provided guidance and suggestions upon our requests, but always encouraged us to stay true to us. Jim listened to what we had in mind for our ceremony and truly made it match our vision. We received many compliments about the ceremony and how much everyone loved what Jim had to say.

    Kelly

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  • Mr. Ullian was the best pick for our wedding! To start off with, he is extremely easy to talk to, we felt so comfortable with him the first time we met him and we immediately knew we found the man for the job! He came to the rehearsal and assisted us since we didn't have a wedding coordinator, with the placement of everyone and how the ceremony would flow. The ceremony he made so personal to us that it felt like we had known him forever. It was amazing to add that personal touch and he even referenced one of our favorite stories of how we met. He is a great person, very professional and will work with you to give you the ceremony that you want. Thank you Mr. Ullian!

    Olivia

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  • Jim is amazing! My husband and I had a destination wedding and once we found Jim, he was there every step of the way! I was afraid that it would be difficult to plan the ceremony from out of town with an officiant we had never met before, but Jim made the process so easy. He was so accommodating with our schedules, and we were able to plan meetings with him when we were in the area (he was also very quick to respond through phone and email when we had little questions about the details!) From the first time we met with him, we felt like we had known him for years, he was so down to earth and easy to talk to! We had great conversations with him about our relationship, and he customized our ceremony just the way we wanted it. I had a lot of guests comment on how beautiful it was! Jim definitely put the time and effort into making our wedding ceremony all we hoped for!

    Elizabeth

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  • My husband and I are so happy + grateful that Pastor Jim officiated our wedding. He was great and easy to work with from start to finish. My husband and I both agreed on wanting all of our wedding vendors to be people we got along well with and easily. This was the case with Pastor Jim and all of our meetings leading up to the wedding were enjoyable. We emailed back and forth during the wedding planning process and Pastor Jim was always quick to answer my questions. We wanted a unity ceremony but weren’t sure about a sand or candle ceremony. Pastor Jim came up with the great idea of a more traditional Irish unity ceremony to honor my husband’s Irish heritage; which we loved. He used three ribbons and a Celtic cross (that I found online) in our ceremony, which now hangs in our home. He was very flexible about the ceremony and what would be included and what not, etc. Our ceremony was very customized, from the Irish unity ceremony, to my husband and I doing traditional vows + writin... Read more

    Ariana

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  • We are so happy we decided to have Jim as our officiant. My husband and I come from different religious denominations and were looking for someone who could help us to have a ceremony that we were both comfortable with. After meeting with Jim for the first time, I knew he would be able to do this. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He was always there to guide us through the process and went above and beyond what I expected. My husband is in the military and was overseas for most of the wedding planning. Jim worked with us through this and helped us to get the necessary paperwork. He even met us at the courthouse so that we knew where to go once inside. He was always available and responded quickly. He kept us on track and would send reminder emails to see if we were where we needed to be in the process. He helped us make our ceremony what we wanted and was very flexible when it came to his ceremony outline, always telling us that we needed to make the ceremony what ... Read more

    Kaitlin

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  • Absolutely incredible! Jim exceeded our expectations and made the wedding ceremony completely unique. He took our ideas, incorporated them, and also included our guests within the service. He was always willing to meet in person or over Skype around our schedule. Jim is funny, timely, organized and responsive. He truly was a gift, and our wedding day would not have ran as smoothly without him (he even braved the rain with us)! We are very thankful our wedding planner recommended him!!!!
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