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Officiant in Albany, New York,
(518) 727-2500
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    Jessica Plumley

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  • Dianne has been amazing from start to finish... and she's not even done helping us yet! My (now) husband and I had to reschedule our big wedding due to COVID-19 but we still wanted to get legally married on the original day. Dianne (who created a personalized ceremony just for us) shortened our ceremony and was willing to marry us on both days! She is extremely easy to work with, listened to our input and created a wonderful and touching ceremony tailored to us. I can't wait to do it again in November in front of all of our guests. I highly recommend Dianne and I have already recommended her to close friends.

    Sarah Penge

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  • Dianne is worth her weight in gold and we are so happy we made the choice to use her for our wedding ceremony! We had booked with Dianne about a year before our date and with our initial phone call we knew she was the right choice. My husband and I were one of the first couples effected by COVID and when speaking with Dianne during that very stressful time she remained calm and more than willing to work with us for our new date - with no extra deposits or rate change (I know of brides being screwed by vendors because of COVID.) My husband and I decided to marry on our anniversary with just immediate family and Dianne was more than accommodating and was able to marry us during that time. One of the things I originally liked about Dianne's services is that she created a draft of the ceremony for you and your spouse to review and approve (or redraft if necessary.) I have been to weddings were the priest says something of tangent and going into a ceremony I didn't want that same scenario... Read more

    Kristen

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  • My husband and I could not be more thrilled with how our ceremony went the other weekend. Dianne was amazing, calm, and professional to work with throughout our entire wedding planning process - even with our change of plans due to COVID. She wrote a ceremony script that we will never forget! She made it so personalized (based on questions she emailed us beforehand and used some of our answers to create the script) and was so accommodating throughout the entire process. We highly highly recommend Dianne for anyone looking for an Officiant!

    Christina Hellendoorn

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  • Dianne was the perfect person to marry us. Her professionalism and sincerity guided us throughout. Creating our ceremony, writing our vows and experiencing it all “live” was exciting, meaningful and heartfelt. Dianne’s utmost attention to detail and care meant that we could relax and focus on each other and on starting our lives together “from this day forward.”

    Jonathan Richardson

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  • Diane was an amazing officiant. I was part of the wedding party, and I knew the couple appreciated her leadership, insights, and talents. She made the wedding personal and everyone attended felt welcomed at the ceremony. I have been at weddings where the officiant doesn't connect with the audience, and that's not Diane. Diane is personal, customizes the wedding to the couple, and helps bring a community of people together to celebrate a special day. You should certainly consider working with Diane!

    kristen

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  • We talked with a couple officiants before finding Dianne and we knew we had found a match as soon as we started talking ! She allows you to completely customize the ceremony (prayer , no prayer , readings , rituals etc). She also sends you several drafts which you are able to edit or add suggestions on. She is so kind and easy to work and talk with ! The ceremony Dianne wrote for us was so beautiful and personable! She sent each of us a questionnaire and she even reached out to several close friends and family members to really get a sense of who we are ! We received so many compliments from guests , some said it was the best ceremony they have been to , others said they thought she was a close family friend of ours ! We truly appreciated all of the time she put in to make our ceremony so memorable and special!

    Alisha

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  • Dianne was amazing!! She sent us multiple copies of our ceremony in the planning stages. Never meeting Dianne until rehearsal was no issue as she gave us the biggest hugs and made it seem like we have always known each other. My mom made some wishes the day of the rehearsal to Dianne and Dianne came through with them no problem! She was a god sent! Even our DJ suggested that Dianne read audible books for a living!

    Gregory Kwaczala

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  • My husband and I know we chose the perfect officiant for our wedding. We know that because the day after our wedding people were still talking about how special our ceremony was, how amazing and touching Dianne Patterson’s remarks were, and how they could honestly say it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Everyone kept saying, who did your wedding? We happily replied, From the Heart Ceremonies. From the start working with Dianne was easy. Probably the most important thing she did at the beginning was taking the time to get to know us as a couple, no doubt this information was instrumental to her as she wrote our ceremony. The process of getting to that final ceremony was very straightforward and she always clearly communicated what she needed from us. She took lead in all parts of the planning and made sure we had an accurate timeline that would get us to our big day. As part of that timeline she sent us a questionnaire that encouraged us to write about our relationship, an... Read more

    Amy

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  • Diane was an absolutely amazing officiant! From our very first phone call through our wedding day she was such a pleasure to work with! She really made so much effort to make sure our ceremony was exactly what my husband and I were looking for! She made sure it reflected our personalities and was personalized towards our relationship. She was so personable and we loved each moment of working with her! If you are looking for an amazing officiant, look no further!

    Jaclyn Fitzgerald

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  • Dianne was a pleasure to work with throughout the ceremony planning process. We enjoyed meeting with her when we first reached out and she was very kind and easy to get along with. We were able to edit our ceremony throughout the entire process and she made it extremely personal. We received SO many compliments at our reception about our personal ceremony and everyone appreciated Dianne’s work. She spoke eloquently and made the entire process seamless. She is a true gem and we would hire her again if we could!

    Jaclyn Brady

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  • We could not have asked for a better officiant. From the beginning of our experience with Dianne we knew she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She worked with us to create a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. You can tell she really wants to create ceremonies that are individualized and unique. She seemed to have a way that put both us and our guests at ease. She got to know us and found the perfect words to summarize our story. We had several guests say it was the best ceremony they had seen. We would definitely recommend Dianne to anyone!!

    Mike Pauley

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  • Dianne was a critical part of making our ceremony as wonderful as it was. She met with us early on and took the time to not only get to know us, but really understand what attracted us to each other and why were were ready to make this commitment--and it showed in the ceremony. She was an excellent communicator throughout the process and completely on top of her game during the ceremony (even making a change just minutes before my wife headed down the aisle!).

    May Lo

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  • Looking back at our experience, we were glad that our original officiant fell through and booked Dianne instead. With a timeline of only two weeks, Dianne was super accommodating; she was responsive via email and text. She made sure that we had everything in order. Overall, she did an amazing and outstanding job. THANK YOU DIANNE.

    Catherine Kenny

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  • Dianne was a dream to work with from the start of the process to the end. She was highly responsive and prompt with communications and had a clear timeline to keep us on track in crafting the perfect ceremony. We had a very specific idea for a ceremony and Dianne was all ears. She went above and beyond in researching all the elements of the religious ceremony we wanted. Her writing and speaking is impeccable and her words had our guests (and ourselves) laughing and tearing up, while not distracting from the sacarment we were recieving. If you want an officiant that will listen and take your words to heart in order to write a ceremony unique to you, please hire Dianne. It is so obvious from her energy and positivity that she genuinely loves what she does. Dianne-we can't thank you enough for your huge contribution to our wedding. We love you!

    Mallory

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  • We knew that we wanted to hire Dianne as our officiant after our first meeting with her. She helped us to create a customized ceremony that was unique to us and she was so responsive to any questions that we had. She also gave us direction at our rehearsal. Our ceremony was so wonderful and all of our guests commented on our ceremony specifically mentioning Dianne and how professional, yet warm and caring she was. Thank you for everything, Dianne!
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