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Officiant in Delray Beach, Florida,
(954) 410-9163
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    Shaun

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  • At some point in the process of planning our wedding, we eventually realized we needed an officiant. Who could it be? A family member or a close friend? Our wedding took place on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Miami Beach, and we needed someone who could command the wild and unpredictable nature of the ocean; someone who could guide us through unfamiliar territory. We were so happy and lucky to have found Captain Ray, he was the perfect person for the task at hand. We found him online, and a couple months before the wedding, we met up with him because he wanted to get to know us. We talked for awhile, he asked us various questions and he learned how we met each other, what we have in common, our interests, etc... A short time later, he sent us his ideas and outlines for our ceremony. We were able to work together to customize and make adjustments, he came up with a beautiful and personal script that was unique to our lives, filled with love, humor and poetry. Our friends and fami... Read more

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    Dear Cristy and Shaun, Thank you so very much for your kind words. Your wedding was a wonderful experience or in words from Craig Silvey’s novel Jasper Jones you ask me to read: "One of those freak collisions of fizzing meteors and looming celestial bodies and floating debris and one single beautiful red ball that bursts into your life and through your body like an enormous firework. Where things shift into focus for a moment, and everything makes sense." However, what pleases me most about your review is your statement “We felt like he was one of the family or one of our close friends. It was a truly special and unique experience.” Please know the feelings are mutual.

    Rochele

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  • Captain Ray was a thoughtful choice for my fiancé and I. Of course, my description of Ray, in uniform, officiating our wedding, made my fiancé a little uneasy. We both agree that the ceremony is the most important part of the day and had to discuss "does a stand out officiant diminish that scared part?" Needless to say we agreed to move forward in asking Ray to marry us. Upon meeting Ray in person (at no additional charge), any apprehension flew out the door. We talked easily, like family friends, he has a way of making you comfortable and want to open up about your history. The first draft of our ceremony was jaw dropping. He 'got us'. His words were so beautiful, so personal, our final draft had only minor adjustments from the first. The day of ceremony Ray was incredible. He looked great, sounded great, it was a beautiful day. We are so happy that we chose with book with Married by A Sea Captain, it was both memorable and emotional.

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    Dear Rochele, You kind words identify all of the things that are so important to me as an Officiant and also represent why this undertaking is so personally rewarding. I am very inspired by your and Ryan's beautiful relationship.

    Andrew

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  • Ray was a blessing to have officiate our wedding! From the first minute sitting at a Starbucks, Ray just got us. His speech was amazing, of course with some injection of our own, but he hit the nail on the head.... and by the way our arch hit him in the head... SORRYY RAY we love you! Simply the best, 110% hire if you're looking!

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    Thank you! It was an honor, and I thought the drama of the Arch was perfectly planned for "You may now kiss the bride!" As I remarked, it made the Earth move! What a kiss, what a wedding. Wishing you fair winds my friends.

    Jimmy

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  • Captain Ray was the perfect choice for our wedding. He was responsive and put a lot of effort into our ceremony to make it just perfect for us. We couldn't have selected a better officiant.

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    Thank you, Jimmy! I am so very happy for you and Mariya. Your beautiful love story will be long remembered.

    Amy

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  • Captain Ray Goad was a perfect fit for our nautical beach mermaid wedding. He was a pleasure to work with. He customized our vows to fit our wishes and made our ceremony a dream come true. I can't say enough great things about his service! I highly recommend him for any type of wedding not just a themed one like ours.

    Cassandra

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  • There are not enough nice words to describe how much we loved working with Captain Ray. Everything about our experience with him was great. Even with the several obstacles we presented (our decision to look for an officiant like him with less than 2 months to the wedding, getting married on a cruise ship, and the ship being over an hour late to board due to customs) he was spectacular. My only concern prior to speaking with him was going into a ceremony an not feeling at ease with a "stranger", but immediately we felt comfortable with him. Given the limited interaction we had due to our time crunch Captain Ray still managed to quickly perceive our relationship and we were delighted when he agreed to write his own retelling of our love story. He understood us and what marriage meant to us perfectly. Coordinating day of we were asking quite a bit of him and his time due to boarding, but he was wonderful and completely accommodating. Our ceremony was perfect and he brought exactly the amo... Read more

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    Dear Kyle and Cassey, Thank you for your kind thoughts, and for sharing one of the sweetest love stories I have ever been able to recite. Keep on cruising, with fair winds and following seas!

    Alanna

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  • Captain Ray was eager to learn about our personal story of how we met and our pasts to get a better idea of who we are both as a couple and individuals! He used this to create a beautiful personolized service. He accommodated as many revisions as we required and gave a beautiful wedding. I would most definitely recommend the good Captain to any of my friends!

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    Thank you very much. It was such a unique and intimate occasion. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of your wedding. I will always remember Fluffy's splendid performance!

    Stephanie

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  • I wish I could give Captain Ray 10 stars for flexibility. Our original officiant cancelled 3 days before our Wedding. My husband found Captain Ray and in 2 days he wrote us a beautiful, personalized script. He made the day so much more special and I'm so glad we found him. Thanks Captain Ray!

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    Dear Debbie, thank you for such sweet sentiments. Thank you for teaching me the words from your ceremony: "When you fall in love with someone romantically, it does not change in any way the love that you have for your family, children, and grandchildren. That love remains just a sure and pure as it has ever been, and as it will forever stay."

    Colleen

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  • Captain Ray did an outstanding job officiating my wedding. He is friendly, kind and truly cares about the experience. Captain made sure to have a few phone calls with my husband and I before the big day to perfect what he was going to say.

    Matthew

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  • My wife and I knew from the moment we meet Captain Ray that he was the right person to perform our wedding. Captain Ray took time to get to know us and created the most perfect ceremony anyone could have asked for. He held our hand every step of the process and helped us stay focused despite all of the craziness that was going on. He was incredible to work with. In addition, Captain Ray was extremely detailed, asked all of the appropriate questions and most importantly listened to our desires for our ceremony. Captain Rays calming demeanor helped calm my last minute wedding jitters and kept the environment light with laughter. Im not sure that Captain would admit to this but he was so vested in our wedding that he even had tears in his eyes by the time our ceremony ended (Sorry Capt!). Had we need to plan our wedding all over again, you better believe we would be working with him. I highly recommend Captain Ray to my friends or family!

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    Thank you very much, Matthew; and, yes there was a tear of happiness.

    Laura

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  • Such a delight! I told him a few things that were important to us and with just a few words from me he wrote the perfect ceremony! There were tears and laughs. Everyone loved him! -Joe and Laura Martinez

    Lesley

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  • Captain Ray was very professional and extremely helpful in planning our wedding. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a wedding officiant.


    User5113329

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  • Captain Ray perfected our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. His delivery, professionalism, and sincerity during the ceremony really stood out and made the whole experience so special. Captain Ray is truly a class act. It is obvious he takes these duties very seriously and with great pride & respect. I would recommend him time and time again. You absolutely can not go wrong with Captain Ray Goad!

    Monica

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  • Captain Ray is such a gentleman. We came from New York, and had booked appointments with a few officiants. As soon as we met him he was our guy! Everyone asked us about him after the ceremony, and catered to how WE wanted our ceremony to go. Thank you Captain Ray- you made our day super special!


    Christa May

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  • We got married at the beach off of South Pointe Park in Miami and it was absolutely perfect. Captain Ray helped us choose the location and getting our marriage license went smoothly thanks to his helpful tips. He personalized our ceremony and made it very meaningful and special. We're very happy!

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