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Officiant in Independence, Missouri,
(617) 416-0157
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 26 Reviews


    Jessica Gump

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  • I cannot explain how perfect our ceremony was because of Annika. She listened to our needs and wants and to help create the ceremony of our dreams. Annika was also there for our rehearsal and helped it run so smoothly, which helped me feel at ease for the big day. We chose to do a non-religious ceremony and she worked with us to find a script that matched our style and values while still remaining respectful of those guests that were expecting a more traditional service. It was the perfect blend of modern and classic and worked well for our family. I had many friends and family members approach me afterwards to comment on how beautiful the script was and how much they loved Annika’s style. I would highly recommend Annika’s services to anyone, as she is very attentive to couple’s needs and obviously has a passion for what she does. Thank you for helping to create the perfect day, Annika!

    Caroline Handwork

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  • Rev. Annika was such a delight to work with. She was very professional and the ceremony samples she reviewed with us were a great help. She was very flexible and willing to meet mine and my husband's different views. She created a beautiful ceremony to suit us both. Her patient and calming demeanor put us at ease during our initial meeting with our 2 young children, as well as during the ceremony itself. I'm so glad she was by our sides to help us make our union. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends. With much love, Caroline

    Brandon Hall

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    5 out of 5
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed Annika, she was very professional, friendly, prompt and flexible. All of our guests enjoyed her as well. We would highly recommend her for any couple looking for an officiant!

    Molley Stainbrook

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika is the sweetest, most helpful, genuine soul we could have chosen to play such a big role in our wedding day. She was endlessly helpful, but also was happy to take a step back when we had our own ideas of what exactly we wanted our ceremony to look and sound like. She gave us plenty of materials to source our ideas from and was always easy to get ahold of. We feel so lucky to have had her guidance, and would highly recommend her.

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    Thank you Molley for your heartfelt review! It was a pleasure to work with you and Zach and I so enjoyed meeting your family and friends on your wedding day. All the best, Annika

    Rosa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika was absolutely wonderful! She was able to really capture our story and put it into and make it a part of the ceremony. We wanted to make sure we didn’t have so much of a religious Ceremony and she was able to customize it to us and our family. She did so much for us when it came to rehearsal and the day of. We have a fairly large family and she was very patient throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend her!

    Mads

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a small wedding with less than 40 guests in a parent's backyard. Rev. Annika did such an amazing job. She was so professional yet kind... she's the type of woman that you want to invite for a cup of coffee and get to know better... she definitely made our wedding perfect.

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    Thanks for such a sweet review Mads! So happy to help you celebrate your wedding day!!

    Jeana

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika was very professional. She made our small wedding memorable. I recommend her to be your officiate!

    Rebecca

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Annika was great to work with! She replied quickly and got my husband and I in on a very short notice. I highly recommend her! We cannot say thank you enough! -Davin & Rebecca

    Brian

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika was thoughtful and respectful regarding our wedding vows and ideas despite the quirkiness of some parts of the ceremony. When we inevitably had a crisis during the days upcoming to the event she gave us a sense of security and positive energy that everything would be fine. Her poise and thoughtfulness gave our ceremony the foundation and gravitas that was needed. We couldn't have been luckier in finding her to officiate.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for the review Brian. I loved how you and Kelli wanted to incorporate themes that were important to you both and were part of the foundation of your relationship. Best wishes to you and Kelli.

    Cole

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    5 out of 5
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  • Reverend Annika gave us exactly what we had in mind! She had the right suggestions where we needed help (and pointed out a couple things we would have missed). Communication was good leading up to the event, and everything she was responsible for was handled well. Likable and had the right personality for our event.

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    Thank you Cole for your review. We enjoyed supporting you and Laura in celebrating your wedding day!

    BRIAN

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika was excellent and truly helped us create a custom ceremony that worked perfect for what we were looking for. She took all of be stress out of planning the ceremony portion and allowed us to enjoy ourselves even more on our big day. I would highly recommend her to any friends or family!

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    Thank you Brian for the review. I so much enjoyed working with you Caroline and it was such an honor to help you celebrate your wedding day with all your family and friends!

    Mandy

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    5 out of 5
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  • I would definitely recommend Reverend Annika to be the Officiant for your wedding. My husband and I are stationed in California and had been planning our vow renewal for two years since our civil ceremony. We wanted to bring all of our family and friends together in our hometown of Kansas to witness the renewal of our vows to each other. Although it wasn't the most convenient of situations, Annika made the long distance process go very smoothly. If you're looking for someone who is experienced and flexible, Annika is the right person for you!

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    Thank you for the review Mandy! It was an honor to help you and Roscoe with your vow renewal ceremony. I am so glad that you finally got to have your big wedding with all your family and friends. Wishing you all the best!!

    Nadia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Annika was everything my now-husband and I could have asked for and more. As a non-religious couple who were both raised in religious homes (and my husband having been married before), a cookie cutter ceremony just wasn't befitting of us. With this in mind, Annika not only crafted a beautiful and unique ceremony that paid respect to our families' religious beliefs, involved my two beautiful stepsons in the event, but she also helped us stayed true to our personalities as interests as a couple and gave us an incredibly touching moment in time that we will remember forever. We felt supported 110% of the way in all of our desires and decisions, and honestly felt like we should have paid her more! She provided extremely high quality service at a completely affordable price, and we can't say enough nice things about her. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat! If you want your ceremony to be more than just a reading from a book and want something truly heartfelt, hire Annika.

    Terri

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Annika did a good job with the wedding. She was always willing to give any kind of help she could. She was on time to each event. We enjoyed having her officiate the ceremony!

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    Thank you Terri for your review. You and Brandon were so delightful to work with. Wishing you and Brandon much happiness!

    Samantha

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    4 out of 5
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  • Rev. Annika is very nice and was nice to work with. I originally looked at her because she seemed open minded and I wasn't sure if I'd do a hand fasting ceremony or not. We ended up with unity candles instead. We also did the traditional vows and wrote our own. She was accommodating to us wanting specific lines added in or taken out and was pretty professional. My husband didn't like the holiday charge for being on Columbus Day but he's coming around to my side thinking she was worth it. Even when we had to move due to rain we figured everything out. Would recommend.

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