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Officiant in Virginia Beach, VA,
(757) 932-0452
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    Lori H.

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  • Pastor James is amazing ! He is personable, funny, attentive to details and wonderful to work with ! We loved having him officiate at my son's wedding and he conducted the ceremony with just the right mix of sentiment and humor. He really took the time to create the perfect setting and background story for the ceremony. I would recommend him , 100%! Thanks Pastor James !

    Tracy R.

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  • We had a small ceremony on Sandbridge Beach with a few family members present. James gave us the simple, intimate, sweet ceremony we wanted (we did the elopment package with photos by Irene). He was patient with my nervousness and very professional yet relaxed - just what we needed. Irene's pictures are beautiful...the lighting is perfect and she guided us with poses that really captured our happiness! She even included some photos with our pups at the house. We loved how well they work as a team. We are very thankful to them for helping make our special day happen and capturing wonderful memories.

    Kristin

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  • We are beyond happy we picked James as our officiant for our wedding; he is the best!! We got so many compliments and some guests thought James knew us beforehand because he explained our story so well! I will highly recommend him to anyone who asks.

    Rachel F.

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  • We knew we wanted James as our officiant when our initial zoom call ended up lasting well over an hour as we shared our story and were able to converse and laugh about our quirks as if family. As a result, James' ceremony was a significant part of making our wedding spectacular and a day we will truly never forget. His speech was laced with humor and love, a perfect balance of faith and devotion, bringing both tears and smiles to our and our guests' faces. Many family members and guests approached us complimenting his service, being well spoken and exuding warmth and sincerity. He calmed our nerves, filled us with confidence, and guided us through an incredible day. We 110% recommend James and the bright energy and love he brings. Without him, it would not have been the same!

    Slate K.

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  • We called up James a week before we needed to have our certificate signed and he went above and beyond to make it happen. On top of that, he turned a “quick sign” into another beautiful moment for my wife and I!

    Ana F.

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  • James worked with us and adjusted to our plans openly and willingly. He was quick to respond, professional, and flexible. James was respectful and sensitive to our plans. He asked when in doubt and made us feel confident and comfortable at all times. Look no further, he was also willing to walk a half a mile to our wedding site! haha.

    Hannah L.

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  • James did a great job making our wedding special and unique. He really listened to all the details of our story and incorporated them into our ceremony. All of our friends and family raved that it was the best ceremony they had been to. I would 100% recommend James to anyone! Thank you again!

    Priscilla R.

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  • Also, his wife Irene was our photographer she did an excellent job!! They were a perfect duo

    Julie W.

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  • James did a great job with our ceremony! He really took the time to listen to our story, and told it back to us and our guests so well. He will have your guests laughing, and it was an absolute joy to have him marry us. We would 100% recommend him to anyone!

    Pamela W.

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  • James was more than awesome. The service was beautiful and our wedding guests commented that they thought he was a friends because its was so personal.

    Chasity J.

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  • He made our special day... special! It was so memorable. He had me and my now husband laughing and crying. We got so many compliments from our guests on how great the guy who married us was. I definitely recommend James!

    Autumn G.

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  • James truly understands the importance of a memorable ceremony that bonds two together. He met with us beforehand, asked great questions, used the information to make a custom service that really fit our personalities and made our day so special. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you, James!

    Kayla P.

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  • James was absolutely amazing!! We were able to customize our ceremony exactly how we wanted it, and James was so friendly and helpful throughout the entire process from start to finish. Even though our wedding day was our first time meeting James in person, he made us feel like we were old friends and we felt very comfortable around him. If you’re looking for someone to officiate your wedding, look no further! You will be very happy with James as your officiant!!! 😊

    Jennifer G.

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  • You can tell that this was not James first rodeo. Even in such a short notice he was the last piece of the puzzle to complete the perfect elopement. He was very professional, quick to reply, and incorporated everything we asked for. Even after the ceremony, he was so very helpful with everything. To future couples, you will not regret having him as your officiant. And a quick shoutout to his wife, Irene. She was the super talented photographer who took our wedding photos. They are a power duo!

    Erica L.

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  • My wedding planner found James fairly last minute to officiate for us and we couldn't have been happier with him. Between a simple form about our relationship and a surprisingly fun Zoom chat, he somehow wrote an incredibly witty, fun, and meaningful ceremony for us that everyone was complimenting. It was the perfect mix of funny tidbits about us to calm me down and romantic lessons to put things in perspective. Everyone was asking how long we had known him and couldn't believe we had only recently hired him for the ceremony. Could not recommend him more highly!!
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