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Officiant in Baltimore, MD,
(410) 301-3580
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 14 Reviews


    Michael

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was wonderful!!! He helped us create a ceremony that was beautiful and fit our needs and was always there to answer any questions we had along the way. We could not have picked a more perfect person to officiate our ceremony. He truly cares about the people he is working with and it shows. I would give more stars and rave more about how great the experience was if I could. Pick Joel and you will not be disappointed.

    Nadine

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I found out that my outdoor wedding could not include a priest/deacon from my Church, I was a bit bewildered as to where to go and what to do. I began searching online to see that many others had come across this problem as well. I contacted a handful of officiants I came across to find that Joel was the choice we must make! His enthusiasm for our big day was prevalent in our conversations and e-mails. Joel gave us all of the tools to create a ceremony that was truly 'us'....and was so very helpful along the way. On the big day, he was truly patient with our large and excited wedding party; Joel was great at giving direction and making that nervous-time run smoothly. On the 'business'-side of things, he filed our paperwork very quickly and even gave me a run-down of how to change my name in Maryland! ...very efficient and I'm so very happy that Mike & I got to meet/know him during this journey!

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    Nadine and Mike, It was sincerely my pleasure to be your ceremony officiant. Your family, bridal party, and guests were all very welcoming and I enjoyed meeting everyone I had the opportunity to speak with. My best and sincerest wishes to you both for a lifetime of happiness. Hope to see you at the beach this summer! Joel

    Rowena

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was amazing! He was very helpful with the whole process. Very informative. Loved that our ceremony was short and sweet! Thanks Joel! We'll be emailing you the photo of us when we get it.

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    Rowena and Brandon, Thank you so much for your kind words! I had the best time officiating your ceremony and am certain I will remember it always. All my best to you both! Joel

    Kristin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was just amazing as our officiant for our wedding! He is incredibly professional, thorough, and personable at all times! He makes sure he has your ceremony exactly the way you want and is easily available for pre-wedding rehearsals. Joel made sure he had all of my information prior to our rehearsal and despite some minor hiccups on both of our parts he was bound and determined to make sure everything was correct. On the day of our wedding he arrived promptly and coordinated with the entire wedding party, the venue, and my DJ for anything that needed done and he even checked on me and my husband occasionally to make sure we were doing well. He is also resonably priced which is even better considering the quality you get. I am very glad that Joel was able to be our officiant!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Kristin! I really appreciate your kind and complimentary words. I know I said it before, but it was a privilege to be chosen to be part of your and Nathan’s special day as your officiant. Give my best to your husband :-) Joel

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was PERFECT! We knew right away after meeting him that we wanted him to be our officiant. Not only was he early, but he came completely prepared. He had print outs of all the information we would need. We came to him with a ceremony that we already knew we loved, he was so great and had no problem with using the one we chose. On the day of the wedding, he was flawless. We had a non religious ceremony which included a wine box ceremony. He made us feel so comfortable. Everyone could here him (no mic) and he read beautifully! It was an honor to have him there for our wedding day!

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    Hi Amanda, It was a great experience for me being your officiant. You and Steve are a wonderful couple and I have no doubt you will remain in wedded bliss ‘as long as you both shall live’. Give my best to Steve and thank you for this wonderful review. I sincerely appreciate it. Joel

    User3271673

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  • How do I put this... My bride and I worked over the past couple of months with Joel in putting our ceremony together and he was professional, communicative, responsive to us and our wishes for the ceremony. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND working with Joel - if you know what you want or don't - We believe he can work with you from start to finish culminating in a ceremony that you and your guests will remember always! Joel - You get the highest recommendation from both of US!!!! Thank YOU Joel... Betsy and I will always be appreciative and will always think of you as we remember our special day!

    Charlene

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  • From start to finish an outstanding experience. Joel was the perfect person for our ceremony. Would highly highly recommend! Thanks Joel!

    Jeanne

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  • Joel was great, he performed a wonderful ceremony for us. He kept in contact with us every step of the way and made sure everything went perfect the day of. He made the process of the creating the ceremony seamless but personal.

    User2727280

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  • Did a great job with our outdoor ceremony, and even overcame a flat tire to make it on time.

    Megan

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  • Joel was wonderful to work with! He helped us with everything very last minute and was a professional through and through! We will definitely recommend him!

    Sara

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  • Joel was fantastic to work with – both professional and personable. He was incredibly organized, and helped us prepare for the ceremony by providing us with information on the necessary paperwork, checklists of things to do before and on the wedding day, and ideas for the ceremony itself. We decided we wanted to write our own ceremony, and he was very flexible about that. He is very knowledgeable and detail-oriented, and he helped us make decisions on ceremony details we hadn’t thought of and may have overlooked. He was very friendly and easy to communicate with. He maintained great email communication with us leading up to the ceremony, and helped make the day run beautifully. Our guests were as happy with him as we were.

    Ken

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  • Rev Joel was fantastic, truly helped make our wedding perfect. He was extremely flexible in letting us structure the ceremony the way that we wanted, adding in his own comments only where they were appropriate. He was kind and deliberate through the entire process. We would recommend him to anyone. Ours was a bit more complicated due to my wife's religion and mine being different, and he dealt with it with ease and grace.

    joe

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  • We were very pleased with Joel. He did an outstanding job with our wedding. He gave us flexibility to write our own ceremony, but he also gave us help and support. He talked us through the entire process and left nothing to chance. We would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Trish and Joe

    Emily

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Joel officiated our wedding 3 years ago. We were really happy that he helped us determine the type of service we wanted and provided us with a workbook that was invaluable to creating our ceremony. Joel took the time to learn a new tradition,"Tying the Knot", for us. He never pushed his opinion or values, we truly developed the wedding ceremony that we wanted. Thanks Joel!

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