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Officiant in Palm Springs,
(760) 636-3564
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    Marie Roberts

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  • Our wedding and ceremony was our idea of perfect. Richard was so amazing. He took so much time getting to really know and understand my fiancé and I and tailored a ceremony to meet what we wanted. his words were moving, and spoke to our hearts. we are not religious but spiritual and he really was able to provide us with the most sacred blessing of our union as husband and wife. We were left with the most beautiful memories. Thank you so much Richard. The few Family members we had present were very moved. This is forever something that we will be thankful for. Beautiful. He also was amazingly helpful in assisting us getting our license out of state we needed a little direction of where to go and when. He was so so amazing. We are forever thankful.

    Kevin G

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  • We planned a New Year's eve elopement in Palm Springs (we're from Portland, OR), and Richard stepped in as our best friend in town. He nailed our vows, guided us through the local process of getting a marriage certificate, and collaborated perfectly with our photographer Ryan Horban (another gem!). Richard's graciousness, humor, and ability to improvise all added up to an authentic moment for us, and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude.

    Ed Barnhart Andsandy

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  • We are forever indebted to Richard and his skill set for making our wedding day so wonderful. He scripted the ceremony so perfectly in our casual setting to surprise some dear friends and family amongst us. We got our wish for close family and friends to share our venue with in a small but charming setting. Richard's light and friendly style was appreciated by all, especially us and we thank Richard again for being the person who married us. When we say he's the best, we mean it. We thank Richard with deepest sincerity from the two of us. Ed and Sandy

    Morgan Shoji

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  • Back in March we had to cancel our wedding due to closures in Hawaii, my husband and I decided to have a tiny backyard wedding in Palm Springs instead. A week before the ceremony the country clerks office shut down due to the pandemic, canceling our appointment to get out marriage license, but Richard helped us obtain a private license just in time! Everything was amazing and I am so happy Richard was willing and available to officiate the ceremony. It was so personal and heartfelt. Could not have asked for a better officiant!

    Kelly Hazen

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  • Richard was amazing to work with. He wrote perfectly personalized vows for us and made our wedding day go very smoothly. We highly recommend him!!!

    Tyler Cassacia

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  • Wonderful experience w/Richard! He took the time to get to know us, and collaborated w/us on a very meaningful ceremony.

    Rowelynne Egana

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  • Stop looking for another officiant - seriously. Richard is the absolute best and my husband and I couldn't have been happier with him! It began with us finding him online and putting in a request thinking that we wouldn't hear from him for a while seeing how popular he is, but he emailed us almost immediately and asked when would be a good time for him to call so he could tell us a bit about himself, what our visions were, quotes on pricing, so on and so forth. It was me who primarily spoke to him while my husband listened in on the side and let me do my thing. After Richard and I hung up, my husband told me to book him ASAP because he saw how happy, excited, and at ease I was speaking to Richard so I did! He was very communicative throughout the entire process especially with COVID forcing us to change some plans. He sent us a questionnaire to get a better understanding of who we were, emailed us an idea of what he was going to say and made sure we were a part of the entire proces... Read more

    Anne Brandt

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  • We worked with Richard for our wedding last weekend. We are still buzzing from the entire event and the ceremony itself was everything we could have dreamed of and more. Richard took the time to meet with us well in advance to really get to know us, our story and our wishes for our ceremony. He was well prepared with the script in advance and extremely responsive to our inquiries. As for the ceremony, it was right on point!!! From what we were told, there was not a dry eye in the venue. Richard added laughter and love to the ceremony. For a top-notch, professional, unique and personalized ceremony, hire Richard! Anne & Kobie B.

    Kyndra Wright

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  • Richard was a joy to have as part of our wedding day. He made sure to understand us fully as both individuals and as a couple to make sure our day was truly about us. Even when I started down pouring during our vows Richard stuck it out with us in the rain until we said I Do! We would highly recommend him!

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    I will always remember your special day and the time I spent with your family at the reception! Thank you .

    Kasia

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  • We were lucky to book Richard Cadieux of Joyful Weddings & Events for our Oct. 2019 wedding; our venue manager recommended him, and later our wedding planner seconded the motion. We had a particularly frantic few months leading up to the wedding, and this bride took on more than she bargained for (on purpose, by myself) when it came to planning and design work, but Richard was nothing but kind and generous in every way throughout the process. He immediately got what we were looking for for our ceremony, and he worked what we gave him into a very sweet, warm and to-the-point production that our guests enjoyed and appreciated -- and we loved! He also made room for us during a busy season; we had had a mix-up with an officiating friend and had to go looking for an officiant later in the game than we'd expected. All of this is to say that we agree with the many others who recommend Richard and his company for Palm Springs-area events. He loves what he does, and it shows. Thanks, Richard!

    Katie Silva

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  • This is the opinion of a wedding photographer, who sees hundreds of officiants/reverends a year. Richard by far blew everyone out of the water. I loved how he really got to know and understand the couple before the ceremony, and incorporate some phrases/mentions that represent them and their story. He was great to work with as a vendor as well. He was super accommodating to us photographers to make sure everything ran smoothly. We came all the way from Canada and the couple eloped in Joshua Tree. If I ever get the opportunity to photograph another elopement/wedding in America, I will not hesitate to recommend Richard a thousand times over. Thanks again Richard, you killed it!

    Marie Adjemian-Mckenzie

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  • We would highly recommend Joyful Weddings & Events. Richard was a wonderful officiant. He genuinely cared about ensuring our special day was both special and memorable, and was very efficient and helpful. Richard was fantastic with every aspect of our wedding preparation, which was very much appreciated given that we were planning an elopement wedding in California, but undertaking the planning from Australia. For anyone planning a wedding in Southern California, whether you're from the US or overseas, we thoroughly recommend Joyful Weddings & Events to help make your special day memorable.

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    It was an honor to help you with your wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside. Having once lived in Australia, I enjoyed your delightful sense of humor.

    Nicole Brithinee

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  • My husband and I had a private ceremony in Joshua Tree and Richard was reliable, meaningful and a joy to work with! He was the perfect amount of involved. He was very responsive prior to the ceremony but we met him for the fist time at the ceremony and then poof, he was out of our hair! We were left feeling extremely satisfied with his service.

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    Nicole: I love your expression "then poof", he was out of our hair. It is absolutely my experience that couples who choose to elope in Joshua Tree really want a very private, meaningful experience followed immediately by an intimate photo session. So... poof ... I left feeling extremely satisfied that I had met you both.

    Scot Eiler

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  • Richard Cadieux was very good at orchestrating our wedding ceremony from our first meeting with him. He allowed us to fully participate in the planning of our ceremony, yet guided us knowing what information he needed to collect to create the perfect ceremony. I would recommend Richard to everyone looking for a good man to marry them.

    Amanda Gray

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  • My husband is in the military and we needed to pull together a sweet and intimate ceremony fast because of a change in orders and Rev. Richard was an answer to prayer! We contacted him on a Monday and were able to plan the ceremony for that Thursday! He was so accommodating and full of great ideas for the location. We decided on a park in palm springs with beautiful views of the mountains that was exactly what we wanted. He brought all the paperwork necessary and did everything for us, we just had to show up! I'll never forget the words he said during the ceremony, so romantic and so sweet. It was such a fun, special, and stress free day! I would recommend Rev. Richard to anyone for a beautiful and unforgettable ceremony experience. Thank you so much!!

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    Amanda and Daniel: Its kind of fun being pressed for time, as it were. The creative juices flow and we had a wonderful time together. All the best: #TheJoyfulWeddingMinister
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