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Officiant in Palm Springs,
(760) 636-3564
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  • 111 Reviews


    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

    Brian Schatz

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  • Richard is incredible and made our wedding ceremony wonderful. He is personable, calming, and took the time to sincerely listen and get to know us and understand our desires for our wedding ceremony. We were truly touched at the effort he put in to our ceremony script and would make any edits we desired. He's so well-versed having done many weddings that he knows exactly what to do to ensure all bases are covered from the rehearsal to acoustics to logistics. I would happily recommend Richard to any couple for their special day.

    Ally Markmiller

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  • Let me start off by saying that Richard is very professional, well-informed, quick to respond, and exceeded my expectations. He definitely deserves the 5 stars! I contacted him on April 4 via his website to see if he was available in May for a sunrise ceremony in Joshua Tree National Park. Within an hour or so, I received a text and email from him to confirm our phone consultation that was scheduled for the next day. He came across very sweet, caring, and genuine when he expressed the joy he has partaking in wedding ceremonies. Richard mentioned that his job is more than just officiating a wedding; it's to evoke the right emotions which will be captured in the photographs. After talking to him over the phone, I had no doubt that I wanted Richard to be the officiant. Later that night he emailed us a couple's questionnaire. We were told to only answer the questions that resonated with us and to skip those that didn't. This is what he used to cater the ceremony script for us. (Note... Read more

    Robert Youkhana

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  • My wife and I needed to find a last minute officiant for our wedding, and luckily stumbled onto Richard. My wife contacted him 18 days before our wedding, and luckily he had a Friday slot for our wedding. He reached out to me over the phone and after an hour long phone conversation, I never felt as comfortable for someone to officiate our wedding as I did with Richard. Richard and I spoke at length about who Kristy and I were, as well as some tips for starting our marriage. He sent us questionnaires to find out who we were. With our answers, he created a beautiful ceremony that he sent for us to review. Up to the wedding day, he kept constant communication, not only with us, but with our venue and vendors as well. As a huge planner, I never felt more at ease as I did with Richard. The ceremony was beautiful, and Richard has our guests laughing and crying. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant and would recommend Richard to anyone! Thank you again for making our bea... Read more

    Sabine B. Jones

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  • Joyful weddings were not empty promises, but were promises kept by Reverend Cardieux. From beginning to the end Rev. Cardieux was most helpful with the 'paper war' connected with a marriage license, was flexible when it came to the date and time of the ceremony and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Truly a sweet and joyful wedding. Thank you dearly Rev. Cardieux, sincerely, Sabine Jones as well in the name of the now happily married couple.

    responded with the following comments.

    Sabine: Thank you for your kind words. Your Spanish translation was key to the non-English speaking brides heartfelt gratitude.

    Heidi Smith

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  • Richard did an excellent job for us. While we were just a small service for parents and kids he took the time and attention to make it feel as important and special as it would have been for a much larger event. We greatly appreciated the extra attention and thoughtfulness Richard put into the ceremony it was perfect for us.

    Jenna Soehn

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  • We came from Canada to California to get married and found Richard online based on his positive reviews. He responded back within an hour and we scheduled a long and pleasant phone call to get to know one another. He provided us each with a questionnaire to do about our values and relationship with each other and wrote the most beautiful, personalized ceremony we could have hoped for. On our wedding day he helped to coordinate various vendors and our guests which made the day feel extremely relaxing. It was amazing how Richard created such a personalized ceremony while truly connecting with us, our family and our guests during the ceremony. Everyone said we could not have found a better officiant and we are still talking about how beautiful the ceremony was a week after and will for the rest of our lives. Thank you Richard for an unforgettable experience! Jenna and Geoff

    Maria

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  • The best decision other than marrying my wonderful husband was to choose Richard as our officiant and out coordinator the the event . He made the entire process stress free and the day flowed smoothly without any hiccups. He is a wonderful man and I would recommend him highly. Also being from Canada he was able to give me the correct advice about making sure our documents were in order for the wedding to be recognized in Canada as well.

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    You and Doug were great communicators during the months that we worked together. That makes coordinating special days less stressful. All the best - Richard

    Doug Swane

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  • Richard attended to our needs as we live out of country. We had no challenges day of our event. At went very smoothly

    Rachel Roth

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  • I cannot say enough good things about Richard! We planned our elopement in Palm Springs and weren't able to meet in person until the day of the ceremony. Through our phone conversations and emails, Richard already felt like a friend. He asked thoughtful questions and interpreted our conversations into a beautiful ceremony. Truly a talented officiant and a wonderful person all around.

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    Such a beautiful picture of a loving couple that was born to be together. The girls were over the moon happy!

    Caraigh Cannon

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  • Richard was our officiant for our wedding on November 10th, 2018 in beautiful Palm Springs, California. I can’t say how enjoyable and how much he put my nerves at ease throughout the whole process. He was recommended through a family friend Allison who works in the industry and had nothing but incredible things to say about his services. We met up with him a few months before the wedding, discussed our vision and he just got it! His communication was incredible throughout the whole process and was readily available for any questions I had regarding the sequence of events and paperwork. The day before he met us at the venue for a run through of what to expect and it made me happy to know we were in the best of hands on one of the most stressful days of my life. The day of was a bit of a cluster getting to the venue and when we arrived, I saw his face and immediately felt at ease. He’s been doing this for a long time and you can tell through his willingness to listen, yet inter... Read more

    Julia Gall

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  • Richard officiated our wedding just this past weekend at The O'Donnell House in Palm Springs and we couldn't have been happier with how everything went. The part we enjoyed the most was writing the ceremony together with Richard to ensure it was personal and felt really special. Richard also reviewed our vows and was generally very helpful throughout the entire process. Incredibly thankful for every moment!

    George

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  • Richard was very accommodating and flexible. We live out of state, and Richard's guidance through the process ensured our wedding was exactly as we hoped for. He provided an intimate and personal marriage ceremony that was exactly to our taste. Thank you Richard

    Elizabeth Southerland

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  • Professional and flexible to what we wanted in the ceremony. Came early with readings printed out for us. Reliable, responsive, and prompt.

    Angela

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  • I would recommend Joyful Wedding to anyone getting married in the Palm Springs area.

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