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Officiant in Frederick, District Of Columbia,
(301) 676-2105
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    Nick Denillo

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  • Joyce was very intentional and deliberate in making our vision of our day come to light. Joyce has such a lovely personality and sense of humor which made it easy to form a professional bond.

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    Thank you Nick, You were both a delight to work with, thank you for securing me. I really appreciate you taking the time to review me. Joyce

    Abigail Ragonesi

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  • Joyce was the officiant for our September wedding. We really liked that she met with us before we booked her so that we could see if we were compatible. Also, she helped us put together the ceremony and made everything low stress for us! She had beautiful reading suggestions, and was open to customizing the ceremony how we wanted it. We also received a lot of compliments from our guests about Joyce and her good sense of humor! It was a relief to know Joyce would be up there with us at our wedding. You will not regret booking her.

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    Thank you so much Abigail and Mark, for such a great review. I’m delighted that you liked the ceremony with a little bit of humour thrown in. You were a beautiful bride Abigail, and you looked pretty good too Mark!!

    Kaitlynn

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  • We are so happy that Joyce was part of our day! When I first started the search for an officiant, I was worried about finding someone that felt like a natural fit (you’re bringing a stranger in to be a critical part of getting married!) I had no need to worry once we found Joyce. To start, she is incredibly organized and was very helpful to us with getting through the entire process. Our first meeting she helped us iron out details while getting to know us and helping us feel instantly comfortable. Our comfort continued to the rehearsal and the ceremony. She has a wonderful sense of humor that brings so much joy and sincerity to the entire process and the ceremony! Joyce would be a wonderful part to any wedding, and we can’t thank her enough for being part of our day.

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    Hi Kaitlynn, Thank you for such an fabulous review, you made my work very easy, you were both very co-operative with my instructions. I really enjoyed performing your wedding ceremony, you were a very beautiful bride....and the groom was pretty handsome too...😊!! Thank you again for the review and if possible I’d love if you can share a couple of photos with me to put on my website (with your permission) Warmest wishes Joyce

    Kyrie Wolfe

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  • Joyce was great. She was friendly, personable, and organized. Joyce was patient and walked us through everything from the structure of our ceremony on paper to physically walking everyone through at rehearsal. Her sense of humor is, of course, our favorite, right next to her accent. Love, love, love her

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    Wow! ..thank you so much Kyrie. I enjoyed your rehearsal and wedding day, tremendously! Thank you for securing me...Best day ever!

    Alex Eliopolo

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  • Joyce was amazing from the start. She made my wife and I feel special from the beginning. On our big day Joyce kept us calm with her humor and also with her kindness. She really made a big impression on our guests too. I would go out of my way to recommend Joyce to anyone getting married!

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    Alex, Thank you for such an amazing review, I really appreciate it. Your wedding day was awesome, a beautiful couple, and your bridal party were a ‘hoot' Congratulations once again.

    Janice Moyers

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  • Joyce did a fabulous job, instilled humor and wit. Lot of options to select from regarding the readings for the ceremony and she provides you a package of this as a keepsake.

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    Hi Janice, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I enjoyed performing your ceremony very much. Thanks once again. Warmly Joyce

    Anthony Fanelli

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  • Joyce was amazing to work with! When we were meeting with potential officiants Joyce really stood out to us and made us feel very comfortable. She was very communicative leading up to the wedding. During the ceremony she kept everything on track and made us very relaxed with some humor along the way. Our families loved Joyce as well. We highly recommend her!

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    Anthony, Apologise for such a late response to you, but thank you so much for such lovely review, your wedding day was great, your bride was stunning...You’re a lucky man indeed. Congratulations once again.

    Dominique Bruno

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  • My Fiance and I were so lucky to find Joyce Hilbery to Officiate our Wedding. She really took the time to get to know us as people, and made sure that our rehearsal and our special day went smoothly. Most importantly, Joyce made the day FUN for my husband and I (which is no small feat, considering how stressful weddings can be). Also, she was so kind to all of our friends and family, and made them really feel like they were part of our special day. Thank you Rev. Joyce Hilbery for everything!

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    Hi Dominique, I am thrilled that you’ve taken the time to write such a glowing review for me...Thank you so much. You’re wedding day was awesome, everything went off as planned....You were a very pretty bride...Nicholas, is a very lucky man.....and I know, he knows, that he is too! Many, many happy years together. Warmest wishes Joyce

    Davita

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  • Working with Joyce was a delight! She helped us create a meaningful, touching, non-religious ceremony. As our date approached, she emailed us with reminders and tips to make sure our ceremony flowed and everything was in order. I loved working with her, and my family attending the ceremony complimented her work.

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    Hi Davita, Thank you so much for such a brilliant review. The pleasure was all mine to have been chosen to perform your ceremony, especially during such difficult times with the ‘lockdown’ Wishing you a very long and happy married life together. Thank you again.

    Kelsey

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  • Joyce was absolute perfection at our wedding - don’t even think twice about having her officiate. We got so many compliments about Joyce from guests and other vendors after the ceremony - the readings and ceremony were beautiful PLUS she’s absolutely hilarious and brought some levity and laughter. From our first few minutes of sitting done with her at the first meeting we already knew we we were going to hire her. She makes the entire process EASY but also customizable (which all brides know the less stressful the better) and offered up some amazing ideas. We told her we didn’t want to write our own vows and she instead suggested that we do a wine box ceremony where we write a letter to each other and close them up with a box of wine which we ended up doing as part of our ceremony. It was such an amazing idea and, again, we had over ten people come up to us afterwards and tell us they loved the wine box idea and had never seen it before. She made our entire wedding party laugh m... Read more

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    Oh Kelsey, what an amazing review indeed...Thank you very much. You were both so easy to work with. I’m absolutely delighted that you were happy with what I did....The wine box ceremony is my favourite...so meaningful, and..... you’ve you’ve got a great bottle of wine to look forward too...ha ha ha. Continue having a wonderful married life. Joyce

    Vanessa Schmitt

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joyce was THE best decision, outside of getting married, that we possibly could've made. She was extremely helpful in guiding us through the entire marriage process. She took charge of the rehearsal and helped us avoid any possible disasters. She was quick and responsive to all our questions, as well as being kind and funny by helping to break the ice the day of the wedding. She made us both extremely comfortable as we stood in front of all those people crying and pouring our hearts out. We couldn't possibly think of any other person we would want to go through this experience with than Reverend Joyce!

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    Wow! Thank you so much Vanessa, what an incredible review...I’m very flattered, but you and you wedding party made me feel very comfortable too, so it was a ‘two way street’...Thank you once again!

    Katelyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a wonderful experience with Joyce. She responded within the hour when I initially contacted her and we quickly set up a meeting at a restaurant! She made a great first impression and we immediately knew we wanted her to officiate our big day! She was charming, very friendly, personable and very well spoken. She worked with us and even was able to do our wedding even though she had another one on the same day! She accommodated us both! Joyce really has a passion for what she does and brings something very special to the table. She knows what she is doing and keeps everything on track and flowing smoothly! We had many compliments about her from many of our guests!! Highly recommend!! Well worth the $$!

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    Katelyn, I want to say thank you for such a wonderful review. You were a stunning bride and your wedding day was nothing short of perfect. Thank you for securing me, and once again ‘Thank You'

    Jennifer Naumovitz

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  • Joyce is wonderful and so full of life. The best way to start off your marriage. She was always professional, but kept you nice and relaxed the day of the wedding. The ceremony was a breeze and memorable. I would recommend her highly. One of the extra bonuses besides her being a great officiant is that she was super prompt with emails. Usually she responded within a few hours and definitely within 24. As us brides know, that is a huge mental load off when you're sitting there waiting for a response. Thank you so much Joyce for making our day so special and magnificent.

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    Jen, Thank you for such a wonderful review, that means a lot to me that you were happy with the way I conducted myself, and my business. Wishing you both a wonderful, long and happy married life. Joyce

    Marina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Joyce Hilbery was our officiant for our recent wedding, and it simply would not have been the same without her. We planned our wedding from the other side of the world, and from the start she was very responsive and easy to get in touch with. She gave us lots of wonderful ideas for readings and ceremony add-ons to work with and was very receptive to our choices/preferences around wording which were important as we are a same-sex couple. She arrived promptly on the day of the ceremony, and made us all feel immediately at ease. She had great banter with the bridal party and really felt like one of the family. We appreciated her wit and sweetness during the ceremony itself, which ran smoothly and could not have gone better in all honesty. Recommend 100%.

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    Hi Marina and Charlotte, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I’m delighted that you were happy with my ceremony. You were both so easy to work with as were you’re bridal party, and thank you for the 100% recommendation. I hope that married life is good, on the the other of the world.’ My very best wishes to you both.

    Alexandra Rodriguez

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  • Joyce was our wedding life savior! We had everything planned for the wedding except the most important person to actually wed us! We met for dinner and bam we new we were in the right hands. With only about 4 weeks until the wedding Joyce was there for us. With her years of experience she was prepared to share our special day! Day of the wedding she was a little piece of relief for us as we prepared to go out in front of our friends and family. Our ceremony was short and very sweet (in the middle of the summer!) we also had a bridal party of 22! Groomsmen, bridesmaids and our flower girls and ring bearers. So she made it happen! I’d recommend Joyce for your upcoming wedding! Ask her about her wine box ceremony!

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    Thank you so much for such a great review. I enjoyed your wedding day tremendously, we did make it happen! Would love to see some photos-s and be able to share them...
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