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Officiant in Frederick, MD,
(443) 454-8229
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    User3190424

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  • Bill helped guide us to create a thorough, thoughtful ceremony that truly reflected our beliefs, relationship, and thoughts on how to celebrate with our family and friends. His approach to guide us through all aspects of the ceremony was thoughtful and thorough, allowing us to be fully prepared and present at our ceremony. Unlike other officiants I've seen before, there were no surprises or poorly delivered jokes; every word of the entire ceremony was thoughtfully planned by the three of us in advance. All the work was worth the effort! Our ceremony was truly the highlight of our entire wedding day, and so special and meaningful to both of us. Thank you so much, Bill (and Joanne!)

    User4472533

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  • Rev Bill and his wife Joanne were outstanding. They helped us plan an incredible ceremony that our guests remarked on as truly touching. Their gentle guidance throughout the process of creating the ceremony was always helpful, thoughtful and ensured that every aspect really reflected us as a couple. Most importantly, Rev Bill really helped us not only emphasize the deep importance of our marriage, but also shared with us with multiple mindfulness-based stress reduction lessons and exercises!

    Robyn

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  • Was a beautiful ceremony, thank you Rev.Mies

    User3450826

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  • Working with Rev. Mies was so helpful and comforting. I am so pleased with how the ceremony turned out and will miss our meetings with the Rev.

    Sarah

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  • Rev. Mies was the most pleasant person to work with in the entire process of planning my wedding!! From the first meeting we had with him, I knew we found the perfect officiant to marry us. He allows you to create a wedding ceremony that speaks about the couple. He made my husband and I feel very comfortable in every way! I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who is in need of an officiant. His services were very useful in creating our ceremony but also brought us closer together as a couple. His prices may be a little steep for some, but I promise it is worth it! He and his wife both helped to make our ceremony perfect. All the guests are still talking about it! Rev. Mies is very personable, professional and just all around very nice and easy to work with. I wish I was planning my wedding again so that I could see him and his wife again!! Very nice people!

    User6017141

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  • It was such a pleasure to work with Bill and his wife to create our wedding ceremony! They are just wonderful and together they worked hard to create a beautiful and memorable ceremony that was so personal to my husband and me. Through working with them, we were really able to recognize the passion they have for working with engaged couples at this special time. We absolutely loved how intimate our ceremony was which was accomplished with the help of Bill & Joanne as we carefully personalized the entire ceremony. Our hearts are forever grateful for their officiant services!

    Sarah

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  • From start to finish, Reverend Bill was a delight to work with. His process is wonderful: my husband and I met with him about 4-5 times before the wedding, and each meeting he got to know us a little better. Our first meeting was entirely about getting to know one another, and his life story is fascinating. He completely understood our religious and spiritual background, and we were able to work together to make a beautiful ceremony. With his guidance, my husband and I picked out each section of the wedding to make it unique and special. Perhaps most importantly, Rev. Bill places an emphasis on mindfulness, for both the ceremony and throughout our marriage. This was immensely helpful, as we were both a bit anxious about having a large ceremony. His lessons on mindfulness helped keep us in the moment on our wedding day, and we appreciated each moment of our ceremony.

    Christina

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  • Working with Rev Bill was a wonderful experience. We hand picked our ceremony and with Rev Bill's process we were able to really absorb the whole experience so that when the wedding day came, we remember every moment of the ceremony and the love that we felt all around us. Great experience and I highly recommend. I didn't want to do a Church wedding but this gave me all the traditional pieces I needed with the flexibility to make it our own.

    Jamie

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  • William was the absolute BEST part of our planning process. We met with him several times in person to create our ceremony from the ground up. He has a very peaceful presence about him that eased my mind in the times we met which was very needed since planning can be extremely stressful. He reminded us of what's truly important... love, and being in the moment. I've already recommended him to several people and will continue to do so.

    User4025343

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  • Bill served as the officiant for my recent wedding. In all ways, he was accommodating and incredibly helpful. His performance was from the heart and well paced. He spoke with gravitas and love. He did this because he had truly gotten to know my wife and I over the course of our wedding preparation. Bill's services require some serious commitment. That would be my only "caution" about hiring him. Be prepared to spend at least 4 fairly long sessions with him, getting to know him and planning the details of your ceremony. If you're looking for a simpler experience, perhaps Bill's not for you. But, if you're looking for someone who is willing and able to tailor a service perfectly to you, care about your happiness, and truly give you your money's worth (he charged more than most officiants we talked to, but he was definitely worth it), Bill's your man. We were looking for a spiritual yet not too religious service, a fairly quick yet momentous/meaningful ceremony. Bill helped us articulate ... Read more

    Shannon

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  • Reverend Mies and his wife Joanne are absolutely wonderful. My husband and I come from different faith traditions (He is strongly Catholic; I am loosely Protestant). We had talked in length about blending our mutual backgrounds throughout the wedding and our future together. However, we were not quite prepared for the incredible resistance we received from family members in regards to not holding our ceremony in the church. Therefore, choosing a wedding officiant was one of the hardest task we faced. I must say that I don't think we would have kept our wits if it hadn't been for Bill and Joanne. Over the course of four meetings, they helped us craft a ceremony that truly reflected our relationship together. Bill also walked us through several mindfulness techniques that helped us manage our stress levels. (This is optional. You don't have to participate in these exercises if you are not interested, but I highly recommend them.) By the time the wedding came, it felt as though we h... Read more

    Rachael

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  • Bill and his wife were very personable to work with. We traveled over an hour three times to their house and created a beautiful ceremony. We wanted it short and sweet and very personable. We were very happy with the ceremony and our family and friends can't stop talking about it. The only thing that was brought up post-wedding was that my name, Rachael, was pronounced by Bill as "Rash-eel." This is something my husband and I never noticed though. Wonderful people to work with and Bill practiced mindfulness with us which we use in our everyday stressful life.

    User3794802

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  • I feel like we've known Rev. Bill much longer than 3 months! His insight was helpful during the planning process, and together we crafted a ceremony that felt both personal and intimate. He and his wife Joanne are an amazing team, and put a lot of work into helping us create a ceremony that reflected us a couple. If you are looking for the "family friend" feel from an Officiant, I highly recommend Rev. Bill. Also, he has a great voice!

    Bob

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  • My wife and I wanted a personalized wedding and not just a box checker, and we definitely got that from Reverend Mies and his wife. We had multiple meetings to customize and get comfortable with our ceremony and ultimately got our own, one of a kind celebration that we created from start to finish. Which is exactly what we wanted. With those meetings, we were completely prepared and comfortable when the day came. You can really tell that he cares about making your day special and works hard to do so. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have their own special day made just for them that you can cherish for a lifetime. Put in the time, it's worth it!

    User3625252

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  • Rev. Mies is wonderful. My husband and I liked him the first time we met him. You will have several meetings with him, but parts of the meetings are optional. My husband and I chose to participate (to get our money's worth BUT more so because we really valued what Bill offered). I would have chosen Bill 100 times over again. He and his wife are a warm, friendly and down to earth couple. We are very thankful that we met Bill and had him officiate our ceremony. The only downside was for us driving out to his home was about a 2.5 hour drive total for our meetings.

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