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

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  • Rev. Bill Mies was the most positive, memorable part of our entire wedding journey! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Bill. My husband and I met with Bill four times before the big day. Initially we thought we were just getting to know each other...but each visit became more and more meaningful. Not only did we get to learn about Bill, but I learned more about myself as an individual, I learned about my husband, and I learned what is needed in order to build a solid marriage/relationship. To us, it was important to know what was going to be said at our ceremony. And this is one of the reasons why Bill was so wonderful to work with. He helped us create and design our own ceremony. He provided us with the basic guidelines and we were able to pick our readings and each piece of the ceremony ourselves. During the third and fourth visit, we went through the entire ceremony. As a bride, this helped me feel at ease during the big day. I walked down the aisle feeling ... Read more

    Karen

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  • Bill guided us through the steps to create our wedding. Over the times we met he came to know us well, had us participate in exercises that were meaningful and of value, and helped us connect at a deeper level.

    User3411362

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  • It was an awesome experience, I was not expecting to enjoy the process as much as I did. Everything was really organized, and we felt that no one else could take care of us in such a great way for our special day. Thank you guys, it was everything we could have hoped for.

    Aeryn

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  • Mindful Ministries was such a meaningful and memorable experience for my husband and I. We really learned such much about ourselves and each other. I would recommend and urge every engaged couple to use Rev.Mies as he just makes the process of engagement through marriage so special. You will get a unique experience here. You learn how to stop, pause and breathe. You are reminded to appreciate who you are, how you add to your partner's life and how you work together as a couple. You honestly get even new ways to appreciate your partner for just who they are, no matter how long you've been together. It is just a totally simple yet imperative view of you, your fiance and life in general.

    Beverly

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  • My fiancé and I are so grateful we found Rev Bill a few weeks before our wedding. He spent as much time with us as possible to get to know both of us. We shared stories and ideas. After a couple meetings, it felt like we've known him our entire lives. He is so caring and patient. He was perfect for us. His wife also helped significantly. They made sure our ceremony was personal and meaningful. Together, we all built a great ceremony. We rehearsed it together, as well as during the rehearsal dinner. I don't know what we would have done without him. Rev Mies is absolutely amazing.

    Sarah

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  • In all honesty, the preparation we did with Bill and Joanne was the best part of our wedding. Although it is always stressful to commit to after-work sessions, every night we got to sit down with Bill we were instantly relaxed, happy and content. Bill has a great way of having you focus on the moment and the love between us. He takes his time to get to know each of you individually as well as a couple. Although we work through questions, it always flows naturally and as part of the conversation. The second meeting with Bill is when you start developing your ceremony based on his knowledge of the two of you as well as your wants and preferences. We wanted to appease my religious family with my husband's non-religious family while making our ceremony unique, special and fun. We wanted the ceremony to be very realistic and commitment focused, as opposed to any fluffy, "meant to be", higher power language. Bill was very adept in choosing readings and ceremonies that helped speak to our ind... Read more

    Allison

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  • Reverend Mies really put so much time into my ceremony. He wanted to make sure that everything was perfect.

    Megan

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  • Bill is amazing-- I cannot even describe how thrilled we are with the beautiful, personal, intimate wedding ceremony he helped us create. We got compliments about so many things on our wedding day, but the thing I heard the most was "That was the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen." Bill invests a lot of time in creating the perfect ceremony and expects his couples to do the same-- it is well worth the time and monetary investment. We did not get married in a church, but my family is Catholic so I know that the fact that Bill used to be a priest was important to many of my family members. And the fact that he is married was important to us! This ceremony was so important to us that it is the only part of the day we paid to have a vidographer record, and I cannot wait to see the video!! I highly recommend Rev. William Mies to anyone who wants a personal, unique wedding ceremony!

    User2449731

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  • Rev. Bill was the perfect fit for our wedding! He was reverent, inviting, and offered stoic presence for our ceremony. We enjoyed our wedding preparatory meetings with Bill. We live in Richmond, VA and so planning our ceremony as well as preparing as a couple was more challenging due to the distance, but Bill was so helpful and flexible and aided in a seamless "big day". He made our ceremony unique and let us customize our ceremony to fit our relationship. He tailored our ceremony to our style and crafted a beautiful message prior to our vows that was perfect for our personalities and our setting. We look forward to celebrating many years if happy marriage thanks to Rev. Bill's coaching, guidance, and nuptials.

    Melanie

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  • My husband grew up Catholic and wanted a priest to officiate at our wedding. I did not grow up Catholic and did not want a priest to officiate. We were so lucky to find Revered Mies who was a Catholic priest at one time but left the priesthood many years ago. He now focuses on spirituality and mindfulness. We contacted many people about officiating at our wedding but he is the only one we really wanted to meet. We knew at the end of our meeting (without even needing to discuss it) that we wanted to work with him. Reverend Mies is open to incorporating any and all feelings, thoughts and beliefs into the ceremony as he believes each ceremony is personal to the couple and should be entirely theirs. He really came through with that - the first thing most of our guests said to us after the wedding was that the ceremony was amazing - very personal and touching. We thought so too. If you are looking for someone to work with you on a personal ceremony who will take a genuine int... Read more

    Whitney

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  • With less than three months to go before our wedding, our original officiant fell gravely ill, and was going to be unable to perform our ceremony. We were quickly referred to Reverend Mies by our wedding coordinator. During our first meeting, we were initially impressed with his attention to detail. We discussed with him the ceremony our original officiant had prepared, and after answering some probing questions he posed to us about our faith, we realized that the traditional Roman Catholic ceremony we had laid out was not one that was indicative of who we are as individuals. We set out a course to completely revamp our wedding ceremony, and we were so glad that we did. Over the next three months, we met with Reverend Mies several times to discuss topics such as spirituality, mindfulness, and most importantly, love. During these meetings, we constructed the framework for a non-traditional wedding ceremony, eschewing the marriage ceremony traditions of our faith, yet remain... Read more

    User2467487

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  • Bill was wonderful to work with. He really got to know us over our 4 sessions and wanted the ceremony to be 100% about us not just taken out of a book. We choose almost the whole ceremony with his help, and were able to customize everything. We met his wife Joann a couple of times as well and with both of them they really made our ceremony great.

    Brian

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  • Rev. Bill helped to make our wedding ceremony everything we were hoping for. Bill has a peaceful presence that is so beneficial during the hectic planning of a wedding and helped my wife and I to take a deep breath and truly appreciate the meaningfulness of the important step we were making. A good number of our guests commented on how great a job Rev. Bill did. I gladly recommend him.

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