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Officiant in Charlottesville, VA,
(434) 882-2680
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 48 Reviews


    Courtney Fredrickson

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  • We decided to work with Claire after video chatting with her to discuss our envisioned ceremony. She was easy to work with and helpful when we were unsure about various parts of the ceremony. The ceremony she drafted for us was so beautiful - both families loved it and the touching message she conveyed. One thing that Claire really excels at, which I didn't realize until looking at our wedding photos, is stepping aside at important times during the ceremony to give the photographer a clean shot. Thank you Claire for marrying us and delivering such a beautiful ceremony!

    Vanessa

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  • Claire did such a great job officiating our ceremony. We were the most nervous about our ceremony, but Claire put us at ease. She included little details from our questionaire which really put a personal spin on it. The words she wrote made our ceremony feel so sweet and intimate. Couldn’t have asked for anyone better!

    Katie

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  • Claire did a fantastic job of personalizing our ceremony. My husband and I come from drastically different religious backgrounds so the search for an officiant was difficult to say the least. Claire incorporated elements that addressed what he values, what I value, and what we value to really make it our own. Her message was so meaningful and beautiful. The process is so easy and she does just a fantastic job. I'd highly recommend her!

    Adam Disbrow

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  • Claire was wonderful. She worked with us in every aspect to create a personal and intimate wedding ceremony. On the day of the wedding she assisted dynamically going well above and beyond the expectations of an officiant. Claire brought kindness, love, and joy to our most special day. Highly recommend.

    Hailey

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    5 out of 5
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  • Claire was incredible! We wound up finding her late in the game and she was only available because of an unexpected cancellation. She was SO flexible and interested in making our wedding ours. She gave us a lot of ideas based on what we expressed interest in and then she was able to help us create the perfect, personalized ceremony. The energy was calm and warm; exactly what we were going for!

    lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • Reverend Claire Frances did such an amazing job at creating a personal and memorable ceremony. We had no idea what to expect when we were seeking an officiant, but Rev. Claire Frances made the process incredibly easy with a video call and a questionnaire that we each filled out. She asked us about hobbies or interests that were a part of our relationship and found ways to interweave Star Wars and Office quotes into our program without them taking away from the ceremony. We appreciated her guidance when it came to writing our own vows and how she reminded us to take in the moment (as the day will fly by!). We are so grateful to the various Charlottesville vendors that referred us to her service!

    Maya

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    5 out of 5
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  • Claire did a great job with our somewhat complicated interfaith ceremony. She really listened to our desires as a couple and was willing to incorporate our parents' feedback. She considered a number of practical issues involving the the ceremony that we never would have considered on our own. In our meetings with her, at the rehearsal, and on our wedding day she truly set us at ease. She truly surpassed all expectations in helping us bring together our family and friends to witness and celebrate our marriage during the ceremony. We were very happy with our ceremony, our parents were happy and many friends have told us that the ceremony "felt great" and was deeply moving.

    David

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was an absolute joy to have Rev. Claire perform our marriage ceremony. Her sincerity in celebrating the love my husband and I share is so evident. She patiently listened to us as we shared our story of who we are, our preferences, our perspectives, and our what our ideal ceremony would include. She surpassed every expectation! We are most grateful for her!!

    Christy

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we first met with Rev. Claire Frances during our planning, we felt instantly at ease with her. It was an easy decision to choose her as our officiant. Putting the ceremony together with Rev. Claire was a very easy process and we appreciated her input in how to easily incorporate our different religious backgrounds into the ceremony. During the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding, Rev. Claire was nothing less than an absolute pro. The ceremony was flawless, despite the cold weather that day, and Rev. Claire made sure that everything flowed smoothly. We appreciate all of her help in making our ceremony so memorable.

    Sarah

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  • We really wanted an interfaith ceremony that truly reflected who we are as a couple. I am so glad we found Claire! She got to know us early in the planning process and truly respected our wishes to create a ceremony that felt like us. She was able to infuse joy, warmth, and humor to showcase our love and relationship. And best yet, both families were happy! We highly recommend Claire.

    Lily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev. Claire Frances was a wise, loving, and patient guide through our wedding ceremony design process. Because she took the time to get to know me and my husband personally, she was able to provide truly heartfelt and genuine remarks. It nearly rained on our outdoor ceremony and Rev. Claire was able to somehow transform that into the occasion for a beautiful parable about how water makes a knot stronger. She is a gem.

    Heather

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  • Claire was amazing to work with. She met with us many times to make sure the ceremony was a reflection of us as a couple. The ceremony was beautiful!

    Eldridge

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn't have been happier with our choice of officiant! We instantly felt a connection with her and she was flexible with us editing wording of blessings, placement of elements, etc. to make it exactly what we wanted. She educated us on how a ceremony is set up so that we could tweak ours until we were happy. She met with us three times in person and twice on Skype (we live in another state right now) and was very giving of her time with us. Her tone and demeanor while speaking in the ceremony were absolutely perfect. She was joyful yet solemn, and warm and caring and comforting while leading our guests and ourselves through the ceremony. She even brushed up her Tibetan singing bowl skills just for us! Her presence made our ceremony the best one I've ever seen. Thank you Claire!

    Christine

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  • Rev. Claire was fantastic to work with and created such a personalized ceremony that was truly special for us. She was able to blend our Methodist and Catholic family backgrounds along with non-religious elements to create a memorable service. What we loved most is that during our interview she truly tried to get to know us as a couple – what we see in the other, why we chose each other, what marriage meant to us. The packet we received to help guide our choices for different elements of the ceremony was substantial and a great resource. We absolutely loved our ceremony, she made it absolutely perfect!

    Mary

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Claire is wonderful! Since we do not live in Charlottesville, she did an initial Skype consultation with us so we could all get to know each other better and describe our vision for the ceremony. After we decided to have Claire officiate, she sent us an email with tons of different options regarding the ceremony - never once did we feel lost or confused. She walked us through each step and did a great job managing a large wedding party at the rehearsal. We had a Jewish ceremony and most of our guests were not Jewish. Claire described the different aspects of the Jewish wedding and what is symbolized which our guests appreciated. We highly recommend Claire for your big day!
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