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Officiant in Elizabeth, NJ,
(973) 907-0200
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    Cynthia

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  • Rev. Phil Passantino made our ceremony so special and unique. He included a couple of funny comments and tailored everything specially for us. We also had very emotional moments. It was simply perfect and we could not be happier. We received many compliments on our ceremony. We highly recommend Rev. Phil.

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    Felicitaciones y dios bendiga! Muchas gracias Cynthia y Joe. You both were glowing in the sunshine, it was easy to see how happy you were. A beautiful day at Maritime Parc by the water in Jersey City. It was nice to see you laugh together, and when the car drove by, that was a funny moment! I'll always remember that. Nice to meet your family from Peru, too. All the best!

    Kimberly

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  • We found Reverend Phil through some recommendations and couldn’t be more pleased with our choice. He met with us to find out all the details of our relationship in order to truly get to know us before the big day. We were able to customize our ceremony to fit our needs. He gave us many options in order to do so. He delivered the ceremony with such grace and professionalism, everything turned out wonderful. I highly recommend Reverend Phil’s services to all future couples!

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    Thanks so much Kimberly & Kyle! It was my pleasure. Such a lovely sunny afternoon with you on the beach there at Rock Island, and great to see some old friends too. All the best!

    Cristina

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  • Rev Phil Passantino was great! Schedule is very flexible and so easy to work with. We all know how many things need to be done before a wedding. He makes the process very easy and helps with anything he can help with. Very professional!!! Definitely recommend:)

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    Thanks Cristina! A beautiful night at the Rockleigh, and you both were glowing. It was a special evening. All the best!!

    Andrea

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  • My fiance and I can't say enough about Reverend Phil. Not only was he so thoughtful and considerate about our ceremony's program, but also gave us ideas to help us along. We also hired him as our ceremony musician and our guests were raving about him. He played music as the guests walked in and waited for the ceremony to begin - a variety of love songs. He also played the recessional music and processional music. He was AWESOME. He also performed our ceremony in English and Spanish. A man of many talents. Thank you, Reverend!

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    Thanks so much Andrea! It was really my pleasure. Such a special morning inside Old Tappan Manor, and you both have a wonderful chemistry that was inspiring. Stay blessed and keep on shinin'! - Phil

    Jill

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  • Absolutely wonderful wedding ceremony. Rev. Phil was amazing and added a personal touch. We received many compliments on how nice our ceremony was from our wedding guests.

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    Thanks Jill and Paul. Congrats! I really enjoyed it, especially when Paul chimed in with his sense of humor. Fun weddings are the best. Stay blessed!

    Ariel

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  • Rev. Phil was a unique individual who provided my wife and I with a truly special ceremony.

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    Thanks Ariel & Jaline! That was a special evening at the Bethwood. Glad we could do it outside! The ring blessing with honoring the four directions came out cool. All the best - Phil

    Frances

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  • Phil was phenomenal! He performed a truly heartwarming ceremony for us, delivering exactly the moving but joyful tone we wanted and getting the balance on the spiritual content of the ceremony perfect. And in two languages! Our guests had tons of compliments for the ceremony, noting how well he captured our personalities and how celebratory our ceremony was. Phil also performed on his accordion for the ceremony which made the whole thing feel like a fairy tale. We're thrilled to have had Phil at our ceremony, can't recommend him enough, and hope to keep in touch!

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    Thanks Frances & Glenn. That was wonderful to be a part of, and the first wedding where I got to play VALLENATO accordion AND officiate too! It was an honor, on a gorgeous beach day. You both really shine together. Stay blessed :)

    Isabel

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  • Phil was great! He combined both cultures into the ceremony

    amanda

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  • We absolutely loved working with Rev. Phil and having him officiate our wedding ceremony !! From the first time meeting him the process was not only easy and fun, but he truly put us as ease throughout all of the wedding planning process – Phil helps us create a ceremony that was tailored to us – He truly did an AMAZING job – He made our day so special and also kept our humor and lightheartedness throughout it all ! Our families and guests absolutely loved him, as did we !! Phil is such a great person and his warmth and heart show in everything he does – We were lucky to have found him and he truly made our day unforgettable !!!

    Justin

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  • Fantastic!! Great personality, very friendly and wonderful to deal with!

    Kevin

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  • Phil did a great job at our service. We had a small ceremony but Phil managed to make it very special and personal for us. He did a great job in doing the service in english and spanish what we asked for and couldn't have picked a better officiant.

    Nicole

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  • We just wanted to thank Rev. Phil so much for a beautiful job! So many people have complimented us on how wonderful our ceremony was. Thank you for being a part of our special day!

    User6165666

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  • We have no words to describe how happy we are and how perfect the ceremony was! Everybody was saying how amazing Rev. Phil was! Thank you so much for this beautiful moment! Thank you so much for celebrating the happiest moment of our lives!

    Joe

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  • We just wanted to to send you a short note thanking you for making our marriage ceremony so beautiful and meaningful. It was much more touching than we could imagine it turning out. Several of our guests remarked to us that they found the ceremony to be very moving, and of course you were a big part of that. A big thank you from Joe and Anne

    Melissa

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  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Reverend Phil Passantino. What an amazing wedding ceremony!!! So many people came up to me after the ceremony saying how unique and beautiful it was, unlike anything they have seen before! They loved all of the cultural elements and felt engaged. Not only did Rev. Phil come up with beautiful vows and create a loving environment, he is multitalented. He played acoustic guitar and an African harp called the Mbira throughout the ceremony. He learned specific songs that I requested for my bridal party to enter too. We incorporated Eastern European and West African wedding traditions and cultural touches. Reverend Phil was encouraging and excited about this. He has a beautiful heart and is truly gifted. He captured our story and delivered perfectly, he truly understood us. He created a peaceful and fun environment for us and our guests. If you are looking for a non-traditional, beautiful cultural wedding ceremony with live musi... Read more

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