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Officiant in Ranson, WV,
(443) 974-1661
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    Camille

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  • Rev Stephen was very pleasant to work with along our wedding process. He was very informative in details and helped guide us through the ceremony. We met with him for food twice prior to the wedding and he showed much interest in getting to know us as a couple and also on a more personal level. He was also happy to stay longer to give a blessing for the food before we ate our meal at the reception. Highly recommend

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    Camille, Thanks very much for your kind and gracious words. From the beginning, it was a delight to work with you and Chad to get ready for your wedding day. I enjoyed meeting your families and sharing in the joy of your lovely wedding day. Stephen

    Shannon

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    5 out of 5
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  • My family is very Catholic and as most Catholics know you can't get married outside and have it be viewed as legitimate in the Catholic church. I knew I wanted to get married outside but still have elements of a Catholic wedding / a priest do it. I also wanted it to be about 30 minutes instead of a full 60 minute mass :) Father Stephen Stahley became my answer to all of the above - but little did I know he would be SO much more. We had phone calls with a few priests and I knew immediately that Father Stephen was the one for us. He sent me an entire packet in the mail full of example ceremony structures, readings, etc. before we even decided to work with him! It was so extremely thorough and thoughtful and so symbolic of the way he continued to work with us. He is a part of CITI ministries and truly loves officiating weddings and getting to know couples. He is such a kind, warm soul and is so extremely thoughtful. Father Stephen met with my fiance and I multiple times before our wedding... Read more

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    Shannon, For the privilege of officiating your wedding and the wonderful friendship that grew over the year leading up to it, I'll be eternally grateful. Meeting your family, Brendan's family, and your good friends and sharing that time with them made me feel like a part of the family. The blessings that flowed from your celebration will keep reverberating for me as I go forward. With love and prayers, Stephen

    Katie Hartzell

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  • Rev. Stahley was wonderful to work with. He took the time to keep us at ease during the ceremony as well as helping us prepare for the big day. I can't imagine any way the ceremony any other way! He kept it light with some humor to ease the nerves and everyone was loved the way he made it all feel effortless. Thank-you for everything! Photo credit: Roman Grinev Photography http://www.romangrinev.com/

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    Katie & Christopher, Thanks so much for your kind and very generous review. It was a true honor to officiate the wedding of two distinguished naval officers who are rendering excellent service to our nation. Getting to know you both has been a blessing in my life. Thank you again. Stephen

    Renea Luciano

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I found Stephen on weddingwire, I knew I made the right decision of picking him to officiate our wedding. He was such an amazing person. Our wedding was perfect because of him. I would love to recommend him to all my friends. He's the best.

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    Renea & Irwin, My thanks for your thoughtfulness in sharing this lovely review. Getting to know you over the past year and learning the story of your relationship was a real source of inspiration to me. And that wonderful gift you gave me--I continue to use it every day! Thanks for your kindness. Stephen

    Margaret Hammer

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was such a privilege to have Stephen officiate our marriage ceremony. This was a second marriage for us and he made our wedding service PERFECT! He was always there for us throughout the entire process - from the first time we met with him as a couple to share our story until the actual wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us! I met Stephen a little over 5 years ago as he performed my daughter and son in law’s ceremony which was absolutely perfect also. It couldn’t have meant more or been so special to have him again be a part of such an important time in our life!

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    Margaret & Don, Being a part of your special day was such a grace and having the opportunity to reconnect with your family made it that much more significant for me. My happiness for you both was overflowing on that gorgeous day and I will always treasure the memories of that celebration. Love & prayers, Stephen

    Adrienne Brown

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  • Choosing Rev. Stephen Stahley was one of the best vendor choices my husband and I made! Rev. Steve was personable and made sure he got to know us and our story. Our service was perfect in every way. Through out the ceremony Steve would tell my husband and I to breath and relax so that we could enjoy every moment. During the reception, Steve gave a lovely prayer before dinner and he got to know both of our families. I highly recommend Rev. Steve if you want an officiant who will listen to you and give you the ceremony that you have dreamed of!

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    Adrienne, Thanks for your good words! It was such a privilege to be a part of your lovely wedding in that beautiful setting. Working with you and Rob to get ready for your big day was a wonderful experience. Thanks for everything. Love & cheers--Steve

    Rick Battersby

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    5 out of 5
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  • Father Stahley was a true blessing to us. He is an example of what all priests should be. From the first moment we met him we knew he was the officiant we wanted and prayed for. 2 hrs later we were still talking to him without a moment of awkwardness. His calm presence and demeanor made the day all about us and made us feel completely at ease. We would have given him 10's if we could go that high. Don't worry about the choice - he was perfect for us and I suspect anyone else too. Jeannie and Rick

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    Jeannie & Rick, Your lovely wedding ceremony in July was a gift of family joy and rare spiritual depth. It was such a privilege to get to know you and spend that time with your wonderful families through the wedding weekend. Thanks for everything! Steve

    Jess M

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  • Father Stahley officiated our wedding On 6/29/19, he was highly recommend to us. We meet with Father Stahley prior to the wedding and he was very professional, giving us his background and getting to know us. He worked with our schedule and was very good with communication throughout the whole process. The day of the wedding he was very helpful with the practice walk through and made suggestions to involve family members and friends. During the ceremony he would whispered “you guys are doing great” to keep us calm and he made us feel very comfortable standing at the alter. I would recommend Father Stahley to officiate any wedding. Jess and Mike

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    Jessica and Mike, I thoroughly enjoyed myself at your June wedding and felt so fortunate to get to know your family members during the reception. You prepared very well for the big day and all the parts came together beautifully. Over the months before the wedding, it was great to get to know you both. Thanks very much. Stephen

    Robbie

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  • I would highly recommend Father/Rev. Stephen Stahley to any bride and groom looking for a very personable, kind, caring, supportive, and professional officiant. We are very happy with the decision we made with having Father/Rev. Stahley officiate our wedding ceremony because he created a very meaningful and special experience for my husband and I. He gave special and gracious remarks to our parents, family, and friends during the ceremony, he was very kind and uplifting to my son/ringbearer, Ryan, and he was very flexible with us adding our personal touch of a sand ceremony. He was very flexible during the prepping processes as we were able to met in person months prior to our ceremony to go over the details of our ceremony, the rehearsal, and he was very accessible/responsive to my emails through out. We are very happy we found an officiant who fulfilled our needs to officiate a ceremony that was religious yet in a waterfront/outdoor setting because we had many guest who attended our ... Read more

    Haley Collis

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  • We are so happy that we met Steve and he was able to officiate our wedding! He was so helpful leading up to our wedding and full of great advise. He was very professional and helped make us feel as calm as possible leading up to the big day. Steve did a great job at officiating the perfect ceremony, exactly how we wanted it. We both highly recommend Steve!

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    Haley and Jack, Thanks so much for your very kind and gracious review. It was such a pleasure to get to know you and Jack and help you prepare for your wedding. The warmth and beauty of your celebration were gifts that touched everyone in attendance on that lovely Friday evening. I will always be grateful for the opportunity you gave me to officiate at that sacramental moment--it reminded me so powerfully of the reasons I became a priest. And meeting your families was a profound joy. Thanks again! Steve

    Kara Grace Hibler

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  • Father Stahley was so amazing to work with! About 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding we found out we did not get approval for our priest to marry us and we needed to find an officiant fast. We wanted someone who would still be able to perform a modern religious ceremony for us and Father Stahley was perfect. He rearranged his Sunday church service to marry us. We met with him about a week before the wedding to go over everything. He was so easy to talk to and we felt great about our decision and the way everything had fallen into place. He arrived at the venue early on wedding day. He spoke with our older flower girl on where and when to come up for the blessing of the rings. The ceremony was so beautiful and we will remember March 24 for the rest of our lives. We cannot thank Father Stahley enough for everything he did for us! Our wedding video with Father Stahley featured during the ceremony https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1096987790484224

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    Kara, Thanks so much for your kind and gracious words. It was a joy and a privilege to officiate for you and Tyler. I so enjoyed the opportunity to get to know you and the members of both families. May the love that you and Tyler share continue to reflect the overwhelming love that God has for us all. Stephen

    Misty

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    5 out of 5
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  • Couldnt have asked for a better person to marry us! From meeting together and keeping in touch via email, Father Steven made this experience remarkable! I am ever so grateful to have him in our lives now!

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    Misty, What a joy it was to participate in the deeply beautiful ceremonies of your wedding weekend. I could never thank you and Chirag enough for the privilege you extended to me to serve as your officiant. The two of you and Javon have a special place in my Christmas prayers--blessings to you both during this sacred season, Stephen

    Meaghan K Witri

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  • We had an absolutely outstanding experience with Stephen as our officiant. He took the time to get to know each of us and at every step of our wedding ceremony planning, he was available and responsive to all of our questions and requests. Our wedding ceremony was so beautiful, heartfelt and deeply spiritual and with Stephen's capacity for creating a sacred and uplifting ceremony, our expectations were exceeded in every way. We highly recommend Stephen as an officiant for any couple of any denomination or faith. He is skilled in tailoring a wedding ceremony to meet your individual needs and requests and brings insight and informed suggestions for those interested in creating their own wedding. We are deeply grateful for his willingness and commitment in supporting our choices and helping carry them out with such compassion and authentic sincerity.

    Kara

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  • Steve Stahley was absolutely wonderful and made our day extremely special. He was profressional, a great speaker and truly valued our vision with our ceremony. He sent us programs from other weddings he officiated which helped us figure out our own. He was patient and walked us through the ceremony beforehand (on the phone and at the rehearsal). He is so personable and it really added to our ceremony. He was very helpful with all of our questions as well. We highly recommend working with him!

    Megan

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  • We are so glad that our paths crossed with Stephen. We wanted to have prayer involved in our ceremony, but didn’t want a traditional church wedding. We met with Stephen a few times prior to the big day and he worked with us to customize the ceremony exactly the way we imagined it. He is a great speaker and our ceremony was a beautiful reflection of us as a couple. His experience made the planning process very easy and we were confident everything would run smoothly. Stephen is very kind and thoughtful, even after the wedding is over. It is clear that he truly loves what he does and gets to know each couple before the big day. We'd highly recommend him.
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