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Officiant in Ranson, WV,
(443) 974-1661
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  • 52 Reviews


    Julie

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  • I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to have Steve be part of our wedding. We had a very small wedding - 8 guests - and Steve fit right in providing thoughtful and personal touches to the ceremony. He graciously met with my (then) fiancee and me twice, the second time so that he could meet with some of our dear friends who were going to be part of the ceremony. I received emails from him as our wedding day approached providing warm and encouraging messages. He has a true calling to ministry and we are forever blessed that Steve was the one who presided over our special day.

    Erin

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  • Rev Stahley provided a perfect ceremony for our wedding. We were looking for someone to provide the right combination of religious, spiritual and celebratory aspects in a ceremony. Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we were looking for in the officiant. Rev Stahley was able to know exactly what we were looking for in terms of a modified traditional wedding after one meeting with us and a few follow-up emails. He offered ideas and comments related to very traditional concepts and then modified to our specific style desired from those meetings/discussions. We highly recommend him for any wedding wanting both traditional or modified ceremonies.

    responded with the following comments.

    Erin, Thank you for this very thoughtful and generous review. It was such a pleasure to get to know you and Marc and share in your beautiful wedding in DC. Everything about your ceremony in that lovely and dignified venue was first class. It was a true honor for me to serve as your officiant on that gorgeous day. Thank you again. Stephen

    Jillian

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  • If you want an officiant who will spend the time to understand and know, Steve is your guy! He will talk to you before hand andake sure the ceremony had a personal touch. So many times is the ceremony boring and un-fun, but with Steve, he makes it interesting, he brings everyone in and let's them feel comfortable. I can't imagine anyone else having done our wedding! He kept us calm and in the moment, reminded us to breath and take our time (which helped greatly!) He made it so special, so perfect! If you want it done right, Steve is the guy that'll do it! I can't recommend him enough! It's a day that you only get once, make it perfect! Than you so much Steve! It meant the world to us to have you there doing the ceremony! We couldn't have done it with anyone else! Thank you! (He's that good!)

    Alfred

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  • Stephen took our special day to new heights! He was so gentle, kind, full of joy and laughter...he exudes a calming affect, yet always has that Irish twinkle ready to lighten the moment if needed. We feel very lucky to have had Stephen, with his grace, sense of spirit and ability to command a room. This was our 2nd marriage and we worked hard to make it intimate, and inviting to close family and friends. We wanted the Spirit to be present, but not heavy on the doctrine. It was a celebration for all of us, and Stephen before, during and after the ceremony seemed to sprinkle his wisdom and kind self among everyone. We were just saying the other day how much we loved our wedding, and how Stephen played such a big role in setting the tone. Anyone would be blessed to have them be the officiant to their marriage! Best, Alfred and Nadine

    Hope

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  • We chose Steve as our officiant, as we are both Catholic, but a Catholic priest would not perform our wedding ceremony outside of our home church, and we were set on getting married at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. We spoke with Steve over the phone, and he was so warm, friendly, and genuinely interested in us and our families, that we were completely comfortable with having him officiate our wedding. He was very gracious, flexible, and put everyone at ease. He arrived the day prior to the wedding to perform the rehearsal. All of our guests commented on how friendly and personable he was. I am so happy that Steve agreed to be such an important part of the biggest day of our lives!

    daphne

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  • I knew I found the right person to marry us as soon as I talked to Stephen Stahley on the phone! He is a very kind and sincere man. You can hear it in his voice. We met in person about a month out over lunch and he definitely made us feel very comfortable. He's very flexible and is very open to us telling him how we'd like the ceremony to be. Very easy to work with! He has done this for many years and is very well-versed in all aspects. He can make it secular or religious depending on your need. Our guests were asking us how we found him cos they liked how he conducted the ceremony. I highly recommend Stephen if you're looking for someone who truly cares about the bonds of matrimony!

    Jamie

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  • I grew up going to Catholic Church with my Grandmother and my husband went to Catholic school, however, neither my husband nor I are confirmed. Despite this, my Grandmother always hoped I would get married in a catholic church. Once we became engaged, we had discussed how we would like to be married and even contemplated getting confirmed, but had reservations in part due to the institutions’ stance on priests’ celibacy as well as the position on the LGBT Community. We were referred to Stephen by a mutual friend who had told me about his beautiful story. As mentioned in his profile, Stephen was a Catholic priest who resigned because he fell in love. He is married with children and is currently part of the CITI Ministries which is an “organization calling married Roman Catholic priests back into ministry to serve the spiritual needs of the people of God.” He also provides ministry services to the LGBT Community. The CITI Ministries’ website explains according to church law... Read more

    Kate

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  • Rev. Stephen was amazing throughout the whole wedding process. He met with us a few times and we kept in contact with us throughout the year through emails. The ceremony was perfect and his prayers and speeches were beautiful. I felt very comfortable speaking with him and sharing in our special day with him.

    Paul

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  • Steve helped make our wedding day a special and stress-free day. We had a very unorganized service (though through no fault of Steve) and he took every delay/change with a smile. He was able to guide us through a seamless service without any rehearsal. His prayers and words throughout the service added a personal touch that made it is easy to see that he enjoys his work and finds it very rewarding being able to be a part the wedding service. We would recommend Steve without hesitation to any couple looking for a thoughtful and professional person to officiate their wedding.

    Chelsea

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  • Wow, where do I start? How do I even begin to give this incredible individual the review that he oh so deserves? Reverend Stahley truly made our wedding ceremony, wedding day, and process leading up to the wedding, more special than I could have ever imagined. He is such a warm, engaging individual, and has a way of making everyone around him feel extremely comfortable. His personality and his spirit are impeccable. Reverend Stahley is every great quality that exists. There is no one in this world that I would have rather had as my officiant. I feel so honored and privileged to have met Reverend Stahley. He has a heart of gold!

    Matt Laconte

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  • Stephen held a very special part of our wedding and we were so happy with our ceremony. We spent time getting to know him before our big day and he is such a great guy. Sit down with him for a lunch or coffee and you’ll understand that he is the best option to officiate and bless your ceremony.

    responded with the following comments.

    Matt, Thanks so much for posting this wonderful review. It was such a delight to get to know you and Mare and everything about your wedding day was suffused with joy and beauty. I appreciate you taking the time to post the review. Take good care of those beautiful children and enjoy the holidays. Stephen

    Jennifer

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  • Rev. Stephen Stahley was the perfect officiant for my 2012 beach wedding in Ocean City, NJ. He took the time to get to know my husband and I, to listen to what we wanted our ceremony to be and to offer ideas for adding personal touches to the ceremony. My husband and I were both raised Catholic but are no longer actively religious, though we wanted our ceremony to be more spiritual than religious. Because Stephen has experience as a priest and as a family man, he knew where we were coming from and struck the perfect balance in our ceremony, even pleasing my husband's churchgoing grandmother. Stephen also helped us incorporate my husband's three children from his first marriage (who were 13, 11 and 5 at the time of our wedding) with a special sand ceremony, symbolizing our commitment not only to each other, but to the kids and to being a family, as well. Stephen brought a great deal of warmth and humor to the proceedings, setting the tone for a wonderful day. In fact, when I was having ... Read more

    Jessica

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  • Steve Stahley was a fabulous officiant. We didn't know how to prepare for the service, but Steve guided us through our options very carefully. We wanted our ceremony to reflect our personalities, but also to be respectful of my Jewish side of the family and my soon-to-be husband's Catholic side of the family. He helped us bridge the two and guided us through with options so we weren't overwhelmed. During the actual day of the wedding Steve helped to calm our nerves. He knew just how to lower the tension of the wedding day jitters amongst all the family members. My husband and I have been married for nearly 7 years and our friends and family still talk about how great he was at our wedding.

    Irene

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  • We highly recommend Stephen Stahley as a wedding officiant. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant at our wedding. Stephen was easy to talk to and connect with and got to know us after one meeting. He kept the ceremony short but very meaningful and memorable. He made both of our families who traveled a long distance from home feel welcome and included in our ceremony. He even spoke a few words in Spanish, which was a very nice touch. Neither one of us wanted an overly religious ceremony as we were both raised Catholic, but we do not practice. He succeeded in striking the balance we were looking for – spiritual and meaningful but not too religious. Stephen is a really great human being and is really open-minded. We referred him to friends of ours who happened to be a lesbian couple and he officiated their ceremony beautifully as well. We’ve been married for 7 years and Stephen continues to keep in touch with us and wishes us a happy anniversary every year. At ... Read more

    Victoria Scott

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  • Having Stephen as our officiant was the easiest and least stressful part of wedding planning. We had one reading we wanted a family member to read, but otherwise, we said "I don't know traditional, and not overly religious," and he took it from there. He did a great job, and we couldn't have asked for anything better.

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