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Officiant in Garwood, NJ,
(973) 945-1481
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  • 197 Reviews


    User3742110

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  • Reverend Colonna was everything we could have asked for in a wedding Officiant and more. He put a lot of effort into planning for our ceremony and made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it. He is extremely professional and is a excellent at transforming your ideas into realities. We can honestly say he made our day extra special and we are so happy to have him included in the day's memories. We strongly recommend him-- you will not be disappointed!

    Casey hughes

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  • I can not say enough great things about this man! He made our ceremony so special! From our first meeting he made everything so easy and made sure we had the ceremony that WE wanted. Our guests loved him as well! Everyone was asking how we found him. If you are getting married you should DEFINITELY have Richard perform your ceremony, you will love him!

    Michael Tevnan

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  • Richard was a great choice! From the first day we sat down with him, it was a great connection, he felt like family. Throughout the pandemic we were in constant communication & the day of the wedding he was a calming influence. He cracked a few jokes so she wasn’t crying the entire time! :)

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    Nikki & Michael, Thank you so much for this great review!! Like I said, you two are an AMAZING couple and performing our ceremony was such a joy and an honor. I also do feel like family!! :-) Stay well!!!!!!

    Corey Levy

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  • Richard was very easy going, helpful, and fun to work with. He really simplified everything for us. Thank you very much Richard!

    Carolyn

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  • Since corona postponed my wedding, I made arrangements for a backyard wedding ceremony. Richard said yes, to be there, as soon as I told him the news. He went above and beyond to make our ceremony the absolute best. I truly enjoyed every second of it. Richard made our day just as we imagined. I highly recommend Richard you will not be disappointed!

    Matt M

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  • Richard was amazing! He was very organized and detailed leading up to the wedding. He was also very flexible every time we had to change our plans due to Covid. We weren’t sure what we wanted, and he gave us a lot of direction. During the ceremony he made us feel at ease in front of our guests. We received many compliments afterwards from our wedding parties and guests about how great he was.

    Corinne Alexa

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  • Richard has impressed my now husband and I since day one. When we first met for an initial consultation, we were blown away by the level of detail and thought that Richard goes through in order to plan our ceremony. Richard has everything covered, even things you never thought of, he has it covered! We unfortunately had to postpone our large wedding until 2021 but used Richard for our small, intimate ceremony in 2020 and are very much looking forward to working with him for our large ceremony next year. Would definitely recommend, especially for couples who are very detail oriented, Richard is great at what he does and was so beyond helpful in helping us plan our ceremony!

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    Corinne & Anthony, Thank you so much for such a glowing review. It was really such a joy and an honor to be asked to perform your ceremony! Thank you!!!!!

    Marco D

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  • Richard was great! Walk us through the process and told us what to expect. Everything went smoothly and easily. Richard managed to decrease our stress level because we knew that everything would go according to plan. We felt that Richard was experienced and fun to work with! He has a great personality and you won’t regret putting the officiating in his hands.

    Jess Guerriero

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  • There are not enough positive things to say about Richard Colonna. From the organization throughout the months leading up to the wedding, all the way through the professionalism of the actual wedding day, and even beyond, he was nothing short of outstanding. He makes you feel comfortable and calm throughout the entire process while ensuring that your ceremony will be EXACTLY the dream you are hoping it turns out to be. He even made light of a faulty microphone at our wedding and the ceremony did not even skip a beat. The care that he shows for his married couples, partnered with his ability to add a touch of humor into such an important day are just SOME of his qualities he will bring to your wedding day and the days leading up to it. Guests are still complimenting me to this day about how wonderful our officiant was and have even asked me for his information. I would recommend him to anybody in a heartbeat! Thank you for making our day as perfect as we imagined it would be! - Jess & ... Read more

    Dana Bernardi

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  • Richard is a dream. He is knowledgable, flexible, caring, and kind. He only wants the best for his couples and his energy is unmatched. We had to cancel because of COVID back in May and he could not have been more understanding or accommodating when it came to switching our date and making himself available. He guided us and made us feel heard. He never judged our choices or vision and kept reminding us that it was "our show." Richard has this wonderful way about him that just makes it feel like he's part of the family. His spirit is just exactly what you want on your wedding day. Book him- I promise, it will be the easiest decision you make aside from saying "yes" to your future spouse.

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    You guys are AMAZING!!!! Thank you for the OUTSTANDING review.. Reading it warmed my heart and you two will always warm my heart. So happy for you guys and thank you for the incredible honor!!!! XOXO

    Jessica Rusin

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  • My husband and I knew we wanted Richard to officiate our wedding the moment we met him. He is extremely professional and great at what he does, while also being easy-going and personable making the entire wedding process fun! He made our wedding ceremony stress-free by walking us step-by-step through everything and even helping with retrieval of our wedding certificate after everything had ended. He gave us so many opportunities to personalize our ceremony and bring our wedding vision to life. The night of our wedding we received countless comments from guests saying how heartfelt and genuine Richard's words were. He helped make the most important night our life truly magical and I would recommend him to any couple in a heartbeat.

    Alyssa W

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  • Richard was recommended to us by our wedding planner, Nicole, with EVJ Wedding Co. My now husband and I met with Richard about a year prior to our wedding. We were beyond impressed. He was so well prepared and gave us such a clear vision of what to expect on our wedding day. He provided us with a sample script, readings, vow samples, etc. His experience showed and we knew he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. Our wedding day was perfect. Richard has such a relaxing, calm, and fun demeanor. He calmed my nerves in front of all of guests and made our ceremony so fun, happy, and special. Our guests gave us so many compliments on the ceremony alone all of which would not have been done without Richard.

    Cait Wessely

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  • Reverend Rich officiated our wedding ceremony in December- he did the most amazing job!! He was amazing throughout the entire planning process. He really guided us and helped create a ceremony that was just what we envisioned. We have been getting so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful our ceremony was and we owe a lot of that to Reverend Rich. We highly recommend! :)

    Danielle Spinelli

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  • Rev Rich is the officiant you NEED. He is absolutely awesome! My husband and I have been to a lot of weddings and we knew a good officiant made SUCH a difference, so this is one vendor we spent a lot of time researching. After meeting with Rev Rich, he immediately presented us with an example script of a ceremony, and ensured us we'd be able to customize it however we'd like. Rich pays attention to every single detail that you would have never thought of to ensure the ceremony will go smoothly. This was HUGE for me - You can trust him to perform a beautiful ceremony without a hitch, and he took care of all of the marriage license documentation for us, which was a huge relief. He is professional, responsive, and fun to work with! Several guests told us our ceremony was the best / most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to. Do not hesitate to book him!!!

    Danielle

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  • Richard was absolutely amazing! From the start, he made the process very easy and made sure we understood everything that was needed up until the big day. He was open to catering the service to our wants and needs which turned out beautiful and heartfelt. The biggest testament was that our guests thought Richard was a family friend who had known us for years which was exactly how we would want it! We would recommend his services to our friends and family. Thank you again for being part of our special day!
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