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Officiant in Garwood, NJ,
(973) 945-1481
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    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!

    Barry Monush

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  • Richard Colonna did a wonderful job in making the wedding the relaxed, casual affair we wanted it to be. He was personable, professional and made everyone feel at ease. I'm so glad our friends recommended him.

    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!

    Krista Pecc

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  • Wow. Where do I begin to explain how amazing Richard was. He made our ceremony a completely stress free experience. From our first “meeting” with him we were totally comfortable and so excited to become married and he customized our whole ceremony for us in a way that made it light hearted and personal to us. He is very detail oriented and the whole day ran so smoothly. Through the planning process he is very easy to get a hold of via email and also responded in a timely manner. He will send you a word by word copy of the ceremony script and let you change any details you want to make it your own! He is truly AMAZING and we received so many compliments from our guests already! We highly recommend his services!

    Liz C

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  • Richard was amazing!! He worked with us to craft an experience that was truly unique to what we wanted without being religious or traditional.

    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.

    Nikki M

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  • If there is an officiant that I would highly recommend, it would be Rev. Richard!! Without a doubt! He is amazing to work with and an awesome person as well. From the start, He was responsive, open and honest, and fun. He helped relieve so much wedding anxiety that I had as a bride during the wedding process. At our initial appointment back in 2018, he had us laughing and it felt we knew him for years. Even during this crazy year of 2020 and deciding to postpone or have a minimony, he provided guidance and support we needed! He was a listening ear and was very understanding. The day of our minimony at Liberty State Park, he was like part of the family! With socially distancing & all, he made our day special and the worries of 2020 spill away and we enjoyed every second of our wedding day! We plan to have him be apart of Re-do I-do's next year in 2021 and I am excited to work with him again.

    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.

    Tom Murikan

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  • Reverend Richard was kind, sweet, courteous, and helpful in so many ways that he went above and beyond. He was able to guide us step-by-step on what we should be doing before,after and during the ceremony and even helped us with obtaining our wedding license! He officiated our wedding in August 2020 and worked with us very closely during this hard time of COVID-19. He officiated the ceremony so well that I still get praise from other family members/friends on how well it was officiated! Reverend Richard even helped me tie my tie on the day of the wedding when I was completely flustered and nervous and didn't do what I was doing! Thanks again for everything Reverend Richard! Keep in touch and take care! We definitely highly recommend him as your wedding officiant!

    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
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