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Officiant in Baltimore, Maryland,
(410) 812-1756
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  • 46 Reviews


    Danielle

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  • Rovan helped us craft a ceremony that captured the feel of our relationship. Friends and family all commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and were all amazed at the personal touches.

    Tara

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  • Rovan was an excellent Officiant. Before choosing Rovan, we were able to have a long phone conversation to get to know him and make sure he was right for us. He met us close to our home so we could tell our story on how we met, and he was very timely with delivering the vows, readings, etc. He was unable to go to our rehearsal due to another wedding obligation, but he set up another time with us and visited us at our house instead with our families and we did our rehearsals there (very flexible). During the wedding, I was crying and he offered me a tissue and I thought that was so sweet. Rovan was a wonderful officiant, and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Rovan for being a BIG part of our special day!

    Melanie

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  • I can't recommend Rovan highly enough! He truly made our wedding ceremony something special. From the first time I reached out to Rovan, to the day of our wedding, I found him to be extremely professional, responsive, open-minded, and caring. Rovan struck the perfect balance between offering suggestions for the wedding ceremony and being open to our ideas. In one of our first email exchanges Rovan told he created weddings that were meaningful but not cheesy "you deserve better!" He held true to that promise!! I was very anxious about planning the ceremony, and Rovan's warm personality combined with his approach to planning completely put me at ease! I appreciated the fact that Rovan was willing to include as much or as little religious references in the ceremony as we wanted. He took the time to meet with us before the wedding and sincerely got to know me and my fiance in a way that allowed him to write a very meaningful ceremony script. Rovan gave us the opportunity to revi... Read more

    Emily

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  • Rovan Wernsdorfer officiated our wedding in May 2017 at the Legg Mason Tower. He was outstanding--which is an understatement. We met with him last winter and found him to be very personable and genuine. After chatting with him for a few minutes, we already felt like we were friends. His priority was to put together a ceremony that truly reflected us. After getting an idea of who we were, our interests, how we met, and our relationship, he put together a draft ceremony that we were able to edit and really make our own. There were no surprises--we knew exactly what was going to be said. We could tell he truly had our best interests at heart. We wanted an "unplugged" ceremony so that our photographers could capture the best pictures and he took that seriously by making an announcement to our guests. He suggested a hand fasting ceremony which we used, along with some ribbon from my late grandmother's sewing basket. We received so many compliments about how personal and unique they found ou... Read more

    Shelby

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  • I can't say enough great things about Rovan. He crafted the most beautiful, unique, personal ceremony for us and we will be forever grateful. When your wedding photographer says it's the best ceremony she's ever seen, and the officiant is the most complimented vendor from guests, you know he's good! From the start, he was super responsive and via email and the phone he took time to get to know us, our story, and what we wanted. After writing the ceremony, he gave us free reign to edit things and was so open to our thoughts and ideas. We are from differing religious backgrounds, which at times was a bit touchy with our families while planning the ceremony and Rovan offered his encouragement and support throughout the whole process. I honestly feel if I ever need advice on that topic again, I could reach out to Rovan. In addition to the wedding ceremony, Rovan helped facilitate our non-traditional Ketubah signing at the rehearsal the night before the wedding. THANK YOU ROVAN!!

    Sasha

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  • We are so happy that we found Rovan to officiate our wedding! He thoughtfully worked with us in the months leading up to our big day to create a ceremony that perfectly balanced our secular beliefs with our family's Jewish and Christian backgrounds. His always great advice, continued flexibility as we changed our minds about what to include in the ceremony, and responsiveness made Rovan an absolute pleasure to work with. In the end, he created a beautiful wedding ceremony for us that we will cherish forever! We recommend Rovan to anyone in need of an officiant!

    Emily

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  • Rovan was a lifesaver during our wedding. Not only did he script a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that managed to please both my groom and I (not very religious) and our fathers (both of whom are Christian), he also worked with us to personalize our ceremony and read over our self-written vows beforehand in order to provide feedback. Best of all, when my now-husband realized during the ceremony that he had misplaced his vows, Rovan provided a copy that he’d made sure to include with his own paperwork. He was a consummate professional throughout the wedding planning process, and didn’t even complain when our rehearsal started an hour late the evening before our wedding due to awful traffic in the area. We are so, so thankful for his beautiful words and hard work, and we received countless compliments from our wedding guests on his service, both on the quality and the length (just right for a wedding ceremony!). I found Rovan through Thumbtack and feel like I really lucked out–I can... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • Rovan officiated our wedding in DC this past weekend and we have nothing but great things to say about him! When we initially met with him, a couple of months before our ceremony where we went over what kind of ceremony we would like to have, and discussed our history of dating. Since we had been together for 11 years, we had a lot to say! Rovan listened to our story and incorporated that into our ceremony. All of our guests loved hearing how we met, and how we finally got to the alter. He made our ceremony personal and let us pick and choose what we wanted to be said during the ceremony. We also wanted a secular wedding, and he honored our wishes. All of our guests said it was either the best wedding they attended or in the top 3. We definitely recommend him!

    Sieara

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  • Hands down Mr. Rovan is top notch when you are considering having an officiant that will make your day a special and memorable one for the couple and the guests. We had an interfaith marriage and he was very willing to work in collaboration with the Imam to put together the wedding ceremony… My wife and I came from a different cultural background and have different faiths,I am a Nigerian and she’s an African-American…He was very attentive in learning more about the couple which he used in putting together the wedding ceremony. He has a very good sense of humour and had the entire guests laughing when he was delivering a captivated and well articulated ceremony. I will definitely recommend him for any interfaith or regular wedding ceremony because he is very capable of delivering a good ceremony.

    Molly

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  • Rovan was so incredibly easy to work with! We communicated back and forth many times between our first meeting and the day of the wedding. He is helpful, responsive, and completely sets your mind at ease while in the midst of what can be a really stressful time! Our ceremony was perfect – exactly what we wanted. So many people asked how we found Rovan and commented on how funny and kind he was, as well as how perfect the ceremony was! I can not recommend him highly enough

    Samantha

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  • If you are looking for a personalized and thoughtful wedding ceremony, you MUST book Rovan! He our wedding absolutely perfect and worked with us in tailoring an inter-faith ceremony for our wedding.

    Jessica

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  • Over the last year I was able to develop a good relationship with Rovan. Through our countless email exchanges and our in person meeting I was able to feel comfortable with sharing my story with him. We had so many family members come to us praising Rovan and our ceremony. Rovan was very flexible with us and really was able to accommodate our crazy request. We wanted a short ceremony and Rovan was able to make it work. We also left our marriage license at the hotel the night of the wedding, and Rovan came into the bridal suite and reassured me that it was going to be okay (I was so emotional that night I felt like everything was going wrong). We ended up meeting with Rovan the next day and he was able to fill out our paper work for us so it all worked out! I loved how Rovan creates his script and shares it with us to make edits. His turn around was fast to in less than 24 hours of meeting us. He provides material to help you create your vowels, gives you lists of scriptures and reading... Read more

    Lisa

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  • Here are the top 5 items that you need to know: 1) We and our guests will remember the ceremony as it was personalized with information about us (where we met, what we enjoy doing, etc.). 2) Excellent verbal and written communication skills. During initial meet, after he wrote and sent the ceremony for our approval, always returned messages and e-mails, prepped wedding guests on how the ceremony would be, was excellent with family and friends, and terrific after. 3) Easy to talk to, warm, friendly, very punctual, he smiles while he talks and it’s genuine, a fantastic listener (after one meeting – he knew more about us than most of our friends) and he knows the right questions to ask. 4) Would recommend Rovan to anyone – we heard stories about other weddings and found him to be very non-judgemental, open minded (with suggestions), and kind hearted. 5) If you are still reading this, Rovan is the kind of person that you meet once and you want him to be a friend for l... Read more

    Erin

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  • Rovan really saved the day for us. Our original officiant cancelled on us the Wednesday before our Saturday wedding, and we’re so grateful Rovan was able to fit us in. He replied to our inquiry quickly to set up a phone call, and talking to him it was immediately clear that he was a much better fit for us (no pushing religious agendas). We met Friday at our poorly-organized parking lot rehearsal, and he took charge like a pro and made me feel very comfortable with the ceremony. I emailed him some of my and my now-husband’s backstory, and I was impressed with how he fit it into the ceremony (it felt much more intimate than what our original officiant had planned, even though he had known us for years), and I now have a great photo of him cracking my maid of honor up with some of our early antics. With Rovan as our officiant, we were still able to have our godmothers give readings, as was our original plan, and he did a beautiful job of providing a slightly-religious but totally prac... Read more

    User4731528

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  • Rovan went above and beyond to help us craft the ceremony that felt right to us AND our families. He brought everyone together in love and joy for our marriage.

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