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Officiant in Buffalo, NY,
(716) 984-5912
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 108 Reviews


    Brittany

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  • If you are like me, you may not know exactly what to be looking for when deciding on an officiant for your wedding. I reached out to Rev. Sue based on reviews I saw on Wedding Wire, and I am so glad that I did! She was the first officiant that we met with, and we knew she would be the perfect person! Rev. Sue was super helpful, starting from the first meeting, and explained to us all of the elements of what should be included in our wedding ceremony. She provided us with a draft ceremony, and tons of examples of readings, vows, etc. to help us make our ceremony our own. Over the course of our wedding planning, we changed parts of our ceremony a few times and she was always super responsive and never took more than a day or two to respond, which is AMAZING when you are trying to coordinate so many vendors for your wedding day. Our ceremony was perfect, and we have received so many compliments from our friends and family that it was one of the nicest wedding ceremonies they have attended... Read more

    Melissa

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  • SUE! You saved us - we had no idea what we wanted for our ceremony, besides the end result getting married. Of all things to book for our wedding day, the officiant was the last thing we even thought about (duh!) Amazingly, Sue was our number once choice, and somehow she was still available for our day! We did not want a religious ceremony, so we were left wondering how we could make our day special, unique, and tell our story. Sue was an angel - she gave us countless ideas for readings, ceremonies we could perform, and helped us generate the perfect ceremony - just for us. We ended up deciding to conduct a hand-fasting ceremony which is something we never heard of before - it ended up being our favorite part of the ceremony and our guests loved it too. I also LOVE all of the special meanings and symbolic elements she incorporated into our big day. We also got to keep a copy of our ceremony document, in the event we want to renew our vows sometime in the future. Thank you Sue!

    Kara

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  • Rev. Sue Samuels is great to work with! We loved the ceremony that she put together with our input and personalities in mind. Mark Sutter married us and he was funny and charismatic. We highly recommend her to help you put your dream ceremony together!

    Janice Galloway

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  • Reverend Sue Ellen performed a beautiful ceremony! Everybody was commenting on how beautiful the ceremony was officiated. Rev Sue was very thoughtful and helpful throughout the whole wedding process. She took the time to call us back promptly to answer any concerns we had. I would highly recommend Rev Sue Ellen Samuels!

    Jamie

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  • We got married 8/9/19 by Reverend Sue, and we cant express how happy with are! We hired Sue after meeting with her and discussing the type of ceremony we wanted. We wanted a handfasting ceremony, non-traditional vows, and a few readings that weren't necessarily religious in nature. Sue was on board for all of it, and we instantly felt a connection with her. She shared so many ideas with us, and let us guide how we wanted the ceremony. We chose a hand fasting we loved with 6 colored cords, 2 reading that spoke to us, and vows that weren't traditional, but were 100% us. She even went along with a little fun right at the start of the ceremony, and we recreated the wedding scene from Spaceballs, one of our favorite movies! It's been a month now, and we are still remembering the day and how amazing it was. The ceremony is our favorite part of the day, and we are still getting compliments from our guests about how they loved it, how original it was, and how it was definitely 'us.' Th... Read more

    Jessica Lamm

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  • Sue is AMAZING!!! She is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She made sure our wedding ceremony went smoothly. Sue is super easy to work with and has a ton of ideas for ceremonies. I highly recommend working with Sue!

    Megan Sommerfeldt

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  • Rev. Sue Ellen was a joy to work with! Booking an officiant was one of those big ticket items we'd procrastinated, but once we met with Rev. Sue Ellen we knew immediately she was our choice. Not only did she ease our concerns about how to craft our ceremony, she also helped us tailor the ceremony to fit our personalities. The process was so simple! What I remember most - Seeing Rev. Sue Ellen on the day of our rehearsal (we hadn't seen her since our initial meeting 6+ months prior) and feeling so assured, so stable, and really happy to see her smiling face. We truly enjoyed working with her and when we look back on our wedding photos, and hear her voice in our videos, we miss her and truly look back on working with her with such warmth and gratitude. Our ceremony was beyond beautiful thanks to Rev. Sue Ellen!

    Denis

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  • Rev Sue was fantastic! She held our hands throughout the process and gave us multiple suggestions for our vows. She was also very respectful of our need to do it our way! Denis

    Katie

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  • Rev. Sue Ellen was such a pleasure to work with. She is very easy going and funny, and she made our ceremony so special for us. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful she was, and how beautifully she did the ceremony. Her words are thoughtful, personal and heartwarming. From the beginning she was very organized and offered us great options to chose from for our ceremony. She does a wonderful job with walking you through building your ceremony the way that you envision it. I couldn’t have been more happy with how ours came together, and how special it made us both feel. I would recommend Rev. Sue Ellen to anyone I know.

    Rebecca

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  • Rev. Sue Ellen Samuels was nothing short of amazing! She helped me big time when I was in a time crunch.. and she did it with such ease! She responded to my emails very quickly, she very sweet and most accommodating to my needs. And I was needy! Lol! Rev. Sutter was our officiant and he was a perfect fit. He was on time, looked nice and had a great personality! I definitely recommend Rev. Samuels & Rev. Sutter! My special day would not have been so perfect if it weren't for them!!

    John & Karen Graf

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  • Sue Ellen was very timely with any concerns we had. Very professional and offered suggestions for our wedding. Everyone felt at ease with Sue Ellen. I would highly recommend her for officiating your wedding!

    Carol Larson

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  • We can’t say enough good things about Rev Sue Ellen. She’s personable, insightful and accommodating. At the first meeting, she asked the right questions to figure out the type of ceremony we wanted, provided options for how to achieve that and offered helpful suggestions. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. We received so many compliments from our guests about the content of the ceremony as the words couldn’t have been any more appropriate or beautiful. Highly recommend Rev Sue Ellen.

    Shannon

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  • Rev Samuels was fantastic! The ceremony she put together for us was personalized and fit our personalities perfectly. She was courteous, flexible, professional and timely. We highly reccomend her!

    Amanda

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  • I was asked to officiate my cousin's wedding in a few months, and wanted more personal guidance/mentoring rather than getting ordained on a website. A friend of mine owns a successful event planning company and cheerfully referred me to Reverend Sue Samuels for consultation on the ordination process and writing the ceremony. Sue and I met in person to discuss the ceremony, and she was open to sharing her wisdom and knowledge on the process and responsibilties involved in officiating a wedding. Sue has a variety of experience and resources, and allowed me to explore options to tailor the ceremony to my family's needs, as they wanted a simple, non-religious ceremony. I was totally comfortable communicating my ideas and questions to her, and within a few days she sent me a rough draft of the ceremony. Sue also connected me with a local priest for an in-person ordination. Sue's professionalism is balanced with warmth, a sense of humor, and an overall down-to-earth vibe. I can confidently r... Read more

    Jayme

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  • I originally picked Rev. Sue Samuel's because she was very organized and I needed that to keep me in line and to get done what I needed to do. She was helpful when it came to giving us suggested ring exchanges, readings, and vows. She also made sure my husband and I were on the same page when it came to vows. She had extra copies of the readings when our reader forgot his the day of. I was slightly concerned that she was almost too organized and couldn't be laid back which is what my husband and I are. But I was so wrong. She was great and funny and professional. She is basically just what we were looking for. I highly recommend her.
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