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Officiant in Elkins Park,
(484) 553-6631
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4.9 out of 5
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    Lesley

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  • Eric was great! We had an informal wedding with a small group of family, and everyone was impressed by his beautiful words. He worked with us, had a great attitude, and was one of the nicest people I have met. When things didn't seem to always follow the time schedule quite right, he assured us that everything was going to be ok. I highly recommend Eric, what a stand up guy!!!

    Christina

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  • It was a blessing in disguise to find Eric at waterlily weddings! After the officiant who was originally suppose to preform our ceremony didn't show at the rehearsal I had two days to find someone! Eric called me back immediately and was so sympathetic to my story and said he would be more than willing to help me out for my wedding in such short notice! He took action and even performed the ceremony I had planned with the original officiant. The ceremony was so magical and I didn't even think about the horrible experience that happened before hand all thanks to him!

    Christine

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    5 out of 5
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  • Eric was our officiant for our wedding yesterday, so the fact that this review is being written so soon afterwards hopefully signals our resounding satisfaction. Finding a non-denominational officiant can be quite the undertaking, but after meeting with Eric for the first time, we knew we had to book him. He immediately put us at ease, and was so incredibly flexible and patient with us after all of our revisions to our ceremony. I am a self-proclaimed Type-A personality, and he had no qualms with my incessant emailing, so that's saying something! In all seriousness, though, Eric made one of the most important elements of our wedding such an easy, stress-free process. The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect - It didn't feel rushed, and Eric's reading brought so much more emotion and meaning to it, that it literally brought my husband to tears. To me though, everything felt relaxed and lighthearted, just as I hoped it would feel, and I know have Eric to thank for that. I will a... Read more

    Ryan

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I knew we wanted a non-denominational wedding, with very subtle religious influences, and we knew we wanted our officiant to be someone we could both relate to. After meeting with Eric, we knew within minutes that we found our guy. Eric was responsive, yet un-intrusive. He was familiar and personable without being too lax or unprofessional. He worked with us using templates and guidelines to help customize our ceremony the way wanted. All of our guests loved the inspiring and thought provoking words he imparted during our ceremony and made sure to tell us several times that they thought our ceremony was so moving because of what Eric had to say as our officiant. We would highly recommend Water Lily Weddings to anyone.

    Maggie

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  • Eric was awesome! Was super helpful and created a one of a kind memorable ceremony just for us. The best part was he was willing to incorporate the wedding sequence from the "Princess Bride", speech impediment and all! It was the best ceremony of all time!

    Danielle

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were married by Eric on 6/1/12. Our ceremony was perfect, and I can not say enough good things about Eric and the ceremony that he helped us create. Both of our families told us how much they loved our ceremony. Eric was on time, helpful and very friendly to everyone, which made our families feel at ease and they were able to enjoy the ceremony. Eric was receptive to all of our ideas and was so easy to work with. The ceremony was our favorite part of the wedding and we could not have found a better person to officiate our wedding! :)

    Debra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Since we live in Pennsylvania, we originally discussed obtaining a Quaker license which would have allowed us to marry ourselves. After thinking it over carefully, I realized that wasn't what I really wanted for our ceremony. We agreed that we didn't want a religiously based ceremony, but I know I wanted a traditionally rooted (and familiar), yet warm and unique ceremony to share with our family and friends. Drawing a total blank on how to do this myself, I was very lucky to find Eric ready, willing and more than capable to help us create a custom ceremony to fit both Bill and I. Eric took the time to meet with us in person to get to know Bill and I and document our feedback on what we wanted to see for our wedding ceremony. He was easy to work with and passed several drafts back and forth via email. He was prompt and professional at both the rehearsal and on the big day. Our ceremony went smoothly (despite very little practice) and Eric's calm leadership was a key componen... Read more

    Samantha

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    5 out of 5
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  • Eric was amazing! He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my wedding. It was completely customized for me and my husband. Our ceremony was my favorite part of the entire night. It was well written, romantic, and super personal. On my wedding day there was a freak snowstorm that created so much chaos throughout the day. As soon as Eric began our ceremony it's as if nothing else mattered. For all of the things that went wrong that day, our ceremony went so right. I can't thank him enough.

    Ayanna

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  • When we met Eric Wilden of Water Lily Weddings, we knew he would be the perfect fit as our officiant. My husband and I wanted a Taoist wedding that reflected our deep influence by Asian spirituality but would help our guests to understand it's concepts. He delivered the ceremony beautifully and eloquently. Eric took the time to iron out every detail and to carve out a unique ceremony for us down to the introduction of our names. We were very happy with Eric's service. He was professional and personable in perfect balance - just like the yin and yang of Taoism. Thanks Eric!!! Ayanna and Chris Johnson

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn't have asked for a better wedding officiant. Eric helped us create the perfect ceremony that was so "us". We received many compliments about how great the ceremony was and we couldn't be happier!

    Karin

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  • Eric was great. He worked with us to find the perfect ceremony. He was great to work with - but a little slow on responding to e-mails. However all in all he was perfect and enjoyed working with him.

    Felicia

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  • Eric was awesome to work with ! He made our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted it, very easy to set up meetings, was willing to work with all our ideas and even gave some advice to make it better and he is so down to earth, very professional and funny !! I highly recommend him for anyone's wedding !!!!

    Janet

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  • Eric was a great officiant! He was very professional and provided us with several samples that we decided to edit. He helped us create a short, but beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

    Emily

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  • Eric of Water Lily Weddings officiated my wedding on June 29, 2012. He was highly rated and got great reviews and we were looking for an officiant that would not have any issues doing a secular ceremony. We needed someone who realized it was OUR wedding and that it should should be exactly what we wanted it to be. We decided to meet with him to see what we thought of him. He was very willing to meet at our desired location and spent plenty of time with us asking questions and answering ours. We felt very comfortable with him and agreed at the end of our meeting that we wanted him to be our officiant. Throughout the process of writing the ceremony, Eric was very receptive to our requests and completely willing to go along with whatever we suggested and requested from him. We were pretty specific with some of the details of the ceremony and it turned out exactly the way we wanted. Eric was punctual the day of the rehearsal and the wedding and was very professional. He seemed ... Read more

    Allison

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • We had an amazing experience using Eric as our officiant! We had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony when we started, but using his wonderful Wedding Book we quickly came up with an awesome ceremony that we really loved. Eric was very open to us adding our own personal touches, as well as editing some of his prewritten scripts to our liking. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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