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Joyful Unions

Non-religious officiant; let me tell your love story
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-340-8210
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5.0
99 Reviews

Let me tell your love story as part of your non-denominational, non-religious ceremony.

Whether you are looking for something simple or elaborate; elegant or high-spirited; traditional, not, or somewhere in between, I will work with you to create a ceremony that's right for you.

Liz O'Brien is an independent wedding officiant who has been presiding over weddings since the mid-90s.  She has been operating under the Joyful Unions banner since 2009.

Contact me at liz.obrien.az@gmail.com or 602.340.8210

In the words of one recent wedding guest: "Thanks for bringing the wedding ceremony into the 21st century!"

Please see my website for service and further details.

Grace
5/4/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Just do it! Liz was incredible! We had so many people come up to us after the ceremony and say how beautiful and how wonderful it was. One of our guests was an officiant herself and said to me "Thank goodness you didn't go with me, I could not have done that good". It was exactly what we wanted, personal, fun, and completely us. Thank you!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I'm so pleased to hear that the ceremony captured your love with Steven! Thanks for your feedback, Grace.
Tim
4/23/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz made our special day amazing. We can't imagine picking anyone else to officiate our service. Love you Liz! Tim and Kevin
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Aw! Feelings reciprocated for sure. What a treat to be part of your special and intimate family day. I'm so glad our paths crossed. Make the most of your marriage!
Treasure
4/8/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz did our wedding and she was incredible. She made our ceremony so loving and personable. She is so quick to respond to any questions and showed up the wedding early! I highly recommend her! We had guests come up to us and say how much they loved our ceremony!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I appreciate your detailed feedback, Treasure. It was my pleasure working with such an enthusiastic, positive and organized bride as yourself! Wishing you and Austin the happiest of marriages.
Jennifer
4/1/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was great and was willing to marry us on short notice! The love story she told entertained our guests and put a personal spin on the ceremony. She also walked us through the whole process of getting a marriage license, picking our vows, and arranged a rose ceremony. We highly recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant! ~Jace and Jennifer :)
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Jennifer and Jace -- I am so glad I had the date open! it was my pleasure meeting you, and learning and sharing your love story. You've found quite the catch in each other. May your marriage be long and happy!
Terri
3/18/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough about this wonderful lady! she is so genuine, caring, very sweet & you will be so happy to have her as your officiant. her words are very inspiring, beautifully said & her voice is of an angel ! very clear & upbeat. she will make you just ever so sweetly laugh, and yet her heartfelt words you know are coming from the depth of her soul! she has made my daughter & son in law's wedding a day to remember! everyone "loved" her & asked "who she was!" she will truly be everything you could ask for or want, I promise!! I could not be happier that I found Liz & you will be too if you choose her. she"s one in a million & this is definitely her calling in life.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your spirited and heartfelt review, Terri! I, too, am so pleased we connected. Joining your community of wedding guests was a treat for me, and I'm so pleased to hear that you all heard the words and were invited to participate in Jamie and Eric's big day. Love to you all!
Adriana
2/18/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are so grateful Liz was part of our wedding. We felt very much at ease with her and easily opened up to her about our relationship. I think we were a bit worried that hiring an officiant would come across as impersonal, but she was able to tell our story beautifully in a way that felt very personal. We loved it, as did our guests -- we had many guests tell us how meaningful and beautiful the ceremony was. We also had many guests tell us they thought Liz was a family friend given the way she spoke about us. Also, Liz was very flexible and handled us adding things at the last minute (because we're procrastinators) without making us feel bad about it. My husband and I would enthusiastically recommend Liz to anyone!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I am so pleased to hear that you and your guests were happy with the service, Adriana. Thank you for the detailed feedback, and I'm always happy to give couples the ceremony they want, no matter when the ideas flow. Wishing you and Matt the most fulfilling marriage!
BRIDGET
2/17/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Highly recommend Joyful Unions!
jenna
2/11/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was very nice and informative. She was professional and checked in with me prior to our wedding which was nice because I had alot going on.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thanks Jenna. I know there's a whole lot on the checklist when putting on a wedding. I'm glad to hear that the ceremony part of it went well for you and Ron. Happy Marriage!
nicole
2/10/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz did an amazing job with our ceremony I can't even put it in words. She took the time to get to know us and put our story into a wonderful worded ceremony. When talking to our guest one of the first things they would say was how wonderful the ceremony was. She was a joy to work with and would recommend her in a heart beat.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thanks for your kind words, Nikki. I'm so glad you found the right man wearing those boots that night. He's a keeper. May your marriage be one of the greatest things you're capable of building!
Whitney
2/4/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Liz. She took the time to get to know my husband and I so very well, and gave us such a perfectly tailored and beautiful ceremony we will treasure for the rest of our lives. She wove in the readings we chose to her ceremony address, and so perfectly captured what we meant to each other and what our marriage meant to us (due in no short order to her diligence and quest to get to know us!). Liz is a bright, beautiful, and insightful presence--everyone kept asking if she was a family friend and commented that we had the best ceremony they had ever witnessed. She truly loves helping couples find the words and path to marriage, and does so with grace, wit, and joy. If you are in need of spiritual and deeply personal, but perhaps not religious, ceremony on your wedding day, I cannot recommend Liz more wholeheartedly. She truly is a gem, and my only hope is that we can stay in touch!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your vibrant and detailed review, Whitney. Guiding you and Matt at the altar was a true pleasure. From your heartfelt vows to the sweeping views to your caped wedding dress, your ceremony was one to remember. Long live ugly sweater parties, and long live your marriage!
Megan
11/12/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Finding an officiant was a little nerve-wracking for my husband and I, as it was very important to us that we had a non-religious ceremony that felt comfortable for us. The moment we met Liz, she put us completely at ease and we hired her on the spot. It was clear from the beginning that Liz loves what she does. She really got to know us as a couple and as individuals, and completely customized the ceremony for us. She was a very calming presence and gently reminded us why we were really going through all the hoopla of planning a wedding, that ultimately it was about us and celebrating our love. The ceremony was simple and beautiful, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. You could tell she was emotionally invested and truly cared, which made the ceremony really special. My husband and I are not generally very emotional people, but she really brought us into the moment. We got SO many compliments from our guests on our officiant, and we could tell that she really made the ceremony a special experience for everyone there.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I truly appreciate seeing the wedding through your eyes, Megan. Thank you kindly for your feedback and attention to detail. You and David are such a great match. I know you will enjoy a most meaningful marriage. All my best to you both.
Ashley
11/11/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When my husband and I were planning our wedding, the absolute most important piece of our wedding was our ceremony. We were very concerned about how we would be able to tell our own love story, but also honoring our families and incorporating traditions from our Catholic and Jewish backgrounds. We found and met Liz just one month before our wedding, and she helped us craft the most beautiful and personal ceremony that many of our guests thought she had known us for the 6 years we had been dating. She beautifully told our love story, seamlessly integrated a Bible verse we selected, and closed our ceremony with a wonderful summary of the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass. Our ceremony ended up being better than we could have imagined and we are so grateful that we found Liz. We would highly recommend her to couples who are looking for a personal and memorable ceremony.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I'm so pleased to hear that your ceremony is just what you and Michael were wanting. You are a loving, smart and vivacious couple, and it was pleasure to learn your love story and share it with your many family and friends. I know you will make the most of your marriage! All my best.
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Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AZ, CA
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