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A Simple Vow

Not Another Boring Wedding Ceremony...
Ambridge, PA 15003
PA
724-241-8697
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5.0
453 Reviews

We've all been there.

The boring wedding ceremony. It starts out pretty okay. There's peppy music playing! The bridal party looks great! The couple is as happy as they've ever been, holding hands and looking at each other with love in their eyes. And then the officiant starts to speak and well, maybe speak isn't quite the word for it. It's more like drone. It sounds like perhaps they're just reading the ceremony from a book for the first time; just going through the motions. The ceremony was a bit long, a bit dry, a bit awkward, but, hey, at least everyone got a nice nap in before the reception, right?

Ties can double as drool-catchers!

You don't want that! You want a wedding ceremony that reflects your married life- joyful, warm, loving and personal. Something that's sweet or serious where it needs to be and light and playful as well. You want real humor, not corny jokes. Most of all, you want a celebration of you as a couple and your commitment to build a life together.

You're going to need a wedding officiant who is open to your ideas; who will travel to your location so you can celebrate your day in your own way; one who'll work with you to make your ceremony go as smoothly as possible, and who can help calm your nerves on such a momentous occasion.

Am I that guy? Well, that's up to you.

I'm an interfaith minister who's been described as having an easy-going nature, a warm personality, and a sense of humor said by some to be playful, others as witty and by my wife as "12". Once, I had someone refer to my voice as "liquid chocolate". I'm not sure what he meant by that, but I was assured it was a good thing.

The only way you can know for sure is to click that button up there and contact me. Let's work together to give you the wedding that the two of you want and deserve!

elena
7/10/20
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev Mark was amazing! He made our ceremony so special and so detailed specifically to us. It was full of heart felt love and humor. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone getting married!! Thanks so much Rev Mark!!!
Tessa
3/24/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mark was absolutely AMAZING. He is so down-to-earth and easy to talk to. My husband and I loved our ceremony and we received purely positive feedback from our guests. Our favorite includes someone asking "he's a family friend, right?" because our ceremony was so personalized, they thought we had known him for years! His ability to incorporate humorous and intimate components from our questionnaires into our ceremony made an extremely personalized service that allowed moments of laughter to break up our happy tears. We would totally recommend A Simple Vow. Could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony and experience working with Mark!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful review, Tessa and Jake! t was truly a delight to be there for you. You two definitely had my eyes welling up a few times! Many happy days to you both!
Sarah
3/17/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mark was absolutely fantastic! He makes your ceremony so personalized to the two of you, it’s amazing! Every single one of our guests absolutely loved him and the ceremony! I would recommend him to everyone I know who’s getting married!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful comments, Sarah! It was truly a delight to be there for you and Greg!
Katie
2/2/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Mark was an absolutely wonderful experience. We had an intimate wedding, about 20 people total, and Mark was able to take our sense of humor and perfectly incorporate it into the ceremony. He crafted an absolutely perfect experience for us and captured our vision perfectly. We met via Skype and talked to him about our relationship, our family, how we felt about our wedding, and how we wanted the ceremony to feel. He was open to working with our requests and came up with some spot-on personal anecdotes within the ceremony! Couldn't be more ecstatic about working with A Simple Vow, would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your day, Katie & John! It may have been Groundhog Day, but I'm confident the two of you got it right the first time. Many happy days to you both!
Shelley
1/13/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Mark was the officiant for our wedding and he was absolutely wonderful. This was a 2nd wedding for my fiance and I and we wanted a very small intimate wedding with family only. I met with Rev. Mark prior to the wedding to get to know each other a bit and plan the ceremony. He has such a warm personality and so easy to talk to. We had the wedding at Phipps Conservatory and it was beautiful. I would highly recommend Rev. Mark's services. Actually, one of our guests that day asked for his contact information after the wedding because her daughter is getting married this year and she thought he did a great job with our wedding!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Shelley! It was an absolute pleasure being there for you and Steve!
Alyssa
12/31/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you so much for making wedding day perfect!!! Rev Mark had me in tears from laughing! The ceremony was exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t ask for anything else!!! He’s amazing!!!!!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
It was truly my pleasure, Alyssa! It was fun just reading through your questionnaires, how could your ceremony be anything but a blast? Many blessings and many happy days to you and Brad!
Samantha
11/4/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev Mark was the first and only officiant we met with. When we left the initial meeting, my husband and I couldn’t stop talking about his relatability, humor, and ability to put us at ease during the stressful process. Leading up to the wedding, he was very communicative, helpful, and supportive with choosing ceremony wording and making sure the whole ceremony was exactly what we wanted. He provided many great tools to help him get to know us as a couple and to help us formulate everything we wanted to say with our ceremony. Our guests went on and on about how personal and fun the ceremony was. They were especially impressed with the officiants ability to translate our humor and personalities into a cohesive and touching ceremony. I would so highly recommend A Simple Vow for all of those reasons and more. We are so happy with the way everything went.
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Sam! It was truly wonderful to work with amazingly creative people such as you and Josh. Many blessings and many happy years to you both!
Sara
10/28/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Having Mark officiate was exactly what we had hoped. Our ceremony felt true to us and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you so much for making our ceremony perfect!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you, but your vows made the day, Sara! Many blessings and many happy days to you both!
Brittany
10/27/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Reverend Mark beyond exceeded our expectations for an officiant on our wedding day. We had numerous people coming up to us after the ceremony telling us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had seen and praised reverend Mark, even asking where we found him! We cannot say enough about Reverend Mark and would recommend him to everyone!
Alyssa
10/21/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev Mark is phenomenal. Let me start by saying that. To echo what others have said before, if you are looking for an officiant, this is the person you want. My husband and I received countless compliments on how personal and moving our ceremony was. Rev Mark worked with us to make it exactly what we wanted. He provided sample ceremonies and tons of readings for us to review and build from. We didn't know what to expect when we decided to work with an officiant and it was truly better than we could ever imagine. My husband actually said the ceremony was his favorite part of the day. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY THAT? Book him and I promise you will not regret it.
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Alyssa! Jeanie and I loved being a part of your day. Many blessings and many happy days to you and Arch!
Melinda
10/14/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I'm so glad we chose Mark to officiate our wedding! He was professional and very respectful of our wants and needs! He arrived on time and met all my expectations! We met with him several weeks prior to discuss the style of wedding we were planning, and he offered us plenty of ceremony options. He even offered to help us write our own vows! My favorite part of Mark's service was the fact that that he added a touch of humor to our ceremony. I hate how sometimes a wedding can feel so stuffy and formal. Mark made sure our wedding was fun! He made everyone so comfortable with his very "down to earth" personality, and he tossed a couple jokes in to get our crowd laughing and enjoying the moment. Mark helped us to really create a very special day that we will cherish forever!
Laura
10/8/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Mark was fantastic! We told him what we wanted and he definitely delivered. Thank you so much for helping make our special day everything we wanted it to be and more.
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
And thank you! It truly was my pleasure, Laura!
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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, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OH, PA, WV
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