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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
413 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!!!
Meredith
5/27/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev Mark made it extremely easy in going over what we wanted in a wedding ceremony. He took the time to get to know us in order to make our ceremony personal. He took out all of the stress and nerves out of the ceremony and made it lighthearted and special. All of our guests at the wedding loved him, and were asking us if we had known him prior to the wedding or if we were close friends! He gave us exactly what we wanted and more and helped to make our day perfect.
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Meredith! It was wonderful to be a part of your day. Many blessings and many happy days to you and Carlos!
Corrine & Michael
5/14/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Mark and his wife are wonderful! Our ceremony was perfect and even more than we imagined it would be! Its been 2 weeks since our wedding day and we continue to receive compliments on Rev. Marks ceremony and his wife's decorating. They are both detailed, professional, kind and easy to work with. We highly recommend A Simple Vow to all seeking a special and unique ceremony for their special day!
Kellie
5/6/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Great easy experience. Mark was very nice and professional. Made the whole ceremony run smooth from planning up until the actual day. Highly recommend.
J
4/29/17
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! He really got to know us as a couple and personalized our ceremony just the way we wanted it to be. He and his wife were extremely patient with our awful venue coordinator and helped us at the rehearsal (and during the ceremony) get everything set up the way we wanted it to be in spite of her. Would absolutely use him again but obviously would hope never to have to :)
Amber
4/22/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mark did such an amazing job officiating our wedding!! He brought personality and humor to our ceremony, it was better than anything we could've imagined!! Two weeks later, and people are still telling us how amazing he was! We HIGHLY recommend him for anyone's wedding ceremony!
Hannah
3/25/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mark was amazing! He had everyone laughing and crying with his thoughtful words. We had only met with Mark once and then had a few messages back and forth but we can't tell you how many guests swore that we must have known him our entire lives given the words he spoke and how perfect it was for us! It was a perfect ceremony. Thanks again, Mark!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Hannah! It was wonderful to be a part of your wedding day. Many blessings and many happy days to you and Chris!
Brigit
3/17/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Mark is, without a doubt, an absolute joy to work with!!! From the time we had our first meeting, up to and through our ceremony, he was sure to help us along the way and custom tailored our ceremony to fit our personalities perfectly. We are so happy with the events of the day, and Rev. Mark was sure to keep the mood light, fun and unique, while still creating a respectable and romantic moment, that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful review, Brigit. You and Joe were a delight to work with. Many blessings and many happy days to you both!
Lindsey
1/7/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough good things about Mark and his wife Jeannie. They are an amazing team and did such a good job. We got so many compliments on the ceremony Mark did for us... Everyone loved it. He really went above and beyond to personalize our ceremony. Everyone thought he knew us as friends! And Jeannie is amazing at organizing everything and making sure it all runs smoothly! Mark is also the most reasonably priced officiant I found! You will not regret working with this amazing team!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful review, Lindsey! Many blessings and many happy days to you and Jared!
Jerica
12/31/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
So great to work with and made our ceremony personal to us as individuals!
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you!
Jerica
12/31/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Great experience! Mark was so sweet and easy to work with!
Jennifer
12/17/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Mark is incredibly easy to work with and will walk you through the entire process while providing ample examples of previously done ceremonies as guidance. We are not religious and wanted something laid back and simple and Rev. Mark had no problem accommodating our needs and was able to make it fun, personalized, and just the right amount of quirky. Having seen some video of other ceremonies he's done and reading examples, though he could really deliver anything you wanted though and had some really sweet ideas for unity ceremonies that I had never heard or thought of. His website makes everything (questionnaires, payment, etc.) a breeze and he was always timely in responding to emails and able to meet on short notice (and understanding when we couldn't make it) and made planning the wedding from out of town feel like no issue at all. I would recommend him to anyone! As a bonus he's good with dogs :)
A Simple Vow responded with the following comments:
Thank you for the wonderful review, Jen! Many blessings to you, Ryan and Handsome Henry!
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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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