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Joyful Unions

Non-religious officiant; let me tell your love story
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-340-8210
Let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network
5.0
114 Reviews
Genevieve
4/25/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My Husband and I are so thankful that we found Liz. She was a joy to work with. She loves what she does, she loves couples in love and it shows. She was responsive and listened to everything we had to say. She wrote and performed ceremony for us that was intimate and personal. We felt like she had know us for our entire lives with the words she said. But really, she just listened and created a ceremony tailored to us and our story. She has a warmth and ease about her that is calming and she brings so much love to the moment. I can't say enough positive things about Liz. She truly has a gift and we are so thankful that she shared that gift with us on our wedding day.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you for beautifully articulating your experience, Genevieve. It is a privilege to learn love stories (like yours) and to create something special for a unique moment in time. I indeed enjoy what I do! You and Mike are meant for each other, and what a gift you gave yourselves to be married in such a gorgeous place. Always, Liz.
Michael
4/8/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a late cancelation and found ourselves in need of an Officient 9 days before our wedding. We found Liz and contacted her. She responded immediately and was available on our date. We briefly explained what we were looking for and Liz said she would come up with something just right for us. The words she chose and the presentation at the ceremony was beyond anything we were hoping for. Liz nailed it ! Liz has a gift for reading people, understanding what they need, and delivering in a relaxing, professional manner. I am so glad we found Liz as she truly made our special day that much more special.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I'm glad you found me, too, Michael! It was my pleasure meeting you, your families, and many of your guests. It was a beautiful Arizona day to be married, and the garden venue was so pretty. Sending you both many happy wishes for years of togetherness.
Lorrayne
4/2/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was amazing! She was available on pretty short notice and committed completely to providing us with a unique and beautiful ceremony. She took the time to hear our story and created a personal experience for us that was very touching and heartfelt. Friends and family were convinced she had known us for years! I would highly recommend Liz, she is a lovely woman with a great down to earth vibe as well as a consummate professional.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I'm so glad you found me, Lorrayne. The loving energy between the two of you at your wedding altar was palpable -- it was my pleasure to be part of it. I also enjoyed meeting your family and friends. Wishing you the happiest of marriages!
Kyle
3/19/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz O'Brien was amazing! She was so helpful in every aspect of the wedding process. My Wife and I could not be happier with the services that we received. Our first meeting was enjoyable, she got to know us and walked us through what to expect. Liz is very down to earth and easy to talk to. We opened up to her right away. We knew after the first meeting that Liz was the officiant for us because of her energy and genuine nature. She was available and attentive leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day, she was flawless. After the wedding, all of our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed the wedding and specifically the Officiant. Thank you Liz!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Kyle, what gracious words. Thank you, and I'm so pleased to hear that we were a good fit. I fully enjoyed learning and sharing your love story with all your guests, and the late afternoon light at the base of Camelback Mountain as you spoke your vows -- wow -- that only heightened the magic of the ceremony. I'm so glad we were able to find each other! Sending my very best to you and your beautiful bride for the most sublime of marriages.
Julie
3/12/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you are looking for an incredible officiant, look no further! The only regret I have of our wedding is that we did not have our ceremony recorded. Liz truly made our day special! Most people come for a great party, but our ceremony was the best part of the entire day. She took time to get to know us, listened to our feedback, and delivered an incredible version of our love story in front of our favorite people. In fact, since our wedding we have had multiple people ask us for Liz's information to share with others. We had brunch the day after our wedding with our family/friends. The first thing we heard was, "Who was your officiant? She nailed it! That was the most incredible wedding ceremony that I've ever been to." Another responded, "I KNOW! We thanked her after the wedding. If only we had know about her when we got married..." The comments started to echo around the room. She is really that good! Every bride gets caught up in the flowers, the dress, the cake...but don't forget about the vows. You don't want anyone other than Liz by your side when you exchange those special words. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day perfect! We absolutely couldn't of wished for more. -Julie & Patrick Polley
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
These stories made my day! Thanks for taking the time to share them, Julie, and I'd be happy to officiate the ceremonies of your friends and family anytime! Big hugs to you and Patrick. You're such a beautiful couple.
Kim
3/6/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was amazing. She met with us for over an hour to get our story and customize our ceremony. Highly recommended! Easy to reach and great about keeping in contact with us!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
The international flair of your wedding was something to remember, Kim. Many long years of marriage to you and Denis!
Tyler
2/29/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz of Joyful Unions contributed in such a perfect way to our wedding ceremony. She created a custom ceremony for my husband and I, thoughtfully incorporating our sentiments towards one another that we had shared with her. She officiated with grace, ease, authenticity, and presence and truly made the event about us. Our guests are still commenting on how engaging and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you Liz!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
It was a pleasure to be part of your warm, authentic, and friend-and-family oriented ceremony, Tyler. The garden and late afternoon light perfectly complemented the relaxed tone of your relationship. And Humphrey was the finest Best Dog I've ever met!
Jennifer
2/28/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
There are just so many positive things to say about our experience working with Liz that I really do not know where to begin! My husband and I waited many years to make the very important decision to get married and quite frankly, the thought of putting a wedding together was so overwhelming to me, even one as small and simple as ours, that I put it off for years. I was very overwhelmed by the idea of finding an officiant, and since we are are not religious or traditional in any way, I was worried that finding someone who would truly respect and understand this would be nearly impossible. However, when I saw Liz's posting on WeddingWire I had a very strong feeling that she would be just right for us. Once we met, that assumption was confirmed. Not only does Liz possess essential people skills such as being warm, genuine, open-minded, and an incredibly attentive listener, she also has the skills I look for when conducting a business transaction: she is ethical, professional, flexible, responsive, realistic and articulate. She followed through on everything she said she would, from the way the ceremony would be conducted, to mailing us a beautiful keepsake from our wedding (the full script of everything she said during the ceremony). She provided helpful tips on the ceremony, such as vows and activities, and how we as a couple should view the ceremony; all of these pieces were critical to making our big day as special as it should be. I told Liz after the ceremony that our wedding was absolutely perfect, and I meant it. There is not one thing I would change, and really, Liz had sooo much to do with it. I highly recommend Liz for your special day. You will NOT be disappointed.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Sweet Jen, I so very much appreciate the time and creativity you put into this review. Thank you, thank you. The detailed feedback reaffirms that officiating weddings is a very good fit for me. Sending you and B my deepest affection and wishes for a most fulfilling marriage.
Sarah
11/28/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was a great officiant and was really willing to work with our vision. She worked with us to create a ceremony that incorporated some unique and meaningful moments. We would highly recommend her to anyone!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I appreciate your kind feedback, Sarah. Here's to you and Thomas for a long and meaningful marriage.
User6162574

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was excellent and very professional. She met with my husband and I twice as well as kept up with all the emails I sent! She was very easy to talk to and we felt very comfortable with her! She told our love story beautifully and it felt like she really knew who we were. She showed up close to an hour before the ceremony and checked with me and made sure I was relaxed and ready to go! Liz was amazing and we are so happy she married us!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Your love story created a foundation for a lovely and memorable ceremony. Thank you for the kind words -- and I know you two will have the happiest of marriages.
Brittany
11/6/15
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 O'Brien, she was incredible as our wedding officiant! Our families LOVED the ceremony and they all thought we had known Liz for some time because of the way she designed the ceremony such that it fit our relationship and personalities perfectly! It was quite amazing!! She responded to emails immediately and made planning the ceremony 100% easier! When it came to the wedding day she showed up early to make sure everything was ready to go and performed a beautiful ceremony. I would recommend Liz to everyone!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you Brittany! I was quite amused with the details of how you and Wes met(!), yet it's so evident that the relationship the two of you have created is serious and meaningful. I just know you will have the best and happiest of marriages.
Kassandra
10/31/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was Awesome from day one! She made everything so smooth and stress free. She's so easy to talk to ! You will love her like we did. Our friends and family also loved the whole ceremony!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you Kassandra! It was my pleasure to spend Halloween afternoon with you and your welcoming extended family. My best to you, your husband and your sweet daughter.
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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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