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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
110 Reviews
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.
User4687133

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz officiated our wedding in October 2015 and we could not say enough great things about her! From the very beginning, we clicked with Liz. She was extremely responsive, which was something we appreciated. She was helpful in the planning process, being open to ideas, and at the same time offering us many options for our ceremony. She did a great job making our ceremony extremely personal, like she had known us for years! We even had many guests comment that it was THE BEST ceremony they had ever been to! Thanks to Liz, the ceremony was the best part of the entire day!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I love hearing that you and your guests found the ceremony meaningful. Here's wishing you and your husband vitality, light and love!
Jordin
10/10/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was our officiant for out wedding and was AMAZING! She met with us one time and really got a great understanding of what we, as a couple were all about plus what we, as a family meant. She really listened and understood who we are and what we wanted our wedding ceremony to really represent. We were in constant contact with her throughout the waiting time for the wedding to come up. Liz prices her weddings extremely realistic and definitely provides top dollar services. She showed up early to the wedding to come and check in with me to make sure everything was going smoothly and make sure I had everything I needed. During the ceremony she spoke of us like she had known us for years and really showed true emotion during the whole ceremony. I would use her over and over again to officiate my wedding, she truly was the best at telling our story.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I so appreciate your generous review, Jordin. It was my pleasure to learn the deep love story you share with John and to meet your beautiful daughter. Wishing your whole family all my best!
Jaime
10/9/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz officiated my wedding this past October and was very helpful with any questions we had and gave us many ideas on what readings also styles of readings we could use
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thanks Jaime. It was my pleasure guiding you and your beautiful bride at the altar! My best to you both.
Patrick
10/4/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was recommended by good friends of ours, and she was everything they promised. My wife and I had some daunting requests and an unorthodox wedding, but Liz was too kind to oblige with all of it. Liz took the time to know our story, and now has become part of it. She spoke from the heart and the mind. She made sure to ask that I was calm and present before my wife walked down the aisle, only to hold back tears of her own at the site of my bride. I expect the next time we run into Liz will also have rain, coffee and smiles. If the next couple to hire Liz have her words to them read from a little humming bird book, you'll know why.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I am so very grateful for the obvious time and thought you put into this review, Patrick. Thank you. I am also so pleased that we connected during this special life occasion, and know that you are also part of my story. After all, the sight of your bride walking down her desert aisle was one of those perfect, heart warming moments that makes me love what I do even more. Truly! I know you will have the finest of marriages.
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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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