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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
114 Reviews
Nicole
7/24/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was wonderful to work with! The ceremony felt very personalized and she provided us with several ideas/options to make our day exactly what we dreamed of. I would highly recommend her service.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Nicole. Your ceremony by the lake was so serene and beautiful, despite the 116 degree heat that day! Wishing you both all the best in life and love.
Sam
4/12/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
To say that Liz was amazing, would be an understatement. It was like having our best friend perform the ceremony. She took the time, to hear our story and how it all led to our special day. Hearing her say it to us and our guests was, made us feel as though she was there watching all these past years. Liz made it a point from the beginning to really listen to us and understand us. The ceremony she wrote out for us, FOR US, was personal and so touching. Not a dry eye... Everyone, always thinks that you will be complimented on the flowers or the cake or the brides wedding dress.... NO, not in our case, everyone gave us compliments on Liz; on how loving yet humorous she made our special day. This rating system, does no justice for Liz! She is off the charts.. There is nothing to consider, she is the best. Liz, if you ever get a chance to read this... Thank you, thank you, thank you. You made our day special and unforgettable. Your words and presence are carved in our hearts! ..... Sam & Gaby
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Your words are so meaningful to me, Sam. Being a part of your special day reaffirmed for me again the undeniability of our connections with another person and the importance of affirming them in public. All my best to you and Gaby and your family. Thanks again!
Rich and Nhu
4/12/14
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 - - special! She was friendly and honest and open, from the first day we met and interviewed each other to the end of our ceremony and beyond. We had a small intimate ceremony with family and close friends in our suite at the Sanctuary Resort. Although she had a wedding ceremony already scheduled for later that day she was very accommodating to us for our romantic midday celebration. Liz is a true professional - thoughtful, caring, personable, and easy going. A real pleasure to work with! She delivered our ceremony, including our personal vows, with compassion and sincerity. Her words were heartfelt, captivating, and beautiful. Many guests commented on how distinctive and enchanting her ceremony was. She stayed for a little while afterwards and mingled to enjoy our celebration together. Liz is a very charming, likeable, and pleasant person. I would recommend her to officiate for anybody's wedding! She is...JOYFUL indeed!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you Rich and Nhu for your generous words. I loved working with you and experiencing your authentic affection for one another. Your ceremony at the Sanctuary was such a creative choice, and I'll never forget Nhu's face when she saw her huge ring! That was such a priceless moment. All my best for your marriage.
Erin
4/5/14
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 were so lucky to come across Joyful Unions when researching officiants. We met Liz in person a few months before the wedding and we absolutely adored her! She is so personable, kind, funny, and very perceptive. We spoke for a good while giving her insight of who we are, how we met and what we love. She asked great questions to get to know us before the ceremony. During the wedding planning, she was quick to respond and always helpful. On the day of our wedding, she did an amazing job! We had a small ceremony at the Desert Botanical Garden among family and close friends. She brought our personalities beautifully into our vows and her words about what marriage is. Our guests kept raving throughout the night, and honestly even to this day, about how touching and lovely Liz made the ceremony. My husband would give her more than 5 stars if we could. I cannot express quite how much we enjoyed working with Joyful Unions.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Your review means a lot to me, Erin. Thank you for your generous words. You and Le radiated such love, and the DBG at sunset on that perfect spring day was quite the backdrop! Wow! Many, many happy wishes to you both for a long and fulfilling marriage.
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Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz is such a wonderful person to officiate a wedding. I knew the moment I met Liz that she would do a great job. She was very easy to keep in contact with and would check in with us from time to time just to see how we were doing. After our wedding my husband and I had multiple people tell us how great our ceremony was specifically the vows that Liz was so kind to write for us. Thank you Liz!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I won't soon forget that beautiful spring day and the gorgeous wedding you two put on. Wishing you the happiest of marriages.
Susie
1/11/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz did a terrific job helping us plan our ceremony and choose our vows. On our wedding day, she arrived as schedule and mingled with our guests wonderfully. The ceremony itself was beautiful and Liz was so heartfelt in her words and emotions. She truly helped make it a wonderful day for us.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your comments, Susie. Your wedding on the pool island was a nice touch, and meeting your personable father-in-law was a highlight of my day! Wishing you both the best.
Bryan and Lisa
1/4/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was personable from the first day we met her. It felt like we were meeting an old friend for coffee. She listened to what we did and didn't want, and helped us incorporate family into our ceremony. Liz made things very personal for us. She included the story of how we met and things that we said into the ceremony. Our family told us they enjoyed the ceremony, some of them wanted a copy of what Liz said, and they all agreed that Liz added to the beauty of the photos taken during the event. We highly recommend Liz, and we thank her for all she did to make our wedding memorable. Bryan and Lisa
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
It was such a pleasure being part of the amazing love energy that radiated from the two of you. Thanks again.
Marty
1/4/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz provided us with such a beautiful service! I cannot praise her enough for the heartfelt words, her patience , kindness and true professionalism . She became a true part of our ceremony and the guests are still raving about what a wonderful service she provided. Eloquent truly describes all that she provided!!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
That was a great day, Marty. I loved the relaxed atmosphere before and during the ceremony. Your best man and maid of honor were especially adorable! All the best to you and Dan.
Dawn
1/2/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz was perfect! We spoke on the phone, then met in person. We got the feeling that she really wanted to get to know us and our story. She was flexible and was open to anything we wanted to do. After our initial meeting, we communicated by e-mail. She was professional, prompt, warm, honest, and sincere. She incorporated some of favorite music lyrics, told the story of how we met, the story of the proposal, our live before marriage, helped us make vows with our daughters, vows to each other as husband and wife and gave a beautiful message about our how marriage will change our lives! We got a lot of compliments for a lot of our guests and a lot said they teared up hearing her speak about us! She was perfect - I'm so glad we chose her and she chose us!! Thanks Liz!! :I can't wait for our wedding ceremony script!! :)
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thanks, Dawn. The family ceremony we did with your daughters was among the highlights for me. You all make a beautiful family, and it was my honor to be part of your Big Day.
Alexa
11/30/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz, I knew that when you accepted our request to officiate our ceremony that it would be great and a lot of pressure was taken off our shoulders. What I didn't realize was the magnitude of this greatness. You have the wonderful ability to take the information you received from us and turn it into a beautiful ceremony that neither Vicki or I will ever forget. You took our words and "captured who we are". I have never heard a more dynamic and heartfelt ceremony. Many of our family and friends commented on the actual words you spoke. It was mentioned that the words in our ceremony were meaningful, enlightening, and thought provoking. We can only say "thank you" for being part of our day and making it terrific!!!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Alexa! It was my pleasure to be part of your day, and to learn more about your story and your connection with one another. And it was such a perfect day, with the sun shining, the garden so green and lush, and all the gathered family and friends -- even some present by FaceTime! I know you both will have a long and happy marriage!
Thomas
11/15/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Liz O'Brien officiated our wedding last year and we are still thrilled that we selected her. She personalized our wedding story and was a highlight of the event. She met with us and we discussed our vision for the wedding and she went beyond satisfying that for us.
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
Your sunset ceremony at the Ice House will remain one of my favorite wedding contexts. The two of you were so present during the ceremony -- I loved being part of it. Thanks, Thomas!
Emily
10/26/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The day before our wedding our minister was admitted to the hospital and couldn't perform the ceremony. We found Liz online, called her in a panic, and she immediately answered the phone and put us at ease. By that evening we had chosen vows, gotten her the other ceremony information she needed and had everything all set to go. The next day she arrived early so we could review and do a short run through. Everyone commented on how amazing she was and no one suspected she was a last-minute substitution. To everyone there, it seemed as if she'd known us for a long time and not that we'd just met! I firmly believe that she did a much better job than our original officiant would have done and am thankful that this odd circumstance brought us all together. Thanks, Liz!!!
Joyful Unions responded with the following comments:
I am so glad you called, Emily. Your wedding was so warm and relaxed; it was a pleasure to be part of it. And I'm also happy to hear that we successfully "fooled" everyone as to how long we'd known each other! Wishing you and Michael a long and happy marriage!
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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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