I called 5 or 6 different officiants off of the web and was fairly disappointed in the interviews I had with them. I eventually picked Rachel. I listened to her voicemail and was almost sold before we even spoke in person. Her message was upbeat and fun. Then when we did connect, I knew she was the one. She's energetic, fun, and not stuffy like the others I'd called. We wanted our wedding to be fun for all involved. It was a destination wedding and we had to place our faith in the fact that she'd do a good job and make it special. We weren't disappointed. She assured us all would be fine and it was. She helped to make it a wonderful ceremony and her suggestions on what to add made it memorable for our guests. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for someone refreshing and upbeat to help you "tie the knot"!
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"When we set out find the right wedding officiant, we were sure that what we would get would be a person who was legally allowed to perform the ceremony and not much more. In the same spirit, we also did not want a long and drawn out ceremony where people would fall asleep. Then, simply by chance, we attended a ceremony performed by Dr. Gaines. It became clear very quickly that if we were lucky enough that Dr. gaines was available, we would hire him. I guess, the wedding Gods were shining upon us because he had a cancellation and was able to marry us. Spencer delivered many times over, and the ceremony was the talk of the reception Many people still talk about the moving words that spoke to who we were...an incredible day topped off with an incredible ceremony.
"I cannot say enough about Dr. Gaines, what he creates and says during the ceremony is a gift. This was my second wedding and knowing this, Dr. G penned words that reflected my journey and how my husband was simply waiting for me to cross his path to make both of us complete. You guest it! That's all he had to say and the tears starting flowing. Thank you Dr. Gaines for being part of my fairytale day. There is no doubt that you will be getting many calls from my friends that will be getting married over the next year."