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."
"Talk about a small world! I am from Jamaica, West Indies and was concerned that the wedding officiant I would hire if not Jamaican would not understand my people - I know now I should not make assumptions. Turns out, Dr. G lived in Jamaica for a number of years. He understood my people, culture, and traditions and this is something that most Non-West Indian people would not. This is a gem folks and the officiant I would recommend to all people from all walks of life."
She was amazing. The ceremony was beautiful. She wrote and an amazing and romantic ceremony and the vows were amazing. She even made my husband cry and his sons eyes water. And she saved the day. My photographer canceled an hour before the wedding and Rachel took pictures for us. She had awesome ideas and is extremely talented. I can't imagine anyone doing a better ceremony. Thank you so much Rachel!!!
I think that she is the best! Not only did she find the perfect spot for our beach wedding, she made it fun too! Additionally, Rachel is a great photographer and all around "wild and carazyyyyy gal!' If it was not for Rachel and her network of amazing professional associates, we would not have been able to pull off our wedding as 'out of staters' in six short days! Thank you so very much Rachel!
Rachel was amazing! She helped us plan our wedding in Jacksonville all the way from Alabama. She was able & willing to answer all of my questions! Rachel emailed me frequently, she also sent us maps & addresses to places she thought we might need to visit. (which we did) Rachel was extremely helpful! 5 stars, amazing!
Rachel preformed my wedding last minute but she was amazing! She made it very personal and beautiful! Although my wedding was last minute she made it smooth and stress free! I'm so happy I chose her! I give her 5 stars and recomend her to ANYONE! Especially those who have to suddenly get married !!
The Owner was very accommodating, the decor was perfect. My Aunt 65th Birthday dinner/party was Great! I would recommend and use them for all my future events. Thank you Elite!