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  •    5 out of 5 by christi tedeschi

    We can't say enough about Pastor April, she is the sweetest woman and completely personalized the ceremony for us… 1 meeting with her we knew she was doing our ceremony…. When we were looking around my husband didn’t even want t o consider a woman doing the ceremony but once he met with her his tune changed, he fell in love with her as much as everyone else did who attended our ceremony…. She made everyone at the ceremony cry (in a good way of course)…. Very great , highly recommend!

  •    5 out of 5 by Lori H

    All my vendors were great on the wedding day but I have say Pastor April is my favorite. I absolutely LOVE Pastor April. She’s the most amazing woman – great sense of humor, great orator, great personality and exceptional officiant! I can’t praise this woman highly enough. From day one I had a hunch she’s the one officiant we’re looking for. Even DH who’s usually critical about anyone who sounds too good to be true was won over! Pastor April doesn’t just have a great personality, she’s also very professional. She is always prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. On the wedding day she arrived an hour early so she can help us calm our nerves and make any other ceremony preparations. Our wedding guests were all blown away by how beautifully she performed the ceremony. She really made each couple she marry feel special by composing truly unique vows that reflect who they are. DH and I highly recommend her!

  •    5 out of 5 by Melissa Rodriguez

    It was very important to us that our ceremony be the most important part of our day, and that it provided our families and friends with an insight into our love and into our hearts. As soon as we met with Pastor April and felt her warmth, kindness, professionalism, and heard her speak – we knew that she would be the perfect person to do this for us! From our initial meeting that was like a huge brainstorming session, through each time we met with her to fine-tune our ceremony, we felt as if we were visiting with an old friend – she makes you so comfortable and gets to know you so well! She perfected everything and anything we said and wrote, and turned into fire any tiny flicker of an idea that we presented to her. She is a gifted wordsmith, by far! Every single one of our guests told us that our ceremony was the best they have ever seen, and many said they wished that April could have performed their weddings! If you see my pictures from my ceremony, you can see the warmth radiating from her – her smile totally encouraged us and soothed us throughout the whole morning. April obviously loves what she does and it shows. She genuinely wants to make her couples happy - and she definitely made us happy. We were so honored to have her perform our marriage ceremony, and will be forever grateful to her for being part of our day.

  •    5 out of 5 by Wendy Terzini

    My husband and I wanted a simple private yet intimate ceremony. Pastor April exceeded our expectations. She is a caring, thoughtful, loving professional. The ceremony was incredibly beautiful, memorable and meaningful with Pastor April. Her voice is so beautiful, it is a pleasure to listen to. She really touched our hearts. We highly recommend her.

  •    5 out of 5 by Vivian MacDonald

    Marie April Gismondi was our wedding officiant 2 weeks ago at the beautiful Westbury Manor. I have to say, it wasn't easy planning the wedding for me as we traveled all the way from Singapore and his family from the UK. However, I have to say, out of so many vendors that I worked with for my wedding while planning from overseas, she's the easiest to work with. I first emailed her to find out her service and after numerous email exchanges, we finally called her up and our decision was made soon after we hung up the phone that she's going to be our wedding officiant. While counting down to our big day, she and her assistant sent us a few emails to remind us about the marriage application, its process and things that we might want to take note of such as name change. The day came which I finally get to meet her in person which is also our big day. She reached the venue before us and we ran through a short rehearsal to make sure everything goes well during the ceremony. And just like her touch of words used in the book that she had prepared for us, she is all positive, sweet and made us feel completely confident and at ease with her. She is also very good with some last minute changes. I had my sister to do some language translation during the ceremony so my non-English speaking relatives could understand. She planned it with my sister a while before the actual ceremony and it went very smoothly. Our guests loved the beautiful ceremony that we had and we have to say it won't be so without her great service. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful memorable ceremony. We couldn't ask for more.

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