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  •    5 out of 5 by Lisa Nowosielski

    Pastor Marie April Gismondi was absolutely phenomenal throughout the whole process of the wedding. We had a customized ceremony that was beyond my wildest dreams. Her way with language is one of a kind, and truly represented us as a couple. Everyone at my wedding raved about how wonderful the ceremony was and how special it was to us. I'd have to take their word because all I could do from crying happy tears is stare into the eyes of my beloved. After going over the ceremony so many times, I knew hearing it would just bring me to tears if I listened. So we stood there staring into each other's eyes and whispering to each other to stay strong as she told all of our friend and family how we felt about them, each other and the moment. Truly a one of a kind experience with Pastor Marie April Gismondi. We can't thank her enough.

  •    5 out of 5 by Elizabeth Nally

    Pastor April was wonderful. She was thorough and supported us through out the entire process. Everyone kept approaching us at our Wedding Reception telling us how touching, and special our ceremony was. We were all so impressed with Pastor April. Highly, HIGHLY recommend. She's amazing. You can tell she loves her job and treats each occasion as it is supposed to be... unique and special.

  •    5 out of 5 by Jacqueline Damian

    This review is long over due, I'm a June bride but I've been so busy that I didn't have to chance to write one but Pastor April did such an amazing job that I have to give her a review. She's so amazing and easy to work with. Whenever I emailed her the day didn't go by without me getting a response. I was kind of bummed that my husband and I couldn't really have our ceremony in a church due to certain circumstance and I felt having a outside ceremony wouldn't really come to par with what I dreamed of but Pastor April changed all that. I was very precise about how I wanted the ceremony and to weave in our Filipino culture and wedding traditions within the religious ceremony and she just created such a lovely outline for me. Until now my family and guest compliment me on how beautifully our ceremony was captured in film and in real life. Pastor April, Id like to thank you for making my wedding planning a breeze. You are truly a delight to work with and I'm sure you will continue to create more priceless memories for couples to come. ( Jackie and Ron - Westbury Manor )

  •    5 out of 5 by Lisa Specker

    Pastor Marie April Gismondi was our officiant on November 1st, the day we got married. She was clear, kind and super easy to work with. Being as overwhelmed as my wife and I were it was great having her be part of our ceremony. Many of the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids were unsure of where to stand and what to do. She set everyone at peace by singlehandedly running our rehearsal. By the time the actual ceremony began, she had everyone in line. Everything went perfect. She spoke so eloquently and effortlessly, making us feel like the most important people on Earth. We're quite shy and she picked up on that by having us turn toward her after noticing how nervous we were while facing our family, friends and the blinding cameras. Her attentiveness to this put me and my wife at ease. She even went as far as to make us take the time to be seen for those magical moments where everyone cheered as she introduced us as man and wife. Prior to getting married Pastor Gismondi made selecting the words we wanted to use as easy and uncomplicated as possible. She was extremely patient with us during this process. Overall, she's a true delight. We still get people asking about her. We are so happy we chose her to be part of our special day. We truly can't thank her enough.

  •    5 out of 5 by Brooke Ellis

    Pastor April is amazing, from when we first met with her we knew we wanted her to perform our wedding ceremony. She personalized our whole ceremony which I loved by adding a little bit of my husband & I's personality into the speech. Her words are beautifully written and spoken, and for the rest of the night on our wedding people were coming up to us complimenting our beautiful ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a personalized, beautiful ceremony!!

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