We could not have asked for a better marriage officiant than Steve! As we were standing there, ready to get married, he brought the story of our love to everyone that was present. The initial phone call with Steve was very pleasant as he asked many questions about our relationship. Steve was very easy to talk to and always available when we had any questions. We had a follow up phone call days before the wedding to ensure everything would go as planned. What we did not expect was the amount of effort Steve would put in his sermon. IT WAS AMAZING! It was my wife’s favorite part of the wedding and mine too. Steve took our story and turned it into a beautiful ceremony of words while making people laugh and cry, as he promised. Steve’s ceremony respected both sides of our family’s faith, while delivering something that everyone would eventually love. We HIGHLY recommend Steve Whalen as your wedding officiant.
Rommel F. on January 3, 2019 (December 29, 2018 Wedding)
Steve Was AMAZING!
Steve was AMAZING! We were blown away by how personal he was able to make our ceremony, while being upbeat and light hearted! He took the humor my husband and I share and was able to bring it into our ceremony in the perfect way! I couldn’t imagine any one else performing our ceremony! So glad we found Steve! 10/10 would recommend!!
Michaela S. on November 26, 2018 (The Knot & Wedding Wire)
We Couldn’t Have Asked For Better!
Steve was absolutely the best! He made us feel so comfortable instantly, help make the ceremony what we wanted and helped bring the crowd to laugh, cry and enjoy the ceremony. We had so many compliments about how amazing our ceremony was. Steve was also great at the rehearsal and helped make us not feel silly being the center of attention. Highly, highly recommend.
Amanda B. on November 9, 2018 (Wedding Wire)
Steve Was The Best!
Steve was the best. He helped create my dream ceremony by helping do a hand fasting ceremony even though it was new to him. He put in the research to make sure it was what I wanted. He made us feel very comfortable and laughing during the ceremony but serious when it counted. He also submitted our marriage license the very next day so all the paperwork was handled quickly. Highly, highly recommend.
Amanda B. on November 9, 2018 (The Knot)
(*Both of the above reviews were from Amanda B. One is on Wedding Wire while the other is on The Knot)
Steve Was Amazing!!!
Steve was amazing!!! We are so thankful he was available for our Wedding date. He was the perfect blend of serious and fun. Our guests all cried in happiness and laughed. Steve, THANK YOU. If you are considering Steve for your wedding and he’s available, book him as fast as you can you wont regret it!!
Eric C. and Marissa M. on August 31, 2018
The Ceremony Of Our Dreams!
My husband and I didn’t know where to start when looking for a officiant for our wedding, so we started with Google and we are so, so happy we came across Steve. We told him are a laid back, sarcastic, non-religious couple who is looking for someone who can bring laughter and tears during our ceremony and he did just that. He was understanding and easy to work with, made it personal and everyone loved him. Steve, we can’t thank you enough for helping us have the ceremony of our dreams!
Kyeva K. on August 1, 2018
Steve Calmed Me Down When I Was Nervous
Steve did an amazing job at our wedding! He made it personal for us and kept the ceremony fun and lighthearted. He also helped calm me down when I was nervous about the saying my vows. Our friends and family thought he was great too. I highly recommended Steve!!
Karen H. on June 2, 2018
The Perfect Pastor
We had the perfect day and the perfect Pastor in Steve Whalen! My husband and I sat down with him prior to our wedding day and had a wonderful, at-ease conversation about ourselves, how we met, the marriage proposal and some challenges that we had experienced in our relationship. He took our comments and then shared them as part of the ceremony and it was great! Our wedding was very intimate with only family members. During our informal reception he honored our family with prayers and blessings! His has a very relaxed, non-judgmental demeanor. My daughter said that when he prayed for her and her husband she felt a calmness in her. He definitely is a man of God and our day was perfect!
Cathy O. on April 11, 2018
“The Best Ceremony They Had Been To…”
WE LOVE STEVE!!! As soon as we met him we knew he was the perfect fit for our big day. He’s a sweet, teddy bear of a man who is fun loving and professional. He handled our families with grace at the rehearsal and had our guests laughing up a storm during the ceremony. Our guests later told us it was the best ceremony they had been to because of HIM. I could not recommend this man enough.
Karli F. on October 5, 2017
“Steve Was The Perfect Officiant!”
Steve was absolutely amazing! He is a wonderful speaker and made our ceremony light, fun and special. We had such a great time and we felt so comfortable with him. He was always there and willing to give advice or answer any email questions I had and on our big day, such a calming figure for me and my husband. Steve was the perfect Officiant and I’m so glad he will always be remembered as part of our wedding day!
Rachelle F. on September 14, 2017
“Steve Made Me Relax…”
Steve did a great job officiating. He was well organized and helped us every step of the way. He made the ceremony very personable by adding in our chosen bible scriptures, and it was especially nice to have him say some of the ceremony in Spanish for Daniel’s family. I was extremely nervous walking down the aisle but Steve made me relax by having a few comical remarks. We both didn’t want a crazy, serious ceremony, so I am glad that he did that to lighten the mood. I would definitely recommend Steve.
Cheryl B. on August 21, 2017
Easy To Work With And So Much Fun!
Steve was very easy to work with and was so much fun! During our ceremony he had everyone laughing and everyone had such a great time. He made sure he was including everything we wanted into our ceremony. He was very responsive to messages and questions as well. We are so happy with the way everything turned out. Thank you Steve for making our day extra special and fun!
Haley W. on August 15, 2017
He Put In An Extra Personal Touch!
Steve is very personable and easy to work with. We were really pleased with his ceremony and the extra work he went to put in an extra personal touch.
Rand H. on August 13, 2017
He Made Our Ceremony Extra Special!
Steve was absolutely amazing as an officiant and even more as a guide throughout this journey calming nerves, getting to know us and really making our ceremony feel all the more extra special. We are so thankful and blessed to have found him and are forever grateful for his part in our special day!
Rachelle F. on August 11, 2017
Steve Was Wonderful!
Steve was wonderful. From the first conversation I had with him I was comfortable with him. He made it all about my husband and I. He kept in touch even though I hired him about 6 months in advance. There was never any question about whether he would remember. Everything was great! Thank you so much.
Jennifer W. on July 18, 2017
He’s The Best!
Steve made our special day perfect! He was genuinely interested in our story as a couple and getting to know us to make our ceremony personalized and exactly what we wanted. He was nice, welcoming, and professional! He was very responsive to our questions and was great about confirming all the details beforehand. He showed up early to our rehearsal and wedding and came prepared and ready to lead. (He even brought gifts for the ring bearer and flower girl!) The ceremony was exactly what we had hoped for and we are so happy we found Steve! We would recommend him over and over again – he’s the best!
Kiera W. on June 12, 2017
Definitely Experienced To Ensure There Were No Problems
Steve did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! We are so pleased with his work and so grateful that he was part of our big day. Steve did a fantastic job before our wedding offering us some examples of what we could have read during the ceremony, but had no problem with our adding or subtracting things to make it more specific to us. We wanted him to be part of the rehearsal as well, which was a great idea as he was definitely experienced and was able to keep our families and bridal party focused and on track to ensure the real ceremony went off without any problems. If you are still looking for a wedding officiant, you are absolutely going to be delighted reaching out to Steve!
Jessica S. on April 4, 2017
- He took the time to get to know us and then designed his presentation around what he learned. He also took care of all of the paperwork and explained fully how everything would work. I can’t say enough about how pleased we are! THANK YOU STEVE!!”
- on September 9, 2016
- He was so approachable, patient, kind, and reliable. He catered to our needs and preferences. Our wedding was very small and intimate, but with the help from Pastor Whalen, everything went very well and was exactly what we wanted. My husband and I overall had a wonderful experience and would recommend him to anyone!”
- on September 4, 2016
- He is well spoken, caring, and has a good sense of humor. When he performed our ceremony, it was exactly how we wanted it to be. He performed what we had requested, and we loved his work. We enjoyed working with Steve, and would recommend him to anyone.”
Khalil D. on August 16, 2016
- He has an amazing heart, a great sense of humor and clearly loves performing weddings. I could not have asked for our ceremony to be any more perfect for us. It felt like we had known Steve for years. It was truly a blessing for us to have him be such an important part in our ceremony. I cannot recommend him strongly enough.”
- on July 12, 2016
- on August 5, 2015
- made our ceremony personal and memorable! Would highly
Andrea H. on July 30, 2015