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When my husband proposed in August of 2015, we decided why wait…..we’d get married in November. As you can imagine the planning was a whirlwind. I had the pleasure of meeting Jill a year or two prior at a beach club. The very same one my husband proposed to me at. While I didn’t at the time know Jill well personally, I would see her and her husband now and again and we’d chat/catch up on things. Who would have thought she would be such an important part of such a special occasion. Right away I asked Jill if she was available, Jill was eager to accept the invitation and very excited for us. What we liked about her was that she set our expectations as to what we could expect from her, what she could help us with, timing of when things needed to be done etc. . I will share that she exceeded our expectations and helped make our ceremony even more memorable than we hoped it could be. She met with us, had the opportunity to get to know us and our history together, listened to what was important to us in a ceremony and said she would help us every step of the way. And she did.

Donna and Gerry November 2015

She provided us a framework for the ceremony to start with which was a big help. We made changes, additions etc.…. I thought in the beginning that I’d want something cookie cutter but the more we talked the more we (I) realized it was important to personalize it…it was a day we would always remember Jill provided us feedback, thoughts and, nudged us along the way when we needed it. She planned to get to the ceremony early and of course she held true to her word. Good thing….She helped out with last minute items, kept me calm and made some last minute recommendations that made all the difference. The ceremony was everything we wanted and more; the pieces we added, and changes we made were perfect. I cannot speak highly enough about Jill, her level of professionalism, reliability and the level of expertise and guidance she provided were truly appreciated. Donna and Gerry Carriciolo

 

Reverend Jill did an AWESOME job as our officiant.  From the moment we first called her she listened carefully to what we said to help us make our wedding day just what we wanted! After talking to us, she found the PERFECT spot for our ceremony.  She even set up contingency plans in case it rained!!  She told us what we needed for licensing, where to go to get it, and handled all the details post wedding so we could concentrate on our honeymoon.  She wrote and rewrote our vows and made sure our kids were included.  All while making sure we knew she felt honored to perform our gay wedding.  She was genuinely concerned that our wedding day was as honored, respected and as legal as it rightfully should be!! We would highly recommend Reverend Jill.  – Dr. Belinda & Mrs. Kellie Marcil May 23, 2015   Belinda and Kellie   Ceremony Photo _Crosby

Reverend Jill did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony.  From the very beginning, she was helpful, efficient, and made us feel comfortable by accommodating our requests.  She created a unique and personal ceremony for us that we will always remember. Everyone attending our wedding was impressed and complemented the ceremony that she had written for us.  She was a calming presence for both of us before and during the wedding itself.  We would recommend her to anyone without reservation!! – Katie and Robin Crosby”
South Ferry Church on May 9,2015

 

Working with Jill was great! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Very calming when we got nervous! Beautiful ceremony reading! Amanda Campbell

Amanda and Jason
Meadowbrook Inn
May 24, 2015

Working with Jill was great! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.  Very calming when we got nervous! Beautiful ceremony reading!

Amanda Campbell

A Happy Couple !

A Happy Couple !

Good morning Rev Jill Again, I cannot believe how lucky Ray and I were to find you. We wanted our wedding to be a happy and fun event and you gave us exactly what we wanted.  Our ceremony, which you wrote personally for us was perfect.  The time you spent with us,getting to know us personally went far beyond what we expected.  IT WAS PERFECT.

Lois and Ray Ridsdale,/ August 31, 2013

“Jill, you helped make our experience so charming and something we will remember forever!  Thanks for all you did!” Karen and Matt 05 31 13 Blessings, Karen Gennari           Rev. Jill was actually a recommendation from one of my co-workers. From the very beginning, she was down-to-earth and easy to work with. She was available to answer all of our questions, and give us helpful suggestions without being pushy. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted it to be. We are very glad we chose Rev Jill to be a part of our wedding day!

Kristen and John Baton
September 28, 2012

Kristen and John Baton 9/28/12

 

Shelley and Jason chose a Bridge for their Wedding!
October 7, 2012

 

 

   Throughout the entire experience, from our initial meeting over coffee to the weeks and days leading up to our ceremony to the ceremony itself Reverend Jill was awesome.   Planning a wedding is pretty stressful.  Reverend Jill kept us in the moment, reminding us over and over and again that the vows that we were writing and the rings that we were exchanging were about just us.  On our wedding day, when we were both standing in front of so many of our family and friends Reverend Jill took a moment before beginning our ceremony to speak to us quietly and refocus us so that we were both present as we said our vows.  Reverend Jill has such a calming, warm presence that after the ceremony the guests commented out how much they liked her “vibe”. Looking back now I can’t imagine that day without Reverend Jill.  We can’t thank you enough Reverend Jill! Peace, Shelley and Jason

Kevin,Shannon and Wyatt Kilty
June 30,2012

When choosing a Justice of the Peace/ Reverend my husband and I knew we wanted a short ceremony (under 20 minutes) and we wanted someone that had a sense of humor, had a open personality and who was open to our ideas regarding the ceremony/vows and what not. Since we did things a little out of order, bought a house first, then had a baby and then decided to get married, we wanted to find someone who wasn’t going to judge us, and we found her, Reverend Jill Anderson. She did a wonderful job helping us put together our vows and responded quickly with any emails and answered any questions we had. And responded in a very timely manner. The day before the wedding she was a great help and walked us through the rehearsal and was very open to any last minute changes and ideas we had. Needless to say on our wedding day there was not a dry eye in the room by the time we came to the vows. – Shannon Kilty

Sage and Eric , June 9, 2012

 

Hi Rev. Jill!
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for all the hard work you put into planning our ceremony. From the first day we met, and my husband (or fiance at the time) saw your Mazada Miata, I knew you’d be the one to complete our ceremony! Your open mind and caring attitude really made the planning, and day of our wedding special. With my hectic schedule I never once felt pressured by you to have things completed a certain way, by a specific time. I enjoyed the fact that you really took into account the fact that I am not affliated with any religion, and did not pressure me into chosing more of a religious based ceremony. Your charisma, humor, and prescence really helped complete the ceremony Eric and I chose. I’m very happy that I randomly found you on a website, and just chose to send you an e-mail! I will refer you to anyone I know getting married.Thank-you Sage & Eric

Hi Rev Jill,

Ashly and Levi, June 2, 2012 on a windy day!

We just wanted to thank you soo much for the amazing job you did with our wedding. There was never a time that I was nervous or had second thoughts about having you marry us. From the very beginning we both felt so comfortable with you and knew that we were going to have an amazing ceremony, the way we wanted. I truly loved the way you set up our ceremony, along with having us write why we NEEDED to marry the other and the way you organized them for us. It was a huge weight taken off our shoulders not having to memorize or read them through all the tears hahahaha. Also thank you so much for meeting with us each before the wedding and making us laugh it helped ease the butterflies! You truly helped make our day the most beautiful and wonderful day we could possibly have! Thank you so much for all your help! Thank you, Ashly & Levi Andrews June 2, 2012 P.S: I have recommended you to many engaged friends, maybe we will you see again soon! Hi Jill! I hope all is well! I guess better late than never….. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did as the officiant of our wedding!  So many of my guests commented on how personal the ceremony was!  We’re glad you got to “hang out” for a little while with our friends and families! I wanted to share some photos with you.  Feel free to use on your webpage if you’d like to. Thanks again! Marianne & Richard Adams July 8, 2011 Richard and Marianne Adams, July 8,2011

Diane and Tom at Sunset 09 02 11

Diane and Tom at Sunset 09 02 11

Hi Rev Jill,
Wow, cannot believe it’s been 2 months already. It seems like yesterday that we had such a wonderful wedding! The ceremony was so memorable and full of joy and so personal and filled with “us”. And that is because of you. Really. You stepped in at the 11th hour when we at a loss about who was going to marry us and were about to panic. It would not have turned out so wonderful without you. Tom says that your gentle prodding was just right to get us focused on writing our vows and deciding on the details. You kept reminding the it was our wedding and we should have what we wanted. That was so supportive and refreshing, considering our prior bad experience. It turned out to be filled with love, joy and humor, and such a reflection of who we are.
So this is to thank you so much. I would recommend you to anyone who wants a warm, personal ceremony tailored to them as individuals and as a couple. You were such a great guide, so supportive and loving. We will always remember the ceremony and all our guests will as well. Considering how much fun the rest of our wedding was, that’s really saying allot!
Warm regards,
Diane

Hi Rev Jill,

Bob and Julie on June 18, 2011 at Goddard Park

We can’t thank you enough on how you helped make our day so special! You made the ceromony so easy that we did not have to worry about a thing.You had some wonderful ideas and was so helpful with organizing the ceromony. Planning a wedding from another state was so easy with your emails! You are  not only pleasant and easy to work with, but you also made it fun! Again, thank you for all your help! Sincerely, Julie & Bob

Nathan and Deo-Lynn

Dear Rev. Jill Nathan and I can’t thank you enough for making our near impossible request a reality. You really went out of your way to accommodate us in getting everything sorted out in such a short space of time and on top of all that you still managed to make our day truly special and personal. Even though we only had a few people in attendance everyone was really impressed with the touching ceremony you presented. We are eternally grateful for everything that has happened to us since the day we met. It’s like every girl’s dream and the fact that it ended with such a beautiful intimate wedding is just the icing on the cake. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts (Usually I would say, “I look forward to doing business with you again”, but that really wouldn’t be such a great idea here haha) All the best, Deo and Nathan 01-26-11

Justin and Elisha

Hi Rev Jill, Thank you again for putting so much time and effort into wedding making it truly special. You were wonderful and we are so pleased with your services. Your kind words before the ceremony and at the rehearsal really stuck with us and your positive attitude and loving personality meant so much.  We apprecaite the hard work you put into personalizing our ceremony and incorporating the parts we liked. You are a gem! Elisha and Justin Rautenbach 9.12.2010

Alice and Rich

Here it is a month after The Day, and so far so good!  It was wonderful having you guide us to and through our ceremony; we truly couldn’t have done it without you!  It was not only a lot of fun, but also powerful and moving in such a personal way.  Thank you for blending the magnitude of the step we were taking with a joyful spirit.  The little details about how and when never eclipsed the big why, and you helped us pull it together seamlessly — even writing those pesky vows!  Having your husband Rick there was a lovely reminder of the bond people share in marriage; we are honored to have had him standing up for us, too. Alice and Rich August 21, 2010

LouAnn & Chuck

Rev Jill, The ceremony was beautifully written and reflected who we are and what we wanted to say. The backdrop was breathtaking and helped to make for a picture perfect day. Thank you again for the beautiful service. Regards, LouAnn Naud August 21, 2010

Sarah & Brian

Shoreline Vows“Rev Jill was excellent, she married my husband and I on July 17, 2010 and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to do what she did. She made it easy for us to say what we wanted to each other and presented a personal heart felt ceremony to our family and friends. She calmed our nerves and  helped us every step of the way. We have even gotten many compliments from our guest on how impressed they were with Rev. Jill and the way she presented our ceremony. Brian and I are very please with everything she did for us, THANK YOU Rev. Jill for making our day perfect.” – Sarah & Brian

Heather & Kevin

Heather and Kevin “Rev Jill married us on May 29, 2010. We can not thank her enough for all your hard work in planning, organizing and of course hosting our blessing. We did not have normal circumstances. Kevin is a Marine and we only had three months to plan the wedding and we had wedding date changes and limited access  to the groom, but when all said and done Rev Jill delivered one of the most beautiful and personalized ceremonies that left us in awe. She was there every step of the way by email, phone and meetings. Ourselves, parents and guests where all affected by this day and will remember it always.” – Heather & Kevin, May 29, 2010

Lisa & Mark

Lisa and Mark“Rev Jill did a fantastic job helping us prepare for our wedding. She was there every step of the way. The ceremony was very special. It was very heartfelt and beautiful. Thanks to Rev Jill it was perfect and will be remembered forever.” – Lisa & Mark, November 25, 2009