Testimonials

Here's some of the feedback I've received from the couples I've married...

 

Meagan said... 

Rev. Beth Gavin made our wedding ceremony so special. Every part of the process was a joy to go through with her. She made us feel calm during stressful moments and provided us with all of the materials and advice we needed. Rev. Beth Gavin brought personality, love and AMAZING energy to our ceremony and wedding. She wrote and crafted a beautiful ceremony that reflected my husband and I and our life together. Our meetings and calls were all a lovely experience--they were really fun! I would absolutely recommend Rev. Beth Gavin to anyone seeking an officiant.

 

Jeff said... 

We found Beth in a very short notice and I was not sure at the very beginning if this was the right choice. It turned out to be a great success. We felt so blessed to have Beth to wed our ceremony. She is very professional and responsive. It is a very memorable moment for both me and my wife. Thank you, Beth!

 

Megan said... 

To say that Beth made our ceremony everything we had dreamed of is a definite understatement. My husband and I waited until about 2 months prior to our wedding day to find an officiant (shame on us). The search was tedious, and after meeting with 10+ officiants we were beginning to lose hope that we would find someone who really clicked with us. Then came Beth and everything changed. Due to our crazy work schedules we initially had a phone chat with Beth and after almost an hour of conversation we decided to meet her in person. Out of everyone we met with, Beth was the only person who really tried to get to know us, and genuinely made us feel that she was interested in our story and what we wanted to achieve in our ceremony. Our meeting lasted almost 2 hours but the conversation was so effortless and enjoyable that it felt like only 30 minutes. As soon as my husband and I walked out of the meeting we knew our search was over and Beth was our officiant. She made the next few weeks so easy for us, and given the stress leading up to your wedding that is exactly what you need. She sent us a draft of our ceremony based on the several criteria we had given her and with personal touches she had added based on her observations of us as a couple. After a few small tweaks and 1 additional meeting to iron out the final details we were done. Our ceremony was so personal, funny, touching and special. My husband and I loved every minute of it, but the best gratification came when our guests came rushing up to us to tell us it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen because of all of the personal additions, readings and special touches that Beth helped us achieve. One of my friends even said that when she gets married she is definitely having Beth marry her because you could tell that she really cared and that this wasn't a "cookie cutter" ceremony. If you want an amazing ceremony that will leave you breathless, Beth is your go to.

 

Annie said... 

We cannot begin to thank Rev. Beth Gavin enough for creating such a beautiful ceremony and day for us. My husband and I feel truly blessed that she came into our lives and couldn't imagine a better person to have married us. Her love, energy, and spirit created such a warm and calming environment for us to say our vows and we are forever thankful to have met her!! Beth truly is the most caring, kind-hearted, professional, funny, and genuine officiant we could have ever asked for. I had talked to a dozen or so other officiants, but none were the right fit for us and I was getting discouraged and stressed. But as soon as I hung up the phone with Beth after our initial phone call, I texted my husband to let him know we found our officiant. Beth came to meet with the two of us at our home a couple days later, and within 10 minutes of speaking with her, all 3 of us were crying! Beth truly took the time to understand and get to know each of us individually and as a couple and was warm and supportive. She took the stress away about the ceremony (we only had 3 weeks to plan it with her!) and was encouraging and attentive. She listened to who we are, what we wanted the day to be, and honestly, by the next day, she had sent us the most amazing ceremony that beautifully captured everything we always wanted and everything we never knew it could even be. And that was only after knowing us for 2 days! We were blown away by how perfect it was. It was unique, thoughtful, and truly "us". She listens, offers guidance, and made the entire experience collaborative and effortless. And all of our family and friends kept talking about was how amazing she was and how perfect the ceremony was! The energy and environment that was created by Beth was magical and the ceremony truly was my favorite part of our whole wedding weekend. We couldn't have had such a beautiful day or more perfect way to start our marriage without her. Thank you, Beth, from the bottom of our hearts.

 

 

Patrick said... 

Our experience with Rev. Beth Gavin was excellent, and we give her our strongest possible recommendation. From the moment we met her, during our initial in-person planning discussion over coffee, we immediately felt comfortable and confident that Beth "got us" and would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. This was confirmed throughout the entire planning process, during which Beth was extremely responsive and worked closely with us to develop a personalized ceremony that was meaningful and powerful. She helped us choose readings, write our own vows, and develop the right feel for the entire ceremony. Beth's approach was to really get to know us, guiding us through a series of questions and discussions that helped us learn more about each other as a couple, discover the things we love most about each other, and capture those feelings eloquently during the ceremony. The entire planning process helped us grow closer together as a couple, and we owe much of this to Beth's expert guidance and support. On the day of our wedding, Beth did a tremendous job - and we felt that the ceremony literally couldn't have been better. Beth's calm demeanor and positive energy were infectious, and we received countless comments from our guests about how unique and personal our ceremony felt. Thanks for everything Beth!

 

Uta said... 

We had the honor to have Beth Gavin marry my husband and me a few months ago. She was a perfect officiant for us, as we were interested in creating a ceremony that was uniquely ours, and she helped us create exactly that. It was a highly collaborative effort, which we very much enjoyed. We had several meetings leading up to the wedding date, starting from a "getting to know us better as a couple" meeting. She then customized the ceremony to be exactly what we envisioned. Even when we came up with some ideas that we thought might be unrealistic, she encouraged us to try them. "Why not?" was always her response and attitude. Beth is both genuine and warm, and has a gift of putting everyone at ease before and during the ceremony. She also guided us through many general wedding questions and concerns. She made many useful logistical suggestions that we were not aware of before, such as seating arrangements, sequence of events, photos, how to organize the music and musicians within the ceremony, etc. Beth helped make our ceremony very unique and personal, as we created it in a less than traditional format. Beth made us feel very special on our special day. Many weeks later, we still receive compliments about how original and beautiful our ceremony was. We hope many more couples will be lucky enough to be married by Beth.

 

Joan and John said... 

Beth was fantastic!!! Our wedding was held in our living room and Beth turned it into a warm, festive, formal yet intimate event. She also showed us a long list of traditional and non-traditional vows that helped us create a vow that felt right for us. She was loving, caring and very professional. She is "The Best"

 

Adrienne said... 

I cannot tell you how much we appreciate Beth and her guidance through the process of creating our wedding ceremony. My husband and I are both in our forties and not religious and Beth’s guidance, humor and expertise helped us create a ceremony that was true to us. We didn’t really have a concrete idea of what we wanted and from our first meeting Beth immediately eased our stress. She asked us leading questions, listened intently to our story, to our ideas and wishes. Through meetings in person, on the phone, and over e-mail, Beth guided us toward a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted, even though we couldn’t iterate it at the beginning. When we didn’t have a clue for a certain aspect, Beth chimed in with several ideas for inspiration. Once we read the ceremony that Beth wrote for us, it became clear how intently she listened to us. She compiled a lovely story of who we are and how we came to love each other with humor, nuance and grace. I really appreciated how open Beth was to any edits we wanted to make; she didn’t make us feel awkward at all. We had planned an outdoor wedding, but it rained and we had to move the ceremony inside. Beth didn’t miss a beat. In the end, Beth brought our story to life with laughter, love and presence. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

 

 

Lynn & George said... 

Beth is a longtime friend of mine, so when George and I decided to get married - she was my only consideration to officiate! Of course I'm prejudiced, but it worked out beautifully. I knew our ceremony would be personalized, intimate, and filled with love! I live upstate, and she in NYC (where I used to live), but Beth eagerly met us in Woodstock to make plans, and we emailed back and forth ideas for the ceremony until we had it finalized. George and I were able to create with Beth exactly the kind of ceremony we wanted, pulling from a few religious and spiritual disciplines that voiced our beliefs and style. Beth had some very practical suggestions on orchestrating our small and informal backyard gathering of 25 guests, and honored all our requests. Beth brought warmth, humor, brevity, and grace to our ceremony. Every guest commented on how warm and loving she was, being friendly and authentically herself, while still being professional in her role as officiant. It was everything George and I could've hoped for. Thank you again Beth! Lynn and George

 

Anita said... 

Reverend Beth was the most generous, attentive and loving person to have had shepherd us through this momentous transition in our lives. While being extremely respectful of our vision for our wedding day, Beth also enhanced our experience with her gentle encouragement to take the time to reflect on our life and love. She then beautifully wove our conversations with her into the ceremony, which was tailor-made for us. Beth has the rare gift of being fully involved and participating while being low-key, open and inviting. A truly wonderful person and a delight to work with.

 

Laetitia said... 

We are a french couple, living un Africa. My husband Eric, one day, like a joke, said to me, "do you want to get married un New York ?" Yeah, it was a dream and a big surprise for me. But, as a future bride, organize a wedding in New York was not a easy you Know ! But, in Gabon, we have internet too :) so, i tried to search first an officiant for or wedding. It was the most important for us because the Spirit on the wedding is on the officiant. And i found Beth Gavin and hier website. I sent her a message and she responded to me in the same day. She was fast, very nice and the first feeling was very good. We talked with her a lot, by email, even Skype and always Sue was there for any questions. She is the niciest person i know, really every thing you want for the ceremony, you can tell her. She's available and explain you clearly the process to get married in New York when you are not from America. Now, i can say that Beth is a friend, she knows a lot about Eric and I. It's the best choice for our wedding !