Here are a few
testimonials from couples that I have worked with over the years. I
hope that they will help you to get a better sense of who I am and the
types of services that I provide!
courtesy of Robin Lin Photography
fiancÚ and I wanted our ceremony to focus on us and our journey
together - not religion or tradition. It's not that we're
atheists or oppose any mention of God, it's just that we felt our
ceremony should tell our story and be somewhat memorable.
However, it was difficult to find an officiant in the Raleigh
area who shared our view. We were actually surprised by the
number of officiants who offered ceremonies that were, well, very
religious and traditional in nature. We found Tricia through
another bride's recommendation, and we couldn't be happier! She
was very supportive of our idea to write a somewhat creative ceremony,
and she even offered a library of different ceremonies where you could
pull bits and pieces from if you needed help, inspiration, or direction
(which I did). She's also very good at editing and offering suggestions
along the way - even providing direction and assistance at the
Rehearsal. My wedding coordinator wasn't the best, and she kept
forgetting how I wanted my procession organized. Luckily, Tricia
understood my direction and helped keep everything on track at the
rehearsal and day-of. It's evident that Tricia is experienced and
professional. We couldn't be happier with her services!"
Kevin and Monica Talgo, married 10/24/15 at Haywood Hall, Raleigh, NC
"We were mostly interested in finding someone who was
accepting, knowledgeable and professional, as well as excited about performing
a same-sex wedding. Hands down, Tricia was the best choice. We could not be any
happier with our decision of having her perform our ceremony. Since the
beginning, Tricia was extremely professional, straightforward and responsible
at maintaining communication. She was fantastic at working with our style, yet
at the same time providing excellent advice and comments that were essential
for a successful ceremony. We highly recommend Tricia!"
-- Duane and Efrain, married 6/13/15 at the couple’s home in
highly recommend Tricia as an officiant for anyone's wedding. She
is so easy to work with and knows what she's doing! It was an
extra blessing to have Tricia perform our ceremony. Angela and
-- Angela Glass and Jeff Finck, married 5/8/15 at a private residence in Raleigh, NC
found Tricia after some extensive internet searches for a reasonable
officiant who could do a personal, touching ceremony, and that's
exactly what we got!! Tricia was very responsive and organized
from the first time we reached out to her. She responded quickly
to all our questions, which is so important when you're planning a
wedding and trying to balance everything at once! She offered a
great variety of options for the material for our ceremony. We
were worried, because we were looking to do a civil, nonreligious
ceremony, that we wouldn't be able to find material, but she had
touching passages written and we even added some about our history to
our ceremony. It was very reassuring to know exactly what would
be said! Tricia was prompt and on time to both the rehearsal and
the wedding day. She knew all the ins and outs of applying for
licenses. She was a great guide through the whole process.
We got many compliments on what a great job she did on our
special day and we couldn't agree more!"
-- Pauline and Keedan Slopek, married 5/2/15 at the Borden Building, Fred Fletcher Park, Raleigh, NC
you for helping put together a wonderful wedding. It was great
working with someone who is so well organized and made the ceremony
process as easy as possible. Tricia provided us with ceremony options
making it easy to customize to our tastes. We are glad we worked
with Tricia and would recommend her to everyone!
Thanks again Tricia!
-Bill and Jessica"
-- Bill and Jessica Knouse, married 4/25/15 at Haywood Hall, Raleigh, NC
you for all you have done for us to make our day so special. Our
wedding day was the most beautiful day of our lives. Working with
you has been a joy and made our wedding just the way we wanted it.
Your assistance in helping us build our ceremony was priceless
and the process was seamless. Thank you again for helping and
sharing with us on our wedding day."
-- Becky and Liz Mazzacco-Marroquin, married 4/25/15 at a private residence in Wake Forest, NC
with Tricia on our wedding was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable
portions of the planning! Aaron and I were planning our
Raleigh, NC wedding remotely (first from SC then from CA) and we had
spent a great deal of time researching and trying to find a church that
would accommodate our interfaith marriage. After much stress
in that process, we looked for an officiant, and Tricia was a blessing
to find! We knew after only meeting with her for 10 minutes
that she was the perfect Officiant for us and even paid in full right
then! She has an amazingly straight forward planning cycle
that makes everything easy from the layout of your ceremony, to the
types or readings, and even to the flow of the rehearsal and big
day. She was also open to us adding a few of our own passages
that we'd found along the way to make the big day even more
special. We have recommended Tricia to several of our friends
that are marrying in the Raleigh area and will continue to do so!
you Tricia for such an amazing day and for being one of the only stress
free parts of planning. :)"
-- Aaron & Tamara Mascarenhas, married 9/22/14 at All Saints Chapel, Raleigh, NC
was the perfect Wedding Officiant for my Husband and I. She made our
day absolutely perfect! The wedding vows were personally directed to
us. Tricia was professional, punctual, a very warm, calm and sweet
person to work with. She added things I missed through out the
ceremony. I absolutely loved the out come of our Ceremony! I would
recommend her services to any one I come across. Tricia is greatly
-- Clea and
Heather Tabron, married 4/30/11 at Lake Wheeler Park, Raleigh, NC
this process, you were so helpful. Neither Marc nor I is a terribly
organized person, and you absolutely kept us on track, as well as
bringing to light all the little details we would have missed without
you. We appreciated your willingness to meet with us in person, your
patience with us, your amazing ceremony planning, and the graceful way
in which you performed the ceremony. We have had so many comments from
those who were present. They felt the wedding was touching, and
absolutely perfect for our personalities. We felt like you had known us
for years when we saw the ceremony choices you had written. Marc and I
could never have said what we wanted to say so eloquently - your words
became ours seamlessly. We are only sorry things were such a whirlwind
we did not have a chance to thank you properly on that day."
-- Marc and
Julie Elmo, married 11/13/10 at Haywood Hall, Raleigh, NC
courtesy of Soo Keith Photography
was the perfect wedding officiant for us, what a wonderful piece of
luck that we found her! Right from the beginning she gave us a sense of
confidence and assurance that the most important details of our special
day were going to be taken care of with thoroughness, professionalism,
and warmth. Planning our ceremony with Tricia was always productive and
action-oriented. She was able to guide us with her extensive and
thoughtfully curated ceremony materials, and she met our request to
incorporate a ketubah signing and a Japanese san-san-kudo ceremony with
enthusiasm, grace, and warm respect for our somewhat unusual vision. We
fully enjoyed collaborating with Tricia to make our ceremony a special
reflection of our values and our wedding vows. Everyone walks toward
and looks to the officiant for the important moment of their wedding;
we were so proud to have Tricia marry us. We recommend Tricia highly!"
-- Zack and
Jenne Scherer Mondry, married 4/24/10 at William B. Umstead State Park,
Thank you so much for all your help and support with our wedding
ceremony. From beginning to end your professionalism, organization,
trustworthiness, open-mindedness, guidance, and advocacy made the
process simple and stress-free for us. The readings you sent us were a
huge help in guiding us through the process. Your feedback and
assistance with the family readings was priceless and helped
problem-solve more than you could know. You made the process fun,
creative, original, and tailored to us....which is exactly what we were
looking for. Thank you for being apart of our special day we greatly
appreciate all that you did!!"
~Sarah and Matt Madras
4/26/09, Rose Hill Plantation, Nashville, NC
David Blevins here......you married us on Dec. 6, 2008. Less than 2
months ago but we just wanted you to know how much we appreciated all
your help..... before, during and after! It was a great relief to know
you were there every step of the way helping with vows and paperwork.
Sandy & David Blevins"
12/6/08 at the couple's home in Raleigh
Marshall and I got marred in June 2008 in Apex, NC. We were both living
in NJ at the time and had to do everything remote. Tricia made it so
simple to create and build a ceremony that was perfect for us. We
wanted something that was not too religious and not too lax and with
all the options provided by Tricia I had more than enough material to
work with. She made this one aspect of planning my perfect
"destination" wedding so simple that I had time to focus on other
issues. Even though it was 103 degrees that day the ceremony went over
Thank you Tricia."
& Michelle Macomber, married 6/7/08 at Hidden Haven Farm, Apex
provided exactly what we needed for our ceremony- sample writings,
quotes, and formats, a "proofreader" who took the time to read the
ceremony and make sure it made sense and flowed correctly, and an
officiant who was not judgmental and performed the ceremony exactly how
WE wanted it. The specialized attention that she gave us made her worth
every cent! She even registered our license at the courthouse for us
while we were on our honeymoon. She is professional in appearance and
demeanor, perfectly suited for anyone's ceremony. We highly recommend
-- Jaime and
Andrew Mabe, married 2/2/08 at the Velvet Cloak Inn, Raleigh
Sabol made our day perfect. She was so helpful, friendly, and flexible,
and she provided us with tons of information so that we could design
our own ceremony. She did an excellent job the day of our wedding. I
wouldn't have changed a thing, and I would definitely recommend her to
-- Holly and
Scott Tillotson, married 9/11/04 at the Poe House, Raleigh
are so happy we had Tricia as the officiant for our wedding. Not only
is she professional, organized, and prompt, she was also a joy to work
with! Tricia provided guidance but allowed us to create vows
were a true reflection of us. Every aspect of the ceremony was
stress-free due to her hard work and amiable personality. She
the best wedding professional we worked with and would highly recommend
Married 6/18/11, Raleigh Rose Garden
Gavin and I could not have planned a better ceremony without you. Your
responsiveness, openness and suggestions were exactly what we needed
during the stressful time of wedding planning. The stress that I had
anticipated was completely lifted due to your professionalism,
experience and efforts. I absolutely loved having the word document
sent over to us with the various ceremony options and reading choices.
You did a great job and we appreciate everything you did.
Thank you again!
TL & Gavin Brown"
8/10/08, Cafe Luna, Raleigh
officiated at our wedding in 2006. She was very pleasant and helpful in
all of our correspondence. She made it easy to make all of the
arrangements for the ceremony ahead of time via e-mail, so that on the
day of the wedding everything was handled smoothly and efficiently."
-- Brinna and
Chris Deavellar, married 1/7/06 at Magnolia Cottage, Lake Johnson Park,