My name is Matt Nathanson. I grew up in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997-’98. I was a partner in a successful financial planning practice until 2005, when spinal and nervous system issues became too challenging to stay employed. Since then I have had three spine surgeries (probably 40 procedures total) and seen more doctors than most people do in their lifetime. I’m finally walking upright and still in a period of introspection and questioning my purpose. My soul yearns to learn more all the time and I’ve found my truth in lining up with the things that make me happiest, like officiating weddings! I officiated my first wedding in 2007 and it was just what the doctor ordered! It was an amazing experience and I received lots of compliments. Since then I have gone to the University of Metaphysical Sciences and received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and been ordained through Wisdom Of The Heart Church. I am happily married since 2004 to the coolest girl I’ve ever met and have two wonderful daughters and a cat. I have found my calling and I promise that all my energy will go into your ceremony. Thanks so much for considering me to be part of such a special day! Ceremony audio can be heard here.
If I’m already scheduled to officiate for another couple, rest assured that you’re in good hands with Kyle. Kyle has an outgoing personality and is there to greet anyone with a smile, handshake and laughter.
My name is Kyle Allen. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and spent most of my youth playing soccer and eating locally famous green chile. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a minor in Language Arts. After college I packed up my life and moved out to Phoenix to begin my teaching career. I’ve now been teaching and coaching soccer since 2002 and absolutely love it. I currently teach 4th grade. Watching my students light up with excitement and desire to learn is truly rewarding. Seeing them shine is why I do it. Teaching led me to weddings. A fellow teacher, who’s also a wedding photographer introduced me to Matt Nathanson and I began officiating weddings in 2015. It has become another source of joy for me. Seeing a couple beam with love and excitement while sharing their happiness with family and friends, is simply amazing. I walk away from wedding ceremonies feeling truly inspired. I get to play a crucial role in a day that will stand out in each couple’s lives forever. I’m able to share their stories and special moments with their guests, maybe crack a couple jokes, and watch them take their first step into their future together. What’s better than that?!
Testimonials: “My husband and I had the pleasure of having Kyle, from 1st Officiant officiate our wedding. I cannot say enough good things about Kyle and how our ceremony went. At our first meeting, we knew right away that we wanted Kyle to officiate our wedding. You could tell that he truly cared and wanted to get a sense of who we are as a couple and as individuals. Our ceremony was so personal, you would have thought he would have known us for years! I got so many compliments from guests saying how much they loved my ceremony.” Sara and Paul C.
“I cannot tell you how many compliments we received on how perfect, and personal, our ceremony was. You brought the perfect blend of humor and emotion to our day. Thank you for being so patient with us. This was the most important part of the day for us, and it was more than we dreamed of.” Nina and Ryan R.
“Hi Kyle!! Just getting back from our honeymoon and we wanted to really thank you for your PHENOMENAL readings! I am BLOWN AWAY! You did such a fantastic job and exceeded my highest expectations. Your awesome attitude and fun personality really made us feel so at ease that day! You were a HUGE key part in starting our lives together and really sharing with our guests a wonderfully written story! I cant tell you how many people came up to us/ emailed/ text us – how great of a job you did and that it was the best of all the weddings they have been to. I have read and re-read these readings over a million times because I LOVE IT THAT MUCH! Thank you for sending me the copy! I have it printed/ laminated and shared with all my family members that were unfortunately unable to travel to attend. The Grandparents especially were extremely moved by your story. We give you a million stars (5 isnt enough) and are now catching up with reviewing our vendors but you are the one I wanted to reach out to first. Thank you for making our guests laugh! They are still talking about it 🙂 YOU’RE THE BEST!” Caity and Sean F.
“Kyle, Wow. As you could probably tell from our tears, your officiating the ceremony at our wedding hit all the right notes. We can’t even tell you how many people came up to us after the ceremony to tell us how great it was. Several even asked if you were a life-long friend of ours as you captured our personalities and feelings so well. Thank you so much for making our wedding memorable and special. We can’t want to watch the video to relive those moments again. Thank you!” Ken and Jillian R.