Amber and Shawn P. “Matt blows all other officiants away!!! He made our ceremony so memorable and personable!!! All my family and friends kept complimenting us, and are still complimenting us on our incredible ceremony. Everyone said that our ceremony was by far the best they have been to and the first one they actually paid attention to. Everyone actually enjoyed listening! Matt really understands the importance of making your ceremony unique to you and is always willing to provide suggestions to help you achieve that. He also adds some surprising twists to the readings that I don’t want to ruin! But no worries there… They are smart, heartfelt, and charming. It will make you both laugh and cry. I wouldn’t change a thing and couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Riley and Colten S. “Hi Matt, I don’t even know how to possibly THANK YOU enough for conducting the most beautiful and personalized ceremony for Colten & I this past Monday. The entire experience was incredible… I will forever remember it as the happiest day of my life. Most memorable for me was hearing our story told through you and all the details that you included. You handled everything with such grace and professionalism… even down to the last minute ring coordination with our mom’s handing each of us our rings. You went above and beyond… emailing us the ceremony audio the following day and keepsake printed version in the mail – just WOW! Both of our parents were absolutely in awe of you… and I wanted you to know how powerful of an effect you had on us & our families. You truly have found the most amazing calling in life, and your passion for it shows! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect wedding, thanks to you. Please let us know how we can recommend you and write a review! You are the BEST!!”
Sarah and Thad H. “Matt MADE our ceremony & wedding! The reviews about Matt & First Officiant really don’t do him the justice that he deserves. He was phenomenal – hands down, no questions asked. Every one of our guests made a point of telling us that our ceremony & Matt were by far the best and most fun that they have ever been witness to. It was fun, upbeat, and got the audience involved! He brought so much energy and enthusiasm to our ceremony and helped kick off the celebration that we had planned. To say that Matt is detail-oriented and thorough is an understatement! His goal of getting to know the couple personally and their story like the back of his hand are the reason why his ceremonies are so special. He listens to the couple and ensures that what he says is what they want – whether it is super traditional, or full of humor and sarcasm like ours! His process of tailoring the ceremony to what we want, with the content that we want, gave us the unique wedding we envisioned and there is nothing cookie-cutter about Matt’s ceremonies. Matt was one of the best investments that we made for our wedding, and we have so many amazing memories thanks to him. Thank you so much, Matt, we truly appreciate what you did to make our ceremony amazing!
Jamie and Jeremy D. “Matt was hands down the most amazing vendor we booked for our wedding. He set the entire day up to be full of love and laughter and was everything we hoped for and more in an officiant. He is a very kind and caring man, and it is obvious he actually cares about his clients. He took the time to get to know my fiance and I, which was reflected in the ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how amazing he was, and thought that we knew him personally. I would recommend Matt a thousand times over to anyone who is getting married and wants a memorable ceremony.”
J.P. & Krystal S. “Matt, we can’t thank you enough. You are a master at your craft and everyone commented on how incredibly thoughtful you made our ceremony. Our photographer Monique commented on Facebook that, “one of the most heartfelt and fun weddings I have ever captured to date.” You were outstanding and we are so pleased that we chose you, and more importantly, got to know what a great person you are. Let’s keep in touch. Thank you for everything.”
Sherry and Hywel E. “Matt is simply an OUTSTANDING Wedding Officiant. Our wedding, one week ago today, was perfect. Matt was so involved with us from the first day we spoke, wanting to understand our story, what my wife and I love about each other, and the special moments between us that we share. Matt wove all of that into an amazing ceremony, punctuated with the most wonderful sentiment that made for an absolutely unforgettable service. Without exception, every guest at our wedding gushed at how great he was and how amazing it was to hear our story. Matt has an amazing story himself, and is someone anyone would be blessed to have as a friend. Anyone getting married in the Phoenix area needs to have Matt as their officiant. Matt is not only the First Officiant, he’s the Only Officiant!!!! You will not regret working with him! I hope we can work with him again when we renew our vows!”
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Karen and Cory B. “I am trying to find the right words to say how awesome our wedding ceremony was, but I am having a hard time. There aren’t enough great things to say about Matt. He took our ceremony and hit it out of the park. The way he shared our story to all our guests was perfect and really meant a lot to my husband and I. All of our guests loved how personal our ceremony was and they all thought that Matt was a friend of ours. Many of our guests are still talking about how funny, emotional, and full of love our ceremony was. The amount of time,dedication, and energy that Matt put into our ceremony really showed in every little detail. We can not say enough great things about Matt. 5 stars!!! (I’d give more if I could) If you want a ceremony that is unique, personal, and will be talked about for years to come. We can not thank Matt enough!”
Brittany and Bobby S. “I must say, I gotta give you the most credit for coming out and leading such an amazing ceremony even while being under the weather (no one even knew). We had multiple family and friends coming up asking how long we have known you and when we became friends, everyone thought we knew each other for life, you killed it buddy! I’m not sure if you saw all the tears in the audience but I did ;). Such a beautiful presentation, speech, and ceremony that you orchestrated. You honestly told our story better then we could have! You made the day, and we cannot thank you enough! I’ll speak for Brittany and I, as well as both of our families in saying, thank you SO much! You definitely were the perfect match for us and we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day absolutely amazing! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the future!
Katie and Jeff “Matt, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You made our wedding so incredibly special and I can’t thank you enough. So many people came up to me after asking me how you knew all that stuff and said that the ceremony was so personal and perfect to Jeff and my personality. You were amazing and we will always remember how special you made our biggest day yet. Thank you!”
Kristin and Trent B. “Matt is an amazing officiant. We liked him the moment we met him. He is easy to work with and is very organized. He made our ceremony very easy to plan and I never felt stressed. As far as the actual ceremony went, it could not have been more perfect. I liked that Matt adds just the right amount of humor to the ceremony. Our guests were laughing right off the bat. The ceremony was so personalized that guests thought he was a friend of ours. Our ceremony was so memorable that guests have still talked about it weeks after the fact. I highly recommend Matt, but book him as early as you can, we got lucky that he was available!”
Amber and Kyle V. “Matt was recommended to us by our wedding planner and we are so thrilled that we choose him to officiate our wedding. Matt did an amazing job and really made the ceremony beautiful, personal and intimate, but still really fun! I have been to numerous weddings with boring ceremonies and we really wanted an officiant who would make our ceremony unique and fun! Matt delivered and was by far the best vendor we booked for our wedding!! We laughed and cried throughout the ceremony along with our guests and everyone at the wedding told me the ceremony was their favorite part of the wedding. It was just so personalized and raw. We can’t thank Matt enough for the wonderful job he did with our ceremony. He truly captured our relationship in the most beautiful way possible.”
Makayla and James D. “Having Matt as our officiant was probably one of the best decisions we made for our big day! We were coming from out of state and needed someone who we could trust to perform our ceremony the way we wanted it–not the way he wanted it! He has an entire template of different styles of opening commentary, ring ceremony, symbolic things, and is open to anything else you want. He also meets with you in person and has you fill out various things to get to know you and your significant other and your relationship. Not only does this create a better relationship with him and his clients, he uses this information while performing the ceremony…and everyone at the wedding will think you’ve known him for years. He is wonderful and you will not be disappointed with his services!!”
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Lisa and Heath H. “Matt was fantastic. My fiance and I at last opted for a small simple ceremony prior to our vacation (which we turned into a honeymoon). He and I work in separate states, so we needed to do nearly all of the coordination by phone and email. I contacted Matt and he was incredibly responsive, worked with us via email and phone, and performed a really wonderful ceremony for us and a couple of friends and family. He was extremely flexible, and I was so glad he was able to accommodate our oddball wedding ceremony time choice (a Thursday morning!!). Would highly recommend him to anyone!”
Corey and Scott S. “Matt was absolutely incredible! He is incredibly passionate about everything that he does and the time, effort, and commitment is obvious in his delivery during the ceremony . My wife and I worked with Matt for 3 additional counseling sessions. It was a wonderful opportunity for him to get to know us better as well as for us to talk about different aspects of marriage – I can’t recommend this program enough! Matt’s story, outlook on life, and ability to clearly communicate made working with him a true pleasure. The ceremony that he put together was amazing. He speaks with a passion and is truly honored to be a part of your special day. I had multiple guests come up to me and ask how long we have known him.”
Lindsay and Vance M. “I wanted to let you know how wonderful of a job Vance and I thought you did officiating our wedding! It was perfect and it was the fun/relaxed/silly wedding we always wanted. A lot of people said it was the best wedding ceremony they’ve ever been to. Everybody wanted to know who you were; a lot of them thought you had to be a close friend of ours based on how personal you made the ceremony. Everyone thought you were awesome. If you ever need a reference, I’d be happy to recommend you to others.”
Mallory and RJ M. “Matt’s services for our wedding ceremony were pure perfection. The first thing from any of our guest’s mouths when commenting on the evening was either, “That’s the best ceremony I’ve ever heard” or “How long have you known the officiant?” He put together a ceremony that was not only personal and very specific to our history as a couple, but also delivered it in such a warm and genuinely excited way that people didn’t believe he wasn’t a close personal friend. Not to mention, he’s a wonderful person and a joy to work with! If you want an amazing ceremony – go with Matt Nathanson!”
Kristin and Jason B. “I received so many complements on our ceremony. Guests loved the informal way Matt conducted the service. He had us laughing one second and crying the next. It set the perfect tone for the rest of the wedding.”
Andrea and Kevin D. “Hi Matt, Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work last night. Our families and friends have been talking about our ceremony, and were amazed at the feel, content and overall experience of it. You completely captured who Kevin and I are as individuals, as a couple, and with those around us. Wishing you all the best…you truly have a gift…and we feel so lucky to have found you.
Ngoc P. and Chris L. “We are not a traditional couple and we loved that Matt embraced and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected us as a couple. He has great energy and we both clicked with him the minute we met him. He led a beautifully personalized ceremony and really listened and captured our vision of what we wanted in the ceremony.”
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Cassie and Dustin H. “I just wanted to sincerely thank you for everything that you have done for us. Everything was truly exceptional. I could not have asked for anything more! I received so many compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was, and how genuine and sincere it all felt. I wish you the best, and I will be sure to tell everyone I know that if they need a good officiant, I have just the guy!
Nicole and Chris “We were looking for someone that would give us a short and sweet ceremony but at the same time…FUN! Matt provided everything we could have hoped for. He gave us a variety of options to choose from for our ceremony, depending on what style we wanted. We felt comfortable with him from the first time we sat down with him and that continued through the ceremony!”
Angie and Nishant S. “We received the copy of our ceremony today and just wanted to thank you so much for sending it to us! I love your idea of re-reading it once per year as a renewal of our vows. Thanks again, what a great job you did — you really exceeded our expectations!”
The Ranieri’s “Hi Matt, Lauren and I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony on Saturday. During the reception, almost everyone commented on how wonderful it was and what a great officiant you are. Please let us know if you need a recommendation in the future. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day special. Take care.”
Christina and Jared S. “Matt is all we could have asked for in an officiant. If you want someone who is professional and personable, look no further. We were looking for someone to whom we could easily relate and Matt fit the bill perfectly. He made it clear that our happiness was his priority, both with his words and his actions. In a more practical vein, he uses a template system to let you create your ceremony. There was a great variety of options and we were able to find something for each section that we really liked. In appearance, Matt is youthful, clean-cut, and presents himself well, which we thought was important. He was very responsive to all our questions, before, during, and after the big day. He also helped calm the groom’s nerves right before the ceremony started, which was very much appreciated! We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to have Matt marry us and we’d strongly recommend him to anyone.”
Stacy and Scott S. “OMG first of all you were totally awesome and a life saver!!!! You are a “5” all the way if “5” is the BEST? I would highly recommend you to anyone and have been nonstop talking about that day because of all of the chain of events. Thank you again for making that day so awesome and the kids loved the sand/candle ceremony. Now you at least have another idea for someone who was struggling with the sand like me. Don’t forget…Hobby Lobby on Guadalupe!”
Serena and Scott “Hi Matt, I just wanted to send you a thank-you for the absolutely beautiful ceremony you performed for Scott and me. It was so well done and personal, I really loved it. We received a ton of compliments on the uniqueness and the personal touches in the ceremony. It was one of the best parts of our day. It was truly a reflection of us and our relationship. Thanks!!! It was great to work with you and I really am glad you were part of our wedding day!”