“Thank You” Notes & Comments about Rev. Harris’ Weddings

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Reverend Harris,
Jim and I wanted to thank you again for such a perfect ceremony. Just goes to show that if you are relaxed and take everything as it comes, nothing gets in the way of true love! Jim and I had the most wonderful evening and stayed until the very end. Seemed like no one wanted to go home. I was so completely relaxed that day. Neither one of us was nervous at the altar at all, and that glow lasted still until after we returned from Colorado!! Jim and I stayed up late after we got to the hotel and sat facing each other and read cards to each other and laughed and remembered the whole day until about 4:30 am!! I know everyone says that their day was perfect, but ours truly was!! Thank you again!! — Liz and Jim

Dear Reverend Harris:
We were just thinking about our marriage when I realized we hadn’t thanked you yet for the wonderful service you provided for our wedding. Not only did you make our special day unique from any others, but you also made it special for all of our guests. We received many compliments on your sense of humor and the wonderful stories you told about us. Those stories gave our guests whom we don’t speak to often an insight on how Anthony and I came together. We are still receiving compliments even though it has been almost two months now. Your service was excellent and you composed yourself very well. In our video we can hear our guests laugh at the stories you told. But also you brought a personal touch to our wedding ceremony that brought tears to not only our eyes but also our family and friends. (I also wanted to add that my Aunt Deanna would like to use you for their vow renewal.) You made a great impact on the whole ceremony. I really wanted to let you know we are very thankful for your service, and that if anyone else gets married we are definitely going to refer them to you. You made our day special, loving, and personal. Thank you! Love, Melissa and Anthony

Dear Rev. Dan:
Now that the proverbial dust has settled, Marcia and I would like to express our most sincere thank you and appreciation for all that you did on our behalf. Even though it is about 7 weeks since our June 10th wedding, we are still getting very positive comments about the ceremony. The ceremony was indeed a blessing from above, except for the ice cream truck during the Lord’s Prayer. If there is ever anything that we can do for you just let us know. In addition, if anyone would like to call us regarding your services please feel free to give them our phone number or my email address. We would be more than happy to express our elation at how perfect our wedding ceremony was. Again thank you so very much! — Steve and Marcia

Reverend Harris,
Thank you again for performing our ceremony on the 18th. The day was truly a dream come true for us – from the weather, to the music, to the ceremony, to the guests – everything was perfect. You did a wonderful job! We had an incredible honeymoon as well. I am one lucky girl! Also, thank you for getting our marriage certificate in the mail, it got to us before we got back from our honeymoon. Good luck to you!! Thanks, Lynette

Dear Rev. Harris,
Ellen and I want to thank you very much for the absolutely lovely ceremony you performed Saturday evening for Liz and John’s wedding. Everyone there commented on what a wonderful, personal, and professional (if that’s an appropriate adjective for a minister) job you did. Several people said they wanted you to “do” their weddings, too. Especially, we’d like to applaud your inclusion of a brief personal mention of each of the attendants during the ceremony. We were complimented by each and every one of the parents of the bridesmaids and groomsmen on that detail. Also, your saint-like suffering of little Eli and Nina [Ring Bearer & Flower Girl] during the ceremony was greatly appreciated (and, I might say, admired). Thanks again, Tom and Ellen Wyckoff [parents of the Bride]

Dear Reverend Harris:
Hello! Steve and I would like to thank you for an incredible, unforgettable wedding ceremony! Thank you for all of your help and patience during our busy wedding day. Your words and our vows were so memorable that people still compliment us on them! Thank you, and please pass on our thanks to your wonderful wife! Happily married, Kristin and Steve

Dear Reverend Harris,
I’m writing to tell you how absolutely pleased Matthew and I were with your services. We couldn’t have asked for a better and more personalized ceremony. Many of our friends and family also complimented on how wonderful of a job you did, and how friendly you were to everyone. Our honeymoon was wonderful. We both wish you the best, and if you ever need some sort of a reference [we] will be happy to help with that. Also you will come highly recommended to friends and family. Best Wishes,  Courtney and Matthew

Rev. Harris,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful ceremony. Bob and I have watched the video a couple of times and were so grateful for the wonderful ceremony!!!! It was wonderful the way you personalized the whole event, and we were glad we went with the longer ceremony. Our family and friends were also very impressed. Thanks again for such a beautiful ceremony — it is one we will never forget, and we will watch the video on our 25th, and more, anniversary. Thank you for everything. God Bless You. — Bob and Cindy

Dear Rev. Harris:
Thank you so much for making our ceremony and our day on Saturday so special and memorable! I loved how informal our wedding was, but at the same time, I enjoyed the romance in the readings, your enthusiasm, your professionalism, your humor, but most of all the way you said the words. Although Bob and I have both been married before, the thoughts and meanings and delivery of the ceremony never quite meant as much as they did this time. I know part of it was due to the special way you have of making people feel comfortable, special and like this is truly the one of the most important moments a couple can share. The other was having the ceremony done in our home, where it has even more special meaning to us. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for helping to make this day one of the most special in our lives together. — Mary

Dear Rev. Harris:
We just wanted to say thank you very much for the time, energy & thought you put into our wedding. The ceremony was incredible & very memorable. We received so many compliments from everyone who attended. You made our day so special, we are so happy you were part of our day. We are off the Caribbean, but we will keep in touch. We look forward to sending you pictures! Thanks again from both of our hearts, Brian & Carla

Reverend Harris:
Just wanted to let you know (long overdue) how much we appreciated the care and thoughtfulness you took planning our wedding ceremony. The ceremony couldn’t have been more special. Everything was perfect! You truly made our special day a dream. God Bless — Dick and Katy

Hi Rev. Harris:
Karen and I want to thank you again for a WONDERFUL ceremony and we were glad that you were able to join us for the cruise as well. It was an incredible day for us and we were happy that you were a part of it, I can not say enough. Thank you. — Rick and Karen

Dear Rev. Harris:
Wow…it’s difficult to imagine the power that comes through your message…the beauty, the strength. It’s wonderful! … You’ve done a wonderful job! Thank you so much. — Wayne and Sincere

Dear Rev. Harris,
Scott and I thank you so much for your active participation at our wedding. It was a great pleasure having you orchestrating the most important ceremony in our lives. Our guests were delighted by the personal touch of a very spontaneous, fun, and yet deep meaning service. Again, thank you so much. — Scott & Natalia

Hi Rev. Dan,
I just wanted to thank you so very much for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for Dawn and I. Everyone was extremely impressed. Best personal regards, Dawn and George

Hi Reverend Harris,
We just got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii. We wanted to tell you that you performed a wonderful ceremony. Everyone loved how the ceremony was performed. We also wanted to say thank you for the hard work you have put into this special day and for sharing this joyous moment with us. Thank you once again for everything. Sincerely, Jeff and Mya

Dear Rev. Harris:
We are so incredibly pleased and happy with the beautiful ceremony you put together and cannot wait. Your work is truly amazing, and you are an extremely talented person. The script looks wonderful, and we are very excited (and of course nervous) !!!! Take care – hope all is well, and thanks again for all the time you have put into this very special day for us. — David and Jessica

Dear Rev. Harris:
Just wanted to say thank you again for a beautiful ceremony today. It meant so much to us. It was very sentimental and fit us perfectly. You made the groom, bride and mother of the groom cry. We’ve been talking about it all day. — Jen

Rev. Harris,
Thank you so much for the beautiful script for our wedding!! It brought tears to my eyes as I read it and pictured our ceremony. You really did a wonderful job, and I can’t wait to see/experience the “real thing”. Thank you again! — Darcy

Dear Rev. Harris:
I wish I hadn’t read this [wedding script] at work. It made me cry, it was so beautiful! … Thank you so much. You did a really great job. — Kristin and Erin

Dear Rev. Harris:
Thanks so much for a truly wonderful wedding — the happiest day of my life to date. — Nikolas

Rev. Dan:
I just wanted to thank you for making CB and Lois’ wedding day a memorable experience. You really did a great job!! Also, thanks for your insights on life and love. I will be “ready” for love, as it happens when you least expect it. Have a great day. — Chris, “the usher”


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