Reviews

Austin wedding officiant reviews are important to consider when hiring your wedding officiant. Below you will find reviews from brides, grooms, wedding planners, venue owners, others in the bridal party, and family members (mother of the bride/groom, father of the bride/groom, siblings of the bride/groom) of couples I’ve married telling you what they think of Austin wedding officiant and minister Stephen Simmons.

“We are excited to announce that Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies has earned the prestigious Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as determined by reviews from past clients. The Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.”

“Stephen Simmons and I Do Ceremonies has been chosen by couples as a top area wedding officiant in The Knot Best of Weddings for 2016 and 2017!!!!   I Do Ceremonies is among the top 2% of wedding professionals reviewed on The Knot and has earned this coveted award! Earning this award is a testament to the fabulous work performed, excellent customer service, and the ultimate stamp of approval from couples.”

November 2017 – Stephen Simmons was amazing! I am so happy we chose him to officiate our wedding. He was able to work with us and customize our ceremony to the last detail. He is so easy going and a pleasure to work with. He had so many creative ideas for the ceremony that I had not seen before.

Cameron & Caroline – Canyonwood Ridge

November 2017 – From the moment we met with Stephen, we knew we wanted to hire these guys to be our officiant(s). Stephen was booked, but Loren, [who is an officiant on his team] was fantastic. They were easy to work with, answered all of our questions and provided great insights into timing, ideas for our vows, and more. They are friendly, professional and really take an interest in you as a couple. There was no doubt they would do a fantastic job. When the day came, we had absolutely zero issues. Loren was on time, wonderfully dressed and joking around with our guests. We were running a little late because my grandmother had not yet arrived but he just went with it. We got a lot of compliments from our guests. I highly recommend I Do Ceremonies! You won’t regret it.

Heath & Lindsay – Hummingbird House

November 2017 – Stephen was more than we could have ever imagined during our ceremony! He is personable, professional, funny, and always there when you have any questions. Our guests were so impressed with him and we received complements all night. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants a flawless ceremony! Thank you Stephen again for our amazing day that we will cherish forever!

Travis & Jacki – Canyonwood Ridge

November 2017 Mitch was great! Very easy to work with, and he was very flexible in supporting the specifics and non-traditional aspects of our wedding. I (the groom) was running late the day of the wedding and didn’t have time to hand write my vows that day as intended (and as I apparently promised my wife so we weren’t tackily reading off our phones). Mitch offered to write them for me while I got dressed and had them done before we lined up to walk out. Mitch to the rescue! Mitch also provided some day-of guidance on how the process will flow, what a lot of common hiccups are and how to avoid them, and provided confidence that things would work out just fine. I recommend I Do Ceremonies and Mitch to others needing an officiant.

Adrian & Francesca – River Place Country Club

Georgetown Texas weddingOctober 2017 – We are so lucky to have found Stephen for our officiant. He was so helpful from the very beginning, and he kept me on top of things by reminding me when to get the marriage license, and when to have my final outline done by. Everyone at our wedding talked about how he was funny & personable he was, and how much they loved the ceremony, and how he did such an amazing job during the ceremony, and he helped my husband and I feel at ease. I cannot say enough great things about him!  Thank you for everything!

David & Taylor – Gabriel Springs

October 2017 – Stephen with I Do Ceremonies, made our wedding day absolutely perfect. He has one of those powerful voices that create excitement and emotion, making our ceremony full of laughter, emotion, and love. My husband and I do not live in the Austin area, so we were not able to meet with him in person. Stephen offered for us to meet over Skype and discuss our ceremony options. He provided an outline for the ceremony. We were able to customize every piece, and he offered several suggestions making it easier on us. Everything about Stephen’s service shows how much he cares about making your day special, and most importantly, what you want it to be. There is not one thing I would have changed about our wedding ceremony. You did an amazing job, and we are so grateful for how perfect our ceremony was.  Thank you again, Stephen!

Ricky & Katy – Kindred Oaks

October 2017 – Stephen was helpful throughout the process from beginning to end. On the actual day, my husband and I were so tense during the ceremony that we were genuinely scared when we were at the altar. But Stephen cracked a few jokes tying into our ceremony. Wonderful relief of tension during such an intense moment. Absolutely would recommend him to other engaged couples looking for an officiant. He is very personal and thorough with the ceremony timeline.

Eric & Georgette – Star Ranch

September 2017 – Mr. Simmons was the absolute best choice for our wedding. We live out of town and our first time meeting him was on our wedding day. That can be scary…but it wasn’t. We spoke on the phone and by email leading up to the big day. He helped us tailor our vows and ceremony to fit our personalities. On the day of, he mingled with my fiancé and the family before the ceremony and came to check on me before we started. The ceremony was perfect. Everyone complimented his ceremony and stated that they felt it was a Couple reading vows at Austin Texas weddingperfect mixture of having fun and upholding tradition. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!

Gary & Stacy – Chapel Dulcinea

September 2017 – Stephen is truly one of a kind! His passion for marriage shines through him. We are so grateful that we chose I Do Ceremonies. We had a wonderful experience and loved every moment of it. Stephen is organized, supportive, prompt, hilarious and loving. He truly cares about your happiness and marriage. We hope years from now he will officiate our vowel renewal. THANK YOU I DO CEREMONIES!!!

Billy & Victoria – The Terrace Club

September 2017 – Mother 0f the Bride – I met Stephen over 3 years ago while hoping to plan a home wedding for my youngest daughter. Although she decided to get married in Louisiana, Stephen had made such a great impression on me and my husband, that I saved his contact info in hopes of hiring him for my other daughter. That day came, and my daughter and her fiancé were extremely happy with Stephen and hired him on their first meeting. He will cater to your wedding needs and style. We loved how personable he is and the easy flow to the ceremony. We all felt like we had known Stephen for years. He was excellent in keeping in touch with the ‘kids’ and reminding them when it was time to apply for the license. We never had to worry if he remembered us or our date. I can’t say enough about Stephen. He was the perfect choice!

Jan – MOB – Courtney & Matt

September 2017 – Great wedding! Planning the ceremony seemed like a daunting task when we started out but with Stephen’s guidance it may have been the easiest part of the wedding. We were also so nervous to be the center of attention but he calmed our fears and gave us a special day. Would recommend!

Michael & Alyssa  – Vista West Ranch

Wedding ceremony at Horseshoe bay Austin wedding officiantSeptember 2017 – Where do we begin? Stephen was ABSOLUTELY amazing! My husband and I recently got married September 23rd and are still getting comments on Stephen a month later! The minute we met with Stephen via Skype last year for the first time we instantly knew we wanted to book him for our wedding ceremony and it was the best choice we made! Stephen performed an amazing ceremony for us with the right amount of balance including traditional, romantic, and super fun! He had all of our guests laughing and made the ceremony run smoothly! If you are considering booking Stephen for your wedding don’t hesitate and book him before he is taken! Amazing!!!

James & Amy – Horseshoe Bay Resort

August 2017 – Stephen is the best! Once we got engaged, my husband and I knew we were going to be extremely particular about who our officiant was. We had attended multiple weddings and realized we wanted ours to uniquely reflect us as a couple. After meeting with a few other officiants, we met Stephen.

From the first meeting, Stephen was warm and friendly and made Alex and I feel extremely comfortable. He informed us that every ceremony he does is unique, and I knew right away we wanted Stephen to marry us! He has so many ideas and resources for the ceremony and what I loved most is that I could craft exactly what would mean the most to my husband and I. Stephen was so responsive every step of the way, and even went the extra mile to create a unique marriage counseling session questionnaire for my husband and I when I asked. The day of the ceremony, Stephen came and spoke with both Alex and I separately before the ceremony and made us feel even more comfortable! He was so well prepared and the ceremony was absolutely perfect! Having the right officiant is so important, and we are so lucky to have been able to have Stephen as ours! Any couple would be making the absolute right and best choice with I Do Ceremonies!

Alex & Tayler – Central Christian Church

July 2017 – Stephen is very responsive and professional. Mr. Loren Jones married us. Mr. Jones did a wonderful job on our wedding day! It’s a stress free process. I was moved and cried when my husband said the vows. Mr. Loren Jones is very calm and professional. He gave us the best blessing from the bottom of his heart. Thank you! We HIGHLY recommend Loren Jones to everyone.

Derek & Winnie – Vintage Villas

Yellow flowers behind ceremony with Austin wedding officiantJuly 2015 – Stephen was absolutely amazing to work with from the very first phone call until the wedding day. He walked us through the entire process and talking to him felt like talking to a family member who truly cares about you. I loved his process of being able to customize your ceremony to exactly how you want it to be. I added some unique parts and he delivered it like he’d read it a million times. He made us and our guests both laugh and cry! He was also extremely helpful at the rehearsal so I would definitely recommend that as an option. I could go on and on…I cannot say enough good things about I Do Ceremonies.  Thank you so much for your help making our day perfect. We couldn’t be happier.

Jason & Maggie – Vila Antonia

July 2017 – I cannot recommend Stephen more highly. He was amazing. We met with him at a Starbucks and discussed our wedding. We knew immediately that we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He gave us a very detailed and intuitive template to work from for our ceremony. We were really able to personalize it to exactly how we wanted. When it came to the big day, he took our ceremony and really made it flow and personal. He was a comic relief during our ceremony and had a strong presence. We really enjoyed working with him. He submitted our marriage license while we were on our honeymoon and by the time we got back, we already had received our marriage certificate! 🙂 If you need an officiant for your wedding, Stephen is the guy for you. He did an amazing job. Thank you Stephen!

Ian & Erin – Vista West Ranch

Burnet Texas WeddingJune 2017 – After selecting our date and venue, finding an officiant was the next priority in our wedding preparation. This was a big decision as we wanted to feel comfortable and connected with this person from the very beginning! Throughout our search, we spoke with several officiants and feel so blessed to have found Stephen. After just one conversation with him, it felt as though we had known him for years. And right from the start, he helped with everything. He has an amazingly helpful website, providing so many ideas and examples to use in writing up your very own individualized ceremony…from the very beginning all the way to the end. He is always available for help, advice and ideas and reaches out with monthly reminders and assistance all the way up to your big day. Stephen is the most professional, responsive, helpful, fun, friendly, well-spoken, punctual, stress-relieving guy we could have ever found. Stephen is so personable, makes you feel like family. Our ceremony was amazing, he kept everyone on schedule, and has such a calming demeanor. Our guests loved him as well, he is so sincere and has a great sense of humor…our ceremony was so heartfelt, full of tears and laughter! It was perfect! Stephen does not just marry you, he becomes a part of your family forever!  We wish y’all all the success and happiness y’all deserve😍 we pray y’all are part of our kids’ weddings someday!!  Thank you again for making our day and wedding preparation so special and awesome!

Mark & Rashelle – Burnet TX

Bride laughing during ceremony with groom and Austin officiantJune 2017 – Look no further! You will not regret booking with I Do Ceremonies.
Upon selection of our officiant, I honestly wasn’t quite sure of what exactly I was looking for or how I envisioned the ceremony to run.

After my first meeting with Stephen, there wasn’t another officiant that topped him.
He was very professional, easy to talk to, and walked through every aspect of the ceremony with me. He mentioned things I hadn’t even thought of and really painted the picture as to what that day would look like. I was no longer unsure. I knew then that we needed to have him as a part of our day.

He allowed my husband and I to personalize our entire ceremony and even offers dozens of poems, readings, and selection pieces for you to choose from if you need a little help. He was also very quick at responding to my messages from day one up until days before the wedding. This is especially helpful when asking for advice and trying to piece things together in a timely manner.

Once it was all said and done and the big day was here, we received so many compliments on how beautiful and personal the ceremony was. Many people told me they hadn’t ever witnessed anything so beautiful and it was a ceremony they wouldn’t forget. To hear all the wonderful words from our family and friends was the cherry on top. We loved Stephen and so did they.

He truly has a way with words and with people, and we will forever be grateful to have had him as a part of our big day. We just loved you and so did our family and friends! Thank you, Stephen!

Juston & Megan – The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls

Austin officiant and couple laughing at weddingJune 2017 – Stephen Simmons was the best investment we made in our wedding. The first time we met him we knew immediately to choose him as our officiant. He was extremely professional, organized, punctual, and down to earth! He has a way of making the process of customizing your wedding ceremony very easy. His website is so helpful when we were piecing together our ceremony. On the wedding day he showed up early and knew exactly how to calm our nerves before we walked down the aisle. The guests absolutely loved him. Numerous guests of ours went out of their way to express how great our ceremony and officiant was! We recommend him to anyone and everyone!  We were so thankful to have you as our officiant. We have gotten so many compliments about how wonderful our ceremony was. A majority have said that it’s one of the best they have ever been to. Thank you for your charismatic attitude and comical touch to it all. We greatly appreciate all you did for us!

Matt & Jannah – Gabriel Springs

Outdoor Ceremony with Austin Wedding Officiant

June 2017 – Absolutely hands down one of the best decisions we made that day!! So professional and fun. Stephen was unbelievably easy to work with, we will never forget him and the impact he had on our special day!! HIGHLY recommended!!  Thank you!! That was such a fun filled day:) we are so blessed to of had you be our officiant!!

Alex & Samantha  – Hacienda Del Lago

 

Austin officiant with bride and groom in FredericksburgMay 2017 – Stephen was/is absolutely amazing! He pulled off the ceremony beautifully with only having talked through 1 face time and several emails. My family all commented on how they felt as if Stephen had known my wife and I for years. I absolutely recommend Stephen to be the officiant at your wedding. Stop looking elsewhere, because I know how exhausting that was, and land your wedding date and time with him. Trust me!

Bryan & Karina – Fredericksburg Ranch

May 2017 – “Working with Stephen was amazing. He helped us choose the perfect wedding, which in our case was short and sweet! We worked pretty quickly, contacted him about two weeks before we wanted to elope. We did not know where to start, but he sent over some information that helped plan the entire wedding. He even has his own beautiful venue that we were able to put to use! If we ever decide to renew our vows, Stephen will be the only person we contact.”

Brian & Jamie – Silo and Oak

Austin wedding officiant and couple at Kindred OaksMay 2017 – Stephen was fantastic! My fiancé and I met him for a consultation a few months before the wedding, and he was so friendly and genuine from the start. He asked lots of questions to get to know us as a couple and what we wanted out of our ceremony. Leading up to the wedding, he was on the ball with sending out reminders to pick our selections, get our marriage license, etc. The day of the wedding, he talked to everyone involved to make sure everyone was on the same page. The ceremony he performed was perfect – the perfect blend of warmth and humor. We absolutely loved Stephen, and highly recommend him and I Do Ceremonies!

Josh & Sierra – Kindred Oaks

May 2017 – I can’t say enough great things about Stephen. He felt like family from the moment we met him, and he made our wedding perfect. I truly don’t think the ceremony would have been the same without him. He was a breeze to work with and communicated with us as much as necessary without being over-bearing for a stressed out bride in the midst of wedding planning! He was so personable and kind. I can’t tell you how many people complimented his officiating after the ceremony throughout the night–everyone thought he did amazing and loved our ceremony. We had Stephen for our rehearsal as well, and he rallied our troops and knocked out both an outdoor and rain backup ceremony plan in no time. Look no further if you want someone who will make your ceremony personal and memorable, and who is just truly a genuine human being. Stephen is your guy!

Rob & Tristin – The Union on Eighth

Happy Bride and Groom during ceremony with Austin OfficiantApril 2017 – Stephen is exactly what you’re looking for in an officiant – a commanding presence and voice, courteous, funny, professional, and experienced. We met with him for a consultation before the wedding and were blown away by how prepared he is as an officiant and how he enables every couple to personalize and create their own ceremony. The day of he had our guests laughing and emotional at the same time and we could not have imagined a better outcome. He is so easy to work with and is proactive about sending reminders during the wedding process. Thank you Stephen!

Chris & Katherine – Sacred Oaks

April 2017 – “Stephen was AWESOME! From the first initial meeting until he said his goodbyes after the ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. His professionalism is superior and his kindness is exactly what every couple needs when planning their wedding.”

Leonard & Kimberly – Georgetown TX

March 2017 – Stephen was awesome! He was very quick to respond to our questions, easy to get in touch with, and did an awesome job at our ceremony. He provides a detailed ceremony selection form where you can provide exactly the order you want the ceremony in, what you want to be said, etc. he turned in our marriage license extremely quickly. We got it mailed back to us within 2 weeks of the ceremony.

Chris & Erin – Stonehouse Villa

March 2017 – We had Mitch Royer performed our ceremony and he was awesome!! He coordinated our rehearsal and made it so easy for everyone to learn what to do for the ceremony. He was so nice and funny, he made everyone feel laid back. The actual ceremony was so beautiful and he made it flow so smoothly. Stephen has such an efficient and great process to get you set up with them and prepared for the big day. All of his ceremony resources and examples helped me create the perfect ceremony for us. I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you for making my wedding day everything I thought it would be and more!

Garrett & Kathlyn – Pecan Grove

March 2017 – Stephen was amazing. His integrative website helped us create a custom ceremony to fit out specific preferences which was really cool! He was so easy to communicate with, always responds quickly and very personable. Many guests asked if we knew Stephen prior to our wedding planning because of how personal he was able to make our ceremony. 100% recommend Stephen to anyone looking for officiant services.

James & Amanda – Cathedral Oaks

Austin wedding officiant and couple during ceremony at Texas Old TownMarch 2017 – Stephen was AMAZING!! I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. He had different options laid out for the ceremony. It made it super easy to make a ceremony that matched us! Not only does he make it easy, but he’s good with the going with the flow and made everyone laugh. My husband couldn’t hold back his tears and Stephen even gave him a handkerchief. Overall, I wish I could give more stars!

Adam & Kaity – Texas Old Town

March 2017 – He is the best in town! My fiancé and I met with Stephen months before our wedding and he really took the time to get to know us. We sat at a Jimmy Johns for a couple hours talking about his process and all the great stories of weddings he’s officiated along the way. It made us feel good to actually get to know the person that was going to be marrying us. It was super easy to put together our ceremony with his step by step process located on his website. I literally emailed it to him and he took it from there. The big day came and it was exactly as we wanted! He took care of sending off the marriage license and BOOM, we were married! I would highly recommend him!! Be sure to call him as soon as you can though, I know he books up quickly!

Shane and Stacia – Dimebox Ballroom

March 2017 – Stephen was incredible! Every aspect of his process is designed flawlessly to help you understand, imagine, and create your perfect ceremony. He provides friendly reminders to keep the process on schedule and amazing feedback and guidance if you ever need it. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in Stephen and will gladly recommend him to all our family and friends!!

Klayton & Brittany – Bastrop TX

February 2017 – Not a thing to regret when going with Stephen! he was open, honest and very helpful when planning the structure of our ceremony. It was beautiful and couldn’t be happier!

Christian & Amber – Terrace Club

February 2017 – From the very beginning, Stephen was very accommodating. He met my husband and I at a nearby location to go over details of how he outlines his ceremonies, and he was willing to compromise on anything we asked for. He made the whole process extremely easy! He had great suggestions, and was always very quick to respond to any questions. He was professional the entire time, and I loved how he added a little comedic relief in our ceremony too. We heard nothing but great things from our guests on Stephen. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is still looking. Look no further, Stephen is your guy!!!! Thanks, Stephen for everything you did for us! We’re forever grateful.

Will & Katie – Barr Mansion

January 2017 – Stephen went above and beyond for our little wedding! I searched up and down for an officiant/location that had all the qualities I wanted and we got so much more. Stephen and his wife were so kind, friendly, and genuine that we enjoyed exploring their property. My husband and I fell in love with their service and venue, that we are making plans to hold our larger ceremony at the same spot we held our vows. If you want the perfect, enchanting wedding day – I Do Ceremonies is the full package!

Stephen & Allison – Silo and Oak

December 2016 – Thanks, Stephen, for helping on our special day! Stephen is so fantastic and was absolutely incredible. We are so happy that we hired him to be a part of our wedding day. He is extremely experienced, so kind, professional, and organized. He will make your wedding run like a well-oiled machine.  Hiring him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. You want him as part of your wedding team. Period.

Kyle & Julie – Ma Maison

December 2016 – “He was AMAZING!!! My family all asked where I found him and my grandpa asked if he does funerals! Hopefully not for a while… he made us feel at ease, the planning was easy due to his organization and options available, and there were some laughs too! You won’t regret using him.”

Matt & Kelli – Vintage Oaks

Austin officiant with bride and groom at alterDecember 2016 – Even with the weather below freezing (28 degrees with a north wind blowing). Stephen was incredible to work with! He made me and my husband feel comfortable and capable with our ceremony script, which at first seemed daunting. It’s such a personal and special process and I couldn’t imagine having anyone else help us.

Jesus & Jacque – Texas Old Town

November 2016 – Stephen was absolutely AMAZING! We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. From our very first meeting with Stephen we knew we wanted him to marry us. He put us at ease and made the whole wedding process stress free. He is a joy to work with and went above and beyond for us. Stephen took us step by step and we were able to custom make a ceremony that was so special and more than we ever envisioned. We’ve had so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was.

Thank you Stephen for all your help throughout the process in creating an amazing day and unforgettable memories for us … Kinda Sorta! J

We highly recommend Stephen to everyone.

Rick & Beth – The Oasis

Wedding ceremony at Gabriel Springs Georgetown TexasNovember 2016 – Hiring Stephen was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. The wedding day itself seemed to be flying by so quickly that it wasn’t until I stood in front of my husband and Stephen began to talk that I managed to relax and enjoy the ceremony. Stephen is a joy to listen to, and he was extremely accommodating with the readings we chose for him to share (including a Vulcan hand gesture I had him throw in). Many of my guests afterwards commented happily on his infectious personality and humor. I’m glad that his presence will be immortalized in many of our wedding photos because he truly was a joy to share with on our big day!

Alexander & Melissa – Gabriel Springs

October 2016 – Stephen is awesome! My fiancé and I booked him for our wedding this past October and we are so pleased with his service. He is very responsive, professional, and super nice! Our guests commented on how lovely our wedding ceremony was. My fiancé is in the military so we didn’t get to meet Stephen until our day of the wedding, so we contacted him mostly via email and phone. Even though we didn’t meet face to face he still took care of all our concerns!! Our wedding day went so smoothly! If you are still shopping around for an awesome officiant, look no further!

Cody & Kathryn – Chapel Dulcinea

Wedding Officiant Stephen Simmons at Horseshoe Bay TexasOctober 2016 – Stephen at I do ceremonies was the light of our ceremony. He alleviated the nerves, with appropriate humor and made us feel special!!! I am watching our wedding video and I am struck by the personalization of his presentation but more so, the fact that he just enriched the moment to be more perfect. His website and recommendations were so spot on, that honestly his portion of the evening was the easiest to plan and execute. (Which says a lot since he pronounces you) Stephen was revered by all, and our families a very divided religious mix (Muslim, Methodist, Catholic, Baptist) He was our calm in the storm and he delivered a touching and positive message to a point in the night that we were excited and petrified by. Stephen will forever live in our hearts and minds and according to all of our wedding guests “Best officiant ever!”

Said & Leigh – Horseshoe Bay Resort

October 2016 – When we first met with Stephen, it only took a few minutes to realize he was the perfect person to perform the most important part of our wedding. He was organized, reliable, enthusiastic, and laid out all the details to us so clearly and concisely. He was quick to answer emails and walk us through all our options for the ceremony. The help he provided in creating the perfect ceremony for us was AMAZING! He emailed us 90 days before to remind us to get our license and was on top of everything throughout the entire process. As important as the planning is, Stephen really showed how wonderful he is on the day of our wedding. Stephen made our day so special and memorable. You would have thought he had known us for years! He was personable, approachable, and funny. He broke any tension and nervous feelings we had at the start of our ceremony with such comforting ease. My brother was worried about my blowing veil (since the coordinator had told him to tuck in under my arm should it start to blow and get in the way) and stressing over how and when he should step it to tame it until Stephen saved him with a wonderful story about me looking like an angel and the veil being my wings. Several guests commented on how wonderful he made the ceremony. We would recommend Stephen to anyone and we would choose him a million times over.

Alex & Diana – The Terrace Club

Wedding Ceremony at Hummingbird House

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September 2016 – Stephen was incredible, he made our day that much more special & I couldn’t have imagined it any differently. He was extremely helpful & understanding of what we wanted out of our ceremony & it all went perfectly. After the wedding so many family & friends kept telling my husband & I how great our officiant was & that they really enjoyed our ceremony!

Anthony & Elisabeth – The Hummingbird House

 

 

Bride groom and officiant at Antebellum Oaks

September 2016 – Stephen was absolutely wonderful! The second we met him we knew that we wanted him to be our officiant. He talked to us about the ceremony layout, how bridesmaids and groomsmen and families walk down the aisle. He got us thinking about the ceremony in ways we hadn’t thought of before. He also has layouts to help you figure out how you want your wedding ceremony to go. The day of the wedding, Stephen greeted both me and my husband (separately) and helped calm our nerves and wished us the best before the wedding ceremony began. Everyone gave us compliments on our ceremony and on Stephen. He was so relaxed and added some jokes here and there in the ceremony that made our guests laugh. He also helped us relax when we were standing there. There is nothing bad we can say about Stephen. He was always very responsive and if we had any questions at all he responded immediately. He’s absolutely incredible and make our ceremony very memorable. I would absolutely recommend Stephen!

Ryan & Maya – Antebellum Oaks

August 2016 – Stephen and his wife were very accommodating and very attentive to detail with everything pertaining to how we wanted our ceremony to go! Would definitely recommend 1000x times over.  We will relive August 6th 2016 for the rest of our lives and we can’t thank you enough for it!

Ryan & Ashleigh – Camp Tahuaya

August 2016 – Him and his family were great people! He made us feel at ease and not as nervous.

Matt & Krystal – The Silo & Oak

July 2016 – Stephen, thank you for adding personality and pizazz to our ceremony.  You helped make an otherwise stressful event joyous and fun!!

Darin & ElizabethVilla Antonia

Wedding Officiant Stephen Simmons at Union on EighthJuly 2016 – Stephen was wonderfully easy to work with. My husband and I are not religious and were doing a ceremony at our venue, so we needed to find an officiant (starting from scratch). Stephen was very communicative and really open to the various options we presented for the ceremony. We got comments from many of our guests telling us that they loved how personal our ceremony was and that it was clear that Stephen really enjoys what he does. Would highly recommend Stephen to any bride and groom needing an officiant.

Jack & Katy – Union on Eighth

June 2016 – Stephen and Loren were incredible! So I was planning a wedding while working full time, in school full time and trying to get a side business off the ground. My head was *not* in the game. Luckily, we had Stephen. I reached out to him and then completely forgot we needed an officiant shortly after but he gently reminded me of his presence and helped guide me through the process, making the search for an officiant the easiest thing my frazzled self had to do. When we met Stephen, we instantly knew we made the right decision. He shared so much information with us, turning the big scary ceremony into something completely do-able. With his help, we put together a ceremony that really reflected who we are and our friends and family loved it. I don’t think we could have done that without Stephen’s guidance. Loren is the one who actually did our ceremony and he was fantastic as well. We gave him a script and he delivered it perfectly and he did one thing that I did not expect and really appreciate. While we were up there, I was really really really exceptionally nervous and I didn’t realize I was actually allowed to touch my husband for some reason. At one point, he broke script and said “now join hands” and I’m so happy he did. That small deviation helped put me at ease and led to the best ceremony pictures possible! He’s a great speaker, a great man and a great officiant. I have no qualms about recommending this service. Please do yourself a favor and book with the pros!

Wade & Leilani – Rough Hollow Yacht Club

June 2016 – Stephen is the best decision we made by far for our wedding! He completely personalized our wedding ceremony and made it so great! It was my favorite part of the day and we absolutely loved working with him! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day!

Kevin & Ashley – Pecan Springs Ranch

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June 2016 – We could not have picked a better officiant for our wedding! My husband and I eloped in San Saba, TX a few weeks ago, and through the simple/brief planning process, we found Stephen’s website. I could tell by how organized it was that he knew what he was doing. After speaking with him, we also realized that he had a true passion for what he does. He worked with us to customize our ceremony and make it very special. He suggested that we have a wine box ceremony, which turned out to be a PERFECT idea since we were getting married under the Wedding Oak, the namesake of the winery where we had our first date (and wedding reception). To make it even better, the guy is just hilarious. We had a lot of fun with him. We were so happy that we chose him. If you are looking for an officiant that is highly professional and very easy to work with, definitely call Stephen!

Tom & Valerie – Wedding Oak

May 2016 – Stephen is a great guy. Very professional. He will take the heat off your planning the wedding. Any relief of the stress involved you will find welcome. He does that for you. His demeanor sets everyone at ease. Both Lynne and I are lucky to have found him. I can say that if you choose Stephen for your officiant it will be one aspect of the wedding that you can take solace in knowing that it will be a good choice. I would wear a skirt and swing some pom poms cheering from the sidelines, as he is the best quarterback in the event of getting married.

Jon & Lynne – San Marcos Baptist Academy

May 2016 – Stephen was absolutely wonderful! My husband was unable to make our first scheduled meeting with Stephen, who kindly offered to schedule a 2nd skype meeting so my husband could meet him prior to our decision making.

Stephen made planning a breeze – we followed his guide and suggestions, but were able to make any/all personal adjustments we wanted to.

Stephen was unable to attend our rehearsal, but had another officiant attend, who was equally as professional and personable as Stephen is. They were also extremely understanding when we were slightly late (due to a flaming car backing up traffic for miles!).

Our ceremony went off without a hitch, and was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you to Stephen for making our day so memorable! We can’t say thank you enough.

Jon & Carly – Duchman Family Winery

couple-brett-brenna-rough-hollow-yacht-clubMay 2016 – Words cannot describe how invaluable Stephen Simmons was to our wedding!! He made the whole planning process very straightforward from explaining the flow of the ceremony at our first meeting, to breaking everything down with a visual layout and word doc that he provided us to work on months before the big day. Stephen showed up plenty early to rehearsal (long before the groom and his groomsmen) and knew everyone’s name and where they were supposed to go without hesitation. The whole wedding party and our parents commented on how efficient our rehearsal was due to his knowledge and helpful instruction. The day of the wedding was the most emotional day of my life. I was so worried about sobbing while walking down the aisle and saying “I do” because I did not want pictures of my ugly crying face or ruined makeup. I credit Stephen for my ability to avoid this! While still maintaining an extremely romantic and emotional atmosphere throughout the ceremony, Stephen was able to feed off of the energy of my husband and I and incorporate humor or a nice comment to break the tension that comes with the heat of the moment to prevent a breakdown of streaming tears. We had so many comments on how great out officiant was after the ceremony. I thank Stephen for allowing me to have beautiful photos from out ceremony and keeping us happy and smiling during the most beautiful moment of our lives!!

Brett & Brenna – Rough Hollow Yacht Club

Vista West Ranch Wedding Couple and Austin MinisterMay 2016 – Stephen was not only great; he was very professional, courteous and paid attention to every detail! When we first met him, we knew Stephen had to be our officiant for the wedding. He really made us comfortable and walked us through the whole ceremony process and gave us the flexibility to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it. He even dressed the way we wanted, Texas style with cowboy hat and boots! Yeeha! We definitely recommend choosing Stephen to be your officiant; he will help you make a perfect ceremony!  Thank you so much for making our ceremony perfect! Everyone loved it and loved the content. It was funny and emotional at the same time and that’s what we wanted!

Carl & Muriel – Vista West Ranch

Ring Ceremony I Do Ceremonies Wedding OfficiantApril 2016 – Stephen Simmons officiated my daughter’s wedding in Lago Vista on Lake Travis, I cannot express how exceptional the service.  He was professional, warm, accommodating and more than willing to adapt the service to meet very specific requests and sometimes-unusual needs; he was full of helpful knowledge and suggestions.  Most of all he made the ceremony very personal and fun, as well as extremely special.  He communicated promptly and stayed on top of everything from the beginning and throughout.  He goes above and beyond expectations!  He made the whole experience easier, stress-free and fun! I would not hesitate to recommend him for any kind of wedding ceremony, from the most elegant and formal to casual and simple.

Mother of the Bride – Terrie B.  Natures Point

April 2016 – Stephen and Loren created a one of a kind ceremony for us that was unforgettable. From the first email to the ceremony, they were extremely kind, professional and took care of our every need. If you’re looking for an officiant that will create something that represents your relationship to the T, than look no further!  Thank you so much again for putting together such a wonderful ceremony.  Loren was awesome.  There was laughter and tears, and could not of been any better.  Thank you again Loren for an unforgettable ceremony.

Keith and Kori – Hideout on the Horseshoe

Couple Brandon & Lauren Vineyard at Chapel Lodge

April 2016 – Stephen did such a great job with everything for our wedding. He was very professional, prompt in responses, and helpful. We definitely recommend using him for your wedding! Our wedding was so beautiful and he helped make it very lively and romantic just like we wanted it to be!

Brandon & Lauren – Vineyard at Chapel Lodge

April 2016 – We found Rev. Simmons from our venue’s preferred vendor list, and after meeting with him we knew we wanted to ask him to be our officiant because he was so welcoming and made us feel so comfortable. One of our favorite things Officiant and couple at weddingabout working with him was the fact that he let us write our own ceremony– he gave us ideas and writing samples and we used them to build our ceremony from start to finish. It was very special not only because the words were meaningful to us, but because by the day of the wedding I knew everything by heart. This was huge because as we stood at the altar we were so overwhelmed by everything that was happening that I’m pretty sure the words would have flown over my head if I didn’t already know them.  Thank you again for being a part of our special day!

Daniel & Kristina – The Terrace Club

April 2016 – We absolutely loved having Stephen officiate our wedding. It’s been 2 weeks and we are still getting compliments on our ceremony! We love how personable he is and how he really spoke passionately about each topic all throughout the ceremony. Stephen also added in some funny moments that happened at our rehearsal which really made the ceremony feel so special. Stephen wore almost the exact same suit that the groom and groomsmen wore and he even had the same socks on as my grandpa! We had so much fun with him and truly enjoyed having him be a part of this process! Working with Stephen for the last year was enjoyable as well. He responds to emails so quickly and gave us great advice whenever we needed it. Overall, we are SO happy we chose Stephen to marry us!

Josh & Alura – Twisted Ranch

April 2016 – When we first met with Stephen, it only took a few minutes to realize he was the perfect person to perform the most important part of our wedding. He was organized, reliable, enthusiastic, and laid out all the details to us so clearly and concisely. He was quick to answer emails and walk us through all our options for the ceremony. The help he provided in creating the perfect ceremony for us was AMAZING! He emailed us 90 days before to remind us to get our license and was on top of everything throughout the entire process. As important as the planning is, Stephen really showed how wonderful he is on the day of our wedding. Stephen made our day so special and memorable. You would have thought he had known us for years! He was personable, approachable, and funny. He broke any tension and nervous feelings we had at the start of our ceremony with such comforting ease. My brother was worried about my blowing veil (since the coordinator had told him to tuck in under my arm should it start to blow and get in the way) and stressing over how and when he should step it to tame it until Stephen saved him with a wonderful story about me looking like an angel and the veil being my wings. Several guests commented on how wonderful he made the ceremony. We would recommend Stephen to anyone and we would choose him a million times over.

Josh & Amanda – The Terrace Club

April 2016 – Stephen was professional, fun, helpful, and very organized. Our ceremony was magical!  Thank you again for everything!

Michael & Rachel – Ma Maison

Couple Timothy & Veronica Tx Old TownMarch 2016 – We had the pleasure of meeting with Stephen and he was SO nice and informative. Stephen was by far one of the best choices we made in our wedding preparations. He didn’t just try to sell us a service he really assures you that he will be there to take care of the ceremony and make sure that everything is taken care of and runs smoothly. He made sure we didn’t forget a thing, he showed us exactly how everything would go in the rehearsal and the ceremony was beautiful. Stephen was awesome! We are so blessed to have found I Do Ceremonies. He met up with us before hand to discuss the options and he really made us feel comfortable. He made sure we knew how important it was for us to be satisfied with the ceremony and he really gave us the flexibility of making sure the day was exactly how we wanted it. We chose every aspect of the ceremony and he made sure everything played out exactly how we wanted it. I can honestly say our ceremony was perfect and he helped it happen!  He did a great job and if we could do it all again we would definitely chose him all over again!!

Timothy & Veronica – Texas Old Town

Couple and Austin Wedding Officiant at the OasisMarch 2016 – Stephen was amazing from our very first email exchange! Planning your ceremony is so easy with Stephen’s help and he truly wants to make each ceremony special. We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony!  Thank you for being so wonderful! You really made our wedding special (and the advance planning on your end was a huge relief as we neared the wedding date)!   Thank you again for helping make our wedding perfect!!

Robert & Amanda – The Oasis

Couple Angel & Leticia Casa Blanca Joe Contrearas Moments 2 RememberMarch 2016 – Stephen was amazing from our very first email exchange! We are truly thankful to of had Stephen be a part of our wedding. He did an amazing job at helping us through the process and made sure to adjust the ceremony to who we truly are as a couple. Thank you so much for making our day so memorable.We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony!  We received so many compliments from our guests, thank you for the amazing ceremony!

Leticia & Angel – Casa Blanca

March 2016 – We absolutely loved having Stephen apart of our wedding! The consultation/interview was so comfortable from the start, and he was a great fit for us. He gave us exactly what we were looking for which was a balance of a religious and non-traditional ceremony. For those who do not belong to a church, or do not want to play favorites with a family or friend, or if you’re new to the area (like us!) and really just want a genuine person to marry you… Stephen is your guy! Also on a side note, unlike MOST officiates/pastors, for our first kiss, he knew to jump out of the way so our photographer to capture the moment with just me and my husband. No offense to Stephen, but we loved this! That shot became our favorite picture of the entire wedding, and Stephen had a part in that!

Parker & Amberley – Lone Oak

Austin officiant at wedding with coupleMarch 2016 – Where shall I begin?! While searching and searching for an officiant for our big day, I came across many. Never having done this before I was unsure of what to look for, what to expect, what was needed of me etc. I came across Steven’s website. While reading his reviews and seeing pics, everyone seemed so pleased with his services. Steven was always available to answer any questions and was always quick to respond too. I noticed that the expressions on Steven’s face in his pictures, just showed how much he really does enjoy what he does. Our ceremony proved to us, that he does love what he does. He was so honest, helpful, and open minded to what we were wanting for our big day. He did an amazing job and we received so many compliments after our wedding! People told us our ceremony was so beautiful and they enjoyed every bit of it. Everything turned out wonderful. Steven, thank you so much for helping make our day so amazing!

Michael & Cierra –The Terrace Club

Austin officiant and Happy couple married at house on the hill February 2016 – Stephen was wonderful from our very first meeting to our big day. He’s easy to work with and he has a great sense of humor. Meeting with him was just like catching up with an old friend. He took great care in knowing all the small details we wanted to include in our ceremony and the wedding went off without a hitch. I highly recommend Stephen to anyone! The memories he helped us create will be cherished for many years to come!

Joseph & Kim – House on the Hill

January 2016 – Thank you again for a wonderful ceremony. You made it perfect, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. I will be forever grateful and highly recommend you. Thanks and God bless!

Matias & Amanda – Old Settlers Park

Bride and Groom with Austin officiant Stephen SimmonsJanuary 2016 – We enjoyed having you officiate our wedding and I know everyone enjoyed you as well. We are extremely pleased with Stephen from I Do Ceremonies! From the moment we had our first FaceTime call all the way to the end of our wedding ceremony, we couldn’t have been happier with the services Stephen provided us. After we spoke with him the first time via FaceTime, my husband said “he’s the one!” Stephen doesn’t have a standard “script” for every ceremony; he allows you to make it as customized as you want….which can seem overwhelming, except that his website is so organized and offers a variety of suggestions for every part of the ceremony (opening blessing, scripture readings, vows, etc). At the rehearsal, I had several friends ask, “Where did you find him? He’s awesome!” Stephen conducts himself in a very professional manner, but also has a little fun. He’s personable and extremely helpful throughout the planning process. Thank you Stephen for being a part of our special day! Hope all is well and again thank you for your services!

Bruce & Callie – Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club

January 2016 – Stephen was fantastic! So nice and personable. We would recommend him to anyone. Very genuine and totally professional.

Andy & Kay – Lost Pines Resort

January 2016 – Stephen married us at The Terrace Club in January, and everything went perfectly. He allowed us to create our own ceremony design, offering a template to guide us, was always available for questions, and was completely in control of our ceremony on the day-of. His speaking style keeps guests engaged and his demeanor and provided preparation (for the couple) helps keep the two of you calm and in-the-moment as you say your vows. Finding an officiant can be stressful, as the words you repeat to one another are sacred in an intimate moment. You need someone that you can comfortably invite into that moment, allowing them to take the reigns so you can cherish the day without stress or awkwardness. Set up a meeting with him – I guarantee his personality will draw you in and his professionalism and experience will win you over.

Ryan & Jaime – The Terrace Club

Wedding Officiant I Do Ceremonies and couple laughingDecember 2015 – Mr. Stephen Simmons with I do ceremonies was absolutely the best!! In regards to professionalism, kindness, accommodating, knowledgeable, flexibility, responsiveness and affordability he is incomparable.  My spouse and I searched for days on end for weeks to find the perfect wedding officiant – one we both could agree on. When we came across to Mr. Simmons over the Internet we both agreed almost instantly Mr. Simmons would be the one who would marry us! We weren’t the most savvy on the things to provide and to gather for Stephen. So we emailed him and received an email very soon after.  He replied with his number and we spoke to him and told him we didn’t know what to do and how to go about it, he said don’t worry he would help us out the entire way and boy howdy was he not kidding he is very efficient and super well organized!! We decided to do everything without a wedding coordinator and he helped us through it all! He emailed us a fill in the blank questionnaire and also had everything we might need on his web page to help us with the questionnaire and to pick out stuff to customize our wedding to the way we wanted it. He was the most down-to-earth person you would ever want to meet and to help you with such an important milestone in your life! We thank you so much Mr. Simmons you were so awesome!  THANK YOU!!

Sid & Jackie –  Angel Springs

Pecan Springs Ranch WeddingDecember 2015 – Stephen was amazing! He was very personable and easy to talk to. He met us at Target over coffee, so we could get to know each other. My then-fiancé and I walked away knowing we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He then sent us all the resources to plan our ceremony. The structure of his outline allows for you to pick from his countless choices or create your own ceremony. I felt a connection with him, and we were lucky to have such a wonderful man officiate our wedding!

Oliver & Sandy – Pecan Springs Ranch

Bride and Groom with officiant

Photo by Rose Fagan

December 2015 – Stephen was perfect! We didn’t feel rushed or pressured; he guided us through the process from the start. Communication was outstanding most especially with our time difference (GUAM). The whole experience was genuine. Our wedding day was amazingly beautiful! We just wanted to thank you again for performing a spectacular ceremony for us.  We hope you and your family are doing well, and y’all continue to bless people’s lives. – Mary

We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our wedding! My wife and I were living overseas when we began our wedding plans, so we were unable to meet face-to-face with anyone, but Stephen coordinated skype teleconferences and he provided us with a lot of information as well as answered all of our questions. While performing the ceremony, no one would know that he did not know us for an extended period of time. He was extremely personable, and professional. He added a great sense of comfort and family to our wedding and everything went very smooth. I would definitely highly recommend I Do Ceremonies to anyone looking for their services. – Edward

Edward & Mary – Chapel Dulcinea

December 2015 – Stephen was great to work with!!! Stephen was wonderful and helped us create an absolutely beautiful ceremony!. We were very impressed with him. We were so happy we found him for our wedding!!!

James & Jennifer – San Gabriel Sunken Gardens

Austin officiant and happy couple at altar

Kati Maxwell Photography

November 2015 – Blown away by I Do Ceremonies!! I cannot begin to explain how easy and seamless Stephen made it for my husband and I to create our wedding vows. Stephen is a genuinely great person who cares immensely about your wedding ceremony. He was so professional, charismatic, and SO on top of everything for us. He’d send helpful reminders to us to let us know when we were eligible to pick up our marriage license, he has extremely helpful documents and examples to help you choose your unique vows, and is full of helpful advice from a TON of experience. I have had countless guests compliment Stephen and tell us how fantastic the ceremony was and how amazing Stephen was — I’ve even had family members ask for a copy of our vows!! Saying I HIGHLY recommend Stephen at I Do Ceremonies feels like an understatement as he was BEYOND amazing and simply an absolutely JOY to work with!!

Andrew & Kelsey – Trinity Hall

Austin Wedding Wild Onion Ranch I do CeremoniesNovember 2015 – “Stephen was the perfect addition to our ceremony. The information and guidance he provided made creating our ceremony pretty effortless. He was always quick to respond to emails and answer questions and outline edits. Because of the distance to our venue location, we decided to not have Stephen attend our rehearsal, but only ceremony. I admit, I was very nervous wedding day having not done an actual run through with him there, but It could not have gone more smoothly. I felt at ease as soon as he began to speak. He followed the exact out line we had prepared together and guided us through every movement we needed to make through the entire ceremony; it was flawless. His personality and professionalism were a great fit. Thanks for everything Stephen!!”

Daniel & Fair – The Wild Onion Ranch

Austin Wedding Officiant with couple at altar

Smith Photography

November 2015 – I had actually met Stephen a few times before making our final decision for our wedding officiant. I absolutely loved his outgoing personality and flexibility to truly create a personalized ceremony. I knew he would be the perfect fit for us!! Stephen met with us a few months before the wedding to go over all of the details about our “perfect ceremony”. He kept in constant contact with us to go over questions or any changes that we had, and he was really easy to get a hold of via email. On our wedding day, everything ran very smoothly, and we thank Stephen for that!!! He was there on-time, dressed accordingly and laid out the most perfect ceremony for us!!! He was even patient with me during the ceremony as I was crying my eyes out!!! He was absolutely perfect and we could not have made a better decision! Our families loved him too!! It doesn’t matter whether you are religious or not, he will create the most perfect ceremony for the two of you!! We would highly recommend him to anyone!!!

Chris & Heather – The Terrace Club

Groom putting ring on brides fingerNovember 2015 – The Chosen One!! To get to the point, you have to hire I DO Ceremonies for your wedding. Stephen, is an expert at what he does and when we sat down with him, he took us through every detail of our wedding ceremony. He is meticulous in his preparation, has a great process for selecting different elements of your ceremony and literally walked us through every decision we had to make. I had no idea what to expect, but Stephen just took control of the planning and helped us every step of the way.

The wedding day itself was awesome, Stephen managed the guests perfectly, brought some spark to the ceremony and as we were streaming the ceremony live back to Ireland and Spain, he perfectly kept the online audience engaged also. He dressed very smartly and even called me to confirm shoe and tie color the morning of the wedding!!

Stephens organizational skills, his attention to detail and above all his great personality are the key qualities that make him the Chosen One for us. Pick Stephen!!!!

Kevin& Bonnie – Austin W Hotel

Austin officiant with bride and groom at altar

Ryan Green Photography

November 2015 – Best Officiant Ever!! Having Stephen as our Officiant for our wedding was a true blessing. He made our ceremony something we will never forget. He was so flexible in the items we wanted to include in our ceremony and he always provided updates regarding our timeline and marriage license process. My husband was extremely nervous the day of our wedding and Stephen made him feel extremely comfortable. Stephen loves what he does and you can definitely notice in all of the wedding he has done. We are so blessed and honored that you could officiate our wedding. To this day, John and I talk about how awesome, amazing, and memorable our ceremony was. Thank you for everything!

John & Ciara – Texas Women Federation

November 2015 – ROCKSTAR OFFICIANT Stephen from I Do ceremonies was amazing. He met with us early on in the process and explained how everything worked. He even had a binder with information, ceremony outlines, tips for the wedding and provided recommendations for all of our questions. Stephen is one of the most friendly and kind people I have met and we knew instantly we wanted him to officiate our wedding. Leading up to the wedding he sends reminders about timelines and the wedding certificate. He really did a fabulous job!! Thank you so much for officiating our wedding, you were awesome!

Gray & Arienne – Hummingbird House

November 2015 – Stephen officiated our beautiful wedding on 11/7/15 in downtown Austin. Finding an officiant wasn’t exactly an easy task. A lot of the people I contacted were booked and, honestly, I was kind of just going down the list since I really didn’t know what I was looking for.

Stephen’s communication was phenomenal. He was always very professional and replied to my emails promptly. Our first meeting, we met at a Starbucks close to home and he went over the wedding process in full detail. From there, we were able to customize our vows from his very helpful in depth website. The day of the wedding he showed up right before the ceremony as agreed and everything went perfect!

I would highly recommend Stephen as any of my friends or family members’ wedding officiant!

Erik & Jennifer – Parkside on 6th

Austin Wedding at Villa AntoniaNovember 2015 – Perfect ceremony!   Thanks to Stephen at I Do Ceremonies. He was fantastic. He was great at the rehearsal and made everyone at ease when we had no clue what we were doing. He made everyone feel comfortable and the ceremony was flawless. He was also funny at the right times.  I highly recommend him!

Matt & Julia – Villa Antonia

November 2015 – So I know it is weary to look at a post that is all 5 stars but I can truly say my Officiant was over the top amazing! So thankful to of found him. He married my sister and we loved him so much we decided to use him again for our wedding. He was unbelievably down to earth and easy to talk to. He has many wonderful ideas and is compassionate, understanding, and he really is the whole package. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

Shaun & AshleyBerry Springs Park & Reserve

November 2015 – My experience with I Do Ceremonies was excellent! Stephen had a great outline available on the website and called to discuss different aspects of the ceremony. He worked with us to customize different readings and other parts of the ceremony. He really helped minimize the stress!

Brian & Traci – Grace Heritage Chapel 

Couple Ben & Carolyn Terrace Club Oct 2015October 2015 – Where do I even begin? Stephen is phenomenal! We found him through our venue, The Terrace Club, as one of their preferred vendors. We hit the jackpot with Stephen! We ended up having our initial meeting via Skype and we spoke for about an hour. He took the time to get to know us and asked all the right questions. We felt very comfortable with him and knew right after that first meeting that he was going to make our wedding day perfect! We invited him and his wife to join us for dinner and the celebrations and our families absolutely loved them! Thank you Stephen for all of your help and support! We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!  You were wonderful and made our day so special.

Ben & Carolyn – The Terrace Club

October 2015 – Stephen was great! I would have not been able to plan the ceremony without him. He also led the rehearsal for us, which made it all go smooth.

John & Emily – Stonehouse Villa

Austin Wedding Officiant at Gruene EstateOctober 2015 – Stephen Simmons performed an amazing and beautiful wedding ceremony. We cannot express how happy we were with the outcome. He was able to assemble everything to make our ceremony better than we could have imagined. Stephen is very personable, accommodating, and easy to work with. He responded quickly to emails (often within the hour) & went above and beyond to meet all of our requests. We were able to meet with him in advance to go over the ceremony content & ideas for our wedding. He helped us every step of the way to personalize the perfect ceremony that fit us & he delivered 110%. He made our ceremony very enjoyable with just the right amount of humor to rid us all of any jitters. We received an infinite amount of compliments pertaining to his astounding work and how beautiful the ceremony was. We would definitely recommend Stephen Simmons to everyone. We could not be happier! We loved our ceremony & everything about it. Thank you so much again for making our wedding ceremony beautiful & enjoyable for everyone! We can’t thank you enough!

Travis & Summer – Gruene Estate

Austin wedding officiant wedding at The Lookout with bride and groom exchanging ringsOctober 2015 – Felt like family…   So, wedding planning is stressful at best… The one thing I DID NOT have to worry about was our officiant. We had a ceremony that was 5 hours away from where we live and I did not have time to get there as much as I would have wanted. Mr. Simmons took the time to face time with us, send us reminder emails, and just check on us!! We were able to choose all of our ceremony from his selections and he also gave us the choice of adding our own touches. We had only met and spoke with him a few times and I was a little hesitant about having a person marry us that I had just recently met. Stephen was and is like a family member. Because of his personality and professionalism, you can’t help but like him. Not one detail was overlooked.. He even gave me his handkerchief when I started to cry!! That will be framed with all of the other keepsakes from that day. Thank you so very much for helping make that day amazing! Thank you!! You did a fabulous job!!!

Adam & Paula – The Lookout  

Austin wedding officiant at vintage villasOctober 2015 – Stephen was a GREAT minister! My husband and I really wanted to use our own church pastor, but he had already planned a trip to Israel the week of our wedding. Well, we really didn’t know who else to ask to be our minister, so we decided to look through tons of online reviews and that’s when we found Stephen! All of his previous reviews were great and now we know why! When we called Stephen to ask him about his services he explained EVERYTHING in detail on how he runs a wedding. We were expecting a quick phone call, but we ended up talking with him for over 30 minutes because he made sure to explain his entire process to us. We could tell through talking with him how genuine he was and how he truly does love ministering weddings! Stephen was EXACTLY the minister we were looking for! He was absolutely wonderful and made our wedding ceremony fun, relaxed, and very memorable!! Thank you Stephen!!!

Shane & Brynn – Vintage Villas

Ring ceremony at Vintage Villas Austin OfficiantOctober 2015 – My husband and I would definitely recommend Steven to every couple who would like to make their ceremony unique, fun and even more special! He has a lot of personality and definitely his own very unique style that made our ceremony very enjoyable both for us and our guests.
He is a very stylish guy. And for our ceremony he wore the outfit that we have discussed together, and which went so perfect with the colors and style of our wedding. Steven helped us to plan and customize our whole ceremony. We also asked him to recommend us a good photographer that he has worked before, and we absolutely loved that recommendation! He definitely can be super helpful to choose other awesome wedding vendors like he is!

Ben & Alyona – Vintage Villas

Austin officiant with bride and groom at Barr MansionOctober 2015– We had a destination wedding in Austin, TX, so finding a wedding officiant was not an easy task. We found Stephen Simmons on idoceremonies.org, we liked his profile and felt that he could be our officiant. Stephen did not disappoint. He was experienced, professional and poised. I knew from doing our wedding rehearsal that we made the right decision. He was very thorough and responsive throughout the whole process and the ceremony went smoothly without a hitch. Weddings are stressful, do yourself a favor and go with Stephen as your wedding officiant. We couldn’t of been happier with how our day came out. Thank you!

Chris & Christina – Barr Mansion

Austin wedding officiant with bride and groomOctober 2015 – Look no further, this is your guy!  Stephen is hands down the best Officiant I have witnessed, and I have been to a lot of weddings! So you can imagine how pleased I am that he was ours! He brings a professional + fun energy to the ceremony! If something didn’t go as planned Stephen would make light of it and had all of our guests laughing and crying through-out. As soon as we met him we knew he would be a perfect fit. He is amazingly organized, creative, full of ideas, and most importantly genuine! If you are looking for an officiant look no further. Book Stephen and move on to the rest of your wedding planning, you will not regret it!

Rick & Bree –  The Creekhaus @ Vista West Ranch

Austin Wedding at Vista West Ranch with I Do Ceremonies OfficiantOctober 2015 – First and foremost we want to thank you deeply from the bottom of our hearts for marrying us!!  We are so happy that we chose Stephen to officiate our wedding. We are Texas transplants so most of our wedding guests were from Pennsylvania and we love that Stephen really brought that Texas hospitality, sense of humor and charm that we’ve come to love so much in our three years living here. We met with Stephen and immediately turned to each other and said “that’s our guy.” In the months leading up to the wedding we would get friendly emails every few weeks stating “The big day is coming up, do you have your marriage license yet?” He really kept us in check and made sure everything would be perfectly in order for our big day. I would have to say that one of the most fun wedding planning experiences I had(aside from tasting our delicious cake and food) was sitting down with my wife and going through Stephens website and deciding the verbiage and layout for our ceremony. We know that we are not the type to keep our composure enough to deliver our own vows, so the option to amend and borrow the samples on the website was perfect for us as a jumping-off point. I figured that surely we would have found a flaw or mistake looking back at our footage but it was just as we remembered it, absolutely perfect! We heard countless remarks from our guests raving about how wonderful Stephen was. He really connected with us and was able to convey our love for one another to our guests. If you are on the fence about who to choose, hop down and pick Stephen Simmons, you will not regret it!  Hope all is well with you and I know that you have touched many more lives such as ours.  We are truly blessed to have found you.

Seth & Meghan – Vista West Ranch

Star Hill Ranch Wedding Bride Groom and Wedding OfficiantSeptember 2015 – Couldn’t be happier! Stephen was such a pleasure to work with. I met him at a bridal expo and knew immediately that I wanted him to officiate our ceremony. My husband and I met with him in the early planning stages for a consultation, and he graciously answered what must have been a gazillion questions I asked. He was both professional and personable, and he brought such a warmth and laughter (when appropriate) to our ceremony. We had great feedback from our guests, specifically noting what a memorable ceremony and officiant we had. He made us feel so comfortable, despite all the wedding jitters. Stephen also made sure that the marriage license was filed in plenty of time and even reached out to us to follow-up after the wedding. Out of all the choices you make for your wedding day, Stephen is a must! You truly made our ceremony better than I could have ever imagined.

Nicole and Brian Ferguson – Star Hill Ranch

austin wedding at villa antoniaSeptember 2015 – Finding a good officiant was a bit of a worry for me and my husband. Neither of us are religious, so there was no obvious choice like a priest. The idea of having a stranger marry us was a bit uncomfortable. Luckily, we found Stephen at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza, and all of those worries were put to rest! He was very friendly and organized, and walked us through all of the different parts of a ceremony to get us thinking. Then he helped us put together a really lovely ceremony. Many of our friends and family were impressed by and commented on how professional and personable he was. We couldn’t be happier with our choice, and highly recommend Stephen if you are looking for an excellent officiant!  Thank you! We’re both so happy with how the ceremony went!

Ian & Amanda – Villa Antonia

Bride and groom exchange rings at Austin wedding

Mill Photo Studio

September 2015 – My husband and I were very happy we chose Stephen to perform our ceremony. When we first contacted him, he was always very responsive to any email or questions we had. At our first meeting, we just immediately felt comfortable with him. His website is quite comprehensive so that you can provide ample personalization to your ceremony. We used some of his examples, and also inserted some of our own. I received compliments throughout the reception that he was thoughtful, engaging, funny and warm. He provided some comic relief when we had our slip ups. He also quickly calmed me when I started tearing up during our vows, even handing me his handkerchief which he let me keep after I snotted it. He is a wonderful man and we recommend him to anyone. (I got many compliments about you–thoughtful, engaging, funny and warm. Thank you again for being a wonderful addition to our ceremony!)

Joe & Allison – The Inn at Wild Rose Hall

Austin officiant with bride and groom reading vowsSeptember 2015 – Stephen was very professional and helpful through the entire process. Great personality. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful ceremony. It could not have turned out any better.

Jay & Tracey – Gabriel Springs

September 2015 – Stephen is the best!  I met Stephen when he officiated my sister in laws wedding. When we started planning our wedding we knew he would be perfect! Stephen sat down with us and walked us through everything we needed to know and do in order to have a smooth ceremony. He even emailed me reminding us to get our marriage license! Stephen completely customized our ceremony to meet whatever we wanted. I was quite picky in the scriptures and things we wanted said and Stephen was spot on with everything. He got to know our past as a couple and incorporated little things into the ceremony to provide laughter as well as small things that were sentimental. He was so sweet and helpful! If you’re looking for an officiant who knows his stuff Stephen is the way to go! You can tell he truly loves his job.  Thank you again so much for officiating our wedding. We were so honored to have you! Now Val, PJ, Steve and I will always have something to share in that you married both of us!

Steven & Rachel – The Plantation House

Austin officiant and couple at altarSeptember 2015 – My dream wedding! Thank you so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams! You being available that day was such a blessing and it turned out to be a magical event. You gave us the best wedding!

I am a newly wedded military wife that grew up wanting the farthest thing from a courthouse wedding. My husband, Carlos and I were getting married quite quickly…I’m talking 2 weeks to plan. Our mothers sent us the link to Stephen Simmons website because they too did not want us to have a courthouse wedding! I fell into an awe with his site, reviews and services and thought that this beyond busy officiant would for sure would be booked the Saturday of our wedding. I contacted him none the less and he had a wedding at 1 and 5…our wedding was at 3 and I snatched him up quicker than a Texas downpour!! Stephen was so patient with my nerves, “typical bride-to-be timing” and craziness of our large families! He offers the best services and delivered our ceremony with humor, love, dedication and thoughtfulness!

I LOVED that he contacts the bride and groom before their wedding; with us it was a Facetime date because we were a bit far from each other to meet in person, but don’t let the phone call seem impersonal, it was far from it! He really took time to get to know Carlos and I and that is what made our wedding such a hit! He had our guests laughing, feeling emotional and he truly displayed our love to them!

Planning a wedding in 2 weeks is stressful beyond belief but if I ever decide to go through that again (maybe 20 years down the road) I will definitely pay for Mr. Simmons to travel wherever our renewal will be!!

Incredible is an understatement and he is a gem for standing outside in a suit in Texas weather!

Carlos & Morgan – Lakeway TX

Austin officiant and couple at weddingSeptember 2015 – Stephen did a wonderful job! Everyone was asking where we found him and complimenting us on what a wonderful job he did putting everyone at ease. He was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be happier. Everyone loved the “team” poem we used from his website and he did a fantastic job with our sand ceremony, even when my now husband emptied all his sand when he was supposed to save some for the end..Stephen just skipped over it and kept going..no one even knew….but me of course :)! We couldn’t be happier and would recommend him to anyone and everyone!!  I had so many compliments on you and the ceremony. Everyone is still talking about the TEAM reading you did.  Thanks again for everything!

Jason & Marcy – Grace Heritage Center

Stephen Simmons Officiant at Wedding

Lori Blythe Photography

September 2015 – Stephen was very helpful and professional throughout the entire process. Our ceremony was enjoyable with quite a few laughs.  Thank you for being so wonderful. We had a great time.

Thomas & Krislyn – Hacienda Del Lago

 

 

 

Wedding at Vintage VillasAugust 2015 – I absolutely loved my wedding ceremony. Stephen did a GREAT job as our officiant. He was also very easy to work with. I definitely recommend him. Thank you for a beautiful service 🙂

 

Curtis & Kelly – Vintage Villas

 

 

 

August 2015 – Stephen was absolutely amazing. Our guests loved him. He was funny and it was like he had known us forever. He personalized every bit of our ceremony. I felt like he was family. Stephen was organized and enthusiastic. I hope someday I can talk my husband into a vow renewal so we can use him again!  Everyone at the wedding said you were phenomenal! (Which we already knew!) Thank you so much for everything!!!

Michael & Meg – Mercury Hall

August 2015 – Stephen was so wonderful! We could not be happier with our selection. He made the process very easy and was very accommodating to our desires. He spoke beautifully and when the wind nearly ruined our unity candle portion of the ceremony, he lightened the mood with his humor. We would recommend Stephen to anyone!

Fidel & AdriHummingbird House

Happy Couple Dylan & Jenny Vintage Villas - Monica Salazar Photography

Monica Salazar Photography

 

August 2015 – Stephen was a blessing! He made everything so simple, to where I didn’t stress one bit!  Just want to say thank you again for everything! You did an awesome job! What a blessing.

Dylan & Jenny – Vintage Villas

 

 

July 2015 – Stephen was absolutely wonderful! He was able to personalize our wedding making it such a special and unique experience with including my 17yo daughter in our ceremony (it was her birthday. He was prompt, professional, attentive, personal and reasonably priced. He will be a part of our joyful memory forever.

Mark & Rayme – The Oasis

Austin Wedding officiant I do Ceremonies and coupleJuly 2015 – Stephen is amazing! Searching and selecting the right person for your special day can be so nerve racking. But I knew as soon as I saw his website and then confirmed when we met with him there was no one else. Stephen assist along the way, always was quick to respond and took care of us all the way around! You can trust him all the way on your big day. We feel just so blessed to have found him free on our day…and time! We were the 3rd ceremony of the day for him, but felt like the only ones that is for sure.

Carolyn, Seth ,and Jessa

July 2015 – Great officiant! Stephen was so easy to work with!  We would recommend Stephen to anyone! His service was great, and the wedding was beautiful with his help. He has a ton of examples for couples that want to design their own layout for the ceremony but need a little guidance. He performed a great ceremony for us!

Woody & Chelsea – Texas Old Town

July 2015 – Stephen was absolutely amazing to work with from the very first phone call until the wedding day. He walked us through the entire process and talking to him felt like talking to a family member who truly cares about you. I loved his process of being able to customize your ceremony to exactly how you want it to be. I added some unique parts and he delivered it like he’d read it a million times. He made us and our guests both laugh and cry! He was also extremely helpful at the rehearsal so I would definitely recommend that as an option. I could go on and on…I cannot say enough good things about I Do Ceremonies.  Thank you so much for your help making our day perfect. We couldn’t be happier.

Jason & Maggie – Vila Antonia

July 2015 – Thank YOU for such a wonderful ceremony; it was everything we could have wanted and more. Our families, who were initially a little…touchy about us not having a Catholic ceremony, loved the ceremony and told us how beautiful it was.  Stephen married my husband and me, and he was absolutely perfect! My initial phone call with Stephen was one of the most stress relieving parts of wedding planning because he walked me through what his typical ceremonies consist of and even had samples, yes, sample ceremonies! The samples were a tremendous relief because I had no idea where to start with coming up with my own ceremony, so all I had to do was find my favorite pieces and put them together! That isn’t to say that Stephen was big on customizing your own ceremony because he was, and he was fantastic about checking in to ask how ceremony planning was going up until the wedding. A few weeks before the wedding, Stephen reviewed our ceremony, made some suggestions, and we were good to go. We didn’t actually meet Stephen until the day of the wedding, but the ceremony was beautiful and it seemed and felt like he had known us for a long time. Stephen’s delivery, timing, and pace were perfect, and he was so personable and funny. I ended up crying during a piece Stephen was reading, and without thinking twice, he pulled out a handkerchief and handed it to my husband, and instructed him to, “Dab, don’t wipe” my tears away which made our guests laugh. His rate was fantastic, which made it even easier for my husband and me to make a decision. Also, one of my guests approached me after the wedding to say that he made them tear up during an “In Memory” reading for our grandparents who had passed. If you’re looking for a personable, beautiful, stress free wedding ceremony, Stephen is your guy!  Again, thank you so much for making the most important part of wedding day the most memorable and beautiful.

Andy & Denise – Stonehouse Villa

Bride and groom at receptionJune 2015 – Steven is wonderful. He is very professional and care about our needs! He did exactly what we want him to do on our wedding. We highly recommend Stephen to anyone!! He is super flexible!!

Joel & Silva – Creekside

June 2015 – Stephen was awesome. My husband and I are in the military and wanted to get married prior to the “big wedding” next year. He was able to work through my busy schedule and do some consultations over the phone instead of in person. I had a small ceremony in Austin and he performed it wonderfully. If he was available for the main event next year I would’ve booked him, but he gets a lot of business. He’s a professional and I would recommend him to anyone in the central Texas/Austin area.

Samuel & Jennifer – Woodridge Square

Bride and groom exchanging rings with Austin Wedding Officiant Stephen Simmons

June 2015 – Stephen was awesome! Everyone loved him and we highly recommend him to anyone getting married!!

Ryan & Lyndsay – Gabriel Springs

June 2015 – Stephen was awesome! We found Stephen on wedding wire and within minutes of meeting him we knew we wanted him to marry us. He is very organized and helped us customize our vows to fit our personalities. He had a very detailed plan for the wedding day that made our day run smoothly.

Ryan & Ashley – All Saints Chapel – Camp Mabry

Wedding minister with bride and groomMay 2015 – Stephen was very personable with my new husband and I. He spoke at our ceremony as if he had known us a long time. The “on the fly” things that were said were not only light hearted and funny, but flowed very nicely. He was very flexible with what we wanted and what we didn’t want in our ceremony. Things very well planned and laid out for us by Stephen so we knew exactly what the next step were and when to do it with the marriage license.

Tim & Jennifer – Gabriel Springs

May 2015 – We were lucky enough to have Stephen officiate our wedding May 23, 2015 in Dripping Springs, Texas (aka the great flood of Texas).  I feel guilty not writing this review sooner because he was so phenomenal!  He was great about Happy couple and wedding officiant I Do Ceremoniesaccommodating us out-of-towners with limited options for a rehearsal, so he came to the house we had rented to walk us through the ceremony.  We had a group of excited people that were reuniting for the first time in a while, but he was able to keep everyone focused and was extremely patient with all of us!  He responded to emails within hours/minutes and would remind us about things that we would need to get done before the wedding.  He sent us a reminder to go to the court for the marriage certificate.  And we were able to coordinate everything through phone/email, which made it easier for us.  He also had great suggestions on his website for customizing vows.  My husband is religious, however I am not, so we had agreed to have some religion, but have the vows to be more about love and finding each other.  I had actually talked to several officiants prior to Stephen, but some of them required scripture to be read and did not feel comfortable officiating a non-denominational/more spiritual/less religious wedding.  When I talked to Stephen for the first time, he was not judgmental and open to officiating the wedding that we would want.  Stephen was professional, organized yet kind/friendly. Would highly recommend!!!!!!  (will be contacting him when we renew our vows)

James & Jenny – Vista West Ranch

Ceremony Dominic & Carmelle Vintage VillasMay 2015 – Thank you again for your services and flexibility on our Big Day!  We’re blessed to have crossed paths with you! Thanks again!

Dominic & Carmelle – Vintage Villas

 

 

Bride Groom and Austin Wedding Officiant Stephen SimmonsMay 2015 – Everyone at my wedding commented to about what an amazing job the officiant did. He was perfect! I would recommend him to anyone!

You were the best ever!! You were amazing, thank you!

Neil & McCall – Gabriel Springs

 

Austin officiant with bride and groom first kissMay 2015 – Pastor Steven Simmons was awesome! He helped us get the ceremony prepped for the day, dressed the part and was very personable. We are a spiritual couple, but not religious and he let us personalize the ceremony as we wished! He was prompt and there to do anything and everything to make sure our day was perfect!

Jaime & Justin – The Wildflower Barn

 

Austin Officiant with Bride and Groom first kissMay 2015 – Stephen was great! After a very stressful afternoon (when my hair and make-up lady didn’t show), Stephen made the whole ceremony quick and quite entertaining. He even kept it lighthearted when I was a nervous wreck. I wouldn’t have anyone else officiate my wedding.

Dylan & Jennifer – Stonehouse Villa

May 2015 – Amazing!!! The absolute right mix of solemn and humor for all ages and relationship groups that gave everyone deep meaning and many good things to remember for all time. The service was the appropriate length, dignity and tone. Respectful and connected in a friendly manner to all.

Barry – Father of the Groom (Robert & Meagan) – The Allan House

Couple Erick & Jennifer Vintage Villas Lindsey Mueller Photography

Courtesy of Lindsey Mueller Photography

May 2015 – We couldn’t have been happier with the job that Stephen did! We got to customize our wedding ceremony and it was exactly what we wanted! Stephen brought an easiness and great humor to the event. He was so easy to work with and we would definitely recommend him!

Erick & Jennifer – Vintage Villas

 

May 2015 – Stephen Simmons was our officiant for our wedding this past May. Stephen was extremely responsive and helpful during the planning process. He was very prompt in responding to my emails and answering my questions. After spending weeks looking for an officiant, we finally met with Stephen who was so thorough in explaining what services we were getting and was so personable during our first meeting that we immediately booked him that day. Stephen’s website was also very helpful in planning our ceremony because it contained hundreds of examples that we were able to pick and choose from to help create the perfect ceremony. Stephen was so very kind during our wedding planning and I could not recommend him enough!!

Robert & Meagan – The Allan House

Wedding Officiant and couple in Saldo TexasMay 2015 – Great experience with I Do Ceremonies! He was very easy to work with and gave all the resources needed to plan out your own ceremony! He is very good at what he does. While I didn’t actually interact with Stephen one-on-one very much, all my guests loved him. They said he was very funny and a joy to be around. Our ceremony was flawless and he executed it just as I had written it. I think his prices were on par with other Austin-based officiants. He was, unfortunately, not available for a rehearsal because he had another wedding, but honestly we didn’t even need it! After the ceremony he followed the bridal party out and congratulated us.

Brad & Kari – Salado Ranch

May 2015 – Stephen Simmons was very easy to work with and delivered a really nice, simple and fun wedding ceremony. The bride and groom were pretty nervous as you can imagine and he made some funny remarks which caused a chuckle or two. I would highly recommend Stephen for an enjoyable wedding experience.

Andrea – Mother-of-the-bride – The Terrace Club

Austin Officiant and Family at wedding

May 2015 – Stephen was very professional and did exactly what we had discussed. Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Barbara & Billy –  Belton TX

April 2015 – I highly recommend Stephen as an officiant! I was married in Austin, but live in Dallas. He was very attentive to our needs despite our separation. He was prompt with phone calls & emails. We went through a few drafts of our vows prior to completion & I was so pleased with the ease of writing them! The ceremony was perfect for us thanks to Stephen. I laughed, I cried & I married the man of my dreams. Stephen handled it all beautifully!

Karl & Stacey – Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

April 2015 – Before meeting Stephen, I ran across his website as I was researching officiants. His website already sold me on his talent and skills so when we ran into him at a venue’s open house, we knew we had to book him for our wedding. He was always very open and fast in responding to emails prior to our consultation. To me, that was one of the main things I was looking in a vendor. He made us feel so involved in planning and made everything SO easy for us to plan everything else for our wedding. I agree with all the previous reviews in that he is just an amazing person. He was great in directing and helping my parents and in lawAustin Officiant and Couple at Avery Ranchs at the rehearsal. My husband and I are the first in our families and friends to get married so we were all very clueless. Stephen was really a big help. On the day of our wedding, Stephen did AMAZING. From the moment he walked down the aisle with my husband and my father in law, he made a quick joke that got everyone smiling and laughing, including my husband. He was a nervous wreck but Stephen made him smile and eased his nerves by complimenting my husband’s looks. During the ceremony, we were both nervous and a big mess. We both were crying and sweating and Stephen just kept making us smile with his warm, kind comments and words. We both messed up at the same times at the same parts in our vows and he made such a sweet comment about how perfect we were for each other. Everything about our ceremony was perfect. Pick Stephen as your officiant and I promise you, you won’t regret it!!!

Chris & Jenny – Avery Ranch

April 2015 – This guy is truly amazing to say the least.  We found him online and read all his wonderful reviews, so we decided to meet with him.  He blew us both away with all of his incredibly organized information and ideas.  He made our wedding so much better that I could ever imagine.  He truly has a great personality and I suggest anyone reading this review to look no further….this is your guy!  From his communication, promptness, and genuinely caring attitude….he is the best I’ve ever seen.  He made us feel important and a priority.  Thank you Mr. Simmons for making our day really special!!  The fathers especially thank you for the Round Rock donuts.

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Graham – Chapel Dulcinea

April 2015 – Stephen, thank you so much for officiating our wedding.  From the very beginning when we met at the open house at Chateau on the Creek, we knew we had to have you as our Officiant.  Prior to our meeting you in person, I had come across your website and knew you would make an awesome Officiant at our wedding.  Thank you for being so helpful during our wedding planning process & making it so easy for us to get married.  You are such a cool guy and we were lucky to have you as our wedding officiant.  You were awesome! Take care and keep in touch.

The McNerneys – Avery Ranch

April 2015 – “Stephen made our day! It was perfect, special and everything I could have dreamed of. He covered everything, answered all our questions and brought a joy, spirt and love to our union that I didn’t know was possible.

Cannot say enough positives about Stephen, I truly believe he was sent to us from above. An absolute gift from the Universe.”

Fred & Deborah – Four Seasons

Wedding Officiant, bride and groom at Dunvegan Keep AustinApril 2015 – “Mr. Simmons was so perfect for our wedding!! His professionalism and true love for what he does showed. I don’t plan getting married again, but I do recommend him highly for your special day!!”

Eddie & Linn – Dunvegan Keep

April 2015 – He was absolutely what we were looking for in an officiant. He will be our family officiant.  Thank you again.  My sister was at the wedding and is getting married, and she and her fiancé want you to perform their ceremony.

Vernon & Kandice – Georgetown TX

April 2015 – We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant than Stephen. From the first time we sat down with him, my wife and I knew he was the top pick to officiate our wedding ceremony. We met with several other officiants but Stephen’s personality and attention to detail were second to none. Stephen isn’t just considering his part in your ceremony. He is considering all of the moving parts and puts much thought into ensuring your guests have the best experience possible and that other vendors can do their jobs optimally. He served as a ceremony coordinator in addition to an officiant. On the day of our rehearsal, we showed up 40 minutes late due to traffic on the way to the venue. Stephen did not seem bothered at all and despite his being at the venue on time, he stayed with us for an hour and ran through the ceremony multiple times while continuing to communicate effectively and patiently with everyone involved. On the day of my wedding, Stephen arrived on time and performed just as we expected. We made a couple of last minute changes and Stephen was unfazed. He was on point. He served as a guide for me during the ceremony and everything went off without a hitch. Many of my guests commented on how great he was due to his good nature and professionalism. My wedding party were also big fans of his for the same reasons. Stephen is an incredible value. My wife and I wouldn’t do anything differently. We highly recommend Stephen Simmons.

Robert & Christina – Vintage Villas

April 2015 – Stephen was so so wonderful and flexible as our officiant. Our service was pretty cut and dry… just us and our parents in the park with our own vows. But he guided us through all the bureaucratic logistics with patience and kindness. His binder/forum full of ready to go services was great for us to snip and paste into a ceremony that was truly our own. His presence and eloquence made the ceremony feel a little less thrown together, as it was. We couldn’t have found someone more perfect. If anything we are super embarrassed we haven’t written this review sooner.. because he definitely deserved the same responsiveness he gave us. Sorry Stephen!

Nathan & Monica – Butler Park

Austin officiant bride and groom at altarMarch 2015 – Where do I begin to tell you just how AMAZING Stephen is… Well let me begin by saying that Stephen did such a beautiful job with our ceremony. From the first day my husband and I met with Stephen we knew he was the one. He is so organized but more than that he is passionate about what he does. He listens to every detail that is important to you and makes sure to apply it in the ceremony. I loved that we worked together to discuss every part of the ceremony and I’m so happy that we had him do our rehearsal the night before. He made sure that everyone in our wedding party knew what they were supposed to do and most importantly made sure that my husband and were comfortable with the setup of everything. He had great ideas that we incorporated. My guest couldn’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed Stephens’s personality. The ceremony was perfect because we had a wonderful officiant to lead it. Thank you Stephen for making our vision come true!

Jeremy & Grisel – Lone Oak Barn

Austin wedding officiant and couple laughing during ceremony

March 2015 – I used Stephen for the officiant at my wedding and it was great!! He was able to personalize the service to us and was super personable! I would highly recommend his service for anyone who is getting married!!

Michael & April – Twisted Ranch

 

Wedding at BentwoodMarch 2015 – My Husband and I had Stephen officiate our ceremony and could not have been happier! He was the first person we met with as a possible candidate and we were so confident in him that we booked him that night! He is super sweet and so knowledgeable and laid everything out in perfect detail in a way that we could really understand (considering we had no idea what we were doing! haha) We decided to basically write our own ceremony from scratch and his website was extremely helpful for us as far as gathering ideas and getting inspiration. He was always checking in on us via email to make sure things were coming along smoothly and to see if there was anything he could do to help us. The night of rehearsal dinner, he was on time and was amazing at conducting the rehearsal quickly and efficiently while considering us and everything that we wanted our wedding to be. I cannot express my gratitude enough for how BEAUTIFUL he made our ceremony. He truly made it so special. His way of speaking and making everyone at ease as well as enjoy the entire ceremony is unmatched as far as I’m concerned. He is absolutely fabulous, you will not be disappointed!

Daniel & Kerith – Bentwood

March 2015 – Stephen was fantastic! He was the first wedding officiant that my fiancé (now Couple Lawrence & Tiffany Twin Creekshusband) and I met and we instantly knew Stephen was the right fit for our March wedding. His personality alone, very professional, personable, outgoing and easy to talk to. Stephen is super super organized!! So any worries you may have in regards to your wedding ceremony, leave it up to him. With his experience and diligence, he made it a smooth ride during the wedding planning. Any questions you may have he responds back in a very timely manner. We are very satisfied with the service Stephen put forward. Every detail was noticed.

Thank you, Lawrence & Tiffany – Twin Creeks Country Club

February 2015 – Had a fantastic time with Stephen officiating our wedding. We had a small ceremony that was very much enjoyable to our individual needs/wants. Much thanks.

Ron & Chrystle – Grace Heritage Center

Wedding party at The Pecan Grove

Ashley Bosnick Photography

February 2015 – Stephen was our wedding officiant and I couldn’t say better things about the whole experience. We found Stephen online and after a Skype session we knew he was our guy. He’s extremely flexible, has a great attitude and is beyond professional. He worked with us on our ceremony plan and provides multiple examples of previous ceremonies, which really helped us as we didn’t know where to start. The main thing that we really liked about the experience is that Stephen is really focused on making the entire day about the bride and groom. We were beyond thrilled with Stephen and would recommend him to everyone looking for a rock star officiant in the Austin area.

Sam & Casey – The Pecan Grove Salt Lick

 

Austin minster bride and groom at altarDecember 2014 – Mr. Simmons was fantastic! Very friendly and professional, he did what we had asked and even helped us organize our families. Overall great experience.

Cormi and MackinzieBerry Creek Georgetown

December 2014 – Dear Stephen, we had a great experience working with you and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding date (12-13-14). Thank you again for the book and for staying at the reception dinner. We wish you the best!

Sincerely, Abigail & Ruben – Vista West Ranch

December 2014 – Our wedding day was PERFECT!  Stephen made it personal and intimate as if we have known him for years. His easy manner and genuine personality made us both feel relaxed and excited on our Wedding Day.  Thank you Stephen!

Maribeth & Philip – Chapel Dulcinea

December 2014 – Stephen was extremely helpful with organizing our ceremony and very professional conducting the ceremony. We were unsure of exactly what we wanted to do for the ceremony and Stephen met with us and provided great ideas to assist us in making decisions. He was very responsive in answering any of our questions and also letting us know when he needed information from us. The day of the ceremony he arrived early enough to conduct a quick rehearsal and ensure everything would run smoothly. The ceremony was wonderful! I highly recommend Stephen to anyone getting married.  I really appreciate all your assistance before and during Melanie & Julio’s wedding. It was a wonderful ceremony and a day I will never forget. Thanks again!

Tom – Father of the Bride – Gabriel Springs Event Center

Happy Couple Steiner Ranch Ring Pillow Moments to RememberDecember 2014 – Stephen Simmons was absolutely perfect! From the first time we talked to him, we knew he was the one we wanted to marry us. Stephen was confident, professional and courteous. He actually had 2 more ceremonies to conduct later that day but still managed to make us feel so important to him. He helped us tremendously! We are so thankful for his ability to reassure us along the way and how he made us feel comfortable that everything would go as planned. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is planning to get married.  “I just wanted to thank you for everything!  You helped to make our day special, and we are very grateful!!  You did a badass job and we couldn’t be happier!”

Cory & Katie – Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

November 2014 – Stephen is so easy to work with and has helped us write our customized ceremony. He brought in just enough humor to make everyone relax and not be worried about anything, including not starting at exact time as prescribed. He was awesome and we were blessed to have him as our officiant.

Joe & Andrea – Nature’s Point

Officiant and happy couple Allan House Wedding

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November 2014 – Finding the right person to officiate our wedding was one of the biggest challenges during the planning process. We interviewed several candidates before finding Stephen. If you’re thinking about hiring him, make things easy on yourself and go for it… you will not be disappointed!! We were impressed with him during our initial meeting, but asked for a few references just to confirm our feelings. Within a few hours, I received three emails from past brides who all gave glowing recommendations. While we were writing our vows, Stephen was a wonderful resource. He ran our rehearsal walkthrough, which was quick and easy. On the actual day, Stephen did such an amazing job with the ceremony. He has a great presence and voice, added just the right amount of his own personality, and helped us get through our vows smoothly. Absolutely 100% recommend!

Adam & Kaileen – The Allan House

Happy Bride Dina Green PasturesNovember 2014 – After meeting with Stephen for the first time we knew that we wanted him to be our officiant. Stephen was great to work with from start to finish as he guided us through the ceremony order and into our big day. He’s got a charm and demeanor that everyone enjoyed. He turned what could have been negatives (cold weather and a persistent cat running up and down the aisle) into positives. Everyone raved about him afterward, and even thought you’ve known us forever. We had a wonderful wedding day and everything went smoothly, thanks to you. I highly recommend Stephen for your big day!

Ryan & Dina – Green Pastures Austin

November 2014 – Our wedding officiant was Stephen Simmons and his service was awesome. From responsiveness to his quality of service exceeded all our expectations. He is a very genuine individual and made our whole wedding experience something we will remember for years to come. My wife and I are both attention to detail folks and I can tell you that his service did not miss a beat. From his prompt email responses, to him waiting at the front door at our wedding location upon our arrival speaks volumes. I am just so glad my wife found him! If you want 5 star service for your venue, look no further!

Austin Wedding Officiant Ceremony at Avery RanchMark & JoAnn (Groom’s review) – Avery Ranch

November 2014 – Stephen performed an incredible wedding ceremony for us! He made our wedding ceremony very special. His genuine passion for wedding ceremonies is evident as he officiates with warmth and joy, and humor. We felt as though we had a friend there with us and will never forget how at ease he made us feel. Stephen was responsive and was very helpful in helping us prepare for the ceremony

Mark & JoAnn (Bride’s Review)- Avery Ranch

Officant, bride and groom at the Omni Hotel AustinNovember 2014 – I met Stephen at a bridal expo, instantly bonded with him and knew he would be the person to marry my now husband and I. He is so personable and pleasant to work with! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding day. Stephen was able to assist us in creating our own ceremony. His website is filled with tone of useful information, prayers, readings, vows, you name it, Stephen has an example for it! As I created our ceremony, Stephen was readily available to assist with the flow, wording, and any other questions we had along the way. He is willing to give you any type of ceremony you are looking for! While we weren’t excited about having someone who doesn’t know us perform our wedding ceremony, Stephen took the time to get to know us and was able to make our ceremony very personable and fun! Thanks so much for a wonderful wedding ceremony Stephen!

Phil & Amy – Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

November 2014 – My husband and I were so fortunate to find Stephen when in search for the right person to join us as man and wife. Stephen responded very quickly to our requests, was open Wedding at Gabriel Springs bride groom and Austin officiantabout his schedule, and we even got to Skype when we talked. Stephens’s website provides beautiful words and ideas to make your ceremony your own. We were able to pick and choose what we wanted in the ceremony to make our vows our very own. Stephen was great in reviewing with us our wedding line up and vows as well as giving us pointers on what we should not forget (your marriage license!) The day of the wedding was actually the first day we got to meet Stephen but it did not feel like working with or meeting a stranger at all. Stephen was very easy to work with leading up to our wedding day so on the day of our wedding it was just like seeing an old friend. Stephen made our ceremony special, easy, and short (which is what we wanted). And my husband cried 😉

Sam & Christine – Gabriel Springs Georgetown

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October 2014 – My wife and I were really happy to have found Stephen. From the first phone call we had with him, right down to the big day, he definitely put our minds at ease with his professionalism and good character. He also brought a perfect combination of humor and reverence to the ceremony. It was truly a pleasure working with Stephen and I would give him my highest recommendation.

Guy & Jamie – The Vineyard at Florence

 

 

October 2014 – We liked the reviews for Stephen we found online and were fortunate enough to meet him at a Bridal Expo.  From that first meeting, we were able to easily decide that we had found our Couple-Rob-Korene-The-Page-House.PNGofficiate.  Stephen’s demeanor and personality were exactly the combination we were looking for.  He was able to keep things lighthearted and reverent.  He was always quick to respond to emails and assisted us in making great choices for our ceremony.  The ceremony was excellent and Stephen helped to make sure everything ran smoothly.  He has our highest recommendation for anyone getting married in the Austin area.  Thank you Stephen for our awesome ceremony!  We think you were one of the best decisions for our awesome day. Thanks again!

Rob & Korene – The Page House

October 2014 – Stephen from I Do Ceremonies officiated my sister’s wedding, and my family and I were very pleased with the ceremony. The wedding was very small and intimate, and Stephen did a great job getting to know my sister and brother-in-law so that the ceremony was personal and warm. Great job!

Amy – (Sister of the Bride) Chapel DulcineaBrian & Amber Point Venture Lago Vista

October 2014 – Stephen was great! He has many different options to choose from and made our special day unique to us. He wore clothes to match us and was very professional and courteous. Would highly recommend him being a part of your special day!!!

Thank you for making our day special!!!

Brian & Amber – Point Venture Lago Vista

Review of Austin Officiant wedding at Union on EighthOctober 2014 – Stephen was absolutely amazing! Whether you’re having a traditional ceremony or something more unconventional, I would highly recommend going with I Do Ceremonies. Stephen’s passion for his work shines through in everything he does, from the initial consultation all the way through to the big day. With his input & guidance, we were able to create a beautiful, simple ceremony that fit our personalities perfectly.  Thank you so much for all your help, you made our special day everything we hoped it could be and more. The passion you have for your work is truly inspiring, thank you for all that you do!!!

Craig & Brianna – Union on Eighth

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October 2014 – Stephen helped my husband and I put together the most perfect ceremony! We wanted it to be unique with our own wedding vows and a unity tree planting. Stephen helped us every step of the way and gave us helpful suggestions and ideas. He was quick to respond to our emails and questions, sent us reminders when we were getting close to the wedding date, and was on time to both the rehearsal and the ceremony. On top of his professionalism, Stephen was also very warm and charismatic. His personality and confidence put us at ease during our ceremony and everything went according to plan. He even had water and a hankie ready for our vows and tears! We couldn’t be happier with choosing Stephen to officiate our ceremony!

Ryan & Lisa – Hummingbird House

October 2014 – I was so nervous on the big day. Then, Stephen showed up and made us laugh and seriously eased our nerves!! He was wonderful, and our ceremony was so beautiful! Thank you Stephen. You are truly wonderful!

Andy & Andrea – Vintage Villas Austin

Austin Wedding Officiant Review with Bride and GroomOctober 2014 – Stephen did a fantastic job! I would like to mention he was funny, calm, passionate, and sincere. It was definitely a neat experience and we were happy to find such a great officiant. 🙂

I highly recommend him to everyone in the Austin, Texas area!

Tommaso and Stefanie – Chapel Dulcinea

October 2014  We want to thank you again for performing our wedding ceremony.  We thought you were awesome and our friends and family were very impressed with you!  Stephen was awesome and comes highly recommended! We feel like we hit the wedding officiant jackpot with him! We loved him and our friends and family who attended our wedding raved about him. From the moment we met him to the actual wedding ceremony, we had total and complete confidence in him.

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Planning a wedding ceremony felt very overwhelming. Stephen walks you through the steps and provides a great outline as well as his website, which was an excellent resource. We utilized it quite a bit and appreciated all the content he provided. We were so impressed at how he performed during our wedding ceremony. He spoke loud and clearly (at our outdoor wedding) with a relaxed demeanor and total confidence. Because of this and his expertise in doing this, we felt calm and could trust him to take control and ‘run’ the ceremony. Everything felt easy with him. We loved our wedding ceremony and we owe a huge thank you to Stephen for performing our ceremony flawlessly and helping create such an amazing memory of our wedding day.

Michael & Jennie – Chapel Dulcinea

 

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October 2014 – Although we married in Austin TX, arrangements were made from Australia. We selected I Do Ceremonies after seeing the website, and Stephen could not have been more professional or helpful. He was readily available through email and live video, and his suggestions and advice were key to our final arrangements. He was even able to help us with organizing accommodation (including our wedding dinner) and a first class photographer.
The ceremony was smooth, relaxed and meaningful, just as we wanted, and the only hiccup was my fault; I forgot to bring the Matrimony Certificate! Stephen only saw the funny side of this and sorted the problem out for us the next day, much to our relief and gratitude.
We are very happy that we selected I Do Ceremonies and we think of Stephen as a friend who was a big part of our wonderful wedding day.

Michael & Lynda – Texas State Capitol

Austin Wedding Officiant and couple at Vista on Seward HillOctober 2014 – Stephen was fantastic. He is very personable and his enthusiasm and passion for ceremonies is very evident. He gave us ideas to incorporate into our ceremony and did all the heavy lifting of putting all the pieces together. The day of the wedding he kept the groom calm and relaxed before the ceremony began and was able to incorporate laughter into wedding. All in all I do not know how anyone could have done a better job.

(Just wanted to say thank you again! You were amazing. We had so many compliments about the ceremony and about you. 🙂 Your wife is lovely and so sweet. It was so nice to meet her.)

Scott & Rebecca – The Vista on Seward Hill Austin

Bride groom officiant and owlSeptember 2014 – Steven is a fantastic officiant who uses humor, charm and grace to truly make your wedding an event to remember. He really took his time and helped us create a very unique and personal ceremony. Aside from being a pro at his job he is also a really nice human being. Thanks Steven, we will always be grateful.

Two minutes after meeting Steven we knew he was the only person we wanted to perform our ceremony. He is friendly, charming, funny, understanding and passionate about his job.  He helped us create an amazing ceremony that was truly customized for our family.  No matter what we threw at him (even a live owl flying in the wedding rings) he responded with grace and excitement.  By the big day, we truly felt like we had a good friend performing our ceremony.  If you read this, thank you Steven!

Matt & Chani – Inn at Wild Rose HillAustin Officiant and wedding party at Lakeway Spa

September 2014 – Stephen was great, we couldn’t of picked a better guy to marry us. I would strongly recommend him.  You did a fantastic job. Thanks again Stephen.

Mike & Emily – Lakeway Spa & Resort

September 2014 – “Reverend Simmons was great. He was personable & experienced. His website made it easy for us to create our wedding ceremony. He also had a lot of knowledge when it came to ceremony planning. Our ceremony was beautiful and intimate with his guidance.”Review of Ausitn Officiant by bride and groom

Thank you so much for helping to make our ceremony exactly how we envisioned it.  I got many comments from our guests that our ceremony was one of the most beautiful and emotional they’ve seen. Most of the day was a blur to me, but I remember our ceremony clearly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Olympia & Javier – The Vineyard at Florence

August 2014 – Stephen was awesome. We wanted a quick, fun, non-religious ceremony. Per our request, Stephen kept the ceremony under 15 minutes and managed to Austin wedding officiant bride and groom at Chateau on the Creekget our entire group of guests laughing and in the mood for our reception (our goal) We had a couple of meetings with him prior to the ceremony and he walked us through the process and common ceremony add-ins. He’s near the top for officiants and there’s a really good reason for it. He is perfectly flexible and offers a wide range of experiences and options when crafting a custom ceremony plan. I would recommend him to anyone. When we talked with him, we were both surprised to find that he does this for fun and you can really tell. He’s not trying to make a huge profit from this, He does it all for fun and he made our experience personal and hilarious. His officiating was nothing less than spectacular. The value he provides is only a bonus. At 3 times the price, His ability and personality would have still been a value for us.

Richard & Kelsey – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

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August 2014 – Stephen Simmons was the perfect choice for our minister. He greatly exceeded all of our expectations for our minister/officiant. We only had a couple of months to plan our wedding, so once we found I Do Ceremonies, Mr. Simmons did not have much time to help us plan our perfect ceremony. But he quickly and thoroughly took care of every detail. The I Do Ceremonies website has all the resources you might need to plan your entire ceremony, from marriage license information, to Vow examples, to music choices. (We were even able to cut and paste directly from the examples on the website to put together a ceremony that fit us perfectly.) We highly recommend I Do Ceremonies and Stephen Simmons for your wedding. You will not regret it one bit!  Thank you again for ALLLLL you did for us!  It was all such an amazing experience!  A perfect ceremony for us!  We so appreciate all you did to make it just that!

Todd & Stacy – Twisted Ranch

August 2014 – Stephen Simmons performed an amazing ceremony. He engaged the couple along with the family and friends to be a part of their story. He expressed the couple’s love for one another and was able to truly express how the meaningful the bond of marriage is to be. Beautiful ceremony.

Melanie – Planner for Tara & Quintin – The Mansion in Austin

Wedding at The Mansion Austin officiant and bridal partyAugust 2014 – My daughter got married on August 23rd 2014. After many months of preparations and finding vendors, we had no idea how to search and find a Minister to perform the wedding ceremony. An associate at work recommended the Wedding Officiant Stephen Simmons. My daughter and her fiancé met with Mr. Simmons a few months before their wedding and from the first visit they felt comfortable and new then it was a good fit. After the first visit my daughter called me and said, “mom he was so funny and made us feel so at ease” That was very important to us because on such a beautiful day of our lives we wanted to find a minister that we felt comfortable with. On the day of the rehearsal everything went well and what I thought was very pleasant was the patience that Mr. Simmons had with the wedding party. I felt like it was a job to get the entire wedding party ready for the rehearsal but Mr. Simmons patiently waited until the Wedding coordinator had everyone in place. The wedding day was beautiful and very emotional! Mr. Simmons gave the bride and the groom the opportunity to do whatever they felt comfortable with. The couple decided to say their vows to each other. Their love and emotion was a beautiful experience and was heartfelt. As mom I got the opportunity to share the story that I witnessed, the love between my daughter and now son-in law. What I thought was fantastic, is that Mr. Simmons had a copy of the vows and my story just in case we needed his assistance if we got nervous or for whatever other reason. It was a beautiful ceremony and we will never forget that very special day! Mr. Simmons is highly recommended to anyone for his service and special care!

Cathleen – Mother of the Bride – The Mansion

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August 2014 – Consistent, professional, and reliable officiant who adds the perfect balance of humor and character to your special wedding day. He conducts the ceremony in a way that focuses the attention on the bride and groom’s special requests’ leaving an impressionable memory of their love story. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Tabatha – Bridesmaid  – The Terrace Club

August 2014 – Stephen is a great officiant! He went out of his way to help and did much more than he need to he is truly a blessing and we’re thankful he was our officiant we highly recommend his service!  Thank you for all you did.

Michael & Gina – Gabriel Springs Georgetown

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August 2014 – Stephen is truly amazing! He was friendly, professional, and encouraging from our first encounter until the big day! He delivered an incredible ceremony – there wasn’t a dry eye in the place! As circumstance would have it, he is the cousin of one of my bridesmaids so we were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to stay around awhile and celebrate with us after the ceremony. He came to visit with my new husband and I after the ceremony and he was full of encouragement for us in our journey as husband and wife. He certainly cares deeply for the couples he marries! If you are looking for an officiant who will build a custom ceremony with you, and then deliver it in a powerful and memorable way, Stephen is the guy! His rates are very competitive and affordable as well, which is an added bonus. This one is a no-brainer…pick Stephen as your officiant. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Andrew & Ashley – The Terrace Club

August 2014 – Just wanted to give a little feedback on Stephen. I really can’t say enough good things. We met with him a few months before our ceremony. We wanted a small, very informal Christian ceremony. He listened, asked questions and ultimately delivered EXACTLY what we asked for. Excellent price and service. He was on time and the experience in general was perfect!

John & Lyndsey – Manchaca TX

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July 2014 – Stephen was more than we expected. We had a very short time frame and he pulled our ceremony together in one morning and did a wonderful job. He even helped us with the location! He has a wonderful sense of humor and was extremely pleasant to work with. We did not have a photographer so he asked his sweet wife to take pictures for us. I highly recommend Stephen for your special occasion.

Lanny & Janet – Brushy Creek Park, Cedar Park

July 2014 – Stephen was the perfect fit for us. We emailed him to inquire about his services and he offered to meet my husband and I for dinner with his wife. Needless to say after that dinner we knew he was the one we wanted to marry us. Stephen was very prompt with all of his responses. He would send us a sample ceremony and we would highlight and change what we wanted. Within a few hours we always had a response back from him. Every aspect that we wanted incorporated into our ceremony he wrote it in seamlessly. We could not have been happier with the way our ceremony was planned and executed. Stephen came to visit me before the ceremony even began just to make sure everything was perfect. I think what I liked most about the whole process with him was that his wife was right there beside him even on our wedding day. He really practices what he preaches. I HIGHLY recommend Stephen to any and all of my friends and family!

Bryan & Bari – Natures Point – Lago Vista

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July 2014 – I want you to know just how I really  appreciate all that you did. I could not have asked for a better ceremony. What you wrote was amazing and exactly what was needed!  I am so glad that you fell into our life at the right time!  Thank you for all that you contributed to my special day!

Margo & Steven – Vintage Villas Austin

 

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July 2014 – Stephen did such an amazing job! We ended up booking him a month out from our wedding, is my husband’s pastor ended up not being able to marry us. Our family, our coordinator, our friends, EVERYONE was so impressed with him as were we! We didn’t book him for our rehearsal as it was not in our budget. My coordinator coordinated with him and he gave great instructions on how he officiates. Everything went so smoothly, he executed our ceremony perfectly. We could not be happier with him. You must consider Stephen for your wedding!!
Josh & Sarah – One World Theater Austin

 

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July 2014 – We are so happy we went with I Do Ceremonies for our wedding. Stephen was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We had certain things we wanted to be included in our ceremony and he made sure it all happened. He did such an amazing job, and at our reception guests were commenting on how great he was. Overall we had an incredible experience working with Stephen.J&J – Casa Blanca

 

June 2014 – Stephen was perfect for our wedding! He gave us total creative control over our ceremony script and delivered what we had wanted and created perfectly. He had a lot of suggestions and helpful tips, but ultimately left the ceremony completely up to us. It was important to me to have a ceremony that didn’t come across as cheesy or preachy, and Stephen definitely helped us accomplish that. We had multiple guests ask us about him to recommend to other friends for weddings. Stephen did a great job, and I would definitely recommend him!

Mitch & Brynne – The Vista on Seward Hill

June 2014 – Stephen did a fantastic job!! Our vows and  ceremony were PERFECT! We could not have Wedding officiant groom and bride and hacienda del lagoimagined anything better 🙂  Thank you for making our day so special 🙂

The Reids – Hacienda Del Lago Austin

 

 

 

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June 2014 – Stephen met with us early on to let us know what he needed and what he needed us to do to ensure that our ceremony went exactly according to plan. He was a pleasure to work with and officiated excellently. My wife and I highly recommend him.

Patrick & Maddie – AT&T Conference Center

June 2014 – Our officiant Stephen Simmons was such a great guy and we are so glad we went with him to marry us on our special day. His professionalism, responsiveness, calmness and personality matched just what I was looking for. Someone who was serious during our service and professional yet lightened the mood with laughter for our nerves. We loved his personality and how passionate he was about his job. He wore a tie to match the tuxes which was awesome and he was so great at having the ceremony run so smoothly. He is one of a kind and a sweet and generous family man as well. I loved that about him. He has everything that you’re looking for in an officiant and will perform your wedding to how you would like. I would recommend him to anyone looking for their special day to be perfect.

Sergio & Whitney – Omni Hotel

Austin wedding officiant and couple at the OasisJune 2014 – Beautiful ceremony!  Stephen was great to work with and gave us exactly what we wanted. We didn’t have to worry about a thing!

Harry & Alyse – The Oasis Austin

June 2014 – Stephen did such an amazing job officiating our wedding. He was so easy to work with and really listened to what we wanted when it came to our vows. He has a ton of wedding “templates” to choose from but also collaborates with you if you want to work your own vows into the ceremony. We picked several lines from different templates and also incorporated our own words into the ceremony. Stephen could not have been more open and professional when it came to personalizing our ceremony. I wanted someone I knew to officiate our wedding and I was a bit nervous for someone like Stephen to be the officiant. But once we met with him all that anxiety melted away because Stephen made us feel like we had known him for a while, that’s how easy and personal he is when it comes to his services. I couldn’t have been happier with our ceremony. I highly recommend him for your ceremony.

Justin & Aspen – The Allan House

May 2014 – Stephen Simmons was WONDERFUL!! I must add he was very patient considering us ladies were late walAustin officiant and couple at Ruby Ranchking down the aisle. Our wedding party and wedding guests loved him and had nothing but good things to stay about him. Some of our friends will be going with Stephen for their weddings. We couldn’t have chosen a better minister for our special day!!

Daniel & BrandyRuby Ranch Buda

May 2014 – “Rev. Simmons was wonderful. He was so helpful to my daughter and her groom. He is very professional, organized and a genuine happy person. He was able to give my daughter many option choices and totally allowed her to plan how the ceremony would flow. He is a pleasure to work with and extremely dependable and reassuring to a new couple and this Mother of the Bride.” 

Cheryl (Mother of the Bride) – Cimarron Hills GeorgetownCimmaron Hills Austin Officiant bride and groom

May 2014 – It was such a beautiful ceremony and the most amazing experience. There is not one thing I would do different. Thank you for everything, might be seeing you sometime next September!! My younger brother got engaged during my wedding reception and has already set his date for 2015!!

 PJ & Val – Cimarron Hills Georgetown

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May 2014 – Rev. Simmons, Just a quick thank you for conducting the wedding ceremony for Chrissie and Tom.  You put us all, most importantly Chrissie and Tom, so at ease.  The ceremony was lovely and meaningful and you helped made it a very special event.  As we planned the wedding and reception, it was easy to get caught up in the minutae of flowers, tablecloths, on and on.  But it all boils down to the ceremony itself, that’s what we were all there to witness.

Linda (Mother of the Bride) – Lady Bird Wildflower Center Austin

May 2014 – Stephen Simmons was an incredible officiant! When we first met him, we Austin officiant bride and groom ring ceremonyimmediately knew he was the right person for us and our wedding. He was friendly, easy to get along with, and knowledgeable. He put us at ease with his personality and professionalism. When developing the ceremony, we were constantly in contact with him. He always responded very quickly, iterating on tweaks or changes. For our Rehearsal, our wedding coordinators were very late. Stephen stepped up and ran the rehearsal with ease. Our whole wedding party loved him. The ceremony was beautiful, personal and we received many compliments from friends and family. Stephen even emailed us our marriage certificate after the wedding so we would have it on our Honeymoon. We would highly recommend Stephen to any couple looking for an officiant. (I noticed that you wore a green tie which totally complimented our color scheme. I was so excited when I saw that!! You had just come from another wedding but you remembered our colors. I thought, what a guy!!

Robert and Jennifer – Avery Ranch Country Club Austin

Round Rock wedding ceremony, officiant and coupleApril 2014 – My wife and I are failing to find enough superlatives to express our gratitude and sheer appreciation for Stephen’s service on  our  special day. Allow me to paint the proverbial picture. On April 22, 2014, I walked up to Stephen, who just so happened to be my manager at the time, and requested a day off of work. His smile morphed into a chuckle as he stated “That’s a huge favor given the workload that we’re facing”. I smiled as well, knowing that indeed this statement was an undeniable truth. I went on to explain to him that my fiancé and I were closing on our first house in 3 days and I would like to spend the first night in that home as husband and wife. Again, he looked at me with his infectious smile and said “Not only can you have the day off but if you have not made any arrangements yet I would be honored to marry the two of you myself”. I came home and shared the good news with my (then) fiancé. Needless to say; my wife and I were then faced with the responsibility of putting together a wedding in THREE DAYS. {Stress!!} Stephen walked us through the entire process and kept both us calm. He showed the upmost professionalism even given the fact that we did not email him the wedding proceedings and vows until 3 hours before the actual ceremony… The wedding ceremony went flawlessly!!! Even I was impressed and I was aware of his need for perfection given the fact that I had the pleasure of observing him in his day job. In the interest of brevity, I will wrap this review up by saying that not only is Stephen an excellent wedding officiant but a great man as well. I would recommend him to family, friends, and if/when my wife and I renew our vows….Stephen we WILL be calling you!!!!

Travis – Round Rock, TX

Wedding Vows Austin wedding officiant bride and groomApril 2014 – Hi Stephen,  just wanted to thank you so much for your services on our wedding day. You made it very comfortable (even though it was freezing cold and windy) and we really enjoyed having you as our officiant. Honestly, I feel that your prices were so reasonable and you were so open to making our ceremony about us instead of cookie cutter it made my wedding planning just that much easier knowing that you were going to perform the ceremony. Thank you for getting our license and paperwork back to us so quickly without any hassle at all.  I just wanted to share a few photos from our ceremony and send a thank you email to let you know how appreciative we are. Thank you,

Mr. and Mrs. Frost – Chapel Dulcinea Austin

April 2014 – Stephen was fantastic in helping us develop our ceremony and in providing us with all the information and ideas we need to make it unique, fun, and memorable. We strongly recommend him for any kind of wedding since he will easily adapt to the couples needs. My wife was extremely pleased with the results and in the end that was all that mattered. Thanks Stephen for making this day so awesome for us!

Bartosz & Katie – Green Pastures Austin

Chateau Bellevue Austin wedding officiant and coupleApril 2014 – I first met Stephen at a Bridal Expo in Austin, TX.  First impressions are so important and Stephen gave me a great first impression in our initial meeting.  He was very easy to talk to and answered all of my questions thoroughly.  I loved his enthusiasm for what he did and for ensuring that our day was all about us!  I made up my mind that day that I wanted him to be my wedding Officiant.

Whether it is through email communications, phone or in-person meetings, Stephen is always professional while being warm and caring.  He came to our first sit down meeting in a suit which I did not expect but totally appreciated.  During this initial meeting, Stephen walked us through a very detailed presentation of the ceremony and rehearsal dinner.  He gave me all the tools to plan it out myself but always offered to assist if I needed.  He always made me feel from day 1 that this would be a very seamless process and he delivered on this throughout the planning.

My rehearsal had some drama (nothing to do with Stephen) but Stephen made sure that everything to do with the ceremony was taken care of.  He took charge when needed and allowed me to also take charge when I felt it was appropriate.  He absolutely succeeded on his mission to make sure I was not stressed and everything was well planned out.  When the big day arrived I was so grateful for all of his hard work that I invited Stephen and his beautiful wife to stay and attend the Reception.  They graciously accepted which was very nice and were able to join in on the fun!

I have already referred two other brides to Stephen.  One of them got married before me and she had nothing but rave reviews about Stephen.  The other actually worked at the venue where I got married and was very impressed with his work.  Thank you Stephen!

Cory and Jenna  – Chateau Bellevue Austin

Austin Officiant bride and groom at vista on seward hillMarch 2014 – Don’t hesitate to have Stephen do the ceremony at your wedding. 5 minutes after we met with him, we called him back to book. He did an amazing job at the ceremony, we even incorporated several special traditions into it with no problem. He is extremely flexible, lets you create your own wording for everything, and also provides complete outlines as examples that you can simply cut and paste or add to make it truly your own. He is always quick to respond with phone calls, text, and or emails. Our ceremony was about 25 minutes, kinda long, but that’s what we wanted and Stephen never disagreed, just performed it without a hitch, even adding a couple funny remarks to help break the nervous energy we had. Everyone loved how the ceremony went, and we owe that to Stephen without a doubt. With all the other things to take care of for a wedding, let Stephen put your mind at ease as he did ours. He even mails your marriage certificate out for you, one less thing to worry about.  Thanks again Stephen!

William & Arshia The Vista On Seward Hill Austin

March 2014 – Stephen was AH-MAZING!! He was very flexible and has such great ideas for creating a Austin Wedding Officiant and couple at Hacienda Del Lagoone-of-a-kind ceremony experience. We found the wine box ceremony as an alternative unity ceremony idea on his site and still have our guests raving about how romantic and sweet it was. So glad you had alternate ceremony ideas on your site, it made our day that much more special!! We were more than pleased with Stephen’s personality as we wanted to include some traditional elements while still staying true to the laid-back, fun people we are, and he really helped bring everything together while still keeping the ceremony light with moments of laughter. He has so many great sample ideas of ceremonies on his site that it makes it so incredibly easy to build your own ceremony (if you so choose, he also offers to build one around your taste). From the very first phone call I had with Stephen, I knew he was the man to marry us, and I couldn’t be happier with the way everything came together, we were in such good hands. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

People are still raving how much they enjoyed both you and the ceremony, especially the wine box ceremony and how awesome of an idea it is! So glad you had alternate ceremony ideas on your site, it made our day that much more special!!

Best! Bri – Hacienda Del Lago AustinAustin wedding officiant bride and groom at Kindred Oaks

March 2014 – Stephen did a great job officiating our wedding.  He had such a graceful presence. He knew how to put a smile on everyone’s faces. The whole wedding party loved him. I couldn’t ask for a better person to marry us.

Josh & Rochelle – Kindred Oaks Georgetown

 

Kali-Kate Austin wedding ceremony officiant and coupleMarch 2014 – We could not be more happy with our decision to have Stephen be our officiant at our wedding. Stephen is awesome! We highly recommend him and his services!

Kelly & Tim – Kali-Kate Buda

 

 

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March 2014 – We wanted to say Thank you so much for making our special day so perfect! Richard and I are so grateful for everything you did and how much you helped our wedding run smoothly 🙂 I will be filling out surveys and spreading the word about just how great you are!  Again thank you so much for the bottom of my heart!

Richard & Maria – Gabriel Springs Georgetown

March 2014 – We were very happy with Stephen. He is very easy to work with and personable. His web site has everything you need to create a wonderful ceremony. We put ours together 7 days before the wedding and Stephen was very quick with sending us a final draft. He has a wonderful positive energy at the alter and helped us to be calm and happy. I highly recommend him and feel like he was a gift from God on this very important day. Thank you, thank you Stephen.

Lydia & John – Steiner Ranch Austin

Austin Officiant Review bride and groom at Chapel DulcineaMarch 2014 – Rev. Simmons was awesome! We would recommend him in a heartbeat. He is very nice, friendly, easy to work with, and professional. He was very accommodating and performed a beautiful ceremony that was customized exactly the way we wanted it. Thank you so much Rev. Simmons!!

Jessica & Wilson – Chapel Dulcinea Austin

March 2014 – We wanted a very short, but memorable service. Stephen visited with us beforehand to determine what would work for us. His website has a lot of options, designed to meet the needs of most (if not all) couples. He was right on time, though we ran a little late because of guests traveling in for the wedding. The ceremony was great, and conveyed exactly the feelings we were looking for. We would highly recommend Stephen if you are looking for someone to officiate a traditional, or non traditional exchange of vows.

Ben and Julie – Austin, TX

March 2014 – I can’t begin to thank Stephen enough for all he did to make our wedding day special!!! The Georgetown Wedding Officiant and couplefirst time we met Stephen  we knew that he would be the one for our wedding! He was knowledgeable, personable, flexible, and professional. Stephen communicated with me on a daily basis as I took on the challenge of planning a wedding! Stephen provided me with so many ideas of what we could do to make our wedding special. The ceremony was truly ours as he incorporated beautiful words about our children and the meaning of family, and the family prayer was amazing!!! Our family and friends were in high praises of our officiant! He truly became an intricate part of our wedding day! I can’t imagine the day without him!

Matt & Nicole – Grace Heritage Center – Georgetown

March 2014 – Rev. Simmons was polite, professional, encouraging, and organized. He made sure that our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. His website contains many great resources for couples to design their own, unique ceremony. Thank you Rev. Simmons for making our special day amazing!!

Ian & Amanda – Lady Bird Wildflower Center Austin

Chapel Dulcinea Austin wedding ceremony officiant and coupleMarch 2014 – I would highly recommend Stephen. He did a wonderful job officiating our wedding and helped us create a personalized and meaningful ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. We planned the entire wedding from out of state, and Stephen was very responsive via email and phone. It was extremely helpful having such a responsive officiant with so many great online resources.

Amber & Ben – Chapel Dulcinea Austin

February 2014 – Stephen Simmons was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding. He is extremely professional, friendly, prompt and open to whatever wedding needs you have. He also conducts rehearsals and makes sure everyone in your bridal party understands what they will need to do on the big day. My husband and I cannot say better things about Stephen and our experience with him. He has a natural charm and makes everyone feel at ease with his charismatic personality and passion for his work. If you are looking for someone to give you the perfect ceremony without any stress or worries, Stephen is your man.

Justin & Irisa – Creekside at Driftwood 

Creekside at Driftwood Austin wedding ceremony officiant and coupleFebruary 2014 – Stephen did a fantastic job. He was always on time, understanding, informative and very well prepared. His website was very helpful in our ceremony planning and he walked us through everything at the rehearsal and was extremely helpful in getting everyone organized on the big day. I would highly recommend Stephen Simmons to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

Justin – Creekside in Driftwood

 

Austin officiant and groom smiling at brideJanuary 2014 – He was so amazing!!! I highly recommend him. 

Liam & Erica- Barr Mansion Austin

 

 

 

Round Rock wedding ceremony at Chateau on the Creek, officiant and coupleJanuary 2014 – Stephen is super cool! From the moment we met him we knew we wanted him to marry us. He was very personable and easy to work. He was always able to accommodate us with our busy schedules, from our first consultation to the rehearsal. We discussed the vision we wanted for our wedding and he brought it together perfectly. He put together a superb blend of thoughtful, spiritual and light-hearted messages. We received so many compliments from our guests about how well he performed our ceremony. We feel so blessed and thankful to have had him perform our wedding. Thanks again Stephen!

Troy & Tracy – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

January 2014 – Mr. Simmons was perfect for what we were looking for! Such a super nice guy and agreed to a simple short wedding without all the bells & whistles. On time and available last minute, what more could you ask for? Just great, thank you for making this experience an easy one!Austin Area Wedding Minister and couple exchanging rings

Cody & Karri – 360 Bridge & Lake view Austin

December 2013 – Stephen helped the entire process of planning with his  help and feedback on the c eremony to getting us all of the information we  needed to get our marriage license.

Jessica & Jon – YMCA Cedar Park

Pecan Springs Ranch Bride Groom Officiant after the weddingDecember 2013 – Stephen Simmons assisted my daughter and son-in-law in writing their vows, which  were beautiful. Thank you Stephen for helping to make this day extra special for them, and for all of us!

Cody & Lisa – Pecan Springs Ranch

December 2013 – First,  I want to say I don’t normally write reviews but because Stephen Simmons surpassed every expectation we had, I felt I needed to make a post. My fiance was very picky about who was going to marry us even though I had previously corresponded with Stephen and felt he would be a good match for us. Stephen met with us about 2 weeks before our wedding to discuss how he could help us make our day the best ever. He discussed Austin Area Wedding Minister and couple exchanging vowsthe different ceremony options with us and let us know that we also had the freedom to use our own words in the ceremony. The point is, he gave us choices. He was very nice and professional. After we left, I asked my fiancé how he liked Stephen and he said he was perfect. I agreed! I emailed a copy of how we wanted our ceremony to read and Stephen couldn’t have done a better job on our wedding day. On top of that, he showed up to our ceremony almost 30 minutes early. He was wearing a beautiful tie in our chosen wedding color. All I can say is we were extremely pleased with him! He did exactly as we asked and more. I can’t recommend him enough! You will not be disappointed. You can trust he will show up on time, prepared, dressed nice and with a big smile. I’m not sure if Stephen is going to read this but if he is I want to say, THANK YOU!!!!

Allison & Jeff – The Villas at Lake Travis Austin

December 2013 – He was early enough to be at the place at the same time we got there. He was flexible and really sweet! He’s really helpful and laid back too! I suggest Stephen to anyone needing a wedding officiant! He was outstanding!

Darrian & Brittney – Capitol of Texas 360 Bridge Overlook Austin

Austin Area Minister wedding ceremony with the couple November 2013 – I met and signed Stephen as my officiant for my wedding the same day I saw him. He was very accommodating and incredibly flexible. He was always available to help on planning the ceremony. He was also able to pi ck up on our personality style. Having him as my officiant was one of the best highlights of the wedding ceremony.

Steven & Shadiya – Antebellum Oaks Austin

Parkside Restaurant Wedding ceremony, Austin Area Minister and the couple

Courtesy of Austin Imagery

November 2013 – We selected Stephen as our officiant for our wedding and are so pleased that we did! When we first met for the consultation, he really made us feel comfortable and totally at ease with the process – talking us through each step and patiently answering any of our questions. When he started impersonating the minister in Princess Bride, we knew he’d be awesome! His website provides a wealth of great information and he helped us fine tune each part of the ceremony to truly reflect us as a couple. He was prompt, on time and responsive, and I’d recommend him to anyone!

Jesse & Danielle – Parkside Restaurant Austin

Bride and Groom Lou Neff Point AustinNovember 2013 – Stephen was an excellent officiant and very open to our ideas and wants. We had a simple ceremony but customised it to what we wanted. Stephen was very helpful in providing an outline that we could use to make the wedding our own. The ceremony itself was fun and we appreciated Stephen’s jovial nature.

R & D – Lou Neff Point Austin

November 2013 – We loved Stephen. We were going to originally use a Justice of the Peace. I reached out to Stephen, and we ended up meeting up with him, and we were so glad. There was so much planning to do for the ceremony that the JoP wouldn’t have helped us with. Stephen walked through the ceremony with us, gave us ideas, and answered all of our questions. He was always quick to respond to emails as well, which we appreciated. He did a good job at the ceremony and our we received good feedback on him from our guests as well. All in all I would definitely recommend Stephen for your wedding. He’ll guide you but will let you choose exactly how you want your ceremony to be.

David & Amanda- Green Pastures Austin

Texas Old Town wedding, officiant and the coupleOctober 2013 – We chose Stephen to be our officiant a few months before our wedding, and from the first time we met I knew we were in good hands! Stephen assured us he would help us create a meaningful, personal, and fun ceremony. And he delivered on every promise! Stephen’s website has so many helpful resources and examples of wedding ceremonies that came in handy when my husband and I were putting together our ceremony. Stephen was always on top of things and made sure we got our marriage license on time, and he kept it from the rehearsal to the wedding day to make sure we didn’t forget it! During our ceremony Stephen made my husband and I feel at ease from the nervousness and excitement. We got so many compliments about our per sonal and touching ceremony. We are still getting compliments on what a wonderful job Stephen did with our wedding ceremony! I, unfortunately, hired an awful day of coordinator which was evident during our rehearsal. I let all my wedding party and family know that if Stephen says something, his word goes- not our awful day of coordinator. I cannot recommend Stephen enough! Do yourself a favor and choose Stephen as your officiant!

Chris & Halima – Texas Old Town Kyle

October 2013 – Reverend Simmons far exceeded my expectations of his role in my daughter’s wedding. He listened to her and her (now husband’s) plans and went far above what was asked of him. He was very flexible when a tragic event happened just 3 days before the wedding and adjusted his ministry accordingly and with compassion. Every single one of my guests commented on how wonderful the service was. I would definitely recommend him to any person seeking an officiant for their vows. I hope to use his services again.

Parent of the Bride – Patricia – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

October 2013 – My husband and I got married with Stephen Simmons as our Officiant/Minister and he was a wonderful! We Austin Riverboat Wedding Ceremonycouldn’t have hoped for a better minister for our ceremony. From our first meeting with him I could tell he was exactly what we were looking for. He was very flexible and willing to accommodate all of our requests. His replies to us were always fast and helpful. His website was a wealth of knowledge and resources as well, and with that and his expertise, it helped us to create the perfect ceremony. His prices were extremely fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend Stephen to any couples looking for a professional, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly officiant/minister for their wedding!

Jessica & William – Lone Star Riverboat Austin

October 2013 – Reverend Simmons was absolutely incredible. I cannot more highly recommend his services and say what an amazing man he is. From the first meeting to a follow up after our wedding, he was always available and so very helpful. We met Rev. Simmons at an open house at Chateau on the Creek and my husband and I were very impressed by what he offered. We chose to meet one on one later so we could get to know each other and delve into details how Rev. Simmons would make our most special day a reaChateau on the Creek Round Rock wedding ceremonylity. Rev. Simmons’ website is EXTREMELY user friendly – allowing the bride and groom to plan from the first moment of the ceremony to the end. He offers a wide range of ceremony wording, readings, unity ceremonies, ring exchange ceremonies and helps with vows should you not want to write your own. We heard from him very often as he checked in and lent assistance. Last minute life events occurred and I called Rev. Simmons 2 days before the wedding make slight changes. All of which were incorporated and made perfect. I highly recommend Rev. Simmons’ services to anyone getting married. His pricing is extremely fair, especially for the outstanding work he provides. When my husband was having a hard time getting through his vows (which Rev Simmons printed and provided) he lightened the mood allowing my husband to finish strong.My nani – a devote Catholic – later told us Rev. Simmons did a better job than she could have dreamed her priest would have done. A true compliment and accolade. I suggest just to meet with Rev. Simmons or visit his website if you’re looking for an officiant. You will not be disappointed.

Darlena & Dustin – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

Round Rock Officiant Rope Ceremony with bride and groomOctober 2013 – My husband and I are so blessed to have had Rev. Stephen Simmons as our minister/officiant for our October 20th wedding. After meeting him for the first time, we knew that he would help to make our wedding day special. What we valued most during our planning process was Rev. Simmons’ dependability, flexibility, service-oriented attitude, and professionalism. Rev. Simmons gave us an exciting opportunity to write our own vows and tailor the ceremony to fit our personalities. Our beautiful wedding came to fruition thanks to the help of Rev. Simmons. We greatly appreciate his care, compassion, and his sentiment toward making our wedding ceremony all that we desired it to be. Thank you Rev. Simmons!

Kayla & Ben – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

Hearing Impaired Wedding Ceremony at Vintage Villas

Hearing Impaired Ceremony

October 2013 – Stephen Simmons brought to our ceremony a personal reflection of our relationship that no other service could provide. The ceremony was beautiful and he did an excellent job. Everyone really enjoyed him! He was very personable and very easy to work with. Stephen Simmons was very organized and professional throughout the process. Charlie and I were so happy to find Stephen Simmons to officiate our ceremony. We highly recommend Stephen Simmons!

Charlie & Allison – Vintage Villa Austin

 

Round Rock Wedding Officiant bride and groom
October 2013 – “Mr. Stephen Simmons, the ceremony was beautiful & everything we dreamed of. You have made a day full of memories & family even more memorable by your caring, thoughtful, & loving words.  you knew how to personalize it & have fun, all of which Johnathan & I appreciate.  In short, you were WONDERFUL!!  Thank you.

Johnathan & Michelle – Gabriel Springs Georgetown

Austin Wedding Officiant Bride and GroomSeptember 2013 – Stephen was very helpful and personable during the whole process of our engagement and wedding. He guided my husband and I on what to do, and how to do it. I thought the website was extremely helpful, since it has so many examples and suggestions from other ceremonies. I would definitely recommend him.

Pete & Haley – Schwertner Ranch Salado

 

Austin Wedding Officiant Bride and Groom

Courtesy of Andy Sams Photography

September 2013 – Stephen did a fantastic job at our wedding. He is very helpful with any wedding questions you might have, he even helps with your coordinating and timing of groomsmen and bridesmaids which can be very helpful! He provided us with a heartfelt ceremony that we will remember forever. We have gotten many compliments on how great he was from our family members as well. We would highly recommend Stephen to anyone in need of an officiant.

Rachel & Mike – Texas Women’s Federation Austin

September 2013 – Stephen was awesome! His website allows you to mix n match your whole ceremony. So whether you are religious or not he is perfect for you and affordable too! My now husband got really nervous right before he walked to the altar. He ask Stephen and his best man to keep him on even keel. His best man helped but he would never have made it thru the ceremony w/o Stephen. Every time he would see hubby starting to lose it he would make a joke or do something to bring him back. I am not religious and was very apprehensive about choosing an officiant. We didn’t want someone who would pressure us toward a religious ceremony. And Stephen was perfect, he asked if we wanted traditional or religious ceremony, once we answered it was never spoken of again. He made us feel really comfortable the entire way through.

Tessa & Jason – Vista on Seward Hill Austin

Vineyard at Florence Wedding Ceremony, Officiant, Bride and Groom
September 2013 
– Stephen was very professional and encouraging with us throughout all of the time leading up to and during the wedding. He made it feel very special and personal (he even matched our color theme). We would recommend him to any couple looking to add a special touch to their ceremony!

Andrew & Jennifer – Star Ranch Hutto

 

Austin Wedding Officiant Bride Groom at Ranch House at Teravista

Photo courtesy of Clark Patterson Photography

September 2013 – Stephen was GREAT! Any questions or suggestions, he is there. He’ll even help with the ceremony online. He even dressed to match the wedding colors. Very professional. I loved him.

Paul & Desiree – The Ranch House at Teravista

 

 

 

Wedding officiant bride and groom at Chateau on the CreekAugust 2013 – Stephen did a wonderful job as our officiant. He was professional, yet still had a good sense of humor as to fit our lightheartedness. He was quick to respond to questions and very flexible with our requests (even the few that may have been a little extreme). He was very well spoken and no doubt knew his material very well. 

Casey & Caitlin – Chateau on the Creek Round Rock

August 2013 – Stephen Simmons made our wedding ceremony so beautiful. My husband and I decided on our wedding date ONE WEEK in advance! We didn’t get into contact with Rev. Simmons until four days prior to our wedding. He was available and easy to get a hold of. His website is so helpful too and really well organized. We didn’t have time to meet up with Rev. Simmons beforehand and primarily used the site to plan our whole ceremony. On the day of the event Rev. Simmons was early! My husband and I didn’t really know how everything was supposed to go but rev. Simmons stepped up and eased our minds and organized our chaotic bridal party. After the ceremony we got so many compliments. Many said it was the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony they have ever attended. You will not go wrong with Rev. Simmons. He was a true blessing on our wedding day! Definitely 5 stars!

Brandon & Katie – House on the Hill Austin

July 2013 – I can’t even begin to say how happy I am that we chose Stephen to perform our ceremony! He provided helpful information and samples of everything needed to help make our special day exactly that….special. It was a simple process from the very start. He always stayed just an email or phone call away and I was always at ease knowing that he had everything in control. He showed up on time and made me feel like I had known him for years. He even wore a matching tie for our wedding colors. He was extremely professional, sharply dressed, well spoken and had a warm smile. He truly made my day special and I can’t imagine it being anything more than what it was! I highly recommend him to anyone searching for someone to perform their ceremony. 🙂

Rachel & Sam – Copperas Cove

25th Wedding Anniversary Vow RenewalJuly 2013 – Stephen officiated over the renewal of our vows to celebrate our 25th anniversary and we couldn’t be happier with the ceremony. Stephen personalized the service, offered suggestions and truly made it special. I would highly recommend him for your special event. You will not be disappointed! Thanks again Stephen!

Jim & Maureen – Round Rock

June 2013 – Stephen was extremely organized and professional. It was very evident that he cared about the service he provided, as well as us! He did a wonderful job, and I received many comments throughout my reception about how much they enjoyed our ceremony.

Heather & Patrick – Chapel Dulcinea Austin

San Gabriel Park WeddingJune 2013 –We were so blessed to find Stephen! On very short notice he was able to create a beautiful, customized wedding outline for us. Stephen’s voice during our ceremony was genuine, fun, and definitely not monotone. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding, and truly making it special and memorable for us! With great thanks,

Heath and Ashley – Sunken Garden Georgetown

 

Austin officiant bride and groomJune 2013 – When planning for our wedding we went and interviewed Stephen, we were so happy with him we didn’t even bother looking for other options. He was very detailed and thorough, yet has an artistic customizable approach to let us decide on exactly how we wanted the ceremony to play out. He had lots of examples from which we could change the wording or add to, I also loved the marriage acrostics he did for us, It was so great I will be framing it to keep.  He even emailed reminders about getting our Wedding License and checked up on us periodically to see if we needed help with the ceremony or anything about the wedding in general. His delivery was energetic, charismatic, and articulate and made our ceremony reflect directly on our relationship. Thank you so much for making our ceremony one of a kind, we couldn’t have been happier!

Kirstie & Grayson – The Vineyard at Florence 

Austin Wedding Ceremony Ring Exchange at Green PasturesJune 2013 – We were so lucky to find Stephen. He made the whole process so easy and took the time to answer all our questions. His website was so well laid out and helped me easily create our wedding outline. He was wonderful the day before the wedding walking us through it all and the day of he took care of us kept the ceremony light and fun. If I changed anything about my wedding it would NOT be Stephen. Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

Eric and Allison – Green Pastures Austin

Austin officiant bride and groomJune 2013 – We are so grateful to have found Stephen to be our officiant for our wedding ceremony! He helped us every step of the way on creating our ceremony to be one of a kind for us. My husband is in the US Army and Stephen went above and beyond to recognize him and the other members of the Military at our wedding and he also did.an amazing job of incorporating my 6 year old son into our ceremony. He was wonderful the day before the wedding, helping us get organized and the day of the wedding couldn’t have gone any better.  Our ceremony was so touching; we felt like we had known Stephen for a very long time. We would recommend Stephen to anyone. Thank you for being a part of our special day and making it so special and memorable!

Jennifer and Christopher – Texas Old Town Kyle

Austin Officiant Review Military Wedding at Chateau on the Creek Round RockApril 2013 – It’s not often people bring up the Officiant when talking about how great a wedding was, but that’s the case with my wedding. Mr Simmons made the entire experience from planning to “I DO” the most entertaining and easy experience. I’d recommend him to any couples who are looking for the perfect addition to their wedding.

Ludie & Kane – Chateau on the Creek

March 2013 –Reverend Simmons provided us with the most beautiful vows. He was absolutely wonderful! In the weeks prior to our wedding he was responsive to all questions & concerns. His website was also a life saver. My husband and I had no clue how the order of ceremony operations went and were very nervous. We wanted our day to be perfect and it was!!! I would highly recommend Reverend Simmons.

Alexis & John – Chapel Dulcinea Austin

Pecan Springs WeddingFebruary 2013 -Mr. Stephen Simmons is amazing!! You will not go wrong choosing him as your officiant! I contacted him a little late as it was the end of December and my wedding was in February. Luckily Stephen was available and we scheduled a consultation. In first meeting him, we were late of course, he was very professional and had a huge smile on his face. He went over his services and made sure we asked any questions we needed to. We went home to review his website where he has sample ceremonies and found the perfect one! We added some of our own personal touches. On our wedding day, everything was perfect! Stephen was on time and ready to go. The ceremony was beautiful! My husband, Adam was a little emotional and Stephen took out his handkerchief and gave it to him. It was so sweet! His actions and his overall personality was great, it was like we had known him for years!!! I received so many compliments from all my guests! I can’t stress enough how awesome he is, if I wrote about every single detail I’d be here all day! But believe me, Stephen is truly a blessing and we couldn’t have been any happier! We will never forget our special day!!!

Traci & Adam – Pecan Springs Ranch  Austin

To all couples looking for a wedding officiant, Choosing a wedding officiant is such a key decision in your wedding planning process.  That will set the whole tone for your ceremony.  Stephen Simmons is on my Preferred Vendor’s List for the wedding venue I own and he has performed many ceremonies at my site.  I highly recommend him!  He works very closely with each of my couples and keeps their own personalities in mind.  As he consults with my couples he discovers their interests as well as important things to them in their relationships and incorporates this into their ceremonies.  He makes all of the ceremonies very personal to each couple and provides an intimate time for them to share with their guests.  He’s even gone so far as to match his attire with the wedding colors the bride has chosen (I’ve even seen him purchase black and white converse shoes to match the groom and groomsmen!).  You will enjoy getting to know Stephen as you work with him and you will not be disappointed that you chose him to do your ceremony.  Good luck in your wedding plans and blessing to you in your future together.

Kathy Hunt Owner, Chateau on the Creek – Round Rock, Texas 

Lago Vista outdoor Wedding Ceremony, officiant, bride and groomPrior to our wedding in April of 2011, my bride-to-be Aaren combed the internet to find wedding officiants and for our upcoming nuptials and she found Stephen.  Admittedly, I was a little nervous about having a stranger perform the ceremony. Those fears were quickly allayed when we met with Stephen in person about a week later.  Stephen not only took the time to get to know us and talk about our relationship, but he was very open and sharing about his experiences with other brides and grooms as well as his own wife and family.    Stephen has a very unique perspective and clear understanding of what makes a successful marriage, and spending just a few hours with him before our ceremony was very enlightening.  Stephen was even gracious enough to offer us counseling in the future if we wanted it.  One other thing we really liked about Stephen was his flexibility—he was very accommodating in guiding the ceremony how WE wanted. As far as the ceremony itself, Stephen was once again a stellar performer.  He showed up well ahead of time (despite horrible Friday evening traffic), well dressed, and well prepared.  My only regret is that Stephen couldn’t stay for the reception because he had a family obligation…we wished he could have celebrated more with us. I would highly recommend Stephen to any couple that seeks a professional, courteous, and personable wedding officiant at a very affordable rate.

Sincerely, Don and Aaren – Mayfield Park Wedding Venue, Austin, TX

Lago Vista outdoor Wedding Ceremony, officiant, bride and groomMay 2011 – We are pleased to unequivocally recommend Pastor Stephen Simmons as your wedding officiant.  Stephen will provide the optimum balance of levity and solemnness. His demeanor suits his avocation as an officiant perfectly. In the days after the wedding, post time to reflect, you will be very pleased with your decision.

Cordially, Gayle and Tadd – Casa De Lago, Lago Vista, TX

July 2008. We know Stephen worked diligently to ensure that our ceremony was personal, catered to our wishes, and meaningful to everyone in attendance.  We loved the salt ceremony portion of the service and cherish the reminder of the vows we took each time we look at the bottle. We have no doubt that Stephen will do a tremendous job for anyone who selects him to officiate their wedding ceremony.  With so many decisions being made in the planning of a wedding and all the stress that goes along with it, this is one decision you won’t have to worry about. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

Richard and Tracy –  The Antique Rose Emporium, Brenham, TX

October 2005 Isaac and Nichole – Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Round Rock 

March 2005 – It was so amazing to have Reverend Simmons officiate our wedding.  Our day was definitely enhanced by his class, confidence, knowledge and graceful tact at organizing and leading our day.  Our wedding was outside and we were not sure of exactly how the order of the ceremony should go.   He came and was able to quietly guide us with tips and suggestions that not only eased our excited/anxious minds but allowed the flow to turn out so smooth that it felt effortless.  Several of our guests commented on the tender beauty and sweetness of the day.  Reverend Simmons helped make our day one we remember with great fondness.  His sincerity and respect for the institution of marriage and the sacredness of the ceremony was felt not only by my wife and me but our guests as well.

James & Tracy – Fredericksburg, TX