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Our officiant was Rev. Rick and he made the process extremely easy. He mapped out all of the legal requirements so we didn't have anything to worry about...even how to go about changing my name and links to various services to help. The ceremony was personalized and he was willing to work closely with us to make it just right. He was caring, professional and flexible. We couldn't ask for anything more. He was great!
Pastor Brian did a wonderful job!! He was great to work with. The ceremony was beautiful :)
Pastor Brian was more than we could have wished for on our special day. He was professional, friendly and prepared. He ensured the ceremony was perfect and impressed us every step of the way. He had fantastic recommendations for us during the planning phase and we could not be happier with the way things turned out. We highly recommend Pastor Brian for your big day! Thank You!
We used Glynn Fergusen for our November wedding ceremony and he did an amazing job. We were able to tailor our wedding to our exact preferences, and make it a unique and personal ceremony. Glynn is a very personable, charismatic, and funny guy. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for officiant services for their wedding!
Reverend Rick Lackore made our wedding day just perfect! He was professional, and helped make our rehearsal the night before the wedding stress-free and quick! He was responsive and available for any questions/concerns that came up. I would highly recommend using him as your officiant
Your smile, laugh and great personality helped put my husband and I at ease on our special day. Thank you so much for being a part of it!
We contacted several vendors to conduct the services for our wedding ceremony. Sensational Ceremonies responded promptly to our inquiries and we were immediately referred to Rev. Rick Lackore who services the Tampa area. He handled the business end of it in a very professional manner. However, after deciding to meet with him we knew Rev. Rick was the only one we would want to conduct the service and set the tone for our ceremony. Rev. Rick was wonderful! He was a professional with a very personal touch! Sensational Ceremonies has so many options to choose from so your wedding can literally be written and personalized to your individual needs and wishes. But Rev. Rick was not only perfect to conduct my ceremony, he also took charge when the location vendor was late getting started. He looked out for our best interest knowing that, as the bride and groom, we were anxious to get the ceremony started promptly. Rev. Rick was WONDERFUL! We not only would recommend Sensational Ceremonies to everyone but we will also be utilizing their services for two more upcoming weddings in our family!
My husband and I had an amazing ceremony thanks to Rev Rick Lackore! We would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant. Rev Rick made the entire process a breeze from our first meeting to officially receiving our marriage license in the mail. He is such a sweet and caring person. Even when my husband and I were nervously fumbling in front of everyone at our ceremony, he knew the right things to say to keep everyone smiling and relaxed. I could not have asked for a better officiant! :)
Rick Lackore with Sensational Ceremonies did an amazing job at our Florida Aquarium wedding, hands down. From the get-go, he was very quick to respond to emails about our wedding and other questions we had. It was nice meeting him in person to go over the details of the wedding beforehand and have him go over how we could custom-design our own wedding. He truly made me feel calm and collected on our wedding day when I felt like my nerves were going to get the best of me. I can't thank him enough for making our wedding night so special and intimate. I would highly recommend Reverend Lackore to anyone getting married in the area!
Rev Rick Lackore was absolutely the best. My wife and I planned a very small, very short notice wedding because we didn't want big and that's what worked best for our schedule. Rev Rick was super accommodating. From the first phone conversations he was a delight and genuinely interested in our day and our happiness. He worked with us on the ceremonies words and was very easy to coordinate and work with. Rev Rick was punctual and presented a professional appearance. He was very organized and experienced and made the whole process and ceremony a breeze. Plus, he was all smiles and really made us feel at ease and comfortable despite such a short acquaintance. As a bonus, he was friends with our photographer Jill Kelly (also fabulous) which made our small little ceremony party seem very intimate. We would absolutely recommend Rev Rick.
Reverend Rick Lackore served as the officiant at our wedding. He came recommended to me by my photographer as being “the best of the best.” I most certainly agree. He did a wonderful job of making sure he went over every single detail for the most important part of our day. He was always quick to reply to any questions I had, he made the ceremony feel very personal, and he was a calming presence when we were filled with nervousness. During the rehearsal, he really made sure that we were comfortable and confident in what we had to do. He reminded us that if we stumble or forget anything at all, he would be there to remind us or repeat what we needed to do away from the microphone so it would be as unnoticeable as possible. Another thing that meant a lot was that he stepped out of the way for important photos such as our first kiss as husband and wife. He is a true professional, but he also makes sure every aspect of the day is personal for you. Everyone loved Rev. Rick at the wedding and we couldn’t have asked for more! I highly recommend him to make your day extra special.
Rev Rick was our officiant and he went above and beyond to make our little ceremony perfect. It was the most perfect day and he made us feel so comfortable. I can't put into words the joy of our day and we are glad he was apart of it
Pastor Chris Thomas was absolutely wonderful to work with!! He was professional, outgoing, well-spoken, respectful, knowledgeable, and absolutely hilarious, making the process behind creating our wedding ceremony words so much more fun and easy! He extended beyond his duties of just being our officiant by taking the time to visit with us and get to know us on a personal level, which was something extremely important to us, given his role in bringing us together as one. My husband and I are not religious, we're more spiritual, and one of our biggest concerns was if we could find someone who would be okay with those circumstances; Chris completely understood and respected our wishes to keep religion out of our ceremony and made us feel entirely comfortable doing so. He spoke clearly and rendered our words in a way that showed his interest and care for our coming together; he truly made our day so special!!
From the moment I first spoke to Rev. Rick Lackore, I knew that we had the perfect officiant!
As a destination couple (we are from Scotland and got married on Clearwater Beach, it meant so much to us how helpful Rev. Rick was, and how much guidance he provided us. He really went over and above what we expected, and was able to tailor make a ceremony for us. We were worried when we first started our wedding journey, that we would be given a 'one size fits all' experience, but this couldn't be further from the truth.
Rev. Rick really took an interest in us as a couple, and truly supported us from the very beginning. It also goes without saying that everything went perfectly on our big day.
Thank you Rev. Rick, we are so grateful for everything, and will be in touch when we are next in FL (hopefully soon!!).
Amanda and James Mckenzie
Rev. Rick was given to us as a recommendation by our wedding venue, and we are so pleased that he was. From the beginning to the end, he was a delight to work with. He provided great communication with both my husband and myself, and made the process as smooth and easy as I had hoped it would be. Being that my husband and I are from Michigan, we were not able to actually meet with him, and had all of our concerns answered through e-mail or phone, which was no issue, because he was prompt in answering our requests and easing our worries, despite the miles between us. The day of our wedding we were so happy to meet him when he greeted us individually before the ceremony. He walked us through the ceremony (again, separately) so that we would be prepared, and made us feel comfortable and ready for the impending nuptials. It was easier than we expected it to be, and all because of the great service Rev. Rick provided us. We couldn’t be happier with our choice, and would recommend him to anyone.
I have to admit I was a bit unsure about getting a Reverend through a website. I know it is how people do things now, but I was nervous. From the moment we met Rev. Rick he put us to ease. He was very easy to talk to, explained how everything would work if we went with him. He made it easy to customize out ceremony so it was not just a cut and paste, but something that really spoke to us and what we wanted to say to one another on our special day. Rev. Rick was great with communication with us, and on the day made the whole thing stress free. We could not have been happier.
I truly don't think I can ever thank Reverend Rick enough! From the moment we contacted him to the announcement as husband and wife, Rev. Rick made the whole process easy, comfortable, and personable. He was absolutely the best for our wedding day! When he sent us the packet, we were so happy and pleased to be able to chose how our ceremony would be, and Rev. Rick went beyond our expectations in delivering a fantastic ceremony :) I will never hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking to say "I do"! Thank you again for everything Rev. Rick!
Reverend Rick did a fantastic job for our wedding. Not only did he get us through pre-martial counseling but also was there for our wedding rehearsal and wedding day. I truly felt Reverend Rick cared about our wedding and was there to make sure we felt comfortable at every step of the way. My favorite part was that he made us feel very comfortable during the wedding ceremony and reminded up to relax and just enjoy the experience. Thank you for all that you did!
We first had the opportunity to meet Rev. Rick Lackore when he officiated at our daughter's wedding New Year's Eve 2012. We were so impressed with him that when we decided to renew our vows on our anniversary in October 2014, we knew immediately we wanted him to conduct the service. He helped us put together a ceremony that was uniquely our own, and exactly what we wanted. His presentation of the cereomony was beautifully done and exceeded our expectations. It was very meaningful to us and very special. We would recommend him without reservation to anyone planning a wedding or renewing their vows.
I can not say enough good things about Chris Thomas. He truly was a major blessing for myself and my husband. We enjoyed his presence every time he was in the room. Everyone I worked with said Chris Thomas comes highly recommended and now I know why he is amazing!!!!! We are so thankful we got to have him on our special day!
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