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Reviewed On 8/17/2021 by Jenny G
Not only was Reverend Steve (as I affectionately call him) professional and organized...he's family! Having a dear uncle officiate was an added bonus to his reputable business and wide esteem in the Portland area by other couples. Thank you for...
being part of our special day. You made it smooth sailing.
Reviewed On 7/19/2021 by Michelle M
We hired Steve to perform our wedding ceremony. He was great! The ceremony was perfect and Steve did a terrific job. His communication was excellent through the whole process. We would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 10/10/2020 by Nicole W
Steve officiated our micro wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was everything we were looking for in an officiant: responsive, friendly, professional, respectful of physical distancing and masking requirements, and affordable. Our ceremony...
was short and sweet, but also accommodated an exchange of personalized vows before the "official" ones. We highly recommend Steve as an officiant.
Reviewed On 10/04/2020 by Gavin Lee F
Thanks you so much to Steve and Leslie at a A Beautiful Ceremony NW. We had to postpone our wedding, as many couples have during these strange times to a later date. Steve and Leslie made it possible for my fiancé and I to tie the knot legall...
y with a wonderful elopement at a cozy park until we can re-plan our ceremonial wedding. Steve and Leslie were quick to respond, and easy to communicate with, and we got the day we had hoped for. Steve was punctual and made everything go very smoothly, and gave us comfort with laughter to help us shake off some nerves. Thanks so much again to A beautiful Ceremony NW, the Ferrara's appreciate you mucho!!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2020 by Audri C
My husband and I would highly recommend A Beautiful Ceremony NW! We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Steve is very kind and professional. I appreciated everything being planned and prepared ahead of time. He was very responsive ...
to all of my questions which put us at ease. Steve had wonderful tips especially when it came down to writing our own vows. He was very thoughtful incorporating some of our cultural traditions into the ceremony. Steve was punctual arriving prepared and early to our venue. We had a small intimate wedding (30 guests), the ceremony was beautiful and went smoothly just as planned. We can't thank them enough! (P.S I feel terrible its been a year since our wedding day and I'm finally getting around to writing this review!)
Reviewed On 8/18/2020 by Anne Marie D
Highly recommended! Thank you for staying flexible and upbeat as our wedding plans changed with the times.
Reviewed On 8/11/2020 by Amalie H
From the initial contact about meeting to discuss our ceremony details, Steve was prompt and courteous about getting back to us. We met in person to discuss what we were looking for in a ceremony and Steve was able to offer amazing insight and ...
offer suggestions about things to include and ways to make the day special. Steve crafted a ceremony that was very uniquely us and truly fit what we were looking for. He listened to any feedback or changes we wanted to make. Steve was also great about checking in as the day approached, to finalize all details and make sure we were all on the same page. I highly, highly recommend Steve and A Beautiful Ceremony NW as an officiant. He also recommended a few other vendors who were also wonderful to work with!
Reviewed On 4/22/2020 by Annalie H
We planned 99% of our wedding from out of state and were worried we wouldn't be able to really get to know our officiant before we got to the big day. We were wrong. Within seconds of talking to Steve on the phone, my husband put us on mute an...
d said "This is the guy". He was incredibly organized and answered every question we had about the entire process. He had worked with our venue before and made us feel completely prepared for the ceremony and all its little details. He was accommodating for all the different aspects we wanted in our wedding ceremony (just a bit of religion for my father in law, a Scottish hand-fasting ceremony, a wine box, etc). He was serious when it was needed but kept the ceremony light and casual which is what we wanted for our big day. We got so many compliments on Steve and gave his contact information to a few friends who are getting married in the next year. Steve took care of all the documents the day of and really made our day incredible. We shared a beer with him after we signed our marriage certificate and it was the best way to celebrate!
Reviewed On 2/13/2020 by Kevin C
Steve was extremely organized and transparent throughout the entire process. He was a team player and reached out directly to other vendors involved to ensure we had everything dialed in for a smooth ceremony which took stress off our plate as ...
we approached the big day. Everything was perfect the day of and we would definitely recommend. Thanks!!
Reviewed On 1/25/2020 by Natalie N
We had the perfect ceremony with A Beautiful Ceremony NW. Steve was so helpful with any questions we had and was willing to accommodate us. He was very positive and upbeat! We felt well taken care of and felt like it was a very happy way to get...
married and start off our married life together.
Reviewed On 1/19/2020 by Daniel R
Steve Sharp was the perfect choice to be our officiant for our September wedding. He was knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with during the planning stages leading up to the wedding day. The nuptials he crafted were elegant, and swee...
t with a hint of witticism and humor. Many of our guests commented how amazing the ceremony was, and my wife and I could not agree more. Thank you Mr. Sharp for your professionalism, you were superb.
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Juli H
Steve and Leslie were fantastic. We chose to elope with short notice, they were there for us. Friendly, professional, and absolutely the perfect people for our big day.
Reviewed On 12/19/2019 by Cleo A
Steve was great to work with and did a fabulous job, such a nice man who clearly loves his job- highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/19/2019 by Lauren M
Everything we ever dreamt of❤
Reviewed On 11/13/2019 by Claire E
Steve was the absolute best. He wrote us a beautiful ceremony that we loved. he can answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease. Hiring him was the easiest part of planning our wedding. All of our guest couldn’t stop raving about him...
. He was just wonderful!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Seth B
Steve was an amazing officiant. We were in a bind with two months to find someone who would not only feel authentic, but also provide a service that entertained and delighted our friends and family. At our first meeting, Steve made us feel extr...
emely comfortable, immediately making us feel like he was part of the family. The process of developing a script for our wedding was quick and easy, only needing a few back and forth rounds of simple changes. Steve killed at our event - everyone enjoyed the ceremony. We highly recommend having Steve lead your ceremony!
Reviewed On 10/07/2019 by Kelsey K
Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was always extremely responsive and helped us go through multiple rounds of edits on our non-religious ceremony. We also forgot to let him know our friend was going to do the reading for us, but s...
he was easily incorporated into the ceremony moments before ! He also had great suggestions to include a wine box ceremony and a sand ceremony which we would not have come up with on our own. Overall great experience, and everyone loved our ceremony.
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Emily M
Leslie was just the person we needed for our multi-cultural wedding! We wanted to ensure that everyone could follow the wedding ceremony, and the blend of English and Spanish was perfect. She was also prompt and helpful throughout the process t...
o create the ceremony script. Her warmth and enthusiasm really helped to make me feel at ease with the ceremony, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Veronika F
Steve was absolutely wonderful! He made us feel like family. All of our guests loved our ceremony and thought Steve had actually known us for years. That’s how personalized he made everything. He really wanted to know my husband and I as a coup...
le and what made our story unique. Steve was quick with communication and even made last minute changes to the ceremony just a couple days before the wedding. He was punctual and patient and such a pleasure to work with. I will be recommending him to all of my friends. Thank you, Steve, for the beautiful ceremony!
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Rosio P
Leslie was an absolute pleasure to work with as our Officiator. She was attentive to our needs from the beginning. My husband and I wanted to have our ceremony in Spanish and English and Leslie nailed it. Our family and friends loved her as muc...
h as we did. She was fluent in both English and Spanish. We couldn't be happier.
Reviewed On 9/22/2019 by Emily D
Steve was a pleasure to work with. He was very attentive to us throughout the entire process and really took his time in getting to know us as a couple and what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. We got many, many compliments about how Steve d...
id a great job on our ceremony. Would recommend A Beautiful Ceremony NW a million times over.
Reviewed On 9/04/2019 by William A
Our elopement was quick, smooth and sweet! Great deal!
Reviewed On 8/21/2019 by Hilda C
Steve was amazing!! Half my family only speaks Spanish so he was thoughtful and incorporated some Spanish into our ceremony. The ceremony was everything we wanted sweet, funny and beautiful! We can’t thank him enough!!
Reviewed On 8/11/2019 by Olivia L
Steve was quick and kind and efficient. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted it to be. Communication before hand from inquiry to during the big day was quick, easy, and not fussy. I highly recommend A Beautiful Ceremony NW.
Reviewed On 8/01/2019 by Hannah M
Leslie was a dream to work with! We reached out to ABCNW in a bit of a panic just over a month before our wedding as our previous officiant had to cancel due to a family emergency. We were planning from out of state, but after our FaceTime call...
with Leslie we knew we were in great hands. Leslie was calm, knowledgeable, friendly, and a great communicator throughout the process. She listened to our vision for the ceremony and worked with us to create something more beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you, Leslie!!
Reviewed On 7/28/2019 by Connor C
Steve was amazing! We were nervous going into the process of finding an officiant, but he was very professional, easy going, and super friendly throughout the entire process. He tailored our ceremony vows to be exactly what we wanted, and threw...
in some humor too which was great. We got numerous compliments both during and after the wedding about how great he was, and we would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant!
Reviewed On 6/20/2019 by Kristen H
My husband and I were on a cross country roadtrip and knew we wanted to elope while visiting Portland OR. We found Steve after a few searches online and we’re so happy we did! He was absolutely wonderful. He knew we wanted something short, swe...
et & simple-and that is exactly what we received! He made us feel very welcome in his office and we enjoyed our time with him, even though it was short. We highly recommend Steve!!!
Reviewed On 6/18/2019 by Melissa T
We planned our wedding from Louisiana, and Steve made it very easy to communicate and even FaceTimed us for our first “meeting”. From the moment we met, we knew Steve had the perfect speaking voice and was clearly confident and studied his coup...
les. We were able to get guidance from Steve about what to include in the ceremony, and we picked a reading that spoke to us as well as gave him personal information about our relationship that was shared. It was also really de-stressing to us that he was incredibly responsive with every email and even showed up to the ceremony in plenty of time. I would highly recommend Steve!
Reviewed On 5/19/2019 by Gunnar S
Just good people. Good vibe. Problems that seemed big to me, Steve and Leslie made small. No better way to start a marriage than with them officiating. Just do it. Trust me.
Reviewed On 4/18/2019 by Jessamine L
Steve penned the perfect ceremony for our elopement. It was elegant, heartfelt, personal, with the perfect amount of emotion and humor. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit for us as a couple! He seemed to pull together all the words of hoped...
to hear. Thank you for being part of such a memorable day!
Reviewed On 3/08/2019 by Lucy R
Steve is very professional and made for an easy and memorable ceremony. We would recommend him to any couple looking for a great chaplain.
Reviewed On 2/28/2019 by Richard S
Leslie did a stellar job as our officiant for our wedding ceremony. What I liked most about Leslie is her experience. She gave us many ideas of what to include in our ceremony. The idea we loved the most and implemented was a sand ceremony t...
hat symbolized the four of us coming together as a family. Initially, she met with us to get to know us, then personalized and prepared a script for the ceremony. During the ceremony she was articulate, professional, funny, and spoke with a calm spiritual voice; everyone loved her. She was outstanding for us and will be for you also - we recommend her highly. Thanks, Leslie!
Reviewed On 2/05/2019 by Cassie P
Leslie was awesome and easy to work with from the time of booking through the end of our ceremony. We appreciated her prompt, clear communication and warm, friendly presence. She made the ceremony aspect of our wedding day simple, easy and lo...
Reviewed On 2/02/2019 by Kelli C
Wonderfully helpful, good sense of humor, and all around great experience.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Julie S
It all started with a phone call from the booked minister for the wedding one week from the wedding. They called me and said they were not available. Really, one week out. So I frantically started calling around. I got Steve’s information from ...
the Mcmennamins Grand Lodge preferred vendor list. He was the fourth one I called. And I was ready to do more if necessary. I left Steve a message not thinking I would get a call back any time soon. But low and behold, he called me right back. I think he could hear the panic in my voice. Thankfully he was available. He walked me through what to do to avail myself of his services. When I got home from work that night he again called me to let me know what all needed to be done. We exchanged e-mails and phone numbers for the bride. The next day Steve was in contact with the bride and it was all smooth sailing from there. The ceremony was beautiful and he did a very professional and personal to the couple ceremony. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a minister. I am forever grateful for Steve’s professionalism and communication throughout, and his being available at the last minute. By the way, he is a heck of a nice guy to boot. Thank you Steve, you are a lifesaver. Or should I say, wedding saver. God bless you and your lovely wife. 😊
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Tara S
Steve was well organized and extremely professional - I would highly recommend him. He tailored our ceremony to what we envisioned, adding humor, warmth, and a personal connection.
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Sarah R
Steve did a wonderful job officiating our wedding in Washington. The guests were very impressed with his professionalism. Steve listened to our needs and was able to tailor the ceremony according to our requests. He is obviously very experience...
d with what he does and I would highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Katy G
Steve came to our rescue and was able to provide a beautiful ceremony with only one week notice. We came to Oregon from Ohio and needed a minister in a hurry! Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with, he communicated quickly and clearly. He ...
helped make our Wedding Day perfect! We got many compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was! Thank you so much! :)
Reviewed On 10/11/2018 by Kymberly P
Jim and I were very blessed to have Steve Sharp, with A Beautiful Ceremony NW, fly to Nashville, Tennessee to marry us.
It may seem odd to have someone fly half way across the country to do our ceremony, but we would do it again. We had a sma...
ll intimate wedding with 30 people consisting of close personal friends and family. The right fit for our small group was important and
Steve came highly recommended.
So I took a chance on him without meeting him face to face, prior to his arrival in Nashville, the day before our wedding.
Steve is warm, kind, funny and professional, he kept in contact with our wedding planner, my fiance' and me by email and phone during the planning process.
He gave suggestions when I asked questions, offering information on the process of obtaining a marriage license and he worked with us on the wording of our marriage vows.
If you are looking for someone to conduct your wedding ceremony, without hesitation I recommend Steve Sharp and I have no doubt you will be happy with your decision as well.
Reviewed On 8/29/2018 by Jamie D
Steve was a pleasure to work with; very kind, joyful, and easy! Thank you Steve!
Reviewed On 8/22/2018 by Shawna B
Having Steve as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made, he was professional, funny and went above and beyond in making sure our ceremony was specific to us. He was super quick to respond to emails and any questions we had. I highly...
Reviewed On 8/20/2018 by Christine L
Steve was amazing to work with and made the planning of our ceremony a breeze. He let us be in control of the type of ceremony we wanted and was open to all of our input and feedback. We said we wanted a very short and sweet ceremony and he del...
ivered exactly that - we loved that he created a ceremony with a mix of our personal story plus some of his own helpful marriage antidotes and stories. We would 100% recommend Steve to anyone looking for an officiant in the PNW!
Reviewed On 8/20/2018 by Brooke H
Steve was so great to work with during the course of our wedding planning. He sent us multiple revisions of our ceremony to make sure he had captured everything we wanted for our wedding and made it special and unique to us. We enjoyed working ...
with Steve and would highly recommend his service.
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by Ariana D
Steve did an amazing job as our officiant! I love that he added some humor to our ceremony as we had requested. Would highly recommend him as an officiant!
Reviewed On 7/27/2018 by Donna H
We had a great experience with Steve as our officiant! He was professional and very helpful with the entire process. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us!
Reviewed On 7/25/2018 by Katie S
We are so happy we chose Steve as our officiant. The choice regarding who would be our officiant was an important one, and as soon as we met with Steve, we felt confident he would do an amazing job with our ceremony. Steve has a very kind and w...
elcoming personality. He was always professional and responded promptly to our emails, offered great suggestions for readings to include during our ceremony, and our guests loved him. Our ceremony flowed perfectly and he took care of filing our license with the county right away. You can't go wrong with Steve!
Reviewed On 7/21/2018 by Pamela H
He listened to every request, learned a new tradition (a ketubah signing) and made our ceremony perfect in every way! We were so lucky to have him marry us! He made us feel as if we had known him for years!
Reviewed On 5/23/2018 by Katie W
Steve was very quick to respond to our initial email inquiry, and he was very flexible when scheduling an in-person appointment. He had helpful tips for writing our own vows and optional ceremony ideas. He clearly communicated with us and with ...
our day-of coordinator. He even had a spare PA system with him when the one we rented wasn't working on the wedding day! He is a warm and lovely person, and we really enjoyed having him as our officiant.
Reviewed On 5/08/2018 by Eva B
Steve did a wonderful job with our ceremony! He always answered emails quickly, arrived on time, and was very professional.
Reviewed On 8/31/2016 by Stacy L
Leslie did our ceremony. She did such an amazing job. She really listened to what we wanted and made our ceremony very personal and special. We had so many guests give us compliments on our officiant.
Reviewed On 8/05/2016 by Eliza C
Steve was wonderful! Our ceremony was perfect, and Steve was always prompt in his email responses throughout the planning process. Plus, he filed our marriage license on the first business day after our ceremony. Thanks for everything, Steve!
Reviewed On 11/01/2015 by Knottie02537560
Steve was fantastic! From the first few minutes of our initial meeting, we knew he'd be a great fit for us. He is very easy going and tailors the ceremony specifically to the couple's preferences. We had so many compliments from our guests on w...
hat a beautiful ceremony it was. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 2/13/2015 by Lori B
To start, the first officiant we contacted was did not show to our introductory meeting. I was an out of town bride and had a short window of time to meet vendors. After some research, I called Steve that night and he made himself available t...
he next day. Once we met, my mind was at ease knowing we found a great officiant.
Steve kept in touch, asking what we would like to say and even offered suggestions we hadn't thought of. He provided a script after meeting with us and hearing what we wanted included in the ceremony. We then kept in touch by email, editing the wording a few times before it was finalized.
On the day of the wedding, we ran into a delay due to traffic. Steve stayed late without any additional cost to us, which alleviated the stress of a late ceremony.
I received numerous compliments on the ceremony and could not thank Steve more.
My husband and I would definitely recommend Steve!
Reviewed On 9/19/2011 by Rebecca A
Rev. Sharp was so great to work with!
He took the time to listen to what we wanted the "feel" to be for our big day and was able to capture that feel beautifully. He gave us the laid-back yet heartfelt wedding ceremony we wanted!
He was ve...
ry quick with responding to emails and gave us freedom to add whichever readings we liked into the ceremony.
I would recommend Rev. Sharp to anyone, he did an amazing job with our ceremony!
Reviewed On 7/18/2011 by Abby G
The initial interview went well and we felt everyone was on the same page. Then when the deadline past and there was still nothing to show it started to make us nervous that we might not have anything to show for our money. We were able to fi...
nally get a draft (8 weeks after the initial deadline), but only after giving an ultimatum. When I would send a follow up email, because there hadn't been any contact with a new timeline, it would take almost a week in some cases to get an answer. When I asked at one point for something to ease my mind I was told I would be the first to know when there was something available. I didn't appreciate feeling like I was being walked all over and our officiant was too busy to get a rough draft to us.
There was no follow up before the ceremony other than my mother doing the vendor follow ups to make sure everyone would arrive on time. The officiant didn't even know what time the wedding was at because he never followed up with the final timeline. Then he got snippy and said it was a good thing for me (the bride) he hadn't planned another ceremony after our evening wedding!!! He was not our favorite vendor to work with.
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