About this Vendor

Florida's Most Trusted Officiants

Our team of professional officiants (all REAL Ministers) have been performing ceremonies for more than 20 years and work directly with clients, wedding Planners, local churches, and premier resort venues throughout Florida. ....we promise to create an unforgettable ceremony!


Ceremony Types

Civil Union

Religious Affiliations

Christian, Interfaith

Wedding Activities

Ceremony, Wedding


Contact Info

Tampa, FL (813) 421-3079

Reviewed on 3/16/2017 Sandy O

We hired Ed Philips through Sensational Ceremonies for our wedding officiant on 1/21/2017. We met with him prior to learn about his services and to sign the contract. We worked with Ed for several weeks prior to the ceremony to write, edit, and finalize our wedding vows. He... Read More came for our rehearsel the evening before for 1 hour, and then arrived early for our wedding ceremony. Everything went perfectly! He was professional, organized, knowledgable, and passionate about his role! Thank you Ed for making our ceremony seamless, romantic, genuine, and exactly how we envisioned@

Reviewed on 3/11/2017 Nakita V

Recently got married at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. Pastor Chris Thomas was absolutely amazing to work with. We got married outside but still wanted the ceremony to have some readings from the Bible, but still have an officiant who could make everyone laugh a little and... Read More smile. And that he did. He was very quick to follow up if I ever had any questions. He also sent over last minute tips that were super helpful. Everyone who attend the wedding friends and family both loved him. We thank you for making our day so perfect 😃

Reviewed on 3/09/2017 Heather O

5 stars is definitely not enough to describe our wonderful experience with Pastor Brian Jones. From the moment you meet him he makes you feel comfortable and really makes an effort to get to know you as a couple. He wrote our ceremony so beautifully and I will absolutely cherish... Read More it forever. My husband and I were very shy and nervous and he brings an overwhelming calmness to everything. I can't imagine a more perfect pick than Pastor Brian Jones.

Reviewed on 2/21/2017 Nicole S

We had a hard time deciding how we wanted to do our ceremony. We knew we wanted something short and sweet, that catered to our uniqueness as a couple. We met with Rev. Rick, not knowing to except. He came prepared with numerous options, talked us through some of the weddings he... Read More had done in the past, and assured us our ceremony would be wonderful. We left our first meeting with Rev. Rick calm and relaxed. We booked him immediately after our meeting. He kept us up to date and was flexible with us when we had to change the time of our rehearsal dinner. He gave us so many options on our ceremony we did not know even existed. When it came time for rehearsal dinner, he walked us though everything! He was the most detailed officiant we have ever seen and my bridal party appreciated it a lot! He was so well spoken at our wedding, laughed with us when we did the wine box ceremony with a bottle of rum (to go with our Gasparilla theme) and was so professional. I highly recommend Rev. Rick! You will not be disappointed!

Reviewed on 2/14/2017 Amanda D

We wanted to book Ed Philips as soon as we were 30 seconds into a conversation with him. He is such a kind person and was such a joy to work with. He helped create a beautiful ceremony unique to my husband and me. I would highly recommend him to couples looking for an officiant... Read More who will make your day stress-free. Ed is the best!

Reviewed on 1/22/2017 Lisa F

We had the wonderful pleasure of having Reverend Rick Lackore officiate our wedding on Dec. 31, 2017. From our very first meeting, Reverend Rick and his lovely wife, Tammy (who was our photographer), were exceptional. The otherwise hectic atmosphere which can accompany... Read More ‘destination’ wedding planning was greatly dispersed by their expert assistance and self-assured natures. On the day of our wedding, everything went exceedingly smooth – and we attribute the frictionless execution of the events to their seamless partnership. They work together as a team and clearly know each other well - practicing what they preach! Our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect and all our guests complimented both Reverend Rick and Tammy and thought they were incredible. If you are thinking of hiring them, we highly suggest you do – you couldn’t be happier!

Reviewed on 1/10/2017 Ashley E

Words cannot express how AMAZING Reverend Rick is. I am sooo grateful that he was available to officiate our wedding as it was one of the best decisions we have made. Our guests were even talking about how outstanding Reverend Rick was and how they want to hire him to officiate... Read More their own weddings (even though they aren't even engaged yet). It is amazing the impression that he made on people. We are truly grateful for him. Choosing the right officiant makes a huge difference; Reverend Rick is by far the best way to go. Thanks again! Ashley & Peter

Reviewed on 12/12/2016 Anna G

We are so glad that we were able to have Reverend Rick officiate our ceremony. He customized a beautiful ceremony for our wedding and helped us make it personal to us. We received so many compliments from our guests! They kept telling us that it was the most beautiful and... Read More personal ceremony they have ever seen. He was very professional and made us feel at ease during the whole process. I was scared that I would not be able to repeat my vows, but Reverend Rick said each line slowly and made me feel so comfortable. He made it look so natural that all of our guests thought we memorized our vows! Having Reverend Rick be a part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Thank you so much for making our day so special!!!

Reviewed on 12/01/2016 Jessica S

My husband and I were beyond impressed with Pastor Brian Jones! We booked him about a year ago after seeing him perform one of our friend's weddings in 2014. He is very professional, responsive and took the time to personalize our ceremony. Most importantly he made us feel... Read More completely comfortable and at ease on the day of and throughout the entire planning process! Which is so helpful when you're nervous and worried about 100 other things. The ceremony went perfectly and we received many compliments from our guests. I highly recommend Pastor Brian Jones to anyone looking for an wedding officiant!

Reviewed on 11/29/2016 Kristina R

We are so happy that we found Pastor Rich Tiemann to officiate our wedding. At our consultation he took the time to get to know us, provided many vow options and even asked about our love story. I knew right then that he would provide the best ceremony for us and he did just... Read More that. From the consultation, to the premarital counseling, to the ceremony itself Pastor Rich was extremely friendly, flexible and a joy to work with. Thank you again Pastor Rich! It was such a pleasure to have you as our officiant.

Reviewed on 11/25/2016 Rachel C

Rev. Rick Lackore was absolutely amazing at our wedding! He is very organized and always made us feel comfortable. He also provides many vow options (if you opted out of writing your own) that can help create the ceremony that you have always dreamt of! Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 11/16/2016 DANA J

Our wedding day would not have been the same without Pastor Chris. He was so warm and wonderful. Every line of our ceremony was delivered with heartfelt care, and I'm so glad that we chose him to be a part of our lifetime memories. From the very beginning Pastor Chris was... Read More friendly, funny, and informative. He met with us for coffee before we decided to have him perform our wedding and kept in contact during the months and weeks leading up to make sure we didn't have any questions. The resources they give with Sensational Ceremonies and the help to build your unique ceremony are so helpful and we ended up creating something entirely "us". Even after the ceremony he emailed a copy of our marriage certificate and helpful tips on changing my name. I could not have asked for a better experience. We received several compliments from our guests as well.

Reviewed on 11/13/2016 Melanie A

It has been about 6 weeks since Mark and I were married on Oct 1, 2016. I can not get over the amount of support we received from Reverend Rick, not only on our wedding weekend, but throughout the planning process. We had a customized, one of a kind ceremony that truly... Read More reflected our love for one another. We were so blessed to have Reverend Rick's experience when helping us to coordinate, and being hundreds of miles away in another state. Reverend Rick was prompt, extremely professional, and helped to make everything perfect. On the day of our wedding he was amazing, and made the two of us feel extremely comfortable. Thank you for going out of your way to help ease our nerves, and making us feel extra special!

Reviewed on 11/08/2016 Nicole G

I cannot write enough positive things about Pastor Brian. He did such a great job with our ceremony. He helped us give the personal touches we wanted and molded perfectly to our personality and what we envisioned for that day. I would highly recommend him for your wedding if... Read More you want to feel confident that your ceremony will go off without a hitch!

Reviewed on 11/08/2016 Meredith W

Rev Rick is true professional! He did an amazing job and was able to make me relax knowing that I was in good hands. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get married down there.

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Heather M

Pastor Brian Jones far exceeded our expectations for our wedding ceremony. He is extremely friendly, compassionate, caring, reliable, and professional. He is efficient and communicates well. All of our meetings were informative, fun, and efficient. Our wedding ceremony went... Read More perfectly. He has a great sense of humor, and led our wedding ceremony like a professional. We received more compliments on our wedding ceremony than any other portion of the wedding. I highly recommend using Pastor Brian Jones.

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Randy M

My Wife and I couldn't have been happier with our entire wedding experience, and a huge part of that was having Pastor Brian Jones be there to officiate the ceremony. Working with him was nothing short of enjoyable, he helped us custom create the exact type of ceremony we had... Read More in mind and was extremely open to any ideas we had. His number one goal was to make sure that we had the exact wedding we wanted, and he definitely accomplished that! We have nothing but great things to say about Brian, and are so happy with our decision to have him as our officiant!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Shayna K

Pastor Chris was an amazing officiant! He was so prepared and personable and made all of our guests and wedding party laugh out loud with his antics. He didn't take himself too seriously and we were so pleased with how our ceremony turned out - he was receptive to our requests... Read More and was so easy to work with. I would 100% recommend Pastor Chris and Sensational Ceremonies to any couple looking for a great officiant, regardless of religious affiliation (for the record we are not religious at all and Pastor Chris was able to tailor the ceremony to fit us and our personalities perfectly). I would not change a thing about our experience and Pastor Chris was the perfect person to stand up there with us on our special day!

Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Jamie B

Pastor Rich did a fantastic job filling in after finding out we were doublebooked for the existing officiant. He was on top of everything and made the ceremony very memorable. Can't thank him enough for everything!!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Hallie P

We would 100% recommend Pastor Chris for any couples looking for a Pastor to officiate their wedding. He was super responsive, heartfelt, professional and warm. Every email/text we sent he responded within minutes/ hours! The wedding words he provided were well written and... Read More brought our whole ceremony together! We couldn't be happier!! You will be happy if you pick Pastor Chris at Sensational Ceremonies!!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Kelly F

Pastor Brian Jones was our officiant last weekend for our wedding and we cannot express enough how happy we are with our ceremony! Pastor Brian was with us every step of the way in planning our perfect ceremony. He made great suggestions to help personalize our ceremony so that... Read More it was more us and unique. He was so positive and kind every time we met or exchanged emails. Right before the ceremony, Pastor Brian met with each of us to make sure we were ready which made us both calm and at ease. Our wedding guests could not stop with their compliments for Pastor Brian. They loved how he was able to personalize the ceremony as if he had known us for years and just how smooth the ceremony went overall. Thank you Pastor Brian for everything and for making our ceremony so memorable!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Kasey W

Rev. Rick was amazing! My husband and I got married at The Lange Farm on 10-16-16 and he did an amazing job! We were very pleased with the entire process. He was extremely helpful during the process and made everything very simple and streamlined. He married 2 of our other... Read More friends and they too enjoyed him. We highly recommend working with Sensational Ceremonies and request Rev. Rick! Hurry though as he does book up quickly!! Also, I was balling my eyes out as I was walking down the aisle to my husband to be and he very quickly calmed the both of us and put us at ease. He's great! Slightly expensive but totally worth it. We had a rain delay that put us 30 minutes passed our expected start and we did need to pause extra but he made that aware ahead of time.

Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Carly G

We had the pleasure of working with Sensational Ceremonies and Pastor Chris for our wedding at Barrington Hill Farm in October, 2016. From the first time we met Pastor Chris, we felt immediately comfortable with him and he made us truly feel so excited for marriage. He is a... Read More wonderful person who flawlessly captured our relationship and future in such a beautiful way. Sensational Ceremonies provide you with endless readings, prayers and various traditional options which you get to completely customize into the ceremony of your dreams and afterwards they immediately file your marriage license for you. It was truly a wonderful experience working with Pastor Chris and I would recommend him and the entire company in a heartbeat! (Rev Rick married my sister and brother-in-law a few years ago and was fantastic as well!)

Reviewed on 10/14/2016 Tara O

Lon helped us build the perfect ceremony. During the rehearsal he used humor to balance nerves. The wedding ceremony was everything we could have asked for and more. It balanced sentiment and humor in a way that perfectly reflected us.

Reviewed on 10/03/2016 Chelsea S

We had the pleasure of using Pastor Brian Jones for our wedding. He married my sister in law at her wedding back in October of 2013 and we loved how wonderful he performed their ceremony. My husband and I were very pleased with Pastor Brian right after meeting him the first... Read More time. We felt like he genuinely cared about our relationship and our wedding. Being a soon to be bride can be very stressful and cause you to want to make lots of changes and boy did I. Pastor Brian never complained about the changes I was making and always revised and sent me new drafts right away. Overall, he was very pleasant to be around and my husband and I were very pleased to have him as part of our day. - Wilfredo & Chelsea Santiago