Our minister made us feel like we had known him forever. Everyone mentioned how much he felt like part of the family.
My husband and I were brought up Catholic, so originally we found an "Old" Catholic priest to marry us; as only an "Old" C...
atholic priest can marry outside of the church. Two months before our wedding, he bailed on us. At that point, we didn't think that it really mattered who was marrying us, as long as someone was marrying us, and they were a person of God. We couldn't have been more wrong!
We contacted The GOD Squad at the last minute, and all of the Kansas City officiants were booked. Luckily for us, one of their Topeka officiants,was available and willing to travel to KCMO. Rev. Melcher, my fiance at the time, and myself all met up at a Panera, about half way between Kansas City and Topeka a week or so before our wedding. Right off the bat we knew Rev. Melcher was a good choice, and that everything really does happen for a reason. He was very professional, yet soft and caring at the same time. He made our meeting so easy, and so comfortable that it didn't really feel like we were meeting him for the first time at all.
My fiance and I got to put together our very own ceremony, which made it so personal, and that much more special. Rev. Melcher was there every step of the way to help us through the process. Everything felt good, and right, and was very exciting.
For our rehearsal, unfortunately we were dealing with some changes within our venue, so there was no coordinator there to help out. Fortunately, it didn't even matter because Rev. Melcher stepped up and was Reverend, coordinator, and everything else. And we can not forget about his lovely wife, Tammy, who was also there helping us and her husband. They were fabulous. Our rehearsal was a success because of Rev. and Mrs. Melcher.
Our Wedding Day: Rev. Melcher and his wife are always early, but knowing all that was going on with the venue, they were there extra early. Rev. Melcher very politely, but sternly, let the venue know that it was unacceptable that there was no coordinator there for the rehearsal. He and his wife also stepped up, yet again, to help out with whatever needed to be done (which was everything) to get ready for our big day. It's crazy, but they did even more coordinating and set-up than they did at our rehearsal. Once the wedding started, I was heading down the aisle and was in the beginning stages of a very bad panic attack from knowing that everyone of our guests was watching me. I get up to Rev. Melcher and he smiles at me, and very calmly mouths to me "Are you ok"? I said "Yeah, I'm just about to pass out from this panic attack". Immediately I noticed that he kept eye contact with me, and kept his smile. He had a calmness about him that just melted all of my anxiety away. Then I grabbed my soon to be husband's hands, looked into his eyes, and Rev. Melcher performed the most beautiful ceremony ever. He was very prepared, and well spoken. There was a lot of love, care, and emotion in his delivery. He was nothing short of Amazing! He even did the dinner blessing that I forgot to ask him to do.
The prices at The GOD Squad are good to begin with, but we got so, so much more than we paid for. We couldn't be happier.