About this Vendor
"Weddings by Christobel" Where Dreams do come True
Weddings By Christobel" is a "Standing out of the crowd" one of a kind officiant services founded by Christobel Elizabeth Hanz from New Braunfels, Texas. My success as a wedding minister and officiant draws upon my years of being well organized and professional while putting forth an attitude of excellence and dedication when it comes to your wedding. I am very personable and willing to touch the hearts of my couples in an warm and pleasant manner. I have a passion about what I do. I am refreshing to work with, reachable and excited about "Your" wedding. Let me make the wedding you have always dreamed about come true. I specialize in "Fairy Tales" !
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox, Adventist, Anglican/Episcopal, Baptist, Congregationalist, Holiness, Lutheran, Methodist, Nondenominational, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Restorationist, Protestant, Christian, Interfaith, Conservative, Reform, Jewish, Secular, Spiritual
I'm copying this review from my WeddingWire account, because I know that a lot of people use TheKnot and want everyone to know how awesome Christobel is!! We were so fortunate to have picked Christobel out of what seemed like a sea of officiants! She is definitely one of a kind and you will not regret picking her for your special day. From all of the weddings I've been to, you're lucky if you get an officiant who doesn't drag on with bible verses and offers the wedding attendants an occasional laugh. With Christobel, you don't need jokes to make the service bearable, it is short and filled with the most beautiful words you will ever hear. Christobel has definitely done her research, bringing together heart-warming and passionate words from all over the world and from every era. She gives you plenty of service options to pick from, and I promise picking your favorites will be the hardest part about working with her!! Make sure to take the time to meet her before the ceremony, I promise it is worth it and her gigantic rottweiler Charleston is absolutely precious. She makes you feel so special and treats your wedding vows as what they are-- the most important words you will ever say and hear. She is also very flexible! We had pouring rain start 30 minutes before the ceremony, and while we were slightly off schedule, she was totally open to doing the ceremony in the wet grass last minute when the clouds parted, and she would have done it inside as well if that's what we had decided on. While everyone loved the ceremony and said that it was "absolutely beautiful," most of the words I heard about her from friends and family were, and I quote verbatim, "I LOVE her!" She was an excellent presence and you will see what I mean the second you speak on the phone with her! That all being said, I hope we will remain in touch with her throughout our years, because she really is just a wonderful person and exactly who I feel we deserved to help us claim our love as ever-lasting. We adore her!
Christobel was great! She really got to know my husband & I. Her words were beautiful! We found her on a preferred list of vendors from our venue. I highly recommend her.
Christobel was our officiant for our wedding on April 8, 2017. She was wonderful! My now husband and I just "clicked" with her immediately. It was very easy to work with her to design the perfect ceremony for us. She is just the sweetest woman ever! Highly recommended!
Christobel was absolutely wonderful to work with from beginning to end. I found her based on reviews from The Knot and thought she sounded too good to be true... thankfully she fit all of the fantastic reviews perfectly. Christobel is professional, funny, caring, and does everything to make your day so very special. She calmed any nerves that I may have had and reassured I would have an absolutely perfect day. I had several guests come up and tell me just what a wonderful ceremony that Christobel officiated and how brilliant they thought she was. My (now) Husband is English, and one of the best surprises is that Christobel is too! It was almost as if a little bit of home was incorporated into our ceremony just for him. Thank you Christobel for going above and beyond, our day would not have been the same without you!
From the moment that we met Christobel, we knew that she was the perfect person to marry us. She is so full of joy and she loves what she does - oh, and her accent is amazing! When we first met, she shared some options for our ceremony and we loved them all. We were looking for something that had a traditional feel, but we also wanted it to be relaxed and heartfelt. Christobel is so eloquent with her words and as she read the ceremony options to us, my fiancé even started to tear up! We knew right then and there that Christobel would be our officiant. Leading up to our day, Christobel was always available to answer any questions we had! On the day of, she arrived early and was so cheerful - she even gave some of our rowdy groomsmen a hard time and they INSTANTLY fell in love with her - it was fantastic! Andrew and I are so glad that we chose Christobel to be a part of our day - we couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect officiant!
Christobel, Our ceremony was out of this world. It was everything we imagined. Our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed it as did we. It was short, sweet and described us and our relationship perfectly. We are so grateful you were part of our special day. Thank you again for your professionalism and kind nature. We really enjoyed working with you and would highly recommend you as a phenomenal officiant. Thank you for everything. Mary Anne & Stephen
Christobel was the most amazing officiant we could have ever dreamed of! She had us over to her home several times so that she could get to know us as a couple and work with us to personalize a ceremony that was just right for us. She even let us write some of it ourselves! She offers a ton of options for smaller ceremonies to fit within your larger marriage procession. For example, my fiancé and I had a suprise rose ceremony to honor both of mothers and a wine box and love letter ceremony for eachorher. In that one, we locked away a bottle of wine and two letters that we will open on our 5th anniversary. Christobel is elegant, confident, funny, warm, accomodating, and a pleasure to work with. We were so pleased with her ceremony and felt honored to have her preside over our marriage. We would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a beautifuo and memorable ceremony of any faith or interfaith ceremony!
When my (now) husband and I were looking for an officiant for our wedding, we wanted someone with a personal touch but still held traditional values. Christobel made us feel welcome and comfortable from the first moment we met her. It is very apparent she is passionate about what she does and the well-being of her clients. She had so many wonderful ideas to make our ceremony very "us" and we got so many compliments afterwards from our guests about some of the ideas that she came up with. Ask her about the wedding wine box! It is such a treasured memory. Thank you, Christobel, for everything, and helping to make our wedding day beautiful.
She is a beautiful person inside and out. She was fun and a joy to work with. She offers so many different ceremonies. I love that each ceremony is catered to the individual couple. No duplicated ceremonies. And her accent! She goes above and beyond to make sure your ceremony is gorgeous.
christobel was awesome from beginning to end. she welcomed us into her home for our first visit and we booked her right away. she was well within our budget . she went over in detail different ceremony we can choose from and she worked with us through it all. she even called to remind me to get our marriage license which was needed. with all that needs to be done I had forgotten all about that. lol. her ceremony was perfect and all my guests loved it. we had about 250 guests at our ceremony and a not a dry eye left. no complaints.. thank you so much christobel. our ceremony was perfect
Weddings by Christobel was 5 stars from the beginning to the end! She really made sure that our wedding ceremony was unique to us. She was always available and made sure to answer any questions that I had. Our wedding ceremony was perfect!! Thank you Christobel!!
Very helpful! She answered her phone right away and gave a tremendous amount of helpful information based on me and my fiancé' needs!
Christobel is the best officiant ever! I was an out of town bride, and never did this cause any hiccups or delays in getting questions answered or making payments, etc. Christobel is such a sweet person, she was there for us 100% and every single step of the way! Christobel is extremely knowledgeable, organized, and helpful! I received numerous compliments on Christobel's services, especially because of her "to die for" British accent; it just adds an extraordinary romantic feel to the ceremony! If you have the opportunity to meet, or speak with, Christobel - do it! Do it now! You will not regret it, she is simply amazing and tailors everything to your needs! A+++ in my book, and definitely recommend her!
Christobel is absolutely wonderful! I was an out of town bride (1800 miles out of town to be exact) and Christobel took care of me like I was a local bride! She is so incredibly kind and she really takes the time to get to know you to craft the perfect ceremony. The ceremony she created for my husband and I made me cry so many tears of joy..it was just SO beautiful. And on top of her talent, Christobel is just an amazing human being. After the ceremony, so many people came up to me to tell me that they loved Christobel as a person and an officiant. She is also a wonderful source for a good laugh :) I cannot recommend her enough. If I could give her 20 gold stars, I would! Thank you, Christobel for giving me the best wedding ever!
Cristobel was the best officiant we could have ever had. She is very passionate about her job, and brought the right amount of energy into our wedding that was needed. She was also very helpful with vendor recommendations as she helped us find a photographer close to last minute who turned out to be great! She has plenty of different options as far as the ceremony, to choose from, and each are beautiful and very original, which I think made our ceremony better because it matched our personalities, rather than just having someone read the usual format out of a book. She has a very fair price for her services and is totally worth it. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! My husband and I are happy to of had her perform our ceremony for us on one of the most important days of our lives. :)
I just loved Christobel! She was such a delight to work with and so personable. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful, she did a wonderful job!
I contacted Christobel about officiating at my ceremony but unfortunately she was not available. I was shocked by her reponse time- literally minutes within me submitting my inquiry, she told me she was not available. It's great to have vendors respond so quickly so you can move on to the next in line. Christobel did not leave me empty-handed though. She was extremely professional in recommending some of her peers in the area. Not only did she give me their names, but she went ahead and contacted them on her behalf!! Before I could even send an email to them, then had already contacted me. Wow! There really are good people out there. Thanks, Christobel! I'm even more sorry now that you are not able to officiate my ceremony! True professional who goes above and beyond her duty.
Christobel was amazing! From the moment I met her she was ready and willing to help put together the perfect ceramony for me and my now husband! If I had any questions I knew she would be there to answer them. When it was time for my wedding Coordinator to come into the picture Christobel had no problem working with her. Our wedding day was one to remeber! I loved being able to work with her to put together everything in a way that represented us and our life. I was so happy with the way everything turned out and would definitely recommend her.
We originally booked another officiant who was hired based upon the contingency that he would facilitate our rehearsal. Three days before the rehearsal he called to say he booked a wedding that day and wanted us to move our rehearsal up by two days. Despite numerous conversations, he was unwavering. I reached out to Christobel in the slim chance she was available. To my shock, she was! We had called a year prior but had been booked, the couple cancelled and we happily booked her. Christobel invited us to her house where she reassured us, demonstrated her services, got to know us, and tailored her service to reflect exactly what we wanted on our special day. Christobel was punctual, professional, genuine, and patient. Christobel was detail oriented and made our day so incredible special. She brought her own supplies and met with the groomsmen and bridal party prior to the wedding, day of. After the wedding we had friends and family approach us for weeks afterwards to tell us how wonderful the wedding was, and how amazing our officiant was. We are eternally grateful to Christobel for making our day so incredibly special, in a way no other officiant could.
Christobel did such an aamazing job with our ceremony. It went so smoothly. I loved how she meet up with us months before and gave us 3 different ceremonies we could chose from or mix up to make our own, and the idea for blending of the sands was perfect since we were combining 2 families and the kids got to be included. It was great and she was great. Highly recommend her.
Christobel performed our ceremony on 3/19/16 and it was the BEST decision we could have ever made!!! She is PHENOMENAL!!! She worked with us to get our vows and ceremony perfect! We wanted a customized ceremony that was personal and emotional. It definitely was! The words brought grown men to tears! I am still receiving so many compliments on the ceremony and Christobel! Everyone fell in love with her. If we would have picked any other officiant, our ceremony would have been the same run of the mill vows that everyone always hears. Our ceremony was special and one of a kind. Chriostobel was an absolute joy to work with and she will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Christobel did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. She was very warm and very easy to understand. We received many compliments about the meaningfulness of the words spoken. She helped calm our nerves and guide us through it with her beautiful words. Thank you so much for making the most important part of our day so special and memorable!!!
Christobel went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was perfect. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful!! We received multiple compliments regarding how personalized and heartfelt Christobel's words were. Being from 300+ miles away, it was very important that we found an officiant who would be easy to work with from a distance. Christobel was great and made everything as simple as possible. We could not have chosen a better officiant and are honored to have been Christobel's first rainy day wedding!!
Christobel was absolutely fantastic! She welcomed us into her home and made it a point to get to know us, and allowed us to tailor our ceremony to create what we had always envisioned it to be. She did exactly what she said she would do, and was on time. Christobel is definitely the officiant you want to do your wedding!!! No doubt!
You Can NOT Find a Better OfficiantReviewed on 10/19/2015 William W
From the moment we met Christobel, we knew she was going to perform our wedding. The beautiful British accent, the personal writing of our vows, the welcoming into her home and introducing us to Charleston (her adorable Rottweiler puppy). She had us crying both tears of joy and from laughing so much at our meetings with her, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house at the wedding. She is simply the best. As for the negative, I can't say a thing. Warm, engaging, entertaining and she officiates the most beautiful ceremony you could ever ask for. We LOVE Christobel.
Meet The Owner
Christobel E. Hanz
I am a professional wedding Officiant, and one of the sought after leaders in the wedding field. I have been been part of the San Antonio & surrounding areas wedding industry for 15 years. Specializing in Signature Custom Weddings, Chic, Fresh and Exciting. You will have my personal attention, I will be in touch with you during your wedding ceremony designing. Right up to the day of your wedding. I will listen to your hearts desires, answer your phone calls, E-Mails and questions. Your wedding is going to be fabulous!