Here are some of the lovely comments received from my couples or family members:
Review from Bride Jade: "Desiree did an absolutely fantastic job with our small elopement. It was such a special day for us and all of her kind words meant so much to us. We had never been to Monterey before and she picked out the absolute perfect place for us to marry. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone! Thanks again!!"
Review from Bride J.: " 5 stars! Very easy to work with!"
Email from Groom S.: "Hi Rev. Des! Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your service and being a very easy person to work with on our wedding. It was so very comfortable for us, other than the little chill in the air."
Wedding Couple, Client Survey: "We selected an experienced officiant, focused on a ceremony pleasing to the bride and groom. [Rev. Des] seemed especially easy to coordinate and focused on what we wanted in a ceremony. We enjoyed meeting and to getting to know each other. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted!"
Comment from Wedding Guest N.: "Great ceremony, Rev."
Testimonial from Claire A.: "Rev. Desiree Eli performed a wedding ceremony for my husband and myself last June in Santa Cruz, CA. Our situation was rather unique and we ended up contacting her with only a couple of days notice before we needed her to perform the ceremony. We didn't even know what venue we were going to use and had a couple of changes up until the last moment. She was very accommodating and friendly and immediately put us at ease and at the same time was professional and knowledgeable. She made everything so much easier on us! The ceremony went perfectly and she made us feel so special by helping us choose the perfect script and vows for the ceremony and tailoring it to us as individuals. No matter what type of ceremony you are looking for, whether it is religious or not, we highly recommend her to add that special touch to your special day. :-)"
Testimonial from Elizabeth: "We had a perfect wiki-wiki wedding elopement with Rev Des! She helped ease our jitters with her warm yet professional demeanor. She took care of every detail and even sent us our vows afterward. Sincerely, she was such a special part of our day and we're so grateful to have found her."
Testimonial from Candy K.: "Desiree was very helpful, genuine and supportive throughout the entire process. She helped my husband and I find a middle ground to include our cultures, language, and religions. We were thankful to have her present. My husband and I appreciate her taking the time to make our ceremony unique and special. If you're having a beach wedding hire Desiree [and P.A. microphone]. Thank you Desiree! We really appreciate it. See you on our 25th anniversary!"
Testimonial from Christopher O.: "Rev. Desiree was very easy to work with, professional, and timely in responses. She provided professional formatted email with pictures, rules, fees, regulations, and permit information for many beaches near Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel. The price was very fair and affordable and included several scripts to choose from and the filing of the license. We had a great time and Rev. Des did a wonderful job. Thanks!"
Testimonial from Angela V.: "Hello Rev., I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping make my day so perfect, despite the craziness. LOL. You did awesome."
Testimonial from Rick G.: "Desiree created the perfect vows for us. Using our preference to not speak much, along with the setting and our backgrounds, she crafted custom vows that were exactly what we wanted. She is friendly, easy to work with, and really made our day that much more special. We would recommend her to anyone in the Bay Area looking for a quality officiant."
Testimonial from Rachel C.: "Originally when we were looking for an officiant, Rev. Desiree Eli's site was the only one that gave a broken down list of packages and prices. None of the other local Officiants were as straight forward and some required I fill out a small online app before I could even get a phone number to call. But the thing that caught my interest is I could simply read the website and find out exactly what my options were and the price.
Also, other officiants, as their packages read, were suggesting that they were going to somewhat dictate a lot of the ceremony. And another that I that left me a message gave me much higher price and then proceeded to tell me that's the best I would find...
I loved my ceremony it was exactly what we wanted simple and intimate without all the extra bells and whistles. I think may favorite part was that we kept botching our lines ha ha!
I really liked the fact also that Rev. Des went through the trouble to research our background, and add personal touches, such as the Italian introduction and how we met.
Rev. Des with Weddings with Aloha had a natural intuition for what we wanted and you performed our ceremony exactly the way that we were hoping that it would be. And that you really showed that you enjoyed what you do and that you gave us excellent suggestions for places for you ceremony that would give it a personal touch and not to mention give us beautiful and memorable photos of our day. You knew what you were doing and it gave us a lot more confidence and ease that you had suggestions for places to do the ceremony and the area in general."
Testimonial from Marcial O:
"I made the arrangements for my son whom was on a short leave from the army and recent return from his first deployment in Afghanistan. I was very pleased with her quick response time and last minute commitment. It was a perfect ceremony on a nice sunny afternoon, very fluid and professional."
Testimonial from C.G.: "We flew Desiree out to Atlanta, Georgia to officiate our wedding, because we wanted a civil ceremony & I was in the fairly religious South. She followed my wishes for a non-religious wedding. The ceremony was special because my husband also said a vow to my son, who would be his step-son & included him in the day. I will never forget that Rev. Des closed our ceremony with a Hawaiian blessing, which was so unique and different."