Wedding Wire Reviews
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much we loved and enjoyed our ceremony. You were really able to capture US in our story, and it was everything we wanted it to be - honest, funny, and touching. We have received many compliments about our ceremony, and I can say that that it was absolutely perfect for us. I wouldn't have changed a thing. And, I loved that you and Z surprised me with a few things too!
I knew that when our original officiate canceled on us, things would probably work out for the best, but I was still disappointed. Now I can say that I am completely happy that she did and we ended up finding you.
Thank you for taking time to get to know us a little bit and being part of our special day.
Having Spike as our wedding officiant was a wonderful experience. She made us feel comfortable and like we had known her for a long time. She offered good advice with our vows, and responded to emails in a timely manner. She was also on time for every meeting that we had together. I would definitely recommend Spike as an easy-going, friendly person to work with. She was perfect for the job!
Craig and I can't thank you enough for all you did for us. It was the perfect ceremony, and everyone commented on how wonderful it was.
When Bob and I were discussing an officiant for our big day we were worried we wouldn't find someone that really meshed well with us...but the moment we met Spike all of our worries melted away. She was exactly what we were hoping for; she was laid back, funny, and very personable. During our first meeting she asked all the right questions that Bob and I were hoping to have included in the ceremony. All the funny little things that have happened throughout the years of our relationship, places that were important to us, and she really understood the vibe that we were going for. The actual ceremony could not have been more perfect! It was personal, sweet, romantic, and a little bit funny...everything we wanted and Spike did an exceptional job. I had numerous people come up to me during and after the reception with comments about how wonderful and very 'Bob and Ashley' the ceremony was. I couldn't imagine someone else performing our ceremony...it was absolutely perfectly special in every way! Thanks so much Spike!
Marshall and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Spike as our officiant. We had a very short timeline from start to finish, but Spike was still able to put together a beautiful (but short and simple, like we requested) ceremony that felt personal and perfect for us. Even when our coordinator went AWOL for the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception, Spike was there for us to help make sure everything got done and even (or so I heard) helped carry presents from the ceremony to the reception. Thank you, Spike!
I just wanted to thank you for performing our ceremony, I got endless compliments on your 'performance'. I had one person tell me they were on the edge of their seat because they didn't want to miss one word. Thank you for helping us create something that I think fits Grant and my personalities.
We would like to sincerely thank you for helping to make our wedding a pleasant and successful event. I was anticipating it would be quite nerve-wracking for us, but your calm assurances helped us all to stay cool & collected. The guests remarked that it was a relaxed and enjoyable ceremony (for many the most enjoyable they have ever attended). Susan and I are grateful for your professionalism and understanding through all of it.
Spike was very accommodating. I asked her to say something personal in her introduction/story about my son to make him feel included in the union as well. One element I loved about working with Spike is that we shared this common bond of being a single-parent of a son for a number of years before finding love again. She completely understood my concern to not leave my son out of the wedding union. She came up with a beautiful story about the different pieces of the puzzle that join together to make a union. The guests loved it! She went out of her way to re-arrange her personal vacation schedule at the holidays so she could marry us, and making sure to mail the marriage certificate before leaving town later that evening.
Spike did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. She was actually a last-minute substitute for our original officiant who hurt her back the day before our wedding, so I was a little nervous before we met her at the rehearsal! However, I felt very comfortable with her being the officiant once we met her, since she immediately took charge of the situation and got us organized. This was especially helpful, since I didn't have a wedding coordinator. Overall, Spike was a great balance of professionalism, laid-backness, and good humor which was a perfect fit for our wedding style.
Chad and I were really struggling to find just the right person to perform our wedding ceremony. And, then we discovered that Spike did weddings! What could be more Austin than that? She was so flexible and gave us great ideas to help create the casual, yet meaningful ceremony that we had envisioned sharing with all of our closest friends and family.
We both have children and wanted a marriage ceremony that actively involved all four of them. The only catch was that we had absolutely no idea how. Spike not only sat down and wrote a ceremony that we loved, but she suggested great ways that the kids--including two rather cynical teenagers--could participate. We felt like our ceremony was authentically ours. Rather than feeling like we were having to conform to a template, we were able to relax and enjoy our day knowing that the ceremony was customized for us, in a way that only Spike Gillespie could have done.
Beth and Mike
Spike helped us craft a ceremony that was based in tradition while at the same time celebrated our uniqueness as a couple. Spike's easygoing manner is infectious and she guided the ceremony with a gentle hand. We appreciate everything she did for us.
Spike was an incredible addition to our wedding ceremony. Planning a wedding in Texas, but living in Florida was a challenge. Spike's extensive knowledge of wedding ceremonies and constant communication left us confident that our wedding would be perfect. When the day finally came, Spike was punctual to both the rehearsal and the ceremony. She was calm and reassuring (a perfect attitude to have with a bride!)...and at the end of the day was an integral part of our wedding. We recommend Spike to any bride and groom looking for a professional and custom wedding ceremony, minus the stress!
Stuart & Laura Jacksonville, Florida
Married in Wimberley, Texas
We had an amazing time! It was really magical and even more special than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for being part of it. I knew you were the right person to officiate our wedding from the moment I started reading your website and blogs, and I was right!!! Thanks again for making our ceremony so special and meaningful!
Nienke & Baris
We just wanted to thank you again for doing our wedding! We could not have imagined it without you. Such an amazing pleasure to have you part of our joining lives!
Erin & David
Thanks for everything! We had such an amazing day and are so grateful that you were part of the team that made it all possible!
Rivi & Alex
Spike!!! We love you! We couldn't have found a more perfect match in a hundred years! You ARE Austin.
Cheryl & Spencer