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 We received countless post-ceremony praises about Bill.  He is incredible, truly. Anyone who has him officiate their wedding will receive the same praises.  His presence is lovely, genuine and full of joy. He tailored the wedding to us—he listened to us, which was so refreshing in planning a wedding.  I am so thankful that we found him and he had the availability to officiate our wedding.  He was the only officiant we seriously spoke to and we knew in the middle of speaking with him that we were done searching.  I have no doubt in my mind that we could not have found a better officiant for our wedding.  In fact, there were a number of times during the ceremony where my husband and I had to remind ourselves to look at each other because we found ourselves looking at him.  He's just so intriguing and such a lovely person. Having Bill officiate your wedding will be a major highlight of your wedding day, I promise. 

-Whitney & David, April 29, 2017

 We had the pleasure of working with Bill for our very small destination wedding on Kiawah Island.  Our wedding was planned over only a few weeks, and we are so fortunate that Bill was the officiant that was recommended by our venue.  From our first email and phone call, Bill made us feel so comfortable, and worked with us from afar at planning the perfect wedding, even walking us through the process of obtaining a marriage license in Charleston.  Even without any face-to-face meetings, he was able to create the PERFECT ceremony for us.  Although we only met for the first time on the day of our wedding, it felt as if he had known us for years.  We truly could not have asked for a more perfect wedding, and this was largely thanks to Bill.  I cannot imagine having had anyone else perform our ceremony (even our family still raves about him to this day), and would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding in Charleston.  Thank you, Bill!!

 -Tiffany & Tom, December 3, 2016

 Bill, did a phenomenal job.  We were ecstatic about the ceremony!  He even knows a little Russian!  Spasibo/Thank you!

 - Olesea & Dmitriy, May 19, 2017

 Bill, we cannot thank you enough.  Your ceremony far exceeded what we could have imagined was possible.  It was easily the highlight of the entire day.  You gave us both a special gift and for that we are eternally grateful 

 - Michelle & Ben, April 28, 2017

 Our ceremony was easily one of the happiest memories that we have as a couple, and it is all thanks to Bill.  We were very unsure about the direction we wanted the ceremony to go in when we first started planning, but Bill walked us through each step and helped us craft a ceremony that was beautiful, touching, funny, and most importantly, uniquely us.

 With very little guidance from us, Bill put together the highlight of our wedding to so many people, and we couldn't be happier that he was such an integral part of our special day.

 Again, thank you so much.  It was greatly appreciated by so many people, and it meant the world to us.

 - Katelyn & Rob, March 12, 2016

 My husband and I eloped in Charleston in March and, after doing a lot of research, we made the effortless decision of choosing Bill as our officiant.  This was by far the easiest decision we made in regard to our wedding!  Not only was Bill professional, but he was personable, courteous, and took the time to get to know us (over the phone which can be difficult!) in order to create our perfect ceremony.  We are so thankful we chose Bill, and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a phenomenal officiant for their big day!

 -Tia & Ryan, March 15, 2017

I am writing to express our deepest gratitude for your work on our big day.  You did such a wonderful job of making the ceremony personal to us and meaningful to the crowd.  You are truly special at what you do

 -Laura & Ryan, May 30, 2015

 At or after most weddings guests usually applaud the food, band, and venue.  All of which was wonderful and received plenty accolades of their own.  However, most praises fell upon Bill.  It wasn't just the words he spoke but it was the way in which he spoke them.  My sister was so impressed that she had Bill officiate her wedding the following year.  He has truly mastered his craft and we would recommend him to anyone with absolute confidence. 

 -Michelle & Jake, October 25, 2014

 You did an amazing job and made our vows so much fun.  Thank you!!! 

 -Melissa & Beau, June 3, 2017 

We had a destination wedding in Charleston and were anxious about finding the right officiant.  We wanted someone we felt understood us and the kind of ceremony we were hoping for.  Bill met with us one morning and took the time to ask a lot of questions about our lives, relationship and the big day.  We felt like we had known him forever and knew instantly we had found our officiant.  Bill worked with us to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted and on the day of officiated it beautifully.  He made everyone laugh and shed a few happy tears and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us.

                                                                                  -Christine & Jeff, September 22, 2013

 My husband and I were planning a destination wedding in South Carolina.  Planning from Pittsburgh made me a little nervous.  However, as we had it luck was on our side. We were looking for an officiant that would tailor our upcoming nuptials to be personal and have a religious blessing as well!  We found Bill and everything fell into place! If you are looking for a stress-free process and someone who will communicate with you personally as well as get to know you as individuals, Bill is the officiant for you!  I couldn't imagine my wedding day without him in it!

-Lauren and Bill, September 24, 2016

We were incredibly fortunate to have Bill as our wedding.  From the moment I first spoke to Bill on the phone, I knew he was the one for us.  His relaxing vibe, kindness, and southern drawl were just perfect for the whole feel of our wedding.  He was very accommodating and easy to get in touch with, which was especially important planning a wedding from far away.  The first time I met Bill in person was at a quaint coffee shop with my parents to go over the ceremony details.  Although I was already confident he was the best officiant for us before actually meeting him, this meeting just solidified our choice and made me wonder "How on earth did we get so lucky to find him?!" 

 The rehearsal was easy, laid-back, and fun.  He made my husband and I feel 100% confident that the ceremony would run smoothly the next day... which it did!   I would not change one thing about our ceremony.  It was exactly what we had envisioned and he made it all come to life!  He did a perfect job of making the ceremony light-hearted, happy, traditional, on the short side, and with a few Catholic touches for my husband's family, which was exactly what we wanted.  After the wedding, we received SO many compliments about the ceremony and Bill.  Our guests were just as impressed and thrilled as we were.  If you're looking to get married in the Charleston area, having Bill officiate your wedding should be the easiest decision in the wedding planning process! 

 -Emily & Ryan, April 18, 2015

 From the first time we met Bill, he was genuine, personable, and concerned with our happiness. Bill was able to help us merge two different religions into one perfect ceremony.  We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant and would recommend Bill to anyone!

 -Lauren and Joe, March 7, 2016

 We couldn't have been more pleased with our ceremony performed by Bill.  We’re so glad we picked him for such a special day! 

 He customized it to fit our ideals and personalities and made us feel more comfortable than I could have imagined.  Bill helped us personalize our vows, guided us through the nervousness, and provided warmth and genuine caring to such an important event.  Bill was quick to respond via phone or email and we would absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to get married. 

 -Courtney & Christopher, March 20, 2014

 Bill made our wedding day absolutely perfect!  He spent the time to get to know us prior to the wedding, which made all involved feel very comfortable with him.  There is a natural ease about him which is very inviting.  We would highly recommend his services to anyone, regardless of the type of ceremony.  If you are looking for a fun, genuine person to officiate your event, Bill is your guy! 

 -Kelli & Daniel, November 11, 2014

 Bill did an amazing job officiating our wedding!  He guided us through the whole process.  He took the time to get to know us, worked to incorporate our special/unique requests, and was able to personalize the ceremony for to fit our personalities perfectly!  Many of our family and guests complimented us on the ceremony saying that it was one of the best, most meaningful ceremonies they had ever seen!  Thank you, Bill, for making this day so special and a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

 -Hillary & BK, October 8, 2016

I cannot say thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so special!  Most importantly, you found a way to make the ceremony feel exactly like "us" and what we envisioned our special day to be like.  You made the planning process easy and seamless, and you provided insight and expertise throughout the way.  You gave helpful suggestions and were able to answer questions when we had them.  It was very evident that you enjoy what you do, and that made us feel at ease.  It was a truly special day, and we are happy you were able to be part of it.  Thanks again!

                                                                                                   -Anne & William, October 7, 2012

 Bill, you have been so amazing to work with over the last year!  I never thought I would find someone so in tune with what we wanted out of our ceremony!  I wish you all the best and thank you so much for all of your time! 

 -Amy & Tom, August 1, 2015

 My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Bill on our wedding in Kiawah.  From the first conversation, Bill focused on making sure the ceremony would be inclusive and tailored to our wishes.  He made sure to include our daughters in a manner that was comfortable for them. And he went "above and beyond" in every way possible.  We can't say enough good things about Bill!  

 -Christine & Brad, July 5, 2015

 You did a fantastic job.  We had the time of our lives.  We got many, many compliments on the ceremony! 

 -Sarah & Mark, June 6, 2015

 Thank you so much for being our officiant at the wedding!  You were awesome, from the day we first met to begin discussions, to all of your help and insight along the way, to helping us rehearse, to an absolutely wonderful ceremony!  Many of our guests remarked on how great you were, and we wholeheartedly agree! 

 -Kaitlyn & Daniel, May 1, 2015

 We wanted to sincerely thank you for your very professional and heartfelt conduction of our wedding in Charleston on April 25 of this year.  We received so many favorable comments about the performance of your officiant duties.  More important though was Adrienne's and my appreciation of the exceptional ceremony.  We'd be happy to recommend you for any couples wanting to engage you to officiate at their wedding. 

 -Adrienne & Bob, April 25, 2015

 From the first time we met Bill we knew he would be the perfect fit for our wedding.  Throughout the entire process, he was helpful, responsive, and you could tell he truly cared about making sure our ceremony exactly fit us.  He worked with us multiple times on wording and making sure we got the traditional ceremony but also were able to say a few words to each other as well. Bill was calm and incredibly professional through it all.  I have heard from almost every wedding guest how great Bill did and how perfect our ceremony was.  Thank you, Bill, for making our wedding day the absolute best it could have been.

 -Ashley & Matt, March 28, 2015

 Bill was a great choice to officiate our wedding.  We spent a lot of time looking for one and did a lot of internet research.  Since we do not live in Charleston, we called him and talked to him about the entire process.  We felt very comfortable with what he said and it made us happy and we decided he was the right choice.  In the months prior to the wedding, we communicated a lot with Bill.  If he didn't answer the phone, he was very quick to respond, as well with e-mails.  We finally got to Charleston and met him face to face and he was very receptive of our wishes.  He made the officiating part of our wedding very easy and smooth and we would recommend him to anybody

 -Scott & Misty, March 7, 2015

 Bill was highly recommended to us and I am so thrilled we chose him as our wedding day officiant.  He was with us during the planning process early on, so if we needed anything at all, he was right there to help guide us along the way and answer any questions we had.  He even met us at an off time for our rehearsal to make sure we were good to go before the wedding day.  Bill was beyond amazing to work with, so helpful, attentive, and professional in every way.  My family and friends loved having him there, and Adrien and I couldn't have found a lovelier officiant to work with us on our special day.  We will definitely recommend him to other couples getting married in the area.  He is the best!  

 -Catherine & Adrien, May 17, 2014

 While searching for a Charleston area officiant for our October 2014 wedding, we came across Bill's website.   After meeting Bill for a brief “get to know you" session, we knew immediately that we wanted Bill to officiate our ceremony.  We both felt so comfortable with him and he seemed to really enjoy what he did.  Over the next few months, he worked closely with us to finalize our wedding ceremony and vows.  He listened to everything we said and provided us with an outline that incorporated everything we wanted.  Bill even worked in an honoring of the engagement ring into the ring exchange, which was beautiful and very meaningful for us.  He attended our wedding rehearsal and made us feel at ease for our big day.  Our wedding day and ceremony couldn't have been more perfect and we know a lot of that is thanks to Bill.   He was WONDERFUL during our ceremony!  In fact, we still have people telling us how great our officiant was!  Bill took care of our marriage licenses which was great and one less thing for us to worry about!  We couldn't recommend Bill more highly!  We are SO grateful to him! 

 -Lauren & Jamey, October 11, 2014

 You helped make our day as special as we hoped it would be.  We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful officiant who was truly there to support us.  Thank you for being there with and for us. 

                                                                                           -Malerey & Alan, September 21, 2013

 Bill is fantastic!  He patiently worked with us in the months leading up to our wedding to make sure that our ceremony was perfect.  We do not live in Charleston so we were only able to speak on the phone with him and met only once in person before our wedding.  All of our guests commented on how Bill seemed to have known us our entire lives.  Even with states in between us, he was able to quickly get to know both of us and created an amazing ceremony.  He has a great disposition and was integral in making our wedding as we have always envisioned it.  He is highly recommended!

                                                                                             -Emily & Ryan, September 14, 2013

 When people ask me what my favorite part of our wedding was, I always say our ceremony.  Bill did such a wonderful job creating a ceremony that fit our wishes.  He created vows that perfectly portrayed our love for each other.  I would recommend Bill to any couple.  He's easy to work with and will go above and beyond your expectations.

                                                                                                        -Ashley & Zebb, June 21, 2013

 Bill was wonderful to work with in planning our beautiful wedding day!  He helped to customize our ceremony to suit our religious backgrounds and was able to incorporate requests to include all our family members.  We were able to easily work with him even though we were a destination wedding in South Carolina from Illinois.  My family, Ryan, and I were very impressed by the professionalism and personal touches Bill was able to bring to a day we waited a long time for and went above and beyond all our expectations as our officiant.

                                                                                                           -Sara & Ryan, June 20, 2013

 It has been a genuine pleasure getting to know you.  We are so fortunate that you are the one to sanctify Leslie and Joel’s marriage.  Thank you for being so wonderful to create a service that includes so many traditions and expressions of commitment.  We appreciate everything. 

 –Joan & George (parents of the bride), June 8, 2013

 Thanks for your SUPERB services in officiating at Kate & Dale’s wedding.  Your service was wonderful—meaningful and devout.  Betty and I—and all of our families—were truly grateful for the spiritual and dignified way it was conducted—and you helped Kate and Dale get the right start to their marriage!

 -Bill (father of the bride) April 4, 2013

 We had a great experience with Bill.  Leading up to the big day, Bill was helpful and attentive and prepared a ceremony that was perfect for what we were looking for.  On the day of our wedding, Bill was very genuine, and the ceremony was better than we hoped it could have been.  We received multiple compliments from guests about how great it was, and how well chosen Bill’s words were.

                                                                                              -Susan & Steve, October 20, 2012

 Bill, I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for being such a wonderful part of Sarah & Vanko’s big day.  You got it just right.  It was as if you knew them for a long time!  Mark & I will remember it all with great fondness. 

 -Mary and Mark (parents of the bride), October 13, 2012

 We are so thankful and honored that you married us!  It is a huge blessing to us to begin our marriage with you and we’re blown away by your generosity.  Thanks for your wisdom, counsel, and care in helping us with the ceremony.  We were delighted to celebrate our marriage with you! 

                                                                                          -Sarah & Brent, September 4, 2012

 Your poise, sincerity, charm, and graciousness were the perfect complement to our gathering.  I especially appreciated the customized ceremony you created for us—it illuminated the intentions of our marriage and voiced the qualities we wish our relationship to embody.  I had no idea it would even be possible to have a ceremony that felt so "us."  Numerous guests came up to me after the wedding and told me how impressed they were.

 One of my favorite pieces of the ceremony was the community segment that you suggested.  I am so glad we included this piece of the ceremony, giving our family and friends the chance to share their love and blessings for us.  They were truly given the opportunity to participate in this special moment.  Bill, you went above and beyond in every way.

                                                                                                                                                                         -Lisa & Seth, October 22, 2011

 From start to finish, Bill was responsive and a pleasure to be around.  He designed a ceremony that worked perfectly for us and our small, intimate wedding, including details that were very personal to us.  At our outdoor park venue, we did not have any type of sound system, but he was crystal clear and easy to hear for everyone in attendance.  My new husband and I had such a good feeling throughout the whole process, and it was a joy to have Bill there with us on the most important day of our lives.

-Sarah & Robert, October 22, 2011

We could not have been happier with our choice of Bill.  New to Charleston, we searched high and low for the perfect fit for our special day and Bill lived up to, and exceeded our expectations.  He took the time to get to know us as a couple and customized our wedding ceremony accordingly.  Bill’s demeanor and presentation helped create a classic experience that was memorable and tasteful.  We are very grateful.                        

 -Laura & Walter, September 24, 2011