Jessie and Patrick said:

Lisa was brilliant from day one. I first contacted her over the phone, we live in Ireland. She was happy to answer all our questions. We explained what we wanted at our ceremony and after emailing her other information (vows, readings,etc) she had a rough draft written up with in a few days. It was perfect. Lisa kept in touch with us through email and messanger. She was happy to add any last minute details and even printed our vows on beautiful paper. She made every detail of our wedding feel so special and put our minds at ease. We really can't say enough about her. Lisa lives an hour from our venue but still came to our rehearsal the day before. Her fees are so reasonable and include the rehearsal. We would highly recommend her as a wedding officant.

Jeremy and Wendy said:

Everything Lisa did for my wife and I was perfect. She was very flexible, guided us through the layout of how everything would be said, worked in our personal tastes and did everything exactly how we wanted it. We chose to do a very short ceremony with just Lisa, my wife and I out in a forest. Her communication was great and she also took some pictures for us. My wife and I would highly recommend!!

Jordan said:

Lisa was a huge part of making our big day a dream. My wife and I fell in love with an example ceremony of hers. A few small personalizations later it was perfect for us. Her ceremony, her sense of humor, her voice, delivery and tone—everything was just perfect. We planned from out of state and she was extremely accommodating. We hadn’t actually met her in person until rehearsal, even then, her ceremony felt as if we all knew each other for years. And don’t just take our word for it, family and friends are still commenting on how eye opening, and real her words were. There was not a dry eye on the lawn (all happy tears of course). We highly recommend choosing Lisa Shoemake for your ceremony. You will be happy you did!

Kristen said:
Hey, Lisa!  I just wanted to thank you again for marrying us!   You made it very special for us!   Also thank you for cutting up with us to calm our nerves!   You are the best!   Thank you also for helping us through the little "crisis" we had.   Thanks for everything!

Lauren said:
Thank you so much!   Everything was absolutely perfect!  God bless you!

Coby said:
Thank you SO much! You were GREAT and the location was amazing!  You definitely made it special.  We appreciate it tons!
Caitlin said:
I wanted to drop a line to thank you again for the wonderful job you did as our officiant last weekend.   Your experience and flexibility in working with us to put together the ceremony we desired was so helpful, and the ceremony itself was just perfect.   We are so happy we found you and will definitely recommend your services!

Alisha said:

We just got our pictures back and I just wanted to say (finally), thank you so much for officiating our wedding!  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony - or more perfect weather!  Also, I really appreciated your husband providing the background music.  I hadn't originally planned on having any, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts!

Dustin and Grace said:
We want to thank you for doing our wedding. It was worded so well and you were very nice. We can't thank you enough for coming out there. Very well done.

Jessica said...
We loved having Lisa perform our wedding! We wanted something short, sweet and to the point and Lisa accomplished that and more. Her words were beautiful and she is such a great speaker. We had an issue when our venue moved our rehearsal time last minute and Lisa was able to move her schedule to work with us!

Julie said...
Lisa was super easy to work with. She was able to personalize our vows even though we don’t know her all that well. She was professional and friendly throughout the time we worked with her. But the best part is, she supports marriage rights for all. I couldn’t have had any vendors at our wedding who are homophobic as that is an insult to so many of my guests. This was very important to us.
Eric said...

Hey Lisa,
I just wanted to thank you for what you've done for our wedding.
You were great to work with and did a good job.
Thank you so much for helping make our wedding as wonderful as it was.

Lani said...
We wanted to let you know that we are so happy with the services you provided for our wedding. Everything was pretty crazy that day and I wish I had had the chance to talk to you a bit more just to get to know you better. Your voice is lovely and you truly captured the moment of our wedding, families, and us perfectly!

For the past year we had been emailing you have always been so attentive and accommodating.

Thank you so much for your wonderful service!

Photographer Jon Yoder    http://www.jonyoder.com/

Chelsea said...
I really enjoyed working with Lisa! We wanted our ceremony to be non-traditional and non-religious, as we both come from different backgrounds. Also we chose to get married on the birthday of my deceased brother and grandfather, whom I was very close with. She incorporated their memory into our ceremony. She made everything so personal. The words she spoke were so beautiful. She did an amazing job! She is also very easy to get in touch with, and as a busy bride planning a wedding that is VERY important. I would highly recommend her no matter what type of ceremony you are having. THANK YOU LISA


Jannette said...
She was great!! I did not have to worry about anything with the licence. She made sure everything was giving to the correct person. She even had a tissue for me when I was crying.

Brittany said...
Lisa was very sweet and accommodating. She spent time with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. Her open-mindedness and expertise helped to make our day special!

Katie said...
Lisa was very flexible and created a ceremony draft that included everything we asked for! She performed a beautiful ceremony.


Mollie said...
I wish you could give more stars than just 5! Lisa was an absolute godsend for our last minute elopement. She was great at responding quickly, even outside of business hours and was willing to do the ceremony however we liked. She was incredibly flexible. In fact, I only contacted her 2 days in advance and we didn't even decide where to do the ceremony until the day of! We didn't hire a photographer, but her husband was happy to snap photos with my cell phone camera so that we could keep memories and share them with friends and family. Her rates are fantastic as well. I absolutely recommend her!


Stephanie said...
Lisa Shoemake is a wonderful lady and great Officiant! She makes getting married such a wonderful and enjoyable experience! If you are in need of someone to marry you; please think about her.....she had great ceremonies to read and select what you would love to be said on the day you marry! I felt I had a big hand in creating our ceremony. I loved that! She was a blessing to us!


First off, it’s not everyday that you find an official so open to different types of people like my husband and I. We had only two requests: that the ceremony be light and fun and that the ceremony be as non-religious as possible. Lisa did all this and more. Second of all, she wore a beautiful dress that matched the colors of the wedding! Not everyone would do that.
We were just surprised to find someone as such short notice. We had a lot going on during the months planning our wedding; we had talked to another officiant before calling Lisa and he was already booked for the day of our wedding. He recommended us to Lisa and we’re so glad he did!She gladly took on the task even with short notice and our wedding was perfect. Not to mention, I had trouble finding a way to play the song that I would walk down the isle to and Lisa helped out with that, too. She was amazing! -Mr. & Mrs. Fisher, July 4, 2010

Jen said:
Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing!   You're wonderful and we couldn't have asked for more!   It was our perfect ceremony!


Thanks Lisa, you made our wedding one of many best day of our lives and i want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!!!!
Marquis and Luci, June 26, 2010
Lisa is a very friendly and flexible person to work with. I made changes to my vows several times, and she never showed the slightest hint of impatience with me. In fact, she was gung ho about every change that I made. She is professional and very quick to answer her emails, which I was impressed with. The price seemed to me to be very reasonable for the service she performed for us. Thanks, Lisa!  Julianne and Jon,  September 11, 2010
Thank you for the simply beautiful ceremony yesterday at my son’s wedding !

Susan S.
Trish and Bob

Hello Mrs. Shoemake I’m getting to look at my wedding photos tonight for the first time and they made me want to thank you again for giving us such a lovely ceremony. Nichole

Posted on “The Knot”
I ADORE Lisa.   posted 12/2/2010 Lisa was our officiant this past November, and I could not have been more pleased. We had no idea who was going to officiate our ceremony because neither the groom nor myself attend a church. We thought about asking a friend to get ordained online, but didn’t really have anyone that we thought would be just right for the job. Then Lisa emailed me, having gotten my email address from WeddingChannel.com. And I’m so glad she did! She was EXACTLY what we were looking for. After meeting her for the first time to kind of see if she’d work out for us, I was so excited. She’s fantastic, professional, thorough, helpful… I absolutely cannot say enough good things about her. She also offers discounts to military brides & grooms in honor of her son, who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
Thank you so much for doing our wedding ceremony.  We are so very happy!
Melissa and Cameron

Hello Lisa I hope I find you doing well on this day.  I have had a wonderful week and a half vacation from the real world but now that I’m back its business as usual. So one of my first priorities is to thank you so much for officiating our wedding on the 17th. Your patience, professionalism and courtesy was highly appreciated. You made our wedding painless, fun and memorable.  And I can’t say enough kind words to describe how grateful we are to you. So thank you again and if there is anything I can do for you in the future please let me know. And I will suggest your services to anyone I know in the future. Thank you and have a wonderful day.   R & T, September 2011.

Thank you so much for making our wedding amazing!  You’re wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for more.  It was our perfect ceremony.  Jen and Blake