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My wife and I got married at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on April 7th of 2017. We were so honored to have Colleen as the officiant for our ceremony. We didn’t have a lot of unique things we wanted to do or much direction going into our meeting with her, but she made things easy for us and took the stress out of our ceremony planning. Everyone really enjoyed the personal love story she created! We’d recommend Colleen to anyone because you can tell she really cares about the couples she works with.  Naomi & Joshua 2017

When we met Colleen the first time, we talked about our relationship, how we met, and gave her our basic vision of the type of ceremony we wanted. Colleen has a great process: Three months before the ceremony, she sent each of us a questionnaire with instructions not to share with the other what we wrote. Based on what we wrote, Colleen crafted (and this is just the right word to use) a ceremony and we received her first draft roughly four weeks before the wedding. For both of us, it was a good surprise to discover what the other said, thought, and felt about our relationship, our shared vision, and what we expected as our relationship matured. This was truly one of the best experiences we had. The ceremony as written was great. We made some minor adjustments simply because seeing the completed document gave us other thoughts; but, on the whole, the ceremony Colleen conceived remained intact. Having the ceremony as a complete reflection of personalities and our “messaging” to our guests really was the best part about having Colleen customize the ceremony. While we expected our friends and relatives to compliment the ceremony, we were surprised and delighted when the guests neither of us knew commented on how beautiful and emotional the ceremony was. All in all, working with Colleen gave us one of our greatest and most delightful surprises.  Burt & Ian 2017

My husband and I just recently got married the first of October. We were so honored to have the privilege of not only meeting Colleen, but having her perform our wedding. We had absolutely no worries with her. She responds in no time, answers any questions you may have and makes everything so personal. Our wedding was so uniquely put together. Was a true blessing that meant so much to us. She does incredible work. She told our love story of eight years, yet kept it short and sweet. She also included our child in a huge way which was what we really wanted. Thanks colleen! Highly recommend.

We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony! From our vows, to the ring ceremony, to the final wedding blessing, Colleen eloquently expressed the love we feel for one another. Her words touched our guests and reminded everybody to celebrate life with love. -Caitlin & Rory, July 3, 2016.

 

 

 

Colleen is amazing! She crafted the perfect ceremony for us. She helped us decide exactly what we wanted, gave us lots of ideas and feedback, and asked us to fill out a couples questionnaire that we both enjoyed (and which helped us bond even more ; ) On our wedding day, she made sure everything ran smoothly. We received sooo many compliments on our ceremony (even from another celebrant)! It was so personalized; honest and heartfelt, but still light-hearted–we even laughed a few times. I can not recommend Colleen highly enough. She really does a wonderful job!  Gretchen & Stephen 2017

w1556-h827Colleen was so helpful in creating our ceremony to be exactly as we dreamed. She was very accommodating and really helped us succeed in having a wedding that reflected us as individuals. Carissa 2015

 

 

bell_164 Our wedding ceremony was perfect! Our guests loved how Colleen told our story so personally and how she effectively incorporated our favorite song and our winery venue into the ceremony. Colleen made us feel completely comfortable from the moment we met her and throughout the process she really connected with us and understood what we wanted from the ceremony. Thank you Colleen for being such an important part of our day and our lives! Greg and John, June 2016

 

View More: http://frame805.pass.us/brittany2Dear Colleen,  You made our wedding day great. We received may compliments from the wedding party about how nice the wedding ceremony was. Many people thought that we may have written our own wedding vows since they were custom tailored to each other. It was truly not a generic out of the box ceremony. I thought the whole process went very smoothly, from the initial meeting through the rehearsal to the actual wedding day. I would have no reservations about recommending you to future friends getting married.      Thanks for making our wedding day Great!!!!!!!!!!, Andy and Brittany Mitchell   November 2015

 

I Do-1870 (2)Colleen worked closely with us to make our ceremony unique. It was exactly what we wanted! She was very responsive to emails and willing to change any aspect of our ceremony. She even sent reminder emails about getting her our questionnaires on time and suggestions about the readings and vows we selected. We received a lot of compliments from friends and family on how personal our ceremony was. A lot of guests commented that the ceremony was beautiful and a nice change to the traditional church ceremony. Colleen listened to our feedback and worked nicely with the staff at our venue to make our wedding perfect and memorable!  Danielle & Mark Amend 2016

 

Alexis & AndreaMy wife Andrea and I absolutely loved our ceremony. We wanted something simple, and with conflicting schedules, were resigned to a courthouse wedding, when we came across Colleen. From our first contact she treated us with the same care as she would a large event, and on the big day managed to make our ‘simple’ ceremony into something we will cherish forever! There wasn’t a dry eye to be found afterward; it was simply perfect and more than we ever expected. We highly recommend Colleen for all of your life’s celebrations, and will certainly use her services in the future! -Alexis, 2016

 

downloadWe could not have asked for a better experience from our celebrant than we received from Colleen. The original meeting with her was quick and easy, and the follow up “getting to know you” packet she had us complete to get to know us was fun to fill out together. A couple of weeks before the wedding, Colleen sent us a draft of the ceremony, using bits and pieces from our completed packet to create a 100% tailored wedding ceremony for us. We didn’t even have to edit it – it was perfect the first time around! After the ceremony, many of our guests complemented us on the ceremony in particular, and a few even said it was the best ceremony they’ve ever attended. If you’re getting married in the tri-state area, hiring Colleen is a MUST!                Jordan Barhorst

Colleen was beyond amazing for our wedding. SO many people came up to me to tell me that they had never been to such a heartfelt and unique ceremony. Having a completely crafted to US ceremony was definitely worth every penny.       Chelsey Barhorst                             October 2015

Good WeddingWe could not have been hap­pier with our cel­e­brant, Colleen. Right from the very begin­ning she was very friendly, easy to deal with and made every­thing very straight for­ward. Colleen took the time and effort to get to know us and cre­ate a cer­e­mony about our love story. She always kept us informed and offered great ideas and sug­ges­tions that enhanced our expe­ri­ence.

Colleen tai­lored our cer­e­mony uniquely to our rela­tion­ship, she also included the spe­cial peo­ple in our lives allow­ing us to pay homage and give thanks for their con­tri­bu­tions.  Colleen was bril­liant on our wed­ding day. We were very impressed with her pro­fes­sion­al­ism and orga­ni­za­tion skills. Her abil­ity to pre­pare those who had a role in the cer­e­mony (adults and six chil­dren) in a very short period of time, speaks to her excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and pro­fes­sion­al­ism. Colleen is very sin­cere; she’s a great speaker with a lovely speak­ing voice. We had so many com­ments on how great, spe­cial, unique, and inter­est­ing our cer­e­mony was, and we were thrilled. I highly rec­om­mend Colleen as a Wed­ding Cel­e­brant and would give her 10 out of 10.
Thank you, Colleen!  Ben­son & Kim.    August 2015

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Colleen is a creative genius! The way she worked with us to personalize our ceremony brought the day to a euphoric culmination. I highly recommend you use Colleen as your officiant. It’s clear that she’s passionate about making your day special.   

Brittany    Wedding 10/31/14

 

 

 

 

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We could not have had a bet­ter mar­riage cer­e­mony, thanks to the awe­some tal­ents of Colleen Good. We pro­vided our thoughts and a theme, which she mag­i­cally wove into a spell­bind­ing story so beau­ti­fully com­posed it brought us to tears of joy. We are for­ever grate­ful and blessed to have found Colleen, a Cel­e­brant who is tru­ly a mas­ter at cel­e­bra­tion. Thank you to the moon and back! Suzanne and Laura, Part­ners for Life    July 2015

 

Happy ClientsWe loved working with Colleen for our wedding. We wanted a secular ceremony and something very personal, while limiting the ceremony to 30 minutes. Seemed like a tall order, but together we got it done! We loved filling out our “couples’ survey” and felt that it gave us the opportunity to really tell our story and loop our family and friends into the ceremony. Colleen offered suggestions but was very flexible. She was open to doing multiple drafts/changes to the ceremony as it firmed up. She attended our rehearsal and dealt with our large, somewhat unruly group well :-P Would definitely recommend.              Alex  2014

 

 

Celebrant ,Jasmine & Terra

Colleen,   Were do we start :). You truly truly have wonderful gift and the brightest spirit that will light up the room and make a bride to be soooooo excited about her big day! That is exactly what you did for Terra and I and we can not thank you enough, our guests at the wedding were even saying how great you were, and I all I could say was I know lol :). Our wedding ceremony and the way you unfolded and told our love story to our family and friends brought me to tears of joy, every step, every moment, from beginning to the big day was absolutely beautiful and we say thank you, thank you, thank you!!  Sincerely,Terra and Jasmine Sanders  2015

 

 

 

Doellman (53) We were looking for a very personalized wedding ceremony that would reflect our relationship and personalities. Colleen provided just that and more! We met with her and filled out detailed questionnaires to help her develop our ceremony. The result was truly amazing! Guests kept telling us how special it was, and how much they enjoyed hearing such a unique, and honest wedding that actually reflected the bride and groom instead of something generic.   Colleen was very prompt in answering all of our questions, and arrived to the rehearsal and wedding right when she said would. She was reliable, trust-worthy, and also affordable. You should feel at-ease trusting her with your big day.             Rachel   Wedding: 05/31/2014

 

 

happy clientsColleen was a dream to work with. She brought several ideas and concepts to our initial meeting and was truly happy to provide us with our ideal ceremony. She helped us stay on track with planning and was completely accessible and reliable with feedback and suggestions on how to improve the ceremony. We feel so lucky we were able to find such a genuine and dedicated person to help us so much on our special day.

Sujata 2014

 

 

View More: http://frame805.pass.us/janiceandbrianColleen did an amazing job officiating our wedding. She made us feel extremely comfortable and really got to know us so she was able to write and perform a perfect wedding ceremony. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and included our own words and words of our friends. She gave us a number of drafts so we were able to work with her until it was just how we wanted it.

We were nervous about selecting someone we didn’t know to officiate our wedding but it turned out amazing. All of our guests loved how personal she made it. I would definitely recommend her to others. It was the highlight of the night!     

Janice and Brian 2013

 

View More: http://frame805.pass.us/janiceandbrianColleen performed the wedding ceremony for my son and his wife-it was so beautiful-one of the best I’ve ever heard. The best part was the she made it so personal and meaningful to them. Everyone who attended kept talking about how wonderful it was. Best of all,my daughter in law said that working on the ceremony with Colleen was her favorite part of planning the wedding. they were both so happy with the way it turned out!      Carla 2013 (Brian’s mother)

 

 

 

Hartness Wedding 2Colleen was great she really made it easy to prepare for this wedding. She tried to incorporate all the family’s needs. It was a pleasure to work with her.  

Shannon  2013

 

Thank you so much Colleen , for taking part of my cousins special day. You did a wonderful job and we appreciate your services.      Megan 2013

 

 

Norm & Marc Wedding (2)Colleen went out her way to make sure that our marriage  was perfect in every way, from beginning to end. We were exceptionally please with every aspect.    Norman 2012

 

 

Other Ceremonies

Eldering Ceremony for BenDear Colleen,
What a wonderful event Ben’s Eldering ceremony was! What a comforting way to enter the latter years of life, with a celebration of the contributions Ben has made to our lives as well as a way to bestow our assurances that we will care for him with our own gifts as a community and family. I am very excited about this new profession! I can see you making such a difference in people’s lives with this special caring gift of yours!

Sincerely, Dr. Boylan

 

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