Sande was fantastic - she did a beautiful ceremony that was just perfect for us. Very glad we found her!!
Sande did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! When my husband and I started the search for an officiant, we didn't yet have a firm idea of what we wanted in a ceremony. We knew that we needed an officiant with a lot of experience to help us figure things out, and Sande was the perfect fit for us. She offered tons of resources, readings, and suggestions to help us narrow things down. It was very easy to work with her throughout the entire process. We ended up with a lovely personalized ceremony and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!
Sande was the officiant at our wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased! She was easy to work with and totally open to whatever we wanted. We wanted a non-denominational ceremony and we wanted to keep it short and sweet. She sent us a few samples but we ended up finding something we liked online which we tweaked a bit to fit us a little better. She gave us helpful tips since we were completely unfamiliar with how things usually play out as neither of us had attended many weddings before!
We were terrible procrastinators and ended up fine-tuning our ceremony pretty last-minute and Sande was very accommodating! She helped walk us through the mechanics of the ceremony and how it would best flow during the rehearsal the evening before the wedding. She was always prompt to arrive and patient with us when we were running behind. Lastly, she sent in our marriage license right away and everything went very smoothly. I definitely recommend using Delightfully Different Ceremonies!
Sande was amazing and extremely helpful! She made the process of planning the ceremony seem effortless! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a personalized and unique ceremony! Ours will be something that we remember forever!
We were looking for an officiant who was sensitive to our ideals of a non-religious service. In this respect and in every other Sande knocked it out of the park. I'd recommend her to anyone.
We were delighted to find Sande. We had called several people to assist us in our short notice service. She was available and willing to meet us and perform the ceremony in a location of our choosing....even though it was highly unconventional. She was pleasant and wonderful to work with.
I could not imagine being married by anyone besides Sande! Weeks later my family is still talking about her and the ceremony she wrote for us. She made it so easy to have the wedding we always dreamed of having.
Sande was everything we wanted in an officiant: it was all about what we wanted, when/where we wanted it. It was clear from the outset that she would make the ceremony exactly as we hoped, so we never had concerns over how things would turn out. Her remarks were just the right length, and we had a chance to review/edit them beforehand (but they didn't really need editing). Sande customized her remarks to incorporate our daughter/step-daughter, which she really appreciated.
Finally, from a practical standpoint, she was on time, friendly, and enthusiastic. Very glad we found her.
We searched for weeks (if not months) to find the *right* wedding officiant for our ceremony. When we met with Sande for the first time, we knew our search was over. Sande strived to understand us as a couple. She wrote a ceremony that matched our relationship and personalities. It was romantic yet true to life. It fit perfectly with the readings we had chosen and the type of ceremony we envisioned. We received countless compliments on how personal our ceremony felt. We really owe this praise to Sande. Weâ€™d recommend her to anyone looking for a unique, thoughtful wedding officiant.
Sande was WONDERFUL! She made our special day unique just to us. We had a blast and enjoyed every minute we spent with her. She EVEN WALKED IT OUT down the isle after the ceremony! I highly recommend her, she will do whatever you want and say what you want. We loved her. ROCK ON SANDE.
Sande was great! She was very responsive and did a great job customizing the ceremony to what we wanted. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a personalized and meaningful ceremony.
Sande was exactly what we were looking for in an officiant! She was kind and very professional. Creating the ceremony was really easy thanks to her expert help. Everything went smoothly and on schedule which helped lead to a fun and stress-free wedding day, exactly as it should be!
Sande was very helpful and set us at ease from the start. She was great! We definitely recommend her.
When my fiancĂ© and I decided we wanted to get married in North Carolina (even though we're not residents of the state), we searched through various officiant's websites. When we got to Sande's site we knew she was the one! Due to my job, my fiancĂ© and I had to get married quickly so we could get him on my orders before going on a government assignment in a few months. We contacted Sande only a few days before the day we decided to get married - 12/21/12. Although we wanted to get married right before Christmas, Sande was very responsive and accommodating. She not only worked us into her already busy schedule, but she offered her husband, Jim, as one of our witnesses and photographer. Since as I mentioned above my now husband and I are not from NC, Sande offered a variety of suggestions in terms of locations. We chose the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens - we highly recommend having your wedding there!
In terms of Sande's ceremony, it was spectacular! Because my husband and I aren't religious, we instead wanted something about the love we have for each other and about the lifelong commitment we were about to make to each other. With little guidance from us on what verbiage to use in the ceremony, what Sande said turned out to be spot on! I can wholeheartedly say that she definitely does 'delightfully different ceremonies'. If you want an officiant that will give you what you want, the way you want it and when you want it, Sande is your lady!
Sande was very helpful with everything that we needed for our ceremony. She was very flexible and attentive to our needs and desires. Sande was instrumental in making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Sande! We love you!!
Todd and Elizabeth
Sande is awesome at what she does. She was well-prepared and our ceremony went great.
Sandy provided us a perfect ceremony with vows that fit our family. I was very pleased and our guests were delighted!
Sande was the perfect officiant for our private ceremony. Gracious, knowledgeable and flexible. She was the right person for our delightfully different ceremony. Jenkins, party of two!
We are so grateful to have come across Sande Southworth and Delightfully Different Ceremonies. Sande was recommended to us by a friend, and we could not have asked for a more perfect officiant for our wedding. She met with us months in advance to get to know us and kept in touch through the months leading up to the wedding, just to touch base or make sure we knew she was available for questions. It was important for us to have an open minded officiant who could recognize love and would take a interest in our story and our vision for our "Big Day." Our wedding included some not so traditional (American) aspects and Sande was more then happy to go along with what we wanted to make "Our Day" all we had imagined. Sande was DELIGHTFUL to work with and I would recommend her to anyone I know getting married!
Sande was great! She met with us several times prior to the wedding and helped us customize a lovely ceremony she already had. She helped keep us both calm and was remarkably subtle helping me to remember the vows I had written. She also even noticed that my new mom-in-law, who was supposed to be escorted from the ceremony by someone else, needed an escort and joined her during the recessional. She even agreed to come to the venue, more than an hour away, to calm our nerves.
Sande will help you have as unusual or traditional service as you want and make it very personal to represent you as a couple. I cannot say enough good things about her.