"We feel so very blessed that God led us to Pastor Doreene as our Wedding Minister!
Her personable demeanor and fun spirit put us immediately at ease. After getting to know us and our story, she offered such beautiful vows which spoke to our hearts and provided the spiritual foundation for our intimate ceremony at The Montage, Laguna Beach.
She incorporated our request for use of a Unity Candle at the last minute without a hitch - I think 'flexibility' must be her middle name!
Her voice is so clear and soothing. She led us through the entire service without us needing to memorize anything, which removed the stress, allowing us to focus on enjoying the experience!
BOTTOM LINE: Pastor Doreene is exceptionally skilled and we highly recommend her as Your Wedding Minister!"
"When my wife and I were cold-calling wedding officiants, we weren't sure what exactly we were looking for, but hoped we would be able to find someone who matched our unconventional style. When we spoke with Rev. Doreene for the first time, she made it clear that she believed in love and made us feel special. She read her version of vows to us over the phone and my wife and I both ended up in tears- we originally wanted to write our own, but Doreene's version was so beautiful and touching that WE JUST KNEW Rev. Doreene was the right person to marry us!
She provided us with a wonderful ceremony guide and allowed us to add in a couple symbolic ceremonies like the sand ceremony and water blessings. She even learned some phrases in Hebrew to accommodate my wife's Jewish ties! She made our day so meaningful and special! I'm so glad we found her!"
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"Planning a wedding is stressful. Finding the right people to help you plan that wedding is even more stressful.
I got lucky. Doreene Hamilton agreed to be my wedding officiant.
With her insightful, thoughtful and thorough questionnaire, her deft handling of our concerns, Doreene was invaluable. She worked with my fiance and I, helping us define a service that incorporated all the things we wanted -- the right tone, taste and sentiment.
The ceremony itself was lovely, personal and filled with laughter -- making the day exquisitely memorable and something we hope to duplicate on significant anniversaries.
I'd recommend Doreene in a heartbeat. So do yourself a favor, contact her and let her help you create a day you'll never forget."
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"Doreene Hamilton demonstrates a great balance between professionalism, humor, and heart. She answered all questions, covered all of our concerns, and made sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted."
"Rev. Doreene is very warm, professional and genuinely invested in performing the very best services possible. My husband and I wanted a Reverend who was personable and could capture who we are as a couple, but also not cost an arm and a leg to do so. After contacting several individuals, Rev. Doreene was the only one to immediately contact us and set up a meeting, so we could determine if she would be a good fit for us, and vice versa. Meeting with her over the phone helped us to gain a better understanding of what we wanted in a ceremony. If you are hesitant, email her and set up a phone call, and before you know it, you will book her! She is great, we received so many compliments on our ceremony, it was, with her guidance, a representation of my husband and I as a couple and our love story. No one thinks about it, but it is important for the officiant to have a good speaking voice and charisma so that it is not a dry ceremony and she will deliver that and much more. She helped us write our vows and it was a religious, but not too religious, ceremony. Let's just say she can customize how religious, or not, you would like your ceremony. Plus, she is very open to inserting song quotes or bible verses, what more can you ask for?! Rev. Doreene is truly a master of her craft. "
"I loved Doreene!! My guests loved Doreene. If you are looking for a sweet and simply ceremony with spiritually and lots of love Rev. Doreen is perfect!!
She has the most beautiful powerful Voice and touches your heart. You can't go wrong."