Andrea was an absolute a pleasure to work with! First off, her website was one of the best officiants sites we came across. It was easy to use and she took time to include relevant things we needed to know- a bit about her, her process, ceremony ideas, and fees- so we were able to cut to the chase and decide on her rather quickly. Then we met her- a fantastic and down-to-earth person who truly loves what she does!! She really took the time to get to know us and helped create a beautiful ceremony that was completely customized to us- with a flair of humor and sentiment that made it all perfect! Wedding ceremonies are always special, but she made our day truly exceptional. Thank you Andrea for being a part of our special day and making it all possible!
Andrea was very professional and personable. She was exactly what we were looking for and more. She takes great pride in her work and makes sure she does all she can to make your wedding day as special as it should be. It rained on our wedding day and our elopement was planned to be held on the beach. Andrea did everything to ensure the rain didn't interfere and we still had a beautiful ceremony. We never worried about the rain we had all the confidence in Andrea and she exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend her services! Thank you Andrea for all you did with our ceremony it was beautiful!! You helped us make that day a memorable one and we wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you for being so kind, helpful and creative!
We have beautiful memories to cherish forever!
Thanks for all you did!
Sherri & Pete
Andrea was nothing less than amazing. She was super helpful during our first meeting with her in that she went over everything and explained exactly how everything would work. You get a LOT of bang for your buck in that Andrea is extremely responsive with emails and was always willing to share feedback and help us design our ceremony. It was awesome to be able to craft our own ceremony using her streamlined "build your ceremony" packet. She was on time, if not early, for the ceremony itself and was very professional.
After the ceremony, she was patient in hanging around for a few minutes while our receiving line processed through. She somehow even got our witnesses to sign without even pulling us away from pictures or family. If I could make up a complaint it would be that she was so un-needy, that I didn't even get a chance to say thanks before she slipped out!
Lastly, Andrea put together a great package for us as a keepsake with a printed out and bound copy of our ceremony and directions on how to get the actual license from the town once it's all filed. I can't recommend Andrea...
Andrea was amazing! Personable, professional and just all together wonderful- I would recommend her as an officiant to anyone looking.
Andrea was great to work with. She was helpful and promptly responded whenever I had a question. She offered so many options for ceremony wording, which helped us create a ceremony that was meaningful and reflective of us. She reviewed every detail with us so we would know exactly what to expect on our wedding day.
Leigh & John
Andrea Purtell was wonderful to work with! My husband and I felt completely comfortable and confident with her throughout the entire process leading up to our wedding day. She exhibits a high level of professionalism, knowledge, patience, creativity, compassion and she is thoroughly prepared. Andrea worked with us to create a ceremony that fit our style and that we were comfortable with. It was the most perfect wedding ceremony and she married us on the beach in Spring Lake, NJ. We could not be happier and more satisfied with Andrea's officiant services. We highly recommend her.
Leigh and John...
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. She has a great personality and was so helpful with the entire process. I especially liked how she has many selections to choose from to customize your own wedding ceremony. Her tiki torches and starfish aisle at my beach wedding were a perfect touch and she quickly filed our marriage license right away. I would definitely recommend Andrea's services to anyone!
She made my 20 year anniversary vow renewals beautiful just like I always dreamed it to be. Always kept communication either by e-mails, phone and even skype. We will never forget this day thank you Andrea for your services
I found This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services on the web and was glad it was my first choice. Andrea was easy to work with and very flexible. Her ceremony choices were perfect and we had a beautiful and intimate sunrise ceremony at the beach that I will forever cherish. We included our children in a sand ceremony which was special to us. Our close family and friends still talk about how beautiful it was. Thank you Andrea for making our day memorable!
Andrea did a great job officiating our ceremony. Prior to the big day, we met with her at her office in Point Pleasant where she explained in great detail what we could expect for our ceremony. Her custom ceremony selections inspired us to write our vows in a unique way, which is something our guests really loved and all of the elements she used truly made it special. Not only that, but she kept it short and sweet, which is something our guests also appreciated. She made sure that we knew exactly what to do so there were no surprises.
Andrea was awesome! She answered our questions quickly. We felt that she was there for us any time we had a concern. She is personable and professional. She absolutely gave our ceremony the exact vibe we were looking for.
Andrea Purtell is an amazing Officiant! As soon as we met her, we knew we wanted her to Officiate our ceremony. She made our special day so perfect! Andrea was always available and so responsive to our emails and calls. She goes above and beyond to give you a beautiful and perfect ceremony. We highly recommend her!!
Andrea was amazingi in all aspects. She helped give us exactly what we dreamed of. Not only did she do her job,but she spoke from her heart. We could not be happier.
Andrea was fantastic. Super friendly, punctual, informative! You can customize the entire ceremony!
My husband and I were coming from out of state to get married and Andrea had many helpful suggestions on venues, restaurants, and hotels for us to look into for our day. She took care of a lot of details for us, like decorating the beach for the ceremony and personalizing our vows. She was professional, helpful, and we would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Andrea!!
Was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was in its place. Andrea accommodated to our needs would recommend to anyone.
I would absolutely recommend Andrea she was fantastic and the ceremony was beautiful. All our guests commented on what a wonderful ceremony we had. She was in contact with us the entire time and let us choose from a variety of vows which were perfect for us. Would definitely use her for a baby blessing and recommend her highly. Prices are great too!!
The ceremony was wonderful, you made us all feel very comfortable.
Very happy that we found you and would highly recommend you!
Andrea was amazing!! It is stressful trying to find a wedding officiant in another state and trusting that they will hold a great ceremony. She completely over exceeded our expectations! She made every detail stress-free and performed a wonderful ceremony. We would definetly recommend her to anyone. She also referred us to KCP Shore photography who did an excellent job as well. Thanks again Andrea!
Andrea made things very easy, simple and uncomplicated. Pleasure to work with. Makes you feel as though she has been a life long friend..but carries herself with the utmost professionalism.