Couple Reviews

I have over the years received the Wedding Wire, Perfect Wedding Guide, etc. best of awards and used to list those. But I think the best reviews are from the couples personally.

Here are some notes I’ve received over the years. You can also check out my reviews at Wedding Wire.

  • Ralph, thank you for joining in our special day. It literally couldn’t have happened without you.  We love the wedding prep course, it brought us closer and even helped us resolve current issues we had by coming at it objectively. You made the ceremony sweet and funny. We loved it. I felt a great ease with you being there. It flowed great and you did a splendid job. Love, Mr and Mrs Hardison.
  • I loved my wedding and you were very  helpful at making it fit us perfectly without squeezing our wallet dry.  I cropped-cropped-MandyWhitley-pPhots-e1440707351415.jpgthank you very much for that. -Heather M.
  • Dear Ralph….we cannot thank you enough for playing such an important role in our most special day. Without us knowing you very well, you really seemed to fit us as a minister. The ceremony was more than we could’ve ever asked for. I felt a calm spirit come over me that I’d never felt before…you didn’t just marry us, you allowed our family & friends the genuine opportunity to experience what we feel in our hearts….and we thank you for
    that.” -Bethany & Josh
  • Just a note this morning to thank you so much for your wonderful addition to our daughter’s wedding. Everyone there felt your warmth and kindness throughout the ceremony – it felt as if you had always been our pastor!  We are so happy we found you, and now you are forever a part of our cherished memories of the day… -Matt & Regina
  • Ralph, We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the minister at our ceremony! We loved how fun and easy the marriage counseling was. Ireally enjoyed being able to write our own ceremony online with you as well. I loved your style, and it wasn’t your typical cookie cutter ceremony! The sand art turned out great and my favorite was when TJ and I read our vows. That was a very important day for us, and you made it so special to be the presenter of our love! God Bless you and your family. Keep up the great work in all you do for the future. You have shared a graham_0308-680x453special time in our lives, and we appreciate it! We will definitely refer you to anyone we know getting married in the future! Thanks! TJ and Selina
  • Hi Ralph, I wanted to write to let you know how thankful Sam and I are for you! The ceremony was perfect in every way. We received so many compliments afterwards about how wonderful it all was. The wording of the ceremony especially. It would not have been possible without you. Thank you…from the bottom of our hearts. We are truly blessed to have found you. I also wanted to give thanks to you for the promptness of our marriage certificate. When we got back from our honeymoon on Monday 10/12 it had come in the mail that day and was waiting for us. I was able to go the next day and get my name changed on my license before going back to work on Wednesday. Thank you again SO MUCH for everything!!! Sincerely, Audra & Sam
  • Ralph, We are running off to our honeymoon, but wanted to send you a quick photo of our BEAUTIFUL wedding. You did such a great job – we received so many compliments about your service. Literally, everyone was moved to tears by the service. And, you made the whole process easy and FUN! Thank you so much. You have a true gift and we are so pleased you could share it with us! Thanks, Nicole
  • Mr. Griggs, I just want to tell you how thankful we are to have had you as a part of our special day. Everything was so easy and went smoothly. We are certainly going to tell everyone of you fantastic service. It was a pleasure to meet you. We wish you all the best in the upcoming holiday season! Thanks a bunch, Jacqueline and Philip
  • You were the minister at my wedding in 2004.  You did a great job and helped make it a very special and lp field weddingmemorable day. I also really appreciate your affordable and extremely reasonable pricing.  The amount you offer for the price is unbeatable….I have a family member in another state that is getting married later this year and she can’t find anyone like you for her wedding.  Every minister charges 300+ for the wedding and adds extra onto the price for every extra thing (including personalizing the ceremony).
  • “Good afternoon. My fiancé had contacted you previously about our wedding date, and you were already booked. The problem is that everyone we ask without fail mentions you. I even asked a family member that married five years ago, and once again it was you . . . if you have a cancellation, please keep us in mind.” -Christy S.
  • “Ralph – Thank you for taking care of the certificate so quickly [marriage prep completion certificate] and for your prompt and  professional responses over the past few days. You have a good reputation on theknot.com tennessee local boards and I look forward to being another of your happy brides.” -Jessica.
  • Ralph, We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the minister at our ceremony! We loved how fun and easy the marriage counciling was. I really enjoyed being able to write our own ceremony online with you as well. I loved your style, and it wasn’t your typical cookie cutter ceremony! The sand art turned out great and my favorite was when TJ and I read our vows. That was a very important day for us, and you made it so special to be the presenter of our love! God Bless you and your family. Keep up the great work in thank you notes 1all you do for the future. You have shared a special time in our lives, and we appreciate it! We will definitely refer you to anyone we know getting married in the future! Thanks! TJ and Selina Hyzer
  • Hi Ralph, I wanted to write to let you know how thankful Sam and I are for you! The ceremony was perfect in every way. We received so many compliments afterwards about how wonderful it all was. The wording of the ceremony especially. It would not have been possible without you. Thank you…from the bottom of our hearts. We are truly blessed to have found you.  I also wanted to give thanks to you for the promptness of our marriage certificate. When we got back from our honeymoon on Monday 10/12 it had come in the mail that day and was waiting for us. I was able to go the next day and get my name changed on my license before going back to work on Wednesday. Thank you again SO MUCH for everything!!! Sincerely, Audra & Sam Calvo
  • Hi Ralph, Thank you so much for accommodating us. We are very much looking forward to your officiating our ceremony. I also wanted to tell you that the vendors that I have spoken with around Nashville have spoken very highly of you. They have the highest of praise for you!! 🙂 Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you in May!! Sarah & Chad

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  • If you’d like to see a video brief segment of a wedding ceremony I officiated, go here. This was a wedding at Scarritt-Bennett, and there’s a humorous out-take during the vows (about two minutes and a half in). Very nice couple and family!
  • I was the “pretend” wedding minister on the TLC show What Not to Wear at the Hermitage Hotel as a surprise for a local wedding florist. If you like, watch here.