| Accolades - Nondenominational
You are a pleasure to work with and we can't thank you enough for making
our wedding day so special. The service was performed brilliantly and
nothing can prove this more than the several compliments we received
afterwards. Things like, "the ceremony was so beautiful" and "it's the best
ceremony we've ever seen" come to mind. It was a huge success due in large
part the ceremony Rabbi Allen wrote especially for us.
Although we met with you only once prior to the wedding, you were able to get to know us quite well and understand our own desires for the ceremony. Within a couple weeks, you had written the ceremony blending your ideas with ours to make it truly unique for us. We even incorporated such things as "celebratory wine" and "breaking of the glass" into the service, which further added to its memorability. It is for these reasons and your thoroughness that we highly recommend you, Rabbi Allen, to any couple wishing to get married, whether the service is non-denominational like ours, or of any religion or faith.
Jason and Kris Westphal
Dear Rabbi Allen,
Where to start? First of all, Danielle and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Nothing is more important to us than the fact that we were married, and we are so glad you could officiate. When faced with having to find someone to perform a ceremony for two such different religions we were a little intimidated. Who in the world would not only be willing to give up the New Years Eve of the Millennium, but also do a beautiful job of marrying a Wiccan and a non-practicing Catholic? Of course our worries were quelled at our first meeting. When we met with you the questions you posed us were insightful, and provided us with the backbone of our wedding (you also included little particulars that show you were listening, and focused on our event). The way you express your faith is seamless and universal to all religions! The ceremony itself was tailored and meticulous to our wants and needs, and even your suggestions that were outside of our religion(s) were beautiful, and did not conflict with our beliefs. Not only did you shine through on a professional level, but a personal one as well. To be apart from your wife on New Years is something extraordinary to do for us. A very selfless and giving action, to which we are enamored and grateful. The time you spent with us before, during, and after the Ceremony was enlightening and pleasant to say the least.
During the confusion and distress on our wedding night, you were able to calm and assure us that the most important part would in fact happen (and you delivered on that promise). You managed to deliver to us a beautiful ceremony rich in tradition, and unique to our individual need.
Though I know this letter is flowery to say the least, we are at a loss when words will not fully convey all the appreciation we have for your thoughtfulness. For all of this, and all the little things we didn’t mention we want to say Thank You.