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Kind Words...

Over the years I have been blessed with so many kind words of thanks from so many couples and their families. It has been my pleasure to be there for you all as you journey through life -- the fact that I could play a part in your most special moments is such an honor. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!  

                                                                                                                                                                                     Rev. Maureen Jeffries

Dear Maureen, Andrew and Kelsey's ceremony was beyond words! We were so overwhelmed !  I can't thank you enough for how intimate and personalized you made the ceremony! Your calming voice, your words and wisdom made everyone pause and reflect. The blessing of the rings took my breath away! That gesture meant so much to my husband and I ! Paying respects to our loved ones who have passed touched my heart. I lost my brother earlier this year and I felt that he was with us in this lovely gesture!  You certainly have been chosen for this purpose. Thank you for giving us that perfect moment that I will treasure in my heart forever. Love, Helen C. (mother of the groom September 2018)


I don't think I could have asked for a more perfect ceremony - and that is ALL thanks to Reverend Jeffries. Truly, she is one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met and she was made to officiate ceremonies. I was anxious about the process of finding an officiant - I didn't really know what I wanted, except that I hoped my ceremony would be unique to myself and my husband, have a little humor and lots of love/warmth - Reverend Jeffries delivered. She took the time to get to know my husband and I - we met via Skype, met in person, spoke on the phone and Skyped again all before the ceremony. I felt like she knew us and she knew our relationship and it truly showed during our ceremony. Family and friends commented countless time how much they loved the ceremony - how it was so uniquely us! I could not be more happy with my experience. I would recommend Reverend Jeffries over and over again - she is in a league of her own. Deanna and Travis -- September 2018

Reverend Maureen Jeffries was a delight to work with and helped us make our wedding so meaningful. My husband/fiance wanted Maureen to officiate our wedding as he recalled her services at his brother's wedding a few years ago. So we could compare and understand what we wanted, we also interviewed a few other officiants. When we selected Maureen she wasted no time in setting up a meeting so we could meet in person and understand each other. We had a really good conversation with Maureen about our relationship, how we met, and how we viewed/defined love, etc. She provided some thoughtful and helpful relationship advice and then we discussed the stories she would weave into our ceremony.  She has a soothing and calming voice that is near angelic. She was very aware of our cultural differences and suggested weaving in some elements - a quick tea ceremony - into the ceremony. It worked out really well and we really appreciated it. Maureen is a professional. It was easy to tell that she loves her work as she worked with us to perfect her remarks (over a few additional meetings) and she helped us to fine-tune our personalized vows. Ellen and Mike --September 2018


Maureen was incredibly thoughtful about our ceremony and delivered something that was very meaningful while still having light-hearted moments. She was willing to have as many conference calls as we wanted, though our ceremony came together quickly in the end. I had several guests comment that they were very impressed with our ceremony. Sarah and Matthew -- November 2018

Dear Maureen - We wanted to send you a special thank you for all of your love and support on our wedding day! We can't begin to thank you enough for making our ceremony so beautiful and unforgettable. These memories will last a lifetime! Kristi and Jay July 2017

Reverend Maureen Jefferies was a pleasure to have officiant our wedding. We felt like we had known her forever. She took the time to get to know both my husband and myself prior to our wedding. When it came down to the wedding the ceremony was amazing! The guests were blown away by how beautiful our ceremony was. Maureen was beyond amazing the day of with helping get everyone settled and with anything we needed. Thank you again for an amazing ceremony!  Xoxoxo Jaime and John -- February 2017

Dear Maureen, Just a note of thanks for the beautiful ceremony you performed at Melissa and Greg's wedding. It was far beyond my expectations and your warmth and kind words turned what could have been a simple ceremony into a beautiful event. Much appreciated. Barbara M. (mother of the bride June 2015)


Dear Rev. Maureen, Terri and I wanted to thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for the absolutely beautiful wedding you officiated for us. We wanted a unique "different" location (the Staten Island Ferry) and you made the setting even more special. Both of us were very nervous but your super personality helped us quickly forget the nerves and we really got to "feel" the ceremony. Words cannot describe our sincere appreciation for everything you did to make our wedding truly special.   Susan and Terri -- May 2014


Hi Reverend Jeffries!
 We just wanted to take the time to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony.  Our guests were coming up to us all night telling us how great the ceremony was, and how great you were! Thank you not only for the amazing ceremony, but all of the help you gave us leading up to it. Our wedding was perfect all around, and the ceremony was such a great part of it. Thanks again!!
Jackie & Matthew -- April 2014



I just wanted to reach out to let you know that it was a truly beautiful ceremony!! Heather was so impressed with the thoughtful manner in which you handled the ceremony. Both she and our guests felt that you must have known us for years in order to pull of that level of personal service. Personally, I thought I was going to have nervous breakdown but when you walked in everything was good. My wife is a hard person to please but she has already said that this ceremony replaces our original one and that means a great deal to me that we were able to build this together thank you.

Heather and Alexis -- November 2013

We wanted to say thank you so much for being wonderful at the wedding. Everyone loved you. Everything was perfect just like you said it was going to be. Thank you again. Keep in touch.   Justin and Jannel -- December 2013


We are so happy that you made our wedding day unbelievably perfect I swear, every day I talk to someone different that was at the wedding and they are so in awe of the ceremony!  xoxoxo Karen and Eddie -- October 27, 2013


Hi Maureen,

I wanted to thank you again for coming on Sunday. You did a beautiful ceremony and had many compliments on it. I really enjoy how your ceremonies are so special and personal. I especially love how Jenna is included and how special she felt on her sister's baptism day. Thanks again.
Michelle and Karl -- Baby Blessing July 2013

Hi Maureen,

Troy and I just wanted to thank you again for such a beautiful ceremony!  We received so many compliments on what a great job you did.  It really was perfect in every way. 

Juli and Troy -- May 2013


Hi Maureen,

Just wanted to send you a quick thank you note for making our ceremony SO beautiful last weekend. We had multiple people tell us that it was the best ceremony they had ever heard. It was fun, light hearted, but also warm and genuine! We couldn't have asked for anything more!! You were amazing!!!

Thank you again so so much!! You were such a huge addition to our day, we are so happy you were there!

Jackie & Steve -- May 2013


Rev. Mo was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend her. She has a beautiful process for building the ceremony. There were great surprises built in and we felt that she genuinely cared for us and about us. She is super laid back and doesn't feel very reverend-like, which was the initial reason we liked her. 

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Hi Maureen, 

We are finally settled in from our honeymoon and want to take a moment to write a thank you for officiating our wedding day. 


We cannot begin to tell you how many compliments we've received on our ceremony.  Our guests gushed and just loved everything about you.  They loved your voice, delivery, the way the ceremony was written and how heartfelt everything was.  They said things just flowed perfectly and felt effortless and we cannot agree more.  Our ceremony was actually the last true moment of that day where it was just us. No noise, craziness or running around.  Just Krystal and Jason, eye to eye, hand in hand... it was simply beautiful!

Thank you again for officiating our marriage and commencing our amazing day!

Warm Regards, 

~Mr. and Mrs. Graves :) September 2012


Hi Maureen,
 We just wanted to say another "thank you" for being our officiant at our wedding.  You did a nice job incorporating everything that we were looking for in our ceremony.  We also got so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony!  A lot of people said that they really enjoyed talking with you after the wedding also.  We also really appreciated you coming out in the "bad" weather (understatement) that we were having that day.  
 Thanks again Maureen!
 Denise and Josh  -- November 2011


Hey Maureen.

 From both Krissy and myself, I wanted to express our thanks for officiating at our wedding ceremony.  Because of the time you took to get to know us, we really felt that we were married by a friend who not only knew us, but also “got” our relationship.  Hopefully our paths will cross again someday. 

 Dave and Krissy -- September 2011


Hi Maureen,

Now that we have cooled off from the excitement of our wedding, Walter and I wanted to thank you for your services. We both believe that your presence, your lovely personality, and the beautiful sermon, that you have prepared based on our love affair and our backgrounds, made our wedding truly special. We were both deeply touched. We both felt something truly different this time. We discussed it later after the wedding awed how special that day was. Walter agreed that the ceremony was the most beautiful part of our wedding and we truly believe that our union has been blessed. So thank you very much for being there. We wish you and your family all the best and we hope you'll keep in touch.

Kate and Walter -- June 2011



Hey Maureen,

We just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing night last night celebrating with our friends and family.  Everyone spoke so highly of you and the beauty of our ceremony!! Thank you so much! You have such a gift. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Maria & Diane -- May 2011


We just wanted to thank you for the absolutely beautiful ceremony. It was just lovely and you were so supportive and gracious throughout the entire process. We couldn't have asked for someone better. All our guests loved the ceremony. They kept saying it was the most touching and beautiful ceremony they had ever attended (apparently in some cases, even compared to their own). We can't thank you enough for making it so memorable  and for all the help and support throughout. We really appreciate it. 

Farhana and Kumar -- February, 2010


We received such positive feedback about the wedding from the ceremony to the reception.  My friends and family asked me about you during and after the wedding.  Who is that?  She's a priest? Wow, a woman doing your ceremony?  Needless to say they were all extremely impressed by you.  From the way you presided over us, your sense of humor, the wine ceremony etc.  I was particularly impressed at how you took control of the timing of everything and how you helped put Juliette at ease. You were a pretty big hit at  my wedding I must say.  LOL  If I know of anyone who is getting married I would not hesitate to refer them to you.

Jon and Juliette   -- March 27, 2010



Thank you so much for doing our wedding ceremony.  We could never of had a better person to do it than you.  It was everything that we wanted.  Also, everyone raved about how great you were.  You truly made our day special for us. We thank you so much and we will be recommending you to others now and in the future. 

Karl and Michelle – May 28, 2010


Dear Reverend Maureen, There are few words to express our gratitude for everything you did for us and for our wedding.  Your beautiful service offered the perfect blend of sectarian and spiritual, and you gave us the gift of beautiful memories that we'll treasure for the rest of our lives.  Your calm presence, your wisdom and compassion, your wit and sense of humor all came together and made the day better than we could have imagined.  So many people commented that it was one of the most touching and lovely ceremonies they've ever seen- we feel the same way.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

Rick and Heidie – August, 2010


Rev. Maureen,  I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the wedding ceremony you did a great job and everyone told me what a fantastic service it was. Thank you for making it so special for us.

Nora and Alex  August, 2010


Maureen, Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony you did for us on Saturday!! You were fantastic!! We were so impressed and very thankful for everything you did before and during the ceremony. We will definitely recommend you to other couples getting married in the future! Thanks again. 

Mimi & Dan --  July, 2007



Maureen, We just want to send you a quick note to thank you again for a beautiful ceremony.  Everyone we have spoken to had a great time at the wedding, very happy for us, as you would expect they would say; but it is incredible how everyone was going on and on about how beautiful the ceremony was and especially how fantastic you were.  It is because of you that the ceremony was so great and it is the one part I will ALWAYS remember. The rest of the night was a blur compared to that. Thank you again.

Eric & Nikita -- May  2008



Thank you again for everything.  You helped to make our day a most amazing and spectacular one.  PS…The funniest part, even my hardcore uncles who teased my dad about us not being married in church said the ceremony was incredible and more spiritual then what they had experienced with their own daughters who were married in church.  I saw them the other day and they are still talking about the ceremony…thank you!

Vanessa and Jason -- July 20, 2008



Rev. Jeffries, Thank you for making our wedding ceremony so touching and memorable.  We thought it was perfect: the sun setting, casting a wonderful glow on the snowy Somerset hills, the level of involvement of our families, your presentation…You tastefully, eloquently and respectfully combined our beliefs and traditions. And thank you for taking so much care and time with speaking to our families.  What more could we ask for? Everyone complimented us on the ceremony and how beautiful it was.  Thank you!

Elaine and Darren – January, 2009


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