Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. You made planning a wedding from 2000 miles away a dream! Thank you for all of your guidance, suggestions, and for rolling with the punches when we made changes at the last minute.
Wanted to touch base with you, since so much was happening after the wedding – I wasn’t able to sincerely thank you for such a wonderful ceremony. It was beautiful.
We were lucky to have stumbled onto Rev. Reissa’s website in our search for an officiant. Throughout the process she was communicative, helpful and adapted to fit our ceremony needs (shy groom :). When all was said and done, Rev. Reissa composed a thoughtful ceremony we will remember for a lifetime. We join the other couples in highly recommending her to you. Thank you, Rev. Reissa!
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We had a wonderful time and thought the ceremony was perfect! Thank you for working with us.
Reissa was the perfect choice as an officiant for our vow renewal. She guided us through a selection of readings and customized them for our ceremony. Her heartfelt words were so moving and made our ceremony very, very special. Reissa is a kind, wonderful person and we are so grateful she officiated our ceremony.
My husband and I could not have asked for a better person to marry us. Reissa was kind, professional, and a joy to work with. She provided us with a warm and memorable ceremony. We were very pleased with the way she listened to our requests and paid attention to detail.
So glad we found Reissa. She’s perfect! Reissa was not the only minister we could choose from, but she was, without a doubt, the only person for us. Reissa has a warm and eloquent way of making your ceremony unique to you. She makes your wedding commitment very special and memorable.
Everything we wanted and more! Reissa was wonderful from the start. She ensured everything ran smoothly even when she didn’t have to. She literally made things better for us.
Reissa was amazing, I would 100% recommend her.
Loved our experience – We loved Reverend Reissa and are so grateful to her for all the information and guidance she provided to us before our wedding ceremony. She gave ample advice, directions, and templates and allowed us the flexibility to incorporate our own requests. We could not have been more lucky to have selected her in this process. Our ceremony was perfect and we both felt so comfortable with her. What a dream!
We are so happy Rev. Reissa performed our wedding! She made it a very special and memorable day! Rev. Reissa got to know us and provided us with a one of a kind service. Thank you so much!
Reissa was great to work with. She was everything we could have wanted for our wedding. Reissa and her husband Lou made our day perfect.
She was awesome! Very pleased!
Reissa was a pleasure to work with. Very thorough and easy to communicate with. Thank you for our perfect wedding ceremony!
We are so happy that we found Reissa. She made our wedding day a most beautiful and memorable day. I highly recommend and give 5 stars.
Very intimate and thoughtful; Reissa Leigh was a wonderful officiant and delivered a beautiful elopement service. She was very thoughtful and had many readings to choose from. Ultimately we decided to write our own vows which she gave us great advice and feedback on.
Reissa was a wonderful officiant. She got to know us a bit over the phone and then came to our hotel a few days before the wedding to go over everything. We were able to customize the wedding with readings and our own vows. It was a wonderful ceremony and a special day.
Having Reissa as our Reverend was our best decision for our ceremony. I loved our ceremony and she is the best.
Reissa went above and beyond to give us an amazing experience and wedding day!! From our first conversation we knew we were in great hands!!!
Reissa was absolutely wonderful. We talked on the phone prior to coming down to St Croix for almost an hour! Her warmness and caring continued over into our meeting at the resort before our wedding. I felt like I was having a family friend marry us! She comes with our highest recommendation and we will definitely be having her renew our vows when the time comes!
Getting married away from home, I was worried about finding someone we both connected with and felt comfortable with, but that is exactly what we found in Reverend Reissa Leigh. She took the time to speak with me prior to our arrival for us to start to get to know each other a bit and answer any questions I had. She met with both of us prior to the ceremony, reviewed the ceremony to make sure it was exactly what we wanted, and again answered any questions we had.
We eloped, and our ceremony was very intimate. She made sure to give us our space and time for our first look and even had extra tissues for me when I cried tears of joy! We felt relaxed, never rushed, and the ceremony and readings were lovely. We really love the way our ceremony was presented. Everything was so professional but also so very comfortable. I could go on and on, but I will say that my husband and I both highly recommend Reverend Reissa Leigh.
Loved how she helped with ideas and she suggested a real beautiful spot. Would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family members looking to get married
What can I say.. I would not have been able to figure all the details with out Reissa Leigh! She was there to answer questions, and helping to check and make sure all my paperwork was complete! She really knows everyone there on the island and made everything go as smoothly as it possibly could. She was professional, caring and you can tell she really enjoys her job. Thank you so much for everything! We loved you!
Reissa did an incredible job for our wedding! She’s incredibly organized and provided many insights throughout the planning process in order to make our day wonderful! We enjoyed meeting and working with her!! Thank you, Reissa!”
Reissa was great. Without her assistance our wedding may not have gone as planned. She knows the area, knows the people and understands what it takes to get married in St. Croix. I would recommend her to anyone because I know she will do whatever it takes to perform a successful event.
Reissa is an amazing person and provided us with the BEST service as well as information! Because of the tragic hurricane that hit this most amazing island, we were unable to get married at our location. Reissa called me after using her generator to charge her phone. (WOW!) She wanted to know if we were still planning on getting married in December, 2017. We of course did and she assisted me in our planning.
She has the BEST contacts! We were able to secure a location, get our cake, food, photographer, and of course the BEST officiant on the island! She told us exactly what to do for our license and went well beyond her “job title.” We have fallen in love with St. Croix, and Reissa. We feel like she has become a member of our family and we can never repay her for making sure our wedding was everything and more – despite Mother Nature!
Fantastic experience with our officiant Reissa Leigh! She helped us have all the necessary documents in order prior our arrival and wonderful to visit with the day before our ceremony. The ceremony was spectacular, Reissa has such a strong voice and put real meaning to the words spoken with her emphasis and caring voice!
We were given our officiant through our resort and I couldn’t have picked anyone better!
Super professional. Made our day extra special!
I would give Reissa a 5+ on all of the categories! When I first reached out to her, her initial response provided so much detail. We live in Florida, so this was a destination wedding for us; she was the very first thing I booked! Not knowing a thing about St. Croix, she helped guide me with so many things (where to stay, etc.). Reissa really goes above and beyond. My husband and I could not have asked for a better wedding ceremony! If you are looking to book an officiant, I wouldn’t look any further!
Reverend Reissa Leigh is awesome! I was a little nervous about planning a destination wedding but Reissa immediately put my mind at ease. Reissa provided us with a complete list of photographers, florists, hairstylists, etc. and had many suggestions of restaurants and fun places to visit while on the island. She also assisted us by providing a list of exactly what we needed to send to the Superior Court in order to obtain our license and when we arrived, put us in contact with a wonderful driver to take us to the Courthouse to pick it up.
Reissa was very responsive to all of my emails, text messages and phone calls and would even send me reminders of things to be done. She performed our ceremony exactly as we had planned and it was like having a friend there putting a voice to the readings we had selected instead of someone we had just met. Her attention to every detail and all of her experience made our wedding everything we wanted and more! I wish I could give her more than 5 stars!
Reissa you were absolutely amazing. We thank you so much for everything that you did to make our wedding special and so amazing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We had a wonderful and memorable experience with Reissa! She was absolutely perfect for our wedding, and helpful throughout the whole process. She assisted with referrals for vendors as well.
Cannot say enough about how wonderful Reissa Leigh was in performing our ceremony!! We unexpectedly had a quick business trip planned to St. Croix, and because we renew our vows every year, decided we would do so there if we could pull it together in 3 weeks. Reissa was quick to respond, and literally took the time to speak with me at least several times before we even arrived, and multiple emails to get an idea of exactly what we wanted for our ceremony.
She gave us names of other vendors for flowers and photography, and even suggested dinner places for our special day. She was not only a beautiful officiant, but an utmost professional and paid attention to every last detail. We can’t thank her enough for making our ceremony special and truly ‘ours’, and would highly recommend her!
Reissa was phenomenal with her service. She was on time and precise, extremely patient with our special requests. She and her husband stayed for our wedding reception which made us feel like she was a part of our family. I would recommend her services to just about everyone!
She is amazing and very knowledgeable !!! 🙂
Reissa is a beautiful human being. We were accommodated beyond what anyone would be willing to do. She was truly a blessing to our very special event and consider part of the family now. Reissa is extremely professional and knows her business well, you would be blessed to have her assist you in your own special event!
Reissa was absolutely wonderful!!! She made sure that our wedding was exactly how we wanted it and gave us a ton of options on ceremony style. She came to the resort to meet with us the day before just to make sure we were comfortable and happy with the ceremony. She was amazing and I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Reissa did a phenomenal job ensuring that our wedding went smoothly as can be. We had an issue with our marriage license paperwork and she was exceptionally helpful and volunteered to go the extra mile to make sure we didn’t run into any hiccups. Her suggestions for readings, the ceremony, photographer, etc. were perfect. Although we’ll never use her services again (you only get married once!) we would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding in St. Croix! Thanks again, Reissa, for making sure our wedding day was perfect!
Reissa made our Wedding Day very special. She went above and beyond to help plan our special day recommending locations, photographer, and more. The day was perfect and we couldn’t have pulled it off long distance without her. We are very fortunate to have found Reissa to plan and officiate our wedding. We cannot say enough great things about her and highly recommend Reissa.
Reissa is a wonderful officiant. Her template for putting together our ceremony was easy to follow. She had great options and ideas. You can make your ceremony has long or short has you like. She made us feel comfortable at the service and you can see the joy she gets from performing marriages. We highly recommend Reissa Leigh and feel we have made a life long friend.
Reverend Reissa is a very special officiant and a very special person. I knew immediately she would be our choice for our wedding in St. Croix. We were in a bind about a month out when our original officiant (a family member) had not yet confirmed. I had a few choices that were referred by the hotel (Palms at Pelican Cove) and I called her first. She put me at ease right away, and the process of setting everything up was very easy and convenient due to her impeccable organizational skills.
I especially liked her sample service which was so different and more meaningful than any I had ever seen before. It included a reading from my favorite book, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. She was open and willing to change anything that we wanted. She even went over and above before the wedding by finding a place for us to rent a portable podium with a wireless microphone which she picked up and dropped back off! Last but not least, she never missed a beat when it started pouring down raining at the end of our wedding. We saw it as abundant Blessings on our new life together.
I think Reverend Leigh was an excellent choice. She was very helpful throughout the entire process in planning our special day from long distance. I would definitely recommend her.
Absolutely the most amazing angelic voice and spirit!! Reissa and I planned and prepared our wedding TOGETHER, she was so helpful and attentive. She was so devoted to ensuring that every single detail of our ceremony was pure perfection, and it was. The wedding date is so important and has such meaning to our family, and with just a month to plan and prepare for this blessed day Reissa was a gift from above!!
So informative about every specific detail that the Superior Court would require for our Licensing and Certificate of Marriage. She and I were determined to have our sunset beach ceremony as planned. Our ceremony was above and beyond what I had ever envisioned…I can still hear her beautiful voice as she led our ceremony. THANK YOU REISSA LEIGH!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Best day of my life… Loved every second of it, beautiful ceremony. Thanks Reissa for making this possible.
We were overjoyed with the ease and flow of our ceremony. We wanted to include our daughter during the ceremony and presenting the necklace to her was such a special moment. Our family was thrilled to have the Hawaiian prayer included. It is such a rich part of my background and a very meaningful part of our family’s life.
The breezes were strong on the Bluff, but it was amazingly calm in our family circle. Everyone was so impressed with the ceremony and you made it easy for us to feel the special moments of our wedding day. The words were warm, happy, and welcoming and expressed our love for each other perfectly.
Thank you for being there with us, Reissa, for being so willing to accommodate our needs, and sharing this journey into our new life together as a family.
My husband and I were referred to Reissa Leigh by our wedding planner after several failed interviews with other potential deacons/ministers/officiants. We really were looking for someone who would be willing and eager to help us personalize our wedding ceremony and make it feel like “us.” We found exactly what we were looking for in Reissa!
She is friendly, full of energy, and full of both ideas and experience when it comes to personalizing a ceremony and making it as special as possible. She really took the time to get to know both my husband and myself, and was able to offer suggestions and recommendations in terms of potential readings, what to include/what not to include, how to order the pieces of the ceremony, etc. Our wedding had a wine/harvest theme to it, and Reissa was able to help us design a wine ceremony to pull that theme into the actual marriage ceremony itself.
She was very responsive (we were planning our MA wedding from CA, so responsiveness was very important to us), professional, and an absolute joy to work with. She is a great person, and having her perform our marriage ceremony really made it feel that much more special to us. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and both my husband I are so glad to have met her.
We could not have hoped for a better Officant than Reissa. Most of all we would like to thank her very much for her patience and understanding she showed us, during the time we were busy planning and preparing our wedding. From the very first day we met with Reissa she was very professional, punctual, and showed that she cared for making sure that our special day runs smoothly.
She guided us through the whole process of customizing the ceremony just the way we wanted it, and she even had prepared a bag of tissues for when my wife started crying during the ceremony. Very detail oriented, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. My wife and I are very satisfied and highly recommend Reissa Leigh.
Reissa was AMAZING! My husband and myself had some trouble finding an officiant to help serve our needs in the type of ceremony we desired, our ceremony was a bit different then most. Reissa was on board since day one, and was more than willing to help us and support us, knowing our challenge. She was so flexible and understanding. She was so comforting, it never felt like a business deal, yet she remained very professional.
I want to thank you Reissa for guiding us & being there for us every step of the way, you really went above & beyond & you don’t know how much it meant to us. To all the readers, if your on this page, believe me you’ve made the right choice! She’s so accepting of your needs & made my wedding so personal & meaningful. I’m sure she’d take just as good care of you!
Reissa was the Officiant at our wedding. It was important for my husband and me to find an Officiant who was non-denominational since neither of us are very religious. Since we didn’t have a close friend or family member who could serve as our officiant, it was very important for us to find someone who was warm and still made the ceremony feel intimate and special. Reissa was perfect for this! The second we met her it felt like we had known her for some time. I felt very comfortable with her and we were able to talk openly about what we wanted for our ceremony.
Reissa was also extremely flexible and allowed us to alter the wording of the ceremony until we were 100% happy. She offered to meet with us as many times as we needed which is unheard of with most Officiants. Best of all, she constantly kept us on track with writing our promises to each other and making sure we get our marriage license on time. This is a huge help through all the chaos during a wedding!
My husband and I were very happy that Reissa was the Officiant for our special day and would recommend her to anyone else. Thanks again for everything!
We got married in June 2012. Reissa was our wedding officiant, and we are very pleased with how she handled the ceremony and helped us preparing it. The ceremony and the reception were held in our garden at our house, and required somewhat special preparation, as we wanted it to be really unique. Reissa was diligent and constructive, she agreed to come to our house prior the wedding day, and she gave us a lot of very useful advice. All along, it was very easy and pleasant to communicate with her. She is a very open-minded person.
We added a lot of our own text and poems to the original text that Reissa provided, and she was very supportive and willing to incorporate our suggestions. It was a real pleasure and fun to work together with her. We were also very happy with how she handled the ceremony. She was very organized and professional. And, although we didn’t have a professional wedding coordinator, everything went smoothly and we had a beautiful and a very unique wedding, just the way we dreamed it would be. We are very grateful to Reissa for all her help and support. We highly recommend her as a wedding officiant.
I would recommend Reissa to any couple looking for a unique, heart-felt, and personalized wedding ceremony. Reissa is so warm and personable – she really did a great job at getting to know my husband and I before our wedding to ensure that our ceremony represented us to its fullest. We had SO many compliments from our guests that our ceremony was the most moving and personalized they had ever been to!
Reissa encouraged my husband and I to write our own vows/messages to read to each other during the ceremony and I’m so glad that we did! My husband and I are forever grateful to Reissa for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable!
Our wedding day was perfect! We very much appreciate your care, love and respect during our wedding day, one of the most important days of our lives. Thank you for the helpful suggestions you made to make this special day perfect in all details; our vows, the ceremony, the setting and reception. We are so grateful for your sensitivity, expertise and spiritual awareness. We love our pictures and memories of our wedding day. Thank you for joining us in marriage.
We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding ceremony a special and meaningful experience. From the beginning, when we asked you to work our baby dog, Jake, into the story of who we are as a couple, you understood our needs and wove our story with humor and love.
The rose presentations and acknowledgments to our grandparents and parents for their support and love was extremely important to us and you guided us as to where to incorporate it into the ceremony. We were so nervous and knew we would not be able to stand and read our vows to each other and you graciously agreed to do that for us. It was such a great relief for us both. In all, you made it easy and lifted the stress from our beautiful day. Thank you so much.
Reissa did a very nice job. She was professional and caring and made the process easy to do. I would recommend her to a friend.
Rohn and I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed at our wedding. It was absolutely perfect, utterly moving, and filled with meaning. It was so wonderful to be up there looking into each other’s eyes and feeling the absolute truth of everything you said. It was such an emotional ride. The feeling of love and commitment and excitement were overwhelming.
There was almost an immediate sense that you connected with what it means to be marrying someone in a same-sex ceremony. You helped make the whole process easy. Where we envisioned awkwardness, you pointed us to people who were welcoming, and you understood the significance of what a same-sex marriage means to those getting married. You will always be part of a beautiful memory for us. We will gladly recommend you to anyone we know who is tying the knot. Thank you again.
Reissa was so great to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. We met her two times prior to the wedding day, so once the wedding came it felt like we knew her! We instantly liked her the first time we met. She is very professional, kind and responsive. She made sure that the ceremony was personalized for us and made it out own. I would highly recommend Reissa going forward. She was great and made our wedding day very special!
Reissa Leigh made our Wedding Ceremony such a personal and special part of our Wedding. From the first time we spoke on the phone we knew she was the one we wanted to marry us. Once we met, it was confirmed what a truly loving, special person she was and our date was booked. She’s all the things you would want in an Officiant; professional, punctual, personable, great speaker, etc. but she is so much more and we feel incredibly fortunate to have met her and that she was the one to have married us.
Reissa was fabulous! Because of our busy schedule we were not able to meet in person prior to the wedding but it felt like she had known us for years when she performed the ceremony. This was a second wedding for both my husband and myself so we wanted things to be a little less traditional than a first wedding. Reissa worked very well with us to create a perfect ceremony for us and it was just that – perfect! We cannot recommend her enough!
Wonderful time could not ask for a better job! So happy with the entire services and would highly recommend her wedding services to anyone! Keep up the great work and thank you so much for everything. If there is anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to drop a line. Thank you very much again for everything that you did to make that a special night for me and my wife!
We had such a wonderful wedding ceremony with Reissa, and we are so glad that she officiated our ceremony! My husband and I decided to do an elopement style ceremony at the Harvard Arboretum, so finding the right officiant to make our intimate ceremony meaningful was very important to us. Well, Reissa definitely delivered.
Reissa responded to my initial inquiry very quickly, and we started off with a phone call with her. We immediately liked her warmth and openness, so we decided to meet with her in person at a Starbucks so she could get to know us more. We chatted for an hour, which was wonderful because we felt that the ceremony would be officiated by someone who knew us and our story well.
Reissa gave us the ceremony text in advance so that we could edit it as we wished. I kept it exactly as she designed it, though, because it was truly beautiful. The day of the ceremony, Reissa arrived to our early morning ceremony spot early, which was very nice for us. And most importantly, Reissa’s words and delivery at our wedding ceremony were incredibly meaningful and beautiful. I admit, she had me in tears in no time
Overall, we are so happy that Reissa was not only part of our day, but made our ceremony committing our lives to each other incredibly special and meaningful. We highly recommend Reissa to others looking for an officiant for a large, formal wedding, an intimate elopement or anything in between.
Thank you, Reissa!
Outstanding! Excellent to work with. An easy template to start with and add or subtract from. I especially did not want a religious ceremony and my wife is from Thailand which has its own customs and nuances. So we were married in a Thai restaurant and had the reception there as well about 55 people. Many guests complemented us that it was the most intimate warm wedding they had ever attended. Even the bride’s mother said that! We had a rather short ceremony about 15-20 minutes followed by about 30 minutes of photos. All in all the the wedding was 10 times better than I or anyone expected. And everyone cried. And I mean everyone. Reissa is the BEST!
You would never think, initially, when starting to plan your wedding day that an officiant would be so difficult to choose. It was for us! We wanted someone who we could feel comfortable with and someone we could trust to do our ceremony the way we wanted. Reissa was wonderful. I’m talking amazing.
She was so professional, warm, & friendly that after we first met her- I said to my then fiancé in the car – “she is exactly who I always imagined our officiant would be.” We instantly felt so comfortable with Reissa. She came to the table with experience and suggestions, while totally being open to any custom things we wanted to include, or portions we wanted to take out. She was able to accommodate a knot tying ceremony beautifully for us although she mentioned she hadn’t done one before, you would have never known.
Many friends and family commented on how beautiful and “perfect” our ceremony was. I couldn’t agree more. She is just great! Highly recommended from this happy couple!
Reissa was wonderful to work with. She not only provided valuable input and suggestions from her experience, she helped customize the ceremony to make it personal for our special day.
Reissa was awesome! She was very professional from beginning to end! She came to my house all the way in Saugus to meet my spouse and even helped me convince my spouse to have a sand ceremony! (He is shy and hard to persuade)
At the ceremony she spoke very clear! And my family and friends adored her! A few friends even wanted her business cards! Reissa is very flexible and super attentive! She was simply super!
Reissa did an outstanding job as the officiant for our wedding! She listened to our specific needs and customized a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. She was professional, prompt and had a lovely spirit that really shined through on our wedding day. We would recommend Reissa to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding day!