- Winchester, VA 22602
- (540) 678-1313
|Rated 5.0 in 29 Reviews|
- Rated 5 stars by Juliette G.
We both thought everything was perfect. The ceremony was very special and made more so by your enthusiasm towards the event. It really shows that you love what you do! Your flexibility with the ceremony itself meant a lot to us.
- Rated 5 stars by Candice & Sam
Brenda created the perfect ceremony for our wedding. It was very personal and exactly what we wanted without needing to be religious per se. She was warm and fantastic when we FINALLY got to meet her as we planned our whole wedding from Colorado and were married in Virginia. We could not have asked for more!
- Rated 5 stars by Danielle & Thomas
Brenda completely saw our vision and added to it. She sent us a questionaire to fill out and put together a beautiful ceremony that blew us away. We were so impressed at how it spoke to us and how personal it was. There was none of the typical wedding ceremony lingo and we couldn't be happier. Brenda emailed us a copy of the ceremony so we could review and make changes but everything was perfect. On the wedding day, she made us feel like the only bride and groom in the world and everything was completely about us! After the ceremony, so many of our guests were coming up to us and saying how beautiful the ceremony was and they had never seen a ceremony like ours. Thank you Brenda, you truly made our day special and I can't wait to see the video!
- Rated 5 stars by Genevieve and Sean
The moment we sat down with Brenda, my then-fiancé and I KNEW we had found our officiant. She really personalized our ceremony with stories about our relationship and even braved holding the ceremony outside in 104 degree heat. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever attended and I definitely believe it was partly because of Brenda.
- Rated 5 stars by Karina and Jason Gershowitz
Brenda, was incredible. My (then) fiance and I are an interfaith couple and we were having trouble finding an officiant to marry us who would understand what we were looking for in our ceremony and someone who was willing to incorporate both Jewish and Christian Traditions and brenda was warm, understanding and gave amazing advice. She created the most perfect ceremony tailored to us, so personal and fitting. We had more compliments about our ceremony than I ever expected - our guests felt our love and the meaningfulness of every detail, all thanks to Brenda. She was always responsive and eager to work with us on the details, she was a very calming influence on the day and during our rehearsal also. GREAT value and extremely flexible in the hot hot hot West Virginia Heat! Can't highly recommend her enough. She's a gem! Thanks Brenda.
- Rated 5 stars by Sarah & Paul
We knew Brenda was going to marry us during the first meeting with her. She is so wonderful and kind. She will work with you to create an amazing ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns, she responds very quickly, to put your mind at ease.
- Rated 5 stars by Kelly & Bryan
We loved working with Brenda! She was amazing and the ceremony came out just the way we wanted. She really listened to what we wanted and the ceremony was better than we could have ever expected. Everyone said it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever attended.
- Rated 5 stars by Tom & Eliza
Brenda worked with us to create an incredibly personal ceremony. We met with her at her home office one afternoon, to discuss our vision for the ceremony, how we wanted to include family, and generally getting to know one another. We laughed, we had meaningful conversation, and put together the nuts and bolts. We incorporated the handfasting ceremony, which many of our guests thought was the most inspirational and fascinating portion of the wedding, and that was a key element that she brought to the ceremony. Not only was Brenda responsive, she made helpful suggestions, she listened to us, and she was kind. We HIGHLY recommend her.
- Rated 5 stars by Kate + Greg
Words cannot describe how happy we are that we chose to have Brenda perform our ceremony. When we met with her initially I had no doubt in my mind that she was the perfect person to tailor our ceremony in a way that made it personal, unique, and beautiful. So many people approached us afterwords and said that they had never witnessed a more beautiful and heartfelt ceremony and that is all thanks to Brenda. We did the handfasting ceremony which everyone was so interested in. We will cherish our cords forever! Brenda was so easy to contact, was on time the day of, and even fought 6 inches of crazy October snow to get to us. Such an amazing experience working with her and I highly suggest you choose her to be a part of your special day!
- Rated 5 stars by Kelly & Van
Thank you, Brenda, for performing such a beautiful ceremony. It was exactly what we had in mind. I truly appreciate your responsiveness and help over the past several months in order to make our ceremony perfect. Thank you so much for being a part of our day.
- Rated 5 stars by James and Jennifer Currie
We wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony that you created and performed for us. It was perfect in every way. Many of our guests have commented that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they have ever been to. You really got to know us and said things that were meaningful and important in our lives. Thanks for playing such an important part in our special day... pictures to follow!
- Rated 5 stars by Sarah & Grant
Brenda is perfect! We received so many complements on our ceremony. Working with Brenda allowed us to put a personal touch on our ceremony. We did not write our own vows, but the ones Brenda drafted really spoke to our feelings about marriage and each other. She took our words, that we had included in her questionnaire, and weaved them into the ceremony which gave it an authentic feel. I would say that our ceremony was not quite traditional, but not too crazy either. She really works with you to pin down what it is you want to say to each other and to your guests that day. You feel like a part of the process, and that the words are uniquely for you and about you.
- Rated 5 stars by Brooke & Josh
As everyone else has attested, Brenda is AMAZING. If you are looking for a non-traditional type of ceremony that you and all of your guests will absolutely love, seriously look no further. I may be biased, but Brenda created the most original and emotional ceremony I have ever witnessed! To be specific: Everything about our experience with Brenda was wonderful. To start, she was responsive to all of our communications and very flexible about meetings, as we were out of town, interacted mostly through email, and had limited availability to meet in person. Brenda was always prompt in her replies to any questions we had, and understanding of those questions. She was sensitive to our wishes for the ceremony and allowed us to modify and tailor different aspects to our relationship/family while still adding her special touch. Brenda did a fantastic job of organizing the ceremony so that we were able to really absorb it and enjoy it (and remember it!). The day before the wedding, she helped us through the rehearsal and a last minute emergency on cords for the handfasting, which was a HUGE help for me. We then had bad storms on the wedding day, but she was able to alter plans while always remaining calm, collected, and comforting, which is rare in that environment, but much appreciated and much needed. Again, the ceremony was wonderful and many guests commented specifically about Brenda to us that evening. In sum, if I only had 3 words to describe Brenda, they would be kind, helpful, and reliable. And for such an important event in your life, those characteristics are invaluable. THANK YOU BRENDA a million times over!
- Rated 5 stars by Erica G. and Joseph G.
I have no words for how special Brenda is. She truly is a gem and made our day so special. I cannot wait to use her again when babies come! Thanks again Brenda. I am pretty sure you had everyone in happy tears!
- Rated 5 stars by Cassandra & Todd
Brenda was FABULOUS! We wanted to make the ceremony non-traditional, but still be still be reverent and rich. She worked with us to tailor an unforgettable ceremony. Everyone keeps talking about how I amazing and meaningful the ceremony was and that they had never been to such an interesting one (no one was dozing, at all). We followed a Irish handfasting tradition, but Brenda worked with us to make it more audience involved. We found ways together to honor our passed mothers. We incorporated our dogs and members of our family. We told stories of our 17 years together and she did a great job personalizing our history in her words and blessings for us. Brenda was very enthusiastic and her endearing charm set the tone for the day. It was a magical day on the hilltop and Brenda was the orchestrator that made it happen! Her fees are modest and she is worth far more (she was definitely our best deal of the day). I hope you are lucky enough to have Brenda be your officiant.
- Rated 5 stars by Tonja & Holly
Sacred Celebrations was an integral part of our wedding. Officiant Brenda Berry was caring, organized and helpful in planning our service. Brenda provided us with many different examples of prayers and wording to choose from in addition to us exchanging our own vows. We chose to do a hand fasting for our wedding. Brenda was invaluable with resources, advice and answered all our questions concerning the handfasting ribbons and service. Brenda worked with us to outline the details of the wedding until we were satisfied with the arrangements. Being a same sex lesbian couple was never an issue, we were treated with dignity and respect. Brenda worked with our wedding coordinator to ensure all aspects of the service were perfect on the day of the wedding. Brenda is very well spoken, articulate in speech and our wedding service, prayers and blessings were beautifully done. I highly recommend Sacred Celebrations and Brenda Berry to join a couple in marriage or bless any special occasion.
- Rated 5 stars by Kathy & Russ
Brenda is such an amazing officiant. she created a beautiful ceremony just for us. she is so much fun and had my bridal party laughing during the rehearsal. I highly recommend her.
- Rated 5 stars by Brandon and Ashley
Brenda did a wonderful job preparing and delivering our ceremony. Not only did she write a wonderful ceremony that fit US, but she delivered it so energetically! Brenda was also very quick in responses to our emails/calls (which is super important) and very helpful with questions/concerns. Our experience with her was perfect!
- Rated 5 stars by Randy Gardner
What an awesome job by Brenda. We loved every second of our time in her presence.
- Rated 5 stars by Brittney & Pete
Brenda did an absolutely wonderful job at making our wedding day amazing. It was truly a sacred celebration. Brenda created a ceremony that was a perfect reflection of us as a couple as well as individuals. We will be forever grateful to Brenda for being such an important part of our wedding day. Thank you!
- Rated 5 stars by Marion and Dave
Thank you Brenda for a wonderful ceremony. Everyone is still talking about the Celtic Handfasting. It was truly a wonderful day for us and our guests. Thank you again for the great job you did.
- Rated 5 stars by Angel S. Taylor
Brenda Berry did an incredible job of making our day very special. She went far and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend her services.
- Rated 5 stars by Caryn & Mike
Thanks to Brenda, our wedding was wonderful. The ceremony was more meaningful than any other we had researched - thoughtful, touching, and truly personal. In fact, both of our families mentioned how much they enjoyed it and how much it meant to *them*. What a great day!
- Rated 5 stars by Terri & Michael
When I read the ceremony you'd written for us, it was as though you could see into our hearts and souls. Your sincerity and enthusiasm made our special day even more beautiful. Thank you for an unforgettable ceremony that perfectly expressed who we are and our love for one another. It was perfect!
- Rated 5 stars by Anna & Carlos
You started our lives together with such a wonderful ceremony, it truly expressed who we are and our love for each other. Thank you for sharing your energy, you will forever be a part of us.
- Rated 5 stars by Larry & Deb
We don't know where to begin in thanking you for the beautiful sacred celebration you created for us - and how many of our guests have said it was the most meaningful wedding they have ever attended. We are truly blessed to have found you and so very much appreciate all you put into making our wedding day so special.
- Rated 5 stars by Laurissa & Ryan
Brenda, thank you for an incredible ceremony.. you are gifted.
- Rated 5 stars by Matthew & Jessica
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for conducting such a wonderful ceremony and being a part of the best day of our lives. We had such a great wedding weekend and honeymoon. Hope all is well and thank you again!
- Rated 5 stars by Heather & Chad
The ceremony you wrote for us was beautiful and perfect! The words spoken were so special and will be remembered always. Many of our guests came to us during the reception to tell us how wonderful the ceremony was. You really captured "us" - thank you for everything!