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Please read the below reviews, which were copied from the many reviews located on Wedding Wire.

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Wedding Review: 08/02/2013
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning

My partner and I knew we wanted to get married in Palm Springs–but we had no idea how to begin. After visiting several web sites and calling our friends in the desert—we contacted Joyful Weddings & Events and from that moment on–we knew our wedding was going to be perfect and that we were in good hands.

As the Chief Concierge of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco–I am a very detail oriented person– and Joyful Weddings guided us through every step of the process with the professionalism I was seeking. They always made certain we were comfortable with what was being organized and that the wedding was going to be unique to OUR visions and expectations.

  • Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Value:  (5.0/5.0)
  • Flexibility (5.0/5.0)

When the day of the wedding arrived–we felt like we were being married by a good friend. Rev. Richard was able to express the deep emotions that we were feeling. He engaged each and every one of our guests with a delightful ceremony where they too felt special and connected —and he allowed us to enjoy our wedding day without the stress of worrying about any of the details. Thank you Joyful Weddings & Events for making our Palm Springs Wedding Dream come true.

Wedding: 08/02/2013

Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning

Wedding Wire 2013


Rev. Richard of Joyful Weddings & Events did an absolutely amazing job officiating our wedding on June 1st, 2013. What he wrote and spoke for our wedding was perfect. It was 108 in Indian Wells that day, and I had several out-of-town guests compliment that they hardly noticed the heat because they were detracted by the beautiful ceremony. He responded well to the crowd, he was completely professional, and he replied and answered all of my million e-mails quickly and thoroughly. I could not recommend him enough!!!! You will be so thankful that you used his services.THANK YOU REVEREND RICHARD FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING DAY PERFECT!!!! 😀

Wedding: 06/01/2013
Services Used: Officiant

Dear Joel and Patricia,

Congratulation on your engagement to be married. I regret to reply that I am
not certain that I will be back in the desert on October 26, 2013. I suggest you
contact the highly recommended Richard Cadieux at 760-636-3564

Best Regards,
Tom Lang
Retired Judge & Wedding Minister

Dear Monica:

I’m away from the desert but I leave my weddings only to one person, and that
is Reverend Richard Cadieux. He is by far the most professional and reputable
wedding officiant in the area. All of his brides and grooms love and appreciate him.
I’ll have him contact you ASAP.

Kindest regards,
Reverend Andrea Thomas

Wedding Wire 2013

We are from Calgary, Canada and Richard officiated our destination wedding in California. The process with Richard was very easy and stress free despite the distance. Richard was professional and responded immediately to our questions. We wanted a unique ceremony with lots of personal touches and Richard was able to provide that for us. He interjected with warm humor in the correct places and interacted with the audience perfectly. He suggested a number of ceremony additions, which we used to personalize the ceremony. We had a number of friends tell us that was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Thanks Richard. Dr.’s Lisa and Andrew Dodd

Wedding Wire 2013

Richard was amazing. We decided to have a last-minute wedding so I called Richard up on Friday and he said he would do the ceremony for us on Sunday. He even had to drive for over an hour just to do it and he did it effortlessly! Since it was only my husband any myself in the wedding, so we were missing a witness, and Richard even provided us with a witness, a wonderful woman with who we bonded immediately. It was the perfect day, intimate, graceful, absolutely stress-free and Richard had a lot to do with making it as perfect as it gets. The best part was that after the ceremony was over, we liked him and his friend so much that we ended up having our wedding dinner with the two of them. And the price was unbelievable for all the services Richard provided. I highly recommend him!

Wedding Wire 2013

Richard just did our ceremony, we had a blast! He’s easy-going, caring and truly interested in what’s going on and is there to give suggestions or be able to help out with anything. Great resource to have, Thumbs up!!!!

Hi Richard,
We really enjoyed meeting you today and finding out more about how our wedding ceremony could transpire.  You’ve given us lots to think about for sure and we’d definitely enjoy having you as our wedding officiant.  We really appreciate your attention to detail and thoughtful consideration to making the ceremony personal and meaningful.
It sounds like next steps would be to agree on a contract and for us to start thinking about how we want to add our own touch after the official part is done.  And then there’s the payment piece to get started on too.  You mentioned that $450 is what we would be looking at for an 11:00 a.m.  Could we agree that this would be in Canadian funds and inclusive of taxes as this would make it a whole lot easier for us?
Thanks again for meeting us today at Escena Golf Resort and helping us with our ceremony going forward.  We’re glad we found you and had a good feeling after meeting you that you are the best in the biz!
Kind regards,
Lorraine & Keith

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