*Douglas: Richard was absolutely amazing. As a retired event planner I was happy to say that the last marriage I was involved with (6000 – Yes that many) was my own and I had to do NOTHING. From the help with the license, to the vows, to the site location, to the pictures, to the notarized certificate, our ceremony by Richard was blissful. If you’re coming from one of those states (Ohio) that don’t allow our marriages, then just call Richard and Gary, hop on a plane, stay at the La Joya Inn and get married in just two days. These gentlemen are professionals and are sweethearts.
*Highly recommended from Daniel Ryan Photography. I’m a local Photographer in Palm Springs and can tell you from experience Richard is the most professional and knowledgeable officiant in the valley. I always know its going to be an organized stress-free wedding when I work with Richard. That environment really reflects on the images, and we always get great results working with him.
*Rob & Julie: Amazing!! My wife and I agree that is the one word to describe our wedding and we owe much of that to Richard. We were lucky enough to find Richard’s website online while searching for a person to marry us. We are from British Columbia and didn’t have much of an idea about what was needed to get married in Palm Springs but Richard took care of everything. He let us know what we needed to do and how to do it, what he would take care of and much, much more.
Right from our first email from him we knew he was the man to marry us. He was professional, courteous and had a great sense of humor to set the mood for our big day. His suggestions and exceptional knowledge of what would work best was much appreciated as our wedding flowed exactly as we had both imagined and after it was over we both said to each other ‘That was perfect’.
We are both so happy we were lucky enough to choose Richard to officiate our special day. You will too.
*Pat & Jean: We are from Kansas –a state that makes everything as complicated, judgmental, and difficult as possible, so we really didn’t know what to expect when we contacted Richard through his website. After 19 years of living together we wanted to be married in a wedding that would be simple but elegant, sacred but not preachy, intimate but not private.
Richard’s response, from the very first reply to our email requests for information through his last “rhinoceros” smile for the photographer was wonderful. He counseled with us, directed us to excellent resources, arranged for a marvelously talented photographer, and throughout the entire process honored our commitment to each other and to God. We loved his efficiency, his knowledge of resources to fit any occasion, his humor, and his dedication to what he does so sincerely and so well. By marrying us, he validated our relationship in the most wonderful way possible, and we would recommend him to all who find themselves in need of a most capable minister, officiant, arranger, and resource. He was truly a gift to us.
*Michael: If anyone needs it done asap Richard is the guy. It was perfect. And the price was great for the stress of running around all day.
*Erica: I met Richard at a local event and he handed me his business card. My husband and I had just relocated to the desert and I am a professional harpist. So I emailed Richard to see if he might be able to recommend me to his clients and vice versa.
He mentioned that he had an event in downtown Palm Springs during PRIDE weekend where he was going to marry couples every 10 minutes for FREE!!! I asked if I could volunteer my services and he accepted. I was able to watch the services that day and Richard has such a gentle, kind manner. He makes the service personal and unique. I would definitely recommend him!
Also, he organized such a high quality setting. The seating, flowers, etc… was top-notch!