Wedding Officiant Paula Mari Tepedino

Non-denominational Wedding Officiant serving PA Lehigh & Montgomery Counties 

Testimonials


July 7, 2017 - Orefield, PA
As the officiant of our wedding ceremony, Paula went out of her way to make it reflective of us.  She provided the attention to detail and the type of ceremony that we wanted for our celebration.  While brief and to the point (just like us), the words spoken and the vows taken were full of joy and personally meaningful.  She made a special time in our lives all the more so with her gracious and generous spirit. - Jill & Salman

July 19, 2017 - Jordan Park, Whitehall, PA

"It was such a pleasure working with Paula to create our special day. After our initial meeting we knew we were in good hands. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect! Thank you Paula for your genuine caring and creative ideas in making our dream day possible."
~Dan & Amy Brinkley

July 2, 2017 - Folino's Estate, Kutztown, PA

"Paula made it her top priority to ensure that designing and enjoying our wedding ceremony stress-free and a delight. She helped us through every step and helped our wedding party know what to do when. She made our wedding ceremony genuine to our relationship, family, and values in a truly beautiful way. She is a kind person with a loving heart and we were proud to have her marry us! -Kristen and Tom" 

June 26, 2017 - New Hanorver, PA

Paula took the time to know us and hear our journey which made our ceremony intimate and meaningful. We and all of our guests felt like she was part of the celebration not just performing the ceremony. We are so blessed to have found Paula to marry us! - Kristian & Molly

June 19, 2017 -  Rose Garden, Allentown, PA

Your searching for a wedding officiant no doubt. We have great news for you!! Your search has ended because you struck officiant gold by looking up Paula Mari Tepedino. Personable, punctual, helpful, empathetic, flexible, caring, friendly, professional, and great sense of timing and humor. Paula has it all,then some. She is absolutely the real deal when it comes to making your special day exactly as you want it. Heck, by the time the ceremony was over she was practically family, knew us both incredibly well, and was considered to be wonderful by all our family and friends. We're proud to call her a friend, someone we know we can count on. Our day was great thanks to Paula. Now your day can be great as well! You can not miss with Paula as your officiant! - Jen & Scott

June 19, 2017 - Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville, PA

I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for performing such a wonderful ceremony.  Despite the absence of an in-person meeting, I felt like the process of preparing the ceremony was very efficient.  Working with you was so easy and I didn't feel like I was standing in front of a stranger on the wedding day.  Zach and I had hoped to thank you after the ceremony but missed you leaving.  I had several people comment on the calmness of your voice, and I won't lie, your demeanor definitely helped me calm my nerves too :)  Thank you so very much! - Jessica & Zach

October 24, 2016 - Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

We wanted to thank you again for your part in our ceremony. You have such beautiful energy and we both felt as if we  both had known you somehow for a long time already. Your words were just perfect and we couldn't have hoped for a better officiant.
Your inclusion of Hafiz quotes was great! I love his writings! And the ring warming which I had never seen done before!
We really felt you had such great insight into who we are as a couple and you really celebrated it so wonderfully. 
Our family spoke so highly of you as well.
Love Maria and Jesse Blake!

Now that Eric & are married & back home from our honeymoon, I just wanted to say that we can't thank you enough for your services. I felt bad that we didn't get a chance to catch you before you left the scene & hope you enjoyed your amazingly significant part in our newest accomplishment together. I'd recommend you to anyone & I feel that you helped us to create such a wonderful & beautiful ceremony so once again, thank you... thank you...thank you! I hope we will meet again for any reason in the future even if only to share a hug that you so well deserve. Take care & best wishes to you & your family in everything you do.

Sincerely,
Christina Styer
9/4/2016 Wedding in Boyertown PA -"I just want to let you know (I'll be saying this a lot), thank you for all you're doing for us. I don't care that it's part of your services because nobody in this life has to do anything except come into this world & leave it (these can even be argued lol). I feel so comfortable with you & am blessed that we found you :-)"  -  Cristina 
June 3, 2016 - We had Paula Tepedino Officiate our wedding she was a perfect fit for us.  When we first met her, she took the time to tell us all about herself and how she became an ordained minister.  We immediately felt at ease with her.

She spent time explaining all the different ceremonies we could do.  She helped us customize a ceremony that was completely "us".  Weddings ceremonies can be very blah with the same words always spoken.  Not with Paula, she helped us think outside of the box, she kept it traditional in areas we wanted traditional and other parts of the ceremony were centered around us as a couple.  She learned about us by using a unique questionnaire which we both filled out with our own answers. 

Paula gave us the opportunity to meet with her a few times before our wedding in order to tweak this or that about the ceremony.  Each time she really put her soft spoken nature out in front and helped me as a nervous bride calm down.  I needed that.

When the day came and it was all perfect largely due to Paula.  As we talk to our friends,  we are finding out they are telling other people how unique and special our wedding was.    Choosing Paula to officiate your special event will be something you will be glad you did.  She is a wonderful, kind and a uniquely spiritual person.

Blessing from Mike and Holly Debus
Rhonda and Patty New Hope PA

July 7, 2015 - Paula we just wanted to write you to say thank you so much for the amazing job you did from start to finish on our wedding ceremony. It was such a joy to work with you in creating our ceremony. We so appreciate your organized, open, creative and calm nature that you brought to the whole process. You were the perfect person to entrust to our important day! Thank you from our truly grateful hearts. Patty and Rhonda Leone.

Much love and gratitude.

Maddie and Ryan William Penn Inn PA

November 27, 2015 - We want to thank you too for doing such a beautiful job and making our ceremony so special for us. A number of our friends and family commented on how unique, personal, and fitting the whole thing was for our personalities, and several said specifically how impressed they were with you. A few people mentioned they love your voice (one of whom, I believe, was my dad, who prides himself on his own speaking voice and really appreciates one in others!). What I noticed was mostly the calming presence and sweet gravity you brought to the ceremony and even the rehearsal - the whole process, really. I deeply appreciate it!

Kaitlin and Brad Sparta NJ

August 29, 2015 - NJ. In the earliest stages of wedding planning, Brad and I made a commitment to ourselves to not lose sight of what everything was all about: joining heart and soul, vowing our love and faithfulness to one another, becoming husband and wife… With a crowd of family and friends and a team of professional photographers, djs, etc., I was worried we’d lose the intimacy and romance I so wanted our wedding to possess. Paula was the answer to addressing this fear. Her role went far beyond officiating a ceremony. She took the time to really understand our history, relationship and family dynamics to write our beautiful love story; she found readings that fit perfectly with the theme of our love story and our wedding; she guided us in understanding and planning the flow of the wedding; she calmed our nerves before the ceremony (and during!); and she executed the ceremony with such love and grace and clarity. Several guests commented on what a beautiful job Paula did…her pace, her tone, her energy and light; and Brad and I could not have been more pleased with our experience.To Paula: Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You made our day so special, so “us”, and there are not enough words to express our gratitude. 
Much Love,
Kaitlin and Brad, est. 8-29-2015

Suzy and Mike Hellertown PA

August 15, 2015 - Lockridge Furnace Park, PA - Suzy and Mike

Thank you so much.  We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you that day and were so happy that you were able to make our special day even more special. Thank you! Mike and Suzy Hoffman
Stephanie and Jonathan Easton PA

August 8, 2015 - Easton - Thanks to you it truly was a touching ceremony and we are so thankful you were our officiant. The ceremony you wrote for us was amazing. We can't tank you enough for helping us make our fairytale come true. Stephanie + Jonathan

Tom and Mike Allentown Rose Garden PA
 July 12, 2015 - Allentown Rose Garden, PA

Paula was wonderful!  She officiated Mike's best friend's wedding a few years back.  We knew right then that she would be perfect to officiate our wedding.  She was able to capture our sentiments perfectly and share our thoughts and feelings towards each other and our family and friends beautifully.  It truly was a perfect day and we were happy to have Paula be a part of it.  - Tom & Mike 
 
Sarah and Mark Bloomsburg PA

June 27, 2015 - Sarah and Mark 

Pumphouse B&B, Bloomsburg PA

Paula Mari was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. As our wedding officiant, she was friendly, thorough, helpful, and flexible. We felt as though we had known her all of our lives even though we only met her a few months prior to the wedding. She gave us suggestions for our vows and ceremony rituals that were fitting to our personal beliefs and culture and she was willing to work with us through many edits of our ceremony until we were happy with it. We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Paula Mari!

Kristyn and Aaron Hawley PA

June 2, 2015 - Kristyn and Aaron

Working with Paula was wonderful! She was very easy going and guided us to find the most perfect ceremony we could ask for. She was calm and collected during the ceremony itself which calmed the nerves of myself and the groom. Paula took care of giving us a print out of our vows so we didn't have to worry about it on the day of the wedding and she also made time for our rehearsal to help plan and organize the ceremony. I would highly recommend working with Paula to officiate your wedding :)

4/11/15 - Annie and Andrew

My husband and I selected Paula Marie for our wedding ceremony back in September, and she did the most wonderful job! She made so much effort to really get to know us which allowed her to design the most personal and beautiful ceremony. All of our guests commented afterwards how much they loved that everything said was so specific to us, it wasn't generic in the least. Paula Marie is also such a sweet and calm person. In a day where there are so many emotions, so many things to do and things to think about, Paula Marie had such a natural calming effect which I was so appreciative of. Plus, she is a wonderful speaker! When she speaks she is calm, clear, and she is smiling. It makes listening to her so comfortable. She really had such a positive effect on our day! Thank you for everything Paula!! Annie and Andrew

11/1/14 

It's interesting, but we still receive compliments on the wedding ceremony and reception from people we run into...a nice feeling. We LOVE It. - Erin and Dave - Venue at Hotel Bethlehem, PA

"Paula Mari delivered an amazing ceremony. She was very attentive and put together an entire ceremony that was absolutely beautiful. People still rave about how lovely it was. I was living in Florida so it wasn't easy planning a wedding so far away but Paula was always quick to respond via phone and email. I highly suggest Paula if you are looking for an officiant who will deliver a beautiful one of a kind ceremony. She will work with all your needs plus has great ideas of her own. Her prices are reasonable and you definitely won't regret it." Kristen and Steve Berryman

8/17/14

My wife and I chose Paula for our wedding. Paula Mari is a kind-hearted and genuine person. Her calm demeanor and easy going personality makes her a pleasure to work with. As you plan your event, she will be the one person you can count on to make things easy! She added a dimension of sincerity to our ceremony that no other officiant could have. We were truly grateful to have her. - Marvin & Amanda

7/8/2014

Paula Mari put together a nice and simple wedding ceremony which was what we wanted.  This was a same-sex marriage so we were a bit nervous, but she came to our home and made everything calm and easy with our friends.  Very soothing person to work with and would recommend to anyone! - Phil B. Bethlehem, PA

9/22/2013
"I will gladly leave you A+ reviews wherever I can. It was awesome working with you. You really showcased our personalities in our ceremony, which was the important thing to us. It was exactly how we wanted it and we couldn't have been happier with the Love Story and ceremony you created with us. Everyone raved about how creative and adorable your ceremony was. We are extremely satisfied and very very happy to have worked with you. thank you Paula."
- Jackie and George Terplan, -  Bethlehem, PA

7/19/2014

Paula Mari was a pleasure to work with.  From the time we as a couple first met her to  the day of the actual ceremony.  She gave you suggestions if you wanted or let you make you your own choices on the format of the ceremony.  She put together a simple 15 minute beautiful  ceremony with our vows, a butterfly release, and some beautiful readings.  Ours was a same sex marriage at our home and Paula Mari made everyone feel at ease.  She has a very calming nature and we would recommend her to officiate anyone's wedding.     
Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony.  
Jane and Donna 

Paula,
It was so nice to meet you and you made the whole thing completely painless. We look forward to working with you. - Larkin and Sarah, June 2014

9/7/2013
"I want to thank everyone who was able to attend Jim and my wedding yesterday.  You all helped to make our day feel warm and full of love. I also want to thank Paula for helping to create and execute our beautiful ceremony."
- Stephanie and Jim Wanamaker - Mertztown, PA

 

8/17/2013
"When Paula announced to our yoga teacher training group that she had become an Ordained Officiant, I knew immediately that I was going to ask her to lead our upcoming 15 year wedding anniversary renewal ceremony. I could not think of a more poignant way to mark our special day than to have Paula, my Guru, officiate this most special ceremony for not only my husband and me, but also our two grown boys - collectively , our family.
She was with me along the entire way with the planning, her suggestion of the Sand Ceremony we decided upon, and her openness to our wish to write our own vows. I knew that I wanted to keep it simple, which is synonymous with all of Paula's teachings - to live simply and in the moment, and to enjoy the sweetness of life.
On the day of our ceremony, Paula showed up looking positively glowing and quite regal in her purple scarf. She was organized, professional and grounded as she walked us through a practice run of our ceremony that was about to take place. When our mic failed a moment before the ceremony began, Paula kept calm, said "It's okay", and projected her voice a bit more. I knew at that moment that everything was going to be alright. The ceremony she led was filled with peace, living in the moment, and taking in the sights, smells and sounds of our lovely August day. In her dialogue, she suggested we all just slow down, close our eyes and just settle on the moment so filled with love and togetherness - a practice that would cement the moment in our memories forever.
I cannot thank Paula enough for re-marrying me to my sweetheart and soul mate and for being by my side for yet another life changing experience (yoga teacher certification was right up there too!) 
 I am so happy that our friends and loved ones were able to witness a ceremony that was led by someone who truly personifies love. I hope Paula agrees to do our 50th! - Erin Meyers, New Jersey

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