September 29, 2018 - Quakertown, PA
We found Paula by searching on Yelp for a wedding officiant. We first read her profile and then visited her website. Feeling that Paula was a good match for who we were looking for, we contacted her. Paula responded quickly, and we set up a time to meet. Our first impression of Paula was that she came across relaxing, well spoken and had a friendly personality. Paula conducted an initial interview with us and we hit it off. We were very pleased that she decided to be our officiant. With a small deposit we booked our date. A couple months before our ceremony Paula sent each of us a detailed questionnaire to fill out. The form gave her an understanding of us and how we wanted our ceremony to feel. After reviewing our responses, she crafted a detailed outline of our ceremony. Paula welcomed revisions, and soon we had a draft that fit us perfectly. On the day of the wedding Paula arrived early and took care of the marriage license. Once the time came Paula took charge of the ceremony. Her calm demeanor and soothing voice put us at ease. Paula lead the ceremony with grace and humor. We feel that Paula was the best choice that we could have made for a wedding officiant. If you are looking for a professional officiant that handles ceremonies with great care and detail, then Paula is who you want. I would recommend her to family and friends. Thank you for everything Paula! - Meghan and Andy Bierbusse
May 27, 2018 - Gilbertsville, PA
My fiancé and I are thrilled that we were able to find Paula to officiate our absolutely perfect wedding ceremony this past weekend. We were originally nervous that finding an officiant who was accepting that we didn’t want a ceremony with any religious affiliation would be difficult, but she immediately put us at ease. Not only during our first meeting werePaula’s years of experience evident, but also her overall caring and genuine nature. She was always prompt to respond to our emails, and really went out of her to way to personalize our ceremony and make it feel unique to just my fiancé and I. On our wedding day, once again Paula confirmed what a great choice my fiancé and I had made. She arrived promptly before the ceremony was scheduled to begin and did a fabulous job. We cannot thank Paula enough for being part of our special day! - Leah and Eric Harris
We chose Paula as our officiant because of her professionalism, responsiveness and the type of ceremony she provided. She customizes each ceremony to fit the couple and their story. She really got to know us and what was important to us for our ceremony through a meeting and questionnaires. There weren't many dry eyes during our ceremony and I'm so happy to be able to look back at our ceremony and really feel the love the my new husband and I share. Thanks Paula!
November 11, 2017 - Barto, PA
I can't begin to Thank You enough for giving us such a beautiful ceremony yesterday! You went above and beyond to make our day the most incredible of days! You made it "ours" and we are forever grateful for everything from the first day we spoke to the final moments you made this a memorable experience, I'm so glad we found you, it wouldn't have been the same without you! Tina Anthony-Kennedy
September 23, 2017 - Allentown, PA
Patrick and I wanted to say thank you for officiating our wedding this past Saturday. Our day turned out absolutely perfect. - Shauna and Patrick
July 19, 2017 - Jordan Park, Whitehall, PA
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"
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
Kaitlin and Brad, est. 8-29-2015
August 15, 2015 - Lockridge Furnace Park, PA - Suzy and Mike
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Serving the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and Eastern Pennsylvania