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"With full hearts, we recommend LeAnn to any couple seeking a creative, personal, and memorable ceremony. Logistically, working with LeAnn was a dream. Whether via skype, email, or in person, she made us feel comfortable and confident about our choice. LeAnn sincerely cares about the couples she works with and takes the time to learn about their journey. We were so impressed with her ability to weave our narratives together to create a beautiful tribute to our relationship during her remarks. Everyone kept raving about our ceremony during the reception – it is truly what made our day so special." ~ Cassandra Zacharkiw, Washington, D.C.
"LeAnn truly went above and beyond for our wedding ceremony! We were involved in the planning process and made our own personal touches on the wording and layout of the ceremony. LeAnn asked us to individually respond to questions that she used as part of her amazing homily (which we heard for the first time at the wedding). There were few dry eyes around the altar! She did such a wonderful job capturing our personalities, passions, and love for one another, without making the ceremony sappy or 'cookie cutter.' Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. It was tailor made for us and I would highly recommend using her if you want a personalized ceremony instead of one pulled from a standard wedding officiant book. She genuinely cares about the people she marries and holds herself to a very high, respectful standard. I hope you are lucky enough to have her bless your future marriage!" ~ Jessica Beattie Charleston, SC
"We couldn't have been more pleased with our wedding ceremony by LeAnn. We wanted a short, but personal ceremony and she gave us exactly that. Before the ceremony she asked us to fill out a short questionnaire about eachother which I thought was a fabulous idea. She gave our ceremony meaning, and it's something we will never forget. For that we are very grateful! LeAnn is an extremely sweet woman, who truly enjoys what she does, and this shows in her work. We were very blessed to have found her, as she made our wedding ceremony memorable and perfect. We would definitely recommend her to anyone planning a large or small wedding! Thanks again LeAnn!" `~ Abbey Medley, Charleston, SC
"LeAnn was amazing! She allowed my husband and I to create a wedding ceremony from scratch that intertwined traditional with a little bit of modern. We chose our passages, scripture, vows...everything that we wanted for our ceremony. LeAnn has a unique way of making you feel at ease. We can tell that LeAnn loves marrying people! She asked my husband and I to answer a few questions about our relationship and email the answers to her. Some of the information that we gave her was included in our ceremony script as a personal touch for our guests (and an awwww moment for Kevin and myself). LeAnn also stressed the importance of going through pre-marriage counseling. I thought it would be interesting to see how Kevin and I think about certain aspects of our lives and if there might be anything that we need to work on as a couple. I am happy that we participated in the counseling, and I would suggest it to anyone who is planning on getting marrying. I would be more than willing to refer LeAnn Gardner to anyone who needs an officiant to marry them! Thank you LeAnn for being a very vital part of our very special day! We appreciate your love, generosity, and commitment to marrying us." ~ Susan Dukes Heater, Charleston, SC
"Having LeAnn officiate our wedding was such an honor! She listened to us and made our ceremony special by adding in personal details about our lives together. My husband and I appreciate that she took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. We both felt comfortable with her from the start and she was able to walk us through the whole process and in many ways helped us to prepare for married life. I could not have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding and she will always hold a special place in our hearts." ~ Elizabeth Boswell, Austin, TX
"One of the most positive experiences with my daughter's wedding was having LeAnn officiate. We have family and friends who flew in from all over the country, many only knowing the bride or the groom. By the time LeAnn finished, we felt like we all knew a little, and mostly the best things, about each one of them. She made is so personable, interviewing each one before hand and capturing the special moments through her words. The wedding was a beautiful waterfront setting and at one time a boat came flying by blasting loud music. Before security to send them away, LeAnn graciously infused her humor about the situation. Seriously, I held on to each word she said. My family and friends commented how thought provoking and inspiring her words were (as well as entertaining when telling good bride and groom stories). I was so disappointed that we had not filmed the ceremony, but all was not lost. We have a copy of her script. Thank you LeAnn. You are fulfilling God's purpose!" ~ Becky Credeur, Mother of the Bride, Lafayette, Lousiana
"We could not be more thankful for LeAnn's presence during our wedding planning and ceremony. When we signed up to work with her, we could have never known just how perfect she was going to be for this exact moment in our lives. Her friendly and warm personality was apparent over the internet and phone and when we finally got to meet her before the wedding, everything felt so comfortable. She did such a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony - from tying in meaningful stories and quotes from Will and I to delivering everything so warmly and beautifully. We could have not been happier with LeAnn as our wedding minister!" ~ Haley & Will Herrington Nashville, TN
"From the moment we met LeAnn, we knew she was “the one!” Her sweet, laid-back nature made us immediately comfortable and we left our first meeting feeling totally confident in our decision. The premarital coaching sessions were amazing! LeAnn provided a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment that allowed us to discuss & work through a variety of topics and issues that couples can encounter during marriage. The ceremony was designed around exactly what we wanted & our guests still rave about how personalized, thoughtful & loving it was. LeAnn is a phenomenal listener that provides feedback & suggestions in a positive, unaggressive way. She provided great guidance, support & laughter during the stressful wedding planning process. She will undoubtedly be a part of our lives forever & we are so thankful we found her!" -Dan & Kristen Bowman
Being an avid procrastinator, I contacted Rev. Gardner about 2 months before our wedding day. We wanted to do premarital counseling and wanted a personal connection with our minister, but were worried we hadn't allowed adequate time for either to happen. Rev. Gardner was very accommodating of our work schedules; making time for 3 meetings to examine our relationship with the Prepare-Enrich program and plan the ceremony. The program gave us a good framework to analyze and discuss our personalities & expectations, and then explore their possible effects on our relationship. Rev. Gardner led us through the workbook, and with her experience, encouragement, and endearing personality made us confident that we had found the perfect minister. We came away from each meeting with a greater understanding of our relationship and appreciation for one another.

Now, as if the short notice wasn't enough of a challenge for her, two feet of rainfall forced us to change venues the day of the wedding. Travel was severely restricted that day, but Rev. Gardner was at our new venue before either of us with the same enthusiasm and encouragement we had received during each of our coaching sessions. We got a lot of encouragement that day (as if to soften the sting of having our wedding rained out), but honestly didn't need it. We knew ahead of time that the ceremony was going to go off without a hitch. That's the level of comfort she had instilled in us in 2 short months.

My wife and I feel very fortunate that we met Rev. Gardner. Everyone in attendance was impressed and complimentary of how well the ceremony was conducted. She performed our ceremony with all the reverence, significance, & exuberance that we had dreamed of, and did so within the confines of a doctor's office hallway! It was a blessing to have our wedding officiated by her. Thank you LeAnn for ushering us into our new life together, and helping make our wedding day so special and memorable.
-Katie & John Triplett