Journeys of the Heart has an excellent selection of officiants for hire and is very responsive in communicating everything you need to know when picking your officiant. We ended up liking Jim Haley’s bio best and set up a meeting. He put us at ease immediately with how experienced he is with officiating weddings. We spent some time filling him in on our story, got to hear about his background, and then he guided us through the many choices that shape a ceremony. My wife and I come from different religious backgrounds so we opted for a more spiritual wedding rather than focusing on a certain denomination but he was ready to design our big day to whatever specifications we would have asked. Jim came prepared with options for readings and vows and by the end of our meeting he was giving us a preview of what he might say and I’m fairly certain we could have done the whole thing right then and there. He didn’t pressure us one way or another into doing a rehearsal, just left it up to us. We received an advance copy of his transcript complete with our custom love story and the vows we chose and were encouraged to edit it to our liking. The actual ceremony was scorching, thanks to Jim’s efforts and the 95+ degree summer heat. We would definitely recommend Jim.
Tim & Alyce

My husband and I had a very positive experience with Journeys of the Heart. We chose Jim Haley as our officiant, and we could not be happier with our decision. We wanted to make sure our ceremony reflected our relationship and who we are as a couple; to accomplish this, Jim met with us in person and also sent us a love story questionnaire, which led to the creation of a beautiful ceremony that we absolutely loved. Jim sent us multiple drafts of the ceremony, making whatever changes we requested to make our perfect ceremony. On the day of the wedding, he was organized, friendly, and professional, and we knew we could trust him to take care of all of the necessary legal marriage documents. During our ceremony, there was a rainstorm that was loud enough to interrupt the ceremony; Jim patiently paused the ceremony and waited for our signal to continue with the ceremony when we felt it was the right time. Overall, we would definitely recommend Journeys of the Heart and Jim Haley!

Christina & Greg
Hi Jim!!
It was such a pleasure working with you, and we can’t thank you enough for giving us such a lovely ceremony that so reflected our journey as a couple. I can’t tell you what it meant to us that from the moment we met with you, we knew we were going to have a beautiful, meaningful ceremony and never worried about it from that point forward. As soon as we return from Hawaii, we will be thrilled to write some reviews to that effect.

I have to share with you, that more than any other aspect of the wedding, our guests kept coming back to us to tell us how beautiful our ceremony was. So many wanted to know about you and how we found you. We agree, of course, but thought it was nice and that you should know that our guests were really moved by what you put together for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
With our sincere thanks and best wishes to you.
Meghan & Brian

Jim Haley was incredible through the whole process. We waited too long to book an officiant and found Jim online. My fiance was nervous as our first choice had been booked and she didn’t want ANYONE else. She agreed to meet with Jim and was brought to tears when he went over his basic draft of the ceremony. We knew right then he was the person for the job and delivered big time on our wedding day. He was easy to reach via email, text and phone call which made it very easy with our busy schedule. He was very thorough which put our mind at ease with all the planning as he helped with parts we didn’t even think of. Jim is very easy-going and was able to adjust and customize every aspect of our wedding to fit our needs. The day of, our maitre d had a death in the family so her assistant had to try and run the show. Without Jim’s guidance, the day would have been a disaster as the girl was fairly new and overwhelmed. The ceremony was beautiful and was one of the main parts of the wedding our guests commented on. I will be recommending him to everyone I know after our great experience with Jim.

Harold & Jaclyn

Dear Jim,

Thank you so much for being the most amazing wedding officiant ever. You turned our ceremony into something so beautiful, so special, and so much more than we ever even imagined. We cannot possibly express our gratitude for how well you captured our essence, both as individuals and as a couple. We are forever grateful! Our friends and family were so impressed as well. When we told them we had only met you once in person and corresponded through email, they were blown away. The figured you were a long-standing family friend. We have recommended your company (and specifically you!) to everyone we know. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our special day PERFECT!

Jessie & Brian

Jim Haley married my new husband and I on 11/7 in Philadelphia and I couldn’t be happier. We met him in a coffee shop back in March where we were won over by his kindness, open mindedness, and his willingness to listen to us, and really understand what we want. I grew up in a split household where my father and I are Jewish and my mother and brother are Catholic. My husband grew up without much religion in his life… so therefore, we were looking to pick and choose traditions that were important to us without too much God-talk. Jim let us edit and revise, and he even helped me out with my vows which was SO helpful. He was responsive, kind and professional. The day of our service, he was punctual, and led a service that we are SO proud of. It represented who we are as a couple and I feel so honored to have had him be part of our special day. Everyone should be so lucky to have the same kind of experience!

November 2015

Lauren

My husband and I chose Jim Haley to officiate at our ceremony and he was amazing! He was very professional, organized and stayed on top of our schedule to create the ceremony and procure our license. But, that was just details… More importantly, he telephoned us and spoke with us to begin the process of getting to know who we were immediately. Then he met with us at length to truly understand who we were, our histories and families and what kind of ceremony we were interested in as persons raised in two different faiths. He then wrote us the most beautiful ceremony! We were very pleased with it and with Jim. He showed up early, dealt with our marriage license details and performed a lovely ceremony. We received scads of compliments on our officiant and ceremony! With everything we were worried about, Jim was a reassuring presence. I highly recommend him!!!

Helen & Craig

Jim was absolutely amazing from the moment we met him! Kris and I felt as though Jim was genuine, warm and truly happy for us and our future. Jim was extremely easy to work with and was always quick to respond with any questions we may have thought up. The ceremony he delivered was ABSOLUTELY beautiful! He provided us with a ton of resources and choices so that our ceremony could feel as personal as we wanted it to be and that is exactly what it was! Our guests have not stopped talking about how heartwarming our ceremony was! From the way Jim put together our love story to allowing us time to recite our own vows, it was perfect! We can’t thank you enough for making the most important moment of our lives simply perfect! We highly recommend Jim and Journeys of the Heart to anyone in search of a beautiful ceremony! Thank you Jim!!

Amanda & Kris

Dear Jim,

I wanted to thank you for the lovely ceremony you provided for Jessie and Brian.  I wish I had been able to speak to you right after the ceremony but I was overcome with emotion and overwhelmed by the events of the day.  Your attention to detail, organization, and wonderful engaging personality gave a very special feeling to the wedding ceremony and helped to make the celebration so meaningful.   I remember a year ago when I was searching frantically for an officiant to marry Jessie and Brian.  I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to find someone who could honor the religious differences and create a special ceremony, and then I found Journeys of the Heart. I know that distance and scheduling were a concern but we are so fortunate that you accepted the request to officiate the wedding. You helped make this special day even more amazing.  Thank you again from our entire family and on behalf of all our family and friends.  We received comments from so many people about the beautiful and very personal and intimate ceremony.  You captured the spirit of the young couple and you were so wonderful to include the memory of Brian’s Dad in a touching way. Thank you again.  I would like to write a fabulous review on the Journeys of the Heart website.  Please let me know how to do this.

Sincerely,

Debbie (mother of the bride)

We will always be grateful to Journeys of the Heart, and especially to our wonderful officiant, Jim Haley, for our beautiful wedding ceremony. Upon our initial request for information from Journeys of the Heart, we found them to be very responsive and informative. We found the many profiles for officiants on their website very helpful in trying to find who might be a good fit for our wedding, and we requested to work with Jim Haley. Jim was so kind and helpful from our very first phone call. We met in person with him shortly thereafter, and he took the time to get to know us and our story, and he used that to begin working with us in shaping our wedding ceremony. He was attentive to every detail right from the start, and paid closest attention to what was most meaningful and important to us as a couple. From our very first meeting, my now husband and I knew we had made the right choice for the most important part of our wedding day. It meant so much to us to have that confidence. Jim worked with us throughout the planning process, keeping us gently on track as we needed to make additional decisions regarding readings, etc. He was so organized and prepared. When our wedding day came, seeing Jim again put any wedding day nerves at ease, and we had a beautiful ceremony that perfectly reflected our journey as a couple. While we always knew we were in good hands with Jim, we were happily surprised that so many of our guests made a point that night to complement our wonderful officiant and our beautiful ceremony, wanting to know more about who he was and how we found him. We could not be more grateful to Journeys of the Heart and to Jim Haley and highly recommend them!

Meghan & Brian

Hi Jim,

Marie and I wanted to take this opportunity to once again thank you so much for the incredible job you did at our wedding. We were so impressed with all the hard work you put into our ceremony. From the first meeting with you to the actual ceremony, it truly was a Journey of the Heart. We loved the first meeting with you where we were able to tell you about how we got together and what we loved about each other. We so enjoyed the questions you gave us to help guide us with our thoughts to make our wedding the most loving and memorable event that it was. We found writing the love stories to be the task we enjoyed the most. We thought it was so nice that we were able to each write our own thoughts and you so skillfully put them together in a way that captured the genuinely heart felt love that we have for each other. Hearing our combined love story for the first time at the actual ceremony was so wonderful. We both were told from almost every guest at our wedding that they had never been to a more personal and intimate wedding ceremony. You made each and every guest journey with us, from our first date to our new beginning as a married couple. The personal touches that you included in the service were so heart felt and endearing. Words cannot express how thankful we are to you for making our special day the most incredible moment so far.

Marge & Marie