Custom Ceremony

Just wanted to drop a few lines to review our recent experience with Journey of the Heart for our recent July 2021 wedding.

From the first email to the day itself, everything was great.

Communication was always quick and clear. Prices were transparent. One of the reasons we like working with Journeys of the Hearts was the knowledge that if anything went wrong and our officiant couldn’t make it, that we would have a back up and everything would be taken care of. Didn’t need this in the end, but great peace of mind.

Our officiant was Brian. We were looking for a secular wedding ceremony with a hand fasting ritual. He took the time to get to know us, and did a great job weaving our personal story into his script. The hand fasting especially felt very unique and reflective of who we are. We are still getting comments from people about how well the ceremony matched our personalities.

We live in CA and had our ceremony in PA so family could attend. All that to say planning could have been difficult, but Brian worked well by email and virtual calls. We didn’t have time for a rehearsal, but Brian was prepared and walked us through the trickiest details briefly beforehand.

All in all, it was a magical day, and we were so happy that Brian and Journeys of the heart helped bring our vision of celebration to life.

Alyssa & Josh

Dear Brian,

We are writing to thank you for leading our service last June, now that winter has come and we have had a little time to reflect on the six months that have passed since. David has been sorting through photos from the wedding to bring some of them together into a book for his mother, while Nancy looks on over his shoulder and spins out the memories we both have from that day. First, we want to say how much we appreciated the time you put into interviewing us, and felt the insight gained allowed you to then craft a service from not just what we told you but from who we were as individuals, and from the places we each had come before we could come together. And when all the chaotic preparations culminated in our standing with you before all our family and friends, the professionalism, engagement, and creativity you brought into shaping our own unformed ideas into the body and structure for our wedding service allowed us finally to relax and trust that you had it all under control. And you did. All the separate pieces we had brought to you in the beginning flowed together as a seamless whole. Your homily was, in turns, stately, somber, and irreverently funny, but it always felt like an expression of who we, individually and as a couple, really were, and that was something we felt confident all could hear. Thank you for centering the two of us, and all those who came together to be with us on that day.

Nancy & David

Wonderful Ceremony

We had an amazing experience with Journeys of the Heart. Brian Dixon was our officiant and he was so flexible and supportive when we had to postpone our wedding due to COVID-19. We finally had our ceremony last month and it was beautiful. We loved how personal he made our ceremony. Our guests kept telling us what a great ceremony it was because of Brian.

Jen & Chris

Wonderful experience

We worked with Brian Dixon as our officiant for our 9/19 wedding. He was wonderful to work with even as we changed plans during pandemic wedding planning. We would recommend him 100%!

Hilary & Jason

We had a fantastic experience with our officiant Brian Dixon. He was extremely organized and professional, and he made the entire process very stress-free. He put together a very personal and heartfelt ceremony for us (within a short time frame that we provided), and helped us incorporate mixed faith traditions. We received endless compliments from our guests on the ceremony! I would HIGHLY recommend Brian!

Monica & Stephen

Wonderful Experience

My husband and I knew we didn’t want a “religious” wedding and Journeys of the Heart was recommended by our wedding venue. Brian Dixon was our officiant and our experience with him was great from start to finish. He made us feel comfortable, was flexible when we had to postpone due to COVID, and was very accommodating when I asked if he could incorporate details about my grandmother who had passed away after our original wedding date. I love how he personalized our ceremony with our love story and made it more special.

Melissa & Chris

Brian officiated our wedding and we still receive compliments on our beautiful wedding ceremony. Brian took the time to get to know us and our desires for our ceremony. He took our ideas and told us what would work and what would help make the ceremony memorable. His caring and thoughtful demeanor helped to alleviate the pre-wedding stress. We would highly recommend Brian if you are looking for an officiant who will listen to your desires and make a wedding ceremony that is unique to you.

Michael & Angelica

Dear Brian,
Thank you so much for officiating our ceremony.  Although the days leading up to and including the big event were a blur of hectic planning, frenetic preparing and feverish organizing, you were calm, cool and collected.  Your demeanor was infectious and helped us remain focused on the meaning of the event rather than the logistics.  We will always be grateful for your talent in this area.  What I admire most is your ability to take a rather boring hotel ballroom and convert it into a warm, inviting, and special space that reflected the right balance of our spiritual needs and secular requests.

Dave & Jeff Chandler