Testimonials

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Valerie is SO amazing! She worked with my husband, family and I to create the perfect ceremony that showcased our relationship and our love for community, family and friends. She holds an amazing passion for her work and truly loves what she does. She is very personable and well organized, and was able to take over as our day of coordinator to ensure our wedding went smoothly! We are both so grateful to have had Valerie as our wedding officiant! 

— Miranda Sue

Within the first 10 minutes of meeting Valerie, we knew she was the one who would marry us. She is so laid back, professional and truly pays attention to detail. We did not want the traditional vows read at our wedding, I sent Valerie some suggestions and within a few days she had a beautiful ceremony drafted for our review. She set the tone for the personal, fun day that we were looking for. It’s clear to see she loves what she does, and we were so lucky to have her be the one start our new journey together as husband and wife!

— Cortney Elizabeth

Valerie was absolutely amazing! She worked with us to create the perfect ceremony that fit both of us, and showcased our relationship. The day of our wedding she was well prepared, on top of all the details we needed, and executed the ceremony flawlessly. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.

— Brittany Forgett Agnew

Valerie was the perfect person to marry us! We aren’t big to do people but still wanted something special. She was amazing at personalizing our ceremony and gave us a way to include our family which was very important to us. Valerie has such a warm personality and is very easy to work with. I can’t say thank you enough for celebrating and being a part of our day. Valerie you are just simply amazing and sweet!

— Michelle DeKleine

I could not speak more highly of Valerie. She helped us create a ceremony that fit us perfectly. She was so helpful and set up meetings with us ahead of time to plan everything out. She was very open to our ideas and made tasteful suggestions to help us along the way. She answered my many questions promptly and put so much care into making our day just right. Valerie did an incredible job. My husband and I could not recommend anyone better. I am so happy that I found Valerie to help make our day extra special!!!

— Jessica Fiffe

I can’t say enough how wonderful Valerie was at our wedding ceremony. She was perfect. She was very easy to work with prior to the wedding, we spoke a lot through messages as well as phone calls since I live so far away from where the wedding would be held. She has a way with words. I told her a bunch of stories and in her own words she made such a beautiful ceremony for us. She was a perfect fit for our families, just a nice caring person in general. I can’t say enough nice things about her. She was just great. Thank you Valerie! You made our day wonderful!

— Darci Sorrentino

When my now husband and I first met Valerie I knew it was a perfect fit right away! We absolutely loved her and were honored to have her marry us! We wanted a spiritual ceremony but not religious and we also wanted to do a Sand ceremony. She expertly put together a beautiful ceremony for us! We had 22 people in our wedding party and she handled them quite well! It wasn’t easy for sure 😉 We were lucky to have met her husband as well and after meeting them invited them to stay for our reception! We’re so glad they did! She did an incredible job and we feel lucky to have found her and to have her marry us ❤️❤️❤️

— Stephanie Pidgeon Rock

Amazing! Valerie married my husband and I this past Saturday! The ceremony was beautiful all thanks to her! I had requested something short and sweet, and boy did she deliver! The ceremony was personalized, with some added laughs and tears (happy tears of course)! I’m so thrilled that she was a part of our special day, thank you Valerie!!!

— Michele Afanador

Valerie was the best choice we picked to marry us last October! We had a few meetings where we discussed vow ideas. She’s very easy to work with! Very professional! I would highly recommend her!
— Joline McCotter

Reviews from other wedding professionals

We’ve worked with Valerie for a couple years on different ceremonies and we love her style and professionalism. She runs a tight ceremony, is well spoken, and is very easy to work with. You won’t have any problems with Val on the job! She regularly trains with other wedding pros and learns new ideas for her own industry too. Solid person to work with.

— Mark Brenneisen – President, Adirondack-Albany Wedding Association

I have now worked with Valerie a couple times and she is Awesome! I put a lapel microphone on her and she always has a great tone and speaks clearly. She shows up early, listens to any special instructions and carries the Ceremony out like a true professional. Valerie is also very fun, friendly and is a real team player. I look forward to working many more Ceremonies in the future with Valerie! 


— Shannon Bushey – Owner/Operator, Digital DJ

As an event production master and DJ who has provided audio support for many hundreds of wedding ceremonies, the opportunity to listen and watch wedding officiants who preside over the exchange of marriage vows, I have observed the gamut of style and delivery run from producing joyful tears to uncontrollable “Are you kidding me?” cringing. Ms. Epstein delivers a quality personable experience that is all about the couple, being totally prepared and completely polished.

— Cap Capello  – Owner/Operator, Cap Capello Entertainment

As a wedding planner I have had the pleasure of working with Val on numerous weddings, and I can truly say they are all unique and personal. She listens to the wants of all the family members and creates a ceremony you will always remember and treasure. I would highly suggest her service to any future clients.

— Katelyn Taylor  Owner/Operator, Katelyn Taylor Events and Weddings