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Written testimonials and comments from couples at whose ceremonies Reverend Sweeney officiated:
  • “It was the perfect day!  We cannot thank you enough for your guidance and kind words throughout the whole process!  So many guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and we share the same sentiment.  The whole day was everything we imagined and more, and we are just so happy with how everything turned out.  Please let us know if we can write a review to share on The Knot or other web sites.”
  • “We were blessed to have such an amazing person work with us for our wedding.  We can’t put into words how impressed and happy we were with you and your services.  We look forward to having you renew our vows in ten years!”
  • “Thanks so much for a beautiful ceremony.  And thanks for being a part of our big day, the ceremony could not have been more perfect!”
  • “We cannot thank you enough for being an integral part of our day. We have received many many complements on the ceremony- it was absolutely perfect. Thank you thank you. We will be in touch and will send pictures! “
  • “We are grateful for your kind nature and willingness to do it “our way,” simple, I am sure, but just right for us.”
  • “My husband and I are very thankful we were all able to connect and you were the one to marry our daughter.  Every part of the ceremony was beautiful.  Thank you again.”
  • “Thank you so much for everything. We had such a special day and I have gotten so many compliments on the ceremony in particular.”
  • “You are wonderful to work with and made the whole process from planning to “I do” a breeze. Thank you again for all of the support and guidance.”
  • “Thank you very much for being apart of everything, we really enjoyed the ceremony and everyone complemented on how lovely it was. We tried not to let the rain change anything.”
  • “Thank you so much for being a part of our big day.  We could not have hoped for a better ceremony for our wedding.  We feel so blessed we found you and connected with you right away.  We deeply appreciate you making our dream a reality!”
  • “Thanks so much for being a very special – the most special – part of our day.  With gratitude.”
  • “Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special!”
  • “I am writing to thank you for officiating at the wedding of my daughter and her new husband.  I am certain that their ceremony would not have resonated with the same heartfelt sincerity and genuine commitment without your presence and sense of humor.  During the reception, I was surprised at how many of our guests expressed, to us, their respect for the honesty and genuine commitment that was conveyed during the ceremony.  I thank you, sincerely.”
  • “Thank you for a wonderful ceremony.  You put our nerves at ease and we could not be happier with how everything went.”
  • “Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding.  All of our guests gave you rave reviews, and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony.”
  • “Thank you so much for your thoughtful words and for making our day extra special.”
  • “Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our special day absolutely perfect!  The ceremony was beautiful.   We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding day.”
  • “You were great and exactly what we’d hoped for. Thanks for keeping things running smoothly despite our nerves and for the light yet sentimental reading at the end — so cute!”
  • Thank you so much Skip!  Everything was perfect and we got many compliments about you!  Thank you for making our day so special!”
  • “Thank you Skip!  You were excellent and everyone loved the ceremony.  You included the perfect touch of humor which added to the uniqueness of our ceremony!  Makes for a great memory, among many of our special day.”
  •  “Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.  Everyone said they loved your delivery and words!  Thanks for tailoring the readings, your flexibility, and attentiveness. It was all we’d hoped for and more!”
  • “Our wedding in Narragansett was the best day of my life!  Thank you for a touching, personal ceremony, perfectly suited for us.  Thank you for including our children, and making them feel special.  We are so very thankful we found you and will highly recommend you.  Thank you, Skip.”
  • “You were fantastic yesterday. Thank you for delivering a great message! “
  • “We cannot thank you enough.  Our ceremony was more perfect than we could have ever imagined.  Our friends and family thought you had known us forever the way you spoke of us!  We are so blessed, and so thankful for the time you took to make our wedding day so special.  It was wonderful.”
  • “We are so happy that you were there to join us together as a married couple and being so patient with our dog; we had a great time including him in the ceremony.  Your reminders to slow down and take in the moment were a huge help.”
  • “We think of you often and are so thankful we had someone preside over our ceremony who truly seemed to understand us as a couple in such a short time, and we so enjoyed the ceremony you created for us.”
  • “Thank you for all of your help with planning our wedding ceremony.  Meeting you instantly calmed us and put us at peace knowing we would have a very special wedding.  We plan to spread your name wherever we can (in a good way!).”
  • “Thank you for sharing in our special day.  We could not have done it without you.”
  • “Thanks so much, Skip.  You were great and everyone loved the ceremony – especially us!  We will send some pictures.”
  • “Thanks so much for everything.  Our ceremony was exactly how we envisioned it, and we received many compliments from our guests.  Everyone enjoyed the readings and the touch of humor – it fit us perfectly.  Thanks again, we really appreciate it.”
  • “Thanks for being so great with us and making this experience easy, incredible and, more importantly, fun for us.  It was an amazing time.  We definitely chose the right guy for the job!”
  • “Thank you so much for everything on our wedding day and the weeks leading up to it.  We appreciate all of your help.  You were so easy and flexible to work with, not to mention the ceremony you wrote for us was perfect.  Thanks again.”
  • “Thank you again for our wedding. We had nothing but positive feedback about the ceremony and how beautiful it was.   Our family thinks we should invite you to our next family reunion. Thanks again, we hope to see you at our next family wedding!”
  • “We wish there were enough words to say how thankful we are and the joy that we feel remembering that you shared the beginning of our new life together.  You made all of our stress disappear when you were so calm and collected.  Thank you for everything.”
  • “Thank you.  Many guests told us how beautiful the ceremony was.  To us, the ceremony was perfect, and it is an added bonus that our guests were moved by your words as well.  Thank you for getting to know us, personalizing the ceremony to our tastes and for sharing our momentous day with us.  We could not have asked for a better officiant.”
  • “We cannot thank you enough for the absolutely beautiful ceremony you gave us.  It felt so special and so heartfelt the whole way through and just absolutely made the day.”
  • “Thank you so much for being such a wonderful officiant for our wedding. The entire day was amazing but we received so many compliments about the ceremony in particular. Many people commented on how beautiful it was and how it reminded them of their wedding day and the true meaning of such an important commitment. We loved every second of it and ….. sorry for kissing before you cued it.  Again, thanks so much for being so wonderful throughout this entire process.”
  • “I just wanted to write and say thank you for everything you did for our wedding! It couldn’t have been more perfect. We received so many compliments on the ceremony and particularly the readings. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!  Thank you again for being a part of our day.”
  • “Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding.  Our ceremony was a dream come true!  Even with the little bit of rain, you were able to keep us calm and focused on what was really happening.  We could not have asked for a better person to marry us and you will forever hold a place in our hearts.  Thank you.”
  • “We cannot thank you enough for your patience and guidance throughout our planning, as well as giving us such a thoughtful and well executed ceremony.  We received numerous compliments about you.  Thank you for being such an instrumental part of our day.”
  • “Thank you for making our day so special!  Everyone loved the ceremony and we continue to get compliments.  We will forever cherish our special day – thank you for being such a big part.”
  • “Thank you so much for your help, guidance and support through this process.  We are so very grateful.”
  • “Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so special!  We loved the ceremony you created for us and we also appreciated your sense of humor throughout all of the crazy moments at the rehearsal.  Our day was perfect!  Thank you again.”
  • “Thank you so much.  We smile at our wedding picture nearly every day and thank you for being so wonderful to us.”
  • “We cannot thank you enough for officiating at our ceremony.  You created a beautiful ceremony for us after just a few conversations and you put us at ease with every e-mail and, most improbably, on our big day!  All of our gracious thanks.”
  • “Thank you so much for making our wedding easy and comfortable – your ceremony was perfect for us.”
  • “Thank you so much for doing such an awesome job at our wedding!  Your charm and sincerity were clearly shown and we are forever grateful.”
  • “I wanted to thank you for such a meaningful and truly beautiful ceremony which captured my daughter and her new husband so well.”
  • “We were at a couple of weddings this summer and each time reminded just how special our ceremony was, with special thanks to you.  Whenever someone asks our favorite part of our wedding day, we always say it was the ceremony.  You really made it perfect for us, and with us.  Thanks again for truly making our wedding so wonderful.”
  • “We wanted to thank you again for being a part of our day. Everything was beautiful and the ceremony was just what we wanted. Thank you for your advice and support throughout the planning process.”
  • “We want to thank you very much for all the time and attention you have put into our special day!  We fell in love with you and your work within minutes of meeting you.  Thanks again for an incredible job well done!!!”
  • “We wanted to thank you for making our wedding day special, intimate and successful!  We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony.  Your experience, recommendations and how you conducted the final “day of” was perfect.  Thank you again.”
  • “We are so honored to have had you as our wedding officiant.  We love the heartfelt, genuine and, at times, humorous ceremony you prepared for us!  You did such an amazing job.  Thank you so much for being such a crucial part of our wedding.  You are the best and we will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married.”
  • “Thank you Skip for an awesome ceremony.  It was perfect in every way.  And thank you for making our day so special.”
  • “Thank you again for being a part of our most important day.  The memories will last a lifetime!”
  • “Thank you so much for everything!  We appreciate everything you have done for us – from your first email, all of your support throughout, to the thoughtful card you sent us.  I don’t think I could have done it without you.  It was truly wonderful working with you and many of our family and friends have commented on what a beautiful and romantic ceremony it was, including my very religious Catholic grandmother.  Thanks again.”
  • “Skip, what can we possibly say to let you know how grateful we are?  You blew us away with your warmth and wit – and that was even before we were married!  As one of our relatives said after paying attention to our beautiful ceremony:  “That was even better than the icing on the cake!”  Use us as a reference any time.  Thank you.”
  • “We have thought of you often in the months since our wedding.  Our guests continue to mention how comfortable and welcome you made them feel.  In our planning, that was the message we hoped to convey.  Thank you.”
  • “Thank you so much for being a part of our special wedding day.  You helped create a very memorable ceremony and a truly wonderful experience.”
  • “Thank you so much for sharing our special day and making our ceremony absolutely perfect!  It was everything we ever dreamed of.  Everything was flawless.  We could not have asked for a better officiant!  Thanks again.”
  • “We just wanted to write and thank you for the great job you did during our ceremony and everything leading up to it!  It was an amazing day, to say the least, and you did wonders in helping everyone through it.  we have received rave reviews from all who attended and, without you overseeing the ceremony, there would not have been a wedding to celebrate!  Thanks again for everything.”
  • “Thank you so much for your part in our very special day.  You were so great to work with and your extra efforts to make our wedding exactly what we wanted was truly appreciated!  We feel very lucky to have been able to meet you and stand by you as we joined in marriage.”
  • “Thanks again for everything, and especially for being such an important part of our wedding.  You did a great job and you really put us at ease.”
  • “Thanks for making our day so memorable and guiding us through the process to begin our life together!”
  • “Our wedding represents such a wonderful day for us and the special few who were there to celebrate.  I don’t think we will ever be able to thank people enough, especially you!”
  • “Thank you again for making our wedding ceremony so memorable.  We still talk about how beautiful, warm and loving it was.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
  • “Thank you for your guidance in helping us create our perfect wedding.  We know the ceremony is the most important part of the day and you excel in capturing what is meaningful to a couple.”
  • “Skip, the ‘thanks’ go to you.  From our first contact to post-ceremony, you were the perfect choice.  How you handled the details allowed us to relax and set our desires in motion.  The ceremony was perfect.  You are truly blessed!  Again, thank you for all you have done for us.”
  • “Thanks for all you did.  You were wonderful!”
  • “We just watched our wedding video last night, and everyone was again commenting on what a beautiful ceremony it was.  We are so appreciative for everything you did for us that day, and how thoughtful you are.”
  • “Thanks, Skip, for your attentiveness to our wishes.  The compliments about you on the wedding chat sites don’t begin to describe your thoughtful concern.  We, and our guests, were thrilled with the ceremony you put together and you were a joy to work with.”
  • “Thank you again. We had a wonderful day and everyone commented on how much they liked the ceremony. We knew we could trust you to help give us a meaningful and enjoyable day.”
  • “Thank you so much for making our wedding so special.  We loved the ceremony you wrote for us and we felt so comfortable around you.  We will definitely recommend you to our friends!”
  • “We have continued to receive great compliments about our wedding and want to thank you again for helping make the ceremony so personal and relevant to us.  Numerous guests figured we’d known you for years.  Thanks again, Skip, it was a great day!”
  • “We wanted to be sure to thank you for creating such a wonderful ceremony for us.  It was exactly what we hoped for, and we are so glad you were able to bring it to life for us!  You can imagine how much it meant to hear my mom say that it was the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony she has ever heard – thanks to you.  Thanks again for leading us through the most important moment of our lives together.”
  • “Thank you again for your help.  We received many compliments about our ceremony, and how personal it was. Our guests all seemed to truly enjoy it, and so did we.  It was very special.  Thank you again.”
  • “A very sincere thank you for everything you did to make our day so special.  You were an absolute pleasure to work with and you made us feel so comfortable.  Many of our guests have made comments on how great you were.  We really can’t thank you enough for making our ceremony so beautiful, personal and fun.  Needless to say, we will be sure to recommend you!”
  • “We finally received the DVD of the ceremony today.  As we watched, we kept saying ‘thank goodness for Skip, he was so great.’  Please let us know if you ever need a reference as we would be happy to tell people how wonderful you are!”
  • “So many of our friends agreed with our feeling that the ceremony was truly personal, meaningful and very special.  Many, many people asked how we met you and assumed you were an old friend.  We thank you for a very special ceremony and start to our marriage.”
  • “Not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t smile as I think about how truly amazing our wedding day was.  Thank you for being such an important part of our day and making us smile and laugh.”
  • “We enjoyed having you as a part of our special day, and we were very happy with how everything went.  Thanks again for helping us every step of the way!”
  • “Thank you for taking part in our wedding.  We are truly thankful for the ceremony.  It was such a wonderful experience.”
  • “We were so happy to have found you.  Thank you for making everything so easy.”
  • “I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding the perfect ceremony that we had envisioned.  You really made us stop and take in the moment, and for that I will be forever grateful.”
  • “Thank you for everything – our day turned out to be wonderful.”
  • “We still think fondly of you when we think back to our wedding day.  You were a pleasure to work with, and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice of you as our officiant.”
  • “Thank you so much, Skip ! !  We had such a perfect day, and enjoyed it all.  You were awesome and we are so happy we were able to work with you.  Thanks again!”
  • “Thank you so much.  The ceremony was perfect and it was so personal, everyone asked if you were a family friend.  We appreciate all your help and support.”
  • “We just wanted to send a quick email thanking you for all that you did for us in the last few months and, especially, on our wedding day.  You were exactly what we were looking for, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results.”
  • “I told you when we first met that some of our family members are very religious, and I knew they were a little skeptical about the direction we were going instead of following the more traditional route.  I cannot tell you how many people, the skeptical ones in particular, came up to me after the ceremony, during the reception, or in the past week, and told me how beautiful the vows were, how wonderful the ceremony was, and how great you were.  So THANK YOU!!!”
  • “Thank you so much!  Everyone has commented on how lovely the ceremony was.  Thank you for working so closely with us to make it reflect how we feel about each other.”
  •  “Thank you for everything.  The ceremony was great!!  You have a very calming way about you that made us very comfortable.  Thanks again for everything.”
  •  “Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with our ceremony.  It was more beautiful than either of us imagined it would be.  If ever we should have friends in need of a marriage officiant, it would be our honor to recommend you for their special day.  Thank you again.”
  • “You were such a special part of our big day and an absolute joy to work with.  We’ve gotten so many compliments on how special, fun and personal our ceremony was – and we owe that to you!  Many, many thanks.”
  • “We, and our guests, were thrilled with the way you blended our two beliefs into the perfect ceremony.  What we envisioned would be something difficult, you turned into an easy transition that accomplished our every desire, and it held the rapt attention of everyone there, which was a feat in itself!  Brilliant!!  Thanks a million.”
  • “Your words and experiences that you shared with us will stay with us throughout our marriage.  Thank you.”
  • “The wedding was amazing.  We are still getting compliments on how great that day was, and we have you to thank for that.”
  • “Thank you for taking the added time to prepare, for keeping us calm and collected, and for guiding us through the ceremony.”
  • “Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful wedding ceremony for us.  It was exactly what we had imagined.  It was such a pleasure working with you and getting to know you throughout the process.”
  • “I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did and I loved the surprise addition you shared with our guests of our ‘love story!’  That was a very sweet and personal touch, and was completely unexpected.  I had many people tell me you were wonderful and funny – some thought we had known you prior, that is how comfortable you made everyone feel.  I want to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.”
  • “Your guidance and wonderful sense of humor put everyone at ease, calmed jangled nerves, and melted away all my anxiety.   Thank you for making our ceremony one that we will treasure forever.”
  • “The rain did not dampen our celebration.  You were, as expected, wonderful and we truly enjoyed working with you.”
  • “Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special.  You made us feel comfortable and relaxed.  The ceremony is one of the fondest memories we have of the day, in large part thanks to you!”
  • “Thanks again for everything.  We had such an amazing time.  Your warmth and composure really helped us throughout the ceremony.”
  • “You were truly a pleasure to work with and we can’t thank you enough for your input, enthusiasm and professionalism.  Your calm demeanor kept us at ease during a stressful time.  Thank you for giving us the ceremony that we dreamed of and a wedding day we will never forget!”
  • “Just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day complete and that we are so happy with the way everything went.”
  • “Thank you for all of your help with the ceremony – we would not have made it through without you!  It was so stressful trying to figure out what we would say, but a lot of fun saying it.  Please feel free to use us as a reference for any potential future brides.”
  • “Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so unique and special to us.  We are glad everyone had a few laughs along with us as well.”
  • “It was a beautiful ceremony.  Thank you for all you did to make it so.”
  • “Everyone loved our ceremony.  It was everything we had hoped it would be!  Thank you for everything!”
  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding ceremony.  It was perfect and all of our guests enjoyed it.  You made us a very happy couple!”
  • “Thanks for such a wonderful ceremony!  We both loved it and thought it was perfect.”
  • “The day was perfect.  The entire event exceeded all of our expectations.  Your ceremony was exactly what we hoped to see.  We are still smiling.  Our guests started calling on Sunday with complimentary, glowing reviews.  Thank you again for a warm, happy beginning to our lives.”
  • “Thanks for all that you did.  You made the ceremony beautiful!”
  • “Thanks Skip – you were great. . . We both had such a wonderful day and special weekend – thank you for being part of it!”
  • “Thank you so much!  Our day was beautiful and can only be described as perfect.  Our ceremony was breath-taking and more than I expected.”
  • “Thank you so much for everything!  We loved working with you.”
  • “We wanted to say thank you so much for doing such a great job with the ceremony, and for being so on top of things before and during the wedding.  We felt very comfortable knowing we had your expertise on-hand.”
  • “We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special.  You helped us create a truly perfect and personal ceremony.”
  • “Your expert guidance turned our initial ideas into the ceremony of our dreams.  We, and our guests, were thrilled with the personal touch you incorporated into the entire service.  We are recommending you to all our single friends!”
  • “Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day!  We could not have asked for someone better (or more patient!).”
  • “We appreciate your preparedness and that you took time to incorporate what you knew about our relationship to customize our ceremony.    We felt comfortable and confident in our decision choosing you as our officiant.  Thank you.”
  • “Your presence has touched us and has made our special day one we will never forget.”
  • “Thanks again for such a wonderful day.  I can’t imagine that it could have gone better (except for the rain!).  I am so indescribably glad I chose you to marry us and will be eternally grateful.  All the best!”
  • “We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping make our day truly amazing.  You were so attentive to both of us.  We are so grateful that you put life into the vows that we wanted to exchange.  Thank you so very much!”
  • “Our day was perfect!  Thank you from our hearts for such a beautiful ceremony.  It meant everything to us.”
  • “We feel very blessed and honored that you performed our ceremony.  Your personal character and loving heart definitely shined through.”
  • “Your service and professionalism was beyond our expectations.”
  • “Thank you so much for being part of our special day!!  It meant the world to us to have someone so attentive to us as a couple!”
  • “You were wonderful to work with before our wedding, at the rehearsal and on that beautiful day.”
  • “We received many compliments from our guests who felt you expressed our feelings and sentiments perfectly.”
  • “We truly appreciate your open-mindedness in incorporating the traditions of two cultures.  We will always remember and respect you.”
  • “We felt like we had known you for a long time and felt you took the time to know exactly who we were and what we wanted.”
  • “Again, we thank you so much for doing what you did for us on such short notice.  It was perfect.”
  • “We appreciate all you did to make our day so special and memorable!”
  • “Thank you so much for officiating at our daughter’s wedding ceremony. The service was beautiful, very sensitive and personal. We were all delighted with the service and your guidance through the proceedings. You made a lovely day very special for us all!”
  • “We appreciate your openness and willingness to perform a ceremony that was personal to us.  Thank you again.”
  •  “The sensitivity with which you addressed and incorporated our Hindu faith into a non-denominational ceremony was beautifully done.  Thank you.”
  • “We feel so blessed and lucky to have had you conduct our wedding ceremony.”
  • “Thank you for a beautiful ceremony!”
  • “We can’t thank you enough for helping us create, and presiding over, our ceremony.  It is such a meaningful part of our day and it means a lot to know that you were there to carry out the most important part of our wedding.”
  • “Thanks for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us.  You made the day stress-free and exactly the way we wanted.”
  • “We look forward to starting our lives as a married couple and we couldn’t have done it without you.”
  • “Thank you again for helping us to have our private wedding ceremony by the water in Newport.  Our weekend was everything I could have hoped for and it was a very special time for us.”