Very friendly and down to earth

John told us a lot about himself, his hobbies, and passions which was a nice icebreaker to get to know him and feel comfortable around him. He was so intrigued when my fiance and I told him our love story and that really made us happy to share that part of us with him. John is easy to talk to and easy to reach! We are very excited that he married us!


Nothing short OF AMAZING!

Working with John was probably one of the best decisions my husband and I made throughout our wedding planning process. He is so warm and welcoming, he really listened to our story and made our ceremony that much more special. Our guests loved him! I would recommend him to anyone getting married, you will not be disappointed!


John did his best to get to know us as a couple and made us feel special and important prior to our wedding and on our big day. He got to know our story and our personalities and made sure to include those details in our ceremony, which was perfect. He really tailored our ceremony to our specific needs/wants. John kept in touch before the wedding to confirm times and dates, arrived to our ceremony promptly, did great during the ceremony, then followed up with us after our wedding so we knew all the paperwork was in order. He’s a great person and officiant and you really can’t go wrong with choosing him for your special day.

(APRIL 2021)

There are no words!! You absolutely cannot get any better than John!

We are a military couple that had a big wedding planned for December. But, we decided to forgo our “big white wedding” and elope 9 months sooner! We had our license, found a photographer, but we were in desperate need of an officiant. I found John on WeddingWire during a flight home to N.C. from a visit to see my fiancé in WA and before I even landed John had already called me! John took the time to meet with us over video call since I couldn’t be back in WA before our elopement date, was genuinely interested in our story, and quickly became a friend – not just an officiant we were lucky enough to find off of the internet. The night before our wedding came and the forecast for the time of our planned outdoor Beach elopement included a 90% chance of rain. Without hesitation, when I asked John I’d be had any flexibility to do sunrise at 7 am instead: he immediately responded to my text and said yes! John arrived to the service before we, our families, or our photographer could even get there! But, the most impressive thing John delivered for us was his service. My southern mama is not the easiest to impress and she RAVED about how beautiful John’s words were and how impressed she was. John was a blessing on our wedding day and we could not have dreamed of a better officiant that was, flexible, prompt, reliable, trustworthy, kind, and the definition of a professional!

Waiting for the beautiful bride!

John is a wonderful, empathetic, thoughtful person and we had a beautiful wedding!

John is very responsive, involved and thoughtful. He makes the process easy and fun! We are so thankful we met him


John Candler (Best day ever) officiant was nothing short of amazing from our initial phone call to the day of our wedding. My husband and I had one goal this pandemic was to still get married, in any way possible. After the glowing reviews I saw for John, I decided to connect with him and request he be our officiant. Not even 10 minutes after I submit my request, I get a phone call from John explaining our mutual love for dogs and having SoCal roots!! We then scheduled to FaceTime to explain to him our story and what our vision for our wedding was, then John took care of the rest. With phase changes, change of venues and one slight change of date, John was there not only agreeing to these changes but encouraging us, “let’s get you married”! By the day of the wedding, we felt as if our friend was marrying us. Truly, our wedding felt so special because of John! He captured our story perfectly that it even paralleled with our own vows we wrote! All I have left to say is, John MUST be your officiant!! You will not regret it and he will make your day more special than you could dream. Thank you so much John, best day ever officiant!!!!


John is genuine, warm and thoroughly professional!

John was a delight to get to know from our first conversation. Working with him was simple and a pleasure. His warmth, genuine interest and professional approach made our planning and wedding day seamless. Save yourself time and stress and contact John to officiate your beautiful day. His light and effervescence will forever be fondly recalled in our memories and photos.


John was amazing!

John was the perfect fit for us! He made our special day more amazing than we could have asked for. The ceremony he wrote was beautiful and had so many personal touches. He was extremely responsive, easy to work with and always had our interests at heart! He was even willing to snow shoe and hike a mountain to help us say our I do’s! I would highly recommend John!

Flexible, Extremely Positive & Personal

John went above and beyond! He was the happiest and most positive person the entire day, I was thoroughly impressed! We were planning on doing the ceremony in the snow (which he was completely down for) but it turned to rain and me and my bride wanted to change the ceremony time for later in the day at our hotel suite. John was 100% flexible and did everything he could to accommodate and make it happen. He added a very healthy amount of humor to our ceremony as well, lightening the mood and making us feel comfortable. What a best day ever. Thanks, John!


05/15/2021 was our Best Day Ever! Our wedding was a dream come true and I don’t think we could’ve had a better officiant than John. It felt like an old friend was marrying us, we even had comments from our guests asking how we knew him and where we had met (all thinking he was a long time friend of ours). He had encouraging words and remarks during our ceremony and took care of the marriage certificate so that we did not have to worry about those little details. I don’t think we can thank John enough for being a part of our best day ever!


Absolutely Perfect!

John’s personality, charisma, and professionalism truly captivate you from the moment you meet him! From our first video conference with him to when we officially met him on out elopement day, John was great! He takes your story and adventures and creates such a wonderful ceremony. I could not imagine anything more or better that he could have written for us. Not to mention he is a dog lover so we automatically knew we loved him! Plus he hiked into the rainforest with dress shoes so we could have the perfect spot! Choose John for your ceremony and you will not regret it. Thank you so much John for making our day perfect!


John’s vibrant personality and professionalism made our ceremony incredibly special and memorable. He went out of his way to really get to know us as a couple during our initial call with him, and because of that our ceremony felt like it was officiated by an old friend rather than a vendor. He cared about making sure our ceremony was perfect for us, and it showed. Can’t recommend him enough!

just perfect…

Believe me when I say, you do not need to look any further for the most amazing officiant!

We connected with John before COVID in 2019 and he has remained beyond excited in anticipation for our day. No matter what came up, John was incredibly understanding and patient with us when it came to our having to postpone several times throughout 2020. He was more concerned about us and the disappointment we felt than anything he had to do on his end. He periodically reached out to us to see how we were doing, how the planning was going, and to even share a bit of his life. When the time finally came to prepare for our ceremony, John genuinely cared to know us and was thrilled to hear our story. He made us feel more like friends of his than a mere interview and this continued until we met John for the first time in person on our elopement/wedding day! He is the most authentic, caring, and fun-loving person which made our wedding day enjoyable and without complication. When he shared the ceremony, he wrote for us, it was filled with personalization to our love story and to who Andrew and I are as a couple. I promise you, when you chose John to be your officiant, you are getting so much more than someone to marry you. You are getting a beautiful person with a wonderful soul, who will make you and yours feel like the most special and loved people in the world!

(MARCH 2021)

Best day ever! Our ceremony was perfect and it was all thanks to John! It really was the best day ever! John took the time to get to know me and my husband and with that information he made our ceremony so personal. A lot of guests thought he was a friend we asked to do the ceremony because he created a ceremony that perfectly fit both of our personalities. John is open to doing traditional and non traditional ceremonies. John is funny, personable, dedicated and so much more. I am so grateful we found John!


Choose no one else, John is the way!

John is a great guy to work with and him being so outgoing made this experience stress free and unforgettable. He remembered every detail of our relationship and included it into our ceremony. We will never forget this experience. Thank you, John!


John just may be the PERFECT officiant!

Planning a wedding during a pandemic (and replanning, and then planning again) is no small feat. Of all of the stresses we dealt with trying to keep up with regulations and keeping our loved ones safe, the one thing that went as smooth as possible was choosing John as our officiant. From our first FaceTime call, we felt confident that John would help shepherd us into marriage in a kind, genuine and fun way. He took the time to get to know us, and spoke well to our story on our wedding day. He was extremely communicative, reliable and our families loved him! We sincerely appreciated how seriously he took the safety of our loved ones, and he was masked the whole ceremony. We even received comments from our Zoom attendees from across the country telling us how great of an officiant we had. I’d highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a kind, fun and heartfelt officiant.



We really did have the Best Day EVER with John!

10/10 stars- he was very communicative, funny, helpful and kind. We planned a fairly traditional wedding, and John did a perfect job balancing the “newer” traditions of my now husband and I (Gaming, Water polo, sports/wrestling around, and our dog), along with coaxing tears from our religious relatives with the perfect biblical references at just the perfect time. He also helped my Husband and I relax before the ceremony with a bunch of excellent jokes an camaraderie. Highly Recommend!

Truly the best day ever!

John was a blessing to our elopement! I don’t even know where to start because there are so many positive things to say. My fiancé and I selected John about 3 weeks before our wedding. It was very last minute but he made time to have a FaceTime meeting with us as we are in Texas and he was in Washington. He got to know us and our love story. On the day of our wedding at Gold Creek Pond it was raining, snowy, and cold but he stuck through it with us and made our ceremony beautiful and memorable. I’m not the best with words but from the bottom of my heart I truly appreciate John Candlers work. My husband and I highly recommend him to any couple looking for a fun, energetic, funny, and passionate officiant. We had the best day ever and made a new lifelong friend.



John was a great officiant, he performed the ceremony in such a intimate way, he wrote and spoke amazing, everyone present told us he was amazing, every word he said, you can tell when someone has passion for what they do. John is really passionate about being an officiant. He made it so special, if you are looking for someone in WA area, he is the one.

The Most Genuine Person You’ll Ever Meet!

John is the most amazing person! My fiance and I were a little nervous about our ceremony part of our wedding, but John helped us feel so calm and authentic. He really has a great understanding of people and how to highlight them. He is so personable and easy-going!! I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be our officiant! He was a complete stranger to us when we first talked but by the wedding, he felt like family. Thank you so much John for making our night so special!!



A truly incredible officiant and even better human!

Where do I start? My husband Jake and I got married on Monday, November 2 and were looking for an officiant that would be flexible with our vision for an adventure type elopement. We found John and read his glowing reviews on the Knot and Wedding Wire and knew we had to reach out to see if he was available. I sent him a note and within 10 minutes received a very excited voicemail telling us he was available and so excited to get to know our story. We met over Facetime and he was incredibly engaged, kind and funny. He asked questions about our love and truly wanted to get to know us so that our ceremony was customized to fit our story. On the day of, our first time meeting in person, we were blown away. He arrived at the cabin location early and was waiting for us as we got off the mountain. He helped set up lanterns, open boxes, set up the ceremony and got all of the paperwork done as we were getting ready. He kept the mood light and we all found ourselves laughing. It was just us, John and our photographers so it was important that everyone there truly wanted to be there and it was undeniable he was thrilled to be. The ceremony was written so thoughtfully and true to Jake and I. He pulled quotes from things we told him and set up our story with words of encouragement and language that felt like it was being said by someone we knew for years. After the ceremony, John was a master confetti thrower and stayed for pizza and macaroons and talked around the table for hours. He is now truly a friend and we feel so lucky to have had him present on our day.


Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special! Even though we laughed a lot you made it clear how much of a BFD(‘Big Freaking Deal’) this was. If anyone is looking for an officiant still then stop your search and give him a call. Through the entire process John’s communication was clear and his responses were prompt. He took the time to get to know us before hand to create an experienced truly tailored to us. From the first phone call it was clear he was the best person to have as our officiant.

(OCTOBER 2020)


It couldn’t have been better!!!

My husband and I were so impressed with John. We could not have asked for a better officiant or ceremony. John was relaxed and professional and made the day feel so special. After only one meeting he felt like an old friend and delivered the perfect ceremony that highlighted our relationship perfectly. Cannot say enough good things!

A Wonderful, Personalized Ceremony!

John was a wonderful officiant for our mini wedding. He really took the time to get to know us so that he was able to provide a lovely, personalized ceremony. Our friends and family really enjoyed it and we appreciated the personal touch.

(OCTOBER 2020)


John was our AMAZING officiant! He was not only sincere and personable but funny and sweet. We felt so calm and appreciated in his presence as well as he welcomed our guests into our wonderful celebration with an open-heart. He truly is a gem and beautiful soul. He customized our vows to suit us and our journey to the special day.

No better Officiant for your Best Day Ever!

John was such a dream to work with. He is personable, compassionate and hilarious. He made my now husband who is very shy feel so comfortable and tailored our ceremony to perfection. He is a great listener and takes time to really get to know you as a couple. I would recommend John to literally any and all couples looking to have a special ceremony.



John is absolutely amazing!

Our wedding day was perfect and he was a HUGE part in making that happen! John took the time to get to know us as a couple and helped us to show friends and family our love story and our love for each other. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Before and after the ceremony, he was able to chat with family and really fit into the group and into the day. He brought joy and energy to our wedding. Everyone loved him ❤ If you’re looking to find someone who’s energy and love of love/weddings will help complete your day, John is the person to bring your love story to life

Amazing Intimate Ceremony

John was great to work with! He was so flexible given COVID and the constant changes in plans and locations. John was very personable and so easy to get along with. He felt like a friend at our intimate elopement rather than someone we nearly just met. He captured our story and personalities so well. Highly recommend John for your future wedding ceremonies!



Very personable and able to create a ceremony just for us!

Thanks to the limits of Corona Virus we had a hard time finding an officiant we thought would be good for our ceremony. It was a 10 person small ceremony on the beach around 3 hours drive from our house. John not only made the trip but made sure to be there and helped set up without having to ask. Prior to the ceremony we held and interview together that made us feel very close and comfortable with him. After the ceremony he signed the paperwork and chatted with the group and was very pleasant to have around. I honestly think he made our perfect day even better and would highly recommend his services to anyone!

John was the perfect selection for our wedding!

His presence brought fun laughter and love. John came very prepared with our story and presentation. John showed great interest and enthusiasm for our day, correspondence was always quick and he offered a great value. We welcome John as a great friend for years to come thank you John Candler!!!!




John made our elopement go seamlessly. We had to switch states of our ceremony due to the wildfires only 6 days before our wedding date. I connected with him just a few days before. While doing so, he quickly responded with kindness and willingness to work with us on our location and timeline. I had a phone conversation with him and we got to know each other and he made me feel so comfortable with no worries at all. He led our ceremony as if he was our friend we had known for years with thoughtful kindness, humor and love. We consider him a friend and a special part of our family for life!


Stop looking! Choose Best Day Ever Officiant!

BEST DAY EVER IS RIGHT! John was ABSOLUTELY the best officiant I could have ever wanted. He took the time to get to know us personally prior to the wedding – face timing and learning our story to make our ceremony more personalized. He then used the stories he learned about our relationship to prepare our vows and his speech – making the entire thing so much more sincere and special. He was flexible and communicative – and it was very obvious that he was invested in our story and wanted everything to be perfect. He was not like one of these officiants that just show up and wing it on the day of the wedding. John took the time to talk to the guests as well, prior to the beginning of the ceremony, encouraging them to try to keep their phones out of view as to not get in the way of the professional photographer. In addition to these things, he went the extra mile to ask if there was anything he could help out with while he was waiting for the ceremony to start. He was very well dressed, handsome, and polite. Many of the guests complimented me on my choice, telling me he was a class act and very professional. I would choose him over and over again – but let’s hope I only need him once! 🙂 After the ceremony was over, my photographer wanted us to rush and take special photos while we had the sunset lighting- thus delaying the marriage license signing… John was very patient and waited while we got caught up and distracted. We didn’t end up signing the marriage license until hours later and he was so sweet about it – never once making us feel rushed or pressured. What’s more – after we signed he presented us both with the most adorable set or fancy pens and monogrammed key chains with our name and wedding date on them. He truly did make it THE BEST DAY EVER!!


John was an incredible addition and the perfect fit to our magical day! With all the hurdles that come along with getting married during Covid, we had to cancel our elopement in Hawaii and scramble for a plan B. Lucky for us- we found John, were able to get in touch and virtually meet just 4 weeks before the wedding! I cannot give this guy enough praise for making us feel so celebrated and comfortable amidst the insanity it takes to throw together a wedding in such a short amount of time. But he 100% did it. He took our love story and incorporated it perfectly into our ceremony. He heard my requests to make my divorced parents both feel comfortable – by offering solutions and going above and beyond to make my dad and step dad both feel like true fathers of the bride. He showed up early and saved the day by being the ONLY ONE onsite who knew how to tie a bow tie (big thanks from our groomsmen and ring bearers John!) And he hung out and made our tiny guest list really feel like it was a celebration afterwards with laughter and stories. It’s not easy to scramble and find someone online to orchestrate such a special commitment to one another. But with John, it honestly just felt so right and so perfect. My husband and I both have looked at each other since the wedding in awe of how completely not nervous we felt during the ceremony. And I think we owe a lot of that to John. We feel so incredibly lucky to have met him and are so thankful for the joy, love and positivity he brought to the most important day of our lives. We love you man! -The Momsen’s


One less stressor!

John is the best. Even though our venue was hard to find, I had no concerns about John. He arrived promptly, and is a great talker with anyone in your party. Hiring John is easily one of the best decisions to take one thing confidently off your plate





The Best Day Ever Officiant was amazing! John made our day so special. The ceremony was so personal and intimate. He took the time to get to know us before our wedding day and really listened to all we had to say and used that info to make our ceremony incredibly personal. I’m a wedding photographer, and I’ve been to a LOT of weddings in the past decade, but John is among the very best officiants. We eloped, and he was the perfect choice to make our day awesome. He even arrived early to scope the area out and found the best spot for us. He cares not just for the wedding day, but genuinely invests in his clients. We clicked with him the first time we met over the phone, and really feel like he fit right into our day perfectly. We didn’t just get an officiant. We got a friend. If you haven’t booked him yet, do it now! You won’t regret it.



He has such a beautiful way of capturing the love between two people and creating a story you’ll remember forever. It’s no joke, Best Day Ever Officiant will make your day unforgettable! Highly recommend!!



Easy and fun to work with!

John truly made our wedding the best day ever! It was much more fun and beautiful than what we thought it will be. John is very easy and flexible to work with. He took efforts to understand our story and made the ceremony very personal. All our guests from India and other countries who joined the wedding virtually enjoyed the ceremony and found John’ statements to be genuine. Even though we organized the wedding under COVID restrictions, John helped us celebrate the wedding in a memorable way. Definitely recommend John to anyone looking for an officiant.


John made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We received SO many comments on how beautiful our ceremony was – the words were meaningful, and sincere…in short it was everything we could have wished for and more! We really appreciated the flexibility you had along with a kind spirit! Thank you John!


John was perfect!

He was the best officiant I could have hoped for. He was nice, personable, warm, and genuine. He really listened to us and learned our story and incorporated it perfectly into the ceremony. It was meaningful and, as we wanted, lighthearted too. I would highly recommend John and “Best Day Ever” truly lives up to the name. Thanks, John! Thanks for taking such good care of us and making it a great day. Thanks for joining us as a guest and being part of our day. It really meant a lot … and likely so much more than you can imagine.

John did a great job and was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to get to know us and our story and incorporated all of it into a lovely ceremony. Would highly recommend.



We are so grateful to have had Joh officiate our wedding. He has an amazing personality and a great sense of humor. He prepared a personalized ceremony script based on our unique story. He was friendly and funny, he made us laugh during the ceremony.
Working with him was a joy, he made us feel at ease and did an awesome job! Absolutely loved him and definitely recommend him. He is not only the best day ever officiant, he is the best officiant ever. 🙂

There are so many good things to say about John! He was on time for our 4:30am meeting time, he tackled a hike in his suit, he made us laugh and was just super friendly throughout the entire process. We truly enjoyed having John be a part of our special day and recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. He went above and beyond for us and we can’t thank him enough.


He truly helped make our day the BEST DAY EVER!

We found John on The Knot and after reading reviews and checking his website we decided to reach out! And it was the best decision we made! John set up a Facetime call to get to know each other and it felt like we were talking to a friend! He is so kind and has such a positive vibe. We booked him for our wedding and our ceremony was AMAZING! It was everything we wanted and more. We were all laughing during our story retold by John, he did so well! We had so many of our family and friends coming up to us complimenting the ceremony and wondering where we found him… 


mark & carrie

Best Officiant Ever! John Candler truly is the best officiant ever! He invested hours in person to get to know us and learn about our love story. He did everything possible to make the ceremony feel personal and special. Our family members, who know us well, got an even deeper understanding of our relationship through John’s words. Everyone thought the ceremony was perfect and commented that it seemed like we had known him for a long time. We are so grateful that we found John and not only found a wonderful officiant but also a great friend.


Briana & Justin

Booking John as our wedding officiant was hands down the best decision ever! We got married July 2020 and we reached out to him in March to capture our intimate ceremony. I truly appreciated that he wanted to get to know us as a couple and as individuals. We had a FaceTime chat when we first met him and it was like taking to an old friend! Throughout the whole planning process, he was quick to reply to emails and makes the process effortless. Then on our wedding day he captured our love story so perfectly. We had multiple family members comment on how much they loved the ceremony. If you are looking for a wedding officiant that is truly invested in you, dedicated, friendly, funny…look no further you found him!


David & Anastasia

John was a literally God send at our wedding! He learned a few words in Russian to lighten the mood during the ceremony and reception . He had us both in tears of joy and laughter. Everyone loved him. He was amazing at rolling with the punches of our wedding day, and made it that much more special.


Zack & Nicole Brown

John did an amazing job for our wedding ceremony! His energy is unmatched and you can truly tell how much he loves love! We would highly recommend him to any and all couples for wedded day bliss!


Geoff & Paige

Couldn’t Be Happier! It’s a daunting experience finding your most important vendor for your wedding day on-line. We hit the jackpot when we found John from Best Day Ever! Our ceremony was personable, warm and fun. It seemed like we were old friends from the start. Family and friends loved the ceremony. He made our day our Best Day Ever!


Danny & Stephanie Baba

John really did help to make this the “Best Day Ever” – We are so thankful! From the moment I first reached out to John, I was impressed by his responsiveness. When planning a wedding, one of the most important aspects is being able to contact your vendors and hear back from them in a timely fashion. I never had to wait for a response from John to my emails, texts, or phone calls. He was always ready to answer any questions, reassure us, do a quick facetime call, or meet up in person. John took the time to get to know me and my husband and the ceremony felt very personal. He really listens to what is important to the couple and individually tailors the ceremony to fit your love story and wants (as far as timing, religion, humor, etc.). Our experience with John did not feel like a hired officiant, but a long time friend that was able to perfectly capture our story. John made both planning the ceremony aspect of our wedding and the legal side of getting married A BREEZE. I can not recommend him enough. The name “Best Day Ever” is very fitting for John. 🙂


“My husband and I had to postpone our wedding 3 times due to COVID and military travel restrictions so we decided last minute to elope. John was the first officiant that I reached out to and was AMAZING from the beginning! He responded to me within about a half an hour of me reaching out to him and from that first conversation was so kind! He really helped us to navigate planning all of the small details of the ceremony and took the time to get to know us to make our ceremony as personalized as possible. He was very easy to talk to and made us feel very comfortable and it was like we had known each other for years, even though we met for the first time about 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle. Also, he is hilarious and had everyone laughing throughout the ceremony. I honestly can not recommend him enough! I promise you will not be disappointed and if I could give 10 stars, I would! He really did help us make it the “best day ever!”


Truly the best day ever! From the first time we met John we knew that he was the officiant we were looking for. He genuinely enjoys getting to know his couples and is extremely thorough while also being fun. On our wedding day our ceremony was absolutely perfect. It was heartfelt and funny which was exactly what we were looking for. We received so many compliments on our ceremony and I look back on our wedding day now and think that John played such a huge part in making our day truly the best. I could not recommend him more and now consider him a friend! I will cherish the memories of our wedding day forever.


Brtittany & Chase

He was incredibly professional! So kind and very easy to work with. He brought a lot of fun and ease when it came to the wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend!!


Jeff & Marina Wendt

Best Decision We Made! John Was Amazing. John officiated our social distanced wedding ceremony in May. Overall the experience was amazing and I would highly recommend hiring John. Because my fiance is not religious and I am, we had previously been told by pastors that they would not marry us. It was a breath of fresh air to connect with John, who didn’t judge and was so welcoming and willing to come out to do a wedding for us during the COVID pandemic. Initially we were able to do a FaceTime meeting to discuss what we wanted out of our ceremony. John was well prepared and sent us questions to think about before the call. After that, we had several good email exchanges and that’s it! Then on our wedding date, John showed up and was very warm and professional. He personalized the whole ceremony to us and our story, and it really made it special, fun, and memorable. We had everyone after the wedding telling us that this was the best officiant they’ve seen so far! We couldn’t be happier with our choice. Thank you, John!


Piepenburg Family

Absolutely delightful from start to finish! John Candler is a wonderful person, officiant and addition to any special day. (He’s also a talented musician!) Whatever the venue, style or setting, John will add to the joy and excitement and I recommend him without hesitation.

IAN & ANNA (MAY 2020)

Not just an officiant, but also a friend! We could not make a higher recommendation for an officiant than we could for John. When we met him, we spent at least two hours at a restaurant talking, laughing, and getting to know each other. He’s so easy to talk to, and wants to make sure he tells your story to your guests rather than just officiate a legal ceremony. He’s also super funny, engaging, and charismatic – he’s everything you want in an officiant! Regardless of if you want a religious or a civil ceremony, he will make sure that he properly represents you. We had planned to marry in May, but with the pandemic we had to postpone our wedding to 2021. We still had John come to do our small, virtual wedding, and he did an amazing job. What could turn into an awkward, muted video call felt just as engaging and fun as the real thing, with him checking up on our virtual guests and keeping them entertained. If you’ve had to postpone your ceremony and want to go virtual, John’s your guy. We have loved working with him so much, that we’ve become friends and also plan on having him officiate our bigger, in-person vow renewal and reception next year. If you’re looking for clarity or a sign, this is it. John’s your guy and we will vouch for him for ANYONE! 🙂


kai & catelyn
“We chose John to officiate our May wedding. We had to postpone the larger wedding ceremony we had planned but we moved forward and still got married with a much smaller, family-only ceremony that John travelled to officiate for us. John was extremely easy to talk to and connect with. He took the time to learn about us and our story. He flawlessly integrated what he had learned about us into our wedding ceremony. He made the process as easy as possible and helped us through it the whole way. Communication was easy, and quick. Both us and our guests were able to connect with John and enjoy having him with us to celebrate our day! We plan on having him officiate for us when we are able to have our larger wedding ceremony next year”


Best Day Ever! So long story short, we had been planning our wedding for a full year. We kept in touch with john through email and texting to make sure we were all on the same page. He is very easy going, flexible, and professional. Everything else with the wedding that could go wrong did. Due to the corona virus outbreak, the venue cancelled on us, the honeymoon resort cancelled on us and the governor putting us on stay at home orders really the final straw. Literally last week we started seeing articles on VIRTUAL WEDDINGS. We asked John if he could so this and he said yes. All in all the wedding moved to our back yard with just me, my husband and John. Everyone else was on video chat through Facebook. We decorated a table outside, and inside for cake and flowers. Other then a delay on getting everyone online, it turned out great. He was very patient with us trying to get everyone online to watch the wedding. He was very good about keeping his distance and using sanitizer to keep us all safe. John is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


josh & jessica moore

John was amazing! He paid close attention to detail, was punctual, and very organized!


Ammar & Maryam

Delightful experience! John was so great and made our special day more memorable and special for us, our friends and family…highly recommend him!


zach & amanda wagoner

Truly the Best Day Ever Officiant! John is absolutely amazing! I’ll be honest, we were a little skeptical having someone officiant our wedding that we didn’t have a close relationship with but, by the end of our experience/ceremony we felt like we had known him for years! He was super professional, took the time to learn who we were as individuals and as a couple, was very responsive and was very organized and definetly knows what he is doing! He truly made our day the Best Day Ever and I highly recommend him to anyone!


Made our special day truly the best! My husband and I had waited quite a while to book an officiant for our wedding (probably too long according to any wedding planning timeline). We knew how important this piece would be, but we weren’t quite sure who or what we wanted exactly. Through our internet searching, we found John and it was like a light bulb went off. I knew he would be amazing (I mean, just look at his reviews!) before even talking with him, but our FaceTime meeting completely solidified things. You can tell right away how much he loves officiating and hearing all about your story. He is so genuine in his excitement for you that it gives you such a great feeling about your big day, like it’s just the right fit. Not only does he ask you certain questions to get to know you as a couple, but he gives great advice on developing the ceremony outline. He crafts something that is truly unique to you as a couple and it was absolutely perfect for us! He came all the way up to Snohomish and arrived early to chat with us a bit beforehand (which I think helped calm my nerves!). His confident, but calm nature is everything you can hope for during your ceremony. Thank you, John, so much for making our day truly amazing and the best ever!
– Christine & Chris


Kitt & Chris



Wonderful! Everything we could have hoped for! John was the best officiant we could have asked for! He got to know us, asked all the right questions and made our ceremony personal, funny and overall wonderful. We are so thankful he was part of our wedding day!


Bruno & Ashley

John did amazing.! As the bride I worried to find someone who would be willing to get to know us and as well make our day special. John went an extra step as to look up quotes to incorporate into our ceremony and make that connection for us. He showed up early and even had a few minutes to play hide and seek with my son. Honestly, we didn’t have to lift a finger. John filled all our paperwork out and sent it in for us no problem!


Flexible, outgoing and kind! On a Saturday, me and my fiance (I mean WIFE) decided to tie the knot the following wednesday. We reached out to John and he made sure that that would happen. He was extremely easy to work with and seemed to truly be happy to help us out. ‘Best Day Ever Officiant” should be John’s middle name!


John is the absolute best! Of you are in the market for a wedding officiant, John is truly the best out there. Immediately after meeting at a coffee shop, we knew John could welcome us into married life before our family and friends. Over a cup of coffee, we got to know one another while effectively deciding the vibe of our upcoming wedding ceremony. John was engaged and inquisitive about ‘our story’ and had great experience to add personal touches to the day. The wedding officiant plays such an important role in telling the couple’s story to loved ones and guests, in addition to leading the newly married couple. John not only did that for our wedding ceremony, he exceeded expectations. He created such a loving environment mixed with a little humor, to make our ceremony the best part of our wedding day. During the wedding reception, many of our friends and family commented on John’s sincere and heartfelt performance. We will never forget the compassionate and thoughtful words spoken by John during our ceremony. We cannot thank him enough for delivering a warm and fun ceremony.



Simple and Elegant Ceremony. John did a great job from the beginning, he spent time listening and getting to know us as a couple. He added personal messages to our ceremony and made it memorable. We were grateful to have John as our officiant, he fit in perfectly to our simple and elegant event. -T&G


When You Want The Best! From the moment we met John, we felt such a level of comfort and commitment from him, knowing that our wedding day would be one to remember. From his large smile, firm handshake, and ability to listen to our story, we felt he was engaged from the moment we began talking. I would highly recommend anyone looking for the Best Day Ever, to reach out to John. He’s a step above the rest.


Will and Julie

My wife Julie and I found John, the Best Day Ever Officiant, only a few weeks before our wedding date. John responded immediately to my request on wedding wire and followed up with a phone call. Throughout the whole process up to the ceremony he was warm, thoughtful, and collaborative. He showed so much grace and collaboration by helping Julie and I craft the ceremony that we wanted, and let Julie’s brother share the stage with him for part of the ceremony. He perfectly blended elements of religious faith, humor, sentimentality, and the sacredness of marriage into the ceremony; our guests raves about him afterwards. We can not recommend him enough!


Dakota and Amber

John is so genuine and enthusiastic! He made my daughter and son in law’s ceremony fun and endearing for everyone present. Even though he did not know them well, he customized the ceremony to fit their personalities and it was lovely and so much fun! I would absolutely recommend John to anyone!


Brennan & Michaella

John created a great relationship with my wife and I before our wedding. He was flexible with our schedule and always available if/when needed. He created something special and unique for us and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. “Best Day Ever” Officiant truly matched the experience we had working with him.


Jeff and Angela

We are so thankful we came across John, the Best Day Ever Officiant, via thumbtack. Not really knowing anyone to officiate our special day, we looked long and hard for someone to put a very personal touch on our ceremony. We have to say, John BLEW US AWAY! He took the time to get to know us months ahead of our wedding date, and continued to be available leading up to the big day when we needed him. He provided us options, guidance, and a friendship we know will last. We felt incredibly honored by John, as he provided us with the perfect experience and ceremony! He is very professional, well-spoken, clear and eloquent. We highly recommend him, and look forward to referring him to friends and family moving forward!


Zach & Melisa

John really made our day the Best Day Ever! His energy and enthusiasm were contagious and he added such an amazing element to the big day. Our original officiant had a death in his family…so I found John approx 6 days before the Big day… Thank God! For having only one Skype session before the actual ceremony, John nailed it! I loved that he was able to weave our story into the ceremony, which made it all that more personal than just saying the traditional vows. If we ever decide to do a vow renewal…John will be the first person we call.


Cory & Jana

John was amazing from start to finish helping us plan our ceremony and vows. His warm and caring presence put us at ease and his sense of humor made us sure that he was the one for us. Our ceremony was honestly perfect, he truly made our big day the “Best Day Ever!” We will forever be grateful to John for all of his help and guidance. I promise if you pick him you will have the Best Day Ever too!


From the first email, phone call, and meeting it was very genuine that John loves officiating weddings and he did his absolute best to help make our day even that much more special. John was awesome to work with and was very quick to respond to any emails or texts for questions that we had. The ceremony was perfect for us; he infused our story, humor, and appreciation for all of our guests. So many of our guests complimented how great the ceremony turned out, and John took time to speak with many of our friends and family afterwards. Would highly recommend Mr. Candler for anyone!


John was a wonderful addition to our wedding team! Although we met online, John felt like the right fit and made that apparent from beginning to end. He got to know our story and shared details with our family as if he had known us throughout our whole journey. He was professional, on-time and really took the lead throughout the day. Would highly recommend for couples who are looking for a personable officiant who is talented at tailoring his skills to meet your specific needs.


Danny & Meredith 1

John was one of our favorite parts of our wedding and truly made our big day the best day ever. Thanks to him, our ceremony was a perfect combination of fun and serious. He was eager to hear our story and tailored to our vision for the ceremony. We can’t thank him enough for the absolute amazing day. Thank you, John!


From start to the end or shall I say the beginning, EVERYTHING was perfect!


Justin & Nicole

I had a choice to pay for a cheaper person, but the dedication he put into my small wedding was so great! So we had to have him do it (haha). He has a great vibe! Great personality! He was funny and very motivating. Thank you for our last minute wedding, and thanks for being so flexible! Happy we made a new friend. John you’re awesome! Y’all won’t regret having him!


Luke & Brooke

John is great! He took the time to make our day personalized, and respected each of our requests. He always had a smile on his face and did everything he could to keep my crazy bride brain at ease during planning! I would absolutely recommend him to any and everyone. He was just one more piece that made our day that much more perfect! ♡


John definitely was a big part in making our wedding the best day ever. He has a passion and sincerity for what he does and it really shows as he perfectly captured the mood and feel we wanted for our ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how much they liked him and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. Thanks so much John, it was such a fun day!


When I was planning my wedding, just like many people, I wanted mine to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as possible). I spent so much time researching, calling, price negotiating, and so on. The entire process was very stressful, confusing, and expensive. That is, except my experience with John Candler. When I was looking for an officiant, I looked online and read many reviews. I looked at their faces, and tried my best to imagine their personalities. I know this sounds bad, but I simply didn’t have the time, energy, or desire to meet multiple pastors, priests, nuns or whoever to find the perfect officiant. When I saw the reviews for John, the people described a person that was warm, professional, and simply great at what he does. So I sent him a message, hoping that he was available for our special day. He quickly replied, within minutes, and let us know he was available. He directed us to his website for more information, photos, reviews, and rates. His website was professional and inviting, so I booked him. Months went by, and we occasionally spoke. He asked me to answer some questions on an email, and then he followed up with a phone call. As we approached our wedding day, I realized that I hadn’t met John in person yet, and the outdated version of me got worried. I asked myself silly questions like, “Will he be here? Will he be on time? Will he know what we want? Will he be good?” Not only did John show up on time, he completed the picture as soon as he arrived. He arrived with his iPad in hand, and as we waited to walk down the aisle, he stood with me, prayed with me, encouraged me, and assured me that my wedding was going to be awesome! Within minutes, I felt that I had a new friend in John, someone who I could trust entirely. It was pure magic, and John was the conductor. I couldn’t be more thankful for his willingness and commitment. I will never get married again, but if I had to, John would be my number one choice.


John was such a HUGE help from the very beginning. Hiring him to officiate our wedding was the easiest decision to make while planning. He truly cared about our story as a couple and made our ceremony so special even though I got STUNG BY A BEE right in the middle (lol). I would highly recommend him to anyone he is professional, personable, and efficient! -Mrs. Tanis


Craig & Rebecca Lewis

I can’t say enough good things about John!! From the moment he got there until he left we absolutely enjoyed not only the service he provided but his company as well! Everyone in attendance asked at one point or another, how long I had known John, did we work together or how we seemed to be pretty close friends! I had only met John when he showed up for the wedding! Thanks, John, and I’m sure we will meet again!!


John was an excellent Officiant at our wedding. The perfect combination of love, caring, and humor in his presentation. I highly recommend John for his abilities as a Wedding Officiant.


My husband and I have had a lot of best days, and our wedding was the best day ever with the Best Day Ever Officiant. We were looking for someone to keep the ceremony light and full of laughter, and he really delivered. Our guests and I were all smiles, before during and after the ceremony, and he fit right in with our friends and family. Despite our crazy schedules, John worked with us, helped us figure out what we wanted even though we had no idea what all we wanted from a ceremony, and really did make it the best day ever.


Andrew & Laraine

John was amazing! We knew he was the perfect fit for us the first time we talked to him. John took the time to get to know both of us and our love story. He was always professional, responded to us quickly, and we loved his personalized touch. Us and our guests loved how he brought our love story to life and had us all smiling on our best day ever! 😀 If we were to ever renew our vows we would be calling John back for his services. Warmest Regards, Mr & Mrs Popple


I don’t even know where to begin. John was an absolute pleasure to work with and have at our wedding. His energy and charisma were contagious and he made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. He wrote an amazing little speech for us speaking of the love between me and my husband and we couldn’t be more happy with how things turned out. I’m really glad John could be apart of our “best day ever” and I would recommend him to anyone I know! Thank you John!


nick and christina

Meeting John on Thumbtack was the second luckiest day of my life. ‘Best Day Ever’ does not even begin to describe my wedding experience! John fit in with my group of friends so seamlessly it was as if he was a part of the group. He was so friendly and charming and reassuring every step of the way. The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect. I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but I did. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It truly was the best day ever. Thank you for everything!


John was a pleasure to work with in every way! John wasn’t only our officiant but he was also our guidance throughout the whole process. We had two weddings, here in the state and one in the Philippines. We ran into few problems while doing our paperwork for our wedding in the Philippines, I called John for a favor and he was a huge help! Also, he was happy to add a few Filipino traditions in our ceremony. He is so easy talk to, very friendly, and brought humor to our ceremony which was great. John was excellent and we couldn’t be happier that we had him as our officiant. We highly recommend him to everyone! Thank you John for making our day extra special and fun.


Achile & Nazanin 3

John was the best! We are so glad that we found him. His speech was exactly what we wanted. He took the time to get to know us through a video chat and he incorporated what we talked about into his speech. After the ceremony, our guests commented on how engaging and fun the ceremony and the speech were. If you are looking for a professional officiant with contagious positive energy for your wedding day, you should contact John, you won’t be disappointed.


I can not say enough about John! He was recommended to us and we couldn’t have been happier! He met us at our home prior to the wedding and got to know us and walked us through the entire process. He emailed us a step by step of the ceremony and on the day he was great! It was absolutely beautiful! We highly recommend him and he absolutely lives up to his title of Best Day Officiant Ever!!!



Thank you John for being our “Best Day Ever Officiant.” Floyd and I greatly appreciate how you made our ceremony speech perfectly match our relationship and the love we share for each other. Our guest (but mainly Floyd) loved the comment about the Eagles! You really took the pressure and nervousness off our shoulders. And thanks a bunch for being so understanding about us forgetting the marriage certificate. You are awesome John!


John was great! He made the whole planning of the ceremony stress free and was very easy to communicate and talk to you. My family and friends loved him! Our ceremony couldn’t have been any better thanks to him. Very satisfied! 🙂


The best day ever” When you dream of a day since you were 5 years old there’s so much you think about. John was recommended by a family friend. My husband and I knew from the first video chat, that we found someone spectacular , someone who understood our love story. John brought the essence of our personalities to our much anticipated ‘best day ever’(our wedding day). I couldn’t even imagine our day without John as the officiant. We had family and friends mention “where did you find this guy, he is awesome” all we could think is, we know! We truly appreciate and will forever remember this epic best day ever!


I spoke to John on the phone a few months before my wedding, stressing out about finding the perfect officiant. From our first conversation, I knew he was the one! He was professional, kind, funny, and put me at ease about the whole ceremony. I could just tell he would do a great job. He sent us a rough draft of what our ceremony would look like, I sent him a couple of edits that I wanted to be changed, and he took them and tailored it to make our ceremony just how we wanted. An officiant can really make or break the ceremony (obviously) and sets the tone for your whole wedding I think. John really played a part in making our big day the BEST DAY EVER! My parents loved him and guests told us how much they enjoyed our ceremony. We would totally recommend him to anyone


From the moment we met John, we knew he would be the perfect match to officiate our special day. He is so passionate about his work and it is obvious how much he enjoys getting to know couples and what make them unique. He crafted the message perfectly: giving our guests lots of laughs, emotional tears and making them feel connected. We received many compliments after the wedding about what a wonderful job he did. If we got married on the regular, we would hire John each time. That’s not how marriages work so hire John! You wont regret it.



He was amazing and thoughtful. Made us feel as if it was all tailored to us. He was kind and professional. Such an amazing find. He did much to make it the best day ever.


Alexis and I met John online in search of someone to lead our ceremony on our special day. Almost right away we found John and sent him a message. He responded right away and was eager to get to know us and how we wanted our ceremony to be performed. John lived in another part of the state so we had a couple of phone conversations so that he could get to know us. He was very friendly and easy going over the phone and we could tell he had a true passion to help people with their special day. On our wedding day John showed up in plenty of time to go over a quick run down of our ceremony. He really made our day by making the ceremony so beautiful and easy going for us. For someone we had never met before he made this a very memorable day for us and everyone there. We truly felt as if he was a longtime friend and are forever grateful for him. We had friends and family coming up to us after the wedding praising him for how wonderful he was. Both my wife and I with out hesitation would highly recommend him to anyone needing an outstanding day to remember!



My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with John. Throughout out the process of getting to know John, he was considerate and helpful. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and so unique to us! It was truly the best day ever! I would wholeheartedly recommend Best Day Ever Officiant to anyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding!


John was an amazing officiant. He made the ceremony so special and what he wrote was actually heart-felt and authentic. He had quite a few glitches to contend with at our particular wedding and his responses made the glitches endearing and memorable. Many of my guests came up to us after the ceremony to ask how we knew John because he conducted such a warm and engaging event. I one hundred percent recommend John, he is kind, attentive and genuinely knows what he is doing! He was great to work with!


Being the mother of the bride is sometimes the hardest working person when it comes to planning a wedding. My daughter and her soon to be husband wanted to get married at the same venue as the reception, which meant we needed an officiant who would come to that venue. I scrolled through all the officiants online and found John Candler and sent him a message. I couldn’t believe it but he returned my email quickly and that was one of the reasons we chose to hire him. He not only replied quickly he also made it easy for the bride n’ groom by sending them a questionnaire and then met with them. John wanted to make their special day personal and fun. On the day of their wedding I thought we would be the first to arrive…I was wrong! John was the first one there! He spent additional time with the groom. John had the bride n’ groom feel as though their day was best day of their lives. He took the time to get to know them both and brought that personal knowledge into the ceremony. The ceremony was the best because he got to know the bride n’ groom! Thank you for being so caring and professional during my daughters big day!


When people are asked about their wedding day, most will say “It was the best day of my life.” But in reality, if you dig deeper into that question, they will begin to tell you all of the little things that went wrong on this day. Well, was it really the best day ever then? Our wedding was.

We can honestly say that hiring our friend John to perform our ceremony was crucial in ensuring we had a magical ceremony. For starters, John was extremely personable and took the time to connect with us on several occasions before the ceremony. Through three conversations he was able to perfectly capture our unique story and retell it to all of our guests. He was charismatic, funny, and serious when need be. It was such a blessing meeting John and having him be part of our special day, The Best Day Ever.



John was an absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding. He was extremely responsive during the whole planning process and made sure we were both well prepared for the big day. He took the time to get to know us and tailored his speech to us and our special occasion. I would highly recommend John to officiate any wedding.



Ooh my, HE WAS GOD SENT that day. Came immediately I contacted him and the occasion was glorious. In fact it was beyond our expectations. He responded with love and did it with enthusiasm. Forever indebted.



John was great!! He really cares about tailoring your ceremony to exactly what you want and finding the best way to represent the love you and your spouse-to-be have for each other. He’s a really nice person all around. You won’t regret choosing him to play this role in your big day!




Lets just say John will be a friend for life. Met him an hour before the ceremony and had a great conversation. The Wedding, lets just say he hit it out of the park. Everyone enjoyed the vows and the interaction John had with us and our guests was great. If you want to have an Officiate that will make you day that much brighter….
Book him! Thanks again John, -Robert and Maryia Brown


John made our day amazing! A week before our wedding our original officiant canceled on us and in a panic I sent out a message on this app. He had a great price and reviews so we took the chance. HE. WAS. AWESOME. Our ceremony was so elegant yet fun and personal. People even told us they enjoyed it and it made them feel great, they stayed engaged with with his speech because it was fun and personal to them as well. He helped us with our vows and his speech showed the guests what we represent and why we were all there. I am extremely happy with his work. We even left the marriage license at home the day of being in a rush and he was patient then too, working with us and waiting so we can get the paper work done. I could go on and on. But my last words will be he was mother approved, which is hard with a mother like mine who expects so much and is picky and particular. She was extremely happy. So Thank you John. Thank you for helping make it the best day of our lives.


John went above and beyond to make my husband and I feel special on our day. He took the time to get to know about us, our love story & what we each love about each other. It was so nice to feel like we were getting married by a close friend even though we had just met in person that day.. He wrote our wedding uniquely and perfectly. We changed our plans a few times and he was always totally cool and willing to do whatever! I would highly recommend him to any of my friends and family!


Vincent and Shalandria

John was an exceptional officiant. We are very thankful that he was able to officiate our wedding on such a short notice. Even though we spoke to him for the first time a day before the ceremony, he spoke as if he knew us for years. He delivered tasteful humor that had our guests laughing during the ceremony. I am glad that he does faith based ceremonies, as I greatly wanted to incorporate God in our ceremony. It felt like this came naturally to him, and I can tell he has a passion for what he does.


I had the pleasure of becoming friends with John back in 2012 when I moved across the street from him in Los Angeles. Whether it was at a church event or our weekly team trivia night, John had the ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the room. His positivity, energetic spirit, sense of humor, and love for people is infectious, and he is the type of person that you just want to be around to have a great time and feel uplifted. I ended up moving out of the area and eventually across the country — but when I got engaged in December of 2017, John was the one and only person I wanted to officiate our ceremony. Of course his experience with officiating ceremonies and his love of doing so made him a natural choice — but it was more than that. I knew that he would be able to capture our true essence as a couple, encourage us as we embarked upon marriage, and be able to connect with our guests and convey our love for one another in the most personal way. Just the fact that John was willing to take time off of work and travel from Washington to California for our wedding speaks to his caring nature, commitment, and generosity. We also happened to cross paths living in Phoenix during the months leading up to our wedding, and John was always available to hang out with us and get to know my husband and us together as a couple, even with an extremely busy training schedule. Our ceremony on July 21, 2018 was absolutely perfect and more than we could have ever dreamed of. While the rest of the day was such a blur, I felt completely grounded, present, and connected to my husband during the ceremony. John is a natural public speaker, and he is also a natural at making each person in a crowd feel connected to the moment. I can’t tell you how many people approached me during and after the wedding to say that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed and how they could really tell just how much John cared for us and how he flawlessly captured the story of our love for one another. It is a moment we will cherish for the rest of our lives. I highly recommend John as an officiant for your ceremony. He will make your wedding uniquely yours and cherish you as a couple. And I guarantee you’ll have tons of laughs with John and an absolute blast getting to know him — and if your as lucky as me, you’ll gain a wonderful friend.


John is a polished and engaging public speaker with a sharp sense of humor and an incredible ability to connect with others- whether it be family, friends or complete strangers! For that reason (and countless others), choosing John as our wedding officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. After our April wedding, my husband and I had so many family and friends (including some of our vendors on-site!) tell us our ceremony was one of the most beautifully done ceremonies they’d ever witnessed. John delivered a powerful message about marriage that was tailored perfectly for my husband and me, as John had met with us many times before the wedding. During these meetings, we were able to walk John through what kind of service we wanted (length, tone), what kind of vows would be meaningful to us, etc. I also appreciate that John asked us to describe how we met and tell him stories about the milestones in our relationship (some of which were hinted at in his ceremony address and caused lighthearted chuckles throughout the audience). Prior to the wedding, John prepared us for what to expect day-of and also provided premarital counseling by recommending books, asking open ended questions, and recommending little things we could do to stay in tune with each other throughout the journey of married life. John went above and beyond in his officiant and counselor duties and I could not recommend him enough!


When my wife and I were planning our wedding, there was only one person I could think of to marry us, John Candler. A childhood friend that I was blessed to keep in my life over the years, John is one of the most charismatic people I have ever met. We were in Seattle and John was down in California, but he still made the time to do premarital counseling sessions with us over Skype. He knew me pretty well, but he wanted to get a feel for our dynamic as a couple. It was truly personal and helpful for us, as a couple, to grow stronger together. The ceremony was like walking into a fairy tale. Pastor John captivated the guests with the intricate details of my wife and my relationship. He made it so personal and entertaining. We were so happy with the ceremony and what Pastor John brought to the table. Really amazing. Thank you Pastor John!


John was amazing in making our day feel like the best ever! He cared so much. He’s funny. He ministered so well on our special day. He made good recommendations, but allowed us freedom, in how we did our vows and the service. Even before our day, we felt like he cared about making our day special. He came out to Scotland: That alone made us feel loved. I would recommended John to anyone looking to make their special day perfect. He’s the perfect minister.


I have known John for over 10 years and he is like a brother to me, so there was no other person whom I would have wanted to perform our ceremony on such a special day. With that said, I have also worked alongside John for many years and watched him perform many other ceremonies. John loves people and being part of such precious moments as these. John really takes the time to get to know each person, their families, their traditions, what’s important to them and crafts each ceremony accordingly. John is professional, punctual and efficient but also so incredibly kind and personable. He wants the very best for everyone and will work hard to make it happen – with a lot of laughter in the meantime. I couldn’t think of a more perfect person to have part of such an important day.


Juan and Danielle

Once we got engaged, we knew we wanted John to officiate our wedding. Leading up to the wedding he gave us guidance to help us prepare for married life. He is very professional, and did a great job. We got plenty of compliments about how great he was at making the ceremony feel completely like us as a couple. I highly recommend John to officiate any wedding!


John Candler was was the best officiant we could have ever asked for! He was kind, funny and very professional. We had some great meetings before our big day and John always knew exactly what we needed to hear and gave us the best advice since we both had no idea about having a wedding . John put together a beautiful ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the house! Thank you John for making our day so memorable.


I couldn’t have chosen a better officiant than John! He was truly amazing and was with us from beginning to end. I still have people tell me what a beautiful ceremony it was and how they loved every word John shared.


We would HIGHLY recommend John as a wedding officiant. He did an amazing job listening to us and catering the experience to what we were looking for while also helping to guide us through the process based on his extensive experience. John took the time to learn about our story and what was important to us as a couple. He was very responsive, organized, and professional in our planning and in the rehearsal and wedding day activities. During the ceremony, he was a dynamic speaker and storyteller, able to deliver a message that was both light-hearted and moving. More importantly, he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We received many compliments from guests about the ceremony and specifically about John’s ability to tell a great story about us as individuals as well as our relationship. John is a wonderful person and sincerely cares about making your wedding day a very special experience.