Reverend Michael
Wedding Officiant

Reverend Michael J. Ahern

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am thrilled to have been Voted the #1 Best Officiant in Orange County, California for 2010, 2011 & 2012 by MyFoxTelevision HOT LIST viewers.

I am also very proud to be one of a handful of Orange County, California Officiants, and the only Laguna Beach Officiant to be listed on the "Martha Stewart's WeddingWire" web site. REVIEWS:

I am competitively and reasonably priced, and offer numerous options, customizations and personalizations not typically offered by other Officiants.

I am a full time Orange County, California Wedding Officiant and I stopped counting after 2,000 Ceremonies. I Officiate at all Orange County, California Hotels, Country Clubs, Parks, Chapels, Beaches, Residences and the Electra Cruise Ships with Personalized, Non Denominational Wedding Ceremonies.

I offer a totally personalized Ceremony from the very beginning to the very end.
By utilizing my services you get the option to decide every word of your Wedding Ceremony, if you want to and you get three choices:
1. Do absolutely nothing. I will compile a very nice, romantic Ceremony for you.
2. Choose any one of the Ceremony samples I send you and make any alterations you wish.
3. Mix and match between all the Ceremony samples I send you, make any changes you wish and add anything you wish.

After your Ceremony, I send you your final Ceremony text and a Certificate of Marriage, and you get to keep them as keepsakes.

"Your Ceremony words are the most important part of your Ceremony", and you can easily pick out or compile the Ceremony you want. The feedback I receive from couples is that after they have picked out their Ceremony text and the promises they want to make to each other, they are much more in tune with their Ceremony than other couples and their "Ceremony Words" have so much more meaning to them than a typical fill in the blank, canned Ceremony. They also get a greater realization of the importance of their vows, their feelings for each other and the institution of marriage. It will also make a major difference for your families and guests during your Ceremony and the memories of your special day.

If you are having your Ceremony outside the Orange County, California area and wish to compile your own personalized Ceremony, hand it to your Officiant or Justice of the Peace and say, "Here read this". I have compiled a book titled:
"Wedding Ceremonies Devoted to Love and Commitment".

Please feel free to email me at or call me at 949-494-4200
To check my availability, pricing and to receive TWO FREE CEREMONY SAMPLES at no obligation to you.

Please furnish me the below information or as much as you can.
1. The Bride and the Grooms first names.
2. Ceremony date.
3. Ceremony location (City and name of venue).
4. Ceremony start time.
5. Approximate number of guests.

Please click on each of the below links.
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Martha Stewart:
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MySpace Site
Ceremony Book
Ceremony Words:
Ceremony Planning
Name Change Kit
Ceremony Tipping Etiquette

O. C. Register Newspaper
Reverend Michael is one of the most popular Wedding Officiants in Orange County due to his reasonable fee and attention to every detail. He makes sure every Ceremony has a lasting effect for you, your families and your guests. Each Ceremony is personalized by or for each Bride and Groom.

: Hello there, Sir! We were definitely surprised to hear from two great friends of ours (Marc and Monique) who were married on Saturday in a fancy little gazebo in Laguna Beach. That just sounded a little too familiar to us. Apparently, Marc saved the information we passed on about you and your services from a while back and we were happy to see a few photos from the service and there you were! Marc mentioned how easy it was to work with you and we definitely agreed. As we always do, whenever hear of a new engagement, we will continue to pass on your information. You truly helped make our wedding day special and now you have also helped some great friends of ours in the same fashion. We hope this email makes your day because hearing about the service on Saturday and seeing Monique and Marc's photos definitely made ours! Yessica and Ami. (509 days married)

Reverend Michael is just the most incredible Officiant I have ever, ever worked with. In more than twenty-five years in the wedding industry, I have never seen anyone organize, direct and conduct a ceremony the way he does. Intuitive, knowledgeable, elegant and empathetic, this is a man who is channeling the highest powers of the universe. At just the right moment before the ceremony begins, he takes the bride and groom aside separately and guides them thru a pre-ceremony "warm up" in flawless wedding style that helps them give the performance of a lifetime! Timing, staging, choreography; pure bliss! Personalized and meaningful! This is what a wedding is all about. Reverend Michael, who makes it all look easy, is truly one-of-a-kind. Judy Chamberlain & Swing Deluxe 714-774-1696:

It was a pleasure talking with Reverend Michael at the Laguna Village Wedding Show his sense of humor and relaxed personality made it easy for me to link my business with his, Any Bride and Groom getting married today would be very lucky to get such a great easy going Officiant at their Wedding! My Fair Lady Flowers:

I have worked with Reverend Michael on several weddings and he is one of the most articulate, creative, inventive and out-of-the-box Officiants I have had the honor to know. If you are looking for someone that will help make your wedding or event one of the most memorable times of their lives - then Reverend Michael is the right person for you. David Esquire Esquire Photography:

Rev. Michael, Thank you so much, you are so professional and great at what you do. I will refer you 100X over! You helped keep me calm and when I just couldn't make anymore decisions, you did it for me! Switching the bride and groom side and rolling with the punches of our last minute vows. I cannot thank you enough for making our special day so beautiful and memorable. Your extra touches with the ceremony copy are greatly appreciated! Always, Sarah & Jason

Dear Rev. Michael, It had been a pleasure for us. Thank you very much for Officiating our wedding ceremony in such a short notice in a perfectly organized manner. Everybody liked you a lot and we had great feedback about the ceremony. It had been a memorable ceremony. On top of this, we do not know how you even managed to make the weather that much sunny, but thank you :-) We appreciate that you have sent us the latest versions of the documents. Thanks a lot again. Best regards, Feyza & Inanc

Hi Reverend Michael! Let me thank you for Officiating our wedding. All the help you offered and those touches, like the way both my parents got to escort me down the aisle, etc., it really made the ceremony so special and so nice! I will never be able to thank you enough. Everyone just loved you and has raved about the whole experience. I could not have asked for a more professional, cooler, relaxed or better looking, if you ask all the women there, Officiant in the world. Jamie & Jeff

Dear Rev. Michael; Thanks so much for Officiating our wedding. I cannot believe what a great help you turned out to be. You helped so much at the actual ceremony. Have you ever thought about raising your prices? We got you for a steal when you consider everything you did. Thanks again, Pam & Paul

Reverend Michael, I want to thank you for everything. We were very pleased at the way the ceremony turned out. You did a fantastic job! We went to a wedding last weekend and listened to a minister ramble on about stuff he thought was important. It got very boring. My cousin heard that same Officiant give the same ceremony, same jokes and everything at another ceremony. It made us realize just how special ours was. Jeff & Angela

Dear Reverend Ahern, Thank you so much for all your help in putting our ceremony together. All the attachments you sent were so helpful. With your help, we managed to touch and affect a lot of guests. We moved many to tears with the personal, touching sentiments that you suggested. Everyone raved about how wonderful the ceremony was. You were right, it's the most important part of the day and the most lasting memory that people will take away. Thank you for being a part of our special day. Laura

hank you, Reverend Michael for doing such a great job Officiating our wedding. I received so many compliments about how personal our wedding was. They said they've never been to a wedding where they've actually LISTENED to the vows that were being said. Everything said in our vows were so thoroughly felt that it actually brought a lot of people together whom before had such big problems with each other. After the ceremony, Greg and I noticed that there were people who refused to talk to each other before now embracing one another and apologizing for everything that went wrong between them. We were completely blown away! Thank you again for doing such a great job. I would for sure recommend you to any new couple looking to get married. Thank you again, Angela & Greg

Reverend Michael, This is Jenny and Joe. We just wanted to thank you for doing such a phenomenal job. We had so many compliments on the vows, and how beautifully they were spoken. Spoken so clearly and strong! It was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your patience and understanding, as I know that we were running exceptionally behind. And I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Thank you for being a part of that, and helping us compile such a beautiful ceremony. Take care, and God Bless. you are definitely in the right job field. Regards, Jenny & Joe

Hello Michael. Thank you for EVERYTHING! Our wedding ceremony was perfect. From beginning to end you were there for us and very much helped in making our day so special. I doubt you need recommendations... but if you ever do, please feel comfortable to ask. I really appreciated your business and organizational skills while preparing our ceremony with us and your presence and oratory skills during our ceremony were perfect. Thank you again, and the very best to you always! Take care, Laura

Hi Rev! I miss chatting with you! About time I email you! Things have been non stop and I wanted to be able to take time to sit down and tell you how special, wonderful and beautiful you made our day. First of all I wanted to thank you for guiding me in the right direction on a lot of decisions from the beginning. You not only made our planning, but the details of our vows so special. Your list of preferred vendors that you sent to me was so helpful! I found Dave, Tomoko and Laguna Florist all on there. Honestly, if I hadn't found you, I'm not quite sure how the wedding would have turned out. You honestly should be charging a lot more for your services, because for us you did SO much. You were so kind to me through the entire process, I know I kept bugging you, but as a first time bride, I had no idea what I was doing and you kept me on track every step of the way. As for our wedding day, how picture perfect was that!? The weather, the location, everything except for that fact that I was so nervous I couldn't breathe was outstanding. You had everything so organized, it was almost unbelievable! I mean seriously, things could not have been any smoother. What a huge relief everything was especially since we planned all of this by phone and internet! Rev., we love you so much and you are and will be a friend of ours forever. Thank you so much! We will be contacting you in the future for a vow renewal! We love you and wish we lived closer to you, our new friend! Angela & Brian

Hi Reverend Michael, We wanted to tell you thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding. We thought you were perfect, and actually the whole ceremony was perfect. We were completely happy with everything, and you made our day that much more special. We also appreciate you walking us through everything prior to the ceremony and how organized you were. Thanks again! Misty & Peter

Dear Reverend Michael, Happy New Year 2008! May it be one of the happiest of all years filled with health, prosperity and lots of love. How can Alexandre and I adequately thank you for Officiating our wonderful wedding in the most beautiful park of Laguna Beach? We are deeply and everlastingly grateful for your generous contributions of advice, valuable organization and for your warm support. We should like to thank White Flite who provided us with magnificent Doves and who flew extraordinarily into the blue sky. Warmest wishes from everybody here in Paris. God Bless, Camille & Alexandre

Michael, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot tell you how happy I am that you were there for us on our special day. Everything was perfect and we received many compliments on you. I couldn't have imagined anyone else to marry us and it was exactly what we wanted. Your advice and tactics were just what we needed, and you were TOTALLY right about the photos. They came out amazingly!!! Thanks again, we hope all is well with you and you have a wonderful holiday season. Thanks again, for everything. Cheers, Nicole & Eric

Rev. Michael, attached is the ceremony we put together. We had fun creating it and we know our wedding ceremony will mean more to us because we were able to choose what was in it. We will be married on the one year anniversary of our first date. This year, October 20th is also the "Sweetest Day" of the year according to Hallmark. Chris & Cyndy

Rev. Michael, Robert and I can't thank you enough for such a beautiful ceremony! Everyone really loved the wording! Robert was very impressed with the way you organized everything and kept it all together. You did much more than we could have asked for. I can't tell you how happy we are that it all went so nicely and we owe a lot of that to you. Thank you again for helping make our wedding day so very special. You deserved the bonus! Take care, Melissa

Michael, The ceremony was great! Haven and I were over the moon. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever witnessed. You did a great job. Greg & Haven

Rev. Michael: I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did Officiating my brother's wedding. Everyone commented how special the ceremony was. It is clear that you approach every wedding with perfection in mind. The tone you set was clearly one of elegance. Rauline: on behalf of Anthony & Maria.

Michael, we have had so many calls from people who just loved our ceremony. All of them said they cried it was so incredibly moving. Julie and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Brian & Julie

Thank you Reverend Michael! Sherry and I loved the ceremony! You did a wonderful job and added the personal touch that we were looking for. It was great having someone with so much experience take charge and make sure that everything went smoothly. Sincerely, Richard & Sherry

Hi Michael, Thank YOU for all your help and for Officiating our ceremony. Several people said the ceremony was very touching and sweet. Your organizational skills and attention to detail made the wedding planning process were just what I needed. You can use us as references anytime. Again, thank you! Joy & Mitch

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