Stacy. Director & Photgrapher
Thanks for taking the time to look at our team of amazing talent. I'm the executive director, office manager, scheduler, secretary, accountant and just about everything else for South Jersey Officiants. Actually, the only thing I don't do is officiate weddings! I have the pleasure to work with the awesome officiants that you see below. I love being behind the scenes to make sure your big day is everything that you hope it will be. No matter which officiant you select, I'll be right there with you the entire way. I look forward to congratulating you personally, but we're jumping ahead. Let's start with hello. =)
Patrick. Lead Officiant.
I consider myself a pretty regular guy. I'm a Union Ironworker (Local #399, Camden, NJ) and a Wedding Officiant. My line of work often becomes a laughing matter since these are probably the two most opposite vocations possible.
I'm a husband and a father. I have an amazing little boy and two spoiled-rotten rescue pit-bulls. I love spending time outdoors. I especially love fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. My most prized possession is a beat-up and rusty Jeep Wrangler.
As a wedding officiant, I dedicate my time and expertise to ensure that your wedding process is exciting and fun. I go to great length to learn about you and your history. This lets me add customized elements that tell your love story.
We've all been to THAT WEDDING.... You know the one, it was bland, boring and just awful. As the officiant seemed to go on and on, you sigh, roll your eyes and wish for it to be over.
That WILL NOT be your wedding if you choose to work with me! This is because I am the easy-going, easy-to-talk-to, super-custom wedding ceremony guy. There are only two rules that apply to my ceremony services:
#1- Boring is not an option.
#2- No other rules apply.
Let's make it make it memorable. Let's make it fun. Let's make it yours
I am no stranger to couples and weddings. I’ve officiated in churches, schools, under ladders, in train stations, and even inside an elephant at the beach! Each wedding ceremony has been as unique and truly special as the couples who wed. Whether you are newlyweds marrying for the first time or blending together families and traditions for a new life, I look forward to helping you create the wedding that celebrates your journey together.
When I’m not presiding over wedding ceremonies, I have a private therapy practice where I specialize in mindfulness meditation and supporting families and individuals to create deeper, more meaningful connections in their lives. And that means I listen. I really listen to what you want for your most special day. And when the day arrives I will wrangle relatives and corral the crowd so things go just as you imagined they would. If you think I might be the right match for the day you are planning, please contact me. I’m sure you’ll have questions, I’ll get you the answers and make sure there aren’t any other details you might have missed along the way.
I am proud to bring to the table many years of experience working in various capacities with brides and grooms on their special day. Twenty years ago, I played the piano and organ at the first wedding ceremony of my music career. Ten years later, I became the lead singer and wedding MC of a successful Philadelphia-based cover band, Drop Dead Sexy, of which I am currently still a member.
For what it’s worth, I also teach classical piano to 30+ students in the South Jersey area. Recently (and especially after attending two wedding ceremonies at which the officiant never even showed!) it occurred to me that I could (and should) extend my talents – as an officiant myself – to providing beautiful, custom, professional ceremonies to couples wishing to wed. And there is no team of which I’d rather be a part than South Jersey Officiants.
I look forward to working with you to make your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life!
I love wedding ceremonies, and I've been so happy to have played a part in more than four hundred of them over many years as an officiant and sometimes as a photographer. I have always been thrilled for my couples, and I love being of service to them on their wedding day and beyond. Wedding ceremonies are a beautiful celebration of love, and when two people make a commitment to love and cherish each other, I am always so honored to be a part of that celebration.
I came to the wedding industry from the opera world, where I spent decades as a singer and stage director. I still sing and direct a professional Christmas caroling group called The Village Carolers, and sometimes sing as a bass section leader for various church choirs. I also create and rent supertitle translations for operas to various companies around the world. My voice is powerful, yet soothing, and is an excellent voice for wedding ceremonies. My voice has been used to narrate audiobooks and meditation apps, and has even been used to help make the composer's demos for an Oscar-winning full length animated Disney film.
My wife and I moved from New York's Upper West Side to Medford in 2012. We were married in Somers Point in 2008. We love the region's diverse offerings of landscape and wildlife, and we love the historic nature of all the small towns in the region. We enjoy visiting the numerous south NJ wineries, and following our favorite team, the Philadelphia Union.
PAST TEAM MEMBERS
Working with individual couples to create beautiful wedding memories has been a highlight of my career. I'm very proud to have been part of the birth and growth of South Jersey Officiants.
If you're reading this page, you can rest assured that you have found the best of the best. If you choose to work with South Jersey Officiants, you're going to have an amazing experience. I've witnessed this many, many times. Every couple is unique and every ceremony is made to be uniquely their own.
Best wishes to a beautiful ceremony, and a happy and healthy life together.
It was my pleasure to work with South Jersey Officiants from 2016 to 2019. With 100 ceremonies behind me now, I am hanging up my vestments to give more of my time to my family and personal pursuits. From the first time I met Patrick to discuss working with SJO, I knew I was dealing with another seasoned pro whom I could learn from. And learn I did, especially about how to deliver a full-service experience to every client. Still today, Patrick and Stacy are the most caring and attentive wedding professionals I know. It can be hard to know who to hire to bring your wedding day dreams together. To any engaged couple, I say without reservation that the experience you will enjoy as clients of South Jersey Officiants is without compare. Wedding professionals and venue managers across the state know SJO for the polish, warmth, and humor of its officiants and the joy they deliver to every happy couple on their happiest day. You will see why!
It has been my honor to have worked with South Jersey Officiants from 2009 until 2016. If not for a cross-country move, I would still be enjoying the part we play in making the most important day of a couple's relationship absolutely perfect. I was you once. I was planning my wedding and trying to find an officiant. I completely understand the anxiety and the unknown of finding someone for this key part of a wedding! Patrick officiated my own wedding, and we had become friends before that day came. That is the expectation for all SJO Officiants ~ to build relationships and earn the trust of all our couples. If an Officiant cannot do that, they have no place with South Jersey Officiants, and should absolutely have no place at your wedding. From a Bride/Client of SJO, and (now, sadly) a former Officiant for SJO, I know you will be in perfect hands and will have a perfect ceremony crafted just for your perfect day.