Russ Winn performed an amazing ceremony for us. Russ came up with the most perfect 10 min ceremony and had everyone laughing one minute and crying the next. We could not have written it better ourselves. He is truly experienced and knows what he's doing. We highly recommend him for any occasion. We wanted our wedding to remain as simple as possible. That meant no long ceremony, no chairs, no candles...ect, you get the point. The sunset was all we needed. This wedding was supposed to be no stress and as easy as possible. Our invitations were phone calls (which brought 30 plus close family and friends) and we simply told everyone where to be and when to be there. A friend of mine said "You couldn't have ordered or planned it any better" . I then responded with "we really didn't plan anything, it just all fell in to place!" Beautiful! Russ Winn made the day. He speaks to you so calmly, truthfully and makes you feel so comfortable as if he was a long time friend. Well now he is!
Thank you so much Russ Winn for making our wedding go so perfect and run so smooth!
Sincerely,
Seth and Kate  

Hi Russ,

I just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a beautiful ceremony for us. I was so pleased with every moment of it! Many of those who came to watch commented on what a great job you did. I was very impressed with your work. Thank you for making our day as special as it could be.

Take care- Leigh

Mr. Winn,

Rickey and I both would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you created for us. Everyone continually commented on what an amazing job you did and we both agree. You made our most special day, more special than we could have imagined. You are blessed with a true gift and we are so thankful you were willing to share it with us. We wish you all the best in life and thanks again.

Rickey and Allie

 

Russ,

Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding ceremony. All of our guests loved you! You are the best!! We can't wait to see our wedding video!

You will always be special to us!

Love,

Kim & Todd

Hi Rev. Russ –

I haven’t got around to sending my thank you notes out quite yet but until I do - I just wanted to say – personally and professionally – your service at our ceremony at the Estero Island Beach Club on October 6th was the best I have ever experienced… and I am speaking as both the bride and as a special event planner in the industry for over 8 years!

Everyone we have spoken to so far (family and friends) has always made mention of your service and how fabulous it was without being prompted.. and everyone LOVED the blessing of the hands.  It was the most beautiful blessing I have ever heard!

Best,

Nancy


 

Russ,
I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did performing our wedding ceremony. Everyone thought you were exceptional! My maid of honor, Nikki Denton, may be contacting you as well to do her ceremony in April. We couldn't have been happier!
We actually just returned from Illinois where Ryan's mom hosted a second reception for family who couldn't come down to Florida. So we're back and everything is finally starting to settle down. I am putting together a scrap book of the wedding and wanted to ask you if you, by any chance, still had the basics of the sermon and speech you gave at our ceremony so I could include it in the scrapbook. Since we didn't have a videographer, I figured I could remember our vow's and the sermon this way. Let me know. Thanks again for everything. I will continue to refer you to other couples I know.
Sincerely,
Holly

Hi Russ!
We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at our wedding Friday! Everyone just adored you!
Brittney

 

"My fiancé and I had been planning our wedding for well over 12 months and the day turned out to be amazing. Our ceremony was held at a state park right on the beach in Naples, FL. Rev. Russ Winn was referred to us from our wedding coordinator. We traded emails prior to us arriving in Florida and always received a quick response. He was very dependable and make planning a destination wedding that much easier. Since we were from out of town, we did not have a chance to meet in person prior to the ceremony. However we did talk on the phone prior to the wedding day and Russ provided us various options for the vows and length of the ceremony. He was flexible with us and very accommodating. He fit in perfect with our casual beach wedding and he did an excellent job officiating the ceremony. All of our guests and family enjoyed talking with Russ both before (the ceremony was delayed due to the photographer!) and after the ceremony. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get married in his area.

Sam & Lauren


 

Hi Russ-

We didn't get much of a chance to connect with you at Justin &Kayla's wedding on Saturday -but Cody and I both said that was one of the best wedding ceremonies we have ever witnessed - and we've photographed a lot of them :)  We will definitely sing your praises to local brides. Kehrin said you were great and she was right!  You had the perfect mix of professionalism, humor and genuine kindness that every wedding really needs - and I loved how you asked them their 3 words about each other - it really made their ceremony theirs. I'm not sure who's idea it was for the wine bottle thing - but Cody said he'd wished we'd have done something like that 7 years ago!  Very cool - as opposed to the sand or unity candle.  Anyways - we just wanted to say hi and it was great working with you.  

- Tiff    

 http://www.hunterryanphoto.com/

 

I am so excited and my heart already feels at ease having spoken with you now. I know Robert and I are choosing someone who cares about our

marriage and us as a couple even though we do not know each other yet. It is so hard to find people in the world that actually care and have

compassion for people they do not even know. This, is why I am so glad we have found you. The survey is attached to this email. I cannot wait

to further discuss the ceremony with you!

Thanks so much,

Kisha

Dear Russ and the Hilton Team:

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for the amazing job you all did for our wedding. All of you will hold a special place in our hearts forever making November 3, 2013 such a special day.

It is evident by your professionalism, your humor, and your kindness that you all love what you do, and for this we are thankful.

Over the next few days, we will be writing stellar reviews of all of you through wedding wire. This is the least we can do as you all made our day so wonderful.God bless you all! Hope our paths cross again in beautiful Naples soon!

Mr and Mrs Ray

 

Good Morning, Jason and I just wanted to thank you for our beautiful ceremony on Saturday! So many of our guests said it was one of the best ceremonies they have ever seen/heard. Our day was perfect and we are glad you were a part of it.

Have a happy new year!

Jason and Lindsey

 

Hi Russ,

Danielle and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything. We both felt you did an outstanding job. You we're articulate and funny. We were really fortunate to have found you and been able to make you a part of our wedding. For me that was one of the most special days of my life and you made the ceremony what it was. I can't tell you how many compliments we received from our friends and family about how awesome you were. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day a little more special.

Sincerely,

Jason and Danielle


 

Everyone continues to RAVE about you!!!!! They keep saying what an amazing speaker you are, how you are the best reverend at a wedding they have been too and so so much more! Thank you again for being a part of our special day! 

Love,

Electa & Matt

Hi Russ,

Thank you again for performing our marriage ceremony on Saturday March 8th, you did an EXCELLENT job and loved your sermon! Everyone was impressed as of course Vicki and I! Again, you did an amazing job and Vicki and I will never forget our special wedding day that you performed.

Thank you

Brian and Vicki

Angelia was very pleasant to work with, and proficiently organized our lists of ceremony requests/readings etc.   Angelia made a brilliant service for us and we very much appreciate her.  She was a perfect fit for us and our beach ceremony!

-Jimmy & Tina

Russ,

Scott and I wanted to thank you for conducting such a wonderful, beautiful and heart-felt ceremony. It was so special and we absolutely loved every bit of it. Our friends and family were equally moved and we cannot thank you enough for everything. 

Scott and I are engraving our 3 words on our wedding bands, it just meant that much to us. 

It was truly a beautiful day and we thank you for being a part of it.

Sincerely,

Kristina and Scott


 

Hi Russ,

I wanted to thank you for a beautiful ceremony. I am still receiving compliments on what a wonderful job you did! :)

Ali

 

Hi Russ!

We are just getting back and had a great time!  You did a phenomenal job ad everything was just perfect.  I had most every one of my guests come up to me and say how much they enjoyed you and that it was the best ceremony they had ever heard!  Thank you so much for adding your special touch to our day!  I enjoyed meeting you and working with you through the process!  You were very generous with your time and answering all of my questions!  I will be sure to include that in my review as well – as it is very important when you are a destination bride doing a lot of long-distance planning before the event. Thank you again!

Warmest regards,

Jen

 

Hello Russ:

We were originally hesitant to use an officiant who was listed on wedding-wire. We worried that it would feel too much like a business transaction. Russ really changed our perception. From the time that we met him, we could tell he was warm, genuine and dedicated the couples he works with. After our ceremony our guests all commented on how much they liked Russ's style. My husband and I especially appreciated the way Russ helped us personalize our ceremony. We could not have chosen a better officiant for our wedding.

Thank you for helping to make our wedding ceremony "the most beautiful ceremony I have ever attended" according to about 50 guests!

Best,

Chris and Mary

 

Dear Russ:

On behalf of the Lozano/Johnson families, we would like to give you thanks for the performance of such a beautiful ceremony for our children, Veronica and Mike.  We are still getting compliments about it thru emails and phone calls. Veronica and Mike waited more than 6 years for this moment and they were so happy and in-love.  You made them feel at ease and comfortable through out the different parts of the ceremony.

Thanks for your help and being part of their happiness,                            

Mrs. Lozano

Reverend Russ Winn,

We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special. Our ceremony was above and beyond anything I could of imagine, and that was because of you. Everyone is still telling us what a great job you did & I just tell them you don’t have to tell me. I know it was a great ceremony.

Thanks Again,

Dan & Leanne

Hi Russ!

Now that all of the crazy has calmed down I wanted to send thanks to your beautiful wife, Angelia, for the great job she did with our ceremony. She was wonderful and I received multiple compliments. We are very happy and thankful.

All our best,

The Simonellis


 

Hello!! Well first of all I just want to thank you for giving us a wonderful ceremony! It was perfect! We had so many people compliment you and say it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and ask where we had found you! You're warmth and sincerity really shone through. The three words part was a hit as well! It is something we will always remember and treasure! And I also can't tell you how special it was for us and my family for you to add in a little prayer for baby Patrick.  It also meant a lot to my brother who was in the NICU with him and couldn't make it. Again thank you so much!

Danielle

Rev. Russ Winn was absolutely amazing! From the first time we met him months before the wedding I knew we were in good hands. He really takes the time to get to know you and goes over everything to make sure you get exactly what you want down to the littlest detail. We got tons of compliments on the ceremony, people told us they could tell he was sincere, warm, and kept things short but sweet. We had more than one person tell us it was the best ceremony they had ever seen, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house! (Ask him about the 3 words option during the ceremony, it was a huge hit and our favorite part!) We also had a newborn nephew in the NICU fighting for his life and he asked us if it would be alright for him to say a little prayer for him during the ceremony which meant so much to us and my family. Overall he made our ceremony so special and memorable. It was my favorite part of the whole night and I would suggest that anyone in the area use Rev. Russ Winn!

Hello Russ,

Matthew and I just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you for a perfect ceremony. We couldn't be happier with how perfect it went. We heard many compliments about the ceremony and how smoothly it went and how well it suited us as a couple. You get a million gold stars! 😊

With sincerest gratitude,

Stacy

 

Dear Russ,

Just wanted to share this little video clip sent to us by a family member yesterday...can't believe a month has passed already. We are so blessed and you were just wonderful in making our ceremony heartfelt and joyous. Thank you again for the unforgettable moment in time we shared with you and all of your guidance and beautiful sentiments. It will remain imprinted in our hearts. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas Season. If you ever need any type of endorsement for your wedding ministry, please do not hesitate to call on us.

Respectfully,

Kip and Butch

 

Hi Russ,

We just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding so amazing and for doing such an amazing job officiating our wedding!

We had guests that came up to us after the ceremony, that have attended multiple weddings, and said that you did the best job out of any wedding they have ever been to.  :) Although we may have found it difficult, we enjoyed the 'homework' of doing the three words.   It was great to have a little bit of personalization to our special day.   Thank you again, so much and we have already recommended you to our engaged friends who live in Florida!

Cassie and Adam


 

Hi Russ,

I hope you're having a great week!

Jennifer and I wanted to send our personal thanks to you for the way you conducted our wedding service on April 8th. Your enthusiasm, charisma and personal touch helped to make our day even more special than it already was and made our wedding all the more enjoyable. Everyone there commented to us on just how great the ceremony was, so we would like to thank you for your guidance on helping us to shape and deliver it.

We would also like to thank you for the advice you have given to us on the various procedures that we've needed to follow within Florida. It certainly made our lives a lot easier, particularly as people who are not that familiar with the customs of a marriage in the USA.

I hope the weddings that you have coming up go well and hope to see you again one day.

Your friends from England,

Adam & Jennifer

 

Hi Russ!

I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for such a beautiful wedding ceremony for our June 22, 2016 wedding.  Everyone is gushing about how beautiful and meaningful the ceremony was!  Thank you for putting in the time and effort to write and put together such a beautiful and memorable moment for not only our guests, but for me and Jaryd.  I was wondering if you happened to have what you wrote saved somewhere that you could send it to me?  If not, it is perfectly fine!  Thank you again or making our day so special!

Jess

 

Hi Reverend Russ,

Jay and I returned Sunday from a wonderful honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We were so overjoyed with the outpouring of love and support at our wedding ceremony and reception. We cannot thank you enough for helping to carry out such a beautiful ceremony full of love. We have received many remarks on the outstanding job you did, and we wanted you to also know that we felt you were so invested in us and our love, for not knowing us too long. I guess that's part of what you do, but we wanted to tell you how much it was appreciated. 

All our best, 

Briana and Jay

 

Hi Russ,

We want to thank you again for being the Minister at our ceremony!! You are truly amazing at what you do. Our entire wedding party commented on how gracious you and the messages you shared were!! You made everyone feel so at ease. You were a blessing to the start of our life together!!! 

Thank you!!

Travis and Devon

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