Questionaire Received from a Bride

1) When was your wedding and where was it held?
The wedding was May 28, 2017 at the Oceanbleu in Westhampton, NY.

2) How did you come about hiring A Circle of Gold, and why did you choose Rev. Phil over other wedding officiants?
We met a bunch of other officiants and when we met Rev Phil we immediately knew he was the one. We met him at his house which felt really personal and he was just very easy going, real, and down to earth. Not too full of it or serious about life.

3) Tell us a bit about the planning process: Were you happy with Rev. Phil's customer service? Was he responsive and easy to talk to? Did he work with your budget?
He made it very easy for us. We chose one of of his writings which ironically fit us perfectly. He was very responsive and easy to talk to. His price was so reasonable we had no desire to negotiate on price.

4) Did you have an idea of what you wanted for your wedding ceremony, or did Rev. Phil come up with the overall concept? How’d the collaboration go?
To be honest We were both really busy before the wedding and even though it would have been nice to write our vows, we just didn’t have time. So it was great that he had a plethora of options and they were really good.

5) Did Rev. Phil arrive to your wedding on time and fully prepared?
He was on time, looking sharp, and fully prepared. He told us exactly what to do so there was no confusion.

6) Were you happy with how your wedding ceremony turned out? Was Rev. Phil clear and loud enough for your guests to hear?
We were 100% happy with the ceremony. One of the best things we enjoyed most about Rev Phil was his tasteful witty and appropriate use of humor. I’m not joking when I say that people came up to us after the ceremony telling us how great our officiant was.

7) Even the best companies can improve: If you had to identify a place where A Circle of Gold might be able to grow stronger, what would that be?
No not really much here. Sorry.

8) And here's the true test: Would you recommend Rev. Phil to your siblings or best friend for their weddngs?
Yes 100%

Thank you

Thank you again for officating our beautiful backyard ceremony last month. We wrote you a review on the knot and wanted to share some of the pictures from our photographer. Thank you again. -Alyssa and TJ

The ceremony was absolutely lovely

Rev Phil is such a kind and warm person. He is such a professional and has a brilliant sense of humor. He performed our wedding ceremony on Christmas Eve at our home. The ceremony was absolutely lovely, we are so happy to have met Rev Phil. It felt like our favorite uncle was marrying us. He has a brilliant smile and personality to match. Wonderful person. God bless Rev Phil.

I Rate A Circle of Gold 5 stars!

How professional Rev. Phil and his company Acircleofgold were; I couldn't be any happier with how our wedding turned out. Rev. Phil had everyone wanting to get married that day. His personality exhumes character and joy. He had all my guest laughing at the end of it all with his ability to command a room. My friends which most happen to be single, can't wait to get married just to have Rev. Phil as their officiant. I rate acircleofgold 5 stars! From start to finish. There is no one else that's better.

Reverend Phil was terrific

Reverend Phil was terrific. We were married on August 11th at Flowerfield and Phil was a great part of our wedding day. He showed up on time, dapperly dressed, and was invested in the day. Phil combined his great sense of humor while maintaining the integrity of a wedding ceremony. Our guests laughed and cried and Phil was sincere, professional, and dynamic. We appreciate his professionalism and style and highly recommend Phil.

HIGHLY Recommended

They still can't stop talking about it!

Meeting Reverend Phil was truly a blessing. When my husband and I met him, we immediately felt a positive connection. Phil was extremely professional, caring, and provided us with so much advice as to how to prepare for our ceremony. Rev. Phil was phenomenal during our wedding ceremony. He thanked our parents for being pillars in our lives and helped us perform a beautiful sand ceremony. He even added a little humor to the ceremony which we loved! I truly loved our ceremony as well as our guests. They still can't stop talking about it! Thank you, Phil! You're amazing.

Reverend Phil was such a great choice for our wedding ceremony, we are very happy with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. He was just the right amount of funny, had great choices for ceremony options for us and made the whole process extremely easy. (He was also very professional and nicely dressed!) We knew the first time we met him that he was the one who we'd like to marry us and our gut instinct was right!! We had many people tell us that night and after the wedding how much they liked our ceremony and our reverend. Overall I'd say we are very happy with him and HIGHLY recommend him!

Thanks for all your help

Thanks for all your help in making our wedding day so memorable. - Deirdre & Frank

You made us all feel very comfortable

Thank you for a wonderful job officiating our wedding at the snapper inn. on friday oct .2nd .2011... there were many complements from our friends & family about your sense of humor. you made us all feel very comfortable. Thank you, John & Karen & Kids


Hi Rev. Phil, I just wanted to say thank you for a great job. The wedding ceremony was terrific.I had many people comment on the service, they said you were great. Thanks so much for making our day very special!


Hi Rev. Phil, We were waiting for our pictures to send you and thank you for such a wonderful ceremony at our wedding. Thank you again. I will try to go on the site to give you the super rating you deserve. -Pauline and David

Everyone loved it!

Kenny and I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on Aug. 29th. Everyone loved it! They all were asking about you! I just wanted to let you know that everyone commented they enjoyed it. -Lisa

Your genuine delivery

Thank you so very much for officiating an absolutely beautiful ceremony on our wedding day. Your genuine delivery combined with your gentle sense of humor made the service more special than we could have ever anticipated. Our guests complimented us all night! It really was a perfect start to what was the most amazing evening of both of our lives. Most Sincerely, Howard & Magaly Korn

Above and Beyond

Posted by Christine and Kenneth, Married Sunday August 26, 2007, Rev Phil truly knew how to perform a ceremony!! We met to handle all the details and he knew exactly how to handle our requests! He listened to what my husband and I wanted.. and went above and beyond everything we expected. His web site has sample ceremonies and a beautiful poem that we ended up using in our own! The poem touched both my husband and I, as well as all of our guests! I was very happy with his services and grade him at an A+++++!! Thanks Again Rev Phil!!

a PERFECT choice

We both wanted to THANK YOU for everything you've done fo us. You made us feel so comfortable with you from Day 1. We just knew as soon as we met you that we had to have you be the one to marry us and what a PERFECT choice we made. You added such a special touch to our ceremony and even added some humor to help us fight back those tears ;-) We THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. I'm going to tell everyone about you! Love, Alice & Jay Easchenko



We are so happy

I just wanted to express to you how terrific and how appreciative we are on your preforming our ceremony. We are so grateful, you are a man of your word, and I cannot thank you enough. We had a wonderful time at our wedding, I wished you had stayed for the entire celebration, but I understood you had another obligation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are so happy you were the person preforming our ceremony as you made it beautiful, meaningful and humorous. My sister in law is also getting married this year in October in Long Island, and has expressed to me that they would love to have you preform their ceremony as well. I'm sure they will contact you. I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful ceremony and being there for us at the last minute when our other officiant backed out. You put me at ease immediately and for that I will never forget. Things happen for a reason, and I'm glad things worked out the way they did. We appreciate you and your kindness. All the best to you!! Sincerely, Sharon and Pete Tiano


Reverand Phil was amazing. I was so worried because i am an emotional person i didn't want to cry the whole ceremony. He knew exactly how to keep it serious when needed and also very funny. My guests absolutely loved the ceremony and his humor :-) -Brianne

Special and meaningful

Reverend Phil was such a warm and caring person when I had my first meeting with him, my husband really liked him. He made our ceremony so special and meaningful, at the end he made us all laugh at the end. Thank you once again! -Denise




Rev. Phil was excellent and have us everything we needed and wanted. You could not ask for a better officiant for your special day!!!! -Desmond

A beautiful job

We had the pleasure of meeting Reverend Phil several years ago when he married some friends of ours. 3 couples later, we decided to keep the tradition of having Reverend Phil perform our marriage ceremony. Since it was going to be an interfaith ceremony, I was a little nervous as to what would be said. Reverend Phil assured me that he would only say things that I was comfortable with. Such a relief for an anxious bride. We met him at his house for the first conference, then sent emails with ceremony scripts and confirmations. He responded to all of my emails in a timely manner which was very helpful. When it came down to the actual wedding, Reverend Phil worked so well with our Rabbi, and his suit actually matched our colors and theme! The entire audience laughed at his jokes and complimented me after the ceremony was over on what a beautiful job they did. I would without a doubt, recommend Reverend Phil to any bride. -Ali

Stress Free

We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Rev. Phil put me completely at ease and made our day so special. Very easy to talk to and will help you get through everything- stress free. Would recommend him to anyone! -Jessica

Highly recommend

Reverend Phil officiated our wedding on May 11, 2013. From the moment we met him we knew we wanted him to marry us! He is so kind and professional and has just the right amount of humor we were looking for! He handled all the paperwork before the ceremony and we didn't have to worry about anything. If anyone is looking, I would highly recommend calling Reverend Phil. Thank you so much for being a huge part of our day. -Tanya

Couldn't be happier

Thank you Rev. Phil! Rev. Phil performed a great ceremony for us, the perfect combination of sentiment and laughter. My husband and I couldn't be happier. And everyday I hear from another guest about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Great job, would highly recommend!! -Karen

Absolutely fantastic

Reverend Phil was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. When we interviewed him initially, he was full of great advice as to how we should do our ceremony, but was also very flexible in allowing us to customize it however we wanted. He performed with a great balance of sentiment and humor. On a day where nerves are at an all time high, he did a great job of putting us at ease and letting us know we were "doing great". We were worried about finding a officiant that we would like and after the fact can't imagine having had anyone else up there to marry us. -Mike/Andrea

Just they way we wanted it

Reverend Phil officiated our wedding on Oct 5, 2012 and he gave us such a beautiful ceremony. He was always prompt in answering our questions and concerns and he made us feel at ease prior to the wedding. During the wedding day he sorted out all the paperwork prior to the ceremony starting and he took care of the rest. Our ceremony was beautiful and light hearted, just the way we wanted it. Our guests until now are still complimenting us on how beautiful our ceremony was. Thank you Rev. Phil for being a part of our wedding and for giving us a wonderful memory to look back on. -June

A pleasure

My wife Jenny and I had Phil to officiate our wedding. He did a wonderful job and was a pleasure to work with. He was energetic, funny, and professional. His extensive experience makes you feel that everything will go smoothly, and it always does. -Eric

Amazing job

Amazing job done by Rev. Phil, made my day so special. He spent time personalizing the ceremony could not have asked for a more professional individual. -Karen

A treat

When we first met with Rev. Phil, we knew he was going to be the lucky person to Marry us. He presented himself with such professionalism. He notified us a few days earlier to tell us what time he was going to be at our hall. He reminded my husband to grab my hand and bring me to the alter after my father gave me away. lol.. He broke the ice a few times with cute sayings and jokes. He has different readings and asked if we wanted to include a special someone in a reading. He also asked us if we wanted our parents up at the altar with us during the sand ceremony. He did a special poem acknowledging our mothers and the great job they did raising us. Our whole family really enjoyed the ceremony. it was such a treat having him talk to everyone about what being married is. we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. -Melissa

Fantastic job

Reverend Phil did a fantastic job! His sense of humor showed throughout the ceremony and it was one of the highlights of my wedding. I was so nervous but because of his personality and his humor once he started speaking I was no longer nervous. He made an ordinary ceremony un-ordinary and one I will remember for many years to come. I would highly recommend We Do Weddings 4 You!! -Natalie


On behalf of Thomas and I we want to thank you so much for coming to our home and marrying us. You were wonderful. I wanted to cry the entire time, but you made me feel super comfortable and I was able to hold it together throughout the ceremony. We received so many compliments about you. Guests thought you were funny and thought you did a really good job. We are going to send you an “official” thank you, but wanted to take this opportunity to thank you in advance. -Laura and Thomas

Warm and caring

I had such a lovely ceremony with reverend Phil! He was so warm and caring and at the end he also made us laugh. My fiancé really liked him since the first time we met him! You were a pleasure to have you marry us! -Camile