Ruth was amazing! She met up with us a few times beforehand to figure everything out, she made everything really easy for us. She is quick to email back and to get a hold of. We really didn't know what we were doing, and she really worked with us to create a plan that worked with both of our traditions (him a Pakistani Muslim, her an American Catholic). All the guests gave her great compliments as well. She all around was truly, truly wonderful. You cannot get a better person.

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Mike & Michele Luzar, married 12/3/16

Ruth was very thorough and helpful, she was very pleasant to work with, prompt and enjoyable. I would recommend her any time!

Brittney & Chris Bettonville, married 7/18/15

My husband and I were thrilled with Ruth's services as officiant over our wedding. She took the time to meet with us in person and truly got a feel for our relationship and who we were as individuals. She created a very personal ceremony that was both heartfelt and funny. Exactly what we wanted! We received so many compliments from our guests and family for Ruth's professionalism and her delivery of the ceremony. She was a huge asset for us on the wedding day and ensured everyone in the bridal party was organized and knew exactly what they needed to do. I am so glad we found her!

Sue & Eric Primm, married 6/20/15

Ruth performed a beautiful ceremony. She listened to our requests & developed a ceremony that was unique & individualized. Ruth was a dream to work with. We were both nervous during the ceremony, but her calming voice & warmth made us at ease. Our guests we impressed at the presentation of our ceremony. I would highly recommend Ruth as your officiant.

Emily & John Rapp, married 9/20/14

Ruth is the best! She is all smiles, and her calm demeanor really helps to ease last minute stresses. Our rehearsal ran very smoothly, and there were no surprises at the ceremony. Ruth is easy to communicate with during the whole process from the original ceremony draft through as many revisions as you want. There are many vendors that I felt I needed to follow up with, but Ruth was not one of them. You won't be disappointed!

Jill & Danny Lewin, married 7/12/14

We cannot say enough nice things about Ruth. She is incredible and we are so lucky to have worked with her on our wedding ceremony. From the moment we met Ruth, we were at ease and knew that she was the person we wanted as our wedding officiant. She is extremely inclusive of all of our ideas, offered suggestions when we asked, and wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. Ruth was great to work with through the entire process.

 Beth & Chris Fiore, married 9/14/13

Ruth was absolutely perfect. My husband and I were able to meet with her before the wedding to talk about how we wanted our ceremony and what we would like to include, how religious we wanted the ceremony to be and the coordination of different people who would be in our wedding. She sent us many sample vows and readings, so that we did not have to go searching on the internet by ourselves, which was a huge help. She was a totally calm, professional and warm presence through the whole wedding process. I could not have hoped to have a better officiant for our wedding!

Laura & Joe Ebeling, married 7/6/13

Ruth is kind, warm, and professional. We enjoyed working with her from the moment we met her, through the planning process, and during the wedding ceremony. She made the preparation easy and kept us calm on the wedding day. She was a special part of our most special day.

Danica & Eric Johnson, married 11/10/12

My husband and I have attended several weddings where the ceremonies were simply awful (names being mispronounced, ceremonies that never end, guests being evangelized, etc.). We wanted to make sure we had a ceremony that was special to us, and enjoyable to our guests as well. Ruth provided us with the ceremony we hoped for. Her experience, light personality and professionalism make her one of the best officiants around! My husband and I (plus our parents) were delighted with how Ruth conducted our ceremony, the most important part of our special day.

 Erin & Tim Huett, married 9/8/12

We found Ruth on Wedding Wire, and so we were hesitant until we met with her in-person. Immediately she asked a ton of questions to figure out what sort of couple we were and what sort of ceremony we envisioned. She allowed us time to think it over, but we ended up booking her on the spot. Following the meeting she sent us tons of sample vows, blessings, readings, etc. so that we could get some ideas of what we wanted in our ceremony. She also sent us a questionnaire to fill out separately so that she could get our own interpretations of each other and our relationship. She used our selections and the questionnaire to develop a truly personal ceremony and sent us the draft well in advance of the big day. She accepted our few changes, and sent us the finalized draft weeks before. She was the utmost professional, and we will happily refer her.

Beth & Tom Rotter, married 12/31/11

From the moment we met up with Ruth we both knew she was the right person to officiate our ceremony. She listened to what was important to us and guided us through the process from day 1. There was never a time where I felt I couldn’t reach out to her and ask questions or tweak things regarding our ceremony. Her responses were always quick and helpful too. She brought a professional, fun and also caring tone to our ceremony.

Whitney  & Scott Horrell,married 10/1/11

Whitney & Scott Horrell

Ruth did a great job not only during the wedding, but during the planning stages as well. We didn't really have any idea what readings or blessings to incorporate into our ceremony, so she gladly provided us with some suggestions. She was very easy to work with during the planning process (we just emailed back and forth) and she was very quick in responding to changes in the ceremony drafts. Finally, she did a great job keeping both of us at ease, even with some minor bumps in the road (the DJ's wireless mic not working, etc.). I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.

Megan & Petar Dekov, married 9/3/11

My husband and I found Ruth's name on www.theknot.com.  She was the very first...and only...officiant we interviewed and contacted.  Boy, did we luck out!  She was an absolute pleasure to work with.  So easy and extremely accommodating.  Our ceremony was completely unique and fit our personality as individuals and as a couple.  She is willing to send you 10 rough drafts, if needed.  :)  Thank you, Ruth for the wonderful ceremony and all the hard work.  Petar and I are so grateful to have you in our lives.

Trisha & Justin Ryder, married 6/5/11

Ruth did such a wonderful job and I would recommend her to everyone!  She was attentive, thorough, friendly, and determined to ensure that our wedding ceremony was everything that we wanted it to be.  She went above and beyond to make it perfect, and we are so grateful.  My husband and I have many compliments from friends and family who commented that it was the best wedding they have ever attended.

Sarah & Marlon Keen, married 3/20/11

Sara & Marlon Keen

I would strongly recommend Ruth Hasser as an officiant because she is highly professional and specializes in personalizing your ceremony.  She will listen to your needs and desires for your ceremony.

Rachel Draskovich & Will Miskall, married 10/1/10

Ruth was not only professional but she was fun and spontaneous!  Throughout the planning stages she was an excellent source of readings, vows, etc, and gently guided us to create a ceremony that was unique to us.  Ruth seems to have the ability to tailor her writings and even her presence to fit everyone's specific "dream day."

Valerie & Jon Mansfield, married 7/11/10

We want to thank you so much for officiating at our wedding!  We are so happy with how our ceremony turned out - the day was so great and special for us.  You prepared exactly what we wanted.  We're so happy to have found you!

Kate & Jason Emerick, married 6/5/10

From the moment we met Ruth over coffee, I knew she would be the perfect celebrant for our wedding.  She was so warm and professional.  She passed along lots of ideas about readings and vows, so that we were able to choose ones that really fit us.  She helped us to create a truly personal and unique wedding ceremony - we received so many complements on it.  Thank you so much!

Sanja & Michael Tururro, married 5/30/10

Ruth did a wonderful job as our wedding officiant.  After our first officiant cancelled on us, Ruth came to our rescue and in a very short amount of time created a beautiful ceremony for our wedding.  She was patient and diligent and worked with us to create a ceremony of our dreams.

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Valerie & Andrew Matheson, married 5/22/10

We are so happy we chose Ruth Ellen Hasser as our wedding celebrant.  From the beginning, we connected with Ruth and she really understood our dynamic and exactly what we wanted in our ceremony.  With her guidance, we were able to customize our ceremony and emphasize what we felt was important in our vows.  She was the calm in the storm of a very busy, hectic day and managed to put us, and our guests, at ease.  Thank you, Ruth for making our wedding a little extra special!

Zoya & Jonathan Townsley, married 4/30/10

While planning for our spring time wedding, we were searching for an officiant that could accommodate our situation and bring unity to a couple that comes from diverse backgrounds.  Zoya and I found Ruth to be extremely professional and flexible in meeting our needs.  Ruth had so many great ideas ranging from readings, poems, and passages that really expressed how we felt about each other.   Finally when we arrived to our fabulous day, Ruth was there to greet us with a smile and she made sure the ceremony flowed without a single flaw.   Now, as we look back to the entire process, we always think to recommend Ruth to anyone that needs who an officiant who is truly a joy to work with from start to finish of the marriage process.


Crystal & Dean Blaker, married 1/30/10

We were so happy with every part of your service. You gave us exactly what we had imagined for ourselves. We really appreciated how you kept us calm and walked us through every step of the process. Our wedding was beautiful and we are so happy that you were the one to marry us.

Jamey & Dan Brym

Married October 24, 2009

“Hey we just wanted to say thank you again for everything. We got a lot of compliments on the ceremony.”

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Shannon & Tobin Lichti

Married September 26, 2009

“Ruth did a fantastic job of guiding us in the right direction, yet allowing us the freedom to curtail our ceremony to be exactly how we wanted it. She was a pleasure to work with during the planning, rehearsal, and wedding day. Ruth is professional and timely. She 'goes with the flow' and is flexible to needs, wants or any ideas you can dream up. We highly recommend Ruth's services. She worked perfectly in our quirky, fun, park ceremony!”

Ashley & Brian Powers

Married September 19, 2009

“I want to thank you a thousand times for everything... We loved the ceremony and you did a wonderful job!! I will absolutely refer you to anyone that asks for an ordained :)”

Heather & Patrick O’Brien

Married September 5, 2009

“We would like to thank you so much for being our celebrant and it was lovely to meet you. Many of our friends commented in glowing terms about the ceremony and Heather and I felt that it was absolutely perfect. It was a great pleasure having you as part of our day.”

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Beth & Steve Drwecki

Married July 11, 2009

“Ruth was amazing!! She was flexible with us being out of town. She met with us, listened to what we wanted, and made the ceremony very intimate and us. We had so many people tell us that our ceremony was the best that they have ever been to!!”

Anne Miller & Bryan Wulfing

Married July 4, 2009

“Thank you soooo much, Ruth! We loved having you perform the ceremony! It was EXACTLY what we were hoping it would be.”

Leah & Kyle Diffey

Married June 13, 2009

“Thank you so much for being a wonderful officiant at our wedding. You spoke beautifully and we received many comments about your good aura.”

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Paula & Tom

Married 9/29/07

“Paula and I very much enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for giving us just the wedding we wanted. I only wish you could have stayed around for the reception. It was a blast and everyone had a wonderful time.”

Kinyata & Teddy Dement

Married 9/27/08

“We cannot thank you enough for your wonderful service. We were able to make our wedding unique and exactly what we both envisioned for ourselves. Your deliverance of our ceremony as our first steps as becoming husband and wife was truly amazing, you gave us the most wonderful gift we could have received! The memories you helped create of our day, we will cherish always!”

Laura & Matt Kolb

Married 9/26/08

“You were wonderful at our wedding. We appreciated the way that you included all of the children and made them a part of our ceremony. I know the children felt united as a family as a result. It was a very special and wonderful day for us all.”

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Sarah & Jim Millsap

Married July 4, 2008

“Ruth took the stress out of creating our ceremony and vows. We let her know what was important to us and she provided both traditional and unique options that truly reflected what we were looking for. She helped us tailor our ceremony and vows to create a memorable experience that was spiritual and reflected our journey and love.”

Dana & Mark Meyer

Married 9/13/08

“Mark and I wanted to thank you SO much for officiating our wedding. I told Mark he would really really like you and he did. He said you were wonderful and I have had NOTHING but tremendously great compliments in regards to our ceremony and your delivery!!! I thought you would want to know that. I will recommend you to anyone, ifyou need a reference!! :)

“Like I said we had numerous compliments on the written part of our ceremony (thanks to you!!!) and really enjoyed your delivery of those words. I cannot thank you enough for being such a huge part of our big day!You were so wonderful and Mark was so pleased!!”

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Angela & Roger Starkey

Married October 13, 2007

“We were looking for a celebrant to perform our non-traditional ceremony, was willing to listen to our ideas and to provide expertise. We knew very quickly upon meeting Ruth that she was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. Ruth helped us achieve exactly what we wanted, a fun, quick ceremony. We certainly felt validated in our choice when most of our guests told us afterwards how much they had truly enjoyed the ceremony.”

 Cheryl & George Sirois

Married November 2, 2007

“Thank you sooo much, everyone was commenting all night on what a great job you did!!! “Whenever we talk of all the wedding craziness we always mention how you came to the rescue! We areso thankful that you were free that evening and you did a wonderful job, especially since we only had 2 days to prepare!!

“Thank you again for everything, George and I had full confidence in you that you would perform a wonderful ceremony and everything worked out great.”

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