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Officiant in Belmar, NJ,
(732) 894-3727

About Us

Dreams Made Real is a wedding officiant company based out of Belmar, New Jersey. Joe and Kathy McLaughlin are ordained and certified wedding celebrants that will orchestrate a beautiful and personalized wedding that reflects your style and lets your love be the focal point of the day.

Joe started out as an ordained fire chaplain with his local fire department, then started performing wedding ceremonies in 2003. Kathy has been a certified bridal consultant since 1994, and became certified through Weddings Beautiful, Inc. She is now a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and International Association of Wedding and Event Professionals. She is also a certified ordained minister, and has written and published many articles on the aspects of planning a wedding.

Services Offered
Dreams Made Real offers many services for a smooth and memorable experience, and can incorporate different elements including a sand ceremony, a rose ceremony, hand-fasting and a family unity ceremony. The types of ceremonies they can perform include:

  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Vow renewal
  • Civil union
  • Single religion


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  • Dreams Made Real actually DID MAKE our dream a reality!!!!!! Ceremonies tend to be generic and boring. We had no idea how unique and special a wedding ceremony could (AND SHOULD) be!!!!! Thank you Joe & Kathy for making our ceremony just as SPECIAL AND WONDERFUL as our party! Kathy was great to work with and was always available for help, questions, etc. (perfect for a stressed busy bride!) and Joe did a great job with our ceremony. It was A PLEASURE working with both of them. I would HIGHLY recommend Dreams Made Real to anyone!!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 300.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 75.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

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