A retired christian pastor and former Air Force chaplain with 38 years experience, performs Traditional, Non-denominational, Multicultural, Interfaith, Themed & Military wedding ceremonies throughout southern California. Prayers available in english, spanish, french & hebrew. Every ceremony is created for the bridal couple according to their needs & wishes. Elopements & short notice OK! NO charge for the initial consultation and NO time limit. HOURS: 8:00am - 9:00 pm / All 7 days. I perform your wedding...your way! Children from past unions are recognized, honored & are awarded the "Family Medallion" as a symbol of their being an important part of the newly blended family. This ritual is beautiful, heartfelt and will bring smiles & tears to everyone in attendance. My website will save you money & planning time if you review it carefully. I have an extensive library of over 300 ceremonies as well as readings, and marriage poems. Your ceremony is delivered to you weeks before the ceremony for your approval. NO surprises! No unwanted sermons unless requested. Renewal of Vows, Anniversaries & Baptismals welcomed. FREE vendor referral services with other wedding industry professionals. Discount to active duty military personnell. I am available to travel nationwide & Internationally.
Turcot was hired in May ‘12 for our wedding on 10-26-12. My *now* husband & I met with him for coffee; seemed like a legit guy; listened to our needs for the service, gave nice suggestions, etc. He was a bit flaky on emailing, lost our paperwork 3 times & I had to call & remind him to check his email; I chalked it up to his age.
We hired him due to his Catholic background, researched him (or so we thought); couldn't find a bad thing written about him.
FAST FORWARD to 4 days before our wedding- he had our deposit of $100. Turcot called saying his daughter & grandson were involved in a car wreck in Richmond, VA & had to leave the next morning to see them in the hospital. He suggested Dr. Taylor as a sub; he claimed to be Catholic but continued to insult the religion by using incorrect words to describe things. We called Turcot, asked for someone who was Catholic, as that's what we already paid for; we were then given Ronald Pace. Pace was the rudest man I've ever had to talk wi... Read moreth. He said he'd be embarrassed to perform the ceremony we were asking for (mind you, Turcot is Pace's friend- Turcot put this ceremony together & our program was printed!). Pace said he was Roman Catholic then slipped & later said he was Protestant- then he was something for the Ukrainian Church. We contacted Turcot again asking for an adequate replacement; he couldn’t believe the 2 other guys weren’t suitable even after we told him the conversations- 6 hours of phone calls later we decided to sleep on it & find a new person the next day. All 3 of these guys have similar background stories (military, volunteer, travel) Each of them strangely returned our phone calls in the exact amount of time they said (usually told 5 or 10 minutes because they were in the middle of a service- at 9pm on a Monday). Fortunately we found a new officiant who did a lovely job, Dr. Andy LePage. HIRE HIM INSTEAD!!!
Of course, after all this happened- I found this website with these horrible reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Non-religious, Interfaith, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker
14187 Springdale Street Suite# 8 Westminster, CA 92683 | | (714) 801-1700
14187 Springdale Street Westminster, CA 9268314187 Springdale StreetSuite# 8(714) 801-17007148011700Westminster,CA 92683