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My husband and I met with a few non-denominational officiants - we felt like nothing more than a check to them. Ida-May made us feel like we really were important to her. She was always on time & made an effort to make sure we had everything we needed. She responded to emails quickly which was incredibly helpful! I will definitely recommend Happy Ever After to my friends and family. Mellisa & Jackson
Rev. Ida-May was wonderful! Our entire experience with Happy Ever After was wonderful. From our first call, to meeting with Ida-May, having her five us so many options and suggestions so that our day could truly be "Our Special Day", right down to the ceremony, everything was perfect. Ida-May understood exactly what we wanted our ceremony to be and helped make that happen. We are a blended family and wanted the kids to be included in the ceremony and Ida-May included them in such a way that the kids felt comfortable and it conveyed our love and commitment, not just for one another, but for our family as well. Thank You, The Everett Family
Me and my wife Kayla had our wedding with Rev. Ida-May and everything about the event was absolutely wonderful. We had about twenty people arrive and they all had a great experience with us. Of everything I just want to say that the ceremony was very easy going. She was accommodating to everything we discussed before the ceremony and everything ran as smooth as silk. I would recommend them to a friend for sure. Thank you for making our special day that much more so. Michael Lindenmuth
Rev. Ida-May worked with us on a quick timeline. We decided to get married in November for an April wedding. We worked beautifully together through all the holidays, and had a dream-come-true wedding. It was the party of our lives.
Ida-May went ABOVE AND BEYOND and is The Best around. Not a detail was missed. Randy & Lynda.
Ida-May, our family couldn't thank you enough for your services! You made our special day even more special with your positive words, positive energy, and the patience you had with all the chaos ! You were so involved with everything and made sure everything went smoothly!!! You are the best!!! We could not have had a better minister!! Thank you so much again, you will always be in our memories!! God bless you Ida ❤️ *I'll refer you to ANYONE!!! Sincerely, The McLaurin Family
Michele & John Carden, Eustis, Fl.
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. You went above and beyond what
we expected. We feel so blessed to have found you to help us during this special
time in our lives. We appreciate all the extra details like the keepsake book to remember our wedding day. Thank You Again, Sincerely.
John & Karen, The Villages, Fl.
What a great experience! We expected planning our wedding would be
a bit stressful - but not with the help and resources from Ida-May!
From our first meeting, we knew we were in good hands. She provided
ideas for the ceremony that we had not seen or heard before,
such as the Wedding/Love Letter Box (we AND our guests LOVED it).
The resources she provided were so helpful... from the best florist
(Miss Daisy's Flowers & Events in Lessburg)
best bakeries, to bridal accessories. And it was almost like we wrote
our own vows, as Ida-May helped us with all the right words.
Couldn't be happier with our wedding day and all
the preparation (made easy)!!!
We were very fortunate to find Ida-May to perform our
"custom" ceremony!! Thank you so much!
Alyssa and Josh, Tennessee
Thank you so much Rev. Ida-May!
I had many of my Aunts, Uncles, and family members say that they had
never been to a ceremony that touched them the way that our
ceremony touched them. It was very powerful and I truly believe
that it could not of been more perfect. I am so happy we didn’t
write our vows because us being the cry babies we were,
we wouldn’t of been able to make it through them!
Thank you for everything!
Heather & Brandon
We will be sad to see you go and we are honored to share such a special
day with you. Brandon and I are so excited for our wedding and I can't
thank you enough for all of the advice you've given and all of the
information you shared with us. You have really made the process simple
and I'm happy we were able to design every aspect of the ceremony.
It will definitely be memorable :). I hope you continue to officiate in
Florida because any couple is lucky to have you be a part of their day.
I'm sure Leesburg will treat you well!
Good luck packing and we will see you very soon!
Amanda & Jason
Rev. Ida-May, Jason and I would like you to know how happy we were
with our service on April 9,2014. Thank you so very much for making our
day so special. We would recommend you to anyone we know that plans
on getting married. Thank you again. Lots of Love
Jessica & Reginold
Thank you so very much again Rev. Ida-May for the unforgettable
moment in our lives. We both shared a dream and vision, and
you were able to help us make it a reality!!!!
Erin & David
Thank you Rev. Ida-May Hanson for making our wedding day so special.
You made the day go so smoothly! You were a blessing to create our
ceremony and helped us in every way! Thanks again for everything!!
We appreciate it! :-)
Brandy & David
Where to begin with Rev. Ida-May Hanson...Outstanding is an understatement
for the services she provided to us. She made our day so smooth and so
special for us and provided great ideas for making our services that much
more unique. As a blended family with a unique ceremony of it's own
included Rev. Ida-May really made our son feel as though he was a
gracious part of our ceremony and truly helped us prove to him how
special he really is to us both. I highly recommend her for any
services you may need. She was very professional, very organized
and very punctual. You never had to question where or what she
was doing or when. She was patient, helpful and an
absolute perfect fit for making our day amazing.
Thank You again Rev. Ida-May!
Jennifer & Justin
Rev. Ida-May was wonderful! Our entire experience with Happy Ever After
was wonderful. From our first call, to meeting with Ida-May, having
her five us so many options & suggestions so that our day could truly be
"Our Special Day", right down to the ceremony, everything was
perfect. Ida May understood exactly what we wanted our ceremony to
be and helped make that happen. We are a blended family and wanted
the kids to be included in the ceremony and Ida-May included them in
such a way that the kids felt comfortable and it conveyed our love and
commitment, not just for one another but for our family as well.
Sam & Brad
Rev. Ida-May, thank you so much for officiating our wedding!
You were very professional and it was great being able to have a
ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. We already got our
marriage license in the mail - you are so on top of everything!
Thanks again for helping make our day special!
Luci & Ben
Rev. Ida-May, thank you so much for making our day so special!
It was so much more than we expected. Such a nice ceremony.
It was perfect. Thanks for welcoming us to your home.
We truly appreciate everything.
Kendra & Bronson
Ida-May, We wanted to send our official thanks to you.
We were honored to have you marry us! Also, thank you for being
so accommodating regarding everything. We appreciated all your help.
I will be sure to send you photos of our ceremony once I receive them.
Danielle & Dustin
Rev. Ida-May (Elopement 10/20/12) Thank you so much for conducting
our elopement ceremony. It was truly perfect! Exactly what we had
envisioned; loving, inspirational & personal. Thank you for taking the time
to create a ceremony that was so fitting of who we are and hope to be
in our marriage. You made our ceremony so unique, beautiful, and
meaningful for all 3 of us. We deeply appreciate all of the time,
energy and care you put into crafting our ideal ceremony.
We feel honored that you were such
a special part of our day and are blessed to know you.
Thank you for the special spirit you brought to our Magical Day!
Kevin & Mary
Rev. Hanson...your the BEST! My wife and I enjoyed the ceremony
and your home. Your kind spirit and love for people made our day
wonderful. I'm happy to report my wife and I are doing very well.
You provided a service for us that we will never forget. Your heart and
home is beautiful and I recommend her to anyone to allow Rev. Hanson
to be apart of their special day! We love you Rev. Hanson!
Loretta & John
When we decided to get married, privately, on 10/11/12 at 13:00 hours,
we wondered who we would find to help us make this special.
Our sincere thanks to Rev. Ida-May for providing the words,
the atmosphere, the caring. We are grateful to you for honoring
us the way you have. Bless You!
Laura & Derek
The wedding was amazing! Rev. Ida-May was wonderful to work with,
very easy to talk to, she made our day special! The ceremony created
was exactly what we wanted. She is organized and has everything
planned well for the day. I would highly recommend her to anyone
getting married! Thank you so much for making our day special.
Emily & Adam
Ida-May, Thank you so very much for the amazing job you did for our
wedding. You were so organized and calm! People were so touched
by our ceremony and the words that were spoken by you, not to mention
Adam and I. I can't thank you enough for getting everyone prepared
and ready to go. It couldn't have gone any better! I know you don't get
much return business (at least I hope not true) but I will recommend
you to others if the opportunity should arise. Thanks again!
Teresa & Terry
Terry and I had the wonderful pleasure to be married by
Rev. Ida-May Hanson on August 31, 2012. She was definitely a blessing
to us. She gave us the most special suggestions and tools to help make
our wedding day feel like a dream come true. Rev. Ida-May has such a
warm and beautiful charismatic personality about her that made our
ceremony so complete and her guidance made us feel completely at
ease and able to enjoy our celebration of love for each other.
We are so very thankful to have found Rev. Ida-May
for our Wedding Day!
Jen & Chris
Ida-May married Chris and I in July. She was wonderful all the way
through the process. I really appreciated her guidance and
patience as we took our walk down the aisle!
Ashley & Aaron
Ida-May married us on June 8th, 2012 and we couldn't have imagined
a better ceremony. She was so helpful with any questions or requests
we had and provided us with many useful resources. She really made
our ceremony perfect for us and EXACTLY the way we pictured it to be.
Also very organized and professional, which put us at ease because
we knew we could count on her to do a wonderful job!
Thanks again Ida-May!!! :)
Erika & Ben
Rev. Ida-May Hanson did a great job of officiating our June 9th, 2012.
When we first met with her she put us at ease. She was very
professional and provided us with a lot of information on things that we
hadn't even thought about or considered for the ceremony!
The day of the ceremony she was very punctual and organized.
She tailored the ceremony specifically to our liking. She also provided
us with a lovely keepsake booklet containing all our ceremony words.
She was awesome!
Billie & Dave
Thank you so much for working with us! The ceremony was perfect :)
We couldn't have asked for a better person to marry us!
Do you mind sending me the picture of us with you? Thanks again!
Ashley & Stuart
I just wanted to thank you so very much for the beautiful ceremony you
provided for us. You helped my husband and I start our
wonderful lives together.
Vera & Nick
Dear Ida-May, A loving note can barely express how you have added
to our happiness. We would like to send you our sincerest thanks
for your thoughts, your prayers and your help, as well
as your presence in our lives. Thank You!
Kristine & Du Wayne
Ida-May performed our ceremony on May 19, 2012.
It was such a wonderful ceremony, beautiful, and relaxing.
She did an outstanding job keeping everyone informed and
on top of what they needed to do.
Thank you for being part of our wonderful day.
Jennifer & Damon
We had the pleasure of having Rev. Ida-May Hanson officiating at our
wedding. Ida-May was so great to work with. She was very, friendly,
and easy to talk to and was very accommodating to our wishes for
our wedding. She was very professional at our rehearsal and ceremony
and made it a memorable experience. She had great communication
through phone calls and emails and she even gave us a beautiful
ceremony packet to remember our special day.
I would definitely recommend her!
Faith & Andre
Dear Mrs. Hanson, I don't even know where to begin.
This journey of ours started with all the basic plans, flowers, cake,
dresses and photography. These things seemed easy compared to
the task of finding someone that we felt comfortable enough with to
have married us on our special day. We knew from the first meeting
when you invited us into your home to meet and get to know one
another. You were very, friendly, and open and we connected from
the start ...the thing that clinched it for us was when you reached out
for a hug at the end of our first visit. We knew you were the one.
I had concerns before the meeting because of not having a family
minister of our own we thought things might feel awkward and cold.
You made our day so special.
The words you spoke at our ceremony were perfect for us as
a couple and it is a memory that we will never forget. We will always
be grateful for your kindness. Thank you and we will recommend
you to anyone who ever needs a wonderful minister for
an amazing event. Best Regards!
Amy & Tim
Thank you so much for being a part of our day and performing our
wedding ceremony, 2nd time around and incorporating our children!
We received so many wonderful compliments on the ceremony.
Thank you so very much! You are a sweet and wonderful person
and we are so glad we had the opportunity to meet you.
Melanie & Marc
Many thanks to Rev. Hanson for making our private elopement
ceremony special! She provided all the things that were needed to
make our special day memorable. We highly recommend her to be
your wedding officiant. You will be most pleased with the manner
in which she carries out even the most simple of ceremonies.
God Bless you Rev. Hanson! Warmest Regards
Andrea & Shane
Thank you Ida-May for the intimate wedding ceremony you
provided for us. You helped make our day complete!
Carloynn & Thomas
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Rev. Ida-May :)
I like how she gave us options on the type of ceremony we could have
and that she let us mix and match from them. I also enjoyed how she
worked with us online through e-mail to get stuff together and done for
the ceremony. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking
to have a simply, yet sweet and intimate ceremony!