If you are arranging a wedding, we will work together over a period of weeks or months to choose and shape the words, readings and music that express exactly the deep feelings of love you have for each other and your dreams for the future.
Please read some of my couple comments and testimonials.
While looking for an officiant, I stumbled across Rev. Jim Rooney here on wedding wire. As soon as I contacted him, he immediately responded to us and we set up a date to meet.
Danny and I went to his home in Beacon to meet with him. He asked us personal questions, the usual.. how did we meet? why do we want to get married? what do we love about each other? Basically a whole bunch of questions that had me crying the entire time (hey, pouring your heart out to someone is an emotional thing!) After we met with him, we both knew we didn’t even need to look at anyone else.
We met with him a few more times and exchanged emails. We had a retreat at his home. He led us to a path and had Danny and I walk down to the river. We had 2 tasks to complete before we were allowed back. (This was 4 days before our wedding)
1. Tell each other how we were feeling.
2. To tell each other one thing we were each going to say in our vows to each other, and why. (we were exchanging our own vows)
To be quite honest, I was dreading this. I was a nervous + emotional wreck with the wedding being so close. Of course my fiance forced me to follow through with what Jim asked of us. I have never felt better after I did both of them. I was calm, excited, and all my worries about the wedding were gone.
Rev. Jim Rooney is an amazing man. Our wedding this past weekend was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was amazing and everyone was asking about him. Our ceremony was not serious at all, we were laughing, the guests participated in the blessing of our rings. It was so personal, words can not express how thankful I am to have had Jim marry us. He was such a big part in our day.
Erin and Dan
We can’t recommend Rev. Jim enough! Our ceremony was perfect (content, time & laughs) & people are still commenting on it. From the moment we met with Rev. Jim, we knew he was the perfect choice. Rev. Jim focused on getting to know us (over meetings in the city, a great lunch at his retreat center) & incorporating “our story”, as well as the traditional religious elements. Rev. Jim shared ceremony ideas & prayers to help us start planning the ceremony but we were really able to make it unique and our own, which everyone at our wedding commented on. Rev. Jim was calm, fun and had great insight – he frequently reminded us the importance our vows & marriage. The meeting at his retreat center came at the perfect time – allowing us to personalize our ceremony and reflect on what our vows meant. The day of the wedding Rev. Jim did a fantastic job – he knew our ceremony, added a few laughs & incorporated our family & friends. Rev. Jim has a “ring blessing” tradition that incorporates guests which is a fun addition to get everyone involved. Rev. Jim was incredibly professional, responsive and flexible. He addressed all of our concerns in pre-wedding meetings, came to our rehearsal and was always on time. When I was late in submitting the final edits to the ceremony during the hectic last minute days, Rev. Jim casually sent me a reminder email. I was raised Catholic and my husband Jewish and Protestant. We got married outside at our reception venue & as a result, a Catholic priest wasn’t able to marry us. It was important to me that our ceremony incorporate as many Catholic traditions and prayers as possible. Rev. Jim worked with us to identify what could be incorporated and how to still maintain the personalization. This is one of the most important days of your life – you want it to be perfect, personalized, memorable and not boring for the guests. Rev. Jim brought all of that to our ceremony – it was perfect in every way and we so enjoyed working with him.
Danielle and Matt
Jim was amazing. We found Rev Jim through the internet and to be frank, we could have had a very different experience through the randomness of an on-line search.
I wish we could give him more than 5 stars. He helped make our day – outstanding. Thank you Jim.
Douglas and Richard
Jim married my wife and I about 2 weeks ago. For obvious reasons it was the best day of our lives. Jim made that possible for us. He helped guide us through the process of planning our own personalized ceremony listening to our desires and wishes. It felt very spiritual and fun at the same time. This was especially important for me as I had an uncle pass away last year who was a Catholic priest. I always thought he would be the one to marry me and since that could not happen now Jim really filled that space beautifully. He really welcomed us into his life and we hope to have his guidance going forward in our spiritual lives.
CJ and Yasmin
You could never have a better experience than the one that my partner and I had with Rev. Jim Rooney on our wedding day October 3 2011. Rev. Rooney was extremely personable, professional, caring and sincere. He is blessed with a phenomenal sense of humor and has a gift for making those around him feel comfortable. He mingled with us as well as our guests after the ceremony and felt like an old friend. I could not give a higher recommendation of Rev. Jim Rooney. A bonus is his beautiful Scottish accent. He could speak “the hokie pokie” and have everyone around him enamored. Thank you Rev. Rooney for turning our modest event into something grand, with your presence.
Mark and Michael.
My fiancé and I were so blessed to find Reverend Jim Rooney and be able to have him marry us at our wedding this past weekend.
We actually had a different priest lined up for our ceremony, but with 6 weeks to go we were given some information that caused us to fire him. . Luckily Jim was one of the initial priests we reached out to and he was still available and calmed us down by telling us not to worry we still had enough time.
We went to Beacon to meet with Jim and had a great first meeting. He spent the time at that meeting asking us good questions about ourselves, how we met and why we were getting married. You could tell he really cared about making it personal – more so than many others we had talked to. As soon as I got in the car I called my mom to tell her how much we loved Jim and how we were sure we had found the person who was supposed to marry us all along.
We had two subsequent meetings with him and he really pushed us to make a personal ceremony and understand the importance of what we were about to do. He made the time to get to know us, and that definitely showed in the end result. I can say without a doubt we would not have ended up with the great ceremony that we did without Jim’s help. On the day of the wedding he was even able to incorporate a few additional personal details that he noticed in the items we had decorating our wedding. Our guests also raved about the ceremony saying it was one of the best they had ever been part of. In the beginning we were looking for a wedding officiant, in the end we found a friend and we could not be happier.
If you want a personal, meaningful ceremony as part of your wedding delivered by a truly caring officiant, you cannot go wrong with Rev. Jim.
Kate and Ed