We are so glad that we discovered Rev. MacFarland for our wedding. Everything from the first meeting, to the rehearsal, to the ceremony, felt special with her. All of our guests agreed. In fact we had planned to write some of our own vows (and she encouraged us) but we ultimately decided that her proposed ceremony and verse were exactly what we wanted. She also made a point of recognizing those that are no longer with us, and made our little girls feel very included as well. She has a great balance of professionalism, spiritualism and warmth. I HIGHLY recommend Rev. MacFarland for your ceremony. She gave us an amazing memory that we'll never forget. Thank you Rev. MacFarland! - Ben D.
Oh my gosh, Reverend Shirley did such an awesome ceremony for us. Her attention to detail is out of this world. You will not find a better person than her to marry you. She is truly the best. - Barb & John
So glad we chose Rev. Shirley to ordinate our marriage. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to perform the ceremony- she made everything so special and was amazing!!! —Cindy Y.
Rev. Shirley MacFarland was exceptional for our 12/31/18 Wedding. Prior to our Wedding at our first meeting with Rev. Shirley, she walked us thru everything for our big day, she was so warm, and caring, and was extremely organized, and had tremendous attention to every detail. She made us feel completely at ease, and very welcomed. On the day of our wedding, Rev. Shirley arrived early, and went over everything before our ceremony to keep us calm, we had the most special, loving, intimate ceremony I have ever seen. Rev. Shirley made us feel like we were the only ones in the room with her! Rev. Shirley's words were so captivating, so loving, I cry writing this because we had the wedding of our dreams, because our ceremony was so unique, and filled with inspiration, and very special attention and care because of Rev. Shirley. I highly recommend Rev. Shirley, she is a beautiful person, who truly loves what she does for couples. We are so blessed, and grateful, that we had Rev. Shirley officiate our Wedding. With love - Paul & Jina
Rev. Shirley was absolutely professional and we felt it was the most meaningful and beautiful ceremony we had attended. Those who were in attendance said the same. If you want a personalized service that speaks to the heart and soul, this is exactly who you want to officiate your one-of-a-kind day. Beautiful. - Dennis and Denise
There are so many words to describe Ms Rev Shirley. When we first met her and she read the ceremony reading to us, I cried. It was the most beautiful and personal piece I’ve ever heard. She came to our rehearsal and wedding ready and punctual. I could go on and on about her but you’ll be reading for days. If you are looking for an officiant who will make your day about you, show you compassion, this is who you’re looking for. She’ll make you laugh and make you smile and all my guests LOVED her. Thanks so much Ms. Shirley! We appreciate you. - Mr. and Mrs. Claxton
Shirley was the perfect officiant. She incorporated the message we wanted to send out to our families with beautiful words. Our ceremony was perfect! - Jose and Kim
We could not be happier with the service Shirley provided. She was quick to respond to any questions we had, more then prompt to the ceremony, and went over everything with our families beforehand. The wedding was personal and very spiritual. We highly recommend her! - Jeff and Kim
Reverend Shirley was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. She was quick and responsive to all the questions we had. She ran the rehearsal smoothly and efficiently and helped everything go according to plan. On the wedding day, Reverend Shirley was charming and did an excellent job running our ceremony. Some of our long-married relatives even commented on the truth and value of the wise words in her ceremony's message. -Joe and Hilary
Rev. Shirley was EXCELLENT. We wanted a spiritual ceremony that still focused on God and religion even though we did not get married in a Church, and Rev. Shirley delivered the most passionate and emotionally amazing ceremony my family and friends had ever experienced. Make sure to have some tissues handy! :) Jim and I will never forget this day, and a big part of it is because of our ceremony and how personalized and beautiful Rev. Shirley's message was. In preparation, we met with her in her home, and went over line by line the process and flow of ceremony. She had wonderful suggestions and guided us in the right direction to ensure we had a powerful, meaningful and once in a lifetime moment. Her experience is vast and she works with all walks of love without judgment. She ensures that the ceremony is personalized specifically for you. I would recommend Rev. Shirley over and over again, as I am still receiving compliments, including phone calls, text messages and more from family and friends on how incredible our ceremony was. If you have found Rev. Shirley, consider yourself very lucky, she will give you a memory that will last a lifetime. I miss her already! - Jessica and Jim Mauer
Rev Shirley is a rare find. My guest are still talking of how amazing she was. Once you meet her and listen to her you won’t look any further. She made our special day so sweet and unique to us. My day wouldn’t have been the same without her. - Kelsey Lucido
Reverend Shirley and her husband were amazing. She really made us feel comfortable and by the end of our wedding , it felt like we had another family member in our attendance . She take a lot of pride and passion in what she does and her professionalism was out of this world. I would use her again and again and recommend her to anyone and everyone. - Paul Lucido
Rev. Shirley was the perfect person to marry us! She was just great! We met with her almost a year ahead of time and we ended up making some changes along the way but didn't think to tell her - thankfully she was accommodating to our unpreparedness!! She also rearranged her schedule when we decided to do a rehearsal last minute. We really appreciated everything she said and did for us along with keeping the rain away for our outdoor October ceremony! - Niki H.
Rev. Shirley was the best ! She was very professional, and we received numerous compliments from our guests on how well they loved her ceremony. - Tony H.
Rev. Shirley was extremely professional, and we absolutely loved the ceremony that she gave for us. We both highly recommend! - Tyler M.
Had the pleasure of being married by my Aunt Shirley on 12/29/17. The ceremony was fantastic and exactly what Betsy & I envisioned, simple and elegant. Shirley gave us plenty of options and guided us on designing the perfect ceremony. Thank you for making our special day absolutely perfect! - Wes (Dano)
I would like to thank you so much for being such a valuable part of our wedding. I am so happy I found you I couldn’t ask for a more professional and pleasant person. - Shashawna and Jonathan McCann
Stephen and I cannot thank you enough for our beautiful ceremony. We could not have imagined any words more perfect to join us in marriage than those you prepared for us. We loved our ceremony and received countless compliments on how beautiful your words are. Thank you for helping us communicate our love with all our friends and family and for joining Stephen and I in marriage. We are forever grateful! - Stephen and Chelsea Stockhaus
Rev. Shirley was the perfect person to marry us! We are not overly religious, but we both felt strongly that we wanted God's love to be a part of our service. Shirley was great! We met with her almost a year ahead of time and we ended up making some changes along the way but did not tell her - thankfully she was accommodating to our unpreparedness!! She also rearranged her schedule when we decided pretty last minute to do a rehearsal. We really appreciated everything she said and did for us. - Tyler and Niki Hosafros
We were elated with our experience with Reverend Shirley. She was professional and relayed the exact message we had wanted during our ceremony. She was able to take charge of our rehearsal making everyone comfortable with what their own special job might be. She was a doll even after I inadvertently forgot to tell her that our ceremony time had changed and she arrived an hour early. We had so many compliments on our ceremony and I spent most of the night agreeing that we absolutely loved our ceremony as well. - Dale and Ellen Feeney
My husband and I used Shirley for our wedding 7-15-17 and she was amazing! She worked with us during the rehearsal so everyone was confident in what to do. She was patient with our large bridal part of 18 and she made the ceremony beautiful and had great options for readings and vows. We are so happy we chose her and got so many compliments on the ceremony we would definitely recommend her to anyone! -James and Alyssa Kauaffman
I would like to say a very special thank you to Reverend Shirley MacFarland of Divine Love Ceremonies in Brecksville Ohio, our newest friend and " family member by adoption." She did a beautiful & moving wedding service---so inspirational, filled with love, nature, God and spirituality. We highly recommend her!! Xoxo - Lynn Denny Sampson-Patterson (Grandmother of Jessica Parcell married to Alex))
We highly recommend Rev. Shirley’s services. Mahalo (thank you) to Reverend Shirley for the awesome wedding ceremony she performed for us. As a same-sex couple (women) we went a non-traditional route with a Hawaiian themed wedding ceremony. Rev Shirley was very flexible in working through the ceremony with us both the choice of wording as well as the events which took place during the ceremony. The rehearsal really helped the actual day go smoothly. The day of the ceremony her presentation was dynamic and inspiring. We received all positive compliments about the ceremony including her delivery. - Irene Ward/Kathy Piazza
Reverend Shirley was amazing. She worked with us every step of the way and was very welcoming of our ideas. The ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch thanks to Shirley's guidance. If we had to do it over again it would definitely be with Shirley. - Jacob and Rebecca Crislip
Shirley is such a wonderful person to work with. She takes the time to learn who you are as a couple to make your day so special. Her words and vows during the ceremony not only welcome God but get down deep to the meaning of love and marriage. I couldn't have asked for a better person to unit my family. - Hali and Warren Ortiz
"Words cannot express the gratitude in our hearts for this wonderous gift of you in our lives! You have truly been a blessing - your care and attention to every little detail has made our special day perfect! We truly would have been lost without you. You turned trepidation of a seemingly daunting amount of work in such a short window of time into anticipation and excitement. From every inch of our hearts - THANK YOU!" - Saam and Waddell Johnson
"Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect and special. We appreciated the extra time spent with us prior to the ceremony to help us with planning and organization. The ceremony was even more perfect than I had hoped. We received so many complements on our lovely wedding. We will definitely recommend Reverend Shirley to anybody who is looking for a wedding officiant. Thanks again!" - Allison and Ryan O.
"Shirley was amazing! As soon as we met with her, I knew she was perfect for our ceremony. I couldn't even make it through running through the vowels without tears. We had about a fifteen minute outdoor ceremony that was perfect. I told my family before hand that they were really going to like Shirley, and they all loved her and thought what she had to say was really neat. I highly recommend her to anyone getting married." - Julie and Tim L.
"Reverend Shirley performed the most beautiful wedding ceremony i have ever heard. Uplifting, custom designed for us and there was not one single thing i would have changed !!! Everyone at my wedding was in awe of her ceremony and the wording ... Love her!!!" - Renee and Jeff J.
"Words cannot describe how pleased we were to have Rev. Shirley be the officiant at our wedding ceremony. She met with us prior to the wedding day and read though everything that would be said and made the appropriate changes then so everything would be perfect the day of the wedding and it was. She is a very warm and friendly person and made us feel confident from our first meeting with her that we were making the right choice in using her services. I highly recommend her to anyone who has an upcoming wedding." - Tara and Gene T.
"Beautiful and unique ceremony, received many compliments. She was able to incorporate both our religions into the ceremony and let us customize a few parts that we wanted. Would definitely recommend!!" - Lara and Zaid El Haddad
"Reverend Shirley Macfarland was the perfect officiant for the most important day in my life to date. She was the first and only officiant we interviewed for our ceremony. After meeting her and listening to the ceremony and vows she had written herself we knew she was the one. She is a beautiful person and we had so many compliments on our ceremony. She was always available to answer our questions and worked with us to make sure our vows were exactly what we wanted. I was extremely impressed with her and hope our paths cross again one day. Thanks, again, Reverend!!! - Elizabeth and Jeff Banks
"We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! The evening was beautiful, the setting was perfect but most importantly, the wedding ceremony was everything we had hoped for. Throughout the evening and even in the weeks afterwards, we have heard from nearly everyone how wonderful the ceremony was. Many have told us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever heard. We could not agree more! Some may recall their wedding day and recall the band, the DJ or the food but for these two"old lovers", we will always remember a very special ceremony written especially for us that was perfect in every way." - Tim and Bev Potts
"Thank you to Divine Love Weddings for such an amazing, and moving ceremony! Rev. Shirley MacFarland did a fabulous job and made our experience one that my husband and I will never forget. Rev. MacFarland was very accommodating, understanding and easy to work with. She put my husband and I at ease throughout the whole process and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for her, we would not have been as relaxed! She took care of all the smaller details and made sure that everything turned out as we had hoped. Not only did she perform a wonderful ceremony but she was quick on her feet! I got a bloody nose in the middle of the ceremony and she was able to quickly get me some tissues while keeping the ceremony running smoothly. She never missed a beat! To anyone looking for an officiant, look no further! Rev. MacFarland is great and I highly recommend her! Blessings to you Rev., and thank you again for making our day so special and filled with love!" - Matt and Kelly Ziaja
"Thank you Shirley from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful memorial service. It was everything I wanted and more. I know it was just meant to be that I found you because then you suggested the chapel and then it all fell into place and all the week when I was trying to make plans nothing was working but that was because if those plans would have worked then I would NOT have gotten what I was really supposed to get for the service. You did a great job and you have such a special light. It is a memory that will be dear to my heart as was my Mom. Thanks for your guidance in helping me honor her life. YOU ROCK!" - Robin Hillbery
"You were wonderful! Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. The words you said touched us and everyone else. Thank you so much for making our ceremony special!" - Brian and Lisa Myers
"Thank you so much for your great words at our wedding ceremony. I loved how it was so different with a traditional touch. Thanks for being a part of our special day." - Ryan and Alexis Muehling
"I knew when we talked on the phone that I wanted you to officiate, and I'm thrilled with the way everything went. Your vows just felt so true, so heartfelt. We both believe this marriage will work as well. Thank you so very much." - Mary Weber and Mike Strohmenger
"Rev. MacFarland performed our ceremony beyond our expectations. We were pleased at how well she made the wedding meet our specific needs. Her warm loving personality will certainly complement any wedding ceremony." - Shannon and Shawn Boal
"I had a chance to sit and meet with Rev. Shirley before I decided on anything. We met in her home. From the moment I met her I knew I had made the right choice - she was to be my officiant. She is warm and caring and puts all of who she is into her ceremony. I could not have asked for more. She worked one on one with me to make my wedding my own. I cannot tell her how thankful I am for all of her help. We had to make so many last minute changes. She was on top of it the whole time.
As for her ceremony, it was touching. There was not a dry eye in the place. My groom could not stop crying through the whole thing. We decided to go with the sand ceremony. (Rev. Shirley suggested it to me). It was fun and unique. No one at the service had ever even heard of it. The best part is you get to keep the vase when you're done. I put mine on my mantel and use the smaller cups as candle holders.It is my observation that the Reverend is open to new ideas. At our wedding we had two of our party playing guitar - one on acoustic and one on electric. This was new to Rev. Shirley and she was excited to see how it would go. It was great! My bridesmaid, Chaska, played the soft parts on acoustic and the groomsman, Johnny, played the rock version on electric. It went off without a hitch.
Once again, Reverend, I would like to thank you. You really did a wonderful job." - Deborah and Dan Mayor
"Thank you for everything. You truly are the best. You understood our beliefs and what we wanted to say. It came out perfect. I will recommend you to anyone and everyone. My family loved you. They thought you were great with the wording of our vows and that they fit us perfectly. Again thank you." - Mr & Mrs. Ryan and Jessica Deeb
"Thank you for performing our marriage ceremony in such a loving way. We couldn't have had a more beautiful ceremony. You have such a beautiful, loving and calming spirit. It was our privilege to have you with us on our wedding day." - Patty and Tony Winston
"We're still hearing what a beautiful wedding ceremony we had! This is because of everything you put into it. We are very blessed to have you in our lives." - Rod & Meredith Cosantino
"Thank you so much for everything that you did to help make our day so special. The ceremony was so beautiful. Everything was just as we wanted." - Angelo & Cheri Gorfido
"Thank you soooooo much Shirley! Weather and other issues aside, my wedding was wonderful and perfect. We are both soo happy we chose you as the officiant and appreciate your promptness, and professionalism. We will definitely recommend you to future couples." - Annie & Brian Murphy
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments in regards to our ceremony and I can truly say it was perfect. Everything was amazing and the words were beautiful. I loved every part of it. I can’t express how grateful we are! Thank you so much for the life long memory of our perfect day!" - Julie Zajac, Happy Bride because of you, and the Groom of course!
"It was an awesome wedding and we will be referring you to anyone we know getting married! Thank you guys so much! " - Mike and Erica Muth
"I wanted to thank you again for our ceremony. We really loved it. It was just beautiful. Everyone commented that it was the nicest ceremony they'd seen. We couldn't have asked for a better experience." - Brian and Meridith Johnson
"Bruce and I want to thank you for the most beautiful, spiritual wedding we could ever have imagined. It was so beautiful and perfect. The positive energy and spirit in that brief moment was amazing. Thank you for uniting us spiritually and giving us a PERFECT day!" - Linda and Bruce aka Mr. & Mrs. Stewart