Testimonials
Additional non-solicited testimonials can be found on various sites; such as Yelp, Wedding Wire, and Project Wedding.



Hi Frank,

I hope you are doing well!  I've been trying to figure out how to post a review on your website.  I feel awful that it's taken so long.  But I have posted reviews for you on other wedding sites.  Here's what we've written if you'd like to copy and paste it on your website:

If I could give Frank 10 stars I would!  Frank was FANTASTIC!!!  EVERYONE loved him!  EVERYONE!!  I've never been to a wedding where guests had remarks on the officiant, but so many of our family and friends came to us with compliments on his service.

Prior to our wedding we had met with him at our local Starbucks.  He was very warm and personable.  He showed us the many variations of vows we could choose from and ways to personalize our ceremony. We also appreciated that he was very organized and responsive to e-mail. Payment and contracts were very straight forward.  Our marriage license was delivered by the time we got back from our honeymoon.  Everything was completely hassle-free!  On the day of the wedding, he came on time and even calmed our nerves.  He made for a very memorable secular wedding with the perfect balance of humor and sentiment.  Everyone was laughing. It was such a beautiful moment for us.  Even our string quartet sent us a thank you note and remarked on how much they liked working with Frank and his wonderful closing to my husband "Always remember, a happy life is a happy wife.."

I can't believe one of the quickest choices I made for my wedding was one of the best choices I made throughout the planning process!  He has a ton of reviews on his website.  Check him out.  I HIGHLY recommend him!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.  Thank you again for such a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Love, Lan & Jack.

Dear Frank,

Thank you so much for being a part of our "Big Day."  Your wonderful ceremony made it that much more special.  We received many compliments from our friends and family.  Many noted they have yet to attend a more entertaining or personalized wedding ceremony.  We really enjoyed working with you, as you were a pleasure to talk to.  At first we were concerned about hiring an officiant that we had met at a bridal expo, but your professionalism and attention to detail speaks for itself.  Our friends and family thought that your ceremony perfectly suited us: a lot of love, a dash of religion, all covered in humor.  We are glad you were there to share that special day with us.  It will definitely be unforgettable.

Our gratitude and much love,
Matthew and Connie Wilson

P.S. Our compliments to your wife's photos on your website!


Hi Frank:

Johnny and I wanted to give you big thanks for doing such a wonderful job on our ceremony.  I cannot tell you how many people told us that they have never been at such an enjoyable wedding ceremony filled with laughter.  So many people expressed how wonderful and funny you were and how you captured mine and Johnny's relationship.  As it has been said, our relationship has not been typical and we really wanted a non-traditional wedding to reflect that, and you helped to make that become a reality for us.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing your special calling with us.  We are glad we found you and would refer you to anyone in a heartbeat!  You are the best and great at what you do!

Much Love and Big Hugs,

John & Connie Cestr

9-5-08

Hi Frank,

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you again!

We really appreciated your level of detail and professionalism early in the process and on our wedding day.  Even when other parts of the service hiccupped, you handled it in stride and added just the right amount of control and comedy to smooth it over.  Your follow through with handling the court documentation was fantastic and the care you put into providing a nice memento of the day was a nice surprise! 

We wish you the best and hope other couples see the value you provide!

Take care,

Scott and Stacy Holmes

Frank,

We really want to thank you for the wonderful job you did in officiating our wedding ceremony.  We honestly believe finding you was a blessing in and of itself.  After our first officiant’s cancellation just 2 weeks before our wedding, we found you online and you were able to meet with us that very day (what a coincidence that you were marrying someone at the same location just the very next day!).

You were very professional throughout the entire process (even after the wedding) and calmed our nerves by making our meetings very fun and personable.  We have been getting so many compliments about our ceremony - saying that it "wasn't dripping with religion" and was just very much about life and marriage - which was exactly what we wanted, seeing as we come from two different religions (Jewish and Catholic).  You added just the right amount of humor that helped to make the large outdoor production feel more like a quaint, intimate ceremony.  Working with you on the wording and "order of events" was a pleasure and we were so happy with the outcome (after all, we're married!).

We appreciate all of your help, especially at such short notice, and look forward to seeing you at our vow-renewal in 50 years!

Best Regards,

Yair and Leslie Smolinisky 


Dear Frank,

Franco and I would like to thank you for officiating our ceremony.  You did an amazing job and truly made it personal and unique just for us, which is exactly what we were looking for.  We felt extremely comfortable with you to where we were actually able to feel relaxed.  Not to mention, our sincere thanks for adding the "extra touch" of  Italian just for us!! Our friends and family had nothing but compliments about the ceremony, indicating that it was the most flawless and enjoyable ceremony they had ever seen, as it really had a meaning!  We are truly thankful we found you and our sincere thanks for helping our day be one of the most perfect and memorable days of our lives.  Best wishes to you and your wife and your success.

Yours Truly,
Franco & Jaime Tamburrino

Hi Frank,

Tess and I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did for us. From the first time we met all the way through the wedding you were professional and responsive to all of our needs.  We received so many compliments on the way you conducted the ceremony, it was meaningful, funny and en-joyful.  We are truly blessed to have had you officiate our ceremony and will definitely refer you.

Very Best,

Joe & Tess Adams

Hey Frank,

Thank you for the great job you did at our wedding in Long Beach on June 21st.  Coreen and I were delighted with your performance.  Everybody has been asking about how we found such a great guy.  We both had several friends and family members compliment your work.   People (including our parents) loved the ceremony.  We all loved your delivery and sense of humor!

Frank, thank you very much.

Best Wishes,

Bobby and Coreen Irani

Dear Frank,

Casey and I would like to thank you so much for being a part of our day. People are still commenting on how nice the ceremony was and it's almost been a month.  You did such an awesome job of making Casey and I feel comfortable and relaxed.  We both were very nervous about standing up there in front of everyone.  You kept the ceremony light and easy.  Your words were poetry, it truly made our day that much more special.  You will always remain in our memories of our wedding day.  Thank you again.  I almost want to do it again -- it was so fun!

Always your friends,
Katie and Casey Chilcoat


Frank,
My wife and I would like to thank you for officiating our wedding. You did an outstanding job filling in as a Rabbi for our interfaith wedding. To be honest, we weren’t sure how the family was going to react to a non-traditional Jewish wedding but everyone had nothing but nice things to say. You added charm and wit and made our ceremony truly special by reciting the story of how my wife and I first met. Also, we found it to be a very nice touch that you even sent us the whole transcript of our ceremony to look back on and remember! We will definitely recommend you to family and friends who are looking for a personable and professional officiant. Thanks again Frank!
Sincerely,
Raymond & Sabina Keil

Hi Frank,

Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you.  It is certainly not that we haven't been thinking about it.  I definitely wanted to take the time out to thank you for the great job you did at our ceremony.  My wife and I were a bit unsure with hiring an officiant off the web to be honest.  And some of the responses we got from other sites were less than impressive. However, from our first meeting on, you were always very professional and easy to work with.  You did such a great job with the limited material we gave you that our guests were shocked that we had not known you for years.  You truly made our ceremony special, not only to us, but also to our family.  We can't thank you enough.  We would definitely recommend you to anyone who is even considering an officiant, and wish you all the best in your ministry.  Thank you again for helping to make our wedding ceremony something we will always cherish.

 Marc and Christine Sarver


WOW FRANK!  What a great ceremony.  What a wonderful day.  Frank, thank you very much for making our wedding so special.  Just the right amount of serious thought provoking material, laced with light-hearted humor and your personalizing it, making it so much more meaningful.

We were told that several of the golfers at the nearby driving range paused during the ceremony.  We were also told that a hummingbird hovered nearby throughout the proceedings.

Many of our guests had glowing remarks about you and the content of the service.  You apparently provoked some reflective thoughts in some of them about their own unions.  It could not have been more perfect!

Kathleen and Lou


Frank:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for marrying Nicole and I on Dec. 10, 2006.  The ceremony was, for us, the most beautiful event we have shared up till the birth of our first child, Jacob.  Your warm energy, infectious humor and consummate professionalism helped to make our wedding everything that we had hoped for, and more.  Nic and I appreciated your attention to detail and research in preparing how you addressed us and our families at the intimate setting at the park across the street from our home in Seal Beach, CA.  You had made the astute observation that I had become enthralled with Nicole and a certain "Red Dress" she had worn on our first date, and was able to create your words in such a way that had everyone in stitches.  All in all, if anyone were to ask me for a recommendation for someone to marry them I would not, and have not, hesitate to recommend you for their wedding.  All the best to you and your lovely wife.
Mahalos,
Brandon Woodward


 
Dear Frank:
Happy New Year!  What a lovely ceremony you performed for us…personable and humorous…everyone loved it!  We hope to keep in touch with you.  Give us a call when you’re up in L.A.All the best.
Claire & Michael Risoli


WOW!  I can’t say enough about Frank A. Meola, DD … Charm, Personality, Wit, Intellect, Humor, Humor, Humor, and above all – a TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONAL!

As a bridal vendor with ten+ years of experience, I have crossed paths with a vast group of individuals.  It is with great honor that I introduce you “soon to be” brides to this amazing Officiant.  Frank truly has a deep grasp of being able to customize ceremonies that will not only be memorable for you and your fiancée, it will be a ceremony stored in the memories of all!

Outstanding officiants are such a rarity.  I challenge all future brides to check him out.  Your upcoming wedding with Frank, his detail, and services from Tie The Knot Ceremonies will be worth every penny.  Trust me, you and your guests will be extremely happy!  After all, it is only once in a lifetime, and you want the person in charge of solemnizing your union to do it right!  You can always “touch-up” a flaw on a photo, but not your vows!

Beauty Unveiled

Frank:

Thanks for doing such a great job of keeping everything under control.  Your attitude and experienced advice were a major factor contributing to the success of the day.  I'm glad we choose you to officiate.

Art and Maren Grigg

Thank you for doing a wonderful job as the officiant for our wedding ceremony.  You were professional in every sense of the word, every step of the way.  We really appreciated the interest you took during the preparation phase to get to know us and make the ceremony ours, as well as fulfill any requests that we had.  With the actual ceremony you did a great job, just as we anticipated.  You delivered a beautiful wedding message and helped stir peoples emotions across a wide spectrum, from laughter to tears.  You made the ceremony relaxed, yet elegant.  Fun, yet romantic.  Frank, we really couldn't have been any happier with how you performed our ceremony.  It was terrific.

We'll keep in touch Frank.  We really do want to thank you for doing a great job.

Hope all is well in SoCal.  It's beginning to get a little chilly here.

Thanks again,

Adam & Shelley

My fiancé and I needed an officiant for our wedding in Laguna Beach at the end of June. After speaking with a couple of officiants, I found Frank. Upon our first conversation I knew he was the one for us. When we met with Frank for the first time, we both felt very comfortable with him. His warmth and sense of humor suited us perfectly. Frank took our family's needs into consideration and made the ceremony perfect for us, our family, and friends. Everyone commented on what a great choice he was for us as a couple. Thank you Frank for helping to make this day the most memorable ever.

Ernie and Betsy de los Santos
June 30, 2007, Laguna Beach, CA.

Hi Frank!

Terrell and I returned from our Tahiti honeymoon and wanted to write a testimonial in honor of the fabulous job you did officiating our Laguna Beach wedding.  Everyone is still talking about how funny, interactive, heartwarming, and original our wedding ceremony was.  You took our ideas openly of turning a usual traditional and somber wedding ceremony and making it into a fun, untraditional, yet meaningful one that all our guests could relate to and enjoy.  Many of our wedding attendees have told us that our wedding ceremony was the most fun ceremony that they have ever attended, in large part due to your good natured and fun personality.  You made us feel comfortable throughout the wedding ceremony process and incorporated our ideas to a tee.  Your ceremony had just the right touch of humor and sentimental undertones, which made everyone, no matter what age they were, feel at ease and left them all smiling.  The wedding ceremony book of our vows you mailed to us after the ceremony was a beautiful and touching surprise--thank you!  We would highly recommend you to anyone getting married.  You not only get your bride and grooms down the aisle, you make us all happy that you were there at the end of the aisle to join us together on our special day.

Thanks again Frank!

Kat & Terrell Proctor

Frank,

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and heartfelt.  You did a great job with the personal input … The ceremony keepsake book you sent us is awesome!  We love it!

Thanks again and God Bless.

Lisa & Randy Bickerdike