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Premier Wedding Pastors

Germantown, MD, Montgomery County, MD

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Premier Wedding Pastors

Germantown, MD, Montgomery County, MD

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Premier Wedding Pastors exists to make your BIG day BEAUTIFUL and FUN! We are ordained experienced pastors who love providing premier wedding experiences. We offer a fully customized experience, crafting ceremonies to fit the values and story of each unique couple.

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Tanya V.

23 July 2019

Pastor Ed was a pleasure to work with. Words cannot describe how extremely thankful and grateful my husband and I are for his guidance in the months leading up to our big day. He truly took the time to get to know us each as individuals and as a couple. Each premarital session gave us the tools and resources to strengthen our relationship and building a strong foundation for our marriage. Pastor Ed was more than a mentor and leader to us. He also is someone we now consider a friend. He went above and beyond to make our big day special in every way. Our guests still cannot stop talking about how beautiful the ceremony was! We would highly recommend Pastor Ed without any reservation! More...

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Lina J.

18 June 2019

We found Pastor Ed on Google while looking for an officiant. We were looking for someone reliable, communicates well, flexible with the type of ceremonies they perform. We found everything we were looking for in Pastor Ed. After meeting him for the first time, we were confident that we won't regret choosing him. He is very organized, helped us with resources to prepare the ceremony we wanted, and performed it extremely well too. He made sure we get the beautiful/fun ceremony we were hoping for. More...

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Victoria

13 June 2019

Pastor Ed Choy was our officiant for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. For our entire planning process for all our vendors our first measure was their personality and character. Especially for photography and officiant who we would be dealing with in person A LOT. Pastor Ed met us at a panera bread for what we thought was going to be a 30 minute meeting and interview because we had already had a long day of a golf tournament and our twin nephews birthday party so we wanted to get home to bed. Our meeting ended up being 2/3 hours and I don't think we talked about the wedding for half of it. Pastor Ed is easy to talk to, he's understanding and he REALLY wants to get to know your story. My wife and I have a LONG story as high school sweet hearts who have gone through many ups and downs over the last 13 years and now we are married. Ed wanted to feel our story and get to know who he was marrying. That meant the world to us he wasn't just collecting a check.

He was flexible. We had hiccups in our timing and he lead the charge in adjusting and making sure my wife and I never stressed.

I have already recommended Pastor ed to many of my friends and I believe a few have hired him already.
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Rachael Blodgett

29 January 2019

Pastor Ed was such an important part of our wedding day. We signed up for premarital counseling sessions which helped us build a strong connection. We worked closely with him to tailor and personalize the ceremony script and he added his own flair during the delivery. We could not have asked for a better ceremony. And his positive energy during the ceremony and rehearsal really helped calm my nerves! So many guests told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony and my best friend (and maid of honor) ended up using Pastor Ed for her wedding the next year. So we had the pleasure of seeing him in action again! I can't recommend him enough! He really made our wedding special! More...

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Caroline Harman

24 October 2018

Pastor Ed, you were such a pleasure to work with! You truly made our wedding ceremony something special. My husband and I do not belong to a church, but we wanted to incorporate religious aspects to our ceremony. Pastor Ed met with us in person and talked with us over the phone many times to make sure everything was perfect. Just the thought of planning a wedding ceremony was so overwhelming to me, but Pastor Ed made the process so easy and fun! We were so impressed with how impactful and personal Pastor Ed made the ceremony experience- it felt like we have known him for years! We are so happy we chose Pastor Ed as our officiant- it was truly meant to be. More...

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Courtney

12 October 2018

We can’t say enough great things about Premier Wedding Pastors and Pastor Ed. We met with a few other officiants prior to meeting him and let’s just say there was no comparison. Pastor Ed took the time to get to know my (now) husband and I as a couple, he listened to our ‘love story’ and he articulated it beautifully at our ceremony. We had no idea where to start when it came to how we wanted our ceremony to go, and the services through Premier Wedding Pastors gave us multiple options and examples on what direction we wanted to go in. Pastor Ed came to our rehearsal dinner and organized our wedding party in a friendly and professional manner. On our wedding day, Pastor Ed definitely charmed the crowed, a guest even asked for his information for their own daughters wedding! It was obvious from the day we met him that he was genuine and wants you to have a stress free and beautiful day for your wedding. Highly recommend! More...

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Amanda

1 September 2018

Pastor Erik was amazing. He really made our day very special. He customized our Homily for us and listened to us when we had some... odd requests... He has such a warm and welcoming personality and made our day very special. Thank you for everything Erik. You did a phenomenal job! More...

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Brittany Nguyen

27 July 2018

PASTOR ED IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! I cannot say thank you enough to Pastor Ed for everything. He is truly the kindest and most caring Pastor we have ever met. My husband and I got married at the W Hotel in Washington, DC on 9/3/17 but live in Fort Lauderdale FL. I found Pastor Ed on theknot. He was very quick to respond from the second I inquired about his services. Email communication was very prompt. Pastor Ed was able to work around our travel schedule and set up meetings when we were in the DC area making it very easy on us. He was always on time and truly cared about what my husband and I wanted. He took the time to hear each of our stories and learn about our background and families. He made our Wedding Rehearsal enjoyable and fun. All of our family and friends absolutely loved him. The day of the wedding was perfect. We received so many compliments regarding Pastor Ed's ceremony readings. It was tailored to Kyem and I in every way imaginable. Everyone thought he was wonderful. If you are looking for a kind, caring and passionate Pastor look no further. Pastor Ed is the best! Thank you again! More...

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Becca Storrick

27 July 2018

If I could give Pastor Ed 10 stars, I would! He was absolutely wonderful to work with and made our wedding day so special. My husband is Christian and I am Jewish, so we wanted to create a ceremony that was non-religious, but celebrated some of the traditions of both. Pastor Ed worked with us to create a ceremony that was unique to us and our relationship and for that, we are so grateful. He was so energetic and just had a way of making everyone feel excited to be celebrating with us - guests even commented on how wonderful he did officiating the ceremony! Pastor Ed comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I would highly recommend him - especially for interfaith couples :) More...

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Victoria Birkey

27 July 2018

Ed was exactly what we were looking for when searching for an officiant. We were planning our wedding from out of state and didn’t belong to a church in the northern Virginia area. We chose the three premarital counseling sessions and I would highly recommend it to everyone even if you are out of state. We Skyped with Ed for each session and the whole experience was so fun and eye opening from start to finish. Through doing the sessions we got to know Ed and more importantly he got to know us as a couple and it made a huge difference when it came time for our ceremony. Ed was such a pleasure to work with and made the whole process easy with templates and outlines. I HIGHLY recommend Ed if you are looking for an officiant in the DC metro area, everyone loved him and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with him!!! More...

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Chi

2 June 2018

We can’t thank Pastor Erik enough for the beautiful ceremony and a wedding that he helped to make possible for us. He made the process so easy and manageable and were there to patiently answer our questions. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be our officiant. We loved the custom homily of our ceremony he provided to us! There are no words to express just how thankful we are! It was surely a GREAT DAY!
-Jeff & Chi
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Hard W.

8 May 2018

Pastor ED is amazing!!!!! He makes the ceremony enjoyable for everyone in attendance. He also makes the planning process super easy. I recommend him strongly!

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Stephane

23 March 2018

My wedding was on March23, 2018 in Frederick, MD. My husband and I wanted to get married religiously by a pastor but we were not members of any church in particular and hit many roadblocks. One of my friends recommended Pastor Ed and we learned he has a great passion for officiating weddings and helping couples have the ceremony they always wished for. Having Pastor Ed officiate our wedding was the best decision we made! Pastor Ed is very professional- he cared so much about making our ceremony personal, beautiful and lively. In additon to the ceremony, my husband and I had 2 sessions of pre-marital counseling which provided us with very helpful tools to take the next step in our relationship. Through these sessions Pastor Ed was able to get to know us and we got to know him, which made the whole experience so much better and We ever imagined. Pastor Ed also helped us woth the ceremony planning and ran the rehearsal like pro! We strongly recommend- he will not disappoint! More...

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Sam

10 December 2017

Pastor Ed from Premier Wedding Pastors was absolutely nothing short of amazing! With a month to go from our wedding, he more than accommodated us in the preparation of our ceremony. We had a multiethnic wedding with two different cultures—Filipino and American—and he did an amazing job giving respect to both cultures and traditions. Most importantly, he took time to get to know us and took interest in us both! We feel like he really understood what we wanted and he was able to deliver exactly what we hoped for in a wedding pastor without making the ceremony boring or lifeless. He provided personality to our wedding by mentioning our story and how we got together, as well as details about us as a couple. We really liked how he provided us with resources to choose from in designing our ceremony in terms of what he and others would speak towards during the ceremony. That made our job easy because we didn’t have to go hunting for things for people to read or homilies or anything like that. He even had these resources organized according to the level of religious undertone incorporated into the ceremony. This goes to speak towards how well organized he was and how you could tell he really took notes on us during our first meeting. It impressed us how he remembered things we discussed during our first meeting at later meetings because you don’t often find someone who recalls such details. We feel like with Pastor Ed, we received more than a wedding officiant but got someone who could perhaps provide us more as a couple—something we never expected. More...

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Rachel

2 December 2017

We love Pastor Ed! He provided an enormous amount of help, was flexible, charismatic and helped make our day so special and memorable!

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Jessica

21 October 2017

Pre-Marital Counseling:
We signed up for pre-marital counseling to get an honest, outside 3rd party perspective on our relationship and we are so happy we did! Ed really helped us explore reasons why we were feeling unhappy in some areas and taught us to think about love and how to love from a different perspective. It was great to be able to use some of the techniques we learned in our sessions during our planning process, especially in the times of high stress. While he was a little un-organized as far as scheduling was concerned, the content and lessons of the sessions were valuable to my husband and I. We recommend the counseling, even if you feel that you don’t need it.

Wedding Day:
Ed was absolutely amazing on our wedding day and we couldn’t ask for anything more! He “wow”-ed the crowd and all our guests kept telling us how wonderful and real our ceremony was. He added just the right amount of humor, when needed, and was able to ad-lib without missing a beat. He took time to help us craft our ceremony script to have the right mix of traditional and modern feel. We are truly so happy he was our wedding officiant and such a major part of our day!
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Becca

14 October 2017

Pastor Ed was absolutely wonderful to work with and made our wedding day so special. My husband is Christian and I am Jewish, so it was important to us to create a ceremony that was not overly religious, but celebrated some of the traditions of both. Pastor Ed worked with us to create a ceremony that was unique to us and our relationship and for that, we are so grateful. He was so energetic and just had a way of making everyone feel excited to be celebrating with us - guests even commented on how wonderful he did officiating the ceremony! Pastor Ed comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I would highly recommend him - especially for interfaith couples :) More...

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Thao

16 September 2017

When planning our wedding and choosing vendors, we consulted with three people. However meeting Pastor Ed for the first time we knew he would be the one to officiate our wedding! He was so easy going, compassionate and sincere. He really gets to know you as a couple so that he can share your love story. His smile and energy is truly addicting. And our friends and family really liked him! We highly recommend Ed if you want someone patient and kind hearted to officiate on your wedding day! More...

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Jesslyn

24 June 2017

We worked with Pastor Ed for our wedding this past November. From the moment we first met with him, we new that he was going to provide exactly what we were looking for in an officiant and then some. He worked with us to build a unique ceremony perfect for our special day, that truly reflected who we were as a couple. He was extremely flexible with building our ceremony and also provided feedback and guidance throughout the process. We would highly recommend Pastor Ed as an officiant to any couple looking for an officiant that will make their day truly special and unique to you! More...

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User4206684

1 June 2017

From the very first time we sent him an email to inquire about his services, he has always been so prompt to get back to us with good information and suggestions. And we immediately knew we had to have him after we met in person. He never pushed us to go with all the silly things other officiants offer just to jack up their rates. He is honest, engaging, and knows what he is talking about. He gave us an outline and samples so we can personalize our ceremony and he provided additions or tweaks as we were shooting for a 15-20 minute ceremony. He followed up on us to make sure we were ok (those who plan their own wedding know that there is so much to take care of, that it's a peace of mind to know that your officiant is on top of things). The rehearsal and ceremony were beautiful. Pastor Ed has a good tone of voice, he is charismatic, and has good command of the situation.

I will recommend Pastor Ed to everyone I know. He is simply great!
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Amanda

3 December 2016

Ed was an amazing officiant and so wonderful to work with! He was very easy to talk to and helped us customize our ceremony so that it was personalized and reflective of us. He had a lot of templates to work from which was helping in building out our ceremony, and made it such a fun process for us. He is very passionate about what he does and was very responsive. Ed's a great speaker too so our guests really enjoyed the ceremony! More...

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Elaine

25 September 2016

Ed was an amazing officiant for us. He was very easy to talk to and helped us customize our ceremony so that it was highly personalized and reflective of us. He had a lot of templates depending on how religious you want your ceremony to be--ranging from not religious at all to very religious. We chose somewhere in between. Ed's a great speaker too, so our guests really enjoyed the ceremony! More...

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Jessica

3 September 2016

Pastor Ed is an experienced and thoughtful officiant who helped us create a ceremony that was unique and reflective of our unique values. Coming from families from two separate religious backgrounds, my husband and I wanted an officiant who would help us celebrate who we are as a couple and the joining of two unique families -- Pastor Ed did that and more! From the beginning, Pastor Ed was highly responsive, helpful, and extremely organized, thinking through every detail so that the ceremony ran seamlessly on the day-of. We highly recommend Pastor Ed to officiate any wedding ceremony -- everything was perfect! More...

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Kiron M.

26 June 2016

My husband and I used Pastor Ed Choy as both our ceremony officiant and our premarital advisor. We can't say enough great things about Pastor Ed and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.(1) Premarital Counseling - Our premarital counseling sessions were excellent. My husband really wanted to have premarital counseling, but I was initially skeptical. However, Pastor Ed was a great listener. Our homework assignments between sessions identified potential areas of personality conflict and how to resolve any conflict. Also, Pastor Ed is very tech savvy. Although my husband and I were in DC, we were able to effectively do all the sessions over Skype.(2) Wedding Officiant - We had an Indian fusion wedding ceremony and Pastor Ed did a great job. He carefully worked with us weeks before the ceremony to make sure everything was perfect. He had excellent insight into intercultural ceremonies. He took our feedback and incorporated it into a beautiful ceremony. On the wedding day, he was amazing. He is very prompt and reliable. He also speaks clearly and confidently and was right on point with the ceremony.My husband and I would highly recommend Pastor Ed as a wedding officiant. Through this process, we have not only been able to call him our Pastor, but also our friend. More...

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Melanie

4 June 2016

After getting to know Ed during our wedding planning he is so much more than our wedding officiant, he is our friend. I can’t say enough wonderful things about him.

His passion for the Lord and his love of people is so genuine. You can really tell he cares about the couples he marries and wants the best for them.

Leading up to our wedding, our chats with Ed easily could have lasted all night. He got to know us and made us laugh but also was able to talk about the serious, deeper topics during premarital counseling.

Our ceremony was wonderful and personal since Ed had gotten to know us. Despite countless emails, he was constantly tweaking the draft until it was perfect. It really was beautiful.

Everyone at the wedding loved him too! He took time to talk with our families at the rehearsal and the ceremony. No one could believe we found him through Google! They thought we had known him for years and are still talking about how great he was!

We are so lucky we found Ed, he was the best part of our wedding! (besides getting married to my husband of course)
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Kiron

14 May 2016

My husband and I used Pastor Ed Choy as both our ceremony officiant and our premarital advisor. We can’t say enough great things about Pastor Ed and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.

(1) Premarital Counseling – Our premarital counseling sessions were excellent. My husband really wanted to have premarital counseling, but I was initially skeptical. However, Pastor Ed was a great listener. Our homework assignments between sessions identified potential areas of personality conflict and how to resolve any conflict. Also, Pastor Ed is very tech savvy. Although my husband and I were in DC, we were able to effectively do all the sessions over Skype.

(2) Wedding Officiant – We had an Indian fusion wedding ceremony and Pastor Ed did a great job. He carefully worked with us weeks before the ceremony to make sure everything was perfect. He had excellent insight into intercultural ceremonies. He took our feedback and incorporated it into a beautiful ceremony. On the wedding day, he was amazing. He is very prompt and reliable. He also speaks calmly, clearly, and confidently and was right on point with the ceremony.

My husband and I would highly recommend Pastor Ed as a wedding officiant. Throughout this process, we have not only been able to call him our Pastor, but also our friend.
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Jessica

29 August 2015

Pastor Ed is like family to my husband and I. Drew and I meant Pastor Ed in early 2015 while planning our wedding. We only met one officiant, but despite my chronic indecisiveness, I knew that Pastor Ed was the officiant for us. Drew and I decided to partake in premarital consulting, an easy choice for us since nothing is more important than investing in our relationship then and beyond the wedding. Since we decided to partake in consulting, we got to know Pastor Ed a lot more. We could tell that from day one, Ed genuinely cared for us as individuals and as a couple. He helped us learn so much about each other and about OURSELVES. We have kept in touch with Pastor Ed overs the years and we enjoy seeing his happy, smiling face whenever we do! More...

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Eupil

15 August 2015

A close friend recommended that we consider Pastor Ed Choy to officiate our wedding, and we were so blessed to have his presence and guidance as we prepared for our marriage. Pastor Ed exuded a genuine interest hearing our stories and getting to know us, and he applied our preferences in both planning and delivering a wonderful ceremony. Nearly three years (in five days) later, we are grateful that he approached the process with humility - everything, from providing options for the tone of the ceremony to advice that we sought about our relationship, was always about us and sprinkled with the wisdom of a seasoned pastor and family man.

Pastor Ed was a wonderful speaker and carried a presence and gentle command that made our meetings, rehearsal and wedding day run incredibly smoothly. He asked for our preferences, but ultimately always had a solution to any hiccups that we encountered and was quite unflappable under pressure and in keeping us calm through the unexpected. When reflecting on our wedding, it seems that the perfect officiant is one who leads and guides, but at the same time is keeping you in the limelight, and that really was Pastor Ed. While he was very gregarious, he was also incredibly professional, patient and respectful of the cultural traditions of our families. Regardless of what type of ceremony you are hoping for, Pastor Ed is certainly the person who can truly make your wedding day remarkable!
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Meghan

18 July 2015

Ed was an amazing addition to our wedding! We cannot begin to describe how thankful we are to have found him. We were nervous about finding an officiant that balanced the ritual and ceremony of a wedding with fun. After our first meeting with Ed, we knew he was exactly the person we wanted to marry us! Besides his overall fun and easy to talk to demeanor, he seemed genuinely happy to be marrying us. That’s a very important distinction and was largely the reason we cancelled all of our future appointments and booked him on the spot. To help show you how great Ed was/is, here is a little story: A week or so before the wedding I may or may not have been freaking out a little bit... But as soon as we spoke with Ed to finalize details of the rehearsal and ceremony he helped put everything into perspective and we felt so much better! Having a go-to person who’s done this before is a necessity for a new bride, as I’m the first of my friends to get married and really had no idea what to expect. He is very experienced and has great advice. He made sure that we were able to enjoy our wedding, take a breath and pause to enjoy each moment. Our ceremony was beautiful. Ed made us laugh, especially when I couldn’t help but cry. It was the best day, and it began without a hitch largely due to Ed! Oh and it’s important to mention that he literally saved our honeymoon! Sitting in the Charlotte airport, we realized that a copy of our marriage certificate was required as proof for the honeymoon package at our resort. After a quick text to Ed, he sent us a picture right away and problem solved! We are so grateful that Ed was a part of our wedding! More...

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Meeting unique couples, hearing there stories, and being part of one of life's most significant moments. Developing unique ceremonies in which couples have fun, are moved, and never forget never gets old!

My love for love and weddings and the opportunity to meet so many amazing couples in my community.

We provide a no pressure custom experience that allows you and your guests to fully enjoy the incredible moments that make up a wedding ceremony. Whether you have no idea what you want or know exactly what you want, we work with you to craft a BEAUTIFUL and FUN ceremony.

Services

Beyond the customized experience we offer to make your BIG day BEAUTIFUL and FUN we also offer premarital counseling. We are certified facilitators with Prepare-Enrich with years of experience. All our pastors are ordained with formal education and years of pastoral experience as well.