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The Vow Keeper

Sunfair Heights, California

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The Vow Keeper

Sunfair Heights, California

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Jeana Jones

12 October 2019

My husband and I traveled from out of state to elope in beautiful Palm Springs. While searching for wedding officiant's, I came across The Vow Keeper! Mrs. Charlotte went above and beyond in helping us organize our elopement, providing an ample amount of options, advice and accommodations. The entire experience with Charlotte and Larry as our officiant and photographer couldn't have been more perfect! They arrived early to Joshua Tree National Park to explore the area with us in order to pick the perfect spot for our ceremony and spent time afterwards to capture every memorable moment possible. We couldn't be more pleased with their services and we highly recommend The Vow Keeper to anyone in the National Park area for their ceremony. More...

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Elmer Rivera

5 August 2019

She was amazing and improvised when a curve ball was thrown her way. She was amazing!!!! Would choose her all over again.

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Giulia Marrone

2 August 2019

Thanks to Charlotte we managed to plan and achieve, the marriage we were looking for.
Even with a very short timing, she made everything so easy and smooth, helping us in suggesting the best solutions, careful in every detail,

With her being our Officiant, we couldn’t ask for anybody more suitable for the occasion:
Her warmth, gentleness and understanding made our day even more special!
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Stacey

5 July 2019

Charlotte is an absolute dream! I am so happy she officiated our wedding! We could have not asked for a more glowing, happy, and loving person to work with! I was planning from across the country and Charlotte was so helpful! I am truly truly thankful she was part of our special day and I hope that we remain in touch because she will brighten up any day! More...

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Alexis Kahn

28 June 2019

Charlotte and Larry were absolutely amazing when it came down to planning our elopement. They have great suggestions on photography and location. They were beyond kind and professional. They made our day even more special.My husband and I wanted an intimate beautiful moment in nature with some beautiful photographs of us and we got way more than we expected. Our photos were beyond our expectations all because we took Charlotte's advice and eloped in the morning. Highly recommend if you want an intimate nature inspired wedding or elopement. More...

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Megan Worley

23 June 2019

she has been so helpful and patient since the moment i called her. the price is so cheap for such high quality assistance and pictures. she has a sense of humor and romance along with being professional. she answered every question i had as soon as i asked and was there through the whole process before the wedding and during. the pictures and the wedding site were TRULY AMAZING! if she can put up with a group of young marines, she can get you through anything. i highly recommend this sweet woman as your photographer and wedding officiant. you will be very pleased More...

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Eliza Hall

30 May 2019

We would give Charlotte all the stars in the world if we could. From the first moment we enquired with Charlotte she put our minds at ease about the entire process. Before we had even confirmed our booking with Charlotte she was providing us with so much help and information.. it's obvious that it is more than just a 'job' to Charlotte - she is a wonderful, lovely person who lives for love and romance! Of course we went ahead and booked Charlotte for our special day, (we couldn't risk her being booked out for anybody else). We eloped from the UK in the Joshua Tree so we were nervous about the arrangements being so far away and we were unclear about the american wedding license process. Charlotte completely put our minds at ease, answered all of our questions thoroughly and efficiently and gave us step by step instructions on what to do with the license process, she went above and beyond. Charlotte has an impressive website filled with tons of information which we found extremely helpful. We also used her wedding ceremony templates and examples to create a ceremony that suited us and felt personal and special. When we stood saying our vows to each other, we felt so comfortable in Charlotte's presence like a friend was stood with us, marrying us. I am so grateful we found Charlotte and she will forever remain a very special person to us. Thank you Charlotte. More...

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Rian Holland

29 May 2019

We were married by Charlotte in Joshua Tree National Park in May 2018. We are British so we were understandably a little nervous about eloping in California, but from the very first email, Charlotte set us completely at ease.

She helped us pick out our perfect vows, evaluated our choices and gave us helpful and insightful ideas to make them better. She even incorporated a Celtic Handfasting ritual into the ceremony (my husband is Irish).

There are a few different officiants in the area, but the moment I met Charlotte in person on our wedding day, I knew we had made the right decision. She was warm and kind and made our wedding better than we had ever dreamed. The setting she suggested in the park was incredibly beautiful - she knows the landscape and the area so well, so our photographs are the most fabulous, stunning images I've ever seen! She made the best day of our lives absolutely perfect. We are so pleased we went with her!
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Julia Trevino

29 May 2019

Charlotte, "The Vow Keeper," is wonderful to work with. She is highly professional, kind and compassionate. The wedding photos are amazing! Thank you Charlotte and Larry for your hard work and helping to make my daughters wedding a success! More...

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Daniel Vasile

28 May 2019

I am so glad we chose The Vow Keeper. It was such a pleasant experience from start to finish. Highly recommend.

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Catie Nienaber

3 May 2019

Charlotte was our wedding officiant and was professional and responsive with every communication from beginning to end. Her years of experience served as a steady anchor during our rehearsal and helped calm our nerves. She is very attentive to detail too, making sure we were happy with every choice that was made. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get married out in the desert. I'm SO thankful we chose her. More...

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Kate Maker

30 April 2019

What can we say about Charlotte and our perfect wedding day/ceremony?! Our day was magical starting right away with our meet-up with Charlotte and her husband. Big hugs right away. Charlotte and her husband were so genuine and special it made our day even more special. The ceremony we selected was gorgeous and the location Charlotte took us to was so private and offered beautiful views of the park. Our pictures are stunning, and we couldn’t be happier with the entire process. We came from out of town, but we felt right at home in the desert with Charlotte celebrating our wedding day. More...

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Tyler Gould

30 April 2019

Charlotte was excellent throughout our entire experience. She responded very quickly to emails, provided suggestions that worked well with our ideas, and made the overall experience extremely simple and memorable. We utilized her services as wedding officiant, wedding photographer, and wedding planner. Her and her husband made our elopement much easier than we originally expected. She was flexible with our elopement location, time of ceremony, and photography desires while also incorporating her own helpful recommendations. Charlotte exceeded our expectations and we were very happy with our special day. More...

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Rachael Coates

16 March 2019

After visiting Joshua Tree together a few years ago, we always said how much we would love to get married there. When we booked another holiday to America for January 2019, we initially joked we could do our wedding vows whilst we were there. After thinking it through a bit more, and speaking to our families, we decided to go ahead with our dream ceremony. Being from the UK we had no idea where to start so we did a quick Google search and contacted various people/companies who were advertising elopement packages. We knew we would need a witness, and that we also wanted some professional photographs taking so when we spotted the Charlotte and Larry officiant and photography package it sounded perfect. From the initial contact Charlotte was responsive, friendly and professional, providing us with all the information we needed. She was very flexible in terms of us designing our ceremony as we wanted it. When we heard about the government shutdown, which meant the park was at risk of closure (and then did actually close!) Charlotte was there updating us, and offering other suggestions if we could not access the park as planned.

On the day, Charlotte and Larry were incredibly welcoming and we immediately felt at ease. We found the spot we loved and had great fun taking some before ceremony photos. I am usually pretty camera shy but I felt totally at ease and enjoyed every minute! The ceremony was perfect, and Charlotte really got the balance between leading the ceremony and stepping back and allowing us to enjoy our incredibly intimate and special moment.

The aftercare was equally as impressive, with Charlotte and Larry having over 200 beautiful edited photos for us to access and share with our loved ones within 24 hours, followed by another 500 pictures a week later! The picture quality is excellent and both Charlotte and Larry had an eye for capturing great shots which really reflect how magical the whole experience was.

All in all, it was an incredible experience from start to finish and we could not recommend Charlotte and Larry highly enough. Sorry it has taken us a little while to write the review! Lots of love from London xxx
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Holly S.

12 March 2019

Charlotte was the perfect wedding officiant. She was able to accommodate a last minute change in schedule due to weather issues. She was open to making the ceremony exactly what we wanted and she helped us feel calm and centered on our special day. Charlotte performed a Native American smudging ceremony that was thoughtful and unique to us. Charlotte also snapped some photos of us before our photographer started her session. This was a lovely treat and she texted us the pictures that night so we had some awesome memories delivered to us with no wait. I highly recommend Charlotte for any type of wedding, elopement or special ceremony. More...

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Alex Smith

5 March 2019

Charlotte was an absolute pleasure to work with, from first e-mail to watching her drive away. She felt more like a friend or family member, her positive attitude and level of professionalism can’t be matched. My new wife and I could not have asked for a better person to officiate our elopement. More...

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Matthew Stephen Berkowitz

28 January 2019

Charlotte was 10 out of 10! She officiated our wedding at Spencer's in Palm Springs and she was absolutely perfect. The ceremony was so beautiful. I contacted her within 2 weeks of my ceremony after our officiate dropped out and Charlotte picked up all the pieces and made our day so special!! I highly recommend her More...

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kara w.

16 October 2018

Charlotte came highly recommended as an officiant by our neighbors and we appreciated that she is local to Yucca Valley. From the initial contact through our ceremony, she was helpful, patient and lovely. She is very responsive and easy to reach with questions. Her attention to detail and recommendations are spot on. It was nice to have one less thing to worry about in our wedding planning journey! More...

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Jeanette

17 July 2018

Charlotte was amazing! We wanted a casual yet meaningful elopement in Joshua Tree, and The Vow Keeper delivered.
I absolutely would recommended her. Her Photography services are great as well and very reasonable prices for what you receive. If you want a wedding with an upbeat, warm, professional vibe, than please contact the Vow Keeper you won't have to worry about anything. More...

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George R.

12 July 2018

We hired the vow keeper (Charlotte) for our wedding services. We had planned to get married in the desert sunset of Joshua tree... However, a thunderstorm appeared out of nowhere and it rained horribly. Charlotte was stuck but she made every attempt to make it to our wedding. She made it out of her way and through horrible, flooded conditions to our air b n b in yucca valley! She arrived and not only was she polite, warming, and professional but it felt like she was part of our family. Thank you Charlotte for everything and for being so kind and for marrying my wife and I!!! We will definitely recommend you to family and friends! God bless More...

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Laura

10 May 2018

Charlotte was so easy to work with and executed the ceremony perfectly!

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christine

1 May 2018

Charlotte, is simply amazing. Planning a wedding albeit small is a very stressful and daunting task. It was so comforting and helpful to have a true professional helping us out along the way. Charlotte is responsive and has substantial experience. She seemed truly excited to be a part of our wedding. Although she is a professional officiant and I’m sure she marries people all of the time, she made us feel as if our wedding was the most important and it was apparent that she understood the significance of our day. We received compliments from our guests about her. If you need an officiant, Charlotte is your person! Would gladly book her for my next wedding lol, jk. Seriously though, book her, she’s good. More...

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Scott C.

1 May 2018

Charolette was very accommodating and helpful, given the short timeframe we had to operate in. She made great suggestions, including the perfect location inside Joshua Tree NP. The weather was beautiful and everything happened smoothly and without a hitch. Clearly, Charolette's goal was to make this a memorable and stress-free event. More...

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Christine H.

1 May 2018

Charlotte, is simply amazing. Planning a wedding albeit small is a very stressful and daunting task. It was so comforting and helpful to have a true professional helping us out along the way. Charlotte is responsive and has substantial experience. She seemed truly excited to be a part of our wedding. Although she is a professional officiant and I'm sure she marries people all of the time, she made us feel as if our wedding was the most important and it was apparent that she understood the significance of our day. We received compliments from our guests about her. If you need an officiant, Charlotte is your person! Would gladly book her for my next wedding lol, jk. Seriously though, book her, she's good. More...

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Christine

22 April 2018

Charlotte was incredibly helpful in helping us plan our special day. Her knowledge of the Joshua Tree area helped us choose an amazing and memorable location for our ceremony. She answered all of my emails and texts promptly and is very professional. We hired her husband to take pictures and Charlotte took some as well. We were very happy with the pictures. Overall Charlotte and Larry facilitated a beautiful day for us and we recommend them very highly. More...

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Steph

2 April 2018

Charlotte was amazing from the get-go! She was responsive and available for calls. She's one of the best professionals I've worked with during our wedding, provided excellent client service and was also a great person. She helped us draft our ceremony and as our officiant, performed it perfectly on the day-of. Her website is an amazing resource! It provides an immense amount of useful information and anything you need from wedding planning advice to legalities. We came all the way from Montreal Canada to get married in Joshua Tree, CA and her website proved super useful for all the legal information and technicalities that we needed to be aware of. Charlotte makes things easy, which is a blessing during wedding planning! I would recommend her to anyone looking to get married in the Joshua Tree area and nearby. Thank you Charlotte/The Vow Keeper!! More...

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patrick

9 March 2018

Charlotte was a joy to work with!

From the start, with the planning stages, to the elopement ceremony, and the follow-up with the logistics at the tail end; it was one of the better experiences we've ever had!

Would recommend her and her services to anyone..
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Ellie N.

9 March 2018

Charlotte was amazing. My husband and I decided to get married out in Joshua Tree in an intimate ceremony. We needed an officiant that was local and would be able to come to our location. I found The Vow Keeper just through some searching online and read some awesome reviews. I contacted Charlotte and she got back to me immediately.She gave us a few different options to choose from for the ceremony, which was nice and worked with my husband and I to get a date set and time for the ceremony. She followed up with us right before the wedding and when she showed up she was very kind and helpful. She made the entire process smooth and stress free. Thank you Charlotte for being there on our very special day! More...

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Alexandra

16 February 2018

Wish I could give 6/5 stars on all!! Charlotte is fantastic!!
We decided to elope to Joshua Tree for the beautiful setting and the world-class post-nupital rock climbing, and everything went incredibly smoothly.
Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with. She answered all of our questions, accommodated all of our requests, and put us completely at ease.
If you are able, I would 100% recommend doing the additional photography package. Not only did we have a fantastic time taking fun and romantic pictures against the spectacular rocks, but those photos came out great and will last forever. We definitely recommend Charlotte to anyone considering getting married in the Joshua Tree area.
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Alex C.

15 February 2018

Wish I could give 6/5 stars!! Charlotte is fantastic!! We decided to elope to Joshua Tree for the beautiful setting and the world-class post-nupital rock climbing, and everything went incredibly smoothly. Charlotte is an absolute pleasure to work with. She answered all of our questions, accommodated all of our requests, and put us completely at ease. If you are able, I would 100% recommend doing the additional photography package. Not only did we have a fantastic time taking fun and romantic pictures against the spectacular rocks, but those photos came out great and will last forever. We definitely recommend Charlotte to anyone considering getting married in the Joshua Tree area. More...

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Dela

12 February 2018

It was a beautiful ceremony! Thank you Charlotte for all your guidance and execution of our Native American ceremony! It was the happiest of days and we shall always remember your contribution! We feel blessed that we found you! We are so very happy! More...

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Rebekah

19 January 2018

5.0 star rating 1/19/2018
We had Charlotte officiate our wedding in Palm Springs on 01/06/2018. From the moment we first contacted Charlotte, she was so responsive, helpful, professional, and resourceful. She has a number of examples of wedding ceremonies available on her website, which we used, and which allowed us to create a ceremony that represented us as a couple. We had so many guests compliment how personal, beautiful, and enjoyable our ceremony was! Charlotte was a pleasure to work with, and we are grateful we found her. I can't imagine having a more perfect ceremony! My only regret is that I didn't get to talk to her more the day of, since we both have a connection to the east coast of Canada. :) Thank you Charlotte for everything! More...

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Rebekah S.

19 January 2018

We had Charlotte officiate our wedding in Palm Springs on 01/06/2018. From the moment we first contacted Charlotte, she was so responsive, helpful, professional, and resourceful. She has a number of examples of wedding ceremonies available on her website, which we used, and which allowed us to create a ceremony that represented us as a couple. We had so many guests compliment how personal, beautiful, and enjoyable our ceremony was! Charlotte was a pleasure to work with, and we are grateful we found her.  I can't imagine having a more perfect ceremony! My only regret is that I didn't get to talk to her more the day of, since we both have a connection to the east coast of Canada. :) Thank you Charlotte for everything! More...

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Jessica

2 January 2018

I honestly can't say enough good things about Charlotte! While planning our Joshua Tree National Park wedding, we found an officiant that we decided to go ahead with. A couple months away from the wedding and after paying the fee, the officiant completely stopped responding to all communication. After trying to get ahold of them for weeks, we demanded our money back and had to hurry up and find a new officiant. Charlotte was the first one to get back to us and we knew instantly that we wanted to go with her. She was so helpful right off the bat. Knowing we were from out of town, she made sure we knew what to expect in the park during the winter. We had planned our wedding a little too late in the day and right away she suggested moving our wedding timeline. She also made sure that we knew about the paperwork that needed to be completed to get married within the national park. When we asked about recommendations for dinner and a bakery for our cake, Charlotte had plenty of suggestions and would tailor them to what we had in mind (and the cake was DELICIOUS).

The day of the rehearsal, we ended up being a half an hour late. She was kind enough to wait for us that long (we couldn't even get ahold of her to let her know- no cell service in JTNP) and helped us pick the perfect spot for our wedding. Both days we worked with her, she was so kind and genuine. You can tell she knows just what she is doing. She had everything so together and knew exactly what we needed. We are so happy we chose Charlotte to perform our marriage. Our family and friends that joined us all had great things to say, as well. If you're considering having Charlotte perform your marriage, you won't find a better person for the job. She helped make our day so special.
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Jonathan P.

30 December 2017

What can we say that hasn't already been said about Charlotte.  If you're getting married in the Palm Springs area, stop looking for an officiant.  You've found her.  Charlotte was a pleasure to work with from our very first phone call.  She was comforting and patient when answering all of our questions.  She worked with us much more than she had to so we could be sure that our ceremony and vows were just right.  She even sent over tips we didn't consider about getting married in Joshua Tree National Park.Side story: We were worried about guests in the back of our 100 person crowd not being able to hear our wedding ceremony since an amplifier wouldn't work with our setup.  We mentioned this to Charlotte and find out that she used to be an opera singer.  Volume turned out to not be an issue.  :)In short, she is the pro that you want to be involved in your wedding.  She was a pleasure to work with and we were so, so happy to have her be a part of our special day. More...

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Greta

18 November 2017

Charlotte was amazing! Very sweet, professional, and accommodating to our sunrise ceremony. I highly recommend her!

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ashley s.

25 October 2017

Charlotte's experience and professionalism made for great peace of mind on what seemed like a whirlwind of a month leading up to a perfect day.  Our vows were short, sweet and special - just how we wanted it.  Charlotte was very accommodating of our requests and we'd certainly recommend her to anyone wanting to make their desert wedding perfect. More...

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Kez

4 October 2017

Charlotte was an absolute joy to work with! We had a private elopement, so it was just the three of us and it felt natural and completely beautiful. Would highly recommend!

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Karen

3 October 2017

We travelled from England to marry in Joshua Tree National Park in September. We had quite a few discussions with Charlotte via email in the months leading up to the wedding. As UK citizens we had no idea what official paperwork needed to be completed before we arrived in the country. Charlotte was extremely quick to reply and gave us all the information we needed to ensure we had prepared everything correctly.
On the day Charlotte was the perfect officiant and Larry (Charlotte's husband) was also the perfect photographer and witness. The ceremony was even better than we could have hoped for. We exchanged our vows in the perfect location while Charlotte conducted the ceremony with professionalism whilst in an informal and very friendly way. Charlotte and Larry made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and we couldn't have wished for a better day.
Both Paul and I can't recommend Charlotte highly enough. For anybody considering marrying, do yourselves a favour and choose The Vow Keeper to carry out your ceremony. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Thank you Charlotte and Larry for a wonderful day.
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Natalie

16 August 2017

Charlotte was wonderful! She was super friendly and very informative from the first call we made to her :) She helped us plan and organize everything! We eloped to Joshua Tree on 8/11 and Charlotte helped and explained how everything would work and go from getting the park permit, to knowing the best locations in the desert for the ceremony and photos, to even helping me write our own vows to flow in the ceremony, to being very clear on the instructions for completing the marriage license paperwork. She was also very quick to respond to any calls/texts/emails. Highly recommended :) More...

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Alena

23 July 2017

Charlotte and Larry are amazing! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant and photographer for our elopement in Joshua Tree. From the beginning, Charlotte was super accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. With her direction and openness to our ideas, we were able to bring our vision for our wedding to life. The pictures Charlotte and Larry took of my husband, daughter, and I are truly breathtaking and have allowed us to share magical memories with our family and friends. They were such a pleasure to work with and we could definitely tell that they take a lot of pride and joy in what they do. We highly recommend their services to anyone interested. More...

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Adeyling F.

11 July 2017

We couldn't have chosen a better officiant! Charlotte quickly responded to every email we sent, and every phone call we made. She had multiple ceremonies to choose from on the private website she shared with us, and we chose a short and sweet ceremony. She embraced my (now) husband and I as soon as we arrived to our ceremony location to meet her, and made us feel very comfortable! During the readings, when I began to cry, Charlotte handed me a handkerchief, which happned to have yellow flowers, my favorite color! I was very surprised by her kind gesture. At the end of the ceremony, she carefully explained the process to get our marriage certificate, and made sure our witness signed within the lines so our license application would not get rejected. She also gifted us a "Key to a Happy Marriage" before we said our goodbyes. Charlotte was just wonderful, and I can't tell you how grateful we are to have found her. I truly recommend her. You will love her as your wedding officiant! More...

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Erika S.

24 May 2017

Charlotte, Charlotte! She is just THEE most wonderful lady! It was a pleasure having her officiate my wedding. She's so calm and just has such great energy. She arrived on time, even though our venue was difficult to find. On top of that, two of our groomsmen were late but she waited for them to arrive and never did she become upset about it. She was just so patient. I can't thank her enough for that! Everyone loved the way she spoke and how she expressed herself. You may think that getting someone you don't know, to officiate your wedding makes it less personal but that's not the case with her. She lets you hand pick parts for the ceremony. I'm so happy I can look back and have such a beautiful memory. Thanks again Charlotte!!! More...

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Francesca L.

4 May 2017

Charlotte was absolutely AMAZING!! My now husband and I decided to elope on Joshua Tree and were lucky enough to find charlotte. We had no idea what kind of ceremony we wanted or where but she helped us every step of the way and we had a perfect day. I would highly recommend her. She is so kind and knowledgeable. She really did make our day that much better and for that we cant thank her enough More...

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Kacy J.

10 January 2017

I'm so grateful that we were able to have Charlotte as our officiant for our Joshua Tree elopement. She was incredibly accommodating and struck just the balance we were looking for in a light-hearted but meaningful ceremony. We also really appreciated her energy and were happy for her to be a part of such a special day. More...

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Laura

19 December 2016

Charlotte was just amazing! We had a small ceremony with just family and close friends and I can tell you that Charlotte just made it so beautiful and special.

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Nathan

10 December 2016

Charlotte was perfect! She was incredibly helpful; even knowing that my wife and I were just in the planning stages and not set on Joshua Tree or her services, she still helped us understand an amazing amount of information and walked us through the entire process. She understood that my wife and I are of different nationalities and went above and beyond in providing clear, helpful, and important knowledge to making sure that our marriage would be legally recognized in our respective countries. At our ceremony, it was apparent that she gets a great amount of enjoyment out of what she does and genuinely loves bringing people together. I really can't recommend her enough. More...

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Andrew

10 November 2016

Charlotte was an absolutely wonderful officiant for our elopement! My wife and I decided to do our wedding in Joshua Tree about 3 weeks before our selected date. Charlotte was VERY accessible through the whole process and made it extremely easy to plan. We had never been to JT before, so her suggestions as to where we should do it, drive times, and things like that were super helpful.

When we arrived, Charlotte was already there and waiting exactly where she said she would be. The ceremony was short and beautiful, with Charlotte setting the mood and tone for it really well. Very happy that we chose her - we absolutely loved the way our wedding came out and she was a very big part of that!
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Jared

10 November 2016

Look no further than Charlotte aka The Vow Keeper!

My wife Casey & I travelled from Australia for our Wedding Ceremony in Joshua Tree National Park, and it was everything we hoped it would be!

Charlotte was so helpful, informative, positive and genuinely caring. It made the whole experience come together. Her advice in the lead up to the event, and after the event had passed, was thoughtful, kind and so very much appreciated.

Thanks so much Charlotte... we couldn't have done it without you!

Casey & Jared
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Andrew H.

10 November 2016

Charlotte was an absolutely wonderful officiant for our elopement! My wife and I decided to do our wedding in Joshua Tree about 3 weeks before our selected date. Charlotte was VERY accessible through the whole process and made it extremely easy to plan. We had never been to JT before, so her suggestions as to where we should do it, drive times, and things like that were super helpful.When we arrived, Charlotte was already there and waiting exactly where she said she would be. The ceremony was short and beautiful, with Charlotte setting the mood and tone for it really well. Very happy that we chose her - we absolutely loved the way our wedding came out and she was a very big part of that! More...

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Sofia

6 November 2016

The vow keeper (Charlotte) was the first officiant we found when we decided to get married inside Joshua Tree National Park. Even though we tried looking at other officiants, everything pointed towards Charlotte, and we are so grateful that she officiated our ceremony. From the first time I spoke to her, I could tell she was very professional, but also very warm and committed to help us create the magical day we were dreaming about. She has been extremely helpful and responsive about every aspect of our planning, and has provided us with so many resources to help us design the perfect ceremony. We flew all the way from Europe for our elopement, and when we finally met her on our wedding day, we could truly feel she was there for us, and dedicated to do her very best for everything to be perfect. And it was!!! We feel blessed that she was our ceremoniant, and wish every couple could be so lucky to have her officiate their wedding! More...

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Peggy K.

29 September 2016

We were so lucky to have Charlotte as our wedding officiant! From the very first contact she was extremely quick in answering all our questions, always giving us great advice and kind suggestions, guiding us through the process step by step (living in Switzerland and not being familiar with American legal procedures we are deeply grateful to Charlotte for her immense help in these matters). With Charlotte's help we were able to design our perfect ceremony. Throughout the process Charlotte was always kind, warm hearted, professional, and genuinely invested in making this a wonderful experience for us. The ceremony itself couldn't have been more perfect: Charlotte conducted the ceremony in a way that enhanced it's depth, solemnity, and spirituality. We couldn't have wished for a better person to be our wedding officiant and highly recommend her to all couples! Thank you so much, Charlotte! More...

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Peggy

28 September 2016

We were so lucky to have Charlotte as our wedding officiant! From the very first contact she was extremely quick in answering all our questions, always giving us great advice and kind suggestions, guiding us through the process step by step (living in Switzerland and not being familiar with American legal procedures we are deeply grateful to Charlotte for her immense help in these matters).
With Charlotte's help we were able to design our perfect ceremony. Throughout the process Charlotte was always kind, warm hearted, professional, and genuinely invested in making this a wonderful experience for us.
The ceremony itself couldn't have been more perfect: Charlotte conducted the ceremony in a way that enhanced it's depth, solemnity, and spirituality.
We couldn't have wished for a better person to be our wedding officiant and highly recommend her to all couples! Thank you so much, Charlotte!
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Jacy

24 June 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our wedding in Joshua Tree. Charlotte was professional, helpful, and kind. She takes her job very seriously, is warm and friendly and was very responsive to our never ending list of questions. We're so happy we found her and that she was part of the most important day of our lives. More...

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Jacy G.

24 June 2016

We found Charlotte's website after a bit of Google research. She was extremely helpful and responded quickly from our first inquiry all the way up to the ceremony. We had many logistical questions about the ceremony and the location and she was thorough in her answers and very professional. We were pleased to find someone who takes what they do very seriously, but still has a warm sense of humor. Her kind, caring nature put us at ease for our big moment. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and are so happy we had Charlotte be a part of our special day. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family. More...

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Debra

7 June 2016

If you've never been married you don't really know what to expect. When our dear friend an ordained minister could not marry us we were in a quandary. After searching google for Officient Yucca Valley, we found the Vow Keeper. Charlotte, the Vow Keeper was the right choice for us. She offered 60+ sets of vows to choose from and I waded through them all weary... until I fond the Native American Ceremony. She guided us when needed and was very professional and kind. She even shot beautiful photos of our guests. As a designer beginning to get active on social media, Charlottes photos of the custom art and floral decor that I create created for our wedding are Pinterest ready. She captured our Western Party after the rehearsal party and her pictures made our guests very happy, since our photographer won't be ready to to view for 30-90 days. Bottom line, make your wedding planning less stressful and more meaningful--hire Charlotte, the Vow Keeper, she's a real pro! More...

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Diane

2 June 2016

It was a great party, well organized with great food and company.

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Brooke

27 May 2016

Charlotte was absolutely wonderful in the ceremony that she performed for my husband and I. I have already recommended her to a friend, and she just did our ceremony less than a week ago! She was ever flexible and worked with my husband and I with our schedules, financial situations, and even stepped up to help resolve an issue made with state paperwork although she did not have to. She was a kind and thoughtful and I certainly say if you're looking for a kindhearted individual to perform your ceremony, she's your gal! More...

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Alberto R.

25 May 2016

Charlotte, the Vow Keeper is just superb. Even before we hired her she took a significant amount of time to guide us and give us many tips and resources on our wedding at the Joshua Tree National Park. She picked up the phone herself every time we called, no matter what time of the day it was. Her gentle nature, coupled with her expertise made the wedding a breeze. She took care of everything. We also highly recommend the photography service that she and her husband Larry provide. The pictures were just awesome and we had access to them the very next day! We cannot say enough great things about the Vow Keeper. It was such a great value as well. She is patient, sweet and reassuring. She knows the ins and out of everything you need, from licensing to sites, to permits to calculating travel time to and from the venue. Absolutely fantastic. More...

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Valerie

12 May 2016

Charlette was available, flexible, and provided ideas for our wedding. We ended up with an Amerian-native wedding that was absolutely beautiful located at the Hidden Hills Picnic area in Joshua National Park.

In addition, she took beautiful pictures, as well. Thank goodness, because our friend lost her camera the next morning.

This day was a magical experience on so many levels.

I highly recommend her to perform your wedding as she did ours.

Gisele and I are happily married and wanted to extend our love and appreciation for her professionalism and sweet sentimental ceremony.
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Cole

29 April 2016

I was lucky enough to find Charlotte online when I was looking for an officiant. From our first phone call I knew that she would be the perfect person to perform our wedding. She is almost always available by phone (8-8 7 days a week!) to answer any questions. She has a great calming presence that is so comforting on the big day!
What we also loved about The Vow Keeper is that she as so many ceremony options to choose from, borrowing from many cultures all around the world. She is very flexible and will work with you on building the perfect ceremony for you and your partner.
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Cole R.

29 April 2016

I was lucky enough to find Charlotte online when I was looking for an officiant. From our first phone call I knew that she would be the perfect person to perform our wedding. She is almost always available by phone (8-8 7 days a week!) to answer any questions. She has a great calming presence that is so comforting on the big day!What we also loved about The Vow Keeper is that she as so many ceremony options to choose from, borrowing from many cultures all around the world. She is very flexible and will work with you on building the perfect ceremony for you and your partner. More...

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Elizabeth

4 April 2016

Charlotte was amazing!
She was so helpful and supportive throughout the whole wedding process and gave us lots of information and advice on holding our wedding in Joshua Tree National Park. She even had no problem changing the date due to weather at the last minute and waited on the day when we were trying to track down our best man! She went over and beyond her duties and helped us to have an amazing day! Our Native American Wedding Ceremony was truly special and I am so happy to have found Charlotte.
Thank you
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Brenda

3 April 2016

Charlotte was incredible! I live in Texas and wanted a destination wedding in Joshua Tree National Park (although I had never been there). Charlotte spent countless hours communicating with me via phone, email and text in the months leading up to the ceremony to answer all my questions about getting married out of state and also helping to write the vows. I had to change the times on her a few times and she was completely flexible. Her responsiveness and professionalism were exceptional! The ceremony went off flawlessly and she was absolutely amazing! Charlotte blew my expectations away and I would highly recommend her to perform any wedding ceremony. I'm thankful I found her! More...

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Sharon

26 February 2016

Charlotte is a beautiful person and we could not be happier to have selected her as the officiant for our special day. After we decided to elope in Joshua Tree, we came across her website. Eloping simplified the entire wedding planning process for us in some ways, but it also meant that the few elements we were including (flowers, location, officiant) carried so much more weight... so it was a little unnerving to find someone online. Charlotte put our fears at ease during our first phone conversation. She really listened to our ideas and answered all of our questions. Once we officially selected her as our officiant, the resources on her website helped us pull together a ceremony that truly represented our vision. We sent her a pretty rough draft of what we wanted to include and she immediately tied all of our ideas together into The. Perfect. Ceremony. Charlotte is extremely detail oriented and even put in extra effort we never expected of her - when she learned my dress and our style for the day was bohemian, she pulled together the perfect bohemian look to officiate. It was a pleasure to work with Charlotte and I cannot recommend her enough. I'm generally pretty picky, prone to lamenting "what could have been", I'm always looking for "the best" and I can honestly tell you, Charlotte is the best. If you want someone with beautiful energy and a talent for navigating this whole wedding thing, don't look any further. Charlotte is just wonderful. More...

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Sarah

9 February 2016

Exquisite. Magnificent. A ceremony to be remembered forever!

Charlotte's ceremony was absolutely the most beautiful I've ever heard in my life. She is so talented and loving and caring and truly wants the people she's marrying to be happy. She designs and writes her ceremonies around the couple and exactly what they want. We had told her we wanted a non-religious, traditional ceremony with a modern twist and she went above and beyond for us. She wrote a heartfelt, sincere and most beautiful ceremony that had the whole chapel crying tears of joy.

We also asked her to write us a blessing for our reception dinner. Hers was steeped in tradition, love and caring for not only us as a couple, but for all in attendance. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her words of wisdom and love are sincere and deep.

Larry, Charlotte's husband, is a first class photographer and was able to capture the true essence of us as a couple, whether through candid shots or posed photos. After having taken over 400 photos, Larry did not disappoint. He was always there when we wanted to pose and he was also behind the scenes capturing important moments of the girls getting ready, of us as a couple emerging out of the chapel and of our reception dinner.

I wish I could go back in time and be a fly on the wall at my own wedding to step outside myself and really view what everyone else saw in the chapel and at our reception: deep understanding and love between two people who joined as one that day. Charlotte & Larry, The Vow Keeper, were integral to our day and I would hire them all over again!!!

Sincerely,
Sarah Preble
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christina

18 January 2016

Charlotte was AMAZING! From the moment I spoke with her on the phone, I knew she was the right person for us. She was beyond thorough with details about being married, what was needed, and all of our options. Not to mention beyond kind spirited! This could of been an overwhelming process but she made it so easy and stress free. David and I are so grateful to have had such a beautiful ceremony that represented us! If your looking for an Angel to you marry you, she's it! More...

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Jennifer

18 January 2016

Charlotte and her husband Larry are such great people! From the first call up until we said our vows she kept in contact with me going over everything to make sure we had the best day of our life! She helped us pick out the perfect place in Joshua Tree National Park to get married. We hired her husband Larry to do the photography. We met at the park a couple hours before hand to make sure we got plenty of perfect wedding pictures which turned out beautiful! From the minute we met them it felt like we knew them our whole life. I'm so grateful I found The Vow Keeper's website first! They really made our Day a Day we wouldn't forget! Thank you guys so much! More...

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Christina K.

18 January 2016

I roamed the internet for hours and Charlotte was the first person I called and as soon as we spoke I knew I didn't need to call anyone else! She was so thorough with details and options she made it so easy for us to get a ceremony together in a short amount of time.What a beautiful ceremony it was! Thank you so much being being such an angel! You are amazing! More...

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Teresa

13 December 2015

We were so lucky to have found such a kind,and helpful Officiant & also her photographer husband Larry. They are a wonderful team!
Charlotte is very knowledgeable & knows just what to do to make all the arrangements & paperwork go smoothly. She really went out of her way to make the whole process easier for us. She had great suggestions & saved us so much time & effort. She really goes above & beyond & her fee is also so reasonable. We highly recommend her services & also Larry for photography. Charlotte is not only a great Minister but also a lovely lady.
Charlotte gave us many vow examples so that we could personalize & choose our own vows. We were able to take portions of several examples that meant something special to us & we put them all together into one unique & meaningful ceremony. We are so grateful for that because our ceremony will always be totally just "our ceremony"....one that no one else can replicate, we could never have done that without Charlotte.
She has been doing this for a long time & understands how to make every ceremony she does special & personal. It is very obvious that she truly cares about every couple she works with & that it is important to her to give everyone the best wedding experience possible. She makes the whole experience stress free, happy & enjoyable.
Now there's her sweet husband, Larry, he was calm, easy going & such a joy to work with. He was open to our input & to our ideas & suggestions. He really went out of his way to make us happy. Not only was he very professional but so much fun. Larry & Charlotte took hundreds of beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever.
We are both so grateful & we thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for a perfect wedding day in 29 Palms Charlotte & Larry!
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Parker

24 November 2015

Charlotte was tremendous!

Our ceremony couldn't have gone smoother and we couldn't have asked for an easier, more understanding officiant for how we wanted our ceremony to be.

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9 November 2015

We have travelled all the way from the UK to the Joshua Tree NP to have our wedding there. We chose The Vow Keeper because their service looked very comprehensive, detailed and professional.
We were not disappointed, Charlotte was not only very organised, knowledgeable, very swift with response to a million of questions and queries we had, but also very caring and supportive, attentive to detail and flexible. She advised us on the venue, best time of the day for the best photos. She even lend us a large mirror so we could get ready for our wedding as we were camping, it turned out to be one of the best props we had for the wedding, and I am certain the mirror will be used many more times in the future!!
On the day of the wedding, Charlotte and Larry (her husband and photographer) made us feel at easy very quickly, both are extremely friendly, lovely an warm-hearted people, the setting was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful, exactly how WE imagined and wanted it. Larry took some 800 absolutely beautiful photos, he made us very relaxed, even my husband, who is rather shy really enjoyed posing.
But most important and difficult part of the wedding for us was the paperwork, endless licences, certificates, apostille, it would take us months and lots of money to have all paperwork sorted and sent back to our country of origin (Czech Rep.) if it wasn't for Charlotte's help. She spent hours on the phone organising for us to have it all prepared on the spot without waiting, and we managed to obtain all necessary documents within the next day of our wedding, which we were ecstatic about!!!
We had the most amazing time of our life in the most amazing place in the world with the most amazing people including Charlotte and Larry.
We would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone without a doubt, for the time and effort they spent making sure our day is perfect, the price you pay is very little!
Thank you again Charlotte and Larry for all your help!
Lenka & Petr
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Rachel

13 September 2015

My husband and I traveled from Pittsburgh to get married in Joshua Tree National Park last weekend and had the most wonderful and perfect day of our lives out there. Charlotte made me feel so comfortable and relaxed about our plans and it felt great to find someone to trust with such a significant event. She was great with getting back to me right away every time I called or e-mailed her with questions or concerns. She is extremely detailed and so helpful with planning! I am so grateful to have found her. Her husband Larry was so friendly and patient with us when it came to taking our photos. We talked and laughed with them while we walked around and found beautiful backgrounds to photograph us in (which is everywhere in that park). We loved them and would suggest their services to anyone who is looking for a personalized and unforgettable wedding experience! More...

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Rachel E.

12 September 2015

My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Charlotte who conducted our wedding ceremony and her husband Larry who took our photos on our wedding day. We had a great time talking and laughing with them while picking different spots for photo opportunities. Charlotte made me feel at ease the whole time leading up to our actual ceremony. We came from Pittsburgh to get married in Joshua Tree National Park and I felt relaxed about our plans every step of the way. Charlotte kept in touch with me to ensure we had all the details understood and gave me a huge sense of peace and relief knowing that our big day was in good hands. She wants your day to be everything you hope for so she's extremely open and flexible about your ideas. Also, she has great suggestions for photo ideas and small details that you may forget due to having a lot on your mind ...Which is normal when getting married! We loved them and would suggest them to anyone who is looking for a personalized and unforgettable wedding experience! More...

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Judy

7 July 2015

The vow keeper was amazing ,friendly,well organized,patient even when the Brie (I) was running late I would highly recommend her I was very satisfied with her being our offiaciant at my wedding.

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Brandi

18 June 2015

Charlotte was very kind and helpful to me and my husband. She was very flexible and understanding with the both of us. Our pictures turned out beautiful and the ceremony was amazing. I would highly recommend her if you're wanting to get married! More...

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Gillian

13 May 2015

Charlotte was a delight to work with and very responsive, although we had just requested an officiant we actually got support as if she was a wedding planner. Thank you dearly Charlotte for a beautiful experience. More...

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Ryan H.

1 May 2015

I met Charlotte through a couple who hired me to photograph their elopement in Joshua Tree, CA. She was awesome. Very kind, easy to work with, constantly checked with me to see if she could assist in anyway (and she did for some macro ring shots, and even showed us a bunch of cool little spots in Joshua Tree. She makes things easy. I would totally recommend her to any couple looking for a officiant :) More...

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andrea

24 April 2015

I'm so glad we chose Charlotte to officiate our wedding. She made the whole process of planning the ceremony really easy, and she has tons of information for vendors and locations in the area. We weren't sure what exactly we wanted to do for our vows, so I loved that she had lots of examples of ceremonies to help figure it out. She was also completely open to whatever we wanted to do so that was great. As soon as she showed up to meet me on my wedding day she was calm and reassuring, which really helped calm my nerves. I would highly recommend her! More...

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Sheila

22 April 2015

Charlotte was great, she was able to get it done on a very short notice. It was a small ceremony. Very professional.

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User3417765

22 April 2015

Charlotte and her husband are true gems that made our secret elopement truly special. My spouse and I had never been to the area but wanted to elope in Joshua Tree. Charlotte had great information about the park and suggestions on where to eat. She was also very thorough in making sure we had everything we needed from the county and lots of options for ceremony scripts. She also did not bat an eye when we asked for an early morning ceremony. In fact, she had a sunrise ceremony scheduled in the park right before ours... And still made it to the site before us!
One of the hiccups of the day was that our photographer got lost and actually did not make it to the ceremony. While waiting for an hour, her husband pointed out some cool things in the desert including a couple of tortoises! Since the point of the early morning ceremony was for the beautiful light and cooler weather, we decided to just use our own camera. Charlotte officiated while her husband took photos. Afterward, Charlotte took more pictures of us around the site. The photos came out beautifully. We also brought a small wedding cake, for which we forgot to bring a knife. But, of course, they happened to have a hiking knife with them that we used.
They had the answer for everything we needed that day. We are truly grateful for the experience we shared with them.
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Reevalynn

21 April 2015

Very kind, quick response, and flexible with time. Has good taste with scenery and takes beautiful photography.

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User4988916

18 April 2015

SHE WAS PERFECT. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT KIND OF CEREMONY WE WANTED AND SHE GAVE US SOME GREAT IDEAS. WE ENDED UP WITH THE PERFECT CEREMONY, COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR MORE.

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Cam

15 April 2015

Charlotte is hands down the BEST officiant in the area. She will help you every step of the way. She is vey easy going, personable, friendly, helpful and just the best. You will not regret choosing her.

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Bobbie

15 April 2015

Charlotte is a wonderful lady and conducted a beautiful wedding ceremony. We could not have asked for anyone better!

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Marty

15 April 2015

Wonderful officiant! Charlotte is such lovely person, very caring and knowledgeable. We are so glad we found her, we highly recommend her wonderful service for your wedding!!

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Cindy

15 April 2015

Charlotte was fantastic. A pleasure to have her officiate our wedding. She was courteous, quick, and funny.

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User4964582

11 April 2015

Charlotte is wonderful. We are so glad we found her and plan to ask her to help us with future events. She guided us us through our wedding event with good cheer and a creative spirit. Charlotte helped make our wedding day happy and special. What more could one ask?
Ps. She can do it all from very formal to flip flops and sandals.
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Anne

9 April 2015

Exceptional service by a true professional, easy to work with no surprises or disappointments.

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George

8 April 2015

Charlette was very helpful and had no problems working with us on our vows. As a gay couple we were not pleased with using the term husband and husband and she made us feel at ease with using the term of spouses. She also gave us pointers as where to go and whom to order food and cake from for the reception. She arrived on time and after the ceremony we asked her to stay and enjoy some of the luncheon. We received all of our paper work and our certificate in a timely manner. More...

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Jason

8 April 2015

The Vow Keeper (Charlotte) will make your experience unforgettable. Despite all the planning and coordination it takes to "pull-off" your big day - Charlotte was there to pull it all together. And she went "above and beyond" by offering suggested services, event details and creative ideas to enhance our big day! We will be forever grateful. Thank you! More...

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User4953666

7 April 2015

Working with Charlotte for our wedding was very easy and stress free. She was helpful and knowledgeable, professional and timely. She returned my phone calls immediately and always had an answer for my questions. She will forever have a special place in our hearts! More...

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John and Sarah

10 August 2012

The Vow Keeper was fantastic !!! and very easy to work with. I custom designed our wedding vows with the help of The Vow Keeper. Charlotte had great ceremony ideas and she really made our wedding a very special day. I would highly recommend her. Thank you for everything. More...

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Gloria and Dan

9 August 2012

Oh my gosh, what a great experience !!! We just loved working with Charlotte. She really made our wedding ceremony very special. We had a last minute wedding with only one week of planning and she made all our wedding dreams come true. Thank you so very much for all that you did for us. More...

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Rose Marie

4 August 2012

Charlotte (The Vow Keeper) was so very helpful. She performed a lovely, simple and elegant ceremony using the vows we wrote. She gave us input and together we had a most treasured day, a day we both speak of with love and fondness. More...

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Mark

27 July 2012

Charlotte made our commitment ceremony the greatest !!! I would highly recommend using The Vow Keeper. Thank you for making our commitment ceremony everything that we wanted. It was very, very special for both of us. More...

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Jennifer

24 July 2012

Wow, I can't say enough about Charlotte and her services. My husband is a Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms Marine Base and I only had a week to plan my wedding before my husband was deployed and Charlotte made it all happen on very very short notice. She helped us with getting our marriage license, to writing our vows, and with all my wedding questions. I had the greatest wedding ceremony at my home with all my friends and family, I just can't say enough.....thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you did for us. More...

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Chantelle

24 July 2012

Charlotte with The Vow Keeper made planning our ceremony very easy, and our vows were exactly what we were looking for, she had great ceremony ideas and we added elements to our ceremony that we would have never of thought of....and it made our ceremony very memorable and heartfelt. Thank you for your attention for detail, your patience and your understanding. Five stars all the way !!!!. More...