All our Testimonials

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I must tell you that most of our guests are cynics when it comes to Weddings, but after the ceremony they, and both Bern and, I were left in awe. We both just want to express our gratitude for the way you indulged us and most importantly the delivery – it was incredible and we are both blown away and so we’re all our guests. Thank you so so much. Dieter & Bernadette

Even though our ceremony was really just the legalities at the office Ryan made it a special and memorable event. The staff were incredibly efficient and also did all the home affairs bits including getting our unabridged marriage certificate. Thank you to all! Simone Richardson, Sandton

We highly recommend Ryan Hogarth – he and his team are very professional – from the first time we spoke to Christa up until the big day when Ryan officiated our wedding we have only had a good and professional experience with them. The officiating („speech“) was so special and he really made an effort to read the crowd and met our expectations. Thank you Ryan and Christa for this amazing experience and for helping us tie the knot! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and wish you all the best! Kirstin Bosch, Randburg

 Definitely a 10/10. Christa made our ceremony special and unique and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. What was a stressful day quickly turned into the best and most beautiful day of our lives, all made possible by Christa. She really does take care of everything so that you can just focus on your big day. Thank you so much, Christa! We really enjoyed our ceremony, our guests also gave many compliments. You are the best!
Nadine & Pieter

Fantastic marriage officiant! Very efficient, organised and quick. Ryan is a really nice guy who makes the whole process very understandable, quick and easy. He also makes the experience a lot of fun ? Based in a great office in Lonehill with a really nice park around the corner for pictures and that sort of thing. If you’re going to get married, Ryan’s the guy to do it. Duncan Park, Lonehill

What a lovely experience being married by Ryan! My partner and I have both been married previously and for our special day were looking to have an intimate and simple – but special – marriage ceremony with only immediate family. We chose to have our ceremony at Ryan Hogarth’s offices (which overook a lovely park) and what a lovely and special experience it was! Thank you Ryan and Christa, for making our day so easy and so special xxx Joanne Gloag, Lonehill

My now-husband and I decided to get married on a bit of a whim last week Wednesday, as he works in America and came to visit for a short time. We came across Christa on Google, and we were not disappointed!
Not knowing Christa and only meeting her on our wedding date, I was a bit nervous that it was going to be awkward, but she made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. She did the most beautiful little ceremony and vows for us in her garden. She made everything so special and I felt like she had known us for years. Afterwards, she also helped getting our marriage  registered and offered to assist if we need help with our marriage certificate for immigration. GET CHRISTA TO OFFICIATE YOUR WEDDING!!! 100/10 would recommend THANK YOU CHRISTA!! Chantelle Smit & Geurt Smit

Joss and I would like to take a moment to thank you for providing such a crucial part of our wedding day. We are beyond grateful that Ashley (from The Wedding Specialist) dropped your name. Her recommendation was totally off because you were better than she advertised! Our first meeting sparked a liking that we knew meant we were making the right decision. You listened to what we wanted and gave us exactly that, in a manner that you have obviously perfected and portrayed a beautiful meeting go two families. All the feedback we have received surrounding the ceremony has been overwhelming. You did yourself proud and we can only say thank you for making us smile, for making us feel reassured and humbled by the day as a whole. Gary & Joss, Roodepoort

I wanted to thank you from the deepest of our hearts for our wedding. We only heard great things and it was honestly truly amazing.  Thank you again. Amanda and Denis, Randburg

Where do I even start, Chris and I were at ease from the very start! You’re  professional, thoughtful, creative, passionate and over all excellent.Mr. and Mrs. Calvert, Johannesburg

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of both Kobus and I for such a wonderful ceremony. You were right, I didn’t need to worry about it at all. It was perfect. I felt so present. We have had raving reviews about your service and how you delivered it, you played a very important part in making our day memorable. We hope you and Melissa enjoyed yourselves! We had the best night of our lives With much gratitude.  Katya and Kobus, Lydenburg

We just wanted to say a very big thank you for marrying us and giving us such a personalised and relaxed ceremony. We have been complimented on how personal and intimate it was, and I think you completely understood what we wanted.You really made our ceremony very special and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 🙂 Nicola & Andre, Midrand

Thank you for all your help and for the lovely ceremony. So many guests commented on how meaningful and beautiful your words were and how special it was. Many felt it was one of the most touching and intimate weddings they’ve been to in a long while. So thank you again for everything. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a marriage officer. – Lee & Elton, Bryanston

One thing that really should out with Simone was her warming and welcoming smile . Simone video called us .She first asked about how we new this was the one and if we could share with her our love story: she always made me feel comfortable even though we were a gay couple getting married. What’s lovely about Simone is that she is very confident with in herself. And to me that makes a big difference. Simone know what she is doing and she love. She called about 4 or5 times before we got married , she is not just marrying you of the sake of making money but that you really want to be with that person or soulmate for the rest of your life’s.

Nothing better than starting your journey of commitment than with Simone. The best marriage officer in the world. 

Ps we both still speak to Simone regularly and we both are truly grateful to Simone and blessed to have her in our life’s . Samantha and Michon Wetherell

Both, myself and Mario would like to thank you for making this experience even more special and memorable for us.  Not only were you completely professional at all times but you also made the ceremony light hearted and intimate, exactly the way we wanted it. You put both of us at ease, at a time when we were completely overwhelmed.  Your passion and love for what you do will forever leave a footprint in our lives. Mario & Margarita, Midrand

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU from myself and Wayne for performing an amazing ceremony at our wedding!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and you made it so comfortable, it was a real breeze and an absolute pleasure, we had so much fun doing it!!! So many of our guests said we had the coolest minister ever!!!! You were absolutely awesome and we couldn’t be more grateful or thankful for everything!!! Thank you so very, very much!!!! Jenna & Wayne, Muldersdrift

Thanks so much Ryan! Thanks once again! We’ve been only getting great feedback about the wedding and everyone says the service was something to remember! They LOVED you! We LOVED you! Thanks SO much!!!!! Adele & Drikus, Midrand

Mike and I wanted to thank you for coming all the way out to Leopard lodge and for marrying us on the 17th.  We have had continual compliments and positive feedback about how amazing you were and how you helped set the scene for an amazing day.  You have a great gift in grabbing the attention of the guests and assisting them in participating in the day in a positive way. So, thank you!!!  You helped our day be the amazing day that it was. Mike & Angela, Hartebeesport

Thank you for making our day so special with your so natural and harmonious service Unfortunately you could not receive all the complements in person that our family and friends made, but which we gladly accepted! – Chrissie & Iain, Pretoria

Hope you are well. Just to let you know that Jodi is preggies and we are expecting a baby girl in Feb!! People are still talking about our wedding to this day! Wonderful memories! Thanks again for your amazing ceremony you performed for us! Wish you much success. Warmest Regards, Mike and Jodi, Muldersdrift

Thank you very much for making our day special. I would also like to thank you for an outstanding professionalism and a superb service you gave us from the time we started communicating. Nonkululeko Duma, Fourways 

A BIG thank you from Peter and I for all your professionalism, hard work and overall wonderful service that you showed us, both in the lead up to our wedding and on the day! We were blown away by how wonderful the ceremony was and had so many compliments from our friends and family. Working with you was thoroughly enjoyable and thank you again for bringing your “magic” to our special day! Charlotte & Peter Lambert, Hartebeesport 

Ryan was very professional. He conducted our service so well and we thank you for being apart of our special day and demonstrating a beautiful ceremony. Daniella and Damian, Johannesburg

Our Wedding was an amazing success. Firstly, Ryan communicated with us even before the wedding date to check if everything was still according to plan, which put my mind at ease. He also phoned me on the morning of the wedding just to check in as well on whether everything was still running according to plan. Although we ran about 30 mins late, Ryan was patient. The Ceremony was absolutely amazing, a lot of people are still talking about it. I loved the way he made it so romantic and personal and how he addressed us individually with our names, it’s as if he’d know us for years. He made us feel comfortable as we stood there facing each other, and eased the nerves a little bit, you can imagine how high they were at this time, however, Ryan really was amazing, and I could not have picked anyone better to officiate our wedding. Amanda Ngubane, Muldersdrift

I would happily recommend Ryan to anyone – we do it anyway to all our clients, but it will be nice to write something in support of his awesomeness… Ryan Hogarth is by far the most eloquent and well spoken marriage officer we have ever had the privilege of meeting. Seeing him at other weddings was a true gift, because when it came to our wedding, we knew there was no one better to preside over our ceremony. It became very clear after our first meeting with Ryan, that he is more than your “run of the mill” wedding officer. His kindness, genuine care for others and understanding that love is something so special and rare, became abundantly clear to both of us. His ability to get to know you on a personal level and remember such wonderful details about you, as a couple, makes him incredible on the day. He is so well spoken in both voice and tone and made a genuine impact not only on the wedding, but on our lives as well. Every single guest fell in love with him during the ceremony and spoke non stop about how his personal touch elevated the wedding and their spirits. He was one of the most spoken about aspects of our wedding day, which proves his incredible value, not only as a marriage officer, but as a person. It was a true honour having Ryan there on the day and becoming friends with this wonderful human. Zavion and John, Muldersdrift

I cannot even begin to tell you how many compliments we received on the ceremony and how fantastic you were! Graham also mentioned that you were extremely helpful and eased his nerves, so thank you for that. We were so proud and happy to have you marry us and are so happy with our decision for you to be a part of our big day. We were so sad to see that we didn’t get to say good bye and thank you in person after the ceremony. Michelle Parkinson, Muldersdrift

Mike and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you, Ryan and Simone for making our marriage a possibility and such a fun experience! Raymond, Sandton

Thank you so very much for your assistance with our wedding ceremony at the Nutcracker on the 22nd April. The ceremony was everything that we wanted it to be – warm, meaningful but uncomplicated, short and sweet! You really got that for us! Looking at our photos, it brings back such happy memories of the day, and we’re so glad that you were part of it! Thank you! Keith and Andrea Hardie, Parys

Thank you so much to you and to Ryan for all the support and engagement you had with us in the months and weeks leading up to our wedding.  From the very first time we engaged with both of you, we were treated with such warmth and enthusiasm and it was such a pleasure from start to finish. In terms of the ceremony, Ryan was absolutely wonderful!  His authenticity, the actual wording of the service and the relevancy of this to both of us, the sincerity and again the warmth with which Ryan engaged with us really stood out for us.  Ryan was a huge part of making the day the special day it was for us.  Many of our guests (and really many, probably about 20 guests I think) came to us and spoke to us about Ryan as they were all so touched by his service.  They all expressed that it was the most touching ceremony that they have attended. Liz Hillmand & Anina Borman, Muldersdrift


Quick, short and amazing service. Thanks Ryan, you were great, especially for assisting us on a public holiday xxx Melisa Gradwell, Lonehill
We had a wonderful experience from Ryan Hogarth Marriage Officers. Ryan facilitated the perfect wedding for us, with a beautiful message, and was sensitive to all our wishes. Communication all along with Christa was fantastic, and we have no hesitation recommending Ryan and his team! James Cunningham, Lonehill
So welcoming, friendly, and easy going. Exactly what we wanted from having our marriage certificates finalized, couldn’t have found anyone better! Thank you! Andrew Roginsky, Lonehill

Thank you so much for the perfct and wonderful service in terms of handling the marriage it was intimate and Ryan and you were fantastic, the service was perfect. Ryan is a scream the way it was conducted was perfect we felt looked after and loved. Thank you so much.  Carl and Nyasha Lingens, Pretoria

We just wanted to send a little thank you to you for performing our wedding ceremony, it was very special for us and all our wedding guests complimented us on the ceremony and said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have attended. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it! Thank you for helping us create personalized touches within the ceremony and truly unforgettable memories. Stephanie & Carl Alfonso, Pretoria

I would like to say a big thank you and Ryan for yesterday.  The ceremony was amazing. It touched our lives and hearts. it will be something we will remember for ever. Deroshinie Naidoo, Lonehill

Ryan was fantastic – cool, calm and collected. He delivered our ceremony exactly as we requested and we had a huge number of compliments from several guests on how fantastic he was. I would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone. Your service too has been nothing but a pleasure – we greatly appreciate all your help and assistance from start to finish in our convoluted process of getting DHA approval to be married, considering Danny is not an SA citizen. Kate Dreyer & Danny Crayton, Randburg

Ryan was absolutely fantastic! He was so professional, as well as kind, and so acutely aware of what the experience meant to us. It was so much appreciated! Cara Botha, Fourways

Christa I just wanted to thank you and Ryan for everything you have done. I had so many people commenting on how awesome Ryan was with the ceremony. I really appreciate all your efforts with assisting us. Bruce Morris, Honeydew

Christa was the marriage officer at our wedding in April 2018. She did a fantastic job. Christa spent a few hours with us over coffee at our first meeting, getting to know us and really listening to everything we wanted in a ceremony. Christa is professional, confident, warm, kind and speaks with passion. Thank you for giving us the ceremony we always wanted and such a beautiful day. Brandon and Daniella van Rooyen

It was by chance that we found Ryan through our photographer that had recommended him to us and they were 100% correct in saying he was someone that would make our wedding as memorable as it was. Thank you Ryan for a very memorable wedding service, we have no words to describe how phenomenal he was and how comfortable he made us feel throughout the service. Our family and friends told us how captivating the service was and how powerful the message was. We could not have asked for a better marriage officer to marry the two of us. Wayne Twigg, Alberton

I just want to say a BIG thank you to you both for the professional way you handled all my questions and sorted out my needs.
To Ryan, thank you for your time and good words at our ceremony – for making it simple yet very meaningful. All your help has been much appreciated. Binta & Greg, Parktown

I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for all your amazing help and friendly service throughout the past few days. Brad and I are so grateful. Ryan was absolutely wonderful on Sunday. It made all the difference! Big big thank you to both of you! Lindsay & Brad, Lonehill

Ryan was able to deliver a unique message in a way which was even better than we had imagined. He put us at ease during the ceremony and helped us make so much more memorable. He really was a valuable part of our experience on our special day. Werner & Astrid, Pretoria

I just want to say thank you so much for the ceremony it was perfect! Sian and Matze both were so impressed with how you handled the event with no prior meeting. You are professional, friendly and a true pleasure to work with. Thank you so much! Kim Bentley (Planner), Vereeniging

We are finally back in the UK! I just wanted to Thank-you for the wonderful ceremony, every single person said how amazing you were and sad that you didn’t stay long enough!! It was a pleasure to have met you. Natalie Barritt-Kane, Muldersdrif

Please convey our gratitude to Ryan for an amazing service for my Daughter and Son in Law, Chloe and Nikolai over the weekend……… he made it special and their vows were the most important for them … Michelle and Michael, Modderfontein

Your touching and very personal words have set the perfect start to our marriage and many happy years to come for our future together. You have found the right words for us that made as feel very special, unique and comfortable in your presence. Thank you so much Ryan and Christa! Sian & Mathias, Vereeniging

Thank you and ryan for helping to make the day so special for us……..your love, support and understanding was just everything we could have asked more having not met Ryan before,he conducted a service for us which had everyone talking and singing his praises. Thank you once again for doing for us what you did…….I’ll never forget it. John de Vries / Johan van der Schyff, Lonehill

All went well this Saturday. A Big Thank You to you and Ryan! He was absolutely grand and amazing in the manner he tied the knot for Mint and myself, … Truly Great!! I especially appreciated how he calmed us both down just before he stepped behind the microphone, coming in closely and asking if we were ready… We both felt we were in good hands and could then focus on the ceremony… Thank You , Ryan!  Mint & Leon Vrey, Boksburg

Just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing message on our wedding day. When a person is getting married for a second time, on the other side of……., and do not want a religious wedding- you are amazing!!!! Words will never say how much it meant to us. The fact that I was crying all the time, it was very emotional and great and you made it so special for us. We are sharing this video with you and please know how special you will always be for us! Mark and Mariette Banfield, Pretoria

Ryan is a fantastic celebrant. We felt immediately at ease and comfortable from our first introduction all the way through to the ceremony itself. It was so good to be able to fully trust Ryan and leave the ceremony in his capable hands with minimal input from us it meant that it was one less thing to worry about on the day. The ceremony itself was amazing and Ryan’s delivery is unmatched by any other celebrant. Our guests continue to rave about how good our ceremony was. Comments included: “He has such an engaging voice and was a pleasure to listen to”. “His voice could be used in cinema”.”The ceremony was my favourite part of the day”. Thank you Ryan for helping us create everlasting and special memories. Love Bianca & Christopher, Muldersdrift

Maria and I would like to thank you both for making our wedding ceremony such a success. Firstly, to Christa for being so easy and efficient to deal with when it came to all the necessary paperwork and documentation, and especially to Ryan for conducting such a wonderful wedding ceremony; you really brought energy, charisma and professionalism to the ceremony which is exactly what we wanted. We really had a wonderful day and everything went perfectly (including the weather) so we could not be happier. Grant & Maria, Muldersdrift

Ryan has such a great personality, he is really easy to connect with and is extremely accommodating. Sending off a positive and relaxed yet professional vibe he really made Tayla and myself feel comfortable. We knew we were in great hands as he had married 2 of our friends before. Ryan has a certain charm about him which makes the whole ceremony and process leading up to feel really special. There is no one else we would have wanted to marry us. Michael & Tayla, Rayton

From our first meeting with Ryan, we knew that we made the right decision to have him as our officiant/marriage officer. He made us feel comfortable and excited about the “legal” stuff. On our wedding day he selflessly stood with his back in the rain not wanting to interrupt our ceremony. I had to yank him inside before he got soaked! The storm got pretty bad under our stretch tent, people were getting soaked, my massive flower arrangements blew over and the DJ’s equipment got wet, but all of our guests gathered round and Ryan politely asked if we wanted to move the ceremony inside or finish it up in the storm. We decided to say our I do’s in the storm and it was absolutely unforgettable. No one could stop talking about how special our ceremony was and if it wasn’t for Ryan staying so cool and calm in the situation we would have had a boring indoor ceremony. THANK YOU RYAN!!! YOU ROCK. Kaylene, Muldersdrift

We would like to thank you for the most special and perfect ceremony .It was so beautiful and really so well suited to us. We loved every word and especially how it was presented. Our family have so many compliments on how you brought us into our marriage. It was something we will remember for our whole lives together and are so grateful we could share that moment with you. Thank you so much Ryan and Christa, we will be highly recommending you. AND

We are so fortunate having Ryan do our wedding ceremony, It was the most beautiful moment for us as a couple. Ryan was amazing, the way he spoke and how he captured our whole family in that moment is something we will always remember. It was such a special way to start our lives together. We can highly recommend Ryan and his services, everything went smoothly and felt so easy. Maxime & Adam, Johannesubrg


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