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Henry & Annie Zhu
Elmhurst, New York
October 7, 2006
Married at Tung Yi Fong Restaurant
(Flushing, New York)

Hi Captain Arnold,

Henry and I would first like to thank you for performing our wedding ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful. A lot of my family and friends told me that a lot of what you said during the ceremony was very touching.

I cried, not because i was only happy but because the vows you told Henry and I to repeat was exactly what our relationship meant between us.

Ever since the first time we spoke on the phone to the day of our wedding you have helped us tremendously. We thank you for everything you have told us, taught us, and the encouragement you gave us for our new begining.

Thank you very much.
Annie and Henry 10/7/06

Bryan & Carla Kane
Stamford, CT
October 6, 2006
Married at the "Inn at Longshore"
(Westport, CT)

Todd & Sharon Smith
Mastic Beach, New York
October 1, 2006
Married on "Holiday Beach" at the Masury Estate & Ballroom
(Center Moriches, New York)

Mario & Cynthia Capaccio
Bethpage, New York
September 30, 2006
Married at the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center
(Tarrytown, New York)

Dear Captain Arnold,

What a wonderful treat! Thank you for thinking of us this holiday season.

I have been meaning to drop you a line to thank you for your outstanding sermon and impeccable service.

We received that lovely photo and copy of our wedding vows. We're having it mounted. They are absolutely beautiful, and they deserve an equally beautiful display.

Thank you for all that you've done to make our wedding so magical.

Nothing went according to plan that day, and we were constantly confronted with the deceit of our wedding planner, but your sermon made all the nonsense disappear and helped us remember the true reason for calling all of our loved ones together.

For that, we are eternally grateful.

Thank you.

My very best to your family for an abundant new year filled with laughter and joy.

Much love and many blessings,
Cynthia and Mario

Kai & Jennifer Schulz
Media, PA
September 30, 2006
Married aboard the "Crown Princess"
Princess Cruise Lines
(Brooklyn Ship Terminal, Bklyn, NY)

Dear Captain Arnold

We have been very slow in sending this email, but please know that it is not because we weren't completely thrilled with our ceremony on September 30th.

You promised something unique and meaningful .... and you really delivered. Our ceremony was perhaps the most beautiful wedding ceremony we've ever been to. We listened to your words, and we focused on each other. And the event far exceeded our expectations.

You have a true gift ... we felt like we knew you well before the day of the wedding and you found a way to connect with us in a very real way. Thank you for that. All of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Since they came from many miles away to celebrate with us, we were very glad to know that they were not disappointed. We look forward to sharing the rest of our lives together, and we will carry with us many of the sentiments you shared on our special day.

Thank you so much.

Jenn and Kai Schulz

Wing & Qing Wong
Jamaica, New York
September 30, 2006
Married aboard the "Crown Princess"
Princess Cruise Lines
(Brooklyn Ship Terminal, Bklyn, NY)

Seth & Kelly Sposato with their daughter "Nickie-Rose"
East Northport, NY
September 24, 2006
Married aboard the Motor Yacht "Nautical Princess"
(Freeport, New York)

A.R. & Amy Swan
Brooklyn, New York
September 23, 2006
Married at the "Eaglesnest Studies"
(New York City, NY)

Dear Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much from an extremely memorable day. The service was amazing - we really could not have asked for anything better.

Your words, gentle humor, and sincere kindness was exactly what we needed amid the craziness of putting together a wedding all by ourselves.

Many people have come to both Amy and I and mentioned how lovely the ceremony was and how much you truly made it special.

Thanks again for a day we will never forget.

A.R. & Amy Swan

Christopher & Karen Bisignano
Bedford Hills, New York
September 23, 2006
Married at the Long Ridge Tavern
(Stamford, CT)

Dear Captain Arnold,

I think Chris and I knew, when we first contacted you via the internet and then on the phone that you would be the only choice for our Chaplain.

Your broad personality, humor and deep feeling were the perfect combination for the person we chose to marry us.

Chris and I both feel that we have married each other’s other half. Humor, deep feeling and respect for each other’s personalities have been the foundation of our relationship since the day we met.

You promised a ceremony we would remember and indeed it was quite memorable.

This note comes with great thanks and great joy in having had you marry us. We look forward to fifty years like you have had with your lady.

Many, many heartfelt thanks and gratitude from the two of us.

Karin and Chris Bisignano

Robert & Stacie Barker
Rahway, New Jersey
September 22, 2006
Married aboard the "Explorer of the Seas"
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
(Cape Liberty, Port of Bayonne, NJ)

Dennis & Annmarie Norton
Shown with their children Val, Danielle & Tom
Levittown, New York
September 17, 2006
Married at "Le Chateau"
(South Salem, New York)

Juris & Chandra Kupris
Southampton, New York
September 16, 2006
Married on the "Beach"
at the Fordune Estate
(Southampton, New York)

Dear Captain Arnold,

I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a proper Thank you. We came back from our ten day honeymoon in Anguilla and hit the ground running. The last few months have been a whirlwind but we are loving married life.

We love to reflect back on our special day and all who helped to make it so memorable. I am finally getting around to thanking my vendors and you are the first on my list. I cannot tell you enough how much we enjoyed working with you in planning our wedding ceremony.

Coming from different backgrounds and religious influences, we searched high and low to find the right match. We met with many, and quickly grew frustrated when no one seemed to fit the type of ceremony we were trying to create.

When I first contacted you on the phone, I was quickly drawn to your voice, it sounded like GOD and the simple mantra of life and love you project in your ceremony seemed to be exactly what we were looking for.

In planning our beach wedding, we wanted to create an atmosphere that was comfortable and easy for our guests, not overly heavy or formal.

Your charismatic charm combined with your professionalism and thoroughness, made the decision an easy one. I especially appreciated how readily available you were to talk with me every time I called with a question or concern.

You never made me feel like "just another bride." You won over my very discerning husband too, which is by no means an easy task!!

The ceremony you performed was beautiful, it exceeded all of our expectations.

You came prepared with all of your own sound equipment so we did not have to rent anything additional, which helped out a great deal.

After the ceremony, so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your ceremony. We were asked again and again, "Where did you find him?" Our guests loved the jokes you told prior to the ceremony while they were waiting for the wedding to begin. Everyone seemed to love your grace and wit as much as we did.

I especially enjoyed coming home from my honeymoon to find a package from you complete with all of our paperwork in the mail for our marriage license along with the copy of our vows and photos you sent from the day!

You truly go above and beyond and we were so thankful to receive such a nice memoir of our ceremony.

Planning a wedding is never an easy task, there are so many decisions to formulate and you never know until after the day is over what you would have done differently.

I would recommend your work to my closest friends and family and to anyone who is looking to have a ceremony that is a reflection of what marriage should be: a journey of life and love, laughter and hope delivered in a way that appeals to everyone.

Thank you for making this reality come true for us.

With heartfelt Appreciation and Praise,
Chandra Collier & Juris Kupris

Donald & Tracey Barr
Hoboken, New Jersey
September 16, 2006
Married on the Motor Yacht "Bateaux"
(Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club, Weehawken, NJ)

Michael & Clare Wood
Wednesbury, West Midlands, England
September 14, 2006
Married on the Motor Yacht "Skyline Princess"
(Pier One, World's Fair Marina, Flushing, NY)

Hello Captain Arnold

Michael and I have finally arrived back home to England after the most fantastic wedding and honeymoon. We can confirm that we have received the marriage certificate and photo - thank you very much.

We would just like to say a really BIG thank you for making our day so special. We could not have asked for a better day.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and we keep talking about the day and yourself in particular - what a fabulous person you are and how you made it such a day to remember.

The ceremony was beautiful. Our Mums treasure their roses from the rose ceremony.

The meal on the boat was lovely and the setting couldn't get any better. Then there was your magic which kept us so entertained - we were all amazed at you. We looked back over the video last night and I could see that there were a few people wiping their tears - it was so special to us all.

Can you also say a really big thank you to Mimi - she was so lovely and attentive. She made me feel like a princess and was there for me whenever there was anything at all we would want. Not that we could want for anything more. She added to the day in a special way.

Once again THANK YOU so much for everything - this was the best wedding we could have ever wished for and we are so glad that we found you on the internet.

We wish you, Mimi and all of the boat crew all the very best wishes for the future.

Meanwhile Michael and I are settling into our married life together with the best start it could have had.

Thank you

Love and best wishes from
Clare, Mike and all of our family and friends who were with us on the day.

Jim & Donna Cardillo with their daughter "Faith"
Union, New Jersey
September 10, 2006
Married on the "Beach"
at Ocean Place Resort & Spa
(Long Branch, New Jersey)

Dear Captain Arnold,

Donna and I would like to thank you for presiding over our ceremony.

In planning our wedding on the beach, we knew that the officiant would play a key role in the success of our big day. We had read the testimonials on your website but what you delivered that day, far surpassed all of our expectations. You blended the perfect balance of tenderness, humor, wisdom and love to create a truly memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

Before we had walked out to the beach you pulled us off to the side for some last minute advice. We listened to your words and tuned out all of the distractions swirling around us. It’s amazing how the little things really made the day so much more enjoyable. Just a few soothing words settled our nerves and got us to focus on the moment at hand. When we look back at that day, we always come back to the fact that you came through for us time and time again.

We had prepared vows for our family medallion and sand ceremonies but we weren’t entirely happy with them. You suggested that we entrust it to you and that you had something suitable. As the proceedings unfolded we were amazed at how your words just wove our lives together with such grace and ease. Donna’s two daughters had a great deal of anxiety approaching the ceremony... “Where do we stand?” “What are we supposed to do?”... but you were there every step of the way to guide them in a gentle and friendly manner. We can never thank you enough for all you did that day to make it special beyond words.

As the day progressed we can’t tell you how many people stopped us and made it a point of complimenting your service. Everyone was incredibly impressed with how personal you made our ceremony. It really felt as if you had known us all of our lives. That day you didn’t just marry a husband and a wife, you married a family and you did so with incredible finesse. We’ll forever consider it an honor and privilege to have had you share our wedding day with us.

Jim & Donna Cardillo

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