Beyond I Do

Avondale Estates, GA

(404) 296-0909

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My biggest concern while planning my wedding was finding an officiant that would cater to our needs. As soon as I found Reverend Meghan, all of my concerns were gone. She understands that no two couples are alike and really worked with us to create a ceremony that was a true representation of ourselves. We also used her for premarital counseling, and she was fantastic - she was accommodating, helpful and provided valuable insight for a successful marriage. I highly recommend Rev. Meghan!


Rev. Meghan Gurley is just simply wonderful! My now husband and I searched high and low for someone that could help us create the perfect fusion Christian-Hindu wedding and she was AMAZING. It was important to us that we didn't diminish the importance of either religion and she helped us create a special moment that was truly representative of both of us. Our friends and fam are still telling us how special they thought it was. We are eternally grateful!


We were married at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta recently and Rev. Meghan Gurley was our officiant. She was a pleasure to work with, very responsive, highly organized, and offered a wide range of great options for each part of the ceremony. She was happy to customize and be creative throughout the process of planning the ceremony. We wanted to infuse West African traditions and also wanted additional personalization - all of which she accommodated. I highly recommend Rev. Gurley.


I can't say enough about Meghan. She was thoroughly committed to not only having a memorable and personal ceremony, but also to supporting our relationship. I was always (and still am) able to contact her and get a prompt response. She goes out of her way to make working with her clients as easy and fun as possible. You won't regret working with her.


She was available every time I had questions or requests. She personalized our service perfectly for us! She was a wonderful person and I will recommend her to anyone who is in need! You will make a great choice by using her!


We originally eloped, which did not go over too well with our families. So, eleven years later, we decided to have a big party with a surprise vow renewal and Rev. Gurley was spectacular! She helped us with ideas to get the family and friends involved this time, and the vow suggestions were perfect! Everyone kept raving at how beautiful the ceremony was and complimenting Rev. Gurley, even the caterers! We highly recommend her to anyone looking to get married their way with no pressures.


Both of us had been previously married several years prior and didn't expect much from a wedding officiant other than a pre-fabricated ceremony. Boy were we suprised! Meghan's experience certainly showed when we sat down to go through the ceremonial outline. She presented us with several options for each segment of the ceremony, was flexible in any changes we wanted to add and even worked with our wishes and changed the usual flow to fit with a few touches we were hoping to include (and made it work beautifully). We were very pleased with the ceremony and it was the perfect start to our new beginning. Thank you Meghan!


Reverend Gurley was the perfect complement to our October ceremony. She took the time to meet with us over a cup of coffee in the weeks before, and she really heard what it was we wanted to create in a service. She helped us put together the words that honored our feelings for God, family, friends and each other. She is amazing! We are so happy to have found her.


'Beyond I Do' is an appropriate name for this officiant's endeavors because every detail of the ceremony that Reverend Meghan Gurley created for us was above and beyond normal expectation. At my wedding the aisle blew away, the trellis fell over and the vases of roses crashed onto the tables: losing their battle with the wind. None of this mattered in the least because the wedding ceremony that Reverend Gurley performed was absolutely beautiful. Years of education followed by training at the seminary prepared this minister to craft a unique and touching marriage ceremony that involved our guests, as well as, ourselves. Due to Reverend Gurley's attention to detail and genuine concern for our preferences we did not just attend our ceremony we experienced our marriage. Our ceremony was so precious that not even high winds could deter our joy. Thanks, Reverend Gurley.


Our wedding was perfect thanks to Rev. Meghan! During the wedding planning process, Rev. Meghan was always available for all of my questions and concerns (I was one of those overly anxious brides!) She made everything easy and all about us! Highly recommended!


My husband and I had the best ceremony ever. I have been to plenty of weddings but nothing like ours. She definitely went beyond "I do". She is awesome. I recommend her services. You won't be disappointed at all.


Let me first say that the following words will pale in comparison to Rev. Gurley. What Rev. Gurley does is truly Beyond I Do… she is a guiding hand, with a wealth of knowledge who is kind, caring, energetic and is very easy to talk with and feel comfortable. When we first called Rev. Gurley she personally answered the phone in the evening hours and answered all my questions, I felt an instant comfort in speaking with her. She then spoke at length with me regarding our Wedding Ceremony and that it was about our day and it was our ceremony. She then met with both my husband and me to discuss what exactly we wanted for our ceremony. She prepared an unbelievable private ceremony and she selected a ceremony that was right in alignment with who we are as individuals and together as a couple. (She did ALL of that prior to meeting with us with only speaking to us over the phone). After meeting with us and truly going step by step, she prepared another amazing ceremony. She called weekly to check in to see how we were doing. Everyone at our wedding, who met her, gave her the same compliment, what an amazing Reverend who made our wedding perfect! We would highly recommend Rev. Gurley for your wedding.


Rev Meghan... thank you for making our wedding so special. Our phone conversations prior to meeting were very promising and when we met I was amazed at how much effort you had made to create the ceremony special and different by incorporating Hindu traditions in a non-religious American style wedding. Our assurance grew stronger and we added more Hindu traditions... and I don't think any other officiant would have made so much efforts to make the ceremony so unique. Thank you for being there for us and we would strongly recommend Rev. Meghan for wedding ceremonies specially if someone wants to make it unique!


Meghan was the prefect officiant for us and our special day. Our beliefs are non-traditional, our pieced together family is non-traditional and Meghan was able to help us create the perfect ceremony. With an open mind, an open heart and a passion for what she does she was able to walk us step by step to make sure our ceremony was truly OUR ceremony. If you aren't looking for just a plain, cookie cutter ceremony for your special day, then I strongly suggest you use Mrs. Gurley.


On behalf of my lovely wife and I we would like to thank you for a wonderful service with vows that touch everyone who attended. We highly recommend Rev Gurley and her services. Thank you for helping our dream become a reality.


Rev Gurley was amazing to work with! She was very professional from the get-go & easy to work with. She took the time to listen & was open to our beliefs & ideas for the Ceremony. She uses a very basic, open ceremony outline, with her help, & by combining our ideas with some of the options she provided, we were able to create something that fit us perfectly! Our family was very happy, but above all, WE were happy. If she were in any other business than officiating weddings, we would be repeat customers for life. She is an absolute pleasure to work with & we definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Thank you Meghan, for completing our perfect day!


I just want to take a few moments to say thank you so much for the wonderful job you did marrying Arnold and me! You really accommodated us and made things so easy for me! It was short, simple and sweet, just like I wanted! The vows you supplied were perfect and everyone commented on them. I particularly appreciated the "frameable" certificate - just beautiful! It was a genuine pleasure to meet you! Thanks again Meghan!


Something touched me about Meghan once I read her website and then after our initial phone call I new immediately she was the one to guide us through this special time. Our ceremony was beautiful, heartfelt and completely us. Our guest all commented that it was the best ceremony they had attended and that they wanted to refer her to other friends and family. In addition to her services she genuinely cares about the couples she marries and offers her friendship, her guidance and her Ministrial services to you for as long as you need them. She has a beautiful spirit, a wonderful sense of humor and immense patience! We had somewhat of an elopement with a small number of guest but we plan to remarry next year with a big wedding and we will be calling on Ms. Meghan!


Rev. Gurley is truly an awesome human being who really knows that a wedding is about the couple and their wants and needs. She worked with us, step-by-step, through every aspect of our ceremony and always checked in with how we felt. She is amazing!


Meghan is incredibly responsive. We knew that we could count on her and that she would do a great job. She's incredibly professional, creative and put us immediately at ease. Meghan is reliable and goes out of her way to personalize your wedding, which was really a priority for us. We'd highly recommend her for your wedding.


On our first meeting with Meghan, we felt an instant comfort with her and after sitting and chatting for some time we were adamant that she was perfect for us. She was more than happy to advise us where needed but at no point would she try to hint at putting any of her own beliefs into our ceremony. She was very clear that is was OUR day and OUR ceremony. She has a vast wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and also a great sense of humour. And she clearly loves doing this! Highly recommended.


Mrs. Gurley was wonderful. We didn't have much time to plan, our wedding came together at the last minute, and she was extremely accommodating and affordable! The consultation was easy going, and afterward, I felt at peace. When it comes to days like this, you definitely need someone to rely on and Mrs. Gurley is that person. I absolutely recommend her.


Meghan provided excellent service during all stages of our wedding. Extremely pleasant and very thorough. Family members on both sides were very pleased with her as well. We don't think anyone else could have made our wedding any more perfect! Strongly recommend her for your wedding needs.

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