Testimonials... what couples are saying about us!
These guys were fantastic!
Don and Kat were so great to work with. Don made our ceremony so heartfelt and special and he also has a great sense of humor. Kat’s pics were beautiful! I’m so excited that we chose them for our wedding! Kim
Amazing & went smoothly
Don & Kathy made everything about my ceremony go smoothly! My husband and I had our ceremony on the beach and we wanted a traditional ceremony with a runner, chairs, and an arch and Don was extremely accommodating and guided me the day before where to place everything and how the ceremony will flow. My pictures came out phenomenal! Kathy was really easy to work with and would tell me how to stand or look to get the best pictures! Thank you both for everything! Christina
Let's Go Down to the Sea You and Me - Highly Recommend
Don and Kat were par excellence in every respect. If you're having a beach wedding, engage with them!
Don is a brilliant wordsmith of the romantic sea, and Kat's photography is breathtaking, (You WILL love your photos, just buy them all). They are lovely, creative, professional people who definitely enhanced our wedding, and added to the magic of the day.
We are so grateful to them. They also offer the opportunity to add some very uniquely beautiful and spiritual elements to your ceremony. There is one in particular that we chose that we already cherish. We can't tell you what it is - it's a trade secret of theirs (shhh!). In tribute to their style of artistry, let me offer this, with an homage to Dr. Seuss, clearly a favorite of theirs (and ours).
Let's Go Down to the Sea You and Me
Let's get married us two, big decision you know!
We know why, but who what how, and where do we go?
Let's go down to the sea you and me,
With family and loved ones, and friends more than three.
We'll exchange vows, tie the knot, and get hitched in the sand
And let the wind and the waves be our own wedding band.
Invite the Beach's, Don and Kat,
One does this, while the other does that.
We'll let their words please us and ease us,
As the ocean winds breeze us,
And we'll be married in no time flat!
We said we would and we do and we did,
But there's really so much more
We got what we wanted, a Wedding with a Heart,
Right down there on the shore!
With much Gratitude and Respect,
Dan & Laura
We highly recommend Don to anyone looking for a worry free and laid back officiant. He knew us right off the bat and helped mold our ceremony into a beautiful and fitting experience. Our guests are still talking about how perfect the ceremony was. Michelle
Very Pleased with the Officiant Services for our Destination Vow Renewal
Don Beach was recently hired to officiate our 25th Wedding Anniversary Destination Vow Renewal in Newport, Rhode Island. Though he was selected by our venue as part of an elopement package that we booked with them, we were very happy with the choice. Mr. Beach and his wife were quick to respond to our inquiries whether by phone, email, or text. We found Mr. Beach to be professional but also personable as well as informative, offering us a website with sample ceremony scripts he had written so that we could get a better idea of the sort of renewal we wanted. When we decided to write our own script and our own vows, he was completely open to our choices. He was willing to read everything we sent him and conduct the ceremony to our liking, even though it included some personal touches that made it a bit longer than the average elopement ceremony. As the big day approached, he was flexible with both location (we wanted an outside renewal but were not sure it would be possible until the eleventh hour due to weather instability) and timing, offering to adjust his schedule to accommodate an earlier or later start time in case of rain. Mr. Beach conducted our ceremony with just the right blend of sincerity and jocularity which allowed us to have a renewal that was both poignant and fun. Both he and his wife were very kind to us, complimenting our selections for the readings and working to send us some footage that we requested they film of the day. There did seem to be a bit of misunderstanding about his fee and who would be paying it since it was part of the package we had purchased through the venue. Apparently his price was a bit above their average officiant allotment, but, since they had chosen him, they agreed to pay the difference. In our opinion, he was worth the money, and we would not hesitate to hire him a second time if we had the chance to do it all again. Carrie
Perfect for a small wedding
Don and Kathy were fantastic. Don is funny and warm (and a Master of Dad jokes), and Kathy was a sweetheart. They helped make our wedding day even easier (we really wanted it to be the easiest wedding ever, magically, it actually was), and they were so on top of things that when there was a gas outage in Newport they made sure we had talked with the venue and had all our guests covered since many places were without heat. The pictures came out wonderful (you can barely tell we're freezing to death in the outside ones!) and we couldn't have been happier! Katie
We used Donny Beach (yes that is the owner's name) for our elopement. What an amazing experience. We were able to plan everything within hour and the overall service took less than 1 hour. Donny and his wife did an excellent job with planning the ceremony with a beautiful sunset in the background. Great photos to go along with a very memorable service. FYI - in addition to being an officiant, he and his wife take excellent photos for the service. Hamlet
Don and Kathy Beach officiated and photographed our wedding in September at Newport Vineyards in Rhode Island, and we could not be happier with their services! They were so personable and easy to work with! They were punctual and responded immediately to all of our questions and requests. Don did an incredible job officiating our ceremony. He made it so personalized and special for us. Kathy (as well as Don) truly captured the beauty, love and happiness of our special day in her photography. We began receiving digital prints within 2 days of our wedding, and had all of the digitals within 5 days. Their price was beyond responsible, especially for the quality of work that they do. We are so happy that we chose them. We will forever have priceless photographs of the most special day of our lives, thanks to them!
Lots of love,
Donald was not only funny and laid back, him and his wife Kathy were so so helpful throughout our whole wedding process. They went above and beyond. They didn't only give us the coolest ceremony ever and take the most magical pictures on earth, they also helped us with the flowers and the location. Donald also gave us the BEST advice when I contemplated doing the typical large wedding by saying not to. He assured me that keeping it small was the best decision and boy was he right. Our small amount of guests had the time of their lives and so did we. We are so grateful for finding Donald and Kathy! You cannot go wrong! Jacqueline
They made wedding planning easy! Don Beach responded very quickly to all e-mail communications and was insightful in terms of where to hold the ceremony, where to eat and where to stay in the area.
On the day of the ceremony, Don made us feel very relaxed and at ease. He and his wife are wonderful photographers; they captured our special day perfectly and we are thankful to have such beautiful photos as keepsakes from our special day! Katie
Donny and his wife Kathy made our special day very magical! We really could not have asked for a more perfect wedding ceremony. From the moment we spoke to Donny, we knew we had found our officiant. If you are looking for a small, affordable, intimate and genuine wedding -- then search no more! Their customer service is impeccable, and they were such a pleasure to work with. This pair demonstrates what society has seemed to forget... a wedding is about two people and their feelings for each other, not some fancy hor' d' oeuvres. Last but certainly not least, the photography was absolutely breathtaking. This couple deserves more than 5 stars! Allysse
Doing our wedding with Don and Kathy was the most magical experience ever...our elopement was exactly what we wanted and more. Thank you for making our wedding exactly what we dreamed of with every detail that we wanted for such an affordable cost. The pictures were beautiful and perfect as well and very unique from traditional wedding photos. I loved the entire experience and would recommend weddings with a heart all my life to everyone I know for there is no other wedding officiant and photographer that can capture such a special moment as you guys have. Thank you from the deepest of our hearts. We look forward to celebrating our renewal of vows in a couple of years with you guys again :-) ! Laureen
Don and Kathy were great to work with, they were very responsive during the planning stages and were able to give us the very laid back, casual ceremony we were looking for. Our pictures turned out great and it was definitely a good value for the cost considering how many pictures we ended up with! Kimberly
We could not be happier with our experience with Don & Kathy, who made our Block Island wedding so easy, fun, and absolutely beautiful. Don was always prompt and so helpful each time I reached out via email or phone; he provided us with awesome options for our vows, ideas for venues, and was so flexible and accommodating leading up to the wedding. The wedding itself was everything I've ever dreamed of. Kathy was so professional and easy to work with, and her photographs were absolutely gorgeous. Don put us both at ease with his carefree, humorous style, at the same time making the ceremony so meaningful. The photos were fun and captured everything that we wanted and then some, and were ready very quickly, within days! I am so thankful and happy to have found Don & Kathy, and would highly recommend them to anyone. They are the best! Jess
We absolutely loved working with Donnie and his wife in setting-up the wedding. The service was very small (me, my wife, & unborn son). It took a handful of emails and call to Donald to set-up all the details. He was the officiant and photographer, and his wife the additional photographer. For the price of an average wedding dress we got 1st class treatment. He recommended the place (perfect beach at sunset), prepared the ceremony (short & sweet), and recommended a local florist for my wife's flowers and a hair dresser for my wife. We got to the beach at 7pm, by 750pm we were married and off to our romantic dinner. For a very very modest price we got over 200 pictures documenting the blast we had. We loved every bit of the service and would definitely recommend the service.
Don was our officiant and his wife Kathy was our photographer. They were excellent. Don was always very prompt in responding to emails. They were extremely professional. Don gave us great options for vows etc. He also gave us the suggestion for our venue which worked out perfectly. Their prices were very reasonable. His wife Kathy did a great job with our photos and again the prices were very reasonable. She was also very professional and helpful and made us feel very comfortable, as did Don. Our ceremony / vows were exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend Don and Kathy to anyone. Lauren