Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! We were so moved by his beautiful words. The Captain’s unique mix of poignant prose and comical anecdotes was perfect, and helped set the mood for a beautiful ceremony.
Both my fiancé and I really felt like Captain Arnold had a grasp of who we are individually, and as a couple.
Again, we can’t say enough about the marvelous job Captain Arnold did!
Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells responded with the following comments:
Thank you for that beautiful review. I really appreciate it. It’s always nice to hear those wonderful comments from my couples. It tell me I’m still doing a great job. Be happy, enjoy life and maybe our paths will cross again when you’re a guest at some ones wedding.
He was very professional and I will have him married me again I loved my ceremony and family loved it too
Could not have loved Captain Arnold more — what a positive guy. We wanted a secular ceremony that still really felt like it meant something (just sans God references) and he delivered. He basically had a fan club after the ceremony was done — he mixed some humor in with the emotion, and really delivered an awesome ceremony.
Captain Arnold performed the most perfect ceremony for us! We could not have been happier! He made our ceremony so beautiful and personal!
Here is a copy of the letter we sent Captain Arnold after our wedding; I think it says it all:
Hi Captain Arnold,
We got home from our honeymoon in Belize and had received your package. The letter was beautiful and we really appreciate the copy of the wedding vows and photograph. You will always have a special place in our hearts (and mantel!) Thank you again for being our wedding officiant, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. You made us feel comfortable and at ease. Each and every guest told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony as well. We really feel as though you captured the sentiment of marriage perfectly. Your words touched us and our guests in a lovely way and I know we will remember that day forever as one of the happiest of our lives.
Mary Allison and Richard Fiedler
It’s Julia and James
We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony!! We heard many wonderful compliments from our family and guests about how touching the ceremony was! You will always be a central part of the memories of our special day
Julia and James
There are no accidents! As my husband and I were looking for local officiants that would be the perfect match for us, we came across information on the Knot for Nautical Wedding Bells. We were incredibly fortunate to have Capt. Arnold join us in marriage June 29, 2013. He is compassionate, understanding and willing to do anything he can to make your special day truly YOURS. There are not words to describe the beauty and wisdom behind every word spoken during the ceremony. And he’s absolutely right~ Remember to listen to each word. Even 2 months later, the complements from family and friends keep coming about the beautiful celebration of our love. We can’t thank Capt. Arnold enough!! We look forward to seeing the Captain in Times Square on St. Valentine’s to renew our vows!! Mr. & Mrs. MM
I cannot thank you enough for presiding over our nuptials at sea. Our ceremony was so much more than I ever could have hoped for as you took the time to get to know us and our story and made sure to incorporate small details that did not go unnoticed. I love how you were able to speak from the heart and bring tears to both of our eyes and then say something so sweet that it made us look into each other’s eyes and smile. We appreciate the beautiful copy of the vows that you sent along with a copy of the license and some photos that you had taken. We are framing the vows and hanging them up to be a daily reminder of our special day.
Best Regards from the Newlyweds,
Michelle and Duane Cowhig
We were so happy with our wedding day thanks to the beautiful ceremony from Captain Arnold. He was just wonderful and we couldn’t be happier with all that he helped us with. Anyone looking for the perfect person when it comes to weddings call Capt Arnold!
Dear Captain Arnold:
Chip and I wanted to thank you again for officiating at our wedding and for your lovely vows.
We also appreciate your keeping our guests laughing as the wind and waves kept trying to take over our ceremony. You truly earned your captain title as a wave splashed on you.
Many of our guests have told us that our wedding ceremony was the nicest and most memorable one that they had ever attended. We truly want to thank you again for making that happen.
Eric and Chip
We loved having Captain Arnold officiate our wedding. We received many wonderful compliments regarding our ceremony. He really made our vows special and intimate, and added his own light humor, which everyone loved. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. Love Melissa & Jon
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was everything we hoped for and more. It meant so much to me that the same man who married my sister married us. Thank you.
Tom and Valerie
Personable, prompt and prepared. Thank you Captain Arnold for being our officiant and doing a wonderful job. Our guests were very much moved and loved the ceremony. Thank you for meeting with us prior to the wedding, you were very accommodating. We highly recommend Captain Arnold if you are looking for an officiant for your wedding or even want to renew your vows.
Dear Captain Arnold,
We want to thank you for a truly amazing ceremony that completely surpassed our expectations. We had an amazing evening and all that attended said it was the best wedding ever!
Thank you so so much for your lovely words, they gave real meaning to our ceremony and we will remember them forever. We are still on a high.
Lots of love,
Spike and Bec
From the first conversation we had with Captain Arnold, 10 months before our wedding up to the ceremony, he took a personal interest in our wedding. Our friends who came from around the United States all commented to us that they really enjoyed his service… as did we! I don’t think we could done better for a wedding in Central Park!
We were organizing our wedding in New York from home in Australia. Captain Arnold was most helpful in offering advice on completing the correct marriage paperwork for the State of New York, arranging the park permit for Central Park and offering suggestions of other suppliers.
We loved the ceremony – heartfelt with humor. Andrew and I had an amazing day and remember fondly the service.