Reverend John Graf, Jr. The Minister Man
 
"From the moment John came to our home, we felt at ease. His warm personal touch made us feel like everything was going to be wonderful. John not only gave us excellent ideas for the wedding, he also was very flexible with the date in short notice. At our wedding, he made the entire ceremony very personal and so special . A couple of our friends that were getting married a few months after requested that he marry them as well. I would recommend John to anyone as he will deliver more than expected . Danielly and I consider John a best friend in our hearts."
Helberth & Danielly DeOliveira, June 1, 2008, New York, NY

"We can't thank Reverend Graf enough for making our wedding day so extra special. Anyone who has ever planned or partaken in wedding planning knows the stress associated with it, and I truly think during all the stressful planning, and coordinating that couples might find themselves forgetting what their wedding day truly signifies. Reverend Graf's ceremony was so heartfelt, so sincere, and so beautifully spoken that everyone in attendance was reminded the true reason we were standing there. He holds a very special place in our hearts and our wedding would not have been the same without him."
Michele & Sherief, Singer May 24, 2008, The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"We want to thank you on the wonderful job you did officiating our wedding. Everyone has been coming up to us complimenting us on how heartfelt it was and how the wedding was NOT boring at all (which I had to laugh at because a lot of Filipino weddings tend to be long so everyone was surprised!). Thank you again for giving us a wedding to remember!"
Vivienne & Alan Mendoza, September 27, 2008, The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"If you are looking for a Minister that is genuinely warm, caring and compassionate, then Reverend John Graf is the perfect Minister to perform your wedding ceremony. The first time we met with Reverend John we knew we didn't need to look any further. He is so outgoing, has a great sense of humor and immediately puts you at ease. He involved us in every step of planning the ceremony to make sure that it was personalized not only for us, but for our families as well. He has a true joy and passion for what he does and he speaks from the heart. Reverend John will not only be your Minister, but he will also be your friend way beyond the day of your wedding ceremony."
With heartfelt thanks, Sue and Steve Alexander, September 22, 2008

"John, thank you for the extra effort on our special day. From beginning to end you carried us with ease. Your professionalism and kindness was not only noticed by us but also by our family and friends. We can not thank you enough, we will always remember you."
Luis & Brenda Sarduy August 23, 2008, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ

"Working with Reverend John Graf, Jr. to create an intimate, interfaith ceremony for our wedding was a dream! We didn't even know where to start before meeting with him. He took a personal interest in us and guided us through creating a ceremony that was a true representation of 'us.' He acted as our coach, friend and advisor and even gave us an excellent recommendation for a florist! We were thrilled with his service!"
Pamela and Eric Gordon, August 15, 2008, Basking Ridge Country Club

"We would like to thank you for a wonderful and very memorable wedding day. It was everything we wanted and could have ever imagined. You did a FANTASTIC job! Not only did we get to watch the ceremony over and over again and see first hand how smooth and natural you are, but after the wedding and still to this day, family and friends rant on and on how wonderful you were. All we heard was how the ceremony was smooth, straight to the point, but with very personal touch. You are definitely good at what you do and im happy we picked a (natural) professional."
Steve & Theresa Allara, July 26, 2008, The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater NJ

"Gregg and I wanted to thank you for making our wedding ceremony so special. It meant so much to me that we were able to get to know each other through our initial meeting, emailing back and forth and the rehearsal dinner. By the time the wedding came around, we felt like old friends. We are both Catholic but getting married outdoors was always a wish of ours. It was really important for the ceremony to incorporate religion yet feel personalized and relaxed as well. You made it emotional, spiritual, and funny! Plus it was a beautiful day too! We will never forget it!"
Cindy and Gregg Cherbonneau, July 25, 2008, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ

"Thanks to Reverend John Graf, Jr., our wedding was outstanding! He was warm, charming, and fun! Most of all, he made what could be a stressful time, easy and smooth flowing. He was so well organized with the wedding plans and had great suggestions. My guests were very impressed with his service and said he had a good sense of humor and was very personable. I would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone."
Ashley and Joshua Maynard, July 10, 2008, Wagner Family Home, Dunellen, NJ

"We can't thank you enough for your guidance and services. Your calming presence made it possible for both of us to feel comfortable and at ease throughout the wedding process. It was important to us that our two faiths and cultures were united as one in our Ceremony. You allowed us to achieved our goal. Both our families and friends commented on how beautiful and memorable our ceremony was. You have loved, encouraged, and nurtured us, both as individuals, and as a couple. You have a special place in our hearts!"
Beatriz and Brian Hodkinson, July 5, 2008, The Palace, Somerset, NJ

"We couldn't have been happier with our wedding ceremony at the Olde Mill Inn. Thanks to your support and advice, we truly had the ceremony of our dreams!"
Lindsey and Michael Stephens, July 3, 2008, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ

"Reverend John Graf, Jr. was not just a minister to us -- he was involved in the whole wedding experience. He offered his assistance and guidance in such a professional, yet friendly manner. It was a pleasure and an honor to have him perform our ceremony. John was the first minister we met with when we were beginning the selection process. After meeting with John for coffee, for 1 hour, we looked at each other and immediately agreed that we didn't need to look any further. WE LOVED HIM, and would recommend him to anyone!"
Dawn Marie and Craig Warren, June 28, 2008, The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"Reverend John Graf was such a pleasure to work with. When my husband and I didn't know how to put our wedding ceremony together, Reverend John knew exactly what to say and how to put the whole thing together. Our Wedding was everything we had hoped for. Thank you, John!"
Shelley and Justin King, May 30, 2008, Water's Edge, Sea Bright, NJ

"When Anthony and I met Reverend John, we felt very comfortable. He was understanding, very helpful and re-assuring. We even shared laughs together along the way. It was obvious to to us that he loved the work he was doing and he delivers a ceremony that is heart-felt, warm and memorable. We would recommend Reverend John to anyone who is looking for someone to help make their day a special and unforgettable one. xoxo"
Love, Veronica and Anthony Caruso, May 23, 2008, Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ

"Rev.John Graf, Jr....a very passionate interfaith minister! He touched the hearts of every one of the guests at our wedding. He extremely expressed the words "Love" and "Passion" and their importance to everyday life for every couple. With his talented mind, he gave courage to strengthen our faith to each other as the years progress. His extraordinary humor made everybody laugh and relax. He gave importance to the couple he is marrying,(the bride especially). Throughout his ceremony, we enjoyed listening to him and to this I give a 10 !!!!! Thanks for the wonderful time you shared with us!"
Linda Dinglasan & Steve Hertneck, May 18, 2008, The Palace in Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

"Reverend John Graf, Jr...in less than a hour, we felt that John knew exactly who we were and what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. He was like part our family. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and told us that it was the best wedding ceremony that they have ever attended. John delivered beyond our expectations."
Lisa and Michael Parla, May 3, 2008, Basking Ridge Country Club, Bernards, NJ

"We had a wonderful wedding experience with Reverend Jonh Graf, Jr. He is personable and really cared about us -- both as a wedding couple and individually. It was a beautiful day for us!
Katia and Mike Russoniello, April 20, 2008, Fox Hollow Country Club, Branchburg, NJ

"We would like to thank you making our wedding ceremony so special. From the time we met you, we knew instantly that you were the one to perform our wedding ceremony! During the planning stages, you were extremely helpful and really listened to what we wanted out of our ceremony. You delivered the ceremony of our dreams! Your incredible sensitivity, humor and gentle encouragement made every moment of the ceremony truly unforgettable. You have an extraordinary gift and a bright spirit that moved us all. Many of our family and friends have told us that this was the most beautiful, loving and touching ceremony they had ever witnessed. We would have to agree."
Tanishka & David Cruz, April 19, 2008, The Bretton Woods, Morris Plains, NJ

"We couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Reverend John Graf, Jr. did a wonderful job officiating at our wedding in April 2008. As soon as I talked to John on the phone I could tell I found the perfect match to our wedding. We met with John for lunch and had a great time with him. He is easy and fun to be with. He gave us some great wedding tips and went over everything from A to Z that we had questions about. I was living in SC at the time and he was always available via the telephone to answer my many questions. He was the best choice we made for our wedding. He sincerely takes time to get to know you, is personable, humorous, and a great speaker! After the service our relatives raved about him! In fact they still rave about him today when my wedding is brought up! We highly recommend him for your wedding!"
Leslie and Alex Garay, April 5, 2008, Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"Reverend Graf has a great personality that makes you feel like you have known him all your life. Most importantly, he listens and gives excellent advice. He did a marvelous job of helping us to interpret our feelings into just the right words. Those words in turn once said out loud in front of our family and friends miraculously took our relationship to another level that has since marveled both of us. During the ceremony he also made us feel relaxed so that we were able to enjoy hearing our wedding vows. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found him. He is both a great choice and, in our estimation, a great person who we now consider a new personal friend."
Eileen and Joe Santana, March 8, 2008, The Bridgewater Manor

"Todd and I had a very hard time finding someone to officiate our wedding since we had different religious backgrounds. We didn't want to exchange vows in a house of worship because we felt that would be choosing one religion over the other. We also didn't want to disrespect each others beliefs or religions, so the wording had to be delicate. The moment we met John, we felt at ease. He was so friendly, professional, and just plain amazing. We agreed before he even walked away that we would be using him to marry us. When the day of the event came, we were both relaxed, and all of our relatives were at ease. We both have the utmost respect for him on both a personal and professional level. We love John and wish him the best of luck spreading the love, word of God, trust and comfort that we experienced with him."
Joey Rae & Todd Kenjorski, February 23, 2008, The Short Hills Caterers

"Reverend Graf married us in February 2008. From the moment we met Reverend Graf, we knew he would be perfect to marry us. He made us feel so comfortable and made us laugh during all of the wedding planning. He was so helpful with reminder notes on next steps we should be planning for. He helped us with the process of applying for our marriage license, florist recommendations, as well as recommendations for an assisted living center where we donated our flowers after the reception. My mother has emergency surgery just two days before our wedding. Talk about a stressful situation. Reverend Graf helped us relax and celebrate that my mom was able to recover and make it to the wedding. Thank you, Reverend Graf, for making our special day even more special!"
Bill and Kristin Squires, February 23, 2008, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ

"Tina and I could not have asked for a better day or a more special and memorable Civil Union ceremony which you conducted. The entire process -- from our first meeting with you, right until our big day -- was made less stressful by your actions. We were so pleased with the entire experience and we received many compliments on your ceremony from both family and friends. We can't thank you enough for making our day so very special."
Therese & Tina, November 18, 2007, Schooley's Mountain Lodge

"We heard about Reverend John Graf through our florist when we were planning our wedding. We were looking for a person who was genuine and cared about sharing in our special day and customizing to our need, not someone looking to get paid to marry us. As soon as we met with John, we both instantly knew he was the right person for our most special day. The day of our wedding was the most special day of our lives and John lived up to every expectation we had and more. It has been almost a year now and our family and friends still talk about how wonderful our ceremony was. Reverend John Graf, Jr. is professional, easy to work with, caring, attentive, funny and adapted the ceremony to our specific needs. He assisted us with ways to incorporate our lovely daughter into our ceremony and made everyone truly feel as if they were part of our special moment as well. Because John made our day so special, we will always remember him standing up there together with us for the rest of our lives. He is a true gem! "
Paul & Dina Biscione, November 11, 2007, The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ

"We were very happy with your services. From the beginning we felt as if we were receiving personal attention & that helped to ease any stresses we were going through in planning our wedding. We especially loved your tip to ask the Bridgewater Manor if the Somerset Room was available on the day of our wedding; what an upgrade! I would happily recommend you to friends & family for any minister services they would require in the future."
Erin & Maurice Montoya, October 27, 2007, The Bridgewater Manor

"Reverend John Graf, Jr. made our wedding day extra special. His warm words touched all our family and friends. Having him perform our wedding was by far the best decision we made."
Carina & Dan Roche, September 30, 2007, The Olde Mill Inn Basking Ridge, NJ

"Reverend John Graf is truly devoted to his craft. He got to know us well, and was able to personalize our ceremony, making it one of a kind. We will never forget his amazing words which made our special to most memorable it could be."
Amanda and Jason Kline, June 27, 2007, Piscataway, NJ

"We could not have chosen anyone more perfect than Reverend John Graf for our wedding ceremony. His sincerity is very heartfelt and he made the experience very personal through the entire process. We will always remember Reverend Graf for making our wedding eveything we hoped it would be."
Susan and David Bucey, June 15, 2007, Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"We have been happily married for over a year now and could not have done it without the help and support of John Graf. John was there for us every step of the way when we were planning our wedding, and even more on the special day. His support and knowledge was inspiring. He is more then an officiant he is a friend for life. Thanks again, John, and we hope to see you again in the future."
Love Always, Melinda & Phaiboon Sysongdeth, August 17, 2007, Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ

"John, we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so memorable. Your compassionate words on love were truly amazing and will never be forgotten by us as well as our guests; they are still talking about you. There aren't enough words of appreciation to express how special you made us feel. Thank you so much!"
Kristen and Steve Ogilvie, June 30, 2007, Basking Ridge Country Club, Bernards, NJ

"Our family and friends are still talking about how wonderful our wedding ceremony was! We couldn't have found anyone else who could deliver a more beautiful ceremony."
Jen & Artie Johnson, The Berkeley Plaza, Stirling, NJ

"Special thanks for making us feel so wonderful! Your touching wedding ceremony was the talk of the reception!"
Shannon & Raymond Bray, Madeline's on Vosseller, Bound Brook, NJ

"Having you as part of our special day gave us everything we had wished for in a wedding officiant. More importantly, you were our friend and spiritual leader. The words you gave to us will be with us for a lifetime!"
Vicky & Jay Jenkins, The Seasons, Washington, NJ

"Reverend John Graf, Jr. married Gary and me last year over Memorial Day Weekend. Reverend Graf certainly knew how to take a special day for both of us and make it over the top. Reverend Graf took the time to get to know both of us as well as our guests. Reverend Graf has an extraordinary sense of humor which calmed the hectic day, set the tone for a superb ceremony and a smooth reception. Surely he helped to construct an elated day to remember."
Mark Dombroski & Gary VanNostrand, May 25, 2007, Bridgewater, NJ

"Reverend John Graf, Jr. performed our Civil Union ceremony and it was everything we wanted and more! The ceremony was a simple one in the comfort of our own home with a few of our closest friends. After being together for over twenty years we thought the ceremony would be anti-climatic, but it turned out to be more than that. It was inspiring and memorable — and when we look back at the photos, they really captured how happy we truly are. John worked with us in a short time frame and we had a great event at the house. John is very professional and it was easy and comfortable for us to work with him. We have recommended him to our friends and he performed their ceremony a week after ours. We attended the event and it was lovely. John did a great job and we will continue to recommend his services.
Karen Youngman & Gail Johnson, November 10, 2007, Hillsborough, New Jersey

"As true with many couples, our special family functions are a significant aspect of our life together. And our family functions are not complete without the participation of Reverend John Graf. John officiated many of our family functions including our wedding, the baptism of our daughter, and the wedding of my brother. At each and every function, John made the ceremony personal, sincere, and most importantly, he made the day complete. We would happily recommend John for anyone looking for that special someone to make their ceremony the most special day of their lives. He will forever be an honorary part of our family."
Jessica & Jason Wormeck, October 13, 2006, Kirkpatrick Chapel, New Brunswick , NJ

"Thank you, John, for being such a great friend—You made our wedding ceremony one that was personalized and unique with just the right touches."
Marilyn & Rob Flock, June 30, 2002, Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ

"We didn't know where to turn when it came time to have our children baptized, but there you were. It meant so much to us to have you perform the child dedications for all three of our adopted daughters. You are a special friend and will always be a part of our lives!"
Linda & Carl Golden, April 7, 2007, Bordentown, NJ

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