We were married last April at the Wyndam Hotel in Virginia Beach. We met Launa and Patrick at a wedding show and knew right away they were a perfect match for us. From the very beginning they were personal and paid great attention to detail and were like
family to us from the get go. We had so many options and they were so patient with us when we even had to change the date! Their services are so much more than music and a wedding officiant… we also got a wedding planner, song advisor, dress coordinator and
best of all new friends. We were given literally any option for music and felt we were in very gentle and capable hands on our biggest day ever. We were so happy and honored that Launa and Patrick were a part of our day, we didn’t realize how incredible it
all was until it was all over and thought back and would trust them completely with any event and I don’t say that often. The music was beautiful and we even received a cd of our wedding for a keepsake. I do remember my dress had a french bustle that after
the ceremony I had no idea how to put up as it was quite complex. I had not thought this out when I bought the dress and before I knew it Launa had it buttoned up and looking great for the reception! I can’t say enough good words…if we renew our vows we’d
never use anyone else of course. We had a beautiful wedding and owe a lot of that to Launa and Patrick. They are professional, knowledgeable, extremely personable and really know what they are doing…. Well Done…. Thank You !!!!!!!! Best, Chris and Kim Loveridge
We were married July of 2012 at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. We used both Launa and Patrick. I knew the moment I met with them I knew they were the right fit for my wedding. Launa was great with helping me decided and choose what was right for my style.
I did not want a very religious wedding, and she was able to work with me and gave me the best wedding ceremony. The day of my wedding it rained so hard and we were not able to get married outside, like originally planned. Launa was there to help reassure
me that my wedding was still going to be the best day ever, and it was. She was even in the dressing area with me reassuring and helping out where she could. I could not have asked for a better officiate for our wedding. I hope to redo our wedding again in
the future and hope to be able to use Launa and Patrick again. Thank you for making my day day wonderful.
I am a wedding planner in Virginia Beach, Va and have had the pleasure of working with "A Blessing From Above" on numerous occasions. I refer them to all of my brides because they do such a wonderful job. I always inquire with my brides after their wedding
to find out what they thought of "A Blessing From Above" and they all tell me how much they loved the personal service they received and how accommodating Rev. Launa is. They loved the personal touch they received from Rev. Launa and state they will recommend
"A Blessing From Above" to anyone they know that is getting married. I have enjoyed working with "A Blessing From Above" for several years now and find it easy to get into contact with them and how great they work with me and my business as well. You can't
go wrong with hiring "A Blessing From Above" to officiate your wedding. They are the best and will come up with a ceremony that will please all couples.
When we heard about Launa and Patrick from a referral and looked at their website, we had such great vibes from the beginning. Then, after emails and talking on the phone, when we all met each other, it was as if we had known each other for so long. Joe
and I originally had planned out our wedding for over a year and from the very beginning, Launa and Patrick were always so supportive and accommodating to our wants and needs. Then, last minute we decided not to go through with our original wedding plans and
just elope. When we called Launa and Patrick to tell them of our news, instead of being like "oh no, well...we can't help you any more or refund your money" they were basically helpful with planning our simple ceremony and encouraged us that we did the best
thing for us. Five stars isn't enough to rate what A Blessings From Above can and will do for you. They deserve all the stars in the sky. Launa and Patrick basically have treated us like family and supported us from day one. We are eternally grateful for everything
they have done for us. We had a simple ceremony with Launa and yet it was still everything we imagined and more. We highly recommend both Launa and Patrick for your ceremony needs. They are the best ever! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and a
huge part of it was because of A Blessings From Above.
Rev. Launa Byrd truly is a blessing from above! She is so kind and patient, and worked close with my husband and I to ensure that our wedding ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be. She allowed us to piece together our ceremony from a number of different
options, and then with her brilliance, she put it all in the perfect order to make the ceremony suit our needs - not too religious, not too stiff, but still romantic, sentimental, and captured the love between us! . She was also super patient with us while
we worked on writing our own wedding vows. I loved that she gave us a packet of our wedding ceremony afterward, so that we have it to look at it anytime we want to relieve that day! Launa is truly like a wedding coordinator - without the extra cost! She was
there early to set up, she made sure things were in order, and she helped calm and help my family through both the rehearsal and wedding ceremony. Launa was so helpful that when my french bustle didn't turn out so good on the first try, she was right there
with my mom to fix it and get me out on the dance floor! We are so grateful that we found Launa to be our officiant - and her and her husband were a perfect team! With Launa as our officiant, and Patrick Byrd as our DJ, our night was definitely one to remember!
This is definitely a duo you cannot do without - and with their package deal, the price is unbeatable! We definitely picked the right pair for our wedding day, and have made wonderful friends along the way :)
My wife and I had a very specific vision for our Wedding Day, a desire to revel in our appreciation of nature and our nerdiness. With such a unique theme for our big day, I really appreciated Lana and Patrick working so closely with us and so hard to make
it come out perfectly. Lana did an amazing job at finding the right positive tone for our service, pulling from a wide variety of sources to craft a completely unique service for us that celebrated nature and genuinely brought tears to our eyes. The incredibly
moving service was followed by Patrick's MCing, and he was wonderful in allowing us to pick the nerdy music we wanted for our reception as well as mixing in a large number of crowd-pleasing hits to get everyone out on the dance floor. Lana and Patrick make
an exceptional team for crafting an event that was completely unique and incredibly attentive to our specific wants. They are highly recommended for your service!
We were truly blessed to have met Launa and Patrick. They did an amazing job with our ceremony. Launa suggested a part that incorporated the blending of our families, since we both have children from previous relationships, and even the kids teared up!
Beautiful. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a small or large ceremony!!!
Five stars just isnt enough to rate Launa! Launa is extremely down to earth and her main objective is to ensure that your wedding ceremony is just how YOU want it to be! Launa assisted us in creating the most beautiful, romantic, and unforgettable ceremony.
I had numerous compliments on how spectacular our ceremony was and beautifully it was delivered. It is also worth mentioning that she does wear a speaker headset to ensure that all of your guests will be able to hear your beautiful ceremony. Launa is so much
more than just your wedding officiant, she goes above and beyond to help out in any way when it comes to your special day. Launa was such a huge asset even at our wedding reception! Please dont make the mistake of hiring just any officiant as this day will
be one of the most important days of your life. Launa is always available in the months prior to your special day and is very dependable. She will allow you input and give advice when it comes to your ceremony. She will deliver it eloquently and professionally.
My husband and I thank Launa from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony so special and unforgettable!
We were truly blessed the day we met Launa and Patrick at a wedding show. We knew within seconds they would be the officiant/DJ team we had been looking for to help make our special wedding an event of a lifetime. They were not only extremely happy to
help with our same sex marrige, but made the event an opportunity to prove to family and friends that our wedding was as important at any other. Our wedding was the day of the hurricane in 2011 and through the storm they made in through the Hampton Roads Tunnel
(with their kitten in tow) to our wedding. It was a service that was amazingly beautiful and personal and there was not a dry eye in the room. The reception was a party indeed, where there were people dancing all night long. We were so blown away by their
skills and their passion in what they do that we even hired them to throw a surprise dance party for our son a few months later. Whether it was our wedding or the birthday party, they have always gone above and beyond to make unforgettable memories. We are
proud to refer them to anyone who is looking for an amazing ceremony!
From the minute I met Rev. Launa I knew I had made the right decision. She is such a kind and warm person, exactly the type of individual I wanted to have officiate my wedding ceremony. My Husband and I loved being able to word our ceremony the way we
wanted. Launa helped to create a wonderfully unique and personalized service that highlighted what we loved in each other. All of my guests commented on how beautiful and different our ceremony was. They all said that it was the most touching service they'd
ever attended. Throughout the whole process ahe was easy to get in touch with, extremely helpful, and was wonderful when it came to suggestions for rituals and vows. She went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations throughout the whole day. I noticed
her helping set up the centerpiece's and even put my cake topper on my cake. She was truely a lifesaver!! Without her help coaching my flower girl Im not sure she would've made it down the aisle. We loved having her and would highly recommend her to anyone
seeking a very special and personal wedding! Thank you Rev. Launa
Such a great person to work with Launa was the officiant for my step daughters wedding and we could not have chosen better she and Patrick both were so helpful and helped us think of everything even down to the smallest detail. They are worth every penny
you won't be disappointed!!!!!
Absolutely a fabulous officiant. Covered all the details and help us develop a ceremony just for us. I would recommend both Launa and Patrick to everyone. Very professional!!! Worth every dollar!!!!