I recently had the pleasure of working with Rachel Mueller-Lust. My husband and I were married in Poughkeepsie, NY in June. Rachel played an important role in making my wedding day everything I could have hoped for. She created a beautiful ceremony that
was filled with meaning for me and my husband, and well as all of our guests. We were not planning on having a religious ceremony but still wanted to have a level of ceremony and formality. Rachel did exactly that. She wrote the ceremony based on our own words,
but was able to use her experience as a wedding celebrant to create a heartfelt, appropriate and intimate wedding. Throughout the planning process Rachel had us do "homework", filling out questionnaires about our relationship and what we mean to each other.
This homework forced us both to take time out to really consider why we were getting married and how we felt about each other. Planning a wedding is very stressful, and it is very easy to get caught up in the details. Rachel provided an excuse to take a step
back and reflect on the big picture, the life long commitment that we were entering into. I highly recommend Rachel Mueller-Lust.
Rachel was not only an incredible officiant/life celebrant, but also a true help in planning our wedding ceremony. My husband and I asked her many questions throughout our planning in terms of the ceremony to get her advice on what would be best for certain
things and her recommendations about things as well. Rachel always replied quickly with wonderful advice and help and always welcomed our questions. She also has an ample supply of resources that she had sent us to read, which helped for things such as choosing
a reading for the ceremony, and ideas for writing our vows as well. Rachel has some fun little questionnaires to get to know you and when she writes her beautiful ceremony story, she includes wonderful details that came from your answers and it is filled with
beautiful words that made us so emotional! Also, Rachel is wonderful for sending emails of encouragement, compliments, and even friendly reminders when you lose track of things that need to be done, which as a bride can be very helpful! She was never pushy
though. I truly enjoyed working with Rachel and speaking to her often. She is readily available to help you in any way she can. She takes her job seriously and is passionate about it, which translated on our special day. My family and friends enjoyed her company
and she was a pleasure to work with and significantly added to our experience! I highly recommend Rachel!