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Wedding Testimonials From Our Couples

"Jeff!
I wanted to thank you again. Everyone went on and on at how impressed they were with the intimate beauty of the ceremony. We are excited to see how the pictures turned out."
Jacie Morris Saint Joseph, MO.

"Jeff!
Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding perfect. We really thought we were going to be so nervous but the way you spoke and smiled helped us stay calm. When we think about our wedding day the best part was at the chapel. We are so glad we found you! You will always have a place in our hearts!"
Sarah and Travis Johnson Springfield, Mo.

"Hi Pastor Jim and Alice
God Bless you guys. Jim you did such a wonderful, that I feel saying the word job is unfitting. It was a real blessing from God to have you as our Pastor on our special day. I can't thank you enough!!!!!!!
David and Patrice Hanke Chicago, IL.

"We just wanted to take the time to thank Jeff for a wonderful service at Big Cedar Lodge. The vows were beautiful and brought tears to our eyes. You are amazing and I would highly recommend your services to anyone. Thanks again! Also, we would love to have a copy of the vows to frame. Is that possible?
Cindy and Todd Clow

"Robert Franklin,
Bob performed our ceremony on June 28th in Springfield, MO, and we were so impressed with how wonderful he was. Even with the last minute change of location he was helpful with advice and a friendly smile, as well as doing a lovely ceremony! Thank You and God Bless!
Kayla SPFG, MO.

"Pastor Carmin,
I just wanted to let you know how happy we were to have Pastor Carmin perform our wedding. He made us feel like we had always known him. He did a wonderful job.
Jim and Phyllis Florence, AZ.

"Jeff DeBlase!
Thank you for performing our wedding ceremony it was perfect. Thank You also for the cup of coffee and piece of pie on Can-A-Lope Weddings. Thank You"
Dreama and Ricky, Rogersville Mo.

"Hi Can-A-Lope Weddings!
Stephen and I were married 11-29-08 in front of of the Bear Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa AL by JJ Johnson! It was very memorable, sweet and simple which is what we wanted. Absolutely perfect! We wanted to thank Mr. Johnson! He did a wonderful job with our short ceremony and wore an awesome Alabama jacket!! Everyone cheered and shouted roll tide when he kissed at the end of the ceremony! It couldn't have been better. Thank you so much and ROLL TIDE!!!!"
Mrs. Candice Mizelle Alabama

"Hi Jeff and Cindy!
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. You did a great job and totally loved your suit. Thanks Again!"
Kandise and Matt O'Fallon, Mo.

"Hi Jeff and Cindy!
Thank you very much for your kindness during our wedding time. You were very helpful and open to our ideas and needs. Good luck. We will pass a good reference around to our friends in the area. Thank You Again! God Bless."
Lee and Jennifer F. Branson, Mo.

"Hi there!
I realize you probably get tons of wedding testimonials, but here is one of the photos of our wedding! Thanks for making our wedding day go so smoothly, and everyone complimented Reverend Richard Gordon on his ceremony."
Cybele W. Houston, Tx.

"Jeff DeBlase,
Just wanted to say thank you very much for the ceremony you performed for us. I felt a certain warmth around you almost like being a little closer to God. It feels wonderful! And for that there is a special place in our hearts for you. It also feels great to be married to my best friend. I just feel awesome! Thank you for everything that you have done for me and my family, and we will never forget you. God bless you and thank you again for everything."
Larry and Amanda Kidwell Branson, Mo.

"Jeff and Cindy,
Thank you so much for such a heartfelt ceremony on 9-3. It was such a special day. Thank you for being a part of it."
The Pearsons, Jamie, Elaine & John. Nixa, MO

"Jeff, The ceremony you performed for us on 3-12-05 is very much appreciated. I will definitely recommend your services to others."
Sincerely, Steve and Dean Springfield, Mo.

"Thank You Jeff and Cindy, you guys made our wedding come off just as we wanted, casual and fun. We are glad you guys could officiate the wedding service and attend the party. Thanks for being our friends."
Polly and Robert Springfield, Mo.

"Dear Jeff,
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how things went for our wedding. The day was lovely. Keith did a very professional and touching wedding service for us, just the way we planned. It was a very special day for us both and we could not have asked for more from Keith. There was not a dry eye in the house, me especially! A couple attending our wedding just got married this last Saturday and they were so impressed with the way he did our ceremony, they used part of ours in theirs. I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you finding someone for us, and for Keith doing a fabulous job, especially at the last minute. He is so professional and confident. Keith is definitely a keeper for your business."
Lisa and Martin Atlanta, Ga.

"Hey Robert,
Once again, we really appreciate your help in performing the ceremony. We are so happy to be married and so much in love. We will never forget your kindness."
Aniko, Southern California

"Dear Reverend John,
"I cannot tell you how wonderful our wedding ceremony was! I really enjoyed meeting you and I know Dave did as well! You really made the day ours, and you helped alleviate much of the strain and helped me forget about forgetting Dave's ring! I hope you continue blessing other couples marriage with your insights and sincerity! I told you when we talked, I really wanted someone younger that would inject personality into our ceremony - and you delivered the prose, poetry, and readings with sincerity, thoughtfulness, and still kept things on schedule! We were blessed to have you as our Officiant! Thanks Again! I hope this letter will serve as reassurance for other couples in our situation! Take Care, and e-us anytime."
Helen M. Indiana

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony on 9-3-05. It was a special day. Thank you for being a part of it."
Jamie, Elaine, and John Springfield, Mo.

Hi this is Pamela Levering (Singer).....I am just writing to let you know that Mrs. Shelby Frazier did a wonderful job with our ceremony, we could not be happier. Mrs. Frazier came out and sat with us and was very helpful and made us very comfortable with everything. We are very grateful to her and for all of her help....She is a very warm hearted & kind woman and you are very lucky to have her.
Thank-You all so very much....Mrs. Pamela Levering

"Jeff and Cindy,
We wanted to say thank you for joining us for our special day. I have to say you made our ceremony very special, our quests really liked you Jeff. Thank you both for being there on our unforgettable day! Thanks Again."
Josh and Abra Neosho, Mo.

"DEAR JEFF AND CINDY, JUST WANTED TO WRITE AND THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORDS THAT WERE GIVEN TO US ON OUR DAY. WE JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT WE Couldn't HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER. HUMOR IS A HUGE PART OF OUR RELATIONSHIP, AND You not EVEN KNOWING US ENDED UP BEING A PERFECT FIT FOR OUR WEDDING. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING OUR FAMILY AND Friends TO BLESS OUR MARRIAGE IN PRAYER IT Really MEANT A lot TO US. THANK YOU AND HAVE A MERRY Christmas WITH BLESSINGS"
SEAN & SHERRY Springfield, Mo

"Jeff, I just wanted to say Thank you very much for suggesting Kathleen Mealman, we had a very simple ceremony with just me, Jeff and the girls, it was exactly what we wanted and Kathleen was very flexible with her time to accommodate our family until we could make our plans on Monday morning. This was a very special day for us and it was very nice to notify you on Friday night of our wishes and have it all worked out for Monday! What a great service!"
Jeff, Phyllis, Holli and Hayley St. Louis, Mo.

"Jeff and Cindy, Thank you for performing our ceremony and the blessing you gave our family. The personal attention and comments meant a lot to us. You blessed our new chapter the way we envisioned it. Thank you!"
Mike, Renee, and Brenna Stafford, Mo.

"Jeff,
Thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. We were most pleased. God Bless!"
Len and Barbara Iowa

"Thank you for the beautiful ceremony. You made our special day very memorable."
Jeff and Cathy Fayetteville, Ar.

"Thank you for being there to share in our special day. Trever and I are now busy preparing for our honeymoon, we can't wait."
Trever and Ashley Taney County

"Thank you for performing a beautiful 25th vow renewal anniversary service for us. You helped make our day extra special."
Joe and Kay Springfield, Mo.

"Rev Debra Diaz we thank you from the bottom of our heart for the beautiful dedication that you lead for our son Jalen, Sept 15th 2007. We could not have asked for a better, more sincere or more heart felt ceremony, every aspect of that morning was perfect. I believe God was there as well as the people &family who could not physically be there with us that day. We felt it. It made all the difference that you were so wonderful and truly cared. Thank you"
Happy Mother From New York City

"Hello Chaplin Jim,
We just wanted to thank you and your wife for such a beautiful ceremony last Sunday! A lot of people really loved it. Everything went perfect for us..the ceremony, the sand ceremony, the reception...everything was great. We're sorry we missed you when you left the wedding. We had a box of cake for you and your wife. Thanks again, you did a wonderful job and we really appreciated it"
John and Deidre Winnebago County.

"Chaplain Jim,
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful service you provided on 9/14 at lake Geneva. We received such great compliments. We just wanted to get in touch and wish you and your wife a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
Michelle and Rich Blau Lake Geneva, WI

"Thank you for helping our Special day go so great!"
Casie and Aaron Birmingham, Alabama

"Jeff and Cindy,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day special. We really appreciate you performing our ceremony. It was wonderful! We will recommend you to everyone we know. thank you again and God Bless."
Love Andrea and Jeff Bolivar, MO.

"Pastor Jeff and Cindy, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so beautiful. Thank you also for the lovely card. We will always treasure it. Look us up if you ever come to St. Louis. God Bless!"
Matt and Jill St Louis, MO

"Dear Reverend Gibson,
We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your services. You went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you very much for your help with the marriage license too. Everything you did for us is deeply appreciated and we feel a close bond with you now. We hope to see you again soon and thanks again."
Diana and Robby, Oklahoma City, OK

"Hello Rev. Robert,
I just wanted to Thank You so much for such a wonderful Ceremony you performed for us. I cannot think of anything I would change about any of our Wedding. Gary and I were both sooooooooo very happy with everything. If you ever need a reference please don't hesitate to give my email or phone number out. Again Thank You so much for everything."
Take Care, Grace & Gary Inland Empire, CA

"Dale,
Just wanted to thank you again for doing our wedding yesterday - AND STANDING IN THE RAIN ! It was still beautiful and we were very happy with everything. We wish you well and appreciate the card and all of your blessings. You were so good. Thanks again!"
Jacob and Samantha Springfield, MO

"Good afternoon Jeff,
Just concluded our ceremony at Fenton with Rev. Keith Roberson. With weather conditions deteriorating he performed an exceptional service for us." Thank You,
Terry and Debbie Fenton, MO

"Dale,
What a blessing You, Jeff and Cindy were to Donnie and I as we took the next step toward our future! We are back in Texas and are enjoying our first full day as Husband and Wife!!! Just wanted to let you know how wonderful all of you were from start to finish. It was everything we wanted and more. You will forever be an indelible memory in our minds! May the Lord continue to bless You!" Blessings,
Donnie and Melissa Dallas Fort Worth, TX

"Dear Alice and Jim,
We just wanted to thank you again for making our day special. Jim did a great job as we knew he would. The ceremony was awesome and we are glad we found you."
Joanie and John Chicago, IL

"Dear Jeff,
We just wanted to send you a note of thanks for all you contributed to make our wedding a great and special day. So many of the families came up to us and commented on how they enjoyed your ceremony. We were all grateful for the easy and personal way you spoke to Marlene and Isaac, how you put them at ease and also how you were able to keep it serious but also fun and light. We all had a wonderful time together. The whole time will always be a special memory for all of us. For both parents it was our last child to get married. They will be starting out their married life with lots of support-Marlene has 2 brothers and 2 sisters, all married and with kids; Isaac has one sister who is married and has a daughter and he has a large extended family of aunts & uncles. We all live within driving distance of each other--and we are all Christians!! So, this all makes for a great and happy life with the best yet to come. Thanks again! Sincerely,
Jim & Karen Florida."

"Jeff & Cindy,
We can't thank you enough for performing our wedding! You and your wife helped to put us at ease during that very stressful time. If we renew our vows someday, we'll give you a call! Sincerely,"
Charles & Susan Nixa MO

"Thank you for officiating our wedding, we appreciate your genuine spirit and we are thankful we chose you. Sincerely,"
Anwar and Polly Springfield MO

"Jeff,
Thanks again for taking time to perform our wedding ceremony. Everything turned out great. Thanks! The Happy Couple!"
Mr & Mrs Drew Harris Kentucky

"Thank you very much for performing our ceremony for us. You did a wonderful job and everyone enjoyed the ceremony. Thanks Again!"
Ryan and Mindy Creve Coeur MO

"Jeff & Cindy,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. It was great and you did an awesome job. We pray that God blesses you greatly. Love In Christ!"
Richard and Michelle Springfield MO

"Thank you for the most important day of our lives."
Joe and Kim Missouri

"Jeff and Cindy,
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. It was everything we wanted and more. Thank you for the gift as well. It was unexpected and paid for our first lunch on our honeymoon. We toasted you with our root beer floats. Thanks Again!"
Vanessa and Kyle Springfield, Mo

"Rev. Hensley and Wendy,
I just wanted to send you a quick note as to thank you for such an outstanding ceremony and advice that you blessed us with. As parents of the bride we wanted everything to be perfect for our daughter, with your expertise and love of God, you made this day so wonderful. You made a very nervous bride and groom calm and excited. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts."
Debi Kelly Excelisior, MN

"Jeff, Thank You for the wedding gift and making our wedding day special. You did a great job."
Love Clinton and Ashley Republic, MO

"Jeff,
Thank you for playing such a big role in a wedding that we are very happy about. You did a great job...... All of our guests agree. The money and the card was very nice of you and you in no way needed to do that. We hd some good coffee in Nashville. Thanks!!"
Adam and Wendy Springfield, Mo

"Jeff,
Thank you for performing our ceremony on our big day. We greatly appreciate it. Best of Luck!."
Jeff and Kelly Charlotte, NC

Wonderful service, easy to work with, easy to talk to......our minister was fabulous and did everything exactly the way we wanted. He was also very helpful in helping to fill in the gaps and suggested great ideas for the ceremony. Would highly recommend Dale Shumaker
(sp?) Springfield /Branson

"Tab and Melanie
When I look back over all the planning and as I told you "the wondering if I was where God wanted me to be" on these arrangements for the wedding, my heart swells along with the tears in my eyes in complete thankfulness. He led me to you ....and you and your dear wife Melanie were the perfect people to be there that day for Jessica and Greg. Both of them and Dave & I thank you for the warmth, love, and care you both put forth and show in all your ministry. Your dedication and enjoyment in what you do is so very obvious. It was especially appreciated when you both try so hard to make everyone relax and enjoy this very special day. That is a special gift you have been blessed with, for I know not everyone possesses that kind of quality. Many people told us how beautiful and touching the ceremony was and I thank you both from the bottom of my heart. If at any time any future couples would like a reference, please give them my email and know that I will respond asap to any of their questions.. Also, please know that I will recommend you to Waldenwoods for any of their future couples. Don't hesitate to keep in touch from time to time....I'd love to hear from you."
Sharon Hogan Michigan

"Dear Jeff
Thank you so much for helping us out on short notic eand being a part of our special day."
Jake & Lauren Bella Vista AR

"Mr. DeBlase
Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Have a safe drive home."
Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Palmer

"Jeff & Cindy
We can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and the pictures are beautiful. We love Can-A-Lope Weddings."
Cullen and Any Crocker

"To Can-A-Lope
Thank you so much for helping to make our big day so special. It wouldn't have the same without your service!"
Michael & Kristen Garber

"Hello
This is Crystal Terrell I reserved Mrs. LuAnne Parrish for 10-10-2009...for Avery wedding @ the Dynasty Banquet Hall in Hammond Indiana. She was great Funny and wonderful the wedding party was more that pleased with the service please thank her once again for us."
Crystal Terrell Hammond Indiana

"Dear Reverend Jim
Hope all is well. We got our pictures back from our 35th wedding anniversary celebration, and thought you may enjoy seeing a few of them. It was very nice chatting with you before and after the ceremony. You made our 35th vow renewal very special."
Best regards, Fred and Nancy Walker Lake Geneva Wisconsin

"Can-A-Lope Wedding Ministers
It has already been a year since you performed our wedding ceremony (Jeff DeBlase), and it has been a wonderful year of marriage, and we look forward to many more years together. Thank You for the services you provide. I also enjoyed reading your book "Born To Raze Hell" May God bless you all in all that you do."
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Stuppy Springfield MO

"Can-A-Lope Wedding Ministers
Thank you so much for your letter! We celebrated our 1st anniversary on June 14th this year.. and I have a couple of pictures of Dale on our horse.. if you remember we had a horseback wedding in Mt Vernon. He was awesome and very pleasant and gentle and kind! Very sweet to our vows and I will never forget it!! Thank you very much."
Walt and Sherry Wingfield Mt Vernon MO

"Jeff and Cindy,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day beautiful and amazing. We truly cannot thank you enough, and we are highly recommending you to all of our friends who might be looking for a minister/officiant for their wedding. You truly made the day special."
Thank you again, Rachel and Zach Caselman

"Hi Jeff and Cindy!
I wanted to let you know how wonderful everyone thought you were during our wedding ceremony. Your wit and friendly presentation is what most feedback has been about and it was exactly the laid back ceremony Shawn and I were hoping for. In fact, when asked about how we knew you and I told them I found you in the internet, no one could believe it! They thought you knew us and I said, "Nope...he just took really good notes"!
Thanks again for making our day very special. Take care!

"To Holly!
Thank you for making our wedding day special. Even though it was a such a short notice it turned out very nice and Holly was great."
Happy Bride Pittsburgh PA

"To Bill Lunberg!
Hi I just wanted to let you know that our wedding was beautiful Bill was so great he provided fantastic services my wedding ceremony was perfect."
Joanne & Conrad Stroudsburg,PA

"Hi Paul,
Brian and I are doing fantastic! Thank you so much for everything. The wedding day was everything I ever dreamed of, but I must say that the wedding ceremony was beyond my expectations. Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special. It really means so much to me and my family that we were able to incorporate various traditions into our wedding ceremony. You listened to everything we wanted and took it to the next level. I am so happy we found you! I will send you pictures soon!"
Love, Maria Christine Collin Houston TX

"To Sherri Oliver,
I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed Sheri doing our wedding ceremony. She made it very personal to both Danny and I, and there was even a laugh or two during the service because she was so "dead on" with some of the vows. We have enclosed some pictures of her performing our ceremony that you may use. One even shows her smiling, which was a concern of ours (remember?) when we booked her."
Thanks so much! Debbie and Danny Lewis Aberdeen, WA

"Jeff,
Thank You for officiating our ceremony. The day was fantastic, thank you for helping make it so."
Rachel & Clark SPFG MO

"Jeff,
Thanks so much for the beautiful ceremony that you facilitated for Ken & myself. Thanks also for the money and the nice card. It was a very special day! We hope you enjoyed the cruise."
Ken & Stacy Branson MO

"Jeff,
Thank you for your services. The microphone thing cracked me up. We all enjoyed the service and are glad you stayed for the reception. I hope you had a good time."
Shawn and Vicki Bolivar MO

"Mr and Mrs DeBlase,
I wanted to thank you again for making our wedding ceremony so special. I couldn't have imagined a better ceremony. I also wanted to thank Mrs. DeBlase for helping us all walk down the aisle at the right time."
Chris & Christine Nixa MO

Thank you so very much for making Aug 12 a special day for us. We will remember that day a life time, as we have a lot of memories together. Well if you two are ever here in Florida, please look us up. We are South Florida. I am back home now, Greg is still in MO hoping he will be able to transfer soon. Lord bless and keep up the Lord's work you are doing. The Lord has a lot in store for you and your family."
Greg and Donna Waynesville MO

Jeff
Thank you so much for giving us the most perfect wedding ceremony. It was absolutely exactly what we wanted, but I don't think we even realized that until you were here! Again, thank you you so much for giving us a day we will never forget."
Jerry and Tiffany

Dear Can-A-Lope
Thank u so much for your help, Rev Bill was wonderful and made our ceremony as amazing as we imagined.
Ermis and Alvaro Effort PA

Hi Bill
We just had our wedding in Tobyhanna, PA on June 16, 2012. You helped us so amazingly with our wedding. Thank you for your emails and phone calls that informed us about everything we needed to prepare. Your questionnaire about a happy marriage helped us a lot also. Thank you again. God Bless you.
Wendy & Jeremiah PA

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