It is almost difficult to put into words how wonderful the ceremony was. Rev. Corbin did an amazing job just as we knew he would. He and I met a few times prior to the big day and the planning seemed almost too easy. I used the template that was emailed to me as a guide line and we added some personal touches of our own. Rev. Corbin knew exactly what we wanted and he even offered some advice of his own, which was a wonderful and thoughtful touch.
There is something to be said for being married to the same person for over 40 years, so when he shared his thoughts, we were all ears. We had a rehearsal the afternoon prior to the ceremony, which Rev. Corbin assisted with, and he did a wonderful job guiding us as to how the ceremony would go. When the 'big day' came, the weather was perfect as was the ceremony. Several comments were made regarding Rev. Corbin and what a wonderful job he did. I have been asked if I would do it again and I would have to say no. That day was absolutely perfect and I wouldn't want to change a thing. I will cherish that day as long as I live.
We were very pleased with Rev. Corbin. He was easy to work with and very open to our suggestions. We were able to meet him at the hospital where he serves a few weeks before our wedding, and spent about 20 minutes with him that day getting to know each other a bit. We were able to share our relationship history, what we had in mind for our wedding, and he shared some of his views on marriage and some of the core elements of success.
On the day of our wedding, he was on time, kept things on track and did a nice job on the ceremony. Unfortunately, he was not able to stay at our reception so we didn't get any additional time with him, but we enjoyed the time we did spend with him.
We loved Rev. Buddy Corbin. The ceremony was perfect. We wanted a short ceremony and since neither of us are very religious, we did not want a prayer. He gave us the ceremony we wanted.
We were very pleased with Rev Buddy Corbin. The ceremony was absolutely perfect!
Rev Corbin was excellent. He was very professional & compassionate. I asked him to say a few words about my grandmother who had passed a couple years ago & couldn't be at my wedding. She was very important to me & my family. He said some very beautiful words & kept it just the right length...not too short to where you miss over it, but not too long to where people get too overly emotional. The night of our wedding, he added a special prayer for me & Eric as a surprise. We did not rehearse it the night before. It was very thoughtful & much appreciated. I would definitely recommend him to others looking for an officiant. Truly a great experience.
We had an amazing experience with Dr. Corbin. My husband was very nervous in the beginning getting someone that we did not know to marry us which we felt was a very personal experience, but that all changed after we met Buddy. He was friendly, laid back, reassuring and honestly one of the most calming things about our wedding. We couldn't of asked for a better officiant and are thankful that he could be a part of our special day.
Cynthia and Chris Baker
Vanessa and I have been thinking of you often and cannot thank you enough for presiding over our wedding...six plus months ago! The time has flown by, so fast! We could not have asked for a better person to join us together in the eyes of God and before our families. Obviously, being a destination wedding makes it difficult to choose someone to hold such an important role in our lives, but your willingness to meet with us and our family beforehand, the phone call and email communications in the days/weeks leading up to the big day and then making it through our rehearsal all set us at ease. You were certainly the PERFECT choice for us. Please feel free to share these words for any references or postings...or let us know a sight for us to recommend your services.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season and wishing you and yours all of the best!
Ryan and Vanessa
Dr. Corbin was there for us throughout our planning process, agreeing to meet with us when we visited the Asheville area and was also very responsive by phone as we were planning everything from a distance. The day of the wedding, he acted as the officiant, the wedding coordinator, and as a calming influence for both of us.
First, as an officiant, he was outstanding. He not only tailored the ceremony based on our wishes, but also provided a great message for all those in attendance. We wanted to stress how important our family and friends were to us and how much it meant to us to have everyone there. His message was spot on, really driving home the sense of community. It was a great message and something that Kristen and I will take with us as we move forward together.
Second, he took on the role as wedding coordinator. Kristen and I opted against having a rehearsal since it was to be a small gathering and a smaller wedding party. This wasn't the greatest choice we made in our planning efforts. Kristen and I were running late, our parents didn't know where to go, the small wedding party that we had wasn't sure about the order of events, and the wedding coordinator we hired was running around dealing with other items. Luckily, Dr. Corbin was there and had multiple experiences with such situations. He herded the groom and his friends to the ceremony site, gave everyone a quick tutorial on how the order of events was to occur, and helped both Kristen and me during the ceremony to make sure we were doing and saying what we were supposed to.
Finally, we will always remember him for being such a calming influence to both of us. He arrived to an already chaotic situation at the groom's cottage as there were several people running around, dogs barking, kids being kids, photographers wanting pictures, etc. It was difficult for me to keep up with all the comings and goings. Dr. Corbin pulled me aside at some point and just had a conversation with me. I'm not sure what we talked about at this point, but I just remember it allowed me to take a breath and I'm very appreciative for that. And then - my beautiful wife forgot to bring her ring to the venue. The shear look of panic on her face during the ceremony when she remembered was something I won't forget. At some point during the ceremony, she must have mouthed 'no ring' to Dr. Corbin. Without skipping a beat, he got her engagement ring from her and made it look like he was retrieving it from her maid of honor. I talked to several people afterwards about it to see if anyone had noticed (that and to make sure everyone knew that the bride, and not the groom, forgot their ring), but nobody could tell. His efforts really calmed down Kristen so that she could enjoy the rest of the ceremony. Overall, it was a great day and we were very fortunate to have Dr. Corbin with us.