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Shoppers in the internet age have come to trust and treasure the reviews that are posted on-line for virtually everything. That includes wedding officiants. Below are reviews that appear on sites such as TheKnot.com, Wedding Wire, Facebook, Thumbtack, and Google+.

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by Kevin & Sarah Leonard on A Wedding in Paradise
Better than we could have imagined

My wife and I were married in Charleston in April and everything turned out better than we could have imagined thanks to Reverend Leininger. We were both raised Catholic but we really wanted to have our wedding outdoors which is not something that the Catholic Church makes easy. Once we decided against a church wedding, we agreed that we both still wanted to have a ceremony that would feel very meaningful and spiritual albeit outside a church. We were lucky to have found Reverend Leininger because he was able to provide just that. He worked with us on a personal level prior to our wedding to pick out readings that were special to us and to make sure we were all on the same page about the ceremony and what it would entail. His sermon was amazing and so many of our guests commented to us on how much they enjoyed the service. We will never forget our wedding day or Reverend Leininger and the wonderful experience he was able to help us create in Charleston.

by JoAn and Liz on A Wedding in Paradise
the true meaning of acceptance and love for all

Rev Leininger is truly a man of God. He is very respectful to all religions and people. We are a same sex couple who recently got married. Rev Leininger exemplifies the true meaning of acceptance and love for all. We are so glad that he was part of our wedding!

by Jamie Schwab on A Wedding in Paradise
Beach Wedding

David was truly wonderful to work with. David put together an amazing ceremony for our wedding! Everyone absolutely loved his stories and extras that he added into the ceremony. We can't thank him enough for being apart of our big day. It meant a lot to us that he was willing to meet with us prior to the big day for us to get to know him a little more and vise versa! I high recommend David!!! Thank You so very much!!!

by Chelsea Thiess on A Wedding in Paradise
Chapel in the logs! Success!

Every bride dreams of a wedding that emits the personality and true love she shares with her soon to be husband. A wedding that isn’t just full of fluff, but substance!!
 
Dr. Leininger not only talked me through the ceremony and outlined the sequence of how readings and prayers could be used. He also worked with me to create the most unique ceremony that represented who my husband and I were as people. After all, his tag line is "I Marry PEOPLE" =)
 
He will suggest his website which was a HUGE resource for me to see the MANY options bride and grooms have when making the ceremony selections. The site will outline diverse traditions that can ignite your imagination to create the most unique experience of your choosing.
 
We did not get married in a traditional church but instead my husband built our chapel from logs on our property. The location was remote and unique and I needed someone who could work with the lack of microphone and electricity other venues would have had available. Dr. Leininger spoke with clarity, poise and joyfully. He was charismatic, genuine and comical at times when it was appreciated and appropriate. He could be heard from the back of the chapel to the front of the chapel. I had 250 guests so this was not a small wedding.
 
I had so many guests come up to me and say how much they enjoyed our ceremony and how awesome Dr. Leininger was and how we could not have picked a better fit for our special day! I kid you not… SO MANY GUESTS SAID THEY LOVED HIM!
 
He is available and willing to talk you through concerns. He will meet you for lunch or talk on the phone anytime! He makes himself accessible and really cares about what he is doing and the degree of support he is giving in all aspects from start to finish.
 
Unfortunately, my father in law passed away several months after my husband and I married. Dr. Leininger is also a starter for the Heritage Golf Tournament and was a natural pick for my golf loving father in law’s funeral service.
 
Dr. Leininger is no longer just the officiant I got so lucky and found doing a google search… Now he is family and for that you can’t ask for someone better who sticks with you from the beginning of your life as a married couple to the end. I recommend his services to anyone doing a ceremony ANYWHERE who doesn’t just want the “rent an officiant” service, but an officiant you feel like you’ve known your whole life! Thanks Dr. Leininger!
 
Love, Brandon and Chelsea Thiess

by Bridgette Lemke on A Wedding in Paradise
Absolutely Amazing

Dr. Leininger was absolutely amazing. We had a destination wedding and tho we had never met him before we felt really comfortable with him from the first time we spoke. He walked us thru ever step and we were both extremely nervous. He slowed down our ceremony for us so that we could take it all in. He was so polite and experienced offering advice at every turn and I truly believe our wedding wouldn't have been as special without him. He was absolutely amazing and made the entire process leading up to the ceremony very painless. It was a pleasure to have him officiate our wedding and we do not believe our ceremony would've been as amazing as it was if it weren't for him.

by Crystal Cranford on A Wedding in Paradise
BLESSED to have had Dr. David Leininger as our officiant! :)

Dr. David Leininger was so wonderful to work with! He allowed us to create a custom ceremony that meant so much to myself, my husband, and our family/friends. Even though it was technically a destination wedding I felt so at home and at peace having him as our minister. I will forever cherish the moment Dr. Leininger pronounced us as husband and wife!!!

by William Heldenfels on A Wedding in Paradise
Professional and Genuine!

Dr. David Leininger was the perfect minister for our beach wedding! We spoke with him over the phone a year before our wedding and then met him a couple months later while visiting Hilton Head for our engagement photos. He did not forget about us once. He was always so quick to respond to every one of our questions or concerns as we had such an elaborate ceremony. During the rehearsal and ceremony, we had pretty high wind speeds and all of our guests (about 100 guests) were so impressed they could hear him so clearly. We were both so happy with how beautiful our ceremony was with our nephew playing violin, a foot washing ceremony, our brother and sister in laws singing and playing guitar and of course our 13 year old black lab exiting with us after our first kiss as husband and wife. It all went so smooth and Dr. Leininger was a big reason for that!

by Keri O'Hara on A Wedding in Paradise
TOTALLY worth the WAIT!!!

Rev. David Leininger made our Big Day so MEMORABLE and FUN!! From the minute I spoke to him over the phone a year ago, I knew he would be perfect for us. He let me create a very personable ceremony in a way that truly made the whole experience special to me and everyone involved. He gave a great homily after the Scripture I chose; in addition, he shared his story of marriage over 39 years ago to his bride on the same day. He put everyone at ease right away and gave us a beautiful wedding to remember. I plan to stay in touch with him as I feel like he became part of my family instantly :-)

by Stephanie Griffin on A Wedding in Paradise
We'd highly recommend him

Choosing Dr. David Leininger made the entire planning process and wedding day easier. From the initial phone conversation, he was very easy to work with, quick to respond to all our questions and concerns, and supportive. On both the rehearsal and wedding day, he was very friendly and down-to-earth, but professional. As a couple who planned a destination wedding, we were worried about officiants not being able to work with couples who weren't members of their community, but Dr. Leininger's services are perfect for anyone in that situation! We're so happy with how personalized our wedding was. We'd highly recommend him!

by Allison & Matthew on A Wedding in Paradise
Words Cannot describe how amazing he is!

Dr. David Leininger was the absolute best minister. From the minute we met him we felt at ease and had the sense that everything in the ceremony would be just right! He was amazing at giving us pointers at the rehearsal (for the ceremony) and made everyone around him feel like they had known him for years. He listened to everything we said we wanted and helped us figure out the best ceremony structure for us! I cannot begin to describe how truly special we feel to have had him marry us! One of the biggest questions about our wedding that was asked by our guests was " Where did you get that preacher? He was absolutely amazing!!"

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