Simply Weddings OBX

Testimonials and Thank Yous

My husband and I are grateful to have had Pat Walden as part of our wedding; not only did Pat come through for us when we were in a pinch, but she also provided the final pieces of our wedding puzzle by providing enthusiastic and unconditional support for our union.

Our choice was to have a non-denominational service that I prepared with a variety of readings that were personal to both Ethan and me as individuals and as a couple. This personalized service was integral to the overall 'feel' of our wedding because it was small, earthy, and spiritual more than religious. We were thankful to be referenced to Pat, who not only never questioned our choices, but championed them.

Ethan and I met Pat for coffee along the beach road one morning; our first impression of her was that she was willing, kind, and open-minded. She asked about us, took time to come to know us, and made every effort to learn us so that - in the end - she not only officiated our ceremony, but she understood it. I could tell by her reading of the words that we provided that she really believed them as well and that she believed in us. That spirit was what we wanted to 'seal the mark' of our commitment.

Sincerely,Jennifer Dietrich
Jennifer CarneyDietrich & Ethan Dietrich

My dearest Pat,
Thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony. You are more than a friend, you are family. The gentleness and compassion you brought to Jacob and Ashley's wedding was amazing. It was wonderful and I thank you with my whole being.
Love, Sherry Davenport
(mother of the groom)
Ashley Johnson & Jacob Davenport


Hi, Pat

We received the ceremony booklet last week and it reminded me that I didn't really say THANK YOU! You were so calm and collected as Steve and I rushed you through the ceremony, because of the stormy weather! You were great! And, the ceremony was so perfect!

It was truly a memorable day and we had a blast. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

All the best,


Michele Lee & Steve Silverman

My husband and I got married October 12th in Manteo, NC. Ms. Pat Walden officiated the wedding, and she was amazing. I met her through Brenda Butler who was our hair stylist for the big day. I liked Pat right when I met her and she was very easy to talk to. She let me know that she wanted everything to be just as we wanted and she added all positive suggestions and feedback. We chose a non-traditional wedding with a few prayers and a verse from the Bible and some of our own touches.

She does a beautiful job and we had a lot of complements about the service. It's very nice to have an officiant that understands this is your day and she encourages you to add your own unique touches to the ceremony. She also charges a fair price for the area and she went above and beyond for us just because she wanted to! I highly recommend her.

Katy H. Walker
Katy Haywood & Joseph Walker


Pat Walden officiated several weddings for Beach Ball Events last season and I worked with her specifically on one wedding. She comes with my highest reference. Pat was extremely easy and accommodating to work with. She attended to all of the details including ensuring the marriage license was signed as well as providing the couple with a beautiful folder which contained a copy of the ceremony that Pat performed. We had very windy and rainy conditions for this particular ceremony and Pat was extremely flexible with the changes made to accommodate the weather. I would highly recommend Patricia Walden to officiate your marriage.

Alexis Ackman
Wedding Coordinator

Beach Ball Events

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Patricia A. Walden, Outer Banks Wedding Officiant
Simply Weddings OBX
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Coypright 2018 Simply Weddings OBX ~ Patricia A. Walden, non denominational wedding officiant serving the Outer Banks since 2003.