Minneapolis wedding officiant Rev Coleman, for a chapel with a Minnesota wedding

Testimonials for MN's Most Awarded Wedding Officiant

Again Voted "Best Wedding Officiant"
by Minnesota Bride Magazine

Thank you for voting for me! I feel blessed and honored. This is the review they used when presenting the 2011 award:

““Rev. Tomkin was calm, affirming, and he gently guided us through the wedding process. I was able to totally relax into our wedding because it was clear that Rev. Tomkin had a handle on what needed to be done, what our wishes for our day were, and for what the other people at our wedding would expect.” –Tammy Hendrickson, married November 15, 2003, at The Reserve, Plymouth, MN.

Winner, best wedding officiant in MN
The picture above is of me and my wife, Julie, who runs
Before Your Wedding Day Premarital Counseling.
Thank you to everyone for voting for me and my services - it is really appreciated!

Awards and Reviews

Citysearch 2007 Audience Winner

Specialty rating: 10.0

Overall user rating: Highly Recommended



Minneapolis City Pages, MN - Jan 9, 2007

1/10 Morning Communique: "Planning your summer 2007 wedding? Let Rev. Tomkin Coleman help you with information on reception halls, music, vendors, and more at the MinnesotaWeddings Blog."

The Minnesota Weddings Blog wins the 11/19/07 Blog of the Day Award 

Paul Magers, KARE-TV - MN News

"Reverend Coleman's ceremony was beautiful and moving." From the news commentary of a wedding ceremony that was televised, 1998.


This is the review MN Bride used when presented the 2010 award for Best Wedding Officiant:

Kris & Dave

“Rev. Tomkin is really personable and original; he doesn’t serve the standard typical patter you hear in wedding sermons. We met with Rev. Tomkin to talk about our relationship and our thoughts on marriage and each other, and he took that and really did something unique for us. He was really diligent and spent a lot of time with us to make it special!”

–Kris Butler, married May 23, 2008, at Stella’s Prestige Oyster Bar

Mary & Craig

 "Thank you so much for your guidance and support in preparing us for the ceremony and officiating at our wedding. The ceremony was very individual and personal and represented who we are. Honestly, we had so many people tell us that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended!

We could not have imagined a more perfect day, and we will be forever grateful to you!"

Karen & Rob, married at the Walker

 "Reverend Coleman, we just wanted to write to tell you how special you made our wedding ceremony. We were so nervous and had no idea what we were doing, but you helped us figure out how to put all of our ideas together.

Everyone told us how incredible they thought the ceremony was. It was absolutely perfect, moving, and filled with meaning.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"
With Wolfgang Puck at the Walker's 20.21 restaurant in Minneapolis
For the story about meeting Wolfgang Puck athe Walker's 20.21 restaurant, check my blog.
One of the weddings featured in  Minnesota Bride magazine, at the Nicollet Island Inn:
Rev. Tomkin Coleman in copy of Minnesota Bride magazine
Wedding at Nicollet Island Inn in Minneapolis, MN

Kari & Mike's Outdoor Wedding at Murphy's Landing in Shakopee, MN

Kari & Mike (and now Adam!)

"When we were planning our wedding, we were hoping to find someone to marry us that we felt comfortable with. After spending about 5 minutes with Reverend Coleman we knew we had found the right person.

As we were telling Rev. Tomkin about what we were envisioning we felt that he was as excited about the ceremony as we were. As this was the first wedding for us both, it was great having someone that has done so many weddings be that passionate about our ideas. When Reverend Coleman conducted the rehearsal we could tell that he really understood what we were going for and what we wanted.  Then when he put it all together at the ceremony, which was beautiful and perfect. We really felt that we was very excited to be part of our special day.

In March of 2006 we had our first child, a son. We wanted to share the happy news with him, as without the wedding we would not have our son. I am sure you will be just as happy as we are having Reverend Coleman officiate the start of your life together!"

Everyday E-mails

Thank You For Wedding!

Hi, Reverend Tomkin!

I am writing to thank you again for everything you did for us to make our wedding AMAZING. We have received so much praise of your sermon and delivery from our friends and family. We heard over and over, "Where did you find him? How do you know Reverend Coleman? We loved his delivery and tone!".

Thank you for making our day so perfect!

Dana & Robert

Dana and Robert in downtown Minneapolis wedding

Recommendations from Wedding Professionals


Sharon Planer, Professional pianist

"Some officiants are soft-spoken and don't like to give verbal or visual cues, which can create the opportunity for confusion. You take the guesswork out of it to make a seamlessly flowing ceremony. Your speaking style is straightforward, warm, and interesting. When couples contact me for their music and I learn that you are the officiant, I always tell them I'm thrilled to be working with you."

--One grateful musician

Troy Ackerman, DJ

 "Without hesitation I recommend Rev. Coleman for assistance with creating a meaningful, personalized, and unique ceremony. During the last 15 years, I've worked with many clergy and judges. A vast majority of them really don't seem to care about what they are doing. Rev. Tomkin is the exception and stands out, personally and professionally."   

Diane Martinson, Professional Wedding Singer

 "I think you do a wonderful job of keeping each ceremony meaningful for the couple and not rambling on too long like some officiants. I also appreciate your respect for music in the ceremonies. I always enjoy your weddings the most."  

A Note from Reverend Coleman:

Nothing can replace a face-to-face meeting together, but I hope that the above testimonials give you an idea of what it's like to meet together to chat and plan.

I have designed and performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies, many of which came from referrals received from churches, reception sites, wedding professionals, and happy couples. Often after a wedding, some of the guests or even the photographer or the caterer will come up to me and ask if I'm available to perform their upcoming wedding ceremony! I'd love to work with you, to make sure that your wedding is exactly the way you've dreamed it would be.

I'd love to talk with you about your wedding plans!