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Bay Area Ceremonies - Wedding Officiant

Palo Alto , CA
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Palo Alto, CA US 94306 (map)

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650-852-9700

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ABOUT US

A wedding ceremony designed for the two of you.

Customized and personalized.

Reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple.



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A wedding ceremony designed for the two of you.

Customized and personalized.

Reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple.



Destination weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Civil, Spiritual, Non-Denominational, Interfaith, Elopments & Short-Notice Ceremonies.

Same Gender / LGBT Weddings.



Free initial consultation.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Normally, Jacket and tie. Will dress to suit occasion.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
We develop the ceremony together.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I love to have the vows written by the couple.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, but I do have suggestions if the couple desires that.
How long are your ceremonies?
Average 25 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick is highly recommended! We only wanted a simple ceremony, yet Rick added a lot of flavor to the ceremony. A great kickstart of the celebration!
We received so many compliments about how he engaged the crowd and how he made the ceremony so beautiful! Rick is very responsive to our emails and make the whole planning progress very easy.
Rick is highly recommended! We only wanted a simple ceremony, yet Rick added a lot of flavor to the ceremony. A great Read more...
Rick is highly recommended! We only wanted a simple ceremony, yet Rick added a lot of flavor to the ceremony. A great kickstart of the celebration!
We received so many compliments about how he engaged the crowd and how he made the ceremony so beautiful! Rick is very responsive to our emails and make the whole planning progress very easy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was very professional and gave us a very touching, heart warming and yet fun ceremony. I would totally recommend Rick to family and friends.
Rick was very professional and gave us a very touching, heart warming and yet fun ceremony. I would totally recommend Rick Read more...
Rick was very professional and gave us a very touching, heart warming and yet fun ceremony. I would totally recommend Rick to family and friends. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was incredibly helpful during our wedding. He had great suggested and always returned our calls and emails with sincere responses.
Rick was incredibly helpful during our wedding. He had great suggested and always returned our calls and emails with Read more...
Rick was incredibly helpful during our wedding. He had great suggested and always returned our calls and emails with sincere responses. Read less
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azra
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was very friendly and we enjoyed getting to know him and when my husband and I went to meet him. He explained everything thoroughly and we made sure we understood everything before confirming. He even printed our vows for us so we didn't have to worry about that. It was wonderful and the ceremony was perfect!
Rick was very friendly and we enjoyed getting to know him and when my husband and I went to meet him. He explained Read more...
Rick was very friendly and we enjoyed getting to know him and when my husband and I went to meet him. He explained everything thoroughly and we made sure we understood everything before confirming. He even printed our vows for us so we didn't have to worry about that. It was wonderful and the ceremony was perfect! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Great officiant! We are from SD and he was very easy to communicate with! Makes the ceremony very personalized and based on your preferences! Would definitely recommend him!
Great officiant! We are from SD and he was very easy to communicate with! Makes the ceremony very personalized and based Read more...
Great officiant! We are from SD and he was very easy to communicate with! Makes the ceremony very personalized and based on your preferences! Would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick is a wonderful and cordial officiant that we dearly recommend. He was very helpful and supportive with finding the right spot for our ceremony and the paper work we dealt with afterwards. Though we don't live in the US and contacted Rick on short notice, he managed to create a beautiful, heartfelt and personal ceremony for our elopement. Thank you so much, Rick!
Rick is a wonderful and cordial officiant that we dearly recommend. He was very helpful and supportive with finding the Read more...
Rick is a wonderful and cordial officiant that we dearly recommend. He was very helpful and supportive with finding the right spot for our ceremony and the paper work we dealt with afterwards. Though we don't live in the US and contacted Rick on short notice, he managed to create a beautiful, heartfelt and personal ceremony for our elopement. Thank you so much, Rick! Read less
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Joshua
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was an amazing officiant for our wedding! From planning to day of, he was extremely helpful in everything we needed to get done, and did so cheerfully!
Rick was an amazing officiant for our wedding! From planning to day of, he was extremely helpful in everything we needed Read more...
Rick was an amazing officiant for our wedding! From planning to day of, he was extremely helpful in everything we needed to get done, and did so cheerfully! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We are very pleased to have met and chosen Rick Kaplowitz, he's extremely professional and did an amazing civil ceremony for us. Many of our guest complemented on how well Rick spoke and put together our scrip, We would definitely recommend him for future brides and grooms.
We are very pleased to have met and chosen Rick Kaplowitz, he's extremely professional and did an amazing civil ceremony Read more...
We are very pleased to have met and chosen Rick Kaplowitz, he's extremely professional and did an amazing civil ceremony for us. Many of our guest complemented on how well Rick spoke and put together our scrip, We would definitely recommend him for future brides and grooms. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Rick to any couple looking for a wedding officiant in the Bay Area. Rick is a consummate professional, and he impressed both me and my wife with his services before, during and after our wedding.
I would recommend Rick to any couple looking for a wedding officiant in the Bay Area. Rick is a consummate professional, Read more...
I would recommend Rick to any couple looking for a wedding officiant in the Bay Area. Rick is a consummate professional, and he impressed both me and my wife with his services before, during and after our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful! We traveled from Louisiana and were a bit nervous about using someone we didn't know. But, Rick kept in communication with us and made everything go very smoothly.
Rick was wonderful! We traveled from Louisiana and were a bit nervous about using someone we didn't know. But, Rick kept Read more...
Rick was wonderful! We traveled from Louisiana and were a bit nervous about using someone we didn't know. But, Rick kept in communication with us and made everything go very smoothly. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing! Very professional and kind. He was very patient with our 2 year old during the ceremony, and I really appreciated that!
Rick was amazing! Very professional and kind. He was very patient with our 2 year old during the ceremony, and I really Read more...
Rick was amazing! Very professional and kind. He was very patient with our 2 year old during the ceremony, and I really appreciated that! Read less
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Arthi
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful. He performed a great service in the exact way we wanted. We were happy that he could accommodate us. Thanks Rick for making our day so special.
Rick was wonderful. He performed a great service in the exact way we wanted. We were happy that he could accommodate us. Read more...
Rick was wonderful. He performed a great service in the exact way we wanted. We were happy that he could accommodate us. Thanks Rick for making our day so special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick is a very professional officiant. At the time we were asking him to be our officiant, it was not enough time to prepare and arrange. Rick happily accepted this job and quickly communicated everything to us. We were very happy. At the wedding, a small event happens which lasts for extra hours, but Rick is so dedicated that he accompanied us to overcome our difficult. We truly appreciate his service.

Thanks,
Liang
Rick is a very professional officiant. At the time we were asking him to be our officiant, it was not enough time to Read more...
Rick is a very professional officiant. At the time we were asking him to be our officiant, it was not enough time to prepare and arrange. Rick happily accepted this job and quickly communicated everything to us. We were very happy. At the wedding, a small event happens which lasts for extra hours, but Rick is so dedicated that he accompanied us to overcome our difficult. We truly appreciate his service.

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Scott
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick did a GREAT job at our wedding. He was great from the initial meeting all the way through the ceremony. He was very easy to work with and really got to know us and incorporated that into the wedding itself. He really connected with the guests at the wedding. We were from out of town and we still found it very easy to work with him on the logistics remotely. Great job overall! Would recommend him to anybody looking at getting married in the Bay Area.
Rick did a GREAT job at our wedding. He was great from the initial meeting all the way through the ceremony. He was very Read more...
Rick did a GREAT job at our wedding. He was great from the initial meeting all the way through the ceremony. He was very easy to work with and really got to know us and incorporated that into the wedding itself. He really connected with the guests at the wedding. We were from out of town and we still found it very easy to work with him on the logistics remotely. Great job overall! Would recommend him to anybody looking at getting married in the Bay Area. Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
6/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick did an amazing job! He was professional and very kind throughout the whole process. I would recommend him.
Rick did an amazing job! He was professional and very kind throughout the whole process. I would recommend him.
Rick did an amazing job! He was professional and very kind throughout the whole process. I would recommend him. Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Great wedding... He was on time, professional and kind!

Would use him again!
Great wedding... He was on time, professional and kind!

Would use him again!
Great wedding... He was on time, professional and kind!

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Tyler and Allison
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was an amazing officiant. He worked with us to craft the perfect ceremony and vows. He helped guide is where we needed help and was willing to change anything to make our vision come true. His rehearsal help was integral to making our wedding flow perfectly. He was able to deal with our wedding planner, no easy feat, and the entire ceremony was exactly how we imagined. For top notch, professional, and personable service, Rick is your guy!!
Rick was an amazing officiant. He worked with us to craft the perfect ceremony and vows. He helped guide is where we Read more...
Rick was an amazing officiant. He worked with us to craft the perfect ceremony and vows. He helped guide is where we needed help and was willing to change anything to make our vision come true. His rehearsal help was integral to making our wedding flow perfectly. He was able to deal with our wedding planner, no easy feat, and the entire ceremony was exactly how we imagined. For top notch, professional, and personable service, Rick is your guy!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick is great! He has personality, but stays professional. He was engaging during the ceremony, and he definitely was very thoughtful with his speech. He took the notes we gave about what we wanted to talk about during our ceremony and compiled a really wonderful speech.

I highly recommend Rick because he takes the time to customize his speech and ensures that you're happy with the ceremony. He writes up drafts to show you if there is anything that needs to be modified, and if there's anything to include or take out, he is willing to do it. I really appreciated him being very thoughtful with his words. He's a great speaker, and I'm really happy he did our wedding ceremony.

Thanks Rick!

Best,

Krystel
Rick is great! He has personality, but stays professional. He was engaging during the ceremony, and he definitely was very Read more...
Rick is great! He has personality, but stays professional. He was engaging during the ceremony, and he definitely was very thoughtful with his speech. He took the notes we gave about what we wanted to talk about during our ceremony and compiled a really wonderful speech.

I highly recommend Rick because he takes the time to customize his speech and ensures that you're happy with the ceremony. He writes up drafts to show you if there is anything that needs to be modified, and if there's anything to include or take out, he is willing to do it. I really appreciated him being very thoughtful with his words. He's a great speaker, and I'm really happy he did our wedding ceremony.

Thanks Rick!

Best,

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Suyen
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was an amazing ! He made our ceremony unique and one of a kind I'd say. He really takes the time to get to know his couples and with that information he writes a unique script and story behind how the couple met. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to add a touch of uniqueness to their ceremony, he is really professional and is always available when you need to get a hold of him. Thank You Rick for everything, I will never forget our ceremony.
Rick was an amazing ! He made our ceremony unique and one of a kind I'd say. He really takes the time to get to know his Read more...
Rick was an amazing ! He made our ceremony unique and one of a kind I'd say. He really takes the time to get to know his couples and with that information he writes a unique script and story behind how the couple met. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to add a touch of uniqueness to their ceremony, he is really professional and is always available when you need to get a hold of him. Thank You Rick for everything, I will never forget our ceremony. Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
So happy we picked Rick! He was the perfect officiant. He was warm, caring, funny, and responsive.
So happy we picked Rick! He was the perfect officiant. He was warm, caring, funny, and responsive.
So happy we picked Rick! He was the perfect officiant. He was warm, caring, funny, and responsive. Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick thank you very much for being part of our amazing day! Thank you for understanding our needs and accommodating our nontraditional ceremony! You did it with ease and grace! Thank you for telling our story so well, you captured everyone's hearts and emotions. We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants their special day to be that much more special. Thank you!
Rick thank you very much for being part of our amazing day! Thank you for understanding our needs and accommodating our Read more...
Rick thank you very much for being part of our amazing day! Thank you for understanding our needs and accommodating our nontraditional ceremony! You did it with ease and grace! Thank you for telling our story so well, you captured everyone's hearts and emotions. We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants their special day to be that much more special. Thank you! Read less
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Rania
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony would not be as memorable and special if it were not for Rick! We are so happy we found him and that he accepted to be the officiant at our wedding on a very short notice.

Rick made us feel so comfortable and at ease, talking to him alleviated the stress we had. He guided us through the ceremony plan and recommended wonderful ideas.

Rick truly took the time to listen to our story and our preferences! The ceremony was moving and touching as all our friends expressed. Rick beautifully recounted how we met, better and funnier than we would recount it! His presence, storytelling, and humor all added a special and unique touch to the ceremony.

We recommend Rick with no hesitation to couples who wish to experience a genuine, personalized, joyful, and memorable ceremony!
Our wedding ceremony would not be as memorable and special if it were not for Rick! We are so happy we found him and that Read more...
Our wedding ceremony would not be as memorable and special if it were not for Rick! We are so happy we found him and that he accepted to be the officiant at our wedding on a very short notice.

Rick made us feel so comfortable and at ease, talking to him alleviated the stress we had. He guided us through the ceremony plan and recommended wonderful ideas.

Rick truly took the time to listen to our story and our preferences! The ceremony was moving and touching as all our friends expressed. Rick beautifully recounted how we met, better and funnier than we would recount it! His presence, storytelling, and humor all added a special and unique touch to the ceremony.

We recommend Rick with no hesitation to couples who wish to experience a genuine, personalized, joyful, and memorable ceremony! Read less
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Jeannette
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We found Rick on the internet and contacted him. He responded quickly and made himself available to meet with him in his home. I was impressed by his attention to detail and desire to create a ceremony which was unique and special. He asked many questions about who we were, how we met, our families and our vision for the ceremony. He followed up with a draft of the ceremony which as spot on, we made a few minor changes. Rick is easy to work with, very professional and super nice. He incorporated everyhing which was important to us and our families. I would recommend him to my family and friends. We had a perfect wedding on a beauiful sunny day. The surprise video was a nice touch!
Thank you Rick for performing such a meanigful ceremony for us.
We found Rick on the internet and contacted him. He responded quickly and made himself available to meet with him in his Read more...
We found Rick on the internet and contacted him. He responded quickly and made himself available to meet with him in his home. I was impressed by his attention to detail and desire to create a ceremony which was unique and special. He asked many questions about who we were, how we met, our families and our vision for the ceremony. He followed up with a draft of the ceremony which as spot on, we made a few minor changes. Rick is easy to work with, very professional and super nice. He incorporated everyhing which was important to us and our families. I would recommend him to my family and friends. We had a perfect wedding on a beauiful sunny day. The surprise video was a nice touch!
Thank you Rick for performing such a meanigful ceremony for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was our officiant for our very small wedding ceremony at The Palace of Fine Arts. He was very patient as we tried to pick the perfect spot to do our vows. It was a beautiful ceremony and was exactly what we wanted. We really appreciated the personal touch of sharing our story. We had tried to stream the ceremony live via phones to our families, which didn't turn out too well. Rick unexpectedly sent us a video of our ceremony that he had taken! It was much better quality than what we had, and we the sound was better. Thank you Rick for helping make our day special!
Rick was our officiant for our very small wedding ceremony at The Palace of Fine Arts. He was very patient as we tried to Read more...
Rick was our officiant for our very small wedding ceremony at The Palace of Fine Arts. He was very patient as we tried to pick the perfect spot to do our vows. It was a beautiful ceremony and was exactly what we wanted. We really appreciated the personal touch of sharing our story. We had tried to stream the ceremony live via phones to our families, which didn't turn out too well. Rick unexpectedly sent us a video of our ceremony that he had taken! It was much better quality than what we had, and we the sound was better. Thank you Rick for helping make our day special! Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick has provided an excellent service as officiant of our wedding. He gave us a very clear explanation of the process during out first meeting. He alleviated a lot of pressure and anxieties out of us. He is very detail oriented, very responsive to our questions and concerns. We felt he is someone we can trust and would take care of anything we may have missed. And the results prove we are right. We will recommend him to anyone with 100% enthusiasm. Thanks so much Rick!
Rick has provided an excellent service as officiant of our wedding. He gave us a very clear explanation of the process Read more...
Rick has provided an excellent service as officiant of our wedding. He gave us a very clear explanation of the process during out first meeting. He alleviated a lot of pressure and anxieties out of us. He is very detail oriented, very responsive to our questions and concerns. We felt he is someone we can trust and would take care of anything we may have missed. And the results prove we are right. We will recommend him to anyone with 100% enthusiasm. Thanks so much Rick! Read less
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Tonya
Wedding:
2/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We flew in out of town for our wedding in SFO and from the moment we contacted Rick until the moment the ceremony ended, he was on top of everything. We would highly recommend him and his fees were unbeatable. Thanks Rick for an Awesome Job!!
We flew in out of town for our wedding in SFO and from the moment we contacted Rick until the moment the ceremony ended, Read more...
We flew in out of town for our wedding in SFO and from the moment we contacted Rick until the moment the ceremony ended, he was on top of everything. We would highly recommend him and his fees were unbeatable. Thanks Rick for an Awesome Job!! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
2/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was so easy to work with. He provided us with a very professional service and was willing to go anywhere we wanted. We were plannig this event sight long distance so we were nervous that we had never actaully met Rick and we had not actaully been to the venue. As soon as we arrived and met Rick, we felt like we had known him for years.
Rick was so easy to work with. He provided us with a very professional service and was willing to go anywhere we wanted. Read more...
Rick was so easy to work with. He provided us with a very professional service and was willing to go anywhere we wanted. We were plannig this event sight long distance so we were nervous that we had never actaully met Rick and we had not actaully been to the venue. As soon as we arrived and met Rick, we felt like we had known him for years. Read less
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carice
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick is the best of the best. He responds right away. He is flexible, friendly, warm hearted and a great sense of humor. He was so very thorough and personal which made our day so very special. Others at my wedding wanted his info because he exuded such warmth to our very public but intimate city hall wedding in san francisco. I highly recommend him.
Rick is the best of the best. He responds right away. He is flexible, friendly, warm hearted and a great sense of humor. Read more...
Rick is the best of the best. He responds right away. He is flexible, friendly, warm hearted and a great sense of humor. He was so very thorough and personal which made our day so very special. Others at my wedding wanted his info because he exuded such warmth to our very public but intimate city hall wedding in san francisco. I highly recommend him. Read less
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John
Wedding:
12/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was very professional and flexible about our wedding ceremony. Even though we had decided to marry on December 24, Rick was able to organize everything very quickly to our convenience. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding ceremony in the Bay Area.
Rick was very professional and flexible about our wedding ceremony. Even though we had decided to marry on December 24, Read more...
Rick was very professional and flexible about our wedding ceremony. Even though we had decided to marry on December 24, Rick was able to organize everything very quickly to our convenience. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding ceremony in the Bay Area. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful for our ceremony. He was very thoughtful with the content by personalizing the service for us. Our witnesses also complimented on how great they thought he was as well. I would recommend Bay Area Ceremonies for anyone looking for a first class Wedding Officiant.
Rick was wonderful for our ceremony. He was very thoughtful with the content by personalizing the service for us. Our Read more...
Rick was wonderful for our ceremony. He was very thoughtful with the content by personalizing the service for us. Our witnesses also complimented on how great they thought he was as well. I would recommend Bay Area Ceremonies for anyone looking for a first class Wedding Officiant. Read less
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Henry
Wedding:
12/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful from start to finish. He guided us every step of the way yet gave us full flexibility with our wants for our ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone.
Rick was wonderful from start to finish. He guided us every step of the way yet gave us full flexibility with our wants Read more...
Rick was wonderful from start to finish. He guided us every step of the way yet gave us full flexibility with our wants for our ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick listened to us and took into account how important it was for us to have a unique and special wedding ceremony.
We would recommend Rick to anyone looking for an Officiant for a wedding.
Rick listened to us and took into account how important it was for us to have a unique and special wedding ceremony.
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Rick listened to us and took into account how important it was for us to have a unique and special wedding ceremony.
We would recommend Rick to anyone looking for an Officiant for a wedding. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was referred to us by the venue since they have been catering to same-sex weddings throughout the Bay Area. We are so excited to meet him and during our meeting, we made our decision to hire him and we made sure to sign the contract before we left. Rick is truly professional and he knows what he's doing. He even made sure he wears the right tux to fit our theme.

All we heard from our guests are it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they have witnessed. We know that we made a very good decision to hire him coz he made everything so easy with the whole process. If we are going to re-marry again for our anniversaries...definitely we will hire him again and again. We highly recommend him to everyone who's getting married.

Thank you so much again Rick for making our special day extra special!!!

P.S.

Me and my husband now love, love, love the small surprise he had...a video copy of the whole ceremony that his wife took during our wedding!
Rick was referred to us by the venue since they have been catering to same-sex weddings throughout the Bay Area. We are so Read more...
Rick was referred to us by the venue since they have been catering to same-sex weddings throughout the Bay Area. We are so excited to meet him and during our meeting, we made our decision to hire him and we made sure to sign the contract before we left. Rick is truly professional and he knows what he's doing. He even made sure he wears the right tux to fit our theme.

All we heard from our guests are it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they have witnessed. We know that we made a very good decision to hire him coz he made everything so easy with the whole process. If we are going to re-marry again for our anniversaries...definitely we will hire him again and again. We highly recommend him to everyone who's getting married.

Thank you so much again Rick for making our special day extra special!!!

P.S.

Me and my husband now love, love, love the small surprise he had...a video copy of the whole ceremony that his wife took during our wedding! Read less
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Felipe
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick is the best. He brought his own dash cam to film our wedding and then shared it with us! He understands how important this moment is for us and is able to predict and react accordingly to all those little things that can go wrong.
Rick is the best. He brought his own dash cam to film our wedding and then shared it with us! He understands how important Read more...
Rick is the best. He brought his own dash cam to film our wedding and then shared it with us! He understands how important this moment is for us and is able to predict and react accordingly to all those little things that can go wrong. Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I do not think there could have been someone more perfect to be our officiant than Rick. He really took the time to get to know us and our story, even on the short notice that we booked him. He helped us pick out a ceremony, readings and even when we forget to get the wine ready for the ceremony he accommodated it by glancing over that section without anyone even knowing. He executed the ceremony with laughter, ease and confidence in what was being said, which ultimately helped put us at ease and enjoy the moment in which we were living. I would highly recommend Rick to everyone, we received lots of feedback at the reception about the ceremony and how intimate and fun it was.
I do not think there could have been someone more perfect to be our officiant than Rick. He really took the time to get to Read more...
I do not think there could have been someone more perfect to be our officiant than Rick. He really took the time to get to know us and our story, even on the short notice that we booked him. He helped us pick out a ceremony, readings and even when we forget to get the wine ready for the ceremony he accommodated it by glancing over that section without anyone even knowing. He executed the ceremony with laughter, ease and confidence in what was being said, which ultimately helped put us at ease and enjoy the moment in which we were living. I would highly recommend Rick to everyone, we received lots of feedback at the reception about the ceremony and how intimate and fun it was. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I decided to get married in somewhat of a "planned elopement" with just the two of us. A courthouse wedding was not going to be possible because of the limited hours and availability of those ceremonies - we were looking for an evening ceremony on a weekend and we needed a witness. Plus, we really preferred to be married by someone who would bring a personal touch to such an important event.

We are not from the Bay Area so we turned to Wedding Wire to find an officiant. We contacted Rick on the basis of his great reviews and we were not disappointed. From the beginning he was very responsive, accommodating and professional. Since we did not have a witness, he was able to have his wife witness the ceremony. He also held the ceremony in his private home on a Saturday night, which was very nice. The ceremony was perfect - short, sweet, and personalized for us. His rates were very reasonable and he even surprised us with a video of our ceremony a few days later (he said he films when weather/conditions permit, so you may not receive this as part of your ceremony depending on the circumstances). I would highly recommend him.
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My fiance and I decided to get married in somewhat of a "planned elopement" with just the two of us. A courthouse wedding was not going to be possible because of the limited hours and availability of those ceremonies - we were looking for an evening ceremony on a weekend and we needed a witness. Plus, we really preferred to be married by someone who would bring a personal touch to such an important event.

We are not from the Bay Area so we turned to Wedding Wire to find an officiant. We contacted Rick on the basis of his great reviews and we were not disappointed. From the beginning he was very responsive, accommodating and professional. Since we did not have a witness, he was able to have his wife witness the ceremony. He also held the ceremony in his private home on a Saturday night, which was very nice. The ceremony was perfect - short, sweet, and personalized for us. His rates were very reasonable and he even surprised us with a video of our ceremony a few days later (he said he films when weather/conditions permit, so you may not receive this as part of your ceremony depending on the circumstances). I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was professional and reliable in the weeks and days leading up to our wedding. He helped us navigate the process of getting married inside San Francisco City Hall, as well as finding a suitable photographer for our event.

On the day of our wedding, Rick showed up on time and had prepared a lovely ceremony for us, incorporating our personal story, as well as his own thoughts on marriage. He helped make our wedding a truly special and memorable day.
Rick was professional and reliable in the weeks and days leading up to our wedding. He helped us navigate the process of Read more...
Rick was professional and reliable in the weeks and days leading up to our wedding. He helped us navigate the process of getting married inside San Francisco City Hall, as well as finding a suitable photographer for our event.

On the day of our wedding, Rick showed up on time and had prepared a lovely ceremony for us, incorporating our personal story, as well as his own thoughts on marriage. He helped make our wedding a truly special and memorable day. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
All I can say is that if you need an officant for your wedding, BOOK RICK as fast as you can. He created a beautiful, completely personalized ceremony based on a simple questionnaire we compeleted and a brief skype call the weekend before the big day. Rick alleviated our pre-ceremony stresses and promptly addressed our questions. In the end, I can't imagine a more perfect ceremony than the one he assembled.
All I can say is that if you need an officant for your wedding, BOOK RICK as fast as you can. He created a beautiful, Read more...
All I can say is that if you need an officant for your wedding, BOOK RICK as fast as you can. He created a beautiful, completely personalized ceremony based on a simple questionnaire we compeleted and a brief skype call the weekend before the big day. Rick alleviated our pre-ceremony stresses and promptly addressed our questions. In the end, I can't imagine a more perfect ceremony than the one he assembled. Read less
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Cath
Wedding:
10/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick seemed to tune into exactly what we wanted and who were are, during a short telephone conversation.
Rick seemed to tune into exactly what we wanted and who were are, during a short telephone conversation.
Rick seemed to tune into exactly what we wanted and who were are, during a short telephone conversation. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was great to work with! We skyped for our initial meeting since we're now in Las Vegas (and got married in the city), he listened to what we wanted out of the ceremony and he came back with some great suggestions on possible readings for our ceremony. We were very particular because we wanted to join his Jewish background and my Episcopalian background into one beautiful ceremony encompassing both beliefs. Rick was easy to talk to and very helpful leading up to the big day; he was flexible and kind. On the day of, as promised Rick introduced himself to us both prior to the ceremony (since we'd only met via skpe) and led a beautiful and very touching ceremony for us! We will forever be grateful to Rick for helping to make our day so memorable!
Rick was great to work with! We skyped for our initial meeting since we're now in Las Vegas (and got married in the city), Read more...
Rick was great to work with! We skyped for our initial meeting since we're now in Las Vegas (and got married in the city), he listened to what we wanted out of the ceremony and he came back with some great suggestions on possible readings for our ceremony. We were very particular because we wanted to join his Jewish background and my Episcopalian background into one beautiful ceremony encompassing both beliefs. Rick was easy to talk to and very helpful leading up to the big day; he was flexible and kind. On the day of, as promised Rick introduced himself to us both prior to the ceremony (since we'd only met via skpe) and led a beautiful and very touching ceremony for us! We will forever be grateful to Rick for helping to make our day so memorable! Read less
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Walter and Jeanette
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick provided us with an unforgettable and beautiful wedding ceremony! He was professional and solemn. His words touched our hearts. He also unexpectedly made a video of our wedding which we will treasure forever. His warmth and professionalism were outstanding. We highly recommend Rick to anyone and everyone. He made our day a very special one indeed!

Jeanette and Walter
Rick provided us with an unforgettable and beautiful wedding ceremony! He was professional and solemn. His words touched Read more...
Rick provided us with an unforgettable and beautiful wedding ceremony! He was professional and solemn. His words touched our hearts. He also unexpectedly made a video of our wedding which we will treasure forever. His warmth and professionalism were outstanding. We highly recommend Rick to anyone and everyone. He made our day a very special one indeed!

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Emma
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Rick pretty late in our wedding planning and he was flexible enough to meet with us asap and create a script with little input from us. We also changed the script within the last week of the wedding and he helped us without any issues. The wedding day went without any problems and our guests all thought the ceremony went very smoothly. We even got surprised with a little bonus from him. Thanks!
We found Rick pretty late in our wedding planning and he was flexible enough to meet with us asap and create a script with Read more...
We found Rick pretty late in our wedding planning and he was flexible enough to meet with us asap and create a script with little input from us. We also changed the script within the last week of the wedding and he helped us without any issues. The wedding day went without any problems and our guests all thought the ceremony went very smoothly. We even got surprised with a little bonus from him. Thanks! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick's best quality is that he took the little bit of information that we gave him about our relationship and used it to make a very personalized and moving ceremony. He was also very willing to accommodate a live stream of the ceremony to our friends and family who weren't able to make it to San Francisco.
Rick's best quality is that he took the little bit of information that we gave him about our relationship and used it to Read more...
Rick's best quality is that he took the little bit of information that we gave him about our relationship and used it to make a very personalized and moving ceremony. He was also very willing to accommodate a live stream of the ceremony to our friends and family who weren't able to make it to San Francisco. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazingly responsive and a wonderful wedding officiant. I recommend him without hesitation or reservation.
Rick was amazingly responsive and a wonderful wedding officiant. I recommend him without hesitation or reservation.
Rick was amazingly responsive and a wonderful wedding officiant. I recommend him without hesitation or reservation. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
He did an amazing job. He brought the right amount of weight and humor to the ceremony.
He did an amazing job. He brought the right amount of weight and humor to the ceremony.
He did an amazing job. He brought the right amount of weight and humor to the ceremony. Read less
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Patrick
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick did a great job and was very helpful. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a good officiant for their wedding.
Rick did a great job and was very helpful. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a good officiant for their Read more...
Rick did a great job and was very helpful. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a good officiant for their wedding. Read less
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Julian
Wedding:
9/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was thoughtful, sensitive, pleasant, efficient and charming.
Rick was thoughtful, sensitive, pleasant, efficient and charming.
Rick was thoughtful, sensitive, pleasant, efficient and charming. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
9/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick provided the most professional ceremony totally tailored to our needs and wishes...this was in spite of the event being scheduled in a matter of a few days. He was easily accessible to discuss our needs and was warm and interacted wonderfully well with our guests.
Rick provided the most professional ceremony totally tailored to our needs and wishes...this was in spite of the event Read more...
Rick provided the most professional ceremony totally tailored to our needs and wishes...this was in spite of the event being scheduled in a matter of a few days. He was easily accessible to discuss our needs and was warm and interacted wonderfully well with our guests. Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how greatful I am to have stumbled upon Rick. This is the first review I've ever made and even created a yelp account hoping to find Rick to review. I actually contemplated on having a friend officiate my wedding but after our first meeting with Rick, I knew why we paid what we paid. Professional, efficient, prepared are just a few words that can describe Rick. You will not regret choosing Rick. Rick goes above and beyond what his job calls for. I will forever be greatful for the gift Rick gave my husband and I, you'll have to book him to find out! :)
I cannot express how greatful I am to have stumbled upon Rick. This is the first review I've ever made and even created a Read more...
I cannot express how greatful I am to have stumbled upon Rick. This is the first review I've ever made and even created a yelp account hoping to find Rick to review. I actually contemplated on having a friend officiate my wedding but after our first meeting with Rick, I knew why we paid what we paid. Professional, efficient, prepared are just a few words that can describe Rick. You will not regret choosing Rick. Rick goes above and beyond what his job calls for. I will forever be greatful for the gift Rick gave my husband and I, you'll have to book him to find out! :) Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent services. Very helpful and profesional. Will recomend to friends.
Excellent services. Very helpful and profesional. Will recomend to friends.
Excellent services. Very helpful and profesional. Will recomend to friends. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was a wonderful officiant. My husband and I were looking for a non-religious ceremony, because my husband is from India, and his family is Hindu, and my family is mostly Episcopalian from the United States. We contacted Rick, because he had good reviews online. At our initial meeting, Rick immediately understood that we wanted a ceremony that would be meaningful to both families without making either family feel uncomfortable, and he gave us some excellent suggestions for accomplishing that. Because Rick is very experienced, he knew what questions to ask. From start to finish, we felt that we were in good hands with Rick. He made the ceremony ours, but Rick took a leadership role that made us feel confident. The ceremony turned out to be beautiful and flawless, and Rick struck just the right tone. He received much praise from all our guests from all over the world, and I wish I had more than 5 stars to rate Rick. It is not an exaggeration to say that he made our wedding ceremony the success that it was.
Rick was a wonderful officiant. My husband and I were looking for a non-religious ceremony, because my husband is from Read more...
Rick was a wonderful officiant. My husband and I were looking for a non-religious ceremony, because my husband is from India, and his family is Hindu, and my family is mostly Episcopalian from the United States. We contacted Rick, because he had good reviews online. At our initial meeting, Rick immediately understood that we wanted a ceremony that would be meaningful to both families without making either family feel uncomfortable, and he gave us some excellent suggestions for accomplishing that. Because Rick is very experienced, he knew what questions to ask. From start to finish, we felt that we were in good hands with Rick. He made the ceremony ours, but Rick took a leadership role that made us feel confident. The ceremony turned out to be beautiful and flawless, and Rick struck just the right tone. He received much praise from all our guests from all over the world, and I wish I had more than 5 stars to rate Rick. It is not an exaggeration to say that he made our wedding ceremony the success that it was. Read less
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Loring
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was superb! He was patient, respectful, and a true professional.
Rick was superb! He was patient, respectful, and a true professional.
Rick was superb! He was patient, respectful, and a true professional. Read less
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Timothy
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick is a very nice man and extremely friendly! He works around your schedule and his soul purpose is to make sure you are happy and everything is perfect! Highly recommend him. He also makes the ceremony personal so it makes it that much more special.
Rick is a very nice man and extremely friendly! He works around your schedule and his soul purpose is to make sure you are Read more...
Rick is a very nice man and extremely friendly! He works around your schedule and his soul purpose is to make sure you are happy and everything is perfect! Highly recommend him. He also makes the ceremony personal so it makes it that much more special. Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
HE was wonderful and made our wedding special with his comments and gave us a video of our wedding. Thank You Rick and God Bless you!!!!
HE was wonderful and made our wedding special with his comments and gave us a video of our wedding. Thank You Rick and God Read more...
HE was wonderful and made our wedding special with his comments and gave us a video of our wedding. Thank You Rick and God Bless you!!!! Read less
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Livia
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was the officiant of our wedding in Half Moon Bay. He performed a lovely ceremony. We had lots of compliments from our friends and family about how beautiful the ceremony was. Rick's words painted a very nice picture us as a couple. We truly recommend him.
Rick was the officiant of our wedding in Half Moon Bay. He performed a lovely ceremony. We had lots of compliments from Read more...
Rick was the officiant of our wedding in Half Moon Bay. He performed a lovely ceremony. We had lots of compliments from our friends and family about how beautiful the ceremony was. Rick's words painted a very nice picture us as a couple. We truly recommend him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick created a meaningful ceremony ceremony for us that honored both my and my husband's different religious/cultural backgrounds (Hindu/Catholic). When our sound system went out (it was provided by another vendor), he made sure guests could hear by walking toward the audience. My husband and I interviewed several officiants, and Rick stood out in his ability to understand us, our relationship, and life in general.
Rick created a meaningful ceremony ceremony for us that honored both my and my husband's different religious/cultural Read more...
Rick created a meaningful ceremony ceremony for us that honored both my and my husband's different religious/cultural backgrounds (Hindu/Catholic). When our sound system went out (it was provided by another vendor), he made sure guests could hear by walking toward the audience. My husband and I interviewed several officiants, and Rick stood out in his ability to understand us, our relationship, and life in general. Read less
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Evan
Wedding:
6/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was fantastic! From the moment we spoke to him on the phone, we knew we found our officiant. Rick performed our elopement ceremony at a private residence near Muir Beach. Rick was everything that an officiant should be… He showed up a few minutes early to make sure everything was ready. He had great suggestions for the ceremony. We wrote our own vows, so he made sure we both stayed on track by having us email them to him prior to the ceremony – the deadline helped make sure we both did our homework! Even though we wrote our own vows, he crafted a very thoughtful, personalized message (incorporating our vows, even) during the ceremony. And once we were Mr. & Mrs. He stealthily stepped out of the way for our photographer to snap the “first kiss” photos. THE GUY IS A PRO.

We really got the impression that he likes working with couples who are in love and about to begin the journey of marriage. He’s very genuine and thoughtful, while also having a good sense of humor.

From the logistical side, he made sure our marriage paperwork was submitted promptly to San Francisco City hall, so no complaints on that front, either.
Rick was fantastic! From the moment we spoke to him on the phone, we knew we found our officiant. Rick performed our Read more...
Rick was fantastic! From the moment we spoke to him on the phone, we knew we found our officiant. Rick performed our elopement ceremony at a private residence near Muir Beach. Rick was everything that an officiant should be… He showed up a few minutes early to make sure everything was ready. He had great suggestions for the ceremony. We wrote our own vows, so he made sure we both stayed on track by having us email them to him prior to the ceremony – the deadline helped make sure we both did our homework! Even though we wrote our own vows, he crafted a very thoughtful, personalized message (incorporating our vows, even) during the ceremony. And once we were Mr. & Mrs. He stealthily stepped out of the way for our photographer to snap the “first kiss” photos. THE GUY IS A PRO.

We really got the impression that he likes working with couples who are in love and about to begin the journey of marriage. He’s very genuine and thoughtful, while also having a good sense of humor.

From the logistical side, he made sure our marriage paperwork was submitted promptly to San Francisco City hall, so no complaints on that front, either. Read less
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Joshua
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
On this day in 2013, Rick provided a wonderful service, of which we now have many happy memories. Thank you Rick for paying attention when we spoke of our quirky history and incorporating inside jokes and silly tales like an old friend might have!
On this day in 2013, Rick provided a wonderful service, of which we now have many happy memories. Thank you Rick for Read more...
On this day in 2013, Rick provided a wonderful service, of which we now have many happy memories. Thank you Rick for paying attention when we spoke of our quirky history and incorporating inside jokes and silly tales like an old friend might have! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was a perfect officiant. Working with our previous officiant fell through at the last minute, so we ended up finding Rick as a recommendation from another professional, on short notice for our Half Moon Bay wedding. I'm so glad we worked with him. He worked with us to personalize our ceremony. He knew what he was doing, spoke eloquently, and he was more than open to our input, without making us do all the work of writing a ceremony from scratch. He was extremely efficient with our time and no-drama - very easy to work with. On the day of the ceremony, he was early/on time, professional, and delivered the ceremony beautifully. As a surprise bonus, he video-recorded our ceremony for us using a simple tripod! He may not always do that for all ceremonies so don't hold him to it, but it was so perfect for us. We decided not to hire a videographer due to a rapidly escalating wedding budget, so his lovely video was more than we could have asked for! I would absolutely recommend him as an officiant.
Rick was a perfect officiant. Working with our previous officiant fell through at the last minute, so we ended up finding Read more...
Rick was a perfect officiant. Working with our previous officiant fell through at the last minute, so we ended up finding Rick as a recommendation from another professional, on short notice for our Half Moon Bay wedding. I'm so glad we worked with him. He worked with us to personalize our ceremony. He knew what he was doing, spoke eloquently, and he was more than open to our input, without making us do all the work of writing a ceremony from scratch. He was extremely efficient with our time and no-drama - very easy to work with. On the day of the ceremony, he was early/on time, professional, and delivered the ceremony beautifully. As a surprise bonus, he video-recorded our ceremony for us using a simple tripod! He may not always do that for all ceremonies so don't hold him to it, but it was so perfect for us. We decided not to hire a videographer due to a rapidly escalating wedding budget, so his lovely video was more than we could have asked for! I would absolutely recommend him as an officiant. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was very approachable and knowledgeable. He made our wedding really easy for us to plan.
Rick was very approachable and knowledgeable. He made our wedding really easy for us to plan.
Rick was very approachable and knowledgeable. He made our wedding really easy for us to plan. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was beautiful! Rick really made an effort to get to know us as a couple. Our vows and ceremony reflected us and our values. It honored our families, cultures and traditions. He was warm, respectful and humorous.
This was a second marriage for both of us and the tone was just right.
Our ceremony was beautiful! Rick really made an effort to get to know us as a couple. Our vows and ceremony reflected us Read more...
Our ceremony was beautiful! Rick really made an effort to get to know us as a couple. Our vows and ceremony reflected us and our values. It honored our families, cultures and traditions. He was warm, respectful and humorous.
This was a second marriage for both of us and the tone was just right. Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We eloped and are from Canada, Rick walked us thru the whole process of getting our marriage licence and what documents we would need. After talking to him online we were able to plan where and when we would get married and exactly how much it would cost. We arrived, picked up our marriage certificate and Rick married us. It was all so smooth:) He took pictures and even recorded the ceremony. To top it all off?? Drove us back to our hotel!!
We eloped and are from Canada, Rick walked us thru the whole process of getting our marriage licence and what documents we Read more...
We eloped and are from Canada, Rick walked us thru the whole process of getting our marriage licence and what documents we would need. After talking to him online we were able to plan where and when we would get married and exactly how much it would cost. We arrived, picked up our marriage certificate and Rick married us. It was all so smooth:) He took pictures and even recorded the ceremony. To top it all off?? Drove us back to our hotel!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are 100% satisfied.
We had the ceremony that we wanted and Rick respect our choices.
We booked the ceremony at the last minute and he was really helpful. He sent us a video of the ceremony some days after by mail without additionnal fees.
Thank you very much!
We are 100% satisfied.
We had the ceremony that we wanted and Rick respect our choices.
We booked the ceremony at Read more...
We are 100% satisfied.
We had the ceremony that we wanted and Rick respect our choices.
We booked the ceremony at the last minute and he was really helpful. He sent us a video of the ceremony some days after by mail without additionnal fees.
Thank you very much! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was very professional from start to finish. He made us very comfortable from the beginning. He went over every detail with us. He also went out of his way to make sure we had all the details covered. It was a day that we will never forget and will live in our hearts and minds forever. We are truly glad that we had Rick for our officiant and would recommend him to anyone.
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Rick was very professional from start to finish. He made us very comfortable from the beginning. He went over every detail with us. He also went out of his way to make sure we had all the details covered. It was a day that we will never forget and will live in our hearts and minds forever. We are truly glad that we had Rick for our officiant and would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Though we arrived late, he did the very best to officiate for our wedding. He was kind, systematic and loving.
Though we arrived late, he did the very best to officiate for our wedding. He was kind, systematic and loving.
Though we arrived late, he did the very best to officiate for our wedding. He was kind, systematic and loving. Read less
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Jayme
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick did a fantastic job at our wedding! While on the phone when we scheduled him to officiant our wedding, he asked several questions about my husband and I as a couple. The information that he gathered made for a very special ceremony. We were running late on the day of the ceremony and he was completely understanding of our delay.
Rick did a fantastic job at our wedding! While on the phone when we scheduled him to officiant our wedding, he asked Read more...
Rick did a fantastic job at our wedding! While on the phone when we scheduled him to officiant our wedding, he asked several questions about my husband and I as a couple. The information that he gathered made for a very special ceremony. We were running late on the day of the ceremony and he was completely understanding of our delay. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick was a wonderful officiant who worked with us over the phone from Connecticut for our secret and intimate, little San Francisco ceremony. He was extremely responsive and helpful and even created a ceremony based on our interests as we are both teachers. I would highly recommend Rick to those eloping as we did, or holding a more traditional ceremony. He was warm, kind, responsible, on time, and professional. Thanks Rick!
Rick was a wonderful officiant who worked with us over the phone from Connecticut for our secret and intimate, little San Read more...
Rick was a wonderful officiant who worked with us over the phone from Connecticut for our secret and intimate, little San Francisco ceremony. He was extremely responsive and helpful and even created a ceremony based on our interests as we are both teachers. I would highly recommend Rick to those eloping as we did, or holding a more traditional ceremony. He was warm, kind, responsible, on time, and professional. Thanks Rick! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick was our officiant at our wedding this October (outdoor ceremony at Palmdale Estates). Rick was so helpful and kind in every single way. He made the whole process so easy for us and our families. He was super approachable, responsive, and responsible. We were very busy with work and wedding planning the month before our wedding but Rick took the initiative and made sure we gave him all the information and ideas needed for the ceremony. on the wedding day, he arrived early well prepared and was very patient as the ceremony started later than we had planned. We and the guests all loved him and I would for sure recommend him to others. Thank you again Rick!
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Rick was our officiant at our wedding this October (outdoor ceremony at Palmdale Estates). Rick was so helpful and kind in every single way. He made the whole process so easy for us and our families. He was super approachable, responsive, and responsible. We were very busy with work and wedding planning the month before our wedding but Rick took the initiative and made sure we gave him all the information and ideas needed for the ceremony. on the wedding day, he arrived early well prepared and was very patient as the ceremony started later than we had planned. We and the guests all loved him and I would for sure recommend him to others. Thank you again Rick! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful. I would highly recommend him!
Rick was wonderful. I would highly recommend him!
Rick was wonderful. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
10/9/2012
5.0/5.0
He made our wedding ceremony beautiful and memorable
He made our wedding ceremony beautiful and memorable
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steve
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was incredibly helpful and friendly!
Rick was incredibly helpful and friendly!
Rick was incredibly helpful and friendly! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Our feedback is simple - Rick was amazing! We had a short engagement and didn't want to spend a lot on a wedding overall. We decided to have the wedding at our home in Half Moon Bay. His price was very reasonable and he offered a personalized ceremony. Initially, we met with Rick in person, he asked us for information about ourselves and just seemed very personable right away.

He sent us a draft of the ceremony flow and text and allowed us to make changes and send back to him. He was so responsive on everything and checked in on us to make sure we had our marriage license and were all set for the wedding. He was also very understanding of my husband who emailed Rick his vows at 1am, the morning of the ceremony.

We received rave feedback from the guests at the wedding. They loved the personal touch to the ceremony, that he walked around, and they could hear and understand him easily. They commented that the ceremony was heartfelt, funny, and just overall enjoyable. I received 3 requests for Rick's information for possible future weddings.

We would highly recommend Rick for your wedding.
Our feedback is simple - Rick was amazing! We had a short engagement and didn't want to spend a lot on a wedding overall. Read more...
Our feedback is simple - Rick was amazing! We had a short engagement and didn't want to spend a lot on a wedding overall. We decided to have the wedding at our home in Half Moon Bay. His price was very reasonable and he offered a personalized ceremony. Initially, we met with Rick in person, he asked us for information about ourselves and just seemed very personable right away.

He sent us a draft of the ceremony flow and text and allowed us to make changes and send back to him. He was so responsive on everything and checked in on us to make sure we had our marriage license and were all set for the wedding. He was also very understanding of my husband who emailed Rick his vows at 1am, the morning of the ceremony.

We received rave feedback from the guests at the wedding. They loved the personal touch to the ceremony, that he walked around, and they could hear and understand him easily. They commented that the ceremony was heartfelt, funny, and just overall enjoyable. I received 3 requests for Rick's information for possible future weddings.

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Gina
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was our wedding officiant and did an amazing job. From our first meeting my husband and I knew his personality and ours worked well. Rick is personable, professional and we couldn't have been more delighted with our wedding ceremony. It was the perfect blend of humor (tasteful of course) and sentimentality. He engaged our guests and weaven in the story of how we met. I have had several of our guests share how much they enjoyed our ceremony and how Rick made them feel engaged. We are more spiritual than religious and Rick completely respected that. He came up with a draft of the ceremony and incorporated any changes I wanted to make. Our rehearsal was quick and easy and everyone was clear on what to do and where to go. The day of Rick was early and checked in with me just to let me know he had arrived and was ready to go, which set me at ease. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect, everything we wanted, THANK YOU Rick!!
Rick was our wedding officiant and did an amazing job. From our first meeting my husband and I knew his personality and Read more...
Rick was our wedding officiant and did an amazing job. From our first meeting my husband and I knew his personality and ours worked well. Rick is personable, professional and we couldn't have been more delighted with our wedding ceremony. It was the perfect blend of humor (tasteful of course) and sentimentality. He engaged our guests and weaven in the story of how we met. I have had several of our guests share how much they enjoyed our ceremony and how Rick made them feel engaged. We are more spiritual than religious and Rick completely respected that. He came up with a draft of the ceremony and incorporated any changes I wanted to make. Our rehearsal was quick and easy and everyone was clear on what to do and where to go. The day of Rick was early and checked in with me just to let me know he had arrived and was ready to go, which set me at ease. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect, everything we wanted, THANK YOU Rick!! Read less
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DaveA
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I want to say that Rick Kaplowitz made our special wedding day a day that we will never forget. Rick was very professional, once we meet with Rick we knew that he was the right person to preform our wedding. Rick takes care of all the details, and makes the wedding a great deal less stressful. All the guests in our wedding really liked him as the officiant of our wedding.
I want to say that Rick Kaplowitz made our special wedding day a day that we will never forget. Rick was very Read more...
I want to say that Rick Kaplowitz made our special wedding day a day that we will never forget. Rick was very professional, once we meet with Rick we knew that he was the right person to preform our wedding. Rick takes care of all the details, and makes the wedding a great deal less stressful. All the guests in our wedding really liked him as the officiant of our wedding. Read less
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Your
Wedding:
3/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was very accomodating and helped provide a wonderful and very personal service for us ... and with 3 days notice!
Rick was very accomodating and helped provide a wonderful and very personal service for us ... and with 3 days notice!
Rick was very accomodating and helped provide a wonderful and very personal service for us ... and with 3 days notice! Read less
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caryl.carino.ciardella
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The officiant sets the tone for the entire wedding, so finding an officiant that fit our needs was essential.

My husband and I are creative people and it was difficult to find an officiant that could capture our true traits and amplify it for our big day.

Rick is very flexible and he is also very understanding. After one meet and greet sit down he was able to attain our qualities as a couple and our sense of creativity and uniqueness. It helps that he worked in the field of psychology, so his ability to understand people quickly is a invaluable quality. Shortly after our meeting, he wrote out a rough draft script for us to read through and make the necessary changes.

He was also very professional and responded to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Although I only had a month to plan the wedding, Rick was very helpful and loving in treating our day with professionalism and value that we wanted.

He came ready with a speaker and microphone, which was perfect for our outdoor, slightly windy wedding. Everyone can hear everything, no matter where they were standing. All the guests including us as a couple enjoyed his presence at our wedding, in fact we get compliments to this day on how flexible he was on the spot. I'm so happy my instincts fell on Rick because our day was special thanks to fantastically supportive and flexible people like him.
The officiant sets the tone for the entire wedding, so finding an officiant that fit our needs was essential.

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The officiant sets the tone for the entire wedding, so finding an officiant that fit our needs was essential.

My husband and I are creative people and it was difficult to find an officiant that could capture our true traits and amplify it for our big day.

Rick is very flexible and he is also very understanding. After one meet and greet sit down he was able to attain our qualities as a couple and our sense of creativity and uniqueness. It helps that he worked in the field of psychology, so his ability to understand people quickly is a invaluable quality. Shortly after our meeting, he wrote out a rough draft script for us to read through and make the necessary changes.

He was also very professional and responded to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Although I only had a month to plan the wedding, Rick was very helpful and loving in treating our day with professionalism and value that we wanted.

He came ready with a speaker and microphone, which was perfect for our outdoor, slightly windy wedding. Everyone can hear everything, no matter where they were standing. All the guests including us as a couple enjoyed his presence at our wedding, in fact we get compliments to this day on how flexible he was on the spot. I'm so happy my instincts fell on Rick because our day was special thanks to fantastically supportive and flexible people like him. Read less
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Jay & Beth
Wedding:
2/29/2012
5.0/5.0
There is absolutely nothing we could fault with Rick or the delivery our ceremony.
He was very open to incorporating our ideas into our ceremony and actively encouraged it.
As our wedding was a destination wedding, good communication was essential for us as we planned our day some 14,000kms away. Rick was always responsive via email and made him self available to video conference when requested.
He was happy to meet us the day before at the site of the ceremony and he and his lovely wife even gave us a lift back into the city.
Thanks Rick.
There is absolutely nothing we could fault with Rick or the delivery our ceremony.
He was very open to incorporating Read more...
There is absolutely nothing we could fault with Rick or the delivery our ceremony.
He was very open to incorporating our ideas into our ceremony and actively encouraged it.
As our wedding was a destination wedding, good communication was essential for us as we planned our day some 14,000kms away. Rick was always responsive via email and made him self available to video conference when requested.
He was happy to meet us the day before at the site of the ceremony and he and his lovely wife even gave us a lift back into the city.
Thanks Rick. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
1/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick did an outstanding job for our wedding. He was prompt with everything he said he would do. Made a video of our wedding that he gave to us as well. We were very happy with Rick and all he did to make our day special.
Rick did an outstanding job for our wedding. He was prompt with everything he said he would do. Made a video of our Read more...
Rick did an outstanding job for our wedding. He was prompt with everything he said he would do. Made a video of our wedding that he gave to us as well. We were very happy with Rick and all he did to make our day special. Read less
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Karabeckmann
Wedding:
12/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was great! Due to construction at the site we chose we had to quickly find another, he was very flexible and accommodating.
Rick was great! Due to construction at the site we chose we had to quickly find another, he was very flexible and Read more...
Rick was great! Due to construction at the site we chose we had to quickly find another, he was very flexible and accommodating. Read less
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Mr. Grand National
Wedding:
12/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick provided the service we needed and even beyond what we expected. Communication was excellent and his sensitivity and professionalism were excellent. We highly recommended him to anyone needing officiant services.
Rick provided the service we needed and even beyond what we expected. Communication was excellent and his sensitivity and Read more...
Rick provided the service we needed and even beyond what we expected. Communication was excellent and his sensitivity and professionalism were excellent. We highly recommended him to anyone needing officiant services. Read less
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rdude135
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent job! Everyone loved Rick and asked how we found him. We couldn't be happier with the results.
Excellent job! Everyone loved Rick and asked how we found him. We couldn't be happier with the results.
Excellent job! Everyone loved Rick and asked how we found him. We couldn't be happier with the results. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was fantastic! He made our ceremony special and unique to us. The process was easy and Rick let us edit the script to our liking. It was really personalized. Also kudos, to Rick and everyone involved, to walk up to our preferred spot for the ceremony. He walked over 200 stairs to get to the cliff and braved the wind and even a little bit of rain! Our ceremony was perfect and Rick was a big part of making it happen. Thanks!
Rick was fantastic! He made our ceremony special and unique to us. The process was easy and Rick let us edit the script to Read more...
Rick was fantastic! He made our ceremony special and unique to us. The process was easy and Rick let us edit the script to our liking. It was really personalized. Also kudos, to Rick and everyone involved, to walk up to our preferred spot for the ceremony. He walked over 200 stairs to get to the cliff and braved the wind and even a little bit of rain! Our ceremony was perfect and Rick was a big part of making it happen. Thanks! Read less
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Jaytjay
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing! Being older and having been married prior, we wanted the wedding to be about our families and friends rather than traditional. Rick understood and put together an amazing life story and incorporated our ceremony to honor all our famlly and friends and for them to be recognized individually. it really was a touching ceremony, elegant and fun, yet had solemness of what matrimony represents . Rick's quick sense of humor and flair was so apparent, our guests thought we had been friends for years. Welll, he will be now!
I can't thank him enough for such an amazing ceremony and.... the lovely video gift he left for me with a beautiful note!
Rick was amazing! Being older and having been married prior, we wanted the wedding to be about our families and friends Read more...
Rick was amazing! Being older and having been married prior, we wanted the wedding to be about our families and friends rather than traditional. Rick understood and put together an amazing life story and incorporated our ceremony to honor all our famlly and friends and for them to be recognized individually. it really was a touching ceremony, elegant and fun, yet had solemness of what matrimony represents . Rick's quick sense of humor and flair was so apparent, our guests thought we had been friends for years. Welll, he will be now!
I can't thank him enough for such an amazing ceremony and.... the lovely video gift he left for me with a beautiful note! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was great. He listened well, his price was reasonable, he went above and beyond our initial agreement, and he created a very personal, genuine wedding ceremony.
Rick was great. He listened well, his price was reasonable, he went above and beyond our initial agreement, and he created Read more...
Rick was great. He listened well, his price was reasonable, he went above and beyond our initial agreement, and he created a very personal, genuine wedding ceremony. Read less
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mission accomplished.
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was professional and accommodating with providing us with and easy, worry free wedding. His ability to take just a couple of meetings, and turn into his own words, a wonderful and exact sequence of events for a very memorable wedding ceremony.
I highly recommend Rick at Bay Area Ceremonies to anyone who wants a hassle free, professional officiant with a wonderful sense of humor.
Rick was professional and accommodating with providing us with and easy, worry free wedding. His ability to take just a Read more...
Rick was professional and accommodating with providing us with and easy, worry free wedding. His ability to take just a couple of meetings, and turn into his own words, a wonderful and exact sequence of events for a very memorable wedding ceremony.
I highly recommend Rick at Bay Area Ceremonies to anyone who wants a hassle free, professional officiant with a wonderful sense of humor. Read less
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paulandlori
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was the key to our overwhelmingly successful wedding. The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and truly captured the essence of who my wife and I are, he is a wonderful speaker and not only led our parts but fully engaged our guests and made them part of our experience, which is exactly what we were looking for. He captured the essential elements that we were looking to capture and then took them way overyour expectations. Lori and I both feel that Rick's work was the best part of our wedding and cherish his wisdom and advice. Wholeheartedly recommended Rick for anyone considering getting married!!!!!!
Rick was the key to our overwhelmingly successful wedding. The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and truly captured Read more...
Rick was the key to our overwhelmingly successful wedding. The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and truly captured the essence of who my wife and I are, he is a wonderful speaker and not only led our parts but fully engaged our guests and made them part of our experience, which is exactly what we were looking for. He captured the essential elements that we were looking to capture and then took them way overyour expectations. Lori and I both feel that Rick's work was the best part of our wedding and cherish his wisdom and advice. Wholeheartedly recommended Rick for anyone considering getting married!!!!!! Read less
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MrsHammerschmidt
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
There are so many reasons why I would recommend Rick, but the most important one is his ability to listen to your story, take what he has learned and create a wonderful ceremony full of meaning and personalization. Our ceremony was interactive, funny, but serious too. It had all of the elements my husband and I wanted. Rick is easy to work with, he is responsive and most of all, we felt like he was truely a part of our wedding.
There are so many reasons why I would recommend Rick, but the most important one is his ability to listen to your story, Read more...
There are so many reasons why I would recommend Rick, but the most important one is his ability to listen to your story, take what he has learned and create a wonderful ceremony full of meaning and personalization. Our ceremony was interactive, funny, but serious too. It had all of the elements my husband and I wanted. Rick is easy to work with, he is responsive and most of all, we felt like he was truely a part of our wedding. Read less
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Tawana
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick performed a beautiful ceremony at our wedding.The poem he chose to read durning the ceremony was awesome and we really appreciate everything he have done for us on our special day.
Rick performed a beautiful ceremony at our wedding.The poem he chose to read durning the ceremony was awesome and we Read more...
Rick performed a beautiful ceremony at our wedding.The poem he chose to read durning the ceremony was awesome and we really appreciate everything he have done for us on our special day. Read less
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Marvin
Wedding:
2/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I am very happy that i found Bay Area Ceremonies. Rick was our officiant for our wedding and he made it fun, unique, and he put some humor into our wedding. He is very creative and he is a very nice guy to work with. If i were to recommend a Officiant i would recommend Bay Area Ceremonies.
I am very happy that i found Bay Area Ceremonies. Rick was our officiant for our wedding and he made it fun, unique, and Read more...
I am very happy that i found Bay Area Ceremonies. Rick was our officiant for our wedding and he made it fun, unique, and he put some humor into our wedding. He is very creative and he is a very nice guy to work with. If i were to recommend a Officiant i would recommend Bay Area Ceremonies. Read less
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Gee
Wedding:
9/3/2013
4.9/5.0
My now husband and I we looking for a wedding officiant and found Rick through a referral. When we contacted him about possibly performing our wedding ceremony he asked us about the date and location (which we had set already) and right away confirmed that he was available on that date. He next scheduled an "appointment" or rather a casual meeting with us to get an idea of each other and discuss the wedding ceremony. We met a week later in the garden of his house where we in a calm and casual atmosphere, over a bite of watermelon discussed the necessary things.
I must say that my husband and I were not prepared and did not do our homework about wedding ceremony procedures. Rick picked up on this right away and was nice enough to explain to us how things are usually/ and un-sually done. Rick also took his time to learn about us (as we did getting to know him).
Over the next weeks we exchanged emails back and forth with ceremony details (which Rick drafter for us), wedding vows and stuff like that.
And next time we saw Rick was during our wedding ceremony. He was nice enough to make a video of the ceremony (taken with a standing camera Rick placed before hand somewhere out of sight but with a great visibility).
Overall I would definitely recommend Rick because he is professional and very easy to work with.

P.S one advice with RIck or anyone else: if you have an exotic name, make sure your officiant practices to pronounce it :)
My now husband and I we looking for a wedding officiant and found Rick through a referral. When we contacted him about Read more...
My now husband and I we looking for a wedding officiant and found Rick through a referral. When we contacted him about possibly performing our wedding ceremony he asked us about the date and location (which we had set already) and right away confirmed that he was available on that date. He next scheduled an "appointment" or rather a casual meeting with us to get an idea of each other and discuss the wedding ceremony. We met a week later in the garden of his house where we in a calm and casual atmosphere, over a bite of watermelon discussed the necessary things.
I must say that my husband and I were not prepared and did not do our homework about wedding ceremony procedures. Rick picked up on this right away and was nice enough to explain to us how things are usually/ and un-sually done. Rick also took his time to learn about us (as we did getting to know him).
Over the next weeks we exchanged emails back and forth with ceremony details (which Rick drafter for us), wedding vows and stuff like that.
And next time we saw Rick was during our wedding ceremony. He was nice enough to make a video of the ceremony (taken with a standing camera Rick placed before hand somewhere out of sight but with a great visibility).
Overall I would definitely recommend Rick because he is professional and very easy to work with.

P.S one advice with RIck or anyone else: if you have an exotic name, make sure your officiant practices to pronounce it :) Read less
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Avi
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Very friendly and easy to work with. Able to put things together quickly
Very friendly and easy to work with. Able to put things together quickly
Very friendly and easy to work with. Able to put things together quickly Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.9/5.0
Rick was extremely responsive as well as professional. I would highly recommend him as he exceeded our expectations and was enjoyable to work with.
Rick was extremely responsive as well as professional. I would highly recommend him as he exceeded our expectations and Read more...
Rick was extremely responsive as well as professional. I would highly recommend him as he exceeded our expectations and was enjoyable to work with. Read less
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Sherry
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
I cant thank Rick enough for the awesome job he did for us and and being part of our special day! Everyone thought he was very entertaining and our ceremony reading was definitely out if the ordinary! Got got compliments all night.
I cant thank Rick enough for the awesome job he did for us and and being part of our special day! Everyone thought he was Read more...
I cant thank Rick enough for the awesome job he did for us and and being part of our special day! Everyone thought he was very entertaining and our ceremony reading was definitely out if the ordinary! Got got compliments all night. Read less
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Don
Wedding:
4/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Rick listened to our desires and helped us make the ceremony fit our plans. He was very open and flexible.
Rick listened to our desires and helped us make the ceremony fit our plans. He was very open and flexible.
Rick listened to our desires and helped us make the ceremony fit our plans. He was very open and flexible. Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
9/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Rick was exactly what we were looking for - no-nonsense, but warm; professional, yet with a nice, personal touch. His few words (few on our behest) were perfectly chosen, even touching. Highly recommend.
Rick was exactly what we were looking for - no-nonsense, but warm; professional, yet with a nice, personal touch. His few Read more...
Rick was exactly what we were looking for - no-nonsense, but warm; professional, yet with a nice, personal touch. His few words (few on our behest) were perfectly chosen, even touching. Highly recommend. Read less
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S & J
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.8/5.0
Rick was very prompt in responding to us and so accommodating and on top of it all so courteous. He put together beautiful vows for us, that upon reflection were better than what I have seen in traditional church weddings.

Thank you Rick.
Rick was very prompt in responding to us and so accommodating and on top of it all so courteous. He put together beautiful Read more...
Rick was very prompt in responding to us and so accommodating and on top of it all so courteous. He put together beautiful vows for us, that upon reflection were better than what I have seen in traditional church weddings.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Rick did an excellent job and made very good suggestions during the preliminary meetings that helped make the ceremony a success.
Rick did an excellent job and made very good suggestions during the preliminary meetings that helped make the ceremony a Read more...
Rick did an excellent job and made very good suggestions during the preliminary meetings that helped make the ceremony a success. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
Rick was great. He took the job on short notice and did a wonderful job. He also, as a bonus, provided a video of the ceremony that we weren't expecting.
Rick was great. He took the job on short notice and did a wonderful job. He also, as a bonus, provided a video of the Read more...
Rick was great. He took the job on short notice and did a wonderful job. He also, as a bonus, provided a video of the ceremony that we weren't expecting. Read less
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TJ
Wedding:
12/6/2013
4.6/5.0
Rick did a gr8 job made it easy for us.
Rick did a gr8 job made it easy for us.
Rick did a gr8 job made it easy for us. Read less
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Blair
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.6/5.0
Rick officiated our wedding this summer. From the start he made the process easy for us and was willing to respect our secular, non-traditional wishes and give us the ceremony we wanted. We weren't the most responsible about getting things to him in a timely manner, but everything still worked out great on the day thanks to Rick! We did get a lot of positive comments from our guests about him, and our ceremony went (mostly - there was an audio hiccup that wasn't RIck's fault) smoothly. One thing to point out - I think most of the couples who Rick officiates for write their own vows, and Rick strongly suggested this for us. I am sure that if you didn't want to do it he would be fine with that, however. He makes it easy for you and has them printed up for you on the day. We are both shy and were stressed out about doing it but went for it and it turned out to be a positive experience, so I am really glad he suggested it. I did get a little bit frustrated when Rick required us to send the vows to him a week in advance, because I was stressed about the whole thing at that point and likely would have written them at the last minute if I'd had it my way (maybe not the best thing...), so I did wish he could have been more accommodating in that respect. Overall, though, he was very flexible and willing to do what we wanted to do, on our timetable, other than that one thing with the vows.
Rick officiated our wedding this summer. From the start he made the process easy for us and was willing to respect our Read more...
Rick officiated our wedding this summer. From the start he made the process easy for us and was willing to respect our secular, non-traditional wishes and give us the ceremony we wanted. We weren't the most responsible about getting things to him in a timely manner, but everything still worked out great on the day thanks to Rick! We did get a lot of positive comments from our guests about him, and our ceremony went (mostly - there was an audio hiccup that wasn't RIck's fault) smoothly. One thing to point out - I think most of the couples who Rick officiates for write their own vows, and Rick strongly suggested this for us. I am sure that if you didn't want to do it he would be fine with that, however. He makes it easy for you and has them printed up for you on the day. We are both shy and were stressed out about doing it but went for it and it turned out to be a positive experience, so I am really glad he suggested it. I did get a little bit frustrated when Rick required us to send the vows to him a week in advance, because I was stressed about the whole thing at that point and likely would have written them at the last minute if I'd had it my way (maybe not the best thing...), so I did wish he could have been more accommodating in that respect. Overall, though, he was very flexible and willing to do what we wanted to do, on our timetable, other than that one thing with the vows. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Rick was most helpful and accommodating. He even included a "flip camera" video for free.
Rick was most helpful and accommodating. He even included a "flip camera" video for free.
Rick was most helpful and accommodating. He even included a "flip camera" video for free. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.5/5.0
Rick was a great selection for our wedding. Rick was easy to work with, flexible with our ceremony and helpful with suggestions. In addition, he was very professional, prepared and entertaining during our event. We would highly recommend him for any wedding ceremony.
Rick was a great selection for our wedding. Rick was easy to work with, flexible with our ceremony and helpful with Read more...
Rick was a great selection for our wedding. Rick was easy to work with, flexible with our ceremony and helpful with suggestions. In addition, he was very professional, prepared and entertaining during our event. We would highly recommend him for any wedding ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
We did not have a fancy ceremony. We have been in a marriage-like relationship for years, but for a number of reasons decided to formalize our relationship. We were on a tight timeline, but Rick was very accommodating and arranged to meet us within a week of my initial contact with him. I appreciate Rick's flexibility and responsiveness.
We did not have a fancy ceremony. We have been in a marriage-like relationship for years, but for a number of reasons Read more...
We did not have a fancy ceremony. We have been in a marriage-like relationship for years, but for a number of reasons decided to formalize our relationship. We were on a tight timeline, but Rick was very accommodating and arranged to meet us within a week of my initial contact with him. I appreciate Rick's flexibility and responsiveness. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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nikki
Wedding:
8/5/2011
4.4/5.0
Great, worry free. We had a little miscommunication at the beginning via emails but we were very happy with him when we met in person and after the wedding.
Great, worry free. We had a little miscommunication at the beginning via emails but we were very happy with him when we Read more...
Great, worry free. We had a little miscommunication at the beginning via emails but we were very happy with him when we met in person and after the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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