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Celebrations by Shari

Avon , OH
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1914 Pembrooke Lane, scaruso730@aol.com
Avon, OH 44011 US (map)

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440-213-7574

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ABOUT US

Are you getting married, thinking of renewing your wedding vows or looking for someone to perform a commitment ceremony? Do you want a special ceremony that is written specifically for... Read more
Are you getting married, thinking of renewing your wedding vows or looking for someone to perform a commitment ceremony? Do you want a special ceremony that is written specifically for the two of you? Would you like to have an officiant who will make sure your special day is done exactly the way you have dreamed of? Then look no further!

I am a non-denominational wedding officiant/celebrant residing in Avon, Ohio. As a mobile officiant, I come to you and your venue. Whether your ceremony is traditional or non-traditional, in a church, hotel, or garden, choose Celebrations by Shari to begin planning your new life together.

As a retired teacher of thirty years, I knew in selecting a new career it would need to be one that provided me with the same amount of joy teaching had. I suddenly realized that weddings are a perfect source of joy to brides, grooms, families, friends, and me. That is when I knew what the next chapters of my life should be spent doing -- working with couples to create a wedding ceremony that truly reflects who they are and the love they share.

I will work hard to personalize your wedding ceremony by reflecting the love and commitment shared by the two of you . I specialize in wedding, commitment, and vow renewal ceremonies. I believe your ceremony should be a reflection of the love the two of you share.

No two couples are the same. Therefore, each couple's wedding should be different, unique, and personal. I am able to write personal ceremonies, to suggest original ceremony ideas, and to assist you every step of the way with your wedding ceremony needs. I recently received the Top Officiant Award for the Cleveland Hot List.

Performing wedding ceremonies is my passion. Let my passion be your inspiration - together we will create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that you, your family and your friends will never forget. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I am a mobile officiant which means I will marry you at the place you want to be married at. That can be a traditional place such as a chapel or non-traditional such as in the metro-parks. Your wedding . . . Your way!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I allow you to decide what you would like me to wear. I have a white clergy robe, a black clergy robe, black pant suit and black dress that are most often selected by couples. However, if you have a special request, I will try to honor that. Most photographers prefer me to wear black because it will work better for your photos.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
This is your wedding and you should be allowed to exchange the words that best suit the two of you. I provide couples with numerous wording suggestions, but in the end, every word I say is because you selected it. I can provide you with options that are religious based or love based.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely. I love it when couples select to write their own vows. It generally leaves all in tears, including the officiant.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have many readings--religious and non-religious--that I share with couples. If you don't like the ones I suggest, I will even look for more until you are happy. I love a good challenge
How long are your ceremonies?
That depends on how long you want it. This is your day and I will make sure it meets all of your needs and wants. I have done ceremonies that only include vows and the pronouncing of husband and wife that last less than 5 minutes. I have also done ceremonies with bridal parties of 24, readings, music, and several specialty ceremonies making the wedding ceremony 30-40 minutes long. You tell me what you want and I will make sure it happens. No two couples are alike and therefore, neither should wedding ceremonies.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I am always available to assist with a rehearsal. This can either be done one or two days before the actual ceremony for an additional $100 or several hours before the wedding at $50.
Do you supply a sound system?
I do have a sound system that can be used.

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Mary
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I grew up Catholic but my husband did not. We are not members of a specific church so we needed a wedding officiant. I found Shari on The Wedding Wire and I was impressed by her good reviews. We set up a meeting before we decided to hire her to get to know her and see if she was a good fit. My husband and I both walked out of Panera smiling after our initial meeting because we knew we had found the woman who was going to marry us! She was so nice and warm. I absolutely loved that she gave us so many options for the wording of the wedding. With the help of Shari, I was able to create my perfect wedding. Our wedding felt so personal like it was made for us. We had around 350 people at our wedding and I lost count of the amount of people who told us it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. The day of the wedding, Shari was so calm and reassuring that she put me at ease. I highly recommend Celebrations by Shari!
I grew up Catholic but my husband did not. We are not members of a specific church so we needed a wedding officiant. I Read more...
I grew up Catholic but my husband did not. We are not members of a specific church so we needed a wedding officiant. I found Shari on The Wedding Wire and I was impressed by her good reviews. We set up a meeting before we decided to hire her to get to know her and see if she was a good fit. My husband and I both walked out of Panera smiling after our initial meeting because we knew we had found the woman who was going to marry us! She was so nice and warm. I absolutely loved that she gave us so many options for the wording of the wedding. With the help of Shari, I was able to create my perfect wedding. Our wedding felt so personal like it was made for us. We had around 350 people at our wedding and I lost count of the amount of people who told us it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. The day of the wedding, Shari was so calm and reassuring that she put me at ease. I highly recommend Celebrations by Shari! Read less
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Leanne
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Because my husband and I didn't get married in a church I had no idea how to find an officiant. Insert: Wedding Wire. I found Shari because of her fantastic reviews, and guess what, they're true! She's so great to work with! My husband is the strong silent type so he wasn't interested in writing his own vows. Not a problem, Shari offered us so many pre-worded options so that we could still have a completely custom ceremony. We can't imagine having the same ceremony without her, she made it so perfect! Thanks so much Shari for helping us craft our perfect wedding!
Because my husband and I didn't get married in a church I had no idea how to find an officiant. Insert: Wedding Wire. I Read more...
Because my husband and I didn't get married in a church I had no idea how to find an officiant. Insert: Wedding Wire. I found Shari because of her fantastic reviews, and guess what, they're true! She's so great to work with! My husband is the strong silent type so he wasn't interested in writing his own vows. Not a problem, Shari offered us so many pre-worded options so that we could still have a completely custom ceremony. We can't imagine having the same ceremony without her, she made it so perfect! Thanks so much Shari for helping us craft our perfect wedding! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Nothing but wonderful things to say about this woman... I'm so glad we found her for our wedding. We were worried about hiring an officiant that didn't know us. We were concerned the ceremony would feel impersonal. Well....as soon as you meet Shari, you will realize that this is simply not possible. She is one of those people who is so easy to connect with and you feel like her friend from the moment you meet her. Because of this, our ceremony had a very personal, intimate feel to it, despite the fact that Shari had only met us one time. Shari is great at responding to emails, and is always happy to answer questions. She is worth every penny!! Thanks, Shari!! :)
Nothing but wonderful things to say about this woman... I'm so glad we found her for our wedding. We were worried about Read more...
Nothing but wonderful things to say about this woman... I'm so glad we found her for our wedding. We were worried about hiring an officiant that didn't know us. We were concerned the ceremony would feel impersonal. Well....as soon as you meet Shari, you will realize that this is simply not possible. She is one of those people who is so easy to connect with and you feel like her friend from the moment you meet her. Because of this, our ceremony had a very personal, intimate feel to it, despite the fact that Shari had only met us one time. Shari is great at responding to emails, and is always happy to answer questions. She is worth every penny!! Thanks, Shari!! :) Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Shari was highly recommended to us from close friends....and she was perfect. She will work with you to make the ceremony exactly as you want it. She helped us add all the personal touches we wanted to include. Shari also made us a beautiful scrapbook that included all the wording from our ceremony. We wouldn't have changed anything.
Shari was highly recommended to us from close friends....and she was perfect. She will work with you to make the ceremony Read more...
Shari was highly recommended to us from close friends....and she was perfect. She will work with you to make the ceremony exactly as you want it. She helped us add all the personal touches we wanted to include. Shari also made us a beautiful scrapbook that included all the wording from our ceremony. We wouldn't have changed anything. Read less
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Caryn
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful to work with. She could not have been easier to work with and is such a sincerely nice and kind person. You can tell she really loves what she does. I would HIGHLY suggest you hire Shari. She will make your wedding ceremony unique, will adapt any style you and your husband prefer and offer advice when needed. She also made a beautiful scrapbook for us and came to the rehearsal and was a big help. Hire her and you won't regret it!
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful Read more...
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful to work with. She could not have been easier to work with and is such a sincerely nice and kind person. You can tell she really loves what she does. I would HIGHLY suggest you hire Shari. She will make your wedding ceremony unique, will adapt any style you and your husband prefer and offer advice when needed. She also made a beautiful scrapbook for us and came to the rehearsal and was a big help. Hire her and you won't regret it! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was perfect. She made everything so simple and stress free. Her options for wordings and making our wedding custom made it that more special. My family and friends loved her and we still talk about how impressed we were with everything she did for us. Being a Bride I will pass on some of my wisdom, it gets really stressful and having Shari as your Officiant is one less stress, make it easy on yourself !
Shari was perfect. She made everything so simple and stress free. Her options for wordings and making our wedding custom Read more...
Shari was perfect. She made everything so simple and stress free. Her options for wordings and making our wedding custom made it that more special. My family and friends loved her and we still talk about how impressed we were with everything she did for us. Being a Bride I will pass on some of my wisdom, it gets really stressful and having Shari as your Officiant is one less stress, make it easy on yourself ! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything most definitely will recommend to my friends and family.
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything Read more...
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything most definitely will recommend to my friends and family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither are pushy, and did what we wanted! Everyone complimented on how beautiful our ceremony was!!!! Thank u so much and I will tell everyone to use them:)
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither Read more...
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither are pushy, and did what we wanted! Everyone complimented on how beautiful our ceremony was!!!! Thank u so much and I will tell everyone to use them:) Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in terms of wording for our special day. She worked with our schedules and arrived early to the ceremony to help get everyone together and in place. I, of course, was late. When I came in, frazzled and feeling rushed, she stayed in the background (unlike the other vendors) and waited for me to get myself together before she came in. She was so comforting and helped ease my nerves. The ceremony itself was perfect. Everything went just as expected. It was a nice touch to have the ceremony wording given to us in a little folder at the end of everything. We really appreciated the small touches Shari provided to help make a great day even more fabulous!
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in Read more...
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in terms of wording for our special day. She worked with our schedules and arrived early to the ceremony to help get everyone together and in place. I, of course, was late. When I came in, frazzled and feeling rushed, she stayed in the background (unlike the other vendors) and waited for me to get myself together before she came in. She was so comforting and helped ease my nerves. The ceremony itself was perfect. Everything went just as expected. It was a nice touch to have the ceremony wording given to us in a little folder at the end of everything. We really appreciated the small touches Shari provided to help make a great day even more fabulous! Read less
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Thank you for this wonderful review. May the two of you live happily ever after!
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as advertised. We both would highly recommend her for your ceremony.
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as Read more...
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as advertised. We both would highly recommend her for your ceremony. Read less
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