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Celebrations by Shari

Avon , OH

LOCATION

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

PHONE

440-213-7574

WEBSITE

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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 types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Christina
Wedding:
3/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing!! She did our ceremony with little notice and she responded with my crazy e-mails and phone calls. She was very friendly and my whole family loved her. She was like a part of our family. Would reccommend her to all friends and family!!
Shari was amazing!! She did our ceremony with little notice and she responded with my crazy e-mails and phone calls. She Read more...
Shari was amazing!! She did our ceremony with little notice and she responded with my crazy e-mails and phone calls. She was very friendly and my whole family loved her. She was like a part of our family. Would reccommend her to all friends and family!! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari is amazing! She made our ceremony so personal and special to us. I am still receiving complements from guests on what a great job she did; and have even been asked for her information from a couple who now want to use her as well. She works with you to pick wording that fits your personality and provides you and your fiancée with questionnaires to fill out then uses that to make the ceremony even more special.
Shari is amazing! She made our ceremony so personal and special to us. I am still receiving complements from guests on Read more...
Shari is amazing! She made our ceremony so personal and special to us. I am still receiving complements from guests on what a great job she did; and have even been asked for her information from a couple who now want to use her as well. She works with you to pick wording that fits your personality and provides you and your fiancée with questionnaires to fill out then uses that to make the ceremony even more special. Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this wonderful review! I wish the two of you a lifetime of love and happiness!
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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
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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
Services Used: Officiant
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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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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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Heather
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Shari is an incredible and amazing person! She performed a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband this summer and we are forever grateful. From our first meeting with Shari, she immediately put us at ease and provided a wealth of helpful planning tools so that we could create the perfect ceremony for us. She was always there for us when we needed her, provided support anytime we needed it and most importantly, on the day of the wedding, she was the glue that helped everything flow. She is such a kind spirit and happy person and I couldn't think of anyone better to have married us. I look forward to one day having Shari help us renew our vows!!
Simply put, Shari is an incredible and amazing person! She performed a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband this Read more...
Simply put, Shari is an incredible and amazing person! She performed a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband this summer and we are forever grateful. From our first meeting with Shari, she immediately put us at ease and provided a wealth of helpful planning tools so that we could create the perfect ceremony for us. She was always there for us when we needed her, provided support anytime we needed it and most importantly, on the day of the wedding, she was the glue that helped everything flow. She is such a kind spirit and happy person and I couldn't think of anyone better to have married us. I look forward to one day having Shari help us renew our vows!! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this wonderful review. You will always have a special place in my heart!

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