130x130 sq 1354816112163 evajoshkiss

Ceremonies and Celebrations

Oakland , CA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

730 Canyon Oaks Dr #D
Oakland, CA 94605 US (map)

PHONE

510-969-5756

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

A lifelong interest in ritual and celebration led me to become a Deputy Marriage Commissioner at San Francisco City Hall in 2000. Every week, under the gold-leafed rotunda, I performed... Read more
A lifelong interest in ritual and celebration led me to become a Deputy Marriage Commissioner at San Francisco City Hall in 2000. Every week, under the gold-leafed rotunda, I performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies and domestic unions. Prior to this time, I marked important passages in people’s lives, as a photographer.

I hold a a Certificate of Ministry from the Universal Life Church and a Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University. I work in a relaxed, yet professional manner, with the humor and flexibility of a seasoned parent. My listening and writing skills allow me to establish trust, build rapport and create a memorable ceremony from a non-denominational perspective.

Contact me via email greatceremonies@gmail.comor via phone (510) 969-5756 for additional information! Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1361387717365 jessicalinpresentguests
130x130 sq 1361387721314 laurenjak
130x130 sq 1361387728369 matthiaskatrinacerw30100
130x130 sq 1361388366448 kyle
130x130 sq 1361388378463 mabelminard
130x130 sq 1361388385116 matthiaskatrinacu1guest0055
130x130 sq 1361388412553 mewcaracarlo
130x130 sq 1361388425136 parisdonport
130x130 sq 1361388430976 sandcontainers
130x130 sq 1361388436063 serenaalan
130x130 sq 1361388446587 sthilary01842
130x130 sq 1361388464597 walnutcreek2
130x130 sq 1361388473191 younggirls3

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?
Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to choose Irene as our wedding officiant. She was extremely professional and organized. I absolutely loved the personalized story she put together for our ceremony. I cried the first time I read it (happy tears!) I recommend Irene to couples who are looking for that personal touch!
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to choose Irene as our wedding officiant. She was extremely Read more...
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to choose Irene as our wedding officiant. She was extremely professional and organized. I absolutely loved the personalized story she put together for our ceremony. I cried the first time I read it (happy tears!) I recommend Irene to couples who are looking for that personal touch! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Kiyoko
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first spoke with Irene, we knew we wanted her to be our officiant. Irene is so calm and collective. Since our wedding party weren't close by, "rehearsal" was limited to verbal description. But I felt totally comfortable during the ceremony just because of her demeanor. Her words were very thoughtful and engaging with family and guests. We couldn't be happier!
When we first spoke with Irene, we knew we wanted her to be our officiant. Irene is so calm and collective. Since our Read more...
When we first spoke with Irene, we knew we wanted her to be our officiant. Irene is so calm and collective. Since our wedding party weren't close by, "rehearsal" was limited to verbal description. But I felt totally comfortable during the ceremony just because of her demeanor. Her words were very thoughtful and engaging with family and guests. We couldn't be happier! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Monika
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Irene Kane was our Angel. I can't express how comfortable she makes you feel and the genuine spirit she has. My fiance and I were so blessed to have been married by Irene. We will never forget our ceremony. Her warmth and caring nature shines through as she performs your union in what you will never ever forget. She will leave a lasting mark on your heart as one of the most endearing people you will ever come to know.

Thank you, Irene, for making my day so special. My husband and I will never forget you.
Irene Kane was our Angel. I can't express how comfortable she makes you feel and the genuine spirit she has. My fiance and Read more...
Irene Kane was our Angel. I can't express how comfortable she makes you feel and the genuine spirit she has. My fiance and I were so blessed to have been married by Irene. We will never forget our ceremony. Her warmth and caring nature shines through as she performs your union in what you will never ever forget. She will leave a lasting mark on your heart as one of the most endearing people you will ever come to know.

Thank you, Irene, for making my day so special. My husband and I will never forget you. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Krista
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I recently got married in Clayton, CA. Irene Kane was our wedding officiant....we could not have been happier with our decision to have Irene officiate our wedding. As stated in many of these Yelp! reviews, Irene took the time to get to know each one of us through a personal questionnaire and in-person meetings. We had a cross cultural marriage, and Irene attended to these details very warmly and with professionalism. She even had many ideas on how to integrate both cultures.

Our guests throughly enjoyed the "personal story" she wrote and shared during the ceremony of how we met and our unique personalities. Irene spoke very eloquently and a voice that projected well throughout the hall we were married in. Her attention to detail was impeccable. We hired her for our rehearsal the night before as well. By the time she arrived, she gracefully organized and lined up the bridal party - calling each person by their name (this is her personal style - i felt I had known her for years - not just 5 months).

If you are looking for a very personable and reliable officiant, Irene is for you. She will make your ceremony (and wedding - our guests continued to talk about the ceremony at our wedding reception!), very memorable. Irene is truly doing her life's work. There are so many people out there with a "license to wed," but if you truly want meaning and passion in your ceremony, hire Irene. This is truly her calling...and it is evident when you meet with her and plan your ceremony. All the best in your wedding planning!
My husband and I recently got married in Clayton, CA. Irene Kane was our wedding officiant....we could not have been Read more...
My husband and I recently got married in Clayton, CA. Irene Kane was our wedding officiant....we could not have been happier with our decision to have Irene officiate our wedding. As stated in many of these Yelp! reviews, Irene took the time to get to know each one of us through a personal questionnaire and in-person meetings. We had a cross cultural marriage, and Irene attended to these details very warmly and with professionalism. She even had many ideas on how to integrate both cultures.

Our guests throughly enjoyed the "personal story" she wrote and shared during the ceremony of how we met and our unique personalities. Irene spoke very eloquently and a voice that projected well throughout the hall we were married in. Her attention to detail was impeccable. We hired her for our rehearsal the night before as well. By the time she arrived, she gracefully organized and lined up the bridal party - calling each person by their name (this is her personal style - i felt I had known her for years - not just 5 months).

If you are looking for a very personable and reliable officiant, Irene is for you. She will make your ceremony (and wedding - our guests continued to talk about the ceremony at our wedding reception!), very memorable. Irene is truly doing her life's work. There are so many people out there with a "license to wed," but if you truly want meaning and passion in your ceremony, hire Irene. This is truly her calling...and it is evident when you meet with her and plan your ceremony. All the best in your wedding planning! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Jerry
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
When I wed my partner last week in San Francisco, I was was very happy with Irene's presentation and her care in helping us plan the perfect vows...Anyone seeking the perfect officiant for their wedding will be happy with Irene.....
When I wed my partner last week in San Francisco, I was was very happy with Irene's presentation and her care in helping Read more...
When I wed my partner last week in San Francisco, I was was very happy with Irene's presentation and her care in helping us plan the perfect vows...Anyone seeking the perfect officiant for their wedding will be happy with Irene..... Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Geoff
Wedding:
7/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene put together such a thoughtful and well written wedding ceremony for us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had so many compliments from our guests and everyone said she performed such a nice and personal ceremony. She created a personal story for us based on a questionnaire that me and my husband filled out separately. We asked her not to show it to us before the ceremony and we were glad we kept it a surprise as it made the ceremony feel more special. Everyone enjoyed meeting Irene and we were glad she could also stay during our cocktail hour to meet our family and friends. Thanks again Irene.
Irene put together such a thoughtful and well written wedding ceremony for us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had so many Read more...
Irene put together such a thoughtful and well written wedding ceremony for us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had so many compliments from our guests and everyone said she performed such a nice and personal ceremony. She created a personal story for us based on a questionnaire that me and my husband filled out separately. We asked her not to show it to us before the ceremony and we were glad we kept it a surprise as it made the ceremony feel more special. Everyone enjoyed meeting Irene and we were glad she could also stay during our cocktail hour to meet our family and friends. Thanks again Irene. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene was an all around great officiant. Very easy to work with, warm and friendly. She provided us different options to choose from on vows, readings, rituals, and other aspects of a wedding ceremony. This was very helpful - we were able to use this information and create our own ceremony that suited us by mixing and matching pieces we liked.

Irene also personalized our ceremony by getting to know us and writing a short personal history. We received several compliments after the wedding about how they enjoyed the ceremony and the warmth and personal touch Irene brought to it. Shortly after our wedding Irene provided us a copy of the ceremony as a keepsake, which was a very nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her during the entire process.
Irene was an all around great officiant. Very easy to work with, warm and friendly. She provided us different options to Read more...
Irene was an all around great officiant. Very easy to work with, warm and friendly. She provided us different options to choose from on vows, readings, rituals, and other aspects of a wedding ceremony. This was very helpful - we were able to use this information and create our own ceremony that suited us by mixing and matching pieces we liked.

Irene also personalized our ceremony by getting to know us and writing a short personal history. We received several compliments after the wedding about how they enjoyed the ceremony and the warmth and personal touch Irene brought to it. Shortly after our wedding Irene provided us a copy of the ceremony as a keepsake, which was a very nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her during the entire process. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Al
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of Irene as a person and officiant. My bride and I are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her. From the onset, we were struck by her calming and personable nature. She prepared us so well for the ceremony - which definitely made us less nervous and worried both before and during the ceremony. During our prep meetings, she always had plenty of options from which to choose - making it fairly easy to piece together the program. Irene also provided many helpful recommendations and showed clear command of various important details. I especially appreciated that she was flexible and willing to change parts of the program as we went along. Many of our guests were very complimentary of Irene - and she was a crucial component to help make our wedding a great success. If you would like to work with an experienced and compassionate professional who will put you at ease, you should look no further than Irene Kane as your wedding officiant.
I cannot speak highly enough of Irene as a person and officiant. My bride and I are so thankful to have had the Read more...
I cannot speak highly enough of Irene as a person and officiant. My bride and I are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her. From the onset, we were struck by her calming and personable nature. She prepared us so well for the ceremony - which definitely made us less nervous and worried both before and during the ceremony. During our prep meetings, she always had plenty of options from which to choose - making it fairly easy to piece together the program. Irene also provided many helpful recommendations and showed clear command of various important details. I especially appreciated that she was flexible and willing to change parts of the program as we went along. Many of our guests were very complimentary of Irene - and she was a crucial component to help make our wedding a great success. If you would like to work with an experienced and compassionate professional who will put you at ease, you should look no further than Irene Kane as your wedding officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene was such a pleasure to work with! She responded quickly to our emails, was professional, and helped us create a personalized, beautiful ceremony. As other reviewers have said, even though we only met with Irene a few times, it felt like she was a family friend by the end of the wedding. I would absolutely recommend Irene!
Irene was such a pleasure to work with! She responded quickly to our emails, was professional, and helped us create a Read more...
Irene was such a pleasure to work with! She responded quickly to our emails, was professional, and helped us create a personalized, beautiful ceremony. As other reviewers have said, even though we only met with Irene a few times, it felt like she was a family friend by the end of the wedding. I would absolutely recommend Irene! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Quinn
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene was an absolutely amazing officiant for my wedding a few weeks ago. Going into the wedding planning process, my wife and I were definitely looking forward more to the reception than the ceremony -- that all changed on the day of our wedding and we now agree that the ceremony was our favorite part of the day, all thanks to Irene! It was great to have her guide us through the process of creating a meaningful, personalized ceremony. Our guests all raved about how wonderful everything was because it gave them a chance to peek into our lives and learn more about my wife and I as a couple.

Irene was there for us throughout the process of creating the elements we wanted to include in the ceremony, including personalized vows, an off-the-wall reading, and a detailed story of how our love has grown over the years. Even though we only met with Irene a few times to plan, it felt like she was a family friend by the end of the wedding. She was always very responsive via email and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us. All of her hard work absolutely paid off on the day of as we had a ceremony that brought down the house.

You really can't do better than Irene for an officiant.
Irene was an absolutely amazing officiant for my wedding a few weeks ago. Going into the wedding planning process, my wife Read more...
Irene was an absolutely amazing officiant for my wedding a few weeks ago. Going into the wedding planning process, my wife and I were definitely looking forward more to the reception than the ceremony -- that all changed on the day of our wedding and we now agree that the ceremony was our favorite part of the day, all thanks to Irene! It was great to have her guide us through the process of creating a meaningful, personalized ceremony. Our guests all raved about how wonderful everything was because it gave them a chance to peek into our lives and learn more about my wife and I as a couple.

Irene was there for us throughout the process of creating the elements we wanted to include in the ceremony, including personalized vows, an off-the-wall reading, and a detailed story of how our love has grown over the years. Even though we only met with Irene a few times to plan, it felt like she was a family friend by the end of the wedding. She was always very responsive via email and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us. All of her hard work absolutely paid off on the day of as we had a ceremony that brought down the house.

You really can't do better than Irene for an officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

MAP

 
730 Canyon Oaks Dr #D, Oakland, CA 94605 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Ceremonies and Celebrations
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1354816112163 evajoshkiss