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Ceremonies by Bruce

Encinitas , CA

LOCATION

1047 Guadalajara Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024 US

PHONE

760-815-5182

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ABOUT US

In regards to my services as an officiant for weddings, I am comfortable with just about any religious traditions or orientation as I believe that they are all, at their heart, speaking... Read more
In regards to my services as an officiant for weddings, I am comfortable with just about any religious traditions or orientation as I believe that they are all, at their heart, speaking the same truths. My motivation for becoming a Universal Life minister was to fill the needs of friends and acquaintances who, though pious and spiritual in their lives, were not members of any one particular religious order.

I currently perform wedding ceremonies, house or business blessings and memorial services in the greater San Diego County area. I am also available for ceremonies in Orange County and Los Angeles County with travel considerations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bruce Stephens did a great job performing our recent wedding ceremony. We could not have asked for more. Very professional. It was really our pleasure meeting Bruce and will strongly recommend his services to all.
Bruce Stephens did a great job performing our recent wedding ceremony. We could not have asked for more. Very Read more...
Bruce Stephens did a great job performing our recent wedding ceremony. We could not have asked for more. Very professional. It was really our pleasure meeting Bruce and will strongly recommend his services to all. Read less
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Kris
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We married on the beach in La Jolla where we wanted a nonreligious, but lightly spiritual ceremony with whimsy and joy and a little bit of laughter.

I was thrilled that Bruce was the perfect officiant for the wedding. We couldn't have imagined anyone better.
My mother came through with the highest praise: that Bruce was so genuinely happy and natural with the group that guests mistook him for a family member. In every picture during the ceremony, Bruce is up there smiling.

Bruce was easy-going, professional and flexible and he provided a fantastic package to get us started on designing the ceremony that we wanted. We ended up making small modifications to a template that he recommended.

We highly recommend him as an officiant, and enjoyed him as a person.
We married on the beach in La Jolla where we wanted a nonreligious, but lightly spiritual ceremony with whimsy and joy and Read more...
We married on the beach in La Jolla where we wanted a nonreligious, but lightly spiritual ceremony with whimsy and joy and a little bit of laughter.

I was thrilled that Bruce was the perfect officiant for the wedding. We couldn't have imagined anyone better.
My mother came through with the highest praise: that Bruce was so genuinely happy and natural with the group that guests mistook him for a family member. In every picture during the ceremony, Bruce is up there smiling.

Bruce was easy-going, professional and flexible and he provided a fantastic package to get us started on designing the ceremony that we wanted. We ended up making small modifications to a template that he recommended.

We highly recommend him as an officiant, and enjoyed him as a person. Read less
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Kevin and Renair
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Bruce did an amazing job. From the moment we first discussed the wedding all the way to the ceremony itself, he was terrific. He has a great booklet to help prepare the wedding vows and program and he can handle any kind of ceremony and vows.

He was professional and has a great speaking voice and overall presence but he also has a deep and sincere way about him and a real feeling of caring for his clients. He also has a calm and relaxing way about him that came in handy for sure on our wedding day.

We could not have been happier with our choice and would recommend Bruce to anyone.
Bruce did an amazing job. From the moment we first discussed the wedding all the way to the ceremony itself, he was Read more...
Bruce did an amazing job. From the moment we first discussed the wedding all the way to the ceremony itself, he was terrific. He has a great booklet to help prepare the wedding vows and program and he can handle any kind of ceremony and vows.

He was professional and has a great speaking voice and overall presence but he also has a deep and sincere way about him and a real feeling of caring for his clients. He also has a calm and relaxing way about him that came in handy for sure on our wedding day.

We could not have been happier with our choice and would recommend Bruce to anyone. Read less
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Erik
Wedding:
1/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Bruce was a terrific officiator. It was easy to discuss our plans with him by email, and we met in person well in advance of the event to discuss the details. He gave a lot of good suggestions that really helped us formulate our plans -- which were rather unusual, as we had to accommodate the father of the bride attending by international skype, as well has having a translator for our non-English-speaking guests. The whole thing worked beautifully, in large thanks to Bruce's easygoing yet reliable, intelligent, and even poetic officiating. We will always be grateful to Bruce that he took up this line of work, and that we found him. Thanks, Bruce!
Bruce was a terrific officiator. It was easy to discuss our plans with him by email, and we met in person well in advance Read more...
Bruce was a terrific officiator. It was easy to discuss our plans with him by email, and we met in person well in advance of the event to discuss the details. He gave a lot of good suggestions that really helped us formulate our plans -- which were rather unusual, as we had to accommodate the father of the bride attending by international skype, as well has having a translator for our non-English-speaking guests. The whole thing worked beautifully, in large thanks to Bruce's easygoing yet reliable, intelligent, and even poetic officiating. We will always be grateful to Bruce that he took up this line of work, and that we found him. Thanks, Bruce! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Bruce was a terrific officiant. He was extremely helpful and we were able to put together a wondeful ceremony long distance. Highly recommended!
Bruce was a terrific officiant. He was extremely helpful and we were able to put together a wondeful ceremony long Read more...
Bruce was a terrific officiant. He was extremely helpful and we were able to put together a wondeful ceremony long distance. Highly recommended! Read less
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Triana
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Bruce came recommended through our wedding venue and coordinator at L'Auberge Del Mar. My husband and I both agree that upon meeting Bruce we felt like we were talking to a close family friend. Very personable and friendly - my husband was sold as soon as he heard the words "I surf".

Bruce sent us home with a ceremony workbook that made it very easy for us to tailor the ceremony around our specific needs and wants, and was always available to help with further ideas and writings. It is up to you how active you'd like to be in creating the ceremony - Bruce will work it up for you, or you can completely make it your own.

The rehearsal and ceremony was made so easy with the calm, friendly demeanor of Bruce. With all of the nerves and friends/family involved it was great to have Bruce there keeping everyone on scheduled and focused.

You'll be glad to have Bruce there in all stages of wedding planning and execution! I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much Bruce!
Bruce came recommended through our wedding venue and coordinator at L'Auberge Del Mar. My husband and I both agree that Read more...
Bruce came recommended through our wedding venue and coordinator at L'Auberge Del Mar. My husband and I both agree that upon meeting Bruce we felt like we were talking to a close family friend. Very personable and friendly - my husband was sold as soon as he heard the words "I surf".

Bruce sent us home with a ceremony workbook that made it very easy for us to tailor the ceremony around our specific needs and wants, and was always available to help with further ideas and writings. It is up to you how active you'd like to be in creating the ceremony - Bruce will work it up for you, or you can completely make it your own.

The rehearsal and ceremony was made so easy with the calm, friendly demeanor of Bruce. With all of the nerves and friends/family involved it was great to have Bruce there keeping everyone on scheduled and focused.

You'll be glad to have Bruce there in all stages of wedding planning and execution! I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much Bruce! Read less
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Emo and Frani
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Bruce performed our cermony last Saturday. We thought he did an excellent job and we received nothing but rave reviews from our guests as well. He was on time, very personable and professional, and had a knack for putting everyone at ease. We met with him a few weeks prior to the ceremony and liked him immediately. At the first meeting he gave us several sample texts. We ended up cutting and pasting from some of the samples to create the basic ceremony, then added some things of our own. Bruce had some very good suggestions, and was extremely patient with us until we got all of the wording just right. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Bruce performed our cermony last Saturday. We thought he did an excellent job and we received nothing but rave reviews Read more...
Bruce performed our cermony last Saturday. We thought he did an excellent job and we received nothing but rave reviews from our guests as well. He was on time, very personable and professional, and had a knack for putting everyone at ease. We met with him a few weeks prior to the ceremony and liked him immediately. At the first meeting he gave us several sample texts. We ended up cutting and pasting from some of the samples to create the basic ceremony, then added some things of our own. Bruce had some very good suggestions, and was extremely patient with us until we got all of the wording just right. We cannot recommend him highly enough. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We met Bruce through our wedding planner who highly recommended him. We were looking for an officiant who was a professional and was mindful of various religious beliefs and universal truths. Bruce was very organized. We were planning a wedding from out of town and it was easy to communicate with him over the phone and email. He mailed us samples of ceremonies that we can use or personalize to make our own. He also came over an hour early before the ceremony to meet with our family, friends and guests. He provided a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony. We only hoped that we were local as he also provides marital, spiritual counseling. We are so thankful to have had Bruce help us celebrate our special day.
We met Bruce through our wedding planner who highly recommended him. We were looking for an officiant who was a Read more...
We met Bruce through our wedding planner who highly recommended him. We were looking for an officiant who was a professional and was mindful of various religious beliefs and universal truths. Bruce was very organized. We were planning a wedding from out of town and it was easy to communicate with him over the phone and email. He mailed us samples of ceremonies that we can use or personalize to make our own. He also came over an hour early before the ceremony to meet with our family, friends and guests. He provided a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony. We only hoped that we were local as he also provides marital, spiritual counseling. We are so thankful to have had Bruce help us celebrate our special day. Read less
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Danika
Wedding:
8/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I searched for a long time to find the right person to officiate our ceremony. We knew immediately Bruce was a perfect fit. He is a charming and warm speaker and he embodies love and grace.
My husband and I searched for a long time to find the right person to officiate our ceremony. We knew immediately Bruce Read more...
My husband and I searched for a long time to find the right person to officiate our ceremony. We knew immediately Bruce was a perfect fit. He is a charming and warm speaker and he embodies love and grace. Read less
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CAROLINA
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bruce was our minister at our wedding day, he was not the minister we had scheduled for our day, but after our minister had cancelled reverend Bruce was pleased to share this day with us and with less than 4 hours to our ceremony he did an amazing job, he called my husband and myself to make sure that he had everything set, he was on time and made this crazy day smooth and the most beautiful. Thank you we are so happy to have meet you!
Reverend Bruce was our minister at our wedding day, he was not the minister we had scheduled for our day, but after our Read more...
Reverend Bruce was our minister at our wedding day, he was not the minister we had scheduled for our day, but after our minister had cancelled reverend Bruce was pleased to share this day with us and with less than 4 hours to our ceremony he did an amazing job, he called my husband and myself to make sure that he had everything set, he was on time and made this crazy day smooth and the most beautiful. Thank you we are so happy to have meet you! Read less
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