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Ceremonies For Sacred Days - Shyamala Littlefield

Oakland , CA

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Oakland, CA 94608 US (map)

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510-594-1585

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Your wedding, your way... created with your love story, traditions and rituals. Warm, personal ceremonies reflect who you are and the vision you have for your wedding, vow renewal or... Read more
Your wedding, your way... created with your love story, traditions and rituals. Warm, personal ceremonies reflect who you are and the vision you have for your wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony. A wedding is a feast of love and I will help you create a recipe that suits your unique tastes whether simple or layered with creative expression. I am ordained as a non-denominational minister and serve all faiths, beliefs and orientations. Beautifully simple wedding ceremonies are also available in my Oakland garden. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, No Denomination, Quaker, Shinto, Taoist

REVIEWS

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Eva
Wedding:
9/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala did a wonderful job officiating our small wedding this September. Over two Skype calls and a handful of emails she helped us design a truly personalized yet simple ceremony where she told our story as a couple and helped us find ways to involve our families throughout. We found her extremely kind and easy to work with. Thank you Shyamala!
Shyamala did a wonderful job officiating our small wedding this September. Over two Skype calls and a handful of emails Read more...
Shyamala did a wonderful job officiating our small wedding this September. Over two Skype calls and a handful of emails she helped us design a truly personalized yet simple ceremony where she told our story as a couple and helped us find ways to involve our families throughout. We found her extremely kind and easy to work with. Thank you Shyamala! Read less
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Lexie
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala officiated our wedding at the Log Cabin the Presidio six weeks ago (August 2016.) We're so thrilled we found her! She is so warm, personable, and professional, and she is brilliant at what she does.

We met with her via Skype, and had two very lovely initial conversations. We didn't think we had "a story" per se, but she turned our disjointed ramblings about how me met and our eleven years of adventures into a real story that could be delivered to an all ages crowd. She had lots of wonderful suggestions of rituals we hadn't heard of, and we chose the ring warming and wine and letter box rituals. She also had us each write a few funny sentences about the other one so that she could work them in and infuse some of our sense of humor and personalities into the ceremony.

Shyamala put together a really beautiful ceremony for us. People kept complimenting us on it! It was personal, humorous and sincere. Look no further, Shyamala is everything you could possibly want in a wedding officiant. We can't recommend her enough!
Shyamala officiated our wedding at the Log Cabin the Presidio six weeks ago (August 2016.) We're so thrilled we found her! Read more...
Shyamala officiated our wedding at the Log Cabin the Presidio six weeks ago (August 2016.) We're so thrilled we found her! She is so warm, personable, and professional, and she is brilliant at what she does.

We met with her via Skype, and had two very lovely initial conversations. We didn't think we had "a story" per se, but she turned our disjointed ramblings about how me met and our eleven years of adventures into a real story that could be delivered to an all ages crowd. She had lots of wonderful suggestions of rituals we hadn't heard of, and we chose the ring warming and wine and letter box rituals. She also had us each write a few funny sentences about the other one so that she could work them in and infuse some of our sense of humor and personalities into the ceremony.

Shyamala put together a really beautiful ceremony for us. People kept complimenting us on it! It was personal, humorous and sincere. Look no further, Shyamala is everything you could possibly want in a wedding officiant. We can't recommend her enough! Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala was the officiant at our wedding, and she was spectacular. When starting to plan our ceremony, we were overwhelmed, but after our first meeting with Shyamala, we were totally at ease. She had great suggestions for how to structure the ceremony, and lots of ideas for how to personalize it for us. She listened carefully to the story of our relationship and crafted a beautiful ceremony that was unique to us. She also worked closely with us on incorporating some traditions we wanted to add. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I can't think of how it could have gone better. I highly recommend you invite Shayamala into your wedding as your officiant. You won't regret it!
Shyamala was the officiant at our wedding, and she was spectacular. When starting to plan our ceremony, we were Read more...
Shyamala was the officiant at our wedding, and she was spectacular. When starting to plan our ceremony, we were overwhelmed, but after our first meeting with Shyamala, we were totally at ease. She had great suggestions for how to structure the ceremony, and lots of ideas for how to personalize it for us. She listened carefully to the story of our relationship and crafted a beautiful ceremony that was unique to us. She also worked closely with us on incorporating some traditions we wanted to add. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I can't think of how it could have gone better. I highly recommend you invite Shayamala into your wedding as your officiant. You won't regret it! Read less
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andrea
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala gave me and my husband a beautiful and spiritual ceremony. I knew from the first time I had talked to her on the phone that she would put together something really special for us. She is very kind hearted and sweet, but also professional at the same time. She asked us all the right questions and tailored the ceremony to our needs. I really felt like our ceremony was one of a kind and not just another cookie cutter wedding!

After our first telephone conversation we set up a Skype date so that she could get to know both me and my husband and that worked out perfect for mine and his busy schedules. She also was very good with emailing us back and forth when we needed her and gave us a full draft of how it would all happen on the day of. We had never met face to face and we never rehearsed the ceremony but it all went so smooth on our wedding day I couldn't have been any happier! She even had my family raving about how wonderful and unique our ceremony was.

Thank you again Shyamala for bringing me and my husband together as one on our very special day!
Shyamala gave me and my husband a beautiful and spiritual ceremony. I knew from the first time I had talked to her on the Read more...
Shyamala gave me and my husband a beautiful and spiritual ceremony. I knew from the first time I had talked to her on the phone that she would put together something really special for us. She is very kind hearted and sweet, but also professional at the same time. She asked us all the right questions and tailored the ceremony to our needs. I really felt like our ceremony was one of a kind and not just another cookie cutter wedding!

After our first telephone conversation we set up a Skype date so that she could get to know both me and my husband and that worked out perfect for mine and his busy schedules. She also was very good with emailing us back and forth when we needed her and gave us a full draft of how it would all happen on the day of. We had never met face to face and we never rehearsed the ceremony but it all went so smooth on our wedding day I couldn't have been any happier! She even had my family raving about how wonderful and unique our ceremony was.

Thank you again Shyamala for bringing me and my husband together as one on our very special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had both been married before, Lori is 45 and Ray is 52; our kids are gone and it's just the two of us. We found our shared, amazing love later in life and after several years together we wanted to be married. We wanted just a very small, intimate wedding with just the two of us - and our 3 dogs! On a warm summer morning in our tree-filled yard, Shyamala gently guided us through an incredibly personal, romantic and beautiful ceremony; we were both crying. Nothing is too big or too small for her, she was genuinely kind, engaged, responsive and professional. She is awesome. We highly recommend her.
We had both been married before, Lori is 45 and Ray is 52; our kids are gone and it's just the two of us. We found our Read more...
We had both been married before, Lori is 45 and Ray is 52; our kids are gone and it's just the two of us. We found our shared, amazing love later in life and after several years together we wanted to be married. We wanted just a very small, intimate wedding with just the two of us - and our 3 dogs! On a warm summer morning in our tree-filled yard, Shyamala gently guided us through an incredibly personal, romantic and beautiful ceremony; we were both crying. Nothing is too big or too small for her, she was genuinely kind, engaged, responsive and professional. She is awesome. We highly recommend her. Read less
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meghan
Wedding:
7/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala is very warm and welcoming! My husband and I met with her twice in person to go over the ceremony. She invited us into her home and took the time to get to know us. Through our conversations she was able to create a simple ceremony that included our "how we met story" and a ring warming (we passed out our rings to the guests). Shyamala is very open to various ideas and at times, when we were not quite sure what we wanted, she gave many suggestions and examples from other ceremonies. She always responded quickly to any of our questions and she sent us drafts of the ceremony to approve. Our ceremony was wonderful, easy, and full of love. Thanks Shyamala!
Shyamala is very warm and welcoming! My husband and I met with her twice in person to go over the ceremony. She invited us Read more...
Shyamala is very warm and welcoming! My husband and I met with her twice in person to go over the ceremony. She invited us into her home and took the time to get to know us. Through our conversations she was able to create a simple ceremony that included our "how we met story" and a ring warming (we passed out our rings to the guests). Shyamala is very open to various ideas and at times, when we were not quite sure what we wanted, she gave many suggestions and examples from other ceremonies. She always responded quickly to any of our questions and she sent us drafts of the ceremony to approve. Our ceremony was wonderful, easy, and full of love. Thanks Shyamala! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
She was amazing. My husband and I did a destination wedding. We are from Colorado and our wedding was in San Francisco. When we got there, it was too chilly to have it at our original spot. She was not only flexible in changing the venue, she gave us several options to look at. We had a beautiful ceremony Shakespeare gardens. A place we out of towners never would have thought about.. Not only did she marry us on 4th of July weekend, it was also her birthday. So awesome!
She was amazing. My husband and I did a destination wedding. We are from Colorado and our wedding was in San Francisco. Read more...
She was amazing. My husband and I did a destination wedding. We are from Colorado and our wedding was in San Francisco. When we got there, it was too chilly to have it at our original spot. She was not only flexible in changing the venue, she gave us several options to look at. We had a beautiful ceremony Shakespeare gardens. A place we out of towners never would have thought about.. Not only did she marry us on 4th of July weekend, it was also her birthday. So awesome! Read less
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Evin
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala is wonderful, proffesional and so lovely! She could include my dad who could not participate in the ceremony via skype and he could hear and see everything. She has a lot of ideas and really takes here time to create a ceremony just for you. We love you Shyamala!

We are from Sweden and we got married in Half moon bay, at the beach next to The Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Shyamala is wonderful, proffesional and so lovely! She could include my dad who could not participate in the ceremony via Read more...
Shyamala is wonderful, proffesional and so lovely! She could include my dad who could not participate in the ceremony via skype and he could hear and see everything. She has a lot of ideas and really takes here time to create a ceremony just for you. We love you Shyamala!

We are from Sweden and we got married in Half moon bay, at the beach next to The Ritz-Carlton hotel. Read less
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Sarahjoy&PJ
Wedding:
5/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Warm, genuine and thoughtful. After meeting Shayamala at her home for tea and cookies the first time, she assured us that we would create a beautiful ceremony together. She listened and asked all the right questions to truly evoke the essence of who we are as both individuals and now as a couple. The ceremony was well beyond what we could have asked for. It was personal, humorous, romantic and honoring. She really saw us. We highly recommend inviting Shayamala to officiate your wedding.

As a second review: If there was anyone in the crowd that would have told me otherwise, it would have been my grandmother. She still talks about what a beautiful ceremony it was, and there were plenty others who were complimenting Shayamala throughout the day. We are so grateful.
Thank you Shayamala for the perfect memories on our perfect day!
Warm, genuine and thoughtful. After meeting Shayamala at her home for tea and cookies the first time, she assured us that Read more...
Warm, genuine and thoughtful. After meeting Shayamala at her home for tea and cookies the first time, she assured us that we would create a beautiful ceremony together. She listened and asked all the right questions to truly evoke the essence of who we are as both individuals and now as a couple. The ceremony was well beyond what we could have asked for. It was personal, humorous, romantic and honoring. She really saw us. We highly recommend inviting Shayamala to officiate your wedding.

As a second review: If there was anyone in the crowd that would have told me otherwise, it would have been my grandmother. She still talks about what a beautiful ceremony it was, and there were plenty others who were complimenting Shayamala throughout the day. We are so grateful.
Thank you Shayamala for the perfect memories on our perfect day! Read less
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Katharine
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Shyamala was amazing to work with. She was accommodating to our schedules, using Skype, phone calls, and emails to communicate quickly and clearly throughout the entire process. She helped us narrow down what we wanted from our wedding ceremony; provided us with lots of information, examples, and feedback to get us started; and crafted an entire ceremony that reflected us as a couple and our outlook on life. Not only did she have our audience laughing and crying, but she expertly rolled with the punches when we flubbed our parts of the script. We appreciate the time and effort she put into our wedding, and despite the fact that we were just one of the weddings she was performing that day, she always made us feel like the center of her attention.
Shyamala was amazing to work with. She was accommodating to our schedules, using Skype, phone calls, and emails to Read more...
Shyamala was amazing to work with. She was accommodating to our schedules, using Skype, phone calls, and emails to communicate quickly and clearly throughout the entire process. She helped us narrow down what we wanted from our wedding ceremony; provided us with lots of information, examples, and feedback to get us started; and crafted an entire ceremony that reflected us as a couple and our outlook on life. Not only did she have our audience laughing and crying, but she expertly rolled with the punches when we flubbed our parts of the script. We appreciate the time and effort she put into our wedding, and despite the fact that we were just one of the weddings she was performing that day, she always made us feel like the center of her attention. Read less
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