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Ceremonies For Sacred Days - Shyamala Littlefield

Oakland , CA

LOCATION

Oakland, CA 94608 US (map)

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510-594-1585

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ABOUT US

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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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
Services Used: Officiant
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Daphne
Wedding:
12/15/2015
5.0/5.0
My partner and I decided to get married after 6 happy years together, we knew we wanted something very small and private- then we decided we wanted to do it the day after receiving our marriage liscense. Yes, we wanted to get married within 24 hours! I found Shayamala through an online search, she responded to my email very quickly and was open to schedule our ceremony with very little time to prepare, she took the time to talk with me about who we are, how we met, and we discussed things that were important to us in the ceremony. When we arrived at her home the next day she had set a beautiful candlelight environment for us and brought my husband to tears with her service. It was everything we wanted in the moment and I cant thank Shyamala enough for making our wedding perfectly suited to our uniqueness.
My partner and I decided to get married after 6 happy years together, we knew we wanted something very small and private- Read more...
My partner and I decided to get married after 6 happy years together, we knew we wanted something very small and private- then we decided we wanted to do it the day after receiving our marriage liscense. Yes, we wanted to get married within 24 hours! I found Shayamala through an online search, she responded to my email very quickly and was open to schedule our ceremony with very little time to prepare, she took the time to talk with me about who we are, how we met, and we discussed things that were important to us in the ceremony. When we arrived at her home the next day she had set a beautiful candlelight environment for us and brought my husband to tears with her service. It was everything we wanted in the moment and I cant thank Shyamala enough for making our wedding perfectly suited to our uniqueness. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Ally
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Shyamala helped us create a very unique, intimate and special ceremony. We had a fairly clear idea of what we wanted the ceremony to look and feel like, and Shyamala listened, followed our lead, and even offered up her own ideas that would support our vision. She created the PERFECT wedding ceremony for us and I would highly recommend her to other engaged couples.
Shyamala helped us create a very unique, intimate and special ceremony. We had a fairly clear idea of what we wanted the Read more...
Shyamala helped us create a very unique, intimate and special ceremony. We had a fairly clear idea of what we wanted the ceremony to look and feel like, and Shyamala listened, followed our lead, and even offered up her own ideas that would support our vision. She created the PERFECT wedding ceremony for us and I would highly recommend her to other engaged couples. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Ms. Littlefield was a delight to work with. She is very spiritual, yet still practical and full of great ideas. She spent considerable time with us, prior to our deciding that she would be the BEST choice to help us write our Wedding Ceremony. She got to know us, what was important to us, and our life paths until the time my husband and I first met. She helped us write a very personal and meaningful wedding ceremony, and it will be something we always cherish.
She can help you design a brief ceremony, or a more lengthy one. She can include all the things you wish (from pets to children to friends/family) and make the Ceremony very unique and special. She is calm, low-key, and flexible, and didn't let a microphone glitch at the Ceremony faze her in any way. I give her the highest possible rating and am certain you will be delighted with her, both as a warm, caring person and as a Wedding Officiant.
Sandy , wedding date 10/18/15
Ms. Littlefield was a delight to work with. She is very spiritual, yet still practical and full of great ideas. She spent Read more...
Ms. Littlefield was a delight to work with. She is very spiritual, yet still practical and full of great ideas. She spent considerable time with us, prior to our deciding that she would be the BEST choice to help us write our Wedding Ceremony. She got to know us, what was important to us, and our life paths until the time my husband and I first met. She helped us write a very personal and meaningful wedding ceremony, and it will be something we always cherish.
She can help you design a brief ceremony, or a more lengthy one. She can include all the things you wish (from pets to children to friends/family) and make the Ceremony very unique and special. She is calm, low-key, and flexible, and didn't let a microphone glitch at the Ceremony faze her in any way. I give her the highest possible rating and am certain you will be delighted with her, both as a warm, caring person and as a Wedding Officiant.
Sandy , wedding date 10/18/15 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When my fiance and I first started planning our wedding, we were pretty overwhelmed with everything and had no idea where to start when it came to finding an officiant. We met Shyamala at the East Bay Regional Parks wedding fair in Berkeley, and right away knew that she would be a good fit for us. She invited us to her home for an initial consultation where she asked thoughtful questions and really got to know us. A few months later, we met over Skype and she went over a few more details before sending over a draft of the ceremony. Shyamala crafted a beautiful story that incorporated the essence of us as a couple. There were so many small details that made the ceremony so special, including a nod to how we met as well as old traditions. Our family and friends were also impressed with how the ceremony unfolded. We couldn't be happier with how our wedding turned out! Thank you Shyamala!
When my fiance and I first started planning our wedding, we were pretty overwhelmed with everything and had no idea where Read more...
When my fiance and I first started planning our wedding, we were pretty overwhelmed with everything and had no idea where to start when it came to finding an officiant. We met Shyamala at the East Bay Regional Parks wedding fair in Berkeley, and right away knew that she would be a good fit for us. She invited us to her home for an initial consultation where she asked thoughtful questions and really got to know us. A few months later, we met over Skype and she went over a few more details before sending over a draft of the ceremony. Shyamala crafted a beautiful story that incorporated the essence of us as a couple. There were so many small details that made the ceremony so special, including a nod to how we met as well as old traditions. Our family and friends were also impressed with how the ceremony unfolded. We couldn't be happier with how our wedding turned out! Thank you Shyamala! Read less
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Rikke
Wedding:
10/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that this is not a fake review! This is 100% true and from the heart.

On Thursday October 15 I married my husband in California. Shyamala was our officiant and has been a major part in our journey for about a year before the wedding. We found her online, which alway carries its own worries. However, after our initial emails and skype sessions we quickly realised that this was a warm and kind hearted woman. She has an ability to make you feel comfortable and relaxed and she finds aspects of yourself and your partner, that you never knew existed.
She asked many great questions in order to get to know us better and from that she was able to draft s ceremony that was so personal and emotional. We had various rituals and readings to incorporate into the ceremony and she managed to do this with such ease. Not only did the ceremony mean something to us, but it managed to incorporate the guests as well. We have only had positive feedback about the ceremony itself and Shyamala.

Shyamala has a gift, and I hope many more lucky couples get to experience this gift themselves. We could not have asked for more. We are truly lucky that we found her out of so many, and we cannot thank her enough for all she has done.
Let me start off by saying that this is not a fake review! This is 100% true and from the heart.

On Thursday Read more...
Let me start off by saying that this is not a fake review! This is 100% true and from the heart.

On Thursday October 15 I married my husband in California. Shyamala was our officiant and has been a major part in our journey for about a year before the wedding. We found her online, which alway carries its own worries. However, after our initial emails and skype sessions we quickly realised that this was a warm and kind hearted woman. She has an ability to make you feel comfortable and relaxed and she finds aspects of yourself and your partner, that you never knew existed.
She asked many great questions in order to get to know us better and from that she was able to draft s ceremony that was so personal and emotional. We had various rituals and readings to incorporate into the ceremony and she managed to do this with such ease. Not only did the ceremony mean something to us, but it managed to incorporate the guests as well. We have only had positive feedback about the ceremony itself and Shyamala.

Shyamala has a gift, and I hope many more lucky couples get to experience this gift themselves. We could not have asked for more. We are truly lucky that we found her out of so many, and we cannot thank her enough for all she has done. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jan
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Shyamala provided us such a warm, wonderful wedding ceremony. From the time we first spoke with her, both my husband and I felt so comfortable and cared for. Shyamala helped us to work through all of the ceremony details, learning about us and our story, giving us many ideas to help spur our own creativity. She was open and encouraging all along the way.

We weren't sure how to take our ideas and make them work and flow easily through the ceremony. She had so many great suggestions for us, excellent advice based on her experience, and helped us to develop a beautiful and unique ceremony that felt just right for us.

Her fees seemed reasonable to us for our custom ceremony. She met with us for about an hour, then we exchanged emails as we refined the ceremony.

We highly recommend Shyamala as a caring guide and officiant. She's a special person doing what she clearly loves.
Shyamala provided us such a warm, wonderful wedding ceremony. From the time we first spoke with her, both my husband and I Read more...
Shyamala provided us such a warm, wonderful wedding ceremony. From the time we first spoke with her, both my husband and I felt so comfortable and cared for. Shyamala helped us to work through all of the ceremony details, learning about us and our story, giving us many ideas to help spur our own creativity. She was open and encouraging all along the way.

We weren't sure how to take our ideas and make them work and flow easily through the ceremony. She had so many great suggestions for us, excellent advice based on her experience, and helped us to develop a beautiful and unique ceremony that felt just right for us.

Her fees seemed reasonable to us for our custom ceremony. She met with us for about an hour, then we exchanged emails as we refined the ceremony.

We highly recommend Shyamala as a caring guide and officiant. She's a special person doing what she clearly loves. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Shyamala Littlefield made our wedding day blissful! Everything was exactly how we pictured it. She was so accommodating and answered all our questions. Even after the wedding was over she was awesome. The county's office ripped our license in half and she was the first person to assure me everything would be fine. She was organized, had copies of all our paper work and was willing to sign & send another license. Highly recommend Ceremonies for Sacred Days. Thank you Shyamala!!
Shyamala Littlefield made our wedding day blissful! Everything was exactly how we pictured it. She was so accommodating Read more...
Shyamala Littlefield made our wedding day blissful! Everything was exactly how we pictured it. She was so accommodating and answered all our questions. Even after the wedding was over she was awesome. The county's office ripped our license in half and she was the first person to assure me everything would be fine. She was organized, had copies of all our paper work and was willing to sign & send another license. Highly recommend Ceremonies for Sacred Days. Thank you Shyamala!! Read less
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