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Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies

Santa Cruz , CA
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121 Sunnyside Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 US (map)

PHONE

831-325-7254

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ABOUT US

Honey In The Heart Ceremonies comes from the joy that I share with couples who are stepping over the threshold into deeper commitment with one another. All of life's experience has... Read more
Honey In The Heart Ceremonies comes from the joy that I share with couples who are stepping over the threshold into deeper commitment with one another. All of life's experience has instilled within me the gift of listening to the heart's wisdom, the ability to emit the presence of calm, and to share respect for everyone that I serve. Love flows naturally when I'm in service to others.

I was ordained as a non-denominational minister in 2008 through the Center For Sacred Studies and since then I've loved being a wedding officiant. And, I'm a bee keeper!

You can rest assured that your ceremony will reflect the love that each of you has for one another. I embrace all beliefs and honor each person's vision. Together, we create a ceremony that reflects your inspiration with a sprinkling of humor and mix them together with love to create an honoring of your commitment in a wedding ceremony that's special.

Please contact me so that we can talk about your ceremony that comes from the heart and is meant to "bee". My phone number is 831-325-7254 and my email address is Drgardner19@gmail.com Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious

REVIEWS

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Kate
Wedding:
11/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My name is Kate & Donna from Honey in the Heart married Ralph & I on Thanksgiving Day. I can hardly describe the way the whole event went, it was sooo lovely. For the ceremony, Donna chose opening words that were beautiful, loving & real for us. She brought calm to our nervousness & hankies for my tears! I am still amazed at the perfection Donna brought for our special day...it was all about us but it was her patience & gentle, loving presence guiding us through the planning & the actual ceremony that really made it what it was...absolutely perfect. We are thrilled at the memories Donna helped us create that day & I cannot even imagine anyone else providing to us what Donna. Thank you Donna!!
My name is Kate & Donna from Honey in the Heart married Ralph & I on Thanksgiving Day. I can hardly describe the way the Read more...
My name is Kate & Donna from Honey in the Heart married Ralph & I on Thanksgiving Day. I can hardly describe the way the whole event went, it was sooo lovely. For the ceremony, Donna chose opening words that were beautiful, loving & real for us. She brought calm to our nervousness & hankies for my tears! I am still amazed at the perfection Donna brought for our special day...it was all about us but it was her patience & gentle, loving presence guiding us through the planning & the actual ceremony that really made it what it was...absolutely perfect. We are thrilled at the memories Donna helped us create that day & I cannot even imagine anyone else providing to us what Donna. Thank you Donna!! Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
10/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Donna Rose Gardner is a rare mix of consummate professional and warm, caring spiritual advisor. Her service was personal, sweet, and poignant. She gave such a sense of sacred space to the proceedings without dipping into the maudlin or overly contrived. I would recommend her for any and every ceremony without reservation.
Donna Rose Gardner is a rare mix of consummate professional and warm, caring spiritual advisor. Her service was personal, Read more...
Donna Rose Gardner is a rare mix of consummate professional and warm, caring spiritual advisor. Her service was personal, sweet, and poignant. She gave such a sense of sacred space to the proceedings without dipping into the maudlin or overly contrived. I would recommend her for any and every ceremony without reservation. Read less
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Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Nathan. Your marriage to Jon deeply touched me and will stay in my heart for years to come!
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Joel
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Donna did an absolutely amazing job of officiating our wedding and we would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. Weddings can be stressful for the bride and groom but she has a calming and loving way about her that makes you feel like your in good hands and everything is going to work out great...and it did! She gave us a variety of options and ideas for our ceremony and we were able to pick and choose what felt right to us. We received several compliments about her during the reception. 6 stars!
Donna did an absolutely amazing job of officiating our wedding and we would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. Read more...
Donna did an absolutely amazing job of officiating our wedding and we would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. Weddings can be stressful for the bride and groom but she has a calming and loving way about her that makes you feel like your in good hands and everything is going to work out great...and it did! She gave us a variety of options and ideas for our ceremony and we were able to pick and choose what felt right to us. We received several compliments about her during the reception. 6 stars! Read less
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Ayella
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Donna went above and beyond to keep in touch with us throughout the entire process, sending us ideas and rough drafts, and making changes whenever we requested them. She also welcomed us into her home more than once to go over everything and was patient with the changes we made! She was so wonderful to work with and really made our ceremony beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their upcoming wedding. Donna was amazing. She even sent us our ceremony in a little booklet with some very cute little gifts after the wedding. She is so thoughtful! Go with Donna, you will not regret it!
My husband and I could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Donna went above and beyond to keep in touch Read more...
My husband and I could not have asked for a better officiant to marry us. Donna went above and beyond to keep in touch with us throughout the entire process, sending us ideas and rough drafts, and making changes whenever we requested them. She also welcomed us into her home more than once to go over everything and was patient with the changes we made! She was so wonderful to work with and really made our ceremony beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their upcoming wedding. Donna was amazing. She even sent us our ceremony in a little booklet with some very cute little gifts after the wedding. She is so thoughtful! Go with Donna, you will not regret it! Read less
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Lianna
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Donna, she is amazing! She was so relaxed and helpful during the whole process. She continued to answer all of my questions and made any changes that I asked for. Donna is clearly passionate about what she does and it shows in every part of the process. Due to budget, we chose the pre-written ceremony; we were able to pick and choose parts from different options to create our own ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and I am glad that we chose Donna to be a part of it. Thanks Donna! :-)
I highly recommend Donna, she is amazing! She was so relaxed and helpful during the whole process. She continued to answer Read more...
I highly recommend Donna, she is amazing! She was so relaxed and helpful during the whole process. She continued to answer all of my questions and made any changes that I asked for. Donna is clearly passionate about what she does and it shows in every part of the process. Due to budget, we chose the pre-written ceremony; we were able to pick and choose parts from different options to create our own ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony and I am glad that we chose Donna to be a part of it. Thanks Donna! :-) Read less
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Jared
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Donna was great, she really took the time to understand us and what we wanted. We highly recommend her.
Donna was great, she really took the time to understand us and what we wanted. We highly recommend her.
Donna was great, she really took the time to understand us and what we wanted. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Kerri
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't picture having our special day without Donna! She is truly an amazing person and it was a pleasure getting to know her. I feel very lucky to have found her!
I can't picture having our special day without Donna! She is truly an amazing person and it was a pleasure getting to know Read more...
I can't picture having our special day without Donna! She is truly an amazing person and it was a pleasure getting to know her. I feel very lucky to have found her! Read less
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linda
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Donna officiating our wedding. We had our first meeting at her home in Santa Cruz. She was very warm and inviting and we felt comfortable with her right away. She provided lovely vows and ceremony talking points for us to choose from. She was also willing to help us write our own vows. She is very responsive and helpful. She arrived on time and helped facilitate the ceremony. We were unable to mic her for the ceremony due to wind but her voice was able to project nicely. She is very sincere and did a beautiful job. She made it easy for us. Donna is a good soul. I highly recommend her services.
We had a wonderful experience with Donna officiating our wedding. We had our first meeting at her home in Santa Cruz. She Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Donna officiating our wedding. We had our first meeting at her home in Santa Cruz. She was very warm and inviting and we felt comfortable with her right away. She provided lovely vows and ceremony talking points for us to choose from. She was also willing to help us write our own vows. She is very responsive and helpful. She arrived on time and helped facilitate the ceremony. We were unable to mic her for the ceremony due to wind but her voice was able to project nicely. She is very sincere and did a beautiful job. She made it easy for us. Donna is a good soul. I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Donna provided tons of help for our vows and for our ceremony's structure. I would highly recommend her. She was really nice and easy to work with, and also quick to respond to any questions we had.
Donna provided tons of help for our vows and for our ceremony's structure. I would highly recommend her. She was really Read more...
Donna provided tons of help for our vows and for our ceremony's structure. I would highly recommend her. She was really nice and easy to work with, and also quick to respond to any questions we had. Read less
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Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Please send me an email so I know who sent in this review and I can thank you for your kind words!
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Angela
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Donna was absolutely lovely to get to know throughout our wedding planning. She was open-minded to ceremony ideas and provided a lot of great insight and inspiration. It's apparent she's very passionate and spiritual, and it was an honor to have her conduct the ceremony of our marriage.
Donna was absolutely lovely to get to know throughout our wedding planning. She was open-minded to ceremony ideas and Read more...
Donna was absolutely lovely to get to know throughout our wedding planning. She was open-minded to ceremony ideas and provided a lot of great insight and inspiration. It's apparent she's very passionate and spiritual, and it was an honor to have her conduct the ceremony of our marriage. Read less
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