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Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies

Santa Cruz , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

831-325-7254

WEBSITE

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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 unique commitment.

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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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Earth-Based, No Denomination, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA

REVIEWS

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Whitney
Wedding:
1/12/2018
5.0/5.0
Donna did an amazing job! She was so helpful with coordinating the ceremony and timeline. She was a very joyous and calming presence on what turned out to be a perfect day. We would highly recommend her!!
Donna did an amazing job! She was so helpful with coordinating the ceremony and timeline. She was a very joyous and Read more...
Donna did an amazing job! She was so helpful with coordinating the ceremony and timeline. She was a very joyous and calming presence on what turned out to be a perfect day. We would highly recommend her!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words! I wish you both the very best in the New Year.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/17/2017
5.0/5.0
I spoke to a few officiants on the phone before asking one to be ours, and Donna was the first who we just clicked with. She worked with my husband and I come to up with a custom ceremony that was meaningful, funny, and reflected our relationship. I am more of a hippy and he is more traditional, and what Donna came up with for us was perfect. Donna and her husband Tom drove down to Big Sur in a rainstorm and waited for us to get ready. There were buckets of rain and gusting winds, but we really wanted to get married on the beach as planned. Donna was amazing. She and Tom put on their rain coats and smiles and helped us caravan to the beach. We got to our ceremony site, and despite the monsoon going on around us, Donna locked in and gave the most beautiful wedding ceremony (I know, I'm biased but it was great) while the waves crashed behind her. Tom helped wrangle tourists away and had umbrellas waiting for us (and our lovely photographers Allison Bird and Josh!) to walk us all back to the car. They stayed with us for dinner and glass of bourbon by the fire while we signed our wedding license. It was the most magical day.

Thank you, Donna and Tom, for being an integral part to our wedding day and our start as a married couple.
I spoke to a few officiants on the phone before asking one to be ours, and Donna was the first who we just clicked with. Read more...
I spoke to a few officiants on the phone before asking one to be ours, and Donna was the first who we just clicked with. She worked with my husband and I come to up with a custom ceremony that was meaningful, funny, and reflected our relationship. I am more of a hippy and he is more traditional, and what Donna came up with for us was perfect. Donna and her husband Tom drove down to Big Sur in a rainstorm and waited for us to get ready. There were buckets of rain and gusting winds, but we really wanted to get married on the beach as planned. Donna was amazing. She and Tom put on their rain coats and smiles and helped us caravan to the beach. We got to our ceremony site, and despite the monsoon going on around us, Donna locked in and gave the most beautiful wedding ceremony (I know, I'm biased but it was great) while the waves crashed behind her. Tom helped wrangle tourists away and had umbrellas waiting for us (and our lovely photographers Allison Bird and Josh!) to walk us all back to the car. They stayed with us for dinner and glass of bourbon by the fire while we signed our wedding license. It was the most magical day.

Thank you, Donna and Tom, for being an integral part to our wedding day and our start as a married couple. Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
5/27/2017
5.0/5.0
If you want the most amazing, heartfelt and lovely ceremony, choose Rev. Donna -- our family is so inspired by her ideas and the way she each works with each of us. Donna pays close attention to our conversations and adds meaningful details and suggestions so that the upcoming ceremony and wedding will have personalized touches, that reflect the personality of us all -- She is professional, knowledgeable, well connected, stays on budget and is a delight!
If you want the most amazing, heartfelt and lovely ceremony, choose Rev. Donna -- our family is so inspired by her ideas Read more...
If you want the most amazing, heartfelt and lovely ceremony, choose Rev. Donna -- our family is so inspired by her ideas and the way she each works with each of us. Donna pays close attention to our conversations and adds meaningful details and suggestions so that the upcoming ceremony and wedding will have personalized touches, that reflect the personality of us all -- She is professional, knowledgeable, well connected, stays on budget and is a delight! Read less
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Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

It was truly a delight to be able to help you cross this important threshold with your combined family and bring everyone into the circle together. Sometimes my experience as a planner allows me to extend my self a little farther than that of officiant and I'm so happy that my ideas and suggestions helped to create a day that will always be remembered with joy and love. Thank you for your kind words.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was real honey in the heart, thanks Donna!!! We will never forget you! =)
It was real honey in the heart, thanks Donna!!! We will never forget you! =)
It was real honey in the heart, thanks Donna!!! We will never forget you! =) Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
1/26/2017
5.0/5.0
Donna was absolutely AMAZING! She made my partner and I feel extremely comfortable from the very first phone call. She is SO supportive and loving to the LGBT community, which was really important to us. We truly feel she helped to make our day even more magical and special. We are so thankful to her, for this. Thank you, Donna - from the bottom of our hearts. -Nate & Jared
Donna was absolutely AMAZING! She made my partner and I feel extremely comfortable from the very first phone call. She is Read more...
Donna was absolutely AMAZING! She made my partner and I feel extremely comfortable from the very first phone call. She is SO supportive and loving to the LGBT community, which was really important to us. We truly feel she helped to make our day even more magical and special. We are so thankful to her, for this. Thank you, Donna - from the bottom of our hearts. -Nate & Jared Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Angela
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Donna did an amazing job officiating our wedding in September. From our first conversation with her, my husband and I knew that she was the perfect match for us. She is very accessible and easy to get in contact with. Our wedding ceremony was personalized and had so much meaning to us. She has a very calming and gentle presence. Donna was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout our wedding planning process. Choosing Donna as our officiant was one of the best decisions that we've made. We highly recommend Donna. :)
Donna did an amazing job officiating our wedding in September. From our first conversation with her, my husband and I knew Read more...
Donna did an amazing job officiating our wedding in September. From our first conversation with her, my husband and I knew that she was the perfect match for us. She is very accessible and easy to get in contact with. Our wedding ceremony was personalized and had so much meaning to us. She has a very calming and gentle presence. Donna was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout our wedding planning process. Choosing Donna as our officiant was one of the best decisions that we've made. We highly recommend Donna. :) Read less
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Susanna
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Donna is an amazing officiant. She really took the time to get to know us before the big day and made our ceremony super special. She incorporated our different traditions beautifully and seamlessly. Everyone was touched by her words and delivery. Honestly the ceremony was my favorite part of the whole day including the reception. I would definitely recommend Donna to everyone I know.
Donna is an amazing officiant. She really took the time to get to know us before the big day and made our ceremony super Read more...
Donna is an amazing officiant. She really took the time to get to know us before the big day and made our ceremony super special. She incorporated our different traditions beautifully and seamlessly. Everyone was touched by her words and delivery. Honestly the ceremony was my favorite part of the whole day including the reception. I would definitely recommend Donna to everyone I know. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Susanna!
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Donna was fantastic! We eloped to Santa Cruz from Arkansas, so never had the chance to meet her face-to-face before the ceremony, but she was very responsive by email and phone, provided resources to help us put together our ceremony/vows, and provided us much appreciated advice on locations in Santa Cruz. On the day of our ceremony, she was kind and warm and definitely made our ceremony special. I absolutely recommend Donna!
Donna was fantastic! We eloped to Santa Cruz from Arkansas, so never had the chance to meet her face-to-face before the Read more...
Donna was fantastic! We eloped to Santa Cruz from Arkansas, so never had the chance to meet her face-to-face before the ceremony, but she was very responsive by email and phone, provided resources to help us put together our ceremony/vows, and provided us much appreciated advice on locations in Santa Cruz. On the day of our ceremony, she was kind and warm and definitely made our ceremony special. I absolutely recommend Donna! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Cheryl
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
From the moment we meet with Donna we loved her! She is so sweet, gentle, and loving. She was wonderful to work with from start to finish. It is obvious she has a passion for what she does. Amazing!!
From the moment we meet with Donna we loved her! She is so sweet, gentle, and loving. She was wonderful to work with from Read more...
From the moment we meet with Donna we loved her! She is so sweet, gentle, and loving. She was wonderful to work with from start to finish. It is obvious she has a passion for what she does. Amazing!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jose
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Very understanding l, easy to talk to. Affordable, dependable. Strongly recommend to future couples.
Very understanding l, easy to talk to. Affordable, dependable. Strongly recommend to future couples.
Very understanding l, easy to talk to. Affordable, dependable. Strongly recommend to future couples. Read less
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