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Heartfelt Weddings

San Francisco Bay Area , CA
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA US

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Kathy and Larry Wilkerson, non-denominational ministers/officiants, have been performing wedding ceremonies throughout the SF Bay Area for more than 15 years. Over 1400 happy couples... Read more
Kathy and Larry Wilkerson, non-denominational ministers/officiants, have been performing wedding ceremonies throughout the SF Bay Area for more than 15 years. Over 1400 happy couples have allowed us the privilege of working with them to make their ceremonies heartfelt, warm, and memorable.

We are happy to help make your ceremony the ceremony of your dreams, reflecting you both as individuals as well as a couple. Whether you prefer a traditional ceremony and vows or something more contemporary, we respect your wishes and personalize the ceremony to suit you.

Your wedding day is the most special day of your life ... and the ceremony is the centerpiece of that day.

As you walk down the aisle, each step brings you closer to the one you have chosen to spend your life with. Although the words, "I do" have been said so many times before, when you are looking into the eyes of your beloved, it is like the first time those words have ever been expressed. 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, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

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Sarah
Wedding:
9/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Kathy was a superb officiant, helping us celebrate our 10 year vow renewal ceremony at Bartholomew Park, Sonoma.
As we live in the UK we did not speak to Kathy personally prior to our event, however communication with her via email was swift and consistent, and we had every confidence in her services.
Thank you Kathy for your professionalism and warmth during our very special celebration. It is a day that we shall remember and cherish forever.
Warm Regards,
Sarah and James xx
Kathy was a superb officiant, helping us celebrate our 10 year vow renewal ceremony at Bartholomew Park, Sonoma.
As Read more...
Kathy was a superb officiant, helping us celebrate our 10 year vow renewal ceremony at Bartholomew Park, Sonoma.
As we live in the UK we did not speak to Kathy personally prior to our event, however communication with her via email was swift and consistent, and we had every confidence in her services.
Thank you Kathy for your professionalism and warmth during our very special celebration. It is a day that we shall remember and cherish forever.
Warm Regards,
Sarah and James xx Read less
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Watson
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Ladies and gents, if you're reading this, it means that she said yes! Congrats! What it also means is that you've started on your exciting (and sometimes daunting) task of planning for your wedding. Let me give you one word of advice, If it feels right, go with it (within reason, of course). Trust your intuition. You'll know when something just feel right.
When it comes to Larry, we knew. From the moment we met him at the Starbucks at Vintage Oak's we knew we wanted him to be our officiant. He came prepared with handouts on different ceremony types, ceremony layouts... and these were for us to keep! Even if we decided not to go with him! He asked the right questions, spent the time to get to know us, gave us interesting tidbits of ceremonies he had officiated in the past, and made us feel at ease about the process.
The months following our initial meeting with Larry flew by! But, like clockwork, Larry contacted us a few months out to finalize our wedding ceremony. He offered scripted examples (pages, and pages of examples) for inspiration, but also gave us the option to write our own from scratch.
When it came to the rehearsal, Larry was on point. Making sure everyone knew their cues. How to file, when to enter, when to exit, timing. Needless to say, the wedding ceremony was executed flawlessly. At the end, he hands you this packet that contains your vows bounded along with additional instructions! Life changing instructions like the order that the bride needs to follow when changing her name, where to start, where to go to obtain your marriage license, passport, etc. Once the ceremony is done, Larry emails you to confirm once the paperwork has been filed with the city. Highly recommend!
Ladies and gents, if you're reading this, it means that she said yes! Congrats! What it also means is that you've started Read more...
Ladies and gents, if you're reading this, it means that she said yes! Congrats! What it also means is that you've started on your exciting (and sometimes daunting) task of planning for your wedding. Let me give you one word of advice, If it feels right, go with it (within reason, of course). Trust your intuition. You'll know when something just feel right.
When it comes to Larry, we knew. From the moment we met him at the Starbucks at Vintage Oak's we knew we wanted him to be our officiant. He came prepared with handouts on different ceremony types, ceremony layouts... and these were for us to keep! Even if we decided not to go with him! He asked the right questions, spent the time to get to know us, gave us interesting tidbits of ceremonies he had officiated in the past, and made us feel at ease about the process.
The months following our initial meeting with Larry flew by! But, like clockwork, Larry contacted us a few months out to finalize our wedding ceremony. He offered scripted examples (pages, and pages of examples) for inspiration, but also gave us the option to write our own from scratch.
When it came to the rehearsal, Larry was on point. Making sure everyone knew their cues. How to file, when to enter, when to exit, timing. Needless to say, the wedding ceremony was executed flawlessly. At the end, he hands you this packet that contains your vows bounded along with additional instructions! Life changing instructions like the order that the bride needs to follow when changing her name, where to start, where to go to obtain your marriage license, passport, etc. Once the ceremony is done, Larry emails you to confirm once the paperwork has been filed with the city. Highly recommend! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Kathy was the officiant for my and my husband's wedding in Berkeley, CA. She did such an amazing job! She was incredibly organized, and she worked with us to put together the ceremony of our dreams. She looked over my husband and I's wedding vows prior to the ceremony, and she provided us with a checklist of things to do before and after the wedding related to obtaining a wedding license and name changing. After the ceremony, she found our witnesses for us and had then sign everything so that we wouldn't have to worry about finding them. My husband and I would highly recommend booking Kathy as your officiant! Thank you so much, Kathy, for your hard work and for officiating our wedding!
Kathy was the officiant for my and my husband's wedding in Berkeley, CA. She did such an amazing job! She was incredibly Read more...
Kathy was the officiant for my and my husband's wedding in Berkeley, CA. She did such an amazing job! She was incredibly organized, and she worked with us to put together the ceremony of our dreams. She looked over my husband and I's wedding vows prior to the ceremony, and she provided us with a checklist of things to do before and after the wedding related to obtaining a wedding license and name changing. After the ceremony, she found our witnesses for us and had then sign everything so that we wouldn't have to worry about finding them. My husband and I would highly recommend booking Kathy as your officiant! Thank you so much, Kathy, for your hard work and for officiating our wedding! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Kathy was our officiant for our 7/30 wedding in San Francisco. She made the process very clear and easy to follow. We exchanged a few emails and set up a phone chat the same week I reached out to her (as a recommendation from my wedding planner). She is very experienced and has a lot of good templates/ideas to use which also helped us. The day of the ceremony we were really pleased with her professionalism and punctuality. She calmed my nerves for sure and helped me not overthink it!
Kathy was our officiant for our 7/30 wedding in San Francisco. She made the process very clear and easy to follow. We Read more...
Kathy was our officiant for our 7/30 wedding in San Francisco. She made the process very clear and easy to follow. We exchanged a few emails and set up a phone chat the same week I reached out to her (as a recommendation from my wedding planner). She is very experienced and has a lot of good templates/ideas to use which also helped us. The day of the ceremony we were really pleased with her professionalism and punctuality. She calmed my nerves for sure and helped me not overthink it! Read less
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Jeannie
Wedding:
7/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend Larry Wilkerson as an officiant. My husband and I had him officiate our wedding, and we couldn't have found a better person. He was very accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. Moreover, he eased our nerves during the rehearsal dinner (getting everything 'just so'), and we greatly appreciated his warm, personable & diplomatic disposition. Lastly, he processed our paperwork in a timely fashion and was always very communicative and prompt (on all fronts--from email exchanges to the initial face-to-face meeting, the rehearsal dinner, and of course our wedding day). We are grateful for his services and would recommend him to any couple looking to get married!
~ Jeannie & Craig Bernard
Oakland, CA
I would absolutely recommend Larry Wilkerson as an officiant. My husband and I had him officiate our wedding, and we Read more...
I would absolutely recommend Larry Wilkerson as an officiant. My husband and I had him officiate our wedding, and we couldn't have found a better person. He was very accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. Moreover, he eased our nerves during the rehearsal dinner (getting everything 'just so'), and we greatly appreciated his warm, personable & diplomatic disposition. Lastly, he processed our paperwork in a timely fashion and was always very communicative and prompt (on all fronts--from email exchanges to the initial face-to-face meeting, the rehearsal dinner, and of course our wedding day). We are grateful for his services and would recommend him to any couple looking to get married!
~ Jeannie & Craig Bernard
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Kathy officiated our wedding and was amazing! Kathy really helped us through the process and was flexible to our last minute changes and additions. I would recommend her hands down! And it was a bonus that she was really reasonably priced compared to other wine country officiants.
Kathy officiated our wedding and was amazing! Kathy really helped us through the process and was flexible to our last Read more...
Kathy officiated our wedding and was amazing! Kathy really helped us through the process and was flexible to our last minute changes and additions. I would recommend her hands down! And it was a bonus that she was really reasonably priced compared to other wine country officiants. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Five plus stars for Heartfelt Weddings! Larry was our officiant on our wedding day at the Observation Post Presidio in San Francisco. We met with him in advance and we knew right away that he would be perfect to be part of our special day. He was very detailed on giving us instructions on what to do during rehearsal as well as the wedding day.

Our family and friends complimented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Larry sent to us several ceremony samples in advance and we customized it based on what we were looking for. We are really happy that we met Larry.

I definitely recommend Heartfelt Weddings to anyone looking for an officiant to make their wedding a memorable experience.

Here's a highlight video of our wedding day: vimeo.com/169437387
Five plus stars for Heartfelt Weddings! Larry was our officiant on our wedding day at the Observation Post Presidio in San Read more...
Five plus stars for Heartfelt Weddings! Larry was our officiant on our wedding day at the Observation Post Presidio in San Francisco. We met with him in advance and we knew right away that he would be perfect to be part of our special day. He was very detailed on giving us instructions on what to do during rehearsal as well as the wedding day.

Our family and friends complimented on how beautiful the ceremony was. Larry sent to us several ceremony samples in advance and we customized it based on what we were looking for. We are really happy that we met Larry.

I definitely recommend Heartfelt Weddings to anyone looking for an officiant to make their wedding a memorable experience.

Here's a highlight video of our wedding day: vimeo.com/169437387 Read less
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Vivian
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
WE LOVE KATHY! We knew she was the one when we she officiated our friends at their wedding. She has an awesome voice and she was very professional yet easy going. She was very patient especially when we had many last minute finalizing items to do with other vendors. I will definitely recommend Kathy Wilkerson to anyone I know that will be getting married in the future!!!
WE LOVE KATHY! We knew she was the one when we she officiated our friends at their wedding. She has an awesome voice and Read more...
WE LOVE KATHY! We knew she was the one when we she officiated our friends at their wedding. She has an awesome voice and she was very professional yet easy going. She was very patient especially when we had many last minute finalizing items to do with other vendors. I will definitely recommend Kathy Wilkerson to anyone I know that will be getting married in the future!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely happy to have Larry perform our wedding ceremony! He has such a warm and friendly demeanor that you will feel as though you have known him for many years. Larry was extremely professional, reliable, and flexible. His is very reasonable and even provides a printed copy of your ceremony as a lovely keepsake. We are so grateful for having had such a wonderful person be an integral part of one of the most important days of our life. Every aspect from beginning to end was perfect and we cannot recommend him highly enough!
My husband and I were extremely happy to have Larry perform our wedding ceremony! He has such a warm and friendly demeanor Read more...
My husband and I were extremely happy to have Larry perform our wedding ceremony! He has such a warm and friendly demeanor that you will feel as though you have known him for many years. Larry was extremely professional, reliable, and flexible. His is very reasonable and even provides a printed copy of your ceremony as a lovely keepsake. We are so grateful for having had such a wonderful person be an integral part of one of the most important days of our life. Every aspect from beginning to end was perfect and we cannot recommend him highly enough! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Larry made planning the ceremony very smooth and also very personalized. He provided a list of several ceremony types (he does religious and nonreligious) and gave suggestions on how to customize it. You can write your own vows (we did) or not. You can add various readings and ceremonies. We had a Chinese tea ceremony and did it a slightly nontraditional way, and Larry helped us work it into the ceremony smoothly. Also, since Larry is so organized and has you make all of these decisions at least a few days in advance of the ceremony, there was that much less stress and decision making the day before and day of the wedding. Then, he also prints out and binds the ceremony and your vows in a small booklet that you then get to keep after the ceremony, a really nice gesture. In addition, he gives you all the instructions you need for applying for a marriage license and what to do after the ceremony. Definitely exceeded all my expectations!
Larry made planning the ceremony very smooth and also very personalized. He provided a list of several ceremony types (he Read more...
Larry made planning the ceremony very smooth and also very personalized. He provided a list of several ceremony types (he does religious and nonreligious) and gave suggestions on how to customize it. You can write your own vows (we did) or not. You can add various readings and ceremonies. We had a Chinese tea ceremony and did it a slightly nontraditional way, and Larry helped us work it into the ceremony smoothly. Also, since Larry is so organized and has you make all of these decisions at least a few days in advance of the ceremony, there was that much less stress and decision making the day before and day of the wedding. Then, he also prints out and binds the ceremony and your vows in a small booklet that you then get to keep after the ceremony, a really nice gesture. In addition, he gives you all the instructions you need for applying for a marriage license and what to do after the ceremony. Definitely exceeded all my expectations! Read less
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