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Heartfelt Weddings

San Francisco Bay Area , CA
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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 10 years. Hundreds of 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 10 years. Hundreds of 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?
<30 Mins.

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Jason
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were impressed with Larry's professionalism and attention to detail. He helped us craft a wonderful ceremony and addressed all of our pre-wedding questions. Larry arrived on time and was efficient at our rehearsal and really made the ceremony the following day go very smoothly. He helped us file the paperwork after and gave us a keepsake copy of the ceremony language. We highly recommend Larry to anyone looking for an officiant in the SF Bay Area.
My wife and I were impressed with Larry's professionalism and attention to detail. He helped us craft a wonderful ceremony Read more...
My wife and I were impressed with Larry's professionalism and attention to detail. He helped us craft a wonderful ceremony and addressed all of our pre-wedding questions. Larry arrived on time and was efficient at our rehearsal and really made the ceremony the following day go very smoothly. He helped us file the paperwork after and gave us a keepsake copy of the ceremony language. We highly recommend Larry to anyone looking for an officiant in the SF Bay Area. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I highly recommend Kathy with Heartfelt Weddings! She was an amazing officiant who listened to what we wanted and drafted a perfect ceremony for our small wedding. We knew when we met her that she was the perfect officiant for us. I had contacted a few other officiants in the Bay Area prior to meeting Kathy and none of them made me feel as comfortable. Kathy's first draft of the ceremony made me cry and no edits were made. She led our dress rehearsal the day before and she did a great job organizing everyone. When a bee stung her during the ceremony, she hardly flinched! Now that is a pro! Kathy was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her!
My husband and I highly recommend Kathy with Heartfelt Weddings! She was an amazing officiant who listened to what we Read more...
My husband and I highly recommend Kathy with Heartfelt Weddings! She was an amazing officiant who listened to what we wanted and drafted a perfect ceremony for our small wedding. We knew when we met her that she was the perfect officiant for us. I had contacted a few other officiants in the Bay Area prior to meeting Kathy and none of them made me feel as comfortable. Kathy's first draft of the ceremony made me cry and no edits were made. She led our dress rehearsal the day before and she did a great job organizing everyone. When a bee stung her during the ceremony, she hardly flinched! Now that is a pro! Kathy was a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After working with Kathy it should come as no surprise why she has received so many positive reviews here on WeddingWire. From our initial phone conversation we immediately knew that she was the right person to officiate our wedding. It was clear that she genuinely cared and wanted to make our special day even more so.

Kathy’s working style made for a very stress-free experience. After our initial conversation, Kathy had provided us with everything needed to create an initial draft of our ceremony. We would continue to collaborate via email, with Kathy providing very useful feedback regarding timing, flow, and personalization of our ceremony. When we expressed difficulty in creating personal vows, Kathy provided us with a very useful “getting-started” template as well as an example from a previous ceremony.

On the day of our wedding, Kathy arrived well in advance of the official start time and was just as warm as she had sounded over the phone. She came prepared with note cards for our personal vows and pre-coordinated with us for the flowers and rings (we included the rose ceremony and blessing of the rings in our ceremony). Kathy also provided a bound copy of our ceremony as a keepsake.
After working with Kathy it should come as no surprise why she has received so many positive reviews here on WeddingWire. Read more...
After working with Kathy it should come as no surprise why she has received so many positive reviews here on WeddingWire. From our initial phone conversation we immediately knew that she was the right person to officiate our wedding. It was clear that she genuinely cared and wanted to make our special day even more so.

Kathy’s working style made for a very stress-free experience. After our initial conversation, Kathy had provided us with everything needed to create an initial draft of our ceremony. We would continue to collaborate via email, with Kathy providing very useful feedback regarding timing, flow, and personalization of our ceremony. When we expressed difficulty in creating personal vows, Kathy provided us with a very useful “getting-started” template as well as an example from a previous ceremony.

On the day of our wedding, Kathy arrived well in advance of the official start time and was just as warm as she had sounded over the phone. She came prepared with note cards for our personal vows and pre-coordinated with us for the flowers and rings (we included the rose ceremony and blessing of the rings in our ceremony). Kathy also provided a bound copy of our ceremony as a keepsake. Read less
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Henry
Wedding:
6/2/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience working with Heartfelt Weddings from the beginning of our wedding planning and all the way towards our wedding date. Larry was our wedding officiant. Several strong impressions that I got from Larry were: very professional, responsive, meticulous and overall a great individual with a warm heart to enjoy any conversation with.

From the get-go, Larry provided clear and concise instructions and guidelines for us. He often draws from his experience and makes excellent suggestions for us, and at the same time leaves us with a lot of freedom to customize the ceremony. He was always available for questions and we never felt uncomfortable working with Larry.

At the ceremony, we felt Larry delivered the lines very well and in addition to that, we got great feedback from our guests on the script. Much of it was thanks to Larry's wealth of script examples and he made it very easy for us to tailor the script to suit our wedding. After the ceremony, Larry filed the papers in a timely manner.

To conclude, we felt we made a very good choice with Heartfelt Weddings. For what we think a reasonable price, we got results that were very satisfactory and most importantly the process was as stress-free as possible. We would definitely recommend Heartfelt Weddings to our friends!
My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience working with Heartfelt Weddings from the beginning of our wedding planning Read more...
My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience working with Heartfelt Weddings from the beginning of our wedding planning and all the way towards our wedding date. Larry was our wedding officiant. Several strong impressions that I got from Larry were: very professional, responsive, meticulous and overall a great individual with a warm heart to enjoy any conversation with.

From the get-go, Larry provided clear and concise instructions and guidelines for us. He often draws from his experience and makes excellent suggestions for us, and at the same time leaves us with a lot of freedom to customize the ceremony. He was always available for questions and we never felt uncomfortable working with Larry.

At the ceremony, we felt Larry delivered the lines very well and in addition to that, we got great feedback from our guests on the script. Much of it was thanks to Larry's wealth of script examples and he made it very easy for us to tailor the script to suit our wedding. After the ceremony, Larry filed the papers in a timely manner.

To conclude, we felt we made a very good choice with Heartfelt Weddings. For what we think a reasonable price, we got results that were very satisfactory and most importantly the process was as stress-free as possible. We would definitely recommend Heartfelt Weddings to our friends! Read less
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Elle
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on 5/30/15. We didn't really know what type of wedding ceremony we wanted, just something very "us." I found out about Larry of Heartfelt Weddings through my venue's preferred vendors list, and we couldn't be happier with the way our ceremony turned out.
We met Larry first out of the officiants we met with (we ended up only meeting with two) and we had a very in-depth meeting with him in Marin. He came with lots of informative paperwork, and really spent the time to get to know us, took down bridal party names, went through different ceremony ideas and options, and really helped us decide on what we want. My husband is hard of hearing, and was nervous about being up in front of our guests speaking, and Larry really put his mind at ease. Larry was professional, sweet, kind, informative, easily accessible, and was a wealth of knowledge.
He gave us a 35 page document of tons of ceremony ideas, and we went through it all and cherry-picked all the ideas and different aspects that we liked and wanted- and Larry created our ceremony for us! I left it all up to him to decide wording, order, etc. We did pay him a little extra to attend and direct the rehearsal, which we are glad that we did. Why would you just want a venue coordinator or planner to rehearse what the officiant is in charge of?? We decided that we would be more comfortable day-of if he directed the rehearsal and we are glad that we did. He was also very helpful in letting us know when to apply for our marriage license, reminded me to bring to the rehearsal, and he brought it to the ceremony, helped bridal party fill it out AND even filed it at city hall for us.....AMAZING. I will be recommending Larry by word of mouth to anyone who will listen! Larry, thank you for a wonderful experience!
My husband and I got married on 5/30/15. We didn't really know what type of wedding ceremony we wanted, just something Read more...
My husband and I got married on 5/30/15. We didn't really know what type of wedding ceremony we wanted, just something very "us." I found out about Larry of Heartfelt Weddings through my venue's preferred vendors list, and we couldn't be happier with the way our ceremony turned out.
We met Larry first out of the officiants we met with (we ended up only meeting with two) and we had a very in-depth meeting with him in Marin. He came with lots of informative paperwork, and really spent the time to get to know us, took down bridal party names, went through different ceremony ideas and options, and really helped us decide on what we want. My husband is hard of hearing, and was nervous about being up in front of our guests speaking, and Larry really put his mind at ease. Larry was professional, sweet, kind, informative, easily accessible, and was a wealth of knowledge.
He gave us a 35 page document of tons of ceremony ideas, and we went through it all and cherry-picked all the ideas and different aspects that we liked and wanted- and Larry created our ceremony for us! I left it all up to him to decide wording, order, etc. We did pay him a little extra to attend and direct the rehearsal, which we are glad that we did. Why would you just want a venue coordinator or planner to rehearse what the officiant is in charge of?? We decided that we would be more comfortable day-of if he directed the rehearsal and we are glad that we did. He was also very helpful in letting us know when to apply for our marriage license, reminded me to bring to the rehearsal, and he brought it to the ceremony, helped bridal party fill it out AND even filed it at city hall for us.....AMAZING. I will be recommending Larry by word of mouth to anyone who will listen! Larry, thank you for a wonderful experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kathy officiated my wedding last month. It was definitely the right choice!

When we were planning our wedding, we initially thought we would ask a friend or family member to officiate (after all, it seems all the rage right now...). Ultimately, we decided to go with Kathy, for a few reasons -- logistically, it seemed easier to go with a pro, since we wouldn't have to worry about whether everything was actually fully legalized. Plus, we didn't want to stress out any of our guests! And, as someone who's officiated at multiple weddings before, we (as the bride and groom) totally felt at ease that Kathy would be able to handle the situation well.

And, she really did! She was super pro at everything. She responded quickly to communications and provided us lots of information about the legal aspect of marriage (and name changes for the bride).

I wanted to personalize everything, so I drafted the entire ceremony. Kathy was really easy to work with and was willing to do whatever I planned! We wrote our own personalized vows, and Kathy printed them out on pre-printed cards for us and handed them to us at the right time during the ceremony. At the end of the day, she gave us a bound version of our entire ceremony as a keepsake. It was a great touch!

Extra plus -- she arrived on time and was dressed really nicely (she asks you what you prefer her to wear beforehand!).
Kathy officiated my wedding last month. It was definitely the right choice!

When we were planning our wedding, we Read more...
Kathy officiated my wedding last month. It was definitely the right choice!

When we were planning our wedding, we initially thought we would ask a friend or family member to officiate (after all, it seems all the rage right now...). Ultimately, we decided to go with Kathy, for a few reasons -- logistically, it seemed easier to go with a pro, since we wouldn't have to worry about whether everything was actually fully legalized. Plus, we didn't want to stress out any of our guests! And, as someone who's officiated at multiple weddings before, we (as the bride and groom) totally felt at ease that Kathy would be able to handle the situation well.

And, she really did! She was super pro at everything. She responded quickly to communications and provided us lots of information about the legal aspect of marriage (and name changes for the bride).

I wanted to personalize everything, so I drafted the entire ceremony. Kathy was really easy to work with and was willing to do whatever I planned! We wrote our own personalized vows, and Kathy printed them out on pre-printed cards for us and handed them to us at the right time during the ceremony. At the end of the day, she gave us a bound version of our entire ceremony as a keepsake. It was a great touch!

Extra plus -- she arrived on time and was dressed really nicely (she asks you what you prefer her to wear beforehand!). Read less
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Luke
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm gonna make this quick. Some notes about Kathy:

- Professional as heck.
- Excessively knowledgeable.
- Helpful in ways we didn't know we even wanted.
- Stunningly beautiful voice.
- Genuinely wonderful person.

We originally considered using one of our close friends to officiate the wedding, but after the experience with Kathy & Co., we knew we should've went straight to a professional in the first place. Kathy acted as an unexpected shepherd who guided our marriage to the pinnacle of its potential. I can definitely say that Kathy was the final piece to what I would consider a perfect wedding.

Severely recommended.
I'm gonna make this quick. Some notes about Kathy:

- Professional as heck.
- Excessively knowledgeable.
- Read more...
I'm gonna make this quick. Some notes about Kathy:

- Professional as heck.
- Excessively knowledgeable.
- Helpful in ways we didn't know we even wanted.
- Stunningly beautiful voice.
- Genuinely wonderful person.

We originally considered using one of our close friends to officiate the wedding, but after the experience with Kathy & Co., we knew we should've went straight to a professional in the first place. Kathy acted as an unexpected shepherd who guided our marriage to the pinnacle of its potential. I can definitely say that Kathy was the final piece to what I would consider a perfect wedding.

Severely recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I were beyond thrilled when we met Kathy and we knew that she would be the perfect choice as the officiant for our wedding! Kathy is such a warm, kind, and a truly genuine person. She went above and beyond. Whenever I had questions, she was easy to reach with very prompt responses. The ceremony was beautiful! Kathy has a way with her words that come across as meaningful and heartfelt. I had many family members and friends approach me after to let me know it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever witnessed, with tons of love and inspiration. I was thrilled with the positive comments! We were able to meet with Kathy twice before our wedding day and she was extremely helpful. I had questions regarding name changes and Kathy helped me to decide what would be the best choice for me and really cared when I was being indecisive and unsure of what to do. Kathy is as authentic as it comes and she truly cares about her clients. If you are looking for an officiant that is sweet, honest and sincere, Kathy is the officiant for you. Kathy, thank you for everything! You made our day truly special and for that we are forever grateful. You cannot go wrong with Kathy and we are so happy that she was able to share and make the biggest day of our life unforgettable!
My fiancé and I were beyond thrilled when we met Kathy and we knew that she would be the perfect choice as the officiant Read more...
My fiancé and I were beyond thrilled when we met Kathy and we knew that she would be the perfect choice as the officiant for our wedding! Kathy is such a warm, kind, and a truly genuine person. She went above and beyond. Whenever I had questions, she was easy to reach with very prompt responses. The ceremony was beautiful! Kathy has a way with her words that come across as meaningful and heartfelt. I had many family members and friends approach me after to let me know it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever witnessed, with tons of love and inspiration. I was thrilled with the positive comments! We were able to meet with Kathy twice before our wedding day and she was extremely helpful. I had questions regarding name changes and Kathy helped me to decide what would be the best choice for me and really cared when I was being indecisive and unsure of what to do. Kathy is as authentic as it comes and she truly cares about her clients. If you are looking for an officiant that is sweet, honest and sincere, Kathy is the officiant for you. Kathy, thank you for everything! You made our day truly special and for that we are forever grateful. You cannot go wrong with Kathy and we are so happy that she was able to share and make the biggest day of our life unforgettable! Read less
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Van
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Kathy really came through and did a wonderful job for both the ceremony and rehearsal. She ran the rehearsal by explaining to participants
who stands where and who walks in what order. She even coordinates with our DJ regarding microphones and announcement. For the ceremony, she prepared
us by providing us sample ceremonies and poems. She even holds our printed
vows until just the right time! Everything went smoothly and there were no hiccups. We really enjoyed her calm demeanor.
Kathy really came through and did a wonderful job for both the ceremony and rehearsal. She ran the rehearsal by explaining Read more...
Kathy really came through and did a wonderful job for both the ceremony and rehearsal. She ran the rehearsal by explaining to participants
who stands where and who walks in what order. She even coordinates with our DJ regarding microphones and announcement. For the ceremony, she prepared
us by providing us sample ceremonies and poems. She even holds our printed
vows until just the right time! Everything went smoothly and there were no hiccups. We really enjoyed her calm demeanor. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I greatly enjoyed working with Kathy. She is very organized, well prepared, thorough, and a pleasure to interact with. She does not let anything fall through the cracks -- everything will be done well and on time.

When we met Kathy for the first time, she walked us through the legal process, explaining how to get a marriage license, and what to do about the name change. Before the wedding, she shared sample ceremonies, and encouraged us to create our own. We worked together as my husband and I drafted ours, and Kathy provided advice. We now have a nice booklet with our ceremony, which Kathy printed for us and we got to keep after the wedding. I'm also grateful Kathy hosted the rehearsal the day before the wedding -- it was incredibly helpful to walk through the ceremony with our families. Kathy skillfully led the rehearsal and made my entire family feel at ease.

Wedding planning can be stressful, and Kathy did a wonderful job of keeping us very well-informed and on schedule. We felt that we were in good hands and Kathy would take care of us. Thank you, Kathy! We are glad we found you.
My husband and I greatly enjoyed working with Kathy. She is very organized, well prepared, thorough, and a pleasure to Read more...
My husband and I greatly enjoyed working with Kathy. She is very organized, well prepared, thorough, and a pleasure to interact with. She does not let anything fall through the cracks -- everything will be done well and on time.

When we met Kathy for the first time, she walked us through the legal process, explaining how to get a marriage license, and what to do about the name change. Before the wedding, she shared sample ceremonies, and encouraged us to create our own. We worked together as my husband and I drafted ours, and Kathy provided advice. We now have a nice booklet with our ceremony, which Kathy printed for us and we got to keep after the wedding. I'm also grateful Kathy hosted the rehearsal the day before the wedding -- it was incredibly helpful to walk through the ceremony with our families. Kathy skillfully led the rehearsal and made my entire family feel at ease.

Wedding planning can be stressful, and Kathy did a wonderful job of keeping us very well-informed and on schedule. We felt that we were in good hands and Kathy would take care of us. Thank you, Kathy! We are glad we found you. Read less
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