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I Do Vows

Encinitas , CA
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Encinitas, CA 92024 US (map)

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760-944-4496
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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration! What I do, is have a consultation with you and your fiancé in my home in Encinitas. The consultation, takes about an hour to an hour... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding celebration! What I do, is have a consultation with you and your fiancé in my home in Encinitas. The consultation, takes about an hour to an hour and a half, and during that time I learn how your relationship developed, how you celebrate your love and what type of ceremony you were interested in (upbeat celebration, spiritual, lighthearted, religious, non-religious etc.) I believe that if you want your wedding to be unforgettable, it is important to write a ceremony that reflects the uniqueness of your personalities and relationship, and then it will always remain an incredible memory in your life together. If we are unable to meet face to face, rest assured that isn't a problem. I have created many beautiful wedding ceremonies with couples from out of state and even as far away as London. Through emailing and phone conversations, the wedding creation is as good as being there. You are in control of the style, and message of your ceremony, and it is really a fun and rewarding experience. I give a lot of time, effort and attention to what matters to me the most, creating a good piece of work for your wedding day that hopefully is warm, positive and fun. It is not a selection of pre-written ceremonies I am a licensed non-denominational minister and I am not associated with any church or organized religion, thereby freeing me to communicate the spirit of love and commitment in many and various styles. I specialize in personal, stylish wedding ceremonies that are elegant and upbeat. My goal is to make people feel closer to you as a couple and for your guests to walk away feeling like they know a little bit more about your life together than when the wedding began. In addition, I offer pre-marital, marriage and couples counseling to help increase your awareness of both strength and potential growth areas if desired. 760-944-4496 www.idovows.com revholly@cox.net "To love what you do and feel that it matters-how could anything be more wonderful”? Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three years ago so decided to contact her during my review of a few non-denominational officiants. From the moment she responded to my email and explained her process I knew it was going to be a great experience. The questionnaire she sends you to fill out can be daunting (lots of questions about your relationship and family) but truly helps drive the intimacy of the ceremony. During the consultation at her home, Holly immediately makes you feel comfortable and is very easy to talk to. You can tell she truly cares about each one of her clients. She follows up a month out from the wedding and provides a draft of your ceremony that you can edit as much or as little as you choose. She also provides suggestions if you need assistance on wording. During the ceremony, she was professional and spoke clearly with perfect cadence and energy, clearly engaging us as a couple and our guests. She was even open to allowing us to break in the middle of the ceremony for a quick "selfie" section where the DJ briefly played a song and we did funny selfies and let guests take photos. After our ceremony, I had so many family members and guests tell me how this was one of the best ceremonies they have ever seen, and one person mentioned to me that it was "the most meaningful and beautiful wedding service they had ever seen." Everyone really loved the personalized aspect of it. My now-husband and I wanted a personal, meaningful ceremony full of love and a bit of fun. Rev. Holly delivered this and more. She created a memorable, perfect ceremony that we will cherish years to come.
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three Read more...
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three years ago so decided to contact her during my review of a few non-denominational officiants. From the moment she responded to my email and explained her process I knew it was going to be a great experience. The questionnaire she sends you to fill out can be daunting (lots of questions about your relationship and family) but truly helps drive the intimacy of the ceremony. During the consultation at her home, Holly immediately makes you feel comfortable and is very easy to talk to. You can tell she truly cares about each one of her clients. She follows up a month out from the wedding and provides a draft of your ceremony that you can edit as much or as little as you choose. She also provides suggestions if you need assistance on wording. During the ceremony, she was professional and spoke clearly with perfect cadence and energy, clearly engaging us as a couple and our guests. She was even open to allowing us to break in the middle of the ceremony for a quick "selfie" section where the DJ briefly played a song and we did funny selfies and let guests take photos. After our ceremony, I had so many family members and guests tell me how this was one of the best ceremonies they have ever seen, and one person mentioned to me that it was "the most meaningful and beautiful wedding service they had ever seen." Everyone really loved the personalized aspect of it. My now-husband and I wanted a personal, meaningful ceremony full of love and a bit of fun. Rev. Holly delivered this and more. She created a memorable, perfect ceremony that we will cherish years to come. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three years ago so decided to contact her during my review of a few non-denominational officiants. From the moment she responded to my email and explained her process I knew it was going to be a great experience. The questionnaire she sends you to fill out can be daunting (lots of questions about your relationship and family) but truly helps drive the intimacy of the ceremony. During the consultation at her home, Holly immediately makes you feel comfortable and is very easy to talk to. You can tell she truly cares about each one of her clients. She follows up a month out from the wedding and provides a draft of your ceremony that you can edit as much or as little as you choose. She also provides suggestions if you need assistance on wording. During the ceremony, she was professional and spoke clearly with perfect cadence and energy, clearly engaging us as a couple and our guests. She was even open to allowing us to break in the middle of the ceremony for a quick "selfie" section where the DJ briefly played a song and we did funny selfies and let guests take photos. After our ceremony, I had so many family members and guests tell me how this was one of the best ceremonies they have ever seen, and one person mentioned to me that it was "the most meaningful and beautiful wedding service they had ever seen." Everyone really loved the personalized aspect of it. My now-husband and I wanted a personal, meaningful ceremony full of love and a bit of fun. Rev. Holly delivered this and more. She created a memorable, perfect ceremony that we will cherish years to come.
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three Read more...
Rev. Holly did an absolutely incredible job with our ceremony. I first saw her preside over my friends' wedding three years ago so decided to contact her during my review of a few non-denominational officiants. From the moment she responded to my email and explained her process I knew it was going to be a great experience. The questionnaire she sends you to fill out can be daunting (lots of questions about your relationship and family) but truly helps drive the intimacy of the ceremony. During the consultation at her home, Holly immediately makes you feel comfortable and is very easy to talk to. You can tell she truly cares about each one of her clients. She follows up a month out from the wedding and provides a draft of your ceremony that you can edit as much or as little as you choose. She also provides suggestions if you need assistance on wording. During the ceremony, she was professional and spoke clearly with perfect cadence and energy, clearly engaging us as a couple and our guests. She was even open to allowing us to break in the middle of the ceremony for a quick "selfie" section where the DJ briefly played a song and we did funny selfies and let guests take photos. After our ceremony, I had so many family members and guests tell me how this was one of the best ceremonies they have ever seen, and one person mentioned to me that it was "the most meaningful and beautiful wedding service they had ever seen." Everyone really loved the personalized aspect of it. My now-husband and I wanted a personal, meaningful ceremony full of love and a bit of fun. Rev. Holly delivered this and more. She created a memorable, perfect ceremony that we will cherish years to come. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/17/2016
4.8/5.0
From the moment my fiance and I met Holly, we knew it was a perfect fit. She has a very warm personality which you immediately gravitate towards. Throughout the 5 month process, Holly really did a great job of personalizing the ceremony to what we wanted, while providing suggestions based on her experience. Her initial questionnaire for us to fill out in advance of meeting her was thorough and left my fiance and I feeling closer to each other after going through the process. Holly also provided a great first draft with ample time to make changes in advance of the wedding. She took all of our feedback and was not pushy at all, and she has a great sense of humor! She had some comments that had the crowd laughing (appropriately) and so many people commented that is seemed like she had known us for years! Overall, we were super comfortable using her and the day of she did a great job! Everyone loved her, including us!
From the moment my fiance and I met Holly, we knew it was a perfect fit. She has a very warm personality which you Read more...
From the moment my fiance and I met Holly, we knew it was a perfect fit. She has a very warm personality which you immediately gravitate towards. Throughout the 5 month process, Holly really did a great job of personalizing the ceremony to what we wanted, while providing suggestions based on her experience. Her initial questionnaire for us to fill out in advance of meeting her was thorough and left my fiance and I feeling closer to each other after going through the process. Holly also provided a great first draft with ample time to make changes in advance of the wedding. She took all of our feedback and was not pushy at all, and she has a great sense of humor! She had some comments that had the crowd laughing (appropriately) and so many people commented that is seemed like she had known us for years! Overall, we were super comfortable using her and the day of she did a great job! Everyone loved her, including us! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Holly for our wedding last summer and she was absolutely incredible. When we first met with her we felt instantly calmed and comfortable and knew we made the right decision. She was very open to whatever we had in mind for the ceremony, but also provided the perfect amount of recommendations, ideas, guidance, etc. without being remotely pushy so we could consider all options. She also took the time to get to know us, which allowed her to make our ceremony more personal and meaningful.

The ceremony ended up being everything that we hoped it would be and more. It felt so special and personal and our guests felt that as well - we received plenty of compliments on how she presented our story and love for one another. We very highly recommend Holly for whatever type of ceremony you are having (we went with non-denominational, but again she was accommodating to anything). It truly was an extra special day thanks to her.
We hired Holly for our wedding last summer and she was absolutely incredible. When we first met with her we felt instantly Read more...
We hired Holly for our wedding last summer and she was absolutely incredible. When we first met with her we felt instantly calmed and comfortable and knew we made the right decision. She was very open to whatever we had in mind for the ceremony, but also provided the perfect amount of recommendations, ideas, guidance, etc. without being remotely pushy so we could consider all options. She also took the time to get to know us, which allowed her to make our ceremony more personal and meaningful.

The ceremony ended up being everything that we hoped it would be and more. It felt so special and personal and our guests felt that as well - we received plenty of compliments on how she presented our story and love for one another. We very highly recommend Holly for whatever type of ceremony you are having (we went with non-denominational, but again she was accommodating to anything). It truly was an extra special day thanks to her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Holly was amazing and so caring. She made us and everyone there feel so special. So many people asked how we knew Holly and how she knew so much about us. It felt like she got to know us personally and how we wanted our wedding to feel like. We couldn't have been happier! She is an incredible person and we enjoyed getting to know her. HIGHLY recommend!!!
Reverend Holly was amazing and so caring. She made us and everyone there feel so special. So many people asked how we knew Read more...
Reverend Holly was amazing and so caring. She made us and everyone there feel so special. So many people asked how we knew Holly and how she knew so much about us. It felt like she got to know us personally and how we wanted our wedding to feel like. We couldn't have been happier! She is an incredible person and we enjoyed getting to know her. HIGHLY recommend!!! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Holly is a gift of a human being, and was the perfect compliment to our ceremony, in fact, without her it wouldn't have been what it was. I had people telling me for DAYS after what a wonderfully flowing, written, and touching ceremony we had. Reverend Holly did a couple pre-marital counseling sessions with my fiance and I, and I truly believe this assisted in the wonderfully coordinated ceremony. My husband and I come from two different backgrounds, and she was really able to weave them together and get the crowd involved. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience which is exactly what we wanted. Reverend Holly has inspired me to look into different avenues, for myself, professionally since it is so clear that she loves what she does!!
Reverend Holly is a gift of a human being, and was the perfect compliment to our ceremony, in fact, without her it Read more...
Reverend Holly is a gift of a human being, and was the perfect compliment to our ceremony, in fact, without her it wouldn't have been what it was. I had people telling me for DAYS after what a wonderfully flowing, written, and touching ceremony we had. Reverend Holly did a couple pre-marital counseling sessions with my fiance and I, and I truly believe this assisted in the wonderfully coordinated ceremony. My husband and I come from two different backgrounds, and she was really able to weave them together and get the crowd involved. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience which is exactly what we wanted. Reverend Holly has inspired me to look into different avenues, for myself, professionally since it is so clear that she loves what she does!! Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Holly was so wonderful, we can't recommend her enough!!! She was very responsive and friendly from the beginning and our ceremony was SO perfect. We have had probably 20 different guests tell us how wonderful our officiant was and how amazing our ceremony was. She had just the right amount of emotional and funny moments to keep us smiling the entire time. We would recommend her to anyone!
Holly was so wonderful, we can't recommend her enough!!! She was very responsive and friendly from the beginning and our Read more...
Holly was so wonderful, we can't recommend her enough!!! She was very responsive and friendly from the beginning and our ceremony was SO perfect. We have had probably 20 different guests tell us how wonderful our officiant was and how amazing our ceremony was. She had just the right amount of emotional and funny moments to keep us smiling the entire time. We would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Holly is an angel! If you book her as your officiant you WON'T be disappointed. The ceremony she wrote for our wedding was so beautiful and moving. She had us laughing and tearing up and incorporated a way for our audience to interact too, which I had never seen done before. Every one of my guests came up to tell me how great Holly was and how amazing her verbiage was...the most beautiful ceremony they have ever sat through! Thank you Holly!
Holly is an angel! If you book her as your officiant you WON'T be disappointed. The ceremony she wrote for our wedding was Read more...
Holly is an angel! If you book her as your officiant you WON'T be disappointed. The ceremony she wrote for our wedding was so beautiful and moving. She had us laughing and tearing up and incorporated a way for our audience to interact too, which I had never seen done before. Every one of my guests came up to tell me how great Holly was and how amazing her verbiage was...the most beautiful ceremony they have ever sat through! Thank you Holly! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony. Holly was completely willing to work with us to get everything just perfect. People were so impressed, they thought we had known her for years. I highly recommend Holly!
We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony. Holly was completely willing to work with us to get everything just perfect. Read more...
We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony. Holly was completely willing to work with us to get everything just perfect. People were so impressed, they thought we had known her for years. I highly recommend Holly! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Holly Skinner was great. She performed our ceremony with ease and excitement. She was very nice and we enjoyed telling our story to her. I highly recommend her for all wedding ceremonies.
Reverend Holly Skinner was great. She performed our ceremony with ease and excitement. She was very nice and we enjoyed Read more...
Reverend Holly Skinner was great. She performed our ceremony with ease and excitement. She was very nice and we enjoyed telling our story to her. I highly recommend her for all wedding ceremonies. Read less
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