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I Do Weddings

Rancho Mirage , CA
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286 Loch Lomond Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 US (map)

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760-898-5157
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Wedding Officiant/Celebrant/Clergy
Marriage Officiant/Celebrant for Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio and La Quinta, California “I Do” Weddings. Our name says it all,... Read more
Wedding Officiant/Celebrant/Clergy
Marriage Officiant/Celebrant for Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio and La Quinta, California “I Do” Weddings. Our name says it all, well, mostly. Our goal is to invite you to experience the magic of the Coachella Valley for your special wedding day. From a simple service to a multi day event, there are facilities in our desert to create memories. From atop the mountain at 8000 feet overlooking Palm Springs and the Valley beyond to a quiet simple golf course wedding, you are sure to find just the perfect location. And we would be pleased to assist. Golf courses, country clubs, resort hotels, countless restaurants, even a wedding while boating on a lake are just some of the possibilities. The goal of “I Do” Weddings is to make your wedding day truly unique and as stress free as possible. The first step is to call or meet to discuss your plans. We’ll then work together to create a custom wedding ceremony with the vows you would like to share with each other. We coordinate with your location manager and wedding participants to assure everyone understands their role for your day. We perform all types of wedding ceremonies from traditional to contemporary, religious to non-denominational, formal to short notice, for all couples. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, there are hundreds of beautiful locations in the desert
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Discussed with the couple to complement their ideas--from casual to suit to formal robes and vestments
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely, all ceremonies are custom written
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of Course. I have a selection ideas to assist.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. The ceremonies are designed with each couple. I have collected dozens of readings that are appropriate to help find a reading.
How long are your ceremonies?
The couple determines the length, usually 20-30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.

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Shannon
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim was extremely helpful an informative from the very beginning of our process through following up on making sure we knew what to do to get our marriage certificates after our wedding was finished. He spent a lot of time making sure our ceremony was perfect for us and our family. We had a very small wedding and everyone complimented us on how beautiful the ceremony was. We planned a destination wedding and he even went above and beyond to recommend other vendors for our special day. We couldn't have been more thrilled with our selection of Jim as our offiiant.
Jim was extremely helpful an informative from the very beginning of our process through following up on making sure we Read more...
Jim was extremely helpful an informative from the very beginning of our process through following up on making sure we knew what to do to get our marriage certificates after our wedding was finished. He spent a lot of time making sure our ceremony was perfect for us and our family. We had a very small wedding and everyone complimented us on how beautiful the ceremony was. We planned a destination wedding and he even went above and beyond to recommend other vendors for our special day. We couldn't have been more thrilled with our selection of Jim as our offiiant. Read less
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Rory Shaw
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
This is the letter I wrote to Jim, the day after my daughter's wedding...it says it all:
Jim,
I loved every single minute of the service for The new Mr. And Mrs. Stash Karandanis....it was everything I had hoped my daughter's wedding would be. You incorporated every bit of the two of them, our two families, and two cultures with warmth, humor, tradition, and prayer.
Thank you. I wish you had stayed for the reception so you could have heard the compliments....everyone said it was the most fun wedding ceremony they had ever attended.
I am so happy that you will be part of our next celebration. My son, Will was so impressed with
your few words and how much they spoke he approached you immediately after his sister Allison's ceremony and asked you to perform he and his fiancé Brittany's wedding in August.
You are truly the best.
Rory Shaw
This is the letter I wrote to Jim, the day after my daughter's wedding...it says it all:
Jim,
I loved every Read more...
This is the letter I wrote to Jim, the day after my daughter's wedding...it says it all:
Jim,
I loved every single minute of the service for The new Mr. And Mrs. Stash Karandanis....it was everything I had hoped my daughter's wedding would be. You incorporated every bit of the two of them, our two families, and two cultures with warmth, humor, tradition, and prayer.
Thank you. I wish you had stayed for the reception so you could have heard the compliments....everyone said it was the most fun wedding ceremony they had ever attended.
I am so happy that you will be part of our next celebration. My son, Will was so impressed with
your few words and how much they spoke he approached you immediately after his sister Allison's ceremony and asked you to perform he and his fiancé Brittany's wedding in August.
You are truly the best.
Rory Shaw Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
12/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim was wonderful and a pleasure to work with! Not only did he make every effort to get to know the groom and myself before the ceremony but he felt like he was a part of the family the day-of. He gave me some great advice regarding preparation details & how to conduct the ceremony and I'm so thankful that he did! I would highly recommend working with him for your special occasion!
Jim was wonderful and a pleasure to work with! Not only did he make every effort to get to know the groom and myself Read more...
Jim was wonderful and a pleasure to work with! Not only did he make every effort to get to know the groom and myself before the ceremony but he felt like he was a part of the family the day-of. He gave me some great advice regarding preparation details & how to conduct the ceremony and I'm so thankful that he did! I would highly recommend working with him for your special occasion! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough what a pleasure it was to work with James. He made us feel listened to and contributed ideas specific to our needs. He came up with a ceremony that I am still getting messages about how special and intimate it was. He has a great, warm presence, excellent speaking voice and is a top notch professional in handling all officiant services, responding quickly to any questions I had. I would not hesitate to reccomend him to my nearest and dearest. In the midst of chaotic wedding planning this was one area that made my life easier and I knew I could rest easy in good hands. You can tell he loves what he does too which meant a lot to us as well. :)
I cannot express enough what a pleasure it was to work with James. He made us feel listened to and contributed ideas Read more...
I cannot express enough what a pleasure it was to work with James. He made us feel listened to and contributed ideas specific to our needs. He came up with a ceremony that I am still getting messages about how special and intimate it was. He has a great, warm presence, excellent speaking voice and is a top notch professional in handling all officiant services, responding quickly to any questions I had. I would not hesitate to reccomend him to my nearest and dearest. In the midst of chaotic wedding planning this was one area that made my life easier and I knew I could rest easy in good hands. You can tell he loves what he does too which meant a lot to us as well. :) Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful back yard wedding, it was everything I could imagine. Our Minster James Kefford spoke a perfect memorable ceremony, We will always cherish!
We had a beautiful back yard wedding, it was everything I could imagine. Our Minster James Kefford spoke a perfect Read more...
We had a beautiful back yard wedding, it was everything I could imagine. Our Minster James Kefford spoke a perfect memorable ceremony, We will always cherish! Read less
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Yana
Wedding:
8/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim was willing to accommodate our wishes with ease and thoughtfulness. He provided a warm, sincere and touching ceremony. We had a short elopement ceremony but Jim made it memorable and personal by allowing us to incorporate readings and our own vows. He was great.
Jim was willing to accommodate our wishes with ease and thoughtfulness. He provided a warm, sincere and touching ceremony. Read more...
Jim was willing to accommodate our wishes with ease and thoughtfulness. He provided a warm, sincere and touching ceremony. We had a short elopement ceremony but Jim made it memorable and personal by allowing us to incorporate readings and our own vows. He was great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
WOW, What an amazing experience. My partner and I have been together for 10 years living in Phoenix for the last 8 of those years. When we heard that we could get married in California, we jumped at the chance. We wanted to get married in Palm Springs and we had no idea where we could get married. So we booked a hotel and drove out on a Friday afternoon. We were going to get married at the place where we got our license, but my partner said that he did not want to remember the recorders office in Indio as the place that we got married. So our friend and witness that was with us got in touch with James Kifford. He was amazing. In one afternoon while driving to Palm Springs, James took care of all our needs. By 4 PM that day we were on a little boat dock over looking this amazing resort style lake on 64 acres. James put together an amazing ceremony and made our day so very special. Our vows were just what we wanted. We are so happy with our experience. Thanks to the ruling by our supreme courts, we can now be married in California and feel like we are treated as equals. We are now looking to move back home to California where we belong.
WOW, What an amazing experience. My partner and I have been together for 10 years living in Phoenix for the last 8 of Read more...
WOW, What an amazing experience. My partner and I have been together for 10 years living in Phoenix for the last 8 of those years. When we heard that we could get married in California, we jumped at the chance. We wanted to get married in Palm Springs and we had no idea where we could get married. So we booked a hotel and drove out on a Friday afternoon. We were going to get married at the place where we got our license, but my partner said that he did not want to remember the recorders office in Indio as the place that we got married. So our friend and witness that was with us got in touch with James Kifford. He was amazing. In one afternoon while driving to Palm Springs, James took care of all our needs. By 4 PM that day we were on a little boat dock over looking this amazing resort style lake on 64 acres. James put together an amazing ceremony and made our day so very special. Our vows were just what we wanted. We are so happy with our experience. Thanks to the ruling by our supreme courts, we can now be married in California and feel like we are treated as equals. We are now looking to move back home to California where we belong. Read less
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GinaMendoza
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
James (Jim) Kefford was amazing as our wedding officiant!

Initially my fiance and I were hesitant to book someone we didn't know, especially someone online, but after reading the reviews from previous brides and grooms, and after meeting Jim in person, we were sure we wanted him to perform as our officiant.

Jim was timely in getting back to us throughout the months before the wedding. He went over the readings, our vows and certain aspects of the ceremony.
At wedding rehearsal, Jim was there early to meet everyone and got all the marriage license/certification forms taken care of right away. During wedding rehearsal, he also spent time to go through the whole ceremony with the bridal party (which helped immensely!).
The day of, Jim performed the ceremony smoothly and confidently. With over 150 guests Jim's voice could be heard by everyone at the ceremony. Many of my guests complimented our choice of officiant. Jim is not only a great officiant with a booming voice, but he's also a very kind and caring person.
I definitely recommend him as a wedding officiant!
James (Jim) Kefford was amazing as our wedding officiant!

Initially my fiance and I were hesitant to book Read more...
James (Jim) Kefford was amazing as our wedding officiant!

Initially my fiance and I were hesitant to book someone we didn't know, especially someone online, but after reading the reviews from previous brides and grooms, and after meeting Jim in person, we were sure we wanted him to perform as our officiant.

Jim was timely in getting back to us throughout the months before the wedding. He went over the readings, our vows and certain aspects of the ceremony.
At wedding rehearsal, Jim was there early to meet everyone and got all the marriage license/certification forms taken care of right away. During wedding rehearsal, he also spent time to go through the whole ceremony with the bridal party (which helped immensely!).
The day of, Jim performed the ceremony smoothly and confidently. With over 150 guests Jim's voice could be heard by everyone at the ceremony. Many of my guests complimented our choice of officiant. Jim is not only a great officiant with a booming voice, but he's also a very kind and caring person.
I definitely recommend him as a wedding officiant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jim was a pleasure to work with. He strives to create the ceremony that YOU want but can still offer his advise on certain aspects if you choose. Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned!!!
Jim was a pleasure to work with. He strives to create the ceremony that YOU want but can still offer his advise on certain Read more...
Jim was a pleasure to work with. He strives to create the ceremony that YOU want but can still offer his advise on certain aspects if you choose. Our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned!!! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
James was a pleasure to work with! He was very flexible, easy to contact & provided us with structure & assistance we needed to prepare our wedding ceremony as we envisioned. He kept us on track as we had a shorter time frame in planning our small destination wedding. He personalized our ceremony as if we had met in person & worked with each other awhile! He was very professional & I especially appreciated him wearing purple to match our decor! We would highly recommend James Kefford for your ceremony & our willing to speak or email anyone who has questions or would like a reference.

Val and Mike Lintner
James was a pleasure to work with! He was very flexible, easy to contact & provided us with structure & assistance we Read more...
James was a pleasure to work with! He was very flexible, easy to contact & provided us with structure & assistance we needed to prepare our wedding ceremony as we envisioned. He kept us on track as we had a shorter time frame in planning our small destination wedding. He personalized our ceremony as if we had met in person & worked with each other awhile! He was very professional & I especially appreciated him wearing purple to match our decor! We would highly recommend James Kefford for your ceremony & our willing to speak or email anyone who has questions or would like a reference.

Val and Mike Lintner Read less
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