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Life Celebrations

Carmel , CA
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 22673
Carmel, CA 93922 US (map)

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831-277-5171

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ABOUT US

My name is Brian Lyke, and I began Life Celebrations twenty two years ago when I realized how hard it is for people who have no connection to a faith community to find the right person... Read more
My name is Brian Lyke, and I began Life Celebrations twenty two years ago when I realized how hard it is for people who have no connection to a faith community to find the right person to officiate a wedding, or preside at a memorial service, or create a ceremony to celebrate and honor any other time of transition in their life. Having been a college chaplain, a hospice chaplain and a pastor, I've been blessed to be able to support and assist many individuals and families through the big transitions of life, and though no longer serving a church, I want to continue to be an active resource for those who may want my services.

I've been especially delighted to receive a call or email from a couple I've married asking if I could do a christening for their baby. And I've also presided at memorial services for those I've married when they made the transition to the Spirit world. Having developed a relationship with me for their wedding, they asked me to preside at the memorial service. It's a great gift to be able to serve people in times of joy and in times of crisis.

I love doing vow renewal ceremonies for couples who want to reaffirm their love and commitment. Some couples want to do this after having endured a time of struggle and challenge in their relationship. Hearing their story and giving voice to their victory over the difficulties they've faced is a joy for us all. And other couples just want to celebrate the love between them by reaffirming the vows they made some years earlier.

My spiritual journey has given me a great appreciation for the truths that are found in all spiritual traditions. I'm not someone who believes there is only one way to God, so I'm happy to work with people of any faith, or people of no faith. And I enjoy creating ceremonies that are personal and reflect the values and intentions of each couple. Please see my website for more information: www.lifecelebrations.org Read less
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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, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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Bruce
Wedding:
4/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a small wedding on the beach, ok, and elopement, which Brian officiated and it was great. We had no idea of what to expect or how to do this but Brian helped to make it a memorable and 'important' event. Super easy to work with and caring and sweet.
We had a small wedding on the beach, ok, and elopement, which Brian officiated and it was great. We had no idea of what to Read more...
We had a small wedding on the beach, ok, and elopement, which Brian officiated and it was great. We had no idea of what to expect or how to do this but Brian helped to make it a memorable and 'important' event. Super easy to work with and caring and sweet. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
As we planned our wedding last year, my wife and I were focused on hosting an event that felt as intimate and personal as possible to our small number of friends and family attending. However, having a destination wedding brings some inherent challenges to achieving that goal, especially when it comes to finding the right officiant.

Fortunately, we found Brian.

After just a couple of phone calls and a brief in-person meeting leading up to our wedding, Brian was able to craft a ceremony that felt so personal to me, Natalie and all of our friends and family. Furthermore, he was able to incorporate just the right balance of spirituality and a foundation of Christian values (something that was very important to us) without being heavy-handed and overly scripted with too many religious overtones.

Thanks to Brian, we were able to have just the wedding that we had hoped to have, and we couldn’t recommend him more.
As we planned our wedding last year, my wife and I were focused on hosting an event that felt as intimate and personal as Read more...
As we planned our wedding last year, my wife and I were focused on hosting an event that felt as intimate and personal as possible to our small number of friends and family attending. However, having a destination wedding brings some inherent challenges to achieving that goal, especially when it comes to finding the right officiant.

Fortunately, we found Brian.

After just a couple of phone calls and a brief in-person meeting leading up to our wedding, Brian was able to craft a ceremony that felt so personal to me, Natalie and all of our friends and family. Furthermore, he was able to incorporate just the right balance of spirituality and a foundation of Christian values (something that was very important to us) without being heavy-handed and overly scripted with too many religious overtones.

Thanks to Brian, we were able to have just the wedding that we had hoped to have, and we couldn’t recommend him more. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke is an amazing guy with a talent for outlining and presenting the perfect ceremony specifically for you! We are a same sex couple and we couldn't be happier with how Brian spoke at our wedding! He has a way of making it so special and unique to you and your partner! We would definitely recommend Brian if you're looking to have the perfect wedding ceremony!
Brian Lyke is an amazing guy with a talent for outlining and presenting the perfect ceremony specifically for you! We are Read more...
Brian Lyke is an amazing guy with a talent for outlining and presenting the perfect ceremony specifically for you! We are a same sex couple and we couldn't be happier with how Brian spoke at our wedding! He has a way of making it so special and unique to you and your partner! We would definitely recommend Brian if you're looking to have the perfect wedding ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian officiated our wedding recently on March 28th and we could not have been more pleased with his services. Like many couples, we had a number of familial issues that can at times be challenging to navigate on an occasion as singularly important and unique as a wedding. Luckily, Brian was able to put our concerns at ease and masterfully craft the ceremony in a way that was both reverential and respectful of our family dynamics.
Brian was able to offer a series of vows, readings, and rites that enabled my wife and I to customize our wedding ceremony to reflect our personalities and give us control over the language and tone of our special day. During our rehearsal, Brian arrived promptly and provided a good sense of direction to the wedding party and was able to seamlessly integrate his responsibilities with that of the venue in such a way that we had no hitches in the wedding. On the day of our wedding, Brian showed up well dressed and well prepared for the ceremony, and again briefed my wife and I on some of the more subtle nuances that we would experience. The ceremony was flawless, participatory, fun, and more importantly—unforgettable. We received many compliments afterwards for how beautiful the ceremony was and received even higher praise for the vows that Brian was able to expertly craft with our input. Our wedding ceremony would not have been the same without Brian Lyke and my wife and I would highly recommend him to those looking for a wedding officiant in the future!
Brian officiated our wedding recently on March 28th and we could not have been more pleased with his services. Like many Read more...
Brian officiated our wedding recently on March 28th and we could not have been more pleased with his services. Like many couples, we had a number of familial issues that can at times be challenging to navigate on an occasion as singularly important and unique as a wedding. Luckily, Brian was able to put our concerns at ease and masterfully craft the ceremony in a way that was both reverential and respectful of our family dynamics.
Brian was able to offer a series of vows, readings, and rites that enabled my wife and I to customize our wedding ceremony to reflect our personalities and give us control over the language and tone of our special day. During our rehearsal, Brian arrived promptly and provided a good sense of direction to the wedding party and was able to seamlessly integrate his responsibilities with that of the venue in such a way that we had no hitches in the wedding. On the day of our wedding, Brian showed up well dressed and well prepared for the ceremony, and again briefed my wife and I on some of the more subtle nuances that we would experience. The ceremony was flawless, participatory, fun, and more importantly—unforgettable. We received many compliments afterwards for how beautiful the ceremony was and received even higher praise for the vows that Brian was able to expertly craft with our input. Our wedding ceremony would not have been the same without Brian Lyke and my wife and I would highly recommend him to those looking for a wedding officiant in the future! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian is an amazing person and his positive energy and deep understanding of love truly shines through in his work. We eloped in Big Sur CA and he was very informative and helpful when it came to the logistics and marriage certificate. This day was very monumental and special moment in our lives and I couldn't imagine anyone better to officiate our ceremony!! Thank you again Brian for being apart of our specail day!
Brian is an amazing person and his positive energy and deep understanding of love truly shines through in his work. We Read more...
Brian is an amazing person and his positive energy and deep understanding of love truly shines through in his work. We eloped in Big Sur CA and he was very informative and helpful when it came to the logistics and marriage certificate. This day was very monumental and special moment in our lives and I couldn't imagine anyone better to officiate our ceremony!! Thank you again Brian for being apart of our specail day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brian was referred to us by the staff at Ventana Inn, as we were planning to be married onsite. From our first contact, Brian was responsive and professional. His website was very helpful with information and sample vows, etc. When we met, Brian paid attention to our conversation and incorporated much of what he learning into our ceremony, appearing to effortlessly personalize his remarks and make it sound as if he'd known us for years instead of hours.

Our wedding vows were private (we eloped), and it was still a joy to have Brian both witness our commitment and facilitate our ceremony. We can't recommend him highly enough.
Brian was referred to us by the staff at Ventana Inn, as we were planning to be married onsite. From our first contact, Read more...
Brian was referred to us by the staff at Ventana Inn, as we were planning to be married onsite. From our first contact, Brian was responsive and professional. His website was very helpful with information and sample vows, etc. When we met, Brian paid attention to our conversation and incorporated much of what he learning into our ceremony, appearing to effortlessly personalize his remarks and make it sound as if he'd known us for years instead of hours.

Our wedding vows were private (we eloped), and it was still a joy to have Brian both witness our commitment and facilitate our ceremony. We can't recommend him highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Nelia
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were able to meet with him months before the wedding and get to know him. Brian wanted to know all about us, how we met, our families, family history. He made us so comfortable and excited to have him as the one to marry us. On our wedding day, he was perfect. He made our ceremony so personal and also interacted with the crowd. We could not have chosen better than Brian Lyke.
Brian was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were able to meet with him months before the wedding and get to know him. Read more...
Brian was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were able to meet with him months before the wedding and get to know him. Brian wanted to know all about us, how we met, our families, family history. He made us so comfortable and excited to have him as the one to marry us. On our wedding day, he was perfect. He made our ceremony so personal and also interacted with the crowd. We could not have chosen better than Brian Lyke. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jamie
Wedding:
2/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian did an amazing job before, during, and after our wedding. He took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personalized and special. There were several comments by the patrons of our wedding commending his services as well.
Brian did an amazing job before, during, and after our wedding. He took the time to ensure that our ceremony was Read more...
Brian did an amazing job before, during, and after our wedding. He took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personalized and special. There were several comments by the patrons of our wedding commending his services as well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amber
Wedding:
2/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian Lykes was great! He delivered a sincere ceremony for my husband and I! Great guy:)
Brian Lykes was great! He delivered a sincere ceremony for my husband and I! Great guy:)
Brian Lykes was great! He delivered a sincere ceremony for my husband and I! Great guy:) Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
1/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian, thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did to make our day special! From our initial meeting where we got to know you to the suggestion of readings and vows to the knowledge of different ceremonial traditions to the rehearsal and finally the big day YOU made everything flow perfectly, adding special personal touches to make this day memorable for us! Thank you!!
Brian, thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did to make our day special! From our initial meeting where we got to know you Read more...
Brian, thank you so much for EVERYTHING you did to make our day special! From our initial meeting where we got to know you to the suggestion of readings and vows to the knowledge of different ceremonial traditions to the rehearsal and finally the big day YOU made everything flow perfectly, adding special personal touches to make this day memorable for us! Thank you!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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