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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?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist

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Recently Married
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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
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2/21/2015
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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
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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
Services Used: Officiant
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Sandy
Wedding:
1/30/2015
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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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Armando
Wedding:
1/18/2015
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Brian is absolutely incredible! He took time to sit with us over coffee to ask questions about our lives to accurately deliver during the ceremony. He sincerely cared and made our moment truly special. He spoke beautifully with a clear and heartwarming tone. We are spiritual and Brian was able to not only provide us with a beautiful reading, but also gave us advice on the meaning of marriage. We would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to get married. Thank you Brian for an unforgettable ceremony!!!
Brian is absolutely incredible! He took time to sit with us over coffee to ask questions about our lives to accurately Read more...
Brian is absolutely incredible! He took time to sit with us over coffee to ask questions about our lives to accurately deliver during the ceremony. He sincerely cared and made our moment truly special. He spoke beautifully with a clear and heartwarming tone. We are spiritual and Brian was able to not only provide us with a beautiful reading, but also gave us advice on the meaning of marriage. We would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to get married. Thank you Brian for an unforgettable ceremony!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Dani
Wedding:
11/23/2014
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Brian was exceptional to work with! My husband and I were able to meet with Brian and arrange a private beach ceremony in Carmel. We are also using Brian to be the officiant for a family/friend larger celebration in September of 2015. Brian was interested in getting to know Chris and I and wrote a beautiful ceremony that captured both of our personalities and love for one another. We would highly recommend Brian to be the officiant for anybody's wedding.
Brian was exceptional to work with! My husband and I were able to meet with Brian and arrange a private beach ceremony in Read more...
Brian was exceptional to work with! My husband and I were able to meet with Brian and arrange a private beach ceremony in Carmel. We are also using Brian to be the officiant for a family/friend larger celebration in September of 2015. Brian was interested in getting to know Chris and I and wrote a beautiful ceremony that captured both of our personalities and love for one another. We would highly recommend Brian to be the officiant for anybody's wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/23/2014
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Brian is the best!! After being engaged for 2 years we decided last minute to get married while in California on vacation. As we are from New York Brian was great at helping us choose a beach location. Brian helped us put together details as well as making some wonderful suggestions, taking the stress away. The ceremony was personal and touching. Brian made our dream come true. Thank you Brian!!
Brian is the best!! After being engaged for 2 years we decided last minute to get married while in California on vacation. Read more...
Brian is the best!! After being engaged for 2 years we decided last minute to get married while in California on vacation. As we are from New York Brian was great at helping us choose a beach location. Brian helped us put together details as well as making some wonderful suggestions, taking the stress away. The ceremony was personal and touching. Brian made our dream come true. Thank you Brian!! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
11/15/2014
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From the moment we reached out to Brian, he was very responsive and courteous. He got back to our e-mails quickly, and when we met him in person, we knew he was the right person for our wedding based on his professionalism and warm personality. Plus, we felt that his fees was right on the spot. We definitely felt we got a great service value from Brian.

I would highly recommend Brian for anyone's wedding, he definitely takes good care of you!
From the moment we reached out to Brian, he was very responsive and courteous. He got back to our e-mails quickly, and Read more...
From the moment we reached out to Brian, he was very responsive and courteous. He got back to our e-mails quickly, and when we met him in person, we knew he was the right person for our wedding based on his professionalism and warm personality. Plus, we felt that his fees was right on the spot. We definitely felt we got a great service value from Brian.

I would highly recommend Brian for anyone's wedding, he definitely takes good care of you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Cynthia
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. When I first contacted him, I was unsure of the location. All I knew was that I wanted a small outdoor ceremony at the beach. I was not familar with the area so Brian suggested a few locations. The one we picked was perfect!
The ceremony was beautiful. He created a well written, very personalized ceremony and even offered to help us write our vows. I could not have been happier with the outcome.
Brian was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. When I first contacted him, I was unsure of the location. All I Read more...
Brian was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. When I first contacted him, I was unsure of the location. All I knew was that I wanted a small outdoor ceremony at the beach. I was not familar with the area so Brian suggested a few locations. The one we picked was perfect!
The ceremony was beautiful. He created a well written, very personalized ceremony and even offered to help us write our vows. I could not have been happier with the outcome. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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