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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

WEBSITE

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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?
Less than 30 Mins.

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richard
Wedding:
5/20/2017
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Marissa
Wedding:
5/10/2017
5.0/5.0
My husband and I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Brian! We live in PA and decided to elope in Big Sur, CA. We didnt know where to even begin considering we had never even been to that part of CA before. Once I reached out to Brian he was quick to reply and quide us through everything from the ceremony, to obtaining our license, to the best place to stay in Big Sur. He made us feel connected during the entire process! When our big day came, he was on time and professional. He made us feel calm, and right at home! He created the most beautiful ceremony, exactly what my husband and I wanted! To top it off, he knew of a secret location for the ceremony that was abosolutely breathtaking! We HIGHLY recommend Brian!
My husband and I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Brian! We live in PA and decided to elope in Big Read more...
My husband and I can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Brian! We live in PA and decided to elope in Big Sur, CA. We didnt know where to even begin considering we had never even been to that part of CA before. Once I reached out to Brian he was quick to reply and quide us through everything from the ceremony, to obtaining our license, to the best place to stay in Big Sur. He made us feel connected during the entire process! When our big day came, he was on time and professional. He made us feel calm, and right at home! He created the most beautiful ceremony, exactly what my husband and I wanted! To top it off, he knew of a secret location for the ceremony that was abosolutely breathtaking! We HIGHLY recommend Brian! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
4/22/2017
5.0/5.0
Brian had some great ideas for the service that I never would have thought of. Listen to his ideas.
Brian had some great ideas for the service that I never would have thought of. Listen to his ideas.
Brian had some great ideas for the service that I never would have thought of. Listen to his ideas. Read less
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Shanda
Wedding:
4/15/2017
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We interviewed a few different people to marry us but the minute I spoke to Brian I knew he was the one :)
He's happy, fun and grounded in scripture without being too biblical. Meaning we go to church weekly and wanted our marriage built around scripture but also wanted people who don't go to church to feel connected to the ceremony. We couldn't be happier with Brian.. He is the BEST in my opinion!
We interviewed a few different people to marry us but the minute I spoke to Brian I knew he was the one :)
He's happy, Read more...
We interviewed a few different people to marry us but the minute I spoke to Brian I knew he was the one :)
He's happy, fun and grounded in scripture without being too biblical. Meaning we go to church weekly and wanted our marriage built around scripture but also wanted people who don't go to church to feel connected to the ceremony. We couldn't be happier with Brian.. He is the BEST in my opinion! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/1/2017
5.0/5.0
Brian was available at the last minute to officiate my wedding on 4.1.17 due to a cancellation from my previous Officiant. Brian was very flexible and listed to my needs. He created a beautiful ceremony for our beach wedding and couldn't of asked for more. He was on time, even when I wasn't due to some parking issues along the beach in Monterey. He was courteous and very quick to send us a copy of our marriage license in the mail. We received it right when we go back from our honeymoon! I would highly recommend Brian to you if you are looking for an Officiant for your wedding!
Brian was available at the last minute to officiate my wedding on 4.1.17 due to a cancellation from my previous Officiant. Read more...
Brian was available at the last minute to officiate my wedding on 4.1.17 due to a cancellation from my previous Officiant. Brian was very flexible and listed to my needs. He created a beautiful ceremony for our beach wedding and couldn't of asked for more. He was on time, even when I wasn't due to some parking issues along the beach in Monterey. He was courteous and very quick to send us a copy of our marriage license in the mail. We received it right when we go back from our honeymoon! I would highly recommend Brian to you if you are looking for an Officiant for your wedding! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/8/2017
5.0/5.0
Brian was not only willing to perform our ceremony, but he agreed on very short notice to help, and provided several beautiful ceremony examples and gorgeous wedding sites from which to choose. As he performed the ceremony, we could feel his sincerity and genuine interest and care for our vows as well as the way we wanted them to be spoken. We feel he was "meant to be" our officiant and we are thankful he responded so quickly and positively to our request for his services. He even helped us take photos following our beautiful, intimate, meaningful wedding on the Carmel Beach bluff. I recommend him to anyone who wants a true, genuine, helpful and thorough person to help with your wedding vows/ceremony.
Brian was not only willing to perform our ceremony, but he agreed on very short notice to help, and provided several Read more...
Brian was not only willing to perform our ceremony, but he agreed on very short notice to help, and provided several beautiful ceremony examples and gorgeous wedding sites from which to choose. As he performed the ceremony, we could feel his sincerity and genuine interest and care for our vows as well as the way we wanted them to be spoken. We feel he was "meant to be" our officiant and we are thankful he responded so quickly and positively to our request for his services. He even helped us take photos following our beautiful, intimate, meaningful wedding on the Carmel Beach bluff. I recommend him to anyone who wants a true, genuine, helpful and thorough person to help with your wedding vows/ceremony. Read less
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Fallon
Wedding:
2/11/2017
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married by Brian 2/11/17.
Brian is an expert at working with people. My husband and I met with him for 30 minutes and proceeded to pick vows and readings from his inventory by e-mail exchanges. With this little information he transformed a beautiful ceremony, which was genuine and told our story impeccably.

He is a genius of capturing personalities and creating a personal and heartfelt ceremony. It's as if he knew us for years. I highly recommend his services.

Thank you Brian!!!
My husband and I were married by Brian 2/11/17.
Brian is an expert at working with people. My husband and I met with Read more...
My husband and I were married by Brian 2/11/17.
Brian is an expert at working with people. My husband and I met with him for 30 minutes and proceeded to pick vows and readings from his inventory by e-mail exchanges. With this little information he transformed a beautiful ceremony, which was genuine and told our story impeccably.

He is a genius of capturing personalities and creating a personal and heartfelt ceremony. It's as if he knew us for years. I highly recommend his services.

Thank you Brian!!! Read less
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Hailey
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He was timely, courteous, calming and patient to insure our event was perfect. I would recommend Brian to anyone who needs an officiant for their wedding day. Thanks for a wonderful ceremony Brian!
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He Read more...
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He was timely, courteous, calming and patient to insure our event was perfect. I would recommend Brian to anyone who needs an officiant for their wedding day. Thanks for a wonderful ceremony Brian! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our anniversary with renewing our vows on the beach. Being the procrastinator that I am I waited a few days before to try and figure out details but to my luck Brian was available. We talked on the phone for a bit I gave him some background on our history as a couple and followed up by sending him a link to our wedding video. On the day of we met Brian at Carmel beach around sunset and nothing could have prepared me for the touching sermon he created. With our conversation and wedding video, he created the most beautifully personalized ceremony. My husband and I both were teary-eyed from his touching words. Don't hesitate book Brian! He is truly amazing and you can see the passion he has for helping couples celebrate their love.
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our Read more...
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our anniversary with renewing our vows on the beach. Being the procrastinator that I am I waited a few days before to try and figure out details but to my luck Brian was available. We talked on the phone for a bit I gave him some background on our history as a couple and followed up by sending him a link to our wedding video. On the day of we met Brian at Carmel beach around sunset and nothing could have prepared me for the touching sermon he created. With our conversation and wedding video, he created the most beautifully personalized ceremony. My husband and I both were teary-eyed from his touching words. Don't hesitate book Brian! He is truly amazing and you can see the passion he has for helping couples celebrate their love. Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
11/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture everything we wanted to include in our ceremony and more. He was extremely kind with his words which resonated deeply with all in attendance. Thank you Brian, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and having you officiate our wedding, the ceremony will always hold a very special place in our hearts!
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture everything we wanted to include in our ceremony and more. He was extremely kind with his words which resonated deeply with all in attendance. Thank you Brian, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and having you officiate our wedding, the ceremony will always hold a very special place in our hearts! Read less
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