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Life Celebrations

Carmel , CA

LOCATION

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

My name is Brian Lyke, and I began Life Celebrations twenty 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... Read more
My name is Brian Lyke, and I began Life Celebrations twenty 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 a memorial service for a man I married when he was killed in a motorcycle accident. Having used me for their wedding, they thought of me when this tragedy struck. 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 earler.

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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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact most of the ceremonies I do are out of doors.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a suit or a robe. I'll let you decide what's appropriate for your wedding.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I believe every couple has the right to make the commitment in their own words. However, I want to review everything before I put it in the ceremony. Sometimes couples put a ceremony together and expect me to read/say it, as if it comes from me. I always need to reserve the right to edit and revise anything I receive so that it truly reflects my values and views and has integrity.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes! And I counsel them not to make them too long and not to say every possible thing they could say to declare their love and commitment. They have to say these words and in saying them before their friends and family they may find it hard to get through them when
 and if the tears come. Short is good!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have readings I'm happy to share and I welcome couples to find their own. Having a reading that speaks their mind and heart is a valuable addition to the wedding ceremony.
How long are your ceremonies?
Most of my ceremonies are in the 20 minute range. Some may be longer but length does not necessarily translate into quality.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I offer premarital counseling and encourage couples to do it, either with me or with another trusted counselor. I do not require it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I think it's important to do a rehearsal so that everyone involved in the ceremony is comfortable and knows what to expect. I am always involved in the rehearsal; I don't leave it to the wedding coordinator.
Do you supply a sound system?
I do not provide a sound system. Most DJ's or venues provide one.

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Kate
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was awesome! A fantastic partner for planning and carrying out your wedding. He was very attentive and caring... Sincerely, I felt he was with me every step of the way. He genuinely cared about our ceremony and it was apparent in the LOVELY ceremony he prepared for us. He helped to make this very very special day even MORE special. I will never forget his kindness....this is what I wrote to him:


"A heartfelt thank you, Brian, for officiating our ceremony. You wrote a beautiful ceremony. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you for being a special part of our day. You will forever be a part of the most beautiful memory of my life..."
Brian was awesome! A fantastic partner for planning and carrying out your wedding. He was very attentive and caring... Read more...
Brian was awesome! A fantastic partner for planning and carrying out your wedding. He was very attentive and caring... Sincerely, I felt he was with me every step of the way. He genuinely cared about our ceremony and it was apparent in the LOVELY ceremony he prepared for us. He helped to make this very very special day even MORE special. I will never forget his kindness....this is what I wrote to him:


"A heartfelt thank you, Brian, for officiating our ceremony. You wrote a beautiful ceremony. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you for being a special part of our day. You will forever be a part of the most beautiful memory of my life..." Read less
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Ella
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke was our officiant. He was very considerate, calm, articulate and reassuring and he made each person in our family feel special and included. Thank you Brian for officiating our ceremony.
Brian Lyke was our officiant. He was very considerate, calm, articulate and reassuring and he made each person in our Read more...
Brian Lyke was our officiant. He was very considerate, calm, articulate and reassuring and he made each person in our family feel special and included. Thank you Brian for officiating our ceremony. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mr. Lyke was a delight to work with. His responses to my questions whether by phone or e-mail was always prompt and the verbiage he put together for our vows was spot on. I am so glad we were referred to him and I honestly cannot say enough good things about him.
Mr. Lyke was a delight to work with. His responses to my questions whether by phone or e-mail was always prompt and the Read more...
Mr. Lyke was a delight to work with. His responses to my questions whether by phone or e-mail was always prompt and the verbiage he put together for our vows was spot on. I am so glad we were referred to him and I honestly cannot say enough good things about him. Read less
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Clarissa
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian did a beautiful job putting together and officiating our wedding ceremony. We had an interfaith wedding (my family is Filipino Catholic and my husband's family is Russian Jewish) and he did a fantastic job incorporating elements of both of our cultural backgrounds into the ceremony. During the ceremony, Brian was engaging and managed to speak so personally about our relationship that afterwards guests were asking us if he was a family friend! We would highly recommend working with Brian!
Brian did a beautiful job putting together and officiating our wedding ceremony. We had an interfaith wedding (my family Read more...
Brian did a beautiful job putting together and officiating our wedding ceremony. We had an interfaith wedding (my family is Filipino Catholic and my husband's family is Russian Jewish) and he did a fantastic job incorporating elements of both of our cultural backgrounds into the ceremony. During the ceremony, Brian was engaging and managed to speak so personally about our relationship that afterwards guests were asking us if he was a family friend! We would highly recommend working with Brian! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was so wonderful as our wedding officiant. We only met once before the wedding, and we did everything by email and phone since we are located in San Francisco, Peninsula area. Since the very beginning, we knew that Brian was the right choice for us. He is so warm, personable, funny, and truly professional. His voice and the way he spoke during the ceremony was just perfect! Everyone at the wedding enjoyed our wedding ceremony, and we received so many compliments on how great and beautiful our wedding ceremony was. Overall, we would highly recommend contacting Brian to officiate your wedding!
Brian was so wonderful as our wedding officiant. We only met once before the wedding, and we did everything by email and Read more...
Brian was so wonderful as our wedding officiant. We only met once before the wedding, and we did everything by email and phone since we are located in San Francisco, Peninsula area. Since the very beginning, we knew that Brian was the right choice for us. He is so warm, personable, funny, and truly professional. His voice and the way he spoke during the ceremony was just perfect! Everyone at the wedding enjoyed our wedding ceremony, and we received so many compliments on how great and beautiful our wedding ceremony was. Overall, we would highly recommend contacting Brian to officiate your wedding! Read less
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Misa
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke is amazing, I could not have selected a better officiant. He performed an excellent ceremony. This day was so important to me and it was just as important to Brian. Everything was perfect, he covered everything. I left my vows at the hotel and had no idea what I was going to do. I was already running behind and it was too far to run back and get them... sure enough Brian had a couple for me so there were no glitches in the ceremony. It was PERFECT. I highly recommend him, very professional, lovely voice, kind, I could go on forever. I promise you will not be dissappointed if you select him for your wedding.
Brian Lyke is amazing, I could not have selected a better officiant. He performed an excellent ceremony. This day was so Read more...
Brian Lyke is amazing, I could not have selected a better officiant. He performed an excellent ceremony. This day was so important to me and it was just as important to Brian. Everything was perfect, he covered everything. I left my vows at the hotel and had no idea what I was going to do. I was already running behind and it was too far to run back and get them... sure enough Brian had a couple for me so there were no glitches in the ceremony. It was PERFECT. I highly recommend him, very professional, lovely voice, kind, I could go on forever. I promise you will not be dissappointed if you select him for your wedding. Read less
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Carina
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was very wise, helpful, prompt, respectful and, best of all, he listened to our needs before jumping into any conclusions. I believe that is why our wedding came out to be better than what I prayed for. Thank you Mr. Lyke. You were a blessing to both, Sergio and I.
Brian was very wise, helpful, prompt, respectful and, best of all, he listened to our needs before jumping into any Read more...
Brian was very wise, helpful, prompt, respectful and, best of all, he listened to our needs before jumping into any conclusions. I believe that is why our wedding came out to be better than what I prayed for. Thank you Mr. Lyke. You were a blessing to both, Sergio and I. Read less
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Jean
Wedding:
7/1/2014
5.0/5.0
From the beginning Brian was an obvious choice. In the initial interview he 'asked all the right quesions' and from the time we hired him he was quick to respond, sensitive and very helpful. He informed himself of our unique situation (a 21 year engagement!), our beliefs and what we hold important. He gave us wonderful choices for personalizing the ceremony and accepted last minutes changes with grace. He held our hand and was immensely helpful when we ran into an issue with our venue. In the end he gave us a ceremony that reflected who we are as individuals and as a couple and he wove in elements that spoke to us, all with the most elegant, professional persona we could have asked for. Thank you Brian!!
From the beginning Brian was an obvious choice. In the initial interview he 'asked all the right quesions' and from the Read more...
From the beginning Brian was an obvious choice. In the initial interview he 'asked all the right quesions' and from the time we hired him he was quick to respond, sensitive and very helpful. He informed himself of our unique situation (a 21 year engagement!), our beliefs and what we hold important. He gave us wonderful choices for personalizing the ceremony and accepted last minutes changes with grace. He held our hand and was immensely helpful when we ran into an issue with our venue. In the end he gave us a ceremony that reflected who we are as individuals and as a couple and he wove in elements that spoke to us, all with the most elegant, professional persona we could have asked for. Thank you Brian!! Read less
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Alan
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian made us felt very comfortable. We're so happy he performed the ceremony. Although it was just a civil wedding he made us feel like he's our family. It was a very short notice for him yet he made time for us. We couldn't have asked for a better minister! Thank you Brian.
Brian made us felt very comfortable. We're so happy he performed the ceremony. Although it was just a civil wedding he Read more...
Brian made us felt very comfortable. We're so happy he performed the ceremony. Although it was just a civil wedding he made us feel like he's our family. It was a very short notice for him yet he made time for us. We couldn't have asked for a better minister! Thank you Brian. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian did an excellent job as our officiant at my husband's and my wedding. We were planning the wedding long- distance, and Brian was happy to skype with us to prepare for our ceremony. The ceremony was very well done, light hearted and with some humor, but not at all over the top. Brian gave us input as a professional, but also listened to what we wanted. We were very happy with our choice wth Brian, and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Brian did an excellent job as our officiant at my husband's and my wedding. We were planning the wedding long- distance, Read more...
Brian did an excellent job as our officiant at my husband's and my wedding. We were planning the wedding long- distance, and Brian was happy to skype with us to prepare for our ceremony. The ceremony was very well done, light hearted and with some humor, but not at all over the top. Brian gave us input as a professional, but also listened to what we wanted. We were very happy with our choice wth Brian, and would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
5/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian is a wonderful man & a very creative writter. He is the type of person who makes you feel very comfortable right away & really takes the time to understand the kind of ceremony you wish to have & then goes above & beyond anything you had hoped. He wrote such a heartfelt & beautiful ceremony for my husband & I that was so personalized & truly captured our story! We loved it all! Thank you again Brian for making our ceremony extra special. He was also very accomodating & was totally up for the mile long hike out to where we said our vows on a rocky ocean cliff edge. .. So, if you are looking for a great & personal wedding officiant, then Brian is for you!
Brian is a wonderful man & a very creative writter. He is the type of person who makes you feel very comfortable right Read more...
Brian is a wonderful man & a very creative writter. He is the type of person who makes you feel very comfortable right away & really takes the time to understand the kind of ceremony you wish to have & then goes above & beyond anything you had hoped. He wrote such a heartfelt & beautiful ceremony for my husband & I that was so personalized & truly captured our story! We loved it all! Thank you again Brian for making our ceremony extra special. He was also very accomodating & was totally up for the mile long hike out to where we said our vows on a rocky ocean cliff edge. .. So, if you are looking for a great & personal wedding officiant, then Brian is for you! Read less
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MIchele
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke was wonderful. My husband and I initially met with Brian several months before our wedding and we had an instant connection. Brian is warm and spiritual. He took the time to really hear our story and know us. We had several telephone visits and email exchanges prior to our big day. On the big day, it was as if he had known us forever.
Brian Lyke was wonderful. My husband and I initially met with Brian several months before our wedding and we had an Read more...
Brian Lyke was wonderful. My husband and I initially met with Brian several months before our wedding and we had an instant connection. Brian is warm and spiritual. He took the time to really hear our story and know us. We had several telephone visits and email exchanges prior to our big day. On the big day, it was as if he had known us forever. Read less
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Astacianna
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke performed our wedding ceremony. Everything from the start of planning to the final declaration of "man and wife" was beyond exceptional! Brian is a kind and thoughtful man who pays great attention to detail. He took time to get to know us via conversations prior to the wedding and used those chats to make our ceremony very personal, truly a tailor made and one of a kind experience. His goal is to give you the type of ceremony that you desire and, on this, he delivers! We wouldn't change a single thing about our wedding day and we recommend Brian with the highest praise to each and every one considering his services.
Brian Lyke performed our wedding ceremony. Everything from the start of planning to the final declaration of "man and Read more...
Brian Lyke performed our wedding ceremony. Everything from the start of planning to the final declaration of "man and wife" was beyond exceptional! Brian is a kind and thoughtful man who pays great attention to detail. He took time to get to know us via conversations prior to the wedding and used those chats to make our ceremony very personal, truly a tailor made and one of a kind experience. His goal is to give you the type of ceremony that you desire and, on this, he delivers! We wouldn't change a single thing about our wedding day and we recommend Brian with the highest praise to each and every one considering his services. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was amazing as our officiant. He really captured our relationship and his words were so touching. He responded right away to all our emails and concerns. He had great suggestions to make our ceremony special such as a sand ceremony to involve our kids and represent our blended family. He even adjusted during the ceremony when the microphone wasn't working and just continued without it. Overall he was a great guide and support which made our ceremony special for us and all of our guests. We highly recommend him!!!
Brian was amazing as our officiant. He really captured our relationship and his words were so touching. He responded right Read more...
Brian was amazing as our officiant. He really captured our relationship and his words were so touching. He responded right away to all our emails and concerns. He had great suggestions to make our ceremony special such as a sand ceremony to involve our kids and represent our blended family. He even adjusted during the ceremony when the microphone wasn't working and just continued without it. Overall he was a great guide and support which made our ceremony special for us and all of our guests. We highly recommend him!!! Read less
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pam
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome officiant!! He is so good at what he does. He has a great energy is kind, funny! Very professional and great to work with. We loved our ceremony so much more than we thought we would because of what he said!! It was beautiful and perfect for us!! Thanks Brian!! Your'e the best!
Awesome officiant!! He is so good at what he does. He has a great energy is kind, funny! Very professional and great to Read more...
Awesome officiant!! He is so good at what he does. He has a great energy is kind, funny! Very professional and great to work with. We loved our ceremony so much more than we thought we would because of what he said!! It was beautiful and perfect for us!! Thanks Brian!! Your'e the best! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved how Brain personalized for us and got our guests involved during the ceremony!
Loved how Brain personalized for us and got our guests involved during the ceremony!
Loved how Brain personalized for us and got our guests involved during the ceremony! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Brian as our officiant at our wedding. He was wonderful to work with! He made the ceremony very special and related it to my husband and I which can be difficult with only knowing us for a short period of time. He played a vital role in making our wedding ceremony a special moment that we will always remember. I would highly recommend him!
We hired Brian as our officiant at our wedding. He was wonderful to work with! He made the ceremony very special and Read more...
We hired Brian as our officiant at our wedding. He was wonderful to work with! He made the ceremony very special and related it to my husband and I which can be difficult with only knowing us for a short period of time. He played a vital role in making our wedding ceremony a special moment that we will always remember. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were planning our wedding from across the country, so on a quick trip to Monterey, we met with two potential officiants. We liked them both, but in the end, we felt that Brian wasn't only interested in creating a wedding, he was interested in creating a good marriage. From the beginning, he took a lot of time getting to know us and learning about what made our relationship unique. He really listened to what was important to us and created a ceremony that really reflected who we are and why we are together. Throughout the planning process, he was easy to get in contact with and always responded quickly to emails. He gave his opinion when we asked for it, but never imposed it on us when we wanted to do things our own way. We did some unconventional things with our ceremony in terms of the processional and the seating of the families and he was always open to our ideas. We were truly blown away by the beauty and the perfection of the ceremony he created. After the ceremony, my friend asked for a copy everything that was said so she could share it with her husband who wasn't able to attend the wedding. She loved the way he worded everything and wanted her husband to be able to hear/ read it. Speaking of which, Brian gave us a transcript of the entire ceremony, so we can remember it forever! Our wedding was a very special day and I am so thankful that we chose Brian to be our officiant!
My husband and I were planning our wedding from across the country, so on a quick trip to Monterey, we met with two Read more...
My husband and I were planning our wedding from across the country, so on a quick trip to Monterey, we met with two potential officiants. We liked them both, but in the end, we felt that Brian wasn't only interested in creating a wedding, he was interested in creating a good marriage. From the beginning, he took a lot of time getting to know us and learning about what made our relationship unique. He really listened to what was important to us and created a ceremony that really reflected who we are and why we are together. Throughout the planning process, he was easy to get in contact with and always responded quickly to emails. He gave his opinion when we asked for it, but never imposed it on us when we wanted to do things our own way. We did some unconventional things with our ceremony in terms of the processional and the seating of the families and he was always open to our ideas. We were truly blown away by the beauty and the perfection of the ceremony he created. After the ceremony, my friend asked for a copy everything that was said so she could share it with her husband who wasn't able to attend the wedding. She loved the way he worded everything and wanted her husband to be able to hear/ read it. Speaking of which, Brian gave us a transcript of the entire ceremony, so we can remember it forever! Our wedding was a very special day and I am so thankful that we chose Brian to be our officiant! Read less
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alessia
Wedding:
9/11/2013
5.0/5.0
we are an italian couple and we decided to have our wedding in beautiful carmel valley. brian lyke was on holman ranch preferred vendors list and we were taken immediately by his biography and sincere smile on the photo posted on line. we had a good exchange of mails before leaving italy and finally, at meeting brian in person few days before the celebration, we realized we hade made the perfect choice.
brian is a wonderful person but still we didn't expect he would write a ceremony custom made for the two of us and moreover that he would gather such an insight of who we are after such a brief encounter but he did!! and was deep, moving and full of encouragement and good advices about our future together.
thank you brian!
we are an italian couple and we decided to have our wedding in beautiful carmel valley. brian lyke was on holman ranch Read more...
we are an italian couple and we decided to have our wedding in beautiful carmel valley. brian lyke was on holman ranch preferred vendors list and we were taken immediately by his biography and sincere smile on the photo posted on line. we had a good exchange of mails before leaving italy and finally, at meeting brian in person few days before the celebration, we realized we hade made the perfect choice.
brian is a wonderful person but still we didn't expect he would write a ceremony custom made for the two of us and moreover that he would gather such an insight of who we are after such a brief encounter but he did!! and was deep, moving and full of encouragement and good advices about our future together.
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Katy
Wedding:
9/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Ceremony was great, just what we invisioned, Brian was prompt to respond and listened to us.
Ceremony was great, just what we invisioned, Brian was prompt to respond and listened to us.
Ceremony was great, just what we invisioned, Brian was prompt to respond and listened to us. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I cant even begin to express what an absolutely amazing job our officiant Brian Lyke did for our wedding ceremony! From the very beginning, he was extremely helpful and attentive, and provided excellent feedback and advice to make our wedding ceremony exactly how i had envisioned. He was prompt in responding to the many emails I sent and very patient with me which I greatly appreciated. On the day of our wedding, he arrived in a timely manner and provided a very touching ceremony which included everything we discussed plus more. Many of our guests complimented Brian's work as well. I could not have chosen a better officiant and would hands down recommend Brian to any bride and groom looking for an amazing wedding ceremony! Thanks Brian for helping to make our wedding picture perfect and memorable!
I cant even begin to express what an absolutely amazing job our officiant Brian Lyke did for our wedding ceremony! From Read more...
I cant even begin to express what an absolutely amazing job our officiant Brian Lyke did for our wedding ceremony! From the very beginning, he was extremely helpful and attentive, and provided excellent feedback and advice to make our wedding ceremony exactly how i had envisioned. He was prompt in responding to the many emails I sent and very patient with me which I greatly appreciated. On the day of our wedding, he arrived in a timely manner and provided a very touching ceremony which included everything we discussed plus more. Many of our guests complimented Brian's work as well. I could not have chosen a better officiant and would hands down recommend Brian to any bride and groom looking for an amazing wedding ceremony! Thanks Brian for helping to make our wedding picture perfect and memorable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We first met with Brian through Skype since we were planning a destination wedding. A gentle and kind man, he shows a genuine interest in getting to learn about you and will tailor the ceremony towards your wishes to make it more personal.
We first met with Brian through Skype since we were planning a destination wedding. A gentle and kind man, he shows a Read more...
We first met with Brian through Skype since we were planning a destination wedding. A gentle and kind man, he shows a genuine interest in getting to learn about you and will tailor the ceremony towards your wishes to make it more personal. Read less
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Curtis
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
When we first began to plan our wedding in Carmel, we were drawn to Brian’s website and felt compelled that he should be our officiate. We had to do most of the planning over the internet and email since we live in Southern California. Brian’s warm, friendly nature and spiritual guidance came across in our initial phone conversation that ensured us we found the right person for our special day. He asked us specific things about our lives and how we met, and he consulted with us numerous times leading up to our wedding day to be sure we had everything we wanted. During the wedding Brian was soothing, relaxed and delivered a calming, inspiring service. We wrote our own vows and they fit so well as his words communicated what needed to be said. We are so happy that we chose Brian to share with us his spirit and inspiration for our wedding, thank you Brian.
Curtis & Noa
When we first began to plan our wedding in Carmel, we were drawn to Brian’s website and felt compelled that he should be Read more...
When we first began to plan our wedding in Carmel, we were drawn to Brian’s website and felt compelled that he should be our officiate. We had to do most of the planning over the internet and email since we live in Southern California. Brian’s warm, friendly nature and spiritual guidance came across in our initial phone conversation that ensured us we found the right person for our special day. He asked us specific things about our lives and how we met, and he consulted with us numerous times leading up to our wedding day to be sure we had everything we wanted. During the wedding Brian was soothing, relaxed and delivered a calming, inspiring service. We wrote our own vows and they fit so well as his words communicated what needed to be said. We are so happy that we chose Brian to share with us his spirit and inspiration for our wedding, thank you Brian.
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Jeanne
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian created a wonderful ceremony for us. We were very happy and he was great to work with. We got a lot of compliments on the ceremony. It was just perfect, not too short or too long. It was very special and my husband and I recommend Brian:)-
Thanks Brian.
Brian created a wonderful ceremony for us. We were very happy and he was great to work with. We got a lot of compliments Read more...
Brian created a wonderful ceremony for us. We were very happy and he was great to work with. We got a lot of compliments on the ceremony. It was just perfect, not too short or too long. It was very special and my husband and I recommend Brian:)-
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian did an incredible job on my daughters wedding, it was so personal and really captured their relationship. Everybody at the wedding agreed it was the best ceremony ever.
Thanks again
Brian did an incredible job on my daughters wedding, it was so personal and really captured their relationship. Everybody Read more...
Brian did an incredible job on my daughters wedding, it was so personal and really captured their relationship. Everybody at the wedding agreed it was the best ceremony ever.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian is an absolutely wonderful officiate! Trust that he will put together an unforgettable moment for you putting into tears most, if not all, of your ceremony guests. We loved his words and the enthusiasm he carried our wedding ceremony with. He looked sharp and neat in his appearance. He has a gentle soul reflected through his kind eyes. A great person indeed. We loved him and we loved our wedding day much more because of him.

Thank you Brian!

Best,
Danitza and Heriberto
Brian is an absolutely wonderful officiate! Trust that he will put together an unforgettable moment for you putting into Read more...
Brian is an absolutely wonderful officiate! Trust that he will put together an unforgettable moment for you putting into tears most, if not all, of your ceremony guests. We loved his words and the enthusiasm he carried our wedding ceremony with. He looked sharp and neat in his appearance. He has a gentle soul reflected through his kind eyes. A great person indeed. We loved him and we loved our wedding day much more because of him.

Thank you Brian!

Best,
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Aaron
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian was wonderful all along. We started by talking on the phone and I told Brian our story. He was very attentive and sincere. Our photographer cancelled 2 weeks before our ceremony. Brian recommended some photographers and it all worked out beautifully. There was a strong spiritual sense. Great service and we are really happy with Brian. We highly recommend him.
Brian was wonderful all along. We started by talking on the phone and I told Brian our story. He was very attentive and Read more...
Brian was wonderful all along. We started by talking on the phone and I told Brian our story. He was very attentive and sincere. Our photographer cancelled 2 weeks before our ceremony. Brian recommended some photographers and it all worked out beautifully. There was a strong spiritual sense. Great service and we are really happy with Brian. We highly recommend him. Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian was the perfect officiant for my wedding. He was very open and accepting of our new traditions and ideas, and very flexible as well. We had a lot of younger children AT and IN our wedding, and he was very patient and understanding when it came to the children being a little uncooperative. On top of that, some members of my wedding party were late and others were from out of town and wanted to socialize before the rehearsal began and he was very flexible with his time as well. When it came to the final details of the wedding, he was very prompt with his responses to any of our questions and we must have swapped at least 5 e-mails in one day! I would absolutely recommend Brian for any wedding.
Brian was the perfect officiant for my wedding. He was very open and accepting of our new traditions and ideas, and very Read more...
Brian was the perfect officiant for my wedding. He was very open and accepting of our new traditions and ideas, and very flexible as well. We had a lot of younger children AT and IN our wedding, and he was very patient and understanding when it came to the children being a little uncooperative. On top of that, some members of my wedding party were late and others were from out of town and wanted to socialize before the rehearsal began and he was very flexible with his time as well. When it came to the final details of the wedding, he was very prompt with his responses to any of our questions and we must have swapped at least 5 e-mails in one day! I would absolutely recommend Brian for any wedding. Read less
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D. Ezell
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian really listened to our needs, and crafted a wedding ceremony that was perfect for me and my husband. We are both very happy with our decision to hire Brian to be our officiant. He was very professional, kind, and made us feel so comfortable during the ceremony which is so important. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking to get married in the Monterey area. Our ceremony was unique, and so special. Thank you Brian!
Brian really listened to our needs, and crafted a wedding ceremony that was perfect for me and my husband. We are both Read more...
Brian really listened to our needs, and crafted a wedding ceremony that was perfect for me and my husband. We are both very happy with our decision to hire Brian to be our officiant. He was very professional, kind, and made us feel so comfortable during the ceremony which is so important. I would definitely recommend Brian to anyone looking to get married in the Monterey area. Our ceremony was unique, and so special. Thank you Brian! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was always available by telephone and made our ceremony feel very personal, even though we had never met until the rehearsal. He encouraged us to make personal vows, which I highly recommend, and was one of the highlights of the wedding.
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was always available by telephone and made our ceremony feel very personal, even Read more...
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was always available by telephone and made our ceremony feel very personal, even though we had never met until the rehearsal. He encouraged us to make personal vows, which I highly recommend, and was one of the highlights of the wedding. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Brian. He was our officiant for the wedding and also counseled us on the prepare-enrich report. My husband and I come from similar religious backgrounds but different perspectives on how religious and spiritual we wanted our ceremony to be. To make matters a little more sensitive, I grew up Catholic and had family that would want a traditional ceremony and he grew up Episcopalian but essentially non-practicing (and his father was Muslim). While neither one of us was practicing at the time we were married, it was important to me to have a meaningful wedding with God's presence while my husband just wanted to have a quick ceremony. When looking for officiants for our wedding, we met Brian and were impressed. He is easy-going, a good listener, non-judgmental and wants to understand who you and your partner are before the wedding. He has an ability to make you feel comfortable speaking about sensitive topics. He is also open and shares who he is and what he values. The combination of all of the above made me confident that though we were not going to have a traditional religious ceremony, he would be someone that understood us and would bring significance to the ceremony. On the day of the ceremony, he gave a thoughtful and personalized "thoughts on marriage" and many of our guests complimented us on him.
I highly recommend Brian. He was our officiant for the wedding and also counseled us on the prepare-enrich report. My Read more...
I highly recommend Brian. He was our officiant for the wedding and also counseled us on the prepare-enrich report. My husband and I come from similar religious backgrounds but different perspectives on how religious and spiritual we wanted our ceremony to be. To make matters a little more sensitive, I grew up Catholic and had family that would want a traditional ceremony and he grew up Episcopalian but essentially non-practicing (and his father was Muslim). While neither one of us was practicing at the time we were married, it was important to me to have a meaningful wedding with God's presence while my husband just wanted to have a quick ceremony. When looking for officiants for our wedding, we met Brian and were impressed. He is easy-going, a good listener, non-judgmental and wants to understand who you and your partner are before the wedding. He has an ability to make you feel comfortable speaking about sensitive topics. He is also open and shares who he is and what he values. The combination of all of the above made me confident that though we were not going to have a traditional religious ceremony, he would be someone that understood us and would bring significance to the ceremony. On the day of the ceremony, he gave a thoughtful and personalized "thoughts on marriage" and many of our guests complimented us on him. Read less
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Kaley
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
It took about 10 seconds of talking to Brian over the phone to know he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We knew we wanted it to be religious, but we didn't know exactly what we wanted. Brian met with us and took copious notes about our wishes, our relationship, our pasts and futures, and the result was beyond words. Several guests came up to me and told me how beautiful of a ceremony Brian put on and really applauded our find. Brian gave us a lot of guidance on finding the right readings and the right words to truly express our love. The end result was absolutely perfect. He even gave us a copy of the entire ceremony as a keepsake. We couldn't have been more happy with our choice to ask Brian to be there on our most memorable day!
It took about 10 seconds of talking to Brian over the phone to know he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We Read more...
It took about 10 seconds of talking to Brian over the phone to know he was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We knew we wanted it to be religious, but we didn't know exactly what we wanted. Brian met with us and took copious notes about our wishes, our relationship, our pasts and futures, and the result was beyond words. Several guests came up to me and told me how beautiful of a ceremony Brian put on and really applauded our find. Brian gave us a lot of guidance on finding the right readings and the right words to truly express our love. The end result was absolutely perfect. He even gave us a copy of the entire ceremony as a keepsake. We couldn't have been more happy with our choice to ask Brian to be there on our most memorable day! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
3/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Big Sur is a very special spot for my husband (!) and I, and Brian was the perfect presence for our recent elopement. His sensitive, unassuming and gentle nature, and his calm professionalism were truly a gift! All of our correspondence (emails & phone conversations) yielded warm conversations and reflected Brian's attention and devotion to his work. When we were able to meet him in person the day before our wedding, we felt as though we were sitting with a new friend. The ceremony itself was beautiful beyond words and Brian's demeanor was so soothing and demonstrated a kind of quiet bliss. We were both in awe of his ability to create something so wonderfully unique to us and will cherish his words for many years to come...
There are few words to express our gratitude and respect for Brian's involvement in our wedding. I highly recommend working with Brian, as he is the kind of person you will never forget!
Big Sur is a very special spot for my husband (!) and I, and Brian was the perfect presence for our recent elopement. His Read more...
Big Sur is a very special spot for my husband (!) and I, and Brian was the perfect presence for our recent elopement. His sensitive, unassuming and gentle nature, and his calm professionalism were truly a gift! All of our correspondence (emails & phone conversations) yielded warm conversations and reflected Brian's attention and devotion to his work. When we were able to meet him in person the day before our wedding, we felt as though we were sitting with a new friend. The ceremony itself was beautiful beyond words and Brian's demeanor was so soothing and demonstrated a kind of quiet bliss. We were both in awe of his ability to create something so wonderfully unique to us and will cherish his words for many years to come...
There are few words to express our gratitude and respect for Brian's involvement in our wedding. I highly recommend working with Brian, as he is the kind of person you will never forget! Read less
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Mariano
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
During our wedding ceremony tears were dropping from my wife's face, without fail of words he gently wipe her tears.
We had several changes to the actual date, Brian was always friendly and flexibly with dates on times we needed to change for wedding date when possible.
His great value of experience after our initial interview assisted us in defining special and happy moments during our ceremony.
For anyone who is seeking a Wedding Officiant, we have high regards for Brian.
During our wedding ceremony tears were dropping from my wife's face, without fail of words he gently wipe her tears. Read more...
During our wedding ceremony tears were dropping from my wife's face, without fail of words he gently wipe her tears.
We had several changes to the actual date, Brian was always friendly and flexibly with dates on times we needed to change for wedding date when possible.
His great value of experience after our initial interview assisted us in defining special and happy moments during our ceremony.
For anyone who is seeking a Wedding Officiant, we have high regards for Brian. Read less
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Kaitlin & Chris
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted to send a huge thank you to you for the wonderful and very touching wedding ceremony you put together and performed for us on our wedding day. It brought many to tears and we received so many compliments from our guests that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies, so full of love, that they had ever experienced. We really appreciate the typed copy of our ceremony as well so we can read it whenever we want to relive the special-ness of that day.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the Central Coast area.

Thank you again for everything!

Kaitlin & Chris
We wanted to send a huge thank you to you for the wonderful and very touching wedding ceremony you put together and Read more...
We wanted to send a huge thank you to you for the wonderful and very touching wedding ceremony you put together and performed for us on our wedding day. It brought many to tears and we received so many compliments from our guests that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies, so full of love, that they had ever experienced. We really appreciate the typed copy of our ceremony as well so we can read it whenever we want to relive the special-ness of that day.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the Central Coast area.

Thank you again for everything!

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shadi
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Brian exceeded our expectations for our wedding. We had two officiants due to our multicultural back rounds and Brian was very easy to work with from the beginning to the end. He did an amazing job at our outdoor ceremony when a plane flew by and he paused while talking to let it pass. He is very professional and has a lot of passion for what he does! We cannot say enough good things about our experience with having him as our officiant for our wedding!
Brian exceeded our expectations for our wedding. We had two officiants due to our multicultural back rounds and Brian was Read more...
Brian exceeded our expectations for our wedding. We had two officiants due to our multicultural back rounds and Brian was very easy to work with from the beginning to the end. He did an amazing job at our outdoor ceremony when a plane flew by and he paused while talking to let it pass. He is very professional and has a lot of passion for what he does! We cannot say enough good things about our experience with having him as our officiant for our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian was amazing. He helped make our day that much more special. His kind, compassionate heart was so perfect for our special day. Even though we only talked to Brian a few times on the phone the instance we met him we felt like we had known him for years. What an amazing guy, Brian thank you so much for making our 14 years together complete with such a beautiful ceremony on the beach.
Brian was amazing. He helped make our day that much more special. His kind, compassionate heart was so perfect for our Read more...
Brian was amazing. He helped make our day that much more special. His kind, compassionate heart was so perfect for our special day. Even though we only talked to Brian a few times on the phone the instance we met him we felt like we had known him for years. What an amazing guy, Brian thank you so much for making our 14 years together complete with such a beautiful ceremony on the beach. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke was our wedding officiant in Big Sur, and we have nothing but kudos to provide regarding his services. He was excellent from start to finish, and really helped make our day a success. I would recommend him to anyone seeking officiant services.
Brian Lyke was our wedding officiant in Big Sur, and we have nothing but kudos to provide regarding his services. He was Read more...
Brian Lyke was our wedding officiant in Big Sur, and we have nothing but kudos to provide regarding his services. He was excellent from start to finish, and really helped make our day a success. I would recommend him to anyone seeking officiant services. Read less
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leslie
Wedding:
11/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian did a wonderful job with our ceremony. The words he chose were perfect. We were very impressed and would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Brian did a wonderful job with our ceremony. The words he chose were perfect. We were very impressed and would strongly Read more...
Brian did a wonderful job with our ceremony. The words he chose were perfect. We were very impressed and would strongly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was very professional. He returned all calls promptly and was willing to work with our budget. He recommended a beautiful site for our ceremony and was there early. I highly recommend Brian Lyke as an officiant. Excellent service!
Brian was very professional. He returned all calls promptly and was willing to work with our budget. He recommended a Read more...
Brian was very professional. He returned all calls promptly and was willing to work with our budget. He recommended a beautiful site for our ceremony and was there early. I highly recommend Brian Lyke as an officiant. Excellent service! Read less
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Sunny
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Lyke was the officiant for our wedding in beautiful Monterey. He was so personal, professional and warm to work with. He guided us through the ceremony and was always punctual and knowledgeable. We wanted to write our own vows, and he gave us advice on all the details from the readings to reminding us to take in all the moments of our ceremony. Our family and friends commented on how touching his words were during the ceremony. We wanted to include our families' different faiths in our ceremony, and Rev. Lyke was able to provide that seamlessly.

Prior to our wedding day, my husband and I met with Rev. Lyke for a consultation and a wedding counseling session. From our initial meeting, we felt a comfort and connection to Rev. Lyke. His insights were always thoughtful and sincere, and he brought much needed humor during the stress of wedding planning! My husband and I really appreciate the care he brings to his profession, and are grateful for his efforts in making our wedding day special. We highly recommend Reverend Lyke as an officiant.
Reverend Lyke was the officiant for our wedding in beautiful Monterey. He was so personal, professional and warm to work Read more...
Reverend Lyke was the officiant for our wedding in beautiful Monterey. He was so personal, professional and warm to work with. He guided us through the ceremony and was always punctual and knowledgeable. We wanted to write our own vows, and he gave us advice on all the details from the readings to reminding us to take in all the moments of our ceremony. Our family and friends commented on how touching his words were during the ceremony. We wanted to include our families' different faiths in our ceremony, and Rev. Lyke was able to provide that seamlessly.

Prior to our wedding day, my husband and I met with Rev. Lyke for a consultation and a wedding counseling session. From our initial meeting, we felt a comfort and connection to Rev. Lyke. His insights were always thoughtful and sincere, and he brought much needed humor during the stress of wedding planning! My husband and I really appreciate the care he brings to his profession, and are grateful for his efforts in making our wedding day special. We highly recommend Reverend Lyke as an officiant. Read less
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Jacque
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was great! He was very professional and experienced! He gave us the ceremony that we wanted! He met with us to get to know our personalities and was able to use little bits as part of our ceremony! We wanted a "short and sweet" ceremony and he accomplished that perfectly! He does religious and non-religious ceremonies!
Brian was great! He was very professional and experienced! He gave us the ceremony that we wanted! He met with us to get Read more...
Brian was great! He was very professional and experienced! He gave us the ceremony that we wanted! He met with us to get to know our personalities and was able to use little bits as part of our ceremony! We wanted a "short and sweet" ceremony and he accomplished that perfectly! He does religious and non-religious ceremonies! Read less
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Jacque
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was great! He was very professional! And had a great sense of humor! He was very flexibe and willing to perform our ceremony exactly as we wanted it!
Brian was great! He was very professional! And had a great sense of humor! He was very flexibe and willing to perform our Read more...
Brian was great! He was very professional! And had a great sense of humor! He was very flexibe and willing to perform our ceremony exactly as we wanted it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Brian & are so happy that we found him. We received so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony. Brian personalized our ceremony & made the day so special. I absolutely recommend Brian.
We loved Brian & are so happy that we found him. We received so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony. Brian Read more...
We loved Brian & are so happy that we found him. We received so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony. Brian personalized our ceremony & made the day so special. I absolutely recommend Brian. Read less
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Monna
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian is such a great officiant. During our first interview before the ceremony, he took the time and patient to learn about us (bride and groom) as well as both of our parents. We came from 2 different religious beliefs, and this was a second marriage for each of us. However, Brian just knew how to incorporate both of our values into the ceremony without losing the spiritual aspect of the ceremony. We got married on Carmel beach that Brian had suggested. It was such a beautiful place to get married. The ceremony was performed much better than we anticipated.
Brian is such a great officiant. During our first interview before the ceremony, he took the time and patient to learn Read more...
Brian is such a great officiant. During our first interview before the ceremony, he took the time and patient to learn about us (bride and groom) as well as both of our parents. We came from 2 different religious beliefs, and this was a second marriage for each of us. However, Brian just knew how to incorporate both of our values into the ceremony without losing the spiritual aspect of the ceremony. We got married on Carmel beach that Brian had suggested. It was such a beautiful place to get married. The ceremony was performed much better than we anticipated. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Brian Lyke just recently was my officiant for my wedding and he was wonderful! He really made the ceremony personal and I greatly appreciated his professionalism. He was very helpful, especially since my husband and I chose to write our own vows! He was able to help guide us through the process and he was able to meet with us before the wedding to review what to expect. I would highly recommend his services!!
Rev. Brian Lyke just recently was my officiant for my wedding and he was wonderful! He really made the ceremony personal Read more...
Rev. Brian Lyke just recently was my officiant for my wedding and he was wonderful! He really made the ceremony personal and I greatly appreciated his professionalism. He was very helpful, especially since my husband and I chose to write our own vows! He was able to help guide us through the process and he was able to meet with us before the wedding to review what to expect. I would highly recommend his services!! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was our amazing officiant at our wedding on July 14, 2012. His ceremony was warm, meaningful, spiritual, and incredibly memorable. He incorporated important traditions from both of our backgrounds and created a beautiful custom ceremony that was just perfect. So many of our family and friends have told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We only met Brian once in person before the big day and felt immediately close to him. His energy and presence draws you in and made us feel that we had known him for years. With only a couple of conversations, he crafted to most beautiful ceremony that was even better than we ever expected. Our guests, laughed, teared up, and celebrated during the ceremony. The length was perfect and our guests enjoyed the ceremony as much as we did.

His rehearsal, two days before, allowed us to feel completely comfortable with the format of the ceremony. He took the time to show us where to stand during the readings, how to walk around him when performing our sand blending ceremony, and made sure he read our vows in easy to remember snippets, so that we were able to repeat without any trouble.

Brian is an absolute professional that will take the stress out of planning your ceremony. His warm energy creates the perfect environment to share your love and commitment. We recommend him with the highest regard.
Brian was our amazing officiant at our wedding on July 14, 2012. His ceremony was warm, meaningful, spiritual, and Read more...
Brian was our amazing officiant at our wedding on July 14, 2012. His ceremony was warm, meaningful, spiritual, and incredibly memorable. He incorporated important traditions from both of our backgrounds and created a beautiful custom ceremony that was just perfect. So many of our family and friends have told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We only met Brian once in person before the big day and felt immediately close to him. His energy and presence draws you in and made us feel that we had known him for years. With only a couple of conversations, he crafted to most beautiful ceremony that was even better than we ever expected. Our guests, laughed, teared up, and celebrated during the ceremony. The length was perfect and our guests enjoyed the ceremony as much as we did.

His rehearsal, two days before, allowed us to feel completely comfortable with the format of the ceremony. He took the time to show us where to stand during the readings, how to walk around him when performing our sand blending ceremony, and made sure he read our vows in easy to remember snippets, so that we were able to repeat without any trouble.

Brian is an absolute professional that will take the stress out of planning your ceremony. His warm energy creates the perfect environment to share your love and commitment. We recommend him with the highest regard. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with Brian. Not only were we beyond impressed with his professionalism, how quickly he always responded to emails and inquiries, but also how helpful he was with advice on our vows. On the day of our ceremony, we were very touched by his own thoughts on marriage--very poignant and couldn't have been said better. Our attendees were equally touched, even to the point of coming up to both of us afterwards and commenting how wonderful Brian was. Everyone appreciated his chosen words. We loved him, and he made our day extra special!
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with Brian. Not only were we beyond impressed with his professionalism, how Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with Brian. Not only were we beyond impressed with his professionalism, how quickly he always responded to emails and inquiries, but also how helpful he was with advice on our vows. On the day of our ceremony, we were very touched by his own thoughts on marriage--very poignant and couldn't have been said better. Our attendees were equally touched, even to the point of coming up to both of us afterwards and commenting how wonderful Brian was. Everyone appreciated his chosen words. We loved him, and he made our day extra special! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we choose Brian as our officiant! He was very easy to work with and scheduling appointments to meet with him was very easy as well. Everything ran smoothly the day of our wedding and I felt very relaxed knowing we were in good hands. I found out about Brian through researching reviews online of officiants and I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married and looking for an officiant! :-)
I am so glad we choose Brian as our officiant! He was very easy to work with and scheduling appointments to meet with him Read more...
I am so glad we choose Brian as our officiant! He was very easy to work with and scheduling appointments to meet with him was very easy as well. Everything ran smoothly the day of our wedding and I felt very relaxed knowing we were in good hands. I found out about Brian through researching reviews online of officiants and I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married and looking for an officiant! :-) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Brian was amazing. He wrote a beautiful and thoughtful ceremony that spoke directly to us. He drove way out of his way to officiate at our far flung location. And was completely gracious when our start time moved up 2 hours. Ours was a small wedding with alot of fluid variables, and Brian's poise and experience brought it all together! Thank you so much Brian!
Brian was amazing. He wrote a beautiful and thoughtful ceremony that spoke directly to us. He drove way out of his way to Read more...
Brian was amazing. He wrote a beautiful and thoughtful ceremony that spoke directly to us. He drove way out of his way to officiate at our far flung location. And was completely gracious when our start time moved up 2 hours. Ours was a small wedding with alot of fluid variables, and Brian's poise and experience brought it all together! Thank you so much Brian! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian did a fantastic job on our wedding ceremony! As a couple living in Massachusetts planning our private ceremony in Carmel, CA from afar, we were so lucky to have found Brian. He had tons of communication with us in advance of our wedding date, including discussions about our relationship history, vows, readings, and more. He helped us decide on the spot in Carmel to have the ceremony, and when we arrived there we were so pleased - it was beautiful. The ceremony was very special and intimate, and he did a wonderful job weaving in details about our relationship. We loved receiving a copy of what he'd read as well to keep with us! We'd highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for an officiant.
Brian did a fantastic job on our wedding ceremony! As a couple living in Massachusetts planning our private ceremony in Read more...
Brian did a fantastic job on our wedding ceremony! As a couple living in Massachusetts planning our private ceremony in Carmel, CA from afar, we were so lucky to have found Brian. He had tons of communication with us in advance of our wedding date, including discussions about our relationship history, vows, readings, and more. He helped us decide on the spot in Carmel to have the ceremony, and when we arrived there we were so pleased - it was beautiful. The ceremony was very special and intimate, and he did a wonderful job weaving in details about our relationship. We loved receiving a copy of what he'd read as well to keep with us! We'd highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We found Brian through our planner and we could not have been more happy with him as the officiant at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and put together a ceremony that was perfect for us. Many of our guests came up to us at the wedding to comment on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. He did a wonderful job and we would recommend him to any couple.
We found Brian through our planner and we could not have been more happy with him as the officiant at our wedding. He was Read more...
We found Brian through our planner and we could not have been more happy with him as the officiant at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and put together a ceremony that was perfect for us. Many of our guests came up to us at the wedding to comment on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. He did a wonderful job and we would recommend him to any couple. Read less
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Doug
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian performed a wonderful wedding ceremony for us. We were pleased with his attention to detail and being so well organized. Our guests really enjoyed him as well.

Douglas and Chiyon
Saratoga, CA
Brian performed a wonderful wedding ceremony for us. We were pleased with his attention to detail and being so well Read more...
Brian performed a wonderful wedding ceremony for us. We were pleased with his attention to detail and being so well organized. Our guests really enjoyed him as well.

Douglas and Chiyon
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jagroover82
Wedding:
5/14/2012
5.0/5.0
As my husband and I had an intimate destination wedding in Carmel, CA, I was worried about finding an officiate who would feel like a long time friend. Brian was everything I had hoped to find and more!!!! He truly gave the most beautiful sermon and worked with us to design our vows and our readings to make the wedding exactly the way we wanted it. He was extremely flexible and thorough: we spoke via email several times and on the phone prior to going to California and then met over coffee to polish any final details. I received compliments from every single one of the wedding attendees on how beautiful, warm and sincere both the sermon and Brian were and how it really made the wedding!! I can't imagine a better person for the job!!! Thank you Brian for truly making our day so wonderfully special!!!!
As my husband and I had an intimate destination wedding in Carmel, CA, I was worried about finding an officiate who would Read more...
As my husband and I had an intimate destination wedding in Carmel, CA, I was worried about finding an officiate who would feel like a long time friend. Brian was everything I had hoped to find and more!!!! He truly gave the most beautiful sermon and worked with us to design our vows and our readings to make the wedding exactly the way we wanted it. He was extremely flexible and thorough: we spoke via email several times and on the phone prior to going to California and then met over coffee to polish any final details. I received compliments from every single one of the wedding attendees on how beautiful, warm and sincere both the sermon and Brian were and how it really made the wedding!! I can't imagine a better person for the job!!! Thank you Brian for truly making our day so wonderfully special!!!! Read less
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sdesousa
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure working with Brian. From the moment we met him, we had an immediate sense that he had the right mix of professionalism and sincerity to craft a ceremony that would feel formal enough and yet personal enough to meet our needs. He listened attentively to the story of how we met and how our individual paths had led us to each other. The insightfulness that was reflected in the way he crafted his introduction to our vows astounded us both! We felt we could not have done a better job ourselves in describing what makes our relationship unique. It is clear that Brian not only has the experience that distinguishes a seasoned professional but also a special gift of vision and cultivated compassion that naturally lends itself to the work of an officiant. We are so grateful to have found him!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Brian. From the moment we met him, we had an immediate sense that he had the Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure working with Brian. From the moment we met him, we had an immediate sense that he had the right mix of professionalism and sincerity to craft a ceremony that would feel formal enough and yet personal enough to meet our needs. He listened attentively to the story of how we met and how our individual paths had led us to each other. The insightfulness that was reflected in the way he crafted his introduction to our vows astounded us both! We felt we could not have done a better job ourselves in describing what makes our relationship unique. It is clear that Brian not only has the experience that distinguishes a seasoned professional but also a special gift of vision and cultivated compassion that naturally lends itself to the work of an officiant. We are so grateful to have found him! Read less
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hwmtt1@aol.com
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian did an awesome job! He made everything so easy. He found us the perfect place on the beach to get married, conducted a real professional interview and, structured his presenation around who we are and our relationship. He even provided us with a complete copy of our ceremony so that we can review it for years to come. We highly reccomend Brian to officiate one of the most important days in a couples life.
Brian did an awesome job! He made everything so easy. He found us the perfect place on the beach to get married, conducted Read more...
Brian did an awesome job! He made everything so easy. He found us the perfect place on the beach to get married, conducted a real professional interview and, structured his presenation around who we are and our relationship. He even provided us with a complete copy of our ceremony so that we can review it for years to come. We highly reccomend Brian to officiate one of the most important days in a couples life. Read less
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Audra
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was great we loved how he makes each wedding he does special in it's own way. He made our ceremony unique to us and our relationship. We that that was awesome! I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Brian for our special day as crazy as it was!
Brian was great we loved how he makes each wedding he does special in it's own way. He made our ceremony unique to us and Read more...
Brian was great we loved how he makes each wedding he does special in it's own way. He made our ceremony unique to us and our relationship. We that that was awesome! I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Brian for our special day as crazy as it was! Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was amazing! Tailored our ceremony to our personalities in such a personal way.

we couldn't have been more pleased, everything was flawless.
Brian was amazing! Tailored our ceremony to our personalities in such a personal way.

we couldn't have been more Read more...
Brian was amazing! Tailored our ceremony to our personalities in such a personal way.

we couldn't have been more pleased, everything was flawless. Read less
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Bianca
Wedding:
3/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Brian was great to work with. He took time to really get to know us and our story so that he can make our wedding day special. It was great and all of our guests really loved him!
Brian was great to work with. He took time to really get to know us and our story so that he can make our wedding day Read more...
Brian was great to work with. He took time to really get to know us and our story so that he can make our wedding day special. It was great and all of our guests really loved him! Read less
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M209
Wedding:
12/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian created and delivered a beautifully worded ceremony based on his talks with both of us. He was very agreeable to having our two dogs in the ceremony and understood how important they are in our lives. His wonderfully calm and gentle nature was perfect for our wedding.
Brian created and delivered a beautifully worded ceremony based on his talks with both of us. He was very agreeable to Read more...
Brian created and delivered a beautifully worded ceremony based on his talks with both of us. He was very agreeable to having our two dogs in the ceremony and understood how important they are in our lives. His wonderfully calm and gentle nature was perfect for our wedding. Read less
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Lmroser2011
Wedding:
12/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Our experience having Brian officiate our ceremony was beyond expectation! Brian took the time to know both of us, and then incorporatesd the small details into his presentation. The ceremony verbiage was personal, charming......terrific!! Working with Brian was easy and he's very responsive.

Brian's soothing energy proves why he is so well suited for wedding officiating. Thanks Brian for a GREAT ceremony!!!!
Our experience having Brian officiate our ceremony was beyond expectation! Brian took the time to know both of us, and Read more...
Our experience having Brian officiate our ceremony was beyond expectation! Brian took the time to know both of us, and then incorporatesd the small details into his presentation. The ceremony verbiage was personal, charming......terrific!! Working with Brian was easy and he's very responsive.

Brian's soothing energy proves why he is so well suited for wedding officiating. Thanks Brian for a GREAT ceremony!!!! Read less
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Aislinn
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with our officiant, Brian Lyke! We were from out of town so finding an officiant seemed like a daunting task. When we first met with Brian, we were both struck by his kindness and his genuine interest in us. We booked him right away and we are so glad that we did! His ceremony was beautiful and our guests had nothing but good things to say.
We couldn't have been happier with our officiant, Brian Lyke! We were from out of town so finding an officiant seemed like Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with our officiant, Brian Lyke! We were from out of town so finding an officiant seemed like a daunting task. When we first met with Brian, we were both struck by his kindness and his genuine interest in us. We booked him right away and we are so glad that we did! His ceremony was beautiful and our guests had nothing but good things to say. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. The location was perfect. Brian's remarks were eloquent and fitting. I can't think of anything that could have made it better ...

We felt that everything Brian did was exactly as we wanted. As our officiant, he took the time to do the most professional job I could imagine. When I was at a loss to make decisions, he listened to our ideas and gave us fitting counsel.

In my dreams, I could not have hoped for a more perfect setting and ceremony. If I didn't know better, I would think he had prescribed the weather. Brian made this such a happy occasion for us, I cannot imagine a more beautiful wedding day to add to our memories.
Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. The location was perfect. Brian's remarks were eloquent and fitting. I can't think of Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. The location was perfect. Brian's remarks were eloquent and fitting. I can't think of anything that could have made it better ...

We felt that everything Brian did was exactly as we wanted. As our officiant, he took the time to do the most professional job I could imagine. When I was at a loss to make decisions, he listened to our ideas and gave us fitting counsel.

In my dreams, I could not have hoped for a more perfect setting and ceremony. If I didn't know better, I would think he had prescribed the weather. Brian made this such a happy occasion for us, I cannot imagine a more beautiful wedding day to add to our memories. Read less
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D & K 10.1.2011
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply put Brian Lyke was awesome. We had numerous comments that Brian's service was the best that anyone had seen at a wedding. He did exactly as we had asked as far as the amount of religious reference we wanted and quoted many of the items we had shared in our interview with him. Brian will always have a special place in our hearts....

Do yourself a favor and interview Brian before you select another officiant.
Simply put Brian Lyke was awesome. We had numerous comments that Brian's service was the best that anyone had seen at a Read more...
Simply put Brian Lyke was awesome. We had numerous comments that Brian's service was the best that anyone had seen at a wedding. He did exactly as we had asked as far as the amount of religious reference we wanted and quoted many of the items we had shared in our interview with him. Brian will always have a special place in our hearts....

Do yourself a favor and interview Brian before you select another officiant. Read less
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Laurel
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke exceeded my expectations on my wedding day. We met only once in person and immediately I felt confident and comfortable with the fact he knew just what we wanted out of our ceremony and really got a feeling for what we were all about as a couple. He stayed in good contact with me up until my wedding day and was prompt and precise for the rehearsal. He took the information and suggestions of our vision and created the most fitting and beautiful ceremony we could have ever asked for. He included our requests and added a few special touches that were priceless. I will be recommending Brian to everyone I meet who is looking to be married by a professional, polished, caring, and positive officiant. He made our ceremony one of a kind and everybody loved it!
Brian Lyke exceeded my expectations on my wedding day. We met only once in person and immediately I felt confident and Read more...
Brian Lyke exceeded my expectations on my wedding day. We met only once in person and immediately I felt confident and comfortable with the fact he knew just what we wanted out of our ceremony and really got a feeling for what we were all about as a couple. He stayed in good contact with me up until my wedding day and was prompt and precise for the rehearsal. He took the information and suggestions of our vision and created the most fitting and beautiful ceremony we could have ever asked for. He included our requests and added a few special touches that were priceless. I will be recommending Brian to everyone I meet who is looking to be married by a professional, polished, caring, and positive officiant. He made our ceremony one of a kind and everybody loved it! Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian truly made our special day even more special.
Brian truly made our special day even more special.
Brian truly made our special day even more special. Read less
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Chrisha
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!!
With a few emails and a brief meeting, Brian made our ceremony so special, personal, and memorable. He responded quickly to questions and was very patient with my fiance and I.

It was such a joy to have him there!!!
Amazing!!!
With a few emails and a brief meeting, Brian made our ceremony so special, personal, and memorable. He Read more...
Amazing!!!
With a few emails and a brief meeting, Brian made our ceremony so special, personal, and memorable. He responded quickly to questions and was very patient with my fiance and I.

It was such a joy to have him there!!! Read less
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Tanja
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Planning a beach wedding in Carmel from our home in the UK was no easy feat but Brian made the whole process so smooth and easy. From our initial email contact we knew we were in good hands and that was confirmed when we were lucky enough to meet up with Brian in London at the beginning of the year. He asked us lots of questions so that he could really get to know us and our personalities and also so that he'd have some personal details to include in the ceremony. He was always at the end of an email to answer any questions we had and genuinely wanted to make sure the ceremony was perfect for us.

Brian was incredibly accommodating and even met us the day before the wedding on the beach in Carmel to help us choose the perfect spot and to go over the order for the ceremony. On the day itself, he put everyone at ease and delivered such a beautiful service with exactly the right amount of humour and seriousness!

We are so pleased that we chose Brian to be part of the most important day of our lives and would definitely recommend him. You won't meet a nicer, more genuine person and he will truly make your special day memorable.

Tanja & Chris Hobbs
Planning a beach wedding in Carmel from our home in the UK was no easy feat but Brian made the whole process so smooth and Read more...
Planning a beach wedding in Carmel from our home in the UK was no easy feat but Brian made the whole process so smooth and easy. From our initial email contact we knew we were in good hands and that was confirmed when we were lucky enough to meet up with Brian in London at the beginning of the year. He asked us lots of questions so that he could really get to know us and our personalities and also so that he'd have some personal details to include in the ceremony. He was always at the end of an email to answer any questions we had and genuinely wanted to make sure the ceremony was perfect for us.

Brian was incredibly accommodating and even met us the day before the wedding on the beach in Carmel to help us choose the perfect spot and to go over the order for the ceremony. On the day itself, he put everyone at ease and delivered such a beautiful service with exactly the right amount of humour and seriousness!

We are so pleased that we chose Brian to be part of the most important day of our lives and would definitely recommend him. You won't meet a nicer, more genuine person and he will truly make your special day memorable.

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SGipson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Brian! Even though we had only spoken on the phone, he made sure that he knew enough information about us to make our ceremony personal and special!
We absolutely loved Brian! Even though we had only spoken on the phone, he made sure that he knew enough information about Read more...
We absolutely loved Brian! Even though we had only spoken on the phone, he made sure that he knew enough information about us to make our ceremony personal and special! Read less
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Rina
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I came across Brian's website while searching for officiants here on Wedding Wire. I emailed him immediately because everything in his website resonated with the type of ceremony we wanted .... personalized to capture the essence of who we are as individuals and as a couple, but also incorporate those we love the most: our families and friends.

Brian is very articulate, personable and just wonderful to work with. We had a destination wedding, so most of our communication was long distance (email/phone). We had individual phone calls with Brian and then we met in person about 6 weeks before the day. He asked many question about us, our relationship and how we wanted the ceremony to turn out. He really got us and was able to put together one of the most amazing ceremonies I've ever been to and I'm so happy that it was ours :) We didn't change anything in it. It was romantic, touching and fun!!

Our friends and family were extremely impressed and said that they actually listened to every word in the ceremony and it truly captured who we are. Thank you Brian for making our special day so unforgettable... you will forever be in our hearts!
I came across Brian's website while searching for officiants here on Wedding Wire. I emailed him immediately because Read more...
I came across Brian's website while searching for officiants here on Wedding Wire. I emailed him immediately because everything in his website resonated with the type of ceremony we wanted .... personalized to capture the essence of who we are as individuals and as a couple, but also incorporate those we love the most: our families and friends.

Brian is very articulate, personable and just wonderful to work with. We had a destination wedding, so most of our communication was long distance (email/phone). We had individual phone calls with Brian and then we met in person about 6 weeks before the day. He asked many question about us, our relationship and how we wanted the ceremony to turn out. He really got us and was able to put together one of the most amazing ceremonies I've ever been to and I'm so happy that it was ours :) We didn't change anything in it. It was romantic, touching and fun!!

Our friends and family were extremely impressed and said that they actually listened to every word in the ceremony and it truly captured who we are. Thank you Brian for making our special day so unforgettable... you will forever be in our hearts! Read less
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kandra
Wedding:
7/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We have all the best to say about Rev Brian Lyke. He is fantastic. From the moment that we met him, he was very kind, professional, and responsive to our needs. In our introductory 1 hour chat, he gave great insight into how the ceremony could be performed and ensured that we incorporated our friends and family into the service (very important for both of us). He was in frequent communication via e-mail afterwards, and sent us a great list of readings and vows in which to choose from. He provided fantastic recommendations throughout this process. He arrived early both at the rehearsal and wedding, and calmed our (and our family's) nerves about the ceremony. Both the rehearsal and wedding went off fantastically - we couldn't have asked for a better service. Rev Brian was genuine, respectful, humorous, and very thoughtful throughout the day! Our families loved him - and we couldn't asked for a better officiant for our wedding - making our days so special. Thank you so much, Rev Brian! You are fantastic!
We have all the best to say about Rev Brian Lyke. He is fantastic. From the moment that we met him, he was very kind, Read more...
We have all the best to say about Rev Brian Lyke. He is fantastic. From the moment that we met him, he was very kind, professional, and responsive to our needs. In our introductory 1 hour chat, he gave great insight into how the ceremony could be performed and ensured that we incorporated our friends and family into the service (very important for both of us). He was in frequent communication via e-mail afterwards, and sent us a great list of readings and vows in which to choose from. He provided fantastic recommendations throughout this process. He arrived early both at the rehearsal and wedding, and calmed our (and our family's) nerves about the ceremony. Both the rehearsal and wedding went off fantastically - we couldn't have asked for a better service. Rev Brian was genuine, respectful, humorous, and very thoughtful throughout the day! Our families loved him - and we couldn't asked for a better officiant for our wedding - making our days so special. Thank you so much, Rev Brian! You are fantastic! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Not only were we pleased with Brian's flexibility of material to be used in the ceremony, he provided us with a number of reading that we could choose to include. We received a number a compliments from our guests about how much they loved the ceremony. I would recommended his services to anyone looking for an officiant!
Brian was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Not only were we pleased with Brian's flexibility of Read more...
Brian was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Not only were we pleased with Brian's flexibility of material to be used in the ceremony, he provided us with a number of reading that we could choose to include. We received a number a compliments from our guests about how much they loved the ceremony. I would recommended his services to anyone looking for an officiant! Read less
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Jjohnson87
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian was extremely professional and easy to work with when it came to our ceremony details. We told him what we wanted and he helped us build a personal and very memorable ceremony. He also got to know us on a personal level and put together some beautiful words at our ceremony that brought me to tears. Brian is the best of the best. Thank you Brian!
Brian was extremely professional and easy to work with when it came to our ceremony details. We told him what we wanted Read more...
Brian was extremely professional and easy to work with when it came to our ceremony details. We told him what we wanted and he helped us build a personal and very memorable ceremony. He also got to know us on a personal level and put together some beautiful words at our ceremony that brought me to tears. Brian is the best of the best. Thank you Brian! Read less
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Britta&Volker
Wedding:
6/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Even though Brian was "only" our officiant, he helped us with everything we needed for our dream wedding!
So he was also our wedding planner without any additional expenses.
This was was very helpful for us especially as we are a couple from Germany, so it was kind of difficult to organise everything from abroad.
But not only Brian was the best officiant anyone could want, he is a warm hearted, helpful and lovely person we're proud to call our friend now!
We hope we will never marry again and our relationship will last forever, but if we would we would certainly ask Brian again to be our officiant.
Looking forward to our renewal with Brian on our side!
Even though Brian was "only" our officiant, he helped us with everything we needed for our dream wedding!
So he was Read more...
Even though Brian was "only" our officiant, he helped us with everything we needed for our dream wedding!
So he was also our wedding planner without any additional expenses.
This was was very helpful for us especially as we are a couple from Germany, so it was kind of difficult to organise everything from abroad.
But not only Brian was the best officiant anyone could want, he is a warm hearted, helpful and lovely person we're proud to call our friend now!
We hope we will never marry again and our relationship will last forever, but if we would we would certainly ask Brian again to be our officiant.
Looking forward to our renewal with Brian on our side! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Lyke was highly recommended by numerous vendors in the Carmel area and he did not disappoint.

This was the most thoughtful, personal, and inclusive ceremony I have ever witnessed. Reverend Lyke clearly listened and understood what the bride and groom shared with him about who they are and what they wanted their wedding to be.

If you care about your ceremony, you will be so glad you chose Reverend Lyke.
Reverend Lyke was highly recommended by numerous vendors in the Carmel area and he did not disappoint.

This was Read more...
Reverend Lyke was highly recommended by numerous vendors in the Carmel area and he did not disappoint.

This was the most thoughtful, personal, and inclusive ceremony I have ever witnessed. Reverend Lyke clearly listened and understood what the bride and groom shared with him about who they are and what they wanted their wedding to be.

If you care about your ceremony, you will be so glad you chose Reverend Lyke. Read less
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Em&M
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke is a wonderful person! From our first meeting through our wedding day he was a great support, a calming presence, and very thoughtful on helping us make our ceremony personal and special.
Brian Lyke is a wonderful person! From our first meeting through our wedding day he was a great support, a calming Read more...
Brian Lyke is a wonderful person! From our first meeting through our wedding day he was a great support, a calming presence, and very thoughtful on helping us make our ceremony personal and special. Read less
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dawn
Wedding:
4/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian was really amazing to work with. He took the time to meet with my husband and I and get to know us as a couple. Our ceremony was inter-faith (my husband is Hindu, I am Christian) and Brian performed a beautiful ceremony recognizing that. We had a death in the family only a month before our wedding, and Brian was there for comfort and reassurance.

When my husband and I renew our vows we'll definitely have Brian officiate!
Brian was really amazing to work with. He took the time to meet with my husband and I and get to know us as a couple. Our Read more...
Brian was really amazing to work with. He took the time to meet with my husband and I and get to know us as a couple. Our ceremony was inter-faith (my husband is Hindu, I am Christian) and Brian performed a beautiful ceremony recognizing that. We had a death in the family only a month before our wedding, and Brian was there for comfort and reassurance.

When my husband and I renew our vows we'll definitely have Brian officiate! Read less
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drph
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Minister Brian was wonderful, helping us create a memorable ceremony. Our guests thought the ceremony was perfect. With our busy work, we had little time preparing for ceremony so it was a relief when Brian prepared everything for us. Highly recommend his service to other future brides.
Minister Brian was wonderful, helping us create a memorable ceremony. Our guests thought the ceremony was perfect. With Read more...
Minister Brian was wonderful, helping us create a memorable ceremony. Our guests thought the ceremony was perfect. With our busy work, we had little time preparing for ceremony so it was a relief when Brian prepared everything for us. Highly recommend his service to other future brides. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Brian created and performed a beautiful ceremony that we and our family loved!
Brian created and performed a beautiful ceremony that we and our family loved!
Brian created and performed a beautiful ceremony that we and our family loved! Read less
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Britt's Mom
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian officiated at our wedding 1 1/2 years ago. We wanted an intimate ceremony and decided to keep it private and marry on the beach by ourselves. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Brian telling him the story of how we fell in love and came to the decision to marry and how important it was that our families were included in the ceremony even though we were marrying in private. He created a ceremony that was perfect for us. He included the story of our love, our life together and also incorporated our families wishes for us. Reading through our ceremony today still chokes me up and brings me to tears. It reminds me of the beautiful moment on the beach that I shared with the love of my life and the special words that were spoken to bring us together as husband and wife. I can't thank Brian enough for giving me those memories.
Brian officiated at our wedding 1 1/2 years ago. We wanted an intimate ceremony and decided to keep it private and marry Read more...
Brian officiated at our wedding 1 1/2 years ago. We wanted an intimate ceremony and decided to keep it private and marry on the beach by ourselves. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Brian telling him the story of how we fell in love and came to the decision to marry and how important it was that our families were included in the ceremony even though we were marrying in private. He created a ceremony that was perfect for us. He included the story of our love, our life together and also incorporated our families wishes for us. Reading through our ceremony today still chokes me up and brings me to tears. It reminds me of the beautiful moment on the beach that I shared with the love of my life and the special words that were spoken to bring us together as husband and wife. I can't thank Brian enough for giving me those memories. Read less
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kmedchick
Wedding:
11/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian officiated our recent wedding at Highlands Inn and both my new husband and I could not have been happier with the service he provided. We knew after our consult with him that we had found someone who would honor us as a couple and not deliver that "same old" ceremony because we were looking for something more unique. On the day of the wedding it was great to see he had really listened to what we said as the vows were extremely personal and meaningful. Friends and family all loved the ceremony and so did we! It was a special treat to receive a copy of our vows to keep. We have fantastic memories of our big day!
Brian officiated our recent wedding at Highlands Inn and both my new husband and I could not have been happier with the Read more...
Brian officiated our recent wedding at Highlands Inn and both my new husband and I could not have been happier with the service he provided. We knew after our consult with him that we had found someone who would honor us as a couple and not deliver that "same old" ceremony because we were looking for something more unique. On the day of the wedding it was great to see he had really listened to what we said as the vows were extremely personal and meaningful. Friends and family all loved the ceremony and so did we! It was a special treat to receive a copy of our vows to keep. We have fantastic memories of our big day! Read less
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jenniferlunney
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke conducted a beautiful, heartfelt and touching ceremony. He was present and thoughtful. We had many many guests tell us that it was the most eloquent and meaningful marriage ceremony they had been to. We recommend his services highly!
Brian Lyke conducted a beautiful, heartfelt and touching ceremony. He was present and thoughtful. We had many many guests Read more...
Brian Lyke conducted a beautiful, heartfelt and touching ceremony. He was present and thoughtful. We had many many guests tell us that it was the most eloquent and meaningful marriage ceremony they had been to. We recommend his services highly! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke was incredible !

We were a couple who didn't want to be Married by a " stranger ". We met Rev. Lyke and were instantly drawn by his ease, his wisdom and character.

He preformed an exceptional Ceremony !
Our Ceremony that was personal, unique and one which drew in and touched upon the hearts of all who attended.

Search NO More for the " right " Officiant .... it's Rev Brian Lyke !! :)
Brian Lyke was incredible !

We were a couple who didn't want to be Married by a " stranger ". We met Rev. Lyke Read more...
Brian Lyke was incredible !

We were a couple who didn't want to be Married by a " stranger ". We met Rev. Lyke and were instantly drawn by his ease, his wisdom and character.

He preformed an exceptional Ceremony !
Our Ceremony that was personal, unique and one which drew in and touched upon the hearts of all who attended.

Search NO More for the " right " Officiant .... it's Rev Brian Lyke !! :) Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian Lyke was wonderful! We recently found an envelope in our bags of odds & ends from the wedding. Inside of it was a copy of our ceremony typed out. It was so special to have this for ourselves so we can remember it and keep it forever. Brian met with us a couple of times and we maintained contact via e-mail if I had questions, or vice versa as we planned the wedding. He really helped us make the wedding ceremony very intimate and personal, and mentioned grandparents' and parents' names as well as brought stories from our past into the sand ceremony part, which helped our guests to relate to both of us. So many of our guests commented on how lovely it was and everyone loved him, including us! We were so happy.
Brian Lyke was wonderful! We recently found an envelope in our bags of odds & ends from the wedding. Inside of it was a Read more...
Brian Lyke was wonderful! We recently found an envelope in our bags of odds & ends from the wedding. Inside of it was a copy of our ceremony typed out. It was so special to have this for ourselves so we can remember it and keep it forever. Brian met with us a couple of times and we maintained contact via e-mail if I had questions, or vice versa as we planned the wedding. He really helped us make the wedding ceremony very intimate and personal, and mentioned grandparents' and parents' names as well as brought stories from our past into the sand ceremony part, which helped our guests to relate to both of us. So many of our guests commented on how lovely it was and everyone loved him, including us! We were so happy. Read less
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Jay Moore
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
When choosing an officiant there is absolutely no one more kind, professional, eloquent, or personable then Brian Lyke with Life Celebrations.

I highly reccommend Brian to conduct any wedding ceremony, regardless of faith, religion, etc. Brian takes the time to really get to know you...the bride and groom. After knowing your background and goals, he eloquently writes a ceremony personalized just for you.

I cannot express enough how great it was to work with Brian and Life Celebrations!!! I do not believe anyone could ever conduct a wedding ceremony or celebration to the quality that I experienced with Brian.

Sincerely,
Jay Moore
Thousand Oaks, CA
When choosing an officiant there is absolutely no one more kind, professional, eloquent, or personable then Brian Lyke Read more...
When choosing an officiant there is absolutely no one more kind, professional, eloquent, or personable then Brian Lyke with Life Celebrations.

I highly reccommend Brian to conduct any wedding ceremony, regardless of faith, religion, etc. Brian takes the time to really get to know you...the bride and groom. After knowing your background and goals, he eloquently writes a ceremony personalized just for you.

I cannot express enough how great it was to work with Brian and Life Celebrations!!! I do not believe anyone could ever conduct a wedding ceremony or celebration to the quality that I experienced with Brian.

Sincerely,
Jay Moore
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La Playa Rose
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian was wonderfully easy to work with. He listened to what I had to say about my husband and the difficulties of trying to have a blended family. He was supportive, gave suggestions on how to incorporate the children into the ceremony and carried out a beautiful meaningful wedding that spoke to our hearts. All of this was done without ever meeting me face to face before the rehearsal. Highly recommend!!!
Brian was wonderfully easy to work with. He listened to what I had to say about my husband and the difficulties of trying Read more...
Brian was wonderfully easy to work with. He listened to what I had to say about my husband and the difficulties of trying to have a blended family. He was supportive, gave suggestions on how to incorporate the children into the ceremony and carried out a beautiful meaningful wedding that spoke to our hearts. All of this was done without ever meeting me face to face before the rehearsal. Highly recommend!!! Read less
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tashac2
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Brian from Life Celebrations married us on September 4th 2010 in Monterey CA. He was GREAT! We sat down with Brian about 10 months before we got married as we were moving to Boston and wanted to get all all of our vendors sorted out before we left. We spent about an hour just talking with Brian, about how we met, our lives, our families etc. He is really friendly and made us both feel comfortable, so although we met with a couple other officiants we were sure that Brian was the one for us. He was a ton of help with planning the ceremony. Brian also ran our Rehearsal at the hotel, given that it was really windy and cold and we had a very rambunctious group he managed to get the rehearsal done smoothly so that we weren't as nervous the next day.

For the actual ceremony Brian was even better than we expected. He had mentioned everything we wanted mentioned and he incorporated items from our initial interview with him that made everything so perfect. He tailored the ceremony to us and we both loved it. He had our guests in tears one moment and laughing the next. We would recommend him in a heart beat. Thank you Brian!!!
Brian from Life Celebrations married us on September 4th 2010 in Monterey CA. He was GREAT! We sat down with Brian about Read more...
Brian from Life Celebrations married us on September 4th 2010 in Monterey CA. He was GREAT! We sat down with Brian about 10 months before we got married as we were moving to Boston and wanted to get all all of our vendors sorted out before we left. We spent about an hour just talking with Brian, about how we met, our lives, our families etc. He is really friendly and made us both feel comfortable, so although we met with a couple other officiants we were sure that Brian was the one for us. He was a ton of help with planning the ceremony. Brian also ran our Rehearsal at the hotel, given that it was really windy and cold and we had a very rambunctious group he managed to get the rehearsal done smoothly so that we weren't as nervous the next day.

For the actual ceremony Brian was even better than we expected. He had mentioned everything we wanted mentioned and he incorporated items from our initial interview with him that made everything so perfect. He tailored the ceremony to us and we both loved it. He had our guests in tears one moment and laughing the next. We would recommend him in a heart beat. Thank you Brian!!! Read less
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G I Goe
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Everybody told me (the bride) 2 things on my wedding day...1) everything looked beautiful and 2) Brian did an amazing job. Because he did. He met with us months before our wedding, chatted over coffee...and based on that chat assembled a touching, thoughtful, personal ceremony for our wedding. He was incredibly articulate. I would recommend him for any type of wedding.
Everybody told me (the bride) 2 things on my wedding day...1) everything looked beautiful and 2) Brian did an amazing job. Read more...
Everybody told me (the bride) 2 things on my wedding day...1) everything looked beautiful and 2) Brian did an amazing job. Because he did. He met with us months before our wedding, chatted over coffee...and based on that chat assembled a touching, thoughtful, personal ceremony for our wedding. He was incredibly articulate. I would recommend him for any type of wedding. Read less
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sept708
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Brian was great to work with. Very understanding of our personalities and our family dynamic. He was able to suggest readings and vows which was a great help. His ceremony talk was perfect as well. Excellent all around.
Brian was great to work with. Very understanding of our personalities and our family dynamic. He was able to suggest Read more...
Brian was great to work with. Very understanding of our personalities and our family dynamic. He was able to suggest readings and vows which was a great help. His ceremony talk was perfect as well. Excellent all around. Read less
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Bryan & Michelle
Wedding:
3/19/2014
4.9/5.0
Brian Lyke was such a joy to work with regarding our recent wedding in Monterey. My husband and I had all the details in order, as we arrived in Monterey two days prior to being married. We were very blessed upon checking into our hotel to have been surprised with a free upgrade, "The Presidential Suite". We unpacked in shock, and my husband said, "we should have the reception here,"' and I said, "why don't we have the entire event here as the patio was large enough to accommodate our guests, and we would not have to drive from one place to another. So we contacted Reverend Lyke for his approval, and he was so very flexible and thought it was a great idea. The following day we were married, and it turned out to be the most perfect day that we could have ever imagined. Thank you so much for accommodating our changes, and personalizing our ceremony which made it the most wonderful days of our lives!
Brian Lyke was such a joy to work with regarding our recent wedding in Monterey. My husband and I had all the details in Read more...
Brian Lyke was such a joy to work with regarding our recent wedding in Monterey. My husband and I had all the details in order, as we arrived in Monterey two days prior to being married. We were very blessed upon checking into our hotel to have been surprised with a free upgrade, "The Presidential Suite". We unpacked in shock, and my husband said, "we should have the reception here,"' and I said, "why don't we have the entire event here as the patio was large enough to accommodate our guests, and we would not have to drive from one place to another. So we contacted Reverend Lyke for his approval, and he was so very flexible and thought it was a great idea. The following day we were married, and it turned out to be the most perfect day that we could have ever imagined. Thank you so much for accommodating our changes, and personalizing our ceremony which made it the most wonderful days of our lives! Read less
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Joshua
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.9/5.0
Brian Lyke was an friendly and thoughtful wedding officiant. The ceremony was extremely personal and memorable even though he had known us for only a few days. Additionally, he helped us pick an amazing location for the ceremony.

Thanks Brian.
Brian Lyke was an friendly and thoughtful wedding officiant. The ceremony was extremely personal and memorable even though Read more...
Brian Lyke was an friendly and thoughtful wedding officiant. The ceremony was extremely personal and memorable even though he had known us for only a few days. Additionally, he helped us pick an amazing location for the ceremony.

Thanks Brian. Read less
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donna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Brian was wonderful! We met for a short meeting so he could get to know "our story" and he came up with the BEST ceremony we could've hoped for. Our guests all said it was perfect, meaningful and beautiful.
Brian was wonderful! We met for a short meeting so he could get to know "our story" and he came up with the BEST ceremony Read more...
Brian was wonderful! We met for a short meeting so he could get to know "our story" and he came up with the BEST ceremony we could've hoped for. Our guests all said it was perfect, meaningful and beautiful. Read less
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Mity
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.9/5.0
I am really happy that our wedding site recommended Brian for our Officiant. He was really great and he did great job at our ceremony. My husband and I only met him once, and over a year, I only had just couple email exchange regarding ceremony but he seemed like he got the idea of how our relationship was and who we are right away, at least that is what I thought after I heard what he shared with our guests at wedding. We liked him right away. My husband I are not religious people, our wedding is casual, but we want to choose someone who we can be honest....since this is the person who is gonna marry us. Brian has really nice personality, he is always honest about everything. When my husnabd and I wanted to make conference call...since it's over year from the day we met to wedding, He made time to talk to us ans reaccure us. He was very flexibile about vows, on-time for rehearsal and ceremony itself. I really appreciated his professionalism and responsiveness.
After wedding was over, he mailed marriage cetificate right away, (we got the copy in just 3 days after wedding, he gave us the copy of vows and what we shared at ceremony (which was nice to read after...you know, you were so tense and nervous at the moment of ceremony, you couldn't really remember what your officiant said about you). I highly recommend him.
I am really happy that our wedding site recommended Brian for our Officiant. He was really great and he did great job at Read more...
I am really happy that our wedding site recommended Brian for our Officiant. He was really great and he did great job at our ceremony. My husband and I only met him once, and over a year, I only had just couple email exchange regarding ceremony but he seemed like he got the idea of how our relationship was and who we are right away, at least that is what I thought after I heard what he shared with our guests at wedding. We liked him right away. My husband I are not religious people, our wedding is casual, but we want to choose someone who we can be honest....since this is the person who is gonna marry us. Brian has really nice personality, he is always honest about everything. When my husnabd and I wanted to make conference call...since it's over year from the day we met to wedding, He made time to talk to us ans reaccure us. He was very flexibile about vows, on-time for rehearsal and ceremony itself. I really appreciated his professionalism and responsiveness.
After wedding was over, he mailed marriage cetificate right away, (we got the copy in just 3 days after wedding, he gave us the copy of vows and what we shared at ceremony (which was nice to read after...you know, you were so tense and nervous at the moment of ceremony, you couldn't really remember what your officiant said about you). I highly recommend him. Read less
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lilkimchi
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I live in Sacramento but we were getting married in Carmel. I found Bryam and read the reviews he was given. I knew he was a perfect fit for us
He was the first one I called and the last! He was so welcoming. He made it feel like there was no distance between us. Through email and phone calls we were able to get everything handled. So much so that our first and only meeting before the wedding was the night before. We were so Happy with the ceremony! We were told by so many guests that this was the best ceremony ever and everyone loved Bryan! I would definitely suggest Bryan to anyone looking for the services he provides. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Bryan!
My husband and I live in Sacramento but we were getting married in Carmel. I found Bryam and read the reviews he was Read more...
My husband and I live in Sacramento but we were getting married in Carmel. I found Bryam and read the reviews he was given. I knew he was a perfect fit for us
He was the first one I called and the last! He was so welcoming. He made it feel like there was no distance between us. Through email and phone calls we were able to get everything handled. So much so that our first and only meeting before the wedding was the night before. We were so Happy with the ceremony! We were told by so many guests that this was the best ceremony ever and everyone loved Bryan! I would definitely suggest Bryan to anyone looking for the services he provides. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Bryan! Read less
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kseaman
Wedding:
4/19/2012
4.9/5.0
Brian was very professional, with an element of personalization that we were surprised to receive, given the short notice and unconventional nature of our private ceremony. He provided us with a written copy of our personalized ceremony afterward, and made us feel during the ceremony as if ours was the most important ceremony ever. He gave the right amount of thought, care, and attention to our special day, and we would absolutely recommend him.
Brian was very professional, with an element of personalization that we were surprised to receive, given the short notice Read more...
Brian was very professional, with an element of personalization that we were surprised to receive, given the short notice and unconventional nature of our private ceremony. He provided us with a written copy of our personalized ceremony afterward, and made us feel during the ceremony as if ours was the most important ceremony ever. He gave the right amount of thought, care, and attention to our special day, and we would absolutely recommend him. Read less
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ionefern
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.9/5.0
We were very happy with our experience with Brian. He was attentive and made sure everything ran smoothly, he also provided good suggestions as to readings, blessings and an order of service
We were very happy with our experience with Brian. He was attentive and made sure everything ran smoothly, he also Read more...
We were very happy with our experience with Brian. He was attentive and made sure everything ran smoothly, he also provided good suggestions as to readings, blessings and an order of service Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
9/8/2010
4.9/5.0
Brian was amazing! So much more than we expected! He was so personable and made our day very special. I'm so happy we found him. I promise you will be very happy to have Brian officiate your ceremony.
Brian was amazing! So much more than we expected! He was so personable and made our day very special. I'm so happy we Read more...
Brian was amazing! So much more than we expected! He was so personable and made our day very special. I'm so happy we found him. I promise you will be very happy to have Brian officiate your ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Brian performed a ceremony that was exactly what we hoped it would be. He customized the service to reflect our personalities and incorporated words that had true meaning specifically to us.
It was our special day and Brian made it even more so.
Brian performed a ceremony that was exactly what we hoped it would be. He customized the service to reflect our Read more...
Brian performed a ceremony that was exactly what we hoped it would be. He customized the service to reflect our personalities and incorporated words that had true meaning specifically to us.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Brian was a wonderful officiant. From our first meeting on the phone, to our meeting in person before the ceremony, he was interested in our story and what made our relationship unique. On the day of the wedding we were running a little late and he didn't rush or seem impatient once. His service was specific to us, and really made us feel special on our day. Very happy with the experience overall. Would love to go back and see him again just to visit.
Brian was a wonderful officiant. From our first meeting on the phone, to our meeting in person before the ceremony, he was Read more...
Brian was a wonderful officiant. From our first meeting on the phone, to our meeting in person before the ceremony, he was interested in our story and what made our relationship unique. On the day of the wedding we were running a little late and he didn't rush or seem impatient once. His service was specific to us, and really made us feel special on our day. Very happy with the experience overall. Would love to go back and see him again just to visit. Read less
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Mikester99
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Very friendly, professional, and dedicated to our needs! Very happy with our wedding service. As to cost-to-value question, not sure how the cost of our particular wedding rates against other officiants in Monterey for services rendered, so we hesitate to give a full 5 stars. Although the rehearsal was a bit rushed due to officiant's schedule, we appreciated his flexibility on the actual day of the wedding when we had to switch the ceremony from outdoor to indoor due to rain. Overall, he made our ceremony meaningful and personal to us as a couple, and our guests were complimenting on how beautiful it was. We had a wonderful time and were very pleased with how it all turned out!
Very friendly, professional, and dedicated to our needs! Very happy with our wedding service. As to cost-to-value Read more...
Very friendly, professional, and dedicated to our needs! Very happy with our wedding service. As to cost-to-value question, not sure how the cost of our particular wedding rates against other officiants in Monterey for services rendered, so we hesitate to give a full 5 stars. Although the rehearsal was a bit rushed due to officiant's schedule, we appreciated his flexibility on the actual day of the wedding when we had to switch the ceremony from outdoor to indoor due to rain. Overall, he made our ceremony meaningful and personal to us as a couple, and our guests were complimenting on how beautiful it was. We had a wonderful time and were very pleased with how it all turned out! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.7/5.0
Brian Lyke was fantastic. He came for a dress rehearsal the day before and offered helpful suggestions. He really worked to accommodate what we wanted and without any judgement. The day of the wedding he was friendly, professional, and well prepared. He did a great job!

After the wedding, he mailed us a copy of the signatures and mailed in our legal work.
Brian Lyke was fantastic. He came for a dress rehearsal the day before and offered helpful suggestions. He really worked Read more...
Brian Lyke was fantastic. He came for a dress rehearsal the day before and offered helpful suggestions. He really worked to accommodate what we wanted and without any judgement. The day of the wedding he was friendly, professional, and well prepared. He did a great job!

After the wedding, he mailed us a copy of the signatures and mailed in our legal work. Read less
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Ish
Wedding:
9/12/2013
4.7/5.0
Brian did an amazing job and even had all the wedding guests at one point were clapping after one of his comments. I would recommend to anyone to use Brian as an Officiant.
Brian did an amazing job and even had all the wedding guests at one point were clapping after one of his comments. I would Read more...
Brian did an amazing job and even had all the wedding guests at one point were clapping after one of his comments. I would recommend to anyone to use Brian as an Officiant. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.7/5.0
We hired Brian Lyke to be our wedding officiant for our June 1, 2013 wedding. We liked Brian from the moment we met him. We thought about having a friend officiate at our wedding, but we decided we needed someone with experience. Brian had great ideas. He offered us ideas on readings and a sand ceremony for my fiancé's kids to perform with us. Our guests all commented on the excellent job he did and that he made it feel very intimate and personalized it for us. Brian listened to us (although I do recommend that no matter who you use, send them an email describing your future mate and your relationship because they can't make it personal, if you don't tell them about yourselves). Brian is great about getting back to you. He is experienced and has probably seen a little bit of everything. I highly recommend Brian Lyke to be your wedding officiant. We were happy we chose him.
We hired Brian Lyke to be our wedding officiant for our June 1, 2013 wedding. We liked Brian from the moment we met him. Read more...
We hired Brian Lyke to be our wedding officiant for our June 1, 2013 wedding. We liked Brian from the moment we met him. We thought about having a friend officiate at our wedding, but we decided we needed someone with experience. Brian had great ideas. He offered us ideas on readings and a sand ceremony for my fiancé's kids to perform with us. Our guests all commented on the excellent job he did and that he made it feel very intimate and personalized it for us. Brian listened to us (although I do recommend that no matter who you use, send them an email describing your future mate and your relationship because they can't make it personal, if you don't tell them about yourselves). Brian is great about getting back to you. He is experienced and has probably seen a little bit of everything. I highly recommend Brian Lyke to be your wedding officiant. We were happy we chose him. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
3/27/2011
4.5/5.0
Brian did a wonderful job for us. We wanted a very low key ceremony and he really understood our wishes. At the last minute we had to switch venues due to a road closure and he came up with a terrific alternative. I would recommend Brian for a very special, intimate affair.
Brian did a wonderful job for us. We wanted a very low key ceremony and he really understood our wishes. At the last Read more...
Brian did a wonderful job for us. We wanted a very low key ceremony and he really understood our wishes. At the last minute we had to switch venues due to a road closure and he came up with a terrific alternative. I would recommend Brian for a very special, intimate affair. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/8/2011
4.4/5.0
Brian was very helpful and professional during our planning process. We so enjoyed the ceremony he performed for our wedding. He was able to accurately articulate our individual characters and bring them together as one! Thank you Brian, thank you for eveything.
Jennifer & Craig Corwin
Brian was very helpful and professional during our planning process. We so enjoyed the ceremony he performed for our Read more...
Brian was very helpful and professional during our planning process. We so enjoyed the ceremony he performed for our wedding. He was able to accurately articulate our individual characters and bring them together as one! Thank you Brian, thank you for eveything.
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