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Life Celebrations

Carmel , CA
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LOCATION

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

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831-277-5171

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ABOUT US

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

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

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

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

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Hailey
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He was timely, courteous, calming and patient to insure our event was perfect. I would recommend Brian to anyone who needs an officiant for their wedding day. Thanks for a wonderful ceremony Brian!
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He Read more...
Brian was incredible at our wedding. He took the time early on to get to know us and how we came together as a couple. He was timely, courteous, calming and patient to insure our event was perfect. I would recommend Brian to anyone who needs an officiant for their wedding day. Thanks for a wonderful ceremony Brian! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our anniversary with renewing our vows on the beach. Being the procrastinator that I am I waited a few days before to try and figure out details but to my luck Brian was available. We talked on the phone for a bit I gave him some background on our history as a couple and followed up by sending him a link to our wedding video. On the day of we met Brian at Carmel beach around sunset and nothing could have prepared me for the touching sermon he created. With our conversation and wedding video, he created the most beautifully personalized ceremony. My husband and I both were teary-eyed from his touching words. Don't hesitate book Brian! He is truly amazing and you can see the passion he has for helping couples celebrate their love.
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our Read more...
I found Brian through glowing reviews on Wedding Wire and I totally understand why! I wanted to surprise my husband on our anniversary with renewing our vows on the beach. Being the procrastinator that I am I waited a few days before to try and figure out details but to my luck Brian was available. We talked on the phone for a bit I gave him some background on our history as a couple and followed up by sending him a link to our wedding video. On the day of we met Brian at Carmel beach around sunset and nothing could have prepared me for the touching sermon he created. With our conversation and wedding video, he created the most beautifully personalized ceremony. My husband and I both were teary-eyed from his touching words. Don't hesitate book Brian! He is truly amazing and you can see the passion he has for helping couples celebrate their love. Read less
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Carla
Wedding:
11/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture everything we wanted to include in our ceremony and more. He was extremely kind with his words which resonated deeply with all in attendance. Thank you Brian, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and having you officiate our wedding, the ceremony will always hold a very special place in our hearts!
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture Read more...
We absolutely loved working with Brian for our wedding at Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley. Brian was able to capture everything we wanted to include in our ceremony and more. He was extremely kind with his words which resonated deeply with all in attendance. Thank you Brian, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and having you officiate our wedding, the ceremony will always hold a very special place in our hearts! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian was incredible.
Organized. Thoughtful. Flexible. Professional. Kind.
everything we could have wished for in an officiator.
Wouldn't have changed a thing!!!
Brian was incredible.
Organized. Thoughtful. Flexible. Professional. Kind.
everything we could have wished for Read more...
Brian was incredible.
Organized. Thoughtful. Flexible. Professional. Kind.
everything we could have wished for in an officiator.
Wouldn't have changed a thing!!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I rarely write reviews. Mainly because I have never been that impressed with a service that I felt inclined to share it with the world. However, Brian certainly deserves a few words from this bride!

Brian was refereed by many satisfied people but it wasn't until I met him that I truly understood what the big fuss was about. After, i spoke with him on the phone, exhanged a few emails and saw him for the reversal and the day of our wedding. The greatest part is that he is not needy. And I mean that Brain does not send you pointless emails or ask you awkward questions about the relationship you and your soon to be spouse have. He simply feels you both out and is able to read you without much effort. Brian wrote our ceremony beautifully. He captured my husband and I in such a perfect way. He made simple and appropriate jokes while also being so sincere and genuine in his words. Brian also let us use some creativetivity of unique traditions and not only did he embrace them, he seemed to enjoy it! It's clear that he loves his role in such a special day.

It's been a little over 3 weeks since our wedding and I still have friends and family expressing how incredible the ceremony was with Brian leading it. He makes an impact for sure.

I recommend Brian to anyone who is looking for a positive energy into your wedding ceremony. You will not be disappointed!!!!

Rachel & Guilherme
I rarely write reviews. Mainly because I have never been that impressed with a service that I felt inclined to share it Read more...
I rarely write reviews. Mainly because I have never been that impressed with a service that I felt inclined to share it with the world. However, Brian certainly deserves a few words from this bride!

Brian was refereed by many satisfied people but it wasn't until I met him that I truly understood what the big fuss was about. After, i spoke with him on the phone, exhanged a few emails and saw him for the reversal and the day of our wedding. The greatest part is that he is not needy. And I mean that Brain does not send you pointless emails or ask you awkward questions about the relationship you and your soon to be spouse have. He simply feels you both out and is able to read you without much effort. Brian wrote our ceremony beautifully. He captured my husband and I in such a perfect way. He made simple and appropriate jokes while also being so sincere and genuine in his words. Brian also let us use some creativetivity of unique traditions and not only did he embrace them, he seemed to enjoy it! It's clear that he loves his role in such a special day.

It's been a little over 3 weeks since our wedding and I still have friends and family expressing how incredible the ceremony was with Brian leading it. He makes an impact for sure.

I recommend Brian to anyone who is looking for a positive energy into your wedding ceremony. You will not be disappointed!!!!

Rachel & Guilherme Read less
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Travis
Wedding:
10/1/2016
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Brian was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect cermony!
Brian was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect cermony!
Brian was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect cermony! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
9/28/2016
5.0/5.0
We decided to have our wedding in the Big Sur having travelled through there in 2012. As we both reside in the UK we had to rely on online reviews when selecting someone to officiate our wedding and it soon became apparent who the best candidate was. Our initial contact with Brian was by email and we valued his expertise in helping to design our wedding ceremony. Brian talked us through the different options regarding the ceremony and was happy to cater for our slightly less formal wedding.

When we met Brian for the 1st time we knew we’d made a great selection for our big day. Brian had a big smile, was friendly & talked us through the ceremony. He answered all of our questions with professionalism & even helped us refine the flow of the ceremony. When Brian delivered the service we were both amazed at how he had captured both of us as individuals and as a couple. Brian had clearly taken a lot of time to craft his message and all of our guests commented on Brian’s kind words. We would recommend Brian to any couple. Mark & Laura
We decided to have our wedding in the Big Sur having travelled through there in 2012. As we both reside in the UK we had Read more...
We decided to have our wedding in the Big Sur having travelled through there in 2012. As we both reside in the UK we had to rely on online reviews when selecting someone to officiate our wedding and it soon became apparent who the best candidate was. Our initial contact with Brian was by email and we valued his expertise in helping to design our wedding ceremony. Brian talked us through the different options regarding the ceremony and was happy to cater for our slightly less formal wedding.

When we met Brian for the 1st time we knew we’d made a great selection for our big day. Brian had a big smile, was friendly & talked us through the ceremony. He answered all of our questions with professionalism & even helped us refine the flow of the ceremony. When Brian delivered the service we were both amazed at how he had captured both of us as individuals and as a couple. Brian had clearly taken a lot of time to craft his message and all of our guests commented on Brian’s kind words. We would recommend Brian to any couple. Mark & Laura Read less
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April
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Brian was very easy and he was very responsive to the ideas we had throughout the process. By the end of my time working with him he felt like part of the family. It was a special experience and I am very glad we went with Brian.
Working with Brian was very easy and he was very responsive to the ideas we had throughout the process. By the end of my Read more...
Working with Brian was very easy and he was very responsive to the ideas we had throughout the process. By the end of my time working with him he felt like part of the family. It was a special experience and I am very glad we went with Brian. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough of how Rev Brian made our wedding day so special. From day 1 of meeting him he made it easy and asked all the right questions. He listen and when he sent me the rehearsal ceremony I could not believe how much he listened cause he sounded like he knew us our whole life and not just the 30 minute's we meet at Starbucks! If you are searching for the perfect person to marry you choose Brian cause you will not regret it!!! I sure am glad I did!!! My wedding was perfect and he helped make it happen!!!
Thank you Terri Barajas
I cant say enough of how Rev Brian made our wedding day so special. From day 1 of meeting him he made it easy and asked Read more...
I cant say enough of how Rev Brian made our wedding day so special. From day 1 of meeting him he made it easy and asked all the right questions. He listen and when he sent me the rehearsal ceremony I could not believe how much he listened cause he sounded like he knew us our whole life and not just the 30 minute's we meet at Starbucks! If you are searching for the perfect person to marry you choose Brian cause you will not regret it!!! I sure am glad I did!!! My wedding was perfect and he helped make it happen!!!
Thank you Terri Barajas Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Brian was an amazing officiant. One of the biggest reasons why we chose him was because he made us feel at ease when we were around him. He engaged our guests in the ceremony which we loved! All of our guests said the length of the ceremony was perfect, not too long but not too short. It was about 25-30 minutes long. We're so grateful to have worked with him!
Brian was an amazing officiant. One of the biggest reasons why we chose him was because he made us feel at ease when we Read more...
Brian was an amazing officiant. One of the biggest reasons why we chose him was because he made us feel at ease when we were around him. He engaged our guests in the ceremony which we loved! All of our guests said the length of the ceremony was perfect, not too long but not too short. It was about 25-30 minutes long. We're so grateful to have worked with him! Read less
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