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Lissin Lev Chaya, Wedding Celebrant and Officiant

Pacifica , CA

LOCATION

446 Old County Rd., Suite 100 #405
Pacifica, CA 94044 US (map)

PHONE

650-455-8438

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

Are you dreaming of a meaningful and personal wedding ceremony that truly reflects you and your values? Are you looking for an officiant... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

Are you dreaming of a meaningful and personal wedding ceremony that truly reflects you and your values? Are you looking for an officiant who goes the extra distance to help you feel calm, grounded and present on your wedding day?
If you are, I'm so glad you found me! It would be my honor to guide the two of you in creating the personal, authentic, custom wedding ceremony of your dreams. Whatever type of ceremony you desire, whether an intimate elopement on the beach or a grand celebration with family and friends, I cultivate a joyful, comfortable, respectful and relaxed atmosphere. Traditional, eclectic or anywhere in between, spiritual or secular, religious, interfaith, cultural, or civil, we will create something that feels true to you. From the moment we decide to work together through the rehearsal and the wedding day itself, you can trust that I will be there to support you and facilitate your ceremony journey so that you can be present with each other, your community and what really matters.
I invite you to contact me for a no-obligation meeting over coffee or tea to see if we are a good fit. If you are planning a destination wedding and coming from far away, we can meet over Skype. I look forward to speaking with you! 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, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. I especially love ceremonies out in nature or at creative venues.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I will coordinate my attire with your ceremony if you desire ~ I usually wear neutral colors and look professional without taking the focus away from you.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I create custom ceremony scripts for each couple. Your unique ceremony should be all about the two of you, and you have approval over everything that is said.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage you to write your own vows, provide my couples with a vow writing worksheet I've created, and will help you with the process if you desire.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
If you choose to include a reading, I have a selection you may choose from if it makes it easier on you, but you are welcome to find your own readings that speak to you as well.
How long are your ceremonies?
My ceremonies are typically 15-30 minutes, depending on how many readings, music, and ritual elements you would like to include.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I don't require premarital counseling, but I think it's a great idea for most couples. I can provide referrals of wonderful professionals if you would like.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, if my schedule allows.
Do you supply a sound system?
I can supply a sound system if needed for an additional fee, but I prefer to use one supplied by your venue or DJ.

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Jessica
Wedding:
10/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Lissin was a wonderful celebrant/officiant (and singer) for our wedding on Montara Beach, CA. She created a personal and sweet ceremony that we absolutely felt represented our personalities. We felt very comfortable with her both before-hand and on the wedding day. She has a relaxing and down-to-earth personality that I felt helped balance the anxious and exciting emotions of the day. We also had her sing a song while I walked down the isle, and she has an amazing voice! Thank you Lissin for doing such a great job for us, we definitely recommend you to other couples!
Lissin was a wonderful celebrant/officiant (and singer) for our wedding on Montara Beach, CA. She created a personal and Read more...
Lissin was a wonderful celebrant/officiant (and singer) for our wedding on Montara Beach, CA. She created a personal and sweet ceremony that we absolutely felt represented our personalities. We felt very comfortable with her both before-hand and on the wedding day. She has a relaxing and down-to-earth personality that I felt helped balance the anxious and exciting emotions of the day. We also had her sing a song while I walked down the isle, and she has an amazing voice! Thank you Lissin for doing such a great job for us, we definitely recommend you to other couples! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Exactly what my wife and I wanted! Someone peaceful with a great heart - she set the tone we wanted at our ceremony. Lissin was amazing in every way and made our special day in San Francisco all the better. I cannot recommend her enough.

Don’t let the short length of this mean anything. Lissin was amazing! Thank you so much Lissin. :)

Chris and Priscilla from Hong Kong
Exactly what my wife and I wanted! Someone peaceful with a great heart - she set the tone we wanted at our ceremony. Read more...
Exactly what my wife and I wanted! Someone peaceful with a great heart - she set the tone we wanted at our ceremony. Lissin was amazing in every way and made our special day in San Francisco all the better. I cannot recommend her enough.

Don’t let the short length of this mean anything. Lissin was amazing! Thank you so much Lissin. :)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lissin was more than we could have asked for. From our first meeting to the ceremony she was there and got to know us so well in such a short amount of time. She took a sincere interest in us and what we wanted out of our day. She truly made every effort to make our ceremony unique, special and ours!
Lissin was more than we could have asked for. From our first meeting to the ceremony she was there and got to know us so Read more...
Lissin was more than we could have asked for. From our first meeting to the ceremony she was there and got to know us so well in such a short amount of time. She took a sincere interest in us and what we wanted out of our day. She truly made every effort to make our ceremony unique, special and ours! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lissin crafted such a beautiful and authentic wedding ceremony for us. The questions she asked us helped us think more deeply about the type of ceremony we wanted. She was so gentle and respectful in creating a ceremony that was true to us and to our relationship, and helped us find the right words to honor our strong ties to friends and family. Lissin helped us find a calm and grounded mental place before the ceremony so that we could really savor the experience, and she even sang us a beautiful blessing. We can't say enough good things about her!
Lissin crafted such a beautiful and authentic wedding ceremony for us. The questions she asked us helped us think more Read more...
Lissin crafted such a beautiful and authentic wedding ceremony for us. The questions she asked us helped us think more deeply about the type of ceremony we wanted. She was so gentle and respectful in creating a ceremony that was true to us and to our relationship, and helped us find the right words to honor our strong ties to friends and family. Lissin helped us find a calm and grounded mental place before the ceremony so that we could really savor the experience, and she even sang us a beautiful blessing. We can't say enough good things about her! Read less
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William
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Lissin stepped up when another officiant cancelled on us just weeks before our wedding date. She worked with us diligently and professionally to customize the ceremony to our needs and wishes. She was also very helpful in assisting us with details that we had not thought of. When the date arrived for our wedding, she was prompt, very professional and understood our nervousness. She managed to smooth our anxiety and conduct the ceremony in a beautiful manner; even taking photos for us after the service was completed. On a scale of 0-100, I would rate her at 110. A job well done for a reasonable fee. What a blessing she was for our wedding day.
Lissin stepped up when another officiant cancelled on us just weeks before our wedding date. She worked with us diligently Read more...
Lissin stepped up when another officiant cancelled on us just weeks before our wedding date. She worked with us diligently and professionally to customize the ceremony to our needs and wishes. She was also very helpful in assisting us with details that we had not thought of. When the date arrived for our wedding, she was prompt, very professional and understood our nervousness. She managed to smooth our anxiety and conduct the ceremony in a beautiful manner; even taking photos for us after the service was completed. On a scale of 0-100, I would rate her at 110. A job well done for a reasonable fee. What a blessing she was for our wedding day. Read less
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Salem
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Lissin is fantastic. We switched officiants less than two weeks out from our date after realizing another vendor we had chosen was not going to provide the level of personalization and guidance that Lissin includes. Lissin was incredibly gracious, worked with us over an extremely tight timeframe and crafted a truly beautiful, completely personalized ceremony for us. She is calm, kind, grounded and very reassuring. I am so thankful that she was able to help us with our wedding, she brought it all together and incorporated every bit of feedback and requests we had along the way. She also did a great job balancing a secular ceremony with a strong sense of the sacred and really inviting everyone into the experience. We got tons of compliments on what a great job she did. Highly, highly recommend.
Lissin is fantastic. We switched officiants less than two weeks out from our date after realizing another vendor we had Read more...
Lissin is fantastic. We switched officiants less than two weeks out from our date after realizing another vendor we had chosen was not going to provide the level of personalization and guidance that Lissin includes. Lissin was incredibly gracious, worked with us over an extremely tight timeframe and crafted a truly beautiful, completely personalized ceremony for us. She is calm, kind, grounded and very reassuring. I am so thankful that she was able to help us with our wedding, she brought it all together and incorporated every bit of feedback and requests we had along the way. She also did a great job balancing a secular ceremony with a strong sense of the sacred and really inviting everyone into the experience. We got tons of compliments on what a great job she did. Highly, highly recommend. Read less
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Talia
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Lissin is the most calming presence you could have on your wedding day. She went above and beyond creating a wedding ceremony that reflected how my husband and I felt towards each other. After meeting with multiple officiants, she was the first that made us feel like she was there to make this a truly original experience and not a business transaction. Lissin cares deeply about what she does and is an artist with words. She is able to articulate your love story when you can not find the words. We were blessed to have her.
Lissin is the most calming presence you could have on your wedding day. She went above and beyond creating a wedding Read more...
Lissin is the most calming presence you could have on your wedding day. She went above and beyond creating a wedding ceremony that reflected how my husband and I felt towards each other. After meeting with multiple officiants, she was the first that made us feel like she was there to make this a truly original experience and not a business transaction. Lissin cares deeply about what she does and is an artist with words. She is able to articulate your love story when you can not find the words. We were blessed to have her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lissin was great to work with and really made our ceremony a special and memorable event. Several months before the wedding she met with us a few times, in person, to get to know us. This really helped as the ceremony she produced really captured my wife and I in a truly memorable way.

Lissin was very flexible in her schedule and was there during the whole process. From a couple days before the wedding to the rehearsel dinner, and of course at the ceremony. Really can't say enough good things about her. I highly recommend her to all of you future newlyweds.
Lissin was great to work with and really made our ceremony a special and memorable event. Several months before the Read more...
Lissin was great to work with and really made our ceremony a special and memorable event. Several months before the wedding she met with us a few times, in person, to get to know us. This really helped as the ceremony she produced really captured my wife and I in a truly memorable way.

Lissin was very flexible in her schedule and was there during the whole process. From a couple days before the wedding to the rehearsel dinner, and of course at the ceremony. Really can't say enough good things about her. I highly recommend her to all of you future newlyweds. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Lissin was absolutely wonderful to work with and just the perfect person to marry us. My husband and I got married on August 10th at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley. You can watch Lissin in our wedding video. It was such a beautiful venue and we wanted an airy but intimate ceremony to fit with the surroundings. Lissin understood our vision and delivered such a beautiful and unique experience; it was beyond my expectations. Our guests absolutely loved the entire ceremony, which was excellent because we didn't want an officiant who would drone on and bore everyone to death.

Lissin took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions and really get to know us as a couple. She gave us so many different options and ideas on how to create our perfect ceremony. It really felt customized yet still natural. My favorite part was how spiritual Lissin was and how she personally met with me before the ceremony to guide me through a few breathing exercises and to clear my mind. I thought it was very thoughtful and it really brought me back to the present right before I walked down the aisle.

Up to this day, when I close my eyes, I can still picture our ceremony and that beautiful moment with my husband. It was truly memorable. I would highly recommend Lissin to all my friends and anyone who is looking for the perfect officiant.
Lissin was absolutely wonderful to work with and just the perfect person to marry us. My husband and I got married on Read more...
Lissin was absolutely wonderful to work with and just the perfect person to marry us. My husband and I got married on August 10th at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley. You can watch Lissin in our wedding video. It was such a beautiful venue and we wanted an airy but intimate ceremony to fit with the surroundings. Lissin understood our vision and delivered such a beautiful and unique experience; it was beyond my expectations. Our guests absolutely loved the entire ceremony, which was excellent because we didn't want an officiant who would drone on and bore everyone to death.

Lissin took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions and really get to know us as a couple. She gave us so many different options and ideas on how to create our perfect ceremony. It really felt customized yet still natural. My favorite part was how spiritual Lissin was and how she personally met with me before the ceremony to guide me through a few breathing exercises and to clear my mind. I thought it was very thoughtful and it really brought me back to the present right before I walked down the aisle.

Up to this day, when I close my eyes, I can still picture our ceremony and that beautiful moment with my husband. It was truly memorable. I would highly recommend Lissin to all my friends and anyone who is looking for the perfect officiant. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Lissin officiated for our wedding in July of this year. We are former neighbors of Lissin and had been to five of her weddings so we already knew what beautiful ceremonies she creates. There was no doubt in our minds that we wanted her to officiate for us. Lissin was one of the first calls we made after getting engaged. We booked her nearly a year in advance!
Even though she has known us for years we still filled out all of her surveys and each wrote our stories for her to use as materials in constructing our ceremony. This process alone was a lovely exercise in reflecting on what we love about each other and what marriage means to our relationship. Lissin used these questionnaires to craft a ceremony that was touching and personal and very reflective of our unique relationship. No two of Lissin’s ceremonies are alike, her special talent lies in making ceremonies that are a unique reflection of the couple she is uniting.
Lissin does much more than just creating a script for her weddings. She helped us plan and orchestrate the entire ceremony complete with timing for music, particulars about readings and vows and rituals that were perfectly tailored to our taste. We started the process of planning the ceremony with very few concrete ideas about what we wanted and Lissin helped guide us every step of the way until our ceremony was perfect for us.
Lissin is also a wonderful person to have around during what can be an overwhelming time. She is calm and grounded and brought out my calm and grounded side when I was feeling more like a chicken with my head cut off. Lissin is very focused on being present and helped me to also be present and calm and enjoy my wedding.
Finally, the feedback from my wedding guests was overwhelming! They loved the ceremony. Most of them were crying. Many of them said it was the most heartfelt and genuine wedding ceremony they had ever attended. Lissin made our ceremony perfect and unforgettable.
Lissin officiated for our wedding in July of this year. We are former neighbors of Lissin and had been to five of her Read more...
Lissin officiated for our wedding in July of this year. We are former neighbors of Lissin and had been to five of her weddings so we already knew what beautiful ceremonies she creates. There was no doubt in our minds that we wanted her to officiate for us. Lissin was one of the first calls we made after getting engaged. We booked her nearly a year in advance!
Even though she has known us for years we still filled out all of her surveys and each wrote our stories for her to use as materials in constructing our ceremony. This process alone was a lovely exercise in reflecting on what we love about each other and what marriage means to our relationship. Lissin used these questionnaires to craft a ceremony that was touching and personal and very reflective of our unique relationship. No two of Lissin’s ceremonies are alike, her special talent lies in making ceremonies that are a unique reflection of the couple she is uniting.
Lissin does much more than just creating a script for her weddings. She helped us plan and orchestrate the entire ceremony complete with timing for music, particulars about readings and vows and rituals that were perfectly tailored to our taste. We started the process of planning the ceremony with very few concrete ideas about what we wanted and Lissin helped guide us every step of the way until our ceremony was perfect for us.
Lissin is also a wonderful person to have around during what can be an overwhelming time. She is calm and grounded and brought out my calm and grounded side when I was feeling more like a chicken with my head cut off. Lissin is very focused on being present and helped me to also be present and calm and enjoy my wedding.
Finally, the feedback from my wedding guests was overwhelming! They loved the ceremony. Most of them were crying. Many of them said it was the most heartfelt and genuine wedding ceremony they had ever attended. Lissin made our ceremony perfect and unforgettable. Read less
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