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Loving Celebrations

Sacramento , CA
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Sacramento, CA 95830 US (map)

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916-688-7756

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ABOUT US

We, Lori Levisen & Bob Waegell, are Sacramento Area Wedding Officiants who truly enjoy co-creating, with the bridal couple, celebrations that reflect their love; celebrations that reach... Read more
We, Lori Levisen & Bob Waegell, are Sacramento Area Wedding Officiants who truly enjoy co-creating, with the bridal couple, celebrations that reflect their love; celebrations that reach out to embrace & include their community of friends & family.

We have been performing weddings since 2003 and once you meet with either one or both of us for an informational interview, you'll be able to choose who you'll work with to co-create your ceremony. As you will find out, we work differently but we both take our jobs seriously, and consider it an honor to be chosen.

While Bob does have a small stone fruit orchard, performing weddings is our primary business, so we're more available to our clients. Lori has an old friend who has given her the nickname of "Last Minute Lori" because of her willingness to perform ceremonies within a few hours of the initial call. Last minute ceremonies is only a small part of Lori's business, but she does enjoy the spontaneous weddings and the surprise Vow Renewals as much as weddings that have taken months to plan.

We've performed ceremonies in private back yards and at country clubs, in restaurants, winery's, and in parks. And while we primarily serve the greater Sacramento area, I used to live in Santa Cruz and love to return to visit old friends. We do travel to other areas based upon your travel budget and our availability.

Whether you are being married tomorrow, next month, or next year, we welcome your phone call or email inquiry to start the process of getting to know one another.

Lori's cell: 831-345-1607; Bob's cell: 916-712-9379; e-mail: lovingcelebrations@yahoo.com 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, Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Most of the weddings we do are at non-religious sites.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Bob wears a black suit, white shirt and tie. Lori generally wears a black dress. If there is a theme to the wedding attire, we dress in accordance with the theme, whenever possible.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. We actually encourage this and we offer some sample vows that they can use to kick-start their own writing.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, we have readings and poems available should they request some samples but they are free to find their own readings. We do request to see the readings early enough to make the overall ceremony consistent with it.
How long are your ceremonies?
15 to 30 minutes - depending on what sub-ceremonies, such as the unity candle, sand blending, rose exchange, or wine box, etc. are included.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but we do hope that all of the choices that will need to be made to create a wedding and its ceremony stimulate communication and cooperative decisions about important things like money and children.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.
Do you supply a sound system?
Not at this time. Generally, your DJ or musicians will provide the officiant's microphone. Sound systems can also be rented, but be sure you get good instructions on how to set the system up before you leave the rental store.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was great working with Lori. She made sure that we had the ceremony that we wanted
It was great working with Lori. She made sure that we had the ceremony that we wanted
It was great working with Lori. She made sure that we had the ceremony that we wanted Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose to work with Lori, but we know we would've been equally as happy with Bob. They were both incredibly pleasant people. Lori did an amazing job! She was professional, felt like part of the family, and contributed a lot to the whole experience. I would recommend Lori and Bob to anyone!
We chose to work with Lori, but we know we would've been equally as happy with Bob. They were both incredibly pleasant Read more...
We chose to work with Lori, but we know we would've been equally as happy with Bob. They were both incredibly pleasant people. Lori did an amazing job! She was professional, felt like part of the family, and contributed a lot to the whole experience. I would recommend Lori and Bob to anyone! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Lori was extremely professional and friendly. She really took the time to make our ceremony fit what we were looking for.
Lori was extremely professional and friendly. She really took the time to make our ceremony fit what we were looking for.
Lori was extremely professional and friendly. She really took the time to make our ceremony fit what we were looking for. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I just have to say what an amazing job Lori did! The vows that she came up with were amazing, showed our true personality and the way we were as a couple. She took the time to make our day special and I appreciate everything she did for us! I would recommended her to anyone that is getting married the prices were reasonable and she does everything she can to make you happy. She is the type of officiant that will go out of her way to make everything perfect and I want to THANK her for making our day perfect. So THANK YOU Lori!!
I just have to say what an amazing job Lori did! The vows that she came up with were amazing, showed our true personality Read more...
I just have to say what an amazing job Lori did! The vows that she came up with were amazing, showed our true personality and the way we were as a couple. She took the time to make our day special and I appreciate everything she did for us! I would recommended her to anyone that is getting married the prices were reasonable and she does everything she can to make you happy. She is the type of officiant that will go out of her way to make everything perfect and I want to THANK her for making our day perfect. So THANK YOU Lori!! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Lori was absolutely amazing to work with. She was prompt, she kept
me in line with the deadlines that I committed. She was even flexible when I didn't meet the deadlines. =P Pleasure to work with her and will recommend to anyone looking for an officiant.
Lori was absolutely amazing to work with. She was prompt, she kept
me in line with the deadlines that I committed. She Read more...
Lori was absolutely amazing to work with. She was prompt, she kept
me in line with the deadlines that I committed. She was even flexible when I didn't meet the deadlines. =P Pleasure to work with her and will recommend to anyone looking for an officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but praises for Lori! She made our wedding all the more special by her unique and warm approach. She worked with us on our needs and wants and made sure that we were happy and satisfied with the program she made specially for us. She has a great aura about her, the moment we met, I knew that I will get along with her. Lori's the perfect officiant for our wedding.
We have nothing but praises for Lori! She made our wedding all the more special by her unique and warm approach. She Read more...
We have nothing but praises for Lori! She made our wedding all the more special by her unique and warm approach. She worked with us on our needs and wants and made sure that we were happy and satisfied with the program she made specially for us. She has a great aura about her, the moment we met, I knew that I will get along with her. Lori's the perfect officiant for our wedding. Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Loving celebrations did an awesome job at making our day special. Lori was excellent in helping us plan our ceremony, and great at not making us worry about anything.
Loving celebrations did an awesome job at making our day special. Lori was excellent in helping us plan our ceremony, and Read more...
Loving celebrations did an awesome job at making our day special. Lori was excellent in helping us plan our ceremony, and great at not making us worry about anything. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
They were very accommodating to our special requests and they helped us move things along because we had no clue what we were doing. Definitly worth the money.
They were very accommodating to our special requests and they helped us move things along because we had no clue what we Read more...
They were very accommodating to our special requests and they helped us move things along because we had no clue what we were doing. Definitly worth the money. Read less
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Kaiala
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Lori was outstanding!! She was punctual, helpful and caring! She helped me create the perfect ceremonyI I don't know what I would have done without her!!!
When we renew our vows, I am definitely calling on her to do the officiating!
Thank you for everything Lori. You were wonderful!!!

Love,

Kaiala Anaya-Araujo
Lori was outstanding!! She was punctual, helpful and caring! She helped me create the perfect ceremonyI I don't know what Read more...
Lori was outstanding!! She was punctual, helpful and caring! She helped me create the perfect ceremonyI I don't know what I would have done without her!!!
When we renew our vows, I am definitely calling on her to do the officiating!
Thank you for everything Lori. You were wonderful!!!

Love,

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Turkos
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Lori is an amazing person and officiant! She is very understanding, flexible and easy to work with. She was completely open to basically custom make our ceremony so that it felt just like "ours". Her warmth and love of her profession made our ceremony so special. Almost all of our guests praised her work during the reception - she's a star! Thank you so much for being a part of our big day, Lori!
Lori is an amazing person and officiant! She is very understanding, flexible and easy to work with. She was completely Read more...
Lori is an amazing person and officiant! She is very understanding, flexible and easy to work with. She was completely open to basically custom make our ceremony so that it felt just like "ours". Her warmth and love of her profession made our ceremony so special. Almost all of our guests praised her work during the reception - she's a star! Thank you so much for being a part of our big day, Lori! Read less
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