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One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies

Palm Springs Area, Inland Empire, Temecula, Fallbrook And San Diego Area , CA
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E-mail: weddingrevdon@gmail.com
Palm Springs area, Inland Empire, Temecula, Fallbrook and San Diego area, CA 92270 US (map)

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858-395-7834

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ABOUT US

Greetings! I'm Rev. Don Toshach with One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies, and I care almost as much about your wedding as you do! I received WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award for 2014, 2013, 2012,... Read more
Greetings! I'm Rev. Don Toshach with One-of-a-Kind Ceremonies, and I care almost as much about your wedding as you do! I received WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. My passion is to help you create the meaningful and memorable centerpiece to your wedding day: Your ceremony. I collaborate with you to "capture your flavor" and personalize your wedding or renewal of vows according to your beliefs and wishes. I love serving couples as I have as an ordained, nondenominational officiant for more than 23 years. I'm friendly, approachable, and nonjudgmental, and people say that the weddings I conduct are personal, heartfelt. entertaining, and inspiring, whether religious or nonreligious. It's a crime for a wedding ceremony to be boring! I now primarily serve the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs Area), Inland Empire, Temecula, Fallbrook, and the greater San Diego area, but I occasionally travel to the L.A. area or elsewhere if I'm available and the arrangements work out. I do plenty of long-distance coordination with couples who live out-of-state. I've also traveled to other states to perform weddings. Many couples book me a year or more in advance, but sometimes I have cancellations or open dates, so please check with me. I also work closely with my new business partner Rev. Rich Wilson, who is excellent and experienced. If I'm not available, sometimes he is. If neither of us are, we can refer you to other resources to cover your officiant needs. Please call or e-mail me...I'd love to be a part of one of the most important days of your life--and collaborate with you to maximize the memories of your special day! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
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, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Whatever the bride and groom's preference: suit, ministerial robe, or casual.
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?
Definitely.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. I offer options, but give the couple freedom to incorporate what they want.
How long are your ceremonies?
The couple determines the length. Most of the ceremonies I conduct average 15-20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. I do offer one or two sessions of pre-marital counseling, but it is not mandatory.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I prefer being at rehearsals because it's a great place to meet the families and bridal party, and I've found that the ceremonies go much smoother with a little practice.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

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Jen
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I heard about Don Toshach through our photographers and immediately asked to meet him. I was floored, he was the entire package. He wanted to understand who we were and what we were about. He was witty, personable, charming, and I felt as though I was talking to a close friend that I had known for years. On our wedding day, he calmed both me and my fiancé down. He allowed us to be ourselves throughout the ceremony while enabling us to bring out our confidence and emotion simultaneously. I think most couples are in a trance throughout the ceremony because of nerves and don’t remember anything, but Oscar and I were fully present because Don made us feel so comfortable. It was as though he made the audience disappear and it was just Oscar and I. Don not only played off of our laughter, but he created it. In fact, the audience became participants and everyone felt whatever emotion we were feeling in that moment. He also helped create the intense emotion during certain moments of our love notes to one another. The entire process of working with him before the wedding was stressless. He made it so easy. We exchanged our ideas via internet and he took charge while still allowing us to be apart of the process. Don is organized, efficient, respectful, and downright FUN. Family and friends are STILL asking about Don and complimenting how wonderful the ceremony was because he was so smooth. I don’t see Don as some Officiant or Reverand who married Oscar and I. I see him more as an experience, an experience that occurred during the most important part of my life and for that my heart will forever be in debt to him. Handsdown, he was the best decision we made.
I heard about Don Toshach through our photographers and immediately asked to meet him. I was floored, he was the entire Read more...
I heard about Don Toshach through our photographers and immediately asked to meet him. I was floored, he was the entire package. He wanted to understand who we were and what we were about. He was witty, personable, charming, and I felt as though I was talking to a close friend that I had known for years. On our wedding day, he calmed both me and my fiancé down. He allowed us to be ourselves throughout the ceremony while enabling us to bring out our confidence and emotion simultaneously. I think most couples are in a trance throughout the ceremony because of nerves and don’t remember anything, but Oscar and I were fully present because Don made us feel so comfortable. It was as though he made the audience disappear and it was just Oscar and I. Don not only played off of our laughter, but he created it. In fact, the audience became participants and everyone felt whatever emotion we were feeling in that moment. He also helped create the intense emotion during certain moments of our love notes to one another. The entire process of working with him before the wedding was stressless. He made it so easy. We exchanged our ideas via internet and he took charge while still allowing us to be apart of the process. Don is organized, efficient, respectful, and downright FUN. Family and friends are STILL asking about Don and complimenting how wonderful the ceremony was because he was so smooth. I don’t see Don as some Officiant or Reverand who married Oscar and I. I see him more as an experience, an experience that occurred during the most important part of my life and for that my heart will forever be in debt to him. Handsdown, he was the best decision we made. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Regarding: Don Toshash
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our ceremony. He was helpful, kind, funny, and professional. He got many compliments from our guests and we would hire him over and over again.
Regarding: Don Toshash
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our ceremony. He was helpful, kind, funny, Read more...
Regarding: Don Toshash
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our ceremony. He was helpful, kind, funny, and professional. He got many compliments from our guests and we would hire him over and over again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Wedding date 09/27/2014
Rev. Don Toshach was fantastic! His openess to all faiths allowed us to have the perfect wedding for us as it was "non-traditional". The planning, readings, and ceremony ideas he provided, as well as more than timely responsiveness, made arranging this portion of our wedding a breeze. We were able to teleconference our meetings because of living out-of-state and it worked out perfectly. He even accommodated meeting us in person months before the wedding which was awesome! The day of, Rev. Don arrived an hour before the ceremony to go over last minute questions and to meet the available wedding-parties. The ceremony went exactly as planned and was short and sweet. We've had so many family members and friends comment on his warmth and humor used throughout. He even walked us through the wedding license process and mailed it in for us! We cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Rev. Don. My recommendation is to book him as soon as you can! Thank you, Don, for a truly memorable and amazing wedding!
Wedding date 09/27/2014
Rev. Don Toshach was fantastic! His openess to all faiths allowed us to have the perfect Read more...
Wedding date 09/27/2014
Rev. Don Toshach was fantastic! His openess to all faiths allowed us to have the perfect wedding for us as it was "non-traditional". The planning, readings, and ceremony ideas he provided, as well as more than timely responsiveness, made arranging this portion of our wedding a breeze. We were able to teleconference our meetings because of living out-of-state and it worked out perfectly. He even accommodated meeting us in person months before the wedding which was awesome! The day of, Rev. Don arrived an hour before the ceremony to go over last minute questions and to meet the available wedding-parties. The ceremony went exactly as planned and was short and sweet. We've had so many family members and friends comment on his warmth and humor used throughout. He even walked us through the wedding license process and mailed it in for us! We cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Rev. Don. My recommendation is to book him as soon as you can! Thank you, Don, for a truly memorable and amazing wedding! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We found, or in our case, he was referred to us in the in the last moments as our original wedding pastor had an emergency. We are so happy he came to rescue our wedding plans. We feel as if he is part of the family. Thank you so very much.
We found, or in our case, he was referred to us in the in the last moments as our original wedding pastor had an Read more...
We found, or in our case, he was referred to us in the in the last moments as our original wedding pastor had an emergency. We are so happy he came to rescue our wedding plans. We feel as if he is part of the family. Thank you so very much. Read less
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Cheri
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don was the best officiant we could ever ask for our wedding! He has a special way of making your ceremony simply perfect! I would highly recommend him for any occasion! My guests couldn't stop telling me how wonderful he was! Thank you Reverend Don for making our wedding ceremony more than we could ever ask for!:)
Reverend Don was the best officiant we could ever ask for our wedding! He has a special way of making your ceremony simply Read more...
Reverend Don was the best officiant we could ever ask for our wedding! He has a special way of making your ceremony simply perfect! I would highly recommend him for any occasion! My guests couldn't stop telling me how wonderful he was! Thank you Reverend Don for making our wedding ceremony more than we could ever ask for!:) Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Don is by far the most talented wedding officiant. He adapts to your needs and makes your wedding day so special and authentic. We planned our first meeting with Don approximately over a year before our wedding date because I knew that choosing a Reverend for our wedding day was a BIG deal. Our first meeting was at Starbucks and we conversed for about 3 hours. My husband and I had so much in common with him and was so down to earth. He went over pricing, the process, writing our vows, and selecting verses for our wedding day. Don is very thorough in his approach and made such a great first impression. Don offers pre marital counseling for those who need it and for those who want to strengthen what they already have. My husband and I communicate very well, but we still decided to do the pre marital counseling. Approximately 4 months prior to our wedding we met with Don at our place in the morning and had some Orange juice and scones :) Prior to our meeting, Don gave us a few documents to review with one another and to jot down a few thoughts for each question he would be asking us on the day of counseling. When we met Don, we felt prepared and relaxed. It was a great experience for my husband and I because we felt like we had bonded with Don. We got to know a little more about him and he got to know the details about our relationship. My husband and I felt even closer after this meeting (we didn't think that was possible)! It was such a great experience and it made us feel even more comfortable with Don on our wedding day. On our wedding Day, Don helped everything transition smoothly. He greeted myself and my husband prior to us walking down the aisle and put us at ease right away. Don is so sincere. I have nothing bad to say about Don! If you choose to go with him for your wedding day, you will never regret it. He can make your wedding day exactly how you imagined it. Lauren and Gregory <3
Reverend Don is by far the most talented wedding officiant. He adapts to your needs and makes your wedding day so special Read more...
Reverend Don is by far the most talented wedding officiant. He adapts to your needs and makes your wedding day so special and authentic. We planned our first meeting with Don approximately over a year before our wedding date because I knew that choosing a Reverend for our wedding day was a BIG deal. Our first meeting was at Starbucks and we conversed for about 3 hours. My husband and I had so much in common with him and was so down to earth. He went over pricing, the process, writing our vows, and selecting verses for our wedding day. Don is very thorough in his approach and made such a great first impression. Don offers pre marital counseling for those who need it and for those who want to strengthen what they already have. My husband and I communicate very well, but we still decided to do the pre marital counseling. Approximately 4 months prior to our wedding we met with Don at our place in the morning and had some Orange juice and scones :) Prior to our meeting, Don gave us a few documents to review with one another and to jot down a few thoughts for each question he would be asking us on the day of counseling. When we met Don, we felt prepared and relaxed. It was a great experience for my husband and I because we felt like we had bonded with Don. We got to know a little more about him and he got to know the details about our relationship. My husband and I felt even closer after this meeting (we didn't think that was possible)! It was such a great experience and it made us feel even more comfortable with Don on our wedding day. On our wedding Day, Don helped everything transition smoothly. He greeted myself and my husband prior to us walking down the aisle and put us at ease right away. Don is so sincere. I have nothing bad to say about Don! If you choose to go with him for your wedding day, you will never regret it. He can make your wedding day exactly how you imagined it. Lauren and Gregory <3 Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Don was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. We wanted someone willing to work with our non-religious ceremony and be a calming but light presence for us to feel comfortable. Rev. Don allowed us to research our own readings and customize our vows, and was very friendly to all of our family and friends. We had a great day and Rev. Don was a big part of that!
Rev. Don was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. We wanted someone willing to work with our Read more...
Rev. Don was exactly what we were looking for in a wedding officiant. We wanted someone willing to work with our non-religious ceremony and be a calming but light presence for us to feel comfortable. Rev. Don allowed us to research our own readings and customize our vows, and was very friendly to all of our family and friends. We had a great day and Rev. Don was a big part of that! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is very stressful and very overwhelming! My husband and I were nervous before meeting Rev Don for the first time. Especially for a bride who is counting on someone who she has never met to make her wedding day memorable. The first day we met Rev Don my husband and I both agreed it felt like we knew him for years. We felt relieved and comfortable sharing our story with him. He was very understanding. In most cases, you can tell when an ordained minister is just looking to get paid and leave. He took the time to get to know us and make sure our ceremony was the way we wanted it. Before interviewing other ordained ministers, I suggest you take the time to meet Rev Don!
Planning a wedding is very stressful and very overwhelming! My husband and I were nervous before meeting Rev Don for the Read more...
Planning a wedding is very stressful and very overwhelming! My husband and I were nervous before meeting Rev Don for the first time. Especially for a bride who is counting on someone who she has never met to make her wedding day memorable. The first day we met Rev Don my husband and I both agreed it felt like we knew him for years. We felt relieved and comfortable sharing our story with him. He was very understanding. In most cases, you can tell when an ordained minister is just looking to get paid and leave. He took the time to get to know us and make sure our ceremony was the way we wanted it. Before interviewing other ordained ministers, I suggest you take the time to meet Rev Don! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on 8/16/14 and Don was one of the recommended vendors from our venue. We could not have been happier with our choice! Don spent a lot of time getting to know us and the story of how we met. He was able to incorporate some really fun things into our ceremony so that it was exactly what we wanted. Don is extremely flexible and very fun to work with. He made everything feel so relaxed and has a great sense of humor! Everyone at the wedding LOVED him. You will not be disappointed!
My husband and I got married on 8/16/14 and Don was one of the recommended vendors from our venue. We could not have been Read more...
My husband and I got married on 8/16/14 and Don was one of the recommended vendors from our venue. We could not have been happier with our choice! Don spent a lot of time getting to know us and the story of how we met. He was able to incorporate some really fun things into our ceremony so that it was exactly what we wanted. Don is extremely flexible and very fun to work with. He made everything feel so relaxed and has a great sense of humor! Everyone at the wedding LOVED him. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Don was amazing! He married my daughter and son-in-law. They chose him from the vendor list at Los Willows (the venue where they were married). They made a GREAT choice! He took the time to get to know them and get to know their story. He made their ceremony truly unique to them. He was very personable and funny at times and made everyone feel comfortable. We had several guests ask how Jillian and Matt knew Pastor Don because it seemed like he had known them for a long time. If you choose Pastor Don to officiate your wedding, you will NOT be disappointed. He is a great guy!
Pastor Don was amazing! He married my daughter and son-in-law. They chose him from the vendor list at Los Willows (the Read more...
Pastor Don was amazing! He married my daughter and son-in-law. They chose him from the vendor list at Los Willows (the venue where they were married). They made a GREAT choice! He took the time to get to know them and get to know their story. He made their ceremony truly unique to them. He was very personable and funny at times and made everyone feel comfortable. We had several guests ask how Jillian and Matt knew Pastor Don because it seemed like he had known them for a long time. If you choose Pastor Don to officiate your wedding, you will NOT be disappointed. He is a great guy! Read less
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