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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward

Southern Ca

LOCATION

Southern CA, 90222 US (map)

PHONE

310-738-0541

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Dear Engaged Couples,
There are a lot of wonderful officiants and celebrants out there so you may be wondering what sets me apart from the rest. Let me begin by saying that I am a... Read more
Dear Engaged Couples,
There are a lot of wonderful officiants and celebrants out there so you may be wondering what sets me apart from the rest. Let me begin by saying that I am a trained celebrant, minister and anthropologist which means that I have both spiritual and academic insight, along with practical experience, into the history and creation of ceremony and ritual and the importance that many people place on their role when celebrating the milestones of their lives. Secondly, I am fully vested in providing you with caring service and an attentive ear. Beginning with our initial contact I pay attention to what you want and don't want in your ceremony and will work to co-create that ceremony with you. When I arrive at our initial consultation I will bring sample ceremonies and photos from past weddings so you can get a sense of my style. During the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, I am but a phone call, text message or email away if you want to bounce an idea off me or make changes. I also use this time to coordinate with your wedding planner and other professionals so that we can work together to ensure that your wedding goes smoothly. Finally on the day of your wedding I arrive 45 minutes - 1 hour early to review the license and work out any details and then, rather than rushing off to my next appointment, I allow ample time after your wedding for signing the license and other post-ceremony details. If you have any wedding related problems or questions after the big day I am at your service. In short, I'm there for you from beginning to end. Your Wedding Package Includes: Complimentary initial face-to-face consultation Unlimited support and follow-up via email, telephone and Skype Customized or standard wedding ceremony My arrival 1 hour prior to ceremony start time Notary services Completing and filing of marriage license Timely response to any post-ceremony issues So if you're planning a wedding in the Southern California area, please contact me by telephone at (310) 738-0541 or email at celebrant@aritetocelebrate.com
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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), Christian - Baptist, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact I prefer to perform weddings in natural settings.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I prefer to wear a dark skirt or pants suit, but my attire reflects the nature and location of the wedding and the choices of the couple. I also have a traditional black robe to wear if that is the couple's preference.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I have several pre-written ceremonies from whch the couple can choose, I can write a custom ceremony or the couple may write their own vows.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I do.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No the couple may read from any source they like or I can offer suggestions.
How long are your ceremonies?
The average ceremony last about 18 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, if I'm available.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, I have a personal PA system that can be provided with advance notice. However the couple or the venue must supply the power.

REVIEWS

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Nelinda
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie...
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie...
Very good service... At last minute we contact her, and she did a great job. Thank you Connie... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!!
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!!
Reverend Connie was great. She was punctual, professional, and thorough. We would definitely recommend her!! Read less
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Omar
Wedding:
2/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made our wedding less stressful.
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made Read more...
Reverend Connie was wonderful to work with as she was both flexible and creative. Her experience and guidance truly made our wedding less stressful. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party.
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party.
Connie was excellent. She dressed up as we requested since our wedding was a costume party. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
10/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Los Angeles on the beach. She helped us pick the perfect beach and location by the Santa Monica Pier. She was always available to help me with all my questions, and I had plenty. She was on time, and helped us get all the preperations done before and during the ceremony.
The price was very fair and would use her again and recommend her to everyone. The words she chose to use for our wedding were perfect and very sweet. She will/can customize anything you want. I just cant say enough about her. She was wonderful and my advice to you is USE REV CONNIE...
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Read more...
Rev Connie was FABO.... She was sooo nice, sweet and very helpful. We are from outta state and interested in a wedding in Los Angeles on the beach. She helped us pick the perfect beach and location by the Santa Monica Pier. She was always available to help me with all my questions, and I had plenty. She was on time, and helped us get all the preperations done before and during the ceremony.
The price was very fair and would use her again and recommend her to everyone. The words she chose to use for our wedding were perfect and very sweet. She will/can customize anything you want. I just cant say enough about her. She was wonderful and my advice to you is USE REV CONNIE... Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you Tammy for such a great review. I'm going to use this one as my new featured review.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with both the date and time after I had to keep changing it based on our schedules and the schedule of our witness. She also allowed us to dictate how we wanted the wedding to feel- we wanted only a brief ceremony with plenty of time to exchange our written vows, and she gave us just that. It was simple and perfect for us, and Connie was warm, courteous and thoughtful. It was a joy to have her be a part of our special day and I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an officiant!
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with Read more...
Rev. Connie was extremely helpful to me when I was scheduling our small wedding ceremony. She provided flexibility with both the date and time after I had to keep changing it based on our schedules and the schedule of our witness. She also allowed us to dictate how we wanted the wedding to feel- we wanted only a brief ceremony with plenty of time to exchange our written vows, and she gave us just that. It was simple and perfect for us, and Connie was warm, courteous and thoughtful. It was a joy to have her be a part of our special day and I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing an officiant! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even without a rehearsal. (We chose not to have one)

Connie helped make our day a beautiful lasting memory.
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even Read more...
Connie was such a joy to have on our special day. She wrote an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful on the day even without a rehearsal. (We chose not to have one)

Connie helped make our day a beautiful lasting memory. Read less
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Demery
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. She made our special day all the more special! We highly recommend her!
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. Read more...
Rev. Connie was great! She was punctual, professional, flexible and had an array of ceremony selections to choose from. She made our special day all the more special! We highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to respond to my calls or emails, and she customized the ceremony to fit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect, the wording was great and she even used information about where we were getting married (under a giant oak tree) in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding she was on time and ready to help us. She was flexible when, at the last minute, we said that we would like to face our friends and family, and she helped us maneuver the microphone so we could do so. Since my husband and I live 4 hours from where the wedding took place, it was so helpful and convenient that she was able to notarize all the extra paperwork for changing my name. Thank you, Rev. Jones-Steward, for all of your help and your superb words.
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to Read more...
Rev. Jones-Steward helped make my wedding so special and meaningful to myself and my (now) husband. She was quick to respond to my calls or emails, and she customized the ceremony to fit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect, the wording was great and she even used information about where we were getting married (under a giant oak tree) in the ceremony. On the day of the wedding she was on time and ready to help us. She was flexible when, at the last minute, we said that we would like to face our friends and family, and she helped us maneuver the microphone so we could do so. Since my husband and I live 4 hours from where the wedding took place, it was so helpful and convenient that she was able to notarize all the extra paperwork for changing my name. Thank you, Rev. Jones-Steward, for all of your help and your superb words. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kathryn. it was such a pleasure to work with you and Matthew. The planning process can be tricky when there is a great distance between the officiant and the couple, so thank you for always being available and responsive when clarification or input was needed.
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kandice
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her and will use her for our other events!
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her Read more...
Rev Connie, was very prompt and professional. My family felt as if we knew her for years! Would definitely recommend her and will use her for our other events! Read less
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Reverend Connie Jones-Steward responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I too felt as if we've known each other for years. Sometimes personalities just click :)

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