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Sacred Affairs

Austin , TX
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PO Box 342351
Austin, TX 78734 US (map)

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512-906-0163

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ABOUT US

"The ceremony is the cake... and the reception is the icing. If the cake is not right the icing wont fix it."

Rev Lorelei

So why would you choose me to officiate... Read more
"The ceremony is the cake... and the reception is the icing. If the cake is not right the icing wont fix it."

Rev Lorelei

So why would you choose me to officiate over your ceremony? Well simply put, today's ceremonies are a creation of the couple and they have to go by the old rule book. You should expect and receive AMAZING. Nothing else will do!

You know the old saying you get what you pay for? Well with me you get someone who has consecrated over 3000 weddings, commitment and renewal ceremonies in over 20 years. You get a one of a kind personalize ceremony that no other minister or officiant can copy or duplicate.

I create one of kind, powerful, Love Story Ceremonies for every couple I work with. Never scripted, or read from a book, I speak from my heart extemporaneously. Like having a conversation with an old friend, sprinkled with all the reverence for the day!Out of my pure love for the work, I custom design your ceremony, with joy, laughter and tears. No two are ever the same and no one will ever forget your wedding ceremony.

I am an Ordained Non-Denominational Austin Wedding Minister/Officiant and expert in all forms of ceremonies. "My goal is to take everyone present on an emotional journey so that the experience is powerful, meaningful and memorable. If anyone looks at their watch, or fidgets in their seat, then I have failed in my job"

I also specialize in blending difficult religious or cultural backgrounds together in a cohesive spiritual ceremony, regardless of the religious orientation. I have studied marriage rituals in all faiths and cultures including; Agnostic, Christian, Celtic, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, Persian and Pagan and many more. You can blend your ceremony so that both sides are honored and yet still have the Especially You present.

Today the DIY wedding really means make it Especially You! Make your ceremony Especially You with a once in a life time ceremony!

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
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, Baptist, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Shinto, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins.

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Samantha
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I cant agree more with these fantastic reviews. Reverend Lorelei is the complete package and the real deal. We knew immediately after talking and meeting with her that she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She has a calming and inviting presence that made us feel comfortable and connected. She told our unique, one of a kind love, genuine love story that filled hearts and evoked emotion. You can feel the love with Revered Lorelei and her words flow seamlessly. She will forever be a part of our lives and we are forever grateful! Thank you to Reverend Lorelei from the bottom of our hearts!
My wife and I cant agree more with these fantastic reviews. Reverend Lorelei is the complete package and the real deal. We Read more...
My wife and I cant agree more with these fantastic reviews. Reverend Lorelei is the complete package and the real deal. We knew immediately after talking and meeting with her that she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She has a calming and inviting presence that made us feel comfortable and connected. She told our unique, one of a kind love, genuine love story that filled hearts and evoked emotion. You can feel the love with Revered Lorelei and her words flow seamlessly. She will forever be a part of our lives and we are forever grateful! Thank you to Reverend Lorelei from the bottom of our hearts! Read less
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Russ
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev Lorelei was AMAZING!!! The entire ceremony was so special and personal thanks to her. She listened to us, gave us homework and really dug in to make sure she knew who we were and how to make our day special. All our guests couldn't quit saying how great she was. I highly recommend Sacred Affairs and Rev Lorelei to officiate your ceremony. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Rev Lorelei was AMAZING!!! The entire ceremony was so special and personal thanks to her. She listened to us, gave us Read more...
Rev Lorelei was AMAZING!!! The entire ceremony was so special and personal thanks to her. She listened to us, gave us homework and really dug in to make sure she knew who we were and how to make our day special. All our guests couldn't quit saying how great she was. I highly recommend Sacred Affairs and Rev Lorelei to officiate your ceremony. I promise you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Lorelei Starbuck

My partner of 15 years and I had been waiting for our home state of Texas to recognize our right to marry. On Friday June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that ALL states must allow same-sex couples to marry. That very day we secured our marriage licence and began to plan our long awaited wedding. We scanned the web looking for a venue, an officiant and all the other myriad of details that make up a wedding. Chris, my wife, found Sacred Affairs www.sacredaffairs.com early in our planning and contacted Rev. Lorelei. A meeting was scheduled and from the moment we met we just knew that she would be the absolute perfect person to unite us in marriage. We felt so comfortable with her and clicked as friends right away.

Rev. Lorelei really does customize her approach to each couples’ wedding. Her telling of OUR Love Story had the crowd enthralled and we were grinning from ear to ear the whole time. We got so many compliments from our guests on how touching and special our ceremony had been. More importantly we were so very moved by her words and will forever be grateful for having had this wonderful lady be such an important part of our big day.


Gina Mayfield (married lady)
Rev. Lorelei Starbuck

My partner of 15 years and I had been waiting for our home state of Texas to recognize our Read more...
Rev. Lorelei Starbuck

My partner of 15 years and I had been waiting for our home state of Texas to recognize our right to marry. On Friday June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that ALL states must allow same-sex couples to marry. That very day we secured our marriage licence and began to plan our long awaited wedding. We scanned the web looking for a venue, an officiant and all the other myriad of details that make up a wedding. Chris, my wife, found Sacred Affairs www.sacredaffairs.com early in our planning and contacted Rev. Lorelei. A meeting was scheduled and from the moment we met we just knew that she would be the absolute perfect person to unite us in marriage. We felt so comfortable with her and clicked as friends right away.

Rev. Lorelei really does customize her approach to each couples’ wedding. Her telling of OUR Love Story had the crowd enthralled and we were grinning from ear to ear the whole time. We got so many compliments from our guests on how touching and special our ceremony had been. More importantly we were so very moved by her words and will forever be grateful for having had this wonderful lady be such an important part of our big day.


Gina Mayfield (married lady) Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

I am honored and privileged to officiate anyone's wedding. Yet to finally be able to unite couples of the same sex is really something special. Gina and Chris you are an amazing couple and I thank you for allowing me to be the one to make it legal!!!!!!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I can not stress how wonderful Reverend Lorelei was at our wedding. She was perfect and many of our guests kept telling us that was the best wedding they have ever seen. I would highly recommend her for any upcoming event you may have. She was absolutely perfect!
I can not stress how wonderful Reverend Lorelei was at our wedding. She was perfect and many of our guests kept telling us Read more...
I can not stress how wonderful Reverend Lorelei was at our wedding. She was perfect and many of our guests kept telling us that was the best wedding they have ever seen. I would highly recommend her for any upcoming event you may have. She was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Stephanie for your lovely words, there is nothing better than to leave em talk'n about you!
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Heather
Wedding:
6/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Lorelei was absolutely amazing! This summer my fiance and I changed cities, changed jobs, changed states, and got engaged. After a lot of discussion about our whirlwind summer one Monday night, we discovered that we didn't really want the exhaustion of a large wedding (he's from India with a large family, I'm from the midwest with a large family....so many logistics to get everyone together). So, we decided to get married that Friday. Like, in four days. After discussing if we could actually pull off a wedding in four days, we started making a list of things we needed: a dress, a tux, some flowers, a singer, a photographer, a venue, and a preacher. We were most concerned about finding that last one!

We did a quick google search and found Lorelei. After reading lots and lots of reviews, we decided she was the only person we wanted to perform our wedding, and she was the only person we reached out to. We heard back within 4 hours (thank god!), and she was incredible at the ceremony! It was WAY above and beyond what we expected for last second planning. In fact, if we would've spent months and months planning the perfect wedding, she is still who we would've chosen to perform our service!

My husband is Indian from a Hindu background, and I come from a Christian background, and Lorelei was able to meld the traditions of our two cultures into one seamless service. She was responsive, intimate, and wildly calm with the perfect touch of humor. Everything about her demeanor, her words, her care, her excitement...all of it was just perfect. She is worth every penny (maybe more), and you should absolutely make her a part of your special day. I can't recommend her enough!
Lorelei was absolutely amazing! This summer my fiance and I changed cities, changed jobs, changed states, and got engaged. Read more...
Lorelei was absolutely amazing! This summer my fiance and I changed cities, changed jobs, changed states, and got engaged. After a lot of discussion about our whirlwind summer one Monday night, we discovered that we didn't really want the exhaustion of a large wedding (he's from India with a large family, I'm from the midwest with a large family....so many logistics to get everyone together). So, we decided to get married that Friday. Like, in four days. After discussing if we could actually pull off a wedding in four days, we started making a list of things we needed: a dress, a tux, some flowers, a singer, a photographer, a venue, and a preacher. We were most concerned about finding that last one!

We did a quick google search and found Lorelei. After reading lots and lots of reviews, we decided she was the only person we wanted to perform our wedding, and she was the only person we reached out to. We heard back within 4 hours (thank god!), and she was incredible at the ceremony! It was WAY above and beyond what we expected for last second planning. In fact, if we would've spent months and months planning the perfect wedding, she is still who we would've chosen to perform our service!

My husband is Indian from a Hindu background, and I come from a Christian background, and Lorelei was able to meld the traditions of our two cultures into one seamless service. She was responsive, intimate, and wildly calm with the perfect touch of humor. Everything about her demeanor, her words, her care, her excitement...all of it was just perfect. She is worth every penny (maybe more), and you should absolutely make her a part of your special day. I can't recommend her enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Wow all I can say is what a pleasure to be a part of this blended ceremony. I love the 7 blessings of the hindu ceremony. Plus the two of you are so dear. I should be thanking you.
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Adam
Wedding:
6/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Thank God I found Rev. Lorelei online! I was looking to surprise my wife for our 10 year wedding anniversary by having our vows renewed.
Without going into explaining the frustration of having to find the right and willing officiant to perform the ceremony, I ultimately found Rev. Lorelei. I needed to look no further. Either do you.
Our vow renewal ceremony was so meaningful. She wiped away any anxiousness and brought us into the moment where we could truly connect and appreciate one another. It was better for us than the first time.
Rev. Lorelei has found her calling and it shows. The ceremony was all about us and she took the time to further personalize it. If you're reading this, then you're looking for an officiant for some occasion to create a special memory for you. And I'm sharing with you that Lorelei is a perfect fit. Thank you again Lorelei!
Thank God I found Rev. Lorelei online! I was looking to surprise my wife for our 10 year wedding anniversary by having our Read more...
Thank God I found Rev. Lorelei online! I was looking to surprise my wife for our 10 year wedding anniversary by having our vows renewed.
Without going into explaining the frustration of having to find the right and willing officiant to perform the ceremony, I ultimately found Rev. Lorelei. I needed to look no further. Either do you.
Our vow renewal ceremony was so meaningful. She wiped away any anxiousness and brought us into the moment where we could truly connect and appreciate one another. It was better for us than the first time.
Rev. Lorelei has found her calling and it shows. The ceremony was all about us and she took the time to further personalize it. If you're reading this, then you're looking for an officiant for some occasion to create a special memory for you. And I'm sharing with you that Lorelei is a perfect fit. Thank you again Lorelei! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

I love to do renewals...I personally have renewed my vows twice with my husband of 38 years. True love is lived on a daily basis! To do it all over again shows real commitment! Lets do it again in another 10!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Lorelei was absolutely perfect for us in every way. She executed the ceremony with such flawless grace. She was able to touch the hearts of everyone in the crowd while not putting focus on one religion. (Which was important to my husband and I because of the many different beliefs.) She was able to use words that spoke of us and our love and still could relate to the audience. We felt that she really had an understanding of who we are and therefore was able to convey that in every word. After the ceremony I had so many people ask me who she was and said it was such a beautiful ceremony.
I would love to do it all again!
If you hire Reverend Lorelei, your ceremony will be pure magic!
Lorelei was absolutely perfect for us in every way. She executed the ceremony with such flawless grace. She was able to Read more...
Lorelei was absolutely perfect for us in every way. She executed the ceremony with such flawless grace. She was able to touch the hearts of everyone in the crowd while not putting focus on one religion. (Which was important to my husband and I because of the many different beliefs.) She was able to use words that spoke of us and our love and still could relate to the audience. We felt that she really had an understanding of who we are and therefore was able to convey that in every word. After the ceremony I had so many people ask me who she was and said it was such a beautiful ceremony.
I would love to do it all again!
If you hire Reverend Lorelei, your ceremony will be pure magic! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Magic is what I try to create with every couple. You know a ceremony sould be an experience form start to finish. Nothing boring will do. If there aren't tears laughter and joy at a ceremony ...why do it?
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/17/2015
5.0/5.0
After our ceremony all of our guests told us what a wonderful job Rev. Lorelei did.
After our ceremony all of our guests told us what a wonderful job Rev. Lorelei did.
After our ceremony all of our guests told us what a wonderful job Rev. Lorelei did. Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Thanks a bunch !
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Terri
Wedding:
4/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Davy and I wanted our ceremony to be memorable and reflective of our relationship, nothing cheesy or average. As I started searching for officiants I came across the reviews for Sacred Affairs in particular the feedback I read about Lorelei seemed to be exactly what we were looking for. From the moment we connected she was extremely clear and organized, very gentle and conscious. She was so open and flexible about our ideas and making adjustments along the way. She provided our counseling session before the wedding and talked us step by step through some very challenging and evolutionary experiences, she provided incredible insight. By the time the wedding arrived we had made a new friend, Lorelei Starbuck! We wrote our love stories for her to review (as a part of her process she had us separately write about the evolution of our relationship) and WOW! Davy and I were blown away by how meaningful the whole ceremony was as a result of her presence. She had all of our family & friends laughing, crying and cheering. It was honestly far better than I could have imagined. Our family and friends were coming up to us after the ceremony asking how we knew Lorelei and asking "how did you find her? That was so incredible! I have never been to a wedding like that before". One of the best parts was many of our guests learned lots of new information about Davy and I, everyone was so curious afterwards asking so many questions about our relationship and things Lorelei had mentioned during her talks. Everyone was saying "Gosh I had no idea this about you" "I did not know that about you and Davy" We felt so much closer to our guests, and they felt so much closer to Davy and I as a result of the ceremony. It really opened up the evening making everyone feel so close and comfortable. I could not have asked for a more perfect person to stand up there with Davy and I to walk us through the experience of becoming husband and wife, she was truly amazing!
Davy and I wanted our ceremony to be memorable and reflective of our relationship, nothing cheesy or average. As I started Read more...
Davy and I wanted our ceremony to be memorable and reflective of our relationship, nothing cheesy or average. As I started searching for officiants I came across the reviews for Sacred Affairs in particular the feedback I read about Lorelei seemed to be exactly what we were looking for. From the moment we connected she was extremely clear and organized, very gentle and conscious. She was so open and flexible about our ideas and making adjustments along the way. She provided our counseling session before the wedding and talked us step by step through some very challenging and evolutionary experiences, she provided incredible insight. By the time the wedding arrived we had made a new friend, Lorelei Starbuck! We wrote our love stories for her to review (as a part of her process she had us separately write about the evolution of our relationship) and WOW! Davy and I were blown away by how meaningful the whole ceremony was as a result of her presence. She had all of our family & friends laughing, crying and cheering. It was honestly far better than I could have imagined. Our family and friends were coming up to us after the ceremony asking how we knew Lorelei and asking "how did you find her? That was so incredible! I have never been to a wedding like that before". One of the best parts was many of our guests learned lots of new information about Davy and I, everyone was so curious afterwards asking so many questions about our relationship and things Lorelei had mentioned during her talks. Everyone was saying "Gosh I had no idea this about you" "I did not know that about you and Davy" We felt so much closer to our guests, and they felt so much closer to Davy and I as a result of the ceremony. It really opened up the evening making everyone feel so close and comfortable. I could not have asked for a more perfect person to stand up there with Davy and I to walk us through the experience of becoming husband and wife, she was truly amazing! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

I get the perfect couples and feel so blessed to be have been allowed to present your ceremony. Your joy and true love for each other was easy to share. To have the opportunity to join two lives together is a gift that can not be given... it is one to be experienced.
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Jacqui
Wedding:
3/27/2015
5.0/5.0
WOW! What an amazing ceremony we had thanks to Rev. Starbuck! Our love story couldn't have been told in a better way, and the blending of our 5 children to form our 1 happy family was done perfectly. After our ceremony we had countless guests comment on how amazing the ceremony was, and the questions of "where did you find her?!" Still getting those questions from more guests as I type this a week later. We are 100% happy with how our ceremony went, thank you Rev. Starbuck!
WOW! What an amazing ceremony we had thanks to Rev. Starbuck! Our love story couldn't have been told in a better way, and Read more...
WOW! What an amazing ceremony we had thanks to Rev. Starbuck! Our love story couldn't have been told in a better way, and the blending of our 5 children to form our 1 happy family was done perfectly. After our ceremony we had countless guests comment on how amazing the ceremony was, and the questions of "where did you find her?!" Still getting those questions from more guests as I type this a week later. We are 100% happy with how our ceremony went, thank you Rev. Starbuck! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

What a beautiful family too!!!! Yours mine and ours!!!!! I had so much fun!
Thanks Jacqui

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