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Sacred Affairs

Austin , TX
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PO Box 342351
Austin, TX 78715 US (map)

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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 isn't as good." Rev Lorelei

Rev. Ed and I, Rev. Lorelei, are two old married... Read more
"The ceremony is the cake... and the reception is the icing. If the cake is not right the icing isn't as good." Rev Lorelei

Rev. Ed and I, Rev. Lorelei, are two old married folks who believe in the union of marriage and know that it can last. After 38 years we know it takes hard work and commitment to have a marriage that stands the test of time. Our advice? Never give up...Never give in...Never get over each other! You love each other for all your flaws and weakness, all your talents and strengths. You allow each other to grow and become! It really is that simple and that hard!

We have been performing wedding ceremonies for over 20 years. Each one we participate in, is personal and important to us! We want your ceremony to stand alone and be the foundation of your life as a married couple. Simply put, we create one of kind, powerful ceremonies, never scripted, or read from a book. We create Love Story Memories.

Every Love Story Ceremony we create is custom and designed from your romance. Our goal is to have everyone at your ceremony fall in love again through your story! No two are ever the same and no one will never forget it. For this reason we do not deliver cookie cutter ceremonies, read from a script or prepared text.

Out of our pure love for the work, we custom design your ceremony, with joy, laughter and tears Like a fine piece of art it takes time and a creative eye. Let us create the perfect Love Story Ceremony for you!

Now some background information on us!

Rev. Lorelei Starbuck

Ordained non denominational minister 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 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; Inter faith, Agnostic, Christian, Celtic, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and Spiritual and can blend your ceremony so that both sides are honored.

Rev. Ed Sarnella

Ordained Christian minister and specializes in Christian Ceremonies built around the profound faith he has in the Lord. “ A Christian ceremony does not need to be old and boring, stayed and stiff. You can have it all, a spontaneous traditional ceremony, joy and laughter at the same time!”

I am a Christian minister and do my best to bring love, joy and peace to your wedding ceremony. I am someone you can depend on to be prepared, peaceful, calm and to help navigate the storms that may cause instability. The everyday planning of the perfect wedding causes a certain amount of stress. I am the stress relief . Filled with excitement and anticipation I am your skillful guide for the perfect wedding. In our imperfect world I am here to help my couples navigate and create an amazing, memorable wedding ceremony. You can depend on me to make sure your wedding day is what you always wanted it to be.

If you are looking to put a signature on your wedding either one of us can guide you through every step of the way. We can add many unique alternative ceremonial elements to your wedding.

More Info: We do require a meeting with each couple before agreeing to officiate a ceremony. We never agree to a wedding over the phone without a face to face meeting either in person or using Skype! It is important to us that there is chemistry and mutual respect of the process and we want to make sure that we are the right person for the job!"

Read more about our process here.

Services in San Antonio, Austin, Manchaca, Manor, Elgin, Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley, New Braunfels, Driftwood Spicewood and surrounding areas. And nationally as asked. 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), Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, we perform weddings at venues, back yards or in home.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
The couple has a choice of robe or attire that fits the ceremony type and place.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes we encourage pour couples to put their own style into the ceremony. Every ceremony is customized to the couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely and we give them guidance throughout that process.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No every ceremony is from the heart and custom so what ever they have in mind is good with us!
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies range from 20 to 30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No but we do encourage it and we are registered as a Twogether in Texas pre- marital counseling provider so a couple can get the discount at the courthouse.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes we do. They are however extra!
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes we have a mic and speaker that plays music as well.

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Wedding:
12/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Lorelei was wonderful! The sermon was absolutely wonderful!
Rev. Lorelei was wonderful! The sermon was absolutely wonderful!
Rev. Lorelei was wonderful! The sermon was absolutely wonderful! Read less
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YANITZA
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Starbuck is amazing!! You will not be disappointed. She is passionate, skillful, brilliant and incorpates everyone! It was a beautiful ceremony because of her:)
Rev. Starbuck is amazing!! You will not be disappointed. She is passionate, skillful, brilliant and incorpates everyone! Read more...
Rev. Starbuck is amazing!! You will not be disappointed. She is passionate, skillful, brilliant and incorpates everyone! It was a beautiful ceremony because of her:) Read less
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Talisa
Wedding:
11/1/2014
4.9/5.0
Rev. Lorelei is all that a bride and groom can hope for when planning their wedding ceremony. If you want someone who will make you feel like you have known them for years and is a loving family friend, please meet with her to see for yourself. She is so laid back and helpful. My husband and I did our premarital counseling with Rev. Lorelei and she is so knowledgeable and has a presence that puts you so at ease. I would recommend her to anyone who truly values a beautiful marriage above all else.
Rev. Lorelei is all that a bride and groom can hope for when planning their wedding ceremony. If you want someone who will Read more...
Rev. Lorelei is all that a bride and groom can hope for when planning their wedding ceremony. If you want someone who will make you feel like you have known them for years and is a loving family friend, please meet with her to see for yourself. She is so laid back and helpful. My husband and I did our premarital counseling with Rev. Lorelei and she is so knowledgeable and has a presence that puts you so at ease. I would recommend her to anyone who truly values a beautiful marriage above all else. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Lorelei was absolutely amazing during the entire process! She was also very easy to reach and has excellent communication skills. We have had so many people comment on our ceremony as being one of the best they have ever been to and it's all because of Lorelei! We highly recommend her!
Lorelei was absolutely amazing during the entire process! She was also very easy to reach and has excellent communication Read more...
Lorelei was absolutely amazing during the entire process! She was also very easy to reach and has excellent communication skills. We have had so many people comment on our ceremony as being one of the best they have ever been to and it's all because of Lorelei! We highly recommend her! Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
10/2/2014
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Rev. Ed was amazing. His personal touch and insight to myself and Andrew were amazing and I'm so happy that we found him. We had rave reviews from all of our guests about the ceremony.
Rev. Ed was amazing. His personal touch and insight to myself and Andrew were amazing and I'm so happy that we found him. Read more...
Rev. Ed was amazing. His personal touch and insight to myself and Andrew were amazing and I'm so happy that we found him. We had rave reviews from all of our guests about the ceremony. Read less
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Nadya Nimroozi
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start, Lorelei is AMAZING. The ceremony was beyond words, spiritual and very powerful. All my guests kept complimenting her service the entire night! She also provided us with our premarital counseling which I highly recommend. She personalized our ceremony and her demeanor brings a soothe and yet very strong emotional ambiance to the ceremony. She was the best money spent, highly recommend! your just not paying for the officiant your getting a life coach!
I don't even know where to start, Lorelei is AMAZING. The ceremony was beyond words, spiritual and very powerful. All my Read more...
I don't even know where to start, Lorelei is AMAZING. The ceremony was beyond words, spiritual and very powerful. All my guests kept complimenting her service the entire night! She also provided us with our premarital counseling which I highly recommend. She personalized our ceremony and her demeanor brings a soothe and yet very strong emotional ambiance to the ceremony. She was the best money spent, highly recommend! your just not paying for the officiant your getting a life coach! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your words. I got so emotional I almost cried. When you two started I couldn't stop!!! And yes I am here for you for LIFE!!!!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow. All that can be said is Wow. From start to finish Rev. Lorelei was positively amazing and we could not possibly have asked for more! My husband and I are both spiritual but non-religious, but we also come from religious families. We loved Rev Lorelei from the moment we met with her. She assured us that we could have a ceremony that not only highlighted our love for each other, but also included a few "hidden" wiccan traditions (such as a traditional handfasting and jumping the broom) AND keep my Christian family happy and unoffended. AND BOY, she delivered on that assurance 100%! Our ceremony was relaxed, beautiful and personal. People kept coming up to us after the ceremony to remark on the ceremony and MORE than one person said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. We also did our premarital counseling with Rev. Lorelei and we are so so very happy that we did. Even though we have been together for 11 years, she was still able to help us identify potential "needs work" areas and gave us some unbelievable advice that we implement every day. It also gave her a chance to learn more about us as individuals, which I believe only made our bond to our wedding officiate stronger on our wedding day, like being married by an old friend. Not only did she deliver on EVERYTHING she told us she would do from the beginning, BUT she even swooped in to give extra support and guidance after we had a family tragedy one week before our wedding. To me, that shows someone who doesn't just care about getting a paycheck but, instead, someone who genuinely cares about the well-being of me, my husband and my family and that speaks volumes for us. Thank you a million times, Rev Lorelei, for making our entire wedding process a beautiful experience that we will cherish for years to come.
Wow. All that can be said is Wow. From start to finish Rev. Lorelei was positively amazing and we could not possibly have Read more...
Wow. All that can be said is Wow. From start to finish Rev. Lorelei was positively amazing and we could not possibly have asked for more! My husband and I are both spiritual but non-religious, but we also come from religious families. We loved Rev Lorelei from the moment we met with her. She assured us that we could have a ceremony that not only highlighted our love for each other, but also included a few "hidden" wiccan traditions (such as a traditional handfasting and jumping the broom) AND keep my Christian family happy and unoffended. AND BOY, she delivered on that assurance 100%! Our ceremony was relaxed, beautiful and personal. People kept coming up to us after the ceremony to remark on the ceremony and MORE than one person said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. We also did our premarital counseling with Rev. Lorelei and we are so so very happy that we did. Even though we have been together for 11 years, she was still able to help us identify potential "needs work" areas and gave us some unbelievable advice that we implement every day. It also gave her a chance to learn more about us as individuals, which I believe only made our bond to our wedding officiate stronger on our wedding day, like being married by an old friend. Not only did she deliver on EVERYTHING she told us she would do from the beginning, BUT she even swooped in to give extra support and guidance after we had a family tragedy one week before our wedding. To me, that shows someone who doesn't just care about getting a paycheck but, instead, someone who genuinely cares about the well-being of me, my husband and my family and that speaks volumes for us. Thank you a million times, Rev Lorelei, for making our entire wedding process a beautiful experience that we will cherish for years to come. Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Oh my Lindsey I am so humbled. Thanks you Ms. Scorpio!!! You two are amazing and your family made me feel like one of the clan...tell your mom "Her Holiness" as she called me, absolutely loved her!
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Susan
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't begin to say how important it is to have a good officiant at a wedding... The officiant directs the tone of the ceremony... I consider myself very lucky I had Rev. Lorelei Starbuck who graced us with her presence and agreed to be the officiant at our wedding.
It was beautiful, cause she made it beautiful!
I did not know her as an officiant or watched any weddings she's done before, but I just knew I wanted her to marry us and I'm glad she did.
Thank you!!
I can't begin to say how important it is to have a good officiant at a wedding... The officiant directs the tone of the Read more...
I can't begin to say how important it is to have a good officiant at a wedding... The officiant directs the tone of the ceremony... I consider myself very lucky I had Rev. Lorelei Starbuck who graced us with her presence and agreed to be the officiant at our wedding.
It was beautiful, cause she made it beautiful!
I did not know her as an officiant or watched any weddings she's done before, but I just knew I wanted her to marry us and I'm glad she did.
Thank you!! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Lorelei made the wedding so personal and meaningful. She draws everyone in with her beautiful words. I highly recommend Lorelei!
Lorelei made the wedding so personal and meaningful. She draws everyone in with her beautiful words. I highly recommend Read more...
Lorelei made the wedding so personal and meaningful. She draws everyone in with her beautiful words. I highly recommend Lorelei! Read less
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Kayleigh and Ethan
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
She's funny, she's kind, and she told our story well! We first found out about her because she officiated for a friend's wedding and after seeing that ceremony we didn't want anyone else to officiate!
She's funny, she's kind, and she told our story well! We first found out about her because she officiated for a friend's Read more...
She's funny, she's kind, and she told our story well! We first found out about her because she officiated for a friend's wedding and after seeing that ceremony we didn't want anyone else to officiate! Read less
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Sacred Affairs responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kayleigh!

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