Rev. Stephanie Raphael
Rev. Stephanie Raphael made our wedding day perfect! She is one of the kindest people that we have ever met. She works with you one on one to find what is unique about you as a couple to make your ceremony one of a kind. She battled the winds and the high tide so that we could be married along the shoreline like we had always dreamed of. We will never forget her and how special she made the happiest day of our lives.
Not being from the area and not being particularly religious, we were worried about finding the right officiant. Our photographer recommended Rev. Stephanie Raphael, and it was a perfect fit. Stephanie was so warm and friendly, as soon as we met, I felt as though I had known her much longer. She did not try to push any ideas on us, and allowed me to write the entire ceremony from start to finish, which she graciously performed, all while keeping the feeling of the ceremony light, happy, and in line with our personalities. We agree with our photographer, and highly recommend Stephanie as well!
Rev. Stephanie was absolutely wonderful! She helped my husband and I write the perfect vows, and she made the ceremony so meaningful and touching.
Rev. Stephanie Raphael did a fantastic job working with us from start to finish. We only had a one month engagement and Stephanie was very helpful and accommodating. My wife and I are fairly unconventional and were concerned that we would have a difficult time finding an officiant we were comfortable with. Rev. Stephanie was able to help us turn our quirks into a beautiful and personal ceremony. I would recommend her services in a heartbeat to my closest friends friends and family.
Rev. Stephanie Raphael did an amazing job at our wedding. Not only did she provide her service with professionalism, but she made us feel very comfortable and at ease on our big day. I would highly recommend her.
Rev. Stephanie was fantastic! She was able to create a ceremony with my husband's and my wishes and do it in a creative way! We had many changes along the way and she rolled with every singe one. We had an incredibly personalized ceremony and one that we will never forget!
It was great working with Stephanie. She addressed all our wants and needs to make our wedding ceremony the best it could be. I felt she made our ceremony relaxed, yet very beautiful. Just like I wanted it to be. She even made light of a vow mishap. Thank you!!!
We really enjoyed working with Rev. Stephanie Raphael! Also, she was very helpful in assisting us in handling some challenges with one of our family members. We highly recommend in working with her, as she is an excellent Officiant.
Stephanie did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. She really personalized it by getting to know our history as a couple. We are so happy we chose her to officiate our wedding.
Beautifully created ceremony, warm and friendly personality, emails responded to quickly most of the time, ideas not always accepted so not super flexible. She was willing to go above and beyond for us so I would highly recommend her.
Rev. Stephanie Raphael, an amazing Officiant. Stephanie has that certain something that let's you know you are in the right hands. Encouraging, sympathetic, knowledgable and kind. Beautiful!
Rev. Stephanie Raphael is one of our favorite officiants to recommend to our clients. She really makes it easy in preparing for such an important part of your wedding day. She gets to know you as a couple and really tailors her ceremonies to your style and personalities. She has a great sense of humor yet delivers it with a perfect sensitive touch! Book Stephanie and she will help to make your ceremony perfect!
Stephanie is such a wonderful wedding officiant. Her unique style is a joy to be a part of -- and she tailors each of her services totally to the individuality of the couple. I love working with Stephanie!
I have worked many times with "Reverend Stephanie Raphael" and she creates ceremonys that are unique and reflect the Brides & Grooms Desires!
Thank you for your interest in having me officiate at your wedding. I’m looking forward to helping you create a ceremony that is meaningful, beautiful, stress-free and specifically designed for you.
Let me share with you something about my ceremonies:
The weddings I do are all individually created for each wedding couple. Your ceremony, as we create it together, will reflect your personal beliefs and desires. Ceremony text is approved by you prior to your ceremony. There are never any religious or marital counseling requirements. Of course, should you desire, I am available to you as a counseling resource and a resource of information on spiritual practices and wedding ceremonies.
If you two come from differing spiritual backgrounds, I will help you blend these traditions to create a ceremony that is meaningful to you both. By the way, your family, children and friends are welcomed and encouraged to take parts in the ceremony, as you see fit -- whether they read a poem, or sing a song, or help with specific parts of the ceremony.
In addition to my ceremony and rehearsal duties, I am also available to help you
with other wedding day questions. And, should you desire, I can also refer you to other wedding professionals through my affiliation with the Central Coast Wedding Professionals.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your ceremony. There is no charge or obligation for these meetings and you have an opportunity to look over copies of ceremonies I have previously created and performed. However, if you live out of the area, we can communicate by email, phone, fax and/or “snail” mail.
After you book my services, your wedding date is reserved and confirmed in my calendar. You will then receive sample vows and a variety of ceremonies to use as resources for your own wedding. I am also always available to answer any questions you might have. In addition to conducting the ceremony, I am happy to be part of your rehearsal and to work with your other wedding professionals. After your wedding, I will gift you with a beautiful copy of your vows as a memento. Always, my goal is that your ceremony be enjoyable and stress free for you.
Your wedding is very special to me and I look forward to helping you create your special day and to officiating at your ceremony.
Please accept my very best wishes for your happiness,Reverend Stephanie Raphael
Interfaith, Non-Denominational Minister