aVow Ceremonies and Services is an exceptional wedding officiant based in Atascadero, California who specializes in unforgettable, heartfelt wedding ceremonies. Rick Comstock is a retired pastor who believes your ceremony should be personal and sacred to your unique traditions and beliefs. His commitment to excellence, creativity, and humor makes a relaxing and fun atmosphere at any wedding. aVow Ceremonies and Services has been officiating weddings around Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria for more than 30 years.
aVow Ceremonies and Services is dedicated to designing customized vows that capture the unique characteristics of you and your soon-to-be spouse's relationship. Rick loves nothing more than performing meaningful and memorable civil unions, vow renewals, and religious, non-religious, single religion or interfaith ceremonies. To ensure everything runs smoothly on one of the most important days of your lives as a couple, he performs a rehearsal for your wedding ceremony. Rick will preside over agnostic, Baptist, Evangelical, Methodist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Episcopalian, Lutheran, and non-denominational ceremonies. aVow Ceremonies and Services also offers counseling, as well as officiant services for memorials and dedications.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Cassi · Married on 08/24/2019
Rick is your guy, folks!
My husband and I were married in August 2019 in Santa Barbara and Rick was everything we could want in an officiant. I spoke with 3 other officiants in addition to Rick and Rick stood out. He was friendly, super flexible with our schedule since we weren't local, and sent us A TON of materials to help us decide what type of ceremony and readings we wanted. We added a lot of humor to the reading of our story, and Rick's comedic timing was pure perfection but he was also able to be very serious. He had us and the crowd laughing one second and tearing up the next. Rick also had a great tactic of standing right behind us during part of the ceremony and stepping away for other parts so our photographer was able to snap a plethora of great photos some with Rick and some with just my husband and I, a small detail but very well thought out by Rick. Rick also makes sure to dress in a suit that's similar to the groomsmen or whatever the bride/groom want. Also totally dig his bowties. We were lucky enough to get the super rad sunglasses bowtie for ours. Feedback from guests was stellar, multiple folks told us how amazing our officiant was. Another huge bonus, Rick's rates are reasonable AND he was much more pleasant than some of the other officiants in the area who were a bit colder when originally chatting and had much higher rates. You're crazy if you don't hire Rick!! Thanks for everything, Rick the Rockstar!Sent on 10/03/2019
Simon Chuang · Married on 08/16/2019
Amazing experience and highly recommended!
Rick was great during the entire process. He has such a great voice and is extremely personable and professional. He made our ceremony better than we could have expected and it helped that the price point was very fair and reasonable. Don't hesitate to use Rick for your wedding!Sent on 10/01/2019
Ben Logan · Married on 08/10/2019
All Around Helpful
Rick was super helpful with creating the ceremony. He was very flexible working on it with us, and helped give us several resources and options whenever we needed them. He also did a great job performing the ceremony.Sent on 08/26/2019
Two words I have for Rick. Hire him .. and after you do relax, knowing that your ceremony will be a beautiful reflection of your personality and story. He has always impressed me with his class and kindness. As a planner I know that working with Rick means I can be confident that the ceremony will go smoothly. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for that perfect piece to their wedding.