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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brianna · Married on 09/02/2017
Hiring Rick to marry us was the BEST decision I have ever made!Sent on 10/05/2017
Rick got back to us right away and we instantly had a great connection with him, his style and had a great phone conversation. We also watched videos of some of his previous work at weddings and boy is he amazing! Throughout the whole planning process he checked in and got to know us and our story. He sent over some great questions for us to answer about how we met and what we love about each other.
We had the most amazing ceremony. I am a wedding planner, so I have seen and heard it all. Our guests will not stop raving about Ricks amazing ceremony ( which makes me feel so happy that they loved it as much as we did!). He took how my husband and I met and ran with it. He had us laughing, he had us in tears. It honestly was the most beautifully told story, I couldn’t have told it better myself!!!
Rick puts so much time and effort into each and everyone of his clients and it truly shows how much he loves being apart of your big day!! I cannot thank him enough for such a magical ceremony and we will always be thankful for not only making our day so special but our guests.
If I could give Rick Ten stars I would!! I will be referring him to every bride I know!
Sam Ferguson · Getting married on 11/02/2020
Incredible the whole was through!
Rick was nothing short of incredible through the months leading up to the wedding and of course, on the day of.Sent on 04/17/2019
I can't stress enough how wonderful it was to have Rick be the officiant for our wedding. You might think the officiant is such a minor part to the whole wedding experience. You're wrong. The day of our wedding, Rick showed me how meaningful and special having him up there with us is. He makes the crowd laugh, he makes them cry; he creates the ambiance you're looking for in your wedding.
Communicating with Rick was never a struggle. He was always there if we needed anything, which I did the night before the big day. I had forgotten at which point I'm supposed to ask for the rings and sent Rick a message. He responded promptly and assured me I would be great. That's what you get from hiring Rick. He's going to take care of you every step of the way.
Don't hesitate if you're looking for an officiant. Go with Rick!
Krista Chacon · Married on 04/26/2019
Rick is professional, creative and has great communication
Rick was a great resource for planning our wedding day! He has plenty of experience doing various wedding in different settings and was able to give valuable input. He allows you to piece together your ceremony that is custom to you and your spouse as well as coordinate the ceremony to fit your wedding as you envision it. He had great communication from day one. He responds to emails quickly, keeps you in the loop while planning your ceremony and always has lines open communication. We did not have a rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding (because we had a small wedding) but Rick still called me and reassured me that we could make any last minute changes if need be. He is a casual laid back guy, but is professional, confident and looks at every detail. On my wedding day everything was a blur and happened so fast, but Rick helped keep things on time and moved through the ceremony seamlessly. My guests also had great reviews about him. He spoke clearly and was able to project his voice for everyone to hear even though we were outside and near the ocean. Even if you are a bundle of nervous on your big day, you can be rest assured that the ceremony is in good hands! I appreciate Rick’s services!Sent on 05/10/2019
PS. Rick also stood to the side of us during part of our ceremony so that the photographer could get shot of just me and my husband at the altar. My photographer thought this was very thoughtful. We were able to get photos with him too, but we were able to get beautiful photos of us and our fantastic scenery. Thanks!
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.