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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.

Services Offered
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.

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Kyle A. Married on 05/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding experince!

We can't emphasize enough how impressed we were with Rick, our wedding officiant. From the moment we met him, he exuded professionalism and a genuine passion for his craft. Throughout the entire process, Rick went above and beyond to make our ceremony personalized and memorable.

One of the standout qualities of Rick's service was his ability to tell our love story in such a thorough and thoughtful manner. He took the time to truly understand our journey as a couple, and he seamlessly incorporated those details into the ceremony. Hearing our story being beautifully narrated in front of our loved ones was a truly heartwarming experience.

Rick's attention to detail was exceptional. He left no stone unturned when it came to preparing for our ceremony. He carefully crafted every word, ensuring that each sentence was meaningful and impactful. It was evident that Rick had invested a significant amount of time and effort into creating a ceremony that was unique to us.

Our guests couldn't stop raving about our ceremony. Many of them mentioned that it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended, and we couldn't agree more. Rick's ability to engage and captivate the audience was remarkable. He struck the perfect balance between humor, sincerity, and romance, keeping everyone fully engaged throughout the ceremony.

What truly set Rick apart was his warm and genuine demeanor. He made us feel comfortable and at ease, even during the most nerve-wracking moments. His calm presence and soothing voice created an atmosphere of love and joy, setting the tone for the entire celebration.

Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better experience with Rick as our wedding officiant. He exceeded our expectations in every possible way, and we are eternally grateful for the incredible ceremony he delivered. If you're looking for someone who will take the time to understand your love story, create a personalized ceremony, and deliver it with professionalism and grace, Rick is the perfect choice. We highly recommend him to any couple looking to have a truly unforgettable wedding ceremony.
Olivia V. Married on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our ceremony was perfect!

Rick made our wedding day a fairytale. We worked with him on everything from the specific vows to the generally energy and vibe of our ceremony and everything was a dream. He is so thoughtful, sweet, smart and funny. He made our guests laugh and cry with a perfectly paced ceremony.

He was also super helpful with questions about the wedding process like obtaining the license and how to apply. He鈥檚 the best!!! Can鈥檛 recommend enough.
Lauren S. Married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful officiant you could ever ask for

Rick was recommended to me by my wedding planner Jade and he was fantastic! He made everything so smooth and simple for us to choose how we wanted our ceremony. He was so on top of everything and just made everything effortless for us which was so nice!
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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.

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