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!
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!
John Booth · Married on 12/01/2018
Simply stated, rick is an OUTSTANDING individual and officiant! He was a great mentor to us throughout the entire process and extremely dedicated to helping us craft a perfect ceremony.
From the moment we met Rick, we immediately felt comfortable, shared our story and talked through the high-level plan. He was extremely helpful in navigating us through the California marriage license rules and what to expect throughout the process. He encouraged us to write our own vows, and coached us along the way, and had everything perfectly prepared for the ceremony.
It was an honor to have Rev. Rick Comstock perform our ceremony in Big Sur and we highly his services!
Breanna Perez · Married on 11/17/2018
I knew Rick was the perfect officiant for us right when I saw his red converse! (I wore maroon converse on my wedding day)
Rick was truly amazing and I thank God he was available on our date, especially finding him 3 weeks prior to our wedding. I loved how prompt he was to get the ball rolling on our ceremony! He asked us questions specifically to our relationship so that he could build the perfect “our story” and he did just that. Rick had our guests in tears and laughter. We received lots of compliments on what a great job he did and how he made our wedding so beautiful! I would highly recommend Rick to officiate your wedding.
Rick I hope we run into each other again because you are wonderful! And your bow ties are awesome!! Thank you a million times for the wonderful ceremony! You Rock!!
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.