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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Hailey N Ferguson · Married on 09/22/2018
Rick is the best!
Hiring Rick to officiate our wedding was the absolute best decision we made!!Sent on 10/26/2018
From the day we met with Rick, my husband and I knew he was the ONE!! He leads with passion and has such incredible energy. Without a doubt we knew he had our best interests in mind. He was so enthusiastic and committed to creating a truly memorable and unique ceremony that reflected us as a couple. His kind-heartedness and positivity just radiates and it’s so fun to be around him and work with him. He was genuinely excited to be a part of our beginning and our most special day!!
We interviewed many other possible officiants but Rick really stood out. He had previous experience at our venue and was just so pleasant and supportive. He made himself available for countless questions and phone calls and really helped guide us through the process. In regards to the marriage license, Rick was extremely knowledgeable about what to expect and clarified what his responsibilities were and what ours were as a couple. He made the entire process so fun and helped create our perfect ceremony. He put extra time and energy into getting to know us & finding out what we wanted and realizing our vision for our most special day.
He provided us so many examples of his amazing work which really helped us get started on creating what we really liked and wanted to include our ceremony. Together we created such an incredible and heartfelt ceremony, it was so much FUN!!! He asked my husband and I to individually send him our versions of our love story and then he revealed his “twitter version” at our ceremony as a surprise to us as well as our guests. It was so awesome we loved it and laughed so much! It was so fun, unique and unexpected for all of us to hear it for the first time together!
He was punctual and very organized at the ceremony rehearsal and made us feel so calm and confident for the day of. Man oh man did he exceed our expectations!!! Our ceremony was the absolute most beautiful ceremony ever!! Along with our family and friends we were so very impressed by what a great job he did. They could not stop praising what a delightful time they had. He really took the time to chat and get to know our families. I won’t reveal all of his secrets of the trade but he added some remarkable and innovative elements that made our ceremony unforgettable and kept our guests engaged.
This guy knows how to speak!!! He is the master of his craft and will make you feel like you are the only couple he is working with. He is at the top of his profession and made himself available to assist our bridal party with their speeches.
We would unquestionably recommend Rick to all of our friends and family and anyone who is looking for a hassle free and unforgettable ceremony!!
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!
Charles Wilkinson · Getting married on 06/05/2020
Amazing Ceremony !!!
Hiring Rick. was one of the best decisions we made for my daughters wedding. I felt like he knew my daughter and new son in law, there whole life. From the first meeting, to the ceremony he was deeply involved with delivering the message and vows they wanted to share. Hire him as soon as you can because he will be in huge demand from our family and friends referrals.Sent on 06/11/2019
The parents of the Bride,
Sidney and Charles
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.