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Philip · Married on 04/26/2015
If you are looking for an officiant for that special occasion, Rick Kaplowitz of Bay Area Ceremonies certainly went above and beyond both our expectations!!! Our guests too commented on his We confirmed our date to be married (very short notice for Rick) and he was quickly in touch with us to review the steps in the process. Rick requested a summary of our lives together which he integrated seamlessly with our vows which was that personal touch we were hoping for. He was helpful with suggestions to our questions and made sure we were comfortable with his role in the ceremony. He was punctual and professional throughout the process. Most importantly, he shared and understood the importance of our perfect ceremony.
Ryan · Married on 10/01/2018
We are from Canada and decided to elope while visiting the Bay Area for a Raiders game. We found Rick in conjunction with Google and WeddingWire. After emailing him he responded with a phone call and answered our questions regarding out of country marriages and also offered some other outdoor venue ideas. Rick performed a personalized ceremony for us with no religious content (at our request), including a reference to the Raiders game we attended the day before. We feel as though we could not have found anyone better to officiate our ceremony, the Bride was so impressed that she said she would love to have him officiate again (hopefully for renewing vows).
Loris · Married on 09/29/2018
We were blessed to have Rick officiate for us last Saturday! We met with Rick a few months before the wedding day and his warm and friendly demeanor made it easy to talk with him about our plans. He listened to our ideas, and when asked for tips and suggestions, he had many that we incorporated into our script. This included performing a sand ceremony as a symbol of our union, which was a really neat addition. He also had a great list of potential readings for the ceremony, which we went through and chose ones that were most meaningful to us. Rick guided us through all the steps of the ceremony, was always responding to our questions promptly, and did a great job during the ceremony of keeping the atmosphere warm and down-to-earth. I would highly recommend Rick to any couple looking for an officiant for their wedding!