Bay Area Ceremonies is a wedding officiant located in Palo Alto, California, that serves the San Francisco region. Rick would be honored to work with couples to officiate such a special day of their lives and promises to imbue creativity and humor in your experience. He assures couples that he will provide a personalized experience that will allow them to feel special and cared for.
Bay Area Ceremonies is licensed to officiate civil unions, LGBT, non-religious, and interfaith weddings, as well as rehearsal and vow renewals. Rick is dedicated to customizing an experience that incorporates and reflects the couples’ individual personalities. He offers customized vows, and will speak with you and your guests to create a connected and friendly atmosphere where all are comfortable. The average length of his ceremonies are up to 30 minutes.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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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.
Cameron Malamed · Married on 12/07/2018
Cameron and Mindy Malamed small wedding Rodeo Beach San Fran
Thank you rick for coming on such short notice and helping us make our wedding exactly what we wanted, short, sweet, humorous, light hearted and loving. Rick did all of this just as we asked with maybe a day to prepare.
Anton · Married on 11/30/2018
Ceremony was very good
Ceremony was very good, pleasant and warm atmosphere. Also we liked the speech, it was very wise. Much appreciated for the video recording of the ceremony. Thank you very much.