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Irene is a professionally trained, award winning, certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She has years of experience and insight into what makes a great ceremony. By listening attentively to what’s important to you, getting to know you individually and as a couple, she co-creates a ceremony with depth, meaning and lightheartedness. It’s apparent she loves what she does and has truly found her life’s work.

Whether you are looking for a spiritual, nontraditional, interfaith, civil or secular ceremony, Irene offers her expertise and abundant resources. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and life experience as a teacher, photographer, parent, Marriage Commissioner and good friend. If you dream of a unique ceremony that captures your magnetism, partnership, joy and journey together, she’s committed to making that happen.

Contact me via email greatceremonies@gmail.com or via phone (510) 969-5756 for additional information!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$650

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$575

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Buddhist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Jewish
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Taoist

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Sophie
Sophie T. Sent on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you, Irene!

Irene is warm, organized, punctual, enthusiastic, and creative. She was a joy to work with! We had an initial meet-and-greet meeting with her over Zoom so she could learn what we were looking for in a ceremony, then we filled out a detailed questionnaire so she could learn more about us. She weaved our questionnaire answers together to write our love story, which was a significant part of the ceremony. She also gave us advice about writing our own vows, and gave us a few options to choose from for the ring exchange portion. She was wonderful to collaborate with and was always responsive to our questions via email, and she was happy to incorporate some edits after we reviewed the ceremony draft. The final ceremony she crafted was lighthearted, joyful, and deeply meaningful. We also appreciated how she checked in with us right before the ceremony to see how we were doing. Thank you so much, Irene!
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Anjali K. Sent on 01/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Irene is the best!

Irene was a wonderful officiant for our May 2023 wedding. She was warm throughout the process and tailored the ceremony to our wishes. We could not recommend Irene enough!
Kimberly
Kimberly C. Sent on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful officiant!

We cannot thank Irene enough for her role as officiant at our wedding. She has a gracious, welcoming presence, wrote a beautiful ceremony, and included special requests into our ceremony---from suggested readings (which was a bit challenging as we did not want one that sounded too "Hallmark-like")---to the invitation to hug your neighbor during the ceremony---since this was the first time that our families were meeting. We recommend her highly and feel so lucky she was available to perform our ceremony. Thank you, Irene!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Evergreen Wedding Films Evergreen Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.

Secrest Wedding Photography Secrest Wedding Photography Wedding Photographers

Irene is an utter joy to work with! She's always very professional, after working with her a handful of times, I can honestly say, she comes highly recommended!

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