Ceremonies for Sacred Days is a non-denominational wedding officiant and minister from Oakland, California, who serves all beliefs, faiths, and organizations. Shyamala Littlefield is an award-winning officiant who began her career 20 years ago when friends asked her to officiate their wedding. She created Ceremonies for Sacred Days in 2010 when she moved to a house with an arbor in the garden.
Ceremonies for Days is licensed and provides customized vows for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. Shyamala can provide officiant services for couples (including same sex) who belong to no denomination or who are/belong to Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-based, Hindu, Jewish, Jainism, and Lutheran, as well as:
Shyamala is happy to offer couples the opportunity to get married in her Oakland garden in addition to her officiating the ceremony.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alyra · Married on 07/30/2017
Shyamala is a master officiant - her thoughtfulness, deep knowledge of different traditions, and attention to detail made our ceremony everything we hoped for. She worked with us to bring together the different stories that shaped our relationship and crafted a ceremony that suited us perfectly.
We were so thrilled that she agreed to officiate our wedding and was available to do so (she's in high demand!), as we have witnessed multiple ceremonies that she's led - each one unique and profound. You won't find a better or more skilled officiant.
Heidi · Married on 01/04/2019
Last minute request yielded exceptional results!
We are a couple based in NYC who were married in the Bay Area. Imagine our disappointment when my husband's best friend of 25 years couldn't be our officiant, as planned, ONE WEEK before the wedding! Needless to say, we were scrambling! I looked around and contacted a few different officiants in the area. Once I spoke with Shyamala, I knew we were done looking. Time was of the essence and she was prompt in her response. Others were also, but there was a calm in her voice and patience behind her words. I felt that she understood the urgency, but was going to take her time completely to make it as special as we were looking for. We interviewed at her house where she asked detailed questions and took notes. At her idea, we forwarded some "notes" our friend had drafted to keep the ceremony personal. Obviously, we knew the feel or tone of the ceremony we wanted but hadn't prepared anything ourselves. We are "spiritually ambiguous", and she knew exactly how to phrase the love and destiny type stuff to make it genuine and heartfelt. She was ready with special readings, poems, sayings, the vows, and quotes we could add. We were both able to look over what she had prepared and edit, days prior to the ceremony, while she kept our "personal statements" as surprises to one another. She added a touching tribute to his mother that made her cry (more). The day of, I didn't see or hear from her at all until I was walking down the aisle. PERFECT and in my opinion very professional. Her cadence and pace was perfect. Words and disposition matched our feel completely. In less than a week, we got a really nicely done ceremony put together AND I really like how she printed the ceremony and our vows out on heavy stock paper. Price was very reasonable. Overall, Shyamala is a kind and caring individual. Her personality shone through without adding too much or taking away from US. Very happy with our decision.
Tanicia Baynes · Married on 12/06/2018
Hands down, the best wedding officiant
From the moment Shyamala answered the phone I knew she was meant to be our wedding officiant. She was warm, kind, thorough and genuinely interested in us as a couple. We didn't have a particular type of ceremony in mind and she was able to offer such beautiful suggestions for readings, vows and rituals that really helped us create a custom wedding ceremony that felt personal and special. And meeting her in person was like seeing an old friend again. Her warmth, caring and knowledge creates the perfect space for an amazing ceremony to unfold. I we had to do it over again, we would hire her again and again, hands down, without a doubt.
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This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.
A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
Shyamala created the most wonderful ceremony for my recent wedding. She asked the right questions, and created the exact feeling and emotion that we wanted for our ceremony. She was excellant to work with, and though we were somewhat last minute on deciding to hire an officiant (We had planned to use a close family friend who was no longer able to attend), she quickly did what she needed to do to get us back on track. I look forward to working with her again in the future and recommending her to all my future brides and grooms!