Inner Light Ceremonies is a wedding officiant located in Berkeley, California, who serves the San Francisco region. Sharon Lacay promises to helpy couples craft a lovely wedding ceremony that accurately tells their unique love story. She has a Masters in Social Work and is a therapist, and wants to use her skills and passion for love to foster an environment that brings people closer together. Sharon would be honored to join couples on such a special day.
Inner Light Ceremonies will officiate civil unions, interfaith, non-religious, and single religion ceremonies, as well as vow renewals and rehearsals. Sharon offers counseling, which involves self-expression, personal transformation, and collaboration to enhance the connection between couples. She also offers customized vows. The average length of Inner Light Ceremonies is between 30 to 60 minutes.
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AARON · Married on 09/08/2018
We chose Sharon because she was different from the rest of officiants you typically hear about or have seen at previous weddings. For anyone who thinks that the officiant is simply someone who reads a bunch of words, marries you and doesn't think this is an important part of the wedding... you should really re-think that, it is much more.Sent on 09/20/2018
Sharon took the time to get to know how we met, who we are and dug deep into our lives. She makes you think deeper about your partner, family & friends, why you're tying the knot and what you really want from it all. She really helped set the vibe/feeling and flow for the wedding as well being the officiant. Just remember, during the ceremony all eyes are on you and the words being spoken by the officiant and its a significant moment... When Sharon sent us our first draft of the ceremony, it was already perfect and we didn't need to make changes. Also, Sharon's overall personality/vibe is really comforting, happy and she is very on top of things throughout the whole process.
Again, don't let the idea of an "officiant" or costs change your mind as everything you know is the old way of doing things. Sharon/Inner Light Ceremonies is the new benchmark and standard of officiating.
Karen · Married on 08/05/2018
We knew as soon as we talked with Sharon that we wanted her to officiate our wedding. She asked thoughtful questions that made us think about everything we love about each other and our future together. She wrote a personal, warm, and thoughtful ceremony. Our guests commented on how bright and friendly she was, and we enjoyed her calming presence. Communication was easy; she worked with us over Skype and in person and wrote the ceremony and took edits through Google Drive. Best of all, she was flexible and creative about the style and substance of the ceremony and provided ideas for the vows, rituals, signing the marriage license, and structure of the ceremony. We highly recommend Sharon!Sent on 09/15/2018
Christina · Married on 07/21/2018
My fiance and I wanted an officiant that would take the time to get to know us and write a personalized ceremony. We also wanted our officiant to let our guests know how they were part of our story. Sharon took the time to do just that. Over the course of our wedding planning we met with her several times to discuss what we wanted for our ceremony. She was very warm and welcoming when talking to us and was attentive in listening to our story. She wanted to know how we met, what we meant to each other, and everything in between all while truly wanting to understand our relationship without any judgement.Sent on 08/29/2018
One of the things that we really appreciated was the questionnaire she had us fill out. We were asked several questions about ourselves, each other, our relationship, and other wedding related ones which we had to answer separately from each other. This took a while to complete, but was worth it. When we finished my fiance and I went on a date night to share our answers. Some answers we knew while others were ones that we may not have remembered or appreciated what it meant to the other person. It was great to hear the things that we sometimes forget or often go unsaid. We definitely felt a deeper appreciation to each other once we had finished sharing our answers. Sharon helped us reflect on our last nine years together and this was one of the most memorable moments of our engagement.
On the day of the wedding, Sharon was there on time and came to both of us to see how we were doing. She had a big smile, offered words of encouragement, and was just as excited as we were. After the ceremony, several of our guests commented on how well Sharon had captured our story. We appreciated how she genuinely cared about making our ceremony special.
I have been working closely with Sharon Lacay of Inner Light Ceremonies for the last few months. From the moment I met her, I saw a bright, beautiful, warm person who was 100% committed to growing love in the world. A very talented writer, creative partner, incredible listener and kind soul, Sharon is someone you want in your life! She will not only take the time to get to know you, she'll ask you powerful, insightful questions that will provide valuable insight, and deepen your bond to your sweetheart as you prepare for your wedding day and beyond. She'll then work closely with you to create a ceremony that tells your love story with heart, humor and meaning. As far as officiants go, you truly could not ask for more! In fact, I can't wait to hire Sharon when my wife and I renew our vows. I know she'll guide us through a process and help us design a ceremony that we'll cherish forever!!! Thank you Sharon, for showing up to every interaction we've ever had with such presence, love and light. You are GEM and I am so blessed to have you in my life!