Hi, my name is Lauren and I officiate weddings for sentimental, spontaneous couples who are excited to explore their love! I’m also reinventing the concept of “Wedding Officiant.” After attending many traditional wedding ceremonies, I began to realize that couples were missing a huge opportunity to create a meaningful, engaging wedding ceremony that truly celebrated the essence of who they are. You see, I believe that getting married isn’t just about going through the motions; it’s an incredibly rich and dynamic emotional experience that has the power to bring people closer together. And because I couldn’t find anyone else doing just that, I decided to become the Wedding Officiant I always longed for!
Here’s a little more about me: I believe that all work days should include a mandatory 20 minute dance party and that “I’m sorry” should be replaced with “thank you.” I’ve been known to stop for three scoops of chocolate ice cream on my way home from the gym, and sometimes I tell my wife I’m working when really I’m at home watching TV in my pajamas. Perhaps most importantly, I believe we should all say something GREAT about our partners every night before bed - especially when we don’t want to!
Want to learn more? Visit my website www.laurensnead.love to schedule a free 45 min video consultation!
Lauren Snead is an award winning Bay Area Wedding Officiant who works with couples from all over the world! She has been officiating civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, dress rehearsals, and vow renewals for over 12 years. She works with couples who belong to no denomination, offering counseling and customized vows to make the experience as loving as possible. She is gay friendly and offers premarital coaching, a meaningful, original ceremony, and a unique officiant experience. Lauren is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
74 Reviews for Lauren Snead Wedding Officiant
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristen · Married on 08/24/2019
There aren't words to describe what Lauren did for me and my husband and what she came to mean to both of us but I'll certainly try to find them... As our officiant- Lauren got to the core of our separate selves and us as a couple and really reflected that special knowledge in our ceremony which had our guests laughing, crying, and up on their feet participating. And as our newest friend- Lauren held our hands throughout the planning process and the day-of our wedding, making us feel supported and cherished and always, always celebrated and loved. We are incredibly grateful to have had her by our sides throughout this important time in our lives and we hope that anyone going through this same process would have the amazing opportunity to work with her, and get to know her, as well.Sent on 09/01/2019
Harry Kerr · Married on 06/06/2019
From Scotland to San Francisco
So my husband and I finally decided to tie the knot and he thought it would be a great idea to travel from Scotland to San Francisco to have our wedding. Where do you even start? So picking the venue was easy enough. The magnificent City Hall. Next who will perform our ceremony, we didnt want it to feel like a business transaction. So the search started. So I stumbled upon Lauren's webpage one afternoon in work, sent an email off had a reply and our journey began. Lauren is absolutely amazing. She is such a lovely, kind hearted person and we connected with her straight away. She captured our love story perfectly, piece by piece and performed such a beautiful ceremony. I can't even describe how wonderfully personal it was. It left us and our friends smiling, laughing and crying all at the same time. Our friends said how beautiful the ceremony was. We would recommend her again and again. Lauren we cannot thank you enoughSent on 07/07/2019
Lauren Snead Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you so much for this beautiful review Harry & Scott! Other than seeing you looking incredibly handsome in your Kilts (!), one of my favorite moments was watching you exchange your vows. I was struck by the moment! Surrounded by the historic and majestic SF City Hall, marrying a gay couple from Scotland, during Pride Week, I watched as you spoke genuinely from your hearts and declared your love for one another, making the step from being sweethearts to becoming husbands. We were all crying! And laughing...sometimes at the same time. It was magical and perfect. Thank you for including me in this precious moment! You know I adore you both and am so excited to see where life takes you from here!!! (a move to SF?!?!) With so much love, Lauren
Jessica Nakano · Married on 05/19/2019
Words cannot express enough, how incredible Lauren is. She is the best out there!!
Lauren was everything we needed, and more. I cannot see my wedding, without her. She was such a hugely important part of our process. She really took care of us during all the stressful months that led up to our special day together... and I wouldn’t want anyone else standing up there with us but her.
She was the reason our ceremony was so special, and such a tear jerker. The way she connects with the couples she works with makes all the difference. She doesn’t just show up the day of the wedding... she works with the couple months ahead, giving so much love and support. She’s incredibly thoughtful, loving and one of the most passionate people I will ever meet. You can tell, that she truly and absolutely loves what she does. Lauren is worth it. My husband and I just love her to death and will never forget what she did for us.Sent on 07/26/2019
This is such a wonderful company to work with. We highly recommend.
Lauren is THE BEST. Period. Full stop. Above and beyond all others.
Lauren provided me with coaching services as I began my personal business and dream to become a wedding officiant. From the day we met during her free consultation she blew me away with her passion for life and the world of officiating. Lauren is a natural at empowering others to rock at being themselves and there is no doubt that I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for her guidance, encouragement, and creative coaching style. Lauren is incredibly unique and valuable to this industry and you need her in your life!