Lead Your Love Life is a wedding officiant business located in Oakland, California. Celebrant and couples coach, Sarah Oswald, will work directly with you to create a personalized wedding ceremony that is unique to you. On the day of your wedding, she will manage every ceremony detail so that you can relax and enjoy each moment with your loved ones. In addition to officiating your ceremony, Sarah offers pre-marital coaching to every couple she works with to set the stage for a successful relationship. Upon request she will also design a game to help your family and friends get to know each other at your wedding!
Sarah Oswald has spent many years designing and facilitating community events-- all focused on human connection. She is trained in Relational Life Therapy, and is a certified teacher of MatrixWorks: Groups As living Systems.
Sarah Oswald is a licensed officiant that provides counseling and customized love stories for couples. Lead Your Love Life performs the following ceremonies:
Many couples want their ceremony to be uniquely their own. Sarah works directly with you to create a personalized ceremony-- down to every detail. She has a deep respect for this intimate role and by the day of your marriage she will have developed such a rapport with you that it feels like she's an old friend.
You’ll start with an extensive questionnaire to get you thinking about the meaning of your union, and help isolate the elements you’d like to include in your ceremony. Sarah will take this insight into your partnership and weave into your ceremony script in the form of a love story.
Next, she will send you a draft of your personalized ceremony document. For example, ceremony elements might include: telling your love story, community vows, a ring warming, collective moment of silence, candle lighting, etc. Collaboratively, she'll work with you to hone your ceremony structure to perfection.
On your wedding day, you can relax and leave the details for Sarah to worry about. All you will have to think about is showing up, being present for one another and enjoying the process!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kiyomi Lafleur · Married on 09/08/2018
Sarah was the best part of our wedding!!!
My husband and I were really struggling with our wedding planning. We weren't sure where to start and who to hire as an officiant. Our wedding planning was stressful enough already (with family drama), and we didn't know where to turn. We started working with Sarah, and were IMMEDIATELY blown away. She was patient, thoughtful, organized, attentive, caring... basically everything we were looking for in a wedding officiant, but SO much more. Every time my husband and I would end a session with her, we were shocked by her careful attentiveness and presence. She KNEW what she was doing and she did it so well. She was SO easy to work with. Overtime, we had multiple sessions with her - which felt like intimate relationship coaching sessions. Which, allowed my husband and I to deepen our relationship. It's like she was helping us connect through being a wedding officiant, and through the process, my husband and I would fall in love with each other more. Sarah created an incredible ceremony for us. An amazing ceremony beyond words. My husband and I agree, the ceremony and her work was THE best part of the wedding. So many people came up to us... even a couple weeks later... asking about her and the ceremony. To this day, they compliment us with our ceremony and how it was so "us", and how they felt so "connected", and felt the deep love because of Sarah. So many people complimented us on our wedding officiant - which is a rare thing to do! If you're thinking of hiring Sarah Oswald as a wedding officiant, let me tell you, you MUST DO IT. We have nothing but spectacular, amazing things to say about Sarah, and if we were to get married again, we would hire her in a heart beat. Thank you, Sarah, for making the wedding process so easy, organized and spectacular. You made our wedding ours and it was the best part of the special day.Sent on 11/20/2018
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Stephen · Married on 09/23/2018
Before planning our wedding, we had a fairly concrete vision set for our ceremony. To give an idea of how specific we were, our ideal ceremony included: Chinese translation (done by our maid of honor), a tea ceremony, Christian elements, an emphasis on our personal values, community thank-yous and our dog bringing us our rings! Sarah refined our initial ideas and made the ceremony really shine with a carefully crafted process. First, she sent us a survey with questions that let us reflect on our relationship, our feelings for each other and our community. She then put together a ceremony draft together that we collaboratively edited. Sarah also made sure to meet up with us several times in person to go through any questions we might have. Besides the ceremony writing process, Sarah has a unique presence which makes her a natural public speaker. Thank you for making our wedding day wonderful!
Taylor · Married on 09/01/2018
My wife and I searched for months for a premarital counselor and officiant that seemed to be in sync with people, nature, and the greater spirit. Near the end of our ability to search, we found Sarah and were whole! We have met with Sarah for premarital counseling over multiple video chat sources, phone calls, and in person, all effortlessly because Sarah is very flexible and accommodating. Sarah has encouraged us to truly search our feelings for each other and has helped us to realize the depth of love we share. By discovering this, we are more compassionate, present minded, and forward thinking, and we can serve each other for each other. We learned the value and importance of big and small community, and we couldn’t be better prepared for marriage.
We wanted a unique ceremony and got nothing less. Sarah came to us with a beautiful framework that we continued to collaborate on along with my sister, who performed the ceremony. By all our powers, we created an inspiring piece that wove together our community in our love and transformed that riverside into our temple. Seriously all of our guests commented about how they never cry at weddings but were just so touched by ours that they shed tears!
We believe Sarah is servicing the world through her calling to bring couples and communities together in companionship and celebration, and we can’t recommend her more highly.
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It's always a pleasure when we have the chance to work with this company. We highly recommend!
Sarah Lila offers a great service that more people need to talk about when heading into their new life together. Yes she can marry you for your ceremony but there is so much more that should be looked at before you reach that special day to ensure you're on the best path possible to success in marriage and life. We do tons of research before committing to a car, house and even a meal these days, so why not ask Sarah Lila for her professional perspective when it comes to your biggest commitment: Love?
What better way to get married then to have someone who really cares and supports your vision for your special day. Lead the Love Life is amazing because Sarah has the energy and the personality that is so loving and grounded. She takes the time to get to know the real you so you day isn't someone you barely know up there talking but someone you feel you have known for a lot longer, a friend.