Life Celebrations is a wedding officiant company in Carmel, California. The officiant, Brian Lyke, has been a college chaplain, a hospice chaplain, and a pastor. For over 35 years, he has helped couples create a ceremony that shows their values and intentions for their life together.
Brian graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Masters of Divinity degree. Additionally, for 20 years, he was a staff of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Life Celebrations provides officiant services, such as offering counselings and creating customized vows, to several wedding types, including civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. The following are religions that the officiant services:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Adrienne Wilson · Getting married on 05/04/2020
Beautiful moment in our life
We opted for an intimate wedding with only 12 guests in order to keep the costs and stress level down. Brian was a great choice. He was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was great at helping us tailor vows that matched our values which made the moment that much more special for us. Brian’s reading of the ceremony nearly brought tears to my eyes and the guests. Thank you Brian for helping to make our ceremony so beautiful!Sent on 05/03/2019
Marcus Pucci · Married on 09/29/2019
I was very satisfied with ceremony and the experience overall. Brian was very thorough, asking several good questions during the pre-planning session that personalized the ceremony for us and helped us to make better selections with regard to the readings and family member acknowledgements. My wife and I were extremely pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Brian as the Officiant for your ceremony.Sent on 10/05/2019
Alissa S · Married on 09/27/2019
Brian spoke as if he'd know us our whole lives
Brian worked with us via phone to put together the most beautiful wedding ceremony. Since we were hosting an outdoor wedding and not one in a church, we weren't sure how to pull it off with spirituality and tradition. Brian led us through the process and gave us GREAT ideas for how to include our 3 children in the ceremony in a meaningful way. While preparing for the ceremony, Brian asked my husband and I several leading questions about our relationship, our dreams for our newly blended family and even offered a few readings from which we chose. I can easily say that Brian helped make our beautiful day even more special. I can not recommend him enough. He was very well spoken, polished, professional yet warm and lovely.Sent on 10/09/2019
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Brian Lyke is a wonderful Officiant. He is quiet and sensitive and listens to his couples to create the perfect wedding ceremony. Everyone who has met Brian agrees that he is a great person and a perfect fit for their event. I always enjoy witnessing Brian's wedding ceremonies. I highly recommend Life Celebrations and Brian Lyke!
I have photographed countless weddings with Brian over the years - and each one is handled with sacredness and care. He always incorporates details of how the couple met or something significant in their lives. i have always found him to be kind, professional and gracious in helping the couple through some very nervous ceremonies. He is my number one recommendation for an officiant in our area.
I've worked with Rev. Brian Lyke since first starting out over 12 years ago and have always found him to be a caring and sincere celebrant. These qualities carry over into the ceremonies he creates for each of his couples. He also offers pre-marrital guidance, which is a helpful resource for those couples who feel they may need it. I enjoy working with Brian and highly recommend him to my couples. Patty Speirs, Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination, www.eldweddings.com